Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas candles

At Glitter n sparkle this week, the challenge is "winter."
I got this lovely image - xmas candles - from Ikes art.

I coloured it with my alcohol pens and added some fine glitter to the
white candles.
I used my swiss dots embossing folder to resemble snow and added a
sentiment from my pc. 
I think this one is from the fab site - Pink Petticoat, which is sadly no longer available. 

Monday, 4 December 2017

With sympathy

Sadly, I have been asked to make a fair few
sympathy cards recently. 

When I got "flower 3" image from Morgans Artworld, 
over at the Glitter n Sparkle blog,
I thought this would make a thoughtful and delicate sympathy card...

The sentiment came as a freebie from desert diva - and
it fits beautifully by the side of this image.
I coloured it with my alcohol pens and dry embossed the edges.

A simple card -
I don't think sympathy cards need much fuss or faff. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - atg - 11 Dec
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 15 Dec
Crazy 4 challenges - colour it! - 9 Dec
Morgans Artworld - atg - 15 Dec

Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas cards are coming...

At Patties Creations this month, 
we would like you to use "red glitter" on your project.
So easy to do, with the Christmas season just around the corner! 

Photographing glitter is not so easy though!
I used the red glitter on all the red berries in Patties image "wreath 2014" 
and on the edges of the ribbon too. 
I cut out, embossed and inked around the edges of the panels of the door,
cut out and inked a heart for the middle of the wreath,
added a gold 'door handle' which I piled with Glossy Accents,
and made a little golden 'letterbox' 
which I tucked in a tiny christmas card!

I really like this simple-looking card...
but it is far too fiddly to make many of these for Christmas.  Lol!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Mania - christmas - 31 Dec
Crafty calendar - it's christmas! - 30 Dec
CAS on sunday - christmas - 15 Dec
Creative fingers - atg - 25 Dec

Sunday, 19 November 2017


Thanks - thanksgiving is our  challenge this week

Our sponsor this time is Sparkle n Sprinkle -
I used their gorgeous image :Basket of hope. 
There are also some more sentiments which come with this image - 
it's a wonderful little bundle of digi-loveliness!

I have to say - the basket did take a looong time to colour, but I feel it was worth it. 
Once I had coloured the imaged, I didn't feel 
that it needed too much more. 
i added the corners which I trimmed fro a piece of brown card
and coloured around the edges with a few 
different shades of brown alcohol pens.
Because I had made a gingham design on the cloth inside the basket,
I replicated that by matting the whole image on 
a red gingham paper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty friends - add a sentiment - 1 Dec
Creative fingers - atg - 25 Dec
QKR Stampede - atg - 23 Nov
Creative with stamps - thankful - 1 Dec

Friday, 17 November 2017

A guest designer spot!

Woop woop!

I was invited to be a guest designer at Colour crazy challenge 
for a few challenges - and this is my first card for them.

The challenge is "anything goes" and I used the image
 "cute robin stocking" from Polkadoodles.

This was a really sweet image to colour. I used  a variety of my alcohol markers.
I embossed the background with my snowflakes folder and bigshot
and hand-doodled on each snowflake
with my white sakura pen. 
There's a spot or two of diamond stickles too, on each snowflake,
for a bit of sparkle n shine!
I cut and embossed a small border around the robin 
and added a sentiment from my pc.

I really enjoyed using this cute image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - atg / twist: sparkle n shine - 23 Nov
Creative fingers - atg - 25 Dec
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 26 Nov
2 Crafty critter crazies - atg with a critter/animal - 1 Dec
Crafty animals - atg - 29 Nov
C.R.A.F.T. - christmas - 23 Nov
Crimbo - atg - 22 Nov
Cute card thursday -  birds / animals - 22 Nov
 Hanna and friends - animals - 22 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 1 Dec

Sunday, 5 November 2017

It's definitely Autumn here!

The neighbours here have a sycamore tree, 
which sits on the border between our house and theirs, at the front.
Its a beautiful (and big!) tree, which has been colouring and shedding it's
leaves for the past weeks. 

Infact, when we opened up the door one morning, after a windy night, 
there was a sea of leaves that greeted us! 
We had to wade through them, to get to the cars on the drive!

When the "fall colours" challenge came through this week - 
I just looked out of the bedroom window and tried
to pick *some* of the colours from that tree.

I couldn't possibly find every colour.  Lol. 

So... for our challenge at Glitter n Sparkle 
this week,  I got "air dreamer" image from Ppinky dolls
and played with those colours...

I coloured her with my alcohol markers 
and diecut around her. 
I popped her onto many layers so
that I would have a chance to use a lot of colours.
I even got some gold washi tape in there, which I bought
in Canada lat year, and haven't used yet.
(It's behind the image, going horizontally.)

A couple of paper flowers, layered, finished this card.
I haven't decided on the sentiment for this one yet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - autumn - 13 Nov
Crafty calendar - autumn colours - 30 Nov
Crazy for challenges - layer it up - 12 Nov
Hiding in my craft room - fall colours - 11 Nov
Dies r us - anything "fall" - 14 Nov
Love to craft - atg - 30 Nov

Friday, 3 November 2017

M-I-L's birthday

I made this one for my Mother-in-Law.
The image is from Patties Creations
and its called "three birdhouses" where (handily) the 
challenge this month is "birthdays."

I decided to use autumnal colours for this one.
I embossed the edge of the white backing piece, and 
nipped off the corners, before inking all round.
The little banner was made with my cute little new die,
which I bought last week in the Range. 
The kraft card in the background has been
 embossed in my honeycomb fence embossing folder.
The cat is a memory box die.
('Mum' is also a die - cut on my bigshot!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative fingers - atg - 17 Nov
Jos scrap shack - atg - 14 Nov
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 27 Nov
Sparkles forum - autumn colours - 15 Nov