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Friday 29 April 2016

Time has a Wonderful Way

I am here with my card for this months Free Stamp of the month at From the Heart Stamps.
I just love their quirky images and if you use the stamp of the month they will send you next months free. Wow how good is that.
Well i am cutting it fine this month but hope that they like it.
I have used the sentiment and the flowers from the stamp set and made this card.
The stamp is called Time to Bloom and if you would like to purchase you can here

I coloured the flowers with promarkers fussy cut them and layered. used a punch for the leaves and the sentiment was printed and cut out with my stitched oval die then mounted onto amarriane die and then onto a tonic die. Used a couture embossing folder for the background and added some lace ribbon and pearls.
I was inspired by the Sentiment just love this and is so true.
Well thanks for popping by and hope you like my card.
Maybe this is the first time you have heard of the progressive challenge if so you really should check it out. there is also a weekly challenge which is ususally a sketch with a twist.
i would like to enter this card into 
The weekly challenge I heart sketches.- using the twist use a diecut

Fairies or Something Enchanting at Crafty Catz this week

Good morning are you ready for the Bank Holiday. 
A short week for the workers and schools here in the Uk.
So have you any plans for the holiday if not why not join us at CRAFTY CATZ with our 
Fairies or Something Enchanting challenge, 
This week Nick is our host straight back from her holidays.
Did you enter last week then if so pop along and checkout the winner and the top three picked by last weeks host Cindy.
We are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique who is kindly giving our winner 3 images of their choice.
So onto my card i have used a stamp which you can also get as a digi image from Sugar Nellie.
I have used my promarkers and gone with a lovely Spring colour theme. 
Frame was cut with a quickutz die and i have used a embossing folder on the layer behind. the dp is either papermania or dovecraft think it is called fairytale. Sorry a old pad.
Lace and seem binding from my stash and a lovely pearl button to finish off.
Well now it is your turn hope that you get some crafting time but if not enjoy your weekend.
Also I will be posting Sunday a special with details of a freebie. So please pop back and check it out.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes  
Cards in Envy - 1st & 3rd Mondays, E3  - (Week 2) Birthday Cards
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E - (Week 1) Buttons
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi - (Apr 25) Anything Goes 
2 Creative Chicks (M, P1) #9 Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #18 Anything Goes
Card Mania (M, P1, E3) #79 Spring- colours
Crafts and Me (M, P1, SIOFairies and Magic

Inspiration Destination - W, F- #83 Always Anything Goes

Thursday 28 April 2016

A Card for A Child -#17 Julia Spiri Stamps challlenge

Good morning wow where did that 2 weeks go? 
Well did you checkout the stunning new designs in the shop . Love the water coloured flowers and wow those new Wedding images are just perfect for the up and coming Wedding Season. 
Links to all these are at the bottom of my post.
Well today we start a new challenge at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog 
As always it is
ANYTHING GOES(with a twist)
and you dont have to use one of our images but we would love you to and why wouldnt you.
The design team always do the twist and if you would like to use our theme then we would love to see it.
This time the twist is A CARD FOR A CHILD
So here is my card and yes it is for a BOY using the fabulous Football available here

I made this in Barcelona football team colours. 
 My Nephew who is 10 is just mad on them along with his friends. 
So this will come in handy for one of his up and coming Birthday parties they are having.
Image has been coloured with my promarkers.
The HB2U is a clip art I found on my computer sadly it hasnt a name on the file so am thinking it might have been a freebie.
Used a Joanna Sheen star burst die in Red and Silver Mirri card and numbers are a Die- namics 
Some green star gems and a stripe of DP on the top with footballs.
This is a 8inch Square card so a fairly large one.
So now it is your turn but dont forget to pop along and she what wonderful cards the team has produced for your inspiration.
You can find the challenge blog, Our Shop and our Facebook page 
all by clicking the following links.
Esty Shop
Challenge Blog
FB Fan Group
Facebook Page
Julia Spiri on Pinterest
Julia Spiri on Google+
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E  Let's Hear It For The Boys and Men
Inky Impressions -M, E1, C10  #284 All About The Boys
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #83 Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2nd and 4th Wed,, 3E Birthdays
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Birthday
Passion For Promarkers Challenge W must use promarkers - #343 Make it Digital
Always Playing with Paper - W, E3 - Masculine Card*
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E, Cards only (W2) masculine 
Crafting When We Can - 2W, 2E, C5 -  #117 Birthday 

Curious George - Inspired By A Book - Craft Challenge

Happy Thursday nearly time for our 1st bank Holiday of May wow May already where is this year going. It will be Christmas before we know it. Did you join in with Crafts Christmas challenge we had some fabulous entries. Well as it is Thursday it must be time for a new challenge at CRAFT and what do we have for you to play a long with.
well I am not one of those people that you find with their nose in a Book so this one is a challenge for me. Think it is something that is very important and I have always made sure that children read from a very early age and have always read to them as soon as they could understand.
So what Book did I pick. Well it had to be a childs book didnt it
"This is George. He lived in Africa. he was a good little monkey, and always very curious."
 With these words, H.A. and Margret Rey introduced the world to Curious George

We are sponsored by this week
we where also allowed to play with some images from our Star of the Month sponsor All Dressed Up!
So I picked this fab image from All Dressed Up called
Birthday Monkey available HERE
I have kind of gone with a Monochrome colour theme 
Image is coloured with Promarkers
DP is A piece of very old |My Minds Eye and a scrap of Falling Leaf craft sensations
Some ribbon and faux stitching.
The corners have been rounded with a Xcut corner punch.
lots of matting with brown and Kraft coloured card.
Well now you have seen mind what book will inspire you cant wait to see.
Why not pop along to the challenge blog and see what has inspired the rest of the team.
Thanks for popping by. Please come back a little later as I have my 2nd post for Julia Spiri stamps.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges