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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Back to School

Here is an image I shook the dust off , I last used her on a project on 24th August last year, so she was well and truly dusty. 

She is so absolutly perfect for those Back to school projects
I have attached her to a little apple shaped carton, ideal for all those little bits on your desk.
The apple was cut on my portrait.
The image is from The Paper Shelter 
and is called
Learning is Fun 
You can find her here

I have coloured her in Graphic Markers
I would like to enter this into -
The Paper Shelter - Back To School
Scrap - Creations - Back To School
Oldie But A Goodie - Not a card - (Image I have had over a year)
Wags'n Whiskers - For a Teacher

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Hey Miss Santa

How sweet is this digi stamp
she is called 
Hey Miss Santa by artbymiran and you can find her in the Etsy store here.
I have coloured her with Graph'It Markers
and used Glamour dust on her trims.
Added a few spots of red liquid pearls
a few punched snowflakes to which I added a gem to each center.
And finished of with a bow that took me about 45 minutes to look anything like a bow!

I would like to enter this into
artbymiran - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Completly Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Celelebrate with Ribbon
A random Fan - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Blooms, Blooms and Blooms

Digi Choosday today and what a fabby challenge awaits you!
For my card this week I have used the lovely digi stamp Georgia Flowers you can find her in the Etsy store hereshe is so pretty and a dream to colour up - I have coloured using Graph'It Markers.

The Paper and the background , flower pot and flowers are all from the fantastic Bonbon Belles Cd which I love and use loads 
Bonbon Belles Double CD Collection

I would like to enter this into -
Just us Girls - Photo Inspiration
Dream Valley - Flowers
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Monday, 25 August 2014

Little garden Sally

Happy and very wet Bank Holiday here in the UK
I thought this would be a perfect image to show as lots of gardening gets done on Bank Holidays but here in the South West its chucked it down all day
I guess it will be a craft day 
I have used this lovely little digi by artbymiran
Little garden Sally and you can find her here.

Sally is also available with a background but as I had already planned my project I got without.
I have coloured her with Graph'its
How cute is she!

The pop up box was cut on my portrait
The little bee's and butterflys are dies
Thanks for looking

I would like to enter this into
artbymiran - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Glitter n Sparkle - Use some Butterflies
Allsorts - warm, sunshiney colours
Kitty Bee Designs - in the garden
My Time To craft - Food and drink

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bashful Belinda

How totally lovely is this image
Bashful Belinda
she is from artbymiran and you can find her here in the Etsy store.
I have coloured her with Graph'It markers, and also used a splash of yellow and star dust stickles
I thought she looked kinda cute on the book card that I cut on my portrait. 
The papers are from the save the date collection by Teresa Collins that i have distressed.
Finished of with some flowers and liquid pearls.

I would like to enter this into
artbymiran - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Use a digi
Hobbybook Designs - 2 or more DP
Love to Create - Polka dots and Pearls

Friday, 22 August 2014


A lovely new challenge over at
starts today
 and you have two whole weeks to enter
Ohhhhh don't you just love snowflakes , I love this shape for a card . I have used the scrummy little angel

 Work and Play festive Hollybobs collection. (sentiment is also from this collection),
** Work & Play Collection 5 FESTIVE HOLLYBOBS Collection

The little Angel is also availabe as a clear stamp
Hollybobs Angel Clear Stamp
 coloured her in with Graph'It Markers 

with a little dusting of glitter on her trims. The paper is from Dollie Daydream Girl talk collection xx
I would like to enter this card into
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in August
Inky Chicks - Fairies/Angels
OLLCB- Fancy Folds
Sweet Stampin  -Christmas in August

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Back to School

I have seen a ton of Back to School challenges about so thought I would join in the fun
I have used this fab image by artbymiran
Bookaholic Kaite and you can find her in the Etsy store here
She is such a sweetie
I have coloured Kaite with Graph'It Markers
and cut the pencil box out with my portrait
a perfect match I think
I would like to enter this into
Melonheadz Friends - Back to school
Digi Designs - Back to School
Simon Says Stamp - Back to School
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Fab'n'Funky - For Kids