Thursday, 30 July 2015

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 86 - Santa

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


I've printed this very cute pre-coloured Santa from Work and Play 5 - Festive Hollibobs cd from Polkadoodles directly onto my card stock.  I've then added glitter around the edges of the card plus some on Santa himself and added a snowflake charm with a length of embroidery thread.

The cd has quite a few pre-coloured characters which are ideal for making quick and easy cards like this!  Good luck with the challenge and don't forget the rules!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons:  Christmas In July
Fab n Funky:  No Patterned Papers
Inky Chicks:  Metal Embellishment
Crafty Boots:  Christmas In July
Ohh La La Challenges:  Christmas In July

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

School's Out!

This is one of a number of thank you cards I made for the boys' teachers this year - Jacob requested 6 and Samuel wanted 4; this one was for one of Jacob's teachers. Image is from Tiddly Inks - School Boy - which I've coloured with Promarkers.

I've handwritten the Sizzix tag, attached it with a foam pad, doodled a line around the edge of the card and added a little silver ruler charm; bakers twine is also from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks:  Summer Song (School's Out - Alice Cooper)
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Your Future

Sometimes you need an old wrinkly lady in a gaudy tent to gaze into a crystal ball to confirm your future. If you need this in your life then spare no haste and make your way to the Dr Digi store to purchase Mystic Mabel.

I made this card for a work colleague who was leaving for pastures new, combining the image with fairy lights and papers from Echo Park - Summerdays.  Image has been coloured with Promarkers and I've added Clearly Besotted grass die cuts and I made the sign myself.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage:  Anything Goes

Monday, 27 July 2015

Floating By

I've used the From The Heart Stamps monthly progressive challenge image - Inner Tube Birdbrain, coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue, although you can't really see it!

I've kept the card rather clean and simple - coloured the sky with a faded inkpad and also the same one (with a bit more gusto!) for the water.  The sentiment also comes with the image and I printed that directly onto the card too.

Charm is from my rather extensive ebay stash; the embroidery thread and organza ribbon is also from my stash.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Stamps:  Monthly Progressive Challenge
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Craft For The Craic:  Summer Time
Fussy and Fancy:  Things With Wings
Kitty Bee Designs:  Summer Fun

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Skating By

Well, I kinda need to start on the Christmas cards - my stocks are not as robust as I'd like so decided to use the From The Heart Stamps sketch along with this rather fab digi - Skating Birdbrain and coloured her with Promarkers plus added a little sparkle (rubbish lighting - weather is appalling for July!)  Added a little lift with foam pads.

The background is a combination of Memory Box dies and Clearly Besotted - I managed to combine the two together, mainly by luck!

The charm is from my rather extensive stash (thanks to ebay and China!) and the embroidery thread is from the poundshop.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

My Time To Craft:  Christmas In July
Creative Corner:  Christmas In July
Winter Wonderland:  Use A Charm
Crafters Cafe:  Christmas In July
From The Heart Stamps:  Sketch followed (there are 4 'hills' in the scene!)

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Deedee's Monthly Progressive Challenge - July 2015

I'm playing along again with Deedee's progressive monthly challenge and this month it is the Ice Cream Truck set that is being offered.

I decided to use the cute circle sentiments which were pre-coloured.  I cut them out using a Spellbinders die, layered them onto a scalloped edge die cut - I coloured these with Promarkers to match the ice-cream!  And finally added the cocktail stick and a little bit of glitter to the ice-cream.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Deedee's Progressive Monthly Challenge:  July 2015
Crafty Gals Corner:  To Die For
Decorate to Celebrate:  Anything Goes
Anything But A Card:  Anything Goes

Friday, 24 July 2015

Pretty In Pink

Another Lily of The Valley pre coloured squares, this time I've chopped it down a little so it would fit on the card blank, added some stickles here and there and finally layered it onto some hot pink card from my stash and also holographic card (recycled tissue box).

I've added tiny liquid pearl dots around the edge of the card and then cut bunting from the pink card and layered curled vellum over the top.  To hid the glue marks I've dolloped some liquid pearls and then pressed a small hot pink pearl into it.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Blooms:  Sketch followed
Fab n Funky:  No Patterned Papers
Mod Squad:  The Wing's The Thing
Simon Says Stamp:  Sparkle and Shine
Creative Card Crew:  Banner / Flag

Walking The Plank

I have quite a few of the Lily of The Valley pre coloured square images in my stash and it's about time I used some of them!  This is a rather cute one and I've just layered it onto some black and red card and then used other scraps from my stash plus some thin twine.

The sentiment is a Funky Hand acrylic stamp and I've cut the number 6 with a Sizzix die although forgot that the pressure would flatten the ripples!  Everything else is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
Crafty Sentiment Designs:  Anything Goes
Card Mania:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Green and Blue

Another card ticked off the list for a six year old!  I've used a cute Tiddly Inks image - Birthday Boy and I've used Promarkers to colour plus the die cuts and the background circle.

Dies used are Spellbinders for the circle, X Cut for the stars and Clearly Besotted for the sentiment.  The larger letters are random ones I found in my stash and coloured to match!

Stripy paper was also a random find in my stash!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch followed
Crafty Gals Corner:  To Die For
The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 21 July 2015


If it's worth waiting for then it must be good!  Never more a true word said about a Birthday Cake from Dr Digi and this one is one on it's own!

Hmmmm, I'm hungry!  Sentiment is from the Birthday Sentiments 01 sheet.  Papers are from Funky Hand - Funky Daze and I've layered the offcuts with black card.  Everything else including the spoon and fork charms are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew:  Banner / Flag
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge:  Birthday Wishes