Monday, 26 March 2012

Bright & Beautiful Spring

The start of a new week mean a new challenge over at The Shabby Tearoom! I am host this week and have chosen this beautiful Spring photo to get inspired with and ask you create card or project using the COLOURS LILAC, YELLOW, BLUE and KRAFT plus a BUTTERFLY!

I've used the Vintage Wallpaper background and Botanical Butterflies stamps from this weeks sponsor JustRite who are giving away an amazing prize of stamps, including: Shabby Music, Harlequin Script & Vintage Map Collage Background.

I have also used papers, flowers and notecards from Prima's new "Songbird" range on this easel card. The nest, vine and large blue flower are also from Prima.

Hop over to The Shabby Girls blogs:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Deb's Simple Treasures

Lenet Mos - To Scrap or Not to Scrap, That is the Question

Rebekah Faries Midnite Lullabies Studio

Starr Timmons  - The Paper Chase

Tammy Roberts - Paperie Sweetness

A Box of Tricks

Over at the Daring Cardmakers blog it's my turn as dare-setter this week and I'd like you to feature a box, or something box-shaped on your projects - it could be a 3D project, decorated box, box shaped embellishments...once you start thinking outside the box (!) you can come up with some fun ideas!
We hope you have fun with this week's challenge and we're looking forward to seeing your Boxing Clever creations.

I've used papers and flowers from Prima's new Songbird range, which I think is perfect for Easter! This plain wooden bird house has been painted with acrylic paints, then had a coat of Crackle Paint on the roof (in Picket Fence) and highlighted with Aqua paint dabber. I'm in love with the cute little Prima bird's nests and popped on top of some green seam binding I snipped up to resemble grass! And of course the house wouldn't be comple without a birdie, and I've used a resin songbird which has been spritzed with glimmer mist.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Be Lovely

Hello and happy weekend! The card I'm sharing today is based on the sketch challenge over at the My Minds Eye blog 

I've used the new MME 'Follow Your Heart - Be Happy' range of papers, brads and layered stickers in these adorable soft spring colours! The doily paper in this range is a new favourite of mine, and I've used them here by cutting out doilies to layer behind the bird 3D sticker.
The bunting has been made by cutting hexagons from one of the paper designs and die cutting circles, which I've then folded over some Bakers Twine. I think this is a very delicate and quite simple card, but perfect for this time of year!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Pennant Party!

In The Shabby Tearoom, Debbie is our wonderful host this week and asks we create card or project using the COLOURS FROM THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE A BANNER OR PENNANT!

I thought it's be a fun idea to make a banner by snipping some scraps of ribbon into the shape of pennants and hanging it at the top of my card! Sweet mismatched buttons and this gorgeous felt flower trim add some more textured loveliness! I've used the Hummingbird Silhouette digi image from this weeks sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps who are giving away 7 digital images to out lucky winner. 
Hop over to The Tearoom, we'd love to see what you create!

The new Shabby Girls are:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Deb's Simple Treasures

Lenet Mos - To Scrap or Not to Scrap, That is the Question

Rebekah Faries Midnite Lullabies Studio

Starr Timmons  - The Paper Chase

Tammy Roberts - Paperie Sweetness

Pretty as a Posey


Hello everyone! Our new challenge welcomes Debbie as our host at The Ribbon Reel Blog  this week and she has chosen this pretty photo for inspiration and asks that you create a card or project inspired by the above photo using the colours PINK, YELLOW, AQUA, NEUTRALS with FLOWERS and RIBBONS!

And here's a Mother's Day card!


Along with these yummy October Afternoon 'Farmhouse' papers and stickers, I've used: Pink Silky Crush, Ivory Loop Trim, 10cm White Grosgrain, white & Pink Tea Roses all available from The Ribbon Reel.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Spring is Near

A new week healds a new challenge in The Shabby Tearoom, and the super talented Char asks we make a card / project USING AT LEAST 3 OF THE COLOURS IN THE PHOTO AND DRY EMBOSSING.

I've made this simple Easter card in soft, pretty Spring colours by layering Nestibilities Labels 20 and 4, then embossing this week and decorating with chipboard letters and some beautiful ribbons, trims and flowers from Creative Treasures.

We have not one but TWO wonderful sponsors this week, Creative Treasures who are giving away this gorgeous selection of selection of ribbons,seam binding and flowers:

PLUS Frost It Pink who have a  $50 prize package for the winner. Hope to see you joining in!

Please drop by to the rest of The Shabby Girls blogs!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Deb's Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions Of Me!

Cindy Holshouser - Sweet P Paperie

Melissa Bove - Creating From The Heart

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Monday, 5 March 2012


Over at The Ribbon Reel this week, Keilly has paicked out this beautiful photo and asks we create a card or project using NEWSPRINT, TWINE / RIBBON...

...and here's my little creation! I've used papers and flowers from the gorgeous Almanac range from Prima and course had some fun layering and distressing! The ribbons I've used are: Ivory Silk Ribbon, Cream Floral Cotton Lace and Button Twine all available from The Ribbon Reel