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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Guest Designer for The Digi Bells

Just a quick update from me. 
 You may have noticed in my post for Such a Sweetie - Tea Time by Elisabeth Bell that I mentioned I had applied to join the Design Team for The Digi Bells as a Guest Designer for a 3 month term.



I can now tell you I was successful and I am so honoured and delighted and so looking forward to working more with these adorable images and the fabulous Team.

To check out The Digi Bells on Blogger or Facebook or Elisabeth Bell's World just click on the sidebar.

Sending happy hugs to all,

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Monday, 29 April 2013

Deirderys-day-off for Love to Create Challenge

Hello to everyone and Happy Monday to you all.  
I hope you had a great week-end. 

It's time for a new Challenge at  Love to Create and this week our theme is
 'Punches and dies' and this in my interpretation.



My card features the digi stamp Deirdreys Day Off  from Dr Digi House of Stamps.
Thank you so much for this fun image.

This is quite a sad post for me as this will be my last DT card for Love to Create.
I have really enjoyed being part of this fabulous Team of lovely ladies for the past six months and thank Jackie and Tina for the opportunity.  

I am looking forward to new crafting adventures, whatever these may be.

Please visit us at Love to Create to view the fabulous inspiration provided by my talented Teamies. 

Thank you for your fabulous response to last weeks Challenge.  
 You submitted some stunning creations. 
Also congratulations to the winner and Top Picks.

 Our Sponsor for this week is:

Dr Digi's House of Stamps




List of Materials used to make this card.

Wonderful image as detailed above coloured using my Copic Pens.   I have given Deirdery a glowing tan.  I have also used paper piecing technique for costume, parasol and towel detail.
My new Go Kreate Dies
Designer papers from my stash.
Die cut details are waves, anchor, starfish and leaves and butterflies are a punch.

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

Sending hugs to all from




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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Little Josephine - so very cute.

Hello to everyone.  I hope you are having a lovely relaxing Saturday.
My card for today features another of the so sweet digi images by Elisabeth Bell from the 'Simpler Times' CD Rom and this image is called  'Little Josephine' and she is a beauty.

Thank you so much for all of the very kind comments you have been leaving on my work.  Your support is so appreciated.


List of Materails used to make this card.


Card stock is Centura Pearl and mounts are brown Kraft paper as are some die cut details.
Designer papers are Kaisercraft and from my stash.
So sweet image as detailed above coloured using my Copic Pens with a tiny touch of pencil detail and white gel pen.
Spellbinder dies for image and mount.
La-la-land fence die cut
Lots of Frantage detail on layers and fence and on tiny die cut hearts.
I have tried to create a little garden scene in front of the fence detail.
Pearls, lowers  and lovely ribbon are from my stash.
Butterfly die cut is also dusted with Frantage.  
This is a lovely sparkly creation which unfortunately is not shown in the pictures.


Image showing hidden label detail stamped with a 'Just for you....'  message and decorated with lovely silk crush ribbon.


A closer view of this lovely little sweetie.

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


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

Sending warmest wishes to you all,



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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Such a Sweetie - Tea Time by Elisabeth Bell

Hello to everyone. 
 I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the lovely sunny days that we have been having following so many cold and dark weeks. 
 I am told we are having some colder and wet weather over the week-end, its an excuse to stay indoors and do more crafting.



My card for today features the fabulous image Tea Time  from Elisabeth Bell.  
I have purchased the new Simpler Times CD which features the wonderful art work of Elisabeth Bell. 
 There are some super cute images on this CD and I am particularly interested in the Digi Stamps.   
You will be seeing a lot of these as I am a bit obsessed.

I would like to use this card to enter The Digi Bells  Guest DT call.
You are required to either Case (copy) or Lift ( use certain elements) from a card on the blog. 
 I have  used Sweet Little Lamb by the fabulous talented Julie, please see card below.




I have 'Lifted' several features,  an oval shaped image, wonderful bow detail, charm detail and fabric flower in my case I used ribbon roses with pearl detail.   I have used ribbon bobble detail instead of the lace detail.
So much fun, will be keeping my fingers crossed.

I am so delighted and honoured that my card has been picked as a favourite of the week on Splitcoast Stampers, thank you so much and this can be viewed here.


Materials used to make this card.

Wonderful image as listed above coloured using my Copic Pens, cut with a Spellbinder and edged with sparkling Frantage and pink glitter. 
 Her little foot is again free from the background.   
This caused a lot of comment in my last card.  
I trim round the part of the image which would be free from the background and place the cutting die behind this.
Mount for card is cut using Spellbinders Dies and I have used card which has been covered with gilding flakes, lots of sparkle and shine which does not show up so well in the pictures.
I have used Spellbinder dies to decorate top and bottom of image, again covered in gilding flakes.  
Little charm and cup detail, again with Frantage.
Instead of flowers I have used lots of ribbon.  Pink grosgrain with pearl button.  Pink floral ribbon with pearls and soft pink bobble ribbon.
Paper is from Kaisercraft and is lovely and I think perfectly compliments the image.
Masking layer is brown kraft card and base card is ivory Centura Pearl and is approx 7" x 7".



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

http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/digi-makeover-challenge-85-animal.html
http://digihaven.blogspot.ca/2013/04/use-button-challenge-sponsored-by-dilly.html
http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/recycle.html - Pink grosgrain ribbon was originally on a beautiful small birthday cake which was given to me for my last birthday by my DH.  Cake was from a well know high street retailer.

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

Sending hugs to all from,



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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

So Sweet Fairy

Hello and happy day to everyone.  I hope this finds you well. 

A very warm Welcome to my new followers.  

I am so grateful for all of your support and interest.

 I have made a card featuring a wonderful Fairy Image from Whoopsi Daisy and she is a real beauty.


List of materials used to make this card.

Base , mats and some die cuts are Kraft Card
Designer Papers are Maja Designs and are lovely.
I have used Frantage detail to distress the edges of the designer paper, the image and some of the die cuts.  This adds lots of sparkle and bling which has not show in the photograph.
Wonderful Whoopsi Daisy Image coloured with Promarker/Copic Pens and with some glitter detail.
Spellbinder die cuts, Joy Craft Frame, Label dies, one with Make a Wish Embossed in silver.
Magnolia double layer butterfly with Fantage detail.
Flowers and ribbon are from my stash.


 I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,

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Monday, 22 April 2013

Bingo Challenge for Love to Create


Hello to everyone and Happy Monday to you all.  
I hope you had a great week-end. 

It's time for a new Challenge at  Love to Create and this week our theme is
 'Bingo' and this in my interpretation.  The three elements I have used are die cuts, flowers and ribbon.  A few sneaky pearls crept in.



 My card features the digi stamp from Sheet 425 from Whoopsi Daisy
Thank you so much for this lovely image.

Please visit us at Love to Create to view the fabulous inspiration provided by my talented Teamies. 

Thank you for your fabulous response to last weeks Challenge.  
 You submitted some stunning creations. 
Also congratulations to the winner and Top Picks.

 Our Sponsors for this week are:

Whoospie Daisy & Meljen's Designs


List of materials used to make this card:

So sweet image as detailed above coloured using both Copic and Promarker Pens.
Background created using distress inks.
Mats and some die cut layers cut from Centura Pearl card.
Dies are mount from Joy Craft, butterfly is a Magnolia Die and I have also used QuicKutz mushrooms.
Designer papers, ribbon and flowers are from my stash.
I have embossed the designer papers, some of the image, flowers with beautiful Frantage, lots and lots of sparkle which does not show in the picture.



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

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/fantasy-and-fairies.html
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/time-for-ribbon.html
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-65-make-it-sparkle-must.html
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/use-circles-on-your-creation-challenge.html

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

Sending hugs to all from,

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Friday, 19 April 2013

Monochrome for Totally Paper Crafts Challenge

It's time for another Challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
 The Challenge this week is
 ''Monochrome'  set by our lovely Lisa.

I have used the so sweet image Dreamy Vanessa which was a fabulous freebie from Make it Crafty.  So many thanks to Zoe for this and for the colouring inspiration.  She really is a beauty.


Many congratulations to the winners of last weeks Challenge and thank you to all who participated, your cards are a delight to view. 

Our Sponsor for this Challenge is: 

Digi Stamps Boutique.


List of Material used to make this card:

Wonderful image as detailed above coloured using my copic pens with some pencil detail.
Card is an A5 size created from Centura Pearl Card.
Die cuts are Spellbinder for image and mount and greeting and mount.
Marianne Die cut hearts in pink with Vintage Ink edge - Tattered Rose.
Bird cage and butterfly die cuts.
Image and embellies are mounted on lovely pink pearl card which I have die embossed with a lovely frame type mask.
Ribbon and flowers
Happy Birthday Greeting has been embossed.



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

http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-54-blog-hop.html - Birthday Sentiment
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-172-lifes-special-occasions.html
http://hobbycutzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/welcome-to-challenge-number-4.html- monchrome
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/that-craft-place-for-child-challenge.html
http://cupcakecraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/brand-new-challenge-summer-blooms.html
http://mariannedesigndivas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/going-girly.html
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenges-8-monochromatic.html
http://www.stephanie-whimsicaldesigns.com/2013/04/smell-flowers.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/pennys-challenge-123-use-sentiment.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-108-make-it-bloom.html
http://copicmarkereurope.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge-page.html - #16 - Girls Aloud
http://rheddandrosies.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/monochrome4th-challenge.html
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/time-for-ribbon.html
http://www.dillybeanschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/dilly-beans-flowers.html
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-35-punches-and-or-dies.html
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-102-may-flowers.html

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

Sending hugs to all from,




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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Must use a Sentiment for Paper Crafting Journey Challenge

Its time for another fabulous Challenge at Paper Crafting Journey  and our theme for this Challenge is  'Must use a Sentiment'.   These Challenges are for any form of Paper Crafting so feel free to join in with your scrapbook pages, ATC etc as long as they follow the theme of the Challenge.


Our sponsor for this Challenge Just Some Lines and I have used the so sweet image Fairy Kyra Free Fall.

We had a fabulous response to the last Challenge and it was a joy to view your cards.  Many congratulations to the winner.



List of Materials used to make this card.  

Embossed card stock for base, mat and some die cut layers.
Wonderful image coloured with Copics and with some glitter detail which has just been picked up by my camera.
Lots of Die Cuts:  Spellbinder for mount and image. Marianne Designs for double heart.  Roses have been made by me using Cheery Lynn Desigins small rose cutting die and my Spellbinder rose die.  Aqua pearls have been added to the centre of the roses.  I have also used tag die from Go Kreate for sentiment tag. Swirls die and corner die.  Some detail has been added using Tim Holtz crackle pain and some Frantage embossing powder.  Lots of messy fun.
Ribbon and lace is from my stash. 
 Beautiful button is from The Hobby House.
Designer paper is by Crafty Individuals and here is a Joy craft trim under the lace detail.


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

http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/that-craft-place-for-child-challenge.html
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-150-tag-youre-it.html
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/l-for-lovely-lace.html
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-34-handmade-flowers.html
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-41anything-goes.html
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/inky-impressions-105-punchesdies.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/fantasy-and-fairies.html


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

Sending hugs and good wishes to all,


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Monday, 15 April 2013

For the Guys for Love to Create Challenge

Hello to everyone and Happy Monday morning to you all.  I hope you had a great week-end. 

It's time for a new Challenge at  Love to Create and this week our theme is
 'For the Guys' and this in my interpretation.


 My card features the digi stamp Privateer (pirate) Man  which can be found here.  
Thank you so much for this lovely image.

Please visit us at Love to Create to view the fabulous inspiration provided by my talented Teamies. 

Thank you for your fabulous response to last weeks Challenge.  
 You submitted some stunning creations. 
Also congratulations to the winner and Top Picks.

 Our Sponsors for this week are:

 Fresh Brewed Designs, Rick StDennis, Di's Digi Downloads



List of materials used to make this card:

Card base and mats are cream Centura Pearl Card.
Wonderful image as detailed above printed onto gloss paper and coloured using my Copic pens with slight gel pen and pencil detail.
Spellbinder and Marianne Die cuts.
Backing paper details are from a CD in my collection - My Craft Studio.
Twine and fish from my stash.
Distress detail using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Compass Stamp is from Crafty Individuals.
Hidden Greeting Tag with Sentiment and twine.



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


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

Sending hugs to all.







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Monday, 8 April 2013

White on White with a Splash of Colour for Love to Create Challenge

Hello to everyone and Happy Monday morning to you all.  I hope you had a great week-end.  

It's time for a new Challenge at  Love to Create and this week our theme is
 'White on White with a Splash of Colour' and this in my interpretation.



 My card features the so sweet digi stamp  Church by Emma Canning from Polka Doodles, one of our Sponsor for this Challenge.  Thank you so much for this lovely image.

Please visit us at Love to Create to view the fabulous inspiration provided by my talented Teamies. 

Thank you for your fabulous response to last weeks Challenge.  
 You submitted some stunning creations. 
Also congratulations to the winner and Top Picks.

 Our Sponsors for this week are:

Sassy Design Studio and Flat Friends.





List of Material used to make this card:

Quality card base cut to approx. 6" x 6"
Wonderful image as listed above coloured using my Promarker Pens.
Lots and lots of Die Cuts cut from quality Kanban embossed card.
Marianne Design Corners, Cheery Lynn Sweet-Heart Square, Cheery Lynn Designs Flowers and Swirls.  Hanging heart die cuts and main image is cut using a Spellbinder die cut.  
Butterflies are acetate and glitter from Kanban.
Pearls are from my stash.
I have made an insert for the card and embossed and stamped the Wedding Day greeting and frame.  
This was lots of fun to create.




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

Sending hugs to all,

from


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