Friday 31 January 2020

Happy Little Stampers February Challenge

Hello, welcome to my blog, today at Happy Little Stampers we begin a new challenge
- Watercolour with the Optional plus - Bling, for February.
Please visit the blog to check out the few details and be sure not to miss the inspiration by the design team.

Here is my card.....

A little splashing, spraying and stamping to produce this card.
I used Distress Oxides Bone China and Lucky Clover.
Lightly used blue and green mica sprays  (Bling)
Stamped the butterfly - Creative Expressions ( old but good)
Coloured with a Crafter's Companion Green Sparkle pen ( Bling)
The sentiment -Smile -(new and love it) is also Crafter's Companion.
Raised the watercolour square on mounting foam.

V is for Vegetables

Hello, thanks for your visit. I am always thrilled if
you leave a comment. 
Today a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
V is for Vegetable/s
For more details please visit the blog. Check out the 
inspiration for the challenge by the design team.
This is my card. I used a Kraft card, matted with black
card, designer paper from my stash.
The staped image is by Lily of the Valley (LOTV) -
Vegetable Patch. Colourered with Promarkers.
The bunches of carrots is from a Flippen Women stamp,
The Female Gardener. Hope to see you with your vegetable entry.

Thursday 30 January 2020

Use Kraft Paper or Card

Hello, thanks for your visit.
Cardz 4 Guyz new challenge starting today, for two weeks is
Challenge #114 Use Kraft - Paper or Card
Details on the blog. Inspirational cards a must see by
the wonderfully talented design team. 
This is my card. Black contrasted with Kraft card.
Two layers were embossed with the large spots E.F.
Dies used to create the aperture and the black frame.
The flowrs stamp from Aspects of Design - Funky Flowers.
Coloured with Promarkers and Sakura gel and glitter pens. 
Have fun and enjoy your crafting, 

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Teddy Bears

Hello, thanks for your visit.  A new challenge today at
Cardz 4 Galz. Julie has chosen for
Challenge #237 Teddy Bears.
Please look in the blog for any details and of course 
be sure not to miss the inspiration created by the 
wonderful design team. We have a DT Call at present, looking
for someone/or two to join us. Interested?
For my card, my main image is Me to You - with Heart Balloon.
Stamped with London Fog - Memento ink. Also used Promarkers.
The papers are all from a scrapbook pad from The Works.
The 'love' die cut once in brown and again in white - then glued offset.

Monday 20 January 2020

A Favourite Fairytale

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new
challenge at Make My Monday. Sue has chosen
A Favourie Fairytale
Please check the blog for details and to see what the
design team have made for this challenge.
I love almost all the fairytales I know of, especially
those depicted by Disney and Pixlar.(?)
However I only have stamps for Cinderella and Frozen,
hence my choice for the challenge. 
The stamps are from a stamp sheet free with a random
magazine I bought last year. 
Matted onto a non shed glitter card.  Stamped and embossed
with several Wow! powders, coloured the coach with a 
Sakura Glitter pen. I fussy cut the coach and horses. 
The leaves stamped with London Fog Memento.
Hope you will be taking part, I look forward to seeing your entry. 

Friday 17 January 2020

U is for Use Washi Tape

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin
a naew challenge at Alphabet Challenges.
We have U is for Use Washi Tape.
Please check out the blog for details and
to see the inspiration by the design team. 
This challenge made me think, I tend to buy 
Washi tape if I see it reduced in price, but I
tend not to use it, so I checked it up on Pinterest
and found it can be very useful.  Here is one idea
I found, and had to give it a go. I hope you 
too will find something to give it a go.
Additional pieces from my stash.

Thursday 16 January 2020

White and Blue

Hello, thanks for your visit.
A new challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Galz.
Debbie has chosen #113 White and Blue
Why don't you pop over to the blog to see the
details and the inspiration from the DT?
I made a C6 card- Background papers for the panels 
are from a paper pad  from The Range-Pure Frozen.
The small panel is a stamped, heat embossed 
with white detail EP. The stamp from Stamps Away-
Wayside Grasses. Resist technique - panel coloured
with Chipped Sapphire DI. Greetings stamp,
butterfly stamp and pearls from stash. 

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Winter Blues

Welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit.
Today we begin our monthly challenge at
#124 Winter Blues  chosen by Vickie
Please pop over to the blog for details and to see
the wonderful inspiration by the DT.
I used a white card, all the papers are from a CD -
Simply Christmas - by The Dreamees.
The greeting and peel offs are from my stash.
The stamp is Wandering Star by Little Claire 
Coloured with Promarkers.
Please stay well and take care.

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Clean and Simple

Welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit.
Today at Cardz 4 Guyz our new challenge is
#236 Clean and Simple
Please don't miss the main blog for details and 
to see the inpirational cards made by the design team.
I made a white 5 x 7 in. card, with a black mat.
Die cut three times happy and added a birthday greeting. 
Simle, quick, easy and effective. 

Monday 6 January 2020

Happy Little Stampers ATC - Masculine

Hello, I am thrilled to be joining the Design Team on the ATC - monthly challenges.
I have loved making ATC's for many of my crafting years.
A new challenge blog for me, and a new adventure starting in my new year.
Please join us in our January challenge

I have made a trio of ATC's each ATC was stamped with a
different one third of a long stamp by Phill Martin called
Masculine Paraphenalia.
Heat embossed - resist technique, blended several
Distress Inks.  Decoupaged the centre circle with the stag. 

Anything But Square

Hello, thanks for visiting me. Today at Make My Monday
we begin a new challenge. 
#113 Anything But Square.
Check out the blog for details, don't miss the inpiration
by the Design Team. 
I recently made some ATC's so thought I would for this challenge.
I'm enjoying seeing them making a slow comeback.
I started the background on a Gelli plate (my first time).
Added a few stamped circles, the Dotty Flower by Woodware 
stamps, as are the words stamped - Vintage Inspiration. 
Go on have a go, any shape you like but not a Square. 

Friday 3 January 2020

T is for Try Something Different

Hello, welcome to my blog.
A new challenge at Alphabet Challenges starts today.
T is for Try Something Different (Product/Technique)
Check out the blog for details and to see the inspiration
created by the Design Team.
My card is the result of the first time I have used a
Gelli plate, I used  acrylic inks and a texture stamp to create
the background. 
The silhouette stamp is by Inkylicious - Grasses. 
I used a white gel pen to add dots on the grasses'
tops and leaves.  I made a number of prints, but I have
a lot to learn and need to check up on a few more 
wonderful You tube videos. Thanks to all of the 
wonderful talented tutorial creators. 

Thursday 2 January 2020


Hello, sending you best wishes for a happy new year ahead.
Today, at Cardz 4 Galz we have our first challenge for the new year, 
Challenge #112 Haberdashery
Please pop over for any details and to see the inspiration created
by the design team.
It's ages since I made a tag. Always handy when you're not needing a card,
but want to try out some colouring or stamps. Of course you
 can always add the tag to a card at a later date.
I started by blending Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed.
 Edged around with Iced Spruce, splashed water onto the tag, dried with
paper tissue, then the heat gun.
Stamped the Dress form with Antique Dress Form by Creative Expressions.
Added background details with stamps by  Crafty Inspirations Set  #CI 328.
Finally adding the piece of lace, ribbon and button.

Wednesday 1 January 2020

For A Child

Hello and Happy New Year to you all.
Today at Sparkles Christmas Challenges we kick off our new year
with Challenge # 108 For a Child.
Please check the blog for details and to see the amazing creations
by the design team.
I made a 5" x 7" card, stamped most of the Woodware Stamps 
- Snow Buddies. Coloured them with Promarkers and
lots of snowy glitter. 
A sentiment and holly branches from a 
magazine freebie stamp set. Haver fun.