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Monday, 11 July 2016

#168 Bling It Up

Before we get down to today’s challenge I am delighted to announce that the lovely Glenda has rejoined the team. Welcome back Glenda
Mary is hosting our Bling It Up challenge, so let's see lots of gems, sparkle, glitter, anything that adds a bling quality to your creations.

As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT 


I used Hunkydory's The Little Book of Milestone Birthdays, decoupaging the image before matting it onto glitter card and adding Stickles.

A card with lots of sticky gems! Dies from Heartfelt Creations, Go Kreate, Sue Wilson, and Sizzix, paper from Papermania and shading using Pan Pastels.

I made my card using an image from My Besties for this bling it on challenge.  The card was coloured with Copics using a violet, orange and yellow colour scheme. I used 2 die cuts, the frame and the flower banner to layer my image and finished the card with some yellow roses and of course lots of bling.

Bling it up. I used rhinestones  in the top left corner, on the hats flowers, the butterfly, the circle background, scalloped edges and a couple on the bottom border. Just a fun card to apologize for being tardy on my birthday wishes. :O)
I featured an array of butterflies cut from DP to go with my scripty background and finished with lots of BLING!

I have used this lovely paper range from Echo Park and of course lots of bling!
New Masterboard decorated with Tim Holtz and Seth Apter stencils and dies which I "blinged-up!" by adding gilding. The stamps are by Tim Holtz, Seth Apter and Kaisercraft.
I have used texture paste which I glittered on top, through a Sweet Poppy stencil. Details on my blog

I added lace, rhinestones, Prisma flower and turtle charm to the two Ikea silverware holders. These were headed for the trash bin - not anymore! The seashell was embellished with rhinestone and ribbon and bling was added to the other shells with glitter and Wink of Stella. It is not easy to photograph bling! This is my best after about 30 attempts.

When I thought about "bling" I thought about sparkling diamond rings and as we have several weddings coming up this was a perfect opportunity to make a wedding card with lots of shimmer and shine. 
I have used one of the brand new Woodware Christmas stamps for my card with plenty of added bling in the form of Glitter Glue, Gems and Nailheads.
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#167 Shabby Chic, Winner and Top 5

Good morning, it's Winners time again.

Ina here. I hosted the Shabby Chic challenge and my top spots go to:-

For the fabulous £12 voucher from WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION

I loved all the textures layers and recycled products used here. Beautiful colours and layout.

and my Top 5 are:
Fabulous distressed layers and beautiful floral spray.

A totally stunning piece of work here. Simply beautiful.
So much gorgeous grunge here. Love the layers. Great collage.
So many beautiful elements added here and that image is just so adorable.
Simply stunning. Beautifully coloured image and great distressing. Gorgeous floral arrangement.

Congratulations to you all. Could the winner please email me at the address in the side bar to collect your Woodware prize. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge. 

Monday, 27 June 2016

#167 Shabby Chic

Ina is hosting our challenge today. We would like to see your shabby chic/distressed creations.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!
We are sponsored for this challenge by
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.
Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at www.woodware.co.uk/blog.
Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
I have made this card for a special friend in soft colours using Dies Punches and various Shabby Chic embellishments.

JosephineFor this challenge, I used an image from a CDRom of vintage images and teamed it with ribbon, lace, flowers and some Coredinations card that I distressed.

For this challenge I used these pretty vintage ladies from Dover Publications.The image was coloured with Copics and A Wink of Stella.  I added some papers I aged, doilies, stitch stamp, lace flowers, pearls, sequins, butterfly and a sentiment by Stampin Up.

Made this with another of my Masterboards, Big and Juicy inks then crackle paste through a stencil. Mounted it onto pastel satin card and added the doily, flowers, sentiment and butterfly (Tim Holtz dies and stamps). Finished with a distressed ribbon and gems.
I used Debbi Moore's Shabby Chic Victorian Botanical CD ROM and paper from an old Joanna Sheen's paper pad.

I have used a Vintage Christmas image and a Marianne Designs Oval Image

I have used a couple of Stampendous butterfly stamps for my card which was inspired by a trip to Pinterest, my favourite place for inspiration.

I altered this bottle using a picture of my Grandma, Edith May Demmon, as a young girl. I used pearls, ribbon and a crystal charm. Pearls were added to the inside for a little something extra.

I have used this gorgeous range from My Minds Eye "My Story" and a wooden flourish heart from Kaisercraft.  Distressed edges and some flowers to give it some shabby!

I have used the lovely new stamps from Polkadoodles called Daisy Days to create my card, along with some backing paper from the accompanying CD. Details on my blog

I have used some patterned papers, Kraft card, flowers, pearls and splatters of white paint to create my Shaaby Chic card.

I have used a patterned paper from my stash for the background, and a topper sheet I made myself using serif.  I distressed all the edges and added a flower made from old book pages.

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#166 For a Special Man, Winner and Top 5

Good morning, it's Winners time again.

Lin here. I hosted the Special Man challenge and my Winner and Top 5 are …

68 Janja
I wouldn't normally show two pics, but this card had so much fabulous detail on the inside I wanted to share it all with you!

and my Top 5 are:
17 Shaz In Oz
Some fabulous texture in this card, including real sand!

29 Hailey C
Love the dimension on this fabulous card.

30 Paper Talk With Samra
Lots of amazing detail here, love the wrenches tightening the bolts on the cogs!

39 Asha
Wow. These chilli look so real they made my mouth water.

74 Red Obsession
The sentiment says it all and is perfect for a Special Man
Congratulations to you all.  Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.

Monday, 13 June 2016

#166 For a Special Man

With Father's Day a couple of days away we would like to see your projects for a Special Man. This challenge is being hosted by Me!
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT
I have used stamps from Heartfelt Creations' Winking Frog range, along with a Spellbinders Card Creator die. Please see my blog for details and more pics.
The special man for me is my husband, whose birthday is coming up. The image is a Crafty Individuals' stamp which I stamped in Versamark ink, then coloured with Perfect Pearls to give a shaded, metallic image.

This collage card I made for a special friend for his birthday. The stamped image is from the Tim Holtz collection from Stampers Anonymous.  The image was embossed with a copper coloured embossing powder. I added a clock and hands , gears, sentiment and a background die for interest.  To complete the card I added a die cut birthday sentiment.

For my son-in-law who has a couple of cats and is very much into computers and electronics. I used the first House Mouse Design project book from Joanna Sheen.

This stamp is Fiddlin' Frog from Heartfelt Creations, colored with Copics.  The background is a combination of Copics and Distress Ink.  This card will go to a special Dad in a Retirement Home.

I have made this card for my Guitar Crazy Hubby going with the guitar theme and a bit of grunge and music peeking through a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die.

Made this card for Father's Day. The Masterboard was put together using old tax disks then stamped and sprayed. The stamps are Tim Holtz, Impression Obsession, Creative Expressions and Indigo Blu.

I have made this card with a selection of stamps, Flonz, Sheena Douglass and Inkylicious Stamps.The Background is Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.

My card was made using materials printed from a Debbie Moore CD for a friend who wanted a card for a train enthusiast.
For my card I have used the 'Mr Smith's Workshop' stamps and paper pack. I have also used some dies, stencils and charms to embellish my project.

My card was made using a stamp from Stampers Anonymous, I created a one layer card and used Copic markers for a vibrant look.

I have used the Kaisercraft Sears and Son range to create a Father's day card and added texture with chipboard pieces and embossing the stars.
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