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Hey everyone! I’m sure everyone is so busy now that the holidays are nearly here. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by the ‘ol blog ;-)

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Just a quick card to share today. I made this card for the current Avery Elle challenge. I recently got lots of new Avery Elle stamps so the challenge was the perfect kick I needed to put them to good use. This card is a little busier than the cards I’ve been doing lately, but I love all the gorgeous papers from the Crate Paper Close Knit line – so yummy!

Now that I’ve been looking at this card, I think it needed 1 more flower on the right side of the arrangement, but too late now! This Laurel set is a lot of fun to play with! Here is the sketch for the challenge:

Alright, that is all today! Thanks so very much for stopping by! 

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Chevron, Butterflies, & Doilies, oh my!

There is a whole lotta stuff going on in this card today – patterned paper, stitching, doilies, felt, butterflies, chevron stripes…

The sketch is based on the Card Patterns challenge for this week and the colors are another entry for Totally Hues #7. I definitely associate chevron stripes with a more modern look, but I think they look nice as a subtle background in this somewhat vintage-y card — so this is also for the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

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Glittery, sparkling prams…

If only they came like this in real life…
As mentioned, the week of baby cards continues (though hopefully I’ll take a break for some other creations too!) & today I am sharing 2 cards featuring Lawn Fawn’s adorable new Plus One set. I looove this set and couldn’t wait to ink it up. Luckily for me, everyone I know is having babies or needs baby cards for their friends! These cards are inspired by the card Nichol Magouirk did for the Plus One release.
It doesn’t come out that well in the pictures, but I highlighted the patterned paper of the 2nd card with a glitter pen and it adds the perfect amount of sparkle to this card. I felt it needed a little something as the colors are pretty untraditional for baby cards, but I think they’re so sweet!
These cards are for the current challenges over at Wee Memories – Anything Goes, A Passion for Papertrey – Hey Baby! & CPS – Card Positioning Systems sketch #211.

And, don’t forget to scroll down to check out my supply purge!

Lastly, there’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards! 

Card details
Card 1:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Lillian collection (Crate Paper)
Stamps: sentiment & pram from Plus One (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Dies: Double-ended banner (Papertrey Ink), Circle/Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Copics, Glitter pen, border punch (EK Success), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), buttons (Papertrey Ink)

Card 2:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Lillian collection & Brook collection (Crate Paper)
Stamps: sentiment & pram from Plus One (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Dies: Double-ended banner (Papertrey Ink), Circle/Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Copics, Glitter pen, border punch (EK Success), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), buttons (Papertrey Ink)
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Mother’s Day Flowers

So, in the UK Mother’s Day is April 2nd and I’m busy making cards for friends. I love making mother’s day cards because I really love my mother! I think even though these are for someone else’s mom, I probably make them with my favorite person in the back of my mind. And, I can pull out all my favorite floral stamps as I think moms generally go for that stuff!

I remember seeing this sketch over at Karen’s blog, The Sweetest Thing, and really was struck by it & wanted to play along. Alas, time was not on my side. But, I’ve used in anyway for my cards today. Got to use lots of yummy new My Mind’s Eye & Crate Paper on these cards. Apologies for the bad pictures as well!!

This last card definitely reminds me of spring & also uses some green, so I’m entering it into the current challenge over at Wee Memories.

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Pretty papers for a pretty girl

Hi everyone!

I finally have some computer access – we currently have no working computers at home, so I’m very grateful that my sister-in-law brought her computer this weekend for her visit to London. I am definitely struggling with the Swedish keyboard though! Anyway, on to the task at hand…

Another baby girl card today. I finally convinced myself to use some Crate Paper that I had been hoarding for a looong time. I used a pretty little rub-on (thanks very much Lucy!!) and didn’t stamp a single thing — very strange for me!

The sketch for this card is based on the current sketch over at Get Sketchy and also for the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today – off to pack for my Copic retreat this weekend!
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