Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Plump and Juicy

Now you may be forgiven for thinking you've already seen this little creation; fear not - it is BBQ Bill's identical twin brother - Bert - who is equally gifted with the Char-Master 2000. Maybe plump and juicy are the wrong adjectives.....


BBQ Bill / Bert is available in the Dr Digi store - go on - you know you want one!

Colouring done with Promarkers, grass is an icicle Marianne Creatables die (multi functional!) and the brick wall is from Polkadoodles. The lovely retro signage was part of a tissue box (yes, I did buy the tissues just for the box!) and I have been known to root through a whole shelf to find an interesting design that I can reuse!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Love To Scrap: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes With a Die

Monday, 15 September 2014

From The Heart Stamps - Sketch #79

It's time for another From The Heart Stamps challenge and its another fab sketch with a twist! And the twist is to add a bit of humour! You must use a FTH image (there are loads to choose from the store) and follow the sketch - and every sketch you enter, you receive a $1 coupon to redeem against your next stamp purchase; they last for a month which means you can save them up and use them to get a free digi!


I've used Full of Beans Birdbrain digi and coloured it with Promarkers. I've typically kept it all clean and simple and decided on (it actually was an inspired moment!) adding bunting with some off-cuts of card from a previous project (I hate to throw pretty papers away!)


The sentiment also comes with the digi - everything else is from my stash. Good luck with the challenge - don't forget to follow the sketch, use a FTH image and pop over to the community to see all the inspiration from the Design Team!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Boots: Anything Goes
Digi Makeover: Clean and Simple
Lawnscaping: Critters
Perfectly Rustic: Banners / Bunting

Friday, 12 September 2014

Polkadoodle Challenge - Tag You're It

Just a quick reminder tha the current Polkadoodle challenge has a week remaining - I've made a bottle tag using an offcut of card plus one sheet of A4 paper from the Work and Play 5 Festive Hollibobs cd - I printed the design onto both sides and made 3 different sizes of flowers and then added a glass gem to the centre of some of them.


Just goes to show that the cd can be used all year around and it doesn't have to be Christmas! Everything else is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Catz: Clean and Simple
Digitally Sweet: Charms
Wags and Whiskers: For The Girls

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cuppa

There's nothing better than a sturdy cuppa first thing in the morning; not too milky and not overly Builders Brew - the perfect cuppa is a great way to start the day (even though these mornings its still dark outside!)


Cuppa digi from Dr Digi won't break the bank at only 50p! Papers from Echo Park - Summerdays, charms, embroidery thread and half pearls all from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink: Anything Goes
My Craft Creations: Anything Goes
Squigglefly: Stripes
Through The Purple Haze: Clear and Bright

Monday, 8 September 2014

From The Heart Stamps - Sketch #78

It's time for a new sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps and the sketch is below - the twist this week is to use something recycled! You don't need to follow the twist but to enter the challenge you must use a From The Heart digi stamp.


I've used Birdbrain Winter Scarf and coloured it with Promarkers - sentiment comes with the digi. The papers I found when having a sort out of my rather overflowing box of oddments and its from Funky Hand - Funky Daze cd and if you are quick there is a HUGE sale on - all cds are just £1!!! You really cannot miss an offer like that and Funky Daze is one of my favourite Funky Hand cds too!


The buttons are my other recycled element and the half pearls are from my stash. Good luck with the challenge and don't forget to use a FTHS!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Bastel Traum: Animals
Ladybug Crafts: Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers: Buttons
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes
Creative Cottage: Things With Wings

Friday, 5 September 2014

From The Heart Stamps - September Blog Hop!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop; the theme for September is For the Bird(brains). As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog as one random commenter will be selected from each stop on the blog hop to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. Plus one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

And that's not all! Have you ever had a great idea for a Birdbrain image? Well, this is your chance! One lucky winner randomly selected from all the comments left on the FTHS blog will be selected to work with Faith to design a Birdbrain image!


As you hop from blog to blog, if you like the look of the tutorial you can recreate it and don't forget to use a FTHS and your favourite Birdbrain image - just link your blog up with the InLinkz code at the bottom of each blog post as a random link will be picked to win my creation!

I've made a simple Tee-Pee card using one of my favourite FTHS images - Birdbrain Balloon - and coloured it with Promarkers and then cut it out.


Next, I printed Sassy Designs - Primary onto some thick cardstock - you will need three 11cm square peices. Sign up to the newsletter on the website as you'll get to hear of the fantastic sales where the digi paper packs are reduced to 99cents!

Score diagnally across each of the three squares to create a valley fold on the non-printed side. I've also inked all the edges with a brown Whispers inkpad (cheap and cheerful!)


To construct the Tee-Pee, lay the three squares as shown - overlapping each one. Double check that it will all fold together before you glue it, just in case (you can always trim the edges if needed to make it fold flat)


Stand the card up and embellish as desired with your favourite FTHS image! I've also added glossy accents to the balloon and eyes. And I've replaced the balloon string with an offcut of bakers twine. To keep the card shape when its stood up, I've added a button which has a foam pad underneath so that the flap rests on it and keeps it all closed. Alternatively, you can add a brad.


Back to the blog hop! If you have arrived from Joanna, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything. Don't forget to leave me a comment before you hop over to Angela to see what she's created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday 14 September at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday 17 September.

Good luck!

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Simply Create Too - Something New

The current Simply Create Too challenge is at its halfway stage and the challenge theme is Something New.

I've made a Good Luck at school card for my neice and used two new charms that I bought (and rather a few more on ebay!) So new school, new experience and new charms!


The papers are from Samantha Walker - A to Z Mega pack and the image is from Jellypark - Girl With Sign - and I've coloured her with Promarkers and handwrote the sign.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments: Any Sentiment Except Birthday
CRAFT Challenge: Back To School
Hanna and Friends: Special Card
Milk, Coffee Challenge: Back To School
Creative Moments: Back To School

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

You've Reached That Age

Just a quick and easy card - great when you needed one an hour ago! Made with one of the quotes from the Funny Sentiments Sheet 2 from Dr Digi.



I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts Galore: Make A Card
Ladybug Crafts: Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes

Friday, 29 August 2014

Forgotten Funkies - Steam Funk

It's the last Friday of the month so its time for the Funky Hand Design Team to showcase a blast from the past and this month its the turn of the Steam Funk download.

There are lots of papers plus an alphabet and digi stamps and the papers work so well with Kraft card - as I've used on my card!


I've printed directly onto kraft cardstock and then layered the papers plus made a little house from scraps. The sentiment is handwritten and all the other embellishments are from my stash - the little heart pearls I've had for an absolute age and the cute bronze keys are a recent ebay purchase! A great versitile download - if you want to see more, just pop over to Get Funky and have a look at the rest of the Design Teams creations!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks: Something Old (heart pearls), Something New (key charms)
Aud Sentiments: Any Sentiment Except Birthday
Crafting For All Seasons: Monochromatic
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Anything Goes

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

From The Heart Stamps Monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge

Each month on From The Heart Stamps there is a freebie image to use - enter your link when you've made your creation and you then get the next monthly stamp for free!  For August its Pumpkin Pigwit and I've coloured him with Promarkers and used papers from Lori Whitlock - Fresh Air. 


I've again used an offcut of card, hence why some of it overhangs the top! Ribbon is from my stash along with the embroidery thread and I bought the sunflower charm from ebay (along with quite a few others too - all from China and bargains!)

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Random Fan Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handcoloured Image
Through The Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crazy Challenge: Cute Little Animals