Saturday 30 March 2019

A is for Animals

Hello, thanks for popping by.
On Friday we started a new two weekly challenge at
We are once again starting a new A- Z this will be our
9th round trip of the Alphabet.
Dawn has chosen A is for Animals, (not insects)
Please check out the challenge blog, to see the DT's inspiration.
My card, highlights stamps and papers from Little Claire,
sadly not longer an active craft company. 
Enjoy everyone. 

Thursday 28 March 2019

Flora or Fauna

Hello again, thanks for your visit. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. 
Helen has chosen for #93 Flora or Fauna.
 Please pop over to the blog to see the DT's inspiration,
we also have a DT call.
I have just made a messy card for the Cardz 4 Guyz 
challenge blog, so carried on to make this one for the Galz.
The stamps are by Stamping Unicorn from Polkadoodles Stamps.
I love the Dotty Daisies.
The dripping stamp is by Sheena Douglass from 
Crafter's Companion. 
I'm hoping someone will like my messy card. 

Tuesday 26 March 2019

#46 Anything Goes (Christmas)

Hello, today at The Holly and the Ivy we are starting a new
challenge #46 Anything Goes (Christmas)
Please check ou the blog to see the inspiration by the DT.
My card is a white 6"sq. The 2 tiered frame with the raised
topper are pink and holographic silver, all very bright 
and shiny, sadly the camera was not kind with the bling.
A friend recently gave me a paper bag filled with odds
and ends and this one of the fab bits.
The Merry Christmas is a die cut. 
Enjoy your Christmas card making. 
Hope to see you visit the blog.

Let's Get Messy

Hello everyone, I hope you are well, I am so looking forward
to the clocks going forward next week. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - 
chosen by Caz (me) - #216 Let's Get Messy.
Please pop over to the blog to see the few details. You also
need to see the fabulous inspiration by the design team.
I love making a mess,  all the stamps are from several
sets by Sheena Douglass in the Just For Men series - from
Crafter's Companion
Distress Inks Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber.
I hope you like my messy card.  I'm still a rock chick at heart!!

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Shaker Card

Hello, thanks for your visit, I appreciate
the time you took to visit.  Today we begin a new challenge 
at Back to Basics and Beyond for the next two weeks.
we have #24 Shaker Card.
I would love for you to pop over to the blog for the few
details and of course to see the inspiration from the DT.
I recently went to a Stamparama show at Harrogate.
Even though the morning crowds were very busy, 
I had a marvellous day, I forced myself to buy loads of 
wonderful stamps, including the Bee Happy set from Hobby Art.
Inside my shaker are 3 stamped and fussy cut bees and 
a number of gold coloured gems/
I added glossy accents on the bee on the honeycomb.
If this is your first shaker card, enjoy, take your time, 
the results are such great fun. 

Monday 18 March 2019

Going Round in Circles

Hello again, today we begin a new two weekly challenge at
Make My Monday.  I have chosen Going Round in Circles. 
Please pop over to the challenge blog to see the few details 
also to see the inspiration from the talented design team.
I first created an A4 page,  blending several Distress Inks 
of the yellow and orange tints, with a little green blended.
I then stamped Woodware - Grasses 4 times on the A4 sheet.
I used 3 round dies on the prepared sheet, once assembled.
Added to white card matted onto black on a white card.
I added a few white highlights and added dots around the circles
with a Nano-Liner pen. 
The sentiment is by Crafter's Companion.

Friday 15 March 2019

Stamped Background

Hello, another new challenge starts today, my second entry.
We are starting our monthly challenge today at
Silvi has chosen  #114 Stamped Background.
Please take a visit to the blog for the few details and
to see the stamped backgrounds created by the design team.
I have made a 6" sq card. A black mat on a white card. 
I created a strip by colouring with Picked Rasberry, 
stamped words from the same stamp set as the girls. 
Girls Night Out - from Making  Cards and Papercraft magazine. 
The stamp was coloured with Promarkers. I coloured the 
edges of a white piece again with the Picked Raspberry
for a mat to sit on a black mat. 
Have fun, see you again soon.

Z is for Zesty Colours

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we start 
a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. 
We have once again reached the end of another
full alphabet, which means for the next two weeks we
are looking for Z for Zesty colours.
Please pop over for the few details and to see team A's
collecdtion of Zesty colours. 
I have a 7 x 5" card. A black mat card.
 For the design I used several Zesty Distress inks
which were blended on the card. I used an
ink spray for the more vibrant zesty orange.
The stamp is Grasses from Inkylicious. The 
sentiment by Unicorn stamps from Polkadoodles. 
Have fun with your creations.

Thursday 14 March 2019

March Hares or Rabbits

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new 
challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
Sue has chosen #92  March Hares or Rabbits.
Please pop and check out he blog and the inspiring
cards by the design team. 
I have a 7" sq card. Black card for matting.
Papers from my Crafting Creative World stash.
The fabulous stamp is by Woodware - Decorative Hare.
I used Promarker alcohol pens to colour the hare. 
The flower stamps are from The Works. 
Happy crafting and please stay well.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

To Die For

Hello everyone, I hope you are well, thanks for taking the
time to stop by my blog.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
Tammy has chosen - To Die For...
Please pop over to the blog to see the details and
of course to be sure to see the DT's inspiring cards. 
I'll be honest die cuts are not one of my favourite 
crafting styles - genres.  I really only have those
for shapes and words, maybe a few others.
Here is my card a 7" sq card. I used black card for matting, 
a lemon card from Creative Crafting World.
The decoupage sheet is by Dolly Dimples.
A die cut spiral and 'Sending' die cut by Moonstone.
Hope you enjoy crating your die cut card. 

Friday 8 March 2019

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Hello again, thanks for your visit. 
 Today we begin a new challenge at My Time to Craft.
We have It's Raining Cats and Dogs
We are looking for anything to do with either Cats or Dogs 
or even both. 
My card is 7" sq. Papers and the toppers are by 
Creative Crafting World - all artwork by Pollyanna Pickering.
Black paper for contrast - black gemstones added. 

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Bingo Card/Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello, thanks for your visit, I do appreciate you taking the time.
Today a new challenge begins at Back to Basics and Beyond
Challenge #23 Bingo/Tic-Tac-Toe, 
Please visit the blog to find out more and to see the wonderful
inspiration created by the talented design team.
from the Bingo card I chose Pink, Pearls and Lace.
Background paper from The Works - Whimsical Pastels.
The topper is a  CD print out - pulled from my stash.
Cotton lace and ribbon added. Sentiment and pearls from stash. 
Have fun, wonder which line you will choose. 

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Anything Goes (Christmas) # 45

Hello again. Today we are starting a new challenge at
Anything Goes (Christmas) #45
Please check out the blog and also see the wonderful
inspiration by the Design Team.
My card is a small C6 - 6" x 4" - I used a bauble shaped
template within which I stamped the Winter Cabin.
The Winter Cabin - the bauble template are by Inkylicious.
The sentiment by Crafter's Companion, 
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky.
Ultrafine snow glitter also from Inkylicious. 
Have fun crafting and creating.

Monday 4 March 2019

Something New

Hello everyone, I hope you are well. Thank you for your visit.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday
Meg has chosen - Something New.
Please pop over to check the few rules and to see the 
inspiration from the DT. 
For my new I have chosen a new baby, why do we always 
say that? It's not as if we ever have an old baby is it?
You can have anything new for your choice, see the ideas 
on the blog. 
I have made two gift cards, either for twins or if not sure
whether there will be a girl or a boy.
The background papers are free downloads from Hunkydory.
The stamps are by Liittle Claire (sadly no longer around).
Card candy added to the pink one and buttons for the blue card.
Happy crafting.

Friday 1 March 2019

Y is for Yarn, String or Twine

Hello again, What a change in the weather, at least it is now 
back to normal, cold March, soon we will be having
 the winds, so we can go fly our kites.
Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
For the letter Y - Darlene has chosen 
Yarn, String or Twine, the choice is yours.
Please check out the cards from Team B.
My card is CAS. A mat of red card, plain 
white card on which I stamped the boy and his kite.
The stamp is by Do Crafts called Kite Flying.
Coloured with Promarkers. 
I added red and yellow twine down the side hoping 
it looks something like the kite strings. 
Have a good day crafting. 

A Vintage Christmas

Hello, thanks for your visit.  Today we begin a new monthly
Joan has chosen for your challenge
#98 A Vintage Christmas
The Design Team have made some fabulours cards, please
pop over to the blog to see them and our few rules,.
I have used a Kraft scallop edged card. A red card for the mat.
I stamped script from an old CD set of stamps by Papermania
using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Vintage Photo DI around the edges to distress
Red ribbon from my stash. The Pine tree stamp  is part of a
Scenescape set, stamped with Vintage Photo and Fire Brick DI.
The sentiment is from my stash.
The Santa stamp is one of my all time favourite stamps,
by Inkadinkado. I used a square punch for the Santa topper.