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I've been given a Blog Award! :-)

I have been given this lovely blog award by Maureen at Maureen's Den. Please pop over and look at her pretty creations :-)

The conditions of this award are:-

1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award.
2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
3 – Award 15 recently discovered bloggers with this award
4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award


7 Random things about myself:
1. I love Butterflies and raise them from Caterpillars (got some coming this week actually!)
2. I love a band called Alkaline Trio and have met them many times-but still get stupidly excited each time I meet them! 
3. I used to street team for Victory Records, was a lot of fun!
4. I adore old films-my favourites are Blithe Spirit and The Ghost and Mrs Muir.
5. Following the post above I have a crush on Rex Harrison when he was young! 
6. I have met many bands I admire, I have been very lucky :-) 
7. I prefer savoury to sweet foods.


I would like to pass this award onto some lovely talen…

Tilda in Spring Showers

Today I wanted to get right out of my comfort zone and this lovely new Tilda stamp was a perfect opportunity! I saw her and thought that glossy accents would be perfect for her lovely wellies-I remember shiny wellies when I was little and the joy of jumping into puddles!
For this project I used:
Yellow Coredinations card, My Minds Eye Polka dot paper, 'Born to shop' Buttons, string, ribbon, Martha Stewart Corner punch, Glossy accents and Crackle accents, Magnolia stamped in Memento ink and coloured with promarkers, a Magnolia 'Happiness be yours' greeting, paper rose, glitter strips and gold dew drops.
I started by colouring the Tilda I had stamped in Memento, to get the green colour I mixed pastel blue and a pastel yellow promarker to make a lovely muted green :-) I only coloured the edge of the puddle with pastel blue rather than the whole shape because I thought it looked like a real puddle that way!
When I had finished colouring I covered Tilda's Wellies in Glos…

Dancing in Purples

For this project I used Papermania papers, a Lili of the Valley Ballerina stamp, stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, Two Butterfly Embellishments-both wooden, one with fabric over the top and the other is a Filigree pattern, Silver and Lilac gems, flower petals, skeleton leaves in purple, a large brad, Papermania glitter strips, purple cardstock and paper roses.

I started by colouring the Ballerina in Promarkers, I played with the colour and blended purples by colouring into the other colour while still wet so they mixed well.
Next I mounted her onto purple cardstock and placed her onto a square card blank I covered with purple papermania papers. Next I made a flower for the corner with an irridescent petal with a purple sheen, a velvety fabric petal, then a deep coloured large petal fixed together with a large purple brad. I then added a purple glitter strip along the bottom of the card and stuck two purple skeleton leaves in the corner, with the flower on top. Next I a…

Tilda's 3D garden

This week I kept thinking I wanted to make a 3D card, and here is my effort. For this project I used Coredinations ordinary card, and blue gemstones card, Glitter paper, My Minds Eye paper, Heat embossed Lilac stamped greeting and Silver wheelbarrow coloured with promarkers, Gold ink, my first Tilda stamped in Memento and coloured in promarkers, and Sunflower trellis flowers. I know its easy to forget your old stamps, but I love this Tilda, especially as shes holding a butterfly!
I started by covering the blank in MME paper, then started working on a way to create my 3d frame to represent the sky and the grass in Tilda's garden. I used strong card and cut it into strips, then folded it in half. Next I cut the pieces for the sky (using gemstones blue to show the sparkly sky) and grass and constructed my frame using double sided tape. I then placed the coloured, embossed wheelbarrow in the background to show her work in the garden, and placed Tilda sitting on the edge of the grass a…

Ballerina Belle

Here is my gorgeous new Lili of the Valley stamp! I had so much fun colouring her-I hope I have done her justice! :-) 
I stamped her in Memento and coloured her in Promarkers. 
I used some stash the lovely Mary sent me , the pearlised decorated card, the larger flowers, card candy, and ribbon-what a great surprise when I opened my parcel from her :-) I hope you like what I have done with it Mary! 
I thought the swirls on the top pearlised card suited the ballerina's dance, so placed her so she was framed by it :-) Next I masked the join in the different card with the velvet ribbon and sparkly glitter strips. 
I then made the beautiful flowers and leaves into a gorgeous bouquet and glued it to the bottom corner. On the other side I placed a wooden filigree butterfly, and used silver gems to show its path across the card. Then  I stamped Lili of the Valley 'Its your day' circle greeting onto pink card and cut around the edge. I placed it next to the butterfly's path and last…

Card Kit Swap Part Two!

Here is part two of my card kit swap with the lovely Paula from Paula Holifield Crafts Blog.  The idea was to make a card, then send the same items to each other and see how differently we interpreted the same stash. We also sent the card we made with the kit, but sealed and were only allowed to open it after we had made a card from the kit.  In the kit I received (Sorry I totally forgot to take a photo!) was: Two approx A6 Pieces of purple card, Two approx A6 light purple and white backing papers, A Sentiment, Four of the same images, Some card candy,  A strip of purple ribbon, Approx 6x6 scalloped white card blank and envelope An extra piece of white card. I started by running three of the teddy images through my Cuttlebug with one of my labels nestibilities set to make a block decoupaged image, and used double sided foam tape to decoupage them.  Next I coloured the chocolate and the icing on the cakes with my clear Sakura stardust gelly roll pen to make them glittery and shine in the light.  I …

Card Kit Swap Part One!

I have been planning a card kit swap with the lovely Paula at Paula Holifield Crafts Blog and she received her kit from me earlier this week so I wanted to show the finished results! 
Basically each of us were to make a card, and to send the same items to the other to see how differently we made cards with the same stash. We weren't allowed to look at the card before we created our own so we weren't influenced by the other's before we started crafting with the kit! 


Pictured above is the kit I sent to Paula, which consisted of:
6x6 Card blank and envelope,
Approx 6x6 piece black patterened paper with hearts on
Approx 6x6 piece of lilac textured card
Dog image stamped onto white card
Small square of acetate
lilac textured card fancy frame
Small lilac textured fancy square
Thin white glittered paper strip
6 small pink adhesive stones
2 small white textured card punched hearts
Several irridescent stars and a butterfly
1 3D butterfly sticker
Small "On your special day" crystal stic…

Gorjuss Girl Blue Distressed Lace

For this project I used Kraft card as my blank, Whitewash coredinations, ribbon, plastic irridescent leaf ribbon, A wooden filigree butterfly, martha stewart border punch, prima flowers, paper roses and petals, x-cut corner punch, and a Lace doily. I used a Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girl' stamped in Memento and coloured in promarkers.
I followed the lovely sketch over at 'The Sugar Bowl'. I started by mounting the doily onto the kraft card, then used Whitewash Coredinations card embossed with Cuttlebug folders and distressed by sanding, and I also used this for the corner details punched out with my corner punch. I used my favourite polka dot ribbon and plastic irridescent leaf embellishment. I then punched butterflies with my Martha stewart border punch and attached along the bottom of the card. Lastly I added my flowers and finishing embellishments.
I would like to enter this into:
The Sugar Bowl: Sketch and Photo Inspirations
Paper Sundaes Challenge 56-Pick your Sundae to…

Gorjuss Girl with Red, White and Pink

For this project I used some gorgeous Red Rose card I got in a set I bought from Lidl, a paper petal, a button, some silver and red paper lace paper cut with a nestie shape, a stamped image of a Gorjuss Girl with memento ink and coloured in promarkers, a butterfly punched with my xcut punch out of pink glitter card, and some gorgeous flower trellis embellishments :-)
I've been inspired by the Valentines colours and as I dont have many to make I decided to make friendship cards in their place!
I would like to enter this into:
Crafts and Me Challenges:It's Red
Craft Your Days Away Photo Inspiration
CRAFT Challenge 89: Valentines
Blog-a-Doodle Challenge:Red, White and Pink plus one
Creative Inspirations:Red, White and Pink
Thank you for your comments :-)

I've won a challenge over at Ann's Creative Nook :-)

Just a note to share my happiness as I have won a challenge at Ann's Creative Nook for this Valentines card you can find details of earlier in my blog posts under 'Valentines Tilda'
I would like to thank Ann for my win and my lovely followers for supporting me :-)

On your engagement!

For this project I used my Forever Friends CD-ROM for my focal point, rather than a stamp-I haven't got any engagement stamps yet so it was my best option and I love Forever Friends anyway-I should use them more often!
I also used a wooden filigree heart embellishment, some rose papers from Quick cards made easy magazine this month, Silver peel off paper cut with a nestie, a smaller size of the complimenting papers from the same stack cut with the same nestie set, paper roses accented with stickles glue, gems, a Forever Friends greeting, paper flowers with glitter accents made with a sakura pen, a tiny white brad and a border cut out of Dovecraft textured cardstock with my gorgeous new Martha Stewart Butterfly punch :-)
I would like to enter this into:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Have a Heart :-)
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge: 138 Lets see some Love
The Crazy Challenge: 53 Lots of Love
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge 39 Hearts
Paper Playtime: Challenge 37 Use Cupid or Hearts
Thank you f…

My card is in Quick Cards made Easy Magazine!

My card is in Quick cards made easy this month! The challenge was to make them a Christmas card that stood out from the others, and luckily mine was chosen :-)
I tried scanning the magazine page, but it didn't come out very well so I thought I would show you the card I sent in as my entry and the prize I won for being picked. The comment about my card in the magazine is 'Carol Singers: Incorporating a wreath into the card is a great idea-it adds texture and looks fab!'
Thank you to my followers for all your support since I started my blog, I really appreciate you all :-)
Elaine-xxx-

Distressed Valentines Tilda

For this project I used some My Minds Eye papers, Coredination Black Magic Card stock, punched hearts, Promarkers, flowers, brads, buttons, and a Tilda image stamped in Memento and coloured with Aquamarkers.
I started by putting the black magic coredinations through my cuttlebug with a scalloped circles nestie die, then put through again with a cuttlebug paisley embossing folder. Next I tore a strip of the same kind of card to show the beautiful colour core underneath. I also put this through the cuttlebug with the same embossing folder and you can see its even embossed the lovely torn pink part of the card :-)
Coredinations are one of my favourite things to play with because they are so different and you can get so many amazing finishes with them :-)
Next I mounted the lovely paper on a white square card blank, and inked the bottom edge using the edge of a dusky rose promarker. I also coloured one of the petals with this promarker, and inked the little hearts I punched out of texture…