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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenge: Bonfire Brights!

Good evening everyone, here I am with my DT project from Sarah Hurley Challenges where our theme is 'Bonfire Brights' I used Sarahs papers and a sentiment from Fairyland digi kit, paired these with a photo of some fireworks I took over the sea near where I live, glitter card, american crafts glitter ribbon and gold stars.

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Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon

Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with my DT project for our 'Anything Goes with Ribbon' challenge over at Crafty Ribbons. I made some cotton napkins for christmas decorated using Crafty Ribbons Christmas Owl's collection here. Its a really good way to simply and cheaply create a theme to find some ribbons and adorn something plain like a napkin!

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Social Butterfly Watercolour CAS card

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a CAS card using some of my favourite Joanna Sheen and Stampendous stamps. I started with my sentiment, I stamped it with Stazon onto watercolour paper, then roughly coloured with some Aquamarkers using the same colours I wanted to use with my image stamps on the edge. I then mounted this on three mat colours of card in these colours too. I stamped all around the edge of my card using the Joanna Sheen stamps.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sister Act Challenge: Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey: Anything Goes
My Time To Craft: Butterflies
Created with Love Challenges: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
My Craft Creations: Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe: Anything Goes

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

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Vintage Butterfly Display

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a project I had an idea for a little while ago but hadn't got round to playing with until recently :-) I bought a box frame which I lined with cork that I bought on a roll from Joanna Sheen. I then moulded paper butterflies from SEI with my fingers into a realistic position and varnished them with Modge Podge to keep them in that shape. Once these were dry I found some pretty pins and placed them in my box frame like an old fashioned butterfly display. I was really pleased when I shared this with my friends someone actually asked if they were real butterflies-it really made me smile!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftitude Challenge: Anything Goes or Spooky
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Craftin Boutique Challenges: Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns: Linky Party
Creative Craft Challenges 2: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations: Things with Wings

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

Monday, 21 October 2013

Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Christmas Owl Lavender Pouches

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! I am here to show you one of my Christmas gift ideas using Crafty Ribbons 'Christmas Owl' collection paired with some felt and cotton, and some dried lavender. They are simple (and cheap!) to make and smell divine! I chose cotton and felt to colour match the ribbons I used and cut these into squares. This is a particularly good project for making use of fabric offcuts you may have in your stash. I chose Papermania 'Festive' fabrics as these go really well with the ribbons. I started by sewing my ribbon on the front panel of my pouches with the sewing machine with a simple straight stitch. Next I placed the front panel wrong side against the felt and sewed with zigzag stitch around the pouches leaving a small gap at the top to pull the pouches right way out. Make sure you poke the corners out with a pen or your finger. Then I filled with dried lavender and hand stitched the opening closed.
I hope you like them! 
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Wild Rose Studio Elsie and Butterflies Card

Hey everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a cheerful card to counteract the miserable weather! I used a gorgeous Wild Rose Studio stamp which I coloured with Promarkers, then cut round this with a nestie. I used My Minds Eye papers, coredinations cardstock, which I cut a border in with a Memory box die and arranged papers as a border. I added Tri Stripe ribbons from Crafty Ribbons which complimented the papers. I added a butterfly and a greeting on each corner. 

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A Little Bit Crafty Mid Challenge Reminder! A Little Bit Shabby

Hello everyone, hope you are well! I am here with my mid challenge inspiration project for A Little Bit Crafty 'A Little Bit Shabby' challenge :-) For this project I used a Dovecraft collection for my papers and wooden tea cup embellishment, an Alice in Wonderland image from Sarah Hurley, lace, doilies, inks and a dome greeting. I inked my doilies to match the colours in the papers, lace and card I used, then die cut a scalloped mat for my image. I used the tea cup as a mount for my sentiment. 
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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Crafty Ribbons Challenge-Butterflies!!!

