Friday, 24 March 2017

From The Heart Stamps - Stamp Of The Month - Lucky Lil Birdie

The current From The Heart Stamps progressive Stamp of the Month challenge is ongoing and the cute image this month is Lucky Lil Birdie.  I've coloured it with Promarkers plus added tiny iridescent green gems to the centres of the shamrocks.


The sentiment also comes with the image and I've used some green and black card from my stash to layer the image.  The scalloped card blank is from The Works and I've used some green checkered ribbon from Lidl along with bakers twine and a charm from my stash.

If you play along each month with the progressive then you'll receive the next months image for free!

I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It Challenges:  Favourite Colouring Medium - Promarkers because they are so easy to use (and I have quite a lot of them!)
Aud Sentiments:  Any sentiment except Birthday
CRAFT Challenges:  Add A Charm
Come And Get It Challenges:  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl:  Anything Goes With Ribbon

Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer - Up In The Air

Almost my last week as Guest Designer over at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge. And the theme for this week's challenge is:

Up In The Air

I've used a random sheet of printed paper I found in my stash (I have a feeling it is from Funky Hand and probably one of the early cd's) along with a great From The Heart Stamps image and sentiment (I shaped it to look like a cloud) - Super Birdbrain which I've coloured with Promarkers.


The clouds have been cut with a Memory Box die and from scrap card and the cityscape scene is a Clearly Besotted die.

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

4 Crafty Chicks:  Punches or Dies
Southern Girls:  Die Cuts
Double D Challenges:  Things That Fly
Watercolour Wednesday:  Anything Goes Masculine

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Add Flowers

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

But the DT were challenged to add flowers.  I've used Work and Play 11 and made a card for a work colleague who was moving teams, and she actually does look like the image!  I've also used the Bubbleicious Frames and flowers die.


I've added ribbons, half pearls and a little cat charm from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  Any Sentiment Except Birthday
Cardz 4 Gals:  Pretty In Pink
CRAFT Challenge:  Add A Charm
Craft Rocket:  Make It Feminine
Moving Along With The Times:  Handmade or Die Cut Flowers

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Score!

A really quick card to make using the Lili of the Valley Simply Print sheets - I printed this one as two on A4 card and then layered it onto some pale blue card I found in my stash and some kraft card (The Works, £2 for 10 sheets of A4).

I've coloured the background using inks and watercolour pencils and then added the banners down the side, letters cut using a Cuttlebug die and then added a button and waxed cord to the bottom right corner.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday:  Sketch followed
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Goes Masculine
AAA Cards:  Die Cuts
Corrosive Challenge:  Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 129 - Snowflakes

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

Snowflakes

I've used a wooden glittered snowflake that I bought quite some time ago as it was supposed to be a tree decoration, added a bow at the top and fixed it with a half pearl (I have that many colours I can usually find one to match the papers!)  I've added another snowflake to the centre which was a charm but the shank was damaged and rather than throw it away, I knew it could be used on something!


I've added a sentiment using Sizzix Tim Holt Thinlet dies and covered them with glossy accents.  The paper I found in my stash and it was the perfect size for the card so just added a faux running stitch around the edge with a black fine liner pen.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays:  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Quick Birthday

A quick card from me using Comic Sentiments Sheet 01 from Dr Digi - I've selected one of the sentiments and enlarged it, coloured with Promarkers plus a chinagraph white pen to highlight and then added it to an off cut of card for the base.


I've added a black solid line around the edges of the card with a black fine liner pen, tiny punched silver stars have also been added

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday:  Sentiment
Come And Get It Challenges:  Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges:  Anything Goes

Monday, 20 March 2017

From The Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge 167

It's time for a new From The Heart Sketches with a double twist challenge! You can either follow the sketch or one of the twists, or both or all three! The only stipulation is that you use a FTHS in your creation - there are freebies in the store if you don't have any of the stamps.

I've used Precious Gift, coloured with Promarkers and a little glitter glue; I've hand written the sentiment on the tag.  All the papers are from my stash along with the embroidery thread and half pearls.


Good luck with the challenge - the sketch and twists are below.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Come And Get It Challenges:  Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers:  Special Woman
Ooh La La:  Spring Is In The Air

Friday, 17 March 2017

Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer - Green and A Glimmer of Gold

Time for another new challenge at Daring Cardmakers and I'm the Guest Designer for March. Good theme this week which is:

Green and A Glimmer of Gold

Just in time for St Patrick's day!  I've cut a frame with my X Cut dies and then added a very thin veneer of gold around the edge.  The image is a From The Heart Stamps - Wee Bit and Lots O Luck set and I've coloured it with Promarkers.


The half pearls are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Celebrations
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp:  Bit O Green
The Crafty Addicts:  Clean and Simple
Colour Throwdown:  Green, Black and Gold

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Design Sheet

We're part way through the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use a design sheet from one of the collections - I've used Work and Play 12.  I printed the sheet out and then cut out the elements that I wanted to use and added a wooden stick to add the pennants to plus some shiny silver star die cuts made using an X Cut die.


Really quick and easy - the hard bit is trying to decide which elements to use!  Good luck with the challenge!  The main image has had foam pads added underneath so that it rests on top of the wooden stick.  The big silver star has also been lifted with foam pads.

