Saturday 30 May 2020

Inkspirational Challenges - Funny Sentiment

Our new challenge at Inkspirational , was chosen by Pia, and she wants funny sentiments. 

For my DT card I used a Heffy Doodles cave man set, coloured with Promarkers. I used a panel of prehistoric dinosaur paper from Basic Grey - yes, the dinosaurs are prehistoric and I think I've had the paper that long too! 

I'd like to enter:

Sunday 24 May 2020

The Library Challenge - Peter Pan

The new challenge at The Library  is Peter Pan by JM Barrie, and there's a Visiting Librarian, Sue Botham. 
I chose to focus on the crocodile from the story - you might remember 'Never Smile at a Crocodile' from the Disney film. Apart from the sun ( a Craft Stamper freebie), all the stamps are from a set by Heffy Doodle, coloured with Promarkers. I used a grid design, similar to the cover. 

I'd like to enter:

Saturday 23 May 2020

Dotty Skirt

I found this Stampendous stamp in a box of stamps I've had for many years. (The spots border along the bottom are Hero Arts and a similar vintage). I coloured it using zig clean colour markers and added black spots to the skirt and white ones to the bag.

It would have been a quick make if I hadn't had to do it twice.... I coloured it all in and then had a fail at the sentiment stage - it was a first stamp of this Marianne sentiment and it looked all fuzzy . I do have a stamping platform but I find it doesn't entirely stop me having stamping fails and even have produced a few new ones (eg transferring ink off the lid!).

I'd like to enter:
Stinkin Inkers - in the bag (I hope it meets you criteria , I've been thinking about entering all month but now I've re-checked the post, I wonder if the bags are prominent enough)
Less is More 
Allsorts dots

Friday 22 May 2020

Don't Leave Me Hanging

I made this card to join in a few challenges:
Just add Ink 
Alphabet Challenge  dry embossing

Back to the Fuschia

I only bought this stamp , by Taylored Expressions , so I could use the Back to the Fuschia pun.

These are for the Twofer challenge - flower.

For my first card , I made a birthday card , using paper-piecing.

I'd also like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges  spring

For my second card I embossed and coloured in white .

I'd also like to enter:
Through the Purple Haze  black and white
Sweet Stampin  thank you
Addicted to Cas

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Christmas Wreath

Here I used a Penny Black wreath stamp - stamped in green ink and then coloured with metallic gel pens. The big sentiment is by Concord and 9th.

I'd like to enter:
Christmas Kickstart 
Krafty Chicks 
Cas Christmas 

Monday 18 May 2020


Here's a box card I made on the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, using an SVG file from Lori Whitlock. I changed it up by using different colours and adding some mulberry flowers and nuvo drops.

I'd like to enter:
Cupcake Inspirations 
Shopping Our Stash 
Little Red Wagon 
Craft Rocket

Featured Button

Sunday 17 May 2020

Library Reminder - My Naughty Little Sister

I made another card for the challenge at The Library.
My Naughty Little Sister (Young Puffin Books) by Dorothy, Edwards ...
The cover shows the sister sick in bed, so I made another get well card. I printed an image from an old Polkadoodles CD  , 'Cherryblossom Lane' . I coloured it with Promarkers and paper-pieced the bedding. 

I'd like to enter: 

Saturday 16 May 2020

Inkspirational Challenges - Shake

Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is a word prompt - shake. 

For my DT card I used just one set - So Smooth by Lawn Fawn - and made it into a shaker card by hand-cutting an aperture in the jug. 

I'd like to enter:
My Time to Craft food stuffs 

Sunday 10 May 2020

The Library Challenge - My Naughty Little Sister

The new challenge at The Library  is My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards. 

My Naughty Little Sister (Young Puffin Books) by Dorothy, Edwards ...
For my first card, above, I was inspired by the story and the cover , which shows the little sister sick in bed. I used a MFT digi stamp - these are kindly being given away free on their website. I know some people have customised them with PPE but I've gone for some escapism and kept her looking like doctor from the old days (ie six months ago).  The background is a Hero Arts stamp. 

I'd like to enter:
Top picks please add this to your blog

I'm happy to say that I'm the filling in a sister sandwich , being both a little sister and a big sister. However, I'm closest in age to my older sister and she'd immediately recognise us on this card from the hair colour. These are from a set of digi stamps by Mo's Digital Pencil - there are various options for the cart , so I had to cut out the little sister and the sign and stick them on.

I'd like to enter:

Saturday 9 May 2020

Snail Mail

Here's a card I made using two sets of Flora and Fauna stamps .

I'd like to enter:
Sparkles Forum
Little Red Wagon 
Addicted to Cas 
Retro Rubber stamps are over two years
Krafty Chicks 

RRCB 134

Friday 8 May 2020

Christmas Floral

No work today - bank holiday in the UK - so up and crafting!

Here I used a Penny Black stamp (the two vases are one stamp )  and I stamped it on green card and coloured it with pencils. I coloured the vases with glitter gel pens and added white gel highlights to the berries. The sentiment is by Concord and 9th. 

I'd like to enter:

Monday 4 May 2020

The B-sides

Do you remember vinyl singles? Did you ever turn them over and play the b-side and find you liked it as much as the hit song? 

The flowers and butterflies here are from a My Favorite Things set called Meow Mix - the stamps you notice first (the a-sides) are all cats. But I thought it'd be a fun challenge just to use the other stamps for a change. (BTW the cardstock is white - I just can't seem to get good photos at the moment!) 

I'd like to enter:
Use Your Stuff  flowers and butterflies
Sweet Stampin  bright and beautiful
Sparkles Forum  spring 
Little Red Wagon  white space 

Sunday 3 May 2020

Fast Flowers

I decided to enter the speed stamping challenge at As You Like It.  Tbh, I only just scraped in at under ten minutes , and only because I had everything ready beforehand and had had a previous, failed attempt. It may have helped if I hadn't, at one stage, inked the back of the stamp by accident - luckily I realised just before touching it onto the card!

Anyway, the flower stamp was a magazine freebie years ago .. I think it was designed by Visible Image. Behind the 'enjoy' , I also stamped some splatter stamps.

As well as As You Like It, I'd also like to enter:
CAS on Friday 
Less is More
Addicted to Stamps 

Saturday 2 May 2020

Beetle Shaker

It was my partner's birthday last week and, for me, the closer the relationship, the more I struggle with a card idea! Over the years we've had lots of buses (his hobby is classic buses) and frogs (because he likes them) and so I needed to think of something different.

He also has a 1970s VW Beetle - it's not on the road at the moment but he just replaced the brake system. I stamped the 'Beetle' (Flora and Fauna)  , masked it and stamped the scene (Clearly Besotted) behind; coloured them with Promarkers and made it into a shaker card. He seemed pleased.

I'd like to enter:
Cardz4Guyz dies - circle dies used to cut the shaker
Sisterhood of Crafters
Aud Sentiments 

Inkspirational Challenges - Cake Shop Photo

Our challenge this time at Inskspirational is to be inspired by the picture below :

For my DT card I was inspired by all the pink and the fact that it's a cake shop. I used a Craftwork Card cake stamp and coloured it with coloured shimmer pens, so it shimmers when it catches the light.

I'd like to enter:
AAA Cards  TV- The Great British Bake Off
Seize the Birthday