Monday, 30 September 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 101

This weeks challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is cute and furry.

I have used  crafters companion  decoupage.  The flowers are made from flower soft.  The corner and the circle are Marianne design dies and the sentiment stamp is a LOTV.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Challenges 4 Everybody =  Anything goes  11/10/13
2 Sisters Challenge = Anything goes 5/10/13
Crafty Calender = Bear hunt 4/10/13
Crafts4 Eternity = Anything goes 4/10/13

Monday, 29 July 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 97

This week it is my turn to host the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers I have chosen a theme of 1,2,3 - 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments

 For the 3 embellishments I have used a paper clip, flowers and gems. The 2 backing papers are from a Crafts Too paper pad. The image is from The paper shelter and coloured with promarkers. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Challenges for everybody =  Anything Goes
That Craft Place = Its a girl thing

Monday, 1 July 2013


This fortnights challenge at Crafty Cardmakers  is holidays.
Holidays to me mean sitting about at the beach and this decoupage is just how I would like to spend a holiday, relaxing in the sun. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges

Dream Valley Challenges = Make your own flowers, embellishments
One stitch at a time = Anything goes

Monday, 3 June 2013

Fathers Day

This fortnights challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is Fathers Day.

This card is perfect for my Dad as I always enjoy his barbecues.  Must get one organized as the weather is so nice..  I have used the Trattoria Chef image from The Paper Shelter coloured using promarkers. Sentiment stamp is LOTV.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

ABC Challenge = O (open anything goes)
Alto Rubber Stamps = Summer Feeling
Ladybug Crafts = For the men in our life

Monday, 13 May 2013

Three different techniques

This week challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is Pick Three Different Techniques.
The three techniques I used were dry embossing, distressing and make your own flowers.  The backing paper is vellum and I have embossed it using a my grand calibur and a A4 folder.  I distressed the vellum by tearing it round the edge and using distress ink.  The die cut and flowers were all cut using Marianne design dies and embossed.  The centers of the flowers are just flat backed pearls.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Stamping sensations  =  Embossing and Texture 
The Corrosive Challenge =   A sentiment on the front of your project

Monday, 15 April 2013

My Tag and Bag

This week at Crafty Cardmakers  is Challenge 89 Tag/Card + Matching Gift Wrap, Bag or Box.  We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Woodware

I have used this fab Rock Star image from The Paper Shelter I coloured the images with promarkers.  The tag is cut using a Marianne Design die and tied with organza ribbon.  Perfect for a present for a friend.

I am entering this into the following challenges.

Challenges for everyone. = Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle = Die cuts and or dry embossing
Hotshot Craft = Anything but a card
Charisma Cardz = Tags

Monday, 18 March 2013

A Digi Stamp Card

This weeks challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is friendship and we are sponsored by Saturated Canary and Sir Stampalot.  I have used this fab digi Pint sized Love  and coloured her with pro markers.  Die cut border is Cheery Lynn,  image die cut is Nellie Snellen the sentiment is from craftworks cards. Paper is from my stash.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Masculine Birthday Card

My design team card for Crafty Cardmakers the thyme is  masculine birthday card that features some technology or a gadget

A card for my camera mad husband. The house mouse rubber stamp has been coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted onto some Avec deco designs backing papers.  The sentiment I printed and cut out with a crafts too die. 

Friday, 1 March 2013

A Wedding Card

My fitness class instructor and his fiancee are going away on holiday to get married so I made this card for them.

The center layers and flowers are made with a Marianne Design dies, the flourish is a cheery Lynn die. I used distress ink round the sentiment to give it a bit colour.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Crafty Us Crazy = Anything goes 
Crafts and Me = Punches or dies
Divas by Design = Anything goes
Stamp n doodle = Use 2 different punches/dies
Bearly-Mine = Anything goes

Monday, 4 February 2013

Vintage Love

This week our latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, hosted by Kylie, has the theme of 'Vintage Love'.  As Valentine's Day is fast approaching we would like to see your creations incorporating a Vintage Love theme. Your project MUST be VINTAGE and SHOW at least one object that portrays love. Perhaps a picnic basket, gold locket, love letter, hearts etc. This challenge has 2 fab sponsors DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS and HOBBY ART

I decided these lovely vintage looking bears would be perfect for a vintage look and nothing reminds me of love like flowers so I have made them with flower soft.  The die cuts are marianne design dies.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

My time to craft  =  Love is in the air
Sugar Creek Hallow = Romantic Love 
 613 Avenue Create = Anything goes optional Love
Challenges for everyone = Anything goes 


Sunday, 27 January 2013

A Valentines Card

Mo Manning was/is giving away this digi image and I just love it so I started to colour straight away.  The sentiment I did myself the die cut are both Marianne design ones. Backing paper is from a avec paper pad and gems from my stash. Coloured using pro markers

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Allsorts = Masculine
CRAFT Challenge = Valentines Day or Love
 I Love Promarkers = Anything goes

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


 I am lucky enough to be joining the design team for Crafty Carmakers so my desk is about to be tidied up so I can get started on the 1st card.  At the moment my desk is just a mess.  I have been making a oragami box its really quiet good fun.

If you want to see some other desks pop over to Julias Blog
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