Monday 27 April 2020

Use a Digi Stamp

Hello, thanks for your visit, I hope you are safe and well. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday
Meg has chosen - #121 Use A Digital Stamp.
Please pop to the blog for details and to see the DT's
I don't often use digi stamps, but I do have a small amount,
if I need anything in particular, I check the free digi stamps
on Pinterest. This is where I found the young lady shopper  .
Coloured with Promarkers.
The background words, shopping bags and sentiment are
stamps by Craftwork Cards on their stamp sheet Fashionista.
Please stay safe.

Friday 24 April 2020

B is for Boy's Card

Hello, thanks for your visit. I hope you are staying safe.
Crafting is a wonderful, peaceful escape from the news.
Today at Alphabet Challenges we have the letter B.
B is for Boy's Card. 
Please check out the blog and see the inspiration 
from the design team.
I made an A5 card, with a decoupaged dinosaur,
the dinosaur and papers are all from a CD by Kraftyhands
Dangerous Dinosaurs.
I have found this a very useful CD in my collection, lots of 
boys (and girls) love dinosaurs. 

Thursday 23 April 2020

Black and Pink

Hello, thanks for your visit. I hope you are safe and well.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. 
Leslie has chosen #120 Black and Pink.
Please pop to the blog for more details and to see the 
inspiration by the design team. 
I made a 6" sq black card, matted a piece of pink card, then 
again black card.  The stamped butterfly, onto pink card, is by 
Sheena Douglass- A Little Bit Sketchy - Flying Colours.
Decorated with Diamond Frost glitter on the wing tips. and 
black gems on it's antennae and thorax. 
Pink gems for the trail. 
Hope you enjoy and again, thanks for popping by. 

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Use Dies as Main Feature

Hello, I hope you and yours are safe and well. 
If you keep crafting, I am finding it helps to keep 
your mind on creating rather than the virus.
Mind you I have no idea, yet, what I will do with all
the cards I am making. Who cares!?
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz
Dawn has chosen # 243 Use Dies as Main Feature
Now I will be honest from the off set, I am a stamper,
it's impossible for me to count how many I have. 
The only dies I mainly have are shapes and words, 
which is how I created my card. 
Black card for a rectangle and a circle die.
Papers from Making Cards & Papercraft Magazine.
'Hello' die from my stash. 

Friday 17 April 2020

Here Comes the Rain

Hello, I hope you are well and coping with the lockdown.
Crafting is a wonderful way to occupy the mind, I am so
grateful, I have this hobby.
Today at My Time To Craft there is a new challenge
'Here Comes the Rain'
Please pop over for the details and to see the cards
made by my fellow teamies.
During this time of long hours to fill,  I found a kit I
had bought ages ago, and had only made one card.
Here is my second card from the kit, it is 8" square.
Gold backing, patterned card from the kit as was the
 deoupaged image, very stylish in Paris, in the rain.
Die cut sentiment words and pretty gems.
Take care and stay safe.

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Spring is in the Air

Hello, how are you? I hope you are coping with your 
lockdown situation, staying safe and well. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges 
#127 Spring is in the Air - chosen by Cathy
Please check out the blog for details and to see the 
inspiration by the Design Team.
I blended 3 Distress Inks, splashed with water,
then dried the card. Tulips stamp was by Dimension Fourth.
I painted the tulips with mica paints and
splashed several times with green paint. 
I love the big bold sentiment by My Paper World.
My best wishes, please stay safe. Happy Crafting,.

Monday 13 April 2020

Spring Flowers

Hello, I hope you are well and coping with your lockdown measures.
Crafting is good for your well  being, so I am hoping you will join us.
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday, chosen by me,
Spring Flowers
Please visit the blog for details and to see the wonderful
inspirational cards from the design team. 
I have a 6" sq. white 4 card, along the bottom of the card, I stamped
directly onto the card with a selection of Wayside Grasses by
Stamps Away, when dry, I lightly coloured with Promarkers.
The main image is a stamp of unknown make, I bought it for
 50p at a craft event, the only markings on it are 
Casa de flores - I coloured the image again using Promarkers.
I decoupaged the bowl of hyacinths.
Matted onto yellow and green card.  
The Springtime stamp is from my stash. 

Friday 10 April 2020

Anything Goes

Hello again, I hope you are well, thanks for your visit.
Today at Alphabet Challenges we are starting all over again
with our A- Z of challenges. 
It may surprise you to know that 2020 is the 10th Anniversary
of Alphabet Challenges - it's first full year being 2010. 
For our letter A we have - Anything Goes
Please check out the blog for details and 
to see the inspiration from the DT.
For my card - the main image is a Polkadoodles 
girl saying Hi on a Swing. Coloured with Promarkers.
Background papers, card, layers, pearls all from my stash.
The flowers are from a stamp and die set free with a craft magazine.

Thursday 9 April 2020

Use A Kite

Hello, sending good wishes and hoping you are all safe
staying indoors, unless going out is essential. I'm fine,
though missing my family, just as we all are.  Thank goodness
for visual calls on the telephone, the kids keep asking to see us, 
they too need reasurance all is well. 
Today we are happy to introduce a new challenge at
Cardz 4 Galz. Misti chose the theme for
#119 Use A Kite in your Design.
I hope you pop over to the blog to check for details and
not to miss the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
For my femine card ( laughs) well maybe she is a tomboy!!
Sorry, the only source I have with a Kite is the stamp -
Nostalgia by John Byars from Papermania.
 Stamped onto a section of a stencil by Honey Doo Crafts.
Image coloured with Prtomarkers. 
Greetings stamp from my stash.

Tuesday 7 April 2020

On, In or Beside the Sea

Hello again, I hope all is well with you and yours.
Please stay well, stay crafting and stay smiling.
Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Helen has chosen for #242 On, In or Beside the Sea
During these lockdown days, we can only dream of 
being by the sea, unless of course 
you're lucky and live there.
Please check out the blog for details and don't miss 
the wonderful creations from the Design Team.
I started with a white piece of card, 
I stamped the Sweet Dixie Lighthouse first, and
covered it with a mask.
I then used Tim Holtz technique, which he calls 
Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. 
I used two Distress Oxides - Broken China
and Mermaid Lagoon to provide the splattered background.
I used all four of the stamps from the same set.
Removed the mask, coloured the lighthouse, 
yachts, rocks and birds with Promarkers, a white Gel pen,
and pencils,

Monday 6 April 2020

Happy Little Stampers - ATC -Background

Hello, thank you for your visit. Today at Happy Little Stampers 
we begin a new monthly challenge at ATC Challenge -
We would love to see you Make Your Own Background.
We look forward to sdeeing your ATCs. Please visit the main blog, 
to check the dedtails and be sure not to miss 
the inspiration by the design team.

Here is my ATC - My own background

I started with a piece of white stamping card. 
Sprinkled Lemon and Light Green Brusho onto the paper.
Sprayed water and watched the magic of Brusho powders.
Patted off the excess water. Heat dried. 
Stamped and stamped again with a mask over the first stamp,
with a stamp from Crasty Roo Stamps. 
Added small flowers to the background. Added a 
sentiment from my stash. Looking forward to
seeing your ATC's backgrounds.

Friday 3 April 2020

Easter Cuties

Hello everyone, thank you for joining me. 
I am thrilled today to be re-joining the wonderful challenge
blog, on the design team at  My Time To Craft.
Please have a look on the blog to check the rules and to see
the fabulous DT creations. 
The challenge is Easter Cuties - bunnies, chicks etc.
My main image of the tower of chicks is an old one, a 
free downlaoad digi stamp, source was via Pinterest.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Background paper, strip and eggs are all from a sheet
from my background stash. I had sprayed a white sheet 
with similar colour sprays and then water to bleach areas.
It was stamped when dry with several leaf stamps. 

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Christmas Critters

Hello, welcome to my blog. I hope you are all well and
staying safe, during these Covid 19 days and nights.
Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
Helen has chosen #111 Christmas Critters.
Please pop over to the blog for more details and to see the 
Christmas Critters creations by the Design Team. 
For my card 6"square, backed with a sheet of DP from my stash.
The stamp is by Sheena Douglass - Scenic Winter-
Wishes of the Season.  Coloured with Promarkers.
Edges stamped with a small branch stamp,  again 
coloured with Promakers, with lots of glitter added
the the edges and on the snow. 
Please saty okay and enjoy your crafting.