CAS Birthday Bear

Hello. I have a CAS card to share using a Clearly Besotted stamp:

I stamped the image onto panel and coloured with Copics. I then stamped the sentiment in the same brown Gina K amalgam ink, cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than the card base, and adhered with 3D foam.

I decided the bear needed some grounding, so I added a little cool grey Copic shadowing.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

AAA CardsCAS – bears

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 4 legged animals

2 Crafty Critter Craziesanything goes with critter as main focus

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

AAA Birthdayanything goes birthday

Sparkles Forumfriendship

Get Well Soon…..

The Alphabet Challenge has started their first challenge of the year. We are at the letter ‘U‘, and we want to see your ‘Under The Weather/Get well‘ creations. Here is my card:

I stamped and coloured the image from Brutus Monroe then die cut using a wonky stitched rectangle die, and matted that with a blue piece of card. I added a couple more panels to the cards base, and added the sentiment as you see.

I decided to make the boy look quite sick and poorly, colouring his skin green – which was quite fun to do actually.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘under the weather/get well/ creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Perfect Time To Craftanything goes

Ellibelle’s Corner anything goes

Crafts Galoreanything goes

Avenue 613 Create – anything goes – option of winter not taken

Shaded Blue Birthday

Hello there. I hope everyone is well and had a good Christmas. I am popping in as Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. This time we want to see your projects from any of our themes from 2022. I chose ‘Shades Of Blue‘ from September, as I missed this one – away on a great holiday. Here is my card:

For the main image I used a stamp and stencil set from Honey Bee Stamps – first stamping the image, then instead of using the layering stencils, I chose to colour the images with varying blue tones of Copics.

I even attempted to fade the blue tones across the open white area in the middle – quite pleased with first attempt doing that.

I then die cut the image with some stitched rectangle dies, cut a blue panel for a very small rim, and then layered onto the card base.

The sentiment is a previously foiled strip from my stash – I feel another foiling session coming on very soon….

I hope you can come and join us – you certainly have a great choice of themes from the past year – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams – anything but Christmas

Here Is A Place To Startanything goes – option of happy holidays not taken

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friendsanything goes

Ally’s Angelsanything goes

Crafters Café anything goes

Creative Fingersanything goes

Cardz 4 Galz – Fun In The Snow

Hello there. Cardz 4 Galz has started another challenge. Caz has chosen the theme of ‘Fun In The Snow’ Here is my card:

I stamped the image onto some Neenah card stock in amalgam ink from Gina K design, then coloured with Copics. I feel these two characters are having a fun get-together and chat in the snow – my take on the theme.

I then used a stitched rectangle to cut the panel, layered with black, then adhered onto a white card base.

The sentiment is a previously foiled strip – I’m beginning to run out of those and I feel a foiling session coming on soon…….

I hope you can come and join us with this challenge – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirationshappy holidays

Tuesday TaggersSanta

Crafting Happiness Christmas

2 Sisters on the Blog Christmas and Holly

TTCRDanything goes

Dream Valley Challenge Christmas

Merry Kittimas

Hello. A chance for me today to do a little more Copic colouring – in-between binge watching ‘Warrior Nun’ first season. Here is my card:

This cute little kitty and the presents are from a new stamp set from a new company to me, bought a few weeks ago at a Craft Show. I stamped the images, coloured with Copics, then cut out using my Scan-n-cut. I added some white gel pen to the presents just for a little more interest.

The patterned paper was adhered to the card base, the white stitched rectangle adhered using 3D foam, but before adding the kitty and presents with 3D foam, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set.

It’s interesting to me that I coloured the cat, when none of my current 4 cats have that colouring! How bizarre is that? I have two black and white cats, a tabby, and a tortoiseshell………weird the way my brain works sometimes…….

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crazy For Cats Challengeanything goes with a cat

Fab’N’Funky ChallengeChristmas Animals

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Stamping Sensations Christmas Celebrations

Dragonfly Dreams Christmas

Cutie Pie Challengecute four legged friends

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Happy Christmas From All Of Us

Hello. I decided I wanted to do some Copic colouring yesterday and part of that playtime was creating this card:

I stamped the image from Lili Of The Valley and coloured with a range of Copics, then used my Scan-n-cut to cut it out. This took several scan passes before it picked up the outline, but it finally did it.

The background is a piece of Heffy Doodle card stock, and a Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake die.

I added a black strip along the edge to represent the ‘wall’ the characters were all peeping round.

The sentiment is form the same stamp set, and once added I decided some bling was called for – so I added some reflective little stars to the middle of some of the snowflakes, and also added some white gel pen here and there.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

My Time To Craft Christmas with Elves or gnomes

52 CCTSanta and at least one of his friends

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

We Love StampingChristmas

Peace On Earth Challenge Christmas

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Grateful For All You Do…..

It is my turn to host the new challenge at The Alphabet Challenge. As we have reached the letter ‘N‘, I chose the theme of ‘Nature’. Here is my card:

Onto w white card panel I splattered gold and black Liquitex acrylic. Whilst that was drying, I stamped, coloured, then die cut the leaf images.

Once I had decided where to put each leaf – and cut/trim accordingly – I attached with 3D foam, then added the foiled sentiment.

The white panel layered with a black panel, some gold facetted gems added – and the card is ready to go to a dear friend.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘nature’ themed creations – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash leaf/leaves

TTCRDanything goes

Mix It Upanything goes – option smooshing

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friendsanything goes

Creatalicious anything goes – option for a friend

Crafts Galore anything goes

Special Delivery

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. This time, Dawn has chosen the theme of ‘Baby Girl’. Here is my card:

I rarely – can actually never remember the last time – I made a card with this theme. It certainly challenged me to sit down and create it.

I used a Clearly Besotted stamp set and stamped the baby, then masked the baby and stamped the balloon, then masked the balloon as well as the baby, put a mask down – that strange shape – then used stencil to create the layers of clouds using a Distress Ink.

I liked the look of that irregular shape through which you would be able to see the clouds, baby and balloon – something different.

I then coloured the baby and the balloon, stamped the banner and the sentiment, and die cut that panel with a stitched rectangle, to add to the card base.

I would love to see you join us with your ‘baby girl’ themed creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge stamp it

Lil Red Wagon cute

TTCRD anything goes

Inkspirational repetition (cloud stencilling)

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Crafts Galore anything goes

A Robin Merry Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started a new challenge, a little later than usual, and only lasting for one week. The theme is always ‘anything goes Christmas’. Here is my card:

The images from Poppy Stamps were coloured with Copics and die cut with their matching dies. I added some Lawn Fawn chunky glitter to the hats and the stocking, and whilst that was drying I made the background panel.

I dry embossed a previously ink smooshed and splattered background, and splattered with Lawn Fawn ‘Liquid Stardust’ for some shimmer and shine. That dries quite quickly so I put together the card as you see. I also added some silver gems – more than was warranted – but why not?

The sentiment was stamped, cut apart, and added haphazardly for some added fun.

I hope you can come and join us, we have some new members of the Design Team and it would be great if you could pop along and visit their creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Challengeoccasions

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Time Out Challengeinspired by the word ‘Festive’

We Love To Createanything goes mixed media

Happy Winter Birthday

Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. The theme is ‘check it out’ chosen by Helen. We want to see your creations which include gingham or plaid. Here is my card:

Onto a white card base I adhered some MFT plaid patterned paper in brighter colours.

The image is from Time For Tea Designs, stamped with a brown Gina K amalgam ink, and coloured with Copics, trying to match the colours in the plaid background.

I used the matching die, which cut out the centre of the wreath, but I placed that back inside once I had stamped the sentiment – from the same stamp set.

I’m looking forward to seeing your girly creations using plaid/gingham. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

INTAAS happiness

Love To Craft anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge week 31 – anything goes with colouring

Craft Rocket flowers

AAA Birthday birthday atg

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper