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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Floral Delight

Hello everyone - Hope you are all well today

My photo today is not too brilliant as I am just learning how to use the camera on my new tablet and upload pics onto this blog. However I do think my first attempt is not too bad and practice does make perfect.

Anyway onto my card which I am entering into the following challenges:-

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes
Natalie & Amy - One for the Girlies
Craft Your Passion - Something New (My Large Floral Stamp and Papers
Crafty Sentiments - Birthday

Items used on card:-

 Handmade card base
 Large floral stamp and floral papers free from January 2014 issue of Card making and  Paper crafts magazine
 Black card, Kanban Pearls, dark pink ribbon, Bobunny trinket.

 Pro Markers:-
 baby pink, rose pink, dusky rose, antique pink, putty, meadow green, grass,
 forest green.

Thank You for looking

Monday, 30 December 2013

Just for You MIlton

Hi there!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  We did :0)

I did this card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday as sadly it is their last challenge, which I was surprised to find out and sad too.

A long time ago this challenge blog was the only one who recognised my work and gave me a chance by allowing me to be on the design team.  Their design team always, without fail made sure you got a comment from them.

I had let them down because at the time I was incredibly poorly, poorly to the point where I couldn't contact or speak or mingle with anyone, but I won't go into that, it's over now.  I'm well and fighting it now.

The lady Arlana who runs it has health problems so can no longer carry on with it.  She ran the blog with her lovely sisters and I wish Arlana and her sisters the best of everything and hope that Arlana's health problems improve and that she will be OK.

Challenges:-

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Anything but a Holiday
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

I had to do a card for the last challenge.  I haven't done one in a long time, but had to do this one and here it is...






Materials Used:-

Handmade Card Base
Wild Rose Studio Milton & Co Stamp
Dovecraft Garden Party Paper
Wild Rose Studio Girly Polka Dots Paper
Spellbinder Dies
Kanban Gems
Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate Ink Dew Drop
Lace & Ribbon

Pro-Markers Used:-

Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Meadow Green, Grass, Vanilla, Tan, Ivory, Pastel Blue.






Friday, 6 September 2013

Shabby Chic Butterfly

Hello on this wet rainy day.

My lad went back to School yesterday.  His first year in Juniors.  The years are just flying by....

Here is a Shabby Chic card that I enjoyed making.

I have stamped the butterfly onto plain paper and coloured in with promarkers.  I then stamped it again onto acetate and glued the centre of it onto the first stamped image.  This butterfly is part of a three set by Papermania Urban stamps.

The papers are Prima.

The cameo, flowers and lace are all from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Challenges:-

Shabby Tea Room -Summertime
The ABC Challenge - U for unlimited
613 Avenue Create - Spotlighting











Sunday, 1 September 2013

Big Hugs

Hi there,

Hope you are having a nice weekend!

This card has a really sweet stamped image called Worried by Kathy Hare.  It reminds me of my son Brandon who still at age 7 loves his teddy.  He too has floppy brown hair.

I have coloured the image in with promarkers and I used black card to bring the image and papers up nicely.

Im sorry, but I can't remember where I got these particular backing papers from.  The stars are a sizzix bigz die and everything else is sourced from my stash.

Thanks so much for looking :0) Michelle

Challenges:-

My Mum's Craft Shop - Boys Only
Paula Holifield Crafts - Clean and Simple
ABC Challenge - U for Unlimited
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenges - For the Kids


Saturday, 31 August 2013

Love Letter

Hi there,

Here is a card I would like to share.

She is a favourite stamp of mine from Elisabeth Bell called Love Letter.  I have coloured her in with pro markers.  The backing papers are Pink Petticoat.
The fence and Bird House are a wood chip piece from Hobby Craft and I have just inked it gently with white, green and brown inks.  The flowers and pearls are from my stash.
The sentiment is an LOTV sentiment stamp.

Thank you so much for looking :0) Michelle

Challenges:-

Sketch Saturday -274 a sketch
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Dino & His Cupcake






Hi there,
Hope you are all well.
This Dinosaur is from Wild Rose Studio and I love him.  I don't use him nearly enough.  He is coloured in with pro-markers.  (I can also make him a she if I chose too lol).
I have paper pieced the case and cherry on the cupcake with some of the paper used on the backing.  The papers came with my magazine.
This stars are a Sizzix Bigz die and everything else was just in my stash.
Thank you so much for looking.

Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations Challenge - Monochrome (I've chosen Greens)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Use 3 of something (3 Starts, 3 Buttons)
Cute Card Thursday - Button Up
Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes







Friday, 16 August 2013

Birthday Cake Wishes





Hi there,

My son Brandon has gone on a little trip with a friend and his family to a place called Tittersmouth!  So I am home alone at the mo and I've not got an awful lot done.

I'm not sure about this card but thought I would put it up and enter into some challenges anyway.

The little image is from a set of stamps from Crafts Beautiful (puchased some time ago.)  I have coloured in with my pro-markers.

The papers are Echo Park and the rest is just from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking - Michelle

Challenges:-

Passion for Promarkers - A sketch to follow
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Occasion-ally
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Use That Ribbon






Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Summer Time





Hi there,

Well into the my lads summer hols now and I am tired lol.

I made this card with a Day For Daisies image and coloured in with pro markers.  The papers are from a magazine and everything else is from my stash.  Those are sequins that I have stuck on the image bit.

Thank you so much for looking.
Michelle

Challenges:-

Glitter n Sparkle - Summer Holiday / Summer
Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun
Pile it On - Outdoors
Fab N Funky Challenges - Anything that looks like Summer
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Summer Time
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes




Monday, 12 August 2013

Make a Wish





Hi there on this rainy day,

I have made this card with an image from a magazine, coloured in with promarkers.  I distressed the papers and picked colours that would give it a bit of a vintage vibe.

The papers are Basic Grey Olivia.

The ribbon, brads and metal flower are just all from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking.  Michelle

Challenges:-

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes (with optional bit of vintage)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed / Vintage


Saturday, 3 August 2013

Blue Baby Tilda



Hi there!
Yes it's another baby card lol.  I think this will be the last one, well for now anyway!

Its a Magnolia Tilda Baby.  It's an old one, but one of the classic ones that you like to use over and over again.  The image is coloured with pro markers and I added some glitter to him.

The papers are from LOTV (NitWits Petal Fresh).

Everything else is from my stash.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Michelle


Challenges:-

Shabby Tea Room - Oh Baby
Natalie & Amy - I've gone for New Baby
Creative Card Crew - New baby dominate colour of blue or pink





Thursday, 1 August 2013

Blue Baby Boy Shabby Chic Card






Hi there,

This is another shabby chic baby card I did.  I really love making these, especially as I love babies and I love shabby chic lol.

The image is an Elisabeth Bell one and she is coloured in with pro markers.  The papers are Prima, as is the blue central flower.  Everything else is items from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking :0) - Michelle x

Challenges:-
 Creative Card Crew - Baby - dominant colour of blue or pink
Shabby Tea Room - Oh Baby











Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Shabby Chic Baby Footprints Card






Good evening everyone.

What a wet day :0(  I can't believe we had that heatwave while my Son was in School and now he is on his School holidays, it is raining.

Anyway, this baby card was fun to do.  I was hoping to achieve a shabby chic look, and think I got it, even just a little :0)

The stamp is an old one and the papers, flowers and leaves are all from Prima.  I distressed my papers with my Tim Holtz tool.  Everything else is from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking and sweet dreams. Michelle x

Challenges:-

Shabby Tea Room - Oh Baby
Creative Creations - Anything Goes
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Pin & Tack - Anything Goes










Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Bunny and the Bee

Hi there,

Isn't this cute :0)  It's a Wild Rose Studio stamp and I just love the bunny and bee.  I coloured it in with my pro markers.

The papers are Basic Grey and the other items are just from my stash.

I used glue pen and fine glitter around the image and sentiment.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day.

Michelle x

Challenges:-

Creative Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Summer
Crafty Boots Challenges - Animals

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bird in the Flowers

Hello,

I love this sweet image.  It is a wooden stamp and I have coloured in with my pro-markers and decoupaged one of the flowers.  Everything else is from my stash.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day.

Michelle

Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday
Creative Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Floral


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Citrus Flowers

Good afternoon - wow it's hot isn't it.  I feel like I'm abroad.


I made this card for a couple of challenges.

I used a Little Claire's flower stamp.  It is just one flower and I have used the masking technique to make a cluster of them.

The papers are Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling.

I have used pro-markers, black card, A6 card and a rub on sentiment.

Thank you for looking and have a great day!
Michelle


Challenges:-

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Citrus Colours (closes 25th July at 6pm)





Sunday, 19 May 2013

Lili of the Valley LOTV Birthday Card


Good Afternoon everyone.
Here is an LOTV mermaid card coloured with pro - markers.
I added glitter to her as I thought she really needed to sparkle.  I have inked around the circle in pink and have distressed with a Tim Holtz tool.

The papers are old, a freebie with a magazine and everything else is from my stash.

Thank you for looking

Have a lovely day - Michelle

Challenges:-

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - (Fab Sketch to follow).
 Joanna Sheen - Girls Girls Girls







Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Celebrate with Tilda




Hi there,
Here is my Magnolia Tilda card and she is coloured in with pro markers.  The backing papers are Nitwit printable papers.  Everything uselse you see is from my stash.  I am getting so much better at colouring black hair - I used
Cool Grey 1
Cool Grey 3
Black
Mostly people use more greys than me, but I was happy with just the two.
I decorated an envelope to match.
Thank you for looking and have a lovely evening:-

Challenges:-
613 Avenue Create - Create a Shaped Card
Marvellous Magnolia - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias - Diecuts and/or punches






Monday, 13 May 2013

Flower Fairies Castle - Blast from the Past (14)












Good morning,
Ive decided that I would like to add some of my older work to this blog, maybe it will be good for my mojo :0) 
I did this Flower Fairy Castle way back in May 2009, my Brandon would of been just 3.  Time has certainly flown by since then.
I remember this was for a competition on the Crafts Beautiful website and I tied the with another member.  I remember being disappointed that I wasn't the outright winner :0(  Oh well, I'm glad I took pics of it so I could look back and remember the things I made.
Have a lovely day and thank you for looking - Michelle

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Hannah Lynn Card (14)





Hi,

I loved making this card, mostly because I love Hannah Lynn images and I love leopard print.  I have a huge card order/commission on at the moment and this is one of the cards for the order.
I have coloured the image with pro markers.  The papers are Basic Grey - Little Black Dress (this is a fab little paper set).  Everything else is just from my stash.
Thank you very much for looking :0)

Challenges:-
Crafts & Me Challenges - Lace (I've used black lace)
Joanna Sheen - Music & Lyrics (my image is so 80s Madonna - like a virgin!!!!)

Friday, 19 April 2013

Hannah Lynn Card


Good afternoon everyone.

This card is made with a Hannah Lynn Digi from Crafts and me and is coloured in with promarkers.  I made up the 15cm square card myself.  The papers are Prima Zephyr 6x6 block.  The punched butterflies, I made.  Everything else is from my stash.

Thanks for looking and have a great day - Michelle

Challenges:-

Crafts & Me - Bling it Up
Paper Makeup Stamps - Girly
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Butterflies and Birds
The Sugar Bowl - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Oldie but a Goodie - Make it Girly (my corner gem piece is very old
Digi Galore - One for the Girls























Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Alyssa Relaxing from Digistamp Boutique






Good afternoon all.  I went to Zumba this morning and I LOVED it!! lol

I treated myself to this stamp at the weekend and it is called Alyssa Relaxing from Digistamp boutique.  She's gorgeous and she does look really relaxed.  She is coloured in with pro markers.

The papers are from Wild Rose Studio and flowers are from my stash as are the buttons and gems.  The sentiment is a Cuddly Buddly set.

Thank you for looking and have a great day :0) Michelle

Challenges:-

Digi Stamp Boutique - April 13 Competition
Paper Shelter - Make it Bloom






Saturday, 13 April 2013

Vintage and Modern Mix






Good sunny morning all - hope you are all having a good morning so far.  I don't have much planned today, but I have a friend visiting with her kids so that will drive me around the twist, actually I mean that will be nice lol.

This card I was experimenting with.  Mixing a modern image with vintage papers.  I did try and give the image a more vintage look by colouring over what I had already coloured with an Ivory pro marker.

Im not really sure what I think about this card, I'm torn about it.

Anyhow, image is Saturated Canary coloured with pro markers.  Papers are from the Works (99p for a 30sheet 6 x 6 pad - you should get yourself along there:0)).  I have distressed all edges (card and paper) with my Tim Holtz distressing too.  Flowers and gems are from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for looking and have a great day - Michelle :0)

Challenges:-

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - (Sketch 201)
Cards Galore - April Challenge - Vintage
By the Cute & Girly - Vintage









Thursday, 11 April 2013

Braid in My Hair


Good afternoon,

A rainy afternoon here.  Brandon playing with his friend, who is coughing his guts up!!

This is a Day for Daisies image called Braid in my Hair.  It's lovely to work with and I have coloured her in with pro markers.  The papers are Memory Box Viola.  The ribbons, flowers and black card are from my stash.

Have a great day and thanks for looking :0) Michelle

Challenges

Sketch Saturday - sketch no. 253
Divas by Design - flowers
The Paper Shelter - Spring Delights
Cupcake Inspirations - Polka Dots











Monday, 8 April 2013

Great Friends Are We






Good sunny morning to you!!  This afternoon I'm taking Brandon to a place called Little Rascals (play area), where he can go and burn off some energy and I can catch up with a friend.
Now this card reminds me of me and my friend Karen.  She is tall and blonde and I'm short and brunette lol.
This is a Jane Neskerenko stamp that came free with Cardmaking and Papercraft.  Its a quite nice stamp.  I coloured the image in with pro markers.
The papers are _________ and I have made the flowers with butterflies with punches.
The sentiment stamp is Cuddly Buddly and everything else, pearl pins, pins, ribbon are all from my stash.

Thank you so much for looking and have a lovely day :0)  Michelle

Challenges:-

Top Tip Tuesday - Girls and Boys come out to play
Inky Impressions - For a Child
Sweet Stampin - Scallops
Joanna Sheen - Spring into Spring
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday
Creative Corner - Girly Birthday
Dream Valley - Happy Birthday






Sunday, 7 April 2013

Fly Away Fairy







Good afternoon everyone.  I meant to get on here this morning but my Son beat me too it and now I have jumped in for my turn lol.

This card was made with an LOTV fairy image and coloured in with pro markers.  The papers are called Sweet Memories and I have used a Tim Holtz distressing tool to distress papers and card.  The swirls are made with a dies.  The flowers are WOC and the pearls and glitter are just from my stash.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day :0)
Michelle

Challenges:-

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch No. 200
Brown Sugar Challenge - Spring
In the Pink - Lets Fly Away (in Pink)
Stamp N Doodle - Pretty in Pink
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Spring Fever)
Totally Papercrafts - Birthday Girl in Pink
Allsorts Challenge - Spring Has Sprung
















Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Happy Easter Bunny Goody Bag for Brandon







Good morning everyone.
Here I have an easter bag which was made for my son Brandon.  The easter bunny filled it with tons of goodies just for easter and he loved it.

It was a simple brown bag decorated with Pink Petticoat downloadable papers.  The bunny was a digi image from Crafts u Print and the chicks were an old stamp I had.  Both were coloured in with pro markers.  The lettering, ribbon buttons, card and gems were goodies from my stash.

Thank you for looking and I hope you had a great easter !! :0)  Michelle

Challenges:-

Creative Card Crew - Clouds - (Clouds on my backing paper)
Pin & Tack - Anything goes
I Love Pro Markers - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Creations Challenge - Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter/Spring
Stamp N Doodle - Easter/Spring











Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter & Gorgeous Fuschias






Happy Easter everyone.  It's a cold but sunny one for us with some snow still on the ground.

This card was made with Creative Crafts Decoupage stamp.  I love these stamps as you can build them up and give a 3d effect to your card.  My stamps has been coloured in with pro markers and the backing papers are Memory Box 'Viola' and Wild Rose Studio 'Butterfly Garden'.  I love that roses background paper.  The sentiment is computer generated and the butterfly was made using a die.  The ribbon and pearls are just little bits I had in my stash.

Thank you so much for looking - have a wonderful day :0)

Challenges:-

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - A Brilliant Sketch
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
In The Pink - Spring Easter in Pink (There is a lot of purple and black (but Pink on my fuschia and backing paper) on my card as well as pink so if not suitable for challenge, please delete).
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Flowers
I Love Pro Markers - Spring is in the air














Saturday, 30 March 2013

Happy Birthday Army Dude Brandon








Well, it was my Son's 7th birthday on the 21st March and I'm a bit late showing this, but better late than never :0)

Brandon wanted an army card so I searched for Army in Crafts-U-Print and found this little kit.  It had decoupage soilder, backing papers and different elements.  I chose all that I needed and assembled this A5 card.  The lettering is just silver peel offs coloured with permanent markers and the round elements have glossy accents added to them, to give a raised, shiny, badge like effect to them.

Needless to say, Brandon loved his card.

Thanks very much for looking and enjoy the rest of the day :0) Michelle

Challenges:-

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cool Men
Oh La La Crafts - It's a Man Thing
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Charisma Cardz - Happy Birthday