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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 Emerald City Crafts Etsy shop...
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


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #127

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
'JUST BEACHY&/OR RED, WHITE & BLUE'
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 background papers from Tracy Wray's 'At The Beach' paper collection
available at Whimsy Stamps
The stamp I used is a digi stamp from Little Claire Designs
The sentiment is from From The Heart
Hope you like it and I hope you will join our challenge.
Happy crafting!
Hugs
Mary x

Hope you will also take a minute to visit our other Team 1 DT members blogs for their inspiration.

Cheryl
Ursula
Hazel
Katarzyna
Monika
Sherry
Lis
Janis
Agnieszka  





 

Monday, 3 July 2017

GET CREATIVE CHALLENGE #60 - CAS

Hello!
Welcome to challenge #60 at..
GET CREATIVE CHALLENGES!
The Theme for this challenge is...
CAS
Many thanks to the following sponsors for their support of our challenges....

SPONSOR #1
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AngiesStamps?ref=shop_home_edit
 SPONSOR #2
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DrawnbyKrista
SPONSOR #3
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps
My project for this challenge is....
I used an image from ALL DRESSED UP STAMPS...
LITTLE FLOWER GIRL
I love these stamps!
I made a CAS card, colouring the image with Copics.
I layered the front of the card in a pretty paper with pink flowers.
I die-cut the image and adhered it to the front of the card.
I put a 'frame' around the image, this was part of the die cut. And I used foam pads
to put in place, giving it a 3D look.
I put a pink pearl in each of the 4 corners and stamped a sentiment and placed that
at the bottom right corner.
Hope you like my inspiration.
I hope you will join in with our challenge.
We look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
Do also visit my teamies to see their projects to inspire you.
Thank you for visiting today.

Mary x


Saturday, 1 July 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS CHALLENGE #4 - SQUARE CARDS

Well here we are with yet another challenge for.....
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS CHALLENGES
The theme for this challenge is....
SQUARE CARDS.
You can read the rules....
HERE
 So here is my DT inspiration for you!
I started off with this card.....
Then realised it was the wrong shape lol...
So did this!
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


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

FREEBIE FROM SHEEPSKI DESIGNS

Just a short post this evening.
Its been so hot these past few days, even too hot to craft! lol.
But I managed today to colour this little cutie!
Its a freebie from SheepSki Designs...to celebrate Andreas 100th image!
Congratulations to Andrea and a huge thank you for the cute freebie.
you can grab this freebie on the SheepSki Designs Challenge blog here...

So here is what I did with the cute Snowmen....
Dont forget to stop by the challenge blog and grab your freebie.
Colour it up and show us what you did with it in the Facebook group here...
Have a lovely evening!

Hugs
Mary xx
 






Saturday, 17 June 2017

GD AT CRAFTY FRIENDS CHALLENGE BLOG - SHEEPSKI DESIGNS - JUNE17TH


Hello there lovely people!
Today I have the pleasure of being GD at
 The theme of the challenge is 'FRIENDSHIP'
The sponsor for the challenge is
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS
This is my project...
I used the image 'ANNABELLE'
You can find her
HERE
I hope you like my little bit of inspiration and it will help 
you in deciding to join in with the challenge.
Happy crafting!!

Mary x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

MIX IT UP CHALLENGE #2 -STAMPING

Please feel free to take our blog logo and display on your own blog.
This is challenge #2 -   
ANYTHING GOES with optional twist STAMPING
(nothing digital, this MUST be stamped by hand)
 This is my inspiration project for you.
I started with a white base card with the fold at the top to make a tent card.
I stamped the images onto a piece of white card slightly smaller than the front of the card.
The stamp was part of a free gift on a magazine I bought.
I stamped the stems of the flowers first then the jar.
The bouquet and bow I stamped separately, coloured with Copics, fussy cut it out
and put it just above the top of the jar using 3D glue gel.
I layered this to the front of the card.
I stamped a sentiment and die cut it with a small tag. Tied twine in a bow
and placed it in the top right corner using 3D glue gel.
Hope this will give you lots of inspiration.
Take a moment or two to meet my other teamies....
Cindy
Ina
Irena
Niki
Sherry

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges.....

THE FLOWER CHALLENGE #9 - ANYTHING GOES




Monday, 5 June 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #126

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
'GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS'
Remember to visit us again for our half-way post from Team 2 on 18th of the month. 
This is my DT inspiration for you this time around.
A simple card this time around.
SHORT STEP BY STEP
1. 6x6 white base card.
2. Matted & layered with purple & patterned cardstock.
3. Images distressed edges. Main image curled corners.
4. sentiment in top right corner.
5. Inside matted & layered in same purple & patterned papers.
6. Sentimentplaced at bottom right on inside of card.
Hope you like it and I hope you will join our challenge.
Happy crafting!
Hugs
Mary x

Hope you will also take a minute to visit our other Team 1
DT members blogs for their inspiration.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.....

Digistamps4Joy #137 - Anything Goes optional twist Butterflies







 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS CHALLENGE #3 - ANYTHING GOES

Well here we are with yet another challenge for.....
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS CHALLENGES
The theme for this challenge is as always....
ANYTHING GOES.
You can read the rules....
HERE
 So here is my DT inspiration for you!
SHORT STEP BY STEP
1. Cut 6x6 base card using white centura pearl cardstock.
2. Matted & layered patterned paper & die cutsmaller mat..
3. Die cut mat in contrasting patterned paper and placed at bottom right at an angle.
4. Printed image onto white cardstock and coloured with Copics then die cut around it.
5. Placed image at top left at slight angle.
6. Placed embellishments on main & image mats.
7. Stamped & die cut two sentiments.

I hope you like what I did with this and hope 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.
And here they are in case you get lost lol.


Happy crafting!!
Mary x


SUNNY DAY CRAFTING CHALLENGES - JUNE

Hello once again.
A new challenge at SUNNY DAY CRAFTING begins today for....
the month of JUNE
Very sad that June will be our last challenge for a while at
Sunny Day Crafting. Understandably Janis wants to spend time with family
over the Summer. I wish her a wonderful Summer and hope to see her back in the Fall.
So the theme this month is...
TIC TAC TOE
and here is my DT inspiration for you....
(SENTIMENT, RIBBON, CHIPBOARD)
I hope you like it and you will join in with our challenge.
Good luck!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy crafting!!

Mary..
DT member for Sunny Day Crafting.

Please do visit our other DT members blogs for more inspiration.
Agnieszka
Amy
Deb
Janis
 Sherry
Janice
Carolyn
Suzanne
Jenny


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

DT ANNOUNCEMENT - MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING


Hello hello!!
I hope everyone is bathing in sunshine wherever you are.
Today I can officially announce that I have been selected to join the Design Team for
MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING
I am so happy and excited to be joining this team!
And looking forward very much to working with Sonia and my teamies.
And I hope you will join us for some, if not all, of our challenges!
Huge thanks to Sonia for having me as part of her wonderful team.
My first inspiration post will be Friday 2nd June.
Our challenges go live the first Friday of every month at 9am GMT
Hope to see you there!
Have a lovely day!
Mary
xx