Friday, 13 October 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 41 - Oddball Art

Time for another Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Oddball Art and I've used this wonderful image Smile generously donated to be used by the DT.  I've used Promarkers to colour with watercolour pencils for the background.  I've used an unbranded metal die to cut out the image and I've used Dovecraft 6x6 More or Less papers.


Ribbon, flowers, button, embroidery thread and half pearls all from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

I Love Promarkers:  Dies
The Crafty Addicts Challenge:  Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Autumn Colours
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter:  Orange
Moving Along With The Times:  Autumn / Fall

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 143 - Create A Scene

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

Create A Scene

I've made a shaker card and this was a special request card too for a Chelsea Football fan who loves cars!  I've used a Memory Box die for the scene and added some fake snow and seed beads for the shaker bits - both from my stash.


The car charm, ribbon and bakers twine are also from my stash and I've used an X Cut star die plus a swirly little X Cut die too.  I printed the Chelsea emblem a few times and then cut then out.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  U for Unlimited and V for Vibrant
Christmas at Sweet Stampin';  Anything Goes
The Male Room:  Use Metal
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  One For The Boys
Crafters Cafe:  Die Cuts / Punches

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Morag The Moo

Here is a card made using Morag the Moo image from Dr Digi.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and added to an offcut of card for the base.


The grass has been coloured with Promarkers and I've used a Clearly Besotted die to cut out the shapes.  The sign has been handwritten.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  Anything But Square
Always Fun Challenges:  Lots of Layers
Make My Monday:  Animal Antics
Ooh La La Challenges:  Die Cuts

Friday, 6 October 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Halloween

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to create something spooky and I've used the new Halloween Trick or Treat collection.  I've made a simple pillow box from one of the papers and a sentiment, scoring the different folds and also the top and bottom - I use a scrap piece of card as a template for the shaped parts otherwise I could end up with anything!  I layered the sentiment onto a circle die cut and added a plain black card band so that it can slide off.


The sentiment are letter die cuts I found in my stash - I cut up a letter g to make the two o's and then coloured them with Promarkers.  The little bats are table confetti.

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

Sasayaki Glitter:  Orange
Crafty Gals:  Add A Bat
Double D Challenges:  Fright Night / Mood Board
Delicious Doodles:  Halloween
Scor-Pal:  More Than One Score - Treat Holders
Paper Creator:  Simply Spooky

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 40 - Di's Digi's and Scrap N Dipity

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is as always:

Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Di's Digi's and Scrap N Dipity who generously provided the DT with images to play with.  The first one is from Di's Digi's - Football Bench and I've coloured with Promarkers plus watercolour pencils for the background.  I've handwritten the sentiment and added X Cut stars from papers I found in my stash.


And I also got to use an image from Scrap N Dipity - Little Super Hero Boy which I've also coloured with Promarkers and then added to the background (actually wallpaper) and I made the Clearly Besotted die cut sentiments by cutting up various words and piecing them together, except the birthday one which is an actual full die cut!


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

Football Bench
Aud Sentiments:  Use Die Cut and Sentiment
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes Birthday
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Dies

Superhero
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Birthday or Pretty Pinks
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Dies
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Dies

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Mini

Quick card to share made using the Mini Cooper image from Dr Digi and left in its natural un-restored glory!  Printed directly onto kraft card, I've inked the edges and layered onto some chocolate brown card.


Papers are Dovecraft 6x6 stack 'Curiosity Corner'.  I made the bunting using scraps as I hate to see anything go to waste!

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Non Cute
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes with twist of Masculine

Friday, 29 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

The current Polkadoodle challenge is, as always:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to create something Christmas.  I've used one of the pre-coloured images from the Winnie White Christmas collection and printed it directly onto white linen effect cardstock.  I've glittered the wings and hat with stickles plus used watercolour pencils for the background which shows off the grain on the card.


I've cut the image using the Bubbleicious Frame, added it with foam pads to an offcut of card - left over from making a square card from a sheet of A4.  Ribbon and buttons from my stash.

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

Little Miss Muffet Stamps:  Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Use Your Dies

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 39 - Bugaboo

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo and Jodie generously provided us with images and I used Gus Wife's Birthday.  Coloured with Promarkers plus watercolour pencils for the background I then layered it onto some scrap card from my stash and added  some half pearls from my stash along with Cadbury purple ribbon.


A great image for a quick card!  I've added glossy accents to Gus' glasses and the balloons but its not shown up too well.

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

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge:  Birthday  TOP FIVE

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 142 - Reindeer

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

Reindeer

I've used a fairly large felt tree decoration (snipped the ribbon off that was stitched into his neck and hid it with the organza ribbon and the handwritten Sizzix tag)  The papers are Papermania - A Wonderful Christmas Time 6x6 stack and I've used beading wire from my stash (wrapped it around a pen to get the curls) along with ribbons and buttons too.


Good luck with the challenge.  I'd like to enter the following:

A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes
Christmas With The Cuties:  Christmas Animals
The Crazy Challenge:  Add An Animal

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Happy Beer Day!

When is a sentiment not a sentiment? When it's actually a card!  Made using one of the sentiments from Dr Digi - Beer Sentiments Sheet.  I printed it directly onto the card stock after enlarging it without any loss of quality.  Coloured with Promarkers and I've added Pint Glass and coloured it with Promarkers as well, it's attached with a strip of acetate.


I'd like to enter the following:

Everybody Art:  Black and Orange
Unicorn Challenge:  Birthday
Make My Monday:  Autumn Colours

Friday, 22 September 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 38 - Blog Candy!

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we don't have a sponsor but we do have some blog candy for a lucky winner!  I've used L'il' Miss Mermaid from Polkadoodles and coloured her with Promarkers and the background with watercolour pencils.  I've cut her out with a circular Spellbinders die and then added half pearls and beads from my stash along with some gem flowers that I found.


The ribbons are also from my stash and co-ordinated beautifully with the colours I choose!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Monochrome
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic:  Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls / Gems

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Paint

A quick card using the Paint Can image from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers plus two key charms and some waxed cord from my stash.

I've embossed a line around the edges of the card for a bit of extra detail.


I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  No Patterned Paper
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes

Friday, 15 September 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 37 - Little Miss Muffet Stamps

It's Friday so a new Colour Crazy challenge is available!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I've used this really cute image - Quentin who I've coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are Basic Grey Oxford which was part of a RAK I got some years ago.  I've used an X Cut die for the stars using scraps from my stash.

The sentiment has been cut with Cuttlebug letter and number dies.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's:  Masculine
Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes  TOP THREE
Watercooler Wednesday:  Birthday's

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 141 - Pets

Welcome to a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is

Pets

I've used a no longer available Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and I've made a shaker card with seed beads and some fake snow that I bought for 10p from the Poundshop after Christmas.  And its quite a large bag too!


Ribbons are from my stash along with the snowflake charm and I've handwritten the Sizzix die cut tag.  The border is from Memory Box - Frostivlle wreath and I've pieced it together to make it large enough and then added half pearls to some of the snowflake centres.

Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Weekend Walter

I made this card for a work colleague who was leaving us and fortunately has a great sense of humour!  Made using Weekend Walter from Dr Digi and coloured with Promarkers plus glossy accents on his glasses.

I've added him to the card with foam pads and the bunting is made from my own template and I've cut two stars using a little X Cut die and then added black card behind; the sentiment is handwritten.


I'd like to enter the following:

Everybody Art:  Clean and Simple
Fairytale Challenge:  Men Only
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 September 2017

HB2U

I needed a card for one of my son's and this is the perfect image from Bugaboo!  Video Game Guy has been coloured with Promarkers after deciding which papers I was going to use - the background is watercolour pencils.  Papers are by Papermania - For Him 6x6 stack and I've used X cut star and arrow die cuts from bits of card found in my stash


I handwrote the sentiment.  I'd like to enter the following:

Stella Says Sketch:  Sketch followed
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe:  Boys Will Be Boys
Die Cut Diva's:  Boys / Men

Friday, 8 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Design Sheet

Time for a new Polkadoodles challenge!  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use a design sheet from one of the collections - I've gone with Work and Play vol 7 CD.  The little character is decoupaged and I've added some die cut letters from my stash which I've coloured with Promarkers to match the backing papers.


Good luck with the challenge!  For more details pop over to the blog!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Knockouts:  Something To Say
The Paper Shelter:  Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
CD Sunday:  Let's Hear It For The Boys

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Grumpy

A quick card to share today - made using one of the elements from the Grumpy Sentiments Sheet from Dr Digi, enlarged and coloured with Promarkers.

I've used an off cut of card for the base and the arrows are all  X Cut dies and I've used off cuts of coloured card for these too.


