Friday, 1 May 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #277 ~ Colour Challenge

Good morning, well this is the start of a busy work weekend for me including bank holiday Monday so I shall be looking forward to a day off on Tuesday! lol  Anyway as it's Friday that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it was the turn of our wonderful Kim to set the theme but sadly she decided to step down from the DT but we loved the theme so we kept it! Its a fabulous colour challenge so take your inspiration from the colours in the photo
and we have a fabulous sponsor,  who very generously gave the DT some images to play along with,
PRIZE.....3 digis of their choice. 

So for my card I used the image Garden 9 and this time coloured using my spectrum noir pencils and blending liquid, (need more practice! lol) and I teamed my image up with papers from First Edition New Leaf pad, some organza ribbon, the antique gold coloured tag is one of a bundle of metal bits I bought ages ago and I put an offcut of paper in the middle.  Ticket die cuts which I added a stamped sentiment to and then finished off with a few gems.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #308 ~ Bring on the bling
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Spring/greens
Not Just Cards #18 ~ Anything Goes 
Crafting From The Heart #57 ~ Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow #103 ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #244 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Coming Back As A Man

Just thought I'd share with the card I have made to enter the Facebook Challenge over at The East Wind where the challenge was to be inspired by a song,  I was originally going to use American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy but when I was scrolling through my itunes I happened across The Shocking Miss Emerald album and 1 song just jumped out at me ~ Coming Back As A Man' and I knew then that I was going to use the wonder TEW image 'Lucy Loo Mad Hatter' and I had great fun colouring her in.  I also remembered that I had a piece of ribbon left that would fit perfectly with the image.  Then I decided to go with Kraft/red/black colour combo.  The ticket border is cut on the Cricut using Elegant Edges and I finished off with a wooden hat to which I added some red ribbon and a few brads and black pearls.  A little out of the box I know but that's what challenges are all about.




















I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart #56 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration #310 ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #243 ~ Inspired by a book ~ Alice in Wonderland
Brown Sugar #143 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #103 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #223 ~ Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #89 ~ Use a die cut
TFL

Friday, 24 April 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #276 ~ Things with Wings

Good morning!  Well today is the start of my 3 day weekend Yipee! so I shall hopefully get lots of time to craft (that's my plan anyway! lol we shall see!)  So as it's Friday that means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this time it's the turn of the wonderful Nick to choose the theme and she has chosen one that will delight lots of you, Things with Wings, and we have 2 fabulous sponsors for you this week it's

AND


 The  prize will be a 10$ Gift voucher.

Now I have to admit my mojo kinda took a break this week, so hope it comes back this weekend!  After lots of paper pushing and hair pulling I remembered a cut on the Cricut Paperlace cartridge that had lots of butterflies so that is what I went with and initially was going to go with a classic black and white version (maybe another day!) but in the end went with this one, I hope you like it.  The sentiment is also from the same cartridge, I must add that once I'd decided to go down the route of using the cricut it was a very quick card to make.  Be sure to check out my Teamies as their mojos certainly haven't been on a break!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #307 ~ Quick & Simple
Come & Get It ~ Things that start with a B ~ Butterflies
Crazy Challenge #195 ~ Springtime
Crafting From the Heart #56 ~ Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #212 ~ National Garden Month
Tuesday Throwdown #241 ~ Up in the air
Creative Card Crew #85 ~ Sentiment
TFL

Monday, 20 April 2015

Boy oh Boy!

Hi there! Did you all have a good weekend?  Mine went ok considering I worked 2 long days with a sleep in in between them!  Anyway when I got home yesterday I was just too tired to post this card so I'm doing it now!  I used an old TGF stamp called 'Tank' that I have had for a while coloured with copics and spectrum pens and pencils to match the stripey paper which is from Raspberry Road Designs 'Suburban Boy' kit.  I teamed it up with some green, orange and black cs.  The orange cs I embossed with cogs. Mats for the image are cut on the Cricut using Elegant Edges, the cogs and diamond strips are die cuts and I finished off with a stamped sentiment, some green gems and a green brad. Hope you like him.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter #199 ~ For the Boys
Fab 'n' Funky #255 ~ Masculine
Creative Fingers #76 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #102 ~ Anything Goes
Coffee, Chocolate & Cards #89 ~ Use a die cut
Come and Get It ~ Things that start with a B ~ boy, brad, black
Not Just Cards #17 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart #56 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #51

TFL



Friday, 17 April 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #275 ~ It's a girl thing

Wow! It's Friday again, it seems to come around quicker each week! lol  So that means time for another wonderful challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous boss lady Carol has chosen the theme of 'It's a Girl thing' and we have a super sponsor this week too ...


PRIZE
Sami Stamps will provide a 12$ gift card to the shop at www.samistamp.blogspot.com (that's equal to 3 images of  choice) to the winner. 

What a fabulous prize and Sami very generously let the DT chose an image to use for this challenge and I was drawn to the beautiful image 'Wind Beauty', I coloured it with copics and spectrums added paper, cs and die cuts from my stash and hey presto my card. (I wish it was as easy as it sounds! lol)




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #254 ~ NO sentiment #2
Crazy Challenge #195 ~ Springtime
Not Just Cards #17 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #55 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A Good Book

Good morning, I just thought I'd share my latest project with you.  I finished it late last night but was just too tired to up load it!  I have made a bookmark for a friend at work as we were chatting about books and it turns out she is a 'page folder'! Oh No!  turning down the pages is not something we do, infact Ria can read a brand new book without putting a fold or crease in the spine, most of her books if they are not second hand are in pristine condition despite being read several times.  I have even known her in a book shop ask them if they have another copy of something if the cover is creased or damaged! lol Anyway back to my project I have used a fabulous image from TEW 'Lucy Loo Bookaholic' thought it was the perfect image for a bookmark.  She is coloured with copics and spectrum pencils. I have backed it with a scrap from DCWV Natural Stack, added a cream eyelet to strengthen the hole for the funky fibres.
 

I would like to enter this bookmark into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #75 ~ Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #254 ~ NO sentiment
Not Just Cards #17 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #55 ~ Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow #102 ~ CAS
The East Wind #29 ~ Fibre-licious
TFL

Sunday, 12 April 2015

NOT that old ...

Hi just thought I'd share the card I have made tonight for my Uncle who turns 60 later this month.  I have used a fabulous 'Gus' image from Bugaboo,coloured him with copics and spectrums, papers are Echo Park Times & Seasons, added some deep red ribbon which has some sparkle going on too, some arrow die cuts and a ballon die cut which I raised on foam pads.  The sentiment comes with the image.



















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #198 ~ Birthday with a sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks #241 ~ Die cuts
Creative Fingers #75 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #101 ~ Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday #356 ~ rotated 90 degrees
TFL