Friday, April 24, 2015

Under The Weather


I hope you are all having a lovely week.  We have just enjoyed some gorgeous weather here in France.  I am also in the process of party planning.  Its my daughters 6th Birthday party on Sunday and I have lots of crafting and baking to finish off.

Anyway to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is a weather related get well soon card to cheer someone up!

 
I picked the sentiment to go with the weather related challenge.

 
And also some lovely rainbow paper which is from My Time Made Easy.

 
I then finished with a little paper flower.  Everyone loves flowers when they need to feel better.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Seeing Stars with Stampin Up

I recently had a Stampin Up party where the lovely Karen Taylor came to show us some lovely products. 

I decided to buy the star dies.  I like to use stars on my cards as a little added embellishment.  I was buying them on little sticks which was costing a bit and I never used the sticks.  I thought these would do for Christmas and Birthdays.

So I had a little play and here are I few ideas I came up with:


 
I used one sheet of A4 design paper for all three.  The kraft paper came from the inside of a roll of wrapping paper.


 
Then I just played about with the stars using some gold glitter card.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Inspired by Arrow!

I hope you have all had a lovely week.  We are enjoying some gorgeous sunshine at the moment which is great as its the school holidays here in France.
 
Nats challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about the TV show called Arrow.  I have to confess I have never seen it.  Nat loves this show so this was the inspiration for this weeks dare.
 
So the dare is to include an arrow on your card.  Also try to include something else from the show like the colour green, the city skyline or even some comic book hero's.
 
 
I have three arrows on my card! Can you spot them?
I have also used the colour green for the stars.

 
The balloon is a digi stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs and the papers were a free download from a craft magazine but I have forgotten which one.
 
I think I may have to try and watch an episode now just to see what its all about.
 
Don't forget to check out the design teams blogs for more inspiration.
 

Friday, April 10, 2015

I like Pie!!


I completely forgot to wish everyone a Happy Easter last week so I hope you all had a lovely time.  We had a little egg hunt in the garden and went to church on Sunday where my daughter took part in another hunt.

The school holidays have now started here in France and my daughter has 2 weeks off.  I just hope this gorgeous weather continues.

I would also like to say its my Mums Birthday on Sunday so Happy Birthday to you....

So to this weeks dare over at Daring Cardmakers is hosted by Jo and we are asked to use a pie chart or any other mathematical diagram on our cards.  I have gone with a venn diagram.

 
I used two scalloped circles to make the venn diagram as I didn't have any circle dies.

 
Don't forget to stop by the design team blogs for more lovely inspiration.




Friday, April 3, 2015

Elemental Inspiration

Its the first Friday of the month which means its Elemental Inspiration over at Daring Cardmakers. Its Zuzanas turn to host this weeks dare and look at the gorgerous inspiration picture we have this month.


The dare is to choose at least 3 elements from the picture.

 
I have chosen the colours, polka dots, flowers and lace.

 
The image is a stamp set from Paper Sweeties called Make Today Beautiful. I have paper pieced the pot and stamped out 3 flowers and coloured using promakers.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.




Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspired by Nat

 
This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about our lovely Design Team member Nat.
Our host Lythan would like you to hop over to Nats blog and check out her fabulous design style and make a card using her style as your inspiration.
 
 
This was a difficult challenge  Nats style to me seems very clean with a mix of patterns.

 
I have gone with a focal point with the sentiment and die cut border and used 3 very different patterned papers.

 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams blog to check out theire lovely inspiration and also don't forget to check out Nats blog HERE
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Swings and Roundabouts

This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about having a moving element on your card.  This could be something suspended on your card perhaps a charm or some beads.  Or maybe making your card rock from side to side.

So Kathy our host this week would like to see something swinging, twirling or rocking on your card.

 
I have made a little aperture on my card and used a sweet little charm from Do Crafts.

 
I then added a few little stamped clouds

 
The papers I have used are from Do crafts from the Spring Bellissima collection.
The little stamped greeting is from Paper Sweeties called Make Today Beautiful.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Daring Cardmakers Blog to check out the design teams lovely ideas.
 
Happy Crafting and have a great weekend.