Sunday, 24 March 2019

Black and White Christmas

I've been meaning to enter the 'deer' CAS Christmas  and this week I received a stamp set that I was lucky enough to win at Christmas Kickstart. I realised that if I used the deer stamp from the set I could also get a second entry into the current Christmas Kickstart challenge (hooves)  too. So here it is!

The Library Challenge Reminder - Town Mouse and Country Mouse

I made another card for The Town Mouse and Country Mouse challenge at The Library. 

It's a simple one-layer card using a digital image which I printed and coloured with Promarkers. The image was on a magazine freebie CD many years ago. I think the sentiment stamp was a freebie from Craft Stamper too, so all in all, a cheap card!

If you have any mouse stamps or images, or anything else that relates to the book cover, story or title ( daisies? tree houses? ) - why not come over to The Library and join in?

Usborne-Town-Mouse-and-the-Country-Mouse-c2007-NEW-Hardcover

I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday  anything goes
Passion for Promarkers  spring
The Library  bye bye winter
Aloha Friday  in the garden
Creative Craft Cottage  spring fever

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Inkspirational - Cloud


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

For my DT project I stamped an image, coloured it with Promarkers, then created the clouds using a cloud-edge stencil. (I actually made it myself, but I got the idea from MFT). I then stamped the sentiments. 

We'd love you to join in the challenge. 

I'd like to enter:
Brown Sugar transportation
Watercooler 
Time Out 

Friday, 22 March 2019

Pencils on Teal

Hi everyone.
For this card I used coloured pencils on coloured cardstock - not my usual MO - I'm not really confident with coloured pencils. I added random white dots as I've seen done by crafters whose flower cards I admire...think I might have overdone it a bit though! ( A bit like catching sight of your bright red cheeks in a shop mirror and realising you've overdone the blusher!)
I'd like to enter:
Sisterhood of Crafters  links
Craft Rocket flowers
Try it on Tuesday  flowers
Aud Sentiments 

Monday, 18 March 2019

Sheep See Santa

I made this card, with a Distress Ink background, to enter some challenges:
Christmas Kickstart moves on hooves
Just Add Ink  J for Jumpers (aka sweaters)
Winter Wonderland  fuzzy wuzzy

Sunday, 17 March 2019

The Library - The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse

At The Library, the book is The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse. 
Usborne-Town-Mouse-and-the-Country-Mouse-c2007-NEW-Hardcover

For my first card, I used various stamp sets to create a scene where the two mice meet, with their homes in the background. I coloured it with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter the first card into:
Shopping Our Stash friendship

I know what you're thinking about my second project (hopefully not 'what a mess!') - 'Where is the mouse?' Well, my friend, YOU are the mouse, peeping through the undergrowth at your windmill home in the distance. ( I always think of mice living in windmills, due to my favourite childhood song). 

The base of this postcard is a real old library card , one of several kindly sent to me a while back by fellow crafter Mimi (She's Crafty ) - it was this card that inspired me to choose this story. 

I used Brushos and stamps from different sets. 

I'd like to enter:
Mix It Up Challenge  inked background 

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

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Prickly Pink

I was inspired by this photo at Hand Stamped Sentiments:
I used a stamp set by MFT, a Tim Holz stencil and a Clearly Besotted sentiment. I coloured with Promarkers.  I had my phone next to me while I was making it and snapped some of the process.

All masked up and stencilled

Ready to colour 
It's really satisfying seeing it come together after all that masking. 

I'd also like to enter:
Sweet Stampin there is a lot of the optional 'green' 




Sunday, 10 March 2019

I Couldn't Bear....



...to miss the current (Bears) challenge  at Christmas Kickstart . Unfortunately that meant creating one while the Great Battle of the Homework raged around me, occasionally having to break off to mediate between the warring factions (my son and his dad). It's a miracle it got finished.

Unfortunately the poor lighting doesn't show that the background stamp is covered with gold mica powders and the scarf was coloured with gold glitter pen.

As well as Christmas Kickstart, I'd like to join in with Just Us Girls and 52 CCT.

The Library Challenge - Reminder - The Party

I made an extra card for The Library challenge 'The Party'.

I used Avery Elle stamps , Promarkers and coloured shimmer pens. I hope you'll join in the challenge. 


The Party by Lisa    Hall

I'd like to enter :
Brown Sugar transportation

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Inkspirational Challenges - Bedroom Photo

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by the photo below:
For my DT card I used a new MFT stamp, coloured with Promarkers, and tried to use the colours from the photo.

We'd love you to join in the challenge. 

I'd like to enter:
QKR Stampede anything goes
Aloha Friday  animals
Passion for Promarkers  happy birthday

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