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My Time to Craft #468 Halloween or Fall Colours.

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  Evening, all! We have a new Challenge at My Time to Craft which is to make a Halloween card or to use Autumn Colours.   I used papers from my stash and the October sketch by Alicia of Call Me Crafty Al on Youtube. I stamped some tiny leaf sprigs on the yellow background using Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to give a bit more interest. For the leaves I ink-smooshed Distress Inks onto watercolour paper and die-cut leaves with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Leaves dies. The die-cut sentiment is made with an old MFT die, and the ribbon behind the vellum circle focal point is from my stash.   Go and see the inspiration my clever teamies have left on the blog and join our topical Challenge!  Thanks for looking and take care!   love Mags B x

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #103

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Good morning! We have a new challenge at The Holly and Ivy and this time I have made TWO cards! I used a kit that came with Papercraft Essentials Magazine no 203 . There was a sheet that included these homely pictures of a door and a fireplace, as well as several pages of die-cuts to decorate the backgrounds. I trimmed down the edges of the die-cuts, as the white borders were quite wide, and went to town! I t was much quicker and easier than the annual house decorating for Christmas! The sentiments read 'Deck the Halls' and 'From Our Home to Yours.' I like having sentiments and images that aren't 'Christian' as I have several friends of other faiths - and none.   Go and see my teamies' sweet makes, and join in the fun!   Thanks for looking and take care.   love Mags B x

My Time to Craft Christmas #19 Glitter and Sparkle.

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  Good morning, all! It's been a morning full of excitement - we found petrol! There was no queue, either - for the first time in a fortnight! It's so good to be able to go to the town without being caught in traffic jams!   The second exciting thing about today is that it's time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft Christmas where we'l like to see Sparkle and Shine. I tried several times to take a picture that shows the sparkle on the Lawn Fawn Giant Let it Snow die cut, but the light just wasn't good enough.  I cut the sentiment in glitter cardstock and stacked 2 layers of white card behingd it, then added it to a card front made with snowflake paper from my stash.   When I had done that I noticed that the glitter was shedding, so I covered it with Glossy Accents. Now it sparkles AND shines!   Check out my teamies' sparkly, shiny creations!   Thanks for looking and take care.   love Mags B x

Dream Valley Challenges #256 Lots of Squares.

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  Evening, all! We have a new Challenge at Dream Valley - we'd like to see lots of squares!  Our sponsor is Morgans Art World and I have used Stardust and Pumpkin 2 which is so cute. The patterned papers are from my stash.   Check out the Challenge blog to see my teamies' gorgeous work and join in! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!   Thanks for looking and take care   love Mags B x

My Time to Craft #467 Get Well Soon!

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  Hi, guys! We have a new Challenge at My Time to Craft which is Get Well Soon.    I love this image from Tiddly Inks Ricky Hanging Around. I have him as a clear stamp which includes the sentiment I used. I stamped one of the cute birds onto the branch, just for fun! The gorgeous background paper is from my stash, and I added a strip to decorate the inside. Check out my teamies' lovely creations and have a go at our Challenge!   Thanks for looking and take care.   love Mags B x

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #102 Anything Christmas Goes.

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  Good morning, my lovelies! I hope you're all keeping well!   Before I get on to our new Challenge at The Holly and Ivy , I have some news! I am going to be a Grandma again next March! My daughter in Ireland has finally given me permission to make the announcement. It's so exciting!   Now back to our normal service. I apologise for the naff photo, the colours are brighter irl. I used an adorable older stamp by Meljen for Whimsy Stamps - I'm glad to say that her images are available through Whimsy Stamps in digital form - though unfortunately not this cute mouse.   The background paper has been hanging around my stash for years, it includes some festive silver glitter. I matched the stripes on the mouse's hat to the colours on the patterned paper to make a change from traditional Christmas colours. The sentiment strip came with a magazine a long time ago, and matches perfectly. I love it when a plan comes together!   Do scurry across to the challenge blog, my t

My Time to Craft Christmas #19 Christmas Critters

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  I apologise, folks, I thought I had scheduled my post for My Time to Craft Christmas but I mucked up the scheduling.  Our new challenge is Christmas Critters and I used an old stamp from Penny Black of the cutest singing mice! I painted the image with Distress Inks (I really need to practise my watercolouring!) I channelled my inner Cathy Zielski and included a wide margin around the panel. Finally I added a few clear sequins for a touch of bling.  Dig out your cutest Christmas critter images and have a go at our Challenge!  Thanks for looking and take care.  love Mags B x