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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Quilt

Hello!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 
{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #185 runs until 13th March.


Here is the inspiration photo:




We are kindly sponsored by Pattie's Creations.




Here is my project:

    


It's a simple card. I made the background from embossed textured card and matted it on to black card. The stamp is called Quilt with Hearts and it was coloured with markers, fussy cut and attached on foam pads for some dimension. The sentiment is computer generated and cut with a Cheery Lynn banner die, and also attached on foam pads. 

I couldn't decide whether or not to use the Antique Sewing Machine stamp, so decided to show you both cards: 



That's all from me today.  hope you'll pop over to 
to check out the gorgeous designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to take part in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today. 
xoxo


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Gecko Galz: All About Love

Hello!

Today I'm sharing more of my projects for Gecko Galz

You still have a little time left to enter February customer challenge - the theme is 'Vintage Valentines'.    
      

Here are the cards I made:



  The focal image is from the A Rose Is A Rose digital collage set. The corners were rounded and it's edges inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. It was matted on to  Star Crossed paper. Gold mirror card was embossed and matted onto black card as the background.
Ivory lace was adhered along the bottom edge of the roses image and a label with a pink, organza- style ribbon was attached. I heat embossed a mdf heart with gold powder and finished the card with three ivory pearls.

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The next card was made with a Gecko Galz digital stamp:



I printed one of the stamps from the Tattoo Love digital stamp set and coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers. I matted it onto embossed red mirror card which was then matted onto black card and attached to the card base.


  A Rose Is A Rose                 Star Crossed Paper Pack               Tattoo Love Digital Stamps
      

I hope you'll join our 'Vintage Valentine' challenge. The winner gets a whopping $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.

The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product (this can be one of the freebies, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, or of course you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month.

Please hop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a Private Facebook Group where there are 5 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Thanks x

Thursday, 23 February 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Balloon Girl

Hello!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie.
I hope you'll join us.
You can enter your projects until the 8th March.


 Here is the inspiration photo:



This time we are sponsored by the wonderful 

Lemon Shortbread and Digital Delights.

  

Here is my card using Lemon Shortbread's Balloon Girl:



I decided to make a shaped card using a die set. The image is coloured with markers. She's popped on foam pads onto a background of patterned papers to represent the sky and ground. Her balloon is attached by a piece of twin and the sentiment was computer generated and die cut and surrounded with flowers. 

That's all from me for today. Now it's over to you...

Please pop over to the 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie
challenge blog to check out the lovely designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to share your projects in the challenge! 

You could win digi stamps or become one of our 'Top Cookies'!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
xoxo



I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Thanks x

Monday, 20 February 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Goldilocks


Hello!

Today I'm sharing a card I made with a new release from Vera Lane Studio

Goldilocks has arrived! 
And she is fabulous - she comes with a cottage, some trees and a sentiment.


I teamed Goldie with The Three Bears:

 All images were coloured with markers and pencils. The trees and the bear png files were arranged before they were printed. They were fussy cut and arranged on the background which is a gelli plate print. Goldie and the large tree are popped on foam pads to add some dimension. Glossy Accents were added to the bears noses and to Goldie's eyes. White gel pen dots form a border.

      

 Goldielocks                                    The Three Bears

  
I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!


Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Simply Papercrafts For All Occasions #43 AG 23/02
Angies Digital Stamps #6 AG 24/02
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Include an Animal 24/02
Crafting With An Attitude #24 AG 26/02
Craft Rocket Challenges #33 AG 27/02
Crafty Creations Challenges #335 AG 28/02
The Crafty Addicts #33 AG 28/02
Corrosive Challenges AG 05/03


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

To leave a comment, please click on the G+1 button below.
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Thanks x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Little Bear

Hello!


Today is the start of a new challenge at 
{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #184 is sponsored by the wonderful Beccy's Place.
You have until 28th February to enter.


And this is the inspiration photo:



How will this inspire you?

I made a card using the free images available at Beccy's Place Blog
I used the Little Blue BearBalloon Bunny, and the For You sentiment.



I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut around him leaving a thin white border. He was popped up on foam pads onto an embossed background, for texture, which had its edges inked with Memento Blue Danube. The balloon came from the Balloon Bunny image. I tied a piece of twine around the balloon and adhered it behind the bear's paw. The sentiment was also adhered on foam pad. The image was then matted onto bright blue textured card and then onto dark blue card and finally onto the card base.

That's all from me today.  hope you'll pop over to 
to check out the gorgeous designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to take part in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today. 
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack #175 AG 17/02
Crafting From The Heart #146 AG 19/02
Cardz4Guyz #157 No Patterned Paper 20/02
Creative Inspirations  #268 AG 21/02
Angies Digital Stamps #5 AG 22/02
Crafty Cardmakers #182 Add texture 26/02
Sweet Stampers Challenge #4 Add A Sentiment 08/03



I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Thanks x

Monday, 13 February 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Love

Hello!

It's February and time to share our love. 
So today I have a love themed card for my DT spot at Vera Lane Studio.



I'm proud to say that I won a Spotlight post at Deep Ocean Challenges and Top 3 at Crafty Calendar and Cardz 4 Galz.
   

I used digital stamps from a set called February, which is part of the Birthday Collection. I coloured the images with Spectrum Noir markers and pencils. My little gal's eyes and heart string has Glossy Accents, as well as the dog's eyes and heart charm. Glitter was applied to the gal's eyes and hair and to the dog's collar. The images were fussy cut leaving a thin white border, then matted on to black card which also was fussy cut. The black background makes the images stand out from the busy mixed media background. The images are popped on foam pads.

The background started as a gelli plate print. Printed tissue paper was adhered with decoupage glue.  White acrylic paint was randomly stamped with bubble wrap and torn washi tape was applied. The hearts are from a set called Vera's Borders. They are coloured and have Glossy Accents for shine and texture. They are popped on foam pads for dimension. The sentiment was computer generated and the word 'LOVE' was a free gift from Janet at Vera Lane Studio to all those who took part in the 'All Creatures Great and Small' ATC swap last month. A dangle wire of beads and sequins finishes off my card.


 February                               Vera's Borders
           

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
We have a Love themed ATC swap taking place at the moment, hosted by Teresa. We'd love you to join in! 
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE. I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!
Thanks for taking time to stop by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cardz4Galz #40 Love Is In The Air 14/02 Top 3

Challenge Up Your Life #59 Hearts 15/02
Allsorts Challenge #402 Hearts and/or Flowers 17/02
Just Us Girls Challenge #380 Hearts 17/02
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #51 AG 18/02
Dragonfly Journeys #85 Love Is I The Air 19/02
Deep Ocean Challenge #148 Hearts 20/02 Spotlighted

Aloha Friday Challenges #88 Colour Challenge 24/02

Dis Digi Designs Include An Animal 25/02
Crafty Calendar Challenge Love Is In The Air 28/02 Top 3



I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Thanks x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

ATC: Miss Piggy's Love

Hello!

It's February and the time to show our love for one another.
I'm always overwhelmed at how kind and supportive the blogging community is, so here is a Valentine ATC I made for everyone who reads my post!


Look at Miss Piggy - isn't she gorgeous?  She comes in a set from Vera Lane Studio called Bacon Bits. I've coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut.  The sentiment comes with the digi set.  She has a gelli printed background and a frame from another VLS set called Fun Frames.  Miss Piggy is popped on foam pads.  The hearts on both the frame and Miss Piggy have Glossy Accents to make them shine; and her eyes and crown have some iridescent glitter to make them sparkle.

    

Happy Valentine's Day!
and 
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #243 All You Need Is Love 14/02
Challenge Up Your Life #59 Hearts 16/02
CAGI Challenge Love Is In The Air 17/02
Glitter N' Sparkle #226 Love Is In The Air 19/02
Dis Digi Designs Include An Animal 25/02
Crafty Calendar Challenge Love Is In The Air 01/03



I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

To leave a comment, please click on the G+1 button below.
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Thanks x

Thursday, 9 February 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Valentine Angel

Hello!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie.
I hope you'll join us.
You can enter your projects until the 22nd February .



Our sponsors are the wonderful Elisabeth Bell and The Cutting Cafe

      

And here is the inspiration photo:



I was lucky to get a digital stamp to work with - I chose Valentine Angel Blowing Kisses



My lovely image was coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and pencils, then fussy cut. I adhered it on foam pads onto some Trim Craft design paper and choose coordinating paper for the background. The image was framed with a lovely Papermania Bare Basics wooden frame. Here is a close up:



That's all from me for today. Now it's over to you...

Please pop over to the 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie
challenge blog to check out the lovely designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to share your projects in the challenge! 

You could win digi stamps or become one of our 'Top Cookies'!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafting From The Heart #145 AG 12/02
Inspiration Destination #121 AG 14/02
Crafting By Designs Love & Romance 15/02
Everybody's Art Challenge #396 For a Girl/Valentine 20/02
Creative Moments #111 AG 20/02
The Crafty Addicts #33 AG 28/02


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

To leave a comment, please click on the G+1 button below.
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Thanks x
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