Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 55


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 55: anything goes with camera or spotlighting. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used 'basket of apples' by Sparkle n Sprinkle, sponsors of the challenge, creating a circle to spotlight and colouring there with spectrum noir pens.

This is also for the photo inspiration given for Catch the bug October photo inspiration challenge:


Also Just us girls 260 photo challenge:



This is also for:

Time out 15: stamping with the optional twist of apples
Going grey with Scrap-creations: fall
Little red wagon 256: anything fall themed
Paper pretties 329: halloween/fall
The house that stamps built DCC924: fall
Aloha Friday 33: fall colours
Frosted designs: fall
Eclectic paperie ePlay September: fall
Jellypark friends: autumn/fall
Craft for the craic 8: something with circles on it.
613 avenue create 91: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 28: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 38: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Monday, 29 September 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 96


This is my design card for today's Cheerful stamp pad challenge 96 for the next fortnight - please click the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team - and we would love you to join in our challenge, which, once again, is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.

I printed and coloured the image kindly supplied from the Stitchy Bear Alipeeps Art Kostume Kidz character set, tearing around the edges to mount on to the black paper, which had been printed with the white saying, the ship and treasure chest, all of which had been added digitally. Everything was then mounted on to a black card blank.


This is also for:

We do doobadoo 15: something masculine
Top tip Tuesday: kids
Miriam's crafting 16: kids
Allways something creative 83: children
Country view crafts September: nautical
Scrappers delights 32: anything goes or no design paper
613 avenue create 91: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 28: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 38: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76
My craft creations: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The glory of Christmas challenge 43: fireplace/fire/chimney


This is my design card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 43: fireplace/fire/chimney. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries for the challenge which will last for the next fortnight.

For my design card I've used a large A5 tent opening card blank on to which I've matted some Papaermania Christmas snowflake vellum held top and bottom with some reindeer washi tape. The image of Santa about to go down the chimney is an old Kanban one which has an acetate overlay printed with the same picture which gives a bit of depth to the picture. The acetate is secured in place with the brads. I had to take the picture at an angle otherwise there was glare on the acetate.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 38
Christmas card challenges week 44: anything goes
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Woodware UK: Christmas is coming
Fab n funky 230: Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Alphabet: Q for quadruple - 4 of anything (brads)
The male room 19: use metal (brads)
CRAFT 278: use metal (brads)
Dare to be sassy 248: metalogy (brads)
Winter wonderland: layer it up
Creative moments 52: anything goes/use 3 layers
Craft your passion 232: I can see clearly now - acetate and vellum
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76
DL.ART September: anything goes

Saturday, 27 September 2014

CHNC challenge 196: make it colourful


Saturday has come round again with its usual speed, so it's time for CHNC challenge 196: make it colourful.

For this I've made two similar cards, using a Bugaboo image coloured with spectrum noir pens. Background papers and the torn pieces are from My Mind's Eye 12 days of Christmas paper pad.

 I made two cards so that I could enter them for Sarn's Rudolph Day


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Woodware UK: Christmas is coming
Fab n funky 230: Christmas
Pineapple party time challenge: Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Winter wonderland: layer it up
Creative moments 52: anything goes/use 3 layers
Time out: double the joy - 2 cards, using 2 patterned papers on each, using two images
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 50: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Inky impressions 178: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76
DL.ART September: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 48


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 48: anything goes with a splash of red. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Paper Pretties 'warm winter wishes' (kindly supplied by PP who are sponsoring), coloured with spectrum noir pens, having cut around the circular image with a scalloped edged nestie run through my cuttlebug. I think I went a bit overboard with the red considering that we were asked to use 'a splash of red', but, hey ho ... you don't have to include so much red if you don't want to.

The background paper is Echo Park 'very merry Christmas' with a Craftwork card sentiment circle.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Woodware UK: Christmas is coming
Fab n funky 230: Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Crafty sentiments: Christmas in September
Cute card Thursday 340: dies and punches
Cuttlebug mania: anything die cut
Fussy & fancy 123: main colour red
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Inky impressions 178: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76

Completely Christmas challenge 31


This is my design card for Completely Christmas 31, where 'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in the challenge.

I decided to use a large tag shaped card (I have a few of these that have been neglected for a long time). I had already identified a piece of paper I wanted to go behind my Sparkle n Sprinkle 'snow family' by Beccy Muir image (Sparkle n Sprinkle are sponsoring the challenge) ... and I found that even though the Forever Friends paper was 8 x 8 it wasn't quite long enough for the card blank, so I had to chop off the bottom and round the corners and some tricky cutting around the top of the card, which I then brushed with stormy sky distress ink, using this on the image panel as well.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Alphabet: Q for quadruple - four snow people
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Woodware UK: Christmas is coming
Fab n funky 230: Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Art impressions 145: holiday sparkle
Crafters cafe 83: shaped cards
Robyn's fetish 230: use a die cut of punch (snowflakes)
Cute card Thursday 340: dies and punches
Creative fingers 50: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Inky impressions 178: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76

Friday, 26 September 2014

Buckwells Crafty challenges



I was so excited and privileged to be asked to be on the design team for Buckwells Crafty challenge. The design team are introducing themselves today, so please click on the link and start to get to know them and find out about the monthly challenges that will start on 1 October.



Lozzy has started the challenge blog, having launched her online shop Buckwell Craft Supplies. Please have a look there and I think you will be tempted to buy some of the very reasonably priced goodies that Lozzy is selling.


I've had fun today making my first design card ready for the challenge launch on 1 October, but, of course, I can't show anything now ... but I might just hint that ribbon might be involved.

Hope to see you at Buckwells Crafty challenge.

Tear it to pieces


'Tear it to pieces' is the theme for today's new challenge on the Sweet pea stampers blog. Please click on the link to see the amazing designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to get tearing and join in our challenge.

This is my design card using Joanne Schempp's Mercedes stamp, inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir pens. I then tore round the image and distressed with salty ocean DI. The two papers used underneath were from my scraps box - I tore the edges and added a piece of ribbon to the striped BG cupcake snippet.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 143
Moving along with the times: 3-2-1 recipe - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 colours (turquoise, green, yellow)
Stamplorations September: stamps & markers
Crafty catz 248: birthday celebration
Order of the opus gluei 192: birthdays
Stampavie and more 221: birthdays
Ecelctic ellapu: lady's birthday
3 girl jam September: birthday time (with ribbon)
Little Claire 49: a birthday card
Digistamps4Joy 100: celebrations
Simply create too 71: it's a special occasion
Eureka 107: vintage or distressed
My time to craft 259: fantasy (mermaid)
Red rubber inspirationals 139: stay focused on stamping - anything goes
Creative moments 52: anything goes/use 3 layers
The sisterhood of crafters: lots of layers
Brown sugar 113: anything goes
Art by Miran 15: anything goes
Paradise of stamps 2: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Inky impressions 178: anything goes
Inky chicks 38: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Treasured times 25: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 37: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 76
DL.ART September: anything goes

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

WOYWW 277


I can't believe it - I started a post for this earlier today, came back to it when family had gone ... and I accidentally deleted it ...  couldn't even get a cache copy to rescue it because it hadn't actually been published ... first time I've done that!

Anyway, my brother and SIL came to have lunch with us and spend the afternoon -they went to get mum from the home so we all had the time together. Enjoy lunch and then went up to the summerhouse in the garden for a cuppa - took these just before they left:



The real reason I'm here for this post is for WOYWW 277 (if you don't know what this is, click the link, find out and join in ... be warned: you will become addicted!).

I thought I'd show what I bought at Ally Pally Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show on Saturday (I won a ticket and managed to get there after quite a few years of not going). When I did the original post I went into a bit of detail about the items, but now I'm just going to show the picture (you're probably glad about that to save lots of reading). I've just remembered that I'd already put some stuff away - more distress ink pads to add to my collection and the new round applicator and pads that look like a better idea than the rectangular ones (we shall see).


The next picture shows what postie brought me. On top if a prize I won for a challenge and underneath is an envie full of ribbons - a little sneaky peek - sent for me to use some for my card for the first challenge on Buckwells crafty challenge blog which will start on 1 October. I am very privileged and excited to have been asked to be on the design team.


Thanks everyone who visited for last week's WOYWW and for your comments. For those interested in my progress with the Scan n Cut I made a couple of snowflake easel cards that you can see here.

Oh ... and I haven't got any further with sorting and putting my unmounted stamps into the wallets I showed last week ... it will be done ... some time!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Have a yummy birthday


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 54 - please click the link to see the designs of the rest of the team and join in our 'make it tea time' challenge.

I used The Paper Shelter 'tea time paper' and 'tea time' images, totally creating the card digitally, using the png files of the tea time set to layer them one behind the other.



This is also for:

Seize the birthday: sweet treats
Paper makeup digi makeover 159: happy birthday
Order of the opus gluei 192: birthdays
The squirrel and the fox 78: happy birthday
Ecelctic ellapu: lady's birthday
Little Claire 49: a birthday card
Digistamps4Joy 100: celebrations
Left of center 46: stripes
Di's digi designs: add stripes or checks
Glitter n sparkle 103: must use pink
Artistic inspirations 110: anything goes &/or pink for Breast Cancer
Treasured times 25: anything goes
Creative fingers 49: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 37: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 19: anything goes
613 avenue create 90: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 75
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Monday, 22 September 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 95 second week


This is my design card for the second week of Cheerful stamp pad challenge 95: a birthday card. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge here.

I used Stitchy Bear's 'happy happy' digi, kindly supplied by them as sponsors.

I coloured with spectrum noir pens, mounted on to a piece of silver mirror card and then matted on to a patterned paper with a cut out pink and silver border created with a Martha Stewart punch, with just snippets of pink and white spotted ribbon.

Colours for Just us girls 259:



This is also for:

Seize the birthday: sweet treats
Paper makeup digi makeover 159: happy birthday
Order of the opus gluei 192: birthdays
The squirrel and the fox 78: happy birthday
Ecelctic ellapu: lady's birthday
Little Claire 49: a birthday card
Hanna and friends 205: from the kitchen
Glitter n sparkle 103: must use pink
Graph it week 38: pink
Artistic inspirations 110: anything goes &/or pink for Breast Cancer
Fairytale stamper 44: favourite punch
Robyn's fetish 230: use a die cut or a punch
Papertake: punch it out
3 girl jam September: birthday time (with ribbon)
Digistamps4Joy 100: celebrations
Treasured times 25: anything goes
Creative fingers 49: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 37: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 19: anything goes
613 avenue create 90: anything goes
Incy wincy: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 75
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Winter wonderland


Christine chose 'winter wonderland' for this fortnight's theme for the Christmas Card Club. I had hoped to have a card ready for this for the beginning of the day, but it didn't happen. For a start, I was poorly for a couple of days (which is why there was no blogging between Wednesday and yesterday) and then when I was, thankfully, feeling better yesterday I had a rare day out and went to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally.

I'm glad that I waited because in the end I decided to experiment a bit more with my new Scan n Cut. I found a snowflake easel card file on Bird's Cards the other day and saved it to a USB stick thinking that I might have a go at making it some time. When I was thinking of 'winter wonderland' I remembered the snowflake template and thought now was a good time to give it a try.

I admit that a first attempt went into the bin, partly because I didn't have the blade setting high enough to cut through the card cleanly enough (scared of having the blade setting too high and cutting through the mat) and partly because I glued the wrong bit together.

In the end I succeeded in cutting the template on a piece of DCWV textured blue card and also on a patterned brown card with glittered snowflakes. This meant that I had supplies to make two cards. I found up two brown sentiment ovals, one of which I backed with some of the blue card and raised these with foam pads to make stoppers.




Many thanks to Bird's Cards for sharing this template (and lots of others) so freely.

These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 37
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Time out: double the joy - 2 of something (2 snowflake easel cards)
Incy wincy: shaped cards
Little red wagon 255: shaped card
Nutcrafters 77: anything but square
Sentimental Sundays 225: easel cards
Robyn's fetish 230: use a die cut or a punch
613 avenue create 90: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 75
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Saturday, 20 September 2014

CHNC challenge 195: 20 minutes or less


The idea of today's CHNC challenge 195 is to make a Christmas card or other Christmas creation in 20 minutes or less, having got all supplies together first.

For this card I've used a deer image that came as part of a kit with a magazine, using the embossing folder that came with it to emboss around the image, swiping this with stazon teal blue. I also used the stazon to ink a sentiment oval to match. This took me less than 15 minutes - perfect for the challenge and for making a quick card.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 36
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Little tangles 45: 15 minute challenge
Robyn's fetish 229: use an embossing folder
The pink elephant 268: embossing
Penny's 195: embossing
Hobbybook: embossing
Wags n whiskers 138: with our furry friends
Artistic inspirations 106: anything goes
Inky chicks 38: anything goes
Crafty girls 27: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 75
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 30: sketch


This is my design card for Completely Christmas challenge 30, where this week it is a sketch challenge - please click the link and see how others in the team have interpreted the sketch and we would love you to join us with your entries.


I produced this card digitally, using Bugaboo Stamps red frosty papers and AKV Christmas - girl tree, adding a few other digital bits and pieces.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
ABC Christmas: S for something festive
Fussy & fancy 123: main colour red
Artistic inspirations 106: anything goes
Crafty girls 27: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 75
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 47


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 47: anything goes with spots or dots. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Bugaboo Stamps 'frame it - one day at a time' (Bugaboo are sponsoring the challenge and kindly supplied the image), colouring digitally and matting on to a piece of decorated card (probably Hunkydory).

This is an A5 card.


This is also for:

Catered crop: good medicine - get well
Digi sketch challenge: get well soon
Addicted to stamps 87: for a man or boy
Aud sentiments 115: for the men in our life
Creative craft cottage digi creations 9: digi/man in your life
We do doobadoo 15: something masculine
PumpkinSpice 82: coffee or coffee colour
Clear it out: crazy for polka dots
Crafty girls 27: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 88: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 75
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

WOYWW 276


I'm becoming addicted all over again - having had a break from WOYWW, I went back again a couple of weeks ago ... and, of course, I'm hooked again! Thank you, everyone, who visited me and left comments last week.

If you don't know what I'm talking about (is there anyone left in crafting blogland that doesn't know?) then click on the link for WOYWW 276 and find out what it's all about ... on one condition, that you show us your workspace too!

So, here we go - to the left of where I sit - a few piles that are waiting to be sorted/used, some cards that were made and blogged yesterday (in posts under this if you wish to have a peep, but I warn you that for two of them you need your sunglasses on - lol!). By the side of the blue box there's a pile of unmounted stamps waiting to be stored and behind the half mug of coffee (drinking as I type)  is a pack of CD sleeves that have arrived this morning - just right for that size of stamp - I've already stored most, but needed additional sleeves - might show the finished job ... whenever that will be!


To the right of where I see there's my Scan n Cut and I have to confess that it hasn't been used since last Wednesday's WOYWW - and the lattice cuts are still waiting to be used - I've found some possible papers ... but still waiting for inspiration. You can see a pile of A6 cards - for ages now I've been making mainly square cards, but I have some charity sales coming up in October and some people like to buy the A6 cards because they're a bit cheaper, so I need to get on and use some of those. Do you like my pull out shelf with my box of goodies all to hand? This used to be my pen storage placed upright before I replaced it with the present storage that you can see in the photo above.


And in front of me - what the postman brought me this morning - three different packages - just like Christmas! The pack of CD sleeves to house my unmounted stamps, a metal adapter plate to use with my eBosser and some tattered lace dies and poinsetties from Hobbycraft (had a 15% off code, so it would have been rude not to have used it). Stephanie Weightman said on Create & Craft that she gives permission for her dies to be used to cut and scan with the Scan n Cut, so that's what I'm planning to do ... and then sell the dies, so watch out for some bargains once I've done that.


That's my coffee all gone, so now it's time to hit the Publish button and start to visit other blogs to see what's won the workdesk today. Hope you will join us.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Just blue


The card blank was already decorated (same on the back as well). I added some silver glitter strip, corrugated strip (Poundland) the the image stamped on to an offcut of striped paper, then matted on to pearlescent and then mirror card. The image is Penny Black 'letters and flowers'.


This is for:

Moving along with the times: it's texture time
A creative need September: textures and/or patterns
613 avenue create 89: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 27: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 36: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes

More neon brightness


Warning: just like the previous card, you need sunglasses for this!

This is another one using a bright orange card blank with lots of strips of neon coloured washi tapes, with a bright pink sentiment panel.


This is for:

Cardz 4 guyz 36: no patterned paper (don't see why a male shouldn't have bright colours! - after all, they wore neon socks of these colours in the late 50s!)
Ooh-la-la 165: birthday boy
Left of center 45: No DP
My Sheri 142: birthday celebrations
Love to create 133: add some lines
That craft place: sentimental
Crafty boots: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Playing with washi tapes


I think there should be a warning on this one to put your sunglasses on! I recently bought quite a few reels of bright neon coloured washi tape and decided I would put some on a bright orange card blank with a snippet piece of bright pink pearlescent card from corner to corner and use a bright pick sentiment panel - I think it works quite well.


This is for:

Pixie's snippets week 142 (the pink pearlescent card from corner to corner)
Hiding in my craft room 165: super scraps Saturday
City crafter 229: diagonals
Cardz 4 guyz 36: no patterned paper (don't see why a male shouldn't have bright colours!)
Ooh-la-la 165: birthday boy
Left of center 45: No DP
My Sheri 142: birthday celebrations
Love to create 133: add some lines
That craft place: sentimental
Creative inspirations 280: anything goes

Get well


This card was made with more of the paper from the same pack as the last card (still can't think what it actually is) The middle paper was cut with my mini 8 celtic punch. The flowers are Crafty impressions and the sentiment 3D sticker is one I've had for ages that tones with these.

The card opens tent style:



This is for:

Catered crop: good medicine - get well
Digi sketch: get well soon
Papertake: punch it out
Glitter n sparkle 102: use a punch
My mums craft shop 21: dies or punches
Pile it on 37: flowers and/or feathers
Creatalicious 67: flower power
Crafting by designs: pretty in pink
613 avenue create 89: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 27: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 36: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Let's celebrate


This is a card that could be suitable for a variety of occasions - perhaps for engagement, anniversary, wedding or even birthday.

I can't remember what the papers are, but they all coordinate from the same pack and the striped paper was cut at the edge with a Martha Steward punch. The felts padded hearts etc is an Express Yourself DIY 3D sticker.


This is for:

Papertake: punch it out
Glitter n sparkle 102: use a punch
My mums craft shop 21: dies or punches
Brown sugar 111: celebrations
Eclectic ellapu: hearts
Artistic inspirations 106: anything goes/add some bling
Just inspirational: bows
In the pink 52: buttons and bows
613 avenue create 89: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 27: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 36: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Cherry pie for Crafting Musketeers September challenge


It's team B's turn to add some designs for inspiration for the Crafting Musketeers September challenge. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of other team members and join in the challenge here - just make sure you add buttons to your creation. There is a super prize to be won so make sure you have a look and get making your card with buttons.

The design team were given some delightful digital images by Helz Cuppleditch to use for our cards and I chose to use this lovely image with the mouse with the cherry pie. I coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut out with a scalloped circle nestie (using my cuttlebug), brushing very lightly with fired brick distress ink before removing the die. This was then matted on to the doily. The background paper is Kanban 'cherry on top' (so glad I remembered I had this) and the green checked is Kanban 'picnic gingham', lined by some spotted ribbon - the gingham card and spotted ribbon are much darker in real life and are a better much for the green button than they look on here. Buttons were from Tiger (I do love that store - they have different things every time I go in ... lots of temptation!).


This is also for:

Daring cardmakers: food glorious food
Allsorts 276: sugar and spice
Hanna and friends 205: from the kitchen
Seize the birthday: sweet treats
Fab n funky 228: cute as a button
Sarah Hurley 96: buttons
Addicted to stamps and more 112: make your mark
The sailing pineapple 17: use a die cut
Cuttlebug mania: anything die cut

Shades of blue for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 53


The theme for today's Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 53 is anything goes with shades of blue - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team - and we would love to see your entries.

This is my design card using Bugaboo 'block sentiments - if friends were flowers' (Bugaboo Stamps are the sponsors of the challenge). I coloured with copics (I seem to have neglected these recently, so it made a change!). I matted this on to a snippet of unknown spotted blue paper that was cut with a Spellbinders marvellous squares die. This was then matted on to a ready decorated card blank - the same pattern is on the back.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 142
Hiding in my craft room 165: super scraps Saturday
My mums craft shop 21: dies or punches
One stitch at a time 219: anything goes with a die
Cut it up 53: International day of peace - use colours of a country you have visited or would like to - blue and white for Greece
Fairytale 100: country inspiration - flag colours of Greece
Digi choosday 36: monochromatic
Pile it on 37: flowers and/or feathers
Creatalicious 67: flower power
Fitztown 52: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Monday, 15 September 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 95: a birthday card


It's time for Cheerful stamp pad challenge 95: a birthday card. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and please join in our challenge.

For my design card I used the Stitchy Bear 'four iron' image kindly supplied by the sponsor, colouring with spectrum noir pens, cutting around and mounting on to a piece of golf paper. All papers used were from my offcuts box, the larger argyll pattern was from Guy's Life. The silver embossed strip is a snippet of some originally created with an embossing folder run through the eBosser.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 142
Hiding in my craft room 165: super scraps Saturday
Red carpet studio 78: any given Sunday - sport
Paperminutes 338: sport
Ooh-la-la 165: birthday boy
Addicted to stamps 87: for a man or boy
Aud sentiments 115: for the men in our life
Creative craft cottage digi creations 9: digi/man in your life
My Sheri 142: birthday celebrations
Robyn's fetish 229: use an embossing folder
The paper shelter 173: embossing of any kind
The pink elephant 268: embossing
Moving along with the times: it's texture time
Crafty boots: anything goes
Fitztown 52: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes

Second card for mid-month inspiration for CCAYR keep it krafty


This is my first design card for mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round September challenge: keep it krafty. Please click on the link to see the lovely krafty designs of the rest of the team ... and we hope you will join in our challenge with your krafty Christmas creations here.

The background paper is from Bazzill Basics 'timeless' collection. I stamped trees on to kraft paper using stamps from Clearly Besotted 'modern Christmas' collection. The sentiment is also from that collection, stamped on to a snippet of 'timeless' paper. The burlap flowers were from Poundland with gem centres added.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
One crazy stamper September: halloween or Christmas
CCEE 1437: odd day - odd number of trees/flowers/gems
Sugar creek hollow 95: word play - include a sentiment
Deep ocean 86: vintage
Chocolate, coffee & cards 73: vintage
Pile it on 37: flowers and/or feathers
Creatalicious 67: flower power
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes
DL.ART September: anything goes

Mid-month inspiration for CCAYR keep it krafty


This is my first design card for mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round September challenge: keep it krafty. Please click on the link to see the lovely krafty designs of the rest of the team ... and we hope you will join in our challenge with your krafty Christmas creations here.

The lovely Anna Griffin stamp simply direct to kraft card, some cream lace wrapped around before matting on to black card and then a kraft card blank.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 276: Christmas
One crazy stamper September: halloween or Christmas
Crafty calendar September: leaves and lace
Bunny Zoe September: lace
Sugar creek hollow 95: word play - include a sentiment
Left of center 45: no DP
Deep ocean 86: vintage
The vintage challenge 87: at least 3 layers
Crafty boots: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes
Vintage stamping (Flonz craft) 24: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for September mid-month inspiration


It seems unbelievable that we are already sharing some mid-month CHNC extra for September inspiration - how quickly the days and months go by. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team - and, of course, there is still plenty of time to join in this month's challenge here - anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

This is my card, using Bugaboo Stamps green frosty paperChristmas words - Noel and little penguin winter bench - a simple card designed digitally.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas at sweet stampin September: Christmas critters
Allways something creative 83: children (suitable for a child)
Crafty boots: anything goes
Fitztown 52: anything goes
My crafty creations: anything goes
Card and scrap 82: everything is allowed
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Sister act 74
Crafting by design September: anything goes