Purple Saturated Canary Card

I’m back with a second card in one day. I don’t usually like to squish the posts together, but it’s nearly the deadline for the challenges I want to post these 2 cards I’ve posted today into.


This one is for the Spectrum Noir Challenge: which this month is “Purple”. Quite a nice, easy one this month. I’ve used a beautiful Saturated Canary image, which was a freebie earlier this month; but is now avaliable to buy in the SC shop. I’ve, obviously, coloured her up with Spectrum Noirs. I shall list some of the colours I have used, but I can’t remember them all!
Colours are:
Hair: EB5, GB10, GB8, EB2, EB1, CT1
Skin: FS3, FS2
Boots: LV3, LV2, LV1, PP5, PP3.
That’s all I can remember!! I really should try and note them down next time!


I’ve used a Tilda paper for the background, and some pinky purple Coredinations in places. The die peeking out from behind the image is Spellbinders Venetian Motifs. The embossing folder is the Darice patchwork one which comes free with the CC Inspiration Magazine 2 (I know I seem to use it all the time!!). The ink around the edge of the image is Tim Holtz Distress Inks Dusty Concord. I have used an ink blending tool.


The butterfly in the bottom left corner is hand-cut. One of the flowers (the purple one) is bought, and the other two I have made. I like to use a mix of bought and non bought, I think it makes a nice little corsage! I added a few green stems and leaves. A nice bit of glitter on this card!


I would like to enter this into the Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge of “Purple”, which can be found here – http://www.spectrumnoir.com/challenge/

Thanks for reading!


Mulberry Wood Football Card

A mans card for a change! I find it quite difficult (like lots of us crafters) to make a fun male card. This months challenge at Crafters Companion is “Masculine”. I’ve got to say I did worry a little at first, but I actually loved making this card!


I’ve used the free CD-Rom which comes with Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine 2. I’ve used a Mulberry Wood topper, which I’ve decoupaged up. I added a bit of glossy accents to the trophy, but not sure if the picture picks this up?


I’ve also used the Meadow Cottage bears section of the CD for the papers. They co-ordinate really well, I think!


As you can tell, it’s an easel card, and for my stopper I have used a raised strip of the same backing paper. Quite a small card, this one.


I also added a sentiment, a cut out scarf (which is actually from the topper itself) and some little footballs in the corners. I also punched some black circles to add to the base.


I’d like to enter this into the CC Monthly Challenge: which can be found here – http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/blog/crafterscompetition/

Another Heart Card

As promised, the matching card to my last post.


I have layered up different shades of pink card cut using a border die. I then have cut a heart aperature out of this.


The swirl stamp is Kaisercraft Tiger Lily, and the sentiment it Creative Expressions Treasured Memories. The embossing folder is, again, from the Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine 2. It is by Embossalicious.


Hope you like it!

You Are Loved Card

Haven’t posted for a while! I’ve only got maths revision and homework in general to blame!!
My card today is quite romantic, and I’ve based it around a lovely one of Sue Wilsons: follow the link to see her version http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/its-two-fer-day.html There are two cards on Sue’s post, but the one I’ve interpreted is the second. I’ve obviously changed the design quite radically, as I haven’t got many of the same equipment as Sue has! I hope you like it still, though. This is actually using the waste of another card I made, like Sue’s does. I shall get round to posting that card ASAP!!!!


I’ve used a pink card blank, with white card matted onto this. The bottom section is embossed with a Sizzix dotty embossing folder. I’ve tied a pink ribbon bow around this, and added a hand cut tag. The sentiment is from Creative Expressions Treasured Memories.


On the post with the other card, you will see how the heart is made; but the border die is XCut Margaret.


I finished off the card with 3 flower gems, and some pearls. I usually don’t like to mix gems and pearls, so this is a bit of an exception for me!

Hope you like it!



I’ve made another Morehead card! The images are just so cute! This one is based on a project in the Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine 2.


The beautiful image is, of course, Morehead.


The pink paper is Papermania Capsule Collection Red Hot Paper Pack and the cute patchwork folder was one of the free gifts in the Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine 2. It is by Embossalicious. The border die is X Cut, and is called Margaret. Some small white pearls, white ribbon and a ribbon bow finished it off nicely. It measures just under 15cm x 15cm.

Beautiful Morehead Card

It’s been so long since I last blogged! I’m posting a picture of a lovely Morehead card made today. If you don’t know already, Morehead is a character range from Crafters Companion. My CC Inspiration 2 magazine came not so long ago and I have been having a play with the free gifts, which are fab. Whilst bearing the CC Challenge in mind, I came up with this:


Here are the flowers, which are digital!


I made a little pocket to put a tag into. The sentiment and Sheena flower have been gilded with gilding flakes:



I’d like to enter this one into Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge, where the theme is flowers. The challenge blog can be found here: http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/blog/crafterscompetition/


Lili of The Valley “Love”


Well, said I’d try to be back! And I am! This is another little cutie card: I have used a Lili of the Valley image. Wow! Nobody else does cute like LOTV! Love it!!


I’v used a free download printable for the backing paper and watercolour pencils to colour the image. The downloadable paper is from the Club Inspire Members section of Crafters Companion. If you sign up (for free) to Club Inspire then this paper can be found in the download of the month section in April 2012. I made some paper flowers to decorate the image. The flowers are made using a rolled flower technique and the others are made simply using a building up hand cut shapes method. I think they look quite nice, though. To build up the card base, I have used punched and die cut panels. I hand-drew and inked around the sentiment. The ink I’ve used is DI Vintage Photo.




I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Cute Card Thursday – http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ – Something Borrowed (which is the watercolour pencils which are really my mums!)

Sorry it’s only a quickie! Shall be back in a week or so! In the meantime happy crafting!

Lilly xx