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Friday, 1 August 2014

Out Of The Shoe Box

Good Morning all,
 I have a trio of cards to share with you today!
Recently I was lucky enough to snap up some crafty stash when a friend 
was having a crafty clearout! 
I love to do this, as not only can it work out a cheaper
 way to get some stash but you can also use the chance to play with 
things you may not normally purchase! 
It's also ideal if you make cards for charities etc.
These cards were all made from an A4 die cut sheet that was 
intended to make just one card.


This card is a little A6 offering. I cut a decorative edge around the image & one 
of the sentiments provided (there were two) using a rotary cutter.
These were popped up on some foam tape for dimension.
  I added a border rom the kit, some fluffy fibres & a couple of buttons from 
my stash to embellish. The inside of this card has a plain insert.


The second card is also A6, lanscape this time!
I simply matted one of the panels onto a piece of white card on which I had
a punched border & inked using a Colour Q liquid chalk inkpad.
I added a single button to embellish.
The inside of this card was decorated with a panel of white CS & a
couple of small decorative panels.


The final 6x6in square card was made using what was the backof the original
card & another panel which was trimmed down to make a topper.
The topper was matted on to some black CS. The sentiment was
popped up on some foam tape. I added some ribbon &  black lace 
from my stash. The inside was decorated too!
Here's a photo of them all together!


I hope this inspires you to think out of the box a little when you look at
 those little kits you have languishing about in your stash!
Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, 31 July 2014

It Must Be Love Love Love

Good morning all!
It's Thursday already. I'm getting excited as it's almost time for my annual 
week off to take in all the sights sounds smells & all the action of the 
It's also time for me to post a card for Just Inklined lol
Here's what I made this week!


The image I've used is Wedding Carriage, one of my fav wedding images.
I've used it on a variety of wedding cards, all different styles
I always wonder where the happy couple are off to on Honeymoon!
I coloured the image a little with some Promarkers & Flexmarkers.
The die cut & distress inked while still in the die!
I distressed the edges with a pair of serrated scissors.
 I've used Paisley Patterened papers from American Crafts
& added a strip of lace from my stash.
I also tied a bow with the lace & sewed on a pearly green button.
The button is just gorgeous in real life, but it hasn't shown up so well in my photo!


The gorgeous, love words, were cut using a Memory Box Die.
I also cut a little border with a Spellbinders die!

Thanks for popping in to visit, I'll try to visit you as soon as I can!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind:

Craft Room Challenge - Green Inspiration
Deep Ocean Challenges - Summer Colours
Loves Rubber Stamps - Buttons & Bows
Shopping Our Stash - Lace, Pearls, Die Cuts
Card Mania - Vacation Or Travel (Honeymoon)
Love To Create - Summer Lovin'
Perfectly Rustics - Bow Or Ruffle
Robyn's Fetish - Wedding Cards
We Do Doobadoo - Celebrations

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

New Home

 Good morning all!
I have two little new home cards to share today.
I made these a little while back but forgot share them with you!


These were made using parts of a kit by Karen MacKellar.
The lady who asked for them wanted two cards which were similar
 but not the same. I made the card up using one of the backing papers sheets
 printed on to cardstock for the easel base then added sentiment on some 
foam tape as the stopper.
I also added a wooden button threaded with raffia.

 

For the second card, I used plain white cardstock for the base then
added the second sheet of backing paper as a matt.
Such a pretty little kit & always popular.
Such a quick & simple make too!
Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Chicken

Good morning all, I have a card to share today!
This is one I made for my MIL's Birthday.
She's chicken mad & has a little chicken run in her back garden.
She enters them & thier eggs in to local shows & wins a number of prizes
with them too! I have to say the eggs are delicious!
We're off out to lunch with her today, to celebrate her Birthday!
Here's my card!


I used a free image Vintage Chickens
The sentiment was from the Never Too Old To Party set by
Paulette at Create With TLC

I added a little punched boder & a piece of ribbon detail!
I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Addicted To CAS - Celebrate
Less Is More - Anything Goes
CASology - Cue Card Run
Pattie's Creations - For The Birds
Cute Card Thursday - For The Birds

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Seaside Anchor

Good morning all!
How time flies, it's Thursday already!
Time for this weeks Just Inklined card !


I've made a Beachy type card! The image I have used is
a perfect image for a male or perhaps just a beach lover.
So many occasions spring to mind.....
I used a Kraft base with a strip of corrugated card in the same colour.
Some gauze, raffia, fish charms, an anchor charm & a little shell.


I coloured my image with promarkers. The sand was done with a distress
marker. I have only one, in Vintage Linen, but it worked perfectly for the sand!
The sky was Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
I popped up the image on some foam tape.


