Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Just taking a short break

Hi guys,

Just in case any of you are wondering why I haven't been on for a couple of weeks I just wanted to let you know that I am in good health but just taking a short break as I'm going on a holiday soon. I will be back in full swing at the end of September.

Take care and big hugs,
XOX Lucy

Saturday, 30 July 2016

A fairy among the toadstools (Polkadoodles image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

How's this for a beautiful image from Polkadoodles? She's so adorable and I had the perfect toadstools to match her, you can find them at Flourish with a Bling. I added some Wink of Stella to her wings but it hasn't really showed in the photograph. 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. - summer
Crafty Friends - favourite embellishment - FWAB toadstools
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional add flowers
Creative Inspirations - seaside, sunshine and summer holidays
Digi Choosday - flowers/anything goes 
Fussy & Fancy Friday - a walk in the garden
Inky Chicks - use 5 or more flowers
Jo's Scrap Shack -  anything goes
Polkadoodles -  anything goes
Ribbon Girl - July any image 
Scrapper's Delight - anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Thanks so much for dropping by, I hope you're having a lovely weekend,

XOX Lucy

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Toadstool Girl (Lemon Shortbread image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

My last card to show tonight is this one where I have cropped and coloured a gorgeous little image from Lemon Shortbread. I added some Liquid Pearls to her toadstool hat. 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

As you like it - favourite papers & why - I love flowery papers especially when they have little flowers as it adds so much to the card
C.R.A.F.T. - summer 
Craft your Passion - anything goes 
Crafts and Me - anything goes with optional Summer memories (Lemon Shortbread digi)
Crafts and Me FB challenge - anything goes with optional twist: CAS (Lemon Shortbread digi)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious -  anything goes with optional twist: add flowers
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - patriotic, use country colors (red, white and blue)
The Paper Shelter - anything goes 
Ribbon Girl -  July any image
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Happy Birthday 
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes  

Thanks so much for dropping by, have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Summer Breeze (Crafts & Me/Hannah Lynn image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

This card is inspired by summer, I hope most of you are enjoying the sunshine, it's so cold here (it's winter here in Oz) so I'm happy to pretend it's warm here and create summer cards. This breezy girl is from Crafts and Me and you can find the flower at Flourish with a Bling.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

As you like it - favourite papers & why - I love fresh colours with classic patterns like polkadots etc
C.R.A.F.T. - summer
Craft your Passion - anything goes 
Crafts and Me - anything goes with optional Summer memories (Hannah Lynn image) 
Crafts and Me FB challenge - anything goes with optional twist: CAS (Hannah Lynn image) 
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious -  anything goes with optional twist: add flowers
Creative Inspirations - seaside, sunshine and summer holidays 
Inspiration Destination - anything goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - colour challenge - coral, teal and tan
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
The Paper Shelter - anything goes 
Polkadoodles - summertime
Ribbon Girl - July any image
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Happy Birthday
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  
Your Next Stamp - sketch or color challenge - colors



Thanks so much for dropping by, have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Rainbow Brite Birthday card (Cute as a Button image)

Hi Crafty friends,

This is my final card for the segment I did in an Australian magazine called Australian Papercraft Essentials using Cute as a Button images. One of my cards is the 'Covergirl' so I've posted the photo of the magazine cover below. 

I used a variety of pearls from Flourish with a Bling and a sun die cut from Lawn Fawn.
The paper is from Kaisercraft. 




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

As you like it - favourite papers & why - I love bright colours so this Kaisercraft paper is a perfect example of lots of bright and happy colours.
C.R.A.F.T. - summer
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  anything goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: add flowers
Creative Inspirations - seaside, sunshine and summer holidays
Inky Chicks - use 5 or more flowers
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
The Pencil Case - X = Xanthic/yellow
Ribbon Girl -  July any image
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Happy Birthday
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes   



Thanks so much for dropping by, have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Friday, 22 July 2016

Be Happy Be Bright Be You (Cute as a Button image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here's my card that made the front cover of Australian Papercraft Essentials. I was so excited as I didn't know that was going to happen until I saw the magazine.

There's a picture of the cover below.

My "job" was to use Cute as a Button images and the lovely Francesca from CAAB let me choose some lovely digis from her shop. I also took the opportunity to advertise my company, Flourish with a Bling by using some of our leaves and pearls.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

AllSorts - frame it!
Creative Inspirations - Seaside, sunshine and summer holidays 
Cupcake Inspirations - tropical (collecting shells) 
Glitter & Sparkle - anything goes
Pile it on - use your favourite colours - pink and teal
Ribbon Girl - July any image
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - by the sea/nautical (collecting shells) 
Through the purple haze - Peaceful/harmony (being yourself/collecting shells on the beach)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Summer Butterflies card (Cute as a Button image)

Hi Crafty friends,

Here's another card I created for the magazine Australian Papercraft Essentials. There's a picture of the cover below. The cards all needed to be created using Cute as a Button images. I also took the opportunity to advertise my company, Flourish with a Bling by using a lovely cream Elise flower we have that comes in a pack of 4.




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - let's get krafty
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional: add flowers
Creative Inspirations - Seaside, sunshine and summer holidays
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes 
Mari Digis - anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - July any image
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - things with wings
Through the purple haze - Peaceful/harmony (catching butterflies)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy