Friday, 30 December 2016

Feeding the birds



   Snowmen or snowflakes is the theme this week at QKR Stampede.
   I kept my card simple as Christmas had suddenly crept up on me and I still had many cards to make. I used the image feeding he birds (number 10501) and coloured it using Promarkers. After matting it onto green card I added a sentiment using green peel off letters and some silver snowflakes.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - Christmas
   The Cutie Pie - a day in the snow
   Crafty Boots - winter wonderland
   Imagine That - joys of the season
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything  Christmas
   CAS-ual Fridays - Celebrations
   Crafty Creations - any holiday
   That's Crafty - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with Christmas

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Masculine best wishes



   The start of new year sees the birthdays of quite a few of my male relatives. This is the first card of the batch. I matted paper from my stash onto black and then white card after which i added a border using a strip from another paper. The picture is cut down from one of the designs in Hunkydory's Little Book of planes, trains and automobiles and was also matted onto black card before attaching.
   The greeting was cut from black card using the Tattered Lace ornamental best wishes die and removing all the 'extras'. Finally I added three black card candi.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   The Crazy Challenge - everything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Friday, 23 December 2016

Santa



   The theme for the challenge at QKR Stampede is Santa. This image of tangled Santa (number 16402) made me laugh. I coloured him using Promarkers and then fussy cut him out and pasted him onto black card as I felt this made the image stand out more. After rounding the corners using a punch I matted it onto white card, paper from a pad called Berry Merry by Jennifer Ellory and then white card. Using a tattered Lace die I cut two lightbulb garlands, coloured them using Promarkers and attached them to the card.

   I wish to enter this into the following challenges:
   Passion For Promarkers - Christmas-use dies/punches
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - cute or anything goes
   Christmas Cards All the Year Round - anything Christmas
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Creatalicious - anything goes with Christmas
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - here comes the holidays
   Inky Chicks - Christmas card in traditional colours
   Art By Miran - anything goes
   Pile It On - any holiday/celebration
   C.R.A.F.T. - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - party time
   Imagine That - joys of the season
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything Christmas
   Crafty Creations - any holiday
   That's Crafty - anything goes
   Alphabet - u is for use something red

Friday, 16 December 2016

Shepherd



   Christmas cards is this weeks theme at QKR Stampede. I matted a square cut from packaging onto white card and then added textured green paper to the lower half. The shepherd image is number 8714 and I fussy cut it out after colouring it using Promarkers. I finished the card with a star embellishment taken from an old Christmas card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - Christmas time
   Christmas Cards All The Year Round - anything Christmas
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Crafty Boots - Christmas
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Doodle Pantry - anything goes
   Pile It On - any holiday/celebration
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with Christmas
   C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - Christmas
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything Christmas
   Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes

Birthday word search



   Celebrate! is the theme for the new challenge at Creative Corner and it is being sponsored by Bugaboo. After all the Christmas cards made lately I thought I would make a birthday card. I used Bugaboo's digi image called Word search brat birthday girl colouring it using Promarkers in the main. I used glitter gel pens on the cake cases and added Glossy Accents to the cherries. After matting it onto red card I attached some random letters cut from two different coloured card using Tattered Lace dies.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - birthday
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   Pile It On - any holiday/celebration

Monday, 12 December 2016

Little donkey



  Non traditional Christmas is the theme at Crafty Cardmakers so I chose to use the non traditional colours of blue and grey-brown for my card. Both papers and topper were printed using the CD ROM 'Once upon a Christmas' from Creative Crafting World and I matted each onto core'dinations cardstock. The holly swirls were also cut from core'dinations cardstock using a Tattered Lace die. I finished my card with the peel off sentiment 'Peace on earth.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - Christmas
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - grey or silver
   Crafty Calendar - Christmas time
   CD Sunday - t'was the night before Christmas
   Winter Wonderland - frame it or night scene
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Kitty Bee Designs - Christmas
   Crafty Girlz - anything goes
   Animal Friends - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Winter window

   This week the challenge at Crafting From the Heart is being sponsored by


and as usual it is an anything goes theme.


