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Wednesday, 2 November 2022

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Good morning everyone,

 I hope you are all well.

Today we begin a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and our theme for this month is...........

Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle

Well there is oodles of sparkle on this card, but the pic doesn't show it too well.

The Paper Shelter are sponsoring us this month and they very kindly gave us an image to play with called Santa on a Sled.

I have used distress reinkers to colour the image. The lying snow is glamour dust and for the falling snow I have sprinkled on some WOW embossing powder which has been heat set using a heat gun.



I had a little spend recently and bought some of these gorgeous papers from Anna Marie crafts. The berry die is also from Anna Marie crafts. I have placed some glue on the berries and sprinkled on some ice crystals.  I also bought some Viva Ceramic effect which I have fallen in love with and have been putting it on everything:)  

The poinsettia is cut from a John Next Door die, I have rubbed in some of the ceramic effect and sprinkled some ice crystals over the top. 


This is the insert which slides into the top of the card. I have embossed some silver/grey card and added some vivo ceramics effect around the edges.

As I said earlier in my post the Paper Shelter are sponsoring us this month and they are giving the lucky winner THREE digis of their choice.


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

Happy Wednesday, I hope you are all well.

Today is the start of this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and our theme for this 

month is.............

Autumn or Halloween

I chose to go with the autumn theme and have coloured up another stamp from Dreamerlands Crafts called 'Walk With Me Hand in Hand'. I thought it was the perfect image with the leaves falling around them.

I have coloured the scene with distress reinkers.

I opted to make a slightly different style of card for this challenge, which I quite enjoyed.


The papers are from Anna Marie Designs called Blissful Green. 

This month's prize is from Crafty Ribbons and they are giving away a selection of autumnal toned ribbons.



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs

Gina xx

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

We have a new challenge beginning at Creative Inspirations today and the theme for this month is......

Spots or Stripes

I have coloured up a cute stamp called 'Big Shoes to Fill' from Dreamerlander Crafts. She has been coloured with distress reinkers. To create the spots on her dress, I  used some pebeo drawing gum and left it to dry before starting to paint.





DI list:
Skin: Vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, antique linen
Dress: Gathered twigs
Shoes: Victorian velvet

The papers are from a paper pad by Anna Marie Crafts called Blissful Cocoa.

This month's prize is from our brand new sponsor:

The lucky winner will have a choice of either 2 sentiment sets or 1 image set.

For eveyone playing along, here are some freebie sets.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx



Wednesday, 3 August 2022

New 'Anything Goes' Challenge Creative Inspirations

 Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine if you are in the U.K., although I feel we could do with some rain now to top up our resevoirs, rivers and water our garden plants. It would also be nice to see some green grass again!

Anyway today we have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the theme for this month is......

Anything Goes

We are kindly being sponsored by All Dressed Up for his challenge and were lucky to receive an image to play with.

There was no question, she had to coloured in pink! I have used distress inks to paint her.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick
Hair: Walnut stain, antique linen
Dress: Victorian velvet

I must confess I haven't bought any new crafty goodies for quite some time, so all my dies are oldies. They are a mixture of Lala Land Crafts, Crafters Companion and Joy Crafts.

The flowers, lace, ribbon and heart embellishments are from my own crafty stash.

As mentioned earlier, All Dressed up are sponsoring us this month and will be offering the winner TWO images of their choice:





That's all from me today.

Take care and thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx



Sunday, 10 July 2022

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and enjoying the warm weather in the U.K. at the moment. 

We have a new challenge at Ally's Angels this evening and as always the theme is........

Anything Goes

I have just made a start on my Christmas cards, even though the sun is shining brightly:) This sweet stamp is a real oldie. The stamp is made by Flower Soft from the Moments in Time collection  and is called Let it Snow.

I have used distress reinkers to colour the scene, I really love the cold hues of blue and grey together.

Around the outside of the image I have sprinkled some shabby white frantage to give the effect of falling snow.

The papers are from my stash and I have painted some white gesso around the edges just because I love the look of it on winter cards.

Again the dies I have used are very old ones which are a mixture of magnolia and joy craft dies. 


The distress inks I have used are: Hickory smoke, weathered wood and black soot.

Ally is giving away this gorgeous stamp to the lucky winner:


Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs 
Gina xx



Wednesday, 6 July 2022

New challenge at Creative Inspirations

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. After all the rain we had last week, I have heard a little rumour that summer is returning:)

Today we a have a new challenge begining at Creative Inspirations and our theme this month is.......

Summer Sun

These two cuties are having fun out in the summer sun. The stamp is by Dreamerland Crafts and is called 'Feeling Good'. 

I painted the tree, bushes and path myself just to set the scene using distress reinkers.

The ribbon, flowers and lace are from my own crafty stash.


D.I. list:

Girl: Vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, victorian velvet

Boy: Vintage photo, tattered rose, worn lipstick, gathered twigs, walnut stain, weathered wood, hickory smoke.

Bike: Pumice stone, hickory smoke.

Scenery: Gathered twigs, shabby shutters, forest moss.


This month's prize is from Crafty Ribbons. The prize is this selection of colourful ribbons:



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Gina xx

Friday, 10 June 2022

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.

We have a new Anything Goes challenge beginning at Ally's Angels this evening.

This card was created for my son and his new wife who were married last weekend.  The gorgeous stamp is by Dreamerland Crafts and the papers are by Maja.

For the heart which is peeping out of the top of the image, I cut a heart die then covered it in lace.

The tags that are attached to the flowers are from a LOTV set of stamps which have been heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

The lace, flowers, heart charms, pearls, ribbon and heart embellishment are from my own crafty stash.


For the sentiment I cut a heart shaped die, stamped the sentiment with a clear ink pad, sprinkled on some silver embossing powder and heat set it. 

Tha card stand was cut from a Joy Crafts die.


The lucky winner will win this gorgeous stamp.



Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Gina xx