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Friday, 22 March 2013

Spring Days

Spring?  More like winter isn't it?  I think we've had more adverse weather conditions in the last few weeks than I've every seen before in spring. We've had snow, heavy winds, heavy rains and floods, but very little sunshine!  Those poor spring bulbs will be coming up with their winter jackets on, tee hee.  At least the nights are starting to pull out and the mornings are lighter too and of course we change the clocks at the end of the month so the nights will be even lighter.  Fingers crossed for some better weather though.

Enough of me moaning.....

It's time for another challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and you've guessed it already we've chosen the theme of SPRING DAYS, so brighten us up with some bright spring colours or some lovely spring blooms.  Here's my card to try and brighten your day:

Materials used:
Nestability - scalloped oval
Distress ink - crushed olive & spun sugar
Sentiment - for you

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons - ribbon & flowers
Whimsy Stamps - stitch it
Creative Inspirations - spring colours
Paper Crafting Journey - ribbon or lace
Inky Impressions - flowers
Paper Shelter - Spring

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day everyone, hope you all get suitably spoilt!  I know I did with a visit from my daughter yesterday, bunch of flowers in hand and a bag full of crafty goodies.  I was smiling like a Cheshire cat.  Bless her she even buys me a card that I can pick to bits afterwards, she knows me too well!  It's got a great dress on it that would make a brilliant stencil....

My post today is the card that I've made for my Mum who I shall be visiting later today.  I sent her a bouquet of flowers yesterday because I think it's always nice to get a surprise like that isn't it?  I don't do it every year otherwise she'd be waiting for it.

Materials used:
Stamp - clockwork
Coloured with promarkers
Gems from my stash
Cosmic shimmer misting ink - blue lace
(free with Craft Stamper subscription)
Mica powder - pearls & pastels
Embossing powder - clear
Adirondack ink - cloudy blue & denim
Nestabilities - labels eighteen
Frantage - aged ivory
Card candi - regal gold

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - blue
Passion for Promarkers - one for the ladies
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Mothers day
Dream Valley - Mothers day
Joanna Sheen - Mothers day
Quirky Crafts - no dp
That Craft Place - anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - marvellous Mums
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Friday, 1 March 2013

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Launch Day

Happy Friday crafters and I'm pleased to be able to tell you that the Clarity Stamp Challenge blog has launched it's first challenge today, yeah!

It's taken weeks, if not months, of planning and now you're able to join us and share our excitement too.  The theme for our first challenge is "ANYTHING GOES" so dust off your Clarity Stamps and pop along to the blog for some inspiration from the design team.  You could be the lucky winner of a £50 Clarity Stamp gift voucher.  Tempted now?

Here's my inspirational card using a new technique and a new product for me.  I had great fun with a my crafty friend Hazel playing with different ways of using Dylusions Inks and I think I've fallen in love all over again.

Materials used:
Stamp - "love" from the birds and flourishes set
Stamp - love you (NDC)
Adirondack ink - red pepper & denim
Dylusions ink - postbox red & London blue
Distress ink - worn lipstick
Card candi - regal silver
Ribbon saved from a box of chocolates

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - sketch #42
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Crafts and Me - dies/punches
Divas By Design - anything goes
Inky Impressions - splash of red
Dream Valley - ribbon and bling
A Gem of a Challenge - add a bow

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx