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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, 15 May 2017

Sent with Love


Good morning folks. We have a lovely new challenge beginning at Crafty Girlz today.

We have an inspirational photo for our theme this time.


The colours I have chosen to use are Pink and Brown.

I started with a piece of pink card.  I then cut a piece of white card and die cut around the edges using some corner dies from Tonic.

I then inked an embossing folder using Tattered Rose distress ink, ran it through my calibre and then inked around the edges using Expresso distress ink.

Whilst at Ally Pally I purchased some starlight paints from Imagination Crafts which I have never used before.  Using one of their stencils I cover it using Dried Rose starlight and left to dry then die cut using a square deckled edge die from Tonic.  I also die cut the middle out using the same set of dies.

My sentiment stamped using a Phill Martin stamp and black vcersafine.  I then die cut it out using the flag dies from creative expressions and matted it onto a piece of brown card.

The flowers are stamped using stamps from Dreamees. Expresso distress ink and parchment which I then cut out and shaped.  All finished off with some leaves die cut using a leaf die from creative expressions.

Why not pop over to the challenge to see more ideas from our design team and also to enter your own project into the challenge.  Just follow the link HERE

Thank you for visiting today.  Hope to see you again soon.



Friday, 5 May 2017

QKR StampedeTrain Stamp



Good morning all.

We start a lovely new challenge over at Simply Create Too Blog.


Our theme for challenge 127 is

'Must Use Digi Stamp'

I have used a digi stamp from QKR Stampede which I have taken into Serif Craft Artist.


The craft artist digi kit I used to create this card is called Hobbies Classic Transport.

To see more designs from our DT please follow the link HERE to the challenge blog where you can also enter your own project - don't forget to follow the theme.

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

Take care.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Have a Lovely Day


My final post today and another challenge starts at Crafty Girls Creations Challenge.

Challenge 35 is Just for Fun.

I love these challenges because I can use anything from my crafty stash and just play.

I picked an embossing folder and inked the embossed side before placing my card in and running it through my caliber.

My main die is called 'Madeline' and is a creative expressions one. The leaves are also die cut from creative expressions dies.

My sentiment is a stamp from the lovely Phill Martin's blossom stamp set.

The flowers are stamps from Chloes Creative Cards stamped onto vellum using embossing powder from cosmic shimmer.  I have used her peony collection and pretty flowers set.

I finished off with some gems in the centre of the flowers.

To see more designs from the rest of our design team AND to enter your own project into the challenge follow the link HERE.

Challenges entered


Thanks for visiting.

See you soon

Rachel

Hi, back again with details of a new challenge beginning at Get Creative Challenge.

Challenge 58 has a theme of

'Must Use Buttons & Bows.

We have three sponsors for this challenge





I have used a digi stamp from Sheepski Designs called 'Rachel'

I started by taking the image into my serif craft artist and removed the white from the hat replacing it with a material from a digi kit which has knitted materials within it.

I then printed out the image and coloured the rest of her in with my copic marker pens.  I then fussy cut her out using my BSC on the 'direct to cut' with a 0.4mm border.

I made the basket weave background using a weaving die from creative expressions and also made a small frame again using dies from creative expressions, one of the shadow box collection - lattice frames.

The embossing folder is actually a button 8x8 folder from crafters companion and the bow is another die cut from creative expressions

I finished off my card with some buttons sporadically placed within the embossing folder.

To see more designs from our design team and to enter your own 'Buttons & Bows' project into our challenge follow the link HERE.

Challenges entered

Good luck and take care.

Wendy's 50th Birthday


Good morning all. 

We have a new challenge beginning today at Creative Ladybirds Creations.

Our theme for challenge 26 is 'Anything Goes'.

My post today is a card I made for my dear crafting chum, Wendy who was 50 this year.

I have used the book die from tattered lace.  The coloured card I have embossed using an A4 embossing folder from creative expressions.

The sentiment is from a set of stamps by John Lockwood and the '50 today' is a stamp from Chloe's Creative Cards.
The flowers have also been made using a flower stamp from my stamp stash which I have stamped onto vellum using a blue sparkle embossing powder and white detail powder.  The leaves are die cuts using a die from creative expressions.  I also made a box too.

If you wish to see more projects made by our design team please follow the link HERE to our blog and don't forget to enter your own project into the challenge too.

Thank you for visiting today and for any comments you choose to leave, I always appreciate your comments and thoughts.

Challenges entered

Take care.


Harper Blue



Hello all.  Hope you are all well today.

Several posts today all for challenges starting today.

This post is to launch a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart.

Challenge 157 has a theme of 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is



I have used a lovely digi called 'Harper Blue' a really lovely teenager digi although I think it would suit any young girl or woman.

After printing I coloured her in using my copic marker pens.  I then fussy cut her out using my BSC on the 'direct to cut' facility with a 0.4mm border.

I have embossed a piece of white card using a bark embossing folder from couture.  I then kissed it on the embossed side with some cosmic shimmer Mediterranean blue gilding polish and then die cut a frame out using creative expressions double pierced noble rectangle dies.

The mats are also white card but edged again with the same blue gilding polish.  The flowers which are cut from a tattered lace die and the leaves from a creative expressions die are also plain white card but coloured with the blue gilding polish.

Although I don't think you can see it properly in the photograph but the leaves I have also triple embossed to give them a high shine.  Also they were a little sticky from the glue even though they had dried for a couple of days so I covered that with the triple embossing.

I have finished my flower off with a small blue button and a sentiment which I stamped using a Phill Martin stamp and versafine ink.  Again I have edged it with the blue gilding polish.

To see more designs from our design team follow the line HERE to the challenge blog where you can also enter your own project for a chance to win a lovely prize from our sponsor.

Don't forget about our facebook page too.

Challenges entered

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again.

Take care.