Thursday, 30 July 2015


A quick post. For my second entry for the Marianne's Design Divas Challenge 'Circles' I have chosen  the Skating Don stamp.

I started with the background paper of circles. I cut a circle out of another paper and a doily out of dark blue card.
I added some glitter to the flower and to the snowflakes and lace and Gems.
Marianne Design products used were  DDS3307 Skating Don, LR0130 Doily, LR0116 Swirl, LR0112 'Snowflake' LR0285 Anja's Vintage Corner.

Challenges entered:-
Marianne's Design Divas Circles
Make My Monday Flowers

Monday, 20 July 2015

Round Easel Card

I got an honourable mention at the Shabby Tea Room for my last card. Thanks ladies. Hope this qualifies for the latest challenge.

Marianne's Design Divas Challenge is a round card or use circles so I decided to use MD die LR0112 circle die to make an easel card using pale pink card. I then cut a doily in cream using MD die LR0130. I cut swirls in pink from LR0116 and LR0248 Tiny's flower.

The sentiment was framed with the small Passe Partout rectangle CR1242. For the centre I used some decoupage of a tortoiseshell butterfly on bramble, something I don't often  do but happened to have in my stash. I laced some organza Ribbon round the side and added a cluster of flowers with a small heart charm.

Close up of Butterfly and flowers

The challenges I am entering are :-
In the Pink Pink and Floral
Marianne's Design Divas Round Card
Butterfly Challenge T is for Talisman
The Shabby Tea Room Summer Picnic

Friday, 10 July 2015

Sweet and Sunny

A lovely sunny yellow theme for this card. I used the Daisy Coffee Time stamp and coloured it to blend into the yellow card and Alla Prima paper with a little purple to contrast.

I backed the Image with LR0122 circle die and a paper doily. I used the MD pansy die CR1305 and LR0224 'Just for you' which I cut in yellow and brown to make a drop shadow. The Butterfly is from The Ribbon Girl and I coloured it with alcohol pens.
I added 3 small black gems to the pansy centres and 3 purple heart gems in the bottom corner.

I am entering the following challenges:-
Cute Card Thursday  Ladies Only
The Shabby Tea Room Sweet as Sunshine
Marianne's Design Divas Flowers
Butterfly Challenge G is for Gems
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes

I am off to Summer Crafting at Doncaster tomorrow. I have a list of essentials to look for but I'm sure to come back with more.

Hope you like my cards. Please come again.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Strawberries and Cake

This was inspired by the Make My Monday challenge Sweet Summer Treats and as I've been watching Wimbledon of course I thought of strawberries and remembered I had this lovely Raspberry Road paper. I used the reverse behind the topper which is Sweet Daisy carrying a lovely chocolate and cherry cake.

I used MD dies LR0116, LR0201, and LR0156 for the flower to mirror Daisy's hat. The tiny butterflies are from MD die LR0261 and have little green gems to match the paper.

I am entering the following challenges: -

Make My Monday Sweet Summer Treats
Cute Card Thursday We Love Cake
Crafting for all Seasons Cute and Summery
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas Flowers
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes

Thank you for looking. If you like my cards please come back.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Another Shabby Chic

I was pleased to be in the top 3 of Butterfly Challenge with my Pansies and Butterflies card. My butterfly this time is a gold peel off stuck onto vellum and coloured pink. I made a trail from the Butterfly with tiny pearls.

I distressed and stitched the backing papers before mounting on card. The stamp is lazy Daisy and I mounted her on pink card with MD die LR0215 small rose corner.
I coloured some cheesecloth with worn lipstick distress ink before adding the leaves and flowers. The large flower is made with flower punches trimmed, shaped and coloured with distress ink with a pink gem in the middle. The small flowers are bought and I found some tiny stamens in my stash. I used MD dies LR0156 and LR0157 for the leaves plus some punched leaves.

I am entering the following challenges:-
Butterfly Challenge G is for Gems
Marianne's Design Divas Flowers
In the Pink Shabby Chic Vintage
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Final Challenge