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Monday, 10 May 2021

Sympathy


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday we begin a new two weekly challenge. Billie A has chosen #148 Sympathy. The design team have some wonderful inspiration on the blog plus more details of the challenge. 

Materials and techniques used......

6 x 4 card made from an A4 sheet of cream card. Black mat card. Stamps used - Anita's Background and Sentiment. Flower stamp - Personal Impressions- Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Black Soot. Three black gems. Stay safe and well. 




Friday, 7 May 2021

Coffee or Chocolate (Your choice)

 


Hello, thanks for your visit, we had snow last night and tonight it has been really cold, not at all how May should feel. Looking forward to much warmer days. My big news today is I have had my Lockdown Hair CUT. Yippee!! I feel a new woman.

Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges - Rachelle has chosen Coffee or Chocolate - Your choice. Please visit the blog for details and to see the wonderful inspiration by the D.T. For my card, a 5 x 7" card, I placed a chocolate brown mat, then a piece of blue card from a paper pad from The Works, great value at £3. I put a centre band of beige card, on the chocolate brown card, with a pretty blue and white ribbon. From a stamp set from The Works I stamped coffee beans on the blue card, using DI Gathered Twigs. I then placed a stamped and fussy cut coffee mug onto the band. Have fun. 

Slimline Christmas

 


Hello, here is my DT card for the new challenge  #9 A Slimline Christmas card for My Time To Craft Christmas (MTTCC) .  Please visit the blog for more details and to see the inspiration from the DT.

For my card, a normal slimline card. Mat is a Non-shed glitter sheet. The stamp is by Woodware stamps - Snow Buddies. A regular favourite of mine. I have fussy cut up one side of the piece of card to expose more of the gorgeous non-shed glitter card. Coloured the snowmen with Promarkers. Glued a few small sequins and gems.  Have fum, it's amazing how these fortnightly cards add up for the big event. 

Thursday, 6 May 2021

New Beginnings

 


Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn has chosen for us, #146 New Beginnings.  To check for details pop over to the blog and you will also find the fabulous inspiration from the design team. 
For my card - materials and techniques -- 6" sq. white card. Deep pink background, light pink card on the left and pink holographic shimy paper on the left. The fireworks stamp,and the wine glasses stamp are from a magazine. As is the die cut bottle and cork, the plagues and neck band. all are with the magazine Simply Cards and papercrafts #212 - Fabulous Fizz. The sentiment was computer generated. Glitter added on all of the fireworks areas.  Have fun with your new beginnings. 

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Monochromatic


Hi everyone, we are starting a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Sue has chosen for #270 Monochromatic.  Please pop over to the blog for more details and to see the works of creativity by the design team. My thanks to them for their continued support and wonderful inspiration they provide.

I made a 5 x 7 "card. The brick background paper from my stash. The twinchies have a black mat and white card. The stamps used are from a Travel set by Tandastamps, who sadly are no longer in business.  Take care and remember, we may be getting more freedom, but please do stay safe. 

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Use A Tag

 


Hello everyone, I hope all is well for you. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  Fiona has chosen #124 Use a Tag. please take a alook at the blog to see the design teams tags and for the details. 

This stamp is an old favourite of mine of Santa, from Inkadinkado. The tag was blended with DI Chipped Sapphire. Promarkers and a white gel pen to colour Santa's face. Sentiment stamped on a piece of torn vellum.  I hope you enjoy playing (sorry) creating your tag. Take care.


Friday, 30 April 2021

Watercolour - Anything Goes @ HLS

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today there is a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  On the 1st of each month we would love for you to be joining in our Watercolour - Anything Goes challenges. 


I used a 6" sq card, a piece of purple card to mat the painted watercolour card.  Stamps used by  Stamps Unicorn - Big Things. A watercolour splash background. I used Zig Colour brushes, Distress inks. A dotty pen marking around the edges. Sentiment reads - 'Big things often have Small Beginnings.' Thanks  again for your visit. Enjoy the challenge. 

Monday, 26 April 2021

April Showers at MMM


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday we begin a new challenge chosen by Pamela, #147 April Showers. Please visit the blog for details and to see the DT's inspiration. For my card these are the materials and techniques I used - I used a slimline linen card for the base. Created 3 pink squares. I used stamps from the Papercraft Esentials #185 magazine and the wellies came from a Hobby Art stamp set. I used Promarkers, Zig colour brushes and Distress Inks for the colouring of the elements. The brollies were fussy cut and added with 3d foam pads. I hope you enjoy the challenge, have fun and please stay safe. 

Friday, 23 April 2021

#8 Baubles


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at My Time to Craft Christmas (MTTCC) - Janice has chosen Baubles. Please pop to the blog for details and to see the inspiration by the design team.  For my card here are the materials and techniques I used to create it.

White scallop edge card, Gold mirri card, White embossed card using Christmas Vines embossing folder. Greetings label from a bought kit.  Silver  mirri card, alcohol inks to create a sheet of background for the baubles which were free with a magazine.  Stamped the baubles with Stazon ink onto the alcohol decorated sheet, fussy cut the baubles, added to the card 3d foam. Gold peel offs for strings.  Thanks again for your visit. 


B is for Bird

 


Hi, I hope you are well, thanks for your visit. Our new challenge starting today for the next two weeks at  Alphabet Challenges is   B is for Bird. Check out the blog for details. Don't miss out on seeing the design team's inspiration.  For my card, I used the following materials and techniques.

6" white card, printed yellow paper for background, frame created using a die and spotty card.  Flower stamp fussy cut and glued to background. Bird fussy cut, wing and tail feathers decoupaged.  All colouring of flowers and bird I used Promarkers. Funky Flowers and Funky Bird stamp by Hobby Art. Sentiment stamp from my stash. Stickles Star Dust spinkled here and there.  Have fun.

Thursday, 22 April 2021

For A Special Lady

 


Hello everyone, I hope you are well, it has been a lot cooler today, which is just as well for I have had a long catch-up spell in my studio ( just a posh word for the craft room, previously a bedroom). Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz, chosen by me,

 #145 Mother's Day USA - May 9th OR a card For a Special Lady.

Pop over for more details and of course to check out the inpiration by the design team. For my card, I kept it fairly simple, neat and clean. A 6" sq card. Mint green backing card, White card, roses paper and the rose are from Making Cards and Papercraft magazine, Issue April 2019. Sentiment by Dreamees Stamps. Take care of you and yours, stay safe. 

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Wheels

 


Hello, the weather here today has been perfect, so warm and sunny.  It has been so nice to be out and about in the warm sunshine.  Let us hope this freedom continues without dire results to come. 

Toaday we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Billie A has chosen #269 Wheels. If it has a wheel on it, we would love to see your interpretation. The design team have some brilliant wheels on their cards, to see them pop over to the blog, where you will find details of the challenge.  For my card i used the following materials and techniques. 

6" white card, Black mat card. Brick wall stencil, Distress inks, Cool Dude stamp from Woodware Stamps. Coloured with Promarkers. Splats stamps from Crafters Companion - Textures stamps.  Have fun and remember to stay safe.

Friday, 16 April 2021

Stationery @ MTTC

 


Hello, what kind of day have you had? I need to share this, I went out today and have had a manicure and my wonderful new nails added. I never thought this event would be the highlight (to date) of 2021.
Back to business , today there is a new challenge starting at My Time To Craft.  Janice has chosen
Stationery.  Pop  over to check for details and to see the amazing inspiration from the design team.
I covered a note book with a Faux Leather cover. I used these stamps - Fir Trees and Flying Owl - Sheena Douglass, Trees by Elusive Images ( now Chocolate Baroque) All the colouring achieved with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The 'Notes' stamped and punched out with a small hand punch. A charm of a bird in flight added to the elastic band. Go on have some fun, doing something simple. 


Thursday, 15 April 2021

April Showers Bring......

 


Hello and welcome to my blog.  Starting today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges we have our new challenge #139 April Showers Bring....... All details and inspiration by the design team can be found on the blog, so please pop over for more details.  For my card here are details of the materials and techniques I used.  A 7.5" sq card. A gold coloured papaer mat. Background paper and stamped floral image from Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special #3 Box set. Flowered section coloured with watercoloured Distress Inks Fossilized Amber and Festive Berries,  Computer generated title. Decoupaged panel from  Kanban City Fashion Chics set. Stay well and safe. 

Monday, 12 April 2021

Checks or Plaids

 


Hell and welcome to my blog.  Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Please pop over to the blog for more details of #146 Checks or Plaids.  Also to see the inspiration from the design team. For my card here follows the materials and techniques I used. 

A 5" x 7"white card, Jewel Plaid paper from my stash, Julie Hickey stamp - Fresh Flower Heart. Sentiment from stash.  Memento Black ink, Promarkers to colour the flowers and heart.  Splashes of blue ink. A dasdhed line around white card. Stickles Star Dust glitter.  Stay well and happy crafting.

Friday, 9 April 2021

A is for Anniversary

 


Hello and welcome. Today we are starting a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges, we are once again back to the letter A. Billie A has chosen A is for Anniversary.  Please check the blog for details and of course to see the ideas created by the design team. For my card, I kept it fairly simple, I used stamps and inspiration from the magazine Simply Cards and Papercraft Issue 212. I used Fossilized Amber across the card. The glasses were heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Thanks for visiting, take care and stay safe. 

Snow People


             Hello, welcome to my blog, today we begin a new challenge at My Time To Craft Christmas -                #7 Snow People chosen by Jackie C. Please check out the blog for details and to see the wonderful  inspiration by the design team. For my card  I chose a Kraft card, all the papers are from Simply Christmas CD by Dreamees Stamps. The wonderful snowman is by Little Claire.Sentiment lables by LOTV along with the addition of Card Candi. 

Have fun and stay safe.


Thursday, 8 April 2021

Slimline Card

 


 Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Cardz 4 Galz our challenge chosen by Debbie is  #144  A Slimline Card.  Please check out the blog for details and to see the inspiration by the wonderful design team. For my card here is a desdcription of the materials and techniques I used:  I first found a slimline envelope, then cut a slimline card to fit. Drew lines around the edges of the card. Covered a die cut tag, with blue patterned paper, stamped small brick effect design. Stamped Bold Blooms-Erica by Woodware Stamps, coloured with Zig watercolour brush pens, fussy cut both flowers, glued to the tag. Sentiment from my stash.  Addded 3 yellow pearl gems. Stay safe and well. 


Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Use Something new in your Stash

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.   Pamela has chosen for #268 Use Something new in your stash. Please visit the blog for details and to see the super varied inspiration created by the design team. For my card, I used the following materials and techniques. 

White 6" card with a black card mat, White square of card smooshed with Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans. Lightly sprayed with water, patted dry. Moon mask removed . Inkylicious Pampas Grass and sentiment stamp Desination also from Inkylicious, both bought within the las 6 weeks.  Stay safe. 

Friday, 2 April 2021

Easter

 


Hello and welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit. Today at My Time To Craft we are celebrating Easter, with our challenge being Easter.  Please check our blog for details and to see the ideas created by the design team. For my card I have used the following materials and techniques. 

The basket was created from a die, decorated, tissue paper added, a few small Easter eggs and chicks added. Slimline card white, with yellow mat. Three rabbits stamped and decoupaged, no idea the make of the stamp. Coloured with Promarkers.  Happy Easter stamp from my stash. Gold card candi to complete. Happy Easter to all who celebrate. 


Thursday, 1 April 2021

Trees

 


Hello and welcome. Today at Sparkles Christmas Challenges we begin our next monthly challenge for you. Lynne has chosen #123 Trees . Please check the blog for details and to see the wonderful inspiration by the design team. For my card I used the following materials and techniques. 

An A6 Navy blue card, a Silver foil mat. A white card blended with DI Chipped Sapphire.  Moon a punched circle, removed after blending .  The pine tree stamp, by Sheena Douglass, using the Chipped Sapphire was stamped in first, second and third generations to create the depth. Sentiment stamp by Crafter's Companions. I hope you enjoy the challenge, I look forward to seeing your trees. 



Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Watercolour -Anything Goes

 



Hello, thanks for your visit. Today begins a new monthly challenge at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes. Why don't you pop over to the blog for more details and to see the wonderful watercolour creations from the design team.

For my card, I used the following materials and techniques.............

I smooshed DI Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber, for the background. A few of the small stamps from the same set as the main stamp, using two of the mentioned colours.  The stamp is by Kanban, the sentiment in Black Versafine from my stash. I coloured the flowers with chosen colours of Zig Watercolour brushes. (I love them). Main piece added to a yellow mat.  Both added to a white 6" sq, card. Stay safe and I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Monday, 29 March 2021

Easter or Spring Card

 


Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at Make My Monday.   Mary V has chosen #145 Easter or Spring Card.  Pop over to the blog for details and to see the wonderful insiration from the design team. 

For my card, I used the following materials and techniques.

White 6" card. Yellow card for mat. Watercolour card for main image. Hobby Art Wooden stamp - Large Daffodil  - Zig Watercolour pens.  Background - Distress Ink - Tumbles glass -paint brush.  Small wooden stamp - SpringTime -Papermania. 

Take care and happy crafting. 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Z is for Zoology


 Hllo everyone, thanks for your visit. today a new challenge started at Alphabet Challenges. We have reached the letter Z , once again completing another A - Z set of challenges. It being my turn to choose, we have Z is for Zoology (study of animals.)  You can check out the details and see the wonderful ideas by the design team over on the blog. For my card I used the following materials and techniques.

A 6" white card with a black mat, an orange and then a yellow mat. The main image is a white piece of card. Distess inks blended , Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Circle from a punch used to mask the sun. Masking Tissue to cover the elephants - later removed. All Black silhouette stamps used from set with magazine ,- Creative Stamping Issue #3 - Go Wild.  Have fun - I did. 

Winter Wonderland

 


Hello, thanks for taking the time to visit. Today there is a new challenge starting at 
My Time To Craft Christmas - #6 Winter Wonderland .  You can find out the details and see the inspirational cards created by the design team over on the blog, please pop in. 
For my card, I have used ;-
A 6" white card, Kraft card, white card - Circle die cut - stamp -  Large Cabin by Inkylicious - Sepia ink pad - Quickie Glue pen - lots of glitter. Sentiment by Crafty Roo Designs. 
Thanks again, happy crafting and stay safe. 

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Tea or Coffee Time

 


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Lynne has chosen for #143 Tea or Coffee Time.  Check out the blog for details and to see the inpiration by the design team. 

 My card was made using the following items.

Kraft scallop edge card - Light cream card for background - Designer paper - Paper doiley edged with Vintage Photo - LOTV stamp Coffee Break - Promarkers - LOTV Sentiment - from stash - flowers, lace and twine.

Have fun, I hope you enjoy the challenge. Stay well and safe.


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

#267 By The Water

 


Hello, thanks for your visit.  Today we begin a new challenge for two weeks at Cardz 4 Guyz.  I have chosen #267  By The Water,  all details and inspiration by the design team are over on the blog.  We  so look forward to you visiting.  For my card, I used the following materials/techniques:-

White 6" sq card, Black card, white card.  Smooshed DI Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint onto the white card. Heat dried the watercoloured background. Stamped forground items  from Creative Staming Issue 3 - Go Wild set of stamps I used Versafine Black, decoupaged  the heron's body. Foilage stamps are by Lavinia. I hope you enjoy the theme, by the water, anywhere there is water. 

Friday, 19 March 2021

Stencil It!

 


Hello, I hope you are well, thanks for your visit. today we begin a new challenge at My Time To Craft. Judith has chosen for your challenge. Stencil It! Please check the blog for details and of course to see the inspiration created by the design team. 

 For my card I used a Honey Doo stencil, Distress inks - Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Twisted Citron. The stamp -Chrysanthemum by Pink Frog -coloured with several Zig Colour Watercolour brush pens. Greeting on the same stamp set.  Fussy cut and added with 3d foam pads. The background sheet is from a pad from The Works. Again thanks for your visit, I look forward to you joining in the challenge to use a stencil. 

Monday, 15 March 2021

Clean and Simple at MMM

 

Hello, this is my second card today,  this time the new challenge starting today for two weeks is for     Make My Monday - Wei has schosen for #144 Clean and Simple. Please check ou the blog for more details and to see the designs created by the design team. I have an ombre of a mustard yellow to a lighter shade yellow for the background card, from The Works.  The stamp and stencil are both from Inkylicious, the stamp is Fairy Toadstool 1. I used Scattered straw to colour the moon and the circles. The image was stamped with Black Versafine, coloured with Zig Colour waterbrush pens.  The sentiment stamp is by Papermania. Enjoy making your CAS card. Stay safe and well. 

Babies

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges we begin our new challenge,  Tracey has chosen  #138 Babies. Please check ou the blog for details and to see the wonderful inspiration created by the design team. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  a pale blue piece of card for the background.  Two  B A B Y dies cut sets with my large alphabet dies, adhered to incdrease the depth.  All the embellishments  were cdreated with one Baby set die I found in The Works, long before lockdown. Some of the die pieces coloured with Promarkers and a white gel pen.  It's a boy computer generated. I hope you enjoy our Babies challenge. 

Friday, 12 March 2021

Die-cuts fro MTTTCC

 


Hello, how are you, safe and well, I hope. today we begin a new challenge at 

MTTCC - My time To Craft Christmas  our theme for the next two weeks is # 5 Die Cuts Only.

Be sure to pop to the blog for more details and of course to see what the design team have created to inspire you.  For my card I have a white scallop edge card, a mat gold base, an embossed green card. all of the dies which create this scene were provided using a die cut set of robin and foilage in a magazine - Simply Cards # 196. I coloured all the pieces with Promarker pens. The greeting stamp was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Y is for Yellow


Hello, thanks for your visit. I hope you and yours are safe and well. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Dawn has chosen Y is for Yellow. We are so looking forward to seeing your entries for this super sunny bright colour.  Please go to the blog for details and to see the varied creations by the design team.  
I hope you enjoy making your card predominataely yellow, have fun and maybe experiment a little.  I used DI Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed. I used a 6" white card, and stamped around the edges of the card  using the Mustard Seed and a leaf stamp. All of the stamps used are from a set with the magazine Creative Stamping #3.  All of the stamps are from the stamp set, Go Wild, with lots of Safari type stamps.  


Thursday, 11 March 2021

#142 Spring Rain

 


Hello everyone, today's challenge card is appropriate as we have been having a fair amount of rain lately. Today we begin our new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz with #142 Spring Rain chosen by Misti. Please visit the blog for details and of course, not to miss the lovely inpiration from the design team. 

I chose a circular scallop edge card, A circle of cream card die cut, a black marker around the edge.  The stamps are from a stamp set April Showers with a Papercraft Essentials magazine #185. I coloured the elements with Zig Colour watercolour pens. Hope you enjoy the challenge and stay safe. 

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

For A Teenager

 


Hello, how are you? Thanks for your visit, checking the stats, more visits than comments, which is nice to know.  Well, schools are back here in England, I am so pleased things are improving and there are more normal events beginning to happen.  Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, Julie has chosen #266 For a Teenager.  Please visit the blog for details and to see some amazing creations for teenage boys, cdreated by the fabulous design team. 
For my card, I don't use die cuts a lot, I prefer stamps but when I saw this on craft TV a while back, having so many teenage grandsons, I had to have it.  The word stamps and the teenage boy die cut  are from Creative - For Men series. I built up the boy by die cutting several times for the hoodie, the shoes and the backpack. The grunge stamps are by Crafter's Companion - Just 4 Men series. The background was created using a brick wall stencil and  blended D.I. Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. Added to a black mat on a white card. Have fun, please continue to stay safe and happy crafting. 

Friday, 5 March 2021

Make It Feminine

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, I appreciate you visiting me. Today there is a new challenge at 
My Time to Craft -  we would like you to Make It Feminine.  Please pop to the blof for more details and to be inspired by the creations from the design team. 
I made a C6 card with a black mat card .  I created the image by first heat embossing the flower onto spare card. I then masked the flower to heat emboss the leaves.  I then watercoloured by using Zig Colour pens for the flower and the leaves. Fussy cut the final image and adhered to the prepared white cardstock . I added several sequins in various sizes. The sentiment is from a set with a magazine.  The 
main image flower being Chrysanthemum and leaves by Pink Frog UK stamps. Stay safe. 

Monday, 1 March 2021

Clean and Simple at Sparkles Christmas

 


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. For the Sparkles Christmas Challenge - March is #122 Clean and Simple. Please check the blog for more details and to see the CAS inspiration by the design team.

I made a slimline card otherwise known as a DL card. The church window stamp, the poinsettia and the seniment die cut were all with a Creative Stamping #89 magazine. I used Promarkers to colour. I die cut both black and pink sentiment, dropping one to give a shadow effect.  I hope you like the card. 

Masculine Birthday at MMM

 


Hello, thanks for your visit, I hope you are well. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.  Debbie has chosen #143 Masculine Birthday.  Please check the blog for details and to see the inspiration from the design team. For my card, I created the background first blending in the centre with DI Scattered Straw then adding Mermaid lagoon anf finally Salty Ocean. I sprayed on water to bleach and patted it with a cloth. Placed onto a black mat. the car, flags, words are all stamps from issue #92 of Creative Stamping magazine.  I used Koh-I-Noor watercolours for the racing car, which was fussy cut and added with 3d foam pads. The flags were glued in position flat. Thanks for looking. Stay safe and keep crafting and enjoying your creative hobbie. 

Sunday, 28 February 2021

HLS Watercolour Challenge - March

 


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today a new challenge begins at Happy Little Stampers
 (HLS) Watercolour Challenge, Anything Goes with watercolours. Please check the blog for details and to see the wonderful inspiration by the design team. 


My card has a black card mat, a lightly coloured green background. Cosmos Flowers stamp by Woodware Stamps. The flowers were stamped and heat embossed with fine detail white powder.  Then coloured using Zig Colour watercolour pens. The sentiment is from my stash. An organza ribbon added.  Fine line around the edge of the card. Please stay safe and enjoy your crafting. 

Friday, 26 February 2021

X is for X-tra Folds

 


Hello again, I hope all is well for you and yours. Thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at Alphabet Challenges.   We have for X - Debbie has chosen X-tra Folds.  Please visit the blog for details and to see the inspiration of the design team.  This is my first Double Z card, which was interesting to make, I will be making more in the future. It is interesting to try new ideas or even to refresh your skills, this is why I enjoy challenges so much, I do like to be challenged, I find it inspiring. For my card,I followed instructions for the double Z card on You Tube, lots can also be found on Pinterest.  I used papers and images from a paper kit by The Paper Tree - Forest Tales. Stay safe.




Christmas Flowers

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at My TIme To Craft Christmas (MTTCC) our new challenge is a pretty idea -# 4  Christmas Flowers. Please check the blog for details and to see my fellow DT buddies inspiration.  The background papers are from my Christmas stash. The Decoupage stamp of the Christmas Rose with the sentiment is by Imagination Crafts. I have had this for years. I love decoupaging with stamps and I have several different stamps in the Decoupage range.  The decoupage panel consists of 4 layers, I could have had at least 5 but must keep in mind postage etc. The berries in red have a layer of Glossy Accents. The remainder of the panel is coloured with Promarkers.  I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your Christmas Flowers entries. Stay safe and keep crafting, 

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Mother's Day (UK) or For a Special Lady


 Hello everyone, I hope you are staying safe and well, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Card 4 Galz- I have chosen #141 Mother's Day (UK March 14th) or For a Special Lady.  Please visit the blog for further details and to see the inspiration created by the design team.My card is For a Special Lady - a small card measuring 6 x 4 in. I die cut an oval in the centre and die cut a piece of black card. Stamped the greeting  and heat embossed with white detail powder on the black oval. This I glued below the aperture on the white card. I stamped and heat embossed two flower heads from a stamp set  by Pink Frog Crafts - Chrysanthemums. (No pun intended on the mums).  I watercoloured with Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, using a Red Zig Colour pen for the contrast. After being fussy cut I added them to the two opposite ends of the card. Thanks again, take care. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Thinking of You for Guyz

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz#265 Thinking of You.  Please pop over to the blog for details and to see the inspiration created by the design team.  For my card I have kept it simple.  I used a dark blue card for the background mat.  The stamp of a tree by the waterside with the small rowing boat is by Inkylicious, I do like their stamps and their business, very prompt with deliveries. I am not advertising them, only praising them.  Back to my card. I coloured around the tree with Distress Inks blended with finger daubers. The tree and boat were painted with Zig Colour waterbrush pens. The sentiment was with a stamp set in a magazine.  Stay safe and well.

Friday, 19 February 2021

A Tag at MTTC

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at My Time to Craft  our challenge for the next two weeks is 'A Tag' Why don't you check the blog for details and see my fellow DT buddies inspiration.  I coloured my tag blending Distress Inks onto the tag. Using Sepia Archival Ink I stamped the grasses stamp from Chocolate Baroque -Eastern Grasses. The small dragonflies are punches on sparkly paper. The flower was also made using a set of flower punches. I love the additional wording, so apt at this time in our lives. I hope you are all well and please stay safe. 

Monday, 15 February 2021

Emergency Services

 


Hello again, today we see a new challenge at Make My Monday, Dawn has chosen for #142 Emergency Services, we are looking forward to your creations. please pop over to the blog to see the details and for you to see the creations made to inspire you by the design team. Thanks to the team for this.

I have made two cards, one of the police and the other of firefighters. They are both decoupaged. All images on the image panel are from a CD-Rom 'The Best of La Pashe' 2012 - yes, an old CD but I have always liked these two images, they are great fun. The background card is from a paper pad - Basic Vintage - from The Works.  All matted onto black cardstock.  Stay safe and keep crafting.

On The Farm

 


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin another challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges we have for #137 On The Farm. Please pop over to the main blog for details and to see the inpiration created by the design team. 

For my card, I created a farmyard scene using Hobby Art stamps -Farmhouse Scene-It set, the sheep and pigs are from a lucky dip box at a Stamps Addict stand at a Craft Event a few years ago. I used Zig Colour watercolour pens, a few Distress Inks. I feel I have to have a lot more practice with these pens, which were a present for my birthday. I love them, and I will get better.  Take care, stay safe. 

Friday, 12 February 2021

W is for Woodland Flora or Fauna

 


Hello thanks for your visit. ~Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Meg has chosen        W is for Woodland Flora or Fauna. Please check out the blog for details and to see the wonderful inspiration from the DT. My card 6" sq has been deorated with papers and the main image from a kit I purchased from Create and Craft TV - Makers being Creative Crafting World, the kit is called                     Whisper of Autumn. The papers and images are beautiful, they  will make lots of beautiful cards. Something different for my batch making for the local charity shop for when they re-open after lockdown.  You can't see it clearly but I added Glossy Accents on the berries which stand out off camera. Thanks for taking the time to look, stay safe, stay well and currently stay warm. 

Christmas Wreaths

 

Hello, welcome to my blog, today begins a new challenge at MTTCC (My Time To Craft Christmas) - for the challenge Granmargaret has chosen #3 Christmas Wreaths. Please visit the blog for details and to see the wonderful display of Christmas Wreaths from the design team. 

I made a 6" card with silver/grey lightly sparkly card. Using gold, silver and ivory card I cut three rings,  placed over each other to form a wreath. An XCut star punch for the snowflakes, Sprigs in grey and white , dies from The Works.  Jewels added to the snowflakes.  Sentiment from my stash.  I have decided looking at this photo, I need to randomely add three very small AB gemstones to the card.   Take care and enjoy your crafting.