Tuesday, 25 February 2020

On Your Retirement - Part 5

And here is the last page of the retirement card using Anglin' Andy from Dr Digi.  Coloured up with Promarkers plus really ancient Papermania For Him Colossal 6x6 stack.  Sentiment stamped with Calico Studio alphabet stamps and over the top I've added glossy accents.


Friday, 21 February 2020

Daring Card Makers Challenge - All Tied Up

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

All Tied Up

I've used an All Dressed Up image and coloured it with Promarkers, adding it to the card blank with foam pads so it stands out.  Ribbon is from my stash and I've stamped the sentiment using a Lawn Fawn stamp - Happy, Happy, Happy.


Half pearls from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge.  I'd like to enter the following:

Avenue 613:  Anything Goes with Buttons or Bows
Stamping Sensation:  Feminine
Crafty Friends:  Gemstones / Pearls
Creations In Pink:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 7 - Twinkle Lane Designs

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

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs and I've used Vintage Camera, coloured with Promarkers.  I've kept the card very clean and simple, just using different shades of kraft card for layering (one was recycled from a Wedding invitation) and black card from my stash.


The sentiment is a mixture of Lawn Fawn and Clearly Besotted stamps and I've added some little half black pearls and a charm from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CD Sunday Plus:  Anything Goes
Crafters Castle:  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

I Love Promarkers Challenge 404 - Ikes Art

It's Wednesday so time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge!  The theme this fortnight is

For A Girl

And we are sponsored by Ikes Art.  I've used Lilac and coloured it with Promarkers plus added some tiny lilac, purple and white half pearls to the flowers.  This is for an 8th Wedding Anniversary which is denoted by flowers.


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

Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge:  Hand Coloured Image

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

On Your Retirement - Part 4

Here is the penultimate page of the retirement card I made for a work colleague.  This one features Ambrose King of the Waves from Dr Digi and I've coloured him with Promarkers plus glossy accents on his goggles and glasses.


Sentiment has been stamped with a Calico Studio alphabet set with glossy accents over the top.  Papers are Papermania For Him 6x6 colossal stack and is keeping with the organisational corporate colours.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  For The Boys
Unicorn Challenge:  Anything Goes
A Place To Start:  Masculine

Friday, 14 February 2020

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Someone or Something You Love

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

Someone or Something You Love

I've used Cuppa from Dr Digi and coloured it with Promarkers.  Papers are from Funky Hand which are sadly no longer available (I am trying to use up all the oddments in my stash) and I found some die cut letters that I bought before I had a die cutting machine, so coloured them with Promarkers to match the colour of the cup.


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

Pattie's Creations:  Love
Aud Sentiments:  Love
Crafty Creations:  Add a Heart
Fab n Funky:  Love

Polkadoodles Challenge - Sorry I'm Late

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

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a Sorry I'm Late card so I've used Winston Bear - Etty Shy and coloured her with Promarkers.  I've kept the card really clean and simple and have added a vellum die cut using the Posydoodles Basics Circles die, layered on the Bubblicious die; plus the tag was handwritten and I used the Posydoodles Basics Tag die.  I've added a vellum butterfly die cut


I've added a few pink gems to the flowers and the butterfly for extra detail.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz:  Anything Goes with option of Critter
Paper Funday: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 6 - Bugaboo

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

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo and I've used one of the images kindly provided by the sponsor for the DT to use - Gus Birthday Recount and I've coloured him with Promarkers; the sentiment came with the image.


I've used some really old papers that I found in my stash - these are from Funky Hand - as I'm trying to use up all my old stash.

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

Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Occasions

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Crimbo Crackers - Challenge 204 - Cute

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

Cute
I've used a cute Bugaboo image - Christmas Bear and coloured it up with Promarkers and made a word book using my large 10cm letter dies and then layering them onto some red card from my stash.

I've added iridescent snowflakes with half pearl centres and I printed the sentiment tag from my computer with ribbon from my stash.


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

Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Buttons and Bows
Krafty Chicks:  Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Feature a Sentiment

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

On Your Retirement - Part 3

Here is the third page of the retirement card I made for a work colleague.  This one uses Wallace the Waiter and I've added Coffee Mug to the stack of plates.

All coloured with Promarkers plus Calico Studio alphabet stamp set then glossy accents over the top.

Papers from Papermania 'For Him' Colossal 6x6 stack that I've had in my stash for probably a century.


I'd like to enter the following:

Arty Diva's:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge:  Anything Goes
A Place To Start:  Masculine

Friday, 7 February 2020

Daring Card Makers Challenge - February Elemental Inspirational

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers Challenge and as it is the first Friday of the month, it is time for an Elemental Inspirational photo.  I'm the hostess this week and here is my theme:



Colour can only count as one item but you need to be able to match three to enter and to tell us what they are!  I've used the cactus, red hearts on a stick, the twine and also the scalloped edge.


The image is from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and I've used a die to cut the postage stamp edge.  Two hat pins with red die cut heart added are tied to the card with waxed cord.

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

Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Creatalicious:  Anything Goes with option of Hearts
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 5 - Ching-Chou Kuik

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

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik and I've used Love Is In the Air image, coloured with Promarkers and used papers from my stash (some of the spots are glittered).  Ribbon is also from my stash and I've used some of the Pretty Paper Flowers from Polkadoodles.


Sentiment has been computer generated and I've layered the image with off-cuts of card from my stash.

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

Ching-Chou Kuik:  Someone Special
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper:  Anything Goes
Daisy Chain:  For the Girls
Craft Rocket:  Bows

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

I Love Promarkers Challenge 403 - Sponsored by Bugaboo

It's time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge and this fortnight we are sponsored by Bugaboo and the theme is

Love

I've used Elephant Love and coloured it with Promarkers plus glitter glue on the hair bow.  The papers were random off cuts I found in my stash and I've had for at least 10 years!  Half pearls also from my stash plus the bakers twine and heart charm.


Sentiment has been stamped with a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp.  Good luck with the challenge! I'd like to enter the following:

2 Crafty Crazy Critters:  Anything Goes
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations:  Love
Aud Sentiments:  Love / Valentine

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

On Your Retirement - Part 2

Here is the second part of the retirement card - using Commuter Colin which I've coloured with Promarkers and coloured pencils.  Sentiment again has been stamped with a Calico Studio alphabet set plus added glossy accents over the top.



Papers are Papermania, For Him Colossal 6x6 paper pack.  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafters Cafe:  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
A Place to Start:  Masculine

Friday, 31 January 2020

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Layer It Up!

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers Challenge and the theme this week is

Layer It Up

I bought some fab glittery silver card from the Poundshop before Christmas (on the pretext that it will come in some day!) and used my large alphabet dies to cut the letters, layering onto back card from my stash.


The stars are cut using an X Cut die and bits of random off cuts from my stash - I have a tin that I keep all the little off cuts in as you never know when you're going to need them!

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

Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon:  Masculine
Watercooler Wednesday:  All About Occasions

Polkadoodles Challenge - Reveal Card

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

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a reveal card, which is something I've never made, so after a bit of thinking and moving papers round, I came up with this!

I've used the ice-lolly from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles, coloured with Promarkers plus added glossy accents on the top chocolate layer and then dropped lots of random seed beads to look like sprinkles.  I also used the cloud paper from Winnie Celebrations 1.  I've used the fluffy cloud dies for extra interest on the card and also as part of the actual reveal.

To cut the reveal window, and the slot from which the pull tab exits, I've used the Door / Window / Flap die and I hand wrote all the sentiments.


And the pull tab reveals:

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

Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks:  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  Digital Image
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes
Arty Diva's:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 4 - Polkadoodles

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

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and I've used Bella Bear Boutique and coloured her with Promarkers.  I've printed the sentiment from my computer, used ribbons and charm from my stash and the papers are from Dovecraft Back to Basics 3 - all are offcuts from previous projects and I wanted to use them up!


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

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Creatures Great and Small

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 203 - Mini Cards

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

Mini Cards

I've got lots of strips of card that are left overs from making card blanks and because I don't throw anything away, its got to the point that I need to use them!  So I've made these mini cards which are approx 3 inches square.  The music paper is from Dovecraft - Glad Tidings 6x6 stack and I found some chocolate brown and deep red card from my stash.


I've cut the fancy panel with a die (again, more off-cuts of card used!) and the wooden reindeer toppers are a few years old from Hobbycraft.  Twine from my stash.

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

CRAFT:  Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics:  Sing a long with Santa
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Christmas Goes

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

On Your Retirement - Part 1

One of our Directors at work eventually retired (this was the third time of trying!) and I made a card for the whole office and other colleagues to sign!

This is the front page and uses Mastermind from Dr Digi; coloured with Promarkers, the sentiment is a Calico Studio alphabet stamp which I've then added glossy accents over the top.


Papers are in keeping with the organisation colour theme and are from Papermania - For Him Colossal 6x6 paper stack (I've had these in my stash for years!)

I'd like to enter the following:

A Place to Start:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Spots and Dots
Incy Wincy:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes

Friday, 24 January 2020

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Cheer Someone Up

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers Challenge and the theme for this week is

Cheer Someone Up

I've used a Tiddly Inks image which is no longer available and used Promarkers to colour - the sentiment came with the image and I've found some co-ordinating papers in my stash (I think they are all retired Funky Hand) so its helped me to use up some of the pile I have sitting around doing nothing!


The ribbon and half pearls are all from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
The Paper Funday:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 3 - Dr Digi

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

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Dr Digi and I've used Mr Speaker, coloured him with Promarkers and added him to a brick paper I found in my stash.  I've added a die cut fence and some grass plus half pearls.


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

QKR Stampede:  Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks:  All Occasions
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday
Watercooler Wednesdays:  Masculine

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

I Love Promarkers Challenge 402 - Sheepski Designs

It's time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge and this fortnight we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs and the theme is

Embossing

I've used the fab Curly image, coloured him with Promarkers and added some embossed die cut circles - both are Cuttlebug folders, plus added some half pearls.


I've also embossed the edges of the card blank.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Mod Squad:  Animals

Friday, 17 January 2020

Daring Card Makers Challenge - Something New

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers Challenge and I'm the host this week and my theme is

Something New

One of my cousins is due to have a baby girl at the end of the month and I've made this card in preparation!  I've used a Little Miss Muffet stamp (which is currently unavailable), coloured with Promarkers and edged it with heart die cuts to mirror the card blank.  The sentiment die, I think is Lawn Fawn, and I cut it twice for extra depth.


The paper I found in my stash - trying to use up all the bits that I have (I have loads) and the ribbon, bakers twine and little charm are also from my stash.

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

Cute Card Thursday:  What's New?
Moving Along With The Times:  Something New
Tales From The Craft Room:  Something New
Passion For Promarkers:  Animals

Polkadoodles Challenge - Valentine

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

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a Valentine's card and I've used the rather Some Bunny Adores You digi, coloured with Promarkers and layered onto a really old paper from Sugar Birdies (I'm trying to use up all my oddments!)  The sentiment comes with the digi and I've added it along with some wooden hearts, waxed cord and a heart charm, all from my stash.


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

2 Crafty Crazy Critters:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Country View Challenges:  Love
Let's Craft and Create:  Love is in the Air

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 2 - Knitty Kitty

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

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Knitty Kitty Digis and I've used Cattaccino and coloured it with Promarkers.  Papers are from Dovcraft 6x6 More or Less double sided stack.  Buttons and flowers are from my stash!


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

Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes
2 Crafty Crazy Critters:  Anything Goes
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 202 - Children

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

Children

I've been having a sort through all my stash and found this cute decoupage image that I made up and also the papers - DCWV Christmas Wishes 6x6 paper stack that I've probably had for at least 10 years but the good news is, I've not got much of it left!


The burgundy and mint green layers is card and paper from my stash, along with the ribbon and button.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Anything Goes
Christmas 24:  Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round:  Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge:  For a Child

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Baby Girl

And here is the matching card to last weeks!  Again, using Rubber Duckie from Dr Digi, I've coloured with Promarkers plus glitter glue on the beak.  Papers are from my stash and were a magazine freebie from years ago.


Vellum, die cut letters, ribbon and button all from my stash too.  Nice and simple but cute!  I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Something New
Digi Doodle Studio:  Something New
Watercooler Wednesday:  Occasions

Friday, 10 January 2020

Daring Card Makers Challenge - January Elemental Inspiration

Welcome to the first Daring Card Makers challenge of 2020!  As its the first challenge of the month, it is an Elemental Inpsirational theme and you need to pick three different elements for your project - colour counts as one choice.


I've used the colour blue, the oriental theme, flowers, circles and the female.  The image is a really old acrylic stamp that I bought on a whim around 11 years ago and have never used it!  It's from Craftwork Cards and its a discontinued item. Coloured with Promarkers plus added ribbon, half pearls and vellum from my stash.


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

Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
YNS Challenge:  Shades of Blue
Cute Card Thursday:  Embellish
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 1 - Digi Doodle Studios

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

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios and I've used Penelope Party Girl and coloured her with Promarkers.  I've used off-cuts of papers that I got free some years ago in a magazine - didn't have anything large enough so had to be creative with what I had!


The sentiment is from Polkadoodles and I've added dots of liquid pearls around the edge of the image and sentiment.  The gems and pearls are from my stash.

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

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
CRAFT:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Layers
Creations in Pink:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

I Love Promarkers Challenge 401 - Dr Digi

It's time for a new I ❤ Promarkers challenge and this fortnight we are sponsored by Dr Digi and the theme is

Anything Goes

I'm doing my best to use up all the oddments of papers I have as I seem to have an awful lot and this set is from Funky Hand which is long retired.  I've used Pint Glass from Dr Digi and also used a sentiment from the Beer Sentiments sheet. Coloured with Promarkers, the raffia previously tied up a gift I received and fitted perfectly with the scheme!


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

A Perfect Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Baby Boy

It's always good to have a stash of baby cards to hand and this time I've used Rubber Duckie from Dr Digi and coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue on the beak.


The papers are an offcut from my stash along with the vellum circle.  Ribbon and button also from my stash.  I'd like to enter the following:

Pattie's Creations:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Something New
Moving Along With The Times:  Something New
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes

Friday, 3 January 2020

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes or Birthday Candles

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

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a Birthday card with candles - I've used Winnie - Baked You A Cake digi and coloured her with Promarkers.  The sentiment is from the clear acrylic Perfect Wishes set and the papers are oddments from Itsy Ditsy 6x6 paper pack.


To finish, I've used some of the Pretty Paper Flowers.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 201 - Kraft

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

Kraft

I've used a kraft card blank and then layered another kraft frame onto a layer of silver card.  The skate die is from Polkadoodles and I've double cut it for more depth, adding silver blades and half pearls.


The background has been created with a stencil and glitter glue.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
CRAFT:  Christmas
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Christmas 24:  Anything Goes