The die cut sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.  I'd like to enter the following:

Shopping Our Stash:  On Trend
Tuesday Throwdown:  Punches or Dies  WINNER
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations:  No Patterned Papers

Friday, 1 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Hot Colours

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge! The theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use hot colours and I've gone for Li'l' Miss Mermaid and I've coloured her with Promarkers and used some of the beads, sequins and half pearls I have in my stash.  Ribbons and button are also from my stash.


This is a Birthday card for one of my Nieces - I have a feeling she will like it!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Too Cute
In The Pink:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Ocean Colours
Through The Purple Haze:  Marine / Sea Theme
Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Sequins, Gems or Pearls

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 35 - Di's Digis and Crafty Sentiments

This week over at the Colour Crazy challenge we have two wonderful sponsors who each gave the DT images to work with!  The challenge theme as always is:

Anything Goes

The first sponsor is Di's Digi's and I've used Jungle Shelf, coloured with Promarkers and added to the card with foam pads so it gives some depth.  I've added embroidery thread over the banner plus the three little bows.  The number one is a wooden die cut which I've added lots of glitter glue over the top (I primed it first by painting with white acrylic paint).  The ribbons are from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Fur of Feathers (I like both but could not resist this cute image!)
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Go Wild

The second sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and I used both images we were given.  The first one is called Relaxing and I've coloured her with Promarkers, used two different Spellbinder dies to cut her out and layer onto.  The sentiment has been handwritten and added to a Sizzix die tag.  The papers have been printed from a Funky Hand cd - now retired that I had in my stash.  Ribbon and half pearls also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Too Cute
Southern Girls:  Retro Challenge:  Smash Your Stash
Tic Tac Toe:  Middle Centre (Patterned Paper / Flower / Colouring)
Passion For Promarkers:  Digital (I've used papers and image)

And the second image I've used from Crafty Sentiments is Henry Why Not and he has also been coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are Papermania Colossal Paper pack 6x6 For Him.  I've added X Cut arrow die cuts from scrap card in my stash.  I've hand written the sentiment.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Star Stampz:  Two or More Die Cuts
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design:  For Someone Special
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Boys Will Be Boys  TOP THREE

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 140 - Humour

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

Humour

I've used No Snow Birdbrain from From The Heart Stamps and have coloured with Promarkers.  I'm not sure how long the store will remain open following Faith's passing at the end of July.


The sentiment comes with the image and all I've added is some black card for a layer plus faux stitching with a black fineliner pen.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Feathers (I like either but this image always makes me smile!)  TOP THREE
Mo-Mania:  Birds
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sorry Stocks

Nothing says sorry better - Sorry Stocks image from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers.  I'd started to colour this up quite some time ago and probably got distracted with something else so never got round to finishing it.

I found it a few weeks ago when I was having a tidy up (it was in my pile of images printed and ready to be coloured) so thought I'd finish it off.


The papers are from my stash - don't know where they are from but they were in the big off-cut box I have.  I've layered them onto some kraft card (A4 sheets x 10 from The Works for £2) and the buttons and half pearls are also from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Dream Valley Challenges:  Use A Digi  TOP THREE
Come And Get It Challenges:  2 or More Different Embellishments
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts:  Anything Goes

Friday, 25 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 34 - Star Stampz

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Star Stampz who gave the DT some images to work with.  I've used Kimono Portrait and coloured her with Promarkers.  And for once, I picked my papers before colouring the image as I found it way easier to do it that way instead of colouring and then trying to match papers!

I've used a sheet of chocolate brown card as the base and the papers are Basic Grey Sultry - these were part of a RAK I was sent a few years ago (I've just looked at them periodically ever since!)  I've distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.


I've added half pearls from my stash and some raffia twine I found hiding.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Smash Your Stash  TOP FIVE
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Sundae Treat

I've got a soft spot for this Dr Digi image - Sundae as its great to colour up and always looks good!  I've used Promarkers to colour and papers are from Dovecraft - Back to Basics 3.  Ribbons are from my stash - the satin ribbon has been recycled from a pack of pre scored card blanks that I found when I was having my tidy up at Christmas.

Half pearls are also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Make My Monday:  Lazy Days of Summer
The Paper Girls:  Monochromatic

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 139 - Tag, You're It!

Time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Tag, You're It!

I've made a bottle tag using a sentiment from Polkadoodles - Festive Christmas.  I printed it directly onto the kraft card and have simply cut it out using a fancy X Cut die and then added gold 3d paint which has been dotted around the edges.


I've added punched holly and berries to finish it off.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
The Papershelter:  Punches or Dies
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  Use A Sentiment Instead of an Image
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes Christmas

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Coffee 4 Me

I've had a half hearted tidy up of all the scraps of card I have in my box with the notion of using some of them up. So here is one of those such instances!  The papers are offcuts from a Funky Hand wordbook I made quite some time ago but didn't want to throw them away!  The papers are all retired and no longer available.

The image is from Dr Digi - Coffee Mug and I've coloured it with Promarkers.


I'd like to enter the following:

CASE This Sketch:  Sketch followed
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Name / Number
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Super Scraps

Friday, 11 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 32 - Scrap N Dipity

It's time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Scrap N Dipity who generously provided the DT with some wonderful images!

The challenge theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I loved both the sponsors images so couldn't choose which one to use so used both!  First one is Up Up And Away which I've coloured the elephant with watercolour pencils, paper pieced the balloon with a freebie paper pack I found in my stash and then watercoloured a background panel to look like sky and clouds.  I think that this is probably the first time I've paper pieced an image - I made a second one with the other papers.

And for the second card, I've used Scribble Sally Ballerina - there are 3 different images in the set and I've coloured mine with watercolour pencils plus cut it all out with a fancy Spellbinders die.  I've added a rather blingy number 4 from The Works plus dotted liquid pearls around the edges of the card.


The die cut image has been added with foam pads so it stands proud, ballerina charm and embroidery thread both from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Up Up And Away
CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge:  Animal Kingdom
Moving Along With The Times:  Things That Fly

Sally Scribble Ballerina
Creative Knockouts:  For A Child
Star Stampz:  Handcoloured Image
Seize The Birthday:  Tie One On
Simon Says Stamp:  For A Child

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Summertime

We're part way through the current Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to create something to do with Summertime or Holidays.  I've used one of the images from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles and enlarged it to fit the whole of my card.  I've added it with foam pads for depth and then added various seed beads from my stash for the hundreds and thousands.


I've used a Sizzix die for the tag and handwrote the sentiment.  Good luck with the challenge!  Pop over to the blog for more inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  CAS
Paperminutes:  Summer

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Hamish McDougal

I have a number of vintage maps taken from car magazines (I think they were freebies within the publication) from the 1960's.  I've added Hamish McDougal from Dr Digi and coloured him with Promarkers.  He's attached to the card with a strip of acetate (recycled from a school shirt collar - the unnecessary plastic bit that I forget to remove before I wash the shirts through.......)


The banner is a clear stamp from The Works - its part of a larger set and I've used another stamp from my stash for the sentiment.  I've added the shading myself for a more vintage feel.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps:  Boys to Men
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  Recycle (map and acetate)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Two Babies

Two quick but cute cards from me both use the Lili of the Valley Simply Prints - Fast Asleep Boy and Fast Asleep Girl.  Both have been printed directly onto linen effect white card and then layered using foam pads onto a Spellbinders die cut, again from the same card.



The buttons, embroidery tread and half pearls are all from my stash and I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge of the image and also card edge.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Simply Cards and Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft:  New Baby
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Baby Card
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Hellebores

A quick card using a quick sketch (see below) and using a Lili of the Valley Simply Print sheet - Hellebores.  Printed directly onto linen effect cardstock and layered onto a 6x6 sheet from Happy Watercolours pad from The Works.  The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley - Happy Circular Sentiments.


The buttons and embroidery thread are from my stash and I've added a border of dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the card.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Gem of a Challenge:  Birthday Wishes  TOP THREE
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Flower Power
Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch followed  DT FAVOURITE

Friday, 4 August 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas!

The current Polkadoodles challenge is underway and the theme for the challenge is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to go with a Christmas theme and I've made a cute Christmas card using one of the new release clear stamps - Christmas Robin Cuddles.  Coloured with Aquamarkers and watercolour pencils.  I've then used random things I found in my stash to finish the card off (amazing what I find when I'm having a tidy up!)

I have a feeling the Ponisetta is from Hobbycraft which I bought in a sale a few years ago and the swirly bits are from a little X Cut die - I've just layered them up.  Half pears are also from my stash.

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

Aud Sentiments:  No Sentiment on Front of Card
Star Stampz:  Hand Coloured Image
Craftaholics R Us:  Die Cuts
Mod Squad Challenge:  Things With Wings
Artistic Stamper:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 138 - Cute

Time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme this fortnight is:

Cute

I've used Memory Box die cuts plus ribbon and a charm from my stash.  The tag has been handwritten and is a Sizzix die cut.  The image is from Buddly Crafts and I've coloured it with Promarkers.


I've used a sheet of acetate to create the card with a sheet of white card as the backing so any text written on it won't show through.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Christmas Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  One For The Boys  TOP FIVE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

19th Hole

Here is a card I made for a work colleague who was leaving and was anticipating spending some of his down time on the golf course.  And probably the 19th hole!  Made using Hole In One Hal from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers with Memory Box clouds and Clearly Besotted grass, coloured with Promarkers.
I made the the sign myself with a mini X Cut die and a cocktail stick.

I'd like to enter the following:

Passion For Promarkers:  Fun In The Sun  WINNER
Stinkin' Inkers:  Guy Talk  TOP THREE
International Art and Soul:  Dies
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 30 July 2017

First Birthday

My youngest cousins' son will be one in a few weeks and this is the card I made for him from one of my other cousins!

I've used another cute Lili of the Valley Simply Print images - Fast Asleep Boy, printed onto white linen effect card.  I've used the same card for the bunting on which I've handwritten his name.  Half pearls, ribbon and teddy bear charm are all from my stash.

I've layered the image onto a Make and Create (Poundshop I think) Happy Watercolour 6x6 pad as it matched one of the ribbons perfectly.  The edge of the card and image have been glittered with iridescent glitter glue and the sparkly number is from The Works.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Aunts:  Sketch followed
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Baby Card
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Boys to Men

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Relax

I treated myself a while ago to some of the Lili of the Valley Simply Print sheets - this one is called Put Your Feet Up.  I printed it directly onto some linen effect white card and then used watercolour pencils to add some background to the image.

I've used some kraft card and layered distressed pieces of Dovecraft 6x6 Back To Basics True Blue paper (I seem to have a lot of 6x6 paper packs in my stash - I blame The Works for having such good offers on them!)


I've added a fine liner black pen border to the edges plus all the buttons and waxed cord are from my stash; the sentiment I printed on my pc.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Friday, 28 July 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 30 - Polkadoodles

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and the theme is:

Anything Goes

I've used Be A Unicorn digi stamp, coloured it with Promarkers and glitter glue and added it to the card base with foam pads for depth.  I've added pale pink liquid pearl dots around the edge of the scalloped card; everything else is from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us:  Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges:  Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenges:  One Layer
Country View Challenges:  Things With Wings

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Wish You Were Beer......

Another quick card using Dr Digi's Beer Sentiments Sheet plus Pint Glass.  All coloured with Promarkers plus BBQ sticks to create the banner.

Really quite quick and simple to make!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creative Challenge:  Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge:  J for Joke  TOP THREE

Sunday, 23 July 2017

New Adventures

Here is a card I've made for a work colleague who is leaving us for pastures new. I've used a cute stamp from Tiddly Inks - Ellie Says Bye.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and found a piece of cloud paper in my stash however it wasn't square so I've had to join it up and then hide it with the clouds and sentiment.


The sentiment came with the image and I've added half pearls and embroidery thread from my stash.  The clouds are Memory Box die cuts.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede:  Up, Up And Away

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 137 - White

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

White

I've used white linen effect cardstock for the base and scored a border around the edge.  The snowflake garland is a Memory Box die cut and I've added half pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.

The sentiment has been printed on my PC and the tag is a Sizzix die cut.  Beading wire, and wooden glittery snowflake are all from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes twist of Christmas
Frilly and Funky:  Christmas  TOP THREE
Little Red Wagon:  Christmas In July
Deep Ocean Challenges:  Christmas In July

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Salon Deirdery

And here is another of the leaving cards I made for colleagues at work. This time I've used Salon Deirdery from Dr Digi and left out the dog.  Coloured with Promarkers plus I've added a mirror with some silver card (yes that is my reflection taking the photo!) and a frame from my stash.  Everything else is also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge:  Kraft
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Paperminutes:  Women
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Another New Home!

And here is another new home card made using the Simply Print - Mouse Key sheet from Lili of the Valley.  I printed it directly onto the card stock and added the sentiment on the tag with free text from Pic Monkey.

Papers are 6x6 Curiosity Corner from Dovecraft and I've lightly distressed the edges and then added a light faux running stitch around the edges,  Ribbons, half pearls and charms are all from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girls:  Anything Goes plus Ribbon
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed