Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Buckwell Craft Supplies


Just a reminder that monthly challenges started on 1 October at Buckwell Crafts Challenge Blog


The blog can be found at: http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

You still have time to enter our very first challenge.
The topic is an easy one: 'anything goes'

And why not pop along to Buckwell Craft Supplies for some crafting goodies:




At the moment from under 24 October there is10% off all ink pads.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday 58: anything goes with flowers


This is my design card for this week's Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 58: anything goes with a twist: add some flowers. The image is Paper Pretties April , kindly supplied by the sponsor. I coloured the image with copics. Papers are all My Mind's Eye, floral strip is Papermania and the flowers from Hobbycraft.

Please click on the challenge link to join in and also see the lovely designs of the rest of the team.



This is also for:

Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84:flowers
Pile it on 42: cheerful/uplifting message
Craft hoarders anonymous 18: layer it - I've had all of the supplies for ages
Crafty sentiments: use a sentiment
The paper girls 66: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Monday, 20 October 2014

Second card for CCAYR October mid-month inspiration


This is my second design card for the mid-month inspiration for the CCAYR October challenge to use lots of embellishments, with my apologies once again for being so late blogging this. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and you still have plenty of time to join in the challenge here.

The image used for this card was rescued from a card received a year or two ago. The poinsettias were from Hobbycraft and the grosgrain ribbon is some that I've had in my Christmas stash for some time. All papers were from my offcuts box.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 147
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Really reasonable ribbon 105: anything goes with ribbon or trim
Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84: flowers
613 avenue create 94: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

CCAYR October mid-month inspiration


Oh dear! I've just realised that I totally forgot to show my design cards for the mid-month inspiration for the CCAYR October challenge to use lots of embellishments. We were having all our carpets up and new flooring put down during the past week and I wasn't able to get to my computer as much as usual, but that's no excuse really because I should have scheduled these posts. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and you still have plenty of time to join in the challenge here.

This is my first card. The lovely wide grosgrain ribbon is some that I've had for some time. The lovely sparkly organza rosettes came from Poundland.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Little Claire designs 50: Christmas theme
Come and get it: child's card
Craft for the craic 9: something suitable for a child
Use your stuff 158: animal
Bunny Zoe October: animals
Really reasonable ribbon 105: anything goes with ribbon or trim
613 avenue create 94: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Christmas reindeer


'Christmas reindeer' is the theme that Rita chose for the Christmas Card Club challenge for this fortnight (I apologise to the CCC girls that this is late, but life sometimes gets in the way).

For my card I used a piece of Authentique peaceful paper (I love this paper pad and will be sorry when I've used it all up). The reindeer inked with memento black is one from 'Christmas motives' set by My Paper World. The small round stamp is one of a set of six that I bought recently. Neither of these stamps had been used before, so I'm also adding this card to my own CHNC challenge 199 to 'use something forgotten or never used.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 41
Merry Monday 131: non-traditional colours
ABC Christmas: U for uncoloured - main image not coloured
Christmas stampin all year long 33: use your imagination
Fashionable stamping 84: weather forecast - winter snow
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Oldie but a goodie: Christmas (I confess that I've had the reindeer stamp well over six months, but until today it has been uninked)
One crazy stamper October: halloween or Christmas
Penny Black and more at Allsorts October: get ahead for Christmas
Inky chicks 40: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Little Claire designs 50: Christmas theme
The house that stamps built DCC108: winter
Use your stuff 158: animal
Digistamps4Joy 102: animals
Bunny Zoe October: animals
613 avenue create 94: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 97: fall leaves, week 2


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 97: fall leaves, week 2. Please click on the link to see the lovely autumnal designs of the rest of the team and join in the challenge here.

The background paper is from the Basic Grey Indian summer paper pad (but I think it has an autumnal look), the middle torn strip being another paper from that pad and the torn piece on the left from Basic Grey pyrus paper pad, both edged with spiced marmalade distress ink and Adironadack espresso. The stamped leaves (My Mind's Eye and a Craft Stamper freebie) were inked with Adirondack espresso, terra cotta, Stazon blazing red and Archival russet. I then added some skeleton leaves and the quote generated on the computer.


This is also for:

PumpkinSpice 87: orange
Ooh-la-la 167: inspired by nature
Crafty boots: falling leaves
Inspiration avenue: season it is - autumn
Baffies creative 37: fall & halloween
Crazy challenge 182: autumn gatherings
My Sheri 144: autumn abundance
Paper sweeties 24: happy fall
Great impressions October: autumnal elegance
Jelly park friends: autumn/fall
Let's craft and create 97: autumn
Soartful October: leaves
Sparkles 61: fall/autumn colours
Sweet stamps 191: fall
Try stampin on Tuesday 188: autumn splendour
Stamping sensations October: warm autumn colours
Stamp and create October: fall/autumn
Everybody art 296: leaves
Glitter n sparkle 107: use some orange
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 234: layer torn paper
Fashionable stamping 84: weather forecast - falling leaves, autumn
Craft stamper take it, make it challenge: October: the multicoloured stamping technique - colour your stamp with more than one shade
Craft hoarders anonymous 18: layer it - I've had all of the supplies for ages
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Sympathy


Two similar cards using the front and the back of a ready designed card to add to white card blanks to make two out of one, simply stamped randomly round the edges with part of the lovely Penny Black sparklers stamp and then the full stamped and a sentiment - all inked with Paris dusk memento.

These were among the cards made for my sale last week.


These are for:

Wags n whiskers 140: stripes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Thinking of you


I created the background of this card with pink and purple acrylic paints, scrunching up paper and dabbing on the coated gelli plate and then using a circles mask from Clarity Stamp. The acrylic lace and butterfly stamps are from a set (unfortunately, the pack had got separated from the manufacturers' details, so I don't know who they are by ... if anyone knows, please let me know. The lovely grey  velvet pleats are from Maya Road and the sentiment stamp is Dovecraft.


This is for:

Crafty creations 274: thinking of you
Craft your passion 235: where there's hope - encouragement and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Stampotique 170: black, purple and pink
Tuesday throwdown 217: awareness - pink for Breast Cancer
Just inspirational: pink
The sisterhood of crafters: think pink October Breast Cancer Awareness
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Bloggers challenge: stencil it
Papertake: super fly
Crafts4eternity R198: creepy crawlies
Emerald faeries 60: things with wings
Crafty sentiments: things that start with G - gelli plate and grey
Artistic inspirations 113: anything goes/make your own background
Just inspirational monthly challenge October: make your own background paper
Vandicrafts artistry 13: fashion your own background
Eclectic ellapu October: texture (the velvet pleats)
Top tip Tuesday: favourite colour combo
Treasured times 27: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 28: anything goes
613 avenue create 93: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

CHNC challenge 199: Use something forgotten or never used


This is my card for this week's CHNC challenge 199: use something forgotten or never used - if you click the link you can get more info, see the prizes that can be won ... and I hope you will join in the challenge.

I used a Stampotique stamp by Maryse called 'Christmas tree tile' inked with memento cottage ivy. I don't know why, but, despite having had this stamp for some time, I had never actually inked and used it. Somehow it got behind others and just didn't get to see the light of day! I coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a page out of a story book called The Drgaon in the Christmas Tree written by Patrick W Ledray. I added the stars punched out of gold mirror card, with gold gems added to the centres and to the small stars in the image.

I based my card on the sketch given for Seems a little sketchy 75:


This is a poor photo because of trying to avoid flash light bouncing off the mirror card - a common problem, unfortunately.


This picture taken this morning without flash is a bit better:


This is also for:

Stampotique 169: book text
Allways something creative: text
Daring cardmakers: for the love of a good book
Southern girls: getting wordy on it
Aloha Friday 34: dies and/or punches
House of cards October: punches & dies
Addicted to stamps and more 117: make your mark

Keep it pink


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 51, which is 'anything goes with a twist: add pink'. Please click on the link to see the lovely pink designs of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

I've used Lacy Sunshine Lizabeth Spring Music kindly supplied by the sponsor. The background paper was a freebie digital one from here (well worth a visit if you haven't come across this before) with the sentiment added digitally.a The image was coloured with spectrum noirs.

This challenge is so appropriate when thinking about Breast Cancer Awareness - thinking of all those who are currently going through treatment (one particular friend in mind, but so many others) and remembering those who are no longer with us.


This is also for:

Tuesday throwdown 217: awareness - Breast Cancer
Just inspirational: pink
Crafting with dragonflies 37: pink cards for Breast Cancer
The sisterhood of crafters: think pink October Breast Cancer Awareness
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Come and get it: women and/or girls having fun
Sweet 7 challenge 5: sassy and girly
Fitztown 57: anything goes using digital elements
4 crafty chicks 216: happy birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
613 avenue create 93: anything goes with optional CAS
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scrappers delights 33: anything goes or monochrome
Creative fingers 53: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 29: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Completely Christmas 34: sketch


Today's Completely Christmas challenge 34 is a sketch:


Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge. For my design card I used the lovely Stitchy Bears Coosty Creations holly girl kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, colouring with spectrum noir and mounting on to a snippet piece of paper. I used another snippet strip across the bottom. The 'love' squares were cut from a digital print out from a CD-rom from Ooh-la-la Creations.The background paper is a Hobby House piece that was free with a magazine.

It's hard to see here, but the gold wording on the sentiment is Christmas Time ...


This is also for:

Stitchy Bears FB October challenge
Pixie's snippets weeks 146
Hiding in my craft room 169: super scraps Saturday
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CD Sunday challenge: Christmas is coming
Woodware UK: traditional Christmas
Inky chicks 40: Christmas
Digi choosday 40: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Deep ocean 88: Christmas in October
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Crafty bloggers network October: Christmas
Little Claire designs 50: Christmas theme
The house that stamps built DCC108: winter
613 avenue create 93: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scrappers delights 33: anything goes
Creative fingers 53: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Crafting musketeers colours of autumn challenge


This is my design card for Crafting musketeers: colours of autumn. I'm on team B, so this is for mid-month inspiration. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and click here to join in the challenge.

The challenge is being sponsored by the Hobby House and this is the prize:


I used papers from my offcuts box, tearing and brushing with distress inks - a mix of brushed corduroy, spiced marmalade, fired brick and mustard seed. The embossed panel in the middle was created with floral vine embossing folder run through the eBosser. The leaves are a couple that I've had for ages. The cream blossoms (brushed with distressed inks) and crystal jewels are from the Hobby House.

Also for Use your stuff 157 photo inspiration:


and Pinspirational 126:



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 146
Hiding in my craft room 169: super scraps Saturday
Country view crafts October: sparkle & shine
Whoopsi Daisy: distressing
Simon says Monday: O is for ... orange and October
PumpkinSpice 87: orange
Collage obsession: orange
Ooh-la-la 167: inspired by nature
Crafty boots: falling leaves - autumn
Baffies creative 37: fall & halloween
Crazy challenge 182: autumn gatherings
Craft hoarders anonymous 17: happy fall, y'all (everything from hoarded except the new Hobby House blooms and crystal jewels)
PanPastel UK 24: autumn
Jo's scrap shack funday 61: happy fall
Catch the bug: fall
My Sheri 144: autumn abundance
Paper sweeties 24: happy fall
Great impressions October: autumnal elegance
Jelly park friends: autumn/fall
Let's craft and create 97: autumn
Inspiration avenue: season it is - autumn
Soartful October: leaves
Sparkles 61: fall/autumn colours
Card and scrap 84: flowers
Scribbles designs 22: fall impressions
Craft your passion 235: where there's hope - encouragement
Scrappy hands 23: three elements: crystal jewels, leaves, flowers
Divas by design: texture
Crafting from the heart 40: anything goes
Aud sentiments 117: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 29: anything goes
Treasured times 26: anything goes
Whimsy 76: anything goes
Sister act 78
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

CHNC challenge extra for October mid-month inspiration


It's time for a bit more inspiration from our team for CHNC challenge extra for October - please click here to see their lovely designs and click here to join in with your own Christmas creations - anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

My card is a simple one made up of card, topper etc from a Hunkydory kit.



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Deep ocean 88: Christmas in October
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Merry Monday 130: silent night (although I'm sure some of the animals would have been making a noise

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 57: anything goes with some yellow


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday 57: anything goes with a twist ... add some yellow. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the time and join in with some yellow.

I used Bugaboo Stamps frame it - one day at a time (the challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. This was digitally coloured using Microsoft Paint and layered on to a piece of Bazzill Basics timeless paper, layered on to a piece of Hunkydory card. The lemon card blank is A5.


This is also for:

Fitztown 57: anything goes using digital elements
Make my Monday: numbers
Order of the opus gluei 193: time
Craft your passion 235: where there's hope - encouragement
De creatieve zebra October: card without flowers
Sister act 78
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Monday, 13 October 2014

Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 97: fall leaves


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 97: fall leaves. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in the challenge.

I created a background on watercolour card with some of my new Spectrum Noir AquaTint Inks, stamping the Stampers Anonymous leaf stamp inked with various distress inks - brown corduroy, spiced marmalade, fired brick, sometimes using two or three of the inks together on the stamp.

This was then mounted on to some old gold mirror card and then on to an 8 x 8 card that had been wiped with the distress inks. The 'last butterflies of summer' twill was dusted with the distress inks. Crystal jewels from the Hobby House were added an a DCWV chipboard sentiment panel.

I have to add that, although the Spectrum Noir AquaTint Inks are lovely, I had watched the talented Sheena Douglass using them so easily, but I didn't have the same success. I shall try harder next time.


This is also for:

Quirky crafts 21: let's quirky frame it
Country view crafts October: sparkle & shine
Whoopsi Daisy: distressing
Simon says Wednesday: use watercolors
Docerela creations 71: fall colours
Simon says Monday: O is for ... orange and October
PumpkinSpice 87: orange
Collage obsession: orange
Ooh-la-la 167: inspired by nature
Baffies creative 37: fall and halloween
Crafty boots: falling leaves - autumn
Crazy challenge 182: autumn gatherings
Craft hoarders anonymous 17: happy fall, y'all (the mirror card and the twill are hoarded items)
PanPastel UK 24: autumn
Timbro scrap mania 102: fall is in the air
All kinds of cards 114: autumn
Ruby's rainbow 89: autumn leaves
Time out 16: CASE Heather Telford with your own twist
Crafty catz 250: autumn
Frosted designs: fall colours, ink and bling
Jo's scrap shack funday 61: happy fall
Scrapping4fun 27: seasons - spring or autumn
Catch the bug: fall
My Sheri 144: autumn abundance
Paper sweeties 24: happy fall
Great impressions October: autumnal elegance
Jelly park friends: autumn/fall
Stamping sensations October: warm autumn colours
Stamp and create October: fall/autumn
Allways something creative 84: fall
Kort o mania 115: fall colours
Let's craft and create 97: autumn
Inspiration avenue: October colours: red, yellow, brown
De creatieve zebra October: card without flowers
City crafter 232: leaves
Soartful October: leaves
Craft stamper take it, make it challenge: October: the multicoloured stamping technique - colour your stamp with more than one shade
Fab n funky 232: anything with ribbon
Artistic inspirations 113: anything goes/make your own background
Just inspirational October: make your own background paper
Crafting from the heart 40: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 29: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Aud sentiments 117: anything goes
Little miss Muffet 96: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 121: anything goes
Treasured times 26: anything goes
Vandicrafts 12: anything goes
Whimsy 76: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Sister act 78
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The glory of Christmas challenge 44: snowman


I apologise to my teamies on the glory of Christmas challenge 44: 'snowman' that I've taken the easy option of sharing some very simple snowmen cards that I made for the 'sell 'em cheap' cards for my charity sale today. I had intended to come home and make a card specially for the glory of Christmas challenge, but, having gone to see mum this afternoon following the sale this morning, I just can't find the energy to make a fresh card. I hope I am forgiven.

For these simple cards pictures from an Art Pad by Lili of the Valley were used.

I hope you will visit the Glory of Christmas challenge 44 to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we look forward to seeing your snowmen during the next fortnight.


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Deep ocean 88: Christmas in October
Craft for the craic 9: something suitable for a child
Sparkles Christmas 45: for a child
Papertake: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Sister act 78
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Saturday, 11 October 2014

CHNC challenge 198: anything round

I haven't blogged much this week, but that hasn't been because I haven't been crafting, it's because I've been mega crafting in preparation for a sale today to raise money for SAT-7. So I'll be missing for a while today, but back later.

This is my card for my CHNC challenge 198 where I am asking to see something round. I hope you will join in. You can use something round, perhaps buttons, brads - doesn't have to be a shaped card.

I created this scalloped circular card using an svg file from Birds Cards converted to use with the Scan n Cut with their canvas facility. This was cut on the Scan n Cut using DCWV textured cardstock.

The images are Bugaboo Stamps winter circle sentiments - chimney, printing this in four different sizes and then scanning and cutting with the Scan n Cut, colouring the middle one with spectrum noir pens. I just layered these rather than raising up to decoupage, conscious of postage cost being more with thicker cards.


As you can see I wasn't entirely accurate with sticking the circles on the front because you can see bits when opening the card - must remember to check this when I do similar cards.


The card standing open:


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 39
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Deep ocean 88: Christmas in October
Digi choosday 40: Christmas
CRAFT 280: Christmas
Crafty bloggers network October: Christmas
The sailing pineapple 19: in the round
Christmas card challenges 45: layer it up
MilkCoffee: lots of layers
Craft for the craic 9: something suitable for a child
Sparkles Christmas 45: for a child
Alphabet: R for round or rectangle
Polka doodles 41: anything but square
AnMaCreatief 37: special form
Oddball art: lots of circles
Aud sentiments 117: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Paper makeup digi makeover 161: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Sister act 78
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Completely Christmas challenge 33: poinsettias


Today's Completely Christmas 33 is all about poinsettias - please click the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team - and we would love you to join in our challenge.

For my design card I used Sparkle n Sprinkle poinsettia kindly given by the sponsor of the challenge. I coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint and then made six different sizes in Microsoft Publisher. I then scanned with my Scan n Cut and then cut them all (much, much quicker than cutting by hand!). I used a couple of spectrum noir pens to go round the edges to give a bit more definition. The washi tapes and ribbon were matted on to a piece of DCWV textured cardstock.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 45: layer it up
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Deep ocean 88: Christmas in October
Digi choosday 40: Christmas
CRAFT 280: Christmas
Crafty bloggers network October: Christmas
Delicious doodles 105: Christmas in October
Inky impressions 180: flowers and leaves
Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Creatalicious 67: flower power
MilkCoffee: lots of layers
Aud sentiments 117: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Sister act 78
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 50: anything goes with stripes


This is my design card for this week's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 50: anything goes with stripes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the other team members and join in our challenge.

I used the digital image Bugaboo Stamps Scarlette - coffee oclock digitally blotting out the left side of the image and digitally adding some marshmallows into the cocoa. I have no idea where the saying came from - it was among my bits and pieces and I thought it was about time I used it. This, the image and the strip down the left side were coloured with spectrum noir pens. The striped papers are from my offcuts box.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 145
Hiding in my craft room 169: super scraps Saturday
Order of the opus gluei 193: time
Aud sentiments 117: anything goes
Paper makeup digi makeover 161: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Sister act 78
Crafting by designs: October anything goes 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

WOYWW 279


It's that day of the week when we show our workspaces and have a snoop to see what others are doing - it's WOYWW 279. Why not click the link and join in!

I'm doing a charity sale at friends' house on Saturday, so I've been busy getting ready for it. On the left you can see a box full of Christmas cards and there are still two piles of them that need to have inserts and bagged and labelled. Boxes ready for Saturday tend to get scattered around as I have three boxes ready on the dining table.

There are also piles of other cards waiting for attention, including an anniversary card that needs to be written and posted.


There isn't so much to the right of where I sit - mainly because I need to use the Scan n Cut in a while and it won't be so much to move - a couple of small piles of cards to be bagged up and in the far corner sticky notes ready to have their covers put on - easy to cut the covers on the Scan n Cut using offcuts of card that are scanned in first to be able to position where I want to cut - and much more accurate than using the guillotine. The Scan n Cut will, of course be moved forward and away from the curtain when I use it ... which must be soon!

Incidentally, my mouse mat is a pad of paper - I bought it from Wilkinson's a while ago - it was done up in cellophane and labelled as a 'mouse mat' so I didn't realise it was a pad of paper till I undid it. But, oh, how useful it is - I can jot things down on it, try out stamps on it ... and when it's too grubby, just tear a sheet off and I have a fresh clean start again. And, surprisingly, it does act well as a mouse mat - the mouse glides on it perfectly. And, as a bonus, I keep promising myself that I'll use one of the papers for a male card (I bought some other matching stuff at the same time, but still haven't used it) - too many ideas, too little time!


I must get going with getting these jobs done ... but first, a cup of coffee.

Thank you, everyone who visited and left comments last week - much appreciated.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday 56: anything goes with a twist: wings


This is my design card for today's Fan-tastic Tuesday 56: wings. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the fun.

I used Sparkle n sprinkle enchanted slumber fairy coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint.Papers are all offcuts of some remaining pieces of tutti frutti from Craftwork Cards some years ago, with the addition of some ribbon and blooms from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 145
Whoopsi Daisy: things with wings
Emerald faeries 60: things with wings
Sparkles 60: things with wings
Digitally sweet 108: lots of flowers
Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Creatalicious 67: flower power
Di's digi designs: girly
Paradise of stamps 3: girly
The pink elephant 271: pink
Fussy & fancy 124: lots of pink
The crafting cafe October: think pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Miriam's crafting 17: shades of pink
Karleigh Sue 1: pink ribbon
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Paper makeup digi makeover 161: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Anything goes with a twist 1: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Sister act 77
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky