Friday 15 January 2016

First post of the year

I know it's been a long time since I  posted but it was soooooooo busy here I barely got time to make cards I really needed never mind ones for fun!!! However my resolution for this year is to make time for using my crafty staff not just adding to it. 

This post is for Crafty Girlz and we are sponsored by the fabulous Just Inklined. I have used Burlesque for this card.

I used some papers from a magazine I've had for a long time another thing I will be trying to do this year is to use up what I have....I feel this may take some time!!!

I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir pencils and blending solution. I was aiming for a nice soft look for the image and felt pencils were more appropriate. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafts And Me: Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes
OLLCB: Girlie
Tuesday Throwdown: Dimension
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Anything Goes
Creative moments: Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: Female Birthday 

Thank you as always for popping by and any comments you can take the time to leave a greatly appreciated. 

Sunday 28 June 2015

Pile It On Challenge 75

Hello again, sorry been awol for a bit but hoping to get back on track...again. This time at Pile It On we would like you to use the colours of your national flag. We are sponsored by the fabulous A Day For Daisies who are offering 3 images of your choice as a prize.

A Day For Daisies (ADFD) provides themed categories of over 1000 digital illustrations, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!
ADFD FACEBOOK: Daisies/142905905744876?ref=ts

I went with the fabulous Vintage Dog Walk. As soon as I saw it I though of my daughter. I think this will be her in a few years time but maybe with more or a bigger dog. I coloured this with my pencils.
I used a template to make the card and used some washi tape to cover the front as it was red and blue like the flag.

I am entering this card is the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas - red, white, blue
Crafty Creations - red, white, blue
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - anything goes
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Inky Impressions - embellish it
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Scrap Creations - red, white and blue
Sister Act - anything goes
Simon says - anything goes
Stamp and Create - summer fun
TTCRD - anything goes

Thank you as always for popping by and any comments are always read with great appreciation. 

Sunday 26 April 2015

Pile It On Challenge 66

 I am sorry I have been missing I have not been at all well but seem to be recovering now thankfully, I have a few cards to post which I will do tomorrow. This time at Pile It On we are looking to see you use a pattern in more than one way.

 My sister has moved house so I wanted something to give as a little something for her new house. I had bought a plain chipboard frame, and could see this in my head or a version of anyway. I used some dotty decopatch paper and covered the frame. I used some gold buff it to go round the edges to give it that gilded look, this was much easier then using gilding flakes. I raided my stash of flowers and went to town with them. I used some if the dotty paper for some of my flowers as well. I cut lots of cream Gerber type flowers on my Silhouette. I cur some flourishes and

 I was looking at the scrap and though that would make a nice stencil so that's what I did with it. I mixed the buff it with a little water and used some blending foam to dab the solution through my cut outs to create the background for my vinyl letters. My sister has sight issues so I needed a strong contrast that she will be able to see. 

This is a close up of some of the flowers, you can see the cream pointy flowers that created my new stencil.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Suzy Bees - ATG
Fan Tastic Tuesday - ATG
Top Tip Tuesday - 3 of something - Flowers
Crafting For All Seasons - Milestone Celebrations
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
Sugar and Betty - ATG
Word Art Wednesday - ATG
Crafty Cardmakers - Dots

Thank you as always for popping by and any comments you have the time to leave are greatly appreciated.

Sunday 12 April 2015

Pile It On Challenge 64

Hello again, this time I am posting for Pile It On and we would like to see your creations with fancy frames or beautiful borders. We are sponsored by the wonderful

and we have a prize of $7 gift certificate available. I choose We Wish You a Merry Christmas stamp.

I coloured the image with my pens, I used some double sided sheet to attach the die cut borders cut from a scarp of gold paper and the stamp plate. I knew the tape would hold the edge of the border I had stuck down so I could leave one edge a little freer. I used glamour dust all over the rest to create my glittered background. This was a first for me and I really like the effect.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - ATG
ABC Christmas - G is for glitter
Completely Christmas - ATG
Scribble and Scrap - ATG
Just Inspirational Challenges - ATG
Clear It Out - ATG
Fan Tastic Tuesday - ATG
Pixie's Creations - Use snippets
Penny's Paper - ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Inspiration Destination -ATG
Crafty Calendar - Add a sentiment
Craft your passion - ATG
One Crazy Stamper - ATG
Natalie and Amy - Frame It 
Sister Act - ATG
613 Avenue - ATG

Thank you as always for popping by and any comments you have the time to leave a greatly appreciated.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Crafting From The Heart

Hello again, I know I am late again, but I was not very well and unable to get to the pc to do my post, feeling a bit better now though thank goodness. 

Oakpond Creations

This time we are sponsored by the fabulous Oakpond Creations and I choose the lovely reading rabbits. 
 I decided to make a gift bag as I don't really send Easter cards but I do give Easter gifts.

I coloured the image with my pens, Spectrum Noir and Promarkers looking at it now I should have gone darker with my rabbits but they look good in real life. I used some scraps from my box for the mats of gold and orange. I embossed a piece of green card and used spiced marmalade distress ink to pick out the embossing.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - ATG
Fan Tastic Tuesday - ATG
Pixie's Craft Workshop - Use some snippets
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Penny's Papercraft - ATG
Jo's ScrapShack - ATG
Sister Act -ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -ATG

Thanks as always for popping by and any comments you are kind enough to leave are greatly appreciated