Monday, 26 November 2012

Challenge 80 at Crafty Cardmakers

Good morning!

Hope everyone is safe and dry after the soggy weather we've had recently! Here in Devon we  had severe flooding last week and over the weekend, causing road closures, landslides and washing away roads and bridges which resulted in my drive to work taking 2 hours last Wednesday instead of the usual 25 mins. It was quite scary driving around a bend in a narrow lane to find a car bonnet-deep in water!

Anyway on to this morning's post.

Our Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight, hosted by Fiona, is a photo inspiration challenge.
Make a card or project inspired by the following photo. You can take inspiration from any part of it really, from the actual image or from the colours.

 We are sponsored again by



$15 Gift Certificate to the Crop Stop Store 

On to my Design Team piece for this challenge. It was fab having my favourite colours as inspiration but I spent far too much time playing with my stash and took ages to come up with something!

So here is my card, it is another CAS card - really not my usual style at all but something I seem to be turning to more and more lately! I wanted the simplicity of the colour scheme and the lovely die to be the focus and hope I have achieved this.

I used a DL sized card blank (another step away from my usual square card shape) and die cut the fab Memory Box christmas tree to leave an aperture in the front of the card. Behind the aperture, I fixed a piece of aqua card and then added the die cut tree back into the aperture on top of the aqua card. A pretty aqua bow, sparkly gems and a sentiment stamped in teal Stazon completes the card.

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the fab creations of my team-mates, and whilst you're there why not have a go?

That's all for now, back soon xx


Monday, 12 November 2012

Challenge 79 over at Crafty Cardmakers

Hi everyone,

Our challenge this time over at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by BettyC and she would like you to use more than 1 punch or die cut. You can have a combination such as 1 punch and 1 diecut as that equals two, or two punches, two diecuts. You can use more if you wish as long as there is at least two in combination or two of either on your creation.

Please remember to check the rules and make sure you follow the criteria.
Mr. Linky is set to block anyone that doesn't link back to Crafty Cardmakers and to the actual post being entered, so if you have problems please check first that you have linked correctly.  

We are sponsored by Hobby Art with this fabulous prize of two stamp sheets
CSS005 - Floral Bird House
 CSS006 Nesting

We are also sponsored by Milk Coffee Digital Stamps
with a prize of 5 Digital Stamps 
Milk Coffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialising in cute and girly images. We provide high quality digital images with high resolution so you could resize at a big enough size for your project. We have many different image styles; sophisticated lady, cute girl, whimsical image, cute stuff, fairytale creature, and many other varied themes so they can fit many different crafting styles.

Here is my creation:

I have painted a wooden photo frame blank with acrylic paint and die cut flowers and leaves using Marianne dies. I have added pearls to the centre of the roses.

Thanks for looking, back again soon xx