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.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your creations in this months 'Anything Goes' challenge and check out the gorgeous DT cards using other images from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

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.

We are sponsored for this challenge by:


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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.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:


Crafty Ribbons

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your makes in this month ADD A RIBBON challenge and check out the gorgeous DT cards using other images from this months sponsor.

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Monday, June 06, 2022

Sewing Themed Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are well today.  I have a card to share that I made for my sister-in-law   It was her birthday yesterday so it's safe to share this now.

She loves sewing and needlework so that was the theme for this card.


I have used:
Distress oxide blended background using Faded Jeans, Salvaged Patina and Kitsch Flamingo.
I have sewn a piece of acetate on top to create a pocket.  I don't think I have ever sewn as straight as that...
 I have put sequins, paper cotton reels and paper buttons inside the acetate pocket.  
With my cricut I have print and cut a sewing machine (sewing machine, cotton reels and buttons are part of a sewing clipart collection from AnneIllustration over on Etsy)
I created and cut the word birthday three times out of white card using my cricut and then glued the cuts together. I also created an offset of birthday, cut this from vellum and layered this underneath.
The white embossed 'Wishing you a Happy' is from the Woodware Birthday Strips stamp set.


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

See you soon x

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Alphabet challenge blog - E for embossing
Paper Funday Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create -Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge BlogAnything Goes

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - All Dressed Up Summer Bird Card

Good morning and a happy jubilee weekend to you if you are in the UK.   I'm enjoying the long weekend, we've had some nice weather the last couple of days but it's a bit overcast at the moment, hopefully it will brighten up soon for any jubilee celebrations that are happening today.

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

When my computer told me on the 31 May that it was World Parrot Day (didn't even know that that was a thing) I felt a parrot themed card was in order.


For my card I have used:
Summer Bird by All Dressed Up Stamps coloured with copics and polychromos pencils.
I die-cut some flowers and coloured those with copics and added them to the image with some clear crystal dewdrop embellishments.
The background is two toner sheets from the Gina K Designs Vibrant Vines foil-mates pack that have been foiled with Deco Foil Lime Green and Summer Rainbow.


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Thanks for visiting my blog, see you soon. x

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Sheepski Designs Floral Heart Birthday Card

Good afternoon.   I have just got back from a weeks holiday in Dorset so my post is a little later than planned.  Lots of delays on the motorway added time to the journey.

We have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this week is 
'ANYTHING GOES'


For my card I have used:
Floral Heart digital stamp from Sheepski Designs printed in pink on pink paper and then coloured with a combination of copics and polychromos pencils.
I cut a heart from the centre of the image and then layered another three hearts from white card behind it to raise it up.
Added a stamped and embossed sentiment on the heart and a die cut birthday sentiment (3 layers of white card glued together to give it some dimension)


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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Basket Pop-Up Card

Good afternoon. I hope you are safe and well and are having a nice Easter Sunday.  

Todays post has an Easter card that I made using a project design available on Cricut Design Space.


Easter Basket Pop-Up Card design from Cricut Design Space.
Bunny and sentiment on the front of the card are from the Some Bunny stamp set by Simon Says Stamp



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#staysafe x

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Sizzix Easter Cards with Oliver and Papercut Chicks

Good afternoon, I hope you are keeping safe and well today.  Are you ready for Easter?  I did a bit of last minute batch card making so I have a couple of  Easter cards to share with you today using Sizzix colorize dies and distress oxides.


For this card I have used:
Distress oxide blended background using Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina and Peeled Paint
I created the Easter sentiment using my cricut.


For this card I have used:
Distress oxide blended background using Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina and Peeled Paint
I created the Easter sentiment using my cricut.

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

#staysafe

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Oddball Art Hippie Flower Peace Van Birthday Card - Crafty Calendar April Challenge

Good afternoon.  I hope you are keeping safe and well.  It's April already and as it's the first Saturday of the month we have a new challenge
 over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme this month is
'ANYTHING BUT SQUARE'


For my card I have used:
Hippie Flower Power Peace Van from Oddball Art.  I stamped daisies on the van and also one on each of the wheels and then coloured the image with copics.   My colours were inspired by the worlds greatest van: the mystery machine from Scooby Doo.
I created a shaped card base to match the van in Cricut canvas and cut out using my Cricut Maker.
I then added the sentiments and clear gems in the centre of each flower


We are sponsored for this challenge by:


Please pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months challenge which runs until the 28th April and also check out the other gorgeous DT cards using images from this months sponsor Oddball Art.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Stay safe and I'll see you soon x

#staysafe