Thursday, 25 September 2014


The theme for In the Pink challenge is Sparkle and Bling so I have used Diva Daisy in her party frock and added some silver glitter.

I layered her on deep pink scalloped oval card. I die cut a corner of the pink backing paper with MD large rose corner die layered it onto pink card and rounded the other 3 corners.
 I cut a border out of a strip of pale pink paper with MD die LR0201 and cut a flower out of the same paper with the flower from MD LR0130. I added some pink lace and silver and pink ribbon.
I added some pink pearls round the image  and a silver heart and bling to the left. The butterfly is a silver peal off mounted on acetate and coloured pink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:-

Monday, 22 September 2014

autumn shades

I hope we haven't seen the last of the summer weather but everyone seems to be thinking autumn so I have done a monochrome card in shades of brown on the theme of autumn for the Marianne Design Divas challenge.

I have used MD dies LR0143 and LR0205 for the corner and fence and I rubbed a little gilding wax over them. I used MD dies LR0156 and LR0192 for the leaves.
The sentiment was cut out with the smallest spellbinders Fleur de lis die and mounted on chipboard.

I am entering it in the following challenges:-
Marianne Design Divas Monochrome
Electic Paperie Challenge Fall
MilkCoffe Challenge Colors of Autumn
Crafting for all Seasons Colours of Autumn
Simply Create Too Fall/Autumn
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes

Friday, 19 September 2014


This card was inspired by the Shabby Tea Room challenge 'Autumn Bliss' including pumpkin.
I didn't have any images of pumpkins so I painted the pumpkin in watercolour and cut it out adding some die cut leaves.

I found some little tins of acrylic metallic and glitter paints on a market stall and used these to decorate the chipboard corner and flourish and the flowers which are made of mulberry paper.

I am entering it in the following challenges:-
Cute Card Thursday Awesome Autumn

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Here is Daisy enjoying the lovely late summer sunshine.

I have used MD dies LR0230, LR0231and LR0241. The frame is Spellbinders Fleur de Lis and the flower from Le Crea.

I am entering it in the Don&Daisy Challenge Late Summer

Monday, 8 September 2014


Just a quick card I made for the Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Rainbows'.
I made it using some of my scraps up. I never throw anything away bigger than an inch or two.

3 strips of paper cut at an angle and layered onto maroon card. They are mounted onto cream card and a ribbon added before sticking to the card base. A die cut butterfly and gems added to finish.

Friday, 5 September 2014


I've not put my embossing folders to use much lately so this was the reason behind today's  card.
I randomly coloured the embossing folder with spiced marmalade and mustard seed distress ink before embossing the card. I went over parts with the mustard seed and dabbed on a few spots of red acrylic ink.

I coloured the edges of the  raspberry road paper and embossed card with vintage photo added a strip of lace and stuck to the card base.
The image was in line with the Shabby Tea Room theme 'Reading'. I stuck it onto chipboard and edged with vintage photo.
I cut the flower swirl out of pink card to match the pattern in the paper using MD LR0248. The orange flower was from LR0130 and the leaves from
LR0156. I added a gem in the middle of the flower, some bought flowers and leaves and gold rhinestones. The sentiment was printed from a computer and edged in vintage photo.

I am entering it in the Shabby Tea Room Challenge 'Reading'
Marianne Design Divas Callenge 'Anything Goes'
Scribble and Scrap Challenge 'Anything Goes'
Papertake Weekly 'Anything Goes'

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Another card with Don and Daisy, this time the Just Married stamp.
The theme for the Shabby Tea Room last week was Celebration using pink, flowers and lace. It is very pink and I have used a strip of lace along the bottom. I tinted the flowers to match the flower in Daisy's hair. Unfortunately I missed the deadline.

I added some punched leaves and ribbon to the flowers.  Top right I used MD die LR0248 to cut the flower out of pink card and MD die LR0241 for the sentiment. The cake is a memory box die and I decorated it with punched butterflies. I finished with two pink hearts top left.

I am entering this in the following challenges:-