Monday, 22 May 2017

Spring fling



   The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers for the next fortnight has the theme floral profusion.
   I began my card by embossing a rectangle of Hunkydory's adorable scorable card using the Avery folder from Tattered Lace and matting it onto cream card. The flowers were printed using Tattered Lace's Sweet Serenity Blissful Blooms CD ROM and then cut using the matching dies. The glass bowl was cut from packaging and silver mirri. I arranged the flowers in the bowl and then used wet glue on the lower half of the bowl to attach it to the card so that the top of the flowers are free to move.
   The sentiment was cut using another Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Allsorts - happy birthday
   Crafty Calendar - flowers
   CD Sunday - say it with flowers
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with die cuts
   Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - add flowers
   A Gem of a Challenge - spring fever

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Bright colours


   Time for a new challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids. This time the theme is bright colours and it is being sponsored by:
Paper Nest Dolls who are offering three digis
and
Tonic Studios who are offering eight Drops.



   I have used the paper Nest Dolls digi called  Hippy Emma and coloured it using Promarkers  and Spectrum Noir pens. I cut it out using a Tattered Lace Charisma Frames 1 die and matted it onto bright pink card. I Also mattered the designer paper onto the same colour card before matting it onto white card. The  banner and sentiment were cut using dies from Tattered Lace's stage card die set. The green 'swirl' is a cut off from a Tattered Lace die cut and the butterflies were cut from a scrap of designer paper left over from making Christmas cards.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - girls birthday
   Allsorts - happy birthday
   The Crafter's Cafe - birthday
   Paper Creator's Crafts - bright and bold
   Butterfly - l is for layers and/or colour cream

Friday, 19 May 2017

Pretty polly



   This week over at the QKR Stampede challenge we would like to see things with wings. You can as usual follow the anything goes theme if you wish.
   I matted and layered a piece of blue sky paper left over from a previous project onto black then cream card. I cut a collection of leaves using Tattered Lace rainforest leaves dies, coloured them using Spectrum Noir pens and glued them to the background paper. The main image called parrot (number 24336) I also coloured using Spectrum Noir pens and then fussy cut and attached to the card. Finally I added little postcards to the top right hand corner.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - things with wings
   Ooh La La Creations - something beginning with b (bird)
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with more than two layers
   Seize The Birthday - creatures or animals
   Paper Creator's Craft - bright and bold
   Addicted To Stamps and More - make your mark
   Ike's World - anything goes with fairly flying
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes

Monday, 15 May 2017

Happy gardening


   There is a new anything goes challenge at Crafting From the Heart today so do come and join in.
   My main image used a Tatty Twinkles stamp called gardening makes you happy. After colouring it using Promarkers I cut it out using a Tattered Lace essential byzantine die and matted it onto green core'dinations cardstock which was also cut out using a byzantine die.
   I used Tattered Lace's essentials byzantine lattice die to emboss white card which I then matted and layered onto green core'dinations cardstock and white card.
   The flower pots were stamp using a stamp from Jayne Nestorento's Cute Companions In the Garden set and coloured using Promarkers. I cut a slit in two of them and made a stack of three pots. The bird was created using a stamp form the same set. Also from the same set of stamps was the sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - dies and punches
   Brown Sugar - embossing
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with die cuts
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - one for the ladies/mother's day
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Kitty Bee Designs - anything goes with for mum
   Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Do-Al(l) Creative - let your heart speak
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with mother's day
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Pattie's Creations Designs - for the girls

Saturday, 13 May 2017

She loves me, she loves me not



   I began by covering white card with daisy patterned printed paper I have had in my stash for some time. After decoupaging the House Mouse image I matted and layered it onto pink mulberry paper and gold card and tied a satin ribbon which I had coloured using Promarkers round the lower part of the card. This was then attached to the backing paper.
   I used the Tattered Lace chamomile spray die to create the bouquet of flowers, doubling up on the flower heads and adding extra flowers to the spray. Promarkers were used to colour the spray of flowers.
   Using a Tattered Lace ornamental with love die I cut the sentiment twice, colouring each cut piece with a different colour so that when one was placed on top of the other a dropped shadow could be formed.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dies R Us - flowers
   Crafty Friends - cute
   Creative Inspirations - blooms and bows
   Cute Card Thursday - dies and punches
   House Mouse and Friends - summertime
   Crafty Calendar - flowers
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - card
   Seize the Birthday - creatures or animals
   Make My Monday - May flowers

Friday, 12 May 2017

Graduation



   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist graduation.
   I designed the background paper using the computer and matted and layered it onto black and then white card. The Eureka image called cap (number 18901) was coloured using Promarkers, fussy cut and attached using foam pads.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - clean and simple
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
   Crafting When We Can - clean and simple

Stars and stripes


   The Scrapping 4 Fun challenge which begins today has the theme of ladies and the sponsor is Sheep Ski Designs. I have been lucky enough to have been asked to be a guest designer for this challenge and this card is what I came up with.
   The striped paper and the star strip were created using the My Craft Studio graphic program. I wrapped red tape round the striped paper either side of the star strip before attaching it to white card. The window was cut down from a Tattered Lace die cut and I attached acetate from packaging behind the frames. I then attached a clip art picture behind the whole window and attached it to the card. The lady was cut from white card using the Tattered Lace die called Lauren out for a stroll and I coloured it using Promarkers. Finally I attached a computer generated sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - dies and punches
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional mirri card
   The Crafter's Cafe - feminine
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   4 Crafty Chicks - celebrate women
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   The East Wind - celebrate the women
   Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes