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#DYICAD2019 week 2 round up

This week the theme for Index card a day challenge is…And the prompts are…So here is what I made…

Some fun and different cards this week and considering how poorly I’ve felt I am pleased I managed to still get a little bit of creativity achieved.

Happy crafting!



#DYICAD2019 week 1 round up

Whilst I’ve been ill I have still managed to do a little creating by joining in with the Index Card a Day challenge hosted by gypsy999 on Instagram. I don’t always follow the prompt (e.g. didn’t do reflection and instead the flowers one is a random one I made during this week)…

Here are the cards I made for the first week…

There is also another theme for each week and this week the theme was …

Hopefully you can see I tried to keep to that for this first week even though I went off prompt.

Will be back in a few days to share week 2!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Use a bear

So many DT contributions today… and the CHNC one is to use a bear on my Christmas card… so of course I had to use this polar bear from the Creative Stamping magazine set. I do love this bear.

I chose a Winter Frost paper background and then used my promarkers to colour the bear. I hope you get a sense of dimension with the shading I used.

I also added a strip of white with the sentiment and a strip of Tranquil Tide to mount it and give the bear something to sit on.

I added sequins and then some glossy accents to the bears nose and eyes for dimension and shine.

Happy crafting!


DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Hello! Anotherdesign team project to share today using up patterned paper for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.

Once again I grabbed one of the Making Cards magazine kits and got creating.

This time I took the cute paper doll images and teamed them with some elegant floral and geometric papers. These weren’t designed to go together but I thought the colours worked for these images with the background papers. I love making something different from these kits and teaming up different bits and pieces together.

I think the images contrast nicely and the matting layers of lemon bring it all together.

I added dimension to one of the girls on each card.

And on this one with the yellow dress I added lots of Wink of Stella sparkle.

Hope you like these as much as I do… now why not crack on and make a dent in your own patterned paper stash and share the results over on the blog.

Happy crafting!


DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: Triple stamping

I am very late with this one… it should have been finished two days ago and shared yesterday… ooops… better late than never though!

The theme for this fortnight at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog is Triple stamping and I hadn’t done this for a while.

I used a background stamp and my stamp positioner (platform) for mine.

First I cut the papers and the mats for each layer. Then I stamped just the paper.

I chose to use a few shades of the teal ink for my card.

Then I layered them up.

I decided to finish with the Petal Palette flower image, a band of pink cardstock and a pink card blank I made.

I also added the light turquoise sequins.

Love how the bold background is softened by the image.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Use some silver

I am a little late with my blog post today for the CHNC challenge. Sorry! But better late than never the challenge is to use silver and I decided to use both some silver embossing powder and some silver sequins to decorate my green card!

I used some patterned paper and green cardstock mats and gave the paper and the cardstock a little bit of edging with ink and then embossed the sentiment from a magazine set straight into the paper and the tree onto some cardstock and raised it up on foam tape to give it some dimension.

Then I added the sequins as a scatter across the whole card. Now off I jog to see what the rest of the team made over at the blog.


Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Candy Canes

Candy canes is the theme over at CHNC and I spotted this paper in my stash that was perfect… but I wanted to change it up a bit and used a die to cut the cover panel which includes the fab little windows which I inlaid with the patterned paper.

I finished it with a banner and cut apart from the same paper and them added a chipboard sentiment for added dimension.

Happy crafting!