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Monday, 26 September 2022

Autumn Flora/Fauna


Hello, thanks for your visit. I have lots of visits but very few comments, I would love for you just to say Hi! now and again. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday,  I have chosen, not surprisingly, for the time of the year, here in the UK #184 Autumn Flora/Fauna. For more detail and to see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 
For my card, I have taken inspiration from the Creative Stamping magazine #112 - I used the Autumn Woodland stamps which were with the magazine. The front of the card was cut to leave a short panel at the bottom. I used A Crafty Individual tree stamp for the inside of the card. Colouring mediums used are varied Distress inks, pencils and Versafine Clair - Golden Meadow ink. Take care and enjoy crafting. 
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Here is another Autumn card made a while back, there are a few shortages this week from the DT, so this oldie is a filler in card from the past.


The stamps are by Dare 2B Artzy - Tangle Leaves -stamped onto a prepared sheet of blended 
Autumnal shades Distress inks.  They were heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Additional colour added with Promarkers. Fussy cut, decoupaged above the stamped image using foam pads. Finally the sentiment was added. I hope you enjoy this little oldie bonus.

 



Friday, 23 September 2022

M is for Magic


Hello, we have a new challenge starting today at Alphabet Challenges. Dawn has chosen for our alphabet letter M is for Magic. For more details and to see the inspiration created by ther design team please visit the blog. 

For my 6" white card, I have created a fairy scene. 
Materials and techniques used - DI Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint blended on backgound. Water splattered. Die cut circle used to create the moon. 
Stamps used - Lavinia Celestial Words- Inkylicious Fairy Tooadstool - Inkylicious and Lavinia stamps for the foreground leaves and flowers.  Dreamees Crafts - Sentiment Circle. 
Promarkers to colour the toadstool. 
Quickie glue pen - Cosmic Shimmer -Diamond Frost. 
White and purple card to mat and layer.

 

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Shades of Blue


 Hello, we have a new challenge starting today at Cardz 4 Galz. Doreen has chosen a colour challenge, #182 Shades of Blue. For more information and to see the inspirational creations from the design team, please visit the blog. 

As usual I made a 6" sq. card, I used navy card for the matting and layering.  The two papers chosen are from a Do - Crafts Papermania paper pad - Blueberry Pie. The image is Forget - me - Not - A Gorguss stamp by Santoro. I coloured the image using both Promarkers and pencils. Embellishments are a piece of cream lace, a striped ribbon into a bow. The die cut flower and a sentiment circle from Dreamees Crafts. I hope you are well and feel drawn to having a go. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Distressing


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Deb has chosen a technique challenge #305 Distressing.  For more information and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I have decorated a white 6" sq. card, using all papers from a paper pad - First Edition 'Wild at Heart'. I distressed all the edges with a distressing tool, instead of using scissors. I then blended the edges with Vintage Photo DI. Choosing and arranging the papers was fun, all to display a die cut of the stags. Thanks for looking, I hope you feel inspired to take part in the challenge. 


Thursday, 15 September 2022

Mushrooms/Fungi


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin  new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges - our challenge is #156 Mushrooms and or other Fungi. Form more details and to see the inspiration by the DT please visit the blog.

I made a 5 x 7 card. With broad tip of a red Promarker I coloured all around the card. Made an aperture in a white sheet of card. Stamped into the centre a Crafty Individual Tree. I stamped onto spare white card the mushrooms, coloured with Promarkers and a Sakura white gel pen. Fussy cut them to place on the card. The larger mushroom added with 3d foam pads. All the stamps were the gift with the Creative Stamping #112 - Autumn Wonderland issue.I hope you enjoy ther challenge. 

Monday, 12 September 2022

Friendship


 Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Debbie has chosen #111 Friendship, we need to see 'friend' in the sentiment. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog, they all love to receive comments or questions. 

For my card, I have kept it simple. A 5 x 7 in. white card. The background is a sheet of white card, which was embossed with a small dot pattern embossing folder.  I  hunted out my Crimper, haven't used it for years, so I crimped a piece of navy card to fit across the card. The flower stamp is part of a set of stamps with the Creative Stamping #111 magazine. Climbing Flower stamps by Card Making Magic. I lightly coloured with Promarkers. Matted the image onto white and navy card.  The 'hello friend' stamp is from my stash. Added a few purple sequins. I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Friday, 9 September 2022

L is for Leaves


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at  Alphabet Challenges. Debbie has chosen L is for Leaves, appropriate in the UK as the early signs of Autumn are showing the changing colours of the leaves.  To see the DT's inpirational cards and for further details, please visit the blog. 
For my card - the materials and techniques used. 
The leaves and sentiment stamp were with the Creative Stamping magazine #112- Autumn Wonderland.
Promarkers to colour the leaves. Watercolour paints to apply splashes for background. Circle dies for the sentiment;. Kraft card and white card. 6" white card.  I hope you enjoy and partake in the challenge.

 

Baby Girl


 Hello, sorry my post for this new challenge is a day late, but, here I am, at last. We started a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz on Thursday 8th September.  Dawn has chosen #181 Baby Girl. For more details please visit the blog, where the DT have created their inspiration for you. 

I made a 6" sq card, a mat of pink card. A white sheet of large dots created with an embossing folder. The large letters BABY created with dies. The baby paraphenalia created using a die from The Works. The sentiment and 3 white roses  from my stash. Hope you enjoy the challenge.

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Sport and or Hobbies


Hello, how are you? Thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Helen has chosen for #304 Sports and or Hobbies, (for males of course).  For more details and to see the wonderful ideas from the DT please visit the blog.

For my card materials and techniques used - I chose Walking and Photography.

Stamps all avalaible from Creative Stamping #83 magazine - stamps included are by Hunkydory -       Love of Stamps -The Great Outdoors.  Distress Inks - Versafine  Onyx Black - Promarkers. 

Ist and 2nd stage stamping, Fussy cutting - Stamping Platform to create stamping image. 3d foam pads.

I hope you feel challenged to enter the challenge. 


Thursday, 1 September 2022

Clean and Simple


 Hello, today we start a new monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.   Billie A has chosen  #140 Clean and Simple. For more details and to see the inspiration created by the design team please visit the blog. 

My DT card, above, was created on a Kanban small circle card, which I made into an easel card.  The stamp is from a set of stamps - Christmas Gnomes gifted with a Creative Stamping #102 magazine.  I coloured him with Promarkers with a little addition of a gold gel pen. Keeping it clean and simple. The easel stopper was created using stamps from the same set and raising them on 3d foam pads. I hope you are feeling challenged to create a Clean and Simple Christmas card, adding another to your Christmas cards being made in advance. 

Monday, 29 August 2022

Back to School


Hello, how time flies, school returns next week, exam results are over, the hot summer is over, Yippee! 
this is the best time of the year for me. Despite all the factor creams I have used, I have had sunburn on my hands and arms 3 times this summer. We suspect mostly caused sitting in the car with the heat through the windscreen. Ah! well, lovely long cool days and evenings ahead. 
So for our challenge at Make My Monday, starting today chosen by Dawn, we have 
#182 Back to School.  For more details and to see the inspirastion by the design team, please visit the blog.
For my card, I began with a shaped Kanban card, covered with a sheet of Santoro design paper. The stamp is #2 Gorguss New Heights, coloured with Promarkers and pencils.  The card candy are coloured with an orange Promarker. I hope you enjoy the challenge, I look forwarad to seeing your entries. 

 

Friday, 26 August 2022

Use Kraft Card


Hello, thanks for your visit.  Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Meg  from the design team has chosen K is for Kraft Card. I hope you enjoy the challenge, I know Kraft card is very popular so we look forward to seeing your entries. For more detaqils and to see the inspirqation from the design team, please pop over to the blog. 

For my kraft card, a scallop edge card, I first added a black mat. Cut additional Kraft card.
 Heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, the Garden Poems wooden stamp from Penny Black. I added black gems, a die cut sentiment and using a white gel pen added some dots for the background. 
I look forward to seeing your Kraft cards. Have fun and please stay well.  



 

Thursday, 25 August 2022

Use 3 of Anything


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we bgin a new two weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Claudia has chosen #180 Use 3 of Anything, so you have a very wide brief this time, enjoy. For more details and to see the interpretation of the challenge by the design team, please visit the blog. 
For my DT card, I started with a white card. Using black card to mat a piece of Art Deco Kanban card. The 3 ladies are - Vintage Collection by Hero Arts, I won these many years ago and have just taken the plastic cover off and introduced ink for the first time, for this challenge.  I used promarkers to colour them. Using the usual skin tones and grey and pink for the hats. Sentiment is Art Deco design - Best Wishes. 
Have fun, this is a cool challenge, enjoy and please stay well. 


 

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Use A Stencil


 Hello indeed, to the few who do look at my posts, I thank you. I'm sorry if I don't visit you. I have so many to visit and comment on, I know others may feel I am ignroring them. Not true, I can only do so many. I would love to visit everyone one of my design team members, in total, currently 27. 

Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - #303 Use A Stencil. For more details and to see the interpretation of the challenge by the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card. A white 6" sq base card. A black mat. Stencil applied to a white card.

Leaf stencil - 3DI inks applied - Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough. Applied using small sponge finger daubers.  Large print 'hello' die.  Sloth stamp from Go Wild stamp set in Creative Stamping #3. Coloured with Kuretake Zig Colour Brushes. 4 black gems,. I hope you hunt out a stencil and enjoy the challenge. Stay well. 

Monday, 15 August 2022

Christmas In August

 


Hellow, welcome to my blog, I have two entries today so please scroll down to find it. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. #181 Christmas in August. 
For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used stamps from a set named Mary and Joseph from Crafter's Companion. The background is coloured with DI Wild Honey and edged with Rusty Hinge.  I love the names of these D Inks. The centre parts are partly raised with 3d foam pads. All the central area coloured with Promarkers. Stay safe and thanks. 

At the Beach


 Hello, I hope you are well and for those in the UK I hope you are enjoying the weather.  Sadly I  am one of those who feel my roots are Scandinavian, for this weather is not good for me.   Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges I have chosen  #155 At the Beach.  I hope you enjoy it. For more info and to see the inspiration from the design team please go to the blog.

White card, dark blue paper to mat the image. White card for the stamping. Stamps - from an  A4 sheet of stamps given in a magaizine last year. Coloured with Promarkers. 

Friday, 12 August 2022

J is for Juvenile (Young Person)


 Hello and welcome. Thanks for popping by. Today we have a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.   It being my turn to choose the challenge.  We have J is for Juvenile ( young person ) .  For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my DT card, I started with a white 6" scallop edge card. Covered in 3 pretty green papers, all from inside a Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. A die cut sentiment,  3 card candy. The stamp is by ?Polkadoodles - not too sure. Promarkers used to colour. I love the tatty hair on this little girl.  Take care and I hope you will be entering our challenge.  

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Check It Out! (Gingham/Plaid)


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.    Helen has chosen 

#179 Check It Out! (Gingham/Plaid). For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog,

Materials used to make my card.

White scallop edge card. Black card. Papers and ephemera from Off To The Races - Graphic 45 paper pad. Sentiment - die. Gingham paper. 3D pads. Watercolour pencils to colour the image. 

Stamp used - from Australia - Off To Ther Races. 

Thanks for your visit. Take care and stay safe. 

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Get A Little Dirty Distress + Grunge.


 

Hello, I hope you are well. Thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. The challenge chosen by Jolanda is Get  A Little Dirty - Distress + Grunge.  For more info, and to see the design team's creations please visit the blog. 

Materials Used

I used a white 6" sq. card. The blue border is DI Peacock Feathers. Black card. White card smooched in 3 Distress Inks - heat dried. Promarkers to colour the image. Scissors to create the  distressed edges,  3D foam pads for the image. 

Stamps and dies used 

Vintage Memories - Rugby. On Your day dies from my stash. 

Monday, 1 August 2022

Spotlight Technique


 Hello, today we begin a two weekly challenge at Make My Monday. Jackie, frrom the DT has chosen #180 Spotlight Technique. For more info., and to see the inspiration from the DT please visit the blog. 

Materials used for my card. - White and black card. Memento and Versafine Black inks. Promarker pens. Circle die.

Stamps - Woodware Perfect Petals - Sentiment stamp from my stash. 

Thanks , take care and happy crafting. 

Sentiment Main Focus

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin our monthly challenge for Sparkles Christmas.  Helen has chosen #139 Seniment for the Main Focus. For more details and to see the creations by the DT please visit the blog. 

For my card.....

Materials - A red scallop edge card, Holly paper from my stash. Red and white card. Red ribbon. Crystal gems, Promarker Red pens and a gold Metallic pen. 

Stamp - Crafter's Companion - Merry Little Christmas Tree. 

Take care, stay safe and thanks for popping by.

Friday, 29 July 2022

I is for Interests e.g. Hobbies etc.


Hi, today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Helen from the design team has chosen for     I is for  Interests e.g. Hobbies etc.  For more details and to see the creations by the DT, please visit the blog. 

I made a 6 x 4 card. 

Stamps and Embossing Folder from Creative Stamping magazine #91

Materials used - Green pearlised cardstock, sanding block to knock back the crafty words.                 Picked Rasberry DI. Promarkers to colour the sewing machine. Pink cardstock Square Die cuts. Have fun, we look forward to seeing your interpretations of the challenge. Stay well and stay safe. 

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Black + White + 1 other Colour


Hello, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a new two week challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Sue, from our design team has chosen #178 Black + White + 1 other colour.. I am expecting to see some wonderful entries over the next two weeks. For more information and to see the design team's creations please pop over to the blog. 

How my card was created.......
Stamps - Dreams can come true - from Inkylicous.  Butterfly - from my stash. 

Materials used - Black + White spotted card, Yellow card, white card, all from my stash. 
Yellow pencils to colour the butterfly.  3 d foam pads-  Ink - Onyx Black Versafine. 
Dies - Several from a Square Nesting Set  of dies. 
Thanks again, please visit again, stay well and safe. 

 

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Recycle Something


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. For the next two weeks our challenge will be #301 Recycle Something. Time to use up some of your old and maybe used stash, give it some new life. For more info., and to see the design teams recycled creations please visit the blog.

For my card, I removed the X-stitched Aida from an old but clean card. I ironed out the creases and adhered it to a piece of card. I found a photo frame which I cut down to cover a 5 x 7 card.  A totally recycled card, ready for Christmas.  Have fun, there is so much can be achieved. 

Monday, 18 July 2022

Outdoor Sport

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at Make My Monday. Claudia has chosen #179 Outdoor Sports.  For more infor and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 
For my card, the Oudoor Sport had to be golf, the ex football players in my family have now taken up with golf, so this card will suit a few men in the coming months.  I started with a sq of watercolour card. Splattered Mowed Lawn (appropriate), then spritzed with water. Dipped and dried the card, several times. I stamped a selection of the small stamps from the set to create the background. The sentiment and golfer are from the same set Craft 'UK' Rubber stamps - Sports Collection.  These were stamped onto white card, the golfer coloured with Promrkers, fussy cut, glued to the card. The sentiment, added to coloured card and adhered with 3d foam tape. Finally a black Promarker edged the card, rather than adding another layer of card. Take care and stay safe. 

Friday, 15 July 2022

Holidays UK and US


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges, Veronika has chosen for the letter H - H is for Holidays. We can either create the UK choice for Vacational Holidays or the American choice of Christmas time Holidays. For more details and to see the creations by the design team please visit the blog. 
For my US version, Here is a card made with Crafter's Companion stamps from a Snow Day kit. I used several DI to stamp snowflakes on the background. On the main design I blended with Chipped Sapphire. Promarkers to colour the remainder. 



For the UK version of Holiday I have chosen to make a beach scene for a vacation. For the card I have used Hobby Art stamps - Coastal Create-It Stamps. The card has a curved aperture front, with more cut out work on the card.  I used Aquamarkers to watercolour the design.  I hope you enjoy the challenge and look forward to you taking part in the Alphabet Challenge. Stay well and safe. 


A Shaker Card

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkle Monthly Challenges, Claudia has chosen for #154 A Shaker Card. For more details and to see the amazing inspiration created by the design team,  please visit the blog. 

I started with a 5" x 7 " white card. The paper is from a 12 x 12 paper/card pad from The Works. Aperture and frame created with dies. Acetate, assorted blue and silver beads. A pair of Tattered Butterflies by Lyndsey Mason. The stamped flower is by My Paper World. All colouring medium is with Promarkers. Stay well and please be safe. 



Thursday, 14 July 2022

Get Inky!

 


Hello, thanks for popping by. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I have chosen for        #177 Get Inky!  For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, plaease visit the blog,

For my 6" card, I have a navy blue mat on a white card. I coloured the next layer with Worn Lipstick and Picked Rasberry DI. Coloured the main images with Promarkers. All the stamps are from a Crafter's Companion Stocking and Presents kit. Stay safe and take care. 

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Congratulations!


Hello, welcome and to all the players, design teams, visitors Congratulations.  Over at Cardz for Guyz we are celebrating our 300th challenge post. I am so thrilled that the blog I started so long ago is still going strong, I thank everyone who has participated over the years, since 2014.  So I chose for our challenge #300 Congratulations.  

I started using a 5" x7" card. First covered with a dull gold paper. I then used an assortment of Washi tape of the same tones and hues. Added to a peice of card, sort of diagonally. I began in the middle and worked ouwards on each side,  all ends neatly folded behind the card. I added to the main card with foam tape.  I adhered across the card a strip of toning ribbon. The Congratulations word and backing cut with die cuts. 
I would love to see your Congratulations card over on the blog. Take care and stay safe. 

 

Monday, 4 July 2022

Splatters!!


 Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today at Make My Monday, we start a new two week challenge. Billie a has chosen #178 Splatters!! (Splashes). For more details and to see the inspiration by the DT please visit the blog, 

For my card,  I was inspired by many of the Splattered cards on Pinterest, so thanks to all the persons who had created such beautiful creations. I starterd with a 6" white scallop edge card.  Watercolour card for the image. Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio DI, sprayed with water, card smooched into the ink, Sheena Douglass Dragonfly - A Little Bit Scenic - Flying Colours  stamped in black onto card. Splattered card with Cracked Pistachio. Dragonfly wings stamped onto white card, painted with two colours, glitter added, fussy cut, decoupaged onto the previously stamped black dragonfly.  Crystal gems added. Enjoy.

Friday, 1 July 2022

#138 Stars


 Hello, welcome to my blog, there is another post below this, also for the 1st July, if you would like to scroll down. Today we begin the new monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.  For July Heather has chosen #138 Stars. For more details and to see the inspiration from the DT please visit the blog. 

I covered the front of a 6" sq. white card with a sheet of holographic pink card. The white card was embossed on both sides with a Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment, from a stamp set by TEXT(ures) by Lou Collins - Seasonal Sentiments. The stars were created with a punch using the same pink card.  Embroidery thread added, secured and stars added with 3d foam pads. Happy crafting. 

Alphabet Challenges - G is for Giggle


Hello, thanks for your visit. Our challenge at Alphabet Challenges for the next two weeks, starting today is G is for Giggle, a humerous card. For more details and to see the DT inspiration please visit the blog. 
I used a 5 x 7 in white card, covered with navy card. Then added a sheet of paper from my magazine stash. The main image is matted onto yellow and navy card raised on 3 d foam pads. The image was created using 3 cats from a stamp set free with a magazine ages ago, The paw borders and sentiment are from the same set. I hope you feel inspired to give the challenge a shot. Happy Crafting,


 

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Triangles


Hello and welccome to my blog. Today we begin a new two weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn S has chosen #176 Triangles. For more details and to see the DT inspiration please visit the blog.
 
For my 5 x 7 in. card I covered the front of the card with a pretty blue card. Using papers from a paper pad - Forever Free- First Edition - I  cut triangle shapes to fan around the card. A die cut circle and a background die with a stamped sentiment from my stash.  I believe this is called a Sunburst Technique. Hasppy crafting. I hope you enjoy the challenge of cutting up triangles.  

 

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Summer Theme


Hello and welcome, today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Pamela has chosen
 #299 Summer Theme. Please visit the blog for more deetails and to see the inspiration from the design team.
For my DT card, I have a made a split version by cutting off the top 3" of a 5 x 7 in. card. A navy and light blue mat. On both the 7" piece and the lower 4" a white piece of card added. The stamps and sentiment are in included in the Creative Stamping #110 magazine. Blue Sky DI water washed on the upper and lower white card. Remainder coloured with watercolour pencils. The bird placed so it is clear of the upper section.  Thanks for looking. Take care.

 

Monday, 20 June 2022

Colouring at MMM

 


Hello, thanks for popping by. Today at Make My Monday our new challenge begins - Pamela has chosen #177 Colouring - Any Medium  More details and the inspiration from the DT are found on the blog, please pop in for a visit.

I love colouring, I have started to colour in a few of the  Adult Colouring Books and am having a great time, it is so relaxing, full of well-being, as they now say. This challenge was a pleasure to do. Which of my many stamps should I use?  This is the first time I have used this beautiful stamp, called Floral Dreams Lady by Daisy B Stamps. I used Promarkers to colour her. Decoupaged the flower with the pearl. Lightly blended Worn Lipstick around the edges. A die cut greeting added. The image card added to a black mat on a white card.

Friday, 17 June 2022

F is for Friendship


 Hello and welcome. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges.  Deborah, our newest member, has chosen F is for Friendship.  More details and the DT inspiration are on the challenge blog, please take the time to pop over to check it out.

For my Friendship card, I used a 7 x 5" white card. Matted with a black card. Papers used are from Simply Cards and Papercraft #228, along with the perfume and flowers bottle stamp. I used Promarkers to lightly colour the perfume and then the flowers. The greeting ..hello friend.. is from the same set. Pink gem stones added to the pink flowers on the band. Take care, stay safe and I look forward to seeing your entry. 

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Die Cuts and or Punches


Hello, thanks for popping by. Todat we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  Lynda has chosen 
#175  Die Cuts and or Punches.  More details and the DT inspiration are on the challenge blog,
For my 6" white sq. card. I matted with a cream glitter card which was the card used throughout. The background paper is from my magazine papers stash. The circle from a nested die set. The buterflies amongst my dies collection. The die greeting of Birthday and stamped wishes by Lisa Horton Crafts. Thanks again, take care and stay safe. 

 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

#153 Things with Wings

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge  at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.   Vickie has chosen #153 Things with Wings.  Further details and the DT inspiration are on the blog, please pay a visit.  For my card......

A 7 x 5" white card, I cut a 5 x 5 " piece of white card. Using 4 Distress Ink colours I created a striped area, spritzed with water and dipped in the card, I dried it several times, dipping into the wet area several times. When completely dry, I cut 4 strips of different widths. Stamped stars with Rusty Hinge and the  ivy design with Mowed Lawn over the green areas. The biutterflies were stamped, fussy cut and coloured with pencils and Promarkers, as was the floral arrangement. All added with 3d foam. Greeting stamped. All the stamps are from a Stamp set - Enchanted Woodland from Creative Stamping #83 magazine. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Father's Day June 19th.


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit.  Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  I have chosen #298 Father's Day - June 19th. Further details and the wonderful inspiration by the design team are on the blog, so please pop in. 

For my card, I used some designer paper for the background. A strip of dark blue card across the join. The main image is from a "Craft UK" Golf stamp set matted and layered on papers used. Coloured with Ptomarkers. and a Silver gel pen for the metal parts. Sentiment from my stash.  Enjoy.

Monday, 6 June 2022

HLS Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Happy Little Stampers - Stencil Challenge. More information is available on the challenge blog. 


For my tall slimline card, I first stencilled the part brick wall, with a stencil from Chocolate Baroque, using 3 Distress Inks.  I then stamped the main image- Tatty Daisies by Woodware Stamps. Some areas which lay over the brick wall needed to be decoupaged (flat). The flower and leaves were coloured with Promarker pens. Sentiment is with the same stamp set as above.  Stay well. 

 

Summertime


Hello, thanks for your visit. Our new challenge for Make My Monday begins today.  Sue has chosen for #176 Summer Fun. Think about all the nice things you enjoy doing in the Summer time.  for more details please visit the blog, the DT have some super inspiration for you to admire. 

My first card was put together with a mixture of stamps from two magazine sets. By the Seaside and Summer Escapes set, both with Creative Stamping. I used Distress inks for the background colours. a white gel pen on the waves. The remainder were coloured with Promarkers. 


For my second card, as a few of our DT are on holidays themselves, this fills in a slot. This is from last year, so it's only as suggestion,. I used Hobby Art stamps - Coastal Create-It set. The card has a curved aperture front, with some art work at the front. I used Aquamarkers to watercolour the design. I hope you have fun creating your own Summer fun card. 


 

Thursday, 2 June 2022

E is for Embossing wet or Dry

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Our latest letter to be added to Alphabet Challenges is stating today -       E is for Embossing Wet or Dry.  For more details and to see the inspiration by the wonderful design team, please visit the blog. 

For my DT card, I first used a stencil, using blue and violet distress inks, using a soft hair applicator from Lisa Horton. The stamped the heat embossed image and journey sentimen both by Inkylicious, I stamped with Black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The rain and shine stamp is from my stash. I hope you enjoy the challenge, I know heat embossing is a popular technique, I wonder which one will be in ther lead when the challenge ends.?


Two or More Designer Papers


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Cardz 4 Galz we have a new challenge.  

#174 To use Two or More Designer Papers.

For more details and to see my fellow design team members inspiration please visit the blog.

For my card, again a white 6" card. A black mat. The two papers I used are from a 6" paper pad by Papermania  Capsule Collection- Midnight Blush . The stamped flower is a very old one, a freebie with the magazine Crafter Stamper. A 2" embossed white square with a black mat. The sentiment is a stamp by Woodware Stamps. thanks for your visit. I hope you are well. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Cute Christmas Critters.

 


Hello, thanks for your viist. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. 

Debbie has chosen #137 Cute Christmas Critters.

For more details and to see the inspiration creted by the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, a 5" sq white card. I stamped with Owlgate by Little Claire Designs ( no longer around). Coloured with Promarkers and glitter added for snow  sections. Tumbled Glass for the sky. Mounted along with the sentiment onto black card and a red and green tartan. 

Hope you are well and will enjoy taking part in the challenge. 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

#297 On The Water

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz -#297 On The Water  For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my 6" white sq. card these are the materials and techniques I used. 

Background leaf card - The Works stash.  All stamps used with Creative Stamping magazine #86.

Memento black to stamp. Promarkers to colour image. Reflection of duck technique - stamped onto acetate then turned it over to stamp directly under the duck on the water.  DI FadedmJeans to edge the water part of the scene. Die cut of Birthday Wishes from my stash.. 

Enjoy your crafting, I'm sure you can find something to join in our challenge. Take care.

Monday, 30 May 2022

HLS Watercolour - Anything Goes

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, today we begin our June Challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.. For more details please visit the blog and you will alos be able to see the inspiration  created by the design team. 


For a 6"sq. white card with a black mat. I used a white piece of watercolour card using the following materials and techniques. 

3 Distress Inks watercoloured - card added and smooched for background.
Added DI Scattered Straw around the edges.  Heat embossed with Gold EP the stamp - by Woodware Stamps - Long Tall Flowers - Painted flowers with ZIG Clean Colour pens - 
Stamped small script on the background. 
Stamped - heat embossed with Gold EP the sentiment - from Woodware Stamps.