Friday, 20 April 2018

Daring Card Makers - Feeling A Little Blue

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme for the week is:

Feeling A Little Blue

I've used papers from Funky Hand - Boys and Girls which is no longer available.  I've used my own letter templates and layered them on to recycled kraft card, which I've also used for the Clearly Besotted sentiment dies and the X Cut stars.


And to finish I've added a line around the letters and card base with a black fine liner pen.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  Happy Birthday
Crafterholics R Us:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter:  Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday:  Masculine

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Spring / Summer

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

Anything Goes

However the DT were challenged with the theme of Spring / Summer.  I've made this cute mermaid using the Winnie Ballerina die for the body and Winnie Chic die for the hair.  I've added random seed beads from my stash, sticking them with glossy accents and then sprinkled fine glitter over the top.  I've also added some tiny bows from the Ballerina die to her hair and an iridescence flower I also found in my stash.


The clouds have been cut from offcuts of card and the waves are the negatives from the edge shape dies which are no longer available.

Ribbon from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Seize The Birthday:  Birthday with Vibrant Colours
Southern Girls:  Fairies, Fantasy, Flowers
Fab N Funky:  Fantasy and Fairy Tales
Simon Says:  Sparkle and Shine
Everybody Art:  Use A Die

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 16 - Polkadoodles

It's time for another Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and I've used this cute image from the Fuzzypuffs collection, coloured her up with Promarkers.  I've added some glitter glue dots on her hair bow and balloon plus a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edges of the image.


Ribbons and charm are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafterholics R Us:  Anything Goes
Mod Squad:  Birthday Card with a Balloon
Paper Shelter:  Birthday Card
Passion For Promarkers:  Buttons or Bows

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Professor Dummkopf

There are some great men's digi stamps over at Dr Digi and this one is called Professor Dummkopf.  I've used a lot of kraft card and a black sharpie and black fine liner pen!  All but the card base are offcuts of card from previous projects and some are recycled from Graze boxes.

Image has been coloured with Promarkers and I hand wrote the sentiment.

Made for a work colleague who looks rather like the image but without the lab coat!


I'd like to enter the following:

Sketch Saturday:  Sketch followed
Crafty Sentiments:  Only For Boys
Shopping Our Stash:  Yo Dude!
Always Fun:  Use Kraft
Get Creative:  No Patterned Paper

Friday, 13 April 2018

Daring Card Makers - Animal Antics

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and I'm the host for this one!  The theme I've set is

Animal Antics

So feature an animal on your card - the funnier the better!

I've used this cute image from Tiddly Inks - Happy Baa Day To You which I've coloured with Promarkers and coloured pencils.  The papers are from my stash and I thought they went so well with the image.  Buttons too are from my stash and I had no issues trying to find colour matches!


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

Aud Sentiments:  Happy Birthday
Seize The Birthday:  Vibrant Colours
Crafty Gals Corner:  Use Buttons
Fab N Funky:  Cute Critters
Watercooler Wednesday:  Ocassions

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 15 - Moonflower

It's time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Moonflower.  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used the cute Gina Caribe digi from the sponsor, coloured her with Promarkers plus watercolour pencils for the background.  For once, I matched the colours to the papers I already had in my stash as I'm trying to use up all the bits and bobs that I have.


Papers are Echo Park, Early Bird and I found a perfectly matching green ribbon in my stash to make a lovely big bow!

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

Scrap N Dipity:  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Elegant Ladies
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Only For Girls
Unicorn Challenge:  Use Ribbon

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 156 - Anything Goes

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the sponsor is Dr Digi 


The theme is Anything Goes and I've used Christmas Chris, coloured him up with Promarkers and added him to a recycled card front.  I've added a little punched holly and berries and that is about it!



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

As You Like It Challenges:  Favourite Colouring Medium - Promarkers just because they are so easy to use!
CRAFT Challenge:  Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Moo Mania:  Masculine
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Professor Wiggingson

Here is Professor Wiggingson from Dr Digi wearing some rather dapper threads!  Had great fun colouring him up with Promarkers.  Papers are from the now retired Funky Hand and I must have had them in my stash for quite some time so thought it was a good time to use them!


Kraft card and black pearls from my stash.  I'd like to enter the following:

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch followed
Always Fun:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
The Paper Girls:  Masculine Birthday
Always Happy Birthday:  Birthday

Friday, 6 April 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 14 - Blog Candy Giveaway!

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we don't have a sponsor so its a blog candy giveaway!  I've used this rather cute image from Knitty Kitty Digi's - The Foxicorn which I've coloured with Promarkers.  I found some oddments of ribbons in my stash and it matched the Foxicorn colours perfectly!


A faux stitched edge has been added around the edges of the card with a black fine liner pen.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers:  Animals

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Girly

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

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make something Girly.  I've used the Miss Winnie die plus the gift from Winnie Chic. I've also used a tiara and wand die that I found in my stash plus sentiment dies from Clearly Besotted and the name has been made with a Cuttlebug die.


All the papers are from the Bumper Cardstock pack.  I've used one of my own number templates and added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge.  The card was for one of my nieces!

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

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Crafterholics R Us:  Birthday
Simon Says:  Happy Birthday

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Nessie

A quick card to share today using Nessie from Dr Digi.  I've coloured her up with watercolour pencils and added an embossed background with a Cuttlebug folder, using an off-cut of the same card I've used for the base.

The buttons and embroidery thread are from my stash along with the little dino charm.


I'd like to enter the following:

Dream Valley Challenges:  Dry Embossing
Get Creative:  No Patterned Papers
Angie's Digital Stamps:  Anything Goes with option of Buttons and Bows
Sketch Saturday:  Sketch #281 used

Friday, 30 March 2018

Daring Card Makers - Let's Do Digi

It's Friday, 9am so time for another Daring Card Makers Challenge!  The theme this week is

Let's Do Digi

So digi papers, digi image or a combination of the two!!

I've used two different digi images - the background is a no longer available stamp from Jelly Park and the female is from Kenny K - Happy Hour which is also no longer available.  I've coloured them both with Promarkers, added sparkle to the glass and added the pavement myself.


The bags are made from offcuts of brown paper with real handles (both recycled Primark bags!) and I've added tissue paper inside for depth.  For those with keen eyes, the bag logos are Manchester City and I kept the colour theme throughout as the card was for a fan!

The sentiment dies are from Clearly Besotted.  Good luck for the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge:  Make It Girly
CRAFT Challenge:  Shaped Cards
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 13 - Polkadoodles

It's Friday so its time for another Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and I've used this very cute Horace digi stamp and coloured him with Promarkers.


I've used a Polkadoodles stitched circles die and then ran it through an embossing folder for the background and the sentiment was created on my computer.

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

Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes
Cards In Envy:  No Patterned Paper

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 155 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've used one of the sentiments from Baked With Love Gingerbread download from Polkadoodles which I've nlarged to fit the card blank and then added flowers made with papers from the same download collection and cut them out using the Flowers 2 die from Polkadoodles


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

DL.ART:  Flowers
Star Stampz:  Throw on The Flowers
Southern Girls:  Die Cuts
Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Christmas

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Pink Rose

The image is from Createful Heart Digis and is a freebie for those who join in with the monthly  Facebook sketch challenge.  I've coloured it up with Promarkers and the papers are all oddments that I found in my stash - Echo Park, Be Mine. 

I've had to be really clever to make it look like there are no joins as some of the bits were really quite small.  And I still have some left over for another day!


The heart pearl slider I found in the jam jar of bits n bobs I have on the table (usually because I find something and can't be bothered putting it away!) and the half pearls are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  No More Than 3 Colours
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Easter Treats

I've made a little cute gift box using a Sizzix die and a sheet of rather bright yellow card that I found in my stash.  The Cuddly Critters Rabbit is from Dr Digi and I've coloured him with Promarkers.  I've added him to the lid so that when the box opens he goes with it, rather than getting stuck when trying to close it.


