Wednesday, 30 May 2018

21st birthday for a gardener


This A5 card was commissioned by a friend to send to a nephew for his 21st birthday - the theme I was asked for was something suitable for a gardener. The background is from a piece of Kanban card, other bits and pieces from stickers and sentiment toppers, as well as the Anita's decoupaged bottom right.


This is for:

The male room 86: gardening
CAS-ual Friday 133: birthday card

Simon says Monday: masculine
Paperminutes 539: cool boy cards
Try stamping - or not - on Tuesday: masculine card
Crafting by designs: for the boys
Kraftin Kimmie 432: male
Sunsational May: masculine
Scribbles designs 65: make it masculine
The crafty addicts 48: anything goes + option: spring is in the air
Create and inspire 74: anything goes + option: springtime
Crafty sentiments: summer
Aud sentiments 204: summer
Pile it on 142: sports/hobbies (gardening)
Penny's 382: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 337: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes

Diamond wedding anniversary


This was a commissioned card using two different Kanban background silver foiled pieces of card. The greeting 'To my dear Sister and Brother-in-law' was printed from computer using a 'glossy paper' setting, so allow time to pour on silver embossing powder and heat. The Diamond anniversary panel was rescued from an old card. The lovely glittery sequined  adornment of leaves is something I purchased a while ago from a craft fair - on a material background. The heart sticker and numerals from stash.


This is for:

Double D: bling it up
Make my Monday 72: go green - upcycle
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Monochrome magic 11: monochrome
Creative Friday 206: congratulations
Creatalicious 139: anything goes + option: all that glitters
613 avenue create 209: anything goes
Penny's 382: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 337: anything goes
Crafting with friends 68: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 58: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Celebrate with ice cream


The background paper is one of Crafty Individuals Seaside 6 x 6 papers, with various items from stash.


This is for:

The crafty addicts 48: anything goes + option: spring is in the air
Create and inspire 74: anything goes + option: springtime
Crafty sentiments: summer
Aud sentiments 204: summer
Let's craft and create 137: anything goes + option: lace, ribbon twine
Penny's 382: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 337: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Happy birthday


A card for a man, featuring offcuts of papers from Papermania Mister, topper and surround from Kanban  and striped washi tape.


This is for:

4 crafty chicks 404: anything goes + twist: masculine birthday
Simon says Monday: masculine
Paperminutes 539: cool boy cards
Try stamping - or not - on Tuesday: masculine card
CRAFT 469: male
Kraftin Kimmie 432: male
Sunsational May: masculine
Brown sugar 278: masculine
Scribbles designs 65: make it masculine
Artistic inspirations 201: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 208: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Congratulations to you


This is a commissioned A5 card using Kanban papers, flowers from Hobbycraft and sentiment pieces from stash.


This is for:

Aloha Friday 119: anything goes + option: congrats
Creative Friday 206: congratulations
Moo mania & more: even more flowers
Fussy & fancy 212: favourite florals
Delicious doodles  May: flowers
Dare 2 B artzy May: dreaming of flowers
Get creative 69: lots of flowers
Sasayaki glitter May: flowers
Artistic inspirations 201: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 208: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Cardz TV 49: anything goes
Crafting with friends 68: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 235: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Monday, 28 May 2018

You passed your driving test


This is a commissioned 8 x 8 card for a friend's nephew. Background papers were from various offcuts, including the Congratulations from Kanban. The car was die cut from a Sizzix large die (have had this for years and still love it) using red mirror card and silver for the headlights. Other bits and pieces from stash.


This is for:

Simon says Monday: masculine
4 crafty chicks 404: anything goes
Paperminutes 539: cool boy cards
CRAFT 469: male
Kraftin Kimmie 432: male
Sunsational May: masculine
Brown sugar 278: masculine
Scribbles designs 65: make it masculine
Try stamping - or not - on Tuesday: masculine card
Moving along with the times 72: black & white + one colour only
Alphabet: E for ebony
De Egel 58: black and white plus one other colour
Scrapyland 90: anything goes
The cat's pajamas 346: use your dies
Creative craft cottage 107: dies and/or punches
Happy little stampers May: anything goes with dies
Aloha Friday 119: anything goes + option: congrats
Creative Friday 206: congratulations
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): destination
Artistic inspirations 201: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 208: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Cardz TV 49: anything goes
Crafting with friends 68: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 235: anything goes
Polka doodles 21: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 26 May 2018

CHNC challenge 387


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 387 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'use some silver'.

The whole of my card is silver with white. The background is from Kanban, the panel on the left is upcycled from a card received, matted on to an offcut of mirror card embossed with a folder, with the addition of the three 3D snowflakes from The Works.

Unfortunately, the photo doesn't show all the silver in it's shining glory, but it is all there!



This is also for:

12 months link up 41
Christmas crafts all year round May: anything goes
The merry Christmas 21: anything goes
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Fab n funky 395: Christmas
Crafty catz 418: anything goes + option: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 159: anything goes Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 354: any holiday
A snowflakes promise 51: anything goes
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Monochrome magic 11: monochrome
Use your stuff 312: found
A gem of a challenge 220: use three of something (snowflakes)
2 sisters on the blog 15: three of a kind
Simon says Monday: inspired by a song - We wish you a merry Christmas
Scrapping 4 fun 116: anything goes with dots and stripes
Creatalicious 139: anything goes + option: all that glitters
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Cardz TV 49: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 235: anything goes
Polka doodles 21: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

With sympathy


This is a commissioned sympathy card, an 8 x 8 card, using Tattered lace paper background with a die cut label topped with the upcycled floral image on a piece of white card wrapped with the organza ribbon, with added butterflies from Hobbycraft and the sentiment.


This is for:

Daring cardmakers: time to say goodbye
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Unicorn 32: monochrome
Monochrome magic 11: monochrome
Use your stuff 312: found
Let's craft and create 137: anything goes + option: lace, ribbon, twine
Creative Friday 205: butterflies
The cutie pie 123: add a butterfly
Pearly sparkles 28: things with wings
Crafty calendar May: things with wings
Crafty friends 84: the letter B is for ... butterflies
Moo mania & more: even more flowers
Fabrika fantasy 20: flowers
Dare 2 B artzy May: dreaming of flowers
Sasayaki glitter May: flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 82: anything goes
Always fun 59: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 207: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 68: anything goes
Crafty creations 367: anything goes
Penny's 381: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Happy birthday dearest friend


I can't believe that I'm on here with a second post today! At least I'm starting it, but might have to come back later to finish as John has an appointment this afternoon and we'll have to get ready soon ... life does interrupt!

This is a simple decoupaged card made with supplies from a magazine freebie kit:


This is for:

Everybody art 426: for friends only
Creative inspirations May: clean & simple or fussy & fancy
AAA cards 115: inspired by nature
Cupcake inspirations 446: pastels
Moo mania & more: even more flowers
The card concept 93:

Fabrika fantasy 20: flowers
Dare 2 B artzy May: dreaming of flowers
Sasayaki glitter May: flowers
MFT birthday project
DL.ART 228: birthday
CAS on Friday 133: birthday card
Allsorts 468: happy birthday
Always happy birthday May: birthday anything goes + option: flowers
Crafty friends 84: the letter B is for ... birthday
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 82: anything goes
Always fun 59: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 200:  anything goes
Crafting from the heart 207: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 68: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 367: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 166: anything goes
Creative moments 143: anything goes
Penny's 381: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Crafty catz 417: anything goes
Creative fingers 147: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 234: anything goes
The crafty addicts 48: anything goes + option: spring is in the air
Create and inspire 74: anything goes + option: springtime
Not just cards May: anything goes
The creative crafters 4: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Stepper card


This is a commissioned card I was asked to make for a granddaughter who is artistic - I hope it hits the spot!

The background on the left and the pieces across the bottom are offcuts from some Paris Nights 12 x 12 papers. The one under the lefthand topper is flocked ... lovely touchy feely. I can't remember where the toppers came from ... I've had them a long time - they had to be fussy cut. Other papers are offcuts from double sided paper by American Crafts called the colour of memories, with the addition of two glittered stars from Hobbycraft.



It's been a long time since I showed any crafting that isn't for my weekly Christmas or monthly Patterned Paper challenges. I'm still crafting when asked to do commissions, but have had to cut back generally because of John needing more of my time. I've also been trying to really sort out my craft stuff and label so that I can find the right things without having to hunt for them ... I'm still doing it ... one day soon, it will be done and I'll feel happier knowing it's all in order ... I like to be organised, so it does bother me a bit ...

Anyway, back to this card ... I' entering it into the following challenges:

Pixie's snippets 326 (it's ages since I've been to the playground to play or just want the world go by- lol)
The paper girls 152: shapes
Art impressions 232: playing dress-up
Cardz 4 galz 71: all dressed up
Aloha 118: feminine
Scrapping 4 fun 115: ladies
Dragonfly dreams May: here come the girls
Ellibelle's crafty Wednesday May: for ladies or girls only
Stamp ink paper 151: ABCs and 123s
As you like it: favourite pink or blue and why: pink for girlie cards
MFT birthday project
DL.ART 228: birthday
Allsorts 468: happy birthday
Crafting with dragonflies 104: birthday card
Always happy birthday May: birthday anything goes
Crafty friends 84: the letter B is for ... birthday
Creatalicious 139: anything goes + option: all that glitters
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 82: anything goes
Always fun 59: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 200:  anything goes
Crafting from the heart 207: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 68: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 367: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 166: anything goes
Creative moments 143: anything goes
Penny's 381: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 189: anything goes
Cardz TV 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 67: anything goes
Crafty catz 417: anything goes
Creative fingers 147: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 234: anything goes
Polka doodles 20: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 39: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
The creative crafters 4: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 19 May 2018

CHNC challenge 386


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 386 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'candy canes'.

The background paper is from a DCWV set from some time ago - sorry that there aren't many candy canes evident on this card, but they are there! The reindeer and Santa were from The Works last year, as were the felt and card stockings.


This is also for:

12 months link up 41
Christmas crafts all year round May: anything goes
The merry Christmas 20: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 158: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 81: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 200:  anything goes
Crafting from the heart 206: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 67: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 20: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 366: anything goes
Creative moments 143: anything goes
Penny's 380: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 335: anything goes
Cardz TV 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 67: anything goes
Creative fingers 147: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 234: anything goes
Polka doodles 20: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
The paper nest dolls May: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 39: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
The creative crafters 4: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 150: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 12 May 2018

CHNC challenge 385


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 385 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a tree or two or more'.

This 8 x 8 square card was made with background paper from the Christmas Past collection by Craftwork cards, with other pieces added from other Christmas kits, with a Dovecraft doily.


This is also for:

12 months link up 41
Christmas crafts all year round May: anything goes
The merry Christmas 19: anything goes + option: decorations
Crimbo crackers 158: anything goes
Creatalicious 138: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Lil patch of crafty friends 81: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 199: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 205: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 67: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 366: anything goes
Penny's 379: anything goes
PDE 19: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 334: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 188: anything goes
Cardz TV 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 67: anything goes
Creative fingers 146: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 233: anything goes
Polka doodles 19: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 5: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 51: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 47: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Your scrapbook place May: anything goes
The paper nest dolls May: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 39: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
Create and makes 21: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 67: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 150: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 5 May 2018

CHNC challenge 384


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 384 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a bell or bells'.

The glittered shake, bells and sentiment oval were taken from an unknown kit that I've had for a long while, on to a shaped card blank, with a smaller version used inside.


Inside:


This is also for:

12 months link up 41
Christmas crafts all year round May: anything goes
Merry Monday 288: no stamping
The merry Christmas 18: anything goes + option: decorations
ABC Christmas May: K for keep it simple
Crimbo crackers 157: anything goes
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Unicorn 32: monochrome
Monochrome magic 10: monochrome
Kraftin Kimmie 429: shaped cards
Do-al(l) kreatives 17: not square/rectangular
Papercraft 10: clean and simple
Creative inspirations May: clean & simple
Artistic inspirations 199: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 204: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 66: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 365: anything goes
Penny's 378: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 333: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 528: anything goes
Cardz TV 45: anything goes
Crafting with friends 66: anything goes
Creative fingers 146: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 232: anything goes
Polka doodles 18: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 114: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 57: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 5: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 51: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 47: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Your scrapbook place May: anything goes
Creatalicious 138: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 3: anything goes
Create and makes 21: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 67: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 149: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2018 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2018 challenge - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge using some patterned paper.

This 8 x 8 card was commissioned. The background paper was from a magazine pack - the photo doesn't do it justice as the butterflies are silver foiled and the leaves etc around the bottom are foiled as well. I added the open weave hessian (I'd had some in my stuff for ages and not used any for a long time), alongside a lovely piece of lace. The material and pearl flowers and the chipboard butterflies were from The Works. I added the little sentiment panel which says 'Sorry for your loss'.



This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 218: get well or sympathy
Art impressions 231: winged things
Brown sugar 277: pearls
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Unicorn 32: monochrome
Monochrome magic 10: monochrome
Always fun 56: flowers
Cupcake inspirations 445: floral
Everybody art 424: flower
Crafty friends 82: flowers
Kreativ-durcheinander 54: flowery
Fabrika fantasy 20: flowers
Lil patch of crafty friends 80: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 199: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 204: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 66: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 365: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 164: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 332: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 187: anything goes
Cardz TV 45: anything goes
Crafting with friends 66: anything goes
Creative fingers 145: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 231: anything goes
Polka doodles 17: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 114: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 57: anything goes
Papercrafters' linky party 13: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 5: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 51: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 47: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Your scrapbook place May: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 106: anything goes
Creatalicious 138: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 3: anything goes
Create and makes 21: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 67: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 400: anything goes
Inspiration destination 149: anything goes
DL.ART May linky