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Saturday, 31 December 2016

A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT CHALLENGE #1

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!
(Well it is in some parts of the world lol)
I apologise in advance for the long post but there is a lot to say on this one...so please bear with me.
New Year, new challenge!
I have the pleasure of being part of a brand new DT and Challenge blog!
I am really excited about this one, as always :)
So onto our first challenge.
We are sponsored this time around by...
MY STITCH BACK IN TWINE
The artist here is
KRISTYN MCINNES-BUCKINGHAM
Please take a peek at the super digi stamps available in Kristyns shop.
Also join in the fun at the Facebook group too....


So here is my DT inspiration project...
I used...
Such a cute image!
Thank you for visiting today.
Happy crafting!

Here is the rest of our Design Team.....
 Please do visit these lovely ladies blogs for more inspiration....

Mary DT x



  

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS FACEBOOK CHALLENGE #3

Hello, hello!!
Welcome to a new challenge at

Come and join in and maybe win some prizes.
Andrea has some fabulous designs in her ETSY shop with lots more to come!
You can use this DT Promotional code to get 10% off your purchase that Andrea has very generously given...
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So my DT project...last one for 2016.
Using FLUMP n TIC
 I coloured the image using Copics.
I made a 6x6 base card in white, layered the front in a pretty design paper.
I die cut the image to create a topper and coloured the background in a pale mint green.
I cut a piece of striped paper to make a diagonal layer under the topper.
Put a pale pink bow in the top right corner.
Stamped a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment onto a piece card cut into a banner shape and coloured the background again with mint green.
And thats my card.
Please do come and join us in our challenge, we would love to see your creations.
Do also visit our other DT members blogs for more inspiration.

Happy crafting!
Mary xxx





SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #28 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
The light here is terrible lately. Such dark, dismal days.
But here is my DT inspiration for this challenge.
I used a die cut sheet from a pad in my stash.
I love these pads.
I made a simple 5x7 'Thank you' card.
The mirror in the bottom right corner is decoupaged slightly.
All the elements I used match.
Hope you find some inspiration from this and will join in our challenge.
Please do visit our other DT members blogs for even more inspiration.
Thank you for visiting today and please leave me a message so I know you have been here and I can return the visit.
Happy crafting!!
 
Mary x
 


Thursday, 15 December 2016

REMINDER FOR DECEMBER CHALLENGE - CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND

Hello again!

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

This challenge started on 01 DECEMBER with the theme
And this is my inspiration post as part of the
Christmas Belles DT
The sponsor for this challenge is...
Here is my inspiration card
A 5x7 card turned sideways.
Wrapped a piece of black and white striped ribbon around piece of black card,
cut slightly smaller to fit front of card.
Rounded the corners on the image topper.
Image was colored with Copic.
Put a stamped sentiment on the topper and placed black sticky pearls in the corner.
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 December 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #27 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
This is my inspiration for this challenge
Just a simple 'Thank you' card.
I stamped the front of a 5x7 base card with a floral stamp and leaves.
I used black for the 'outline and blue for the inner shading on the flower.
The leaves I left as they were.
I used a piece of lace-effect border across the front and put a 'Only For you' sentiment on the left side with 3D glue gel.
And thats it!
Thanks for stopping by today.
We look forward to seeing all your creations in our challenge.
Mary x

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #26 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
This is my DT inspiration for this challenge.
CAS Xmas card.
I cut a scene from a sheet of paper in my stash, layered it onto kraft card
And stamped 'Merry Christmas' in the bottom left corner.
I decorated the inside with co-ordinating papers.
And thats it!
Simple and quick.
Please visit our other DT members to see their fabulous inspirations too.
Look forward to seeing your wonderful creations in our challenge.

Mary x

Monday, 5 December 2016

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #120 - CHRISTMAS &/OR NEW YEAR

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
CHRISTMAS &/OR NEW YEAR
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 
There is this lovely prize up for grabs too so come along and join in!
The prize for the lucky winner is...
$10 Gift certificate
from one of the many renowned digital image sites.
This is my inspiration card for this challenge...
Just a simple little card this time.
I used a decoupage image I had in my stash. Perfect to send to a child.
I used a 5x7 base card, layered the front with a piece of red card cut slightly smaller than the card front. I placed the decoupage image in the centre, put a sentiment from the same decoupage sheet underneath and a small piece of holly in the top left corner.
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, 29 November 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #25

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
Loved the way this one turned out.
I cut out the bauble base card and two patterned paper layers on my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I cut the base card out twice and glued together to make a firmer base.
I added the two patterned layers.
I die a star and small snowflakes from glitter card and a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment from matt blue mirri card.
Made a triple bow using a bow maker.
I slotted the paper border through the chipboard frame and glued them in place in the centre of the card. sat the Robin on the bottom of the frame.
I glued the small snowflakes in various places, the star at the top right and the sentiment on the left.
The handmade flower I put at the edge of the frame centre and the bow in the middle.
I tied a piece of gold elastic trim through the bauble holder.
Lastly I cut out a card stand with Cameo and glued to back of card.

I used to make this card.....
from my stash
WHITE 250GSM CARD for bauble shaped base card
(bauble card template from Silhoutte Design Shop)
BORDER STRIP
HANDMADE BLUE FLOWER
BLUE RIBBON
CHIPBoaRD BIRD which I coloured with marker pens to resemble a robin.
from Magical Winter Paperpack (Yvonne Creations)
(purchased from NOOR DESIGN
BLUE PATTERNED PAPER
from Crafters Companion
ICE BLUE GLITTER CARD & BLUE MATT MIRRI CARD
DIES FREE WITH CRAFTERS INSPIRATION
from Miszmasz Papierowy
FRAME WITH OLIVE BRANCH & RIBBON
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

Sunday, 20 November 2016

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS FACEBOOK CHALLENGE #2

Hello, hello!!
Welcome to a new challenge at

Come and join in and maybe win some prizes.
Andrea has some fabulous designs in her ETSY shop with lots more to come!
You can use this DT Promotional code to get 10% off your purchase that Andrea has very generously given...
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This is what I created for my DT inspiration this time around..
I hope you like what I did and it will inspire you to enter our challenges.
These Polar bears are so cute!!
I made a 6x6 base card with cream card.
Matted and layered the front with two 'winter' effect patterened cardstock.
I wrapped gold ribbon around the mats before adhering to the front of the card.
I coloured the image with COPICS then used a die to cut it out.
I coloured a background on it then stamped an amusing sentiment underneath the image.
And thats my DT card for SheepSki Designs this time.
Thank you for stopping by today and I really hope you will enter the challenges and also visit our other DT members for more inspiration.

Happy crafting!!
Mary x

Saturday, 19 November 2016

REMINDER POST - LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #119 - WINTER

Hello lovely people!

This is a REMINDER post for
LET'S CRAFT & CREATE
Challenge #119
The theme for this challenge is....
WINTER
You can see all the fabulous inspiration projects from Team 2 right HERE....
There is this lovely prize up for grabs too so come along and join in!

Mary x



 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #23

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
This my DT project this time around...
To make this card I started with a 6x6 base card.
I layered the front in a pale blue plain card cuttung it slightly smaller than the front.
I used die cuts from a Scandinavian style layout and added die cut elements to form a 3D effect picture.
To finish I added a sentiment at the top right corner.

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

REMINDER FOR NOVEMBER CHALLENGE - CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND

Hello again!

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

This challenge started on 01 NOVEMBER with the theme
SANTA AND/OR ELF
And this is my inspiration post as part of the
Christmas Belles DT
The sponsor for this challenge is...
 Here is my inspiration card
This is such a cute image and lovely to colour.
I started with a 6x6 base card using white card.
I layered the front with redcard cutting it slightly smaller than the front, then white card cut slightly smaller again. I cut another piece 4x4 of white card and placed it on the front of the card. I distressed the edges of the mat with the coloured image and stamped a sentiment in the top right corner. I placed three self-adhesive red pearls in the top left corner and a red spotted bow under the image.
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, 8 November 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #22 ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
This is my DT project this time around...
To make this card I started with a 6x6 base card using kraft card.
I layered the front in red plain card cuttung it slightly smaller than the front.
I used a die cut layer from a topper pad in my stash and added die cut elements from the same page to form a 3D effect picture.
To finish I added a stamped 'Happy Birthday' banner sentiment at the bottom.

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

Saturday, 5 November 2016

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #119 - WINTER

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
WINTER
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 
There is this lovely prize up for grabs too so come along and join in!
This is my inspiration card for this challenge...
For this card I made a 6x6 white base card, layered the front with silver glitter card and embossed three quarters of the top layer with a snowflake design embossing folder. I die snowflakes from some of the glitter card and placed three on the front of the card. I cut a piece of the glitter card to fit across the part that wasnt embossed on the front and layered it with white card cut slightly smaller. I stamped a sentiment onto the front of it.
(When matting and layering I usually cut my mats one-eighth of an inch smaller each time.)
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, 1 November 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #21 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
This my DT project this time around...

 To make this card I started with a 6x6 base card.
I layered the front in a pale blue plain card cuttung it slightly smaller than the front.
I used a die cut layer in a pretty vintage style paper and added die cut elements from the same page to form a 3D effect picture.
To finish I added a stamped banner sentiment at the top.

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

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE - #20 ANYTHING GOES

Hello!!
Another week, another challenge at
The theme as always is
ANYTHING GOES
This my DT project this time around...
I created a 6x6 base card using kraft card
I cut 2 mats for the front of the base card, each one slightly smaller than the card front.
The second mat I embossed with a 'In the Forest' embossing folder from the AUTUMN MORNING COLLECTION from CRAFTERS COMPANION.
I adhered the mats to the card front then adhered a piece of Burlap from the same collectionacross the front of the mats.
I used the image AUTUMN DELIGHT from MISS DAISY STAMPS,
I printed the image onto white stamping card and I coloured it using Copic markers.
I used a die from FIRST EDITION to cut around the image giving it a 'torn' effect.
I adhered this to a piece of patterned paper slightly bigger than the die cit image using 3D glue gel to give some depth. I adhered this to the card front on top of the burlap.
There was a sentiment as part of the image download which I made into a banner. I shaped this to give a wavy effect and adhered it to the card front under the image.

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

Thursday, 20 October 2016

DT INTRO POST FOR SHEEPSKI DESIGNS

Hello, hello!!
I am really excited to bring you this post!
I am so happy to announce that I have been asked to join a brand new Design Team!
It is owned by such a lovely lady, Andrea Norris who designs and draws all the images.
The challenges will begin on 20th of each month in SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps Facebook group....
So come and join in and maybe win some prizes.
Andrea has some fabulous designs in her ETSY shop with lots more to come!
Use this DT Promotional code to get 10% off your purchase...
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This is what I created for my DT Intro post..
I hope you like what I did and it will inspire you to enter our challenges.
I made a 6x6 base card with kraft card.
Matted and layered the front with gold mirri card and a pale yellow patterened card.
I wrapped gold ribbon around the mats before adhering to the front of the card.
I coloured the image with COPICS then die an oval shape around it.
I placed a mixture of paper flowers in top right corner, made a double bow from the gold ribbon and adhered the bow on top of the ribbon using 3D glue gel.
I cut a sentiment banner from the yellow patterned paper and used a 'happy birthday' stamp.
I placed a heart shaped flat backed pearl at the right side of the banner.

And thats my DT Intro card for SheepSki Designs.
Thank you for stopping by today and I really hope you will enter the challenges and also visit our other DT members for more inspiration.

Happy crafting!!
Mary x

 I would like to enter this into the following challenges....

LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS - Challenge #44 Anything Goes
PETAL LU CHALLENGE BLOG - #24 Anything Goes
SCRAPPING4FUN CHALLENGES - #76 Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR - Week starting 18th Oct
THE RIBBON GIRL BLOG - October Any Image Challenge
7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND "WE ROCK!" - #1 Anything Goes 
WORLDWIDE OPEN DESIGN TEAM CHALLENGE - #15 Anything Goes 
INSPIRATION DESTINATION CHALLENGE BLOG - #108 Anything Goes
LOVE TO SCRAP CHALLENGE - #88 Anything Goes 
A BIT MORE TIME TO CRAFT - #30 Anything Goes   





Tuesday, 18 October 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #19

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

For this challenge this my DT project is...

I created a 5X7 base card
I cut 2 mats for the front of the base card in different sizes using different patterened paper.
I used a Tattered Lace die for the lady.
I made a sentiment banner for the top left corner, added a bow to the side and a pearl on top of the knot.


A small self adhesive pearls to each of the 4 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

Saturday, 15 October 2016

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - OCTOBER CHALLENGE REMINDER

Hello again!

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

This challenge started on 01 OCTOBER with the theme
USE A LOT OR A LITTLE ORANGE
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 used lots of different 'orange' papers for this, some patterned, some plain.
I started with a 6x6 base card using kraft card.
I layered the front with gold mirri card cutting it slightly smaller than the front, then orange plain card cut slightly smaller again. I cut two pieces 4x4, one patterned, one plain and placed them on the front of the card at opposite angles, the plain piece on the top.
I coloured the image in orange too and around the edge and placed on top of the angled mats using 3D glue gel. I made a gold double bow in satin ribbon and put in the top right corner. I cut a poinsettia and leaves in gold mirri card, put it together using 3D glue gel then put some seed beads in the centre using 3D glue gel again. I stamped a sentiment onto a cream banner using gold ink and then shaped the the banner to give more depth.

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, 11 October 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #18

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

For this challenge this my DT project is...


The image for this card was part of a paper collection I had in my stash

I created a 6x6 base card like this...
Cut 2 pieces of card measuring 6x6ins,
Score across one piece an inch down from the top,
Fold across the score line,
Glue just the folded piece to the other piece of card to make the card base.
I cut 2 mats for the front of the base card in different sizes using different patterened paper.
Then cut a strip 6ins wide x 3ins deep and a smaller piece in blue card to fit on top.
I adhered these to the front of the card with 3D glue gel, placed a paper flower and leaves in the top right corner and an image of a vintage lady to the left side at an angle.
Glued a bow to the bottom right and placed a sentiment on the middle strip.
A small self adhesive pearls to each of the 4 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, 7 October 2016

WINTER WONDERLAND CHALLENGE - LET'S GET KRAFTY OR PLAID IT AGAIN SAM

Good morning one and all!

Another new challenge starts today over at
WINTER WONDERLAND
and it is my turn to host...

with a theme of
LET'S GET KRAFTY OR PLAID IT AGAIN SAM

Our sponsors for this challenge are...
Di's Digi Stamps
giving a $12 voucher for their store.
AND
Crafty Sentiments
giving a choice of 3 digi's from their store.
Here is  my inspiration card....
I created a Vintage style card this time around.
I used kraft card for the base, matted and layered the front in silver mirri and red card.
I die cut panels in a fancy shape for the front, smaller than the main mats and used foam tape to adhere to card to give it depth.
I die a bauble and ribbon enbellishment and put glitter in various places on it. Then adhered it to the card to the front. I used a Vintage style topper, adhered to a piece of red card and placed on front using 3D glue gel. I tied a bow in red twine and adhered to front using 3D glue gel.
Lastly I put a red self adhesive pearl in all 4 corners and a Christmas sentiment across the top.
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

 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #118

Hello lovely people!

We have a new challenge starting today over at
LET'S CRAFT & CREATE
The theme for this challenge is....
HALLOWEEN/AUTUMN/FALL

Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 

There is this lovely prize up for grabs too so come along and join in!


This is my inspiration card for this challenge...


I used a black base card turned on its side.
I cut the 'Halloween' topper on my Silhouette Cameo from a file purchased in the Silhouette Design Store. I matted and layered the front of the base card with orange and black card from my stash. I attached the topper with 3D glue gel. The leaves were from my stash.

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 would like to enter my card into the following challenges....

Unicorn Challenge - Pretty Pinks or Halloween
Fabrika Fantasy Digis - Halloween 


 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #17 - ANYTHING GOES

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

For this challenge my DT project is...


The image for this card was part of some celebration freebies at Kit and Clowder
It was donated by Scrappers Delights
(If you haven't heard of Kit & Clowder check it out HERE)
I coloured the image with Copic markers.

I created a 5x7 base card...
(Cut 2 pieces of card measuring 5x7ins,
Score across one piece an inch down from the top,
Fold across the score line,
Glue just the folded piece to the other piece of card to make the card base)
I cut 2 mats for the front of the base card.
Placed the image to the right side.
Glued a bow to the left side.
A sentiment pennant to the top left.
4 small self adhesive pearls to each corner.

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

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE #16 - 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 CRAFTING CHALLENGE #15 - 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 #14

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





Friday, 2 September 2016

WINTER WONDERLAND - CUTE CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS

Good morning one and all!

Another new challenge starts today over at
WINTER WONDERLAND
hosted this time around by JUDITH
with a theme of
CUTE XMAS CHARACTERS OR AN EASEL CARD

Our sponsors for this challenge are...

PINK GEM DESIGNS

And the prize is....
2 DIGI IMAGES

Here is  my inspiration card....


I covered the front of my base card with a paper from PION DESIGNS from my stash.

I used a CHRISTMAS GREETING strip from the same collection under the image.
I used a Christmas bauble in chipboard with a piece of red and white twine through the top.
I placed the coloured image on the front of my card.

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...
PION DESIGNS GLISTENING SEASON
COLOURED IMAGE FROM PINK GEM DESIGNS
TWINE FROM MY STASH
CHIPBOARD BAUBLE


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

LOVE TO CRAFT CHALLENGE #2 - SEPTEMBER ANYTHING GOES