Monday, 27 March 2017

Tulips



   This fortnight the theme for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge is spring into Spring.
   Taking several sheets of the same image from Hunkydory's Little Book of Flowers I decoupaged the vase of tulips and matted it onto deep pink mulberry paper. I wrapped two rows of narrow pink satin ribbon round the lower edge of grey card and matted this onto white card. After attaching the image I cut Happy Birthday from the mulberry paper and attached this between the band of ribbon.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - layer it up
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - spring fever
   Incy Wincy Designs - happy birthday
   The Ribbon Girl - use any image
   Fab 'n' Funky - flowers
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Do-A1(1) Kreations - spring

Friday, 24 March 2017

Happy gardening



   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist spring is in the air.
   I matted paper designed using Card Creation Plus' 'The garden shed' CD ROM onto black and then white card. The garden rabbit digi image (number 403) was coloured using Promarkers, fussy cut, shaped slightly and then glue gelled onto the background. The fence and gate was cut using a Tattered Lace die, coloured using Promarkers and then attached to the card using foam pads. Finally I attached peel off letters to the shed.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - spring is in the air
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - spring fever
   The Crazy Challenge - masculine
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Sweet Stampers - Easter/spring
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   4 Crafty Chicks - punches or dies
   The Cutie Pie - dies and digis
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - layer it up
   Squirrels Random Challenge - spring fever
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   Tuesday Throwdown - add dimension

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Petunias



   I began this card by embossing a square of white card using the Tattered Lace Jasmine folder and then matting and layering it onto red and then white card. I printed the  small cluster of Petunias digi from Imagine That twice coloured them using Promarkers and fussy cut them. After attaching them to the card I added a peel off sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Imagine That - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - happy birthday
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - flowers
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - bit o'green
   Make My Monday - white embossing
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes

Monday, 20 March 2017

Wild roses

   This week's challenge at Crafting From The Heart is being sponsored by


and as always the theme is anything goes.




   I have not used any digi stamps but have made use of stash and  a die that I have had for some time.
   Using Tattered Lace's Florentine over the edge set 2 die twice I cut a lacy circle that stayed within the front of a square based card. Masking off the rest of the card I then sprayed the circle using Crafter's Companion iridescent spray and sparkle and then folded back the front half of the card. The papers and topper are from Kanban's 'The Language of Flowers' kit and I outlined the papers with strips of silver. I then attached a handmade flower to the lower left hand corner and added Stickles to its centre.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - any shape
   Scrapping 4 Fun - anything goes with recycling or old stash
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - flowers
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - hand made flowers
   Dies R Us - borders and/or edges
   That's Crafty - bling it up

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Baseball bear


   Another Saturday and another challenge begins at Send A Smile 4 Kids. This time we would like you to make animal cards for kids. The challenge is being sponsored by
All Dressed Up Stamps who are offering two digis
and
Tonic Studios who are offering two drops.




   I matted paper from DCWV onto navy core'dinations cardstock and white card to form the background. The image called baseball bear is from All Dressed Up and after colouring it using Promarkers I cut it out using a Tattered Lace decorative rectangle die. I then matted it onto navy core'dinations cardstock. I coloured peel off words using permanent pens and attached these to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - for a child
   The Crazy Challenge - masculine
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Fab 'n' Funky - children
   A Gem of a Challenge - boys birthday
   Creative Moments - anything goes with winter blue

Friday, 17 March 2017

Special delivery



   For the QKR Stampede challenge this week the theme is anything goes with the twist of congratulations. A neighbour asked me to make a card for a medical friend of hers who has just had a baby boy so I thought this image was just the thing. It is called special delivery (number 14010) and I coloured it using Promarkers. I teamed it with the sentiment it's a boy (number 14009) and matted it onto blue card. The spotty background paper was matted onto the same coloured card and then white card. The embellishments were printed using the Tattered Lace CD ROM charisma bunny.


   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Cute Card Thursday - celebrations
   Addicted to Stamps - pastel colours
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
   House of Cards - make a scene and/or colours
   Sweet Stampin' - anything but birthday
   Crafty Creations -anything goes
   Open Minded Crating - movement in March


Puppy mail



   Today sees the start of a new challenge at Creative Corner the theme of which is for the dogs.
   I matted some left over paper previously printed for an earlier card onto black and then white card. The digi called puppy happy mail is from Crafty Paws and was coloured using Spectrum Noir pens. After cutting it out using a Spellbinders square die I matted it onto black card which I had cut out using a Tattered Lace pearl square die.
   I cut three mini cards using a Spellbinders label four die, inked the edges using a red Promarker pen and wrote on each before placing them inside three mini envelopes which I had punched. After attaching them to the card I added a small peel off heart to the topmost one.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Crafty Friends - for a child
   Cute Card Thursday - celebrations
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - dies and digis
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Papers - anything goes

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Frieda flapper



   I recently bought the Tattered Lace iconic deco card shape die so I thought I would try it out using white red and black card. It took a long time to cut all the triangles and stick them on but I think it was worth it. I then coloured Kenny K's Frieda Flapper digi using Promarkers, cut it out using an oval die and after attaching red peel off to the rim attached it to the shaped card using foam pads.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Cute Card Thursday - for mothers/ladies only
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Allsorts - ladies and girls
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - any shape
   The Cutie Pie - dies and digis
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Open Minded Crafting - movement in March
   Dream Valley - lots of layers

Monday, 13 March 2017

Celebrate



   The theme for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge this fortnight is for a special woman/girl or mother's day.
   I have used a stamp from Crafter's Companion Frou Frou collection called it's never too late and coloured it using Spectrum Noir pens. I then matted and layered it onto black card, pink core'dination cardstock, another layer of black card and finally white card. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - lots of layers
   Cute Card Thursday - for mothers/ladies only
   Allsorts - ladies and girls
   Crafty Calendar - mum's day/special female
   In The Pink - for a special lady
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - for a special lady/girl
   Addicted To Stamps and More - make your mark
   Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
   Alphabet - z is for zero embellishments

Friday, 10 March 2017

Wild roses



   This week the theme for the QKR Stampede challenge is anything goes with the twist thank you.
   I decided to make a shaped easel card using the Tattered Lace decorative rectangle dies. The design paper I used for the base was printed using My Craft Studio CD ROM called All Day Every Day. The image for the focal point of the card is called flowers (number 14613) and coloured  using Spectrum Noir pens. I matted it onto mulberry paper before attaching it to the card base.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - thank you cards
   Crafty sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Dragon Lair Designs - anything goes with spring flowers
   Digi Designs - die cuts and/or punches
   Sweet Stampers - Easter/spring
   Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
   Dies R Us - something new (digi stamp)
   Ike's World - anything goes with a sentiment

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Potting shed and dogs



   I was asked to make a card for someone who liked gardening and dogs. This is the resulting card.
   I matted pink mirri card onto white card and then attached the potting shed sheet from Hunkydory's Little Book of Springtime Moments to the centre of this.
    I stuck paper from Hunkydory's Garden Flowers of Britain paper pad onto card and cut a rectangle from the centre of this to form a reactangular frame.  I cut and coloured using Promarkers a frame using Tattered Lace's meadow sweet die and attached this to the rectangular frame. I then attached this to the card using foam pads.
   I fussy cut the dogs from another sheet in the Little Book, shaped them slightly and using glue gel stuck them to the front of the card. Lastly I attached a peel off sentiment to the frame and the woman's name to the chair.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - lots of layers
   Allsorts - spring inspiration
   The Crazy Challenge - we love animals
   Kitty Bee Designs - flowers
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - spring
   C.R.A.F.T. - spring/Easter
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Baking day



   This card has been made for a special girl who loves baking and is about to turn 13. I have used the Tatty Twinkles stamp called baking day and coloured it using Spectrum Noir pens. The little border of cakes was from the same set of stamps. The banner and badge were both created using a My Craft Studio Paper Craft CD ROM and graphics program. The whole was matted and layered onto lilac mirri and white card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Calendar - mum's day/special female
   Addicted To Stamps - pastel colours
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Crafting With Friends - anything goes
   Pink Gem - use three b's (banner, baking, badge, border)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Babe in a basket

   There is a new Crafting From the Heart challenge beginning today and as usual the theme is anything goes. This time it is being sponsored by 





   I have used A Day For Daisies digi called babe in a basket and coloured it using Promarkers. Before matting and layering it onto gilded purple textured paper, pink textured paper and white card I removed the lower left hand corner. Once matted I rolled back the top layer of the matting to reveal the pink textured paper and the ungilded side of the purple textured paper. I then add a paper flower and leaves printed using a My Craft Studio CD ROM and a peel off congratulations sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   Catch The Bug - anything goes
   Fab 'n' Funky - baby
   Imagine That - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Bird bath



   This month the theme for the Dragonfly Dreams challenge is girly with a die cut or punch.
   I coloured Angie's digi image called bird bath using Promarkers and fussy cut it out. Using card from Hunkydory's the thatched cottage collection I cut along the tos of some of the flower clumps and then tucked the base of the bird bath image into it. This combination was then matted and layered onto gold mirri and cream card.
   I cut the floral arch using a Tattered Lace die and coloured it using Promarkers. After gluing it to the card I added flower soft to the branches and Liquid Pearls to the flower centres. I finished the card with a sentiment cut from gold mirri using the Tattered Lace die ornamental happy birthday.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Digi Designs - die cut and/or punches
   Sweet Stampers - add a sentiment
   Catch The Bug - anything goes
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes
   Scrappers Delights - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Do-Al(l) Kreative - spring
   Tuesday Throwdown - things with wings
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Squirrel's Random - spring fever
   Pattie's Creations Design - anything with wings
   Make My Monday - birds
   A Gem of a Challenge - use three bs (birds, birdbath, blue, bower, birthday, butterflies)
   Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
   House of Cards - make a scene and/or colours

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Covered in kittens

   Today sees the start of a fresh challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids.  The theme for this one is spring colours and is being sponsored by
Sami Stamps who are offering a $12 gift certificate
and 
Dies R Us who are offering a $15 gift certificate to their winner.




   When I think of spring colours I think of of the mauve and yellow croci growing on the lawns around where I live so I have used these colours on my card.
   I wrapped ribbon round the left hand side of design paper from Kanban Crafts the language of flowers paper pad and then matted and layered it onto yellow core'dinations cardstock and white card. After colouring the Paper Shelter image called covered in kittens I matted it also onto yellow core'dinations cardstock. The sentiment was cut from the afore mentioned paper pad and again matted onto core'dinations cardstock. Finally I added three bows.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   Allsorts - spring inspiration
   The Crazy Challenge - we love animals
   Cupcake Inspiration - cats
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - happy birthday
   Squirrels Random - spring fever
   Eclectic Ellapu - spring colours and/or Easter

Friday, 3 March 2017

Walking the dog!



   There is an anything goes theme for the challenge at QKR Stampede this week.
   I have used the image walking the dog (number 17102) and coloured it using Promarkers and decided to make a card with the dog jumping through a hole.
   Sometime ago I attempted to print some brick wall paper but the printer ran out of ink. However I kept the result and have used it on this card having coloured each brick using a Promarker pen. I then cut a hole in the wall. I cut round the lower half of the image and positioned the cut portion in front of the wall while keeping the rest behind the hole. I then matted and layered the combination onto black and then white card. Finally I added the birthday wishes sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Alphabet - z is for zero embellishments
   Creative Moments - anything goes with keep it masculine
   Ike's World - anything goes with use a sentiment
   Crafty Creations - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
   House of Cards - make a scene and/or colour
   Craft Girls Creations - anything goes
   Imagine That - anything goes
   Inky Chicks - happy birthday
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes
   Crafting By Designs - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - animal magic
   Scrapping 4 Fun - boys, male, masculine
   The Crazy Challenge - we love animals

Girl fun



   Today is the start of a new challenge over at Creative Corner. The theme of this one is girl fun and it is being sponsored by The Paper Shelter.
   In my stash I found the remains of shoe design paper I had printed some time ago and thought it would be just the paper to go with The Paper Shelter image called mad about shoes. I matted and layered it onto pink and then red card. After colouring the image using Promarkers I cut it out using a Tattered Lace notched rectangle die and matted it onto red mirri card. I stamped the sentiment using part of a stamp from Crafter's Companion Frou Frou Shoppe set of stamps and again matted it onto red mirri card. The two pink shoe embellishments were made from peel offs stuck onto card and cut out.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Sweet Stampers - add a sentiment
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes