Thursday, 1 October 2020

Guest Design For C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

Good morning, after a recent challenge win I was delighted to be invited to Guest Design for the C.R.A.F.T Challenge this month- thank you ladies.
This week the challenge theme is Shaped card/Anything Goes
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I made a card featuring Dimble the Ale Destroyer from Dr Digi.


Isn't he wonderful?!! I won this image a few weeks ago and have been itching to colour him up.
I made the card base by reversing the image and cropping it to just the mug, printing it onto brown cardstock and again onto white cardstock for the froth and metal bands- just added a handle, the die cut sentiment and of course the fussy cut Dimble himself. 
Thanks for visiting today- hope to see your entries over at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.

Challenge entries:

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Diamond Wedding Anniverary

 Good morning, this week's challenge at Fab 'n' Funky  hosted by our lovely Ginny, is to create something for a wedding or anniversary. I'm sharing the card I made for some dear friends of ours for their 60th Anniversary- it seemed appropriate to create a diamond fold card!
Thanks for stopping by

Challenge entries
alwaysfun #182

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

oops- another senior moment...


I've just remembered it's Tuesday and I made a card featuring Bugaboo's New Release image for this week, so I'm sharing it now...better late than never!

Isn't this little Halloween cat a cutie?? I made this card really quickly, colouring the image with copics and teaming it up with some lovely Doodlebug papers, the sentiment strips are cut from the papers too.

For more inspiration featuring this cute cat, hop over to Catch the Bug to view what my talented teamies have created. 

Thanks for visiting,

have a pleasant evening



Challenge entries:

showusyourpussycats #58

unicorn #58

sendasmile4kids #cute halloween or fall

Saturday, 26 September 2020

It's Autumn at Sweet Stampin'

 Good morning, at Sweet Stampin' this week our theme is 'Autumn', a favourite of mine as the autumn colours are so beautiful. I coloured up a sweet image from All Dressed Up and popped her inside a stamped frame - the leafy vine stamp is from Lavinia Stamps (one of my most used stamps ever!)I added a bunch of die cut leaves berries and an acorn, tied with twine. Tiny stamped tag is LOTV.

 Hope you're all keeping safe and well in these continuing uncertain times.

Have a good weekend



Challenge entries:

colourcrazy #38

allsorts #591

craftyfriends #145

craftygalscorner #211

alldressedup #109

worldwideopendesignteam #9

Friday, 25 September 2020

Crafty Catz #520- Colours of Autumn

 Wow! Where did that week go?? Once again it's time for our Crafty Catz Challenge, this week it's Jac's turn to host and her chosen theme is 'Colours of Autumn' - how lovely! Our sponsors for this week are 


My card features a gorgeous image courtesy of Sherry West Art- Girl with basket of apples, coloured with copic markers.
As always, my teamies have produced some beautiful cards using these sweet Sherry West images, please do hop over and take a look. It would be great to have you play along with us this week, so come on don't be shy- there's no need to follow the theme it's optional- so no excuses!
Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
craftysentiments. (22/9 Challenge)

Monday, 21 September 2020

Steampunk ATCs

 Good morning- and here's something completely different from me! I've never made ATCs before but wanted to play  along with the new challenge blog,  Steampunk Challenge.  I have to say I really enjoyed creating these tiny projects and I could get completely hooked, such a great way of trying out different techniques and using some of the tiny stamps that get a bit lost on a card. I do love Steampunk style too- the mixture of fantasy , time travel  and technology really appeals to my imagination. My base cards (carefully measured) were cut from a previously made experiment using brushos and texture paste. I added a bit of stencilling and stamping. 
This one is my favourite- I stamped and embossed the boot, added a little colour with a bronze metallic pen and fussy cut. I stamped and fussy cut a pair of wings which you can't actually see because I stuck the feathers on top, then added them to the base. The row of  metallic hearts are actually silver, look quite dark in the photo. 

For the second one I used another stamp from the same set,  stamped and embossed but left uncoloured this time. Tore the edges and sponged with distress ink. Added some cogs and a button and a tiny metal plaque that says 'why not?'The silver elements are the chain, safety pin and key charm.

These were such fun to make and I really enjoyed doing something that was, for me, a little bit different.

Thanks for stopping by



Entering these challenges:

.steampunkchallenge #1

sandee-and-amelie steampunk ch.  September Ch.

sweetstampers #48

welove2create. #9

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Jingle Bells

Good morning...errr afternoon! It's time for our September Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug, I made a Christmas card for this featuring the gorgeous Heels- Christmas Shoe image which I love- 


Using the diagonal line from the bingo grid -embossing, bugaboo image, ribbon, I made a shaped card base using white cardstock and a set of layering dies, used the same set to cut the red layer and the holly patterned DP. 

The image is coloured with copics and sparkle pens, diecut into a circle with just the toe peeking over, hen adhered to card base. I added a few tiny green gems to the image for more sparkle, a stamped and embossed sentiment , a bow and the tiny bells - a perfect Christmas card for my very glamorous younger (much!) sister.

There's more to see over at Catch the Bug, and as always, great images to win, so why not play along this week.

Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend



Challenge entries:

colourcrazy #37

jinglebelles gold (bells, embossing)

cardz4galz #130

stinkininkers x3 (bells)

hollyandivy #79

2sistersontheblog #42