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Monday, 20 April 2015

CCM 137 Dots

Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time around is to go dotty. NOT difficult for me as I am pretty sure I am more than half way there already!

137 Dotty

I created my dotty background by stencilling through a Prima Bubbles stencil with three different mauve shades of Distress Inks over some Imagination Crafts patterned paper. My image from A Day of Daisies called Hepburn Dress was coloured with copics and then I dotted some sharpie pen over the skirt to add more dots to my card.

The ribbons are from my stash and the diecut is an Anja one from Marianne. I added a couple of gems in her hair where she might have a hairband or ribbon around her up do, and also one to the sentiment, all of which I coloured with the same copic I used for her dress.

I am entering this into:-

A Day For Daisies – #119 Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee and Cards – #89 Use a Diecut
Crafty Calendar – Add A Sentiment
Crafty Catz – #275 It’s A Girl Thing
Crafty Creations – #287 Seeing Spots
Fun With Shapes and More – #180 Birthday
Hiding In My Craftroom – #196 Freestyle
If You Give a Crafter A Cookie – #16 Anything Goes
Inspired by Stamping – #93 Inspired by The Colour Challenge
Scrap & Craft – #7 Tie It Up: Use Ribbon or Twine
Stempelsonne – #139 Anything Goes
Suzi Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge – #76 Anything Goes with a Twist of a Die


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

ABC H Happy Birthday

Our challenge today at ABC is H for Happy Birthday and we are sponsored by Di’s Digistamps.

H Happy Birthday 2

I have used a Di’s Digistamp for my card which I coloured with my copics. The papers are from Nitwit Designs and the flowers are mainly from Wild Orchid Crafts. The bejewelled butterfly was from a hair clip.

I am entering this into the following:-

Addicted to Stamps – #102 Girly But no Pink
Artistic Inspirations – #129 Anything Goes with a Twist of Spring
Digi Choosday – Pearls and Gems (Pearls are in the floral arrangment as are the gems on the butterfly)
Digi Designs Challenge – Include an Animal
Glitter N Sparkle – #132 Include a Butterfly
House of Cards – April: Add a Butterfly
Melonheadz Friends – Two or More Designer Papers
My Creative Moments – #5 Colourful Creations
Oh La La Creations – #177 Spring
The Corrosive Challenge – #222 Floral Fantasy
The Crazy Challenge – #195 Springtime
The Paper Girls Challenge – #77 Pastel Eggstravaganza
Whoopsi Daisy – Throw on the Flowers


Monday, 6 April 2015

CCM 136 Wings

Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time is Wings. We would like to see your projects with wings, birds, insects, planes, fairies… basically anything as long as it has wings.

136 Wings 1

I’ve created a tag using distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Dusty Concord. I then used a Memory Box stencil to create the sunrays with texture paste which I covered with Stampendous Stardust embossing powder and heat set. This has the weird effect of bubbling the texture paste slightly whilst the embossing powder melts.

My sentiment is from Paper Artsy, and the ‘Crowned Bunnies’, which I reckon are hares because of the length of their ears, are from Crafty Individuals. I coloured them with Maya Gold paint, and finally added wings diecut with a Spellbinder die. The little queen/crown charm was from my stash.

The sentiment speaks to me as I suffer with anxiety and would love to be brave and fear nothing. I reckon if you had wings you could just fly away so no situation would be too worrisome as you could just leave it far beneath you.

I have included the photo below because in the one above you cannot see the shimmer of the Maya Gold paint on the bunnies, and the charm was in the shade.

136 Wings 3

I am entering this into:-

Altered Eclectics – Anything Goes
Creative Corner – Animal Fun
Die Traumfabrik – #18 Chicken Run or Easter Bunny
Dragon’s Lair Designs – Add An Animal
Fairytale Stampers – #53 Things With Wings
Live and Love Crafts – Signs of Spring
Mixed Media World – #1 Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei – #206 Hoppy Easter (things with bunnies)
Really Reasonable Ribbons – #115 Things With Wings
The Corrosive Challenge – #221 Hop Into Spring

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

ABC G for Go Digital

I can’t believe it’s April already, the year is flying by!

Our challenge at ABC today is G for Go Digital and we are sponsored by Aurora Wings.

G Go Digital

I have taken the challenge quite literally as far as the image goes. I used ‘Rite of Spring’ from our Sponsor which I loaded into my graphics programme and then coloured her digitally before printing. Because I wasn’t very good at shading digitally I added white highlights with a sharpie poster paint pen, and also some glitter highlights. Her face was coloured by hand with my copics.

The diecut borders top and bottom of the image are from Joycraft and the gorgeous feather paper is from Craftwork Cards. The sentiment came with some feather stamps in a magazine freebie.

I am entering this into:-

Aurora Wings – #13 Anything Goes (Face is handcoloured, please yell out if this doesn’t qualify)
Craft Your Passion – #255 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs – April: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart – #53 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz – #272 Whimsical Fantasy
Get Creative – #11 Must Use a Diecut
Die Cuttin’ Divas – #209 Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet – #133 Anything Goes (see above digitally coloured as well)
Doodle Pantry – #53 Anything Digital
Simply Papercraft – #1 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes


Monday, 30 March 2015

DV 103 Ribbon/Lace and Pearls

Our challenge at Dream Valley this time is Ribbon/Lace and Pearls and we are sponsored by All Dressed Up. I have used one of their gorgeous images for my card called Love Spring.

Ribbons_Lace Pearls

I coloured the image with copics. The papers are a combination of Craftwork Cards, at the back and Kaisercraft at the front, with some plain blue card from my stash for the mats and lace edging across the centre strip. I mounted my image onto foam pads and edged it from behind with a pretty little gathered lace ribbon. I used a pearl string to edge all the way around the card and made a bow from some ribbon I dyed with copics. The little birds and bird feeder are a Joanna Sheen die.

I am entering this into:-

All Dressed Up – #31 Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges – One For the Girls
Craft For the Craic – #14 Bingo (Top right to bottom left ‘Image, more than 2 layers, diecut’)
Crafty Ribbons – Anything Goes With Ribbon
Docerela Creations – #81 Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers – #53 Things With Wings
Fussy and Fancy – #135 Girly
Polka Doodles – #13 Use A Die
Really Reasonable Ribbon – #114 Bright Spring Colours with Ribbon or Trim
Scrappy Hands – #35 Bingo (Top left – bottom right ‘3d, ribbon, lace’)
Simply Papercraft – #1 Anything Goes


Monday, 23 March 2015

CCM 135 Spring

Our challenge for the next couple of weeks at Crafty Cardmakers is Spring has Sprung. We would love to see your Spring related creations.

135 Spring

I have made my card from Craftwork Cards’ supplies, the topper element was a freebie from Create and Craft and the paper is from their Truly Scrumptious pad. I used the matching candy to the pad to decorate the tree on the topper, and glazed them with diamond glaze. I also glittered the leaves and the other flowers and all around the edges of both the backing paper and the topper. The little bunnies, who have been doing what bunnies do in the Spring are a combination of Joanna Sheen and Memory Box dies.

I am entering this into the following:-

A Gem of a Challenge – #130 Pretty In Pink
Card Mania – #66 Spring
Crafting For All Seasons – #98 Pastel Hues
Cute Card Thursday – #365 Spring Fever
Double Click – Use A Bunny, Basket, or Easter
Dream It Up – Marching Into Spring Week 3
Fab N Funky – #251 Spring Into Colour
Kleuren Met Potloden – #16 Spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #6 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – #131 Think Spring
Simply Create Too – #81 Easter or Bunnies
The Crafters Cafe – What Season Are You In? (Spring)


Sunday, 15 March 2015

ABC F for Festive

Our challenge at ABC for the next couple of weeks is F for Festive. We will accept, Birthday, Easter or Christmas as a festive card. I have chosen birthday for mine. We are sponsored by Magnolia-licious.

F Festive

I cut the card base and the patterned paper mats with a Go Kreate die. Luckily the embossed mats which were pre-cut, pretty much matched the shape of my Go Kreate dies. I inked my embossed mats to tone in with the multicolour patterned paper. My image is from Lili of The Valley and I have coloured her with the same distress inks that I used to ink the two embossed mats on the card. The patterned papers are from Craftwork Cards and the embossed mats are also from Craftwork Cards. I thought the emboss pattern looked similar to the multicolour pattern on one of my papers, which both came from the Refresher pad.

My flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, apart from the tiny purple ones which were from Anna Marie Designer. The butterflies are all Doo Hickey dies. The die peeking out from beneath the flowers is Joy Crafts’ 8 Pointed Start die.

I am entering this into:-

Addicted To Stamps – #100 Celebration
Brown Sugar – #137 Shaped Cards
Catch The Bug Challenge – Spring Into Spring
Craft for the Craic – #14 Bingo Top Line, Flowers, Sentiment, Image
Dragonfly Dreams – #15 Add Some Embellishments
Fantasy Stampers – #32 Spring is in the Air
Graph’it – #11 Spring Colours
Lisa Somerville Bloggers Challenge – Birthday
Little Claire – #55 Springtime
Polka Doodles – #11 Birthdays



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