Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge#69 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Hope you are all well.  I am off on Saturday on a Murder Mystery Weekend.  We are collected from home and taken to the Midlands to a 3 star hotel.  In the evening we are collected and taken to a Severn Valley Rail train station and have a 3 course meal and the Murder takes place on the train while we travel.  We are then taken back to our hotel (If we are still alive)  Lol!!!  Next day we are taken to Worcester for the day to either shop or sight see.

Right stop the cackle it is time for another Challenge to start over at  CREATIVE CARD CREW               our theme this fortnight is CHALKBOARD.  Now I had to Google this but then I have lead a very sheltered life.  Lol!!!

Our Sponsor is:-
http://www.diesrus.com/

Prize is:- $10 Gift Voucher

My A5 Landscape  DT Card


Card looks buckled here but it isn't I.R.L.  I think it is the angle that it is taken.  Tried a few times but couldn't improve on it.

Products Used

Plain black card stock - no texture ie ribbed
Magic - Anti-Static Bag - Woodware Craft
Clear Acrylic Sentiment Stamp - Hot off the Press
All other stamps - Clear Acrylic - Stamp05 - Kanban Crafts
Versamark Water Mark Stamp Pad
True White Embossing Powder - Cosmic Shimmer

Thank you for looking and do have fun playing the Challenge.

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Ring Out Those Bells

Morning peeps.  Hope you are all okay today.  I am not going to shout this out, it is sunny and a bit warmer here today, hope your weather is like wise.  Meant to be very heavy rain tomorrow, will have to wait and see.  My Cards today are just because I want too, also need more Christmas cards under my belt!!!

Card 1

Card 2 Same but Different. Lol!!!



Products Used

Die:- Ring Out Those Bells - Create - A Card - Die'sire - DS-CADX -BELL
Embossalicious Embossing Folder
Cardstock a mixture of Stardream and Adorable Scorable
Bows /gelled Reindeers and sentiments are from my stash.

Thank you for looking, hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend.

13 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-86-anything-goes-woptional.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/q-for-quick-and-easy.html
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-26.html
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-challenge-16-123.html - One Sentiment - Two Bows and Three Different Coloured Card Stock
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-191-merry-and-bright.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-extra-for-august-2014.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-46-winner-44.html - Anything Goes
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-84-in-august.html - Christmas
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/to-die-for.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenges-191.html - Christmas -Children - or Critters
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1837 - Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-71.html - Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-43-anything.html

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Non Coloured House Mouse Image

Morning Peeps.  Hope the weather is kind to you today, it seems very mixed at the moment but has certainly turned colder.  They said on the weather forecast last night that it is between 4 - 5 degrees cooler than it should be for this time of year.

My card today is another just because I want too.

My A5 Landscape Card


Products Used

Wooden Stamp:- Candlelight Chorus - HMTR1019 - House Mouse Design
Sepia Ink Pad
Die:- Christmas Wishes - Header Fold Die Set - 598E - Tonic Studios
Dp:- Woodland Wishes - Lili of the Valley and Nit Wit Collections
Snowflake Glitter Stickers - 5983391000 - Hobby Craft
Metal Merry Christmas and Gingerbread Man are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

14 Challenges Entered


http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/q-for-quick-and-easy.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-extra-for-august-mid.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-46-winner-44.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-84-in-august.html
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-98.html
http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/ch8-anything-goes-option-of-boys.html
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/no-coloring-of-images-on-thinking-of.html
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/iic-173-anything-goes.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenges-191.html - Christmas - Children or Critters
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1837
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-71.html - Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-42-anything.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes-for-xmas.html


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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Christmas Candle

Morning Peeps.  Hope you are all happy and well?  Today's posting is just because I want too.

My Christmas Candle




Products Used

I had never attempted this before so I contacted the lovely KATE for guidance.  I made two candles on the same day.  The other one will be on my blog on the 17th September and is part of a Card and Candle set.  I prefer that one to be honest.

Candle from Hobby Craft
Image:- Winter Fairy Talva
I printed and coloured the image on my usual card stock.
Promarkers
Photo Copied onto the tissue paper.
Cut out the image leaving a small margin around
Pressed image onto the candle.  Wrapped greaseproof paper or wax paper around the candle over the top of the image making sure there is no creases.
Heat gently until you can see the image goes shiny.
Die:- Christmas Wishes Header Fold Die Set - 598E - Tonic Studios
Ribbon is from my stash (Make sure the ribbon and paper wrap  is removed if you are going to light the candle) and not just using it for decoration.

I was going to glitter this candle but changed my mind as it couldn't be then used for burning.

Thank you for looking and thanks  KATE for your help.........

Thank you for looking.

11 Challenges Entered
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/fantasy.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/q-for-quick-and-easy.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-277-anything-goes-option-of.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-84-in-august.html
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/iic-173-anything-goes.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenges-191.html - Christmas - Children or Critters
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1837
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-70.html - Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-42-anything.html
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-anything-goes-shaker-card.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes-for-xmas.html

Won 1st prize over on Winter Wonderland

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Diva's by Design - DT Card - Pretty Pearls

Morning peeps.  I am so excited and also a wee bit nervous.  The lovely Rebekah over at DIVAS BY DESIGN had a design call and I applied and little old me was one of the lucky girls to be chosen.  This is my first week's card.  Our theme this week is:- PRETTY PEARLS.

Our sponsor is:-

IVA NOVA CHEST

My 8 x 8 DT Card


Products Used

Digi Image:- Fae3 - Fitztown (This has been discontinued, not sure if it is now a rubber stamp)
Graph'it Markers
Main Dp:- Heartfelt - Lili of the Valley and Raspberry Road Designs
Topper Dp's:- Antebellum - Lili of the Valley and Raspeberry Road Designs
Dies:- Pierced Rectangles Stax - Die-namics - MFT
          Precious Hearts - 98474
          Pippi Butterfly - 98508 (Glittered)
          Isabella Butterfly - 98507 - Memory Box
Pearl Swirls from The Hobby House
Sentiment Computer Generated

Thank you for looking and do have fun playing the Challenge this week.

11 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-85-anything-goesno-optional.html
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/fantasy.html
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/challenge-58-pearls-swirls.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-277-anything-goes-option-of.html
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/iic-173-anything-goes.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/to-die-for.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1837 - Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-70.html - Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-42-anything.html
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-anything-goes-shaker-card.html

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - 19th August - 26th August

Morning peeps.  It is time once again for another super and very easy Challenge to start over at THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR  Where is is always ANYTHING GOES.

The sponsor this week is:-
THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR

The prize is a Subscription to the fantastic on line magazine.

Twisted Double Easel



Whole Card

Left Hand Side


Right Hand Side


Products Used
Cut a piece of card stock 20cm x 29cm
Score down the middle of the 20cm side.
On the 29cm side score and cut 10cm in from one side down to middle line.  Do the same 10cm in from the other side leaving a section for your sentiment.  You can of coarse make the sentiment section smaller by adjusting the length to smaller then 29 to start or making the sides larger to fit the images you are using.  mat accordingly.
Images are from Sketch Pad - Set 4 - True Love - Lili of the Valley
Promarkers
Dp's:- Crab Apple Lane - Country Lady - Lili of the Valley and Nit Wit Collections by Mary Fran
Vintage Lace - Royale - JU0899 - Marianne Designs - This was part of a candy that I won from my good friend blogging pal SUE
Sentiment Computer generated
Roses for Stops are from my stash

Thank you for looking and do have fun playing the Challenge.

10 Challenges Entered

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-85-anything-goesno-optional.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-45-winners-43.html
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-232-anything-goes.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/feeling-little-vintage.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-190.html - Anything Goes
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=1837 - Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-70.html - Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-42-anything.html
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-75-anything-goes.html

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Scribble & Scrap Challenge #25 Guest Designer Card




Morning peeps.  Hope you are all well.  I was thrilled to be asked by Lexie to Guest Design this fortnights Challenge over at SCRIBBLE AND SCRAP  Where the Challenge theme is always ANYTHING GOES.

My 7 x 7 GDT Card


Products Used

Image from :-  Vintage Sheet 14 - Sku 0067 Scribble and Scrap I have put it through Coral Paint Shop Pro to make it sepia as it comes black and white.
7 x 7 Pure Kraft Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Dp:- Woodland Wishes - Lili of the Valley and Nitwit Collections
Antique Linen D.I.
Dies:- Timeless Rectangles - S5-158 - Spellbinders
          Crochet Corner - 957 - Poppy Stamps
Sentiment Stamp - Christmas Postcards - Little Claire Designs
Flowers were bought from Stevenage Stamperama Craft Fair and were either from The Hobby House or Anna Marie Designs.  I bought lots of things from both stands so not quite sure.  I am more leaning to The Hobby House though!!!
Lace / Metal Sentiment and Father Christmas are from my stash.

Thank you for looking and do have tremendous fun playing this Challenge


16 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-85-anything-goesno-optional.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-272-14th-of-august-christmas.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-190-these-are-few-of-my.html - Flowers - Die Cuts and Lace
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-extra-for-august-2014.html - Anything Goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-45-winners-43.html - Anything Goes
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-84-in-august.html
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-98.html - Use some metal
http://itsallaboutthevintagechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/73-muinainen-ancient.html
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-23-die-cuts-flowers.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-190.html - Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-70.html
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-42-anything.html
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-75-anything-goes.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes-for-xmas.html


One of the Winners over on Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge#68 DT Card

Morning Peeps.  Well it is time for the first Challenge of August(Can't Believe IT) for CREATIVE CARD CREW.  This fortnight the theme is EMBOSSING(wet or dry)  We have two sponsor's again this time.



http://www.mariannedesign.nl/

Prize:- Surprise! Dies/and or Acrylic Stamps



http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com

Prize :- 3 Digi's

My A5 Portrait DT Card


Products Used

Digi Image :-NURSE ASHLEY - IMAGINE THAT - COLOURED VERSION
Cardstock :- Snow White Hint of Silver Centura Pearl - Crafter's Companion
                     Deep Ocean Shimmer - Limetree Crafts
Embossing Folder :- Embossalicious
Watch :- Silver Clocks - HHCS04 - The Hobby House
Ribbons and Bow are from my stash.

Have Fun.

9 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-84-anything-goes-woptional_12.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-45-winners-43.html - Anything Goes
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Ch#224 - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-189.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-69.html - Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-41-anything.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-168-make-it-digital.html
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-75-anything-goes.html

Big Hugs


                            


Friday, 8 August 2014

Gathering

Morning peeps.  Hope you are all well?  Those poorly I wish you better soon.   Today's card is just because  I want too.

My 7 x 7 Card


Products Used

Stamp :- Gathering - 40-264 - Mo Jennings - Penny Black Slapstick
Promarkers
7 x 7 Pure Kraft Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Main Dp- Simple Joys - Lili of the Valley and Nit Wit Collections.  Other papers are also from various different L.O.T.V. Pads.
Dies :- Petite Scalloped Circles Large -  S4 - 115 - Spellbinders
           Delicate Fern - 98341 - Memory Box
Sentiment Stamp :- Christmas Post Cards - Little Claire Designs
Flowers :- Christmas Paper Flowers - Red and Green - 5839851000 - Hobbycraft
Other sentiments are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

16 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-83-anything-goes-woptional.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/week-270-favorite-things.html - Dies/Alcohol Markers/Flowers
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/add-sentiment.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/kraft-at-christmas.html
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/completely-christmas-challenge-23.html - Anything Goes
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/r188-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chnc-challenge-extra-for-august-2014.html - Anything Goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-45-winners-43.html - Anything Goes
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-23-die-cuts-flowers.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-189.html - Anything Goes
http://scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-24.html- Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-69.html - Anything Goes
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-40-anything.html


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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Fitztown GDT Card - Challenge#42 - Anything Goes



FITZTOWN STORE


Morning peeps.  I was so thrilled to be asked back once again to Guest Design for this fortnight’s Challenge over at FITZTOWN CHALLENGE BLOG  Challenge#42 – ANYTHING GOES.  I was lucky enough to Guest Design twice in May and once in June this year and now this  time.  I hope they haven’t got fed up with me over there but I just adore the Fitztown images, the are just a dream to work with.

My GDT Card



Open showing all three panels



Front  Panel Using:- Cameo15
Graphit Markers – Hair:- 1210-1230-1250-1270-1280
Promarkers - Face / Body :- Ivory-Vanilla-Oatmeal-Blush
Dress and Jacket:- Soft Peach-Star Fish-Peach

Sakura Glitter Pens


Middle Panel :- Using Cameo 16
Promarkers – Skin:- Ivory-Vanilla-Blush-Oatmeal
Hair :- Sandstone – Caramel – Burnt Sienna
Coat:- Warm Grey1-Warm Grey2
Hat:- Budding Rose
Flower :- Dusky Rose and Pear Green
Sakura Glitter Pens

Dp’s Used through out are:- Antebellum and Pressed In Time  both from – Lili of the Valley and Raspberry Road Designs.
The Dies used are :- Opulent Ovals – S5-160 – Spellbinders – Lace Corner Deco B – B162 – Cheery Lynn Designs
Hope you have fun playing this super easy Challenge.

16 Challenges Entered

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-83-anything-goes-woptional.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/week-270-favorite-things.html - Dies/Digis
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-2014-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/add-sentiment.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-44-42-winners.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-83-summer-colours.html
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/weekly-challenge-and-new-release.html
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-231-fancy-folds.html
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/iic-171-shaped-cards.html
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anything-goes.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-189.html
http://scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-24.html- Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-40-anything.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-168-make-it-digital.html
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-card-challenge.html - Anything but a Square

CAME IN THE TOP THREE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Through the Craft Room Door 5th August Challenge

Morning peeps, it is that lovely time once again for a new Challenge to start over at THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR  Our theme as usual is ANYTHING GOES  but please remember TWO ENTRIES ONLY.
Our sponsor this week is :-

My 8 x 8 DT Card





Products Used
8 x 8 Square Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi Image :- Fruit Hat from Doodle Pantry (Sentiment is from the same Digi Sheet)
Promarkers
Old Paper D.I.
Dp's - Heart Felt - Lili of the Valley and Raspberry Road Designs
Dies:- Radiant Rectangles - S5-161 - Spellbinders
           Flower Basket - CR1208 - Marianne Design
           Butterfly In - B205 - Cheery Lynn Designs
           Decorative Cartouches - ACD 205 - Tattered Lace
Wooden Strawberries and Pearls are from my Stash.

Thank you for looking and do have fun playing this very easy Challenge.

15 Challenges Entered

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-83-anything-goes-woptional.html
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-58-pearls-swirls.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/week-270-favorite-things.html
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-2014-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/add-sentiment.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-44-42-winners.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-83-summer-colours.html
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/july-30th-team-b-anything-goes.html
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/iic-170-anything-goes.html
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-39-summer.html
http://scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/challenge-24.html- Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-68.html- Anything Goes
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge-40-anything.html
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/summer-challenge-anything-goes.html

Hugs


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Monday, 4 August 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope you had a lovely weekend.  
I am here today with something a little different.  The very sweet Kate  from http://downrightcrafty.blogspot.co.uk/  asked me to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop. 

Its a continuous Hop every Monday with a host of different inspirational bloggers taking part each week .  Thank you Kate  for asking me, it is an honour to be here!

I have known Kate for awhile,  I have been following her awesome blog and have been awe of her fantastic creations.

 So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?
I am at the moment trying to work in advance for my DT work, I think I am well known on my DT's for working ages in advance.  It is always my worry that I will take ill and let some one down.  I have Rheumatoid which sometimes flares and I can't do much at all. I also like to make my Christmas cards all through the year, I send far too many.  Well that's what my hubby tells me.

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I do tend to stick mostly to colouring with either my Promarkers or Graph'It markers.  I do need lessons from KATE though as she is fantastic.  I adore using dies and punches to bring my creations alive.  I also love gorgeous backing papers.  I think I am the same as others buy two, one to use and one to stroke.  Lol!!!

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I started crafting in 2008, wow that seems such a long time ago.  I think I started for something to keep both my mind and hands busy.  I need to stop my hands ceasing up.  I started by  using computer images really and adding bought embellishments to enhance the card.

4. How does your writing/creative process work?
Help these questions are getting very high brow.  Lol!!!  I usually try and find some papers from my collection that I think will look nice and enhance the image or if I am going down the embossed background route I look for the Embossing Folder.  I then make sure I have the colour Card Stock to go with the papers.  Then I move on to the embellishments to go with it, whether it be bought embellishments/ dies or punches .  I then layout the papers etc and keep moving them around until I think I have in mind what I am trying to achieve.  If it is a digi image I bring it up on screen to see which shape I think is best if I am going to make it a shaped image and matting layer and also what shape card will fit nicely.

I now need to nominate fellow crafters to carry on the Hop.  There should be 3 chosen but it seems everybody is busy in the sun.  Lol!!!

ANNE

I think I first came across this lovely lady on the Do-Crafts Forum a long time ago.  We lost contact and then both popped up on Joanna Sheen's Forum.  Then way and behold I then found her blog in blogland.  
We have been on at least one DT together, that was Karen's Doodles but sadly that closed.  I think we pasted 
like ships in the night on the Totally Papercrafts DT.  
Anne is a very talented lady and has been on lots of 
DT's and they have all been very lucky to have her.  
She has just been published in issue 51 of Complete Cardmaking.


Well, that’s it from me, I have you have enjoyed my Creative Blog Hop and that you have enjoyed finding out a bit more about me! 

Have a wonderful day

 Hugs
Cathy
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