Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Pud

A quick card from me today using Xmas Pud from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers plus a little glossy accents added to the berries.  I've used a kraft card blank and added a piece of printed burlap from a 6x6 pad from The Works which I've layered on to a random piece of pale gold card I found in my stash that has been recycled from some packaging.



The waxed cord is from my stash.  I'd like to enter the following:

A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Ike's World:  Anything Goes / Cake (it is a cake really!)
Passion for Promarkers:  It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes

Friday, 17 November 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 46 - Polkadoodles

Time for another Colour Crazy challenge and as always, the theme is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and I've used this very cute Rudolph Onsie, coloured with Promarkers plus glossy accents on the nose.  The papers are also from the same Winnie White Wonderland collection.  The wooden reindeer and stars are from my own stash.


I've lightly distressed the edges of the image and papers with scissors.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Createful Heart:  Anything Goes
Daisy Chain:  Christmas / Winter
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers:  Christmas
CRAFT:  Christmas
Craft Rocket:  Christmas Is Coming

Friday, 10 November 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 145 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is nice and easy:

Anything Goes

I've used a kraft card blank and then with offcuts I've added a Marianne Creatables snowflake die cut and Sizzix thinlits.  The mitten is my own template and I've used papers I found in my stash plus the off cuts made the bow..  I've hand cut the holly and the berries are embellishments from a posh set of crackers from a few years ago.


The bell I bought as a set from ebay and the little lego man was personal to the recipient!  A bit of light inking and faux stitches with a black fine liner pen and the card is complete!

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Daring Cardmakers:  Wollen Mittens
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Christmas Is Coming
ABC Christmas Challenge:  X Marks the Spot
Dream Valley Challenges:  Sentiment
Pile It On:  Large Sentiment

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 45 - All Dressed Up Stamps

There is a new challenge over at the Colour Crazy blog and as always, the theme is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps and I've used A Star Is Born, coloured it with Promarkers and used Watercolour pencils for the background.


I've hand written the sentiment on a Sizzix tag die cut and the ribbon, embroidery thread, wooden snowflake and half pearls are all from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT Challenge:  Winter
Sasayaki Glitter:  Blue
Animal Friends:  Christmas
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Christmas
The Paper Shelter:  For A Child (4 year old nephew)

Friday, 3 November 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or White With A Hint Of Colour

Time for a Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a Christmas project that was mainly white but with a hint of colour.  I've used Holly Sparkles Christmas Unicorn from the Winnie White collection.  Coloured with Promarkers plus some die cut snowflakes, lots of sparkle and organza ribbons; cute!


I've also added some half pearls too and the edge of the image and card blank I've scored with a bone folder.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Jingle Belles:  Not A Creature Was Stirring  DT FAVOURITE
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Christmas Is Coming
In The Pink:  Ribbons and Bows  TOP PICK
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes With a Bow
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Counting The Years

A Birthday card for the older fellas in our lives!  I've used Drac's Dentures from Dr Digi and coloured him up with Promarkers.  The papers I found in my stash and I've not got a clue where they are from!

I've handwritten the sentiments with a white gel pen on off-cuts of black card and the charm is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Create and Inspire:  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Birthday
Avenue 613:  Anything Goes / Male Card

Friday, 27 October 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Non Card Winter Themed

The current Polkadoodle challenge theme, as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to create a Winter Themed Non Card.  I've made a cute kraft card gift box - the box die is from Sizzix (it came with the Big Shot!) and I've used papers from Winnie White Christmas to make the gift bow - layered onto the off cuts of kraft card from making the box.


The tag is also from the collection - I added the wording using Pic Monkey and then added some thin red satin ribbon from my stash.  The little stars were cut from glittered cardstock (amazing that I had some in the same colours!!) using a little X Cut die.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Moving Along With The Times:  Add a Charm or Tag
Through The Purple Haze:  Non traditional Christmas Colours
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy:  Christmas Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 144 - Quick and Easy

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme I've set for the fortnight is:

Quick and Easy

I've made a card using one of the pre coloured image panels from the Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas collection.  I've added the sentiment using a free graphics programme and then added extra holly as decoupage and some small X cut glittery stars.  Half pearls have been added as berries to the holly.


And I think it took me about 15 minutes to make the card!

Good luck with the challenge!

Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
Sunny Day Crafting:  Quick and Easy
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Stampin' Unicorn - Blooms

Here is my first creation with these wonderful Stampin' Unicorn clear stamps!  I've made a simple repeat stamped panel using the All About Daisy set.  I coloured an additional daisy with Promarkers plus a leaf, cut them out and added to the panel with foam pads.


I coloured strips of card with the same Promarkers to layer behind the panel.  Finally, I scored a border around the edge and added some chunky glass beads to the daisy centres.

Easy peasy!!  And so many possibilities!

I'd like to enter the following:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Create and Inspire:  Anything Goes
Cute As A Button:  Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps:  Flowers
CAS on Friday:  Flowers

Grumpy

A quick card made with one of the Grumpy Sentiments from Dr Digi, enlarged so it became the focal point and then printed.  I've also added Pint Glass from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers.

The stars are cut from off-cuts of scrap card with an X Cut die and then layered with foam pads.


I'd like to enter the following:

Connie Can Crop:  To Die For
Crafter's Cafe:  Shaped Card
Creative Craft Cottage:  Sentiment
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes with Twist of Male Card

Friday, 20 October 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 42 - Crafty Sentiments

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and we are sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments Designs, and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I've used Day Dreaming and coloured him with Promarkers.  I found some scraps of paper in my stash that were offcuts from a previous project and as they were only strips, I had to be creative to get them to fit around the image and embossing panel.

The embossed star panel is From Me To You and I've added faux stitching round the edges.  Buttons and embroidery thread are also from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  People or Animals (people are easier to colour!)
Passion For Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesdays:  Masculine Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  One For The Boys

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Toolshed Ted

Here is Ted pottering around in his garden!  I've coloured Toolshed Ted from Dr Digi with Promarkers and then attached him to the card base with a strip of acetate so he can be moved about.  The numbers show 65 and I've used my Clearly Besotted grass die (offcuts of card coloured with Promarkers) to cover them.  The templates for the numbers are my own creation.

The wooden board backing paper is from my stash and I've handwritten the sentiment on a scrap of kraft card and used a cocktail stick to attach it to the card.


I've also added two little seedlings, also coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes DT FAVOURITE
Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  Anything But Square
Passion For Promarkers:  Anything Goes TOP FIVE
Connie Can Crop:  To Die For
Crafters Cafe:  Shaped Cards TOP THREE

Friday, 13 October 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 41 - Oddball Art

Time for another Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Oddball Art and I've used this wonderful image Smile generously donated to be used by the DT.  I've used Promarkers to colour with watercolour pencils for the background.  I've used an unbranded metal die to cut out the image and I've used Dovecraft 6x6 More or Less papers.


Ribbon, flowers, button, embroidery thread and half pearls all from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

I Love Promarkers:  Dies
The Crafty Addicts Challenge:  Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Autumn Colours
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter:  Orange
Moving Along With The Times:  Autumn / Fall

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 143 - Create A Scene

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is

Create A Scene

I've made a shaker card and this was a special request card too for a Chelsea Football fan who loves cars!  I've used a Memory Box die for the scene and added some fake snow and seed beads for the shaker bits - both from my stash.


The car charm, ribbon and bakers twine are also from my stash and I've used an X Cut star die plus a swirly little X Cut die too.  I printed the Chelsea emblem a few times and then cut then out.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  U for Unlimited and V for Vibrant
Christmas at Sweet Stampin';  Anything Goes
The Male Room:  Use Metal
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  One For The Boys
Crafters Cafe:  Die Cuts / Punches

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Morag The Moo

Here is a card made using Morag the Moo image from Dr Digi.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and added to an offcut of card for the base.


The grass has been coloured with Promarkers and I've used a Clearly Besotted die to cut out the shapes.  The sign has been handwritten.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes  DT FAVOURITE
Inky Chicks:  Anything But Square
Always Fun Challenges:  Lots of Layers
Make My Monday:  Animal Antics  TOP THREE
Ooh La La Challenges:  Die Cuts

Friday, 6 October 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Halloween

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to create something spooky and I've used the new Halloween Trick or Treat collection.  I've made a simple pillow box from one of the papers and a sentiment, scoring the different folds and also the top and bottom - I use a scrap piece of card as a template for the shaped parts otherwise I could end up with anything!  I layered the sentiment onto a circle die cut and added a plain black card band so that it can slide off.


The sentiment are letter die cuts I found in my stash - I cut up a letter g to make the two o's and then coloured them with Promarkers.  The little bats are table confetti.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Sasayaki Glitter:  Orange
Crafty Gals:  Add A Bat
Double D Challenges:  Fright Night / Mood Board
Delicious Doodles:  Halloween
Scor-Pal:  More Than One Score - Treat Holders
Paper Creator:  Simply Spooky

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 40 - Di's Digi's and Scrap N Dipity

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is as always:

Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Di's Digi's and Scrap N Dipity who generously provided the DT with images to play with.  The first one is from Di's Digi's - Football Bench and I've coloured with Promarkers plus watercolour pencils for the background.  I've handwritten the sentiment and added X Cut stars from papers I found in my stash.


And I also got to use an image from Scrap N Dipity - Little Super Hero Boy which I've also coloured with Promarkers and then added to the background (actually wallpaper) and I made the Clearly Besotted die cut sentiments by cutting up various words and piecing them together, except the birthday one which is an actual full die cut!


Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Football Bench
Aud Sentiments:  Use Die Cut and Sentiment
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes Birthday
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Dies

Superhero
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Birthday or Pretty Pinks
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Dies
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Dies

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Mini

Quick card to share made using the Mini Cooper image from Dr Digi and left in its natural un-restored glory!  Printed directly onto kraft card, I've inked the edges and layered onto some chocolate brown card.


Papers are Dovecraft 6x6 stack 'Curiosity Corner'.  I made the bunting using scraps as I hate to see anything go to waste!

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity:  Non Cute
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes with twist of Masculine

Friday, 29 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

The current Polkadoodle challenge is, as always:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to create something Christmas.  I've used one of the pre-coloured images from the Winnie White Christmas collection and printed it directly onto white linen effect cardstock.  I've glittered the wings and hat with stickles plus used watercolour pencils for the background which shows off the grain on the card.


I've cut the image using the Bubbleicious Frame, added it with foam pads to an offcut of card - left over from making a square card from a sheet of A4.  Ribbon and buttons from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Little Miss Muffet Stamps:  Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Use Your Dies

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 39 - Bugaboo

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo and Jodie generously provided us with images and I used Gus Wife's Birthday.  Coloured with Promarkers plus watercolour pencils for the background I then layered it onto some scrap card from my stash and added  some half pearls from my stash along with Cadbury purple ribbon.


A great image for a quick card!  I've added glossy accents to Gus' glasses and the balloons but its not shown up too well.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge:  Birthday  TOP FIVE

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 142 - Reindeer

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Reindeer

I've used a fairly large felt tree decoration (snipped the ribbon off that was stitched into his neck and hid it with the organza ribbon and the handwritten Sizzix tag)  The papers are Papermania - A Wonderful Christmas Time 6x6 stack and I've used beading wire from my stash (wrapped it around a pen to get the curls) along with ribbons and buttons too.


Good luck with the challenge.  I'd like to enter the following:

A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes
Christmas With The Cuties:  Christmas Animals
The Crazy Challenge:  Add An Animal

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Happy Beer Day!

When is a sentiment not a sentiment? When it's actually a card!  Made using one of the sentiments from Dr Digi - Beer Sentiments Sheet.  I printed it directly onto the card stock after enlarging it without any loss of quality.  Coloured with Promarkers and I've added Pint Glass and coloured it with Promarkers as well, it's attached with a strip of acetate.


I'd like to enter the following:

Everybody Art:  Black and Orange
Unicorn Challenge:  Birthday
Make My Monday:  Autumn Colours

Friday, 22 September 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 38 - Blog Candy!

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we don't have a sponsor but we do have some blog candy for a lucky winner!  I've used L'il' Miss Mermaid from Polkadoodles and coloured her with Promarkers and the background with watercolour pencils.  I've cut her out with a circular Spellbinders die and then added half pearls and beads from my stash along with some gem flowers that I found.


The ribbons are also from my stash and co-ordinated beautifully with the colours I choose!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Monochrome
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic:  Anything Goes with Twist of Pearls / Gems

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Paint

A quick card using the Paint Can image from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers plus two key charms and some waxed cord from my stash.

I've embossed a line around the edges of the card for a bit of extra detail.


I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  No Patterned Paper
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes

Friday, 15 September 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 37 - Little Miss Muffet Stamps

It's Friday so a new Colour Crazy challenge is available!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I've used this really cute image - Quentin who I've coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are Basic Grey Oxford which was part of a RAK I got some years ago.  I've used an X Cut die for the stars using scraps from my stash.

The sentiment has been cut with Cuttlebug letter and number dies.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's:  Masculine
Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes  TOP THREE
Watercooler Wednesday:  Birthday's

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 141 - Pets

Welcome to a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is

Pets

I've used a no longer available Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and I've made a shaker card with seed beads and some fake snow that I bought for 10p from the Poundshop after Christmas.  And its quite a large bag too!


Ribbons are from my stash along with the snowflake charm and I've handwritten the Sizzix die cut tag.  The border is from Memory Box - Frostivlle wreath and I've pieced it together to make it large enough and then added half pearls to some of the snowflake centres.

Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Weekend Walter

I made this card for a work colleague who was leaving us and fortunately has a great sense of humour!  Made using Weekend Walter from Dr Digi and coloured with Promarkers plus glossy accents on his glasses.

I've added him to the card with foam pads and the bunting is made from my own template and I've cut two stars using a little X Cut die and then added black card behind; the sentiment is handwritten.


I'd like to enter the following:

Everybody Art:  Clean and Simple
Fairytale Challenge:  Men Only
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 September 2017

HB2U

I needed a card for one of my son's and this is the perfect image from Bugaboo!  Video Game Guy has been coloured with Promarkers after deciding which papers I was going to use - the background is watercolour pencils.  Papers are by Papermania - For Him 6x6 stack and I've used X cut star and arrow die cuts from bits of card found in my stash


I handwrote the sentiment.  I'd like to enter the following:

Stella Says Sketch:  Sketch followed
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe:  Boys Will Be Boys
Die Cut Diva's:  Boys / Men

Friday, 8 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Use A Design Sheet

Time for a new Polkadoodles challenge!  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use a design sheet from one of the collections - I've gone with Work and Play vol 7 CD.  The little character is decoupaged and I've added some die cut letters from my stash which I've coloured with Promarkers to match the backing papers.


Good luck with the challenge!  For more details pop over to the blog!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Knockouts:  Something To Say
The Paper Shelter:  Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
CD Sunday:  Let's Hear It For The Boys

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Grumpy

A quick card to share today - made using one of the elements from the Grumpy Sentiments Sheet from Dr Digi, enlarged and coloured with Promarkers.

I've used an off cut of card for the base and the arrows are all  X Cut dies and I've used off cuts of coloured card for these too.


The die cut sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.  I'd like to enter the following:

Shopping Our Stash:  On Trend
Tuesday Throwdown:  Punches or Dies  WINNER
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations:  No Patterned Papers

Friday, 1 September 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Hot Colours

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge! The theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use hot colours and I've gone for Li'l' Miss Mermaid and I've coloured her with Promarkers and used some of the beads, sequins and half pearls I have in my stash.  Ribbons and button are also from my stash.


This is a Birthday card for one of my Nieces - I have a feeling she will like it!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Too Cute
In The Pink:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Ocean Colours
Through The Purple Haze:  Marine / Sea Theme
Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Sequins, Gems or Pearls

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 35 - Di's Digis and Crafty Sentiments

This week over at the Colour Crazy challenge we have two wonderful sponsors who each gave the DT images to work with!  The challenge theme as always is:

Anything Goes

The first sponsor is Di's Digi's and I've used Jungle Shelf, coloured with Promarkers and added to the card with foam pads so it gives some depth.  I've added embroidery thread over the banner plus the three little bows.  The number one is a wooden die cut which I've added lots of glitter glue over the top (I primed it first by painting with white acrylic paint).  The ribbons are from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Fur of Feathers (I like both but could not resist this cute image!)
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Go Wild

The second sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and I used both images we were given.  The first one is called Relaxing and I've coloured her with Promarkers, used two different Spellbinder dies to cut her out and layer onto.  The sentiment has been handwritten and added to a Sizzix die tag.  The papers have been printed from a Funky Hand cd - now retired that I had in my stash.  Ribbon and half pearls also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Too Cute
Southern Girls:  Retro Challenge:  Smash Your Stash
Tic Tac Toe:  Middle Centre (Patterned Paper / Flower / Colouring)
Passion For Promarkers:  Digital (I've used papers and image)

And the second image I've used from Crafty Sentiments is Henry Why Not and he has also been coloured with Promarkers.  Papers are Papermania Colossal Paper pack 6x6 For Him.  I've added X Cut arrow die cuts from scrap card in my stash.  I've hand written the sentiment.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Star Stampz:  Two or More Die Cuts
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design:  For Someone Special
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Boys Will Be Boys  TOP THREE

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 140 - Humour

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Humour

I've used No Snow Birdbrain from From The Heart Stamps and have coloured with Promarkers.  I'm not sure how long the store will remain open following Faith's passing at the end of July.


The sentiment comes with the image and all I've added is some black card for a layer plus faux stitching with a black fineliner pen.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Feathers (I like either but this image always makes me smile!)  TOP THREE
Mo-Mania:  Birds
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sorry Stocks

Nothing says sorry better - Sorry Stocks image from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers.  I'd started to colour this up quite some time ago and probably got distracted with something else so never got round to finishing it.

I found it a few weeks ago when I was having a tidy up (it was in my pile of images printed and ready to be coloured) so thought I'd finish it off.


The papers are from my stash - don't know where they are from but they were in the big off-cut box I have.  I've layered them onto some kraft card (A4 sheets x 10 from The Works for £2) and the buttons and half pearls are also from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Dream Valley Challenges:  Use A Digi  TOP THREE
Come And Get It Challenges:  2 or More Different Embellishments
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts:  Anything Goes

Friday, 25 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 34 - Star Stampz

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Star Stampz who gave the DT some images to work with.  I've used Kimono Portrait and coloured her with Promarkers.  And for once, I picked my papers before colouring the image as I found it way easier to do it that way instead of colouring and then trying to match papers!

I've used a sheet of chocolate brown card as the base and the papers are Basic Grey Sultry - these were part of a RAK I was sent a few years ago (I've just looked at them periodically ever since!)  I've distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.


I've added half pearls from my stash and some raffia twine I found hiding.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Smash Your Stash  TOP FIVE
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Sundae Treat

I've got a soft spot for this Dr Digi image - Sundae as its great to colour up and always looks good!  I've used Promarkers to colour and papers are from Dovecraft - Back to Basics 3.  Ribbons are from my stash - the satin ribbon has been recycled from a pack of pre scored card blanks that I found when I was having my tidy up at Christmas.

Half pearls are also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Make My Monday:  Lazy Days of Summer
The Paper Girls:  Monochromatic

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 139 - Tag, You're It!

Time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Tag, You're It!

I've made a bottle tag using a sentiment from Polkadoodles - Festive Christmas.  I printed it directly onto the kraft card and have simply cut it out using a fancy X Cut die and then added gold 3d paint which has been dotted around the edges.


I've added punched holly and berries to finish it off.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
The Papershelter:  Punches or Dies
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  Use A Sentiment Instead of an Image
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes Christmas

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Coffee 4 Me

I've had a half hearted tidy up of all the scraps of card I have in my box with the notion of using some of them up. So here is one of those such instances!  The papers are offcuts from a Funky Hand wordbook I made quite some time ago but didn't want to throw them away!  The papers are all retired and no longer available.

The image is from Dr Digi - Coffee Mug and I've coloured it with Promarkers.


I'd like to enter the following:

CASE This Sketch:  Sketch followed
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge:  Name / Number
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Super Scraps

Friday, 11 August 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 32 - Scrap N Dipity

It's time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Scrap N Dipity who generously provided the DT with some wonderful images!

The challenge theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I loved both the sponsors images so couldn't choose which one to use so used both!  First one is Up Up And Away which I've coloured the elephant with watercolour pencils, paper pieced the balloon with a freebie paper pack I found in my stash and then watercoloured a background panel to look like sky and clouds.  I think that this is probably the first time I've paper pieced an image - I made a second one with the other papers.

And for the second card, I've used Scribble Sally Ballerina - there are 3 different images in the set and I've coloured mine with watercolour pencils plus cut it all out with a fancy Spellbinders die.  I've added a rather blingy number 4 from The Works plus dotted liquid pearls around the edges of the card.


The die cut image has been added with foam pads so it stands proud, ballerina charm and embroidery thread both from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Up Up And Away
CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge:  Animal Kingdom
Moving Along With The Times:  Things That Fly

Sally Scribble Ballerina
Creative Knockouts:  For A Child
Star Stampz:  Handcoloured Image
Seize The Birthday:  Tie One On
Simon Says Stamp:  For A Child

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Summertime

We're part way through the current Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to create something to do with Summertime or Holidays.  I've used one of the images from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles and enlarged it to fit the whole of my card.  I've added it with foam pads for depth and then added various seed beads from my stash for the hundreds and thousands.


I've used a Sizzix die for the tag and handwrote the sentiment.  Good luck with the challenge!  Pop over to the blog for more inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet:  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More:  CAS
Paperminutes:  Summer

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Hamish McDougal

I have a number of vintage maps taken from car magazines (I think they were freebies within the publication) from the 1960's.  I've added Hamish McDougal from Dr Digi and coloured him with Promarkers.  He's attached to the card with a strip of acetate (recycled from a school shirt collar - the unnecessary plastic bit that I forget to remove before I wash the shirts through.......)


The banner is a clear stamp from The Works - its part of a larger set and I've used another stamp from my stash for the sentiment.  I've added the shading myself for a more vintage feel.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps:  Boys to Men
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  Recycle (map and acetate)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Two Babies

Two quick but cute cards from me both use the Lili of the Valley Simply Prints - Fast Asleep Boy and Fast Asleep Girl.  Both have been printed directly onto linen effect white card and then layered using foam pads onto a Spellbinders die cut, again from the same card.



The buttons, embroidery tread and half pearls are all from my stash and I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge of the image and also card edge.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Simply Cards and Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft:  New Baby
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Baby Card
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Hellebores

A quick card using a quick sketch (see below) and using a Lili of the Valley Simply Print sheet - Hellebores.  Printed directly onto linen effect cardstock and layered onto a 6x6 sheet from Happy Watercolours pad from The Works.  The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley - Happy Circular Sentiments.


The buttons and embroidery thread are from my stash and I've added a border of dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the card.

I'd like to enter the following:

A Gem of a Challenge:  Birthday Wishes  TOP THREE
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Flower Power
Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch followed  DT FAVOURITE

Friday, 4 August 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas!

The current Polkadoodles challenge is underway and the theme for the challenge is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to go with a Christmas theme and I've made a cute Christmas card using one of the new release clear stamps - Christmas Robin Cuddles.  Coloured with Aquamarkers and watercolour pencils.  I've then used random things I found in my stash to finish the card off (amazing what I find when I'm having a tidy up!)

I have a feeling the Ponisetta is from Hobbycraft which I bought in a sale a few years ago and the swirly bits are from a little X Cut die - I've just layered them up.  Half pears are also from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  No Sentiment on Front of Card
Star Stampz:  Hand Coloured Image
Craftaholics R Us:  Die Cuts
Mod Squad Challenge:  Things With Wings
Artistic Stamper:  Anything Goes