Sunday, 23 June 2019

Christmas Club Challenge #13 Christmas Flowers

Hi Crafters,

The weather has started to warm up here at last and the days are very pleasant but I'm here today to share some Christmas cards for our fortnightly Christmas Card Challenge.
This time Kate asked us to use Christmas Flowers so here are my makes with a running theme of Poinsettias.

This is a digital download with plenty of fussy cutting needed on those flowers.

I've used an Art Sheet image from LOTV and added a glittered wooden sentiment on this card.

I lightly inked the embossing to bring out the wording on this Christmas embossing folder.

And finally an easel card featuring this gorgeous image from a Hunkydory pad.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

to be added

Please take a peek at the other ladies Christmas makes in the group, you can find the links to their blogs under the 'CCC' tab in my sidebar.

Have a lovely Sunday!


Friday, 21 June 2019

'From The Body' ATC's

Hi Crafters,

'From The Body'
that was the theme of this months ATC swap at Charmed Cards & Crafts and here are the set of ATC's that I created.

I started by stamping and heat embossing the Woodware Vintage Hand stamp and cutting them out. I used distress inks to colour them. I then concentrated on the background and built up the layers using corrugated cardboard, texture paste, gauze, wooden heart-lock & key elements. I sprayed the backgrounds when they had dried with Cosmic Shimmer Mists and left to dry. I then added some gilding wax to highlight parts of the design and texture. My sentiment is a Lindsay Mason Stamp set which I have stamped, embossed and cut apart, inking the edges to define it against the background. Finally, after gluing the sequins I splattered the whole thing with thin white paint using an old tooth brush.
I thoroughly enjoyed making these ATC's and I'm looking forward to getting 'messy' again for next months swap.

Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you here again soon,


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #497 - Make It Pink

Hi Crafters,

It's lovely to see you here today.
I do try and visit you as much as I can but I know I've been rather remiss in that department lately but I'm working on it :o)

So back to the reason I'm here, today there is a new challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers and we would like to see your projects following the theme of...


Here's my very PINK card 

Image - 'bbratbugs' by Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers
Candy Striped Paper - Craft Sensations Paper Pad called Pink Lady
Scalloped frame dies
Dixi Craft sentiment die

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Crafters Cafe -#220 Feminine +or Embossed
Love To Craft - #35 ATG
Sweet Stampers - #33 ATG
Ally's Angels - #23 ATG
Cute Card Thursday - #585 ATG
Crafty Catz - #465 ATG

Cowling & Wilcox are our sponsors this time and are giving a 6 pack of Neon Markers to the lucky winner.
Cowling & Wilcox

To be in with a chance to win this prize you can create any project but you must follow the theme and use your Winsor Newton Pro, Flex, Brush, Aqua, Tria or Metallic markers. Please tell us in your post where you have used them.

Well that's it from me today, I hope to see you again soon.


Sunday, 9 June 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #12 - Reindeer

Hi Crafters,

We are almost half way through the year and it is challenge #12 at our friendly Christmas Card Club.
This week Rachel has set us the theme of... 


Here's a little challenge for you all...can anyone tell me the name/brand of this stamp please that I've used in the above card? I won this grey rubber stamp along time ago in a blog challenge and it came with no packaging, does anyone recognise it?
I've coloured it using my Promarkers.

This card was created using a digital download by Wendy Carr, some letter dies and lots of glitter.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CHNC Every Saturday - #441 ATG/Winter Fun
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #101 Include a Reindeer
Creative Moments - #170 ATG
Winter Wonderland - Use Red and Green
Cute Card Thursday - #585 ATG
Aud Sentiments - #228 Nature + Sentiment
Crimbo Crackers - #186 ATG

Thanks for popping by today.


Thursday, 30 May 2019

A Couple of Shakers!

Hi Crafters,

I've been making shaker cards recently and here are two which use this lovely die that I found in a local craft shop.

Both are filled with sequins, I've got to start using up some of my stash, I have pots of different colours of sequins that I have accumulated over time and shaker cards seemed the obvious choice for them.
The papers are from two different Spring themed paper pads from Studio Light. I have added gems to the flower centres and finished off with Cheery Lynn corner dies and Spellbinder Banner dies.

Challenges I'd like to enter: 
The Crafters Cafe - #219 Shaker Card
613 Avenue Create - #221 ATG/Shaker Card

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #495 - Add Gems/Pearls

Hi Crafters,

I'm back again with my design team card for the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers which is to 'Add Gems or Pearls'

Image - Crafters Companion Stamp from 'Times Gone By' Collection
Coloured with Promarkers
Frame Die Set from my stash (sorry packaging has long since gone)
LOTV Stamped Sentiment

This was a very quick card to put together after I had coloured the image. A few passes through my die cutting machine with the frame set of dies and then to layer it up. If only all my cards were so speedy :)

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Frame It
Crafty Creations - #391 ATG
Double D Challenge - Frames
Stamping Sensations - In An English Country Garden
Addicted To Stamps - #174 Flowers
Creative Inspirations - May Flowers/Showers
Brown Sugar - #290 Flowers

The lovely prize from our Sponsor this week is a 6 pack of Promarkers in Skin Tones for the lucky winner. 
Cowling & Wilcox
You must follow the simple rules of course to be eligible for the prize - use your Winsor Newton markers, tell us in your post where you have used them, link the challenge blog in your post with your new project and follow the theme.

Good luck!


Sunday, 26 May 2019

Christmas Card Club Challenge #11 - Christmas Lights

Hi Crafters,

I'm late on parade this morning so I'll make this a quick post.
Our challenge for the CCC this week is


My card features a gorgeous snow family 3D image from Craft Creations with their Christmas lantern and twinkling star on the Christmas tree. I've created mats from glitter card and a contrasting colour to frame this image and voila!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #583 Square
Crimbo Crackers - #185 ATG
CHNC Every Saturday - #439 ATG
Rudolph Day Challenge - ATG Christmas
Fab n Funky - #441 Christmas

See you soon,