Monday, 16 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #180 ~ New Beginnings

Today I can share some good news with you, I have been accepted as a new DT member over at Crafty Cardmakers  and this is our first challenge of the year and it's my turn to host and the theme of the challenge is:
New Beginnings.
We want to see your creations related to new beginnings, that might be the arrival of a baby, a new relationship, marriage, engagement, a new year's resolution even!  Anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the New Beginnings theme.

So here I am as a New DT member and my first card is a New Baby centre step card.  Papers are from my stash, sorry don't have the makers details anymore (they are quite old!) teamed up with 2 shades of blue cs and plenty of Cricut cuts and liquid pearls.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #105 ~ Use patterned paper
Craft Rocket #30 ~ Something New
Brown Sugar #233 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x



Saturday, 14 January 2017

Cowgirl

The beautiful cowgirl image I have used for my card today is from The East Wind and is called 'Cowgirl Portrait' and I had printed her off quite some time ago and I had coloured her face before I had the operation on my hand and just happened across her again so got busy with my chameleons and finished her off.  Used some great wood effect paper from Bearly Mine Designs which I teamed up with some Kraft cs.  The fringed ribbon I bought a little while ago and thought it would be perfect for this image then I had a good root around in some of my older stash, I was looking for some cowboy boots die cuts that I thought I had but apparently not anymore! lol Instead I found the metal label and the red star gems and I finished off with a red brad and peel off sentiment.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge #239 ~ 3 of a kind ~ 3 star gems
Crafty Gals Corner #105 ~ use patterned paper
The Paper Shelter #276 ~ use some ribbon and/or lace
Creative Fingers #122 ~ ATG
Brown Sugar #233 ~ ATG

Friday, 13 January 2017

Crafty Catz Challenge #353 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning all, wow Friday comes around so quick these days! shan't be long before I'm back to work :( but that's not why I'm here is it! It's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and its 'Anything Goes' and this week our fabulous Christine has charged the DT with the twist of  'Butterflies' and we'd love it if you joined us for the twist but it isn't necessary.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week.



PRIZE
Sami Stamps will provide a 12$ gift VOUCHER to the shop at www.samistamp.blogspot.com (that's equal to 3 images of choice) to the winner. 

For my card I have used the beautiful image 'Wild Flower Beauty' and coloured with Chameleon pens, the papers are all from First Edition 'Daydream' the base layer has been embossed with butterflies and I have die cut a butterfly spray from the papers and also stamped the sentiment directly to some of the papers too.  I distressed all the edges and finished off with some Card Candi.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge #239 ~ 3 of a kind ~ 3 card candi, 3 patterned papers
Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 9 January 2017

Warm Wishes

Bought the January New Release set over at The East Wind and just had to get making.  So here is my first card using the set and the image is called 'Lucy Loo Winter Birch Forest' I really wanted to keep this nice and simple and let the image speak for itself so I found a great background paper from Raspberry Road Designs, coloured Lucy Loo using my Chameleons (I think it takes me a bit longer to colour but I am enjoying the results oh and the time spent colouring! lol) I then cut a frame using the Cricut, stamped the sentiment then embossed the frame with some clouds which I inked slightly with some white ink.  Finished off with a little cloud outline die cut. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #104 ~ Use something new ~ pens and image
Crafty Creations #332 ~ ATG
Little Red Wagon #375 ~ Something new
Craft Rocket #30 ~ Something new
Brown Sugar #232 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #122 ~ ATG
Cut It Up #112 ~ Out with the old, in with the new ~ old digi paper and cloud die, new image and pens.
Sweet Stampin' ~ Something new
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 6 January 2017

Simply B Progressive Challenge

Thought I'd share a card here that I made to take part in the Simply B Stamps Progressive Challenge over on the Simply B Stamps fan page on Facebook.  The fabulous image is called 'Coffee Emo' and the challenge accompanying the image was to use brown, beige, black and hot pink.  I have coloured her using Chameleon pens (a wonderful Christmas present) then I inked round the edge, can't remember whose the paper is I've had it for a long while, teamed it up with some black and pink cs, the sentiment comes with the image.  Used my Cropodile for the first time in a long time to put the eyelets in and make the holes for the little skull brads and finally finished off with a pink and a black gem and some funky black fibres.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments ~ Something New ~ new pens, new image
Crafty Gals Corner #104 ~ Use something new
Little Red Wagon #375 ~ Something New
Craft Rocket #30 ~ Something new
Brown Sugar #232 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #122 ~ ATG
Cut It Up #112 ~ Out with the old, in with the new ~ papers are very old, image and pens are new and the little banners are die cut.
Thanks for stopping by x

Crafty Catz Challenge #352 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning and a Happy New Year to one and all.  I hope you all had a lovely festive break and are all set to enjoy the coming year.  I'm due back at work later this month (24th) so I am going to try and make the most of the time I have left with crafting and a bit of home decorating too.  So with out further waffle lets get down to business.  Today is the first challenge of the year over at Crafty Catz and the theme is 'Anything Goes' and it is the turn of our wonderful boss lady Carol to set the DT a twist and she very kindly gave us a nice easy one to start the year with 'add ribbon', don't forget you don't have to add the twist but we'd love it if you did join us.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is


prize

So while I was wondering round looking for last minute gifts I saw this diary in Poundland and thought it was ideal for me to give it my personal touch.  It's A6 in size and now I wish I'd got a few more and done them as gifts! lol  
I started off with the sentiment stamp which is from a set called SteamPunk Dreams by Sam Poole from Creative Expression, the cogs, flying bugs and dressmakers form are also part of the set, the other stamps are from various different companies that I've bought over the years.  All stamped images have been heat embossed with, sea foam, antique gold, bronze or black embossing powders.
Front 
Back 
I then added various funky fibres, and bits of ribbon to the spine and finished off with a few little charms.  I don't think it will get mixed up with anyone elses diary! lol.  I love how it turned out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Allsorts #396 ~ Something New ~ my new diary
Not Just Cards #39 ~ ATG
Crafty Sentiments ~ Something New
Crafty Creations #332 ~ ATG
Little Red Wagon #375 ~ Something New
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 16 December 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #351 ~ Anything Goes

Good afternoon, I'm sorry I'm running a little late today but this week is the last challenge of the year for the Crafty Catz, the DT are taking a well earned break to spend time with their loved ones over the festive period and we all wish you a wonderful festive break.  So back to our challenge this week which is everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes' and this week it is the turn of our fabulous leader Carol to choose the twist for the DT to do and she has chosen the twist of 'Funny' - time for a laugh.  Our sponsor this week is the wonderful and generous


prize...7 images of winners choice

For my card I have used a wonderful Stella ~ Eat More Cake image from our sponsor, coloured with copics and SN then added Sparkle and 3d glaze.  I heat and dry embossed a piece of Kraft cs for the background (not done that in a long while) Die cut some cakes, added some cupcake ribbon and finished off with a sentiment that comes with the image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #342 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #101 ~ ATG
The Paper Shelter ~ 6th Birthday Hop
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 9 December 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #350 ~ Christmas Card Non Traditional Colours

Good morning it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this time it's the turn of our wonderful Dianne to set the theme and she has chosen 'A Christmas Card with Non Traditional Colours' and we have a fabulous sponsor this week too ..

PRIZE...3 IMAGES FROM SHOP
Our sponsor very generously gave us some images to play along with and I have used the sweet 'Lucy Boos Christmas' coloured with copics, SN and Sparkles.  The papers are all from Bearly Mine Designs and I teamed them up with some silver mirricard.  The silver star and little pink snowflakes are dies from the Crafters Inspiration magazine issue 12.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Open Minded Crafting Fun #11 ~ Christmas/Hanukkah
Come & Get It ~ Christmas
Craft Your Passion #341 ~ ATG
Crafty Boots ~ Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Christmas Tic Tac Toe ~ Star, word 'Christmas', Sparkle
Crafty Gals Corner #100 ~ ATG
Creative Inspirations #263 ~ Christmas Creations
Thanks for stopping by x