Sunday, 14 July 2019

Life's a Beach

I've been digging out some of my oldest stamps - from the days before clear stamp sets.

Here I used two from Personal Impressions - I pulled them off their wood mounts to use them in a stamping platform, which made it easier to use them together to create a scene. I coloured with Promarkers and used an Avery Elle sentiment.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  one layer
Addicted to Stamps 
Give a Crafter a Cookie
Challenge up your Life 
Creative Craft Cottage 

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Bearing Gifts


glitter shot 
I'm getting ahead on the Christmas cards this week!

The woman image is a very old wood backed stamp - the branding says Stamp So Simple - can't remember where I got it from.

I stamped it in dark brown onto a background stamped with a Darkroom door text stamp and coloured with a Promarker and a gold glitter pen.

I'd like to enter:
Alphabet Challenge - Hats and Handbags
International Art and Soul  Christmas
Krafty Chicks  Christmas
Watercooler 

Inkspirational - Photo


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by the picture below. Easy!


For my DT card I went with the balloons and used a Pure Innocence image coloured with Promarkers and (for the dark pink on skirt and balloon) shimmer pen. I layered onto a smooshed panel and added a sentiment and enamel dots.

I'd like to enter:

Papercraft Crew
Cardz4Galz party time
Cutie Pie girls just wanna have fun
Sisterhood of Crafters birthday

Paper Craft Crew Designer's Choice Challenge PCC343

Friday, 12 July 2019

Bear with a Glittery Mug

That's right - the mug (that looks so insignificant in the photo) is actually gold and glittery. I stress this because I actually made it specifically for Christmas Kickstart, where the theme is  'hot beverage' and I wouldn't want you to miss my beverage!

I'd also like to enter the Christmas challenges at Little Red Wagon and The Male Room. 

Monday, 8 July 2019

Snowflakes and Buildings

Here's a very cas Christmas card using stamps from several different sets, a dark blue ink and some clear gems.

I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland - buildings
Less is More
CAS Christmas 
AAA Cards
Addicted to Stamps 

Tropical Thanks

Has this worked? I'm not sure. It's not quite as I envisaged it but I do like that it's colourful.

I used stamps from lots of different sets but the bird, leaves and flowers in the foreground are all Flora and Fauna and the thanks is Happy Little Stampers.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps  cas summer
Double D
My Time to Craft seaside
Addicted to Cas 
Make My Monday  thank you

Sunday, 7 July 2019

The Library Challenge- Five Weeks in a Balloon

The new book at The Library is Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne , chosen by Visiting Librarian,  Martina.

five weeks in a balloon book - Google Search
I've not read this book - I've heard of some of his other books and they seem to be old-fashioned (maybe not at the time!) adventure stories. I did think of making something vintage travel-themed but in the end just went with the balloon - I do love hot-air balloon images! 

This image is by A Day for Daisies and I added a sentiment, paper-pieced the balloon, stencilled the clouds and coloured with Promarkers. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge and also, pop over to Martina's blog.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges stars
Fab n Funky  stars
AAA Birthday 
Watercooler 
Simply Create Too pattern paper

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Identity Crisis

I created this one-layer-card to send abroad to a blog friend - I thought she'd like the little hamster on the front but it seems her own hamster thought it was a mouse!  Isn't a hamster just like a mouse without a tail??!!

Joking aside, I stamped and coloured the 'hamster' and house (Heffy Doodle) and then gave him a balloon to hold.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash one layer card
Crafty Animals 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Library Reminder - The Rainbow

Time for a reminder at The Library. 

I made an 'encouragement' card for my daughter and coloured it using Zig Clean Colour markers. The hippos have a special relevance to my daughter and me - I won't go into it! But she got it.

You can enter the challenge here

An Unrushed Walk Through A Very Different Time - The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence | Byte The Book

I'd like to enter:

Go Bananas

Did I tell you I'm on a stash diet? It's going pretty well so far. I'm trying to make an effort to use the stuff I already have.

The Lawn Fawn set with the blender, milk and peeled bananas for example - I can only remember using it once and then only the blender. Here I stamped , masked and coloured with Promarkers. The unpeeled banana is from a Woodware set and the stamped sentiment is Avery Elle. I designed and cut Go Bananas on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday b for blender, bananas, blue and birthday
Shopping Our Stash  punny
Watercooler 
Give a Crafter a Cookie inspired by the fruity theme.


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