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Sunday, 2 August 2015

With Deepest Sympathy



Sympathy cards are always difficult for me, usually I only make them as I need, but that always puts me under pressure to get them done in a timely manner, so I thought I should make a couple to keep in my stash.

These poppies from Aurora Wings are really getting a work-out this month, this is the third time I've used them!

I coloured them in turquoise again, since that worked so beautifully last time I did it and paired them with a computer generated sentiment and papers from My Minds Eye in shades of turquoise. It's hard to tell on the picture but I fussy cut a second poppy image and popped them up on some foam pads to give a little dimension to the image. Otherwise, I kept it fairly simple and embellished with just a few clear gems.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting from the Heart #70 - Anything Goes
- Make My Monday Challenge - Flowers
- Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Monochromatic

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Hope You Have A Magical Day



I've not spent much time in my craft room this week, a combination of being too busy and a migraine that lasted 2 full days, but that has now gone away at least, so I was determined to get something made today!

When I saw the Harry Potter challenge come up on CCEE Stampers I was like 'omg yes I must!' because my geeky little heart loves Harry Potter. I had resisted buying HP digi stamps thus far on the basis that I wouldn't use them very often, but well... I couldn't resist and as luck would have it Bugaboo had a 50% of sale - clearly it was meant to be!

I decided on a step card base and used my cameo to fussy cut the images and coloured them with my promarkers. I wanted to use red/gold for the colours but I had no gold papers in my regular stash, so I dug into my christmas paper stash and got the paper I used from First Editions Gilded Winter paper pack. Then added a computer generated sentiment and some gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Craft Your Passion #272 - Anything Goes
- CCEE Stampers #1531 - Harry Potter
- Allsorts Challenge Blog #322 - Pearls or Gems
- Craft Friends Challenge Blog #11 - Movie Week
- Polkadoodles #31 - More Than One Fold

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Congratulations and Good Luck



A friend phoned me this morning with the brilliant news that she's just gotten a new job! Her as her work situation hasn't been the greatest for the last few years but she couldn't afford to quit without having another job to go too. I'm super delighted for her, so I made this card!

The image is from Bugaboo, coloured with my ProMarkers, paired with a computer generated sentiment. I used My Minds Eye papers from the Lost and Found 3, Oliver glittered cardstock pad, layered up on teal card.

I used a few gems and a couple of metal flowers with a split pin, to embellish it.

Im submitting this for:

- Inspiration Destination #43 - Anything Goes
- Creative Moments Challenge #73 - Anything Goes/Bingo (Die Cut/Image/Flowers)
- Sassy Studio Designs #291 - Sparkle is a girls best friend
- Inky Chicks #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment



Sunday, 26 July 2015

Hope Your Birthday Rocks!



Three cards in one day, almost unheard of, lol!

I used a pollycraft image for this card, coloured with my promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated.

The papers are from papermania, layered on a black card base. The music note and chevron banner was cut on my cameo. And I added a few little black gems, because gems!

I'm submitting this for:

- Tuesday Morning Sketches #310 - Sketch
- The Male Room #15 - Spots and Stripes
- Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
- Daring Cardmakers - Birthday Rock
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Boys and Their Toys



Sun, Sea, Sand, Relax!



Summer has disappeared again here in NI, so I've been making this while looking out my window to a cold, miserable sunday! Oh well!

The image for this one, came from Sweet and Sassy and was coloured with my ProMarkers and a little light sponging on the sky. The papers are from Authentique's Fresh Collection and is layered on grey card from the paper mill. The sentiment words were cut on my cameo as were the two little shells and I added four pearls to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting When We Can #99 - Sketch
- Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
- 4 Crafty Chicks #256 - Sun, Sea, Sand
- Crafty Creations Challenge #294 - Four (Four papers, four pearls, four words)



Thank You Poppies



This is the second time in a month I've used this image from Aurora Wings, it's such a lovely image, I just love it!

I coloured it of course with my promarkers and stamped the sentiment from a freebie stamp I had from a magazine.

The papers I used were from First Editions J'Adore paper pack layered on dark red card. I cut the butterfly on my cameo and kept the other embellishments very light with just three little gems.

I am reminded more than ever, this last month or two how amazing my friends all are. I owe them all so much more than I can really put into words. But I'll be sending this to a friend who did something just... really amazing for me this week. It's not nearly enough, but it's all I can do at the moment.

I'm submitting this for:

- Crafting From the Heart #69 - Anything Goes
- Passion for ProMarkers #306 - Flowers
- Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo (I filled the middle line - Gems / Sentiment / Flowers)
- Creative Inspirations #323 - Flowers
- Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #96 - Flower in your Image
- Allsorts Challenge #321 - Add a Butterfly



Saturday, 25 July 2015

Steampunk Angel



I love the steampunk style, but as it turns out, I don't have a lot of steampunky stuff in my stash so it took me days to put this together in my head and decide what to use! *head desk*

The image is from Aurora Wings, a gorgeous Steampunk Angel and I coloured her of course with my trusty promarkers and a little bit with a gold pen. The sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from K & Company and I layered them on brown card. The various cogs, the clock face and the oval were cut on my cameo and I added a few gems of course to finish it off!

I'm submitting this too:

- Artistic Inspirations #136 - Anything Goes
- Make My Monday - Steampunk
- Aurora Wings Challenge #17 - Anything With Wings
- Incy Wincy Designs - Things With Wings