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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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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Julia Spiri challenge 1 - use something new

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived and it is time for the first challenge on the Julia Spiri challenge blog and the theme is anything goes with a twist/use something new

I have used my new Julia Spiri digi stamp "Mermaid and Octopus"
New paper from Lozzy's "Fun" paper set
Sentiment from Ginger's House blog.
Sun, fish, shells and birds from Sweet Shoppe Designs and Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
I have coloured the image with twinkling H2Os, chalks, markers. Glitter pens for the beads in her hair.
I wanted to colour the hearts on her tail a different colour but I am having eye problems so they were too small for me to see.

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

We also invite you to join in the challenge on the Julia Spiri fans facebook group

I would like to add this card to the following:

Crafting by Designs - anything goes

Crafty Girlz challenge 5 - anything goes or with the twist lazy days

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes with pattern paper

Crafty Mess challenge 2

Creatalicious Challenge 78 - summer fun at the beach.

Creative Craft Cottage 46 - anything goes

Creative Moments 76 - anthing goes/use a sentiment

Fan-tastic Tuesday 101 - anything goes with the twist make it cute

Penny's Paper Crafty challenge 243 - Use a sentiment

Sisters of Craft - September anything goes


Bad Kitty said...

very nice card

Pollard Carole said...

What a gorgeous card its such a lovely stamp and I love that sentiment fabulous love and hugs Carole x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Margaret. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Anet van Zyl said...

With my other DT hat on. Beautiful card Margaret. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Julia Spiri said...

Beautiful card! Adorable!
Hugs, Julia.

Margaret said...

Good idea to color using the H2O's I have never done that. Maybe I should pull them out and have a go at it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
Margaret, DT

Helen said...

Another beautiful card and great colouring,.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

Helen x

Michelle said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Gale said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious in our "Summer Fun at the Beach Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Gale DT

Gale said...

Lovely card Margaret. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Mess in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Melanie said...

Another lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "summer fun at the beach” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

caroline said...

So sweet thanks for joining us at soc good luck.
Caroline dt

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at PP xx Jan