Monday, 29 August 2016

First Day At School - Ethan

Here is the third of four cards I've made for friends kids who are starting school this September - this one is for Ethan.  I've used a Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads for depth.  The sentiment is also Jellypark - both no longer available.



Papers are A to Z by Samantha Walker - I've been creative with the borders as I'm using a lot of left overs!  Charms are from my stash along with the embroidery thread.  And to finish, I've added a running stitch with a black fine liner pen around the edge of the card and also the printed elements.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Paper Play Sketches:  Sketch followed
Simon Says:  Hip To Be Square
Paper Shelter:  Back To School

Sunday, 28 August 2016

First Day At School - Harry

Here is the second card for kids who are starting school this September!  This one is for Harry.  Again, I've used a Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads for depth.  The sentiment is also Jellypark - both no longer available.



Papers are A to Z by Samantha Walker - I've been creative with the borders and the circle die cut (there was not quite enough for a full circle so the image is hiding a gap!) and I'm using a lot of left overs!  The three black half pearls are from my stash  And to finish, I've added a running stitch with a black fine liner pen around the edge of the card and also the circle die cut.

I'd like to enter the following:


Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed (above)
Creative Corner:  So Sweet
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  School's In
Star Stampz:  Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Crafty Creations:  Words / Letters on the Background

Saturday, 27 August 2016

First Day At School - Elliot

There are a few of my friends who have kids starting school this September so I've made them all a little card to celebrate!  The first one is for Elliot:


I've used a Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads for depth.  The sentiment is also Jellypark - both no longer available.

Papers are A to Z by Samantha Walker - I've been creative with the borders as I'm using a lot of left overs!  Charms are from my stash along with the waxed cord.  And to finish, I've added a running stitch with a black fine liner pen around the edge of the card.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Let's Colour Linky Party:  Anything Goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids:  Anything Goes
The Pencil Case:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 114 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge - hope your pile of cards are coming along nicely!  The theme for the fortnight is

Anything Goes

I've used a cute decoupage sheet - Tinsel Tots from La Pashe.  I've added it to some card from my stash and used an off cut for the card base.


The wooden snowflake is from my stash along with the button, half pears and embroidery thread.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting with An Attitude:  Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge:  Q is for Quick Layout
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Big Forty

Here is a Birthday card made using my own template numbers which has been edged with glitter glue and liquid pearl dots.  The papers are from Dr Digi - Curves and Corners.


I've added bunting with offcuts of the papers that have been layered with vellum.  I've hand written the letters and added half pearls to the corners (plus it hid the glue underneath!)

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Pink
Crazy Challenge:  Birthday

Friday, 19 August 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes

The current Polkadoodle challenge still has a week left to run and the theme is:

Anything Goes

I've made a number card using my own template and pretty dotty papers from Twiggy and Toots.  I've embossed it with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and then added a dotted line of Dovecraft Liquid Pearls around the edges (the nozzel on the bottle is wider so I get bigger dots!)

The panels have also had the liquid pearl dot treatment (Ranger) and I've embossed with a Cuttlebug number folder and a Me To You stars folder.


The sentiment is a die cut from Clearly Besotted - I cut each word twice and layered up.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  Birthday Wishes
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes / Die Cuts
Dream Valley Challenges:  Pretty In Pink
The Crazy Challenge:  Birthday

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Tea Time

I've made this cute gift bag using elements from the Tea Time Set from Dr Digi; I added the sentiment by using a simple graphics programme.  Quick and easy to make!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes
Crafty Boots:  Anything But A Card
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Monday, 15 August 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 161

Welcome to a new From The Heart Stamps Sketch with a Twist challenge!  And it is a bit of a different challenge - there are 4 sketches to choose from and the one that took my fancy was number 47 from a few years ago.

I've used Deck The Halls Birdbrain, coloured with Promarkers plus a little glossy accents on the baubles.  I've used a fancy Spellbinders die to cut out the sentiment (from Jingle Bell Birdbrain) and the image.



Papers are from Forever Friends Cosy Christmas 6x6 pad and the ribbon is actually upholstery binding which I 've had lurking in my stash for years - I've doubled it up and added bakers twine to cover the join.  The little bell is from my stash.  I've added glitter glue around the edge of the sentiment and image - it just does not show up too well in the photo!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Broken Fairy Challenge:  Use Your Stash
Inkspirational Challenge:  Patterned Paper
Dragons Lair Designs:  Christmas in August
Passion for Promarkers:  Hip to be Square

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 113 - Blue Christmas

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Blue Christmas

I've used my own stocking template and used papers that are no longer available from Funky Hand - Girls and Boys download.  The snowflake is a Marianne Creatables die cut in silver with a wooden snowflake layered on the top with a half pearl added to the centre.


The tag is a Sizzix die cut and I've added another Sizzix die cut - noel, again cut with the silver card.  For more details on the challenge pop over to Crimbo Crackers - good luck!

I'd like to enter the following:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Kids
Aud Sentiments:  For A Child and Sentiment
CRAFT:  Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge:  Die Cuts
Fab n Funky:  Christmas

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Corporal Clegg

A while ago I was asked to make a card by a work colleague for his brother who was joining the army, so what better digi to use than Corporal Clegg from Dr Digi!  I enlarged the image to fit an A5 envelope, coloured with Promarkers then layered onto black card before creating a back to it.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Anything Goes