Saturday, 30 May 2015

Flowery Fifty!

Just a quick post to share a card I made using my
 MFT Die-namics Floral Fusions die. I placed the diecut between my aperture layers adding a scalloped frame created using nestabilities. 

Placing the numbers was slightly tricky as I didn't want the foam dots to show on the inside of the card. 50 was cut using the ScanNcut and glittered using Wink of  Stella.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
HIMCR 201, Freestyle,
KBD, Stitching,
TCCB, Numbers.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

It's Written In The Stars,30!

I am really embarrassed to say that the recipient of this card had to collect it from the post office today.
I am slightly miffed as he had to pay the postage for it despite the fact that I put a large second class stamp on it. I posted it last Monday in plenty of time for the birthday on Thursday. I can't believe that it took over a week for the Post Office to bother contacting him, I am disgusted!

I used a stencil for the stars on my frame created on the ScanNcut. It doesn't show but I layered two different Washi tapes directly on top of one another, the different shades of green blended through the translucent tape achieving a pretty good colour match to the background paper. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Crafter's Cafe 118, For the boys,
Double Click, Father's Day or male,
Male Room 11, Washi tape,
Mod Squad, Masculine,
MMM, Kraft.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015


Some time ago I saw these cute owl tags made using circle punches. Now I love making shaped cards to got out my grand Nestabilities  and made a similar design but larger as a shaped card instead.

I just added some wings and my greeting
 to complete the card.

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

Allsorts 311, No squares,
CCC May, Wings,
C4C, Wings,
Polkadoodles, Wings,
CRAFT311, Birthday,
In The Pink 69, Stitching.

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Bloomin Birthday Card.

Not a lot to say about this card, it just happened, rare for me but no sleepless nights planning it in my head, no hours of paper shuffling, no piles of disguarded offcuts, just a one take creation!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
GCC14, ladies,
CAGI, Got Flowers,
PBAM, Dies and punches,
Allsorts 310, Diecuts.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Animal Crackers.

Are you ready for a new challenge theme?
This fortnight at Southern Girls the theme is
As usual there are some amazing sponsors for the challenge, I used Rooster by Oak Pond Creations, they really do have some brilliant images, well worth taking a look at!
Check out the challenge blog for full details of all of the sponsors this time!

I don't think I've ever coloured on Kraft using Polychromos before, I'm not entirely sure that I'm happy with it, I definitely need more practice anyway!

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Whoopsi Daisy, Wings,
Opus Gluei, Feathers,
AFC, Feathers.

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Come Hop With Me!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!!

 We are totally excited that you’ve joined us this weekend for this extra special blog hop. 
SpiegelMom Scraps and the Southern Girls Challenge Blog owners and Design Teams have united and are hoping to inspire YOU!
We would love it if you joined us today!

You should have arrived here from the 
lovely Dawn's blog 
where I am sure you have seen something
 amazingly gorgeous !
If you found me by accident and would like to join us in our hop you need to start from here
with the owner of Spiegel Mom Scraps,
 the very talented Jody.

I haven't made a layout for several years and have just realised how much I've missed it!
I really enjoyed playing around, adding texture, stamping with my lovely Lavinia stamps and sprinkling my brushos.
I did some clever cutting with my ScanNcut too

I hope you've enjoyed taking a look at my layout, 
the next stop on the hop is the talented Karen.
 I can't wait to see what beauty 
she has in store for us to see!
I'm using this layout for the following challenges:-
2CCC26, no cards,
Scrap it May, Stitching or sewing,
Sketchabilities 138, Sketch,

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Sketchy Cards For A Challenge!

Yes it's me back again for another challenge to get you ready for tomorrow's National Scrapbooking Day blog hop with
 this time you are challenged to make cards using either or both sketches.
Here's the first sketch.

and the card I told you about at 8am this morning.

 I used my gorgeous Lavinia stamps for this card,
 I rather like this card!.

And here is the second of the sketches.

Again I used my lovely new script stamps, 

We would love it if you joined in with the fun!

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Kitty Bee 46, Girly cards,
Craft 309, Add a charm, use metal,
Allsorts 309, April showers bring May flowers.

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Fancy A Treasure Hunt?

As National Scrapbooking Day is almost here, 
 are challenging you today.
The third of the challenges is a treasure hunt.
We would love it if you joined in with the fun!

You need to use a project that's still in it's packaging, an office supply, something gold and some cork.

My first ever Bind it all project!

I hadn't got any cork embellishments so I took my craft knife to a cork to make the centre of my flower.

The pages are Kraft envelopes, folded and covered with DP.
It's all ready to add photos and embelishments!

I need to do this sort of thing more often!

It's amazing how many bits and pieces you can use up.

Mini books make excellent gifts too!

I'm using this mini book  for the following challenges:-

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Challenging You To A Little Sketch!

As National Scrapbooking Day is almost here, 
 are challenging you today.
The first of the challenges is a sketch.
We would love it if you joined in with the fun!

And here's my layout.

I'm using this layout for the following challenges:-
Alphabet Challenge, F is For friendship,
2CC 26, No cards.

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Pretty In Pink Or Feeling Blue?

Oh my, where did April go? I'm finding it hard to believe how quickly the weeks are racing by! 
Can you believe that it's time for a new challenge
 theme at Lavinia already.
May's theme is 
 or if you really can't choose between them, just go mad and use both! 
I'm only going to share two of my projects here for the moment but if you check back later you will see that I've a busy day planned!

Oh my goodness, I have some gorgeous new Lavinia stamps, if you look carefully at the background of my box you might just notice some text. This I have to say is my new favourite stamp, text is so versatile, and if you're considering treating yourself I'd say that this is a must have! It can be used for any occasion. Here I stamped it onto textured paper so although you can clearly see the text, I've made the hearts that are also on the stamp disappear into the background. I wanted the focal stamps to be the big feature if you know what I mean.

I've not done this sort of thing for for ages but I have to say that I really enjoyed covering this little sweet box, I've had it in the drawer for a while now, knowing that one day I'd work out what to do with it. I ended up filling it with some lovely glass beads that I'd bought for a gift.
(and forgotten to send, sorry Susan) 

It's obviously an "out of the ordinary" month for me, did you ever think that you'd see me using texture paste!
This was actually my practice offcut of card that I tried out my texture paste on, if you call back at 2pm you will see what I actually used it for, it also features some of
 Lavinia's finest stamps too!

I just love this honeysuckle too, simply stamped and a little colour added using my copics.

I'm entering the following challenges:-
SS219, Anything but a card,
MMM, Vintage,
Sister Act 104, Anything goes,
Allsorts 309, April Showers bring May flowers.

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