Saturday 30 December 2023

Inkspirational Mood Board


Our final Inkspirational challenge of 2023 is to be inspired by this moodboard:

For my DT card, I stamped and embossed a firework sky and designed and cut a sentiment on a Silhouette digital cutter.

I hope you'll go along to Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have made and join in the challenge.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash winter holidays 
Krafty Chicks  all occasions

Saturday 23 December 2023

Winter Hamlet


In 2016 I made a little Christmas village  which I have got out every year and even added some extra buildings and trees, This year I decided to make a new settlement for my mantlepiece. The buildings are bigger than the village but there are only three of them. I used Silhouette digital cutting files and just changed the colours I chose. They are a little rickety in places but, hopefully, that adds to the charm!

I'd like to enter: 

I Ran Out of Christmas Cards!


I ran out of Christmas cards and I needed one quick!  Luckily I'd previously printed and cut out this digi penguin and the patterned papers were hanging around on my desk. So all  I had to do was colour the penguin, stamp a sentiment and stick it together.

This naughty boy decided to sit on my Christmas cards .

I'd like to enter:

Little Red Wagon  under pressure 

Saturday 16 December 2023

Inkspirational Challenges - Celebrate


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is: 

In the midst of the Christmas preparations, I find myself scrabbling around for birthday cards for those people who inconveniently were born in December! I made this one with a Silhouette cutting file,  balloon and spot stamps and different coloured inks. 

I hope you'll go and see the DTs fabulous work and join in the challenge. 

I'd like to enter: 

Cut it Up  celebrate 

Sunday 3 December 2023

Christmas in the Wood


It's not often I use more than one or two stamps from a set, but here I made a box card using nearly all of them.

I'd like to enter:

Peace on Earth 

critters, fun fold, alcohol markers 

Saturday 2 December 2023

Scraps and Leftovers Penguin


Here's a card I made from scraps and leftovers from other projects and a penguin digi from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I'd like to enter:

My Time to Craft  snowflakes 

Moving along with the times  winter animals 

Sparkles Christmas  Christmas animals/birds 

Critter Crazy 

Inkspirational Challenges - Add Glitter


Pia has chosen our new challenge at Inkspirational, and that is to add glitter.

I would say , at Christmastime, that's not TOO challenging - the challenge is to get a photo of it!😊

For my DT card I used two dies - the sky, and the village- which I cut out of glitter cardstock. I think the glittered cardstock shows up well and maybe you can also see a hint of glitter in the embossing of the 'Merry' sentiment.

I hope you'll join us. 

I'd like to enter:

Cut it Up Challenges  more than one diecut 

I Spy with my Little Eye  sparkle 

Christmas Cards All Year Round  anything goes 

Sunday 26 November 2023

Faux Linocut Robin


I love the look of linocuts but I don't have the skills to make them myself - so I was glad to find this linocut style Robin from Hobby Art. I made the background with 3 stencils - a circle, rays and snowfall.

I'd like to enter:

Sparkles Monthly  winter animals 

Embossing on Vellum

 This was my third attempt to heat emboss the vellum layer - I kept melting the vellum! 

I'd like to enter:

Cardz 4 Galz embossing

My Time to Craft  Christmas 

Jingle Bells


The current challenge at Jingle Belles  is to make a card inspired by their header:

I sprayed watercolour paper with water and then stamped using pink metallic acrylic paint and two Clarity Stamps pine trees. Then I splattered it with gesso and added silver glitter blobs and a sentiment. 

I'd also like to enter:

Shopping Our Stash  splish splash

Saturday 25 November 2023

CAS Christmas Card


Here's a Christmas card I made using 3 stamps, 2 inkpads and some markers.

I'd like to enter:

CAS on Friday  Christmas 

Colorful Options  red 

Saturday 18 November 2023

Neutral Birthday


It's another (yet another!) rainy day in the south of England , so a perfect time to take part in some challenges. 

Here, I stencilled three rectangles onto a linen textured card, die cut foliage out of pearl cardstock and a vase out of spotty/stripy paper, and stamped a birthday sentiment. 

I'd like to enter:

Give a Crafter a Cookie  white 

Inkspirational Challenges - Seasonal


Our new challenge at Inkspirational is: 

I've chosen winter but you can choose any season you like. 

I must admit, this is a very typical Christmas card for me - I've made many cards with deer silhouettes and still the enjoyment hasn't faded! This time, the twist is that the background is a gold-embossed Hero Arts stamp.

I hope you'll pop over to Inkspirational, see what the rest of the DT have made and add your own seasonal creation. 

I'd like to enter:
Moving Along with the Times Christmas animals 
Sparkles Forum  winter animals

Sunday 12 November 2023

Merry Yeti

Hi there! Here's a MFT's abominable snowman with a vertical MERRY cut on a Silhouette digital cutter. 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks  Christmas 

Die Cut Divas holiday 


Saturday 4 November 2023

Inkspirational Challenges - Moodboard


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is to be inspired by this moodboard:

I took inspiration from the chalkboard and the foliage. The seniment is Concord and 9th and the foliage is stamps that came 'free' with a magazine recently - I white embossed them and coloured them with colouring pencils. 

Please go and take a look at the great variety of ways the rest of the DT were inspired, and join in with your own creation. 

I'd like to enter:

Krafty Chicks  stamp act 

Christmas Cards All Year Round  11 of something - there are 11 individual foliage stamped images. 

red, black, clean and simple 

As you like it 
 - Traditional colours - red and green, give a cozy glow but I like to add something a bit more unexpected too, like the black and white. 

Thursday 26 October 2023

Iced Coffee

This little snowman is holding a coffee cup- but, don't worry, it only hold iced coffee, so he won't melt. 

The circle is a snow/stars coverplate, cut into a circle and I used Promarkers to colour the snowman. 

I'd like to enter:

As You Like It  I like both Santa and snowmen - but snowmen are the easiest to colour. 

Fab n Funky  female