Friday, 15 June 2018

Two little mice

At the Colour Crazy challenge this week,
our usual "anything goes"challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
"All Dressed Up" - and I have been working with 
the very cute image - two little mice.

I used my promakers in various shades of brown - as well as
pinks and creams, to colour the mice and flowers. 
I 3d foamed it onto a background which I embossed, inked the edges, 
and added a stamped sentiment.
(from a bargain hunkydory sentiment set, which i spotted at
a charity shop for a measly 20p!)
The Butterflies were made using my Martha Stewart punch. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty critter crazies - atg - 28 June
All dressed up - atg - 29 June
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 July
Crafty girls - atg - 1 July
Creative with stamps - cute animals - 1 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 22 June
Crafty catz - atg - 22 June
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 23 June

Friday, 1 June 2018

Father's day

The Colour Crazy Challenge have a great sponsor this week - Dr Digi!
I know my Dad would LOVE a card with this 2cv citroen image!
I wanted to keep it simple, so kept the rest of the card monotone, in kraft card.
The image has been mounted on 3d foam.

The stars were cut on my bigshot and are actually in an antique gold...
 but it's hard to see that on the photograph. 
 "dad" is actually cut from a "happy birthday" die -
(I love to get lots of uses out of one item!)

I coloured the image with a mixture of my pens - promarkers, and spectrum noirs. 
The background was run through an embossing folder on my bigshot, too.
I'm going to give this card to Dad, for Father's day.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
QKR stampede - atg - 8 June  
Simply create too - for a male - 1 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 8 June
Crafting by designs - for the boys / men - 6 June
Digi Choosday - atg - 6 June
Simon says stamp - masculine - 4 June


Patties Creations is challenging us to use..
"anything that flies"
this month.
I used her image - Dragonfly 2. 

This is such a delicate and pretty image to colour.
I used all my light blue / aqua type colour pens - promarker pens.
On the wings, I also used a very soft pink and highlighted the wings with 
a wink of stella. (very fine glitter brush)
The frame was already embossed with flowers, which I chalked to give a soft colour.
The backing colour paper is subtle shades of greens an blues,
which is part of a pack of papers I won in a blog challenge last year.
Along the edges of the paper and the frame, I inked green and
turquoise blue. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Jos scrap shack - atg - 15 June
CAS on sunday - use embossing (dry embossing, in the frame) - 14 June
Crafting with friends - atg - 8 June
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 June
The paper shelter - flower power - 5 June
Digi choosday - atg - 6 June
Passion for promarkers - atg - 5 June

Friday, 18 May 2018

Baby cards

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
the "anything goes" challenge
is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.
The cute image is called 'Gaffi.'

Infact, Gaffi is so cute - I made 2 cards with him...

The first card I made is for a baby boy.
I found a lovely verse on the internet and typed it next to my image.
I used my new nuvo pens, spectrum noirs and promarkers 
to colour the image.
After inking around the square, I dry embossed the edge, matted it onto
dotty embossed card and a gingham border and dry embossed around the 
square dotty embossed mat, too.
 A few gems and a printed blue gingham ribbon finished this card.

I coloured this image in the same way as the first.
The sentiment was printed straight onto the card and I diecut a gingham 
circle for Gaffi to sit on. 
The same gingham was used as a matting for the image. 
To finish off, I used a pink fineliner to do some faux stitching
around the edge of the white shape.

I would like to add these into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 25 May
QKR Stampede - atg - 25 May
Simply papercrafts - atg - 25 May
Aud sentiments - cute and a sentiment - 11 June
Little miss muffet - atg - 31 May

Friday, 4 May 2018

Three Daisies

Over at Patties Creations this month, we challenge you to
 use FLOWERS on your projects.
I used Patties adorable image: three daisies...

Such a pretty image! I knew straight away
which colours and patterns I would like to use with this image.
Black, grey and white - and polkadots!

I punched the top black edge, and diecut the white and black bottom edges.
The butterflies are punched and the image was coloured with
my alcohol markers. I mainly used cream for the petals, 
with a touch of blossom pink on the bottom and top of each petal. 
The sentiment stamp was a freebie - I have had this one a looong time, and never used it.
(I don't know why!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 20 April 2018


The wonderful - Polkadoodles - are sponsoring us this week, 
at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

I was delighted to receive the image called "big bunch."

After colouring her with my alcohol pens, 
I fussy-cut around her and popped her onto 3d foam.
I felt she didn't need a lot else, so just embossed the background
and inked the edges and corners. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
 Crafting with friends - mothers day - 26 April
Jos scrap shack - atg - 27 April
Polkadoodles - atg - 28 April
QKRstampede - atg - 27 April
Simply papercrafts - atg - 27 April
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Digi choosday - atg - 25 April

Thursday, 12 April 2018


It was my Mother and Father in Law's anniversary a few days ago.
I made this card for them:

The image is so cute, and just reminded me of them...hahaha.
The image was a freebie (!!) from Dearie dolls.
Mary Ellen Smith - the artist - makes some delightful images...
there are literally hundreds to look through!

I coloured the image with my alcohol pens,
and added some diecut swirly leaves, a few paper flowers (Stacked on top
of each other)and a diecut / stamped sentiment.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:
Little miss muffet - atg - 20 April
Crafting from the heart - atg - 16 April
Cutie pie - delightful digi's - 1 May
Die cut divas - atg - 2 May

Friday, 6 April 2018

A baby girl

At Patties Creations this month, we are challenging you to
use "ducks or bunnies."
I love the image "laundry basket with duckie" and I think I could make
many different cards with this image -
this is the first one...

I diecut the shape, inked the edges, added some punched flowers and
backed onto pink gingham - truly baby-girl paper, I think.
I coloured the image with my alcohol pens. 

I would like to add this to the following challenges:
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Creative knockouts - atg - 12 April
Through the craft room door - atg - 9 April
Crafty creations - atg - 10 April
Crafty gals - atg - 11 April