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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Stamp Your Own Background


Hello, I am hoping after the few days of very heavy rain,
that our wonderful summer is not already over. The Met Office
has said it will improve again for another week, but not so hot.
Today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges we begin a new challenge.
Stamp Your Own Background
Please visit the blog to see the wonderful inspiration by the DT.
For my card, I was inspired by a card in the 
Hunkydory Cardmaking Colletion #7
The background sea shell stamps were stamped with Brushed Corduroy DI
All stamps were coloured with Promarkers and  pencils.
The centre design was coloured with various Distress Inks,
All the stamps are in the same kit as above. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Anything Goes Christmas #34

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new two weekly
with Anything Goes  - Christmas #34
Please pop over to the blog to see our really few rules and
of course the wonderful inspiration of the DT.
We currently have a DT Call going if you are interested.
For my card, I used a scallop edge white card, 
Black card for the mat background.
Design paper from a Christmas paper pad.
A die cut label in black with an image from a 
Pollyanna  Pickering Christmas Kit. 
Greeting is a die cut.
Gems added to decorate. 
This card and all other preceeding donkey cards
were sent to a local Donkey Sanctuary to help with
their fund raising. 

Get Well Soon

Hello again, today over at Cardz 4 Guyz - we begin a 
new two weekly challenge, Jane has chosen
Get Well Soon
Why don't  you op over to the blog to check out the 
wonderful ideas from the DT and a few instructions.
My card is fairly simple, but with a strong message,
to Get Well Soon.
White card - Black mat background.
Design paper background from a paper pad from The Works.
Aa black Die cut oval.
Stamps Nurse and Greeting  by Art Impressions 
 -Pill jars -  by Woodware Stamps, all coloured with Promakers.
Hope you all are well and thanks for your visit.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

More Than One Fold

Hello, I hope you are well, thanks for your visit.
Today at My Time To Craft we begin a new two weekly
challenge - More Than One Fold.
Please check out the post, to see the creations by the DT.
My card has several folds.  I CASEd it from a Hunkydory 
Inspiration kit #7. It involved stamping and colouring 
to create the scene. 
The stamps, and papers are all included in the kit.
Have fun and take care.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Use a Digital Image

Hello again, another challenge starts today for 
We would like you to use and maybe colour a 
Digital Image - this may be a new medium for you or
one you frequently use.
Check out the blog above for more information, and 
of course to see the wonderful creations by the design team. 
I made a 5.5 " sq card, covered it with pink spotted 
designer paper from a new pad in the Works - 
Wimsical Pastels, these are such amazing value paper pads
and great quality - highly recommend them.
The flowered paper is also from the pad.
The digital image is a freebie of a Gorguss girl ,
coloued with Promarkers. The little greeting
is from a Hunkydory stamp set.
I fussy cut all the small flowers from the flowery patterned 
paper and stuck them around the die cut.
Patience strained but it took the bearness away.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Oriental


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge
at Make My Monday  Sue has chosen
Oriental
Please check out the blog and see the amazing cards
made by the fabulous design team.
For my card, I used a 7" scallop edge white card.
The papers were printed from a CD Kimono-
-Crafter's Companion Inspiration CD Issue #7
The stamped images are from a stamp set free with 
a magazine. Coloured with Promarkers and a gold pen.
Matted onto gold mirri.
Have fun with your Oriental card making. 

Friday, 3 August 2018

J - is for Jingle Bells


Hello, today at Alphabet Challenges we take another step
up the Alphabet, we have reached the letter J - Emma R has 
chosen for us - Jingle Bells
Please pop over to see the design team's cards,
 it would be a shame to miss them. 
My card is a small DL  - 7" x 3.5" perfect for a bunch of 
envelopes I was given which are  this size. 
I used glitter card for the mat. 
White stamping card for the stamped image - 
Christmas Bells by Woodware Stamps
I coloured with several Promakers and glitter pens. 
A few red gems added. 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

A Sketch

Hello, we begin a new challenge today at Cardz 4 Galz
Wendy has given us a sketch  - you will find it on the 
challenge blog along with some amazing ideas and designs 
by the terrific Design Team. 
For my card, I used papers from a 12x6 pad of paper Beach Works
contrasting on white card.
All the elements, the  stamped bird, the hot air, die cut balloon and
the stamped deckchairs are all from a 
Hunkydory Cardmaking Collection --Number 05
I look forward to seeing your entry over on the challenge. 




Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A Krafty Christmas


Hello, it's that time of the year when we start to see more and
more Christmas cards entered into the challenges, but we expect 
nothing more at Sparkles Christmas Challenges, each month we
challenge you to make a card for the Christmas or Holidays season.
Our challenge for August was chosen by me (Caz), 
A Krafty Christmas
The Design Team have some fabulous cards to inspire you, please pop
over to check out the blog and for any details. 
I used a bought scallop edge Kraft card, used white card to mat the
background paper and the circle image.
All papers are from a paper pad by LOTV - A Krafty Christmas.
The image and pheasant on a log are by Hobby Art stamp set
- Farmhouse Set. I used white EP to heat emboss the stamped images.
Added a few extra snow details with a white gel pen. Of course I
had to add some glitter here and there, though it sadly doesn't show. 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Relax


Hello again, thanks for your visit and  previous comments.
Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at 
Cardz 4 Guyz - Julie has chosen
RELAX
Please pop over to the blog to check out the details and
of course not to miss the wonderful inspiration by the design team.
I have used a shaped card and stamped directly onto it.
I thought the less there was of decoration the more relaxed
it would be. 
The stamp - Take It Easy - by LOTV  was coloured with
Promarkers. 
The Relax letters are die cut. 
The birthday greeting stamp is by Crafter's Companions
Have fun. Looking forward to seeing your entry.

Anything Goes Chirstmas #33


Hi, we are back, we've had a short summer break at
and are returning with  #33 Anything Goes (Christmas) 
Please visit our blog for details plus the inspiration
by the design team. Have fun and enjoy the less stressful
Christmas card making at a calmer pace. 
For my card I used  Christmas paper printed 
from a Dreamees CD - Simply Christmas
A pretty die to mat a topper from a Pollyanna Pickering
collection of Christmas toppers. 
I added a greeting and snowflakes from a punch. 

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Make an ATC


Hello, today at My Time to Craft our two week challenge
begins with Make an ATC.
Please pop over to the blog for more information and details.
Also you can see the wonderful inspiration by the Design Team.
I made 3 random designed cards, all with different techniques. 
Left ATC - Blended Distress Inks- Images stamped - glitter glue
Centre ATC - Blended Distress inks - Background stencils- Foreground stamps
Right ATC - Paper painted with acrylic paint - 2nd paint streaked -dried -
main image stamped and heat embossed.
ATC's have always been a love of mine since way back in 2003
A wonderful way of experimenting with new techniques.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Use an Embossing Folder

Hello again, thanks for your visit, I know at this time
of the year, many of you will be off on your hols, 
basking in the sun or even coping with kids all day long,
so if you have taken the time to visit then a hug is on it's way.
Today we begin Challenge #8 at 
We would like for you to  Use an Embossing Folder
The Design Team have made some fabulous cards
to inspire you, please go and take a look.
I have used an EF by Crafter's Companion, 
I coloured it with DI Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron,
The stamped greeting is by Sheena Douglass.
The butterflies are die cuts, coloured before removing
from the die with the same DI's as above. 
Mounted onto black card for dimension. 

Monday, 23 July 2018

Coloured Image


Hello again, today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. 
Silvi has chosen for Challenge # 76 Coloured Image.
We need you to colour the image, so time to get colouring. 
The DT have had fun getting out their pens, brushes and pencils.
For my card, the main image is a free digi stamp I found on Pinterest, 
I coloured her with Promarkers, using the colours from the papers.
The papers are from my stash from a paper pad.
Organza and satin ribbon  to embellish. 
The greeting stamp is from my stash. 
The flowers were fussy cut from the waste of paper 
used for the background. 

Friday, 20 July 2018

Ice Cream


Hi, thanks for your visit. Today at Alphabet Challenges 
Silvi has chosen for the letter I - Ice Cream. 
Oh! now who doesn't like Ice Cream?
The Design Team have enjoyed playing with this one,
perfect for the wonderful summer weather, we in the UK are
experiencing at present. 
For my card, the papers and the ice cream are free downloads
from the internet. I kinda fussy cut and moved the 
ice cream around a little to fit the cones. 
Coloured with Promarkers.
Of course there is glitter sprinkled here and there. 
Glossy accents on the red sauce - when I was a child, this
was called Monkey's blood, so not PC nowadays or is it? 
Have fun, I'm off to have a bowl of ice cream. 

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Food and or Drink


Hello again, today at Cardz 4 Galz, our new challenge
chosen by Tammy is Food and or Drink.
Please pop over to see the inpiration by the DT.
I have a 7" sq. card with scallop edged, the front page 
folded back, to form a Z card. 
The papers and topper are from a CD  by The Card Hut -
Fabulous Tea and Cakes - 
Backing card both black and purple for contrast. 
jewels and a greeeting added. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Men's Fashion




Hello, welcome to my blog. We are starting a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz 
Dawn has chosen an interesting challenge
Men's Fashion
Please don't miss out on seeing the DT ideas on the blog.
For my A5 card I have dabbled in mixed media with
old book pages  to cover the main card and sponged with
 Vintage Photo DI.  A white piece of card was coloured with 
several Distress Inks, splattered with Cosmic Shimmer red spray.
 The background stamps are from a Creative Expressions set - Flight - 
the men in black are from Tim Holtz , the other gentleman
 is from Kanban - Jasper set. 
Have fun - looking forward to seeing your entries.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Fairies


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges
our new challenge chosen by Tracey begins  -a popular one, no doubt.
Challenge #106  -- Fairies
The Design Team have again produced  wonderful inspiration,
please do go over to check it out and see their cards.
For my card, I have used a 7" white scallop edge card.
Matted with black, then white card. 
the nmain card was white, I used various Distress Inks 
to create the background.  The outer darker colour is 
Seedless Preserves.
The two large flowers are Dotty Daisies by Woodware Stamps.
The remainder are by Lavinia Stamps, including the Fairies. 
I have added glitter here and there, of course!
Witha  Sakura white gel pen I added some highlights.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Wedding, Anniversary etc.

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge 
Mags has chosen, Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements etc.
The choice is yours.
Please  visit the blog for some wonderful inspiration from the team.
I chose a Wedding, (I think most of the DT did).
A 7" white scallop edged card, Mat - silver mirri card.
I embossed a sheet of white card with an E.F. 
First stamping a greeting in the top left corner.
A wide piece of lace added and wrapped around the mirri card.
Die cut a piece of white card and two pieces of pink card.
The stamp is by LOTV - Over the Threshold.
Coloured with Promarkers. Glitter added.
Gems, flowers and an  embossed bow all from my stash. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

A Simple Stepper Card


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge
A Simple Stepper Card.
Please visit the blog to see the DT's wonderful creations,
plus a link to make  simple stepper cards.
I used the link and found it was so easy. Once I made the
stepper card, then I added the design.
I used papers and toppers from an 8" Graphic 45 book
- Off To the Races.
All were backed with black card to add dimension.
Have fun making your stepper, I look forward to seeing them. 

Monday, 9 July 2018

Fantasy


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday
Sian has chosen Fantasy
Please pop to the blog to check out the inspirattion from the DT.
I have a number of grandsons and my card fits their ideas
of a fantasy world - they love their monsters.
The monsters are free digi stamps available on Pinterest.
The card was inspired by cardsd on Pinterest.
The papers, goggly eyes are from my stash.
I coloured the monsters with Promarkers. 
Have a good time and happy crafting. 

Friday, 6 July 2018

H is for Happy Birthday

Hi, thanks for your visit. Today at Alphabet Challenges 
Helen has chosen for the letter H challenge a very popular
challenge, which is 
Happy Birthday
Please pop over to check out the creations by the DT.
I made an 8" scallop edge card, I used a sheet of deep pink glittery 
foil paper as contrast. 
The decoupage image came from a sheet I bought at a 
craft event. The background papers, ribbons etc are
all from my stash. This card was made for my
granddaughter's 18th birthday.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

For A Little Girl


Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today at Cardz 4 Galz
our new challenge #75 starts -- Wendy has chosen
For A Little Girl
The DT have some really sweet inspiration for you on the blog.
I used a small 5.5 white scallop edge card. Papers and the
decoupage image were printed from a Hunkydory USB #7
I used silver mirri for the contrast.
It can't be seen but white and silver glitter is splattered
over the topper. Have fun. 

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Blue and Brown


Hello again, our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
was chosen by me, Blue and Brown. 
It has been a while since we had a colour challenge.
The Design  Team have some wonderful inspiration 
for you over on the blog. Don't miss them.
I love Kraft card and of course blue, I do think they go 
together so well, especially for the guyz.
I used a  scallop edged A5 Kraft card.
The backing paper was from a 12" sq. paper pad 
Trendy Blue Lifestyle - from The Works. 
Blue card cut with an oval die.
The  decoupaged images are from a Hunkydory USB # 02.
Greetings from another CD - the Best of La Pashe 2012.
Thanks for your visit. 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Christmas Stockings


Hello, thanks for your visit to my blog. Today we started a new
challenge at a monthly blog - Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
Jacky has chosen Christmas Stockings
Please pop over to see the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
I made a dark blue scallop edged circular card, I matted a piece of 
holographic silver card for the die cut circle.
The image is a stamp by Debbie Moore, both the stocking 
and the sentiment were embossed with white detail powder.
A CAS elegant card. Thanks again, hope to see you again. 

Saturday, 30 June 2018

A Sketch at MTTC


Hello, welcome to my blog. We have started a new two
week challenge at make My Time To Craft.
We have A Sketch for you to play with.
Please pop over to the blog to see the details and
of course what have the DT been playing with.
I created my card, an A5, using papers and a decoupaged 
topper from a CD. in my stash. Here is the sketch for you.


Thursday, 28 June 2018

Anything Goes Christmas #32


Hello, welcome to my blog. We have a new challenge at 
as usual, it is Anything Goes # 32
Please check out the inspiration by the Design Team.
 I made a Kraft card using  toppers and paper from a kit
with Pollyanna Pickering designs by Creative Crafting World.
I just adore the cute donkeys, I hope you enjoy the challenge.
Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Spotlight Technique


We have a new challenge starting today for the next two weeks over 
Spotlight Technique.
Please pop over to the blog, we are new and welcome
newbies as we do established crafters. We can all learn
something, or be inspired by others. The rules, links for
tutorials on how to create the technique and the wonderful
varied inspiration by the amazing Design Team are all there.
I made a 7" card so I could stamp in opposite corners with
the gorgeous Woodware stamp Perfect Petals.
I buy my Woodware stamps from The Stampman.
The spotlight circles cut with a Spellbinders die,
which was coloured with Zig brush pens.
Matted onto black card onto the main card. 
Hope to see you popping by.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Ice Cream



Hello, today we start a new challenge at Make My Monday.
Emma has chosen Ice Cream. It can be the colours of ice cream 
or lollies or even ice cream. My fellow DT have some lovely ideas
so please pop over to see what they have been up to.
My small white card has been matted with silvi mirri card.
A very pretty pink backing paper with lots of white hearts.  
The fairy with the birthday cake is a print out from a
Hunkydory #7 USB.  I edged the circle with Worn Lipstick DI.
Strawberries and vanilla ice cream was my inspiration. 
Greeting is a die cut  creation from silver mirri card. 

Friday, 22 June 2018

G is for Great Outdoors


Hello again, hope you are well and happily crafting.
Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
Lesley has chosen for the letter G - Great Outadoors
The DT have had fun with this theme, why don't you pop 
over to be inspired and challenged. 
I made a scrapbook page, the emphasis being on one 6 x 4  
photo of two brothers, my grandsons when out for a 
country walk. The papers are from my stash which fitted
the scene perfectly for me. The tree was fussy cut,
a technique which I enjoy, I dont use any dies. 
A simple block page but full of some fabulous memories. 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Summer Sunny Days


Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new 
two weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Janis has chosen Summer Sunny Days
Please pop to check out the blog and the ideas from the DT.
I have a deckle edge white card, with a dark blue mat and 
silver mirri layer to mount my stamped image.
The image is Laguna Surf by Sheena Douglass 
from Crafter's Companions
I coloured the sea and sky with water coloured Distress inks.
the remainder was coloured with varied Promarkers. 
How I wish I was there.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Metal Madness

 

Hello again, hope you're well, thanks for your visit.
Today at Cardz 4 Guyz we begin a new challenge. 
Sian has chosen Metal Madness.
Please pop to the blog to see the details and of course
to chek out the inspiration from the DT. 
For my card, I used a 7" Sq. scallop edge white card.
I used Black to mat and layer all sections. The BP is 
from LOTV paper pad Father Knows Best.
I embossed 3 strips of silvi mirri card with a Cuttlebug EF.
The stamp is by Personal Impressions. 
Coloured with shades of Grey and Blue Promarkers.
I added 3 circle paperclips for additional metal.
A peel off sentiment on black card. 

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Make your background using stamps



Hello again, hope you are well. Today we begin a new challenge
at My Time to Craft.  We would like to see you
Make your own Background using Stamps or 
Digi stamps
Please check out the blog for details and to see
the wonderful creations by the Design Team.
My card is 5" Sq. with a black mat background.
I used Distress Oxide inks to create the coloured
background, I used stamps by Leonie Pujol for the
background. The foreground stamp is Poppy Lea
by Inkylicious, which I coloured with Glitter Pens. 

Friday, 15 June 2018

Let's Be Pretty


Hello again,  today we begin a new challenge at 
Cathy has chosen for us Let's Be Pretty.
Please take a look at the blog to see the rules and of 
course to check out the lovely designs form the DT.
For my card, I used gold mirri for the large mat background.
A pretty sheet of paper from a 12" pad from The Works - 
A beautiful piece of lace, pearls and a silk flower 
to embellish the card.
The main image was a wonderful find in a charity shop, 
the ladies were on the cover of a handmade paper book,
crying out to be up-cycled and given a new life. 
Happy crafting and stay well. 

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Heat Embossing


Hello again, thanks for your visit and comments, which are greatly appreciated.
Today we begin a new challenge in a NEW challenge blog.
#8 Heat Embossing
Time to get out the embossing powders and your heat tool, make any style 
or design of a card with a heat embossed image or embellishment. 
Please pop over to see the creations by the Design Team.
I splashed the background with 3 glitter pens from Crafter's Companions.
I used stamps by Leonie Pujol from Crafter's Companions to creater
the background and the two main images. 
They were stamped with Versafine Black ink, and embossed with
clear embossing powder, If you have everything ready at hand, this can be done.
I used Promarkers to colour. A Sakura white gel pen for highlights.
Doodled lines around the card to give it an edge. 
I would love for you to join us, this is an easy but enjoyable technique.


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Anything Goes Christmas # 31



Hello, welcome to my blog. Today  we begin a new challenge at 
as usual, it is Anything Goes # 31
Please check out the inspiration by the Design Team.
Today I made an easel card using a topper and papers from a kit
with Pollyanna Pickering designs by Creative Crafting World.
I just adore the cute donkeys, I hope you enjoy the challenge.
Thanks for popping by.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Resist Embossing


Hello,  it is the start of a new challenge at Make My Monday
For the next two weeks we would like to see your creations
using the Resist Embossing technique.
The Design Team have come up with some interesting and varied cards.
Please pop over to see their creations, there is also a link to a tutorial
on the technique,  just in case you're not sure.
I always love making backgrounds, especially with TH Distress Inks.
The background has been blended with Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade
and Spiced Marmalade. 
The floral stamp is Flying Stars - an old wooden favourite from Penny Black.
Heat embossed with white detail Embossing Powder. 
Greeting from Crafter's Companion, ribbon and card candi added. 
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Friday, 8 June 2018

F is for Fish


Hello, we are starting a new letter challenge at 
Alphabet Challenges with the letter F which is for
FISH
We are looking forward to seeing your fish projects.
Please do visit the blog, we do need new DT members, 
why don't you think about it? It isn't difficult and can be fun.
For my card, I first created 3 circles using circle dies.
I stamped the fish onto paper from a per pad from The Works -
Trendy Blue Lifestyle. 
The gold fish stamps are from a set of stamps in my stash - source unknown.
The Angel Fish are by All Night Media
All coloured with Promarkers and Crafter's Companions Glitter Pens.
Matted onto a dark blue card for contrast. Thanks for your visit.
I do love to read your comments, so feel free to leave any.



Thursday, 7 June 2018

Challenge #73 Pretty and Pearly

Hello again, today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. 
Helen has chosen - Pretty and Pearly.
Don't miss the gorgeous creations by the DT on the blog.
For my card, I used a round scallop edge card from Kanban.
I stamped a fairy from a Sugar Buttons set of stamps by Kanban,
she was coloured with Promarkers, then added to two 
varied sizes die cut doileys.
With the addition of flowers, stamped flowers, die cut leaves, 
pearls (of course) and a twine bow

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Challenge #196 - Father's Day


Hello, welcome to my blog, today we begin a new challenge
at Cardz 4 Guyz.   Challenge #196 is to say
Happy Father's Day
Please check out the blog to see the amazing creations by
the Design Team.
My card I have used a 7" square card. 
The papaers are from a LOTV paper pad = Father Knows Best.
The main image stamp is by LOTV called Man's Best Friend.
Coloured  with Promarkers.
The rosette stamp is by Hobbycraft.
Buttons and twine to deorate. 

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Holiday

Hello, we began a new challenge today at MTTC
We would like to see anything to do with a holiday time, 
totally your choice. Why not pop over to the blog to see 
what the DT created. Have fun.
I created a background with 3 Distress Oxides blended.
I stamped on with a cracked texture on the project. 
The acutal card was blended around the edges with 
the Spiced Marmalade DO -  then stamped with the cracked texture 
stamp. The main image is a Woodware stamp - Paris Collage.
My interpretation of a holiday.
The butterflies are fussy cut from a Crafty Individuals 
paper pad of butterlies and flowers. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Santa

Hi everyone, hope you are well.  We begin a new challenge today
Mary Mac has chosen a popular one, so we are hoping
for a really good turnout. 
Challenge #89 is Santa
I used a 7" white scallop card. - Gold mirri card.
Papers from a 6" paper pad - The Magic of Christmas
Gold peel offs for thre corners.
The Santa stamp is by Stampendous - coloured with Promarkers.
The Christmas greeting is by Crafter's Companions.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Fold Back Card


Hello again,  today we are starting a new two weekly
We would love to see A Fold Back Card
The DT have created some beautiful creations, 
please pop over to check them out.
I have used a 7" square scallop edge card.
Folded back the first page of the card. 
I created a backing sheet of black on the fold back and 
on the inside of the card. I matted this with cream/yellow paper.
Added some Safari ribbon to both areas.
Mounted a panel of black card, gold mirri 
with an image printed from a CD, edged with a black marker.
The sentiment on the inside was stamped with a stamp in my stash. 
Black gems added for detail.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

#30 Anything Goes - Christmas



Hello, welcome to my blog. Today  we begin a new challenge at 
as usual, it is Anything Goes # 30
Please check out the inspiration by the Design Team.
A simple card, I formed a frame of masking tape around the card, which
when removed formed the white border.
I blended onto photographic paper the blue section with
a DI pad - Broken China.
The nativity stamp and greetings stamps are both fom my stash.
The decorated card was then matted onto a blue card.
 Have fun everyone. 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Go Green - Up-cycle


Hello, thanks for your visit.
Today we have a new challenge at Make My Monday.
Priya has chosen 
Go Green - Up-cycle
We are looking forward to your ideas, the DT have some super

projects, please pop over to see them. 
I painted an old CD, then added paper. The stamped images are
a Crafty Individuals stamp, I cut the 3 ladies as individuals.
Background stamping, with an added paper flower and pearls.
This makes a pretty wall hanging. Have fun, I did.


Friday, 25 May 2018

E is for Ebony


Hello, today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. 
Emma T has chosen for the letter E - Ebony.
I matted  white card onto a black card. On a piece of 
black card I stamped Meadow Flowers by Woodware Stamps, 
with Versamark, and heat embossed with fine detail white powder.
I coloured the stamp with wax pencils.
Please pop over to the blog to see the  inspiration by the DT.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Mythical/Fantasy


Hello, today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz
which is Mythical or Fantasy
Please pop over to see the amazing ideas from the DT.
On my white scallop edge card I have a mat of pink glitter card.
Using DI I blended several colours in circular movements to 
create the background. I sprayed with a mini mister , waited 
a few seconds then gently patted with kitchen paper.
The unicorn is a stamp from a free set of stamps with a magazine.
I stamped it on white card, coloured it with glitter pens. 
It was fussy cut then adhered with foam pads to the card.
A sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with 
WOW! pink EP. Large chrystal gems added. 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Science Fiction/Steampunk

Hello everyone, if you're in the UK, hope you are enjoying
this beautiful sunshine. Maybe not the best weather for crafting,
but we won't have to wait long for rain to return.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Time for a little adventure - the theme being
Science Fiction or Steampunk
Please pop over to see the inspiration from the DT,
most have gone for the Science Fiction.
For my card, on the background I added 
mirri card to a white scallop edge 7" white card.
Onto this I adhered a piece of blue webbed material, this 
has sat in a craft box for years, but I knew I would use it one day,
 and here we are. It provides a wonderful background for my
free digi stamps I found on Pinterest. All coloured with Promarkers.
Have fun, I certainly did, it was certainly different.