Friday, 10 July 2020

Happy birthday boy

Over at The Colour Crazy Challenge this time,
we are being sponsored by the popular: Paper Shelter.
This cute little image is called "Casual boy".

I coloured him with my promarkers and alcohol pens
and ran an embossing folder through my bigshot, to make the background. 
The frame was diecut too, and the stars and sentiment! I like how this card came together. 

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

Friday, 3 July 2020

Ice cream Trio

Pattie, over at Patties Creations, is challenging us this month, with
"Anything goes!"
You can use any hand-coloured image for this challenge. 
She has a whole range of fabulous images in her digi store
and I used "ice cream trio" for this card.

My Father-in-law LOVES ice-cream. 
This is a card for him, for Fathers day. 
Neopolitan in particular...that's why I used the
3 colour here, for the flavours: vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. 
The Image comes as plain double-scoop ie creams: I added the toppings of 
strawberry sauce, hundreds and thousands, and a cherry - myself!
The top scoop of each ice cream has been mounted on 3d foam for a bit of height. 
The red / white gingham (I thought) looked like a little napkin behind the cones. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 12 June 2020

Retro geek

Dr Digi are our sponsors this time, over at the
I got a fabulous set of sentiment images... Comic sentiments. 

The set has 6 uncoloured images as well as a bunch of coloured images! 
I chose to use 2 (uncoloured) images to make 2 cards.
For this first card, I chose to colour the image with my promarker alcohol markers
and I used a fab retro backing paper behind it. 
A small red border underneath the sentiment and some balloons fussy-cut
 from a piece of docrafts paper, finished this card.
Oh, I wanted a clean, crisp edge around each of the  parts of this card, 
so carefully edged each element with a dark brown promarker.

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

Cute card challenge - masculine - 18 June
I love promarkers - atg / for a boy - 23 June
Digi choosday - atg - 19 June

For this card,
I fussy-cut around the sentiment, after colouring it with my alcohol markers
and mounted it onto a black / red / white strip combo. 
I found the retro backing in my stash - 
it is actually a sticky-backed sheet! 
I have no clue where I got this from, only that I've had it for a long time
and I thought it was retro enough to go with the coloured sentiment. 

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

Creative knockouts - atg - 19 June
Crafty Gals - you're the man  -  10 July
Jans digi stamps - atg - 6 July

Friday, 5 June 2020

Fathers Day

At Patties Creations this month, 
we challenge you with:  "Things that fly."
I used the image "Hot air balloon" and the freebie hot air balloon.

I was really struggling to make a sky background for this card.
Then my hubby asked if he could use my desk in my craft room
to do some encaustic art.
He's not done any for ages, but seeing as we have had a fair bit of time at home and done plenty
of jobs, he thought he would have a play.
Encaustic art (incase you don't know) is
painting with wax on an iron! I'm rubbish at it! 
He has all the stuff and I cleared my table:
on the premise that he made me some background pieces. 

So here is the background he made for me. Perfect for sitting the 
balloons on, which I coloured with my promarkers and 
other alcohol pens. I dry embossed the edge of the card. 

I love this card - and that its a combination of both
of our creative skills. 
I'm giving this to Dad for Fathers Day.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty creations - atg - 1 July
Simon says stamp - masculine - 18 June
Paper funday - atg / masculine - 1 July
Crafty catz - atg - 12 June
Simon says stamp - its a man thing ( make your own background) - 16 June
Cardz 4 Guyz  - fathers day - 16 June
Through the craft room door - atg - 17 June

Friday, 15 May 2020

Fairy wishes

At the Colour Crazy Challenge this week, we have the sponsor
this time, for our "anything goes" challenge.

This lovely image is called " starry wish".
I coloured it with my promarkers and alcohol pens 
and diecut around the image, letting the edge of the wings sit just outside the diecut.
The paper in the background is a freebie that came with a magazine some time ago. 
I inked the edges of the diecut and the punched stars with 
4 colours... to create a fantasy / rainbow feel.
A finishing touch I like and used on this card
is dry embossing round the edge of the backing paper.  
The diecut shape is lifted slightly, as I mounted it on 3d foam. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 6 June
Ching chou Kuik - embossing wet / dry - 1 June
Crafty gals - for the ladies - 20 June
Seize the birthday - atg - 21 May

Friday, 1 May 2020

Never forget you are loved

Over at Patties Creations this month,
we have the ever popular challenge: anything goes. 
I used the image "daffodil circle" to create my card.

With my promarker pens, I coloured the green leaves and daffodils and added a 
stickles glitter centre to each one.
I added some extra leaves to the image, and 
die-cut some swirls and leaves.
I stamped the sentiment on and punched some butterflies from spotty card. 

I made this card to send to my (Almost 98 year old) Grandma,
who lives in a carehome.
I wanted to send her a message to tell her we are thinking about her,
in such strange times, when we can't be together, as a family. 
I also sent a little note of thanks - to the staff who are working tirelessly, 
to care for my Grandma and the other residents.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sheepski designs - for the girls - 1 June
Crafty Catz - atg / sending hugs -
Creative fingers - atg - 16 May
Polkadoodles - atg - 13 May
 Crafty Galz - (Easter ) OR Spring - 16 May
I love promarkers - atg - 12 May

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Birthday baking

I made this card recently, for a friend's birthday.
She's a cake baker: who loves cats!

The sentiment was computer generated. 
The cat is a diecut.
I shaped the bottom of the image so it looked like the edge of a shelf. 
I put glossy-accents on the cherries and 
a-wink-of-stella on the fruit-pie, then embossed the edges of the card. 
I thought this fitted better on the kraft card, rather than a white card-base. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 4 May
Crafty friends - atg - 25 April
Southern girls - atg - 1 May
2 Crafty Critters - atg  use an animal - 26 April
Creative crafters - atg - 9 May