Wednesday, 26 October 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge 'V' for Vertical

Hi Crafters,

It's been a lovely couple of days here in my part of Norfolk, bright, dry, a little chilly but beautiful. The Autumn leaves are turning and the squirrels in my back garden are gathering and burying nuts for the winter, it's a lovely sight.
So with that I'm here to share a Christmas card! Ha, ha!
Well you know we have to keep ahead of the game if we are to have enough made before the big day :)

Our challenge this week is 'V' for Vertical

So we'd like to see your vertical projects and cards for Christmas, take a peek at the creations from the rest of the Design Team HERE for some inspiration if you are stuck.

I have created a DL card, a very clean and simple DL card for my usual style. I had a bit of trouble leaving all that white space but managed to walk away eventually.

Crafters Companion Nordic Christmas Embossing Folder
Clearly Besotted Sentiment Stamp
Cottage Cutz Bells Die
Britannia Holly Die
Stampin' Up Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #386 Christmas
Crafty Catz - #343 ATG /Embossing
Rudolph Day Challenge - ATG - Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #304 Use a Sentiment

Come along and join in with us, our sponsor this week is 

who are offering 3 images of the winners choice.

Well that's it from me today.
Happy Hump Day!
It's a downward ride to the weekend!


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #369 Photo Inspiration

Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers using an Inspiration Photo this time.
Here's my card using the colours in the photo shown beneath.

Inspiration Photo

For this challenge we would like you to use at least 2 of the colours in the photo or you could use all of them if you like.

I really enjoyed creating this double z-fold card that I've seen in Blogland quite a lot recently. The image is one kindly sent to us by our sponsor A Day For Daisies and is coloured with my Promarkers of course and die cut using a Spellbinders Labels Five die then mounted onto SB Floral Oval die. The papers are from various MME paper pads and the die cut sentiment is from Tattered Lace. I then decided to add the waves along the top of the band which were cut using a La, La Land die.

Please join us this week using your Letraset/Winsor Newton Markers and show us your beautiful creations.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #343 ATG
Brown Sugar - #221 ATG
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Crafting When We Can - #130 No Square Cards

Bye for Now,


Monday, 24 October 2016

Look in to the Mirror - What do you see?

Hi Crafters,

I had so many Birthday wishes for Sunday I hope I thanked you all, if I missed anyone then a big thank you again as I really appreciated your kind thoughts. 

I joined in a Halloween/Autumn card swap recently and now that my swap partner has received her Halloween card I can share it here with you all.

Digital Papers
Silhouette Cameo Files - Spider Web Mirror, Ghosts, Poison Bottle, Trick or Treat words.
Witch Image - Internet, printed on acetate
Googly Eyes
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder

I had great fun making this and here's the inside.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers - #175 Things that go Bump in the Night
Deep Ocean - #140 Halloween
Try It On Tuesday - Scary, Spooky
Creative Moments - #104 ATG/Pumpkins
Creative Inspirations - #260 Halloween/Fall
Crafty Friends - #43 ATG
Unicorn Challenge - #14 Pretty Pinks/Halloween
Country View Crafts - All Things Spooky
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Noor Designs - #23 CAS/Fully Loaded
Delicious Doodles - #17 Halloween
OSAAT - #273 ATG + Halloween

Thanks for joining me today, I'd better hop to it and get some dinner ready now before the family start shouting :/


Friday, 21 October 2016

Cherished Friend

Hi Crafters,

Isn't she so cute and gorgeous!
This image came from a Jane Netley Mayhew CD- Rom that I've had for ages, I'm on a mission to use some older stash right now.

Image - Jane Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2 CD- Rom
Papers - LOTV
Stamped Sentiment - Kaisercraft Stamp
Cheery Lynn Corner Dies
Flowers from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday - Paws

That's all from me today, I have a craft fair tomorrow so today will be taken up with preparing any last minute makes for that.


Thursday, 20 October 2016

As You Like It Challenge #91 - Old or New Stash

Hi Crafters,

There's a new challenge starting over at As You Like It and we would like you to tell us your 

Favourite Old or New Stash and WHY.

I love new crafty stuff don't you? But I also have plenty of old stuff too. After crafting for ten years you tend to accumulate lots of things. Today  my card is using an image from our sponsor DigiStamp Boutique called Sketchy Flower Frames and these come in a set of four. I loved colouring these new images but I really loved hunting through my room to find some crafty items I hadn't used for a while too so I'm sorry but I'm sitting on the fence for this challenge Girls.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Fingers - #118 ATG
DigiStamp Boutique - OCT ATG DSB
Crafty Girlz - #20 ATG

Our sponsor is giving a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

Thanks for joining me today and I look forward to seeing what you create using your favourite old or new stash.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #21 - Make your Sentiment the Focus

Hi Crafters,

It was Carols turn to choose the theme for this challenge and she has come up with...

Make your Sentiment the Focus

I've used this fun Bugaboo Stamps sentiment, colouring it with my Promarkers and adding Glamour Dust over the letters, I hope you can see the sparkle?
The Tartan paper and ribbon were left over from a Docrafts Christmas collection. 

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - All That Glitters
I Love Promarkers - #319 ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #322 Lots of Sparkle/Shades of Grey
Winter Wonderland - Lets Get Krafty/Plaid it Again Sam
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Glitter & Sparkle
CHNC Challenge Every Saturday - #303 Cute/ATG Christmas

 Please take a peek at the other ladies creations for Christmas, list in top bar.

I'd like to thank you for your kind words regarding the loss of our dearly loved cat Lizzie, yesterday.
 I miss her dreadfully, she was wonderful company and the house feels so empty without her. 


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Goodbye Lizzie

Hi Crafters,

It's been a sad day, coming to terms with saying goodbye to Lizzie our rescue cat who we have loved for fourteen years, she was so much a part of our family. 
At 17 I knew this time would come but she had 3 seizures yesterday and we couldn't watch her suffer anymore.
She had such a lovely nature and did funny and endearing things so I'd like to share this picture of her doing just that...
..resting her head on a tennis ball!