Sunday, 5 July 2015

Let's craft and create challenge 103


This is my design card for Let's craft and create challenge 103 where the theme is 'butterflies or birds'. Please click on the link to see the gorgeous creations of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in with your entries.

I started my card by painting on a piece of white card with Spectrum Noir aqua tints - a mixture of yellow and gold', spraying with water to take the colour away in places by pressing lightly with a piece of kitchen towel.

I stamped the PaperArtsy stamps from sets HP1007 and 1104 inked with memento tuxedo black.  I then used some distress ink pads direct to the card to give a sort of lattice effect - I used mustard seed, spiced marmalade and tea dye. Then Tim Holtz tissue tapes were added, along with flowers from Crafttime and Hobbycraft and some black gems.


This was the kind of card that 'If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again .... which I did and did and did ... until I got to this stage (reasonably happy in the end).

This is also for:

We love 2 create 14: anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
The craft place: anything goes mixed media
Left of center 85: a splash of paint
Come and get it: anything goes with flowers
Craft stamper take it, make it July: anything goes
Paradise of stamps 21 & 22: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Take a word: hot colours
Crafty gals corner 26: rays of sunshine - shades of yellow
Vintage stamping (Flonz) June: hot sunny colours
Corrosive 228: hot, hot, hot (hot colours)
Sweet stamps 227: brights
Scribbles designs 30: feathers, fins or frog legs
Butterfly challenges 34: butterflies + G for gems
Alphabet: J for jewels
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
613 avenue create: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 144: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 271: anything goes
Scrappers delights 46: anything goes
Crafting with friends 1: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 95: anything goes
Sugar & Betty's July: anything goes
Card mania 70: anything goes

Saturday, 4 July 2015

CHNC challenge 236: use a sentiment



to all friends in the USA

This is my card for my CHNC challenge 236: use a sentiment - any Christmas creation with a sentiment - easy peasy!

As usual, there are four wonderful prizes to win, one of which is 24 papers (half of them incorporate some glitter), each 12" x 12". from the Candy Cane Lane DCWV stack. I have used some papers from that stack for my card, cutting off a few pieces of some of the papers to create some more strips. There is quite a lot of glitter on these papers, but, unfortunately, the photo doesn't give it justice. The winner of these papers will not be disappointed.


Inside:


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 7 
Beccy's place July: Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellapu July: favourite holidays (Christmas)
Crafty calendar: Christmas in July
Art impressions 163: create with Christmas
Aloha Friday 51: Christmas in July
Simply create too 89: get ahead for Christmas
Winter wonderland: all that glitters
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 113

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 87:


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 87: anything goes with a twist ... make it floral. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

I used the lovely image Lacy Sunshine keiko city girl, kindly provided by Lacy Sunshine as sponsor of the challenge. The background paper is from an old DCWV Far East 8 x 8 stack, pleated card from Create and Craft, bronze corrugated strip from Poundland and flowers from Hobbycraft.



This is also for:

Get creative 18: must include flowers
Allsorts 318: how does your garden grow
Mod squad: pattern paper
Ooh-la-la 183: happy birthday
Fab n funky 266: birthdays
Pinspirational 143: everything is better in pink
Inky impressions 216: pink & girlie
In the pink 72: shabby chic/vintage
Scrappers delights 46: anything goes
Crafting with friends 1: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 95: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 114: anything goes
Creative fingers 86: anything goes
Crafty catz 286: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 8: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 5: anything goes
Digitally sweet 140: anything goes
Sugar & Betty's July: anything goes
Card mania 70: anything goes
Sisters of craft  July: anything goes
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 113
DL.ART  July linky

Friday, 3 July 2015

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 115


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 115: Marie Antoinette, which is once again being shared with Lunagirl. Please click on both images to see the lovely designs of the teams and we hope you will join in the challenge.

I used one of the beautiful images from Lunagirl's Marie Digital Collage sheet, kindly supplied by Lunagirl as sponsor, using two pieces of K & Co paper that have been in my box for ages. The sentiment panel was from Kanban and the flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Open-minded crafting 39: vintage
Sparkles 69: vintage/shabby chic
Get creative 18: must include flowers
Mod squad: pattern paper
Ooh-la-la 183: happy birthday
The paper girls 82: happy birthday
Fab n funky 266: birthdays
Creative whispers 45: delicate colours
Crafting with friends 1: anything goes
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 113
DL.ART  July linky

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

CCAYR card 4


This is my fourth design card for Christmas cards all year round July challenge: dots & stripes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

This time a couple of pieces of striped paper with spots from my offcuts box, the panel across the top rescued from a Christmas cracker a couple of years ago and some striped and spotted washi tape.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 7 
Christmas card challenges week 30: anything goes
Beccy's place July: Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellapu July: favourite holidays (Christmas)
Recycle, re-purpose and re-invent July
Kort o mania 133: recycling
Crazy challenge 200: spots and stripes
Simon says Wednesday: we're going dotty
Penny's 234: anything goes
Crafting by designs: July anything goes
613 avenue create 130: anything goes
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 112

CCAYR card 3


This is my third design card for Christmas cards all year round July challenge: dots & stripes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

Very similar to the first card, made with an offcut of paper, and some more Kanban trees - the red baubles and stars are actually foiled, but it doesn't show shiny in the photo.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 7  + option: ornaments
Christmas card challenges week 30: anything goes
Beccy's place July: Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellapu July: favourite holidays (Christmas)
Crazy 4 challenges 292: a tree
Crazy challenge 200: spots and stripes
Simon says Wednesday: we're going dotty
Creative craft cottage 42: spots or stripes
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 190: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 112

CCAYR card 2


This is my second design card for Christmas cards all year round July challenge: dots & stripes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

Another card made with some offcuts of paper and some 'me to you' stickers.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 7 
Christmas card challenges week 30: anything goes
Beccy's place July: Christmas in July
Emerald faeries 69: Christmas in July
Papercreators 40: Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellapu July: favourite holidays (Christmas)
Pixie's snippets 183
Pinspirational 143: everything is better in pink
Crazy challenge 200: spots and stripes
Simon says Wednesday: we're going dotty
Creative craft cottage 42: spots or stripes
Crafting by designs: July anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 130: anything goes
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 190: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 112

CCAYR card 1


This is my first design card for Christmas cards all year round July challenge: dots & stripes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

This was made with some offcuts of paper, a rosette and Kanban trees that I've had for ages.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 7  + option: ornaments
Christmas card challenges week 30: anything goes
Beccy's place July: Christmas in July
Emerald faeries 69: Christmas in July
Papercreators 40: Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellapu July: favourite holidays (Christmas)
Hiding in my craft room 205: any holiday
Pixie's snippets 183
Crazy 4 challenges 292: a tree
Crazy challenge 200: spots and stripes
Simon says Wednesday: we're going dotty
Creative craft cottage 42: spots or stripes
Quirky crafts 13: quirky rosettes
Penny's 234: anything goes
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 190: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 112

A bit more time to craft candy

I'm privileged to be joining A bit more time to craft - a new challenge blog that will start on 1 August, but in the meantime there is an opportunity to win some candy:


As a celebration to the start of this new challenge blog we are having some blog candy up for grabs for 3 lucky winners.
All you have to do is become a follower, add this candy photo with a link back here on your blog side bar then add your name/blog to mr linky, simple...

3 randomly picked winners will each receive 2 sets of digi papers.
Micro dots and Checkout papers


Good luck..You have till the 17th July.
Hugs Lozzy xx

Lozzy is also looking for others to join the DT - details here.

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July challenge


I made two cards for my Patterned Paper July challenge (if you haven't discovered this yet, please click on the link ... and you will also see the lovely creations of my new DT).

I used Kaisercraft confetti papers using two pieces to cut out the swirls and birds (interchanging the pieces) and others for the backgrounds.

The die cuts were created with the lovely Brenda Walton Bird Scroll BigZ by Sizzix (I confess I bought this at a bargain price quite a while ago and this is the first time I've used it). The sentiments were computer generated and printed on to other pieces of the Kaisercraft paper.



These are also for:

Die cuttin' divas 222: anything goes
Mod squad: pattern paper
Scribbles designs 30: feathers, fins or frog legs

Scrapyland 21: anything goes (with a Sizzix BigZ)
Ooh-la-la 183: happy birthday
The paper girls 82: happy birthday
Aloha Friday 50: birthday
Creative corner: happy birthday
Fab n funky 266: birthdays
Sisters of craft July: anything goes
Card mania 70: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 45: anything goes
Penny's 234: anything goes
Crafting by designs: July anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
ATW: anything goes
Craft your passion 268: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 66: anything goes
Creative fingers 85: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 190: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
DL.ART  July linky
Sister act 112

CHNC challenge extra for July


Another month begins and that means a new CHNC challenge extra. It seems incredible that we are now into the second half of 2015 and in many ways it feels as if it's only just started - it's true that the older you get, the quicker it seems to go.

Anyway, here is my card for CHNC challenge extra for July, using AKV Christmas - girl tree by Bugaboo Stamps, sponsor of the challenge. This was coloured digitally in Microsoft paint.

Papers are random pieces of offcuts, with just the addition of a couple of poinsettias from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 7 + option: ornaments
Christmas card challenges week 30: anything goes
Beccy's place July: Christmas in July
Emerald faeries 69: Christmas in July
Papercreators 40: Christmas in July
Eclectic Ellapu July: favourite holidays (Christmas)
Pixie's snippets 183
Crafts galore July: use a stamp or digi
Use your stuff 200: anything goes
ATW: anything goes
Craft your passion 268: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 66: anything goes
Creative fingers 85: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 190: anything goes
Creative inspirations 320: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 40: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Sister act 112

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Thank you


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 92: anything goes with a twist ... thank you card. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet 'just a rose' image (they are the sponsors of the challenge), colouring with Chameloen pens with a computer generated sentiment - keeping this as a CAS one layer card.

As usual, difficult getting picture of a card with a lot of white space.


This is also for:

DL.ART thankful Thursday 159: alternative 'thank you'
CAS on Sunday 61|: one layer
Everybody art 331: clean and simple
613 avenue create 130: anything goes + option: rose
Crazy 4 challenges 292: a tree or branch
Get creative 18: must include flowers
ATW: anything goes
Craft your passion 268: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 66: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 25: anything goes
Creative fingers 85: anything goes
Fresh brewed: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 189: anything goes
The pink elephant 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 39: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Sister act 112

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Rudolph Day


Determined not to miss June's Rudolph Day, so this is a card simply made with a background on to which sparkle medium was used through an Imagination Crafts 'Bethlehem' mask - simply, but quite effective, mounted on to some deep plum mirror card and then an 8 x 8 card blank.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 6
Christmas card challenges week 30: anything goes
Fab n funky 265: Christmas
Sparkles Christmas 53: Christmas animals
Corrosive 229: leave a little sparkle
AAA 42: paste and/or stencils
Tuesday throwdown 250: stenciling
Cute card Thursday 379: stars and/or stripes
DRS 180: Oh my stars

Gifts


These are design cards for the Glory of Christmas challenge 62: gifts (or anything goes as long as it's Christmas). Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I took a short cut and used Hunkydory supplies from their Stylish Season pack, with a piece of Kanban presents paper on the background of the second card. I made two to try and make up a bit for the short cut! To be honest, it's been a very busy time lately, so this was all I could do. The added bonus for me is that there is a lot of purple, my favourite crafting colour.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 6
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Fab n funky 265: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 205: any holiday
Glitter n sparkle 143: sentimental
Creative card crew 90: clean and simple
Creative inspirations 319: your favourite - the colour purple
Fresh brewed: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 189: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 134: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Inspiration destination 39: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Sister act 112

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Holy night


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 235: two words.  I've used the lovely Fresh Brewed 'Oh Holy Night' image, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens, cut out and mounted on to a piece of Hunkydory card. The two words were generated on my Dymo letratag.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 6
Christmas card challenges week 30: anything goes
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Fab n funky 265: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 205: any holiday
Creative card crew 90: clean and simple
Creative inspirations 319: your favourite - one of your favourite items - alcohol pens
Clear it out: favourite craft product - alcohol pens (the Hunkydory card is a hoarded item)
Fresh brewed: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 189: anything goes
613 avenue create 129: anything goes
ATW: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 47: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 134: anything goes
Craft your passion 267: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 65: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Inspiration destination 39: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Sister act 112

Suzy Bee's challenge 86


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's challenge 86: anything goes with a twist ... only use two colours. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

I used Bugaboo Stamps 'best wishes dandeions', just adding a touch of purple./lilac in places:

This is also for:

Fantasy stampers 39: your favourite colour - purple//lilac
Digi sketch: in the summertime
Pink gem 147: summer time
Whoopsi Daisy June: summer fun
Oddball art:  summer fun
Scrappy hands 41: summer
Creative card crew 90: clean and simple
613 avenue create 129: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 47: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 134: anything goes
Craft your passion 267: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 65: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Penny's 233: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 189: anything goes
Sister act 112
Inspiration destination 39: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes
DL.ART June linky

Friday, 26 June 2015

Give a girl the right shoes ...


... and she can conquer the world.

This is my card for the Cheerful Stamp pad challenge 114 week 2 which is all about Shoes and is a shared challenge with Lunagirl Moonbeams, who are sponsoring. Please click on the links to see the lovely crafting of others in the teams. You can enter the challenge here.

I printed and cut out two shoes from Lunagirl's Fancy Footwork digital collage sheet mounting them on to a piece of paper with shoes (I've had this ages, originally from a magazine freebie). The pleated card, lace and flowers from my stash and the quote was generated on computer and printed.


This is also for:

Dream valley 109: girly
Morgan's ArtWorld 1: for the ladies
ABC: L is for lace
Whimsy 84: use ribbon, lace or twine
Inky impressions 215: embellish it
Lil patch of crafty friends 12: anything goes
Through the purple haze: use bright colours

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 91


This is my design for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 91: anything goes with a twist ... a touch of summer. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the challenge with your summer creations.

I used Deedee's Digis Daniel's sweetheart image, kindly given by the sponsor of the challenge, putting this on to a background and adding the sentiment.



This is also for:

Lacy sunshine 61: summer picnics/celebrations
Digi sketch: in the summertime
Melonheadz friends: summer fun
The shabby tea room 254: sweet summer
Crafting for all seasons  105: cute and summery
Aud sentiments 134: summertime sentiment
Frosted designs: summertime blues
Di's digi designs: summer fun
Pink gem 147: summer time
Whoopsi Daisy June: summer fun
Oddball art:  summer fun
Scrappy hands 41: summer
Creative card crew 90: clean and simple
613 avenue create 129: anything goes
ATW: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 47: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 134: anything goes
Craft your passion 267: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 65: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Inspiration destination 39: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes

Monday, 22 June 2015

A bit more time to craft


Coming soon: A bit more time to craft challenge:


You can read about it here.

Challenges will start on 1 August and I am privileged to be joining the DT. There is a DT call, so please head on over and take a look to see whether you would like to be considered.


Saturday, 20 June 2015

CHNC challenge 234: merry and bright


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 234: merry and bright.

For my card I've used images from Deedee's Beary merry Christmas, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors - and other digital elements:


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 6
Melonheadz: bright colours
Little red wagon 294: stitching
Creative fingers 84: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 7: anything goes
Penny's 232: anything goes
Fresh brewed: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 188: anything goes
Inspiration destination 38: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 85


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 85: anything goes with a twist ... something blue. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used one of the Dazzling Ace Designs kindly donated by Suzy as the sponsor of the challenge.

This is a large square card, using a piece of Papermania 8 x 8 paper from their Parisienne capsule collection paper for the background and matting an offcut piece of Aspire 'sew pretty' paper on to this (yes, it's some of that paper pad again ... it was handy on my worktop and the colours went so well with the image. I just added a glittered strip and flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

The paper shelter 208: make it digital
Pixie's snippets weeks 181/2
Alphabet: I for indigo and cream + one other colour (mustard yellow)
Kort o mania 132: flowers
Little red wagon 294: stitching
Creative corner: bling it out
Open-minded 39: vintage
Simply create too 89: old, vintage, shabby chic
Sparkles 69: vintage/shabby chic
The vintage challenge 104: flowers
Fab n funky 264: gorgeous girls
Morgan's artworld 1: for the ladies
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 84: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 7: anything goes
Stempelsonne 143: anything goes
Penny's 232: anything goes
Fresh brewed: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 188: anything goes
Inspiration destination 38: anything goes
Not just cards 21: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes