Monday, 1 May 2017

A bit more time to craft challenge 43 for May


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 43: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

For my card I used Ching-chou Kuik's lovely little talk image and also Lozzy's infinity papers - you can see Lozzy's lovely papers here.

I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens, die cutting with one of Spellbinder's marvelous squares dies and brushing the edges with worn lipstick distress ink. I added some textured rub on flowers and also the acetate glittered butterfly from Hobbycraft.

Flowers/colours for Paper sweeties 55:




This is also for:

Creatalicious 114: anything goes + option: for the girls/mother's day
Creative craft cottage digi creations 72: use pearls
Dies r us 72: flowers
Craftaholics R us May: spring colours or flowers
Die cut divas May: May flowers
Glitter n sparkle 237: flower power
Always fun 4: flowers
Make my Monday 45: May flowers
Aurora wings 49: frame it
Country view May: flower power
Creative sketchy girls 11: butterflies and/or flowers
Art at stampz by star: soft pastels
The paper shelter 291: a birthday card
The sisterhood of crafters: the letter B - birthday
Crafty animals 2: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 2: anything goes (animal)
Di's digi designs: use something digital - image printed
Inspiration destination 127: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Artistic inspirations 178: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 157: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Digi choosday 17: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative moments 116: anything goes + option: spring has sprung
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Colour crazy 17: anything goes
Crafting with friends 42: anything goes
Creative fingers 129: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 186: anything goes
Polka doodles 17: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 186: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 89: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 46: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 299: freestyle
A perfect time to craft 5: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 280: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday (Kraftin' Kimmie): anything goes
DL.ART May linky
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes

Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 5


This is my design card for Do-al(l) kreatives challenge 5: Let your hears speak. Please click on the link to see the wonderful designs of the team and we hope you will join in with your entries.

I used the lovely Bugaboo stamps 'make it snappy - floral moms day', kindly supplied by them as sponsors of the challenge. I coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint, printing out and mounting on to a deep lilac card blank, adding the lines of gems and the acetate glittered butterflies from Hobbycraft.

I made this card for my mum for Mother's Day, which, in the UK, was celebrated this year on 26 March.

This is also for:

Paru's card making May: mother's day
DL.ART 203: mother's day
Creatalicious 114: anything goes + option: for the girls/mother's day
Cute as a button 34: Mom
Cards in envy: motherly love (flat enough for ordinary postage cost)
Card mania 92: life is colourful
Country view May: flower power
Craftaholics R us May: spring colours or flowers
Glitter n sparkle 237: flower power
Always fun 4: flowers
Make my Monday 45: May flowers
Great impressions April: April showers bring May flowers
Creative craft cottage digi creations 72: use pearls
Creative sketchy girls 11: butterflies and/or flowers
Di's digi designs: use something digital (image and papers printed)
As you like it: favourite colour and why - anything with a purple/lilac tint - lovely and vibrant
Sparkles 91: use your favourite colour combo
Inspiration destination 127: anything goes
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Artistic inspirations 178: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 157: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 89: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 46: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 299: freestyle
Word art Wednesday 280: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday (Kraftin' Kimmie): anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for May 2017


As it's the 1st of the month, it's time for CHNC challenge extra for May 2017. Please click on the link to find out all about it, see the lovely designs of my DT ... and I hope you will get out your Christmas stash and join in the challenge.

Bugaboo Stamps always generously sponsor my CHNC challenge extra and provide images for the team to use and showcase. The image I've used is penguin joy, which I coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint.

The background paper is an offcut from a 12 x 12 Christmas paper (incidentally, being a double sided paper it has penguins on the back ... but I thought that there would be too many penguins if I used that side - lol!).

I added the two little felt penguins, sticks and the little Santa's hat.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 29: anything goes + option: cute Christmas
Crafting by designs: Christmas
Fab n funky 348: Christmas
Crafty animals 2: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 2: anything goes (animal)
Inspiration destination 127: anything goes + option: masculine
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Artistic inspirations 178: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 157: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 89: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 280: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday (Kraftin' Kimmie): anything goes
DL.ART May linky
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge for May 2017


It's the 1st of the month and that means that there is a new challenge over on my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge blog.

So this is my card for Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge for May 2017 using papers from
Crafter's Companion
Signature Collection by Sara Davies
Just for men includes 48 detailed patterned papers
6 x 6 brights collection

which is the prize for this month (I obviously used another pad of the same papers, so the winner will receive an entirely new pad).

I can't remember where the beach huts topper came from or the added surf board, flipflops etc.

It's making me think of the summer that is on it's way ... being hopeful!


This is also for:

Little red wagon 391: happy birthday boys
The paper shelter 291: a birthday card
The sisterhood of crafters: the letter B - blue, birthday
Everybody art 401: blue and one other colour (red ... hopefully, white isn't counted)
Cardz 4 guyz 167: the great outdoors
Simon says Monday: the great outdoors
Inspiration destination 127: anything goes + option: masculine
Cards and more 11: anything goes with sentiments
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 40: anything goes
Crafty creations 340: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 120: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Crafting with friends 42: anything goes
Creative fingers 129: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 186: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 8: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 89: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 46: anything goes
Crafty friends 56: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 299: freestyle
Word art Wednesday 280: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday (Kraftin' Kimmie): anything goes
DL.ART May linky
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes