Tuesday, 10 June 2014

By the Sea

I got a bit confused this weekend when like every Sunday morning I looked to see what the CD Sunday Challenge theme is to find it had not changed from last week. Reading more I realised it had gone fortnightly which is fab for me as I always struggle to get my make done by the the deadline. This time with the "By the Sea" theme I was particularly pleased I could join in as I desperately wanted to use my new Halcyon Days CD from Crafter's Companion and here is my entry!

Hope you like it - any comments appreciated :) Xx

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Spotty & Stripy Pink Fairy

Phew! What a storm we had this morning. My boyfriend and I were both made to jump by a sudden huge flash of lightning and almighty rumble which shook the house to it's core. Luckily a few minutes beforehand I had called the cat in for his breakfast so when I went to check on him he was still munching away like nothing had happened. Usually he is terrified of thunder so was such a relief.

Today I have made this lovely (very) pink 7 x 7" card. It incorporates a lot of elements including spots and wavy stripes. Patchwork  and sentiment embossing with my Cuttlebug, gorgeous lace and buttons and pearls. The image is from the fairly new CD from Crafter's Companion "Angelica & Friends" and love how the bunny creeps in from the left to have a nose at what is occurring. I have added glitter for some extra sparkle. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

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Patchwork - Gruffies & Guests

Well... it's that time of the month again. I don't mean that! It's Gruffies and Guests Challenge - YAY! This month as usual we have the Anything Goes theme but this time with the option of Patchwork chosen by the lovely Genny. If you wish to enter you must incorporate an image of a house mouse, gruffie or happy hopper in your design, and as an added bonus if you use the chosen theme (i.e. patchwork) you get two shots at the prize. Can't snort at that.

For my DT make this time I have interpreted the Patchwork theme as sewing as that is what I think of. I have used backing paper from the Puppies & Kittens CD and then used the topper from the House Mouse Triple CD of them sewing. I find this ever sew cute... look at him getting his belly measured. Awwww.

I have also used some gorgeous haberdashery theme buttons I have had in my stash for a while by threading them onto some lovely sage green satin ribbon. I have used green mirror board to matt and layer and make it all sparkly.  But the biggest thing I love about this card is the size. My DT buddy Sharon has been raving about 7 x 7 cards for such a long time that when I saw them in my local crafty cave I just had to get them. They really are the perfect size, not too small but not too big. 

So if this challenge tickles your fancy the prize this month is from Creative Classroom. 

C'mon get involved and join in! Thanks for reading Xx