Thursday, 20 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 137 - White

It's time for another Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


I've used white linen effect cardstock for the base and scored a border around the edge.  The snowflake garland is a Memory Box die cut and I've added half pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.

The sentiment has been printed on my PC and the tag is a Sizzix die cut.  Beading wire, and wooden glittery snowflake are all from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes twist of Christmas
Frilly and Funky:  Christmas
Little Red Wagon:  Christmas In July
Deep Ocean Challenges:  Christmas In July

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Salon Deirdery

And here is another of the leaving cards I made for colleagues at work. This time I've used Salon Deirdery from Dr Digi and left out the dog.  Coloured with Promarkers plus I've added a mirror with some silver card (yes that is my reflection taking the photo!) and a frame from my stash.  Everything else is also from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge:  Kraft
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Paperminutes:  Women
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Another New Home!

And here is another new home card made using the Simply Print - Mouse Key sheet from Lili of the Valley.  I printed it directly onto the card stock and added the sentiment on the tag with free text from Pic Monkey.

Papers are 6x6 Curiosity Corner from Dovecraft and I've lightly distressed the edges and then added a light faux running stitch around the edges,  Ribbons, half pearls and charms are all from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girls:  Anything Goes plus Ribbon
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sweet New Home

I've been asked to make a few new home cards recently so I treated myself to a Lili of the Valley Simply Print Sheet - Mouse Key.  So this is one of three cards I made with the image!  I added the sentiment myself with Pic Monkey and one of the free fonts from it.

I've used some cream card from my stash and printed the image onto it plus used it also for the card blank.  Chocolate brown card from my stash along with the half pearls, twine and two key charms.

I'd like to enter the following:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Gem of a Challenge:  Animals
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy:  Celebration

Friday, 14 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

Time for a new Polkadoodle Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes 

But the DT were challenged to create Christmas in July!  I've used two of the soon to be released Christmas stamps!  I've combined Frosty The Snowman with the Christmas Gifts stamp.  All coloured with Promarkers and added to an acetate card.  Such cute stamps and perfect for kids!

The background die cuts are Memory Box and I've used off cuts of white linen effect card for them.  The snowflakes are also die cuts but unbranded metal dies with half pearls added to the centres.

The organza ribbon and bakers twine are from my stash and I've hand written the Sizzix die cut tag.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cut It Up:  Christmas In July
Making Memories:  Anything But Square
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes with Twist Christmas In July
Unicorn Challenge:  Christmas In July

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 28 - Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri and we were generously provided with a range of images to work with!  The theme of our challenges as always is:

Anything Goes

For my first card I've used one image from a set of four vintage cars - simply printed directly onto linen effect white cardstock and coloured with Aquamarkers.  Really quick and easy - I cut the image out with an X Cut die and then layered it onto some black card from my stash.  I've added a dotted frame around the image with a black fineliner pen and then the same around the edge of the black card with a white gel pen.

And my second card uses Bubble Over and I've used Promarkers for colouring.  The frame is a Polkadoodles die cut - Bubbleicious Frames and I've used ribbon, pearls and a charm from my stash.  The edges of the card have been dotted with liquid pearls.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Vintage Cars:
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Making Memories:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Bubble Over:
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Ribbons / Bows

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton

As with any restructuring at work, there are people who move on.  I've made quite a few leaving cards recently and here is one made for someone who is very active and walks a lot, not just in the UK but all over the world.  I've used Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton from Dr Digi and coloured her with Promarkers.

The vintage map is from my stash and I've added a kraft card banner cut from a Sizzix die plus arrows and sentiment from little X Cut dies.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes, option of Create a Sentiment
Paperminutes:  Women
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Monday:  Coloured Image

Friday, 7 July 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Red, White and Blue

The current Polkadoodle challenge is part way through and the theme for the last week is:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use Red, White and Blue - I used papers from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles and used my X Cut dies to create all the stars.  I've added a faux running stitch with a black fine liner pen.

The sentiment is a stamp I found in my stash.  Good luck with the challenge - for more inspiration pop over to Polkadoodles!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday:  Red, White and You
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp:  Red, White and Blue
Createalicious Challenges:  Red, White and Blue
Dies R Us:  Layers

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 136 - Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Crimbo Crackers challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

Your creation must be Christmas or Festive!  I've used a cute decoupage - Tinsel Tots and layered it onto some offcuts of printed paper from my stash.  Added a satin red bow and a wooden snowflake and the card is complete - sometimes the simple ones are the best!

This card is for my three nieces although not too sure that they are so angelic!!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  For A Child
Southern Girls:  Ribbon or Twine
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday:  Anything Goes Female
Inky Chicks:  Christmas

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Time For A Pint

There's a new Dr Digi sentiment sheet - Beer Sentiments - that has just been released and my card today features one of those sentiments but I've made it the focal point of the card as they are easily resized!

The text has been coloured with Promarkers and I found a kraft card frame in my stash (I have a feeling I've had it for years!) so have used that plus some flat backed black gems.

Fairly quick and easy - just like a pint!  I'd like to enter the following:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop:  Use Your Stash
Cards Galore:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes