Friday, 1 August 2014

Third design card for CCAYR August


This is my second design card for CCAYR August challenge: sparkle and glitter. Please click the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see you entering the challenge with your sparkle and glitter creations.

The background paper was free with a magazine - I've mounted this on to a stardream black card that has a lovely sparkly look to it. I've used one of my favourite Christmas stamps, Rubber Stampede 'Santa collage', inked with versafine black onyx and heat embossed with black detail powder, as was the Crafter's Companion Sentimentals sentiment stamp.The glittered swirls were from Poundland.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Creative card crew 67: Christmas
Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Left of center: Christmas in August
Sunday stamper 318: Christmas/winter
Stamps & fun = creativity: Christmas in summer
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Pile it on 30: embossing (wet)
Art impressions 141: like an EmBOSS wet or dry embossing
Wow! embossing powder August: monochrome
Creatalicious 65: monochrome
Emerald faeries 58: pearls & swirls
Everybody art 289: favourite stamps - this is one of my favourite Christmas ones
The artistic stamper creative team August: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes

Second design card for CCAYR August


This is my second design card for CCAYR August challenge: sparkle and glitter. Please click the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see you entering the challenge with your sparkle and glitter creations.

The background is a piece of Hunkydory gold foiled card. The embossed square was cut from the Teresa Collins 'swirltangle' embossing folder that was run through my eBosser and then swiped with versamark before being heat embossed with Funstamps pearl plum embossing powder - this has a lovely almost iridescent sheen. The Anita's stamp was inked with memento grape jelly and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers and gem brad are Panduro.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Creative card crew 67: Christmas
Left of center: Christmas in August
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Sunday stamper 318: Christmas/winter
Stamps & fun = creativity: Christmas in summer
Winter wonderland: anything goes for Xmas
Pile it on 30: embossing - wet and dry
Dream valley 87: favourite colour combo - I love anything purple/lilac
The artistic stamper creative team August: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes

CCAYR August challenge


This is my first design card for CCAYR August challenge: sparkle and glitter. Please click the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see you entering the challenge with your sparkle and glitter creations.

I love black, white and hot pink together, so I enjoyed making this card. The image is the lovely Inkadinkado reindeer inked with versafine black onyx and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder (I wish that the gloss of the embossing showed up on the photo). The  two lovely black organza flowers with the pearls centres were a prize from Flourish with a bling. The hot pink sparkly card is from one of my offcuts boxes. The Crafter's Companion Sentimentals stamp was likewise inked with the versafine and heat embossed with detail black. This and the image were mounted on to offcuts of silver mirror card.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 135
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Creative card crew 67: Christmas
Left of center: Christmas in August
Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday 183: Christmas in July
Sunday stamper 318: Christmas/winter
Stamps & fun = creativity: Christmas in summer
Winter wonderland: anything goes for Xmas
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
City crafter 222: animal magic
Hanna and friends 202: animals
Pile it one 30: embossing (wet)
Art impressions 141: like an EmBOSS wet or dry embossing
Dream valley 87: favourite colour combo - this is one of my favourites
Everybody art 289: favourite stamps - this is one of my favourite Christmas ones
Lacy sunshine 38: flowers
Craft your passion 224: flower power
Emerald faeries 58: pearls & swirls
The artistic stamper creative team August: anything goes
Treasured times 21: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 4: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Penny's 188: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes
DL.ART August anything goes

Butterfly blue


This is my design card for today's Sweet pea stampers 'just because' challenge - please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team - and we would love to see you joining in our challenge.

I used Karen Middleton's Sweet Pea Stamps 'butterfly blue' rubber stamp (also available as a digi), coloured with spectrum noir, mounted on to a piece of matching card before mounting on to the background paper from a pad called' summer textures'. The flowers with brad are Panduro hobby, the sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards and the felt buttons from Poundland.

I'm showing this card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for August - please click on the link and have a look if you haven't yet found this challenge blog - and, if you love using patterned paper, please join in.


This is also for:

Butterfly challenges 12: summertime butterflies
Make my Monday: butterflies
Hobby cutz 58: buttons galore
Shopping our stash 162: triple threat - three of one type of embellishments - buttons
Lacy sunshine 38: flowers
Craft your passion 224: flower power
Top tip Tuesday: material girl (felt buttons)
Melonheadz friends: things with wings or tails
Try it on Tuesday: things with wings

CHNC challenge extra for August 2014


I find it hard to believe that today is 1 August - here we are already in the eighth month of the year and Christmas is getting closer. Even those crafters who think there is plenty of time before the 'panic' season are beginning to think that it might be a good idea to make a start on their Christmas cards. So why not come and join in with CHNC challenge extra for August. I know that many visitors to my blog have been joining in since earlier in the year, but perhaps some haven't - I'd love to see your entries during August. Please click the challenge link to see the lovely designs by the rest of my team.

So this is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for August. I used Bugaboo Stamps AKV Santa - chimney and frosty digi paper - Bugaboo Stamps are always the kind sponsors of my monthly Christmas challenges. I coloured the image digitally using Microsoft Paint and tore round a perspex oval template, using a bigger one to tear round an offcut piece of paper with a small panel down the right of the card. The main background paper is one of Bugaboo's frosty digis. The fancy border against the brown paper was free with a magazine.I wish that the Ho Ho Hos would show us like they do in real life because they are bright shiny red.



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Left of center: Christmas in August
Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday 183: Christmas in July
DL.ART thankful Thursday 137: Christmas in July
Crafter's cafe 74: use a digi
Crafting at the weekend 4: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Penny's 188: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes