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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No. 166

Good Morning Everyone,

I'm not here really, because this is a scheduled post, but I hope so far you are having a good morning...

Well the news I wanted to reveal is that I am now a proud member of the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog Design Team - YAY :0)

I am showcasing my card now for Challenge 166.  This week our challenge is 'Guys and Girls'  Don't forget to pop on over to the blog to check out some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the DT.

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Onto my card.....




Challenges:-

Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Bright Funky Colours
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots and Stripes
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Items Used on Card:-

Dr Digi Image (He is a Valentine image but also makes a great birthday card), coloured with pro-markers
Handmade base card
Papermania Britannia 12 x 12 paper
My Mind's Eye 'On the Sunny Side' 12 x 12 paper
Glossy Accents 
Ceramic flower
Pearls from Kanban

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day




Tuesday, 25 February 2014

A Place to Live that's Shiny and New

Good morning all,

My lad is back in School today so maybe I can do a bit more crafting this week!

This card I made here was really difficult to do.  I used a the rubber stamp and it just wouldn't stamp correctly.  Eventually I got one good image out of it, but when I went to peel it off my acrylic block it came off in pieces.  It had just fell apart?????  Well at least I got one good card out of it.  The sentiments really nice on this I think.....

Challenges:-

My Time to Craft - New Things
Divas by Design - Rubber Stamps Only
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Use a Sentiment
Glitter n Sparkle - Bright Funky Colours
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes



Well at long last my pictures uploaded - what a nightmare that was:0(

Items Used:-

Ready made card base
Little Claire Stamp (coloured with pro markers)
Echo Park 6 x 6 "So Happy Together" pad
Memory Box Puffy Clouds die
Bazil Card

Oh tune in tomorrow as I have some GREAT NEWS!

Thanks for looking and have a great day

Saturday, 22 February 2014

LOTV Vintage Boy

Good afternoon - all.  My son has gone to a friend's house to play so now I have a quick chance to put up a card here and enter some challenges.  It's been half term so not had much chance to play.

Challenges:-

Crafty Catz - Cream, Green and 1 other colour (my other colour is Brown)
Crafting by Designs - Just for Boys
Scribble and Scrap Blog & Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Rubber Stamps Only
Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes


Items used for Card:-

(Will be back to update this)

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Aurora Wings Girl with Pansies

Good afternoon all.  We have a bit of sunshine yay!  Hope you have too.  I have a little time now to pop another card on here as my lad has gone with some friends to McDonalds and the pics.  He was very excited but a bit bummed he had to have a booster seat to go lol.  Sorry hunny but you are just 7 not 17 and safety comes first.

Well it looks like I'm on a butterfly roll because my card features butterflies again.

Challenges:-

Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - F for Flowers
Love to Create - Make it sparkle with bling (purple gems and purple glitter)
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Anything Goes (Purple glitter on the image).



I won this Aurora Wings image (she is on Etsy) along with another one from one of the card challenges I entered.  It's lovely isn't it, and of course coloured in with pro-markers.
The papers I have used are from a free paperpack I got with a magazine some time ago and the butterflies I have done with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 17 February 2014

Fly Away Butterfly

Hi there,

Well it's half term and already my lad and his friend are turning the house upside down and making so much noise, my heads gonna burst.

Anyhow onto my butterfly card.  This is my favourite stamp to use as I like layering up the wings and adding the glitter bits to the circles.  Also think this stamp helps make gorgeous birthday cards for friends and family.

Challenges:-

Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Spots and Dots
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Keep it Simple and Sweet
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use a Diecut or Punch - I have used die cut circles and die cut scallop circles and a Fiskars border punch
SisterAct Card Challenge - Anything Goes


The papers are Echo Park and as usual I have used my pro-markers to colour it in.

Thanks so much for looking and have a lovely day.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Star of Bethlehem

Happy Valentine's Day everyone - did you get spoilt??

Here is a card I made using a technique that I learnt in a cardmaking class I attended some time last year.

You stamp the image onto pearlescent card and using a paintbrush and water you swipe over the image, carefully and within the lines to shade it in.  You then just dab your paintbrush onto the ink pad and paint parts of the image for contrasts of the same shade.  I really enjoyed doing this and think it looks really effective.

My fella thought this was an Autumn card because of the colours, but it's actually a Christmas card lol.

Challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge - Chocolate creams
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Flower Power
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Colours beginning with a B (mine are Brown, Beige, Bronze)




Items Used:-

Handmade base card
Free paper and Forever Friends Christmas paper
Personal impressions Bethlehem stamp
Dew Drops brilliance ink "Coffee Bean"
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles glitter in Brilliant Bronze
Britannia dies set of 3 poinsettias
Spellbinders floral oval dies
Pearls from "e"

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

WOYWW 245

Good morning!  We had snow yesterday but it didn't stick, much to the relief of my other half who has to drive a lot for his job as an Engineer.  Not so good for my lad though because he wants a snow day.  Told him not to worry, because it's half term next week, so that put a smile on his face.  Won't be much crafting time for me though lol.  He does have somewhere to go with some friends on the Tuesday.  He's going to the pictures with them to see Mr Peabody and Sherman then a trip into MacDonalds.  He has a social life and I don't lol.

Anyhow, I've rabbited on enough.  Below is my contribution to WOYWW over at the Stamping Ground.

As you can see I have a work in progress and a load of clutter lying around.  Will I ever clean the clutter up??? Maybe, one day, we'll see lol.



Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Mouse with Sunflower

Good morning - its snowing here :0) big chunky snowflakes, looks lovely.

I made this card with a Tina Wenke stamp I've had for some time.  I must use my stamps more (even though I love digis) as they will just be forgotten about otherwise and that would be a shame, because they help to make really pretty birthday cards to give to people, like this one below.......

Challenges:-

ABC Challenge - E for Embellish
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - add a gem, glitter, candi or any bling 
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Birthday
Inky Chicks - Use a cute animal stamp
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Something Old, Something New (Old image, new gems)
Pile it On challenge - Stripes and/or dots
Sister Act - Ready for Spring
Suzy Bees Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Hey Cutie


Items used:-

Handmade base card
Yellow card from my stash
Sentiment stamp by cuddly buddly
Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling 6 x 6 paper (I really do love spots and stripes)
Doodlebug brads
Flowers are an assortment from my stash
Ribbon from Mei Flower crafts
Woodware stamp for the leaves which are also inked on their tips with dew drops pearlescent ink in chocolate 

Pro-Markers:-

Tan, caramel, cinnamon, baby pink, rose pink, tulip yellow, mustard, mango, orange, leaf green and grass.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day

Monday, 10 February 2014

Purple Flowers

Good morning all, hope you are all good :0)

I made this card with an LOTV floral stamp which is actually a complete nightmare to stamp with.  Because it is so detailed, a lot of the time, some parts would be missing once I stamped it down.  Took me a few attempts to get this one!!  Thank god for digi stamps lol.

GGRRRRRR Blogger playing up :0(

Challenges:-

ABC Challenge & DT Call - Embellish and Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Add a gem, glitter, candi or any bling
Crafting by Designs - Month Long February challenge
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
I Love Pro-Markers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack  - Anything Goes



Items Used:-

Handmade card base
Black card from Rymans
6 x 6 Memory Box Viola paper (only scraps left of this now)
Kanban pearls
Roses and lace from stash
Hunkydory diamond sparkles Butterfly glitter.

Promarkers:-

Pear green, forest green, tulip yellow, mustard, pastel blue, cool grey 1, bluebell, lavender, lilac, orchid, amethyst, purple and violet

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day


Friday, 7 February 2014

Strawberry Patch

Good rainy morning to you all :0)

I've made another cute card.  I've actually had this Sugar Nellie stamp for a long, long time and was glad I got it out to use again.

Challenges:-
 ABC Challenge - Anything Goes with Colouring
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore Challenge blog - add gems, glitter, candi (i've added red glitter and there is a green gem on strawberry brad) 
Crafting By Designs - Month Long Anything goes in February 
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes 
 I Love Pro-Markers - Birthday
 Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Something Old, Something New (Old image and papers, New white flowers and red glitter)
Pile it On Challenges - Ribbon
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Hey Cutie
Wags & Whiskers Rubber Stamps - Bingo (I've used Glitter, Ribbon and Red - Red Glitter, Red strawberries, Blue ribbon)




Items Used:-

Sugar Nellie Strawberry Patch rubber stamp
Handmade base card
Wild rose studio Polka dots 6 x 6 paper
Doodlebug 12 x 12 paper
Doodlebug Petite brad
Woodware leaf punch
Fiskars border punch
Bazil Basic green card
Flowers and glitter from my stash

Pro-markers:-

Dusky pink, blush, rose pink, pastel blue, denim blue, lipstick red, poppy, tan, caramel, cinnamon, chestnut, henner, pear green, moss, cool grey 2 and 4

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Elisabeth Bell

Good morning all - so cold isn't it and wasn't that rain and wind awful last night.  My lad was scared at the way it was smashing against our windows.

Anyhow, here is a cute card I'd like to share with you today.  I love this cute Elisabeth Bell image and I like the simple layout of the card.

Challenges:-

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Something Old Something New (New Digi Image and daisies.  Old Papers, ribbon, pearls and sentiment stamp)
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Die Cuts - (Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circle dies)
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Girly Challenge
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes 
Scribble and Scrap Blog & Challenge - Always Anything Goes



Items Used:-

Handmade Card Base
Nitwit Papers
Bazil basics blue card
LOTV sentiment stamp
Flowers, ribbon and pearls from stash.

Pro-Markers:-

Blush, dusky pink, tan, cinnamon, baby pink, pastel blue, denim blue, pear green, moss, tulip yellow and mustard.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Mister Old Fart

Good morning again - my second post today :0)

Here is a funny male card.  I love Gus from Bugaboo Digis, such fun to create with.  What a character!
 
Challenges:-
 
Cardz 4 Guys - Spots and Stripes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - This is a Man's World
Passion for Pro-Markers - Spots and Stripes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - All About Boys
Crafting By Designs - Month Long February Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes





Items Used on Card:-

Handmade base card
Black card from Rymans
Glossy Accents (on glasses)
Papers were free from a magazine (ages ago) and are called "All Man Collection"
Chipboard arrow from Angel Crafts (coloured with Pro-markers)

Pro-Markers:-

Tan, putty, ice grey 1 and 2, warm grey 1 and 2, cinnamon, cocoa, honeycomb, spice, orange, leaf green, grass, mustard, blue pearl, china blue

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

WOYWW 244

Good morning all - hope you are all good today.

I've been meaning to join in with the WOYWW over at the Stamping Ground for quite a few weeks now and today I finally, at long last, managed to do it YIPPEE lol.

Here are my pics......




These pics just show the general stuff I have on my desk when crafting and the last picture is the view outside my window.  It doesn't look much at the mo but in the summer it's lovely.

Thanks for taking the time to read and have a great day.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Dragon Lady

Good morning all
It's my fella's birthday today and this is the card I made for him.  He likes the dragon girl in Game of Thrones and he just likes dragons anyway, so this card is ideal for him.

Challenges:-

Delicious Doodles - Die cuts and/or punches (fiskars border punch, square die and bat die - those bats took forever to glue on!!!!)
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Time to get peeling - use peel offs (mine are the heart corner peel offs)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Chevrons (on my green paper)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Artisitic Inspirations - Anything Goes



It's a stunning image and was fun to colour.

She is from Delicious Doodles.

Items used:-

Handmade base card
Black card from Rymans
Black corner peel offs
Christmas collection papers (free from a magazine)
Echo Park for the record 12 x 12 paper
Fiskars border punch
CC Designs bats die
Spellbinders nestabilities large classic squares dies

Pro-Markers:-

Blush, coral, grass, forest green, leaf green, mint green, honeycomb, spice, ice grey 1, cocoa and henna

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Peacock Feathers

Good morning again!  My second post today lol

I have made a CAS Card here and I really loved making it.  That Peacock stamp set is one of my favourites of my stamps.

The paper strip was just plain purple and I stamped the feathers on, then added pro-markers and glitter.  I really like how that turned out, my own designer paper lol.

Challenges:-

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Clean and Simple
Creative Moments - Anything Goes / add some sparkle (on my background feathers and peacock)
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Anything Goes using sparkle (on my background feathers and peacock)




Items Used:-

Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set
Papermania Colossal Paper Pack
Handmade Card Blank
Black Card from Rymans
Hunkydory Glitter - Crushed Lavendar
Kanban Gems

Pro-Markers:-

Orchid, amethyst, leaf green and grass

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day

Another Brandon Card using Kenny K

Good morning all.

I had another great time with my lad Brandon making another card on Saturday.

He's starting to understand a little about shading, but he does get a tad bit bored if the card is not being completed quick enough - typical bloke lol!!

Challenges:-

Moving Along with the Times - Birthday Boys (Happy Birthday stamped on the insert of card)
Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon - Child's Play
Send A Smile 4 Kids - For the Boys
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes




Another Kenny K image.  These make such great cards for lads don't you think??

Items Used:-

Handmade Card Blank
Black card from Rymans
Paper is Doodlebugs Petite Prints 12 x 12"

Thank you so much for looking and have a great day