Cardz For Gals:  Pretty In Pink
Craft Rocket:  Make It Feminine
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Pop It Up
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Celebrating Women

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Birthday Beer

A quick card from me today - I've used a colour digi from Dr Digi - Pint - colour, enlarged it to approx A5 size, mounted it onto a card blank and then cut round it then added the kraft tag with a handwritten sentiment.


Nice, quick and easy!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments:  Any Shape
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Cards In Envy:  Keep It Simple
The Crazy Challenge:  Masculine

Monday, 13 March 2017

From The Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge 166

It's time for a new From The Heart Sketches with a double twist challenge!  You can either follow the sketch or one of the twists, or both or all three!  The only stipulation is that you use a FTHS in your creation - there are freebies in the store if you don't have any of the stamps.

I've used Monster Sundae and coloured it with Promarkers.  The spotty paper is from a paper pack from The Works - M&C Boutique - some are embossed (as is this) and others are glittered.  The red shiny card, embroidery thread and half pearls are from my stash.  The sentiment comes with the image.


The sketch is below along with the twists - colour and brief.

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

Corrosive Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafty Friends:  For A Child
Colour Crazy Challenge;  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Friday, 10 March 2017

Daring Card Makers Guest Designer - Rough With The Smooth

Time for a new Daring Card Makers Challenge!  I'm the Guest Designer for March and the theme for this week:

Take The Rough With the Smooth

After having The Big Clear Out before Christmas, I found some coloured card blanks that I'd forgotten I had so I've used one of the purple ones for this card and have run it though an A4 Sizzix dotty embossing folder which has taken away some of the surface of the card which I quite like!

Before I embossed, I added a line around the edge with a silver gel pen (I think it 'contains' the elements within the card).  The big number 7 is one of my own templates, again, added a silver gel pen line around the edge before embossing with a From Me To You star folder.


I've added X Cut star die cuts using some left over silver card and some spotty stuff I found in my stash.  The sentiment has been cut with Clearly Besotted dies again with some shiny silver card.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Craft Rocket Challenge:  No Patterned Paper
Little Miss Muffet Challenge:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 128 - Die Cuts

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

Die Cuts

I've used a Sizzix die cut for the main panel and then bout the reindeer head and hooves from ebay - adding shadow and depth with Promarkers, the nose is a glitter pom pom from my stash.

I've also added a sentiment and attached it with a half pearl.  Patterned paper from my stash.



Good luck - pop over to Crimbo Crackers to enter your creation!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge:  F is for Family
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge:  Polkadots or Stripes
Fab n Funky:  Inspired By A Song (Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer)  TOP THREE

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

From The Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge 165 - Inspiration

It's part way through the current From The Heart Stamps Sketch with a double twist challenge!  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 March, you will receive the one for April for free and so on. The sketch is below which I've used and also both the twists!


I've used Loves Me Birdbrain and coloured with Promarkers and watercolour pencils.  I've handwritten the sentiment and added to half pearls.


The image has been layered onto a Spellbinders fancy scallop die and I've gone around the edge of the image and card with a black fineliner pen, dotting it as I went.

Charm from my (rather extensive) stash.  The sketch is below.



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

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Celebrating Women
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Die Cuts
The Crazy Challenge:  We Love Animals

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Blunder Woman

Here is Blunder Woman from Dr Digi in all her glory!  I've coloured her with Promarkers and added her to a star card - my own template.  Faux stitching has been added with a white gel pen.

Nice n simple!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cards In Envy:  Keep It Simple
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  Humour
The Paper Players:  Fussy Cut

Monday, 6 March 2017

From The Heart Stamps - Spring

It's the first Monday in the month so it's time for a FTHS hop!  So, we kick off the month with a hop - the theme is:

Spring

You need to start at the beginning of the hop which is the blog, as you hop through the team, don't forget to leave a comment on each of our blogs as you could be a random winner to choose a stamp from the store!

I've used Spring Medley, coloured it with Promarkers and layered it up using foam pads for depth.  The Cadbury purple ribbon is from my stash along with the half pearls.



You should have arrived at me from Michelle, don't forget to leave me a comment before you hop back to the FTHS blog.

Good luck!  The hop will end on Sunday 12 March at 6am EST and winners will be announced on Wednesday 15 March.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Daring Card Makers Guest Designer - Inspiration Photo

There is a new challenge over at Daring Card Makers and I'm also the Guest Designer for March!  Rather pleased to be asked to do another month!  As it's the first challenge of the month, there is an inspiration photo that at least 3 elements needs to be incorporated into your creation.

I've gone for stripes, black and white, kraft colour and circles.  So more than 3 achieved!  I had A Big Tidy Up and Clear Out just before Christmas and found I had a rather large 12x12 paper pack that has only had light use - Papermania Clare Curd Signature range.  So the stripy paper has come from that plus kraft card from my stash and an offcut of white card.


The card candi is also from my stash (found also during the tidy up) plus half pearls.  I made the sentiment myself (rather pleased with it too!) on Pic Monkey - saved it as a jpeg so it can be used again.  I used an X Cut square die to cut out the sentiment and then freehand layered it.

The inspiration photo is below.


Good luck with the challenge - lots of inspiration on the blog - amazing to see all the different interpretations!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Star Stampz:  Make It Monochrome
Through The Purple Haze:  Male Colours
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes