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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Crafty Calendar August Challenge - Fun In The Sun Bugaboo Card

Good afternoon to all.  I hope you are all having a good day.  Can you believe that it's August.....more than half the year has gone already.  This year's been a bit up and down, latest thing is OH's mom being in hospital but she's on the mend now so that's good.

It's the first Saturday of the month and we have a new challenge over Crafty Calendar and our theme for this month is
"FUN IN THE SUN".
Here in the UK today the weather is gorgeous and sunny so it was a shame that I went to work this morning and missed some of it.

For my card I have used:
Crab Boat by Bugaboo Digi Stamps coloured with copics and then fussy cut.
The waves have been cut using my cricut and a svg called Wave Border from Miss Kate Cuttables.
The background was created by blending distress inks over some cloud masks.




We are sponsored for this challenge by

http://www.bugaboostamps.com/

who is offering 7 digi stamps to one lucky winner

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your FUN IN THE SUN creations and don't forget to check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Now I think I might go and see what happening in the Olympics at the moment

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you all soon....

Hugs x

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Crafty Calendar July Challenge - All Dessed Up use a Die or Punch card

Good afternoon.  I hope everyone is having a good day, a little bit late posting today but I had to wait until I'd got home from work.  It's been a few weeks since I posted a card because I had a little bit of an accident with my laptop and managed to smash it's screen (I put something on the keyboard and then forgot it was there and closed the lid....very silly) so it's taken a few weeks to get properly back online.

It's the first Saturday of July so that means we have a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Our theme for this month is
"USE PUNCHES AND/OR DIES".

For my card I have used:
'Smile it's your Birthday' digital image from All Dressed Up coloured with copics.
The heart is cut using a Sizzix die and the film strip was cut using my Cricut Explore and a SVG file called 'Film Strip Frames' from My Scrap Chick 



We are sponsored for this challenge by:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alldressedupstamps

who is offering 2 digital images to the lucky winner.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your creations using a punch or die and don't forget to check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Now off to the Little Craft Room to try to escape the sport overload that going on in our house at the moment with Wimbledon and Euro Championship Football....

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you all soon....

Hugs x

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tiddly Inks Skater Girl Wryn Birthday Card

Good morning .  I hope everyone is well.  What an amazing week of weather we had here in the Midlands.  On Wednesday due to the amount of rain that fell in a short amount of time every route home from work was flooded.   I don't think I've ever seen rain like it, a number of vehicles were submerged, so I decided the only option was to park up and head to the pub to wait it out....I know a number of people that had their homes flooded so I was lucky it just affected my route home.

This weekend is celebrating the Queens 90th Official Birthday with the trooping of the colour and street party in the Mall.  My Brownie pack had our own red, white and blue tea party on Thursday celebrating the occasion with red, white and blue cupcakes, jellies and biscuits and making paper plate crowns.  I have a card to share today and it's just by coincidence it's in a patriotic red, white and blue.

I have used:
Tiddly Inks Skater Girl Wryn coloured with copics.
DP's are from my stash.
Red, white & blue ribbon threaded through a star border die cut


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Playground Challenge - Tic, tac, toe (Buttons, patterned paper, ribbon)
Alphabet Challenge - H for Hand Coloured
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
DL ART - Red, White & Blue



Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend.

Hugs x 

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Another Stamping Bella card to share with you this morning, this is using one of the Tiny Townies which I love.  I made this birthday card for my Sister-in-Law along with a coordinating gift card holder.

For this card I have used:
Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero coloured with copics.
DP's are from the Forever Friends Kraft Notes paper pack


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Tic Tac Toe (Use a die, Image birthday or sentiment, use a die, pearls)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes





Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Crafty Calendar June Challenge Card - Fathers Day/For a Male

Good morning.  Hope you are all well.  Well we're in June,  the year is nearly half way through.  With two bereavements in the family, I had a sad May so here's hoping June is better which I'm sure it will be, summer will have arrived and the sun will be shining, oh I nearly forgot that I'm in the UK so it will probably be cold and rainy just for a change....

It's the first Saturday of the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.  The theme this month is
'FATHERS DAY / FOR A MALE'
so time to share your masculine themed creations.

For my card I have used:
Dr Digi's House of Stamps 'Spells for Beginners' digital image coloured with copics.
DP's are from the Gorjuss 6 x 6 paper pack.
The blue background has been liberally spritzed with Perfect Pearl mist.  It doesn't really show that well on the photo but in real life it shimmers and sparkles.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin'  - Father's Day/Special Man
Let's Colour Linky Party 10 - Anything Goes/Coloured
Creative Corner - Just For Men
Aloha Friday Challenge - Masculine Card
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes


We are sponsored for this challenge by:


Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps.  Our artist and founder cut his teeth in the craft world at the company "Just  Inklined", where his unique digis made a huge impression.  We're hoping to continue to entertain and amuse, with our growing catalogue of great value digis with a sense of humour.

Join us over at Crafty Calendar with your male themed creations and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

xx

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Digi Stamp Boutique Murphy Set 1 Birthday Card

Good morning.  Hope you are all okay today.  Can you believe it's the first of June already....time is flying by.

I have a birthday card to share today using a gorgeous image from Digi Stamp Boutique.
It was going to be a Fathers Day card but mid make I changed my mind and it is now a birthday card.

For this card I have used:
One of the images from Digi Stamp Boutique Murphy Set 1 coloured with copics.
The DP's are from my stash.
A couple of felt stars, a few pearls, a Craftwork Card greeting and some red ribbon completed the card. 


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Male Room - Critters or Bugs
Deep Ocean Challenge - Our Furry Friends
Scrap-Creations - Father's Day/Masculine Card



Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

xx

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy Birthday Card

Good morning.  Hope you are all okay today.

I have a card to share today using one of the Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamps.  I love these stamps and I don't use them often enough.

For this card I have used:
Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy coloured with copics.
The DP's are some offcuts from my stash.
Not added a great deal to this card other than a border with a bit of ribbon and a button, a greeting and a few pearls as I wanted the image to be the main focus.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Ellibelle's Creative Moments Lets Color Linky Party - Anything goes & something coloured
Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie



Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

xx

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gorjuss Girls Toadstools Birthday Card

Good Morning.  Hope you are all well today.

I have a card to share today using one of the Gorjuss Girl Urban stamps.

For this card I have used:
The Gorjuss Girls Urban Stamp Toadstools coloured with copics.
I have added a faux border to the image.
The DP's are some offcuts from my stash.
The greeting is made using my Dymo Embosser Daisy Wheel Labelmaker.




Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

xx

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Papermania Watercolour Rainbow Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Hope you are well this morning.

I have been playing with my watercolour paints again so I have a card to share today where I have attempted to make a rainbow effect background. 

I stamped the image Papermania Mini Stamp Fox with Archival ink and masked the image with Aquatint Liner.  When that was dry I brushed the watercolour paper with water and then added the different colours of watercolour paint in layers.  I spritzed the image with water to get the colours to blend and merge a little bit more.

When the watercolour was dry I removed the mask from the fox and coloured him with watercolour pencils and clear Wink of Stella.

The greeting is stamped with Archival Ink.  I managed to smudge some ink when I stamped the greeting  so I had to add the orange corner panel to hide my little mistake...



Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

xx

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Crafty Calendar May Challenge Mid Month Card - Things With Wings

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a good day.

Just a quick post with a reminder card for our challenge over at Crafty Calendar
The theme this month is
'THINGS WITH WINGS'
and you have until the 28th May to enter this months challenge.

For my card I have used:
Butterfly on a Toadstool digital stamp from Angie's Digital Stamps that I have embossed on watercolour card using a Ranger Emboss It pen and white embossing powder and have then coloured using Spectrum Aqua Pens.
I used blue & green watercolour paints for the background, I applied the colour then sponged it to get a softer mottled finish.
The greeting was stamped with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder (as you can tell white embossing powder is my favourite thing at the moment).
Mounted onto red and then blue card with 3 card candy in the corners and pearl dots added onto the image using Viva Decor Perlen-Pen


Still need to practise more with my watercolours....


We are have two sponsors for this months challenge so two prizes are up for grabs:

who is offering some digis to one winner

and

who is offering £10 to send in their store to the other winner.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar to share your 'Things with Wings' creations, don't forget you only have until the 28th May to enter this months challenge.

See you soon.

xx