Sunday, 17 June 2018

80th birthday


This is an 8 x 8  commissioned card for an 80th birthday. Tattered Lace double sided papers, cut to create some strips as well as background, with added ribbons, bows, various flowers and butterfly, as well as gems and the all-important glittered 80!


This is for:

CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
MFT birthday project
Dream valley 181: add some bling
2 crafty critter crazies 15: anything goes with a critter
Sparkles 105: let's be pretty
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Friends


This is for the sketch on Cheerful sketches June challenge:


Papers are a mix of offcuts of Anna Griffin and Tattered Lace magazine papers. The stamp is by Denami design, inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir pens: Flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

heARTful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
MFT birthday project
Pammie's inkies 1823: anything goes
Colour crazy 24: anything goes
Color inspiration link up 35
Lil patch of crafty friends 84: anything goes
Creative moments 145: anything goes
Penny's 384: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 339: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 191:  anything goes
Jo's scrap shack 238: anything goes
QKR stampede 300: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 58: anything goes
Crafty friends 86: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Feeling sketchy


This is for Feeling sketchy 195:


I turned the sketch to the left. The main background paper was from Anna Griffin and the other two pieces from Hot off the press. The image was part of a magazine freebie and epoxy stickers from stash.


This is also for:

4 crafty chicks 407: anything goes + birds n' blooms
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
MFT birthday project
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Birthday buttons


Atm I'm hooked on making cards based on sketch challenges - definitely helping me to get on and make some cards in between life  - lol!

This is for Try stamping -or not - on Tuesday sketch 368:


The 'topper' started off life long ago as an ATC I did for a swap - we used to send within a group, so we always kept one for ourself - hence I still had this one - it already have the Stampington antique buttons inked in stazon red, with the surrounding edges brushed with fired brick distress ink. Buttons were added.

Today I stamped the little Hero Arts 'Have a wonderful birthday' and added the piece of ribbon with hand-tied bow. Background card is Hunkydory.

Colours are for Double D: teal and red colour - unfortunately, the photo or my card has made the red look more pink than irl.



This is also for:

The paper shelter 343: ribbons, buttons or pearls
Hiding in my craft room 357: buttons and bows
Craft-Dee Bowz June: anything goes and include a handmade bow
Lost coast 55: round and round
AAA cards 117: geometrics
Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real stamp
QKR stampede 300: anything goes

Simply stamps


This is for the sketch for CAS(E) this sketch 276:


I stamped randomly using a little set of circular patterned stamps inked with stazon in the following colours: claret, gothic purple, ultramarine, teal blue and pumpkin. Sentiment stamp was from Hobbycraft inked with stazon gothic purple.


This is also for:

AAA cards 117: geometrics
My time to craft 373: stamped background
Lost coast 55: round and round
Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real stamp
Inkspirational 163: use small stampes
QKR stampede 300: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Art Deco birthday


This is for the sketch on MFT sketch 389:


The background paper is from a Tattered Lace magazine and the picture is upcycled from the cover of a notebook. I wish the photo could show the bling ribbon as it is irl. Three pearls added here and there.


This is  also for:

Monochrome magic 12: monochrome with a twist of purples
2 sisters on the blog 16: use at least three of the colours - I used the first three:

Crafty catz 421: anything goes + option: ribbon or twine
Everybody art 427: recycle
Dream valley 181: add some bling
Crafty calendar June: three of something (pearls)
Jo's scrap shack 238: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Belated birthday wishes


This is for Freshly made sketches 341:


I coloured the large circles with Spectrum noir Amethyst, adding the scalloped ones and flowers from Hobbycraft. It's always handy to have a belated birthday card ... just in case.


This is also for:

Monochrome magic 12: monochrome with a twist of purples
Daring cardmakers: anything but white
AAA cards 117: geometrics

CHNC challenge 390


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 390 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'non-traditional colours".

The lovely topper was rescued and upcycled from a card received last Christmas, matted on to a large copper tag on to some Hunkydory patterned card, with the addition of some snowflakes and the 'scrabble' letters.


This is also for:

Christmas crafts all year round June:non-traditional Christmas colours
12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 160: anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
CRAFT 472: Christmas
Winter wonderland: Christmas birds
2 crafty critter crazies 15: anything goes with a critter
Everybody art 427: recycle
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Friday, 15 June 2018

Summertime birthday


I'm really not sure how I'm fitting in crafting when I really haven't got much spare time, but I seem to be making cards at odd times when I can. About ten days ago I decided to blog quite a few cards that I'd made, but not shown, having little time to do so. Having done that, I've got spurred on to make and show more cards.

I hadn't entered any sketch challenges for ages and ages, but I'm now on a bit of a roll, finding various ones and making cards for them. I'm enjoying doing this because it is prompting me to make various styles of card that perhaps I wouldn't have done without the sketches.

So, this card is for Tuesday morning sketches 457:


I used some decoupage bits to layer on to a die cut oval with scallops. The background paper was from my offcuts box. Sticky ribbon with gems was from Poundland (why does it look crooked in the photo when it doesn't irl? - lol!)  The  epoxy flourish was from Flourish with a bling (Australia) Jack, forest green.



This is also for:

MFT birthday project
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Scrapy land 91: anything goes with a die (Spellbinders scalloped oval)
Scrapping 4 fun 117: summer
Sparkles 105: let's be pretty
Dragonfly journeys 120: rose garden
Crafty catz 421: anything goes
Polka doodles 24: anything goes
The creative crafters 5: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 238: anything goes
Scribbles 66: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Best wishes



This is based on the sketch for Stamp ink paper 154:



I inked the lovely Penny Black wind caressed stamp with stazon jet black and coloured part of the papers with a pink and a yellow spectrum noir. I used the Tim Holtz stampers anonymous script stamp (same as in the previous post) while it was still  out on my desk. The card trim across the bottom is an unknown piece that's been lurking for some time and needed to be used.


This is also for:

Retro rubber 88: anything goes - both stamps are older than one year
Addicted to stamps and more 296: anything goes
Southern girls: anything goes

Just purple


This is for the sketch for CAS colours & sketches 276 (with a sentiment added across the top):


I stamped the Penny Black butterfly edge inked with stazon gothic purple (unfortunately, looks more like black in the photo, but is a deep purple) and overstamped using the Tim Holz Stampers Anonymous script stamp inked with memento grape jelly, using this also to ink the Anita's sentiment stamp.

I've come to the conclusion that it's just as hard to get a photo of a fairly deep purple as it is to get a good photo of white - lol!


This is also for:

Monochrome magic 12: monochrome with a twist of purples
Daring cardmakers: anything but white
Penny Black Saturday challenge June: anything goes
Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real stamp
AnMaCreatief 81: butterflies
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Christmas cheer


This is for Atlantic hearts shetch 268:


The stamp is one that I bought some time ago and hadn't even inked, so I used jet black stazon and coloured with spectrum pencils. The sentiment is from Papermania bauble Christmas, again inked with jet black stazon.

Difficult to show white cards successfully:


This is also for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 160: anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
My time to craft 372: holidays
Country view crafts June: the written word - add text
CAS Christmas June: masculine
Christmas at sweet stampin June: anything goes
CRAFT 472: Christmas
Happy little Christmas June: anything goes
heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
Time out 111: holidays + option: one layer card
Jingle belles: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
A snowflakes promise 52: anything goes
Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real stamp
Colour crazy 24: anything goes coloured in
Color inspiration link up 35
Crafty catz 421: anything goes
Polka doodles 24: anything goes
The creative crafters 5: anything goes
Classic design team 26: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 70: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Envelope card


This card is based on the sketch for Paperbabe 75:


I have a few very pretty envelopes, but I know that I'll never use them as envelopes, so I decided to cut up a couple of them for this card, with the help of a couple of scraps and some Dovecraft nature's grace puffy stickers


This is also for:

4 crafty chicks 407: anything goes + birds n' blooms
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
2 crafty critter crazies 15: anything goes with a critter
AnMaCreatief 81: butterflies
MFT birthday project
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 368: anything goes
Creative moments 145: anything goes
Penny's 384: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 339: anything goes
Cardz TV 51: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 237: anything goes
Create and inspire 75: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Corrosive 6: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Creatalicious 140: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 69: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Wedding card


This is a wedding card for the sketch time on Sunday stamps 180:


I turned the sketch to the right. I used a grey card blank on to which I layered a piece of Vintage vellum embroidery by inspire me papers (difficult to see in a photo).The middle paper is a cutting from Best Creation Inc Mr & Mrs glitter paper. I used a piece of open weave ribbon for the chevron wrapped with some eyelash trim, which the image layered over this.

The image was stamped with versamark using a lovely old Anita stamp that I've had for years and heat embossed with gold powder, colouring the man's jacket and their faces with promarker flexmarkers. I tore round a perspex oval.


This is also for:

Love to scrap 110: marry me
Scrap from your heart 22: wedding
Brown sugar 279: wedding or party
Back to basics and beyond 5: heat embossing

Santoro birthday


This card is another one made with a Santoro decoupage kit, using offcut pieces of paper including more bits originally from HOTP.

I followed the sketch for Creative sketchy girls 24:



This is also for:

MFT birthday project
Simon says Wednesday: frame it
Crafting from the heart 210: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 368: anything goes
Creative moments 145: anything goes
Penny's 384: anything goes
PDE linky party 24: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 339: anything goes
Cardz TV 51: anything goes
Crafting with friends 69: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 237: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 108: anything goes
Create and inspire 75: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Corrosive 6: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 533: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Creatalicious 140: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 69: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

For the graduate


This is a commissioned card for a graduate. Part of the card is cannibalised from a card I made some years ago and never used, so bits are upcycled on to this one, addition glittered strip, offcut paper, Anna Griffin sentiment pieces and the chipboard and button flowers.


This is for:

DL.ART thankful Thursday 229: graduation
If you give a crafter a cookie 95:

Quick quotes 88: celebrate the graduate
The paper shelter 343: ribbons, buttons or pearls
613 avenue create 210: anything goes + option: buttons and bows
Kreativenkauf 63: wood/board
Everybody art 427: recycle
Cute card Thursday 533: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes

WOYWW 472


Having returned to What's on your workdesk Wednesday, having been missing for quite a time, I'm determined to take part again this week.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, the head over to WOYWW 472 at Julia's lovely blog and find out ... and I hope you'll join in the fun.

There isn't much of interest on my desk today .. just the remains of making a couple of cards yesterday that were blogged and a few bits of paper left out and another Santoro decoupage  kit waiting to be put together. In an hour or two there probably won't be much actual desk seen because I'll probably have stuff all over the place.



However, someone who commented on my post made for last week's snoop around, mentioned storage of wooden stamps and it made me realise that, although I'd shown most of my craft stuff I hadn't actually opened and shown the drawers where I keep embossing powders, etc ... and also lots of wooden stamps: And I have a supply of pens on top of the chest of drawers:








I have a shelf above a couple of my trolleys that house some really useful boxes, which is a nice way of displaying some of my stamps.

I also have a couple of boxes that house some smaller wooden stamps.


I remember a few years ago, when I started to buy more and more unmounted stamps, I said that was the way to go because they take up far less space and that I wouldn't be buying any more wooden stamps ... well that decision didn't last because my collection has definitely continued to grow ... I just love them.

In a while I'll visit some of the blogs linked for WOYWW 472 and I hope you will too.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Santoro decoupage


This card is based on the sketch for Feeling sketchy 194:


Background papers are offcuts from Hot off the Press papers that have been around in my stash for some years. They were just the right colours for the lovely Santoro decoupage kit that I bought recently from The Works. Ribbons and flowers with pearls from Hobbycraft finished the card off, with the Happy Birthday sentiment.


This is also for:

MFT birthday project
CRAFT 471: add ribbon and sparkle
Dream valley 181: add some bling
Crafty catz 420: anything goes + option: ribbon or twine
Hiding in my craft room 356: super scraps Saturday
Papercraft challenges13: children
Cute card Thursday 533: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes

Girl about town


This card is for the sketch on MFT 388:


The tag showed a Charmed download called Girl about town: Louise. This was coloured with copics and shine added by going over the image with a clear embossing pen and heating with clear powder. Background papers are from my offcuts box - much brighter irl - foiled and very shiny.



This is also for:

Tuesday throwdown 396: tag it
Lost coast 54: mini me (tag)
MFT birthday project
The cutie pie 124 spots & dots
Cute card Thursday 533: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Creatalicious 140: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 69: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Monday, 11 June 2018

For surprise challenge 28


This card is for the sketch on The Color Sisters surprise challenge 28:


The card was made with bits and pieces from stash - an offcut piece of black card on to white card blank, with strips of Anita's raised gold with a piece of black striped card with black white and gold foiling (sadly, doesn't show the gold because of reflection). This was raised up with a strip of adhesive foam.

Irl the sentiment doesn't look crooked like it seems to be in the picture ... and they say the camera never lies - lol! The sentiment, backed with black card was raised up with adhesive foam.


This is also for:

Monochrome magic 11: monochrome
AAA cards 117: geometrics
Always fun 62: for a male
MFT birthday project
Crazy 4 challenges 438: masculine cards
Paru June: masculine
Daisy chain 20: for the boys/men
Country view crafts June: the written word - add text
Cute card Thursday 533: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Creatalicious 140: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 69: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes

Happy birthday


This is a card made with papers and elements from Basic Grey sugared collection.


This is for:

Crafting from the heart 210: anything goes
Cute n crafty 2: summer theme
Scrapping 4 fun 117: summer
That's crafty June: a summer's day challenge
MFT birthday project
Hiding in my craft room 356: super scraps Saturday
The flower challenge 21: use a previous challenge - I chose challenge 18: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 533: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams June: anything goes
Ecelectic Ellapu June: anything goes
Creatalicious 140: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 69: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra June: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 3: anything goes