Friday, May 29, 2015

Beautiful card .... plus some exciting news!!

Happy Friday folks!

It has been a gorgeous week of weather here in Massachusetts so I've been sunning myself by the pool and whilst that has been fabulous, my crafting does tend to take a bit of a back seat at this time of year!!  However, I have this lovely card to show you today.  I have also been very lucky this past week and have won two challenges so am excited to add some new digi images to my collection!  Thank you Creative Moments and Crafting from the Heart!

First off though, I want to share my exciting news which is I have been selected to join the DT for the challenge blog Simply Create Too.  I am thrilled to be a part of this fun team and look forward to sharing some fun challenges with you all.  Be sure to check out their current challenge and join in!

Back to the card, the sentiment is Verve and is one of my favourites!  It's a pretty simple design with the main focus being on the sentiment.  Papers, ribbon, lace & flowers are all from my stash.

Challenges I will enter this in:

Craft your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

That's all for today!  I did get happy mail this week from Tiddly Inks so I think I'll have a play today and hopefully have something to share with you in the next couple of days.  Have a wonderful Friday and until next time, happy crafting!!

Hugs, Danielle x

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Boxed Card Set

Hi folks!

I'm sitting here with a numb mouth after just having had two crowns done at the dentist!  So I figured I may as well blog and try and keep my mind off the drooling mouth, haha!!

I made this sweet little boxed set of cards the other day.  I went clean and simple with the design and essentially just stamped an image onto a piece of white Spectrum Noir colouring paper to fit the size of a 4.25 x 8.5 card.  Each image is coloured with copics.  I have used LOTV images for the complete set.  The white panel is matted with a co-ordinating colour cardstock before being adhered to the card.

Image is now retired from LOTV (I believe) and the sentiment is Verve.

Mille stamp is now retired from LOTV and the sentiment is Verve.

Another retired LOTV image (I believe) and the sentiment is TPC Studio

This is the box envelope that I made using my SU! punch board!  Love this tool and definitely couldn't craft without it now!!  I think I will be saving this item and gifting it to one of my son's school teachers as an end of year thank you gift.  Everyone needs a handy little stash of gift cards, right?!

Thanks for stopping in today!  I always appreciate your visits and your comments are so welcomed and enjoyed.  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Danielle x

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It's wedding season ...


The days just seem to be flying by and even though I don't work outside of the home now I am amazed at just how quickly the hours in the day go by!!

I was commissioned to make a wedding card with red & black being the predominant wedding colours.  I love this Greeting Farm stamp - so fun to colour!  I used my copics to colour.  Papers are all from my stash and the pretty roses background is from an old DCWV pad I had stashed away!  The embellishments are all from my stash - I really love adding the single sequins - they make such a fab touch.

This is the inside of the finished card.  All sentiments are from SU! and I paper pierced around the border to give some added interest.

This is the custom made envelope and belly band I made for the card.  I used the SU! Envelope punch board to make this.  I used the same roses background paper on the belly band to compliment the card and stamped a fun sentiment on the front.

Some challenges I'm entering:-

Craft your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl Challenge - A Shaped Card or Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

That's all for today folks!  Thanks for stopping in - always appreciate your visits here!  Until next time ... happy crafting!

Danielle x

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Tilda Peek-a-Boo card ...

Happy Saturday peeps!

Thanks for popping by and taking a peek today!  I made this card on Thursday and decided to try out the sweet Peek-a-Boo tutorial posted on Splitcoatstampers here.  Super easy to follow and just a delight to put together.

My two Tilda's are coloured with copic markers and Tilda with Spring Heart has her dress paper-pieced (I haven't done that in a while either)!  The papers are K&Co Watercolour Bouquet.  I added some new flowers to my stash that arrived last week from Wild Orchid Crafts - first time I'm using the gorgeous chrysanthemums.  Lace, punches and twine are all from my stash.

As you open the card the second images slips into place and for that I chose Tilda with Spring Heart - isn't she just adorable!  The sentiment is a $1.50 find from Michaels.  I dedicate this card to my mother as tomorrow we celebrate Mother's Day here in the USA/Canada.  

A few of the challenges I will enter:-

Allsorts Challenge - At least 2 die cuts (nestabilities, frame & leaves)
Simply Create Too - Favourite Colour Combo (pink/green)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #58 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Create a Mother/Female card
Time for Magnolia Challenge - Flowers Everywhere
Magnolia Mania Challenge - In the Garden

That's all for now folks!  Appreciate your visit as always and I do hope you can spare a minute to leave me a comment as to how you like my post today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Danielle x

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Love You to the Moon ... and Back!


Apologies for the last few days of silence - I have started a 30 day detox & cleanse and the first few days are always pretty tough!  I am thankfully now past the worst of the headaches & yucky feeling ... really makes you realise how easily your body gets addicted to sugar & caffeine!  I am 4lbs down after 3 days and feeling much perkier, so hopefully my crafting desk will get some attention today!

I have this card to show you today though.  This is an adorable LOTV image which has been sitting in my "coloured" stash for ages so I figured it was about time I did something with him!  It's a very clean & simple card.  I embossed the back panel to give the impression of the moon.  I found the adorable sentiment stamp in the $1.50 at Michaels "love you to the moon & back".  Image is coloured with copic markers.

A couple of challenges I'm entering:-

Craft Your Passion Challenges - Always Anything Goes #260
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (with optional no patterned paper)

Thanks for stopping in today - it's always great to see you and I appreciate each & every comment that is left - thank you!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your day - it's a scorcher here today (29oc)!

Danielle x


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