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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








Thursday, 28 March 2013

Up Right Z Fold Card with Pretty Butterflies







Good morning all - hope you are having a good day.  We still have snow stuck to the ground, but I'm not bothered as used to it now and besides my son loves it!!

Anyhow I found through a blog owned by Coops Cluttered Corner a fantastic tutorial to make an upright Z easel card the link is HERE  .

I had such fun making this card.  The mechanism (circle & brad) holds the card upright, as without it the back just falls away.

I used a digi stamp I found on Pinterest and coloured in with my promarkers.  The papers are Prima and Crate Paper.  The flowers are WOC and the ribbon, brad and glitter are just from my stash.  The leaves I made with a Marther Stewart border punch.

Thank you so much for looking :0)  Michelle

Challenges:-

I Love Pro Markers (Spring is in the air)
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - Spring Days
Nutcrafters (Spring is here)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Spring Colours
Inky Impressions - Easter or Spring
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Bring on Spring
Melonheadz Friends - Easter or Spring
Red Carpet Studio - Use Flowers










Monday, 25 March 2013

Hoppy Easter & Snow - LOTS of Snow








Good morning all - as you can see we have a ton of snow here - actually we have snow drifts - my son Brandon's loving it as his School is still closed.  At this moment in time he is happily playing upstairs with his friend Jack.

My card is for my mum.  It's an LOTV image coloured with promarkers.  The backing papers are Pink Petticoat digitals, the flowers and brads I've had for ever, the sentiment is a freebie from a mag, the ribbon is from Mei Flower Crafts.

Thank you for looking and keep warm !! :0)  Michelle

Challenges:-

SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY - SKETCH 198 (gorgeous sketch)
The Squirrel and the Fox - Easter or Passover
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Happy Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Easter Parade
Crafts 4 Eternity - Egg-cellent Easter
Totally Papercrafts - Easter eggstravaganza
Oldie but a Goodie - (my LOTV image, flowers and brads I have had forever)
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Easter
Glitter & Sparkle - Animals (my cute bunny)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
















Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Hannah Lynn Butterfly Keeper







Hi everyone - hope you have all had a good day.

This card is using a my new rubber stamp - Hannah Lynn, Butterfly Keeper.  I know she has been out for a long time, but she is always sold out when I try to buy it from Crafts and Me.  But never mind, I have now lol.

I coloured her in with my pro markers and the circle bit I added glossy accents sprinkled with glitter.

The papers are Spring papers from Cardmaking and Papercrafting magazine.  You should go and buy this issue, cos these papers are beautiful, plus there are some free sentiments thrown in too.

The sentiment is computer generated and the flowers and gems are just from my stash.

Finally, I used a pretty corner die.

Thank you so much for looking :0) Michelle

Challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Springtime
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring
Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - Autumn or Spring
Fab N Funky Challenges - Add a Sentiment (mine is Especially for You)
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Magical (A butterfly keeper, is a magical creature right??)








Saturday, 9 March 2013

Sweet Mother's Day Teddy


A very good morning to you all :0)

I have here, another Mother's Day card.  The image is Wild Rose Studio Milton Teddy (coloured with pro markers), and I have a few Milton Teddy stamps as I find them really versatile for different occasions.  I think the papers are My Mind's Eye, but quite old collection of papers.  The ribbon and charm are from Mei Flower Crafts and the sentiment is Dovecraft stamps.

Thank you so much for looking and have a lovely weekend.

Challenges:-

Glitter n Sparkle - Mother's Day or for a Lady
Allsorts Challenge - Springtime
Sincerely Yours Creations - Mothers Day
Stamp n Doodle - Mother's Day Card or for a Lady
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Love To Create - Pick 2 items (mine is ribbon and sentiment)
Fab n Funky Challenges - Cute & Cuddly
Bearly Mine Challenges - Mother's Day

















Friday, 8 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day






Good wet and rainy morning to you all.

I made this card at a cardmaking workshop held in Poole's Cavern, Buxton, which I really enjoyed attending.  Can't wait for the next one.
The image is a Kanban image and Jo who held the class, had us make our own background paper using sequin waste and distress ink (Tim Holtz).  I have added some glossy accents to the rose petals.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Challenges:-

Glitter & Sparkle Challenge - Mother's Day or Lady's card
Allsorts Challenge Blog - For a Lady
In the Pink - Floral / Mother's Day
Sincerely Yours Creations - Mother's Day
City Crafter Challenge - Shades of Pink
Stamp n Doodle - Mother's Day or a Card for a Female
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Love to Create - Pick 2 items (mine is Ribbon & Pearls)







Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sunshine Flower






Good morning all - we have some sunshine but it's still cold.

Today I have stopped smoking for ONE MONTH YIPPEE.  Can't feel any health benefits yet though because of this awful virus that's gone right on my chest.

This card I made for a challenge which called for a one layer card.  Unfortunately I missed the challenge so will have to find a new one.  Its a big wooden stamp flower from Hero Arts (I think, but will double check), coloured in with pro-markers and seed beeds added to the centre.  The sentiment is from Hobby Crafts.  The base card is from the Glitter Pot and is called Elegant.  Really beautiful  shape I think.

Because the image was stamped right onto the card base, I added a square of blank card on the inside to hide the bleed through from the pro markers.

Thank you very much for looking - Michelle :0)

Challenges:-

Case Study Challenges
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Use your favourite colour - (yellow)
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything Goes



Monday, 4 March 2013

Flutterby Butterfly


Good morning everyone.  Like everyone else, I am suffering with a bad cold.  I've had it for over two weeks now :0(

Anyhow, this card I made for my Sister's birthday.  The stamp is a Hero Arts one and the papers are Memory Box Viola.  The card is Bazill.  I have coloured the gorgeous butterfly in with pro-markers and decoupaged it.  I have also used purple Hunkdory glitter on bits of the wings.  Everything else is from my stash.

Thank you very much for looking :0) Michelle


Challenges:-

Flutterby Wednesdays - 3 or more layers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional tic tac toe (mine is Glitter, Brad, Free).
Allsorts Challenge Blog - For a Lady (Well my sister is a Lady :0) )


Have a great day !!