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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Vintage Paris Collage

So as the children head off back to school your minds can now turn back to crafting and what better way to ease you back into it than a new challenge!

This month's theme over at the Clarity Stamp challenge is:


For this one we've decided to go back in time and we'd like you to produce your artwork in a vintage style.  We can see you all scratching your heads wondering what on earth you can do, but once you look through the Clarity Stamps you will see that there are a lot that lend themselves to this challenge.

Here's my take on the theme and all of the lovely design team have had some fab ideas too which you can check out on the challenge blog for inspiration.

Stamp - Paris collage
Distress ink - old paper & vintage photo
Bakers twine
Hat pin
Eyelets from my stash

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

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Crafting Musketeers - vintage - ends 29th September
Simply Create Too - vintage
It's all About the Vintage - metal decoration

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Friday, 9 August 2013

Blue Wedding

It's Friday again, which means it's craft day, although mine will be cut short today as I will be travelling to stay at my friends house this afternoon so that we can get an early start for the Great British Craft Festival at Stoneleigh tomorrow.
Is there anyone else going tomorrow?  If you are and you see me walking around, please stop me and say hello.  It's always nice to meet new crafty friends.

I've got a list as long as my arm of things to get, but also hoping to try and get into one of the make and takes with Hels Sheridan.  Wish me luck!!


We've got a new challenge starting today over at the Fussy and Fancy challenge, where the new theme is BINGO BOARD and hosted by yours truly.

My card was made as a commission for a friend recently who was attending a wedding with this colour scheme.  Isn't it a great colour?

We'd love to see you playing along with this challenge and the design team have got some amazing inspiration for you too.  Don't forget your bingo dabber and you may get the winning line!

Materials used:
Oddments of card from my stash
Embossing folder - D'vine Swirl
Nestability - Lacey Circles
Sentiment - For You
Ribbon, pearls and gems from my stash

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

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - something old (almost everything used)/new (flowers)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - make it pop

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bunnies in the frame

I've been a really bad blogger this month haven't I?  It's been a month since my last post - oops!!!!

There's lots going on in my world at the moment, hence not many posts. I know excuses, excuses but I've got a rather large wedding stationery order that I'm in the middle of pulling together and I'm also going to be starting my own workshops too so busy planing for them.  How exciting is that?

If you'd like more information about my workshops please pop over to my "workshop" page to find out more.


This year is flying past isn't it?  I can't believe it's the first of August already!  That means it's time to launch a new challenge over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge.  The theme for this month is:


With the school holidays in full swing you may be thinking about taking the children on a trip to the zoo, a day out at the beach with the dog or a visit to a butterfly farm.

For this challenge we'd love to see your projects reflecting all of the beautiful Clarity animals.  We're also including birds and insects in this challenge so that you have plenty of scope to choose from.

So grab the dog's lead, the horse's harness or the butterfly net and join in the challenge.  You could be the winner of the £50 Clarity voucher.  Sound tempting?

Here's my card for inspiration, but the design team have plenty more inspiration over on the challenge blog if you fancy a look.

Materials used:
coloured with promarkers
Stamp - small tree
Adirondack ink - stonewashed and lettuce

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

Joanna Sheen - boys will be boys
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - summer fun
Creatalicious - pets
As You Like It - fancy fold
Southern Girls - animal antics

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx