Friday 29 March 2013

Flat Friends

Happy Easter everyone................

Stampin for the Weekend have a new challenge starting today and we want you to show us anything but a card.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Flat Friends by Emma Canning. We have been given some fab images to play with so here is what I did...................

I have been hanging onto these door hangers for ages. I bought them from the MDF man at Ally Pally for 70p each. When this challenge came along my daughter reminded me that I had promised to alter one of these hangers for her bedroom. I let her choose a Flat friends image and then set to work. First I coated the edges of the hanger with white paint and then covered with some papers from Magnolia for the front and the pink plaid on the back is whimpsy.  
I used an oval nestie to cut a window in a piece of contrasting paper and then used my computer to print my daughters name. The image has been coloured using copics. The metal corners and key are from Creative Expressions. The latch and chain are Tim Holtz. All of the other bits and bobs are from my stash.

Back view of the hanger
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Wednesday 27 March 2013

Wonder Woman

It's time for a new fabulous challenge over at Diva's by Design. The theme this time is to used metal on your project. Ourfabulous sponsor for this weeks challenge is Vanna Bea.

For my card I have decided to use Wonder Woman which can be purchased from Vanna Bea Here

Being wonder woman I decided that I had to go with the traditional red,white and blue and of course lots of stars. The papers are My Minds Eye Complete Boy. I have coloured my image using Copic markers. The large metal brad and the little blue stars I found in my bits and bob's box.

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Monday 25 March 2013


Good morning.   It's time for a new challenge over at Sketch N Stash. The optional theme this time is one for the boys. We would love it if you combined the sketch and the optional theme but if boy cards are not your thing then just follow the sketch. Our fabulous sponsor is Fred She Said Designs.

I was given a cute little character called Nolan to play with and this is what I came up with.................

I have used a much neglected pad of paper by My Minds Eye called complete boy. My card this time is 4.5 inches by 6 inches. The cute string of bunting I cut using a Doohickey Die by Magnolia and then strung them onto some bakers twine.

The design team have some fabulous inspiration for you so do stop by their blogs

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Saturday 23 March 2013

Good afternoon bloggers. It's teaming with snow here so I have been wrapped up indoors and have taken the opportunity to do some much neglected crafting. It has been quite some time since my last post. The reason being is that my mum has been in hospital for the past 4 and a half weeks so between visits to the hospital and work I haven't had much time to spare. I am glad to say that we were able to bring mum home on Thursday. The hospital have arrange for home help for six weeks so hopefully with a little time she should be back to her old self.

Right on to my card. Let me know what you think because my mojo has been much lacking recently

I have decided to go with this really cute Mo image called Billie with Bear which I have coloured using my trusty Copic's. Dont you think that she is just so cute?. Like a twit though I got so carried away with colouring her that I had forgotten to choose my papers and then had to go delving around my paper box to look for some that would match! I think these work ok. They are my First Edition from the Love Letters pad. I am not sure if you can see but the chocolate background paper has tiny blue polka dots, though in this photo they look more green. 

I made my base from a sheet of kraft card and then set about seeing if I could use by Cricut Expression to cut all of my layers instead of using die's. All of the scalloped circles have been cut using elegant edges and so has the scalloped boarder. The beautiful banner is a die by La la land. Unfortunately I dont own this die it was kindly sent to me as a sample from Dies to Die for and as soon as they come back into stock I will be buying one!

Challenges I would like to enter
Alphabet Challenge - C for Coverted (I need that Lala land die)

Any way that's all from me and thanks for stopping by

Monday 11 March 2013

DT card Sketch N Stash

Good morning.
Its time for another challenge over at Sketch N Stash. All you need do is follow the sketch below and add in the optional theme if you would like of using spring colours. How easy is that?......Our generous sponsor this time is Whoopsi Daisy.

Now I haven't used spring colours for my card but the cute Whoopsi Daisy image suited the new papers by First Addition call Jadore so much I just had to use them. I am really pleased with the way it all turned out too. I coloured my image using copics and then cut her out. I then cut an oval using a Spellbinders nestie and stuck her on using some pin flair glue. The card base is Craftwork Cards and I have no idea where I got the ribbon from

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Do take a look at the stunning inspiration provided by the talented Sketch N Stash you won't be sorry.

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Buttons and Bows

Good morning bloggers it's time for a new challenge over at Diva's by Design. This weeks challenge is Buttons and Bows sponsored by 2 Cute Ink.

For my Card I have used a Kraft base and First Edition Papers called Spring Drop. The black polka dot paper is a scrap from DCWV. I have used a very old Quick Kutz die for the flower embellished with a pink button from my stash. The very cute image is called butterfly garden by 2 Cute Ink coloured with Copic markers. The ribbon is from Hobby Craft.

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Friday 1 March 2013

Verooshka Valentine

Good morning fellow bloggers its time for a new challenge over at  SFTW.
Our theme this time is to use 
Which is sponsored the fabulous Rick St Dennis.
Rick very kindly let us choose an image to play with and I just fell in love with Verooshka Valentine.
I really hope I did her justice!

I have used First Edition papers (Spring Feast). The base card is by Craftwork Cards and I have used a Martha Stewart punch around the page Cherish set. The lace and ribbons are from my stash. The blue button is a Tilda Fabric brad from hobby craft. I have coloured the fabulous Verooshka using Copics.

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Jewellery making, creativity and a whole lot of rambling.................

So its been quite some time since I posted anything here and although I still love card making I haven't made anything for about 3 years...