Monthly Archives: May 2015

Challenge 22 – Birthday Card

This is the last card I have scheduled to create for a few weeks – although this might give me the opportunity to do a “just for fun” card – life just seems so busy at the moment I don’t have time to do such things.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I used the following from my stash:

I hope you enjoy my creation:

Sam Bday


Challenge 21 – Anniversary Card

As I mentioned yesterday it has been a busy week celebration wise … here is another one this time for Matt’s Nanny’s Anniversary.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I used the following from my Stash:

  • 150mm square mint green card blank (PDA card and craft)
  • Rose Pink Appliqué Card (PDA card and craft) – cut using spellbinders die
  • “Happy Anniversary” sentiment
  • Metallic adhesive gems
  • Bride and Groom Shadow Die-Cut Decoupage

This is a nice CAS card.  I hope you enjoy.

Matt Nanny

Challenge 20 – Birthday Card

I have a few challenges to post as it was a busy week of celebrations.  The first of these cards was a birthday card for a friend of ours.

I used the following challenges as inspiration for this card:

 I used the following from my stash:

  • 8 x 8″ White Card Blank
  • Black / Blue Patterned Card (I cant remember where this came from)
  • Pearlescent Purple Card Stock
  • Lilac Card Stock
  • “Especially for you” sentiment
  • Blue adhesive gems
  • Blue ribbon
  • Metallic adhesive gems
  • Butterfly Digi Stamp – coloured using Promarkers

I enjoyed doing the butterfly all one colour just using some shading and blending to add some depth. I hope you enjoy my creation:

Karen Card

Challenge 19 – Photo

Well this is my first photo challenge…  I really should do more but find it difficult as I then tend to incorporate them into a project life layout and feel that’s a bit of double accounting.  This photo challenge I am sure will end up in my project life holiday layout … however as there will be so much more to those layouts that just these images I decided to share them as a photo challenge as well.

On the last day of our holiday earlier this month we stopped at the Dartmoor Otter and Buckfast Butterfly.  As Matt was using his 700D that we brought him for his Birthday I decided that I was going to use his 350D and have a play with some of the settings … I was determined I didn’t just want to use it in Auto.   I really enjoyed using the camera and I am really pleased with some of the butterfly photo’s I managed to achieve.  Because of this I found it too hard to just pick one to share with you … so here is a selection.

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Challenge 18 – Project Life

So its been a while since I have posted or even really had much time to do any crafting!  My Craft to do is ever growing but I am making every effort to fit more in. Hubby has recently started a new job – which is driving me to work fewer hours  – no bad thing! This means I am a little more awake in an evening so hopefully will be able to get more done.

Anyway hubby went out doing some scouting last night so I decided to take the opportunity to catch up with some of my project life layouts.  I had completed Good Friday and Easter Sat layouts over my Easter Break however I wanted to post the complete “Easter Weekend” together so took the opportunity last night to finish it.

So on Good Friday I spent the day baking as posted here in an earlier blog.  This was a busy day – with lots of photos so I did a complete double layout on this day.


On Easter Saturday me and the hubby decided to make the most of some time together and took the opportunity to go and visit the Cheetahs at The Wild Place.  They have 3 which hadn’t been there very long when we visited.  I managed to get a few nice shots of them along with a few shots of the Wolves and Lemurs (I did promise some photos of the the Lemurs).

Easter Sat

With Both of these layouts I took the advantage of being a bit more “adventurous” to add a bit more detail and texture to the layouts.  One example of this is with the Wild place I used my Spellbinders to emboss a footprint onto the card  which I then sanded the top off and included some additional embellishments.

WT On Easter Sunday we went round Matt’s Parents for dinner; where Matt cooked and we had a Easter Basket decorating competition.  Easter Monday after matt finished at work we headed out on the allotment to turn the beds over and do some planting for the season.  It was a rather busy yet enjoyable weekend.