Monday, 2 April 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 65 " Easter "

 Over at Crafty Cardmakers it's once again time for our fortnightly challenge our theme for the next two weeks has been set by the lovely and talented Doreen who has chosen  " Easter ". Now I'm sure you are all in the throes of making your Easter cards and decorations so why not link  up your creations  to Crafty Cardmakers we would love to see them and  who knows you may be one of our lucky winners !

I just a napkin for the background , I applied a layer of Modge Podge to the napkin and ahered it to the card, another layer of Modge Podge on top to protect it. I cut the Easter image with my cameo and layered it over the napkin. Easy peasy you may think but it took seven attempts to cut the image as the wording is very delicate and kept ripping as I was lifting it from the cutting mat. This was my last piece of cream card stock too.  The craft cave was definitely a PG rated zone !!  I am going through a bit of Modge Podge phase at the moment . I have just finished altering a radiator in my sons bathroom  I completely covered it with groovy paisley napkins and it looks fabulous,  unfortunately I cant get a good enough photo ! I am now working on light fittings and switches stay tuned !!!

Undeterred by my frayed nerves I decided to make another card. The base is made from silk kindly donated by a friend who has a fabric shop , although I have to say the beautiful pieces are all silk and far to nice to cut up ! My likkle wabbit was cut with ...... yes you've guessed it my Cameo, I added some lovely lace and velvet ribbon and the little flower I made using one of my molds.
Thought I would share with you this photo of the corner of my living room where I take my photos. Some of you may have noticed that in all of the cards on my blog there appears to be greenery growing out of the top of them. This is the only spot in the house that has some light even though my ceilings are four meters high and there is plenty of glass, I guess I just don't live on the sunny side of the street !

We are sponsored for this challenge once again by Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate for the store

We are also sponsored by Hobby Art who have very generously offered us two beautiful stamps sets . Please see Crafty Cardmakers blog for more details.

Please pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see the wonderful inspirational work by my team mates we would love to see you there.

Before I go just another little moan about Blogger. I said on my previous post that I have opened an account with Wordpress and hope to transfer there in due course. One of the main reasons is that Mr Blogger insists I don't have a blog !!!!!!! and wont let me make any changes. that and not burning my posts is driving me crazy. Since yesterday am unable to leave comments on most of your blogs I keep getting the error message service unavailable !!! I think I might have been cut off !!!!! so please bear with me and I do apologise for not leaving comments.

Right winging over lets see if Blogger lets this one through !!!

Take care 



  1. gorgoeus cards as always. The first one is amazing - looks so great
    Doreen xx

  2. I love your cards Marie. I don't know anything about the cameo, was the die your own design? Love the use of the silk in the second card, your designs are always so creative and inspiring.


    p.s. I hope they sort out these blogger issues soon.

  3. Hi Marie,
    fabulous makes as always; I really love the first one - so striking! I really would love to see a photo of the radiator - it sounds amazing.

  4. Hiya Marie, such gorgeous cards, I absolutely love how you've used the napkin in the first one, and that silk is really beautiful. Your die cuts are so very cute!

    You know I'm going to be very intrigued by the radiator, light fittings and switches - I cannot wait to see these! I am already sussing out options for giving kitchen cupboard doors a facelift, and haven't moved house yet!

    Take care Marie

    Maria x

  5. What gorgeous creations - I love the cut out text - it looks so special!

  6. Hi there Marie, Ahh fabulous art again, love these cards, I 've missed so much here and it seems that you've been having a rough time with blogger messing you about Oh dear:{ I hope you'll forgive me leaving one comment for all your work. Suffice to say it's the usual treat to visit you, big hugs Gay xxx

  7. Gorgeous projects, love your card for CCM the napkin is a beauty. Had to find you via CCM cannot see your posts via the dashboard. I had the error message a few times as well, ug! gremlins again.
    Yvonne x

  8. These are amazing! LOVE the napkin with modpodge one the best--the dark colors are so not what you'd think to use on an Easter card and so I LOVE IT!!! :) You're so stinkin' talented...I am one of your hugest fans! ;)

  9. Thanks for your Comment on the New Chalenge Blog.

    And I dont think its you re. the Comments. It happened to me a couple of days ago, spent 2 hours fiddling with the Blog, then it suddenly worked again.

    With all this new Layout and changes in Google, I expect they are having teething problems:(

    Loving the cards too:)
    michelle x

  10. Wow! Love your creations...both are breathtaking!

  11. Love the napkin background.
    Hope things have settled down for you with blogger.
    hugs Kimx

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  13. A beautiful card, one to treasure even after Easter ends!