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LIM Pastel

March 7, 2011

This week on Less is more the theme is pastels

Well i didn’t realise just how little pastel stash i had until i started searching though so i don’t think i am really very happy with this card but i thought i would enter it anyway and see what happens.


I have inked the background strips  directly onto the card using Versa color Seashell and smoke blue and then embossed some lines to give it a bit of definition.

The flower and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink Friends til the end collection.  I have used some seed beads to finish off the centre of the flower



March 2, 2011

This morning I decided to have a look though my list of challenge blogs for some inspiration and a bit of a challenge.

At Creative Card Crew this week the challenge is to Make something Gothic

Hmm I’ve never made anything gothic and when i search through my images i couldn’t find anything gothicy either.  So I decided to download a Kenny K digital image and have a play.

I hope this is Gothic enough


I decided to use things from my scrap box for this.  I roughened up my dp around the edges and inked them.  then out came my mini sewing matching for some stitching.  I found some black feathery fibres and made some black paper roses and glittered the edges.

The image is Kenny K Devastatia and i have coloured her with my copic markers.

The photo doesn’t really do this card justice.  The light in my room today is a bit dull and trying to get the colours true just wasn’t happening.

Let me know what you think.  Comments are always welcome.


Fab ‘n’ Funky Spring

March 2, 2011

Ok it’s that time of the week again.  It’s time for the challenge at Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges  and this weeks theme is :

SPRING into action!!!

And this weeks sponsor is :

I have really had fun with this week’s card.  I am still sorting through my craft room finding places to put things and i found out my mini sewing machine so decided to have a play with this on my card which is something i haven’t done for ages. 

I was also inspired by Heidy one of my fellow DT members to make some paper roses.  I am going to make more of these as they are so much fun.


The image is one of Robyns digital fetish Chicky  coloured with copic markers

Papers are My Minds Eye Pretty Please Spring Papers.

I Also have the great honour of being once again a member of the DT for FnF and it really is great to be home, so you will be seeing a lot more of me on here again.

card #2 for less is more

March 1, 2011

While blog hopping through all the entries for this weeks Less is More I got so inspired by some of the techniques being used I just had to have another go.

This challenge blog has totally got me hooked and all the crafters are so friendly with constructive critism that you can’t help but improve in the skills of CAS cards.

A big thank you to Chrissie and Mandi for starting this wonderful blog.

Well here is my 2nd card of the week:


For this card I have done some masking with 3 3cm squares and some torn paper for the edges.

I inked over the masking with Pretty Color pigment stamp pad and a sponge. this is a 5 colour ink pad that my children have totally destroyed with there stamping but is great for sponging with.

The flower stamp is a large border stamp from Whispers that i got in a set when i first started stamping a few years ago and i haven’t used it in ages.  I have coloured it with watercolour pencils.

squares are bordered with a journaling pen.

Sentiment: Lizzie Anne Designs – Simply Sentiments.

Baby card

February 28, 2011

I’ve been having a play with the challenge at Less is More again and this weeks theme is

3 Squares

I decided for a change i would do an new baby card and here is what i did:


Images : woodware baby zone

sentiment : Pink Cat Studio’s baby stamps

FnF recipe

February 27, 2011

Sorry for the lateness of this post.  I had a schedule post for Wednesday as i knew i would be busy with the children this week as it is half term, and my time has been spent with them, but for some reason the post did not happen.

I only realised today when I have come into my craft room for my usual Sunday crafty play and lo behold no post grrrrr

Ok so this post is for the challenge blog Fab ‘n’ Funky challenges

This weeks challenge is a recipe

1 image, 2 embellishment and 3 papers

and our sponsors this week are

Here is my card


Image: Bunny Love Fairy – digis by phooka

Papers: My Minds Eye – Pretty Please Spring Papers

Spring Blooms

February 21, 2011

Ok so today I have had another play with the challenge at Less is more 

This weeks challenge is a spring theme.

This is the second card I made for this challenge but binned the first one as I hated it when it was finished.

Here is my final attempt

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The text is computer generated and printed straight onto the card. 

The flowers, ladybird and butterfly are whispers stamps, coloured with watercolour pencils.  I have used crystal effects on the ladybird and cut out the butterfly and popped it up off the card.

Hope you like