Sunday, 17 February 2019

The Library - Spark Joy

At The Library, the book is Spark Joy by Marie Kondo .

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I read this book a few years ago , almost by accident. I saw it on my sister's Amazon wishlist and bought it for her, ended up reading it (it was surprisingly entertaining) and keeping it, and buying another copy for my sister! I've heard people talking about Marie Kondo a lot recently, due to her TV show. 

For my first project (above) I made a card that I hope has a joyous feel. 

I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations 
QKR Stampede 

Alphabet Challenge  bling


Although I've read the book, I haven't actually used her  de-cluttering methods- but my daughter has! 
Here, I made a scrapbook layout of her before and after pictures. 
I'd like to enter:
Lasting Memories - black, white, pink 
Crafty Friends 

I hope you'll join in the challenge at The Library. 

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valentine Birthday Hugs

It's my daughter's (Valentine's Day) birthday and this is the card I made her.

The background is alcohol inks and I used a border die and stamped sentiments.

I'd like to enter:
Watercooler 
Seize the Birthday 
Double D 

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Another card for The Note at The Library

I made another card for the challenge at The Library - The Note .

 The Note: The book everyone's talking about by [Folbigg, Zoë]
I stamped a Penny Black mouse, writing a note and did some scribbly colouring using Promarkers.

I stamped a heart-shaped balloon and added shimmer pen to it. Then I added a circular sentiment , an envelope and a three-part sentiment. Lots of stamping but all one layer! 

I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin  Valentines 


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Inkspirational - Text

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by the word 'text'.

Not only is this Concord and 9th flower stamp one of my favourite and best-used stamps ever, but it seems it is also a favourite of MANY others. The challenge is to keep it 'fresh'!

For the 'text' challenge I paper-pieced it with a book page - the book was about politics and some of the words still seemed too prominent so I also stamped a text stamp over the book page.  I coloured a little with grey marker and added black enamel drops and a scrap of stripy paper.

We have a guest designer for February - Lindsey, from Bashful Blogging - so please do come over and meet her.


I'd like to enter:


Sunday, 3 February 2019

The Library Challenge - The Note

At The Library, the book is The Note by Zoe Folbigg. 

The Note: The book everyone's talking about by [Folbigg, Zoë]
I recently read this book...well, tbh, I didn't finish it , as it just wasn't to my taste - but I do LOVE the cover, and I think you can see that from my first card. This card was just pure stamping - the vehicles are by Artemio, the sentiment Penny Black and the stiched-style border stamp is Mama Elephant. 

I'd like to enter:
Country View  black and white plus one 


For my second card I just used the title and went with musical notes  - the musical notes here , and the sentiment, are stamped but the main image is a digi by Mo's Digital Pencil. I cropped it and only used half the image so I had plenty of white space above it. I coloured the image with alcohol markers. 

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  winter blues 

I hope you'll join in the challenge at The Library. 

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Jolly Cat Christmas

It's snowing here in England so I can't think of anything I'd rather do than stay in and make Christmas cards!

Years ago, one of the papercraft magazines regularly printed a double-page spread of cartoon images. I was looking for something catty and Christmassy to enter Christmas Kickstart  and came across a scanned page of Fat Cat images. I used the snipper tool to isolate this one, enlarged it and printed it, Then I coloured it with Promarkers and glitter pens and added a stamped sentiment.

As well as Christmas Kickstart, I'd like to enter:
Crafty Addicts  purrfect day
Use Your Stuff  enamel dots
Casology
Winter Wonderland 


Tuesday, 29 January 2019

City Crafter - Flora Laura

I'm really sad that this is the final challenge at City Crafter, which will be closing down afterwards. I'll miss it hugely and want to say thank you to Kirsty and all the wonderful, supportive crafters I've met through the challenge.

Our challenge is to use a floral background. I hope you'll join in.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

The Library - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -reminder

I made another card for the theme at The Library . I've had this Kanban stamp for years and it always reminds me of a tattoo. I stamped and coloured it and stamped the sentiment from another set. I splattered it with gold watercolour paint.
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I'd like to enter:

Unicorn Challenge things with wings 
International Art and Soul  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been made into a movie 

Inkspirational - Sweet Things Photo




I think this will be the Valentine's card I give my partner. Before we met, I rarely had biscuits in the house (due to lack of self-control). Now, he almost always has a packet hidden somewhere and I spend an embarrassing amount of time trying to sniff them out!

Here is our inspiration photo at Inkspirational:
As you can see, I went with the cookies and the hearts.  I used two new stampsets that I've treated myself to : Waffle Flower Cookie Love and Mama Elephant Swinging Borders (the heart swirl) . I coloured them with Promarkers,....and that's all!

I hope you'll come over to Inkspirational and join in.

I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  love me and love my pet mouse !
Watercooler 





Tuesday, 22 January 2019

City Crafter - Cupcakes

This week at City Crafter, Lucille has chosen 'cupcakes'.  Here I combined four different stampsets and coloured them with Promarkers.  

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter Just Us Girls