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Monday, 24 April 2017

#187 Pearls And/Or Gems

Josephine is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Pearls and/or Gems. We would like to see lots and lots of pearly pearls or blingy gems, or both.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has some luscious pearls or sparkling gems.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


For this challenge, I've used a new die from Hobbycraft which was branded Intricut. It's really pretty, and cut somewhat more easily than other large lacy dies I've bought in the past. I've backed it with a contrasting mat, and then added pearl gems to various parts of the cut. I completed the card with some ribbon and a stamped sentiment which I embossed in white.


Hi Angela here to show you what I've been up to for the new challenge. A new Masterboard using Oxide inks, stencils with gel medium, Memory box dies for the main image had tiny matching gems added to the flowers and brads. The black card blank was also stamped using the Oxide inks.


Judy here. This is my card for this week challenge. I used a pretty fairy rubber stamp from a Canadian company called Enchanted Hallow Rubber stamps. The stamp is called Crystal. I used copics for the colouring then added a Wink of Stella along with the pearls to give the card some glitter.


Wow pearls and bling, how fabulous is that! I used a little bit of pearls, rhinestones and Chrystal Drops stickers for this fairly simple card. I embossed the white background, coloured the image with Prismacolor Markers and added some ribbon for two of the corners. The meow is from the same clear stamps set as the image.


I have used a House Mouse stamp called cupcake jump and added coloured pearls which match the sprinkles on the cake around the edge of the image.


I chose to use pearls for this challenge. The lattice and butterfly dies are Cheery Lynn Designs. A My Favorite Things Die was used under the butterfly. I embossed it for a little more interest. The flowers were made with a punch. The pretty sentiment is from Tina Wenke with Stampavie.

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Hello, today I prepared a card with pearls for the First Holy Communion.


My card was an art deco stepper card with lots of bling... and highlighted with pearls.


I wanted to create a wedding card with a vintage yet modern feel to it. I used stamps from a German company called Klartext and also this lovely wedding cake from Lawn Fawn. Pearly are not my strong suit, but I feel that the pearl hearts at the bottom add an extra special touch to the card.


I have used an LOTV Stamp, added Lots of Pearls, coloured the image with Promarkers and a LOTV Sentiment
I used a Carabelle stamp, some paper from Clarity and an old coca cola can with alcohol inks, and lots of tiny gems. See my blog for details


I've used a Woodware stamp for the main focal point, the sentiment is one from Altenew and a die from the Indian Ocean Collection - Tag Duo/Creative Expressions. I added pearls to the flower stems and a border of duo pearls to complete


Hello everyone. For this challenge I have created a Birthday card using Megs Garden digital papers and two lovely blooms with gem centers. I have accented the chippie with some pretty pearls and have also added a sprinkle of German Glass Glitter.
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#186 Things With Wings, Winner and Top 5

Thank you for all the gorgeous entries into our Wings challenge which was hosted by Mary. She has picked her winner and top 5 as follows:-

Mary hosted our Things with Wings challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-

69. Sherri Thacker

and her top 5 are:

34. Kleido

39. Diane Louise

49. Marina

60. Hazel (Didos)

80. Coops

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar. We hope to see you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

#186 Things With Wings

Mary is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Things With Wings. Anything with wings will count, birds, butterflies and other insects, fairies, aeroplanes, even hearts as long as they have wings!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has wings.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


I used a print of a blue tit I drew using watercolour pencils. The background was embossed using a Tattered Lace folder and then sanded.


I've used stamps from Crafty Individuals and Kaisercraft, coloured with Coloursoft pencils and a flower made using Sizzix and Crafter's Companion dies.


I used a die and stamp from a recent set called Dragonfly Dreams by Stampin Up. I used Brushos on Yupo paper for the background of the card and Brushos on watercolour paper for the dragonfly.


I used a digital image from Sugar Nellie Loves and a sentiment from Playing with Paper . The image was coloured with PrismaColor Markers and the little birdie was die cut from a Heartfelt Creations die set called 'Garden Romance'


For this Challenge, I chose to create an Art Journal page. Created the background with gesso, texture paste, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, 2Crafty Chipboard and a variety of stamps. The butterflies and clock are free printables from the web which were fussy cut and I also added lots of prills.


For this challenge I moved right away from paper crafting and made some jewellery. Recently my daughter showed me how to make shamballa bracelets, so after ordering a few vital bits and bobs I set to and made this set and I have to say I love with how it turned out, I hope to make a necklace using the same technique to complete the set soon.


This little creative fellow has made a beautiful aeroplane from a cardboard box. He is Max is Flying High from Sassy Cheryl. Wow! Sweet memories of simple times when all that was needed was a cardboard box and a little imagination.


Hello, for this challenge I made a card for wedding. I added butterflies, chipboard and handmade flowers from foam. At the beginning my flowers were white, I coloured them with pastels.


Hi all, I'm here today to show you my "Things with Wings". I used Finnabair stamps by Prima and Tim Holtz die and tapes but not before colouring the card with some gorgeous Oxide colours. Completed the design with one of my favourite stitch stamps by Crescendoh.


I chose a beautiful, but very large butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque for my card. I stamped and embossed the image onto vellum and then did some dry embossing on the reverse to give the image some extra dimension. More details on my blog.


A different kind of a winged animal, but a cute one, don't you think? This dragon is from a My Favorite Things set and the stars are as well. Love the stitching around them.


You say Wings... I say Butterfly! My card was made using the some backing paper from my stash, and some diecuts using plain white card.


This is a digital image from the March Monthly Colouring Class by Kit and Clowder. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils. I thought he fit this challenge perfectly.

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#185 Spring Into Spring, Winner and Top 5

Sorry for the delay in posting.
Peggy hosted our Spring into Spring challenge and her winner and Top 5 are:-

66. Cindy

and her top 5 are:

92. Julie P

79. paperMona

27. Jolanda

22. Lou Sims

29. Emma R

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar. New challenge to follow shortly.

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Monday, 27 March 2017

#185 Spring Into Spring

Peggy is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Spring into Spring. With the Spring Equinox having just occurred in the UK earlier this month we are hopefully springing back into life with new births, and buds and flowers appearing on the trees and shrubs and so we would love to see your Spring themed cards. These can include New Birth as well as flora and fauna.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has a lovely Spring theme.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT

It is my pleasure to host the Spring into Spring challenge. I love Springtime, the time of year when everything takes on new life. Flowers and all of nature come forth with so much beauty. I made t his card using Craft Artist 2 software. I pop dotted some of the flowers and the banner with foam adhesives for dimension.

I used stamps from Inky Doodles and Clarity as well as one I can't identify. Dies by Spellbinders, Versafine and Distress inks, and the image was coloured with Promarkers.

For my spring card I used a pretty fairy in gown stamp by Stamps Happen Inc.  I coloured her with Copic Markers in spring colours, Wink of Stella and pencil crayon.  To complete the card I added some flowers, pearls and a butterfly.

I used several sheets of the same image from Hunkydory's Little Book of Flowers to decoupage the vase of tulips and matted it onto mulberry paper which I have had in my stash for years!

Ahh...wonderful Spring!  I tried my hand at watercolor for this challenge with Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Beautiful Day stamps, a little Wink of Stella for the flowers, 3 sequins and Spring has sprung!

Finally Spring is here  and  I decided to make a card depicting new birth ( the birdie and her eggs) with the addition of colours of the season and rain .  The image is a  retired image by Sassy Cheryl.

It is actually Autumn down here in Australia but Spring is my favourite season (probably for most of you too).  The garden fairly bursts with new growth and there are flowers!  Lots and lots of gorgeous flowers!!  So, my card was made with some pretty, flowery designer paper which has been crumpled and torn.  I have added a touch of flowery lace ribbon and, of course, topped it all off with some pretty, spring coloured flowers. 

I have had these papers by Graphic 45 for some time and this seemed like a good time to use them. I layered up several patterned papers and used one of the gorgeous images which I enhanced with Stickles Glitter Glue and 3D glazes. The little bunny at the bottom right is from Paper Chase.

I have used a Lili of the Valley stamp with Dovecraft papers, Die-namics Flower Die and Liquid Pearls.

I made a card for wedding, with handmade flowers from foam.  I used floral paper, tulle roses and blue and green colors combo.

I have used this stamp by Penny Black because these two rabbits remind me of spring everytime I look at them.

Great minds think alike!  I have used the same Hunkydory Little Book image as Mary, but I have used one sheet, die cut it and layered it onto rainbow Mirri card before adding to my 5 x 7 base card with some ribbon.

Had a lovely time making this and have gone for a vintage spring feel. All the stash is new to me!  Papers are K&Co Brianna and I have used Papertrey Ink stamps stamped directly to the paper, I was really nervous about doing this but love how it turned out, and then coloured with Chameleons, the gift wrap is also a Papertrey Ink die and stamps, lots of inking round the edge with peeled paint and vintage photo. finished off with some prima flowers and die cut leaves.
I used Distress Inks in several colours to create the background then, using 2 Clarity stamps, stamped the flowers but chose only to add colour to the poppies