Wednesday, 29 January 2014


Some time ago I won this Spesch Wineglass digi in a challenge, she's a cutie,I just love her little parasol! 

First time I've coloured flesh with my Polychromos, I have to admith that it took me ages to get a look that I felt passable and I'm still not entirely happy with the dimention I achieved.

Just keeping my card to a simple design, a hand cut, computer generated sentiment and popping the layer onto foam pads completes the card.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

TTCRD, Anything goes,
CMC39, Fairies,
CCC39, Less is more,
MIM176, Anything goes.

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Monday, 27 January 2014

Exciting News!

Well, as you can see there is going to be a new release, please grab this poster and add it to your side bar to remind yourself to join the Ladybugs, you won't want to miss it! 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

And This Is The Other!

Well, I did tell you there was another one, and this is it!
This one again uses Washi tape, some paper piercing and the gorgeous die cut, I even used up a fence die cut that's been sitting on my desk for ages,
 hanging the numbers from it!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
DOC69, Birthdays,
2TC68, T,A,P,E. (Eighteen)
MIM175, Anything goes,
MMM, Kraft Card.

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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Something New With The Southern Girls

It's been a while since the last challenge with the Southern Girls but today we want to say 
"Happy New Year!"
The first challenge of the year is:-
So what we want to see is any project that includes something new, I used my lovely new papers that my daughter surprised me with for Christmas.
For my card I used 
who are one of the challenge sponsors this time. Please check the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCC1, New,
PWC, New Stash,
TIOT, New,
DSC, Flowers,
MIM174, Flowers,
MAWTT, Girly cards.

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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Simply Last Minute

No surprise really, my son always leaves it till the last minute to request a card, in fact, this one was requested and made yesterday and yet another last minute request was made today for another party tonight but I'll share that one with you another time. You'd think that I would have perfected a "quick 18th card" but even my quick cards seem to make an age to make. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CFC125, In a word,
CCC1, Birthdays,
STB1, Numbers,
CBD, Birthdays,
PWC292, Buttons,
Sisterhood of Crafters, New,(PTI Die)

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Pencil Practice

I'm in awe of Sally's colouring, she's always ready to give hints, tips and encouragement with using Polychromos but what I really wish is that I lived next door so that I could have some lessons ;)

I've made up my mind that 2014 is going to be the year of the pencil so let's hope we see some improvement by the end of the year!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
PCDB83, Stitching,
CCC50, Birthday,
ATSAM77, Make your mark,
CBD, Birthdays,
SRC209, Birthdays,
MIM173, Anything goes.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

A Little Bit Of The Old Faithful!

Just sharing a card made using the off cuts on my bench. Anyone that knows me or is a follower of my blog will know that I LOVE bunting! 
Not sure that I'm 100% happy with this card but I'm afraid it just had to do!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
C4C217, Photo inspiration, 
Allsorts 240, Free and easy,
CRAFT240, Anything goes,
CCC1, Birthdays.

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Happy 2014!
This is definitely  a scheduled post.

I'm going to be fluttering delicately into the new year, sharing not one but TWO DT cards for the first Lavinia Stamps Challenge of 2014.
The Challenge Theme is
Now, I'm more of a "Stickles" kind of girl so I thought I'd set myself the challenge of trying something different.

I read on Pinterest that you could add glitter to embossing powder so even though I'm a bit challenged when it comes to using a heat tool, I thought I'd give it a go, I would like to add that for the first time ever my heat tool behaved, usually it overheats mid way though an image.

I tried lots of variations, my favourite result being the one shown here where I used clear embossing powder and a mix on green and fine gold glitter on the butterfly stamped using black Versafine ink. The colour was created using a wet brush and some Cosmic shimmer that has been in my drawer unopened for several years.

This was the first DT card that I made, this one I created by making a mask so that I could ink pink and purple shades before stamping the Zentangle butterfly and adding stickles. I pierced a frame around the image then masked the centre  before stamping the Zen leaf.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

LIM 151,108,Paper piercing,
Sweet Stamps 149, Something new (new technique),

If you would like to enter the challenge using a Lavinia image but you do not have a blog, it is now possible to accept email entries!

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