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18 April 2014

HOPE {Art by Miran} Challenge 4

{Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 4}

Art by Miran is launching their 4th challenge today. All their challenges will be ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their fourth challenge.

Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, as I also have a showcase project with an Art by Miran design over there.

I have used this beautiful SPRING BLUSHES image created by the talented Mi Ran.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.   You can purchase SPRING BLUSHES  here

I stuck to my favourite centre step design.  The image has been coloured with Derwent H2O water colour pencils and Copics. The brads and bling are from my stash. The design papers are from BoBunny.  The sentiment has been coloured with dry chalks and is from Paulette {Create with TLC}. The folded embellishments (see TUTORIAL further down) has been created with a shape from the T69 {Doing Life} template which can be purchased here:
 
... and here is the tutorial for the folded embellishments (you can use any similar shape, I have used a 4cm and 5cm wide shape, respectively on this card):

Step 1
Fold shape in half both directions. 

 Step 2
Press two opposite sides inwards.



  
Step 3
Fold top layer onto bottom layer. Then fold the top flap up and backwards.

Step 4
Assemble four folded pieces as follows:




 Attach a brad to the centre of the folded shape.
                                                               

It would be great if you give this a go and let me know how how did xxx

I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
    Just Keep on Creating: ATG
    · WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with uplifting sentiment
    ABC Challenge - ATG
    · Craftitude -ATG or Easter or Spring (3/3)



    Thanks again for your lovely visits here.
    Creative Hugs

    LOVE YOURSELF {Scrapping 4 Fun GDT}

    {GDT Scrapping 4 Fun}

    What a surprise when I was one of the Featured Artists for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge no.12 and got invited by the lovely Rachelle to be a guest designer for them. Their current challenge no.15 is ANYTHING GOES using a Stamped or Digi Image. 

    I used this cute image from DigiStamps4Joy which is called ANGELS 3 R WE and can be purchased here.  

    So with no further ado, here is my creation with no surprises at all, its another centre step card. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The image and sentiment were coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The folded embellishments were created with a shape from the T69 {Doing Life} Template (see template and TUTORIAL below)The design paper is from BasicGrey and the brads and buttons are from my stash.

    So hop on over to SCRAPPING 4 FUN and have a look at me featuring as guest designer as well as their Design Team's gorgeous creations, and oh yes, don't forget to enter the challenge.




    Here is a tutorial for the folded embellishments on this card.  You can use any similar shape and do the same folding technique with it:












    Venturing over at the following challenges with this:

    · Everybody-Art-Challenge - ATG
    · Creative Moments - ATG Girly (3/3)
    · Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - ATG (3/3)
    · Whimsy Inspiration - ATG (3/3)
    · WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with uplifting sentiment
    · 4 Krafty Girlz - ATG (2/3)
    · Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment for a Friend
    · Color Me Creative Challenge - AG (3/3)
    ABC Challenge - ATG
    · Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Best of Friends (1/2)
    · Craftitude -ATG or Easter or Spring (1/3)
    · Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - ATG (2/3)
    · Stempelsonnen Challenge - Brads and/or Eyelets (1/3) (Brads in the centre of the folded embellies)

    Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 
    Creative Hugs

    MAY YOUR SUN ALWAYS SHINE ... {ArtbyMiran}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}


    I have been playing once again with this gorgeous LITTLE GIRL created by the talented Mi Ran.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  Also visit Mi Ran's blog {Art by Miran} here.  You can purchase this cute girl here.

    I stuck to my favourite centre step design.  The flowers have been created with punches and the buttons and ribbon is from my stash.  She has been coloured with Copics and dry chalks. The sentiment is  from Create with TLC and has also been coloured with dry chalks. The design papers are from BasicGrey.



    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

    · Artistic Inspirations - Monochrome (3/3)
    · Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Colour Challenge
    · Fitztown Challenge - Ribbon, Buttons, Flowers (2/3)
    · Creative Card Crew - Spring (2/3)
    · Digi Choosday Challenge -Use 2 different backing papers (1/2)
    · Everybody-Art-Challenge - ATG
    · Through The Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    · Crafting with Dragonflies - Mothers Day or Special Lady (1/1)
    · Creative Moments - ATG Girly (2/3)
    · Paper Shelter Challenge - Spring is here (1/3)
    · Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - ATG (2/3)
    · Whimsy Inspiration - ATG (2/3)
    · WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with uplifting sentiment
    · 4 Krafty Girlz - ATG (1/3)
    · Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment for a Friend
    · Crafty Ribbons - ATG with Ribbon
    · Delightful Challenges - Bloom (1/1)
      · Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Spring (1/3)
    · Craftitude -ATG or Easter or Spring (2/3)
    · Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - ATG (3/3)
    · QKR Stampede – Spring Celebrations (1/4)

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and trust you enjoyed your visit.

    Creative hugs

    16 April 2014

    Fresh Brewed BLOG CANDY REMINDER

    Blog Candy Reminder
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Hi my lovely followers and visitors, just a quick reminder about the Blog Candy Giveaway Challenge that is happening over at Fresh Brewed Designs. There is still time to enter and win. Remember this particular challenge is ANYTHING GOES using a FBD image. For all the rules and details, please click HERE.

    I have created a centre step card with a fun garden scene using the following FBD images, DAISY KITTEN, DAFFODIL and DAFFODIL & DAISY.

    The images have been coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The design paper is from BasicGrey. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The bling are from my stash.  The folded tree has been created with circle punches. The images have been paper pieced as well.



    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    · Artistic Inspirations - ATG or Monochrome
    · Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Colour Challenge
    · Love to Scrap - (3/3)
    · Ooh La La Creations - Easter or Spring
    · The Crazy Challenge - Spring is here (2/4)
    · The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ATG (2/2)
    · As You Like it Challenge - Stitching faux or real (faux stitching around the girls- I dont have any machines and stitching by hand is just so much easier for me) (2/3)
    · Moving Along with the Times - Easter or Spring (3/3)
    · Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring (5/5)
    · Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    · A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
    · Color Me Creative Challenge -ATG (2/3)
    · Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (2/3)
    · 613 Avenue Create - W - ATG and/or Optional Twist (3/3)
    · Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine (3/3)
    · One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi (3/3)
    - Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    · Creative Card Crew - Spring (3/3)
    · Everybody-Art-Challenge - ATG
    · Through The Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
    · Top Tip Tuesday - Paper Piecing


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.



    Creative Hugs

    SPRING {DigiStamps4Joy}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #90}

    Another design team project for our  challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.90 is EASTER or SPRING.  Our lovely design team member, Alex is hosting this challenge. Thanks Alex for choosing this awesome theme for us.

    Another centre step design.  I have used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:
    1. Misteri Gardener
    2. Garden Gate
    Another centre step design.  The images have been coloured with Copies and dry chalks.  The design paper, buttons and bow are from my stash. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and has been coloured with dry chalks.  The flowers and decorative borders have been created with punches.


    Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #90.

    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    · Artistic Inspirations - ATG or Monochrome
    · Craft-Dee BowZ - ATG use a handmade bow
    · Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Colour Challenge
    · Fitztown Challenge - Buttons/Fibre/Bow (Pick 3)
    · Love to Scrap - ATG
    · Ooh La La Creations - Easter or Spring
    · Stamp and Create - Spring Flowers (1/1)
    · The Crazy Challenge - Spring is here
    · The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ATG (1/2)
    · 4 Krafty Girlz - ATG
    · As You Like it Challenge - Stitching faux or real (faux stitching around the girl - I dont have any machines and stitching by hand is just so much easier for me)
    · Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Distressed (around the lilac cardstock mounting)
    · Moving Along with the Times - Easter or Spring
    · Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Yipes Stripes
    · Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring (4/5)
    · Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    · The Stamping Boutique - Distress it (around the lilac cardstock mounting)
    · A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
    · Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
    · Color Me Creative Challenge -ATG (1/3)
    · Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (1/3)
    · We Do Doobadoo Challenge- Buttons and Bows (1/2)
    · 613 Avenue Create - W - ATG and/or Optional Twist
    · Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG
    · Ditzie Digi Designs - ATG (3/3)
    · Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine (2/3)
    · One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi (2/3)
    Bearly Mine - Spring (2/2)
    Ladybug Crafts - Here comes Spring (3/3)
    · Creative Card Crew - Spring (2/3)
    - Just Keep on Creating: ATG

    A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.

    Crafty hugs

    14 April 2014

    BLOG HOP New Releases at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Blog Hop
    New Releases at Fresh Brewed Designs

    Hi my wonderful Followers!

    Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
    Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
    If you have already visited and are arriving
    here from MARJI's blog, then you are right on track!



    We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

    We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
    Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything, 
    bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  ... SPRING IS HERE! 


    I have created this centre step card with one of the adorable new images from the Category called Daffodil and Daisy which is one of the new releases.  The image has been coloured with H2O water colour pencils.  The design papers and buttons are from my stash.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC. Please don't laugh at my amateurish attempt at chalking clouds.  This was my first time, so I guess practice makes perfect.


    Check this out!
    You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
    NEW RELEASE PRICE!
    This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
    Stop by the shop and get yours today! 

     
      
    Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
    It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
    PATTI's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

    Hop order

    KIM 
    BETH 


    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    · Creative Card Crew - Spring
    · Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers (the buttons have been in my stash for more than 2 years)
    · Papertake Weekly - Spring has Sprung
    · Through The Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    · Tuesday Throwdown - Weather Report, include the elements (clouds)
    · A song in your He{ART}- Everything Grows
    · Crafter's Cafe - Spring
    · Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and Punches (used a punch for the flower border)
    · Creative Moments - ATG Girly
    · Divas by Design - Easter/Spring
    · Inky Impressions - Dots and Stripes
    · Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Punches (used a punch for the flower border)
    · Penny's Paper-Crafty - Flower Power
    · Rhedd  Rosie's Challenge Blog - ATG
    · Scrappers' Delights - Bloomin Lovely
    · Whimsy Inspiration - ATG (1/3)
    · WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with uplifting sentiment
    · Chalk N Stock - Must use Chalk (chalked the clouds)
    · Moving Along with the Times - Easter or Spring
    · Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Yipes Stripes (2/3)
    · Craft for the Craic - Something for Easter or Spring
    · Craftitude - ATG or add Corrugated paper
    · Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - ATG
    · Get Inky! - Spring or Easter (2/2)
    · Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    · A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
    · Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
    · Hiding in my Craft Room - Simply use Scraps (all the papers for this card was from my scraps file) (1/1)
    · Just Keep on Creating: ATG
    · 613 Avenue Create - ATG with Optional Twist
    · Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG (2/3)
    · Ditzie Digi Designs - ATG (2/3)
    · Fairytale Stampers - Bingo (Flowers/Buttons/Text (1/1)
    · Glitter n Sparkle - Anything but Square
    · Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine (1/3)
    · One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
    · Robyn`s Fetish - Must have a Hat in the Image
    · Scribble and Scrap - ATG (1/3)
    · That Craft Place - ATG and/or Easter (1/1)
    · The Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels
    · The Squirrel and The Fox - All creatures great and small (2/2)
    Bearly Mine - Spring
    Crafts Galore Encore - Include your Favourite Colour (Green)
    Country View Crafts' Challenge - New Beginnings (Spring)
    Flat Friends Challenge - Include a Sentiment (1/1)
    Ladybug Crafts - Here Comes Spring (2/3)
    Mema's Challenge - ATG Easter/Spring
    Oddball Art Stamps - Use a Digi

    Thanks so much for your visit and having a look at the latest digital images over at Fresh Brewed Designs. Remember to stop and smell the roses and grab a cuppa and relax while browsing through the store. Maybe one or two of the images tickles your fancy and lands up in your craft room.

    I am leaving you with a scrapbook design I did of my niece's little ones and would love to enter it here:
    · Lasting Memories Layout - Layouts - Its the Little Things that Matter (just remember the happy moments when they were toddlers)

    I have used the {Doing Life} T18 Template which you can purchase online here.

    Thank you for popping in here and taking the time to look around and leave some love. xxx
    Crafty Hugs

    09 April 2014

    Blog Candy Reminder FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Blog Candy Reminder
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Hi my lovely followers.  I am greeting you today with a sunrise photo I took from our balcony yesterday morning and thought it would be a nice backdrop to one of Create with TLC's beautiful sentiments:


    Also a quick reminder about the Blog Candy Giveaway Challenge that is happening over at Fresh Brewed Designs. There is still time to enter and win. Remember this particular challenge is ANYTHING GOES using an FBD image. For all the rules and details, please click HERE.


    Creative Hugs