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Pearls and Lace...

Can't believe another fortnight has flown by and I haven't managed a blog post since the last Let's Craft and Create challenge.  I'm starting to believe that old saying that time passes more quickly as you get older!  
This time the theme for our challenge is Pearls and LacePop over to the Let's Craft and Create blog for some inspiring ideas from the rest of the team and the prize on offer for one lucky entry.  Hope you can find the time to join us this time.  The challenge will close  in just wo weeks!

Stamps: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments designed by Paula Pascual
Papers: Crate Paper and Echo Park
Lace Edge Trim:  The Ribbon Box
Blossom Flowers, Flatback Pearls and Cluny Lace (for bow): The Ribbon Girl

A Different Dimension...

For our next challenge over on the Let's Craft and Create Blog we'd like you to add dimension to your cards and projects. This can be done in many different ways such as layering images, adding buttons or any other elements that pop out from your design.

To add dimension to my card design I've used a foam pad between each layer of the flower embellishment sandwich.  This isn't something I would usually do but I will certainly try again on future projects.  

Pop over to the Let's Craft and Create Blog to check out the inspiring ideas from the rest of the team.  Hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge, don't forget you've got two weeks to enter.

Papers: My Minds Eye Indie Chic - Nutmeg
Stamps: Personal  Impressions Frames & Greetings designed by Kirsty Wiseman 
Flower Die:  Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Florals

It's a Boy...

The October Card Challenge launches today over on The Ribbon Girl Blog.  To enter just create a card for a BOY and link it up over on the Blog.  As always there's some fabulous prizes for the lucky winners.

For my card I've took the easy way out and created a card for a baby boy.  I've had this design running around in my head for a while now but didn't have any letter dies  So, rather than splashing out I created some letter templates using WordArt in MS Word -  Century Gothic font if I remember rightly.   The letters have been hand stitched to the card front - didn't trust myself with all those curves on the sewing machine!

Don't forget to check out The Ribbon Girl Blog for all the details and some wonderful inspirational cards from the DT.  You know how we all struggle with the dreaded 'Boy' cards.

Papers:  My Minds Eye Lost and Found
Stamps: PI designed by Paula Pascual - Double Sayings and Mix & Match
Cream Medium Pom Pom Trim
Olive Green Zig Zag Lace
Star Charm
Pearl Button Mixture all from The Ribbon Girl online shop

Getting Creative With Borders...

It's time for another challenge over on the  Let's Craft and Create blog and the theme this fortnight is Borders.
An opportunity to dig out your border dies and punches and get creative.  I've used a scalloped border punch to create a frame for my card.
Pop over to the Let's Craft and Create blog for some more inspiring ideas from the rest of the team.  Hope you can find the time to join us, don't forget you've got two weeks to enter.

Fiskars Scalloped Lace Border Punch
2" Circle Punch
Frames and Greetings Stamp Set by Kirsty Wiseman (Personal Impressions)
Various Paper Collections from Echo Park and My Minds Eye