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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lovely lace

Today's card features a gorgeous stamp from Indigo Blu called Elizabeth Bennet, which I bought when I was in the UK earlier this year. I have stamped it twice and coloured and cut out the flowers from the second image, then layered them on top . I added a little sparkle to the centres, and added a piece of old lace to the lower edge.
I would like to enter this in the challenge at
Crafts and Me - lovely lace

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy Birthday

This card (CASed from Beccy, Scrappin and Stampin in GJ)  has been stamped with bundled sage DI and a stamp from my JoFy set. I overlapped and bent them a bit. Next I stamped the sentiment on a snippet of green card, and cut a snippet from a piece that had been sprayed with Dylusions to match the red flowers. Added some liquid pearls in the centres.
Challenges -
Stamp and Create - birthdays
Pixie's Playground - snippets (3rd entry this fortnight)

Buttons!

I have been following the posts at PaperArtsy and have been inspired by Liz Borer and her amazing projects. I have followed her suggestions and made some shrink plastic buttons. The first 2 sets are made with JoFy stamps, and the third one is actually a button stamp. I have coloured them with pencils, Promarkers, and Copics. I found a button card on pinterest, printed it 3 times, coloured with chalks, and edged with a gold Fiskars pen.
Challenges -
PaperArtsy - inspired by Liz Borer
Fab n Funky - buttons
Simon Says - anything goes

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monochrome

Today's card features a lovely stamp from TH, stamped with walnut stain DI onto a piece of kraft card. I have layered it with a deeper brown, and also the 2 embossed oblongs in the corners. The other 2 pieces were some snippets left over from another project. Finished off with some black 'gems'
I would like to enter in
Southern Girls - monochrome
Divas by design - monochrome
and Pixie's Playground, cos I used snippets

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paper Artsy #2

This is my second entry for the challenge at
 Paper Artsy.
I love the splash of colour with the paint swipe!

Paper Artsy

This week at Paper Artsy we have been inspired by Joanne Wardle. I was very impressed with her CAS style, and actually made 2 cards for the challenge - this is the first - the second one is in the next post.
I am also entering in
The Rubber Buggy - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Designed to colour - anything goes

Best Wishes

Today's card for the challenge at Pixie's Playground has a layer of pretty paper stuck onto a white card. I stamped the sentiment and embossed with white detail EP (love this stuff!) I have added a flower which is cut from snippets from my box, and look at those lovely stamens - a lovely punch that I won from Pixie!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Birthday

This is a very quick card that I made for a wee boy who loves engines, so I hope he likes it!
I layered the spotty paper onto white card, stamped the message and added embellies.
I would like to enter into the challenge at
Totally Paper Craft for birthday boys.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thinking of You

The current challenge at CuttlebugMania is for nature.
I have embossed the green background in my 'bug, and also diecut 2 spellbinders butterflies, from a snippet of off white card, which I then sprayed with Glimmermist and attached with the second layer raised.  It has a lovely sheen. I trimmed a snippet of black for the sentiment
I would also like to enter the challenge at Simon Says for embossing, and Pixie's Playground because I used 2 lots of snippets!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Inspired by....

.......Alison Bomber at
Paper Artsy!
I have tried to follow the style and colours of some of the examples.
The background was sprayed with Dylusions and the gaps sponged with antique linen DI. I then stamped with my Jofy stamps and went over them randomly with a fine black sharpie. I also sponged on some gold paint through a stencil.
I would like to enter this at Paper Artsy, and also Vintage Stamping for anything from the garden.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pink and Pretty

This sweet wee girl is Maggie from Cuddlebug Cuties, and I have coloured her with my limited supply of Promarkers.
R346, R327, Y417, O727, V546
The background is pink vellum embossed with my swiss dots folder, and I have added some small pearls to both pieces. I stamped the message in pink, and also sponged the edges with the same pink.

I would like to enter in
Passion for Promarkers - pink and pearly
Totally Gorguss - anything goes

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Butterflies

Today's card has been made by stamping with Emboss it 'clear' and then using clear embossing powder on white card. I then used distress inks to make the background, worn lipstick, antique linen, broken china and victorian velvet, and then splattered with a little water. This is for the butterfly challenge at Sweet Stamps and anything goes at The Paper Parade

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Winner....

.....and I was too. I recently won two sets of Marianne Collectables from The Southern Girls Challenge.
I made this card using the cup die and the ball die and also the sentiment.
The cup is actually gold card, but it does not scan well. I cut them from bits from the snippet box and so too is the piece the cup is layered on. I will slip this into Pixie's Challenge - a soccer ball may come in handy!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

another cute Christmas

Another one for the Christmas box!
This image is from CD Gingerbread Twist by Studio 12.
I have coloured it with a mix of copics and promarkers, cut it out with a nestie and sponged the edges. The background is stamped and the red and white stripe is washi tape.
I am entering at -
Graph It for red and green
Southern Girls for Warm Fuzzies
Hiding in my Craftroom for anything goes
Craftroom for trees