Tuesday, 26 September 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog- Colourful Birds


Our new challenge at City Crafter is to create a project with many colourful birds on it.

Here I used stamps by My Favorite Things, and although it looks pretty simple, there was lots of masking needed to get all the birds round the cage!

I hope you'll join in our challenge at City Crafter- but not until after you've come over to the blog and seen what the rest of the DT have made. 



I'd like to enter:
Allsorts - things with wings 
Time Out  quote 
Just us Girls  photo 

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Not Mushroom for Crafting

At last! Some crafting time this weekend.

This card was inspired by some challenges-  the photo at Inspired by the Little Things , the sketch at Paper Players  and The Crafty Addicts (brad).

The toadstool stamp was a freebie years ago(Woodware made it, I think)  - I coloured them with Zig Clean Colour and then added glitter to the red bit and white enamel for the spots. The sentiment is from Lil Inker.


Quick Birthday Card


I've been having a very busy time in real-life lately , so when I discovered, at short notice, that my lovely CCCB teammie Lucille's birthday was coming up, I needed a quick and easy design. 

This design only uses two stamps (sentiment by MFT, balloons by Mama Elephant), a black inkpad, two Promarkers , an embossing folder and a white gel pen for highlights on the balloons. 

The idea was to tether the balloons to the letters - I hope that works. 

My card is now on it's way to Lucille. 

I'd like to enter :
Crafty Catz birthday party 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Inkspirational Challenges - Hello




Our new challenge at Inkspirational is 'hello' and this is my second attempt to make a card for the challenge, using this waving fox. 

Here's my first attempt:



As you can see, the design is almost identical but I coloured the leaf pile, fox and leaves stamps (Sugar Pea Designs) with coloured pencils on kraft. I think I need a bit of practise with these! 

On my original card, I cut a die cut 'hello' , but on the final version, I used a Papermania stamp. 


I'd like to enter:
Casology  big (sentiment) 
Watercooler- masculine 
AAA Cards autumn colours 
Make My Monday  autumn colours 





Tuesday, 19 September 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Apples Everywhere


Our new challenge at City Crafter  is Apples Everywhere.

My DT card is very deep and meaningful! 'Happiness', represented by sunshine and apples, has been trapped in a bell jar so that it can be presented to you!

On a single layer card, I stamped and embossed the bell jar (Flora and Fauna) and the apples (Clearly Besotted) and coloured the apples with Zig Clean Colour markers. I masked the outside of the jar and  stamped the sun (Lawn Fawn)in orange. I added shadows with a grey marker and stamped the sentiment (Hampton).

I hope you'll join in our challenge at City Crafter- but not until after you've come over to the blog and seen what the rest of the DT have made. 



I'd like to enter
The Paper Players  cas harvest 
The Male Room  masking 
Shopping Our Stash  apples
CAS on Friday  apples coloured with markers

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

City Crafter - I Know What You Did Last Summer


I chose this week's challenge at City Crafter - 'I know what you did last summer' - show us something you  did over the summer.


For my DT project I made a layout using a photo of my son and grandsons in the paddling pool in my daughter's garden.  I used a sketch from Stuck Sketches .


I hope you'll join in our challenge at City Crafter- but not until after you've come over to the blog and seen what the rest of the DT have made. 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Hedgehog Surprise

Here's a one-layer-card I made for some challenges (and because I never have enough birthday cards!).

The hedgehog is by Penny Black , the torn hole stamp is Woodware and the sentiment is Sarah Hurley. I coloured with markers and added glitter pen to the hat.

I'd like to enter:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge  one layer card
Cupcake Inspirations  colour - hope it's okay to add the brown for the hedgehog.
Unicorn Challenge  birthday
Alphabet Challenge  make your mark
Cards in Envy  cheers to you




Saturday, 9 September 2017

Fidget Spinner



I've been meaning to use this photo ( a selfie taken by my son and posted on Instagram) in a layout. This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is 'On Trend', so this seemed a good time to do it. Are Fidget Spinners a big craze everywhere or just in our area? They have been banned from schools. My journalling reads'Fidget Spinners 2017. Loved by kids. Despised by teachers.'

For my layout I found an image of a Fidget Spinner online and traced and cut it with my Silhouette. 


The other thing that I think is quite trendy is the faceted letters - generally the faceted look of gems etc.  These ones are Thickers and I coloured them to co-ordinate with my paper (We R Memory Keepers).

As well as Shopping Our Stash, I'd also like to enter Craft Rocket , something beginning with F (Fidget Spinner).

Happy Birthday Yvonne

Happy Birthday to my dear Inkspirational team-mate Yvonne. 

This is the card I have sent to her - it's flying from England to the US, so I'm not sure if she'll have received it yet.

I made this card on the same day I made my card for our new Inkspirational challenge, and using the same stencil. This time I made a background with Brushos and stencilled with gold paint. The sentiments are Altenew and Waffle Flower.

I hope you have a great day Yvonne.

Inkspirational Challenges - Photo


This fortnight at Inkspirational , we have this photo to inspire us:


I think you can see how my project was influenced by the photo!  First, I found an image of a ballerina online and made it into a stencil. I attached the inside part (mask) to the middle of the paper and built up a layer of texture paste around it. When it was dry I stamped it with a music stamp. Then I covered the texture paste with the stencil and sprayed the ballerine with black spray mist and added gold watercolour splatters. 

I hope you'll join in our challenge, but not until you've come over to the Inkspirational blog and seen the work of our wonderful Guest Designer , Karren, and the rest of the DT.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon - make background
Just Add Ink  d for dancer
Card Mania  shabby chic
Watercooler Challenges  feminine