Saturday, 20 October 2018

Inkspirational Challenges - Use Vellum

For our new challenge at Inskpirational, Kylie wants us to use vellum. 

For my DT card I made a Christmas card with vellum poinsettias and liquid gold centres. The musical strip is a Kaisercraft stamp, stamped in gold. 

Please visit the Inkspirational blog to see what the rest of the DT , and our wonderful Guest Designer Wei  have made. 

Friday, 19 October 2018

Jingle Robin

Here's a quick Christmas card using the bird and holly stamps by My Favorite Things and the Jingle stamp by Kaisercraft.

I'd like to enter:
CAS Christmas 
Addicted to Stamps 
ABC Christmas  very quick

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Reindeer in the Sky

I made a Christmas card for some challenges, using a mix of stamp sets . The big night sky stamp is by Avery Elle.

I'd like to enter:
Just Us Girls 
Allsorts  Christmas
Aloha Friday  in the sky

City Crafter - Halloween

At City Crafter, Lucille wants us to make a Halloween project. 

For my DT card, I made a spotlight card, using a digistamp from Mo's Digital Pencil. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter :
Sweet Stampin Halloween
Cards in Envy  fave holiday 

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Use Your Loaf

For a couple of days I've been mulling over some ideas for the Twofer Challenge, harvest theme.

My daughter came to visit yesterday, and asked me to make a Thanksgiving card for her to give to a friend. She was very surprised when I said 'Yes please! Thank you! Thank you!'. You see , I've always seen fabulous Thanksgiving cards on people's blogs and always wanted to make one but we don't have that holiday in the UK. But my daughter's friend is married to an American , and they've invited her round for an early Thanksgiving celebration before they go to the States.

So anyway, when I was composing my Thanksgiving card I realised that the stamps I used also worked for Harvest and the bread loaf, could double up as a 'bun' to go in the oven....

So here's my first ever Thanksgiving card , I used stamps from 3 different sets and stamped them in brown ink. I stamped over the sentiment and foliage  with a gold ink and although it doesn't really look gold, when you move the card, it shimmers.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash giving thanks
Double D 
Little Red Wagon thanks

I needed to make this card really quickly, because for Twofer, I had to photograph both cards together and my daughter wanted to take the Thanksgiving card away with her. So I went with a CAS, one-layer design.  If you're visiting my blog and don't understand the occasion, we have a joke in the UK (and probably elsewhere) that when a woman's pregnant she has a 'bun in the oven'. So, it's a pregnancy congratulations card.

I'd like to enter:
As you like it  I like many styles of cards, but I do tend towards the simpler designs most often.
QKR Stampede  anything goes

The Library Challenge - Dracula

There's a new challenge at The Library today - Dracula, by Bram Stoker. 

For my first card, I pretty much copied the cover , creating simplified cut files on my Silhouette electronic cutter. 

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges  die cuts/ punches 
Cut it Up  Halloween 

For my second card I went cute, with a vampire cat, cobweb embossing folder and die-cut bats. 

I'd like to enter:
Sisterhood of Crafters cute spooks 
Addicted to Stamps

Please come to The Library and join in!

Powers of Darkness book cover on Wacom Gallery

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

City Crafter - Into the Woods

At City Crafter, Amy wants us to use something related to wood/ woodgrain.

For my DT card, I used some stamps from Hero Arts, featuring a girl carrying logs, and created a snowy scene for her. The sentiment is Penny Black and I embossed the base card with a woodgrain embossing folder. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
ABC Christmas  snow UPON snow 

Monday, 8 October 2018

A Woman in a Window

I made an extra card for the current challenge, The Woman in The Window, at The Library. 

I stamped and coloured the woman with Promarkers and added a New Home sentiment. I cut the window on the Silhouette.

I hope you'll go over to The Library and enter your own project based on this book - cover, title or story.
The Woman in the Window Hardcover  by

I'd like to enter:

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Fox in a Flurry

We really are in the 'season of mists' here now - but I've been making Christmas cards. 

Here I stamped a little fox on top of a snowy hill ( made with a stencil) . I coloured the fox with white pencil and Zig Clean Colour markers. I stamped the snowflakes and the sentiment.

I'd like to enter:
The Male Room 
Addicted to Stamps 
Little Red Wagon  stencil (hill)
As you Like it season - winter is my fave season to make cards for because I know I will use them all!

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Inkspirational Challenges - Comfort

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

For my DT card I stamped the image in brown on turquoise card and then stamped the sentiment over it in black.

Please go over to the Inkspirational blog , not just to see what the rest of the DT have made but also because we have 3 fabulous new team members!!

I'd like to enter:
Use Your Stuff forest frolics
Make My Monday  animals
Aud Sentiments  two word sentiment
Just us Girls 

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

City Crafter - What a Circus!!

At City Crafter, I chose this week's challenge and it's to make a circus-themed project. 

For my DT card, I used an Avery Elle strongman stamp and a chevron stencil.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Sweet Stampin spots (on the barbels)