Thursday, 21 June 2018

We wish you a merry Christmas


Another Christmas card with a sentiment as the focus - a glittered scalloped circle taken from an old kit, matted on to an offcut piece of embossed silver mirror (using the Embossalicious star of wonder embossing folder) on to a strip of red mirror, mounted on to a green card blank.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
The holly and the ivy 31: anything Christmas goes
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas
Ike's world 109 anything goes/inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas
International art & soul 35: sentiment as main focus
Aud sentiments 206: anything goes + a sentiment
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

Glad tidings


This is a Christmas card made with papers and elements from Craftwork Christmas past collection with the 'Glad Tidings' upcycled from the wrapper of some Dovecraft Christmas doilies.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 161:  anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
The holly and the ivy 31: anything Christmas goes
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas (Glad tidings we bring ...)
Ike's world 109 anything goes/inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas (Glad tidings we bring ...)
International art & soul 35: sentiment as main focus
Aud sentiments 206: anything goes + a sentiment
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

Birthday wishes


This is for Atlantic sketch 269:


The 'tag' is an ATC that I made years ago as my own one to keep for a group swap. It was made with Die cuts with a view pocket full of posies papers and various buttons, trim, ribbon. The background paper and other strip was from my offcuts box, with Hobbycraft flowers added and the birthday sentiment circle.


This is also for:

Papercraft business 7: anything goes + option: use your oldest designer paper (certainly one of the first - used to buy lots of DCWV and still have lots - lol! - and still love them)
Everybody art 428: birthday
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song: We'll gather lilacs in the spring again
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: We'll gather lilacs in the spring again
Crafting by designs: flowers
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
CRAFT 473: summer
Creative sketchy girls 25: summer card
The paper shelter 344: summer vibes
Word art Wednesday 340: anything goes
Aud sentiments 206: anything goes + a sentiment
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

Happy anniversary


This card features some stickers I got from The Range with papers from Papermania Modern Deco - these are so lush, shiny and lovely - unfortunately, the camera just doesn't do them justice. On here the black looks grey, but is a much deeper black irl.



This is for:

Love to scrap 110: marry me
Dream factory 57: full hangover/nine lives
The sisterhood of crafters: animal crackers
Sunny day crafting 25: any animal
2 crafty critter crazies 15: anything goes with an animal
Crafty animals 15: anything goes with an animal
Fabrika fantasy 21: animals
Inspiration destination 153: anything goes + twist: kinda cute
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song: the anniversary song
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration: the anniversary song
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 168: anything goes
Penny's 385: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 340: anything goes
Aud sentiments 206: anything goes + a sentiment
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

Birthday card for husband


This is a commissioned card for a friend's husband's birthday - someone who loves music and plays guitar.

I used papers from my offcuts box including the silhouette which was one on a sheet of similar silhouettes, but don't know where it came from, adding the greeting and 'husband'.



This is for:

Cute n' crafty 3: birthday theme
Everybody art 428: birthday
The male room 88: inspired by a film title: Jailhouse rock
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song: Jailhouse rock
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration:
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): for the boys
Paru June: massculine
Daisy chain 20: for the boys/men
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 70: anything goes
Penny's 385: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 340: anything goes
Scribbles designs 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

Happy birthday card for a guitarist


This was a commissioned card for a son's 60th birthday - he is a keen guitarist, both classical and electric guitar, so I used digital images of both layered on top of the silhouette, added to the the sheet music. This was printed, layered on to mirror card and on to the Kanban sentiment background card with wooden corner pieces added.


This is for:

Cute n' crafty 3: birthday theme
Everybody art 428: birthday
The male room 88: inspired by a film title: Jailhouse rock
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song: Jailhouse rock
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration:
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): for the boys
Paru June: massculine
Daisy chain 20: for the boys/men
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 70: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 25: anything goes
Penny's 385: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 340: anything goes
Scribbles designs 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

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

WOYWW 472


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.

I'm joining in early today (trying to keep up with this every week now) because John has an appointment at  Guy's hospital today and it's an early start (and even earlier the next day).

Anyway, on the left hand side of my desk you can see stamps that have been used this week, but need cleaning ... I'm still waiting for a fairy to appear and do the job - lol! I'd rather get on and make more cards.


The right hand side isn't anymore exciting - piles of card that have been made this week, a few bits waiting to be used and some essentials - the ATG gun that I wouldn't want to be without, a couple of boxes, my mobile  ... nothing very exciting, except that pile of cards represents quite a lot of crafting during this past week ... I'm not really sure how I've achieved all that ... just take an opportunity here and there to make something.


 When I can I'll visit some of the blogs linked for WOYWW 472 and I hope you will too.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Birthday dream


The 'tag' on this card started life as part of an ATC swap some years ago (in a group and each of us kept one for ourself). This was made with pieces of Anna Griffin paper and stamping the shapes on the right of the tag having been die cut with Spellbinder labels. The paper underneath this is an offcut of Hot off the press paper and the right hand piece an offcut of Anna Griffin paper with a Kanban trim between the two. The happy birthday circle is silver (although it doesn't look it here) and the flowers from The Range are pale pink.

This is for the sketch on Always fun 63:



This is also for:

Everybody art 428: birthday
MFT birthday project
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song: All I have to do is dream (Everly Brothers)
Ike's world 109 anything goes/song inspiration:
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Crafty calendar June: three of something (flowers)
Allsorts 472: use at least 2 dies
Lemon shortbread 70: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams 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

Decoupaged happy birthday


This is another card made with supplies from a magazine freebie - decoupaged glowers and sentiment on a pastel background.


This is for:

Everybody art 428: birthday
MFT birthday project
Ike's world 109 anything goes/June is busting out all over
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Dragonfly journeys 120: rose garden
Dragonfly dreams 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

Happy birtthday


A birthday card made with some Downton Abbey background paper (from a lovely set purchased some time ago from Crafter's Companion) with other elements from Hunkydory


This is for:

Cute n crafty 3: birthday theme
Everybody art 428: birthday
MFT birthday project
Monochrome magic 12
Ike's world 109 anything goes/June is busting out all over
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Lil patch of crafty friends 84: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 211: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 339: anything goes
Crafty friends 86: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams 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

To a lovely lady


This is a card using the lovely Beccy's place dress form with flowers image, printed and mounted on to an offcut of bright pink mirror card. The background was embossed on to a piece of turquoise blue mirror card using a Darice embossing folder called small dress forms.

The other elements are from Hunkydory sparkle and shine.



This is for:

Beccy's place June: anything goes with a Beccy image
Crafty cardmakers 214: wet or dry embossing
Cute n crafty 3: birthday theme
Everybody art 428: birthday
MFT birthday project
Creative craft cottage digi creations 93: anything goes
Digi choosday 25: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 211: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams 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

Monday, 18 June 2018

Christmas wishes


This is a Christmas card put together with paper from an old kit, with the scalloped circle with glittered bauble and Christmas wishes mounted on to a Dovecraft red doily.


This is for:

12 months link up 42
Crimbo crackers 160: anything goes
Pile it on 143: all sorts of holidays
CRAFT 472: Christmas
The holly and the ivy 31: anything Christmas goes
Just us girls 445: red, black +a third one
Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas
Ike's world 109 anything goes/inspired by a song
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

Sunny birthday


Another yellow birthday card, this time based on the sketch for sketch-tanten 45:


The background paper is from Papermania capsule yellow sorbet collection. I randomly stamped the square and the circle with parts of the Penny Black floral silhouette stamp inked with stazon mustard, adding the birthday circle coloured with spectrum noir sunshine pen, also adding ribbon and lace from stash.


This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 221: yellow
Fab n funky 398: bring me sunshine
Creative inspirations June: here comes the sun
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/June is busting out all over
Crafting with dragonflies 105: ribbon and lace
Penny Black and more at allsorts June: in the garden
MFT birthday project
Pammie's inkies 1824: anything goes
Color inspiration link up 35
Dragonfly dreams 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

A summer daisy birthday


This is for Sketch Saturday 518:


Papers are from Papermania capsule lemon sorbet. I stamped both squares (the base one randomly) using a lovely Magenta daisy inked with memento tuxedo black and colouring with spectrum noir sunshine pen. I coloured the birthday greeting with the pen (this was originally white).


This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 221: yellow
Monochrome magic 12
Fab n funky 398: bring me sunshine
Creative inspirations June: here comes the sun
Scrapping 4 fun 117: summer
heARTful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real stamp
CCEE 1824: blooming flowers
Creatalicious 141: anything goes + option: flowers
Ike's world 109 anything goes/June is busting out all over
MFT birthday project
Pammie's inkies 1824: anything goes
Colour crazy 24: anything goes
Color inspiration link up 35
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

Inspired by a song ... many songs


This card is inspired by many, many songs, sung by a favourite group, The Beatles - as Abbey Road features on the card, I'm choosing the song 'here comes the sun' from that album.

This card was made last year, but never blogged, so I thought it was about time I did so. Of course, this was made for a huge Beatles fan. The disco background card was from Kanban, with playing cards and various other elements added, including the upbload picture with script.


Back of the card (another Kanban element): 

This is for:

Use your stuff 317: inspired by a song
Ike's world 109 anything goes/inspired by a song
Creative moments 145: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 339: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack 238: anything goes
Crafty friends 86: anything goes
Create and inspire 75: anything goes
Not just cards June: anything goes
Creative crafters 5: anything goes
Corrosive 6: 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

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
Ike's world 109 anything goes/June is busting out all over
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

Inspiration destination 152: anything goes + twist: use a real 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