Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sweet pea stampers - exciting news!


I'm delighted to say that I was invited to join the design team on Sweet pea stampers - you can read about it here. There are changes ahead for Sweet pea stampers - there will now be two teams of designers, moving from a monthly challenge to fortnightly.


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Decoupaged Christmas scenes


It was Lorraine's turn to choose the topic for the Christmas Card Club's challenge for today and she asked us to create a Christmas scene.

I've gone for the easy option once again and have used card and elements from last year's Hunkydory Christmas kit to make two cards featuring decoupaged scenes. Tbh I'm trying to use up some more of the kit, so any opportunity is good.


This photo makes the lampost look as if one layer isn't directly on top of the other, but it really is, it's just that the photo was taken at a bit of an angle to avoid too much glare from the flash.


This shows the build up of layers:


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 79 (one card background was made with the offcut from the other)
Holly jolly Christmas: dashing through the snow
Pink by design: vintage
Sugar creek hollow vintage 64: your flag colours - red, white, blue
Sparkles 45: steampunk or vintage
Perfect sentiments 85: red, white & blue
Left of center 9: use a sentiment on the front
The squirrel and the fox 47: Christmas in July

CHNC challenge 131: all wrapped up


CHNC challenge 131 starting today is 'all wrapped up' - this can be interpreted in many ways.

I've chosen to use the lovely ' bundled owl' image kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Cedar Chest Designs. I've coloured with copics. Background papers were free from a magazine, mounted on to a red card blank, with the addition of three strips of washi tape that I got recently from Paperchase.

The card is based on the sketch for Merry Monday 68 on Always playing with paper:



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Jingle belles: we wish you a digital Christmas
Artistic inspirations 47: fur or feathers
Cute card Thursday 275: fly like a bird
Soartful June: owls
Bunny Zoe June: wings
Little tangles 15: washi it up
2 sisters 150: stripes
Red carpet studio 42: going digital
Hiding in my craftroom 104: freestyle
Hobby home: anything goes
QKR stampede 45: anything goes
Lacy sunshine 11: anything goes
Inky chicks 7: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 13: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafts and me 138: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Sister act 13: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Inky linky 20
Make it Monday 146
Inspire me Fridays 109
52 card pickup 2.26

Friday, 28 June 2013

Simply roses


A quick card using a piece cut from a left over of Hunkydory card layered with a couple of oval toppers.



This is for:

Cards and scrap 173: tone on tone
Creative moments 20: flowers
Crafty catz 189: say it with flowers
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Hobby home: anything goes
QKR stampede 45: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 13: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Sister act 13: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Make it Monday 146
Inspire me Fridays 109
52 card pickup 2.26

Sporting argyle


This CAS card is for Beyond grey 33: argyle, using a piece of left over Guy's Life argyle orange (can't remember when I used the first part of the paper - a long time ago) and the strip across the bottom is an old offcut from The English Paper Co, with the addition of a sentiment panel.

It's the photo that's crooked, not the card!


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Cards for men 13: let's get sporty
Pink gem 85: male birthday with sentiment
PumpkinSpice 25: anything to do with a sport
Lisa B designs: those magnificent men
Little Claire 34: male theme
Fashionista 17: wedding or birthday
Card crafters circle 81: happy birthday
Totally Gorjuss 189: happy birthday

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

I do love to be beside the seaside ...


... I think that's what this little chappie is singing!

This card is based on sketch 225 on Sketch Saturday, which this week for sketch 264 was asking us to choose any sketch from 216 onwards:

I've used a mixture of offcuts of spots and striped papers and a blue wood print behind the image, which is from the Nutcrafter sailor boy digital stamp set (I cut and paste the two images to go side by side)  which I chose as my prize for winning Nutcrafters 44. I coloured the image with a mixture of copics and Marvy le plume alcohol pens.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Nutcrafters 46: show us texture (the woodgrain paper)
Red carpet studio 42: going digital
My heart pieces: use a digi stamp
Bloggers challenge: at the beach
Mark's finest papers speedy fox & friends 165: beach
Corrosive 177: summertime
Eureka 45: summertime fun
Lexi 93: summer  holidays
Take time for you 95: sun, sea, vacation
Make my Monday: create a summer scene
Melonheadz friends: it's a summer challlenge
Deep ocean 54: welcome summer
Paperminutes 275: summer, sun, sunshine
Aud sentiments 83: summer
The house that stamps built DCC619: summer
MilkCoffeee: summer fun
Brown sugar: summer
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: summer
Pattie's 70: summertime fun
QKR stampede 44: summer fun
2 sisters: summer fun
Di's digi: show us summer fun
Mema's crafts June: father's day, graduation or summer/vacation
Scrappy frogs June: summer vacation
Stamp and Create June: summer fun
Designed to color 14: summertime
Creatalicious 52: all about summer
Dream valley 59: father's day/male theme
Joanna Sheen: father's day or male card
Little Claire 34: male theme
Here come the boys 54: let's go dotty
Crafts 4 eternity R129: spots and stripes
My time to craft 227: spots & stripes
Simon says stamp and show: stripes
The sisterhood of crafters: stars and/or stripes
Get inky 7: red, white and blue
Delightful: red, white and blue
Paper playtime 13: red, white and blue
Going grey with scrap-creations: patriotic - red, white, blue
Perfect sentiments 85: red, white & blue
Whimsical: getting patriotic - red, white, blue
Clearlyistamp: colour: red, white & blue
Simply create too 40: use the colours in your country's flag - red, white, blue
Pink gem challenge 85: male birthday with sentiment
Fashionista 17: wedding or birthday
Fairytale 70: happy birthday
Totally Gorjuss 189: happy birthday
A and T 25: happy birthday
My Sheri 113: birthday
Lacy sunshine 11: anything goes
Inky chicks 7: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 13: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Party time 126: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Crafts and me 138: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Inky linky 20
Make it Monday 146
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Summer surfing


For this card I've used the colours for Annaeblle 165:


The orange paper is Basic Grey offbeat and the main paper is Basic Grey obscure.

Both of the sentiment stamps were inked with memento rich cocoa.


This is also for:

Flourishes timeless 226: make a splash
Bastel-traum: water
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): water fun
A gem of a challenge 85: male birthday with sentiment
Pumpkin spice 25: anything to do with a sport(s)
Cards for men 13: let's get sporty

Pink and green should be seen


This is for the 'pink and green' Charisma challenge 24.

The spotty background paper was a magazine freebie. The white panel was splattered with a spray of shabby shutters distress ink, water and perfect pearls powder. The green ribbons are part of a Docrafts tea house set, green silk flowers from Create & Craft, butterflies from Poundland and sentiment 'it's your birthday' from Craftwork cards.


This is also for:

Crafty ribbons 49: flowers galore
In the pink 22: pink with flowers
That craft place: flowers
Polka doodles 25: summer birthday
Creative inspirations 220: anything goes + option: ribbon
Dutch dare 222: things that begin with the letter B - butterflies, birthday
Desert island 56: I chose: patterned paper, gemstones, ribbon, spray mists, sentiment

Have bicycle, will travel ...


This one layer CAS card is for the colours for CAS colours and sketches 30:


Also for CAS(e) this sketch 33 (I flipped the sketch to stamp on the left instead of right)
:

I masked off part of the scalloped edged card blank, swiped with shabby shutters distress ink and stamped part of the Debbi Moore's Travel stamp inked with memento rich cocoa. The sentiment stamp is from a free magazine set, inked with fired brick distress ink.


This is also for:

CCEE 1325: CAS masculine
CASology 50: free (free to travel wherever your dream takes you)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Christmas stocking


Yet another Christmas card - just realised that we are exactly six months away from Christmas - in fact at this time in six months' time, Christmas Day will be almost over!

Once again, this was made with elements from Hunkydory kits from last year - a bit of mix and match - and the panel with the rounded corners is an offcut from an earlier card, as is the main background card.


This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 78
Sarn's Rudolph Day
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (last year's Hunkydory kit)
Crafting by designs: anything goes + twist: show your season: winter/Christmas
Pile it on 25: vintage or shabby chic
Christmas cards all year round June: vintage Christmas

A time for celebration


I can't believe that I've reached 200,000 visits on this blog - that's thanks to all those who take the time to visit and leave me comments. I'm so grateful to all who support me and for the blogging friendships that I've built up since I started this blog in March 2007.

I will be offering some candy to celebrate this milestone, but it's not ready to show yet - waiting for postie to arrive soon - and I might be getting some more goodies to put together.

Watch this space!

Flutter by apertures


This card is based on the sketch for Flutter by Wednesday 245:


I've used a card blank with three circle apertures (had a whole load of these years ago and still have a few that come out from time to time).

I lined the inside of the card with an unknown piece of beige paper and stamped behind the apertures with an unknown stamp and the Inca one in the middle called 'queen of Spain' inked with memento rich cocoa.

The pieces of 'lace' are Craftime rub ons .

I used the paper clips to hold the card reasonable closed for the photo.


This is also for:

Everybody art 242: butterfly
Oldie but a goodie: buttefflies (both stamps are old)
Animal friends 3: butterflies and/or bugs
Bunny Zoe June: wings
Order of the opus gluei 159: give me wings
Addicted to stamps 59: gorgeous lace
Cupcake craft 248: not  for flowers - CAS with no flowers
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 182: clean and simple
Fashionista 17: wedding or birthday
Fairytale 70: happy birthday
Totally Gorjuss 189: happy birthday
A and T 25: happy birthday
My Sheri 113: birthday
Inky chicks 7: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 13: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Party time 126: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Inky impressions 113: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Inky linky 19
Make it Monday 146
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

No designer paper


This is a CAS sympathy card swiping across the middle of the white card blank with old paper distress ink (using masking tape above and below) and stamping with fired brick - using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, 'sparklers', with the bottom of the stamp masked off. Sentiment is a Hobbycraft stamp.

The card is white - always difficult to get a good photo.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Little red wagon 190: cardstock capers - no patterned paper
Creative card crew 39: no designer paper
CAS on Sunday 11: one layer wonder
Crafting when we can 47: KIS - keep it simple

Monday, 24 June 2013

Joining the design team at The Christmas Challenge


Yay! I was asked if I would like to join the design team at The Christmas Challenge (they have just changed their name - used to be Lizzy's & Tamesis Christmas challenge).

My first card as part of the team is up on the blog here together with a welcome.


I've already shown this card here - but at that time I couldn't say that I had joined the design team because it wasn't 'official' then.

It would be lovely if you could go and have a look and enter challenge 10: Christmas music inspiration.

My card, of course, was inspired by the song made famous by Bing Crosby: 'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas'.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Oh deer ... not again!


I promise this is the last of the deer (well, for now, anyway - lol!). This one is mounted on to an 8 x 8 card because it's a large heart - the inner heart panel has been raised with 3D foam, although it doesn't look like it here. Once again, all supplies are from last year's Hunkydory kit (there's still lots of it left, but I don't think there are any more deer - phew!)


This is for:

Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
Fab 'n' funky 176: animals
Challenges 4 everybody 23: anything goes
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Deer, deer ...


... it's another one! Not only am I trying to use some of the Hunkydory Christmas kit from last year, but I'm trying to use up bits that were left over from yesterday's cards, so this is another one with a deer, using an offcut from a previous card for the background and other bits and pieces.

This will be my second entry into the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets week 78 - just had to wipe the raindrops off the seat of the swing from the recent shower! It's just as well Di has put a limit of three entries, otherwise I think she would have a lot from me this week because I intend to keep using up the bits (that's the intention ... whether it actually happens is a different matter - lol!).


This is also for:

Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
Fab 'n' funky 176: animals
Challenges 4 everybody 23: anything goes
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ...


... well, I'm not actually, but it's the song that this card made me think of. I made it from the remains of a piece of Hunkydory card and topper and sentiment left over from the 'snow-capped village' set. Made a DL card for a change( well, the truth is that the piece of card wouldn't have fitted anywhere else - lol!).

This was inspired by the photo given for Christmas card challenges week 30:



This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 78
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
Dare to be sassy 182: clean and simple
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Pile it on 25: vintage or shabby chic
Christmas cards all year round June: vintage Christmas
One stitch at a time 169: not square
Challenges 4 everybody 23: anything goes
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Just for you, deer


Another 'deer' card using up some more of the Hunkydory kit from last year (I still haven't made much of a dent in the kit despite making quite a few cards today).

The deer on the right is raised up with 3D foam. The top heart sentiment says 'just for you' and the bottom one 'merry Christmas'.


This is for:

Fab 'n' funky 176: animals
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Deer me ...


... this card was made from the left over elements from 'my deer friend' plus other pieces of Hunkydory card.

It's for Atlantic hearts sketch 8:


I used 3D foam to raise up the deer, the sentiment and the strip on the right to give some dimension to the card.


