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Friday, 30 August 2013

Exciting news .........................

Good morning everyone, I am so excited to finally be able to share with you that
 I am now a  part of the

It's a fabby challenge blog & we will be having weekly challenges from the 6th of September.
So pop by here to keep upto date with all that will be happening with us all. I am so excited to be working with such a talented group of women & look forward to hopefully creating some inspiration for some of you.

At the moment there is a monthly challenge & our fabby sponsor this month is

 Dilly Beans Stamps
& they are giving the lucky winner 4 images from the store.

So here is my first ever make for Creative Fingers Challenges

isn't she just the cutest.Her name is Paige & you can find her here
 I wanted to make a simple card as I wanted her to be the main focus without loads of embellishments.
So I simply added a few digi papers, some ribbon & some die cuts cut from holographic pink card.

Paige has been coloured in promarkers, I used Magenta, Cerise & Pink Carnation for her hair. Her skin is Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush & Baby Pink for the cheeks. Her dress & eye makeup have been done in Cyan, Duck Egg & Cool Aqua. I added some faux stitching & rounded the corners before mounting her on the card.
And there ya have my 1st challenge card, I hope you like her & will be able to join us in our challenges.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge Blog : Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments: Make It Girly
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
In The Pink: #27 KISS
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

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Monday, 26 August 2013

Through The Purple Haze Challenges- Team B n me

Good morning everyone well it's time for another challenge from 
Through The Purple  Haze Challenges
This week it's the turn of team B but I just had to join in.

Our wonderful sponsor is 

& the prize for the winner is 3 digis of your choice.
This weeks theme is Funky Girls & Boys

I had a root through my digis & decided to use
All That Digital Stamp & you can find her here
& here is my make

The papers are all from various digi kits. I cut out a tag shape, inked the top half, covered the bottom with a paper & covered the join with a little bit of scrap ribbon from my stash.I used the same paper to punch the flowers & butterflies. I assembled my card & decorated with card candi & little pink self adhesive mirror squares.

I coloured the digi in with my promarkers, adding a little bit of sparkle to her trainers with a glitter gel pen. I then just cut her out & placed her onto the card with foam pads.
I hope you like it as I had great fun with this challenge & I look forward to seeing everyones creations

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Anything goes or create your own challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #27 Always anything goes
Great Impressions Stamps: Square Card
2 Sisters: Square Cards
One Stop Craft : Spots & Dots

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Just Inspirational Challenges - SSS

Good morning blogland, it's time for another challenge from 

& this week it's team B's turn
We have been sponsored this week by the talented 

 ,who have given us some fab digis to play with for this challenge & are also offering a
prize of  4 digi images to the lucky winner.
Here is this weeks inspirational photo

When I saw the photo I knew exactly image I wanted to use - My Fair Lady
& here is my make xxxx

I knew I wanted a larger card, so I made a 7.5"x7.5" card base, I used my score board to emboss the front of the card in a crisscross pattern. I also embossed the mat  & the digi itself. I made some flowers & dipped them in glitter & also glittered the flourish. I added some pearls to the butterflies & larger pearls to the embossed card base.

I took my inspiration from the colours of the photo as well as using flowers & tried to give it an elegant feel.
I had real trouble with this card as I am so unused to using so little colour & I didn't want it to appear flat or drab. I hope you like my make :)
Here is a close up of the coloured image

She has been coloured with promarkers (I forgot to write a list of colours used, but it was the pale yellows, saffron etc.)
Thanks for stopping by & I appreciate any comments you'd like to leave.
Be sure & stop by the blogs of the rest of team B too.

I would like to enter my project in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Challenges for everybody - #27 Always anything goes
Pile It On - No Designer Paper
Card & Scrap - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch &/or make your own flowers
Fitztown Challenge - Add Sparkles
Handmade Harbour - Anything Goes

Big Hugs

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Monday, 19 August 2013

Through The Purple Haze Challenges - Lacey Sunshine

Good morning lovely folk, I hope you are all well. 
It's Monday, so that means it's time for another challenge from

We are mixing it up a little this week by having a little head to head between
the team A & team B members (with one of us winning a prize, so exciting )

Anyway, back to the challenge, Team A have been sponsored by the lovely

& they have very generously offered $20 for the  lucky winner to spend in their store.

This week we were using a bingo card theme
Your project must include 3 of the items above. Simply pick a line - vertically, horizontally or diagonally & use the 3 items in that line.
My pick was Bling, Dies & Flowers.
& here is my make

I have used the lovely Eleanor Free Spirit digi, isn't she so cute :)
I made an easel card & let the topper hang down, it stands using the handmade flower.
I used a die cut border & coloured it with my promarkers.
The paper is a digi & I have matted it onto yellow & orange layers, adding a lilac one to matt the digi.

I coloured her with promarkers & added some gems to her glasses & the corners of the iamge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, don't  forget to tell your friends about the blog candy that's up for grabs over on the main challenge page once we reach 100 followers. Spread the word :) & also check out the right side bar of the main blog to be able to vote for your fav. DT project.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - # 67 Your Choice
Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passions - Summer Flowers
Cutie Pie Challenge - #51 Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Lacey Sunshine - Girls, Girls, Girls

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Just Inspirational Challenges - Team B

Good morning all you wonderful folk in blogland. It's time for another challenge from
& this week it's the turn of myself & all my wonderful teamies from

This week we have been thrilled to be sponsored by the fab
& you can find them HERE, the lucky winner gets to choose 7 digis from the store.
This week we have both a sketch & an inspirational photo for you. You can either follow the sketch, use the photo as inspiration (be sure to tell us what inspiration you took from it), or, like I did, make your card or project using both.

So here is my make using the oh so cute, Beach Baby

Isn't she so cute. I coloured her in pro-markers, using the colours from the photo as my inspiration. The sea shells have been printed from a digi kit, filled with glossy accents & cut out. The papers are all from my stash & the little letters are from docrafts.

I hope you like & join us in our challenge.
Be sure to pop by & say hi to my team mates 

Big Hugs
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Monday, 5 August 2013

Through The Purple Haze Challenges #4 Crafty Sentiments

Good morning everyone, it's time for another fab challenge over at

& this week it's the turn of the hazelnuts on team A
This week we are sponsored by the wonderful
Our theme this week is cards with tickets or tags
The winner of this challenge will get to choose 3 DIGIS from the store, it'll be a hard choice for you to pick just 3 as I think they are all fab.

I was lucky enough to get to work with Summer Breeze & you can find her here
& here is my make

I inked up my background with distress inks, dropped some water droplets onto it & soaked up the excess with paper towels, I then used some bubble wrap to stamps randomly over the card.
The line of tickets is a mask.
I then stamped some tickets, inked them & added sentiments before cutting them out.

I added some punched & embossed butterflies to the ticket strip, added some flourishes that were cut from my robo (before she died, sob sob)
& made a cute little rolled rose.

Here is a close up of the oh so cute image, which I have coloured using promarkers. I was happy with how the folds in her dress turned out as I usually seem to have trouble with folds.

That's all from me for now, thanks so much for stopping by & check out the blog candy we are offering on the main blog when we reach 100 followers (details are in my side bar)

I would like to enter my make in the following challenges:
Avenue 613 - Anything goes, optional use a sentiment
Challenges 4 Everybody - challenge #26 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer Days
Great Impressions Stamps - Square cards
Sentimental Sundays - Child's play
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Big hugs 

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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Blog Candy Alert at Through The Purple Haze Challenges

Good afternoon everyone, I thought I'd let you all know about the fab blog candy that's up for grabs over at

Once we reach 100 followers once lucky person will win this lovely lot

So how do I win, I hear you ask :)
all you have to do is- 
become a follower of Through The Purple Haze Challenges,
add the photo of the candy to your sidebar & link it back to the challenge.

Then once we reach 100, it could be YOU :)

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