Friday 28 January 2022

With deepest sympathy

 I'm over the moon to be a guest designer over at Cut It Up challenge blog 
for the next 3 challenges.
This time, the challenge is: "hard to say..." (ie: sympathy, sorry, belated)

I recently got a couple of lovely new dies and wanted to try them both, so made 2 cards...

This first card simply uses a Creative Expressions die - Daisy Edger.
I put a slither of washi tape to the straight edge,
punched out the butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch 
and added a stamped sentiment.
I love how intricate this die is. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Creative knockouts - use a die - 3 Feb
Crafters Cafe - CAS - 13 Feb
Happy little stampers - atg with dies - 1 Feb

This card uses a frame die for the works - I love stitched dies!
The new die here is the's a die and stamp set. 
The first set like that I have bought!
It's called 'Blooming stamp and die set' by Karin Joan. (Studio Light)
Again, the sentiment was stamped
and I used my promarkers to colour the image. 
Those Martha Stewart butterflies have come out again - I love that punch!
The lines along the edge finished the card, and are dry embossed.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I love promarkers - atg / flowers - 1 Feb
Jan's digi stamps - atg - 9 Feb
Passion for promarkers - embossing - 2 Feb
Die cut Divas- Flowers - 1 Feb
Perfectly CAS - diecuts and flowers - 12 Feb

Friday 21 January 2022

Squeeze the day!


Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge, we have the pleasure of being
sponsored by my friend Pattie, at Patties Creations.
This is the lovely image: life gives you lemons.

This was a super-cute image to colour.
I used my promarkers and alcohol markers. 
I inked the edge of all the backing papers and added a strip of washi tape to the embossed piece.
The sentiment was made using sticker letters for the main word
then I hand-wrote the rest.
I like the word play on this card - from "seize the day."

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - atg - Feb
Creative crafting Uncles - atg - 1 March
C.R.A.F.T - ATG - 3 Feb
Creative knockouts - atg - 28 Jan

Friday 7 January 2022

Gnome birthday

 Happy 2022!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas with family and friends and
 that 2022 has started well for you.

We were having a lovely time, until I went and fell over on a walk
on New Years Eve!
I'm now sporting a large scabby knee and a very tender kneecap.

Luckily, I have had this cute image to play with, from Patties creations...
He is called Bubble the Gnome.

The challenge for January is either "snowmen / snow" or "anything goes."
I'm not wanting to make any more Christmas cards just yet, however I do have a few 
birthday cards to make for the next few months, 
so choose "Bubble the gnome" for a card for my sister's boyfriend. 
I coloured him with my alcohol markers and 3D'd his beard and nose. 
The stamped sentiment is from Kaiser crafts 
and I diecut the stars, adding a little punched star in the corner.
The edges are all inked and I did some dry embossing along some edges. 
I'm pleased with the way this one came first card for 2022!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - atg - 14 Jan
Cut it up - birthday card with a diecut - 13 Jan
Fab n Funky challenge - keep it simple - 19 Jan
I love promarkers - atg - 18 Jan
Digi choosday - winter birthday using blues - 17 Jan
Passion for promarkers - January Blues - 12 Jan
A place to start - atg - 1 Feb
Jans digi stamps - atg - 7 Feb