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Friday 29 April 2011

cardmadfairy's digi days ~ Weddings

The success of our new challenge blog cardmadfairy's digi days has been fantastic, in part because of all our fabulous sponsors and entrants but also because of jenni's amazing digi's.

The challenge this time of course has to be no other than


Any brit will no why and maybe lots of others too,I got to use a digi from our sponsor "whoopsi daisy"

And isnt she a beauty!!!!!Ive tried to show you the lovely sparkle on her dress but it still hasnt shown to great, i used lace stickles and my promarkers to add some very pale pink to give the dress a slight bit of colour,
I would very much like to enter this card into several challenges if i may,


crafty sentiment-royal wedding

crafts and me-vintage/distressed

A spoonful of sugar-a right royal knees up

incy wincy-buttons and bows

crafty catz-congratulations


dovecraft wedding paper pack

digital image bride from whoopsie daisy

digital image sentiment from cardmadfairy

white grossgrain from stampin up

dovecraft brad

pink card

woodware button

silver twine

white sakura pen for faux stitching

stickles in lace

I hope you like it, and be sure to pop over take a look at the dt's work


Wednesday 27 April 2011

A bit of bacardi

I was asked to make a card with bacardi and a music theme from a wife to her husband and i must admit i was a little scared!!! as in all the craft shops ive ever been in ive never seen anything bacardi lol, so it was of to google to have a nosey round, to be honest i never thought it would look any good but thats what she wanted, so i tried my very best to do something decent and this was the result!!Here is a close up of the front, i put a little heart charm on it for that emotional element, and the wording was copied word for word from what she waanted written and printed off my laptop

I am entering this card into the following challenges

  1. OCC - Easel cards


  • Dovecraft papers for men

  • oval nesties plain and scallop

  • whie sakura

  • A5 card blank

  • white grossgrain from stamping up

  • die cut piccies from craft central

  • blue/gold shimmer card

  • card candy from craftwork cards

  • metal heart charm from meiflower

  • fiskars ribbon border punch

  • sentiment computer generated

  • silver/grey pearl paper

  • jump rings

  • bacardi piccie of google

And there you have it! what do you think? i hope you like it as its turned out much better than i imagined lol


Tuesday 26 April 2011

Recycle it !!!!!

Its abother challenge over at creative craft challenges and we are going green, no i dont mean the colour lol i mean recycle,

Our embossing challenge was a hit and we are hoping to see similar again guys.

Here is my recycling project, which is a pair of earrings made from several other bits of old or broken jewellery,

Our sponsors for this challenge are crafty ribbons and they are offering that lovely bundle of ribbons And some odd girl who are giving 3 digi's

we are offering a 1 month GDT spot also

And our lovely aly is offering a small embellishment pack to the winner of our top 3.


Monday 25 April 2011

Pear tree and colourful

Ive not been around much lately have i !!!!!!

with easter holidays hubby has been home, and he is a misery when it comes to my crafting :-o he doesnt feel the crafting love as i do, so ive not made anything for almost a week, and i can tell you im having serious withdrawals lol,

I thought id pop in briefly and show you this bright bracelet i made for my mum, she loves bright stuff espesh oranges.

I thought id enter it into the pear tree challenge as well as the theme is bright

i used cracked glass beads for this, all of which i got from ebay lol

bye for now happy crafters xxx


Wednesday 20 April 2011

Easter sale on digi's at cardmadfairy creations

jenni aka the cardmadfairy has an amazing sale on starting midnight thurs 21st till th 25th april, all her wonderfull digi'd are buy one get one free, and seeing as they are only 99p in the first place thats pretty fabulous, have a nosey here and see her lovely digi,s and remember if you use them in her challenge blog you can enter as many times as you like,


Monday 18 April 2011

lots of layers for cupcake

Wow havent we had a lovely weekend, well we have here in derbyshire anyway lol, we walked to my mums for dinner yesterday, its about 2 mile each way, so that was lovely but alex (5) found it tiring lol.


Anyway here is todays offering for you, another decoupage card, ive found these style go down very well at the local where folks keep asking for them.

