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Thursday, 7 September 2017

CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE CHALLENGE #31 - LEMONSHORTBREAD

Welcome to CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE Challenge #31
A new challenge today.
Our sponsor for this challenge once again is
The winner will receive 3 IMAGES
Thank you so much to LEMON SHORTBREAD for their generous donation.
This is my project for this challenge
I decided to use this image....
HEDGEHOG LEAVES
Hope you like my bit of inspiration.
***************
Happy crafting!!
Mary
DT at Crafting With An Attitude

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #33 - ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS

I love making Xmas cards.
The theme from now on will always be ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
Here is my DT project for this week.
I chose this cute little Gift Envelope and Gift Crad this time.
The envelope would be great for putting in a gift card or even money.
I hope you like it and it will give you a little inspiration..
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,

 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

MIX IT UP CHALLENGE #5 - ANYTHING GOES + INLAID DIE CUT

Please feel free to take our blog logo and display on your own blog.
***THESE ARE OUR CHALLENGE RULES***
The challenges at MIX IT UP will run for a whole month,
with a midway post on 15th with more inspiration from our DT.
You can enter up to 5 projects in our challenges and combine them with as many 
other challenges as you wish.***
All our challenges will be 'ANYTHING GOES' with an optional twist. 
Your projectscan be anything, cards, ATC, Mixed Media, 3D Projects, Altered Art, papercrafts
and/or scrapbook layouts. We want to 'mix it up'!
The challenge will close at 6pm EST (11PM GMT (UK time)
on the last day of the month.
We hope you will join us for all our challenges.
This challenge -   
ANYTHING GOES with optional twist INLAID DIE CUT
This is my inspiration project for you.
Hope this will give you lots of inspiration.
I started off with a 5.5x5.5 base card.
I layered the front and inside with paper from the ENGLISH GARDEN paper pad
from CRAFT CONSORTIUM
I die cut the 'inlaid die cut' using a die from my stash.
Pretty butterflies and flowers.
I stamped a 'thinking of you' sentiment and die cut it with a banner die.
Finally I placed a blue self adhesive pearl in each corner.
Hope you like what I did and it will inspire you to join in with our challenge.
Remember its an 'Anything Goes' challenge and the 'twist' is always optional.
Thank you for stopping by today!
I sure appreciate all your visits.

Happy crafting!
Mary
DT Mix It Up Challenges 







LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #129 - CHILDS PLAY

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
CHILDS PLAY
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 
This is my DT inspiration for you this time around.
A simple card this time around.
I used a 5.5 square base card and layered the front with a patterened paper - 5-3/8inch square.
I used a baby print paper pad in my stash and cut out elements from it, such a stags and circles. I die cut a stitched circle and put a self-adhesive rocking horse picture in the centre and put on the card using foam tape. 

Hope you like it and I hope you will join our challenge.
Happy crafting!

Hugs
Mary x

Friday, 1 September 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS BLOG CHALLENGE #5 - FEATURE A CREATURE

Well here we are with Challenge #5 for.....
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS BLOG CHALLENGES
The theme for this challenge is....
FEATURE A CREATURE
You can read the rules....
HERE
So here is my DT inspiration for you!
I used Andrea's image 'ROCKET & ROSIE'
You can purchase it
HERE
This is such a cute image and so easy to colour.
I coloured the image with Copics and made the grass and what are supposed to be flowers lol.
I die cut around the image using a 'stitched circle' die. I placed it on top of a pretty patterned paer I layered on the fron of the card. Lastly I stamped a sentiment and cut it out using a 'banner' die.
I used foam tape on the image topper and sentiment banner to give them some dimension.
  I hope you like what I did with the image and it will give you some inspiration.
Thank you for visiting today.

Happy crafting!!
Mary x
DT at Sheepski Designs

MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING CHALLENGE #9

Hello!
Welcome to another..
MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING CHALLENGE
The Theme for this challenge is...
ANYTHING GOES
and using the mood board below
So I came up with this for the challenge ....
Itried to use as many of the colours as I could, I think I managed it!
I hope you will join in with our challenge.
We look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Thank you for visiting today.

Mary
DT for Making Memories Crafting


EMERALD CITY CRAFTS CHALLENGE #3 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!
Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge, it was difficult choosing winners!
You can see the challenge rules right here...
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge-rules.html
The challenges will be monthly on the first Friday of each month.
They will run for 3 weeks and the theme will always be
'Anything Goes'
 So here is my bit of inspiration for you this time around....
I used the Ephemera 'So Cute'The gorgeous Ephermera cards can be found in the Linda Simpson Designs web shop...
http://lindasimpsondesigns.com
along with lots of beautiful papers and other sets too.
I hope you like my inspiration for you and you will join us for our challenges.We do hope you will join us for some fun.
Happy crafting!

Mary x
DT for Emerald City Crafts

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #32 - ADD A SENTIMENT

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards.
The theme for this challenge is
ADD A SENTIMENT
Here is my DT project for this week.
 I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Saturday, 26 August 2017

SKETCH SATURDAY #478 - BUGABOO STAMPS

Good morning!
This is my final post as GUEST DESIGNER for August at
and I have had a fabulous time!
My thanks to the Admin for asking me and hope we do this again sometime.
The sponsor for this challenge is...
BUGABOO STAMPS
The image I used....
 Here is my project.....
I hope you will join in the fun
Thank you for taking a peek here today!

Hugs
Mary
(Ameera Crafts)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #31 - WREATH

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards.
My DT project for this week.
The theme for this challenge is WREATH

I simply printed out a digi image of a lovely Christmas wreath I had and die cut a square around it then matted it to the front of a 5x5 white card base. I also printed out a 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' sentiment and laid it across the centre of the wreath using foam pads to give it a little lift.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

NEW DESIGN TEAM POSITION

Hello! Hello!
I am so excited to announce I have been asked to join the DT of Craft Consortium!!
As a long time fan of their gorgeous products I cant wait to get started!
Just for starters here are some of my DT samples I used in my application.
All made with Craft Consortium gorgeous products.




Many, many thanks for this opportunity Craft Consortium!

Mary


Saturday, 19 August 2017

SKETCH SATURDAY #477 - CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS

Good morning!
I have the pleasure of being asked to be GUEST DESIGNER for August at
I was very pleased to accept and send my thanks to the Admin.
The sponsor for this challenge is...
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS
The image I used....
BUNDLE OF HEARTS
I hope you will join in the fun
Thank you for taking a peek here today!

Hugs
Mary
(Ameera Crafts)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #30 - SPARKLE

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards.
Here is my DT project for this week.
The theme for this challenge is
SPARKLE
Simple and quick make today.
Red 5.5x5.5 card base. I matted and layered with two Christmas themed designer papers.
I die cut and elegant lady in red glitter card, and added some STICKLES in Star Dust to give the appearance of frost. I added one of my favourite Christmas embellishments, a tiny piece of handmade holly in the bottom right corner. Finally I stamped a sentiment on to red card in gold ink and made a small banner.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

MIX IT UP CHALLENGE #4 - ANYTHING GOES + PAPER PIECING

Please feel free to take our blog logo and display on your own blog.
***THESE ARE OUR CHALLENGE RULES**
The challenges at MIX IT UP will run for a whole month,
with a midway post on 15th with more inspiration from our DT.
You can enter up to 5 projects in our challenges and combine them with as many 
other challenges as you wish.***
All our challenges will be 'ANYTHING GOES' with an optional twist. 
Your projectscan be anything, cards, ATC, Mixed Media, 3D Projects, Altered Art, papercrafts
and/or scrapbook layouts. We want to 'mix it up'!
The challenge will close at 6pm EST (11PM GMT (UK time)
on the last day of the month.
We hope you will join us for all our challenges.
This challenge -   
ANYTHING GOES with optional twist PAPER PIECING
This is my inspiration project for you.
My interpretation og Paper Piecing.
The fairies are paper pieced.
Hope this will give you lots of inspiration.
 Happy crafting!!

Mary
DT for Mix It Up Challenges

Saturday, 12 August 2017

SKETCH SATURDAY #476 - STAR STAMPZ

Good morning!
This is my second week as GUEST DESIGNER for August at
SKETCH SATURDAY!
So is my project this time around.....
I used an image from
STAR STAMPZ
for this project
The image is
BUMBLE BEE
I hope you will join in the fun
Thank you for taking a peek here today!

Hugs
Mary
(Ameera Crafts)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #29 ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards.
My DT project for this week.
The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES.
Simple and quick make today.
Kraft card base and using elelments to create a 3D appearance.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Saturday, 5 August 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #128 - HEY DUDE

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
#128 HEY DUDE
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 19th of the month. 
This is my DT inspiration for you this time around.
A simple card this time around.
I made a quick 6x4 kraft card base and matted the front using elements from a
STUDIO LIGHT 3D Die Cut Pad.
I used a fishing theme as it was a male card.
I built up the front with decoupage pieces to give a 3D effect.
Hope you like it and I hope you will join our challenge.
Happy crafting!

Hugs
Mary x

SKETCH SATURDAY #475 WITH MMEDEL ILLUSTRATIONS

Good morning!
I have the pleasure of being asked to be GUEST DESIGNER for August at
I was very pleased to accept and send my thanks to the Admin.
So without further ado here is my first project.....
I created this card using images from
The image is from a set of stamps
I hope you will join in the fun
Thank you for taking a peek here today!

Hugs
Mary
(Ameera Crafts)

Friday, 4 August 2017

MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING CHALLENGE #8

Hello!
Welcome to my first posting for..
MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING CHALLENGE
The Theme for this challenge is...
ONE FOR THE GIRLS/LADIES
A huge 'thank you' goes to our fabulous sponsor....
DIGI STAMPS 4 JOY
Prize will be $10 Gift Voucher for the winner!!
My project for this challenge is....
I used 'BRUSHSTROKE FRAME' for my project.
It is available HERE....

I hope you will join in with our challenge.
We look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Thank you for visiting today.

Mary x


EMERALD CITY CRAFTS CHALLENGE #2 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello!
Our first challenge was a huge success!
Thank you to everyone who entered, it was difficult choosing winners!
You can see the challenge rules right here...
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge-rules.html
The challenges will be monthly on the first Friday of each month.
They will run for 3 weeks and the theme will always be
'Anything Goes'
 So here is my bit of inspiration for you this time around....
I chose to create a sort of 'mixed media' mdf tag for this challenge.
I hope you like what I did.
The gorgeous Ephermera cards can be found in the Linda Simpson Designs web shop...
http://lindasimpsondesigns.com
along with lots of beautiful papers and other sets too.
Everything else is from my stash.
I hope you like my inspiration for you.
We do hope you will join our challenges and have some fun.
Happy crafting!

Mary x
DT member at Emerald City Crafts

Thursday, 3 August 2017

CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE - CHALLENGE #30

Welcome to CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE Challenge #30
This is my first post as part of this lovely team.
Thank you to Terri for having me join her team.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
The winner will receive 3 IMAGES
Thank you so much to LEMON SHORTBREAD for their generous donation.
So on to my project for this challenge
I decided to use my own Lemon Shortbread image....
Hope you like my bit of inspiration.

Happy crafting!!
Mary
(Ameera Crafts)

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #28 ANIMALS

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards.
My DT project for this week.
The theme for this challenge is ANIMALS.
I printed out the main images then stamped and coloured some trees.
I die cut around the image to make the topper, added a sentiment and ribbon in the top right corner.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS BLOG CHALLENGE #5 - FLOWER POWER

Well here we are with our fourth challenge for.....
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS BLOG CHALLENGES
The theme for this challenge is....
FLOWER POWER.
You can read the rules....
HERE
So here is my DT inspiration for you!
I used Andrea's image 'SUMMER'
She reminds me of  a 'sixties' hippy girl lol.
you can purchase 'Summer'
I hope you like what I did with the image and it will give you some inspiration.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will visit our other DT members to see their inspiration too.

Happy crafting!!
Mary x
DT member at Sheepski Designs

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - #27 BUTTONS

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards.
My DT project for this week.
The theme for this challenge is BUTTONS.
I didnt have any 'buttons' in my stash so the tartan heart with peg was the next best thing lol.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #26 - PATTERNED PAPER

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards.
The theme for this challenge is PATTERNED PAPER.
My DT project for this week.
I used a printed image from THE PAPER SHELTER to make this 6.5x6.5 card.
Hope you like what I did!
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

MIX IT UP CHALLENGE #3

Please feel free to take our blog logo and display on your own blog.
***THESE ARE OUR CHALLENGE RULES**
The challenges at MIX IT UP will run for a whole month,
with a midway post on 15th with more inspiration from our DT.
You can enter up to 5 projects in our challenges and combine them with as many 
other challenges as you wish.***
All our challenges will be 'ANYTHING GOES' with an optional twist. 
Your projectscan be anything, cards, ATC, Mixed Media, 3D Projects, Altered Art, papercrafts
and/or scrapbook layouts. We want to 'mix it up'!
The challenge will close at 6pm EST (11PM GMT (UK time)
on the last day of the month.
We hope you will join us for all our challenges.
This challenge -   
ANYTHING GOES
with optional twist DISTRESSING - INK/TOOL
This is my inspiration project for you.
 
 I started with a 6x4 kraft base card with fold at top.
I layered with two different papers, distressing the edges of both layers with a distressing tool.
I took several die-cut toppers, distressing those too,
placing them at various places on the top layer.
I stamped a sentiment on to kraft card and die-cut it with a stitched tag die.
I tied a piece of twine in a bow and placed it over the hole on the tag.
I used 3D glue gel on all the toppers.
Hope this will give you some of inspiration.
Please take a moment or two to meet my other teamies....

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

THE MERRY XMAS CHALLENGE - #25 RIBBON

I was very honoured to be asked to join the DT for
THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!
I love making Xmas cards so of course I said 'Yes'!
So my thanks to Janis the challenge owner.
And here for you is my first DT post!
The theme for this challenge is RIBBON
I love the Scandinavian Christmas themes so that is what I chose to do.
I started with a 5.5x5.5 kraft card base with fold at the top.
I used elements from a paper pad in my stash filled with toppers and embellishments...
with a Scandinavian theme. Perfect!!
I finished off with a small red bow on the tag sentiment.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x

Saturday, 8 July 2017

JUST FOR FUN...

Hello lovely people!
I wanted to get some practise in on my colouring skills.
I have been purchasing classes over at KIT & CLOWDER for over two years!
I have not completed one single class!
I am not lazy just bothered really my work will not be 'good enough'..
How many times Alyce has said never to think that way lol.
So its time to get down to it!
This card is 'just for fun' and not part of any class.
The image is from LACY SUNSHINE - its RORYS CATTAILS
I used Copics to colour her.
I think she turned out pretty well and I am happy with it.
Happy crafting!!
Mary x

I will enter it into the following challenges.........

Friday, 7 July 2017

MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING CHALLENGE #7 - ANYTHING GOES/ANYTHING BUT SQUARE

Hello!
Welcome to my first posting for..
MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING CHALLENGE
The Theme for this challenge is...
ANYTHING BUT SQUARE
A huge 'thank you' goes to our fabulous sponsors....

SPONSOR #1
THE CUTTING CAFE
SPONSOR #2
CUTE AS A BUTTON


My project for this challenge is....
I used 'FRED THE GIRAFFE' for my project.
He is available HERE....

I hope you will join in with our challenge.
We look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Thank you for visiting today.

Mary x


EMERALD CITY CRAFTS CHALLENGE #1

Hello!
I am very excited to show my very first post for my new DT position at
This is a brand new challenge blog so its a little bit exciting.
You can see the challenge rules right here...
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/p/challenge-rules.html
The challenges will be monthly on the first Friday of each month.
They will run for 3 weeks and the theme will always be
'Anything Goes'
 So here is my first bit of inspiration for you....
The gorgeous Ephermera cards can be found in the Linda Simpson Designs web shop...
http://lindasimpsondesigns.com
along with lots of beautiful papers and other sets too.
I hope you like my inspiration for you and you will join us for our challenges.We do hope you will join us for some fun.
Happy crafting!

Mary x