Monday, 30 December 2013

We are Sailing

I haven't joined in with CD Sunday for the last couple of challenges - I've meant to, but somehow not met the (extended) deadlines!  This week I'm in nice and early for the 'We are sailing' challenge. I used an image from Joanna Sheen Cardmaker's Year CD which I matted onto blue and then kraft card. I added patterned paper (Tilda) , die cuts, a button and some washi tape saying 'all aboard'.

As well as CD Sunday, I'd also like to enter:
Allsorts Brown with blue
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Boxes and Bags

Being totally unable to measure accurately, the Silhouette Cameo has transformed my box-making. Here are three boxes/bags I have made recently:
1) (picture above). This box was made to put homemade biscuits in as a gift. It's not a cheap packaging option as I used the best part of 3 12x2 cs and 2 Basic Grey patterned papers!

2) I've used the cutting file for this tote bag before but this time I did it Christmas style and put inside a gift for my niece.

3) This little seed packet is one of three I made for the kids. This Christmas, I have overused this reindeer cutting file which I created  from a digi stamp and this time I used the negative cut into the seed packet and covered it with acetate. Colour-wise I went rustic rather than Christmas.  The packets were filled with oats and glitter that they sprinked outside for Santa's reindeer on Christmas eve.

I'd like to share these with:
Little Red Wagon  Anything Christmas
Just Add Ink  Christmas Project

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Inkspirational Challenge 46 - Anything Goes

So while I've got all my Christmassy supplies out, I thought I'd scrap some old Christmas photos.

These are of my son in 2009 at nearly 3 years old. I used papers from Papermania and Cosmo Cricket. I die cut some Christmas trees and drew lots of wobbly borders. The title I used is also the title of one of the books he's 'reading'.

This is my DT project for this week's Inkspirational challenge, and the theme is Anything Inkspirational Goes .
Whatever you're working on, why not link it up at Inkpirational

I'd also like to enter: 
Craft Your Passion Anything but a card
Crafting for All Seasons Anything Christmas but a card 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

{Pin}spirational Challenge 87 - Reels

Here's my DT project for the latest Pinspirational Challenge  and here's the photo:
I made a card shaped as a reel, using my Silhouette Cameo. The bear was supplied by our sponsors Bugaboo  and I coloured him with Promarkers and paper-pieced.  I think I could add a scrap of felt inside and use it as a needle case.

How does this photo inspire you? Come over to Pinspirational  and join in.

I'd like to enter:
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
Created with Love Anything Goes
Craftitude Button up

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Star Boy

Just as I finished making this card I had a stunning realisation: I've made enough Christmas cards! Any I make now are a bonus. I thought I'd never make it!

This card uses a Jellypark digistamp that I coloured with Promarkers and paper-pieced.

I'd like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Here come the boys Anything goes
Jellypark Challenge Christmas
Cards for Men Anything Goes

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Inkspirational Challenge 45 - Rockin' Robin

It's challenge time at Inkspirational and we have a photo inkspiration :
I believe that's a cardinal but we don't have them in the UK and I think many non-crafters wouldn't know what it is. So I went with the British Christmas bird - the robin redbreast.

The robin with the cage were cut out from a paper by My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment is glittered chipboard (also by MME I think, but a different range) . I stamped some musical notes and flourishes around the border of the backing paper (origin unknown) . I also die cut a corner.

If you visit the challenge blog at Inkspirational  you'll see the the DT (and Pia, our
GDT) have come up with a whole range of different ideas - not just birds.  Please join us.

I'd like to enter:
Bearly Mine Christmas Sentiment
Clear it Out Challenge Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers  Things with wings
Stampin for the Weekend Use some red

Polar Reindeer

The circular die- cut behind my reindeer is called a polar grid - I was thinking ...polar bears/ north pole...but when I looked it up it seemed to be all scary and mathematical! I sprayed the grid with irridiscent glitter spray - it shows up in real life but not on the photo - and nearly knocked myself out with the fumes!

The grid and the reindeer were both cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I embossed the reindeer with silver powder and stamped and embossed the sentiment.

I'd like to enter :
Lollipop Ladies Reindeer and grid
Artful Times Die cuts
Fab n Funky Challenges A touch of frost
Shopping our Stash holiday or winter
Kaboodle Doodles winter

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Lost in the Woods

I had a bit of trouble when making this card. I stamped the kraft card with my Hero Arts woodgrain stamp and then put it aside while I made other elements. When I went to stick it all together, I couldn't finds the kraft layer. I spent ages searching for it until I gave up and cut a new piece, and just as I was inking up the stamp I noticed the original piece was right in front of me .....the stamping was so realistic it had 'disappeared' into the wooden table!

The reindeer was an image from a CD that I brought into Silhouette Studio, traced, cut and stamped with the woodgrain stamp. The white trees and 'noel' are also Silhouette cuts and the clock dial is a Tim Holtz die which I spray with gold mist.  I used snowfall acetate over the top.

I'd like to enter:
City Crafter Wood and Frame - this challenge was my original inspiration - the clock dial as the frame and the woodgrain stamp for the wood. As I was linking up I realised that I might have slightly misinterpreted and sorry if I got it a bit wrong.
Our Creative Corner Very vintage Christmas
The Squirrel and the Fox winter
Hobbycutz Make a scene
QKR Stampede It's starting to look a lot like Christmas
Pink Elephant winter