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Thursday, 25 December 2014

C.R.A.F.T design team challenge! Anything Goes

Hi everyone!
It's here!! Merry Christmas everyone!! As I have 2 small kids I am writing this in advance! Hopefully i shall be too busy opening my crafty presents to be blogging today!!I hope you all got what you wanted and that santa has made you happy!

The challenge at C.R.A.F.T. challenge is to create anything at all! 
The first prize is 3 images from:

2nd prize is 7 (yes 7!) images from :

3rd prize is 5 images from:

4th prize is 4 images from:
And finally for Top 3 a CD from



fabulous prizes!well worth a go I think!

My image is from QKR stampede




Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Design Team post!

Oh my goodness Christmas is nearly here!! This is my last post this year for Tuesday Throwdown .
And it's a fab challenge-especiallly if you get some Christmas goodies and want to give them a go!!
Anything Goes!!
So just make anything! 

My image is christmas stocking from crafty girl-you can find the image here on Stitchy bear stamps!

I have paper pieced the stocking! If you're not sure how to do this then just print the image onto white and then onto your coloured paper of choice. Cut out the pieces you want to be patterned and then stick them over your white image. Colour in the white parts that are left and that's it!! really simple but effective.


I have added a blinged up piece of holly die cut from mirri card, and stamped Nana across the top!
hope you like it!
Thank for any comments you may make.
Irene xx

Creative Card Crew DT Anything Goes challenge post

Hi everyone!!
Almost the magical day! I am soooo excited! My oldest is 3 so just getting into the christmas thing! My little 5 month old isn't quite there yet and he will just love the paper I'm sure!
At Creative Card Crew we have an Anything Goes challenge so it's really easy! Just create anything!!there will be no commenting for about 3 weeks but I think I would still be commenting as I love seeing everyones cards!

My card is a christmas one and the image is from our fab sponsor A Day For Daisies who will be giving away $12 worth of digi images as a prize!
The other prize will be from Dies R Us who are offering a voucher for $10!
well worth entering!!
Now onto my card. 
I have used some freebie backing papers which I love! the image is Elves At Work which I coloured with promarkers and mounted onto 2 spellbinders die cuts. The sentiment is from Tattered Lace and the silver dots from Docrafts.


Thank you for looking and for any comments you make!
Looking forward to seeing your makes!
Love Irene xx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

My first C.R.A.F.T. challenge post! It's a sketch

Hi all! 
Exciting-my first post with the CRAFT team!
We have a sketch for you which is fab!


I have used an image from Pickled pot pourri called Nature's Greetings Deer-he is just majestic! I love him!
I have improvised on the sketch a bit but you can follow it as closely as you like as long as we can see it's the sketch!


I thought he was ideal for a man card. When I cut the memory box snowflake I was going to use the flake but I liked the piece that was left over instead! I have added some candi and stamped a sentiment and embossed it in gold. I have used distress ink in a mix of walnut stain and vintage photo to colour in Mr deer! Ribbon from my stash and distressed with vintage photo.

The prizes for the challenge are from flonzcraftPickled pot pourriyours or mine papercraft and for top 3 Karens doodles. So there are loads of chances of an amazing prize!!
Pop on over now to C.R.A.F.T challenge

Thank you for looking and nay comments you may make.
Irene xx

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

exciting news!!

Hi everyone!
hope you are all well!!
I have been really busy with christmas things but think I am nearly sorted now!

So on to my exciting news!!!.........
I am on the C.R.A.F.T challenge design team!!! EEeeek! exciting !

I will be starting to post every other week from next week and will be commenting more if possible! Can't wait to see what makes you have for the challenges! there's some great ones to come!!

Love Irene xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Creative Card Crew Birthday with Sentiment

Hi everyone!
Another design team post for me today!
This one is from Creative Card Crew! The challenge is Birthday with sentiment-so show us your birthday cards!

The sponsor is delicious doodles who are giving away 4 digi images to one lucky winner! The other winner will receive a surprise from Mariannes designs.


I have used Kraft card and added some gingham card on top. The doily is a die from Tattered Lace-the card is from Kanban, as are the flowers which came out of the center of the die! I have covered the strawberries with some Anitas 3D gloss but it's hard to catch it on a picture!

Thank you for looking and any comments you may make!
Looking forward to your makes!!

Bling It On Tuesday Throwdown DT post

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Bling It On challenge!! It's a brilliant one with Christmas so close! A Christmas card really suits some bling!
My image is  Robyns Fetish Gingerbread House. It just called out for glittery snow-sadly cameras are not good at picking up said glittery snow!! I have also added some Anitas 3D gloss to the hearts!
I have made a box cracker with some Kanban card and added some red organza ribbon. these are great to make and can be used year after year. Just stuff the ends with tissue paper and the gift will stay inside!




Looking forward to seeing all your creations. Thank you for looking and any comments you make!
Irene xx

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