Tuesday, 17 July 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Pineapple

This week, at City Crafter, Amy has picked a pineapple theme.

For my DT project I made a fridge magnet - yes, that silver thing in the picture is my fridge! I used a cut-file and sheet of Silhouette magnet paper, and I cut the pineapple out of a mix of plain and glitter cardstock, using my Silhouette machine.

Please come and play with us at City Crafter.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Santa and Wreath

Just trying to cool down by making Christmas cards!

I stamped Santa and coloured him with Promarkers and then masked him off. I stamped the wreath (Penny Black) three times in different coloured inks. The sentiments are Avery Elle.

I'd like to enter:
AAA Cards
Stamp Ink Paper 
Happy Little Stampers Christmas 
Crimbo Crackers 
I love Promarkers  Christmas

Guest Designer at Lasting Memories - Throwback to Your Glory Days

I hope you don't think this is a vintage photo, as that little girl on the far left is me - and I'm not vintage! The weird girl is my sister (she'll never catch me on here!)

I'm very much enjoying my month as Guest Designer at Lasting Memories. This week , the challenge was to scrap a photo from our past. I also decided to use some stash from my past (everything is very old, apart from the wooden letters and birds), and a technique from my past (the fake double-sided paper on the corners).

I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. 

Lasting Memories

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Naut Again!

Nautical but Nice - it's my favourite pun and it's not the first time I've used it and it probably won't be the last!

Here I scrapped some photos from 2015, using some very old stash. There are three papers from The English Paper Company and one by Basic Grey. I found myself browsing scrapbooking kit clubs last night and had to restrain myself and resolve to use up the stash I already have.

I'd like to enter:
Rochelle Spears  sketch
Papercraft Challenges red, white, blue
Through the Purple Haze  marine 
Double D  I hope you accept layouts - I couldn't see anything in the rule for or against.

What's cooking?

Made this for some challenges:
Shopping Our Stash feed me
Passion for Promarkers  hip to be square (coloured with Promarkers)
Crafty Friends  food
Sweet Stampin occupations
Do-Al (1) Creative thanks Doris

Inkspirational Challenges - Birthday

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is the word 'birthday'. An easy challenge at last!!! Here I used a Craftwork Cards balloon (the sentiment is part of the stamp, black embossed onto a Distress Ink background from my bits box. The layer on top of the base is also from the bits box. I think it was made with Gelatos- I never got to grips with them. I really must dig them out and either use them or get rid of them.

Anyway I defy you to say you don't need any birthday cards. Make birthday cards and join in our challenge!

I'd like to enter:
Alphabet Challenge  happy birthday

Friday, 13 July 2018

New Team Member

I made this card for my work colleague who's just had her third child (first daughter).
shimmer shot 
I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  stars 
Cardz4galz little girl 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

City Crafter - In the Pink

Blame me for this week's challenge at City Crafter ! I picked the picture below and I challenge you to make a project using at least two of the following:
-  the colour pink, 
- a flamingo, 
- wooden blocks or tiles (eg scrabble-style)  
- a phone 
 -the word 'hello'.
For my DT card I used stamps from Flora and Fauna , coloured with Promarkers, and a sentiment by Alte New. 

I hope you'll join in. 

I'd like to enter:
Sparkles Let's be pretty
Aud Sentiments   flowers
Crafty Calendar   girly
Always Fun  anything goes

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Baa-ty Animals

Catching up with posting some cards I've made recently - my craftroom , where my computer is also, is just too hot and so I have to ration the time I spend in there. It's half past ten in the evening now and so it's cooled down a little but I still have the window wide open and a fan going. We're just not used to this in England!

Anyway, here's a card using some of my favourite techniques/materials - stamping, paper-piecing and white gel pen.

I'd like to enter:
The Paper Players
4 Crafty Chicks  birthday
As you Like It  - I don't think there's a celebration I don't like but the great thing about birthdays is there are so many of them!
Alphabet Challenge  happy birthday

Condolences for a Pet

My daughter asked me to make a sympathy card for a friend whose dog had sadly died. I designed and cut the heart/paw on my Silhouette and stamped and embossed the sentiment.

I'd like to enter:
Crafter's Cafe keep it simple
The Crafty Addicts all about pets
Addicted to Stamps   cas
Time Out  the word heart

Guest Designer at Lasting Memories - Document Your Job

I'm having a lovely time as this month's Guest Designer at Lasting Memories. 

This week's challenge is all about your job, so I made a layout about my work as an Adult Literacy teacher. The photo is of me and some of my students - you can spot which one is me as I'm the only one whose face hasn't been blocked out for confidentiality reasons! 

I used papers and embellishments from Fancy Pants - I thought the theme went well with a layout about lifelong learning but I don't really spend all my time at work spouting motivational slogans!  I created the title on my Silhouette digital cutting machine.

I hope you'll go over to Lasting Memories and join in the challenge.
Lasting Memories

Library Challenge - Hollywood Wives

The new Library Challenge  is  Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins. 

As a teenager I loved her books along with other novels full of glamour and melodrama - Shirley Conran's Lace, Judith Krantz's Scruples and anything by the lesser-known writer June Flaum Singer.

For my first card, I was inspired by the cover.  I stamped the bear, towel and drink and coloured with Promarkers. The water is stencilled and I think the sentiment was a Craft Stamper freebie.

I'd like to enter:
Dragonfly Journeys  summer
Pinspirational Challenges
Craft Rocket   summer
Dragonfly Dreams  summer

My second card isn't new but I thought it would show a different take on the theme. This time I've gone for the word Hollywood and cut an Oscar-themed card on my Silhouette.

I'd love it if you popped over to The Library and entered the challenge.


Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Guest Designer at Cas Christmas - Poinsettia

I'm delighted to be Guest Designer at CAS Christmas !

The challenge this month is Poinsettia. Here I used a Mo's Digital Pencil penguin image. I then paper-pieced his scarf, using an Avery Elle poinsettia stamp, Everything was coloured with Promarkers and I added Penny Black sentiments.

I hope you'll come and join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Merry Christmas Challenge 
Sweet Stampin Christmas 
Passion for Promarkers  add a sentiment

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie

City Crafter challenge Blog - Christmas in July - with silver

This week at City Crafter , Kirsty wants us to make a Christmas card with silver on it.

For my DT card I made a round card base and stamped a background using a Darkroom Door stamp in Delicata silver ink. The Christmas tree is cut out of silver glitter card, and the branches out of silver mirror card, Everything was cut on the Silhouette.

I hope you'll join us.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Guest Designer at Lasting Memories - Love Your Selfie

I'm delighted to be a Guest Designer this month at Lasting Memories. 

The first challenge is to use a selfie and make a layout about yourself.  I didn't journal on my layout but I used lots of stamping and doodling and paint splashing . The patterned paper and stickers are by Kaisercraft and I used stamps by Lawn Fawn, 7 gypsies, Artemio, Concord and 9th and Craft Stamper.  

I hope you'll go over to Lasting Memories and join in the challenge.

Lasting Memories

I'd like to enter:
Sisterhood of Crafters  something in the sky - paper plane
Mix it Up Challenge 
Just Us Girls