Archive | March 2013

Forever Friends – Easter

Greetings!  Today’s card is another Easter card, this time made with Forever Friends decoupage, this makes a lovely dimensional card in spring colours.

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This card is being entered into the following challenges:

http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – sentiment for a child

http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – flowers

http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – D is for daffodils

http://happycamperscc.blogspot.co.uk/ – add dimension

http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.uk/ – spring colours

http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

Thank you and Happy Easter.

Leona xx

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Reason for the Season – Easter card

Happy Easter to you all. I normally  wouldn’t wish Happy Easter until Easter Sunday but had to post early to enter my cards into the challenges!  I send a lot of Easter cards and try to ensure most reflect the holiness of the resurrection of Christ.  This is a very special one for my sister – the one person who appreciates beautiful cards as much as I do. It is also for all of you – who clearly fall into the category too. 🙂

The cross was cut with a Sizzlits die, whilst all the other edges were cut with Spellbinders.   The patterned paper has spring pansies on it and is from the Grandma’s button Box paper line from a few years back.  The silver has an embossed linen effect.

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This card will be entered ino the following challenges:

http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – He is risen + pastels

http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – clean and simple

http://cuttinandstampinchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

http://useittuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ – hoarded suppies + spring

http://www.abcchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.co.uk/ – monchromatic pastels

http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ – Easter

http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.co.uk/ – colour challenge

Thank you so much for looking, I’d love to read any comments you might have.

Leona  xx

Get Well Smiley cat

Because my sister is truely fabby I had almost the whole day to myself today, as she took my children out.  So I made a few cards and even wrote my Easter cards.  They might not have been posted to gt there in tme but they are in the post!

Today’s card is made using Lemonade Stand by Hot off the Press.  I don’t know what I’ll do when I have finished this paper kit as I just love it.  The cute digi is from Eureka and made me smile 🙂

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I am entering the following challenges with this card:

http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.ca/ – include a banner

http://www.drsdesignsblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – paper flowers

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/ – colour challenge

http://sincerely-yours-creations.blogspot.co.uk/ – cats and dogs

http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes

Thank you for looking,

Leona xx

Quick card – HOTP

I was tempted to have a go when I saw the 20 minutes or less challenges at 365 cards.  I my cards usually take quite a while to make, especially if there is colouring involved, so I thought this would be a good exercise for me.

Where to start but my Hot Off The Press papers – I just love the colours in this line.  Each part was inked around the edges with Vintage Photo and then I just played with the pieces until I was happy with my layout.

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So this is being entered into:

http://365cards.blogspot.co.uk/ – 20 minutes or less

And also the following challenges:

 http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – flowers

http://smudgyantics.blogspot.co.uk/ – Make it colourful

http://sassycherylschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – Favourite colour combo

http://lexiscreations.blogspot.co.uk/ – special female birthday

http://squigglefly.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Leona xx

Another scrapbook page

Ooops!  I meant to get up early but instead I made some more scrapbook pages.  I have used Daisy trail Near Year 2012 digikit, the colours of which are substanial enough not be overpowered by the dark pictures but bright enough to balance them.

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I am entering the top page into a challenge at http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.no/2013/03/marchs-sketch-challenge.html

Here is th sketch I used:

https://cardsbyleona.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/marchsketch.jpg

Thank you for looking!

Leona xx

Scrapbook page – Children at Elton’s 40th Party

As a teacher, my favourite times of the year are school holdays!  the reason why, beyond the obvious, is that at 9 o’ clock in the morning I can be sitting in my bed making scrapbook pages.

So here is one i made this morning using a photo of my daughter at my cousin’s 40 birthday party.

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I used a sketch – here it is:

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I am entering this page into the following challenges:

http://scrapbookchallenges.com/sketch-337/ – sketch above

http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/  – Anything goes

http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/ – not a card

http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/ – anything but a card

http://useyourstuff.blogspot.co.uk/ – oversized title

Thanks for looking,

Leona xx