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.