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All Aboard Adventurer Birthday Card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Sorry my blog has been so quiet-I've had a nasty couple of horsefly bites on my hand so its been very swollen and painful which then led to blood poisoning and this obviously made me very poorly! Anyway I wanted to share a card I made a little while ago. Like I have said in previous posts I have been looking around to see what I could incorporate in my makes and decided I should use some of my old photos as they are gorgeous and just sit for years and years on a hard drive doing nothing!  For this card I chose this photo and a digi of a hot air balloon. I tricked my printer into printing directly onto the design paper by cutting it the size of a photo print and putting it through my printer as a photo. Worked well and I love the effect! I used complimenting paper as my base, then added sentiments I cut from Papermania All Aboard paper. I placed these and the photo on orange cardstock as a mat. I then placed all my elements together, …

A Little Bit Crafty! Sew What? Midway Inspiration

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! I am here with my midway inspiration for you for our Sew What? challenge at A little bit Crafty. I used Papermania Sew lovely stash I got from a docrafts goody bag a few months ago to make a special card for my friend.  I started with a die cut decoupage image and created my card around that. I covered the base of my card with a neutral paper, then added a bright red die cut circle which I cut in two and used on one side of my card. I then cut a border which I attached to the opposite side. I placed the decoupaged element over both sides, and added real vintage buttons from my own stash and felt under my sentiment to give it real depth and texture. I then added ribbon, and a vintage button as an embellishment. I covered the inside of the card with vibrant spool paper, then die cut a place for my message out of white stamping card with a Sizzix die. Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Sarah Hurley 365 Favourite Things!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! I am here with my Sarah Hurley 365 project for our favourite things challenge. Of course my favourite things is butterflies so I used the Curio set to make my own charms for a necklace using printable shrink plastic, my crop a dile to make the holes and my jewellery stash-jump rings and a chain. Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

All Crafts Challenge August/September!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Can you believe its summer already?! This year seems to have flown by! Anyway its time for a new challenge and our winners to be announced so here we go :-)
Thank you so much for everyone who joined us, your talent always inspires us and its an honour to have you join our challenge :-)
Our winner (chosen by is:

No 125 - Larissa

And our top three in no particular order are -

No 25 - Stacey S

No 81 - Jen Young

No 146 - Amelia

On to this challenge-as always our theme is ANYTHING GOES BUT NO CARDS! We love seeing what you've been up to, and hope it encourages you to think outside your comfort zone to pick up a new craft or use your stash in new ways to make gorgeous gifts for yourself and others! ;-) We have a tiny rule for you -please limit yourself to two of a certain kind of make each challenge-so you can make two tags for example, and then some other kinds of creations like jewellery, sewing or scrapbook pages.

We welcome our gu…

A Little Bit Crafty! Sew What?

Good morning everyone. hope you are well! I am here with my 'Sew What?' creation for A little bit Crafty. We are sponsored by Whimsy stamps, Beads Direct and Blooming felt ltd so its well worth a go! I used Papermania Sew lovely stash I got from a goody bag a few months ago-and given the theme I added coordinating felt to give further texture. I made a panel for the heart with two colours of felt and two elements from the die cuts, then I made a panel on the base with felt behind it too. I stamped faux stitching around the edges, and added a border of paper and ribbon. Lastly I added two pinwheels to embellish the card. Inside the card I decorated with coordinating papers, and used a die cut panel for my message, cut with plain cream card with a nestie.
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!