Saturday, January 07, 2023

Crafty Calendar January Challenge - Sheepski Designs Wild Roses Birthday Card

Good morning and a happy new year.   I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a great new year.  It's the first Saturday in January so we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme for this month is 'Add a Sentiment'


For my card I have used:

Wild Roses digital stamp from Sheepski Designs coloured with copics which has been fussy cut and added to the front of the card with foam pads.
The gold foiled background was created using the Spellbinders Dazzling Dots hot foil glimmer plate.
My sentiment is 'Happy Birthday'.


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See you laters....

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Seasons Tweetings Christmas Card

Good afternoon.

I have a card to share today that was inspired by the Tim Holtz Sizzix Remix Youtube live to use dies that are not officially Christmas/Holiday.


For my card I have used the following die sets:
665673 Robins in Hats (the scarf)

The background has been lightly splattered with white acrylic paint
The sentiment is from the Altenew Seasons Tweetings stamp set



Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  Happy Christmas. 

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Crafty Calendar December Challenge - Lawn Fawn Ready Set Snow Christmas Card

Good afternoon and I hope you are well today.  I've just got back from a day trip to Donna Nook in Lincolnshire, our annual trip to see the seals and their new pups so I'm a bit late posting today.

It's the first Saturday in December and over at Crafty Calendar we have our final monthly challenge for this year.  And the theme is 'ANYTHING GOES'.

I decided on a shaker card for this month and have used non-traditional colours.


For my card I have used:
Lawn Fawn stamp set 'Ready Set, Snow' coloured with copics.
The snow globe shaker was cut with my Cricut and then coloured with copics.  I cut eight layers of the snow globe and glued them all together to create the shaker so I didn't need to use any 3d foam.
I stamped snowflakes on the pink background using the MFT 'Snowflake Flurry' stamp set.
The pink candy cane stripe frame is an old digital paper from 'Pink Petticoat/The Lovely Studio' called Raspberry Coulis Candy Cane Stripe which I printed and then cut a frame on my Cricut. 


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Saturday, November 05, 2022

Crafty Calendar November Challenge - Sweet Rudolph Christmas Card

Good afternoon, I hope you are keeping safe and well.  I've just had a week off work and we were out and about with tickets for a Snooker tournament in Bolton that Martyn had for his birthday and then back to Birmingham for the Creative Craft Show at the NEC so today has been spent catching up with jobs around the house and emails, etc.

As it is the first Saturday in November we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
'ANYTHING GOES'


For my card I have used:

Sweet Rudolph from Mirtillamente coloured with copics.
Papers are from the Echo Park A Lumberjack Christmas digital paper pack.



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See you soon x

Monday, October 31, 2022

Mr Bones Glow in the Dark Halloween Card

Good morning, Happy Halloween.  I have another Halloween card today and it's another glow in the dark one.


For this card I have used:
Mr Bones die set from Sizzix cut from glow in the dark card.
The background is ink blended using distress oxides in Black Soot, Villainous Potion, Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch and then a light spray of Empty Tomb distress mica stain.
The sentiment is from the Sizzix Bold Text Halloween die set.

(Glow in the dark effect)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

See you later x

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Glow in the Dark Spooky Eyes Halloween Card

Good morning, I hope you are safe and well.  I have a Halloween card to share today.  I had to wait until today after the card had been delivered to the recipient.


For this card I have used:
Spooky Eyes stamp from Simon Says Stamp.
This was stamped onto glow in the dark card, which was challenging, the glow in the dark card has a coating which is like trying to stamp on sandpaper.  I ended up stamping and then coating with black embossing powder to try to get even coverage.
The sentiment is from the Sizzix Bold Text die set

(Glow in the dark effect)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog

See you soon x

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Halloween Grave Yard Card

Good afternoon.  I hope you are safe and well.  A bit late posting today due working this morning and I then had an appointment to get my Covid autumn booster jab and when I get back home, I realised I had forgot to schedule my post.

We are now in October and the weather has started to turn colder.  After going on holiday and having hot weather in Paris and at Disneyland at the start of the month I have definitely noticed the change in temperature since I got back.  I had resisted switching on my heating but when I was sitting at my desk working and started to contemplate whether to get a blanket and fill a hot water bottle, I decided it was time to switch the heating on.

Today is the first Saturday in October so over at Crafty Calendar we have a new challenge and the theme this month is:

HALLOWEEN



For my card I have used:

Grave and Bone Yard Scene digital stamp from Oddball Art.  The graveyard and bones scene image has been coloured with copics.
For the sky I have used one of the Stampers Anonymous Layering Moon Masks by Tim Holtz and blended distress oxide inks over it in Black Soot, Villainous Potion and Lucky Clover.
The bats are from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp set CMS451 The Scarecrow embossed in black.
The sentiment is from the Sizzix Bold Text Halloween die set by Tim Holtz.



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I'll see you soon x

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Crafty Calendar September Challenge - Sheepski Designs Snowboardin Snowman Card

Good afternoon, I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Wow can you believe it is September already.    I'm off to Paris for a few days tomorrow so I'm hoping the weather doesn't turn too cold or rainy.

It is the first Saturday of the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
'ANYTHING GOES'.

As it is September I felt it was sort of acceptable to do a Christmas themed card.  I don't normally start Christmas cards this early but I have made a couple already..


For my card I have used:
Snowboardin' digi stamp from Sheepski Designs coloured with copics.
The background is ink blended using Distress Oxides in Uncharted Mariner, Broken China and Salvaged Patina.
I then foiled the background using the Spellbinders Celestial Star Background hot foil plate
I'm not sure what you would call the card shape.  I've used this layout previously to create pop-up cards but have just used it as a card base this time and added my snowman snowboarding down the front snowy hill pop out section.
The sentiment is a piece of card coloured with copics so that it colour matched the snowman and I then added a hot foil greeting using one of the plates from the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Set.


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See you soon x

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Saturday, August 06, 2022

Crafty Calendar August Challenge using Rebel Hero from Paper Nest Dolls

Good afternoon, I hope you are keeping safe and well.   Currently here in Birmingham we are hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games and I was lucky enough to get tickets to some of the events so I have been busy travelling around the region to watch hockey, cricket and swimming.

Today is the first Saturday in August so we have a new challenge over at
Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
Anything Goes.


For my card I have used:
Rebel Hero from Paper Nest Dolls coloured with copics.  I then printed the image again on Frisket masking film and masked off the image so that I could do a distress oxide blended background.

I am a bit or a geek (well maybe a lot of a geek) and I love sci fi and especially Star Wars.  Those of you who aren't as geeky as me you might wonder why there are two suns in the sky.  I have blended my background to give the appearance that my rebel hero is on the Star Wars planet of Tatooine.  It is a sandy desolate planet that orbits a pair of stars...so it has two suns, I told you  I was geeky...


The sentiment was printed using a Star Wars font.

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ANYTHING GOES challenge and also check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor Paper Nest Dolls.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

See you soon x

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Crafty Calendar July Challenge Card - HettyClare The Hamster Vase

Good afternoon, I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Can you believe that it is July already.  I'm hoping the weather is going to improve a bit, it's a bit changeable at the moment.  I would ideally like nice weather on the days that I have got booked off from work during July, August and September but I suppose if it's raining on those days I could always do some crafting.....

It's the first Saturday in July so we have a new challenge for you over at
Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
ADD A RIBBON.


For my card I have used:
  • The Hamster Flower digi stamp from HettyClare coloured with copics.
  • I printed out a second image and I cut out the vase to create a stencil and then I applied Translucent Distress Texture Paste over the vase through the stencil... it gave it a lovely glossy finish you can just about see the shine on the vase where it has a layer of the paste
  • Happy is cut using the Lawn Fawn Scripty Happy Die (cut three from white card and one from a piece of card coloured with pink copics and then layered together)
  • A couple of pieces of ribbon banners in the corner.


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Crafty Ribbons

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, see you soon x