I found some Easter themed ribbon in my stash and added the grass with an unbranded metal die, the card are scraps from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Always Fun Challenges:  Easter
Crafty Cardmakers:  Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
Make My Monday:  Easter
Dragonfly Journeys:  Bunnies, Chicks or Ducks
A Gem of a Challenge:  Easter

Friday, 23 March 2018

Daring Card Makers - Back To Basics

Time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme this week has been set as

Back to Basics

So use one geometric shape and one colour!

I've used various blue papers and card from my stash (great to use up the oddments in there!) and I've embossed a few with LDRS Picnic Quilt folders.  All the squares have been cut with an X Cut die and I've added some large white half pearls I found in my stash.


The sentiments are Clearly Besotted dies.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Card Mania:  Embossing
Creatalicious Challenges:  Anything Goes and Birthday
Die Cut Diva's:  Monochrome

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 12 - Blog Candy

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is:

Anything Goes

This week there is a blog candy prize, so no sponsor!  I've used this cute image by From The Heart Stamps and coloured it with Promarkers.  The sentiment comes with the image.

Papers are from my stash along with the tiny half pearls - this was made for a colleague who was starting a new life in The Netherlands so I used the flag colours!


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

CCEE Stampers:  Funny Card
Crafterholics R Us:  Anything Goes
Double D Challenges:  Wing It
Ellibelles:  All Creatures Great and Small
I Love Promarkers:  Things That Fly TOP THREE

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Easter

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme this week, as every week:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to an Easter project so I made some baskets for my three nieces!  Don't worry - I've not eaten all the eggs!

I've used papers from Double Sprinkles cd - I printed these papers off a long time ago and they were just sat in my stash waiting to be used!  I made the sizes based upon what papers I had and luckily they were a decent size!


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

Cute Card Thursday:  Easter
Moving Along With The Times:  Easter
Moo Mania and More:  Easter
Artistic Inspirations:  Easter
Make My Monday:  Easter

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Pretty Bluebells

Here is another Stampin' Unicorn sample from me! If you didn't manage to catch the two Hochanda shows yesterday you can still watch them - https://www.hochanda.com/TvSchedule#200318

Here is one of the stamps featured in the show and one one of the demos from Nikky. Beautiful clear crisp lines every time it is stamped! I've used a fancy Spellbinders die for all the panels and I've stamped onto linen effect white card and coloured with Promarkers.


The sentiment also comes with the set. I'd like to enter the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More: CAS
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: Ready For Spring
Simon Says Wednesday: Floral Frenzy
That's Crafty: Spring Into Action

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Daisy Friends

And here is another sample I've made for Stampin' Unicorn!  This stamp is Daisy Friends and I've stamped it onto a watercoloured background and then used Promarkers to do a little colouring.

I've used an off cut of card for the main base and layered the stamped panel onto the darkest tone from the Wonderland 6x6 paper pack.


A dotted line with a fineliner black pen around the edge of the card base and stamped panel and the card is complete - really nice and quick to make and the stamps are wonderful to use - nice and crisp every time!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cards In Envy:  No Patterned Paper  PERSONAL FAVOURITE
Incy Wincy Designs:  No More Than Three Colours
Fashionable Stamping:  Springtime
QKR Stampede:  Anything Goes

Hello Bouquet

Hope you're able to tune in to Hochanda today at 10am and 2pm as Nikky will be showcasing these wonderful Stampin' Unicorn products!  I've used Blossom Stamp Set, stamped onto two of the papers from the Butterfly Dreams 6x6 paper pack, which were odd pieces left over from previous projects as I don't like to throw any bits away!  Fussy cut out, added to the card with foam pads and then added some glass stone embellishments to the centres.


The sentiment is from the pack from a previous show - I've just added a hand drawn border around the edge and also a border around the edge of the card.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes  TOP PICK
Sweet Stampin':  Use Your Paper Scraps  TOP THREE
Incy Wincy Designs:  No More Than Three Colours
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes

LOL

A quick card to share made using Emogeez Happy from Dr Digi - this comes pre coloured along with another Emogeez and I've simply cut it out and added it to some note pad paper.


The little die cuts are from an unbranded die.  I'd like to enter the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  Circles and or Squares
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes

Friday, 16 March 2018

Daring Card Makers - Watch The Birdie

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme for the week is

Watch The Birdie

I've used this fab digi stamp by Faith at From The Heart Stamps.  I'm not sure if the shop is still active as Faith passed away at the end of July last year.  I've coloured him with Promarkers and added him to the card with foam pads.


I've added a faux running stitch around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Ellibelle's Creative Moments:  All Creatures Great and Small
The Paper Shelter:  Hot or Cold Colours
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Birds
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash:  Put A Bird On It

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 11 - Dr Digi

There is a new Colour Crazy challenge starting today and our sponsor is Dr Digi!  The DT were generously provided with some images and I've used Rub A Dub Dub.

The challenge theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then used Echo Park Splash papers that I found during the Christmas Clear out.  I've made the floorboards with kraft card and the sentiment is a Clearly Besotted die.


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

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 154 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've made this bold card using a snowflake die cut from white card and a burgundy card background.  The bow which is from, I think a box of chocolates donated by my Mum - the bow not the chocolates! - matched the card perfectly.


I made the sentiment on the computer and then added half pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Holiday
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Coffee 4 Me

Another nice quick card made with one of the Coffee Sentiments from Dr Digi and of course the Coffee Mug which I've coloured with Promarkers and then added to the Funky Hand Tea's Up download which is no longer available.

I've lightly distressed the papers and added the mug with foam pads so it stands proud a little.  Card candy from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Everybody Art:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Friday, 9 March 2018

Daring Card Makers - Getting To Know You

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and this week the theme is

Getting To Know You

So, what is your style or your favourite crafting technique?  I love making word books and turn to them time and time again and I do get asked to make them quite a lot!

Here is one I've made using a now retired and unavailable Funky Hand cd - all the pages can be printed and then made into a word.  I've just cut the 'pages' to size, layered the letters onto black card for extra depth and then added to the pages with foam pads and for a bit extra detail, added a faux stitched line around the edge.


Embroidery thread added to the bound edge and the Happy Birthday sentiment cut with a Cuttlebug die and added to a strip of acetate.  Actually quite quick to make and look great!

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

Alphabet Challenge:  Y is for Your Choice
Crafty Catz:  Layer It Up
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes with a Sentiment
CCEE Stampers:  Die Cut Words
Time Out Challenges:  Bold

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 10 - Blog Candy

It's time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we don't have a sponsor but we do have some blog candy to give away!  The challenge theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I've used a dinosaur freebie image that I found on the internet, coloured them with Promarkers - it's the same image, just flipped round.  The papers I found in my stash and I've added some snipped dies that look like dinosaur footprints!


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

Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday:  Anything Goes

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Lots of Green

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make something with lots of green so I've made this very green card for a keen golfer who was turning 65!  I've used the pre-coloured golfer from Work and Play 11 - and then used a Sizzix embossing folder on the large numbers, handwrote the banner (using BBQ sticks to hold it all up!)


The big letters are thick cardboard so I painted them with white acrylic paint and then used liberal amounts of glitter glue to cover them.  The grass is a Clearly Besotted die and I've coloured offcuts of card with Promarkers.

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

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Cut It Up:  Digitally Yours
Patties Creations:  Lots of Green  WINNER
Creative Knockouts:  Die Cuts / Punches
Star Stampz:  Lots of Gren

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

For Ewe

Another quick card this time using Flossy from Dr Digi - coloured with Promarkers with glossy accent eyes.  I've cut out the circles using Spellbinder dies and then added a dotted line around the edges with a black fine liner pen.  I hand wrote the sentiment.


I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Guys:  Sketch followed
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Crazy for CAS:  Spring
Crafty Friends:  Spring
2 Crafty Critters:  Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday:  Birthday Anything Goes

Monday, 5 March 2018

White Butterfly

A quick card to share - I wanted to make a card for a work colleague who's just lost her Grandma.  I wanted a butterfly and something simple and fresh.  I've used two Memory Box dies - the Asti Butterfly Wings and over the top Willoughby then I've added some white half pearls to the body and also under the butterfly.


To finish, I've scored a line around the edges of the card with a freebie scoring board and folder I got with a magazine years ago.  I'd like to enter the following:

CAS Colours and Sketches:  Sketch followed  TOP PICK
Use Your Stuff:  Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge:  Anything Goes
Di's Digi Stamps:  Die Cuts

Friday, 2 March 2018

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Elemental Inspiration

Welcome to a new Daring Card Makers challenge!  As its the first Friday of the month, its an Elemental Inspiration challenge - please use at least 3 elements from the photo:


I've used the flowers, pink and the white background.  I've used a Lily of the Valley simply print image Hellebores - printed directly onto white linen effect cardstock.  I've layered it up with scrap card and added sparkly number stickers from my stash.  Ribbons and half pearls are also from my stash.


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

Addicted to Stamps:  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers:  Floral Delight
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 9 - All Dressed Up Stamps

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps.  The theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were given some images to use and I've enjoyed using Monsterific!  I've coloured it with Promarkers plus watercolour pencils for the background.  I've also added glossy accents to the eyes.  A great quick image to use!


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

I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenges:  Single or Multiple Layers (single layers are so easy to work with and I don't have to think about embellishments!)
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Stamps:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 153 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

This is a Christmas / Festive only challenge.  I've made two cute treat gift boxes with a Sizzix box die - I bought a pack of A4 kraft card from ebay a while ago - its not top quality but good enough for gift boxes as its got a slight mottled pattern on it.  But its fine for what I needed!

The red discs are very glittery gift tags (I buy a lot of Christmas things in the sales that I know I can use on cards!)  And the reindeer die cuts I bought a long long time ago on ebay - I've layered them up by adding the eyes behind and colouring the antlers and ears.  I've added the glittery pom poms from my stash.



The red twine is also a previous Christmas bargain buy and I've used a Sizzix tag die to write a sentiment on.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas At Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Christmas  WATERCOOLER ROCKER
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Cute Hedgies

This is a cute image from Createful Heart Digi stamps and its currently a freebie as part of a facebook challenge on their page!  This is called Up, Up and Away.  The image and sketch are posted in the group and you have 5 days to send a message to request it, colour it up, use the sketch and then post it in the challenge album.

I've never participated before but I don't think this will be the first time!  I've coloured the image with Promarkers with a background of coloured pencils.  I've cut the image with a die and then layered it over the gingham ribbon.


I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edges of the card and the image.  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Cute and Cuddly

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Night Nurse Nina

Night Nurse Nina from Dr Digi is probably going to give you night terrors especially looking at the size of the needle!  I've coloured her with Promarkers and then layered her onto a lined sheet of paper from a notepad.

The die cut across the bottom I coloured with Promarkers prior to cutting and the stethoscope charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

City Crafter Challenge:  Die Cuts
Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Friday, 23 February 2018

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Week 8 - Lemon Shortbread

It's time for another Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread who have generously given the DT some images to use.  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I've used Beanie Girl and coloured her up with Promarkers and then used papers that I found in my stash - for once I actually picked the papers before I coloured the image!  I had a clear out over Christmas and found lots of printed papers that I'd forgotten I had, so I'm determined to use them up!


The sentiment is an X Cut die and I've added ribbons from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It Challenges:  Favourite Way To Add A Sentiment - die cuts because I can cut it to match the papers and they are nice and big!
Star Stampz:  Make It Girly
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Daring Card Makers - Stencilled Green - Spring

Welcome to a new Daring Card Makers challenge!  The theme for the week is:

Stencilled Green - Spring

This took me out of my comfort zone and spent some time trying to decide what I was going to do.  I already had some spray inks that had been donated to me by a fellow crafter who was having a clear out, however there wasn't a green!  So I bought one specially for the challenge!  So this one is Lime Burst Cosmic Shimmer.

I used the Hello Sentiment die from Polkadoodles and cut it 3 times, glued it together so I had a decent and study stencil.  I then placed it on the card panel and sprayed!  Quite pleased how it turned out as I was expecting a disaster on my first attempt!


I found some acrylic not quite clear flowers in my stash so I've added them along with some silver balls I also found.  To finish, I've inked the edge of the panel with distress inks and then layered it onto the card blank.

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

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
DL.ART:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenges:  Anything Goes

Polkadoodle Chalenge - Spring Colours or Anything Goes

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use Spring Colours and I've used this wonderful stamp set from Stampin' Unicorn called Heavenly Bluebells.  I've coloured them with Promarkers; the butterflies are from the Dotty Daisies stamp set (no longer available)  I've added a line of liquid pearl dots around the edge of both panels (Sizzix dies) and I printed the tag sentiments myself.  Embroidery thread from my stash.


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

Cardz 4 Galz:  Stamping - No Digi's
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Dies R Us:  Tag, You're It  WINNER
Let's Create:  Anything Goes plus Mother's Day option
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Emogeez Happy

It's beginning to look a bit more like Spring and here is Emogeez Happy from Dr Digi that will hopefully put a spring in your step!

You get two designs on the sheet of A4 plus extras so I enlarged an then cut this one out, adding some X cut stars with card from my stash and some stiff red parcel twine.


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

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Aurora Wings:  BINGO - I've used the diagonal from top right to bottom left (Sentiment, Die Cuts, Bow)
The Corrosive Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Paper Girls Guest Designer - Black and White

A while back I won one of The Paper Girls challenges and was asked to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge!  Well, that challenge is here and the theme is

Black and White

I've used a Sizzix die which is really lovely to use and cuts great!  The white card is linen effect and I've added a black panel behind to show off the detail.  Half pearls are from my stash and I've handwritten the sentiment.


Thank you to the Paper Girls for asking me to be a GD!  I'd like to enter the following:

Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes with Option of Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges:  Things With Wings
AAA Challenges:  CAS and Die Cuts
Dragonfly Dreams:  Flowers
CAS on Friday:  Dies

Saturday, 17 February 2018

All About Daisy

A nice bright card to counterbalance the dreary weather!  I've used Stampin' Unicorn All About Daisy stamps and coloured them with Promarkers plus added dots with a white gel pen.

I've added a line of dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the card and then added the organza ribbon from my stash.


The flowers have been layered up with foam pads of varying heights.

I'd like to enter the following:

Inspire, Create:  Sketch followed
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks:  Lots of Layers
Cardz 4 Gals:  Stamping

Friday, 16 February 2018

Daring Card Makers - Coffee or Tea Break

It's Friday so time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge!  The theme for the week is

Tea / Coffee Break

I've used Cuppa from Dr Digi and coloured it with Promarkers before adding it to the card with foam pads.  The papers are from Funky Hand - Time For Tea download and are no longer available - I found them in my stash when having a clear out over Christmas and knew they would be perfect with this image!


Good luck with the challenge!

Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations:  Love Is In The Air
Seize The Birthday:  Tea
Country View Crafts:  Anything But Cute
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Add A Heart

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or New Beginnings

It's Friday so time for a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme, as always is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged with a theme of New Beginnings.  I've used Winnie Celebrations 2 kit and coloured her up with Promarkers then cut her out.  The papers are also from the same collection and I had to be clever with piecing them together as they were left overs from a previous project but as I don't like to throw anything away, they were going to get used!


I've also used the Fluffy Cloud Dies - generally to hide the paper joins!  And to finish, I've added a faux running stitch around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen and the organza and satin ribbons are from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!

Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Star Stampz:  Make It Girly
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers:  Dies

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 7 - Createful Heart Stamps

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The sponsor this week is Createful Heart Stamps and I've used Perkin' Up image and coloured it with Promarkers and coloured pencils.  Papers, pearls and ribbons are from my stash.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Unicorn - Bits and Pieces paper pad


Good luck with the challenge!

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge:  Mother's Day / Female
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes