Monday, 26 June 2017

Forest stepper



   The digi image of the tree house in the woods is from Dragons lair Designs. I coloured it using Promarkers and then cut round the tops of the bushes and trees and matted it onto some printed sky paper. I then cut this out using a die from tattered Lace's decorative inset stepper set of dies. the stepper card was also cut using this set of dies. I wrapped ribbon round the base before attaching the digi topper and added a bow.
   The bunnies were also cut using a Tattered Lace die. I used Fluffy Stuff on their tails and Glossy Accents on the eyes and cut two strips of stamens for the grass. The mushroom was cut using Tattered Lace's forest mushroom die. Both the bunnies and the mushrooms were coloured using Promarkers and backed onto white card which was then fussy cut before attaching to the stepper card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - our furry/feathered friends
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Sweet Stampers - dies and/or punches
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   Creatalicious - anything goes with die cuts/punches
   Crafting By Designs - animals
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Pile It On - fancy folds
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Happy birthday


 
   This week's challenge at Crafting From the Heart is just for fun.
   I began by matting green checked paper onto white card. I then printed the digi image Grape border (number 32203), coloured it using Promarkers, cut it out and matted it onto orange designer paper from an old magazine. This I attached to the left hand side of the card.
   Using an odd scrap of purple patterned paper I cut out letters using a Tattered Lace die and stuck them onto a strip of core'dinations cardstock. I also used the paper to create the wine in a pair of peel off glasses which I then attached to the strip. This was then matted onto another strip of waste patterned paper before attaching it to the right hands side of the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes
   Addicted To Stamps and More - make you own mark
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   As You Like It - favourite fruit (Black grapes - I grow them in my garden and they can be added to fruit salad or squashed to make a fruit cordial. I have even made jam with them.)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Cottage



   This is a decoupaged card made using a Howard Robinson's decoupage sheet from Joanna Sheen. Everytime I look at it I spot something else in the picture.

   I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - summertime
   Scrapping 4 Fun - summer
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with summer colours
   The Ribbon Girl - any image
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   A Gem of a Challenge - summer colours

Friday, 23 June 2017

Birthday dragon



   Another Friday and another challenge at QKR Stampede. The theme for this one is paper piecing along with the usual anything goes.
   I wanted to break away from my usual square or rectangular card so made a stepper card using Tattered Lace's offset side stepper card die set. The printed topper is from Hunkydory's Little book of cakes and bakes and the digi image is dragon (number 12603). I paper pieced his front and coloured the rest of him using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. After fussy cutting it to give some rigidity I matted the dragon onto another piece of card and fussy cut again.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   2 Crafty critter Crazies - anything goes
   Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - all creatures great and small
   Creatalicious - anything goes with die cuts or punches
   Crafting By Designs - animals
   Seize The Birthday - anything goes
   Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
   Pile It On - fancy folds
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes
   C.R.A.F.T. - animals
   Squirrels Random - fantasy
   Sweet Stampin - for children
   Tuesday Throwdown - party time

Monday, 19 June 2017

Here come summer



   There is a new challenge beginning today at Crafty Cardmakers the theme of which is here comes summer. When i think of summer I always think of a garden full of colourful flowers.
   I cut a rectangle from white card using a Tattered Lace pearl rectangle die and the cut a centre design from this using the tattered Lace Country Manor Alice die. After colouring it using Promarkers I attached it onto backing card taken from Tattered Lace's Country Manor paper pad using foam pads. The lady was cut using a die from Tattered Lace's Country Manor Ida set and coloured using Promarkers. I stuck scraps of paper behind the dress skirt and bonnet and then attached it to the card using glue gel. The embossed wishes was coloured using distress inks.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Ooh La La Creations - summertime
   Passion For Promarkers - add a sentiment
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - summer
   The Crafty Addicts - anything goes with summer colours
   Creatalicious - anything goes with die cuts or punches
   Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
   Do-Al(l) Kreatives - beginning of summer


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Bunny builder

   Today sees the start of a new challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids. This time the theme is for a boy and as usual it is being sponsored by two very generous sponsors.
Dollar Graphics Depot who are offering a$15 gift certificate
and 
Tonic Studios who are offering 8 drops.


   My background paper was printed using The Craft Hut Garden Sheds CD ROM and was left over from a previous project. I matted and layered it onto black and then white card. I cut a part circle from yellow shiny paper to create a sun. The bunny builder was printed from Dollar Graphics Depot  set of the same name, fussy cut and attached to the card. Finally I added a sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Allsorts - birthday boy
   Incy Wincy Designs - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - quick and easy


Friday, 16 June 2017

Lion quilt


   The theme for the challenge this week at QKR Stampede is quilting/stitching along with the usual anything goes.
   I decided to make the design look like a quilt. Using Tattered Lace's Velvet Lace ruffle square die I cut a piece of pink card, cut it into four and glued it together again to make a reduced square. After rubbing the back of the frills using a ball embossing tool I matted a left over piece of design paper that I had printed off some time ago for a previous project onto this. The image called lion (number 14212) was coloured using Spectrum Noir pens. I fussy cut this leaving a margin round it and then added some faux stitching to it before attaching it to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Dream Valley - square cards only
   Creative Inspirations - our furry/feathered friends
   Cute Card Thursday - pinks
   Digi Choosday - anything goes
   Incy Wincy Designs - anything goes
   Brown Sugar - anything goes
   Sweet Stampers - dies and/or punches
   2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything goes
   The Cutie Pie - all creatures great and small
   Addicted To Stamps and More - anything goes