This is also for:

Dare to be sassy 182: clean and simple
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Fab 'n' funky 176: animals
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

My deer friend


This card is based on Sam's sketch 161 on Sunday sketch and stamp (I've tweaked it a bit):

Once again, I've used part of my old Hunkydory kit, 'my deer friend' elements, as well as some offcuts of other Hunkydory card. There's quite a lot of silver foiling that doesn't show up on the photo - I had to avoid getting glare from it.


This is also for:

Fab 'n' funky 176: animals
Corrosive 176: animal antics
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Frosty's friends


The elements used for this are Hunkydory Frosty's friends.

This is based on the sketch  168 for Sketchy colors:


I'm not happy with this because one of the pieces is not parallel with the others (I tried to unstick it, but the ATG gun makes too good a job of adhesion) - I added the little tree etc to try and disguise it, but I think it's done the opposite and emphasises it - think this might have to go in the bin!


This is also for:

Pink by design: red, white and blue
Squigglefly 2413: red, white and blue
Craftin desert divas 8: red, white and blue
Going grey with scrap-creations: patriotic: red, white and blue
Fab 'n' funky 176: animals
Corrosive 176: animal antics
Victorine 61: in the garden with animals
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Pink Christmas


Another card using part of the Hunkydory Christmas kit I bought last year (determined not to start on this year's kit till at least the bulk of last year's is used). So I've used elements from various parts of the kit for this card adding a piece of sticky ribbon from stash.

This is based on the sketch for Pile it on 24:



This is also for:

The ribbon girls June colour challenge: pinks
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Snow scene


When I made the previous card I realised that I've had a Hunkydory Christmas kit since June last year and this year's has been delivered today - so it's time to get serious and use up some of last year's (I have been using some, but not enough). When I have card sales to raise money for Tearfund some people prefer this type of card rather than a stamped image one - I think they think it looks more like a 'proper' card. I would much prefer making cards with stamping etc, but I make all sorts or different tastes and tbh kits like this help to make some quick cards.

So this is 'snow-capped village' decoupage mounted on to a piece of Hunkydory card with the appropriate sentiment.



This is for:

Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
Festive Friday 11: element challenge: includes a  tree
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Nutcracker forest


'Nutcracker forest' is the name of the Hunkydory topper etc that I used for this card. I based in on Merry Monday 67 on Always playing with paper:



This is also for:

Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (too long! bought it June last year)
Digi sketch: Christmas in June
Festive Friday 11: element challenge: includes a  tree
Country view crafts 4: die cuts
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 25: die cuts
Let's craft and create 72: shape
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Blossom and bunting


This is for Monday lunchtime sketch 268 on Technostamper:

 Papers were fee with a magazine, the bunting is from American Crafts Flutterbys 5th and frolic, the sentiment is a Creata textured rub on, and the twine from Joanna Sheen. The 'cherry blossom' stamp by Lindsay Mason was inked with memento rich cocoa.

This is also for:

Addicted to stamps 58: pennant
Use your stuff 88: flag it (using up papers and garland I've had for quite some time)
Delightful: raise the banner
Amusing challenge (stamped blessings): ribbon or twine
Creative stamp friends 79: birthday
Fairytale 70: happy birthday
A and T 25: happy birhtday
Totally Gorjuss 189: happy birthday
Oldie but a goodie: stitching (on the bunting; stamp is much older than six months)
Inky impressions 113: anything goes
Timbro scrap mania 73: free theme
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

More Christmas greenery

Another card for my CHNC challenge 130, again using stamps from the Merry Kiss-mas set kindly supplied by CAS-ual Fridays.

The background paper is from the Holly Hobbie Christmas joy collection. The image and sentiment were matted on to offcuts of green mirror card, a few gems added and a little copic colouring on the holly on the image.

The card is based on the Catch the bug sketch 138:



This is also for:

Digi sketch: Christmas in June
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 182: clean and simple
Crafting by designs: anything goes + twist: show your season - winter, Christmas
Inky impressions 113: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Timbro scrap mania 73: free theme
Crafty catz 188: pick and mix - anything goes
Eureka 44: anything goes
Pollycraft 1: anything goes
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

CHNC 130: Christmas greenery


My first card for my CHNC 130 that starts this morning uses stamps from the Merry Kiss-mas set kindly supplied by CAS-ual Fridays - they are one of the three sponsors giving prizes for this challenge - please click here to see the challenge and join in with your own cards showing some Christmas greenery.

