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Autumn Fairy

This fairy is from Scrapper’s Delights.  I have used a spellbinder die to cut the border, a Hunkydory sentiment and wooden mushrooms to embeillish the card.  All elements have been distressed with Ranger Vintage Photo ink.

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I will enter these challenges today:

Leona x x

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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.

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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:
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – Summer loving
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.co.uk/ – charm, ribbon and twine
http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.co.uk/ – picture inspiration

Please pop back soon for more wedding lovliness!

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

Creative Moments challenge – monochrome

 For we walk by faith, not by sight:

2 Corinthians 5:7

Today’s challenge starting at Creative Moments is monochrome.  I have made a card using this beautiful digistamp is from the East Wind which has been assembled into a card using Spellbinders Gold Elements 1.  The shades of purple are

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Challenges today are:
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – inspiredby a song (George Michael)
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.co.uk/ – sentiment
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – anything goes
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/ – flourishes
http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – make own background
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ – monochromatic
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – monochrome
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/- freestyle

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x

18th birthday

Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem:
Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up,
until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.

Song of Soloman 8:4

I love the verse above – it seems just perfect to place with an 18th birthday card.    This card is made for the beautiful daughter of a dear friend, who loves owls.  I bought the gem 18 and owl at the Hobbycrfats show in Birmingham.   The leaves and sentiment are cut from craft-core Cordinations card using Spellbinders dies and the tree was cut by hand from the same card and run through a Darice embossing folder before being distressed.  The card is mounted onto a kraft card base.

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Challenges:
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ – things with wingss
http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – in the garden
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – bling
http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.co.uk/ – use die cuts
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.co.uk/ – celebration
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – nature’s glories
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – wings
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – birthdays
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ – embossing plus bling
http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – nature
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ – left hand column


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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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

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

Fairy in subtle hues

The merciful man does good for his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

Proverbs 11:17

For this card I have combined two digis from A Day For Daisies.  I have used one new Spellbinders on the corner and an old one at the base of the card.  There is a little frosted brad to left which is from Papermania’s Hampstead range.

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These are today’s challenges:

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – use 2 images

http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/ – vintage/shabby chic

http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.co.uk/ – things with wings

http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – monochromatic

http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/ – one for the girlies

http://blog.oozak.com/ – something old something new

http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/ – something new

http://elphinehouse.blogspot.co.uk/ – lots of layers

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

http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ – ribbon/lace/twine

http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – winged things

http://hobbycutzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ – lots of layers

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

Hope you like my card today, thanks for joining me.

Yours in crafting,

Leona x x