Friday 26 June 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #285 ~ It's All White

Good morning, well it's Friday and that means a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Naomi has chosen the theme of  'it's all white' which means that other than the image EVERYTHING else has to be white and we are  sponsored by
Prize 3 digi images

So I have used a pretty floral image from our sponsor and only added a touch of colour using pencils and glitter.  The background has been embossed with a diamond lattice design and then I have added a floral border at the bottom which is an X-cut die, the sentiment is stamped on to a label die cut from Crafty Sentiments, the flower is cut on the cricut and the leaves are a punch.  In hindsight I think the glitter may be a little thick and if I did this type of card again I would probably just use a glitter pen!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Bingo Board ~ emboss, die cut, orange
Allsorts #316 ~ Use a stamp ~ My sentiment is a stamps
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday 24 June 2015

No card but

I thought I'd share where I've been this evening.  After 2 long days and an early at work which have been 3 busy days Adrian thought I could do with some relaxing time so we went to West Bay gabbed some burger and chips and then went out to West Bexington (a little further along the coast) and enjoyed our tea and then while Adrian tried to catch tea for tomorrow night I sat and enjoyed the warmth of the evening sun and read some of my book.  We stayed down till just after 9 then picked Ria up from her boyfriends on the way home.  I feel nicely relaxed and looking forward to my day off tomorrow.

This is how it all looked on our arrival at about 8pm

A good read, almost finished will probably do so tonight in bed! lol

The sky an hour later 

We really are lucky to live where we do!  Just a shame we aren't having fresh fish for tea tomorrow!

Sunday 21 June 2015

Ode To Nature

Well the weekend is coming to an end and its been a nice relaxed one, don't really want to go back to work tomorrow especially as it's a long day but needs must!  Anyway I thought I'd share a card I've made which uses a beautiful TEW image which is another that I won the other day this one is called 'Lucy Loo Plant a Tree'.  I have used copics and spectrum pencils to colour the image and then a little bit of sakura stardust which doesn't really show in the picture.  The patterned paper is also glittered and is from First Edition New Leaf pad and I teamed it up with some cs, a little ribbon, 2 leaf charms from an old bracelet and a peeloff sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ Ooh So Pretty
The Paper Shelter #208 ~ Make it digital
Fab 'n' Funky #264 ~ Gorgeous Girls
The East Wind #33 ~ Ode to Nature
Creative Fingers #84 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #111 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes

Friday 19 June 2015

Great Job Dad!

Just recently my cards for my Dad tend to be on the humorous side and usually at his expense! So I thought this year I'd make his Father's Day card a bit more cute!  I have used TGF stamp and he is called 'Tank'.  Kept the design flat for easae of posting and went with a clean black and white scheme with a pop of green.  Tank is coloured with copics, the diamond panels are cut on the Cricut, sentiment is also a TGF stamp, the brad, gems and ribbon are from my stash.  I went with 'Great Job' sentiment as he really does do a great job as my dad and Ria's Granddad, we loves ya really Dad! 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Black and white with a pop of 1 other colour
Crafty Cardmakers #141 ~ For a man or a boy
Crafty Boots ~ For Fathers Day/special man in your life
Die Cuttin' Divas #220 ~ Masculine theme
Creative Inspirations #318 ~ Male creations
Crafting For All Seasons #104 ~ Its a boy thing
4 Crafty Chicks #251 ~ Fathers Day
Crafts 4 Eternity #231 ~ Dads

Crafty Catz Challenge #284 ~ Different Colour Hair

Good morning and what a beautiful morning it is here in sunny Dorset and what's even better is that this is the start of my 3 day weekend - YAY! Now as it's Friday that means new challenge time over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Nina has picked a fabulous fun theme as she wants to see 'Different Colour Hair' so go wild! It actually took me quite a while to venture away from 'normal hair colours' but when I finally did it was great fun! This week I went a bit further again and had a real blast! Anyway our wonderful sponsor for this week is 
The prize will be a 10$ Gift voucher.

So On to my card, I was very lucky to have won a recent challenge over at The East Wind and chose as 1 of my images one of Unky's newer range based on Drag Queens 'Betty Cockus'.  This one is called 'Put on a makeup' and I just loved doing the hair, took me a while but loved it.  I ended up keeping the rest of the card very simple as I really wanted the image to be the focal point and all I added was a simple black mat for the image and the sentiment was cut on the Cricut in 2 layers of gold mirricard which was then put on using foam pads for a little extra dimension and I finished of with a few gems.  'Betty' is coloured with copics and spetrum noir pencils.  Please do check out the rest of the 'Catz' and their awesome creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 Crafting From The Heart #64 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #21 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #208 ~ Make it digital
Sister Act Card Challenge #111 ~ Anything Goes

Friday 12 June 2015

A Wall Hanging

Good evening, well I have been looking forward to playing with this months freebie image from The East Wind and I didn't want to make a card and Crafty Catz teamie gave me an idea with her wonderful card a few weeks ago, which you can see here.  I had great fun making this and it's a bit different for me.  Also got very messy with inks and embossing powders.  I used 3 powders, copper, black and antique gold as I was trying to get an old overpainted, rusty type feel to the embossing.  The birds were cut on the Cricut then dry embossed with swiss dots folder and then inked with black ink.  Sentiment stamps and cog stamps are from SteamPunk Dreams from Creative Expressions, the key, eyelets, build a brad and ribbon are all from my stash.  I am very pleased with the outcome and on showing Ria, she has laid claim to it! lol  I hope you like it too.  The overall size is 12 x 12.

A close up of the image

One of the sentiments showing the embossing

And the second sentiment

I would like to enter this wall hanging into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #262 ~ A touch of vintage
Not Just Cards #21 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #63 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #207 ~ Anything but a card
Crafty Creations #291 ~ Embossing 
The East Wind #32 ~ Dots & Stripes
Creative Fingers #83 ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Challenge #283 ~ Clean & Simple

Wow!  Another week almost over, where is time going?  Anyway that means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it's my turn to choose the theme and I went for Clean & Simple and we have an awesome sponsor for you too
prize for the winner is $15 USD in digis 

The DT were very kindly given some fabulous images to play along with, I chose Daisy Elf, coloured her with copics, added glamour dust to her wings and liquid pearls to her little flowers with a few additional liquid pearl drops on the background.  The 'wish' was cut on the Cricut then everything was matted on green cs then onto a white card blank.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Something old, something new ~ old = cricut cartridge and glamour dust, new = image and green cs
Not Just Cards #21 ~ Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart #63 ~ Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #263 ~ Fantasy & Fables

Friday 5 June 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #282 ~ Stitching real or faux

Good morning well over at Crafty Catz our fabulous Christine has chosen the theme for the week and it's 'Stitching ~ real or faux' nice easy one then and we have an awesome sponsor too

For my card I have used a fabulous Gus image, gotta love Gus!  This one is called At My Age and the sentiment comes with the image.  I have used copics and spectrums to colour the image, background papers are Raspberry Road Designs and soem black cs.  The little bucket and spade have been cut on the cricut and i added faux stitches round the image, a few gems and some ribbon.  Kept it flat as it's gone in the post to my dad.  Dad's dress sense has never been the best to the extent we refused to take him out with us unless he got changed!  He has improved I hasten to add! lol  The camouflage shirt is in recognition of his time in the Army, hope it's not too subtle for him!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Happy Father's Day or a Special Man
Crafty Cardmakers #140 ~ Stitching real or faux
Crafting from the Heart #62 ~ Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge #198 ~ Lace or Ribbon
Not Just Cards #20 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes + option of summer/summery
Fab 'n' Funky #262 ~ Check it out
The Paper Shelter #206 ~ Make it Colourful