Sunday, 13 October 2019

The Library Challenge - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The new book at The Library is Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, by JK Rowling. When it was first published in 1997, who could have predicted how popular this book would become? 

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One devotee is my grandson, and this birthday card was for him. I used a Bugaboo digi, coloured with Promarkers and stamped stars, the nine and the sentiment.

I'd like to enter:
Just Add Ink  H for Harry 

On the challenge blog, I also posted this Hagrid bookmark, using a Lettering Delights cutting file, which I made (and posted) previously in the year.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Library Reminder - The Secret Garden

Time for a reminder at The Library.

In The Secret Garden , a boy called Dicken has a pet fox (you can also see a fox on the book cover). I made this simple card using a digital image from A Day for Daisies and a stamped sentiment. 

You can enter the challenge here .

I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin  animals 
Crafty Cardmakers critter 

The Ski Scene

shimmer shot 
I made this card to join in a few challenges. The snowscene behind the woman is very shimmery! I seem to be very heavy-handed with shimmer pens and often manage to accidentally flood huge globs onto my images. The woman stamp is by Stamping Bella (at last, some SB legs that are thick enough for me to colour in!), the mountains are Avery Elle and the trees are Neat and Tangled.

I'd like to enter:
52 CCT sketch
Crafty Friends  Christmas
Krafty Chicks  create a scene
Penny Black and More  pink

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Inkspirational - Photo

Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is to be inspired by this photo:
Just as I was writing this post, I heard a noise overhead , looked out of the window and saw a flock of seven geese flying over the houses. This happens a lot at this time of year and I love it, so that's what inspired this shaker card , along with the leaf in the picture. (Some British visitors to my blog may also detect some inspiration from Hilda Ogden's flying ducks!) 

I hope you'll enter the challenge. 

I'd like to enter:

Christmas Gifts

I don't think this row of gifts is actually a Christmas stamp, but I hope I've made it look Christmassy in red and green, with gold highlights and a shimmer pen. The sentiment might also help!

I'd like to enter:
Christmas Kickstart gift 

Monday, 30 September 2019

Pumpkin Sitter

One stamp set, one sentiment, a black inkpad and some Promarkers. This simple card was fun to make.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon 
Make My Monday 

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Library Challenge - The Secret Garden

The new book at The Library was chosen by Visiting Librarian Jo, and it's an old childhood favourite of mine (I still have my original copy, I think) , The Secret Garden. 

I was inspired by the story . If my memory is correct, (spoiler alert!) , there was a friendly robin who hung around with the grumpy gardener and, this was how Mary found the secret garden.

 I thought this old Woodware (I think) stamp , with the robin sitting on the spade handle, was just right. I embossed it in white on kraft , coloured it with pencils and added a Hero Arts sentiment.

I'd like to enter:

Fab n Funky  Christmas
Shopping Our Stash  embossing
My Time to Craft  birds
Addicted to CAS

Orange Flower Card

Kylie's got a new challenge blog, Perfectly CAS.  I like Kylie, I like crafting and I like challenges, so obviously I had to enter. I like orange too, as you can see.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Grey is Not Boring!

Earlier this week I was teaching English to a class of teenagers and the task was to think of the connotations of various colours. When it came to grey, their associations were dullness, boredom and old-age! 'But no!' I wanted to cry out. 'Grey is, in fact, the perfect neutral to bring out the beauty of brighter colours!' But I didn't say that. Instead, when I got home, I whipped up this simple card.

I'd like to enter:
Happy Little Stampers CAS 

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Dog Days

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've not had much time for crafting or blogging lately, and this card was actually made in August. My daughter had been on holiday and she wanted a 'thank you' card for her dog-sitter : the brief was 'vintage floral with a labrador'. I'm not sure I fully met the brief but she seemed very happy with it.

The flowers are a Lil Inker stamp and the dog is a Silhouette sketch design.

I'd like to enter:
CAS on Friday 
Shopping Our Stash 
Krafty Chicks 
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