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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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Monday, 26 January 2015

Faery Ink Monthly challenge 5 - Mardi Gras

The challenge at Faery Ink this month is Mardi Gras

I have just finished reading the Scrapbooking Mystery series by Laura Childs.  Carmela has a scrapbooking shop on the fringe of New Orleans French quarter and there is a lot about the Mardi Gras in the books.  Camela has to order in lots of purple, gold and green papers and other things Mardi Gras related.

I searched Google for Mardi Gras papers and found a great digital paper shop Betsy Rainbow.  Some of the other cards I have put on my blog over the last few days have used paper from there as I finished those cards first.

I have used the lovely Faery Ink digi "Gabbie Mardi Gras" and coloured her with markers.
Betsy Rainbow BR310 Mardi Gras papers
Swirly ribbons from Betsy Rainbow BR327 Mardi Gras clip art
Betsy Rainbow PR149 Ric Rac borders
Added pearls.   (The people on the floats at Mardi Gras throw necklaces and other things into the crowds.)

I hope you will go over to Faery Ink and see the lovely cards by the design team and join in the challenge.

You can buy the lovely Faery Ink digi stamps at

and there are some free images at

I would also like to add this card into the following challenges:

Buckwells Crafty challenge - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes

Cute Card Thursday - colourful

Glitter n Sparkle 21 - Pearls and swirls (swirly ribbon and pearls added)

Inspiration Destination 17 - anything goes


Hazel said...

A lovely Mardi Gras themed card. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hazel x

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty

Bad Kitty said...

very nice

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous design as always.x
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Lozzy said...

What a beautiful card, great design and love the colours..Thank you for joining us at Buckwells Crafty Challenge and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Samantha A. said...

I love the colors you used, and what an awesome design! Thank you so much for joining us at this month's challenge!
Samantha - Faery Ink DT
Designs by Sammy

Hazel said...

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

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Margaret, what a lovely Mardi Gras card you have made here which fits perfectly the Buckwells Crafty Challenge this month of “Anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Buckwells Crafty Challenge Design Team Member)