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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Birthday

I have two birthdays coming up in February, so have made a start as they have to go overseas.
This one is cased from the one we made at coffee group this week. The 3 banner strips are washi tape, and I stamped one of the flowers from a Simon Says set, and embossed with detail white EP I popped on some candi for the flower centres, and raised them up too. I had just enough of the red card left from the mat to stamp the flowers on.
I would like to enter in
Pixie's challenge for using snippets
Paula Holifields Crafts for Celebrate
A-Muse Studio for anything goes

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Abstract!

I have been following with interest Ellen Vargo's posts on the Paper Artsy blog, and loosely followed her instructions to make an A4 abstract background to use on cards. Here are the first 2 I have made.
I have used metallic acrylic paints in various colours, added some subtle stamping, some torn dictionary pieces, and then stamped the flowers from my JoFy set. The 2 sentiment stamps are from Darkroom Door.
Challenges to enter -
Paper Artsy
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - anything goes
Incy Winsy Designs - flowers

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Birds of a feather

Today's card was inspired by Clare Lloyd at Paper Artsy. I had to improvise, as I did not have the same stamps etc, but I quite like the result. The circles and branch were from a Jofy set, the birds Hero Arts, and the message was from a Studio G set. I have coloured with mainly Promarkers
I stamped the birds again on a snippet, and they are raised up a little from the card.
I would like to enter at  Paper Artsy
                                      Pixie's Crafty Workshop
                                      Passion for Promarkers - CAS
                                      Ali craft - a/g

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Beginnings

There are several challenges in blogland with a 'new' theme, and as I needed some baby cards, I am able to enter with these.
I have cut them on my Cameo using a template from Cardmaking Paradise (see my sidebar for the link - it is a fabulous site) I have sponged the edges with matching ink and added some trimmed paper for the lace. The white one was run through my CB for added texture.
Challenges
                                    Sweet Stamps - something new
                                    Polkadoodles - anything goes
                                    Simon Says - something new
                                    C R A F T - anything goes
                                     Totally Gorguss - New
                                     Pixies - snippets (the lace trim papers were from my                                                snippet box)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

Debbie, over at A Scrapjourney is asking to see our 5 favourites of 2013. Here are my choices - for no particular reason.





 A fairly mixed bunch!!

Best wishes to all for 2014