The background paper is some that came free with a magazine and the spotted piece is from my Christmas offcuts box. The image and sentiment were mounted on to offcuts of green mirror card. The flowers are from Craftime - I eased out the silver glitter centres and replaced with the brads.

I used the sketch for Christmas card challenges week 29:



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Digi sketch: Christmas in June
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: polka dots
The squirrel and the fox 46: use something metal (brads)
Creative card crew 38: metal
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 182: clean and simple
Crafting by designs: anything goes + twist: show your season - winter, Christmas
Inky impressions 113: anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Timbro scrap mania 73: free theme
Crafty catz 188: pick and mix - anything goes
Eureka 44: anything goes
Pollycraft 1: anything goes
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Friday, 21 June 2013

Simply clearly besotted


This is another card for the new challenge Clearly besotted 1: anything goes, using one of their stamps from the building blocks set.

I used the fired brick distress ink pad direct to the card and then stamped the Clearly besotted stamp on top of this, inking once again with fired brick. I inked the Hobby craft sentiment in the same way and added a flower from Poundland.


This is also for:

One layer Wednesday 145: spice girls - colour of hot chilli powder
Divas by design: distressing
Dare to be sassy 182: clean and simple
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Little red wagon 190: cardstock capers (no patterned paper)
Inky impressions 113: anything goes
Timbro scrap mania 73: free theme
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

Wise men


This is based on the sketch this week on Come and get it:

I've used a digital image that I found with some other free Bible images, printed and mounted on to black card. The background paper is an offcut saved from a 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria black damask paper. The piece at the bottom if Basic Grey pyrus and the glittered strip was from Poundland, plus a miscellaneous sentiment.

I made this for Lizzy's & Tamesis Christmas 9: animals from the Christmas story. I am excited to say that as a winner of one of their challenges recently I've been invited to join their design team till the end of the year! More about that when I join them for my first challenge.


This is also for:

Corrosive 176: animal antics
Fab 'n' funky 176: animals
Bizy Becs June: monochromatic plus 1 other colour

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Time for tea


Another card using Hunkydory 'china dresser  and baking day' supplies, similar to the card I showed yesterday. Once again the lower part of the picture has been decoupaged.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Allsorts 211: time for tea
A little bit crafty June: something sweet
Bloggers challenge: birthday
A and T 25: happy birthday
Pollycraft 1: anything goes
De creatieve Zebra 24: anything goes
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 11: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 107
52 card pickup 2.24

In stitches


For this card I cut  the shape with a nestie die using an offcut of tutti frutti paper that I've had for ages and ages. I inked the 'swirling wings' stamp by Lindsay Mason with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail. I then swiped roughly around the edges with versamark and heat embossed. I didn't have a long enough piece of stitched ribbon, so I used two small pieces as the shape was going to go over the middle. The flowers are a mix of Dovecraft cupcake boutique and Poundland.

The flowers and butterfly were inspired by the photo for Addicted to stamps and more 50:



This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 77
Card crafters circle 79: in stitches
Fun with shapes and more 136: seams/stitching
Cards in envy 6: stitched up (the flowers are flat enough for ordinary post)
Oldie but a goodies: stitching (stamp is much older than six months)
Bearly mine 91: flowers galore
Crafty ribbons 49: flowers galore
Ladybug: flowers and ribbon
Stamp-n-doodle: use your favourite embellishment - flowers and ribbons

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Eat, drink and be merry


This card uses elements from a Hunkydory kit called 'china dresser and baking day'.  Having put the piece of card with the bottom border on to my card blank, I found that the topper would have looked really silly matted on top of it, so I cut into the plates etc so that I could slot in the topper. It was quite hard work because I had to cut right through the card blank as well as this was already stuck. I've had to stick a piece of card inside to cover up the cut area, but it worked out OK in the end - just a bit of fuss that I could have prevented if I'd thought more clearly in the first place. The top shelf on the topper has been decoupaged with three layers, although it doesn't show here.


This is for:

Allsorts 211: time for tea
DRS 74: eat, drink and be merry
Nutcrafters 45: food and/or drink
Bloggers challenge: birthday
A and T 25: happy birthday
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 11: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 107
52 card pickup 2.24