Sunday, 22 November 2020

The Library Challenge - The Night Before Christmas


Woo, bit late with this, been busy this week with work and also house-hunting and getting ready to (hopefully) move house. So, I'm really sorry that I'm behind with commenting and also not been able to do much visiting of my favourite crafters but hopefully find time soon....

The new challenge at The Library is the book of the poem 'The Night Before Christmas'. 

It was the night before Christmas and all through the house , not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

My gift-carrying mice are from a new Colorado Crafts set - I coloured them with watercolour pencils and paper-pieced the present with poinsettia patterned paper. The ribbon was coloured with gold glitter pen and the sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set (the one with the cooking mice). 

I'd like to enter: 
Alphabet Challenge  quote from poem 
Try it on Tuesday  trad Christmas colours 

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Inkspirational Challenges - Frame It


Our new challenge at Inkspirational, is 'frame it'. 

For my DT card I stamped a frame on an easel stamp and then stamped the Waffle Flower bird and jars inside it, colouring with Promarkers. 

I'd like to enter :
Passion for Promarkers fancy frames - well , it's a red frame - is that fancy enough?

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Party Co-ordinates


For a show-stopping party outfit, have you considered getting balloons to match your outfit? 

Here I used a digi download from A Day for Daisies , coloured with Promarkers and paper-pieced , with a stamped sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Fab n Funky  anything but Christmas

CD Sunday Plus

Alphabet Challenge party 

Sunday, 8 November 2020

The Library Challenge - Christmas Shopaholic


The new challenge at The Library is Christmas Shopaholic by Sophia Kinsella.  This is a new book in a series of seven 'shopaholic' books.  My daughter used to read these when she was younger. 
For my card, I used an old Stampendous stamp (with a Woodware sentiment) and I paper-pieced in two patterned papers and added shimmer pen and glitter drops. 

I'd like to enter:
Use your Stuff stripes 
Retro Rubber  stamp is over 5 years , if not 10
Craft Rocket Christmas 
Cas Christmas  non trad colours 
Cas on Friday  Christmas 

Sorry don't seem to be able to copy and paste blog badges today - been a problem since New Blogger, Will try later...

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Reindeer Driver


Hello everyone. Here's a very cas Christmas card using stamps from Flora and Fauna. 

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday  masculine 

My Time to Craft  cas Christmas 

Sweet Stampin  use red 

Friday, 6 November 2020

Autumn Bags

Here are some bags I made for a mini-event I hosted in my back garden last weekend! 

For the last few years, my best friend and I and our grown-up daughters have attended a fashion and beauty show in London with 'Vips' tickets, which included a fabulous goody bag stuffed with products. 
Of course, this year it couldn't be held.  So we decided to organise a get-together and use the money saved to create our own goody bags - we bought four of everything and my son packed them for us into the bags I'd made so that it'd be a surprise. The products in the goody bags were the best ever! 

So anyway, I made the actual bag to put it all in, using plain ready-made cotton bags. I masked a square and stamped using three wood block stamps  (Stampin Up, Hero and PSX) and added a touch of colour with two ink sprays. Then I used my Silhouette electronic cutter and a heat press to add the words 'still vips' (which is the name of our Whatsapp group). 

For Covid regulations reasons we had to stay in the garden and the day before it was chucking down with rain and was even drizzling earlier on in the morning. But by the time my guests arrived it had dried up and the weather was mild and we sat drinking Prosecco cocktails in our coats and had a fabulous time. 

I'd like to enter:
Country View Challenges  anything but a card 

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Inkspirational Challenges - Night


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

For my DT card I made a one-layer Christmas card , using a Reverse Confetti gnome and Mama Elephant scene-builder stamps. 

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Guest Designer at Casology - Sunset


Today, I'm honoured to be Guest Designer at Casology! 

The cue card is 'sunset' and for my card I made an unconventional Christmas card, featuring the three kings setting off at sunset. I thought the triangle was reminiscent of both pyramids and Christmas trees, and made for a more cas look.

Once I had the idea it was very simple to make ... well, it should have been! Using my Silhouette Cameo digital cutting machine, I traced and cut a clip-art image of the three kings. I cut a simple triangle shape and inked through it in sunset colours, I had four attempts at this before I got one that had ink in the right places, not the wrong ones.. simple cards come easily to me but clean...not so much! 

Thanks Casology for having me as GD. 

I'd like to enter:

The Holly and Ivy 

Sunday, 25 October 2020

The Library Challenge- How to Catch a Star


The new challenge at The Library  is How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers.

I raided my son's bookcase for this one....he's 13 now so doesn't read picture books anymore but we've not got round to giving them away. This one has such beautiful illustrations - I think I'll keep it. 

For my first card (top) , I used a new Stamping Bella stamp, coloured with Promarkers, with shimmer pen on the skirt and metallic silver glitter on the star. The sentiment is a combination of sets. 
I'd like to enter this card into:

My second card was clearly inspired by the cover, with the colours and the space theme. The galaxy background was an old freebie paper and I coloured the MFT stamps with Promarkers, 

I'd like to enter:
Passion for Promarkers  die cut star 

Embossed Ice Berg


This MFT polar bear has spotted a star hovering above an ice berg!
Folder is argyle by Embossilicious.
I'd like to enter:

Little Red Wagon - B for bear and berg