Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189 ~ Floral profusion

Oh dear I really am running late with this project which is for the current challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.  I thought I had sheduled it but obviously not! So here goes ... This fortnight we are looking to see lots of flowers, nice and easy then!

For my project this week I have made a little gift bag using the Cricut and 'To You From Me' cartridge, I used a sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink and lots of prima flowers and flat backed pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #130 ~ ATG
Crafting From The Heart #160 ~ ATG
Crafty Sentiments ~ ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #344 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #342 ~ ATG
Inspiration Destination #128 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 12 May 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #370 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the theme is as always Anything Goes with the twist this week of use Mirricard.  We are sponsored by

RICK ST DENNIS Zibbit store only now 


Stores
www.etsy.com/shop/rickstdennis
PRIZE......3 IMAGES OF WINNERS CHOICE

I have used the wonderful Clockwork Dragon, changed the colour in PSE before printing, the background paper is BG Hang 10 Maverick.  I used some blue mirricard which I embossed with cogs embossing folder, I found it was still a bit to bright and shiny so I used some Stazon black in and cotton wool and rubbed over the embossing which toned it down perfectly. The sentiment is a Papertrey Ink stamp.  I used vintage photo, mustard seed and broken china distress ink and ink dusters to colour the edges of the sentiment and image and finished of with some die cut leaves and flowers
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Open Minded Crafting Fun #17 ~ Mighty Men in May
A Gem Of A Challenge #193 ~ Embossing wet or dry
Not Just Cards #44 ~ One for the boys
Inspiration Destination #127 ATG optional Masculine
Crafty Creations #341 ~ ATG
Craft Rocket #37 ~ Fantasy
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 8 May 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #188 - Add a sentiment

Hello it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and this time Pam is our host and the theme for this fortnight is - 'Add A Sentiment' It would be nice if your sentiment is not a tiny peel off tucked in one corner, but more the focal point of your creation, but we won't insist on that.

This time I have made a wall hanging using some fabulous stamps from Papertrey Ink. Both images and sentiment and I have used the masking technique for the images.  I have teamed them up with paper from MME and some coloured cs. I have finished off with some die cut leaves, prima flowers and some gems.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter #292 ~ Flowers
Creative Fingers #129 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #369 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous Nick is the host and the theme for the week is Anything Goes and Nick gave the DT the optional twist of 'adding 5 of something'.  This week we are sponsored by the fabulous




prize...4 images of winners choice

I love Bugaboo images they are always great fun to work with.  For this challenge I have used 'Balloon Bunch'  I love the fact that this is 5 balloons! Papers are Basic Grey, Oh Baby Girl, Natalie and Isabelle, teamed up with some orange cs.  The stamped sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I added some green organza ribbon and some orange Card Candi.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Come & Get It ~ Make it square
Little Red Wagon #392 ~ Time to celebrate
Crafty Gals Corner #120 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 28 April 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #368 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning this week it is the turn of our wonderful Janette to host the challenge over at Crafty Catz and the challenge is 'Anything Goes' with the additional twist of  C&S - no DPs.  We are sponsored by


PRIZE 3 DIGI IMAGES FROM ETSY SHOP

For my card I have used grey cs and candy dots from my stash and PTI sentiment and the fabulous 'Da Bomb' from Kenny K coloured with copics and chameleons.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments ~ ATG
Inspiration Destination #127 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #120 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #340 ~ ATG
Creative Inspirations #273 ~ One for the girls
Creative Fingers #129 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #367 ~ Anything Goes

Ok, so I am very late so I will get straight down to business.  There is a new challenge going on over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous Caz is hosting.  The theme is 'Anything Goes' and Caz set the DT the twist to 'add a number' and our wonderful sponsor is

blog..http://melonheadzillustrating.blogspot.co.uk/


PRIZE ....1 BUNDLE OF CHOICE FROM ETSY SHOP

My card is a requst from my other half and is for a friend who actually turned 75 on Easter Sunday.  I followed the brief Adrian gave me as to what he wanted. So I started by making the coloured text background in word alternating between Happy Birthday and Happy Easter and then put a nice big die cut 75 on top, a simple card and she was very pleased with it and so was Adrian
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards #43 ~ Easter
Brown Sugar #247 ~ Use a die cut
Creative Fingers #128 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 17 April 2017

Swingin' 20's Charlotte

Just thought I'd pop by and share my entry for the Simply B Stamps Fan Page Progressive Challenge using the fabulous 20's Charlotte, she comes with the sentiment.  Coloured in a mix of markers, Paper is Stampin' Up Fresh Prints, cs from stash, the pearls are already attached to the the lace (not sure I would've had the patience to add them!), frame is cut on the Cricut, feathers from stash and finished off printing the sentiment and cutting it out using a Whimsy Shapeology Die.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #126 ~ ATG
The Paper Shelter #289 ~ Girl Power
Creative Fingers #128 ~ ATG
A Gem of a Challenge #192 ~ Ribbon and/or Lace
Come & Get It ~ It's a girl thing
Crafting From The Heart #155 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 14 April 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge # 366 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning all, I hope you all have a wonderful Easter whatever your plans are, for me that means off today and Monday but working Saturday and Sunday.  Anyway as it's Friday then it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it is the turn of our fabulous Aunty Sue to host and the theme this week is 'Anything Goes' with the DT twist of 'Animals' we have a great sponsor too
Prize is 3 digital images 

For my card I have used a sponsor image called 'All Bandaged Up' coloured with Chameleon pens and matted onto blue cs.  I don't know the make of the dp but thought it was bright and cheerful. I embossed the die cut cs rikrak and cut some fish bones from cs too, finished off with the rosette made from die cuts and added a stamped sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #339 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 10 April 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #186 ~ Things with wings

Hello, well today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and this week Mary is hosting and she would like to see 'things with wings' Anything with wings will count, birds, butterflies and other insects, fairies, aeroplanes, even hearts as long as they have wings!
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has wings. 

So this week I went right away from paper crafting and made some jewellery.  Ria taught me recently how to make shamballa bracelets so after ordering a few bits and bobs I set too and made myself a bracelet using a dragon and some mini bells instead of beads. Then I made a pair of earrings to go with it.  I love how they turned out and I'm sure there will be a necklace using the same technique to follow some time soon!
I would like to enter this set into the following challenges:
Craft Rocket #36 ~ Inspired by a book or movie ~ Eragon
Brown Sugar #245 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #127 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #365 ~ Anything Goes

Oops, I thought I'd sheduled this post but it would appear that was a dream!  So here I am now, somewhat late but here with this weeks new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's the turn of our lovely Naomi to host and the challenge is 'Anything Goes' with the optional twist of 'Easter' so nice and easy for you all this week with Easter just around the corner.  
This weeks prize is

I don't usually make a lot in the way of Easter cards but I remembered this image stored on my pc which is from Charmed Crafts And Cards, she is called Madison 3 in 1 Easter and I've had her for a very long time!  She is coloured with a mix of copics and Chameleons with a touch of SN sparkle added to her boots.  The papers are Basic Grey Oh Baby and Oh Baby Boy, added some lime bakers twine a few gems, a stamped sentiment and finished off with a funky flower button.  Who needs encouragement to eat chocolate?!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments ~ ATG
Come & Get It ~ Easter
Incy Wincy ~ Recipe Challenge
Crafting From The Heart #153 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #117 ~ 3+ Layers
Little Red Wagon #388 ~ Egg-cellent
Fab 'n' Funky #345 Buttons and/or bows
Inspiration Destination #124 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #364 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's my turn to host so the theme is 'Anything Goes' and I challenged my fabulous teamies to 'add some metal'.  This week our super sponsor is 



prize...4 images of winners choice

The DT were very generously given some images to play along with and I chose the wonderful Gus Golf, he is coloured with a mix of markers and SN pencils for the sky, added some 3d glaze to his glasses, paper is from AMM and teamed it up with some cs from my stash, the note paper is die cut from a piece from a Crate Paper pad.  Die cut the little flag and 70, added a little metal golf bag charm some string and finished off with some scrapbook nails, just got to hope my dad doesn't visit my blog for a while as its a card for him but its not his birthday till May!  Thought I'd get ahead of the game for a change! lol
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge #190 ~ Boys Birthday
Die Cuttin' Divas #310 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #338 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 27 March 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #185 ~ Spring into Spring

Hello, I don't know what it's like where you live but this weekend we have enjoyed some lovely sunny days, it's still been on the cold side and a little windy  but the sun has been wonderfully refreshing and with the clocks going forward yesterday it must mean that Spring really is on the way!  And that's the theme for this fortnight over at Crafty Cardmakers 'Spring into Spring' and our wonderful Peggy is hosting this time round.

I recently was gifted lots of cardmaking and scrapbooking stash and I have used some of the new things to create my card this time.  I went for a vintage spring feel using K&Co Brianna paper which I stamped directly on to using Papertrey Ink stamps and then coloured with Chameleon pens (was really nervous about doing this but I love how it turned out) the sentiment wrap and sentiment are also from Papertrey Ink.  I finished off with some Prima flowers and die cut leaves and mounted it all onto green cs (I think it makes a nice change from the white I usually use).
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #343 ~ Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks #343 ~ Punches or dies
Brown Sugar #243 ~ ATG
Come & Get It ~ Spring time
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 24 March 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #363 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and the theme is 'Anything Goes' our host this week is our fabulous Christine and she gave the DT the twist of 'add buttons' so feel free to play along with the twist if you want to.  This weeks sponsor is


PRIZE.....3 DIGI IMAGES FROM ESTY STORE
BLOG.....http://starstampz.blogspot.co.uk/

I have used this opportunity to make another Mother's Day card. I have used papers from K&Co along with a topper and adhesive lettering by Elizabeth Brownd for K&Co.  I have teamed the papers up with some green cs.  Have done some distressing and inking to get a more vintage feel to the card. Used a Fiskars Heart border punch, a butter fly punch and finished off with a little crochet lace and some buttons
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #343 ~ Flowers
Craft Rocket #35 ~ Make it feminine
Brown Sugar #243 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #126 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 17 March 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #362 ~ Anything Goes

Hello there, I'm running late today so here I am with my post for the new Crafty Catz challenge which is 'Anything Goes' and this week Dianne has chosen the DT's twist which is use 'PINK' Don't forget you don't have to play along with the twist but we love it when you do.  This week's sponsor is 

        POLKA DOODLES


Winners Prizes: - We will donate a £8/$15USD digi voucher to your readers maximum per challenge. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash and no overages are allowed on the voucher value.

The DT were very generously given images to play along with.  I have used a pre-coloured image called Twiggy Hats Off and added some SN Sparkle to her.  I have used Kraft cs and papers from 'Stacey's Scraps Summer Lovin' kit', flowers, charms and brad from my stash, die cut leaves, liquid pearls for flower centres and a little peel off butterfly.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Come & Get It ~ Things with wings
Crafting From The Heart #150 ~ ATG
Inspiration Destination #124 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #337 ~ ATG
Cardz 4 Galz #43 Pretty In Pink
Craft Rocket #35 ~ Make it feminine
Creative Fingers #126 ~ ATG
Brown Sugar #241~ Buttons and/or brads
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 13 March 2017

Crazy Challenge #244 ~ Masculine

Oh look at me 2 posts in 1 day, now that don't happen too often! lol Anyway I'm back today to share with you my 2nd project as Guest DT with The Crazy Challenge and the theme for the following 2 weeks
'Masculine'
For my project I have been playing with the Cricut again and have made a bottle tag using Kraft cs and papers from DCWV Natural stack (all scraps of).  Sentiment is also cut on the Cricut and the wonderful image is from Kenny K thought he was perfect for a bottle tag, he is coloured with a mix of markers and a couple of dots of liquid pearls have been added to the seat.  Hope you like it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #113 ~ Polka dots and/or stripes
The Paper Shelter #284 ~ Circles/dots and/or stripes
Thanks for stopping by x

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #184 ~ For a special woman/girl or Mothers Day

Hello it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and as it is Mothering Sunday on 26 March here in the UK our challenge which is being hosted by Sally this time is 
For a special woman/girl or Mothers Day
Lots of wonderful choices there so I hope you can join us this fortnight.  All the DT ladies have been super busy and have some wonderful inspiration to share with you so be sure to pop by and see what they have been up to.

For my card I went down the Mother's Day route and have used this fabulous and fun image and sentiment from Simply B Stamps (I'm a new convert to these images and I'm lovin' them! lol) I have coloured using a mix of markers.  The papers are digi ones from a kit called Strawberry Ice Cream by Stacey's Scraps.  The flowers are stamped, heat embossed  and die cut, added some die cut leaves and finished off with some pink gems.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #336 ~ ATG
As You Like It ~ Favourite Stamp brand and why ~ I'm just lovin' Simply B Stamps at the moment, I'm a new convert and already have built up a good little collection! They are just adorable and so versatile, oh and they come with sentiments too!
Cardz 4 Galz #42 ~ Name your powder.  I have used Versamark ink to stamp my flowers and then Heat It Up pink embossing powder to emboss them before die cutting them.
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything but Birthday
Allsorts #406 ~ Ladies and Girls
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #361 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, wow is it my imagination or are the weeks just flying by?  Well as it's Friday that means a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the theme is 'Anything Goes' and this week it is the turn of our wonder Nina to set the twist for the DT and she has chosen 'use mostly GREEN' and our fabulous sponsor this week is



PRIZE.....$12 DOLLAR VOUCHER
For my card I have used this fabulous cheery frog from Kenny K, always makes me smile.  He is coloured with a mix of markers and then some added sparkle using SN Sparkle pens and some 3d gloss for his eyes, sentiment is pc generated, leaf ribbon is from my stash and the background paper is from 'Stacey's Scraps ~ Hiawaian Luau'.  A nice simple and cheerful card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #405 ~ Spring inspiration
Come ~& Get It ~ Cards for kids
Fab 'n' Funky #341 ~ Music or inspired by a song ~ Frog Chorus 
Thanks for stopping by x