Monday, 23 March 2015

Missing You

Happy Monday

Today over at the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge, the theme is Get Well/Missing you

We have 2 lovely sponsors this week


My card uses the image Purrrfect Together, by All Dressed Up



The matting and layering are done with my Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics and the beautiful frame is also Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three. The sentiment is from a retired set from Gina K Designs, and is cut out with Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure







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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Purple Day

Happy Sunday

Today over at 613 Avenue Create, we are celebrating Purple Day 

March 26th is PURPLE DAY in honor of 
Epilepsy Awareness, for info go to www.purpleday.org   

My card features an image from 
Called Vera


I used my 6x6 card creator dies by Spellbinders and their Card Creator A2 Curved Matting Basics
The embossing folder is from Crafters Companion -  6x6 Vintage Flower Garden.

I look forward to seeing your entries over at the challenge




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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A Trio of Challenge Cards

Happy Wednesday

This week over at Creative Moments the challenge is Anything Goes, with an optional twist of a tag/gift/card for a special lady or Mum

We have 2 lovely sponsors for this challenge 



The first card features the lovely paper and embellishment set from Decosse Dynamite called Mommy Dearest


The only embellishment is the Spellbinders Les Papillion, as the papers and doily are just so pretty. My darling Husband chose this card to give to his Mother last Sunday for Mothers Day.

My second creation uses the super sweet pre-coloured image by Di's Digi Stamps, called 
Happiness is Beary Daisy


I used a luggage tag from my stash as the base, and cut a layer in pink, I embossed this with a Crafters Companion folder called Floral Wonder. 
I used Spellbinders Celebrations - Build a Tag 1 to cut out the image and Spellbinders Celebrations Enhanced Pennant for the flower.


This week at the Crafters Cafe the theme is "What Season are You in", and the lovely Di is also sponsoring this challenge



I used the outline image - Fore You, and the season I am in is (very nearly) Spring, and here the lovely lime green of the foliage on the spring flowers and the beautiful blue/mauve of the Blue Bells are my reason for choosing this colour combo


I used my Copic markers to colour the image and cut it out with a Spellbinders Labels 1 die, The card base is created with Spellbinders Labels 1 Card Front, and the little embellishments are from Frantic Stamper - Golf Set & Golf Companion.


I always look forward to browsing the entries in the challenges and seeking some inspiration.




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Monday, 16 March 2015

All dressed Up At The Outlawz

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge, the theme is Ribbons & Bows

Our lovely sponsor is 

The images are just so sweet and I chose - Best Friends

I went outside my comfort zone for this challenge and used Spectrum Noir pencils to colour the image.


I cut out the image on my paper trimmer and used the Perfect Layers tool to create the frame, the embossing folder is from Crafters Companion 8x8 - Papillon Flutterby and the little card bows are a die by Memory box - Tiny Bow.

I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge!



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Friday, 6 March 2015

Creative Moments Challenge 63

Happy Friday

This fortnight over at the Creative Moments Challenge, the theme is "Anything Goes", with the optional twist of "Spring Greens"

We have 2 lovely sponsors for this challenge 



My first card uses the image - Kitty in Flowers by Angies Digi Store


I used Spellbinders Labels 37 to cut out mu Copic marker coloured image, my lovely husband says it looks like our lovely boy Morgan. I layered that on to Spellbinders Card Creator 5x7 - Grate Effect.
The sentiment and paw prints are from a sadly retired stamp set from Gina K Designs, called 
Purrr-fectly Delightful. The foliage is Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sprigs & Corner Sprigs.
The flowers are from my stash.

My second card uses the Bugaboo image - Spring Boot


The image is coloured with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders Card Creator - Curved Matting Basics B. I layered that on to Spellbinders - Delightful Foliage. The Boots are from the Inspire line and are simply called "Wellies"
The flower is form my stash and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs - Basket Blessings.

I look forward to seeing your entries in our challenge.


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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Crafters Cafe Use a Charm Challenge

Happy Thursday

This week over at the Crafters Cafe, the theme is "Use a Charm"

Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is 


My card uses the image - Steampunk Snow


The image is coloured with Copic markers and cut and layered with Spellbinders Modern Stationary, A2 & 5x7. I used Memory Box Gear-works Boarder, and extended to with Memory Box - Mini Gears. The flowers and charm ate from my stash, along with the Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Adage Tickets.

I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge


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Monday, 23 February 2015

Shabby Chic with Cheery Lynn

Happy Monday

As you all know I am a little (ok a lot) of a die addict, I can not recollect a creation I have made without die cutting included.  I have many dies form many different companies, but I do have a favourite or two, and one at the top of my list is Cheery Lynn dies. They are just beautiful to work with and cut beautifully. The other thing I love to make is flowers and Cheery Lynn have some gorgeous dies for this.

So for something a little different I am showcasing some of my favourite Cheery Lynn Dies


I started by creating the whitewashed woodgrain background, this is a technique explained beautifully by the lovely Gina at Gina K Designs/Stamp TV and here is the link - http://stamptv.ning.com/video/whitewashed-woodgrain-and-more. I used my Zutter to scuff the edges  and make it look a little more shabby.

I used the Cheery Lynn Chicken Wire die, cutting it in grey card and using Distress Rusty Hinge to get the colour I required.

I created the Sunflower with the Black  Eyed Susan die and cut it using golden yellow card and used Memento Tangelo on the edges of the petals for a little more depth

The next flower is the Chrysanthemum strip die, that I used to make a sweet little Daisy type bloom, this was cut in a thin white card and sprayed with a glimmer spray.

The Miniature Rose is cut out in a burgundy card and a little Victorian Velvet Distress ink added to the petal edges.

I then made the Shasta Daisy flower, it is also cut in a thin white card and inked all over lightly with Memento Rose Bud, and then a heavier application of the same on the petal edges.

Lastly I used the Sweet William Strip cut out in a thicker white card and inked with Memento Lulu Lavender and Grape Violet, I then added a tiny squish of Stickles to the edges of the petals.

I used the Doilies and Exotic Butterflies dies, as well as Fanciful Flourish, Flourish Leaf strip,  and Pair of Ferns to finish the card.

The only thing NOT Cheery Lynn is the sentiment, it is form Gina K Designs and cut out with a Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics.

This card was made with a very very dear friend in mind, who was recently bereaved and reminds me of her beautiful country garden.

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Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Monday

This week I am hosting the Monday Greetings Card Challenge over at the Outlawz, the theme is 
Anything Goes!

Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is

I am using the image - Catherine


I just love this squidgy baby image, that I coloured it with Copic markers. I then cut the image out with Spellbinders Labels 39 and matted it onto Labels 39 Decorative Accents. The embossing folder is 8"x8" Button Box by Crafters Companion. The sentiment is by Gina K Designs - Oh Baby and cut and matted with SU punches

I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge 




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