Tuesday, 21 November 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Autumn Colours

This week at City Crafter, Lucille wants us to use autumn colours.

For my DT project I made a layout using lots of old scrapbooking papers and stash items. I used the sketch at Scrappy Friends :


We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge and I hope you'll go over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made.

I'd also like to enter :
Scrappy Friends  pumpkins/family 
Crafty Cardmakers  anything but a card. 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Skater Bunny


Here's another bunny card, this time using a new stamp by My Favorite Things. The snowflakes are by Uniko and the sentiment is Avery Elle.

I'd like to enter:
Inkspire Me  colour
Come and Get It  winter sports
Stamping Sensations  one layer card
Merry Christmas  animals
Casology  sharp (blades on the skates)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Inkspirational Challenges - Designer's Choice - Neutral Christmas Card



Our new challenge at Inkspirational is Yvonne's choice 'Christmas card in neutral colours. 


For my DT card I used a die-cut I created on the Silhouette- I cut it out of kraft card and then embossed it with holographic powder. 

I hope you'll go over to the Inkspirational blog and see what the rest of the DT , and our Guest Designer, Heidi , have made, then join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Crafting with Dragonflies  Christmas card in non trad colours
Watercooler Wednesday masculine 
Fab n Funky  masculine touch 
Just add Ink  r for reindeer 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Christmas Bunny

Here I used a digi from Samis Stamps, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are very old magazine freebies. I paper-pieced his scarf and added clear Nuvo drops and then threw fine glitter over the top. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I'd like to enter:
Male Room  paper-piecing
Aud Sentiments  anything goes
Addicted to Stamps  holiday

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bear in a Car


Here's a Christmas card I made to join in some challenges.

I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches - here it is:
I did change it a little , so I hope you can still see the sketch. I sort of turned it upside down so the mountains are the scallops above the horizontal band , rather than below. I also shifted the sentiment down. 

The bear and mountains stamps are Reverse Confetti. The stripes are Inky Doodles and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I coloured everything with Promarkers and added glitter pen to the mountain peaks and the gifts. 

I'd also like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  transportation 
Cutie Pie  bear hugs 
Animal Friends  Christmas 

City Crafter Challenge Blog - For the Boys

This week, at City Crafter , Amy wants us to make a card for the boys/men in our lives.

By the power of masking, I created a scene using stamps ( fence, boys and treehouse) from Molly Bloom. I coloured it using Promarkers ...then messed up the background! After all that masking and colouring, I wasn't ready to ditch it, so I cut around the scene and stuck it onto patterned paper. Save!

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge and I hope you'll go over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps - use more than one stamp

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Pro-Am Showdown #16 - Candle Birthday Card

Here's another one for my self-imposed challenge, Pro-Am Showdown , where I CASE a mass-produced card to make my own, amateur version.

Here is the card I'm casing:
the commercially produced card
I liked the line of candles and that some of them were cut out, with the pattern beneath. I also liked the glittery gold flames.

I cut the candles out of the pink cardstock, using a Silhouette . I backed them with some spotty paper and cut the numbers from the same paper. Then I cut the flames and number outline from gold glitter paper.

I'd like to enter:
Dragonfly Journeys glamorous gold
QKR Stampede touch of gold
Watercooler Challenges birthdays
Sisterhood of Crafters sparkle



Autumnal Thank You


I thought I was done with autumnal cards and had moved on to Christmas, but while I was shopping for some new Christmas stamps (as obviously I've run out since last year!) , I couldn't resist popping this Stamping Bella one into my cart.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon harvest
Allsorts  colours of autumn
Double D mood board
Cardz4Galz thanks
4 Crafty Chicks  thanks
Crafty Cardmakers  thank you
Come and Get it  thank you
My Time to Craft paper-piecing
Cupcake Inspirations  fall

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Snowman in a Jar

Here's a Christmas card using a Clearly Besotted jam jar and Mama Elephant sentiments. Inside the jar I stamped a snowman and fence by Hero Arts. I used scrap paper as a mask to ink the snowbank and sky and added falling snow with a gel pen.

I'd like to enter:
Casology  tiny - the stamps inside the jar are tiny
Simon Says Stamp  snow white
Naughty or Nice  winter wonderland




Christmas Conga

I do love a bit of paper-piecing -here I paper-pieced some of the girl's dresses. This is a digi from A Day for Daisies with a sentiment by Hero Arts.

I'd like to enter:
Get Creative  holidays
My Time to Craft paper-piecing
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
The Holly and Ivy