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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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Monday 2 March 2020

DV #220 Only Girls Allowed

The challenge for the next two weeks at Dream Valley is Only Girls Allowed and we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons with a lovely £10 voucher for the winner.

I have a lighter pic below, but that doesn’t show the stencil work in the background as well, although the one above is too ‘dark’.

I have used several Polkadoodles stamps for my project, which is a piece of home decor, together with one from Paper Artsy, the birdhouse, and the odd separate bird from Janet Klein’s collection at AAll & Create.

I started with a kraft box lid from Craftwork Cards, which I have had hanging around forever. The only other time I used one was for a similar project, lol. I measured the inside of the lid and after a couple of errors managed to cut a sheet of white linen cardstock so that it would fit inside the lid and form the inside walls as well. I coloured it with Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Twisted Citron. I then used one of the new stencils from Polkadoodles and went over with a damp cloth to remove some of the colour from the background.

The rest of the stamps are all either from the new Polkadoodles range, Positive Journey, or the Weirdre Creating Rainbows collection. I stamped one of the new texture stamps twice down one edge of the inside area of the card, and also went around the edge to form a frame with another. I coloured this frame with Kuretake Clean Color brush pens. The little girl was stamped onto mixed media card and I coloured her with Kuretake as well, along with her glasses, which are separate and the stepladder.

The camera I found online as a digi image. The sentiments were stamped with Versafine Clair and I used a pergamano blending pen to use the opposite coloured ink to frame each sentiment. There are also two tiny diecut birds as I didn’t have enough different birds I could stamp.

This piece will hopefully mean something to my Daughter, who I created it for, as she has always been that little bit geeky and different and is a keen amateur photographer, particularly of Wildlife. If you were interested you could find her photography page on Facebook. Since I lost my Mum, my Daughter has become my best friend and the most important woman in my life and I would be lost without her.


Here is one of her latest bird pics.

Anyhow, now I have had a quick Mum bragging rights moment, I am entering my creation into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #36 Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft – #111 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft – #3 Anything Goes
All Fun Challenges – #3 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #298 Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge – #3 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge – #8 Anything Colouring Goes
Crafty Friends – #130 Animals and/or Birds
Createful Heart – #17 Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls – #45 Girls Only
Dare 2B Artzy – March: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – March: Make It Feminine
Not Just Cards – Feb: Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles – #49 For the Ladies/Girls
Polkadoodles – #9 Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge – Springtime
World Wide Open DT Challenge – #2 Anything Goes


  1. That looks great. Lovely colours and love the sentiment too.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  2. Awesome project. So creative and loving the colors and all the images. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy challenge.

  3. so colourful. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Dragonfly Dreams https://
    Mel DT

  4. What a stunning piece of home decor you have made. It has been coloured in beautifully and I am sure your daughter will have loved it (your daughter's bird photo was stunning by the way). Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  5. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘’animal/birds’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day! Good luck in the draw and please join us next time at Crafty Friends.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  6. Very cool! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy challenges, good luck! Dawn Colour Crazy DT

  7. I love all the different stamps/images you've used to create this delightful piece of art! Thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.

  8. what a wonderful and creative project! so much bright colors. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Kyla DT for


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