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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

LOTV Fairy Giving flowers card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a new card using one of my favourite Lili of the Valley images stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics. I then added pearls to the flowers and her crown.
I used Wild Rose Studio papers that came free with a magazine and coloured my image to match these. I also used yellow card stock, pink lace, Card candy and a 3D Butterfly with a trail of pearls across the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Southern Girls: Angels or Fantasy
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Use two or more patterned papers
Stamp and Create: Hands Full of Love
Lets ink it up: All Girl
The Crafty Pad: Things with Wings
CMC Copic Challenge: Anything Goes with a Girly Twist

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Saturated Canary: Catching Butterflies




Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a card made using one of the new Saturated Canary digi stamps that is my absolute favourite of all time! I coloured her with Promarkers and placed her on silver glitter card and cut a small border around the image. I then placed her on a polka dot panel of Papermania Capsule collection papers which I backed with red glitter card. I then made my base with three different papers from the same set. I placed a red glitter border of butterflies cut with a Memory box die and then cut little butterflies from another Memory box die out of the same card. I placed her at a slight angle, then added little red butterflies on the right hand side, and a larger butterfly in the top corner cut with a Spellbinders die. I then cut little butterflies from white glitter card and placed these in the opposite corner around a 'Have a fabulous day' dome greeting in the bottom left hand corner. Lastly I added three gems from the same Capsule collection in the top left hand corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary: Black and White plus One
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
I love Promarkers: Gold, Silver or Bronze
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Waste Not Wednesday: Using old stash (Papermania papers)
Shopping Our Stash: Something New
Craft Your Passion: Black, White plus One
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Hey Girl
Stampin for the Weekend: Patterns Galore (4 Papers)
Craft Your Days Away: Shades of Grey plus one

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments, they really brighten my day :-)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

OSCC Just Good Friends

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with a new card for our theme this week at OSCC 'Just Good Friends' with another Saturated Canary I am using for the first time :-) I coloured her in Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to compliment the colours in the Papermania Parkstone Pink papers. I used those papers, a matching bow, cardstock, a greeting from the Tulip range, Lace and lots of pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can: Monochrome
The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes
Stempelsonne: Free Choice
Charisma Cardz: Monochrome
Moving along with the Times: Pink, Pearly and Pretty Celebrations
Paper Crafting Journey: Pearls and Swirls
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Diamonds, Pearls and Lace
Shopping Our Stash: Something New

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 27 July 2012

House Mouse Sleepy Summer!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Simple House Mouse card using some of my older stash that is a little bit neglected! I used a House Mouse image coloured with Promarkers, Papermania Amethyst papers, cardstock and buttons to decorate. Lastly I added a Birthday Wishes glitterations greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can: Monochrome
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Animal Crackers!
Sweet Stampin': Monochrome
Truly Madly Crafty Challenge: Animals
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Monochrome
Paper Pretties: Birthday Cards
Ruby's Rainbow: Cute Animals

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Sarah Hurley: Alter Something!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with my DT project for this months challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges which is one of my favourite themes-Alter Something! :-)
I had some door hangers hanging around waiting for my attention so I thought it would be perfect to use with Sarah Hurley's Retro Home kit which I adore! I printed out the pennants and wrote 'Do not Disturb' with type stamps I got from ebay. I then covered the door hanger with the paper and cut round. I then arranged my message, and added gems to each top corner, and to the top of the door hanger. Lastly I added three colours of ribbon which matched the colours of my project.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs: Bling, Bling
Art With No Boundaries: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Pennants
Love to Create Challenge: Spots and Dots
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Stamps+Fun=Creativity: Pennants
Fab n Funky Challenges: No Stamped Images
Little Red Wagon: Use Chevrons

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Saturated Canary Travel Light

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a new card using one of the newer Saturated Canary digis, I haven't had a chance to use before-I love her! I coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics, then cut round her with a wide border. I placed her on My Minds Eye sunburst paper, as it seemed perfect for a holiday themed card and then mounted it on dark green cardstock. I used complimenting papers as my base and as a border, then added polka dot ribbon. I used card candy and a Good luck dome greeting then added a butterfly fluttering by with a gem trail.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar: Fun in the Sun plus Sparkle and Shine
Craftymess Challenge: Sun or moon
Little Claires: Summer Holiday
City Crafter: Bon Voyage
Creative Craft Challenges: Summertime
Passion for Promarkers Challenge: Feeling Fruity (Oranges)
Shopping our Stash: Something New
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge: Inspiration photo (Papers)
Creative Stamp Friends: Summer, Sun, Beach, Sea

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Saturated Canary Love Stories

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a new Saturated Canary stamp I have coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics, shes a pleasure to colour :-)
I coloured her to match the Echo Park papers I got in the sale, and used Lucy Cromwell Aqua papers to reflect her eyeshadow and book colours when I cut round her image and left the large border, and placed these next. Then I added the red cardstock to tie it in with the rest of the papers. I embellished with Card Candy and hearts from the Echo Park set.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Digi Doodles Challenges: Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Desmet Designs: A Day at the Office
Corrosive Challenges: Sassy, Saucy, and Cheeky
CMC Copic Challenge: Make it Girly
Hiding in My Craft Room: Lets see those Layers

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Featured Crafters from My All Crafts Challenge!

Here I am to show you some of the special projects that I want to showcase that have been entered into my new All Crafts Challenge so far! 
Please visit the following featured crafters blogs and share with them what you think of their fabulous projects :-)

I start with this fantastic gift box with a matching tag by Claire at Creative Makings. I love the ribbon, and the tag is perfectly coloured to match the gorgeous box! 


Next is a Notebook by Linda at Kaartcreaties. I adore the musical note embossing and the detail, its just wonderful! 



And finally is this Gift bag from Tip Top at Tip Top Toppers
This is perfect for the Olympic and Patriotic trends of the moment, and I just love the simple but effective design-absolutely fabulous! :-)



If you haven't entered already please pop by my All Crafts Challenge and have a go-you have a chance to be featured and at the end of the challenge I will use random.org to pick an entry to win something from the wonderful Sarah Hurley-so well worth a go! :-)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

OSAAT Sports/Olympic Colours

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a DT card for One Stitch at a Time and our theme this time is 'Sports/Olympic colours'.
I chose a digi by Stitchy available at the store and cut round her with a little border. I then used Forever Friends Best of British Papers to make my simple card base-the patterns in the paper are so detailed I wanted to show them off. All I added for embellishments were three card candy in Red, White and Blue to compliment the papers. Lastly I added a dome greeting 'Have a fabulous day' in the left hand corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Frosted Designs: Use only patterned paper
The Secret Crafter: Olympic/Sporty
Gaylous Inimitability: Music or Dance
Raise the Bar Challenge: Red, White and Blue
Wags 'n Whiskers: Red, White and Blue
SJ Crafts: Olympics
I Brake For Challenges: Red, White and Blue

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Dream Valley: Summer

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for Dream Valley challenges, where our theme this week is 'Summer'. I coloured my Saturated Canary digi in Promarkers and Flexmarkers to match the Country Garden papers by Bo Bunny that were perfect for this project :-)
I mounted her on Orange cardstock then matted a panel of design paper on it too. I placed these on my card, with a paper border. I embellished with a Polka dot ribbon and some buttons. Then I used a LOTV greeting mounted on the Orange cardstock to tie it all in.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge: Summer
Tuesday Alchemy: Buttons
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Summer
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Sizzling Summer colours and Ribbon
Our Craft Lounge: Sunny Day
Patties Creation Challenges: Summertime
Phindys Challenge: Buttons

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 20 July 2012

Congratulations Bethan- a Satured Canary Wedding card!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card made for my lovely friend Bethan who gets married soon :-) Her invite had purple accents so I chose this as my base. I used a Saturated Canary digi coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut round the image with a wide border. Next I mounted this on Lucy Cromwell paper, then used some paper from the same stack as my backing paper. I then backed an 'especially for you' die cut greeting with the same backing I used for round the bride to tie it all in. I added American Crafts polka dot ribbon as an accent, then added gems to the ruffles of her dress.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Stamp and Create: Hands full of love
My Grafico: Wedding
Digi Doodles: Anything Goes
I love Promarkers: Sparkle
Paper Pretties: Bling it on
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

Thank you looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Featured Crafters from My All Crafts Challenge!

Here I am to show you some fabulous projects I want to showcase from the wonderful entries so far to my All Crafts challenge- the link in the sidebar and its sponsored by the talented Sarah Hurley so well worth a try! Please visit the following featured crafters blogs and share what you think of their wonderful projects :-)

I start with this fantastic Grungeboard Duvet by Lou Fu-Fu at Scrapaholic Lou
Its so detailed and interesting-you could spend hours looking at it marvelling over all the wonderful elements!


Next are some gorgeous altered pots by Linda at Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven
They are such stunning flowers and I just love the charms as accents!


Next is a stunning altered Sardine tin by Maarit at Violets Corner
I love the creativity of this-its such a clever idea for an ordinary everyday item and all the details are stunning, especially the little pearls around the Seahorse.


Thank you so much for entering my challenge ladies, and I hope everyone reading this will enter my new All my Crafts challenge for the chance to be featured and to go in the draw to win a prize from Sarah Hurley at the end of the challenge :-) 


Sarah Hurley Polka dots card!


Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card I made for the fabulous Sarah Hurley with her own products, I had to wait until she received it to post it and as she tweeted and emailed Thanks I know shes pleased :-)
I used the retro home collection papers, greeting and pennants to decorate-and I only added a shaped card blank and strips of gems by Dovecraft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life: Rainbow
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Bling it on
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs: Anything Goes
Paperminutes: Patterns and Ornaments
Lexis Creations: For a Friend

Thank you for your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Saturated Canary- I kissed a Frog in Greens

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a new Saturated Canary project based around the Chelsea Green collection by Papermania. I have used their papers, border, glitter flowers and glitter card.
I started by colouring her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, and Copics, then cut round her with a wide border. I then mounted her on a panel of paper backed with glitter card. I then covered my base card with polka dot papers, and placed the border in the middle. I then placed the panel on top. Next I added the glitter flowers and card candy as embellishments, then die cut butterflies from the glitter card with a Memory box die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts: Photo inspiration
Dutch Dare: Tic Tac Toe (Bright Colours/Bling/Ribbon)
Sassy Cheryls Challenge: Fancy Borders
365 Cards: Enchanted
Love to Create: Three of something (Card Candy)
Cutie Pie Challenge: Glitter and Bling
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Add some Glitter

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Saturated Canary 50 Shades...

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card using one of the fabulous new digis from Saturated Canary, coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics. I cut round her with a wide border when I had coloured her.
I then placed her on a panel of Echo Park papers matted with red cardstock. I then made my card blank with a grey patterned paper base, then with a wide border matted with the same red cardstock, then with a polka dot ribbon embellishment. I then placed her panel at an angle and cut the overlapping corners. I then used Heart stickers and 'All Because of you' greeting from the Echo Park kit. I finished the cards with card candy and three roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
ATCs and Cards with Attitude
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude
Totally Papercraft: Lots of Layers
I love Promarkers: Circles
Cupcake Craftroom: Layers
Lia Stampz: Anything Goes
Oozak: Bright Colours
Always Crafting: For Men
Addicted to Stamps: For Someone Special

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 16 July 2012

Hello Little Butterfly Card in Greens

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am on a particularly dreary summer day to show you a cheerful card made using a stamp by Elisabeth Bell coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to compliment the Papermania Chelsea Green papers I chose. All I added was some 3D Butterflies, Chelsea green paper border and glitter card cut with a nestie, polka dot ribbon, gems and a dome greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen: Going Round in Circles
Lets Ink It Up: All Girls
Stamptacular Sunday: Wings and Bling
Sunday Stamper: Embellishments
Crafty Creations Challenges: Free for all
I love Promarkers: Circles
Stamp N Doodle: Monochrome
Whimsy Inspires: Monochromatic

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 14 July 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge: Travel

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for One Stop Craft challenge, and our theme this week is 'Lets Travel around the World'. For this card stamped and heat embossed a stamp I was given as a present so I am not sure what make this is, but I love it on Papermania Bookprint paper. I then coloured the image with Distress inks. I then used Papermania Henbury Lane papers as my base and a border to reflect the distress ink colours. I then added three lilac gingham buttons, and polka dot ribbons in complimenting colours.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
365 Cards: Sparkle and Shine
Victorine Originals: Buttons and Ribbon
ATC's and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas: Bust out the Rubber!
Frosted Designs: Rubber Stamping
Ink it Pink: Ribbons

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them :-)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Buttons

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with my DT card for our challenge this fortnight at Sarah Hurley Challenges. I chose the theme this week and chose Buttons because I just love them-they are so versatile and I use them all the time!
For this card I used Sarah Hurley Retro Home paper and Cross Stitch 'Thinking of You' greeting, with Butterflies as my focal point made with Buttons from the Boofle collection :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pan Pastel UK: Ice Cream Colours (Vanilla, Mint, Pistacio, Chocolate, Caramel)
Pennys Paper Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards: Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers: Colour Inspiration

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Butterflies and Birds Altered Tissue Box



Good morning everyone, hope you are well! I have taken advantage of the break in the clouds(yay some sun!) to photograph my latest project for you. I was lucky enough to win a voucher for the Craft Barn some months ago and the plain wooden tissue box was one of the altering items I bought with my winnings and its sat around neglected so I thought it was time to get it out and have a play!
I wanted to make it a Birds and Butterflies themed box with a distressed look. So I began by painting it in a base coat of a bronze colour. I then let this dry and then added Crackle agent and again left to dry. Next I painted my top coat of a sand colour acrylic and let that dry and crackle nicely revealing the glittery bronze below :-)
Lastly I used Stazon to stamp some of my favourite Birds and Butterflies images from my stash.

While I am here I would just like to remind you I have two candys available at the moment so please enter those, and a fabulous challenge for all things non Cards and Scrapbooking-so show off your other gorgeous crafts and you may win a prize from Sarah Hurley or be featured as a chosen Crafter from the entries! Find it here :-)




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
So Artful Challenges: All that Glitters
Everybody Art Challenge: Summer
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Stamp n Plus: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Stamps&Fun=Creativity: Summer

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them :-)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Lili of the Valley Blue Fairy

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card made using some of my oldest design papers by Papermania that have been neglected for a while, so I thought I would dig them out and play :-) I used a gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamp as my image, which I stamped in Memento, and then coloured in Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics. I then cut round this with a nestie. I placed the accent paper at an angle to my image, then added polka dot ribbon and a LOTV greeting. A simple card that showcases the papers :-)

I would just like to remind you to have a go entering my new challenge-sponsored by the fabulous Sarah Hurley, find it here plus please enter my two candy's-find them on the sidebar :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fashionista Challenge: Things with Wings
Lexis Creations: For a Friend
Marker Pop: Pastel Colours
Stamp With Fun: Favourite Stamps
Addicted to Stamps: Card for someone special
Lets Ink it Up: All girls
That Craft Place: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 9 July 2012

Fantastic Ribbons Candy and Upcycled brooches







Let me start by telling you I have some lovely extra candy for you! The fabulous Fantastic Ribbons Store have given me two rolls of their gorgeous ribbon of your choice to give away to my lovely followers! All I ask is can you display their badge on your blog and link here so we can get the word out, and make sure you are following me then leave a comment on this post :-) I will draw a winner at the end of the month so make sure you come back to see if you have been lucky! 

I have been making some of my Upcycled drink can brooches, what do you think? I just love how delicate they can look after being unattractive drink cans transformed with a bit of effort! They really are my favourite project at the moment, using the gorgeous inks and seeing how the colours mix in front of your eyes :-)



I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot Challenge: Whats your Crafty Passion?
Altered Elusions: Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps: Use a metal accent
Rubys Rainbow: Emboss it

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)







Sunday, 8 July 2012

Dream Valley Anything but Square

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with something very different for our challenge at Dream Valley this fortnight-a working clock! I made it from scratch, ordered the clock movement but made the face and put it together myself, I am very pleased with how it came out too :-) What do you think?
To decorate the face I used Echo Park paper, which I stamped and heat embossed Vintage Butterflies and Dragonflies onto with Gold embossing powder, then coloured with distress inks. Lastly after I had fitted the clock movement I placed the numbers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Altered Elusions: Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts: Distress inks
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
The Stamp Man: Bling it on
Art Impressions Stamps: Metal Element

OSAAT Sun

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for One Stitch at a Time, and our theme this week is 'Sun'. I chose this lovely forest digi from the store, and coloured with my copics, a mix of pale yellows and warm yellows. I then used Papermania Capsule Collection papers and Cardstock to mat my image on. I then embellished with a 3D butterfly and gem trail, then lastly added a 'Just for you' greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
365 Cards: Fun in the Sun
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: Fun in the Sun
Card Crafters Circle: Summer Holiday
Pause Dream Enjoy: Sunset
Simply Create Too: Summer
Papercrafting Journey: Summer

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them :-)

All my Crafts Challenge featured Crafters!

As I promised I will be shining a spotlight on some of the fabulous entries to my All My Crafts Challenge (to enter find the badge on the sidebar) and just look at this fantastic creation by Mona at Cards, Gifts and More! You can just see all the love that has gone into this, so detailed and truly beautiful!
Please pop by the blog and give her some love! :-)

And just look at this really gorgeous cake, which I am sure is as tasty as it is beautiful! This is by Dips at Dips designs who has very kindly included a tutorial so if you fancy having a go yourself you can :-) 
Its so creative and I am sure anyone would love to be given a cake like this! Please pop by her blog and give her some love! :-)

Please pop by and join in my All my Crafts Challenge here, its sponsored by the lovely Sarah Hurley :-)

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Saturated Canary Loving Pink

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a new card for you, inspired by the lovely free Wild Rose Studio paper stack that came with a magazine-I love these papers :-) I used one of my favourite Saturated Canary digis and coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics. I then cut a wide border around her and placed her on the rose papers and then mounted this on Coredinations gemstones cardstock. I then made a border by placing some of the paper on a strip of the same coredinations card. I covered my card with the lighter rose paper, then placed my border panel where I added polka dot ribbon and lace, then placed the panel with my SC image on. I added the 'Have a lovely day' greeting from Tulip range, and three pearl hearts. Lastly I added a memory box cut border of butterflies out of pink glitter card, then cut one of these to make a flying butterfly which I placed on the panel with the SC image on :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Cupboard Trilogy: Use three or more colours from the Palette
Southern Girls: Pearls
Saturated Canary: Bling it Out
Crop Stop: Show us a little love
Copic Marker Europe: Colour Black Hair
Totally Papercrafts: Here Comes Summer
Cardmadfairy Challenge: Summertime

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 6 July 2012

Lili of the Valley Ballerina in Greens

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card made using one of my favourite Lili of the Valley images coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers to match the gorgeous Chelsea Green papers and embellishments I got in the Docrafts July goody bag. I actually love these papers, so different :-) I only added 3D Butterflies, gems and a greeting from the Tulip range.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies:Anything Goes
Crafting when we can: Summer Fun
That Craft Place: Its all Green
The Paper Shelter: Flower Power
Scrapbook Sisters: One Stamp
Always Something Greative: Butterflies
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-) p.s Please come and play along with my new challenge for all crafts other than cards and scrapbooking :-)

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

LOTV Pampered in Pinks

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card made with a new Lili of the Valley stamps I have bought and using some gorgeous Wild Rose studio papers I got free with a magazine.
I coloured my image with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Copics and a silver gel pen for the mirror and cut round this with a nestie shape. I used stripe paper as my base, then mounted the rose paper and the butterfly paper on Coredinations gemstones card to make a panel and a border. I arranged these then on my border strip I added lace and polka dot ribbon. Then I added butterflies, one cut with a memory box die out of glitter card and one 3D butterfly. Lastly I added three pink shimmer dots from Papermania which came with July's Docrafts goody bag.

While you are here I would like to remind you of my new challenge-I would love you to come and play along! The first challenge is sponsored by the lovely Sarah Hurley who we all know has gorgeous products to play with! :-) Check out her etsy here. All you have to do is make any project which isnt a card or scrapbooking page and link it up and follow the blog :-) So I am looking for all kinds of gorgeous things-jewellery, knitting, gifts, altered art etc :-) Find the challenge here.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftymess Challenge: Ribbon and Lace
Always Something Creative: Butterflies
Card and Scrap: Wings
Cupcake Craftroom: Layers
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge: Winged Things
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Use something new
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: Girlie Card

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Forever Friends Flying the Flag

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card I made for one of my friends using the gorgeous Forever Friends Best of British collection. I used the die cut decoupage, papers and just added some Card Candy in coordinating colours to embellish the card.

While you are here please take a look at my new challenge here, which is for all crafts other than cards and scrapbooking-so any jewellery, knitting, altered items, gifts etc. I am sponsored by the lovely Sarah Hurley and will be showcasing your gorgeous entries to show the wealth of talent in blogland :-)



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paperplay Challenges: Flags/Banners/Pennants
Incy Wincy Designs: Be patriotic
Unstampabelles Challenge :Celebrations
Gingerloft: Red, White and Blue
Opus Gluei: Patriotic
Sentimental Sundays: Patriotic
2 Sisters Challenge: Red, White and Blue
Card Makin Mamas: Red, White and Blue

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 2 July 2012

An exciting new challenge for all my crafty friends!


Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to announce something new for my blog that I hope you will all get involved in! :-) I quite often make items which don't fit into a 'card or scrapbook' page category and often struggle to find places to show these in blogland. I thought I would remedy this by making a new two monthly 'Anything goes' challenge where we can all inspire each other with the different crafts we have been playing with! :-) So I mean jewellery, altered items, knitting, etc etc.

I will choose items to showcase on my blog throughout the challenge with a link to your blog to show the talent out there and hold a draw every couple of months of all the entries to win prizes-this first challenge will be sponsored by the wonderful Sarah Hurley-you can drool over all her lovely items at her etsy store here!
I encourage all of you to pop by each others blogs for some fabulous ideas, fun and mostly to meet other like minded crafters and hopefully make friends too! :-) My only request is you follow and link your creation to this post, visit each other and have fun! :-)
Please feel free take the badge and link to the challenge :-)



I have started this challenge with an altered mirror I have been playing with. Its simple really but I think very effective (but hard to photograph!) -I bought the Butterfly shaped mirror and used Opaque mint Stazon to stamp onto the mirror with some of my favourite Butterfly stamps! What do you think? A nice simple gift for a friend :-)

If you would like to enter please leave a comment under this post with your beautiful creation-I cant wait to see what you talented people have been up to! :-)

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