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Sunday, 29 July 2012

French Beauty, Vintage Style Card

Hi to all in blogland, hope you are well.  My card for today features the beautiful image French Beauty which I got from Scarlettess.




I have been wanting to make a vintage style card for a while and have used this quite week to make a card featuring this fabulous image.



Material used for this card:

Kraft paper base card.  Design Papers from Crafty Individuals. Mounting paper from my stash with edges distressed with gold to give a vintage feel.
Lovely image as detailed above.
Wonderful vintage style ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.  Beaded hat pin.
Fabulous pearl and lace decoration which is sumptuous.
Gardenia Flower from The Ribbon Reel.
Gorgeous Duflex Butterflies.




I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges:

http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/challenge-142-pearls.html - Pearls
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/ - 1,2,3, Recipe Challenge
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/ - Rainbows and Butterflies
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Vintage
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/inspire-me-fridays-69-anything-goes.html - Anything Goes
http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://itsallaboutthevintagechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/23-kaikki-kay-anything-goes.html - Anything Goes



The inside of the card is decorated with further Crafty Individual Paper and has a mounted panel for a greeting.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and to look at my card.  Sending warmest wishes to you all.

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Friday, 27 July 2012

Sailor Boys by Mo Manning

Hello another card from me today which I made yesterday evening.  I hope this finds you well.  I have had a fun week this week with family celebrations over the week-end and the beginning of the week and lots of craft time at this end of the week.



This easel card is my third submission for a Guest Design Post at Mo's Digital Challenge .  
Please pop over and have a look at the Challenge and the fabulous quality of the cards submitted.



My card features 2 of the figures from the set Sailor Boys by Mo and the Challenge theme is    'In the Doghouse'.  I have used one of the boys and the fabulous dog image supplied in the set.



List of Materials used to make this card.

12 x 12 Card stock for base of card and matting. 
Wonderful Maja Design Paper - Life by the Sea, Islands and Skerries an Kraft papers.
Fabulous images from the Sailor Boy Set coloured with Promarker Pens and Polychrome Pencils.
Boat image drawn freehand from above papers.
Die cut starfish and anchor decorated with pearls, ribbon, fish charm from my stash.
Wonderful pearl strip from Chocolate Baroque
Shell digital images from Etsy.
Kanban foiled elements.



I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

http://cropstop.blogspot.co.uk/ - Colour inspiration -  I have used all 4 colours

Thank you for reading this post and for looking at my card.  Sending warmest wishes to you all.

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Jules from Saturated Canary for Totally Paprcrafts Challenge

Hello and Happy Day to everyone.  I hope this finds you well,
This week's Challenge at Totally Papercrafts  is
Orange and Yellow and is chosen by Wendy.  Please use these as the main colours on your projects and visit us at Totally Papercrafts Challenge to see the inspiration provided by the Design Team.
Many congratulations to the winner of the last Challenge.


When I saw the Challenge theme I did feel that it was outside of my usual comfort zone but I really enjoyed making this card.  I suppose that's why its called a Challenge.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is...

 



Please visit  Totally Papercrafts Challenge  for further details.




List of Materials used to make this card.

12 x 12 Cardstock base to make 6 x 6 card.  Prima design papers. 
Wonderful stamp Jules which is now available to buy from Saturated Canary but I got as a freebie as a follower of Krista's  Blog.
Image is coloured using Promarker Pens, polychrome pencils and gel pen.
 Wonderful fabric and paper flowers, feathers, pearls and ribbon.
I had a birthday recently and received some lovely greetings from my wonderful Design Team Mates.  They really are a lovely bunch of girls.
  I always use my birthday to stock up on new cutting dies and card decorations.  
On this card I have used my new Cheery Lynn Oval,  Catalina ring, flower heads and butterfly Die.


I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges:



This is a side view showing the inside of the card which I have left quite plain - I mounted greeting panel only.   Thank you for reading this post and looking at my card.  Sending warmest wishes to you all.

