Monday, 1 February 2016

Delicious Doodles Guest Designer


I've been privileged to be asked to join Delicious Doodles: love is in the air, as their Guest Designer. As the theme is 'love' I chose to use the steampunk heart image. I coloured parts of this with metallic pens - gold, copper and light and dark silvers, sponging with fired brick distress ink. The two background papers were from PDA (a long time ago) - I sponged the main background one with the fired brick. I embossed a piece of 7 gypsies collections from the journey with an embossing folder and then sponged with fired brick. I added a metal keyhole from The Works and the sentiment which was generated on my Dymo letratag.
This is also for:

Sandee & Amelie's steampunk February: anything goes steampunk
Crealicious 84: love is in the air
Eclectic Ellapu February: love actually
Scribbles designs 37: have a heart
Oddball: all you need is love
Bunny Zoe: hearts
Simon says Monday: love is in the air - use red
The sisterhood of crafters: love letters - use word LOVE and/or a heart
CRAFT 348: love/Valentine/anniversary
Polka doodles 4: love and romance
My time to craft 314: love is all around
The pencil cases: L - love/romance
Artistic inspirations 149: anything goes/twist of Valentine
Craftin desert divas: hearts
Crafty boots: love is in the air
Crazy challenge 215: love
Incy wincy: love is in the air
Love to scrap 71: have a heart
Ooh la  la 197: love and romance
Ching-Chou Kuik February: love
Where the HeART is 6: love
Kort o mania 146: love is in the air
Paper creators 44: must be love
Melonheadz friends: love challenge
The paper girls 97: Valentine/love
Use your stuff 209: inspired by a love song: Key to my heart, Jessica Jarrell
Crafts galore February: use a digi or stamp
Make my Monday: pink, red and white
Card mania 77: add some red
The crafter's cafe 142: monochromatic
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 318: it's all the same - monochromatic
Fussy & fancy 156: monochrome
Moving along with the times 12: embossing
Glitter n sparkle 173: embossing
Peal Lu 9: anything goes
My crafting stories 2: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 97: anything goes
613 avenue create 161: anything goes
Aud sentients 147: anything goes
Creative inspirations 343: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 218: anything goes
MFP 5: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 70: anything goes
PDE linky party 108: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured

A bit more time to craft challenge 13: anything goes


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 13 - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Digistamps4Joy Ellie's flowers (they are sponsoring the challenge and kindly provided the image) and three different digital papers by Lozzy, printed out, with Ellie's flowers coloured with spectrum noir pense, with the addition of some sparkly flowers, corrugated card strip and bow sticker with gems from Poundland, all mounted on to deep pink mirror card and then the bright pink card blank.


This is also for:

Dragonfly journeys 42: pretty in pink
In the pink 86: bling it on
Allsorts 348:  bring on the bling
Pink gem 161: in the pink
Ruby's rainbow 121: animal magic
Crafty friends 24: animals
Digi choosday 4: in bloom
DRS 211: sparkle & shine
Creative inspirations 343: anything goes
MFP 5: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 70: anything goes
PDE linky party 108: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes
Let's color linky party 3: anything goes with something coloured

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February 2016 challenge


The month of January often seems to drag on and on, but somehow this year it has gone quite quickly, despite being ill for most of it.

So it's time for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February 2016 challenge. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the team and we would love you to join in the challenge - any creation is acceptable as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Sadly, I needed to make a sympathy card, so this is what I made to show for the patterned paper challenge, using four Autumn Archives papers, Penny Black sparklers stamp and Anita's sentiment stamp, both inked with memento cottage ivy. The prize for my challenge is a 6 x 6 paperstack of the Autumn Archives papers plus a Crafter's companion compendium CD-rom (more details here).



This is also for:

Penny Black January: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 156: monochrome
One crazy stamper February: anything goes
Melonheadz friends: cool colours
Addicted to stamps 119: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft rocket 7: clean and simple
613 avenue create 161: anything goes + option: use something from stash - I've had the stamps for ages
Aud sentients 147: anything goes
Creative inspirations 343: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 218: anything goes
MFP 5: anything goes
Beccy's place February: anything goes
Inspiration destination 70: anything goes
PDE linky party 108: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for February


This is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for February - please click the link to see the lovely designs of the team and join in our challenge with 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas'.

I've used Bugaboo Stamps digi papers - frosty and Christmas words - Noel - Bugaboo are the sponsors of the challenge and generously give each DT member images to work with.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 14: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 15: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 99: anything goes
Fab n funky 289: Christmas
Creative inspirations 343: anything goes
Creative moments 85: anything goes + option: let it snow
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Crafty girls 13: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 123: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 58: anything goes
Inspiration destination 70: anything goes
PDE linky party 108: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes