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Monday 15 April 2024

April Showers bring May Flowers


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin our Sparkles Monthly challenge with 

#175 April showers bring May flowers, chosen by Pamela from the design team. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6" white scallop edge card, then added a light green mat card. I then added into the centre of a piece of white card, a piece of the same green card as the matt, with a stamped sentiment. On other white card I stamped two flower corners, from Crafter's Companion Springtime Wishes stamp set issued in the Creative Stamping magazine issue#132. I coloured them both with Promarkers, Fussy cut them, added 3d foam pads, then placed them around the sentiment. Finally I added two small butterflies. I hope you enjoy checking out the blog. Happy crafting. 

Monday 8 April 2024

Nat. Portrait of a Bird


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today at Make My Monday, we begin a new challenge, Caz(that's me) has chosen to the challenge, #223 National Portrait of a Bird Day. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

The main image, sentiment and border strip are all components from a page in  a Hunkydory Whopper Topper pad- Birds of the World. The circle of birds have been added with 3D foam pads. I used gold Mirri card on the fold over and base on the Easel card. The pattern paper is from my stash. The yellow backing paper is also from my stash. Have fun. 

Sunday 7 April 2024

Dragonfly Dreams Use A Die



 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Dragonfly Dreams.  To see the wonderful inspirational cards from the design team, please visit the blog. Carol has chosen for this month's challenge Use A Die. 

I began with a 6" white sq. card. I die cut the floral edge. Then the rose and the Birthday Wishes. On the inside of the card I added  a deep cerise Mirri card, using it throughout the design.  Finally I added a few cerise gem stones. I look forward to seeing your cards. Take care, happy crafting. 
 

Friday 5 April 2024

A is for Adventure

 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Alphabet Challenges, we once again for the 14th time are beginning another round of A-Z challenges for you. It all began in 2011. Thanks to everyone during the past 12 years, we look forward to seeing new and long time players joining us during our 13th year.

For our first challenge, Deborah has chosen A is for Adventure. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card;- I used as 6" white sq. card. Added a gold Mirri mat. Added a part of a piece if patterned paper with compasses and maps. The main image is a page from Hunkydory  Square Little Books - Vintage Journeys, matted onto a dark green card. I fussy cut and added a compass. I then decoupaged the background and again the hat. The sentiment is from a set of stamps in my stash I added across the backpack, a Happy Birthday rub on. Happy crafting and take care. 


Thursday 4 April 2024

Cute Animals

 


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

#222 Cute Animals. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

How my card was created:-

A 7" white scallop edge card. Silver Mirri card - 

Background paper -The Works, 12" paper pad, Soft Romance

The main image of kitten in basket is a page from a Hunkydory Home Sweet Home Little Book matted onto purple mirri card. From a second page, I cut out and then decoupaged the  kitten in the basket.

Sewing scissors paper, is from a Hunkydory Sewing Little Book, which was fussy cut. 

Stamped sentiment from my stash. 

Thanks for popping by, take care and happy crafting. 

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Colour Challenge Navy/Kraft/Red


Hello and welcome to my blog, today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Deb H has chosen an interesting Colour challenge for us, #344 Navy/Kraft/Red. To see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6" sq. Kraft card. I added a piece of Navy card for a small background. The image is from a Hunkydory Whopper Topper paper pad. I matted this onto red card. The sentiments and strip of red and white along the bottom are all from the same paper pad. Have fun and stay safe.

 

Monday 1 April 2024

Non-Traditional Colours - Colour Challenge

 


Hello, welcome to my blog, today at Sparkles Christmas challenges,  we begin on the first day of each month and for today and the remainder of April our challenge is #159 To use Non-Traditional Colours for a Christmas card. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, I have gone very contemporary, something I have wanted to try, but it's not really my style. Experimenting is so important to me, I so easily get into the same old rut and feel I have to try to get out. 

I used a white 8" x 4" tent fold card. I added with water 3 Prism colours spread over the cover. Jersey Cream, Butterscotch and Orange Zeal. The contemporary style stamp is by Woodware called Rejoice. The sentiment stamp is on the same stamp set as the main stamp. Take care and  be safe.

Friday 22 March 2024

Z is for Zoology -(All animals)


 Hi, welcome to my blog. Today we begin the last of our A-Z letters, we will be starting a new round after this challenge. Z is for Zoology, which includes any and all animals was chosen by Deborah for the last of this series at Alphabet Challenges. To see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, I used a 5 x 7 inches white card, I added a black mat. I had fun creating this card and for a change lots of time to actually play. The background took a while but it was enjoyable. The background and all of the Zebra images are from a Hobby Art set of stamps. I used both Distress Inks and Hunkydory Prism inks to create the background. The sentiment is by Lisa Horton. Have fun, looking forward to seeing your entries. 

Thursday 21 March 2024

Spring Flowers with Dies


 Hello, today we begin a new two weekly challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Lynda of the design team has chosen the challenge #221 Spring Flowers made with Dies and or Punches. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I made a simple card, or as they say, a CAS, Clean and Simple. I used a 5" scallop edged card. The small flowers are from a small die I have, (being honest, one of a few). I am more of a stamper and paper crafter than a person using dies, but I am starting to collect a few. The stamped sentiment is from my stash. I hope you enjoy the challenge, we on the team, are looking forward to seeing the cards entered. 

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Dogs or Puppies


Hello and hanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Melanie has chosen #343 Dogs or Puppies. To see the inspiration created by the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card I used a white 6" card, added a black mat, then a piece of lilac spotted card. I used a sq. of white and black paper, twisting these to form a background for the picture of the Dalmatian puppy. The puppy is from a set of puppies from Dreamees Crafts. I finally added 2 x 3 large sparkly gem stones. A sentiment matted onto black card, all from my stash. 

 

Friday 15 March 2024

Sweet Treats


 Hello, welcome to my blog, I hope you are all well and ready to play. Today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Helen has chosen #174 Sweet Treats. To see the wonderful yummy inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6" white scallop edge card. I added a gold Mirri sheet to the main background. On this I added a square of beige spotted card. Onto this, again on a gold Mirri layer, I added a square of the yummy Ice Cream float with a cherry on top which was a page in the Hunkydory Sq. Little Book of Chocolate.  I cut from a second sheet the glass and the contents, then I slightly curled it and added it to the main glass with 3d foam pads to decoupage it. Again from the second sheet I fussy cut the two columns of Chocolate at each side, adding them with 3D foam strips. Oh! It's enough for you to rush out to buy a chocolate Sundae. Happy crafting everyone. 

Monday 11 March 2024

#221 Spring - Flowers, weather, Young animals etc.



Hello, welcome to my blog, today we begin a new challenge, chosen by Meg. At Make My Monday, the new challenge is #221 Spring, - Flowers, Weather, young animals,, etc. Oh! How I am longing for the spring, we should be feeling it by now, but there is still a strong presence of winter, and the forecast doesn't relate to spring. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I have  a few favourite spring flowers, the bluebell/harebell being one of them. Walking through a bluebell wood lifts my spirits no end. I made an easel card and a matching bookmark, the main image is a Bluebell stamp from Elusive Images now (Chocolate Baroque), The butterfly is by Lyndsey Mason from her Tattered Butterflies set. Coloured with Promarkers. The background papers are from Papermania. 




Friday 8 March 2024

Y is for Yesteryear Vintage/Retro


 Hello and welcome. Today at Alphabet Challenges we are up to the letter Y - which is  

Y is for Yesteryear Vintage /Retro. To see the wonderful inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6" sq. White card. A gold Mirri mat, then a cream base. The camera, one of my hubby's hobbies, was fussy cut from a Little Square Book from Hunkydory. I added some ephemera, a compass a ticket etc. The sentiments are from my sentiment stash. I hope you enjoy the challenge, it's been a while since we had a challenge of Yesteryear items. Have fun and stay safe. 

Thursday 7 March 2024

Use Some Green


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we began a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Billie A had chosen U - U - Use Some Green. To see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a white slimline card, which measures 3.5" x 8". The green paper is from a Scrapbook pad - Grand Plans. The die flower design is from Lisa Horton. The sentiment is one I found in my stash. 

Tuesday 5 March 2024

#342 Namesake Day -Use a Letter


 Hello and welcome to my blog - today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Jolanda has chosen #342 Namesake Day. There are more details of this on the blog. To see the inspiration from the design team and more details, please visit the blog.

For my card, thinking March 17th is within the time frame, of this challenge, I have made a Happy St. Patrick's Day card.  A dark green mat, with as gingham pale green layer. I die cut a small tag, gold embossed the letter 'P ' adhered it to the card, with a small green bow. The images were Free digi downloads - I decoupaged both of the gnomes and added the St. Patricks' Day greeting. I look forward to seeing your interpretation of the challenge. 

Sunday 3 March 2024

Dragonfly Dreams - Circles


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Dragonfly Dreams. Caz (me) has chosen for the challenge - Circles. To se the wonderful inspirational cards from the design team, please visit the blog, 

I used a scallop edged 6" sq. white card, Using a circle template I blended Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed DI's into the centre. I created 3 circles using silver Mirri card with the appropriate dies, then adhered them to the centre of the card. The daisies DJ stamp is free from Julie Hickey Designs, lightly coloured with Promarkers,  The tag and greeting are from the same source. Thank you Julie. 

Friday 1 March 2024

Plaid or Tartan

 


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges - Debbie has chosen #158 Plaid or Tartan. To see the designs by the design team please visit the blog. 
For my card--------
I began with a white 6" sq. card. I added a Mirri gold mat, onto which I added a sheet of glossy paper red tartan. The stamped LOTV image was coloured with Promarkers, then added to a red, then a gold and finally a white mat. Added to the tartan with 3D foam pads. A die cut sentiment using the gold Mirri  of Merry Christmas the final addition. 

Monday 26 February 2024

Fun Folds - Any theme


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Johanna  has chosen #220 Fun Folds - any theme. To see the design team's inspiration please visit the blog.

For my Fun Fold, with the aid of a single stepper template I created this simple fun fold card. I used a sheet of mat-tastic Hunkydory claret card. All the pattern papers are from a Dreamees Velvet Whisper paper pad. The cat topper is from a pack of Dreamees Curious Cats Set 1.The sentiment I found in my stash. Best wishes, I am lookin g forward to seeing all of your Fun Fold cards. 

Friday 23 February 2024

X is for X-tra Hearts


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today at Alphabet Challenges I have chosen X is for X-tra Hearts. I know Valentine's Day has past us by, but we all have someone we love, who would be happy to receive a card with lots of hearts on it. To see more, the design team have many for you, so please visit the blog. 

I began with a 5 x 7 " embossed card, I die cut 7 hearts, then added them to the edge of the card. I then added the die cut word 'love' and stamped the word 'you'. The 'you' was part of a stamp in my stash.  I don't normally make CAS cards but sometimes I like to shake it up and be different. Take care. Happy crafting.

Thursday 22 February 2024

Seascape


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today at Cardz 4 Galz we begin a new challenge. Johanna has chosen 
#219 Seascape. To see the wonderful inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 
I used a 6 x 4 " (A6) white card. I die cut a circle from a piece of  A6 white card, I then applied the various Distress Inks through the aperture to create the sea and sky .I drew in a few birds, my only true artistic drawing skill. I then removed the piece of card with the aperture, revealing my seascape. I then added a stamped, coloured and fussy cut galleon, for the wonderful but no longer available Tandastamps.  The sentiment is from my stash.

 

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Fun Folds



              Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sue has chosen                   #341 Fun Folds, - More than one.  To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6" white blank card. I folded the front piece of the card back onto itself, this is called a Fold back card. The papers and topper are from a paper pad by First Edition - Wild at Heart. The mat card used to back all pieces of paper are black card.  I embellished with crystal gem stones and a sentiment of Happy Birthday. 

 

Thursday 15 February 2024

Hearts and Flowers


Hello and welcome to my blog. I've been having a few computer issues recently, so haven't been blogging much. Fingers crossed, issues resolved now. Today we are starting a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly challenges, Dawn has chosen #173 Hearts and Flowers. To see the wonderful inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, I began with a 5 x 7 white card. The paper used as a mat was with a number of free backing papers in a Chloe's boxed set -Volume 13. I used a white piece of card, I added a very thin double sided tape around the edges, dipped them into white glitter to create the sparkly white edged card. the next layer is a piece of Hunkydory  pale blue card. The flowers were created with the free 3 piece flower die set, also free with the boxed set, 3 die cut hearts from my die cut stash. The sentiment from the stamp set in the same box set. This is not my usual style but I like to step out of my comfort zone, now and again. I hope you like my experiment,. 

 

Monday 12 February 2024

Love


 Hello, welcome to my blog. today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday, Heather from the design team has chosen #219 Love. We look forward to seeing your love cards. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, I ran half of the card front in a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. I die cut two black hearts, They were both stamped with a classic design, one heat embossed with white detail powder, the other with black embossing powder, Adhered to the card. A black ribbon fastened with a knot, to separate the embossed and plain parts of the card. Sending you all love and good health wishes. 

Friday 9 February 2024

Weddings


Hello, today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. W is for Weddings. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 
I began with a 5 x 7in white card. The mat is a silver Mirri and a piece of pink card. the image is a sheet from Hunkydory Little Book - Memorable Moments,. I fussy cut the car, added with 3d pads, then fussy cut the Just and Married words adding them with thin strips of 3d foam. Finally I die cut in pink 'Congratulations. I hope you enjoy the challenge and have fun. 

 

Thursday 8 February 2024

Sequins


 Hello and welcome to my blog, Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn, a design team member has chosen #218 Sequins. To see the design team's inspiration, please visit the blog. 

For my card, I began with a sheet of a peacock from a Square Little Book - Neon  by Hunkydory. This page I added onto orange card, then onto a black book fold card. I took another sheet from the book and cut the peacock's head and plume which was then decoupaged onto the main image. I then added green and blue varied colours to as many of the feather areas as I could. In total there are 11 sequins. I love the varied samples from the design team, I greatly look forward to seeing your cards/projects with sequins. 

Tuesday 6 February 2024

#340 Love


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Billie a, one of our DT ladies has chosen, it being that time of year, #340 Love. We look forward to seeing your creation of Love. To see the creations of the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 7 x 5 in white card. I added a mat background of silver Mirri. Onto this I added a sheet of balloon paper. The main topper was added to a piece of black paper. Both the balloon paper and the topper were included in a Noir Rogue paper kit from Papers Dienamics. I further added a few decoupaged balloons and the word 'love' in red was die cut. I hope you enjoy the challenge and have lots of love around you. 

Sunday 4 February 2024

Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge for Dragonfly Dreams - we would like to see your idea for Hearts.  February being the time of love and romance.  To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card - a 6" white card, I added a gold mat, a red layer, the card was built onto black card. I die cut 4 x red hearts, 3 gold hearts and two dark red hearts.  Adhered to the black card, stamped a love message, die cut with a smaller heart on white card. Small gold gems added between the hearts. 

Thursday 1 February 2024

Christmas Kraft Card


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new monthly challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. For February Sue from the design team wants to see , #157 Kraft Card. To see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog.  

For my card, I began with a 62 Kraft card, I stamped Woodware's Bubble Christmas Tree and the sentiment from Woodware's Rejoice set, heat embossed with white detail E.P. I added in the many smaller circles, crystal gems and minute red gems. I added on all 4 sides silver glitter Washi tape. So many different ideas from the design team, I am looking forward to seeing your entries. 

Monday 29 January 2024

Use Your Patterned Paper


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today for our new challenge at Make My Monday, Pamela has chosen     #218 use Your Patterned Paper. To see the inspiration from the wonderful design team, please visit the blog. 

I used an A5 card, added a gold Mirri card to be the first layer.  I used Graphic 45 Dreamland papers - Unicorn Fantasy for the background, main topper, ribbon strip, moon sticker and small tag with the ship. The sentiment is one from my stash.  I adore Graphic 45, and treat myself to one collection each year, it is so difficult to choose from their amazing and wonderful amount of collections. 

Friday 26 January 2024

V is for Vogue (Fashion)


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Veronika, from the design team has chosen V is for Vogue (Fashion). We look forward to seeing what may have been or will be on the catwalk. To see the designs by the team, please visit the blog.
 

I used a DL, or a tall slimline, to make my card. I stamped the dress using the Sparkles dress from Daisy B crafts. With the use of my craft knife I added Washi Tape to create the dress. The swags I coloured with several Pink Promarkers, the added detail and decoupaged shoulder roses were created using Gold Gilding flakes. The shoe by Daisy B, I  stamped off the page, coloured with the same  Pink Promarkers and added dots with a gold pen. I drew a gold border to define the fashion items, added pink glitter gems and a sentiment from my stash. I hope you have fun creating your Vogue item, as I did. I enjoyed playing.

Thursday 25 January 2024

#217 Red and/or Pinks - Hearts Galore!


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Sue J a member of the design team, has chosen #217 Reds and or Pinks - Hearts Galore!. To see the inspirational cards from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card I began with a 5 x 7in. white card, matted it with silver Mirri card. Then I added a black piece of card, on which I layered a piece of red, black and white girly card, for the background. The topper is rested upon a piece of black card. The background paper and the Fashion topper are both from a Rouge Noir set of papers, toppers and card from Paper Dienamics. The stamped sentiment is from my stash.

Tuesday 23 January 2024

No Balls Sport


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  Following the festive season, it's time for me to come down, back to normal activities and to loose the tinsel. I have chosen for #339 No Balls Sport.  To see the wonderful inspiration from the design team please visit the blog. 

For my card, I began with a tent fold 5 x 7" white card. I first added a black mat. Using papers and card from Hunkydory Sporting Silhouettes, I chose the Scrambling Motorbike. I have added foam pads to highlight areas, added a black strip of card., down the centre. Added a stamped greeting and a black button. I look forward to seeing your No Balls Sport. 
 

Monday 15 January 2024

Happy Birthday


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday, which is held every two weeks. Today Billie from the US has chosen #217 Happy Birthday. To see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a purchased pink card with silver distressed markings.( A gift from a friend). I used a Woodware stamp - Bubble Bloom Fizzie. including the sentiment. I stamped onto a piece of white card, coloured with Promarkers and in each bubble I added either gems of various sizes, card candy, and Raspberry Dovecraft Glitter Glue. Fussy cut and adhered to the pink card. I added a fancy Pink thread with a an organza ribbon adhered with a glue dot. Have fun.

New Beginnings




 Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, Deborah has chosen # 172 New Beginnings, this can be for anything New, a job, a baby, a house, a new hobby, we look forward to seeing your entries. To check out the inspiration from the design team please visit the blog. 

For my card, I used a 5 x 7" white card, then added a pink mat sheet, with a design sheet of houses, etc. The front door topper and background paper come from an old set by Kanban. The main topper was added to a piece of pink card then to a piece of pink Mirri card. I added new home with peel off stickers, then a few gems in the top L and R corners.  Finally added a mat and layered sentiment of Congratulations. 

Friday 12 January 2024

Under Something?



Hello and welcome to my blog. today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Meg has chosen U is for Under Something? What is the U under? Whatever you like, the sea, the weather, an umbrella, can you think of anything else it may be Under? To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I had so much fun creating this card, I started creating the background with Distress Inks. The mermaid stamp is by Stampendous.  I used Promarkers to colour the Mermaid's tail and hair, along with Sparkles and glitter. The underwater foliage, octopus, bubbles etc are from a set of stamps I found in a £1 tub at a Craft Fair. I hope you find something for Under and you have fun creating your entry. Take care. 


Thursday 11 January 2024

Safari


Hello, welcome to my blog. today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn w from the Design team has chosen for the challenge #216 Safari. To see the wonderful inspiration from the team please visit the blog. 

For my card, I began with a white DL card. I added for the background some corrugated brown card, to give a rustic background. On a piece of white card I added Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters, as watercolours. I stamped with Rich Cocoa, the large stamp of the leopard and on another piece of card two large leaves were coloured with watercolour pencils  These were fussy cut, added to the edge of the card, to add the 'Leopard' Scrabble letters to. I re-stamped the leopard, coloured the light areas with DI
 Old Paper, added it with foam pads over the first stamped image. I tore and distressed the piece of painted green card and adhered it to the corrugated card. 


 

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Use Something New in your Stash


Hello everyone, I hope you all have had a very joyful Christmas. I wish you all a very happy and peaceful New year.  Today we are back from our short seasonal break, all ready to provide you with many challenges. Today we begin with #338 Use Something New in your stash at Cardz 4 Guyz. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

 For my card I began, as usual with a 6" white card. A gold Mirri mat. A piece of leafy designer paper,. An oval die in green card and one larger in gold Mirri. A band across the card with the same colour mix as the oval dies. I added the Born to Be Wild disc, a happy birthday die and three gold studs. The new elements to my card are the oval dies, from Hunkydory and the elephant decoupage topper and disc, also from Hunkydory. Wishing you my best wishes, happy crafting. 

Sunday 7 January 2024

Dragonfly Dreams - Trains, Planes, Automobiles.


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge for Dragonfly Dreams - we would like to see your interpretation of Trains, Planes Automobiles.  To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a sq. white 7" card. I added a gold Mirri mat, with a sheet of backing paper from a Duo Design paper pad from Hunkydory.  I fussy cut the 3 main elements, the train, the plane and the automobile from a Little Square book, Vintage Journey from Hunkydory. A also fussy cut the remaining small elements. Added some of the cut out pieces with double sided tape and others with 3d foam pads. Finally I added 3 gold metal studs and a sentiment from my stash.

 

Monday 1 January 2024

New Year


 Hello to everyone. Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish you all a very Happy New Year. Our new challenge begins today, which, no surprise is  #216 New Year at Make My Monday. Please visit the blog to see the wonderful creations by the design team. 

For my card. I used a white 6"sq. card. Added a pale blue mat. The layer is a white card, I edged with Broken China DI. The embellishments include - A Hunkydory die cut wine glass, edged with the same blue ink. A piece of gold glitter card..- 3 stars die cut in 3 colours. Both silver and blue glitter scattered around the stars. the year 2024 die cut, using the same blue card and finally a sentiment raised with a foam pad,' Let's Celebrate' from my stash. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.

Winter Wonderland


                                                                 Happy New Year to  Everyone

Today we begin a new year of monthly challenges here at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Christmas is just behind us, but we know making a card with us helps to build up your supplies for the following Christmas, plus there are many of us who simply enjoy making Christmas challenged cards, so off we go again.  Debs has chosen for #156 Winter Wonderland. To see the creations from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I started with a 6" sq. white card. Added a dark blue card mat. The design I created is a stamp from Hobby Art stamps, called 'Waddling in a Winter Wonderland'. The sky was blended with Tumbled Glass DI.           I added two stamped and fussy cut extra geese, to the card on foam pads.  I coloured areas and parts of the geese with Promarkers.  Added Silver-white glitter here and there. Added the stamp with the title of the stamp set. Have fun, stay well and safe.