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Monday, 25 February 2013

Bring on the Bling

Happy Monday

Today over at the Otlawz Greetings Card Challenge, the lovely Brenda is challenging you to "Bling it up"!

Bring on the Bling
Add some rhinestones, pearls or glitter to your project

Here is my card for this week:


The image is by this weeks sponsors Bugaboo and is called Ruby-Indecision.


The Die's today are Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Gand Decorative Ovals, Octagons and Scalloped Octagons. The medallion die is by Memory Box and is called Amana Circle.

I buy most of my crafting supplies in the UK from:

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hu Dun Dat and a Birthday Calendar

Happy Sunday

The new releases over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy are a lovely addition to the store and your collection! The amazing Design team have created some fantastic inspiration for you and it can be found HERE

I have two for you today, first a Birthday Calendar page for March, you can collect the set over the next few weeks, each month has a DS4J image, or you can by the whole set of twelve months, without images and add your own, this is available HERE.


I have used Spellbinders Jewel Fantasy to compliment the beautiful peacock image.

My card uses the wonderful image by Jen Lee called Hu Dun Dat


The embossing folder and die cuts are all from Spellbinders and are Asian accents, Asian Motifs and M-Bossabilities Asian, the flower is created using La La Land's Lotus Die.

You can purchase all the die's and embossing folder here in the UK from:


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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Shades of Blue

Happy Thursday

This week at Creative Moments we have a new challenge:

Challenge 11 Shades of Blue

Our Sponsor this fortnight are


Just Some Lines are offering a $12 voucher to spend in their shop

Don't forget to pop over and see the Design Teams awesome Creations 
HERE, you can also check out the winners and top three for challenge 10 on the same link.

Here is my card for this fortnight:


The image is called Jenny Dress Up, she was so much fun to colour, and I am sure many of you know a budding Diva who would love to receive this image on a card!

The sentiment is cut from a new range of dies available exclusively at Hobby Craft UK, called Tattered Lace, and designed by Stephanie Weightman the lettering I used is called Circus Alphabet, you can check out all the new range HERE.

The banner is Spellbinders Large Ribbon Banners, and I mixed and matched a couple of Spellbinders Edgabilities, Classic Scallop and Classic Ric Rac, the DP and flowers are from my stash.

I buy all things Spellbinders and many of my crafting supplies from:


I do hope you will play along, I look forward to seeing your creations!

Thank you for stopping by



Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Birthdays are Fun

Happy Wednesday

Today over at DS4J we have a new challenge:

Challenge 61 - Birthdays are Fun

Digistamps4Joy is celebrating 1 year under new ownership, and what better way 

to celebrate than with a BIRTHDAY!
Our theme is therefore 
BIRTHDAYS ARE FUN
Create a paper creation to celebrate a birthday - ANY age!
Challenge #61 runs from 20 February - 5 March 2013

Here is my card:


The image is Hoola hoopla, coloured with Copic markers and cut out using my Silhouette. The dies are Memory Box Isabella Butterfly, Pippi Butterfly, Lavish branch, Flower Mound, Debutante Frame and Twirling Vine Frame. The sentiment is cut and mounted on Spellbinders Fancy Frame Tags One, the DP is from my stash.

I purchase most of my supplies from:


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Monday, 18 February 2013

Heart Health Month

Happy Monday

Today over at the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge


CREATE A PROJECT THAT IS EMBOSSED PLUS ADD RED
This is heart health Month

Here is my card:


The large heart is cut with Spellbinders Classic Heart, and the embossing on the background and heart are both created with Spellbinders M-Bossabilites Hearts, the lace doily and small hearts are from my stash.

Don't forget to pop over and see the amazing creations by the DT HERE

Our Wonderful Sponsors this Month are:


I buy most of my supplies from:


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Sunday, 17 February 2013

My New Specs

Happy Sunday

Today we have some new images in the DS4J Shop, and some fantastic inspiration from the DT HERE.

My card uses Jen Lee's new image "My New Specs"


I also merged the image with "Butterfly Oval". The die cuts are Spellbinders Grand Ovals and Grand Fancy Ovals and the embellishments are all Memory Box, Butterfly Chain, Isabella Butterfly and Pippi Butterfly.

As You know I purchase all my dies, and many other of my crafting supplies from:


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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My First Post for Crafters Cafe

Happy Wednesday

Today is my first post for Crafters Cafe, and I am so excited to be sharing my card for the challenge Love/Friendship, there is some gorgeous creations from my fellow design team members also on the same link. So without further ado here is my creation.


The cute image is from Whoopsi Daisy and is coloured with Copic markers, I have used Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Decorative Circles. All the other dies are Memory Box, Delicate Fern, Lavish Branch,  Lovely Aster, Amana Circle, Pippi Butterfly and Isabella Butterfly.

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Monday, 11 February 2013

CASEd Tina Gilliland

Happy Monday

Today I have the great pleasure of hosting this weeks Greetings Card Challenge over at The Outlawz, and the challenge is to CASE any member of the Outlawz design team, (this can be from any challenge group). So you can now show us what card you have found particularly inspirational and let us all see your creation!

Now the rules of the challenge are as follows:

Pick a card from any of the DT"S cards/projects from the DT Gallery,
Rule: change 2 things or more the card.  Colours, image used, add more bling, take away bling, etc.. and provide the title of the card or a link to the CASEd card. 

Remember you need to add a sentiment if there is not one on the CASEd card!

So as you already know I CASEd Tina Gilliland, I have admired her work for as long as I have been a card maker, and I am an avid follower of her blog "My Studio Blog", if you have not yet checked it out, I strongly suggest you do, you will not be disappointed and I know you will be inspired as much as I have!

So here is Tina's card titled Bookworm:


Here is my CASE:


I changed the colour scheme, but wanted to keep the colours bright and cheerful, I changed the DP, but still kept to a script as it is so appropriate to the image, I also changed the embellishment on the bow, and of course added a greeting.

Have a great Monday, thanks for stopping by 


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Bird House

Happy Sunday

Today there are some great new images in the DS4J Store and I used the new image Bird House for my card.


The image is coloured with Copic markers, E33, E37 & E47. The die cuts are Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Small and Deckled Ovals. The Branch is by Memory Box called Lavish Branch, the little flowers are Flower Mound, the cat and birds are Leaping Cat and Resting Birds, again all from Memory Box and there latest release 

You can see the wonderful creations from the Design Team HERE

I purchase my dies and products in the UK from:

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Challenges and Some News

Happy Wednesday

Today there are some new challenges on the block, and I would like to share some cards with you. Firstly DS4J have a new challenge:

CHALLENGE #60 - Romance is in the Air


Oooooh ... it's February and a special month for all those who want to spoil their loved ones!
Our theme is therefore 
 
ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR
You can include anything that has to do with 'romance' - hearts, the word LOVE, the colour red etc.
Challenge #60 runs from 6 - 19 February 2013

Please pop over and see the lovely creations by the Design Team

My card uses the image Vase of Hearts:


The image has been coloured with Copic markers and is placed on a Spellbinders die cut called Romantic Rectacles, I masked this up with sticky notes after cutting and stamped with an old background stamp from my stash. The corners and little heart boarder are both Martha Stewart punches.

The second challenge today is with Creative Moments and my cards use images from our lovely sponsors QKR Stampede and Fresh Brew Designs.

This time the theme is:

CHALLENGE 10
Buttons & Bows/Anything Goes

First up is an image from QKR called Best Friends:


The card is a pre cut blank from my local hobby shop and the paper is from my stash, the button and bows are die cuts, the buttons are Button Boarder by Memory Box and the Bows are Die-Namics Die Beautiful Bows. The image was coloured with Copic markers.

My second card for this challenge uses the image from Fresh Brewed called Fairy Sweet Day:


The Embossing folder is by Cuttlebug and the image is again coloured with Copic's, the embellishments are from my stash.

Ok now for my news!

I am very proud to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the wonderful Crafters Cafe Design Team. I look forward to sharing my creations for them very soon.

Thank you for stopping by 





Sunday, 3 February 2013

Musician on a Hill

Happy Sunday

Today I would like to share a card I have made for the latest releases at DS4J, you can also see some wonderful inspiration projects on the same link.


The image is called Musician on a Hill by Jen Lee, I have Coloured it with Copic markers and used an M-Bossabilities folder called Flora for the background. The die cuts are Spellbinders Classic Ovals large & small. The Swirly leaf flourishes are by Cheery Lynn and are Fanciful Flourish & Mini Fanciful Flourish and Fern. The little red flowers and the music notes are Fiskars hand punches.

Thank you for stopping by

Friday, 1 February 2013

Freebie Friday

Happy Friday

Today over at DS4J there are TWO FREEBIES for you there is also loads of inspiration from my fellow amazing DT members.

Here is my creation:


I used the Silhouette to create a print and cut file using two of the images from Valentines Sentiments and Tags, and also the little box. The flowers are from my stash and the die is from Cheery Lynn called Fanciful Flourish.

I have entered this in Hugs and Hearts Challenge

Thank you for stopping by