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Spring Inspired

This weeks challenge with Joann @ Jo's Scrap Shack is to be inspired by Spring and to use a diecut.

The PP, CS, ribbon and button and bling used in this layout were from a challenge pack on last weekends crop that I attended.

For my first photo I attached the PP to the back of the cardstock I then drew a circle and dissected it north to south, east to west, north west to south east and north east to south west. I then turned over the CS to the front and folded back the cut sections and adhered a gem to each petal. I made a frame from the PP for my second photo.

With the green CS I cut out swirls from Sizzix Sizzlits Nesting Swirls Die Set and placed them around the base of the page with some frangipanis which I attached with mini brads with the gems attached. I then tied a bow with ribbon from the challenge pack and attached to the second photo. I then punched two butterflies from the scraps of the PP and attached them together along the body to create some depth I attached them to the letter F in my title with some green antennae. I finished off my layout using a button for the top of the letter i.

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Stamps and Stencils

My next challenge with Joann @ Jo's Scrap Shack is to be inspired and create a project with stencils and stamps.

I had a busy week with life and nightshift getting in the way and I had sprayed a couple of stencils with a variety of glimmer mists onto some white 12x12 CS and that sat there waiting for further inspiration or time.... Fast forward a week and I am away with some girls for a cropping weekend and one of the mini challenges was to make a name badge. So I have whipped out my stencil sprayed sheet and cut out a section for the name badge (you can see a flower and a dragonfly) and then I stamped the lace border with a new stamp set that I arrived from Unity last week called "Straight Laced". I finished it off with a paper flower and a yellow baby brad attached to the plastic cover of the name badge.

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This weeks challenge with Joann @ Jo's Scrap Shack is to use a window on a card with embossing and a ribbon.

I decided to dust off my Klic N Kut machine to cut the window in my card. I found a wonderful free file "Gothic Window 4" amongst many wonderful free files in a variety of file types over at Monica's Creative Room. I know I am going to go back there for more files. So intricate and they cut beautifully. I cut the whole window on black card stock and the center of the window out of my card base.

I then embossed the front of the card in my cuttlebug with my Sizzix for Stampin Up "Textured Impressions Square Lattice folder. I lined the windows up without adhering and I placed the negative of the black cardstock over the top to mask off the area. Removing my gothic window I then sponged the area with yellow and orange ink so it becomes the stained glass around the edge once the window is adhered which I did next after spraying the back with adhesive. I edged the front with a copic maker.

Next I cut a piece of plastic large enough to adhere across the window opening. I then stamped my image from Close To My Heart - "Angelic Blessings" Set on to the plastic and coloured the opposite side with copic markers. After adhering it behind the window opening I placed an insert into the card and tied my purple organza ribbon along the fold. Thanks for stopping by.

I look forward to seeing you next week for our next challenge to use stamps and stencils.

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This weeks challenge with Joann @ Jo's Scrap Shack is to be inspired by the color inspiration for the February {be inspired} Unity challenge

I started with the background Boho Chic "Box Flower" patterned paper from Making Memories which was sized the same as my folded white cardstock base. On a piece of the leftover PP I stamped the greeting and the ribbon which are both Unity stamps that I have from a grab bag. I then coloured the ribbon with Copic Marker RV 25 cut it out and raised it using mounting tape. I edged my PP with the same Copic Marker. I then cut two pieces of organza ribbon which I arranged on the PP in an X and attached onto the back of the PP. I then attached the PP to my base CS. I had previously coloured the "Melinda hugging heart" Whiff of Joy image with copics. I attached the image to the PP with mounting tape.

I plan to enter my card into the and Unity's Friends with Flair on Friday as well as the colour inspiration part of the February {be inspired} Unity challenge.

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