Monday, 24 April 2017

Cupcake jump



   Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and this time the theme is pearls and/or gems.
   I love the House Mouse images and as I haven't used one of the stamps for a long time I decided that it was about time that I did. This one is called cupcake jump.  coloured it using Promarkers and cut it out using an oval die. I then matted it onto pale yellow oval paper and a darker yellow rectangular piece of paper which in turn was matted onto white card. I added coloured pearls that matched the sprinkles on the cake to the pale yellow mat and a gold peel off to each corner of the dark yellow rectangle.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - birthdays
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes
   House Mouse and Friends - stop and smell the flowers with anything goes
   Stamping Sensations - anything goes
   Cupcake Inspirations - animals
   Brown Sugar - use a die cut
   Sweet Stampers - animals
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with birthdays
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Alphabet - c is for cake


Friday, 21 April 2017

Juggling



   The theme this week for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist of feathered friends.
   I know that Easter has just been celebrated but when I saw this image called Juggling (number 24226) I just felt I had to use it on an Easter card - so here's getting in early for next year!
   I made the oval card base using an essential oval Tattered Lace die and covered the front of the card with shiny crinkle paper. The image was coloured using Promarkers as was the sentiment (a Eureka digi number 3701). After cutting it out using a smaller die from the same set of oval dies I attached it to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   I Love Promarkers - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   The Crafter's Cafe - Easter and/or spring
   Addicted to Stamps - not  a square card
   Brown Sugar - use a die cut
   Digi Designs - spring or Easter
   Sweet Stampers - animals
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - Easter
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes with Easter
   Animal Friends - spring/Easter
   Ike's World - anything goes with Easter, spring or flowers


Monday, 17 April 2017

Anemone corner

   This week the challenge at Crafting From the Heart is being sponsored by


As usual the theme is anything goes.


   I have used their digi called anemone corner and coloured it using Promarkers. I then matted and layered it onto myler and white card afterwhich I added a greeting cut from myler using a Tattered Lace die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - birthday cards
   Passion For Promarkers - flower power
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with birthday
   Crafting By Designs - girls or flowers
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Addicted To Stamps and More - make your mark

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Birthday wishes

   The new challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids has the theme of punches and/or die cuts and is being sponsored by:
Little Blue Button Stamps who are offering a $10 gift certificate
and
Repeat Impressions who are offering a $15 gift certificate.




   I matted and layered paper from my stash onto red paper and white card to form the background to the design. The image from Little Blue Button called chatting Charlie was coloured using Promarkers and then cut out using a circular die. I then matted it onto red paper cut out using a die from Tattered Lace's Floating in the air circle surprise set. To finish I added a peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh la La Creations - birthday cards
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with animals
   Paper Shelter - girl power
   Creatalicious - anything goes with birthdays
   Crafting By Designs - girls or flowers
   Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
   

Friday, 14 April 2017

A pocket full of flowers



   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist flowers.
   I used the digi image smiling flowers (number 17002) and after colouring it using Promarkers I cut it out using a Tattered Lace pocket die. I added faux stitching using a permanent pen. I also added faux stitching to a square of white card before matting it onto the white card base. The pocket was attached using foam pads so that a bookmark could be slid into it. Card candi were attached at each corner of the pocket.
   The bookmark was made using an old Double Do die and again the pieces were coloured using Promarkers. The sentiment was cut using dies from Tattered Lace's all occasions sentiments set.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - birthday cards
   Creative Inspirations - spring spectacular
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Passion For Promarkers - flower power
   Whoopsi Daisy - spring sings in flowers
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - flowers
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with add flowers
   Crafting By Designs - girls or flowers
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   My Time To Craft - no designer papers
   Pile It On - interactive
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter chicks



   I made this easter card for my grand daughters - three of them and here are three chicks.
I decoupaged several sheets of the same design taken from Hunkydory's Little Book of springtime Moments and then matted and layered it onto pink mirri and white card. The sentiment was created using white peel off letters.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - animals or birds
   Cute Card Thursday - Easter
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with Easter
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Easter
   Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
   Animal Friends - spring/Easter
   Creative Moments - anything goes with Easter
   Ike's World - anything goes with Easter or spring flowers

Monday, 10 April 2017

Blue tit



   The theme for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge for the next fortnight is things with wings.
   I embossed black core'dinations cardstock using the Tattered Lace with love and best wishes folder and then sanded it. Before attaching it to the base white card I wrapped satin ribbon round the lower half.
    My image is a print of a blue tit which I drew using watercolour pencils and after cutting it out using an oval Spellbinders die I matted it onto blue sheen card which I had cut out using a scalloped oval die. Finally I added a bow.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - animals or birds
   Ooh La La Creations - birthday cards
   Cupcake Inspiration - cobalt, lemon, spring
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any card
   My Time To Craft - no designer papers
 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Texting friends



   This image from Kenny K called texting friends reminds me of my grand daughters. I coloured it using Promarkers and using notched square dies from Tattered Lace I matted and layered it onto a series of black and white card. I finished by adding a black card candi to each corner.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - make it digital
   Inky Chicks - use purple
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   My Time To Craft - no designer papers
   Addicted To Stamps and More - anything goes

Friday, 7 April 2017

Easter cross



   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist Easter.
   I used the cross digi number 15408 along with the computer typed sentiment. After colouring the image using Promarkers I cut out the dark colour of the window pane and attached myler paper behind it. I then attached it to centura pearl card using deep foam pads so that the light would shine behind it a little and appear more like a stained glass window.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Cute Card Thursday - Easter
   Digi Designs - add some texture
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Easter
   Sweet Stampers - Easter/spring
   Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
   Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Creative Moments - anything goes with Easter
   Crafty Catz - anything goes with Easter

Hey there



   This fortnight the Creative Corner Challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and the theme is farm animals.
    I began my card by matting and layering blue, black and white card. I then coloured Bugaboo Stamps digi called Hey there using a mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens and positioned it on the left of the card. The letters for the have fun sentiment were cut from black card using Tattered Laces elegant alphabet dies.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - our four legged friends
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Catch The Bug - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - happy birthday
   Addicted To Stamps And More - anything goes

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Easter lamb



   I have made another Easter card for a family member. I matted 'grass' paper from my stash onto cloud paper from Imagine That and wrapped black ribbon round the lower portion before matting the whole onto black card. The lamb with cross is a digi image from Imagine That and after colouring it using Promarkers I fussy cut it and using glue gel attached it to the card. Lastly I added a bow.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Animal Friends - spring/Easter
   Imagine That - anything goes
   Dream Valley - our four legged friends
   Cute Card Thursday - Easter
   Scrapping 4 Fun - Easter
   Sweet Stampers - Easter/spring
   The Ribbon Girl - any card
   My Time To Craft - woodland animals/Easter
   Addicted To Stamps and More - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - furry friends

Monday, 3 April 2017

Harp maiden

   This week the anything goes challenge at Crafting From the Heart is being sponsored by



   I have used their digi stamp called harp maiden and made a card for my granddaughter who plays the harp.


   After colouring it using Spectrum Noir pens I matted and layered it onto mauve and then white card. Using a Tattered Lace victorian corner I cut four in a lighter shade of the mauve card and attached one to each corner of the card. Using Tattered Lace's mini blooms die I cut flowers and leaves from mulberry paper and attached them to the lower left hand corner. I used Liquid Pearls in the centre of each flower.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Little Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Whoopsi Daisy - spring sings in flowers
   Catch the Bug - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Creatalicious - anything goes with flowers
   Kitty Bee Designs - spring cleaning ( the dies and mulberry paper are items I have not used for some time)
   Scrapper's Delights - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Wheelbarrow



   This month the challenge over at Dragonfly Dreams is being sponsored by Fred She Said and the theme is anything goes.
   I coloured the wheelbarrow image using Promarkers, gel pens and distress ink. After wrapping gold flecked ribbon round the left hand side I matted it onto gold mirri and white card. I then added a bow and gold peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - b is for barrow, blue, brown, best wishes and bow
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - happy birthday
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any card
   That's Crafty - foliage and flowers
   Ike's World - anything goes with in the garden

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Poppies

   The new challenge starting today at Send A Smile 4 Kids is being sponsored by:

A Day for Daisies who are offering a $12 gift certificate
and
Kitchen Sink Stamps who are offering a$25 gift certificate.

   The theme for the challenge is for mums or special females.




   I have used A Day for Daisies digi called fairy flowers and coloured it using Promarkers before matting it onto black card. This was the matted and layered onto red, black and then while card.
   Using the Tattered Lace die washing line lots of love I cut it out in both black and white card, gluing the white behind the black to create a shadow. The poppy embellishment was made using Tattered Lace's Royal British Legion poppy die.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - warm colours/tones
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - Mother's Day/for a female
   Creatalicious - anything goes with add flowers
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
   That's Crafty - foliage and flowers