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Monday 17 June 2024

Outdoor Summer Fun


Hello and welcome, today w begin a new challenge at Make My Monday (MMM).  Heather has chosen #228 Outdoor Summer Fun. To see the design team's inspiration, please visit the blog. 

The great outdoors can mean so many things to so many different people. I love the beach and the countryside, which we love to explore, with a picnic backpack and a camera and we're off. 

All of the stamps I used are with a sheet of stamps included in the Creative Stamping magazine #83. The stamps are from Hunkydory Love of Stamps - Great Outdoors.  I used Distress inks, Versafine Onyx Black and Promarkers. Techniques used include Fussy cutting, using a stamping platform and using 3d foam pads. 


Saturday 15 June 2024

#177 Funny and or a Pun


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Vicki has chosen #177 Funny and or a Pun. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card, I made a Stubby Diamond fold, the instructions are available on You Tube. The papers are from my Christmas stash. The main image and the little robin are from Little Clair Designs, which sadly are now Closed.  I used Promarkers to colour and added glossy Accents on the lights. I added three Christmas Red gems. Take care and best wishes. 



Thursday 13 June 2024

227 Summer Fun

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Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Cardz 4 Galz - Sue J, who sadly is poorly at present, and unable to join in this challenge, but she chose #227 Summer Fun. To see the inspiration from the team, please visit the blog. - I am hoping to have my card posted later in the day. 

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Father's Day

 

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today, at Cardz 4 Guyz,  we begin a new challenge, of course, it being so close, we would like to see your creative touch for #349 Father's Day which is June 16th, both UK and USA, as well as many other European countries.  To see the design team's inspiration, please visit the blog.

For my card, it began with a 6" white plain edge card. The background papers are from a set in my stash., with a piece of Swiss Dots embossed card. The stamp is a Fizzy Moon -called All Bout Him.  I coloured all of the image with my alcohol pens - Promarkers. The book was blank, for the creator to add their own title, which makes it more personal. I added a blue and white gingham ribbon and tied bow. 


Monday 3 June 2024

B is for.........

Hell and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday, Pamela has chosen #227 B is for (You Choose) I love to see the many different B cards. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I made a 5 x 7 " white card, then added a green mat. On a piece of white card, I added the die-cut balloons. I used a balloon die from my stash, cutting varied pieces of paper. the strings and dashes around the card were hand drawn. The greeting was die cut using the same green card as the mat. I look forward to seeing the variety for the letter B. Please enjoy the challenge. 

Sunday 2 June 2024

Dragonfly Dreams - Tag It! or a Shaped Card

 



  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.  Francesca has chosen for this month's challenge Tag It! or a Shaped Card. 

I created a centre stepper card, I covered all of the sections of the stepper using a sheet of Hunkydory's Inky Waters Mirri card. The two Martini style glasses I fussy cut from a Hunkydory  Square Little Book - Neon, then arranged them on the front of the card's centre. I am sure you will have fun with the challenge.

Saturday 1 June 2024

Die - Cut -Christmas

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Dawn has chosen #161 Use Dies. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. we are currently looking to increase our Design team, please see our DT Call, if you are unsure but would like to give it a try, why not be a guest for a couple of months to see what you think? 

I began with a white scallop edge card. I used a gold piece of Mirri card for the die I introduced it to. I don't know the name or make of the die, I was gifted this and others from a friend who was decluttering.  I added this with 3d foam where I could add it, to a piece of red Hunkydory card. I finally added a few red jewels and a die cut greeting. 
 

Friday 31 May 2024

Embossing


 Hello and welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge in our Alphabet Challenges.  Lynda has chosen E is for Embossing Wet or Dry,   (Maybe new crafters are not sure what wet or dry means. I will add the difference in these two techniques at the end of this post. ) To see the design team's inspirations please visit the blog. 

I  used a tall slimline card, with a black card mat. I have had three 3D Embossing folders for well over a year, none ever used. I have been unsure on what plates to use in my electric machine and hadn't a clue or the courage to try to create the right shim for my greatly loved and well used Cuttlebug. With patience and  determination I slowly built up to the right shim, in the Cuttlebug  and succeeded in producing an embossed Lisa Horton Slimline Collection 3D Embossing Folder - Ditsy Florals using gold Mirri card.  The final additions to the card were black crystal gem stones and a Happy die cut and a Just my Type - Birthday sentiment both from Hunkydory.  Have fun and I hope you enjoy using your embossing powders or embossing folders. 

N. B. for Newbies. 

Wet Embossing techniques, isn't actually a true description, because nothing gets liquid wise  'Wet'. this method is stamping an image with a sticky pad, e.g. Versamark. Adding embossing powder, which sticks to the 'wet' stamped image. Excess powder is tipped off, The design is dried using a heat tool. 

Dry embossing   is adding paper,  card or similar into an embossing folder, which is ran through an embossing machine, either by hand or in an electric machine. This will emboss or deboss the design onto the inserted paper of choice. 

Thursday 30 May 2024

Heels and Handbags


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn W has chosen #226 Heels and Handbags. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a white 6" sq. card, with a silver Mirri mat. I added a bright pink card from Hunkydory. Using a rectangle die, a small square, twice in pale pink, one in silver Mirri. dies and a larger sq. die. Within these squares I stamped images from Creative Stamping magazine #134 Retail Therapy. I added colour with various pink shades of Promarker alcohol pens. I hope you enjoy the challenge.

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Beverages


                 Hello and welcome. today we begin a new challenge at  Cardz 4 Guyz. Pamela has chosen #348 Beverages, to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a scallop edged 6" sq. white card, with a black mat. The stamps I used are all from the same set, which I found in The Works. I used a Ranger Archival ink Sepia to stamp with. I used water colour pencils to colour the beans. I hope you enjoy the challenge and will be showing us your Beverage card. 



Monday 20 May 2024

Dog or Puppy


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday, Billie A has chosen #226 Dog or Puppy.  To see the wonderful inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I made a white 6" sq. card. I used black card throughout to back the layering papers. The papers were from an old paper pad, from my stash. I cut up a page to add the Puppy and Fetch ephemera. The puppy is from a set of Puppies from Dreamees crafts. I added a pretty flower,  large sparkly glittery gems and a simple sentiment.

Friday 17 May 2024

D is for Dancing


hello and welcome. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges, Dawn has chosen                D is for Dancing.  To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 
For my card, I adore Art Deco, so this challenge gave me an opportunity to make a card for the challenge with an image from a Hunkydory  paper pad Art Deco Paradise. I used a tall tent fold slimline card, a mat of gold Mirri card with a layer of fancy gold paper, to which the image was adhered. The sentiment is a die cut. I look forward to seeing your Dancing cards. 

 

Thursday 16 May 2024

World Bee Day May 20th


 Hello and welcome. Today at Cardz 4 Galz our new challenge, chosen by me, is #225 World Bee Day May 20th. To see the wonderful inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

For my card I was inspired by a card in the Hobby Art gallery. I began with a 6" sq. card. I stamped in the four corners #save the bees. I used a 4.5 sq. of white card, using stamps from a Hobby Art Bee Friendly set of stamps I decorated the white card. The bee I stamped separately, coloured with Promarkers, fussy cut and added to the card with 3d foam. I added this to a black layer. Enjoy making a card for the Bees Day.  Best wishes.

Wednesday 15 May 2024

CAS Clean and Simple

 


Hello and welcome. Today we begin a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges I have chosen  #176 CAS - Clean and Simple. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I made a 5" sq. white card, I selected from my growing stash of Washi tape, white, black and red tapes. I started on the top right corner, adding to approx. half of the card. The Hugs die is from Hunkydory. The flower is made from 3 flower die cuts, secured with a red fastener. 

i hope you enjoy the challenge and look forward to visiting you. 

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Stars and or Stripes

 

Hello, welcome to my blog.  I've had a quiet week of blogging, but have been making lots of cards, during my free time. Today we begin a new challenge at Cards 4 Guyz. 

Dawn has chosen for us #347 Stars and or Stripes.

To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a black 6" sq/ card. I knew I wanted to do something modern, during my research on Pinterest I was inspired by a card similar to the one I made. It's simple but so effective. Strips of coloured card with the letters for Happy at the end  looking like paint brushes. I hope you like it. 

Monday 6 May 2024

Florals


Hello and welcome. today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday. Sue J has chosen
 #225 Florals. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 
The card above is my clean, precise version. I began with a white 6" sq. card. Added a mat, using a 6" piece of Hunkydory Inky waters Mirri card. Using a page from a Hunkydory Little Square book of Neon, I added a base sheet to gold Mirri. Upon this I fussy cut two more sheets to decoupage the three sections on the window. Adding a small greeting message. 

Not everyone likes clean and precise - so here  is another card with Florals with which I had fun, making it grungy and not neat. 


Whatever your style, I look forward to seeing your card in the challenge. 

 

Sunday 5 May 2024

Dragonfly Dreams - Use a Stencil


  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. Alyson has chosen for this month's challenge Use A Stencil

For my card I began with a 5 x7 in. white card. Added a black mat. On white card I used a stencil from Honey Doo Crafts. I used a blender to randomly blend DI Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade. (Don't you just love these names?) I die cut one of the meadow dies from Lisa Horton. Added a simple greeting from my stash. Hope you enjoy taking part in our challenge. 

Friday 3 May 2024

C is for Cars


 Hello, thanks for your visit. Today at Alphabet Challenges we are looking for C is for Cars. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 6 x4 in landscape folded white card. The image is taken from a Hunkydory Little Book of Hobbies for Him. I cut off the green panel, glued to the left side. Then I scored down this to fold the right side of the card. I secured the green part with two fancy black brads. I then glued the green panel to the back panel to hide the brads. The remainder of the sheet, I decoupaged, using two other sheets from the pad. I'm holding back with a sentiment, not sure what I want it to be. Enjoy the challenge. 

Thursday 2 May 2024

Celebration


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Pamela has chosen      #224 Celebration - Mother's Day US or any other celebration. To see the inspiration by the design team, please visit the blog.

I made a centre stepper card. Covered the centre and two sides with Hunkydory Mirri Inky Waters light card. Using a page from a Hunkdory Square Little Book of Neon. I fussy cut the two glasses then arranged and adhered them to the centre of the card. I used a  Congratulations die cut sentiment. Enjoy and have fun.

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Add Ribbon or Twine


 Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin Sparkles Monthly Christmas Challenges, Billie A has chosen #160 Add Ribbon or Twine. To see the remainder of the design team's inspiration, please visit the blog. 

I began with an A5 white card. Added a silver Mirri mat, with a sheet of pretty blue branch paper from my stash (Pollyanna Pickering papers) . I tied red organza ribbon around the card and secured it behind, added a bow.  From a Hunkydory Little Book of Christmas, I used four sheets to decoupage the lovely Christmas bears, the presents and the birds, adding to a silver Mirri mat. I haven't decided on my sentiment yet, it depends who I decide to give it to. Hope you enjoy looking through the blog and I look forward to seeing your cards. 

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Welcome to the Jungle


 Hello and thanks for your visit. today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Julie has chosen      #346 Welcome to the Jungle. To see the remainder of the design team's inspiration please visit the blog. 

I began with a white 5 x 7 " card. Added a black mat. then I added a green layer. this was a plain white card, I blended for an approx. inch a few green DI's around all edges. The main image a free download from Pinterest, I used Promarkers to colour, this was then added to a black mat. Finally a Happy Birthday sentiment was added . 

Monday 22 April 2024

International Jazz Day


Hello, and welcome to my blog. Today, we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday.  being my turn to choose, we have #224 International Jazz Day April 30th. We would like to see anything elated to the Jazz scene/era, singers, dancers, musical instruments. You may need to check your stash, but I am sure you will find something suitable. Enjoy and have fun. We like to try something thought provoking, now and again. To see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I began with a 7"white scallop edge card. I folded the front of the card in half , to create an easel card. I  added a gold mat to the piece folded over and the base of the card. Then I added for the background paper a sheet of paper from a Hunkydory Picture Perfect paper pad - Art Deco Paradise. The main image and stopper sentiments are also from the same pad. I added jewels to all 4 visible corners. I hope you like the card, I look forward to seeing the cards you ladies will create. Take care. 



 

Friday 19 April 2024

B is for Birds


Hello and welcome. today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges. Debbie has chosen  for the letter B - B is for Birds. to see the inspiration from the design team, please visit the blog.
My card is a white A6 - 6 x 4" with a yellow mat . I stamped onto a piece of white card 3 stamps from  Summer Birds - Creative Stamping magazine # 123. I used Promarkers to colour, adding a light grey to the bird, shades of yellow and green for the flowers. Happy crafting. 

 

Tuesday 16 April 2024

CAS


Hello, welcome to my blog. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Helen has chosen 
#345 CAS (Clean and Simple). To see the wonderful inspirations from the design team, please visit the blog. 

I used a 5 x 7 " white card. The background paper is from my stash, a Pollyanna Pickering set of papers. I cut a slightly smaller piece of white card. I then die cut a circle. This white piece was then added to the background paper using 3D foam pads. I die cut the word Happy in orange, then adhered little bits on to the white card over the circle., Finally I added the stamped Birthday word, matted onto a piece of the backing paper.  The happy word die and the stamp Birthday are a set from Hunkydory. 

 

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.