Friday, 19 December 2014

Having Fun

Good morning all, are you enjoying the festive treats over at Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspiration Blog? Everyone has been so busy making such fabulous and fun items. Today I have a table or window sill decoration that I based on a double twisted easel design. It was my first attempt at one and I love how it turned out. The base is covered with paper from Bearly Mine Designs and I fronted it with a grass die cut from XCut. The Ho, Ho, Ho sentiment is cut on the Cricut. The background to the boys is Kraft cs embossed and then rubbed over with a white ink pad to give an impression of tress behind them. The cute images I have used are 'Snow Ball' and 'Having Fun' they are coloured with Spectrum pens & pencils with copious amounts of glamour dust added. I just thought that these 2 images together made such a fab little scene that looks like they are having a fab snowball fight, I can almost hear them giggling, can't you?











I would like to enter this decoration into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #237 ~ Anything Goes #3
Love to Create #147 ~ Create a scene
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Christmas anything goes
Not Just Cards #8 ~ Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #82 ~ Lots of cuteness on anything but a card
Bearly Mine Challenge ~ December ~ Christmas Decorations (anything but a card)
Tuesday Throwdown #225 ~ Christmas
Little Red Wagon #268 ~ Anything Christmas Themed
Crafting For All Seaons #92 Anything Christmas BUT a card #2
TFL

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A sad time at Divas

Good morning, today it's time for a new challenge over at Divas by Design and sadly it will be the last one, our fabulous 'boss lady' Rebekah has made the extremely hard decision to close Divas and we are all extremely sad and sorry to see the challenge go.  So as a final farewell Teams A & B have joined together for one last BIG FAREWELL and it's a theme you'll all love it's 'ANYTHING GOES' and there is a surprise gift for the winner and you have until the 14 January to enter, so I hope you will find the time to join the Divas for one last time.
For my project I've made a calendar using the fabulous Stella from Bugaboo Digi Stamps, the sentiment is also by Bugaboo but is with a different Stella image but this sentiment & this image fitted the recipient better!  I used a back to basics book cover and a Red Cross freebie coaster and covered both with embossed Kraft cs, added some foiled DCWV foiled papers, ivy leaves are a JS die and the flowers, ribbon and brad are from my stash.  I paper pieced the cup and coloured Stella using Spectrum pens & pencils.
 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #60 ~ Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #237 ~ Anything Goes #2
Not Just Cards #8 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #77 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Winter at Crafty Sentiments

Good morning it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and the theme for this week is 'Winter' so nice and easy for you, I hope you'll be able to fit a little craft time in and join us.  The prize this week is 

For my card I have used 'Snowman Song' the cloud paper is by Raspberry Road Designs, then I have used an xcut tree die on some white cs and embossed the lower part of it.  I cut the snowman and little robin separately as I wanted to raise them up on foam pads, glamour dust added to the fluffy bits on their hats and finished off with some ribbon from my stash.  Thought this would be an ideal card for a child.





















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #241 ~ Christmas
Crafty Creations #278 ~ Something to die for #2
Sister Act Card Challenge #87 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #206 ~ Christmas
Chocolate, coffee & cards #80 ~ Christmas
Robyns Fetish #242 ~ Winter cards with glitter
Love to Create #146 ~ Create a scene
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Christmas Anything Goes
TFL

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Fabulous Darling!

Treated myself to a couple of images from The East Wind and just had to make a card with one of them straight away so I have used 'Lucy Loo Close Up' and I wanted to be a bit different with her hair.  I've also been trying to follow Unky's instructions on her You Tube channel for colouring hair.  I must admit this is the second attempt as the first really did fail on all counts! This second attempt is much better, lol!  I used copics and spectrum pencils to colour and added some stardust clear to her earring and then some little red gems.  The gorgeous paper is First Edition Neroli pad and each of those little petals on the flowers has a tiny gem on it so the paper really sparkles but I could not get a decent picture!, the fabulous is cut on the Cricut and that is it.  I have kept this nice and simple as the paper and the image are just so beautiful I didn't feel anything else was required.





















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #293 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #60 ~ Anything Goes #2
Sister Act Card Challenge #87 ~ Anything Goes #2
Art by Miran #21 ~ Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday #237 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

A country birthday

Now this card didn't intentionally set out to have a country theme to it, it just kinda happened along the way! I started off with the image which is 'Lets Play Music' from Crafty Sentiments Designs, once I'd given her a red & white check shirt I picked the gingham paper which came from Bearly Mine Designs, then I needed something for her to sit on and I remembered this stamp of the tree stump from Charmed Cards & Crafts and hey presto she has a seat.  Colouring was done with copics, spectrums and pencils. A tree embossed panel behind her and all mounted on the gingham paper and finished off with some flowers from my stash.





















