Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Guest design slot for Fab 'n' Funky: girly card


This is my final week as a guest designer for Fab 'n' Funky - I've so enjoyed being able to join the team this month - five fabulous challenges.

For challenge 173: for the girls, I was provided with the lovely 'Raggedy girl - adorably yours (pigtails) image Kathryne at Stampart design,, sponsor for the challenge.

I used papers that I had free with a magazine. I wouldn't normally mix red and pink, but I think it works here. I coloured the image with spectrum noirs (they are fast becoming my favourites) and cut out with a Nellie Snellen die, using the next part of the die for the surrounding layer which was cut from textured DCWV card.  The birthday ribbon is by Sass belle (www.ribstone.com) and the piece across the middle is upcycled from a wrapping around flowers. The flowers are Craftime.

I followed the sketch for Seize the birthday17 (although the challenge has now closed):



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Joanna Sheen: girls, girls, girls
The squirrel and the fox 44: here come the girls
Creatalicious 50: for the girls
Glitter n sparkle 34: birthdays
Red carpet studio 38: birthday card
Allsorts 208: happy birthday
Bastel-traum: birthday
Nutcrafters 44: mono - mainly one colour
Hobby cutz 7: flowers
Everybody art 237: flowers
Creative Belli 170: flowers
Get creative May: flowers
Rhedd & Rosies 7: blooming lovely
Digistamps4Joy 68: oh to be young again
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
Card mania 21: spots and/or stripes
Deep ocean 52: ribbons and/or laces
Stampavie and more 194: ribbon or lace
Crafty ribbons 46: anything goes with ribbon
Simon says: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 21: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 21: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 142
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Come round for a cuppa ...


... but don't all arrive at the same time!

This is for Sweet Stamps monthly technique challenge: flip flop card using the tutorial given on Splitcoasters. It's my time to choose the theme for Time to Create for June on Crafts by Carolyn for June, so I'm asking to see something created by following a tutorial.

Mine is a very simple version because time is tight before going away. I used double sided card. I drew pencil lines to indicated where to score and cut which made it easier.

I've used one side of the swing to put my greeting and the other side to put a stamped image - stamps are from Joanna Sheen's willow pattern set. I stamped the cup and saucer first and then masked to put the jug behind. I inked the stamps with memento Paris dusk.

Colours are for:


Bloggers challenge: red, white and blue
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: let's hear it for red, white and blue






This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafts 4 eternity R125: get into shape
Fun with shapes and more 135: everything
Card mania 21: spots and/or stripes
Use it Tuesday 56: anything goes (the card is very old)
Party time Tuesday 122: anything goes
Fitztown 1: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
The rubber buggy 7: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Kaboodle 173: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 21: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 142
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Golden wedding anniversary


I seem to have had a run on anniversary cards lately - another golden wedding card - clean and simple, using the embossing folder that came with my eBosser to create the background on pearlised paper, with just the addition of the numerals, sentiment panel and sparkly prima flowers.


This is for:

Moving along with the times: embossing
Top tip Tuesday 102: numbers
Chocolate, coffee & cards 39: use a number
LEJ 55: celebrate
Creative Belli 170: flowers (the pearlised paper had long been forgotten!)
Get creative May: flowers
A and T 24: bling
Crazy 4 challenges 187: no patterned paper
Fitztown 1: anything goes
Kaboodle 173: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 21: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 21: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 142
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Monday, 27 May 2013

Guest design slot for Merry Monday


What a surprise it was when my card was chosen as the top pick for Always playing with paper Merry Monday 62 - you can read about it here - and I was invited to join them as a guest designer for today's challenge 64

This is the sketch to follow:


I used an A5 card blank on to which I stuck a piece of sentiment card by Kanban. The central panel is from a Hunkydory kit, with a piece of Paper Cellar glitter strip across the bottom and a sentiment from stash. I stamped the Rubber Stampede Santa collage with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail. All of this was then mounted on to gold mirror card before mounting on to the Kanban sentiment card.

I enjoyed making this card. I like the way that card from two different companies matched so well together.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Cardmakin mamas 70: rubber stamps
Sunday stamper 259: some like it hot - embossing powders
Moving along with the times: embossing
Stampin' for the weekend: monochrome
Get inky 5: good golly glitter
A and T 24: bling
Crafts and me 134: lots of layers
Collage obsession: open (Santa collage)
Fitztown 1: anything goes
Kaboodle 173: anything goes
Papercreators 9: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 21: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 21: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Inky linky 16
Make it Monday 142
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Sunday, 26 May 2013

90th birthday


I was asked to make a 90th birthday card - it didn't have to be made yet, but thought I'd get it done as I didn't want to have to make it as soon as we get back from Eastbourne in the middle of June.

I've based the card on Laura's sketch 80 on All kinds of cards (kartenallerlei):


The background was cut from the back of a ready designed card (I still have the front with an oval aperture - two cards out of one). Flowers are Martha Steward and Create and Craft. I used the marvellous squares nestie d-lite dies for the middle pieces, having printed the greeting. The circle was cut on my cricut (so long neglected I hardly remembered how to use it!) having embossed the silver mirror card using an Embossalicious A4 folder with a piece of lovely sparkly netting across the middle underneath. With the addition of the numerals and some rhinestone gems, the card was finished.

This is an A5 card. I had to take the photo from the side otherwise I'd get me reflected in the silver mirror!


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Glitter n sparkle 34: birthdays
Red carpet studio 38: birthday card
Allsorts 208: happy birthday
Bastel-traum: birthday
Alphabet: H for happy - use the word 'happy'
Hobby cutz 7: flowers
Everybody art 237: flowers
Creative Belli 170: flowers
MilkCoffee: load on the flowers
Get creative May: flowers
Rhedd & Rosies 7: blooming lovely
PanPastel 21: bling it
A and T 24: bling
Sparkles 44: monochromatic
Crafts and me 134: lots of layers
LEJ 54: die cuts and/or punches
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
Moving along with the times: embossing
Chocolate, coffee & cards 39: use a number
Papercreators 9: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 21: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 21: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Inky linky 16
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Owl always love you


While we were out yesterday, we popped into a little shop a couple of doors away from the restaurant - one of those lovely shops that sells cards and all sorts of gift items. I saw this lovely owl photo frame - the gems are much more pick and purple in real life and really sparkle.

I've taken  cropped part of the photo of John I took yesterday and digitally joined it to a cropped one of the photo of me - not done very well, but passable - it is now sitting on the shelf above me - the frame is a lovely present from John for anniversary and the photo will be a reminder of a lovely time yesterday.

It was only by chance that we went into the shop and I saw the frame - glad I did.

There isn't actually a line down John's face - reflection from the glass!


Santa express


For this simple card I've used die cuts from the 'Santa express' sheet from the Hunkydory vintage Christmas collection together with matching Hunkydory card.


This is for:

Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 21: travel
CAS on Sunday 9: make it masculine
Rudolph day
Penny's 128: circles
Creative creations 10: for a child

Saturday, 25 May 2013

CHNC challenge 126: show some white


For today's CHNC challenge 126 I'd like to see some white - a little or a lot.

Today is our Wedding Anniversary, so it made me think of 'white', hence the theme for this week. And it's a very special week at CHNC because today there are four new sponsors giving wonderful prizes - please go and have a look and, hopefully, join in.

 I have to confess that when I first got the piece of Hunkydory card out to use on this card I thought it was white with silver swirls, but it turned out that it was actually pale blue. However, there is still quite a bit of white on my card.

For the snowman I used one of my favourite Stampotique stamps by by Jo Capper-Sandon, with just a little colouring with a couple of copic pens.

The white and silver flowers are by Craftime. The white and silver ribbon, lace, tag and bells charm are from stash.

I actually made this card before I made my anniversary card for John - I used up the offcuts of the Hunkydory card to make the anniversary one and as it's an easel card it is quite similar to this one.



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Christmas stampin all year long 17: non-traditional Christmas colours
Jingle belles: ribbon
Crafty catz: a fancy fold or two
Cardmakin mamas 70: rubber stamps
My heart pieces: be sentimental
Everybody art 237: flowers
Creative Belli 170: flowers (the charm and lace have been neglected for a long time)
MilkCoffee: load on the flowers
Amusing challenged (stamped blessings): paper flowers
Deep ocean 52: ribbons and/or laces
Stampavie and more 194: ribbon or lace
Happy campers 16: use lace
The paper shelter 113: charming
AnMaCreatief 20: metal (charm)
Incy wincy: metal mania
Penny's 128: circles
Crimbo crackers 42: cute
Sandy's crafty creations: anything goes with a twist: stamped image, die cut, 3 flowers
Platypus creek 31: easel card
LEJ 54: die cuts and/or punches
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
ABC Christmas: J for jingle bells
Papercreators 9: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 21: anything goes
613 avenue create 20: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Inky linky 16
Make it Monday 141
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Friday, 24 May 2013

Anniversary card


This one isn't for our anniversary for tomorrow, but just an anniversary card for my stock.

I used an unknown piece of card for the background - embossed silver on grey, some Craftime flowers and the sentiment panel was rescued from an old card.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Going grey with Scrap-creations: graduation, wedding or anniversary
Crafty boots: celebrations
My heart pieces: be sentimental
Everybody art 237: flowers
Creative Belli 170: flowers
MilkCoffee: load on the flowers
Get creative May: flowers
Perfect sentiments 80: anything goes
613 avenue create 20: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Sister act 8: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 141
Inspire me Fridays 104
52 card pick-up 2.21

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Card for our anniversary


Our anniversary is on Saturday ... and with less than two days to go I thought I had better get on with making a card. To be honest, I nearly convinced myself that I could use one that I'd made already, perhaps adapt it a little. In the end, I decided to make a new card and I'm glad that I did.

Because of John's lack of vision, any card I make for him has to be 'plain' enough for him to get some idea of what it is like, but at the same time I like to make something 'special'. This year I thought I would keep away from the more traditional red.

As you'll see when I show it, this is quite similar to the card that I've made for my CHNC challenge that starts on Saturday. In fact, the light blue and silver Hunkydory card pieces are offcuts that were left over from making the Christmas card for CHNC. The edge of the base of the card was cut with a Martha Stewart punch. As you can see I used various die cut shapes and layered hearts as well as some Paper Cellar glitter strips. The Happy Anniversary and Husband were stamped with versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder.

I can safely show this before the event because John doesn't come on to the internet. In fact, I can even safely leave the card out on my surface and he wouldn't realise it's there!



This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 73
Going grey with Scrap-creations: graduation, wedding or anniversary
Crafty boots: celebrations
Stamps & fun = creativity 152: card for a man
Cardmakin mamas 69: punches
Use your stuff 85: tool time - ages since I used the MS punch
Hobby cutz 6: more than one fold
Cards for men 10: fancy folds
Platypus creek 31: easel card
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: shape up
LEJ 54: die cuts and/or punches
DRS 71: paper punches
Get inky 4: show us some die cuts
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
My heart pieces: be sentimental
Crafts and me 134: lots of layers
Card and scrap 55: layer upon layer
A and T 24: bling
Perfect sentiments 80: anything goes
613 avenue create 20: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Bearly mine 87: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Inky linky 16
Sister act 7: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 141
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Guest design slot for Fab 'n' Funky: ribbon and/or lace


This is my fourth week as a guest designer for Fab 'n' Funky and today's challenge 172 is to use ribbon and/or lace.

The lovely pitcher and basin pre-coloured digital image and digital papers were supplied by Doodle Pantry, one of the sponsors.

I used three of the Spellbinder's marvellous squares dies, using a piece of very pale pink pearl paper for the middle one. The ribbon is some that has been in my box for a long time (I haven't got a clue where it came from, but I think it may have been saved from something I received).


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Emma's cards 16: pink & blue
Deep ocean 52: ribbons and/or laces
Art impressions 110: show your bow
Gingerloft: happy birthday
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
Get inky 4: show us some die cuts
One stitch at a time 164: use a digi
Crafts and me 134: lots of layers
Card and scrap 55: layer upon layer
Bearly mine 87: anything goes
Perfect sentiments 80: anything goes
613 avenue create 20: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes
One stop craft 229: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 141
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Birthday snow queen


This week's theme for Facebook Sunday's with Santa is 'Christmas birthday'. I thought it was a good opportunity to use the gorgeous IndigoBlu 'Rebecca - snow queen' stamp inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder on to black card.

This has been simply mounted on to a 5 x 7 card that opens landscape, with just the addition of a birthday greeting. The card was white, so I went round the edges with spectrum noir CR10 to match the sentiment.


As ever, it's difficult to get a photo that really shows the embossing, but here is a close up of part of the image:


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Rhedd and Rosies 6: fantasy/mythical
Cute card Thursday 269: dancing queen
Addicted to CAS 13: birthday
Gingerloft: happy birthday
4 crafty chicks 142: birthday
Order of the opus gluei 157: black and/or cat
Sentimental Sunday 155: clean and simple
The rubber buggy 7: anything goes

Monday, 20 May 2013

Birthday sparklers


This is another effort making a background by gellli plate printing - this time I blotted out quite a few ares and used a piece of sequin waste lightly as a stencil, mixed red and blue for purple and got this print, to which I added some 'sparklers' using the Penny Black stamp, using a Sakura glaze pen on parts of them. The sentiment is a Creata textured rub on.


This is for:

Penny Black May: anything goes
ABC 29: stamped backgrounds
Daring cardmakers: stencil it!
CCEE 1320: let it all hang out or over (stamping over the edge)
Gingerloft: happy birthday
4 crafty chicks 142: birthday
Addicted to CAS 13: birthday
Sentimental Sunday 155: clean and simple
The rubber buggy 7: anything goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes

When Santa got stuck up the chimney ...


Week 18 (a couple of weeks ago) on Facebook Sunday's with Santa was 'humour'. So this made me think of the song 'When Santa got stuck up the chimney' and it was a good opportunity to use one of my fun Christmas stamps (one by Anita that I bought some years ago). I inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir CR10. I cut with a nestie die which I edged with spectrum noir DR3.

I followed the sketch for Merry Monday 63 (I was surprised to see that I was chosen as the top pic for last week's Merry Monday and will be their guest next week):


I printed the song and then added the banners using my Die-namics fishtail dies, writing Ho! Ho! Ho! by hand. The sparkly, shiny brads are by Teresa Collins.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crimbo crackers 41: kids (think any child would like this)
Lizzy's & Tamesis Christmas challenge 7: Santa comes

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Feature a creature


It was my turn to choose the theme for today's Christmas Card Club challenge, so I chose 'feature a creature' - any, big or small - insects, birds, animals ... anything that can be classed as a 'creature'.

This gave me an opportunity to use one of my favourite Christmas stamps by Inkadinkado, inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver embossing. The background card is some left over from a Kanban kit that I bought long ago, mounted on to a sparkly stardream blue card blank. I cute the reindeer out with a nestie. I used an Anna Griffin greeting stamp, once again inked with versamark and heat embossed, cutting this out with a Die-namic fishtail die (I am so glad that I bought this set - so useful). I added a piece of Paper Cellar silver glitter strip and some My Mind's Eye all is bright gems.

The card for the reindeer and the greeting was from my scraps box.

The card is based on the sketch given for this week's Merry Monday on Always playing with paper (although I did deviate a bit):


Colours are for Soartful May challenge: night skies - dark blue, white, silver etc


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 73
Sugar creek hollow 61: clean it out - reindeer and sentiment backing were scraps and the background card has been in my stash for years
CRAFT 207: Christmas
My time to craft 222: Christmas in May
Sparkles 44: monochromatic
Allsorts 207: true blue
Incy wincy: animal antics
Dream valley 57: animals
Robyn's fetish 160: four legged friends
Oldie but a goodie: inspired by a song (and the stamp is definitely older than six months!)
Get inky 4: show us some die cuts
Let's craft and create 70: die cuts
Desert island 54: I chose blue, bling and a critter
Di's digi designs: show us your bling
A & T 24: bling
Alphabet: G for glitter and gems
The rubber buggy 7: anthing goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Variation on a theme


Having made the previous card:


I looked into the bin and found another piece that I'd discarded from yesterday. As with the previous one, this is the back of an unsuccessful gelli plate print - the side that had been brayered with the spare paint that had accumulated from spreading paint on the gelli plate.

I've shown the previous card again because I'm entering the two cards into City crafter 159: one stamp two ways - two projects using the same stamp image.

I stamped around the edge, once more using parts of a lovely little stamp that has been with me for years on my crafting journey and the Penny Black 'sparklers' in the middle, all inked with Elzybells sugar candy ink.

I've added some ribbon that I didn't even realise I'd got, three brads and a Creata textured rub on sentiment.


This is for:

Craft room: stamp your own background/background paper
Penny Black May: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 52: May flowers
Paper playtime 10: buttons or brads
Bearly mine 86: lucky dip - I chose metal, ribbon and flowers
Crafty ribbons 45: no designer paper
AnMaCreatief 20: metal - brads
Pink by design: thank you
Perfect sentiments 79: spring thank you
Sparkles 44: monochromatic
Simon says: flower power
Inky linky 15
Fashionable stamping 47: anything goes
The rubber buggy 7: anthing goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

Waste not, want not ...


When I was playing with acrylic paints and my gelli plate yesterday, I did what I've seen Barbara Gray do on Create and Craft - having used a brayer to spread the paint on the gelli plate, Barbara uses it to roll over the paper that's put over the gelli to get the print. Before making the card that I showed here yesterday, I tried one or two others that I just wasn't happen with and just put aside.

A little while ago I was just about to put these into the paper bin when I looked at the side that had been rolled with the brayer and thought 'I'm not going to waste that - it will make a background'.

I then used the earliest stamp I ever bought - and I still love this because it's so handy and versatile - a little unknown one with a spray of tiny flowers. I stamped this randomly inked up with memento grape jelly and then inked up one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, 'sparklers'. I thought it looked a bit dull, so I got out my Elzybells sugar candy white inkpad and once again randomly stamped the small stamp, sometimes stamped twice to get a faded version. I then inked up the heads of the sparklers on the PB stamp and stamped vaguely over the first one, then stamping very lightly again inked with the memento grape jelly.

All I then needed to add were a couple of Creata textured rub ons.

As I used the same colours as yesterday's card, this is another one for Moving along with the times: colour:



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Craft room: stamp your own background/background paper
Cards und more 82: my first stamp
Penny Black May: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 52: May flowers

Sweet Christmas


This is a second card for today's CHNC challenge 125: festive food and drink, this time using some Christmas Cupcake digis kindly given by one of the other sponsors, Crafts 4 eternity. I couldn't decide which cupcake to use, so I decided to crop them digital and then put one behind the other, using the Santa, Snowman and Reindeer cupcakes, coloured with spectrum noir and mounted on to a snippet of mirror card, as was the sentiment.

The background paper is from the K & Co Christmas Santa paper pad and the candy cane strips were taken from the same paper, as it's double sides. The circular sweet was cut from one of the other papers from the pad.

Once again, this is also for Festive Friday 8: trigger challenge where this was given:




This is also for:

CRAFT 207: Christmas
My time to craft 222: Christmas in May
Jingle belles: merry & bright
Crimbo crackers 41: kids (I'm sure any child would like this)
Crafts4eternity R124: sweet tooth
Stempelsonne 89: from the bakery
PumpkinSpice 20: candy - anything that makes you think of sweetness
Inky linky 15
The rubber buggy 7: anthing goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes
The paper shelter 112: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

CHNC challenge 125: festive food and drink


Today's CHNC challenge 125 is all about festive food and drink.

For my first card I've used the lovely 'cakes and candy' digi kindly supplied by Inky Impressions, one of the sponsors. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to an offcut of mirror card, doing the same with the sentiment that was generated with my dymo letratag label maker. The background paper is from the K & Co Berry Sweet paper pad on to which I added a piece of fancy Papermania ribbon.


This is also for Festive Friday 8: trigger challenge where this was given:



This is also for:

CRAFT 207: Christmas
My time to craft 222: Christmas in May
Jingle belles: merry & bright
Crimbo crackers 41: kids (I'm sure any child would like this)
Crafts4eternity R124: sweet tooth
Stempelsonne 89: from the bakery
PumpkinSpice 20: candy - anything that makes you think of sweetness
Inky linky 15
One stop craft 229: anything goes
The rubber buggy 7: anthing goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes
Wags n whiskers 104: anything goes
The paper shelter 112: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

Friday, 17 May 2013

You can't have a rainbow ...


... without a little rain.

A simple one layer card using copics for the rainbow and to colour the Funstamps Puddle Duck image that was inked with memento tuxedo black.

I'm not really happy with this, but it was my second attempt and I didn't fancy trying again, so I thought I'd leave it at this.

All the colours of the rainbow inspired by the picture given for The cutie pie 44:


This is for:

Addicted to CAS 12: rainbow
The sweet pea stampers May: birds of a feather
Word art Wednesday 79: anything goes - with uplifting quote
Fashionable stamping 47: anything goes
Inky linky 15
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
The rubber buggy 7: anthing goes
Sister act 7: anythging goes
Wags n whiskers 104: anything goes
The paper shelter 112: anything goes
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

Sequin waste stencilling


I've been playing with the gelli plate again this afternoon - it's quite messy, but a good way of relaxing.

I based the colours on those given for Moving along with the times: colour:


I used some mint green card to start with. I didn't have any purple or pink acrylic paint, but mixed reds, blue and white in different shades. I used sequin waste as a stencil. The ric rac and rib bons are Papermania.The Tim Holtz stampers anonymous stamp was inked with memento grape jelly (sorry, this doesn't show up very well here). The sentiment was originally white so I used a couple of copics to colour to match.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Daring cardmakers: stencil it!
Craft room: stamp your own background/background paper
Bizzy Becs May: purple and some bling
MilkCoffee: shabby chic/vintage

Doily rose


This simple card uses the front of a shaped card mounted on to a card blank, decorated with a golden doily on to which has been matted a rose picture from Hunkydory.


This is for:

Little red wagon 185: use a doily
Tuesday throwdown 147: smell the roses
Get creative May: flowers
Crafting when we can 44: lime green and pink
Charisma cardz 19: no digis allowed

Birthday rose


This is an unknown rose stamp on to a sparkly piece of card with Happy Birthday repeated, plus a Creata textured rub on sentiment. This was matted on to an offcut of green card and then on to a white card blank that has a hint of gold in it - sorry, it doesn't show up here well enough.


This is for:

Tuesday throwdown 147: smell the roses
Get creative May: flowers
Rogue redhead rebel 23: May flowers

Country scene


This is a scene built up with invertage layers  - six layers - which are difficult to see on the photo:


This is for:

Cupcake craft 242: lots of layers
Woodware UK: cards for men
Little blue button 3: scene
Oozak 14: anything goes with earthtones

Golden wedding


A golden wedding card, using an offcut of unknown white and black paper that I tore at the edge, on to a sparkly white card blank, with the addition of the numerals, the gold and black sentiment, the corrugated heart and a Craftime flower.


This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 72
Lexi 90: black and white plus one other colour
Dare to be sassy Thursday 177: black and white and a pop of one colour
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: black & white + 1
Chocolate, coffee & cards 39: use a number
Charisma cardz 19: no digis allowed
ABC 28: wedding & anniversary
Polka doodles 19: anniversaries
Crafty boots: celebration
CASology 44: bloom

Birthday balloon


This simple card uses a Dottie image from Charmed cards and crafts, matted on to deep pink mirror card and then on to a light green 7 x 5 card. The sentiment was computer generated and printed with the image.

Use of a balloon inspired by The cutie pie 44 photo:



This is for:

Crafty creations 222: KISS
4 crafty chicks 142: birthday
Craft your passion 162: child's play
Creative creations 10: for a child
Crafts and me 133: use a digi
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140

Birthday blessings


A simple card made with an upcycled card on to a dark green card blank, on to which I stuck the Birthday Blessings sentiment cut on the cricut. Sorry about the glare on the photo.


This is for:

Crafty creations 222: KISS
4 crafty chicks 142: birthday
Allways something creative 54: we want to see plants (flowers)
Simon says: flower power
Three scrappy gals May: flowers
Get creative May: flowers
Order of the opus gluei 156: bouquet for you
DL.ART thankful Thursday 109: flowers
PumpkinSpice: flowers
Corrosive 174: my sentiments exactly
Word art Wednesday 79: anything goes - with uplifting quote
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140
Inspire me Fridays 103
52 card pick-up 2.20

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Playing with paint and ink


Another card made with the background created with acrylic paints, masks, sequin waste, stamps and the gelli plate. I then stamped the Indigo Blu 'take the time' clock with script etc and the gears on to the background.


This is for:

Daring cardmakers: ink it up
Crafty ribbons 45: no designer paper
That craft place: makes for men
The pink elephant 199: masculine birthday
Woodware: cards for men
The house that stamps build DCC58: masculine cards
4 crafty chicks 142: birthday
Charisma cardz 19: no digis allowed
Nana Vic's May: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes

You're in my prayers


A simple card to send a message - dark brown card blank, shape taken from the front of a pre-shaped card,stamped with the Whipper Snapper calligraphy stamp inked with memento rich cocoa, with the addition of prima flowers and brads.


This is for:

Oozak 14: anything goes with earthtones
Crafty creations 222: KISS
Allways something creative 54: we want to see plants (flowers)
Simon says: flower power
Three scrappy gals May: flowers
Get creative May: flowers
Order of the opus gluei 156: bouquet for you
DL.ART thankful Thursday 109: flowers
My Sheri 110: flower power - 3D flowers
The sisterhood of crafters: April showers bring May flowers - use at least one flower
Love to create 65: flowers, flowers, so many pretty flowers
Use your stuff 84: focused on flowers
PumpkinSpice: flowers
One crazy stamper May: flowers
Corrosive 174: my sentiments exactly
Word art Wednesday 79: anything goes - with uplifting quote
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Scrappy frogs May: free choice challenge
Fussy & fancy 88: anything goes
DL.ART May linky party: anything goes
Make it Monday 140
Inspire me Fridays 102
52 card pick-up 2.19