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  1. Recipe Challenge

    I decided to enter my first 'Recipe challenge' this is a slightly more difficult challenge as you have to stick to specifics given for example in the challenge it requested

    1 Image, 2 shapes, 3 papers & 4 embellishments.

    It can be quite hard at first to think of how to create something to such strict guidelines especially if you create cards the way i do just allowing creative flare to take over and be inspired by the items in front of you. In front of me when creating this one i had the 'Mister Mr' pack of ultimate papers and die cuts along with other bits and pieces.


    I decided to use 3 papers one was a scrabble letters, i used this as a base. Then the crossword paper i used as a backing to my main area. The final paper was the orange striped paper which backs my image of a glass of beer. The shapes come in with the rectangle that creates the area for my wording and image and my second shape is the shape around the glass of beer. The 4 embellishments are simple flat black gems in the corners.

    Hopefully the card fits the brief to the standards they were looking for but either way i enjoyed having a go at the different way of crafting cards, i think i'll give it another go with some other recipe challenges when i find some!

    Challenge 323 -

  2. I'm often asked what papers and embellishments we have available for making male cards and gifts PhotoGrid_1438690219196
    as apparently it can be quite hard to find good materials for creating anything for men.
    When this range of papers, die cuts and embellishments came out i was really please, it arrived
    just in time for Fathers day and some of the sentiments are themed to this but the packs and the
    individual items lend themselves well to be used to make all sorts of cards and gifts for men.

    This card i created using the front cover page of the 'ultimate die cuts and paper pack', see even the
    packaging can be used! I then used some of the die cuts to add sentiments and give it that extra special look. Some may think it looks a little cluttered but i like the layered effect on this card and i think i makes the card appeal to men with different interests. As i haven't put a specific sentiment on the card it is also suitable for different events such as birthdays or fathers day.

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: 

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    Evening all,

    The frame above was just a test frame really to see if the idea worked, and i'm pleased to say it did! The photo is of me and my friend Laura who is also my shop assistant, without her i don't know where i'd be! She really is a lovely friend and great team member! I really love the effect of decopatch paper on photo frames and after making this one i went on to make another with slightly different embellishments as pictured below. I really love the colours and i used embellishments from 'Natures Gallery' range of papers and die cuts which i think work great with the purple - If you hadn't already guessed purple is my nannas favourite colour!

    I hope you like the photo frames, any questions on how i made these please give me a shout. I have created a step by step guide for decopatching which you can find here.

    Love and glitter,


    I would like to enter my purple upcycled photo frame into the following challenge:

  4. I created a stepper card! (hopefully thats the right name) I'm pretty proud of myself, i've not made one before. I created it using a basic square card and folding it, then using a raised strip to keep the step up in place. The papers are from the 'Folk Floral' range available on the website

    I even tried to make the card look nice when folded flat.


    I would like to enter the following challenges:

  5. Origami is something i've always loved the look of and wanted to try, i gave it a go recently and i'm pretty good at it.


    This particular piece though was made by my partner Jon who is actually just as creative as me! He is brilliant with creative ideas and is working on some top secret projects at the moment that i hope to share with you soon. In the meantime here is a card i created using an origami flower he made for me. I added colours i felt blended well with the origami paper and a centre to the centre. I thought the gems to the edges also gave it a little something extra.

    Please let me know what you think :-)

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

    Creative Inspirations - 323 Flowers