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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #15 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme is always 
ANYTHING GOES

For this challenge I decided on  an all white card...
A Christening card.


I cut two pieces of cream card each measuring 6 inches square.
One of the pieces I measured 3/4" down and scored right across to make a valley fold.
I glued this to the back of the first square by only the fold to make a tent card.
I cut two pieces of co-ordinating paper, one 6 7/8 square & 6 3/4 square
and distressed the edges.
I die cut a filigree oval centre piece and slotted a piece of white ribbon through the centre and fastened it to the back of the mats using double sided sticky tape.
I made a triple bow from the same ribbon and placed it on the right on top of the ribbon strip.
I die cut a Christening dress & bonnet and placed them in the middle of the oval.
I embellished with a single white paper flower and leaves below the dress.
I stamped a 'Christening Day sentiment on to a piece of white card, cut into a banner shape at one end, shaped it and placed at the top left. I put two tiny self adhesive pearls on the left side.
Finally I placed a self adhesive white pearl in the corners.

Hope you like my card and it inspires you to join our challenge.
Please visit our other DT members to see their creations too.

Mary x

Friday, 16 September 2016

WINTER WONDERLAND - USE TWO DIES/ADD SPARKLE

Good morning one and all!

Another new challenge starts today over at
WINTER WONDERLAND
hosted this time around by MARLENE
with a theme of
USE AT LEAST 2 DIES/ADD SOME SPARKLE

Our sponsors for this challenge are...
CRAFTS & ME
And the prize is....
£8 GIFT VOUCHER

Here is  my inspiration card....

I used Crafters Companion
SARA SIGNATURE CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS COLLECTION.

I cut the edge of the card with an edgable die from the collection.
I chose 3 co-ordinating papers and cut to match the curve of the edge die.
I cut filigree Holly leaves and palced a sparkly gem in the centre.
I die cut 2 snowflakes and placed a pearl gem in the centre.
I die and embossed leaves.
And finally I stamped a ' MERRY CHRISTMAS' greeting onto white card and layered it onto a piece of the co-ordinating card I used on the front.

And thats my DT card for this time.
I hope you like it and it will give you some inspiration.
Please do visit our other DT members to see their fabulous creations too.
Thank you for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge.

Mary x

I used to make this card...
SARA SIGNATURE CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS
PEARLS & SPARKLY GEMS

 
 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE REMINDER

Hello again!

I just love creating Christmas cards.
Today I am here with my halfway post for SEPTEMBER challenge at
CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND

This challenge started on 01 SEPTEMBER with the theme
SHABBY CHIC AND/OR MAKE IT MONOCHROMATIC
And this is my inspiration post as part of the
Christmas Belles DT
The sponsor for this challenge is...
Here is my inspiration card


I decided on a Vintage/Shabby Chic card for this challenge.
I covered the front of a 5x7 base card with a red paper from my stash, then I matted and layered the front of the card with a snow scene paper also from my stash.
I rounded the corners of a vinatge style topper and matted it on to a pice of red card with the corners rounded also.
I placed two chipboard baubles on the front with a piece of red twine at the top making them 'hangable'. I die cut some ivy and placed it across the bottom of the crd and arranged a Poinsettia and tiny red flowers on top. Lastly I placed a sentiment strip across the middle. I distressed the edges of the paper and turned them up to appear torn.

And thats my DT card for this time.
I hope you like it and it will give you some inspiration.
Please do visit our other DT members to see their fabulous creations too.
Thank you for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge.

Mary x


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

SUNNY DAY CHALLENGE #14 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme is always 
ANYTHING GOES
So without further ado here is what I came up with this time...

This would be suitable for many occasions...
Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary.

I cut two pieces of cream card each measuring 7 and one eighth inches.
One of the pieces I measured 1" down and scored right across to make a valley fold.
I glued this to the back of the first square by only the fold to make a tent card.
I layered the front with a patterned paper....
MY WEDDING from CRAFTS & YOU.
I cut two pieces of cream card 6 and one quarter x 3 and one eighths inches.
Then layered it with two pieces of patterened paper measuring
6 and one eighth x 3" and put them on the front of the card.
I cut a strip of cream card measuring 6" x 1 and a half inches.
Then a piece of patterned paper measuring 5 and seven eighths x 1 and three eighths inches.
I cut out a 'Celebrate' die cut and placed it in the middle of the narrow strip
I shaped the narrow strip so the centre was raised up.
I stuck it to the main card with foam pads.
I die cut various flowers and leaves to decorate the front and put a sparkly gem in the centre of the large flower and tiny seed beads in the centre of the smaller ones.
I put tiny pearls in all corners of the mats.
I stuck a small resin bird in the bottom left corner of card front, stamped a sentiment on a flag banner and stuck that in the right hand corner of the card front.

Hope you like my card and it inspires you to join our challenge.
Please visit our other DT members to see their creations too.

Mary x





Monday, 12 September 2016

CRAFTY ADDICTS FACEBOOK GROUP - ANYTHING GOES/USE GLITTER

Hello there!

Here is my inspiration post for the SEPTEMBER challenge at
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS FACEBOOK GROUP
The theme this month is
ANYTHING GOES/USE GLITTER

The sponsor for this challenge is
SAMI STAMPS
with a prize of
 $12 VOUCHER

Here is my inspiration card...

This is a really pretty image and even though yellow is not usually a colour I would choose I think it turned out quite well.
I used plain and patterned yellow papers from my stash and layered them to the front of the base card.
I rounded the edges off using a 2p piece lol..a tip I picked up from Sara Davies on one of her videos lol.
I tied a strip of yellow ribbon around the mats and placed a double bow in the centre.
I put a sentiment centre bottom.

And thats my DT card for this time.
I hope you like it and it will give you some inspiration.
Please do visit our other DT members to see their fabulous creations too.
Thank you for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge.

Mary x

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #13

Hello!!
I was asked to join a new DT this week at
The theme is always 
ANYTHING GOES
So without further ado here is my DT inspiration for you...


I made a birthday card using papers, dies and embossing folder from
SARA SIGNATURE COLLECTION ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN
I love this collection!

I embossed a 6x6 white base card
Then I used one of the edge dies and a sheet of the paper from the 6x6 paper pad.
It was half wood effect and half patterned.
I made a double bow in pink glitter ribbon 
Put 3 white pearls opposite the bow
Die cut a flower using one of the flower dies from the collection.
Stamped a sentiment using a freebie stamp in my stash.

Hope you like my card and it inspires you to join our challenge.
Please visit our other DT members to see their creations too.

Mary x



I entered this card into the following challenges....

LOVE TO CRAFT CHALLENGE #2 - SEPTEMBER ANYTHING GOES
LOVE TO SCRAP CHALLENGE #85 - FLOWER POWER




Monday, 5 September 2016

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #117 SPOTS &/OR STRIPES

Hello lovely people!

We have a new challenge starting today over at
LET'S CRAFT & CREATE
The theme for this challenge is....
SPOTS &/OR STRIPES
There is a lovely prize up for grabs too so come along and join in!

This is my inspiration card for this challenge...


I printed papers from the free cd rom that came with Crafters Companion Inspiration Issue 11.
I also printed a sheet of toppers and stamped and die cut leaves. Lastly I stamped a sentiment using one of the free stamps.

And thats my DT card for this time.
I hope you like it and it will give you some inspiration.
Please do visit our other DT members to see their fabulous creations too.
Thank you for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge.

Mary x



I entered this card into the following challenges....

LOVE TO CRAFT CHALLENGE #2 - SEPTEMBER ANYTHING GOES