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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Anything Goes with Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and sending hugs to anyone who needs it.  It is my day off work today so going christmas shopping.  Hopefully I will be able to get most of what I need.  Christmas is really creeping up and will be here before we know it.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is a nice easy one for you.
Anything Goes
We have two sponsors joining us for this challenge:
Bugaboo Stamps - a prize of 7 digi images of the winners choice
StampArt Design - a prize of 5 digi images of the winners choice

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image from Bugaboo Stamps.


I coloured the image with promarkers and added some glossy accents to the balloons. This was then mounted onto some kraft card.  The papers were in my scraps box.  I added a couple of strips of ribbon.  The sentiment is a die cut and I added some stickles for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the awesome inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Stripes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Birthday
Disdigidesigns - For kids
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Use a digi
Corrosive - Happy everything
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Its a kid's world

Friday, 21 November 2014

Let's Get Sentimental with Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Well, it's finally Friday but not much of a weekend for me as I am working tomorrow.  Hopefully, we won't be too busy at work.  I plan on spending some crafty time on Sunday.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
Let's Get Sentimental
There has to be a sentiment on your project but it doesn't have to be the main focus (unless you want it to be, of course).

Here is my inspiration project using an image from Delicious Doodles, one of our sponsors.


This is such a lovely image and I just added some stickles for added sparkle.  You can't really see it too well on the photo but it does sparkle in real life.  I used some black card and silver mirror card for the matting.  The background is embossed with my spotty embossing folder.  The sentiment is from an Imagination Crafts stencil.  I used versamark through the stencil and then embossed with white embossing powder.  A couple of poinsettias finished the card.

For the Winter Wonderland challenge we have 3 great sponsors:

Delicious Doodles - prize of 4 digi images of the winners choice

Digital Delights - prize of a $5 voucher

Clickit4crafts - prize of an amazing $35 worth of products of the winners choice

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Winter Wonderland for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super inspiration from my talented teamies.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Anything Goes at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Just popping by with my second post of the day.  Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is a nice easy one:
Anything Goes

Our sponsor for this week is Lacy Sunshine with a prize of 3 digi images to the winner.

Here is my inspiration project using a super image from Lacy Sunshine.


I coloured the image with promarkers and added lots of glitter for sparkle.  The light blue backing paper is glitter card with two strips of dark blue glitter card added.  I die cut some snowflakes for embellishments and added some gems and a bow.  

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the super inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly and die cut
Little Claires - Shaped card
Corrosive - Girly
Creative Corner - Let it sparkle
Sister Act - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Fav holiday
Pan Pastel - Cold and frosty colours
Papertake - Girly
TTCRD - Anything goes

Anything But A Card with The Crafting Cafe

Hi Folks
Well, I managed to get all my decorating done at the weekend.  Just got a bit of woodwork to paint but that can be done in the evenings.  I am really happy with the way my lounge looks.  Hopefully, my new sofas will be arriving in a couple of weeks as the old ones do look a bit out of place at the moment lol.  

I am here today to share some inspiration for our current monthly challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.  Our theme for this month is:
Not a Card
So you can enter with anything you like as long as it is not a card.  It could be a tag, box, bag or something completely different.

We have two great sponsors joining us this month:
Delicious Doodles - a prize of 4 digi images of the winners choice
Artbymiran - a prize of 3 digi images of the winners choice

Here is my inspiration project using a lovely image from Delicious Doodles 'Jolly Holly Postbox'.


As you can see I decided to make a milk carton box for christmas.  I used a basic template that I have for the box but adjusted the sizing to take account of the image size.  I coloured the image using promarkers and added some red stickles for the berries.  After using some distress ink around the edges I matted onto red card.  For the remaining panels on the milk carton I used some paper from Papermania.  This again was distressed with red ink around the edges and matted onto red card.  A little bow was the finishing touch.  To fasten the box I used a couple of mini pegs.  I really didn't feel that the box needed anything else.

Here is another view:


Thanks for popping by and hope you will join in with our challenge.  Just pop over to The Crafting Cafe for full challenge details.  Look our for more inspiration from the design team during November.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Without Words - Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Winter warmers
Open Minded Crafting - Fowl of any kind
OLLCB - More than one fold
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Allsorts - Anything but a card
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Things with wings
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything goes

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Anything But a Card with Crafting Musketeers

Hi Folks
Just popping by in between the decorating to share my inspiration project for our current challenge over at Crafting Musketeers.  Our theme for this month is
Anything but a card
So get those creative juices flowing and show us what you can do.

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous Delicious Doodles with a prize of some digi images for the winner.

Here is my inspiration project using an image from our sponsor.


As you can see I went and made a christmas cracker.  This one is a bit different as it is a triangular cracker.  I used my hougie board to score and make the cracker.  I then simply decorated with some glitter strips, the image matted onto black cardstock, some poinsettias and ribbon.  These would make a lovely addition to any christmas table.

Thanks for popping by and for full challenge details just pop over to Crafting Musketeers.  You will also find more inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jellypark - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas with ribbon
Open Minded Crafting - Fowl of any kind
Paper Creators - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
OLLCB - More than one fold
TTCRD - Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Happy holidays
Inky Impressions - Animals
CRAFT - Christmas
Bunny Zoes - Snow
Creative Corner - Let it sparkle
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Allsorts - Anything but a card
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Things with wings

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Anything Goes with Imagination Crafts

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.  I am in the middle of doing some decorating at the moment so not much time for crafting.  Should be done by Monday and then we just have to wait for the new sofas to arrive.  

Today I would like to share some mid month inspiration for our current challenge over at Imagination Crafts challenges.  This is my last post as part of the design team for Imagination Crafts.  I made the decision to step down from the team as I am struggling to find the time to do a lot of crafting at the moment.  I also have my daughters wedding next year which is going to take up a lot of my crafting hours.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team.  Thanks to Linda and also to Sue and Harvey at Imagination Crafts for giving me the opportunity to be on the team.  

Anyway, here is my inspiration project for our current Anything Goes challenge.


I used a lovely panel stencil called christmas holly and stencilled through using sparkle medium.  The patterned card is also from Imagination Crafts.  Whilst the sparkle medium was drying I used a christmas script stamp to stamp onto some white card to act as a background for the panel stencil.  I added some red velvet ribbon and poinsettias to one side of the white card before mounting onto red card.  Some liquid pearls were the finishing touch.

Thanks for popping by and hope you have enjoyed the Imagination Crafts projects that I have shown you over the past few months.  The current challenge is Anything Goes.  Don't forget that if you use any Imagination Crafts products you could win a £40 gift voucher.  Just pop over to the Imagination Crafts challenge blog for full details.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Jellypark - Christmas
Pan Pastel - Add some bling
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas with ribbon
Paper Creators - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Lisa B - Christmas sparkle
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Creative Corner - Let it sparkle
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Sister Act - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Favourite holiday (christmas)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
Well, another week has flown by and today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Use black cardstock somewhere on your project

We have three great sponsors for this challenge:  
Just check out Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details including the prizes on offer for the winners.  Don't forget to check out the super inspiration projects from my talented teamies.

Here is my inspiration project using an image and sentiment from Dianes Daydream Designs.


I decided to go for a clean and simple design letting the image and sentiment speak for itself.  I printed the image and sentiment onto white card which I then matted onto black cardstock.  Some ribbon, punched corners and black gems finished the card.  I also went around the edge with some faux stitching.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
TO BE UPDATED

Monday, 10 November 2014

Emporium of Curiosities

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and had a good weekend.  I managed to get caught up on some crafting on Saturday and then started some decorating on Sunday.  I am having a few days off at the end of this week to get our dining room and lounge decorated before christmas.  Not really looking forward to doing it but looking forward to the end result.  

Today I thought I would share a sample I made for the launch of the new Kraftyhands CD 'Emporium of Curiosities'.  The CD is full of artwork and papers and is suited for making both female and male cards.  The CD is being launched on The British Craft Network during November so keep your eyes peeled for it.  A great one to add to your collections.



I decided to go for a male creation using images and papers from the CD.  I cut the front of the card diagonally to create a bit of interest.  I used some blue cardstock for the matting and added some wooden cogs from my stash as embellishments.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Thank you all for the lovely comments you have been leaving me.  My apologies if I have not been by to comment on your lovely blogs.  Not enough hours in the day at the moment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - For the man in your life
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Paper Creators - Anything goes
Pile it On - Special Occasion
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Something beginning with B (balloon, blue)

Friday, 7 November 2014

Christmas Cheer at Kraftyhands

Hi Folks
Back again with my final post for today.  

Today sees the start of a new monthly challenge over at Kraftyhands Challenge blog.  Our theme for this month is 
Christmas Cheer
You can create any project you like as long as it fits with the challenge theme.

Here is my inspiration project using the 12 Days of Christmas CD from Kraftyhands.


All of the papers and elements are from the CD.  I simply added green mirror card for the matting and a lovely bow.  

Thanks for popping by and why not check out the challenge.  Would love to see your entries.


Frosty The Snowman at Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and sending big hugs to anyone who might need it.  I am looking forward to a weekend of craftyfun and relaxation.  Hoping to make a big dent in my christmas card makes.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  Our theme for this week is:
Frosty the Snowman
You can create anything you like as long as you follow the theme and it is a christmas creation.

Here is my inspiration project.


I decided to go for something different this time and do something in non traditional christmas colours.  All of the elements on this card were also old items from my stash.  I can't even tell you where they all came from.  The words and stars at the bottom have been glittered using glamour dust.

We have two sponsors for this week's challenge at Winter Wonderland






with a prize of a stamp being given to the winner.

Thanks for popping by and hoping you will join in with the challenge. Just pop over to Winter Wonderland to check out full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the lovely creations from my talented teamies.


Imagination Crafts Sneaky Peek

Hi Folks
Welcome to my little part of blogland and my first post for today.

It is my turn to post a little tutorial and inspiration over at the Imagination Crafts Inspiration blog.  Here is a little sneaky peek of my project.


If you pop over to the inspiration blog you can find out what I created and how I created it.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know you popped over.

See you shortly with another post.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks 
Hope you are all well and managing to stay warm.  I think it has turned really cold the last couple of days.  Even had to turn the heating on.  Still, I suppose we are in November so to be expected.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is:
Creative Corners
You are free to create any project you like just as long as you follow the challenge theme.

We have two sponsors for this challenge:
The Paper Shelter - prize of a $20 gift certificate
DeeDee's Digis - prize of a $10 gift certificate

Here is my inspiration project using an image from DeeDee's digis called Beauty of the Season.


I kept the design quite simple printing the image and sentiment onto cardstock.  This was then matted onto some dark red cardstock.  I added some ribbon and a bow to one corner and some gems to the other corner.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges to check out full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the lovely inspiration projects from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Jellypark - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Christmas
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
ALBC - Clean and simple
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Papertake - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas joy
Inky Impressions - Creative corners
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Anything Goes with Imagination Crafts

Hi Folks
Thank goodness it's the weekend.  Looking forward to two days of no work.  I just want to say thank you for all your lovely comments and messages regarding my hospital appointment.  It has really given me a boost and hopefully, if I make a few changes in my lifestyle, I can avoid surgical treatment.  The next 3 months will tell.

Anyway, as it's the first of the month, today sees the start of a new monthly challenge over at Imagination Crafts challenge blog.  Our theme, is as always:
Anything Goes
Don't forget that if you do use any products from Imagination Crafts on your project you could win a £40 voucher to spend at Imagination Crafts.  A really great prize.

Here is my inspiration project using a stencil, inkadinks and sparkle medium.


I used some inkadinks to create the colour washed background on white glossy card.  When it was dry I used the Joy christmas stencil with sparkle medium.  I used black stars as I wanted it to stand out against the black background.  This was then mounted onto some black card.  I wrapped some christmas ribbon around the bottom and added some gems to the snowflakes.  A really quick and simple card to do but very effective.  

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Imagination Crafts challenge blog for full challenge details.  My teamies have been hard at work creating some gorgeous inspiration for you too.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Anything Goes with Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges

Hi Folks
How are things with you all?  I am certainly not enjoying these dark nights.  All I want to do when I get home from work is curl up in front of the television lol.  
The hospital appointment went okay on Monday.  It does appear that I have some narrowing of the arteries which is affecting the blood flow to my legs, hence the aches and pains on exercise.  The consultant is sending me for a scan and then wants to see me in 3 months to discuss further treatment.  With a few lifestyle changes it may improve itself but may need to have an angioplasty.  At least I now know what the problem is and can work on improving things.

But now onto crafty matters.  Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our theme for this week is a nice easy one for you:
Anything Goes
We have two great sponsors joining us for this challenge:
Bugaboo - prize of 7 digi images to the winner
Stitchy Bear Stamps - prize of $10 voucher for their on line store

Here is my inspiration project using a great image from Stitchy Bear Stamps.


I coloured the image with promarkers before adding some faux stitching around the edge and mounting onto black cardstock.  I added a bit of twine to one corner and a peel off sentiment.  The backing paper are from Papermania and I simply added some black pearls to two of the corners.  A great simple male card.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all  your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details. Don't forget to check out the awesome inspiration projects from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Wags N Whiskers - Stripes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - For the boys
Digi Choosday - Birthday
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyns Fetish - Stitching
Lacy Sunshine - Include a hat
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Butterfly Botanicals

Hi Folks
Hope you have all had a good weekend.  For those in the UK hope you made the most of your extra hour.  A short weekend for me as I was working yesterday so not much crafting time.  
Wish me luck as I have a hospital appointment tomorrow.  I have had a problem with my legs and walking any distance for some time.  The doctor seems to think it may be a circulation problem or possibly arterial so I am seeing the consultant tomorrow.  Not expecting to get any answers straight away but at least it will be the start of finding out what the problem is.  As you can imagine it is quite frustrating as any form of exercise is not possible at the moment.  Just want to be able to go out and enjoy a long country walk again.  

Anyway, enough of my ramblings and on to my card share for today.  This card was made using the Butterfly Botanicals CD from Kraftyhands.  This is a fabulous CD full of gorgeous images, papers and cards sets.  Certainly one worth looking at.  If any of you have been checking out the British Craft Network the guys have been demonstrating this CD on there.


I made an easel card using one of the card sets and lots of the yummy papers.  I used kraft card for all the matting and added lots of pearls and a little acrylic flower.  Love the colours in this one and gorgeous artwork.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Thank you all so much for passing by my blog and for all the lovely comments you leave.  I am sorry for not getting around to commenting on all your lovely blogs at the moment.  This new job is really taking it out of me at the moment.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
OSAAT - Anything goes with a butterfly
Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment
Digi Choosday - Birthdays
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes

Friday, 24 October 2014

Gold at Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Finally it's Friday and the end of the working week for some.  I still have to work tomorrow but looking forward to a relaxing day on Sunday.  And I will get an extra hour in bed on Sunday when the clocks go back lol.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland challenge blog.  Our theme for this week is 
Gold
You can use gold embellishments, papers, ribbon, colouring - just as long as it is christmas related and we can see some gold.

Here is my inspiration project using a lovely image from Delicious Doodles.


I kept the card really simple just layering the image onto gold mirror card and using some red pearlescent card for contrast.  I did add lots of stickles to the image for added sparkle but this isn't showing up very well on the photo.  Embellishments in gold finished the card.

We have two great sponsors for this weeks challenge:

Delicious Doodles with a prize of 4 digi images to the winner


Marianne Design with a surprise for the winner


Just pop over to Winter Wonderland to check out the full challenge details and to enter.  Don't forget to check out the gorgeous creations from my talented teamies.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your entries.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Christmas fun
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Bows
Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sassy Studio - Not square
Aud Sentiments - 2 or 3 word sentiment
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Polka Dots and Pearls

Hi Folks
Hope you are well and managing to get through your week.  I love Wednesdays as it is halfway to the weekend.  Mind you, I am on the rota to work on Saturday so a six day week for me this week.  I only have to work one Saturday in every four so not too bad.  Will probably spend most of Sunday sleeping lol.

