Friday 27 November 2015




I am really happy to be a part of this new Design Team and would like to thank Abbie and Helen for inviting me. I hope it is a great success. So come along and join in the challenges. There will be some lovely prizes to be won.

For this challenge our lovely sponsors are A DAY FOR DAISES and they are offering a $12 gift card for their shop. 
Our other sponsor STARSTAMPZ are offering 2 digi images.

It is the turn of Abbie's Allstars Team to post our inspiration projects for this challenge.

So on to my card.
The image I chose to use for this challenge is....

So here is my inspiration card...

I used a nice Xmas red card from my stash to make the base card blank.
I put a die cut topper from a paper pad from STUDIO LIGHT in my stash.
In the border on the left of the topper I placed the coloured Christmas Bells image.
I put it on with sticky pads to give it a 3D effect.
In the top right corner I placed a small sentiment, a bow tied from some gold coloured cord and placed a paper Poinsettia on top.
In the bottom right corner I placed a die cut snowflake from the same paper pad as the topper.
In the centre I put a pice of handmade holly.

On the inside of the card I put a strip of music sheet paper across the centre.
In the top left corner I placed a gold bow and underneath the music sheet I placed a heart sentimnet from the Studio Light paper pad.

I hope you like what I did and find some inspiration from it.

Happy crafting and we look forward to seeing you in our challenge!


Wednesday 25 November 2015



Good morning and welcome to our challenge at Crafting For All Seasons
Our sponsor for this challenge is THAT CRAFT PLACE.
The prize is 3 images from THAT CRAFT PLACE
The image I used for my inspiration card is 'LET IT SNOW'
And here is what I did with it....

I made a 5x7 card blank then printed out a background paper from a Crafters Companion CD which had part of 'Romany Christmas' on it. The paper was 7x7 so I turned the card blank on its side and adhered the background paper to it that way. A small piece was above the fold in the card.
I took  some tags from a Nordic Christmas paper pad in my stash and adhered one to to the top left corner at an angle. The other I placed in the bottom left corner. I placed a self adhesive clear gem to the top of the bottom tag and another to the top of a tree in the background paper. I made a small bow from some blue & white striped ribbon in my stash and put tht at the left side of the card.
I placed the coloured image to the right side of the card.
She originally had some snowballs as part of the image but unfortunately I cut them off when I was cutting out the image so I improvised and used tiny pieces of a cotton wool ball and stuck them on the card for snowballs.
I tied a small just bow to the top of the tag placed at the top of the card.

I hope you like what I did and find a little inspiration from it.
I look forward to seeing your entries into our challenge.

Happy crafting!
Mary x

Saturday 21 November 2015


Theme is CHRISTMAS and our sponsor is PPINKYDOLLS

The prize for this challenge is
so come along and join in the fun!
This is my DT inspiration for this challenge.

I cut a 6x6 card blank from red card I had in my stash.
I cut a piece slightly smaller in a red spotted card to make a mat for the front of the card and also for the inside.
I coloured the 'ELF AND SNOWMAN' image, which can be purchased from Ppinkydolls shop HERE, using my Spectrum Noir markers. I cut around the image leaving a narrow border which I coloured in a soft grey. I am only just starting with colouring so its not perfect lol.
I had a short piece of Xmas ribbon which I stuck to the top left corner but made it so it was away from the card in the middle.
I stuck the image to the card using sticky pads to raise it off the card slightly...I tied some green, red and white jute twine to make a bow and stuck that to my card with glue. On top I added a poinsettia paper flower. In the top right and bottom left corners I put 3 pieces of Holly in each corner.

I hope you find some inspiration from my card.
 Look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge!

Happy crafting!!
Mary x

Wednesday 11 November 2015


and our sponsor is

he prize for this challenge is 3 images from our sponsors store so come along and join in the fun!
I decided to make a tag for my DT project and use a Scrappers Delight image I already had.

I love Christmas and Poinsettias so this image was perfect.
Ive not done a lot of colouringbut I was really pleased with how this turned out.

First I cut out a tag shape, on my Silhouette Cameo, using Kraft card. I cut it out twice and stuck them together using double-sided sticky tape. I prefer it to glue for some projects.
I covered the back of the tag in some Xmas looking stripey paper from my stash.
I always have lots of little bits of left over card I can use for small bits for a card.
Next I covered the front in a green Xmas themed paper and stuck it again with double-sided tape.
I then cut half a tag out on my Cameo in a red embossed card and stuck that to my tag in the same way as before.
I then added a small laser cut Xmas bauble with red and green twine threaded through the top. I placed this at an angle in the bottom right corner, the twine I fastened under the petals of the Poinsettia.

I coloured the Poinsettia using Spectrum Noir pens with these colours...
DR7, DR6, DR4, CR11, CR6
JG6, DG3, DG4, CG4, LG5
OR1, LY3
In the bottom left corner I placed a small printed Xmas sentiment.
In the top right corner I put a red heart on a peg and through the hole in the top of the tag I threaded a piece of red ribbon and tied a knot.
Everything I used came from my own stash.
I hope you like what I did and will come along and join in our challenge.
I hope too my project will give you lots of inspiration.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creations.

Happy crafting!  
Mary xx

Saturday 7 November 2015




Hello - Im here today to share my CCC DT contribution with you.
I hope it gives you a little inspiration and encouragement to join in with our challenge.
With Christmas coming up there are so many different creations to make!
I chose a card for this pretty image 3 LITTLE CHRISTMAS GIRLS from All Dressed Up.

I coloured her outfit in blue, on her hat and dress fur I put some glitter...
After I coloured her I used my Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight to die-cut around the image.
I used an A4 piece of dark blue card to make a 6 x 61/2 base card. 
I cut a mat from some gorgeous papers I have in my stash, Glistening Season from Pion.
I added this to my base card at a slight angle to the left...on top of that I placed the mat with the coloured image at a slight angle to the right. 
In the bottom right corner I added some pale blue sticky pearls and a piece of handmade holly.
In the bottom left corner I added some dried flower stems and a white poinsettia to make a small bouquet embellishment. I love flowers!
I cut out a Xmas greeting in blue mirror card and placed it in the top left corner and added another piece of holly right below it.

On the inside of my card I cut another piece of Glistening Season paper, this time a piece with writing on. In the top right corner I added a small vintage style Xmas tag at an angle and in the opposite corner a winter scene stamp.  

I hope you like what I did and that you will visit our other DT members blogs also.

Happy crafting and look forward to seeing you join us!
Mary x

The list below are some of the places I purchased the items to make this card and lots more of the other crafty goodies in my craft stash.

Thursday 5 November 2015



Theme is...

Good morning!
I am here today to share my DT card for Lets Craft and Create Challenge #107.
The theme for this challenge is LOTS OF BLING.
I hope you like what I did.

I scored and folded in half an A4 piece of kraft card to make my card base.
I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller and stuck this to the front of my card.
I put a ribbon slider on some wide brown ribbon and placed it near to top..I stuck the top and bottom ends of the ribbon to the inside of my card using double-sided tape.
I added self-adhesive bling flourish to the right side of my card.
In the centre I placed a large coloured daisy with some gold twists and glued them in place with some 3D glue gel. I added a gold bow just underneath the flower.
In the top right corner I put a few self-adhesive clear bling around the corner then added a small sentiment just below it.

 Inside of my card.
I cut out another contrasting base, scored and cut it in half to cover the inside of my card.
It also covered the ends of the ribbon I had stuck to the inside.
I did not add much to the inside, just a small stamp image that I cut out from the paper pad I used.
To make this card I used the following....
Self adhesive bling flourish from WANT 2 SCRAP
Brown ribbon, daisy, gold ribbon (for bow), clear self-adhesive bling, sentiment...all from my stash.
Paper pad was Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden...beautiful papers.
These can be purchased in the UK.
So I hope you like my bit of inspiration for this challenge and that you will stop by all the other designers blogs and see their creations too!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope we will see you joining in with us.

Happy crafting!

Mary xx

Would also like to enter this in the following challenges....

Crafting Musketeers - Anything But Square
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Birthday
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

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