Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Think Purple

I had a play with my new stencil from Funky Fossil. Tbh, the stencilling isn't perfect, but I decided to go fro a grungy look so it didn't matter!  I used three colours of purple inks and lots of different stencils and stamps to add pattern.
I'd like to enter:
Just Us Girls  purple
Tuesday Throwdown  anything goes

Marble Town

Here's a simple Christmas card using a very old stamp (who remembers PSX?) , stamped onto some leftover paper that I'd done the shaving foam marbling technique on.

I'd like to enter:
Merry Monday  photo
Watercooler  Christmas

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

City Crafter - Case me if you Can (4) - with Prize!

It's our 8th birthday at City Crafter Challenge Blog!  All this month we'll be case-ing former Design Team members and there will be prizes on offer.

Here is the beautiful card we're case-ing this week, by Char 


case this beautiful card by Char.
I realise that at first glance my card doesn't look much like Char's but here's how I case-d it :
- patterned paper background with a thinner strip of a different pattern. (I also paper-pieced some of the dotty paper onto the heart)
- shaped panel (Char's is a heart, mine's a circle) - Char has a stitched effect round the edge and I doodled some dots. 
- black strip with white embossing for the sentiment.
My snowman is Paper Smooches and the sentiment is Penny Black. 

Here's the prize you could win this week:


So please visit Char's blog, visit the City Crafter Challenge Blog and enter your own creation, case-ing Char's card.
I'd like to enter :
The Holly and Ivy 
Addicted to Stamps 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin 
Tic Tac Toe   stripes , punch (circle) , patterned paper

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Plane and Simple


What a nice day - alternating between the craft room and the garden.
The plane is an Avery Elle stamp and the sentiment is Penny Black. The cloud backgroud was made with a template I cut on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
The Paper Players  sketch
Cardz 4 Guyz transport
Shopping Our Stash  yo dude
Tic Tac Toe stripes, masculine, neutral

Pink and Panda

I made this card to join in a few challenges.

I stamped the panda (Aall and Create)  and masked him. Then I took some copying paper, folder it in half, drew a semi circle using a roll of tape , cut it out and stamped the MFT music background through the circle. I then decide the circle needed more definition and despite my lack of planning, I was delighted to see that my Winnie and Walter circle stamp fit it quite well.

 The words (party animal) are from the same set as the panda, and the sentiment is Hero.

I'd like to enter:
Casual Fridays  forget your trebles
Alphabet Challenge  b for bears
CAS on Friday  black, white and pink 
Card in Envy  birthday

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Inkspirational - Play

Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is 'play'. I used Waffle Flower layering stamps for the girl on the bike - with that ginger hair it could be either me or my sister cycling . I seem to be using a lot of orange on cards lately.

We have a fabulous guest designer, Sarah, so please visit her blog and also the Inkspirational blog to see what the rest of the team have made - then enter your own playful project.


I'd like to enter:
AAA cards  perfect day 
Seize the Birthday  vibrant colours 
QKR stampede anything goes 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Pet Goldfish


Here's my entry in to this month's Twofer Challenge - pets. As you can see, my chosen pet is a goldfish - loyal, affectionate, easy to care for ....






For my first card I made a shaker.  The stamps are all from a Lawn Fawn set apart from the small sentiment which is Newton's Nook.
I'd also like to enter:
Mod Squad  birthday
Aud sentiments birthday
Let's Craft and Create   through a window
Craftaholics R Us  anything goes

For my second card I used the same fish and some bubbles from the same set .  The jar is from a different Lawn Fawn set and the sentiments are Concord and 9th. I added shimmer pen to the bubbles.
I'd also like to enter:
Creative with Stamps cas + sentiment
Addicted to CAS bubbles
Watercooler  masculine
Shopping Our Stash  male


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

City Crafter - Case me if you Can (3) - with Prize!

It's our 8th birthday at City Crafter Challenge Blog!  All this month we'll be case-ing former Design Team members and there will be prizes on offer.

Here is the beautiful card we're case-ing this week, by Wen :

case this beautiful card by Wen
For my DT card I used a dragonfly collage stamp by Stamp It Australia, coloured with Promarkers and ink spray.  I added faux stitching and clear  Nuvo drops.

Here's the prize you could win this week:
So please visit Wen's blog, visit the City Crafter Challenge Blog and enter your own creation, case-ing Wen's card.

I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday  in the garden
Try it on Tuesday nature's beauty 

Monday, 16 April 2018

Five

I made this for my next door neighbour.  The mermaid and rock are by My Favorite Things and I coloured them with Promarkers and glitter pens. I made the background with Distress Inks. I think the sentiment is Hero and I cut the number on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  beach
Crafty Cardmakers  water 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Library Challenge - 101 Dalmations



The new Library Challenge  is 101 Dalmations .

As a child, I only saw the film , but I actually read the book to my eldest child and loved it just as much as the film. It was a second-hand paperback - the same cover as the above (which was designed for the first edition), and as we read, the book kept falling apart in my hands!

For my first card, I was inspired by my favourite character - Cruella de Vil. I had a digi stamp by A Day for Daisies and turned her into Cruella by colouring her with markers . I drew a cape around her and added spots with a marker pen. I word-processed 'had a de vil of a day?' and the 'I'm Here for you ' is an MFT stamp , which I heat embossed in white.

I'd like to enter:
As You Like It  My fave colouring medium - alcohol markers as they are clean and you can keep it quick and simple or go for more photo-realistic looks.
Cardz4Galz black, white, 1 bright colour (just her lipstick!)
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy  anything goes



For my second card I used a stamp by Indigo Blu with lots of dogs on it, and I coloured it with grey and pink markers. 

I'd like to enter:
Watercooler  all about occasions
Fab n Funky  cute critters 
Aud Sentiments  birthday 
Sweet Stampin   animals 


I would love it if you popped over to The Library and entered the challenge. 

Dodie Smith 101 Dalmatians book cover.jpg

Friday, 13 April 2018

Toad-ally Awesome Birthday

I've made this card for my frog-loving partner's birthday which is later this month. (No problem with posting it now - I don't think he knows about this blog!)

I used a My Favorite Things frog and sentiment , a reeds stamp by Judikins and a cluster of hearts (?). I coloured with Promarkers and added shimmer pen to the hearts.

I'd like to enter:
Watercooler  all about occasions
Fab n Funky  cute critters
Moving Along with the Times  springtime
Time Out  olc spring
Mod Squad  cas

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wet, Wet, Wet

It's the school holidays here at the moment but it's been raining virtually every day.

Here I used two new stamp sets from My Favorite Things - yes. I couldn't decide between the boy set or the girl set so I bought both! The main image is (obvs) from the boy set and the puddle, splashes and sentiment are from the girl set. I watercoloured him using twinkling H2Os.

I'd like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks  raining cats and dogs
Fairytale Challenge  raining cats and dogs
Crafty Cardmakers  water
Crafty Addicts  April Showers
Addicted to Cas  rain


Bunny on Ice

Bunnies aren't just for Easter you know!

Here I used a bunny and a bird stamp from My Favorite Things . The ice is from the same set and I stamped it and cut it out from silver mirror card. (it always looks rubbish in photos). The falling snow embossing folder is Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is Mama Elephant.

I'd like to enter:
Cupcake Inspirations  bunnies
The Sisterhood of Crafters  bunnies
ABC Christmas Challenge  ice
Winter Wonderland  animals



Bird Bath

Here's a spring-y card.  I designed the bird bath on the Silhouette, cut it out, coloured it and embossed it with a embossing folder. (I used the same folder on the green base.) The bird and the sentiment are by Flora and Fauna and the grass is a cutting file (by Bird I think). I stencilled small leaves very lightly on the white background.

I'd like to enter:
Aloha Friday  spring
Sweet Stampin  embossing
Make My Monday  wings
Papercraft Challenges  embossing , text, no dp

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

City Crafter - Case me if you Can (2) - with prize!

It's our 8th birthday at City Crafter Challenge Blog!  All this month we'll be case-ing former Design Team members and there will be prizes on offer.

Here is the beautiful card we're case-ing this week, by Ros Crawford 
case this beautiful card by Ros 
I was lucky to have been on the CCCB DT with Ros for quite some time and we still visit each other's blogs - she's a lovely blog friend and a talented crafter.

I made a tag with a background made with inks and sprays, gold embossed flowers (w plus 9) and a Concord and 9th sentiment. 

Here's the prize you could win this week:

So please visit Ros's blog, visit the City Crafter Challenge Blog and enter your own creation, case-ing Ros's card.
I'd like to enter:
Love to Scrap  anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage  anything goes 
Eclectic Ellapu  anything goes