Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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.

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
Watercooler 




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 



Tuesday, 10 July 2018

City Crafter - In the Pink


Blame me for this week's challenge at City Crafter ! I picked the picture below and I challenge you to make a project using at least two of the following:
-  the colour pink, 
- a flamingo, 
- wooden blocks or tiles (eg scrabble-style)  
- a phone 
 -the word 'hello'.
For my DT card I used stamps from Flora and Fauna , coloured with Promarkers, and a sentiment by Alte New. 

I hope you'll join in. 

I'd like to enter:
Sparkles Let's be pretty
Aud Sentiments   flowers
Crafty Calendar   girly
Always Fun  anything goes

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Baa-ty Animals

Catching up with posting some cards I've made recently - my craftroom , where my computer is also, is just too hot and so I have to ration the time I spend in there. It's half past ten in the evening now and so it's cooled down a little but I still have the window wide open and a fan going. We're just not used to this in England!

Anyway, here's a card using some of my favourite techniques/materials - stamping, paper-piecing and white gel pen.

I'd like to enter:
The Paper Players
4 Crafty Chicks  birthday
As you Like It  - I don't think there's a celebration I don't like but the great thing about birthdays is there are so many of them!
Alphabet Challenge  happy birthday

Condolences for a Pet

My daughter asked me to make a sympathy card for a friend whose dog had sadly died. I designed and cut the heart/paw on my Silhouette and stamped and embossed the sentiment.

I'd like to enter:
Crafter's Cafe keep it simple
The Crafty Addicts all about pets
Addicted to Stamps   cas
Time Out  the word heart