Friday, February 27, 2015

Mellow Yellow

This weeks dare at Daring Cardmakers is called Mellow Yellow and is hosted by the lovely Nat.  who would like to see yellow on your card as the main colour along with any neutral.

Hopefully spring is just around the corner and in my garden the spring blubs are starting to make an appearance.  So its lovely to make this sort of card this week, something bright and cheerful so I have gone with flowers on my card too.

I love the little bee on this card so I have added some glossy accents to him and glittered his wings.

I have also added some lace and a wooden flower with a tiny ladybird.

Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams blog for more lovely inspiration for your Mellow Yellow creations.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Childhood (book) Heros

 I was super excited to find out the dare this week over at Daring Cardmakers. Its all about your Childhood book Heroes.  Mine just had to be The Marvellous Land Of Oz.  I loved this book so much that I called my Mother in England to have a search in the loft to see if she could find it.  But unfortunately I must have thrown it out.  I must get another copy to read to my daughter as she does like the Wizard of Oz the film with Judy Garland.   I was very disappointed to learn that in the series of books Dorothy's shoes are in fact silver!

My card is based on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz as I didn't have any Pumpkin heads, sawhorses or Woggle bugs in the stash.

So I think my heroes were of course Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the cowardly lion and the Scarecrow.
Hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog to see some more lovely inspiration.

Friday, February 13, 2015

LOVE, Initially

Its Friday again and time for a new challenge at Daring Cardmakers.  As its valentines day tomorrow how about a L O V E theme.  This weeks challenge is to use things beginning with letters L O V E.

Here is my card:

L = Love hearts
O = Organza ribbon
V = Vase
E = Embossing

So on my card with have the love hearts on the backing paper and the little embellishment.  I have used some organza ribbon and the little digi image is a vase of flowers.  Finally the square panel has some embossing created from a Spellbinders die.

Don't forget to stop by the blog and check out what the Design Team have created at Daring Cardmakers.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Elemental Inspiration

Its the first Friday of the month and that means its Elemental Inspiration over at Daring Cardmakers.  Take a look at the picture below and we want you to pick out at least 3 elements from the image to create your card.

and here is my card.

The elements I have picked are the doodle style of the image, so found a backing paper which was similar.  The colours and flowers.  I also thought that some of the shapes looked like fairy wings so have gone with a fairy digi image.
Hope you can stop by The Daring Cardmakers blog for more lovely inspiration.

Friday, January 30, 2015

In Safe Keeping

This week at Daring Cardmakers is all about pockets and envelopes.  The good old fashioned way to keep in touch.  So this weeks challenge is to use pockets and envelopes in some way on your card.

I have made a little envelope with a sentiment tag slotted inside and if you look closely one of the backing papers has envelopes on.  I think they are envelopes or they could be postcards.

The backing papers were from a freebie that came with a crafting magazine.  The papers are called Parisian Dreams and the set came with some little chipboard shapes.  I have then inked up the edges to give my card a vintage feel and added some lace.
I love these papers as they remind me of our Honeymoon in Paris.  We loved every minute and we even managed a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Don't forgot to stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog to check out some more gorgeous inspiration from the talented design team.

Friday, January 23, 2015


Its Friday again.  I can't believe how quickly the weeks are going.  My little boy is now 7 weeks old and keeping Mummy up at night.  While he sleeps during the day I either craft or do the housework but I think I would rather craft.

Its challenge time at Daring Cardmakers and this week its headgear.  So the team would like to see some sort of head wear on your card which could be a hat, bandana, party hat etc..

I have gone with a tiara.  Hope you recognise  the princess and tried to make it look like Elsa from Frozen as my daughter loves it.

The princess image is from My Time Made Easy called Something Magical and the papers are from do crafts, part of the Bellissima Christmas collection

I have then added lots of glitter to her and some snowflake embellishments.
Hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog for some more lovely inspiration.

Friday, January 16, 2015

January Blues

This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about cheering yourself up or someone else. Just to be inspired by the heading of January Blues.

I have gone with a wintery themed card and what I love about the cold weather is lots of hot chocolate which always cheers me up.

I made the little mug out of corrugated card and added a little wooden spoon.  I also added some pom pom trim which I love.

I hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration and to help beat those January Blues