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Thursday, 17 April 2014

April Blog Hop at Mo's - It's all about the Border

It's time for our monthly hop here at Mo's Dream Team and this month our theme is Borders, which can be made of flowers, die-cuts, doodled etc.

I've used one of Mo's gorgeous new images, Little Punk, - click on the link to find her, along with her fabulous fellow newbies!
Of course, she had to have red hair, being the little rebel that she is!  My border around the image is  a rope border/corner combo punch from Fiskars and the little border of pin wheel flowers are made from Memory Box dies.
I love her little outfit and her boots!
I've also used a Marianne Zip die either side of my image but it doesn't show up too well and the Sentiment is from an old Autumn Leaves set.

Hopefully, you should have arrived here from Gretha's blog, I know she'll have wowed with her card, and your next stop on the hop is the equally fabulous Heidy.
Ooh and don't forget to leave a comment on each of the DT's posts as there are 2 $5 vouchers hidden along the way, to spend in Mo's Store and one of them could be yours!

Here's the  full blog hop order in case you get lost  along the way

Happy Hopping!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sketch N Stash new challenge

Morning all!  My card today is for our new challenge at Sketch N Stash using the fabulous sketch below.  As you can see, for some reason i decided to choose an image that didn't quite fit into the circle part of the sketch!  So've added the doily just behind to sort of replicate it.
My image is the fabulous To Grammy's from Mo's Digital Pencil which you can find here in Mo's store. I've coloured her with my Promarkers and then teamed her up with some Stampin Up papers.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Cradfts and Live and Love Crafts.  The little tag is from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper Magazine.

We have two fabulous sponsors this week:
 Inky Impressions

Prize - $10 
Buttons for Brains

Check out the rest of the DT's awesome cards here and then come and play along with us!!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Sketch Saturday Guest DT card week 2

My card today is for my second week of my guest DT spot over at Sketch Saturday.
I've used a wonderful image from A Day for Daisies called Water Talk which has been in my stash for ages but has not seen the light of day before- shocking!  

She's coloured with my usual Promarkers and Flexmarkers and teamed up wth Some Alla Prima papers from Prima.  And, because I couldn't make the image round ( as it comes with a square frame around it), I used a Memory Box die to give the illusion of the circle in the sketch. Other dies include another Memory Box die, Wave Border and the little corner die is from the Joanna Sheen Signature range. The flower is a Cheery Lynn die, Sweet William, if my memory serves me right but don't rely on that!
I finished off with some Tulip Pearl Drops in her hair and to frame the image and border.

This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and they have offered an AMAZING prize of a $25 voucher for the lucky winner! Do take a look here for the awesome makes by the Sketch Saturday girls!

I'm off to Ally Pally this morning, so excited, then hope to meet some friends for a late lunch after!  Enjoy your Saturday everyone, and thanks for popping in!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - All at Sea
Crafty Creations - Blues and Yellows

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

So Sentimental at A Passion for Promarkers

Our new challenge starts today over at  a Passion for Promarkers with a great theme chosen by our lovely Lisa - So Sentimental.  I've gone all Lili of the Valley and use one of their baby images, together with the big sentiment and the little bunny/bottle image which comes in one of their clear stamp multi sets.
I do love how this little one is peeking round the side of the pushchair.
Of course, I've coloured with my Pro and Flexmarkers.

We have two awesome sponsors this week:

Whiff of Joy with a stamp of choice going to the winner


Angel Crafts who are offering a mixed bag of crafty goodies!

The girls on DT 1 have made some awesome cards, so check them out here and then come and join us in our challenge over at PFP HQ!!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Sketch Saturday Guest Designer.

I was delighted to be asked to be Guest Designer for the month of April over at Sketch Saturday - I always love their sketches and don't use them often enough!  And, as their sponsor this week, is the fabulous Mo from Mo's Digital Pencil, my cup runneth over!
This is the great sketch from Sketch Saturday DT member, Lesley, ( and my oldest (in that I'v known her for over 40 years, not that she's really old!) and dearest friend!) and as you can see, I've used the cutest of Mo images, Two Toby, which you can find here in Mo's store.

I've coloured him with my Pro and Flexmarkers and matched him up with some October Afternoon papers (I think  5 & Dime).  The sentiment is just perfect don't you think with this little howler and means I can use my card for peeps of any age!!! It's from an image stamp set, Poker Face by Crafter's Companion.
The banner die is a Joanna Sheen Signature die, and the Happy Birthday is Cat's Life Press.

Do pop on over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog - the DT have made some fabulous cards to inspire you and  if you join in, you could win a voucher to spend in Mo's Digital Pencil and there are three up for grabs!!

While I'm here, I'm thrilled to have been picked in the  Top Three over at Crafts and Me for March for  my Box card here -thank you so much!!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Mo's Elke and Bear

 I decided to browse through all of Mo's digital stamps the other day and came across this gorgeous image - Elke and Bear.  I don't know how I missed it when it was released cos I love it!  My colour scheme was of course dictated by the peach tree and also these gorgeous new papers from Stampin Up - and the fact that I was able to use this PTI sentiment - perfect!
I've also used lots of die-cuts and lots of layers.  The trellis at the top  is a Marianne design, the bird cage on the branch is by Crafty Individuals and the remaining leaves and the birdie swing are Memory Box.  I was starting to wonder why I bought the swing die but think it looks perfect here!!

The flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts and there's a few pearls and some builder's scrim from my stash!
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenges - Use Those Dies
My Time to Craft- Beary Nice
Alphabet Challenges - D for Die Cuts
Stampin for the Weekend - Spring Colours

Monday, 31 March 2014

SNS New Challenge Number 136

Today's card is for our new challenge over at Sketch N Stash.  And because I've used a Prima Media Doll Stamp which doesn't really fit my usual square cards, I've stretched the sketch  a bit to an A5 size.
I decided to do  a bit of Paper Piecing and used some co-cordinating papers from a Paper Mania Rose Garden 12x12 pad. This was the stash item that has been in my collection for quite  a while now!
I added some chiffon roses and some Dazzlers for a bit of sparkle!
Added a  few pearls and a die-cut sentiment from the same pad.
Our sponsors for this challenge are the fabulous Live and Love Crafts - a recently new shopping find for me - lots of vintagy goods in stock there!

I don't know where the weekend went - in fact life has been a bit hectic recently!  Did I mention that someone tried to break in but Holly disturbed them, they didn't get in but smashed a pane of glass in the front door - she's been a bit shaken about it , not surprisingly.  What with other stuff, it's all been a bit scary! We have building work going on too, so wondered if the scaffolding tempted him in!

Anyway, enough of that, do go and check out the fab makes of my fellow DT members over at Sketch N Stash, here.  And do come and play along with us- just think of the fab prize from Live and Love Crafts!!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Passion for Promarkers New Challenge - Embossing - Dry or Heat

We have a new challenge starting today over at Passion for Promarkers with the theme chosen by ME!  So I've chosen Embossing, Heat or Dried or both in my case!
I've used another adorable digi  image from Mo Manning called Paddy which you can find here in Mo's  store. 
For the embossing, I embossed the cream paper for the middle flower with a grid-effect folder to match the background paper and then I also embossed the middle kraft coloured mat.  Finally, I added a load of Aged Taupe and Aged Ivory Frantage for a bit heat embossing.

I think the papers are by an american company called Recollections- they were part of the 10 kilos I bought back from California last year!

Our sponsors for this challenge are the fab Polka Doodles, so I do hope you will come along and join in with this week, just remember to use your Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Tiras or Aquamarkers in your project.