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Thursday, 29 July 2010

My Colour create card and my exciting news,

Hi peeps, I'm using the post writer on my blog for the first time, would you believe it as I normally use Live writer but it has no labels slot so I have decided to use this, so I'm hoping this comes on my blog ok, as I'm also trying to get it to come up tomorrow or today if your reading this lol,

I've used Distress inks to colour the image, the image was sent to me as a RAK by my lovely friend Elaine, Thanks hun,
Challenge, Lily of the Valley,

The colours this time over at Colour Create  have been chosen by or lovely Victoria and she's gone for Hot Pink, warm Orange and Saffron, the optional extra is butterflies,
It's not colours I usually use but I must say I enjoyed the challenge and this is my card,
My exciting news is the lovely Sandie over on Paperplay has asked me to be on their DT team and of course I said yes, so what a fantastic week I've had lol, the theme for them this week is open and so I've made a christmas card, I don't know why because I usually don't do Christmas till November lol, I have used one of Di gorgeous Digi's for my card from here and it was so lovely to print, and colour,
Challenges, Little Red Wagon~ Christmas in July...   Tuesday Taggers~ Christmas in July...   Cupcake Craft~ Pastel Christmas,
 I have used a Marianne  Creatables die for the main body of my card using glitter card and making sure the top of two of the scallops were out of the die so it made a card lol, I then used a scallop and circle Nestie for the image which fit's perfectly inside, the image is coloured with copics and has quite a bit of glamour dust on them, the ivy is a punch I've had for years, well I hope your all having fun, hope to see you soon, 

Monday, 26 July 2010

Wow, I just had to tell,

Hi peeps, no card today  but I just had to tell you the exciting news, the lovely Susie over on DCD has asked me to be on her dream team, I’m so excited to have been asked and wish to thank her very much and to say I’m really looking forward to working/playing with the girls,

I also may have some more exciting news later too, but you’ll have to watch this space lol,

Pop on over to see the fabulous challenge they have for you this week,  the girls  have done some gorgeous DT creations,

Well I’m off now, Jim’s off this week so we’ll be out and about but I will be on here too lol, so I apologize if I don’t get round to you leaving my comments as quick but I will try to get you later, hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

It’s A Girl Thing

Hi peeps, how’s the weather were you are? it’s still raining on and off here, I’m getting really fed up with it now, it went gorgeous at about half six last night but by eight o’clock it was thundering and you guessed it it bucketed it down again, I tell you it’s a good job I’ve got this crafting to do or else I’d be going mad, well more mad than I am already lol if that’s possible that is,

The lovely Susie over at Die Cut Dreams wants to extend her DT, and  has asked for Pink and Girly, as you know one of my favourite things,  so here is my attempt, but why is it when you want your colours to look perfect, they never do on the computer lol,

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My ribbon is white in real life and the large rose is baby pink not peach as it looks here , the pearl strings are baby pink too but at least Tilda’s the right colours lol, I’ve edges the papers with white crackle paint and my main image is edged with star dust stickles as is her tiara, swirls and  on my flowers, I’ve used pale green vellum for the leaves and some craft wire too,

Tilda is coloured with Copics, and has Glamour Dust on her Tiara and dress, I’ve also distressed the edges of my papers and used a deckle edged Nestie for the main image, the large pink pearls are Basic Grey,

Hi peeps I’ve managed to take a picture outside showing the RL version, here it is LOL, see pale pink rose and white ribbon, xx

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I’m trying to catch up with loads of housework as Jim’s gone back to work today, so I’ve just done my ironing and now I’ve got to mop the floors YUK, two wet Westies doesn’t help with that either lol,

LGE rose~ Wild Orchid Crafts, yes they came and they are all gorgeous too, SM,  roses Fleetwood Market, all the others  items are from stash,

Papers Tim Holtz~ Vintage Shabby ,

I’m really fed up the colours haven’t come out better and I’ve used a daylight lamp too but I can’t do it outside as it’ll get wet, so this is as good as it gets I’m afraid lol,

I hope your all having a better summer than me, no don’t tell me you’ll have me packing lol,

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Just For You,

Hi peeps, well what can I say, we went to the lakes today, I thought Jim was off his head because it gave rain yet again and boy does it pour down if your up there when it does lol, on the way up there was these big black clouds and the traffic had their lights on coming from that direction, I was sort of dropping subtle hints about turning round etc any way he said we’ll see what it’s like when we get there and I’m really glad we did, because it was gorgeous, lovely sunshine that we’d not seen much of for two to three weeks,  we took the dog’s in the park and walked by the quite noisy river , then fish and chips sat outside, very very naughty but very very nice lol, then it was time to come home and yes you guessed it it was bucketing it down when we got to our village, to be fair it has gone lovely now but half six at night is a bit late to class it as a lovely day lol,

Right enough of my waffling on to my card which I have done for my last GDT for paperplay, I have really enjoyed the challenges and wish to thank the girls for asking me,  the colours I have used are blue, cream and yellow, I’m not sure if that’s the colours of the challenge so you will have to check up but this is what I was told, I’ve used some gorgeous BG Wisteria paper, I just love this paper and it had just those colours in it, I’ve followed the sketch over on the Sugar Bowl Challenge and I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out,

Challenges, The Sugar Bowl~ Sketch,   Pollycraft Monday~ Birthday,

UntitledI’ve used Copics to colour her and used Distress ink for the edge of the image, the borders where made using cream textured card and the quickcutz corners were done in lemon textured card, the leaves are pale lemon vellum and the butterfly is lemon card with a layer of vellum added over the top, it has got glitter as well on the edges of the wings and on the body but you can’t see it so well, pearl string, Hobycraft and the flowers are Magnolia I think which I’ve edged in the same Distress ink as the image, pearls are from stash,

P1020086I think you can just see the glitter on the flowers in her hair and there is glitter on the flowers on the card too, 

Right off now to put my feet up all this walking doesn’t do my sore ankle any good lol, and as you will already of guessed I’m hoping my computer will post this in the morning lol ,

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Summer Wedding,

Hi peeps, well what lovely weather were having I must say lol, rain, rain, and more rain and we have a hosepipe ban on because it didn’t do enough rain in winter, no because it’s letting us have  it all now lol, we managed to get a couple of hours lovely walk at Formby Point yesterday it’s only about  three quarter of an hours journey from where we live but we’d never been before, it’s lovely you go through this wood with  all little walks of various lengths where there are some of the last red squirrels left in the country only they apparently have disappeared somewhere and you had to inform a ranger if you saw one lol, any way when you’d gone through these woods you came out on to the beach, amazing so surreal, from a wood to the beach in half a dozen steps lol, we will certainly be going back again but definitely  not today as yes it’s raining again lol,

Well on to my DT card for Creative Craft, the challenge is called Here comes the bride and I have used Magnolia images for the bride and groom, I think I went overboard on the flowers though  lol,

Challenges, Wild Orchid Crafts~ open,    Timbroscrapmania~Love is,    Magnolia Down Under~ Season Themed,   Crafty Angels~Shabby Chic,   Die Cut Dreams~ Acetate,   Fussy and Fancy~ Stitching, scallops and sparkle, her dress is scalloped edged and she has glamour dust in her veil lol, Charisma cards~ Pink,    Hanna and Friends~ Celebrating, Miami doodles~ Anything goes,

P1010972The images are behind Acetate  which raised on foam pads  as I wanted to create a wedding photo effect has it worked? the “frame” is made using a spellbinders frameability which I’ve added some colour to and also used metallic rub on’s for an aged look, I coloured this image up a while ago when I thought I’d practise using a black copic pen as they are not the easiest thing to use lol,

The paper is Basic Grey and I’ve distressed it then sewn it using my sewing machine, the flowers are from Hobbycraft and a local craft shop, I have finally got round to ordering some flowers off Wild Orchid Crafts but they haven’t come yet, leaves are a  L-EM punch, glass beads are Magnolia and the pearl string was a local buy too,  a bit of liquid pearl and glamour dust tops it off  lol,

Well off now for a paddle in the rain, have  fun,

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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Ahoy There,

Hi peeps if you remember I said I was so excited to receive my Magnolias that I’d won well I couldn’t wait to colour one up lol and so here it is, I’m entering this into Just Magnolia which is using Bev’s lovely sketch and Magnolia stamp lovers which is take a trip, well I don’t know where she’s going but lets hope it’s some where nicer than here as it’s raining buckets again today, we had two hours sunshine yesterday for the first time in about three weeks we all thought summer’s come back and then it poured down again lol, thankfully we’d just got back from walking the dogs,

I know you’ve heard enough and are thinking just get on with it lol,

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Tilda is from the latest Bon Voyage collection, they are just adorable, as is the rope and the shells, I’ve made mine posh and put pearls on them, but for the life of me I can’t remember what their called it’s an age thing lol, feel quite free to tell me he he,

She’s coloured with DI’s using the gorgeous card sent to me to try I have so loved this so thanks again for who sent it  to me,

Papers were a frebbie from a craft mag, flowers local craft shop, L-EM branch punch, pearls from stash, charm bought when Woolworths was closing down and they were in the sale, gosh that’s ages ago lol and I think it looks a bit star fishy lol, Martha Stewart border punch thought this looked a little like shells too lol, Glamour Dust on flowers and porthole plus glossy accents on the window,

 

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Jim’s off now for a few day’s we will so enjoy the beautiful weather were having lol, have fun, will be back on here later,

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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Yeah I’m so Excited lol,

My summer stamps have come off Magnolia, I couldn't believe I’d left them in the letterbox thinking it would be junk mail while I played on my computer lol, what makes it even better is that I won them on their website so I’m off now to play lol, hugs Liz xx

Colour Create and 3rd GDT card,

Hi peeps, well I’m managing to get on my blog just about, entertaining two Westies and trying to colour isn’t easy lol, the challenge over at Colour Create this week is Janiels choice and it’s warm pinks, chocolate, brown and white, optional extra GIRLIE, that’s a lovely challenge for you as we all love our Girlie cards don’t we,

Challenges, Pollycraft Monday~ Bold and Bright,   Pear tree designs~ Glitter sparkles,   Papertake weekly~ In the Garden,    Little red wagon~Use a tree somewhere,

Pink Brown and White

We have been sponsored by http://www.ididitcreations.com/ who have provided us with some lovely Digi images to use, I chose this pretty little bird sitting on a tree stump, called A little bird told me,

Dt Bird and GDT paperplay

As you can see I’ve used a large white feather, love using these things, pearls, Tim Holtz flourish, MS trellis punch, Tim Holtz Shabby Chic Vintage papers, circle and scalloped circle Nestie dies, Copics, Glamour Dust, Magnolia Swirl Stamp,Sissix flourish swirl die

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I’ve used Tim Holtz Distress Inks on my flourish die to match the background of my card which I also did using these, it makes the card and extras coordinate and helps if you haven’t got the right coloured card like me lol,

I made my pearl swirl by cutting a swirl out of acetate then sticking my swirls onto it, I do hope you will join us, as  like I’ve said us girls like our pinks and girlie stuff lol,

For my second card today it’s for my GTD at paperplay, this time it’s a lovely sketch by Sandie and I think they have been given some images to play with as well, for this challenge I thought I’d go out of my comfort zone and do a country style feeling card, the image is by Sarah Kay which I’ve had ages and rarely ink up which is a shame as she’s adorable,I’ve also used a piece of cardstock sent to me to try with my DI’s and I’m loving it,

Challenges, Paper Sundies~ Lots of layers,   Creative Inspirations~ oldest thing in your stash,   Incy wincy designs~ Distress it,

PaperPlay - July 15

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The papers were a freebie in a craft Magazine and I’ve edged them with crackle paint not to sure about that actually as it’s a bit to bright for me but you don’t know these things till you try do you lol, button brads and flowers from stash, Tim Holtz adage  ticket which I’ve distressed and crumpled, platinum stickles are near her feet,

well I think that’s it for now, have fun, see you soon,

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Elisabeth Bell candy

I know I’m probably one of the last to have seen the wonderful blog candy that Elisabeth is giving away from here but it’s so gorgeous I thought I’d let you know, so ifyou have not already go visit now, she has some gorgeous designs on there, it’s very hard for me to write her name with an S instead of a Z  lol,

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Good Luck, hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Crafters Companion sneek peek,

Sara at Crafters Companion is launching a new CD and two stamp sets for her new gorgeous release out on Friday 16th July on Create and Craft show at 11 am, pop over to their Crafters Companion News, views Inspiration  blog now for the details and a chance of some candy,

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I’ve had a quick look over there and they are gorgeous, well worth a look, hugs Liz xx

I couldn’t resist lol,

Hi peeps, I went to a craft demo at a local store on Saturday, it was fantastic and I really enjoyed myself anyway looking round as you do I saw this stamp and well as said title I couldn’t resist lol, she’s so gorgeous and lovely to colour, I’d already got the papers and thought she would go lovely with these colours,

I’ve followed the lovely sketch from The Sugar Bowl  Challenge and so of course I’m entering it too, after all it is one of their stamps, I’ve got my eye on a few others as well but I’m also trying out some card somebody has kindly sent me to try, it’s a dream to work with the best yet actually, but it’s quite expensive so I’ll have to see lol,

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I’m dog sitting my daughters Westie for two weeks while she’s on hols, they are doing very well together Bom Bom and Tilly, but Bom Bom insists on going on the windowsill in the conservatory why you ask, I don’t know either I did ask her but alas got no reply she just looks at me with lovely big brown eyes, wagging her tail and pleading with me not to be told off lol, Tilly keeps looking at her to say if I did that there would be trouble!!

Looking at my picture she doesn’t look straight, she is it’s just the picture although it doesn’t help with the windowsill episodes lol,

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I‘m really enjoying my DI’s at the moment and it’s helping to keep me sane, well as sane as I’ll ever be lol,

Off now to check for any more challenges etc and check up on your lovely creations too have fun,

 

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Monday, 12 July 2010

Hi Peeps,

Just letting you know about some candy in case you haven’t heard, it amazing stuff and it’s over at pink Gem here, it’s on till the 30th of July, good luck hugs Liz xx

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Sunday, 11 July 2010

It’s A Lovely Day lol,

Hi Peeps, are you all still basking in the gorgeous weather? it’s cold, very windy and dull here I think were getting the raw deal in Britain this year I read all your lovely comments about the gorgeous sunshine and ours is hidden from view lol,

I’ve made a card for the Just Magnolia Challenge  using a gorgeous Magnolia image of Tilda with a sun parasol, do you think it might get the hint! it’s for my next door neighbour who’s asked for another card for her friend, I do hope she likes it and I’ve followed the recipe of Just Magnolia~ 3 Flowers, 2 papers,1 Ribbon,

Jeans card for friend 60 

The image and background are coloured with Distress inks, and there is a bit of glamour dust for the edge of her dress and parasol, I used a Nestie shape and then drew around the outer edge for a border on to some matching card,

My Recipe lol, Glamour Dust, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concorde,Spun Sugar,Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, aged Mahogany Distress Inks, Brads, ribbon, and papers all from stash, Papermania card stock,

All for now, have a lovely day, have fun too,

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Thursday, 8 July 2010

One For Jack

Hi peeps this is my card for the GDT at Paperplay, I do hope you will join in the fun this week as the challenge is to make a card where a number must be predominant, well it was so timely for me as I had to make a card for a little boy who’s first Birthday is coming up soon, I saw the Mo Manning  stamp for sale in my local craft shop and couldn’t resist it as boy  it’s  something Jack would do lol,

