Friday, 19 January 2018

Daring Card Makers - Black and White with a Pop of Colour

Time for a new challenge and theme over at Daring Card Makers and this week it is:

Black and White With a Pop of Colour

I've made a star card using my own template and it fits neatly on a sheet of A4 - a white gel pen was used to create a faux running stitch around the edges and I used X Cut star die cuts and the arrows.

The white, silver and red card are all offcuts - I hate to throw anything away!  The sentiment in the centre has been cut using a Cuttlebug die.


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

Brown Sugar:  Birthday
Crafty Catz:  Male Birthday
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  Shape It Up
Watercooler Wednesday:  Masculine

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 3 - Blog Candy

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

Anything Goes

We don't have a sponsor this week but we are giving away some blog candy as a prize!  I've used one of the very cute Little Monsters download bundle from Polkadoodles, coloured her with Promarkers plus added some glitter glue.  The background paper is also from the bundle along with the sentiment.


I've made a little sign with a cocktail stick for the sentiment and the charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.  The die is an unbranded metal die.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Something Fun
Crafting By Designs:  Out Of This World
Creatalicious Challenges:  Cute

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Winter Birthday

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

Anything Goes

However the DT were challenged to A Winter Birthday.  I've used Winnie Chic cutting die for the body, background hair, hairband, dress and present.  For the hair bow and shoes I used Miss Winnie cutting die and for the top layer of hair I used Winnie Ballerina cutting die - all of the dies are compatible and interchangeable with one another so endless possibilities!


I used the skin tone card from the card stock pack and the hair is card from my own stash along with glittery card and half pearls.

I added a scored border around the edges of the card, some half pearls from my stash (tiny ones for her shoes!) plus a Sizzix tag which I've hand written and some lovely aqua organza ribbon, again from my stash.

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

Brown Sugar:  Birthday
That's Crafty:  Feeling Blue
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Fab n Funky:  Girly
Crafty Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 150 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

The challenge is sponsored by Dr Digi and the prize is 2 single images from the store.

I've used Selfie Santa and coloured it with Promarkers plus coloured pencils for the background.  The papers are from my stash - I've been having another clear out (seems to regularly happen over the Christmas break!) plus the ribbon is only a really small piece that I found in my stash and it was a perfect match!  Half pearls also from my stash.


I've added a faux running stitch around the edges of the image and layers.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafterholics R Us:  Anything Goes
Moo Mania and More:  Frosty Winter
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Coffee

Something to perk you up on a cold, wet and windy day!  Coffee Mug from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers and added to the card with foam pads for dimension.  Some time ago I bought a load of these kraft card blanks in 3 different sizes / shapes because I enjoy using them so much!  Just need to use them a bit more!


I'd like to enter the following:

City Crafter Challenge:  At The Tea Room
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash:  Getting Sentimental
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Daddy

So, when is Winnie not Winne? When she is a William!  I've used the Miss Winnie die from Polkadoodles but turned her into a boy by altering the hair die cut to make it look more boyish.  I've added a red jumper and blue jeans with card from my stash.

I also used the Mitred frames die from Polkadoodles then layered them onto card.  The arrows are a little X Cut die as is the rosette die.  I've handwritten the sentiments and used a cocktail stick to add the Happy and Birthday arrows.



I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday:  Birthday
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Fab n Funky:  Happy
Little Red Wagon:  Boys / Men
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Frame It
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch 126 used

Friday, 12 January 2018

Daring Card Makers - Elemental Inspiration

I did a stint at the start of last year as a Guest Designer for Daring Card Makers which I loved so imagine how long it took me to reply when I was asked if I'd like to join the team permanently?!  Not that long, I can tell you!

This is my first 'full time' challenge and as its the first Friday challenge of the month, its an inspiration challenge and the requirement is to use at least three elements from the photo:


I've used papers that I found in my stash when having a clear out and a tidy up over Christmas - they are from the now not available Funky Hand - Now That's Funky cd - Coffee With Pals collection.  I only had small pieces of the printed sheets so had to be creative with what I had!

I've used handles from a Primark bag plus coloured offcuts of card with Promarkers so the die cut flowers would match the colour pallet.  The charm is from my stash along with the half white pearls and I've used a Cuttlebug die for the lettering.



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

Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times:  Flowers
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday
Double D Challenges:  Birthday
Simon Says Wednesday:  Patterned Paper

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 2 - Blog Candy!

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

Anything Goes

I've used an image that I bought from Etsy some time ago as I liked the vintage theme and coloured it up with Promarkers.  The papers are Echo Park from my stash and went well with the vintage look of the image.  I also found some lovely ribbon in my stash then added the cute cupcake charm again from my stash.


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

4 Crafty Chicks:  No Blue
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Stitching
Crafterholics R Us:  Patterned Paper
Frilly and Funkie:  Three Is Not A Crowd (three papers)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Winnie Unicorn!

Another make using the Winnie dies from Polkadoodles! This time I've made Winnie Ballerina into a little unicorn!  I coloured her hair with watercolour pencils and added a little sparkly tail and horn (you just can't see the sparkle too well in the photo).

I used the paper pack for her dress layers plus the sentiment is taken from the Ula Be A Unicorn digi.

I've distressed the edge of the background paper which I found in my stash (I had a clear out / tidy up over Christmas) and I've coloured the sentiment strip with coloured pencils.  Embroidery thread and unicorn charm are from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:  Sketch followed
Crafty Challenges:  Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

70's Beer

Quick retro card from me today using Dr Digi goodies - Pint Glass which I've coloured with Promarkers, plus a sentiment from the Beer Sentiments Sheet and papers from Bloomin' 70's set.


I've added a faux stitched border with a black fine liner pen, handwrote the sentiment and added a button from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Inspire, Create Challenge:  Sketch followed
Dream Valley Challenges:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafting Circle:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Peachy Winnie

Here is another Polkadoodle Winnie make!  I've used the Winnie Chic die cutting set for the main body, dress and gift plus flowers, for the hair I've used Miss Winnie set.

I've used papers from the bumper paper pack plus added half pearls from my stash.  The circles are from the Stitched and Pierced Nesting dies set.  The phrase is a D'sire die cut.


I'd like to enter the following:

Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Sketch followed
A Gem of a Challenge:  Happy Anything
Allsorts Challenge:  Something New (new dies)
Crafter's Castle:  Anything Goes
Crafty Friends:  For a Girl or Lady

Friday, 5 January 2018

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Thank You

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the DT have been given

Thank You

As their theme.  I've used these really pretty acrylic stamps from Stampin' Unicorn (Polkadoodles stocks their products) - Tall and Elegant.  I've stamped the image directly on to some off cuts of card stock and then coloured them with Aquamarkers plus added some glass embellishments to the flowers.


The papers are all from the Stampin' Unicorn Butterfly Dreams 6x6 paper pad and I've used a Thank You stamp that I found in my stash to finish off the cards.

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

Art Impressions Stamps:  Anything Goes
As You Like It:  Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times:  Flowers

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 1 - Polkadoodles

Time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used the fabulous Work and Play 4.  The brick paper is from the collection along with the image which I've coloured with Promarkers and I've used my own template for the numbers.

The extras that I've added are die cut words from Clearly Besotted - I created the word Dad from other words - which I've layered up and used offcuts from the large numbers plus added glossy accents to the top.


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

4 Crafty Chicks:  Dies or Punches With a Twist
As You Like It:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 149 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I'm sponsored by Polkadoodles and there is a fab prize on offer!  I've made this cute card using Miss Winnie die set plus additional hair from Winnie Chic die set  All the papers are from my stash and I've added a dotted pattern to her dress with a white gel pen.


Background has been created with a Docrafts embossing folder and a Memory Box die.  Ribbon from my stash.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon:  Winter Wonderland
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Die Cuts
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Lava Lamp

I think this digi from Dr Digi - Lava Lamp (and only 50p) will become a firm favourite of mine!  I've coloured it with Promarkers and used some orange card I found in my stash plus an off cut of card stock for the background - embossing folder is Sizzix.


I've handwritten the sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes

Monday, 1 January 2018

Winnie Ballerina

Sharing another make using the new Winnie dies from Polkadoodles - I've used Winnie Ballerina plus papers from the cardstock pack.  The aperture was cut with the stitched and pierced dies - the inner circle is the next size down and I've edged it with dotted liquid pearls.


As she is a ballerina, I've made her so that she twirls just forgot to take a photo of her reverse side!  Ribbons are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Always Fun Challenges:  Something New (the dies and papers are new!)
Simon Says Stamp:  Something New (the dies and papers are new!)
Use Your Stuff:  Anything Goes
Crafty Friends:  For a Girl or Lady