Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Red and Grey Snowman

Here's a digi by A Day for Daisies, coloured with Promarkers and layered onto red glitter card. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp.
I'd like to enter:
ABC Christmas  quote (sentiment is from Deck the Halls)
Back to Basics  digi
I love Promarkers anything goes
Sweet Stampin   Christmas 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Books

This week at City Crafter, Amy has chosen the theme 'books'

For my DT project I made a tag into a bookmark. I stamped the bear onto the blank book (both from a Waffle Flower set) , coloured them with Promarkers and added gloss to the glasses. The book titles were from other stamp sets and thewords 'book mark' and the heart stamp are by Clearly Besotted.

I hope you'll join in at City Crafter this week.

I'd like to enter:
Aloha Challenges  books
Words to Craft By will you succeed?
Simply Create Too bookmark
Penny Black and More  I spy - book, bear

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Deer + Forest + Sparkle = Christmas

There's lots of silvery sparkle on this card. The deer and trees are from the same stamp set and the sentiment is by Hero. I drew the snowdrifts ( quick , alert the Tate Gallery!) and coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin  Christmas
Addicted to Cas
Sparkles Forum  kraft
I love Promarkers 

Inkspirational Challenge - Ice Lolly Picture

I was away on holiday when I realised I hadn't yet made my project for the Inkspirational  picture inspiration , below:
 So I cynically bought my child an ice lolly on the condition he stood in front of a bright window display and let me take his photo. It was a win for him and a win for me , as I was able to quickly put together a layout when I got home.

Why not buy your child/ grand-child/ neighbour's child an ice lolly and join in our challenge? Or you could just make any project inspired by the photo and save the money on ices.

Chrissie  is our wonderful Guest Designer , so I hope you'll come and see what she and the rest of the DT have made.

I used the sketch from Sketchabilities:

Friday, 10 August 2018

Red Red Robin

Here's a robin standing in some kind of sparkly shower - it's a magical mix of snow and stars I think, and I stamped it in silver and added glitter which I bet you can't see!

I'd like to enter:
Merry Christmas Challenge 
ABC Christmas  robins
Addicted to Stamps 

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Crafting Away - the whole kit

Here's the final card from the group of four I made while I was away on holiday, using a kit I made up at home. The flower was taken from my bits bag where it has languished for years - it's an A Day for Daisies digi, printed onto polka dot paper.

Here's the kit I made:

And here's the four cards I made:
I'd like to enter the flower card into:
Aud Sentiments for the girls 
Dragonfly Journeys  flower power
Back to Basics Use a Digi 
Crafty Calendar dots and stripes 

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Under the Sun

Seeing one of  Ros Crawford's wonderful cards recently reminded me that I had the same old freebie stamp, a real favourite.

Here I stencilled yellow sunrays and stamped the silhouettes. The small seagull is part of the stamp and the large seagull is from another set. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.

You couldn't get a simpler card but it's taken me at least an hour-and-a-half. Just choosing a sentiment stamp took me ages.  It's the faffing about that takes the time!

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  silhouettes
Casology  sunbeam
Retro Rubber  beach  stamp must be five years old or more
Just Us Girls  beach

Winners Badge 2016


A few weeks ago I was looking through my photos from summer 2015 and printed off this one.  I cannot forget that this is from 2015 - my son is wearing a garish yellow football top. It was his first ever Arsenal top (an away shirt?) and he is wearing it in 75% of the photos taken that summer. It really stands out! Actually, writing this has made me think that I should make a layout about the top ...but I digress...

When I saw the 'triangles' challenge at Use Your Stuff I thought they'd work with this photo. I cut the big triangles from some One Canoe Two paper - the other side has beautiful butterflies ( I used it here) so it was a dilemna, but I felt the B-side was just right. I doodled borders with  a white gel pen. The stickers are from the same brand and so is the base paper, although from a different range. The leafy paper is older than my son!

I'd also like to link up at Bimini Moose .

City Crafter - Sketch Pad

I chose this week's challenge at City Crafter, and it's to use one of these sketches that I created:

I made my card using the kit I made up to take on holiday with me.  The image is a Newton's Nook stamp , coloured with Promarkers and white gel pen.

I hope you'll join in the challenge this week.

I'd like to enter:
Crafty Calendar  dots and stripes
Aud Sentiments  for the girls
Little Red Wagon  favourite sketch
Passion for Promarkers  feminine 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

The Library Challenge - The Jungle Book

Ooohbeedooo- I wanna be like you....

The Library  challenge is The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. 

Okay I admit it - I've never read the book , just watched the Disney film. The songs are great! 

I was a quite unimaginative when it came to my sample cards - I just featured animals I thought you might find in a jungle - honestly, it's too hot to think here in my English (urban) jungle! 

For my first card I used Heffy Doodles parrot stamps and patterned paper by Echo Park. 

I'd like to enter :
Make My Monday coloured image 
Aloha Friday books 
Craft Rocket anything goes   

 For my second card I used a MFT lion and Funky Fossil stencil .

I'd like to enter:
Tuesday Throwdown stencil
2 Crafty Critter Crazies 
The Male Room 

Please come to The Library and join in!

The most intriguing first lines in Puffin classics – in pictures illustration by Marc Martin

Beach Hut

Here's another card I made with the home-made kit I took on holiday with me. Here's the kit:
and here's the other card I posted. ( I can't post them all yet as one is for a DT sample next week.)

Again, this was a previously printed off and then neglected digistamp, coloured in a selection of Promarkers I packed. The stripes are leftover borders from a Fancy Pants scrapbook kit.

I'd like to enter:
Passion for Promarkers  spots and stripes
Papercraft Challenges  chevron
As you See it  I'm totally obsessed with ...beach themes/ colours , as just been at the seaside and looking in all the lovely gift shops

Guinea Pig Feast

I bought a set of guinea pig stamps by Art Impressions, thinking they'd be good for making cards for my niece who had guinea pig pets. Can you guess what happened next? Of course, well before my neice's birthday, Poppy suddenly died and the bereaved Fluffy went off to live with other guinea pigs!

Anyway, thought I'd use this stamp to join in a few lovely challenges. I combined it with my favourite My Sentiments Exactly circular sentiment stamp, coloured them with Promarkers and added lots of shimmer pen to the cakes and hats. 

I like to think it's a picture of Fluffy and Poppy in their hey day!

I'd like to enter:
Time Out
Less is More

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Dachshund - A Tricky Word to Spell

Hands up if you can spell dachshund without looking it up. I couldn't.

Here I used a Gerda Steiner dachshund and a sketch from Inspire Create .

I'd also like to enter:
The Crafty Addicts  boys/men
Moving Along with the Times  for the boys 

Friday, 3 August 2018

Crafting Away Again

Just back from holiday and thought I'd better upload this card I made for some challenges.  I put together a little card kit and took it away with me - I made four cards from it so will post the others later.  Here I used a digi stamp I'd printed off long ago and not used. I coloured it with Promarkers and stamped the sentiments on top.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to CAS
Craftaholics R Us  vacation
Sisterhood of Crafters summer vacation
Cards In Envy  on the beach