Sunday, 19 May 2019

Polkadot Plants

I made this to enter a few challenges. I used a hanging plant stamp by Hero Arts, coloured with Promarkers and then I added polkadots to the leaves and pot.

I'd like to enter:
Just Add Ink 
CAS on Friday  polkadots
Paper Players 

The Library Reminder - Death on The Nile

Time for a reminder at The Library. 

I've gone all-out ancient Egyptian for this one.

I've had this Tutankhamen stamp since the Egyptian-look had a big moment in stamping - must be over 16 years ago! Bring it back! I stamped it in black over a printed paper from Debbie Moore Egyptian promise CD. Then I added an (un-Egyptian) sentiment and touches of gold and spray ink, for a lightly distressed look.

You don't have to go all Egyptian for this challenge. There's quite a lot else going on on the cover. I'd love to see your ideas. You can enter here. 

Image result for agatha christie book covers death on the nile

I'd like to enter:
Crafter's Cafe I spy something beginning with M ...mausoleum (pyramid)! hehe

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Sweet Sixteen



My niece is turning sixteen this week, so I wanted to make something specially for her.

I used a free cupcake card SVG from Birds Cards, cutting the top out of pink glitter card. The 'sweet' was from another SVG set (not sure who by) and I made the numbers on my Silhouette. I cut some banners and stamped 'happy birthday'.

I'd like to enter:
Allsorts  Happy Birthday to Allsorts challenge
Papercraft Crew
Creatalicious  no square or rectangle
AAA Birthday 

Celebrations Theme Challenge for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog.

Inkspirational - Gold Dipped


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by the theme, 'gold -dipped' which has been chosen by Marlena. 


For my DT card I used my big old koi stamp. I stamped it on black with orange Distress Oxide ink and then I heat-embossed the fish's extremities in gold. The base card was a ready-made foiled card, cut to size. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter
Stamp Ink Paper
Crafty Friends anything goes
Addicted to Stamps

 

Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Library Challenge - Death on the Nile

The new book at The Library is  Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie . I honestly can't tell you whether I've read this particular book - I have read MANY of her books (my parents read them so I started as a young teenager) - but she wrote over 70! 
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For my first card (top) I picked up on the camels in the background and remembered this very old '3 kings' stamp. I kept it very simple, stamping on kraft and adding a Christmas sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:
Allsorts  transport 


My second card was inspired by the title - Death on the Nile - haha!  I used a digi stamp of a mummy, printed large and off the page, and coloured it with Promarkers. Then I stamped a Halloween sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:


Sunday, 5 May 2019

Another Card for All Creatures Great and Small

It seems the closer the relationship, and the bigger the occasion, the less able I am to make a card . I get almost paralysed by thinking it's not going to be special enough!  So for my partner's big birthday I eventually (only days before!) decided to fall back on a tried and tested card formula.

This uses a Lori Whitlock cutting file that was extremely good value because I have adapted it and used it many times. You can buy the file in lots of different sty;es but it's so easy to create your own if you have a Silhouette. I have made various different numbers for it ( I used it in January for my son's twelfth birthday)

Anyway, I created the sentiment and numbers myself and the frogs are cutting files by Lettering Delights.

The current book at The Library is All Creatures Great and Small :
All Creatures Great and Small: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet (James Herriot 1) By James Herriot | World of Books

I'd like to enter:
Krafty Chicks - Celebration 

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Inkspirational Challenges- Adventure

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

For my DT card I stamped the 'Thelma and Louise'  stamp from Stamping Bella and then masked it and stamped a scene stamp (brand unknown) behind. I coloured everything with Promarkers and stamped a sentiment. 

I hope you'll join in our challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Casology
Watercooler 

Sunday, 28 April 2019

The Library Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small


The new book at The Library is All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. 

All Creatures Great and Small: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet (James Herriot 1) By James Herriot | World of Books

For my first card (top) , I was clearly inspired by the cover, This country scene was printed from a My Craft Studio CD - it was a uncoloured image in the No Stamp Required folder, so I coloured it with Promarkers and stamped a sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

For my second card I took inspiration from the title- this being a small creature!  I cut the sentiment on the Silhouette and used the negative , putting striped paper behind it. Then I stamped the sun, bee and trail and added dots to the edges. 

I'd like to enter:


Saturday, 27 April 2019

Christmas Rabbit


shimmer shot 
I made a card for the bunnies challenge at Christmas Kickstart . The rabbit is from a set by Taylored Expressions and the sentiment and other stamps are from different sets/ brands.

I'd also like to enter ABC Christmas - Hang it up . 

Monday, 22 April 2019

The Library Challenge Reminder - Chocolat

The current challenge at The Library  is Chocolat by Joanne Harris - it's set in France and there's an Eiffel Tower on the cover. I cut all the pieces on the Silhouette digital cutter . The papers were Craftwork Cards papers that came free with a magazine - long, long, ago. 
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I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  Look up (the Eiffel Tower goes up into to the sky) 
Cardz 4 Galz pretty papers 

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Inkspirational - Photo

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to be inspired by this photo:

I was inspired by the pebbles on the coasters and used flower and vase stamps by Hampton Art , coloured with pencils. 

I hope you'll join the challenge.

I'd like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps 
Krafty Chicks  flowers
Crafter's Cafe floral
Bastel-Traum 

Sunday, 14 April 2019

The Library Challenge - Chocolat


At The Library, the book is  Chocolat by Joanne Harris.
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I read this book (published in 1999) when it was quite new and I loved it. But even if you haven't read it, there's loads of ideas on the cover. 

For my first card (at the top) I used a very old Magenta stamp, coloured with Promarkers and a touch of shimmer pen for a sugar glaze. The speckled background was made with a spray mist. 

I'd like to enter the chocolates card into:

I Love Promarkers  something square 



For my second card, I took inspiration from the eggs on the cover. The bunny stamp is an old magazine freebie, coloured with Promarkers and paper-pieced. The eggs were from a Heffy Doodle set. 

I'd like to enter the bunny card into:

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

Saturday, 13 April 2019

One Layer Badger

Here's a one-layer card that I made to play along with a few challenges. Actually, by the time I finished making it and getting a photo, one of the challenges had closed! C'est la vie! (It was Cupcake Inspirations woodland animals , if you're wondering).

I'd like to enter:
Use Your Stuff  flora and fauna
Day of the Month dandelions

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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Let's Go Fly a Kite - Mary Poppins at The Library

I made another card to promote the Mary Poppins challenge at The Library. 

I used Distress Inks and Hunkydory silhouette stamps.

This card was inspired by the film rather than the book ....but as the film was inspired by the book, that counts! Whereas I don't think there were kites in the original book, one does feature in the sequel (and I read that this scene is in the Mary Poppins Returns film).

I'd like to enter:
Fab and Funky just add ink
Cardz4Guyz fun and games