Yeti and Penguin Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started a new ‘anything goes Christmas’ challenge. Here is my card:

All of these elements were created during an online event with Jenn Shurkus – I just didn’t put the cards together during the class – or since. I have an envelope full of the coloured images, so I decided to use some of them to create this card.

The background panel is stamped with snowflakes and onto that I adhered some vellum. I felt this would enable the images to stand out a little more.

As the images were already coloured and die cut, I played with the layout and used either glue or 3D foam to stick them down.

I hope you can come and join us with you Christmas creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Addicted To Stamps any occasion

Christmas Blog ChallengeChristmas and three colours (purple, teal, orange)

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

See You Soon….

The Alphabet Challenge has reached the letter ‘C’, and Dawn has chosen the theme of ‘CARS’. Here is my card:

I stamped the images first, coloured with Copics, then used the matching die sets to cut them out.

These were stuck down onto a white panel with 3D foam, this panel layered with a Lawn Fawn panel, then adhered to a white card base.

The sentiment is from the same car critter stamp set.

I look forward to seeing your ‘car’ creations in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Papercraft Challenges animals (on the farm)

Creatalicious Challengeanything goes

Arty Divas Challenge anything goes

Love To Craft Challengeanything goes

It’s Wine O’Clock…..

Hello there. A new challenge has started at Cardz 4 Galz, and the theme chosen by Claudia is ‘Food and/or Drink‘. Here is my card:

I chose several images from a Clearly Besotted stamp set, stamped haphazardly around a card panel, then coloured with Copics.

The sentiment and the ‘hics‘ are stamped as you see. This panel was then layered with a dotty paper, and then onto a white card base.

I look forward to seeing your food and/or drink creations…..xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Craziesanything goes with a critter

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

Crafty Friends – animals

B is for Blooms

The Alphabet Challenge has started another challenge. Having reached the letter ‘B’, Debbie has chosen the theme of ‘BLOOMS’. Here is my card:

I chose another stamp set from Clearly Besotted, it must be an older one as it also has the matching die – something they don’t do any more. I love the vase full of the Spring daffodils and tulips.

Once stamped, coloured with Copics, and die cut, I added some white gel pen for some detail.

The ‘hello’ sentiment was die cut several times and layered for dimension.

The background strip was an off-cut from a previously used piece of patterned paper.

I look forward to seeing lots of colourful blooms on our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Four Seasons Challenge anything goes Spring

TTCRD anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge week 15 – anything goes colouring

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Dragonfly Dreams Spring/Easter

Crafty Gals Corner Spring/Easter

ABC Christmas Challenge – Ho Ho Ho, or Inky

We have started a new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. H is for ‘Ho Ho Ho’ and I is for ‘Inky‘. As long as they are Christmas/Festive related – then you’re good. Here is my card:

I attached the patterned paper onto a white card base. The words are from an MFT die, die cut out of white glitter card, and layered several times with plain white card to create some dimension.

Santa was stamped coloured with Copics, die cut with the matching die, and some white gel pen added.

I wanted him to overlap the letters, so he has been raised with 3D foam squares.

I hope you can come and join us with your Christmas/Festive makes – following the themes – and increase the stash ready for the end of the year. I look forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Peace On earth Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge week 14 – anything goes with colouring

Cards Galore Challenge anything goes

Hay There – You Goat This…..

The Alphabet Challenge has started at the beginning of the alphabet, and this time Meg has chosen the theme of ‘A for Animal Antics‘. Here is my card:

I used the Lawn Fawn circle stitching dies to create circular frame in the patterned paper. Into this I adhered another circle – going for bright and fun colours.

I then stamped, coloured and die cut all the images – playing around with placement for quiet a while, then settled on what you see here.

Once these were stick down, I added the grass and flowers, layering and snipping as needed.

The sentiment was and adhered in a crooked manner to add a little more whimsy.

I’ve already sent this to my sister-in-law who is going through some stuff at the moment – hopefully it will brighten her day a little.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Animal Antics‘ creations – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps make your mark

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes colouring – week 13

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – anything goes with a critter

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

Thanks A Bunch

I fancied doing some Copic colouring today and created this card:

I started by stamping this oldie but goodie stamp from Clearly Besotted. I then chose some Copics to create different coloured tulips, and die cut with the matching die. Clearly Besotted don’t do matching dies any more, and my Scan-n-cut comes into play with the newer stamp sets.

The patterned paper was a freebie with their current and new release – yep, I ordered it all!! – and I thought was a perfect background layer for these flowers.

I wanted a vase for the flowers, so turned to the Honey Bee die set I have, and used vellum……which doesn’t really show up very much, so I outlined it in white.

To get the ribbon on the bunch of flowers to come out of the top of the vase, I had to snip a little – but I think it works.

I then used my Xyron for the vellum – a handy tip from Daniel West on one of his classes – then stuck this down, and added 3D foam under the bouquet itself.

The dots are from a previous Crop and Create event from Doodlebug, and the sentiment is from the same Clearly Besotted stamp set.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creative Crafters Challenge anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeEaster/Spring (colours and flowers)

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Inkspirational – photo inspiration

The Four Seasons Challenge anything goes Spring (spring flowers and colours)

Crafty Friends Challenge Spring Colours

Die Cut Divasdie cuts and tic tac toe (first left column – at least 2 layers, yellow, flowers)

You’re So Tweet

Hello again. Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge has started another challenge. This time the theme is ‘Tropical‘. Here is my CAS Tropical card:

For this card I used an older stamp, stencil and die set from Catherine Pooler. I first used an oval stencil on a white card base, then placed a piece of masking paper across the bottom to create the straight line, then added the leaves stencil on top of all that.

I used two colours of Distress Ink to create an ombre look.

Whilst this was drying, I stamped the images, coloured them with Copics, then used the matching dies.

Before sticking them all down, I stamped the sentiment – I remember this time to do this before I had virtually finished the card!

I played around with placement of the images until I came up with what I liked – some snipping of the leaves so I could put them under the branch a little more.

I hope you can come and join us with your CAS cards following the theme. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeanything goes

Colour Crazy Challengeweek 12anything goes with colouring

MMM Challenge use a stencil

Perfectly CAS CAS die cuts – one third or less

Addicted To Stamps make your mark

Just A Note…..

Hello there. Here is a card I created using a new stamp, stencil, and die set from Pinkfresh Studio:

I first stamped the image using Gina K Amalgam ink, then used the matching stencil to colour with green and orange. The matching die cuts all of the images – and separates them – in one pass, so I set them aside and worked on the background.

On a separate panel I stamped the image again, but didn’t use the stencil or die, and coloured the images in a Copic light brown – no shading, only one colour.

I then stamped the sentiment and heat embossed in brass onto vellum, then die cut using a circle die.

The brown floral panel was adhered to a card base, then the vellum circle was glued down – but only using dots of glue behind the letters – then edges were left unglued to enable me to place some of the floral die cuts around, underneath, and on top of the vellum. I snipped some of the images between the leaves to make this easier on some of the images.

I still have more than half of the floral images from the die cut left over to make another card – maybe two.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown orange, tan, green

Trimmies Craft Challengeanything goes

Crafty Catz weekly challenge anything goes

Tuesday Taggers Challenge flowers

Cut It Up Challengespring project including die cuts

My Time To Craft Challenge three or more layers (base panel, vellum, flowers)

Sending Cotton Hugs

The Alphabet Challenge has reached the end of the alphabet again. For the letter ‘Z‘, Caz has chosen the theme of ‘Zig-Zags‘. Here is my card:

The pink background is an Altenew stencil and pink Distress Ink, then framed by the Hero Arts infinity frame. The floral image is from Altenew, and lightly coloured with warm grey and cool grey Copics.
Once the floral images were coloured, I then die cut them with the matching dies, snipped a little, and arranged as you see. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

The Design Team has a wide variety of inspiration using the ‘Zig-Zag’ theme, which I hope you will have a look at, and also hope you will join us.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Fab’n’Funky Challengehand coloured image

Here Is A Place To start anything goes – option two of a kind

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes colouring – week 11