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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Autumn Colours

I had trouble cropping this so just ignore the dark background. I have been making little notepads as gifts, and thought this one would fit in a few challenges. The base is embossed through my cuttlebug, I added a heart (cut from a piece in my snippets box) which has some light stamping, and the flower is cut in my Cameo from some paperwhich I coloured with Dylusions. I added a decorative brad for the centrepiece.
Challenges
Great Impressions - Autumnul Elegance
Kraftin Kimmee - Fallin into Fall
Craftroom Challenge - Seasonal Colours
Stamp and Create - Fall/Autumn
Pixie's Playground - snippets

Have a great week

Monday, October 6, 2014

Frank's Christmas card

This card was made by my grandson Frank, who is staying with us.
He used the cuttlebug to make the background, and cut out the tree from another Christmas card, punched out the gold stars, and added some red glitter. We are entering this in the challenge at

We Do Doobadoo for the Christmas challenge

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Joy to the World

My inspiration this week came from the post by Wanda Hentges on the Paper Artsy blog.
I have used a credit card to scrape the 3 shades of paint onto my paper, and used the edge to add some lines.
The holly flourish is stamped and embossed, as is the message, and the 2 lines. I have added some kindy glitz to the lines, and popped in some berries with a red copic. I would like to enter this at the September challenge at Paper Artsy, and also at ABC Christmas challenge for 'something festive'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wedding Season!

This is a lovely stamp from LOTV, which I have stamped 3 times so that I could layer the dress and then the flowers.  I used a die to make a frame around the image and then layered onto spotty paper, rounded the corners and adhered to a plain white card.
Challenges:
Pan Pastels - frame it
Sweet Stamps - wedding
Divas by design - anything goes
Pixie's Playground - I used snippets to stamp on

      Have a great weekend, and thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another one for Christmas

Yeah!! So pleased to see Cuttlebugmania is back with their challenges.
I have used a Christmas folder, and a pretty blue Basil card (it shows up on here as purple though!). I have sanded it back a little to show the design, and coloured in the two doves, and also used "Wink of Stella" clear on them. I edged the piece lightly with silver ink and then layered onto white card after wrapping with silver thread.
Challenges
Cuttlebugmania - embossing
Southern Girls - winter blues
Lets Craft & Create - anything goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Primula's

This week's card is made with a beautiful image from Chocolate Baroque. Their challenge was to use the colours tan, brown, blue, and white.
I stamped the image on a snippet of white and tore around it and edged with walnut stain DI. The blue background was painted with Fresco paints and the word stamped and embossed with detail white ep. The flowers were coloured with copics and promarkers

Challenges -
Chocolate Baroque - colours
Vintage stamping - anything goes
Kraftin Kimmee - flowers
Suzi Bee's - anything goes
Pixie's playground - snippets

Sunday, August 31, 2014

How does your garden grow?

With pretty hydrangeas like this one?

I stamped the image (Rubber Stampede) directly onto my card with memento ink and coloured with copics. I thought it looked a little flat, so stamped again on some scraps and layered them on, shaping them to be a little more realistic. I added some 'wink of stella' to the flowers, and dabbed the centres with gold 'Smooch' Finished by rubbing a little blue chalk around the edges.
Challenges
Creative fingers #46 anything goes
Addicted to CAS - Luxury (Smooch & Wink of Stella)
 Pixies Playground (I used snippets)
                                              Lets Craft and Create - anything goes