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


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
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

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 138 - Cute

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


I've used Memory Box die cuts plus ribbon and a charm from my stash.  The tag has been handwritten and is a Sizzix die cut.  The image is from Buddly Crafts and I've coloured it with Promarkers.

I've used a sheet of acetate to create the card with a sheet of white card as the backing so any text written on it won't show through.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Christmas Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  One For The Boys
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

19th Hole

Here is a card I made for a work colleague who was leaving and was anticipating spending some of his down time on the golf course.  And probably the 19th hole!  Made using Hole In One Hal from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers with Memory Box clouds and Clearly Besotted grass, coloured with Promarkers.
I made the the sign myself with a mini X Cut die and a cocktail stick.

I'd like to enter the following:

Passion For Promarkers:  Fun In The Sun  WINNER
Stinkin' Inkers:  Guy Talk
International Art and Soul:  Dies
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes