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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Make your own background

Good Morning,
It’s Thursday and time for a new challenge over at CRAFT Challenge.
Our theme for this week is ‘Make Your Own Background’
Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs and I have used this beautiful vintage stamp called ‘Rose’



I made my background by decopaging some torn dictionary paper which I distressed with my vintage photo ink onto a piece of card.
I then used gesso to soften the edges.
Next I used bundled sage distress ink and a script stamp to stamp over the plain areas of card.
I then used a mica mask and home made texture paste to create the textured brick effect. Once it was dry I gave the paste a coat of Gesso and then painted the bricks lightly with bundled sage ink.
The flowers were made using a Maryanne die and another inked page from the dictionary.
The lace is from my stash and the swirls were Maryanne dies.
‘Rose’ is coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…..

Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E  April Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #123 Use DIe-Cuts/Punches (Week 1 of 2
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #65 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #79 Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E, C10 - (Week 1) Girlie

Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes

Sunday, 27 March 2016

One Person to Annoy

Good morning,
                       It’s Sunday and time for another challenge over at
We're Straight Anything Goes 
One of our fabulous sponsors is Bugaboo Stamps
And as my project is anything goes using the twist I chose





I’ve made this card for my darling husband Ian for our wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from the Nitwit Collection Gentlemenfolk
The embellishments and sentiments are also from the collection.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges….
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Any Shape
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E  3 or More Layers
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 2) Layer it up
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (March) Always Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) anything goes 
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  2W E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) 
(w1) anything goes with something colored - always  
Crafting-With-Friends - 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 2W, E3 - No. 26 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - No.79 -  (W1 of 2) -  Masculine
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #11 Anything Goes (W2 of 2)  

Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Add Some Bling

Good morning,
                        Today I am thrilled to announce that I have rejoined the fantastic Design Team over at CRAFT Challenge. It feels so good to be back home - CRAFT was the first DT I  joined way back when I first began making cards.

Our challenge today is a really fun one – ‘Add some Bling’

We have several generous sponsors


For my project I used this image from A Day For Daisies called Tower of Presents.
I used an old Pringle Box as the base for my Christmas gift box project.
The papers are from ChelseaLeDesign called Vintage Chic Christmas.
The bling trim, ribbons, gems and lace are from my stash.

The image is coloured with Promarkers.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges......


Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #361 - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2W, 2E, C10, Must be Christmas - #68 Use Your Stash
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Colouring in Scrapland - M, 1st Monday, E2, No digital colouring - (March) Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (March) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - M, F - (March) Always Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (March) Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - M, E2, SIO - (March) Always Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #180 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas  cute or anything Christmas
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.105 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - W,JFF - #115 - Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 25 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes

Sunday, 20 March 2016

A Bird in the Hand

Good morning,
                       It’s Sunday and time for another challenge over at
We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is:
A Bird In The Hand - Use a Bird in your Design
One of our fabulous sponsors is Rick St Dennis MFA
And as my project is anything goes using the twist I chose


  
I chose this image to make a birthday card for our friend Clive, who is a keen gardener and who has a birthday today!
The circle side stepper card was cut out on my Silhouette machine using my own file.
The papers and embellishments are from the Finncy’s garden collection from Nitwit Collections

The picket fence was made using a Maryanne die.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges .....




Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  2W E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) (w2) anything goes with something colored - always 
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - W,JFF - #115 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 25 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - 2W - #311 Spring Fever  (Week 1 of 2)
Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W#285 -  Round and Round (Circle cards)
Colouring in Scrapland - M, 1st Monday, E2, No digital colouring - (March) Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Tea For Two

Good morning,
                       It’s Sunday and time for another challenge over at
We're Anything Goes but this weeks optional twist is 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME!  
Use A Clock or Other Time Piece 
One of our fabulous sponsors is Scrappers Delights
And as my project is anything goes using the twist I chose
Tea Sentiments - a really great set with lots of elements to it.





I used digital papers from  Chicnshabby digitals called Shabby Chic Clocks
I used the sentiment stamps from the set in different orientations to stamp onto the paper.
I used a Lori Whitlock cutting file for my Silhouette Cameo available from the Silhouette design store to create a teapot gift box which I filled with teabags and chocolate biscuits.
The image is from the set and coloured with Promarkers and Flexi markers.
The tag is also part of the set.

The ribbon and lace are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ......
Crafty Calendar -  March  - mum's day /special female
Artbymiran Challenge - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends  (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  No.104 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - #114 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - No. 25 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - #8 Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - C is for Cute - you choose anything Cute!
Card and Scrap -  #113 Shabby Chic/Vintage 
Crafter's Cafe -#144 Inspired by a Song  - Tea for Two
Just Keep On Crafting (M),- Anything Goes

The Sisters of Craft (M, ) - Always Anything Goes

Saturday, 12 March 2016

CRAFT Challenge DT Call

Good Evening,
There is a Design Team Call over at CRAFT Challenge and those wishing to apply for a position on the team have been asked to create a blog post showing some of their best work and say why  you would like to be part of the team.
The closing date for this call is 31st March.

I have chosen the following examples because they are amongst my favourites, ones I particularly enjoyed making.

       


        



               


I would love to be part of this talented team because I enjoy the diversity of the challenges they provide. The thing I love most about being part of a DT is the sharing of ideas and being able to visit the blogs of other crafters to see how they have interpreted the challenge. We all learn so much from each other all of the time.

So fingers crossed……..





Friday, 4 March 2016

Key To My Heart

Good morning,
It’s the first Friday of the month and time for a new challenge over at

As always our challenge is Anything Goes with a twist – Use Chipboard



For my project I altered a champagne bottle using Gesso, white acrylic paint, decopatch paper, mulberry and silk flowers, lace, feathers and pearl trim.
I then used frontage on a chipboard key and lock, cut a frame for the vintage picture using a spellbinder die. I embossed this with Wow embossing powder.



I would like to enter this project into the following challenges…..


Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes 

Crafty Girls Creations Always Anything Goes

Creative Knockouts #131 Flower Power

In The Pink - For A Special Lady (in pink of course) (W1 of 2)

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes

Crafting By Designs -  March Anything Goes Challenge

Decorate to Celebrate - must be party decoration - #5 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination  - #75 Always Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge -  #238 Bingo * flowers, digital image, charm (heart and lock)

Deep Ocean Challenge #123 - Lovely Lace (Week 2)

Inky Chicks , cards & altered items - #63 - Ribbon and/or Lace (week 2)

Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes

Try It On Tuesday - 2nd & 4th weeks -  Feminine and Fancy (Week 1)

Artistic Inspirations -  (Week 2) Anything Goes

A Place To Start – bottle

Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion  - Always Anything Goes