Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Fab 'n' Funky - Beads

It's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and this week, we are helping you get on with your Christmas makes! I know, I know, I said the 'C' word, but it sneaks up on us right? So we have a mission at Fab 'n' Funky to help you towards completion of your Christmas cards without the last minute mad dash by hosting a Christmas challenge at the end of every month. Clever eh?!

My lovely new teamie Zora is our hostess for this challenge so she has the pleasure of picking the Top 5. We have a gorgeous line up of Design Team cards to inspire you too, so pop over to the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog and feast your eyes.

We have an exciting new sponsor for this challenge. See if you can spot the beads used by the DT in our creations in honour of this. They have some gorgeous beads and other lovely embellies on their blog, so do check out their fabulous website.

Here's my offering for the challenge. I think I misunderstood our brief on the DT blog, as I thought we weren't supposed to use an image, but that wasn't the case at all, so my teamies have used some gorgeous ones. I however, am not at all unhappy with how my card turned out, as I tried something a little different, stepped out of my comfort zone and actually, I love how it came together. I've used a bead on my card too, can you spot it?


The card came together from some interesting situations. I used a lovely Christmas paper from an Echo Park paper pad called This & That - Christmas, designed by Lori Whitlock. There was a punch hole through the middle of the top of the page, so I turned the page upside down and added the little red daisy lace to cover this hole which I think worked quite well. Then I realised I had run out of my middle size doilies and was wondering what I was going to do to fill that central space. I played for a little while with a much larger doily toying with using it behind the paper and then I looked closer at the centre of the doily and noticed that it was the perfect size for what I'd first envisioned. So I just trimmed away the outer edge and I must say, it's not as 'lacy' as doilies usually are, but I'm so pleased with that little innovation. I used a tiny felt doily behind the gardenia, it's just lovely and came from a magazine cover gift. I can't find the packet now, to source it, so will update when I do.

PicMonkey Collage

Creating a card that didn't have an image was a challenge for me, but I really enjoyed creating this one and when it came to finishing the card, I had a definite look and idea in mind. I have had this cute little tin full of gorgeous 'Greengate' tags for a long while and I really wanted to use one of the tags on this card. Alone it didn't work, but with the addition of the 'LOVE' tag from a Papermania 'Home for Christmas' Toppers & Tags Set, I think it works perfectly. I needed to tie in the Kraft colour more though, so I added a lovely beige gingham ribbon, some cotton lace and used some looped twine behind the Wild Orchid Craft red gardenia to bring all the threads together. I'm really happy with this look, but if you want to see this twine loops technique done properly, you need to visit my old teamie from Dream Valley - Macarena - who is an utter master with this technique. I drew my inspiration from her beautiful creations. Thank you Macarena for inspiring me with your stunning creations.

That's it for today folks. I hope you'll come on over to the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge and join in the fun for our Christmas challenge. I'll be back again soon with my latest crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafting From The Heart: #57 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge: #143 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #103 ~ Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap Challenge: #43 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #308 ~ Bring On The Bling (Pearl, lace, charm)
Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge: Twinkle Twinkle (pearl & charm)

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Sweet Stampin' - I Can Sing A Rainbow

It's time for a new challenge over on the Sweet Stampin' blog and this week, we have a gorgeous challenge theme - 'I Can Sing A Rainbow'. So all the Design Team have been having a fun time making fabulous joyful 'Rainbow' inspired creations. Our wonderful sponsor this week is one of my favourite stores for paper flowers. They have a gorgeous selection of mulberry paper flowers and other embellishments, so our lucky winner is going to be spoilt for choice!

Wild Orchid Crafts

I've had a hugely busy week, so I left my make a little late to get started, but I was glad I did in the end, as I had a gorgeous late birthday lunch with a dear friend on Friday and she gave me the most divine tea cup as a present, wrapped in this stunning rainbow paper. So of course you know where my brain went! I just HAD to recycle this beautiful wrapping paper and use it to put together my DT creation. The paper is divine and I tried so many different ways to incorporate it into the theme. I tried make a card, using it as background paper, but the best bits got covered by the images I was trying to pair with it. It just wasn't working at all! So I took a break, and came back with a new idea - a decorated treat box. The paper lent itself really well to this idea and I chose not to use an image so that the pretty paper remained uncovered. 

This pic shows the full wrapping paper before I cut it up.

Sweet Stampin' is of course a 'stamping' challenge however, so I needed to bring in this aspect of creativity, so I used some really lovely Lili of the Valley mini tag stamps from a set called 'Le Jardin' and stamped them onto areas of the pretty rainbow paper that were less busy, which worked really well. I didn't embellish the sides with paper as it would restrict the movement of the handle, rather hanging the tags from the sides to create the splashes of colour I wanted there.


I cut a circle from a section of the paper which had lots of splashes of rainbow colour and stuck it to another circle of orange card to be the base for the silver rosette that I used on top of the box and then added the Magnolia sentiment that I'd stamped on the rainbow paper and backed with white card, which also has the same sentiment stamped on it.


I cut the front and back paper panels from areas of the paper that had equally dense splashes of vibrant rainbow colours to be the feature panels on the front and back of the box. You get a sense of the complete creation with this next pic.

PicMonkey Collage TreatBox

I used the silver cord that my gorgeous present from my lovely friend had been wrapped with, to tie the box up. I ran the cord through two points on the silver rosette and the backing circles and added the sentiment tag. A simple bow on the side tied up the gift box nicely. Here's a pic of my utterly gorgeous teacup that my sweet friend gave me for my birthday. It's stunning, don't you think?

I hope you'll pop over to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and see what my madly talented teamies have been up to also. There's no shortage of stunning rainbow makes there to inspire you. We'd love you to join in the fun with your own rainbow inspired creation, so do come and join us. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Until then, I wish you 'Rainbows & Sunshine'. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Party Time Tuesdays: #197 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge: #143 ~ Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge: #224 ~ Use Spooled Items
Cute Card Thursday: #370 ~ Clean & Simple (Very quick, CAS gift box make)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Clean & Simple (This looks 'busy' because of the paper, but actually, it was a very CAS gift box creation.)

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Birthday Girl Surprise

My post tonight is to share the card I made for my lil' sister's birthday. We had a lovely surprise afternoon tea for her yesterday, on her actual birthday and I gave her this card along with a couple of lovely pressies. This sis has lived in and visited lots of different countries in her life, so I thought it might be fun to create a card that was a hat tip to this citizen of the world.


I have some gorgeous new stash courtesy of the lovely Jody from Spiegelmom Scraps, so I had fun using some fabulous new pieces on this card. The pretty paper doily, the tag and the wooden sentiments are all from Spiegelmom Scraps. If you've not heard of this store before, go check out Jody's Etsy Store. She has some really fabulous stuff. Keep an eye out for the blog hop that is coming up in a couple of weeks too in celebration of National Scrapbook Day. The Southern Girls Design Team has been invited to join along with the Spiegelmom Scraps Design Team to do a combined blog hop over two days - May 2nd & 3rd. So bookmark that date and be sure to come join us for some fun and fabulous prizes! Here's a special discount code you can use now until the end of May for Jody's Etsy Store, so go get shopping! 'NSD15'

Back to my card, I used a stamp set I've had for a while, which has fantastic postmarks from around the world from a Whimsy set called Vintage Travel Postage Stamps. I used Desert Sand Memento Ink so that the images would be background and not take away from the main image.

This sassy and gorgeous image is a Kenny K image called 'All That'. I bought this a while ago, always intending to use it for this sis, as she looks fab in hats and has one just like this one. Something about this image, has always reminded me of her. 


I've used another page from the lovely Craftwork Cards Paper Set Postcards From Paris to decorate the inside of the card and paper pieced one of the larger Eiffel Towers which I'd trimmed off the side when cutting to size, and added it over the notes area. I've distressed all the papers in this creation to bring a more shabby chic feel and left the Kraft card base showing at the edges. I was trying something a little different with this, I've used a card shape and paper layout I use often for my more CAS card designs, but wanted to use a slightly more 'shabby chic' finish with the embellishments, so it's a cross of the two styles really. Not sure if I nailed it, but I do like the card, so I'm happy with it as is.


The tag is from Spiegelmoms Scraps as I mentioned above, which I then used a lovely background stamp from Lili of the Valley to create the Parisian background design and then another Lili of the Valley sentiment set I inked over the top for the birthday message. The seam binding is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the blue satin ribbon is from my stash.


Thanks for popping in today. It's always lovely to have a visit. I'll be busy making my next DT creation today, so pop back again soon for that. Let me know you've been and I'll come visit you too. Hugs, Wends xxxx

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #275 ~ It's A Girl Thing
Passion For Promarkers: #292 ~ Tag You're It
I Love Promarkers: #265 ~ Many Happy Returns
Scribble & Scrap Challenge: #42 ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #104 ~ Let's Get Krafty!
Moving Along With The Times: Anything But A Square Card
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #82 ~ Colour An Image
Kenny K Challenge: #193 ~ Flower Power (Mine are on the paper on the 'inside' of the card)

Update: So delighted to have made 'Top 5' at Passion For Promarkers!

Second Update: I've made the 'Top 3' at Kenny K's Krafty Krew! Woop woop, what an honour!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Fab 'n' Funky - Masculine

Hi folks, here it is hump day, which means it's the middle of the week and we're on the way to the weekend - woohoo! But it also means, it's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, even bigger woohoo!! Our lovely Chris is hosting the challenge this week and she's chosen a fab theme for us this time. She'd like to see all your 'Masculine' makes. Now don't moan, we all have fella's in our lives. I have a little fella, who is very soon going to be turning 5. So when this challenge came up, I spotted a gorgeous SVG cut from our fabulous sponsors 'The Doodle Pantry' and just knew that was what I wanted to work with for this challenge. 


How dang cute are those dungarees?! You know they made me think of Zac's lil' Minions straight away, so I had to add a couple of them in for the photo shoot. 


I kept the design very simple, I just stuck the PDF template onto orange card and cut around it, so that the orange would show through as the background colour. I don't own a fancy diecutter, so it was hand cutting for me, but happily the SVG set came with a PDF version for handcutting. I used two sparkly orange brads to fix the dungaree straps in place. Then I stuck on the pocket taking care to only glue the lower three edges, so I could tuck a little 'Happy Birthday' tag in there. I had the little tag already made up from a previous creation, so I just used my bright orange Promarker over the Kraft paper to give it the right shade for this creation. I also used my Storm Blue Flexmarker to ink the string, as I wanted it blue for this make. I then added a little metal wrench just to complete the look.

PicMonkey Collage Minion

The top sentiment is from a Little Darlings Friendship sentiment stamp set and the bottom sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. I had to stamp the LOTV one in two passes as it was on one line initially, but I wanted the words on separate lines. Not a perfect job, this really shows how fab clear stamps are when doing things like this! I don't see the LOTV stamp on their site any more, so I think they've retired it.

I'll be tucking this little Treat Box away in the cupboard now until Zac's 5th birthday. (Though I'll give the wee man his Easter eggs back!) I'll be filling this with some birthday treats for my lil' guy. His birthday is coming up faster than I'd like!! He's so sweet right now, I just want to bottle him!! He'll be my big school boy in only a few weeks, suffice to say there'll be tears in my coffee on his first day!

Thanks for popping in today. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, but in the meantime, stop on over at the Fab 'n' Funky blog and get your fill of inspiration from my fabby DT pals. Come join our fun 'Masculine' challenge too. It's a great reason to get on with your crafty makes for the boys in your life.

Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
ABC Challenges: H is for Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly: Words, Words, Words
Cutie Pie Challenge: #86 ~ All About The Boys
The Crafting Musketeers: #24 ~ It's a Man's World
Simon Says Monday Challenge: In The Middle (The cutest dungarees in the middle!)
613 Avenue Create: #119 ~ Create Your Challenge (Shaped, Birthday, Cutting Stencil)
Passion For Promarkers: #292 ~ Tag You're It (Tag coloured with Promarker and String with Flexmarker)

Monday, 13 April 2015

Gorgeous Mama - Baby Journal

I have a quick share today, of a baby journal I made for one of my best pals. She's due to give birth very soon and we had her baby shower yesterday. So I wanted to make something special and yet useful for her. I loved having my baby journal in the early baby days. I could never keep track of things the midwife said, or which side I'd fed from last etc. So I found mine invaluable. Though this is a much nicer journal than mine was! So I hope my pal enjoys using it.

I've used a stunning Saturated Canary image for this journal, and I inked the image up to look like my stunning pal with all her gorgeous dark locks. I've gone for a blue as the background colour rather than shades of grey, as I really love this contrast on black hair. I'm no artist, so I don't have a good grasp on light and shade, but was pleased with the outcome of this colouring adventure. I had done her skirt in brown first, but when I opted to use the green photo corner, rather than a pink one (it looked too wishy washy with the pink), I decided to balance this by making her skirt green too. So it's a little patchy because it had so much ink thrown at it!


I love the plain Kraft notebook, it's fab to work with as a base and it's fab that it has the little pen attached already. So I kept the edges of the notebook showing to tie in the colour and used Kraft embellishments again to draw in the base. I've used a Magnolia heart swirl on the edge of the image twice. I inked the edges first with a chalk ink Colorbox Cat's Eye in Chestnut Roan. I kept the embellishments to a minimum as you don't want things that stick out or can get tangled when you're using a journal. So flat embellishments are best.

PicMonkey Collage3

I added a sentiment on the inside cover of the journal and the back cover of the journal just to finish and personalise the creation. It worked well to add them straight to the Kraft base of the journal. The Baby Shower sentiment is from Magnolia and the Smallest Wonders one is from a bargain bin at Ally Pally Craft Fair. You can see a close up of both above.

PicMonkey Collage Book

The papers are First Edition papers from a set called Desert Blooms. I love their embossed pages, with the sparkle and sheen they add to the creation. I used another paper from the same set to be the mat and central panel on the journal. I finished the diary with a cool La La Land die which I also inked the edges of with the Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink before adding to the base of the journal. I bought this recently in the La La Land sale and I LOVE it!


Well that's it from me today. I need to get the chook in the oven, so I'll finish here. Thanks for popping in on my blog today. I'll catch you again soon with another DT adventure. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafts & Me: #155 ~ Photo Inspiration
Scribble & Scrap: #42 ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: #197 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #274 ~ 2 or More Patterned Papers
Dream Valley: Let's Get Crafty (Hi Girls - wave x)
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April ~ Add A Sentiment
Papertake Weekly: Words, Words, Words (3 sets of sentiments in this creation)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: In The Middle (of her pregnancy!) I also snuck some LOTV baby sentiments into the middle of the diary as a sweet surprise. The one's I used can be found here & here.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Sweet Stampin' - Cards for Children

Wow this week has shot by in such a hurry. It's time again already for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. We've a gorgeous theme for you this week. It's to 'Make a Card for a Child'. Which actually was perfectly timed for me, as one of my cousins has just had a baby boy, so I made a card for this new little fella in our lives. Our lucky winner of this weeks challenge is in for a treat, as we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps. I love their images, they're fab.


I've used a sweet stamp I've had in my stash for quite some time for this challenge. It's never before seen ink. So it was really nice to pull it out for this make. The character is called Toby Fox and is illustrated by Lee Holland for DoCrafts. There was a wonderful series a while back with lots of gorgeous Woodland Folks characters, but they sadly seem to be out of stock now.

PicMonkey CollageFoxy

The lovely sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the cute paper is a digital paper from PrettyGrafikDesigns. I really love their sweet images for kids. The papers are super cute, so when I decided I was going to use Toby Fox, these papers sprang to mind immediately. I really wanted to use a cute toadstool die I bought recently from Joanna Sheen with this make, but I couldn't find it anywhere, which means it's in a pile of stash on my desk and that's a mountain to climb another day. So I finished the card instead, with a little heart I inked to match the papers.


I've kept this quite CAS, as I really didn't want to cover too much of the gorgeous paper. I loved it so much, that I decorated the inside too. I don't do this too often as I usually don't have the time, but I used another sweet sentiment I had in my stash from a bargain bin at the Ally Pally Craft Fair, which I think finishes this new baby card just perfectly. Apologies for the faded colour in this photo. It is green like the main picture, but for some reason, it's lost it's depth of colour in this pic, but you get the idea. 


Well I need to dash now. My baby sis is coming for dinner, so I'd better get cracking. I'm busy working on a baby diary right now for my one of my best mates whose baby shower is tomorrow, so it's going to be a full night! LOL. Fly by the seat of my pants girl, as always! Do stop by the Sweet Stampin' challenge and check out the other fabulous cards my teamies have made. I'm in awe of these girlies. They're a super talented crew. So go get your fill of inspiration there. Hugs till next time, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #101 ~ Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge: #86 ~ All About The Boys
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April ~ Add A Sentiment
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge: Anything Goes + DT Call
Simon Says Monday Challenge: A is for 'Animals' & Adorable
Creative Corner Challenge: Cute Critters - Think this kinda fits the theme right? ;)

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Southern Girls - Stars

It's time for a new challenge over on the Southern Girls Challenge blog. We have a fab one for you this time around too. 'Starry Starry Night' is our theme for this challenge, so essentially, we want to see stars! However you interpret this is fine. Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are Lacy Sunshine Stamps and Art by MiRan. I was given a gorgeous stamp by Art by MiRan to use for this challenge called Punkette Peta. She was so fun to colour!

I've had my first go EVER at colouring with distress inks for this make. Even going for an ombré effect on her hair. Now don't look too closely, as there's an obvious mistake near one of her eyes, but apart from making the skin look like she's wearing a really horrid fake tan, I'm actually pretty pleased with my first ever attempt at colouring using Distress Ink Markers. I've still a long way to go, but hey, we have to start somewhere right?


I've patched some cool papers together and faux stitched them to create a 'handmade quilt' kinda feel to the card. I'm really pleased with this as close up the ink stitches are a little ropey, but further away, it's not a bad effect. The base paper is from a Bazzill Basics paper set by Janet Hopkins called Wayfarer. I have a softspot for travel themed papers and these are fabulous! The star paper and the yellow chevrons are two sides of the same page from a My Mind's Eye set. 


I chose a fab 'star themed' uplifting sentiment from CC Designs Amy R Stamps collection called Starry Sentiments for my make. I really love these sentiments and this fit perfectly for my creation. I wanted the sentiment on the base paper to show in addition to the sentiment I inked as I think they work really nicely together. So I angled and placed the image so this would be fully visible. I thought the card needed just a little bit more to balance all the elements, so I diecut a star from my Quickutz dies using the handheld tool and added some Glossy Accents to give it a little shine and dimension. I also used my Quickutz tool to diecut some plain photo corners to finish the top of the card and again tie in all the paper elements. 

PicMonkey Collage Star

Thanks for popping in today to visit. I love it when you do and if I know you've been, I'll be able to visit you in return, so do say hi. Come and join in the fun with our current challenge at Southern Girls too and show us your 'Star makes'. Check out the gorgeous creations the rest of the Design Team have made for this challenge too. They're a talented crew, so you're sure to leave there inspired. 

Catch you again really soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
4 Crafty Chicks: #241 ~ Diecuts
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Art by MiRan Challenge:  #29 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April ~ Add A Sentiment
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #81 ~ Use A Diecut
Loves Rubberstamps Challenges: #146 ~ Anything Goes + DT Call
As You Like It: Favourite Ink - 1st try with DI's, LOVED it! Scared the pants off me though!!
Simon Says Monday Challenge: A is for 'Adolescent', Teenage 'Angst', 'Art my MiRan', 'Amy R Stamps' and 'Achieve Your Goals'

Friday, 3 April 2015

Sugar Nellie Lovely

I am popping in today to share a card I made for one of my DT sisters across the globe. It's her birthday today and I have it on pretty good authority she likes a little bit of Sugar, so I've inked up one of my Sugar Nellie stamps in her honour and it will be winging its way across the globe very soon. I'm late posting, but frankly it's a miracle anything gets done in my craft room lately, so I count it a win that I actually got it made! Happy Birthday Susan, I hope you have a smashing day and this will be with you ASAP!

Here's the gorgeous stamp I've used. It's a retired Sugar Nellie image called Charlotte. I just love this cutie and I think Susan will too. I've gone for red and blue as I also happen to know that Susan isn't a P*#k fan, sorry can't type the word, it's considered a dirty word to my pal! LOL.


I used a sweet banner sentiment from a My Mind's Eye chalkboard set my sis gave me for my last birthday. It just worked really well in this planer layout. The fab DP is from a Persnickety Prints set called Birds of a Feather. It reminds me a lot of Orla Kiely designs which I just love, so I thought it would be fun to use it with this sassy gal image. I've coloured the image with my Promarkers and I'm a little sad her rosy cheeks don't show so well in the pics. My light balance isn't quite right. 

PicMonkey Collage Susan

I've added some red stickles to the shoes, because I just love to do that. Who doesn't want a pair of ruby slippers right? I added a touch to her hairclip too. I had 'hot pink' felt flowers in my kit from a recent magazine cover gift, so I inked them with a little red chalk ink and layered them up with a pink button I also inked red. I used my duck egg Promarker to colour the cream thread blue too.


There you have it. A sassy but sweet Sugar Nellie make, CAS but I think rather lovely, so fingers crossed Susan will too. Thanks for popping in today. I'll be back with another DT make soon, hugs until then, Wends xxxx

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #273 ~ Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl: #123 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #117 ~ Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #81 ~ Use a Diecut
Crafty Creations Challenges: #286 ~ Anything Goes - No Foolin'
Papertake Weekly: Take Your Pick ~ Product Theme = Anything Oval
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday (Happy 6th Birthday guys!)
As You Like It Challenge: Lines or No Lines? (I'm 'lines' all the way, I need boundaries and I like the definition the lines give a creation. I find the no lines too wishy washy. Love how others do it, but it's not for me.)

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Fab 'n' Funky - Lots of Layers

Did you get any good April fools jokes this morning? I played some awesome pranks on the kids, but I swear someone has sped up time this year! The ultimate April Fools. Oh my goodness, where is this year going?!! Time is just rocketing past for me this year. My big girl has just turned 10 years old and soon my baby will be 5! They grow so fast. It takes my breath away.

Now, It's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and this week we're being sponsored by the lovely 'Di's Digis' with their sweet images. The lovely Jools is hosting our challenge this week and she's chosen 'Lots of Layers' as our theme. So I'm sharing my daughter's birthday card which I made using a really fab Tiddly Inks image called Wryn & Mo - Love You Most and some delish Michele Roos Papers.


Georgie is really into wolves at the moment, so I managed to work a 'wolf' into her birthday card. Love the way this came out. I know it's meant to be a fox, but just work with me here. I used warm greys from my Promarkers to turn this wee fox into a wolf and I think he looks rather fab.

PicMonkey Collage Georgie

I used a fab new set of dies for this card which I bought from Simon Says Stamp from a win I had recently. I just love this stitched die set. So many fab bits to it. I used several on this card. The little tag shape, the centre of the flower, the fishtail tab and the stitched rectangle all found their way onto my card. The butterflies were cut from some delish Michele Roos Butterflies & Hummingbirds papers and their wings bent up to make them look like they are in flight. The little parcel is from stash and the glittery paper flower was a gift two Christmases back from my baby sister. Several layers, but still quite a simple card. My style really.


I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created for our 'Lots of Layers' challenge and for my baby girl. Can you believe I first stuck down a '9' when I was making this card? I realised my mistake while the glue was still wet thank goodness, but left a messy splodge in the middle of the '0'. I'm in denial I tell ya. My kiddos are growing up too dang fast!

I hope you'll come and join in our 'Lots of Layers' challenge and share your gorgeous creations with us. Check out the gorgeous stylings of my talented team-mates on the Fab 'n' Funky blog. I'm off to hang out with my hubby for a bit, there's a Poldark to be watched! Catch ya'll later. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
ABC Challenges: G is for 'Go Digital'
I <3 Promarkers: #263 ~ Kids Have Fun
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: March ~ Spring Colours
Allsorts Challenge: #304 ~ Feature a Creature
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #286 ~ Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge: #154 ~ Anything Goes with a Tiddly Inks Image
Loves Rubberstamps: #145 ~ Use Your Favourite Embellishments (Diecuts)

Update: I made Top 3 on the Tiddly Inks Challenge! Thank you ladies for the honour.

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