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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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Tuesday 27 August 2013

Dream Valley 64 For a Child

Over at Dream Valley this time we are sponsored by Meljen’s Designs and our theme is For a Child.

DV 64 For a Child_Fotor

I decided to go with some cd crafting as I had a lovely Polka Doodles CD called Cherryblossom Lane with lots of love rabbit images on it, and also because half my craft supplies had to be packed away for some work to be done in my credroom.

I made up the bottom layer and the topper layer myself in my graphics programme, and then printed them off separately.

I inked around the edges with some pigment ink and also glittered around the edges of both layers and also highlighted some areas on the image with glitter too. The scroll diecut is from Crafts Too and I trimmed it up the middle so I could adjust slightly how it sat on the edge of the card. The pink gem flower is from my stash.

I am entering this into the following:-

A Creative Need - Lazy Days Of Summer

C Is For Challenge - Animals

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C200 Animals

Digitally Sweet - #50 Summertime Colours

Dutch Dare - #231 Animal Antics

One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Dots

My Creative Moments - August : Childhood

Send a Smile 4 Kids - Animal Cards 4 Kids

Simply Create Too - #44 For a Child

The Crazy Challenge - #152 Animals


Monday 19 August 2013

CCM 98 Fun In The Sun

Our challenge to you today at Crafty Cardmakers is to inspire us with your creations depicting fun in the sun. This doesn’t have to be a beach theme, although that’s what I have gone with.

We are sponsored by Saturated Canary with a prize of two of their gorgeous digis and also by Sir Stampalot with three cute Molly Bloom stamps.

I used an image from Saturated Canary called Smokin’ Hot and clearly she has been louging around in the sun long enough to get a nice rich tan.

CCM 98 Fun in The Sun

I coloured her with promarkers. The papers are from First Edition’s New Bloom pad, and the blue shells are from some ornaments I have. The diecut is from Spellbinders and the parasol is a Marianne Die. Green card is from Crafters Companion, frantage is from the Purple Encrusted Jewels set.Image

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Crafts 4 Eternity - #137 Summer Sun

Crafts Too - #2 Summer Days

Happy Campers - #20 Summer

Heck of a Challenge - Summer Holidays

I Love Promakers - #181 Summertime

Lacy Sunshine - #15 Girls, Girls, Girls

Lia Stampz - #47 Summer

Marianne Design Divas - Summer Sun

Paula Holifield Crafts - ALBC Summer Sun

Totally Papercraft - #180 Favourite Colours


Thursday 15 August 2013

ABC T for Thank You

This time we are challenging you to make something to say Thank You at ABC.

This was perfect timing for me as I have a friend who keeps sending me little treats and is well overdue for a thank you.

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and also by Lili of The Valley.

ABC T Thank You

I have gone down a very minimalist route for this one, which I actually found very pleasing as it puts the focus on the lovely image more than on the card itself. I printed Zoe Spring which is a Paper Shelter image onto white hammered cardstock. Her skin and hair was coloured with copics, but the rest of her I coloured with my prismacolour pencils.ABC T Image

The matting layer and layered arches punched strip were from a large pad of Bazzil Basics cardstock and the sentiment I printed out onto the hammered card. I did this after I had coloured her in. If you are going to do this I recommend doing all the printing before colouring as I was really concerned the printer would jam or something would go wrong and all the colouring would be wasted.

Lastly I coloured a row of stitches around the edge of the top layer to bring the lime colour into the rest of the card.

This is a perfect card for the UK postal system where they charge considerably more for something that might way less but be slightly thicker than something else!

I am entering this into the following:-

Allsorts Challenge - #219 Stitching

Artistic Inspirations - #54 Die cuts/Punches

Bearly Mine - #99 Anything Goes

C is For - #3 Fresh and Bright

Crafts and Me - #189 Anything Goes

Di’s Digi Designs - Stitching

OSAAT - #176 Use a Digi

Simon Says Stamp - Make The Cut (punch)

Whimsy Stamps - #62 Clean and Simple

Whoopsi Daisy - Show Us Stitching


Sunday 11 August 2013

Dream Valley 63 Monochrome

Our challenge over at Dream Valley this time around is Monochrome. We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish with 5 digi stamps going to our winner.

I always seem to be drawn to purple when this sort of challenge comes along so I looked around for something that wouldn’t end up purple and put my hand on the gorgeous MajaDesign Sofiera papers.

DV 63 Monochrome

They are just lush and it was hard work cutting them up! But I am sure you all know that feeling.

My image is from Sassy Cheryl, Dancing Day, and I coloured her in with various pink shades of copics.

DV 63 Monochrome

The leaves on my floral embellishment are from the Joy! ovals, and the doily is a Marianne one. Diecut mat is a Spellie, both cut from a gorgeous glitter paper, which again I struggled with cutting up. Some papers really are made just to be stroked and not used! Flowers are from another Marianne die.

I am entering it into the following:-

Colour Me Creative - #74 Pretty In Pink

Crafty Boots Challenge - Die Cuts

Creative Creations - #16 Monochromatic

In The Pink - #26 Birthday

One Stop Craft - #238 Pastel

Stamp and Create - August Glitter

That Craft Place - Monochrome

The Cupboard Trilogy - #14 Monochrome

The Paper Girls - #37 Glitter, Glitter, Glitter

The Pink Elephant - TPE210 Texture


Friday 2 August 2013

ABC S for Stitching

Our challenge at ABC this time is S for Stitching, that can be real, faux, hand machine or like I have done, embroidery

We are sponsored by Tilda’s Town with voucher for their store.

ABC S Stitching '13 Card Only

I created my card by pricking the corners and the teardrop shapes onto white card with silver flakes debossed into it, and then stitched the pricked holes with variegated cotton. The vase was a stitching peel off I found when I was having a stash clearout! I stuck the peel off over some purple card and then stitched through. The roses are various stash flowers. The purple daisy paper is an embossed foil paper, again been in my stash since time immemorial …

I also made a box for this, from silver holographic patterned mirri card and acetate and added some acetate stickers, and peel offs, which I first coloured purple, around the edges.

ABC S Stitching '13 In Box

Sorry about the poor quality pics, especially the boxed one, but acetate is very difficult to photograph.

I am entering this into the following:-

C.R.A.F.T. - #218 Monochromatic

Crafting When We Can - #49 Floral

Divas By Design - Favourite Colour Combination (Purple and Silver)

Ecclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes

Lady Anne’s Challenge - #4 Monochrome

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Birthdays

Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge - Birthday

My Creative Moments - July : Birthdays

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Through the Purple Haze - Using Your Favourite Colours



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