Sunday, 30 August 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #290 ~ Golden Oldie

Hello, I must apologise for being so late with this post but in my haste to go away for a week to see my Mum & Dad I totally forgot to shedule this!  So better late than never.  This weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz has been picked by our fabulous Aunty Sue and she wants to see you stamps (rubber, clear or digi) that are over 12 months old and I'm sure (actually I know) we all have some of them! lol (I definitely have a few that are in that category!) and this weeks fabulous sponsors are 


So I dug deep and rummaged through all my old stamps and decided on an old The Greeting Farm stamp from my early days of card making.  I do love this little Anya stamp and really should look through my old stamps more often!  I have coloured her with Copics and Sprectrums and used lots of wonderful new dies that I ordered at the same time as my Cut 'n' Boss!  the papers are from First Editions Blank Canvas pad.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards #23 ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #259 ~ Just Because
Creative Fingers #90 ~ Anything Goes

Friday, 21 August 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #289 ~ Flowers

Good morning, well this morning I'm off to the hospital for a cortisone injection in my right thumb and then on Sunday, we are off to visit my Mum & Dad in Kent for the week so I'm really looking forward to that and when we get back I still have a week off work! But that's not why you are here you are hear to find out about this weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous Janette has chosen a beautiful theme of 'FLOWERS' and we have a wonderful sponsor too ...
prize...7 images of winners choice
How fabulous and the DT were very generously given some images to play along with and you really should check out what everyone did, they are gorgeous.  Well I have used Hedgehog Flower and coloured the image with copics, spectrums and First Edition markers, pale yellow cs and paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The sentiment stamp and banner die cut are new and they are Marianne Design Collectables, the flowers are using Die'sire Itsy Bitsy Bloom (new), ladybird die Quikcutz and the leaf ribbon is from my stash.

I woud like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Come and Get It ~ Round things
Crafty Boots ~ Fair and square
Crafting From The Heart #73 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #23 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ To Die For
Ruby's Rainbow #111 ~ Dies or punches

Friday, 14 August 2015

Crafty Catz Challenge #288 ~ New Beginings

Good morning, well the Crafty Catz are back after our summer break, all rested and raring to go so this week our wonderful Nick has chosen the theme of 'New Beginings' so think new home, baby, back to school that sort of thing.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is 
Prize is 3 digital images

And the DT were given some wonderful images to play with.  I chose the adorable 'Bird House' which I have coloured with my spectrums, background paper is First Edition Neroli pad teamed up with some red cs, little banner die cuts (sizzix thinlits new)  and birds on a wire (Spellbinders die) finished off with some handwriting!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything but Birthday.
A Gem of a Challenge #150 ~ Animals or birds
Robyns Fetish #276 ~ Things With Wings
Crafting From The Heart #72 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #23 ~ Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #270 ~ Things with Wings

Monday, 10 August 2015

Make a wish

Wow it seems like I've been away for a while, not intentionally I must add!  Unfortunately we've had some ill health in the family and it has distracted me from crafting, but it didn't distract me from doing some serious online shopping for which I have my wonderful Mum and Dad to thank xx  Ahh retail therapy, don't ya love it!

Just recently due to the arthritus in my thumbs I have been finding it painful to use one of my most prized pieces of equipment and one I have had from very early on in my crafting, my beloved Big Shot, I love my Big Shot but I'm sorry to say I have replaced it and treated myself to a wonderful Cut 'n' Boss and along with that I decided I NEEDED some new dies and some new embossing folders, well we crafters can never have enough of those can we?! lol

Then at the end of a very difficult, stressful and tiring week I came home to find that I had been a Designer Favourite over at TEW AND I had also won TEW Facebook challenge, so thrilled and I won 4 TEW images, lots of smiles and happy dancing!  You could say it was just what the doctor ordered! lol

Anyway I have used plenty of new bits on this card that I'm sharing today.  The image is TEW Lucy Loo Snow Queen, coloured with Spectrums, First Edition Markers and Sakura startdust pens, the background is embossed with Embossalicious Clouds (new), then diecuts added, JS banner, Cheery Lynn Designs Colonial Lampost (new), Crafty Cutters label die, snow flake punch, sentiment stamp from Paula Pascual Stamps (new) finished off with a flower, leaves and gem from my stash. (and there's more new stuff I haven't used yet!)

Also took one with the flash to show off the sparkle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #93 ~ Sparkle
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #213 ~ punches & dies
Creative Fingers #89 ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #91 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #118 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #72 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #23 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Professor Lucy Loo

Just here to quickly share a make for the East Wind anything but a card  challenge.  This time I have made a clip for those important 'To Do' items using a giant peg, this is something I have been meaning to have a go at for a while and while out shopping the other day I came across some giant pegs so I bought me one and set to! lol  The paper is First Edition New Bloom and I have used 'Prof. Lucy Loo' from TEW coloured up using copics and First Edition markers, I thought the image worked well as a reminder that things needed to be done! I added some small prima flowers and liquid pearls (really need more practice at getting these the same size! lol)  I then threaded a ribbon through the peg workings allowing the peg to be hung up.  Enjoyed doing this and may even do some more as gifts.

I would like to enter this peg into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #88 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #156 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers and More #144 ~ Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart #70 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #22 ~ Anything Goes
The East Wind #35 ~ Anything But A Card

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Not a card

The new challenge over at The East Wind is Anything But A Card so I thought it was time to update my coaster.  I've had this plastic coaster for quite some time now I think it originally came with a cross stitch magazine so that is a great many years ago!  Anyway every now and again I change the image that is inside and when I saw what the challenge was and I saw what this weeks new release image was I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  (I'm also working on a second project but that's not quite finished yet!)  The image is Aurora Scarf Lover and I have coloured her using Spectrum Noir pens & pencils and First Edition Markers and I have teamed her up with some First Edition paper from the New Bloom pad.  Now she is finished it seems a shame to cover her up with my cup but every time I lift my cup there she is in all her glory!

I would like to enter this coaster into the following challenges:
Not Just Cards #22 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Don't Be Square
The Paper Shelter #212 ~ Use some circles
Brown Sugar #155 ~ Girly
The East Wind #35 ~ Anything But A Card

Friday, 17 July 2015

A little black & white

So this week I have actually been off work with a bad back so have been taking lots of pain killers and taking it easy (no housework allowed!) the only good point to this is that I have been able to catch up on some TV and been able to colour!  So today I am sharing another card that was only intended to be a practice!  This time I went for a monochrome look including the skin tones and shading, its not perfect but I do like how it turned out.  So I have used another awesome TEW image this one is Lucy Loo style I love You.  Paper is from Bearly Mine Designs, the arrow die cuts are a Crafty Cutters by Crafty Sentiments die and the speech bubbles are Sizzix Thinlits (bought last week!) the sentiments are handwitten (that was very brave of me! lol) and I finished off with some punched stars and little black gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Boots ~ Stars or Stripes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Doodle what???
Crafting From the Heart #68 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Don't Be Square
Creative Card Crew #91 ~ Die Cuts