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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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Sunday, 2 April 2017

613 Avenue Create Just for Fun challenge

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, this time over at 613 Avenue Create, the theme is Any Spring Goes

My card uses an image I sadly can not reference as it was given to me by a lovely gentleman who's wife sadly passed away, along with many other rubber stamps all in wonderful folders, but sadly no indication of who made them, but I feel they still deserve an outing from time to time.


I used MFT Peekaboo Polkadots for the background and some stitched ovals to frame the beautiful Daffodils. The sentiment is from Little Darlings - Spring Sentiments.



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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Saturday

This time over at The Crafters Cafe  and as it is April Fools Day, the theme is Make us Laugh

One of our lovely sponsors is

I am using the image Diet Queen Diva


I coloured her with Copic markers and then made a mask to be able to add the brick stencilling, I used Tim Holtz Distress in Stormy Sky and a Clarity brush. The bottom portion of the card is also Stormy Sky, but this time apples with a farm tool. The sentiment is from Art Impressions Girlfriends - Out to Lunch.



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Monday, 27 March 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes.

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is


We are all using the image Head Shots - Hat & Beads


I have used pierced rectangles to cut & layer the image, and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant - Just a Note.

I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Creative Moments Challenge 114 & FREEBIE ALLERT

Happy Wednesday

Sorry for my absence in the last 2 weeks, I have been suffering with the dreaded flu bug, how awful flu is, totally wipes you out, and to top it off Hubby has been home sick with it also, what a sorry pair we have been. Well fingers crossed we are both on the mend and service will return to normal :-)

So without further ado and on a much happier note!

The theme is as always Anything Goes, and the optional twist is Spring Colours

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are 



Freebie Allert
ToryTale is offering a Freebie so please pop over to the Challenge Post to check this out 

My card uses the Dr Digi image - Door Mouse


As I know my Mum does not read my blog I can tell you this is also her Mothers Day Card as this coming Sunday is Mothers Day in the UK. My Mum drinks an awful lot of tea, as does my Dad, the first thing after "hello" when you walk through the door is "I'll pop the kettle on" and boy can my Dad make a great cuppa, still using loose tea and a tea pot :-)

So for the card I coloured the image with Copic markers and cut it out with the Scan N Cut. The DP is Dovecraft - Blooming Lovely, and the little scalloped frame is a First Edition die. The sentiment is from my stash and is cut out with Lawn Fawn's Everyday Sentiment Banners. The little flowers are made with a Hobby Craft punch and leaves are made with a MS punch.



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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Creative Moments Challenge 113

Happy Wednesday

This time the theme over at Creative Moments is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist is Winter Blues, in other words have some blue on your creation.

We are also having a Design Team Call
So pop over to the challenge and check it out!


We have 2 fabulous sponsors for this challenge



I have 3 cards for you today, the first is an image called 
Buzz and is from Mari Digis


I coloured the image with Copic markers and created the scene using Lawn Fawns Simple Puffy Cloud Frame, Little Picket Fence Boarder, Stitched Hillside Boarders & Road Boarders. The sentiment is by Concord & 9th from the set You Crazy Cat, the bottom part of the sentiment would normally say "Cat Ladies Unite", I used a bit of post it tape to mask the word Cat before inking, and then removed it to stamp.

My second and third card are both form My Stitch Back in Twine

This image is called Betty 


I again coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out using Spellbinders Grand Circles, I then used  an old Dee's Distinctively Die called Philodendron. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Scripty Hello

Last but by no means least is Amy


Again coloured with Copics and all cut out with MFT's Blueprints 26, the "Birthday" is from a Concord & 9th set called Happy Words



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Monday, 6 March 2017

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge, the theme is Spring or Easter

Our wonderful sponsor is 

My card uses the image Lamb in Egg


I used Spellbinders Grand & Classic Circles to frame the image and sentiment. The flowers & leaves were made using a combination of MS, EK Success & McGill punches. The sentiment is from my stash.




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Sunday, 5 March 2017

613 Avenue Create Just for Fun Challenge

Happy Sunday

This month over at 613 Avenue Create, the theme is "The Rubber Room" (sounds a bit naughty to my mind) 

So the rubber room means no digital image, there not so bad after all :-)

I have used Newtons Nook - Newtons Book Club for my card


I used SU punches for the boarders & sentiment and a Dovecraft punch to matt newton, who was cut out with my Scan N Cut.


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