Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Bearly Mine sale

Donna @ Bearly Mine Designs is holding a Bank Holiday sale this coming weekend. Pop over here & grab yourself some of her scrummy papers.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Inspired By a Movie

Its time for a new challenge over at Divas By Design & the theme is Inspired By A Movie. The film I am inspired by is The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio. All those fabulous scenes of beaches in Thailand. I chose to use Flip Flop Tida & Romantic Sunset stamps & coloured them both with Prismas. The paper is Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss. The seam binding from stash, as are the palm trees, which I have had years. The shells I picked myself last year, knowing I could use them at some point on a card lol & the film strip is from Bearly Mine papers, printed onto acetate.
I am away in Cyprus, so will look for challenges as & when.
Entering these challenges
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Make Your Mark ( colouring)
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Anything Goes
Cards Und More No Flowers (must stamp)
Magnolia-licious Anything Goes

Monday, 21 April 2014


Its my turn to post an inspirational post over at Bearly Mine Challenges today & I have used 2 sets of papers for this card. The brown one is a Brand new set Krafty Wishes

& the blue one is from The Boys Zone
The various stamps are from a Creative Expressions set called time & all of them have been stamped, coloured with TH DI Salty Ocean & Walnut Stain inks. The clock die is a Marianne. Not much more I can say, apart from its another male card for my box lol.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

New papers at Bearly Mine

Donna has released another 2 sets of fabulous papers today & honestly you need to go take a look at these here

Back to my card, where I have used Summer Floral Delights. I edged the backing paper with Spun Sugar TH DI & put some faux stitching around the edges. The clock face dies are Marianne, again cut out of Summer Floral papers with a little stencilling & faux stitching again. Happy Birthday is coloured with Spun Sugar DI & stamped with Victorian Velvet DI. Stamp from Dimension Fourth.
It is my birthday & wedding anniversary today & I am away on holiday, but will enter this into challenges as I can.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Magnolia Tulips at Divas

 Todays challenge over at Divas By Design is Easter/Spring & sponsored by Hobbycutz. As I dont send any Easter cards, I decided to go with the spring theme & chose to use Tulip Wheelbarrow & Tilda with Armful of Tulips, both from Butterfly Dreams. I coloured with my Prismas. I raised Tilda up with foam pads to give more dimension & added card mounts bigger than the image, which were coloured with Promarkers to match the papers.. I added a little stamp & used Worn Lipstick DI. The papers are all Papermania Rose Garden. The banner die is La La land, the ticket stamp is also Papermania I think, but I seem to have lost the cover, so not sure. Th flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Garland & I made them up using the same papers & drew some veins into the leaves.
The other banner die is also La la Land & I used Dovecraft letters to make the sentiment. A few pearls from stash complete the card.
I am away in Cyprus, but will enter the following challenges
Creative Card Crew    Spring
Papertake Weekly. Spring has Sprung
2Cuteink Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad  Add some Flowers
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Use 2 or more Magnolia stamps
One Stitch At A Time  Flowers
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Girls Only
Sir Stamp A Lot Use those Dies or Punches
Sketch & Stash. Sketch & stash is old stamps
Stamp & Create with Magnolia. Spring Flowers
Tildas Town CAS or Fussy & Fancy

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Tim Holtz Tattered Garland

I recently bought the Tim Holtz Tattered Garland die from Sir Stamp A Lot when I went to a class recently & here is my first play. The papers are from stash & were from bits & bobs drawer, so don't know whose they are. The yellow one I ran through the Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder & then inked with TH Walnut Stain ink. The flowers are made from the paper beneath & I have mixed & matched the petals & leaves to create this tonal floral display.Ribbon from stash (originally from Thailand) & sentiment was computer generated.
Entering the following challenges
A Creative Romance Spring Flowers
Alphabet Challenge D for Diecuts
Crafting for all Seasons Dies & Punches
Use Your Stuff Die Cuts
Pile It On Floral Fantasy

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Spring Is In The Air at Bearly Mine

Its time for a new challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges & the theme is Spring Is In The Air. I have used a Wild Rose Studio Bees with Cupcake stamp which I won over at Magnolia-licious recently. I coloured it with Prismas. Mounted onto a circle Nestie & a doily. The paper is Floral Surprise by Bearly Mine
Added ribbon from Hobbyhouse & the laser cut is Hobbycutz, covered in Shabby White Frantage. The flowers are an assortment from stash & a Memory Box pinwheel die.
Entering into the following challenges
Craft-Dee Bowz Anything Goes with Handmade Bow
Kaboodle Doddles Spring Is Coming
The Shabby Tearoom Photo Inspiration to include white/cream, pink, green, flowers, lace or ribbon
Stamp & Create Ready For Spring
Pile It On Floral Fantasy
Susy Bee Bloomin Challenge Spring
A Creative Romance Spring Flowers
Delicious Doodles Mothers Day or Special Female