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
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
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
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
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