Sunday, 27 July 2014

Food, Glorious Food

For the next two weeks our challenge at CD Sunday Challenges will be  Food, Glorious Food, chosen by Wynn. I apologise for bringing to the gallery a Christmas card, I know it's only July, and a hot one too, but we have to get started sometime with our cards. You will no doubt spot, I have been making the C cards for a few weeks now, sshh! don't tell anyone but this will be my 42nd prepared card. Still have many more to make for my charity box, family and friends. It is amazing how many cards can be made from  one CD - ' The Best of La Pache 2012' - including my DT card above. The background paper is from a Papermania Christmas pack, red ribbon added, the card then decoupaged. I added Glossy Accents to the holly, jam, garland and of course the Christmas pudding. I look forward  to visiting your blog to admire your Food, Glorious Food.   Have fun and happy crafting.
Also entering into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenges -  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnu'ts Christmas Challenge # 187 - Cute

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Use Kraft at MTTC

I know the years seem to go faster as you get older but hey, this is supersonic fast. The weeks are bcoming a blurred memory, time is passing so quickly. Here we are, so soon, ready with another challenge at
My Time To Craft,  we want you to 'Use Kraft'.  Don't think you have to have the real thing , Kraft card, any form of packaging will do, just check it out, if it's clean it's ready to go. Pop over to the main blog to see the amazing inspiration from the Design Team, it may just be the kick start you need.  For my card, I did use a purchased scalloped edge card,  the stamp - Woodware - Grasses,  was stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with Stampendous Detail White E.P.  The greeting is from Hobby Art, the multi coloured organza was from a bargain bin, costing me only £1 for a full roll. I'm looking forward to popping around to see your Kraft projects, have fun and happy crafting.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

At The Beach - Challenge #84

Hi, well it certainly is the weather to be At The Beach, which is the #84 challenge at Ruby's Rainbow. Please pop over to the blog to check out the rules, (so few) and to see the amazing inspirational creations from the wonderful Design Team.  My background papers are print outs from CD's, also the bunting which is from the Halcyon Days CD. The main image cut with a Spellbinder die, is from Joanna Sheen, by Faye Whittaker - All Our Yesterday series, Bucket and Spade FW 912. I coloured this with Promarkers,  the blue sky/sea background being Faded Jeans Distress Ink, added with an old fat make up brush. I look forward to visiting you all At The Beach, have fun and happy crafting.
I am also entering this card into the challenge Sea/Beach at Creative Card Crew

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

#28 Challenge A Sketch

Julie's Sketch # 1 

For the first time at Cardz 4 Guyz we have A Sketch for our challenge. It being Julie's turn she presented us with a sketch, thanks Julie for giving us an easy one for our first attempt. I like sketches, they help me to get out of my comfort zone by making me look at designs differently, I do hope you are inspired. If you pop over to the blog I am sure you will find lots of wonderful inspiration from the amazing Design Team. 
Products I used. 
Plain white card. Darker papers from LOTV Father Knows Best paper Pad.
Lighter papers from LOTV Nitwits - Petal Fresh.
Stamp from Crafter's Companions - coloured with Promarkers. Cool stamp from stash. Card candi in top
Entered into challenges:-
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenges # 23 Anything Goes

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Animal Magic

Today at Fantasy Stampers our challenge, which lasts for two weeks, is Animal Magic. In my push to progress with my Christmas Cards, I decided to use a favourite stamp of mine, which is form Stamps Away - Pilkington's Winter Wonderland, there are 3 stamps in the set, all wonderful winter scenes. I used watercolour paper for this particular card, using a mixture of several of the blue shades of Distress Inks as watercolours. Please pop over to the main blog to check out the amazing inspiration from the Design Team, have fun in cdreating your Animal Magic. I look forward to visiting you over the next few weeks.

Friday, 18 July 2014

L is for Lace

For the letter L at Alphabet Challenges we are asking you to provide us with Lace, in any way you choose. We all have a little lace lying around somewhere, or a Lace stamp, or butterfly. this week both teams A and B are joining forces, so there are twice as many wonderful inspirational projects for you to view, so please do pop over to the blog to check them out.  I used a shaped card. Matted and layered card which I coloured with various Distress Inks. The stamps used are from Crafty Individuals - CI 328 and Creative Expressions - Antique Dressforms. A few pearls for embellishment. Have fun with your lace, I look forwardt to visiting you over the next two weeks.  

Butterfly - Spots and Stripes

A recently discovered new challenge for me is Butterfly Spot Challenge, what a simply brilliant idea for anyone who loves butterflies and let's be honest, butterflies must be about the most frequent embellishment we see on our cards. I know I find them useful to cover an uwanted spot of ink etc.  For this card each butterfly is placed for design not as cover ups. LOL The challenge is Spots and Stripes along with your butterfly, The background papers are from one of my paper pads in my stash, I also stamped the butterflies onto paper from the same paper pad. The top butterfly is from Sheena Douglas, the middle one was free with Craft Stamper magazine and the bottom one is from Elusive Images.  The greeting is from Hobby Art. Thanks for this challenge, I'm sure I'll be popping back for more challenges, just love my butterflies. 
I am also entering this card into the Get Well challenge at In The Pink