Saturday, 19 May 2018

Two of a Kind!

My neighbour's twins are about to have their first birthday, so I decided to make them a card each, the same but different!

I used the colours from the current Colour Throwdown challenge. All the stamps and dies are SU apart from the names, which I stamped very carefully using a Concord and 9th alphabet. The strings were handdrawn to connect to the names. I'm also having a trip to the Playground as my balloons and numbers were all snippets, and it's been far too long since I played there.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Hint of Summer

I'm late, I'm late! It's time for the new challenge at Make My Monday and I'm running very late! Had a problem with the laptop and can't do the posts on the Ipad, but I'm here now!
This fortnight the challenge is "Hint of Summer" and I think the weather has taken the hint as it's a beautiful day here, sunshine, blue sky and a gentle breeze.
On to my card and I've used some more of the stash I re-discovered when moving everything. This time it's some papers and toppers that were another magazine freebie and I think are made by Hunkydory. A peel off dragonfly from even longer ago added the final touch.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

In the Pink!

It's time for a new challenge at Cardz for Galz and we are going to be All Dressed Up!  I was sorting through the rather large pile of magazines at the side of my desk and one of them grom Debbi Moore had the perfect set of images and papers for the challenge.

The dress and shopping bags are decoupaged although my photography skills are not showing it! I  took a square card and folded the front back and covered it with paper from the same magazine,  before adding my image panel. The sentiment is a sticker that must have been a freebie at some time - possibly from Docrafts.

Dont forget to check out all the other inspiration at the challenge blog.

I'm also entering this into the Allsorts Challenge which is Fancy Folds.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Men's Hobbies.

Welcome to my blog! What lovely weather we had this Bank Holiday weekend, it makes such a change from the usual wet weather on such occasions! On to my card for the new challenge at Cardz for Guyz which is Men's Hobbies. I wanted to steer away from the usual football and sporting ideas, and a rummage through some very old bits and pieces revealed some card toppers, which had been long forgotten.Now initially the little square pictures were all together in a square sheet which I thought I could use as it was. Not to be as they were not lined up, just slightly, but really showed up when I laid it on a square mat.

So I cut them all out and re-aligned them on white card. Then matted onto green, then onto  black mirri card. Hope to see you joining in and check out all the inspiration from the rest of the DT.


Friday, 4 May 2018

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Hello again - time for the new challenge at Happy Little Stampers, as always it's Anything Goes but with an optional twist of Stars this month.
Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.
I used a SU set of stamps and dies which have only recently been unwrapped and inked. I stamped the pretty swirl twice, once in silver and once in Coastal Cabana. Then diecut a star from the middle of the card. I overstamped the diecut with the star and stuck it to the inside of the card. It looks really pretty in real life but has been a nightmare to photo!

Hope to see you joining in with us, and do check out all the rest of the team's makes.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge

 I'm trying to type this post up in between repairing some of hubby's military miniatures (toy soldiers to the uninitiated!) I need to find something better than Araldite! Anyway this one is now laying face down and hopefully his flag will stick. So on to more interesting things like the new challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!
And here's my card:


I have used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp  monthly kit which has been sitting unused for some time, and coloured it with my Zig Clean Color pens and a waterbrush. The sentiment is from HLS Dandelion Wishes.

There's lots more inspiration on the challenge blog from my talented teammates.

Make My Monday - Embossing

Welcome to a new challenge at Make My Monday and this time we would like to see embossing on your makes, either dry or heat. I'm not really very happy with this but didn't have time to start again.

I put some Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides onto my craft sheet, misted with water then smooshed the card across to make the background, and the sentiment panel. I heat embossed the buterflies and sentiment with gold embossing powder then coloured in the butterflies with the same colour distress markers. But they looked much too sugary so went over the pink with Fired Brick, then mounted everything onto some pale pink card. Lots of inspiration on the challenge blog so why not hop over and have a look and join in.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

April Showers!

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Cardz for Galz where the theme is April Showers.
I have used some free stamps, die and stencil from Papercraft Essentials. in real life the colours are a lot brighter. I need to have a play with the settings on my camera as my photos are all coming out a bit wishy washy.
I stamped the frog with Memento Northern Pines and colored him with Copics. I die cut the puddle from white card then coloured it, finally adding some Glossy Accents once I'd put the card together. I've scheduled this post as I'm not sure how I'll be feeling on Thursday after some dental surgery on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rudolph Day - April

Well I've finally managed to join in with Rudolph day after a couple of month's absence.We're still in the process of finding homes for everything after the extension. Who knew it would be so hard and take so long! However I've had a couple of days of enforced rest, after having two broken teeth roots extracted. The advice leafllet following the surgery said no lifting, bending,sport or exercise for at least 48 hours!  That had to compensate for the very sore jaw! So I've used the time to make a card.


I used a SU set of dies and stamps I bought last winter and hadn't even unwrapped. The sentiment is from one of the new release stamps at Happy Little Stampers. I'm also entering this into:

Crafting By Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

World Book Day

It is my turn to choose the theme for Cardz for Guyz and I chose World Book Day. According to Mr Google it is on April 23rd except for the UK where we seem to do our own thing and have it in March!
I used a set of stamps from Simon says Stamp that were part of a kit a few years ago, They are quite fun to use, but thank goodness for the Misti, and I still managed to get my pile of books floating instead of sitting on the shelf!

Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have made!

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