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Friday, 17 November 2017

CRAFT CONSORTIUM - HACKNEY & CO - TELL THE BEES

So hello my crafty friends!
I am here today with another of my makes from the beautiful collections from CRAFT CONSORTIUM by HACKNEY & CO....
The beautiful TELL THE BEES COLLECTION!
These are gorgeous papers with matching clear stamps and some cute metal charms.


The TELL THE BEES COLLECTION will all be available from the CRAFT CONSORTIUM website.

Craft Consortium products used
    TELL THE BEES COLLECTION
Other products-----
    RAFFIA
    KRAFT CARD
    'WITH LOVE' STAMP

Do follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see lots more new arrivals and for all our Giveaways!
I will be adding lots more projects here for your inspiration too!
Tag us using #ccmakes so we can see what you make with our products!

Hugs,
Mary x







Wednesday, 15 November 2017

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #43 - ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS

I love making Xmas cards.
We now have two Design Teams with inspiration for you!
Holly & Ivy Team and Tinsel Team...I am part of Tinsel team!
We will post our projects on alternate weeks
Here is my DT project for this week.
Our theme will be....
ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS
This is my inspiration for you this time...
I just love these Studio Light pads and I love the Scandinavian look of them!
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you again!!

Hugs,
Mary x
DT for The Merry Christmas Challenge

Sunday, 5 November 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #131 - ANYTHING GOES + option FALL COLOURS/THANKFUL

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
The theme for this challenge is....
#131 ANYTHING GOES
+ option FALL COLOURS/THANKFUL
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.
5.5x5.5 kraft card base.
Matted front with slightly smaller layer cut from an autumn themed paper pad
from Crafters Companion.
I die cut some flowers and leaves and added some orange mini beads to the flower centre.
I colour a chipbaord bird to sit on the branch of a tree on the paper background.
I stamped a sentimnet on to a piece of the kraft card and placed it at the top left corner.

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

Hugs
Mary x

Friday, 3 November 2017

EMERALD CITY CRAFTS CHALLENGE #5 - 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....
More of the new Christmas Ephemers cards.
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, 1 November 2017

SHEEPSKI DESIGNS BLOG CHALLENGE #7 - SHOW US YOUR WINGS

Well here we are with Challenge #7 for.....
SHEEPSKI DESIGNS BLOG CHALLENGES
The theme for this challenge is....
SHOW US YOUR WINGS
You can read the rules....
HERE
So here is my DT inspiration for you!
I used Andrea's image 'CARINA'
You can purchase it
HERE
I love this image though my colouring is far from perfect lol.
But it made a beautiful 5.5x5.5 card. I made two layers placing the digi topper on the top layer.
I added a pearl in each of the four corners and a ribbon bow in the top left corner.
I made a 'Thank you' sentiment tag for the bottom tight hand corner.
And thats my inspiration! 
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

MIX IT UP CHALLENGE #7 - ANYTHING GOES + STENCILLING

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 lots of 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.
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Before I move on to the challenge...
We are losing one of our teamies, Niki.
I t has been a pleasure Niki and I wish you all the very best in whatever you do in the future.
We will miss you!
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This challenge - #7
ANYTHING GOES with optional twist STENCILLING
This is my inspiration project for you.
Well this was completely out of my comfort zone! But I really enjoyed this project!
I took an A4 piece of black card and cut it in half and used one half to mat the front of my card.
I had recently bought some Dawn Bibby stencils, have no idea why as mixed media is not really my thing. But there it is, they were in my stash and needed to be used at least once.
I took some white Gesso and thinned it down a little with some water then used a spatula to spread it over the stencil. This was the result. You can't see very well but I put some drops of Nuvo Pearl Drops on the 'tail' bits and some glitter on the 'leaves'. I think it turned out quite well!
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 but please do try the option in your project.
Thank you for stopping by today!
I sure appreciate all your visits.

Happy crafting!
Mary
DT Mix It Up Challenges 


THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #41 - ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS

I love making Xmas cards.
We now have two Design Teams with inspiration for you!
Holly & Ivy Team and Tinsel Team...I am part of Tinsel team!
We will post our projects on alternate weeks
Here is my DT project for this week.
Our theme will be....
ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS
This is my inspiration for you this time...
 I love using these Scandinavian Christmas pads.
All you need add is a base card in your chosen colour.
So quick if you need a card in a hurry. And they come in other designs too.
Birthdays, Summer, Ladies, Gents, Vintage.
I hope you like what I did with this one.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you in two weeks!!

Hugs,
Mary x
DT for The Merry Christmas Challenge

Friday, 20 October 2017

CRAFT CONSORTIUM - HACKNEY & CO

So hello my crafty friends!
I am here today with another of my makes from the beautiful collections from CRAFT CONSORTIUM by HACKNEY & CO....
The beautiful ENGLISH GARDEN!
Thee are gorgeous papers with matching clear stamps and some cute metal charms.
An exploding box.....
Top of the box showing Always & Forever metal heart charm.....
Inside the box showing daisy and bows...
Close up of flower and charms in centre of box....

The ENGLISH GARDEN COLLECTION will all be available from CRAFT CONSORTIUM website also Create & Craft.

Craft Consortium products used
    ENGLISH GARDEN PAPERS
   ALWAYS & FOREVER METAL CHARMS -
       HEART, LOCK, KEY
   GLITTER CARD
Other products-----
   SPARKLY DIAMANTE
   RIBBON BOWS
   STITCHED HEART DIES
   FILIGREE HEART DIE   
    
Do follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see lots more new arrivals and for all our Giveaways!
I will be adding lots more projects here for your inspiration too!
Tag us using #ccmakes so we can see what you make with our products!

Hugs,
Mary x


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

CRAFT CONSORTIUM - HACKNEY & CO - WINTER WOODLAND

So hello my crafty friends!
I am here today with another of my makes from the beautiful collections from CRAFT CONSORTIUM by HACKNEY & CO....
The beautiful WINTER WOODLAND!
Thee are gorgeous papers with matching clear stamps and some cute metal charms.
I made this hanging ornament using 3D stars.
I used an svg cutting file for my Silhouette Cameo electronic machine.
 The WINTER WOODLAND papers, stamps and charms will all be available from Create & Craft or from the CRAFT CONSORTIUM website.

Craft Consortium products used
    Winter Woodland papers
Other products-----
     Red Poinsettias
     Red Satin Ribbon
    
Do follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see lots more new arrivals and for all our Giveaways!
I will be adding lots more projects here for your inspiration too!
Tag us using #ccmakes so we can see what you make with our products!

Hugs,
Mary x

CRAFT CONSORTIUM - ENGLISH GARDEN - WITH LOVE

So hello my crafty friends!
I am here today with another of my makes from the beautiful collections from CRAFT CONSORTIUM by HACKNEY & CO....
The beautiful ENGLISH GARDEN collection!
Front of the card...
Side view showing inside of card....
Fancy Corner making a small pocket....
Sentiment tag and cotton lace trim
Beautiful topper from The Songbirds Secret papers....

The ENGLISH GARDEN papers and the Always & Forever embellishments are all be available from the CRAFT CONSORTIUM website.

Craft Consortium products used
    English Garden papers
   Always & Forever self-adhesive pearls
   Always & Forever Hearts
   Linen Trim (Tell The Bees Collection)
Other products-----from my own stash
     Corner Die
     'With Love' stamp
     The Songbirds Secret papers from Pion Designs

Do follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see lots more new arrivals and for all our Giveaways!
I will be adding lots more projects here for your inspiration too!
Tag us using #ccmakes so we can see what you make with our products!

Hugs,
Mary x

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE #39 - ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS - 18/10/2017

I love making Xmas cards.
We now have two Design Teams with inspiration for you!
Holly & Ivy Team and Tinsel Team...I am part of Tinsel team!
We will post our projects on alternate weeks
Here is my DT project for this week.
Our theme will be....
ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS
This is my inspiration for you this time...
A decoupage Santa scene.
I hope you like what I did.
Thanks for stopping by today and see you next week!!

Hugs,
Mary x
DT for The Merry Christmas Challenge

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

CRAFT CONSORTIUM - Hackney & Co - TELL THE BEES

So hello my crafty friends!
I am here today with another of my makes from the beautiful collections from
CRAFT CONSORTIUM
by HACKNEY & CO....
The beautiful TELL THE BEES collection
These are gorgeous papers with matching clear stamps and ribbons.
 
I made this as a kind of book card and added the tag in the centre circle on the centre page.
The inside of the book card showing the middle 'page'.
Another view of the inside of the card.
The TELL THE BEES collection are all available from Create & Craft or from the
CRAFT CONSORTIUM website.

Craft Consortium products used
    Tell The Bees papers
    Tell The Bees stamps
    Tell The Bees ribbon
    Tell The Bees sequins
    Always & Forever resin flowers
Other products-----
     Twine from my own stash
   
Do follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see lots more new arrivals and for all our Giveaways!
I will be adding lots more projects here for your inspiration too!
Tag us using #ccmakes so we can see what you make with our products!

Hugs,
Mary x







Monday, 9 October 2017

CRAFT CONSORTIUM - HACKNEY & CO LAUNCH

So hello my crafty friends!
I am here today with a sneak peek at one of the beautiful collections from HACKNEY & CO launching today on Create & Craft TV! The launch is just an hour away!
There will be shows at 2pm and 6pm!
We hope you will be watching ready to grab some of these gorgeous collections!
This is the special launch of the newest collection!
WINTER WOODLAND!
Papers with hand drawn designs...beautiful acrylic stamps and some cute metal charms.
I want to give you a sneak peek of one of my projects made using the
TELL THE BEES collection...
 Here are more views of my card...
Showing just a glimpse of the inside of my card...
 The centre topper using gold glitter card....
 Tiny die cut flowers...
Die cut fancy corners...
 I will be adding deatils of how I made this card soon!
All of the HACKNEY & CO paper pads will be available from Create & Craft or from the

Craft Consortium products used
    
Raffia and Dies from my own stash
Do follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see lots more new arrivals and for all our Giveaways!
I will be adding lots more projects here for your inspiration too!
Tag us using #ccmakes so we can see what you make with our products!

Hugs,
Mary x







Friday, 6 October 2017

MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING CHALLENGE #10 - OCTOBER 2017



*UPDATE*
So very sorry to have to write this..but it seems MAKING MEMORIES CRAFTING challenge blog is no more!
It has just vanished from the net!
The Design Team are as confused as anyone else about this!
We have no idea what happened or why.
We apologise most sincerely to anyone who has already entered the latest challenge, which went live just two days ago on 6th October.



Mary
DT for Making Memories Crafting

EMERALD CITY CRAFTS CHALLENGE # 4 - 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....
More of The 'SO CUTE' Ephemera cards.
The lovely 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

Thursday, 5 October 2017

LET'S CRAFT & CREATE CHALLENGE #130 - ANYTHING GOES option WITCHY/AUTUMN

Hello lovely people!
We have a new challenge starting today over at
This challenge....
CHALLENGE #130
ANYTHING GOES option WITCHY/AUTUMN
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 precoloured image from THE PAPER SHELTER

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

Hugs
Mary x
Owner/DT at Let's Craft & Create