Wednesday 30 October 2019

ho ho ho

Good morning, this week  at Fab'n' Funky  we have a Christmas-themed challenge for you...anything Christmas goes! I made 3 cards (that's a batch for me!) featuring my favourite Santa stamp from MFT, this jolly little guy always makes me smile! He's stamped onto white card, coloured with copics a few stamps added then matted onto red card and attached to card blank...Quick and easy, I might even make some more!
If you haven't started your Christmas makes yet (or even if you have) and are stuck for inspiration just hop over to Fab'n'Funky to see what goodies my teamies have come up with this week.!
Thanks for visiting today

Challenges entered:
hollyandivy #59
artimpressions -Holiday cards
cardz4galz #108 (S for Santa!)
merrylittlechristmas #15
sparklesforumchristmas #105
Rudolph Days  October

Sunday 27 October 2019

Time for a sketch at Catch the Bug

Here's the sketch
and here's my card featuring Peaches Present

Thanks for visiting today

Challenges entered:
A gem of a challenge # 21
polkadoodle #43
lemonshortbread #105
artsystamper #2

Saturday 26 October 2019


Good morning, we have a new challenge for you at Sweet Stampin', this week's theme is Halloween -and/or orange and black. I made a card with the cute Punkinhead, a Mo Manning freebie gift to her Patreons- if you want to know more about this just click on the link. The gorgeous pumpkin digi paper behind the image was also a freebie! I used copics to colour, added the black and white striped paper, orange bow 3 little brads and a stamped 'Boo' - a perfect Halloween card for the youngest granddaughters!

I used a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' to see what my teamies have been up to this week.
Thanks for visiting and happy weekend.
Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #42
giveacrafteracookie #128
cck-digitalstamps # October Challenge
worldwideopen DT #10
thepapershelter  #403
digichoosday #43
sweetsketchwednesday2- October Challenge

Friday 25 October 2019

Crafty Catz Challenge #480 - Optional Twist- Let's play dress up!

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz, this week we are sponsored by Some Odd Girl with a lovely prize of -
$10 Gift Voucher to the winner but if the winner used a sponsors stamps on their project It is doubled to $20. 
Entrants can use code "CC20" for the duration of the challenge for 20% digis in the shop
It's our super talented Nick's turn to host and she's picked a fun (optional) theme- Let's Play Dressing Up.

The DT were each allowed to choose an image to play with- I (eventually!) chose the cute T Rex Dog because it made me smile...the thought of dressing up my dog is mind boggling, she's a gentle giant but I'm not sure if she'd eat me first or the costume!.Anyway, here he is  in all his glory, coloured with copics, a bit of random stamping around the edges of the image. Papers are from Doodlebug, die cut stars and sentiment.
There are loads of beautiful cards using these fun images over at Crafty Catz so do hop over and take a look. We'd love to see what you make of this fun theme, so why not play along...or ignore the theme and play along anyway!
Thanks for stopping by, 
have a good day.

Challenges entered:
C.R.A.F.T.  #533
daisychain #35
pearlysparkles #45
thecraftingchallenge- October
shoppingourstash #407
throughthepurplehaze #160

Friday 18 October 2019

Crafty Catz #479- Optional Twist- Autumn Colours

Good morning! This week's challenge at Crafty Catz is hosted by our super-talented Janette and she's picked a lovely theme for you to follow (or not!-your choice)- Colours of Autumn, I know I'm not alone in loving the wonderful colours of this time of year. Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button

The DT have had a wonderful time creating with these lovely digis, I chose to use the sweet Rag Doll Sweetheart Fall Joy image, which I've coloured with copics.
To enjoy the lovely cards my teamies have created with these beautiful digis please click HERE to visit the challenge blog. Remember we are an 'anything goes' challenge so you don't have to follows the theme to play along!
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the weekend

Challenges entered:
papercraft #48
creatalicious #173
cccdigi #108
lets craft & create #152

Thursday 17 October 2019

Oldie But A Goodie at Catch the Bug

Thursday is Oldie But A Goodie day at Catch the Bug, the day the DT like to share some of Jodie's older images, there are certainly a lot to choose from! I made a Christmas card using a sweet little image I've been wanting to colouring for ages, Bella Christmas Ornaments, so cute! 
I followed a lovely sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Thanks for dropping by, hope you've had a good day
Challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #363
sweetsketchwednesday2  October Ch.
cutiepie #140
Winter Wonderland- Merry and bright
crimbo-crackers. #195

Wednesday 16 October 2019


Good morning, it's my turn to host the challenge at Fab'n' Funky this week, which means I got to chose the theme...yay, I do love a bit of power :))) Being a very kind hearted person I chose a really easy one- Feature a Creature, so any creature, real or fantasy, and any occasion is acceptable.
I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my brother...he's a doggy person...and old...(ok he's 5 years younger than I am, but that's still pretty old!). The stamp is from Stamping Bella, not sure of the stamped sentiment, the die cut 'seriously' is Picket Fence Studios. I used a very old Paw Print stamp from Do Crafts to stamp the background. 

There's plenty more ideas from my team mates  over at Fab'n'Funky, so pease hop over take a would be great if you choose to join us this week with your own beautiful creations.
Thanks for looking, have a fabulous day!

Challenges entered:
2craftycrittercrazies  #31
craftyanimals #31
Tinker Dream #82
dreamvalley #211
watercooler  #243

Sunday 13 October 2019

A little batty...

Stella Says Sketch Challenge
It's time for a new sketch challenge at Catch the Bug-

Here's the sketch-
and this is my card, featuring Goth Girl and one of the digi  papers from Halloween 2
I coloured the image with copics and added glitter details to her skirt with a clear glitter pen (you can't see it in the photo, sorry) printed  some extra bats, coloured and fussy cut them. I changed the colour of the bat digi paper to purple to match my design and mounted it onto silvery glitter card. 
The sentiment is die cut.
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely Sunday.

Challenges entered:
dragonflydreams- use black
intaas #69
audsentiments #237
cutecardthursday #603
craftygalscorner #200

Saturday 12 October 2019

Autumn Colours at Sweet Stampin'

Good afternoon, running a little late today with my DT card for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin', my husband is off for a jolly with the 'lads' for a couple of days, so I've invited some friends around tomorrow for 'a girls' night, thought I'd better clean the house a bit before they come :). It's probably been a complete waste of time as my lovely Mathilda is more than capable of mucking it up again before they arrive, but at least I've made an effort!Who cares about a bit of dog slobber!!!

Anyway, back to the challenge and the card. The theme this week is Autumn Colours/ Harvest, lovely, I do love these colours! I used a beautiful Stamping Bella stamp called Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall, this was given to me by my lovely teamie and blogging friend Wends, not only is she an extremely talented crafter, she's a wonderful warm and generous person. Thanks Wends!
I coloured the little sweetie with my copics and used distress inks to make a subtle cloudy background. I die cut 3 banners from shades of orange cardstock and embossed them using 3 different efs. I added a couple of die cut leaves, stamped sentiment and twine.
There are some stunning cards from my teamies this week, I think everyone loves the autumnal colours! Please hop over and take a look- we'd love to see what you create using this lovely theme, so please do play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend.

Challenges entered:
crafterscastle #22
disdigidesigns- include a pumpkin
alphabetchallenge 'o'
shoppingourstash #406
letscraft andcreate  #152
sheepski #31
artsystamper #1
incywincy- autumn colours

Friday 11 October 2019

Something wicked...

Good morning, Crafty Catz Challenge #478 is up and running, this week we're sponsored by the fabulous Paper Shelter 

 Jac has picked the theme of Halloween for us - as always the theme is optional. 
The DT were given a gorgeous image to play with, Witching Hour, The whole team have used the same image this week, I really love how different each card can look when this happens! Just hop over and see the variety for yourself!
The digi comes with a coloured version and papers as well as the uncoloured version I chose to use (really wanted to have a go at colouring this myself :) I used copics to colour, including the background and tried to give her face a bit of an eerie green glow from the potion bottle...not a total success! The cobwebs and script on the black background are stamped using Antique Linen Distress oxide Ink, the bats and web flourishes are heat embossed with black ep.
 I hope you decide to play along with our challenge this week - remember the theme is optional!
Thanks for visiting
Have a great weekend
Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #40
simplycreatetoo. #154
kraftychicks #476
addictedtostamps- #362

Thursday 10 October 2019

Sweet Cookies!

I was delighted to be invited to guest design for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge,- thank you ladies!

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The theme this week is Christmas and is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments

I made this card using a Sweet Sentiments rubber stamp called Sweet Cookies

The card base and tag are kraft card, the stamped image is coloured with copics and fussy cut, the recipe on the tag and the white border are done by hand. I added a couple of strips of dp and red ric rac ribbon to the embossed layer. The little gingerbread man is cut from the same dp . 

There are plenty of beautiful creations from the DT over at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog, so please do hop over to admire them!

Thanks for visiting

challenges entered:
cutencraftychristmas #18
lilredwagon. #518
allsorts #540

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Christmas At Sweet Stamping- October Challenge- Stars

Good morning, it's our October Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', this month we want to see stars! I intended to make a card but unearthed these corrugated stars lurking in the back of a drawer, they were slightly battered so I disguised the bent bits with Snow Tex paste and added them to my   tags along with a few die cuts, scraps of ribbon and the odd brad! i never have enough tags at Christmas so I'm pleased I made these.

No colouring involved so they were pretty quick to make!
Only 11 more weeks to go and the big day will be upon us...if you haven't started your festive cards yet now would be a very good time to begin!
If you're stuck for inspiration hop over to CaSS, there are some brilliant makes from the team to give you some ideas. 
We would love to see what you create too, so please do play along.
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
TIOT Animal magic
intaas. #68

Monday 7 October 2019

Bugaboo treat bags

Anything But a Card!

 Good morning, it's Anything But A Card day at Catch the Bug. I made some little Halloween treat bags featuring Halloween Tag Set 1. These little images are really cute, nothing scary and you get all three in one set. They're quick and easy to colour too. The bag shapes are die cut from black card, I added a strip of dp across the top of the bag, the Bugaboo tags and some ribbon, quick and simple! They are quite small so not too many treats needed to fill them which will earn me brownie points from my daughter and daughter in law!

Here's a view of their backsides (if you'll pardon the expression) - die cut 'Boo' and stars and a pair of googly eyes

Thank you for visiting, have a good week.

Challenges entered:
allsorts #540
cutitup #184
die-cut-divas  October Ch.
LTSCB #126

Saturday 5 October 2019

Crafty Calendar October Challenge

Good morning, it's the first Saturday of the month...that means time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month's theme is 'Colours of Autumn or Halloween' - we're sponsored for this by Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

The DT were given some fabulous images to use, I chose Mummy Trick or Treat, so cute! I coloured with copics and fussy cut the image, the papers are Doodlebug and cobweb die is Memory Box. A non-scary Halloween card for little Emily!
There's plenty more to see over at Crafty Calendar, why not hop over and take a look!
Thanks for visiting

Enjoy your weekend

Friday 4 October 2019

Quirky Bird!

Good morning, it's Friday (again!) and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. This week it's Ginny's turn to host and  choose a theme which is 'Ribbon Bow or Flower', as always the theme is optional! 
We have an exciting new sponsor this week JMC Designs

If you haven't come across this designer before I recommend that you pop over and check out her fabulous digis, so fun and unusual. 

I chose to use the cute and quirky Pippa on my card. I printed the image onto white card, masked it with Inkylicious masking fluid (love playing with this stuff, it fascinates me!) then used Distress Oxides and Brushos to colour the background. I coloured Pippa with copics and gave her a strip of ribbon to stand on. I added a doodled border and stamped sentiment. 

For more ideas using these fun digis just hop over to Crafty Catz to see what my talented teamies have come up with this week, remember you don't have to follow the theme to play along!
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
cutecardthursday #602
craftycreations #399
Dream Factory #72
happycraft (Oct. Challenge)
sweetstampers #36
craftycardmakers. #242

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Autumn Colours at Fab'N 'Funky

Good afternoon, here's my DT card for this week's challenge over at Fab'n'Funky, it's a little late as I wasn't feeling good yesterday, some kind of bug or a reaction to the 'flu jab, couldn't stand up without the room spinning round!I'm fine today, just trying to catch up with all the things I didn't do yesterday and doesn't help that we're in the middle of decorating and there's 'stuff' everywhere! 
Back to the card- the theme for this week is 'Autumn Colours' chosen by our lovely N-Eva. I coloured up a sweet Whimsy Stamp, Veritas (also available as a digi). and set her into a frame made by smooshing DIs over white card. I stamped over the top layer of the frame with my favourite vine leaf stamp from Lavinia. I cut the Vine leaves (Memory Box) from a left over scrap of card.
Please do take the time to visit over at Fab'n' Funky, to admire the lovely creations by my teamies, hopefully you'll be inspired to play along with us!
Thanks for visiting