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
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
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
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

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sweet New Home

I've been asked to make a few new home cards recently so I treated myself to a Lili of the Valley Simply Print Sheet - Mouse Key.  So this is one of three cards I made with the image!  I added the sentiment myself with Pic Monkey and one of the free fonts from it.

I've used some cream card from my stash and printed the image onto it plus used it also for the card blank.  Chocolate brown card from my stash along with the half pearls, twine and two key charms.


I'd like to enter the following:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Gem of a Challenge:  Animals
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy:  Celebration

Friday, 14 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

Time for a new Polkadoodle Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes 

But the DT were challenged to create Christmas in July!  I've used two of the soon to be released Christmas stamps!  I've combined Frosty The Snowman with the Christmas Gifts stamp.  All coloured with Promarkers and added to an acetate card.  Such cute stamps and perfect for kids!

The background die cuts are Memory Box and I've used off cuts of white linen effect card for them.  The snowflakes are also die cuts but unbranded metal dies with half pearls added to the centres.

The organza ribbon and bakers twine are from my stash and I've hand written the Sizzix die cut tag.

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

Cut It Up:  Christmas In July
Making Memories:  Anything But Square
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes with Twist Christmas In July
Unicorn Challenge:  Christmas In July

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 28 - Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri and we were generously provided with a range of images to work with!  The theme of our challenges as always is:

Anything Goes

For my first card I've used one image from a set of four vintage cars - simply printed directly onto linen effect white cardstock and coloured with Aquamarkers.  Really quick and easy - I cut the image out with an X Cut die and then layered it onto some black card from my stash.  I've added a dotted frame around the image with a black fineliner pen and then the same around the edge of the black card with a white gel pen.


And my second card uses Bubble Over and I've used Promarkers for colouring.  The frame is a Polkadoodles die cut - Bubbleicious Frames and I've used ribbon, pearls and a charm from my stash.  The edges of the card have been dotted with liquid pearls.

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

Vintage Cars:
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Making Memories:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Bubble Over:
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Ribbons / Bows

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton

As with any restructuring at work, there are people who move on.  I've made quite a few leaving cards recently and here is one made for someone who is very active and walks a lot, not just in the UK but all over the world.  I've used Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton from Dr Digi and coloured her with Promarkers.

The vintage map is from my stash and I've added a kraft card banner cut from a Sizzix die plus arrows and sentiment from little X Cut dies.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes, option of Create a Sentiment
Paperminutes:  Women
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Monday:  Coloured Image

Friday, 7 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Red, White and Blue

The current Polkadoodle challenge is part way through and the theme for the last week is:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use Red, White and Blue - I used papers from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles and used my X Cut dies to create all the stars.  I've added a faux running stitch with a black fine liner pen.

The sentiment is a stamp I found in my stash.  Good luck with the challenge - for more inspiration pop over to Polkadoodles!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday:  Red, White and You
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp:  Red, White and Blue
Createalicious Challenges:  Red, White and Blue
Dies R Us:  Layers

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 136 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

Your creation must be Christmas or Festive!  I've used a cute decoupage - Tinsel Tots and layered it onto some offcuts of printed paper from my stash.  Added a satin red bow and a wooden snowflake and the card is complete - sometimes the simple ones are the best!


This card is for my three nieces although not too sure that they are so angelic!!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  For A Child  TOP FIVE
Southern Girls:  Ribbon or Twine  TOP FIVE
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Goes Female
Inky Chicks:  Christmas

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Time For A Pint

There's a new Dr Digi sentiment sheet - Beer Sentiments - that has just been released and my card today features one of those sentiments but I've made it the focal point of the card as they are easily resized!

The text has been coloured with Promarkers and I found a kraft card frame in my stash (I have a feeling I've had it for years!) so have used that plus some flat backed black gems.


Fairly quick and easy - just like a pint!  I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop:  Use Your Stash
Cards Galore:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Friday, 30 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 26 - Anything Goes

I've joined the Colour Crazy Challenge DT!  And this is my first challenge!  The theme, as always, is

Anything Goes

And this week we are sponsored by Oddball Art and I've used this fab image - I'll Cry If I Want To Birthday Party and coloured it with Promarkers.  All extras are from my stash and because it was a Birthday, I just had to add a banner!


Don't forget to pop over to the Colour Crazy Challenge blog to see inspiration by other team members and the rules on how to enter the challenge.  Although its a weekly challenge, the entries link stays open for two weeks and there are some great prizes up for grabs!  Good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  For The Girls
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Keep Fit Kenneth

Oh, I had a ball colouring this image for a work colleagues recent Birthday.  And I think he saw the funny side!  I've used Keep Fit Kenneth from Dr Dig and coloured him with Promarkers.  I cut him out and then added to the card blank with foam pads for a bit of depth.

I hand wrote the sentiment and made it to look like a podium.

I'd like to enter the following:

Create and Makes:  Create a Sentiment
Fairytale Challenge:  Hobby
Passion For Promarkers:  Sporting Challenge  TOP FIVE
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 135 - Sentiment

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

Sentiment

I've used one of the sentiments from Baked With Love Gingerbread download from Polkadoodles, enlarged it to fit a 13.5 x 13.5cm card and then added flowers made with papers from the same download collection (printed on both sides) and cut them with the Flowers 2 die also from Polkadoodles.

I pinched the tips of the flowers to create more depth and added gold seed beads to the centres plus half pearls around the edges of the sentiment.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Square Cards

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Beer For Dad

It's another quick card from me today using a Dr Digi image - this time it is Pint - Colour.  Great for when you're in a hurry and haven't got time to colour yourself!

The backing paper is actually part of a card blank from Mr Mister collection and I've used the wooden letters (see previous two weeks posts) as a template on kraft card.  I've added a handwritten tag and then used the same fineliner black pen to add a faux running stitch around the edge of the patterned paper and letters.

Everything else is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Add A Sentiment
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys  TOP THREE
Dream Valley Challenges:  Square Cards
Come And Get It Challenges:  Father's Day

Friday, 16 June 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Polkadots

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

Anything Goes

However, as you will have guessed by now, the DT are challenged to produce something else, and this one is Polkadots!

I've used papers from Fredericka Mini CD which proves that girly papers don't need to just be used for girly cards!  The letters are my own templates and I've added them with foam pads for extra depth.  I've also added dotted liquid pearls plus silver circle die cuts and the sentiment are Clearly Besotted die cuts.

Good luck with the challenge!  For more inspiration, pop over to the challenge blog.

I'd like to enter the following:

Craft Rocket Challenges:  For The Men / Boys
Star Stampz:  Make It For a Man
Cardz 4 Guys:  Something Blue For Dad  TOP THREE
Tuesday Throwdown:  For The Men
International Art and Soul:  For Men

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Seedling For Dad

Another quick Father's Day card and this one is for one of my uncles from his daughter and he is a very keen gardener! The background paper is actually half of a card blank from the Mr Mister range from Dovecraft (I thought it was a paper pack when I bought it!) plus the wooden letters are from the same collection.

I've handwritten the tag and added some dark brown paper twine to the end.  The seedling is an image from Dr Digi which I've coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Add a Sentiment
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys
Always Fun Challenges:  For a Male / Dad  TOP THREE
Cards In Envy:  You're The Man

Friday, 9 June 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Sunshine Yellows

We are half way through the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use Sunshine Yellows.  I've used papers from the Serenity download - printing on both sides of the thin card.  I've made a pin wheel embellishment to decorate a gift box.

I've used a template from Lakeland crafts that I've had for many a year, cutting two of the largest and one of the smallest, layering up and securing with a brad.  The box is a Sizzix die cut which cuts an A4 sheet of card.


Good luck with the challenge!  For more inspiration, pop over to Polkadoodles

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Monochrome Magic:  Twist of Yellow  TWIST WINNER
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Feminine Anything Goes
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes with option of Yellow

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 134 - Shaped Card

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

Shaped Card

I've made a circular card using a From The Heart Stamps image - Little Snowman, which I coloured with Promarkers plus glitter glue.  I've used a Memory Box die around the edges - I cut up two full circles to make the edging and then added a Sizzix banner at the top once I'd printed the personalised message on with my pc.  Extra snowflakes are from two different punches.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop:  It's A Guy Thing
Dies R Us:  Masculine
Happy Little Stampers:  Anything Goes with Dies
ABC Christmas Challenge:  L is for Love (in sentiment) and M is for More than One (lots of snowflakes)

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tea for Dad

A quick and easy card for my Dad for Father's Day.  I've used elements from the Tea Time Set from Dr Digi - one of the backing papers plus the cuppa image.

The wooden letters are a Mr Mister embellishment pack from Dovecraft which I bought ages ago and have been saving them for a Father's Day make!  I've coloured the cuppa image with Promarkers.  Additional embellishments are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Guys:  Something Blue for Father's Day
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes  TOP THREE
Shopping Our Stash:  Dude
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Happy Birthday Granny

I was lucky enough to win the previous Tiddly Inks challenge and had fun spending the gift certificate! This is one of the images I choose - Whatever Blooms.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and watercolour pencils for the background.

I've used some scrap deep purple card from my stash and used Clearly Besotted dies for the words (I had to cut up other words to make Granny!) and used a non branded metal die for the frame.


Charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.  Apologies for the appalling photo - I took it quite early in the morning as I was in a rush to deliver the card and the light, although sunny, was not particularly the best.

I'd like to enter the following:

Tiddly Inks:  Blooming Beautiful
Di's Digi's:  Birthday
Just Us Girls:  Die Cuts
Crafty Purple Frog:  Fabulously Floral
Create and Inspire:  Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks:  Birthday

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tea at Thirty

A card made for a work colleague who turned 30 and enjoys his cups of tea!  Made using papers and image from the Tea Time set from Dr Digi.  I've used my own number templates and added a faux running stitch with a black fine liner pen around the edges of the numbers.

The cuppa has been coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads for depth.


I'd like to enter the following:

A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Monday, 29 May 2017

Good Luck and Happiness

A cute image - Lucky Lil Birdie by From The Heart Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto some black and green card from my stash.

The sentiment came with the image and I've added a button, charm and waxed cord also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Try Stampin' On Tuesday:  Sketch followed
Addicted to Stamps:  Animals
Pile It On:  Animals
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Animals
Kitty Bee Designs:  Animals  TOP PICK

Friday, 26 May 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge: Anything Goes or More Than Two Papers

We are part way through the current Polkadoodle Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenge to use More Than Two Papers.  I've again gone for the Belle Papillon and used up some off cuts of card when I make square card blanks.  I've printed one of the tags from the collection and layered it onto some card too, all edges have been inked and I've cut out some of the butterflies from the collection, slightly curling their wings for extra depth.


The waxed cord, half pearls and pearl ribbon slider are all from my stash.  Great papers and really easy to use that look like lots of effort and time have been spent on them!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Fairy Tale Challenge:  Things With Wings
Paperminutes:  Butterflies
Dream Valley Challenges:  Things With Wings
Scrapbook Stamp Society:  Anything Goes Butterflies  THIRD PLACE

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 133 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've used a kraft card blank as my base and used the negative from the Tim Holtz die, layering the embellishments on the top.  I made the holly leaves and the bow plus the mittens from my own template and this was a personalised card for parents who loved dogs and golf - hence the charms!


The red berries were recycled from some cracker embellishments from a few years ago and everything else was from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge:

I'd like to enter the following:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  J is for Jingle Bells  WINNER and TOP THREE
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas  WINNER
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Flowers

A pretty quick card to make using a From The Heart Stamps image - Precious Gift coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue here and there.  I've used a Lily of The Valley sentiment which I layered onto some deep purple card I found in my stash.

The postage stamp die is an unbranded metal die I bought from ebay and everything else is from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch followed
Double D Challenges:  Multiple Flowers
I Love Promarkers:  Girl's Birthday
Mod Squad:  Birthday Bash
Crafty Cardmakers:  Floral Profusion

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Feet Up and A Cuppa

I've used Feet Up and A Cuppa image from Dr Digi for my Dad who has just had a knee replacement op.  Papers are from my stash, I made the floorboards myself from kraft card and printed the sentiment as well.  Image has been coloured with Promarkers.


I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Make It Manly  TOP FIVE
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Two quick cards

Two quick cards made using scrap card from my stash plus an X Cut star die, a tiny star punch and a set of non branded letter dies.  I've handwritten the tag.

Nothing like trying to get ahead of myself!



I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Masculine
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes plus Sentiment
The Male Room:  Stars

Friday, 12 May 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Die Cut

We are part way through the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to Use A Die Cut.  I've used papers and elements from the Belle Papillon Collection.  I've curled the edges of the butterfly wings for extra depth.  I've slightly distressed the edges of the paper and then inked it for a more shabby look.

All the flowers have been made with the Flowers 2 Die - I found some tissue paper in my stash which I used and layered with left over papers.  Half pearls are from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

CCEE Stampers:  Flowers
Moving Along With The Times:  Butterflies
Country View Crafts:  Flower Power
Crafty Purple Frog:  Flowers
Creative Sketchy Girls:  Flowers and or Butterflies  WINNER