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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

EMERALD CITY CRAFTS - NEW DT POST

Good evening!
I do hope everyone is bathed in sunshine. Nice to see the sun instead of rain!
So, I have a small announcement to make.
I am very excited to announce my new DT position at
This is a brand new challenge blog so its a little bit exciting.
The DT consists of a wonderful group of ladies, all very talented.
And of course is owned by the lovely Linda Simpson.
Our first challenge is due to go live on
7th JULY at 8am
We do hope you will join us for some fun.
Happy crafting!

Mary x

Monday, 15 May 2017

MIX IT UP CHALLENGE #1

Please feel free to take our blog logo and display on your own blog.
***THESE ARE OUR CHALLENGE RULES**
The challenges at MIX IT UP will run for a whole month,
with a midway post on 15th with more inspiration from our DT.
You can enter up to 5 projects in our challenges and combine them with as many 
other challenges as you wish.***
All our challenges will be 'ANYTHING GOES' with an optional twist and your projects
can be anything, cards, ATC, Mixed Media, 3D Projects, Altered Art, papercrafts and/or scrapbook layouts. We want to 'mix it up'!
The challenge will close at 6pm EST (11PM GMT (UK time)
on the last day of the month.
We hope you will join us for all our challenges.
 This is my inspiration project for you.
For this challenge I made a 3D project of a gift box and tag.
I cut out the box using my Silhouette Cameo then embossed the pieces before
putting it together. I also embossed the white flower decoration on the front.
I slotted a piece of co-ordinating ribbon through the holes at the front and tied it in a bow.
I cut out the tag and cupcake embellishment using a Tonic Studios gift box die and
added a green pearl flower at the top.
Hope this will give you lots of inspiration.Take a moment or two to meet my other teamies....

Friday, 5 May 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #125

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
'MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND'
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 
This is my DT inspiration for you this time around.
A simple card this time around.
A 6x6 white base card embossed on the front with 'trellis' embossing folder.
Some die cut ivy and small flowers. I placed 'prills' in the centre of the flowers.
I used a pink bow and a 'Friendship' sentiment.
Hope you like it and I hope you will join our challenge.
This is the prize for the winner of this challenge....
Happy crafting!
Hugs
Mary x

Hope you will also take a minute to visit our other Team 1 DT members blogs for their inspiration.

Cheryl
Ursula
Hazel
Katarzyna
Monika
Sherry
Lis
Janis
Agnieszka
 

Monday, 1 May 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS BLOG CHALLENGE #2 - ANYTHING GOES

Well here we are!
Our second blog challenge!
I decided to switch to the blog as that is what I am used to.
A brand new blog and challenge.
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS CHALLENGES
The theme for this challenge is....
ANYTHING GOES.
You can read the rules....
HERE
 So here is my DT inspiration for you!
I used the image POSH PUPPY which you can find HERE
SHORT STEP BY STEP
1. 6x6 white base card
2. Matted & layered dark blue.
3. Printed image onto white cardstock and coloured with Copics.
4. Die cut around image with pierced rectangle.
5. Matted onto dark blue card.
6. Die cut lacy border & adhered to right of image.
7. Stamped sentiment & die cut with pirced banner.
 
I hope you like what I did with the image and it will give you some inspiration.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will visit our other DT members to see their inspiration too.
And here they are in case you get lost lol.

Rijacki (Kate)

Happy crafting!!
Mary x


GET CREATIVE CHALLENGE #58 BUTTONS N BOWS

Hello!
A happy May Day to all.
I have some news...I have been accepted on to this fabulous DT!
I am really looking forward to working with this fabulous owner and team of super ladies.
So my first project.
The Theme this time is...
BUTTON N BOWS! This challenge is sponsored by....
I chose one of Nikki Burnette's images to work with....
Here is my project...hope it inspires you a little.
I used the image CADENCE and coloured her with Copics.
You can find her HERE
I hope you will join in with our challenge.
We look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Do also visit my teamies to see their projects to inspire you.
Thank you for visiting today.

Mary x

MY TEAMIES!






SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGES - MAY

Hello once again.
A new challenge at SUNNY DAY CRAFTING begins today.....
for the month of MAY
**The challenges are now monthly at SDC instead of weekly.**
The theme this month is...
OUR PHOTO INSPIRATION
So here is my DT inspiration for you....
I cut a 6x6 kraft card base card and layered the front with blue mirri card then another
layer with a blue and white stripey paper. I printed a pre-coloured digi image of a GRADUATION OWL from Polkadoodles and cut it out using a pierced circle die. I stamped a sentiment and cut it out as a flag. Lastly I placed a blue self-adhesive pearl in each corner.
 I hope you like it and you will join in with our challenge.
Good luck!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy crafting!!

Mary..
DT member for Sunny Day Crafting.

Please do visit our other DT members blogs for more inspiration.
Agnieszka
Amy
Deb
Janis
 Sherry
Janice
Carolyn
Suzanne
Jenny



Sunday, 30 April 2017

A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT CHALLENGE #5 - SheepSki Designs

Hello and welcome to Challenge #5 here at
A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT
We are having such a huge response to our challenges!
Lots of beautiful entries! So thank you! from us all here!
We are sponsored this time around by...
You can visit the shop HERE
and see ???? lovely work!There is a FACEBOOK group too!
You can join HERE and see all the new releases and special offers!!
So here is my DT inspiration project...
 I used...
ANGELICA
Which you can purchase HERE
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

  

Saturday, 8 April 2017

MIX IT UP CHALLENGES - JUST FOR FUN

There will be new challenges coming to blog world very soon!
You will not want to miss this one!
The first challenge will go live at 6am EST (11am UK time) on MAY 01st
The name...??
And I will be a member of Team 2 posting on 15th of every month.
There will be a lot of fun to be had here!
But first, we have a JUST FOR FUN challenge to wet your appetite 
and get you into the spirit of things to come.
So why not pop along and join in our Just For Fun challenge...
The challenge will close at 6pm EST on April 30th..
Which if I have my time differences correct will be 
1PM GMT (UK time

Take a moment or two to meet my other teamies....
Cindy
Ina
Irena
Mary
Niki
Sherry

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #124

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
'EASTER/APRIL SHOWERS/SPRING'
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 
This is my DT inspiration for you this time around.
Im afraid I must apologise about the picture quality.
I can never get a good picture with a white card.
A simple card this time around.
A 5x7 white base card embossed on the front with a frame embossing folder.
A single rose in vase in the centre of the frame.
I also used a bow and a 'Spring' sentiment.
Hope you like it and I hope you will join our challenge.
Happy crafting!
Hugs
Mary x

Hope you will also take a minute to visit our Team 1 DT members blogs for their inspiration.

Mary, Owner
Cheryl
Ursula
Hazel
Katarzyna
Monika
Sherry
Lis
Janis
Agnieszka


 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS CHALLENGE #1 - ANYTHING GOES

Well here we are!
The very first blog challenge for SheepSki Designs!
Before I move on to my DT inspiration I just wanted to mention that Andrea has one of her famous games going on. Read all about it on the challenge blog by clicking the link below.
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS CHALLENGES
This first challenge is...
ANYTHING GOES.
You can read the rules....
HERE
 So here is my first DT inspiration post and I am very excited about this!
My DT inspiration card for you!
I used the image FREESIA VASE which you can find on the Etsy shop.
I coloured the image with Copic markers.
I cut a 5x7 base card and layered it up with papers in a pale yellow.
I used glue gel on the image topper to add dimension.
I hope you like what I did with the image and it will give you some inspiration.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will visit our other DT members to see their inspiration too.
And here they are in case you get lost lol.

Please pay my teamies a visit and see their projects also.

Cara
Claudia
Jean
Michelle
Miran
Nana Connie
Patti
Rijacki
Sherry


I would like to enter my card into these challenges.....



A NEW DT POSITION & CHALLENGE BLOG!

Hello!!
I have just been accepted to a new DT and I am really excited about this! It is more than just cards so I think it will be a very exciting addition to my Design Team positions.
It is a brand new challenge blog, MIX IT UP CHALLENGE BLOG
Stop by and check us out and maybe join our challenges.
Our first challenge will go live 01 MAY and I cant wait to see what my teamies come up with!
Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by!

Mary
x


SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGE - SPRING

Hello once again.
A new challenge at SUNNY DAY CRAFTING begins today.
**The challenges are now monthly at SDC instead of weekly.**
The theme this month is...
SPRING with an ANYTHING GOES option.
So here is my DT inspiration for you....
 I made a 6x6 base card, cut an apperture out the centre front.
I die cut a bouquet topper from a small pad in my stash.
I placed this on the inside on top of a base layer.
I used sticky foam strips to place the topper to give dimension.
I put a 'Spring' sentiment under the aperture on the front.
I hope you like it and you will join in with our challenge.
Good luck!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy crafting!!

Mary..
DT member for Sunny Day Crafting.

Please do visit our other DT members blogs for more inspiration.

Agnieszka
Amy
Deb
Janis
Sherry
Janice
Carolyn
Suzanne
Jenny



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

           

Friday, 31 March 2017

A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT CHALLENGE #4

Hello and welcome to Challenge #4 here at
A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT
We are having such a huge response to our challenges!
Lots of beautiful entries! So thank you! from us all here!
We are sponsored this time around by...
ERICRAFT
You can visit the shop HERE
a
nd see Erica's lovely work!

 There is a FACEBOOK group too! 
You can join HERE and see all the new releases and special offers!!
So here is my DT inspiration project...
I used the image RACHEL BALLERINA...
Which you can purchase HERE
Such a cute image!
I hope my project will give you some inspiration to join our challenge.
We look forward to seeing your creations.
Thank you for visiting today.
Happy crafting!

Here is the rest of our Design Team.....
Be sure to pay them a visit and see their inspirations too.
Mary
DT member APTTC
x


Monday, 20 March 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS FB GROUP MARCH CHALLENGE

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...
SKIMARY10
And here is my DT inspiration project this time around...
 I used the image FLORAL HEART which you can purchase HERE
I coloured it using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.
Hope it will give you some inspiration.
You can find our Challenge HERE
Our new blog Sheepski Designs Challenge Blog has its first challenge 01st April!
Make sure you follow us and enter our challenges for some great prizes!
You can follow the blog HERE for all the news!!
Look forward to seeing you there!

Hugs
Mary xx

Sunday, 5 March 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #123 enTWINEd

Hello lovely people!

We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
'enTWINEd'
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 
This is my DT inspiration for you this time around.
A simple card this time around for me.
I love these A4 die cut paper pads, all the pretty images that just need adding to a base card.

Hope you like it.
I hope you will join our challenge.
Happy crafting!
Hugs
Mary x

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT CHALLENGE #3

Hello and welcome to a new challenge here at
A PERFECT TIME TO CRAFT
We are having such a huge response to our challenges!
Lots of beautiful entries! So thank you! from us all here!
We are sponsored this time around by...
SASAYAKI GLITTER
You can visit the shop HERE
a
nd see Naz's lovely work!

There is a FACEBOOK group too! 
You can join HERE and see all the new releases and special offers!!
So here is my DT inspiration project...
I used...
HAPPY DAY
Which you can purchase HERE
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