Make My Monday ” Any Flower With Music “

What two posts in two days havent done that in a while ! There I was whingeing as usual and saying my muse had ” done a bunk ” and she upped and appeared !!! Cleaning out the craft cave certainly helped ! So I thought I would share the card I made for Make My Monday lots of lovely blogging friends on the DT here. They are asking us to create a card with any flower and music the flower being the main focus, just as well as you can hardly see the music on mine !

I  made a heart out of air dry Fimo and stamped with this Penny Black stamp while still moist, when dry I coloured the heart with one of my Letraset markers. The aperture was cut with spellbinders frames and backed with some lovely old music paper. The little gem is made using one of my silicone moulds. I stamped a border of music notes inside the card and forgot to take a photo duh !!!!

A close up to show the dimension of the card and my terrible colouring in !

Why not pop over to Make My Monday to see the fabulous inspirational work by the lovely and talented design team.

Right off to work will be by to see you all later


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 68 ” Birthday Balloon Bonanza “

How time flies !!!  its time for our fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. The lovely  Mynnette is our host  ( happy birthday for yesterday )and she is asking us to create a card incorporating balloons of any description!! such a fun theme I’m sure you will agree. Pop over to Crafty Cardmakers for all of the details.

This is the simple card I made for my DT piece. I used my Cameo to create the background paper and the 3D balloons the sentiment is from Heard from the Heart by SU and stamped with Marina Mist ( thanks Vicky )

I enjoyed the theme so much I made a second card , another simple one again using my Cameo to create the robot and the balloon cut outs, added some glossy accent to the balloon and using the smile stamp I bought for a pound at Aintree inked it up with SU Pumpkin Pie.


We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you’re lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.
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Since I came back from the UK stash laden I have been finding it hard to get motivated !! I bought so much I dont know what to do with it ,where to put it and why I bought most of it ! The same thing happened last year and it took me a while to get back into the swing of things having room to store most of it would be a great start !.

Some good news I am now in possession of my brand spanking new I Pad 3 so all is right in Maries little world !!

Do pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see what the other members of the Dt have created to inspire and delight you all ! you have two weeks to upload your creations and to be eligible for the wonderful prizes supplied by our very generous sponsors.

Take care


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 66 ” Fantasy “

Yesterday in Greece we celebrated Easter and the sun came out and stayed all day ! Not only where we able to roast our lambs on the spit but we where able to roast our bodies too ! Well I did any way ! You could certainly tell who was British amongst our contingent , all of the Greeks sat in the shade with their sun glasses on and a certain British person sat in full view of the sun without protection or glasses. Needless to say I am looking a bit like a patchwork quilt today and a very unattractive one at that. After twenty-three years of living here you would think I would be a little used to it by now but no siree not me, as soon as I see the sun I come over all touristy and park myself underneath it. Now the truth be told I do work all day so I don’t get much of a chance but when I do I’m off in my car to the beach !

Over at Crafty Cardmakers our lovely and talented leader Lin has chosen ” Fantasy ” as our theme for the next two weeks. I really enjoyed getting inky and messy so much so that I made two cards and here they are for your perusal.

The image is courtesy of The Graphics Fairy , The stamp is from a children’s stamping set and of course I have no idea who made it as the box has long been discarded . Embossed with SU embossing powder. Waco ( great name ) gold crackle paint was used for the base and then coloured with Marina Mist ink by SU. After I had distressed the edges of the card with my fab but very noisy Zutter distressing tool ( they really should give free ear plugs with it I  ) went a bit mad with the Encore Ultimate metallic Gold ink but it was great fun.

Again the image is courtesy of  The Graphics Fairy edged in gold ink as above and positioned onto …. well am not exactly sure what it is, paper like material that I got from my local craft shop., again went a bit mad with the gold. The wings were made with my Cameo, coloured with Marina Mist from SU and then embossed with three layers of clear UTEE, bobbly trim from my stash and blue foam for the border cut with one of my Sizzix bigs dies .

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$15 Gift Certificate to the Crop Stop Store
and our second sponsor is
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Do pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see the fabulous creations made by my team mates to inspire us all and who knows you could be one of our lucky winners.
Right am off for a little lie down, am still recovering from working all day  every day in my shop with the run up to Easter , nothing to do with the excesses of yesterday you understand.
Take care