A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Challenge 4 - Hobby House Artists

A huge, massive HELLO to everyone!! Hope you've all been keeping well and happy!  I apologise for me going AWOL these past few weeks but, with lots of changes going on in my life at present, crafting had to take a back seat.  However, I'm slowly getting back into it all and ready to roll again!  The only thing missing at the moment now is my colouring mojo!!! It is still MIA, but I'm sure it will return soon .... I hope!! :)

Today is the start of our 4th Challenge at The Hobby House and our theme for this month is all about the 
HH Artists.  
We'd like to see your creations using a topper or rubber stamp from any of our fabulous artists:
Mo Manning, Elizabeth Bell, Sylvia Zet, Kenny K

The prize for our winner is a mahoosive £25 to spend at The Hobby House Store.
(Postage paid by winner)

For my card today I used an adorable topper by Elizabeth Bell called Summertime - and here she is

Isn't she a little darling!
I inked over the topper to give it a cream background and distressed the edges.  The beautiful background papers are called Antebellum from LOTV and I chose them as my winning prize for a recent challenge :)  They are so fabulous to work with .... I distressed and inked the edges and added cheesecloth in between layers.  I die-cut Marianne Designs butterflies from the same paper and then frantaged them all.

Card ingredients:

Hobby House Accessories:

I hope you like my little card today :) I'd love for you to pop over and take a look at the beautiful makes from my extremely talented Teamies and look forward to seeing what you all create this month.

I'd like to enter into the following:
A Gem of A Challenge - Ch 95 - Use 2 Backing Papers
Anything Goes Challenge - Ch 100 - In the garden, add some butterflies
A.R.T. Card Challenge - Ch 12 - Ribbons & Pearls
Elizabeth Bell's World - Aug/Sep Ch - Sizzling Summer Days
Sister Act Card Challenge - Ch 22 - Anything Goes

Take Care and Happy Crafting!


  1. stunning and so pleased to see you back, love the soft feel and all the attention to detail
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. ADORABLE!!! Love how you've used the gauze and pearls ... gives your creation so much texture and movement! BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our RIBBONS & PEARLS CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT
    A.R.T. Challenge Blog

  3. Wow such a pretty card! Love all the embellishments and design!

    Gina x

  4. Nice to see you back:) I am sure mr mojo will be back and you will be on top form! But i 'm sure he is back as this card is just goregous:) x
    Hugs Nikki x

  5. Just beautiful! Love all the details on your card!
    Thank for joining in at Elisabeth Bells World this month.
    Lynne xx

  6. Just gorgeous - such a cute image and I love all the textures you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. Hi sweetie, this is my very first EB stamp, she is still my fave too, gorgeous colours here and fabulous layout, thank you for joining us at EBW this time, hugs Pops x x x

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love your colouring of the image and love all the embellishments and sparkles!! Thanks for joining us at EBW! HUgsxx

  9. Wow an EB topper image---so dern cute....do like the softened background. Very beautifully embellished...really like the frantaged butterflies!!! Thanks for joining us at EBWorld--best of luck!

  10. Absolutely adorable work... :) Congratulations!
    Have a great day, Tracey...


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