Saturday, 28 May 2016

CHNC challenge 283: use a sentiment


This is for my CHNC challenge 283: use a sentiment - please click on the link to see what it's all about - any sentiment, but it must be a Christmas design.

I used one of Lozzy's Christmas papers (kindly provided by Lozzy as one of our sponsors)  for the background of my card, wrapping some beautiful organza sparkly ribbon around some deep blue mirror card and adding a pyramage picture from Kanban bought years ago. The sentiment was computer generated and printed.



Friday, 27 May 2016

Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 3


This is my design card for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 3: anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used the beautiful Delicious Doodles beautiful peacock image by Teri Sherman, kindly provided by Delicious Doodles as sponsors of the challenge. I coloured this with chameleon alcohol pens. Papers, frame etc are from a beautiful Downton Abbey set by Crafter's Companion and flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Crafty calendar May: things with wings
Delicious doodles May: April showers bring May flowers
Sunsational May: anything goes + twist: flowers
Quirky crafts 5: April showers bring quirky May flowers
Card and scrap 118: flowers
Nighshift stamping: birthday
Seize the birthday: adding dimension
Bunny Zoe: lovely layers
The pencil cases 20: T = two craft colour challenge(turquoise and green)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

The glory of Christmas challenge 85


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 85: home of Jesus' birth. Please click on the link to see the lovely scenes created by others in the team and we would love you to join in the challenge - if you don't fancy making a design for the theme you can always enter with anything as long as it's Christmas.

My card is very simple, depicting the lovely Loyd Fannin's Bethlehem nativity scene, printed and stuck on some matt gold card before mounting on an A5 sideways opening black card blank.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 17 + option: non-traditional Christmas
Beat the Christmas rush April
Crimbo crackers 107: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
CRAFT 364: Christmas
Creative corner: clean & simple
613 avenue create 177: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 231: anything goes
Inspiration destination 86: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Guest designer for Creative Craft Cottage challenge 64


I'm delighted to be a guest today for Creative Craft Cottage challenge 64: include an animal. I was supplied with the lovely Panda love image by Teri Sherman at ArtiDoodles (Delicious Doodles). I decided to keep to black, white and create, using a free vector bamboo background and creating the 'Keep Calm' panel, mounting on to a piece of black to match the card blank. The main background paper is a mottled ivory and grey parchment, wrapped with the paws ribbon, with three buttons added.


This is also for:

Alphabet: F for furry friends
Animal friends 38: love
Sparkles 80: animal magic
Critters and creatures linky party 4
Glitter n sparkle 188: ribbon or lace
The ribbon girl: May any image challenge
Crafty ribbons 151: a man's world
Word art Wednesday 231: anything goes
Inspiration destination 86: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes

Pink thinking of you


A simple card created using Hunkydory supplies.

Colours are for CAS on Sunday 83 choosing the first three colours:




This is also for:

Creative corner: clean & simple
City crafter 312: pretty pink n pastels
Crafty gals corner 72: May flowers
Pink gem 169: flowers
Delicious doodles May: April showers bring May flowers
Card and scrap 118: flowers
Word art Wednesday 231: anything goes
Inspiration destination 86: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes

CHNC challenge 282: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is for my CHNC challenge 282: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas. You might think it's still very early to be thinking about making Christmas cards, but some of us have been making them all year long - if you haven't done so already, please click on the challenge link and join in the fun - before we know it, we'll be half way through the year ... scary thought!

For my card I printed the hot cocoa snowman image kindly provided by one of the sponsors, Robyn's Fetish, colouring with spectrum noir pens - I tore the edges around a perspex oval  Papers are Fantastic Foils festive frolics, with a piece of red border that's been in my Christmas scraps box for ages. The 'ho ho ho' pieces are foiled silver.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 17 + option: non-traditional Christmas
Beat the Christmas rush April
Crimbo crackers 107: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 22: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 64: Christmas cuties
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
CRAFT 364: Christmas
Aud sentiments 155: anything goes
Let's color linky party 9: anything goes with something coloured
Love to scrap 78: anything goes (something coloured in)
613 avenue create 176: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 34: anything goes
Craft your passion 312: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 112: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 15: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Create and inspire 46: anything goes
Penny's 277: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 19: anything goes
Cre8tive hands friends 7: anything goes
Brown sugar 199: anything goes
Crafting with friends 21: anything goes
Crafty catz 325: anything goes
PDE linky party 124: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 65: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 29: anything goes
Cute as a button 22: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 231: anything goes
Petal Lu 14: anything goes
Inspiration destination 86: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Monday, 16 May 2016

Teatime thank you

Two simple thank you cards made with Hunkydory supplies:



These are for:

DL.ART 180: alternative: thank you
Simply create too 109: thank you
Craftin desert divas: foodie
Cardz 4 galz 22: tea for two
Inspiration destination 85: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes

Golden wedding


A simple design for a golden wedding card - very difficult to show gold mirror card - I know it looks grey in the picture, but it is indeed gold mirri as you can see in the right hand corner of the card, matted on to a matt gold card, wrapped with gold ribbon and topped with the gold leave with pearls and the sentiment panel.


This is for:

Crafting with dragonflies 57: congratulations - wedding/anniversary
Glitter n sparkle 188: ribbon or lace
Really reasonable ribbon 140: monochromatic with ribbon or trim (it is all gold, even though it doesn't look it because of reflection)
The sisterhood of crafters: no designer paper
Creatalicious 91: anything goes + option: no design paper
Ruby's rainbow 129: use a transparent element (the leaf)
613 avenue create 176: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 34: anything goes
Penny's 277: anything goes
Jade's sparkling butterflies 19: anything goes
Crafting with friends 20: anything goes
Creative fingers 109: anything goes
PDE linky party 123: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 65: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 28: anything goes
Our crafty corner 9: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 230: anything goes
Aud sentiments 155: anything goes
Inspiration destination 85: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Happy birthday


For this card I used a lovely image kindly supplied by Dazzling Ace Designs,.I mounted some corrugated card and cream lace on to the DL kraft card blank, adding the Craftime flower and the Anna Griffin sentiment (the foiling on this is actually gold, not silver as it looks in the photo - and they say that the camera never lies - lol!)



This is for:

Paradise of stamps 42: a touch of kraft
Art at Stampz by Star: birthday
CRAFT 363: birthday
Seize the birthday
CAS-ual Friday 147: birthday
Creative corner: let's celebrate
Fussy & fancy 163: birthdays
Oddball: girl challenge
Chocolate, coffee & cards 109: just us girls
Spellbinding stamps: girly
Glitter n sparkle 188: ribbon or lace
The paper shelter 248: lace it up
Crafty creations 315: monochromatic
Really reasonable ribbon 140: monochromatic with ribbon or trim
Allsorts 363: vintage
Craft for the craic May: a step back in time
The sisterhood of crafters: no designer paper
Creatalicious 91: anything goes + option: no design paper
613 avenue create 176: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 34: anything goes
Cute as a button 22: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 15: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 277: anything goes
Cre8tive hands friends 6: anything goes
Jade's sparkling butterflies 19: anything goes
Crafting with friends 20: anything goes
Creative fingers 109: anything goes
PDE linky party 123: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 65: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 28: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 15: anything goes
Our crafty corner 9: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 5: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 15: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 333: anything goes
Petal lu 14: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 230: anything goes
Aud sentiments 155: anything goes
Inspiration destination 85: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

CHNC challenge extra for May mid-month


This is my card for CHNC challenge extra for May mid-month, using some DCWV paper that I've had for ages. The 'family' circle is a clear perspex overlain on some pink card. The sentiment strips were made on a dymo.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 17 + option: non-traditional Christmas
Beat the Christmas rush April
Crimbo crackers 106: anything goes
Christmas card challenges 24: anything goes
Creative corner: Let's celebrate
Creative moments 93: anything goes + option: black, white & 1 colour
613 avenue create 175: anything goes
Craft your passion 311: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 111: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 230: anything goes
Aud sentiments 155: anything goes
Inspiration destination 85: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes

Saturday, 14 May 2016

CHNC challenge 281: pink


This is my card for CHNC challenge 281: pink ... a little or a lot. Please click on the link to see what this is all about and I would love to see your entries in the challenge.

The background paper of my card is DCWV, with a piece ofr torn Fantastic Foils behind the glittered image oval, with over bits added from stash.  



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 17 + option: non-traditional Christmas
Beat the Christmas rush April
Crimbo crackers 106: anything goes
Creative corner: Let's celebrate
Ribbon girl: May card challenge
Really reasonable ribbon 140: monochromatic
Crafty creations 315:  monochromatic
Everybody art 368: flowers
Simon says Wednesday: flowers
Pink gem 169: flowers
Crazy challenge 222: three layers or more
Kort o mania 152: layers
Bunny Zoe May: lovely layers
Morgan's ArtWorld 10: add sparkle
PDE linky party 123: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 65: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 28: anything goes
Our crafty corner 9: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 5: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 15: anything goes
613 avenue create 175: anything goes
Craft your passion 311: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 111: anything goes
Creative card crew 112: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 15: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 277: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 230: anything goes
Aud sentiments 155: anything goes
Cre8tive hands friends 6: anything goes
Jade's sparkling butterflies 19: anything goes
Crafting with friends 20: anything goes
Creative fingers 109: anything goes
Inspiration destination 85: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 32
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Hope you have a flowerful day


For this card I used an image from the Sparkle n Sprinkle flower wreath set, colouring with spectrum noir pens directly on to the card blank that I had printed, having added the sentiment on computer.
This is for:

Everybody art 368: flowers
Eureka 192: April showers bring May flowers
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Hanna and friends 247: flowers
Di's digi designs: flowers everywhere
Sweet stampin: May flowers
Delicious doodles May: April showers bring May flowers
Spectrum noir (facebook) May: use flowers
Sunsational May: anything goes + twist: flowers
Quirky crafts 5: April shower bring quirky May flowers
Pattie's 122: mother's day or flowers only
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Let's color linky party 9: anything goes with something coloured
Nordalsten hobbyklubb 138: colouring
Little Claire 68: spring colours
The pencil cases 19: S = summer colours
Incy wincy: clean and simple
MFP 19: simple spring
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Monday, 9 May 2016

Pink birthday


Made this card a while ago for one of our granddaughter's birthday., using mainly Hunkydory supplies.


And this card was made with topper bits left over, and a piece of K & Co embossed paper left over from other projects:


This is for:

Get creative 38: pink + 1 other colour (black)
Shopping our stash 250: pink UFOs (finished up the bits that were left for the second card, also the lovely piece of K & Co paper left over from a previous card)
In the pink 93: for a child
CAS-ual Friday 147: birthday girl
Fussy & fancy 163: birthdays
Aloha Friday 71: girly cards
Crafty catz 323: female only
QKR stampede 190: feminine cards
Crafter's cafe 148: feminine
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes

Sunday, 8 May 2016

The glory of Christmas challenge 84


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 84: Christmas socks/stockings. Please click on the link to see the lovely scenes created by others in the team and we would love you to join in the challenge - if you don't fancy including a Christmas stocking you can always enter with anything as long as it's Christmas.

This card was put together digitally using a frame and three different stockings that were saved on my computer long ago and I can't actually remember where they came from. I added the sentiment.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 17
Beat the Christmas rush April
Crimbo crackers 106: anything goes
Incy wincy: clean and simple
Where the HeART is 9: anything goes/one layer only
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Hope your day is filled with sunshine


For this card I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps flower block silhouettes set simply colouring the centres of the flowers and adding the sentiment and the clipart sun image that I found free on the internet.
This is for:

Catch the bug: May anything goes
Crafty creations 314: black and white and a pop of colour
Dragonfly dreams May: summertime
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Di's digi designs: flowers everywhere
Card mania 80: flowers
Art at Stampz by Star: weather related
Incy wincy: clean and simple
Where the HeART is 9: anything goes/one layer only
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes

CHNC challenge 280: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 280 - please click on the link to see what it's about and the lovely prizes that will be awarded to four randomly chosen winners ... and I hope you will join in the challenge.

My card was simply made with an image supplied by one of the sponsors, Dazzling Ace Designs, die-cutting with a todo henna frame die which cuts a  frame as well as the image in the centre. I rounded the corners and matted on to a piece of gingerbread lane paper, with the addition of some Hobbycraft poinsettias.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 17
Beat the Christmas rush April
Crimbo crackers 106: anything goes
One stitch at a time 261: anything goes with vintage
Crafting with dragonflies 56: vintage/shabby chic
Craft for the craic May: a step back in time
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Di's digi designs: flowers everywhere
Hanna and friends 247: flowers
Card mania 80: flowers
Crafty enjoyments 7: flowers
Inky impressions May: die cuts & flowers
Creative craft cottage 63: three of a kind (poinsettias)
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes

Ballet is like dreaming on your feet


I used Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet silhouettes ballerina (they are sponsoring the challenge), using one of their background papers and adding the sentiment, the bow and flowers digitally.


This is for:

Crafty creations 314: black and white and a pop of colour
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Di's digi designs: flowers everywhere
Eureka 191:feminine cards
Aloha Friday 71: girly cards
Creative corner: ladies night
Crafty catz 323: female only
QKR stampede 190: feminine cards
Simply create too 108: ladies only
Crafter's cafe 148: feminine
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Incy wincy: clean and simple
Where the HeART is 9: anything goes/one layer only
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes
Scrappers delights 55: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Thursday, 5 May 2016

April showers bring May flowers (and rainbows!)


For this card I used the Star Stampz spring rain image, colouring with spectrum noir and die cutting with an Xcut rectangular parenthesis die, using a large one to cut a yellow background that was originally created by brayering colour to help clean the brayer when I had done some stencilling with the gelli plate. The glittered pansies are some that I bought some time ago from Poundland. The sentiment was generated on computer and everything mounted on to a piece of rainbow paper and then on to an A5 tent style card blank.

This is for the Art at Stampz by Star weather related challenge.

Colours for Color throwdown 391:


There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.
Ray Bennett


This is also for:

Sweet stampin: water, water everywhere
Creative moments 92: anything goes + option: showers and/or rainbows
Mod squad: April showers bring May flowers
Ruby's rainbow 128: April showers
Aloha Friday 70: April showers (bring May flowers)
QKR stampede 189: April showers bring May flowers
Delicious doodles May: April showers bring May flowers
Quirky crafts 5: April shower bring quirky May flowers
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Hanna and friends 247: flowers
Card mania 80: flowers
My crafting stories 5: flowers
Sunsational May: anything goes + twist: flowers
Crafty enjoyments 7: flowers
Inky impressions May: die cuts & flowers
Little Claire 68: spring colours
Love to scrap 77: make it girly
Nordalsten hobbyklubb 138: colouring
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Let's color linky party 8: anything goes with something coloured
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 276: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Create and inspire 45: anything goes
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes

Let's craft and create challenge 113:


This is my design creation for Let's craft and create challenge 113: breast cancer awareness - pretty in pink. Please click on the link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I made this box card from a kit that came with a magazine - I realised after I'd done it that I'd folded the wrong way, but I actually like it better this way anyway.

Colours and hearts for Double D: happy mother's day - happy birthday:



  
Paper clips just there to keep folded to show what it's like when prepared to put in the envelope:


This is also for:

Pile it on 107: garden creatures (butterflies)
Get creative 38: pink +1 other colour (white)
Glitter n sparkle 186: shaped cards
Sasayaju gliter April: shaped cards
My Sheri 180: get in shape
The paper shelter 247: love is in the air
Make my Monday: party paraphenalia
Cute card Thursday 424: secrets (a hidden something) - all the elements are hidden when the box is closed
Penny's 276: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Create and inspire 45: anything goes
Craft your passion 310: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 110: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 15: anything goes
Sisters of craft May: anything goes
Paper creators 47: anything goes
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes

Pink fairy house for More Mixed Media challenge


This is my design project for More Mixed Media pink challenge:
Please click on the challenge link to see the gorgeous projects by the talented and creative members of the team ... and we would love you to join in with your mixed media pink creations. It could be the main focal colour or just as splash - it's up to you.

I was wandering around The Works seeing what bargains they had and I came across this fairy house that I knew I just had to buy for my pink creation.



This is what is said about the house:

'A lovely little wooden fairy house that you can paint, decorate and embellish to your own personal taste. Once you've created your design, place the fairy house in your bedroom, open the doors, and let the fairies in.

A great way to introduce fairies to your home to open up a whole new magical world for your children.'


 The fairies aren't going to be in our bedroom, but they are welcome in the craft room.

I mixed white gesso and bright pink acrylic paint to paint the lovely pink background. I coloured the windows with spectrum noir pens, also the heart. I brush spectrum noir sparkles around the window frames and the windows and also added sparkle to the doors. White lace, spotted material and pearls were added to the roof and flowers etc to the front wall of the house. The lovely chipboard 'believe' panel is one that I've had for ages - there is a strip of gems behind it, but can't really see them in the photo.

I couldn't get a picture of the whole of the fairy inside, but you get the general idea (should have taken a picture of her before sticking inside, with difficulty!).


I put a fairy inside ... to let others know that they are welcome!:


A close up of one side of the roof:


This is also for:

Simon says Monday: home decor
We love2create 9: anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
Left of center 128: mixed media
Altered eclectics May: anything goes mixed media or altered art
My crafting stories 5: flowers
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Crafty enjoyments 7: flowers
Scrapping4fun 64: fantasy
Cute card Thursday 424: secrets (a hidden something) - the fairy inside
Pearly sparkles 4: things with wings and pearls
Get creative 38: pink +1 other colour (white)
Craft rocket 14: pink and pearlie
In the pink 93: for a child/baby
Little red wagon: anything but a card
Crafting with an attitude 15: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 137: anything goes
Penny's 276: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Create and inspire 45: anything goes
Craft your passion 310: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 110: anything goes
PDE linky 121: anything goes
Crafts galore 29: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 15: anything goes
Sisters of craft May: anything goes
Paper creators 47: anything goes
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Monday, 2 May 2016

Calendar girls crafty challenge


A new monthly challenge blog called Calendar Girls Crafty Challenges is starting on 2 June and each month the theme will be something relevant to that month. I am excited and privileged to have been invited to be on the Design Team.


There are some fabulous sponsors lined up and the team are looking for a few more members, so if you like working with sponsor images and can commit to one project a month and leaving comments on a rota  system then head over to the DT call.

Please come and follow the blog so that you don't miss out on the chance to play along and win some fabulous prizes.