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Hello and welcome to my blog, this is my sanctury from real life, a little bit of space for doing what i love, and that's crafting. scrapbook, cards, box's and anything inky. I do follow a lot of blogs as i like the challenges that i find and also the inspiration i get from them, so many talented people with great ideas. So please feel free to leave a comment so i know you have popped by and i can call on you. Sue

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Tots to teens

This week we have sadly said goodby to Beryl as she has stepped down from the DT , wishing her well with what ever life has to offer and hope she will still join in with us whenever she can.
The other news is that we will become a fortnightly challenge as from next Sunday giving the team and you more time to create and enter, but for this challenge you have just a week and i do hope you will be able to join in with us.
It's my choice this week for the CD Sunday challenge and i have gone with Tots to teens , as i have five grandchildren i am always looking for inspiration in this area and think that sometimes they can be as tricky as male cards especially the teens.
For my card i have made it entirely from the Polka Doodles Work and play collection 2, working with it in craft artist. I have used an 8x8 white card and resized the image to fit the layout. I printed out all the papers and elements and layered them up, i decided to keep a white border with this as the papers are quite bold. I have used the coloured image from the cd just to save time but all the images do come in coloured and stamped so you can colour your own and go with want you want .
Please remember to use something from a CD but also to name what you have used in your write up.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

One for the boys

Cd Sundays theme this week is' One for the boys' and has been chosen by Jocelyn, so i hope you can join in this week.
I have had a busy month so far for birthday cards, this one is really an extra for my son who i think is having a midlife crisis and has gone back in time to the mod theme and bought himself a scooter, oh well at least i didn't have to worry about him in his teens riding about on one then.
All compiled in craft artist and using many of the effect within the program and has been printed onto glossy photo paper and mounted onto a 8x8 artist board, I'm pleased to say he likes it as he is not one for flower or puppies. My CD elements are the two backing papers both from the polka doodles work and play collections.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Pink, pink, pink

It's Pink ,pink, pink at the Graph'it colour challenge and i have made an 8x8 card using graph'it pens  and a Sheena Douglass stamp and also Prima stamps for the wording.
I have not done very much colouring of late so this is a perfect opportunity to get some practice in. 
Sorry the picture quality is not so good as it has been taken in artificial light tonight, but i hope you like it,

entered in
Graph'it colour challenge

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Victorian Beauties

Good morning crafters, not a very bright start to  the day, but as they say things can only get better, or is that just wishful thinking on my part.
This week Challenge at CD Sunday is Victorian Beauties and has been chosen by team mate Wynn, so i hope you can all join us again this week.
For my card i have used a CD i got on ebay called Victorian Ladies. 
I have made an A5 card using  white card base, for the matting i used a tan card, printed off the backing paper and the image onto thin card, the image is decoupaged, but done the old way without using lifters, there are four layers, just enough to give some dimension and not affect postage.  (not very noticeable in the picture)  and assembled them together. The sentiment is computer generated and matted onto the same tan card, added liquid pearls (copper pearl) to the border of the image and added a flower that was cut on my cameo, used Pan pastels on the tips of the flower using red iron oxide tint.
Well that's about it for my card and i hope that after looking at the lovely inspiration cards made by the design team you are already thinking about what you will be using for our challenge this week, and please remember to tell us what CD you have used in your creation. 


Just B creative crazy
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge
Crafts galore encore challenge

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