Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Crafting musketeers mid-month inspiration


As part of team B it's our turn to provide some inspiration for this month's Crafting musketeers challenge 12 which is 'monochrome'. Please click on the link to see the other lovely creations made by members of team B and click here to join in the April challenge.

The challenge is being sponsored by Funky hand - the winner will receive a £10  download voucher.


So this is my design card. I used Steam Funk digital papers and sentiment kindly supplied by Funky Hand, adding some Tim Holz tissue tape, a piece of glittered trim and a tag that I made digitally with components from The Craft Studio 'tinkering with steampunk' CD.


This is also for:

Sandee & Amelie's steampunk challenge April: your favourite technique goes steampunk - I enjoy playing with digital papers and images 
Artistic inspirations 87: monochrome/anything goes
Bunny Zoe: monochrome
CD Sunday: something old, something new - 'Tinkering with steampunk' CD is old, as are the prima spacers, glitter strip and Tim Holtz tissue tape, but the Steam Funk papers and sentiment by Funky Hand are new
Make something Monday 15: anything goes

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mid month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for April


This is my card for mid month CHNC challenge extra for April - please click on the link to see designs by others in the team. I've just realised that this is very similar to the card I showed for CHNC challenge extra for March ... nevermind!

I've used Bugaboo AKV Nativity - Mary Joseph which I coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint. The background papers are Hunkydory and My Mind's eye - both being from my Christmas offcuts box.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 120
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 14
CRAFT 254: Christmas
Inspiration avenue: music
Take a word: music
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes

Monday, 14 April 2014

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 84: 3 different patterned papers


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 84: use 3 different papers. Please click on the link to see the other lovely designs by the team. The winner for this fortnight will be our guest designer for two weeks.

I based my card on the sketch given for Freshly made sketches 131:

I used three different design papers from my offcuts box (always trying to use some up) - I also matted the embossed panel on to a piece of patterned card, but that's so minimal that I haven't counted that in my three papers! I inked the Papermania Easter stamp with stazon cactus green and added a few daises - there are little embossed flowers on the panel, but I thought it would be good to have daisies to match the ones added to the sentiment stamp.

I'm also showing this as another example on my own Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge - if you haven't discovered this yet, please click on the link and join in ... you just need to use some of your hoarded patterned papers to cover your card or other creation.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 120
Catered crop: think green - colour and used scraps
The pink elephant: Easter
Ooh la la 154: Easter/spring
A creative romance: eggecellent spring - spring or Easter
Bloggers challenge: Easter
Crafts4eternity R171: Easter
Jellypark friends: happy Easter
Jo's scrap shack funday 45: happy Easter
Totally papercrafts 214: Easter
Alphabet: E for Easter
Cute card Thursday 316: Easter
DL.ART 130: Easter
MilkCoffee: Easter
Moving along with the times Easter/spring
Dream valley 79: Easter
Eclectic ellapu: Easter
Red carpet studio 67: hop - create an Easter inspired project
Card mania 64: Easter
Crafty sentiments: Easter
Going grey with Scrap-creations: Easter
Dazzling divas 20: spring/Easter or anything goes
Divas by design: Easter/spring
The paper shelter 153: Easter time
Simon says Wednesday: happy Easter and/or sweet treats
De creatieve zebra 6: spring/Easter
Just for fun April: Easter
Mema's crafts April: anything goes + option: spring or Easter
Sunflowerfield April: Easter or spring
Allways something creative 72: Easter
Kort o mania 105: Easter
My craft creations: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 15: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Christmas lights


'Christmas lights' is the theme that Asha chose for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club challenge. I made a simple card using a digi image, Bugaboo Stamps Christmas cupcake - lights, coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint.  I dotted the lights etc with quickie glue and poured on some Art Institute glitter. his was matted on to gold mirror card and then on to an offcut of Hunkydory card with an old offcut of Kanban across the bottom with Paper Cellar glittered gold strips.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 120
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 13
CRAFT 254: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 145: super scraps Saturday
Sparkle n sprinkle April: anything goes - used lose glitter
ABC Christmas: G for glitter
Christmas at sweet stampin April: glitter
One stitch at a time 208: use a digi
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

The Glory of Christmas 31: music


This is my design card for this fortnight's Glory of Christmas 'music' challenge. Please click on the link to see the creations of the rest of the team and I hope you will be able to join in the challenge.

The background is an offcut originally created with an Embossalicious folder with pearlescent card that was llightly brushed with dusty concord distress ink. The three circle images are some left over from an old Kanban kit bought ages ago and the sentiment circle is a left over from a Hunkydory kit - as is the strip across the bottom (which wasn't long enough to go right across the card, but was OK because it could be tucked both ends under the image circles).


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 120
Hiding in my craft room 145: super scraps Saturday
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 13
CRAFT 254: Christmas
That's crafty: you spin me right round - circles
Inspiration avenue: music
Take a word: music
Sentimental Sundays 202: embossing
Scribble and scrap 15: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
DL.ART April: anything goes

Saturday, 12 April 2014

CHNC 172: make it square .... or include a square on your creation


This is my design card for today's CHNC challenge 172: make it square ... or include a square on your creation.

I've used a square card blank matted with papers from Echo Park's Winter Wishes by Michelle Coleman. The snowman digital image is Paper Pretties warm winter wishes (one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 172), coloured with spectrum noir pens, cut out with a nestie die and edged on the inverted scallops with a spectrum noir. The big bold sentiment is from Beccy's Place digital 'snowman set'.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 13
CRAFT 254: Christmas
Christmas fun: Christmas card for a man/anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 39: inspired by Christmas carol/song: 'Let it snow! Let is snow! Let it snow!'
Merry Monday 103: use a snowman
Cupcake inspirations 255: monochromatic
Bunny Zoe : monochrome
Crafty bloggers network April: die cuts or embossing
That's crafty: you spin me right round (circle, dots)
Fitztown 30: spots and stripes
Inky impressions 154: dots & stripes
Papercreators 22: spots & dots
Love to create 110: anything goes for kids
Ooh la la 153: for a child
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Treasured times: mix it up

Completely Christmas challlenge 7


Today's Completely Christmas challenge 7 is being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and I have used the 'Bubbles ice skating' image kindly supplied. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team and join in the Christmas fun.

I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens, tearing around a perspex oval template and inking with one of the pens. The background card is Hunkydory, an offcut of purple card and I've used a mixture of stars and snowflakes.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 13
CRAFT 254: Christmas
Cupcake inspirations 255: monochromatic
Bunny Zoe : monochrome
Creative moments 40: anything goes/girly
Love to create 110: anything goes for kids
Ooh la la 153: for a child
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 24


Today sees the start of Suzy Bee's bloomin' challenge 24 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team, using images from our sponsor for this week, Lacy Sunshine and, hopefully, join in the challenge - it's 'anything goes' which is always popular.

For my design card I used Lacy Sunshine's 'Jack and Lily' image, coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut out with a scalloped nestie, brushing lightly with distress ink.. Papers are all from my offcuts box. The butterflies and vellum die cuts with silver foiled leaves are from a Dawn Bibby kit bought long, long ago (and I still have a load of similar items from the days when I used to avidly watch QVC and got hooked into buying things that I 'needed' ... so much so that they are still in boxes!). I used small remnants of pink gingham ribbon for the corners. The sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards is silver foiled, although it looks dark in the photo.

The card was based on this sketch for Sunday sketch & stamp 201:



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 119
The paper girls 53: birthday
Seize the birthday: anything birthday
Time out 3: happy birthday
Crafty ribbons 84: flower power + ribbon
Inky chicks 26: butterflies
Fairytale 89: butterflies
Whoopsi Daisy: things with wings
Digistamps4Joy 89: add wings
Crafty calendar April: things with wings
The stamping boutique 12: distress
Make something Monday 14: shine
Papercreators 22: spots & dots
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

Friday, 11 April 2014

Commissioned Easter card


I was asked to make an Easter card for a toddler granddaughter, so I made an easel, stamping with one of my new Penny Black stamps 'juggling eggs' inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir pens. I cut the image using a scalloped nestie die brushing very lightly with fired bick distress ink. I used papers, felt eggs, chipboard egg and Happy Easter ribbon that have been in my Easter box since last year , generating the sentiment on computer.



Folds flat for postage:


I continued the ribbon on the back with the addition of a sparkly egg.

This is for:

A creative romance: eggecellent spring - spring or Easter
Bloggers challenge: Easter
Crafts4eternity R171: Easter
Delicious doodles 83: Easter
Jellypark friends: happy Easter
Jo's scrap shack funday 45: happy Easter
QKR stampede 83: Easter
Totally papercrafts 214: Easter
Alphabet: E for Easter
Victorine 81: Easter
The house that stamps built DCC49: Easter
CCEE 1415: bunny or egg or both
Cute card Thursday 316: Easter
Delightful: you're egg-stra special
DL.ART 130: Easter
Hanna and friends 194: Easter
MilkCoffee: Easter
Moving along with the times Easter/spring
Dream valley 79: Easter
Eclectic ellapu: Easter
Red carpet studio 67: hop - create an Easter inspired project
Robyn's fetish 206: Easter
Stamp dreams 34: Easter bunny
Artistic inspirations 86: Easter animal/anything goes
Card mania 64: Easter
Crafting from the heart 13: anything goes/Easter theme
Crafty boots: Easter
Make my Monday Easter card or creation
Crafty sentiments: Easter
Going grey with Scrap-creations: Easter
Sweet stamps 164: Easter
Crafting with dragonflies 23: Easter
Dazzling divas 20: spring/Easter or anything goes
Divas by design: Easter/spring
The paper shelter 153: Easter time
Simon says Wednesday: happy Easter and/or sweet treats
Stampavie and more 209: Easter
Cut it up 42: Easter
Get inky 11: spring/Easter
The stamping boutique 11: Easter
Sweet stampin': Easter
Animal friends 13: spring/Easter
De creatieve zebra 6: spring/Easter
Just for fun April: Easter
Mema's crafts April: anything goes + option: spring or Easter
Sunflowerfield April: Easter or spring
Allways something creative 72: Easter
Kort o mania 105: Easter
Kreativeinkauf 13: Easter bunny
Sparkles 54: Easter parade
Crafty catz 226: animals
Kreativer basel 44: animals
Open-minded crafting 7: animal antics
Paperminutes 316: folded - more than once
Pattie's 89: fancy folds
Stamping sensations April: dies and/or punches
Crafty bloggers network April: die cuts or embossing
Love to create 110: anything goes for kids
Ooh la la 153: for a child
Feeling crafty 27: anything for a child
Timbro scrap mania 91: only for a girl
Creative moments 40: anything goes/girly
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Vintage stamping (flonzcraft) 19: anything goes
One crazy stamper April: anything goes
Whimsy 70: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Rhedd and rosies 30: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

Blue mermaid for the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge


Today sees the start of a new challenge on the Sweet Pea Stampers blog and the theme is mermaids. Please click on the link to see the delightful crafting of the rest of the team and to join in. Here's some information about what you could win:

Lynette From The Sweet Pea Store, Is offering a $15 gift card for the DT pick of the person who enters BOTH April Challenges ( this one and the next one 25.04.14) using a Sweet Pea image on BOTH projects. The normal prizes will still be drawn, but to encourage you to use a Sweet Pea Stamp there will be a bigger prize for this month. Here is a link to the Store.You may use rubber stamps OR digital stamps.

For my design card I used Charmaine Flannery's Blue Mermaid- DIGI coloured with spectrum noir pens, tearing around the edges.The background foiled card is Hunkydory, with two offcut pieces of mirror card embossed with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder. Just the addition of the tied binding/ribbon and the card was done.



This is also for:

Cupcake inspirations 255: monochromatic
Bunny Zoe : monochrome
Natalie and Amy 19: embossing
The artistic stamper creative team April: embossing and texture
Crafty bloggers network April: die cuts or embossing
Make something Monday 14: shine
Little miss muffet 83: distressed
613 avenue create 66: anything goes
Creative moments 40: anything goes/girly
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
One crazy stamper April: anything goes
Whimsy 70: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Rhedd and rosies 30: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 40: anything goes
Sister Act 52: anything goes
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Treasured times: mix it up

Thursday, 10 April 2014

90th birthday card


I was recently asked to make a 90th birthday card for a gentleman. I was given a photo to use. I kept the card simple, digitally adding a sentiment and matting the photo on to red mirror card, with some sentiment background card matted on to a black card blank, using some deckle edged strips and glittered numerals.


This is for:

Cradz 4 guyz 13: numbers
The paper girls 53: birthday
Simon says Wednesday: happy birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
Time out 3: happy birthday with optional twist of a masculine birthday
Eclectic ellapu: one for the boys
Paper crafting 7: masculine
The east wind 4: use a sentiment
Flat friends 19: include a sentiment
Hiding in my craft room 144: black and white + 1 (red)
DRS 117: pop goes 1 colour - black & white + 1 (red)
Brown sugar 88: clean & simple
Wags n whiskers 126: CAS
Tok bobok 11: clean and simple
613 avenue create 66: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 30: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Rhedd and rosies 30: anything goes
Creative fingers 30: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack 44: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 40: anything goes
Sister Act 51: anything goes
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April

Monday, 7 April 2014

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 83: 'add some flowers' week 2


It's time for some more inspiration from the team at the Cheerful Stamp Pad for challenge 83: add some flowers. Please click here to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team - and we hope that you will get those flowers out and join in here.

For my design card I used Penny Paisley 4 by Bugaboo Stamps (our sponsor) colouring the image digitally in Microsoft Paint. The added red hat is a My Sentiments Exactly stamp inked with fired brick distress ink. I matted the image on to a piece of card that had been dabbed all over with a 'shades of mauve' Blending Blox ink pad by Marvy (I'd forgotten I'd  got this - don't even remember buying it!) This was also used behind the printed poem (you can read the poem here). I used a variety of papers and flowers.






This is also for:

Lacy sunshine 30: add flowers
One stitch at a time 207: flowers
Digi choosday 12: flower power
Pile it on 14: feminine
Fitztown 29: fancy folds
Inky impressions 153: fold it
Pattie's 89: fancy folds
In the pink 41: anything but square
Quirky crafts 7: spice girls (spice up your life with colour girls)
Timbro scrap mania 91: only for a girl
Art impressions 132: getting girly
Craft room: humour
Crafty girls 15: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 14: anything goes
613 avenue create 66: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 40: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack 44: anything goes
Creative fingers 30: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 97: anything goes (the hat was stamped)
One crazy stamper April: anything goes
Paper makeup digi makeover 135: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Inky linky 50
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Treasured times: mix it up

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Holly berries for CHNC challenge 171


This is my second design card for CHNC challenge 171: seeing red ... a little or a lot.  It features a holly image kindly supplied by one of our other sponsors today on CHNC challenge 171QKR Stampede. Background paper is Echo Park /very merry Christmas' - the other papers are offcuts left from previous cards. The background and around the image have been coloured with fired brick distress ink. The image and the paper it's matted on to were torn around perspex ovals. I added red gems as berries to give the card a bit of bling.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
4 crafty chicks 188: colour a stamped image
Delightful: hip to be square
Sparkles Christmas 39: inspired by Christmas carol/song - The holly and the ivy
Crazy challenge 168: bling it up
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Crafty girls 15: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

Christmas bear for CHNC challenge 171


CHNC 171 is all about red ... I'm asking to see a little or a lot on your Christmas creations - please join me.

My first design card has used  'Christmas bear' kindly supplied by one of today's sponsors, Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, coloured with spectrum noir pens. The background paper is an offcut of some left over from a 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye signature Christmas glitter book papers by Jen Wilson. The square behind the image is DCWV, the stocking is  stray one left from a Kanban kit and the sentiment circle from Craftwork cards.

The card is based on the optional sketch given for Digi sketch : bears:


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Ooh la la 153: for a child
Feeling crafty 27: anything for a child
Cute card Thursday 315: all boy
Make my Monday: one for the boys
2 sisters 175: teddy bears
Creative card crew 58: animals
The sisterhood of crafters: animals
As you like it: favourite animal and why - bear, but only when it's a cute and cuddly teddy bear!
Open-minded crafting 7: animal antics
Polka doodles 14: animal magic
Top tip Tuesday: cute
4 crafty chicks 188: colour a stamped image
Delightful: hip to be square
Allsorts 253: no flowers
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Crafty girls 15: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

Completely Christmas 6


This is my design card for Completely Christmas 6, which, as usual, is anything goes as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to join in the challenge - we'd love to see your entries there. The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who kindly supplied the steps Christmas image that I've used, colouring it digitally in Paint, with the sentiments added digitally.

The background paper is a print out of snowflakes digital paper from Bugaboo which was originally blue and I changed it digitally to red.  The striped piece is a little snippet left in my Christmas offcuts box. The flower is from Hobbycraft.

I've followed the sketch for Freshly made sketches 130:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Sparkles Christmas 39: inspired by Christmas carol/song  - I'll be home for Christmas
Catch the bug: April anything goes
Crafty girls 15: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 23: anything goes


It's time for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 23: anything goes - please click on the link and see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the fun. The challenge is being sponsored by Di's Digi download.

For my card I used Di's Digi download 'piano bear', colouring copics and mounted on to silver mirror card and then on to a piece of embossed card that was run through  my eBosser using an Embossalicious folder and brushing lightly with black soot distress ink. Just the addition of the sentiment and this simple card was done, mounted on to a black card blank.

Doesn't the bear look smart and I love the way that his tongue is out as he concentrates on playing - and those little mice are adorable!


This is also for:

Natalie and Amy 19: embossing
DRS 116 who's the (em)Boss - embossing
Digi sketch: bears
Robyn's fetish 205: birthday cards for a young child
Ooh la la 153: for a child
Feeling crafty 27: anything for a child
Cute card Thursday 315: all boy
Make my Monday: one for the boys
The crafting cafe April: one for the boys
Cardz 4 guyz 12: make us laugh
Twisted Tuesday 73: make me laugh
Nutcrafters 65: tots or teens
Ladybug: birthday
Simon says Wednesday: happy birthday
2 sisters 175: teddy bears
Creative card crew 58: animals
The sisterhood of crafters: animals
As you like it: favourite animal and why - bear, but only when it's a cute and cuddly teddy bear!
Open-minded crafting 7: animal antics
Polka doodles 14: animal magic
Top tip Tuesday: cute
4 crafty chicks 188: colour a stamped image
Delightful: hip to be square
Allsorts 253: no flowers
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
613 avenue create 65: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 30: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack 44: anything goes
Crafty girls 15: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 12: anything goes/cute and cuddly
Divas by design: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 51: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Inky linky 50
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Treasured times: mix it up

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Box card for mum


This was the box card that I made for mum for mother's day. A few days ago a package arrived containing card blanks and matching envies in lots of lovely colours to make box cards from Creata - as shown by the lovely Carla on Create and Craft. I am therefore entering this into Creata 25: say it with flowers.

I chose to work with purple and lilacs and it so happened that my Papercraft Inspirations magazine had arrived yesterday with some lovely toppers and card in a freebie pack. I was inspired to use these and add some lovely prima flowers that have been waiting to be used. I printed the sentiment and die cut with a deckle edged nestie, doing the same for our message to mum, which I stuck on the back of the box, cutting out with a larger deckle die. I brushed both of these very softly with dusty concord distress ink.

The card folds flat as the top and bottom of the box piece cave in with the diagonal score lines, so that the left and right pieces come together to form a square card for enveloping - clever design.

The card standing up:

Looking down on to the card:


Inside the 'box':


This is also for:

Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
A creative romance: spring flowers
Left of center 28: ribbon and/or flowers
Dream valley 78: mothering Sunday
Glitter n sparkle 78: mother's day
Scrappers delights 19: for a special lady
Crafts4eternity R169: special mums
Jellypark friends: mother's day/important female
Craft your passion 207: shaped cards or anything but square
Crazy 4 challenges 229: fooled ya - card that has a trick in it - when it comes out of the envie you don't realise that it is a box inside
Order of the opus gluei 139: touch me, inspire me - something different - when I saw the card blanks on TV I just had to order some
Cards galore April: creating with colour - include your favourite colour - purple/lilac
Ecelctic ellapu 2: flowers and  butterflies
Make something Monday 13: sparkle
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Mema's April: anything goes + option: spring
613 avenue create 65: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Inky linky 50
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Third card for CCAYR April


This is my third design card for CCAYR April challenge, which is to make a card featuring poinsettias, with the option of also using a doily. Please click on the challenge link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge with us. Tracey Orchard (one of the design team) is supplying a prize from Platypus Creek Stamps.

I've kept this one very simple,, using the front of a scalloped card blank on to which I've layered the doily and a Hobbycraft flower (which I hope looks enough like a poinsettia!). These were mounted on to a kraft card blank with the corners rounded with a punch.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Cute card Thursday: floral delights
Winter wonderland: get krafty
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty girls 14: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes

Second card for CCAYR April


This is my second design card for CCAYR April challenge, which is to make a card featuring poinsettias, with the option of also using a doily. Please click on the challenge link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge with us. Tracey Orchard (one of the design team) is supplying a prize from Platypus Creek Stamps.

My card is based on the sketch for Sketch Saturday 303  which was to choose any sketch between 215 and 302 - I chose sketch 250:


I used an 8 x 8 card blank, brushing the edges with fired brick distress ink. The background card is an offcut of a piece of Kanban card left over from a card long ago. The down strip was from my offcuts and the strip of poinsettias across the bottom was from a Kanban kit a long while ago. The scalloped shape behind the doily is the front of a card blank (seems a waste to use it just as a card blank because I now have another one the same to use on another card). The poinsettia in the middle is a stamped image coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut out, adding some little red gems. The stamp I used is a very old Anita's one - it also has a couple of swirls, but I cut those off. The sentiment is from Anna Griffin.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Cute card Thursday: floral delights
Fan-tastic Tuesday 29: use a patterned paper
Christmas card challenges 18: favourite colouring medium (alcohol pens, particularly spectrum noir)
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty girls 14: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up

Christmas cards all year round April


This is my first design card for CCAYR April challenge, which is to make a card featuring poinsettias, with the option of also using a doily. Please click on the challenge link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge with us. Tracey Orchard (one of the design team) is supplying a prize from Platypus Creek Stamps.

My card is based on the sketch for Cardabilities 96:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Cute card Thursday: floral delights
Our creative corner: with a song in  your heart - We wish you a merry Christmas
Papertake: anything goes
613 avenue create 65: anything goes
Creative fingers 29: anything goes
Crafty girls 14: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Just B linky party April