Good morning everyone! Its my turn to choose the challenge theme this week at Crafty Ribbons so of course I chose Butterflies! :-) I decided to make a canvas with the photos of butterflies I have taken this year :-) I printed the photos onto canvas printed paper in various sizes. I used a blank white canvas as my backdrop, the photos being printed on canvas gives the proper texture for this. I added a border of blue gingham ribbon in the centre and arranged my photos on the canvas. The ribbon comes from the Blueberry Jam Pot bundle of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons here.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Butterfly Thinking of You Card

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a card using some new stampin' up stash I adore! I began with a panel of white stamping card as my focal piece. I cut a butterfly out of the middle of this with my stampin' up punch which matches the Papillon set I used for my butterfly stamp. I then stamped a butterfly on either side of the negative space left by punching out the butterfly. Above the butterfly shaped hole I stamped 'Thinking of you'. Next I added a panel of paper, placed to show the pattern through the hole in as close to symmetrical as I could manage-like real butterflies!
I then mounted this panel on stampin' up coredinations card. I covered my card blank in coordinating paper mounted onto coredinations card, then placed my focal panel and matching ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Winged Things
Fan 'n' Funky Challenges: Ribbon
Flutter By Wednesday: Open
Moving Along with the Times: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas: Anything with a Sentiment
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox: Things with Wings

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Monday, 7 October 2013

All Crafts Challenge October/November!

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) I am here with our challenge for October/November :-)
Thank you so much to everyone who entered our last challenge-we are blown away as always by the skill and gorgeous projects you show, and it means a lot to our team that you join in with us and to create a place to share the fantastic non card projects you create :-) If you are looking for my project please look at the bottom of the post :-)
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And our winners this time (chosen by random.org) is: 
and special mentions for our talented child entrants!
Lyla from Lyla with love (who is 12 years old!)
Samih from Happy Bunny Crafts (Who is only 8 years old!)
If you could all contact me at sbrcraftmylife (at) gmail.com so I can sort out your badges and prizes that would be great :-)

Our challenge as always this time is Anything goes...BUT NO CARDS! So we want to see a showcase of all the wonderful projects you make which dont fit into the traditional card challenges in blogland. We want to see anything-jewellery, papercraft, altered items, knitting-the list is endless! If its creative then its welcome here :-) It may be an opportunity to use some of your existing stash in a really different way! :-)
As always our challenge runs over two months to give you plenty of time to create! All we ask is for you to enter is follow the blog, and link your project with mr linky. We would really love if you could display the All Crafts Challenge badge on your blog to spread the word about our challenge :-)
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Our talented DT have made some lovely creations for this challenge-remember to pop by on the first monday of November to see the midway inspiration post by our talented team B too!



For my project I created a panel with Sarah Hurleys 'Gatsby' digi kit and a Bugaboo image in Serif software then printed on canvas. I then sewed this onto a gift bag, and made a gemstone watch as my gift. I used Ametrine, Amethyst and Swarovski bicone beads, a pretty clock face and a heart toggle clasp. 
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I cant wait to see what you all create for this challenge and thank you for getting involved, as always I encourage you to pop by the other entrants for inspiration and to make some new crafty friends :-)
Remember NON CARD creations only please. If you would like to be a Guest designer please write GDT after your name, thank you! :-)










Friday, 4 October 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenges Halloween!

Hey everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my Halloween creation for the Sarah Hurley Challenge! I used Sarah Hurley's new Spook Street Halloween kit with serif software which I printed onto canvas and card for different textures. I used a kraft card blank then stamped in each corner with Halloween stamps. I then arranged the skull card as my border, and mounted the canvas panel onto glitter card then placed on my card. 
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A Little Bit Crafty-A Little Bit Shabby!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! I am here with my creation for our 'a little bit shabby' challenge over at A Little Bit Crafty!
I stamped a Woodware image with Stazon on watercolour paper and coloured with Aquamarkers. I then mounted this on orange and blue card to complement the colours I used to colour the image. Next I used Bo Bunny paper, jute ribbon for texture and complimenting buttons as embellishments.

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