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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Dream Valley Challenges: Make Your Own Flowers/Embellishments

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my DT project for Dream Valley Challenges where we would like to see you make your own embellishments. I chose to make a flower brooch with felt, seed beads and the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I cut multiple layers of the flower and starched them to stiffen them. I then sewed them together with seed beads as my centre. Lastly I glued on a brooch to the back. 

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

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Nautical Bracelet


Hey everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my DT project for Crafty Ribbons this week-a simple Nautical button bracelet using their new Nautical Range! :-) I used jewellery findings-ribbon clamps and a toggle clasp which I affixed to the ribbon I chose. I then chose three interesting buttons from the range (You cant see well in the photo but the red focal button is patterned too) and attached these to my ribbon. A simple piece of jewellery that ties into the Nautical trend :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint: Red, White, Blue
Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Fashion is my Passion
Inklings and Yarns: Inky Linky
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

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

Monday, 24 June 2013

Elegance is Timeless Gatsby Card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a card using Sarah Hurley's Gatsby collection, Craft artist software and some simple embellishments. I played with the kit in Craft artist and added the sentiment to a deco label so I could print these as one. I then printed two complimenting papers and used one as a frame for the label and the other paper as my base. I embellished using pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Sentiment Only
Paper Crafting Journey: Pearls and Swirls
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can: Keep it Simple
Red Carpet Studio: Going Digital
Picture and Scrap: Use a Sentiment

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

Monday, 17 June 2013

Best of Butterflies CAS card

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a CAS Butterfly card using my lovely Best of Butterflies set from Stampin' Up which my lovely friend in the US sent with my birthday goodies :-) I used a sentiment from another butterfly set which I cant remember where from right now-if I remember or if you happen to know please let me know :-) I used two colours from a Stampin' Up set I won and used my shadow stamping technique with the sentiment-it really is my favourite mistake I have ever made! :-) I mounted the panel on complimenting cardstock then placed on a white card blank.

While you are here please pop by the challenge and blog hop in the sidebar-its sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, Sarah Hurley, Stix2, Sassy Studios and also some Stampin Up candy from Carole so well worth a go! :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sister Act Challenge: Anything Goes
365 Cards: Welcome Summer
Order of the Opus Gluei: Give me wings
ABC Challenge: Summer
Bunny Zoes Crafts: Wings
Created with love: Favourite Things
Eureka Stamps: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

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

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Dream Valley Challenges-Fathers Day

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my CAS  card for our Fathers day challenge at Dream Valley Challenges. I used Sarah Hurley's crossword paper from her store here. This is really useful because you could do almost unlimited different combinations for this card :-) I love the texture too :-)

While you are here please pop by my All Crafts Challenge here-I have a fab blog hop with lots of fabulous prizes-our sponsors are Sarah Hurley, Crafty Ribbons, Stix2, Sassy Studios, and Stampin' Up Candy from Carole so well worth playing along! :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
MilkCoffee Challenge: Fathers Day/Male
The Play Date Cafe: Nectarine
Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes with Fathers Day/Male
Crafting for all Seasons: One for the Guys
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Project for a Man/Boy
364 Cards: Word Wednesday-Father
Simply Create too: Fathers Day/Male
2 Sisters Challenge: Just for Dad
Anything Goes Challenge: Fathers Day

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

Friday, 14 June 2013

My First Project for Handy Hippo-a CAS Iris Card

Well I have some really exciting news-a few weeks ago I was approached and asked to design some projects for Handy Hippo! So here is my first project for them-I really hope you like it :-)
I wanted to make a CAS card using this gorgeous Penny Black stamp. I have written a step by step for this project that will appear on Handy Hippo's website-I will link back when its up, I have linked the products I used on there too :-) 
I began by cutting a panel of Ranger stamping card to fit the DL card I had, and chose some Adirondack inks to play with. I randomly stamped over the card and used blending solution to aid them to mix. When I had finished this I mounted the card on complimenting American Crafts cardstock and placed on my black card blank. Lastly I added Lilac polka dot ribbon to embellish it :-)
While you are here please pop by my challenge relaunch and blog hop here! Lots of prizes on offer :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Citrine Gemstone Bracelet

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a present I made for one of my lovely friends for her birthday :-) I chose Citrine in 8mm and 6mm, 4mm Sodalite and Hematite beads and clear crystal bicones. I also used bead caps for the largest Citrine beads, and fastened using a heart toggle.

While you are here please come and join in my challenge and blog hop-I have some fabulous sponsors! :-) Find the challenge and blog hop here!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu: B is for...Beads, Bracelet and Bead caps
Opus Gluei: Happy Birthday
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarn: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Im here for you...shadow stamped card

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a card using the technique I accidently came across when I started making CAS cards. I was stamping directly onto a card blank but made a mistake and stamped over an image but slightly off centre-but I have found it to be really effective at making the image pop so it has become my favourite technique! I used Stampin Up stamp sets which I stamped with Memento ink in a baby blue first then slightly off centre in the teal to create my shadow and body to the image. I cut round the image with a nestie and paired with a Tim Holtz cardstock mat. I then added a panel of Capsule collection paper by Papermania and used a stampin up greeting on foam pads which I had placed on a stamped and die cut panel. I then added three complimenting gems in the opposite corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: Open
Card and Scrap: Use Flowers
Country View Challenges: Die Cuts
House of Gilli: Your fave colour combo
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: Monochromatic
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Make My Monday: CAS Flowers
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

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

Monday, 10 June 2013

Sarah Hurley Birthday Hop!

Morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a birthday treat for Sarah Hurley! Some of the DT are doing a little blog hop to say happy birthday-so happy birthday Sarah-hope you have a fabby day! :-)
I made a card from Sarahs Gatsby collection available in her store, with the use of craft artist software to merge the sentiment with an embellishment! :)
Next on the hop is Jess and you shouldve found me from Emma :-)

Thank you for popping by! :-)
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy: Birthday
Crafty Bloggers Network: Bright and Breezy
Created with Love: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

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

Friday, 7 June 2013

'Friendships are...' Sewing themed card

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I have another card using the fab All Sewn Up range by Sarah Hurley and Sew ribbons by Crafty Ribbons. I used canvas paper to print my hexagons onto, to give a real fabric texture to my card. I cut the ribbon then set the ends with clear nail varnish :-) I placed my hexagons then cut round them on the front of my card, then added a panel of complimenting paper onto the inside of the card. I then added a heart button from Sarahs store :-)

Remember to enter my relaunched challenge and blog hop (link found in my sidebar) for a chance to win prizes from Sarah Hurley, Crafty Ribbons, Stix2, Sassy Studio Designs or Stampin' Up candy! :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: Tons of Layers
Creative Moments: Lots of Layers
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Shaped Cards
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Haberdashery Items
The Crazy Challenge: Use Sentiments

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Circles

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my DT project for Crafty Ribbons Circles Challenge. I made some button stud earrings using the new Nautical range at Crafty Ribbons found here. I glued three buttons of varied sizes together then to an earring post :-) Simple but really pretty :-)
Sorry I am a little late drawing the candy-ive had so much to think about that time has flown by! Random.org draw chose Bev Henwood, if you can contact me with your address I will get it sent out(email is in my sidebar)-thank you :-)
Those of you who were unlucky this time I encourage you to join my challenge relaunch and blog hop-there are some fabulous prizes to be won! :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inkling and Yarns: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Haberdashery items
Created with Love: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Nautical Week-Altered flip flops!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with one of my projects to celebrate the fabulous new range of ribbons at Crafty Ribbons, I just love them and cant wait to create lots of fab projects with them :-)
 We also have some candy for you to celebrate joining blogger so pop by here and you may win some yummy ribbons


I altered some cheap flip flops to make them look a lot more expensive than the £3 I paid for them ;-) I chose my ribbon and started by pushing the ends of the ribbons down the plug for each post at the back of the sandals. I then glued them down, and added the matching nautical buttons at the front of each sandal. I hope you like my efforts!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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

Monday, 3 June 2013

All Crafts Challenge Blog hop and relaunch!

Good morning everyone! Hope you are all well :-) I am here with the relaunch of my All Crafts Challenge-I have got some fabulous sponsors on board and a new design team to give you more inspiration of what non card creations you can make :-)
Id like to welcome my new team-May, Lorraine, Lisa Grace, Linda and Deborah-very talented ladies as I am sure you will agree! I am still looking for a couple of others so the DT call is still open so if you haven't heard yet I will get back to you! :-)
Our theme is always Anything Goes but no cards, and each challenge runs over two months to give you plenty of time to create some fabulous non card creations-think jewellery, knitting, altered art etc-basically anything you can think of! I wanted to create a place for people to share the gorgeous creations they make that dont fit into the usual blog challenges-it seemed such a shame for these things to be neglected in blogland! I encourage you to visit my team and the other entrants of the challenge-you may make some new friends and come up with some really great ideas from the inspiration out there :-) I will feature creations which catch my eye during the duration of the challenge and choose a winner via random.org and top three at the close of the challenge.
All I ask for you to get involved is you are a follower of the blog and link your creation using mr linky. I would love if you could add the badge to your sidebar with a link back to the blog :-) If you need any help at all drop me an email-find this in my sidebar :-)
This challenge and blog hop has some fabulous sponsors-
If you wish to win the Crafty Ribbons prize you need to answer the following question and email me the answer (the address is in my sidebar). What are the tutorials Crafty Ribbons have on the pages bar of their inspiration blog? You can find this blog by following the hop below :-)


and Stampin' Up candy from Carole Bryson Wood!


We are very blessed to be joined for this relaunch by Guest designers from Crafty Ribbons and Sarah Hurley's Design teams which is really exciting! 
Lets start with the DT projects for our challenge

Elaine
I made a bag using Crafty Ribbons 'Sew' ribbons, and Sarah Hurley's 'All Sewn Up!' digi kit. I began by designing my panel in Craft Artist software using Sarah's kit, which I then printed on Printable Cotton. I made a simple tote bag using denim and decorated using my design panel and the Sew ribbons, then added wooden buttons :-)





Now for our hop:
If you visit all the following blogs and leave a comment on each one then we know you have hopped :-)
Start here
Back to here where you leave a comment to say you hopped!

Thank you for visiting today and for getting involved-I love seeing all your gorgeous creations! Remember NON CARD projects please. If you would like to be a guest designer please put 'GDT' after your name in Mr linky :-)








Winners and Top Three of my All Crafts Challenge 5

Here I am with my winner and top three of my All Crafts Challenge 5. I thank each and every one of you for getting involved-your work is inspirational and its such a pleasure to see so many creations other than cards in blogland! :-)
The winner chosen by random.org was number 30. who was Create with Joy! Please contact me using the email in the sidebar please lovely :-)
The top three are, in no particular order-

                             Lyla (who is a very talented 11 year old as I am sure you will agree!)



Thank you ladies, I really hope you will join us again in the future!

Please visit later at 10am for our relaunch and blog hop-I know its going to be a lot of fun! :-)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Dream Valley Challenges: Sports

Hey everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for Dream Valley Challenges where our theme is 'Sports'. Well I chose sailing as this is my favourite stamp of the moment! I stamped onto watercolour paper and die cut round the image. I then colour washed it with Aquamarkers and I was really pleased with how it came out :-) I used Tim Holtz paper with some jute ribbon. I then added buttons as my embellishments and a little 'Thinking of you' dome greeting :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges: For the Fellas
Creative Inspiration Paint: Fathers Day
Here Come the Boys: Use Ribbon
Sweet Stampin': Fathers Day
Sugar Creek Hollow: Fathers Day
Stampin for the Weekend: Monochrome
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Masculine
Delightful Challenges: For Dad
Paper Crafting Journey: Masculine

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

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Featured Crafters from My All Crafts Challenge

Good evening everyone, hope you are well, here I am with some pieces which have caught my eye from my All Crafts Challenge 5. I will be back on Monday with the winners and top three from the challenge but I wanted to share these beautiful pieces with you first :-)

I start with this gorgeous Bird cage creation by Sheryl at Cat Crazy Craft Corner. Just look at all the gorgeous detail and beautiful colours!

Next is this fantastic hair clip by Happy Crafter Shell-I really love creations like this, and that feather is gorgeous!


Next is a fabulous gift set by Darlene. If you visit her blog you can see its actually more than a pretty box-its a gift set of cards :-)


On Monday we have our brand new challenge with a new DT, amazing sponsors and a celebration blog hop-I really hope youll pop by and play along!

A little bit Crafty-Something Sweet

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my DT card for A little bit Crafty's Something Sweet Challenge. I used a Wild Rose Studios stamp which I coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromos-its my first image coloured with these so please be gentle ;-) I wanted to keep it CAS and drew my own thought bubble around the greeting to add interest. We have some fab sponsors this time so please pop by and enter :-)


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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



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