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