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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

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Best fishes... pisces.

This weeks challenge is all about the "zodiac" 
at Glitter n Sparkle, 
and I used the image "pisces" from Artsi Doodles...


I coloured the fish with my alcohol pens
..I used 6 different shades of yellow and orange.
I mounted them onto 3d foam
and made the background by colouring bars of blues
and aqua greens - using about 8 colours of blue and aqua.
I punched some small circles, in aqua 
and added them as bubbles... like a border.
I also popped a little highlight in the top right of each bubble,
 and covered each one
in glossy accents. 

The finishing touch was my handwritten words...describing
the characteristics of Pisces. 

I hope you will join in the challenge this week, with us.

I would like to enter this into these other challenges:


Friday, 4 August 2017

Dad's birthday

It;s "anything goes" challenge
at Patties Creations this month! 

I used an image I have been hankering after for a while now...
"star quilt"

I knew that my Dad would love this, coloured up, as I knew it would
remind him of his holidays in America and Canada.



The colouring took a while, to be fair. Haha.
My promarkers are up to the job though~! 
I added a couple of other details with my white sakura pen..
 like a few small hearts in the stars
and some stripes, spots and waves. 

The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and the 
'Dad' is diecut. 

Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Aug
Little Miss muffet - atg - 10 Aug
Star Stampz - hand coloured image - 18 Aug
Crafty galz - celebrate - 8 Aug
I love promarkers - for the boys - 23 Aug
The sisterhood of crafters - boys to men - 8 Aug

Sunday, 30 July 2017

3 little birds...

Well... How cute are these 3?


I love 'em!

They are from Sparkle n Sprinkle - the download is called "Wilson".
The cute 3 come with 2 sentiments. 7
Obviously, I have just used one on this card.
Its a great set - as you can use all the birds together like I have, or seperately.


I paper pieced each bird... colouring in their eyes, beaks and feet, 
with my alcohol pens.
I added a leafy backing paper
and a bit of embossing around the edge.
When I decide who I can use send this card to, I have room at the top, 
to add a name. 

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

Brown sugar - atg - 4 Aug
Fussy n Fancy - atg - 5 Aug
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 10 Aug
Seize the birthday - atg birthday - 2 Aug
Craftaholics r us - atg - 2 A ug
Crafty Creations - atg - 3 Aug
The crafty addicts - atg and something humourous - 2 Aug
Aurora wings - atg with animals - 6 Aug

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Baby Chick

What a little cutie I got this week
for the "anything goes" challenge at Glitter n Sparkle...


It's called "baby chick" and it's from Ppinkydolls.

It was so quick and simple to colour
with my alcohol pens,
then I added an ebossed background, a banner strip of paper 
from Pink Petticoat 
and some punched flowers and butterflies.

I love the colours of this card - soft and pastel.
(and the teeny little sentiment  nec.xt to the image
also came from Pink Petticoat.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 5 Aug
Pink gems - animals - 21 July
Crafty friends - floral - 29 July
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 Aug

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Mmmm...chocolate!

Uh oh!

I just realised that my "schedule post" didn't work!
This post was due on my blog on July 7th , as Pattie started
her new challenge at Patties Creations. 
Please don't ask me why it didn't come on - I have NO idea!

So I aplogise Pattie... late, but you know I was ready in plenty of time....
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One of my favourite challenges has just started at Patties Creations...
"something sweet - cake, candy, etc"

An excuse to use one of my fave images from Pattie... 
'chocolate chip cookie jar.'


I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and fussy cut around it.
I punched the border and the backing paper came from
 a lawn - fawn paper pack that I won a little while ago.
I loooove lawn fawn papers!
I punched the llittle butterflies and 
stamped the sentiment on the little banner at the bottom. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Colour crazy- atg - 22 July
Crafting with friends - atg - 21 July
Little miss muffet - atg - 27 July

Monday, 3 July 2017

Freedom...

Sorry we are a bit late this week! 
At Glitter n Sparkle there have been some unforseen circumstances, 
which have resulted in us posting a new challenge a little later than usual.
Apologies! x

Anyhow.. the challenge this week is "freedom"
and I found a great image at Fabrika Fantasy...


My idea of freedom... 
having the time and place to dawdle along the beach, 
with the wind in my hair. 
(Although, Hubby would be with me, and our cat - Timbit!
Oh, and lots of chocolate!)

I coloured the background with my chalks, to give the 
soft impression of the beach, that I wanted. 
I printed out another image of the girl and coloured her with my alcohol pens
and decoupaged her back on her original place.
(just stuck down.. no 3d foam.)
The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.
I embossed the edge of the image and 
chalked the dark blue backing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make my monday - summer brights - 10 July
Card mania - summer fun - 30 July
Delicious doodles - beside the sea - 1 Aug
Aurora wings - atg - 17 July
Crafting from the heart - atg - 10 July
Addicted to stamps - summer / beach - 9 July
A gem of a challenge - summer colours - 6 July
Kitty Bee designs - girly cards - 14 July
Shopping our stash - lazy summer days - 5 July

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Masculine again!

At Glitter n Sparkle this week, we are being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter.
The image I used for the "Fathers Day / Masculine" challenge, is:
Boy with Kite.


I thought he would be a really cute image to use
 for a masculine card, for a little boy.
Apart from colouring with my alcohol pens,
embossing the edge and 
raising the whole image on 1mm 3d foam pads, 
That's all I did with this image. 
I felt it needed to be kept clean and simple. 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Lazy days

I have had 2 birthdays to make a card for this week...
 My best friend - Craig, and a work colleague, Val.

Being the time of year it is, I thought these images would work wonderfully.


Craig is a foster carer and I think he would love
a scene like this in his life... as it's usually very chaotic for him!
His cat in this scene, would make it all the more perfect for him,
and a little more quiet and chilled for his cat, I think! 
I bought some sheets of these images, but I don't remember the make...sorry!
I added some papers from my stash. The knotty paper strips accross the middle
and up the right hand side, comes
from a docrafts seaside set. 
I embossed a line around the image and added a pc sentiment,
I hand made the little bunting by freehand-cutting
small triangles and using my white sakura pen to put on little patterns.

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

Creative fingers - atg - 26 June
Fussy and Fancy - pamper your pets - 25 June
QKR Stampede - for the guys - 16 June
Crafty animals - atg with an animal - 1 July
Through the purple haze - use an animal - 14 June



I made this card in a very similar way.
These images are just beautiful. 
All the backing papers came from the docrafts seaside set -
 it is quite an old set.
 Infact, I think I bought it a few years ago... very, very cheaply.
Val went for her holiday in Llandudno recently, so I thought she would like this image. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dis digi stamps - birthdays - 17 June
Colour crazy - atg - 24 June
Crafters cafe - atg optional twist travel - 15 June
Crafts galore encore - atg - 1 July
Lets create - girls, girls. girls - 1 July
Little miss muffet - atg - 15 June

Monday, 5 June 2017

Cheeky Monkey.

are the sponsors for our challenge this week, at Glitter n Sparkle.

I got the image "cheeky monkey"...


...which I think is so so cute!

I made a sentiment on the pc, while printing off the image.
I coloured with my alcohol markers
and embossed around the edge.
The backing paper is one out of my much-too-large collection!
I punched the leaves, flowers and the butterfly. 

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

Crafting from the heart - atg - 12 June
Crazy challenge - use flowers - 20 June
Come and get it - anything goes - 10 June
A gem of a challenge - for the boys / men - 8 June
Delicious doodles - include an animal - 21 June
Colour crazy - atg - 17 June
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 15 June

Friday, 2 June 2017

For the boys

"For the boys / Use a masculine image"
is this months challenge at Patties Creations. 

I thought a little outside the box and went for the...
"baby clothes duckie set."


As well as all the items on the washing line,
 you also get a baby grow and a baby cardi in the set!

But of course, you can use this set for a baby boy OR a girl, 
depending on what colours you use. 
A fabulous bargain!

I made a little washing line form thin wire, and curled the ends around a pencil.
Also, I embossed the background piece with swiss dots
and used one of my new bargain dies. ..
the scallop and stitched circle.
It's the largest one in a set of 3 scalloped circles, and then there's 
a little flower die in the middle ( not used on this card).
I bought the set of 4 dies in  "The Works " for a measley £3!
I love a bargain.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - atg - 12 June
Come and get it - atg - 10 June
Great Impressions - masculine - 1 July
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 16 June
A gem of a challenge - for the boys / men - 8 June
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 July
Colour Crazy - atg - 17 June
Little Miss Muffet - atg - 15 June





Sunday, 21 May 2017

Pink and one other


We have Kenny K sponsoring us this week at Glitter n Sparkle
and the image I used was: Jeannie - pretty Genie 


This is such a cute image to colour, and perfect for our 
"white and one other colour"
challenge.

As you can see, I chose pink as my other colour!
I fussy cut around the image and bottle after colouring with my alcohol pens
and I added some spots of white here n there too. 
I embossed the background with the stars
embossing folder, which I thought would go well with Jeannie.
I coated jeannies clothing in "wink of stella" - a glitery subtle sheen,
which is beautiful, but a nightmare to photograph!
A simple sentiment (from Pink Petticoat -who sadly, is no longer trading)
finished off the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - pink - 27 May
Allsorts - happy birthday - 26 May
Crating with an attitude - atg - 29 May
Little miss muffet - atg - 1 June
Sasayaki glitter - colour pink - 3 June
In the pink - razzle dazzle - 25 May

Monday, 8 May 2017

Lollipop Munchkin

At Glitter and Sparkle this week,
the challenge is ...
"For the kids - be inspired by a kids film."

Can you guess the film I have been inspired by?


Haha...
yes... it's quite obvious.
"Wizard of Oz."

The lovely "lollipop munchkin" image is from Lacy Sunshine.
I coloured the image with my alcohol markers
and added a sweetie border... it's actually
a strip of border from a piece of 12 x 12 christmas paper!
A couple of butterflies and a pink petticaot sentiment
finished the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 20 May
Catch the bug - atg - 13 May
Creative fingers - atg -
Simply papercrafts - atg - 25 May
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 29 May
Little miss muffet - atg - 18 May
Fab n funky - lovely ladies - 9 May

Friday, 5 May 2017

A card for a female

This month, over at Patties Creations,
the challenge is...
"for the girls."


I have been after an excuse to use this image "country shelf" for a while. 
It didn't disappoint!

I used it to make a card for my Mother in Law.
(and I shall be making another version for my Mum, ]for her birthday,
in a couple of months  - as I know
she would love this too.)

I coloured the image first, 
then hunted through all my papers to find matching coloured
sheets to use.
Could I find anything like, in all my stash?
No!!
So... I hand coloured some white card, 
with my spectrum noirs and promarkers -
the same ones I had coloured the images with! 
Am I mad? Maybe...

I popped the image on 3d pads so it would stand off the card a little. 
The bottom white edge and the cat are diecut
 and the bottom edge of the blue, is punched.

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

Great impressions - feminine - 2 June
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 20 May
Catch the bug - atg - 13 May
QKR Stampede - mothers day / 12 May
Simply papercrafts - atg - 25 May
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 29 May
Little miss muffet - atg - 18 May
Star stampz - soft pastels - 11 May

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spring flowers

Ikes Art is the sponsor over at Glitter n Sparkle this week..
I got this gorgeous image called "hanging basket."
for our 'anything goes' challenge this week.


I coloured the image with my spectrum noirs and promarkers. 
I added some white gelpen high-lights to the bracket
and a little wink of stella, too. 
I embossed the background, to give the impression of trellis 
and even added some corner diecuts, 
to accentuate the hanging basket bracket. 
(which I also covered with wink of stella - but it's hard to photograph!)
The sentiment is stamped - this came from Inkylicious
and I inked and embossed around the edges of the image and 
added a hand -tied organza ribbon. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart - atg - 30 April
Path of positivity - the beauty of nature - 30 April
Crazy challenge - leafy green - 5 May
Card mania - april showers bring may flowers - 4 May
Cards galore encore - atg - 5 May

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A spring card

Spring, at last! 
well, this weekend, it is even feeling like summer!
Shame there is so much that needs "doing."

I was glad to take a bit of time out this week to create this card,
using FLOWER BIRD from Bugaboo,
for the weekly challenge at Glitter n sparkle. 

The image was so cute, I couldn't resist...
I used my promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour the image
and backed on dotty paper which I won in a challenge a little while ago. 
The purple paper
is a really good quality paper and I bought it in a paperpad
at poundland, last week! There were 4 different pads there...
and I got 2. 
Great quality and a great price for 32, A5 papers!

I took the ribbon from a box of chocolates that was wrapped with it! 
 A crafter wastes nothing! Lol...

Here are the challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Crafting circle - use a bugaboo image - 15 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 30 April
Crafty awesomeness - a bugaboo image - 30 April
Scribbles designs - birds of a feather - 22 April
Sweet stampers - animals - 9 May
Crafty calendar - april showers / spring - 2 ,May
Crafty friends - animals / birds - 21 April
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Crafting with friends - atg - 14 April
Creative corner - farm friends - 20 April

Friday, 7 April 2017

Purple


This months challenge at Patties Creations is to use:
"Shades of purple"


I thought that 'Gymnast 2' would be the perfect image to use for this challenge.
I coloured and fussy-cut the image.

A crafty friend recently gifted me the stamp, 
to stamp the sentiment.
I punched the stars out of a glittery card.
The paper was from my stash - I have had that piece for years and years, and thought
it would be perfect for this challenge!
I added a hand -doodled border with my white chalk pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by designs - atg - 5 May
Crafty creations - atg - 13 April
The Paper shelter - digital - 13 April
Crafty girls creations - atg - 1 May
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Colour crazy - atg - 22 April
Crafting with friends - atg - 14 April

Monday, 27 March 2017

Mothers Day!

At Glitter n Sparkle, the challenge this week is to
make a card for "Mothers Day."


So I made a card for my Mum.
I was so pleased to get an image from Sami Stamps, this week!
I got "tower of whiskers" which I fell in love with, instantly.
Perfect for my Mum, as she is definately a cat lover - much like myself!

So, I coloured all the kitties with my spectrum noirs and promarkers,
I played around with different papers for the background, for ages
as I couldn't quite get a good combination together.

The white frame was diecut, as was the "mum" and the precious tied heart,
I visited "the Range" the day after I started making this card, and saw the kitty pawprint stamp...
infact, there were 3 different sized pawprints
in the set and I thought it would go perfectly...
and at 99p, considering all the cat cards I make, I thought 
it was a real bargain!
I embossed the back, light-brown strip 
with the pawprints folder I bought last yr on holiday.

I think this card will make my mum smile.

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

Jo's scrap shack - atg - 1 April
Crafting from the heart - atg - 4 April
Cutie pies - dies and digis - 5 April
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 2 April

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A double birthday

It's my birthday today  - and also my sisters!
So I made her this card....


I used these colours as they are her favourites.
I wanted to make a different card, and did not use an image this time.
I sentiment was free...
I think it was from desert divas.
The grey and white hearts border is a washi tape
which I picked up in Canada last year on holiday,
The flowers are from docrarfts, I just layered a few together
and glossy-accented pearls in the centres.
The banner was cut using a spellbinders edging die.
I printed out the butterflies and fussy cut them before
popping the wings onto foam pads.
The swirls are (again) from the little xcut holly leaf set I got at christmas,
at Hobbycraft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty creations - atg - 30 March
Sisterhood of crafters - celebrating women - 21 March
Deep ocean - dots and or stripes - 20 March
Inky chicks - flowers - staped or embellishment - 31 March
Crafty cardmakers - for a special female - 26 March



Monday, 13 March 2017

Mermaid.

It's March - and the theme for this weeks challenge at 
use some green.


From Spellbinding Stamps, I got the lovely -  Chrissy mermaid.
I coloured her with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens. I added 
wink of stella to her scales and hair too.. although you cant see the glittery effect
on the photo I took.
The sentiment was a freebie from desert divas.
The embossinf folder is one I bought last year, in Hobby Lobby, USA
and the die to cut the little swirls, came in a little pack with a few holly leaves and berries,
 from Hobbycraft.
(It's a cute little xcut die - only £2 i think!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 3 March 2017

Simple butterfly

I got a gorgeous image for this months "anything with wings"
challenge at Patties Creations this month...
I used "butterfly 1" for this card.


Because I wanted the butterfly to stand out, I 
picked quite a subtle backing paper.
I think this paper came free with a Docrafts mag, a while back!

The stamped sentiment was a stamp I bought on a car boot sale, a fortnight ago -
I paid 50p for about 6 stamps and an embossing folder (which I haven't used yet).
Bargain!
I coloured the butterfly with my promarkers and spectrum noirs and 
added some extra flecks of white with my sakura gel pen. 
The butterfly was also fussy-cut and raised on 3d pads.
Final finishing touches included inking the edges of the paper and the banner
and embossing a clean line around the paper.

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


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Orange and green

At Glitter n Sparkle this week, it's "anything goes" week...


I used the cute image "heart sunglasses girl" from Lemon Shortbread.
I used my promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour her. 
The spotty backing paper was an off-cut and I inked the edges as well as
embossing a line down each side.
Also, the sentiment is stamped from one of my new bargain stamps... i got 
5 in a pack, AND an embossing folder, for... 50p! 
( from the first car boot sale of the year, which we attended last weekend)
I punched the orange flowers and used my white sakura pen 
to give the a little more detail. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - atg - 2 March
Crafty Catz - atg - with twist of spring - 2 March
Creative fingers - atg - 3 March
Jos scrap shack - atg - 5 March
qkr stampede - atg / birthday - 4 March
Crafts galore encore - atg - 28 Feb
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 2 March
C.R.A.F.T - atg - 2 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 9 March
Lemon Shortbread - atg - 13 March

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Love cats?

At Glitter n Sparkle blog this week, we got the challenge...
"Love is in the air..."
I got the lovely image "the cats whiskers" from All Dressed Up.


This image originally comes with the sentiment,
'looking good!'
but I needed to change that for another sentiment for this card.
(I just made my own in a text box, in publisher.)
I used a precious hearts diecut and the backing paper if from lawn fawn. 
I made a little frame around the image, from the same paper as the backing paper.
I popped it up on 3d foam pads and inked all the edges.
The cute image was coloured with my promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - love - 21 Feb
Come and get it - love is in the air - 20 Feb
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 1 March
Stamping sensations - animal magic - 1 March
Crafty calendar - love is in the air -1 March
Dis digi stamps - include an animal - 1 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 24 Feb
Creative moments - atg / love is in the air - 21 Feb
I love promarkers - cas - 21 Feb
Simon says stamp - cute - 16 Feb
Passion for promarkers - CAS - 22 Feb

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Red and love

For the February challenge at Patties Creations, we  are challenging you to...
"use lots of red!"


I used 'candy hearts jar'
and knew I wanted to make this for my hubby.
That's why I used kraft card as a base. 
The image was lovely to colour with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens. 
I embossed a piece of kraft, then inked and 
backed it on red. 
I diecut the "love" and stamped "you."
The finishing touches were to emboss the edges and 
add some doodles with a white sakura pen. 
(The heart and the stitching around the edge.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

AAA cards - love - 20 Feb
Addicted to stamps - love - 20 Feb
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 19 Feb
Pile it on - hearts on fire - 20 Feb
Hiding in my craft room - red, pink and one other colour - 12 Feb
Simon says stamp - the colour of love - 9 Feb

A shaped card

Glitter and Sparkles challenge this fortnight, is...
"anything but a square or rectangle card."

So, I made  a shaped card... fit for a friend's little girl 
(well, she's not so little now! She's 10!)
Her name is Hannah - so I carefully created this H shaped card.


I used the lacy sunshine image - Rory Fae.
Colouring her with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens,
I sat her on the beam of the "H" 
after I had covered the shape in paper and inked the edges. 
I also added a a little, stamped "happy birthday"banner
(stamp sentiment and hashtag from lawn fawn.)
and some diecuts - the bow and the hanging "10"
The butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

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

Brown sugar - atg - 2 Feb
Colour crazy challenge - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty catz - atg - and ladies card - 2 Feb
Creative fingers - atg - 4 Feb


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Gold and silver

Glitter and sparkle have a great challenge to 
link up with, this fortnight...
"use gold and silver."

I had real fun with the Kenny K image - Vikki Lee Vicious...


With the new alcohol markers I got for Christmas,
I coloured her with mainly gold and silver tones. 
I experimented with her hair - figuring, in that outfit,
she would have wild hair!

I finally got round to using the star die I bought in Canada, last Easter!
(Cutting it in gold and silver)
I also used a new embossing folder - also bought in Canada.
The sentiment was also from a new teeny set of alphabet 
dies, which I bought recently, in Hobbycraft.
I ripped the edge of the spotty paper, to give it a bit of a"wild" look, too. 
Vikki is on 3d foam, so pops from the card slightly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative corner - atg - 19 Jan
Creative fingers - atg - 20 Jan
Making memories - atg 1 Feb
Polkadoodles - atg - 20 Jan
QKR Stampede - cas - 20 Jan
Thats Crafty - silver n gold - 27 Jan
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 Feb
Passion for promarkers - add some bling - 17 Jan
Through the craft room door - atg - 17 Jan

Friday, 6 January 2017

Carousel horse

Our January challenge at Patties Creations has started!
We challenge you this month, to...
"use an animal image" on your card.

What a great first challenge of the year!
Here is my card:


I used "carousel horse"
and made it into a card for my Hubby's Aunt -
who is going to be 70 next week.
With my new promarkers and spectrum noir pens, 
I experimented with the colours of the horse, and I think it seemed to work!

I used my new spellbinders die, which I cut on my bigshot,
and snipped off the top, so it replicated the saddle on the horse. 
I inked the edges of the papers and added some tiny
white dots along the blue card,
with my white sakura pen.

I finished this card about 10 mins before Hubby's aunt 
arrived to see us at our new house!

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

Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Feb
Dies R Us - atg with dies - 13 Jan
Sparkles - happy birthday - 15 Jan
Pile it on - celebrations - 15 Jan
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 30 Jan
Crafty creations - atg - 19 Jan
Crafty gals - use something new - 11 Jan
Love to scrap - atg - 1 Feb
Oh la la creations - feminine - 16 Jan
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 1 Feb
Classic design team - atg - 1 Feb