Sunday, 4 December 2016

Long Time No Play

Ok I seem to be struggling some what with my mojo. You'd think after not properly crafting for 2 months, following my thumb op, I'd be steaming ahead with ideas a plenty, but no such luck! lol  Anyway I really wanted to play along at The East Wind and the newsletter came for this month along with a cute Christmas kitty so I thought what better opportunity!  So I have spent a long time pushing bits of paper around my desk and moving die cuts here there and everywhere but it just wasn't happening and in the end I managed to make a simple little card but at least i managed something and I can play along with their challenge which is 'Meowy Christmas'  Hope I find my mojo soon!

Paper is from Raspberry Road Designs, cs is from my stash, image is coloured with copics, SN and Sparkles, added 3d glaze to the lights and glamour dust to the top of the stocking.  The embossed border is using a new folder that came with the Crafters Inspiration magazine issue 12.  Die cut holly leaves, gem berries and finished off with a peel off sentiment!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The East Wind #68 ~ Meowy Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas #294 ~ Make it sparkle
Inspiration Destination #114 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #100 ~ ATG
Fab 'n' Funky #329 ~ Christmas
The Paper Shelter #275 ~ A Christmas card
Creative Inspirations #263 ~ A Christmas creation
Crafty Creations #329 ~ Christmas
Aloha Friday #86 ~ Christmas
Brown Sugar #227 ~ ATG
Creative Fingers #121 ~ ATG
Come & Get It ~ Christmas
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 2 December 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #349 ~ Anything Goes

Wow it's Friday again, that's come around quick hasn't it?  So that means time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and the theme this week is 'Anything Goes' and  our host this week is our fabulous Caz who challenged the DT with an added twist of 'an easel card', you should just see what these ladies have made, such an awesome and talented team. This week we are sponsored by the wonderful 

blog..http://melonheadzillustrating.blogspot.co.uk/


PRIZE ....1 BUNDLE OF CHOICE FROM ETSY SHOP

For my easel card I have used a fantastic Gus image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps, I do love a good Gus image and thought he would be perfect for a card for my OH who celebrated turning 50 on Sunday.  I have coloured the image using copics and SNs and some 3d gloss for his glasses, paper is First Edition Neroli and I have used scrap of cs for the matting, sentiment and balloon. The balloon is a die cut and the speech bubble is cut on the Cricut.  Kept it fairly simple as OH don't too fancy! lol


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Got the blues
Craft Your Passion #340 ~ ATG
Crafting From The Heart #138 ~ ATG
Inspiration Destination #114 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corners #100 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 25 November 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #348 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, how are you all?  Well we've had a week of it weather wise, the start of the week saw rain and lots of it which lead to localised flooding but thankfully we avoided that part and now we have strong winds and its bloomin' cold!  So all the more reason to stay inside and craft!  Well this week I have finally been able to get into the craft room and do some proper crafting.  I took it easy so as not to over reach with my thumb and I managed to complete my project for Crafty Catz this week. So without further ado lets talk about this week's challenge over at Crafty Catz, it's everyones' favourite 'Anything Goes' and this week our fabulous Janette gave the DT the twist of 'a Christmas tag'  Now remember the twist is for the DT but you are more than welcome to join in with the twist if you want to.  We have a great sponsor too


So I made a Christmas tag using a wonderful image generously given to us by our sponsor.  This little cutie is called 'Toots Santa' he is coloured with copics and spectrums and I added lots of glamour dust to all the fluffy bits for that Christmas sparkle.  Die cut to trees from Kraft then embossed them and rubbed them over with white ink.  The background paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and the paper used for the bows is from Raspberry Road Designs.  Bows are cut using a TH die and I layered up the large and small ones and finished them off with a little snowflake.  The final touch was the sentiment which is a little wooden one that I have heat embossed with white sea foam powder.

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Allsorts #390 ~ O Christmas Tree
Crazy Challenge #236 ~ Getting Ready For Christmas
Craft Your Passion #339 ~ ATG
Crafty Boots ~ See the wood for the trees
Crafty Cardmakers #177 ~ Embossing heat or dry
Not Just Cards #38 ~ ATG
Die Cuttin' Divas #293 ~ ATG
Fab 'n' Funky #328 ~ Things With Wings
Crafty Creations #329 ~ Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. challenges #391 ~ Not a card
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 18 November 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #347 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, welcome to another Friday which means it's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this time the challenge is 'Anything Goes' and  our wonderful Aunty Sue has challenged the DT with a twist which is to use RED.  Remember you don't have to add the twist but you are more than welcome to add the twist if you want to.  We are sponsored this week by the fabulous 



