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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Five GOOOOOLD Rings!

Hi all,

Do you have that special crafty stash that you don't use, but just look at? Yep, me too; I have several  Graphic 45 retiring lines' pads that I bought on special but never got round to using as I kept taking them out and looking at the lovely images and felt bad for even considering cutting  it up. But not anymore, dear readers! I have actually made a card with one of my pads and I once I got started I thoroughly enjoyed myself :) I've used the Twelve Days of Christmas pad; I kept singing the song as I was crafting. As a matter of fact, it's still in my head! I am sure people who walked by our house this week were a bit puzzled to hear a Christmas song over and over again, as I didn't quite realise I left the window open....... Anyhow, my other Graphic 45 pad are for the chop now as well, no more hoarding ;)




Materials:
* Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas DP
* Reflections Black CS
* Vintage Berries Candi
* Nellie's Multiframes Circles
* MS Ribbon Threader border punch
* Marianne Design Stampfairy sentiment stamp
* Ribbon from stash

Challenges:
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Inspired by a Song or Movie) The 12 Days of Christmas
* Bloggers Challenge (Christmas in July)
* Christmas Card Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Creative Card Crew (Christmas)
* Sentimental Sundays (Christmas in July)
* Sparkles Forum (Christmas in July)
* Crafting for All Seasons (Christmas in July)
* Lexi's Creations (Christmas in July)
* Cute Card Thursday (For the Birds)
* Craftin Desert Diva's (Christmas in July)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wild Thing

Hi all,

Boy, is it hot out here! In addition to that, they have been digging up foundations next to my work window for the last week, so I eventually fled home and am now working there. Still warm, but no more industrial interference, so a big step up in my book!

We are still on fortnightly challenges @ Fab 'n Funky, this week our theme was picked by the lovely Wends and it is "Walk on the Wild Side". Anything with wild animals or wild animal print will do! We are sponsored by Doodle Pantry, who provided us with some lovely image to work with for this challenge and is offering our winner a lovely prize. I decided to use some fresh colours together and feel it really worked for this challenge, what is your take on the theme going to be? Come share with us!




Materials:
Doodle Pantry Northern Outdoors digi
* DCWV the Green Stack DPs
* Reflections Black CS
* Sew Easy Pinecone Floss
* Scalloped Circle punch
* Studio Light Paper Leaves & Button
* Brads from stash

Challenges:
* Pause, Dream, Enjoy/PDE Linky Party (3 or more patterned papers)
* Fairytale Challenge (Use a Digi)
* Bearly Mine (Let's Go Digital)
* Cards Galore (Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp)
* Card & Scrap (Bright Colours)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
* Sister Act (Anything Goes)
* Penny's Challenges (Anything Goes)
* Pinspirational Challenge (Inspirational Photo) I was inspired by the forest
* Little Miss Muffet (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Summer Z-card

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Whenever I am about to make a card, I like to pick my husband's brain to get inspired. So when I told him this week's theme @ Fab 'n Funky was "Feels Like Summer", he said: Flowers. Who can argue with that? So I decided to go with a garden theme, using plenty of flowers and even a butterfly. I made Z-fold card this time, really fun to decorate 3 cards in one!



Materials:
* Studio Light decoupage and sentiment
* DCWV Glitter Stack Brights CS
* Docraft Country Companions & Basic Grey Olivia DPs
* MS Doily Lace & Picket Fence border punches plus rounded corner punch
* Memories Direct Paper Flowers
* Ribbon, gems, butterfly sticker and pearls from stash

Challenges:
* Natalie & Amy (Summer Time)
* Chocolate, Coffee & Cards (Summer Days)
* Fussy & Fancy (Summer Time)
* Card Mania (Circles)
* Scrapper's Delight (Anything Goes with Summer Time)
* Ladybug Crafts (Summer Flowers)
* AnMa Creatief (Bloemen)
* De Creatieve Zebra (Zomerse kaart zonder stempel)
* Creative Corner (Outdoors)
* Pile It On (Add Some Flowers)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Baseball Birthday

Good afternoon all!

How is everyone doing? I'm pretty good, it's really great weather here at the moment, I'm steadily working my way through all things on my to do list and it's only two more days until the weekend! Life is pretty good right now :)

Although I have slowed down a little when it comes to crafting, I wanted to share a project with you that I made a while ago but never actually shared. It's a birthday card for my husband; he loves baseball and when we were in New York on holiday last month he managed to see two Yankees games which he absolutely loved. I joined him for one game, I went shopping the second time (there's only so much baseball I can handle). It was great fun though, even though the games last a pretty long time. So I am sure it comes as no surprise I attempted to mimic the Yankee's home kit on this card. I made a baseball out of a circle with some stitching, I think it turned out quite ok actually :)



Materials:
* Mayzy Art Baseball digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue & K&Co Peter Horjus Sports DPs plus some baseball themed DP from my stash
* TH Distress Tool
* Stars border punch
* Personal Impressions sentiment stamp
* Some red thread for stitching

Next week I will be back with a card for the Fab 'n Funky challenge; we are a biweekly challenge for the summer months but will be back in full force later on in the year!

Challenges:
* Creative Card Crew (Masculine)
* Crafts Galore Encore (Use a stamp or digi) I've used both!
* Emerald Fairies (Birthday)
* Shopping Our Stash (Red, White and Blue) I bougt the baseball paper about a century ago!
* Inky Impressions (Patriotic: Red, White and Blue)
* Pile It On (Outdoor Fun)
* Cupcake Inspirations (Celebrate & Inspiration Picture) I've ued the colour scheme
* Twisted Tuesday (Red, White, Blue and Stars!)
* Polka Doodles (Red, White and Blue)
* Bearly Mine (Let's Go Digital)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Classic Christmas

Happy Wednesday all!

A fortnight has gone by, meaning it's time for a new Fab 'n Funky challenge. And what do you know: It's our monthly Christmas challenge! It's my first time playing along and I think it's a great idea. I haven't been working on my Christmas cards at all this year, only having 2 measly cards in my stash so far. So this challenge is going to be a great way for me to focus on Christmas cards a little bit more so that I don't have to worry about it so much come December. Maybe it works the same way for you :) I've used up some of decoupage image I have had in my stash for ages and simultaneously tried out a holly leaves die I got for Christmas and never got around to using it yet. Shame on me, as it's such a versatile die, perfect for Christmas cards! I'm going to try to make a wreath next, there's no stopping me now ;) The green dots under the image are actually the leftovers from the diecut, they seemed to good to waste.




Materials:
* Studio Light Decoupage image, papers and sentiment
* DCWV Glitter Stack Brights CS
* Joanna Sheen Signature Dies Holly Berries
* Card Candi Vintage Berries

We are sponsored by My Creative Classroom, so there's something in it for the winner! Hope to see you and your creations at the challenge blog.

Challenges:
* Crafty Hazelnut (Building or part of a building)
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Include some Yellow)
* Aud Sentiment (Two-Word Sentiment)
* Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge (Show Me Some Glitter) Glitter CS
* Merry Monday Christmas (Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine) Glitter CS
* Charisma Cardz (Sparkle and Shine) Glitter CS
* Christmas Card Challenge (Inspiration Picture) Presents
* The Cupboard Trilogy (Use Yellow)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
* Sister Act (Anything Goes)

Monday, 23 June 2014

A Birthday that's Out of this World!

Hi everyone!

Long time no see, huh? I just noticed I haven't posted for a good month, I can't believe it has been this long! I am back now though and you will see new projects on a more regular basis from now on, promise :) In the month I wasn't posting, we have been on a lovely long holiday to New York, two whole weeks in the Big Apple and it was absolutely wonderful! We had a great time, fantastic weather, had great food and saw plenty of the sights. But now it's back to normal and I have more time for crafty business again. Today I am sharing my first new project, it is a birthday card for my husband who turned 41 yesterday. Happy Birthday dearest! He is a major Star Trek fan, so when I saw this lovely image I knew this was perfect for his card this year.


I teamed up the image with some papers I have had in my stash just about forever, good to use up some old stash though. I bought some more stash in New York, so need to make some room ;)

It certainly feels good to be back, it was great to get crafting again. See you on Wednesday for a new challenge @ Fab 'n Funky!

Materials:
* MayzyArt Vulcan free digi (available from their freebie website), coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* SMIRK Him DPs
* Reflections Black CS
* Number stamps from Anna Griffin Banners stamp set
* Space ship image from the Internet
* Scalloped Circle punch
* Button & from stash

Challenges:
* Inky Impressions (For the Boys)
* Creatalicious Challenge (Happy Birthday)
* Tuesday Throwdown (Celebrations)
* Creative Moments (Anything Goes/For the Boys)
* Stampin' for the Weekend (AG) Last Challenge!
* Digi Galore (Add a Button)
* Bearly Mine (One for the Boys)
* Mema's Craft (Only Men Allowed)
* Ladybug Crafts (Something for the Boys/Dies)
* Ladybug Crafts Ink (For Him)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Four years in!

Hi everyone,

It's time for another Fab 'n Funky Challenge, we have a "Photo & Colour Inspiration" board for you this time. You can find the board on the challenge blog, using purple, blue, gold and brown. I decided to use this colour scheme to create the anniversary card for my husband; come June we will be married for four years. How time flies, incredible! Anyway, here's my card:


Materials:
* Kenny K Sexy Cupid digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* First Edition Up Up & Away and Authentique Remembrance DPs
* We R Memory Keepers Cupid sentiment Stamp
* Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
* Heart gems from stash
* Golden Rod Stickles

Challenges:
* Oldie but a Goodie (Anniversary) First Edition Papers & Heart gems are at least 3 years old
* KennyK's Krafty Krew (Anything Goes, Twist: Femme Fatale)
* QKR Stampede (Anything Goes, Twist: Gems or Rhinestones)
* Addicted to Stamps (Inspired by a Song) Bee Gees - Arrow Through the Heart
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Sparkle)
* Sister Act (Anything Goes)
* Eureka Stamps (Up in the Air)
* As You Like It Challenge (Favourite Fur or Feathers) I love this sassy cupid image!
* Digi Designs (Use Those Markers)
* Shopping Our Stash (Sing it To Me) Bee Gees - Arrow Through the Heart