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Monday, 23 March 2015

#135 Spring Has Sprung ……

The grass has riz I wonder where the birdies is
Marlene is hosting for us today and would like to see your Spring themed creations. So that could be a new life (baby) either animal or human, spring flowers, soft spring colours etc.

Some inspiration from the team

Some pretty floral paper, a computer generated sentiment and some hand-made flowers for an Easter card because spring means Easter to me!

I've gone for the new baby - especially since for the first time in ages I got the opportunity to do a pink card!  I used my favourite Presscut stepper card die, a Sweet Dixie pram and rattle die and some card and embellishments from my stash.

Spring sunshine has brought the daffodils out into bloom so used this as my inspiration, using Tattered Lace dies to create the card.

I used this sweet Kaisercraft range in cute Spring colours for this challenge. I added the little wood veneer birds for an extra touch of spring and because they are so cute!

I have used Hunkydory Cardmaking kit
Butterfly Bouquet

Nothing says 'Spring' to me, like a lovely bunch of daffodils!! I have used Just Inklined's 'Narcissus' digi stamp, coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens.

I've used a Craftwork Cards freebie from Create and Craft to make my focal piece, along with paper from their Truly Scrumptious paper pad. As you can see the bunnies have been busy doing what bunnies do in the Spring! Please see my blog for details.

I made a New Baby card using stamps, paper and a topper from Lili of the Valley.

I made a Easter card in bright spring colours, using a Nitwit stamp set - I used the accent stamps to embellish my card.


 I decided to make a shabby chic card full of lots of bright spring colours and hand made spring garden flowers.

#134 For a Special Woman, Winner and Top 5

Pamellia was our hostess for our Special Woman challenge and she has selected her Winner and Top 5:-

01 Pauline

and her top 5 are:

58 Julie Lavalette

79 Rainey's Craft Room

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner's or Top 5 badge on your blogs.

Monday, 9 March 2015

#134 For a Special Woman

Mother's Day is right around the corner so our hostess, Pamellia, would like to see your creations for a Special Woman, they don't have to be Mother's Day cards though as long as they are for that special lady.

Here is how the team interpreted the theme

I decided to make a tag to go on the gift bag of my Mom's gift. She is a huge fan of all thing's nature, so lots of flowers, lots of foliage and a big glittery butterfly just for her. The bling is for me! lol

Since I don't have anyone to make a Mother's Day card for, I chose to make a birthday card for my sister. I used one of Sue Wilson's Striplets dies to make the background, and a Papermania decoupage flower as the focus.


I chose to make a birthday card for my sister, since I don't have anyone for whom to make a Mother's Day card. I used items from Crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Cat.

I chose to make a wall hanging for my Mum and used an MDF heart base. I have made some flowers from die cuts and the Dragonfly stamp and die came free with a magazine. Lots of gems and glitter finish my project.

I decided to make a forever lasting gift for my mum, I have made a gift cone covered with flowers, lace, pearls etc, I added both a stamped sentiment and image on sticks.
I have made a cupcake box to fill with yummy treats for Mother's Day. I have used Crafter's Companion Six Cupcake Gable Box template, with the beautiful A3 double-sided Indulgence card!!


I chose to make a card for my lovely Mum using a Clarity stencil, dye based inks and stamps from both Clarity and Woodware.

My card was made for a friend to give to her mum who has cancer.  I used a Debbi Moore cd image for the background and the butterflies and I used various flower dies from my stash to make the flowers, which were coloured  with distress inks

I have made a picture for my Mum, as she likes things that are quirky and a bit different!!  I stamped then masked off several stamps then overstamped with a dictonary stamp, coloured with distress inks,then cut out more butterflies and 3D'd them to the panel


#133 Stripes, Winner and Top 5

Leslie was our hostess for our Stripes challenge and she has selected her Winner and Top 5:-

#18 Sue

#62 N-Eva

Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner's or Top 5 badge on your blogs.

Monday, 23 February 2015

#133 Stripes

Leslie is hosting for us this time and she would like to see Stripes. Sadly this is Leslie's last challenge with us, and we will miss her, but we wish her luck in her new ventures.

Inspiration from the team

The clear embossed diagonal lines were created with the Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines background stamp. I cut and inked strips of GKD 6x6 patterned papers and affixed them on the opposite angle. The hello die cut is from Mama Elephant.


The Tatty Twinkle images were coloured and cut out before attaching them to a background created from my stash of papers.


I've used some paper from the Joanna Sheen Thomas Kindaid CDRom and dies from Sizzix and Marianne to create this card for my son's birthday.
I have used two different shades of blue stripe papers from Buckwells Craft Supplies the image is a stamp that I have had for many years.
I used a home made stencil and a blending tool with some Tim Holtz Scattered Straw and Hero Arts Tide Pool inks to create some diagonal lines as a backdrop for my spring romance card. 

I used one of the new Candibean Stamps from Di's Digi Designs, different
makes of striped papers.

I have cut some strips of papers and glued them onto a square of backing paper to achieve my striped background. I have also used a sentiment stamp, a butterfly and some ribbon, lace and pearls.

I chose some lovely My Mind's Eye striped papers from my stash to compliment the stamped and embossed flower.

My lovely stripes are from Bo Bunny and older range - Back to Basics.  I fussy cut out the banners and frame from these papers as well.  I popped up the green balloon to give it all a bit of dimension.

I picked this card frame from Crafter's Companion Sugar and Spice CD, and teamed it with two of the co-ordinating striped papers!! 

I used papers from Basic Grey for my Stripes, and an image from Sugar Nellie. Please see my blog if you want more details

I've been playing with Serif a lot lately - my card this time was composed using Craft Artist 2, but elements of it were cut out and layered physically.  The butterflies were a memory box die and buttons were from my stash.

There are all sorts of stripes in here, some obvious, some not... the papers are from MME, which I have used with the stripe going top to bottom and the corrugated card where the stripe goes horizontally.  Love the pop of red against the white and neutral colour scheme!