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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. 

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

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

Monday, 2 January 2017

2017: A new beginning...

Happy New Year!

I'm back with a card I made for our new challenge
at Glitter n Sparkle -
"new beginnings!"

I love A Day For Daisies and was thrilled when I knew they were our sponsor this week...


I used the image "dandelions in a mason jar."
and printed it alongside a sentiment which I typed.
I coloured this image carefully, as 
I wanted the jar to look like glass. 
I got a load of promarkers and spectrum noir pens for Christmas
from my Hubby, as I needed some new pens...
I love 'em!

So... I no have many more colours to use...some 'darks' and 'pastels' too,
as well as new flesh colours, which I was desperately in need of.
I used pastel beige and one of the pastel greys to
colour the dandelions. 
The finishing touch on the mage was to add a shadow along the bottom.
I embossed around the image and
matted it on some paper and embossed around that piece too.

A touch of glamour dust around the inner frame and a 
Martha Stewart punched butterfly
finished off this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafters cafe - monochromatic - 14 Jan
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 Feb
CCC digi creations - add butterflies - 13 Jan
Scribbles designs - new - 16 Jan
Allsorts - something new - 7 Jan
Crafty friends - atg - 13 Jan
My time to craft - something new - 30 Jan
Brown sugar - atg - 6 Jan