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Lucky Me


I’ve been very lucky recently, I’ve been sent three blog candies over the past few weeks. First came from Nikki over at Nikki’s Card Creations; she had some eyelets she had no use for, there were loads and all fabulous (the piccy only shows a small sample of them!). Next I was sent a box of Glamour Designer Chipboard from Nicola at Enjay’s Craft Creations – aren’t they lovely? But then I’m a lucky girl again and win the wonderful stamp images and fantastic envelope folder from Shaz at Funky Fairy’s Papercrafts.

Thank you all so very much – I shall be putting them all to good use 🙂

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Fast Recovery

So here we are again – able to blog properly since we have a new computer – a challenge submission for the Funky Fairy’s Challenge Blog, which has a Get Well Soon theme.

Having recently done the whole hospital and recovery thing, I worked my way through a number of puzzle books to pass the time so thought that a little ‘Recovery Pack’ filled with puzzle books would be perfect 🙂

I’ve made a box from cardstock and decorated it with stamping and Funky Fairy’s papers. The pack can fit two books and a pencil and is secured with ribbon wrapped around buttons sewn into the card. It was great fun to do 🙂 It is good to be back.




Materials:
Stamps: Suger Nellie; Autumn Leaves
Papers: Funky Fairy’s Colorful Daze
Card: lime green cardstock
Others: Buttons; Ribbon

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Blog Candy Round-Up

Wahoo, I’m back online after the breaking down of our computer last week. I’ve missed being able to take part in challenges and getting blog posts up. I have a lot to catch up on 🙂

So here is a round-up of some amazing people giving amazing blog candy out to us folks:

White Ribbon Cards – Thanks Susie

Maya’s Hobby Blog – Ooo look wonderful Hanglar and Stanglar images, Thanks Maya

Maria’s Cards – yummy colours, Thanks Maria

Andrea’s World – Fantastic Magnolia stamps, Thanks Andrea

Other Side of Me – What a fab stamp, Thanks Shary

Linanna Designs – Great black and pink set, Thanks Linda

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Candy Alert

Fran has an amazing blog candy on her blog Franmade. Go take a look and whilst you are there have a look at her amazing cards.

There is also some amazing blog candy being given away by Karen on her fab blog Karen’s Creations. She is celebrating setting up her cardmaking company in France. Good for you, Karen, good luck with it.

Spiral Whispers also have some blog candy going for reaching 10,000 hits. They have some fab stamps coming out. so take a look at their site.

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Bag Charm

Oh major calamity – our computer has given up the ghost, I can’t blog! I’m having to borrow this computer for a few minutes to get this up on my blog. I’m gutted; how can I feed my addiction?

This blog is a last-minute entry into Shaz’s blog candy challenge on her blog Funky Fairy’s Ramblings. The challenge was blue, pink and green colours to make something. So I made a bag charm with Funky Fairy’s papers and beads. Not the best piccy in the world due to circumstances – hey ho!

So this weekend it is off to buy a new computer and a new printer because that went a few weeks ago 🙁 Ooo shopping – new toys 🙂

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Slumber party

Circles are the inspiration from A Spoon Full Of Sugar this week, so here is my interpretation using one of my favourite stamps from Sugar Nellie. The colours are subtle pinks and soft sand for a comfy go-to-bed feel 🙂

Materials: Stamps: Sugar Nellie’s Bedtime Maggie; Studio G Alphabet Set
Papers: PaperMania Exquisite paper stack
Colouring: Watercolour pencils and Marvy Le plume pens
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Weathered Wood; Faber-Castell Sepia Artist pens; Sakura White

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Stone Inchies Make An ATC

So to continue my Inchy quest I have used them in this ATC for the Think Monday – Think ATC, which has a ‘Stone’ theme this week, as by luck should have it I have some stone-related stamps.


Materials:
Stamp: Paper Artsy
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress inks; Stazon; Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist
Other: Cardstock; Stone button; embroidery silk

The lovely folk over at Think Monday – Think ATC have sampled this ATC. Thanks, folks.

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Inchies

I honestly thought I would never get into Inchies – pieces of art that are only an inch by an inch square – but then I did a card with some almost inchies on it and I was hooked. But guess what? There is an inchies challenge blog, well that is it really – I’ve just added inchies to my ever growing list of craft obsessions. So this week’s challenge on Inch by Inch is ‘Thank you’ and here is my submission.

Materials:
Stamp: Anna Griffin Nature Background; Studio g Alphabet Set
Inks: Tim Holtz Ditress inks – Walnut stain; Peeled Paint; Tea dye
Other: dragonfly metal charm; recycled cardstock
Equipment: water spritzer; Brayer; craft mat; felt block (you can buy this but I made my own); heat tool (optional); Marvy Le Plume watercolour pens; silicone glue

Instructions:

  • Taking a piece of card from an old greeting card, place on the craft mat and colour using the tea dye and peeled paint distress inks, water and brayer.
  • Leave to dry or dry with the heat tool if you are as impatient as me.
  • Stamp with the background stamp and decide which inch will be the best to use.
  • Highlight the plants by colouring with watercolour pens.
  • On a new piece of card stamp the sentiment with alphabet stamps and cut to size.
  • The edges of the sentiment and Inchy were distressed using the walnut stain ink and smudging with the felt block.
  • To finish, the charm and sentiment were attached to the Inchy with silicone glue.

Thank you Inch By Inch for sampling my inchy 🙂