As the year is a bit awkward for doing challenges every 4 weeks and still only 12 a year, the July challenges at Mi Ran’s facebook group lasted two weeks longer than normal, so for 6 whole weeks. It gave us all a bit of a summer holiday and everyone on their holidays had more time to enter. Win/Win if you ask me! As it is time for the first August Challenge, it means it’s time for the progressive challenge! It’s fun too as we get more entries each month! The thing about the progressive challenge is that you join the facebook group and sign up for the progressive challenges, once you enter the challenge you will automatically recieve the image for the next challenge! How neat is that?! So come join up and join in! If you’d rather just purchase the image in Mi Ran’s shop, you can do so next month once the challenge is over. This is what I made for this month’s challenge.

I struggled a bit with the image, so instead of making it easy for myself.. I waited until the last minute, decided to try dip dyed hair for the first time and do something I hardly ever do: make a very simple CAS card using my own colouring. As I have a terrible habit of doing things backwards, I’ll try Kit and Clowder’s dip dye tutorial in their skin and hair class tomorrow.

The sentiment is by Pink Pettycoat. I added some rhinestones to jazz it up.


Mi Ran DT, shabby daisy

I have some exciting news! I was very recently asked to join Art by Mi Ran’s Facebook Design Team, and of course I accepted! It is the first time I have been on a team for an artist, and it is both intimidating and wonderful! I do love her art and I have coloured up a fair few of her images so far. Have a look at her Etsy shop and I’m sure you, too, will find something you love!

Today’s post will feature the very first card I have made as a part of the Design Team. It is for a progressive challenge. The progressive challenge works as follows: You purchase one specific image for the month you wish to start joining in the challenge. The subsequent months you will receive the image for the current challenge as long as you took part in the previous month’s challenge. Everybody uses the same image each month for this particular challenge. This month we are using Delightful Daisy and the challenge will end on 7th May.

I used copics to colour in mine. I decided to give the card a shabby look, using papers from Lili of the Valley, flowers, ribbon and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts, distress ink, a papermania doily and stickles glitter glue.


These are the copics I used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E29, E97, (dress) BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, (centre flower) YR07, YR15, Y08.

I have entered into the following challenge:

Copic Marker Norge – Vår/Påske med lyse farger

Another baby card

The current challenge at the Hobby House is still Anything Goes! It is always so much fun to see all the various creations people come up with for this type of challenge. The challenge will run until the end of the month so there is still plenty of time to enter!

For this chard I have used a pre-coloured topper by The Hobby House. I have also used pearls, ribbon and the rose from The Hobby House. The flower puncher is bought at Panduro, the branches puncher is by Martha Stewart and I’ve used Spellbinder dies. The patterened paper is from Papermania.


Picking up the post

My first inspirational post as a design team member for the Hobby House! How exciting! This month the challenge is pretty much ‘whatever’ as long as a Hobby House pre-coloured topper has been used. It doesn’t even have to be a new creation! My creation, however, is new! And I’m quite happy with how it turned out 🙂 . You can find the challenge here.

The paper is from a Papermania pad, the doily from Dovecraft, the three different punches are all Martha Stewart, the sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley and the rosebuds are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have used a few Hobby House products for this: the open roses in pink and beige, the adorable pre-coloured topper and the pearls.



Designing for The Hobby House

I am so excited to be a part of The Hobby House’s Design Team! I was very much surprised to be asked as I had been on an extended break from blogging, and as I had already gotten back into crafting there was no way I could turn it down! Here is a small selection of cards I have made using The Hobby House card toppers in particular. I love those! They also have gorgeous flowers I will soon be using as well as some ribbons and pearls I have used on cards previously. These are just a few of their products, though. Take a look for youself 🙂 .

As I barely have any of their Christmas themed toppers (mostly because I am running well behind this year, I am definitely buying some to use next year!), I will mostly be showcasing more of their toppers in the new year.