Monday, 21 April 2014

For the Boys

I hope you have had a lovely Easter - I can't believe school starts again tomorrow!

Over at The Crafting Cafe we have been making cards for the boys. We have been sponsored this month by Kenny K and Delicious Doodles. I chose a Delicious Doodles image to work with to create my card for the DT.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and Souffle Pens (remember those!) to create dimension. I stamped the bunting and the greeting with rubber stamps.

So why not join us and be in with a chance to win image from our sponsors.

Good Luck!

Other challenges I am entering:
Come and Get It Challenge - Where the Boys Are
Eclectic Ellapu - For the Boys
Dragonfly Dreams - For the Boys

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope you are all enjoying the Easter break, although here in the south of England it hasn't stopped raining! We had to resort to an egg hunt in the house.  I have been working hard and have some great projects to show you this week - but as it is Easter Sunday I thought I would share this sweet little card.


Challenges I am entering:

Alphabet Challenge - E is for Easter
Crafty Catz - B is for

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Home Sweet Home

I may well be uttering those words this week, as I am writing this before I leave for a break! However, by the time this is published I will be back!

The theme at Handmade Harbour Challenge this week is Home. For my DT card I created this one.

I used the cottage stamp and coloured it with Promarkers. I paper pieced the bunting and curtains and the door actually opens! I added grass to ground the image. It would make a lovely new home card. I do hope you can join us at the challenge this week!

Other challenges I am entering:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter Chicken Card

As soon as one holiday is over another seems to appear from nowhere! With only a couple of weeks to go to Easter, the challenge at Handmade Harbour is to create a project/card with a Spring or Easter theme.

I used the Stripey Chicken stamp to create my card and the digital paper also available from Handmade Harbour. I used Promarkers to colour, adding a few dots and a black outline to frame the piece.
A sentiment from my stash of stamps and an embellishment completed the card.

I hope you will pop over and join us! 

Other Challenges I am entering are:

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Easter / Spring
Aud Sentiment Challenge - Easter Sentiment

Monday, 31 March 2014

A Day for Mothers

I do hope those who celebrate it had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. The weather here in the South of England was beautiful, so we had a lovely family meal by the sea. We also took our new pup who was so well behaved!

Anyway I finally got round to making a card for my own Mum which I can now share with you.

Being short of time I turned to my Tilda papercraft stash. It is so pretty I tend to look at rather than use it!! I used a base card and various decoupaged diecuts. The sentiment was made using individual letter stickers. I'm glad to say that Mum was very pleased with it!

I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Glitter and Sparkle - Mothers Day

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Spring is here!

What beautiful weather we had at the weekend here in the South. The sunshine inspired me to create this card for the Handmade Harbour Challenge (on which I am a Design Team member). The theme for the fortnight is Spring -  flowers, birds or rabbits.

I used the paper piecing technique with the digital stamp Flowers on the Hill.

I have to say I am quite pleased with the result!

I do hope you will come along and join us at the challenge!

Other challenges I am entering:
The Crafters Cafe - A Square Card

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

A Craft Artist!

Well what a week last week was, Lady Luck was obviously looking down on me!  Firstly I won first prize at Crafty Sentiments Design blogs for my wedding card. And then the news I have been waiting for....I am in the Serif CraftArtist Design Team!!

I had sent my second stage samples off and never dreamt I would  be selected!  The kit we had to work with was Woodland Walk. Its a beautiful kit and here are my samples to hopefully inspire you!!

There are more exciting things to come shortly from Serif so watch this space!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Celebrate at The Handmade Harbour

Welcome back to another challenge at The Handmade Harbour. This week the theme is "Celebrate"

I very rarely use such bright colours but I think it fits this digital stamp really well.

I chose Birds and Gift Digital Stamp to create my DT piece. I coloured the images with Promarkers. I then cut the images and mounted them separately onto the card, using foam pads to give dimension to some of the squares.

I do hope you will come and join us for this challenge!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything Goes

Friday, 28 February 2014

Wedding Love

With such a gorgeous stamp set from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine this month I decided to make a wedding card.

I used a die cut card as the base. Then stamped the bunting, birds and greeting before colouring them in with Promarkers.  I found a perfect sentiment stamp in my stash and that was it finished! I love this card and have already sold a few!!

If you are visiting as a member of the Crafting Cafe Group on Facebook (if you not a member yet, come and join us!) welcome and don't forget to visit some of the other fantastic blogs!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to sharing some more with you next week.

I am entering the following challenges with this card:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Love
Emerald Fairies Challenge - Lets See A Banner
Seema Crafts - Valentine / Love

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Emboss it at The Crafting Cafe

At the Crafting Cafe Challenge blog this month we are asking you to show us a card with embossing, be it wet or dry.

The  prize of 6 pots of WOW! embossing powders as WOW! is our sponsor this month.

For my DT piece I created this......

 I used the Cracked Glass technique. I stamped and coloured the butterfly  - a favourite of mine by Anna Griffin - with Distress Pens Then I covered the mountboard with Perfect Medium before applying WOW! Embossing Ultra High Clear Powder. I repeated this three times to get a thick coverage. Then I let it cool before bending the whole piece to give a cracked look. Finally I applied a dark brown ink with Cut N Dry Foam to highlight the cracks.

The papers I selected are the new ones from Docrafts - Madame Payraud which is a great curiosity style collection. I aged the papers further with Distress Inks before cutting them into squares and mounting them onto brown card. 

I would love to see your creations too! So join us at The Crafting Cafe.

Other Challenges I am entering:

4Crafty Chicks - Things with Wings

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!