Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Fab'n'Funky Challenges are back!

Good morning, I'm happy to tell you that Fab'n'Funky  Challenges are back after the Christmas break.
For our first challenge this year  the theme is 'thinking of you'. 
Maybe make a card or small gift for someone who is struggling at the moment, feeling lonely or just simply fed up-  many people have been isolated since the beginning of the pandemic, and it's even harder during these cold dark winter days- just to know that someone is thinking of you can make 
someone's day!
I made a couple of CAS cards, using some of my beautiful new Lavinia stamps. These are one layer cards and really quick to make. I inked up a 'splat' stamp with Distress Inks, spritzed lightly with water and laid my card blank on top of it, let dry then stamped on top- simples! I added a touch of glitter to the wing to finish.

 There is more inspiration from my lovely teamies over at Fab'n' Funky so do hop over to take a look, and of course we would love to have you join us this week.
Have a happy day

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Stella Says Sketch #902 at Catch the Bug


Good morning, it's time for a new Sketch Challenge at Catch the Bug

This is the sketch

I made this card-

- featuring Cupcake Tray

There's always more to see by visiting Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Fairy tag

 It's a gloomy wet, cold afternoon here in Kent, much as it's been for most of this week.  There was even some snow on the ground this morning but the rain soon put paid to that! I've spent a fair amount of time in my craft room- it's warm and dry in here and I have lots of gorgeous new Lavinia stamps and inks to play with, a birthday gift from my lovely husband! Here's a tag I made, inspired by the challenge over at Tag Tuesday- the current theme is Faery Gardens.

I die cut 2 matching tags from white cardstock, then cut an arch shaped aperture in one of them. I sponged them with  Lavinia  Elements Pine -these new ink pads are gorgeous- leaving a space on the tag without the aperture for my stamped and stencilled scene. I die cut a small round tag for the sentiment, sponged and stencilled it to match the main tags and tied them together with green string. I added some tiny die cut  flowers and leaves to finish.

I'm off now for some more inky play... those new stamps are calling! Thank you for visiting today, I hope you have a good weekend, take care and keep safe.



Challenges entered:


allsorts #607

creativefingers #199

laviniaworld #44

dragonflydreams January Challenge


Friday, 15 January 2021

11th Annual Bugaboo Birthday Bash- Day 7


Hello,  it's the seventh and final day of our Birthday Bash Challenges at Catch the Bug - and it's Freebie Friday!
Today we have a colour inspiration theme

I made a slimine card featuring this week's freebie- love this little fox- it's the expression on his face- just hop over to Catch the Bug for the link to grab yours.
 I coloured him with Copic markers, fussy cut and popped him up on a stencilled panel. The sentiment is stamped, I drew a speech bubble around it, cut it out and adhered to the panel.
I hope you've enjoyed our challenges this week- and if you haven't entered any yet you still have today to join in!
Thanks for visiting my blog today

Challenge entries:
happylittlestampers January Stencil

Crafty Catz Challenge #534 Optional Twist- Tie It Up

Good morning-well here we are another week closer to getting the vaccine- whoever would have thought a year ago that we would be in this position now ? We are so fortunate in  that vaccines were developed so quickly, at least we have the prospect of a return to some sort of normality if we can get through the next few months!

In the meantime I'm staying home as much as possible, food shop once a week- daily walk (sometimes to collect from the library :))  and that's it.

Thank goodness for books and crafting.

Anyway, it's Friday and a new challenge begins at Crafty Catz, it's my turn to host and I chose the theme of 'tie it up'- use ribbon, twine or something you can tie - as always the theme is optional.

our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is 

Doctor Digi

I used a fun sponsor image, Tangled Trotsky, which I've coloured with Copics, papers from stash, 3 buttons and a piece of string.
This image made laugh, thinking of our first Great Dane, Rosie. Her passion wacs chasing squirrels in the local woods. She would stand on her hind legs and gaze longingly up into the trees looking for where they had disappeared to- she never caught one but had so much fun trying! Happy Days.
As always there's loads of inspiration from my lovely teamies over at Crafty Catz , we would love to have you join us this week.
Thanks for stopping by

Challenge entries:
LTCCB- #54
avenue613. #1 January

Thursday, 14 January 2021

11th Annual Bugaboo Birthday Bash -day 6

Good morning, it's Day 6 of our Bugaboo Birthday Bash Challenges at Catch the Bug- we have a Photo Inspiration theme for you. 

Here's my card- inspired by the tree trunks and the deer

the image I used is last Friday' s freebie which is still available (if you're quick!) click here for the link to grab him.
Also used- a TH die cut, a tree EF (no idea of brand), dp and a stamped sentiment.
Only one more day to go- well done if you've managed to keep up with the challenges so far- there's still time to play along - you can join in at any time before the week finishes -enter as many or as few of the 7 challenges  as you wish.

Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
thesisterhoodofcrafters Diecuts/embossing


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

11th Annual Birthday Bash at Bugaboo- Day 4

 It's Day 4 of the Birthday Bash Challenges at Catch the Bug, today it's a Bingo Challenge and I have another card to share with you .

I used the first line down- ribbon die cut, sentiment.

The cute image is Birthday Hedgie 01
I've used Copic markers to colour, die cut the image and the layers behind him with stitched rectangle dies. The papers are from Doodlebug, the sentiments are stamped. The bunting is made from ribbon and twine.
I used this sketch from Cheerful Sketches
Thanks for visiting, check out Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for more inspiration and all the details of prizes and how to play along.- there's still time to enter!

Challenge entries:
CRAFT #582