Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Santa with Gifts

I do make lots of Christmas cards but I don't want to make the same design twice, so all the great challenges around help me with new ideas. Here I combined stamps from 3 sets, coloured with Promarkers and with added glitter pen and glitter paste.

I'd like to enter:
CAS Christmas
Addicted to Cas  
Paper Players 
Winter Wonderland - what you love to do at Christmas - give and receive presents

City Crafter - Friendship

At City Crafter, Lucille has chosen the theme 'frienship'.  project.

For my DT card, I used stamps from one set , coloured with Promarkers and stencilled grass, 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges friendship
Try it on Tuesday  friends

Sunday, 11 November 2018

The Library Challenge - Bridget Jones's Diary

At The Library, the book is Bridget Jones's Diary.

I read this book when it was fairly new in the 90s but I've seen the film several times since then and I must confess that I'm not sure which bits were in the book and which were just in the film! The Christmas jumper , worn by Mark Darcy, for example : was that in the book? Well, it was part of the inspiration for my card above.

I'd like to enter:
The Crafty Addicts girly
ABC Christmas Challenge 
Crafty Calendar  paper piecing

For my second card I was inspired by the wine glass and the pink on the cover ...and can imagine Bridget in the bath singing 'All by Myself'. 
I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps 

I'd love you to join in with the challenge...

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Sunny Days Ahead

I was inspired by some challenges to make this card - I always like a rain theme and a bit of paper-piecing.  The girl and dog are all one stamp and the sentiments are from the same set.  The paper was an old freebie - it's a long time since I bought a paper copy of a craft magazine but I still have plenty of freebie papers! The rain was added with an embossing folder.

I'd like to enter:

Cards in Envy  rain
Shopping Our Stash raining cats and dogs
Cas on Friday  a card to brighten someone's day
Crafty Calendar  paper-piecing 
Creatalicious  embossing

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Another One for The Library

The current challenge at The Library  is The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and I made an extra card - it was supposed to be in the Reminder post but I didn't get it finished in time!

In fact this is The Lion, The Donkey and The Squirrel etc. The animals are all one stamp, coloured with Zig Clean Colour Markers. The sentiment is from another set and I spray the card with yellow ink and added black enamel dots.
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, and the entire Narnia series, C.S. Lewis

I'd like to enter:
Use Your Stuff give thanks 
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CASE This Sketch

Just a quick post to link up this card I made at the weekend using the sketch from Case This Sketch. Not sure why I took the photo from that funny angle! The eyeball-looking-thing top right is actually a clear gem and I used dots of glitter glue on the snowflake panel.

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Woodland Animals

At City Crafter, Amy wants to see a woodland animal on your project.

For my DT card, I used various stamp sets to make a wintry woodland scene.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Holly and Ivy 
Unicorn  sentiment
Stamping Sensations  ready for Christmas
QKR Stampede  

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Inkspirational - Table Photo

For our new challenge at Inskpirational,we're being inspired by the photo below.  I used an A Day for Diasies digi that I cropped and then coloured with Promarkers...and that's it! 

I hope you'll go and see what the rest of the DT have made, and join in. 

I'd like to enter:
As you Like it  autumn colours - soft, rich and look great all year round 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Extreme Carolling

Our intrepid carollers (Mama Elephant ) , seem undeterred by the heavily falling snow  (stencilled).

|I'd like to enter:
Addicted to CAS
Craft Rocket 

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

City Crafter - Zig - a -Zag - Ah

At City Crafter, I've chosen the theme of zig-zags . 

For my DT card, I  went zigzag crazy. I made a stepper card base (which in itself is just a zigzag of card) . I chose an image of a polar bear with zigzags on his outfit, I stamped chevrons and added some orange zigzag washi tape. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges  inspired by song - Wannabe
Passion for Promarkers  Christmas / winter - bear coloured with Promarkers 

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Ramp it Up....

Yes! Ramp up the Christmas card-making because it's only about 5 weeks before international mail will be sent out. And I'm ramping up the layers and embellishment (for me lately)  on this card.

I used a digital image by Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with Promarkers and adding glitter and shimmer pen. I used some old freebie paper , a big wooden button and some blue pearls. The senteiment is by Little Claire.

I'd like to enter:
Cardz 4 Galz digital 
Just Add Ink 
Allsorts  pearls
QKR Stampede

The Library Challenge - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

At The Library , Lynda is the Visiting Librarian (Guest Designer) and she's chosen the challenge - The Lion , The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis . 

I read this book as a child. I was really fascinated by the idea of going to another world through a wardrobe. 

And I actually had a little taste of what that would be like at an interactive Abba exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London, earlier this year. We looked around a recreation of the hotel room in Brighton were Abba stayed when they won the Eurovision Song Contest. In the corner was a big old wooden wardrobe, not dissimilar to the one on my card. Suddenly, the guide opened the wardrobe door and led us through the wardrobe to a recreation of the Swedish countryside! It was amazing! 

Back to my card, I used a wardrobe cutting file from the Silhouette store. The sentiment 'believe in the Magic of Christmas' is by Little Claire'. I stamped and coloured the deer and trees, and stencilled the snowdrift - there's a lot of glitter on the inside panel of the card but it doesn't show in the photo.  

We'd love you to join in with the challenge...
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, and the entire Narnia series, C.S. Lewis

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  shaped card
Jingle Belles  animals 
52 CCT  masked the deer before doing trees and background 

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Bear Binge

I saw the inspirational photo at Inspired by  and had hoped to make a sophisticated project inspired by the tartan flasks  ... and ended up making a cutesy card with a bear bingeing on sweet stuff and a tartan tablecloth.

What occasion is this for? It's got some Christmassy colours and patterns but doughnuts are not really Christmasssy are they? I know some people who don't celebrate Christmas , so it's the kind of card I could give to one of them if they were there when I was giving out cards.

I'd also like to enter it at Stamp Ink Paper. 

Friday, 26 October 2018

Distressed Leaf

Here I tried to make a card that was both distressed and CAS.

When I bought a copy of The French Lieutenant's Woman on Ebay, I was annoyed when it started to fall to pieces while I was still reading it. But I've had many years of use of its pages on craft projects and recouped the cost of the book many times over!

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Cas 
Little Red Wagon  distress
Fashionable Stamping Challenges  book pages
CAS-ual Fridays 
Seize the Birthday  foliage

All Yellow

It's a dreary morning here today but I've been inspired by the sunny moodboard at Addicted to Stamps  .
I'd also like to enter:
Double D spots and stripes
4 Crafty Chicks  black, white and one other colour