Friday, 8 June 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #420 ~ Anything Goes

Wow! it's Friday again already, how does it come around so quick? Well that means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this weeks host is our fabulous Christine, the theme is as always 'Anything Goes' and Christine gave us the added twist of 'must use ribbon or twine' who doesn't love a bit of ribbon or twine?  Remember you don't have to use the twist but we do love it when you do.  we have a great sponsor too this week ..


prize

For my project this week I used a large tag (8x4) and covered it in some Kimberly Hodges paper from K&Co. The image is 'For Mom' from Simply B Stamps and I have coloured with a mix of copics, chameleons and SN pencils then inked around the edge.  I've embellished with a pearl for her earring, some prima flowers, cricut cut leaves and some ribbon.  I may add a sentiment at a later date when I have decided who the recipient is.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments ~ Strass and/or pearls # I used pearls
Crafty Gals Corner #167 ~ Summer Colours
Cardz 4 Galz #73 ~ Pretty and Pearly
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #471 ~Add Ribbon and Sparkle
Thanks for stopping by x

 

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #419 ~ Anything Goes

Well here I am somewhat late but here with this weeks challenge for Crafty Catz.  The theme is 'Anything Goes'.  This week our fabulous leader Carol is the host and the twist she gave the DT was to make black & white cards.  Be sure to check out the blog as those talented ladies of the DT have really worked their magic and there are so many different cards, you're sure to be inspired.  This weeks sponsor is the wonderful

Prize is 3 digital images 

At the moment my crafting time is very limited but I did manage a quick play with the Cricut Explore Air 2 and I treated myself to a yearly subscription of Cricut Access so there are LOTS of cuts to play with (almost too many to choose from!) Anyway I found this nice squirley Christmas tree and cut it out of black cs but before adding it directly to the card front I used the Cricut to write the sentiment.  So there you have it a very quick and simple card, hope you like it.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #371 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #166 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #367 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 25 May 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #418 ~Anything Goes

Well hello, it's been a while since I last posted but I'm here to share my latest project with this weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz.  It's the turn of our fabulous Aunty Sue this week to host and our theme is 'Anything Goes' but if you would care to play along with Aunty Sue's optional twist this week it's 'Christmas in May' and we have an awesome sponsor this week too


prize...4 images of winners choice

The DT were very kindly given some images to play along with, I have used an image called Bug R Blocks.  I have recently acquired a Cricut Explore Air 2 and had a bit of a play.  Must say I am very impressed with it's capabilities, even after a very short play.  I have used it to cut the milk carton firstly in cs and then in the patterned paper.  I then took the image which comes as a block of 4 and after importing the image into the Cricut Design Space I printed it, the Cricut then scanned it and cut the blocks individually and perfectly, I certainly couldn't have done it so well by hand! lol I think I'm going to like this new machine!  Images are coloured using Chameleons and the box is closed with some ribbon.


This was such a fun project to make and I think there will be a few more of these made for the little gifts at Christmas.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards ~ May Challenge ~ ATG
The Paper Shelter #340 ~ Digi image
Fab'n' Funky #395 ~ Christmas
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 20 April 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #413 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning it's my turn to host over at Crafty Catz this week and our theme is Anything Goes and I gave my fabulous teamies the twist of going Clean & Simple and boy oh boy have they worked their magic!  We are sponsored by the wonderful A Day For Dasies.

The DT were very kindly given some images to play along with and I have used 'Daisy Window' and decided to print the image directly onto some Kraft cs and colour it with my SN pencils and I found a lovely little sentiment stamp from PTI and used my Stamp-a-majig to get the position just right.  Love how this turned out.
I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
Allsorts #463 ~ Spring flowers or showers
Crafting From The Heart #202 ~ ATG
Crazy Challenge #272 ~ Spring
Little Red Wagon #442 ~ Cards Of Unusual Size ~ my rectangle is 101mm x 138mm
Crafty Creations #364 ~ ATG
Creative Inspirations ~ April Challenge ~ Springtime

Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 13 April 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #412 - Anything Goes

Morning all, well as long as blogger is playing my card for this weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz is on time this week! lol. But before I tell you all about the challenge I would like to tell you that we are looking for a Guest Designer for MAY 2018 so if you are interested please add GDT after your name when you enter your card into this week´s challenge.

Anyway our host this week is our fabulous Helen and the theme is 'Anything Goes' and Helen gave the DT the added twist of using our favourite colour combo, nice and easy if you can pick just one combo! lol  We have an awesome sponsor this week to



prize info 3 digital images.

For my card I have used the adorable 'Camariere!' and just one of my favourite combos which is brown & blue, papers are all from the Cosmopolitan range from Making Memories.  The image is coloured with a mix of Chameleons and Copics with a hint of white gel pen. Various die cuts, Prima Got Flowers and gems and I finished off with a PTI stamped sentiment.  Now I'm hopeless when it comes to lining stamps up properly and I was given a Stamp-a-majig a while back and it has sat on my desk as I didn't have a clue how to use it, so I went looking on good ole YouTube and found lots of demos and it's now one of my favourite tools, it's so clever and I'm wondering why I just sat looking at it baffled for so long! lol It certainly helped me with the placement of this sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #148 ~ ATG (optional twist Real Stamp - sentiment is a real stamp)
The Paper Shelter #334 ~ Flowers
Crafty Creations #364 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 30 March 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #410 Anything Goes

Guess what? Yep I'm running late again! so without further ado lets get down to business.  It's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and our wonderful Christine is the host and it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist of  'use your old stash' now who hasn't got old stash lying around? I know I have!  This weeks sponsor is the fabulous

prize......3 images 

The DT were very kindly given some lovely images to play along with and I have chosen 'Lil Hero' who I have coloured with a mix of Copics and Chameleons. I then teamed him up with this fab paper from BG Oh Baby Boy collection (it's so old it's been discontinued!) I added some green staples, green & white bakers twine, a die cut rocket with a stamped sentiment from PTI (also now discontinued)

Ok that's it from me apart from wishing you all a very Happy Easter x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #162 ~ ATG
The Paper Shelter #332 ~ Use a digital image
Crafty Creations #363 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #409 ~ Anything Goes

Ooops I am very late with my post for the new challenge over at Crafty Catz which started yesterday.  This week the theme is 'Anything Goes' and our host is our very own wonderful Aunty Sue and she gave the DT the added twist of Easter which we'd love for you to join with but remember you don't have to.  We have a fabulous sponsor this week too ... 


PRIZE 1 IMAGE OF CHOICE

The DT were very kindly given some images to play along and I chose the adorable 'Party Chooks' and I made an Easter gift card in the shape of a bag, which cut on the Cricut.  The chooks are coloured with SN pencils on watercolour paper.  The tag is a sizzix die cut and the sentiment and stamped image inside are from PTI.

Aren't those chooks adorable?
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
The Paper Shelter #331 ~ Easter
Inspiration Destination #146 ~ ATG and optional Spring/pastel colours
Crafty Gals Corner #161 ~ Make It Green
Crafty Creations #362 ~ ATG
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges #460 ~ Spring/Easter
Creative Fingers #144 ~ ATG
Cut It Up #144 ~ Easter
Brown Sugar #276 ~ Spring or Easter
Sweet Stampin' ~ Easter
A Gem of a Challenge #215 ~ Easter Time
Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Summer Breeze Elena

Hello, just thought I'd pop on and post this easel Mother's Day card now as it has been received.  The image I have used is 'Summer Breeze Elena' by Simply B Stamps and she was the February freebie when you purchased $8 worth of images so unfortunately she is no longer available but I certainly was not going to miss out on her! I have coloured her using copics, papers from my stash, Prima Got Flowers, pearls and the sentiment is actually from another Simply B Stamps image called 'Bianca Hipster'  I kept the colours all neutral and I'm glad I did as I love how this turned out and so does my mum!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Creative Inspirations ~ March Challenge ~ Any Occasion
Fab 'n' Funky #384 ~ Mother's Day
Inspiration Destination #145 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #160 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #361 ~ ATG
Sweet Stampin' ~ Inspired by a song ~ 'She' Elvis Costello
A Gem of a Challenge #214 ~ Mother's Day
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 9 March 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #407 ~ Anything Goes

Well it's Friday (Only just!) and Crafty Catz has another fabulous challenge for you for the week ahead.  The theme is Anything Goes and our wonderful Nina is hosting this week and her additional twist was 'Layer It Up!' We also have a great sponsor this week, it's,

DIGI DOODLE studios 

prize is $15 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodles Digi Stamps.

The DT were all very generously given a super cute image to play along with.  For my card I chose Bella Butterfly.  She is coloured with Copics and Chameleons.  Paper is from MME which I have teamed up with some green cs in 2 shades.  Some embossing, diecutting, punched butterflies, sentiment stamp and some organza ribbon complete my card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a challenge #214 ~ Mothers Day
Crafting From The Heart #197 ~ ATG
Creative Inspirations ~ March ~ Any Occasion
Fab 'n' Funky #384 ~ Mother's Day
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #131

Inspiration Destination #145 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #160 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #361 ~ ATG
Crafty Girls Creations #45 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 2 March 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #406 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, well the snow of Storm Emma hit us here in Dorset yesterday, I had been keeping my fingers crossed that it wouldn't land but no such luck! At least I had managed to get home from work before it started and doesn't look like I'm going anywhere anytime today, oh well some extra crafting time, maybe this snow isn't so bad after all!  

Anyway it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous teamie Nick is our host and our theme is 'Anything Goes' and Nick has given us the additional twist of 'Baby Card'.  Don't forget you don't need to use the twist but we love it when you do.  Our sponsor this week is 


PRIZE.....$12 DOLLAR VOUCHER

For my card I have used an image from Emerald Faeries called Kayla & Twinkie, I had forgotten I had these images!  I didn't want to go with the traditional blue or pink so went with green & yellow, the paper is from my stash but I don't what make, I teamed it up with some green cs.  The image is coloured with Copics, Chameleons and SN Sparkles for the wings then I inked around the edge with SU! hello honey which I also used on the sentiment die cut.  The sentiment is a PTI stamp. The border die cut is from Crafty Sentiments and then I finished off with some die cut branches and prima Got Flowers and some enamel dots.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #456 ~ I spy something beginning with B ~ Baby
A Gem of a challenge #213 ~ Spring flowers (use flowers)
Crafty Gals Corner #160 ~ ATG
The Paper Shelter #328 ~ Add some metal ~enamel dots
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 23 February 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #405 - Anything Goes

Running somewhat late but better late than never as the saying goes! So it's Friday and that means a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our host is our fabulous Janette, the theme is 'Anything Goes' and Janette has given us the additional twist of 'Birthday' so a nice super easy one this week.  We have a great sponsor too this week



PRIZE....3 digi image

We were very generously given some images by our sponsor to play along with.  I have used the image called 'Sunflower Girl' I have coloured her with Copics and Chameleons and added a touch of SN Sparkle to the flower then inked the edges so soften the white cs.  Papers are First Edition Blank Canvas.  Added some corner die cuts, a recent purchase, the stamped sentiment, some crochet lace and a vintage button all from PTI finish the card off.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #360 ~ ATG
4 Crafty Chicks #391 ~ colour challenge or ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 16 February 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #404 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, well what a wild week it has been weather wise, very wet, very windy and bloomin' cold! Well here we are it's Friday so it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz, but before I tell you all about the challenge I would like to tell you that we are looking for a Guest Designer for MARCH 2018 so if you are interested please add GDT after your name when you enter your card into this week´s challenge. Right so what is this weeks challenge I hear you ask, well the theme is 'Anything Goes'and our host this week is the uber talented Jackie and she gave the DT the added twist of 'use pretty ribbon' and our sponsor is


prize

So for my card this week I have used this fabulous image from Simply B Stamps, she is called 'Rockin' Birthday' and I knew I had just the right ribbon to match the ribbon in her hair.  It actually has white spots but the picture isn't showing them that well!  I coloured the image with a mix of copics and chameleons. The sentiment comes with the image which I printed on red cs then die cut with a new die I picked up at The Works.  Finished off with some white pearls.  Kept it very clean and simple. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Clean and Simple
Crafty Gals Corner #159 ~ Add a Heart
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 9 February 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge # 403~ Anything Goes

Good morning, well it's my turn to host our challenge over at Crafty Catz and the theme is Anything Goes but I added the twist of  'Love is in the air' well with Valentines day just around the corner it would be rude not, wouldn't it? Remember you don't have to add the twist but we do love it when you do! We have a fabulous sponsor this week

PRIZE...3 IMAGES FROM SHOP

The DT were very generously given some wonderful images to play along with and my teamies all made some stunning works so please do pop over and check them out.  I have used 'Rory Loves Graffiti'. The image is coloured with a mix of copics and chameleons, papers are from Raspberry Road Designs, teamed up with red cs.  Went with a little punched border (Fiskars I think) some die cut arrows, Prima Got Flowers and enamel dots, finished off with a pc generated sentiment.  Hope you will come and play along.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything but a birthday card
A Gem of a Challenge #212 ~ Have a heart
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #193 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #325 ~ For the one you love
Creative Inpsirations ~ February ~ Love is in the air
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 2 February 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge #402 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, well it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and our theme is 'Anything Goes' and our host this week is our wonderful Helen and she has given the DT the twist of 'One for the Girls', remember you don't have to play along with the twist but we'd love it if you did.  We have a fabulous sponsor this week too,


PRIZE.....3 DIGI IMAGES FROM ESTY STORE

The DT were very generously given some wonderfully cute images to play along with.  I have used Rose and made a large tag which will work as a wall hanging.  I have coloured the image with copics and chameleons, the papers are from a glitter pad I picked up at The Range, some die cuts, a stamped sentiment, a vellum doily, a brad and I inked around the edge of the image and the edge of the sentiment and added a little lace.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #354 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #158 ~ ATG
Crafty Creations #359 ~ ATG
Cardz 4 Galz #64 ~ Think pink

Thursday, 1 February 2018

A Little Love

Hi, I'm just coming to the end of a wonderful week off work, back to it with a vengeance doing 15 hours Saturday and Sunday with a sleep in in the middle!  Anyway this week off work enabled me to take part early in the progressive challenge (I'm normally completing these challenges very last minute! lol) over at SBS Friends, a great little hang out on Facebook for fans of Simply B Stamps.  Anyway this month we had a choice of images (eyes open or eyes shut) we had to use the colours red, pink and white (we could use more but had to use those 3) and we had to use one of the sentiments that came with the image.  So this months image is Valentine Vickie and I chose to use the eyes shut version.

I have coloured her with copics and chameleons and then added touches of SN Sparkle, the paper is Teresa Collins Love Lines from Junkitz.  Added the pink cs ribbon border threaded with black and silver edged ribbon and then 3 hearts 2 of which have been embossed and then all 3 have been edged in white ink, they are stacked together using foam pads for more dimension.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Valentine/love
Crazy Challenge #267 ~ Love
Craft Rocket #45 ~ Love
Thanks for stopping by x