Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sunflowers and Sunglasses !!

Definitely sunglasses required for this card. Not quite sure what came over me, LOL, as this counts as a very bright card for me. Anyway, the theme at this week's Crafty Fairies is 'A Numbered Birthday' and as I needed to make a 70th birthday card it fitted perfectly. I've also used the sketch from the latest Sketch Saturday challenge.

Supplies used:
Image & Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
DPs - Dovecraft Back to Basics IV
Yellow card, gems and brads - all from stash

Dies used:
Spellbinders S5-158Timeless Rectangles; Plain & Scalloped Circles
Cheery Lynn B259 Daisy Strip and B304 Ivy Strip
Cuttlebug - Olivia Alphabet

I'd like to enter these challenges

Crafty Little Fairies - A Numbered Birthday
Sketch Saturday - challenge no. 277

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Cute As A Button

I made this card recently and the new baby really is as cute as a button (Hello Lottie!)

I started with an 8x8 scalloped card base and matted with pink and white embossed card. I used the Button Box embossing folder by Die'sire which is 8x8 size. Again I've used a fab LOTV image (I think it's called Baby Blanket), coloured with ProMarkers and which has been matted onto plain and scalloped Spellbinder circles. Sentiment is computer generated. Next I added a ribbon bow, secured with a button and twine and I finished off with some teeny butterflies and flowers with card candy centres.

a sideways view

button, bow & twine detail


I would like to enter into the following challenges:

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Cute & Cuddly

Here is today's card and it's just right to enter the first Crafty Little Fairies Challenge as the theme is Cute n' Cuddly Critters.

Old habits die hard and I've used a LOTV stamp. This cute teddy is part of the Posy Trio and has been coloured with Promarkers and layered up under apertures cut with scalloped Nesties. Card size is 6x6 and everything used is from stash. The DPs are a mix of Dovecraft and Vintage Rose from Pink Petticoat. The tiny butterflies are made with an X-cut punch.

                                                       Close up of bow and butterflies

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

Crafty Little Fairies - Cute n' Cuddly Critters
Challenges 4 Everybody - ch. 28 Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges - Anything Goes Monthly Challenge
ABC Challenge: U is for Unlimited
Country View Crafts' Challenges - Layers

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Butterfly Birthday

Yes, I know, Lili of the Valley again but I just can’t resist. I also wanted to enter the last ever Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge. I’ve enjoyed entering the challenges over the summer months and hope to join in with the new challenge blog.

So, on to my card. I used a 6 x 6 Kraft card blank and layered two different Vintage Rose DPs (by Craftworks) onto Kraft card. Edges have been inked with Memento Rich Cocoa. The LOTV image is one of the older Cute Squares, cut with a plain circle die and matted onto Spellbinders Butterflies Circle. Gems and ribbon from stash and the sweet butterfly stopwatch embellishment is from The Range. The sentiment is by Hot Off the Press and was a recent magazine freebie.

I would like to enter the following challenge:

Thanks for looking!