Friday 31 December 2021

HLS Watercolour Anything Goes


Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour - Anything Goes. Please check the blog for more details and to see the wonderful design team inspiration. 

For my 6" sq. card, I have a gold mirri card for the background. The blue background was created using an embossing folder, coloured with Broken China Distress Oxide sprayed with water. I die cut a circle aperture and a gold mirri circle . The fish and sentiment are from a magazine set, Creative Stamping #104 Japanese Dreams A4 set of stamps. I watercoloured the fish with Kor-I-Noor watercolour paints. I added several pearlised gems. I hope you like my card and it has helped to inspire your creation. 

T is for Trees


Hello and welcome. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabt Challenges. Lynda has chosen  for the letter T - T is for Trees. Any number, any size, any shape, we are looking forward to seeing your tree/trees. For more details please pop over to the blog, where the DT have also added their inspiring cards.
For my DT card, I used a 6" sq. card with a black mat. The stamp is from the Idyllic Floral Scenes by Nellie's Choice stamps -IF S008. I coloured with pencils and the background with Tumbled Glass DI. The sentiment is from a stamp set at The Works.

Thursday 30 December 2021

In with the New Year/New Stash


Hello, welcome to my blog, I hope you all had a very Happy Christmas/Holidays.  Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz begins today, all about being new #163 In with the New year or New Stash.  For more details please visit the blog, where you will also see the DT's wonderful inspirations.

For my DT card, I have used new stamps which literally dropped through my  letter box the other day. The stamps are part of the latest Creative Stamping magazine #104. The stamps are from an A4 set called Japanese Dreams.  I fussy cut the magnolia and adhered with foam pads. I used Promarkers and pencils to colour. I hope you enjoy the challenge. Let us see something new you have added to your stash or welcome in the New Year with us. We all hope and pray as the months roll on it will be a better year for each and everyone of us. 

Saturday 18 December 2021

S is for Silver


Hello, our new challenge at Alphabet Challenges will run for two weeks. Dawn has chosen S is for Silver. 
For more details please visit the blog, where you will also see the inspiration for the challenge by the design team.
For my card, I made a sq. white card with a silver mirri background. I stamped the beautiful heart from Chloe Stamps, heat embossed it with Silver Bells Wow! embossing powder. The sentiment is from an old stamp I have had forever.  A few die cut flowers added to the corner, with clear gems added.
To complete a smnall white satin bow added. Have fun but do stay safe. 

Thursday 16 December 2021

Christmas Animals


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz -
 #162 Christmas Animals.  For more details please visit the blog, where you will also see the creative inspiration from our design team.
My card is a digi stamp from Bugaloo. Made on a shaped card, opening portrait style. The background is torn card edged with DI Broken China to creat snow heaps. the stamp was coloured with Promarkers.  Glitter was of course sprinkled liberally but it doesn't show. Have fun, happy crafting. Stay safe. 


Wednesday 15 December 2021

Vintage Christmass or Vintage Event

Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. 
Cathy has chosen  #147 Vintage Christmas or Vintage Event.  For more details please go to the blog, where the design team have added their wonderful cards to inpire you.
I made an 8" sq. card. I used ivory, beige and pink on the card, for white weddings were not fashionable of this era. I used an embossing folder Christmas Vines. Beige lace, pearls and flowers to embellish. A beautiful small stamp of a bible and a spray of flowers, bought from E-bay. The main image of the bride is a La Blanche silicone stamp, coloured with pencils and Promarkers. I have left space on the top right panel to add a personalised sentiment when needed. 

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Contemporary Christmas


Hello, welcome to my blog. We begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz today. Dawn has chosen  for #286 Contemporary Christmas. Please pop over to the blog for more details and to see the inspiration created by the design team.

My card is a 6" white sq. card. the stamp and the sentiment are both from a magazine Creative Stamping #100 - stamps by Crafter's Companion. I used Promarkers to colour the image. The background was created by smooshing Broken China and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxides, drying between the layers. A faux border to frame. A black mat added. Stay safe and well. 

Friday 10 December 2021

#472 Christmas Animals

Hello, thasnks for your visit. Today begins a new challenge at My Time To Craft.  We arelooking forward to seeing you create #472 Christmas Animal.  Please check out the blog for details and to see the wonderful creations to inspire by the design team.
For my card, I made a square frame for the square card. The background is a beautiful scene, using the stamp by Sheena, as is the stag, added with dimensional stickers. All coloured with Promarkers. The stamp set is - Scenic Winter.  Lotd of glitter added. The snowflakes are from a Dreamees set. Stay safe.


Friday 3 December 2021

Use Kraft Card

Another post for today. Over at MTTCC - My Time To Craft Christmas -  I chose for the theme         Use Kraft Card. More details available on the blog along with the desgn team's wonderful inspiration. 
I made a slimline card to fit an envelope I had. 3.5" x 7",  (A few more of this size will follow, until I have used up all the envelopes.) Black card for the mat, a piece of Kraft lightweight card for the stamped area. The stamp from Woodware stamps is - Rejoice -. which I heat embossed. The sentiment is with the stamp. Once dry I used a white Sakura gelly roll pen to add highlights to the stamped area. I hope, if you like my card, you may try something similar. Stay safe, keep crafting. 


R is for Red

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challemge at Alphabet Challenges  The letter     R is for Red. As usual, more details on the blog and the inspiration by the wonderful design team,
My card is a 6" sq white card. I used a red mat for the white clean area. The bottle , a die, and the glasses stamp are from Fabulous Fizz set with Simply Cards and Papercraaft #212.  A satin red ribbon added tied with a knot. I used Prmarkers to colour the wine, I think it looks pink on the photo, but honestly in real life it is red. (Smiles)


It's Snowtime


Our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz for the next two weeks is #161 It's Snowtime! For more details please pop over to the blog and check out the inspiration by the design team.
My card is a 6x 4 in. white card. I used a bubble shape template within which I stamped the Winter Cabin from Inkylicious. The sentiment is by Crafter's Companion. Distress Ink -Stormy Sky. Ultrafine snow glitter and the bauble template are also from Inkylicious. Have fun, stay safe and happy crafting.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Non-Traditional Colours

Hello and welcome to my blog. For our December challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges Billie A hasd chosen Non-Tradional Colours. The challenge begins today and ends on 30th of December, so I can have time to enjoy the New Year's Eve celebrations.  For more details please check the blog and take a look at the inspiration from the design team. 

For my card, I chose Kraft card, maybe not yet a traditional colour. I went along with black and white on the Kraft. The stamp, used twice here is from a large stamp set by Crafter's Companion with the magazine Creative Stamping for ther #100 edtition.  I stamped with black and used a Sakura white gel pen to add to the design. The sentiment die was with #221 of Siply Cards and Papercraft magazine.  i hope you enjoy the challenge and stay safe.