Friday 27 July 2018

Baby it's cold out -Day 7

It's Freebie Friday and it's the final day of our Christmas in July event at Catch the Bug, and we're finishing with a great challenge for's a photo challenge, we'd like you to use the above photo for inspiration AND this week's Freebie digi! The details of how to grab your free image are on the Challenge Blog.
Here's what I made ....
...and you can see what my teamies made by clicking here.

Now it's your turn!

Hope you've had fun playing along this week.

Challenges entered:
HIMCR #362
sendasmile4kids Christmas

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Christmas sparkle!

Good morning, it's another Christmas make from me, this time for our new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and is hosted by our lovely Neva. The theme, you've guessed it!, is 'Christmas' (no surprise there then!)
I used a gorgeous stamp from Kraftin Kimmie coloured with copics, loads of glitter added to her garland and the pine cones. The sentiment stamp is part of the same set. I kept the design very simple, layering the die cut frame onto glitter card.
Thanks for taking the time to look, hope you'll find time during the next fortnight to play along...please click here to pop over to Fab 'n' Funky to see what the DT have created to inspire you this time.
Have a great day

Challenges entered:
papercraft #16
christmaswiththecuties #18
simonsaysstamp -Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy
52 CCT

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Baby it's cold out...Day 4

Good morning, day 4 of our Christmas in July challenges at Catch the Bug and we have a bingo theme for you. My card features a cute snowman and sentiment from the new release set.
I used the top line of the chart...texture/die cut/sparkle.

I coloured the snowman with copics, then lavishly added Nuvo Glitter drops to his hat, it's very sparkly IRL! He's layered onto the glittery die cut snowflake and a white cardstock square which is embossed with a 'falling snow' EF, can't remember the make! 

Thanks for visiting today, hope you're finding the time to play along with us this week!

Challenges entered:
sweetstampers #22
merrychristmas 15/7-14/8
christmaswiththecuties #18
doubletrouble #5
heart2heart Christmas in July

Monday 23 July 2018

Baby it's cold out Day 3

Good morning, it's Day 3 of our Christmas in July celebrations at Catch the Bug. For today's challenge I made a simple gift card wallet featuring Snowflake Reindeer silhouette

This simple wallet is held closed with a band of embossed silver card. I adhered a silver sparkly ribbon to the band and topped it with the beautiful reindeer which I had printed onto the same silver cardstock and fussy cut. I added a few small gems to the snowflakes for a bit of festive sparkle. 
For more inspiration, details of how to play along and the fantastic prizes on offer please visit Catch the Bug Challenges.

Don't forget that there's a fantastic sale on at Bugaboo 
Thanks for visiting!
Challenges entered:

Winter Wonderland Christmas gifts
ikesworld  #110

Sunday 22 July 2018

Baby it's cold out -Day 2

Good morning, it's Day 2 of our Christmas in July week at Catch the Bug, today we have a fabulous sketch for you, use the sketch and your fave Bugaboo image to play along.
Here's my card featuring the super-cute Christmas Bear.
Hope you're finding the time to play along! 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day.
Challenges entered:
disdigidesigns Christmas in July
brownsugar #280
audsentiments #208
craftygalscorner #170
modsquad Christmas in July

Saturday 21 July 2018

Baby, it's cold outside...Christmas in July at Bugaboo

It's Christmas in July at Bugaboo! A whole week of fun challenges and loads of prizes to be won at Catch the Bug're not going to want to miss this!
We're kicking off today with a fun theme challenge for you...create a project using the theme' Baby it's cold outside'
Here's my card featuring one of the snowmen from Goofy snowmen Set.
For full details of how to play along prizes to be won  and to see LOADS of inspiration from the DT please hop over to Catch the Bug
Have a fabulous weekend

Challenges entered:
CHNCC #395
audsentiments #208
C.R.A.F.T #477

Chin- chin!

Good morning, welcome to the weekend! My first card today is my DT make for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. The theme is distressing/texture. I had fun playing with a brilliant set of stamps from Hobby Art, I LOVE this set! 
I stamped the main image twice, colouring one with copics. I cut the hat from the second image, shaped it with a ball tool and adhered on top of the first image using pinflair glue to add dimension, doesn't show too well in the photo but looks good IRL!. I stamped the moustache, glass and bottle a few times, coloured them and cut them out along with the 'chin chin' banner. The pocket watch is a die cut. The background dp is distressed and inked around the edges.
For more inspiration from my teamies and to join in with this weeks challenge, please go over to Sweet Stampin' Challenges, we'd love to have you join us this week.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Party animal!

Good morning, it's my turn to host the challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week , which means I get to choose the theme, this time it was an easy choice as we're lucky enough to be sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi....I picked 'Make it funny'
I chose to use Happy Hour Horace I think he's brilliant , such a little ray of sunshine :), and I knew straight away what I was going to make...and believe me, that does not happen very cards usually end up very different from the idea I had to start with! I kept the design very simple, using DP for the 'wallpaper' and table. Horace was coloured with copics, fussy cut (lovely and easy to cut out :) and popped up on foam pads. The sentiments were stamped and heat embossed. 
It would be great to have you play along at Fab 'n' Funky this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges entered:
watercooler #179
craftyfriends #88
snarkystampers  #114
qkrstampede. #304
artimpressions #236

Tuesday 17 July 2018

New release day at Catch the Bug

Good morning, Bugaboo's new release digi, Beach Ruby,  is available now in the online store
Here she is enjoying a hot sunny day at the seaside. I coloured her with copics and fussy cut. She didn't want to take her heels off, so couldn't walk on the beach so I gave her a pier to walk on....
For more inspiration featuring this fun new digi hop on over to Catch the Bug Challenges to see what my lovely teamies have created.
Thanks for visiting
Have a great week

Challenges entered:
dragonflyjourneys. #122
creativeknockouts #254

Friday 13 July 2018

Wonderful Day

Good morning, another week has flown's Friday again...and it's the 13th! Hope you're not superstitious! Anyway, can't be all bad today because it's time for another lovely freebie at Catch the Bug, and this week's image is a real sweetie, just hop over to the challenge blog for details of how to grab your free image. Thanks for visiting, hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:
cardz4galz #75
cutecardthursday #538
craftingbydesigns atg

Wednesday 11 July 2018

July Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hi, another quick make today! This one is for our July Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.
I really struggled to get a decent photo of this card but this is the best I could do, it was so bright and sunny outside that it bleached the colour out, and indoors was too dark... the colours are much deeper IRL. I do love the little Tomte though, so I stamped him again inside.

Do you realise that there are only 5 more CaSS challenges to go before the big day!? 
Scary thought!
 Thanks for visiting today.


Challenges entered:
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
crafterscastle  #7
HIMCR #360

Let's see some gingham at Fab N Funky Challenges

Good morning, it's time for our new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, this week our lovely Pat has picked a great theme for you...she would like to see some gingham on your project. I wasn't going to join in this week (as it's Wimbledon :) but I couldn't resist this lovely theme. I made a very quick card, the layout is simple and I'd already coloured the beautiful Hannah Lynn digi! I haven't added a sentiment as I like to keep some cards for 'any occasion'.
The Fab 'n' Funky girls have made some beautiful cards this week...gingham is obviously popular with us :), hope you like it too, we'd love to have you play along!
Have a great day.

Challenges entered:
thepapergirls #155
crafting-with-friends  #71
craftingfromtheheart #214

Sunday 8 July 2018

Once upon a time...

...several years ago, before I really started card-making I dabbled a bit with altered art, my particular interest was altered books. I acquired an old board book that had recessed pages and started to create a book of fairy tale pages. I painted the outside with several coats of gold acrylic and used a stamp to emboss swirls into the paint and  hand lettered the title...
...then, grandchildren, family commitments etc got in the way and I forgot about it. When I saw the theme for this month's challenge at Aurora Wings it immediately sprang to mind and I dug it out again. I used some stamps and embossing powder to further decorate the outside.
After sanding and coating with gesso the inside looked like this....

I used distress inks and stencils to colour the background, stamping and heat embossing the roses around the frame .
I chose a beautiful AW image, Peace Rose, which I printed twice, flipping the image for the second copy. Colouring medium for this is copics. These were fussy cut and added to the page .

To create the title page I distressed a piece of white cardstock,  hand lettered the words and used the stamp and embossing powders again. 
So here it is, the first page in my 'new' book, illustrating the lovely fairy story about the two sisters, Snow White and Rose Red.

Thanks for visiting, hope you are enjoying what remains of the weekend
Challenges entered:

Saturday 7 July 2018

Anything goes at Catch the Bug

First Saturday of the month, so it's time for our Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug. Here's my card featuring the gorgeous Clyde Birthday, please click here to visit the blog and check out the inspiration! Hope you choose to play along!
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the weekend.

Challenges entered:
alwayshappybirthday  July atg
cutitupchallenges #151
qkrstampede #303
craftysentiments bright colours

Totally girly at Crafty Calendar

Hi, back again with another DT make! This time it's for our new challenge at Crafty Calendar...we want to see your girly makes this month! We're lucky to be sponsored by the fabulous Pink Gem Designs, who generously allowed the DT to choose one of their sweet images each, so many lovely digis to choose from! I chose to use this sweet little poppet, Angelica, available here. Once again I coloured with copics! The DP is from a 6 inch pad called Secret Garden, not sure of the brand as the pad has fallen apart, the die cut flowers are MB, stamped tags LOTV. The pink daisy brad is v old...I bought a load of them back when Lakeland sold craft stuff. 
My teamies have created some fabulous cards for you to enjoy this month...and of course we'd love to see what you can come up with for this lovely click here to join us!
Challenges entered:
cardz4galz #75
pearlysparkles #30
fussyandfancy #215
4craftychicks  #410
cutecardthursday #537

It's Christmas in July... Sweet Stampin' this week. Ok, I know we're having a heatwave here right now, but maybe making Christmas cards will make you feel a little cooler! 
I used a sweet  Wild Rose Studio  stamp, which I've coloured with copics random DP from stash and a few die cuts, My Christmas card stash is slowly growing!
There's lots of fabulous creations to admire over on the Challenge blog, and of course we'd love to be inspired by your beautiful cards too!
Thanks for visiting.

I'll be back later...3 DT cards today!!!!

Challenges entered:
creativecraftcottage  #109
12monthsofchristmas #43
alohafriday #122
craftaholicsrus #27
lilredwagon #453

Friday 6 July 2018

Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug

Good morning, time for a freebie over at Catch the Bug, here's my card featuring this weeks lovely free digi, Dottie Beach...such a fabulous image this time! Just hop over to the Challenge Blog for details of how to grab yours!
To make my card, I coloured Dottie with that polka dot bikini...and fussy cut. Placed her on the embossed panel (free EF with a magazine) added my beach huts (free stamp from magazine), stamped sentiment and die cut whale tail (free...yet another magazine!). Thanks for visiting...nearly the weekend :))

Challenges entered:
craftycatz #424
papercraftcrew #297

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Buttons and Bows at Fab'n'Funky

Good morning, there's a brand new challenge starting today over at Fab'n ' Funky,We have a lovely  theme for you this week chosen by our very talented Judith, it's 'buttons and bows' and she wants to see both on your entries. It's a 'just for fun' week but the top 3 will get a beautiful badge for their blogs.
My card had to be a quick one this time...I'm glued to the TV over Wimbledon fortnight! 
I used a sweet image I coloured a while ago, the stamp is a very old clear stamp I unearthed whilst looking for something else, there's a whole set of these pretty girls but I found it difficult to get a good impression in the days before my trusty stamping it's easy peasy! 
I die cut a few circles and made a simple easel card...not forgetting the buttons and bows of course!
Hope you can tear yourself away from the tennis/football long enough to join in! There's loads of beautiful creations from my teamies to inspire you this week, just hop over here to feast your eyes.
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day...whatever you're doing!

Sunday 1 July 2018

Stella Says Sketch #612

Hi, it's time for a new Stella Says Sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug, this time you have 4 weeks to join's my card featuring Puppy Girl
Look at her lovely slim figure and those endless long legs...looks a bit like me...well, I DO have legs and hair...just not quite the same as hers!!! :)
Thanks for calling by, have a great week.

Challenges entered:
sendasmile4kids card for teens
craftycatz #423
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #85