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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Wildlife

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz- #296 Wildlife. For more details and to see the wonderful inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog.

I made a white slimline tentfold card,matted onto black card. I blended two blue Distress inks for the sky.  I used a watercolour splash of blue and green, for the water below. I added Dovecraft sparkle glitter to parts of the water and around the otter. Parts are coloured with pencils. The wildlife scene was created  using  'By The Water' stamps with the Creative Stamping magazine #86.  I look forward to seeing your entries into the challenge. Have fun and please stay well. 

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Floral Frenzy

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.            #152 Floral Frenzy For more details and to be inspired by the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, it is a 5 x 7" card. a strip of Washi tape down the side. 'Bloom' die cut from Inidgo Blu. The Mason jar stamp, flowers and leaves are with a Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine, #230. I coloured with Promarkers, pencils and a white gel pen to add highlights, then fussy cut, adding to the card with 3d foam pads. I stamped and added extra leaves to expand the design, to create, hoepfully, a Floral Frenzy.  Enjoy your crafting and please stay well. 

Monday, 9 May 2022

Springtime


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. I have chosen for #174 Springtime - share with us birds, flowers, lambs, bunnies anything to depict Spring. For more details and to see the wonderful creations from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my 6x4" card, I have a dark blue mat for the decorated white card. I used an embossing folder to create the oval of flowers and leaves, coloured with finger daubers and a blending tool. Colour pencils for the flowers. The images are from a Hunkydory magazine #07. All coloured with pencils and Promarkers. Have fun and I hope you stay well. 

Friday, 6 May 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. 


I decided to do a CAS card this month. The stencil used for the background is by Dutch Doobadoo. I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. The Hello is a die cut. The flower die cuts are by Lisa Horton.  The card is a short slimline card. Enjoy the challenge and please stay well. 

C is for Cars


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Over at Alphabet Challenges  - our cew challenge starts today - C is for Cars. More details  and the inspiration by the design team available on the blog, please pay it a visit. 

I made a 5 x 7" card. I stamped the car onto tissue paper and allowed it to dry naturally. On a piece of white card, I blended several Distress inks for a colourful background, When the tissue paper was dry I adhered it, very carefully onto the blended piece of card, placing the cars in the opposite direction of the car. I stamped the car onto white cared, coloured with Promarkers , fussy cut and added to the card with 3D foam pads. Added sentiment from the stamp set. The stamps are from a set with Creative Stamping #3 Around the World. Have fun, I look forward to seeing your car in the challenge. Stay well.


Thursday, 5 May 2022

Food and or Drink


 Hello, welcome to my blog. We begin our new challenge today at Cardz 4 Galz.  Claudia has chosen #172 Food and or Drink. More details are on the blog, as is the inspiration by the design team. 

My 5 x 7 card depicts a retro bathroom. The wallpaper was created by adding Washi tape to the white card, below I added paper from a paper pad. The dividing strip is also Washi tape.  The lady in the bath is by Flippen Women, no longer in business, but I love playing with my old stamps, now and then. This lady is celebrating her birthday in style, with a sparkling drink in her bath. I first stamped the image, then coloured it with Promarkers, then fussy cut it, adding it with 3D foam pads to the card. Have fun, stay well aned Happy Crafting. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

D is for...................

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. We begin a new challenge at Cardz for Guyz today. Deb has chosen one which will suit all ages. #295 D is for......... I'm sure you can fun with this. For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team please visit the blog. 

I made a 5 x 7 wite card, which I blended with DI Salty Ocean, to give a sky background. Added 3 die cut circles. Stamped the 3 Dragons using Craftyscrappers stamps - Magical Birthday. I coloured them with Promarkers.  Fussy cut  the dragons and used foam pads to add them to the circles. The sentiment is from the same set. Have fun, stay well and happy crafting. 

Sunday, 1 May 2022

HLS Watercolour -Anything Goes -May

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, today we begin our April 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 my 6" sq white card, I have a black mat. The stampe is Bursting Blooms by Julie Hickey. I watercolour painted the flowers with Koo-I-Noor w/c paints and ZIG Clean Colour brush pens. I then watercolour washed the background. I used a dotty stencil, with Peacock Feathers DI to finish. have fun and stay well. 

Monday, 25 April 2022

Happy Birthday


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Our new challenge begins today at Make My Monday - chosen by Debbie #173 Happy Birthday.  Please visit the blog for more details and to see the inspiration by the design team.

For my card, I used a tall tent folded card to display the birthday card. A pink checked background. Die cut of black frame, flowers and a shadow dropped birthday greeting using  Lisa Horton Dies. The flower background is from a sheet of ombre glitter card. Additional die cut age 60.  Looking forward to sseing all of your birthday cards. Stay well and happy crafting. 

Friday, 22 April 2022

B is for Blooms

 


Welcome to my blog. Today begins a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Debbie has chosen for the letter B - B is for Blooms.  Visit the blog for more details and to see the design team's inspiration.

For my 6" sq, white card I have a black mat. The stamp is by Julie Hickey - Bursting with Flowers,  the sentiment is from a stamp set called Just a Note  also by Julie. I used Promarkers in shades of blue and green to colour. Blended around the edges with DI Peacock Feathers. Take care, please stay well.

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Think Pink!


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Our new challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Galz.  Helen has chosen for us #171 Think Pink! For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team please visit the blog. 

For my white 6" card, I followed the instructions in the Simply Cards and Papercraft #228 magazine, using the Floral Embossing Folder to create two sides of the card. I used Worn Lipstick and daubers to colour the embossed panels. As this was mostly a papercraft card, I have also added a card I made recently to show stamping, decoupage and stencilling. 


Take care, stay well and happy crafting. 

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Use A Tag

 


Hello and welcomer to my blog. Today starts our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  for the next two weeks. Helen has chosen #294 Tag You're It!, we need to see either a Tag on it's own or a Tag on a card. For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team please visit the blog. 

I started with a white 6" card. Using papers from a paper pad - First Edition Wild At Heart - I added a  grey mat. Then a patterned with leaves piece of paper. Two ATC size panels, then the tag, a die cut, which has small cut outs from within the same pad. The Birthday wishes is a die cut from my stash.

Stay well, happy crafting.

Friday, 15 April 2022

Use Animal Print


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin our new challenge in the Sparkles Monthly Challenge blog. 

Dawn  has chosen for #151 To Use Animal Print. 

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

I made two cards, the4 card above a 5x7 landscape white card, has a black mat. The papers and the image are taken from the magazine Making Cards and Papercraft # May/June '21.  The sentiment was stamped with words on a The Works set of sentiments.

The card below has the same source, but the cats were stamped using stamps, from the June '18 edition of the same magazine as mentioned above. 


Enjoy your crafting and please stay safe. 

Monday, 11 April 2022

Using Washi Tape

 




Hello, today our new challenge starts on Make My Monday.  Dawn chose for us #172 Use Washi Tape. For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog.  

Recently I was fortunate to go to a Daisy B Crafts workshop, where I was instructed on how to dress an Elegant Dress stamp with Washi Tape.  I coloured the drapes and  the Sparkle Shoe with an Amethyst Promarker pen, a purple pencil for the inner sole and again Washi tape for the patterned back of the shoe. The sentiment from my stash, with a few short strips of silver Washi tape to decorate the card. For the background I used a Honey Do Crafts stencil with Dusty Concord DI. I look forward to seeing how you have used your Wash tape. Take care.


Friday, 8 April 2022

Animal Antics


 Hello, welcome to my blog.  Today we begin our 12th round of the Alphabet A - Z Challenges, which all started way back in 2011. Thanks to everyone who has contributed in it's continued success. I especially thank the design teams past and of course the present team. The players who with their continued interest we can continue with their support.

Our opening challenge at Alphabet Challenges, chosen by Meg is A is for Animal Antics. For more details and to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog.

I made an 8" card, with a green and a distressed orange sheet of paper for the mats. The stamped designs are all from Little Clair Stamps, - no longer in business. I think of the collection of hedgehogs as being Hedgehog Happiness. All were watercoloured, using Koh-I-Noor watercolour paint. The sentiment is from a die collection in my stash. Take care.



Thursday, 7 April 2022

Fun Folds

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. The new challenge today at Cardz 4 Galz is #170 Fun Folds. For more details and to see the inspiration by the design team please visit the blog.

I made an easel card. The backing papers, the patterned silver riser and the main image are from a sheet by Kanban. I used silver mirri for the main background. I hope you enjoy the challenge and remember it is called Fun Folds so have some fun. Take care and stay safe. 

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenges

 



Hello and welcome to my blog, today we begin the Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes at Happy Little Stampers.  For more details and to see the design team's inspiration please visit the blog. 
For my design team card I first used a stencil, using blue and violet distress inks, using a soft hair applicator from Lisa Horton. The stamped image and journey sentiment are both from Inkylicious. I stamped them with Versafine and clear embossing powder to heat emboss. The rain and shine stamp are from my stash. I hope you enjoy the challenge and will have a go. Take care and enjoy your crafting. 



Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Add Texture to your Card


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Melanie has chosen for the challenge #293 Add texture to your card or project. Have fun with this one, so many possibilities to add texture. For more details please visit the blog, to also see the inspiration created by the wonderful design team. 
It's been a while since I made an easel card, so had a go with this one. I made the lower section to look like a road, eve with stones to light the way. Neither of the images are road bikes, but if you don't tell, nor will I. The background is torn corrugated card from a box, messed up with DI Walnut Stain.  A torn page from a road map. Both the decoupaged bikes, I believe came from a sheet from either Kanban or a similar company, had them forever.' Celebrate' from a stamp in my stash. I had fun making this messy card. Enyoy crafting and please do stay safe. 



 

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour challenge

 



Hello, welcome to my blog. today we begin our April challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge - Anything Goes.  For more details please visit the blog and alsdo enjoy seeing the insdpiration from the design team. 

For my DT entry, I pulled out my Brusho powders and used a mixutre of maybe 5 colour sprinklers, I dried the watercolour card inbetween different sprinkles, When completely dry, I stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder on the image and the Dream sentiment.  The stamps are both from Inkylicious. The small birthday greeting is from my stash. I love the amazing array of colours you can achieve but never predict with Brushos. Stay well and thanks for popping in. 

Monday, 28 March 2022

Use A Stencil

 


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.  Meg has chosen for #171 Use A Stencil. For more details please visit the blog, you will also see the wonderful inspiration from the design team. 

For my card, I stencilled a striking sunburst with a mixture of yellow Distress inks, using Lisa Horton hairy daubers, I'm not sure of their real name. Ha Ha. I stamped the gin glass and lots of embellishments on white card, coloured them. Cut them out to add to the glass and surrounding background. The glass and elements are all from a magazine - Simply Cards and Papercraft # 218.Enjoy your crafting and please stay safe and well. 

Friday, 25 March 2022

Z is for Zig-Zags

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Is is my turn to choose so, I chose for the letter Z - Zig Zags. for more details please visit the blog. the design team have some wonderful inspiration waiting for you. 

For my card, being honest, it eveloved because of the paper, first zig zag I found in my stash. The paper and dog image are from a Making Cards and Paercraft magazine issue Oct. 2020. I used black card to mat several pieces. 'Thinking of You' is a die cut.  I hope you have enjoyed the challenge for the last A-Z,, and are looking forward to the team starting the new A-Z series. 





Thursday, 24 March 2022

Spring Flowers


 Hello, I hope you are well and safe. Thanks for visiting my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.   For my turn to choose , we have #169 Spring Flowers for Mother's Day (UK) or Spring Flowers. For more details please visit the blog, where you will find the inspiration from the design team.

For my 6" scallop edge card, I lightly blended Warm Lipstick DI around the card. I used a small embossing folder, matted onto pink card. I lightly coloured the embosssed flowers with Dovecraft Chalks.  The jar and flower stamp were also coloured with the chalks. I used a gold gel pen for the top of the bottle. All the stamps and the embossing folder were additions to the Simply Cards and Papaercraft Magazine #228. A Mother's Day die and 'Happy' are from my stash. Love to all Mothers, and to those who, like me, no longer have our Mothers with us, I also send my love. Stay safe.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Equinox Spring

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Jolanda has chosen for #202 Equinox Seasonal Chanages - Spring. For more info., please visit the blog. The design team have added their inspirational cards to the blog.

For my card, I created a scene, which is how I see spring - new growth, new birth, clean bright trees, grass and skies.  All the stamps used are from Hobbyart Stamps. In this small picture I used four stamps, the hayfield with the trees,  the cottage, the fence and finally the sheep. all coloured with Promarkers, used lightly to create brighter colours, as if watercoloured. Matted onto a black card and adhered to a scallop edge white card. Sentiment is from my stash.


Tuesday, 15 March 2022

#150 For Men Only

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, it being my turn to choose, this is it - #150 For Men Only. Many cardmakers say this is the most difficult card to make, it really isn't, so please give it a try. Take a look in our blog for details and to see the inspiration from the wonderful design teasm. We are looking for a few more members, if you would be interested.

Using a white 6" sq card,  a piece of navy card created the background.  Papers used are from a paper pad - French Riviera by Sweet Dixie. The motorbike stamps is by Personal Impressions., coloured with Promarkers and a Silver coloured Sakura gel pen for the metals. Have fun, please think of taking part. Stay safe and well. Best wishes. x



Monday, 14 March 2022

Colours- Blue, Purple and Yellow

 


Hello, I hope you are well and safe. Please join us in a new challenge at Make My Monday. For our challenge Jackie has chosen for us #170 Colours - Blue, Purple and Yellow.  For more info, visit the blog and you will also see the wonderful inspiration by the design team.

For my card I can honestly say it developed as I went along, it isn't what I intended but accidents happen, isn't that called serendipity? I started with the watercolour splodge effect using Salty Oceon and Chipped Sapphire, but had to add some Seedless Preserves. I stamped the Crafty Roo Designs - Funky Flower and Happy sentiment. I stamped the flower again and painted with Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens yellow and Mid Green, cut out the flowers and leaves and decoupaged onto the original stamp. Added to a black mat. I then added two pieces of paper from a paper pad Soft Romance from The Works, placing the blue and purple opposite the watercoloured section for a background on the white card, with a further black mat. 

Again, thanks for your visit, I hope you feel inspired.  

Friday, 11 March 2022

Y is for Your Favourite Colour Combination


 Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at  Alphabet Challenges.  Helen has chosen Y is for Your Favourite Colour Combination. For more details please pop over to the blog, where you will also see the inspiration created by the wonderful design team.

My card is in my favourite range of colour combinations, blue and yellow or blue and beige. Today I am showing Blue and Yellow to support Ukraine. 

A white card, black mat. White card, stamped with Mermaid Lagoon DI. using Woodware Grasses. The main panel block on 3d foam is coloured with the Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw DI's and stamped with the same stamp as the background. Tied with a yellow growgrain ribbon, weith pretty white daisies. I hope you enjoy the challemnge, have a go and happy crafting. Stay well.

Thursday, 10 March 2022

#168 Zoo/Safari Animals

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.   Dawn S has chosen #168 Zoo or Safari Animals. For more info, please pop over to the blog, where you will see the inspiration created by the design team. 

For my card on an A5 white card, I added a black card for the mat, with a white card for the main Kraft card. I drew a black line around the Kraft card with the chisel point on a black Promarker, The top right corner is a leaf setencil. The black and white bars and grass stamp, stamped mulitple times are all from the same stamp set as the Zebra. The Zebra was heat embossed. Black stripes were coloured with a black pencil. The white lines with a white Gelli Roll pen. The sentiment is also from the wonderful stamp set from Pink Ink Designs. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Male Slimline Card


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.    Sue has chosen - #291 A Slimline Card (Male) For more details and to see the inspiration by the wonderful design team please pop over to the blog. 

For my card, I used a white DL size for my slimline card. Matted with grey card. I stencilled small hearts  down the right hand side. Added a strip of corrugated red card.  Happy Birthday and the balloon are die cuts added to the card. Stay safe and I hope you enjoy the challenge. 

Sunday, 6 March 2022

HSL Stencil - Anything Goes

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers - Stencil - Anything Goes. For more detailsd please visit the blog, to also see the inspiration by the design team.


For my card, I used a background stencil by Dutch Doobadoo.  The stamps and sentiment are by Lisa Horton, I watercoloured the flowers with Mica paints. I hope you enjoy the challenge and do have a go using a stencil and remember - Anything Goes. Please stay well and safe. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Hello, thanks for your visit.  Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges Helen has chosen #134 Santa is Coming to Town. For more details plese pop onto the blog, where you will also find the inspiration from the fabulous design team. 
For my 6" white sq card. I created a scene with Santa and a few over excited reindeer. I used Katy Sue Stamps - The Spirit of Christmas. Promarkers were used to colour thre images. Watercolour for the sky with DI Stormy Sky. I used the wonderful Fluffy Stuff on Santa's beard and white fur. The greeting is by Crafter's Companion. Thanks again for popping by, enjoy the challenge. Please stay safe wherever you may be.. 
 



Monday, 28 February 2022

Food and Drink


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Claudia has chosen for #169 Food and Drink. For more details please visit the blog where the design team have added their inspirational cards for your perusal. 
For my slimline card I matted with black card. On the main card, I stamped lightly in the background with a Crafty Inspiration stamp, CI 269 - a Tea Party. Just for You die from my stash. The Coffee cup, doughnuts and coffee beans are from a stamp with a Coffee theme from The Works. I coloured the beans and doughnuts. I then blended the edges with Antique Linen D.I.Hope you enjoy making a card, your coffee or will it be tea? Have fun and stay safe, wherever you may be. 


 

HLS Watercolour - Anything Goes

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at 

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour- Anything Goes. For more details please visit the blog where you will see the inspiration from the design team. 


I have a 6" sq. white card. I stamped directly onto the card, using Memento London Fog ( grey colour). The stamp is by Daisy B Crafts  - Sparkle Dress. I coloured the dress using a palette of mica paints from The Works. The colour was filtered down the dress. Am silver gel pen used to edge the V neckline and the straps. Crystal gems were added over thedress. The Birthday die is from Lisa Horton Crafts. I look forward to visiting you to see your watercolour project. Stay safe wherever you are. 

Friday, 25 February 2022

X is for Xanthic - relates to Yellow

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. I pray you are well, safe and not suffering. I do appreciate you taking the time visiting my blog. 
Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges - Veronica has chosen 

X is for Xanthic - relating to the colour Yellow.

For more details please visit the blog where you will find inspiration created by the design team. 

For my card , I chose a scallope edge white card. The stamp is 4.5" sq. Petunia Background by Lisa Horton Crafts. I coloured the Petunias using Yellow and a darker yellow to shade with  mica paint and the leaves two shades of green mica paint. I went around all of the individual elements with a grey Promarker to create a shadow effect. Matted onto green card. The die and stamp sentiment are also by Lisa Horton. Stay safe and well, please take care. 

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Things with Wings

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz - Lynda has chosen        #167 Things With Wings. For more details and to see the inspiration created by the design team please visit the blog. 

We are currently short on DT members, there is a DT Call so if you are interested, please send me an email, all details are on the blog. You do not need to have challenge blog experience, we give a guiding hand to all new DT members. 

I have made two cards this time, first is the fairy above. Black card to mat and layer. The green background is a piece of card previously sprayed with various shades of green, pulled out from my stash. The actual topper is from a sheet already printed, this is what you need for a quickie card. Happy Birthday die. 


Card #2, again I have used balack card for the mat. On watercolour card, I sprinkled from 3 Brusho tubs, Yellow, Orange and a green. Sprayed with water. I stamped the butterfly again on wastercolour card and with the orange and Ruby red Brushos, as a paint. I painted the butterfly. It was then added to the card to decoupage over the original stamped image. the stamp is by Crafty Individuals CI - 519.        The greeting stamp and die are by Lisa Horton. Stay well and safe. 

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Fancy Fold

 


Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a nw challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Billie has chosen #290 Fancy Folds. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest or You Tube if your not sure, or want to try ssomething different.  For more details please visit the blog and see what the DT have created. 

For my card I made a 'Z' card. Created from one sheet of A4 card. Papers used are from a few magazines recently received. The stamps of pots and plants, the sentiment 'Sending you a Prickly Hug'and  the dies of Happy Birthday and the shelf are all from magazine., Creative Stamping #105 presented by Hunkydory.  I used a number of pencils to colour the posts and plants.  Take care and stay safe. 

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Something Big - Something Small

 


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Dawn S has chosen #149 Something Big and Something Small. We leave this entirely to you, but please do tell us what you have done tgo meet the challenge. For more details please visit the blog and check out the inspirtion by the design team. 

For my card, I used a white 5 x 7" card, added a black mat. The coloured card with the foilage at the base was, I admit, a bought sheet from a recent visit to a craft event. It is glossy card, so I had to use my stamping platform to ensure good coverage and prevent slipping when stamping. The stamps I used are the larger (big) fairy Tree Goddess - Luna and the small fairy, the collection of stars are all by Lavinia stamps. I used Versafine Claire - Nocturne ink. The sentiment is from my stash. Have fun, I look forward to seeing your entries.  Stay safe.

Monday, 14 February 2022

Hearts (3)


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.  which will be #168 Three (3) Hearts.  For more details please visit the blog , which also displays the design team's inspiration for the challenge. Happy Valentine's Day to all of our watchers and players. 

My card is a 6 x 4 in. red card, with a white mat. Red patterned paper from my stash added to the lower third. A piece of  black and white card for a paper ribbon. I die cut 3 hearts, 1 in red, 1 in black and the smallest one in gold mirri. A thin red ribbon tied around the mat, with a tied knot. The mat and all additions adhered to the red card. A die cut 'love' added for the sentiment. Enjoy the challenge. Stay safe.

Friday, 11 February 2022

Winter


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Melanie has chosen W is for Winter. Please visit the blog for details and to see the inspiration from our wonderful design team.

For my card, I used a white A6 card. I secured low tack tape at the top and bottom, leaving a workable area. I blended a small amount of Milled Lavendar to the uppermost of the sky, then Stormy Sky for the lower section. The centre trees are by Inkylicious, the outer trees by Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque). The sentiment is from my stash. I look forwatd to viewing your cards. Stay safe and happy crafting. 


 





Thursday, 10 February 2022

Kraft Card


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. #166 Use Kraft Card, chosen by Billie A.  For more details please visit the blog and to see my fellow team mates inspiration for the challenge. 
For my card - I used Kraft card with a lilac mat card. The stamped flower heads are from a set of stamps - Wild Flowers - with the Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine Issue #204. I white heat embossed the flowers and coloured with Koh-I-Noor watercolour paints. I added the stalks and small dots using a white gel pen. I also drew an edge to the Kraft card with the gel pen. The sentiment is from the stamp set. 
Happy cdrafting and please stay safe. 


 

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Love Cards

 


Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - Pamela has chosen    #289 Love Cards. For more details please visit the blog, where you will also see the inspirtion for the challenge by the design team. 

I made a white 6" sq. card.  Added a red card mat. The white card was ran partly through an embossing folder. The hearts were cut with a selection of heart dies, using scraps of card, one of which was also embossed with and embossing folder. 'Be Mine' stamp from my stash. Happy crafting and stay safe.    

Sunday, 6 February 2022

HLS Stencil Challenge - February

 



Hello, welcome to my blog. I am thrilled to be joining so many talented crafters at       Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes - February challenge. 

please visit the main blog for more details and to see the wonderful inspirational cards/ projects displayed by the design team.

For my DT card, above, I started with the background, I wanted the outer border to be of the same colour palette as the main finished project, I used two DI - Vintage Velvet and Chipped Sapphire to create a border around the edge. I used a Lisa Horton stencil, with the same colours as for the edge. The flower stamps are years old grey rubber by Sheena Douglass - Flower Power.  Coloured by dipping into watercoloured inks. Have fun, I look forward to seeing your Stencil card. Take care. xx