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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DT swap news!

Good morning everyone. Autumn has well and truly arrived here and I just love getting out walking Gizzie. The colors of the trees are gorgeous, we have a maple in the garden and it has changed to all shades of orange through to a deep red, when the sun shines through it to casts a gorgeous red glow into our kitchen.

Anyway on to my crafty news. After the sad news that Crafty Girls Challenge is closing at the end of October, Erin the blog owner contacted me and asked me if I would move to other challenge design teams she runs. I of course accepted and this is my first post for Crafting at the Weekend challenge. Which is an odd title for me as I don't craft at the weekend its family time!! The challenge starts the last Saturday of the month but being part of the mid month team I will be posting a reminder around the 15th of the month!

The challenge is always anything goes and has some fab sponsors each month so you can win adorable digis! The sponsors this month are Ditzie Crafts and Aurella but being late in joining I have chosen to go freestyle this time!
This is a card I have made as a commission for a tree botanist! I used a Sheena Douglas stamp and used distress markers to ink it up so I could have the 2 different colors. The Sentiment was typed on my pc and color changed to match the matting layer. It's one of my favourite styles of cards very clean and simple which sometimes are harder to plan and fussy cards!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Funky Angel

Good morning everyone! Fall is starting to make it's appearance here, the leaves are turning gorgeous shades of yellow, red and orange and the air has drooped cooler. I am hoping to head in to one of the forests in the next couple of weeks to take some pictures.

There's some sad news over at Crafty Girls, 30th October will be their last challenge. but all is not lost - you will see me pop up as a design team member at Crafting for the weekend challenge blog and Crafting from the heart Face book Erin has kindly asked me to relocate there!

But for now today is the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Girls. Once again they have 2 sponsors, Lacy Sunshine and QKR Stampede. The challenge as always is anything goes and you can find the rules and how to enter here.
I love the angels from QKR so chose to use the hug me angel. As she has a great pair of bovver boots on I decided to make her more colourful and funky than the celestial angels we are used to.
I have colored her with my Spectrum Noir pens in bright purples and blues to match the backing paper which I have matted onto purple mirror card. Her wings have been glittered with 2 shades of pink but it doesn't show too well on the photo. I have then used a memory box die to cut the gingerbread border and a tattered lace one for the sentiment. some small purple sticker dots finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by and now go enter our challenge!