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Lauren’s Very Special Card


Here is a very special card for a very special little girl her name is Lauren and she is my granddaughter. Have not been home yet to see my grandchildren since the beginning of March and miss them all so much.

Not sure if this has been done before …. probably has but I haven’t seen it yet …. I made the diamond pop up card for her but it looked too small so decided to put in onto an easel card …. turned out really good. If it’s out there let me know would love to see what other bloggers have created.

Made another flower with lace but to make it zing I added a paper flower, rose and a butterfly. Added lots of sparkle to her name and number also onto the stamped images. Coloured little Mimosa and Mimo Roses with pro-markers. Cut out name and number and then 3D them with foam pads.

Creatible Belli challenge wanted birthday with old and forgotton …. the old …. I used my Cricut Expression, which has been stuck in the cupboard for a long time …. Andrew bought it for Christmas for me 3 years ago, complete surprise, and I have hardly used it. Wanted to add Lauren’s name to the card so dragged it out of the cupboard …. dusted it off and set it to work. I am really going to try and get on with it. Entering for these challenges:


Entered for:
The Shabby Tea Room – Get Your Bling On …. Not usually a bling person but she cried out for her dress to be sparkly and so he didn’t feel left out I sparkled the flowers …. just what Lauren loves …. all glittery.
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Do Something Different …. First time I have put two cards together.
KL Stampin N Scrappin – Inside Out Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge – Easel Card
A Spoon Full of Sugar – 3D Something
Creative Belli Challenge – Birthday – Old and Forgotton
Incy Wincy Designs – Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge – Girly card with flowers
Pollycraft Monday – Here comes the sun
PaperPlay Challenge – Stamp/Digi and Bling
STAMP with us – Birthday


My Favourite Things


Pop on over to Crafty Angels and see the good news….Huge Drum Roll…..they have a fantastic prize up for grabs this month….not only that…. from this week on they will be picking the top 3 favourite cards, project or LO from all the entries. If you are lucky enough to be chosen there is also a blinkie up for grabs….there has been a sneak peak in the side bar for the last week….now is that good news or what.

Another little treat for you is we have a guest designer for the month of April her name is Charmaine and her work is fabulous you won’t be disappointed when you check out her blog.

Onto the theme for this week…. Evonne has said she would like to see… My Favourite Things….anything you like…wherever it takes you… well bit of a problem here sweetie because I love it all.

Started with pastel colours…probably my favourite… then came stamping and embossing….next paper piecing it….punching… just went on and on.

Can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with…thanks Evonne for such a lovely challenge.

Entering for:
Flutter By Wednesday – Sparkle and Butterfly
Allsorts Challenge – Petals and Pearls…this sounds so soft and floaty.
Just Magnolia – Punch it out
Raise The Bar – Spring for it
Roses on Paper – Layers
Stamp Something – Stitch Something
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Cutie Pie
Stampavie and more – Butterflies

Those butterflies are just adorable…enjoy


EFD Blog Hop


“Welcome to the Second “Ethereal Forest Designs” Blog Hop!!! If you just happen to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to our Design Team Coordinator, Darsie Bruno’s Blog HERE and start your hop!

Along the way, please make sure you comment on each one of the design team members blog, then return to the Ethereal Forest Designs blog and make a comment! At the end of the hop, one lucky winner who has commented on all the blogs will receive a $10.00 voucher to the Ethereal Forest Designs Store.

Here is my creation for the EFD Blog Hop:

I am using the beautiful image called Jewel Flowers…added some gems to the middle of the flowers and diamond glaze so they really sparkle.

The sentiment is in French and it is for a 90th Birthday.

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:







Ethereal Forest Designs:

The winner will be announced on the Ethereal Forest Designs blog on Friday, April 16th. Deadline to complete the hop will be Thursday, April 15th.

Thank you for taking the time to play along. All of the images used in the design teams creations can be found at the Ethereal Forest Designs Store

Challenges I am entering for:
Colour Create – Challenge – Lilac, Grey & White
The Corrosive Challenge – Textures….me thinks there are lots of textures in this card.
Simple Doodles – Inspire others
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle – Birthday
Cute Card Thursday -Touchy Feely




Isn’t she just gorgeous…. wow I just love my new digi image from Fred She Said…. Smelling the Cherry Blossoms, love these easel cards also.

Did my usual watercolouring and made my own flowers.

Wanted her hair to have a real sheen to it so added black Sakura glaze and also put red sakura glaze to the edges of her kimono and dotted the trees also. Stamped some trailing vine and grass onto the image. Papers are from Pink Petticoat, these digi papers just lend themselves to lots of different projects because you have so many colour choices.

Just couldn’t resist it and used stitching again.

The little pearl flowers are more or less the colour of the blog header for Fred She Said….

Entering for Fred She Said – Blog Header & Background.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Spots and Dots.

ABC Challenge – N is for New

Crafty Angels week 21 -“What’s your colour?”

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Sketch#34

Lucy’s Cards – Challenge #5 – Polka Dots





Entering this easel card for Die Cuts r us Challenge which is to make a project inspired by the colours in the DCRU image. Have to say I just love these colours and making this card was such a pleasure.

Papers used are all from Pink Petticoat a lovely digi download shop which I found a long time ago and can’t get enough of them, I can always find a colour match for my projects.

Also for the Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge paper pleating, which I love and there is a fabulous tutorial by Mina.

Tilda was coloured with Copics and Pro Markers then sat her on two nesties. I stitched the paper pleating with a scalloped stitch to hold it all together. Have to say my dressmaking comes in handy at times like this but it is much easier with material than paper. Lots of matting and layering with pleating, scallops and ribbon. MS punch was used for the pleating edges and the waste pleats were added to the bottom of the card.

Stamping up punches and sentiment, along with an art impressions stamp at the top of the card, flowers, brads, gems and dew drops were all added to make Tilda look oh so pretty.

I opened the card out full length and took a picture to show you how pretty the colours are.020008010046


Easel Calendar


What a day we had yesterday – no internet connection or e-mail for the whole day or night…. and sad to say I missed it. Card pictures not too good the storms made the light impossible (not taking them again).

Found these lovely papers called Golden Harvest on a digi web site – the Digichick aren’t they just fabulous. Also to buy with the set was the 2010 calendar papers.

Copied and pasted the monthly calendar into a word document and downsized so they would fit onto the card. After printing, they were all cut to the same size and stitched together so that the months when finished can be torn off easier.

Matching flowers were cut from the paper and put on the sides of the card and used a Fiskars punch to make edging strips. Two pieces of matching looped ribbon were added to the centre of each large flower – brads, ribbon and beads all from stash.


Bit time consuming to make but well worth the effort. Can see me making more and giving to friends as little gifts.

Entering into two challenges with this card

Stamping for the Weekend 2009 A Calendar and second is

Stamp With Fun Challenge#39 Happy New Year.