The usual side view to finish!
Hope you like it! Thanks for hopping by!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Designs - Seaside/Summer
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiement Designs - Hand Coloured Image
Creative Card Crew - Sea/Beach
Everybody Art Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard
Craft and Smash -  Shells, Sand & Sea
Dies R Us - Day At The Beach
Card Mania - How Charming

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Christmas In July

Good morning everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at
Crafting For All Seasons, where the theme this time is


I've used one of the images kindly supplied by our sponsor
They're just so sweet are they not!


I coloured them up using my Sakura Pens, which always make an
appearance for my Christmas Cards! lol
The papers I've used are from Papermania, it was a pack which
came free with a magazine last year if I remember rightly!
I love the colours! I added a sentiment which was left over from 
another project a little gingham ribbon bow.
Hey presto, done in next to no time!
I hope you like it & I hope you can play in the challenge!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Christmas In July
Clear It Out -  Christmas In July Stash: Glittery Sparkly Things
Die Cuttin' Divas - Christmas In July
Digi Choosday Challenge - Christmas In July
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Christmas In July 
Papertake Weekly  It's A Jolly Holiday
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations -  Christmas in July
Hiding In My Craft Room - Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas In July
Polkadoodles - Add A Little Twinkle
STAMPlorations - Stamps & Glitter
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas In July

Monday, 21 July 2014

Vintage Christmas

Good morning everyone & a very Happy Monday to you all!
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
Ooh La La Creations, where the theme this time is
Here's my card!


I love vintage Christmas cards, so I had a go at this!
The image & papers are from the Passion for Fashion CD rom,
available in the Ooh La La Creations shop here
I did add one other paper, the musical one, which is from
Papermania. I punched a  border on that one using a Tonic, 
Fleur De Lys punch. I did a bit of inking with Vintage Lace distress ink too.
The design of my card is based on this sketch 



I added a ribbon frame to the topper. 
The ribbon & lace are from my stash as is the button,


I haven't done anything to the inside of this card yet, I was
aware of the sky darkening & didn't want to miss the best of the light.
Hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas In July
Creative Corner - Love Of Ribbon
Fussy & Fancy - It's All About Girls
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
A Song In Your He{Art} - Three Times A Lady
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Use 1 Flower

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sewing Theme Quick Card

Happy Saturday all!
A qick little post from me today!
I thought I'd share this little 10 minute make with you!


I was made using a kit which was one of the members gifts
from Creat & Craft. Perfect for these cards in a hurry!
It's A6 in size. The base is Linen Embossed card stock from
The Range.
The sentiment & the tape measure are from the kit too.
The little button threaded with twine is from my stash.


I popped up the topper & sentiment on two different
thicknesses of foam tape.
Super quick, clean & simple, hope you like it!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Strawberry Pot

Good Morning all!
I hope everyone is having a great week!
It's Thursday & it's time for my Just Inklined card!


The image I have used is the gorgeous
perfect for so many occasions, this time I've used it for a birthday!
The papers I've used are from the Making Memories - Maddi stack.
The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. I love the shape of it!
Here's a closer look at the image!


I love strawberries, the just remind me of the long hot days of summer & they're
so yummy too!  This image just makes me want to pick one & eat it!
I used my trusty Promarkers to colour it up then a circle to die cut.


The ribbon I've used is the very last of it from my stash!
I must go hunting for some more as I loved it so much!
As you can see, I've decorated the inside a little too!
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the images at

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe - Birthday
I love Promarkers - Girls Girls Girls (Girly colours)
Stamp and Create -Birthdays
Card & Scrap Bright Colours
Die Cut Divas- M, P1, E4 Must use a die cut button or bow
The Cupboard Trilogy - "BIRTHDAY"
The East Wind Challenge - It's Getting Hot

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Match Of The Day

Good Morning All
Happy hump day!
I have a card to share with you today!


This 8x8 inch card was made using the Match Of The Day sheet, from the
 Flipping Families CD Rom. You can also purchase the pre printed 
decoupage sheets or downloads from La Pashe.
The papers were also from the CD Rom.
The little grass border was a die cut, not sure who the die is by.
The little footballs were cut from one of the papers & layered for
a bit of dimension. The sentiment is from the sheet & the little
die cut trophy was part of a candy that I won eons ago.


Here's a closer look at the main image, layered up using pinflair glue.


Here's a look at the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

The Male Room -Games 
Crafting Musketeers - Summertime
The Cupboard Trilogy - "BIRTHDAY"
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  #44 Anything Goes
My Craft Creations  Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge My Summer Vacation
Red Carpet StudioGrown Ups 
The Corrosive Challenges  Forever Young create a project for a baby, child or young at heart 
Crafty Calendar Summertime Fun