Take Time

wow, it’s april 1st already so it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; this month we’d like you to add a butterfly and/or use the colours in this inspiration photo:


for my DT card, i used different colours and i added a die cut butterfly. the smaller butterflies were already there but they were an ivory colour so i coloured them with colour pencils to match mine. visit the blog to see what my talented teamies have created and then i hope you’ll play along!

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Sweet Chicks

it’s time for a new challenge theme at the house of cards and this month we’d like to see some creations with enamel dots, a fun product i’ve not used before.


for my DT card, i water coloured one of the chick images from the penny black chick to chick clear set with twinkling H2Os and added turquoise and yellow dots; the banners were included in the paper pad – my mind’s eye ‘the sweetest thing.’


check out the blog for a video on how to make your own enamel dots and for links to all the design team members for some very inspiring projects.

i hope you’ll join us at the house!

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Love Is In The Air

it’s the first of the month and time for a new theme at the house of cards: it’s a Word Cue Challenge and the word for february is LOVE.


for my DT card, i created this valentine card for my husband. i used this adorable bear couple from the Cuddly Buddly Clear Stamp set – Love is in the Air CBS0017, water coloured with twinkling H2Os; i stamped and cut the heart sentiment from the Cuddly Buddly set – Little Poppets in Love CBS0016 four times to give it some dimension.

Cuddly Buddly Love Is In The Air.2.blog-1

i used used Kim’s Digi Papers – Pretty Mix – Pink by Kim MacFarlane and finished it off with an impression obsession die heart border.

i hope you’ll come and play along!

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
cute card thursday – Challenge 358 – Stamping Mad!
fairy tale – #110, Etwas mit einem Herz / Something with a heart
sweet stampin’ – LOVE
really reasonable ribbon – hearts and ribbon

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Exciting News

happy new year and welcome to some new followers; thank you for taking an interest in my creations.

i have some exciting news to share – i’ve been invited to join the house of cards challenge design team for a six month term; it’s a monthly challenge with different themes and a lot of inspiration by the talented team.

this month the challenge is to use glitter and/or the given colour combo and this is the beautiful inspiration photo for january:

january inspiration

and here’s what i was inspired to create:

house of cards january

i used three memory box dies to cut glitter paper – the corner wildflower die, the ribbon slide and the thanks sentiment; i cut the petals from watercolour paper, coloured them with twinkling H2Os and attached them to the card.

i hope you’ll come and play along!

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From Our House

the house of cards challenge is having an end of term blog hop and DT call; here’s the beautiful inspiration photo:

better homes chocolate and turquoise placesetting

i went with the colours and trees to create this scene. the house and trees are marianne design dies; i lightly sanded the card stock of the house, used marianne design snow paper for all the snow and popped everything on foam tape. i painted a wash of yellow twinkling H2Os to attach behind the windows and door.

marianne design house scene

i’d also like to submit this to the winter theme at marianne’s design divas challenge.

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