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards #8 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Paper play, fringed daisies I rolled and the white paper ribbon 
Creative Card Crew #76 ~ Birthday with a sentiment
Crafty Creations #278 ~ Something to die for
Creative Fingers #60 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #87 ~ Anything Goes
TFL

Friday, 12 December 2014

Crafty Catz #259 ~ Last Minute Christmas

Hi! is everyone ready for Christmas?  If not then the final challenge of this year with the Crafty Catz is just perfect for you because it's 'Last Minute Christmas' and it's my choice!  That does mean that you can make a card or a gift which ever you need the most of! hee hee!  I've made my cards just need to write 'em and send 'em off so I'd better get a move on with that!  Anyway back to the challenge and we have 2 fabulous sponsors for you this week ...


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The Crafty Catz will be back in the New Year but unfortunately we will be minus Ingrid as she has had to step down and she will be greatly missed, but the rest of us will be there!  Right on to my make and as I said at the beginning my cards are made so I decided to make a gift card match book as its always very handy for any unexpected gift! lol  I used a fabulous image from Kenny K and some gorgeous papers that I just had to get in the Bearly Mine Designs sale.  I chose colours from the paper to colour the image and love how she turned out in the bright colours. I added glamour dust to her hat and the snow on the little tree was done with white gel pen.  The tag was stamped and edged in pink ink and then clear heat embossed and finished off with a pink gem.  The inside is some of the same design paper but in a different colour way.
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #236 ~ Embossing
Come & Get It ~ Merry Christmas
Kenny K's Krafty Krew #185 ~ Anything Goes #2
Crafty Cardmakers & More #129 ~ Christmas
Crafty Boots ~ Merry Christmas
Little Red Wagon #267 ~ So Flaky
Crafting For All Seasons #92 ~ Anything Christmas BUT a card
TFL

Friday, 5 December 2014

Crafty Catz #289 ~ Card with a Snowman

Good morning all, it's Friday and time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and our wonderful Christine has chosen the theme this week and she would love to see your 'Christmas cards with snowmen' and we have a fantastic sponsor for you too
prize...7 images of winners choice

So for my card I have used a cute Bugaboo snowman called 'Winbird Snowman' The papers are from an old kit from Raspberry Road Designs.  The snowflake is a Cricut die cut and then and I added some ribbon and a double bow and finished off with a bird on a branch die cut, the sentiment was added on the pc before printing off, the image is coloured with spectrums.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Let It Snow
Come & Get It ~ Snowpeople
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons #91 ~ Tis the Season
4 Crafty Chicks #223 ~ Animals
TFL

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Something a little risque (but only slightly)

I wanted to make a birthday for my other half and he is definitely not one for lots of flowers, and hearts and bling so I settled with a wonderful Kenny K image and a clean and simple card.  I used red cs blank and a piece of another one which I embossed with a hearts tri-boss folder and I matted that onto some white cs.  The image is coloured with copics, spectrum pens and pencils, the colouring did take me quite a while but I am pleased with the end coloured result. (I can certainly see some improvements) added some red gems and finished off with a sentiment that I got as a freebie quite some time ago from Sentiments Sunday.  Adrian liked the card but was a little disappointed he couldn't untie the ribbon!




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew #185 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #223 ~ Bling it on
Creative Card Crew #76 ~ Birthday with a sentiment
TFL

A little extra from Crafty Sentiments to light your way!

Good morning, through December over at the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration Blog all the members of Crafty Sentiments are sharing some magical Christmas treats with you so be sure to check in daily to see what they have been up to.

Today I'm sharing with you a little Lumiere that I have made using a freebie die cut from Cricut.  I have decorated it using some other cricut cuts, die cuts and also the gorgeous 'Hark the Angel Sing' stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs who I have coloured with copics and some glitter and glaze on the little trumpet.

This was such fun to make, here are pictures of the other sides



















And here is how it looks with a candle inside (battery tealight of course! lol)

















I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #58 ~ Anything Goes #3
Not Just Cards #7 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries #62 ~ Christmas Red & Green
Little Red Wagon #266 ~ Things with wings
Crafting for all Seasons #91 ~ Tis the season