Wednesday 31 October 2018

Happy Halloween

Good morning, this week's challenge at Fab 'n' Funky is up and running! The theme? guessed it...-'Halloween'!
I used a template I found online and  drew a pumpkin shape on orange cardstock, cut it into segments, inked the edges and fitted it all back together again onto my black card base and the black gingham ribbon, the cute little witch is from Polkadoodles.  I added a few pairs of goggly eyes, a die cut sentiment and doodled some stitches around the edge of the card with a white gel pen...a non-scary card for youngest granddaughter!
Hope you choose to play along this week...there's some fun and fabulous creations from the team to be seen here, dare you to take a look!
Thanks for stopping by ...and happy Halloween!

Challenges entered:
disdigidesigns creepy or cute

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Christmas sparkle!

Good afternoon, just popping in with a Christmas card to share, a Mo Manning fairy, coloured with copics, loads of Wink of Stella and tiny added gems. I followed the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Thanks for looking , hope your week is going well.

Challenges entered:
allsorts #491
Rudolph Day -October
cutiepie #128
Winter Wonderland - colour it

Saturday 27 October 2018

Colour challenge at Catch the Bug

This Saturday it's a colour challenge at Catch the Bug, and I love the gorgeous colours in the inspiration photo! I made a card featuring the fantastic Magical Tidbit Hat and lots of embossing, the sentiment is stamped (I added the 'h'!). The colours of my card are deeper than in the photo, I lightened it a bit to show the embossing! My granddaughters are obsessed with anything Harry Potter at the moment so I know this will go down well! 
As always there are some very generous prizes on offer for the lucky winners of this challenge so why not try your luck and play along! 
Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you enjoy the weekend! Don't forget the clocks go back tonight (UK) an extra hours sleep in the morning ...bliss!

Challenges entered:
cardz4galz. #83
creativeknockouts #269
throughthepurplehaze #149 (Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone)

we need glasses...

Good morning and happy weekend! Hope you've all got something lovely planned! I'm looking after my two eldest granddaughters tonight and we're planning a trip to 'Go Ape' on Sunday, weather permitting. Needless to say I'll be a spectator...I'm a bit too old now for swinging around on ropes....although it does look like fun...
My first card today is for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', our theme is 'humour'....well everything does seem funnier after a few glasses of wine!.Lots of stamping going on here...the image stamp, all the sentiments and the wine glasses. This was the card I made for my sister's birthday...she loved it! Please take a peek at what the Sweeties have made this week...then it's your turn to make us smile, just click here to visit the challenge blog.
Thanks for visiting, I'll be back in a bit...

Challenges entered:
creativefingers #153
qkrstampede #319
audsentiments #215
thesisterhoodofcrafters. humour

Friday 26 October 2018

Guest Designer at Crafty Catz

Good morning, the weekend is almost here and it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. This week the fabulous sponsor is none other than Bugaboo
so I'm well within my comfort zone there!
As always the challenge is 'anything goes' but there is an optional twist of Halloween for those who prefer a theme! This week it's hosted by our lovely Jac.
The DT were given some great images to play with, I chose to make a side step .
 card featuring Halloween Poem and added some Bugaboo images I already had, Witchy Girl and 2 black cats, cut from Happy Halloween Cat silhouette. Images coloured with copics and a few die cut bats added.
Please hop over and see what the Crafty Catz girls have created for you this week, promise you won't be disappointed, then why not join the fun by adding your own fabulous creation ?

Also check out the Design Team Call, you can take it from me ...this is one fabulous team to be a part of!

Thanks for stopping by

Challenges entered:
craftygalscorner  #177
thepapershelter #359
doubletrouble #12
thepapergirlsl #162
dragonflyjourneys #128

Thursday 25 October 2018

Oldie but A Goodie at Catch the Bug

Thursday is the day we like to showcase some of the older digis available at Bugaboo Stamps, so here's a card I made for my best friend's grandson..featuring some of the images from the Dog Blocks mini set, he loves dogs and photography, whenever he's home from uni he pops round to visit our dog us...and takes loads of photos of Matilda, who's very happy to pose for him!
There's something for every occasion at Bugaboo, why not hop over and have a browse?  While you're there you might like to check out this weeks offers and the Halloween Sale too!
There's more inspiration using some of these super digis over at Catch the Bug.

Matilda...who loves to pose!
Challenges entered:

Friday 19 October 2018

Make it Square at Crafty Catz

Good morning, time for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, as always 'anything goes',  the optional twist is to 'make it square'. We have a lovely sponsor this week- Scrap N' Dipity
The DT were given some sweet images to play with, for my GDT card I used the cute Bernard Bear- he's coloured with a mixture of copics and pencils.
There's loads of beautiful makes from the DT here
We'd love you to play along this week...just click here to add your entry!
Thanks for visiting
Have a great weekend

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Purrfect birthday

It's 'Humour Me Wednesday'  at Catch the card is to celebrate 'Global Cat Day' which falls on 16th you all knew that already, eh?!  Couldn't resist this Goofy Polka dot cat. I've coloured with copics, freebie papers and sentiment stamps from a magazine and a couple of strips of ribbon, quick and simple! I followed the sketch fromCheerful Sketches Challenge.

There are loads more of these goofy cat images available at Bugaboo Stamps...also don't miss out on the Halloween Sale...hop over and take a look!

Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
thepapershelter. #358
showusyourpussycats #35
shoppingourstash #376
intaas #44

Ribbon or Lace at Fab 'n' Funky

Good morning, this week's challenge at Fab 'N' Funky is to embellish your project with ribbon or lace...absolutely loads of scope for everyone! 
I made a girlie card for today, a Saturated Canary image, stamped onto Kraft and coloured with pencils for a change! Bit out of my comfort zone as my lovely polychromos have been languishing neglected for ages!. Papers from a cheapie pad I bought in the Works, very pretty but quite thin...had to be careful as I distressed them:) -  flowers tied with a scrap of ribbon.
Please hop over to Fab'n'Funky to see what my lovely teamies have been up to this week.
I'll be back later today...
Challenges entered:

crafterscafe #206
dreamvalley #188
incywincy birthday
mytimetocraft  #381

Monday 15 October 2018

Believe in your dreams...

I'm so excited to be writing this post today, a while ago I was invited to be a guest designer for Aurora Wings...of course I accepted...I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to design something with Mitzi's beautiful images and to work alongside the amazing AW DT.
The theme this month is 'Once Upon a Dream or Nightmare' and I gave this a lot of thought, leaning towards a darker themed card, but somehow this little wall hanging is what happened!.
I painted an MDF heart with gesso, then used Distress inks in shades of deep blue to colour the background, adding Nuvo Glimmer paste through a stencil. The wording is hand written with a white gel pen. I coloured the beautiful Stars image using copics and glitter gel pens, then fussy cut it, adhered it in place. I added crushed glass glitter round the edges and a few die cut stars.
The hanging stars are die cut and attached with beaded wires.
I hope you like my project, I had a lot of fun making it.
Thank you Mitzi and the team for inviting me to join you this month.
To be inspired by  the DT's amazing projects and for details of how to play along, please click here to be transported to Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.
Thank you for visiting, hope you have a lovely day.

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp- Starry night
avenue613  #214
ainkymess # 24
mixitup #18

Saturday 13 October 2018

Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet!

Good morning and happy weekend! 
Our challenge theme this week at Sweet Stampin' is 'Halloween'.
I was so happy to be able to use my latest acquisition from Mo Manning, Esmarelda, isn't she gorgeous? I love her expression!!!  I made an easel card with an archway cut out of an embossed brick wall, coloured Esmarelda with copics and placed her inside the arch allowing her  (whiffy) feet, and the broom to spill over the edge. I added some die cut cobwebs and bats and a couple stamped pumpkins. The sentiment on the base of the card is die cut and stamped using tiny peg stamps that I've had for years, the orange cobweb is a freebie digital dp, it's gorgeous but don't know where it came from.

A closer look at Esmarelda's gorgeous face!
There's loads more to be seen over at Sweet Stampin'...and while you're there please check out the details of our DT Call...we're looking for some lovely people to join our happy team, it's a great team to be part of if you love a bit of stamping! 
Thanks for visiting today, hope you enjoy your weekend.

Challenges entered:
pattiescreations #151
audsentiments #214
addictedtostamps #313
Double D Pumpkins
watercooler #191
craftysentiments Halloween
digidoodle #10

Friday 12 October 2018

Best Witches from Bugaboo

It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo, and this week the free image is perfect for your Halloween makes, hop over to Catch the Bug now for details of how to grab your freebie!
Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenges entered:
cutecardthursday #551
sisterhoodofcrafters- cute spooks
Whoopsi daisy Oct Challenge

Wonderful Day

Good morning, Friday has arrived again along with a new challenge at Crafty Catz, the optional theme this week is 'Anything but Square' hosted by Helen and  sponsored by Time for Tea Designs.
Time for Tea
The DT were given some cute images to play with, I chose to use Fall Leaves, coloured the image with copics and made a twisted easel card, didn't realise how easy to make this design is...thought it would be a lot more complicated! 
There's plenty to see over at the challenge blog, lots of beautiful cards from the talented DT, so why not hop over and take a peek, hope you're inspired to join us this week.


Challenges entered:

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' October Challenge

Good morning, time for our October Challenge at CASS....only 2 more challenges to go after this one...that's scary!!!
I've been playing with the Distress Oxides again to create the background for this moonlit scene. The stamps are from a set by Sweet Dixie called Christmas Winter Scene. I stamped and masked to create the forest scene using Versafine Clair pigment ink. The 'snow' is Decoart Snowtex, lovely texture. I used a white pencil to add a bit of 'snow' to the trees, and a white gel pen to highlight the deer's antlers and to add a few stars. 
Apologies for the photo, the frame is white not a dingy beige! Tried to take another but light no better.
Do hop over and take a peek at the DT's makes this month, if you haven't started your Christmas makes yet their lovely cards will be sure to inspire you! We'd love to be inspired by your creativity too so why not play along this month...anything goes as long it's Christmas related!
Thanks for visiting.

Challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #313
hollyandivy #38
merrychristmas Sept/Oct
crafterscastle. #10
winter wonderland atg

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Puppy Pile

Good morning, it's new Release Day at Bugaboo Stamps and who could resist this gorgeous pile of puppies! Certainly not me! I coloured the image with Copics, die cut with a stitched rectangle die and matted onto dp from my stash. I added a little  die cut tag with a stamped greeting and a die cut butterfly coloured to match the one in the image. Hop over to Catch the Bug for more inspiration using this cute image.
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day.

Challenges entered:
alwayshappybirthday Oct
alwaysfun #79
mmmchallenge #81
intaas #43
craftyfriends #94
cutecardthursday. #550

Saturday 6 October 2018

October Challenge at Crafty Calendar

Good morning, it's the first Saturday of the month...time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar. This month our theme is 'Autumn' and our sponsor is Lemon Shortbread with a lovely prize for the lucky winner.

The DT were given some lovely images to play with, I used the sweet Hedgehog Leaves. Once again I used my trust copics to colour, I fussy cut the image and placed it inside a die cut wreath. The dp is from my stash, not sure of the make but I love it, sadly only a little of this left now!
To see the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT please click here. Hope to have you play along this month.
Thanks for stopping by
enjoy your weekend

Challenges entered:
allsorts #488
alphabet # n for nature
animalfriends #67
lemonshortbread #77
kreativeinkauf #67

Friday 5 October 2018

Guest Designer for Crafty Catz

Good morning, I'm delighted to be a Guest Designer for Crafty Catz, it's a fabulous challenge blog with such a lovely talented DT, they're a friendly bunch too! The challenges are 'Anything Goes' but have an optional twist each week to keep it interesting! This week the  host is Dianne, the sponsor is Crafty Ribbons

crafty ribbons
 and the optional theme is 'Make a tag. 
I made a tag with hidden pockets to hold the cute bunny and the extra tiny tags. All the tags are die cut the large one cut 3 times from the same DP to layer up and create the pockets. The bunny is a previously unused rubber stamp I've had for ages, coloured with copics and fussy cut.

The tag is to decorate my granddaughter's birthday pressie, she loves bunnies!
Thank you for visiting hope you choose to play along with the Crafty Catz this week, there's loads of fabulous inspiration from the DT so why not hop over now and take a peek.
Happy Weekend

Challenges entered:

4craftychicks #423 (The bunny stamp!)
littlemissmuffet #199
craftycreations #375
cutecardthursday #550
2craftycrittercrazies #19
craftyanimals #19
craftaholicsrus (Sept)

Thursday 4 October 2018

Siren Song

This month's challenge theme at Aurora Wings is 'Inspired by Music'. The inspiration for my card is
Siren Song (Bat for Lashes). I used the beautiful Siren image, coloured with copics and  glitter gel pens. I wanted the scene to have an eerie atmosphere in keeping with the story, the music and the image. After all a siren is no Disney mermaid! Luring sailors to a watery grave isn't very pleasant behaviour.
I kept my design simple to keep focus on this gorgeous image, there is a fair amount of texture though from the embossed vellum, liquid pearls, ribbon and the fibre-y stuff I've matted it onto.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Challenges entered:
sheepski #19

Wednesday 3 October 2018

A little monster...

Good morning, hope everyone's week is going well so far. Mine would be better if the boiler wasn't playing up...I can cope without the heating as it's not too cold yet, but no hot water is a nightmare! Apparently the new fan that we had replaced a couple of months ago is faulty, so we're waiting for a new on to arrive, such fun!!!
Anyway I'll stop whingeing now, people have much worse things to put up with
My card today is my DT card for this week's challenge at Fab 'n ' Funky, this week we have a colour theme for you, orange, black and green. I made a CAS card featuring this little monster from Dilly Beans Stamps,isn't he cute?! Printed him out and coloured with copics. Sentiment is stamped. The DP I've matted onto is  a digital paper from Bugaboo, available here.
Hope you choose to play along with us this week, just click here to hop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and to add your own fabulous creation!
Thanks for visiting
Have a good day

Challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #312
unicorn #37
fabrikafantasy #25
cardsinenvy spooky
colouringinscrapland #18
dragonflyjourneys #128
snarkystampers #119