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Saturday 27 July 2019

Whatever The Weather

Hello friends, followers and passers by.  Today I have my Daring Cardmakers "Whatever The Weather" card to show you.  This week's challenge is sponsored by  JMC Designs, you can find them at  There will be two  prizes which will be picked randomly and each winner will  receive a collection of images each (average value of £12.50 per prize).  Pop over to the Daring Cardmakers blog for more details and to see the design team inspirational whatever the weather cards.

I used one of JMC Designs weather girl images for my card,  I made it to cheer up my OH as he has been ill recently and still undergoing hospital visits and awaiting treatment.  The recent very hot weather must have influenced the hot colours used on the background and I tried to colour the image to represent sunshine and showers, colouring the hair blue for the sky and making the background a little stormy looking.  

We would love to see your whatever the weather creations so do come and join us this week for the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

Sylv xx

Friday 19 July 2019

A Prickly Summer Cacti Card

Hello everyone,  this week has been very busy with hospital appointments for my OH but I managed  a few hours in the craft room today.   

I made this last minute card for this week's Daring Cardmakers Challenge which is "A Prickly Summer",  Miri is hosting the challenge and wants you to use one or more cacti on your card.  It was a bit late to add my card to the Daring Cardmakers blog but here it is.  Pop over for more details of the challenge and to see the design team inspirational cards.

A Sizzix die/stamp set, a photo frame die and papermilldirect card were used.  The cacti was stamped, die cut and coloured with Polychromo pencils.  The photo frame was attached to a piece of leaf stamped card from my bits box and then the cacti added to the frame.  I stamped the small cacti onto a piece of card and coloured the odd cacti this was matted onto a card blank and the embossed card and cacti frame added to this.  The sentiments were added to finish.

Thank you for your kind comments last week, I am finding a little more time for myself and hope to spend more time in my craft room and visiting your blogs and facebook posts.

Sylv xx

Friday 12 July 2019

Wedding Season at Daring Cardmakers

Hello everyone, managed a few hours in the craft room this week and hope to get back to crafting more over the next few weeks.  Still coping with family health issues but am getting back to a little normality and managing a little time to myself.

This week's challenge over at Daring Cardmakers is hosted by Ruth and she has chosen "Wedding Season" as her theme.   A great challenge for getting out those pretty stamps and dies for  making wedding cards, wedding stationery or anniversary cards.

I used a Sizzix heart die,  a flower punch and a flower wreath stencil with papermilldirect white linen card to make my Wedding Day card.

Pop over to the Daring Cardmaker Challenge blog for more details of the challenge, the link to enter your cards and the design team inspiration.

Hope to get back to more blogging soon and doing the rounds to find what you have all been up to.

Sylv xx