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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Princess

 


Hello, today at Cardz 4 Galz our new challenge is #158 Princess, chosen by Lynda. Please check out the blog for more details, and to see the inspiration given by the design team. 
For my 6" sq. card I have a silver mirri mat, a pink card from my stash. I stamped and embossed with Silver Bells Wow powder  a castle and the two greetings. I glued into position an oval die cut frame. 
The princes and all other stamps are from a set given with a magazine. I coloured her with Prtomarkers and pencils. Fussy cut her and added with 3d foam pads. Have a nice day and please stay safe. 

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Any Animal - Actual or Animated

 


Hello everyone - today at Cardz 4 Guyz we start a new challenge. Jolanda has chosen for 
#282 Any Animal - Actual or Animated.  For more details please pop over to the blog, you will also see the inspiration from the design team. 
For my card - a C6- 6" x 4" The decorated panel is 5" x 2.5", matted onto black card.
The sheep stamps I used are by Stamp Addicts, the remainder of stamps used to created the scene are by Hobby Art Stamps. The birds are my only artistic skill. I used Promarkers to colour, a Quickie Glue pen with Glamour Dust glitter added for the snow. I hope you enjoy the challenge. We don't see snow like this anymore, I wish we did, the world would be a better place. Love to you all, stay safe. 




Friday, 15 October 2021

Autumn/Fall Colours

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at MTTC our new challenge is either #468 Halloween or Fall Colours. Hopefully the choices will suit everyone.  Please pop to the blog for more details and to see the design team's inspiration.
For my card, I went for the Fall Colours. A white card, a mat layer of corrugated orange card, a layer of Kraft card. A white card, stamped with Woodware Toadstool Ring, sentiment and additional leaf from my stash. Coloured with Promarkers and Arteza pencils. Enjoy the challenge. 

A Shaker Card

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. 
Valerie has chosen for #145 A Shaker Card. For more details pop over to the blog, to also see the inpiration from the design team. 
For my card, I used a white scollop edge card, a black mat. I die cut a circle on a piecve of white card. I made a frame using two dies and black card. The black frame had gold coloured gems added.  Onto the black card I added a large gold mirri star punched from a Fiskas punch, Smaller stars stampoed and gold heat embossed. Stamps used by Crafters Companion - Urban Graffiti and sentiment. Gold gems and smaller crystal gems with blue seed beads added for the inside of the shaker section. 
The guitar is an embroidered item given to me by a friend a long time ago, it shows one day we will use everything in our stash. 


Monday, 11 October 2021

Outdoor Sports

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a two weekly challenge at Make My Monday  Claudia has chosen for #159 Outdoor Sports. Please take a look at the blog for more details and to see the inspiration from the design team.
For my card, I cut 1" off the front of a white 6"  sq. card.  I adhered a 1" strip of black and white patterned card to the inside of the card. A black mat for the front of the card. On the white piece of card, I stamped in black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, the racing car, greeting and 'Champion'. All stamps are from Creative Stamping #92 stamp set All Sorts of Sports. The racing car coloured with Promarkers, the background created by using chisel end of blue and a grey Promarker. 

Friday, 8 October 2021

Glitter and Sparkle


Hello and welcome. There is a new challenge over at MTTCC (My Time To Craft Christmas) - 
Judith has chosen #20 Glitter and Sparkle. Please pop over for more details and to see the inspiration from the design team. I started with a white 6" sq. card. I matterd with non shed gold glitter card. I matted the main image piece of card onto blue glossy card. The stamp Bubble Christmas Tree by Woodware Stamps, was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped a greeting with a Crafter's companion stamp. The decorative baubles are a mixture of Card Candi, gemstones, Peel-off waste dots, the large ones were coloured with Sparkle Pens by Crafter's Companions. It took a little patience to decorate the tree, but it was great fun. 





N is for No Layers

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new two weekly challenge over at Alphabet Challenges.  Veronica has chosen for the letter N - N is for No Layers on Card.  For more details please pop over to the blog, where you will also find the inspiration for the letter N by the design team. 

For my card - a 6|" white sq. card, I coloured the background with DI Dusty Concord, worked an area to create the moon. Stamped a Fairy on Chinese Lanterns from Inkylicious with Versafine Black ink.  the sentiment is also from Inkylicious. I added 3 crystal gems. I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Oriental

 

Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Our challenge for the next two weeks is #157 Oriental chosen by Dawn.  Please visit the blog for details and to see the wonderful DT inspiration, 

For my card a 6" white sq. I used a gold/yellow and a black card for the mat for the background and for the peacock. I used stamps from a Crafter's Companion magazine #18. Coloured the images with various Promarkers. I hope you enjoy the challenge, there are so many ways we can create Oriental cards. Stay well and safe. 

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Birthday Card in Atumnal Colours

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, todfay we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.   Sue has chosen  

#281 Birthday Card in Autumnal Colours.

For more details please visit the blog, where you will also see the wonderful inspiration by the DT.

For my card - I used Stamps and dies from stamps and die sets with the Simply Cards and Papercrafting #212 Fabulous Fizz. The Sentiment is by Lisa Horton. Background stamps , stamped with Versafine Clair Summertime.  Black, white, green and orange corrugated card. Gold embellishments to the bottles and a Kraft card cork. Enjoy the challenge, stay safe and warm, it's getting colder here in the UK, 

Monday, 4 October 2021

HSL Christmas Anything Goes -+ Optional Joy

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at HSL Christmas - we have - 
Christmas +Optional JOY. 


For more information please visit the blog, where you will also see the wonderful inspiration by the design team. 
For my card, I used a 5" x 7" whte card. I used a sparkly silver mat, onto which I placed the main piece of card,  a piece of turquoise card from a paper pad from The Works.  I stamped with Versamark the Mistletoe stamp from a set given with a magazine, along with the sentiment. I used detail white embossing pwder for both.  I blended around the edges with Peacock Feathers DI. Sprinkled lightly with water and dabbed off to leave lighter areas around the card. Added three silver coloured sequins and 6 silver peel off dots.  I hope you enjoy the challenge, best wishes and stay safe. 

Friday, 1 October 2021

Flora and or Fauna

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new mothly challenge aty Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  Helen has chosen for #129 - Flora and or Fauna.  Please visit the blog for more details and to see the inspiration from the design team. 

For my card, I decided on a  flora greeting card. A 5" x 7 " white card. A green mat. A poinsettia stamp from Creative Stamping #88 -Floral Christmas.  I used Versafine Clair Vergant and Summer Meadow, along with DI Festive Berries. The sentiment is from the same set. I blended the edges with DI Peeled Paint. Added 6 pale green gems. Happy crafting, stay safe and well. 


#467 Get Well Soon

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a anew two week challenge at My Time to Craft.  Janice has chosen #467 Get Well Soon. Please pop over to the blog for more details and to see the inspiration for the challenge by the design team.
I kept mine simple, an A6 card i.e. 6 x 4 in, A strip of card coloured ombre sytle with Distress Inks. A Get Well Soon sentiment from my stash along with several pearl gems. I created the rose by stamping three layers and stamping the leaves direct to the card. Hope you are all well and enjoy the challenge.

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Happy Litte Stampers Watercolour -Anything Goes

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today at Happy Little Stampers we begin a new monthly watercolour challenge - Anything Goes. We only as for you to create with watercolours. Please pop over to the blog for more details and to see the wonderful inspiration by the design team.


For my design team card, I made a small slimline card, checked I had an envelope to fit it first. Added a black mat. Using watercolour card I used a paintbrush and splashed diluted DI Seedless Preserves for the background. When dried, I stamped the floral design from Crafty Roo Designs direct onto the background. I then stamped the design again onto plain watercolour card, painted with the same diluted ink, fussy cut then decoupaged onto the first stamp image on the card. I drew the lines at the top and bottom, added gold glitter into the circles. Added some light purple gems to the page. The sentiment is by Lisa Horton. Enjoy

Monday, 27 September 2021

Embossing Either Heat or Dry


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Billie A has chosen #158 Embossing - either heat or dry, entirely your choice.  For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team please visit the blog. 
For my card, I heat embossed a stamp from Julie Hickey - Fresh Flower Border, coloured with Promarkers, with lots of sprinkled glitter, a few sequins and small gems scattered. The Thank You sentiment is an old stamp, many years old. Enjoy your crafting, stay safe and best wishes. 



 

Friday, 24 September 2021

Motivational/Encouraging Sentiment

 


Hello, we have a new challenge starting today at Alphabet Challenges - Melanie has chosen for us  
M is for Motivational/Encouraging Sentiment. For more details pop over to the blog where you will also find inspiration from the wonderful design team. 
For my card, I was inspired by a stamp and sentiment the Creative Stamping magazine #93 Mindful Moments.  I blended Picked Raspberry DI over a white piece of card. The feather wreath stamped with Versafine ink. I used watercolour pencils to colour which was very relaxing. A few sequins added. The sentiment in the wreath says.....
Never give up on things that make you smile. 
Take care and stay safe. 

Christmas Critters

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, we have a new challenge starting for the next two weeks at MTTCC. -         My Time To Craft Christmas #19 Christmas Critters.  For more details and to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team, please pop over to the blog. 

For my card, I was inspired by a card in the Creative Stamping #100 magazine. The stamps used on my card are included in a fantastic set of stamps from Crafter's Companion. For the 100th edition there are 4 sets of Christmas related stamps, each set will provide great cards to suit all tastes.  I have a red mat, a red and white spotted piece of paper, then a white card with blended DI's, glitter applied to the snowflakes and to the penguin's hat and sweater. The penguin was coloured with Promarkers.  Enjoy. 

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Autumn/Fall Leaves

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today e begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz - #156 Autumn/Fall Leaves. For more details and to see the wonderful inpsiration from the design team, please pop over to the blog.  For my card I used a Kraft scallop edge card.  Made a gold mirri card mat for my design. Again I used kraft card to stamp and colour two of the leaves with Zig water colour pens.  I stamped a third leaf, coloured it and added it to the panel with 3d foam pads. I used a gold gel pen to add highlights to all three cards. It may show up on close up. Happy crafting and please stay safe. 

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

#280 Use Some Metal

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - Billie A has chosen #280 Use Some Metal. For more details and to see the design team's inspiration please pop over to the blog.  I made a 5 x 7in. white card, a silver mat, the papers are from a paper pad from     LOTV         Father Knows Best.  A Cuttlebug E.F. to represent metal plating. Sentiment Stamp and die by Lisa Horton, with a drop shadow silver background. Three aluminum metal brads. A metal charm added to the bottom right corner. The car stamp was with a magazine set - Around The World - with Creative Stamping #3.  I look forward to seeing how you have added metal to your entry. Good luck. 

Friday, 17 September 2021

Embossing -Any Type



Hi, welcome to my blog. There is a new challenge over at My Time To Craft - Becca has chosen Embossing - either Heat or Dry. Please check out the blog, you will also see the inspiration created by the design team. 

For my card, - I used a Core-dinations card and two embossing folders, one for the background and one for the grasses and bird, which was then cut out with a die. I then lightly sanded the card with a soft sander block which revealed the lighter core on the Core-dinations card.  I punched out a white lace trim for a border. Finally adding all the elements to a white scallop edge card. Stay safe.




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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Autumn Colours

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin  new challege at Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Design team member Vickie has chosen  #144 Autumn Colours. For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team, please pop over to the blog. 

For my card, I used my usual 5.75" sq card, with a black card mat. Onto white card the stamped image is by Leonie Pujol - Everlasting Love. I coloured it with Promarkers and a gold glitter pen.  The stamped frame is from the same set. I blended 3 Distress inks around the edges of the card. Die cut the greeting. I hope you are inspired to enter the challenge, I look forward to seeing your entry. 

Monday, 13 September 2021

#157 Autumn/Fall Card


Hi, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Pamela has chosen for #157 Autumn/Fall Card.  For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team please to to the blog.

For my 5.75 ins. white card, I stamped onto white card, an autumn wreath, using a wooden stamp I bought years ago, for only £1 at a craft show. Oh! I do miss those craft shows! There is no name attached to the stamp but it was made in USA.  I coloured it with pencils. Adhered to a black mat. I made a frame with shimmery dark yellow card, using two square dies.  An autumn blessing sentiment added. Hope you indulge in the challenge and have fun. Thanks again for popping onto my blog.

Friday, 10 September 2021

Inspirational Christmas Card

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at MTTCC (My Time To Create Christmas), our challenge being we would like to see a Christmas card with an inspirational theme. For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team, please pop over to the blog.  I have made a DL card/Slimline card. I have a silver mirri card for the mat. The main image is a stamp called Rejoice from Woodare stamps (via Creative Expressions). I coloured it with two Distress inks and three Promarker pens for the finer areas. The inspiring sentiment is from a foam stamp, which is probably one of the first stamps I bought all those years ago.  Added on are three gold stars. Happy crafting, 

L is for Leaves

 


Welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. - 
L is for Leaves.  For more details and to see the inpiration from the design team please pop over to the blog. I made a small card, 4.5" sq.  I stamped the images in black directly onto the card. The stamps are Dare 2B Artzy - Tangle Leaves. I stamped the leaves and acorns onto a prepared sheet of blended Diestress Inks, using many Autumnal colours.  I stamped with Black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Additional colour added with Promarkers.  I then fussy cut the leaves and acorns and decoupaged them to the previous stamped images with foam pads. Finally the sentiment was added.  I hope you have a go at the challenge. Take care and stay safe. 



Thursday, 9 September 2021

Stencils

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz  -  #155 Stencils. For more details please pop over to the blog, where you can also see the inspiration by the design team.

For my 5.75 sq,in white card, I have a black mat. On the white card, I used a stencil by Honey Doo Designs. I used a gentle blending technique with Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks.  The flower is by Pink Frog -Poppies -Memories . The wording is stamped and die cut using Lisa Horton Craft Stamps and Companion Dies - Build a Sentiment Collection - Occasions.  Three small black gems added to the top right hand corner. I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

#279 Colour challenge - Blue, Yellow and Grey


Hello and welcome. We begin a new challenge today at Cardz 4 Guyz, for
 #279 Colour Challenge - Blue/Yellow and Grey.
For more details please pop over to the blog, to also see the wonderful inspiration from the design team.  My card is for a little boy having a birthday soon.  I chose all of the papers from a Papermania paper pad - Capsule Blueberry Pie.  The 5th and embellsihment stamps are from a Jayne Nesterenko stamp set. The large star is from a template in a magazine. The colours are as stated in the challenge, though the grey doesn't show well in the stripes. Have fun with the challenge.  Stay safe. 



 

Saturday, 4 September 2021

HLS Christmas Challenge +Optional Non-Traditional

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin the September challenge at Happy Little StampersChristmas - Anything Goes - Optional Non Traditional. 


For more details, please  visit the blog, where you will also find the inspiration from the design team. 

For my card - I stamped the 3 Christmas gnomes,direct onto the card. I then coloured them with Promarkers and gel pens.  The gnomes and sentiment all came with a craft magazine. To complete the card, I created a frame with strips of paper from my Christmas stash. A simple but cute card to celebrate Christmas with a non traditional theme. Enjoy and please stay safe. 


Friday, 3 September 2021

Travel/Transport

 

Hello everyone, today we begin a new challenge at My Time To Craft (MTTC) Judith has chosen - Travel/Trasport. For more details and to see the dt inpiration please pop over to the blog.

For my card - 5 x 7" black mat, From stamps set with Creative Stamping Issue #3 I stamped the travel stamps and passport on the background. The aeroplane was stamped once onto white card, which was coloured with Promarkers. The areoplane was stamped again onto coloured paper, pieces were fussy cut and then added to specific areas. The same was done with the suitcase. The sentiment from the set, added to a banner. Hope you enjoy the challenge, I look forward to seeing you. x

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

HSL Watercolour - Anything Goes

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Happy Little Stampers we begin a new monthly Watercolour challenge - Anything Goes we only ask for you to create with watercolours.  Please pop ove rto the blog for more details and to see the inpiration created by the design team.


For my desing team entry above, I first created the watercolour background by adding 3 Distress Inks onto a rectangle acrylic stamping block, spritzing with water then stamping it onto white card. I heat set it, then stamped with Versafine Black the stamp from Inkylicious - Fairy Toadstool 1. When dry I painted with Rusty Hinge to colour the toadstool.  Added a few black gems and a stamped sentiment. I look forward to seeing your watercolour entry. Stay safe and take care. 

Christmas Stockings

 


Hello, thanks for popping by. Today begins a new monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  Heather form the DT, has chosen #128 Christmas Stockings.  For more details and to see the inspiration by the DT please pop over to the blog. For my own card, I made a 5x7" white card, I created a double mat with silver mirri and white card. The background is from a sheet in my Christmas papers stash. I stamped 3 of the stockings with a stamp I have had forever by Debbie Moore. I have heat embossed each stamp with either red, green or gold, then painted two of them.  Have fun, please stay safe. 

Monday, 30 August 2021

Fun Folds

 



Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Make My Monday we begin a new challenge. Sue has chosen #156 Fun Folds. For more details please visit the blog where you will also see the inspiration from the design team. 

For my card, I found on Pinterest, a great place to visit for inspiration, a tutorial for a 'W' Card.  It took me a while to make it, but I am pleased in the end. Materials used are- 5.75 white card. Black and pink card. The printed paper is from a Papercraft Factory CD. Stamps inside are by Craftwork Cards - Fashionista, the girls on the front are by Crafter's Companion Frou Frou design - Two Of A Kind. The girls have been coloured with pencils and Promarkers, then fussy cut, adhered to a die cut pink oval. The sentiment is also a die cut. I hope you enjoy looking at the team's Fancy Folds and see something to inpire you. Stay safe and take care. xx

Friday, 27 August 2021

Embossing -Any type

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at MTTCC - My Time To Craft Christmas. 
The challenge for the next two weeks is # 17 Embossing of any type. For more details please visit the blog where you can also check out the wonderful design team inspiration. 
For my card - I used a 7 x 5 in. using it in landscape orientation.  I coloured the background by swooshing several Distress Inks, when dried, I then stamped the Woodware Frosted Baubles stamp with Versafine black ink, I used clear embossing powder, then heat set the sheet. I painted further DIs in places to highlight certain areas. This was mounted onto black card. The small section on the left side of the card are 3 strips of the same background card to add more interest. Finally I added die cut a Christmas sentiment.

K is for Kindness in the sentiment


 Hello everyone, welcome. Today we begin a new challenge in Alphabet Challenges. For the letter K - we have - 'Kindness' to be used in the sentiment. For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please pop over to the blog.

For my card, I used a 6" sq white card, Pink and white 220gsm card. Die cuts  of flowers and leaves. The sentiment is computer generated onto pink card, layered onto white and pink card. I added lots of beautiful pink gems to the flowers and the card.  (Sorry the photo is out of focus).

Thursday, 26 August 2021

National Dog Day


Hello, welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Lynda on the design team has chosen for #154 National Dogs Day which is today 26th August. We would like to see any dog card, or other papercraft project. For more details please pop over to the blog, where you will also find the inspirational cards by the design team. 
My round card is from Kanban. All the papers are from my stash. The dog stamp was from Little Claire stamps, sadly no longer in business. I paper pieced the dog, die cut the butterfly and coloured the umbrella with Promarkers.  I hope you enjoy the challenge. Stay safe. 





 

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Things with Tails

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. I hope you are well and staying safe. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. I have chosen #278 Things with Tails, the design team have some wonderful creations to inspire you, there are lots of things with tails to choose from. Pop over to the blog for more details.

For my card, all of the lightweight card is from a 12" pad from The Works, I love these pads, they are so versatile and are fabulous value. The cat stamps and sentiments were with a Making Cards magazine from way back in June 2018, I've never used the stamps before, I forgot I had them. So much stash, I often wonder if I am addicted to craft or addicted to buying craft stash. How about you?

Monday, 16 August 2021

Anything BUT a Card



Hello, today we begin a new two weekly challenge at Make My Monday.  Mary V has chosen #155 Anything But a Card. For further information and to see the inspiration from the design team, please pop over to the blog.  As soon as I saw no card, I thought Scrapbooking, a favourite of mine. The title 'Beach' was made with Alphabet stamps and a set of See D alphabet stamps. The background is Bazzil card, chosen to tone with the seaweed paper and aqua papers. I stamped a boat on the tag which explains the interest in the strange piece of seaweed, which looked as though it had teeth.  I added further shells by cutting them form a scrapbook page. For additional interest the young boy is one of my grandsons, this is an old photo of a while ago now but it brings back so many memories on a scrapbook page. Take care, I hope you enjoy doing something different from a card.  Stay safe. 


Sunday, 15 August 2021

Monochromatic


Hello, thanks for your visit. I do appreciate you taking the time to pop into my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.  Tammy has chosen for #143 Monochromatic.
Please pop over to the blog for details and to see the inspiration from the design team.
For my card, I have coloured with Promarkers a sheet from a Craftworks pad Colour with Candi. I did add a few blue card candi and a few blue and pearl gems.  I blended around the edges with DI Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire. I matted onto white card, added to the main card with 3d foam pads for dimension. Happy crafting. Stay safe. 

 

Friday, 13 August 2021

Off the Page

 


Hello again, my second post today. Over at My Time to Craft Christmas (MTTCC)  a new challenge begins today, #16 Off The Page. For more details and to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team please pop over to the blog.

For my card I was inspired by a card from a magazine - Simply Cards and Papercraft #210. The stamps and dies were included with the magazine. I usded a green sheet of paper sprayed with a gree mica paint to be the first mat, then a sheet of red card.  On a piece of hammered card, with the assistance of my Stamp Press I stamped the leaves, using two green Distress Inks, and the sentiment with Versafine black ink. I then stamped and die cut the baubles, the bows and the berries. Adding them all to the page with either PVA glue or foam pads.  I hope you enjoy the challenge, happy crafting. 

Just One Word

 


Hello, today begins a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. I have chosen for the letter J -                Just One Word.  For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, the papers are all from a paper pad from The Works - Soft Romance. I used a 'thanks' die and leaves and flowers from Hunkydory Moonstone dies. Sparkly gems added to the flowers and edges of the card.  Happy craftinga and stay safe. 

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Texture

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Misti has chosen #153 Texture. For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team please pop over to the blog.
For my card, I amimed for several forms of texture. I first randomly stamped onto Kraft card a crazy pavement pattern from Creative Expressions. Blended the edges with Walnut Stain and Gatherd Twigs. The next layer is a piece of cardboard, with the fine paper layer stripped to expose the corrugated card. The next layer is a die cut oval, embossed with small dots. The main image stamped is by Crafter's Companion -- Fairy Magic. I coloured with Promarkers and added touches of Tooli-Art glitter pens. Added a small dragonfly charm, 3 blue gemstones, raffia bow and a stamped greeting. I look forward to seeing your take on 'Texture'. Happy crafting and stay safe. 

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Age is Just a Number!

 


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Hello, thanks for popping by. today at Cardz 4 Guyz we begin a new challenge. Julie has chosen for 
#277 Age is Just a Number!  For more details and to see the design team's inspiration please pop over to the blog. 
For my card, I have made a small slimline card. Red card for the mat. I stamped the wine glass from a set of stamps - Fruity Fun by Hunkydory Stamps which came with the Creative Stamping #98 magazine.  I used two red Promakers for the wine.  The remainder being stamps from my stash. The white insert follows on from the "So What?" on the front of the card. I was inspired by something similar I spyed on Pinterest. 

Friday, 6 August 2021

A Sketch at MTTC

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at My Time To Craft.   For the next two weeks we have for you to make  a card following the Sketch provided. Please visit the blog for more details, to see the sketch and the wonderful inspiration from the design team.
For my card I followed the  orientation of the sketch as presented. A strip of pink card. A strip of very pretty fancy card from my stash. 3 circles punched with a Woodware punched out of  the same pink card as the backing card. Butterflies stamped with Versafine Clair Charming Pink onto patterned blue card. Die cut the butterflies. The stamp and die cut butterfly are a little set from The Works. The sentiment backed onto the pink card, is from my stash.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

HLS Christmas Anything Goes + Optional Wonderland

 


Hello welcome to my blog, today we begin the August challenge at Happy Little Stampers - Christmas. the challenge for this month is Anything Goes + optional - Wonderland.


For more details please visit the blog, where you will also see the inspiration from the design team. 

For my 6" sq card, I blended several blue colours of Distress Inks, around a mask for the moon.  I used stamps from a set with the Creative Stamping #90 magazine. Later coloured with Promarkers, a glitter glue pens and Diamond Frost glitter.  Enjoy your crafting, I hope to see you entering the challenge. 

Monday, 2 August 2021

A Slimline Card


 Hello and weldcome to my blog. Today at Make My Monday we begin a new challenge, Wei has chosen #154 A Slimline Card. They have become the latest revival in the craft world.  for details please go to the blog, where you will also see the inspiration from the design team. 

For my card, I was inspired by a card in the Creative Stamping #98 magazine. I used a selection of Distress Inks, Versaclair and Promarker alcohol pens to colour the card and main image. The stamps are from the Hunkydory stamps - Fruity Fun, with the magazine.  A die cut oval holds the main image, added with 3d foam pads. Hope you are well, stay safe and enjoy your crafting,