Thursday, 20 July 2017

Balloon Ride

Here I used a digi by A Day for Daisies and I cropped it so you can just see part of the balloon. I coloured with markers and paper-pieced the balloon.

I stencilled the clouds using a cloud edges stencil I cut on the Silhouette. (I copied the idea from MFT!)

The sentiment is by Waffle Flower and I stuck it all on a cream coloured base.

I'd like to enter:
Stempelgarten  anything that can fly
Fab n Funky patterned paper
Always Fun  paper- piecing
Make My Monday  travel

Found it!


I stamped and die-cut this Lil' Inker rabbit last week, to make this card , but then I lost it. After looking for it for a few days, I gave up and made another one. So, of course, the original bunny turned up eventually, and so I've made him into a Christmas card. 

The trees are Neat and Tangled and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I added a flurry of Frantage and some clear gems. 
glitter shot 

I'd like to enter:
Cardz4Guyz Christmas 
Crafty Gals Corner  Christmas 
Little Red Wagon Christmas 
Watercooler   masculine 
Addicted to Stamps  anything goes

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Swinging Penguin


Last night we had a fantastic thunderstorm that went on for hours and as I couldn't sleep, I decided to make a card combining a few challenges.

The swinging penguin is a digi from Whimsy stamps (coloured with alcohol markers)  and I created the NOEL digitally.  There is lots of clear glitter on the lights, streamers and letters but of course it doesn't show in the photo.

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  light bulb
Winter Wonderland  penguins
Cupcake Inspirations black, yellow, white
Use Your Stuff  colour splash
Sweet Stampin Christmas


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Kraft Crafting

This week at City Crafter  Kirsty wants us to use kraft as our base.

For my DT card I stamped a My Favourite Things leopard and coloured it with pencils.

The two sentiments are from other sets by Avery Elle and W plus 9 . I do love MFT stamps but I often don't find the included sentiments very useful - they seem a bit too punny for most occasions and some of them don't seem to cross the Atlantic very well. For me, they could just include a 'happy birthday' and a 'thank you' in each set and I'd be happy.

I cut a wavy line through my kraft card and put yellow card behind and added some faux stitches.

Please come over to CCCB and see what the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own kraft crafted creation.


I'd like to enter:

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Rabbit Birthday


Another Lil' Inker stamp - I like that they're cute and slightly quirky. I've used part of a sheet of 12x 12  double-sided scrapbooking paper by Pinkfresh Studio. I like that it is thick enough to make the card base. The embossed sentiment is Waffle Flower and I coloured the rabbit with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter:
Come and Get it  two or more dp - I hope this qualifies as it is two patterns , although they are actually two sides of one paper.
Crafty Animals  anything goes
Stamp Ink Paper tictactoe  Green, pink and embossing


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Birthday for Christmas

I knew I would enter the challenge at Just Add Ink as soon as I saw it. The challenge is to use birthday stamps and make a Christmas card. After a quick shuffle through some stamp sets  I realised that the perfect set had just popped through my letterbox - this brand new Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things.

To make it look Christmassy, I stamped and masked the little holly stamp (a magazine freebie) and stamped the girl over the top, so the holly sat on top of the cake. I went for traditional Christmas red and green, added a strip of patterned paper , a Hero Arts sentiment, glitter pen on the dress and some red gems.

As well as Just Add Ink, I'd like to enter :
ABC Christmas Challenge  new (the stamp)
Aud Sentiments  Christmas
Casual Fridays  Christmas



Inkspirational Challenge - Designer's Choice Sketch


I don't often use card sketches, but I enjoyed using this sketch chosen by Shauna.


For my DT card I used a Lil Inker set (cat images and sentiment), a stitched-style circle by 49 and Market and a musical note by Clearly Besotted.  I particularly like the cat who's having a mug of tea at the party! 

Our Guest Designer is Izzy  and I hope you'll come over to Inkspirational  to see what she and the rest of the DT have made, and use our sketch for your own creation.

I'd like to enter:
Watercooler Challenge  birthdays
Creative with Stamps  celebrate

Friday, 14 July 2017

Seagulls

Earlier in the week I was worrying about whether a card I'd made was CAS enough for a CAS challenge.  I am sure that this is CAS!

A few days ago I was playing with making backgrounds using Distress Ink , water and an acrylic block. This is one I made then. I used two seagull stamps from Crafty Individuals. These are the little stamps from a set with some lovely bigger stamps but I've used these seagulls far more than the showstoppers in the set.

I'd like to enter:
Happy Little Stampers watercolour   blue
Shopping Our Stash  cas
Addicted to CAS  summer
Through the Purple Haze  wings
Little Red Wagon  thanks

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

After Snowfall


I noticed a few challenges for one -layer cards - a collaboration between Less is More and AAA Cards, and also Tuesday Throwdown .

This is a re-mix of a spring card I made a while ago. I used the same stamps by Papermania and Clarity (the sentiment here is by Hero Arts) but stamped in greens on white cs.  Here I imagined the same scene but after a heavy fall of snow.  For finishing touches I added some gems and went along the edges with a thin line of silver.

Trouble is, even though I made this card specifically for some cas challenges, I don't really know whether it's cas enough! Is there enough green space? Genres make me nervous!

Snow-Splattered Trees


I'm having a day off work today! It's time-off-in-lieu for extra hours worked on open evenings. My son's at school , so crafting is top of my to-do list.

Here I used Paper Smooches tree stamp and a Hero Arts sentiment.  I used two shades of green Brushos, pearl-gold  watercolour paint (actually doesn't look very gold) white spray mist (splattered on with a paint brush as my nozzle is blocked , as most of them are) and glittery enamel dots.

I'd like to enter:
My Time to Craft Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage  Christmas
Shopping Our Stash  cas