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Daring Cardmakers

Look at me two posts in one day. The weather is gorgeous and I've been out in the garden making it all pretty. I had to come in for a drink and a bit of a cool down so what better way to cool down and ignore the football than to make a card? Daring Cardmakers have a great challenge this week, a sketch (yippeee!) and the design team got to use the lovely Nikki Sivils scrapbooker papers, who is sponsoring this weeks challenge. 
I was lucky enough to attend a class run by one of their design team Anna Bowkis, where we used the flaming butterflies papers. Here is a link to the page we made, just gorgeous. I haven't put a picture on mine yet.
This weeks challenge is also sponsored by Sarah's Cards, who run the most fabulous kit club. I subscribe to the scrapbook kit but they do an excellent card kit as well.The Nikki Sivils papers can be bought there as well. So without further ado here is my card.
 
Don't you just love those rows of dogs. These papers are all from the Anglomania collection by Craftwork Cards. I'm so loving these papers at the moment. If you want a day of crafting with their beautiful products Julie Hickey is hosting a day of summertime fun, why not join us?

Comments

Kathy said…
Great card - love the little doggies!
Lovely to hear from someone who knows the NSS stuff and how fab it is already.

Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week
Lynda said…
This is just gorgeous Kathy - those papers work so well with the sketch. Thanks for joining in with us at DCM.

Love Lynda xxx
Debsg said…
Loving those papers. Great card.
Just_a_bean said…
Great papers and a lovely card design!
Anesha said…
Super card, love the sweet papers. Have a good evening.

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