Saturday, April 06, 2019

Crafty Calendar April Challenge 1 Ribbon and 2 or more Designer Papers with Oddball Art

Good morning.  Hope you are having a good day, the sun is shining so what do I decide to do....tidy up and reorganize the craft room,  it seems to be taking forever, I'm beginning to wish I hadn't started it.

It's the first Saturday of April so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and this month we have a recipe for you:
Projects must have 1 Ribbon and 2 or more Designer Papers


For my shaped card I have used:

Cute Easter Basket from Oddball Art Co  printed onto card and then scanned using the Scan'n'Cut to create a shaped card and then coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils.

The eggs are paper pieced using papers from the Echo Park Easter Paper Pack from Snap Click



We are sponsored for this challenge by


who are offering a prize of a $10 gift card


who are offering a £15 voucher.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your creations in this months recipe challenge and check out the gorgeous creations by the DT using images from this months sponsor Oddball Art Co

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

One Stencil, Two Cards featuring Imagination Crafts and Distress Oxides

Good morning all.  I have a couple of cards to share today using one Imagination Crafts stencil and three distress oxide ink pads.


For this card I have inked through the stencil using distress oxides in Wilted Violet, Twisted Citroen and Picked Raspberry.

The sentiment is the Lawn Fawn Scripty Happy die cut out three times from black card and layered together.
The birthday sentiment is from the Concord and 9th Say Hello stamp set embossed in black.


For the second card the stencil had ink left on it from stenciling the previous card so I have just spritzed the stencil with water and  pressed a piece of paper on it for a reverse impression.  Just added a greeting and a few Nuvo Dream Drops for the finished card.


 Loving the muted watercolour effect.


Thanks for taking the time stop ny blog, and I'll see you soon. 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Monster Sized Birthday Card

Good morning. Hope you are having a good day, the weather is looking okay at the moment so I think it's going to be a good day apart from the fact I am at work so missing it all..

 I have a card to share today which is perfect for a little boy I know and this will be winging its way to Martyns nephew who is turning four.


I have used;
Monsters Sized stamp set from My Favorite Things coloured with copics.
I then cut them out with the Scan'n'cut.
The frame I made using lots of rectangles which I grouped together in CanvasWorkspace and then cut with the Scan'n'cut.




Just a short post today.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Foiled Flamingo Frame using the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Morning all.  Hope you are having a great day.

Just a quick post to share my first project using the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill.  A foiled flamingo frame (try saying that really quickly!!)


For this project I used the Brother Scan n Cut, I haven't tried it with the Cricut yet.

I have used an file called 'Be A Flamingo' from the Lori Whitlock SVG shop   I imported the file into Brother CanvasWorkspace and changed it from cut to draw.  I added a fill onto just the flamingo and then transferred the file to my machine.

I used rose gold foil onto black card and the Foil Quill coped amazingly with the flamingo fill section, I was a bit worried it might not have done.

The frame is a very sparkly rose gold frame I picked up from The Range, a bargain I thought at only £3.99.


The foil quill is easy to use.  Just drop into the blade holder, plug into a power pack, let it heat up for five minutes and away you go.


Now to see what else I can find to foil,  just waiting for my foils of many colours to arrive then expect to see foiling on everything....


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

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Altenew Bloom and Bud Bright and Colourful Birthday Card

Hi all on this Ash Wednesday,  Have you given something up for lent?  I have gone for chocolate, sweets and junk food, so hopefully I have enough willpower to get through to Easter.  

Today's post is a bright and colourful birthday card using an Altenew layering stamp and a large amount of orange ink.  I did start to regret my colour choice while stamping the image but in the end I do like the cheerfulness of it


For this card I have used
Altenew Bloom and Bud stamp set 
stamped in Catherine Pooler inks Tiara, Bellini, Tiki Torch and Tutti Frutti
The happy sentiment is Lawn Fawn Scripty Happy die cut from black card and embossed in clear embossing powder.
The birthday stamp is from the Concord and 9th Say Hello stamp set embossed in white.


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

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Crafty Calendar 'For A Child' March Challenge - A Day For Daisies Robot Card

Good afternoon.  Hope you are having a great day.  I'm just having a chillax after going out for a walk this morning and before heading out for a meal tonight so time to share my card for this months challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

Can you believe it's March already!!!   Our theme for this month is
'FOR A CHILD'
so I've made a card more suitable for a little boy.


For my card I have used:
Bot Two from A Day For Daisies coloured with Chameleon Pens (still practicing with these).
The circuit board backing paper was a download I found on etsy which I loved and felt was perfect for this robot card.
I cut the robot image with my scan n cut, added a frame, sentiment and star embellishments


We are sponsored for this challenge by


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your creations in this months challenge and while you're there check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor 'A Day For Daisies'.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog x

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lawn Fawn Bugs and Kisses Valentine's Card


Good morning and Happy Valentine's day.  I have a quick love themed card to share today using stamps from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn. 


For the card I have used:
My Favorite Things Hearts Entwined stamp heat embossed in white for the background and then covered the paper with water and added some watercolour paint.  Then a few flicks of watercolour over the top.
The images and sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn Bugs and Kisses stamp set.  The ladybugs are stamped with versafine and then watercoloured and die cut.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white.



Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog, see you soon.  

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Crafty Calendar February Challenge with Desmond the Dodo from Dr Digi

Good afternoon to all, I have just got back from work so before I do any thing else it's time to post my DT card for this months challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

Our challenge for this month is
ADD TEXTURE AND RIBBON


For my card I have used:
Desmond the Dodo from Dr Digi coloured with copics which I then cut with my Scan'n'cut.
The tartan DP is from the Craftwork Cards Contemporary Tartan Patterned Paper Pad.
The kraft card has been run through my cut'n'boss in an embossing folder and then slightly sanded to give texture.
The sentiment I created on my computer and added a little bit of ribbon and a few pearls.



We are sponsored for this challenge by



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your projects that have texture and ribbon in this months challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from our sponsor Dr Digi.

Thanks taking the time to visit my blog x

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Crafty Calendar January Challenge - Make it Flowery with Sheepski Designs

Good afternoon.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year to all.   I've been unwell for about three weeks but I tried not to let it spoil my Christmas and birthday (boxing day) and I received some gorgeous gifts.

We are now in January so we have a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Calendar and we start 2019 with the theme of
"Make it Flowery"


For my card I have used:
Tulip border digital stamp from Sheepski Designs coloured with Polychromos pencils.
The butterflies are stamped using Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes stamp set
The sentiment is from the Avery Elle Sentimental Too stamp set.

We are sponsored for this challenge by


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your flowery creations and check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs.

Now off to finish taking down all of the Christmas decorations as today is Twelfth Night so they need to be taken down.

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

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