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Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Bonjour Paris



Good morning all.

A new challenge at Crafting from the Heart begins today.

Our sponsor for this challenge is


I have used a couple of images from a set called 'Paris'.

I have used Serif Craftartist to design my card.  I did import the embossing image, the ribbon and the flower but the colours have all been taken from the little girl.

I have designed it on an 8x8 page so it could be used on an 8x8 card or made smaller onto a 6x6 or 7x7 card.  

To see more designs from our design team why not follow the link HERE to our blog and at the same time why not enter your own challenge.

We also have a Facebook page for you to follow and enter further challenge's and showcase your own projects.

Thank you for visting and I hope to see you again soon.


Holly Fairy


Good morning all.  Well what a weekend, talk about English weather, sunny and hot last week and here in West Midlands we had some serious rain and very windy, quite autumnal but not cold.  

I thought we would be a little seasonal this morning.  We actually start a new challenge at Get Creative Challenge and our theme for challenge 46 is 'A Sketch'

Our sponsor for this challenge is


The image I chose to use is called 'Holly Fairy'.

After printing her out onto copic x-press it smooth card I coloured her in using spectrum noir colouring pencils then die cut her out with a spellbinders die.  I also cut a faux mat out in green.

I then embossed a pieceof 8x8 white card using an embossing folder from tattered lace and on the debossed side I spread some snow white glitter sparkle paste from creative expressions.  Unfortunately my photographic skills are not good and I don't think you can see it but it does sparkle in real life.

For the wreath surrounding my image I die cut some holly in green and white card but on the white card I stencilled some ink using two colours of green distress inks.  All finished off with some red nuvo tonic pearl drops.

If you would like to see more images from our sponsor which our design team have used follow the link HERE.  At the same time you could enter your own project into the challenge but don't forget to follow the theme and link back to the challenge blog.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.

Take care.







Monday, 15 August 2016

Dress Up Donna

Good morning everyone.  Monday morning certainly rolls around quickly doesn't it?

To cheer up this Monday we start a new challenge over at Crafty Girlz.

Our theme is 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is 



The image I chose to use from our sponsor is called 'Dress Up Donna'.

Although I have coloured her in using my copic marker pens I think she would also lend herself beautifully to paper piecing too.

I have used the following copic markers

Face = E000 | E00 | E01
Hair = E04 | E07 | E08 | E09 | E19
Dress = Y32 | Y35 | Y38
Y000

I have also used 

Tattered lace flourish dies, 
spellbinders 5x7 matting basic dies, 
Creative Expression Noble pierced rectangle dies
cosmic shimmer pearl lustre gilding polish
nuvo pearl drops - ebony
dotty embossing folder
cosmic shimmer peach embossing powder

To see more samples from our design team follow the link HERE and don't forget to enter your own project whilst you are visiting.

Thanks for stopping by and checking my blog out.


Hope to see you again soon.

Take Care.



Thursday, 11 August 2016

Cassandra


Good morning everyone.  Hope you are all okay today.

Thursday, my favourite day because my weekend starts.  Hopefully we will get the nice weather forecast and if so I think we will be off to Croombe Park in Evesham for a picnic and a walk.  Haven't told Enya yet, she does love her walks.

Well today we start a lovely new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations.

The theme is 'Always Anything Goes'.

Our sponsor is



The image I have used is called 'Cassandra' from our sponsor.

After printing my image out I coloured her in using my copic markers as follows: -

E00 | E0000 | E01 | R40 | 100 | C9 | C5 | C7 | B26 | B29 | B32

For the background I sprintz a plain piece of card with some cosmic shimmer spritzers.

I have used Sue Wilson Double Pierced Rectangle dies for the frame and her leaves.

My flowers were made from an old tonic flower die.  All finished off with some tonic nuvo pearl drops.

If you wish to see more samples from our design team follow the link HERE to our challenge where you can also enter your own project too.

Thank you so much for visiting and hope to see you again soon.


Friday, 5 August 2016

Back to School



Good morning fellow crafters and visitors.

We start a new challenge at Simply Create Too.



Challenge 115 has a theme of

BACK TO SCHOOL

To enter our challenge just follow the link HERE.  You can enter any project so long as you stick with the theme.

Pop along and check out what our design team has posted.

Look forward to seeing your project.

For my post today I have created this card in Serif Craft Artist.

It is a 6x6 card base and I have used - yes you guessed it - a digi kit called 'Back to School'.

Thank you so much for visiting today and I do hope to see you again soon.

Take care.



Monday, 25 July 2016

Lily


Good morning.  My 2nd post of the day, yes I know I am like a bus nothing for a while then 2 come along together!!!!

Given my craft room is now fully up and running I hope to be posting more now.

A new challenge is beginning at Crafting from the Heart.

Challenge 122 is the usual 'Anything Goes' theme.

Our sponsor is:-



The digi stamp I have used is called 'Lily'

I have printed this out onto watercolour card and used distress markers to colour it.

As regulars will know I do struggle with layouts and my inspiration is usually Sue Wilson or John Lockwood.  Well my inspiration for today's layout was John Lockwood but with my twist.

To create the frame I used the 5x7 matting basics from spellbinders.  A couture embossing folder called Extra Loren and my sentiment is from Senitmentally Yours the Blossom Occasions Sentiment Tags from the lovely Phil Martin stamps and die cut using tags dies from the sapphire.

I always think sympathy cards are difficult and this one just cried out as that particular theme.

Why not visit the challenge blog by following the link HERE where you can enter your own super creation and see some more samples from our design team.

We also have a facebook page which you can join and share your makes.

Thanks for visiting and take care.




Birthday Surprise


Good morning folks.  Hope you had a brilliant weekend and the weather was enjoyable for you.

We start a lovely new challenge at Get Creative today.

Challenge 44 theme is
Lots of Blue

Our sponsor for this challenge is



The image I have used is called


I have printed my image onto watercolour card and used distress markers to colour her in.

The dies are all creative expressions by Sue Wilson and the pearl drops are Nuvo Tonic - midnight blue.

I made my own background using chipped sapphire distress ink and a flower stamp I had and then embossed using a distress embossing folder which I have inked around the outisde.

If you wish to see more ideas using this image and others from our sponsor do follow the linke HERE to our challenge blog.  Don;t forget to enter your own project whilst you are visiting - any project as long as you follow the theme.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon.

Take care.