Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Monday, 24 June 2013

Speed crafting !

A few weeks ago there were a couple of speed challenges in the Carley Creata FB group, we were given half an hour for each challenge and told what we could use.  It was good fun and got my brain working, and considering I'm not a morning person that's no easy task !  Here are my two cards.  I used a Spellbinders die in the first one with a few flowers and leaves cut using a die from Little Claire.  In the second one I used Creata mirror card and backing paper, a Martha Stewart punch, Joy butterfly die, grass die and flourish die cut down to produce the leaves for the stems of the flowers.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Creata Challenge # 4

I'm entering this into the current Creata challenge where the theme this time is "Anything but Square".  I used Creata Kraft card, backing paper, metallic embellishments, gold rub-ons and stopwatch die.  I distressed the kraft card with my trusty nail file, this card has a lovely white core that deserves to be revealed !  Here's the link to the challenge http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Creata Challenge # 3


I made two cards this time, the theme was a colour palette of blues and greens.  I used white card blanks, covered with Creata backing paper on both cards.  On the first card I used the Creata owl stamp, distress inks, blue card, feathers, shrink plastic to make some small owl embellishments, buttons, gems, twine, flowers punched from Creata backing paper and a leaf flourish cut using a Creata die.
On the second card I used Frantage powders and mica flakes on Bazzill card, Creata birdcage stamp, in faded jeans distress ink on Creata kraft card, velvet ribbon bow, flowers punched from Creata backing paper and mirror card, gem, blue hearts, little birds stamped onto Creata kraft card and kraft card tag.  All kraft card distressed with nail file to reveal the white core.
I am entering these into the following challenge - http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
 

 

Songbird Trees

I bought the Shabby Chic Songbird CD not long ago, designs by Leonie Pujol, in collaboration with Debbi Moore.  I don't do much CD crafting but have to say the images and sentiments on Songbird are lovely, and it's very easy to use, and not very expensive either.  Here's a card I made using one of the many designs, together with Creata mirror card and butterfly die.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Pampered pets ( a bit like our cats !)

Here's a card I made recently for a friend's birthday using a Pampered Pets topper and backing card, and for a change I cut some ribbon, made some loops and stuck them to the back of the topper.

The view from our field

The view from our field

Decoupage Delights

Decoupage Delights

Moonflower

Moonflower

Faery Ink

Faery Ink

Lunagirl

Lunagirl

Digital Scrapworld

Digital Scrapworld

Nikki Burnette

Nikki Burnette

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Julia Spiri Designs

Julia Spiri Designs

Paper Nest Dolls

Paper Nest Dolls

Polkadoodles

Polkadoodles

Sweet pea Designs

Sweet pea Designs

The East Wind

The East Wind

Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine

Art by Miran

Art by Miran

The Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter

Toni Arthur logo

Toni Arthur logo

Monogram

Monogram

Tribe quote

Tribe quote

Vince

Vince

Great Challenges to be found here !

Great Challenges to be found here !

Shades

Shades

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Lazy

Lazy

Ditzie Designs logo

Ditzie Designs  logo

KKK Christmas decoration badge

KKK Christmas decoration badge

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

Trimmies Rule !

My card featured on Little Claires Blog

My card featured on Little Claires Blog
Mr Darcys Christmas Post !

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog
Embossed and distressed !

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one
One for the cattery

More cute kitties

More cute kitties

Non-pyramage pyramage !

Non-pyramage pyramage !
What a cutie this little chap is !

Patchwork Kingdom rocker card

Patchwork Kingdom  rocker card
Made for Mollie on her first day at secondary school

My first shaker card

My first shaker card

A little book I made at a workshop !

A little book I made at a workshop !

Adjustable photo frames

Adjustable photo frames
Made using one sheet of 12 x 12 paper, some brads and a piece of ribbon