Saturday, 21 July 2018

Let me get this off my chest....

I love paper-piecing but I can't deny it's a fiddly job. No matter how careful I am , somehow, I'm bound to cut out all the pieces and still find a piece missing when I come to assemble it.

And today was no different - I cut out the scarf, put it aside, then had to search all over for it till I gave up and did it again.

Later, I sat down at my PC to read some emails, felt an irritation in my cleavage, fished down and found...the cut-out scarf! How???!!!

I'd like to enter;
Always Fun  paper-piecing
Cardz 4 Galz food and drink
Use Your Stuff birthday
Brown Sugar  two patterned papers 

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Thirsty Work

Here's a layout I made to join the  CSI Challenge  . The cloud paper and the letter stickers are by Echo Park.  I added black and white patterned paper to a chipboard cloud (top right) and doodled a border. The background was made with a yellow ink pad.

Here's the 'evidence': colours, stripes, woodgrain pattern, lemon, banner, clouds, straw, black and white pattern . words- refreshing, bright ....adorable????

I'd also like to link up at Binimi Moose. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Guest Designer at Cas Christmas - Poinsettia - Reminder

I'm enjoying being Guest Designer at CAS Christmas . Thank you for all the lovely visits and comments from the Design Team. 

We're now midway through the Poinsettia challenge and so here's my second card. I actually used four different stamp sets here - the easel, the pot of brushes, the greeting and the same Avery Elle poinsettia stamp I used on my first GD card. I coloured everything with Promarkers.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin  hobbies
Shopping Our Stash Christmas
Papercraft Challenges  xmas
ABC Christmas  o for on the canvas/easel

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Pineapple

This week, at City Crafter, Amy has picked a pineapple theme.

For my DT project I made a fridge magnet - yes, that silver thing in the picture is my fridge! I used a cut-file and sheet of Silhouette magnet paper, and I cut the pineapple out of a mix of plain and glitter cardstock, using my Silhouette machine.

Please come and play with us at City Crafter.

I'd like to enter:
Pause, dream, enjoy  anything goes 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Santa and Wreath

Just trying to cool down by making Christmas cards!

I stamped Santa and coloured him with Promarkers and then masked him off. I stamped the wreath (Penny Black) three times in different coloured inks. The sentiments are Avery Elle.

I'd like to enter:
AAA Cards
Stamp Ink Paper 
Happy Little Stampers Christmas 
Crimbo Crackers 
I love Promarkers  Christmas

Guest Designer at Lasting Memories - Throwback to Your Glory Days

I hope you don't think this is a vintage photo, as that little girl on the far left is me - and I'm not vintage! The weird girl is my sister (she'll never catch me on here!)

I'm very much enjoying my month as Guest Designer at Lasting Memories. This week , the challenge was to scrap a photo from our past. I also decided to use some stash from my past (everything is very old, apart from the wooden letters and birds), and a technique from my past (the fake double-sided paper on the corners).

I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. 

Lasting Memories

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Naut Again!

Nautical but Nice - it's my favourite pun and it's not the first time I've used it and it probably won't be the last!

Here I scrapped some photos from 2015, using some very old stash. There are three papers from The English Paper Company and one by Basic Grey. I found myself browsing scrapbooking kit clubs last night and had to restrain myself and resolve to use up the stash I already have.

I'd like to enter:
Rochelle Spears  sketch
Papercraft Challenges red, white, blue
Through the Purple Haze  marine 
Double D  I hope you accept layouts - I couldn't see anything in the rule for or against.

What's cooking?

Made this for some challenges:
Shopping Our Stash feed me
Passion for Promarkers  hip to be square (coloured with Promarkers)
Crafty Friends  food
Sweet Stampin occupations
Do-Al (1) Creative thanks Doris

Inkspirational Challenges - Birthday

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is the word 'birthday'. An easy challenge at last!!! Here I used a Craftwork Cards balloon (the sentiment is part of the stamp, black embossed onto a Distress Ink background from my bits box. The layer on top of the base is also from the bits box. I think it was made with Gelatos- I never got to grips with them. I really must dig them out and either use them or get rid of them.

Anyway I defy you to say you don't need any birthday cards. Make birthday cards and join in our challenge!

I'd like to enter:
Alphabet Challenge  happy birthday

Friday, 13 July 2018

New Team Member

I made this card for my work colleague who's just had her third child (first daughter).
shimmer shot 
I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  stars 
Cardz4galz little girl