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In Memorium

Caleb, my furry friend, I will miss you.
Love, Mom

Photo inspiration challenge

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Yes, that's the theme for Patties' Creations current challenge! Use the photo provided here, and make up a card based on the photo. What a yummy setting for the cupcakes. I decided to use the two main colours and the stripes on the cupcake holders as the basis for my card.
 I made a birthday celebration card using the "Cheerleader Pattiboop" image from Patties Creations SHOP. I used orange and dark blue cardstock, and some striped orange paper which I cut with my Nestabilities die. The cheerleader was coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens, and then glitter added to her jacket and the pleats in her skirt. The blue and white feathers on the pompom shakers were an after thought, but it adds a little texture to the card. Note ... when using striped paper make SURE the lines run parallel to the edge of your card - not like mine urgh!
 DO pop into her store for an image, as she has put some amazing new images in there. When you've made your card, head on over to h…

Rainbow challenge

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My daughter and I are making up 'year' books for her family, but we are soooo far behind!  I have just made this page for the 2010 album (told you we were behind!), and just for fun I am entering it into a challenge on the  new South African scrapbooking blog called Scrap Africa. We had these photos of the kids splashing in the mud (the above-ground pool was not set up yet) in my very dry garden, but because they were such 'bland' photos I was not too sure what to do with them. Then the rainbow challenge was put out at ScrapAfrica, and after adding the rainbow (made from paper strips) with the expected pot-o-gold at the end of it, the whole page came alive. You all know this is not my normal standard of scrapbooking as this page is so simple, but yet it is still effective, and it looks great in her album! The kids loved it! (Apologies for the skew angled photo!)

Patties Creations Challenge #41

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Patties' Creations theme for the latest challenge is EASTER, and I decided to make a Christian card with one of her wonderful images called 'Wine Bottle Still Life". You WILL of course need a digistamp to enter the challenge, and what better than one of Pattie's Creations, so DO pop into her SHOP, as she has put some amazing new images in there. When you've made your card, head on over to her BLOG and enter it under Mr Linky to put yourself in the winning line! The challenge closes on the 19th April.

I made a gatefold card out of black cardstock. The reddich background was made by spritzing red and copper onto white paper, then letting it dry. The inside card was spritzed with gold on black, and I let it 'run' a little. I coloured the images with my new Spectrum Noir pens. Gold rub-ons were added as borders and to the corners.The sentiment is obviously from God's Word (Matthew 26:29), and I thought it was quite suited to Patties' gor…

Digistamps4Joy Challenge #40: PARTY / CELEBRATION

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HEEEHAAA!!!! This new Digistamps4Joy challenge is perfect for my love of BLING! The theme is:
PARTY / CELEBRATION with LOTS & LOTS OF BLING!!!
The challenge starts on 4th April(midnight CAT time), and ends on the 18th April so you have 2 weeks to enter. So here is my card for the challenge, and what better image to use than the Belly Dancer, as I can add lots of bling to her clothes!





















I cut triangles out of glittered black, yellow, and green paper and patched these to create the backgound. The border around the edge is a piece of gem braid that I found, the belly dancer is coloured with Copics, and glitter glue stuck everywhere!
Come and join us for this 'party/celebration' time at Digistamps4Joy, visit the other DT blogs, and I'd love to see if you can add more bling than I did!