A close up of the embossed card, i absolutely love the swirls folder, and hopefully you can see whare ive put my fave glossy accents on the lights and the models piccies in back ground, and glittered up the ladies dress.Challenges**

  1. Cupcake......lots of layers(decoupaged)

  2. Incy wincy......bright and bold ( i think it is as ive got lots of bright colours on green/yellow/pink etc)

  3. craft your passion......use dots (gems/liquid pearls/accented lights)

  4. Cute card inspired ( now you may wonder why i think this is weather inspired but let me fill you in,most of us ladies inc myself start to feel the need to look extra good when the sun is shining dont ya think, like getting your hair done hence my interpretation lol)

  5. Crafts and me.......ribbon

  6. Papetake weekly........truly dimensional

My recipe**

  • swirls cuttlebug folder

  • grossgrain ribbon

  • glossy accents

  • decoupage sheet ?

  • liquid pearls

  • green pearl gems

  • yellow and green card green inks


Thursday 14 April 2011

A recipe challenge at cardmadfairy's digi days

Can you believe we have another challenge set for you at cardmadfairy's digi days,

the time is flying by soo quickly since we started the challenge blog, of course we all use jennis fabby digi's and this card is no exception, i love her.

So your wandering what the challenge is then?????

we have a recipe for you

1. image


3. embellies

so there you go get your thinking caps on and se what you come up with,

I have used laura ashley papers as i thought they would look lovely with her? what do you think?


we are being sponsored by wax fruit for this challenge.

remember if you use a cardmadfairy digi you can enter our challenges as many times as you like, but otherwise its the once im afraid and you have to use digi's.

hope to see you there.

have a look at the dt's work over on the blog its fabulous.


I am entering this into 3 challenges

  1. paperplay ~photo inspiration

I have used for this card

  • laura ashley papers

  • cardmadfairy digi image

  • promarkers

  • ribbon from meiflower

  • prima flowers

  • woodware buttons


Tuesday 12 April 2011

creative craft challenges and embossing

We have lots to tell you over at creative craft challenges and a new challenge as well,

its an Embossing so get your heat guns out or perhaps your cuttlebug and see whats happening.

We are being sponsored by crafty individualsAnd which craft

Our number 1 of the top 3 is going to get digi's from doodle dragon studios

here is my embossing cards

This one is using heat embossing powders


And here is using my cuttlebug, and using doodle dragon digi's


Im going to enter a few challenges too with these cards

  1. My time to craft ~ on the spot, (card 2)

  2. Papertake weekly ~ truly dimensional (card 2)

  3. The stamp man ~ embossing (Card 1 and 2)

  4. Crafty catz ~ embossing (card 1 and 2)

Hope you like my cards and have a good day xxx


Saturday 9 April 2011

not a square card

I thought id show you this card, its very minimalistic but i think its quite an elegant looking card?? what do you think? This was made entirely by the craftworkcards goody bag i got myself as a treat, so all the goodies are primarily 2 colours, mine where silver/purple

I'd very much like to enter this into some challenges

  1. One stop - mono

  2. CES - mono

  3. Allsorts - anything but a square

  4. Papertake - anything goes

The recipe is a very simple one for this, everything except my sakuras where from craftworkcards lol


Thursday 7 April 2011

a bit of decoupage for ya

Hi guys its been a few days huh since my last post, its been crazy here and ive not had alot of time for my card making, and also had a mojo mash lol, so i thought get out the die cut decoupage and have a go it's easy. well here is the result!!! and you know what i like it.


Now whenYou say decoupage and most of you will think old fashioned maybe or just plain, but i love it on the right card with the right layout it can be fab,These die cut decoupage sheets were a mere 50p and you got 2 different sets on them, ill show you the other one later,Now this one i just love as its getting ready for holiday season and summer it just sums up the holiday experience for me lol,



  • tea party papers from dovecraft

  • die cut decoupage

  • glossy accents

  • stickles

  • white anitas ribbon

  • red pearlised card stock

  • red pearl gems

  • sakura pens

  • 6x6 card blank

I do hope you like this one i have another to show you later.


Friday 1 April 2011

Easter at cardmadfairy's digi days

We are really getting into our stride over at cardmadfairy's digi days, we are onto another challenge and that is........Easter

and we are being sponsored by chi chi memories

And this is my card using one of jenni's digis,Challenges *


  • cardmadfairy digital image

  • oval nesties

  • gems

  • die cut flowers

  • yellow swiss dots ribbon

  • white button and rik rak from stash

  • promarkers

  • glossy accents

  • basics pt 1 papers from dovecraft

  • 6x6 card blank

  • alphabet beads

pop over have a nosey at the girls dt projects there fabulous xx