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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Wednesday 24 August 2011

Lexi’s Creations #47 - Oriental

Arggghhhh I should be shot. I completely forgot to post my DT card for this fortnight’s challenge at Lexi’s Creations, where we are once again sponsored by image with a 5 pack of promarkers up for grabs.

Our challenge to you this time is to make something Oriental. I was lucky enough to be given this gorgeous image from Lexi’s own range which are available at Fairy Dust Crafts. My lovely oriental girl is called Ching Lan.

Lexi 47a I coloured her in with Promarkers, apart from her skin which are copics. The paper is a freebie from a craft magazine from a Kate Night stack, and the pink card is a WRMK sheet. The corners were cut with Nellie Snellen dies which I mistakenly thought were corner dies, but actually I prefer that they sculpt the corner of the page instead, although you do have to be very precise with where you position them before you cut. The centre and image are cut out with nesties. Greenery is cut with various Marianne dies and the flowers are from my Wild Orchid stash. The chinese coin I have had for ever and it was originally brass but I coloured it with the same colour I chose for her dress.

I am entering this into:-

Ai Factory Challenge – August Anything Goes

Art Impressions - #28 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge – August, Hot Colours

Delightful Inspiration – Anything Goes

Karen’s Doodles Challenges – Punch It Out

Marianne Design Divas – Anything Marianne Goes

One Stop Craft Challenge - #145 Bold and Bright

Paper Creations Ink – #7 Show Us Your Flowers

Paper Playtime - #53 Anything Goes

Simply Stampin’ Challenge - #21 Punch It Up (Punches/diecuts etc)

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Monday 22 August 2011

Dream Valley #14 Colour Theme

We have a colour theme for you this time at Dream Valley. But beware, put your sunglasses on first ‘cos it’s bright!image

We are sponsored again by image with a fabulous $10 prize for their store. The team were lucky enough to be given some fabulous Stitchy images to play with and this is what I came up with.

DV 14 2My image is called Tattoo and Feathers and I coloured her in with promarkers. Using mainly the orange and lime colours in the colour combo.  I made the base card and the daisy layer (Bearly Mine paper) from a Go Kreate die. The doily is from my stash as is the orange feather and the gorgeous filigree corner piece. The ribbon comes from Bunny Zoe Crafts, as I was lucky enough to win a £10 voucher to her store recently. The cogs are genuine from an old clock that had stopped working years ago but which stood on the mantle when I was a child. Strangely when I started to dismantle it it suddenly kicked back into life and started to chime. The sound took me back 40+ years!

DV 14 I used the metallic gold promarker for the studs on her funky glasses and the chain, but to be honest I am not overly impressed with it, and I would have preferred a sakura or pentouch pen I think.

I’m entering this into:-

4 Crafty Chicks – #51 Where’s the metal – the corner and clock pieces

Craft Us Crazy – #15 Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar – Hot colours

Designed To Delight – Anything Goes

Frosted Designs – Clocks and timepieces (hope my genuine clock parts count?)

Mami Doodles - #32 Shaped Card

One Stop Craft Challenge - #145 Bold and Bright

The Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes

The Stamp Man – #29 Anything Goes with Summer Colours

Try It On Tuesday – Anything Goes

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Wednesday 10 August 2011

Dream Valley 13 Distressing

Over at Dream Valley this fortnight our theme is Distressing

We have a couple of prizes on offer and in order to be in with a chance you need to enter something you have distressed. This could be something you have used a distressing tool on, or a sanding block, you might like to use inks to give that distressed look, and you can enter any project you like, not necessarily a card.

Our Sponsors are

image with a £10 voucher for their store


image with a $10 voucher for their store

The DT were lucky enough to be given some Digi Doodle images for their cards this week and I chose Daisy Girl for mine.

DV #13 WM

I have coloured her in with promarkers, and distressed the edge of the image, she is matted onto an equally distressed Marianne diecut, with a layer of lace in between. the ribbon and daisy buttons were in my stash and the other additions are also Marianne diecuts. The Just Relax sentiment is courtesy of Sheena Douglass and the paper is WRMK Tiffany.

I should like to enter this into:-

Card Cupid’s Blog – Buttons and/or Ribbon

Crafty Ann’s Challenge - #46 Summertime

Creative Inspirations - #65 Summertime

Frosted Designs - Colouring

I Did It Creations - #67 Children

If The Shoe Fits - #88 Show Us Your Green

Just Some Lines – Summer/Outdoor Colours and my favourite thing to do outdoors is sit in the sunshine and read

Marks Finest Papers – #67 Anything but a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

One Stitch At A Time – #74 Use a Digi

Paper Creator’s Crafts – #4 All about Flowers

Sentimental Sundays - #67 Flowers


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Monday 1 August 2011

Belated ABC Z is for Zoo Challenge

I am not entirely sure where my head is at this week but I completely forgot to post my ABC DT card from last Wednesday! Arggghhhhh – sorry team

Anyhow late, but finally here is my idea for the Zoo challenge.

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As soon as I saw the gorgeously cute little elephant from Robyn’s Fetish, who are our sponsors this week. I was put in mind of hayfever because he looks like he might be sneezing. So with that in mind I sorted through my huge Basic Grey stacks for some floral paper that would fit the bill. The image has been coloured with prismas and OMS.

The ribbon, button and clip are all from my stash and I made the sentiment myself with a floral font in my graphics program. It reads, in case it’s not too clear here, ‘To keep hayfever at bay, take one Ell-ereze tablet a day …. Bless You!’ I also made the flowers from a combo of the papers.

I’m entering this into the following:-

Anything Goes Challenge – #46 Pick of The Bunch (Flowers)

Charisma Cardz – #30 Four Legged Friends

Creative Card Crew – Animal Antics

Creative Craft World – Anything But Birthdays

Cutie Sunday - #46 Flower Power

Papercraft Star - #55 Anything Goes

Paperplay Challenges - #30 In The Garden

Partytime Tuesdays - #26 Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter – #24 Anything Goes

Truly Scrumptious - #62 Buttons and Bows


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