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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Have a Heart for Allsorts

 Good morning. I hope this scheduled post finds you all fit and healthy and those not I wish you well soon.
I am currently in Leeds visiting my Dad who as some of you may know had a heart attack last weekend - the good news is that he is home and sounding a lot brighter than when I first spoke to him this week.

With all the events of this week the new challenge theme at
ALLSORTS 
as picked by the lovely Helene
HAVE A HEART
seems very apt indeed!!


So here's what I did

I started by stamping the gorgeous sentiment onto a luggage tag and then added a few stamped swirls and a postage stamp image around the edges before I distressing it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I added some string and a grosgrain ribbon bow and a pearly heart.
This was then attached at a jaunty angle onto a piece of cardstock that I stamped with a script text stamp and inked the distressed edges.


I then added a scrummy pink felt heart with a smaller kraft heart attached with a staple and a rolled rose.
Can you see the gorgeous giant ric rac ribbon behind the tag - I love it!
A few adhesive gems to finish it off - and that's it done - not my usual style but I really quite like it - would love to know what you think?


Challenges I will link up to when I get back from Leeds later this evening:

DRS - Hearts
Inky Impressions - Heart You
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - To The One I Love
Sweet Stamps - Love
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - All You Need is Love

Thanks for popping by.
Hope you have a fab weekend.
TTFN

Thursday, 26 January 2012

It's Blooming Marvelous at Moving Along With The Times



Good morning. Today it's 
BLOOMING MARVELOUS 
at 
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES 
 because our lovely Lisa would like to see

FLOWERS
somewhere on your project this week.

 We also have a 'blooming marvelous' new sponsor this week:
gif maker
and 1 lucky winner will receive

So here's what I did
I made another inky background this time using Bundled Sage and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and then overstamped this with Kanban Dandelion image using Archival Black ink and then shadow stamped in between to add some depth. (The last time I used this stamp I was asked where I got it - I got mine from Create & Craft but I'm not sure they still have it in stock)
This was then matt and layered onto co-ordinating pieces of cardstock.

The foiled spotty Design Paper is from a huge 200 sheet bundle of different 8"x8" gorgeous papers from Craftwork Cards that I got in their sale a few weeks ago for a bargain price of £7.50 :o)
The scalloped edge card base is also from Craftwork Cards.
Sentiment - Kanban Crafts
Ribbons from stash
Flutterbys - Martha Stewart - blinged up with Stickles and some adhesive pearls
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous inspiration from the wonderful DT girls and we have some lovely new GDT joining us this week - it would be lovely if you could welcome them.

Before I go I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your kind words and support yesterday - it really did help and meant such a lot - I have made so many wonderful supportive friends here in blogland and I am so grateful to you all.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Make it Monday - Anything Goes (thank you so much for choosing my card as featured blogger last week)
Little Darlings - Polka Dots
My Mum's Craft Shop - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts - Something Bright
Make My Monday - Flowers and Leaves
For Your Inspiration - Photo Inspiration 

Thanks for popping by.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN