Hi everyone :)
It has been a very interesting and busy week.
We are looking to move & hope to do so in the next few weeks so I have been busy checking places out to look for our new home. Wish me luck :)
Before I continue, I just want to remind you of the new blog candy I have for you. Be in the chance to WIN this gorgeous Magnolia Tilda with Big Ribbon Mini stamp :) You can enter & find out all about it here.
Good luck with it :)
I am running late with this weeks posting for Delightful Challenges, so I had better get on with it lol.
This week we are challenging you to create a design that is
'Valentines Anything but a Card'.
This week our wonderful sponsor is: Whiff of Joy.
We would love for you to join us so be sure to pop over to Delightful Challenges to check out all the info :)
For this challenge I had Daisy helping me out :)
You can find her here.
Also Dylan decided he wanted to play too :) You can find him here.
I simply had to have Daisy & Dylan sitting together on the bench so I used the wonderful Daisy Accessories Set which you can also find here.
I think the 'You're The Best' Sentiment was a perfect touch :) You can find it here.
I decided to design a picture frame for this challenge as I had a few at home that was bought for this purpose. However, I sanded it down & painted it white. I then added some pearls to it. I love the effect it gives & totally looks like a brand new picture frame totally different from its original look :)
My Tip: Purchase some old photo frames at your local Thrift / Second hand shop, you will be amazed how many you can find. Take them home, clean them up, sand them down & paint them in accordance to the colour you would prefer. Simply adhere your design onto the frame backing. Use a staple gun to add some ribbon on the back & voila you have a new picture to hang on your wall :)
I used my new Doo Hickey, MS Branch punch & added Liquid pearls to the old button that I found in my stash :) The beads & cardstock are from my old stash too :)
I added Glossy Accents to their shoes & also to the back of the bench. I don't think you can see it too clearly but it really 'lifted' the park bench & added to the dimension of the image. Quite happy :)
I also used a heart charm but unfortunately when I took the photo I didn't notice that it wasn't facing forward. I guess I was in a hurry to get this design on my blog lol.
Oh I nearly forgot to tell you that the DP's are actually digital papers which were a free download but for the life of me I can't remember where I got them from. However, I will check it out & update this post with the correct details & the link so that you can go and get it if you like. This is the first time that I have used digital papers & I was quite impressed with how they turned out :)
I also used the lace & ribbon which are from my 'oldie stash' lol. I'm doing pretty good with including all the old stuff that have been sitting there doing nothing for months..some of it years lol.
As you have probably figured out by now, I took the glass frame insert out. I didn't want to be limited with the dimension of the design. However I am extremely happy with it & the way it turned out :)
This design is available at my
I would like to enter my design into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft #176 - All you need is love
Incy Wincy Designs #130 - Anything but a card
Everybody Art Challenge #177 - Swirls
Papertake Weekly - Happy Highlights
Tuesday Throwdown #82 - So Charming
Crafty Creations #154 - Anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #44 - Pearls & Swirls
The Pixie Cottage #105 - Love & Kisses
Alota Rubber Stamps #75 - Heart
Aud Sentiments #46 - Love
Cute Card Thursday #201 - You're a Gem
Do You Stack Up #56 - Ribbons
Just Inspirational #13 - Colours of the rainbow
Moving Along with the Times #133 - Blooming Marvellous
Allsorts #138 - Needles & Pins
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Have a heart
Corrosive #141 - I (Heart) You
Crafty Sentiments - Lace & pins
Pile It On #4 - Add lace
Sentimental Sundays #86 - Die Cuts
Stamptacular #148 - Seeing spots (Heart DP & sentiment has spots)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #40 - Valentines Theme
Oldie but a Goodie - Have a heart (Used ribbon & cardstock)
Crafts & Me #68 - Pink & Sparkly
Truly Scrumptious #72 - Something forgotten (Cardstock & ribbon)
Colour Create #88 - Pink & Green
Top Tip Tuesday #68 - Sketch #1 & Tip (see above)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #20 - Photo inspiration
By The Cute & Girly - New beginnings
Copic Oz - Colour challenge (used BG93 & BG96)
Createalicious #30 - Love
Have a great week everyone & thank you SO much for visiting.
Oh & also don't forget to apply for my candy which you can find on the top of my sidebar.
Stay safe & happy craftin'.