Friday, 31 October 2014

Crafty Catz #283 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning and Happy Halloween, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this time our esteemed leader Carol has chosen the theme of 'Anything Goes' and we have 2 fab sponsors for you too,



Our Badge
prize is $25 to the Paper Nest Dolls

You lucky lucky peeps! So onto my card and I'd like to share with the card that I made Ria for her 18th at the begining of the month(Can't believe my baby is 18!) and I'm pleased to say that she was very pleased it.  I have used the awesome Capt Locke from Kenny K coloured with copics and spectrums, papers are all Santoro as are the key and brad, numbers are die cut and added some metalic ribbon and funky fibres and the TH Weathered Clock sizzix die.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers and More #126 ~ Cut It Out
Not Just Cards #5 ~ Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow #91 ~ For the one you love
Crafty Creations #275 ~ Brads, Buttons or Bows

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Working on my Christmas cards!

The nice thing about being off work and not being able to do a whole lot of the boring mundane stuff like HW is that I have had time to go through some of my older stash in my craft room and the digi stamps on my pc!  As a result I have put this Christmas card together using lots of old stash!  The image is 'Maurice Christmas Socks' from Pollycraft Designs, coloured him with spectrums and added stardust pen to the white stripes on his jumper, white flower soft to his hat and diamond glaze to his glasses.  I came across an old freebie cd too (dated 2012) and when I saw the Scandinavian Christmas papers I knew I wanted to use them and that's where I got my colour palette from.  I used a wavy blade in my rotary trimmer (don't get them out often enough either!lol) then added ribbon, bow, gems, die cut star, little wooden button, bakers twine and little wooden sentiment tag that has also been treated with diamond glaze.  I think the newest part of my card is actually the Kraft cs and I've had that for a few months too!  Enjoyed making this and adding all the different elements, hope you like it too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #73 ~ Shop in your Craft Room (#2)
Brown Sugar #117 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #54 ~ ANything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #76 ~ For the Boys (#2)
Allsorts #282 ~ Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Buttons & Bling
Creative Card Crew #73 ~ Bows (#2)
Little Red Wagon #261 ~ Krafty

Friday, 24 October 2014

Practising with my pencils

Just thought I'd share this card as it fits a couple of challenges.  As the paper is pastels I thought I'd colour using my spectrum pencils and blending fluid.  This cute image is a digi stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon #260 ~ Oh Baby
Come and Get It Challenges ~ Childs Card
Simply Create Too #73 ~ Shop in our craft room (#1) Everything I have used is at least a 3 months old and some even older, especially the peel off and brad!

Crafty Catz #282 ~ Thank You

Here we are it's Friday and doesn't time seem to be flying by!  Over at Crafty Catz it's time for a new challenge and this week it was the wonderful Anna's turn to choose the theme and she chose 'Thank You' now we all need to a few of these in our collection don't we.  We are sponsored this week by

Either a £20 worth of goodies
or a £20 voucher to spend in our online store.
(unfortunately they no longer post to the USA)

Just recently as my crafting has been a little limited I have been going through some of my older stash and stamps so this week I decided to use one of my old TGF stamps, I love the happy little face of this image and her spotty dress, I coloured her with a mix of copics and spectrums, the sentiment is also TGF, papers are Bearly Mine Designs.  I rolled the mat piece for some added dimension and finished off with some flowers, leaf, gem strand and glass butterflies.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
OSAAT #222 ~ Anything Goes with a Butterfly

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Crafty Sentiments New Digi Release Day 2

Did you see the fabulous new digi stamps previewed yesterday over on the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog, weren't they fab?  Well today we have a couple more to share with you.  I have made my card using the cute 'Relaxing' and made quite a simple card. (crafting is still a bit limited due to my thumb surgery) but the great thing with digistamps is the ability to play around with positioning and resizing before printing.  For this card I chose the cloud background paper which is a digi one by Raspberry Road Designs, then I made the digistamp jpeg into a digistamp png file by removing the white background.  Once the white background was removed I placed the 'png' image ontop of the clouds and printed it off, I actually printed 2 so that I could make a mask and then added the balloon stamp which is also from Crafty Sentiments Designs, the image and balloons were then coloured with copics and spectrums, a banner die cut from JS, a red mat and a silver peeloff finished off the card.  This was a fun make with a fun new digistamp, I hope you like it and the other new digistamps which are now available to buy over at the Crafty Sentiments Design store, Happy Shopping!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #130 ~ Create a scene
Come and get it ~ Childs card

Festive Florals with the Divas

Good Morning, well we certainly seem to be heading deep into autumn here in England, yesterday was a wonderful dry day but very blustery, great day to get washing dried on the line, almost too blustery, thought I might have to end up chasing the washing round the garden!  Anyway today sees the start of a new challenge over at Divas by Design and this week we're looking for festive florals and this week we are sponsored by 

So this week I really did rummage around in my old stash!  Glad I did as found this poinsettia stamp which (with Rias help) we cut several times so once coloured it could be layered up with foam pads, dp is also from a very old pad and just finished off with some ribbon and a bow.  Felt good to use some of my older stash, must keep rummaging! lol  Now it is over to you to share your festive florals with the Divas.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Use a sentiment with Crafty Sentiments

Good morning, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week all you need to do is include a sentiment, how easy is that? and we have this fabulous prize up for grabs for the randomly picked winner

So what are you waiting for?  Oh yes my card! ok here you are ...
I have used the cute digi stamp 'Just For You', coloured with spectrums and a little card candi added to the centre of the flower.  DPs are First Edition Blank Canvas. The sentiment and shape are also from Crafty Sentiments and collection called 'thinking of you' and the die cut is 'vintage label' a Crafty Cutters die, finished off with some rolled flowers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #53 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #79 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by and please also check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspriation Blog today and tomorrow as there is a new release of super cute digi stamps previewing.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Holly Girl

Just recently I was very lucky to get picked as a winner over at Not Just Cards and I won 3 Dilly Bean Images and here is a card I have made tonight with one of those images.  

Holly Girl Framed, I have coloured her with a mix of copics and spectrums, the background paper is from JS Victorian Christmas CD (and in order to find that I came across a whole heap of forgotten long stashed away stash! no longer stashed away! lol)  I then added some quikcutz holly leaves, white ribbon roses and red gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow #90 ~ Use your prizes/freebies
Creative Fingers #53 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #79 ~ Anything Goes
Art by Miran #17~ Anything Goes

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Witching Hour draws nearer

Now I don't really do Halloween in a big way but always make a card or 2 that just stay in my box! But I love to have a play with the fabulous images and papers, so this year is no different plus it would be rude not to play along with all those Halloween challenges around!  Love the Halloween Fantasy papers from Bearly Mine Designs which I have used here and I teamed this one up with a fabulous KennyK image (she is actually an Elf Queen!) and gave her a nice bubbling cauldron of something green and sparkly!  The cauldron and gates are cut on the cricut and the bats are cut using a little die which I forget where it comes from and they are cut out of a scrap of black glitter card.  I had to take several photos to give the overall effect of the card and I have to say I am really pleased with how this turned out, hope you like it too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots ~ Falling leaves and Halloween
Crafting From The Heart #40 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges ~ October ~ Halloween
Papertake Weekly ~ Super Fly
Little Red Wagon #259 ~ spooky spooky
The Paper Shelter #178 ~ Monsters or mythicals
Crafty Little Fairies ~ October ~ Only one dp
Sweet Stampin' ~ Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge #130 ~ Create a scene