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Monday, 28 April 2014

Tattered Lace Lavish Bloom Giveaway

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

It is my hubby's birthday today, so we will be off out shortly, not sure where we are going but I know a garden centre will factor into the equation at some point as hubby is a keen gardener.

As you all know I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the Design Team for the New Challenge blog for Tattered Lace.  They have kindly given me a set of the Lavish Bloom dies to one lucky follower.

Today's card is an inspiration piece for the first challenge over at Tattered Lace


Recipe

1. Centre Stepper cream card which I have wrapped gold ribbon around the bottoms and made a double bow.
2. The topper which has been made by cutting down one of the sheets from Blooming Splendour Paper Pack and decoupaging the bird, I matted and layered onto gold card and placed at a jaunty angle.
3. I made 3 flowers using the Lily die from the Lavish Blooms and gold pearlescent card for the centres, I used the skeleton part of the leaf using green pearlescent card.
4. I cut out the Hidden Sweetheart edge and cut in half then inked using Dew Drops Brilliance blue.
5. To finish off I have added the little memo which is matted and layered onto gold card then wrote Happy Easter in Gold pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges #79 - Easter Week
Eclectic Ellapu - Easter
That Craft Place Blog - Anything Goes/Easter
Alphabet Challenge - E is for Easter
Craft for the Craic - Something for Easter or Spring

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxx

To be in with a chance of winning the Tattered Lace Lavish Bloom Dies
Just 2 things to do and that is 
be a follower of my blog.

Add your name to Mr Linky and Good Luck

Friday, 18 April 2014

Digi Bells Blog Hop

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Welcome to this months Elisabeth Bell Digi Release and Blog hop!
Sooo glad you stopped by. If you happened to stop by and are not following the blog hop, why not join in?  You could be one of the lucky ones to win this adorable little image for yourself.
To get started, go to The Digi Bells Blog, and join in the fun right from the start.
Today we are welcoming

**Dolly's Picnic**

Here is the blog hop line up

Linda S (Me)
Sebrina  
Julie  
Rose 

Here is my Creation I made with this fabulous Digi!



 You're next stop along the way is our Alethea's Blog, but before you go, make sure you leave your comment here for a chance to win "Going on a Walk".  Two winners will be announced on The Digi Bells Blog on Saturday, 26th April.

Thank you for stopping by Today and Enjoy the blog hop
Hugs xxxxx

Alium

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Wishing you all a happy Good Friday.  I had a lovely day yesterday with my friend Kath, we had a good catch up and can't wait until next week when she will be coming for a full day of craftiness.  After she went home I got all my cleaning done and even cleaned my windows!  I now have a lovely weekend to look forward to with no HW involved!

My card is made using Alium from Crafts & Me which I won.


Recipe

1. 5 x 5 square gold card.
2. Core'dinations glitter card matted and layered at an angle.
3. I printed out the image onto Supersmooth and coloured with Spectrum Noirs, I distressed the edge of the card with PanPastels Metallic Copper.
4. I cut out the Tattered Lace Cherished Hearts Corner using yellow pearlescent paper.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and the yellow carnations from Sweet Lilac

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz Challenges #16 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #104 - Sentiment for a Friend
Chalk n Stock - AnythingGoes
Paper Crafting Journey - For that Special Lady
Artistic Inspirations Challenges #87- Anything Goes/Monochrome
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes/Use Yellow

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Monochrome

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning as I am waiting for Kath to come for a visit.  I haven't seen Kath for a while and looking forward to having a good catch up with coffee.  I have been up since the crack of dawn this morning!  So I decided to do a bit of crafting, made a couple of cards, this being one of them.

Today's card is made using Lelli-Bots Pure Elegance kit.



Recipe

1. Labels 1 shaped white card which I have matted and layered black card which has been cut out with Spellbinder Labels 1 die.
2. Butterfly paper from the Pure Elegance kit also cut out with the above die, sprayed with Spray and Sparkle and matted and layered at an angle.
3. The topper I adhered to the card with foam pads and added little gems as a necklace.
4. I cut out 2 butterflies using Centura pearl card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment from the kit and flowers from Sweet Lilac with pearls in the centres.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #39 - Anything Goes/Girly
Fab n Funky Challenges #212 - Flowers
Rhedd and Rosies #30 - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow #77 - Ladies

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spring

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another beautiful morning here, off out to visit my friend shortly and then doing a few errands too.  I hope you all have a lovely day and that the sun is shining for you too!

Today's card is what I made for yesterday's One Word Wonder challenge over on Facebook, Mad Crafter's Giggle group.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped and embossed front card
2. First layer is card from my stash which I have distressed with Dusty Concord the edges.
3. The topper I have brayered Sparkle Medium Royal Purple then distressed with above DI, I then stamped the crocus and sentiment from Sheena Douglass A little Bit Sketchy Range - Spring with Versafine Imperial Purple and embossed with clear embossing powder, I then coloured the flowers with my Spectrum Noirs.
4. I wrapped ribbon around and added 3 little blossom flowers from Sweet Lilac and added gems to the Centre.
5. To finish off I cut out the butterfly using white centura pearl card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew #59 - Spring
Everybody-Art-Challenges #274 - Anything Goes
Fattastic Tuesdays #31 - Use some Pastel Colours
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #99 - Easter or Spring
Sweet Stamps #165 - Anything Goes/Embossing

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sweet Lilac April Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today is the start of our new challenge over at Sweet Lilac.  
This month the theme is Monochromatic. 
The winner of the challenge will receive a hamper of Sweet Lilac Flowers.

Here is my creation for the challenge and I hope it will inspire you to enter our challenge here.


Recipe

1. Black pearlescent card scored to create an A5 landscape card.
2. The first layer is card from my stash which I have wrapped white and black ribbon around before adhering to the base card.
3. Using black card I have cut out using Spellbinder Curved Rectangle Die.
4. On Supersmooth card I have stamped the Lavinia fairy and stars stamps with Versafine and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder, I then cut out with the above die.
5. I added black pearl flourish and white pearl butterfly.
6. To finish off I have added 2 white flourishes, pearl and gem stem and black and white flowers from Sweet Lilac.  I then added the sentiment "Thanks"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations Challenges #87- Anything Goes Monochrome
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Monochrome
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #27 - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Mythical Creatures
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Imagination Crafts Inspiration April Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Half way through April so that means we have inspiration for you over on Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog. Our Challenge theme is "Imagination in Bloom", there is plenty of time left to enter the challenge.

The winner who has used Imagination Crafts Products is picked by Random Org and can win £40 to spend on more Imagination Crafts products. Our top 3 is chosen by the design team.

Here is my inspiration piece.


Recipe

1. I painted the frame with brown acrylic paint once dried I added a layer of crackle medium then painted over with cream acrylic paint.  The crackle medium from Imagination Crafts is one of the best crackle I have used as it crackles as soon as you paint over it.
2. Using Ivy Branch stencil Panel I stippled Meadow Green stencil paint on both sides, then on the top I have used the Deco Branch Panel and Bright Bronze stencil paint. 
3. Using the Alphabet stencil I added the name of my baby kitten "Fluffy" with Bright Bronze stencil paint.
4. To finish off I added the recent photograph of Fluffy, flowers and butterflies from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Altered Art Only

Thank you for visiting Today
Hugs xxxxx