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

Friday, 13 December 2019


                                                At The Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
                                                    we are being sponsored by Bugaboo.
                                            I got the gorgeous image: Winter penguin ski...

 I popped him on a backing of snowy paper and a little hill I cut out (and glittered along  the top of it.) I coloured, using my alcohol markers - promarkers and spectrum noirs.  The sentiment is a vellum sentiment -  I bought a whole pack of them in The Works for £1 recently - a real bargain! Someone sent me the snowflakes a few years ago -  I can't remember if they were punched or diecut... but I glittered them! I finished this card with a double (dry) embossed square and some doodling around the edge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 6 December 2019

Kitties in the window

At Patties Creations this month, Pattie's challenge is:
Christmas with animal(s).

I used 'Allie Winter Window' ...
we recently got two kittens - well, a mum cat and her kitten boy.
 (She is only 18 months though.)
and I based these cats on our two. 

I popped the image on 3d pads and added a diecut cat in the top window,
which I coloured (with promarkers) like our Chester. 
The image comes with the bigger cat in the bottom window
 (which I coloured to look like our Bella). 
The little gingerbread garland came from a piece of christmas backing paper -
I fussy cut those out (And it took aaaages!) 
The green garland is made up of lots of little punched ferns and I fussy cut some teeny hearts
and added some dovecrafts pearls effects berries. 
I cut a tree and presents from backing paper and added these to the card - 
along with a stamped sentiment. 

I love this image and am going to give this card to my In-laws, for Christmas. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - last minute christmas - 13 Dec
Cardz 4 galz - cute christmas - 20 Dec
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 29 Dec
Creative moments - atg - 1 Jan
I love promarkers -  atg - 17 Dec
Sheepski designs - your favourite things (my cats!) - 15 Dec
A passion for promarkers - christmas critters - 11 Dec

Friday, 22 November 2019

Christmas cards

I'm not on the team for this week's challenge at The Colour Crazy Challenge,
but when I found out that our sponsor was Knitty Kitty Designs, I knew I had to join in!
I was delighted to spot the image : Christmas Catflap.

I made 2 cards with this image: one for my Mum and Dad and one for my Hubby.
First up, is my Mum n Dad's card...

Believe it or not, the "snowy" backing paper is wrapping paper!
I couldn't find just what I needed in my stash, then my eyes fell on my wrapping paper rolls
and I found the perfect thing!
I fussy-cut the bunting - from a sheet of docrafts paper I have had for yonks.
The super-cute image was coloured with my alcohol markers, 
and touches of nuvo glitter and glossy accents
were added, here n there. 
I added a "6" on top of the door, for my Mum n Dad's house number and
a little bit of pavement in front of the house, so I could add the stamped sentiment.

Now for my Hubbys card...

Made in much the same way as the other card, I added a stamped and coloured
 (and glittered!) mistletoe branch above the door and a banner along the bottom. 
I added some extra lines on the door, to make it look a bit more
 like our own front door. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - atg with spots / stripes - 29 Nov
Creative fingers - atg - 29 Nov
Brown sugar - atg -
Crimbo crackers - atg with animals - 5 Dec
Imagine that - atg - 6 Dec
Crafty sentiments - atg christmas - 26 Nov
Cutie pie - cute animal - 3 Dec
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 2 Dec