Monday, June 27, 2016

On Your Travels

Its challenge time over at Daring Cardmakers.
It's Kathy's turn this week, and to celebrate the start of the holiday season we have a  travel-themed challenge.
On Your Travels
You can take the theme wherever you like - modes of travel. suitcases, places you love, or would love to travel to - its up to you.  So whether you're heading off on a jaunt, day-dreaming about distant shores, or travelling no further than a deckchair in your garden, we'd love you to join in and share your journey with us.
This was the card I made for my Dad for Fathers Day and I picked little boats as he served in the Royal Navy and I love the blue and red together.
This is also the mode of transport I take every time I visit my family in England. 
Have a great week.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Paper Sweeties

After buying the gorgeous papers from Authentique called Infused I had to make another yummy cake themed card.  The papers are just so pretty and slightly textured.

The little cupcake and sentiment are from Paper Sweeties called Sending Sweet Thoughts.

I also included some gold washi tape and a little die cut teapot and cup.  As tea and cake make a great pair.

This is another card for the challenge over at Paper Sweeties June Inspiration Challenge.
This time I was inspired by the stripes, spots, cupcakes and the colours.
Have a great day!!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Mans Best Friend

It's Friday and I can't believe how quick these last few weeks of term are going.  It will be the summer school holidays before I know it.  It's my daughters school fete on Sunday so I have a lot of cupcakes to make this weekend.  I hope you all have something nice planned.

Anyway to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers  is all about MANS BEST FRIEND, whether that be furry, feathery, scaly or finned.

Here is my card.

The digi image is one from Pink Petticoat.  I have added a bit of colour using promarkers and a touch of glitter.  I have kept my card fairly simple and a tiny bit masculine as I am short of these in my card box.

I hope you will stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lets go to the beach

Whilst browsing through my list of challenge blogs I came across City Crafter Challenge Blog and I notice they had the most beautiful inspiration picture for this weeks challenge so I thought I would give it ago as I have not taken part on this blog for such a long time.

I knew I had the perfect papers and I was itching to get them out and start to feel all summery.
The papers, sentiment and digital image are all from Pink Petticoat which sadly is no longer trading but I love them anyway.  Their blog is still up and running and you can check it out HERE.

I inked up the edges of the papers and topper and added a little bit of trim.
I think the sentiment sums up any trip to the beach.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Elemental Inspiration

Sorry everyone I completely forgot to publish this post.

The first Friday of the month is always elemental inspiration week at Daring Cardmakers.
This was the beautiful photo. 

Here is my card.
You have to pick at least three elements to use on your card.

I picked the colours, circles, tulle and plant pots.

The flowers and plant pot are from a set from Paper Sweeties called Make Today Beautiful.

I stamped and heat embossed the flowers in gold and added some tulle behind the flowers.

Don't forget to stop by Daring Cardmakers every Friday for a new challenge.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge

What lovely weather here in France today.  I have spent a few hours in the garden with my little one.  He loves just running around and pointing at things, so sweet.
I thought today I would share a card I made for the challenge over at Paper Sweeties

Here is the lovely inspiration photo.

and my card.

I was inspired by the colours and the cupcakes.
For the cupcakes I used the Sending Sweet Thoughts stamp set from Paper Sweeties.  I paper pieced the cupcakes with coordinating paper and added some glitter.

The papers are from Authentique called infused and I finished with a few sequins.  I think sequins are my new bling and normally would add little gems but these are my favourites at the moment.
Enjoy the sunshine.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Box Cards

I have totally become addicted to Pinterest and whilst browsing I came across these box cards. They fold flat like a card but pop up like a box. You can then fill them with whatever embellishments you want, flowers, stars etc.... So they exploded out of the top.
So for this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers we would like to see your Box Cards.
Its my Dads 70th birthday soon so I wanted to make his card a little special this year so I thought this challenge was perfect.
As a family we have been through a lot.  It was a little tough when my Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  But he is kicking cancer butt and we are so proud of him. 

I found the template for the box on Pinterest and I used an A4 sheet of kraft card for the base.
I then added little tabs inside to sick the stars to. 

The stars are the framlits die from Stampin Up which I have definitely got my moneys worth from.  I just love them.

I had to add his age after all it is a very special birthday.  I then decorated the front flap of the box with some little die cut bunting.  I have now lost this little triangle die so its back to cutting them out by hand.