Saturday, 24 October 2020

Halloween at Sweet Stampin' Challenges

 Good morning, this week's theme at Sweet Stampin' is Halloween, I don't have a lot of use for halloween cards but they are fun to make and there are some wonderful stamps and images to choose from- ranging from extremely scary to cute and fun. I took the opportunity to ink up a sweet little witch stamp (Bells 'n Whistles) that I've had for years and never used. coloured up with Copics, then masked off so I could sponge the background with Distress ink and stamp the swirly sentiment and stars (Lavinia). Stars are coloured over with a  clear sparkle pen,  the papers are Doodlebug. 

There are more spooky makes from the rest of my team over at Sweet Stampin'- and we'd love to see what you create for this fun theme so why not join us this week.

Thanks for stopping by, keep yourselves safe!



Challenge entries:

cck-digitalstamps - October

creatalicious #197

creativecraftcottage #134

digidoodle #32

sweetstampers #10

thepapershelter #446

twooldbats #1

Friday, 23 October 2020

Crafty Catz Challenge #524- optional twist 'Hats'

 Good morning, another week is drawing to a close- it's been a bit of a mixed week for me- on one hand my daughter and one of my granddaughters have both celebrated birthdays- Ruby's 11th and my daughter's ??? not going to say in case she ever reads this post! We are still allowed to see family (rule of 6!) at present so we were able to see both of them on their birthdays which was lovely. Sadly, on the other hand, we've been told that our beautiful Mathilda has a heart condition. She's 8 years old now which is getting on a bit for a Great Dane as they do not have a long life expectancy, but she's always been so fit and healthy that it's a bit of a shock to say the least. The vet has put her on medication and is monitoring her, she seems really well, a bit quieter than usual but otherwise perfectly happy- eating her head off and asking for walks so we're hoping it's not as serious as it sounds. She's definitely lapping up the extra attention and coddling and any little bits of chicken that might be coming her way.

Today's card is for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, our host for this is Aunty Sue and she picked the optional twist of 'hats'. 

We have a brand new sponsor this week

and we were given some gorgeous images to play with, I just love this little pony in his Christmas hat! He was so easy to colour too as the shading is done for you!

I created the card base by cutting a semi circle, scoring and folding to make it stand up. It does fold flat for posting, which is a bonus! The rest of it is pretty simple- DP, die cut trees and snowflake border and a few gems. 'Merry Christmas' sentiment die cut in red and white then layered together is on the front of the folded card.

My lovely teamies have made some stunning cards using fabulous sponsor images,
 just click here to take a look, hope you can find the time to play along too.
Thanks for stopping by
Challenge entries:

jinglebelles - not a creature was stirring..
MAWTT #123

Thursday, 22 October 2020

CRAFT #474 - Memories


Good morning, here's my last GDT make for CRAFT Challenges, I have enjoyed my time with the team and would like to thank the ladies for having me.
The theme this week is 'Memories'
sponsored by Bugaboo and The Cutting Cafe.

I used a fabulous Bugaboo image, Girls Happy Trio to create my card.

This image is a real favourite of mine, I've used it loads! Coloured with Copics, I've used paper from stash, a stamped sentiment and added a tiny camera charm. 
Thanks for visiting- don't forget to check out the CRAFT Challenge Blog would be great to see you play along this challenge runs for 2 weeks.

Challenge entries:

Saturday, 17 October 2020

October Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug

Good morning, it's time for October's Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug.
Here is the bingo board-
This is the card I made using the third column (vertical)

The cute elf, is available HERE, as usual I've used my Copic Markers to colour, the sentiment is a stamp and the added baubles are memory Box die cuts covered with Glossy Accents.
As always there are loads of fabulous digis to be won so why not play along this week, just click here to be transported to the challenge blog to add your entry!

Thanks for visiting today- hope you are all keeping well and staying safe...and sane!

Challenge entries:
thesisterhoodofcrafters lots of layers


Friday, 16 October 2020

Crafty Catz #523- Anything Goes

Good morning, time for a brand new challenge at Crafty Catz, this week the theme is simply 'Anything Goes- no added twist, chosen by Aunty Sue who is hosting this week.
Our sponsor is

Prize $10 Aud gift certificate

I made a joy fold card featuring the gorgeous Merle, kindly given to me by the sponsor. She's all coloured up with Copics and i gave her a few more fairy lights to get tangled up in!

Here's the inside of the card

 Well, there's absolutely no excuse not to play along this week, if you're stuck for ideas just hop on over to Crafty Catz to see the fabulous projects from the rest of the team.

Thanks for visiting,
have a good weekend

Challenge entries:

Thursday, 15 October 2020

CRAFT Challenge #573 - Anything Goes/ Christmas non traditional colours

 Good morning, I'm here with another GDT card for the CRAFT Challenge, the theme is ATG or Christmas, non- traditional colours. The sponsors this week are
I chose to use shades of brown gold and orange for my card- autumnal shades I guess! The cute image is called Reggie- Christmas Bells from the Colour of Love.
(Sorry, no link- I tried to find him in the store but soooo many images and no easy way to search- I was losing the will to live!)
I've used copics to colour, papers from stash, gold ribbon and some little wooden snowflakes, coloured with a brown inkpad and gold gems in the centres.
There's plenty more to see over at CRAFT Challenge blog so do hop over and see what the team have created to inspire you this week.
Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Keep it Simple at Fab'n' Funky Challenges

 Good morning, hope you're all keeping well and having a good week. It's time for this week's challenge at Fab'n'Funky- it's my turn to pick a theme  and I chose 'keep it simple'- it doesn't have to be a CAS card, anything with a simple design that was quick to make will be perfect.

I did make a card- it was quick and easy and it's just one layer, stamped directly onto the card blank- usually these are NOT quick or easy for me- something always goes wrong- but this time it worked. I inked up my large splat stamp with Distress Oxides, spritzed with water then laid the card blank on top and pressed down, a bit like using a Gelli plate. This meant that the inks didn't run off the stamp and drip everywhere (which is what has happened previously- maybe I'm a bit too generous with the spritzing :). I dried it with my heat gun then stamped the image and sentiment (Visible Image) on top using Versafine Clair ink. Finished. It took about 5 minutes start to finish. 

I was inspired by beautiful photos of my 2 eldest granddaughters taken on a beach, at sunrise, during the early part of the Lockdown. 

Thanks for visiting today



Challenge entries:

pathofpositivity #84


creativeknockouts #371

craftycreations #414

aperfecttimetocraft #10

do-allkreatives #46