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Sunday, 30 June 2013

New Release Sunday

Happy Sunday

Today we have some wonderful new images in the DS4J shop, and some amazing inspiration from the Design Team HERE

My card today uses the lovely new image "Bamboo" by Jen Lee


I have used a new purchase from Crafters Companion - A4 Embossing Folder - Falling Leaves for the background. The image is coloured with Copic markers and mounted on to Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. I loved the image and felt it was statement enough for the card, so kept it simple.



Have a wonderful Sunday, thanks for stopping by 


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Time for some Introductions, a Hop and Prizes


Welcome to The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog's DT Introduction Blog Hop!  
If you have arrived from Carol's blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the TCCCB Blog.
Stop and leave some love on each blog along the way then leave a comment on our main challenge blog hop post to win one of two FABULOUS PRIZES!

Our lovely sponsors are:





I am returning for another term with this wonderful team, and am overjoyed to be working with so many talented people. I thought is would be fun to re-visit some of my previous creations while being on this fab team.
For those of you who do not know me, I am a teacher of Sugarcraft and Art and Design for Kent Adult Education. I an a regular in the local Hobbycraft demonstrating all manner of paper craft products and techniques. 

So on with the show!


These were the first two card I made back in February and oh my how time has flown! 






In March it was time to celebrate St Patricks Day




In April it was an ATC and a Fat Page, both way out of my comfort zone I must confess, but that is the beauty of being on a DT, it makes you think out of the box and stretch your creativity.



I have had the privilege of working with so many amazing designers in the past on this team, and wish those who chose to move on a wonderful and crafty future. 

The new members of the team are such a talented bunch and I hope you wish them all well by leaving them some love along the way (and don't forget the chance at some lovely prizes). It is now time to hop along to the uber talented Ems blog


Thank you so much for stopping by






Thursday, 27 June 2013

Good Things Come in Three's

Happy Thursday

Today I have a trio of projects to share with you:

Firstly over at Creative Moments the new challenge is "Flowers", my card uses the image from our lovely sponsor 


The images I have used is Emo Flower Full Day Word & Emo Flower Full Day


I have used a Spellbinders A4 Embossing folder for the background and made the flowers with various flower dies in my collection, I have coloured the image with Copic markers

Also this week we have a new challenge at DS4J and the lovely Desire is hosting for us, the theme is "Paper Folding"


I have used the image Dress on Hanger and paper pieced it with some DP from my stash, the paper folded flower is a reversal of a tutorial by Desire herself and you can see these on her blog HERE. I have also used a Spellbinders Cut Fold and Tuck die.


Last but certainly not least it is week 4 of the challenge over at Crafters Cafe, my image is from Fred She Said  and is called Emma in her Cool Cap .This is the card I sent to my Dad for Fathers Day.


I have used a large Embossing folder to create the background and coloured the image with Copic markers. The letters are cut from a Tattered Lace die called Carnival, and the hearts are from various punches.


I look forward to seeing your creations in some of the challenges

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Summer Vacation

Happy Tuesday

This week at the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge the theme is "Summer Vacation" 

Our lovely sponsors are

I have used the image Knobby Knees - girl vacation


I have also used Life's a Beach stamp set from Gina K Designs to create the background, embellishment and sentiment. The die cuts are all Spellbinders and the image is coloured with Copic markers.

I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge



Thank you for stopping by


Sunday, 23 June 2013

New Release Sunday

Happy Sunday

There is some wonderful new releases over at DS4J Shop and some fantastic inspiration from the Design Team HERE

My card uses the combined images of Cosmos and the new release Dragonfly


I have coloured the images with Copic markers and then masked and inked the background with Memento Summer Sky. The dies are Spellbinders Grand Circles & Grand Decorative Circles One. The little flower is made with Sizzix Susan's Garden Mini Daisy, the little green leaves are MS branch punch.



Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 16 June 2013

New Release Sunday

Happy Sunday

Today over at the DS4J Shop there are some fab new releases, my card 
 uses the image "Misteri - solitude"


The image is coloured with Copic markers, and cut out by hand, I have then mounted it onto 5X7 Elegant Labels Four by Spellbinders, the sentiment is from Gina K Darling Diva's Collection.

There is some amazing inspiration from the Design Team HERE


Thank you for stopping by


Thursday, 13 June 2013

Weather or Not!

Happy Thursday

It is time for another challenge at Creative Moments and the theme this time is "Weather/Anything Goes"

The Design Team have some gorgeous creations for your inspiration HERE

Our lovely Sponsors for this challenge are 


I have used the image "Rainy Day Duck"


I have coloured the image with Copic markers and cut out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and embossed with M-Bossabilites Whimsical Flora. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Shine On Mini Stamp Set



Thank you for stopping by


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Lets Hear it for the Boys

Happy Wednesday

Today I have two cards both with a masculine theme, firstly at Digi Stamps 4 Joy we have a new challenge:

FOR THE MEN IN OUR LIVES
  Celebrate / thank / show off / see the funny side - of the boys or men we are connected to!
Challenge #69 runs from 12 - 25 June 2013

My card uses the image "The 'catch' - fisherman"


I have coloured with Copic markers and cut out using Spellbinders Creative Book Pages, the sentiment is from Gina K -The Good life . I have used Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and Nested Fish.

Over at The Crafters Cafe it is week two of our challenge, This month our theme is:
 Father's or For a Male.

The image is "Train Cupcake" by Limited Runs


I have used Spellbinders M-Bossabilites Numbers and Letters for the background and cut the image out by hand.

Do pop over to both challenges and look at all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team's.
I look forward to seeing your entries



Enjoy the rest of your week, and thanks for stopping by


Monday, 10 June 2013

Time to Celebrate The Stars and Stripes

Happy Monday

Today the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge is "Stars and/or stripes", so time to get your thinking cap on!

The design team have produced some beautiful inspiration HERE

This weeks Sponsors are 




The dies are Spellbinders Grand Labels Four & Mega Deckled Rectangles, the stars are cut with a paper punch

I look forward to seeing your creations



Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 7 June 2013

Freebie Friday

Happy Friday

Today over at the DS4J Shop you can claim your lovely free image , there are also some free templates in the Freebie section so it is time to go shopping and leave your purse at home :-)

Here is my card using the lovely free image called Cherry Bonsai


I have coloured with Copic markers, and used Spellbinders Grand Labels One and Grand Decorative Labels One.




Thank you for stopping by


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Outlawz Challenge

Happy Tuesday

This week the Greetings Card Challenge at the Outlawz is on the theme of Weddings and/or Anniversaries using Gold or Silver in your design.

My Card uses the image Wedding Cake by QKR


The die cuts are Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four, and the image is coloured with Copic markers.



Thank you for stopping by


Sunday, 2 June 2013

Misteri in Japan

Happy Sunday

There are some wonderful new images over at DS4J today and you can see them HERE.
My card today uses Misteri in Japan by Jen Lee


I have coloured the image with Copic markers. The die cut boarder is Spellbinders Asian Motifs and the flowers are Lala Land Lotus Blossom and Tonic Punches, the leaves are by Memory Box.

You can see some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team HERE


Thank you for stopping by