Saturday, 16 August 2014

Full steam ahead ...


... for a happy birthday - for Crafting Musketeers challenge 16 mid-month inspiration. This is my design card for team B using the 'train guard' image kindly supplied by the sponsors, Polka Doodles, coloured with spectrum noirs. The theme for the challenge is 1, 2, 3 - I've used 1 image, 2 buttons (felt ones from Poundland) and 3 gems.

The background picture is one I found on the internet and the sentiment was generated on my Dymo letratag.


This is also for:

Perfectly rustics 29: masculine card
Paper pretties 323: boys cards
Little Claire designs 48: a man's birthday card
DRS 135: birthday card
Little tangles 42: happy birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
Bloggers challenge: they say it's your birthday
Little red wagon 250: happy birthday
QKR stampede 101: add a button
Freshly brewed August 1: buttons
Fitztown 47: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 70
Crafting by designs August anything goes

More favourite things for CHNC challenge 190


This time for another card for my CHNC challenge 190 I used some favourite papers - Teresa Collins 'Christmas at Home', another favourite Christmas Inkadinkado stamp inked with plum archival and heat embossed with clear powder. I used the ink pad to part colour the white flowers. And the plum colour is another favourite of mine.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 272: Christmas
Deep ocean 84: Christmas in August
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): Christmas
Stamps & fun = creativity: Christmas in summer
Sweet stampin': Christmas in August
Loves rubber stamps 116: out of season
Creative card crew 68: embossing (wet)
Eclectic paperie ePlay August: embossing
Everybody art 289: favourite stamp (one of them!)
Aud sentiments 113: favourite season (Christmas - winter - although only for cards!)
Wow! embossing powder August: monochrome
Simply create too 68: monochromatic
Sparkle n sprinkle August: anything goes - embossing powder
Going grey with Scrap-creations: animals
Crafting for all seasons 83: feature a creature
Creative moments 48: anything goes/animals
Inky impressions 172: animal friends
Craft a scene August: add a four-legged animal
Bastel-traum: animals
Scribbles designs 20: animal planet
Papertake: spots & dots
Crafting by designs: polka dots
Crafty calendar August: anything goes
Sisters of craft August: anything goes
De creatieve zebra 12: anything goes
Cards galore August: anything goes
Bearly mine August: anything goes
Brown sugar 107: anything goes
Treasured times 22: anything goes
Nutcrafters 74: anything goes
Pinspirational 120: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts August: anything goes
The artistic stamper creative team August: anything goes
Stamping sensations August: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R189: something old (or forgotten) - the stamp, the papers
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Just inspirational August: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
V's sweet 26: anything goes
Fitztown 47: anything goes
The squirrel and the fox 75: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 70
Crafting by designs August anything goes
DL.ART August anything goes

These are a few of my favourite things ...


... for my CHNC challenge 190.

For this card I used some Hunkydory card mounted on to silver mirror card with a coordinating strip and sentiment circle. The image is one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'fantasy' inked with Elsybells sugar candy pigment inkpad (one of the best white ones I've ever come across) and heat embossed with detail white powder. So I used one of my favourite stamps, shiny things and heat embossing - oh, and purple is involved too!


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Deep ocean 84: Christmas in August
Stamps & fun = creativity: Christmas in summer
Loves rubber stamps 116: out of season
Penny Black and more at Allsorts August: anything goes (used a PB stamp)
Aud sentiments 113: favourite season (Christmas - winter - although only for cards!)
Everybody art 289: favourite stamp (one of them!)
Wow! embossing powder August: monochrome
Eclectic paperie ePlay August: embossing
Aud sentiments 113: favourite season (Christmas - winter - although only for cards!)
Sparkle n sprinkle August: anything goes - embossing powder
The artistic stamper creative team August: anything goes
Mema's crafts August: anything goes
Stamping sensations August: anything goes
Fitztown 47: anything goes
The squirrel and the fox 75: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 70
Crafting by designs August anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 42


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 42, which is, once again, anything goes, so it would be lovely if you could join in with your entries - and please click the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

I used Stitchy Bear Birthday word art which I digitally faded at the edges to superimpose on a lovely free background I found on the internet - this was originally brown and I changed the colour digitally and then added the sentiments top and bottom.


I decided to try and do something about the misspelling on the original digital image so I created cut outs of the letters 'r' and 'i' and then cloned the colour where they were and put them in the right places - this is the result:


This is also for:

DRS 135: birthday card
Little tangles 42: happy birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
Bloggers challenge: they say it's your birthday
Corrosive 205: birthdays
Little red wagon 250: happy birthday
Great impressions August: birthday bash
The sisterhood of crafters: your favourite colour
Pattie's 97: monochromatic
Pinspirational 120: anything goes
Fitztown 47: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 70
Crafting by designs August anything goes

Completely Christmas 25: mid-month sketch


For today's Completely Christmas challenge 25 we have the mid-month sketch:


Please click on the challenge link to see the designs of the rest of the team and join in with your own interpretations of the sketch.

I've used card, borders, toppers etc from the Hunkydory 'Road to Bethlehem' kit - I love this because it depicts scenes that show what Christmas is really all about - the birth of Jesus Christ. The middle topper, the sentiment etc have been raised up with 3D foam.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 272: Christmas
Deep ocean 84: Christmas in August
Aud sentiments 113: favourite season (Christmas - winter - although only for cards!)
Crafts4eternity R189: something old (or forgotten) - the stamp, glittered paper and the spacers
Fitztown 47: anything goes
Penny's 190: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 70
Crafting by designs August anything goes