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52 Cards Challenge Week 10

Oh my goodness, I can't believe it is week 10 already! Where is the year going?
Prompts for this week were vintage, layers and decorative pins, I think I managed all three! I used lots of vintagey K & Co papers and cut some layers with my Lacey Circles nesties. I also used my antique linen distress ink on everything to give it a bit of that shabby chic look!

It's time to celebrate...

...and this card is particularly apt today as I have some exciting news! I have been having so much fun crafting and making cards recently I thought I would try out for a design team, and guess what? I got in - I am joining the team over at Creative Craft World!
My term starts in April so I am looking forward to joining in with all the great challenges over there on the blog, and I know Lou has some big things planned for this year! I've linked you up to all the other Design Team blogs and also the shop and challenge blog, where you can win a guest DT spot if you join in with the Saturday Scrap Map challenges. Links are over on the left...
Card pictured above uses some Jenni Bowlin papers, Waltzingmouse and Hero Arts stamps, Tim Holtz distress inks, some twine and a little charm I nabbed off a cheapy Primark necklace ha ha!

52 Cards Challenge Week 9

Oooh, look, I've gone all clean and simple! Prompts for this week were lime green, grey and make your own embellishment. I used lime green and grey to stamp the tree and sentiment using Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees set ( which I won during the last Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - thanks Claire!) and found some lovely lime green patterned paper in my scraps box. I topped it off with a little homemade flower / button / twine combo :-) . If points were available I would be claiming three of them, ha ha!

Happy Anniversary!

Sunday just gone was my Mum and Dad's 51st Wedding Anniversary (I know! 51 years, amazing, yes?). Hopefully the card I posted last week will have been received by now and it is safe to show you what I made!
I used another digi image from Whimsy Stamps with these adorable bears cuddles up together and used my Promarkers to colour it in. I matted it onto a Lacey Circles die cut, and then added various flowers, brads, leaves and twine. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and framed with a Waltzingmouse Holiday Labels 14 stamp.

It's a bit of a departure from my usual style but I really enjoyed making it, and I love the finished product!