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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Hallowe'en in August!!


Not Christmas in July but Hallowe'en in August!
This was a daily challenge on Mad Crafters Giggles on Facebook.
Anyway it took my fancy as I had just noticed
the digis
Delicious Doodles 'Pumpkin Corner'
and
Dragons Lair 'Spooky Tree'

I printed both on a dusky pink cardstock and then coloured them  in using Promarkers
 in a variety of basic colours including orange and lime green,
I cut a roughly circular shape around the 'Spooky Tree' and a rectangle around the 'Pumpkin Corner'
 then distressed them around the edges with Tim Holtz 'Ripe Persimmon'.

I was basically following the square version of this card sketch for Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #304


I used a cream pre-folded square card base, matted it with a pale pink cardstock, added my shapes and a few embellishments...and this is how it turned out...


As well as the Mojo Challenge I am also submitting it to the following Challenges


I wanted to add an entry to the Make It Monday challenge too. I was doing this late last night though and didn't get it quite organised...MIM#151 allows you to link to a favourite make from any time.
I made the following card recently for my daughter's Birthday. I used one of my favourite poppy stamps from Indigo Blu, stamped with one of my favourite ink pads - Hero Arts 'soft canteloupe'.
 My daughter's favourite colour is orange!


I originally posted this in Nearly the end of May but think it also fits with Hallowe'en colours!

Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Just for fun!!

Very exciting!
Today is the launch of the Just for Fun Challenge Blog!

I was honoured to be invited to join the very talented group of crafters who make up the Just for Fun DT!!
 I hope I can add a little something in my own small way!

The first challenge is 'Anything Goes'.

If you have read any of my blogs you will know that I am 'between craft rooms'!
My husband and I recently left Abu Dhabi and we are back in the UK awaiting our next 'expat posting'.

Anyway I decided that my 'Anything Goes' card was going to feature a beautiful butterfly embellishment that I picked up in the Naif Street Souq in Dubai - a very colourful area of Dubai with small shops overflowing with inexpensive ribbons and bows, buttons and beads, laces and gems...

Because I didn't want to detract from the lovely gold,beige and brown butterfly,
 the rest of the card is very minimalist.
I started with a pre-folded white card and just added horizontal and vertical banners in gold and brown papers. The butterfly and a few sparkly floral beads completed the picture.

And here it is...


Happy Crafting!

Some cute cards

I have just added another card to my 'cute cards for kids' collection...


Today's card is the one bottom left. I used the Bugaboo image 'girlpeek5'.
 (Bottom right was Bugaboo 'beachbaby')


My second set of cute cards are my 'Here comes Summer' ATC's for the UK ATC Swap on facebook.



Finally I have my entry for the Digi Darla Challenge #73

This used the prescribed digi plus sundry embellishments and micro beads.


Happy Crafting!