CAS – Hello

Hi there. I have created a card using some of the products received as I am attending the virtual Concord & 9th Summer Camp 2022 this weekend.

This die set was used by Cathy Zielske to create a couple of cards, so I used the ‘left-overs’ and some added die cuts – waste not, want not…..

I first stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, then whilst that was drying I assembled the flowers.

The die set, the card stock, and the patterned paper are supplied as part of the kit, as were the pink and yellow gems in the centre of the flowers. I also added some Pinkfresh Studio red gems around the sentiment.

I couldn’t let the die cuts go to waste, and they happened to fit in with the current challenge at Color Throwdown.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown red, pink, yellow, green

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeCAS

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challengeatg with patterned paper

Paper-pieced Leaves

Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. Billie A has chosen the theme of ‘two or more patterned papers‘. Here is my card:

I began by die cutting the Simon Says Stamp ‘Vine Background‘ three times in white, and then once with four different patterned papers.

I laid the first white die cut down, then placed a different piece from the patterned paper die cuts in the leaves, and then added the next two white layers on top – just in case I had some glue where I didn’t want it on the edges.

I then chose a pre-made sentiment – I think from Pinkfresh Studies but not exactly sure – and then dotted around some gems in the more open spaces.

I hope you can come and join us with your patterned paper creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Addicted To Stamps and More die cuts and/or stencils

Creative Fingers anything goes

Love To Craft anything goes

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

Pink Birthday

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. This time the theme has been chosen by Helen, and she has chosen ‘Think Pink’. Here is my card:

I think I may have fulfilled the brief!

I used a Lawn Fawn stitched scallop die on some patterned paper, also cutting out the centre and layering this with some pink splattered paper – also from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment was die cut with some pink sparkly card stock – layered a couple of times with white for dimension.

I then added some pink gems from Doodlebug Designs which are from a previous online class.

I’m looking forward to seeing all your ‘pink’ makes in our gallery – it should make for some very bright viewing. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday anything goes birthday (option signs of Springs not taken)

Daisy Chain Challenge – birthday

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Creations In Pinkanything goes mainly pink


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

Cardz 4 Galz – Fun Fold

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. This time we want to see your ‘fun folds’. It doesn’t have to be a card, but it does have to be papercraft related – a card, tag, layout – I decided to go with something a little different to my usual makes, and created a gift card holder:

I virtually attended the recent ‘Maker Mania 5’ and this was one of the projects on that intensive few days – a ‘Craft Along’ projects by the only UK company to be part of this event – Sir Stampalot, based in Peterborough.

I made the project using some different papers and embellishments, but the instructions and video were so easy to follow – I can see that I’ll make for little pressies in the future. It could be for any kind of gift card, so I’ll have to stock up on them

Following the written instructions – and watching the video yet again – I added all the paper layers to the base project.

The flowers are from left-overs from a previous card ‘Hey There’ snipped and added as you see.

The shabby ribbon is from my stash, bought ages and ages ago and used to tie the gift card holder together.

The gold embellishments were also part of the Maker Mania 5 kit – to add a little bling.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘fancy fold’ creations – I look forward to seeing wat you create. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft Challengeanything goes

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge add a flower

Arty Divasanything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Cardz 4 Galz – Zoo or Safari Animals

Dawn S has chosen the theme for the new Cardz 4 Galz Challenge – Zoo or Safari Animals. Here is my card:

For this card I chose to use patterned paper for the sky and grass – no idea where the paper came from other than in my stash! The grass pattern I cut with scissors to create hills, and used Distress Ink to blend on the edges. I also used the same patterned paper to create some grassy clumps.

The animals from Lawn Fawn ‘Wild For You’ were stamped, Copic coloured, and die cut with matching dies.

I also used some party hats – and of course the lion had to have a crown.

I decided to create the sentiment in a wild manner – haphazard and a weird shape for the word ‘wild’ – I think the craziness works……

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes colouring – week 8

Creatalicious Challenge anything goes with option of green

Craft Rocket Challenge – use an animal

Crafty Animals Challengeanything goes with an animal

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Die Cut Divasbirthday include die cuts

Cardz 4 Galz – Things With Wings

Hello there I am hosting the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I have chosen the theme ‘Things With Wings’. I chose this theme as I know there are lots and lots of choices here – from birds, to dragons, to fairies – it can be real of fantasy – the choice is yours as long as there are wings.

Here is my card:

I wanted to use this cute duck stamp set from Time For Tea Designs, as I thought they were quirky and fun to use for the valentine’s day card for hubby.

Once the duck images were stamped, coloured, then die cut, I worked on the scene. The additional lily pads and pond grass are from a Sunny Studio stamp set.

The grass was cut from green card stock, and the edges blended with a green Distress Ink, the brown is supposed to represent the ground – die cut using a cloud die – and the edges of the brown card stock slightly inked with another Distress Ink.

The water is a patterned paper from my stash, and cut free-hand.

I used a small off-cut of the pond/water paper to put behind the sentiment to make it stand out a little more.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Things With Wings’ themed creations – I look forward to seeing what you come up with. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Animals Challenge – anything goes with an animal

2 Crafty Critter Crazies anything goes with an animal as the focus

Moving Along With The Times love/anniversary/wedding

Crafts Galore anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge use a love sentiment

Cardz 4 Galz – Make It Sparkle

Hello once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge, and Dawn has chosen the theme of ‘Make It Sparkle’. Here is my glittery card:

I used a few sparkly glittery papers to create this card. The background leaves has glitter on it, and so does the main flower image – probably best seen in my second photo.

The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp, and die cut several time, including the top layer out of a matching paper, and stacked and glued as you see.

The whole card has quite a lot of glitter on the images – so very sparkly.

I hope you can come and join us – I am looking forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Creatalicious Challenge – anything goes (option winter not taken)

Aud Sentiments Challenge anything goes with a sentiment

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

A new challenge every Saturday