Thursday 13 June 2013

It's a new Colour Challenge over at The Outlawz

It is Colour Challenge time again over at The Outlawz. 
As you may know I was recently asked to be on the 
Design Team for the Colour Challenge Group. 
Each week one of the Design Team gets to choose the colour palette and twist. 
This week was my turn and below is what I came up with. 
I loved the soft colours of these roses  - a perfect colour combination.
Of course there is always a twist and I love layering  - so there too is my Twist.

Again our generous sponsor is

Here is what I made

I used a creamy pearl paper throughout embossing the background and sponging in pink and apricot ink for the first layer. The second layer I used a MS punch attaching my own apricot ribbon to it - second layer then added one of my favourite Spellbinder dies - the poinsettia cut out with mottled dp. 
The leaves are also from the cream card stock - more layers. 
Added a bit of glitter with a gel pen to the centres of the flower and leaves 
and finished off with a pearl brad and a tag with sentiment from GinaK

Hope you get a chance to pop over to The Outlawz and check out all the
 different challenges there - one for every day of the week 
and also see what the other talented Ladies from the 
Colour Challenge have made for inspiration. 

Thanks for popping in to see my work. I  appreciate you taking the time to do so.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

New challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies - Make a Box.

Our challenge for you over at Crafting with Dragonflies 

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog

this fortnight is to

  Make a Box - any theme.

but before I get into the details I would just love to say how awesome it was to see 
SO MANY enter our 'One for the Girls" Challenge.
 It was enormously popular and so rewarding to see you uploading them to our blog.

Just a word about our challenges. 
To be eligible for our Sponsored Prizes you need to be a follower.
and our simple rules are here

Our sponsor QKR was generous in giving the Design Team
 a digi image to work with.
 I chose QKR1705 Rose.

I decided to make a box for my cards to fit nicely inside and is perfect as a gift 
for someone who likes handmade cards and just adds that personal touch.

Here is what I made.

My box with cards displayed

- cards inside

close up of QKR1705 Rose highlighted with gold gel pen.

This is the Tutorial on how I made it.
and the items I used to do so - 

All papers used are from American Crafts - Purple Haze
Spellbinders Fancy Labels 2 behind Rose
Spellbinders Labels 20 
Spellbinders Blossoms 3
Martha Stewart & SU punches
Marianne Die LR0139
Gina K stamps - Dogwood & Butterflies & Country Roads
Kaisercraft pearls
Own ribbons

Our prizes for this challenge are sponsored by


QKR - 5 Digis of winner's choice

Sassy Studio Designs - 4 Digis of winner's choice

Don't forget to pop over to the other Design Teamies to see their gorgeous boxes on their blogs.

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see your creations over at