Monday, 20 February 2017

Love birds

   A new challenge begins today at Crafting From the Heart with the usual anything goes theme. This time it is being sponsored by






   I began by attaching squares of textured paper to opposite corners of white textured core'dinations cardstock and wrapping narrow ribbon round the two corners. I then matted this onto white card.
   The image from Ppinky Dolls called love in the air was coloured using Spectrum Noir pens. efore matting this onto textured white core'dinations cardstock I dusted the edges using distress inks. After attaching it to the card I added Liquid Pearls to the berries and bows to the ribbons.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - no patterned paper
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Whoopsi Daisy - love/romance
   Allsorts - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - love is in the air
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - favourite colour combination
   Scrapping 4 Fun - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   Glitter n Sparkle - ribbon or lace
   The Cutie Pie - simply love
   The Paper Shelter - be my valentine
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with ribbon or twine
   Paper Creator's Crafts - love is in the air
   Scrapper's Delight - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   House of Cards - love theme and/or colours
   As You Like It - favourite (ribbon because of the variety of available colours)
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - favourite colour combination
   That's Crafty - I heart you
   The East Wind - love and romance
   Ike's World - anything goes with nature
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   Make My Monday - birds

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Spring bunny

   Send A Smile 4 Kids has a new challenge beginning today the theme of which is Easter or spring. It is being sponsored by 
Bugaboo who are offering 4 digis
and 
Tonic Studios who are offering 8 drops.



   I have used Bugaboo's digi called garden bunny which I coloured using Promarkers. I then matted and layered it onto shiny paper and white card. I cut a circle in the centre of paper that I had printed several years ago and matted this on top to form a frame. Finally I added black peel off words to form a sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Allsorts - anything goes
   Digi Designs - include an animal
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Sweet Stampin' - flowers
   Open Minded Crafting - flowering in February
   Ike's World - anything goes with nature
   Sweet Stampers - add a sentiment

Friday, 17 February 2017

Roses



   This week the challenge at QKR Stampede has the optional twist of adding bling or sparkle.
   I have used the digi image roses (number 23301) and after colouring it using Promarkers I matted it onto pale brown card. Using the largest Tattered Lace lacy layers square I cut a frame from silver glitter card and attached it to the brown card. I added three rows of narrow satin ribbon to each of the lower corners and then added the bows and sentiment. Finally I attached the whole to a blank card base.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - die cuts
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - no patterned paper
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - heart and/or flowers
   Incy Wincy Designs - love
   Scrapping 4 Fun - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with ribbon or twine
   Kitty Bee Designs - colour challenge
   Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - fantastic florals
   Make My Monday - shimmer and shine
   Open Minded Crafting - flowering in February
   Ike's World - anything goes with nature

Penguin



   This fortnight the theme for the Creative Corner challenge is winter wonderland.
   My son is a huge fan of penguins so I have made this card for him for next Christmas! I matted paper from my stash onto black and then white card. After decoupaging the image using several pages from Hunkydory's Little Book of Winter Wonderland I matted it onto black card and attached it to the card at a jaunty angle. I then added a sentiment.


   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes with cute
   Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - anything Christmas
   ABC Christmas - c is for creatures, d is for dimension
   Do Al(l) Kreatives - winter time

Monday, 13 February 2017

Coffee time



   Another challenge begins at Crafty Cardmakers today. This time we would like you to add some texture to your project.
   I have used a favourite Tatty Twinkles stamp called Coffee with friends. I paper pieced the chair back, Tatty's clothes and the table using varying textured papers. The non paper pieced parts were coloured using Promarkers and I added Liquid Pearls to the flower centre. I used handmade paper to frame the image.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - friends, love,wedding, romance
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Crazy 4 - food/dining and use some red
   Everybody Art - for girls only or valentine
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
   Penny Black and More - use your favourite stamp

Friday, 10 February 2017

Snowy cabin



   This week the QKR Stampede challenge has the theme anything goes with the twist of embossing of any kind. I decided to make a start on my Christmas cards and used the digi image snowy cabin (number 13807) colouring it using Promarkers and Stickles.
   The frame was made from core'dinations cardstock embossed with fir trees and then sanded. Before attaching it to the image I wrapped green ribbon round the lower edge and added a bow.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - clean and simple
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes with add some ribbon
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - anything goes
   Catch The Bug - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - clean and simple
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   As You Like It - favourite ribbon because there are so many colours and types from which to choose
   Christmas At Sweet Stampin'  - anything goes
   Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes

Monday, 6 February 2017

Recuperating

   The challenge starting today at Crafting From the Heart is being sponsored by


As always the theme is anything goes.


   I have used a digi from Dr Digi called recuperating Rita and coloured it using Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. I then matted and layered it onto black card and then white card. I then added a sentiment. 

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Catch The Bug - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - clean and simple
   Addicted To Stamps And More - make your mark
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes