Thursday, 24 April 2014

Christmas Challenges All year Round

I know, I know, we've just had Easter and here I am entering a Christmas Challenge. I have just discovered this challenge blog, Christmas Challenges All Year Round, I need to be getting cards made well ahead, not only for my personal use but for my chosen charities, what better way than having some fun along the way.
The challenge for this week, yes, it is a weekly challenge, is this sketch. 

Materials used.........
A5 rectangle scalloped white card
Background papers from LOTV - Krafty Christmas Pad
Plain Dark brown card for matting
Crafter's Companions Stamp - Wish Upon A Star 
Coloured with Promarkers and Distress Inks
Christmas Sparkles stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs
Card Candi from Stash

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Wheely Fun

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and are ready to get back to crafting. We have a super challenge for you over at Cardz 4 Guyz, we would like to see your paper craft creation showing anything with wheels. The eight Design Team members have covered five different wheeled methods of transport, I know there are more, plus whilst we all went for wheeled transport there are other types of wheels around, so you can see how open this challenge for male orientated, young or older guyz is. Greatly looking forward to those who accept the challenge. For my card this week, I created a stepper card.  I used papers and designer sheets from a Debbie Moore Shabby Chic Travel CD. Reminds me so much of my youth, I suppose I was a bike chick but didn't know it then. To remind the visitors to the challenge blog, that we do accept anything in paper craft, ATC's, Fat Pages,Tags,  Scrap Book Pages, boxes,  I also added a scrap book page I made a number of years ago, with members of my family at a Vintage Rally. Please note the two young boys are now 18 and 19 year old. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Deco Drama at CD Sunday

Hello everyone, nice to be back at CD Sunday Challenges.  Sending warm Easter good wishes to everyone, hope you all have a splendid time, whether your with family or on your own, know my thoughts are with you. This week is a favourite of mine, anything to do with Art Deco and I'm happy, this week our challenge is Deco Drama My card this week is a square white card. I used papers from Art Deco Glamour DVD from Debbie Moore. Aren't the lace papers just wonderful, looks so like real lace. I matted the printed circle onto first black card then gold mirri, adding a little dimension. I added pearls, gold and silver glitter and lots of diamante stones, very decadent but then that is what Art Deco is, isn't it? I love the striking black flowers,with little black gems which stand proud from the flower shape. I am so looking forward to visiting you all this next week, to see your wonderful Art Deco, so it's time to raid your stash and get out as much bling as you can find, enjoy your Easter then have fun creating your DECO DRAMA. 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Up, up and Away

Up, up and away is our theme for you this week at My Time To Craft, which gives you lots of options, please pop over to the main blog whee you will see the wonderful inspiration from the design team. I thought, of birds, planes, Hot air balloons,  the latter reminded me in a set of stamps from Debbie Moore I had one of a little girl with balloons, who had never been inked, bless her. This is the card I made with her. 
Materials and Methods used
Plain white card stock
Brick wall embossing folder from Splodgaway - 
Distress Inks, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye used for the bricks.
Girl with two balloons from Debbie Moore Stamps
Remainder balloons made from one of the balloons held by the girl.
Flowers and leaves - used Tapestry leaves and flowers stamps.
Varied Distress inks used for the flowers
Promarkers to colour the sky and the little girl.
Sentiment from Hobby Art stamps.
I am so looking forward to visiting you and thanks to all who visit me, it is appreciated. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Hello everyone, hope your sharing and enjoying the lovely warm spring days we've had recently. it would be nice to stay like this for Easter. For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we are asking you to accept the challenge of 'Ladies'. Please pop over to the website to see the wonderful array of ladies which the design team have made to inspire you. I will be honest , I have lots of varied ladies stamps, but this challenge gave me the opportunity to pull out this stamp, which doesn't get ink on it often and I do think it is a lot of fun. 
Materials and methods used.
Plain white card stick
Background design papers from Sweet Pea
Lady in the Bath, cork and sentiment by Flippen Women - La Pashe
Coloured with  Promarkers
Dovecraft glitter glue added to the bubbles.
Flowers and 'Happy Birthday' stamp from stash.
I am so looking forward to meeting your ladies when I visit, thanks for popping in to see me.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Favourite Combo

Pale blue, kraft colour, mint green.

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Another month gone by and here we are it being the 15th April it is time for Sparkles Monthly. The challenge has been chosen by Helen N, which is Your Favourite Colour Combo.  This caused me a small dilemma 
because I love colour, I love mixing all colour palettes. My indecision was quickly solved, I still had a pack of papers on my desk, from making a previous card and realised just how much I liked the colour combo.
The design papers are from Sweet Pea, which I was so lucky to find at a Craft event at a greatly reduced price. This is the first time I have used a swing card, adding the papers. I think I made it more difficult than it need be, I'm sure I'll get the hang of it and be quicker next time. 
Materials used.
White swing card from Craftwork Cards.
Elephant, baby and hearts stamps by Woodware .
Designer papers from Sweet Pea for the card,  I also paper pieced the elephant. 
Blue buttons from stash. 
I hope to see you over on the Sparkles Monthly blog, you have until 14th May to decide on your favourite combo and enter. Have fun and I wish well being to all.

The Sky's the Limit

Hello everyone, so nice to have you visiting me, I thank you for your lovely comments and hope to see you visiting me again. This week  at Cardz 4 Guyz  Kim has chosen for our challenge 'The Sky's the Limit'. I would say from this title this challenge is only limited by your imagination, for I assume anything which is within the limits of the sky will fit the challenge. Please remember the blog is for MALE orientated cards only. We welcome your projects for any age, as long as the design fits our theme challenge. So have fun.
For my card, I used the following...
White, navy blue and red card stock.
Stamps from Hobby - Flypast and Poppies set.
Coloured with Promarkers
The sky was coloured with Broken China Distress ink as a water colour. 
Please pop over to see the Design Team's amazing cards, for I am sue they will inspire you.
I would like to enter this card into a new and interesting challenge blog I have discovered - Without Words.