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Friday, 30 March 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Easter

Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am still hop-a-long, turns out that fall I had was more serious than first realised at A&E, ended up in a cast for a couple of days and now I have crutches :-/ 
Here is my card for Sarah Hurley's challenge this week which is 'Easter'. For this project I used Sarah Hurley's Easter Digi kit available here plus only a couple more bits-shows how easy it is to make pretty cards on a budget! All I added was my card blank, some bakers twine and card candy. I sewed the banners with the Bakers Twine-that was really hard work but I think it was worth it :-)
While I am here I have another Painted lady butterfly photo for you-I raise them and they hatched yesterday so I am taking lots of photos to show you how beautiful they are :-) 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Easter
Aud Sentiment Designs: Happy Easter Sentiment
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Easter
Cute Card Thursdays: Easter
Delightful Challenges: Easter
Do You Stack Up: Sew it
Paper Play Challenges: Easter
Southern Girls Challenges: Sentiments

Thursday, 29 March 2012

My New Butterflies and LOTV in pink

Good morning everyone! Look at what I awoke to this morning-a newly hatched painted lady butterfly I have raised from a Caterpillar! I will be showing some of my favourite photos of  them before I set them free in a couple of days, all five have now emerged and are all doing well-mainly drying their wings at the moment :-) I hope youve enjoyed me sharing my excitement! :-)

And here is my card for LOTV National craft month using one of their new Ballerina stamps I adore! I coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut round her with a nestie. I then mounted her onto a scalloped circle nestie shape and used Papermania Henbury Lane papers. I cut butterflies out of these papers with a memory box die, and a butterfly border out of matching cardstock. I used the tiny butterflies to flutter around the Ballerina :-) I also used a Spellbinders die for my large butterfly and lastly I added complimenting gingham buttons :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
LOTV Ideas to Inspire: National Craft Month
Simon says Stamp: Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Challenge: Stamp it
Craft Your Passion: Monochromatic
CES Challenges: Photo Inspiration

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

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Lili of the Valley Spring Together Forever

Good afternoon everyone, posting this card way after making it and dont want to miss the deadline-I ended up back at a&e monday and they put me in a cast for the injury I suffered a couple of weeks ago so its been difficult to get around!
For this project I used Lili of the Valley image stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Bo Bunny Country Garden papers, Papermania capsule collection cardstock and bows, gems, WOC flowers, and lace. I chose to follow the sketch at Lili of the valley but used my embellishments in sets of threes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies: Sketch by Jacque
Wild Orchid Challenge: Bingo (Gems, Flowers, Ribbon and Lace)
PanPastel UK: Bright Colours

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

Saturday, 24 March 2012

OSCC Clean and Simple

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all enjoying this glorious weather! :-) Here I am with my DT card for One Stop Craft Challenge and our theme this week is 'Clean and Simple' so please come along and join in :-)
I am still struggling with getting around with my injury so this theme suited me well this week! I used my Butterfly mask I hadnt used yet-and how gorgeous is it?! and I dabbed Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick distress ink with a sponge over the mask.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fairy Fun Fridays: Spring
Our Craft Lounge: Spring
Raise the Bar Challenge: In the Garden
PaperCrafting Journey: Pastels
Creative Belli Challenge: CAS
Incy Wincy Designs: Things with Wings

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

Friday, 23 March 2012

Lili of the Valley Hello Bunny!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card made with a LOTV stamp I hadnt had a chance to play with yet-I love it, its so cute!
I stamped it with Memento and coloured with Promarkers, cut around with a nestie shape. I used Prima papers, a wooden fabric covered butterfly with a trail of gems and lastly some card candy. The papers are so busy that I didnt want to overload with embellishments!

Please enter my candy in my sidebar if you havent already :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Our Craft Lounge: Spring
Crafty Catz Challenge: Spring is in the air
Simply Create Too: Its Spring
SJ Papercrafts: 1, 2, 3  (1. Image, 2. Papers, 3. Card Candy)
Whimsical Designs: Spring
Celebrate the Occasion: Spring
Passion for Promarkers: Animals

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

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Whiff of Joy Hello little Butterfly and News!



I am very proud to have been asked to join the Dream Valley Design team from April, cant wait to join in with the fun over there-thank you for asking me :-) 
Here I am with a card using my new Whiff of Joy stamp I adore-I have a love for butterflies and raise a couple of broods each year myself-actually right now I have five little Chrysalides turning my cute little caterpillars into beautiful Painted lady butterflies-I will post photos when they emerge :-)
Anyhow I stamped her in Memento and coloured her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, cut her with a nestie shape and added my 'Happy Birthday' dome greeting in the bottom right corner of this shape. I used Bo Bunny 'Forever Fall' papers, which I placed to get the best effect of their gorgeous patterns-I couldnt bear to cover these up! :-) I added Papermania autumn leaves and American crafts polka dot ribbon and some card candy to finish my card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday: Open
Wishcraft: Waste not, want not (Papermania leaves ribbon a couple of years old)
Deep Ocean Challenge: Butterflies
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Anything Goes
Belles and Whistles Challenges: Butterflies
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Something related to new season (Butterflies)

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

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Altered Photo Frame

Here I am with something different-an altered photo frame that I made for my friends birthday. It started life as a boring plain wood effect frame, and so I thought I would jazz it up with some of my favourite papers and embellishments and make it a really lovely present.
I used K&co papers, Wild orchid roses, Wooden filigree heart and two tiny pearls running down from the heart.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Alter it!
Crafty Bloggers Network: Floral
Scrap it Girl: Go Green and Recycle

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

Lili of the Valley New Hat in Yellows

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am still struggling, I actually fell over again last night and reinjured myself so I am feeling sorry for myself because it hurts an awful lot! Here I am to cheer myself up with a card I made for my friend to give to her mum on Mothers day :-) She asked me for a card in yellows so I used my Lili of the Valley New Hat image stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, coloured to match my Papermania Capsule collection papers in 'Sunshine'. I matched the coredinations card to the papers also.
For this project I used my stitch perforator tool-it is a little circle which you run across the paper and it makes holes to sew which makes it less time consuming :-)
I used American Crafts polka dot ribbons, Lili of the Valley greeting stamp, Hat pin and capsule collection brad and bow that match the papers perfectly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: Spring Cleaning (Papers and embellishments are from early last year)
Sparkles Forum: Spring or Mothers Day
Catered Crop: Stitching
Fashionable Stamping: Bingo (Sewing, Distressing, Bows)
Crafty Calendar: Spring Cleaning(Old papers and embellishments)
Just Some Lines: Spring Cleaning (Old papers and embellishments)

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

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Lili of the Valley Ballerina in Purples

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-)  I still cant move very well after my fall, getting very frustrating!
Here I am with a card made with one of my favourite LOTV images from their last new release, which I stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, and Sakura stardust pens.
I used Papermania Heather Capsule collection papers with a base of Dovecraft polka dot basics paper. I also used Papermania glitter card for my nestie scalloped circle, plus my butterfly cut with a spellbinders die. I stamped out a LOTV Birthday greeting circle and added Capsule collection gems on this and as a trail from the butterfly. Lastly I added three Capsule collection brads in the top left hand corner.

While you are here please enter my new candy-find it on my sidebar :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bling it on: Birthday plus shades of Lilac
Gingerloft Challenge: Happy Birthday
2 Sisters Challenge: Spots and Dots
Allsorts Challenge: Three in a Row
Cute Card Thursday: Happy Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Happy Birthday

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

Sunday, 18 March 2012

New Candy!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who support my blog, I really appreciate it and it means a lot to me :-)
I have some new candy to tempt you with-its a 12x12 pad of patterned cardstock by Sassafras called 'Monstrosity' with 36 sheets of fabulous patterns to play with!

All I ask in order to win this is:
1. Be a follower or become one if you arent,
2. Post a photo of my candy in your sidebar (if you are from docrafts link to there and give your docrafts name in the mr linky button so I know to find you there)
3. Post a comment below just in case Mr Linky goes walkabouts so I dont lose your entry!

Thank you and good luck! :-)

Friday, 16 March 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Steampunk

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Sorry this is a day late but you wont believe what happened yesterday! I had a bad fall and Sprained my ankle and ripped ligaments in one foot, plus badly bruised and grazed my other knee so spent the morning in A&E! :-/ So cant really move :-/
Anyway here is my project for Sarah Hurley's Challenge this week-'Steampunk'. For this project I used Sarah Hurley Steampunk CD available at her etsy here. I also used Sizzix (I think) cogs embossing folder, bronze cardstock, a vintage button and Tim Holtz distress inks.
To make the cog have that pattern behind it I reprinted on a patterned paper I had previously printed from the CD.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter: For the boys
Anything Goes Challenge: Boyz to Men
Creative Mondays: Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Magnolia Tilda and Edwin Family Cuddles

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a cheery card to make us feel more spring like!
For this project I used Magnolia image stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, Nestie cut shapes, Orange Coredinations cardstock, American Crafts polka dot ribbon, Card Candy, Scalloped card blank, and 'Happy Birthday' dome greeting and My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow papers (one of my favourites!)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Divas By Design: Citrus Colours
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Little Darlings Challenges: Spring
Sweet Stamps: Spring
Magnolia Down Under Challenges: Happy Birthday
Scrappy Frogs Challenges: Polka dots
Cupcake Inspirations: Photo inspiration

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

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Magnolia Tilda Raining Hearts

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I made this simple project with a Tilda stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers, papers from Sarah Hurley Wonderland CD, Dovecraft buttons, Lili of the Valley greeting, and glitter card cut with a nestie and a butterfly die by Spellbinders. I used gems to show a trail from the butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Little Claires Designs: Romance
Crafty Boots: Glitter
Cupcake Craft Challenges Going Dotty
Dilly Beans Challenge: I Love Glitter

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

Monday, 12 March 2012

LOTV Mothers Day


Good afternoon, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Mothers day card I made for a friend because she loves giving her unique cards :-)
I used a LOTV image stamped in Memento, coloured in Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used Papermania Burleigh Blue papers and Ribbon, Dovecraft cardstock, Buttons, Lace with Blue Ribbon threaded through and a 'Just for you with Much Love x' greeting from LOTV.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lexis Creations: Mothers Day
Love to Create: About the Ladies
Dream Valley Challenges: Mothers Day
PanPastel UK: Mothers Day
Paper Sundaes: Feminine Flair
Craft Your Days Away: Mothers Day

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

Sunday, 11 March 2012

OSAAT Reuse and Recycle



Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am still trying to catch up with all my cards because I have been so poorly but I am hoping that things are on the up!
Here is a card I made for OSAAT Reuse and Recycle challenge, so please go and have a look at this weekends challenge posted at midday today here :-)
For this project I used Teri's Deckchair image coloured in Promarkers, Echo Park papers I bought in the sale last year, American Crafts polka dot ribbon, Buttons I have reused from old shirts, and a nestie cut shape :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Just Some Lines: Spring Cleaning (buttons and papers)
Ditzy-Craftymess Challenge: Anything goes plus buttons
Hotshot Crafts: Ribbon
Paper Play Challenges: Recycle it (Buttons)
Sassy Studios Designs: Use two or more polka dot items (Ribbon and paper)

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

Friday, 9 March 2012

Lili of the Valley Spring Bunny

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a Good luck card with a spring theme, celebrating seeing the daffodils starting to bloom and longer, brighter days :-)
For this project I used Lili of the Valley image stamped in Memento and coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, My Minds Eye papers, a vintage button (isnt it just gorgeous?) and a good luck dome greeting.
To achieve the look in the top right corner I folded the double sided patterned paper to show the other side and added another patterned paper in the void it left behind, then used foam pads to glue down the fold and added my vintage button :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crop Stop: Rainbow of Colours
Create Me Pink: Spring plus a Button!
My Mums Craft Shop: Spring!
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge: Feathers or Fur
Alphabet Challenge: Good luck

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

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Lili of the Valley Fairy in Pinks


Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a card using one of my all time favourite Lili of the Valley stamps. I chose my papers to be Papermania Henbury Lane, my other favourites, and coloured everything to match these. 
I stamped her in Memento and coloured her with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Sakura stardust pens. I then cut round her with one set of nesties, I placed her on a mat of a different shape nestie, and added a large pink nestie like the image one on an angle behind the mat. It just goes to show how they all compliment each other. I used Memory box 'Butterfly delights' die for my little butterflies, then my Martha Stewart large Butterfly die for the corner-to which I added gems on the body and as a trail from its flight over my card. 
I cut a swirl with a Marianne swirl die out of pink glitter card, then placed Wild Orchid Crafts roses over the main section of this swirl. I added pink polka dot ribbon from my stash. Lastly I added a 'Thinking of You' dome greeting beneath the flowers. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments! 

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Lili of the Valley Peaches and Cream

Good afternoon, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another card using the gorgeous new release Ballerina at Lili of the Valley and inspired by the Peaches and Cream challenge at Lili's Little Fairies :-)
I stamped her in Memento and then coloured her with Sakura Stardust pens, Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
I cut and embossed round her with a nestie.
I used My Minds Eye papers, Dovecraft cream cardstock, Cream lace, gorgeous roses and leaves from my stash and some Card Candy. Lastly I added a dome greeting with Happy birthday in gold.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies: Peaches and Cream
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Something Old and Something New (Old papers/New stamp)
Fashionable Stamping Challenge: Something for a Child
Pink Gem Challenges: Perfect Pastels
Totally Papercrafts: Song and Dance

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

Monday, 5 March 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Birthday Celebrations

Our challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges is 'Birthday Celebrations' and for this project I made a simple but effective bold card.
I used Sarah Hurley 'Wonderland' cd available at her etsy store here for my paper and image, then used the red in the image to reflect with my embellishments-die cuts of red glitter card out of Spellbinders butterfly die and Memory Box Spring Border die.
Lastly I added a panel edged with Red Distress inks where I placed 'Birthday Wishes' black glitterations greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes: Birthday Card with a sentiment
Catch the Bug: March Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity: Digital elements
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Use punches or dies
Our Craft Lounge: Black and White with a Pop of colour

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

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Lili of the Valley Ballerina in Blue and White

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with another of the gorgeous Lili of the Valley new release stamps, I just love her!
I stamped her in Memento and coloured with Promarkers and sakura glitter pen, I used a nestie to cut round her, then used Papermania Burleigh Blue papers and bow, Ribbon from my stash, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, and Card Candy.

This card is available on my etsy :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenge: White+one colour
Panpastel UK Challenge: Use a stamped image
CES Challenges: Flower Frenzy (paper and WOC flowers)

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

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Sarah Hurley Steampunk!

Good evening everyone! Hope you are well :-) I am here to show you one of my first projects made with the fabulous new Steampunk CD by Sarah Hurley available at her Etsy shop here!
I really love this collection, especially the colours and the ease of which you can make any kind of project but especially those dreaded male cards! I made this one for my male cousin, I hope he likes it :-)
For this project I used Steampunk papers, tickets, Bingo cards, Digis and just a couple of extra bits from my stash-a 'Happy Birthday' peel off and some buttons I recycled from an old top.
I achieved the hot air balloon on the paper by reloading the patterned paper into the printer and then printing the digi on top, I really love this method because it means less colouring and it fits your project perfectly!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Get digi with it!
Creative Craft Challenge: Boys will be Boys
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Variegated Projects
Dream Valley Challenges: Just for Men
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Opus Gluei: Use a Ticket

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, you really make my day :-)
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