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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Stencils or Masks

Hello again, today we begin a new challenge at 
For those who may or not have tried using them , now is your chance.
#14 Stencils or Masks
Please pop to the blog for the details and to see the wonderful
inspiration from the Design Team.
For my card, I have used a 6" square scallop edge card.
Upon the slightly smaller layer I have partly inked through an
Imagination stencil with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey DI,
to create the background.
The stamp is Meadow Flowers from Woodware Stamps.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Light blending around the edges with the Mustard Seed.
Black edges created with a black pen. 
Have fun. Thanks for your visit. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Numbers Games

Hello again, I hope you are well, comfortable  and safe.
Today at Make My Monday Priya has chosen for our new
two weekly challenge - 
Number Games. 
Plese pop and check out for details and to see the amazing
creations by the DT.
I was asked to make a card for a  3 yr old Nephew's birthday.
I was told he loved elephants, the colour blue and balloon. 
The elephant is by Craft Creations, It is decoupaged, the last layer 
being the trunk with a piece of twine leading to the balloon. 
The head is on one of the springy things, so the head bobbles 
when touched.  I am happy to say the child loves the card
and it sits on the top of his wardrobe in his bedroom. 

Colour Project


Hello again, today we begin a new challenge at 
It being my turn to choose the challenge, I chose
A Colour Project
To use only two of the following colours
Orange, Black, Purple, Green.
Check out he blog for details and to see the fabulous
creations by the DT.
I made a 5 x 7 black card.
Stamped Cosmos Flowers by Woodware Stamps
onto white card with Versamark black ink and 
embossed with clear EP.
I painted the flowers with 3 Zig Brush Pens.
I added an stamped sentiment Inspire again by Woodware.
I decoupaged 3 of the flowers, added black gems to the centre. 
Gave a dotty surround on the main image sheet. 
Have fun with your Colour Project. 

Friday, 12 October 2018

O is for Owls


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit, I hope you are all 
well and enjoying your crafting.
Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
Debbie has chosen for us 
O is for Owls.
I hope you can pop over to the blog to see the wonderful 
creations by the Design Team. 
My papers are all from a free download on
Create and Craft Member's Blog.
I added brown card, a stamped greeting and sentiment.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Fancy Folds at Galz



Hello today at Cardz 4 Galz we begin a new two weekly
challenge . #82 Fancy Folds has been chosen by Sue.
Please pop to the blog to see what the Design Team 
have created to inspire you.
A simple fold card was my choice for another Christmas card.
Papers are from my stash.
The snowman Santa is by Little Claire Designs.
Coloured with Promarkers and Sakura Gel pens.
Have fun, hope to see you giving this one a try.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

#38 Anything Goes (Christmas)

Hello, how are you, thanks for popping by.
we begin  challenge #38 Anything Goes (Christmas) 
Please pop over to see the DT's creations.
My card was inspired by the new Christmas edition of
Making Cards and Papercraft.
I used the free papers and give away stamps
Added two strips of ribbon and a stamped sentiment.

Triangles


Hello, thanks for your visit, I wonder if the title of the
challenge sounds as intriguing as I first thought it to be?
Today at Cardz 4 Guzy Tammy has chosen for the challenge
Triangles
Please pop over to the blog for details and to see the 
Triangles made by the team.
I had to give this challenge a lot of thought, along the way, I 
remembered a sheet of paper with tools on, in my stash of 
Creative Crafting World papers.  From this memory, my card
evolved. 
Black, grey,  white and silver mirri card.
Embossing folder of metal tread on the grey paper.
Stamp from Stamps By Me. 
Have fun with your triangles, one or more. 

Friday, 5 October 2018


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at My Time To Craft, 
we begin a new two week challenge, which is 
Kraft Card is to be the main feature.
Please pop to see the other cards made by the DT.
I used a 6" sq scallop edge card.
The stamp I used is Meadow Flowers by Woodware
which was stamped with Versamark, then heat embossed with 
white detail embossing powder.
The sentiment was created the same way.
I then coloured in sections of the stamp with 
a white Sakura gel pen. 
Tied a white organza ribbon and a bow to complete. 

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Watercolours


Hello, thanks for your visit. We have a new challenge
at Back to Basics and Beyond starting today. 
 For #13 Kate has chosen Watercolours
If you pop over to the blog there are some inspiring
ideas from the Design Team, as are the details.
I made a 5 x 7 card. I made a mood board with 
Distress Oxides and a few small texture stamps.
The main stamp is Fairy Magic by Donna Ratcliffe
from Crafter's Companion. 
Watercoloured with Distress Oxide inks. 
The sentiment is by My Paper World.
Have fun, hope you get splashing and mixing. 

Monday, 1 October 2018

Christmas is for Kids


Hello again, today we begin a monthly challenge
Sybrina has chosen a lovely one for you.
Christmas is for Kids.
Please pop over for details and to see the DT cards.
I made a square card with papers from my stash. 
The stamp is by Papermania - Tulip and Snowman
Coloured with Promarkers.
Small labels are by LOTV. 
Have fun, thanks for calling in. 

Animals


Hello today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
Janet has chosen Animals. 
Don't miss the Animal cards by the DT and get more
info to help you join in.
My card is made with a mix of beige and red card.
The main feature stamp and the smaller stamps
are all by Little Claire Designs.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
Have fun everyone.

Friday, 28 September 2018

N is for Nature


Hello, it's me again. Today we are returning to 
Alphabet Challenge to the letter N - which is
NATURE
We are looking forward to seeing anything from the 
natural world, be it  flora, fauna, feathers or fur.
Please visit us to see the creations by the DT.
I decorated an MDF tag, painted with acrylic paints.
I cut panels of mount board, painted and stuck to the MDF.
Stamped buterflies, onto coloured papers. 
Added words and wooden hearts. 
Fastened with pretty ribbons. 

Thursday, 27 September 2018

What's New

Hello again,  today the new challenge is at
The theme, for the next two weeks, chosen by me, is
What's New?
Please pop over to see the creations by the DT and for the details. 
My card is 7" sq. which is a recently introduced, new card size.
Matted with pink card.
The sentiment and stamped floral arrangement is a 
new stamp set - called Made with Love.
Made by Stamps By Me - which is September's
Member's Gift from Create and Craft TV 
all it cost was the postage.
Coloured with Promarkers and Sparkle Pens by
Crafter's Companion.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Autumn/Fall Leaves

Hello again, thanks for your visit, I love comments.
Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at 
Sue has chosen for us a very apt topic
Autumn/ Fall Leaves
Please pop over to the blog to see what the design team have
been up to and to check for the details. 
I coloured a piece of card by blending many autumnal colours.
When dry, I stamped various leaves and some acorns onto the
coloured sheet. They were then fussy cut.
I blended a corner and the edges of a 6" sq card. with
autumnal colours.
The fussy cut leaves were then arranged and glued to one 
corner. The sentiment is by Stamps by Me. 
The leaves are by Sheena Douglass.

Anything Goes Christmas #37

Hello everyone. Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
the challenge  is 
Anything Goes Christmas  #37
We hope you visit the blog for the details and to see
the fabulous cards made by the design team.
I have a red 6" card. A gold mirri and paper centre panel.
Two gold glitter stips to decorate.
The stamped image is a snowman from  a set by
Little Claire Designs. 
Coloured with Promarkers and a gold pen. 
Have fun. 

Friday, 21 September 2018

Food and Drink



Helo, thanks for your visit. We are starting a new
challenge over on My Time To Craft 
Sam has chosen for us Food and Drink. 
We have moved from a Saturday, very busy folk, 
we hope you will continue to play along with us on
a Friday. Thanks for your continued suppoort.
Please pop ove to the blog to see what the DT have 
creataed to inspire you.
My card is a bought A6 , the image is a stamp
of a wonderful afternoon tea spread by Dovecraft.
The banner and Time For Tea words are stamps
from a set - Time for Tea by Crafters Companion. 
I used Promarkers and Sakura pens to colour.
Makes me want to go out for Afternoon Tea. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Inky Backgrounds


Hello again,
Thanks for popping by. Today at Back to Basics and Beyond 
We are interested to see your
Inky Backgrounds.
Please pop  over to the blog to see the details and not to miss
the wonderful ideas and designs by the design team.
We still have open a DT Call, we need a few more to join us.
I used a mixture of Distress Inks by Ranger. These were 
blended , dried, water splashes added and then dried. 
The flower stamp is from Sparkles Garden.
 I decoupaged  the flowers which were coloured with Promarkers
 and Glitter pens by Sakura
Other stamps used are from Fairy Magic. Both sets
are by Crafters Companion. 
Thanks for your visit.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Autumn/Fall Colours


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge
at Make My Monday. Meg has chosen for us
Autumn / Fall Colours - I adore these colours, right up my street!
Please pop by on the blog to see the details and of course,
not to miss the creations by the design team,
I made a 6" sq card, matted the main image onto gold mirri.
The main image was sponged with several DI of Autumnal
colours - A little splash of water to create texture.
The main stamps are Fairy Magic  designed by 
Donna Ratcliffe - via Crafters Companion.
I added more colour to images using Zig Colour brushes.
Thanks - leave a message or just say Hi.!

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Dies or Punches



Hello, thanks for your visit. For the next month at
Sparkles Monthly Challenges 
our challenge, chosen by Maryvonne is
Dies and or Punches
Why don't you pop over to the blog to see the
wonderful inspiration from the DT, as well as 
checking out the challenge.
My card was inspired by a card in the
Hunkydory Cardmaking kit # 7
Embossing with the E.F. included in the kit, I used
Frayed burlap and Vintage Photo to colour the scene.
Using stamps provided I stamped the deckchair and umbrella.
 The hot air balloons were die cut are also in the 
kit mentioned above.
Sentiment from my stash. 

Friday, 14 September 2018

M is for Monkey


Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today at Alphabet Challenges we begin a two week challenge
using the alphabet to guide us.
Janis has chosen for the letter M   - Monkey.
Pop over to the blog for details and to see
the Design Teams' collection of Monkeys.
I stamped leaves, 2nd generation, around the card for
a background.  The topper is a free digi stamp via Pinterest,
which I coloured with Promarkers.
Then matted onto brown and black card.
Have fun - I look forward to seeing your entry.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thoughts of Fall (Autumn)


Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Today we begin a new
two week challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Amy has chosen
Thoughts of Fall/Autumn
I hope you pop over to the blog to check the details
and of course to see the inspiration from the design team.
I made a 5 x 7 in. card. I first lightly stamped 
the card with several stamps from the set I used.
Using a number of DIs in autumnal colours I blended 
them on an A5 sheet of white card, Sprayed with water, dried
then more ink applied. I then randomly stamped all of the stamps, 
several times from the set by #Sheena Douglass - 
A Little Bit Sketchy - Autumn Leaves.
I fussy cut many of the leaves and acorns, placed them
onto black card, mounted onto gold card.
Finally I stamped a sentiment, matted onto black and gold.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

All At Sea


Hello, here we are again, two blogs today. 
Over at Cardz 4 Guyz we are starting a new challenge
for the next two weeks.  Helen has chosen
All At Sea
If you pop over to the blog, you will find all the details,
plus being able to see the DT's cards for the challenge.
I have made a card for a child, using Woodware's 
'Toot the Tug' stamp, coloured with Promarkers.
The sea has been created by tearing card, two shades of
blue and white for the foam.
Faded Jeans DI used to colour the sky.

Anything Goes Christmas #36


Hello, welcome and thank you for your visit.
we begin for two weeks our new challenge
Anything Goes Christmas #36
Check out the blog for details and to see the DT 's
latest creations to hopefully, inspire you.
I adore all crafty snowmen, real ones too,  so here 
is my latest to add to my Snow People Collection.
By beCreative - Snowy Days.
Greeting coloured with a red Sparkle pen.
Snowman image with Promarkers and Zig Pens
A sprinkle of glitter, of course. bye for now.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Uner The Sea


Hello, hope you are well and thanks for your visit.
Today at My Time To Craft Amy has chosen for the 
two weekly challenge - Under the Sea
The DT have again produced amazing inspiration.
Don't mis out on seeing them, please do pop over.
The background was created using mica watercolour paints.
The fish are all from one stamp by Dimensions Fourth 
(no longer exist). It is an old stamp but very useful
for lots of underwater projects. 
The three larger fish stamps have been decoupaged. 
The seaweed and foilage is a stamp by Crafty Sentiments
Lots of glitter and Glossy Accents added to the fish
and to the bubbles. Hope you enjoy. 


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

3D Decoupage

Hello again, thanks for your visit. Today at 
our new challenge is 
3D Decoupage
Please pop over to the blog for more details.
the Design Team have created some wonderful inspiration.
For my card, I used a 5"sq. scallop edge card.
Gold mirri to mat the two pieces.
Christmas themed paper from my mountain of stash.
The main image is several layers stamped with an 
Imagination Crafts stamp - The Christmas Rose.
Each layer has been lifted with 3d dimensional pads.
Coloured with Promarkers and DI Wild Honey.
The greeting stamp from my stash. 

New York New York

Hello, thanks for visiting me.
I have been experiencing problems with the service
provided by British Telecom, which left me 
without Broadband, talk about stress, thank goodness 
my husband and son were here to help calm me and
basically send me to another room in the house, 
whilst they dealt with BT.
I managed to get a small reprieve to let me get the
blog posted but I was unable to add to my own blog.
I am so happy that now all seems repaired and I am 
happy and free again to cause havoc once again 
in Blogland. So here is my catch up post.
On Monday - Make My Monday's new challenge
New York - New York - began.
Please pop over to check the details and see the 
amazing talented variety for the challenge.
I made a Scrapbook page.
My son, wife and two teenage sons visited 
New York during April this year, so I have started
to create a few pages of their USA visit.
Hope you feel inspired. 


Saturday, 1 September 2018

Blue and Gold


Hello again, thanks for popping by. Today begins a new 
challenge for September.  At Sparkles Christmas Challenges
I have chosen for the challenge Blue and Gold.
Please pop to the blog to check for details, please don't
miss the creations by the design team. 
A started with a white 6" sq card.
First matted with non shed gold glitter card.
I matted the main image piece of card onto 
blue glossy  card.
The stamp is Bubble Christmas Tree by Woodware Stamps
which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Added a greeting by Crafter's Companion
The decorative baubles are a varied mixture of 
Card candi, gemstones, peel off waste dots, the large ones 
were coloured with Sparkle Pens by Crafter's Companions.
It took time decorating this particular tree but you know, 
I enjoyed doing it.  (Big smiles)

Friday, 31 August 2018

L is for Leaves

Hello again, here we are another month almost over. 
Today we start a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
Meg one of our new design team members has chosen
L is for Leaves
Please pop over to check out the few details and of course
to see Team A's creations with Leaves. 
My card is white with Brown and Yellow matted to the card.
The main image is an Autumn wreath created by stamping
different shaped leaves in different ink colours.
I used Tapestry peg stamps. The inks were  a mixture,
of Versamark  and Distress Inks  
Black gems added to each corner.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Beautiful Backgrounds

Hello, thanks for your viist. Today we begin a 
new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.   I have chosen
Beautiful Backgrounds - All Your Own Work
Please pop over to check the details and the wonderful
 varied creations by the Design Team.
Base is a white 6" sq. card. Black card to mount main image.
Distress Inks swiped across to create the background.
Sprayed and splattered with water. Patted and heat dried,
Using Versa fine Black Onyx ink stamped 
Vintage Nativity by Woodware stamps. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Anything Goes Christmas #35

Hello, thanks for popping by. We have a new two weekly
the challenge 
Anything Goes (Christmas) #35
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 a sparkly foil card for the mat. 
White stamping card for the stamped image - 
Christmas Bells by Woodware Stamps
I added a few doodles here and there.
I coloured with several Promakers and glitter pens. 
A few peel off silver dots  added. 

Bugs


Hello, thanks for your visit, a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
starts today. We would like to see BUGS - Please check the blog
for more information, also to see  amazing projects by the DT.
For my background I have used papers from my stash.
The bugs have been printed from Clip Art freebies.
I used a punch for the circles, added dots and leaves.
Fixed all the bugs with 3d stickers. 
Die Cut the greeting. Have fun. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

An Aperture Card

Hello, today we begin a new challenge at
Back to Basics and Beyond, we are still a new blog, 
and would love to have you visit us.
Have you ever made an Aperture Card ?
This is our challenge, come on give it a try, or even renew 
the knowledge and skill you already have. 
The Design Team had fun with the challenge, take a look
at the fabulous creations they made. 
I have made another Christmas card, you can't have too many.
A white 6" sq. card, with a centre circle die cut. I then
embossed the card with a snowflakes E.F. then lightly brushed with blue ink.
Using the circle die cut I stamped an image by
Litttle Claire - Star of Wonder.
Coloured with Promarkers. Stuck onto a larger white circle onto
pale blue paper. Added a blue die cut seasonal greeting. 
Have fun



Monday, 20 August 2018

Back to School


Hello, first I apologise for the blueness of my photo, 
I have decided to stop trying to make the photos look good 
with the north of the country light v indoor light.
A light box was ordered today, so no excuses for future pics.
....................
Today we start a new challenge at Make My Monday
Amy has chosen 'Back to School'
Please pop over to see our few do and don'ts and of 
course don't miss out on seeing the DT work. 
I made a stepper card to accommodate all of the 
clip art I managed to find. 
The 123 and abc are die cuts. The banner and greeting 
are stamps. The image is the little boy going Back to School
by LOTV. Coloured with Promarkers and pencils. 
Have fun everyone, the little ones will soon be 
going back to school, more crafting tiime ahead!!. ?

Friday, 17 August 2018

K is for Kraft Card

Hello again, I hope you enjoy your visit.
Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
For the letter K - Caz (me) has chosen
Kraft Card for your Project
Why don't you check out the blog?
My card is a 7" sq Kraft card with scallop edges.
Background - black card
Various stamps to decorate a pice of Kraft card.
Dotty Flowers from Woodware stamps embossed 
with white embossing powder.
Inspire stamp by Woodware stamps Vintage Inspiration
Other stamps by Leonie Pujol
Black ribbon to embellish.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Dies and /or Punches

Hello thanks for your visit.
Today at Cardz 4 Galz - Debbie has chosen for the
challenge for the next two weeks 
Dies and or Punches
Why don't you pop over to the blog to see the
wonderful inspiration from the DT, as well as 
checking out the challenge.
My card was inspired by a card in the
Hunkydory Cardmaking kit # 7
White card, red backing paper.
An Embossing folder to emboss the vellum scene,
on a dark blue background.
Stamps in the lower corner and the die cut
hot air balloons and cloud are also in the 
kit mentioned above. 

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.