Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Christmas Bunny

Here I used a digi from Samis Stamps, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are very old magazine freebies. I paper-pieced his scarf and added clear Nuvo drops and then threw fine glitter over the top. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I'd like to enter:
Male Room  paper-piecing
Aud Sentiments  anything goes
Addicted to Stamps  holiday

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bear in a Car


Here's a Christmas card I made to join in some challenges.

I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches - here it is:
I did change it a little , so I hope you can still see the sketch. I sort of turned it upside down so the mountains are the scallops above the horizontal band , rather than below. I also shifted the sentiment down. 

The bear and mountains stamps are Reverse Confetti. The stripes are Inky Doodles and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I coloured everything with Promarkers and added glitter pen to the mountain peaks and the gifts. 

I'd also like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  transportation 
Cutie Pie  bear hugs 
Animal Friends  Christmas 

City Crafter Challenge Blog - For the Boys

This week, at City Crafter , Amy wants us to make a card for the boys/men in our lives.

By the power of masking, I created a scene using stamps ( fence, boys and treehouse) from Molly Bloom. I coloured it using Promarkers ...then messed up the background! After all that masking and colouring, I wasn't ready to ditch it, so I cut around the scene and stuck it onto patterned paper. Save!

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge and I hope you'll go over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps - use more than one stamp

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Pro-Am Showdown #16 - Candle Birthday Card

Here's another one for my self-imposed challenge, Pro-Am Showdown , where I CASE a mass-produced card to make my own, amateur version.

Here is the card I'm casing:
the commercially produced card
I liked the line of candles and that some of them were cut out, with the pattern beneath. I also liked the glittery gold flames.

I cut the candles out of the pink cardstock, using a Silhouette . I backed them with some spotty paper and cut the numbers from the same paper. Then I cut the flames and number outline from gold glitter paper.

I'd like to enter:
Dragonfly Journeys glamorous gold
QKR Stampede touch of gold
Watercooler Challenges birthdays
Sisterhood of Crafters sparkle



Autumnal Thank You


I thought I was done with autumnal cards and had moved on to Christmas, but while I was shopping for some new Christmas stamps (as obviously I've run out since last year!) , I couldn't resist popping this Stamping Bella one into my cart.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon harvest
Allsorts  colours of autumn
Double D mood board
Cardz4Galz thanks
4 Crafty Chicks  thanks
Crafty Cardmakers  thank you
Come and Get it  thank you
My Time to Craft paper-piecing
Cupcake Inspirations  fall

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Snowman in a Jar

Here's a Christmas card using a Clearly Besotted jam jar and Mama Elephant sentiments. Inside the jar I stamped a snowman and fence by Hero Arts. I used scrap paper as a mask to ink the snowbank and sky and added falling snow with a gel pen.

I'd like to enter:
Casology  tiny - the stamps inside the jar are tiny
Simon Says Stamp  snow white
Naughty or Nice  winter wonderland


Christmas Conga

I do love a bit of paper-piecing -here I paper-pieced some of the girl's dresses. This is a digi from A Day for Daisies with a sentiment by Hero Arts.

I'd like to enter:
Get Creative  holidays
My Time to Craft paper-piecing
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
The Holly and Ivy 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Love and Peace, Man



It's my turn to choose the challenge at City Crafter, and I've chosen 'Love and Peace, Man' - use either the word 'peace' or the word 'love' on your card. 

As you can see, I've used both for my simple Christmas card. Using the Silhouette digital cutter, I  cut the card base, using a reindeer image that I'd previously digitally traced. (I've got the 'positive' cut to use on another card. ) Then I backed the aperture with red glitter paper. The sentiment is Hero Arts. 

I hope you'll join in our challenge at City Crafter. 



I'd like to enter:
Merry Monday  kraft and red 



Sunday, 5 November 2017

Panda Anniversary Card

It's my sister's silver wedding anniversary this week and I had in mind to make them something silvery and ornate but ending up making a simple, cute card instead!

The two panda stamps are by Mama Elephant. The balloons and little hearts are Wplus 9 . (Although it looks grey in the photo, that ink is a shimmery silver). The sentiment is Stampin Up and the numbers are a magazine freebie.

I'd like to enter:
CAS on Friday numbers
Crafty Catz beartastic
Crafty Animals  anything goes
Simply Create Too  cas

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Inkspirational Challenges - Trend

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is the word prompt 'trend'.


I tried to think of things that are trendy and decided on unicorns. This card is very shimmery and glittery in real life. I stamped with gold ink - all the stamps are by My Favorite Things, except the sprinkle of stars ( Hampton , I think). I coloured with Promarkers and added clear glitter and shimmer pen. 

I hope you'll go over to the Inkspirational blog and see what the rest of the DT , and our Guest Designer Linda, have made, then join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Watercooler Wednesday feminine
Addicted to Stamps  anything goes
Sweet Stampin  fantasy
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