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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Crafty Calendar White on White Challenge Card.


Afternoon to all.  Is anyone organised and ready for Christmas yet?  I know it's the same time every year but it seems to me that December has comes around so quickly.......I have been busy making Christmas decorations that my Brownies sold to raise funds at our annual Christmas concert and then there was the organising of the concert so my own Christmas planning and crafting has taken a bit of a back seat.   We managed to raise £105 with our decorations and £50 donations for Children in Need so it was worth the hard work it in the end.

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

For my card I have been having a little play with some new goodies that I got from the NEC back in November at the Hobbycraft show.

My first time using PaperArtsy Grunge Paste and Clarity Stamp Stars Wreath Stencil and I'm quite pleased with the results.  I think I need a little more practise though.

The image is from Pink Petticoat and it is from the Frosty Friends stamp set.



We are sponsored for this challenge by:


Who are offering these four stamps to the lucky winner.


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join in our White on White Challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Crafty Calendar All Things Christmas Challenge

Good afternoon to all.  Hope you all had a happy Halloween, but can you believe that means it's now November!  Because of the making of all my Halloween decorations (in my home it was a pinterest inspired Halloween) I'm now behind with my Christmas cards, projects and planning so.....

It's the first Saturday in November and we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calender and our theme is
ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS
so at least I will have one more card ready.

For this card I have used:
"Twinkle Brrr" by this months sponsor Scribble Designs coloured with copics.
DP's are from the Boofle Christmas A4 Paper Pack.
The fairy lights are the Impression Obsession Die Christmas Lights
The greeting is from the Lily of the Valley Christmas Grungy Messages stamp set.



We are sponsored this month by:

who is offering the winner 3 digital stamps of their choice.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months "All Things Christmas" challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Crafty Calendar BINGO Challenge Christmas Card

Good morning to all.  I hope everyone is well.  It's October so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.  I know I'm a day late because the challenge went live yesterday but I've only just got back from my holiday.  I went to the Isle of Wight last week and the weather was amazing, I mean it's October and it was so warm and sunny we were in t-shirts all week, all my fleeces came back home unworn.

So even with the freakish warm weather my thoughts went to winter and have made a Christmas Card for this months challenge.

Our theme for this month is a BINGO challenge.  The Bingo board is included in this post so just pick a line from the board - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - and include the elements from that line on your creation.  Please also tell us in your post which line you've used.

For my card I have used:
Robyns Fetish image  'Paul Penguin Sleighing' coloured with copics.
DP's are some magazine freebies and so is the die that I have used to cut the snowflakes.

My bingo line - sparkle, die cuts, blue


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Lots of Snowflakes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes




We are sponsored for this challenge by



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months BINGO challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Leaves and Lace

Good Afternoon to all.  We're in September already and it's the first Saturday in the month so today we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme for this month is Lace and Leaves.

This theme would suggest something Autumnal but I decided on a Christmas themed project.

For my card I have used:
Poinsettia by Artbymiran - I had a go at a different technique with this card, I printed the image onto linen effect textured card and coloured with Coloursoft & Koh-i-noor pencils.  Quite like the result, will definitely use this technique again.
The DP's are from the Dovecraft Krafty Christmas paper pack.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - Red Poinsettia
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts - Early Christmas
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything goes


We are sponsored for this challenge by 



Pop over to Crafty Calendar to join us in this months challenge and to check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mermaid Anya Birthday Card

Good morning all.  I hope everyone is well.   I've been having a play with my Cricut explore and The Greeting Farm svg cut files so I thought I'd share my creation.

For this card I cut the Mermaid Anya svg file using the Cricut Explore and then stamped the  Mermaid Anya image on the cut out.  I lined up the stamp on the cut out with my
Stamp-a-majig, I then coloured the image with copics.

I'm not sure where the DP's are from, these were all offcuts in my paper stash and I thought they went quite well together.

The fish are cut from kraft card using a cuttlebug die.  I then coloured the fish using metallic rub on paste (which has been in my craft drawer for years and I've hardly ever used) and then covered them with glossy accents (doesn't really show on the photo). 


I then added pearls, my favourite embellishment, I think I manage to get pearls on every card I make.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft
The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday - Favourite Embellishment



Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Friday, August 08, 2014

I Heart Sweaters Anya Snowflake Card.

A very good evening to everyone.  I know it's August but is it too early to start thinking about Christmas cards?  I've had a couple of days off work and after taking my Brownie pack out for an exhausting day out yesterday, today was a day of relaxing so I spent some of it in my craft room and made a card just for fun, I wasn't planning a Christmas card, it just turned out that way.

For my card I have used:
The 6" snowflake card base is cut from The Range 300gsm white card using my Cricut Explore and an image from the Winter Lace collection.
The green snowflake is cut from a sheet from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Traditional Christmas paper pack.
The image is I Heart Sweaters Anya is from The Greeting Farm coloured with copics and cut with Spellbinder circle and scallop circle Nestabilities dies.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes for Christmas
STAMPlorations - Stamps & Die cuts
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes



Not many embellishments I know but I don't think it needed them.....

(The inside of the card using a stamp from  Sizzix Framelits Die Set 658279 - 3 dies and 3 coordinating stamps, bought recently from Sizzix for only £3.00, which I thought was a bargain)

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes Challenge Card

Good morning all.  Hope you're all having a good weekend.  Just a quick post to share my card for the new monthly challenge for August over at Crafty Calendar.

We realise that everyone is busy in August with school holidays and activities so our theme for this month is "Anything Goes" so any creations are welcome.

For my card I have used:
Hobbybook "Yummylicious" digital stamp coloured with copics.
The DP's are from the Dovecraft "Tea Party" paper pack.




We are sponsored for this challenge by


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months "Anything Goes" challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Saturday, July 26, 2014

DIY Monkey Birthday Card

Good morning all.  It's been a little while since I posted but it's just been too nice to stay inside, we don't get this good weather very often so we have to make the most of it while it's here.

But because today is Martyns birthday I'd thought I'd share his card.  This is a scheduled posting so at this moment in time we should be on the Motorway heading towards Liverpool.  I gave him the choice,  whatever he wants to to today,  so he has decided that he wants to take a ferry cruise on the River Mersey?  I'm under strict instructions not to sing "Ferry 'cross the Mersey" while we're on the boat, not sure I will be able to resist...

For this card I have used:
Digistamp Boutique - DIY Monkey coloured with copics
(because Martyn works for a tool supply company not because he is good at DIY)
The DP's are Pink Petticoat & DCWV



I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Fab'n'Funky - Walk on the Wild Side


I just have one other photo to share.  Last weekend we went to London and while we we there we went to see "The Crucible" at the Old Vic Theatre starring Richard Armitage (from The Hobbit, Robin Hood, Spooks, North & South) which is the most amazing play I have seen in ages.  After the performance we were lucky enough to meet Richard Armitage, who took time out to talk to us and is just as gorgeous in real life.....

(Me and Richard Armitage)

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Summertime Fun

Afternoon all.  I hope everyone is well.  Can you believe the first half of the year is over already.  It's the first Saturday in July so we have a new monthly challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar.
Our theme for this month is "Summertime Fun".

  When I think of summertime fun I think of the seaside so for my card I have used an image by Squiggle Fly called "Sally & Bella Head To The Beach" coloured with copics.
The DP's are from the Dovecraft "Sugar & Spice" paper pack which I think give the card a warm sunny feeling.



We are sponsored for this challenge by


Squiggle Fly who are offering the winner 3 digital images of their choice.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in our Summertime Fun challenge this month and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev xx

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Have a Sunny Day!

Good evening all.  I hope you've had a great weekend.  Have you made the most of the sunshine?
We went out for the day yesterday to Ludlow which is about an 50 miles away.  We had a walk around the castle, a picnic in the castle grounds and then a wander around the town.  So today inspired by the sunshine I have made a sunny card.

For my card I have used:
My Favorite Things "Everyday is a Picnic" stamp set coloured with copics.
My Favorite Things "Everyday is a Picnic" Die-namics die set.
My Favorite Things "Cloud Cover Up" Die-namics die.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Use a Stamp or Digi


Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day


Good morning all.  Hope you're having a good weekend.  Seeing as today is Fathers Day I thought I'd do a quick post to share the card that I made for my Dad.

I have used:
Mo's Digital Pencil Image - "Love You Daddy" coloured with copics.
The DPs are a mixture of Pink Petticoat, Dovecraft and MyGrafico.
The greeting is from Digistamp Boutique.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Use Two Different Dies
MilkCoffee Challenge - For a Dad/Special Male


Thanks for stopping by.

Bev  x

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Petals and Pearls

Hi everyone.  I hope everyone has had a good day and survived the storms unscathed.    It's the first Saturday in June which means we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme for this month is

PETALS AND PEARLS

so we should see  lots of pretty flowers and gems on this months projects.

For my card I have used:
Crinkles Daisy Framed image from Dilly Beans Digi Stamps coloured with copics.
DP's are from the LOTV Nitwit Paper Pack - Bonnets & Bowties


I've really practised my copic flicking technique on this one.....


We are sponsored for this challenge by



who are offering the winner of this challenge 3 digi stamps of the winners choice.

Pop over to to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months challenge with your Petals & Pearls creations and to check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by

Bev xx

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Lolly with her Brolly birthday card

 Good morning all.  Just thought I'd share a card I made yesterday.
I've been spending some of my evenings this week practising with my copics.    I use my copics nearly all of the time but I just felt in need of a bit of a refresher.   I probably would have been better doing this at my desk in the craft room but decided to have a bit of a change.  So I settled on the settee in the living room with my box of pens and bits of paper with the TV on in the background.   

I decided to colour a stamp I've had for absolutely ages and hadn't got round to using.  With this one I worked on shading techniques using my copics and then Koh-i-noor Progresso pencils blended with mineral spirit for an extra bit of shading.

For my card I have used:
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl - "Lolly and her Brolly" coloured with copics and Koh-i-noor pencils.
DP's are a mixture of Papermania Capsule Collection "Sunshine" and DCVW.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Natalie & Amy's Challenge - Rubber Stamping
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
7 kids Challenge Fund - Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Flowers


Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Sunshine and Showers Birthday Card

Good morning all.   Do you all have exciting things planned for the May Day bank holiday?  Hopefully the weather will be good so we can enjoy sometime outside.   Not sure what we're up to yet, maybe a trip to Bristol, we'll see.....

Well it's the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge over at
Our theme for this month is "SUNSHINE & SHOWERS".
It's that time of year when we're never quite sure what the weather is going to be like from day to day....hopefully May will be more sunshine than showers.

For my card I have used:
"Don't Rain On My Parade" from Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps coloured with copics.
The DP's are from a freebie I had with a magazine, the pack doesn't have a manufacturers name on but I will have to try and find out who they are by because I quite like them so I might try to get a few more...



We are sponsored for this challenge by:


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in our Sunshine and Showers challenge, check out the gorgeous DT creations and also wish a warm welcome to our new DT members Sue and Betty.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Easter cards and other creations

Happy Easter to all.  Hope you haven't eaten too many eggs.....I just thought I'd share my creations for this Easter... not just cards in this post, I've also tried my hand at a few other projects.

The first item is a card using Elzybells Chick Trio stamp coloured with copics.
The DP's are from the Me to You Easter paper pack.



The second card is using the Digistamp Boutique image Easter Treat Bunny coloured with copics.
Just a quick clean card which is unusual for me.  Only one sheet of patterned paper and not many embellishments.  The DP is from the Me to You Easter paper pack.



Now onto Easter gifts.  These jars are filled with Cadbury's Mini Eggs and have been decorated with Digistamp Boutique images 'Daffodil Chicklet' and 'Easter Balloon Chicklet' coloured with copics.

I thought the jars were a bargain......They're from Ikea and only cost £1.90 for four jars and they each hold about a pack and a half of mini eggs (the 100g pack)...




Next item is Chupa Chups bunny lollys and these were inspired from a post over on Pinterest.  They're made from  Chupa Chups lollipops, wooden beads painted with white acrylic paint, heart diecut funky foam for the feet, pom poms for the face and tail, white pipe cleaner ears and googly eyes.......Easter Bunnies




The last item is an Easter treat bag I made for my niece Holly.
It's a drawstring bag with lining and it's made from white felt and pink patterned cotton.
I didn't follow a pattern and it was loosely inspired by the sleepy bunny goody bag over on Pinterest but I knew that in my bag I wanted so I adapted the idea to a drawstring bag so that it suited my needs.   Luckily I managed to make it just about big enough to hold three packets of Cadbury's buttons and four Peppa Pig chocolate bars.







My Easter window...


Now I'm off to get comfy on the sofa and watch Endeavour.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x