Dream in pink

14 Sept 2017


Autumn is coming. Soon, the morning fog will start.
So, let it be pink ;-)

Dreams in pink

Doesn't she look stunning in her beautiful pink wedding attire?

I used several different papers from the Heart Painted paper pack as the background layers for this card.

The colour theme is pink and white with a mauve accent, spattered ink drops, pink flowers and pearl decoration all inspired from the moodbaord,

Plenty of layers, a little stamping and some amazing florals.


Thank you for looking, I read all your lovely comments




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Items used:

  • Lemoncraft paper stack Heart Painted
  • Art basics heavy body white gesso
  • Memento Tuxedo Black stamp
  • Black spatter ink
  • Wild orchid pink paper flowers
  • Pearl beads
  • Sugared stamens
  • Crystal chips glitter

Entry 14 - closes 20 September 2017

love...we found happiness

05 August 2017

Lemoncraft #7

Finally we've got wonderful summer days!
It's hot and sunny :-)
And we've got a new summer challenge for you.

Love, somewhere between here and there we found happiness

Summer is for weddings. 10 years ago some very good friends said 'I do' to each other.  This layout celebrates that anniversary.

The grooms favourite colour is blue and he likes all things vintage.

The colour wash is worked wet into wet on heavy watercolour paper, with splatters of a darker blue ink and frantage embossing powder as features.


Crackle medium was applied through a distress stencil.

Layers of lemoncraft papers have been used to accent the feature photograph.

Decorative chipboard shapes suggest the number 10, and have been used to frame a section of the photograph.


I made 33 tiny white blooms, and dropped them randomly onto the layout, adhering them where they landed.

A single bloom was broken up so that the same technique could be applied to its petals.


Thank you for looking, I read all your comments,




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  • Małgorzata (Friday, August 25 17 11:31 pm BST)

    This is so beautiful !!! Thank you for playing along with us at Lemoncraft xx

  • mosia (Tuesday, August 22 17 07:11 pm BST)

    It's really nice - I love the shades of blue :-)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Lemoncraft.

  • Lisa F (Tuesday, August 22 17 12:34 pm BST)

    This is stunning!! I love the texture and layers!! It's so gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Lemoncraft Blue Summer Challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  • Tilia (Sunday, August 13 17 12:23 pm BST)

    Beautiful layout :)

Items used:

  • Lemoncraft paper stack Daydream
  • Lemoncraft paper stack Gossamer Blue
  • American Crafts winter blue cardstock
  • Crackle texture paste through stencil
  • Miszmasz chipboard frame
  • Scrapiniec chipboard element
  • Decorative heart die cut in Pearl card
  • Craftbox lace scrap
  • Lindys starbursts; Azure sea Asters, Hydrangea Blue, Afternoon Denim Delight
  • Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel
  • True white embossing powder
  • Wow Clear sparkle embossing powder
  • Ultra thick embossing powder
  • White heavy body gesso
  • Recycled jewellery
  • Glass beads and jewellery wire
  • Cheesecloth scraps
  • Wild orchid cherry blossom
  • 33 tiny handmade white blooms edged in blue with sparkle centres.
  • Glass art pebbles
  • Sequins

Entry 5 - closes 30 August 2017

Bloom like a summer meadow

16 July 2017

Lemoncraft #6

All you have to do is to create a rustic project BUT with very colourful flowers. Create a rustic background with a colourful summer meadow on it.

The House of Roses paper pad has some beautiful rustic backgrounds in it, team this with Daydream which has the most intense colours to make this beautiful 'Bloom' layout.


This challenge was a lovely opportunity to rummage through the bright coloured florals in my collection, including some of the silk flowers.

I got some new circle dies at The Works and my husband cut me lots of each style so I had them to hand to make the interlaced circle frames as inspired by the circles on the moodboard.


I also experimented with the current trend for sprinkling sequins on your layout for a random and sparkling effect.  I backed this with a hydrangea flower head cut from kay and co, inspired by the hydrangea on the moodboard.


I love working on the rustic wood effect backgrounds which compliment both modern and vintage layouts.


Thank you for looking, I read all your comments



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  • mosia (Monday, July 24 17 10:24 pm BST)

    It's a very nice card :-)
    Thank you for playing along with the Lemoncraft challenge.

  • Алена (Monday, July 24 17 05:56 am BST)

    Very nice project!! I liked the idea of a flower))

Items used:

  • Lemoncraft paper stack Daydream
  • Lemoncraft paper stack House of Roses
  • White heavy body gesso
  • Circular frame die cuts
  • 3D matte gel
  • Tim Holtz distress ink; peacock
  • Silver transfer foil
  • Scrap of lace
  • Recycled zip pull
  • Recycled jewellery
  • Kay and co; hydrangea, large bloom, acetate title
  • Silk and Paper flowers - assorted
  • Gypsophelia
  • Feather
  • Sequins
  • Crystal chips and glitter
  • Garden twine


Entry 9 - closes 31 July 2017


07 June 2017

Lemoncraft #5

Two colours - pink and turquoise, in all their shades.
Create a project in these two colours or in one of them.
You can use white or black but not too much ;-)



Celebrate in teal and pink, two colours that go so well together, and can be found in the Lemoncraft paper stack Daydream which has been used as the background layered on teal and white to enhance the colours.


Swirls in sparkle medium, a mixed media layered arrangement from scrap card, filigree, die cuts and resin coloured with a variety of teal paints and spray colours add texture and visual interest.


The bloom and feather design already printed on the paper has been recreated with a swirl of pink paper blooms, sugar stamens and berries.


Finished with contrasting white lace and die cut delicate butterfly, this layout makes a beautiful special occasion card.

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  • Agata (Sunday, June 25 17 09:39 am BST)

    Thank you for joining us at Lemoncraft challenge :)

  • Dawid (Friday, June 23 17 10:08 pm BST)

    Stunning project. Thank you for playing with us on Lemoncraft blog. :)

  • Michelle (Thursday, June 22 17 07:12 am BST)

    it's beautiful!

Items used:

  • Lemoncraft paper stack Daydream
  • White heavy body gesso
  • 3D matte gel
  • Lindys Stamp Gang starburst Tainted Love Teal
  • Tattered angels glimmer mist, craft box special edition; Courage to Discover, I know who you are, Dreams come true
  • Paint; Pebeo turquoise, white acrylic, Imagination Crafts Starlight Aqua
  • Sparkle texture paste; Graceful Mint, Pink Blush
  • Metal filigree embellishment
  • Wooden embellishments
  • Resin flowers and cameo
  • Paper flowers - assorted
  • Feathers
  • Sugar stamens and sugar berries
  • Beads and microbeads
  • Assorted card scraps


Entry 12 - closes 30 June 2017

Design teams

CSI#233 and #234
Nov 2016 to April 2017

Monthly challenges


more than words runner up bagde Portrait of a Gentleman June 2017
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Link to blog of Di Garling Di Garling
link to blog of Dorota Kopec Dorota Kopec
Lilibleu Scrap
link to blog of Ola Khomenok Ola Khomenok
link to blog of Keren Tamir Keren Tamir
Klaudia Szpunar
link to finnabair blog Finnabair

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