As it is Wednesday today sees the start of a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.  Our challenge theme this week is:
Polka Dots and Pearls
We do need to see both of these on your project.

We have two great sponsors joining us this week:
StampArt - a prize of 5 digi images to the winner
Sassy Studio - a prize of 4 digi images to the winner

Here is my inspiration project using a cute image called Alannah & Snowball from StampArt Design. 


I decided to go for a monchrome theme and just lightly coloured the image with grey promarkers.  I also added lots of stickles but the sparkle is not really showing up.  The polka dot paper is from Papermania and all the matting was done onto black card.  Around the image I stuck some pearl strings that I got from the Hobby House many months ago.  I think it gives the effect of a frame.  Some poinsettias from my stash, a bow and a large pearl dazzler finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and I am looking forward to seeing all your entries.  Just pop over to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the lovely creations from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
TO BE UPDATED

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Think Pink at The Crafting Cafe

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.  Spent most of yesterday catching up on jobs that have been piling up.  Hoping to get in the craft room later for a little play.  The weather is not that good at the moment so not going to be tempted to be outside.

Today I am here to share a little inspiration for our current challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.  Our theme for this month is:
Think Pink
We also have a fab sponsor, Aurora Wings, with a prize of $10 worth of digis from the store.  How great is that?

Here is my inspiration project using Mistletoe Fairy image from Aurora Wings.


I coloured the image using promarkers and then added lots of stickles and liquid pearls.  The papers were in my christmas stash and I used kraft card for the matting. Love the combination of pink and kraft together.  Some christmas embellishments, a bow and gems finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and would love to see you enter the challenge.  Just pop over to The Crafting Cafe for full challenge details.  Look out for more inspiration throughout the month from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Mainly pink
Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Christmas
Oldie but a Goodie - Christmas (old stash - papers and embellishments)
Top Tip Tuesday - Fav colour combo (pink and kraft)
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes

Friday, 17 October 2014

It's All About The Hat

Hi Folks
Quick post from me this morning before I head out to work.  Looking forward to getting some crafting done this weekend as got nothing else planned.

I have made a start on my christmas cards as I have got quite a lot to make.  I saw this stamp a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it.  It is a woodware stamp and so cute.


For my first version of the card I stamped the image and then coloured it in using promarkers.  I added some stickles to his hat and some glossy accents to his nose and the holly at the bottom.  The sentiment came with the stamp set and I did some doodling around the edge before matting onto red card.  Some liquid pearls around the image finished it off nicely.


This second one is the same design but I added some paperpiecing to his hat. Really enjoyed the paperpiecing and I have lots more bits so can make quite a few of these.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
CHNC Extra - Anything goes
Lisa B - Christmas stamping and paperpiecing
Penny Black and More - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Little Claires - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional christmas
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Christmas
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Christmas fun

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mid Month Inspiration for Crafting Musketeers

Hi Folks
Well it has been a wet and dismal week so far.  Leaving for work in the rain and coming home in the rain is very depressing.  Won't be long before I am getting home in the dark either.  But enough of these depressing thoughts and onto crafty matters.

We are halfway through our October challenge at the Crafting Musketeers so I am popping by to share a little inspiration with you.
Our theme this month is:
Autumn Colours
Our fabulous sponsor this month is The Hobby House who are offering the winner a £10 voucher to spend at The Hobby House.  What a fab prize.

Here is my inspiration project using a pre coloured topper from The Hobby House.


I inked around the edges of the topper and matted onto some brown card.  The papers were in my stash box, not sure who they are by but they fitted in with the autumnal colour theme.  I wrapped some twine round and added some buttons as embellishments.  A simple sentimeent finished the card.

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to check out the challenge at Crafting Musketeers.  You will also find some lovely inspiration from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Creative Corner - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Buttons
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Happy Birthday
Crafty Girls - Anything goes