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Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 3 Post #17

            This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team  with  Michelle Grant Designs You will see our inspiratio...

Wednesday 17 April 2024

WOYWW #776


It is Wednesday so I am linking to the Stamping Ground

Follow the link to find out more about What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday and maybe join in... This is my post for WOYWW #776

OK - so the best laid plans etc...

I planned to write this on the train into the City and I thought I had my desk photo on my phone. As it turns out I must have taken it off onto my computer this afternoon!

We are off to a concert to see James Taylor. Almost  exactly 54 years ago I received one of his LPs as an 18th Birthday present...

Anyway if you could see my desk photo you would see the featured post journal page on the desk easel.

And a mess on the surface... A journal page with a base layer of yellow and this edge to edge shaker card in progress...

This can be found in another post if you scroll down!

We were looking after Ollie today so there was an arrangement to pass him onto his Dad at the station so we could get the next train. First Dan was delayed by an accident on his journey home from work. Next we were just about to leave the house and Ollie needed his nappy changing!  

Anyway here we are on the train...and I thought I would finish with a video of Ollie...

Happy  WOYWW!

Butterfly Challenge #195

This was my last Butterfly Challenge entry and I was delighted to find that it was a winner! Thank you Mrs A!

The theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #195 is E for Easy Edge to Edge Shaker Card.

She shows the technique HERE

The wheel in the Butterfly Challenge is as follows with the colour scheme below

I chose to use Elegant Rose and Eucalyptus. 

I followed the instructions from Mrs A until I started embellishing. 
I used a  piece of card for the back of the shaker that was the backing from some freebies in a magazine! I embossed this with a script embossing folder.

You might be able to see a butterfly at the bottom through the window.

To embellish I added the windowframe from LeighSBDesigns cut with my Cricut in the Elegant Rose.

I added some penwork.

I then added some diecut butterflies also with penwork.

This is aimed at the 2nd prize Challenge.

And also Leigh's Challenge

I just discovered I was a prizewinner on Leigh's blog with this card so thank you Leigh!

Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More #466 Make Your Mark

This is my Make Your Mark project...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

I used a page from a mideer watercolour painting book, which I painted with the provided squares of colour.

I then added this to a yellow card blank matted with strips of card from my scraps. Finally adding some stickers and penwork.

 Hope you will enter the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge! Do hop over to see the fabulous inspiration from my team-mates!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 14 April 2024

Gecko Galz April Challenges

   This month the main Challenge theme is 

Ethereal Spring Challenge

Follow the link to share your make!

April 1st - 29th.

Feel free to grab our badge, and share on your blogs.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 

Here are my April makes - firstly my perpetual calendar with decorated booklets.

Next my bunny hanging:

A page from a junk journal:

And finally a photo frame.

All these use papers and images from Gecko Galz!

But we also have challenges on the Facebook Group

These are the April challenges:

Then there are also, with freebie images, the

Happy Crafting!

Sunday Songs and Rhymes - April 14 -28


Have you found the new home of the Outlawz Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge yet?

I do hope you will go and check it out! 

This challenge has no sponsors, but you do have the opportunity to win a top 3 badge.

Now on to the challenge!


Our Song/Rhyme this fortnight is from Nan

I have made a simple card using a postcard from Vintage Image Craft. I added this to a purple mat on a white card blank. I then added some diecuts also in purple (Tim Holtz dies)

I was inspired by violet, ... "Present early one and all"

If you haven't already, please join our 
to stay up with all the challenges.
Thanks for playing along!

Happy Crafting!

Friday 12 April 2024

Color Dare Challenge #596


This picture shows my make for the

Do pop over to the Color Dare Challenge and take a look at my teamies' makes.

This picture shows the challenge - 

The background is from my Gelli plate using yellow. I trimmed this and added it to a mat of black on a white card blank.

I then added flowers using a Art by Marlene stamp set stamped in black archival on a Gelli pull in browns. I cut these out and added the heads on dimensionals.
Finally I added the sentiment (a print from Michelle Grant Designs).

Hope you will join the Color Dare Challenge...

Happy Crafting!


Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 3 Post #17


     This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

Today I have used the image from Michelle's April Wishes.

I printed this on a Gelli pull - using various acrylics and a circle stencil. This was probably a third pull and quite pale.

I used acrylics, pencils, watercolours and inks to colour the image.
 I added antique linen Distress Oxide around the image.
I trimmed the image and added it to a blue background.

Happy Crafting!