You can’t keep an efilump in your pocket…..

Hi everyone. I have a fun card to share today, inspired by several challenges, and all to fit in with the sentiment I just HAD to buy a few weeks ago:

I started by die-cutting the Simon says Stamp Picture Book Elephant out of a piece of galaxy card I had previously made, and tried to capture the shimmer here:

and here:

The sentiment fitted perfect, in my mind, to give the card a fun and playful feel to it. A card made ‘just because’, really………I think I’m going to do this little elephant in the traditional colours soon – but I do like to change things a little…..

Did you notice what I had omitted in the first couple of photos? Shall I tell you? The eyes – I forgot to give the elephant some eyes!!!! Fixed in the third photo……… 🙂

There’s not much more to add, other than to say which challenges I shall be entering:

CASE This Sketchsketch

Just Us Girlsphoto inspiration

Water Cooler Challengesanything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeanything goes

Sparkling Polar Bears

Hi there everyone. There is a new challenge starting at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge . The theme this time is – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas.

I hope you can come and play along with us, and get your stash ready for the end of the year. There is some fabulous inspiration from the Design team, and here is my card:

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I started by die cutting the polar bear the baby using Creative Expressions ‘Paper Cuts 3D collection – Polar Bear‘. I didn’t use the 3D elements to stand the baby in front of the parent, but instead used some glittery silver twine – as though the baby is being pulled along on the sled.

I added white glitter card behind the animal die-cuts, and also added the red glittery scarf and hat.

This card is large – I wanted a narrow and long card, so this a A4 sheet creased length-wise.

I masked the middle section of the card and ink-blended the two blue panels with Distress Oxides, then splashed some water for added interest.

The black eyes are Nuvo drops……and I added them when the card was completed and put together – gosh my heart was in my mouth that the container didn’t do a Nuvo-drop burp on me!!!!! 🙂 🙂

I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery.

Lynda XX

Challenges I shall be entering:

Merry Little Christmas Challenge: anything goes Christmas

Happy Little StampersChristmas and Sparkle

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Dream Valley ChallengesChristmas in July

Dragonfly Hugs….

A quick little post here as I forgot all about some challenges which are ending soon – I tell you, my mind is all over the place at the moment!

Here is another couple of cards I made yesterday:

I did a reverse colouring of the dragonfly, just to see what it looked like – and I liked them both. I used Copics to colour these images from Heffy Doodle ‘Big Bug Hugs‘, and added some white gel pen for details.

The scribbles behind each is a die from Tim Holtz ‘Scribbles and Splat’ and die cut from a piece of card I had used some glimmery Imagination Crafts Starlights paints – using a brayer on some card.

The challenges I will be entering are:

Freshly Made Sketchessketch

The Alphabet Challenge I for Insect

AAA Cardsone image with option of positivity

Cut It Up ChallengeCritters with a die cut

Another Magical Day…..

Hello there. I have a set of cards to share today, and entering some challenges by the skin of my teeth. I had made them and photographed yesterday, but got so engrossed with watching a Netflix series last night – bonged on 5 episodes – I had to write this now.

Here are the cards: (I kinda went overboard!!)

I made four cards because I made big piece of the background. I used orange, yellow, and pink Distress Oxides and ink-blended the background. I then took some Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens in similar colours and splattered the background.

I couldn’t decide what size to do the strip of colour – so I did a variety……

I stamped the Avery Elle ‘Pegasus Duo’ and coloured with Copics, and as you can see I did some pink and some white – with grey shading. I think I like the white ones the best – and I think the pink ones are more for a younger girl – but you never know………..

I shall be entering the following challenges:
CAS Colours and Sketchessketch

Color Throwdownorange, pink, yellow

The Paper Girls Challengesomething magical or mystical

Addicted to Stampsanything goes

Blue Thanks

Hi everyone. The weather has certainly changed today from the past week. It is now raining and 15 degrees – whereas in the week it registered up to 36 degrees – phew it was hot! But it was gorgeous weather, and even though hot – I loved it – as long as I could get cool somewhere.

Today was perfect crafting weather, and I made a card for a couple of challenges:

I first die cut the Altenew ‘Spring Meadow‘ cover die out of a light blue card stock, then cut it again out of a darker blue card – called ‘velvet’ card as a satin but shiny finish.

I cut the dark blue into a rectangle, placed on a light blue card base, and then inlaid some of the shiny blue into the light blue. I did remember to cut the die with double-sided sticky sheets, which made this job so much easier.

The flower is from Altenew ‘Angelique Motifs’ and stamped using Altenew inks, as was the floral stem element.

The sentiment is from Stamps By Me, and all placed together as you see.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Rainbow card ChallengeBlue Breezes

Always Fun Challengesmood board.

Water Colour Bouquet

Hello once again. I spent so much time crafting over the weekend that I have another card to share today:

I stamped the Woodware ‘Fresh Cuts‘ stamp and heat embossed in black onto water-colour card, then used my Altenew water-colour pan set for the light pink, dark pink, and green.

The sentiment is from MFT – a much loved and well used stamp set, which was actually a freebie sometime last year from Seven Hills Crafts.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Water-colour – CAS water-colour and bouquet

Just Us Girlspink, dark pink, green

AAA Birthdaybirthday for the girls

Seize The Birthdaybirthday with option of rainbow (not using the option)

Shimmery and Glittery Bauble

Hi everyone. It seems I am on a circular-fest…..:

I began by ink blending a couple of red Distress Oxides onto a piece of white card, then spraying it with some shimmer spray. Whilst that was drying, I die cut the Hero Arts ‘Snowflakes and Ornament Fancy Die‘ out of red glitter card which I had backed with a piece of double-sided sticky tape.

Another piece of white card just smaller than the card front was also die-cut with that same die, to create an aperture.

The red shimmery card was stuck down to the base, the aperture piece stuck on top, then the bauble inlaid into the die-cut space.

The sentiment was also die-cut out of the red glitter card.

I must say the Gemini Junior die-cut this red glitter card very well – but I did use the metal plate in just in case. I must remember that for other fancy dies in the future, and not try to die cut them without this metal plate, especially when using double-sided sticky sheets.

I shall be entering the following challenges:
CAS Christmas Card ChallengeCAS Christmas with snowflakes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

CASologyshimmer

Christmas at Sweet Stampinatg Christmas with option of Christmas in the sun (not used option)