Monday, 16 October 2017

Happy halloween



   Halloween is the theme for the challenge this fortnight at Crafty Card Makers.
   I took a sheet from Hunkydory's Little Book of Autumn and matted and layered it onto navy textured paper and white card. I then outlined the edge of the image using orange gold edged peel off strips Using further sheets of the same image I then decoupaged the characters.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - autumn/halloween
   The Crazy Challenge - halloween
   Crafty Calendar - halloween
   Crafty Sentiments - halloween/fall
   Creatalicious - anything goes with halloween
   Paper Creator's Crafts - simply spooky
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - halloween
   That's Crafty - spooky

Sunflower



   As usual the theme for the challenge at Crafting From the Heart is anything goes.
   I used several sheets from Hunkydory's Little Book of Autumn to create a decoupaged image of a sunflower. I then matted and layered this onto several different colours of card. Finally I added Flowersoft to the centre of the flower.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Little Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - orange, brown and green
   Scrapping 4 Fun - autumn colours
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Sparkles - autumn colours

 

Friday, 13 October 2017

Happy birthday pumpkin


 
   This week along with the usual anything goes theme the QKR Stampede challenge has the twist  pumpkins. I decided to make a card for an autumn birthday.
   I wrapped three rows of narrow ribbon around some spotted paper that I had in my stash.and then matted and layered this onto orange followed by white card. The image called thinking was coloured using Promarkers then cut out using an oval die and matted onto another piece of orange card. The pumpkins used as embellishments were cut from a page from Hunkydory's Little Book of Autumn. The sentiment was a black peel off.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - autumn/halloween
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - let's celebrate
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with use ribbon
   Scrapping 4 Fun - autumn colours
   Sweet Stampers - autumn or halloween
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with autumn colours
   The Ribbon Girl - any card
   Glitter n Sparkle - fall/autumn
   4 Crafty Chicks - fall
   Catch the Bug - anything goes
   Seize the Birthday - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with autumn 
   Crazy 4 - a card
   Deep Ocean - colours of autumn
   As You Like It - ribbons or flowers (ribbons as they are less bulky than flowers when sending cards through the post)
   Sparkles - dies and/or punches
   Ike's World - anything goes with autumn
   Alphabet - p is for pumpkins

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Pumpkin fun


   I made an easel card base from white card and matted purple card from Hunkydory onto the base of this. The image from the House Mouse Designs cardmaking celebration collection was also matted onto the same card before attaching to the front of the easel. The three circular stops were also from the same collection. The sentiment which I edged with orange gold edged peel off was from the Creative World of Crafts 'Sentiments from the heart' popper pad.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   House Mouse and Friends - halloween
   Crafty Calendar - halloween
   4 Crafty Chicks - easel card
   Inky Chicks - anything but square
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - halloween
   Animal Friends - autumn/halloween
   Make My Monday - animal antics

 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Contemporary snowman


   The theme for this fortnight's challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids is early holiday wishes. It is being sponsored by
Dollar Graphics Depot who are offering a $15 gift certificate
and
Dies R Us who are also offering a $15 gift certificate



   I have gone for contemporary colours for this Christmas card. I matted paper from Papermania onto gold mirri and then wrapped blue satin ribbon round it before matting onto white card.
   The image from Dollar Graphics Depot is from their Brrr It's Cold set and I coloured it using Promarkers in the main. I used a gold gel pen for the snowflake and Stickles on the snow. After cutting it out using a Spellbinders oval die I matted it onto purple card and then attached it to the card. Using a Tattered Lace die I cut five snowflakes from gold mirri and attached these to the ribbon.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - use dies
   The Crafter's Cafe - die cuts and/or punches
   Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas
   The Ribbon Girl - any card
   Kitty Bee Designs - kiddy cards
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Christmas
   Addicted To Stamps and More - make your mark
   Alphabet - o is for oval

Friday, 6 October 2017

Autumn leaves



   The theme for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede is autumn  leaves along with the usual anything goes.
   I cut an aperture from a piece of square card using a die from Tattered Lace's engaging elements circle frame set. Using the circle die from the same set I cut the leaves and after colouring them using Promarkers attached the around the edg of the aperture.
   The digi is called lady throwing leaves and once this had been coloured, again using Promarkers, I attached it behind the orange card using foam pads. The whole was then matted onto white card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   I Love Promarkers - use dies
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Stamping Sensations - autumn glory
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with CAS
   Digi Designs - autumn
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with autumn colours
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with use orange and brown
   Pattie's Creations Design - shades of autumn
   Sweet Stampin' - autumn
   That's Crafty - forever autumn
   Deep Ocean - colours of autumn
   Sparkles - dies and/or punches

Monday, 2 October 2017

Fancy folds


   This fortnight the theme for the Crafty Card Makers challenge is fancy folds. i have had Tattered Lace's pop and twist card die for some time but have never used it, so I decided it was about time that I did so. The above picture shows the card when closed, using a ribbon to keep it shut. Below is a picture of the open card.


   The images used were taken from Hunkydory's Third Little Book of Flowers and were matted onto paper taken from Hunkydory's Rainbow Radiance paper pad.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - ribbon and/or lace
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - let's celebrate
   The Crafter's Cafe - die cuts and/or punches
   The Ribbon Girl - any card
   In The Pink - flower power
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   

Snowflake owl

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


   The theme as usual is anything goes.


   The digi used here is from 2 Cute Ink and is called snowflake owl. The wording is computer generated. I coloured the image using Promarkers and the letters using Stickles. I used Liquid Pearls for the snow on the branch and letters and on the snowflakes. After matting and layering onto gold mirri and white card I added a bow made from green and red ribbons.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   The Crazy Challenge - add an animal
   Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - animals
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any card
   Crafting By Designs - get ready for Christmas
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin - anything goes
   Crafty Friends - ribbon and lace

Sunday, 1 October 2017

A blustery day


   This month the challenge at Dragonfly Dreams is being sponsored by A Day For Daisies.
   I began by creating a see through leaf pattern design with faded edges and positioned this on top of the A Day For Daisies' digi called blustery day. On the right hand side I computer generated the sentiment. The image was coloured using Promarkers. I matted this card onto black card and attached it to a cream base card at an angle. Three mirri die cut leaves completed my card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - one for the girls
   Stamping Sensations - autumn glory
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with blue, green and brown
   Digi Designs - autumn
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Addicted To Stamps and More - anything goes
   Sweet Stampin' - autumn
   That's Crafty - forever autumn

Friday, 29 September 2017

Cut it up



   The theme for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede is cut it up along with the usual anything goes.
   I have used the digi image cattails (number 11602) and coloured it using Promarkers. I used the tattered Lace die birds in flight to cut out the birds above the image and then matted and layered it onto dark brown mirri and cream card. Using another Tattered Lace die I cut the dragonfly from blue mirri. I cut a second body from the dark brown mirri and stuck this on top and glued shimmery paper behind the wings before attaching it to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspiration - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with blue, green and brown
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - favourite colours
   Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Eclectic Ellapu - flora and fauna
 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Mother and baby


   The digi image of the elephant is available from Scrapper's Delights if you wish to take part in their facebook progressive challenge. I did them as two different sizes to create a mother and baby elephant and then coloured them using Promarkers. After cutting out I dusted the edges with Distress Ink and then matted it onto teal card and added a card candi to each corner. 
   The background paper was created using My Craft Studio graphics program and was matted and layered onto teal card and then white card.
   The sentiment was computer generated and again matted onto teal card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - kids/babies
   Crafty Catz - birthday
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - make it digital
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Scrapper's Delights - anything goes

Friday, 22 September 2017

Relaxing frog



   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist of embossing of any kind.
   I embossed leaf green core'dinations cardstock using the Sheena Douglas folder grassy swirls and rubbed olive green Distress ink over the embossed areas before matting and layering it onto olive green card and white card.
   The frog image called relaxing reading (number 24214) was coloured using Promarkers, fussy cut and attached to the card using glue gel. I cut several leaves from various shades of green card using Tattered Lace's tri dies  called Sophie. Some of these I embossed using the accompanying mini embossing folder, to others I attached letters cut using Tattered Lace's alphabet dies to form the sentiment.

   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - monochrome
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - embossing
   Creatalicious - anything goes with leaves

Monday, 18 September 2017

Autumn



   This fortnight we would like to see an autumn themed project for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.
   I wrapped green satin ribbon round the right hand side of black card and matted this onto white card. I added a gold peel off sentiment to the ribbon. The decoupaged image was made using a sheet from Jayne Netley Mayhew's autumn collection.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - autumn colours
   Allsorts - feels like autumn
   The Crazy Challenge - autumn
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   Pile It On - feathers and/or scales
   That's Crafty - fly away
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes

Christmas lambs



   As usual the theme for the Crafting From the Heart challenge is anything goes. I have added to my Christmas makes.
   This Giordano Studio stamp is called Christmas lambs and after colouring it using Promarkers I added Liquid Pearls to the falling snow and matted and layered it onto paper from my stash and white card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - getting ready for Christmas
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - animals
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - simply Christmas
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - clean and simple
   Addicted to Stamps and More - clean and simple

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Autumn teddy



   The theme for the challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids is fall colours and is being sponsored by Little Blue Button Stamps.
   I have used a sheet from Hunkydory's Little Book of Autumn and matted and layered it onto deep orange card and white card. I edged the sheet using copper peel off strips and then used additional sheets to decoupage the image. After adding Glossy Accents to the bear's eyes  and muzzle I added a copper peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafting with Friends - anything goes
   Make My Monday - something for a child
   Dream Valley - autumn colours
   Allsorts - feels like autumn
   The Crazy Challenge - autumn
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes


Friday, 15 September 2017

Santa's list



   This week's theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes, so I have continued with my Christmas card makes.
   This image coloured using Promarkers is called Santa's list (number 24240) and the sentiment is computer generated. After matting onto white card I attached green mirri strips around the edge.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - let it shine
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional  halloween
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - simply Christmas
   C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - CAS
   Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
   Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - anything goes

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Snowman and teddies



   This is a card made using another Giordano stamp. This image is called wonderful Christmas. Again I coloured it using Promarkers and Matted it onto paper from my stash.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - getting ready for Christmas
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes
   Winter Wonderland - dots and/or stripes
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Cupcake Inspirations - pale yellow, red and green
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - clean and simple

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Santa



   I've made a start on my Christmas cards! My resolution is to make one  a day. So these are the first two.
   These are Giordano Studio stamps from Joanna Sheen which I have not used for some time. The one on the left is called our family and the other is called love this Christmas. I coloured them using Promarkers and then added Liquid Pearls to the falling snow. Both were then matted and layered onto paper from my stash and white card.
 
   I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - get ready for Christmas
   Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything Christmas
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - simply Christmas
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - stamp it
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - stamp it
   Everybody Art - clean and simple
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Alphabet - m is for make your mark

Friday, 8 September 2017

Harvest bouquet


   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist of fall colours.
   I used the Eureka digi harvest bouquet (number 38501) and coloured it using Promarkers. I used a glitter gel pen round the edge of the ribbon, flower soft in the centre of the sunflowers and Glossy Accents on the holly leaves. I dusted the background using Distress Ink before attaching it to cream card. Finally I added a card candi to each corner of the design.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - use a stamp or digi image
   Cute Card Thursday - autumn
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   Sweet Stampers - clean and simple
   Imagine That - anything goes
   Everybody Art - clean and simple
   Alphabet - m is for make your mark
   Digi Choosday - anything goes

Monday, 4 September 2017

Little birds



   For the next fortnight the Crafty Cardmakers challenge has a monochrome theme.
   From a square of medium shaded yellow card I cut a heart aperture using a Tattered Lace die. From a smaller square of light yellow card I cut a larger heart aperture. I matted both of these onto white card using foam pads and then outlined the larger heart with dots of Liquid Pearls.
   I cut a design from dark yellow card using Tattered Lace's little bird die and attached it to the heart shaped aperture. I added Stickles to the centre of some of the flowers and Liquid Pearls dots to the found flowers. Finally I added a yellow peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
   Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Crafting With Friends - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes

Baby chick

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


   As usual the theme is anything goes.


   This is a card that I made for my step daughter's birthday.  
   I used the Tattered Lace essentials byzantine lattice die to cut a lattice which I placed behind an aperture which I had cut from salmon coloured card. Behind this I attached paper which I had printed using My Craft Studio's Magical Midnight CD ROM. I then matted the whole onto white card.
   The digi image from Ppinky Dolls called baby chick was coloured using Promarkers and then fussy cut leaving a narrow margin round it. The sentiment was cut using a Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - use a stamp or digi image
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - make it digital
   2 Crafty  Critter Crazies - anything goes
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with make it girly
   In The Pink - anything goes
   Kitty Bee Designs - birthday
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Addicted To Stamps And More - make your mark
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Football star



   The theme for the Dragonfly Dreams challenge this month is patterned paper and is being sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts.
   This is a quick card that I made for the husband of one of my nieces. The image which I cut using an oval die is from Hunkydory's Little Book of Sports and Games was matted onto blue core'dinations cardstock. I found some star patterned paper in my stash and matted and layered this onto blue core'dinations cardstock and white card. Using a Tattered Lace die I cut happy birthday from the patterned paper and attached it to an oval of the blue cardstock.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - birthdays
   4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes with ocean colours
   Inky Chicks - stars
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - quick and easy

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Fall fence

   For the next fortnight the theme for the challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids is Halloween or cute fall. It is being sponsored by:
Bugaboo Stamps who are offering 4 digis as their prize
and 
Die-Versions who are offering a $15 gift certificate for their winner.



   I printed the sunflower pattern onto pearlescent paper and matted it onto spice coloured paper. I then attached green satin ribbon to the corner before matting it onto white card. The digi image from Bugaboo Stamps called Fall fence was coloured using Promarkers. I then fussy cut it and attached it to the card using foam pads. Finally I attached a copper coloured happy birthday peel off to the ribbon.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - birthdays
   Dream Valley - use a stamp or digi image
   Passion For Promarkers - make it digital
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Addicted To Stamps and More - make your mark
   Scrapper's Delights - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - leaves
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Alphabet - m is for make your mark

Friday, 1 September 2017

Little Cowboy



   This week the challenge at QKR Stampede has the theme of anything goes with the twist of wild west.
   I have used the digi little cowboy (number 24206) and after colouring it using Promarkers with gel pen on the gun and leg coverings I dusted the edges using distress ink. I then matted and layered it onto red gingham, red mirri and white card. Finally I added a gold peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - birthdays
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - make it digital
   The Crafter's Cafe - boys will be boys
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - boys will be boys
   Kitty Bee Designs - birthday
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes

Friday, 25 August 2017

Anyone for tennis?



   This week at QKR Stampede the theme for the challenge  is anything goes with the twist of keep your eye on the ball.
   Using one of Tattered Laces card shapes circle dies I created an easel card base. The papers are from Free Craft Downloads and i matted one onto the base of the card and the other onto green card stock before attaching it to the front of the easel card.
   The image called playing tennis (number 16219) was coloured using Promarkers. After cutting it out using an oval die I matted it onto green card and attached it to the card front.
   I used a tattered Lace long reach embossing folder to emboss the white oval card used for the easel stop and coloured the sentiment using a Promarker pen. I then matted this onto green card and attached it to the base of the card using foam pads.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Kitty Bee Designs - anything goes with summer
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - summer
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - anything goes
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with make it girly
   Creatalicious - anything goes with glitter
   Seize the Birthday - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - happy birthday with summer images
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with die cuts or punches
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Squirrel's Random - holiday fun
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Pattie's Creations Design - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - punches and/or dies
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Dog condolence



   There is still a week remaining of the Dragonfly Dreams August challenge which has the theme animals.
   I printed the poppy design onto pearlescent paper and matted it onto olive and then white card. The image from Bugaboo Stamps is called dog condolence. I coloured it using Promarkers and then used a clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen on the tombstone.After cutting it out leaving a white margin I attached it to the card using foam pads.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with glitter or bling
   Imagine That - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Ike's World - anything goes with the abyss

Monday, 21 August 2017

The wrinkles jaws!



   Crafty Cardmakers has their first challenge after the summer break beginning today. The theme is under the sea or at the beach.
   I have used a paper from La Pashe Ltd's  set of  The Wrinkles at the Movies. I decoupaged the image and attached it to the centre of white card. I then cut a circle in the centre of a square of coloured card and attached acetate cut from some packaging to the back of it. Using a slightly darker tone of card I cut a ring to fit round the aperture to make a 'porthole'. I then added some card candi to this ring. Finally I added the sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - go wild
   Scrapping 4 Fun - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - summer holidays
   The Paper Shelter - punches and dies
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes
   Kitty Bee Designs - anything goes with summer
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - happy birthday with summer images
   Pile It On - recycle
   Squirrels Random - holiday fun
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   That's Crafty - only cards
   Creative Moments - anything goes with make it funny

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Monsters

   The Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge would like to see CAS (clean and simple) cards this time round. The challenge is being sponsored by
All Dress Up Stamps who are offering 2 digis
and
Dies R Us who are offering a $15 gift certificate for their winner.



   I used the All dressed Up digi called monsterific which I coloured using Promarkers. I then drew black lines round the image, added a handwritten sentiment and matted it onto black card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Sweet Stampers - clean and simple
   Paper Creator's Crafts - something for the kids
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - add a sentiment

Friday, 18 August 2017

Honest!


