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May Card Challenge

The challenge for May is colours of Autumn. I love Autumn in the UK where I grew up, with all the crispy leaves on the ground and bare trees. I do miss that, as we just don't get it here in QLD (although I don't miss the cold LOL). So with that in mind, I thought it would make a good challenge...those gorgeous colours of autumn...oranges, yellows, greens and browns. It doesn't have to be an autumn themed card, just those colours. This one should take you out of your comfort zone and get you thinking :)

TO ENTER: Simply make a card, scrapbooking page or other project following the theme and give it to me, email me a picture, or a link to your project. Competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 28th May Voting will commence on Wednesday 29th May and will finish Saturday 2nd June. The winner will be announced as soon as possible after that date   THE RULES: The rules are very simple and are as follows:  The card/project must be your own design and made by you…

April Challenge Winner

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in announcing the winner, but what a challenge we had!! So many gorgeous cards again, but one very definite favourite this time. The winner with an outstanding 17 votes is.... Rhonda Congratulations Rhonda, your card is gorgeous and tricked a number of people, who thought it was made by Pam. Nice work!! Your voucher will be available in store when you next pop in.  Now please forgive me if I have any of these names wrong, but I had a couple of entries with no name anywhere, so I wasn't 100% sure who made them. There were so many nice cards in this challenge in second place was card 1 by Jean (Saturday's Class) Card 2 by Sue came in 3rd and what an amazing amount of work went into this card. All those handmade!!

Card 3 was another one by Rhonda Card 5 by Pam Card 6 by Jenelle
Card 7 also by Rhonda Card 8 by Maralene Card 9 another by Sue Card 10 another by Rhonda Card 11 by Jean (Saturdays Class) Card 12 by Pat (I added an extr…

Gift Card Holder

Ever found that it’s really hard to find a gift for a guy? I always find it hard, so when I came up with this idea I was wrapped. It’s a gift card holder and with the papers that I used to design this one it is perfect (I think) for a man. Just get him a gift card for his favourite shop and pop it inside – perfect!
The papers that I used are from Kaisercraft and they are Christmas designs, although you can use these ones all year round. I kept the design fairly simple with just a knotted black ribbon and Spellbinders Labels 28 on the front. I have blended the Labels with some Distress Ink and stamped with one of my favourite sentiments from JustRite Stampers.

Inside is decorated with the same papers and there’s a pocket for the gift card. It’s a bit hard to see in this photo but the card sits behind the strip of paper in the middle of the card.
Supplies:Kaisercraft “Geese” Paper Kaisercraft “Swans” Paper Spellbinders Labels 28 Old Paper Distress Ink Walnut Stain Distress Ink JustRite Sta…

Birds on a Branch

I had this card in my head for a long time before it actually hit my desk. I thought the birds 3D design would be perfect for the bird cage and also matched the papers really well. The papers are from Graphic 45’s A Ladies Diary collection. The branch is from Marianne Designs and I added some dark brown seam binding, plus ivory and brown roses to embellish the card. Supplies:Bazzill Brown CardstockGraphic 45  - Ladies Diary Collection - “Delicate Detail” Marieke’s Design 3D Sheet 2268
Marianne Designs Bird Cage – LR0147Marianne Designs Bird on branch- LR0138Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags TwoJustrite Stamps – Ever After Antique Labels OneVintage Photo & Antique Linen Distress InkRoses from Green Tara

2013 Desk Calendar

Another quick and easy gift idea for Christmas or a birthday in the New Year – a desk calendar. Made from one sheet of A4 cardstock, some Bazzill Basics cardstock and some scrapbooking paper, with just a few embellishments to decorate. The A4 cardstock has just a few folds in it to create the desktop calendar. Cut some cardstock and paper to glue/tape to the front. I used the corners from the Spellbinders Antique Frames and Accents die set behind the calendar. The flourishes are from Marianne Creatables Anja’s Flowers.I embellished with some roses and cherry blossoms from Green Tara.Supplies:Mini CalendarSpellbinders Antique Frame & AccentsCreatables LR0250

Ferrero Rocher Box

I made one of these boxes for Christmas and it was very popular, so after Christmas we made one in class. I changed the sentiment to Happy Birthday and I changed the flourishes as the others weren’t suitable. On the original box I used the Marianne Creatables Holly Flourish, this one uses another Marianne Creatables Flourish from the LR0116 Frame Die Set. It makes a great gift for someone when you just want to give them something small. I made the measurements specific to the Ferrero Rocher 3pk of chocolates, but you could adjust it to fit other size packs. Thanks for looking.Pion Designs 12” Sheet of B & W Images Spellbinders Fleur De Lis RectanglesMarianne Creatables – LR0116 (Swirls)Nellie Snellen Floral Punch - Rose LeafJustRite Stampers – Large Fancy Sentiments

April Challenge – Mother’s Day