Friday, 24 February 2012

For my Daughter #3


Digital backing paper made up from an old free image of a postcard.
Punched butterfly
Spellbinders accents
Silky ribbon
Pearl heart

I love my butterfly punch :)

Flutter by Wednesday #191 - photo inspiration
The Paper Shelter #52 - add a sentiment
Sparkles #29 - things with wings
Scrappy Frogs - die cut challenge
OSAAT #101 - digi or no digi
Incy #134 - birthday

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

For my Daughter #2


From big bruv and family

Main paper from Papermania Rose garden....again, and a strip of unknown DP from my scrap box with MS deep border punch.
Seam binding ribbon and bow
WOC flower
A digitally made heart brad added to the computer generated sentiment

A closer look

OSAAT #101 -  digi or don't
The Ribbon Girl #16 - pink, brown, cream
Crafty Sentiments - 2 designer papers
Delightful Challenges - use pattern paper
Incy Wincy #134 - birthday

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

For my Daughter #1

8" square

This is a very rushed make.
My lovely Son in Law asked GD to ask me to to make a card for her Mum's birthday, which was yesterday. She forgot and told me the  night before!

Papers - Pressed in time - Raspberry Road
Net and crinoline flower with and old clip on earring in the centre
Seam binding ribbon
Flat back pearls and pearl heart

The gem in the centre  looks blue in the pic but is clear IRL

The ribbon treatment top left is to disguise the fact that I stuck the panels on skewy :(

I used the same paper as the main on the front for the inside panels

A Gem of a Challenge #40 - sketch
Aud Sentiments  -  happy
Incy Wincy #134 - birthday
Creatalicious #31 - lace
DYSU #59 - layers
OSAAT #101 - digi or no digi

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Friday, 17 February 2012

Bold & Bright at Crafty Ann's


Bold and Bright
is this fortnight's challenge at Crafty Ann's

I have had major printer problems so the main part of this card was assembled digitally.  The BP, diamond shaped borders, flourishes and greeting were printed as one piece.
I made three layers for the flower and added three gold rimmed pearl buttons.
Simple really but it looks so nice IRL.

The main BP is from the funky collection -
Pre-coloured flower
Gold embossed effect diamond shaped border from Sweet Sage
White pearl in gold ring also from Sweet Sage...
....all available from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop
Flourishes - unknown

Be bright....and and come play with us.  As always there are some excellent samples for inspiration by the DT over at CACB - well worth popping over to see .

I'd also like to enter the following challenges
Allsorts #141 - free and easy February
Crafter's Companion #21 - anything goes
OSAAT#100 - anything goes
Penny's PCC #73 - anything goes

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Last Valentine


I avoid Valentine cards and usually only have to make four - one for my daughter to give to her husband (this one) - GD for boyfriend - GS for girlfriend - and one for youngest GS which is more of a friendship card for his favourite girly friend at school :)

Papers and tag again from Papermania Rose Garden
The layer with the scallops is a piece of  textured wallpaper 
Heart from Crafty Ann covered with loads of glitter
Gold filigree lace and corner from Linda, Funky Junkie
Spotty button from a challege win
Shapeabilities Fleur de Lis  with computer generated sentiment
Die cut butterfly

DYSU #58 - love
For Fun Challenges - love
Joanna Sheen - love is in the air * featured as the Daily Talent spot 29 Feb :)
Hooked on Craft #17 - hearts - I hope one will do!
CES #72 - lots of layers - at least 3
CFAS #20 - love is in the air
Crafty Calendar Feb challenge - love and marriage

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Sunday, 12 February 2012

New Link for Followers


* Edit :See comments below
I jumped the gun regarding this news and obviously didn't read it properly.......can I blame this on old age....please..... hahaha.  
Blogging friends have pointed out  that this is for non Blogger sites.... so if you use Word Press or Typepad you will need to link to the new Linky otherwise all will stay the same....thank goodness :) 
If you are a non Blogger and you would like to sign up, use the new linky on the top left of my blog

Also add it on your own blogs so I can follow you too :)

Thank you  to everyone who is bringing our attention to the fact that  the Google followers gadget will be disappearing soon, which means all our followers will disappear too!

I'm sure we'll all get this sorted, though I guess it may take some time.
Could you all spread the word on your blogs and  hopefully we won't lose too many of our friends along the way!

Thank you   :)


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Wedding Anniversary


I was told that the lady of the couple this is for likes all things  'pink and girly'.
I hope this fits the bill.

I  coloured the Nellie die with DI and then glittered it before adding the distressed sentiment - the whole panel is adhered with foam tape. There is a smidgen of glitter on the edges of the flower petals too.

Papers from the Papermania Rose Garden pad
MS deep border punch
Ribbon from a recent challenge win :)
Flower from WOC
Handmade stick pin
Heart pin from challenge win :)
Pearls from stash

By the Cute & Girly - Feb challenge - love is in the air
Fussy & Fancy #56 - with all my heart
Crop Stop #57 - can you hear the bells ringing - wedding or anniversary
Rainbow Lady # 191 - have a heart
CFAS #20 - love is in the air
Friendships Garden #9 -  love & at least 3 embellishments - ribbon, flower, stick pins, pearls

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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Oooh, Love the Hat


This is a Just Because card........I fancied making a black 'n' white card.
The image is a freebie from Digital Tuesday I saved many moons ago and thought it about time I used it.  
The BP's are by Papermenia......the top one is one of my favourites from this pad

A seam binding double bow with a tiny piece of muslin
I added some crystal bicones, a couple of beads, coloured with black marker and a bead cap to a WOC. pearl stick pin.
Black crochet lace and
I sneaked in a black feather

Crafty Cardmakers #61 - monochrome magic * chosen as one of the top 5 :)
DYSU #57 - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

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Sunday, 5 February 2012

New Baby

A friend of DD's has just become daddy to a gorgeous baby boy.
The photo of baby Lucas was lifted off  facebook, emailed to me then printed on my dodgy printer so it is not surprising it is such poor quality but it does look better IRL.

The main BP is from Bearly Mine, the stripe unknown, the scalloped piece is bleached linens from Scrap Artist.

The photo is matted on to a hand cut scallopy circle of the bearly mine paper and popped on to the doily with foam pads.
Seam binding ribbon bow, a small piece of muslin and flowers from WOC and that's it.

Sketchy Colors #103 - purple and turquoise
Allsorts #140 - free and easy
Cupcake Craftroom Feb - new beginnings
My Time to Craft #172 - A is for adorable

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Friday, 3 February 2012

Love is in the Air at Crafty Ann's


Time for another challenge

  could be just the challenge you need  for Valentines day 

Love is in the Air

I have used the pearl square, bookplate and one of the backing papers from the Cream Dream collection. This is another beautiful new collection Ann has recently added to her digi shop
The image was digitally placed over polished stone and then matted on to the main BP.

The pretty ornate bookplate is an embellishment on it's own and I don't think this need further embellishing,  just  a little distressing around the edges and a couple of swirls in the corners.

I hope you will be able to join in this fortnights challenge and show us your lovey dovey creations.  Please pop over to Crafty Ann's and have a look at  the  fabulous inspiration from the DT

I'd also like to enter the following challenges
Anything Goes #59 - to the one I love
Aud Sentiments #46 - use the word love
The Paper Shelter #49 - love is in the air
The Crafty Pad  #155 - show some valentine/anniversary love
Top Tip Tuesday #69 valentines
Penny's #72 - love is in the air

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Cheers me dears