Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sweet Twine

Good Morning, 

The card this morning is a sweetie J
Supplies:  Red and white card, Jillibean twine, Kaiser rhinestones, Computer generated sentiment and Cocktail skewers.
The challenge at Less is More this week is a recipe of String or Twine.  What to do?  Then I remembered a card I had seen created by Lucy Abrams, a large lollipop made of twine.
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Craftyhands - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

I prepared the fruit for our Christmas pudding last night so must go and put it on to cook.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for dropping by

Tuesday, October 22, 2013



For once I had an idea straight off for this challenge.  Making it was uneventful but then I photographed it and non of the shine and glitter showed up.  It was flat and dull.  So back to the drawing board.

The card for tonight
Supplies: Blue and white card, Penny Black image, Hero Arts sentiment, VersaMark inkpad, Hero Arts embossing powder and Kaiser rhinestones

Less is More - Trees
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Here is the first card.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Carol Singers

I am back from a wonderful holiday in Ireland.  A very pretty country and the friendliest people.  I am still working on the photos, hopefully I will have some for the next post.
For todays card I have used a new stamp from Penny Black, Carolers.
Supplies: White and gold card, Watercolour paper, Penny Black image, Stamp-It sentiment, Making Memories design paper, Inktense pencils and brads.
Challenges :- 
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Carol Singers 
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas/Happy Holiday

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013



I am trying another variation on the wreath card.
Supplies:  White and green card, Hero Arts background, Penny Black image, Arte Stamp sentiment, Distress inkpad, Kaiser rhinestone and a ribbon.

In reality the colours look better and I like the colour combination but I think the background swamps the image.

The wreath is a new stamp that has given me lots of ideas, some of which just haven't worked.  One I haven't tried yet is a kraft card using the image.  Too late now I am about to be picked up to go to Tullarmarine airport.  I will be flying out later this afternoon.  So exciting!  Although by the time you read this post it will be the last day of my trip

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Warm Wishes


Another card unposted.  When I finished this card I decided I wanted to go with the traditional Christmas colours of red & green.  I also thought it was too fussy. 
Supplies:  Blue and white card, Sassy Cheryl image, Spellbinder dies, unknown design paper, EK punches, Lyra pencils Kaiser pearls
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Friday, October 11, 2013



I enjoyed making this card for a one layer LIM challenge.
Supplies:  White, kraft and green card, Penny Black image, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders die, MS punch, Lyra pencils and Kaiser rhinestones.

Do you see why this one wasn't posted?  It's not one layer.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Scooting By


I forget which challenge this card was for but again it wasn't completed in time to post. 
Supplies:  White card, Paper Smooches image and sentiment, Lyra pencils.

At the time I thought a hippie bike a good idea.

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Monday, October 07, 2013



Here is another card I did for a challenge and never got to post.  This particular challenge was to use orange.  As it happened I was at the hairdressers flipping through a magazine when an advertisement caught my eye and I came home and made this card
Supplies:  Orange card, Hero Arts digital image. Computer generated sentiment and Gel pen

It really doesn't look like the ad but I retained the colours and the cityscape.

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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Get Well


Recently LIM had a one layer get well challenge and I just couldn't get it to work.  I was trying to add a drawn frame around the image and every time something went wrong.  Eventually I made this card but didn't post it because it wasn't a one layer.  At present I am holidaying in Europe so I thought this was a good time to post this card.

Supplies:  White and green card, Tiffany Doodles image, Stampin' Up sentiment and Lyra pencils.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

One Layer


I am trying a variation on my last card.
Supplies:  White card, Hero Arts background, Penny Black image, Arte Stamps sentiment, Distress ink pads
OLW - Free For All
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Christmas Wreath

Lately I have only just made the deadline for the Less is More Challenges.  But now work is slowing down a tad I have a bit more brain space.  So here is my card for tonight
Supplies:  White and blue card, Hero Arts image, DarkRoom Door sentiment, Versamark inkpad, Hero Arts embossing powder, Kaiser rhinestones
Less is More - Sketch
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
2 Sisters  - Anything Goes
A.R.T. Card Challenge  - Anything Goes
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