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Sunday, 30 May 2021

Happy 16th birthday

A card made for a crafting friend's son. The background was created using Lisa Horton's lovely prism 3D embossing folder with matt silver mirror. I used a Hunkydory topper decoupaged and a couple od puffy footballs and the birthday sentiment.


This is for:
Cardz 4 guyz 271: create your own background
Creative Friday 282: masculine cards
Krafty chicks 561: all occasions
Mix it up 49: anything goes + layering
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 497: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 493: anything goes
Creative fingers 209: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes
Crafting happiness 97: anything goes

Saturday, 29 May 2021

CHNC challenge 544

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 544 -  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 bear'.

For my card I used some Hunkydory for the background and a Kanban topper with the lovely polar bear, adding snowflakes from Italian Options.


This is also for:
The holly and ivy 95: anything Christmas goes
ABC Christmas May: K for kids
Jingle belles: bling on the holidays - anything sparkly
Fab n funky 525: Christmas
Krafty chicks 561: all occasions
Allsorts 626: any celebration (not birthday)
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 497: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 493: anything goes
Creative fingers 209: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes
Crafting happiness 97: anything goes

Friday, 28 May 2021

Happy 50th birthday

This is a commissioned card using a shaped card blank that has been in a box for years. I covered with the Hunkydory spotted paper, fussy cutting around the shape of the card, adding the panel down the middle with the pieces of butterfly washi tape, adding the butterflies from The Works and Dovecraft birthday greeting.


This is for:
CRAFT 599: shaped card
Unicorn 65: shaped cards
Academy Scrap Art May: pink and fuchsia
Creations in pink 34: anything goes in mainly pink
Crafty catz 553: anything goes + option: add something pink
The crafting challenge May: flowers and/or butterflies
Ike's world 144: anything goes + option: birds/butterflies
Creative crafting uncles 17: butterflies and/or dragonflies
Cute card Thursday 688: anything goes + option: critters
Allsorts 625: anything with happy, bright and sunny colours
Krafty chicks 561: all occasions
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 497: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Cardz TV 141: anything goes
Mix it up 49: anything goes + layering
Creative moments 215: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 493: anything goes
Creative fingers 209: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Pentecost Sunday butterflies

Today is Pentecost - the Sunday when we celebrate the true birth of the church. When the Holy Spirit came in power to grow Christ's followers and His church.

A while ago we were invited to make/colour butterflies that would be used in church today. I made quite a few, some using my Scan n cut and others using Sizzix dies that I've had for years and years. I used a variety of 12" x 12" papers for the larger butterflies that were cut using the Scan n cut and scraps from those to cut the smaller butterflies using the yellow sizzix die and the smaller ones using the green one.

All the butterflies that were made and given have been used to decorate the front wall of the church ... there's such a variety of beautiful butterflies. To see these and to find out why butterflies were used for today, Pentecost Sunday, I'd like to invite you to watch the service from church on this youtube link
: https://youtu.be/knS5yerD0kU

These are the butterflies made using my Scan n cut, with some decorated and embossed using Embossalicious folders. All butterflies were made using double sided paper, so some could be used either way.





These are the small ones using the Sizzix dies: These were cut using scraps from the bigger butterflies, again being decorated back and front.



I'd like to share these for the following challenges:

The crafting challenge May: flowers and/or butterflies
Ike's world 144: anything goes + option: birds/butterflies
Creative crafting uncles 17: butterflies and/or dragonflies
Happy little stampers May: anything goes with dies
Dies r us 169: anything goes (used two Sizzix dies)
Allsorts 625: anything with happy, bright and sunny colours
Dragonfly dreams May: add some sparkle
2 crafty critter crazies 50: anything goes (insects)
Crafty animals 50: anything goes (insects)
Cardz TV 141: anything goes
Creative moments 215: anything goes

Saturday, 22 May 2021

CHNC challenge 543

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 543 -  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'.

For my card I used an offcut of snowflakes paper from a pad from The Works. The topper was made with a Personal Impressions stamp by Sue Dix, with stickles ice glitter glue and white and silver glittered snowflakes from Italian Options, matted on to a piece of silver mirror card, with the addition of more snowflakes and a sentiment panel.


This is also for:
Merry little Christmas 34: anything Christmas goes
The holly and ivy 94: anything Christmas goes
Fezziwig festive frolics: let's get sentimental
Jingle belles: bling on the holidays - anything sparkly
CRAFT 598: Christmas
Paperbabe 144: anything goes
QKR stampede 420: anything goes
Everybody art 491: monochrome
Creative moments 215: anything goes

Friday, 21 May 2021

Flowers in a teacup

I made this card a few days ago to send to an elderly relative using some of the kit from Create and Craft some time ago, with the lovely decoupaged flowers in a teacup with the bird. mounted on to an A5 blue card blank.


This is for:
Ike's world 144: anything goes + option: birds/;butterflies
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 492: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Hello again

I've used another Hello piece like the one on the previous card (no idea where they came from ... found them when looking for something else - lol). The background paper is upcycled from some junk mail I received ages ago. Flowers and other bits from stash - love the flowers that are made from delicate organza-type material (bought them at a craft show a couple of years ago).


This is for:
Paper funday 29: anything goes + option: flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 492: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes
Crafting happiness 96: anything goes + option: hello

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Hello

For this card I used scraps, including the Helllo!  panel, with flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is for:
Everybody art 491: monochrome
Word art Wednesday 492: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes
Crafting happiness 96: anything goes + option: hello

Roses

A card made with Lisa Horton's Roses 3D embossing folder for the background, having inked the folder before running through the machine. I then used the accompanying die to cut and emboss the lovely red mirror card rose. The birthday sentiment is from Dovecraft.


This is for:
Di's digi: birthday wishes
Paper funday 29: anything goes + option: flowers
Taylormade cards 4 U 5: anything goes + option: May flowers
Simon says Wednesday: use dies and/or punches
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Lemon shortbread 146: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 492: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Dahlia

A card made with background using Lisa Horton's Dahlia 3D embossing folder and mounted on to cerise mirror card with one of her nested scalloped circles can in matt silver put over the embossing, colouring in the centre dahlia with chameleon pens.


This is for:
Colouring in scrapland May: anything goes + option: flowers
Paper funday 29: anything goes + option: flowers
Taylormade cards 4 U 5: anything goes + option: May flowers
Let's craft and create 171: anything goes + no patterned paper
Lemon shortbread 146: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes

Cheesecake message

The background of this  card was made with Lisa Horton's Birthday greetings folder. The topper is the lovely Penny Black cheesecake message stamped and coloured with spectrum noir pens, with the greeting stamped with one of Lisa Horton's sentiments.


This is for:
Penny Black May: anything goes + option: clean & simple
CRAFT 597: birthday
Di's digi: birthday wishes
Let's craft and create 171: anything goes + no patterned paper
Cardz 4 guyz 271: create your own background
We love Chocolate Baroque May: bright sunny colours
Sweet stampers 56: animals or critters or birds
Simon says Monday: four-legged friends
2 crafty critter crazies 50: anything goes (animal)
Crafty animals 50: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 146: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 491: anything goes
Colour crazy 19: anything goes
Creative fingers 208: anything goes
Paperbabe 144: anything goes
Allsorts 624: anything goes
Love to craft 58: anything goes
Love to scrap 145: anything goes
QKR stampede 420: anything goes
A place to start 5: anything goes
Pattie's 182: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 38: anything goes
Papercraft 70: anything goes

Monday, 17 May 2021

Especially for you

A card I made yesterday using Lisa Horton's Variegated leaves 3D embossing folder, brushed with a mix of distress mowed lawn and brilliance pearlescent jade inks,, with an offcut piece of border across the card, topped with a decoupaged image.


This is for:
Creative inspirations May/June: the season of spring
Let's craft and create 171: anything goes + no patterned paper
Word art Wednesday 491: anything goes
Colour crazy 19: anything goes
Creative fingers 208: anything goes
Polka doodles 20: anything goes
Allsorts 624: anything goes
Classic design team 5: anything goes
Creative crafters 40: anything goes
Mix it up 49: anything goes + layering
Papercraft 70: anything goes
Creative crafters 40: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes

Saturday, 15 May 2021

CHNC challenge 542

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 542 -  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'.

I used a free download background printed with the lovely Bugaboo Stamps Candy cane penguin added and coloured with Chameleon pens with glue and glitter added to the white of the hat and the snowflake middle, mounted on to a side opening A5 card blank.


This is also for:
Catch the bug: May week 3 bi-weekly anything goes
Merry little Christmas 34: anything Christmas goes
The holly and ivy 94: anything Christmas goes
Fezziwig festive frolics: let's get sentimental
ABC Christmas:  K for kids
CD Sunday plus 60: anything goes (with digi)
Digi choosday 19: anything goes
QKR stampede 420: anything goes
Jan's digital May: anything goes
Pattie's 182: anything goes
Digi doodle studios 38: bring on the glitz - add  glitter
2 crafty critter crazies 50:  anything goes (animal)
Crafty animals 50: anything goes
Sweet stampers 56: animals or critters or birds
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 496: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 491: anything goes
Allsorts 624: anything goes
Creative crafters 40: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Red and silver Christmas

I made these yesterday using red and silver mirror card and Kanban toppers that I've had for ages, with Season's Greetings and 'Peace on Earth' sentiments  added. I used the two outer dies from Lisa Horton's Slimline loops and bubbles frame, mounted on to slimline card blanks.


This is for:
Merry little Christmas 34: anything Christmas goes
The holly and ivy 94: anything Christmas goes
Fezziwig festive frolics: let's get sentimental
Let's craft and create 171: anything goes + no patterned paper
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Mix it up 49: anything goes + layering
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 496: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 491: anything goes
Classic design team 5: anything goes
Love to craft 58: anything goes
Love to scrap 145: anything goes
A place to start 5: anything goes
Creative moments 214: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Decoupaged birthday

This is a commissioned card using a n A4 piece of pearlescent pink card folded to make an A5 card black with supplies from a kit from Create and Craft, with the sentiment added and the silver 'Scrabble'-like letters.

This isn't a very good photo and the card has now gone, but the second one shows the decoupaged tea cup, roses and bird a bit better.



This is for:
Mix it up 49: anything goes + layering
Ike's word 144: anything goes + option: birds/butterflies
Incy wincy: mother's day and/or flowers
Aud sentiments 274: flowers + a sentiment
The crafting challenge May: flowers and/or butterflies
The paper funday 29: anything goes + option: flowers
Taylor made cards 4U 5: anything goes + option: May flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 145: anything goes
Penny's 496: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 491: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 685: anything goes
Cardz TV 140: anything goes
Love to craft 58: anything goes
Love to scrap 145: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 5: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes

Saturday, 8 May 2021

CHNC challenge 541

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 541 -  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'.

For my card I used a Stampotique stamp byMaryse Carrier inked with Versamark onyx black, heat embossed with clear detail powder and coloured with chameleon pens.

The background foiled card is by Kanban, as is the sentiment, with bands of washi tape across the top and bottom.


This is also for:
Merry little Christmas 34: anything goes Christmas
CRAFT 596: Christmas
Krafty chicks 558: stamp act 
Paperbabe 143: anything goes          
QKR stampede 419: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 38: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 145: anything goes
Penny's 495: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 489: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 685: anything goes
Polka doodles 19: anything goes
Cardz TV 140: anything goes
Love to craft 58: anything goes
Love to scrap 145: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 5: anything goes
A place to start 5: anything goes
Crafty creations 421: anything goes
Creative moments 214: anything goes

Friday, 7 May 2021

New home

This is a card I made the other day to send to a friend. The background paper was from Lisa Horton's magazine bundle with the page from a book with the houses die cut with the scalloped die from Spellbinders. I then stamped with the new home stamp from Hobbycraft.


This is for:
Cardz 4 galz 146: new beginnings
Mod squad: use a book page
Krafty chicks 558: stamp act 
Paperbabe 143: anything goes          
QKR stampede 419: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 38: anything goes
Dies R us 168: anything goes (used a Spellbinders die)
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 145: anything goes
Penny's 495: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 489: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 685: anything goes
Polka doodles 19: anything goes
Cardz TV 140: anything goes
Love to craft 58: anything goes
Love to scrap 145: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 5: anything goes
A place to start 5: anything goes
Crafty creations 421: anything goes
Creative moments 214: anything goes

Saturday, 1 May 2021

CHNC challenge 540

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 540 -  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'.

This card was put together digitally with the free background and the bells banner, adding the text digitally, before printing out.


This is also for:
Merry little Christmas 34: anything goes Christmas
Fab n funky 521: Christmas
CRAFT 596: Christmas
Krafty chicks 557: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 489: anything goes
Creative fingers 207: anything goes
Crafting happiness 94: anything goes or bright colours