Pages

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Happy Easter

Another Easter card using the lovely stamp by Graham Pilkington for Personal Impressions inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir pens and die cut with a todo die, mounted on to an A5 Kanban decorated card blank.


This is for:
Make my Monday 145: Easter or spring card
Simon says Monday: Easter/spring
Stamps & fun = creativity 386: spring and/or Easter
Krafty chicks 552: all occasions
Paperbabe 140: anything  goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Double trouble 80: something, anything, everything + colouring
Colour crazy 12: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 493: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 485: anything goes
Cardz TV 137: anything goes
Crafting happiness 90: anything goes

30th birthday

I was asked to make a card for a daughter's 30th birthday, with the interests of Arsenal football, Wales rugby and anything to do with media.

I used a free background across the middle, adding the rugby and Arsenal logos digitally and then added the film strips, adding the text and when printed out I added the 3D camera stickers and the numerals. I used a side opening A5 card blank.


This is for:
Krafty chicks 552: all occasions
Little red wago 595: happy birthday
Mod squad: use a number
Dream valley 244: anything goes
Double trouble 80: something, anything, everything
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 493: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 485: anything goes
Cardz TV 137: anything goes
Polka doodles 13: anything goes
Crafting happiness 90: anything goes

Saturday, 27 March 2021

CHNC challenge 535

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 535 -  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 star or two or more'.

For my card I used Crafter's Companion Gemini Create-a-card interchangeable star frame dies.  The main die cuts out with a space for the star die of choice to be added ...there are three different middle dies to change the wording, cut with a piece of dark blue mirror card and matted on to silver mirror card.


This is also for:
Jingle belles: holiday cards to die for - die cutting
Krafty chicks 552: all occasions
Happy little stampers March: anything goes with dies
Mix it up 47: anything goes + inlaid die cut
Allsorts 617: anything goes + option: monochromatic
Ike's world 142: anything goes + option: monochromatic

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Easter blessings

Two similar Easter cards, the first one die cut topper using one of the stitched circle dies by Lisa Horton and the other using a Spellbinders die, both using insert sheets to die cut, doing the same for the insides.

These are for Simon says Wednesday: Spring/Easter moodboard:




These are also for:

Happy wishes for Easter

Two quick and easy Easter cards with the same image, cut with a Spellbinders die for the first card and with the stitched edged  die from Lisa Horton for the other card. Both card blanks were cut down from A5 Kanban decorated cards. The image and the insides were cut from insert papers. Some little epoxy pieces were added at the corners and peel off sticker greetings.

These are for Simon says Wednesday: Spring/Easter moodboard:









They are also for:

CRAFT 592: spring/Easter
Dream factory 90: zoomania - Easter and/or animals
As you like it  favourite springtime critter (and why) - good for Easter cards
Krafty chicks 552: all occasions
Happy little stampers March: anything goes with dies
Crafty animals 48: anything goes

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Another fun Easter card

This card uses a cut down Kanban decorated card (A5 cut to square) - the topper from Hobby House is a larger version of one of those shown on the previous card.

This is for Simon says Wednesday: Spring/Easter moodboard:



This is also for:

Scrapping 4 fun 188: Easter/spring
Cutie pie 157: bunnies & blooms - Easter or spring cards
Dream factory 90: zoomania - Easter and/or animals
2 crafty critter crazies March: anything goes (animal)
Crafty animals 48: anything goes

A fun Easter card

Another Easter card, this time with toppers from Hobby House with peel off sticker sentiments using a Kanban decorated card blank (cut down from A5 to squazre) wth the addition of the little epoxy stickers.

This is for Simon says Wednesday: Spring/Easter moodboard:



This is also for:

Scrapping for fun 188: Easter/spring
Cutie pie 157: bunnies & blooms - Easter or spring cards
Dream factory 90: zoomania - Easter and/or animals
2 crafty critter crazies March: anything goes (animal)
Crafty animals 48: anything goes


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Have a wonderful day

Another Wedding Anniversary card, with silver holographic mirror card embossed with Lisa Horton's Padded quilt folder. The panel behind the Kanban toppers ia an offcut of the mirror card with alcohol inks added randomly. The flower was from The Works.


This is for:

To a lovely couple

A wedding anniversary card made with Lisa Horton's Magnolia embossing folder and a couple of pieces from Kanban long ago. The magnolia background came about because I wanted to do some magnolia pieces for another card (will show it in a day or two) and wanted to be sure I was going to get the folder the right way round ... I sometimes deboss instead of emboss. So I used a white piece of card which I then swiped with memento tuxedo black ink pad and mounted on to a black piece of card and then on to the white card blank.


This is for:

Monday, 22 March 2021

Easter blessings

A quick Easter card made with a recycled topper with little chick stickers added, on to a Kanban background card blank, cut down from A5, with an offcut piece from another card added across the middle.


This is for:

Easter

Another Easter card, this time made with a Kanban decorated card blank (cut down from A5 size) with a iridescent topper with just the word Easter added.


This is for:

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Easter card

The background for this card was made by daubing Hunkydory prism ink and then inking the cross and  the He has risen stamps with memento tuxedo black, with the addition of the lovely organza flower arrangement from The Works. This was then mounted on to black card and on to a tent opening card blank.


This is for:

Scrapping for fun 188: Easter/spring
Mod squad: springtime
Creative Friday 277: early bloomer
Ike's world 142: anything goes + option: monochrome
We love Chocolate Baroque March: I love .... inking and stamping ...  and Easter
Paperbabe 140: anything goes
Creative crafters 38: anything goes
Penny's 492: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 483: anything goes
Creative fingers 204: anything goes
Polka doodles 12: anything goes

Saturday, 20 March 2021

CHNC challenge 534

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 534 -  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 'inspired by a Christmas song or carol'.

I used papers from Crafter's Companion Decorative Christmas paper padand the image was Dottie & George Nativity Christmas from Charmed cards & crafts. A piece of grosgrain ribbon was then added and the sentiment.


This is also for:

CRAFT 591: Christmas
CCC digi creations 123: use lace, ribbon and/or flowers
Pearly sparkles 60: must us a digi stamp
Jan's March: anything goes
Pattie's 180: anything goes
Creative crafters 38: anything goes
Penny's 492: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 483: anything goes
Creative fingers 204: anything goes
Polka doodles 12: anything goes

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Leaves and butterflies

Another card using the lovely pretty leaves embossing folder by Lisa Horton, brushed with oxide distress ink. I used an offcut of green mirror card to cut the mini doilie from Lisa Horton's mini doilies set, with the inner piece cut from a scrap left from one of the papers from Lisa's magazine. The large butterflies are from a pack bought long ago.

Colours for The rainbow card challenge 27: judiciously jade:



This is for:
Just us girls 575: use an embossing folder
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Ike's world 142: monochrome
Simon says Wednesday: a bit o' green
The paper funday 27: anything goes + option: use the colour green
Crafty gals corner 217: make it green!
Day of the month 25: learn about butterflies day
Bastel-traum 99: butterfly
Catch the bug: things with wings
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Crafting happiness 88: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 136: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra March: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Wishing you a happy Birthday

I made this card this afternoon using the pretty leaves 3D embossing folder by Lisa Horton with a piece of white card, brushing with green distress ink and mounting on to green mirror card.  I then used an offcut of the mirror card to cut the mini doilie from Lisa Horton's mini doilies set. The stamped sentiment was inked with memento cottage ivy and stamped on to a piece of paper that came with Lisa's magazine, cutting again with the green mirror background, both from her Double layered sentiments set.

A few of the die cuts went in the bin before I got the 'sandwich' right (wasn't thinking straight - lol!) and at one stage the Gemini just stopped and went off the air .... I switched off, on, off, on etc .... tried gently pushing the plates .... nothing ... until suddenly I switched on again, the lights came on and the plated went through .... phew - lol!

As usual, it was difficult to get a better photo because of reflection.


This is for:
Just us girls 575: use an embossing folder
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Craft rocket 79: use dies
Ike's world 142: monochrome
We love chocolate baroque March: I love ... stamping and embossing
A gem of a challenge 6:  anything goes
Simply create too 168: wet or dry embossing
Simon says Monday: use something green
Simon says Wednesday: a bit o' green
The paper funday 27: anything goes + option: use the colour green
Crafty gals corner 217: make it green!
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Colour crazy 10: anything goes
Crafting happiness 87: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 135: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra March: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes

Happy Birthday

A commissioned card for a son who is into home brewing and food smoking, using Papermania Mr Mister papers, free images and the birthday sentiment made on my dymo letratag.


This is for:
Make my Monday 143: masculine birthday
Creative knockouts 392: birthday wishes
Crafting happiness 87: anything goes

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Have a great day

This card started with a 'happy accident' when I thought I embossed a piece of holographic silver mirror card ... but accidentally (not for the first time) put it into the embossing folder the wrong way round - lol! So it ended up debossed. I used the lovely Heart Bouquet 3D embossing folder with cutting die by Lisa Horton and papers from Lisa's recent magazine box, stamping and die cutting the sentiment from Lisa's double layered sentiments.


This is for:
Just us girls 575: use an embossing folder
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Craft rocket 79: use dies

Happy Birthday, Son

Yesterday was my step-son's birthday and this is the card I sent him, using an A4 patterned card from Kanban to create the A5 blank, adding the background that I created by adding free digital images and then printing, adding the birthday sentiment, footballs and stars.


This is for:
Make my Monday 143: masculine birthday
Use your stuff 417: tartan or plaid/checks
Alphabet: Y for yellow

CHNC challenge 533

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 533 -  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 'no patterned paper'.

For my card I used an Embossalicious 6 x 6 embossing folder with gold mirror card and an M & C Boutique die from The Works with green mirror card, cutting the berries separately with red mirror card.


This is also for:
Christmas crafts all year round March: something that starts with E and/or F: embossing
Jingle belles: the holly and the ivy
Just us girls 575: use an embossing folder
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Craft rocket 79: use dies
Simply create too 168: wet or dry embossing
Simon says Monday: use something green
Simon says Wednesday: a bit o' green
The paper funday 27: anything goes + option: use the colour green
Cardz TV 136: anything goes
Corrosive 3: anything goes

Friday, 12 March 2021

Sympathy

I had a request today for a sympathy card ... I had a couple in stock, but knew that this lady wanted something different to the ones I had, so I got out my La Blanche foam lily stamp, inked it with memento tuxedo black straight on to the white card blank, stamping the corners with an unknown stamp that I've had for ages. I coloured parts of the lily with spectrum noir pencils. The insert says 'With deepest sympathy'.


This is for:
Crafting happiness 87: flowers
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): say it with flowers
Dragonfly dreams March: include a flower or flowers
Daisy chain 50: flowers
Creative craft cottage 138: clean and simple
Simon says Monday: use something green
Simon says Wednesday: a bit o' green
The paper funday 27: anything goes + option: use the colour green
Pattie's 180: anything goes
Colour crazy 10: anything goes
Through the craftroom  door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 482: anything goes
Cardz TV 136: anything goes
Polka doodles 10: anything goes
Creative moments 210:  anything goes
Corrosive 3: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 135: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra March: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes

Celebrate

Two cards made with the lovely Heart Bouquet 3D embossing folder with cutting die by Lisa Horton, one cut using gold mirror card and the other holographic silver mirror. I then used offcut pieces of each to cut the daisy that I added to the alternate mirror card, adding these with 3D foam. Having adhered it all to white card blanks, one opening as normal and one as a tent style card, I then added die cut 'Celebrate' from Crafter's Companion (part of their Create-a-card triple easel ornate frames, cutting the edge pieces in the opposite mirror card.


These are for:
Twofer card challenge 36: your choice
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Mix it up 47: anything goes + inlaid die cut
Craft rocket 79: use dies and/or spring
Incy wincy: workd/play and/or big hearts
Scribbles 97: one or more hearts
Cute card Thursday 677: celebrate
Crafting happiness 87: flowers
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): say it with flowers
Dragonfly dreams March: include a flower or flowers
Daisy chain 50: flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 141: anything goes
Through the craftroom  door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 482: anything goes
Cardz TV 136: anything goes

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Easter cards

Four very similar Easter cards using Hunkydory and Kanban supplies. The foiling on the oval layers is gold, although it doesn't show up on here.


This is for:
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 141: anything goes
Creative fingers 203: anything goes
Crafter's castle 39: anything goes
Love to craft 56: anything goes
Love to scrap 143: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy March: anything goes
Creative moments 210:  anything goes
Corrosive 3: anything goes

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Another Easter card

Once again using a piece of Hunkydory spotted card cut to make a 6 x 6 card blank with the addition of the paper with chicks wrapped with the Easter eggs rbbon, with the addition of the cross and church and the wooden rabbit.


This is for:
Animal friends March: hare, rabbit
Cutie pie 157: bunnies - Easter cards
2 crafty critter crazies March: anything goes with an animal
Crafty animals 48: anything goes with an animal
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 141: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 676: anything goes
CRAFT 589: anything goes
Creative fingers 203: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy March: anything goes

Monday, 8 March 2021

Easter card

The background for this card was made by daubing circles of Hunkydory prism inks and then inking the cross and  the He has risen stamps with memento tuxedo black, with the addition of flowers from The Works.


This is for:
Ike's world 142: anything goes + option: monochrome
Aud sentiments 269 spring + sentiment
Simon says Wednesday: beautiful blossoms
Dragonfly dreams March: include a flower or flowers
We love chocolate baroque March: I love ... Easter and stamping
Pammie's inkies 2110: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 676: anything goes
Dare 2 B artzy March: anything goes