Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Simple Butterflies

Sometimes I see a challenge sketch and I just know exactly what I'm going to use for it!  I found the CASE This Sketch challenge and came up with this:

I've used white linen card with an extra panel on the front for more depth, ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment and butterflies are FTHS - Time To Bloom.  I've lightly shaded the butterflies with grey Promarkers and then added some half pearls to finish.  I do like the look of this card!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

CASE This Sketch:  Sketch followed
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  Pearls
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes / Use Ribbon

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Recycled and Birthday Tags

Time for more inspiration over on Facebook with Dr Digi!  I've made some tags with Birthday Sentiment Sheet 01.  I've printed two sentiments onto some recycled kraft card - I added a faux running stitch around the edges with a black fine liner pen.

I shaded the letters on the bottom tag and added X Cut star die cuts from the reverse of the Graze box I recycled.  I found some black dewdrops in my stash and added them - they are still blokeish!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Birthday
Shopping Our Stash:  Think Ink (shaded the lettering in the bottom tag)
Always Playing With Paper:  Masculine
Crafting When We Can:  Birthday
Use Your Stuff:  Use Scraps

Monday, 25 April 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 149

It's time for a new FTHS sketch with a twist challenge!  I've used Birdbrain Balloon, coloured with Promarkers and cut him out with a fancy frame X Cut die.  I've also used an X Cut die for the stars.  Papers are from Funky Hand - Boys and Girls download however all Funky Hand products are now no longer available as Anice closed the store last year.

A little bit of faux stitching with a black fine liner pen and the card is complete!

The sketch along with the twist is below - you can use either the sketch or the twist or both but you must use a FTHS in your creation.

Good luck!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Always Playing With Paper:  Masculine
Dream Valley Challenges:  All Creatures Great and Small
Our Crafty Corner:  Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can:  Birthday
One Stitch At A Time:  Anything Goes With Wings

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Hot Pink

A quick card made with white linen cardstock.  I've layered a smaller panel onto the card base and added dotted liquid pearls around the edge.  The fancy edged circle die is a Spellbinders and the butterfly base and die are both Memory Box.

I coloured the top layered butterfly with Promarkers and the hot pink ribbon is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Becca B Challenge Blog:  Curvalicious
Digi Stamps 4 Joy:  Anything Goes plus Butterflies
Sweet Stampin':  Pink and Girly
A Beautiful Mess:  Anything Goes
Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed

Friday, 22 April 2016

From The Heart Stamps - Stamp of the Month - April

The Stamp of the Month for April from FTHS - Time To Bloom is really quite versatile!  I've gone for just one of the elements - the butterfly and I've used some grey Promarkers for a little shading.

I've simply cut out the image and layered it onto an X Cut square with foam pads, which in turn has been layered onto a fancy Spellbinders die cut with foam pads.  And that has also been layered onto the white linen effect card with foam pads.

The sentiment is part of the set and I printed it onto the card before I used the X Cut die.

Remember, if you have not entered before, buy the image in the store, use it in a project, link it up before the end of the month and you will receive the next months image for free!  What's not to like?!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges:  Words
Morgan's Art World:  Monochrome
Fab n Funky:  Winged Things
Stampin' Royalty:  Butterflies

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 105 - Snowmen

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme is:


I've used a cute From The Heart Stamps image - Snowman Hugs which I've coloured in Promarkers and made a shaker card.  Ribbon is from Tesco and the wooden snowflake and charm are from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge - the link up is open until 12 noon on 4 May.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

CRAFT:  Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge:  H is for Hat
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
Craftin' Desert Divas:  Shakers

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Power Up!

Here's a shaped Birthday card made with Dr Digi Invader Dots papers along with one of the Techy Sentiment Sheet 01 and the image is High Score Hugh - all from Dr Digi.  Image and sentiment coloured with Promarkers.

And that's about it!  Template is my own.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Cards In Envy:  Birthday Cards

Monday, 18 April 2016

From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 148

Time for a new From The Heart Sketch with a twist challenge!  I've used Love You Mouse and coloured him with Promarkers plus a tiny bit of glitter glue on the petals (you can't really see it but it is there!)

I found the stripy paper in my stash - it was a weird shape but I cut it and it looks just fine layered onto lilac and then deep purple card.  I think it is Echo Park but could be mistaken.

The ribbon is from my stash - recycled from a jumper and the charm is from my rather extensive collection.  The sketch is below along with the twist.

You can use either the sketch or the twist or combine the two together - which ever suits you but please remember that you must use a FTHS stamp!

I'd like to enter the following challenge:

Aurora Wings Challenge:  Say It With Flowers
Critters and Creatures:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Recycled (ribbon)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Go To The Beach

This is the fourth and final 'page' of the Retirement Card I made for a work colleague.  This one features Deirdery's Day Off who I've coloured with Promarkers, cut out and then added her in front of a beach scene I found on google.  I've made it look like Deirdery has attached it to her wall.

Wallpaper is Bloomin' 70s backing papers (I'm sure my parents had something similar when I was growing up!) and the lettering is Sizzix - Round-a-Bout for the large letters and Girls Are Weird for the smaller ones - both cut from silver card.

Skirting board made from an offcut of white card and the floor boards I've recycled part of a Graze box and added lines and inked it for a more aged look.

I'd like to enter the following:

Cards Und More:  Fantasy
Creative Card Crew:  Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown:  Use Your Die Cuts
Melonheadz Friends:  Girly
Ooh La La:  Words
Use Your Stuff:  Kraft

Monday, 11 April 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 147

Welcome to another From The Heart Sketch challenge with a twist!  I've used the wonderful Feel Better Birdbrain image and coloured it with Promarkers; the sentiment comes with the image.  I've used papers from Funky Hand - Funky Daze cd which is now no longer available and I've used ribbon, waxed thread and half pearls from my stash.

You can follow either the sketch or the twist (or both!) but don't forget that you must use a FTHS stamp in your creation.  Each entry that meets the requirements will receive a $1 voucher for the store that can be used individually or combine to buy a free stamp!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Boots:  Use A Sentiment
Critters and Creatures:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Favourite Colouring Medium
Lawnscaping:  Beautiful Florals
CD Sunday:  Get Well Soon