Sunday 29 September 2019

Colour Challenge at Catch the Bug

This week at Catch the Bug we have a colour challenge for you, I think these colours look wonderful together! I used Funky Flower Blocks to make my card, 
I loved colouring this gorgeous relaxing, simply matted onto black cardstock added twine and a tiny stamped tag.

Hope you're enjoying a lovely Sunday, we're off in a bit take my SIL out for Sunday cooking- yay!!!

Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #38
qkrstampede #365
artydivas  #5
ttcrd. (23/9)

Saturday 28 September 2019


Hello and happy Saturday! This week's theme at Sweet Stampin' is 'distressed' - lovely theme with many interpretations ( love Susan's take on the theme- great thinking and obviously heartfelt!).
 It seems ages since I made this type of card, struggled a bit at first but once I got my head round it I really enjoyed it! The background is smooshed Distress oxides, stamped with a script stamp and a Lavinia vine leaf stamp (love this one!) I stamped the fairy, again Lavinia, Oona, with black Versafine ink then arranged the lace, flowers and die cut vine leaves around her.. I added a stamped sentiment and mounted the panel onto Mulberry paper with torn edges. I enjoyed making this and am happy with the result ( unusual for me!)
Please do check out this Challenge, there are some wonderful creations from the DT and we would really love to have more entries this week!
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Challenges entered:
creativefingers #171
pattiescreations #162
craftingwithanattitude #55
laviniaworld #10
papercraft #46
fairyandtheunicorn- Sept Challenge

Friday 27 September 2019

Autumn Leaves at Catch the Bug

Hi, back again with a card made with this week's Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug,  cute Autumn Brat Leaves is coloured with pencils (for a change!) papers from stash, a die cut fence, branch and leaves and stamped sentiment. Don't forget you can grab your free digi over at Bugaboo Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by today

Challenges entered;
craftygalscorner #199
lilredwagon #516
thepapershelter #399
pinspirational #248

Crafty Catz Challenge #476 -Anything Goes!

Good morning, this week's challenge at Crafty Catz is starting theme at all this week- anything goes! Our sponsor this time is Di's Digi Stamps

I made a birthday card using  this cute image, Cupcake Treat, coloured with copics, papers from stash, added a  daisy button and a stamped sentiment. 
Loads more ideas from the rest of the DT here :)
Thanks for visiting
Hope you have a great weekend

Challenges entered:

cutecardthursday #601
watercooler #240
alwaysfun #129
cutiepie #139
disdigidesigns 2 or more pattered papers
craftyfriends #119

Tuesday 24 September 2019

For you...

Tuesday is New Release Day at Catch the Bug, this week's new digi is a gorgeous floral image so I couldn't resist colouring it up and making it into a card...coloured with copics and a white gel pen.
For more ideas of ways to use this gorgeous image hop over to Catch the Bug to see what the team have made.
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:

Friday 20 September 2019

Crafty Catz #475 -optional theme- Thank you

Well, it's Friday it's Friday already I really don't know...but it is! I was going to do so much this last week but it just didn't happen, ah well will try harder next week...
The new challenge at Crafty Catz has the lovely optional theme of Thank You cards, chosen by our lovely Christine who is is hosting this week. Our fabulous sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps

I chose to use an image I already owned as I love it and hadn't had a chance to use it before, it's called Whimsy Flower and it's available HERE.
I coloured with copics and matted onto white card and spotted DP. Sentiment is stamped ...I added dots to the flower centre and button with a white gel pen.
As alway there are some lovely creations from the team so please hop over to Crafty Catz and take a look.
Thanks for visiting...enjoy the weekend

Challenges entered:

audsentiments #236
creativeknockouts. #316
DL Art Thankful Thursday #247
kraftychicks #473
southerngirls-tic tac toe (die cut, stamp, blue)
EllibellesCraftyWednesday sept. (bloom , blue, button , bow)
thepapershelter #398

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Hey Girl!

New Releases!

Tuesday is New Release Day at Catch the Bug!
Here's my card featuring today's new Digi- Frame it- Hey Girl
As usual I've coloured the image with copics, papers from stash, added a die cut flower with a brad and a few flower shaped sequins.
Thanks for stopping by today

Monday 16 September 2019

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -September Challenge

Good afternoon, this is the card I designed for our September Challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge- scary to think that there are only 3 more to go this year!.
Our theme this month is 'ornaments'...this is an optional theme for entrants, anything Christmas related is ok!
I used a sweet Mo Manning image, coloured with copics and added loads of glitter. The background is made up of embossed squares layered onto red glitter card. The ornament die cut is Memory Box, die cut from red card and pieced with glitter card (disappointed with the colour of the white baubles, they look too pink in the photo!). I used a piece of red twine to 'join' the elf to the die cut ornaments.

As always there's plenty to enjoy over at CaSS, my teamies have produced some fantastic creations this month, so do hop over and take a look. 
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
sparklesforum #104
CRAFT #527
Craft Rocket #63
crimbo-crackers #193

Sunday 15 September 2019

A card for Ruby

Good evening! I'm running late with my posts  this week, got back from holiday yesterday and was too tired to even look at the computer let alone make a post! There was a time when the 250 mile journey from Devon didn't phase me in the least but those days have gone...sadly! Feeling much better today after a good night's sleep in my own lovely bed!! Washing and ironing all done and we have food in the fridge again, so all good here!
Anyway, this is my card for this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme is 'for a child'.
This is for my granddaughter who will reach the wonderful age of 10 next month. Last year her card was pink with a fairy and a large kids change in a year! now her passion is football, her prized possessions her football strip, boots and shin pads!!! Still it's good healthy exercise!
I made a circular easel card. The large football is made from die cut hexagons, the image is a digi by Krista Leigh Smith (formerly Saturated Canary), coloured with copics and fussy cut.  The  sentiment and football are stamped. 
Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' to see what my lovely teamies have been  up to this week.
Thanks for visiting, have a good week.

craftysentiments die and or punch
TIOT Boys/Girls
Ellibelle September (BALL)
 dragonflydreams happy birthday
aperfecttimetocraft. - Sept Challenge
cccdigicreations #107
sheepski #30
Tales from the Craftroom #8

Friday 13 September 2019

Crafty Catz Challenge #474 - With Sympathy

Good morning, time for a new Challenge at Crafty Catz. This week it's Billie's turn to host, she's picked a great theme for us, 'Sympathy Cards' one I personally do find a challenge, but sadly these cards are often needed and I find it's always easier to make them at a time when you don't actually need one! as always the theme is optional.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Morgan's Artworld

and the prize for our lucky winner is

To make my card I coloured the beautiful August Poppy with my trusty copics, cut the image into quarters and rounded the opposite edges of each square with a corner rounder, inked around the edges and attached them to my tent fold card base. I added a stamped sentiment.
Thanks for visiting, don't forget to hop over to Crafty Catz to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team have created. Hope to see you there! Remember the theme is optional, so it's easy to play along.

lilredwagon #514
watercooler #238
morgansartworld. September Challenge
flowerchallenge #36

Saturday 7 September 2019

Anything Goes at Catch the Bug

Hi first Saturday of the month means time for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Catch the Bug, I made a quick and simple card featuring the cute Kidz Sitter 3. She's coloured with copics, fussy cut and popped up on foam on top of a die cut Happy Birthday. Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you have a fabulous weekend.
PS If you wish to see my earlier post today, please scroll down.

September Challenge at Crafty Calendar

Good morning and happy weekend. Our September challenge at Crafty Calendar begins today, our theme this month is 'Lots of Layers' sponsored by Oddball Art
Oddball Art Co

I used a sweet sponsor image and sentiment, Nixie the Mermaid image. I coloured the mermaid with copics and glitter pens, fussy cut then shaped her slightly with a ball tool for a little dimension. The papers are from my stash, the sentiment comes with the image.
Visit the Challenge Blog to see the rest of the team's lovely layered creations, hopefully you'll be inspired to play along and join in with your own layered lovelies!
 Thanks for visiting

thefairyandtheunicorn September Challenge
colourcrazy #35
oddball - September Challenge

Friday 6 September 2019

Hello, Crafty Catz are back!

Good morning, the  Crafty Catz are back after the summer break with a new challenge for you. As always, the theme is optional, this week it's ' Hi/ Welcome' chosen by our lovely boss lady,
 Aunty Sue.
Our sponsor for this week is the fabulous Bugaboo! Yay!!!
The team were given some great images to play with, I chose to use Computer Friends, the sentiment comes with the image. 
There's plenty more to enjoy from my well-rested teamies, so do hop over to Crafty Catz to enjoy their lovely creations. We'd love you to join us this week.
Thanks for visiting

Sunday 1 September 2019

Time for a sketch at Catch the Bug

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Good morning, it's time for a new sketch challenge at Catch the Bug.
Here's the sketch
and here's my card featuring the beautiful Silhouette Butterfly
I printed the butterfly twice at different angles onto a piece of white cardstock, coloured them with copics, masked with fluid, then flicked brushos ink in matching colours over the card, added the stamped sentiment. The centre butterfly is fussy cut and folded for dimension, mounted on the coloured circle and placed on top. 
Thanks for visiting.
Challenges entered;
justusgirls #503
creativefingers #169
MAWTT #105