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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 29 July 2013

CCM #97 - 1, 2, 3 Challenge!!

How quickly has the last two weeks gone!! The end of term is always frenetic!! But, it's all over now and the holiday stretches wonderfully in front of me!!

So, on to this fortnight's challenge - which will actually run for 3 weeks - so plenty of time to get your entries in!  Our challenge is 1, 2, 3:
1 image
2 patterned papers
3 embellishments
We are sponsored this time by The Paper Shelter who have a $20 gift certificate on offer, and also by Woodware with £12 to spend on-line or in-store!

I have chosen to use an image from our sponsors, The Paper Shelter, called 'Yummy'! 
I coloured the image using Promarkers:
Ice cream - Blush, Apricot; Tawny Owl; Wild Cranberry, Rose Pink
Cream topping - Almond, Morning Mist, Cocoa
Cherry - Wild Cranberry, Rose Pink
Wafers - Tequila Sunrise, Blush, Ginger; Blush, Cocoa
Sundae glass - Morning Mist
The image was cut out with Spellbinders long scalloped rectangle, and I used Picked Raspberry DI to ink whilst still in the die. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Twinkles to the cherry and top layer of pink ice-cream.

The coffee-coloured swirl card is Kanban, edged using Spellbinders triple scallop and matching insert. The cream paper is Papermania Ivory Creative Tones. 

For my 3 embellishments, I have used ribbon, a button and pearls from my stash - all in pinky/purplish tones to complement the image.

Pop on over to Crafty Cardmakers to see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team - then start crafting!!

I would like to enter this into the following:
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer Days
Hobbycutz - Summer


Monday, 15 July 2013

CCM #96 - Birthday!!!

Woohoo! Crafty Cardmakers is 4 years old, and I have been lucky enough to be part of the team for over a year and a half.  So, it's only fitting that this challenge is all about Birthdays!! Our esteemed leader, Lin, is hosting, and she would like to see your birthday creations to help us celebrate!

We are sponsored this time be Di's Digistamps who are offering a $10 gift voucher.
And by Hobby Art, who are offering a gorgeous set of stamps

So, here is my offering for the challenge. I started with a Craftwork Cards 148mm square base card.
I embossed a piece of white card with an Embossalicious 6x6 Floralbunda folder. I used an old Colorbox Petal Point silver pad to ink around the edges of the embossed card, the Craftwork Cards Warren Rabbit topper and sentiment. The paper I have used is Papermania Ivory/Black Creative Tones. The topper and sentiment are mounted on Spellbinders Splendid Circles. The grey and white grosgrain ribbon is from my stash, as are the black gems and white pearls. The hat pins are from Creative Expressions.

Make sure you pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog to check out the rest of the design team inpiration. 

I would like to enter this into the following:
My Creative Moments - Word Play Saturday - Birthday

Be back soon.