Monday, 1 June 2015

Second card for CCAYR June challenge


This is my second design card for CCAYR June challenge: snowmen.Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will be able to join in our challenge - we look forward to seeing your entries.

The challenge is being sponsored by Beccy Muir of Beccy's place and I used the freebie image 'Frank' from Beccy Muir which is a pre-coloured digi mounting this on to some sparkly red paper. The background is some card that was free with a magazine. I added striped and spotted washi tape and some poinsettias from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Christmas card challenges 26: anything goes
Natalie and Amy 33: Christmas
12 months of Christmas link up 6
Fab n funky 261: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 81: anything goes
Jingle belles: let is snow, let it snow, let it snow
Cute card Thursday 375: too cute
The male room 11: washi tape
Wags n whiskers 155: seeing spots
The east wind 32: dots and stripes
One stitch at a time 238: anything goes with flowers
The paper shelter 205: flower power
Pink gem 145: flowers
Craft your passion 264: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 62: anything goes
Not just cards 20: anything goes
Inspiration destination 35: anything goes
Sister act 108: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes

Christmas cards all year round June challenge


This is my first design card for CCAYR June challenge: snowmen.Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we hope you will be able to join in our challenge - we look forward to seeing your entries.

The challenge is being sponsored by Beccy Muir of Beccy's place and I used an image from Beccy's Place snowman set which is a pre-coloured digi, framing this and backing on to some Hunkydory card.



This is also for:

Christmas card challenges 26: anything goes
Natalie and Amy 33: Christmas
12 months of Christmas link up 6
Fab n funky 261: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 81: anything goes
Jingle belles: let is snow, let it snow, let it snow
Aud sentiments 132: cute plus a sentiment
Cute card Thursday 375: too cute
Not just cards 20: anything goes
Craft your passion 264: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 62: anything goes
Inspiration destination 35: anything goes
Sister act 108: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes

Buckwells crafts challenge: things with wings


This is my design card for this month's Buckwells crafts challenge: things with wings. Please click on the link to see all the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

For June's Challenge we have the lovely Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps as one of the sponsors and Lozzy from Buckwell crafts.

Lynette is kindly offering one of the randomly chosen winners 4 of her beautiful images (winners choice). Hope you pop over and take a look at all of gorgeous Rubber Stamps and digi images that you will find at Sweet Pea Stamps.

Unfortunately, there is sad news for Buckwell crafts fans because this month is the last challenge.

For my card I used Janna Prosvirina's 'hot chocolate fairy' digi, which I coloured with chameleon pens, cutting out with an Xcut rectangular parathensis die, sponging with frayed burlap distress ink before removing the image from the die. This was then mounted on to some snowflake vellum, then on to a cream card blank. The hessian and wood and cork and wood butterflies were from Poundland.


This is also for:

Sweet Pea stamps facebook progressive challenge part 1
Ching-Cou Kuik June: all creatures great and small
Pile it on 71: focus on colouring
Come and get it: distress it
Moving along with the times: texture
Country view June: shabby chic
Sentimental Sundays 261: mocha, tea, latte
Creatalicious 75: butterflies
Oddball art: add or including a butteerfly and/or dragonfly
Crafty creations 290: all creatures great and small
Get creative 16: must include butterflies
Artistic inspirations 132: anything goes with a twist of die cuts
Card and scrap 98: use dies
Clear it out: girls + die cuts/punches
Craft your passion 264: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 62: anything goes
Word art 185: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 112: anything goes
Not just cards 20: anything goes
Inspiration destination 35: anything goes
Sister act 108: anything goes
DL.ART May
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes

A second card for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge


This is my second card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge - please click on the link to discover what this is all about, if you haven't done so already - and please join in my challenge, using any of your patterned paper - anything goes, as long as you use some patterned paper.

The prize this month is:


K & company Roam 6" x 6" paper pad
36 sheets - 3 sheets each of 12 designs

I had two of the K & Co Roam paper pads, so I made two cards using the same two stamps in different ways on two different pieces of paper from the pad.

For the second card I used this piece of paper from the K & Co Roam pad:



this time using the same two stamps, but inking with Brilliance pearlescent purple and sprinkling with pearl plum embossing powder and heating. I then swiped across with versamark and lightly brushed some  cosmic shimmer sunrise pink iridescent mica pigment over it, which I then buffed up with a tissue. In the process of rubbing the area I accidentally creased the paper in a few places. I ran it through my Xyron adhesive hoping that the creases would press out, but they didn't. In the end I thought it added to the vintage look of the card, so I decided to keep the creases! (instead of starting all over again, having spent quite a long time anyway).



This is also for:

Sparkle n sprinkle June: anything goes, used embossing powder
Retro rubber 15: vintage (both stamps are much older than one year)
Allsorts 313: vintage
Vintage challenge 103: font/script
Create something catchy 15: CAS cards
Scrappy hands 40: clean and simple
One crazy stamper June: anything goes
Amusing challenge (stamped blessings): anything goes
The pink elephant 300: anything goes
Not just cards 20: anything goes
Inspiration destination 35: anything goes
Sister act 108: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for June 2015


This is my design card for my CHNC challenge extra for June - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of my team.

For my card I used one of my favourite Bugaboo Stamps digis (Bugaboo, as usual, are sponsoring the challenge with a prize of $21 to spend in their digital online store - so much choice!)/ The digi I used, supplied by Bugaboo stamps, is 'winter birds - skate' - I coloured with spectrum noir pens - all papers are offcuts of My Mind's Eye Christmas lost and found (I'll be really sad when all the other remaining snippets are used up).


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 178 and 179
Natalie and Amy 33: Christmas
Christmas card challenges 26: anything goes
12 months of Christmas link up 6
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Fab n funky 261: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 81: anything goes
Jingle belles: let is snow, let it snow, let it snow
Aud sentiments 132: cute plus a sentiment
Cute card Thursday 375: too cute
The pink elephant 300: anything goes
Not just cards 20: anything goes
Inspiration destination 35: anything goes
Sister act 108: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge


This is my first card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge - please click on the link to discover what this is all about, if you haven't done so already - and please join in my challenge, using any of your patterned paper - anything goes, as long as you use some patterned paper.

The prize this month is:


K & company Roam 6" x 6" paper pad
36 sheets - 3 sheets each of 12 designs

I had two of the K & Co Roam paper pads, so I made two cards using the same two stamps in different ways on two different pieces of paper from the pad.

The first card was created with one of these pieces of paper:




on to which I stamped the Stampington Company 'Leonardo' stamp inked with memento rich cocoa and also the Tim Holtz script stamp. I coloured with copic pens including some pale yelllow over the script - this looks much better irl than it does here.



This is also for:

Retro rubber 15: vintage (both stamps are much older than one year)
Allsorts 313: vintage
Vintage challenge 103: font/script
Create something catchy 15: CAS cards
Scrappy hands 40: clean and simple
One crazy stamper June: anything goes
Art by Miran 33: anything goes
Amusing challenge (stamped blessings): anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
The pink elephant 300: anything goes
Not just cards 20: anything goes
Inspiration destination 35: anything goes
Sister act 108: anything goes
Beccy's place June
Eclectic Ellapu June: anything goes
DL.ART May