Thursday, 23 October 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 68 - Round

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme this fortnight is Round. Don't forget that your entry must be Christmas or Festive related.

I've used a fab circle sentiment from Jellypark (which I don't think is available any more - sorry!) and enlarged it to make it the actual card. I've added the scalloped edge by punching hearts and gluing them underneath.

A bit of highlighting with Promarkers, inking and glitter glue, some half pearls and the card is complete!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:>br />
Crafty Sentiments: Use A Sentiment

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Monster Fun

Halloween is approaching and what better way to celebrate than with the good Dr Digi Halloween Sentiments which have eerily turned into cupcake toppers! Now I would show you how they are supposed to look however this house has no cupcakes and I didn't think they would look right stabbed through some Jaffa Cakes.......

Buy the Sentiment Sheet along with Special Brew and Witchy Wilma and save a £1 - enough to buy some treats!

All coloured with Promarkers and I found some titchy wobbly eyes in my stash along with the dripping goo.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

All Crafts Challenge: Anything Goes But No Cards
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes / Halloween
Dream Valley Challenges: Halloween
Sentimental Sundays: Too Cute To Spook

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

What Solves Everything?

A cuppa, that's what!

And even better when the cuppa digi from Dr Digi is only 50p! You can't buy a real cuppa tea for that price! Scrumpled sentiment panel is from a bag of sugar. Recycling at it's sweetest.

Mix of faux and real stitching - using a We R Memory Keeper roller thing (combination of a 99p reduced to clear head from Hobbycraft and a bargain on Amazon for the holder - £6 and free shipping) for the pattern. Actual stitching using a black fineliner pen. Genuine tea stains from a previous cuppa, digi coloured with Promarkers, embroidery thread from my stash and charm from ebay. Another bargain - £2 for 100 of the little things!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 67 - Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers is back and the first challenge is nice and easy - Anything Goes. The challenge runs for 2 weeks and this one ends on 22 October - for more details, pop over to Crimbo Crackers

I've used an old Dude Time Doodles image and used Aquamarkers to colour it. Papers are from my stash and I've had them for some while so can't remember their origin! I've also used a die to cut the image and also for the layering. And ribbon is from my stash. I've added faux stitching around the edge with a black fineliner pen.

Good luck with the challenge and I hope you are able to join in!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: Christmas In October
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas
Through The Purple Haze: Shaped Card

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Once A Winner, Always A Winner!

First Place Phil knows he is the envy of all the Sunday wannabe racing drivers - and man, he is livin' the dream! And he can't help but smirk!

First Place Phil from Dr Digi is available in colour for those who are in a rush to reach the top of the podium!

The wordart backing paper is a freebie download from an old edition of Papercraft Inspirations and I've layered it onto red and black card from my stash. Phil has been added via a little spring thing so he wobbles!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Challenge: U is for Unique
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Digi Makeover: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Strongo Turns 40

Strongo the Magnificent from Dr Digi shows no signs of slowing down or retiring - how could he when he's only turning 40!

Trophy (with handles removed) is from the cheap section at Dr Digi. Go get yours! I hope my brother appreciates this - how organised am I? His Birthday is not until the end of December! He was the bodybuilding Mr Junior Great Britain when he was 18 so it does look a bit like him (although he's never had a 'tash!)

The background paper is from Sassy Designs and the sentiment I cut from a shop bought card (I actually bought it so I could cut out the chalk board effect sentiment and the others that were on it!)
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Sketch: Make Me Laugh
Pink Elephant Challenge: Anything Goes
Opus Gluei: Happy Birthday
The Squirrel and the Fox: Happy Birthday

Monday, 29 September 2014

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 81

It's my last sketch challenge as a Guest Designer for From The Heart Stamps - and I've sure enjoyed myself during the past 2 months! Thank you! The sketch is below and the twist is to use eyelets. Don't forget that you must use a From The Hearts Stamp for your entry.

I've used Flappy Birthday Birdbrain which is the progressive freebie image for September. I've used a combination of Promarkers and watercolour pencils to colour the image and I remembered that I bought a pack (actually two) of these scalloped edged card blanks from Sainsburys during the summer as they had a 25% off promotion.

I've used black and red card from my stash for layering and the ribbon and half pearls are also from my stash - the sentiment comes with the image.

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

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Craft-Dee BowZ: Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: Three's
Love To Create: Ribbon
Lunagirl Moonbeams: Put a Bird on It

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Forgotten Funkies - Spookie Dookie

Each month the Funky Hand Design Team delve into the back catalogue and this month its the turn for us to use Spookie Dookie - perfect for Halloween!

I've meade some funky straws by layering two die cuts and adding a witches hat from my stash (I dread to think how long I've had them!) and also some cupcake toppers - the bats are confetti and again, I think I've had them a fair while!

Pop over to the Funky Hand store - all cds are reduced to £1 as are the acrylic stamp sets - total bargains!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic: Something With Circles
4 Crafty Girls: Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate: Anything Goes

Friday, 26 September 2014

Simply Create Too - Special Occasion

It's time for a new Simply Create Too Challenge and this fortnight the theme is Special Occasion. I've made a simple wordbook using some wonderful linen effect white card from The Papermill Direct.

I've cut out letters using an existing wordbook template, added them to the pages with foam pads for depth and then added stickles around the edges. The half pearls, charms and organza ribbon are from my stash. The smaller letters are a Cuttlebug die and I've added them via a strip of acetate. Simple!

Good luck with the challenge and pop over to the blog to have a look at all the special occasions the Design Team are celebrating!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge: Q for Quadruple (4 pearls used)
Keep It Simple: No Stamps
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
CRAFT: Add a Charm

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Happy Hour

Ah, I do like the sentiments on the Funny Sentiments Sheet 2 from Dr Digi. Just perfect for when you need to wish someone a Happy Birthday but also to poke fun at the same time. Perfect.

I've used papers and a frame from Dovecraft - Curiosity Corner and distressed them a little. Embroidery thread and dinosaur charm are from my stash along with the half pearls.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Stamp and Create: Circles or Dots
Whoopsi Daisy: Bling or Pearls
A Little Bit Crafty: Distress It