Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Here comes Summer - Anything Goes Challenge Blog

Good morning and welcome to all my new and resident followers. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit me and for commenting on all my projects.  I so look forward to reading all the wonderful messages that you leave.  
So a BIG thank you to you guys!!

I had my very first blog candy that has been running for 2 weeks and now its time for the draw and Random Org has picked......

Drum roll if you please.....


NO 10 - IRENE 
Congratulations Hun, please send me an email to claim your prize!
I have so enjoyed offering blog candy I may run other one in the next couple of weeks! so watch out for that. 
Now onto the challenge over on 
and our theme this week is 
"Here comes Summer" so anything to do with summer..

We  had a great time hosting our very first blog hop, we had a few hiccups along the way with Mr blogger not playing nicely! and people couldn't leave comments on various DT member's blogs, but we got there in the end.  
Head on over to the challenge blog to see if you are the winner of the blog hop candy,
 It could be YOU!! 

Onward's and upwards as they say... 
For my card this week I used some new gorgeous papers that I got from Lynne at the Craft Den, "Thanks Lynne for getting them out so fast".  I ordered them on Friday and they arrived the next day! How impressive is that!! 
Fleur from A Passion for Craft blogged about something called Scrim the other day.  It looks a little like cheese cloth.  So it was into DH garage to raid his stash and low and behold there is was like a beacon of light shinning in the darkness  ;0) so I put it to good use on this card. So "Thanks Fleur for the great tip" 
I gathered it at the edge and frayed it a little, it really is marvelous stuff. 

What summer wouldn't be complete without Strawberries! 

The little strawberry on the side my daughter made out of Viva Decor Padro Jewellery clay that I got from the Craft Den ( Lynne has the Pardo clay on offer at the mo)  she is so talented that way and can seem to sculpt anything.  Not like me that ended up with a round fat sausage strawberry, Who said that its easy to make things out of clay? ;0) 

Here's a closer view of that builders Scrim it does look so shabby chic doesn't it.  I also added a few flower soft stems, pearls, hat pins, pegs and a charm.  I beaded the finding and attached the charm to the eye hold on the end (sorry not sure what these findings are called) 

Last photo of the inside of the card 

Crafty Supplies and Links 
Magnolia Stamps
Whimsy Sentiment ticket stamps 
LOTV - Sentiment 

Supplies from the Craft Den and Links 
Martha Stewart punch around the page
Cheery Lynn Doily die
Cheery Lynn XL Scalloped circle dies
Magnolia Doohickeys 
Create Dies - Bunting around the side of Tilda with the phrase "Summer"
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Hat pins, pegs, pearls, charms, beads, Raffia Lace and chipboard from stash. 

Thanks for looking today, have a great day what ever you are doing. I'll be back later with my second post for the day.. 
Card Challenges I would like to enter
Creative stamp friends - Birthday and Blog Hop 
Make it Monday - Anything goes 
My Partner in Crime - Tutti Fruiti
Stamp with Fun - pearls and lace 
Creative Cowgirls - Summertime fun 
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything goes 
Paper Sundaes - Girly girl 
Pink gem of a challenge - Flowers and a Charm 
Catch the Bug - Pearls and Lace 
Totally Gorjuss - Flower power 
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