   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is shaped cards along with anything goes.
   I have made a trifold card with the front fold cut around the image.
   This front image is called honest (number 13308) and after colouring using Promarkers I fussy cut the right hand side of it. I wrapped two rows of ribbon round the left hand side of the card tieing them together with another short piece of ribbon. This I then matted onto the front of the card and cut round the image. Using Tattered Lace dies I cut out the letters and numbers.
 

    I printed a second image called fingers crossed (number 13311) the same size as the first. After colouring it using Promarkers I fussy cut it and attached it to the third fold so that it was positioned behind the image on the front of the card.

   The centre fold contained the sentiment cut out using Tattered Lace dies.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Stamping Sensations - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Fab 'n' Funky - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes
   Scrapper's Delights - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - add a sentiment
   Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
   That's Crafty - only cards
   Creative Moments - anything goes with make it funny
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
   Cupcake Inspiration - green, orange and white

Friday, 11 August 2017

Violinist



   The theme for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede is inspired by music along with the usual anything goes.
   Having taught at a music school where the most popular instrument played was the violin (and one of my grand daughters is also learning to play the instrument) I just had to use this image of the turtle violinist (number 24137) which I coloured using Promarkers and then matted onto black card. The background paper has been in my stash box for sometime having printed several sheets to use on an earlier project and was matted and layered onto core'dinations couture cardstock and white card. The happy birthday greeting was free in an old magazine and I attached two card candi to it.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - just add glitter (the cardstock is glittered)
   Stamping Sensations - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with stars
   C.R.A.F.T. - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - for a child
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - happy birthday
   Animal Friends - sport or hobby
   A Gem of a Challenge - birthday wishes

Thursday, 10 August 2017

A posy



   I have been having fun using some of the items from my recently purchased Tattered Lace Magical Midnight collection.
   I matted one of the papers printed using the CD ROM onto teal card. After colouring some ribbon to match the card colour using Promarkers I wrapped it round the combination and matted it onto white card. I cut an oval from white card using a Tattered Lace mini ruffle die and attached it to the centre of the card. I die cut three of the Just Because image, decoupaged them and attached it to the oval. I then tucked a mini postcard in behind the flowers and added a bow.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - no words
   CD Sunday - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - lace/ribbons
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   House of Cards - floral images and/or purples
   C.R.A.F.T. - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Pirate's treasure



   I was asked to make a birthday card for a four year old called Billy who is mad on pirates. This is what I came up with.
   The digi image is a merger of two digis, the pirate from Deary Dolls and the treasure chest from Doodle Pantry. The words are computer generated. The treasure was coloured using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and the remainder using Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens. I cut around the lid of the treasure chest and inserted the happy birthday tag before matting and layering the design onto black and then white card.

   I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
   I Love Promarkers - one for the boys
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - just add glitter
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   4 Crafty Chicks - masculine
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - something for the kids
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with summer
   Crafty Girlz - anything goes with masculine
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - happy birthday
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - birthday wishes

Monday, 7 August 2017

Twin bears



   This week the challenge at Crafting From the Heart is just for fun.
   I have used the charisma teddy dies and CD ROM from Tattered Lace to make this birthday card for a friends twin great grandsons. I used peel off letters for the names and lettering on the balloons.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative |Inspirations - anything goes
   CD Sunday - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Paper Creator's Crafts - something for the kids
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - birthday wishes
   CAS-ual Fridays - dies only

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Puppy love



   This month the theme for the Dragonfly Dream Challenge is animals and is is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.
   I made the shaped card using the ornamental label card shape dies from Tattered Lace. Before attaching the blue mat to the white base card shape I wrapped ribbon round each end. Using a Promarker pen I added black dots to the ribbon to match the bows in the digi image. This image from bugaboo is called puppy love and was coloured using Promarkers and cut out using a de from the aforementioned set. I used Tattered Lace's vertical sentiment dies to cut the happy birthday from red card. Finally I randomly glued grey pearls and red and white gems onto the sentiment panels.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - colours of your flag (red, white and blue)
   Stamping Sensations - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - more than one fold
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - lace/ribbons
   Sweet Stampers - favourite colours (red and blue)
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - here come the girls
   The Paper Shelter - anything goes
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - happy birthday
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with summer
   A Gem of a Challenge - birthday wishes