Archive | February 2014

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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THIS WILL BE ENTERED INTO THESE CHALLENGES:

Art by Miran facebookchallenge – make it girly

http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything but a card

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/ – papercrafting but not a card

http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.uk/ – dies/punches

http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ – things with wings

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

http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes

http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ – make it Krafty

http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/ – not a square card

http://eclecticpaperie.blogspot.co.uk/ – do something with a bag

http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/ – bits and bobs

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

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This card will be entered into these challeges:

http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.be/ – celebrate

http://lejdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ – love

http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/ – Love is all around

http://seemacrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ – Love

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – Love

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – die-cuts/punch

http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – 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.

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These are today’s challenges:

http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – ribbons and bows

http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/ – button/bow/flower

http://izazoviislatkisi.blogspot.ca/search/label/Izazovi – one heart

http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.ca/ – use red/pink

http://craftsandmeinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/ – use a heart

http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ – F is for flowers

Hope you like it – see you soon,

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

A Christmas gift for you

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8

This is a sweet Mo Manning digi.  I have diecut card from My  Paper Stash, using Spellbinders.  The papers are not Christmas paper (because I’ve put all my Christmas paper away in the attic!) however, as the colours match the colours of the image I don’t think it is obvious.  I have embossed ordinary printing paper for the background and it alsomet looks like snow swirls.

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I’ll be entering these challenges:

http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/ – KISS

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

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ – christmas

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – colours beginning with b

http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – turquoise winter

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

http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/ – sketch

http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca/ – for a child

http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/ – girly

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – use red

Hope you are safe in this terrible weather.

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

Wedding

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

Proverbs 18:22

My sister is getting married this year, and as our dear Mummy is no longer with us I am rather taking on her role; of course this has nothing to do with my being bossy and controlling at all!  Over the coming weeks and months I will be sharing some of our plans and preparation.

If you are interested, you might like to look at my Pinterest page, where I have collected ideas.

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The card will be entered into these challenges:

http://www.addictedtocas.blogspot.com.au/ – Valentines day/hearts/Love

http://cardadayblog.blogspot.com – invitations/wedding

http://craftsandmeinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/ – use a heart

http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – love is in the air (#199)

http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – red/pink

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

http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – love your love

http://kreativeinkauf-challenge.blogspot.de/ – hearts

http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything with a heart

http://cateredcrop.com/ – heart of the matter

http://savvyhandmadecards.blogspot.ca/ – picture inspiration

'happy valentine's' photo (c) 2014, Lindy Drew Photography - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Please come back again to see more of my wedding prep!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Flower girl

With it you shall make incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, and holy.

Exodus 30:35

Here is a pretty card today in blues but for a girl.  The image is from Wee stamps and the papers by Nitwits.  Everything you see, apart from the blue gems came in a kit fron The Hobby House.  I just love their kit as they are not too bib and are very usable.

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Today’s challenges:

http://craftsandmeinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/ – use a heart

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – colours beginning with blue

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – add gems, glitter or candi

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

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – no stamping allowed

http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/ – use blue/brown/purple/plum

http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/ – for a female

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