Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inkspirational Challenge- Graffiti Stamping


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is Graffiti Stamping.  This is new to me and, even though this card wasn't my first attempt, it isn't a good example of it. In fact, if it was street graffiti , I think I'd chuck away my spray cans! Thank goodness you have the rest of the Inkspirational DT to be inspired by!

Why don't you head over to Inkspirational and give it a go?

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Birthday Case #3 with Prize!

We're still celebrating our birthday at City Crafter  and we'll be having CASE challenges all month with the chance to win prizes.

This week we'd like you to CASE this fantastic card by Stella  (below):
Stella's Card
For my DT card I stamped and paper-pieced a balloon (Mama Elephant?) and added a large sentiment made up from Avery Elle and Waffle Flower stamps. 

Case Stella's card and link up at City Crafter Challenge Blog, and then hop around and leave comments at the following blog list.





And here's what you could win: 

I hope to see your creation in the gallery!

I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin  paper piecing
Creatalicious birthday 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Pegasus

Glitter shot
I was lucky enough to win a prize at Crafting When We Can  and the prize was some digistamps by Fabrika Fantasy. To be honest, I probably would not have normally gone for these but I noticed the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations is 'mythical' , so I thought I'd try using this image to enter.


I printed it out and cropped it to focus on just part of the image. I found colouring it, with Promarkers, a little challenging so I hope I've got it right and it doesn't look weird- well, any more weird than a winged horse already looks! I just used two grey and a lavender markers,

I masked the horse and used a Crafter's Workshop template to stencil with Distress ink.  I stamped the sentiment (Alte New), and added Nuvo drops and a mat of glitter paper. Finally, I added glitter.

As well as Cupcake Inspirations, I'd like to enter:

Dream Valley  differently coloured hair
Crafty Cardmakers things with wings
Fab and Funky  fantasy
Inky Chicks  use purple

Spring at the Garden Centre


It's the last day of my annual leave and I'm relaxing by scrapping some photos and entering some challenges.

I'd like to enter:
Lasting Memories use the word spring
Sketch n Scrap 
Layout Sketches due April 30th

Eggs - Not Just for Easter

Before I went to my scrapbooking retreat recently, I looked around at some challenge themes and sketches, so I could work on them over the weekend, I noticed that Lasting Memories  had a challenge coming up - use bunnies, chicks or eggs.  I've been meaning to scrap this photo of my son in a giant eggshell for a while - it wasn't taken at Easter, but in summer.

But now I have it ready to upload to Lasting Memories, I'm having doubts about whether it fits the challenge . Does 'use eggs' mean feature them on the layout or do I need to add extra eggs? ( And that's without the worry about whether one egg is enough!)

Anyway, I will link it up and hope for the best,

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Modern Teacups

And another request from my daughter. She's going out to afternoon tea for her friend's birthday and so she wanted a tea themed card ...but NOT with a vintage look.

I found a black and white digi of stacked cups on Polkadoodles Picknix cd1 and I turned it into a electronic cutting file, which I cut on the Silhouette, The background is a Hero Arts birthday text background, clear embossed and coloured with Distress ink. The sentiment is Waffle Flower.

I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday  spring colours
Ooh La La  birthday
Seize the Birthday  birthday/ patterned papers

Friday, 14 April 2017

I Aint Lion


My daughter, well known for giving me last minute crafting challenges, actually gave me advance warning that she needed a baby boy card for her friend and it was made and given to her weeks ago.

THEN a few days ago she said to me 'They've called the baby Leo! Can you make a card with a lion on it?'

You can see I've done something a little experimental with shape on this card - not sure if it works - but if she doesn't like it she can always go to a shop and buy a card (gasp!).  Anyway, I stamped and white embossed the lion (Little Yellow Bicycle) and sentiment (Creative Expressions? ) and the stitch-like circle (49 and Market).

I'd like to enter:
Cardz4Guyz animals
Sisterhood of Crafters stamp it
4 Crafty Chicks  babies
Crafty Catz  animals
Creative With Stamps  baby

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Last Minute Birthday Card

Did I mention I was at a scrapbooking retreat last weekend?!?  Well, it turned out to be one woman's birthday and so I wanted to make a card at the last minute with the stuff I had with me. I made a background using Lindy's Stamp Gang gold stain and repeatedly stamping it with a Hampton border text stamp. Then I stamped the flowers (Impression Obsession) in red ink.  I made a black card base for it and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment.
I'd like to enter:
Use Your Stuff  flowers
That's Crafty  flowers
Unicorn petal power

Spring Card Kit Swap - Day 4


The fourth and final day of my card kit swap with Nonni and Pia. 

Today we are sharing the cards we made by mixing up the three kits.

For my first card (above)  I used the bunny from my kit, coloured with markers, The patterned paper was from Pia's kit and the speech bubble and enamel dots were from Nonni's kit.  I added sentiments by Creative Expressions.

I'd like to enter:
Creative with Stamps  baby
4 Crafty Chicks baby


The other day my grandson had hurt himself and was crying, so to distract him , I told him to choose himself an Easter card. This  was the one he chose without hesitation.

It could have almost been shown on day 2 because it's almost all Nonni's kit ( the eggs, the spotty paper, the speech bubble and the white embossed sentiment). But I added the washi tape from my own kit...I'm not sure if this will have survived the journey to Pia and Nonni !

I'd like to enter:
Double D Challenges  neons/ brights



Finally, I made the background for this card by spraying through a doily from my own kit. The resin butterfly ( which I coloured with gold wax and a green powder) and the branch are from Pia and the blossoms were punched from Nonni's paper. I added an Alte New sentiment and gold liquid pearl.

I'd like to enter:
Time Out  photo (below)


And I still have bits left over from the kits to play with!

This has been such a fun swap - Nonni and Pia are two amazing crafters and really lovely people to swap with and I hope you will go and see all their four Spring Card Swap posts.

Shouldn't have gone to....

Here's another layout I made last weekend. I had taken my grandson with me to collect my glasses and he started to clown around with a display pair.

I made the title using the Silhouette , using both fonts and print-and-cut.

I used this sketch for the challenge at Rochelle Spears :