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This pre coloured topper came from The Hobby House.

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Here are today’s challenges:
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – summer flowers
http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – childs play
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – 2 word sentiment
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/ – patterned paper
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.co.uk/ – sparkle and shine
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/ – hello friend
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/ – summertime
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/ – circles

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Decorate a plate

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you

John 14:26

This weeks is Arts Week at my children’s school and they are running a school wide project to decorate paper plates.  This includes parents so here is my contribution:

 

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Challenges:

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – anythng but a card
http://www.2creativechicks.com/ – popcicle sticks or any tpe of food conatiner
http://liastampz.blogspot.co.uk/ – not a card
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/- cute
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ – for the kids
http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/ – not a card
http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything but square
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes

The plate is for display purposes only!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Let the adventure begin…

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

I have used a Mo Manning digi to make this CAS card.  This is for my son’s birthday next month.  He recently bought a leather cowboy hat (unusual, I know)  but this digi is perfect for him as he is also a scout.

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Challenges:
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – CAS
http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ – Masculine
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ – blue and green
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ – Hats

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – masculine
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.co.uk/ – colours below

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

My daughter’s Easter Card

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”

John 11:25-26

I bought and coloured this Mo Manning image before I saw the edition of Making Cards Magazine where I found these perfectly matching free papers.  The bow is from Docrafts and the sentiment was from my stash.  To be honest I think she is more like me when I was little than like my daughter  – though I don’t remember wearing pink bloomers like this!

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Here are today’s challenges:

http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  – pinkyliscious
http://www.lisasomerville.com/ – Easter
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.gr/ – happy Easter
http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/ – (Purplies) Easter
http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.de/ – Easter
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – E is for easter
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/ – spring
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/ – Easter/Spring
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/ – springtime
http://feelingcraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – for a child
http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.gr/ – here comes spring
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.gr/ – Easter
http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – spring Easter

Wishing you all a Peaceful and Happy Easter,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

 

Easter Blessings

God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.

1 Corithians 6:14

Here is a sweet card for Easter, made mainly using bits from The Hobby House.  The topper uses a Mo Manning image.

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Here are today’s challenges:

http://useyourstuff.blogspot.co.uk/ – bling it up
http://thepapernestnorway.blogspot.no/ – Easter/spring
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – for a child
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ – cute
http://citycrafter.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter/spring
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – for a child

http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.co.uk/ – spring is coming
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – dies/punches
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – colour inspiration

Come back later in the week for details of a new Creative fingers challenge.

Yours in crafting,

Leona

Promarker Colouring Tutorial – Auburn hair

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

I am sharing something a little different today as I thought I’d do a colouring tutorial.

This is a cropped image kindly provided by Mo Manning and the full version is available here.  The papers I have used are from HOTP ‘s Chocolate Dipped range.

This is the card I eventually made with the image.

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I started her hair with Honeycomb, using it to surround all the highlights. I decided where the highlights would be by looking at the curls and deciding which part of each curl would be at the front and which behind.

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I then layered Ginger on top, moving away from the highlight areas which are left white.

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The next colour to be added was Terracotta.

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Then Rosewood.

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Finally I used the broad tip to colour the whole area with Mustard.  This blends the colours and makes her highlights golden instead of white.

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Colours used were:

Hair: Honeycomb, Ginger, Terracotta, Rosewood, Mustard.

Skin: Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Coral, soft pink

Tee: Lime Gree, Pear Green

Challenges:
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ – hair
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – stamp or digistamp
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – paper chase
http://craftsandmeinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes

This is my first attempt at a tutorial – please let me know what you think!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Flowers and bling

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

This is a card made using a Hobby House kit.  I bought this last year and have recently used the last three toppers.  I still have plenty of bling, ribbon and backing card left from the kit and can thoroughly recommend The Hobby House for value.

The topper features a Mo Manning image and apart from the card base, everything you see came in the kit.  I have edged the card with Tim Holtz Barn Door distress ink.

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Challenges today are:

http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ – what a gem
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – make it sparkle
http://izazoviislatkisi.blogspot.ca/search/label/Izazovi – flowers
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://www.lisasomerville.com/ – florals
http://hobbybookdesignerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – one for the girls
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – just for a girl
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – sentiment for a girl
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.uk/ – image of girl or lady
http://tokbobok.blogspot.co.uk/ – spring flowers

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Spring Showers

Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

Leviticus 26:12

I have used a darling Mo Manning image for today’s card.  The sentiment is from hunkydory.

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I’ll be entering these challenges today:

Bronte and bella’s challenge – anything goes

http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – use a digi

http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – ready for spring

http://www.houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – cut plus buttons

http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – cute

http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – use green

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – happy birthday

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/ – moody blues

Here’s to fewer rain showers now that spring has arrived!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments Challenge – For your wedding

And now abide faith, hope, and love, these three, but the greatest is love. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13 – See more at: http://www.weddingclipart.com/guide/wedding-wording/bible-love-quotes.html#sthash.XibMoLve.dpuf
And now abide faith, hope, and love, these three, but the greatest is love. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13 – See more at: http://www.weddingclipart.com/guide/wedding-wording/bible-love-quotes.html#sthash.XibMoLve.dpuf

I found the one my heart loves.

Song of Soloman 3:4

My wonderful sister is getting married in August, and as I have volunteered to make the cake, dress, invitations and thank yous and do the flowers, I have had to start early.  I have had this beautiful curvy Mo Manning bride for a whileand it was just perfect to set off the Eureka digital sentiment.  I have coloured her in coffee brown as this will be the colour of the dress.  The groom is a little incidental, though I have paid homage to his red hair!

The theme of the wedding is pink and brown and I have dressed the final 8″ x 8″ card to match.  The ribbon was an offcut in cream but I coloured it with a Promarker to match the Spellbinders corners.  I think I’d like a more blousy bow but my sister can’t stand fussy cards so I’ve toned it down to her tastes, but did slip a few pearls in!

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My card will be entered into the following challenges:

http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ -love is all around

http://notrealstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ – love

http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ – lovey dovey

http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – J is for…joined

http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – love

http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – valentine/love

http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – love

http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – all you need is love

http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.ca/ – show some love

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – love is is the air

http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – love

http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ – show some love

http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – pink love

http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes

Please pop back soon to soom more of my wedding planning :-)

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

You’re having a baby!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Psalm 127:3

I have used a sketch to design today’s card and a Mo Manning digi stamp.  The papers I have used  are from DoCrafts’ Portabello Road line from 2012.

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Here are today’s challenges:

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything girls

http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/wk-4-graphit-challengeanything-goes.html – dark skin tones

http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/ – anything goes

http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – layers

http://flourishes.org/category/challenges/timeless-tuesday/ – in with the new

http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.ca/ – Polka dots

http://useyourstuff.blogspot.co.uk/ – lots of colour

http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ -sketch below (Rotated)

See you tomorrow for another of my creations!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x