Tuesday 29 January 2019

City Crafter - Flora Laura

I'm really sad that this is the final challenge at City Crafter, which will be closing down afterwards. I'll miss it hugely and want to say thank you to Kirsty and all the wonderful, supportive crafters I've met through the challenge.

Our challenge is to use a floral background. I hope you'll join in.

Saturday 26 January 2019

The Library - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -reminder

I made another card for the theme at The Library . I've had this Kanban stamp for years and it always reminds me of a tattoo. I stamped and coloured it and stamped the sentiment from another set. I splattered it with gold watercolour paint.
I'd like to enter:

Unicorn Challenge things with wings 
International Art and Soul  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been made into a movie 

Inkspirational - Sweet Things Photo

I think this will be the Valentine's card I give my partner. Before we met, I rarely had biscuits in the house (due to lack of self-control). Now, he almost always has a packet hidden somewhere and I spend an embarrassing amount of time trying to sniff them out!

Here is our inspiration photo at Inkspirational:
As you can see, I went with the cookies and the hearts.  I used two new stampsets that I've treated myself to : Waffle Flower Cookie Love and Mama Elephant Swinging Borders (the heart swirl) . I coloured them with Promarkers,....and that's all!

I hope you'll come over to Inkspirational and join in.

I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  love me and love my pet mouse !

Tuesday 22 January 2019

City Crafter - Cupcakes

This week at City Crafter, Lucille has chosen 'cupcakes'.  Here I combined four different stampsets and coloured them with Promarkers.  

I hope you'll join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter Just Us Girls 

Okay Bokeh

I tried to create a bokeh effect by inking a background and then stamping it with a Neat and Tangled falling circles stamp, spritzed with water. I'm not sure that it was the best technique!

You can't tell from the photo how sparkly this card is. The 'ice' is all silver glitter pen.

I'd like to enter:
CAS Mix Up   my 'choice' is paper-piecing
Christmas Kickstart  bundled up

Sunday 20 January 2019

The Library - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

At The Library, the book is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 

As you can see, I went total dragon for this one.

For my first card (above) I stamped a cute dragon, coloured with Promarkers, and added stencilled background, stamped sentiment and an embossed panel. I popped the top panel onto foam tape to give it some dimension. 

I'd like to enter:

Cardz 4 Galz - Dimensional elements 
Stamp Ink Paper  embossing, colouring, stitched dies 
TGIF Challenges  Disney- Pete's Dragon 

For my second project I made a postcard using a Chinese dragon printed from a Debbie Moore CD.

I'd like to enter CD Sunday .  I haven't joined in with CD Sunday for a while - I don't buy CDs any more - if I want digi elements , I find it easier to download them- and I lost a lot of the ones I had in the great computer crash of 2018. So it's nice to take part in the challenge again. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge at The Library.
CD Sunday Top Three

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

Have you been in our top 5?

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