Tuesday 27 November 2018

City Crafter - P- P- Pick Up a Penguin

I chose this week's challenge at City Crafter  - to use a penguin on your project.

Here I stamped the penguin, masked it, stamped the circle and coloured wit Promarkers. Simple!

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday  non traditional Christmas colours 

Sunday 25 November 2018

Scottie Dogs at Christmas

Here's another one-layer Christmas card. I used a dogs stamp by Little Claire , sentiment stamps from different sets , gold Liquid Pearls, white pencil and gold glitter pen.

I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments Christmas
Give a Crafter a Cookie 
Less is More
Challenge up Your Life  winter animals

Cool Blue

This weekend I've been making one-layer Christmas cards.

Here I used an image from a new Neat and Tangled set, stamped in navy and coloured with pencils. The large 'cool' is from the same set. I used part of a chevron arrow stamp to add the pattern top and bottom.

I'd like to enter:
Less is More 
Color My Heart 
Fab N Funky  Christmas
Addicted to Stamps 

The Library - From Time to Time

Strange angle - trying to avoid shadows in artificial lighting! 
At The Library , Lynne aka Linby  has chosen Jack Finney's From Time to Time.

The story is about time travel so I think it'll be right up my street, but unfortunately, I've not had chance to read it yet.

For my DT card, I combined ideas from the cover (NYC buildings ) with the title (time) and came up with a New Year card. I cut the skyline and numbers on the Silhouette and placed them on an alcohol ink background. 

We'd love you to join in with the challenge...

I'd like to enter:
Hiding in my Craft Room  holiday
QKR Stampede 

Saturday 24 November 2018

Sledge Bunny

Here I used a reverse confetti stamp ,coloured with Promarkers with patterns added with gel pen.

I used the sketch from Papercraft Crew, and was inspired by the photo at Pinspirational

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Tuesday 20 November 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Tag Collection

At City Crafter, Kirsty wants to see some tags. 

For my DT tags, I cut a tag shape from my Silhouette and stamped it with a Paper Artsy tag image. I stamped and masked the animals and stencilled the background. Finally I stamped the to/from. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter: 
Moving along with the Times  winter animals 
Stamping Sensations  ready for Christmas 
Cardz4Guyz Christmas critters 

Saturday 17 November 2018

Inkspirational Callenges - Magic

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is the word 'magic' . 

For my  DT card I made a Christmas card with glitter-topped mountains and Santa silhouetted against the sky. 

I hope you'll join in. 

I'd like to enter:
Cardz4Guyz  winter blues
Allsorts cas Christmas

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Two Wreath Cards

It's that time of the year when I barely see daylight during the working week and struggle to get decent photos....

So I apologise for all the shadows on this shot of my entry for the Twofers wreath challenge. Actually, my two designs are pretty similar, with one being Easter and the other , Christmas.

For the Easter card I stamped the card twice in blue and yellow ink. The Easter stamps are by Heffy Doodle (apart from the Neat and Tangled sentiment) and I used Promarkers to colour them in.

I'd also like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps 
Fab n Funky  animal

For the Christmas card I stamped the wreath twice again, this time in red and green. I added the sentiment and some drops of gold liquid pearl and mounted it on gold glitter paper.
I'd also like to enter:
Make My Monday  winter foliage
Time Out 

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Santa with Gifts

I do make lots of Christmas cards but I don't want to make the same design twice, so all the great challenges around help me with new ideas. Here I combined stamps from 3 sets, coloured with Promarkers and with added glitter pen and glitter paste.

I'd like to enter:
CAS Christmas
Addicted to Cas  
Paper Players 
Winter Wonderland - what you love to do at Christmas - give and receive presents

City Crafter - Friendship

At City Crafter, Lucille has chosen the theme 'frienship'.  project.

For my DT card, I used stamps from one set , coloured with Promarkers and stencilled grass, 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges friendship
Try it on Tuesday  friends

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Sunday 11 November 2018

The Library Challenge - Bridget Jones's Diary

At The Library, the book is Bridget Jones's Diary.

I read this book when it was fairly new in the 90s but I've seen the film several times since then and I must confess that I'm not sure which bits were in the book and which were just in the film! The Christmas jumper , worn by Mark Darcy, for example : was that in the book? Well, it was part of the inspiration for my card above.

I'd like to enter:
The Crafty Addicts girly
ABC Christmas Challenge 
Crafty Calendar  paper piecing

For my second card I was inspired by the wine glass and the pink on the cover ...and can imagine Bridget in the bath singing 'All by Myself'. 
I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps 

I'd love you to join in with the challenge...

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Saturday 10 November 2018

Sunny Days Ahead

I was inspired by some challenges to make this card - I always like a rain theme and a bit of paper-piecing.  The girl and dog are all one stamp and the sentiments are from the same set.  The paper was an old freebie - it's a long time since I bought a paper copy of a craft magazine but I still have plenty of freebie papers! The rain was added with an embossing folder.

I'd like to enter:

Cards in Envy  rain
Shopping Our Stash raining cats and dogs
Cas on Friday  a card to brighten someone's day
Crafty Calendar  paper-piecing 
Creatalicious  embossing
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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Another One for The Library

The current challenge at The Library  is The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and I made an extra card - it was supposed to be in the Reminder post but I didn't get it finished in time!

In fact this is The Lion, The Donkey and The Squirrel etc. The animals are all one stamp, coloured with Zig Clean Colour Markers. The sentiment is from another set and I spray the card with yellow ink and added black enamel dots.
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, and the entire Narnia series, C.S. Lewis

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Use Your Stuff give thanks 
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