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Saturday, 26 July 2014


Hi i am here with my last GDT post for Creative Inspirations have loved every minute of it and it has brought back some lovely memories of my first design team. Thanks girls for inviting me back for the last 2 months.
This week they are celebrating SUMMER so would like to see lots of summery creations. 
They are sponsored by 

We where allowed to play with some images from our sponsor and i used this cutie

Image coloured with promarkers fussy cut out and placed on spellbinder and Marrianne dies. Used my tonic punch for the boarder and added some ribbon. Sentiment is a lilli of the valley on a spellbinder die. DP's are all old basic grey papers from way back. Flowers cut with the marrianne die that came with the frame and some pearls to finish.
Well i hope you like and can come and play along the challenge has been extended till 12th of August while the team takes a little break.
challenges I would like to enter this card into
Bearly Mine - digis

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Day 2 Sneak Peep of Crafty Sentiments New Release

Good Morning I am here today with day 2 of the Sneak Peeps for the new release at Crafty Sentiments. All stamps will be released in the shop tomorrow. This has been a secret release so other than this stamp I hadnt seen any of them. I know you will be as keen as myself to see them all. So before you hop over to the blog to check them all out let me share with you mine.

Christmas Seasons July New Stamp Release- Christmas Wreath

 and a close up of this cute stamp

Ingredients to make a Christmas Wreath
Christmas Seasons Stamp, Promarkers, Modpodge sparkle, Wide Christmas Ribbon, Chipboard Wreath, String, Co ordinations Card in 2 colours, Glitter Card, Pearls, Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia Die, Marianne Designs Creatables CR1253 &LR024 fern punch
First I coloured my image with my promarkers then gave alight coat of Modge Podge to seal and protect
Take chipboard wreath and wrap string around to give a base. Making a Loop at the top to hang
Die cut the 3 Large Flowers & 2 Flowers assemble and glue together with a pearl centre
Cut plenty of the foliage and glitter punched fern
Layer the foliage and glue down I used pva glue
Tie a double bow and glue with a hot glue gun
Arrange your flowers and add the glitter fern among them
Cut your image out just slightly smaller than the original size of the wreath making sure that your image is centred so it shows in the opening
When the arrangement is set turn over and add plenty of glue to the backside
Place your image down and glue in place. You can add another circle behind the image the size of the wreath to protect and give the centre strength. Wait for the glue to dry and then display your finished project.

Well hope you like and I was really pleased with the result and must say it is something I dont ususally do more a card person but enjoyed doing. I hope that the instructions are clear enough for you to try it really didnt take me very long. Might be doing a few for the teachers this year.
Thanks for popping by and please do checkout the rest of the new stamps as I am about to do.
Have a great day

Crafty Ribbons - ATG
Creative knockout - christmas
delightful challenges - add ribbon
Southern girls - christmas
ABC christmas - christmas obsured (string)
Crafting for all seasons - christmas
Hambo Hoedown- christmas
little red waggon - christmas
paper shelter - anything goes
penny Papercrafts - anything goes
sisterhood of crafts - diecuts & Punches

Craft Inspirational Week

Good morning hope you are all well today being Thursday must mean that it is CRAFT CHALLENGE time and this week Jo has a picture for you all.

So take the inspiration from the picture and make something. Cant wait to see your creations.
Our sponsors for this weeks challenge are

Checkout the challenge blog for further details on the prizes and the fab designs by the team this week
so onto my card I have used a fab digital image from Saturated Canary

I have coloured the image with my promarkers and have used distressed inks on the grass and the tent. DP is from stash. the fun sign is chipboard letters from K & Co and the camper van is papermania chipboard
crafty little fairies - summer fun
crafters cafe - ATG
Crafty Creations - Just for Fun
penny paper crafts - anything goes

Friday, 18 July 2014


Good morning wow the week has past quickly. Are you ready for another challenge, well if so why not come and join us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. Our host is the lovely Anna and she has a great challenge for you.
Before you hop over to check out the rest of the teams creations and the winners from last week. Let me share with you my card featuring the digi stamp SMOKIN HOT from Saturated Canary.
 close up of the image

I coloured the image with my promarkers then used my marmalade Distressed Ink around the image. Cut out then matted onto a spellbinder die. The DP is K & CO Hotscotch. Added some Raffia. I made a beach bag and a pin wheel as embellishments with some oddments of paper. A few Gems to  finish off. Hot spicy  colours to reflex the heat of summer. Hopefully now the children break up for the school holidays the weather will be kind to them and their parents
Well I hope that you like my little card and you can find some time to come and play along we look forward to seeing what you make.
Thanks for popping by and sorry I haven’t been around we are having such horrendous problems with our Internet that seems to baffle sky. This has been scheduled from my brothers.
 Have a great weekend
artbymirran - anything goes
brown sugar = sea & Sand
CAS-ual friday - summer lovin