Thursday, 1 January 2015

January Challenge

Welcome to 2015. We hope you had a great 2014 and that 2015 brings you health and happiness.

Our challenge this month is a design seeds one from here

How does this colour palette and cheeky chap inspire you?

This month is just for fun so there is no link up button but if you want to show us your creation please leave a comment.

Here is what our design team created this month:

I used Gelatos and Stampendous Frantage heat embossing powder to decorate the mask. 
Below is a close up of one of Kerry's crocheted broaches I added with finishes it off beautifully as I'm sure you will agree.


Hi wishing all readers from The Craft Garden Blog a Happy and Creative New Year!! Hoping you will play along with us again this year :-) The color combo of this challenge made me think for a long time what to use. I finally choose these that came the closest to the combo.

I decided to use a new image I had for Christmas of my girlies. Just love her she is a real cutie & a dream to colour. I then decided on what colour out of the choices we had to use & here you go the finished result.... I hope you like it x

I'm still in Christmas mode with the blues and silvers but I tried to put a wintery spin on this card.  I love how the snowman seems to be not entirely happy.  Perhaps there's sun on the horizon....

For my first project for this year, I have created an Arty ATC with the gorgeous color scheme from our color swatch at the top of this post. The main focal point is a digital image I created from one of the pieces from my ephemera collection. For accents, I also used a paper doily, peach embroidery thread, netting and a clear rhinestone.

I do hope everyone that stops by will join us in this challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations, :)

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December Winner

WOW 125 entries this month chose number 102

Number 102 was Sandie Gough - with this lovely card

Congratulations Sandie please can you email me your address to and I'll get your crocheted flowers out to you ASAP. 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

November Winner

Sorry it is a few days late. Our November winner is Sherryn with this gorgeous card

Monday, 1 December 2014

December Challenge

Our challenge to you for December is quite simply CHRISTMAS

I gave the design team some crocheted flowers to work with and there will be a prize for a randomly chosen winner at the end of the month of a pack of the same flowers.

Here's my page using the green and white crochet flowers. The photo's are from my son's Christmas dinner at school in 2011 !

My Christmas will be spent down under this year and I couldn't resist making this postcard.
A Christmas card
I added one of Kerry's flowers to make this purse more interesting and pretty too.
A Christmas tag.
 This tiny pot contains everything needed to make a chain mail bracelet. To make it look more like a gift I added vellum, ribbon and a crocheted flower and added a bit of sparkle too!
I hope you like my makes for this festive month.

Shell here to show you my creation for this month. I love anything Christmassy & love colouring, so when I saw this image by Inky Impressions I just had to use it!


I used the gorgeous flowers Kerry sent to make this super fun card for my niece.


Not a very traditional Christmas layout, but it is about me and my dreams and hopes for this Christmas, every year I do a Christmas daily journal so this is just starting it off ... I've used a christmas paper as a base and added lots of gold glitter embellies to make it more festive.  I have some journalling on a tag at the top ... and tried to make the lovely crochet flowers as the focal point !

Chris / Doodle Pieces

For my project created an Art Tag using one of Kerry's pretty paper flowers. I added a bit of color using pigment ink and the direct to paper technique. The pink lacy flowers and the scalopped background they are sitting on are also from one of Kerry's packages. The main focal point is Edwina one of my original digital stamps. The smile phrase is also digitally created.