Friday, 23 September 2016

The artist



   The theme for this weeks challenge at QKR Stampede is embossing.
I used embossed core'dinations card for my background, sanding it before I matted it onto white card. The image is Artist Bear (number 14409) which I coloured using Promarkers and cut out before attaching it to the card. I added Glossy Accents to the bear's nose and to the paint on the palate and used a silver gel pen on the collar of the paint brush.
   Finally I added a sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - birthdays
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
   Animal Friends - animals with fur
   Crafty Gals Corner - critters
   Through the Purple Haze - furry friends

Monday, 19 September 2016

Autumn



   The theme for the latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is autumn. I chose to use one of the decoupage sheets from Jayne Netley Mayhew's Autumn collection as it reminds me of the crab apple tree I have in my garden and to incorporate it in an easel card.
   I have lots of scarps of printed papers in my stash and I used two pieces of these on the base of the easel. I joined the two pieces together and wrapped ribbon round round the join before matting it onto core'dinations cardstock and fixing it to the base of the card. The ribbon also acted as part of the stop for the easel.
    I also matted the decoupaged design onto the same coloured core'dinations cardstock before fixing it to the easel part of the card. Lastly I added a sentiment matted again onto core'dinations cardstock and attached this to the ribbon. A further sentiment was added to the corner of the base of the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Incy Wincy Designs - things that fly
   Fab 'n' Funky - go outside
   Inky Chicks - fairies and/or wings
   Pile It On - autumn colours/theme
   Make My Monday - autumn colours
   Creative Moments - anything goes with fall colours

It's your birthday

   Another Monday and the start of another challenge at Crafting From the Heart. This week it is being sponsored by



 
   I used All Dressed Up's digi image 'Smile it's your birthday' and after colouring it using Promarkers I cut it out using a notched square die from Tattered Lace. I then matted and layered it onto blue centura pearl and then white card.
   Using Tattered Lace's melded celebration die I cut the parcels, balloons and stars from centura pearl paper and glued them to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - balloons
   Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - female birthday

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Cat nap

   A new challenge is starting today at Send A Smile 4 Kids with the theme of fall colours. We do hope you will join in. It is being sponsored by :
Sami Stamps who are offering  a $12 gift certificate 
and 
Kitchen Sink Stamps who are offering a $25 gift certificate.



   My digi image is from Sami Stamps and is called Feather Nap.I added a little colour to it using Promarkers and then cut it out using a Spellbinders die and matted it onto mirri card which had been cut out using a Spellbinders petite scalloped circle.
   The background paper was printed using My Craft Studio's CD ROM Little Miracles having first altered the colours. This I matted and layered onto mirri card and white card.
   The acorn embellishment is from two different coloured mirri card and was cut out using a die from Tattered Lace's winter floral set. I also used Tattered Lace dies to cut out the sentiment from mirri card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   CD Sunday - shades of autumn
   Addicted to Stamps - trees/branches and/or leaves
   Seize the Birthday - frames
   Creative Moments - anything goes with fall colours
   Make My Monday - autumn colours

Friday, 16 September 2016

Magic Card



   The challenge at QKR Stampede this week has the theme of anything goes, so come over and show us your creations.
   This is the front of my card for which I used the image called Magic card (number 16406). I coloured the main character using Promarkers and used glitter gel pen for the surrounding stars.I then cut out the right hand side of the image and matted it onto white folded card which I then cut round to match the cut image.
 


   For the inside of my card I used the image called One Year Older ( number 16401) but before printing it I removed the words, flipped the character and then replaced the words. I also made it the same size as the front image. I then completed it as for the front of the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - no squares or rectangles
   Ooh La La Creations - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - birthdays
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Pennys Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   The Stamping Boutique - for a child
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes

The main attraction



   Scrapper's Delights have many lovely digi images and once a fortnight they hold a Friday Freebie progressive challenge on facebook. This time the freebie is a set of sentiments.
   I created the background on the computer and after printing it matted and layered it onto black and then white card. The central image is a combination of two images from Scrapper's Delights - Circus Pony Bethany and Circus-Tipsy-Turvy. I coloured both using Promarkers and fussy cut them. The later I then cut into three pieces and arranged on the pony so that she appeared to be riding it. I matted the combination onto black card  and cut round it leaving a narrow margin.
   I cut a star from black card and attached this to the left hand top corner of the card. Across this I glued a sentiment from Scrapper's Delight having first coloured it using Promarkers.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Addicted To Stamps And More - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - freestyle

Autumn dog


   This week we would like you not to use any patterned paper in your entry for the challenge at Creative Corner.
   I began by matting green card onto white card. I then made up the image from one of Jayne Netley Mayhew's Autumn collection of decoupage sheets. Next I cut three squares of different coloured core'dinations cardstock and along with the decoupage image arranged them one on top of one another in a cascading formation. Finally I finished the card with two sets of three card candi which matched the core'dinations cardstock.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Boots - all squared up
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Animal Friends - animals with fur
   Make My Monday - autumn colours
   Creative Moments - anything goes with fall colours