Tuesday, 13 January 2015

#53 Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, yes it's our birthday. ONE year old today, how the time has flown.  To celebrate we would like you to join us with the easy challenge of HAPPY BIRTHDAY, we do ask of course being for Cardz 4 Guyz your card or project is only for the Guyz in your lives. I decided on going literally for a first birtahday for a sweet little boy from LOTV - the stamp is called - Little Ducky. Papers are from Papercraft Factory by Funky Hands. The image was coloured with Promarakers.  I would love for you to pop over to appreciate the wonderful inspiration by the Design Team and to even join in our birthday celebration.

Saturday, 10 January 2015


For the next week at My Time To Craft (MTTC)  our challenge is Stripes.  I have lots of colours of stripes lying about in my stash which would have made striped cards, but I am so pleased not to be making Christmas cards all the time, I wanted to create something pretty and fresh. I had just completed a card using these papers and thought cutting them into strips would help to use up the small left over pieces.   I added a die flourish and two butterflies from Marianne dies. The papers are from LOTV Petal Fresh paper pad.

Friday, 9 January 2015

X is for X-periment

Happy New Year from Alphabet Challenge - here we are at letter X - Design Team member Jennifer has thought of a good one for you to play with ---    X-periment. The idea being for you to have a go at a technique, design, something you haven't done before. Have a good play session. For my DT project I have remained fairly simple. Using various blue tones in the Rangers DI range I direct stamped onto a square card. This in itself makes you take a deep breath hoping all goes well.  I used hedgerow plants from Stamps Away.  I have used the technique referred to as Shadow Stamping.
Using one of the same stamps used on the main card, I stamped using Versamark onto a prepared die cut mat, added white detail Embossing powder, heat embossed and cooled the image. Using the same cleaned stamp, I used Chipped Sapphire DI for the shadow, you hover over the white image and move slightly to the right and a touch up, when happy, slowly lower the block and stamp. With good luck and management you should have a perfect shadow stamped.  Why don't you give it a try? I look forward to see what you have X-perimented with. 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

What Did Santa Bring You?

Hi, wishing you a happy new year. We at Ruby's Rainbow were wondering, What Did Santa Bring You?  We are hoping you were lucky to have something crafty you can share with us in our challenge. If like many of us, you bought something with a gift of money, then please share with us. Please check out the Design Team, we have been a very lucky group for the gifts we received.  For my project for the challenge, I fancied starting the new year off with a different shaped card. The papers are from LOTV - Petal Fresh Pad. The flowers from a die, the leaves were stamped, A few card candi added to embellish. My Santa presents were a set of round dies and a few Little Claire Dinky stamps, one being the flowerpot image on the card, coloured with some Promarkers, some being from a new set  from Santa.  We look forward to seeing your projects using your new presents from Santa. Have fun.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Challenge # 52 - Vintage

Welcome back. Wishing you a very happy new year and hope all is well with you. Thank you for visiting me, I do appreciate you took the time. We have returned from our break at Cardz 4 Guyz, and a ready for an interesting time ahead. We are kicking off the new year with Jan's choice of VINTAGE.  You can do anything you like as long as it can be classed a vintage style for a MALE.
Please check out the blog the Design Team and Guest Designer have provided some amazing and wonderful inspiration for you, mostly involving stamping, so I thought for an alternative form of card making, I would use a CD, for there are many who do participate in this craft. I have used from Kraftyhands - Man About Town. I used a scalloped Kraft card, the large background is a sheet from Father Knows Best from LOTV. Please take a peek, I'm sure you will love the inspiration on the blog.
Thanks again for your visit. I hope to see you when I start visiting the entries. 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy Birthday -

Fantasy Stampers are ONE year old today, I wish you a very Happy Birthday.  To help us to celebrate our challenge is as simple as making a birthday project.  The Design Team have again created a wonderful display, please pop over to see them. For my birthday card, I started with a bought scalloped Kraft card, I used LOTV Pressed In Time backing papers, The image is again LOTV Annebel . I stamped the Honey Doo flowers onto pink papers from the same pad.  I added two doileys, some leaves, pearls and a greeting from Go Kreate.  Have fun everyone. 

All Things New

Happy new year to all my visitors, here we are starting a new year with a new theme at
 My Time To Craft (MTTC) so what better than for our theme - 'All Things New' - so much to choose from, as long as your project is related to the word New, we want to see it entered into our challenge. Please do look at the challenge blog to see the fabulous creations from the Design Team.  For my projecat, again a card, I have opted to say Happy New Year. The background paper is from a Papermania Christmas pad. The wreath was decoupaged using a Woodware floral wreath stamp, which I coloured with Promarkers. The greeting is a stamp from Go Kreate Die and Stamps set.  Have fun everyone.