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Friday, 28 February 2014

Creative Fingers Challenges - #25

Good morning bloggers & welcome to Friday :) I hope you've all had a good week. I'm here this morning with another challenge from

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
We have been lucky enough to be sponsored this week by the wonderful

& of course there is a prize for the lucky winner. 
Our theme this week is
& so, here is my make
I made a 5"x7" card. I layered my backing paper, which was from my stash onto some cream coloured hammered card, which I got at Cardz n Scrapz & you can find it here. I love this card, it's 300gsm & folds & cuts beautifully. All my embellishments & flowers have been cut using my Cameo. I stamped onto the notebook page using distress ink, the hexagons are from a Bo Bunny set (you can find it here)

As it is a vintage theme I used browns for her clothing, with a touch of pale purples. 

I added a touch of gilding wax (homemade, using clear shoe polish & mica, LOVE IT) to my flowers.

And, there you have it. My vintage make. 
I hope you like it & join us this week.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: Something not mean't for crafting (the shoe polish in my gilding wax)
Passion For Promarkers: Make it digital
Crafting from the Heart: Use flowers
Make Something Monday: Stamp something

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Just Inspirational Challenges - Team A

Hey everyone & welcome to a new challenge from Team A of
Just Inspirational Challenges
This week our theme is 
Hearts & Ribbon 
& we have been sponsored by
& the winner will get to choose some fab digis 
So, here is my make
I usually start my cards by picking the colours I want to use for the digis & going from there. I wanted a black & red theme for this so I cut some embellishments with my cameo, I ran the heart through an embossing folder in my Cuttlebug & sanded it back. I then ran some black card through another folder & used gilding wax (my homemade one) over the top. I wrapped some ribbon around my back mat.

A close up of the dimensional butterfly.

I love this cute cut file.

The image has been matted onto red & black cardstocks & I used foam tape to mount it on the card.
I coloured it with promarkers & the colours used were:
hair - black & 1-5 ice grey
skin: coral, sunkissed pink, blush & baby pink
dress & hair piece: crimson, ruby & berry red with a touch of blender. 
cape & feather: cool greys 4,2 & 1

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing everyone's creations. 
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania: Texture
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Hearts/Love
Eureka Stamps: Add a butterfly
Kaboodle Doodle: Use ribbon

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Monday, 24 February 2014

Through The Purple Haze - Teams A & B

Good morning, I hope everyone had a good weekend & if your kiddies were on midterm, I hope then had lots of fun too. Soooo, as it's Monday, that means it's time for another challenge from
Through The Purple  Haze Challenges
It wasn't my week to do a design for the challenge, but I just had to join in. We are being sponsored by the wonderful people at
Derwent & as they bring us the most fabby colouring pencils our theme this week is
Use a pencil coloured or drawn image
& here is my make
I used a cute image from  the fantabulous Simply Betty.I don't have any all singing & all dancing pencils awwwww, poor me lol. So, I used some pencils I had in my stash. I don't know where they came from or how long I have them. They didn't blend well at all but I struggled on. Once colured I drew some little coloured circles &  then matted the image onto green & red cards. 

I used my Cameo to cut out my backing paper, some note paper (which I crumbled & then inked), a sentiment, tag & the diamond design. 

Some close ups of some of the card elements & image.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do hope you'll join us this week. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday: Make your own backing paper
A little bit crafty: Man up
Card & Scrap: Hip Hip Hooray
Crafty Little Fairies: One for the boys

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Monday, 17 February 2014

Through The Purple Haze Challenges #29

Good afternoon, I'm here ( a little late, thanks to vanishing posts) with a new challenge from
Through The Purple  Haze Challenges
This week our theme is Embossing, be it dry embossing or heat embossing, if it has embossing on it then we want to see it :)
Our sponsor this week is My Mums Craft Shop & you could win £10 to spend in the shop.

So, onto my make.
I decided to use both dry & heat embossing on my DL card. I first scored some brick work onto some coredinations using my hougie board. I then randomly tore it to a size that fit & then sanded it back. 

I die cut 2 tags. Inked 1 ran it through an embossing folder, I then inked over the design. On my 2nd tag I stamped onto it using versamark & then foiled it, I sanded some of it back to give an aged look. I die cut some rolled roses as well as some flourishes & corners, I embossed these too. I finished off with some flat back pearls. 

My sentiment panel was die cut from the same coredinations, embossed & sanded. I added some peel offs. 

A little close up of my tags.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm looking forward to seeing all of your embossed projects.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges: Tag you're it
Scrappy Hands: Embossing
Artistic Stampers: Use Distress
The Crafting Cafe: Embossing
2 Sisters: Embossing

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Fairy Challenges - Whoopsidaisy

Good morning & welcome to another challenge from 
This week we are being sponsored by
We were given some gorgeous images to work with & here is my card
I just adore this image, I think it's so lovely & delicate so I wanted a card to reflect that. I used pale pink as my base & I used my cameo to cut the background & fold & tuck strip. I then made a little paper bow.

I cut & made some paper flowers in matching shades, along with some flourishes

The image itself has been coloured in with my promarkers, in shades of blue & pinks.
So, there you have it, I had such fun making this project & I am pleased with how it's turned out. Be sure to stop by & see what the rest of the team have come up with

I would like to enter the following challenges:

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Friday, 14 February 2014

Creative Fingers Challenges - Dilly Beans

Good morning all & Happy Valentine's Day, I hope you all have a great day & weekend. It's time for another challenge from 
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
& this week we have been sponsored by the lovely
Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
& there is, of course, a prize for the lucky winner.
Our theme this week is
"More Than One Layer"
& so, onto my make
I got to play with the gorgeous Heart Fairy Framed, & you can find her here
I firstly coloured my image & then spent AGES looking for the papers I wanted, I have tons & tons of digi papers, so looking can sometimes take a wee while lol. When I had finally picked I inked up some mats to layer them onto, I went with shades of red, green & yellow. 

The image itself was coloured with promarkers. 

I then cut some flowers 

& a pop up butterfly before putting the card together 
I hope you like it but to be honest, it's one of those cards I am a bit unsure of. I don't know why, but sure we all have those kinda moments :)

Do pop by & see what the rest of the girls have come up with & I do hope you'l join us.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe: Hearts
Mod Squad Challenge: Flowers
Papertake Weekly: Hearts
Passion for Promarkers: Hearts
Creafting from the heart: Red
Dilly Beans: Hearts & Love

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New toys :)

Hey everyone, another post from me today, this time I want to share a project with you that I made using my new toys, my Cameo & Meltpot. Is it possible to be in love with a machine???? If so, I am lol

After trying a few cuts & flowers I knew I wanted to do a little wall hanging. So decided on this wooden heart & I did it for my mam for Mother's Day
I firstly painted on some gesso. Once this was dry I added my paper, cut around it & distressed the edges. I then used an Indigo Blu stamp on it. 

I cut all my embellishments (hinges, a banner, dress form, leaf flourish & the flower layers) from white card stock using cutting files. I then inked & stamped on them before dipping in my Meltpot, I had to use my heat gun too as I had some big blobs, but I'm sure I'll get used to it soon. I am determined not to let it end up in a press.

I love making flowers & the fact the UTEE makes them sturdy enough for home decor projects is great. 
I then simply sat for a while arranging them until I was happy with the layout. 

Thanks so much for stopping by & I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft for the Craic: Heart
Papertake Weekly: With a heart
All Crafts Challenge: Anything but a card
Sparkle & Sprinkle: Use embossing powder

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Just Inspirational Challenges

Good morning beautiful people, I hope you are all having a good week so far xx
Welcome to another challenge from 
Just Inspirational Challenges
This week it's the turn of 
Team A
& our theme is 
& our fabby sponsor is
I adore Emma's images & you can find them Here
The winner of our challenge gets some fab digis. 
So, here is my make
I became the ultra proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo this week so I off course had to use it for this card. I cut my floral backing & mounted it onto my black card base. I cut some extra flowers, flourishes & a 3d paper bow (I so love these bows)

Another angle for ya :)

My image was coloured in with my promarkers & matted onto grey card stock. I added the bow, a rolled rose & some flourishes & assembled the card. I left it without a sentiment for now, as I don't know who it will be for.
The colours I used for the digi were:
Hair & boots - black, cool greys 5, 4 & 2
Top: burgundy, cardinal red & antique pink
Jeans: cool grey 2, cornflower, denim blue & pastel blue. 
The bags were coloured in with gel pens. 

I do hope you like it & thanks so much for stopping by.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart: Use red
Come & get it challenges: Make it girly
Simply Create Too: Mother's Day/ For a female
Love to create: Red &/or pink

Hugs xoxoxo
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