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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

It's Hip To Be Square


Hello, today being Tuesday is of course on my calendar the day
we start a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. 
Our thanks to Jane who has chosen for us
It's Hip To Be Square -
Square Cards Only
Please pop to the blog to see the wonderful variety of square 
cards from the Design Team.
I must be honest and say, I mostly make square cards, so this wasn't 
really a challenge for me, other than I have used a new stamp.
I really should step out of my comfort zone and start making different
shaped cards. until then here are some details of my card.
A square scallop edged card. All papers matted onto cream card.
All papers are from a paper pad from LOTV - Beach Bliss
The stamp used is by Sweet Dixies stamps - Lighthouse.
Stamped with Chipped Sapphire DI - TH. Blended edges with
same ink. Twine added. The small For You stamp is from a 
Spellbinders Garden Collection set. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

In The Garden


Hi to my visitors, today being Monday it is time again for our
weekly challenge at Make My Monday.
We would like to see anything you wish as long as it
is  In The Garden.
Please check out the blog and take a look at the DT creations.
I chose another of my octagon carads, I stamped around
the edges with Peeled paint and a small foilage stamp.
The main image is A Gardener from Flippen Women by La Pashe.
The rabbit and sentiment are also from the same set.
The greeting is by Honey Doo Stamps. 
All coloured with Promarkers. 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

All About The Girl

Hello, welcome to my blog, I always love to have comments too.
Today starts the new two week challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
We are a stamping blog, so please no digi stamps or print outs.
Our challenge is one you can go to town with your creativity -
All About The Girl
The Design Team have again some wonderful creations, 
please pop over to visit the blog.
I recently bought a larage box of shaped cards by Kanban, at
a wonerful bargain price, so you will be seeing a few different
shapes as the challenges go on. 
I covered the card with blue gingham form my stash.
A Kraft die, a round die of pretty pale blue paper.
The main image is from LOTV Annabel Upside Down.
Coloured with Promarkers,
Greeting from LOTV Grungy Messages.
Flowers, butterfly, twine and hessian (burlap) from my stash.
I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Paper Piecing at MTTC


Hello, thanks for your visit to my blog.
Today I wish to highlight the challenge starting over at
My Time To Craft (MTTC) for the next two weeks which is....
Paper Piecing
Please do visit the blog for details and to view the wonderful
creations from the Design Team. 
For my card I have created a 5" x 7" white card.
Matted with a piece of black card. 
I stamped the main image Bold Bloom - Ruby onto white card,
then onto several pieces of designer paper from Craftwork Cards-
Velvet Plum. Varied shapes were cut and pieced to the 
stamped image on the white card. 
I cut 4 pieces to edge the white card before adhering to
the black card.  3 purple pearls added. The greeting
is from Honey Doo stamps. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Man's Best Friend


Hi everyone, welcome to my blog. Today sees the start
of the new weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz which is
Man's Best Friend
Please do visit the blog to see the wonderful DT creations.
For my card, I have downloaded the paws backing paper and the 
decoupaged image from a CD. - Flippen Families by La Pashe.
I edged the background paper with black ink to help to define it.
Have fun, I am looking forward to viewing your cards. 

Monday, 16 May 2016

Let's Sail Away


Hi everyone, today we start the new challenge at 
Make My Monday, it was my turn to choose and this is my choice.
Let's Sail Away
I hope you enjoy playing along with this challenge. Please pop to the blog
to see the creations from the wonderful Design Team. 
I used a 5"sq. card with scaollop edges.
Matted a piece of dark blue card.
On my stamping card, with the aid of circle die, I created
a circle aperture mask, through which I swept and blended an 
assortment of Distress Inks. 
Removed the mask, stamped the image. 
An old favourite stamp from Elusive Images now (Chocolate Baroque).
The greeting is from Hobbyart stamps. 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Challenge #80 Animal Magic




Hi, thanks for your visit, today starts the monthly challenge at
Sparkles Monthly Challenges, please pop over to see the details 
and of course to check out the wonderful creations of the DT.
We also have a DT Call for the next month, so please if your interested
do check it out.
Helen N has chosen for us Animal Magic. 
I made a 5" square card.  Background card, frills and background for
the image are pale blue card from my stash, left overs from another project.
A piece of blue gingham, another piece form the spare leftover box.
The image is a Dinkie stamp by Little Claire.  Coloured with Promarkers.
Spellbinders Oval Die and Marianne patterned oval die used
to create the stamped centre image.
The insert was stamped with another elephant Dinkie stamp, the greeting
is a Papermania stamp.
Have fun.