Wednesday 12 November 2014

Setting the scene with Diva's by Design

Hello again,

Big changes for me in the next few months!  I am soooo excited, change is always good in crafting, new directions, new inspiration, keeping designs fresh :D 

But...back to the task at hand!

The Diva's by Design Challenge Blog launches it's new challenge today and the theme is a Photo Inspiration!  The photo can be found below my DT inspiration :D

Just a word about the Diva's by Design challenge blog, it's quite sad at the moment because the boss Rebekah has decided to close the blog at the end of the year :(  Life gets busy and time is not on her side so the challenge will close.  It's sad, and I have loved working with Rebekah but it means that I will have time to reflect and look out for new opportunities.  So I send a massive hug to Rebekah and my super talented teamies xxx

But....back to my interprestation of the Photo Inspiration...I took some of the essential elements from the photo, Christmas swags, presents, ribbon and sparkle and this is what I came up with.....

I know...another CAS (clean and simple) card from me..the Queen of embellies!  Its must be catching lol :D

Here's the Photo Inspiration for you all:
And Here's what I used to make mine:
Image: Hollybobs Presents digi stamp from Polkadoodles, which is a part of the gorgeous Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs collection
Coloured: with my Graph'it Marker Pens (the reds are so lush)
Sentiment: Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs collection from Polkadoodles
Backing: stash white card, red card and gold card (not mirri as I'm not a fan)
Presents: My 15yr old daughter Zoe made tiny 3D boxes for me from 160gsm paper, the papers are also from Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs
Ribbon swag: I picked this up from The Range, in their Christmas decs range :D  always looking for embellies lol

Close up pics to show you the details:

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and please leave a comment before you go :D
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And don't forget to join us for the Diva's By Design Challenge this time :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs (mine has 2)
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Love to Create - 141 AG
Not Just Cards - 6 AG
Just Inspiration challenge - 11/11 Gifts
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Add some ribbon
Creative Card Crew - 74 Christmas
WordArt Wednesday - 158 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - 7 AG
Creative Fingers - 55 Anything Goes


  1. Another beautiful card love the little presents xxxxx

  2. wow, beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Love how you have attached the ribbon. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  3. what a great card love the swag and the inside too

  4. Absolutely beautiful and if this is CAS there's still lots to look at and love. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hazel x

  5. Love that image, your coloring and esp that ribbon combo! Gorgeous work

  6. I just adore CAS cards and this one is perfect! I love the little presents!!

  7. Fabulous card - inside and out! Love your colouring, super design and that ribbon sway is great - love it!

  8. Gorgeous card Sandie, love the cute image.
    Linda xxx

  9. Such a cutie Sandie. Love all of the detail.

  10. Just love this Sandie, for a c&s card it has fantastic detail, love the ribbon but those little 3d pressies are so cute and yes I want to open them! Lol have a great week xx

  11. Hi Sandie this is a a beautiful card. Hugs Jackie

  12. Wow Sandie. Gorgeous inside and out. Great card x

  13. A gorgeous card Sandie. I love the cute image and the way you've draped the ribbons x

  14. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love all the details & embellies!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create: Anything Goes Challenge!! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

    Many Blessings,
    LTC DT

  15. Beautiful card! Love the image and design. Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  16. Fabulous Sandie love how you have used the ribbon and the presents are fab. Hugs Jennifer xx

  17. Another great card. Proves you don't have to have tons of embellishments and such, just a little can make a real statement! Loving the swag and the 3D boxes just finish it off. Love it xxx

  18. Beautiful card! Thank you for entering our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs, Yvonn

  19. Super, super cute! Love the design! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  20. Beautiful !!!. Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenge!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  21. Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew with our Christmas Joy challenge hugs Tania (DT)xx

  22. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. We hope to see you again next time.


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