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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

ABC P Pearls

Our theme today at ABC is P for Pearls.

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter, and I have used their lovely image Reach For the Stars which I coloured with copics.

ABC P Pearls

I followed a sketch from Sketch N Stash where they had a sort of sketch free for all, so I chose number 9 from their archive. SNSSketch9

My papers were all from Create and Craft tv from a paper pad of grey and pink papers. I have followed the sketch, but the pearls that I added have covered over the second to last layer, which was the same colour as the decorative mat behind the image!

The flowers were all stamped onto toning bling card and then cut with Heartfelt dies. The lacy dies beneath the flowers were also from Heartfelt from their Ariana Lace collection, which has rapidly become my favourite set of dies! The pearls were from my stash.

I am entering this into:-

Artistic Inspirations – #100 Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart – #27 Anything Goes
Everybody Art – #287 Swirl
Fussy and Fancy #118 It’s All About Girls
Love To Scrap – #33 Anything Goes
Marker Pop – #47 Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls – #14 Anything Goes
Pile it On #28 Monochromatic
Quick Quotes Friday Chall – #41 Stars (Hope my image stars count?)
Savvy Handmade Cards – #21 Reach For the Stars (again hope the stars on my image count)
Sketch n Stash – #143 Choose a Past Sketch (see above, #9)

LIN W

Monday, 14 July 2014

DV 86 Summer

Over at Dream Valley we would like you to show us your summer creations. We are sponsored by Robyn’s Fetish.

DV 86 Summer

I have used three images from All Dressed Up. I used two of the three little summer girls, and the puppy from the I Love my Puppy collection of stamps. I merged them into a summer scene using the Paint.Net software, and after printing coloured with copics.

They are cut using a Joycraft die, which I inked through, and matted onto some paper from Craftwork Cards, which I inked around, over which I have added a strip of beach huts, which I also trimmed from the same pad. I glittered the roofs. I also added various beach themed beads and two little charms.

I am entering this into:-

A Creative Need – #21 Vacation/Travel
Allsorts Challenge – #267 Splish, Splash, Splosh
Crafty Calendar – July: Summertime Fun
Creative Fingers – #43 Anything Goes/Summer
Di’s Digidesigns – Summer Fun
Fairytale Stampers – #41 Summer
Fussy and Fancy #118 It’s All About Girls
Little Claire – #47 Summertime
Pattie’s Creations – #95 Summertime Fun
The Kraftyhands Challenge – July: Summer Holidays
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday – Anything Goes Twist of Fun in The Sun

LIN W

Hobby Cutz 56 White on White

Our challenge this week at Hobby Cutz is white on white. We are sponsored by Iva Nova Chest.

HC 56 White on White

My card was created with a Tonic Paper Frame card base, sadly in ivory so I had to add lots of white strips to it to cover up the ivory, but you can get them in white as well.

The centre is the Quatrefoil die from Our Daily Bread and the borders are also from Our Daily Bread from their Beautiful Borders set. The Snowflake is from the new Ariana Lace dies from Heartfelt Creations. Sentiment and tree die from my stash as is the gorgeous centre of the snowflake.

I am entering this into:-

Hobbybook Designer Challenge – Christmas in July
Jingle Belles – Shopping Our Jingle Belles Stash – Christmas plus something a year old (my Christmas tree diecut and sentiment are both much more than a year old)
My Besties Norway – #22 Christmas In July
My Perfect Life – Festive 48 Week 27
Pile It On – #28 Monochromatic
Quirky Crafts – #14 Christmas in July with Die Cuts or Punches
Robyn’s Fetish – #220 Christmas in July
Sassy Studio Design – #237 Christmas In July
Shopping Our Stash – Bonus Challenge with the Jingle Belles – Christmas Plus something a year old (my Christmas tree diecut and sentiment are both much more than a year old)
Simply Create Too
– #65 Christmas In July

LIN W

CCM 119 Under The Sea

Goodness knows where my brain is these days, but it’s appears to be absent without leave. I am meant to have blogged this a week ago and I completely forgot.

CCM 119 Under The Sea Ageless B'day

So our challenge this fortnight, or should it be week, lol, is Under the Sea. Anything that lives in or under the sea is fine. I went with a Sweet Pea stamp called The Dark Mermaid. I coloured her with copics, and edged her scales with a white pigment ink pen. I also dotted it into her hair. Her wings have been coated with glamour dust as has her top.

We are sponsored by Sir Stampalot with a fabulous sheet of appropriately themed stamps and also by Di’s Digistamps with a $12 gift certificate for their store.

The background is a Sheena Douglass embossing folder called Water Ripples, which I have then inked in various pastel blues/greens. This was embossed onto a mat from the Spellies Die that is also around the outside.

I am entering her into:-

Allsorts Challenge – #267 Splish, Splash, Splosh
Creative Corner - Water
Cut It Up – #49 Under the Sea
Fussy and Fancy #118 It’s All About Girls
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Water
Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge – Pennants or Fishtails (not sure but hope a mermaid counts!)
Open Minded Crafting – #14 Water, Water Everywhere
Pumpkin Spice – #78 Anything Goes
Suzy Bee’s Blooming Challenge – #37 Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique – Fussy Cut Something on your card

LIN W

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

ABC O for Orange

Our challenge at ABC is Orange, and we are sponsored by Stamp and Create. O Orange

I won the lovely image from Squigglefly in another challenge, and I chose it because it reminded me of my Daughter, a bit tomboyish and definitely someone who doesn’t conform to the ‘norm’. It also had special meaning because when we moved home just before her 5th Birthday and her start in the world of School, she was struggling to fit in as most of the little ones had been going to Nursery together for a while. So I enrolled her in Ballet classes so she could meet the other little girls and hopefully make friends, but my lovely, beautiful Daughter was not really cut out for ballet as she would probably have preferred to be in the boys’ footie team instead, so as as soon as I saw this image it evoked a memory and I knew I had to have it.

My paper is the last sheet of the gorgeous Posies paper from DCWV (well last of the lush orange anyhow!). The pretty border was made from one of the elements in my new Heartfelt Arianna Lace die, which I cut six times and laid end to end to create the border, and the mat under the image is from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles 2. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, which are obtainable from  our sponsors online store. Image coloured with copics.

I am entering this into the following:-

As You Like It – Favourite Die and Why – Arianna Blooms Lace (It’s only new, but I can already tell this is my new favourite as there are so many pretty dies in this set and I can see it being very versatile!)
Bearly Mine – July: Let’s Go Digital
Card and Scrap – #79 Bright Colours
Corrosive Challenge – #202 Colour Me Happy (copics)
Crafts Galore Encore – Use A Stamp or Digi
Creative Corner – Flowers
DRS Designs – #128 It’s New (New Arianna Blooms Lace die)
Ladybug Crafts – July: Summer Flowers
Southern Girls – #208 Diecuts and/or punches
Sugar Creek Hollow – #49 Floral
TokBobok – #14 Monochrome

LIN W

Monday, 30 June 2014

DV #85 Inspired by a Song, Film or Book

Our challenge at Dream Valley for the next two weeks is Inspired by a Song, Film or Book, and we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments with 3 of their lovely images.

I have been inspired by Bob Dylan’s classic Blowing in the Wind. I used the House Mouse CDrom from Joanna Sheen to create a nice quick card.

85 Inspired by ...

I printed out the main parts and then just added a couple of decoupaged flowers on top and some extras just scattered around, which I glittered, and I created a sentiment from one of the other toppers on the cd, by moving the Wishes from the side of Birthday to underneath it as it fitted better.

I am entering this into the following:-

A Creative Romance – Anything Goes Option Happy Birthday
Come and Get It Challenges – Animals
Crafty Girls – #21 Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack – #56 In The Garden
Outlawz Twisted Thursday – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Animal Cards 4 Kids
Sister Act Card Challenge – #63 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations – June: Animal Antics
Sugar Creek Hollow – #49 Floral

LIN W

Hobby Cutz 54 Pink

We have a nice easy challenge this week at Hobby Cutz, use pink!

We are sponsored by Aurora Wings and I have used one of her gorgeous images for my card called Star Dancer.

54 Pink

Using the sketch from Papertake Weekly and some lovely new papers from First Edition’s It’s A Girl pad I came up with the above. I have coloured her with copics, and glittered all her clothes and swirly bits.

sketch #91 PTW

My flowers are from my brand new die set from Heartfelt Creations called Arianna Blooms and the lovely lace underneath the flowers is also from Heartfelt and it’s the Arianna Lace dies. Absolutely gorgeous, and I can see me using them again and again.

I am entering this into the following:-

2 Sisters – Make Your Own Embellishments
4 Crafty Chicks – #200 Stripes
613 Avenue Create – #78 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps – #85 Polka Dots
Be Inspired Challenge – #54 (I was inspired by the colour pink)
Craft for the Craic – #5 Something Summery or With Flowers
Creative Corner – All Flowers
Kraftyhands – Floral Fancy
Papertake Weekly – Sketchie Free For All (see sketch above)
Robyns’ Fetish – #218 Stripes or Dots or in my case

LIN W

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