I believe

I believe

If you follow my blog you will know I’m having a storecupboard January- using up stash and trying out moneysaving ideas as I go. I’m also playing with my new Cougar!

My money saving tip of the day is using cheap baby wipes to clean your craft mat if you’ve been using glimmer sprays/ distress inks etc. When they dry out you can use them as a textured background. I sprayed this baby wipe with home-made glimmer sprays (I made these with a few drops of pearlescent ink in water in a mini mister) to give an impression of  sky and grass.

The beautiful cutting file was one that had been made by Linda using a pattern found at this web site.  Linda has a great web site with free stuff as well as some great files to buy. Her site is here. I used my Cougar to cut a copy in black card and one on lilac pearlescent paper (both scraps!) I then layered them as if there was a shadow.

My stamp was fairy on tiptoes from Lili of the valley. I coloured with Promarkers, mounted on a scray of lilac pearlescent card and lightly embossed the edge by hand. I also added 3 pearl gems.

My sentiment is also LOTV mounted on a circle punched from scrap card and decorated with pearls.

 I also used pearls on a couple of the swirls.

I would like to enter the following challenges
2 sisters challenge- things with wings
Crafting for all seasons- fairies
Flutter by wednesdays- open
Card Caravan challenge- sparkle
I brake for challenges- simple
Crafty sentiments- love and romance (plan to do this for hubby as he starts a new project)
Truly scrumptious challenge- shabby pastels and paint
Aud sentiments challenge- any sentiment but must use scraps
Just inspirational challenges- Inspiration picture

Flower power easel card

Flower power easel card

I’ve finally tried adding flower embellishments to a card!

I have an age to add to the circle once I know the recipient of the card! I used distress inks and perfect pearls to do the background for the LOTV stamp. Image was coloured with Promarkers.The flowers are all WOC. I added a couple of gems to the flowers in her hair.

 I used glitter spray on all the yellow card.

I would like to enter the following challenges.
Sweet stamps- easel card
Paper pretties- embellish
Hanna and Friends- glitter
Totally Papercrafts- glitter it
Krafty girlz challenges- glitter and bling
Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes
More than favors- anything goes
The paper shelter- anything goes

Time to try a pretty card!

Time to try a pretty card!

I loved the idea of a random act of cardness so have made this to give to someone just because!

 LOTV image and Happy Everything sentiment coloured with Promarkers. Butterfly gemstones, ribbon and papers from stash. Flower made using heart punch and Promarkers.

 I would like to enter this card for the following challenges
Card Cupids- random acts of cardness, anything goes.
CES challenges- pretty girls.
Craft Your Passion- anything goes, with ribbon
Crafty cardmakers- anything goes