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 

Hoot Hoot


the other side of the circle 

Here's a card for my great-nephew's first birthday. 

The card shape, trees and circles are all die-cuts. The owl and branch are Heffy Doodle stamps, as is the sentiment, The lovely gold marbling was already part of the paper and I used gold number stickers to match, 

I'd like to enter:

Make My Monday  fun sentiment 

Cardz4guys  birds 

Alphabet Challenge  o is for owl 


Saturday 21 October 2023

Inkspirational Challenges - Cold


Our new challenge at Inkspirational  is :

Fo rmy DT card I made a bridge card of skating polar bears. The bears are a digi stamp by Jellypark. The trees in the background are stencilled with metallic gilding paste, I stamped the sentiment and side panels and the bridge area is covered with snowfall acetate (which is one of my favourite ever craft products!) 

'Cold' is such a versatile prompt - do visit the challenge and see what the rest of the DT have made, and join in. 

I'd like to enter:

Jingle Bells creature

Dream Valley   more than one fold

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Autumnal Colours .....


Autumn colours...but not an autumn-themed card. 

Here I stamped the rabbit (Colorado Craft) , masked it and stamed the ground (MFT) and sun (old Craft Stamper freebie). Then I coloured it in with Promarkers. 

I'd like to enter: 

Make My Monday 

Critter Crazy

Swingin' Santa


Closed for posting 

Here's a swing card I made using metal dies. The postbox stamp is Molly Blooms (long gone I think) and the Santa, MFT. I coloured everything with Promarkers. 

I'd like to enter:
Dream Valley Challenges - more than one fold 

Krafty Chicks  Christmas 

Sunday 8 October 2023

Inkspirational Challenges - Card Plus Envelope


This time , at Inkspirational, Carol has chosen the challenge to make a card with a matching envelope - something I don't think I've ever done before! 

For my DT card, I found an autumnal patterned paper in my stash and repeatedly heat embossed a Stampin Up leaf stamp and cut them out. I used the same paper for a strip on the card and for the envelope. 

We'd love to see what you come up with and don't forget to see the brilliant takes on this of the other DT. 

I'd like to enter:

Little Red Wagon  fall colours

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Diving In


My daughter asked me to make a 40th birthday card for her to give to a colleague. She sent me a photo of this poster for inspiration:

It took me a while to come up with an idea, but when I saw this card by Carol Mcfarlane, I was inspired to make a card with a diving swimmer. (Carol's card was inspired by an art print too!) 

My card is a bridge card with acetate to support the diver. The diver is a Glitz SVG from the Silhouette store , cut on a digital cutter.  I dry embossed the base and sides and stamped Happy Birthday. 

I'd like to enter:

The Sisterhood of Crafters  - shapes - diamonds on the embossing and the 'pool' is a trimmed off triangle.

Krafty Chicks - all occasions