Friday, 17 April 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #275 ~ It's a girl thing

Wow! It's Friday again, it seems to come around quicker each week! lol  So that means time for another wonderful challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous boss lady Carol has chosen the theme of 'It's a Girl thing' and we have a super sponsor this week too ...


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

What a fabulous prize and Sami very generously let the DT chose an image to use for this challenge and I was drawn to the beautiful image 'Wind Beauty', I coloured it with copics and spectrums added paper, cs and die cuts from my stash and hey presto my card. (I wish it was as easy as it sounds! lol)




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #254 ~ NO sentiment #2
Crazy Challenge #195 ~ Springtime
Not Just Cards #17 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #55 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A Good Book

Good morning, I just thought I'd share my latest project with you.  I finished it late last night but was just too tired to up load it!  I have made a bookmark for a friend at work as we were chatting about books and it turns out she is a 'page folder'! Oh No!  turning down the pages is not something we do, infact Ria can read a brand new book without putting a fold or crease in the spine, most of her books if they are not second hand are in pristine condition despite being read several times.  I have even known her in a book shop ask them if they have another copy of something if the cover is creased or damaged! lol Anyway back to my project I have used a fabulous image from TEW 'Lucy Loo Bookaholic' thought it was the perfect image for a bookmark.  She is coloured with copics and spectrum pencils. I have backed it with a scrap from DCWV Natural Stack, added a cream eyelet to strengthen the hole for the funky fibres.
 

I would like to enter this bookmark into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #75 ~ Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #254 ~ NO sentiment
Not Just Cards #17 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #55 ~ Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow #102 ~ CAS
The East Wind #29 ~ Fibre-licious
TFL

Sunday, 12 April 2015

NOT that old ...

Hi just thought I'd share the card I have made tonight for my Uncle who turns 60 later this month.  I have used a fabulous 'Gus' image from Bugaboo,coloured him with copics and spectrums, papers are Echo Park Times & Seasons, added some deep red ribbon which has some sparkle going on too, some arrow die cuts and a ballon die cut which I raised on foam pads.  The sentiment comes with the image.



















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #198 ~ Birthday with a sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks #241 ~ Die cuts
Creative Fingers #75 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #101 ~ Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday #356 ~ rotated 90 degrees
TFL

Friday, 10 April 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #274 ~ 2 or more patterned papers

OOoops!  I'm late!  But I'm here finally with my DT card for this weeks new challenge over at Crafty Catz where this week it is the turn of our wonderful Cindy to host and she has chosen the fab theme of 2 or more patterned papers and our fabulous sponsor this week is ...
prize...7 images of winners choice

Now when I first started crafting and making cards I really struggled putting papers together particularly patterned papers but then I came across fabulous designers particularly digi designers who make their kits and make sure that the papers work together, really made my life easier!  And I have used 2 papers on this card from the fabulous but unfortunately no longer trading Donna of Bearly Mine Designs.  ( I have quite a few of her kits on my pc! lol)  And I have found that they do team up rather well with the wonderful digi images from Bugaboo.  This card uses 'Flower Garden' from Bugaboo, our super generous sponsor and papers from 'Spring Delights' and 'Christmas Wishes' by Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is coloured with copics.  The little bird, rolled flowers and sentiment shape are all cut on the Cricut then I have added die cut butterflies, liquid pearls and a little clay ladybird.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges #280 ~ Daisy/daisies
Crazy Challenge #194 ~ Floral #3
Crafty Cardmakers #136 ~ Wings
Not Just Cards #16 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #54 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #84 ~ Handmade flowers
Little Red Wagon #284 ~ Spring is in the air
4 Crafty Chicks #241 ~ Die cuts
Creative Fingers #75 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #101 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Colouring on Kraft

Now colouring on Kraft is not something I do very often but The East Wind have a Facebook challenge going on at the moment which is to colour on Kraft so I thought I'd join in the fun.  The image I chose is Lucy Loo Maui Maui and is one I treated myself to the other weekend when Unky was having a sale.  I have used my spectrum noir pencils to colour the image and I'm really pleased with how she turned out, the only problem was that once she was coloured I had no idea what papers I was going to use to make a card, I'd just coloured as I felt which meant I have spent ages trying to decide on the papers and just as I was giving up I came across whats left of my MME Kraft Funday Happy Days pad and used a couple of pieces from there, the smaller piece is actually yellow background with Kraft dots but it doesn't show up too well.  Embellished with some Prima Tiny Tots, yellow bakers twine, flower charm and a stamped sentiment.



















And a close up of Lucy Loo




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The East Wind #28 Make mine extra sassy
Creative Fingers #74 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #100 ~ Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #194 ~ Floral
Not Just Cards #16 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #54 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #254 ~ Bingo ~ Kraft, digi image, charm
Creative Inspirations #308 ~ A Trio of ... flowers
TFL

Monday, 6 April 2015

Ninja Inspiration

Hi there, just thought I'd share this easel card I've made using a fabulous new image from the pen of Unky over at The East Wind, as soon as I saw this image I had to have it! I have coloured her using copics and spectrum pens and pencils she is then matted on to some gold mirriboard which has been cut on the Cricut using Elegant Edges.  The papers are from Raspberry Road Designs Always Asia.  For the sentiment I cut that on the Cricut using Home Decor using the red dp and then cut the shadow using gold mirriboard, the i's are dotted using small gold brads and then I finished off by using the 'waste' from the mat.  Kept this simple to let the image speak for itself really, love how it turned out.  The mirriboard does make it difficult to get good pictures though!





















And now for a close up of the gorgeous image




















And finally the sentiment








I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The East Wind #28 ~ Make mine extra Sassy
ABC Challenge ~ G is for Go Digital
Crafty Creations #286 ~ Anything Goes #2
Creative Inspirations #307 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #74 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #100 ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #82 ~ Anything Goes #3
TFL

Friday, 3 April 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #273 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning happy crafters, I hope you have a wonderful time planned with your families over the long Easter Weekend,  I'm working but we are having a family lunch on Sunday.  So as it's Friday that means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our esteemed leader Carol has chosen the theme of 'Anything Goes' so we hope you'll find some time to fit in some crafting and come and join us.  our fabulous sponsor this week is
PRIZE ......$15 GC to the Fred She Said Store.

For my card this week I chose an image I have had for quite some time from TGF I coloured her with my copics and spectrums.  The clothes on the line are a Cricut cut and I used some scraps of paper for the individual items then some Kraft pegs.  The sentiment was done on the pc and is from a fridge magnet I have.  Background papers is glittered and is from First Editions Daydream pad and I finished off with some die cut corners and a couple of brads.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Come and Get it ~ One for the girls
The Crazy Challenge #194 ~ Floral
Not Just Cards #16 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #53 ~ Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #209 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #286 ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #82 ~ Anything Goes
TFL