Friday, 22 September 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 38 - Blog Candy!

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we don't have a sponsor but we do have some blog candy for a lucky winner!  I've used L'il' Miss Mermaid from Polkadoodles and coloured her with Promarkers and the background with watercolour pencils.  I've cut her out with a circular Spellbinders die and then added half pearls and beads from my stash along with some gem flowers that I found.


The ribbons are also from my stash and co-ordinated beautifully with the colours I choose!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Monochrome
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic:  Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls / Gems

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Paint

A quick card using the Paint Can image from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers plus two key charms and some waxed cord from my stash.

I've embossed a line around the edges of the card for a bit of extra detail.


I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  No Patterned Paper
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes

Friday, 15 September 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 37 - Little Miss Muffet Stamps

It's Friday so a new Colour Crazy challenge is available!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I've used this really cute image - Quentin who I've coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are Basic Grey Oxford which was part of a RAK I got some years ago.  I've used an X Cut die for the stars using scraps from my stash.

The sentiment has been cut with Cuttlebug letter and number dies.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's:  Masculine
Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Birthday's

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 141 - Pets

Welcome to a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is

Pets

I've used a no longer available Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and I've made a shaker card with seed beads and some fake snow that I bought for 10p from the Poundshop after Christmas.  And its quite a large bag too!


Ribbons are from my stash along with the snowflake charm and I've handwritten the Sizzix die cut tag.  The border is from Memory Box - Frostivlle wreath and I've pieced it together to make it large enough and then added half pearls to some of the snowflake centres.

Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Weekend Walter

I made this card for a work colleague who was leaving us and fortunately has a great sense of humour!  Made using Weekend Walter from Dr Digi and coloured with Promarkers plus glossy accents on his glasses.

I've added him to the card with foam pads and the bunting is made from my own template and I've cut two stars using a little X Cut die and then added black card behind; the sentiment is handwritten.


I'd like to enter the following:

Everybody Art:  Clean and Simple
Fairytale Challenge:  Men Only
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 September 2017

HB2U

I needed a card for one of my son's and this is the perfect image from Bugaboo!  Video Game Guy has been coloured with Promarkers after deciding which papers I was going to use - the background is watercolour pencils.  Papers are by Papermania - For Him 6x6 stack and I've used X cut star and arrow die cuts from bits of card found in my stash


I handwrote the sentiment.  I'd like to enter the following:

Stella Says Sketch:  Sketch followed
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe:  Boys Will Be Boys
Die Cut Diva's:  Boys / Men

Friday, 8 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Design Sheet

Time for a new Polkadoodles challenge!  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use a design sheet from one of the collections - I've gone with Work and Play vol 7 CD.  The little character is decoupaged and I've added some die cut letters from my stash which I've coloured with Promarkers to match the backing papers.


Good luck with the challenge!  For more details pop over to the blog!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Knockouts:  Something To Say
The Paper Shelter:  Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
CD Sunday:  Let's Hear It For The Boys

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Grumpy

A quick card to share today - made using one of the elements from the Grumpy Sentiments Sheet from Dr Digi, enlarged and coloured with Promarkers.

I've used an off cut of card for the base and the arrows are all  X Cut dies and I've used off cuts of coloured card for these too.


The die cut sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.  I'd like to enter the following:

Shopping Our Stash:  On Trend
Tuesday Throwdown:  Punches or Dies  WINNER
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations:  No Patterned Papers

Friday, 1 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Hot Colours

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge! The theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use hot colours and I've gone for Li'l' Miss Mermaid and I've coloured her with Promarkers and used some of the beads, sequins and half pearls I have in my stash.  Ribbons and button are also from my stash.


This is a Birthday card for one of my Nieces - I have a feeling she will like it!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Too Cute
In The Pink:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Ocean Colours
Through The Purple Haze:  Marine / Sea Theme
Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Sequins, Gems or Pearls

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 35 - Di's Digis and Crafty Sentiments

This week over at the Colour Crazy challenge we have two wonderful sponsors who each gave the DT images to work with!  The challenge theme as always is:

Anything Goes

The first sponsor is Di's Digi's and I've used Jungle Shelf, coloured with Promarkers and added to the card with foam pads so it gives some depth.  I've added embroidery thread over the banner plus the three little bows.  The number one is a wooden die cut which I've added lots of glitter glue over the top (I primed it first by painting with white acrylic paint).  The ribbons are from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Fur of Feathers (I like both but could not resist this cute image!)
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Go Wild

The second sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and I used both images we were given.  The first one is called Relaxing and I've coloured her with Promarkers, used two different Spellbinder dies to cut her out and layer onto.  The sentiment has been handwritten and added to a Sizzix die tag.  The papers have been printed from a Funky Hand cd - now retired that I had in my stash.  Ribbon and half pearls also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Too Cute
Southern Girls:  Retro Challenge:  Smash Your Stash
Tic Tac Toe:  Middle Centre (Patterned Paper / Flower / Colouring)
Passion For Promarkers:  Digital (I've used papers and image)

And the second image I've used from Crafty Sentiments is Henry Why Not and he has also been coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are Papermania Colossal Paper pack 6x6 For Him.  I've added X Cut arrow die cuts from scrap card in my stash.  I've hand written the sentiment.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Star Stampz:  Two or More Die Cuts
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design:  For Someone Special
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Boys Will Be Boys  TOP THREE

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 140 - Humour

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Humour

I've used No Snow Birdbrain from From The Heart Stamps and have coloured with Promarkers.  I'm not sure how long the store will remain open following Faith's passing at the end of July.


The sentiment comes with the image and all I've added is some black card for a layer plus faux stitching with a black fineliner pen.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Feathers (I like either but this image always makes me smile!)  TOP THREE
Mo-Mania:  Birds
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sorry Stocks

Nothing says sorry better - Sorry Stocks image from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers.  I'd started to colour this up quite some time ago and probably got distracted with something else so never got round to finishing it.

I found it a few weeks ago when I was having a tidy up (it was in my pile of images printed and ready to be coloured) so thought I'd finish it off.


The papers are from my stash - don't know where they are from but they were in the big off-cut box I have.  I've layered them onto some kraft card (A4 sheets x 10 from The Works for £2) and the buttons and half pearls are also from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Dream Valley Challenges:  Use A Digi  TOP THREE
Come And Get It Challenges:  2 or More Different Embellishments
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts:  Anything Goes

Friday, 25 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 34 - Star Stampz

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Star Stampz who gave the DT some images to work with.  I've used Kimono Portrait and coloured her with Promarkers.  And for once, I picked my papers before colouring the image as I found it way easier to do it that way instead of colouring and then trying to match papers!

I've used a sheet of chocolate brown card as the base and the papers are Basic Grey Sultry - these were part of a RAK I was sent a few years ago (I've just looked at them periodically ever since!)  I've distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.


I've added half pearls from my stash and some raffia twine I found hiding.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Smash Your Stash  TOP FIVE
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Sundae Treat

I've got a soft spot for this Dr Digi image - Sundae as its great to colour up and always looks good!  I've used Promarkers to colour and papers are from Dovecraft - Back to Basics 3.  Ribbons are from my stash - the satin ribbon has been recycled from a pack of pre scored card blanks that I found when I was having my tidy up at Christmas.

Half pearls are also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Make My Monday:  Lazy Days of Summer
The Paper Girls:  Monochromatic

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 139 - Tag, You're It!

Time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Tag, You're It!

I've made a bottle tag using a sentiment from Polkadoodles - Festive Christmas.  I printed it directly onto the kraft card and have simply cut it out using a fancy X Cut die and then added gold 3d paint which has been dotted around the edges.


I've added punched holly and berries to finish it off.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
The Papershelter:  Punches or Dies
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  Use A Sentiment Instead of an Image
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes Christmas

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Coffee 4 Me

I've had a half hearted tidy up of all the scraps of card I have in my box with the notion of using some of them up. So here is one of those such instances!  The papers are offcuts from a Funky Hand wordbook I made quite some time ago but didn't want to throw them away!  The papers are all retired and no longer available.

The image is from Dr Digi - Coffee Mug and I've coloured it with Promarkers.


I'd like to enter the following:

CASE This Sketch:  Sketch followed
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Name / Number
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Super Scraps

Friday, 11 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 32 - Scrap N Dipity

It's time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Scrap N Dipity who generously provided the DT with some wonderful images!

The challenge theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I loved both the sponsors images so couldn't choose which one to use so used both!  First one is Up Up And Away which I've coloured the elephant with watercolour pencils, paper pieced the balloon with a freebie paper pack I found in my stash and then watercoloured a background panel to look like sky and clouds.  I think that this is probably the first time I've paper pieced an image - I made a second one with the other papers.

And for the second card, I've used Scribble Sally Ballerina - there are 3 different images in the set and I've coloured mine with watercolour pencils plus cut it all out with a fancy Spellbinders die.  I've added a rather blingy number 4 from The Works plus dotted liquid pearls around the edges of the card.


The die cut image has been added with foam pads so it stands proud, ballerina charm and embroidery thread both from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Up Up And Away
CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge:  Animal Kingdom
Moving Along With The Times:  Things That Fly

Sally Scribble Ballerina
Creative Knockouts:  For A Child
Star Stampz:  Handcoloured Image
Seize The Birthday:  Tie One On
Simon Says Stamp:  For A Child

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Summertime

We're part way through the current Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to create something to do with Summertime or Holidays.  I've used one of the images from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles and enlarged it to fit the whole of my card.  I've added it with foam pads for depth and then added various seed beads from my stash for the hundreds and thousands.


I've used a Sizzix die for the tag and handwrote the sentiment.  Good luck with the challenge!  Pop over to the blog for more inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  CAS
Paperminutes:  Summer

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Hamish McDougal

I have a number of vintage maps taken from car magazines (I think they were freebies within the publication) from the 1960's.  I've added Hamish McDougal from Dr Digi and coloured him with Promarkers.  He's attached to the card with a strip of acetate (recycled from a school shirt collar - the unnecessary plastic bit that I forget to remove before I wash the shirts through.......)


The banner is a clear stamp from The Works - its part of a larger set and I've used another stamp from my stash for the sentiment.  I've added the shading myself for a more vintage feel.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps:  Boys to Men
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  Recycle (map and acetate)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Two Babies

Two quick but cute cards from me both use the Lili of the Valley Simply Prints - Fast Asleep Boy and Fast Asleep Girl.  Both have been printed directly onto linen effect white card and then layered using foam pads onto a Spellbinders die cut, again from the same card.



The buttons, embroidery tread and half pearls are all from my stash and I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge of the image and also card edge.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Simply Cards and Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft:  New Baby
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Baby Card
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Hellebores

A quick card using a quick sketch (see below) and using a Lili of the Valley Simply Print sheet - Hellebores.  Printed directly onto linen effect cardstock and layered onto a 6x6 sheet from Happy Watercolours pad from The Works.  The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley - Happy Circular Sentiments.


The buttons and embroidery thread are from my stash and I've added a border of dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the card.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Gem of a Challenge:  Birthday Wishes  TOP THREE
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Flower Power
Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch followed  DT FAVOURITE

Friday, 4 August 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas!

The current Polkadoodles challenge is underway and the theme for the challenge is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to go with a Christmas theme and I've made a cute Christmas card using one of the new release clear stamps - Christmas Robin Cuddles.  Coloured with Aquamarkers and watercolour pencils.  I've then used random things I found in my stash to finish the card off (amazing what I find when I'm having a tidy up!)

I have a feeling the Ponisetta is from Hobbycraft which I bought in a sale a few years ago and the swirly bits are from a little X Cut die - I've just layered them up.  Half pears are also from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  No Sentiment on Front of Card
Star Stampz:  Hand Coloured Image
Craftaholics R Us:  Die Cuts
Mod Squad Challenge:  Things With Wings
Artistic Stamper:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 138 - Cute

Time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme this fortnight is:

Cute

I've used Memory Box die cuts plus ribbon and a charm from my stash.  The tag has been handwritten and is a Sizzix die cut.  The image is from Buddly Crafts and I've coloured it with Promarkers.


I've used a sheet of acetate to create the card with a sheet of white card as the backing so any text written on it won't show through.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Christmas Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  One For The Boys  TOP FIVE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

19th Hole

Here is a card I made for a work colleague who was leaving and was anticipating spending some of his down time on the golf course.  And probably the 19th hole!  Made using Hole In One Hal from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers with Memory Box clouds and Clearly Besotted grass, coloured with Promarkers.
I made the the sign myself with a mini X Cut die and a cocktail stick.

I'd like to enter the following:

Passion For Promarkers:  Fun In The Sun  WINNER
Stinkin' Inkers:  Guy Talk  TOP THREE
International Art and Soul:  Dies
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 30 July 2017

First Birthday

My youngest cousins' son will be one in a few weeks and this is the card I made for him from one of my other cousins!

I've used another cute Lili of the Valley Simply Print images - Fast Asleep Boy, printed onto white linen effect card.  I've used the same card for the bunting on which I've handwritten his name.  Half pearls, ribbon and teddy bear charm are all from my stash.

I've layered the image onto a Make and Create (Poundshop I think) Happy Watercolour 6x6 pad as it matched one of the ribbons perfectly.  The edge of the card and image have been glittered with iridescent glitter glue and the sparkly number is from The Works.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Aunts:  Sketch followed
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Baby Card
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Boys to Men

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Relax

I treated myself a while ago to some of the Lili of the Valley Simply Print sheets - this one is called Put Your Feet Up.  I printed it directly onto some linen effect white card and then used watercolour pencils to add some background to the image.

I've used some kraft card and layered distressed pieces of Dovecraft 6x6 Back To Basics True Blue paper (I seem to have a lot of 6x6 paper packs in my stash - I blame The Works for having such good offers on them!)


I've added a fine liner black pen border to the edges plus all the buttons and waxed cord are from my stash; the sentiment I printed on my pc.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Friday, 28 July 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 30 - Polkadoodles

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and the theme is:

Anything Goes

I've used Be A Unicorn digi stamp, coloured it with Promarkers and glitter glue and added it to the card base with foam pads for depth.  I've added pale pink liquid pearl dots around the edge of the scalloped card; everything else is from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us:  Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges:  Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenges:  One Layer
Country View Challenges:  Things With Wings

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Wish You Were Beer......

Another quick card using Dr Digi's Beer Sentiments Sheet plus Pint Glass.  All coloured with Promarkers plus BBQ sticks to create the banner.

Really quite quick and simple to make!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creative Challenge:  Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge:  J for Joke  TOP THREE

Sunday, 23 July 2017

New Adventures

Here is a card I've made for a work colleague who is leaving us for pastures new. I've used a cute stamp from Tiddly Inks - Ellie Says Bye.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and found a piece of cloud paper in my stash however it wasn't square so I've had to join it up and then hide it with the clouds and sentiment.


The sentiment came with the image and I've added half pearls and embroidery thread from my stash.  The clouds are Memory Box die cuts.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
QKR Stampede:  Up, Up And Away

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 137 - White

It's time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

White

I've used white linen effect cardstock for the base and scored a border around the edge.  The snowflake garland is a Memory Box die cut and I've added half pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.

The sentiment has been printed on my PC and the tag is a Sizzix die cut.  Beading wire, and wooden glittery snowflake are all from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes twist of Christmas
Frilly and Funky:  Christmas  TOP THREE
Little Red Wagon:  Christmas In July
Deep Ocean Challenges:  Christmas In July

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Salon Deirdery

And here is another of the leaving cards I made for colleagues at work. This time I've used Salon Deirdery from Dr Digi and left out the dog.  Coloured with Promarkers plus I've added a mirror with some silver card (yes that is my reflection taking the photo!) and a frame from my stash.  Everything else is also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge:  Kraft
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Paperminutes:  Women
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Another New Home!

And here is another new home card made using the Simply Print - Mouse Key sheet from Lili of the Valley.  I printed it directly onto the card stock and added the sentiment on the tag with free text from Pic Monkey.

Papers are 6x6 Curiosity Corner from Dovecraft and I've lightly distressed the edges and then added a light faux running stitch around the edges,  Ribbons, half pearls and charms are all from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girls:  Anything Goes plus Ribbon
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sweet New Home

I've been asked to make a few new home cards recently so I treated myself to a Lili of the Valley Simply Print Sheet - Mouse Key.  So this is one of three cards I made with the image!  I added the sentiment myself with Pic Monkey and one of the free fonts from it.

I've used some cream card from my stash and printed the image onto it plus used it also for the card blank.  Chocolate brown card from my stash along with the half pearls, twine and two key charms.


I'd like to enter the following:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Gem of a Challenge:  Animals
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy:  Celebration

Friday, 14 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

Time for a new Polkadoodle Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes 

But the DT were challenged to create Christmas in July!  I've used two of the soon to be released Christmas stamps!  I've combined Frosty The Snowman with the Christmas Gifts stamp.  All coloured with Promarkers and added to an acetate card.  Such cute stamps and perfect for kids!

The background die cuts are Memory Box and I've used off cuts of white linen effect card for them.  The snowflakes are also die cuts but unbranded metal dies with half pearls added to the centres.

The organza ribbon and bakers twine are from my stash and I've hand written the Sizzix die cut tag.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cut It Up:  Christmas In July
Making Memories:  Anything But Square
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes with Twist Christmas In July
Unicorn Challenge:  Christmas In July

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 28 - Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri and we were generously provided with a range of images to work with!  The theme of our challenges as always is:

Anything Goes

For my first card I've used one image from a set of four vintage cars - simply printed directly onto linen effect white cardstock and coloured with Aquamarkers.  Really quick and easy - I cut the image out with an X Cut die and then layered it onto some black card from my stash.  I've added a dotted frame around the image with a black fineliner pen and then the same around the edge of the black card with a white gel pen.


And my second card uses Bubble Over and I've used Promarkers for colouring.  The frame is a Polkadoodles die cut - Bubbleicious Frames and I've used ribbon, pearls and a charm from my stash.  The edges of the card have been dotted with liquid pearls.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Vintage Cars:
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Making Memories:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Bubble Over:
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Ribbons / Bows

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton

As with any restructuring at work, there are people who move on.  I've made quite a few leaving cards recently and here is one made for someone who is very active and walks a lot, not just in the UK but all over the world.  I've used Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton from Dr Digi and coloured her with Promarkers.

The vintage map is from my stash and I've added a kraft card banner cut from a Sizzix die plus arrows and sentiment from little X Cut dies.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes, option of Create a Sentiment
Paperminutes:  Women
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Monday:  Coloured Image

Friday, 7 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Red, White and Blue

The current Polkadoodle challenge is part way through and the theme for the last week is:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use Red, White and Blue - I used papers from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles and used my X Cut dies to create all the stars.  I've added a faux running stitch with a black fine liner pen.

The sentiment is a stamp I found in my stash.  Good luck with the challenge - for more inspiration pop over to Polkadoodles!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday:  Red, White and You
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp:  Red, White and Blue
Createalicious Challenges:  Red, White and Blue
Dies R Us:  Layers

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 136 - Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Crimbo Crackers challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

Your creation must be Christmas or Festive!  I've used a cute decoupage - Tinsel Tots and layered it onto some offcuts of printed paper from my stash.  Added a satin red bow and a wooden snowflake and the card is complete - sometimes the simple ones are the best!


This card is for my three nieces although not too sure that they are so angelic!!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  For A Child  TOP FIVE
Southern Girls:  Ribbon or Twine  TOP FIVE
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Goes Female
Inky Chicks:  Christmas

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Time For A Pint

There's a new Dr Digi sentiment sheet - Beer Sentiments - that has just been released and my card today features one of those sentiments but I've made it the focal point of the card as they are easily resized!

The text has been coloured with Promarkers and I found a kraft card frame in my stash (I have a feeling I've had it for years!) so have used that plus some flat backed black gems.


Fairly quick and easy - just like a pint!  I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop:  Use Your Stash
Cards Galore:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Friday, 30 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 26 - Anything Goes

I've joined the Colour Crazy Challenge DT!  And this is my first challenge!  The theme, as always, is

Anything Goes

And this week we are sponsored by Oddball Art and I've used this fab image - I'll Cry If I Want To Birthday Party and coloured it with Promarkers.  All extras are from my stash and because it was a Birthday, I just had to add a banner!


Don't forget to pop over to the Colour Crazy Challenge blog to see inspiration by other team members and the rules on how to enter the challenge.  Although its a weekly challenge, the entries link stays open for two weeks and there are some great prizes up for grabs!  Good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  For The Girls
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Keep Fit Kenneth

Oh, I had a ball colouring this image for a work colleagues recent Birthday.  And I think he saw the funny side!  I've used Keep Fit Kenneth from Dr Dig and coloured him with Promarkers.  I cut him out and then added to the card blank with foam pads for a bit of depth.

I hand wrote the sentiment and made it to look like a podium.

I'd like to enter the following:

Create and Makes:  Create a Sentiment
Fairytale Challenge:  Hobby
Passion For Promarkers:  Sporting Challenge  TOP FIVE
Unicorn Challenge:  For The Guys

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 135 - Sentiment

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme is:

Sentiment

I've used one of the sentiments from Baked With Love Gingerbread download from Polkadoodles, enlarged it to fit a 13.5 x 13.5cm card and then added flowers made with papers from the same download collection (printed on both sides) and cut them with the Flowers 2 die also from Polkadoodles.

I pinched the tips of the flowers to create more depth and added gold seed beads to the centres plus half pearls around the edges of the sentiment.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Square Cards