Monday, 29 July 2019

Buttons and Bows at Allsorts

My friend Kath has set this weeks challenge over at Allsorts and her theme is Buttons and Bows.Miraculously I have actually managed to put the idea in my head for this challenge into practice, I think the wet weekend helped.
I dusted off the button jar as I decided that buttons would be the perfect centre for the flowers in this Bugaboo Image Teacup Flowers 2 Spot. I coloured the image with Distress Oxides and the papers are Lawn Fawn Spring Fling. I think that the ribbon is American Crafts and the blue card and base card are both Craftwork Cards but probably not available any more.

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Sketchy Bears

I'm here with a couple of cards which I made for our latest challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. 
We have another great sketch to use from Kathie and apart from using sentiments instead of a flower I've pretty much followed it exactly.

For both cards I have used images from Lili of the Valley, my papers are also from Lili of the Valley but are discontinued, the sentiments came from Craftwork Cards some time ago and I have had the Prima flowers for more years than I care to remember.
Pearls are Dreamees, they are still available.

Here is Kathies fabulous sketch, I do hope that you might join us at SSW2 this challenge.

I am entering my cards in the following challenges

Crafty Friends Challenge - Summer Colours


Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

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Sunday, 14 July 2019


It's been a busy time in our house for the last couple of months, we are in the midst of decorating, my husband turned 60 in June and had a big party and then we went away for a fabulous 10 days in Fuschl in Austria. This was our balcony and yes the lake really was that colour.

Image may contain: people sitting, sky, outdoor, water and nature

So we had a new challenge start last Wednesday over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and here is my card.

I went slightly off the sketch as I flipped it and did my roibbon slightly differently but my sister-in-law who was the recipient liked it.

Papers and sentiment Craftwork Cards Boutique Floral - retired
Dies - Tonic, Memory Box and MFT Die-namics
and here is the sketch for this fortnight

If you are inspired thne do hop over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog and play along with us.

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