Friday, 22 May 2015

Spring Moments Gift Jar and Banner Card

And now for something a little bit different!  I've had this plastic jar a while and knew it would come in useful at some point!  I've used papers from Funky Hand - V Funky - Spring Moments and made a removable cover for the front, a flower tag for the top of the jar and also a banner thank you card.


My eldest son has written the gift tag and I've attached it to the top of the jar with a funky flower and ribbon.  I've also added glass 'confetti' to the flowers on the pattern.


The banner has been made with left over scraps of card and I've used letters from a word book as templates, threaded ribbon through the tops and used glossy accents as glue to the reverse to stop the ribbon from moving.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards:  Must Say Thank You
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Crimbo Crackers - Challenge 81 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme is Anything Goes.

I've used this fab image from Jellypark - it's not in the store but if you email a request, I'm sure you'll be able to purchase it!  I've enlarged the image and made it into a circle card - the scalloped edges are actually heart punches that I've glued on and then covered the reverse (to make it neat) with another circle layer.


Promarkers to colour and a little glitter glue here and there!  Good luck with the challenge - you can find the full details on the blog.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments:  Cute and a Sentiment
Creative Knockouts:  Sentimentally Yours
Christmas at Sweet Stamping:  Cute
Whimsy Inspiration:  Anything But Square

CRAFT Challenge - May Guest Designer - Christmas But No Red or Green

Time for another CRAFT Challenge and another as the May Guest Designer.  The theme for the challenge is:

Christmas But No Red or Green

I've used an image by SLS Lines - Wine Drinker and I've made a wine bottle tag.  Image has been coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue.  The wooden snowflake is from my stash along with the iridescent stars.


The oval has been cut with an X Cut die and then glittered around the edge of the image and the oval.

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

ABC Christmas Challenge:  J is for Joy
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Moo-Mania and More:  Bottles
Ruby's Rainbow:  Humour

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A Well Deserved Award

A well deserved award and a keepsake card to celebrate.  I've used the trophy digi from the Dr Digi store however, I had a little accident with a sharp pair of scissors and ended up snipping one of the handles off.  So the other one had to go through the same treatment.

Fear not, the one in the store is fully intact!


This has been made for a colleague at work and features his photos from the community from which he lives and has been awarded, the, well, award.  The two charms are from my stash - representing a camera (he takes a lot of photos of the landscape where he lives) and an alarm clock to represent the amount of time he devotes to helping the community.


Monday, 18 May 2015

Citrus Blues

Sometimes the simple ideas are the most striking!  I do enjoy using my X Cut stars dies and here I've combined them with the Citrus Blues collection from the V Funky CD from Funky Hand.  A really great CD and only £1!!


Oh, and plenty of foam pads! Plus Clearly Besotted dies cut from scraps of white card.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Robyns Fetish:  Stars, Stars, Stars
Allsorts:  No Squares Allowed
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers:  Lots of Layers

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Super Dad!

Such a cute stamp - From The Heart Stamps - Super Birdbrain which I've coloured with Promarkers (plus a little glossy accents on the eyes and belt clasp).

I've used rather shiny blue and silver card from my stash for layering and also the stars, for which I've used X Cut dies.  A little bit of faux stitching and the card is complete!



I'd like to enter the following challenges:

One Stitch At A Time:  Anything Goes With Appreciation
Robyn's Fetish:  Stars, Stars, Stars
From The Heart Challenges:  Sketch followed


Thursday, 14 May 2015

CRAFT Challenge - May Guest Designer - Blog Hop!



Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday To Us
Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge
Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 6 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can't Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.  So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?  We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

The prize to be won is 2 images
from Doctor Digi House of Stamps.

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on 20 May 2015.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:


What can you win on our challenge blog? The winner of the winning sentence wins the special pack by Trimgym's Digital Stamps and Images.

You should have come here from Shona's blog and as you can see your next stop is CRAFT Challenge Blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my project as Guest Designer for this week, hope you like it. I have used 'Cake and Candles' by Doctor Digi House of Stamps.


And now for our Blog Hop route:

CRAFT Challenge Blog (start of the hop)
ME (you are here now)
CRAFT Challenge Blog (end of the hop)

And here is my letter to be collected:


Your next stop is CRAFT Challenge Blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don't forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.

Blue For Boys - Dad

Following on from my previous post last week, I've used the same paper collection on V Funky - Blue For Boys and used the Dad topper this time.  Again, overlaid it with a slightly smaller version (happy accident!) and did a bit of paper distressing!  I've added glossy accents to the top layer of the word to give it a bit of texture.


All embellishments are from my stash including the very cute 3d car charm!  Don't forget that the CD is only £1 - an absolute bargain!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guys:  Make Your Mark
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar:  Layers

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Rock n Roller

There is not much nothing more satisfying than painting a wall with a paint roller and getting that job done in a flash.  Unless you need more than one coat of emulsion to cover the dated chipboard.....


Paint Roller is in the Dr Digi Cheapies section - bargain!  Coloured with Promarkers, I've layered it all with a Spellbinder die and I've made the rolls of wallpaper from leftover scraps.  Bakers twine and bunch of keys charm all from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 7 May 2015

CRAFT Challenge - May Guest Designer - Sketch

I was lucky enough a while ago to win a CRAFT challenge and part of the prize was to join the team as a Guest Designer for May, so here is my first challenge with them!

It's a sketch to follow and for full details pop over to the CRAFT challenge blog.


The sponsor I was assigned for the challenge was Sunflowerfields and the image I've used is called Strawberry Muffin.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and found a perfect offcut of patterned paper in my stash.  Everything else is also from my stash.


I hope you can join in with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Doubleclick Skittles:  For Mum or Girl
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty:  Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow:  Anything Goes