Saturday, 28 March 2015

DT Call

Hi everyone,
I'm just stopping by to let you know that there is a DT call taking place at Winter Wonderland and you can find more information about it here. If you enjoy making Christmas projects and would like to make a head start on your cards this year then we'd love to hear from you!

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Before I go I just want to apologise for being a bad blogger again this week. There don't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment but I'll catch up with you all soon! :)

Have a great weekend!

Rebecca.
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter/Spring at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
Our new theme at Deep Ocean Challenges is Easter/Spring. I've used the cute Tilda with Elsie the Lamb (coloured with Inktense pencils) with Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers (hand-stitched). I have also used:
Carnation, tulips, open roses, rosebuds - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace - Live and Love Crafts
Seam binding - Ribbon Girl
Butterflies - Noor! Design die
Letters - Pion Design cut-out sheet
Pearls, tag, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Samuel Taylors


































































It's a very special week for us at Deep Ocean because this is our 100th challenge and we're having several prizes to celebrate! You can find more information and lots of gorgeous inspiration over at the blog!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Easter
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Butterflies
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above

Thank you for stopping by, your lovely comments mean so much to me!

Rebecca.
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Friday, 20 March 2015

Warm Winter Wishes at Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone,
It's time for a new Winter Wonderland challenge and our theme is Warm Winter Wishes so we'd like to see images with warm winter clothing! I've gone quite simple this time with a pre-coloured Mo Manning topper from the Hobby House. I've also used:
Papers (from a discontinued pad), sentiment tag - Lili of the Valley

Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace - Ribbon Girl (smaller lace is from my stash)
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Twine - from my stash



































We are sponsored for this challenge by Crafty Ribbons:


Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your lovely comments. Have a great weekend!

Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Lots of Layers at In the Pink

Good morning everyone,
We have a new challenge for you at In the Pink and we'd like to see Lots of Layers. I decided to make a shaker card for a change! I had so much fun with this so I'll definitely be making some more soon. The image is Blossom from Lili of the Valley - she was one of the first I bought from there and remains one of my favourites. I've also used:
Papers, postcard, butterflies - Pion Design: Paris Flea Market (via Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding, lace, twine, pin, heart button (with added Picket Fence and Crackle paint), resin bird (with added paint) - Ribbon Girl
Open roses, apple blossom, sweetheart blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts
Bird cage (covered with Shabby White Frantage) - Live and Love Crafts
Beads (for the butterflies and shaker) - from my stash































































You'll find some beautiful inspiration from my lovely teammates and our talented guest designer over at the In the Pink blog. We would love to see you there and you could be the lucky winner of a £10 voucher to spend in the gorgeous Ribbon Girl store!

http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you for taking the time to stop by - your comments and support mean so much to me!

Rebecca.

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Hello everyone,
Happy Mother's Day! I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. I have a Mother's Day card to share with you and it was inspired by the beautiful photo collage for this month's Live and Love Crafts challenge - I absolutely loved this colour scheme as soon as I saw it. I've used:
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design Vintage Spring and Summer Basics (via LLC)
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Simply Sophisticated set
Frame (layered, painted, and given a coat of Crackle Paint with some Pumice Stone Distress Ink rubbed into the cracks), roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ivory ribbon, lace, cheesecloth, butterflies (Pion Design: My Precious Daughter - with added microbeads and cord), Prima Vax Cord - Live and Love Crafts
Flourishes - Marianne Design die
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Pin - from my stash














































I added some Mica Fragments to Aged Ivory Frantage:























I'm entering the following challenge:
Live and Love Crafts - Photo Inspiration Collage:



Thank you so much for stopping by - you make my day with your lovely comments. I hope you all have a brilliant Mother's Day!

Rebecca.
x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Vintage at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
It's time for a new Deep Ocean Challenge and our theme is Vintage. I decided to use the gorgeous new Pion Design Paris Flea Market collection (available at Live and Love Crafts) and the layers (hand-stitched), postcard, stamps, butterflies (with added micro beads), tags and spool are all from those papers. I've also used:
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Cheesecloth, lace, paper pocket - Live and Love Crafts
Seam binding - Ribbon Girl
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Hanger (with added Shabby White Frantage) - Tim Holtz
Pins, hemp twine - from my stash






























































A close-up of the tags:




































We have a great prize on offer from the Ribbon Girl who are sponsoring us for this challenge - I hope you can join us over at the Deep Ocean Challenge blog!

 
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Scrap & Craft - Mother's Day
Fussy and Fancy - Ribbons and Lace
Papertake Weekly - Mum's the Word
 
Thank you so much for visiting - your lovely comments make my day!
 
Rebecca.
x

Friday, 6 March 2015

Animal Antics at Winter Wonderland

Good morning everyone,
I have my first Christmas card of the year to share with you today and it's for our new challenge at Winter Wonderland: Animal Antics. I've used:
Image (Skating Fun - coloured with Inktense pencils), sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design: Vintage Winter Basics (via LLC)
Ribbon, lace, paint dabber - Ribbon Girl
Cheesecloth - Live and Love Crafts
Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Memo pin (with added paint) - Tim Holtz
Bottle, pin, wooden snowflakes (covered with a mixture of Chunky White Frantage and Silver Tinsel embossing powder) - from my stash 
(I've added some Snow-Tex to the flowers, bottle and sentiment)





























































We have a fantastic prize on offer from Wild Rose Studio who have generously sponsored us with three stamps for the lucky winner!


We're back to Christmas projects only now so if you want to make a head start on your Christmas crafting we would love to see you at the Winter Wonderland blog! You'll find some gorgeous inspiration there from my teammates.

I'm entering the following challenge:
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Cute Critters

Thank you for stopping by - your comments mean so much to me!

Have a lovely weekend.


Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 5 March 2015

For a Special Lady at In the Pink

Good morning,
It's time for a new challenge at In the Pink and we would like to see creations For a Special Lady - perfect with Mother's Day just around the corner! I've used one of my favourite Lili of the Valley stamps which had a couple of outings last year and it's called Pretty Bouquet. I've also used:
Papers and butterflies - Pion Design: Studio of Memories (via LLC)
Lace - Live and Love Crafts
Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Flourishes (with layer of Aged Rose Frantage) - Marianne Design die
Pearls, spool - Samuel Taylors
Pins - from my stash































































We are sponsored this time by Dies to Die For with a fantastic prize of a £15 voucher!

Christine Levison's photo.

You'll find some beautiful inspiration from my teammates over at the In the Pink blog - we'd love to see you there and at our Facebook page!

http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Add Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - All or Nothing (one layer or lots of layers)
ABC Challenge - E is for Exceptionally Cute

Thank you so much for stopping by - your lovely comments make my day!

Rebecca.
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