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Friday, 15 August 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND August Challenge - midway inspiration

Hi everyone

Today sees the half way mark for the Challenge at CCAYR, which is entitled 'Sparkle and Glitter,  My pile of simple little Christmas cards is gradually growing now.  I used two different embossing folders for this one.  I must admit I do like the effect of embossing on white.



Image coloured by a friend of mine
Flowers from Ebay
Embossing Folders
Items from stash
Machine Stitching

Do pop over to the Challenge Blog at CCAYR,  and take a look at the talented Design Team's  lovely creations.  I do hope you can join in with this lovely Challenge. 

Thank you so much for looking,

Judy x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

SWEET STAMPIN' CHALLENGE - Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone

I am delighted to be back with another Design Team card to share which I made for the Challenge at  Sweet Stamping   The  theme to this Challenge is entitled  'Photo Inspiration' 

I thought you might like to know a little about this photo.  It was taken at Riva on Lake Garda, Italy 3 years ago when we were celebrating our Pearl Wedding Anniversary.  It stood outside the most beautiful Lavender goodies shop I have ever seen.  You will see that it is lavishly decorated with two pretty little pots at the foot.  There is even a bowl of lavender soaps suspended from the handlebars and can you see that Gift Bag?.  Inside the shop was the most beautiful selection of Lavender themed gifts to purchase, all gift wrapped in celophane and of course the scent of Lavender wafted through to us (wthout getting into your throat) when we walked through the door.  I was enchanted with it. 


There is a a lovely sponsor: 

Challenge Theme: - PHOTO INSPIRATION (courtesy of Judy (that's ME! ) from her hols )
Sponsor: - The Hobby house - £10 





I found this so inspiring and here is what I came up with. I made a set comprising Lavender Bag, Greeting Card and Gift Bag.  I have used a lovely Digi image from Fresh Brewed Designs on the inside of the card, flowers from Live and Love Crafts and lots of lace and pearls.  Andit smells gorgeous!





 

Please do pop over and take a look at the very talented Design Team's work here.  It is a lovely Challenge, it would be great if you could join in.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Friday, 8 August 2014

FUSSY & FANCY CHALLENGE - BINGO

Hi everyone,

I am delighted to be back with a Design Team card to share which I made for the Challenge at  Fussy and Fancy     

Nathalie  is hosting this Challenge, the  theme is entitled  'BINGO'. and we are sponsored by   Fresh Brewed Designs

Bingo?  What a lovely theme. And what a lovely selection to choose from.  I just could not decide, so I went for full house!

I cannot take all the credit for this idea as I was also inspired by a lovely creation that Rebecca made some time ago.  Thanks for the inspiration Rebecca. You may remember me telling you about the lovely Envelope with tags that Rebecca makes, and also saying that I am completely hooked.  Well, here is another one I made in the form of a card.  There are a few photos:






You will see that the lovely image from Fresh Brewed Designs is discreetly shown on the bottom right of the insert inside the card and also at the foot on the reverse of each tag.

The papers, flowers Frantage and shabby ribbon are all from Live and Love Krafts
I used 'Steamy Romance' image from Fresh Brewed Designs
Items from stash

BINGO 

Pearls - Yes I used lots of pearls
Swirls -  This is beaded and can be seen at the top of the largest tag at the back.
Flowers - Plenty of those have been used.  They are also on the papers
Stitching  -  I machine stitched the edges
Lavender - Lavender coloured papers
Lace -  There is lace eding the envelope
Message - Can you see the little greeting tag?
Strass  -   Can you see the coloured gems on the middle two tags?
Frantage -  The Cheery Lynn Doiley die-cuts peeping out at the edges are Frantaged with Shabby White.

 I do hope you have time to pop over and take a look at the very talented Design Team's work on the Fussy and Fancy  blog.  It is a fabulous Challenge, it would be great if you could join in.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Thursday, 7 August 2014

KRAFTYHANDS CHALLENGE - Sketch

Hi everyone,

I have a DT card to share today which I have made for the Challenge at Kraftyhands which thios time is a Sketch Challenge.  And what a lovely Sketch this is too!






I loved working to this Sketch, in fact I just love using these lovely papers which are such brilliant quality for the price along with the gorgeous co-ordinating toppers.



The Garden Floral Collection Papers  
Garden Floral Collection Postcard Toppers 

Items from stash.

I do hope you have time to pop over and take a look at the very talented Design Team's work on the Kraftyhands  blog.  It is a fabulous Challenge, it would be great if you could join in.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Friday, 1 August 2014

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND CHALLENGE - August - Sparkle and Glitter

Hi everyone

Today sees the start of the new Challenge at CCAYR for the month of August, which is entitled 'Sparkle and Glitter.  I opted to make another embossed card adding lots of sparkle to the embossing, embellishments and image.  I coloured this so cute image with Copics.

Poinsettias from EBay
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and Ribbon Girl.





Do pop over to the Challenge Blog at CCAYR,  and take a look at the talented Design Team's  lovely creations.  I do hope you can join in with this lovely Challenge. 

Thank you so much for looking,

Judy x

Saturday, 26 July 2014

SWEET STAMPIN CHALLENGE - Take Flight (Birds, butterflies etc)

Hi everyone

I am delighted to be back with another Design Team card to share which I made for the Challenge at  Sweet Stamping   The  theme to this Challenge is entitled  'Take Flight'  so I am thinking birds, butterflies etc.  Well, the sky is the limit here, so I opted to make a step card using my lovely Cheery Lynn Step Card die.  After cutting the shape I ran it through my eBosser with an A4 Embossing Folder.  I love the effect and will definitely be making more of these.

There is a a lovely sponsor: 

Challenge Theme: TAKE FLIGHT(BIRDS, BALLOONS, PLANES, BUTTERFLIES)

Sponsor: - Crafty Ribbons - ribbon set




Meljen Designs image coloured with Copics 
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Tim Holtz and Cheery Lynn butterfly dies
Lots of stickles
Machine Stitching
Items from stash


Please do pop over and take a look at the very talented Design Team's work here.  It is a lovely Challenge, it would be great if you could join in.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Friday, 25 July 2014

KRAFTYHANDS MINI MAKES continued

Hi all

I am here tonight to share the remaining three mini makes which I made using the lovely materials from Kraftyhands

I absolutely loved making these, and once I got started I was completed hooked.  I just love using up scraps and making cards from bits of papers leftover etc.  Things that normally might not get used.  And I am quite taken with the little mini cards.  I was not sure if they would work but am really pleased with the results.  I hope this will inspire you to have a go too.  

You will see that there is a mini 'Envelope' card, well I m just hooked on making envelopes also, and am trying to find lots of ways to use them on our cards.  The best tip I have, from my experiences of playing, is to make the envelope first and then cut the card to the size of the envelope, and not the other way around.  I found this much easier. The shapes just seemed to materialise along the way.

I still have a few more which I went on to make using the lovely toppers from Cardmaker's Delights.  I will share these, hopefully, sometime next week.

Today I have been plaing with Washi Tape!  Watch this space for my finding on Washi Tape.  I will share my thoughts when I get a moment.  After all, isn't that what our hobby is all about?  Sharing ideas?


 MINI HORIZONTAL MULTIFOLD CARD
Fatale Paperstack & The Garden Floral Collection Postcard from Kraftyhands
 


MINI HORIZONTAL MULTIFOLD CARD
What a Hoot papers and Postcard from Kraftyhands



MINI 'Envelope' CARD with detachable tags.
Using 'Kew' Paperstack from Kraftyhands



Happy Weekend everyone, and thanks for looking,

Judy x