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

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Time for tea

I'm a bit late with this card  it should have been on yesterday.
I am completely to pot with what day we are on...

This challenge, over at the Colour Crazy Challenge,
we are being sponsored by one of my favourites: Knitty kitty designs
I got this lovely image: Kit T and cake.

I paper-pieced the teapot, cup and bunting
and coloured the rest with my alcohol markers. 
The "mum" is actually little stickers, which I thought would work well 
with the image - and the sentiment at the bottom is from my computer. 
The backing paper was from my stash and i punched the butterflies
and diecut the "precious heart" by memorybox.
This is a larger, square 8 x 8 inch card, for my Mum. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 3 May
Pink gem designs - atg - 22 April
Crafty friends - atg - 24 April
Crafty calendar - atg - 1 May
Love to craft - atg - 1 May
Love to scrap - atg - 1 May
A perfect time to craft - atg - 28 April
Crafty Catz - atg / paper piecing - 24 April 

Friday, 3 April 2020

Happy birthday to Ewe!

Pattie's Creations is giving us a very popular
challenge this month - Birthdays!

I used her new image "Baa to you" ...

The image includes both sheep. 
I love the shocked look of the face of the one on the left!
I paper pieced the background, stamped the houses
and trees and fussy-cut around them to add them to the scene. 
Embossing around the edge of the whole thing
and hand-drawn faux stitching, finished this card. 

I would like to add this into the following challenges:

Pink gem - atg - 8 April
Catch the bug - atg - 12 April
Inkspirational - atg - 24 April
Cardz 4 galz - cute animals - 10 April
2 Crafty Critter crazies - atg - 26 April
Crafters cafe - atg - 16 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 May
Love to craft - atg - 1 May

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Home Sweet Home!

Our challenge this time over at The Colour Crazy challenge 
is being sponsored by Createful heart stamps.
I used the image "home sweet home" which was lovely to colour. 

I used my alcohol markers to colour and added a sentiment from 
Pink Petticoat (sadly, no longer trading).  
A few punched butterflies and some spotty paper for the background 
(along with a few embossed lines) finished this card.

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

Friday, 6 March 2020

Wishing you...

The challenge at Patties Creations this month.
is: Anything goes!

This is an image I have had my eyes on for a while...
it's called "Wishing well."
I doodled a background - making it up as I went - with my alcohol pens. 
I used fineliners to draw on the dandelion clocks in the foreground
Embossing a single line around the Kraft card and drawing a black line with the 
"Wishing you..." sentiment, finished off this card. 
(I will finish off the inside of this card with "... a happy birthday!" or  "... well!"
(depending on what occasion I decide to use this card for. )

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Creative fingers - atg - 30 March
Crafty Creations - atg - 1 April
Creative moments - atg - 19 March
Crafty sentiments - atg - 10 March
Digi choosday - atg - 15 March
Jans digi stamps - atg - 17 March

Friday, 21 February 2020

Vintage camera

Twinkle lane designs  are our sponsor this week,
I got this amazing image - perfect for my Dad!
It's called "Vintage Camera."

I looked up some old cameras on the www and coloured this one with the
 same kind of colours (with my alcohol pens).
I added a camera film diecut - which I have had for years.
A few different papers and an embossed card with stars on, sit in the background -
which I inked around the edges. 
The "smile!" sentiment also comes with the image. I cut this freehand, to look like 
an old camera flash.
I used a die for the happy birthday sentiment...a bargain which I 
bought in The Works - and cut in half. 
A couple of punched gold stars finished this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Watercooler wednesday - masculine - 25 Feb
Through the craft room door - atg - 26 Feb
A place to start - masculine - 1 March
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 16 March
Incy Wincy designs - atg - 1 March

Friday, 7 February 2020

Cherry blossom branch

At Patties Creations this month, with Valentines day drawing near,
Pattie has challenged us:  "love, love, love."

I wanted to make something a little different.. possibly a card i could give to my husband.
I used "Cherry Blossom Branch" image(coloured with my promarkers)
 with a few die-cuts - 'birds' and 'precious heart' - and a stamped sentiment.
I dry embossed the inside edge of both the white piece and the spotty card
and inked all edges with a grey chalk eye. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cut it up - love with a diecut - 20 Feb
C.R.A.F.T. - love / valentines - 14 Feb
I love promarkers - love - 17 Feb
Simon says stamp - with love - 13 Feb
Through the craft room door - atg - 11 Feb
Incy wincy designs - atg - 1 March
Make my Monday - i heart you - 17 Feb
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 17 Feb
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 March

Friday, 24 January 2020

Playing around...

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge this time, we are being sponsored by Dr DiGi.
I got the fabulous image called "Solitaire Saul."

I coloured the image with my alcohol pens and used 3d foam on the guy and the back of the chair.
I coloured the cat on the desk to look like our cat, Bella
(As this card will be for my Hubby). 
I copied the cat and made it slightly smaller, and popped him at the guy's feet
- and coloured him like our little kitty, Chester. 
The window is a diecut (on 3d foam) and the scene behind the window is actually
one of my Hubbys pieces of encaustic-art!

I may add a sentiment to this card at some point, but I'm not sure what yet.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:
Crafty Friends - atg - 1 Feb
Southern Girls - atg - 7 Feb
Crafty Creations - atg - 1 Feb
I love promarkers - atg - 3 Feb
Simon says stamp - besotted with our pets - 1 Feb

Friday, 3 January 2020

New years, Cheers!

Pattie's Creations are back with our January challenge -
"Anything goes."
I have "Cheers to you ladies!" -  a new image, drawn by Pattie...

I thought this image was great, and knew a few people I could make cards 
for with this image on, so made 2 cards! Lol. 
I coloured with my promarkers an used a dovecraft paper pack for the backing papers...
"tea party" i think the papers are called.
The sentiments under the images are from Pink Petticoat -
 who are sadly no longer trading. 
I punched a couple of stars too.  
These cards just make me smile. 

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Brown sugar - atg - 3 Feb
Through the craft room door - atg - 8 Jan
Incy Wincy Designs - atg - 15 Jan