Monday 31 October 2016

Halloween Disco

Here's a photo of my son, the werewolf, and his friend, Jack-O-Lantern, at the school Halloween Disco. I used papers from Kaisercraft and a toppling pumpkins cut file from the Silhouette store.   The title (under the photo)  doesn't really show up too well - it says 2 Ghoul 4 School (thanks for the idea, Rhoda!).

I'd like to enter:
The Sisterhood Of Crafters pumpkins
Use your Stuff Halloween

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Haunted House

I know this looks like a Halloween project but I took the photos in April, at the Haunted House ride at the fair.

I'd like to enter:
Scrap it with a song  mad house
Off the Rails  mood board

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Deer and Wreath

The Christmas card stash is building up! Here I've used a deer and sentiment from two different Avery Elle sets. The gold embossed wreath was a magazine freebie and the background was made with Brushos.
I'd like to enter:
52cct embossing
Jingle Belles animal
Scraps of Life Rudolph day
Happy Little Stampers  embossing
Christmas Card Challenges anything goes

City Crafter - Halloween

Stella has chosen Halloween for the new challenge at City Crafter. For my DT card I used a digistamp from Robyn's Fetish, which I coloured with alcohol markers. The spider and 'boo' are stamps by Daisy and Dandelion, and the web is Stampin Up.

Our Guest Designer this week is Sarah , so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter and see what she, and the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own project.

I'd like to enter:
Get Creative  black and orange
Inky Chicks  too cute to spook

Saturday 22 October 2016

Bike and Balloons Birthday

One of my colleagues organised a surprise for another workmate who was turning 30. She did a little collection, got some people to bake cakes and asked me to make a card for everyone to sign. I was really nervous about this and worried about whether people would think it was good enough! But it seemed to go down well.

Anyway, I used a large card-base (I think it's 8 x8). As the birthday girl is a cyclist, I cut a bike (Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons SVG) on the Silhouette , and then the balloons (also PPPR but I had to play about with this file) . I cut the sentiment and the 30 on the Silhouette using computer fonts, and I dry embossed the background.

I'd like to enter:
Craft Rocket  happy birthday
AAA Cards photo ( spots on the patterned paper)
Little Red Wagon  let's party
Craftycatz embossing

Inkspirational Challenge - Black and One Other Colour

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is to use black and one other colour . For my DT card I used butterflies from Avery Elle and a sentiment (Happy Little Stampers) . I must admit it's hard to see the black in the photo!  I stamped the butterflies in blue and then added touches of black ink and stamped them over again. Then I used the blue ink as a watercolour on the wings. The base card is actually black! I think it looks more navy in the photo.

We have a fabulous Guest Designer, Cheryl , joining us, so please come over to Inkspirational to see what she's made, and see the work of the DT , before entering your own creation.

I'd like to enter:
That's Crafty  clean and simple
Alphabet Challenge  quick and simple
Sweet Stampin  favourite colour combo

Thursday 20 October 2016

Guest Designer at Time Out # 2

Here's my second and final post as Guest Designer at Time Out. 

This is another CASE of Ardyth's fabulous card:

For my card, I used a leaf set by Stampin Up . The sentiment was three stamps by Avery Elle and Waffle Flower. 

Time Out, thank you for the honour of being your GD. 
I'd like to enter: 
Seize the Birthday  lots of leaves

Tuesday 18 October 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Sketch

This week at City Crafter, Kirsty has created asketch for us to use, and here it is:

For my DT card, I used Silhouette cutting files by Ashley Harris (the word Halloween) and Miss Kate Cuttables (the fence, cat and moon). The 'happy' is an Avery Elle stamp and the paper is by Basic Grey. 

Our Guest Designer is Shani  so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and see what she and the rest of the DT have made , and enter your own card based on the sketch. 

I'd like to enter:
Stamp Ink Paper  tic tac toe - orange, Halloween, patterned paper 
Cardz4Guyz Halloween
The Male Room  Halloween 
Shopping Our Stash hey ghoulfriend 
Crafty Cardmakers  things that go bump in the night 

Saturday 15 October 2016

Christmas Card Swap Kit - Robin

This is the final card from the card swap kit  with Nonni and Pia .

Here I used the patterned paper from the kit and die-cut it to make the robin the focal point. I framed it using some leftover woodgrain paper from one of Nonni's kits.  I embossed the base card with a woodgrain pattern and distressed some patterned paper with a music embossed pattern, adding twine and the charm from the kit. The sentiment was cut on the Silhouette.
I'd like to enter:
Holly Jolly Christmas  ornament (the charm)
Crafty Catz twine
Cardz 4 Galz - two dies- oval and scalloped oval - Marianne brand??

Christmas Card Kit Swap - Penguin

Here's another card from my card kit swap with Nonni and Pia. 

From the kit I used the penguin and balloon digi (A Day for Daisies)  and a panel of snowfall acetate, attached with brads. The buildings are a Crafty Impressions stamp and I cut the words out of glitter paper on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
52CCT  critters
Christmas Cards All Year Round orange - on his feet and nose
The Heart Desires large sentiment
Card Mania shine - acetate, brads and glitter paper (sentiment)

Christmas Card Kit Swap - Circle Card

Here's another card from my card kit swap with Nonni and Pia. 

From the kit, I used the wooden tree ( covered with gold heat embossing powder)  and the patterned paper. The circle of embossed vellum was left-over from one of Pia's kits and the banners were cut from leftover scraps from a kit from Nonni.

I'd like to enter:
Winter Wonderland  kraft
Happy Little Stampers Christmas embossing (on tree)
Moving Along with the Times   tree

Christmas Card Kit Swap - Gifts

Here's the second card from my card kit swap  with Nonni and Pia.

From the kit I used the Pure Innocence image (coloured with markers), the patterned  paper and a strip of snowfall acetate. I cut the sentiment on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
Just Add Ink  g for girl and gifts
That's Crafty  clean and simple
Crafting Musketeers boxes

Card Swap Kit - Christmas Dog

Here's the first card from my card kit swap  with Nonni and Pia..

The items I used from the kit are the pattened paper and the dog image (Little Claire), which I coloured with marker pens and added glitter to the 'snow' . . The glittery Christmas Trees were leftover from Nonni's kit last month.

I'd like to enter:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin  glitter and sparkle
ABC Christmas  under the pile – papers
Perfectly Created Chaos  3 of something (glitter trees)

Card Kit Swap - Cute Christmas

 This is the second month of the Christmas Card Kit Swap I am doing with Nonni and Pia , and it was my turn to create the kit and here it is- I've called it Cute Christmas.

The kit contained:
4 sheets of patterned paper (My Mind's Eye - they were a magazine freebie)
Dog stamp (Little Claire)
Penguin with balloon ( digi from A Day for Daisies)
girl eith gifts (Pure Innocence)
sheet of snowfall acetate
wooden Christmas tree
charm - each of us had a different charm from the same pack.

You can see at the top of this post the cards I made - I was also able to incorporate leftover bits from our previous kits.

I'm going to blog each card separately so I can link them to some challenges.

Thursday 13 October 2016

Guest Designer at Time Out

Today I'm very proud to be Guest Designer at Time Out. 

The challenge is to CASE this fabulous card by Ardyth .
For my card, I used a snowflake mask  and a Distress Ink pad. The sentiment is by Uniko and I added gems and glitter paper.

I hope you will come over to Time Out and see how their wonderful Design Team have CASED this card.

Thanks, Time Out, for letting me be Guest Designer!

I'd like to enter:
Crafting When We Can  Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge add a sentiment
Crafting by Designs add a sentiment
Deep Ocean  fave season

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Fun on a Broomstick

Here's a not-very-spooky Halloween card. I use a Mo Manning digital image of a witch, that I cropped to focus on the legs on the broomstick and coloured with alcohol markers. 'Have fun' was cut on the Silhouette and the 'halloween' is an Avery Elle stamp.  The holographic mirror card I've mounted the image on is a much better match to the other purples than shows in the photo!

I'd like to enter:
Casology - spooky
Mo's Digital Challenge  anything goes
Addicted to Stamps  Halloween photo
Crafty Boots Halloween
Crafty Calendar Halloween

Tuesday 11 October 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Did I make you up?

I chose this week's challenge at City Crafter - Did I make you up?  The challenge is to feature something on your card that may not really exist. I think unicorns probably do not exist!

For my DT card I used the unicorn set from My Favorite Things. 'U is for'was computer generated and the big 'unique' was cut on the Silhouette, using a computer font. I coloured with alcohol markers and added glitter.

Our Guest Designer this week is Gerdine and I hope you'll visit us at City Crafter and see what she, and the rest of the DT have made...and enter your own creation.

I'd like to enter:
Challenge up Your Life  something magical
Incy Wincy all that glitters
That's crafty  all of a sparkle
Polkadoodle anything goes
Fantasy Crafters anything fantasy

Sunday 9 October 2016

Wildest Dreams

A quick cas card, using a bear stamp that was a magazine freebie , a MFT sentiment, and a heat-embossed shooting star by Concord and 9th.

I'd like to enter:
Less is More  dream
Addicted to Stamps  cas
ABC Challenge q for quick
CAS on Sunday  heat embossing
Try it on Tuesday  sun, moon, stars

Thanks Pumpkin!

Just because we don't have Thanksgiving here, doesn't mean I can't make a pumpkin-y thanks card!

The wheelbarrow, large pumpkin and sentiment are by Clearly Besotted, the other pumpkins are by Inky Doodles and Inspired by Stamping and the stamped border is Basic Grey.

I'd like to enter:
Sisterhood of Crafters  fall harvest
Eclectic Ellapu  autumnal
Double D pumpkin time
Stempelgarten pumpkin

Labrador Love

This weekend I'm on pet-feeding duties while my daughter's at a wedding. She asked me to make a labrador themed wedding card for the happy couple. Time to getting out the Silhouette electronic die cutting machine!

I found some silhouettes of labradors online, traced and cut them. I cut 'forever' using a font on my computer. The card shape is a Silhouette cutting file.

I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz  more than one fold
4 Crafty Chicks  die cuts
Crafty Gals Corner die cuts
Inky Chicks  animals
My Time to Craft fancy folds

Saturday 8 October 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Use Five Stamps

This time at Inskspirational , Nonni is challenging us to use at least five stamps. This challenge is right up my street!  I used nine stamps  leaf pile, to different leaves and rake (Lawn Fawn), unicorn (a different Lawn Fawn set - it's Christmas themed, but I think it works well for autumn) , sun (W plus 9) and sentiment ( two Avery Elle stamps and the magical by MFT).

I hope you'll give this fun challenge a go, but before you do, please come over to Inkspirational and see the work of our Guest Designer, Bev and the rest of the DT.
I'd like to enter:
QKR Stampede autumn leaves 
Sweet Stampin  autumn 
Allsorts colours of autumn 
Lawnscaping  moodboard 

Tuesday 4 October 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog- Photo

This week at City Crafter, Stella has chosen an inspirational photo and here it is:

For my DT card I used stamps that were a magazine freebie ages ago. I embossed the wreath in gold and finished the card with burlap, string and glittery dots.

This week , our Guest Designer is Agnieszka Kieler , so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter and see what she and the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own project. 

I'd like to enter:
Retro Rubber  tie me up (stamps from a Christmas issue of a magazine, so at least a year old and probably more!) 

Sunday 2 October 2016

Stylish Dog

This card was a commission from my (grown up!) daughter ...she told me she wanted a dressed-up dog and the words 'doggy style'. I hope that if you get the joke, you find it more amusing than offensive.

The stamp is by Woodware. I cut the words on the Silhouette and coloured with marker pens, using this week's colour combo at Less is More. 

I'm Surprise Sweetie at Cupcake Inspirations!

Today, I'm honoured to be Surprise Sweetie at Cupcake Inspirations. 

The challenge is a colour one:

For my card I used cardstock in the challenge colours ( I hope I got these colours right - seeing them on screen my brown looks a bit too dark!).  I cut the fox ( LD) and sentiment on the Silhouette and embossing the background with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. 

I hope you'll come over to Cupcake Inspirations and enter too. 

Thank you Cupcake Inspirations for having me as your Surprise Sweetie! 
I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday - no patterned paper
QKR Stampede  cut it up