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Monday, 30 June 2014

Kittens, A Big Thank You & Anything Goes at The Outlawz

Happy Monday

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to Christine Emberson the owner of 

You all probably know Christine as a member of the Spellbinders Design Team, and between you and me she is one of my crafty idols in the paper craft world. What you may not know is I am a volunteer for a local rescue charity called Cats in Crisis and yesterday Christine and her lovely son Elliot came to visit, you can read all about it on her blog. So I owe Christine two huge thank you's, firstly for giving two gorgeous kittens a furever home and secondly for this gorgeous gift she gave me


About a year ago I did a workshop with Christine, and learned so many tricks with my Spellbinders dies. The other thing I took away with me is the little glue pot in the picture. Christine sells the empty pots, and you fill them with your favourite glue, mine is filled with clear Cosmic Shimmer. The pot has a needle point tip and is perfect for all those delicate die cuts etc. These are available on Christine's website HERE. I can honestly say it was one of the best purchases I made last year! 
Now for the thank you, Christine has a very clever Dad, he is an amazing wood turner and he has been making the little stands to keep the glue up-side down, as that is the best way to store it (the glue pot comes with a special non-rust pin to close it). Well my lovely surprise from Christine yesterday was not only the little stand, but the beautiful turned pokey tool in it's own stand. The glue pot holders are available HERE, and the pokey tool combo will be available very soon. I am thrilled and privileged to be one of (if not) the first person to have these on my desk.
Thank you Christine for being such a wonderful lady and Elliot for choosing two little rescue kittens to give a wonderful home to.

Ok now for the crafty bit!

Today the new challenge at the Outlawz Greetings Card challenge is Anything Goes

Our lovely Sponsor for this challenge is

My card uses the image - Tiffany as retro nightclub singer


I coloured the image with Copic markers, the flower is made with a combination of the new Spellbinders Celebrations - Rosette Blooms and Bitty Blossom.

Supplies List:
Crafters Companion 8x8 Music Embossing Folder
Memory Box - Virtuoso Music & Musical Motifs
Spellbinders - Petite Ovals Large, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large & Labels & Tags

I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge!




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Sunday, 29 June 2014

613 Avenue Create Challenge 78

Happy Sunday

The new challenge at 613 this week is Anything Goes, with no twist.
Our sponsors this week are:


My card uses the the Limited Runs image - Happy Flowers

Supplies List:
Sheena Douglas - Sunflower embossing folder
Spellbinders A2 Card Creator - Curved Matting Basics B & Fancy Lattice
Spellbinders - Labels & Tags
Spellbinders Create a Flower - Sunflower


I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge!





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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Crafters Cafe Challenge 96

Happy Thursday (again)

This week at The Crafters Cafe the new challenge is Polkadots & Ribbon

Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is 

My card uses the image Marker Cynthia


I have coloured the image with Copic markers and cut it out with Spellbinders Labels Nine.
The DP is from the DoCraft Capsules Collection, the flowers are made with an EK Success punch, and the leaves are Spellbinders Di-Delights - Sprigs. The corner detail is made with a MS corner Punch.

I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge


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DS4Joy Challenge 95

Happy Thursday



This week the new challenge is up at the DS4Joy Blog, the theme of Challenge 95 is "A Shaped Card"(anything but a square or rectangle). My lovely friend and team mate Margaret is hosting this challenge

My card uses the image Happy Birthday


I have kept it simple, as the image says it all!

After colouring the image with Copic markers I cut the card base with Spellbinders Grand Labels Eleven, and the layer and image with Labels Eleven

I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge




Monday, 23 June 2014

New Release, Masculine and Oh What Fun!

Happy Monday



Today I have a card for the New Release over at DS4Joy. The Design Team have created some wonderful inspiration for you on the DS4Joy Blog

My card uses the image Selena


I have used Spellbinders:
M-Bossabilities - Tweets & Twigs
Romantic Rectangles Two

Today Over at the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge the theme is Masculine. 
Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is

The image I have used is called - Golfing Jimmy


Supplies List:
Spellbinders:
 M-Bossabilities - Graduated Dots
Petite Ovals Large & Small
Di-Delights - Petite Labels One
Memory Box - Mini Golf Carts
Sentiment Gina K Designs - Golfing Diva

Now for the fun bit of the post, yesterday I had a wonderful day at the Artistic Stamper creating the following project with the lovely Christine Emberson from the Spellbinders Design Team. For those of you who may not know Christine is the owner of Hope & Chances. We had an amazing day and the wonderful Jenny provided an amazing lunch, thank you so much Jenny for your hospitality, and Christine for the wonderful instruction and all the laughter.

So here is what I made!


The flowers are all made with the new Spellbinders dies and although detailed in their construction, I really feel they are worth the effort.



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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Thursday

Sorry I have been away for the last couple of weeks, but life has a nasty habit of throwing curve balls when you least expect them!

The latest challenge at Creative moments is Anything Goes, with an optional twist of For the boys.

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge 

My card uses the image Gus Birthday


Supplies List:
Crafters Companion - 8x8 Vintage Embossing Folder
Spellbinders:
Mega Rectangles
Mega Deckled Rectangles
Classic Ovals 
Deckled Ovals
Up Up and Away

I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge



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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Monochromatic

Happy Wednesday

Today the new challenge at Creative Moments is Anything goes with an optional twist of Monochromatic. 
Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is 

My card uses an image from the Keep Calm Set


Supplies List:
Crafters Companion 8x8 embossing folder - Regency Swirls
Spellbinders 5x7 Card Creator - Elegant Labels 4

I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge


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Wait a Minute Mr Postman

Happy Monday

The Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge this week is to use an embossed sentiment on your creation. Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

My card uses the image Crafty Girl 2


Supplies List:
Crafters Companion 8x8 embossing folder - Button Box
Spellbinders 5x7 Modern Stationary



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Sunday, 1 June 2014

All About You

Happy Sunday

Today at 613 Avenue Create, the new challenge is All About You - Make Something For Yourself

Our lovely sponsor this week is 

My creation uses the image Cutie 3



I first saw this idea over on the Spellbinders Blog where the lovely Christine Emberson had created a gorgeous shadow box. I wanted mine to be slightly bigger and so I used Grand Dies to create mine.

Supplies List:
Spellbinders:
Square Petal Top Box
Grand Squares
Grand Scalloped Squares



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DS4Joy New Release

Happy Sunday



Today over at DS4Joy there are some gorgeous new images in the shop and over at the blog the Design Team have some wonderful creations to inspire you


My card uses the image Lion


Supplies List:
Sheena Douglas A4 embossing folder - Jungle Leaves
Spellbinders:
Di-Delights - Corner Accents One
Card Creator 5x7 Heirloom Legacy



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