Monday, 26 July 2021

Merry Berries

 Here I used a Concord and 9th sentiment and a Penny Black berry stamp, repeatedly stamped around the edges. (It's actually a sort of bouquet of berries, so I just avoided the tied together bit.)  I coloured with a Zig Clean Colour marker and a white gel pen and added some wooden stars.

I'd like to enter:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge  anything goes 

My Time to Craft  kraft 

Christmas Cards All Year Round  M for merry 

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Spotty and Stripy Flowers

 I can't remember the last time I made a card just for fun but I made this today using the first things that came to hand. The flower stamp is Altenew.

I'd like to enter:

Inkspirational Challenges - Spots and Dots

Hi everyone. I've unintentionally had a few weeks off card-making and blogging. Yesterday I found the time to make an Inkspirational DT card, inspired by Carol's Designer's Choice : Spots and Dots. 

Actually I had time for two reasons - firstly, I'm off work and secondly, I've been pinged! UK crafters will understand that means I got a notification through the NHS Test and Trace app, telling me I have to self-isolate. As I won't be going anywhere this week, I hope I can keep the creative juices flowing. 

Anyway, here I used a bear and sentiment by MFT and a triangle tree stamp by Craftwork Cards plus white gel pen and some gems. 

I'd like to enter:

trees, polkadots and sparkling gems 

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Slimline Cards

Marlena chose slimline cards for our new challenge at Inkspirational.  Although I've made tall cards in the past I've never made one that was officially slimline. I can't help noticing that my slimline card looks slightly chubbier that the rest of the DT's cards! I copied the measurements I found online but I've never been great at measuring! 

I used a Stamping Bella skier, paper-piecing her jacket and colouring with Promarkers. The background scene is Neat and Tangled trees, Promarkers and a white gel pen. 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks - Christmas 

Make My Monday  outdoor fun 

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Inkspirational - Balloon Photo


I'm belatedly inking up my DT card for Inkspirational and the challenge is:

I made a vellum shaker card, and cut the balloon and sentiment on the Silhouette Cameo. 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks 

Seize the Birthday no topping 

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Inkspirational - Triangle


This is my DT card for Inkspirational , where the challenge is 'triangle'. 

I think you have to look quite hard to see the triangles! I used an Aall and Create triangles background stamp and stamped the Altenew flowers over the top. The sentiment is MFT.

I've not been crafting or blogging much lately. I've been very busy with both work and trying to move house and my crafting mojo has taken a hit. I am a really messy crafter and having packed away my craft stuff while we had buyers viewing, totally wiped out my creativity!  Now we are spending most weekends house-hunting , which involves 5-6 hour round trips,as we are relocating. 

I'm sorry that I haven't been supporting other crafters lately by visiting their blogs. Hopefully, my crafting life will return to normal soon. 

Anyway, back to my card above! I'd like to enter:

Moving along with the times  bouquet 

Craft Rocket colour combo - black, white, yellow 

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Taxi Picture


The challenge this time at Inkspirational is to be inspired by this picture: 

The taxi image is a sticker that I've had hanging around for ages , from a scrapbooking set.  The city is Concord and 9th and the sentiment is Stampin Up. 

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Cats on a Wheel


Here I used two different Avery Elle sets (the ferris wheel from one, the cat from the other) and an MFT city backgrounds. Isn't it great that so many cities have ferris wheels now? These cats could be in London, Tokyo or New York! 

I'd like to enter:

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Inkspirational Challenges - Dog Photo


Whoops! Late with posting my DT make for Inkspirational - although it was on the Inkspirational Challenges blog on time. 

This card was made using my Silhouette electronic cutter and it was a 16th birthday card for my grandson. The animal silhouettes represent their two dogs and cat, and I'm pleased that they do actually look like them. 

I'd like to enter:

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Bunny Balloons Birthday


Catching up a bit today... this card was made for my daughter, whose birthday was on Valentine's Day. 

I used the rabbit from Clearly Besotted but I masked off  the balloon it was holding and added these heart balloons from Clearly Besotted, which I paper-pieced. The houses are Concord and 9th , the Happy Birthday is Marianne and the 'daughter' is Waffle Flower - so that was five different sets I used, which I always enjoy! I coloured everything with Promarkers. 

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  family (word daughter)
Papercraft Challenges for a loved one