Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Deer and Wreath

The Christmas card stash is building up! Here I've used a deer and sentiment from two different Avery Elle sets. The gold embossed wreath was a magazine freebie and the background was made with Brushos.
I'd like to enter:
52cct embossing
Jingle Belles animal
Scraps of Life Rudolph day
Happy Little Stampers  embossing
Christmas Card Challenges anything goes

City Crafter - Halloween

Stella has chosen Halloween for the new challenge at City Crafter. For my DT card I used a digistamp from Robyn's Fetish, which I coloured with alcohol markers. The spider and 'boo' are stamps by Daisy and Dandelion, and the web is Stampin Up.

Our Guest Designer this week is Sarah , so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter and see what she, and the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own project.

I'd like to enter:
Get Creative  black and orange
Inky Chicks  too cute to spook

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Bike and Balloons Birthday

One of my colleagues organised a surprise for another workmate who was turning 30. She did a little collection, got some people to bake cakes and asked me to make a card for everyone to sign. I was really nervous about this and worried about whether people would think it was good enough! But it seemed to go down well.

Anyway, I used a large card-base (I think it's 8 x8). As the birthday girl is a cyclist, I cut a bike (Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons SVG) on the Silhouette , and then the balloons (also PPPR but I had to play about with this file) . I cut the sentiment and the 30 on the Silhouette using computer fonts, and I dry embossed the background.

I'd like to enter:
Craft Rocket  happy birthday
AAA Cards photo ( spots on the patterned paper)
Little Red Wagon  let's party
Craftycatz embossing

Inkspirational Challenge - Black and One Other Colour

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to use black and one other colour . For my DT card I used butterflies from Avery Elle and a sentiment (Happy Little Stampers) . I must admit it's hard to see the black in the photo!  I stamped the butterflies in blue and then added touches of black ink and stamped them over again. Then I used the blue ink as a watercolour on the wings. The base card is actually black! I think it looks more navy in the photo.

We have a fabulous Guest Designer, Cheryl , joining us, so please come over to Inkspirational to see what she's made, and see the work of the DT , before entering your own creation.

I'd like to enter:
That's Crafty  clean and simple
Alphabet Challenge  quick and simple
Sweet Stampin  favourite colour combo

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Guest Designer at Time Out # 2

Here's my second and final post as Guest Designer at Time Out. 

This is another CASE of Ardyth's fabulous card:

For my card, I used a leaf set by Stampin Up . The sentiment was three stamps by Avery Elle and Waffle Flower. 

Time Out, thank you for the honour of being your GD. 
I'd like to enter: 
Seize the Birthday  lots of leaves

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Sketch

This week at City Crafter, Kirsty has created asketch for us to use, and here it is:

For my DT card, I used Silhouette cutting files by Ashley Harris (the word Halloween) and Miss Kate Cuttables (the fence, cat and moon). The 'happy' is an Avery Elle stamp and the paper is by Basic Grey. 

Our Guest Designer is Shani  so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and see what she and the rest of the DT have made , and enter your own card based on the sketch. 

I'd like to enter:
Stamp Ink Paper  tic tac toe - orange, Halloween, patterned paper 
Cardz4Guyz Halloween
The Male Room  Halloween 
Shopping Our Stash hey ghoulfriend 
Crafty Cardmakers  things that go bump in the night 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Christmas Card Swap Kit - Robin

This is the final card from the card swap kit  with Nonni and Pia .

Here I used the patterned paper from the kit and die-cut it to make the robin the focal point. I framed it using some leftover woodgrain paper from one of Nonni's kits.  I embossed the base card with a woodgrain pattern and distressed some patterned paper with a music embossed pattern, adding twine and the charm from the kit. The sentiment was cut on the Silhouette.
I'd like to enter:
Holly Jolly Christmas  ornament (the charm)
Crafty Catz twine
Cardz 4 Galz - two dies- oval and scalloped oval - Marianne brand??

Christmas Card Kit Swap - Penguin

Here's another card from my card kit swap with Nonni and Pia. 

From the kit I used the penguin and balloon digi (A Day for Daisies)  and a panel of snowfall acetate, attached with brads. The buildings are a Crafty Impressions stamp and I cut the words out of glitter paper on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
52CCT  critters
Christmas Cards All Year Round orange - on his feet and nose
The Heart Desires large sentiment
Card Mania shine - acetate, brads and glitter paper (sentiment)

Christmas Card Kit Swap - Circle Card

Here's another card from my card kit swap with Nonni and Pia. 

From the kit, I used the wooden tree ( covered with gold heat embossing powder)  and the patterned paper. The circle of embossed vellum was left-over from one of Pia's kits and the banners were cut from leftover scraps from a kit from Nonni.

I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland  kraft
Happy Little Stampers Christmas embossing (on tree)
Moving Along with the Times   tree

Christmas Card Kit Swap - Gifts

Here's the second card from my card kit swap  with Nonni and Pia.

From the kit I used the Pure Innocence image (coloured with markers), the patterned  paper and a strip of snowfall acetate. I cut the sentiment on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
Just Add Ink  g for girl and gifts
That's Crafty  clean and simple
Crafting Musketeers boxes