Wednesday, 29 October 2014

WOYWW 282


I missed taking part in WOYWW for a couple of weeks because we were having our carpets taken up and laminate flooring laid instead. All my boxes had to be moved out and then back again - I didn't even do any crafting for a week.

Anyway, I am gradually getting back to normal, but it's always a tussle between organising everything and getting necessary crafting done - quite a lot of design team stuff and also I have a sale for Tearfund here on 8 November (help ... that's soon!).

So here I am for WOYWW 282 - click the link and join in the fun!

This is what's to the left of where I sit - there are some cards I made last night, seven of them - broadband was down, so I had no distractions! And some other bits for potential cards.


On the other side, some more bits and pieces that might be used on future cards - and, no, there's no chocolate in the bag, just scraps of paper.


But the 'piece de la resistance' today is what was delivered this morning - I've just assembled them:


They are to replace this, which is a bit broken in parts, but will be moved up to the summerhouse so that when I craft up there in the summer I'll be able to house a few things.


This means I'll need to empty out all the little boxes stored in this and change things around to use the drawers in the new units. I'm planning on swapping some stuff from the boxes in my other units to put in the drawers. Oh, if only there was more time and no other things to do in life!!

When everything is sorted (ha ha!!) I'll show photos of the whole room. Atm you can see glimpses of the new flooring - much more practical than the carpet.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday 59: anything goes with a twist: monochrome


This is my design card for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 59 using Stitchy Bear whispering trees, an image kindly supplied by the sponsor. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in with your monochromatic entries.

This is one of those cards that I almost wished I hadn't started, but the further I went the more I felt I should persevere - it's by no means perfect, but I tried my best! The lovely image with sentiment is Stitchy Bear's whispering trees, kindly supplied by the sponsor of Fan-tastic Tuesday 59 - I changed the colour of the black and white image into brown and white in Publisher and cut out with one of the Spellbinder marvellous square ties run through the eBosser (such an improvement to cut since I bought the additional metal adapter). Having cut a grid using my Scan n Cut when I first got it - I was just experimenting with it - more information here - having found an svg file on Birds Cards and then used Scan n Cut canvas to convert. I made life more difficult to myself than I needed to because I cut a square out of the middle of the lattice, thinking the die cut would fit into it, but it didn't quite, so I had to cover the hole with the die cut instead, which by then I'd already stuck on to the offcut of paper used for the background. With a bit of lifting at the edges I got there in the end. By this stage I was all for abandoning it and starting again, but tbh I hadn't got the heart to do so.

The corner pieces and spotted flowers were from Hobbycraft and the burlap flowers from Poundland.


This is also for:

Creative cutting 41: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: get crafty and use kraft
Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84:flowers
Crafty cardmakers 126: cut it out 
Facebook Stitchy Bear challenge: anything goes with a Stitchy Bear product
The sailing pineapple 20: newsprint/wording/sentiment/quotation
Daring cardmakers: sentimental
The pink elephant: anything goes

Monday, 27 October 2014

Commissioned 80th birthday card


I was asked to make an 80th birthday card for a lady who loves flowers, so I thought Anna Griffin supplies would fit the bill. The A5 card blank isn't Anna Griffin - bought a pack of them some time ago and still have a few remaining. The centre rose and the small one at the bottom right are decoupaged. The gold foiled sentiment label was from Craftwork cards.

I've used flash photos as I needed to hand the card over and the first two don't show the more vibrant colours of the card, whereas the third one showing the inside is more true to life.




This is for:


Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84:flowers
Craft hoarders anonymous 18: layer it - I've had all of the supplies for ages
Crafty sentiments: use a sentiment
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Paper pretties 333: happy birthday
Totally gorjuss 259: congratulations
Anything goes with a twist 4: anything goes with a touch of pink 
One stitch at a time 222: anything goes with a butterfly
The pink elephant: anything goes
Through the craft room door: anything goes
613 avenue create 95: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 30: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 80

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 98: anything goes with fall colours


This is my design card for Cheerful stamp pad challenge 98: anything goes with fall colours - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

For my design card I used the Stitchy Bear's My heart pieces 'wine barrel' image, kindly supplied by the sponsors, coloured with spectrum noir pens and die cut using one of the Spellbinder's marvellous squares, brushing with spiced marmalade distress ink before releasing from the die. This was then mounted on to gold mirror card. All papers used were from my offcuts box, flowers from Hobbycraft.

This is also for Just us girls 264 photo inspiration:



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 148
Facebook Stitchy Bear challenge: anything goes with a Stitchy Bear product
PumpkinSpice 88: harvest or halloween
Baffies creative 37: fall & halloween
Paper sweeties 24: happy fall
Great impressions October: autumnal elegance
Sparkles 61: fall/autumn colours
Stamping sensations October: warm autumn colours
Stamp and create October: fall/autumn
Just inspirational: fall
CCEE 1443: fall colours
CRAFT 282: autumn/halloween/thanksgiving/bonfire night
Graph it markers 41: autumn colours
Pattie's creations 102: autumn colours in your image
Craftin desert divas 43: brown & orange
Craft your passion 237: trick or treat - give me something good to eat
Simon says Monday challenge: treats
Digi choosday 42: birthdays
Paper pretties 333: happy birthday
Fitztown 59: distress using digital elements
Inky impressions 182: checkmate
Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84:flowers
The pink elephant: anything goes
613 avenue create 95: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 30: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 80
DL.ART October linky

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Rudolph day


Rudolph Day challenge started yesterday as it was 25 October (every 25th of the month) and I had two cards ready to blog, but had such a busy day that I didn't get them on here.

Two cards made with Hunkydory supplies, using one piece of A4 card with shepherds back and front to adhere to two white A5 card blanks (cheapskate or what? lol!):


These are also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 171: any holiday
Jingle belles: not a creature was stirring - animals
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 80

The glory of Christmas challenge 45: St Nicholas/Santa/Father Christmas


This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 45 - we are asking you to include St Nicholas, Santa, Father Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in with our challenge for the next two weeks.

And this card is so right for my own CHNC challenge 200 this week, so I'm showing it there - please visit and join in with my 'if you want to get ahead get a hat' challenge.

I suppose I've cheated a bit because I chose a favourite stamp - Penny Black's 'chill day' - that doesn't actually show the man himself because he is probably resting after a busy day, but he's washed his suit and hung it up to dry and this naughty hedggie has pulled the hat off the pegs and is running away with it ... The image was coloured with spectrum noir pens and I used a quickie glue pen and Art Institute glitter to make the white bits of Santa's suit sparkle.

The paper is from Cosy Christmas pad (free with Quick Cards a couple of years ago) - other items from supplies. Snowflakes were punched from snippets of gold mirror card and the little sentiment tags added with brads.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 148
Penny Black and more at Allsorts October: get ahead for Christmas (PB stamp)
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48: week 42
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Oldie but a goodie: Christmas (have had tis stamp for over six months)
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Polka doodles 42 and 43: Christmas fun
Hiding in my craft room 171: any holiday
Fab n funky 234: in stitches - let's have a laugh
Art impressions 147: humour or puns
Lacy sunshine 45: include a hat
Red rubber inspirationals 143: stay focused on stamping
The house that stamps built DCC1022: leftovers (all papers used and the fibres)
As you like it: favourite style - sometimes cute - so many lovely cute images around including this stamp which is one of my favourites 
Use your stuff 158: pet/animal
Bunny Zoe October: animals
Let's craft and create 98: animal antics
Jingle belles: not a creature was stirring - animals
Art by Miran 17: anything goes
Amusing challenge (stamped blessings): anything goes
613 avenue create 95: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 30: anything goes
Brown sugar 117: anything goes
Creative fingers 54: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 80
DL.ART October linky

Saturday, 25 October 2014

CHNC challenge 200: if you want to get ahead get a hat!


The theme for CHNC challenge 200 this week is 'if you want to get ahead get a a hat!' - for more info please click the link and I hope you will join in with my challenge - if you haven't started on your Christmas cards, NOW is the time!

For my card I used Whoopsi Daisy's sheet 380 snowman (Whoopsi Daisy is one of this week's sponsors). The paper is from Cosy Christmas pad (free with Quick Cards a couple of years ago) - other items from supplies. Snowflakes were punched from snippets of silver mirror card.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 147
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Allsorts 282: Christmas
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Oldie but a goodie: Christmas (have had the digi for over six months)
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Polka doodles 42 and 43: Christmas fun
Christmas at sweet stampin October: snowflakes
The house that stamps built DCC1022: leftovers (all papers used and the fibres)
As you like it: favourite style - sometimes cute - so many lovely cute images around
Aud sentiments 118: 2 or 3 word sentiment
Brown sugar 117: anything goes
Creative fingers 54: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 80
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 52: anything goes with a twist ... wedding


This is my card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 52: anything goes with a twist ... wedding. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

My design card is CAS, using a pre-patterned DL card (one of my Hobbycraft bargains) The Anita's image stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with pirate gold embossing powder. The two sentiment stamps from Anna Griffin were likewise stamped and embossed. It's a pity that whatever I did to try and get a better photo, the embossing doesn't show up like it does in real life.



This is also for:

Deep ocean 89: just one layer
The stamping boutique: make a card/project that is congratulatory
Totally gorjuss 259: congratulations
Stamplorations October: stamps & embossing
Hiding in my craft room 170: embossing
Sparkle n sprinkle October: anything goes - used embossing powder
Red rubber inspirationals 143: stay focused on stamping
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 80
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Completely Christmas 35: anything goes ... add a sentiment


This is for Completely Christmas 35: anything goes with a twist ... add a sentiment. Please join in our challenge and click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

For my CAS card I used this background chopped down to make a square card with the Lacy Sunshine Christmas boo image added, having coloured it in Microsoft Paint - the challenge is being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine who kindly supplied the digi. I know that I've used this image on similar cards before, but I love it so much that I couldn't resist using it yet again.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Allsorts 282: Christmas
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Oldie but a goodie: Christmas (have had the digi for over six months)
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Fitztown 57: anything goes using digital elements
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 80
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Friday, 24 October 2014

Sweet pea stampers: think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness


As I'm sure most of my visitors know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, although I'm sure everyone will agree with me that every month should be. The challenge on Sweet pea stampers this fortnight is 'pink think for Breast Cancer Awareness' - please click on the link and see the delightful designs of the rest of the team and we would love to see your pink creations.

I used Karen Middleton's 'butterfly blue' digital image (also available as a rubber stamp) - yes, I know, it's called 'butterfly blue', but I changed the butterflies digitally to pink and then printed and coloured with spectrum noirs. This was then mounted on to an offcut piece of Hunkydory pink and silver foiled card and then on to silver mirror card. As the image was quite pale I chose a deeper pink card blank, on to which I added another offcut of a different foiled card and a piece of striped paper.

I can remember a time when it was all the rage to use fibres on cards and I had quite a lot of them in every colour, but in recent times they haven't been so much 'in fashion', but I decided that some eyelash pink fibre would be just right for this card, with a few Poundland pink burlap flowers.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 147
Crafty calender October: bingo - I chose the top line: flowers, pink, sparkle
Creative craft cottage 28: bingo - the middle column: flowers, glitter, swirls
A creative romance: pink
Digi sketch challenge: pink & sparkly
Fairies in time: think pink
Paper makeup digi makeover 163: think pink
Anything goes with a twist 4: a touch of pink
In the pink 55: spots and/or stripes
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Digi choosday 42: birthdays
Paper pretties 333: happy birthday
Creative moments 54: anything goes/fairytales
Di's digi designs: mystical creatures
Little miss Muffet 97: if you go down to the woods - fairy image
Eclectic ellapu October: texture
Spectrum noir October: use embellishments
Country view October: sparkle & shine
The house that stamps built DCC1022: leftovers (all papers used and the fibres)
As you like it: favourite style - cute or elegant - sometimes a mix of the two - like playing around with different styles
Aud sentiments 118: 2 or 3 word sentiment
Ppinky dolls 5: anything goes
Brown sugar 117: anything goes
Creative fingers 54: anything goes
Treasured times 27: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 80
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A butterfly for sympathy

A CAS sympathy card, using a Hobbycraft sentiment stamp and stamps from a collection by IndigoBlu, inked with cottage ivy and grape jelly memento and adirondack raisin and currant.

This is the set of IndigoBlu stamps:


This is for Create something catchy 8: one card, one stampset


This is also for:

One stitch at a time 222: anything goes with a butterfly
Crafts4eternity R198: creepy crawlies
Pile it on 42: uplifting message
Red rubber inspirational 143: stay focused on stamping
As you like it: favourite style - cute or elegant - elegant - think this style if suitable for the reason it's sent
Crafty sentiments: use a sentiment
Aud sentiments 118: 2 or 3 word sentiment
Treasured times 27: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Sweet stamps 192: anything goes
The paper girls 66: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 155:  anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Buckwell Craft Supplies


Just a reminder that monthly challenges started on 1 October at Buckwell Crafts Challenge Blog


The blog can be found at: http://buckwellscraftychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

You still have time to enter our very first challenge.
The topic is an easy one: 'anything goes'

And why not pop along to Buckwell Craft Supplies for some crafting goodies:




At the moment from under 24 October there is10% off all ink pads.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fan-tastic Tuesday 58: anything goes with flowers


This is my design card for this week's Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 58: anything goes with a twist: add some flowers. The image is Paper Pretties April , kindly supplied by the sponsor. I coloured the image with copics. Papers are all My Mind's Eye, floral strip is Papermania and the flowers from Hobbycraft.

Please click on the challenge link to join in and also see the lovely designs of the rest of the team.



This is also for:

Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84:flowers
Pile it on 42: cheerful/uplifting message
Craft hoarders anonymous 18: layer it - I've had all of the supplies for ages
Crafty sentiments: use a sentiment
Fitztown 57: anything goes using digital elements
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
The paper girls 66: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Monday, 20 October 2014

Second card for CCAYR October mid-month inspiration


This is my second design card for the mid-month inspiration for the CCAYR October challenge to use lots of embellishments, with my apologies once again for being so late blogging this. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and you still have plenty of time to join in the challenge here.

The image used for this card was rescued from a card received a year or two ago. The poinsettias were from Hobbycraft and the grosgrain ribbon is some that I've had in my Christmas stash for some time. All papers were from my offcuts box.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 147
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Really reasonable ribbon 105: anything goes with ribbon or trim
Eclectic ellapu October: flowers
Card and scrap 84: flowers
613 avenue create 94: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

CCAYR October mid-month inspiration


Oh dear! I've just realised that I totally forgot to show my design cards for the mid-month inspiration for the CCAYR October challenge to use lots of embellishments. We were having all our carpets up and new flooring put down during the past week and I wasn't able to get to my computer as much as usual, but that's no excuse really because I should have scheduled these posts. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and you still have plenty of time to join in the challenge here.

This is my first card. The lovely wide grosgrain ribbon is some that I've had for some time. The lovely sparkly organza rosettes came from Poundland.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Little Claire designs 50: Christmas theme
Come and get it: child's card
Craft for the craic 9: something suitable for a child
Use your stuff 158: animal
Bunny Zoe October: animals
Really reasonable ribbon 105: anything goes with ribbon or trim
613 avenue create 94: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Christmas reindeer


'Christmas reindeer' is the theme that Rita chose for the Christmas Card Club challenge for this fortnight (I apologise to the CCC girls that this is late, but life sometimes gets in the way).

For my card I used a piece of Authentique peaceful paper (I love this paper pad and will be sorry when I've used it all up). The reindeer inked with memento black is one from 'Christmas motives' set by My Paper World. The small round stamp is one of a set of six that I bought recently. Neither of these stamps had been used before, so I'm also adding this card to my own CHNC challenge 199 to 'use something forgotten or never used.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 41
Merry Monday 131: non-traditional colours
ABC Christmas: U for uncoloured - main image not coloured
Christmas stampin all year long 33: use your imagination
Fashionable stamping 84: weather forecast - winter snow
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Oldie but a goodie: Christmas (I confess that I've had the reindeer stamp well over six months, but until today it has been uninked)
One crazy stamper October: halloween or Christmas
Penny Black and more at Allsorts October: get ahead for Christmas
Inky chicks 40: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Little Claire designs 50: Christmas theme
The house that stamps built DCC108: winter
Use your stuff 158: animal
Digistamps4Joy 102: animals
Bunny Zoe October: animals
613 avenue create 94: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Cheerful stamp pad challenge 97: fall leaves, week 2


This is my design card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 97: fall leaves, week 2. Please click on the link to see the lovely autumnal designs of the rest of the team and join in the challenge here.

The background paper is from the Basic Grey Indian summer paper pad (but I think it has an autumnal look), the middle torn strip being another paper from that pad and the torn piece on the left from Basic Grey pyrus paper pad, both edged with spiced marmalade distress ink and Adironadack espresso. The stamped leaves (My Mind's Eye and a Craft Stamper freebie) were inked with Adirondack espresso, terra cotta, Stazon blazing red and Archival russet. I then added some skeleton leaves and the quote generated on the computer.


This is also for:

PumpkinSpice 87: orange
Ooh-la-la 167: inspired by nature
Crafty boots: falling leaves
Inspiration avenue: season it is - autumn
Baffies creative 37: fall & halloween
Crazy challenge 182: autumn gatherings
My Sheri 144: autumn abundance
Paper sweeties 24: happy fall
Great impressions October: autumnal elegance
Jelly park friends: autumn/fall
Let's craft and create 97: autumn
Soartful October: leaves
Sparkles 61: fall/autumn colours
Sweet stamps 191: fall
Try stampin on Tuesday 188: autumn splendour
Stamping sensations October: warm autumn colours
Stamp and create October: fall/autumn
Everybody art 296: leaves
Glitter n sparkle 107: use some orange
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 234: layer torn paper
Fashionable stamping 84: weather forecast - falling leaves, autumn
Craft stamper take it, make it challenge: October: the multicoloured stamping technique - colour your stamp with more than one shade
Craft hoarders anonymous 18: layer it - I've had all of the supplies for ages
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Sympathy


Two similar cards using the front and the back of a ready designed card to add to white card blanks to make two out of one, simply stamped randomly round the edges with part of the lovely Penny Black sparklers stamp and then the full stamped and a sentiment - all inked with Paris dusk memento.

These were among the cards made for my sale last week.


These are for:

Wags n whiskers 140: stripes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Thinking of you


I created the background of this card with pink and purple acrylic paints, scrunching up paper and dabbing on the coated gelli plate and then using a circles mask from Clarity Stamp. The acrylic lace and butterfly stamps are from a set (unfortunately, the pack had got separated from the manufacturers' details, so I don't know who they are by ... if anyone knows, please let me know. The lovely grey  velvet pleats are from Maya Road and the sentiment stamp is Dovecraft.


This is for:

Crafty creations 274: thinking of you
Craft your passion 235: where there's hope - encouragement and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Stampotique 170: black, purple and pink
Tuesday throwdown 217: awareness - pink for Breast Cancer
Just inspirational: pink
The sisterhood of crafters: think pink October Breast Cancer Awareness
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Bloggers challenge: stencil it
Papertake: super fly
Crafts4eternity R198: creepy crawlies
Emerald faeries 60: things with wings
Crafty sentiments: things that start with G - gelli plate and grey
Artistic inspirations 113: anything goes/make your own background
Just inspirational monthly challenge October: make your own background paper
Vandicrafts artistry 13: fashion your own background
Eclectic ellapu October: texture (the velvet pleats)
Top tip Tuesday: favourite colour combo
Treasured times 27: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 28: anything goes
613 avenue create 93: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

CHNC challenge 199: Use something forgotten or never used


This is my card for this week's CHNC challenge 199: use something forgotten or never used - if you click the link you can get more info, see the prizes that can be won ... and I hope you will join in the challenge.

I used a Stampotique stamp by Maryse called 'Christmas tree tile' inked with memento cottage ivy. I don't know why, but, despite having had this stamp for some time, I had never actually inked and used it. Somehow it got behind others and just didn't get to see the light of day! I coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a page out of a story book called The Drgaon in the Christmas Tree written by Patrick W Ledray. I added the stars punched out of gold mirror card, with gold gems added to the centres and to the small stars in the image.

I based my card on the sketch given for Seems a little sketchy 75:


This is a poor photo because of trying to avoid flash light bouncing off the mirror card - a common problem, unfortunately.


This picture taken this morning without flash is a bit better:


This is also for:

Stampotique 169: book text
Allways something creative: text
Daring cardmakers: for the love of a good book
Southern girls: getting wordy on it
Aloha Friday 34: dies and/or punches
House of cards October: punches & dies
Addicted to stamps and more 117: make your mark

Keep it pink


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 51, which is 'anything goes with a twist: add pink'. Please click on the link to see the lovely pink designs of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

I've used Lacy Sunshine Lizabeth Spring Music kindly supplied by the sponsor. The background paper was a freebie digital one from here (well worth a visit if you haven't come across this before) with the sentiment added digitally.a The image was coloured with spectrum noirs.

This challenge is so appropriate when thinking about Breast Cancer Awareness - thinking of all those who are currently going through treatment (one particular friend in mind, but so many others) and remembering those who are no longer with us.


This is also for:

Tuesday throwdown 217: awareness - Breast Cancer
Just inspirational: pink
Crafting with dragonflies 37: pink cards for Breast Cancer
The sisterhood of crafters: think pink October Breast Cancer Awareness
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Come and get it: women and/or girls having fun
Sweet 7 challenge 5: sassy and girly
Fitztown 57: anything goes using digital elements
4 crafty chicks 216: happy birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
613 avenue create 93: anything goes with optional CAS
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scrappers delights 33: anything goes or monochrome
Creative fingers 53: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 29: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky