A Special Gift

Well, at least I’m managing weekly posts for now!!  I’m back today with my regular post for Sentimental Sundays.  We were so lucky to be sponsored by A Day For Daisies this week; I couldn’t wait to play along with A Special Gift!

The theme for this week’s challenge is “Lots of Layers“.  Now, I’m the first to admit that layers get me worried, I’m so much happier when it’s CAS!  So I did just that and kept it very clean and simple…..

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As you can see, I have added lots of layers, by building up the frame around this gorgeous image with more crisp, white layers!  I also fussy cut the image and mounted it on the background on tiny 3D pads, to add another crafty layer 🙂

We’d love you to pop over to Sentimental Sundays and play along – see you there!

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Very Pink And Girly!

It’s time for a new challenge over at Crafting From The Heart!  As always, our theme is Anything Goes, which makes it so easy to play along!  We have some great sponsors again this week – A Day For Daisies and Aurora Wings!

I chose to use G Is For Girl by A Day For Daisies for my DT project.  Believe it or not, I didn’t have a pink and girly card in mind, despite the fact that the image is about all things girly….!  However, this card ended up being a very last minute make – something I hate doing as I prefer to take my time over my makes!  Unfortunately though, events including a garden makeover, a smashed conservatory window and the school holidays all led to this card being made up against a deadline!

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All in all, I’m quite pleased with the results though!  The image was so quick and simple to colour – I kept to shades of pink to co-ordinate nicely with the papers and ribbon.  The layout is based around the latest sketch challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, which is such a lovely classic design that I couldn’t resist joining in!

3000 sketch Kraftin Kimmie

Would you believe that I spent more time on the bow than the rest of the card altogether!  The polka dots are only on one side, but I didn’t want to show the plain side on the loops and tails of the bow – I love the way it is only visible at the centre!  Let’s just say, it took several dozens tries to get it just right 🙂

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That’s it from me today – I hope you get time to pop over to Crafting From The Heart, where even the quickest makes are welcome!!

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Kitty Bee’s New Baby Challenge

Well, I’m back!!  The only reminder of the warm weather is my “barely there” tan – as a freckly red-head, I tend to look like I haven’t been away!!

I’m sharing my DT make for the new challenge over at Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge, where the theme is New Baby or Congratulations.  We were lucky to be sponsored by A Day For Daisies, and I chose to use Blankie for my tag – this gorgeous image reminded so much of bathtime with my little ones 🙂

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I coloured the image with Pro-Markers, then mounted the image on several layers of aqua and white card.  I have lightly distressed the edges of some of the layers, using the Tim Holz Distress Tool – I tend to keep things so crisp, that I struggled to rough up the edges on the layers!  The stripy layer is made using some washi tape, which I have had hiding at the back of my drawer for a while.  The sentiment was printed directly onto a piece of vellum and attached using a couple of brads.

I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations – don’t forget that as it can be either New Baby or Congratulations, you’re bound to make something you can share with us!

 

 

 

 

Easter Egg Delivery

It’s new challenge time over at Crafty Girls!  We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies and Glamoureyes, and there are some great prizes to be snapped up!

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I chose Easter Egg Delivery by A Day For Daisies for my card – I loved the idea of a little sprite delivering the eggs, with the help of a kaleidoscope of butterflies!  The layout is based around the current sketch challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenge (flipped sideways):

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I deliberately kept the design of the card quite flat as I will probably be posting this card off to my god-daughter in Sheffield, so I’d rather keep the postage down!  The papers are all from the Dovecraft Back To Basics III stack – my favourite for Spring themed cards at the moment!  After colouring the image with Pro-Markers, I softened the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to imitate the sky as a background.  The spots on the Easter Egg were added with a Sakura Jelly Roll pen – unfortunately they didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped, there are too many, too close and the sizes are too uneven! Finally a little touch of Stickles on the wings (although it is impossible to see in the photos!).

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Make sure you pop over to the Crafty Girls and have a peek at the projects from my teamies – you won’t be disappointed!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Friday Sketch Challenge – see sketch above

Sparkles  – Easter Parade

4 Crafty Chicks – Colour A Stamped Image

Creative Moments – Things With Wings

Crafting With Butterflies – Easter

City Crafter – Easter

Crafty Boots – Easter

Paper Makeup Stamps – Pastel Colours

Lexis Creations – Easter

Paper Nest Dolls Norway – Easter

Anything Goes In The Crafty Girls Challenge

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already…  The weeks seem to be flying by at the minute!

Today’s post is for the new Crafty Girls Challenge.  This fortnight we’re sponsored by A Day For Daisies and Aurora Wings and the theme is “Anything Goes”, so a nice and easy one to join in with.

I chose “Babies Smile” from A Day For Daisies.  The image simply reminded me of the early days with my children; I remember feeling like I couldn’t look away, just in case I missed something!  Nowadays, if I look away, trouble usually follows 😉

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I coloured the image with ProMarkers, keeping to a very simple palette, then popped the frame (from the Silhouette store) over the top.  The embossed background was created by embossing the Swiss Dots folder onto some linen marked card.  The striped paper is from a Docrafts paper stack.  Finally, two little white, flower shaped buttons with some pink and white twine tied through.

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I based this card on the current sketch over at From The Heart Sketches:

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

From The Heart Sketches: Sketch 52 (see above)

Divas By Design – Die Cuts

Addicted To Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon – Love

Handmade Harbour – Love

Passion For Promarkers – Spots and Stripes

Thanks for reading x

New Challenge at Crafting From The Heart

Aah well, here we go, the first Monday of the year…!  And that means it’s time for a new challenge over at Crafting From The Heart.  There’s a small change to the challenges for 2014 – we’ve added in some optional  themes for you to follow, if you fancy!

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The theme or this fortnight’s challenge is “Buttons and Pearls” and we were delighted to be sponsored by Lacy Sunshine, Angie’s Digi Stamps and A Day For Daisies.  I chose to use Valentina by Lacy Sunshine – it’s the first time I’ve coloured a Lacy Sunshine stamp, but I think I might be hooked!!  She looked cute uncoloured, but I think she looks amazing now she’s had the Pro-Marker treatment!!  I used the print and cut facility on the Silhouette for the image, choosing to add a little stitched border too.

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The papers are from the I Heart You collection by Harper Finch.  I’ve used several of these collections now and have found them so versatile – I loved the greys mixed with reds and pinks!  I only managed to include one button on my card – the little heart button on the banner, but I think it works pretty well with the image and papers.

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I based the layout on the current sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

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Make sure you pop over to Crafting From The Heart with one of your New Year creations – remember, anything goes if you’d rather not use the theme, we would just love to see what you’ve been up to!!  There’s also a DT Call on right now – if you’re interested, make sure you pop over.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lacy Sunshine – Challenge 24

I Love Promarkers – Frame It

Crafting By Design – Anything Goes

Robyn’s Fetish Challenge – Use a Digi

Silhouette Challenges – Challenge 9: Anything Goes

Card A Day Blog – Valentines

Thanks for reading x

Sentimental Sundays

Can you believe your luck?  Two posts from me in one day!!  I’m back to tell you all about the new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays.  It is the first challenge of the New Year, and also the first chance for you to catch some of the projects made by the new additions to the Design Team.

We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies and our theme this week is “Make it New” and it’s your opportunity to alter an existing item or use something recycled or upcycled in the project.  Head over there now to have a peek at the amazing projects from my Sentimental Sundays team-mates – I’m sure you’ll be very impressed!!

Thanks for reading x