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Birthday Flowers

Birthday flowers card

Have you ever had one of those moments when you think, “I’m really not sure if I like this or not”? Well that is how I felt when I finished this card. The greeting and doily in the middle are two of the first things I cut with my new cutting machine. I decided to cover the greeting with 3D glaze and I think that is possibly why I am unsure about it.

Birthday flowers card


Flowers and bow from Mulberry Crafts
Co’ordinations card stock, Swiss Dots embossing folder
Anita’s 3D glaze

Please check out the other inspiration cards waiting for you over at Crafty Bloggers Network and remember that this month’s challenge closes on the 31st January

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New class at Cullen Crafts

Card made with Lucy Cromwell Paper from Docrafts

Here is a sneak peak at part of the cards we are going to make in the “Clean and Simple” Class at Cullen Crafts on Tuesday 5th February. Please contact Ger on 01542 840827 or email for more details:

C&S1Crop C&S2Crop

As you can this is one stamp, but 2 totally different looks. a feminine and a masculine card will be made in the class, all materials supplied.


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Alicias Challenge meets Friday Sketch Challenge

Card made using digital stamp by Alicia Bel

Time for a new card sketch over at the Friday Sketch challenge blog and this time it is Mariska’s turn.

mariskas sketch.bmp

I decided that my card would also use an image from a new talented digital stamp artist I have discovered, there are only a few stamps at the moment but I am looking forward to watching that amount grow. You can find the stamps at Alicia’s little shop and if you use one of them, why not enter it into her challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize of 10 Copic Sketch pens!

Card made using photographer digital stamp by Alicia Bel


Alicia Loves Reading digital Stamp by Alicia Bel
Coloured with Copic Pens
Flowers by Mulberry Crafts
Card Blank
Paper by Momento and Uniko Studio
Distress Ink

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Metallic New Year Postcard

Metalic New Year Poscard

One of the swap groups I belong to has a postcard swap each month and January’s theme is Metallic New Year. Perfect excuse for me to get out those metalic flowers sent to us by our sponsor this month over at Crafty Bloggers Network who is Mulberry Crafts, they do some great flowers so please pop over and take a look. Although you cant really see it that well, the Laser cut chipboard clock from Gina’s designs is painted with metallic gold paint. The background was made using a mask and Stampendous frantage embossing enamel and distress ink.

Metalic New Year Poscard

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Out of this world

Card with freebieCard with freebie digi stamp by the Stamp Fairy

I made this card with some freebie stamps from our sponsor this fortnight over at Friday Sketch Challenge blog, the Stamp Fairy

Card with freebie digi stamp by the Stamp Fairy

The Stamp Fairy Free digital stamps
coloured with Distress Markers
Gears Chipboard Shapes from Gina’s Designs
Spellbinders Labels 1
Card Candi
Embossed mirror board
PC generated greeting

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Say it with flowers

ATC using chipboard shapes from Ginas Designs

Time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Bloggers Network and this month we are being sponsored by Mulberry Crafts who do some great paper flowers and embellishments at great prices.

This month’s challenge is Say it with Flowers and for my first project I decided to make an ATC. I made the background using Lace, glitter and double sided tape.

ATC using chipboard shapes from Ginas Designs

Chipboard shapes from Gina’s Designs coloured with Luster Rub ons
Flowers from Mulberry Crafts
Background made using the glitter lace resist technique (plenty of videos on You Tube)

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Happy New Year

Card using image from the Stamp Fairy

Welcome to 2013, my first post for this year is a card I made for the new sketch over at Friday Sketch Challenge using a stamp from our sponsor for this fortnight – The Stamp Fairy

Card using image from the Stamp Fairy


Patsy April Showers from the Stamp Fairy coloured with Copic
Flowers and ribbon from Mulbery Crafts
Paper from Momenta