Saturday 18 May 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Spotlight Technique


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is:

For my DT card I made a birthday card for my football-mad nephew. First I printed the image - a digi from Lily of The Valley - onto craft card. Then I printed it again twice - once on plain white and then on spotty paper. I die cut a circle out of the white card,coloured the image in and pieced it onto the original image. Then I paper pieced the spotty paper on the gloves, Finally, I stamped a sentiment. Is this too much info????

I hope you'll pop over to Inskpirational and see what the rest of the team have made, and join in. 

I'd like to enter:

Cards4 Guyz  stars (on ball) 
Fab and Funky  For a child/teen

Saturday 4 May 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Seasonal


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is: 

I can't make enough Christmas cards, really! For this one, I used a panel I'd made previously, with blotches of watercolour paint. I added die-cut snowflakes and a Christmas sentiment.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter 

Saturday 20 April 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Moodboard


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is this mood board:

For my DT card I was inspired by the playful feel and the lovely colours. The idea was to look into a door that's all set up for a party, but I'm not sure if that quite comes off! I stamped a door, then masked it with scrap paper and stamped the balloons inside. I coloured them with markers and stamped a sentiment. 

I hope you'll pop over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the DT have made, and join in the challenge. 

Sunday 14 April 2024

Believe in Father Christmas

Here, I stamped and masked Santa (MFT) and white embossed a load of elements (foliage, sentiment, stars, snowflake) from a Lil Inker set. Then I coloured in with markers. 

I'd like to enter:

Christmas Kickstart Santa 

Krafty Chicks  Christmas 

Christmas Cards All Year Round 

Saturday 13 April 2024

Build a Pond and They Will Come


The title of this post comes from an online article giving advice on how to attract frogs to a new pond... "build a pond and they will come". We used to have a pond in our old house and my partner always loved the frogs, He's now created a pond in our current house and we're waiting for the frogs to arrive, 

Meanwhile, for his birthday, I've made him a frog shaker card, using stamps from Newton's Nook and Marianne, and a rain stencil - we've had so much rain and I think the frogs will like that, 

I'd like to enter: 

Stencil Fun 

stencil, green, foliage and stencil , die cut, critter

Tuesday 9 April 2024

Happy Birdie

Here, I've gone for a spring feel, with a Catherine Pooler bird stamp and stencilled background, with a birthday sentiment and a strip of dry embossing (beneath sentiment).

I'd like to enter:

Stencil Fun - Spring 

Make My Monday   national picture of a bird 

Sunday 7 April 2024

Masked Snowman

Here, I stamped a Picket Fence snowman and masked it. Then I made a rough mask with some scrap paper and stamped an Aall and Create background. The colour of the base card looks wrong - it is more teal than blue - I've had this same problem photographing this cardstock before - I have no idea why! 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks  stamp act 

My Time to Craft  snowmen

Crafty Calendar  dry embossed base

Sparkles Christmas Challenge   non-trad colours 

Saturday 6 April 2024

Inkspirational Challenges - Fold

 Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is:

I do like to make cards with an extra fold or two - I always feel it adds something a bit special.

For my DT card I used a mix of five sets from different companies, the biggest being a Colorado Craft bunny. I coloured all my images with watercolour pencils. 

I hope you'll visit the Inkspirational blog and see the rest of the DT's fabulous folds. 

I'd like to enter:

Aud Sentiments  watercolour /spring

Double D  cute little animals 

The Sisterhood of Crafters bunnies 

Little Red Wagon  fun folds 

Moving Along with the Times  fancy folds 

Thursday 4 April 2024

Just Dropped

 Here I made masks out of a punched circle and some ripped paper and inked over them to create the moon and snow. Then I stamped the santa sleigh and stamped and cut out the polar bear (MFT I think). 

I'd like to enter:

Jingle Belles 
inspired by sleigh cookie in centre

Alphabet Challenge - Zoology

Once Upon a Time 


Saturday 9 March 2024

Inkspirational Challeges - CAS with optional balloon

 It's another challenge at Inkspirational  and this time we're looking for: 

Optional: Feature a Balloon

For my DT card I kept it very simple by printing a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil onto a card base, deliberately printing it slightly off the page. Then I stamped the sentiment on the balloon and coloured in with Promarkers. 

I hope you'll come over to Inkspirational  , see what the rest of the DT have made, and join in. 

I'd like to enter:

I spy with my little eye........... "Something beginning with B".

Krafty Chicks   Stamp Act 

Once Upon A Time