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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Cozy Rest Day

Hi Everyone and to my lovely new follower, hope you enjoy your stay. 
Deedee's Digis has a Progressive Challenge where you buy your first digi and as long as you enter the challenges you get a free kit every month. This is the free digi from May's "Dads Day Off" with the window and cat from another of Deedee's kits "Open Window." You get outline images in the kit (as well as ready coloured images) so that you can colour or paper piece your images, as I have done here.

Haven't participated in this month's challenge? You can still purchase this set for just $1.25 this month at our shop. You can get it here if you are a resident of the European Union, or get it here if you are NOT a resident of the EU.

























I designed all this in PS, including making the fireplace and flames, I used a PS "fringing action" by Atomic Cupcake, for the rug, added my brother's photo to the frame above the mantle, as it's his birthday, printed it all out with a double window frame and sentiment to layer, then added Stickles to the fire, 3D'd the sentiment and it's ready to post.
Digi of the month May - Dad's Day Off
Open Window




Papers by Creating Bloom Designs 
Brick wall & fireplace

Saturday, 2 May 2015

National Scrapbooking Day

It's National Scrapbooking Day and Deedee's Digi's have decided to be in the spirit of it all and have


A challenge that will run from May 2nd - 9th 

 Lift a Design Team Members card. 
We've also got a discount code for you to use at the shop, as well as a prize for one blessed winner!

First, the coupon code! You can save 21% between now and Saturday, 9 May on any purchase at the shop using the code: NSD21

To use this code: add items to your cart, then click the "Checkout" button. At the bottom left of the "Checkout" screen, type the code into the "Enter Coupon" text box. Then click the "Apply" button directly to the right of this box to apply the discount. Your total should then be discounted. Complete the checkout process.

Now me being me, read it wrong and did a Scrapbook page layout, but hey! it's Spring so you must have some flowers in your garden OR rubbish that you would like to share! so c'mon don't let me be the only one who doesn't have anyone "case" their "card". OK, OK I know I did wrong, if you can't enter I hope you enjoyed seeing my shrubs and tree at their best. Helped with the "Grown with Love "digi kit. Some great images in the kit to help out in all gardening pages and even cards!






UPDATE -
Well it seems Kathy our Sponsor Coodinator had decided to case my layout and here it is, great case ay?

http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/r224-inspired-by-nature.html  Inspired by nature - Yep!

http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/friday-challenge-spring.html  Spring - Yep!

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-110-must-always-use-image.html  Must an image - Yep!

Friday, 1 May 2015

DSC # 138 NEW Monthly Challenge

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for -

A New MONTHLY challenge at

 Digitally Sweet Challenges

the Theme is 

Anything Goes


Kris gave us fabulously happy kits to choose our images from, I've used Ladybug/Daisies Planter and birthday sentiment from the same name kit, with flowers and sun from the Sunny Days kit, the bloomiful sentiment comes from the Lily's flowers kit. I designed it in PS then printed it out. I just added Stickles to the sunglasses and the daisies and 3D gloss to the eyes. A simple but so Happy card for a my friends Granddaughter.

 I just noticed that the made card looks a sunny card even with dark clouds in the background.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

50th birthday

Hi Everyone, today is a card I made for the niece who is going to China. It's her 50th birthday this week and I decided to use my Cameo and a file from Shirley's Templates, she gives the most beautiful freebie cutting files and has beautiful cutting files for sale too. I decided to use a 5 x 7 size card which was fortunate as so was the cut file LOL. The photo was taken just before I sent it, and would you believe it it was the first darkish day we had had in a couple of weeks, so the photo doesn't do it justice.


floral frame by Shirley's Cards
butterfly is a Tonic die
paper by Pink Petticoat
flowers are from Hobbycraft

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Girly

Hi Everyone, here I am again with another DT card for a Deedee's sponsored challenge, this time it is a colour challenge at Creative Moments Challenge my offering is a bottle of nail varnish! well not quite, LOL, but an image from the "Beautiful Lady" kit by Deedee's Digis, I used one of the outline images in the kit and coloured it in PS to match the colours required for the challenge. The inside paper is also from the kit recoloured to match. The sentiment on the top is also from the kit. I added it to my Cameo and cut the outside and the inside so easy to put together then, they actually match LOL.


























http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/youre-best-mom-new-mom-or-girly.html Girly - Yep!

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-225.html  Anything but square - Yep!

http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/2015/04/wonderful-wednesday_29.html Anything Goes - Yep!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Butterfly

Hi Everyone a DT post for Deedee's Digis today, she is sponsoring a challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches, I decided to use the sketch from TMS as I had to make a card for my niece, and, with colours which will match an outfit she wore to a wedding I decided to use the FlutteringBy kit from Deedee's.

I used the outline image of the Butterfly and Flower which is included in the kit and coloured it in PS to match the paper. All designed and printed out in PS. I layered the butterfly with 3 layers on the outer wing and 3D'd the sentiment, also from the same kit.

I thought it appropriate, as my niece has a farewell and birthday party this weekend as she off to China in a couple of months. It should have been in a week, but my Great niece has been chosen to dance for the UK in a Dance competion, she has told me which one, but senior moment and all that! and the finals are in July, of course she couldn't back out of it, so they are leaving in August. This card is to wish her luck.



Papers are all Pink Petticoat, which I have neglected for too long.




http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/things-with-wings.html  - Yep!

http://www.houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/april-challenge-add-butterfly-andor.html  Yep!

http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/april-27-springgreensblog-post-author.html  Hope there is enough Green!

http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/challenge-04-anything-goes.html  ATG - Yep!

http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe296.html  ATG - Yep!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Christmas Ornaments

Deedee's Digis are sponsoring a challenge at Craft your Passion  - Anything Goes and this is my DT offering, as I have been doing a few Christmas cards of late I decided to do another of the "cool" Ornamental  Contempo from Deedee's.

I used a Tattered Lace border embossing folder to make the background.  The striped paper is from the same kit, which I embossed with the same folder.

I used my Cameo to cut out the ornaments, I can't get over how fine it cuts out, can you see the hanging hooks, soooooo fine. I added tags done in PS, added pink card for the background layer and added green bling to the centre and ribbon to match.

Quite different colours for Christmas ay? but so bright and cheerful. In fact I think I'll send this to my Great Nephew who is in Australia, I think it would be just the thing for the OZ Summer Christmas.