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Summer Birthdays

Hot summer colours for this one. A birthday card for a summer birthday and also for a challenge here and there. This one uses inspiration from Cute Card Thursday which has a birthday theme, then there is the ‘Hot’ theme from Papertake Weekly and Tag You’re It have a Tag in a pocket theme. The weird thing is I had already decided on the design of this card with the Tag and pocket idea and then it pops up as the theme at Tag You’re It. How spooky is that? 🙂

So the papers come from freebies from Papercraft Essential, I’ve cut out all the flowers so that I could re-arrange them on the page. The stamp is Chef Hamish from Sugar Nellie coloured with watercolour pens. The sentiment is written in the flower using a white Sakura pen.

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Lemon and Lime

Celebrating a new birth in Lemon and Lime – what do you think? This card was made for the following challenges: the celebration theme from A Spoon Full of Sugar, the great sketch from Friday Sketchers, the Baby theme on Thank God it’s Friday and the new challenge blog This Thursday It’s About which is starting with the theme ‘Fresh’.


So this card uses free papers from Papercraft Essentials, Sugar Nellie Little Cotton Rabbits stamp coloured with watercolour pencils, DCWV card stock and then some Fiskars embossing plates to emboss the rectangular yellow card. Some little doodling on the edges to finish the card. You know I still haven’t worked out the best light to use to get a good photo…

I’ve been sampled twice for this one. Thanks guys 🙂 This Thursday, It’s All About and Thank God It’s Friday.

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Pink and green should never be seen

Here is a card for two challenge blogs. One is Cute Card Thursday (so just managed to make it in time) where the challenge is to have three embellishments. I’ve used three buttons to embellish the frame. Then the other blog is My Time To Craft which has a Buttons and Buckles theme. The buttons are counterbalanced with a sentiment ‘buckle’ finished with rick rak and pink staples.

The stamped image was coloured using a mix of watercolour pencils and Marvy Le Plume pens and the chipboard frame and sentiment buckle were from Dovecraft. The paper and card was edged with a deep pink ink pad.

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Pink, Pink, Pink

I made my first ever RAK card a few weeks ago, it is a bit of a pink one so I thought I might enter it into the Hint of Pink challenge from Arty Girlz. It is definitely PINK 🙂

So this card uses stamps from Stampendous and is coloured in with watercolour pencils. Flower background is made with flower stamps and butterfly stamps from the same set. Tearing, inking edges, ribbon and using safty pins with beads finishes this card.

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My first…

Penny Black stamp was actually this ‘Bare Tree’ one, a recent buy that I’ve had my eye for a while and wanted an excuse to use it. Thought I would use it to have a go at the exciting first challenge from the new Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks guys for an excuse to use the stamp 🙂

The Challenge over at Tag You’re It this week is a fab colour scheme of Aubergine (eggplant), Olive and Ivory. What a great colour combo. Hope you like what I’ve done, it was fun to do.


So this tag was put together by stamping the image in aubergine onto white paper coloured with an olive ink pad. The corners were curled with a knitting needle and then the image was layered onto aubergine-textured card. The corners of this layer were also curled. This was then in turn layered onto an olive, textured card stock tag and the edges coloured with a dark olive ink pad. Aubergine and ivory buttons and embroidery thread were used to embellish the tag. An aubergine-coloured eyelet and some ivory, aubergine and olive ribbons and rickrack finishes the tag off.

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Dreaming ATCs

A new week and a new ATC. The theme this week from Think Monday – Think ATC is ‘Hands’.


So this week I’ve continued my Indian Dreams-themed ATCs using a hand as the main image, I expect I will at some point put up the other ATCs in this series 🙂

The background is coloured with blue and pink ink pads using a brayer and water spritzer. Small Indian-style flowers are stamped onto the background in pink and blue and a border is embossed in silver. All the stamps used were from Avec.

Glitter glue, ribbons and a handwritten sentiment finish this ATC.

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Seaside Dreams – Father’s Day Card

This one was made for my Dad for Father’s Day, inspired by shell stamps and knowing that beaches and holidays are amongst my Dad’s favourite things, I hoped that it made him think of the sea and holidays 🙂


The card was made from shades of blue, torn edges, stamped with shells and accented with individual shells coloured lightly with pencils and then covered in three-dimensional glue.

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Retro decor

This is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek 4×4 for Funky Fairy blog who are doing a Tri-challenge, so anything to do with ‘Tri’. I have used triples with three birds and three colours. This 4×4 is also for the My Time to Craft challenge blog which this week has the theme of ‘birds’.

So imagine yourself back in the late sixties, early seventies looking at your wall… 🙂

Put together with stamping and pencil colouring. The birds are stamped, coloured, cut out and then covered in 3-dimensional glaze glue.