Thursday, 21 October 2021
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Friday, 15 October 2021
Monday, 11 October 2021
Friday, 8 October 2021
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
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
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
Friday, 1 October 2021
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.
Thursday, 30 September 2021
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.
Monday, 27 September 2021
Friday, 24 September 2021
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
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
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
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.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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
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
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,
Thursday, 9 September 2021
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
Saturday, 4 September 2021
Friday, 3 September 2021
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
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.
Monday, 30 August 2021
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
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
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
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
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
Friday, 13 August 2021
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.
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
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Friday, 6 August 2021
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
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
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,