You Turn Me On…

Hello there! This week is flying by – can’t believe it is Thursday already. I got some quality time in the crafty room at the beginning of the week, but I’m afraid that is diminishing now – busy weekend ahead! 

Anywho, onto today’s card. This is another one for the Clean & Simple Card Making Class – using a sketch from Day 1 (I’m so behind – still haven’t even attempted cards from the other days!!). It is also for the Paper Smooches Guest DT search and the Passion for Papertrey Valentine’s Day challenge.

Thanks for stopping by & check back later for some single layer cards!
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Clean & Simple Card Class – Day 1

I’m very excited to be taking part in the Clean & Simple Online Class – the first two days have been great – just the inspiration I’ve needed!
Yesterday Kristina provided us with some fab sketches and I have some Valentine’s Day cards to share using those sketches. I took some liberties, but the general idea is still the same…
I’m not sure a card which uses this much patterned paper is considered Clean & Simple – what do you think? 

This card is also for the Passion for Papertrey Valentine’s Day Challenge. I’ll be back later sharing a similar card with slightly different motifs. Thanks for stopping by!

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Wee Memories Challenge – something new!

Hey everyone! Happy New Year to all my lovely blog readers! Sending best wishes to everyone for the new year – I know mine is going to be full of change…our first baby due in February, relocating to Zurich, lots of changes!

On to the fun new Wee Memories challenge – this week it is all about something new in honor of the New Year. I chose to focus on new babies – I think I’ll be sending lots of baby cards to my prenatal group come February, so trying to work ahead. 

Make sure to check out all the amazing creations by the DT over at the Wee Memories blog and upload your ‘new’ creation by next Friday, January 6th!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great New Year’s Eve!

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Happy Birthday Critters!

Phew, Friday already?!? Where is time going? I’ll keep this short & sweet as the to do list isn’t diminishing and it is already 4:30 here in the UK…

I have a simple & sweet birthday card to share today. This is actually for my dad, but could be great for just about anyone, including kids. I think I’ll do a few more of these – love the colors & the simplicity.

This card is for the current Play Date Cafe challenge & CAS-ual Friday challenge. I never think to make coordinating envelopes and this was so simple & just makes the card, so thanks CAS-ual Friday for the inspiration!
Have a great weekend!
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Cupcake Craft Challenge – DIY background paper!

Hellooo!


It has been a long time since I was able to join in at Cupcake and I’m so pleased I am taking part this week. This week’s challenges is one of my faves – make your own patterned paper. I love using my stamps to create backgrounds — allows for the perfect look for any project. 

This week we are joined by the generous Simon Says Stamp who are offering one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate. And our monthly sponsor for December is Polka Doodles – two winners will receive the Pretty Sweet CD!
Hope you have time to get inky & create some of your own background papers!
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Cupcake Craft Challenge = take a leaf out of my book

Hello! Back again on this autumnal Monday to share a new Cupcake challenge. This week’s theme is ‘take a leaf out of my book.’ You need to use leaves as the main interest of the project – either the image or embellishments.

I have a few leaf stamps that I just adore, and chose this Hero Arts one for this card – I paired it with the Papertrey Ink woodgrain impression plate and oranges & reds for an autumn-inspired creation.

Our sponsor this week is Tickled Pink Stamps who are kindly giving away either one rubber stamp or two digital images of the winner’s choice – how fab! And, its our last week with our lovely October 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! 

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Finally, a Summer card camp creation!

Phew, it has been such a crazy week – haven’t had any time to create at all :-( I finally got around to making a quick card tonight for the first week of Summer Card Camp using the featured color combo.

I love these bright colors and wanted to do something for a friend…
These butterflies are a very rich purple-pink in real life, but look very red in this picture! 
Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!
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The cutest tissue box that ever was…

I recently purchased some of the new Lawn Fawn stamp sets and have been very excited to ink up On the Mend – it is so cute! I have been wanting to do some rainbow color scheme cards lately, so thought I would ink up the tissue box and give it a try. (sorry for the bad picture!)

I chose this particular rainbow scheme based on the current Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World and the sketch is for the challenge at Taylored Expressions.
Thanks for stopping by and happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there (including my own!).
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Playing along with Play Date & CAS-ual Fridays

Hey everyone! A quick post tonight showing a card I whipped up for the Play Date Cafe & CAS-ual Friday challenges. I knew I wanted to play with both of these – gorgeous colour combo over at Play Date & so many options at CAS-ual Fridays.

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For the CAS-ual Fridays challenge I chose the bottom row – Flowers, Buttons & Twine. I finally inked up my new Hero Arts Blossom Art stamp set – I love it! The sketch is based on the current design over at Clean & Simple Stamping.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone’s weeks are off to a good start. I’m sort of having ‘one of those days’, but hoping to squeeze in a wee bit of crafty time tonight to end it on the right foot ;-)

I’m sharing a very cheerful little card today for the new Cupcake Craft Challenge & there is so much fun stuff going on over there this week. First, the challenge is ‘In the Garden’ – how great is that? The options are endless…I had so much fun with all this bright felt.

Also, this week we’re lucky to be joined by our newest cupcake, Jane, and to celebrate The Ribbon Girl is offering a gorgeous stash of Baker’s Twine (I’m in love with this stuff!). To be eligible for this great prize, head over to Jane’s blog and leave her some love. The winner will be chosen randomly from this blog entry.

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