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Favorite cards of 2014

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Hi, I hope that you all had a great christmas. This post is just a look back at my favorite cards i have made this year, i hope you enjoy..

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5 favorite christmas cards

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Hello, I hope everyone had a lovely christmas. This post is to show my 5 favorite christmas cards of 2014. I have to admit, i've been making christmas cards since july so im looking forward to a rest.

1. This year i seem to have used a lot of blue and white which is unusual for me as i like traditional reds and greens, but i was quite pleased by the way this one turned out. Plus i love this image.
2. I made this one for a little boy, again using the blue and white theme with added kraft.
3. This one turned out a lot better than i thought in pink. I used LOTV products for this one.
4. This one uses an image from LOTV and papers by first edition.

5. This one uses an magnolia image and first edition papers.

Christmas or New year at Creative Inspirations

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This week's challenge is Christmas or Happy New Year! This week's challenge has been extended for the Christmas break and will run until the
6th January 9pm London Time!

This week's prize is from CRAFTS U LOVE and is a £10 VOUCHER!
I decided to make a christmas card for this week. This year i have made quite a few cards with the LOTV artpad images, and this is one of my favorites.  I used winter wonderland Nitwit papers, by LOTV too, all matted on kraft and added a sentiment to finish.

New Baby Girl

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Hello, I have a card to share today that i would like to enter into the following challenge/s: Ribbon girl: Anything goes 
I recently received the It's a girl! paper pad from trimcraft as part of my Cardmaker of the year prizes and couldn't wait to use them. I chose 5 of the beautiful papers and created my base layers, all matted on kraft. I decided to use an image from Lili of the valley, die cut into a circle and coloured with promarkers. To embellish, i used lace, a mix of flowers, pearls and a sentiment.

Anything goes at Creative Inspirations

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Hello, It's wednesday which means its time for a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations, and this week the theme is.. ANYTHING GOES with optional sketch.
We all used an image from this weeks sponsor, the paper shelter. I used dovecraft papers, all matted on kraft, and added candi and a sentiment to finish.

Silver and White at Creative Inspirations

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Hello, It's wednesday which means there is a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations. This week, our theme is SILVER AND WHITE ONLY.
For my card, i used my new DCWV embossed card stack, and chose the flowery design, then matted on silver. I die cut a circle and stamped a sentiment . I also die cut a butterfly, and then to finish, i added some gems.

Season's Greetings and some news.

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Hello, This week's challenge at Creative Inspirations is Season's Greetings!
Quite simply all you need to do is make something Christmassy!

This week's prize is from MEL JENS DESIGNS and is  4DIGITAL IMAGES OF THE WINNER'S CHOICE!
I used this cute image, coloured with promarkers and die cut into a fancy shape. The papers are dovecraft, all matted on kraft. To finish, i added a sentiment.
I also have some exciting news to share. You may have seen the new badge on my blog. I won 3rd place in this years cardmaker of the year!



All i want...

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Hello, Today's card is for the following challenges: Passion for promarkers: Inspired by a song or movie { Song: all i want for christmas is you} I love promarkers: Christmas sing song House mouse and friends: Add some sparkle Gruffies and guests: anything goes with option of christmas
I created this card using a house mouse image. This year all of my family and friends cards will be using house mouse. I coloured it with promarkers and matted on kraft. The sentiment came from a free magazine stamp set i bought last week. I added glitter to the snow to finish.

Creative Inspirations

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This week's challenge is to use a Brown & White Colour Combination 
OR
 create something with a Vintage Style!
However you could also combine these two themes together, the choice is yours!

This week's prize is from LIVE & LOVE CRAFTS and is a £10 GIFT CERTIFICATE!

I made this card using some of the prizes i received this week. I will have some very exciting news to share next week so stay tuned... The papers are wild rose studio, antique library, all matted on dark brown cardstock. The floral swirl die is also from wild rose studio, and i have to say they are very easy to use, they come out so easily. The sentiment is from LOTV, stamped in a circle with a doily behind. I concentrated more on the vintage option of the challenge.
I added pearls in the center of the flowers.

A Christmas Wish

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Hello, Today's card is for the house mouse challenge, which this fortnight is 'Cold outside' HMFMC182.  and Gruffies and guests : anything goes/ option of christmas


I  used this image from Joanna sheen, coloured with promarkers, to make this simple 6x6 card. The paper is from trimcrafts back to basics christmas modern, all matted on kraft. The sentiment came from a magazine. To add detail to the sky, rather than colour it i used the pearl glue effect to create snow.

Anything at Creative Inspirations

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This weeks challenge is ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL SKETCH. We are sponsored by KennyK, so this week we all got to use images from our sponsor.
I coloured mine with promarkers and added a sentiment, keeping the design simple. The papers are trimcraft first edition.

Creative Inspirations: Easle/Striped paper

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Hello, It's wednesday which means a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this week our theme is and optional one...
Create an easle card and/or used striped paper on your card
I didn't make an easle this time, and just decided to use striped paper. These papers are dovecraft modern christmas. Last week i recived my brand new Tilda christmas collection { yay, 8 new stamps to play with!!} I chose to use tilda with poinsettia as i have been waiting to get my hands on this image. I coloured using promarkers. To embellish, i simply added a sentiment from LOTV and a few christmas flowers. I also added some pearly glue to the middles of the poinsettias. 
I look forward to seeing what you create!

Purple, orange and black at Creative Inspirations

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This weeks challenge over at Creative Inspirations is... To use the colours PURPLE, ORANGE AND BLACK.
So again this week, ive made a halloween card using the staurated canary Witchkeys image, coloured with promarkers. The papers are kanban, and i embellished with cheesecloth, flowers and a sentiment.

Tilda With Stocking

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Hello, Today's card is for 3 challenges...
Ribbon girl magnolia only: add sparkle {flowers} Totally Tilda: Christmas Tilda dressed in red Stamp and create with magnolia: at least 2 patterned papers.
The papers are from a first edition paper pad, all matted on kraft. I stamped my image into an oval, and coloured using promarkers. Afterwards, i stamped around the edge with a swirl stamp. I added an LOTV sentiment, a mix of roses and holly leaves, large lace and pearls to embellish.

Spring

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Today's card is for the Magnolia Down Under challenge, which this fortnight is Spring. I used this tilda image from the London collection, coloured with promarkers.
I used LOTV nitwit up, up and away and pastel dreams papers, all matted on kraft. To embellish, i added pearls, flowers, rose ribbon, lace and twine, as well as a sentiment.

Halloween at Creative Inspirations

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This weeks challenge over at Creative Inspirations is HALLOWEEN
This week, we all got to use images from this weeks sponsor, The Paper shelter. I coloured my image with promarkers and used a kanban paper pad. I dont really make halloween cards, so this is the nearest in colours i have in paper pads. I added a simple sentiment to finish.

Welcome Sweet Baby!

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Hello, Today's card is for the following challenges...
Passion for promarkers: Oh baby! Midweek Magnolias: Celebration
I created this card using Tilda's little family, coloured with promarkers. The papers are from LOTV, nitwits pastel dreams, up, up and away, all matted on kraft. To embellish, i added lace, twine, a pushchair charm, flowers and pearls. The sentiment came from cuddly buddly.

And, if anyone is on pinterest, you may of noticed i now have my own board, so feel free to follow me using the button on the right.

Spotlight at Creative Inspirations

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Hello, This week's challenge is to use the Technique - In The Spotlight!
 and here is an example of what you need to do ...
Simply stamp your main image twice then cut a section out of the second image. Colour it in and then place back over your first stamped image. 
For my card, i used a saturated canary stamp, cocoa, and highlighted her head. The papers are first edition Gilded Winter, all matted on kraft. I added buttons, twine and a sentiment to finish.

Happy Birthday, Friend

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Hello, Today i have a card to share that i have made for the following challenge Marvelous Magnolia: for a friend
I used an older magnolia image, and stamped it into a circle. The papers are up, up and away, all matted on kraft. I added lace, ribbon, flowers, pearls and a sentiment to finish.

Tilda with Bowknot

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Hello, Today's card is for the following challenges
Magnolia down under: recipe {Pink, yellow, pearls and lace} Passion for promarkers: favorite colour combo Ribbon girl: sparkle  { Flower}
For this card, i used Tilda with bowknot from the animals of the year collection 2014, coloured with promarkers. The papers are from LOTV Nitiwts country meadow, all matted on kraft. For embellishments, i used lace, flowers, pearls , cheesecloth and a sentiment from cuddly buddly.

Anything goes at Creative Inspirations

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Hello, It is wednesday, which means a new challenge over at creative Inspirations and this week it is.. ANYTHING GOES WITH AN OPTIONAL SKETCH
I didn't use the sketch this time. I decided to use this image, Tilda with a hanging star as i have never actually used it before. I stamped it into a circle and coloured using promarkers. I kept the colour scheme simple, using creams and golds, and kraft. The paper pad is from first edition. To embellish, i added lace, cheesecloth, flowers, pearls and a sentiment tag using a stamp from LOTV. I also added snow to my image using pearl glue, one of my favorite techniques at the minute.

TipToe Tilda

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Hello, Today's card is for the following challenges... Ribbon girl magnolia only: Add pearls Simply magnolia: anything Midweek magnolias: anything
For this card i used tiptoe Tilda from the animals of the year collection 2013, coloured with promarkers. The papers are nitwits from LOTV, up, up and away pastel, all matted on kraft. To embellish, i added cheesecloth, flowers, pearls and a sentiment to finish.

Lace at Creative Inspirations

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Hello, It's Wednesday, which means a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and this week it is  LACE. For my project this week, i chose to make a card and matching giftbag, using secret Tilda. The papers are from Dovecraft, back to basics modern, all matted on kraft. To embellish, i added some roses, white leaves, cheesecloth and lace, as well as a few pearls.
I used the same layout for the giftbag and all the same things.

Glitter at Divas

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This weeks challenge at Divas By Design is Glitter
For my card, i used LOTV frosty papers, all matted on kraft. I used an image from my house mouse cd rom, and added glitter to the snow. To embellish, i added a heart doily and some pearls, along with the matching sentiment.