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Friday, September 21

A Different Shape @ Cute Card Thursday!

 Hello! Here i am at last! I was hoping to post this card this morning but i have had a rotten day. I was feeling    really quite bad...worse than my normal bad days but feeling a bit more human now. I have to get B12 injections to try and help pick me blood up a bit and in turn hopefully make me feel a bit better. If it does then i will be staying on them long term. Something so simple but just hope it works.

Anyway onto my card. Today its time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. I have had the privilege of being a Guest Designer this month and what a fab experience it is!
This week the theme is ...
A Different Shape! 
We want to see all those gorgeous shaped creations!

Here is mine...I decided to go with a white on white card base this time and add  pink embellishments/colouring. This image is so amazingly cute! She is called Pretty Pumpkin . This cutie is the amazing work of Chelsea lee who has created those Pretty Little Stamps. You must pop over to have a look if you haven't already!

Card Recipe
Image - Pretty Little Stamp "Pretty Pumpkin"
Dies/embossing  - Grand Nesties Label 1, Cuttlebug Floral  Embossing Folder, X cut lace border layered on top of each other, Nesties Scalloped and standard Circle, Marianne Design Flourish and Cherry Lynn Fanciful Flourish.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Tulle and Gems from stash.

More pics....
 Here are a few challenges i am going to enter with this card;
Penny's Crafty Challenge - Shaped Cards
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss it!
In the Pink - Embossing

Thanks very much for taking the time to have a look and for the lovely comments! I do appreciate it. If you have time pop over to Cute Card Thursday and join in with the new challenge.
David is off this weekend is determined to get the rest of the decorating done. I am not able for doing decorating so i will just have to get some crafting time in!  
Hope you all have a great weekend!                                                                                                                                                                           Hugs,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Tuesday, September 18

Love Letter Mermaid!

Hope your having a good start to the week. I have just popped on to post the card i made a few days ago. I bought this image from Hannah Lynn's Etsy Store. Her images are just amazing. I really enjoy colouring the hair on these images, its a great way to practice shading too!
This image is called Love Letter Mermaid 

As always i have used my favourite My Minds Eyes papers with Kraft cardstock which i embossed.
I made the tulle flower myself with cutting circles of tulle, a few stitches to gather it slightly and then popped a brad through to secure it. I also am gutted to have used my very last bit of my favourite gathered lace along with some organza ribbon..i will have to get online to find some similar as the shop i bought it from has closed. Just another excuse to spend more money!!

Another few views of my card..

I have entered my card into the following challenges,
Lollypop Crafts - 2 different punches/dies (Spellbinders Label Die for card base and TH vintage lace die)
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Shaped Card 
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes

I am now off to relax and catch up on some programs that i have on the Sky +!
Have a great night!

Saturday, September 15

Elphine House Australia Challenge 3,2,1!

Hope you are all having a good start to the weekend! 
Today is the start of a new challenge at Elphine House Australia!

The theme this time round is...
3,2,1 Recipe - Choose your own ingredients!!
I have chosen to use 3 Designer Papers, 2 Ribbons and 1 image. 
As i said you can choose anything at all for your 3,2,1 recipe! If you pop over to the challenge blog you will find lots more ideas from the girls on the Design Team.

I have used one of the newest stamps from Elphine House which is called "Sophie's Birthday Balloon"...another amazing image from Elisabeth Bell! Isn't her dress fab!

Remember that you can use ANY ELISABETH BELL IMAGE to enter this challengeUnfortunately we have had quite a few non Elisabeth Bell images being entered over the past few challenges. Just check out the rules, not that we have many, then you cant go wrong. 

I have used My Minds Eye Papers which is my favourite at the moment. The Lost and Found Collection 2 has so many of my favourite colours and styles.  As always my flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft and i made the pins myself using the pin,beads and crimp beads to secure them on.

Here is another view of my card

I would like to enter this into the following challenges..
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Sugar and Spice (all things girly!)
Paper Crafting Journey - Use Sentiment on card.
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes

I do hope you will join us over at the Elphine House Challenge Blog. You might just be a winner of a Elphine House Australia Stamp of your choice!

Friday, September 14

Cute Card Thursday Guest Designer - Christmas in September!

Here i am at last! What a day. I meant to do this post earlier but i had my hospital appointment at 9 am and it was such a rush to get us all ready and out the door. Didnt get great news from hospital either. Looks like my bone Marrow is not responding to my low blood count...but dont know why. The doctor has added B12 injections to the list of meds to see if it helps me feel a bit better. 

Well today at Cute Card Thursday its time for a new challenge! I am so pleased to be their Guest Designer this month, the challenges are fab!
This week its Christmas in September!
Here is my card...
Card Recipe
Image - Magnolia (not sure of exact name)
Papers - Papermania, Home for Christmas paper stack and Kraft Cardstock
Dies - Marianne Design Snowflake Dies and Flourish.
Embellishments - Tulle, Gems and Diamante Slide from stash! 

 Another View...

I have entered this card into the following challenges;
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Gems
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes

That all from me tonight but please pop over to Cute Card Thursday and get those Christmas Creations linked up!
Take Care, Hugs,

Thursday, September 6

Guest Designer at Cute Card Thursday!

Hope you are all having a great day! I have had a busy day. Davids of today so i thought i would have a great day to craft and tidy a few of my crafty drawers such luck! Sean is of school sick so he had to   go to the doctors and has a chest infection then Carrie had her blood test this afternoon and to finish it off i feel rotten.
Anyway enough complaining! I am over the moon to have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at Cute Card Thursday.
The theme is Autumn Gold! 

They have a fab sponsor this month..Love to Stamp which is the home of Little Darlings Rubber Stamps!

Here is my card for the challenge....
Card Recipe
Image - Mo Manning - Alisa with Flowers
Papers - My Minds Eye and gold/yellowish Coated Cardstock
Dies - Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish.
Embellishments - I made the Tulle flower myself, Ribbon, Pearls, Button from my stash.

Here is more angles of my card..

I do hope you can pop over to Cute Card Thursday to join in with the challenge. The Design Team cards are amazing so there is plenty of inspiration to be had!!

Here is a few challenges that will fit with my card,
Mo's Digital Challenge - Anything Goes with a Mo Image
Fab n Funky Challenges - Autumn Colours
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and also a big thanks to the girls of Cute Card Thursday for having me as the Guest Designer!

Sunday, September 2

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Browns and Creams

At last i am back with a card. Its been well nearly 2 weeks since i was last here. Its been a real busy and tiring week. I am still struggling with this illness and its getting tougher and tougher to deal with as time goes on...things are getting worse, not better. Looks like i have to have another Bone Marrow Biopsy to see if things have changed any. I can hardly keep my eyes open when i sit down, never known exhaustion like this!

Anyway my card today is for the new challenge over at Crafty Calendar. 
This month we are having a colour challenge...Browns and Creams and also the optional extra of using/making a tag.

I decided to give my card and image a Sepia look. I have seen it lots over blogland so wanted to give it a go.
I used very few promarkers to keep layering for a deeper colour.  The colours i used were Satin, Pastel beige, caramel and just a touch of cocoa.  I really enjoy just sitting colouring, so relaxing!

Card Recipe 
Image - Emma's Gift of Love from Elphine House Australia!
Papers - My Minds Eye
Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, Marianne Design Flourish
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Handmade Pins, tulle, pearls, ribbon and lace from my stash.

Here is another few views of my card.. 

There is a few challenges that i would like to join in with. Here are links to the challenges.

The Ribbon Girl - Pearls.
Crafty Catz - 3 embellishments (flowers, pins and pearls), 2 Papers and 1 image!
Stampin for the Weekend - Pearls and Swirls    
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!