Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My first card as a member of Penny's team


This is my design card for Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 288: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team. I feel so privileged to be joining them.

I used an image kindly given to us by Lemon as sponsors of the challenge. I coloured the image with spectrum noir markers and die cut todo cross hatch dies, using a larger one to cut the vellum background. This was then layered on to some Centura pearl white/gold card which had been embossed on the todo with Rennie letterpress and die cut with a todo rectangle.

I used another offcut piece of the vellum down the side secured under the lace, adding the flowers from The Works and the Kanban sentiments.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 239 (vellum snippets)
Tuesday throwdown 304: happy birthday
Fresh brewed: birthdays
Card mania 82: lace and/or pearls
Creatalicious 95: anything goes + option: flowers
Bunny Zoe: summer florals
One stitch at a time 267: anything goes with dies
Happy little stampers July: anything goes with dies
Broken fairy designs 7: anything goes with a twist: embossing
Colour crazy challenge 18: anything goes
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (digi coloured in)
613 avenue create 186: anything goes
Love to scrap 82: anything goes (digi coloured in)
Colouring in scrapland 13: anything goes (digi coloured in)
Crafting with dragonflies 62: card challenge: anything goes
Classic Design Team open challenge 4: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 38: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 161: anything goes
Craft your passion 322: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 122: anything goes
Digi choosday 30: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 20: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 82: anything goes
Create and inspire 50: anything goes
Creative moments 98: anything goes
Inspiration destination 96: anything goes
The paper shelter summer break challenge: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 241: anything goes
Aud sentiments 160: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 142: anything goes
Crafting with friends 25: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 70: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 33: anything goes
Cute as a button 24: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 17: anything goes
Bastel-traum 43: anything goes
Petal Lu 18: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Saturday, 23 July 2016

CHNC challenge 291: use a sentiment


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 291: use a sentiment. Please click on the link to see what the challenge is all about and, hopefully, join in - this week there are six sponsors giving prizes to randomly chosen winners ... but you've got to be in it to win it!

This is my card, using snowflake grunge digital papers kindly supplied by Lozzy , one of this week's sponsors. And Lozzy is also a guest for the challenge and has made a beautiful card - please go and have a look.

I used three different papers from the snowflake grunge bundle, tearing two of them to go across the bottom of the card with the Merry Christmas ribbon wrapped around. I stamped the lovely snowy postcard inked with memento rich cocoa ink, tearing around this and brushing the edges with fired brick distress ink, also using some of the ink to emphasise some red parts on the buildings. This was then tucked into the papers at the bottom.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
Crimbo crackers 111: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 260: Christmas in July
Brown sugar 208: Christmas in July
Fairytale 147: Christmas in July
Melonheadz friends: Christmas in July
Crafting by designs: Christmas in July
Crafty gals corner 81: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 133: Christmas in July
CRAFT 373: Christmas
Give a crafter a cookie 48: Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy 168: Christmas in July
My time to craft 325: Christmas in July
Christmas at sweet stampin July: anything goes
Holly jolly Christmas 76: inspired by a song (I'm dreaming of a white Christmas)
Sparkles Christmas 66: snowflakes
Di's digi designs: hot/bright colours
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: anything goes with a stamp
Stamping sensations July: anything goes with a stamp and ribbons
The ribbon girl July: any image challenge
The paper shelter 258: ribbon
A vintage journey July: monochromatic (inspired by Tim Holtz - using distress ink)
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Aud sentiments 160: anything goes
Inspiration destination 95: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

I've been invited on to another DT


I've been invited to join Penny's Paper'Crafty challenge blog - I feel very privileged and exciting to be joining the other ladies there. I'll be sharing my first design there on Wednesday 27 July.


I hope I'll see you there with your entries - whether you are a regular or perhaps you will visit for the first time and take part in the challenge.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The glory of Christmas challenge 89: punched/die cut, not stamped


This is my design card for The glory of Christmas challenge 89: punched/die cut, not stamped. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of others in the team and join in the challenge.

I used scrap pieces of glittered card to cut out the presents, cutting the tattered lace 'presents' from USB 3: typically tattered lace on the scan n cut. They were then mounted on to silver mirror card - unfortunately, most of this looks gold in the picture, but it was difficult to take a picture without my reflection! I added the sentiments and mounted on to the red card blank.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 238
The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Crimbo crackers 111: anything goes
Deep ocean 133: Christmas in July
Ike's world 67: Christmas in July
Give a crafter a cookie 48: Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy 168: Christmas in July
My time to craft 325: Christmas in July
Come and get it: checks or stripes
Crafty friends 36: to use your dies
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Di's digi designs: hot/bright colours
Inspiration destination 94: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Saturday, 16 July 2016

CHNC challenge 290: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 290: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas. Please click on the link to find out what the challenge is all about and I'd love to see your entries there.

For the background of the card I used a piece of the cover of K & Co secret Santa 12 x 12 paper pad with a strip of sentiment card taken from a gift bag. The die cuts were created using todo cross hatch dies with the todo. The image is Robyn's Fetish snow cone, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of  CHNC challenge 290 (there are four other sponsors, so plenty of prizes to be won by randomly chosen winners), coloured with spectrum noir pens. This is an A5 tent style card.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Crimbo crackers 111: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 133: Christmas in July
Ike's world 67: Christmas in July
Give a crafter a cookie 48: Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy 168: Christmas in July
Sparkles 82: Christmas in July
Aloha Friday 76: Christmas in July
My time to craft 325: Christmas in July
Ooh-la-la 208: something beginning with f - frame
Allsorts 372: frame it
Crafty friends 36: to use your dies
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Di's digi designs: hot/bright colours
My Sheri 186: just a chillin'
Cute as a button 24: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 94: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Friday, 15 July 2016

Love to craft - new challenge blog





I feel privileged and excited to have been chosen to join the Design Team for Love to Craft, a new challenge blog starting on 1 August.

Come play with us! We are an all-crafts challenge blog and welcome any and all kinds of handmade creations - from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts - to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects - and even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! Whatever you're working on, we want to see it! :)

Our challenges are monthly - they go live at 6:00 AM EST on the first day of every month and run until 6:00 PM EST on the last day of the month - and are always Anything Goes!

More information on the blog - please visit to meet the team and to find out more about how to play in the challenges.

Christmas cards all year round July challenge: anything goes


I am so glad that the Christmas cards all year round challenge blog has started up again and I am in the group that posts mid-month. So this is my design card using the Imagine That by Kris 'hanging kitty' image (supplied by them as sponsor of the challenge). This was pre-coloured. Please click on the challenge link here to see the lovely designs by the rest of the Christmas Belles and click here to see the designs by the Gingerbread Gals and join in the challenge - the theme is 'anything goes' as long as it is Christmas or festive related.
Prize: $10 gift certificate

I die cut the image using the outline die from the Todo henna frame set, distressing around the image with squeezed lemonade ink, using spiced marmalade distress ink on the edges. The background paper and the cutting across the bottom are from the Bo Bunny silver and gold collection papers. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, the sentiment tag from an old Anna Griffin set and the two burlap flowers from Poundland.


This is also for:

Crafty ribbons 160: Christmas
The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
Beat the Christmas rush
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Crimbo crackers 111: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 133: Christmas in July
Ike's world 67: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 69: Christmas in summer
Stamp ink paper 56: Christmas in July
Give a crafter a cookie 48: Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy 168: Christmas in July
Sparkles 82: Christmas in July
Aloha Friday 76: Christmas in July
Ribbon girl: July card challenge
Creative moments 97: anything goes + optional twist ribbons
Animal friends 40: animal with dies/punches
Crafty calendar July: punches and/or dies
Digistamps4Joy 126: anything goes + option dies and/or punches
Cute as a button 24: anything goes
Craft your passion 320: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 120: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 286: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 23: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 94: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for July mid-month inspiration


This is my card for CHNC challenge extra for mid-month - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of some of the lovely DT ladies and we hope that you will join in our challenge here.

I used the lovely Stampendous 'snowy postcard rubber stamp inked with memento rich cocoa. I tore round the edges and brushed with vintage photo distress ink.

The background paper is from DCWV, which was also brushed around the edges, with the addition of the flower and greeting.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
Beat the Christmas rush
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Crimbo crackers 111: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Cardz 4 guyz 128: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 133: Christmas in July
Ike's world 67: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 69: Christmas in summer
Stamp ink paper 56: Christmas in July
Give a crafter a cookie 48: Christmas in July
Fussy and fancy 168: Christmas in July
Sparkles 82: Christmas in July
Broken fairy designs 6: anything goes with a twist Christmas in July
Di's digi designs: Christmas in July
One crazy stamper July: Christmas in July
Holly jolly Christmas 76: inspired by a song - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin July: anything goes
Stamps & fun - creativity 282: anything goes
Sweet stamps July: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: anything goes with a stamp
A vintage journey July: monochromatic (inspired by Tim Holtz - using distress inks)
Craft your passion 320: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 120: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 286: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 23: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 94: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Commissioned 50th birthday card


A friend asked me to make a card for a man's 50th birthday, telling me that he liked mountain scenes and he goes skiing - I found the picture here (it was free to use). The surrounding area around the picture was silver foiled on the todo using one of the rennie hot foil press. The piece of blue behind the picture has Happy Birthday embossed randomly, but it can't really be seen here - this and the background were from Kanban. The background and the foiling around the picture are bright silver, but, unfortunately, this doesn't show on the picture. I had to take the card to my friend, so didn't have any opportunity to take another photo.


This is for:

Get creative 43: celebrations
Fresh brewed: birthdays
Stampz by Star: celebrations
Scrapping4fun 69: birthday
Crafty gals corner 80 monochromatic
Simply create too 113: red, white or blue
Craft your passion 320: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 120: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 286: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 23: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 146: anything goes
613 avenue create 184: anything goes
Little Claire 71: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 94: anything goes
Not just cards 34: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Sunday, 10 July 2016

On your special day


This card was made with some of the lovely Downton Abbey collection by Crafter's Companion. I love the metal domed framed miniature picture that matches the decoupaged one. This is a card suitable for any special day ... birthday, anniversary, wedding etc.


This is for:

Sparkles 81: they say when you marry in June
Ooh-la-la 208: something beginning with f - frame
Jo's scrap shack funday 146: anything goes
613 avenue create 184: anything goes
Little Claire 71: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 93: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Just for you on your birthday


Another card made with Downton Abbey supplies from Crafter's Companion, including the lovely metal framed mini picture that matches the one in the bigger frame.


This is for:

Scrapping4fun 69: birthday
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Card mania 82: lace and/or pearls
Lemon shortbread 19: anything goes
Penny's 285: anything goes
Craft rocket 19: anything goes
Creative corner: anything goes
Creative fingers 113: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 146: anything goes
613 avenue create 184: anything goes
Little Claire 71: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 93: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Roses for Rose


This card is to give to Rose tomorrow. Rose is a resident in the block of retirement flats where we now live and, sadly, she is moving into a care home. So tomorrow there is a tea to wish her well and I thought a card with roses on would be appropriate for her.

The papers were in a pack that I've had for a long while - I've got no idea where they came from. The foiled roses were given to me by Donna Carroll, a crafting friend on facebook who foiled and die cut the roses using her todo. Other bits and pieces from stash.


This is for:

Crafty sentiments: flowers
Crafty calendar July: punches and/or  dies
Digistamps4Joy 126: anything goes + option dies and/or punches
Crazy challenge 226: lace
Fussy and fancy 167: flowers and lace
Card mania 82: lace and/or pearls
Lemon shortbread 19: anything goes
Penny's 285: anything goes
Art impressions 188: anything goes
Craft rocket 19: anything goes
Creative corner: anything goes
Creative fingers 113: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 146: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 93: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

CHNC challenge 289: colour: purple


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 289: colour: purple .... use a little or a lot. Please click on the link to see what the challenge is all about - there are some super prizes to be won - and I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I used some beautiful Magi digital papers and coloured images kindly supplied by Doodle Pantry, one of this week's sponsors.


This is also for:

Doodle pantry ants in my pantry 19: anything digital
The 12 months of Christmas link up 19
Beat the Christmas rush
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Crimbo crackers 110: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 323: Christmas in July
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Ike's world 67: Christmas in July
Di's digi designs: Christmas in July
Robyn's fetish 323: Christmas in July
Broken fairy designs 6: anything goes with a twist Christmas in July
Ching-Chou-Kuik July: favourite colour
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 93: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Decoupaged 90th birthday card


This was a commissioned card for a 90th birthday for a lady with limited sight, so I used decoupaged flowers so there's something to feel as well as bold colours to see. The sentiment was created on computer and printed and cut with a todo decorative oval die, distressing with worn lipstick distress ink before removing from the die. This is an 8 x 8 card. The striped panel on the left is some lovely sparkly ribbon that I've had for ages.


This is for:

Fresh brewed: birthdays
Art at Stampz by Star: celebrations
Scrapping4fun 69: birthday
Cupcake inspirations 365: flowers
One stitch at a time 265: anything goes with flowers
Crafty sentiments: flowers
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 142: flower field
Really reasonable ribbon 144: summer flowers
Cut it up 100: anything goes (using a die cut)
Crafty calendar July: punches and/or  dies
Die cut divas July: glitter
Digistamps4Joy 126: anything goes + option: dies and/or punches
The ribbon girl July card challenge
Creative moments 97: anything goes/optional twist ribbons and/or bows
Polka doodles 27: add ribbon or twine
In the pink 98: all or nothing - fussy and fancy or clean and simple
Crafty friends 35: colour: pink, green, white
Chocolate, coffee & cards 113: fancy and use pink
Crafty gals corner 79: lots of layers
Dare 2 B artzy July: lots of layers
613 avenue create 183: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 37: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 160: anything goes
Craft your passion 319: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 119: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 19: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 285: anything goes
Art impressions 188: anything goes
Craft rocket 19: anything goes
Creative corner: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 7: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 238: anything goes
Inspiration destination 93: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Take time to relax ...


(Think that should be a message to self!!)

Another quick card (I need to make some quick male cards to boost supplies) using Hunkydory supplies, including the two striped strips which were snippets, not long enough to go all the way down a card.


This is for:

My Sheri 185: down at the beach
Ecelctic Ellapu July: life's a beach
Papercreators 49: just for men
Delicious doodles July: beside the sea
Paperminutes 442: summer break
Just us girls 350: summer
AnMaCreatief 58: summer
Bunny Zoe: summer
Deep ocean 132: colours of summer
Glitter n sparkle 195: red, white and blue
Simon says Monday: red white and/or blue
Jo's scrap shack funday 145: use red, white & blue
Paper sweeties 45: inspiration (I went with the colours):
Unstampabelles 59: go native (UK flag: red, white & blue) with a twist to make it square
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Bear hugs


A quick card using the offcut piece of Persimmon paper from the previous card matted on to a red card blank with a piece of corrugated card and Hunkydory topper and sentiment label.


This is for:

Glitter n sparkle 195: red, white and blue
Melonheadz friends: red, white and blue
Simon says Monday: red white and/or blue
Jo's scrap shack funday 145: use red, white & blue
Paper sweeties 45: inspiration (I went with the colours):
Unstampabelles 59: go native (UK flag: red, white & blue) with a twist to make it square
Going grey with Scrap-creations: red, white and blue
Use your stuff 228: show us an animal on your creation (everything used is from long ago and needed using!)
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Red, white and blue birthday wishes


This is an 8 x 8 card, using Hunkydory pictures (one split into three), background paper from Docrafts Persimmon collection, a piece of glittered red ribbon overlain with anchor grosgrain ribbon, with a couple of Express Youself stick-on decorations.


This is for:

Papercreators 49: just for men
Delicious doodles July: beside the sea
Paperminutes 442: summer break
Bastel-traum 42: journey/vacation
DL.ART thankful Thursday 183: summertime
Aloha Friday 75: summer fun
Just us girls 350: summer
AnMaCreatief 58: summer
Craft for the craic July: summer breeze
Kort o mania 156: summer
Bunny Zoe: summer
Crafts and me July: anything goes with optional summer memories
Deep ocean 132: colours of summer
Ribbon girl: July card challenge
CRAFT 370: add ribbon and sparkle
Glitter n sparkle 195: red, white and blue
Melonheadz friends: red, white and blue
Simon says Monday: red white and/or blue
Jo's scrap shack funday 145: use red, white & blue
Paper sweeties 45: inspiration (I went with the colours):
Unstampabelles 59: go native (UK flag: red, white & blue) with a twist to make it square
Going grey with Scrap-creations: red, white and blue
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Let's craft and create challenge 115


This is my design card for Let's craft and create 115: our four-legged friends - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.

I was asked to make this card for a friend to give to her mum - she said that she loved bright colours and animals, wild ones in particular, so I used this lovely 'fun in the jungle' digital image from Stitchy Bear's digi outlet, colouring with spectrum noir pens.  When printed, the image was cut out on my Scan n cut and mounted on to an offcut piece of red paper. I thought the offcut piece of spotted background paper gave a bit more brightness and I added a snippet strip of animalprint paper wrapped with the paw print grosgrain ribbon with some glitter strips on the sides. The little circles are mini shakers from Paperrchase. Although it's difficult to see the sentiment says 'Happy Birthday Mum' and the numerals are gold foiled.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 236
Use your stuff 228: show us an animal on your creation (using up old supplies)
Crafty ribbons 158: animals
Ribbon girl: July card challenge
CRAFT 370: add ribbon and sparkle
Polka doodles 26: add ribbon or twine
Country view July: have fun with circles
Colour crazy 16: glitter and sparkles
Deep ocean 132: colours of summer
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (with colouring)
Sunsational July: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

More mixed media July challenge


This is my design canvas for More mixed media July challenge: anything goes + optional pastel colours.

I made the background of the canvas (about 12" x 16") with a mix of white gesso and various acrylic paints. The two corner pieces were left over form a card from a set bought long ago.

I used two That's Crafty stencils, randomly dabbing the top one with sparkle medium champagne and the bottom one with sparkle medium cinnamon. I inked the Just Rite cling Fleuriste Newsprint background stamp with versafine onyx black and stamped on to a piece of white tissue paper. I then wetted around it with a paintbrush to tear and adhered to the canvas with mod podge.

Flowers from Hobbycraft, the white ones touched with some of the cinnamon and champagne sparkle medium.



This is also for:

We love 2 create 14: anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
CCEE 1626: mixed media
Altered eclectics July: anything goes mixed media or altered art
Creative artiste 16: anything goes - mixed meda
Stamplorations July stencil Sunday 53: mixed media - using stencils
Pink gem 172: anything but a card
Alphabet: I for ink it up
Crafty friends 35: colour - pink green white
Ooh-la-la 208: something beginning with f - flowers
Fashionable stamping 112: beautiful blooms
The artistic stamper: all things bright and beautiful
The sisterhood of crafters: create your own background
Craft stamper take it/make it July: anything goes (with a stamp)
Paradise of stamps 45: anything goes
Penny Black at Allsorts July: anything goes with a stamp
The pencil cases 23: W -= whatever/anything goes
Noor 20: anything goes
Sunsational July: anything goes
613 avenue create 183: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 160: anything goes
Craft your passion 319: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 119: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 141: anything goes
Catch the bug July: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 17: anything goes
Sisters of craft July: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes
DL.ART July linky

Monday, 4 July 2016

I believe I can fly


This is another quick, simple card, using some of the lovely Downton Abbey collection by Crafter's Companion.


This is for:

Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): I believe I can fly
Ooh-la-la 208: something beginning with f - fly, feathers
Crafter's cafe 152: things with wings
Paperminutes 441: feathers
Craft and smash July: feathers
If you give a crafter a cookie 47: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes

Time for coffee


This is a birthday card made with some more of the Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey range (I love this) and some trim from Anna Griffin.


This is for:

Craftin desert divas: coffee
Scribbles designs 42: sip & savour
Cardz 4 galz 25: pink and brown
613 avenue create 183: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 37: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 160: anything goes
Craft your passion 319: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 119: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 78: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 22: anything goes
If you give a crafter a cookie 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 24: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 32: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
Leinzlove tear bears July 7: anything goes