Saturday, 26 September 2015


Winter is on the way but I am thinking of spring with this card. I have Daisy enjoying the countryside and watching these 2 little lambs who seem to have escaped their field.

I have used my new Village Scene dies for the background fence and tree and Flower Border die for the front. The daisies are made with paper punches with Flowersoft centres. And I just love these dragonfly gems. I hope they qualify me for the Cute Card Thursday challenge. Marianne Design products used DDS3318 Daisy in the park, CR1273 flower border, COL1383 village, LR0205 bird, LR0358 lamb, LR0156 leaves.

Challenges entered:-
Make My Monday Nature
Cute Card Thursday Things with Wings
Marianne Design Challenge Flowers
Marianne Design Kreadiva's Anything Goes New Punch(Die)
Marianne's Design Divas Animals
Whoopsi Daisy Add an Embellishment
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes

Friday, 18 September 2015

Black and white

The theme for the Make My Monday Challenge is Black and White with a hint of one other Colour. I have chosen to use the Marianne Design Embossing folder DS0911 in white over black card.

My hint of colour is gold in the butterfly, gold thread and gems.  Other MD products used LR0112 swirl, LR0156 leaves, LR0157 lavender, LR0142 poinsettia and LR0192 leaves.

I would also like to enter this in the following challenges:-

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Harvest time

Last week of the Don and Daisy Challenge 'Autumn', and I just hope my card is considered autumny enough.

I masked off Daisy and coloured the background with Brushos. I had her picking apples that had fallen rather than crocuses. The apples are made from polymer clay. I don't have the  lovely MD Autumn Leaves punch die (it's on my wish list) so I had to cut some leaves from patterned paper using a small poinsettia die. And of course with winter on its way we must not forget to feed the birds. MD dies used LR0142, LR0205, LR0261, LR0290 and CR1291.

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Pink Bows

The challenge for In The Pink is Ribbons and Bows and I happened to have a ribbon of bows so made this fairly simple but very girly card.

I used 3 different pink papers and a Spellbinders Border die on 2 of them to which I added some faux stitching in gold. I added another ribbon with a bow along the top.
I cut Marianne Anja corner in pink card and leaves from MD LR0156
I would also like to enter this in :-
Crafting for all Seasons Tic Tac Toe (flowers/ribbon/faux stitching)
MMM Something Beginning with F (flowers)
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Autumn leaves

Here is Daisy dancing in the fallen leaves. I have used pale lemon card for the mat and die cuts and lovely leafy backing papers from my stash.

Marianne dies I have used are LR0116 frame, LR0112 swirl, LR0285 vintage corner and COL1304 for the leaves which I cut from mulberry paper. The flower is from  a LeCrea die which I also cut from mulberry paper.

I added some vintage looking lace and ribbon some twine and a crackle painted heart with sentiment. I cut the heart out of chipboard, coloured it with vintage photo distress ink then painted on a coat of school glue and a layer of acrylic paint and let it dry before stamping the sentiment and inking the edges.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Cute Card Thursday 'Autumn Leaves'
MMM 'Something Beginning with F', Flower/Fall
Don and Daisy 'Fall'
Crafting for all Seasons 'Tic Tac Toe' Flowers/Die Cuts/Patterned Paper
Crafting from the Heart 'Challenge 76'
Marianne's Design Divas 'Anything Goes'
Marianne Kreadiva's 'Anything Goes'

Just found out I made The Shabby Tea Room Tea Time Terrific Top Three again. Thank you so much ladies.

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015


The challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday is monochrome and I have chosen shades of lilac.

I cut out Daisy and placed her on the die cut seat. All the other die-cuts I tinted with Dusty Concord distress ink, MD dies used were LR0258 bench, LR0261 topiary, LR0276 Petra's bridge with the bottom cut off and CR1308 lily of the valley. I added 3 butterfly gems, ribbon and bought organza flower.
I am also entering this in the following;-
Butterfly Challenge A is for Archway
Mariannes Design Divas Anything Goes