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My Time to Craft #485 Vegetables.

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 Good morning! Last time the theme at  My Time to Craft  was 'Fruit' and this time it's 'Vegetables.'  Salads, root veg, corn, peas, greens... Any veg! I made 4-bar cards for a change, because my images looked a bit lost on a US A2 cardbase. Card 1: I love the punny sentiment on this one! The stamp set by Lawn Fawn is sadly out of print.  The background paper and gems are from my stash. Card ": These cute mushrooms are from a stamp set by the much-missed Paper Smooches.  My first version of this card had 'Get Well Soon' as the sentiment, but these mushrooms are poisonous so I had to start again! Check out the Challenge Blog for more inspiration from my lovely teamies! Thanks for looking and take care. love Mags B x

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #119 Anything Christmas Goes.

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 Hiya! I hope you're all keeping well.  We have a new Challenge at  The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge  - it's less than 6 months until Christmas! I don't know where this year is going! I used some old stamps from a Hero Arts set in shades of green and added Icicle Stickles to the ornaments.  I matted it on gold mirror card and added it to a paper from my stash that is layered onto gold and green (I cut the paper a bit too small, hence the 2 layers!) The sentiment is from my stash. Check out the challenge, it's so satisfying to have a decent pile of cards ready well before Christmas! Thanks for looking and take care. love Mags B x

Dream Valley Challenges #273 All Occasions

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 Good morning! We have a new Challenge at  Dream Valley  which is All Occasions.   Think of events like birthdays, anniversaries, a new baby or a new home..... Our sponsor is  The Paper Shelter  and I have used  Ellie .   The papers are from my scraps drawer and I trimmed the striped one with  Love from Lizi peel-offs  to give a bit of shine.  The mats are Tonic Studios  Glitter card  which is non-shed! I scratched at it with a fingernail and not one speck fell off.  It's the best out there! Check out the Challenge Blog for more inspiration, then make something for a special occasion and join the fun! Thanks for looking and take care! love Mags B x

My Time to Craft Christmas #37 Christmas Carol/Song theme.

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 Good morning! Welcome to another Challenge at  My Time to Craft Christmas  where we'd like to see what you make when Inspired by a Christmas Carol or Song.   A very versatile theme, I think.  I chose a Christmas carol, but of course you could choose a song like 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland.'  I'll keep you in suspense as to what I chose until later - though I bet you'll all guess! Card 1 is an upcycled Christmas card from last year, I trimmed it down until only the image was left. There's some lovely delicate foiling on the image.  I used foam tape to add it to a dark blue mat and then glued it to a 5 x 5 inch card base. Card 2 used the  Star layering die-set  by  Sasha Reade  (that's a link to her Youtube Channel.)  The star is part of a limited edition set and may not be around for very long! I used shades of blue card and silver mirror for shine.  The tiny star gems are from my stash.  I didn't have a stamp with a quotation from the carol, this an

My Time to Craft #484 Fruit

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 Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to add tomatoes to a fruit salad. Good morning! Yes, our new theme at  My Time to Craft!  is Fruit.   Oranges, lemons, strawberries, melons, kiwis, pineapples, pears, grapes, mangoes... So yummy! The June kit by  Love from Lizi  includes some fab melon paper and a cut-apart, so I used those for my first card. I used pale blue pearlescent card as my mats and added some blue Nuvo drops as decoration.  I think it looks very refreshing for a hot day! My second card is made with one of my favourite stamps by Simon Says Stamp , the 'One Cool Pineapple' set, which I'm very sorry to say is no longer available.  Chiz. The background paper is from stash, and the fruit bling is from the June '22 kit by Love from Lizi.  The cool shades came with the stamp set, I embossed and fussy cut them and glued them in place. Check out the fruity cards that my teamies have made to inspire you! Thanks for looking and take car

Dream Valley Challenges #272 Add a Sentiment.

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 I am so sorry, my lovelies, I thought I had scheduled this post for Monday 13th but.... didn't.  Well, better late than never. The new Challenge at  Dream Valley  is to Add a Sentiment.   I went the whole hog and used a sentiment as my focal point AND I made 2 cards at once (often called a 'Twofer.'  Twofer one - geddit???!!!) Here is the first card: I used the Lawn Fawn  Giant Thank You die  and some bright paper from my stash for the sentiment.  I also cut 2 extras from white cardstock and glued them behind to give dimension.  To position the die-cut I made a template the same size as my white stitched rectangle background and cut the die in the position I wanted it to be, then glued the words in place and removed the template.  Finally I added a few sparkly gems. The second card: As you can see, this is the reverse of the previous card and made in much the same way.  Because I had cut the sentiment from the middle of the patterned paper it was easy to add three layers o

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #118 Anything Christmas Goes.

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 Well, it's a beautiful summer's day here in S-E Hertfordshire, the sun is shining and the sky is blue.  A perfect day to talk about Christmas! Yes, we have a new Challenge at  The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge  where Anything Christmas Goes. I used  James - Wrapped in Tinsel  by LotV - I have him as an unmounted stamp, but I'm glad to say that he's still available as a digi. The papers are from a VERY old pad by Dovecraft which is now out of print.  I matted the snowflake layer onto another paper from the pad and then a scrap of purple pearlised card.  The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is an old one from Simon Says Stamp.  Finally I added  Plum Pudding Nuvo Drops  for a bit of shine and Icicle Stickles to the tinsel on the image. Check out the Challenge blog and my teamies' inspiration! Thanks for looking and take care! love Mags B x