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Need Some Cheering Up?

Well, here is the quick card for you! I made a very BRIGHT card using the absolutely lovely Bloomin’ kit from Designs by Krista.

I seem to have done lots of very bright cards recently, anyone would think it was summer or something 🙂

Happy Independence Day to the USA.
Materials:
Papers – Designs by Krista
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; scissors
Other – Black marker pen; Fiskars border punch

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More Cake Anyone?

Mmm, cake… And this cake is from a new Cupcake kit over at Krista’s shop Designs By Krista. Guess what? This kit is on sale with 25% off making it $2.25 (about £1.40). Wahoo! I love the papers in this kit and of course the yummy cupcake makes a fab embellishment.


Materials:
Papers – Designs By Krista Cupcake Kit
Usual Suspects – Double-sided tape
Other – Fiskars border punch; Embroidery thread

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Sugar Bowl Challenge

A challenge card today and this is for the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. The papers are from the Bloomin’ kit from Designs by Krista. I’ve coloured the Gorjuss girl with my PrismaColor pencils and of course finished the card with some hand-stitching.


Materials:
Stamp – Sugar Nellie Gorjuss
Ink – Versafine onyx black
Colouring – prismacolor pencils; sansodor
Papers – Designs By Krista
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue; Double-sided tape
Other – embroidery thread; Buttons; Ribbon

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Sugar Stitch

As promised a card! After a very lazy Easter weekend with very little crafting going on – shock! Horror! I have managed to finish this card for you today.

I’ve used the Twilight In Provence Papers from Designs By Krista which, btw, is only $1 and Krista has a sale going on at her shop with lots of yummy downloadable kits for fantastic prices.

The beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp is coloured with my usual mix of Derwent and Prismacolor pencils but I’ve also used the Shimmerz paints Blue Sky, Sunflower and Sugar Plum to add that extra shine.

Then you might notice a bit of hand stitching again?



Materials:
Stamp – Sugar Nellie
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaColor blue; Distress inks broken china, lavender
Colouring – Prismacolor pencils; Derwent pencils; Sansodor; Shimmerz paints
Papers – Designs By Krista
Usual suspects – Double-sided tape; Paper trimmer; scissors
Other – Embroidery thread; needle

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I’m In Love (Again)

As a crafter I find it really hard not to get excited about new kits and stamps and papers and ribbons and….well, the list just goes on. You know what I mean?

Well, Designs by Krista has a lovely new kit out called Enjoy and it uses one of my favourite colour combos:


I’ve made the card below using some of the lovely papers from Krista’s new kit. The stamped image is also a newbie. I’ve just discovered The Greeting Farm and their wonderful stamps. But get this, they have digital stamps and this image is one of them. She is called Geisha Anya, isn’t she just adorable?


Materials:
Papers – Designs By Krista ‘Enjoy’
Stamp – The Greeting Farm
Colouring – letroset promarkers
Usual Suspects – Scissors; Paper trimmer; silicone glue
Other – computer; Printer; embossing powder; heat gun

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Is It Chilly?

Here is the lovely new Winter kit from Designs By Krista called ‘Chilly’.


I’ve been playing about with this new kit – it has some lovely colours and patterns to the papers. Love it! Of course, it is fab for both digital scrapbooking and making cards 🙂


Materials:
Papers – Designs By Krista
Usual Suspects – Silicone glue; Paper trimmer
Other – Stickles glitter glue; Seam ripper

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Magnolia and Stampavie Challenge in Teal and Brown

A challenge card for you and this one is for the Magnolia and Stampavie challenge blog and this week they have a sketch. I’ve used the Spring Breeze Kit from Designs by Krista. I love the embroidery embellishments that come with this kit and I’ve used the little paper buttons as well and added 3D-glue to give the buttons a shine, not that you can see it in the piccy of course!


Materials:
Papers – Designs By Krista
Stamps – Sarah Kay; Papermania
Inks – Versafine Onyx Black and Sepia; Versacolor blue
Colouring – Letroset Promarkers
Usual Suspects – Trimmer; Double-sided tape; 3D-Foam
Other – 3D-glue; Crackle glue; Embroidery thread

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More on Christmas

So I’ve ramped up the Christmas cards, seems that every card I’m doing is for Christmas. Lucky I like doing them 🙂 This one uses Designs By Krista Tula papers.


Materials:
Papers – Designs by Krista Tula kit
Stamp – Studio G Alphabet
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black; Brilliance Pearlescent Sky blue and Crimson
Usual Suspects – Scissors; Trimmer; double-sided tape
Other – Crop-a-dile; Stickles glitter glue

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There Will be Blue Birds…

A quick make card for general use here with the lovely Bewitching kit from Designs by Krista. I think I might have said before that I love the papers in this kit.

Feeling a little nervous today – I have to go to get my first ever filling at the dentist. I had hoped that I would get to forty with no fillings but just missed the mark by 1 year 5 months – Boooooo!


Materials:
Papers – Designs by Krista Bewitching Kit
Stamp – Imaginisce
Ink – Versafine Onyx Black
Other – glitter glue

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Autumn falls and a missed challenge

Oh bless me. I am, as my friends would say, being special 🙂 I looked at the Papertake Challenge on Monday (yesterday) and saw that it had an autumn theme and went off and made this card using the Tweet Kit from Designs by Krista and my favourite stamp at the moment which is from Whiff of Joy. Only to go back to the site and find that I was a week late and autumn was last week’s theme and this week there is a sketch – D’oh!
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Materials:
Stamp – Whiff of Joy
Papers – Designs by Krista
Inks -VersaFine Black; Distress inks Walnut Stain
Other – Sepia finemarker; Cuttlebug and leaf dies