Tuesday, 6 June 2023

Christmas Tree or Iceberg?

 Is my little Pure Innocence character standing in front of a stylised Christmas tree or an iceberg? Either way, he has frost on his hat and gloves, which doesn't show in the photo. 

I'd like to enter:

Monday, 5 June 2023

Library Reminder - Coffee and Books


I love books but I don't like coffee...however, I have a friend who loves both, so I made this card for her, using a Waffle Flower stamp set. 

This card was inspired by the theme of the book on my challenge blog - The Library :

I'd like to enter:

There's a little pile of books on the drinks trolley

Saturday, 3 June 2023

Inkspirational Challenges - Seasonal


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is:

You can choose which season you want! 

For my DT card I chose summer , which is just arriving in my corner of the world. 

I used an MFT stamp set called Sunny Vibes. I had a circle in my bits bag that I'd die-cut when making an aperture, so I snipped a bit off it and then coloured it with yellow distress ink. 

I'd like to enter:

sports, vehicle, die-cut 

Krafty Chicks  stamp act 

My Time to Craft  masculine 

Monday, 29 May 2023

Free As A Bird

It was a public holiday in England today, so I was able to skip work and do some crafting!

I'd like to enter:


Sisterhood of Crafters birds

I spy with my little eye - wings 

Monday, 22 May 2023

Over the Bridge

 I designed and cut this bridge card with my Silhouette electronic die cutter. The car stamp is Penny Black and the sentiment is Mama Elephant. I'll be sending it to my daughter in law so I hope it survives the journey through the mail! 

I'd like to enter: 

Penny Black Saturday Challenge  use patterned paper 

yellow/black/ fancy fold/circle 

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Inkspirational - Mood Board


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

For my DT card I was inspired by the colours, the milk bottle and the butterfly.  Is it weird to put a milk bottle on a card? It's from a MFT 'milk and cookie' die set that I bought with enthusiasm but have barely used. In my head the scenario is - milk left by a milkman in a flowerbed by the front door and then a butterfly perches on it.  (Can't remember when I last saw a milkbottle or 'milkman' in real life.) Anyway, the flowers are by Lil Inkers and the butterfly is (I think) Avery Elle. 

I'd like to enter:

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Pink Flowers

 This is (appropriately) a Pink Fresh stamp  and I stamped it off the page, coloured it with markers and stamped a sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday  cas base plus one layer

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

My Cat Ate My Background .....


...but I used it anyway! 

A few weeks ago I had a play around with some Twinkling H2Os and other watercolour paints and left them all out to dry on my craft room table.  A few days later, I found this one on the floor with the 'distressing' on the right. There is only one suspect! (Once, he ate my straw hat.) 

Perhaps I should have thrown it away, but I didn't - I put it in my bits bag and today I was sifting through and noticed the star looked quite nice against it, The sentiment is one I designed and cut on my Silhouette but was too big for the project I was working on. I punched a few tiny stars out of some black glittery paper and it was done. 

Is it bad to send someone a birthday card that has been chewed by an animal???

I'd like to enter:

Use Your Stuff technique - watercolour

Try it on Tuesday  keep it simple 

Monday, 15 May 2023

The Library - The Reading List

 After a two year hiatus, I've re-started my challenge blog: The Library Challenge. 

Here's the inspiration book:

For my card I took inspiration from the reading/books theme and used this (well-loved) Stamping Bella stamp. Inspired by the colours I diecut the window out of blue card and made a smooshed background with orange ink.  Inspired by the bricks on the cover, I stencilled brickwork onto the grey base card. 

I hope you'll come over to The Library and join in. 

I'd like to enter:

birthday/ die cut/pens stamp is about 8 years old

Sunday, 14 May 2023

Cats and Ticking

Here's another cat card , but with a different style. I put this one together using things from one of my bits bags. I printed, cut and coloured the cats ages ago (probably years tbh!) then didn't know what to do with them. Playing around with scraps I found this stripy paper - it reminds me of mattress ticking - and liked the combo. 

I'd like to enter:

Alphabet Challenge c for cats 

Cas on Friday  stripes