Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Chalkboard Birthday

A quick card which actually took quite a while as I couldn't get the bow to look right.  I've used a free  chalkboard download I found on the internet, printed it onto linen effect white card, trimmed it, leaving a white border and then layered it onto hot pink card and then again onto black card from my stash.

The ribbon is from my stash and actually matches the layered card although the photo colour doesn't show that.  Shoe charm from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

The Paper Players:  Sketch followed
Sunday Stamps:  Sketch followed
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Add Some Metal

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Spider Stan

A quick card from me using Spider Stan pre-coloured from Dr Digi, teamed with papers from my stash - the red has been embossed with a Me To You star folder, half pearls added along with two comic sentiments and a Birthday sentiment from Funny Sentiments sheet 02.

Some freehand faux stitching with a black fine liner pen and the card is complete!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cards In Envy:  Red and Blue
Crafty Cardmakers:  Add some Texture
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Allsorts:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Monday, 20 February 2017

From The Heart Stamps - Sketch Challenge 163

Time for a new sketch with a double twist challenge at From The Heart Stamps!  Don't forget that you can either follow the sketch or either of the two twists or any combination of the three that you want, the only stipulation is that you must use a FTHS.  If you don't have any of the images, pop over to the store as there are some freebies available.

Plus, there is a progressive Stamp of the Month challenge - if you buy the image for February, you will receive the one for March for free and so on.  Hogs and Kisses is the SOTM for February.

The sketch is below which I've used and also the twist - Child's Play.  I've used Nerd Girl Potion, coloured with Promarkers and glossy accents on her large glasses.  She's been added with foam pads for extra depth.

I found the silver card blank in my stash during the clear out, papers are a 6x6 paper stack from the poundshop- Craft Inspirations.  I've used Sizzix Round-a-Bout dies for the sum (glossy accents added over the top) and Clearly Besotted for the sentiment.

Good luck with the challenge - more details are available on the blog along with lots of inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following:

Craft For The Craic:  Something With Two (two different dies)
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers:  Add A Sentiment
Stampin' Royalty:  Dies
Words 2 Craft By:  Celebrations

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Little Fairy

Another card ticked off the request list! I've used a Lili of the Valley square and rubber stamp sentiment and layered them on to some scrap shiny blue card I had in my stash.  The pretty blue and white polkadot paper is a magazine freebie from a few years ago.  Flowers and buttons from my stash.

The blue organza ribbon is from my stash and the darker blue satin ribbon is from the Poundshop - Craft Inspirations brand.  Really good value as there are 4 different shades on the roll and 5 meters of each.  The number 5 is a Cuttlebug die cut.

I'd like to enter the following:

Fairytale Challenge:  Sketch followed
Crafting With Dragonflies:  One For The Girls
Brown Sugar:  Birthday
Morgan's Art World:  Add Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Celebrate with Ribbon


I've got lots of Birthday card requests on the go and usually I have a number of different projects that I work on at the same time and this was one of them. I've made a lego brick card using an X Cut square die plus a 'bubble' from a die I bought from ebay.

The highlight is added with a white gelly roll pen and the sentiment has been stamped with a rubber stamp I found in my stash during the big tidy up / clear out before Christmas.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge:  Sketch followed
Brown Sugar: Birthday
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Simple Butterflies

A quick card to share that turned out a little different from how it started; I wanted to use both Memory Box dies for the butterfly but forgot that they only partially cut the image - the 'body' bit remains uncut.  So I found a scrap of card that matched the card base and cut three of the solid wings from the panel and then cut three of the wings with baby pink vellum and added the body and antenna afterwards.

The sentiment is a double layered Clearly Besotted die cut and I've dotted a border around the panel with a silver gel pen and connected the butterflies with another dotted line.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

CAS Colours and Sketches:  Sketch followed
Try Stampin' On Tuesday:  Sketch followed
Crafting With Dragonflies:  One For The Girls
Die Cut Diva's:  Red or Pink
Seize The Birthday:  Inlay Die Cutting

Little Footballer

I'm quite enjoying the new A5 X Cut honeycomb embossing folder I treated myself to.  I've used a scrap piece of card for the background and then layered it onto some black card from my stash.

The topper is from Lili of the Valley - it's one of the small squares so I've layered it onto some more black card and then added grass, using a Marianne Creatables die (it's actually icicles but upside down and in green it looks like grass!)

The sentiment is a retired Lili of the Valley rubber stamp and the number is a Cuttlebug die, layered onto an ebay die and another Cuttlebug die to get the right sized layers.

I'd like to enter the following:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Crafter's Cafe:  No Red or Pink
Cute Card Thursday:  No Patterned Papers
Cardz 4 Guys:  No Patterned Papers
Crafty Cardmakers:  Add Some Texture

Friday, 17 February 2017

Wooden Anniversary

A nice and simple Wedding Anniversary card - made for my cousin for her husband.  As it is their 5th Anniversary and the modern theme is wood, I've used some wood on the card!  The little figures are Studio Calico - the largest ones in the pack and I've added three wooden hearts (ebay puchase).

The heart is an X Cut die, charm and waxed cord from my stash and the sentiment (Lili of the Valley rubber stamp - retired) has been stamped with brown Memento ink.

I've embossed the front of the card with a Sizzix A4 folder.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafters Cafe:  No Red or Pink
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Have A Heart
Noor Designs:  Have A Heart
Sparkles Forum Challenges:  Love
Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch followed

Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer - Geometric Patterns

I'm on the third week of a four week stint for being the Guest Designer at Daring Card Makers and this week the challenge is:

Geometric Patterns

I've used an X Cut honeycomb embossing folder, cutting out some of the pattern to create a football.  Actual football created by cutting a circle (X Cut die) and then adding the previous bits I cut out.

Grass has been hand cut and layered with waxed cord from my stash.  Hope you can join in the challenge - pop over to the blog for more inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  No Patterned Paper

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Show Some Love

Time to show off my creation for the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Anything Goes or Show Some Love

I've used Over The Threshold digi stamp from Work and Play Vol 12, coloured with Promarkers and added some small playing cards (from a cracker!)  Die cut letters are Sizzix and I've added half pearls, charm and ribbon from my stash.

The card base uses red card from my stash and its a stepper fold shaped which took a bit of work in getting it to stand and not lean to one side so had to weight it properly!

Good luck with the challenge!

Card Mania:  Red and a Charm
Crafty Purple Frog:  Love Is All Around
Naughty or Nice:  Love Is In The Air
Oddball Stamps:  Crazy Little Thing Called Love