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Monday, December 30, 2013

Bird on a wire!

I am challenging myself to use some of the different stamp pads that I have. This one is Kaleidacolor Riviera, and I applied it over the delightful image that I won from Beccy. I had to mask the bird and colour it with Promarkers. I have added some Dimensional magic to his beak and used black Glossy Accent for his eye. I then layered it onto a white card base.
Challenges
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Artistic Stamper - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Pan Pastels - anything goes

Saturday, December 28, 2013

'wish'

An experiment for me today - I am using my favourite mauve/purple colours, but have added rose into the mix for the flowers.
This is a lovely digi that I won at the Fitztown blog, and I have coloured her with promarkers and copics. The doily was sprayed with Dylusions, and also some glimmer spray. I have added diecut flourishes, a layered flower, some tiny punched butterflys, glittered the wings, and stamped the sentiment 'wish' I also added some dimensional magic to the ladybug to highlight it.
I am entering the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers - include a sentiment
Ink on my fingers - use 'wish'
Crafts to challenge you - winged creatures
Graph-it - Anything goes with a happy new colour (rose)

Scootin' By

Here we are - rushing over to the playground on our scooter!

I have layered a snippet of pale blue across the bottom, and added some washi tape. The image is from LOTV, which I trimmed and inked the edges. I am entering this at
Pixies Crafty Workshop

Friday, December 20, 2013

snippets!

I was trimming some edges from a piece for another card, when I realized that they were a perfect match for this one. The original had several embossing folders used, and sponged with DI, and a little gold metallic rub on. The topper was also sponged with DI, and the sentiment and flower were from a selection of  goodies that I won earlier in the year, all layered onto a black card
I would like to enter this in
Pixie's Crafty Workshop challenge, as I used some snippets that didn't even make it into the scrap box!

I wish all my followers a very happy Festive Season and all good wishes for 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Believe

I am very disappointed at the way this card has scanned - the Winter Illusion EP is much more shimmery IRL.
 I have used 2 stamps from a TH set that I won last year. The background is sprayed with turquoise Dylusions.
Challenges -
Southern Girls - Christmas wishes
Polkadoodle - Anything Goes
Craft All Day - winter
Totally Gorguss - Christmas

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanks

A lovely Autumn thank you card today for the challenge at Cuttlebugmania.

I started with yellow card and spritzed it with lemon and orange dylusions. I then attached the little flowers and ran through my cb with the swiss dots folder. I then added the butterflies, some pretty leaves, and the thanks die cut.

Challenges -
Cuttlebug mania - autumn colours, thank you
My Craft Creations - anything goes
Through the craftroom door - anything goes.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mr Snowman

A very simple card from me today, I am not sure who the DP is by, as it is from my scrap box.
I stamped the Penny Black image onto some slightly textured paper. and coloured with my promarkers. The sentiment is from the same PB set. I have added 3 holographic snowflakes to finish off.
Challenges -
Pixies  - using snippets
Suzy Bee - anything goes
Totally Gorguss - snow
My Creative Moments - snowman
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - In the holiday spirit

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sailing!

I now have the Rod Stewart song running through my head!!
This is the second card with the LOTV toppers.
I had a little piece of blue spotty paper left over from Christmas cards sitting on my desk, so I sliced it up and popped it on angle. I added a little ship's wheel charm tied with blue cord, and the sentiment is washi tape
I will pop this into Pixie's Playground, and also
Cute Card  Thursday for anything goes

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ride em cowboy!

I was lucky enough recently to win a voucher from LOTV and I chose a pad of boy images.
This is the first one I have used - I was going to layer it on the striped paper from my snippet box, but it wasn't quite big enough, so a gave them a bit of a twist instead. I added a little hemp bow and a happy birthday ticket.
I am entering this into
Pixies weekly challenge to use snippets

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thank you!

Today's card has been cut out with my CB, the base card with scalloped circles (nesties), and the green with circles (nesties)I stamped the thank you circle on a snippet of the green and layered it onto a black circle. The green is stamped with circles from the same set (Stampin Up) I can't remember what it is called, sorry
I would like to enter at
Southern Girls - circles
Here Come the Boys - sentiment as main focus
Pixies - using  snippets

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Autumn colours


The challenge this week at
Charmed Cards and Crafts is for Autumn colours. I think my mail art that I made for a swap at
Cardmaking Paradise fills the bill! I have coloured the front and back with various shades of distress inks, and also splattered with water. I have used some Crafty Individuals stamps on the background, a bit of stencilling and the main images are Jofy. I would also like to enter at Sweet Stamps for Anything Goes

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holly

Another card for the 'C' box!
I have used a lovely holly stamp from Penny Black, and stamped onto pearlescent card. The message is stamped on a strip of white, and then layered onto a snippet of red. Finally I added micro beads over the message, using ds tape. It is very sparkly IRL, but doesn't show up in the scan.
I would like to enter the following challenges.
Sweet Stamps - micro beads
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Inky Impressions - red and green
Penny Black Saturday - sparkly
Pixies - snippets

Have a great week

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!

This is my second entry for the Paper Artsy challenge this week.
I had to compromise on a stamp to use as I do not have the star one that Joanne used in her example. I have paper pieced the baubles and added some colour to brighten them a little. For the background, I did a squirt of Dylusions (squeezed orange) then stamped with the little circles from my Jofy set, and also a splatter of orange ink.
I would like to enter this one in

Paper Artsy
Pixies Crafty Workshop - snippets
Craft Stamper - Splatters

Have a great week - we are off in the motorhome for a couple of days!

Christmas lights

Joanne Wardle is again the inspiration at Paper Artsy. I just love her CAS approach to cardmaking.
Here is my attempt for the Christmas lights example - mine are actually baubles, but I still get the same effect.

Paper Artsy challenge  entry #1

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

one stamp - 3 cards

Darcy at Art and Sole has challenged us to make a number of cards using one main stamp. This is my first one, I first stamped the border on the base card, the stamped again on a red card and gold embossed. The top layer was stamped and embossed with Detail white EP. I then lightly coloured the white edge with the same blue ink pad, the red edge was rubbed with gold metallic rub-on, and the navy layer left plain.
The next card:-  stamped onto green vellum with winter illusions EP, and cut a square of light green with fancy scissors and corner punched so that the vellum could be inserted. I added some snowflakes punched in holographic silver, and then all layered to the white card
The third card was coloured with Victorian Velvet distress inks, and the edges rubbed with gold metallic rub-on. I tore a piece of kraft card that was left over from another project, and stamped with the Victorian velvet DE, and embossed with Dye Boss EP. Finished off with a narrow ribbon, and a punched holly leaf and 3 red beads.

Monday, November 4, 2013

More for the 'c'box

I did not realize how difficult gold stars are to scan! - believe me - these are gold!
This card started out being cut on my Cameo, but it did not cut right through the card, so to rescue it I decided to glue the stars on, and added green Smooch and red kindyglitz to the dots. The tub eas cut from a very small snippet of kraft card, and the sentiment was layered on a snippet of red.
I would like to enter at
Crafty Hazelnut - bling it up
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas extra
Pixies Playground - snippets
Allsorts - Christmas Cheer

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Elizabeth Bennett

This beautiful image is a stamp by Indigo Blu. I have stamped onto a pearlescent card, and coloured lightly with my promarkers. The edges are sponged with DI antique linen. The image is so beautiful, it does not need any embellishments.
Challenges -
Vintage Stamping - feminine beauty
Addicted to Stamping - CAS
I Love Promarkers - anything goes

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

another one for the 'c' box

The challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts this week is to use music. I have used my CI stamp to pop some portions of music on to the background along with my TH snowflakes stamp. I cut a wee scallop circle and layered on the cute little snowmen topper, then added the sentiment and sponged the edge with red.
I will also pop this into
Pixie's Playground as I used a snippet to make the circle.
And add it to Crafty hazelnuts Christmas Extra for October

Friday, October 18, 2013

Black and white

A very simple card from me today. I have stamped the message and embossed with white detail EP
I used my cuttlebug to die cut the corner flourish - (madera corner from Memory Box), and also the two flower shapes. The white one was left over from a previous card, and I used another scrap to die cut the patterned piece. I finished off the centre with a white candi
I would like to enter the challenge at Cuttlebug Mania, for black and white,  and also at Pixie's Playground, because I raided my snippets box!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Paper Artsy #2

Another card following the very talented Joanne Wardle on the Paper Artsy blog.
I have had to substitute as I did not have some of the correct ingredients, but the finished card has a very similar effect.
I used texture gel, acrylic paint, dylusion spray, metallic rub, and Hero Arts 'old french writing' stamp
 I am entering the following challenges
Paper Artsy
Crafting By Design  - anything goes
Crafting with dragonflies - autumn
Creative Belli  - leaves

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Paper Artsy Challenge

I am following the challenge this week at
Paper Artsy.
The guest is Joanne Wardle, and I find her ideas very inspiring. I have tried to follow the instructions for the first day, but do not have any leaf dies - so used this flower instead. I am quite pleased with the result, it looks better IRL!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A lazy week

There has not been much happening in my craft room this week, as we have had a visitor.
This card idea was taken from a cardmaking magazine, and I have used snippets down the left side and edged with a dotty piece. The compass was from the kit which came with the mag.
I have just got time to slip this one into
Pixie's  playground - (the compass may come in handy!!)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lovely lace

Today's card features a gorgeous stamp from Indigo Blu called Elizabeth Bennet, which I bought when I was in the UK earlier this year. I have stamped it twice and coloured and cut out the flowers from the second image, then layered them on top . I added a little sparkle to the centres, and added a piece of old lace to the lower edge.
I would like to enter this in the challenge at
Crafts and Me - lovely lace

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy Birthday

This card (CASed from Beccy, Scrappin and Stampin in GJ)  has been stamped with bundled sage DI and a stamp from my JoFy set. I overlapped and bent them a bit. Next I stamped the sentiment on a snippet of green card, and cut a snippet from a piece that had been sprayed with Dylusions to match the red flowers. Added some liquid pearls in the centres.
Challenges -
Stamp and Create - birthdays
Pixie's Playground - snippets (3rd entry this fortnight)

Buttons!

I have been following the posts at PaperArtsy and have been inspired by Liz Borer and her amazing projects. I have followed her suggestions and made some shrink plastic buttons. The first 2 sets are made with JoFy stamps, and the third one is actually a button stamp. I have coloured them with pencils, Promarkers, and Copics. I found a button card on pinterest, printed it 3 times, coloured with chalks, and edged with a gold Fiskars pen.
Challenges -
PaperArtsy - inspired by Liz Borer
Fab n Funky - buttons
Simon Says - anything goes

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monochrome

Today's card features a lovely stamp from TH, stamped with walnut stain DI onto a piece of kraft card. I have layered it with a deeper brown, and also the 2 embossed oblongs in the corners. The other 2 pieces were some snippets left over from another project. Finished off with some black 'gems'
I would like to enter in
Southern Girls - monochrome
Divas by design - monochrome
and Pixie's Playground, cos I used snippets

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paper Artsy #2

This is my second entry for the challenge at
 Paper Artsy.
I love the splash of colour with the paint swipe!

Paper Artsy

This week at Paper Artsy we have been inspired by Joanne Wardle. I was very impressed with her CAS style, and actually made 2 cards for the challenge - this is the first - the second one is in the next post.
I am also entering in
The Rubber Buggy - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Designed to colour - anything goes

Best Wishes

Today's card for the challenge at Pixie's Playground has a layer of pretty paper stuck onto a white card. I stamped the sentiment and embossed with white detail EP (love this stuff!) I have added a flower which is cut from snippets from my box, and look at those lovely stamens - a lovely punch that I won from Pixie!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Birthday

This is a very quick card that I made for a wee boy who loves engines, so I hope he likes it!
I layered the spotty paper onto white card, stamped the message and added embellies.
I would like to enter into the challenge at
Totally Paper Craft for birthday boys.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thinking of You

The current challenge at CuttlebugMania is for nature.
I have embossed the green background in my 'bug, and also diecut 2 spellbinders butterflies, from a snippet of off white card, which I then sprayed with Glimmermist and attached with the second layer raised.  It has a lovely sheen. I trimmed a snippet of black for the sentiment
I would also like to enter the challenge at Simon Says for embossing, and Pixie's Playground because I used 2 lots of snippets!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Inspired by....

.......Alison Bomber at
Paper Artsy!
I have tried to follow the style and colours of some of the examples.
The background was sprayed with Dylusions and the gaps sponged with antique linen DI. I then stamped with my Jofy stamps and went over them randomly with a fine black sharpie. I also sponged on some gold paint through a stencil.
I would like to enter this at Paper Artsy, and also Vintage Stamping for anything from the garden.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pink and Pretty

This sweet wee girl is Maggie from Cuddlebug Cuties, and I have coloured her with my limited supply of Promarkers.
R346, R327, Y417, O727, V546
The background is pink vellum embossed with my swiss dots folder, and I have added some small pearls to both pieces. I stamped the message in pink, and also sponged the edges with the same pink.

I would like to enter in
Passion for Promarkers - pink and pearly
Totally Gorguss - anything goes

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Butterflies

Today's card has been made by stamping with Emboss it 'clear' and then using clear embossing powder on white card. I then used distress inks to make the background, worn lipstick, antique linen, broken china and victorian velvet, and then splattered with a little water. This is for the butterfly challenge at Sweet Stamps and anything goes at The Paper Parade

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Winner....

.....and I was too. I recently won two sets of Marianne Collectables from The Southern Girls Challenge.
I made this card using the cup die and the ball die and also the sentiment.
The cup is actually gold card, but it does not scan well. I cut them from bits from the snippet box and so too is the piece the cup is layered on. I will slip this into Pixie's Challenge - a soccer ball may come in handy!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

another cute Christmas

Another one for the Christmas box!
This image is from CD Gingerbread Twist by Studio 12.
I have coloured it with a mix of copics and promarkers, cut it out with a nestie and sponged the edges. The background is stamped and the red and white stripe is washi tape.
I am entering at -
Graph It for red and green
Southern Girls for Warm Fuzzies
Hiding in my Craftroom for anything goes
Craftroom for trees

Thursday, August 29, 2013

All in Blue!

Playing in the playground again this week, and this is a great way to use up some of those snippets! It does not need much explanation - it is just cutting, tearing, layering, and a bit of doodling. Plus some rub-on lettering' I would like to enter this one in
Pixie's Crafty Workshop
Sweet Stamps - birthday

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cute Christmas

Another one for the Christmas box, using a cute image from a Penny Black set. I have coloured with copics and promarkers, and mounted the die-cut onto a dp with Christmas trees on.
I would like to enter this at
Craftyhazelnuts for cute
The Crazy Challenge for animals
Stamping for Pleasure for Rudolph Day (I hope that means Christmas!)
and also
 Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Extra

Have a great week

Monday, August 26, 2013

CAS Fridays

I had a quick play this afternoon and ended up with this card. I swiped an aqua ink pad down the card a couple of times to make the background. Then stamped the flowers and the message with Shades dye ink in Orange, and coloured the stems with a green copic.
This is for the challenge at
CAS-ual Fridays

Sunday, August 25, 2013

masculine

This week's challenge at
 Cuttlebug Mania is for manly - a good choice as I always need more men's cards. The car stamp is a very old one by Santa Rosa, and I have embossed with detail blackIt is layered onto the embossed background (run through the cuttlebug) and the spotty tape is washi tape.

I would also like to enter at
Hiding in my Craftroom for masculane birthday

Friday, August 23, 2013

Celebrations

Another card for Pixie's Playground, only small snippets used this week to make the 3 silver balloons! I have used my new stamp from Stampin' Up - Make a wish set, and stamped onto a piece of bright yellow card. I tied a silver ribbon around, and drew the strings with a silver Sakura pen. The balloons are punched and raised with mounting tape. Then layered it onto plain white card. Challenges:-
Pixies Playground - snippets
Craftroom Challenge - Something new (new stamp)

Have a great weekend

Tea Time!

For this card, I have used a number of Crafty Individuals stamps. I first coloured the background with distress inks, and also added the dots with bubble wrap stamping/ I coloured the bird and the cup decorations by hand with di's also. Finished off with layering onto a card which I had distressed the edges and added some vintage lace and some little embroidered flowers which I coloured to match.



Challenges:-
Crafty Individuals
Stamping Sensations - Wings & things & a touch of vintage
Vintage Stamping - Wings and things

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Embossing

This cute stamp from Suzy's Zoo set called Slippery Slope has been stamped twice and the images from the second one cut out and  layered onto the first. The background is a cuttlebug embossing folder which I have trimmed, and highlighted with a gold Sakura pen. I have used copics and Promarkers to colour, and trimmed the card with a punched flower.

I would like to enter at
Joanna Sheen  for embossing
Sweet Stamps for Anything Goes
Challenges4Everyone for Anything goes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sunshine colours!

This gorguss stamp is one that arrived today as part of my prize at Pixie's Playground. I couldn't wait to try it out, and this is the result.
I have embossed the background orange piece through my cuttlebug, and lightly touched the edges with a black ink pad. The image is stamped with Brilliance Graphite black end embossed with black detail EP. I have coloured her in using a mixture of copics and promarkers. The 3 flowers have atamens added (another part of Pixie's prize) and some glitter added to the edges.
 Challenges:-
Graph It - yellow and orange
Cuttlebugmania - anything goes

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Imagine!

Here is my attempt this week adapting the instructions from the Paper Artsy blog.
I made a rough background using texture paste, and sprinkled a little red EP in places and melted it.
I cut the heart from red card and stamped some circles on it from my JOFY set. I then melted some beeswax onto it - what fun - I have never done this before!! I stamped the word (from one of TH stamp sets) onto Crunchy Waxed Kraft paper, and embossed with white detail EP. I added the wee bird just for fun, and the piece of black chain, and attached it to black card. I am entering this at Paper Artsy

Scrap card

I was so pleased with the effect of this design on a previous card, that I decided to make it again using pieces from my scrap box. I could probably make a hundred of these and still have a box full of snippets!!
I would like to enter the challenge at
Hiding in my craft room - use scraps
and also at
Pixies Playground

Christmas again

I should have scanned this card against something dark so that you can see it is a square card.
I was inspired by the challenge at Craftyhazelnuts Xmas, and chose to use red, white green, reindeer, and holly.
The reindeer is embossed with white detail EP, and I am please with how it turned out.
Thanks for looking