Tuesday, 15 January 2019

City Crafter - CAS

Ooops - Amy chose this week's challenge at City Crafter  - CAS -  and I interpreted that as Clean and Simple - but I didn't notice Amy has requested 'Cute and Simple' cards! Nothing cute about my card, sorry. I made a one-layer card with white embossing.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.
I'd like to enter
CAS on Friday  flowers
Crafty Calendar  flowery
Stamping Sensations  feminine 

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Celebrate 40

I actually made this before Christmas, but never got round to posting it but I think it would be good for entering these challenges:
Card in Envy  numbers
Allsorts  milestones

Saturday, 12 January 2019

The Library Challenge - Absolute Beginners - New Puppy

The current challenge at The Library is Absolute Beginners.

Absolute Beginners (London Trilogy Book 2) by [MacInnes, Colin]
For this card, I used a stencil and embossing pad in a die-cutting machine, to get the embossed bricks look, like the cover. The puppy is an MFT stamp and I made the sentiment on my computer.

I hope you'll join in the challenge. 

I'd like to enter: 
TGIF Challenges  sketch below 
Crafty Friends  new beginnings 
Penny Black and More  new beginnings 

Inkspirational Challenges - Use Kraft

At Inkspirational , Anila has chosen the theme 'kraft'.

Here I used Paper Artsy stamps, Zig markers, shimmer pen and Nuvo drops to create a one-layer card on kraft. My sentiment is Happy Little Stampers.

We'd love you to join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  thank you 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

City Crafter - Give Piece a Chance

This week at City Crafter, I've chosen the challenge and it is to use one of my favourite techniques - paper piecing.

Just before Christmas I bought myself this new Waffle Flower stamp set, and it seems just perfect for paper-piecing. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Try it on Tuesday  something old - the technique and the paper / something new - the Waffle Flower stamps 
Papercraft Challenges  celebrate 
Cupcake Inspirations new stamps 

Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Library - Absolute Beginners

At The Library, the book is Absolute Beginners by Colin Macinnes.

Absolute Beginners (London Trilogy Book 2) by [MacInnes, Colin]
For my first card I was inspired by the bright yellow scooter! 

I'd like to enter :
Crafter's Castle  fun technique - paper piecing
QKR Stampede  anything goes 
Alphabet Challenge  faux stitching round die cut panels

My second card was inspired by the title - babies are absolute beginners and sometimes, the new parents are too! 

I'd like to enter:
Casology fresh flowers and fresh person! 
Dragonfly Journeys shiny and new 

 I would love you to come over to The Library and join in.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Party People

Here's a birthday card I made using a cutting file that I adapted to have a pop-up 5-0. The images are stickers - I've had these for a while (from a scrapbook set), so glad to use them up at last.

I'd like to enter:
Scrapbook and Cardmaking  special card form
Inspire Create 
CCCDigiCreations happy  birthday

Library Challenge Reminder - Anthology (Use a previous book)

Here's another card for The Library . 

I made this card using the Silhouette - I used commercially made SVG cutting files and then sliced the tops off the images so I could stack them. Then I created and cut the sentiment.  The card was inspired by the book cover below:
Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi I picked up a signed copy from Ottolenghi Islington. It's a total bliss.
I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  new home 
Casology  fresh start / new home 

Friday, 4 January 2019

First one for Christmas 2019

Dotty Jo is having a Christmas card challenge on her blog. The first one is Rudolph and Friends.

This Rudolph stamp was a magazine freebie many years ago. The smallest circle is part of the stamp and I stamped sentiment circles around it.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Make Today an Adventure

My adventure today has been playing with my new set of Spectrum Noir sparkly coloured pens, which were a Christmas present. I used two shades to colour my pig. They have a fabulous shine and while I know the photo above (taken in artificial light ) is rubbish, at least it does show the sparkle.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Crew
Unicorn Challenge things with wings
Stinkin Inkers  new pens
Sweet Stampin 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

City Crafter - You Mean the World to Me

Happy New Year everyone!
This week at City Crafter, Kirsty wants us to use a map, globe or the sentiment 'You mean the world to me'.
I made a New Year card using a globe die- cut  ( an SVG freebie from Keri Bradford), stamped with a Honey Bee sentiment. The birds are from a Clarity stencil, using Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax.
I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Love to Scrap anything goes
Inkspire Me