   I have used one of Beccy's Place seasonal windows digis and added a computer generated sentiment. I coloured it using Promarkers and after adding Stickles to the snow on the branches and window panes I matted and layered it onto grey and then white card.
   The little bird on the window sill was cut using the Tattered Lace die oriental blue bird and I used the Tattered Lace die festive robin to cut the robin in the foreground. Both were coloured using Promarkers and attached to the card using glue gel.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas Creations
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - use dies/punches
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas/ winter holidays
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - grey or silver
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   4 Crafty Chicks - no patterned paper
   Crafty Boots - Christmas
   Pile It On - any holiday/celebration
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with Christmas
   C.R.A.F.T. - winter
   Pattie's Creations Design - winter or Christmas
   Beccy's Place - anything goes


Saturday, 10 December 2016

Christmas robin



   I have many birds, including robins, in my garden and from my kitchen window I watch them picking at the berries on my neighbours holly tree so I could not resist this Fluffy robin Tattered Lace charisma die and the accompanying CD ROM.
   I matted the more colourful of the papers onto brown core'dinations cardstock and then white card. The more muted paper I cut into a circle using a Spellbinders die and matted it onto core'dinations cardstock which had been cut out using a scalloped circle die. From white card I cut a spray using a Tattered Lace holly swirl die and coloured it using Promarkers. I then decoupaged the fluffy robin and positioned him on the spray. Finally I added peel off letters in the scallops to form my greeting.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - merry Christmas
   Dream Valley - Christmas
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Passion for Promarkers - use dies/punches
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Creatalicious - anything goes with traditional Christmas colours
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Kitty Bee Designs - Christmas
   Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas

Friday, 9 December 2016

Stockings



   This week the QKR Stampede challenge would like you to use non traditional Christmas colors, so I have used browns and greys and tried to create a look of the late 40's.
   The image is called Stockings hung (number 9003) and after colouring it using Promarkers I cut it out and using foam pads matted and layered it onto paper (which I thought looked like old-fashioned wallpaper) from my stash, core'dinations cardstock and white card. I then found some waste from a peel off greeting, matted it onto mirri card and positioned it over the fireplace where perhaps a mirror or picture would have been placed.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - merry Christmas
   ABC - u is for unconventional
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes with vintage
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Christmas Cards All the year Round - anything christmas/holiday
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Crafty Boots - Christmas
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration destination - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - here come the holidays
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with Christmas
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - masculine

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Joy



   Here is my second card as a DT member of Dragonfly Dreams for this months challenge entitled Christmas.
   I matted Kaisercraft Paper onto green card and then white card. From white card I cut out the nativity scene using a die from Cottage Cutz and attached this to the bottom left hand corner. I coloured the Christmas wreath from Fred She Said using Promarkers, added glitter to the fur branches and cut it out using a Spellbinders classic scalloped circle die. Before attaching it to the card I matted it onto green card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas and/or birthday
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Christmas Cards All the Year Round - anything Christmas
   Dragon's Lair Designs - Christmas wishes
   Digi Designs - traditional Christmas colours
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Glitter n Sparkle - traditional Christmas colours
   Creatalicious - anything goes with traditional Christmas colours
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - anything Christmas
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Pair of robins



   The theme for this month's challenge at Dragonfly Dreams is Christmas and it is being sponsored by Fred She Said.
   After colouring the image Pair of robins from Fred She Said I embossed the card using Sheena Douglas' festive embossing folder. I then rubbed distress ink gently over the embossed area before matting and layering it onto orange core'dinations cardstock and green card. I then added glitter to the holly leaves, Glossy Accents to the birds eyes, a double bow and a peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - merry Christmas
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Animal Friends - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
   My Crafting Stories - Christmas
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - Christmas time
   Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
   Sparkle n Sprinkle - anything goes

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Let's go skating

   The challenge this fortnight at Send A Smile 4 Kids has the theme winter fun for kids. As usual there are two generous sponsors:
Dollar Graphics Depot who are offering a$15 gift certificate 
and
Dies R Us who are also offering a $15 gift certificate 



   I have used coloured images from Dollar Graphics Depot's  skating penguins set to print a scene which I then cut out and attached to a white card base. I printed the two penguins again separately, fussy cut them out and decoupaged them to the scene.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
   Animal Friends - anything goes
 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas tag



   For the QKR Stampede challenge this week you are being asked to make a Christmas tag.
   I created my tag by simply using a Tattered Lace half circle die at one end of a rectangle and a hole punch. The image is number 19603 and is called pine cone accent. I coloured it using Promarkers and added glitter to the foliage. I then matted it onto dark green card and stuck a peel off sentiment strip in a half semi-circle around the image. I added two strips of ribbon (one green and one grey) for the tag tie.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   My Crafting Stories - Christmas
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Addicted to Stamps - die cuts and/or punches
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - glitter
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
 

All is bright



   MKH is sponsoring this week's challenge at Creative Corner the theme of which is retro/vintage Christmas.
   The background nativity scene was printed using Once Upon A Christmas CD ROM from Creative Crafting World.
   The left hand border was made using the digi image Christmas candle from MHK Designs. I coloured the candles and greenery using Promarkers, the baubles using Sakura gel pens, used liquid pearls for the berries on the foliage and foiled the lines around the flames. After using distress ink on the background I attached it to the nativity scene and wrapped narrow ribbon along the border edge before matting the whole onto cream card. I then attached the sentiment, also from MHK, and outlined the edges using black peel off strips.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   My Crafting Stories - Christmas
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas and/or birthday
   Christmas Cards All the Year Round - anything goes
   Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
   Ribbon Girl - any image
   Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - Christmas
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Pattie's Creations Design - Christmas or winter
   Crafty Creations - Christmas
   Open Minded Crafting - Christmas


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Bearing gifts



   I cut the lower edge of the bauble paper by Jennifer Ellory using a Tattered Lace pearl border die and matted it onto a square of paper from We R Memory Keepers. I then attached a strip of narrow ribbon at the lower edge and matted the whole onto white card.
   The digi image is from Art By Barb and is called Bearing gifts. After colouring it using Promarkers and a silver gel pen I cut it out using a Tattered Lace pearl rectangle die. The red and gold crackers which I arranged at the base of the image were cut from another Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - Christmas creations
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - anything Christmas
   Addicted to Stamps - die cuts and/or punches
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   The Paper Shelter - a Christmas card
   Art By Miran - anything goes
   Pile It On - two patterns
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Open Minded Crafting - Christmas

Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas crackers



   The theme for the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is anything but a card.
   Using the computer I arranged designer papers from the My Craft Studio CD ROMs Winter Wonderland and Winter Celebrations to fit in with the size of a Tonic Studios cracker die. After making up the crackers I decorated them with a poinsettia cut using dies from Tattered Lace.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Cute Card Thursday - tag, ornament or bauble
   Allsorts - anything Christmas
   Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
   Pile It On - two Patterns (each cracker is the amalgamation of two different papers)
   C.R.A.F.T. - not a card
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas to die for
 

Walkies

   This week the challenge at Crafting From the Heart is being sponsored by 





   I used their image called Winnie walkies and placed it in a frame before printing it out and colouring it using Promarkers.
   I added a strip of paw print paper to the bottom of textured checked paper and wrapped ribbon around the edge of the printed paper. I then matted the combination onto white card and outlined the edges with gold edged mauve peel off strips. After attaching the image to the card I added a bow and a sentiment. Finally I added a small pearl to the centre of the hair fastener and two large pearls to the sentiment strip.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - birthday
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Pile It On - two patterns
   Pattie's Creations Design - birthday
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   Eclectic Ellapu - anything with a bow
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - 3 favorite colours (purple, green and grey)

Friday, 25 November 2016

Sing a new song



   This week the QKR Stampede challenge has the theme of angels. As a change I decided to make a circle stepper card using dies from Tattered Lace.
   I matted music design paper from Kaisercraft onto pink card and attached satin edged yellow organza ribbon over pink satin ribbon to this before matting onto the stepper card.
   I coloured the image carolling (number 7304) using Promarkers. After cutting it out using a Tattered Lace oval die I ran a Promarker pen around the edge before matting it onto pink oval card. I then attached it to the stepper using foam pads and added a yellow organza bow.
   I also matted the sentiment 'A new song' (number 16311) onto the design paper and pink card before fixing it to the stepper card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   The Crazy Challenge - getting ready for Christmas
   The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas comes early
   Addicted to Stamps - die cuts and/or punches
   Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   Fab 'n' Funky - things with wings
   Crafting By Designs - get ready for Christmas
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas to die for
   Crafty Creations - Christmas

Monday, 21 November 2016

Birthday wishes



   As a change from square or rectangular cards I have tried my hand at making an oval card by placing an oval die over the folded edge.
   The image called Honey Anime 2 from Scrapper's Delight was coloured using Promarkers. Using oval dies I cut it out and matted and layered it onto two sheets of design paper from THe English Paper Company's Siesta Collection, dark blue core'dinations cardstock and white card. I then found that the card would not stay upright (I should have realised that!) so I attached a rectangular strip to the base of the card front and used this for my peel off wishes. Finally I added two card candi to this strip.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Whoopsi Daisy - lots of layers
   Scrapper's Delights - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Squirrel's Random - one colour + skin/hair
   Sweet Stampin - birthday
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   The East Wind - Oh so shapely

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Fairy wishes



   There is a new challenge beginning today at Send A Smile 4 Kids with the theme of anything goes. It is being sponsored as usual by two generous sponsors:
All Dressed Up who are giving 2 digis to their winner
and
Bugaboo who are giving 7 digis to their winner.
 
   I have used the digi called Fairy Flowers from All Dressed Up, colouring it using Promarkers and then matting it onto core'dinations cardstock. The designer paper, sentiment and the border round it were all printed using Docraft CD ROMS and again were matted onto core'dinations cardstock. The butterfly was cut using one of the dies from Spellbinders flying beauties set. I used Liquid Pearls for it's body, the spots on the wings and the trail.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Whoopsi Daisy - lots of layers
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Crafty Boots - things with wings
   Creatalicious - - anything goes with a sentiment
   Fab 'n' Funky - digi girls or hats
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Doodle Pantry - anything goes
   All Dressed Up - anything goes
   Pattie's Creations Design - birthday
   Sweet Stampin' - birthday
   Art By Miran - anything goes

Friday, 18 November 2016

Thank you


   The theme for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede is give thanks.
   I matted red paper onto white card and on top of this a attached white pearlescent card which I had cut using the Tattered Lace die autumnal country house. I coloured the roses on it pink using Promarkers and cut two more of the larger roses, again colouring them,
   I positioned the digi thank you (number 17407) inside the digi image rose label (number 21005) before printing them out. I coloured the image using Promarkers, fussy cut it and attached it to the card using glue gel. I then attached the two coloured roses which I had prepared earlier.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - thanks
   Crafty Girlz - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with frame it
   Pile It On - thank you
   The Crazy Challenge - thank you card
   My Crafting Stories - thank you
   I Love Promarkers - no patterned papers
   Kitty Bee Designs - thanks

Golden wedding



   The Creative Corner challenge this week has the theme anything goes.
   I was asked at short notice to make a card for a golden wedding and this is what I came up with. The person was obviously pleased with it because they asked me to make a second one for another golden wedding!
   I matted cream pearlescent card onto white card and outlined it using gold peel off strips. Using more of the pearlescent card I cut a heart using a Tattered Lace die and matted it onto gold mirri card which I had cut using a Tattered Lace pearl pin dot heart die. The sentiment inside the heart was created using gold peel off words and the names were made from gold peel off letters.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with use a sentiment

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Mistletoe kitty



   My step daughter and her family have a black cat so I thought this would make a suitable Christmas card for them. The digi image called Mistletoe kitty is from Imagine That and I coloured it using Promarkers, adding Liquid Pearls to the mistletoe berries and kitty's nose and frosting to the hat trim. The sentiment was also from Imagine That. After matting and layering it onto design paper from Kaisercraft and white card I added  several pieces of white card cut using a Christmas florals holly die from Tattered Lace down the left hand side of the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - for someone special
   Cute Card Thursday - Christmas/holidays
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - Christmas is coming
   Allsorts - feature a creature
   The Crafter's Cafe - Christmas comes early
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas critters
   Imagine That - Christmas is coming
   Sparkle n Sprinkle - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - Christmas
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin - anything goes
   Beccy's Place - holiday cards
   Crafty Creations - animals
   Open Minded Crafting - Christmas

Monday, 14 November 2016

Winter wishes



   There is a new challenge beginning today at Crafty Cardmakers. The theme is to use dry or heat embossing.
   I took a sheet from Hunkydory's Little Book of Festive Birdsong and attached it centrally to a 5x7 silver card. I then cut a piece of white pearlescent card slightly smaller than this and embossed it using Sheena Douglas' festive embossing folder. Before attaching it to the card I cut around the inner embossed lines to create an aperture.
   I used a Tattered Lace die to cut 'winter wishes' from both black card and pale blue pearlescent card and attached them to the card with the black sentiment underneath and slightly to the side of the pearlescent one to create a shadow effect.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Allsorts - feature a creature
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty sentiments Designs - winter
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   Crafty Boots - things with wings
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - winter wonderland
   C.R.A.F.T. - winter
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   ABC Christmas - w is for wishes

Birdhouse bear

   This week the challenge at Crafting from the Heart is being sponsored by


   As usual the theme is anything goes. I have used birdhouse bear for my card colouring it using Promarkers. I ran a black promarker pen around the edges before matting it onto white card. The Happy Christmas sentiment was computer generated.




   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - cute animals
   Allsorts - feature a creature
   Digi Designs - hand coloured image
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas
   The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
   Addicted to Stamps and More - clean and simple
   Imagine That - Christmas is coming
   As You Like It - teddies (because they remind me of childhood)
   Beccy's Place - holiday card

Friday, 11 November 2016

Sleepy owl



   The theme for the challenge this week at QKR Stampede is a touch of gold.
   I began by matting gold metallic paper onto white card. Once I had printed out the sleepy owl digi image (number 13706) I cut out the moon and the stars and then coloured the background using distress ink. I coloured the owl using Promarkers. I then matted it onto the gold paper and added a gold peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - add something metallic
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - cute animals
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Boots - things with wings
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - use a sentiment
   Crafty Creations - animals
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Have a magical day



   This month's theme at Dragonfly Dreams is autumnal colours and it is being sponsored by All Dressed Up.
   I used their digi called Magical day and after colouring it using Promarkers I cut it out using  the Hardwick scallop circle die from Tattered Lace. I then threaded organza ribbon through alternate holes round the edge. The design was then matted and layered onto paper showing autumn leaves printed using My Craft Studio's CD ROM Little Miracles, dark green core'dinations cardstock, yellow (although it looks orange in the photo) embossed cardstock and finally white card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - autumn colours
   Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon or lace
   Digi Designs - hand coloured image
   The Ribbon Girl - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Kitty Bee Designs - fall colours
   All Dressed Up - anything goes
   Alphabet - r is for recipe ( ribbon, digi, die cut)

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Deep Snow

   Send A Smile 4 Kids has a new challenge beginning today with the theme happy holiday. It is being sponsored by:-
Crackerbox Palace who are offering 3 digis 
and
Die-Versions who are offering a$15 gift certificate to their winner.



   I have used the digi Deep Snow from Crackerbox Palace and coloured the penguin using Promarkers. I coloured the laying snow using various colours of Stickles and I used Fluffy Stuff with a touch of Liquid Pearls for the falling snow. before matting and layering onto two shades of blue card  and then white card I dusted the top edge of the design using distress ink. Finally I coloured a peel off sentiment and attached it to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Catch the Bug - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - card for a child
   Paper Creator's Crafts - anything goe
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with the colour orange
   Imagine That - Christmas is coming
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - glitter and sparkle

Friday, 4 November 2016

Splatters



   The theme for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede is splatters and sprays.I used the paint puppy digi (number 14617) and added a few splats to the background with the red Promarker pen. The sentiment is digi number 15016 and is called All dogs. After matting the design onto white card I outlined it using silver peel off strips.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Fab 'n' Funky - animals
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Good luck



   The theme for this week's challenge at Creative Corner is encouragement.
   I printed a sunflower design onto pearlescent paper and matted it onto gold mirri card after which I tied a satin ribbon round the lower edge before matting it onto white card. The main image is made up from a decoupage sheet from David Wolversons's flower set from Joanna Sheen. I then added a double bow made using the satin ribbon and also yellow organza ribbon.
   (Alas because of all the shine the photograph does not do justice to the card.)

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Eclectic Ellapu - anything with a bow

Monday, 31 October 2016

Cottage garden



   The theme for the new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is 'explosion of colour'. I immediately thought of a garden when all the flowers are in bloom so I have made a card using a sheet from Howard Robinson's decoupage set from Joanna Sheen. After making up the decoupage I matted it onto pink core'dinations cardstock. The background paper was printed using My Craft Studio's CD ROM called Bloomin' Perfect and this was matted and layered onto core'dinations cardstock and white card. The greeting was cut using Tattered Lace sentiment dies. Each word was cut twice - one in black and one in green - and attached to give a shadow effect.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - birthday
   Crafty Girlz - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Warmest wishes

   This week's challenge at Crafting From the Heart is being sponsored by
Oddball Art





   I used their digi called vegan chilli bowl and coloured it using Promarkers. I cut it out using a Spellbinders circle die and matted it onto core'dinations cardstock which I had cut using a Spellbinders classic scalloped circle die.
   The paper which I had in my stash was matted onto paler core'dinations cardstock and then onto white card. The sentiment was made from brown and orange core'dinations cardstock which had been cut using letters from Tattered Lace's elegant alphabet set of dies. The letters were arranged to mimic the steam trails and the orange ones were placed on top of the brown ones to create a shadow effect. Finally I coloured three card candi and attached these to the top right hand corner of the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with the colour orange
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Let's Party



   I used three different textured papers (orange mulberry, paler  crinkled and white lacy) which I have had in my stash for several years cutting them to different widths and layering them onto white card. i then attached black peel off strips to the borders. The digi image called Honey Anime 4 is from Scrapper's Delights and after colouring using Promarkers I fussy cut it and attached it to the card using glue gel. The letters for the sentiment were cut from black card using Tattered Lace's elegant alphabet set.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - one for the girls
   Creative Inspirations - halloween/fall
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps - lots of layers
   Creatalicious -anything goes with halloween
   Scrapper's Delights - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with the colour orange
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Craft Your Passion - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes

Friday, 28 October 2016

Moonlight spell



   This week's theme at QKR Stampede is halloween.
   I began by matting and layering paper from Tattered Lace onto black and then white card. After colouring the QKR Stampede digi called brewing (number 9201) using Promarkers  I fussy cut it and attached it to the design using glue gel.

   I wish to enter this into the following challenges:
   My Crafting Stories - fall/halloween
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspiration - halloween/fall
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - halloween
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Digi Designs - halloween
   Creatalicious - anything goes with halloween
   Fab 'n' Funky - celebrate halloween
   Kitty Bee Designs - halloween
   Inky Chicks - too cute yo spook
   One stitch at a Time  - anything goes with halloween colours
   Make My Monday - I put a spell on you
   That's Crafty - halloween