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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Fall / autumn

The new Glitter n Sparkle challenge has just started...
this week we are asking you to show us your 
creativity, using "autumn colours."

Here is a card I made for the challenge this week...


This wonderful image came from Crafts and Me.
It's called "bottom of the garden." 

I added a sentiment from my pc and 
coloured it with my alcohol markers,
then mounted it onto a brown patterned paper.
After embossing the edge of the card and inking the edges
 of the image and brown paper,
I added a few autumnal punched leaves and a diecut "Dad".

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
A gem of a challenge - birthday - 13 Oct
Crafty friends - atg - 20 Oct
Crazy for challenges - make a card - 14 Oct
Dis digis - add a sentiment - 20 Oct
Colour crazy - atg - 21 Oct
Crafting with friends - atg - 21 Oct
That's crafty - forever autumn - 13 Oct
Little miss muffet - atg - 19 Oct
Creative moments -atg - 18 Oct
Crafty addicts - atg - autumn colours - 31 Oct

Friday, 6 October 2017

Autumn colours

"Kokopelli Southwestern Tile"
was the perfect image this month, for the challenge "shades of autumn"


I loved colouring this image with my promarkers.
I had real fun, making extra patterns on the border.
I mounted it simply, onto a kraft card and added a simple border there too.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

 Brown Sugar - orange, green and brown - 3 Nov
Colour crazy crafts - atg - 22 Oct
Crafting with friends - atg - 21 Oct
Creative knockouts - atg - 13 Oct
Creative moment s- atg - 18 Oct
Crafty Addicts - atg - autumn colours - 1 Nov
Crafting from the heart - atg - 9 Oct


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Happy Birthday!

Our Glitter n Sparkle birthday is coming up
so we would like to make a "Happy Birthday" card this week!


My image this week, is called "cupcake"
and is from "A Stitch Back in Twine."

I didn't want this card to be too girly and sparkly,
so kept with the aqua / brown / white combo, with a little magenta -
seen in my design on the cupcake holder and in the butterflies. 

I spent ages colouring the icing on the cupcake.. I'm still not sure if
 I got it how I really wanted it.... 
and the photograph isn't too good, as I hardly seem to be at home in the daylight hours, 
so had to photograph this after the natural light had gone.

Anyway...
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Colour crazy - atg - 10 Oct
Crafty catz - birthday - 29 Sept
Creative fingers - atg - 10 Oct
Jos scrap shack - atg - 2 Oct
Simply papercrafts - atg - 30 Sept
Crafty creations - atg - 27 Sept
I love promarkers - atg - 2 Sept
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 26 Sept
Little miss muffet - atg - 4 Oct
Seize the birthday - birthday - 26 Sept

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Our nieces birthday

This weeks challenge at Glitter n Sparkle is
"anything goes" again! 

Lacy Sunshine is our sponsor this week - and I have used
"the ultimate creative craft girl LS superhero" image.

I knew this would make a perfect card for our niece, who is soon to be 14!



The image was lovely to colour.
I played about with the background paper...
knowing I wanted the pink star paper and white.
The white shape in the middle was cut from my new die
which I got in The Works.  
(Its a nesting die... set of 6 I think, £5. Bargain!)
ALISHA and 14 were die cut in my bigshot. 
I handcut the bunting.
She loooves bunting. (like me!)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with dragonflies - special occasion - 24 Sept
Crafty calendar - kids / babies - 30 Sept
Createful heart digis - atg - 15 Sept
Classic design team challenge - atg - 1 Oct
Daisy chain - in the pink - 1 Oct
Sparkles - birthday - 14 Sept

Friday, 1 September 2017

First day at school

What a great challenge over at Patties Creations this month -
"Back to school"
Perfect for my little nephew, who is starting his first day 
in reception, in September...


I used Patties image called "ABCD with characters."
I decoupaged the little pictures, popping them on 3d foam.
I coloured each letter and picture with my alcohol markers
and added some punched stars.
I embossed and inked around the edge of the image and 
added a computer generated sentiment.



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Game of Thrones themed...

It was Hubby's birthday last week, while we were visiting Yorkshire
and I had made him this birthday card...


We both LOVE Game of Thrones... 
so thought I would try to base his card on the show.
I downloaded the font, quickly and easily
played with the "winter is coming" quote, and 
used Tyrion Lannisters words... 
"That's what I do - i drink, and I know things!"
(Much like my hubby! hahah !)

He loved the card and thought it was very clever. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kitty bee designs - birthday - 9 Sept
Little miss muffet - atg - 8 Sept
Through the craft room door - atg - 5 Sept





Sunday, 27 August 2017

My first Christmas card!

The great "Ikes art" is sponsoring our challenge this
week at Glitter n Sparkle -
where the challenge is the old favourite...
anything goes!



The image is called "winter robins" 
and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
It was a lovely image to colour. 
The sentiment was on my pc.
I added some micro glitter and liquid pearls to represent the snow.
The gingham paper and the bunting are from a
christmas dovecraft paper pack from a few years ago. 
(The bunting had loads of strings across a page...and I just
fussy-cut a string of bunting out.)

I said to my mum, 5 weeks ago, that over the summer holidays,
 I would like to make some christmas cards... I have just managed this one so far...
but there's still a week to go. 
You never know! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - atg - 9 Sept
Hiding in my craft room - any holiday - 3 Sept
Christmas sweet stampin -  Christmas - 4 Sept
Crafting by designs - atg - 3 Sept
Crafty creations - atg - 30 Sept