Monday, 30 June 2014

Puppy Love

Time has rolled around again for another challenge over at Dream Valley. So here's my DT card for this challenge. The theme this time is 'Inspired by a Song/Movie/Book' which quite frankly is carte blanche! Love that. Can you guess my song from this image?

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My card was made for the daughter of one of my best UK friends for her birthday and the image is meant to represent her and my son Zac, who were firm friends when we lived in the UK. They were so very sweet with each other and my pal and I would joke about it being 'Puppy Love', so this just fits perfectly this challenge and that song by Donny Osmond. Pop on over to the challenge blog and see what my teamies have been up to, there's sure to be some really fun connections. Better still, join us this challenge with your 'Inspired by a Song/Movie/Book' creation. We'd love to see your take on it!

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This fab little pair is by the talented pen of Krista Smith from Saturated Canary. They are quite aptly called 'Puppy Love'. The papers are Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills again. Love these papers. Corners are cut with my Quickutz corner die and hand diecutting tool. The lovely banner is a La-La Land Crafts Heart Banner Die. Blooms and ribbon is from stash and the image is of course coloured in my Promarkers. I used a metallic marker from Letraset for the wee girlie's shoes for a bit of shine. Doesn't show up well in the pics sadly.

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Wow, this might be the most concise blog post I've ever written! But there you have it. Come on over and join us in the challenge. I can't wait to see your crafty interpretations of the theme. Thanks for popping in on me today and see you again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Art by Miran: #9 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #78 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: #122 ~ For A Child
Crafty Catz Challenge: #237 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge: #41 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge: #25 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Sketchy Free For All ~ Using PTW Sketch #66

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Fab 'n' Funky Christmas

Woohoo it's Christmas time again. Well at least for the next week at Fab 'n' Funky. Come on over and join our monthly Christmas Challenge which is being sponsored by 'My Creative Classroom'. Anything Goes as long as it's Christmassy! How great is that?! I'm getting quite a little collection of cards ready this year. I've chosen to use an enchanting Sugar Nellie Christmas image from Funky Kits for my DT card. It's from their Winter Wonderland collection for Sugar Nellie and is called 'Little Helpers'. How dang cute are these wee critters with Santa?!

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My card design is really CAS as it's such a busy stamp, with loads to draw the eye in, I didn't want to swamp it with a fussy card design. So I've cut the image out with my Lil' Inkers stitched square die and run a very simple strip of designer paper behind it in a fun harlequin design. I edged the image and designer paper with distress ink. I used my Promarkers to colour the image and added a little Stickles glitter glue here and there, plus some glossy accents on the little candy cane. This joyful little scene was a real pleasure to colour. The sentiment is from Molly Blooms, but don't look too closely, my aim was a bit wonky on this one!

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There's not much else to say about my card. I hope you'll come over to Fab 'n' Funky and join in our Christmas Challenge. It's such a great way to get ahead for the Christmas period! I'm really enjoying the little bursts of Christmas joy each month. It helps that it's the heart of Winter here in New Zealand and crispy cold. So feels a little more authentic after 13 years of Christmas in London! 

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Well, my pillow is calling, so I'm off to bed now. Wintery Kiwi hugs to you all, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Inky Impressions Challenge: #165 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge: #122 ~ Suitable for a Child/Baby
Deep Ocean Challenge: #80 ~ Fav' Colour Combo - Red, Cream & Green for Xmas
Divas By Design: Favourite Stamp - LOVE Sugar Nellie stamps - they're so enchanting. This recent Xmas stamp is a new love and I know will be a feature of Xmas cards this year.
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Die & Why - I LOVE these stitched border dies. I think machine stitching looks so fabulous on cards, but don't always have time to get my machine out, so for me, these Lil' Inkers stitched edge dies are fantastic! I like the MFT ones too, but the Lil' Inkers are my fav's.


Update: I WON the Divas By Design Challenge! Woop woop.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Sugar Nellie Christmas Fairy

A super quick post from me today, as I want to catch the last Sugar Bowl Challenge before it closes. So sad that they're going to close the Sugar Bowl challenge for a little while. But I've just had some new stamps arrive from their latest release today and I'm super excited about inking those up! Didn't arrive soon enough to ink up for this challenge though. So here's a sweet Christmas Fairy from their Return to Winter Wonderland release. The stamp's called 'Hey Little Birdie'. The rest of this set is equally gorgeous, so check them out if you've not yet discovered the Sugar Nellie fairies.

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My card is a CAS design, with green flat back pearls and that's about it! I added some Marvy Snow Marker to the jacket and boots and stickles to the wings. The birdie I coloured as a robin. Miss those lil' guys, they were such a joyful site in our garden in England. The image was coloured in Promarkers as usual.

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I've used a spotty designer paper behind the image and matted it with green, but otherwise it's CAS as it comes! I've another very similar one coming up too. I was kinda on a roll! Check that out in the next couple of days. But that's all for tonight. Wintery Kiwi hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafts & Me Challenge: #149 ~ Add Wings
Inky Impressions Challenge: #165 ~ Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl: #116 ~ Anything 'Sugar Nellie' Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge: #122 ~ Suitable for a Child/Baby
Completely Christmas Challenge Blog: #17 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: Christmas Fairies (Sugar Nellie - My Fav's!)
Deep Ocean Challenge: # 80 ~ Fav' Colour Combo (Red/Cream/Green on Xmas cards!)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: I Ought To Use This More (Love this Marvy Snow Pen, but hardly ever use it! So I've gone a little OTT on this one above on her jackets and boots! LOL.)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Post Pals

I recently came across a post on one of my lovely crafty pals Pops Morfitt blog, which introduced me to the wonderful Post Pals initiative. This initiative sees poorly kids receive happy mail to cheer them while they are in hospital or during prolonged illness. It's such an inspired idea and a wonderful reason to get crafty. Add to this the support of talented artist Claire Keay, who sees the benefit of this for the kids and has offered to lend her talents to the cause and you have a wonderful combination of talent and need. You can read all about the support that Claire has offered this cause on her Jellypark Blog.

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I visited the Post Pals site, found a young patient I was drawn to create for and have sent off my first Post Pals letter. I don't think what I have to say is that important really, I don't know this little person at all. So rather than write inside the card, as if I had a clue what they are going through and risk saying the wrong thing, I turned it into a sketch book. I added in several white blank pages, sewed them down the spine and then glued them along the back page to insert into the card. It could be used by this young patient to draw in, or as a scrapbook. Hopefully it will help fill boring 'waiting to be seen' outpatient moments. I did of course add a little note to accompany it.

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Here's a close up of the lovely image drawn by Claire, with the cutest little sock monkey! I really loved this when I saw it, as my daughter Georgie has a similar sock monkey she was given by one of her Aunty's when she was small and it's very beloved. I actually coloured up the image with my promarkers before choosing my papers and had done the monkey in different colours. But when hunting for a good paper match, I found this fabulous Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills stripey paper and thought that would be a great fit. I had actually used yellow where you now see the orange, but changed it when I found the paper as the rest of the colours I'd used were such a brilliant match. It's fabulous how easy this was to do with Promarkers.

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I made the XO (kiss, hug) sentiment with the offcuts from the Whiff of Joy 'XOXO' border die I used. I didn't want to put 'get well soon' or any other well intended message, if this wee poppet was never likely to get well, so stuck with this simple message of caring. There's not much visible of the border strip itself, but I wanted to add something more than just the image. I needed to keep the card 'flat' so it was easy to post internationally and would be easier to carry around as a sketch-book too. I added some pretty white cotton lace underneath the diecut area as a simple 'flat' embellishment. I used the Whiff of Joy 'Notebook' border die along the left of the image.

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I used a pretty Memory Box die with butterflies to add the detail down the side of the image. I rolled glue onto the matt paper behind the image, sprinkled with glitter and then added the image over it. So the butterflies have a wonderful sparkly finish just to make them really pop off the page.

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Here's a close-up of the monkey in the image and below is my daughter Georgie's sock monkey - Clementine. A very cute pair I think!

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Before having my kiddos, I was a paediatric nurse for many years, so I know how tedious those hours can be for young kids, waiting to be seen by the doctors or just passing the time in hospital. So if I can bring some joy and relief for one or two of these kiddos through Post Pals, I will feel I have done something positive with my crafting this year. My thanks to both Pops for the initial introduction and to Claire Keay for the use of this wonderful Jellypark artwork she has so generously made available for the cause.

Thanks for popping in on my blog today. I hope you've had a great weekend. Do pop on over to Jellypark and see what they are doing for Post Pals. I'll be back again soon with some DT posts. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
A Little Bit Crafty: Child's Play
Sister Act Card Challenge: #62 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: You Gotta Have Friends

Monday, 16 June 2014

Dream Valley - Monochrome

The days roll by so fast lately. I've never enough hours in the day, especially for my favourite things, like crafting and snuggling on the couch watching a movie. Here we are again, ready for a new challenge at Dream Valley and our theme this time is 'Monochrome'. We're looking for all your fantastic makes featuring shades of one colour. The DT have been hard at work putting together their fantastic creations and I've chosen to use a nativity scene for my make. When I first saw this card, I thought it would be so lovely to ink it up in shades of hessian and straw, as I imagine these were the sort of colours and fabrics that would have been around in those days, certainly for those not in the affluent crowd. So I had fun coming up with a monochrome theme, which hinted at the lowly surrounds this birth really would have seen. 

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I've used my Promarkers to ink up this gorgeous stamp, which comes from Wild Rose Studio. I've used a few Flexmarkers too, such as the spots on the wee lamby which I used my Antique White Flexmarker for. It doesn't show so well here, as so much of the colouring is very subtle. But I'll show a pic later, which is in a different light, that better shows this. All done with varying shades of brown markers with the sneaky addition of a gold for the star. I figure this is vaguely still part of the same colour family right?

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This sweet nativity scene deserved a special sentiment, but the one I wanted to use, was too large for the front. So I made an insert page, which I glued from the bottom, so that the top flap would be free. I inked the sentiment on that top flap, which left the inside free to write on. I just love this sentiment. It's from Stampendous and after seeing a few makes on my crafty buddy Nic's blog, using this companies fabulous stamps, I had a little spend up. This stamp and the Santa socks one, I just LOVE! Thanks Nic for the introduction. 

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I used Kraft card as the base and twine rather than ribbon to embellish, to keep the look rustic and in keeping with the monochrome theme. I do love the finish of this wee card, it's a shame it hasn't come up well in the photos. Sweet, clean and simple in it's truest form. Here's a closer look at the image below, to pick up some of those lighter details, I rolled back the contrast, so the white paper looks a bit blue, sorry.

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Well, that's all there is to say about my monochrome make. Come on over to Dream Valley and join in our current challenge. Do check out the amazing creations from the rest of the DT while you're there. We love it when you let us know what you think of our creations. Have a fabulous week and thanks for popping in to see me! Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Card Mania Challenge: #49 ~ Babies
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
TSC Challenge Blog: #33 ~ Anything Goes
Art By Miran Challenge: #8 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #61 ~ Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge: #39 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: #181 ~ Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog: #107 ~ Clean & Simple
Fairytale Stampers: #40 ~ Brown + One Colour (Kraft/Brown + Gold)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dirt Bikin' Dude

A quick share tonight of a male birthday card I made using a fantastic Kenny K image. I made this for a very talented young man who is making his way up in the dirt biking world. He's the son of our lovely Australian friends now living in the US. This image was so utterly perfect for him! 

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I do struggle with 'boy' makes, unless they're really young, it's got to be funky and embellishment light! So I went for a fab blackboard sentiment from a gorgeous scrapbook kit and washi tape. I have stacks of washi tape and very rarely use it. I really need to do so more, because this stuff is awesome! It fit my really simple idea just perfectly.

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The card design is very CAS so I kept the colouring that way too, shying away from trying to add a path underneath the bike, but I did add some blobs of dirt to the tyres, which I think looks really cool. I was so pleased with how that came out. 

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The image has of course been inked with my fabulous Promarkers. I used just about every grey promarker I own on this to get all the different metallic effects. Pretty happy with it too. Love the flames on the helmet too, soooooooo fun to colour!

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The fabulous sentiment set comes from the talents of Julie Billingsley via the Sweet Shoppe, one of my favourite places for gorgeous scrapbook papers and digital embellies. Check them out for some fabulous scrapbook kits and papers.

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Well that's me for tonight. I'll be back again Monday with my Dream Valley DT card, so watch this space. Hope you're all enjoying fabulous weekends. I'm nursing a sore throat and enjoying catching up on my crafty pals blogs. Hugs to you all, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Cute Card Thursday: #325 ~ So Macho
MilkCoffee Challenge: For a Dad/Special Male Challenge
KennyK's Krafty Krew: #173 ~ Anything Goes & Blog Hop
Passion For Promarkers: #251 ~ One For The Boys/Men
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge: #107 ~ CAS - Clean & Simple
Crafty Creations Challenges: #265 ~ Tic Tac Toe (Bike Wheels-Circles, Masculine, Digital Image)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Mermaid Wishes & Butterfly Kisses

I have a birthday card to share today, that I've been working on since before we moved house. I got halfway through and then we had to pack everything away, including my sewing machine. I finally set it back up again last week, and so I pulled this project back out and got sewing up my layers. I do so love the look of sewing on cards and wish I did it more, but I don't have a set spot for my machine, so it's down to when I can be bothered setting it up for a short burst of use. But I'm so glad I did it for this card. I think it really finishes this simple design off so nicely. 

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I've used two doilies in this card. A large square one as the base layer, which is just slightly larger than the 8x8 base of the card and a smaller circular one behind the image. I do love old fashioned paper doilies for that quick easy touch. My last Christmas in the UK my baby sis sent me some utterly gorgeous embellishments from Michaels in the States and these lovely glittery paper blooms were amongst those. I found two that were a great match for the paper layers and added a pink sparkly gem to the centre, which was more the colour of the lilies, so tied in all the colours nicely with the addition of a green dienamics flourish. I would have added a couple more of these, but this was the only one I had left from a previous project in this colour, so one it was! The butterfly is from a set I had in my stash from one of my favourite magazines. I do so love the cover gifts you get with these mags and I do use them, often!

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I've added some liquid pearls to the stamen tops on the lilies and used a Letraset metallic marker in pink on the gems in the mermaids hair. I used a metallic gold on her bangles. I coloured the rest of this sweet image in using my Promarkers, which I've loved ever since I bought my first. I'm so happy with these pens and the finish I get with them. I still have loads to learn about colouring with them, but art like life, is a journey right?

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So are you wondering where this gorgeous mermaid is from? She is from a small company in Scotland called Funky Kits from their Sugar Nellie range. I LOVE these stamps. They are full of the most enchanting, gorgeous images and offer a mix of rubber and digital. If you haven't discovered Sugar Nellie stamps from Funky Kits, get your patooties over there. You won't regret it. Karen has an eye for choosing stamp ranges with sweetness and charm and I'm happy to say, that my all time favourite stamps have come from Funky Kit's Sugar Nellie collection. This enchanting mermaid is called Water Lily and is my favourite from the Under the Sea collection of Sugar Nellie stamps.

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Finally just a closer look at the sentiment on this card, which comes from a sweet Lili of the Valley Inspirational Sentiments set. I didn't want to ink it in black or brown as the look was so soft for this card, so I chose a 'barely there' blue. It doesn't show up well in the pics, but it's a soft subtle perfect finish in reality. The final touch on the card was some lilac pearls in two opposing corners.

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Thanks for popping in to visit today. I love it when you do! I'll have another post very soon, so come on back. Hope you're having a great weekend. I've been struck down by a sore throat lurgy, so I'm hibernating. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Girls Challenges: #20 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #61 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: June ~ Petals & Pearls
Crafts & Me Challenge: #149 ~ Add Wings (Butterfly)
Deep Ocean Challenge: Inspired by a Song (My Sunny Sailor Boy)
Crafty Creations Challenge: #265 ~ Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Two Layers, Circles)
Crafting Musketeers Challenge: #14 Stamped Image (Sugar Nellie rubber stamp)
The Sugar Bowl: Anything Sugar Nellie Goes (So gutted this is the last challenge!)
A Creative Romance: Anything Goes Birthday Challenge (Option of Happy Birthday)
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge: #72 ~ Tic Tac Toe (Pink-Green, Die-Cut, Birthday + Pearls, Summer, Flowers and Sentiment. Almost a full board!)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

You Know Too Much!

I've a tongue in cheek card to share with you tonight. This is my DT card for the current Fab 'n' Funky Challenge. We have a great sponsor this week, the fun and fabulous Bugaboo Digistamps. They have some super fun, super cheeky digistamps and I really enjoyed working with the one I used for my card. It's called 'Make it Snappy - Friends'. My lovely team mate Shirley is hosting the challenge this week and has chosen a brilliant theme since we had such fun stamps to work with - 'Laughter is the Best Medicine'. So we're looking for fun, frivolous, cheeky, funny cards this challenge.

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I coloured this fun image up with my Promarkers, then wet embossed the blonde's necklace with some White Opal Liquid Pearls and Waterfall Stickles and used Diamond Stickles on the Brunette's. Looking at this pic now, I'm wondering why I haven't added Glossy Accents to the glasses. I think I'll have to do that before popping it in the post to my pal. I had grand schemes and ideas of fussy cutting the image and laying it over some 'wallpaper' like paper to fill the background, but I chose such a detailed paper and embellishment, that I stuck with a simple pale blue edge around the image. It's not overly clear here, but it does help the image 'pop off the page' in reality.

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I liked the way the image frame, made it look like it was a polaroid, so I used this when making the design choices for the card. I went for a fun paper that had lots of travel related sayings over it and the bright colours picked up the colours I'd used in the image. I found a great page that had film strip type images, and cut that into strips to add a bit of detail. I'm not sure that the film strip paper is quite right for the backing paper, but I had an idea in my head and no other way of creating it. I think I'll be hunting down a 'filmstrip die' after this, as I think that would have worked better.

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I added a computer generated sentiment to my card. I'd seen something similar to this sentiment somewhere before, but couldn't find any digistamps using it, so I just typed it up using a handwriting font and added it using 'Word' over the image, so it would appear under the picture. I think my Swedish pal (who this will be posted to) will get a giggle from this and she might even forgive my clashing papers if I'm lucky too!

I hope you'll join us with our fun 'Laughter is the Best Medicine' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. I'm so keen to see what you all get up to. Do check out the hilarious stamps that Bugaboo our sponsors have on offer, they have a great range of humorous ones. Thanks for popping in today. I hope you have an awesome day and I'll see you again really soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Sister Act Card Challenge: #60 ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss: #239 ~ Embossing (Wet embossing on necklaces)
Crafty Catz Challenge: #234 ~ Inspired By A Song - (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
Deep Ocean Challenge: #79 ~ Inspired By A Song - (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Embossing Technique & Why (I love to wet emboss. I use this on just about every card I make. From adding shine to glasses with Glossy Accents, to sparkle on wings with Stickles, or bling with Liquid Pearls. Wet embossing is by far my favourite.)

Heart of a Mermaid

I am blessed to be from a large family. I have two brothers and four sisters I love to bits. One of my sisters reminds me of a mermaid. She always has. She has an affinity for the sea, for water and all things nautical. She was fortunate to inherit the Scandinavian genes in our family and has amazing mermaid-like long Scandinavian blonde hair. So often when I'm thinking of making up a card for her, I tend to favour the nautical themes in my creations. That or something to do with photography! She's actually a professional photographer, so occasionally I'll create a card with that in mind. This year for her birthday however, I really wanted to colour up this gorgeous Hannah Lynn image from Crafts and Me. They have some utterly stunning images of Hannah's and this has been in my collection far too long to have never seen ink. It turned out better than I'd envisioned and after trying to ink this beautiful mermaid up in blonde and failing terribly, she became a fabulous redhead! I think she turned out far better this way. My hair colouring still has a very long way to go, but even so, I'm really pleased with this creation. I even managed to sneak in a 'scale effect' on the hip of her tail.

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The backing paper I've had in my stash since my earliest days crafting. I bought it in London from the craft department in Lakeland. I don't think they have one any more, but there was a time, they had quite a lovely selection of crafty goodies and this was a beautiful 8x8 pad with such sweet sentiments. Lakeland was my craft supplier in those early crafty days while I was finding my way in the craft world. This was my favourite paper from there and the sentiment is perfect for my beautiful sis. She has such a huge heart and is such a generous soul, this epitomises how I feel about having her in my life.

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I used seashells to embellish this card, which were collected from our family beach up North which is a place my sister loves, so is a bit extra special to include those on her card. I also used some lovely silver organza ribbon which I tied using Jak Heath's double bow technique. The organza flower is a Prima flower as is the spray of smaller blue flowers. The green roses and heart pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The doily I hoped would subtly mimic the fabled mermaids clam and the muslin added a 'sea-net' quality to the card, all adding to the nautical feel.

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Well that's all for today, I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog today. I'll be back very soon with my DT card for Fab 'n' Funky, so watch this space. Have an awesome day. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Card Mania Challenge: #48 ~ Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge: #60 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: June ~ Petals & Pearls
The Squirrel & The Fox Challenge: #70 ~ Let's Hear It For The Girls
A Creative Romance: Anything Goes with the option of 'Happy Birthday'
Just For Fun Challenge: Here Comes Summer (Summer Mermaid Spotting)
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #72 ~ Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, Flowers, Sentiment)

Monday, 2 June 2014

Dream Valley Baby

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley and I've been inspired by our wonderful sponsors Freckled Fawn, to use some washi tape in my creation. I made this for my cousin who's recently had a baby girl. I wanted to embellish the gift box I was using for their sweet baby girls present and had just been given a gorgeous gift from one of my sisters as a late birthday present, which included this utterly delish washi tape by My Mind's Eye from their Chalk Studio range. Around the same time, I received a parcel of gorgeous embellishments from Flourish with a Bling, so pulling a few threads together with these things as my starting point I managed to embellish the box I think rather gorgeously, for my cousin's baby girl.

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The box I used was one I had in my stash from when Zac was a baby. It came with a lovely angora knit set from the White Company in London. It was in great condition and being the avid recycler I am, I had kept it to use for just such an event as this. It has a lovely clear window in the lid, which you can see through to the contents. I had found some gorgeous black satin baby mary jane's for my cousins wee girl, which I thought would look so cute through this window. But when I popped them in there, I was really underwhelmed with the finish on the box. So I decided to embellish, and embellish I did. Starting with the gorgeous washi tape my sister had given me, trimming it to fit around the edge and mitering the corners to fit nicely. I had some sweet pink cotton lace in my stash which I've had for the longest time, and I pull out only occasionally for those special makes. This was a perfect colour match to the pink in the washi tape and happily a great match for the lovely pink fabric flower from Flourish with a Bling. I was really chuffed to put that new purchase straight to use!

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I cut a pretty tag from shimmery white card using my Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag die and stamped a lovely Lili of the Valley sentiment onto the tag. I used a narrow picot edged pink ribbon to tie on the tag and a sweet small gingham ribbon to add to the lower right edge of the box for balance.

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This final pic shows the sweet little mary jane's in the box ready to give. I really was happy with how this little creation came together. So simple and yet so striking and will make a really lovely 'keepsake box' for those little bits and pieces like baby's hospital bracelet and lock of hair. All those little things new mums can't bear to part with. Well that's all from me today. Do come on over to the Dream Valley Challenge to see what my talented team mates have been up to and join in our 'Baby Challenge'. We'd love to see what you create. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
A Little Bit Crafty: Child's Play
MilkCoffee Challenge: Anything But A Card
Crafty Catz Challenge: #233 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge: #120 ~ Use Felt or Fabric
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge: #174 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox Challenge: #70 ~ Let's Hear It For The Girls

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