Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Summer fun


The main paper on this card is Basic Grey cupcake and the bottom piece is an offcut of DCWV. Various other elements from stash, including the stamped image coloured with promarkers to complete the tag.

Colours are for Crafty calendar July: colours of sea, sand, beach:



This is for:

Basic grey 99: make a tag
Cheerful stamp pad 6: make a tag
Stampotique 110: tag, you're it
Nadia 61: stamp - tag and summer colours
Sugar creek hollow 66: water, water everywhere
The house that stamps built DCC731: water element
Anything goes 98: coffee break and/or food
Pink by design: summer vacation
Stampin with the dragon: on the beach
PumpkinSpice 30: beach
Order of the opus gluei 162: don't be such a beach
Catered crop: summer lovin
Dream valley 62: summer days
Hobby cutz 11: summer
Collage obsession: summer
Creative stamp friends 82: summer, sun, holidays
The crazy challenge 150: summertime
Victorine 64: summer colours
City crafter 170: summer time
Crafty sentiments: summer holiday
Inky chicks 9: summer colours
Creative belli 175: summer (all old supplies)
Nutcrafters 48: summer sunshine fun
Happy campers 20: summer
Delicious doodles 46: summertime
Pollycraft 4: fun in the sun
The sisterhood of crafters: bring on the heat - card with a sun on it
Party time Tuesday 131: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Pile it on 30: anything goes
Sister act 17: anything goes
Make it Monday 151
Inspire me Fridays 113
52 card pickup 2.30

Birthday wishes and cocktails


The background paper for this card is Forever Friends, other papers from my scraps box, Dovecraft doily, Express yourself 3D decoupaged stickers and craftworks sentiments - the bottom left says: on your birthday (not clear on the photo).


This is for:

Dare to be sassy Thursdays 187: use a cocktail or beverage
Red carpet studio 47: the hangover - feature a drink/cocktail
Take a word: pink
Cutie pie 49: pretty in pink
In the pink 25: hot pink
Bunny Zoe July: pink  & white
Craftin desert divas 11: birthdays
Tuesday throwdown 158: birthday party
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
Bloggers challenge: they say it's your birthday
Craft your passion 173: 3D it!
2 creative chicks 4: 3D
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 131: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Pile it on 30: anything goes
Sister act 17: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Make it Monday 151
Inspire me Fridays 113
52 card pickup 2.30

Old-school colour blocking


This card is for CCEE 1330: old school colour blocking - 'I'm asking you to use one particular style only - several different colours/patterns of card cut into block shapes and pieced together, with stamping on some/all of them.'

It's a good way to use up scraps! And used one of my favourite Santa Hero Arts stamps.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 83
Facebook A card a day
ABC 38: use up scraps
Try it on Tuesday: collage with a twist - must see some script

Monday, 29 July 2013

Springy trains


When a friend saw my card with wobbly dinosaurs, she asked if I could make a card with trains on springs. Fortunately, I had some Papermania mini springs and found up a Hunkydory topper and a railcard padded sticker that seemed suitable. The backing paper is Basic Grey Obscure, on to which I printed the wavy railway line. The sentiments were from Kanban.

The card doesn't look as dull in real life!



A birthday insert is being added inside.

This is for:

Joanna Sheen: boys will be boys
My Sheri 115: let's take a trip
Craft your passion 173: 3D it
2 creative chicks 4: 3D
The craft garden July: train
QKR stampede 49: oh my! cars, trains & planes
The pink elephant 210: masculine theme
Artistic inspirations 52: celebrations
Craftin desert divas 11: birthdays
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
Bloggers challenge: they say it's your birthday
Live laugh stamp July: birthdays
Pile it on 30: anything goes
One stitch at a time 174: anything goes
A random Thursday 7: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 17: anything goes
Make it Monday 151
Inspire me Fridays 113
52 card pickup 2.30

White Christmas


Yesterday's challenge for Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 30 was 'shades of white' - I've kept to the challenge except for the stazon ultramarine ink for stamping - well, white wouldn't have shown up, would it? Lol! The sentiment stamp is from Personal Impressions.

It's always difficult to get a photo of white on white, so this is the best I can do, especially as the rain came just as I wanted to get the photo.

Everything used was from my offcut boxes, including the glittered swirl pieces originally from Poundland. Ribbons from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 83
Facebook A card a day
Always playing with paper: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
Crafting by designs: Christmas in July
Creative belli 174: Christmas (everything is old and forgotten)
Hiding in my craft room 108: Christmas in July
DL.ART thankful Thursday 114: Christmas in July
Fairytale 72: Christmas in July
Crafty catz 193: Christmas in July
Jellypark friends: Christmas in July
Left of center 11: Christmas in July
Totally gorjuss 194: Christmas in July
Get inky 9: Christmas in July
The stamp spot July: Christmas in July
Stamp and create July: Christmas in July
An inky situation 1: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 60: lots of layers
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Top tip Tuesday 106: spooled item
Crafty ribbons 54: anything goes with ribbon
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 170: tie it up
Ruby's rainbow 59: layer it up
Songbird 25: my favourite thing - making Christmas cards
Crafty sentiments: bling it on
Penny's 137: bling it on
Art impressions 115: simply sentiments
Kaboodle 182: anything with ink or paint
Word art Wednesday 90: anything goes
Eureka 50: anything goes
Craft lovin 5: anything goes
Pile it on 30: anything goes
613 avenue create 30: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
One stitch at a time 174: anything goes
Digi sketch: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R134: anything goes
A random Thursday 7: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 17: anything goes
Make it Monday 151
Inspire me Fridays 113
52 card pickup 2.30

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Commissioned wedding card


I was asked to make an A4 size wedding day card using green. I remembered that some years ago I bought some lovely Carol Wilson papers and among them was the pagoda shape that I've used. I had to have several attempts to get the text the right size to fit the apertures, but when I was happy with it, I printed out on to an offcut of prima green paper. The background foiled card is Hunkydory, the flowers are Craftime and the silver ribbon from stash.

I know it looks odd, but please note that as I didn't want to show the names of the recipients I digitally used a distortion brush so they can't be seen. The actual names have been printed downwards in the two smaller spaces.


On the insert it says:
Wishing both of you love and happiness ever after

This is for:

Di's digi designs: wedding/anniversary/congratulations
Scrap-cards 50: married
Little Claire 36: wedding/anniversary
Brown sugar 52: love
Love to create 75: hugs and wishes
Ooh-la-la: for the one you love (this is to be given to a son and his bride for their wedding day)
Top tip Tuesday 106: spooled items
Crafty ribbons 54: anything goes with ribbon
One stop craft 236: add flowers and ribbon
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 170: tie it up
Fairies 9: flowers, summer
Craft lovin 5: anything goes
Pile it on 30: anything goes
613 avenue create 30: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R134: anything goes
A random Thursday 7: anything goes
Inky linky 24
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 17: anything goes
Make it Monday 151
Inspire me Fridays 113
52 card pickup 2.30

Folded Christmas tree card


It's Karen's turn to set the challenge for the Christmas Card Club and she asked us to make a card that included a teabag/origami folded topper. This was indeed a challenge for me! I played around with a few ideas, but then settled on making a teabag folded tree following this Youtube link.

All papers, including the gold foiled vellum beneath the tree were all from my Christmas offcuts box and the stars were from Poundland. I inked the bottom edges of the tree sections with a copic pen.


The fold foiling on the vellum doesn't show up there, but you get some idea of what it looks like from this close up on a section:


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 83
Corrosive 179: fancy folds
Fussy & fancy 94: more than one fold
2 creative chicks 4: 3D
Gingerloft: trees
ABC Christmas: O Christmas tree
Sparkles Christmas 30: Christmas trees
Hiding in my craft room 108: Christmas in July
Cards for men 15: Christmas in July
The pink elephant 209: monochromatic
Crafting by designs: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 57: Christmas in July
Creative Belli 174: Christmas (used old papers)
DL.ART thankful Thursday 114: Christmas in July
Fairytale 72: Christmas in July
Crafty catz 193: Christmas in July
Jellypark friends: Christmas in July
Left of center 11: Christmas in July
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: Christmas in July
Totally gorjuss 194: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
Paper playtime 15: pattern paper
Penny's 137: bling it on
Craft lovin 5: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R134: anything goes
A random Thursday 7: anything goes
Kaboodle 181: anything goes
Inky linky 24
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 17: anything goes
Make it Monday 150
Inspire me Fridays 113
52 card pickup 2.30

Saturday, 27 July 2013

CHNC challenge 135: snowmen or women


It's Saturday again and time for a new CHNC challenge - for CHNC challenge 135 I'm asking to see snowmen or women.

My card features a small printed version of  'Frosty the snowman' added to the 'snowy postbox' image by Delicious Doodles, one of the sponsors.

Papers are from my Christmas offcuts box, ribbon is a left over piece of white and silver snowflakes. The snowflake ripple stickers were from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Friday mashup 120: Christmas and/or stripes
Holly jolly Christmas: snowmen
Christmas at sweet stampin July: snowmen or women

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The morning stars sang together ...


... and the angels shouted for Job - Job 38:7

If you've seen my previous post, you'll know that, having stamped a card blank wrongly, I had the idea of making ten cards out of five card blanks, which I've done here as well.

These blank card blanks already had the random silver foiling on the edges, so all I've done is inked the Tin can mail stamp with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder.

So that's another two packs of 5 Christmas cards ready for selling for Tearfund.


These are for:

Facebook A card a day
Fab 'n' funky 180: make a set
The pink elephant 209: monochromatic
Pattie's 71: monochromatic
Craft-room 56: heat embossing
One stitch at a time 173: use your favourite - stamping/heat embossing - and making Christmas cards
Songbird 25: my favourite thing - stamping/heat embossing - and making Christmas cards
Crafty sentiments: bling it on
Penny's 137: bling it on
Fashionista 18: wings
Platypus creek 37: wings
Bloggers challenge: things with wings
Robyn's fetish 169: Christmas in July
Sentimental Sundays 164: Christmas in July
Get inky 9: Christmas in July
Stamps & fun = creativity 161: Christmas in summer
Lexi 95: Christmas in July
Flourishes 230: Christmas in July with a catch - has to be semi flat for mailing
Crafting by designs: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 57: Christmas in July
Creative Belli 174: Christmas (used an old stamp
DL.ART thankful Thursday 114: Christmas in July
Fairytale 72: Christmas in July
The stamp spot July: Christmas in July
Stamp and create July: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
A random Thursday 7: anything goes
Kaboodle 181: anything goes
Bearly mine 96: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafts and me 139: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 90: anything goes
An Inky situation 1: anything goes
Inky linky 24
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Make it Monday 150
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

A happy accident


As regular readers of my blog know, I sell Christmas cards to raise funds for Tearfund. I don't charge as much for them as for other cards because people need a lot of Christmas cards and can't afford to pay too much for them (especially as they can go to certain shops and get a box full cheaply). I always make some packs of 5 to sell for £2 - they always seem to go well. I had some nice cream square card blanks with random gold foiling on the edges. I decided to simply ink the Anna Griffin stamp with versamark and heat emboss with detail gold powder. The stamp was a bargain - it had been used so it was in the bargain bin at That Craft Place when I visited a couple of months ago.

Having successfully stamped and embossed four cards I then found that I'd done the fifth one upside down! Of course, I could have kept the 4 and discarded the wrong one, but I wanted packs of five. Then I realised that, as the cards had the foiling on both sides I could cut them and make ten cards from the five card blanks - all I needed were 10 plain card blanks to stick them to - you can't see it here, but the card blanks are actually dark brown, which gives a nice contrast to the cream.

So, I'm glad I made the mistake of stamping upside down - now I have two packs of 5 cards!


These are for:

Sarn's Rudolph day for July
CASology 54: gold
Stampotique 109: clean & simple
Visible image July: inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas
Tando July: favourite artist - Anna Griffin





Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Another set of four Christmas cards


Another set using Echo park 'winter wishes' paper (similar to those shown here) - easy peasy! As I sell cards for charity I sometimes need to make some easy ones to swell stocks. No trees were cut on any of these - lol! Once again, peel off sentiments added.



These are for:

Robyn's fetish 169: Christmas in July
Sentimental Sundays 164: Christmas in July
Cards for men 15: Christmas in July
Lexi 95: Christmas in July
Flourishes 230: Christmas in July with a catch - has to be semi flat for mailing
Crafting by designs: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 57: Christmas in July
Creative Belli 174: Christmas (used old papers)
Fairytale 72: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
Deep ocean 56: blue
Paper playtime 15: pattern paper
Challenges 4 everybody 25: anything goes
Kaboodle 181: anything goes
Crafts and me 139: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Make it Monday 150
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Easy cards on another hot day


Once the sun had gone off the summerhouse and there was some shade and breeze through the windows, I took some crafting up there - and my iPad so I could watch some TV.

I didn't feel like doing much, so I took the easy option. I bought a couple of packs of Christmas card blanks in Hobbycraft sale earlier in the year - all I needed to add was some papers inside. I used papers from Echo park 'winter wishes'.

Here's a set of four cards:



The hardest thing with these cards is trying not to bend any of the delicate cut outs ... you can see that I have cut away a tree on one of the cards because it got a bit damaged - hope no one will realise that there should be a tree there.

I found up some silver peel offs that I've had for years and years, so I used them for the greetings.

These are for:

Facebook A card a day
Fab 'n' funky 180: make a set
Creative creations 15: anything goes
Bizzy Becs July: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 164: Christmas in July
Cards for men 15: Christmas in July (think these are suitable for men)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

More experimenting with gelli prints


For this card I gelli plate printed with gold and copper on to an offcut piece of lightly patterned paper (just a few leaves here and there)  once again using the mini echoes stencil by The cafters workshop. Unfortunately, the gold and copper paint doesn't show up sufficiently on the photo (took quite a few and couldn't get better) - and the flowers are much more aqua in real life.

I backed this with a piece of gold mirror card, on to a pastel aqua card blank. The orange flowers are Poundland and the inner silk flowers from Create and Craft.

I'm also adding this for the colours for Moxie fab world Tuesday trigger: painterly palette:



This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Daring cardmakers: paint effects
Delightful: celebrate with glitter, bling and sparkly things
Crafty sentiments: bling it on
Craft your passion 172: happy birthday
Craftin desert divas 11: birthdays
Fairies 9: flowers, summer
Paper playtime 15: pattern paper
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Bearly mine 96: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 25: anything goes
Kaboodle 181: anything goes
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inky linky 23
Make it Monday 150
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Monday, 22 July 2013

Gelli plate pink


This card is made with backgrounds created with the gelli plate and acrylic paint, using the mini echoes stencil by The cafters workshop that I showed here. The strip between the ribbons was created while the stencil was on the gelli plate and the main background was made when the stencil was removed. Both papers were from my scraps box, the main one being another piece of MME Andrea Victoria (the reverse side of golden damask). I think I was a bit heavy handed when pressing the paper for the main print, but I quite like the appearance - it doesn't look too neat! The dark flowers were from Poundland - I took off the gems from the middles and added the silk flowers with pearls from Create and Craft. The sentiment panel is one that I've had for ages (still got loads like it - never seem to use them nowadays).


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 82
Creative inspirations paint: ribbon and bling
The squirrel and the fox 48: use something spooled - the ribbons
Daring cardmakers: paint effects
The pink elephant 209: monochromatic
In the pink 24: pink and pearlie
Bunny Zoe July: pink & white
Delightful: celebrate with glitter, bling and sparkly things
Fairies 9: flowers, summer
Craft your passion 172: happy birthday
Craftin desert divas 11: birthdays
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
Emerald faerie garden 45: happy birthday
Live laugh stamps July: birthdays
613 avenue create 29: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 25: anything goes
Kaboodle 181: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inky linky 23
Make it Monday 150
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Gelli plate flowers


Yesterday afternoon I took my gelli plate, paints and various papers and stencils etc up into the summerhouse and played with making prints.

As well as using some plain card, I tried out some printing on patterned paper. I used an offcut of My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria (the reverse side of golden damask), using a mini echoes stencil by The cafters workshop that I bought last week at Craftability in Ipswich with some brown acrylic paint.

The offcut of paper wasn't big enough to use as a background, so I decided to make a couple of wacky flowers (still not sure that I like them - bit different for me) by tearing rough circles and creating stems and leaves out of bits left over, just adding a circular sentiment.


This is for:

Less is more 129 theme: hand made flowers
Daring cardmakers: paint effects
Totally papercrafts 176: make your own flowers
Crafting when we can 49: floral
Pixie's crafty snippets week 82

Another altered notebook


The background is an offcut of unknown card. I can't remember where the stickers came from, but I particularly like the smiley summer sun and the kite.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Simply create too 42: anything but a card
Beyond grey 35: the sky is the limit  - something seen in the sky
V's sweet ideas 13: summer fun
Catered crop: summer lovin
Hobby cutz 11: summer
Kreativer Basel 27: summer
PanPastel 29: summertime
Craftin desert divas 10: summer
DL.ART thankful Thursday 113: summer
Wags n whiskers 108: summer fun
PumpkinSpice 29: summer
Country view crafts 5: summer sizzler
613 avenue 29: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Just for a change ....


... a little altered notebook - using an offcut piece of DCWV textured cardstock embossed with a cuttlebug folder, with various stickers.


This is for:

Simply create too 42: anything but a card
Crafty catz 192: banners, bunting or pennants
Squigglefly 2813: emboss me
613 avenue 29: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

For you


A simple card made with a piece of DCWV patterned card run through the cuttlebug with th d'vine swirls embossing folder (still one of my all-time favourites) - a script strip and the chipboard circular sentiment.


This is for:

Pile it on 29: thinking of you/just because
The paper shelter 121: clean and simple
Left of center 10: spots and/or stripes
DRS 79: lucky stripes
Squigglefly 2813: emboss me
MilkCoffee: emboss it
613 avenue 29: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Thinking of you


This is a simple card made with a recycled picture from a card received, a frame, the pink card blank and a Creata textured rub on sentiment.


This is for:

Pile it on 29: thinking of you/just because
The paper shelter 121: clean and simple
Crafting when we can 49: floral
Dutch dare 226: floral frenzy
Bunny Zoe July: pink & white

Have a sweet Christmas


This is my design team card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 12: sweets. Please click on the link and see what other members of the team have made and, hopefully, join in the challenge - I'd love to see you there.

The main background paper is a K & Co offcut, as is the paper with random 'sweet' words.The gingerbread people were cut from another offcut piece of card (they have a very shiny surface that doesn't show up here) along with the dotted paper from DCWV. The ribbon/twine is from Docrafts and the 'have a sweet Christmas' was generated with my dymo letratag label maker.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 82
My heart pieces: use your favourite fruit colour - strawberries!
Annabelle 167: polka dots
Bizzy Becs July: anything goes

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Black on black


Delicious doodles 45: black-on-black challenge prompted me to make this card. I used a sparkly black card blank on to which I used a piece of Basic Grey Scarlet's letter 'fre the well' paper - I put various strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape on to this and some Craftime lace rub ons. I layered the Poundland felt flowers with buttons on to the larger paper flowers and added a birthday sentiment. As I've used Basic Grey paper this is for Basic Grey 98: flowers.


This is also for:

Ooh la la: ebony and ivory
Penny's 136: use black somewhere
Card and scrap 58: use lace or tape
Alphabet: L for lace
Catered crop: button up
Eclectic ellapu: flowers
Fairies 9: flowers, summer
Inspiration avenue: birthdays
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
Emerald faerie garden 45: happy birthday
Oozak 18: anything goes with texture
Hiding in my craft room 107: freestyle
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Inky linky 23
Make it Monday 149
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Wobbly dinosaurs


This card was prompted by Red carpet studio 45: action movies - using some dinosaurs on springs (bought from Poundland long ago) with some offcuts of Basic Grey archaic papers, mounted on to a kraft card blank.

Colours are for Color throwdown 251:



This is also for:

Here come the boys 56: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 150: let's hear it for the boys
Crafty cardmakers 96: birthday
Inspiration avenue: birthdays
There she goes 216: metal (you can't see them here, but the dinos are on springs)
Crafty bloggers network 13: metal magic
Ladybug: birthdays
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
Emerald faerie garden 45: happy birthday
Live laugh stamps July: birthdays

Faux stitching for CHNC challenge 134


Another card for my CHNC challenge 134: stitching.  I've used 'winter' digital papers supplied by Floppy Latte Designs, stamping with a favourite Inkadinkado angel stamp, with some faux stitching creating a border using a Sakura gelli roll pen.

Two of the printed papers were torn around perspex oval templates. The angel stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver embossing powder. Snowflakes were cut with some of the paper using a Docrafts punch. The sentiment is a left over from a Kanban kit bought some years ago.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Loves rubber stamps 61: Christmas in July
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Platypus creek digitals 36: Christmas in July
Allways something creative 57: Christmas in July
Pink by design: Christmas in July
Eureka 48: Christmas in July
Fab 'n' funky 179: Christmas in July
Fairytale: Christmas in July
The stamp spot: Christmas in July
Stamp and create July: Christmas in July
Cuttin and stampin 28: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: Christmas anything goes
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
Creative belli 174: Christmas (used an old stamp)
Christmas stampin all year long 25: techniques - I chose heat embossing
Christmas card challenges week 33: embossing
Kaboodle 180: any embossed work
Squigglefly 2813: emboss me
MilkCoffee: emboss it
Addicted to stamps 60: lots of layers
Sunday stamper 266: build me up butercup - layers
Crafty friends 8: doodling - hand drawn faux stitching
Left of center 10: spots and/or stripes
Kreativeinkauf 5: stripes
DRS 79: lucky stripes
Deep ocean 56: blue
Sentimental Sundays 163: you've been framed
Robyn's fetish 168: things with wings
Incy wincy: things with wings
Bloggers challenge: things with wings
Oozak 18: anything goes with texture
Hiding in my craft room 107: freestyle
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Sweet stamps 126: anything goes
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Anything goes 97: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Make it Monday 149
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

CHNC challenge 134: stitching


Today's CHNC challenge 134 is all about 'stitching'. One of the sponsors, Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments, has joined me as a guest designer and has done a wonderful card with embroidery. My card doesn't have such intricate stitching, but rather some stitching on an offcut of some wrapping paper that I bought some years ago (it was far too good to use as wrapping paper - it has the feel of handmade paper).  I mounted the stitched paper on to a scrap piece of striped paper.

 I've used images kindly supplied by Floppy Latte Designs -' Christmas prayer silhouette' and 'Christmas 9', colouring the stained glass window with copics and adding some glittered stars raised with 3D foam.


This is also for:

Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Platypus creek digitals 36: Christmas in July
Allways something creative 57: Christmas in July
Pink by design: Christmas in July
Eureka 48: Christmas in July
Fab 'n' funky 179: Christmas in July
Fairytale: Christmas in July
Clearlyistamp: Christmas in July
Cuttin and stampin 28: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: Christmas anything goes
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
Creative belli 174: Christmas (old pieces of paper and stars)
One stitch at a time 172: use a digi
Left of center 10: spots and/or stripes
Kreativeinkauf 5: stripes
DRS 79: lucky stripes
2 sisters 153: stars
LiaStampz 45: your country's colours - red, white, blue
Mema's crafts July: paint your patriotism - anything goes or use red, white, blue
Scrappy frogs July: red, white and blue
Lisa B designs: blue, red and white
Stampin for the weekend: sparkle and bling
Whoopsi Daisy: use your markers
Oozak 18: anything goes with texture
Hiding in my craft roomn 107: freestyle
Rhedd & rosies 11: anything goes
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Great impressions July: anything goes
Anything goes 97: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Make it Monday 149
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29

Friday, 19 July 2013

Under the sea ... at The Sweet Pea Stampers


Today it's the turn of team B to show their cards for the new challenge on The Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog: 'under the sea'. Please visit the blog and see the beautiful crafting of the rest of the team - and, hopefully, join in the challenge.

I've used Elaine Cox's Little Jasmine mermaid digi, coloured with spectrum noirs. The background paper was from my offcuts box. I used a torn piece of 'sea pebble' paper at the bottom, a black lace rub on and some glitter strips. The edging on the right of the image was done with a Martha Stewart punch. Flowers are from stash.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Cupcake inspirations 219: sea creatures:
Simon says: by the sea
Crazy4challenges 194: marine life
Heck of a challenge July: the sea
Craft a scene July: under the sea
Chocolat, coffee & cards 43: life's a beach
Stampin with the dragon: on the beach
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: pool party - pool, beach, swimming theme
Pile it on 28: water
Woodware UK: the great outdoors
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: the great outdoors
Hobby cutz 10: fantasy
Love to create 74: fairy tale or fantasy
Delightful: celebrate with glitter bling and sparkly things
Happy campers 19: bling
Hiding in my craft room 106: super scraps Saturday
Eclectic ellapu: flowers
Fairies 9: flowers, summer
The paper nest dolls 8: floral frenzy
AnMaCreatief 22: punching
Alphabet: L for lace
Card and scrap 58: use lace or tape
One stitch at a time 172: use a digi
Whoopsi Daisy: use your markers
Cards and scrap 176: everything must
Brown sugar 51: anything goes
Let's craft and create 74: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Anything goes 97: anything goes
LEJ 62: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes
613 avenue create 28: anything goes
Sister act 16: anything goes
Make it Monday 149
Inspire me Fridays 112
52 card pickup 2.29