Stores
www.zibbet.com/rick1949
www.etsy.com/shop/rickstdennis

PRIZE......3 IMAGES OF WINNERS CHOICE
A couple of weeks ago my project was a digital one that I plan to print out and put on a tile and varnish to make it into a teapot/hot plate stand.  That one was wintery so I decided this week I'd make a Christmas one (I think a few more may be on the way for all the seasons!)  Again the paper is from Bearly Mine Designs (all the hard work layering having already been done!) and I added the text and bevelled it in PSE5.  I love the poem and thought it fitted well here.
I would like to enter this into the following challengs:
Open Minded Crafting Fun #11 ~ Christmas/Hanukkah
Craft Your Passion #338 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #98 ~ Any Holiday
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #390 ~ Christmas
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 11 November 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #346 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, well its bright and sunny here is Dorset but it's pretty darn cold too!  So I'm staying indoors in the warm.  Anyway it's Friday so time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week it is the turn of our fabulous Nick to choose the theme and it's a straight forward 'Anything Goes' challenge and we have a wonderful sponsor


BIO........We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!
PRIZE.....3 DIGI IMAGES 

Our sponsors were very generous and gave the DT some fabulous images to work with.  For my card this time I have again worked it all digitally in PSE5 and will print it out and mount it on a card when I am back in my craft room.  I have used a pre-coloured image from our sponsor called 'Winter Games 02'.  Issue 12 of Crafters Inspiration arrived just in time for this as I used a paper and floral frame from the 'Happy Holidays' kit and then teamed that up with the Christmas tree element from 'Deck The Halls' all on the cd I finished off with a digi stamp sentiment also from the cd to which I added some bevelled edges.  Once printed I will no doubt add a touch of glitter here and there for some extra sparkle.

Don't forget to pop over to Crafty Catz and see the awesome projects from the DT ladies, they have as usual worked their magic.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Open Minded Crafting Fun #11 ~ Christmas/Hanukkah
Craft Your Passion #337 ~ ATG
The Paper Shelter #272 ~ Christmas is coming
Cardz 4 Galz #35 ~ A Contemporary Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #389 ~ Winter
Brown Sugar #224 ~ ATG

Friday, 4 November 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #345 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning all, it's Friday which means it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the theme is 'Anything Goes' and our wonderful Cindy has give the DT the twist of adding a snowflake.  Now remember the added twist is for the DT but you are more than welcome to play along with us and add the twist if you want to.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is 

PRIZE......ADFD WILL PROVIDE 3$ GIFT VOUCHER
this is equal to 3 images of winners choice
This week I have gone with a very simple project that I did in Photoshop Elements (I'm still not able to get in the craftroom and do stuff yet and I'm really missing it) I have used a gorgeous paper from Bearly Mine Designs, I love how it is already all layered up and 'embellished' so all I have added is the quote which I found on Pintrest and I added a slight bevel to it.  Once my hand is fighting fit I intend to print this out and put it onto a ceramic tile leftover from when our bathroom was decorated and then varnish it and put some little felt on it so it can be used as a teapot/hot plate stand.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #336 ~ ATG
Not Just Cards #37 ~ ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #96 ~ Anything but a card
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 28 October 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #344 ~ Anything Goes

Oops, so sorry I'm running a bit late today, got sidetracked over the past few days with a fabulous visit from my mum & dad and I forgot to shedule my post last night but I'm here now to tell you all about this weeks new challenge over at Crafty Catz.  This week it's everyone's favourite 'Anything Goes' and our host is our wonderful Nina and she gave the DT the twist of using Die cuts and/or punches.  Now remember the twist is for the DT but you are welcome to play along with it as well. We have a great sponsor this week too in the form of



PRIZE.....$12 DOLLAR VOUCHER
This week I am sharing a project I made using mainly cuts on the Cricut. The card is cut from kraft cs using a die I bought recently then it is embossed with a clouds folder and I have added some gold gliding wax (need more practice with that stuff! lol) The hot air balloon and 18 are cut on the Cricut using brown and Kraft cs and paper from DCWV that is foiled.  Then made a little gift box again using the Cricut and Kraft cs and some more gilding wax.  Can't believe there was no colouring on this card! lol.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #335 ~ ATG
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Inspired by your favourite candy (sweets)  with all that Kraft and gold it can only be toffee/caramel! yummy lol
Brown Sugar #222 ~ Birthday
Creative Fingers #118 ~ ATG
Thanks for stopping by x