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Sunday, October 30, 2016

You are.....

My last card for today highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness and participating in CAS-ual Fridays Fight like a Girl Challenge.

Supplies:  Paper Smooches and Concord and 9th.

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Now I need to get this card into the mail.  Thanks for visiting today ......


Grateful Card

And my final entry for Simon Says Autumn Challenge.  Also participating in Simon Says Work It Wednesday.

Supplies used:
W-Plus 9 stamp, Concord and 9th dies, Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Thank You

My second entry for Simon Says Autumn Challenge and HLS Mixed Media Nature Challenge.  For this card I wanted to make a leaf card with big leaf images which I don't have so I used artificial leaves and traced around them.

Here is the planning process ......

And here is my card .......

I colored the leaves with Derwent Ink Pencils and then added Distress Inks and Stains.  I added a touch of foil to the veins of the leaves but it's not clear in the photo.

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Mixed Media "Autumn"


I have a few projects to share today.  I love Autumn colors and was so inspired by the Simon Says Autumn Challenge  and HLS Mixed Media Nature Challenge I ended up making 3 cards (and I have another two backgrounds .... )  I hadn't planned on making so many cards but whilst waiting for each step to dry I wasn't quite satisfied with the progress and started something new ..... and with each step the projects veered off in different directions.  Gotta love crafting..... 

Here is my first project:

I used a number of dies, Distress Inks, Paints and Stains, Texture Paste and gel medium.  Love the metal tag "embrace imperfection".  

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Doodles

Hi there!

I have two fun cards to share with you today.  The challenge at A Blog Named Hero is geometric and as I love to doodle I thought I'd incorporate some 'doodling' on my card.  

And here is the second card.... just for fun!

All the stamps are Hero Arts (Zig Zag, Happy Stamp & Cut, Fancy Basics).

I'll also be playing in the A2Z Scrapbooking Layer Challenge.

Have a wonderful week-end x

Sunday, October 23, 2016

You ARE enough

CAS-ual Fridays Fight Like A Girl Challenge, Simon Says Think Pink Challenge and October Breast Cancer awareness was the inspiration behind this card.

I used Distress Inks to watercolor and at first I was too precise so I added loads of water to create more of a random look which I wanted.  It's not always easy to color outside the lines ;)

The stamp set is Concord and 9th You Are Enough.  Love that phrase.  

Thanks for stopping by, have a good week and remember.... you ARE enough!

 Hugs, Zelda x

Just a Note

Hello and Happy Sunday!

I hope you've had a great week-end and managed to squeeze in some crafting time.  I have two cards I'd like to share with you today.

The first card is for the Case a DT Challenge at StampTV.  We had to CASE one of Karen's gorgeous cards ..... that was the tough part - deciding which one to choose .... decisions decisions!  Here is the one I finally chose and here is my entry:

All the supplies used are Gina K Designs.

I'll also be participating in Simon Says Think Pink Challenge.

Thanks for popping in .........

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thanksgiving watercolor

Hello and Happy Saturday!

A quick post today to share a card I made earlier this week.

The stamps I used are both Gina K Designs The Simple Things.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Today's card was inspired by this Pinterest Inspired Photo from Lawnscaping Challenge.

The idea was to have layers and layers of leaves so I made a step card.
I used Lawn Fawn's small stitched leaves dies and Woodgrain Backdrops stamp.

I'm participating in Dies R Us ChallengeScrapyland Challenge #51 and Simon Says Work It Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by.......

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness


This card was made with two challenges in mind both supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.  The challenge at CAS-UAL Fridays is "1 in 8", as 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  

I recently watched this video by Jennifer McGuire and this technique came to mind for this challenge.

The second challenge is Time Out Challenge #67 - Breast Cancer Awareness and/or friendship.

And here is my card:

The stamp set is Cas-ual Fridays Amazeballs.
I have family and friends who have fought this disease so I'll be making a few cards and sending them off to these amazing women!

Thanks for popping in ..... and don't forget to self-examine.

Zelda xx

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hello friend

The challenge at Mod Squad this week is For the Birds and I knew immediately I would use my hummingbird stamp.  I love watching them in the garden.  Did you know they beat their wings about 70 times per second and lap up nectar at a rate of about 13 licks per second? 
Fascinating....... and end of the lesson ;) 

All supplies are Gina K Designs.

Have a great day and thanks so much for looking.

StampTV Inspiration Challenge

Hi there

After a rough week it was great to be able to craft again yesterday.  Although after seeing the destruction and devastation of Hurricane Matthew I have nothing to complain about.  I hope you are all safe!

My cards today were inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at StampTV.  

I love the gorgeous colors and flowers and ended up making 4 cards ...... 

I had fun doing a bit of everything, coloring, masking, watercolors etc. 
All supplies are Gina K Designs.

Thanks for popping in ...... be safe.