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

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 152 - 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 had a dig around in my stash (I buy all sorts of things that I can potentially use in the January sales!) and found this wooden jumper which was a Christmas tree decoration.


I've embossed a panel of card with a Sizzix embossing folder and then cut it and the co-ordinating papers - Let It Snow 12 x 12 papers - with a wavy stitched line die.  I've added a bakers twine bow plus a handwritten Sizzix tag and half pearls from my stash.

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

Mix It Up Challenges: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters:  Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Birthday Boy

I treated myself to some new digi stamps the other day from Lily of The Valley as they had an offer on (would be rude not to!)  This one is Oliver - Film Night and I've coloured him with Promarkers plus coloured pencils.

The papers are from my stash and are offcuts from previous projects as I'm trying to use everything up that I have (will take some time!)


The sentiment is an X Cut die along with the smallest star - the larger stars are also X Cut.

I'd like to enter the following:

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch followed
Crafterholics R Us:  Use Red
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper:  Anything Goes with Dies

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rub A Dub Dub

I made this card for a work colleague who had recently got engaged - they both did like the card!  I've used Rub A Dub Dub from Dr Digi, coloured it with Promarkers and used papers from my stash.

The sentiment is a die from Clearly Besotted and I've cut it twice to make it more chunky.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Catz:  Love Is In The Air
Cut It Up:  Layers of Love
Pattie's Creations:  Love Is In The Air
Cute Card Thursday:  Love
Moo Mania:  Love

Monday, 12 February 2018

Simple Hello

A quick card from me today!  Made using left over card from my cousin's wedding 5 years ago - the card is actually two separate paces of card that I've glued together at the left edge.  The Polkadoodles Hello die was cut from one of the embossed invitations that was left over - you can't see the embossed word as I was clever in how I cut the word!


I cut the word three times and then glued them together so its more chunkier.  The half pearls were from my stash - bought a while ago but then put away as they were a bit too teeny for what I needed but worked perfectly this time!

I'd like to enter the following:

Always Fun Challenges:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Clean and Simple
CAS On Friday:  Dies
CASE This Sketch:  Sketch followed (mirror flipped it)

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Pancake Ooopps!

Hello all!  Just hoping that this isn't me on Tuesday, although I've been rather successful in previous years when making pancakes!  I've used Pancake Oopsy digi stamp from Polkadoodles which I've coloured with Promarkers.  Sentiment is from the co-ordinating sentiment pack.

I've added half pearls from my stash plus embroidery thread.  Papers are from the bumper paper pack also from Polkadoodles and I've used an unbranded wavy stitched die for the side panel.


I'd like to enter the following:

Feeling Sketchy:  Sketch followed
Create and Inspire:  Anything Goes
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
Stemplegarten:  Girly

Friday, 9 February 2018

Daring Card Makers - Cozy Home

Time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge!  The theme for this week is

Cozy Home

I've used a fancy X Cut die as the card base and added a smaller cut over the top.  The image has been coloured with watercolours and coloured pencils and its from Tiddly Inks - Dream Home.


The ribbon, bakers twine and key charms are all from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 6 - Oddball Art

Time for a new Colour Crazy challenge, sponsored by Oddball Art with a theme of

Anything Goes 

I've used City of Love image and coloured it with watercolour pencils.  I've layered it onto an off cut of card from my stash and I added a faux running stitch with a black fine liner pen around the edge of the image and card.  Embroidery thread and key charms are from my stash.


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

As you Like It Challenges:  Favourite way to add stitching (mine is with a black fine liner pen)
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Clean and Simple

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Pancake Heaven!

Have you seen the new release images from Polkadoodles?  I've used one of them and here she is - Lil Miss Sugarpops - Pancake Heaven.  I've used Promarkers to colour her up with papers from the bumper pack the added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge of the card.  large half pearls from my stash along with the organza ribbon.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
Cardz 4 Gals:  Think Pink
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Feminine
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Luv U

Quick valentines card made using the Emogeez Luv image from Dr Digi plus spotty papers I found in my stash.  I added the X Cut die hearts with wire and added a faux running stitch around the edges with a black fine liner pen.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Everybody Art:  Circle or Square
Try It On Tuesday's:  Love Is In The Air
Unicorn Challenge:  Valentine / Love
Make My Monday:  Going Round In Circles
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Hearts

Friday, 2 February 2018

Daring Card Makers - Elemental Inspiration

It's Friday so time for another Daring Card Makers challenge!  As its the first Friday of the month it's time for an elemental inspiration and here is the inspiration:


And here is the card I made using the colours, hearts and the flamingo.


I treated myself to a daylight lamp over Christmas and wondered why I never got one before as its given me so much extra time to craft in the evenings especially as its been dark a fair few hours by the time I get home from work in an evening!  And as it happened, this little flamingo die popped into my shopping basket too and as it was only a few pound it was fine!

It's an X Cut die and I've layered the wings and added an eye plus heavily glittered the middle flamingo and added the scarf and boots too.  Each flamingo I coloured with promarkers as I didn't have enough range of pinks in scrap card to use.  The sentiment is handwritten.

The card blank I made especially to fit some envelopes that were originally with a set of Christmas cards that I bought a few years ago in the sales - I buy these just for the envelopes!

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

Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
A2Z Scrapbooking: Red or Pink
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes
Cardz For Glaz:  Think Pink

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Engagement

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

Anything Goes

The DT were challenge with the theme of Engagement.  I've used one of the pre coloured images from Winnie Celebrations collection 1  I printed her directly onto the cardstock and then used a stamp edged die to cut her out.  The sentiment is also from the collection and I've added an organza ribbon bow from my stash plus some hat pins.


And to finish, I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge of the card.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes
Noor Designs:  Celebrate

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 5 - Bugaboo

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I've used Lil Kidz Heart and Elephant Love and Stella 29 Again - all three images that Bugaboo supplied the DT!

For the first card, I've used a combination of Promarkers and coloured pencils plus papers from Kippers Christmas Party, ribbon, charm and embroidery thread are all from my stash.


For the next card, again, coloured with Promarkers and coloured pencils and I've lightly distressed the edges of the papers and image.  Papers I found in my stash when having a clear out so not got a clue where they are form.  The sentiment stamp is from Clearly Besotted.  Waxed cord and charm are from my stash.


For the last card, coloured with Promarkers and coloured pencils.  Again papers I found in my stash plus organza ribbon also from my stash.



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

Girl with Heart
Patties Creations:  Love Is In The Air
Quick Quotes:  Love
Card Mania:  Hearts and Red
Creative With Stamps:  Heart

Elephants 
Brown Sugar:  Valentine
Just Add Ink:  Romance
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Love

29 Again
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafting Circle:  Anything Bugaboo Goes
Crafty Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe:  Humorous
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 151 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've used this cute image from Polkadoodles - Wrapped Up Warm which I've coloured with Promarkers and glitter glue  The image has been cut with the Bubbleicious Frame die and I've used the flowers too - adding seed beads to their centres.


The snowflake charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Fab N Funky:  Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes