Thursday, 15 July 2021

Eek it's your birthday!


 
   The theme for this fortnights Aud Sentiments challenge is kids of summer and it is being sponsored by Fred She Said.
   I have used their digi called Empty pocket shrugger and fussy cut it after colouring it using Promarkers. The background paper is from my stash and I believe I printed it from a Tattered Lace download. The sentiment is made up of  paper printed using a House Mouse CD ROM and gold peel offs. 

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional CAS with sentiment
   Lil Patch of  Crafty Friends - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with optional get well
   Allsorts - masculine
   Crafty Calendar - anything goes
   CCC Digi Creations - for men/boys
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Passion For Markers - dies/punches
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Let's Craft and Create - anything goes with optional punch it
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Craft Rocket - summer
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Dragon with poinsettia


 
   The theme for this months Dragonfly Dreams challenge is Christmas in July.
   I have used a digi from Lee Holland called Dragon with Christmas Poinsettia and coloured it using Promarkers. The sky was coloured using Derwent Coloursoft pencils and I added Stickles to the snow and snowflakes. This was then matted onto purple card. I wrapped ribbon around mirri card and matted this onto white card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional doodles
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   Dream Valley - all occasions
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Digi Doodle Studios - Christmas
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Addicted to CAS - Christmas
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Snow globe snowman


   This month the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge has the theme of Christmas in July.
   I have used the snow globe duo die to create the image on this card and a Tattered Lace die to cut the greeting. The printed backing paper is from my stash.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Moving Along With the Times - cool it down
   Dream Valley - all occasions
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes with optional for man/boy
   The Crafter's Cafe - anything goes


Thursday, 1 July 2021

Fairy magic


 
   The theme for this fortnights Aud Sentiments challenge is fairy magic and is being sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios.
   I have used their digi called Adelina Fairy, colouring it using Promarkers and adding loose glitter to the dots and twirls. The sentiment is from a Hunkydory book.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz -anything goes with optional summer
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Dream Valley - all occassions
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   

Monday, 28 June 2021

Celebrate together


 
   Using a Tattered Lace pin dot circle die I created a circular card base from pale blue card.
   The image from The Paper Shelter is called sharing is caring. I coloured it using Promarkers and after fussy cutting it and slightly shaping the characters attached it to gingham mirri card (hence the spotlight in the picture caused by the camera flash!) and matted this onto dark blue card. The sentiment is a  peel off.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional summer
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cut Card Thursday - anything goes with optional transport
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with optional animals
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - DL or shaped card
   Crafty Calendar - anything goes
   CCC Digi Creations - anything goes
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   Ike's World - anything goes with food and drink
   

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Christmas light


 
   Making a start on my Christmas cards! This digi, coloured using Promarkers, is from The Paper Shelter and is called My little Christmas light. I added some loose glitter to the baubles. The frame was created by using Tattered Laces square holly die and was also coloured using Promarkers.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional animals
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - anything goes with optional washi tape
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Createful Heart Cards - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - digi image
   C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
   Sweet Stamping - something beginning with b (baubles)
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   

Monday, 21 June 2021

Two robbins


 
   I enjoyed playing with these die cuts made using downloadable reflections and dies from the Two Red Robbins Field of Dreams collection. The background paper was printed using a My Craft Studio CD ROM and the sentiment was cut using a Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with animals
   CCC Digi Creations - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Craft Rocket - birthday
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Crafty Animals - anything goes

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Summer winds



   This fortnight the Aud Sentiments challenge has an anything goes theme.
   I have used a digi from The Paper Shelter called Summer Winds, added a computer generated sentiment and coloured it using Promarkers. I added a few die cut flowers as embellishments.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional scene
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with spots and/or stripes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Stamping Sensations - I love using digis and dies together
   CCC Digi Creations - anything goes
   Passion For Markers  - summer colours (colours of flowers in garden)
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   We Love Chocolate Baroque - hand coloured or paper pieced
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Createful Heart Cards - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - digital image
   Creatalicious - anything goes with optional at/in water
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   As You Like It - favourite tip (don't throw away off cuts from dies use them as embellishments on other cards)
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Let's celebrate


   Had a little fun with some mice today. I never know what birthday cards to make for my male relatives but eventually came up with this. It uses various dies and downloadable vignettes from Carnation Crafts.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with make a scene
   Incy Wincy Designs - for men and/or kraft card
   Crafty Calendar - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - anything with an animal
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Fab 'n' Funky - for the boys
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Crafty Animals - anything goes

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Birthday roses


   This birthday card was created by using dies and downloadable vignettes from Carnation Crafts Fine Splendour collection. The sentiment is a peel off.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Creations In Pink - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Craft Rocket - birthday
   Everybody Art - dies
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

For a gardener


 
   This is a card a made for a gardening friend. I have used Carnation Crafts dies and downloadable vignettes from the Fine Splendour set for the main decoupaged items and added a greeting cut using a Tattered Lace die along with butterflies also cut using a Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional tag
   Dream Valley - die cut/punches
   The Crafter's Cafe - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Craft Rocket - birthday
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Everybody Art - dies
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes

Sunday, 6 June 2021

For a ninth birthday

   The theme for this month's challenge at Dragonfly Dreams is for the boys.
   I Have used several pages from Hunkydory's Little Book of Manly Moments to decoupage the image and then matted and layered it onto blue, tan and white card pieces. The sentiment was cut using a Carnations Craft die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with  optional tag
   Scrapping 4 Fun - male/masculine
   Creatalicious - anything goes with for  a boy
   Craft Rocket - birthday
   C.R.A.F.T. - masculine
   Sparkles - something sporty
   Classic Design - anything goes

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Welcome to the teens


   This month the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge would like to see your card makes for teens or tweens. 
   I have made a quick card using a page from Hunkydory's Little Book of Milestone Birthdays matted onto red card and adding a ribbon and bow and red gems.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Calendar - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - anything goes
   Fab 'n' Funky - go girly
   Craft Rocket - birthday
   Alphabet - e is for easy simple card
   Classic Design - anything goes

Friday, 4 June 2021

Bouquet


 

   A card made using various Carnation Crafts dies and their downloadable Fervent vignettes from the Vernal Blooms collection.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - die cuts/punches
   The Crafter's Cafe - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Craft Rocket - birthday
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Make My Monday - floral birthday
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Thinking of you


   This fortnight the theme for the Aud Sentiment challenge is anything goes and it is being sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamps.
   I have used her Church digi stamp and coloured it using Promarkers. I then cut out the section between the oval edge and the image and mounted the design onto vary shaded blue card. This was then matted onto white card. The sentiment was cut using a Carnations Craft die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with the garden or outside
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   CCC Digi Creations - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Jan's Digi Stamps - anything goes

Monday, 31 May 2021

Happy baking


   This card uses the Dr. Digi stamp called Bertha's bread making bonanza. I added a computer generated sentiment, coloured it using Promarkers and cut it out using a Tattered Lace pearl rectangle die. The printed paper has been lying around in my stash for sometime and is matted and layered onto red coordinations cardstock and white card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - die cut and/or punches
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with add something pink
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - for the ladies
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   Always Fun - food

Saturday, 29 May 2021

A second look at a basket of flowers


   Taking the same basket of flowers as in the previous post I have made a second card, this time framing the flower display and creating a shaped card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with add some pink
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Let's Craft and Create - anything goes with no patterned paper
   Creatalicious - anything goes with for a woman
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - shaped card
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - frame it
   Make My Monday - floral birthday
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
  


Sunday, 23 May 2021

Basket of flowers


   A card made using various dies from Carnation Crafts. The floral vignette called ebullient from the vernal blooms collection was downloaded from their website.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Moving Along With the Times - a bouquet of flowers
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - pastel colours with flowers
   Let's Craft and Create - anything goes with no patterned paper
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - use dies/punches
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Sleeping beauty


    The theme for the Aud Sentiments challenge this fortnight is 'for the girls' and it is being sponsored by Hetty Clare.
   I have used their digi stamp called Sleeping Beauty and coloured it using Promarkers. Both the frame and the sentiment were cut using Tattered Lace's meadow sweet die set.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with just chill
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with add a sentiment
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - girls or ladies
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Digi Designs - birthday wishes
   Let's Craft and Create - anything goes with no patterned paper
   Get Creative - anything goes
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Createful Heart Cards - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with for a woman
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - use dies/punches
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - for the ladies
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Jan's Digi Stamps - anything goes
   Through The Purple Haze - anything goes with optional gems/pearls

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Growing sunflowers


    This fortnight the Aud Sentiments challenge has the theme of flowers along with a sentiment and is being sponsored by Stamper's Delights.
   I matted and layered the printed background onto brown core'dinations  cardstock and cream card and then attached the fence (cut using a die and downloadable vignette from Carnation Crafts Misty Morning set), the sunflowers (cut using dies and vignettes from Carnation Crafts Rural Charm set) and the fussy cut digi. The digi from Stamper's Delights called Chibi Friendship Grows was coloured using Promarkers. To finish the card I added a sentiment cut using Carnation Crafts dies.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with girly
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Passion For Markers - say it with flowers
   Digi Designs - hand coloured image
   Scrapping 4 Fun - ladies/girls
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with optional wings
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   My Time to Craft - sentimental
   Jan's Digi Stamps - anything goes

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Dolphin

   This month's Dragonfly Dreams challenge is being sponsored by

and the theme is to add some sparkle.
    



   I have used their digi called Malibu Raine dolphin and coloured the dolphin using Prism markers and Promarkers. The water splashes were painted using Stickles. After attaching it to grey metallic card I added a sentiment cut from silver glitter card using a Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with girly
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Passion For Markers - sentimental
   Digi Designs - hand coloured image
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Creative Craft Cottage - include an animal
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Digi Doodle Studios - bring on the glitz
   Createful Hearts Designs - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - birthday card
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Crafty Animals - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Jan's Digi Stamps - anything goes

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Golf!


   The theme for this month's challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids is cards for dads.
   I have used an Ooh La La Creations image and matted it onto cream card. The backing paper was printed using a My Craft Studio CD ROM called All Grown Up from A Man's Point of View set and matted and layered it onto green card and cream. The sentiment was printed onto green card using the computer.
   
   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - masculine
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Easter trolley


   This image from Bugaboo Stamps called Bug Brats Easter was coloured using Promarkers. I matted it onto thick brown paper and framed it with thick yellow paper cut using a Tattered Lace lacy layer square die. I cut the sentiment from the same paper using another Tattered Lace die and after attaching it to the brown paper fussy cut round it. 

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional creatures
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes with optional paper piecing
   Crafty Calendar - spring or Easter
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Passion For Markers - sentimental
   Get Creative - anything goes
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Createful Heart Cards - anything goes
   Catch the Bug - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with optional slimline card
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Gals Corner - Easter or spring
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Jan's Digi Stamps - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter -dies and/or punches

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Cupcake birthday


   It is the Aud Sentiments challenge 11th birthday so what better than to have a birthday theme for this fortnight's challenge. The sponsor for the challenge is The Paper Shelter and we were given the image 'Cupcake birthday' with which to play.
   I coloured it using Promarkers and cut it out using a tattered Lace pearl square die. The papers used were free with an old magazine and the patterned cupcake was from an old birthday card. I drew round this and made a second cupcake adding a card candi for the 'cherry' and a peel off sentiment to the icing.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional embossing
   Crafty Friends - ladies and/or girls
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with optional paper piecing
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - anything goes with optional ribbon
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Scrapping 4 Fun - food/drink
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - dies/punches
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - recycled
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Jan's Digi Stamps - anything goes

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Thinking of you


   Unfortunately I had to make a quick card recently as one of my cousins died suddenly. I have used dies and downloadable vignetttes from Carnation Crafts Kind Thoughts collection.

   I would like to enter this into the follwoing challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - anything goes
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   Let's Craft and Create - anything goes with add flowers
   Creatalicious - anything goes with flowers
   Creative Moments - anything goes

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Little friends




   Today sees the start of a fresh Aud Sentiments challenge. It has an anything goes theme and is being sponsored by Polkadoodles.
   I have used their digi stamp called Sunshine delight - little friends and coloured it using Promarkers but using Derwent Coloursoft pencils for the sky and grass. The sentiment was computer generated. The mat and background papers were from a very old paper pad by Lili of the Valley and NitWit Collections. The decoupaged string of daisies was cut using a Tattered Lace flexi frame die and coloured using Promarkers. 

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with colour inspiration
   Crafty Friends - ladies and/or girls
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes with optional ribbon or twine
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - anything goes with optional monochrome
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Let's Craft and Create - anything goes with additional flowers
   Get Creative - anything goes
   Colour Crazy - anything goes
   Createful Heart Cards - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - with a sentiment
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with flowers
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - communication
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes
   Cupcake Inspiration - dreaming of summer


Sunday, 4 April 2021

Foxy


   This month's Dragonfly Dreams challenge would like you to feature a creature.
   I have used dies and downloadable vignettes from Carnation Crafts Garden Safari set for the fox and flora and attached the pieces to pale blue card which was then matted and layered onto pale green card and a darker green pearlescent card. The dies used for the sentiment were from Carnation Crafts half and half square die set.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional colour inspiration
   Moving Along with the Times - animals/birds
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   CCC Digi Creations - include an animal
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with flowers
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Crafty Animals - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Ewe and lamb

   
   This month the theme for the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge is for mum. 
   I have used carnation Crafts May Time dies and downloadable vignettes from their Just Like You collection and backed it onto yellow card. This was then matted and layered onto pale grey, yellow and cream coloured rectangular card pieces. I added a silver peel off sentiment to the frame and finished the card with a double bow.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - ladies and/or girls
   Moving Along with the Times - animals/birds
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   CCC Digi Creations - include an animal
   CD Sunday Plus - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critters - anything goes
   Do -A(l) Kreative - spring but not Easter
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   As You Like It - spring time critter (lambs because the sound of them bleating is so joyous and tells me spring is here)
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes
   Alphabet - z is for zoology 
   A Perfect Time to Craft - anything goes
   Crafty Animals - anything goes
   Classic Design - anything goes