27 January 2015

WONDERFUL {Fresh Brewed Designs New Release}

New Digi Releases
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

Hi my lovely followers and visitors, some beautiful NEW images are being released today at Fresh Brewed Designs.    This is one of the beautiful new face images I have used. You can purchase her here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.

Also check out Fresh Brewed Designs' current challenge here; and their Facebook Page here.

The image has been coloured with Copics.  The design papers and brads are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches.



I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Penny's Paper Crafty - ATG
Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafty Your Passion - ATG
Love to Scrap - ATG
The Pink Elephant - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
Top Tip Tuesday - Something New (its the first time I have used this image)


Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.

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23 January 2015

SMILES {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

Can you believe it that we are already heading towards the end of the first month of 2015.  Hope everyone's year has started off on a good note. I have used this super cute little girl all busy in the garden, planting out some love. She is called  PANSIE.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase PANSIE here

The scalloped semi circles have been created with scalloped circle punches. She has been coloured with Copics. The buttons and design papers are from my stash. The sentiment and word art background are from Paulette {Create with TLC} .

I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:

  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Snippets - The semi circles and all the design papers are left over snippets of cardstock I had in my scraps file
  • Artistic Inspirations - ATG with Triangle Twist (the folded corners around the image)
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Dream Valley - ATG
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Birthday
    Use Your Stuff - Geometric Shapes - Triangle folded corners, semi circles, etc. (the design paper and buttons has been in my stash for more than a year)
    Going Grey Scrap Creations - Favourite embellishments (folded paper embellishments like the little folded corners on the main image here)
    Inky Chicks - ATG
    Inky Impressions - Folds (centre step design and folded corners)
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
    Dream it Up - Birthday Wishes
    Seize the Birthday - ATG + Sketch Twist

  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY {Art by Mi Ran Challenge 24}

    {Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 24}
      
    Art by Miran is launching their 24th challenge today. All their challenges are always ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their 24th challenge.

    Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, for some more inspiration.

    I have used this cute girl called ROSETTA, created by the talented Mi Ran.  She looks so graceful and at peace in her gorgeous rose garden. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here. You can purchase ROSETTA here.

    The lovely, very talented and super generous BRENDA has shared the tutorial for this card fold here.  I have adapted it a bit and just centred an A4 white cardstock sheet (without cutting anything away from the A4) onto my craft mat with a 10cm panel in the middle and scored the 10cm panel on either side.  The I just folded each side on the scored line and then folded each side in half again.  I made a pencil mark at the centre of the 10cm panel and score diagonally from that point and the top of the left and right folds so they meet centrally at the bottom at a 5cm measurement. 

    The image has been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} . The design papers and bling are from my stash.  The folded corner embellies have been created with circle punches.





    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Allsorts - Spring Flowers
    Fairytale Stampers - Flowers (1/1)
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG with Triangle Twist
    Craftin Desert Divas - 3D Projects
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Crafty Boots - Butterflies
    Dream Valley - ATG
    Love to Create - Colour Inspiration

    Love to Scrap - ATG
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Birthday
    Use Your Stuff - Geometric Shapes - Triangles etc. (the design paper has been in my stash for more than a year)
    Going Grey Scrap Creations - Favourite embellishments (folded paper embellishments like the little folded corners on the main image here)
    Inky Chicks - ATG
    Through the Craftroom Door - ATG (1/2)
    Inky Impressions - Folds
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
    Dream it Up - Birthday Wishes
    Scrap and Craft - ATG (3/3)
    Seize the Birthday - ATG + Sketch Twist
    PDE Linky Party - 3D Projects

    Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 

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    19 January 2015

    SHINE {GDT - The Crazy Challenge}

    {Guest Designers' Project for The Crazy Challenge}

    It was such a lovely surprise to have been a Winner over at The Crazy Challenge for their Challenge 187 and even a greater honour to have been invited as a Guest Designer for them, by the lovely Em. The theme for their current challenge no. 189 is Embossing.

    I used this very graceful lady called FLOATING designed by the talented Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs. She is part of a sneak peek for some gorgeous new Fresh Brewed Design digital images coming soon to their store.  The sentiment is from Paulette from CREATE WITH TLC.

    I have coloured her with Copics and paper pieced her dress. The folded embellishments have been created with a {Doing LIfe} template shape, which you can purchase here.  The brown cardstock is embossed and I sanded the embossed surface for a distressed look.  The brads are from my stash.





    So hop on over to THE CRAZY CHALLENGE and enter their Embossing Challenge.

