Sunday, 15 September 2019

Library Challenge - I'll Take Manhattan

First I must apologise - I'm having a really busy time at the moment and have done very little crafting and not been able to visit my favourite bloggers. Hopefully things will calm down at work soon and I'll have a bit more time and energy. 

The new book at The Library is I'll take Manhattan. 
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To be honest, I'm not sure if I've ever read this book - I actually have another of her books, Princess Daisy, in my bookcase but I thought the this cover and title were more versatile. I did love this genre of novels in 80s when I was a very young woman, but I wonder what I'd think if I re-read them now. (I've obviously been thinking of re-reading Princess Daisy someday if I've hung onto it all this time!) 

For my card, I was inspired by the woman's 'yay' gesture. I cut the sentiment on the silhouette and the girl is a Waffle Flower stamp. 

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Inkspirational Challenges - Crop

The new challenge at Inkspirational is 'crop'.
For my DT card, I did consider crops/harvest but decided to go for the meaning of crop being to cut. I coloured in a digi by A Day for Daisies with Promarkers and then 'cropped' it into three pieces. Then I stamped a sentiment. 

I hope you'll enter the challenge.

I'd like to enter :
CD Sunday digital image
Try it on Tuesday children
I love Promarkers  no optional 3 layers - but it is in 3 pieces!
Little Red Wagon  nice and clean 

Monday, 26 August 2019

New Rules

CD Sunday challenge have just changed their rules to allow any digital downloads and the theme is Summer Holiday .

Here I used a digital image of some glasses, which was a freebie from Studio calico. Then I masked of the frames and stamped palm trees and seagulls on the lens.  I stencilled some some rays, stamped the sentiments and added some dots to the frames.

I'd also like to enter:
Tales from the Craftroom  summer fun
Sparkles Monthly  tropical vacation 

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Library Reminder - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Time for a reminder at The Library.

Here I was inspired by the speech bubble on the cover. After all the high tech crafting I've been doing lately, this really is back-to-basics, using just stamps, black ink and a marker pen. The speech bubbles are by Craftwork Cards and the sentiments are from several different sets. 
You can enter the challenge here. 
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!: Mo Willems: 9781844285136: Books

I'd like to enter:

Seagull Hello

Here's one of the cards I made in my summer holiday craft room.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps
I Love Promarkers  coloured with Promarkers

Fashion Sketch

This week I've been playing with the sketch function on my Silhouette Cameo machine and made this to enter the Fashionable challenge at Time Out .

I found a clip-art line drawing online and manipulated it in the Silhouette Studio software to make it look sketchier. Then I put a pen in the blade holder and the machine sketched it out. The sentiment was also created on the Silhouette - the fabulous is cut out of purple card. Finally I made a card base and embossed it in a folder, and coloured the dress by scribbling with a marker. I also added a touch of clear shimmer pen to the hair and back.

Inkspirational - Photo

Our new challenge at Inkspirational, is  the photo below : 

For my DT card I used lots of patterns and colours, which is how the photo inspired me. I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
INTAAS flowers
Allsorts feminine
Crafters Cafe dots and stripes 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Don't Do That - Do This!

I've been experimenting with the 'sketch'function of my Silhouette electronic cutting machine. Here I used a snowman and sentiment from the Silhouette Design Store. But this wasn't my first attempt.....
Don't do that!!!!
The poor snowman has been lost in the blizzard of lovely glitter paste stencilled snow! The paste is lovely and sparkly and will be great on the right project - but this isn't it!  Also the snowman didn't stand out enough , even though I double 'sketched' it.

So, for my second attempt (top) I swapped the Silhouette brand white sketch pen for an ordinary white gel pen. Then, with the same pen, I added snow and a hand-doodled frame. Finally I added glitter pens to the hat, scarf and nose.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Cas 
Sweet Stampin Christmas  snow people
Sparkles Christmas snow
Cas Christmas  

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Woof Been Framed

I made this for Christmas Kickstart - I was inspired by a card on Jo's blog 

I used a dog set by MFT, Promarkers and Hero Arts sentiment . I cut the frame on the Silhouette and stamped it with a Penny Black Wreath, adding red glitter pen. 

Sunday, 18 August 2019

The Library Challenge - Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

The new book at The Library is Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!: Mo Willems: 9781844285136: Books
The last challenge we had The Tiger who Came to Tea - a book from my own childhood, but this is a 21st century children's book which (along with others in the series) I enjoyed  reading with my youngest child. That's him as he is now, in the scrapbook page at the top. 

For my scrapbook page I used Basic Grey papers - it's a few years since this company closed down! I found a font that was similar to the cover on my PC, and cut out the speech bubble on the Silhouette. 

I'd like to enter:
Krafty Chicks  masculine 

For my second project I used a very old pigeon stamp by Blade Rubber and just coloured one pigeon with glitter pens. The sentiment is from MFTs unicorn set. 

I'd like to enter:
Retro Rubber I bought this stamp before 2005!