Archive | July 2014

Thank you Bridesmaid

I am very pleased with this card I have made for my sister to give my bridesmaid daughter when she gets married tomorrow. The wedding theme is pink and brown and The beautiful digi stamp from A Day For Daisies was chosen because of the Roses – both my daughter and sister are June birthdays and they are the wedding flower.


ProMarker colours used are: Dress: Pale Pink, Muted Pink; Roses: Salmon Pink, Pastel Pink, Tea Rose (plus Graph it blender); Leaves: Cinnamon, Tan, Sunkissed Pink; Hair: Walnut, Cinnamon, Mustard, Ginger; Skin:  Coral, Blush, Satin.

Challenges will be: – anything goes – anything goes – summer celebrations – anything goes – anything goes – flower power – love and marriage – weddings – sentiment – for a child – for a child – vintage

Yours in total excitement,

Leona x x

Creative Moments Challenge – Use a sketch

A & T Emerald faries are sponsoring the new challenge at Creative Moments.  We have used a sketch which you can use to enter the challenge but you don’t have to.


And here is the card I created, using paper and string frommy stash.

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Challenges today: – flower Power – forever young – yellow – with or for a child – anything goes – for a child – for a child – birthday

Wedding album

Have I told you that my sister is getting married? Well I have a very busy few days leading up to the first but I just wanted to share this gift I have made for her.

I bought a really cheap and cheerful 8″ scrapbook album from The works.  I intend to make digital scrapbook pages of the wedding. I decorated the album using lace scraps from the dress, My Paper Stash embellishments and old necklace and some paper flowers from my stash. For the inside front cover I used a fitting sentiment on a topper also from My Paper stash and mounted it onto a mat made using Spellbinders. As I will give this gift before we have wedding photos, I have printed out the first scrapbook page.

Original Scrapbook

Finished scrapbook
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Inside front cover
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First page of the scrapbook
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Challenges entered today will be: – anything goes – Summer loving – charm, ribbon and twine – picture inspiration

Please pop back soon for more wedding lovliness!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

The Cheerful Stamp Pad – for a man

This is the second week in the For a man challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.   This great slogan comes from Sentimetal Susan and is available at Stitchy Bear Outlet.   I have team the digital sentiment with a Daisy Trail digikit called Swirling Memories.   I really love the effect of the lamp post shadow.


Challenges: – words – go digital use a sentiment – one layer card – anything goes – for the boys – a good read

Don’t forget to enter your project over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.


Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Fingers Challenge – Make it cute

Today’s card is for the new Make it cute challenge at Creative Fingers.  I have made this card using papers from a free insert in a magazine.  They are designed by Jennifer Ellory.  This digi is available from the Polkadoodles website and is coloured using Promarkers.


Challenges: – Christmas in July – Christmas in July – When you wish upon a star – Christmas is a coming – use a digistamp – Christmas in July – for a child – christmas – Christmas in July – Christmas in July – Christmas in July

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Kitchen Goddess

Today’s card is another one made for a person retiring from my school this term. She had worked in the kitchens at our school for 27 years!

The digistamp is fron Kenny K and the backing papers and toppers are from Hunkydory.  The twine, bunting and heart button came from The Hobby House.



Challenges: – anything goes – anything goes – anything goes – all about girls – use a digistamp – hand-coloured image – digi or rubber stamp – colour challenge

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge – Make it for a man

This is the time of year when children thank their teachers – but what about music teachers? I have made this card today for The Cheerful Stamp Pad, using a digistamp and backing papers from SentimentabaSusan  – available at the Stitchy bear outlet.  I have used stash from Kanabn’s McKenzie and Stampunk ranges to collate the card and the beautiful acetate overlay is from Hunkydory.


The challenges I’ll enter today are: – anything goes – anything goes – anything goes – Favourite sentiment (Thank you is not used enough!)

Don’t forget to enter youer card for a man over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x

Summer flowers

This card was made a a leaving card for the secretary at my children’s school. She was retiring due to ill health so I kept the sentiment quite generic.


Challenges: – summertime – anything goes – summer flowers – flower power summertime – colours – middle row

Creative Moments challenge – use only 1 flower

The new challenge at Creative Moments is to use only one flower and it is sponsored by:


I have used a digistamp called Blossom for today’s card.  It is available from Delicious Doodles.


Challenges Today: – no more than 2 layers – birthday – girls – anything goes – flower power – anything goes – anything goes – anything goes and/or buttons – strings and things – birthdays – girly +birthday+ butterfly – animal friends – girls – birthday – colours – top row

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

This card has been awarded:

Acceptance card


I have made this card for my sister-in-law who is getting married later in the year. I have used a Krista Smith image and laid it out with a single line border usung Craft Artist 2.


Challenges: – One Layer wonder – anything goes – girls just want to have fun – white on white – anything goes

Yours in Crafting,

Leona x x