Friday, 12 October 2018

Daring Card Makers - Pets

Time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme for the week is

Pets

I don't actually have any pets but this cute Woof You clear acrylic stamp from Polkadoodles.  I've coloured him with Promarkers and added papers also from Polkadoodles - Great Outdoors A5 paper pack, layering up with chocolate brown card from my stash.


I've used a stitched circles die from Polkadoodles and layered it onto a Spellbinders scalloped die.  The ribbon is from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CCEE Stampers:  Dogs
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers:  Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Critters

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 169 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've made this cute mistletoe card using papers from Polkadoodles - Ho Ho Ho 6x6 stack with a die cut circle from some vellum I had kicking about.  The mistletoe die I've cut from an offcut of green card I found in my stash and added some different sized half pearls for the berries.


Ribbons are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT:  Christmas
Time Out Challenges:  Colourful
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Occasions
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes Christmas

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 199 Inspiration

We are half way through the current Little Miss Muffet Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

One lucky entry will win a $10 gift certificate to the store!  I've used Holiday Truck and combined it with the trees and wreath and coloured with Promarkers.  The background has been made with a stitched mountain die and I've inked the snowy caps and added glitter.


The sentiment die is from Clearly Besotted.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT:  Christmas
Moving Along With The Times:  For A Man
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Holidays

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Dr Demento

This image just said 'Monster Birthday' to me as soon as I saw it!  I've used Dr Demento from Dr Digi and coloured it up with Promarkers.  I've handwritten the sentiment onto some lime green cardstock I had in my stash.


The papers are from Funky Hand - Spooky Dookie download and are no longer available (I'm trying to use up what I have in my stash!)  I'd like to enter the following:

A2Z Scrapbooking:  Frightfully Fun
Always Happy Birthday:  Happy Birthday
Crafty Hazlenut Patterned Paper:  Anything Goes
Happy Craft Challenge:  Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges:  Anything Goes

Friday, 5 October 2018

Daring Card Makers - October Elemental Inspiration

It's Friday so time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme, as it is the first Friday of the month, its a Elemental Inspirational challenge.

You need to use at least 3 of the elements - colour counts as one choice.


I've used the colours, plus the pattern (top row third from left), leaves, recycling (the bottle) and text.


The aqua cardstock was a card blank that I cut down and I used a PaperAtsy oak leaf die to cut out of an old Graze box which I've added some waxed cord to tie them together/  I've used the offcuts of the cardblank as a scalloped pattern with offcuts of a printed paper pad underneath.

The gold dew drops are from my stash and the sentiment is an X Cut die, cut from a scrap of chocolate brown card.

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

Craft Rocket Challenges:  Autumn / Halloween
Moving Along With The Times:  Autumn / Fall
Crafty Gals Corner:  Fall
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Fall

Polkadoodles Challenge - A Little Bit Scary or Anything Goes

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the DT were challenged to make something A Little Bit Scary!

I've made some rice krispie cakes using two of the toppers from the Winnie Wednesday download, layered them onto die cut circles using glittery card that I've had in my stash for years plus X Cut star die cuts, and using orange card I've had in my stash for years too.


Needless to say the cakes are long gone!  I'd like to enter the following:

Craft Rocket Challenges:  Autumn / Halloween
The Crafty Addicts:  Spooky
Die Cut Diva's:  Autumn / Halloween
Fabrika Fantasy:  Halloween

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 40 - Sponsored by Kinda Cute

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and we are sponsored by Kinda Cute.  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used one of the Unicorns from the set and coloured it up with Promarkers.  I have a lot of offcuts of card stock that I use for card bases so have used one here and layered the image to hang over the edge to make it look bigger!  The banners have been made with offcuts of thin card that I coloured with Promarkers.


Half pearls from my stash and I doodled a line around the edge with a black fineliner pen.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 199

It's time for a new Little Miss Muffet Stamps challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used Polka Dot Pals Lakyn and coloured her with Promarkers.  I've used a Clearly Besotted die to cut the landscape and added some Memory Box fluffy clouds to the sheet of blue card from my stash.


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

Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Feminine
The House That Stamps Built:  Up In The Air
Happy Craft Challenge:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 369 - 3 Of A Kind

We're at the start of a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers and the theme for the fortnight is

Three Of A Kind

We are sponsored by Bugaboo and I've used some rather old papers from Funky Hand that are no longer available - I found them in my stash plus half pearls from my stash and organza ribbon.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment came with the image.  I've used a Sizzix die to cut the shape and then layered it with matching papers.


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

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Birthday Cake

A nice quick and clean card made for a work colleagues recent birthday - I've used Cake and Candles from Dr Digi and coloured it up with Promarkers.


I scored a border around the edge and added some card candy from my stash.  I'd like to enter the following:

Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday:  Happy Birthday
Cards Galore Encore:  Anything Goes

Friday, 28 September 2018

Daring Card Makers - With A Flourish

Welcome to a new Daring Card Makers Challenge and the theme this week is

With A Flourish

I was asked to make a 40th Birthday card for a work colleague with a pink and flower theme so this is what I've made:


I found the papers in my stash and I've cut the numbers by using my own template and then layered a Marianne Creatables swirly die cut over the top, cutting it where it went over the edge.  The flowers are also a die cut and I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edges of the numbers and card.

Ribbon is from my stash and the half pearls too.  I've handwritten the sentiments.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 39 - Sponsored by Fred She Said

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

Our challenges each last for two weeks and as long as you have coloured your image yourself then you can enter!  Up to a maximum of twice per challenge!  This week we are sponsored by Fred She Said and I've used Dancing Penguin and coloured him with Promarkers.  I've created the background using Polkadoodles Layering Trees die and Scenic Landscapes die.


I've added some glitter glue here and there and the ribbon is from my stash and I've handwritten the Sizzix tag.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Alphabet Challenge:  N is for Nature
Brown Sugar:  All Creatures Great and Small
Jingle Belles:  Let It Snow
Winter Wonderland:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 168 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme is

Anything Goes

I've used a cute Simply Print image from Lily of the Valley which is no longer available and have added a little glitter glue here and there to it.  The paper is from Polkadoodles - Ho Ho Ho Christmas 6x6 pad and I've inked the edges and added a doodled border.


The poinsettia is one I've had for ages from Hobbycraft (bought a few packs of them in a January sale years ago), frame is a Spellbinders die and ribbon, embroidery thread and charm are from my stash.

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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin';  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday:  Holidays
Creative Craft Cottage:  Ribbon or Lace
Merry Little Christmas:  Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 198 - Inspiration

We are half way through the current Little Miss Muffet challenge and I've used this cute Swings n Slides Lil Monster digi, coloured him up with Promarkers and added him to some really old papers I found in my stash - Debbie Mumm - Nursery Rhyme and some are glittered.


The sentiment stamp was a magazine freebie from a long time ago and I've added some waxed thread from my stash for accents.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday:  Happy Birthday
Daisy Chain:  Birthday

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Dad's 70th - Y is for

And here is the final page of my Dad's 70th Birthday card, this week giving the letter Y from the work seventY.  I've used Weekend Walter from Dr Digi, 70's TV and also Coffee Table (the tv covers the daffs).  All coloured with Promarkers.


The floorboards are made with an off cut of kraft card that I've made to look like wood and the wallpaper is a magazine freebie that I've had for an age.  Large letter is chipboard that I've coloured with a black marker and the other letters are cut from my Sizzix alphabet - Round-A-Bout.

I'd like to enter the following:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges:  Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff:  Spots and Dots

Friday, 21 September 2018

Daring Card Makers - Turn Up The Beads

It's Friday so time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge!  The theme has been set and it is:

Turn Up The Beads

So we want to see beads on your projects!  I've used a Polkadoodles die - Merry Christmas which I've cut three times from some deep red card I had in my stash and then layered together.

The burgundy ribbon is also from my stash along with the seed beads.  The cardstock that I've used is lightly ribbed off-white card which was donated to me from one of my cousins a number of years ago after she made all her Wedding stationery!



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

Moving Along With The Times:  Ribbon
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes with a Handtied Ribbon
Creative Craft:  Ribbon or Lace
Sparkles Forum Challenges:  Dies or Punches
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 38 - Sponsored by The Paper Shelter

Another new Colour Crazy Challenge starts today and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and I've used Urban and Modern Boy, coloured him with Promarkers and used some scrap papers I found in my stash as I am trying so hard to use up what I have as it seems to have accumulated some what!


I cut the banners with an unbranded die and the stars are X Cut; I've hand written the sentiment with a white gel pen.

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

Craft Rocket:  Boys / Men
Seize The Birthday:  Die Cuts or Punches
Always Happy Birthday:  Birthday
Daisy Chain:  Birthday

Polkadoodle Challenge - Forgotten Technique or Anything Goes

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme for the fortnight is as always

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use a forgotten technique so I dug out some spray inks (some were gifted to me quite a few years ago by a friend who was having a clear out and I've bought two since!) - I've used silver, blue, purple and green on the off cut of card before layering my Little Dude - Cool Dude


I've used a die cut number set to add the silver numbers.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It Challenges:  Favourite Boy or Girl (this is for my eldest sons Birthday!)
Craft Rocket:  Boys / Men
Seize The Birthday:  Die Cuts or Punches
Always Happy Birthday:  Birthday
Daisy Chain:  Birthday
Dies R Us:  What's your Number

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 198

Time for a new Little Miss Muffet Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used this cute Pick Me Up Truck and coloured it with Promarkers.  Papers are from Polkadoodles - Great Outdoors A5 pad - I've chopped and changed one of the sheets to get the imagery that I wanted and then added some wooden stars from my stash and some twine.


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

Craft Rocket:  Boys / Men
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Country View Crafts:  Plans, Trains and Automobiles
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Any Cards
Crafting By Designs:  You're The Man

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 368 - Animals

A new challenge has started over at I Love Promarkers and its sponsored by Dr Digi.  The theme is

Animals

I've used Schrodinger and coloured him up with Promarkers plus added glossy accents on his eyes and nose.  The organza ribbon is from my stash and I've added a background using a Sizzix embossing folder and the outer part of the Bubbleiious Frames die from Polkadoodles.


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

Crafty Gals Corner:  3 or More Layers
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Show Some Texture

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Dad's 70th - T is for

This is the next to last page of the 70th Birthday card I made my Dad earlier this year.  This one is the letter T from the word sevenTy and features Professor Wiggingson and Lightbulb.  Both have been coloured with promarkers and I've used papers that I found in my stash (and had far too long) for the background.


The large letter T is a chipboard letter, coloured with a black marker and the other letters have been cut using my Sizzix Round-A-Bout alphabet set.

Final week next week - the letter Y!  I'd like to enter the following:

Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps:  Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys:  Fall Colours
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes

Friday, 14 September 2018

Daring Card Makers - Embossing

It's my turn to host the current Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme that I've chosen is:

Embossing

I've used a Sizzix embossing folder as my background and then added various X Cut die stars and some tiny punched stars plus some circle die cuts, using up random bits of papers and kraft card from my stash plus some buttons and waxed cord, also from my stash.  The non-kraft papers are from a now retired Funky Hand download (and probably my all time favourite!) Boys and Girls.


I've handwritten the sentiment to finish.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
The Male Room:  Geometric
The Paper Shelter:  Embossing
Always Happy Birthday:  Happy Birthday
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Birthday
House of Cards:  Birthday

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 37 - Sponsored by Crafty Sentiments

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and I've used Herbie The Bear, coloured her up with Promarkers.  I've used die cut snowflakes, cut from offcuts of the base card plus glitter card (which I've had for absolute years in my stash!)


Half pearls are also from my stash along with the ribbon, bakers twine and little candy cane charm.  The sentiment is a Cut and Make die (bought from The Range for £1).

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

ABC Christmas Challenge:  S is for Snow
Classic Design Team Open Challenge:  Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage:  Pearls / Gems

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 168 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge!  And the theme is

Anything Goes

I've created this rather cute card using the lovely Ice Skating die from Polkadoodles which I've cut two - one from white glitter card and the other from red and layered them up plus added liquid pearl dots for the laces and a half pearl to the centre of the bow.


I've made the card using the Fanciful Circles die set plus added dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the inner circle.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Moo Mania:  Circles
Watercooler Wednesday:  Occasions
Merry Little Christmas:  Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 197 Inspiration

We are half way through the current Little Miss Muffet challenge and the theme is always

Anything Goes

I've used Polka Dot Pals Joshua and Joshua Tree.  Both have been coloured with Promarkers and I've used coloured pencils for the background.  Papers are from Polkadoodles - Great Outdoors A5 pad.


I've used some chocolate brown card I found in my stash for layering and the brad is also from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
LeAnn's World:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Dad's 70th - N is for

And here I am again, this time with the letter N from seveNty!  I've used Tea Trolly Dolly (as employee of the year) and Night Nurse Nina from Dr Digi.

Floor and wall are papers I found in my stash that I've had for far too long and the large letter N is a chipboard letter that I've coloured with a black marker and the other letters and numbers have been cut with my Sizzix Round-A-Bout alphabet set.


Next week is letter T!  I'd like to enter the following:

Always Fun Challenges:  Create a Scene
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Catch The Bug:  Make Us Smile
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes

Friday, 7 September 2018

Daring Card Makers - September Elemental Inspiration

It's the first Friday of the month so its the Elemental Inspiration photo from the Daring Card Makers!  Don't forget that you need to use at least three elements from the photo and please list them too!


I've used the ice lolly, waves, lettering, dark blue, cyan blue and clean lines.  The ice lolly is from Polkadoodles - Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles download and I've coloured it with Promarkers.


I've scored a border around the edge of the card and the waves die is from Memory Box and I've used scraps from my big folder.  The sentiment is an unbranded die and it cuts beautifully!

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

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
DLART:  Thankful
City Crafter:  By Sea or Sky
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 36 - Sponsored by Knitty Kitty

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis, We were able to work with Build A Snow Scene set and I've coloured up this funky flamingo with Promarkers and added various non branded dies from my stash to create the background.


I've added a snowflake charm and bakers twine from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Gals:  Beautiful Backgrounds
Little Red Wagon:  CAS
Watercooler Wednesday:  Feminine
Unicorn Challenge:  Add A Charm
Crafty Cardmakers:  All Creatures Great and Small

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Great Outdoors

It's Friday so time for a new Polkadoodles challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

And the DT were challenge to the theme of Great Outdoors

I've used the Foxy Fun die from the Great Outdoors collection and used papers from the Hair / Skin / Fur paper pack and the patterned background from The Great Outdoors A5 paper pad.  I've cut a frame using the Fabulous Mitred Frames die.

And to finish off I've used my own Sizzix lettering dies to spell out the word Fox.  So very cute!  I really do enjoy making things other than cards and I like the idea of adding these as a feature on a wall!  I made a whole set of them with all the different dies - just now where to hang them!


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

As You Like It:  Favourite Non-Card and Why
Give A Crafter A Cookie:  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Stinkin' Inkers:  Leaves are Falling - Fall Colours
Crafty Cardmakers:  All Creatures Great and Small

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 197

The new Little Miss Muffet Stamps challenge has started and the theme is

Anything Goes

I've used a recent new release - Polka Dot Pals Wyleen and coloured her with Promarkers.  I found the papers in my stash and the ribbon too plus added die cut snowflakes from glitter card.  I've added half pearls to the centres plus dotted a line of liquid pearls around the edge of the card and paper.


I cut the image with the Polkadoodles Fanciful Circles die.  I'd like to enter the following:

Sketch Aunts:  Sketch followed
ABC Christmas Challenge:  S is for Snow
Christmas At Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Feminine
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 367 - No Patterned Papers

I've joined the I Love Promarkers Design Team!  And here is my first challenge which is sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.  The theme for the fortnight is

No Patterned Papers

I've used Cute Zebra 3 and coloured him with Promarkers and I've managed to use up some of my off cuts of card to make the base and I've doodled a border around the edge with a black fine liner pen.


The image has been added with foam pads to give it a bit of depth.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
Double D Challenges:  Let's Pop A Wheel
Little Red Wagon:  CAS
Crafty Cardmakers:  All Creatures Great and Small

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Dad's 70th - E is for

Here I am again with another page of my Dad's 70th birthday card from earlier this year.  This week it is the letter E of sevEnty and I've used Feet Up and a Cuppa and Lamp images from Dr Digi.  I've coloured both with Promarkers and I made the floor myself from an off cut of kraft card.


The wallpaper is some papers that I've had in my stash for ages and were from a magazine.  letters are Sizzix Round-A-Bout and the large E is a chipboard shape that I've coloured with a black marker.

Next week is the letter N!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash:  Crazy for Colouring

Friday, 31 August 2018

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Travelling

Time for a new Daring Cardmakers Challenge and the theme for this week is.

Travelling

I recently bought this cute little space rocket die - Cut and Make - for £1 from The Range.  I cut it twice and then cut the flames again twice to layer up.


I made the background with spray inks - silver and copper plus added some tiny punched silver stars.

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

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Double D Challenges:  Moon / Stars
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Splatter It

Colour Craxy Challenge - Week 35 - Sponsored by Moonflower

Time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Moonflower.  And the challenge theme as always is

Anything Goes

I picked this cute image - Gigi Little Mermaid and coloured her up with Promarkers plus a little bit of glitter here and there.  The background frame has been cut by the Bubblicious frame from Polkadoodles and I found a random bit of card in my stash which matched the colours!


I've added a die cut circle from vellum plus some other bits and bobs I found in my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Magical
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's:  What Makes You Happy with a Die Cut
International Art and Soul:  Marine, Ocean or Sea

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 167 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've made a Christmas Tree using a box template I found on google and then cut out all the little tags (backed them onto off cuts of kraft card first) from the Holly Jolly 6x6 paper pack.  I wrapped some bakers twine around the tree first so I could then add the pegs to make it look like they were clipped to it.  When actually I've used foam pads underneath the numbers to stick them to the tree - was just a lot easier!


Something a bit different and quirky!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Gals:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Goes  TOP PICK
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes Christmas

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 196 Inspiration

We are half way through the current Little Miss Muffet stamps challenge and I'm here with some more inspiration.  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used Candy Floss Crew Quentin and coloured him with Promarkers.  I've used a freebie sentiment stamp that I've had for an absolute age and use time and time again; the chocolate brown card is from my stash and I've added a dotted white line with a white gel pen around the edge.


The papers are double sided 6x6 papers from Dovecraft - More or Less and I've lightly distressed them.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch followed
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Boys / Men
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  For The Boys

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Dad's 70th - V is for

I'm back with letter v from the word seVenty!  Part of the card I made for my Dad's birthday earlier this year.  I've used the following images from Dr Digi; CameraLava LampValve Radio and also Bloomin' 70's papers.

All images have been coloured with promarkers and I added glossy accents on the front of the lava lamp.  Tags have been handwritten and I researched the items to get an approximate year of significance.


The large letter V is a chipboard shape which I've coloured with a black marker and the other letters are from my Sizzix Round-A-Bout alphabet die set.  See you next week with another letter!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cute and Crafty:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Autumn Colours
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge:  Anything Goes
Allsorts:  Music

Friday, 24 August 2018

Daring Card Makers - Back To School

It's Friday so time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme for this week is:

Back To School

I've used papers from the Back To School mega kit from Echo Park and added a sentiment from a retired Jellypark kit plus all the die cuts are from unbranded dies (really cute set from ebay!)


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

4 Crafty Chicks:  Back To School
CRAFT:  Back To School
Crafty Sentiments:  Back To School
Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Back to School

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 34 - Sponsored by Polkadoodles

Today starts a new Colour Crazy challenge and for the fortnight the theme is

Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Polkadoodles and I've used this cute Winnie - Expecting a New Baby from the Celebrations 3 collection.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and added a little bit of glitter glue here and there for a bit of sparkle!


I found the blue paper in my stash and I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge of the card and image and the organza ribbon is from my stash along with the cute feet charm.

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

Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes plus a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday:  Just For Girls
Southern Girls:  Add Some Metal
Crafty Gals:  Ribbon or Bow
Fab N Funky:  Babies

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use Flowers

It's time for a new Polkaoodles challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use flowers and I've used a number of different products that were recently part of the One Day Special on Hochanda.  First up is the Merry Christmas die in the central panel plus the Poinsettia Lace die (cut with two different shades of red card) and I've added tiny micro beads to the centres.


The papers are offcuts from a previous project and come from the Holly Jolly 6x6 paper pack.  A little bit of inking and the card is complete!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Gals:  Dies
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Holidays
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 196 - Anything Goes

It's the start of a new Little Miss Muffet challenge and the theme for the fortnight is

Anything Goes

I've used a recent new release image - Polka Dot Pals Avonlee and coloured her with Promarkers.  I used an X Cut die to cut the oval and the papers are all magazine freebies that I've had for a long time


I found some pretty flowers in my stash and added them - I wound the stems around a pencil to get the curl before adding to the card.  I've added tiny half pearls to the centre of the flowers in her hair and on her shoes, and also larger ones to the top of the card.

Good luck with the challenge!

Craft Rocket:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Just For Girls
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Flowers

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Dad's 70th - E is for

Here is the second part of the word sEventy for my Dad's birthday earlier this year.  I've used BBQ Bill from Dr Digi along with Balls and the freebie Sunshade.  All have been coloured with Promarkers.

The large letter E is a chipboard letter that I coloured using a marker and the other letters are from my Sizzix Round-A-Bout alphabet set.


Clouds have been cut with a Memory Box die and the grass are various dies (negative also used) from my stash.

See you next week for the letter V!

Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Boys To Men
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Die Cuts

Friday, 17 August 2018

Daring Card Makers Challenge - What's Cooking?

We have a new challenge theme over at Daring Card Makers and this week it is:

What's Cooking?

I've used an unbranded baking set die for the apron and utensils, cutting them from an offcut of card I found in my stash along with recycling a handle from a shopping bag.


The baking tray has been cut and then Card Candy added to look like cookies!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Daisy Chain:  Anything Goes
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic:  Monochrome with Twist of Girly

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Challenge 195 Inspiration

We are part way through the current Little Miss Muffet challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

For your inspiration I have used Polka Dot Pals Attina and coloured her with Promarkers plus coloured pencils in the background.

I found some papers in my stash that matched the ribbon perfectly and I've cut them out using the Fanciful Circles dies from Polkadoodles and the image has been cut with Polkadoodles Stitched Cirles die.


I've added ribbon, embroidrey thread and a charm from my stash and added a dotted line around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Back to Basics:  Use a Digital Image
Crafterholics R Us:  Anything Goes  TOP PICK
Crafty Gals Corner:  Ribbon or Bow
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Ike's World:  Anything Goes with Under The Sea Twist

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 165 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've made this cute mitten shaped card using my own template and papers from the Ho Ho Ho 6x6 paper pack from Polkadoodles.  The buttons and half pearls are from my stash (and I have that many I could find ones to match the papers!)


I've made the pom poms using my own template.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT:  Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe:  Birthday or Buttons
Creatalicious:  Anything Goes with option of non square or rectangle card
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes  TOP PICK

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Dad's 70th - S is for...

Here is the first 'page' of my Dad's 70th Birthday card that I made earlier this year.  I've used Summer Holiday and Sandcastle from Dr Digi and both have been coloured with Promarkers with coloured pencils in the background.

Each page took a letter from the word SEVENTY so watch out for the others!

I've used an old road map as the background and the letters are Sizzix Round-a-Bout die cuts and the large S is a chipboard letter that I've coloured with a marker.



I'd like to enter the following:

Always Happy Birthday:  Anything Goes with optional theme of water
Country View Crafts:  Sun, Sea and Sand
Crafteezee:  Summer
Kreative-Kauf Challenge:  Where You Like To Go On Holiday
Unicorn Challenge:  At The Beach

Friday, 10 August 2018

Daring Cardmaker Challenge - Let's Go Nautical!

Time for a new DCM challenge and the theme for this week is

Let's Go Nautical!

I've used a pre coloured topper from The Hobby House which is from a set and I won these a while back and thought it would be perfect for this challenge!


The red and blue card I found in my stash along with the little seahorse charm and the bakers twine.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday:  Anything Goes with Option of Water
Country View Challenges:  Sun, Sea or Sand
Creative Craft Cottage:  No Patterned Paper