Challenges: Totally Gorjuss~ Sketch, Dont know if you’d class my card as Gorgeous  but Jack is lol,    Incy Wincy Designs~ Punches,     Creative Card Crew~ To Die For,

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I had some numbers on a program on my computer so I made it larger added they shadowed text, yes squint it is their lol, cut it out, then layered the nestie slightly behind for a bit of character well I hope it does lol,

H'e’s coloured with Copics and I hand doodled around the edge, don’t look to closely at that it’s rubbish lol,

The colours are a lovely turquoise blue and pistachio green and go really lovely together but the green looks a different colour on here, the letters where produced using a Tim Holtz Strip Text Die and I think they are great as they are a very useful size, so I hope to use them quite a lot, but hey we’ve all said that before lol,

Well all for now, I’ve got my daughters Westie staying with us for two weeks, so havoc will reign lol,

Hope you all have a lovely day, even though here the weathers dull, cool and rainy,

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Just Because !

Hi peeps, I hope you computers are behaving nicely although I’ve heard Mr Blogger is being Naughty to quite a few lol,

I seem to be having one of those weeks, you know the ones were if something can go wrong it does, yes one of those!!

I made this card yesterday to cheer myself up as she’s so adorable you can’t not but smile,

Challenges CLP~ Sketch,   My time to craft~ Angelic,   Flutter by Wednesday~ open,   Simon says stamp challenge~ Photo inspiration

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I’ve used a Spellbinders Frameabilities and kept the die in place gone over the edges with a blending tool using an Antique Linen Distress ink pad, then when I’d assembled my card added the pearls and glitter,I’ve roughly used the sketch at CPL just tweaked it a little lol, the corner die  and is quickcutz, leaves are L-EM punch,the tiny hearts are a Sissix Die, I’ve used two colours of vellum for the butterflies and added some pearls, the flowers are from stash and the pearl string is from hobbycraft, Lace from stash too, Image sent as a RAK, thank you

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I told you it was one of those weeks I’ve been using Live Writer for ages nearly as long as I’ve had a blog but couldn’t get the line around my pictures like I’d seen other bloggers use so I’m messing about yesterday and I found this bit to be able to put this thin line around the image, I found it by accident as it’s not very evident but at least that was one good thing that turned out ok lol,

Hope you have a great day and Mr Linky behaves again soon,

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Hi Girls,

Re comments, I’ve got five from last night at last but tried one this morning and nope not happening Mr NAUGHTY Bloggers on go slow lol, thanks for all your lovely comments and help, it’s much appreciated let’s just hope he finishes his strike soon, hugs Liz xx

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Sorry,

If anybody has kindly left me comments on my last post, I do apologize for not getting back to you as my damn blog has lost them all when I’ve asked it to publish, does anybody know what to do about this or is anybody getting the same thing happening to them, I only hope they will come back, hugs Liz xx

Summer Loving

Hi peeps the theme this week over at creative craft challenge is Summer loving and this week we have been kindly sponsored by the lovely Stitchy Bear stamps, when I made this it was boiling hot,now  it’s dull and overcast and  cooler so there will be no beach for me today lol,

I’m entering this into the following  challenges, Quirky crafts~ Ribbons,   Sir Stampalot~ Lazy Hazy Days of Summer,   Crazy 4 you~ two or more Ribbons,

I have coloured the image with polychromo  pencils, Sansador and for the skin Copics, her shades have Glossy Accents on them, I then cut her out and added foam dots to give her a 3D look too,

stitchy image, beach bag for creative craft DT

I’ve made my bag using papermania cardstock, the handles were a brown paper bag from a craft shop in which I’d got some goodies, so I cut the bag down just past the handles to attach them, the papers were a freebie from a craft magazine and the 3d embellishments were from a craft Magazine freebie years ago, I couldn’t believe they matched so well lol, the button was in my craft stash from years ago too he he, Ribbons a mixture from stash,   

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Hope you have a lovely day, have fun, see you soon,

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Saturday, 3 July 2010

From Tilda with Love xx

Hi peeps, another gorgeous day here today and so crafting at night as it’s too hot in the day lol, this is my card for the new Challenge Totally Tilda which is to use creams and browns and of course Tilda herself , I have chosen to use Tilda writing in her Diary for my card and she is coloured with Copics, polychromo pencils and Sansador,  I have downloaded a postcard template off the web, cuttlebugged it with a  script embossing folder, then distressed it around the edges and used Distress inks for colouring,

Challenges, Totally Tilda~ Browns and Creams,   One stop Craft Challenge~ Distressing,

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I have used Magnolia wedding collection papers and have distressed the edges of these too and again I coloured them, the card is layered to give a little depth and interest, well hopefully

 

P1020049Other Items used: Large rose Hobbycraft, sm daisy punch~ Woodware, brown textured papermania card stock, cream cotton lace from Fleetwood Market, foam pads, X-cut distressing tool, Marianne design flower die,

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Hope you all have a lovely weekend,

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Thursday, 1 July 2010

Colour Create DT card and Guest DT for Paper play Challenges,

Hi peeps, I’m doing this for my blog the night before as I’m putting on my Dt card for Colour Create which is Di’s lovely choice and this is the theme for you to get your ideas from,

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So it’s baby pink, Black and peach, with the optional extra of Lace or Tulle,  and we are sponsored by Michelle’s scrapbooking ,I have created a wedding card using Magnolia Tilda and Edwin, coloured with Copics with lots of Glamour dust and pearls,

I’m entering this into the following challenges, Lexi’s Challenges~ Layers,    Corrosive ~Flowers,    Quirky crafts~ Ribbons,   Timbroscrapmania~ Summer,    Tuesday Taggers~ Wedding Theme,they are also being sponsored by The Craft Barn here,    creative Craft World~ A Wedding,   Stampavie and more ~ Sparkling,

Colour create DT wedding card with fancy border

Other items used are  Papers~Hot of the Press Wedding~ had it years so don’t know if they still do it any more sorry, and Papermania Exquisite collection, flowers are large rose Hobbycraft, smaller roses and buds Craft shop in Fleetwood, l-Em Branch Punch, Black wire which I curled around my pokie tool was a Freebie with a Magazine years ago, just knew it would come in handy one day lol, the pearl heart pin I made myself using yet more frebbies which I glued to a large pin with Pin Flair glue, pearls are BasicGrey half pearls Opaline, Quickcutz Corner die, Pink and peach textured Papermania card stock, Liquid Pearls, Gorgeous Lace from a craft fair in Manchester,

 

And thanks to my lovely friend  Mandy you can actually see the sparkle so thanks hun,

please  go and check out the gorgeous creations my fellow teamies have done they are stunning,

 

And the lovely Sandra has asked me to be a Guest DT for July over at Paperplay Challenges so of course I said yes and this is what I did for them, the challenge is to make ( a card/layout/gift for a child or Teenager, I have used one of Di’s gorgeous Digi’s for my image, available here she is called  Big Sister Babs and she was a dream to colour,

Challenges, Pollycraft~ Pinkalicious/ All pink or a little pink,    A Pocket full of Posies~ One for the girls,    Crafts and Me~ Birthday,

P1020025As you can see I used Acetate for the main front of my card, which I attached my half circle and main image to the front of and my backing piece behind the Acetate, papers are TPC studio Girlfriends phrases there is another layer on the main card behind too which you can’t see duh!  and I bought them from Card Craft Plus, the image is coloured in Copics and I layered her skirt by printing off another image colouring and deco paging it on top with foam pads, brad  and paper flower from stash, Corner die~ X cut I think,

Well hopefully this will have loaded, as Jim’s off tomorrow/today lol, and we are going out, so have fun and I’ll see you soon,

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