Saturday, December 01, 2018

Crafty Calendar December Challenge - Grumpy penguin Christmas Card

Good afternoon to all.   So here we are at the 1st of December and my Christmas decorations all went up today so I'm starting to feel a little bit Christmassy.  Today is also the first Saturday of the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme for this month is
'It's Christmas'

For my card I have used:
 Katzelkraft Grumpy Penguins rubber stamp
The background is blended Distress Oxides
The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Joyous Christmas Sentiments stamp set embossed in white



We are sponsored for this challenge by
who are offering one lucky winner a $25 gift voucher to spend in their store.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Christmas Creations and check out the gorgeous cards from the DT.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll be back tomorrow with day two of my Christmas Creations Advent

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Crafty Calendar November Challenge - Paper Piecing with Dr Digi

Good Afternoon, I hope you are having a fabulous day, my post is a little late today as I have just arrived home from a day out at the Creative Craft Show at the NEC today so feeling a little tired and all shopped out.

I have a card to share today because it's the first Saturday in November so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme for this month is
'PAPER PIECING'
 
For my card this month I have used the Elliot & Elvis image from Dr Digi coloured with copics for the base and then have printed it onto four different papers from Pink Petticoat which have then been fussy cut and adhered on to the base, one paper for the hat, trousers and present ribbon, another for the jacket and hat rim, a third for the shoes and finally the tag.

Have then just stapled a couple of strips of the paper to the top right of the card,  I haven't added anything else as I didn't want to detract from the main image.


We are sponsored for this challenge by



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Paper Pieced creations and check out the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT using images from this months sponsor Dr Digi,

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon x


Saturday, October 06, 2018

Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Autumn Hedgehogs


Good afternoon, I hope everyone is having a good day, can you believe we are in October already and here in the UK Autumn has arrived.   It has turned a little chilly today and I have had to cave in and switch my heating on.

A new month so a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and for this month our theme is
AUTUMN.

For my card I have used:
 Hedgehog Leaves from this months sponsor Lemon Shortbread coloured with copics.
This has been mounted on kraft card and the the sentiment is from the MFT Happy Hedgehogs stamp set embossed in white.


This card went to my niece filled with a stash of Lego cards that I had been collecting for her.


We are sponsored for this challenge by


who is offering his months winner three digital stamps of their choice.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Autumn themed creations and while you're there check out the gorgeous DT cards using other images from this month sponsor Lemon Shortbread.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Crafty Calendar September Challenge - Unusual Folds with Lili of the Valley

 Good afternoon all.  Have just got in from work so time to fit in a post before I head off out again to the theatre.  

It's the first Saturday in September so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme for this month is
"Unusual Folds".

The weather today in the West Midlands is gorgeous so it seems wrong to be posting my card because I went for a Christmas themed image for this months challenge, but I love the bears from this months sponsor Lili of the Valley so just had to use one.


My card for this month is a new one for me, A gatefold easel card....

The image is James in the Snow from Lili of the Valley that I have coloured with copics and added a fluttering of Glamour Dust and the DPs are from the Daisy and Dandelion 'A Winters Tale' Christmas Collection paper pack.   The greeting on the belly band is also from Lili of the Valley.
No embellishments added otherwise I might not have been able to close the card...



We are sponsored for this challenge by:

https://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/ 
who are offering one luck winner three £2.99 digi stamps of their choice.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your unusual fold creations and check out the gorgeous creations from the other DT members using different images from this months sponsor Lili of the Valley.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Crafty Calendar Dots and Stripes August Challenge with A Day For Daisies

 Good morning all.  I hope everyone is well today, we still have warm weather here in the UK which I love but I have found it a little to warm to be sitting in my craft room, so not getting much crafting done at the moment.

Can you believe that it's August already...today is the first Saturday and so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme this month is
Dots and/or Stripes

For my card I went with both so I have a dot and stripe overload.


I have used:

Digital stamp 'Little Striped Dress' from 'A Day for Daisies' coloured with copics
The balloons are coated with Glossy Accents.
The DP's are from My Minds Eye Lime Twist 'Fly a Kite' paper pack
The cloud and ground background was created using the My Favorite Things stencils Mini Cloud Edges and Drifts and Hills with Distress Oxides in Twisted Citroen and Broken China.
Had to also add a few sequins.

We are sponsored for this challenge by

who are offering a $12 voucher to spend in their store for one lucky winner.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Dots and/or Stripe creations and also check out the gorgeous DT cards using other images from out sponsor A Day for Daisies.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Crafty Calendar Totally Girlie Challenge - Pink Gem Unicorn Frame


Good afternoon. Hope you are having a great day.  Here in the UK the weather is still fabulous so I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts in between work and the World Cup.

It is the first Saturday in July so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme for this month is
"Totally Girlie".

For my DT project no card this month !!!  For a complete change I decided to do a box frame with a quote we all should live by...


Ingredients:
8" Box frame
Mount created from white card sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray in Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise and Crushed Grape with a 4" square aperture cut into the centre.
The quote in the frame is Always Be a Unicorn from Lori Whitlock which I printed with my laser printer and foiled using with rainbow deco foil and a laminator .
The image is Unicorn Jodie digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs coloured with copics.
The stars are chipboard coloured with copics.



We are sponsored for this challenge by:

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php 

and

https://www.craftyribbons.com/


Please pop over to Crafty Calendar to share your creations in this months challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Now off to watch the footie....Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Embossed Bird Birthday Cards with Avery Elle and Pretty Pink Posh

Good morning, It's been nearly two weeks since my last post, have been busy with work, lots of overtime at the moment and am also enjoying the world cup (who'd have thought!!) so just haven't had the time to post anything.  No work today due to going to the theatre this afternoon so time to get a little blog post done.

I've got two cards to share today with the same layout, using the same embossing folder but with different colours and stamps.

I've embossed on to white card and the embossed detail has been highlighted using Metallic Rub Ons and I used ink pads to colour the edges of each of the base cards.


The first card is using a couple of images from the the Avery Elle Toucan Party stamp coloured with copics.


The images on the second card are from the Hummingbird Thanks stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh coloured with Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pens.



Just a quick post today because I'm now off to get ready to go to lunch and then the theatre.

Thanks for taking the time stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Alcohol Ink Background & My Favorite Things Father's Day Cards

Good Afternoon.  Footie is on so time for a quick post with a couple of Father's Day cards that I made.

A couple of weeks ago I had a play with alcohol inks and created a load of backgrounds so I've decided to use a couple of these for my Father's Day cards.  One in blue for my Dad and one in green for Martyn's Dad


The alcohol ink background has been mounted onto black card,


Dad has been cut using my ScanNcut.  I was after a script font that had little 'tails' on the uppercase letters so that they would weld nicely with the lower case and I found a font online called 'Candlelight' which was perfect for joining the letters together to get the effect I wanted.   I welded the letters in the Brother Canvas, cut it six times from silver card and glued three of them together for each card.


The sentiments are from the My Favorite Things All About Dad stamp set, stamped on black card and embossed in white.


A few drops of silver pearl 3D enamel effects to finish.

Loving the alcohol ink backgrounds and I still have a few left to use on future cards, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Distress Oxides and My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Saturday,  As well as a workathon week I now decide to go in on a Saturday.....another six hours of work today.....am I mad.....probably.

Todays card is another rainbow effect this time using Distress Oxides.


I stamped the My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Stamp and embossed in white.  I then blended distress oxides over the top of the embossing starting with Candied Apple, then using Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet and blending together where they met to try to get a rainbow effect, followed by a spritz of water.

The birthday sentiment is chipboard from Make It Crafty.  I coloured the top layer with copics still trying to keep with the rainbow theme and I then embossed with clear ultra thick embossing enamel, the backing layer is coloured with a black copic marker.  The Happy sentiment is from an old wooden rubber stamp I have in my stash which stamped on black card and embossed in white.

A few sequins and a button to finish. 


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon...

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Playing with Alcohol Inks and My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns.

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Tuesday.   I'm getting ready for a workathon, from today for the rest of the week I'm working a seven and a half hour day and then I'll be doing another two and a half hours overtime on top of that, so no time for crafting this week I'll definitely be too tired when I get home after my ten hour days....

Luckily I had sometime at the weekend to have play with my alcohol inks so over the coming weeks I have a few cards to share that I made with the results.  I've never really embraced alcohol inks so I thought it was time to give them a whirl instead of them just languishing in a drawer.


For this card I tried a technique that uses alcohol hand sanitiser along with the alcohol inks.

I coated glossy card with hand sanitiser and then added some drops of alcohol inks, I knew I wanted a rainbow effect so just used four colours and blended to get the other rainbow hues.  When the alcohol inks had been added just used my finger to mix them into the hand sanitiser and blended them where I wanted the orange & green then allowed to air dry (don't use a heat tool due to the fumes that it creates).

When it was dry I mounted it onto a 6"x4" card.  The unicorns are from the My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns set.  These were stamped with Memento London Fog ink and coloured with copics.   The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.

Just a few dots of 3D liquid enamel effects to finish.


Bit of a change for me getting so messy but I quite liked it.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon....