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Saturday, 4 March 2017

Fairy and Unicorn Challenge

Hello again, this morning I have the privilege of posting for a new challenge The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge Blog.   This time we would love to see your mythical creature makes so all those fairies, mermaids, witches, wizards, unicorns (this is just to give you an idea of what to use) you have hiding in your stash dust them off and show us them all. 

I choose to use some flower fairy foiled decoupage I have had in my stash for a long time. I think she came from Create and Craft. I used a shaped Kanban card blank I have had forever, embossed a free folder from a magazine onto the blank. 
If you look closely this folder was actually for Christmas but I felt the snowflakes in the corners were generic enough to be considered flowers as well. 


 I used some distress ink to highlight the embossing, some paper and ribbon that came with the flower fairy kit to cover the base of the card. Like many of you I am sure I have an abundance of paper flowers in my stash so I decided to use some of them to decorate the bottom of the easel and use a large paper rose for the stopper.

I don't often make tags but as I was clearing up , yes it does happen sometimes I realised I had missed a layer of the decoupage, ooops, rather than throw it away I decided to use some of the paper scraps t create a tag. A little ribbon and all done.

Please visit the blog to see the fabulous makes by the other design team ladies and we would love to see your creations.

Thank you for popping by and if you have time to leave a comment it would be greatly appreciated.

I am entering the card into the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart ATG
TTCRD ATG
Crafty Sentiments Designs ATG
Tuesday ThrowDown Things with wings
Crafting by Designs ATG
A Bit More Time To Craft ATG
Cute Card Thursday ATG
Crafting with Friends ATG
Crafty Catz ATG
Classic Design Team ATG
A Perfect Time To Craft ATG
Cards Galore Encore Challenge A little bit of fantasy 
Creative Sketchy Girls ATG

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

First post for Crafty Girls!!!

Good Morning, this is my first post for my new Design Team position at Crafty Girls, I am very excited to be joining such a lovely team of creative ladies.

This time we are sponsored by the fabulous Bug A Boo. I have used the lovely Roses Block for my card. As always our challenge is Anything Goes.

I have often looked at cards using the Spotlight technique and admired them but never really had a suitable image for the technique. I decided to try it with this image. The Spotlight technique involves colouring a small part of an image and placing it directly over the same image underneath. 

I also used some foil on the Spotlight not that you can see it very well but it is there promise.
I hope you can join us this time as we are a monthly challenge and Mothers Day isn't far away!!

If you have the time to leave a comment it would be most appreciated.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart   ATG
Aurora Wings ATG
Shopping our Stash Colour Palette 
Crafty Sentiments Designs ATG
Tuesday Throwdown Things with Wings
Digi Choosday ATG
TTCRD ATG
The Paper Shelter Animal Magic 
A bit more time to Craft ATG 
Digi Stamps 4 Joy ATG 
Crafting by Designs ATG
Cute Card Thursday Florals 
Crafty Catz ATG
Polkadoodles ATG
Crafting with Friends ATG
Open Minded Crafting Fun Flowering in February 
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ATG 
Crafts and Me Springtime
A Perfect Time to Craft ATG
Classic Design Team ATG


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Good Morning, I didn't get a chance to post before now as Sam and I went for a nice 6 mile walk. 

No crafting on show on my desk today as I need to do my paperwork!!! It's all in monthly piles and I just need to enter it all, so one month at a time I think. 


Thank you for all those who visited last week and left such lovely comments they really make my day. If you are wondering why I am showing you my desk you can find out all about it at Julia's Blog. 

I will visit as many as I can today and will catch up with the rest of you over the next few days. Looking forward to seeing your creative spaces.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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Hello again, apologies for missing the last two weeks the time just ran away from me and it was Friday before I realised. No desk to show you this week as it's covered with projects I can't share just yet so I decided to show you our new four legged friend Sam.


Sam is from the Dogs Trust and we collected him last Tuesday. He is about a year old and is a Patterdale with a Rhodesian ridgeback, thankfully he has terrier legs so isn't quiet as big as you might think.

I will visit as many as I can this week and look forward to seeing your creative spaces. If you are wondering what this is all about please visit the lovely Julia's blog where all is explained.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Some exciting news....

Hello again, I know I missed my Wednesday post how fast is the week going!!! Anyway I have some very exciting news today I am delighted to join the Design Team at Create and Inspire yay :D

This is a monthly blog where the design team showcase their stunning creations and hope to see you join them in showing your beautiful makes. 

This month we are sponsored by the fabulous OddBall Art and our theme which considering it's February couldn't be anything else is to use hearts. 


I have used Dancing Girl for my make this time. She is coloured using my Spectrum Noir and Promarkers. I used the Modern Lace digikit from my Craft Artist and a gold coloured blank from Anna Marie Designs, I do love their cards and envelopes.

I will be entering the card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart ATG
TTCRD ATG
Passion for Promarkers Use Hearts 
Crafty Sentiments ATG
Tuesday Throwdown Use Hearts 
Crafting with Friends ATG 
Craft Catz ATG
Crafts Galore ATG 

Thank you for stopping by and if you have time to leave a comment it would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

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Hello again another Wednesday has arrived which is a little scary!! 

Thank you all so much for the kind comments about our beautiful dog. We had to take the sad decision to send him to sleep on Friday. It was very hard but the right thing to do for him. Gone but never forgotten. 

On a different note I have a desk to sow you this week. If you are new to all this and wondering why I am sharing my desk please go to Julia's blog where all is explained, it's always interesting and fun to see what other crafters are up to. 

So on my desk I have a card which needs to be posted made with Kanban and HunkyDory goodies.
My Spectrum Noir pencils and stumps, there is some solution for the stumps but it's not visible on this picture. I am practising using a freebie from the fabulous Sheepski Designs.

The packet is a combo of an embossing folder and stamp set I picked up in The Range while out with my friend. Had a play with it last night and will be good for very quick easy cards that are cheap to post!!

The lady birds are part of a project I am working on but can't share just yet.

I had intended to post the creations below previously but things kind of happened so sharing them now.

I made this zig zag  card for a neighbours birthday card. I made the flowers with some scrap paper and my punches. I used some gems in the middle for some sparkle and to finish them off.


When the card is made with lots of flowers like this it doesn't fit in in an envelope so I used some left over flowers to decorate a plain paper gift bag. I used some new ribbon to finish it off. 
This is the same bag laid down so you can see it a little closer. 

I coloured this using my Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens, this is my second colouring for a while but I can't share the first one with you yet!! I used a heart punch for the edge, a little piece of white ribbon which I coloured, I love being able to do this and added some flowers at the bottom.

 My Mum asked for a bracelet that showed friendship so I made this using some Lapis Lazuli beads, spacer beads and blue satin cord.

I am entering these creations in the following challenges:

DigiStamps 4 Joy ATG
I love Promarkers ATG
Crafting from the Heart ATG
Whoopsi Daisy Something New 
Cardz for Guys Something with a C
Crafty Sentiments Lace/Ribbon
TTCRD ATG
Fab n Funky Use ribbon
Cute Card Thursday Something Fun
Crafty Catz ATG
Art by Miran ATG
Pink Gem Challenges Hearts or flowers
Crafts and Me New Stash
Crafting by Design ATG
Crafts Galore ATG

Thank you for stopping by, if you have the time to leave a comment it would be most appreciated. 


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Hi everyone it was so nice to desk hop and thank you for all the lovely comments.


No desk to show you today as my beautiful dog is very ill and won't make the weekend so we are spending our time with him. Will visit as many as I can this week. 

If you are wondering what this is all about please visit Julia's blog and all is explained there.