Hugs


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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Frenchie Friends Michelle and Jo Jo from Crafts and Me

Hello and happy day to everyone.  I am having a few days off work and should be doing all the household and gardening chores which do not usually get done.  What am I doing - you guessed in - crafting.  So naughty!!!!


My card for today feature the wonderful Frenchie Friends Michelle and Jojo by Hannah Lynn for Crafts n Me and they are lovely.  I have again made a 6 x 6  gate fold card with a built in double front stepper and I am in love with this type of card at present.  It is so easy to make.


List of Materials used to make this card:

2 x 12 x 12 sheets or card for backing and toppers.
A Walk in the Garden Design Papers which are glittered and are lovely.
Wonderful image - link above - coloured using mostly Promarker Pens and with slight white gel highlights.
Lovely on the edge die cuts to make layers for steppers cut from white glitter card and stained with pink and green inks.
Various butterfly images and Eiffel Tower from Kaisercraft.
New Eiffel Tower die cut.
Ribbon, pearls and Prima flowers from my stash.


A closer view of this so sweet image.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ - Butterflies and Bows


I have made a decorated band for the outside of the card decorated with label for personal greeting and more lovely Prima Flowers and matching glitter papers.  It ages since I made a banded card  My last was Christmas I think.  This really gives a lovely finish to a gate fold card.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and have a look at my card.  Sending warmest wishes to you all.  

Hugs



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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Beach Ball Girl From Spesch Stamps

Hi to all in blogland.  I hope this finds you well.  My card from today features the so cute Beach Ball Girl from Spesch Stamps which I won in a recent Challenge and she is lovely.


List of Materials used to make this card:

Go Kreate cutting dies to make an approx 6" round easel card. 
12 x 12 card stock for base of cards and mats x 2 sheets.  Designer paper from  my stash.
Wonderful image coloured using Promarker Pens and gel pen and distress ink.
Doilies, ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Die cuts for butterfly, hand made flowers using my new Die-Namics flower die and swirls. 



I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Lets not  be square
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Its all about Circles 
http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.co.uk/ - Summer sun, beach and sea
http://www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - The Ocean
http://especiallymade.blogspot.co.uk/p/weekly-challenge.html  - Easel Card
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/ - Hey Girl
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Under the sea, beside the sea
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.co.uk/ - Something New
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Dies- Punches
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/ - Summer Fun


Thank you for reading this post and for looking at my card.  Sending warmest wishes to you all.


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Monday, 23 July 2012

Helena and Henry have a Hug

Hello and happy day to you all.  We are having the most fabulous hot and sunny weather and following the wash out of a summer we have had so far, its wonderful.  We have just come back from lunch on the Estuary and a walk on the beach and it has been glorious.  My Vitamin D levels are soaring.



Enough of my waffle and onto my card for today which I have made to enter the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, there is a GD call ongoing.   I am really excited at being able to take part in this wonderful opportunity and quite overwhelmed by the quality and number of entries.  There are some fabulous crafters out there. My card features the cute siblings Helena and Henry and they are having a lovely hug.  


A closer look at this so cute pair.

List of Materials used to make this card:

12 x 12 Card Stock and beautiful glittered 6x6 sheet for the front of the card.  Matching coloured papers inside of the card.

Wonderful Image coloured using Promarker Pens, gel pen and Polychrome Pencils.

Lovely Die Cut Oval, and butterfly and floral circle die cuts.

Pink ribbon, a variety of flowers from Prima in lovely sweet shades, die cut leaves and pearls from my stash.


I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:  

http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/ - Bingo - ribbon, free, flowers



Image above and below show inside of card.  These papers are much brighter than the picture shows and matching die cut panels have been cut and mounted for recording of a message.


Thank you for taking the time to read this post and to look at my card.  It is much appreciated.  Sending warmest wishes to you all.

Hugs


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Friday, 20 July 2012

Junko by MayzyArt for Totally Paper Crafts Colour Challenge

Hi to you all.  Today I have another Challenge card to bring you for Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge.  I have used Junko from MayzyArt and she is fabulous.  Thank you for your fabulous response to the last Challenge, so many wonderful creations.  Many congratulations to the winner.  Please visit us on Totally Papercrafts to see the wonderful inspiration provided by my talented Design Team colleagues.



The Challenge for this week is a colour Challenge.  


Please see the picture above featuring Lisa's gorgeous dog Dixie.  You can use colours     (cream, aqua, brown) or a dog, chair or just relaxation.  We really look forward to seeing your fabulous creations as you interpret the picture in your own way.
Our sponsors for this Challenge are:

Meljen's Designs and MayzyArt.


A closer view of this lovely image and details.

List of Materials used to make this card:

Wonderful Junko image from MayzyArt coloured using aqua, brown and cream shades of ProMarker and FlexMarker Pens.
Backing Papers are from the Grandma's School Book  Range from Pion Designs, my paper craft stash and the design details are from Kaisercraft.
Glitter ribbon, pearls and fabric flowers with bling are from my stash. 
Die cut lace border and Core'dination bakcing card.


 

I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges:






Images showing inside details of card with design details used.


Thank you so much for reading this post.  I hope you like my card.

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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Merry Christmas Bea for Charisma Cardz Challenge - Your Favourite Animal

Hello to all in Blogland.  I hope this finds you well.  My card  for Charisma Cardz Challenge features the fabulous Merry Christmas Bea from Teddy Bo & Co and she is lovely. Please visit us at Charisma to see the fabulous Design inspiration provided by my talented Team sisters.   Many congratulations to the winner and Top 3 of the last Challenge.  



The Sponsors for this Challenge are:

Crafty Ribbons

Crafty ribbons are offering one of our lucky winners a sweet bundle of Owl ribbons! 

and 

Joanna Sheen who is generously offering a £10 voucher for one winner.





List of Materials used to make this card:

This card is made from a sheet of 12 x 12 Core'dinations paper and is folded at 3" x 9" Horizontally and 6" Vertically.  2 x 3" panels have been cut from the sheet and the centre panel has been folded at 1", 2", 3" and cut at 4".  
A decorated sheet of Christmas paper from my stash.
Lots of lovely die cuts from silver mirror card - trees and swirls and glitter card snowflakes. Snowflakes are a Marianne Die, Flowering Christmas Tree and Frosty Border are Memory Box Dies.   Pearls have been used to decorate the snowflakes
The lovely Miss Bea is coloured using a mixture of Flexmarker and Promarker Pens. 
I have used some Anita's Glitter snow and decorated with extra glitter detail.   




A closer view of this lovely image and details.



I would like to enter this card for the following Challenges:

http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas in July with non traditional colours.
http://tcrschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Deck our Blog with Boughs of Holly



This is an image of the front of the card featuring die cut foiled poinsettias with glitter detail.  Foiled hearts, swirls and lovely glitter ribbon.  There is a mini pocket on the front of each side of this gatefold card and a little double label is tucked inside.  The paper used for the pockets is a freebie from Bearly Mine Designs.  Thank you Donna.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.  I hope you like my card.  I really had fun making this.

Hugs 


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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

First Christmas Card for 2012

Hello all in Blogland.  I hope this finds you well.  My card for today is my first Christmas card for 2012 and features the image    And I want a...... from Mo Manning.  I was one of the lucky winners of  the recent Mo's  DP2 Challenge and chose this image with my prize voucher.



This is a fun and very traditional image and I have tried  to decorate the card in a traditional way.



List of Materials used for this card:
Wonderful image from Mo Manning coloured using Promarker Pens in traditional Christmas shades.
Papers and elements from a kit I have in my stash.  Trees decorated with glitter pom poms  which I have had in my stash still in the packet from last year.
Backing card and pearlised card for mounting.  Machine stitching to highlight front of card. 
Glitter Swirls, Die Cut Star Buttons and Twine.
This card has a folksy feel mostly due to the papers and decoration used.
Foiled sentiment toppers.



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas in July - Use red and green.
http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas in July
http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.co.uk/ - Waste not Wednesday - Wk 27



Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and to read this post.  Sending warmest wishes to all.

Hugs



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