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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Art by Miran challenge 11 and other challenges

Challenge 11 at Art by Miran is anything goes 
I have used one of her lovely images I won in the last challenge

Yesterday I sprayed white card with dylusions sprays, added salt and left overnight to dry. I have just learnt this salt water technique on challenge 1 at
Today after wiping off the salt I punched flowers and butterflies to use as embellishments for their challenge two.
I embossed patterned paper from Prima Firefly collection 6x6 paper pad with Crafts Too butterflies embossing folder and layered onto green card.  I printed out Art by Miran digi stamp digi girl 105 Rosy Cheek Emma onto white card, coloured with markers, cut out and layered onto paper.  Stamped Stampin Up Happy birthday onto another piece of the salt water paper, cut out with oval punch and layered onto paper.  Added punched flowers and butterflies.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges

101 watercolour-Lesson 2 salt water technique wrap up
(salt water technique used for flowers, butterflies and sentiment)

613 Avenue Create 83 anything goes with optional twist make something for a friend.  (All my cards are made for friends)

Butterfly challenge 12 - summer butterflies

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly patterned paper challenge

Inkspirational challenge 62 - Use markers or pencils

Love to Create 127 - anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 40 - anything goes

The Corrosive challenge 205 - birthdays

When I went over to get the link for Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge I discovered I won the challenge No 39.  Thank you so much.


  1. Brilliant card Margaret and love the use of the dylusions, aren't they so effective on any back ground.xx♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  2. Sweet butterflies! Cute card and so glad you've used and practiced the watercolor & salt method. You get an "A" for Adorable. Cheers, Victoria Lavender- 101:Watercolor

  3. You are making really lovely cards!

  4. Another pretty card with that awesome butterfly EF (now I really want it LOL) Love those pretty purple butterflies. Thank you for sharing this with us on Mrs. A's butterfly Challenge! (Hugs) Cara

  5. Hey Margaret! Lovely card as usual! Love the embossed background!!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT

  6. I do like these techniques you are trying out with the EF. Always good to find new start up challenges too. Thankyou for fluttering by again in #12. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

  7. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational! :-)

  8. What a great card! I love the watercolor technique you used...very pretty!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!!! Good luck!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week in our "Anything Goes" challenge!
    Jackie ~
    Love to Create Challenge

  10. Pretty. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x


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