Cupcake Craft Challenge – Denim & Lace

Hi blog friends! Hopefully by the time you are reading this I am settled into our new house, but chances are I’m still surrounded by boxes! In preparation for the next phase of our lives, we’ve moved from our small central London flat to a bigger house out in the suburbs. It was hard to leave such a great location, but hopefully the extra space (and craft room!!) will make it all worth it. So, the big moved happened over the weekend and life has been manic as a result. But, I digress….

I’m really here to share a new Cupcake challenge – another fun one this week – Denim & Lace. You can use the colours or the real deal – I chose a little combo. I finally inked up this new background stamp from Hero Arts and did some emboss resist with various shades of blue Distress Inks + Perfet Pearls. So fun to get messy :-)

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Crafty Emma’s Store who are giving away a Β£10 gift voucher to their fab store – fun! And, for October we have 2 monthly sponsors. Polka Doodles are giving away one Pretty Sweet – Mini CD collection & Scrap Affair are giving away a 5 pack of Promarkers – great prizes so be sure to play along! And, don’t forget to check out all the great DT inspiration over at Cupcake!

Thanks for stopping by – and hopefully by the next time you come to visit my blog I will be unpacked and crafting away in my new little room!

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A floral frenzy

It feels great to finally have a quick chance to blog something. I have lots of cards to share, but no computer at home is making it very difficult!! I am going to hopefully get a few blog posts scheduled now though so I can get caught up….

So, just a quick one for now. I finally had a chance to ink up one of my fave new 2011 Hero Arts stamps – Large Flower Blossom. I bought the larger, wood mounted version as I wanted it more for backgrounds. It is so fun to emboss resist! Sorry for the dark photo – not home during daylight hours enough at the moment!

This is for the current challenge over at The Paper Players – using blue, pink & espresso.

Thanks for stopping by and check back later for more!

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My green thumb…

Well, not exactly….
This card was for the ‘Grandmother’s Garden’ category in the last Paper Crafts Call and unfortunately didn’t make the cut, but I thought I would share it here.
It uses one of my favorite new stamps, Flower Bird Garden, from the 2011 Hero Arts Release. I used the embossed resist technique – this is my absolute fave! The background of the image is stamped with the Hero Arts Friend Definition, but it is hard to see in the picture. 
As the card uses embossing, I’m entering it into the Wet Embossing challenge over at There She Goes Clear Stamps. It is also a monochromatic color palette, and therefore being entered into the current Just Add Ink challenge and uses ribbon, so submitting it over at Wee Memories current ribbon challenge as well!
Thanks for visiting!

Card details:
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Flower Bird Garden, Friend Definition, Designer Woodgrain (Hero Arts), sentiment from Through the Trees (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade & Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: label (Cricut Expression), die (Papertrey Ink), button (Papertrey Ink), twine, lace (The Ribbon Girl), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), foam adhesive
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