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Monday, 16 October 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This time over at The Outlawz , the theme is "Get inspired from your favorite actor/actress or singer."

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

The image I am using is called Mary Poppins


I used MFT products to create this card.

The clouds are created with distress ink and the cloud stencil, and the sentiment is done on the PC and cut out with Fishtail Flag Frames

Now why you may ask Mary Poppins?

Well firstly I just adored the image, and secondly I loved the film as a child and also watched it several times with my own children. 

In recent years I have come to love a classical musician Andre Rieu and I will let you into a little secret, one item on my bucket list is to see him in concert. 

Here is a wonderful clip at one of his concerts and the most glories voice of Mirusia and another good reason to choose this image.


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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments the theme is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist is Autumn Colours.

One of our sponsors is
Bugaboo Stamps

My card uses the image Autumn Critters 2


I used some First Edition Blank Canvas paper and a leafy tree backdrop die set.


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Monday, 18 September 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz the theme is "Fancy Fold Card"

Our lovely sponsor is 



My card uses the image Coral Life


After colouring the image with FC Pencils, I used Spellbinders Matting Basics & Fanciful Lattice to create the frame. To create the die cut scene I used the following dies:
SB - Schools In
MB - Big Splash Boarder 
MB- Exquisite Coral
CE- Fillables - Fish Bowl & Underwater Accessories 

The sentiment is from a GKD mini set 


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Friday, 15 September 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Friday

This time over at The Crafters Cafe, the theme is "Sewing real or faux"

We have 2 wonderful sponsors 




My first card uses the RSD image A Stitch in Time


I used some pattern paper from Papermania Wood collection and added real sewing along with my WRMK Sew Easy tool. The image is coloured with Copic markers and I added a little Distress ink in Vintage Photo to the edges.  The sentiment is from GKDesigns mini stamp set - Time. The embellishments are from Spellbinders - Dear Old Dad.

My next 2 cards are both images from Sheepski Designs



This time I used faux stitching in the form of GKDesigns In Stitches stamp set, and after colouring the image with Copic markers I cut it out with MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Squares. I then added a little Tumbled Glass Distress ink to the edges. The Butterflies are Tattered Lace - Beauteous Butterflies.


Again some faux stitching, this time using Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Boarders and also the sentiment Scripty Hello


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Creative Moments Challenge 126

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments the theme is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist is Grandparents 

Our wonderful sponsor is 

My card uses the image All Tied Up


I used a background stamp from my stash and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, I then used Distress inks to add the colour.

The circle frame is made with Sizzix circle dies and the sentiment is from GK Designs - Grand Tags

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments  the theme is a straight Anything Goes and we have 2 wonderful sponsors for this challenge



My first card uses the DS4Joy image - Washing Line


I used Distress Oxide ink for the background and Lawn Fawns Simple Puffy Clouds.
The image is coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut using my Scan N Cut. The Sentiment is from my stash.

My second card uses the RSD image Pikaki Sprite 2017


Again I used Distress Oxides for the background (can you tell they are my new favourite toy)
I also cut the image with the Scan N Cut, and used Spellbinders Draping Vines Frame & Memory Box Hibiscus Flower.


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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Tuesday

This time over at the Crafters Cafe the theme is "Black, White & 1 Other Colour"

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this time



My first card uses the Mari Digi image - I love Art


The image is coloured with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders Petite Ovals and mounted on to Petite Scalloped ovals, this is then mounted on to Sizzix - Layers & Flowers. I also used a Crafters Companion embossing folder called Delicate Floral and made the little flowers with an EK Success Blossom Pung and added some leaf sprigs made with an MS punch.

My second card uses the Eureka image - Baby Elephant


For this card I also colours it with Copic markers and fussy cut her out. I used a Crafters Companion embossing folder called Mandala and Spellbinders Standard Circles, Diamond Essence and Monstera Leaves.



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Monday, 14 August 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

Wow what a whirlwind of a summer we have had, between house & garden renovations, (well one thing lead to another) and not having loads of cash to call in the workmen, then it is between me and my wonderful hubby to do it all ourselves. I have also been dealing with some family illness that has kept me travelling up and down the country the last few weeks, so life has been to say the least a little on the mad side since I was last here.

Ok enough of me and on to the card, this week over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge  the theme is Back to School and our wonderful sponsor is


My card uses the image Lollipop Lady


I used Spellbinders Elipse to cut & frame the image and a Crafters Companion 5x7 Downton Abbey embossing folder for the background. The flower and leaf was from my stash and the sentiment was created by me.


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Monday, 3 July 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz, the theme is Vacation, my wonderful hubby and I are currently enjoying a staycation and pottering around in our small patch of garden. We had some repair work done to a roof recently, and to allow access to it for the workmen, we had to move an old shed. This had a knock on effect on the whole garden. After moving the shed and the repairs being done we decided to create a nice seating area. This led to more landscaping by removing an old veg plot that never did too well and turning it into a rose garden. A trip to the recycling centre today, and all things in the garden will be rosy ( excuse the pun)

Ok so on with the crafty stuff, as I mentioned the theme over at the Outlawz is Vacation, and our wonderful sponsor is 

My card uses the image - Sailboat


The DP is from my stash and is an old Docraft paper. I used some distress inks to create the scene behind the boat and added some Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Cloud Frames. After colouring the little boat with Copic markers, I fussy cut it out, and added it to the scene with foam tape. I created the port hole style frame with two Spellbinders Circle dies and used brads to decorate it. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs and is cut out with MFT's Oval Word Window Frames.



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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Thursday

This time over at the Crafters Cafe Challenge, the theme is An Easel Card, among our wonderful sponsors this time is




My first card uses the image Honey Bees from Sparkle N Sprinkle


To create the frame I used an unbranded arch die, and Cheery Lynn's Honeycomb Frame. The scene behind is from my DP stash. The embossing folder to create the texture on the card was We R Memory Keepers Gemstones. I used an unbranded pierced ovals die to cut out the pre-coloured image, and Lawn Fawn's Every Day Sentiment Banners for the sentiment.

My second card uses Decosse's Ornate Lock & Love Token papers.
The sentiment is also from Decosse




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Monday, 5 June 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz the theme is "Get Sporty" and our fabulous sponsor is


My card uses the image Faldaree Deirdre


I used Distress Oxide inks & MFT Cloud stencil for the background. The tree is a die by Avery Elle, and the grass boarder is Lawn Fawn's Meadow Boarder. The Sentiment is from Dr Digi's Funny Sentiments 2 and is cut out using MFT's Stitched Dome Stax.


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

The Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Thursday

This time over at The Crafters Cafe the theme is Transport, and I am working with the wonderful



My card uses the image Skull Cycle


I created the background oval using a piece of acetate and gluing tissue paper to the reverse, I then added some alcohol inks for the colour, and glued it to a piece of backing card. The embossing folder is Crafters Companion Snake Skin and the road is Lawn Fawn's Road Boarder. The charms are from my stash.


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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments , the theme is as always anything goes and the optional twist is Birthday. 

We have 2 wonderful sponsors, and I am working with 


My card uses the image Cheshire Cat


I used a Clarity stencil and Distress inks to create the window, then dusted with perfect pearls to give it a shimmer. I then fussy cut it out and ran it through my die cutting machine using a We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder, choosing to create a de-bossed impression. I used the same embossing folder for the background but this time using the embossing side. The image is coloured with Copic's and also fussy cut. The sentiment is from my stash and mounted and framed using MFT Rectangle Word Window & Frame dies. I used some Stickles for the embellishments.



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Monday, 22 May 2017

Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge the theme is Mother (anything to do about good ole Mum), and our wonderful sponsor is


My card uses the image Mom/Mum


I kept it simple as the image was so beautiful, and used Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics B to create the card front.  The word "Mum" was coated with VersaMark pen and sparkle embossing powder after it was coloured.


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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Creative Moments Challenge

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments  it is a straight anything goes and no twist

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this time, and I am working with 


My card uses the image Birthday Gator


I created the scene using My Favourite Things Die-Namics - Beach Scene Builder.
The sentiment is from Spellbinders - Happy Birthday Garland.



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Monday, 15 May 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge & Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge  the theme is Spring.
Our lovely sponsor is

Christina Hor Designs

Christina Hor is a new sponsor and she's given us this quick note about the purchase of
all of her digis - and what a beauty they are: 
"I'm just a freelance artist and these images are for sale as donation items where 100% of the proceeds to go benefit Heart Center patient care at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  To make a purchase, please just send me an email at: info@christinahordesigns.com, with the name of the image and I will create an electronic invoice to pay via Paypal.
These are all the the images I'm offering right now.  CLICK HERE FOR IMAGES!

My card uses the image Mademoiselle Kitty


I coloured the image with Copic markers and cit it out and layered it with Spellbinders Grand Ovals & Grand Scalloped Ocals. The flowers are also made with a Spellbinders Die - Cherry Blossom. The Ivy is by Creative Expressions - Trailing Ivy die, and the sentiment is Spellbinders Boarder Sentiments.

Also today we have The Crafters Cafe Challenge and the theme this time is Birthday

We have 3 wonderful sponsors and I am working with 




My first card uses the Bugaboo image Stella Aged to Perfection


I again used Copic's to colour the image and Spellbinders Long Rectangles & Long Scalloped Rectangles to cut and frame it. The shaker balloon is made using MFT - Blueprints 26 and the banner is Lala Land Heart Banner. The sentiment is cut out using Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles.

Last but by no means least is Abbey & Walter Birthday Wishes by Sparkle N Sprinkle


I cut & framed the image using Memory Box Debutante & Vaudeville Frames and for the sentiment I used Lawn Fawn's Every Day Sentiment Banners.




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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Tuesday

This time over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge the theme is Easter Celebration and our wonderful sponsor is 

My card uses the image Bunny Boy Easter Parade


The background is made with a little stamp from my stash, and after fussy cutting the image I mounted it on Spellbinders Nested Egg, that had also been embossed with a Cuttlebug Polkadot embossing folder. The sentiment is by Crafters Companion.



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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Creative Moments Challenge 115

Happy Wednesday

This time over at Creative Moments the theme as always is Anything Goes and the optional twist is Easter, this is my favourite holiday, yes even more than Christmas. I love the promise of the warm days and light evenings, and a whole summer to look forward to.

We have 2 wonderful sponsors for this challenge and I am working with 

I am using the image Cadbury

I coloured him in and fussy cut him, then attached him to a basket made with MFT's Trapezoid Frame & Flower Basket dies. The sentiment is by LaLa Land, and is cut out with Memory Box - Primo Labels

Monday, 3 April 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge the theme is Spring Colours.

Our wonderful sponsor is 

I am using papers from the Simply Spring set and the sentiment Beautiful Spring


I used a MS punch to make the flowers and created the tag with Sunny studio Designs Crescent Tag Toppers & Fishtail Banners 2



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