    I would like to try my hand once again at the following challenges:



  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Aud Sentiments - ATG
  • Outlawz Twisted Thrusday - Twist - Use brads or eyelets (used brads in the centre of the flowers)
  • Brown Sugar - Birthday for a Girl (2/2)
  • Scrapping4Fun - Birthday
  • Chocolate Coffee and Cards - No Circles
  • Hiding in My Craft Room - Color It (all the design papers are from my scraps file that I used on this card)
  • One Stitch at a Time - ATG with Something New (Its the first time I have used this girl image)
  • Craft Your Passion - ATG
  • Dream Valley - ATG
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG+Birthday


  • Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 
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    17 January 2015

    HUGS AND KISSES {Scrapping4Fun Guest Designer Challenge}

    {Guest Designers' VOTING Challenge over at Scrapping 4 Fun}

    It is such an honour to have been invited by the lovely Rachelle to take part in their Guest Designers' Challenge.  How could I resist such a wonderful opportunity.  Thanks so much. Please hop over and have a look at all the guest designers' entries at Scrapping 4 Fun and of course it will be just so wonderful if you could perhaps 
    CAST A VOTE for my entry 12GDDesire by leaving a Comment with my entry no. 12GDDesire, your own name and your blog address link and don't forget to become a Follower of Scrapping4Fun with Google Friend Connect - thanks so much xxx

    All the guest designers had to use the sketch below for their entries and this is my take on the sketch.  I used this adorable and lovable little girl, A GIFT OF LOVE, created by Art by Mi Ran and you can purchase her here.  The sentiment is from Paulette from CREATE WITH TLC.

    I have coloured with Copics.  The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps.  The design papers, bling and hearts are from my stash.  

    So hop on over to SCRAPPING 4 FUN and I hope you will VOTE.



    I would love to enter the following challenges with this:

    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Scrap and Craft - ATG (2/3)
    Aud Sentiments - ATG
    Dis Digi Designs - Add Sparkle
    My Time to Craft - Love is all Around

    Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 
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    16 January 2015

    TIMELESS {Art by Mi Ran Facebook Progressive Challenge}

    DT Project for Art by Miran's Progressive FACEBOOK Challenge}
      
    Art by Miran is hosting a PROGRESSIVE Facebook Challenge. and this is the very cute image you need to use to create a project to enter the progressive challenge with:




    So hop over here to have a look at the progressive challenge and request this fabulous PETAL BLOSSOM to play with at our progressive challenge. 

    Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here for some more inspiration.

    I have used this cute lovable little girl called PETAL BLOSSOM, created by the talented Mi Ran. She looks so pretty with her gorgeous flowing dress. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.

    The image has been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} . The design papers and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellies have been created with circle and flower punches.



    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist (Techniques used: Centre Step Design/Inking/Punches/Template/Paper Folding/Faux Stitching) (3/3)
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Blue Tones
    One Stitch at a Time - ATG with Something New (the girl image is new to my digi image collection)
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG (2/3)
    Squigglefly - ATG
    PDE Linky Party - Blue and White
    DL.ART - January Linky Party - ATG
    Baffies Kreativladen - ATG
    Crafting by Designs January ATG (2/3)
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies (used circle/flower punches for the folded embellishments)
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
    Crafty Sentiments - Girly (1/1)
    Digi Choosday - Birthdays
    The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Twist+Add Eyelets or Brads (used brads)
    Little Miss Muffet - ATG
    Scrap and Craft - ATG (1/3)
    Buckwells Crafty Challenge - ATG (1/3)
    Aud Sentiments - ATG
    Dream it Up - Birthday Wishes
    Cardz TV - Any Occasion (Birthday)
    Brown Sugar - Birthday Girl
    Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
    Scrapping4Fun - Bithday

    Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 

    Crafty hugs

    14 January 2015

    WONDERFUL {DigiStamps4Joy - Challenge 108}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #108}

    Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this month is a BINGO challenge. (See Bingo chart below) I have used DIE or PUNCH/FREE/YOUR FAVOURITE THING (centre step designs).

    I have used the following pre coloured image from DigiStamps4Joy:

    1. SUNBIRD
    The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The design papers and bling are from my stash.  The semi-circle embellishment has been created with circle punches.

    Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #108.


    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist (Techniques used: Centre Step Design/Inking/Punches/Fancy Edged Scissors/Chalking/Distressing)
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Blue Tones
    Jos Scrap Shack - Bling It On
    Chalk Ah Lot Cafe - ATG with Chalk (chalked sentiment)
    Lacy Sunshine - Sparkly and New (the bird image is new to my digi image collection)
    One Stitch at a Time - ATG with Something New (the bird image is new to my digi image collection)
    Scribble and Scrap - ATG
    Card Mania - Make it Sparkle
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Squigglefly - ATG
    PDE Linky Party - Blue and White
    DL.ART - January Linky Party - ATG
    Dazzling Diva Challenge - Pink/Red/White (used white and red)
    Baffies Kreativladen - ATG
    Crafting by Designs January ATG (1/3)
    Creative Moments - ATG / New Beginnings (the bird image is new to my digi image collection) (1/3)
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies (used circle punches for the semi circle embellishments)
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG


    Thank you for stopping by and all the wonderful uplifting love you leave behind.

    Crafty hugs

    11 January 2015

    HUG IN A CUP {DigiStamps4Joy New Release}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: NEW RELEASES}

    A design team project for our  new releases over at DS4J's shop this Sunday.  I have used this fun image called Teacups which has been designed by the talented Riette for DigiStamps4Joy,  

    Hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with some of the wonderful new release images.

    The folded embellishments have been created with circle punches. The image has been paper pieced and the cups have here and there been coloured with Copics . The bling and design paper are from my stash.  The lovely, very talented and super generous BRENDA has shared the tutorial for this card fold here.  I have adapted it a bit and just centred an A4 white cardstock sheet (without cutting anything away from the A4) onto my craft mat with a 10cm panel in the middle and scored the 10cm panel on either side.  The I just folded each side on the scored line and then folded each side in half again.  I made a pencil mark at the centre of the 10cm panel and score diagonally from that point and the top of the left and right folds so they meet centrally at the bottom at a 5cm measurement. 

    The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  



    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    613 Avenue Create - ATG + 1001 Techniques (paper folding, paper piecing, new card fold design,colouring with copics)
    Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Alphabet Challenge - X-Xperiment (used this card fold technique for the first time) (1/1)
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe Challenge - Blue Tones
    Jos Scrap Shack - Bling it On
    Wags n Whiskers - ATG (1/2)
    My Time to Craft - Stripes


    Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.

    Crafty hugs

    09 January 2015

    BRAVE { Art by Miran Challenge 23}

    {Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 23}
      
    Art by Miran is launching their 23rdt challenge today. All their challenges are always ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their 23rd challenge.

    Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, for some more inspiration.

    I have used this cute girl called LOVELY IRENE, created by the talented Mi Ran.  She looks so pretty and graceful in her gorgeous dress. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here. You can purchase LOVELY IRENE here.

    The images have been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} . The design papers and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellies have been created with circle punches.


    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • OLLCB - Words to Inspire
  • The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG (2/2)
  • Whoopsi Daisy - ATG
  • Clear it Out - ATG with stash item (the brads have been in my stash for a few years)
  • Papertake Weekly - ATG
  • Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
  • Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite Embellishment (Brads)
  • Inky Impressions - Something New (its the first time I have used this image)
  • Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
  • Aud Sentiments - Use the word NEW or something NEW (its the first time I have used this new image)
  • Sassy Studio Designs - ATG


  • Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 

    Crafty hugs

    SMILES {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}

    Hope you are all having a wonderful 2015 thus far. 



    Art by Mi Ran is celebrating her FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!

    In celebration the design team are sharing their very first card created for the ABM Design Team. This is my very first card posted way back on 20 December 2013.  I used this gorgeous ABM image called HEY MISS SANTA and she can be purchased here.  One just can't believe how fast time speeds by.



    Now onto one of my first cards for 2015.  I have used this beautiful girl called UPTOWN GIRL CASANDRA created by the talented Mi Ran. Hasn't she got the most divine lush hair. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase UPTOWN GIRL CASANDRA  here

    The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches. She has been coloured with Copics. The brads and design papers are from my stash. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .




    I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:


  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist (3/3)
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Catch the Bug - January ATG (3/3)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - ATG (3/3)
  • My Besties Norge - Winter (1/1)
  • Scrappy Hands - Squares
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Love to Scrap - Use Something Beginning with at least one of these letters L,T,S,C,B (S=Smiles, C=Corner, B=Brown)
  • OLLCB - Words to Inspire
  • The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
  • Whoopsi Daisy - ATG
  • Clear it Out - ATG with stash item (the brads have been in my stash for a few years)
  • Papertake Weekly - ATG
  • Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
  • Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite Embellishment (Brads)
  • Inky Impressions - Something New (its the first time I have used this image)
  • Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
  • Aud Sentiments - Use the word NEW or something NEW (its the first time I have used this new image)
  • Sassy Studio Designs - ATG



  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

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    07 January 2015

    BEAUTY {Fresh Brewed Designs Favourites Challenge}

    Favourites Challenge
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs with the theme FAVOURITES.  I have used this beautifully elegant image of a dancer called LOVELY DANCER, which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.


    The images have been paper pieced and coloured with Copics.  The design papers and brads are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches.



    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Catch the Bug - ATG
    Crafters Cafe - New (its the first time I have used this image)
    Scrappers Delights - New Beginnings (its the first time I have used this image)
    As You Like It - Favourite Card Shape (the centre step design is my favourite as it gives lovely dimension and depth to a card) (3/3)
    Crafty Catz - ATG (3/3)
    QKR Stampede - ATG
    A Gem of a Challenge - Something New (its the first time I have used this image)
    Crafty Calendar - Whats New (its the first time I have used this image) (1/1)
    My Time to Craft - All Things New (its the first time I have used this image)
    Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
    Scribble and Scrap - ATG
    Dazzling Diva Challenge - Inspiration Photo or ATG (Anything Goes)



    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


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