Monday, 28 October 2013

Cheerful Stamp Pad 72: purple and yellow


Today's Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 72 is a colour one: purple and yellow. This is being sponsored by Jelly Park who kindly supplied the design team with some digital images to use. Some of us were given halloween witch - click on the link to see this and perhaps buy it.

I don't usually do any crafting for Halloween because it's just not my thing, so I was a bit stumped as to what to do for my design team card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 72. So I used the colours of the challenge and the digital image that had been supplied, coloured with spectrum noirs, with the caption generated by my dymo letratag:

The background cream gold foiled card is Hunkydory and I also used offcuts of HD purple and gold foiled card. The strips of yellow and purple card on the left were made with my gelli plate, acrylic paints and stencils. Stars from stash.

The colours used are good for Color my heart 66:



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's snippets playground week 96
Paper makeup digi makeover 112: use your scraps
Kaboodle 195: halloween anything goes
Melonheadz friends: costume/dress up/halloween
Parade your crafts 7: halloween and/or autumn
Whoopsi daisy: halloween
Dream valley 6: halloween
One stitch at a time 187: halloween or halloween colours
Robyn's fetish 183: halloween
Card mania 32: halloween
Try it on Tuesday: halloween
Crafty creations 245: halloween characters
Creative belli 181: halloween (Hunkydory supplies and stars are old)
Scrappers delights 10: halloween
Simon says Wednesday challenge: halloween or halloween colours
CCEE 1343: halloween
MilkCoffee: costumes/halloween
Stampin with the dragon: halloween
Stempelsonne 100: halloween
Di's digi designs: halloween
Scrap-cards 53: fall or halloween
2 creative chicks 7: halloween
De creatieve zebra 2: halloween
The cupboard trilogy 16: halloween/fall
V's sweet ideas 16: halloween
Crafty calendar October: halloween
Allways something creative 61: fall & halloween
Bastel-traum: halloween
Kreativeinkauf 8: fall or halloween
Sparkles 49: halloween
Happy campers 23: halloween
Love to create 28: halloween
Crafting for all seasons 63: too cute to spook
Hanna and friends 183: anything goes
Quirky crafts 22: make us quirky well laugh
Creative fingers 8: anything goes
Craft your passion 186: halloween - nicer, fun side of it
Crafty little fairies: anything goes
Polka doodles digi choosday 1: anthing goes
Lacy sunshine 20: anything goes
Creative inspirations paint: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 18: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Tammy's scraping corner 86: anything goes
Paper nest dolls 16: anything goes
Word play Saturday October: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 32: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 4: anything goes
613 avenue create 43: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 30
Inky linky 34
Make it Monday 164
Inspire me Fridays 126

Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Glory of Christmas challenge 19: homemade background


It's time for a new challenge on The Glory of Christmas, so for challenge 19 we're asking to see homemade backgrounds. Please click on the link and join in with our challenge. You might like to make your own background with some embossed card or stamping ... or any other method that produces a homemade background.

For my design card I used an Embossalicious 'seasonal music' embossing folder run through my eBosser using some white pearlescent card and brushed the embossed card with broken china distress ink. The snowman is Mr Snowman, a Spellbinders shapeability, cut twice to produce the background as well as the foreground brushed with the distressing ink. The glittery ribbon is some that I've had for quite a while and the Winter Wonderland sentiment is one that has been in a box for ages.

This is also another card for my own CHNC challenge 148: music.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Christmas card challenges week 48: bows
Aud sentiments 92: Christmas sentiments
My heart pieces: anything Christmas
Get creative Eudokia's challenge: create a Christmas card
Scrapping4fun 5: Christmas card
Always playing with paper merry Monday 80: use music or create a carol inspired card
Fab n funky 190: distress
Paper creators 16: pink or blue
Bunny Zoe October: ribbon
Party time Tuesday 143: glitter
Eclectic ellapu: inspired by a film - The Snowman
Crafty hands 1: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 32: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 4: anything goes
613 avenue create 43: anything goes
Rhedd and rosies 18: anything goes
Craftin' boutique 13: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 30
Inky linky 34
Make it Monday 163
Inspire me Fridays 126

Saturday, 26 October 2013

CHNC challenge 148: music


It's beginning to be a serious time for making Christmas cards. Yes, I've been making them throughout the year, but I still need to make more. I expect you do too, so why not join my CHNC challenge 148 - you just have to make a music related card - either include some music paper or base the card on a particular piece of music.

For my card I used My Paper World Christmas motives stamp with versafine onyx black with Kaisercraft turtle dove papers, including the one that the image was stamped on.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Ballet birthday


This is a card that I was asked to make for a daughter's birthday, with a dance theme. The background card is 'dancing feet' by Kanban and the pictures are Kanban too. Flowers are Craftime. This is an A5 card to accommodate the die cut images.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Fussy & fancy 100: celebration
Seize the birthday: birthday
Card and scrap 63: anniversaries, birthdays, etc
Top tip Tuesday 112: black and white with a splash of colour
Bloggers challenge: black, white and a splash of colour
Cards galore October: flowers
4 crafty chicks 165: girls night out (the recipient runs a dance school)
Get creative Erina's challenge: card with a girlish image
Get creative Marie's challenge: a heart
Bunny Zoe October: ribbon
Craft-Dee-BowZ October: anything goes and include a handmade bow
Party time Tuesday 143: glitter
Artistic inspirations 64: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Rhedd and rosies 18: anything goes
Craftin' boutique 13: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 30
Make it Monday 163
Inspire me Fridays 126

12 days of Christmas


I'm late, I'm late for a very important date ... Apologies to Sue P who chose the '12 days of Christmas' for this fortnight's CCC challenge and to all the other girls. I should have posted this Sunday, but things got in the way.

When I was thinking what to do for this I remembered I had a 'partridge in a pear tree' stamp somewhere, which I was going to use. But when I was looking for something else I found some Hunkydory card and elements that were perfect for this challenge - 'A partridge in a pear tree' from their Stylish Season collection.

The card split nicely into two, with the first three items from the song on the first one and the last three on the second one. I will have the other days to use on future cards.



These are also for:

Sarn's Rudolph Day October
Polka doodles 42: Christmas in coming
Always playing with paper merry Monday 80: use music or create a carol inspired card: A partridge in a pear tree
Craft room: our feathered friends (particularly the first card)
Ooh-la-la: things with wings

Monday, 21 October 2013

The holly bears a berry as white as the milk


'The holly bears a berry ...'  (Sans Day Carol) is a beautiful Christmas carol that isn't sung very often. For this card I've used offcuts of the stitched paper with stars (originally wrapping paper), some Papermania red and white paper and a small piece of card rescued from a cracker two or three years ago (not much of this left now). The holy was upcycled from a card received. Spotty grosgrain ribbon from stash.


This is for:

Always playing with paper 80: use music or create a carol inspired card
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/happy holiday
CRAFT 229: Christmas
Polka doodles 42: Christmas is coming
Unstampabelles 28: stitching
Crafty ribbons  66: anything goes with ribbon
Bunny Zoe October: ribbon
Squigglefly 4213: leave me be - incorporate leaves
Creative belli 180: leaves
MilkCoffee: spots and dots
Artistic inspirations 64: anything goes
613 avenue create 42: anything goes
One stitch at a time 186: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 163
Inspire me Fridays 125

Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 71: let's stencil continued


Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 71: let's stencil continues today with some more inspiration from the team. To enter the challenge and see the inspiration from last week please click here. We would love to see the creations you make using a stencil or mask. The challenge is being sponsored by Stencilgirl products.

So this is my design team card for Let's stencil. Background created by first dabbing scrunched paper on to acrylic paint on a gelli plate creating a mottled effect, then using two Clarity Stamp stencils to finish the background with different colours of acrylic. Stamps were inked with stazon black - the collage at the bottom is a Paper Artsy stamp, other stamps are My Mind's Eye.

Colours are for Party time Tuesday 142:



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Creative inspirations paint: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 59: make a card
Woodware: circles
Catered crop: orange is the new black
By Lori design 57: black, orange and your choice (yellow)
Pattie's 78: orange & black
Scribbles designs 10: shades of orange
Take a word: orange
PanPastel UK 42: autumn colours
Divas by design|: autumn colours
Mema's crafts October: a coat of colours - fall/autumn
Robyn's fetish 182: fall
Loves rubber stamps 74: fall leaves
Inky impressions 130: fall
Rhedd and rosies 17: shades of autumn
Chocolate, coffee & cards 50: autumn
Crafts4eternity R146: autumn leaves
Scrap-cards 53: fall or halloween
AnMaCreatief 25: autumn
Feeling crafty 21: autumn
Stamp and create October: fall or halloween
Allways something creative 61: fall & halloween
Kreativeinkauf 8: fall or halloween
Little blue button 10: fall, halloween
Creative belli 180: leaves (the stamps are old and had been almost forgotten!)
Squigglefly 4213: leave me be - incorporate leaves
Craft room: our feathered friends
Sugar creek hollow 72: birds of a feather
Ooh-la-la: things with wings
Artistic inspirations 64: anything goes
613 avenue create 42: anything goes
One stitch at a time 186: anything goes
My heart pieces: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
Inky linky 33
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 163
Inspire me Fridays 125

Saturday, 19 October 2013

A new home


This is a card I made the other day using the front of a shaped card matted on to the red card blank. I was going to leave the shaped card as it was, but the only piece that created a fold was at the bottom and I'm not sure that it would have survived handling ... and, in any case, it means that I've got the back of the card to use for a future one.

I masked off the roof so that I could run the 'wall' through my cuttlebug with the bricks embossing folder and I then swiped the embossed surface with fired brick distress ink, using the same at the top of the chimney with some brown corduroy lighted brushed on the roof.  With the addition of the sentiment and the mirror card door, the card was finished.


This is for:

Fussy & fancy 100: celebration
Crafters corner 13: cheers to new beginnings
Craft your passion 184: add some embossing
Digistamps4joy 78: embossing
Make my Monday: texture
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
Inkspirational 41: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes

Special birthday


I was asked to make a birthday card for a 70 year old featuring a garden and flowers. I used a spotted pink background paper, on to which I matted gold mirror card and then used some Kanban pieces to create three layers of invertage for a garden scene. The flowers are craftime.


This is for:

Seize the birthday: birthday anything goes
Fussy & fancy 100: celebration
Card and scrap 63: anniversaries, weddings, birthdays etc
CCEE 1342: flowers
Cards galore October: flowers
Nutcrafters 54: lots of layers
4 crafty chicks 164: multiple layers
Get creative Irini's challenge: layers - more than 3
Crafting with dragonflies 13: card with nature/leaves/trees
Creative belli 180: leaves (I used items from an old Kanban kit that had been forgotten about)
Craftitude 51anything goes or spooky
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
Inky linky 33
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 125

Merry Christmas Santa


This is a quick Christmas card made with some Kanban card and toppers from an old kit, with a couple of snowflake stickers that I think came from The Works.


This is for:

There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas is round the corner
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/happy holiday
CRAFT 229: Christmas
Polka doodles 42: Christmas is coming
Crafty creations 244: let's see you sparkle and shine
Get creative Alexandra's challenge: use pattern paper on your card
Craftitude 51anything goes or spooky
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 149: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 4: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 125

CHNC challenge 147: peace


Don't the weeks go by quickly? Here we are again at Saturday and time for CHNC challenge 147, which, this week is all about 'peace' - please click on the link to see what it's about and, hopefully, join in with your own Christmas cards the depict 'peace'.

One of today's sponsors is CAS-ual Fridays and they generously supplied me with a set of stamps called 'Christmas Carols' - you can see them here - some of which I've used on my card, as well as a dove stamp I already had.

I'm annoyed with myself because I made this card a while ago in readiness for this challenge and didn't record what papers these were and now I can't remember and can't find the original pad they came from. I think they are Kaisercraft 'turtle dove'. but If anyone can help and tell me what they actually are, I'll be delighted. They are beautiful papers - as you can see the one used inside the gatefold is gold foiled. I heat embossed all of the images I used with detail gold powder.

The paperclips are only there to hold the card closed for the photo.




This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Addicted to stamps 67: Christmas is coming
There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas is round the corner
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/happy holiday
CRAFT 229: Christmas
Crafty little fairies: Christmas in October
Polka doodles 42: Christmas is coming
Korttikarkuri 1: let's get inky - stamp a Happy Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin October: cards for men (think this is suitable)
Crimbo crackers 52: Christmas birds
Craft room: our feathered friends
Sugar creek hollow 72: birds of a feather
Ooh-la-la: things with wings
Craft your passion 184: add some embossing
Digistamps4joy 78: embossing
Sparkle n sprinkle October: anything goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Get creative Channa's challenge: embossing
Crafty creations 244: let's see you sparkle and shine
Southern girls 80: shine on
Craftitude 51: anything goes or spooky
Penny Black at allsorts October: anything goes
Live laugh stamp wodrplay Saturday October: anything
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 102: anything goes
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: anything
Stamp dreams 21: anything goes
Creative craft challenges 21: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 149: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 4: anything goes
613 avenue create 41: anything goes (option: pile it on)
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 125

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Birthday bunting ...


... and cake.

Daring cardmakers are celebrating their 7th birthday (incredible to think that it was 7 years ago that this wonderful challenge blog started). Their challenge for this week is 'Birthday banners and bunting'  and thee is a lovely prize from Tea house bridge.

The background paper of my card is by Best Creation Inc. The bunting is taken from some Flutterbys paper garland. The glittered cupcakes are some left over from a Kanban kit (still got quite a bit of the kit actually, even though I've used lots).


This is also for:

Crafting when we can 55: make it sparkle
Created with love 62: sewing
Through the purple haze: anything goes with a hint of food
The paper girls 41: sew it on
Get creative Olga's challenge: put a banner in your card

Wedding day


I was asked to make a wedding day card, so this is what I made using components from a kit that previously came from Kanban. Unfortunately, the silver doesn't show up as well here as it does irl.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Hobby cutz 20: wedding
Card and scrap 63: anniversaries, weddings etc
Creatalicious 56: wedding day
LEJ 75: celebrate
Bearly mine 108: anything goes
Creative craft challenges 21: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 149: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 4: anything goes
613 avenue create 41: anything goes (option: pile it on)
Artistic inspirations 63: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
2 sisters 165: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goess
Sister act 28
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 124

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Bringing home the holly


This is my second card for the mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round challenge for October 'getting ready for Christmas'. Please click on the link and see the lovely festive crafting of the rest of the team and, hopefully, join in the challenge - you still have plenty of time.

And don't forget:

'This can be anything associated with the preparations for Christmas - presents, baking, Christmas lights, trimming the tree etc.

For something a little different this month we will have two challenges running at the same time.
The first challenge will be a single card challenge and we will be drawing a random prize winner and our top three from here.

The second challenge will be for those who make a set of five cards.


You may make five cards the same or five different ones, you just need to upload a photo clearly showing five.
Now you can enter both challenges but you cannot enter one of your five cards in the single entry challenge. '


For my card I've used a shaped card blank which I distressed with fired brick distress ink, adding another of those glittery oval images (I have a lot of these - can't remember where I got them from), with the addition of a Craftwork cards sentiment circle and layered Docrafts flowers.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 41: shades of red
There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas
Cards galore October: flowers
Whimsy 64: shabby chic/vintage
Anything goes 101: out with the girls
A little bit crafty October: a little bit shabby
Bearly mine 108: anything goes
Creative craft challenges 21: anything goes
Delightful: distressed
Scrap-cards 52: flowers 4 you
Joanna Sheen: so sweet (cute girl)
One stitch at a time 185: winter wonderland
613 avenue create 41: anything goes (option: pile it on)
Challenges 4 everybody 31: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 3: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 63: anything goes
Ladybug: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
2 sisters 165: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goess
Sister act 28
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 124

Bringing home the Christmas greenery


This is my first card for the mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round challenge for October 'getting ready for Christmas'. Please click on the link and see the lovely festive crafting of the rest of the team and, hopefully, join in the challenge - you still have plenty of time.

And don't forget:

'This can be anything associated with the preparations for Christmas - presents, baking, Christmas lights, trimming the tree etc.

For something a little different this month we will have two challenges running at the same time.
The first challenge will be a single card challenge and we will be drawing a random prize winner and our top three from here.

The second challenge will be for those who make a set of five cards.


You may make five cards the same or five different ones, you just need to upload a photo clearly showing five.
Now you can enter both challenges but you cannot enter one of your five cards in the single entry challenge. '


For my card I've used an offcut of Hunkydory card with the tartan border on to which I mounted an oval image of children bringing home some Christmas greenery. The tied ribbon is a piece from a lot that I bought some years ago now (sadly, not much of it left). Flowers are prima and the sentiment circle is Craftwork cards.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets playground week 94
Use it Tuesday 65: scraps, pieces, odds and ends
Hiding in my craft room 119: super scraps Saturday
There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas
Crafting by designs: anything goes with ribbon or lace
Quirky crafts 21: favourite things - making Christmas cards, ribbon, flowers
Cards galore October: flowers
Whimsy 64: shabby chic/vintage
Everybody art 249: ribbon
Bunny Zoe October: ribbon
Shopping our stash 123: oldest ribbon (have had this for years)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 71: let's stencil


This is my design team card for Cheerful stamp pad challenge 71: let's stencil. Please click on the link and see what the other members of the design team have created and also, hopefully, join in with your own projects that have been produced using a stencil.

Vicki at Cheerful stamp pad said: 'This challenge is a little different from what I usually post. It is "Use a Stencil". The DT does not care how the stencil was used. It can be on a art journal page, a canvass, a card or even an ATC. You are not limited is to how you use your stencil as long as we can tell that a stencil was used.'

I used stencils with a gelli plate. First I made a print of yellow dabbing a scrunched up piece of paper on to the acrylic paint to give a mottled effect. I then used a lovely leafy stencil from Clarity Stamps to overlay and lightly stamped some trees in the background using an Inkadinkado stamp with memento rich cocoa. I randomly used Sheena Douglass stamps inked stazon black.


This is also for:
The squirrel and the fox 54: things with wings
Totally gorjuss 205: wings and things
Ooh-la-la: things with wings
Tammy's scraping corner 84: fall colours
Simon says Wednesday challenge: use a rubber or a clear stamp
Kaboodle 193: earth tones or colour
Make my Monday: texture - the layers of acrylic paint have created a lovely texture
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
Stamp dreams 21: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 63: anything goes
My heart pieces: anything goes
Penny Black and more at allsorts October: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 31: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 3: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters: anything goes
Brown sugar 63: anything goes
2 sisters 165: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goess
Sister act 28
Inky linky 32
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 124

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Glory of Christmas: Bingo


Today's Glory of Christmas challenge 18 is Bingo! Choose at least three of the items across or down to include on your creation. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and please join in with us - I look forward to seeing you there.

I chose the top line across and used red, text (the sentiment), homemade background (randomly stamping an Inkadinkado stamp, half pearls and Christmas night (depicted by the image stamped from Sue Dix's snow scene.

The card blank is A5 landscape opening tent style.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Korttikarkuri's let's get inky: stamp a happy ChristmasAddicted to stamps 67: Christmas is coming
Deep ocean 62: Christmas is round the corner
Lisa B designs October: traditional Christmas projects
Korttikarkuri 1: let's get inky - stamp a Happy Christmas
Simon says Wednesday challenge: use a rubber or a clear stamp
Craft-Dee Bowz October: anything goes and include a handmade bow
Stamp dreams 21: anything goes
Eureka 60: anything goes
My heart pieces: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Live laugh stamp wordplay Saturday October: anything
Penny Black and more at allsorts October: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 31: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 3: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters: anything goes
Brown sugar 63: anything goes
2 sisters 165: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network October: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goess
Sister act 28
Inky linky 32
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 124

Saturday, 12 October 2013

CHNC challenge 146: make it square


Today sees the start of another new challenge on my CHNC blog, so for challenge 146 I'm asking for square Christmas cards - a nice easy one this week so that you can get on with lots of cards to avoid any panic towards Christmas.

For my card I've used one of the inserts kindly supplied by Bearly mine designs, using it for the front of the card rather than for an insert, with the lovely candle picture added in the frame.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 40: plain and simple (just one layer as it was produced digitally)
Crafts4eternity R145: clean and simple
Created with love 61: any holiday
Deep ocean 62: Christmas is round the corner
Lisa B designs October: traditional Christmas projects
Robyn's fetish 180: use a digi

Friday, 11 October 2013

Love is worth taking a risk


This is my design card for the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge: sparkle and shine. Please click on the link and admire the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge - if you have any Sweet Pea images we would love to see them, but you don't have to have them to join in.

I used Lisa Victoria's 'Daphne's Dilemma' Sweet Pea rubber stamp coloured with Spectrum Noirs with Art Institute glitters and glossy accents. The background is Hukydory card and Embossalicious 'floral vine' embossing folder strip on pink pearlised card. The sentiment was generated with my Dymo letratag and I added a few flowers and gems to give some more shine.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafty little fairies: pretty in pink
A creative romance: fairytale or winged creations
The squirrel and the fox 54: things with wings
Simon says stamps Wednesday challenge: use a rubber or a clear stamp
Emerald faeries 48: sparkle
The rubber buggy 12: charm it up (bling)
Inky impressions 129: glitter and sparkle
Creative fingers 6: anything goes + option: shades of one colour (lots of pink)
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
Brown sugar 63: anything goes

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Hello


Another autumnal card with a background made with my gelli plate. I fist made a layer of yellow acrylic paint that I dabbed with scrunched up paper to give a mottled effect. I then used some red with a dotty stencil and then some brown with a swirly leaf stencil - both from Clarity Stamps.

The leaves are similar to the one used on the previous card - they look much better in real life - you can see through them more.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Frilly and funkie: colours of autumn
Creative knockouts 6: happy fall
Lady Anne October: autumn/fall
Polka doodles 40: autumn
Through the purple haze: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 83: inspired by a song title: 'Forever autumn'
Southern girls 79: sing a song, sing out loud: 'Forever autumn'

Autumn birthday


The background was embossed using Embossalicious floral vine and swiped with firebrick distress ink. The coloured strips on the side are scraps left from gelli plate prints using various stencils. The leaf is one of many I bought years ago. The charm at the base of the leaf was originally silver, so I coloured it with alcohol ink.

Colours include these for Crafts4eternity R144: cinnamon:



This is for:

Fashionable stamping 58: use a mask or stencil
Seize the birthday: birthday with colours of fall
Get inky 14: fall colours
Parade your crafts 5: fall
Creative moments 27: anything goes/autumn
Rhedd and rosies 17: shades of autumn
Ruby's rainbow 64: autumnal colours
CRAFT 228: autumn/halloween/thanksgiving
DRS 91: inspired by autumn
Challenges and candies 18: colours of autumn
Simply create too 47: fall/autumn
2 sisters 164: fall fun
Allsorts 227: autumn colours
AnMaCreatief 25: autumn
Feeling crafty 21: autumn
Mema's crafts October: fall/autumn coat of colours
House of gilli 54: anything goes/fall
Kreativeinkauf 7: autumn leaves
Polka doodles 40: autumn
Little blue button 10: fall
Creative belli 180: leaves - the leaf and charm are certainly old and forgotten items
Little tangles 22: make your own pattern paper
The paper shelter 132: charm us
Pixie's snippets playground week 93
Use it Tuesday 65: scraps, pieces, odds & ends
Emerald faeries 48: sparkle
Get creative 5 October: Natasa's challenge: use water-soluble colours - I used distress ink
A little bit crafty October: a little bit shabby
LiaStampz 50: shabby chic
My time to craft 237: vintage or shabby chic
Whoopsi Daisy: vintage/shabby chic
Natalie and Amy 13: shabby chic
Whimsy 64: shabby chic/vintage
Divas by design: 3 or more layers
Twisted Tuesday 60: lots of layers + twist: heavy metal (charm)
Graph it markers 14: colours of autumn
Craft your passion 183: heavy metal (charm)
Craftin desert divas 16: anything with a sentiment
Live laugh stamp wordplay Saturday October: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network October: anything
613 avenue create 40: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 2: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
Sister act 27
Inky linky 32
Make it Monday 161
Inspire me Fridays 123

Monday, 7 October 2013

Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 70 - second week


This is my second tag for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 70, which is just beginning it's second week, so there is still plenty of time to play along (to link your entries, please go to challenge 70 week1) - and please visit the blog to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team.

For this tag I used one of the Edwardian children pictures kindly supplied by the sponsor of Cheerful stamp pad challenge 70: Lunagirl Vintage Images, digitally adding 'My sweetheart' and the phrase that says 'A rose speaks of love silently in a language known only to the heart.' The flowers around the tag are from my stash, as is the piece of sparkly netting used for the tie of the tag.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's snippets playground week 93
The paper nest dolls 14: vintage
Creative card crew 46: tag
My time to craft 237: vintage or shabby chic
Whimsy 64: shabby chic/vintage
Whoopsi Daisy: vintage/shabby chic
Collage obsession: vintage
Sugar creek hollow 71: romance
Bloggers challenge: love is in the air
Digi sketch: love
Hobby house 5: roses
Tammy scraping corner 83: inspired by a song title: The rose - a pop song made famous by Bette Midler in the film 'The Rose'
Anything goes 101: out with the girls
Top tip Tuesday 111: flowers
One stitch at a time 184: use a digi
Robyn's fetish 180: use a digi
Artistic inspirations 62: anything goes/make it girly
Crafty bloggers network October: anything goes
Eureka 60: anything goes
613 avenue create 40: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 2: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 147: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 3: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Moving along with the times: anything goes
Craftitude 50: anything goes
Crafty catz 201: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
The crafting cafe October: anything goes
Oozak 23: anything goes
Sister act 27
Make it Monday 161
Inspire me Fridays 123

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Merry Christmas


It was Maureen' s turn to choose the theme for today's Christmas Card Club challenge and she asked us to recycle something on to our card. I cut out a circle around a wreath that was rescued from an old card. I layered an offcut of vellum that has shiny embossed lettering, adding a piece of ribbon to match with the glittered holly berries. I wrapped the vellum around the back of the card, edging with a piece of the red ribbon.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets playground week 93
Facebook A card a day
Lisa B Designs October: traditional Christmas projects
Ribbon girls: make it sparkly
Fab 'n funky 187: ribbon
Divas by design: CAS
Crafty ribbons 64: anything goes
Creative fingers 5: anything goes + option: ribbon
613 avenue create 40: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 2: anything goes
Creative craft 20: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 147: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 3: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Moving along with the times: anything goes
Craftitude 50: anything goes
Crafty catz 201: anything goes
Jellypark friends: anything goes
Sister act 27
Inspire me Fridays 123