Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Distressed Diamonds

Sometimes its good just to use the fabulous papers from Dr Digi to make something other than a card - here I've used Distressed Diamonds to make a pillow box and matching tag.  Easy peasy!  Fuchsia pink ribbon from my stash and I've used a Sizzix die for the tag.


I'm always surprised how easy the box is to make and the fact that it all aligns and works!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe:  Monochromatic
Crafting Musketeers:  Monochrome
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Monday, 8 February 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 138

It's Monday so another great sketch challenge with a Twist at From The Heart Stamps!  There are some wonderful images that have been added to the store recently and I've used one of them here:  In My Heart Birdbrain.  Coloured with Promarkers plus spotty paper that I found in my stash along with some plain red card the added a few half pearls.


And here is the sketch.  You can either use the sketch or the twist or both together, just make sure that a FTHS is used.  For each entry, you get a $1 voucher to use in the store - either use it right away and get $1 off an image or save them up to get a free image!  Good luck with the challenge!  Don't forget to pop over to the blog for lots of inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations:  Valentine
Crafty Boots:  Love Is In The Air
Cutie Pie:  All You Need Is Cutie Love
Get Creative Challenges:  Hearts
Incy Wincy Designs:  Love
Ooh La La:  Love and Romance

Friday, 5 February 2016

From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop - Project 100 Snowmen

Welcome to the February blog hop at From The Heart Stamps!  All the team have used images from the Project 100 collection - and there are lots of lovely images to choose from so you'll have a great time hopping between each of us!

I've used the Snowlady and Cardinal image and as part of the fundraiser last year a coloured image was included in the set.  This is what I've used, and have printed it directly onto the linen effect card blank.  I've simply glittered the edge of the card and added a snowflake charm, tied with bakers twine.


With such a lovely image I didn't think it needed much else!

If you've arrived at my blog from Michelle then you are on the right track!  I'm the last in the hop so don't forget to leave me a comment as you could be chosen at random to win an image from the store.  After leaving me a comment, go back to the FTHS blog and leave a comment there too.

The hop will end on Monday 8 February at 6am EST and a list of winners will be posted on the FTHS blog on Wednesday 10 February.  Good luck!!

Polkadoodle Challenge - Love and Romance

The current Polkadoodle challenge is half way through and the theme is:

Love and Romance

I've made this cute card using one of the pre coloured images from the Winston full collection.  I've fussy cut it and then added it to the papers, also from the collection,  I've distressed the papers a little as this card is for a male so don't want it to look too girly!


Good luck with the challenge - pop over to the blog for more challenge inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Love
Aud Sentiments:  Use A Love Sentiment
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Valentine / Love
Julia Spiri Challenge:  Love Is In The Air

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Love = Tea and Bickies

What's not to love about a Valentine's card made with the fabulously unique Tea and Bickies papers from Dr Digi!  The paper set only costs £1 and you can use it time and time again.  Which unlike the real thing doesn't last very long!

Red card as the base, layered onto black card and then an X Cut die as an aperture in the centre.  Black half pearls from my stash plus a lot of black fine liner pen doodling!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Fantastic Tuesday:  Anything Goes - Sweethearts
Ike's World:  Love Actually
Unicorn Challenge:  Lots of Love
Crafty Boots:  Love Is In The Air
Melonheadz:  Love

Monday, 1 February 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 137

Time for a new sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps!  As Valentines Day is fast approaching I've used the fab Birdbrain Card Sharks image, coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto some patterned card I found in my stash.  The red card underneath has had tiny hearts added - they are all the bits from a die cut (I knew I'd be able to use them one day!)


Sentiment comes with the image and I've added a double heart charm plus half pearls from my stash.  The sketch is below - don't forget that you can either use the sketch or the twist or both!  Just please make sure that it is a FTHS.  Good luck!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes / Twist of Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Hearts
Crafty Cardmakers:  Punches / Dies
Dream Valley Challenges:  Valentine's Day
Incy Wincy Designs:  Love Is In The Air

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 99 - Anything Goes

There is a new Crimbo Crackers challenge!  To keep things easy following the post Christmas slump and to keep you in the mood for Christmas all year around (!) the theme is:

Anything Goes

Don't forget that it must be Christmas or Festive related!  There have been some entries recently that have not followed this one rule - I won't delete the entries but no comment will be left for you. 

I have a sponsor for this challenge:

  Doctor-Digi 

And if you are the winner, you get your choice of two single digis from the store!  I've used Christmas Chris on my card, coloured him with Promarkers and layered him onto the recycled Graze box with foam pads.  The wooden snowflake is from Sainsbury's and all is layered onto a kraft card blank.


Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Fab n Funky:  Christmas
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday's:  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

4 Nessie

Nessie from Dr Digi has just popped past to wish a Happy 4th Birthday!  Just perfect for a little boys' Birthday!  Coloured with Promarkers and added to a large shaped number 4 covered with Hairy and Scary download papers from Funky Hand (retired).


Some card candy I found lurking in my stash plus sentiment has been cut with two Clearly Besotted dies from silver card.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craftin' Desert Divas:  Shaped Cards
Crafty Cardmakers:  Punches or Dies
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can:  Any Occasion

Monday, 25 January 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 136

Time for a new challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  I've used the beautiful Spring Medley digi this week, coloured with Promarkers plus used papers from my stash - they were freebies in a magazine from some time ago and I'm trying to use up all the bits and bobs that I have before opening or printing anything new!

The half pearls are also from my stash and I've distressed the edges of the papers with scissors.


The sketch is below - don't forget that you can either follow the sketch or use the twist or both but please remember to use a FTHS in your creation.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Avenue 613 Create:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

My Dog

To be fair, the sentiment says it all!  Dr Digi Sentiment - Pet Sentiment Sheet 01 along with the ever faithful Caligula.

I've printed the sentiment directly onto kraft card and then cut it out with an X Cut fancy die.  Caligula has been coloured with Promarkers and the wooden stars are from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Make My Monday:  Stitching
Simon Says Stamp:  Best Friends
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes