Tuesday, 18 September 2018

City Crafter - Birthday Shaker

At City Crafter, Lucille wants us to make a shaker birthday card. 

For my DT card, I used a MFT pouch which I scanned into my Silhouette  to cut the aperture to size. I like these premade pouches as they leave lots of room for the sequins to shake around, something I find more challenging in a custom-made shaker. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.
I'd like to enter:
Passion for Promarkers  frog coloured with Promarkers 
Crafting with Dragonflies  anything goes 
Seize the Birthday  die cut 

Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Library Challenge - Oscar

At The Library ,  Stef is the Visiting Librarian (Guest Designer) and she's chosen the challenge - Oscar by Mauricio Segura. 

I confess - for the first time I've not actually read any of this book - every other book featured at The Library I've read at least excerpts from. But this is a relatively new book, written in French and the translated version is still quite expensive, even for the Kindle version...

I was inspired by the jazz pianist theme , and the cover.  I used a very old stamp by Stamps Happen and trimmed it into a loose shape. Then I coloured it using colours from the book cover. I think the image is quite masculine and the colours are more traditionally feminine ...but I must say, most men I know would be relaxed about that sort of thing these days. I added the 'stay cool' sentiment- not sure where it's from. 

Amazon.com: Oscar (Biblioasis International Translation Series) (9781771962254): Mauricio Segura, Donald Winkler: Books

I'd like to enter:
QKR Stampede  anything goes 
AAA Cards   the song Imagine, with piano accompaniment, 
The Male Room  the arcs on the image 

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Angel and Wreath

I was recently lucky enough to win a set of Penny Black stamps from ABC Christmas Challenge , and this little angel is from that set.  I used a wood-backed wreath stamp and a sentiment from a sentiment set and only afterwards realised that all these stamps were by Penny Black.

I stamped the angel and coloured her with Promarkers and gold aquapen (on wings , star and halo) . I masked the angel and stamped the wreath three times in gold and blue, with liquid pearl gold accents.

I'd like to enter:
Penny Black Saturday  anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  one layer card
CAS Christmas
Sparkles Christmas  blue and gold
Addicted to Stamps 

Forest Farewell

I didn't put a sentiment on this card but I think it would work as a 'goodbye' card for someone who was leaving work or moving away.

The stamp (it's all-in-one) is by Honey Bee and I paper-pieced the bear with some subtly patterned brown paper. I cut the trees on the Silhouette.

This would be good for The Library Challenge - Winnie the Pooh - it reminds me of Pooh and his friends in 100 Acre Wood.

I'd like to enter:
Dragonfly Journeys  paper-piecing
Use Your Stuff animals
Always Fun  Create a Scene
Animal Friends  in the forest

Princess Badge

Cocktail Shaker

I made this card (for a fantastic work friend) a few weeks ago - I was really pleased with it but I must say, it's not particularly photogenic.  The pink is pinker in real life and the cocktail glass glitters and shimmers...

I designed and cut the cocktail glass it on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges  special occasions
Seize the Birthday  die cuts
Casual Fridays 
Cut it Up  birthday

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

City Crafter - Fall Colours

At City Crafter, Amy wants us to use fall/ autumnal colours.

For my DT card, I made a shaker using a Tonic leaf die and pouch. The image is Stampoin Bella, coloured with Promarkers and I embossed the copper cardstock with a Spellbinders folder.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
That's Crafty  forever autumn 
Crafty Friends embossing 
I love Promarkers  no patterened papers 

Saturday, 8 September 2018

The Applecart

I've noticed a few apple/ fruit themed challenges around lately so I made this to join in. 

I recently was lucky enough to win a gift voucher from Happy Little Stampers (thanks Kylie) and I chose the set that contains this big Thanks stamp. I stamped the cart (brand unknown) and apples (Your Next Stamp) and added some white highlights. 

I'd like to enter:


My daughter recently got engaged to a (female) police officer, so it's the perfectly opportunity to use the Hunkdory  cops and robbers theme stamp set.  I just stamped and masked the characters and stamped the police car behind. The sentiment is Avery Elle.

I'd like to enter:
Double D wheels
Less Is More 
Case This Sketch 

Inkspirational - Doily

Our new Inkspirational challenge is 'doily', chosen by Yvonne.  Here I made a Christmas card. A significant percentage of cards I've made lately have been Christmas cards.

We have a great Guest Designer , Toni, so I hope you'll pop over to the challenge blog and see what she and the rest of the DT have made, before entering your own doily project. 

I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers  creatures
Shopping Our Stash  colouring
Winter Wonderland Christmas joy
Stamping Sensations b for bird 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

City Crafter - By Sea or Sky

I chose the challenge at City Crafter this week . My inspiration came from a photo I took of a shop in Cowes High Street, where we were staying in the Isle of Wight. The shop was full of models and pictures of boats, ships, old-fashioned planes and hot air balloons.

For my DT project I decided to scrap the photo of the shop, using a very old Basic Grey collection and various stamps.

I hope you'll join in at City Crafter.