Archive | February 2014

Creative Fingers DT Post – Beautiful harmony

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalms 103:12

This is an interesting take on vintage as I have made a card with a vintage Chinese princess.  This beautiful and intricate digistamp is by Aurora Wings, who has sponsored this week’s challenge at Creative Fingers.

The Chinese words read beautiful harmony and were red and silver so I coloured them in the same dark yellow used on her collar.


I coloured her face with Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Blush.  Her cheeks are pastel pink.


For her hair I used Shale, Slate and Cinnamon.


Today, I’ll be entering these challenges: – anything goes – inspired by a film (memoires of a geisha) – anything goes – image of a girl or lady – do you speak English? – grown-up card/not cute

Don’t forget to enter the Creative Fingers challenge with your Vintage creation.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Thank you in black, cream and gold

I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.

Psalm 35:18

I have revisited some vintage Kanban for today’s card.


I’ll be entering these challenges today: – non-cute – birds/bircages – anything goes – butterflies – monochrome – 3d – anything goes – anything goes – monochrome

Thank you for joining me on my blog today.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments challenge – Swirls and pearls

A friend loves at all times

Proverbs 17:17

This fortnight’s challenge is Creative Moments is sponsored by QKR.  They produce the most wonderful sentiments for cards as well as digi stamps.  I have teamed the sentiment with a fabulous free image from Jade Dragonne.  The chosen backing papers match the tea and cake theme perfectly and I cut some elements form the papers to embellish the image.  The swirl I used is fromSpellbinders and is called corner flourish two.


I’ll enter these challenges today: – chocolate or cake – use green – uplifting – anything goes – make it digital – use a freebie – anything goes – anything goes – use a ribbon – anything goes

Yours in crafting and friendship,

Leona x x

Ethereal in yellow and green

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

Song of Soloman 2:1

I have used a A Day For Daisies digistamp for today’s card.  She has little goldfish swimming around her but I decided not to do this as an underwater scene but in spring colours.


Today’s challenges: – add some green – spring around the corner -Mardi Gras – anything goes – use a sentiment – goddess – shades of yellow – spring – things with wings

Thnaks for joining me today, see you soon.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

A blast of spring

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land

Song of Soloman 2:12

We have had some lovely mornings over the last few days – perhaps a sign that Spring is on its way.  Today’s post  is an Easter card made using Hunkydory stash.  This is a new kit that came with ther last magazine.


Here are today’s challenges: – spring flowers – flowers – f is for flowers – hip hip hooray – celebrate – spring – flowers – colour inspiration

Here’s to a drier spring!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Glass of fizz

Listen, my child, and be wise.
Keep your mind on what is right.
Don’t drink too much wine
or eat too much food.
Those who drink and eat too much become poor.
They sleep too much and end up wearing rags

Proverbs 23:19-21

I thought I’d slip in  a second sneaky post today, as I have been on 1/2 term this week and have managed a bit of  extra crafting.    I have mounted this Magnolia stamp on an embossed Kanban card blank and added a sentiment from a DoCrafts kit.


Here are today’s challenges: – Ladies Day – use red/pink – monochrome – pink or red – embossed background – red – seeing red

Hope you will pop back tomorrow,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

In this family…

He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.

Proverbs 11:29

Several years ago I visited someone who had a picture with these words in their home.  I always wanted one for my own family and when I recently saw these words on Pinterest, I made our own picture.

The poster was created in Serif Craft Artist and I used a digikit from Scrapper’s Delights to create the background.  I used the transparency tool for the first time(!) to fade the rainbow out near the bottom.  The faux stitching is part of the digikit too.


I shall enter this picture into the following challenges: – sentiment as the focus mkaeyour own background – uplifting – inspirational object: This image from Pinterest

Now I just have to find a frame…

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Fingers Challenge – anything but a card

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

Ezekiel 33:32

Welcome to another post for Creative Fingers.  This week’s challenge is anything but a card and I have made a gift bag using this delightful image from Art by Miran.  I bought the kraft bag from The Hobby House and the butterfly papers were free with a magazine.  I have used a new Spellbinders die called the butterfly tree and the sentiment was bought in the same set. The pink cord is upcycled from an old gift bag (I can’t bin them without removing the handles and trims)  and one piece is used with the Hunkydory tag and the other is not fixed so that it could be tied to close the bag when filled.



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Art by Miran facebookchallenge – make it girly – anything but a card – papercrafting but not a card – dies/punches – things with wings – layers – anything goes – make it Krafty – not a square card – do something with a bag – bits and bobs – pink plus 1

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Celebrate us!

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2

Today’s card is an anniversay card (Shhh… I might put this back for my hubby).  I have used elements from a Country Companions paper kit from Docrafts and added some baker’s twine.


This card will be entered into these challeges: – celebrate – love – Love is all around – Love – Love – die-cuts/punch – love

Hope you have had a lovely Velentine’s weekend.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Just a wee thank you

I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.

Daniel 2:23

This is a lovely Wee Stamps image.  The card is made with a Hobby House card kit, the only part that was not in the kit is the little heart-shaped button.  This will be an ideal thank you card for Granny after one of my son’s birthday.


These are today’s challenges: – ribbons and bows – button/bow/flower – one heart – use red/pink – use a heart – F is for flowers

Hope you like it – see you soon,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x