Saturday, 31 May 2014

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: layer it up


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: lots of layers - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

I used  Sparkle and Sprinkle 'enchanted slumber fairy' (the challenge is being sponsored by Sparkle and Sprinkle), colouring digitally (you have seen this one before, but I changed the colours slightly).

All papers are from Papermania honey & hugs pad, with the addition of ribbons, flowers, gems and bunting.


This is also for:

Open-minded 11: fairy tale or fantasy
City crafter 213: birthday banners
Paper makeup digi makeover 142: flowers
Crafty bloggers network May: pink and ribbon
Artistic inspirations 93: anything goes with the twist of things with wings
Craft room: wings
A song in your He{art}: gift of wings
The squirrel and the fox 70: let's hear it for the girls
Try it on Tuesday: feminine and fancy
Try stampin on Tuesday 169: girlfriends
Digistamps4Joy 93: girly/feminine
A creative romance: girly creations
Left of center 32: girly
Stampin for the weekend: for the girls
Whoopsi Daisy: lots of layers
PumpkinSpice 74: summer
3 girl jam June: summer fun with ribbon
Bastel-traum: summer
Hiding in my craft room 151: freestyle
Fan-tastic Tuesday 37: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 2: anything goes
Crafty girls 19: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 196: anything goes
The pink elephant 252: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 59: anything goes

Completely Christmas 14


As it's Saturday again that means it's time for Completely Christmas 14 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas - please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and please join in the challenge.

I used  Sparkle n Sprinke 'snow goddess', colouring digitally using Microsoft Paint (Sparkle n Sprinkle are the sponsors for Completely Christmas challenge 14). I dotted the collar and muff with quickie glue pen and sprinkled with Art Institute loose glitter.

All papers are My Mind's Eye 12 days of Christmas and the flowers and sentiment are from stash.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 26: anything goes
Fab n funky 218: it's Christmas
Little Claire 45: spots & stripes
Digi choosday 21: spots and stripes
The stampin boutique 19: use dots
Stamps & fun = creativity 204: stripes
Hobbybook: show us flowers - at least 3
Hiding in my craft room 151: freestyle
Fan-tastic Tuesday 37: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 2: anything goes
Crafty girls 19: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 196: anything goes
The pink elephant 252: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 59: anything goes

CHNC challenge 179: 3 of something


For my CHNC challenge 179 this week I'm asking to see 3 of something. If you haven't started your Christmas cards yet this year, it might be a good idea to think about joining in and get ahead of the 'panic season'. I'd love to see you there.

For my card I've used a Hunkydory background and some vellum and card panels that I've had for ages. The vellum is white with gold foiling, which, unfortunately, doesn't really show up in this flash photo (will try and replace with a better one taken in daylight). The flowers were from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 26: anything goes
Fab n funky 218: it's Christmas
Little Claire 45: spots & stripes
Pan pastel UK 14: florals
Crafter's cafe 65: use 3 flowers
Hobbybook: show us flowers - at least 3
Hiding in my craft room 151: freestyle
Crafting from the heart 20: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 174: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 37: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 2: anything goes
Crafty girls 19: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 196: anything goes
The pink elephant 252: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 59: anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 87: sentiment


This is my design card for this fortnight's Cheerful stamp pad challenge 87, which is to use a sentiment as the main focus of the creation. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

The background paper is an unknown piece that I found in my box. The panel on the left was made with my gelli plate, a stencil and acrylic paint. I inked the Clarity sentiment stamp with memento grape jelly, using a pre-cut die shape. Flowers added from stash.

And, of course, I've used my favourite crafting colour - love purple!


This is also for:

Clarity stamp 15: it's all about the words
Fitztown 37: celebrations
Allsorts 260: happy birthday
Allways something creative 75: birthday
As you like it: favourite colour duo and why - purple/lilac - my favourite crafting colours - always look special together
Paper crafting 10: my favourites (favourite crafting colour)
Eclectic paperie (ePlay) May: get stencilled
Ladybug: make it monochrome
Top tip Tuesday: monochrome
One crazy stamper May: anything goes and an embellishment
Party time Tuesday 174: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 37: anything goes
Creative fingers 36: anything goes

Monday, 26 May 2014

Guest designer for Lexi challenge 117: birthdays


I'm privileged to join Lexi's creations challenge 117 today as a guest winner of a previous challenge. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the team and join in the challenge.

The background of this card was made with my gelli plate, acrylic paint and a stencil, over an offcut piece of paper lurking in my scraps box. Another offcut down the side (Hunkydory) with Hobbycraft ribbon with gems. The butterflies image was kindly supplied by Lexi - I coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut out with Spellbinder's 'marvellous squares' die, cutting out a piece of green background paper with the next die in the set. Once again, the paper was from my scraps box. Glittered flowers and sentiment from stash.


This is also for:

Our creative corner May: love those leftovers
Fitztown 37: celebrations
Seize the birthday (option: tag you're it)
Allsorts 260: happy birthday
Crafty bloggers network May: pink with ribbon
Lacy sunshine 34 dies and/or punches
Craftitude 65: that's die-licious (use a die)
Whimsy 71: two or more die cuts
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
One stitch at a time 214: anything goes

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Scrapping4fun Jan - April winners challenge


As the winner of Scrapping4fun challenge 15 I was invited to take part in the Jan - April winners challenge.

I would appreciate it if you would click on the link and vote for me (if you like my contribution, of course):

This is the information given on Sceapping4fun:

'as you all know, all the Winner's from January up to April, participated in "The Winner's Challenge" for the Award Prize. They all received a sketch and they had the choice to do whatever they wanted.
The sketch was a Card Sketch and some ladies created a layout.


We are going to vote for all of them and this is where all our followers can help.

All the Winner Ladies will have a "NUMBER" with their own "NAME".

example: 00-Rachelle
You can cast your vote in the comment area for the Creation you like most. Do it by writing in the COMMENT area, example: (00-Rachelle).

You can vote on Scrapping4funChallenges Blog and on S4fC Facebook.
You can vote for more than one Creation but only once for a person.

Voting will close on Monday the 9th of June @ 23:55pm European Time.
Please be aware of the time zone differences - on the top left you will find the Date and Clock on the Blog.
We were given this sketch to work with:'


My card has been created using Basic Grey 'sugared' papers and stickers, as well as using a Dawn Bibby heart stamp and freehand drawn stitching. I used an 8" x 8" card blank to give plenty of room to be able to use the sentiment which I think is just right for a card to celebrate the birth of a baby girl. I inked all edges with a mix of antique linen and brushed corduroy distress inks.


This is also for:

Kreativer bastel 47: hearts
2 sisters 176: baby
The squirrel and the fox 70: let's hear it for the girls
Creative card crew 62: shabby chic/vintage
Sunflowerfield May: vintage/shabby chic/rustic
Card and scrap 76: shabby chic
Hobby cutz 49: vintage
The rubber buggy 19: vintage inspired
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Little miss Muffet 86: anything goes
Brown sugar 95: anything goes
613 avenue create 73: anything goes
Corrosive 200: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 19: anything goes
Sister Act 58: anything goes

The same but different


Three Christmas cards that have been made from almost the same supplies, but they are all slightly different. This is a scheduled post as today is our Wedding Anniversary and we are enjoying time away. I made these in advance for Sarn's Rudolph Day - she asks for two Christmas cards in the same blogpost ... I've included an extra too.

Papers are all Kaisercraft and the pictures are from a LOTV art pad set 18 winter wonderland, each one torn around a perspex oval. The sentiments are odd ones that I've accumulated (have a mixed bag of them).



These are also for:

Pixie's snippets week 126 (offcuts from the first card used to make the other two)
Our creative corner May: love those leftovers
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 26: anything goes
Little Claire 45: spots & stripes
613 avenue create 73: anything goes
Corrosive 200: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 19: anything goes
Sister Act 58: anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

The glory of Christmas 34: angels


It's time for the Glory of Christmas challenge 34: angels - please click on the link to see the crafting of the rest of the design and hope that you will be able to join in the challenge.

This is my design card. I printed out the sheet music and then stamped the Anita angel stamp and coloured with spectrum noir pens. Just the addition of a piece of ribbon and the card was done - I was tempted to add something else, but resisted.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Paper crafting 10: my favourites (making Christmas cards)
Stampavie and more 212: Christmas in May
Christmas card challenges 26: anything goes
Stamp dreams 37: stampings
Digi sketch: use a stamp and/or sketch
Crimbo crackers 65: no designer paper
Card mania 47: clean and simple
QKR stampede 89: clean & simple
One crazy stamper May: anything goes and an embellishment
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Graph it markers week 21: oranges and lemons
One stitch at a time 214: anything goes
Dream valley 82: things with wings
Deep ocean 78: wings
Rhedd and rosies 33: no flowers
613 avenue create 73: anything goes
Corrosive 200: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 19: anything goes
Sister Act 58: anything goes

Saturday, 24 May 2014

CHNC challenge 178: Christmas in your country


This is my card for CHNC challenge 178: Christmas in your country - I'd like to see something on your card that makes you think of Christmas in your country - it might be something seasonal or a particular national celebration or tradition ... I'm sure you will have ideas. For instance, I have used a picture with a typically British pillar box, as well as a snowy scene that is traditionally thought of at Christmas. Also, lace is quite widely used in the UK.

For my card I've used 'snowy postbox' a digital image by Delicious Doodles (one of today's sponsors), colouring just the pillar box with a red spectrum noir. The background paper is from the Authentique peaceful collection (I do love these papers and am sorry that I'm gradually using them up). Lace and Craftime flowers from stash.

I based the card on the sketch given for Crazy challenge 171 (too late to actually join the challenge though, but still wanted to acknowledge it):



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life 48 week 20
Paper crafting 10: my favourites (making Christmas cards)
One stitch at a time 214: anything goes
We do doobadoo 6: lace
Pan pastel UK 14: florals
Stampin with the dragon: flowers
Time4scrap 40: anything goes
Sister Act 58: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 13


This is my design card for Completely Christmas 13:anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovelu designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

The image for my design card is Stitchy Bear's Santa sleigh silhouette - for One stitch at a time 214: anything goes - and  papers are  from Teresa Collins Christmas Home pad..


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Paper crafting 10: my favourites (making Christmas cards)
Southern girls: sparkle and shine with a bit of bling
ABC: L is for lots of layers
Time4scrap 40: anything goes
Sister Act 58: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: one for the guys big or small


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: one for the guys big or small - hope you can join in - please click the link to see the masculine designs of the rest of the team.

The image is Limited runs pre-coloured train cupcake (Limited Runs are sponsoring Suzy Bee's Bloomin' 30). Papers are from a Papermania 'for him' colossal paper pack that I've had for ages (thought it was about time I used some) along with some stitched ribbon. The sentiment was computer generated and printed.


This is also for:

Allways something creative 75: birthday
Allsorts 260: happy birthday
Wags n whiskers 129: one for the boys
Di's digi designs: make it masculine
Hiding in my craft room 150: let's hear it for the boy
My sheri 134: anything masculine
Baffies creative 32: male pretty please
Rhedd and rosies 33: no flowers
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Crafty ribbons 90: drive time
Sister Act 58: anything goess
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Friday, 23 May 2014

The sweet pea stampers challenge: things with wings


There is a new challenge today on the Sweet pea stamper blog - we'd like to see 'things with wings' here - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team.

For my card I used Ching Chou Kuik's 'Butterfly' Digi (also available as a stamp) colouring with spectrum noir pens. I mounted this on to a piece of Creata mirror board, using a similar piece to cover the card blank. The pearlescant card with foiled stars is some I bought when I first started cardmaking many moons ago! Glittered ribbon, sentiment and ribbon flower with gem all from stash.



This is also for:

The house that stamps build DCC521: monochromatic
Dream valley 82: things with wings
Deep ocean 78: wings
Polka doodles 20/21: things with wings
The crafting cafe May: creatures
Creatalicious 63: frame it
Allways something creative 75: birthday
As you like it: favourite colour duo and why - purple/lilac - my favourite crafting colours - always look special together
Paper crafting 10: my favourites (favourite crafting colour)
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Sister Act 58: anything goess
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

When life gives you lemons ...


... make lemonade

I'm sometimes asked for these cards (so I've shown similar before) - here are two more, using a digital image. Sorry about the glare of the flash on the silver mirror card (too dull atm for photo without flash).

Colours for Stampin' for the weekend photo inspiration:



This is for:

One stitch at a time 213: keep it simple
Card mania 47: clean and simple
613 avenue create 72: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 36: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 19: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 57: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Monday, 19 May 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 86 2nd week


The cheerful stamp pad challenge 86: 'bouquet of flowers' continues for another week and the design team creations for the second week can be seen here. It would be great if you could join in the challenge with your own floral images here.

For my design card I used a white card blank on to which I matted some torn sentiment paper and spotted ribbon. The image is Lunagirl's 'mixed flowers'  which I die cut and matted on to a piece of textured card that had been die cut. I then added a gold foiled Craft work cards sentiment circle.


This is also for:

Creataliious 63: frame it
Simon says Wednesday: die crazy
Craftitude 65: that's die-licious
Crafts4eternity R176: to die for
QKR stampede 88: punch or dies
Whimsy 71: two or more die cuts
Dies r us 2: May flowers (with die cuts)
Crafty ribbons 89: anything goes with ribbon
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Artistic inspirations 92: anything goes/punches &/or dies
Eureka 90: birthdays
Make my Monday: nature
Country view 15: nature's glories
Simon says Monday: botanical
Papertake: pretty pastels
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Tuesday throwdown 195: spring blossoms
Mema's crafts May: May flowers
Allways something creative 75: birthday
Open-minded 10: use some ribbon
My sheri 133: April showers bring May flowers
Crafting from the heart 19: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 57: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Christmas card with a recipe


It's time for the fortnightly Christmas card club challenge and it was Zoe's turn to set the theme and she gave us a recipe: a button, three brads, ribbon and one other accessory.

I've used a couple of offcuts from my Christmas scraps box, splitting the green paper either side of the red and gold foiled card because it wasn't big enough to cover the card blank and filled the gap perfectly with the glittered ribbon. The picture is from the LOTV art pad set 18 winter wonderland. The button tops a rosette (which is my 'other accessory' that Zoe asked for) and I've used three brads.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 125
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 259: Christmas
Hobbyhome: Christmas
Catch the bug May bingo - I chose the middle line: button, starts with S (snow), circles
Miriam's crafting May: metal embellishments (brads)
Art impressions 135: cute as a button
AnMaCreatief 32: buttons
Use your stuff 135: ribbon or fibre
Crafty ribbons 89: anything goes with ribbon
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Sparkles Christmas 40: baby it's cold outside
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 57: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Saturday, 17 May 2014

CHNC challenge 177: festive flowers and/or foliage


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 177: festive flowers and/or foliage - I invite you to click on the link and join in the challenge. I've used a stamp from a set by Cupids clear stamps similar to one of the sets that will be given to one of the randomly chosen winners. I inked the stamp with memento cottage ivy and randomly stamped off the corner edges of the ivory card blank. I then added some red faux stitching around the edges. The thoughts and prayers Hampton Art stamp was inked with the memento cottage ivy. The poinsettia-type flower is an odd one that has been in my Christmas stash for ages (it's about time it should be used).


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 259: Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas: Christmas greenery
Christmas stampin all year long 11: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 91: no designer papers & anything goes
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 212: no designer paper
Fan-tastic Tuesday 35: clean and simple
Inky chicks 29: clean and simple
Addicted to CAS 38: off the edge

Completely Christmas challenge 12: sketch


This is my design card for Completely Christmas challenge 12 - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with the challenge, which this week is to produce a card based on the given sketch

I used the 'Little penguin winter bench' digital image kindlly supplied by the sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and framed with a holographic silver oval. I used various offcuts of Christmas papers, some twine, a bow and some buttons.





This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 259: Christmas
Hobbyhome: Christmas
Catch the bug May bingo - I chose the middle line: button, starts with S (snow), circles
Creataliious 63: frame it
Art impressions 135: cute as a button
Little miss Muffet 85: button bonanza
AnMaCreatief 32: buttons
Creative craft cottage 22: buttons and bows
Timbro scrap mania 94: ribbons and bows
Use your stuff 135: ribbon or fibre
Crafty ribbons 89: anything goes with ribbon
Open-minded crafting 10 use some ribbon
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Sparkles Christmas 40: baby it's cold outside
Lacy sunshine 33: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 57: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 29: clean and simple


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 29: clean and simple. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

I used two offcut pieces of Hunkydory card for the background, joining them with some stitched ribbon. The  'just a rose' digital image was kindly supplied by the sponsor, Stitchy Stamps - I coloured with spectrum noir and framed with various mats and layers. The addition of a Craftwork cards sentiment label completed the card.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 124
Creataliious 63: frame it
Use your stuff 135: ribbon or fibre
Crafty ribbons 89: anything goes with ribbon
Open-minded crafting 10 use some ribbon
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Fan-tastic Tuesday 35: clean and simple
Inky chicks 29: clean and simple
Papertake: pretty pastels
Spectrum noir May: flowers
Robyn's fetish 211: cards with flowers in the image
Order of the opus gluei 182: flowers for all
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Tuesday throwdown 195: spring blossoms
All kinds of cards 104: flowers
Emerald faeries 55: flowers, ribbon and/or lace
Inky impressions 159: flower power
A little bit crafty May: flower power
Mema's crafts May: May flowers
Eclectic ellapu: birthday
Incy wincy: birthdays
Allways something creative 75: birthday
My sheri 133: April showers bring May flowers
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 57: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Friday, 16 May 2014

Crafting musketeers mid-month


I'm in Crafting musketeers team B so it's time today to show my design card for the 'anything but a square' challenge. You can see the lovely designs of the rest of the team here and see the original post of team A for challenge 13 here and take part in the challenge.

For my design card I used a shoe blank that I got from Poundland - a bargain - 8 of these cards with purple envelopes, nearly 7" x 7", so the shoes are a good size.

I added glitter strips and gems and used some Kanban silver foiling with stickers that I've had for ages and never attempted to use. Around the toe area I have glued and added polar white flowersoft that came from our sponsor, Katy Sue. There is a super prize to be won from Katy Sue and also some mystery prizes for the top 3 - details here.

I'd love to be able to wear shoes like these. When I was younger I used to wear very high heels, but not any more.



This is also for:

Totally Gorjuss 235: don't be square
Perfectly rustics 22: bling, bling, shine and sparkle
Fairies 26: ladies
Glitter n sparkle 84: female cards
DL.ART 132: anything feminine
PumpkinSpice 71: about a girl
Oddball: girly and glam
Scrapping4fun 17: technique challenge - foiling, also using flowersoft
Paper pretties 310: embellish
Miriam's crafting May: metallic (foiling)
Artistic inspirations 91: no designer papers & anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Just inspirational: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 57: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Another design for CCAYR mid-month


This is my second design card for the mid-month inspiration for CCAYR May challenge, which is all about Santa. Please click on the link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team and join in the challenge here.

I've used an offcut of Hunkydory card for the backgroound with a panel of K & Co paper. and a sentiment from stash. The image is 'Christmas Freddie' kindly supplied by Chi Chi Memories, sponsors of CCAYR May challenge. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens and cut out with a scalloped circle nestie die, brushing the edges with pink distress ink (although this doesn't really show here). the sentiment and heart are from stash.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 124
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 259: Christmas
Simon says Wednesday: die crazy
Melonheadz friends: all about animals
Ruby's rainbow 79: animals
Savvy: zoo animal
Winter wonderland: winter animals
Lacy sunshine 33: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 18: anything goes
Just inspirational: anything goes
Digi sketch: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 92: anything goes
Penny's 177: anything goes
Crafty girls 18: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes

CCAYR mid-month


This is my first design card for the mid-month inspiration for CCAYR May challenge, which is all about Santa. Please click on the link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team and join in the challenge here.

I've ussed some freebie magazine papers for my card, with a piece of glittered ribbon and a sentiment from stash. The image is 'Christmas bear' kindly supplied by Chi Chi Memories, sponsors of CCAYR May challenge. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 124
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 259: Christmas
Christmas fun: all that glitters/anything goes
ABC Christmas: J for jolly old elf
Use your stuff 135: ribbon or fibre
Crafty ribbons 89: anything goes with ribbon
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Wags n whiskers 128: ribbon & bling
Open-minded 10 use some ribbon
Lacy sunshine 33: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 18: anything goes
Just inspirational: anything goes
Digi sketch: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 92: anything goes
Penny's 177: anything goes
Crafty girls 18: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for May mid-month inspiration


This is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for May mid-month inspiration. Please click on the link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team, including our guest, Diane. And please click here to join in the challenge - anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

For my card I've used digital papers from Bugaboo as well as their Christmas words Noel which was digitally coloured using Microsoft Paint.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 259: Christmas
Addicted to stamps 82: inspired by a song - The first Noel
Crimbo crackers 64: festive red
Creative Friday 31: red and white
One stitch at a time 212: use a digi
Digi sketch: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Just inspirational: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 92: anything goes
Penny's 177: anything goes
Crafty girls 18: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Our anniversary


Our anniversary isn't till 25 May ... but for once I've made a card ahead of time. I actually have quite a list of other cards to make, but thought I wouldn't leave this till the last minute (as I usually do) - we'll actually be away for the anniversary, so even more reason to get ahead.

The background was created with my gelli plate with acrylic paint and a stencil on to a piece of pink paper with fine white dots. The roses are  from a sheet of Basic Grey 'surgared' embellishment stickers, the bears, hearts and Anniversary sentiment are Forever Friends and the quote is from a set of sentiments I purchased a while ago. I'm a bit worried that it looks a bit too girly ... I hope John likes it.


This is for:

The paper shelter 157: love is in the air
Time out 5: time flies, love lasts (23rd anniversary) - 'every day that passes by'
Eclectic paperie May: get stencilled
Make something Monday 16: paint
Ooh la la 156: quotations
Twisted Tuesday 76: a rose for my sweetie - rose and sweetheart theme
Creative craft cottage 21: flowers and hearts
Divas by design: in the pink
613 avenue create 71: anything goes
Ladybug: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 18: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 18: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Monday, 12 May 2014

A bouquet of flowers for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 86


It's time for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 86 which is 'a bouquet of flowers' - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and to join in the challenge with a creation with an image of flowers.

For my design card I used a pale green pearlescent card blank on to which I matted some torn sentiment paper, spotted ribbon and rub on lace. The image is Lunagirl's 'daisies etc' (Lunagirl is the sponsor of the challenge) which I matted on to a piece of textured card.


This is also for:

Cards in envy: May flowers
Catch the bug: get well/pick me up
Rhedd and rosies 32: it's all about texture
One stitch at a time 212: use a digi
Robyn's fetish 211: cards with flowers in the image
Order of the opus gluei 182: flowers for all
4 crafty chicks 193: flowers
Delightful: petal power
Mema's crafts May: May flowers
Simon says Wednesday: spring flowersOpen-minded 10: use some ribbon
Use your stuff 135: ribbon
Emerald faeries 55: flowers, ribbon and/or lace
3 girl jam May: anything goes with ribbon
Really reassonable ribbon 94: bright summer colours
Crafting from the heart 18: anything goes
Digi sketch: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART May
Just B creative crazy May

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Wardrobe box card


This is a box card that I made using a card blank from Creata. The wardrobe inside the box was rescued from a Marks & Spencer gift card - it is 3D so it fills the 'box' part of the card - this will have to be boxed up to send because it won't go flat into an envelope. I coloured the dress and wardrobe with spectrum noir pens (they were originally an ivory shade. I've used gold mirror card embossed using the Embossalicious floral vine embossing folder run through my eBosser. The foiled sentiment panel is one I've had for some time and the flowers are Craftime.




This is for:

Allsorts 258: fancy folds
Jo's scrap shack 49: shaped cards
Totally gorjuss 235: don't be square
Glitter and sparkle 84: female cards
Tuesday throwdown 194: special lady
Crafters cafe 62: mom or special lady
MilkCoffee: mother's day/special lady
Going grey with Scrap-creations: mother's day/girl
PumpkinSpice 71: about a girl
DL.ART 132: anything feminine
Pause dream enjoy 9: flowers
Spectrum noir May: fowers
Order of the opus gluei 182: flowers for all
4 crafty chicks 193: flowers
My mums craft shop 17: lots of layers
Come and get it: birthdays are for celebrating
Seize the birthday: May flowers
Eclectic ellapu: birthday
CRAFT 258: birthday
Rhedd and rosies 32: it's all about texture
Sunflowerfield designs May: vintage/shabby chic/rustic
Creative moments 42: anything goes/bingo - the first column down: flower, sentiment, more than 2 layers
Artistic inspirations 90: all for mom/anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
It's all about the vintage and beauty 68: anything goes
613 avenue create 71: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 18: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes