100th Challenge!…


Today is my turn to share at the Unstampabelles Challenge you can find it here

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The 100th Challenge! May – Wings and Wind: Twist is – Predominantly blue and white……

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#98 Hope …

Today I’m sharing my post for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here
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#98 March Challenge, 2020 – Hope
What represents Hope?
Flowers (Tulips, Myrtle, Marjoram, Lotus, Daisy); castles in the air; clouds; sunshine; and sunrises; new beginnings and/or birth; energy and youth; to name only a few things.
You can tell us what represents HOPE to you…..
TWIST – use yellow as the main colour

I love the hope that a new bub brings.


This is a tiny 7.5 x 7.5 cm square gift card.  I die cut my baby onesie in felt using PTI hanging out die.  Being able to cut materials other than paper was one of the reasons why I originally got a die cutting machine as I did have a punch collection.  I only wanted to cut flowers and hearts in felt to add to my hand made soft toys it was an added bonus that I could also die cut images for card making as well.  Well looking at my die stash you can see this went in a totally different directon! Any way my card also uses a couple of circle punches and a die cut sentiment.

After making this card I might just make some more with felt.  I can see a washing line full of baby onesies.

I hope to see you in the challenge – remember no stamps!  It’s a great way to stretch the other things you have in your stash.

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Wedding season…


Back to share a couple of cards friends asked me to make recently.

This first one is half an A4 sheet scored. I used a punch to make the bow ties and Die cut names in silver foil.

This next one uses some of those off cuts from other projects.  I used a pre-cut & scored base 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm square.  I used simple embossed “layers” to make the cake with little slivers of gold foil between the cake layers.  A cascade of punched flowers with liquid pearl centres decorate the cake.  Again die cut names to personalise.  This would have to be one of my go to layouts for Wedding Cards.

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I’m back today to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles. here



“To Have and To Hold”

What better way to do that than with some glamour.
So the TWIST this month is
To use some ART DECO Glamour!
Remember, you don’t have to do the TWIST to enter
BUT ….. what is a challenge without a CHALLENGE!
What is Art Deco all about?
It is about STYLE!
It started about the 1920’s and finished in the 40’s. Based around geometric designs and patterns it was incorporated into buildings,manufacturing, clothing, furnishings and furniture and jewellery. It also was a big part of Art, as well as Crafts.
It was build through Art Nouveau and it’s sinuous curves, but was more fixated on smooth lines, geometric shapes, streamlined forms and bright, sometimes garish colours. It also incorporated lots of costly items such as gold and silver and jewels but after the depression of the 30’s it began to use cheaper, newer materials like plastic and chrome.
There are lots of images to be seen in Google Images and lots of things on Pinterest as well, but don’t just look for cards – look for items and boxes and materials and clothing……you will get so much inspiration!

There is a Random Number Prize, yes

$15 AU
Here is my first card
I used mounts of black and gold foil for the twist of Art Deco inspiration.  The wedding cake is Art Deco inspired. I created 3 tiers popped up with foam tape.  The bottom is scored lines to give the effect, the middle tier I hand cut triangles to form the shape often seen in art deco works and I left the top tier plain.
 I was inspired by this wedding cake you can find it here.
art deco wedding cake by GC Couture Cakes
I have also made a second wedding inspired card without the twist for my stash!
I have used a mount of silver foil and also used the same foil to die cut the sentiment.  I used various punched flowers with liquid pearl centres to create my floral cascade. You may think I spent ages punching flowers however I punch my scrap pieces before binning so I have a pretty good collection!  This a great way to use some of them up. 😉
Hope you can join us in the challenge.  You still have loads of time to join in.