Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Wish You Were Beer......

Another quick card using Dr Digi's Beer Sentiments Sheet plus Pint Glass.  All coloured with Promarkers plus BBQ sticks to create the banner.

Really quite quick and simple to make!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creative Challenge:  Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge:  J for Joke

Sunday, 23 July 2017

New Adventures

Here is a card I've made for a work colleague who is leaving us for pastures new. I've used a cute stamp from Tiddly Inks - Ellie Says Bye.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and found a piece of cloud paper in my stash however it wasn't square so I've had to join it up and then hide it with the clouds and sentiment.


The sentiment came with the image and I've added half pearls and embroidery thread from my stash.  The clouds are Memory Box die cuts.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede:  Up, Up And Away

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 137 - White

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

White

I've used white linen effect cardstock for the base and scored a border around the edge.  The snowflake garland is a Memory Box die cut and I've added half pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.

The sentiment has been printed on my PC and the tag is a Sizzix die cut.  Beading wire, and wooden glittery snowflake are all from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes twist of Christmas
Frilly and Funky:  Christmas
Little Red Wagon:  Christmas In July
Deep Ocean Challenges:  Christmas In July

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Salon Deirdery

And here is another of the leaving cards I made for colleagues at work. This time I've used Salon Deirdery from Dr Digi and left out the dog.  Coloured with Promarkers plus I've added a mirror with some silver card (yes that is my reflection taking the photo!) and a frame from my stash.  Everything else is also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge:  Kraft
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Paperminutes:  Women
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Another New Home!

And here is another new home card made using the Simply Print - Mouse Key sheet from Lili of the Valley.  I printed it directly onto the card stock and added the sentiment on the tag with free text from Pic Monkey.

Papers are 6x6 Curiosity Corner from Dovecraft and I've lightly distressed the edges and then added a light faux running stitch around the edges,  Ribbons, half pearls and charms are all from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girls:  Anything Goes plus Ribbon
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sweet New Home

I've been asked to make a few new home cards recently so I treated myself to a Lili of the Valley Simply Print Sheet - Mouse Key.  So this is one of three cards I made with the image!  I added the sentiment myself with Pic Monkey and one of the free fonts from it.

I've used some cream card from my stash and printed the image onto it plus used it also for the card blank.  Chocolate brown card from my stash along with the half pearls, twine and two key charms.


I'd like to enter the following:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Gem of a Challenge:  Animals
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy:  Celebration

Friday, 14 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

Time for a new Polkadoodle Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes 

But the DT were challenged to create Christmas in July!  I've used two of the soon to be released Christmas stamps!  I've combined Frosty The Snowman with the Christmas Gifts stamp.  All coloured with Promarkers and added to an acetate card.  Such cute stamps and perfect for kids!

The background die cuts are Memory Box and I've used off cuts of white linen effect card for them.  The snowflakes are also die cuts but unbranded metal dies with half pearls added to the centres.

The organza ribbon and bakers twine are from my stash and I've hand written the Sizzix die cut tag.

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

Cut It Up:  Christmas In July
Making Memories:  Anything But Square
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes with Twist Christmas In July
Unicorn Challenge:  Christmas In July

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 28 - Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri and we were generously provided with a range of images to work with!  The theme of our challenges as always is:

Anything Goes

For my first card I've used one image from a set of four vintage cars - simply printed directly onto linen effect white cardstock and coloured with Aquamarkers.  Really quick and easy - I cut the image out with an X Cut die and then layered it onto some black card from my stash.  I've added a dotted frame around the image with a black fineliner pen and then the same around the edge of the black card with a white gel pen.


And my second card uses Bubble Over and I've used Promarkers for colouring.  The frame is a Polkadoodles die cut - Bubbleicious Frames and I've used ribbon, pearls and a charm from my stash.  The edges of the card have been dotted with liquid pearls.

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

Vintage Cars:
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Making Memories:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Bubble Over:
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Ribbons / Bows

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton

As with any restructuring at work, there are people who move on.  I've made quite a few leaving cards recently and here is one made for someone who is very active and walks a lot, not just in the UK but all over the world.  I've used Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton from Dr Digi and coloured her with Promarkers.

The vintage map is from my stash and I've added a kraft card banner cut from a Sizzix die plus arrows and sentiment from little X Cut dies.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes, option of Create a Sentiment
Paperminutes:  Women
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Monday:  Coloured Image

Friday, 7 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Red, White and Blue

The current Polkadoodle challenge is part way through and the theme for the last week is:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use Red, White and Blue - I used papers from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles and used my X Cut dies to create all the stars.  I've added a faux running stitch with a black fine liner pen.

The sentiment is a stamp I found in my stash.  Good luck with the challenge - for more inspiration pop over to Polkadoodles!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday:  Red, White and You
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp:  Red, White and Blue
Createalicious Challenges:  Red, White and Blue
Dies R Us:  Layers

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 136 - Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Crimbo Crackers challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

Your creation must be Christmas or Festive!  I've used a cute decoupage - Tinsel Tots and layered it onto some offcuts of printed paper from my stash.  Added a satin red bow and a wooden snowflake and the card is complete - sometimes the simple ones are the best!


This card is for my three nieces although not too sure that they are so angelic!!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  For A Child  TOP FIVE
Southern Girls:  Ribbon or Twine  TOP FIVE
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Goes Female
Inky Chicks:  Christmas

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Time For A Pint

There's a new Dr Digi sentiment sheet - Beer Sentiments - that has just been released and my card today features one of those sentiments but I've made it the focal point of the card as they are easily resized!

The text has been coloured with Promarkers and I found a kraft card frame in my stash (I have a feeling I've had it for years!) so have used that plus some flat backed black gems.


Fairly quick and easy - just like a pint!  I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop:  Use Your Stash
Cards Galore:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Friday, 30 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 26 - Anything Goes

I've joined the Colour Crazy Challenge DT!  And this is my first challenge!  The theme, as always, is

Anything Goes

And this week we are sponsored by Oddball Art and I've used this fab image - I'll Cry If I Want To Birthday Party and coloured it with Promarkers.  All extras are from my stash and because it was a Birthday, I just had to add a banner!


Don't forget to pop over to the Colour Crazy Challenge blog to see inspiration by other team members and the rules on how to enter the challenge.  Although its a weekly challenge, the entries link stays open for two weeks and there are some great prizes up for grabs!  Good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  For The Girls
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Keep Fit Kenneth

Oh, I had a ball colouring this image for a work colleagues recent Birthday.  And I think he saw the funny side!  I've used Keep Fit Kenneth from Dr Dig and coloured him with Promarkers.  I cut him out and then added to the card blank with foam pads for a bit of depth.

I hand wrote the sentiment and made it to look like a podium.

I'd like to enter the following:

Create and Makes:  Create a Sentiment
Fairytale Challenge:  Hobby
Passion For Promarkers:  Sporting Challenge  TOP FIVE
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 135 - Sentiment

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

Sentiment

I've used one of the sentiments from Baked With Love Gingerbread download from Polkadoodles, enlarged it to fit a 13.5 x 13.5cm card and then added flowers made with papers from the same download collection (printed on both sides) and cut them with the Flowers 2 die also from Polkadoodles.

I pinched the tips of the flowers to create more depth and added gold seed beads to the centres plus half pearls around the edges of the sentiment.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Square Cards

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Beer For Dad

It's another quick card from me today using a Dr Digi image - this time it is Pint - Colour.  Great for when you're in a hurry and haven't got time to colour yourself!

The backing paper is actually part of a card blank from Mr Mister collection and I've used the wooden letters (see previous two weeks posts) as a template on kraft card.  I've added a handwritten tag and then used the same fineliner black pen to add a faux running stitch around the edge of the patterned paper and letters.

Everything else is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Add A Sentiment
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys  TOP THREE
Dream Valley Challenges:  Square Cards
Come And Get It Challenges:  Father's Day

Friday, 16 June 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Polkadots

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

However, as you will have guessed by now, the DT are challenged to produce something else, and this one is Polkadots!

I've used papers from Fredericka Mini CD which proves that girly papers don't need to just be used for girly cards!  The letters are my own templates and I've added them with foam pads for extra depth.  I've also added dotted liquid pearls plus silver circle die cuts and the sentiment are Clearly Besotted die cuts.

Good luck with the challenge!  For more inspiration, pop over to the challenge blog.

I'd like to enter the following:

Craft Rocket Challenges:  For The Men / Boys
Star Stampz:  Make It For a Man
Cardz 4 Guys:  Something Blue For Dad  TOP THREE
Tuesday Throwdown:  For The Men
International Art and Soul:  For Men

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Seedling For Dad

Another quick Father's Day card and this one is for one of my uncles from his daughter and he is a very keen gardener! The background paper is actually half of a card blank from the Mr Mister range from Dovecraft (I thought it was a paper pack when I bought it!) plus the wooden letters are from the same collection.

I've handwritten the tag and added some dark brown paper twine to the end.  The seedling is an image from Dr Digi which I've coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Add a Sentiment
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys
Always Fun Challenges:  For a Male / Dad  TOP THREE
Cards In Envy:  You're The Man

Friday, 9 June 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Sunshine Yellows

We are half way through the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use Sunshine Yellows.  I've used papers from the Serenity download - printing on both sides of the thin card.  I've made a pin wheel embellishment to decorate a gift box.

I've used a template from Lakeland crafts that I've had for many a year, cutting two of the largest and one of the smallest, layering up and securing with a brad.  The box is a Sizzix die cut which cuts an A4 sheet of card.


Good luck with the challenge!  For more inspiration, pop over to Polkadoodles

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Monochrome Magic:  Twist of Yellow  TWIST WINNER
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Feminine Anything Goes
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes with option of Yellow

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 134 - Shaped Card

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

Shaped Card

I've made a circular card using a From The Heart Stamps image - Little Snowman, which I coloured with Promarkers plus glitter glue.  I've used a Memory Box die around the edges - I cut up two full circles to make the edging and then added a Sizzix banner at the top once I'd printed the personalised message on with my pc.  Extra snowflakes are from two different punches.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop:  It's A Guy Thing
Dies R Us:  Masculine
Happy Little Stampers:  Anything Goes with Dies
ABC Christmas Challenge:  L is for Love (in sentiment) and M is for More than One (lots of snowflakes)

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tea for Dad

A quick and easy card for my Dad for Father's Day.  I've used elements from the Tea Time Set from Dr Digi - one of the backing papers plus the cuppa image.

The wooden letters are a Mr Mister embellishment pack from Dovecraft which I bought ages ago and have been saving them for a Father's Day make!  I've coloured the cuppa image with Promarkers.  Additional embellishments are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Guys:  Something Blue for Father's Day
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes  TOP THREE
Shopping Our Stash:  Dude
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Happy Birthday Granny

I was lucky enough to win the previous Tiddly Inks challenge and had fun spending the gift certificate! This is one of the images I choose - Whatever Blooms.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and watercolour pencils for the background.

I've used some scrap deep purple card from my stash and used Clearly Besotted dies for the words (I had to cut up other words to make Granny!) and used a non branded metal die for the frame.


Charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.  Apologies for the appalling photo - I took it quite early in the morning as I was in a rush to deliver the card and the light, although sunny, was not particularly the best.

I'd like to enter the following:

Tiddly Inks:  Blooming Beautiful
Di's Digi's:  Birthday
Just Us Girls:  Die Cuts
Crafty Purple Frog:  Fabulously Floral
Create and Inspire:  Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks:  Birthday

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tea at Thirty

A card made for a work colleague who turned 30 and enjoys his cups of tea!  Made using papers and image from the Tea Time set from Dr Digi.  I've used my own number templates and added a faux running stitch with a black fine liner pen around the edges of the numbers.

The cuppa has been coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads for depth.


I'd like to enter the following:

A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Monday, 29 May 2017

Good Luck and Happiness

A cute image - Lucky Lil Birdie by From The Heart Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto some black and green card from my stash.

The sentiment came with the image and I've added a button, charm and waxed cord also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Try Stampin' On Tuesday:  Sketch followed
Addicted to Stamps:  Animals
Pile It On:  Animals
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Animals
Kitty Bee Designs:  Animals  TOP PICK

Friday, 26 May 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge: Anything Goes or More Than Two Papers

We are part way through the current Polkadoodle Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenge to use More Than Two Papers.  I've again gone for the Belle Papillon and used up some off cuts of card when I make square card blanks.  I've printed one of the tags from the collection and layered it onto some card too, all edges have been inked and I've cut out some of the butterflies from the collection, slightly curling their wings for extra depth.


The waxed cord, half pearls and pearl ribbon slider are all from my stash.  Great papers and really easy to use that look like lots of effort and time have been spent on them!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Fairy Tale Challenge:  Things With Wings
Paperminutes:  Butterflies
Dream Valley Challenges:  Things With Wings
Scrapbook Stamp Society:  Anything Goes Butterflies  THIRD PLACE

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 133 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've used a kraft card blank as my base and used the negative from the Tim Holtz die, layering the embellishments on the top.  I made the holly leaves and the bow plus the mittens from my own template and this was a personalised card for parents who loved dogs and golf - hence the charms!


The red berries were recycled from some cracker embellishments from a few years ago and everything else was from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge:

I'd like to enter the following:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  J is for Jingle Bells  WINNER and TOP THREE
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas  WINNER
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Flowers

A pretty quick card to make using a From The Heart Stamps image - Precious Gift coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue here and there.  I've used a Lily of The Valley sentiment which I layered onto some deep purple card I found in my stash.

The postage stamp die is an unbranded metal die I bought from ebay and everything else is from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch followed
Double D Challenges:  Multiple Flowers
I Love Promarkers:  Girl's Birthday
Mod Squad:  Birthday Bash
Crafty Cardmakers:  Floral Profusion

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Feet Up and A Cuppa

I've used Feet Up and A Cuppa image from Dr Digi for my Dad who has just had a knee replacement op.  Papers are from my stash, I made the floorboards myself from kraft card and printed the sentiment as well.  Image has been coloured with Promarkers.


I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Make It Manly  TOP FIVE
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Two quick cards

Two quick cards made using scrap card from my stash plus an X Cut star die, a tiny star punch and a set of non branded letter dies.  I've handwritten the tag.

Nothing like trying to get ahead of myself!



I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Masculine
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes plus Sentiment
The Male Room:  Stars

Friday, 12 May 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Die Cut

We are part way through the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to Use A Die Cut.  I've used papers and elements from the Belle Papillon Collection.  I've curled the edges of the butterfly wings for extra depth.  I've slightly distressed the edges of the paper and then inked it for a more shabby look.

All the flowers have been made with the Flowers 2 Die - I found some tissue paper in my stash which I used and layered with left over papers.  Half pearls are from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

CCEE Stampers:  Flowers
Moving Along With The Times:  Butterflies
Country View Crafts:  Flower Power
Crafty Purple Frog:  Flowers
Creative Sketchy Girls:  Flowers and or Butterflies  WINNER

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Lots Of Dots

A quick card from me today, made using Lots A Dots papers from Dr Digi and using my own template letters.  The background is a Sizzix embossing folder and the buttons and twine are all from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles:  Embossing
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 132 - Recycling

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Recycling

I've taken two panels from a box of tissues (is it just me who looks out for stuff that can be reused afterwards?!) and then layered them onto some silver card and then onto red card before adding to the card blank.


The ribbon is from my stash - I have a feeling it is from Tesco a number of years ago, and the wooden snowflakes are from Sainsburys.

Nice and quick to make!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge:  Snowflakes

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

1977

Sometimes its good to make a retro Birthday card - this one was made for a family member.  I've used images from Dr Digi - Camera, Cake and Cuppa plus one of the sentiments from Comic Sentiments Sheet 01.  All these were coloured with Promarkers.

The backing papers are from Bloomin' 70's papers.  Everything else is from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes  DT FAVOURITE
Crafts and Me:  Anything Goes
Pixels and Paper Challenge:  Vintage

Monday, 1 May 2017

From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop - CASE It!

It's the first Monday of the month and welcome to May's From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop!  The theme for this month is:

CASE It!

Each of the Design Team were assigned a team member to CASE - I got Angela and here is her card that I choose:

I like the colours and the angles plus just how clean and simple it is without looking too plain!  And here is my take on it:


I've used Birdbrain Balloon and coloured it with Promarkers plus added glossy accents to the eyes.  The embossed panel is a Sizzix folder and I've added die cut numbers from the same pink card, cut with an unbranded metal die and I've added glitter glue over the top for extra sparkle.

The silver discs are also an unbranded metal die cut and the pink card is from my stash.

Good luck with the hop - you should have arrived at me from Michelle if not, go back to the beginning which is the FTHS blog and make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop by as there will be one lucky participant picked from each blog comments who will win a FTHS image!  I'm the last stop in the hop - please leave me a comment and then go back the the FTHS blog.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Mini

I do like printing directly onto Kraft card as it sometimes takes away the need to colour!  I've used Mini Cooper from Dr Digi, cut it out with an X Cut die and layered it onto some chocolate brown card from my stash.  The papers are Trimcraft - Travel Notes 6x6 stack and I've also layered onto chocolate brown card.


A bit of inking here and there plus a wobbly line around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes

Monday, 24 April 2017

From The Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge - Recycling 2

It's time for a new sketch at From The Heart Stamps and we've gone right back to the beginning with the sketches as Faith is still recovering from her treatment.  The sketches are without twists so just follow the sketch and as long as you use a FTHS then all is good!

I've used Birdie and Balloon and the sentiment comes with the image.  Coloured with promarkers then I distressed the edges of the image along with the freebie papers from a magazine that I've had for quite some time.  Buttons are from my stash along with the organza and satin pink ribbons.


And here is the sketch!


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

Cutie Pie Challenge:  Bunnies or Chicks
Incy Wincy Designs:  So So Cute
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Animals
International Art and Soul:  Wings
The Ribbon Girls:  Ribbon

Friday, 21 April 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Design Sheet

There is a new Polkadoodle challenge starting this week and the theme as always is:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use one a design sheet from one of the collections.  I've gone with Work and Play 12 and all I've added are some buttons and black card from my stash.  The brads on the banner are made with a black fineliner pen and glossy accents, so I cheated a little!


Good luck with the challenge!  For more inspiration, pop over to the blog!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Knockouts:  Lots of Layers
Crafty Gals Corner:  Embellish It
The Paper Shelter:  Sentimental
Come And Get It Challenges:  It's A Girl Thing  TOP THREE
Crafting When We Can:  One For The Girls

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 131 - Kraft Card

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Kraft Card

I've printed the topper directly onto kraft card - I've used one of the Christmas download collections from Polkadoodles.  The stripy card behind is from a Graze box which I've recycled and ribbons are from my stash.


I've cut the main panel with an X Cut fancy die and then added a dotted line of gold 3d paint around the edge.

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

CRAFT Challenge:  Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Vintage
The Paper Shelter:  Sentimental
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Easter Pouch

I've used a fab image from Dr Digi - Cuddly Critters Rabbit to make this Easter egg pouch; actually I made three more or less the same for each of my nieces.  The image has been coloured with Promarkers and I cut it out with an X Cut die.

The top of the pouch is a strip of printed card left over from making a word book (I don't like to throw off cuts away as you never know when you'll need them - I think this is around 4 years old!) - Retro Fun word book collection from Funky Hand, which is now retired and no longer available.


The button is from my stash and I've added a faux running stitch around the edge of the image and pouch top with a black fine liner pen.

Cutie Pie Challenge:  Bunnies / Chicks
Incy Wincy Designs:  So Cute
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Easter
Angie's Digital Stamps:  Easter  TOP THREE
Glitter and Sparkle:  Easter

Monday, 17 April 2017

From The Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge - Recyling 1

It's time for a new From The Heart Stamps sketch challenge. As Faith is still recovering from her treatment we don't have any new sketches to share, so we've decided to go all the way back to the first sketch from 2013!

There are no twists with these sketches - just the sketch.  Please remember that you need to use a FTHS in your creation - there are some freebies in the store if you don't have any of Faith's images.

I've used Spectacular Birdbrain and coloured her up with Promarkers, the sentiment again is a mix between Spectacular Birdbrain and Five Party Birds - I've used PicMonkey to merge the two together.  I've also used buttons from my stash and a charm plus vellum and card that I found; embroidery thread also from my stash.


And here is the sketch for you to follow:


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

Come and Get It Challenges:  It's A Girl Thing
Crafting When We Can: One For The Girls
International Art and Soul:  Wings  TOP THREE
Crafty Friends:  Animals
My Time To Craft:  No Designer Paper

Friday, 14 April 2017

I'm Not Over The Hill.....

Bugaboo images are always quick and easy to colour up - this one is Gus Birthday - Over The Hill.  I've used Promarkers and watercolour pencils to colour.  I've used chocolate brown card from my stash for layering plus some brown half pearls.  Papers are Papermania For Him 6x6 stack.


I'd like to enter the following:

Stella Says Sketch:  Sketch followed  SECOND PLACE
CCEE Stampers:  Humour
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge:  Anything Goes

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Anything But Square

We are part way through the current Polkadoodles challenge which is (as always)

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make Anything But Square and here is my effort.  I've used papers from the Fredericka Mini Collection.  I've used my own large number templates and dotted around the edges with liquid pearls.  I made the banners using wooden skewers and off cuts of card - the letters are all hand written and I finished them off with dots made using a fine liner black pen.


I've added star die cuts (X Cut) from shiny silver spotty card I found in my stash.  Good luck with our challenge - pop over to the blog for lots of wonderful inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  Birthday Sentiment  TOP FIVE
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge:  Pastels
Words 2 Craft By:  Numbers

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Wilbur The Whale

Here is a cute digi from Dr Digi - Wilbur The Whale!  I've coloured him with Promarkers plus added glitter glue to his splash and glossy accents over his eye.

Papers are all Echo Park - Splash and I've hand written the sentiment and the buttons and embroidery thread are all from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Sketch Aunts:  Sketch followed
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Anything Goes
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Vintage Truck

It's been a long long time since I joined in with a Tiddly Inks challenge.  If I'd have been a tad more organised I would have entered the challenge prior to the current one - I even made two cards but forgot to blog them in time!  Doh

Anyway, here is one using up some scrap paper I found in my stash - I have a sneaky feeling that it is Funky Hand and it just went so well with all the kraft.  The image is Father's Day Vintage Truck and I printed it directly onto the kraft card, inked the edges (with a very worn inkpad!) added glossy accents over the word Dad and tied a little clock charm with waxed cord - both from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Tiddly Inks:  Road Trip  WINNER
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society:  Anything Goes with Kraft  TOP FIVE