Friday, 18 May 2018

Baby cards

Over at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week,
the "anything goes" challenge
is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.
The cute image is called 'Gaffi.'

Infact, Gaffi is so cute - I made 2 cards with him...

The first card I made is for a baby boy.
I found a lovely verse on the internet and typed it next to my image.
I used my new nuvo pens, spectrum noirs and promarkers 
to colour the image.
After inking around the square, I dry embossed the edge, matted it onto
dotty embossed card and a gingham border and dry embossed around the 
square dotty embossed mat, too.
 A few gems and a printed blue gingham ribbon finished this card.

I coloured this image in the same way as the first.
The sentiment was printed straight onto the card and I diecut a gingham 
circle for Gaffi to sit on. 
The same gingham was used as a matting for the image. 
To finish off, I used a pink fineliner to do some faux stitching
around the edge of the white shape.

I would like to add these into the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - atg - 25 May
QKR Stampede - atg - 25 May
Simply papercrafts - atg - 25 May
Aud sentiments - cute and a sentiment - 11 June
Little miss muffet - atg - 31 May

Friday, 4 May 2018

Three Daisies

Over at Patties Creations this month, we challenge you to
 use FLOWERS on your projects.
I used Patties adorable image: three daisies...

Such a pretty image! I knew straight away
which colours and patterns I would like to use with this image.
Black, grey and white - and polkadots!

I punched the top black edge, and diecut the white and black bottom edges.
The butterflies are punched and the image was coloured with
my alcohol markers. I mainly used cream for the petals, 
with a touch of blossom pink on the bottom and top of each petal. 
The sentiment stamp was a freebie - I have had this one a looong time, and never used it.
(I don't know why!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 20 April 2018


The wonderful - Polkadoodles - are sponsoring us this week, 
at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

I was delighted to receive the image called "big bunch."

After colouring her with my alcohol pens, 
I fussy-cut around her and popped her onto 3d foam.
I felt she didn't need a lot else, so just embossed the background
and inked the edges and corners. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
 Crafting with friends - mothers day - 26 April
Jos scrap shack - atg - 27 April
Polkadoodles - atg - 28 April
QKRstampede - atg - 27 April
Simply papercrafts - atg - 27 April
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Digi choosday - atg - 25 April

Thursday, 12 April 2018


It was my Mother and Father in Law's anniversary a few days ago.
I made this card for them:

The image is so cute, and just reminded me of them...hahaha.
The image was a freebie (!!) from Dearie dolls.
Mary Ellen Smith - the artist - makes some delightful images...
there are literally hundreds to look through!

I coloured the image with my alcohol pens,
and added some diecut swirly leaves, a few paper flowers (Stacked on top
of each other)and a diecut / stamped sentiment.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:
Little miss muffet - atg - 20 April
Crafting from the heart - atg - 16 April
Cutie pie - delightful digi's - 1 May
Die cut divas - atg - 2 May

Friday, 6 April 2018

A baby girl

At Patties Creations this month, we are challenging you to
use "ducks or bunnies."
I love the image "laundry basket with duckie" and I think I could make
many different cards with this image -
this is the first one...

I diecut the shape, inked the edges, added some punched flowers and
backed onto pink gingham - truly baby-girl paper, I think.
I coloured the image with my alcohol pens. 

I would like to add this to the following challenges:
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Creative knockouts - atg - 12 April
Through the craft room door - atg - 9 April
Crafty creations - atg - 10 April
Crafty gals - atg - 11 April

Friday, 23 March 2018

Spring wreath

At the Crazy Colour challenge this week, 
as usual, the theme is "anything goes."

 I won this a few weeks back and knew this would make a gorgeous card
 - and it's very versatile! 
The great thing is, it's not only one image - it comes in black and white,
 coloured, AND with two sentiments! Bargain!
 I coloured it with a few of my alcohol markers:
 Spectrum noirs:  JG5, LG2, EB6, HB1, DR6.
Promarkers:  Rose pink, Bl28 Marchossom, Amythest.
The word MUM was cut on my bigshot - with my wingo zingo alphabet die. 
I embossed the white piece of card
 and inked the edge with my new chalk ink-pads.
The butterflies were punched.
I drew on some faux-stitching around the edge of the blue paper and inked the edge. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Card mania - embossing - 31 March
Cards galore encore - atg - 31 March 
Creatalicious - atg optional birthday - 1 April
Create and inspire - all about mums - 10 April
Ccc digis - for the girls - 1 April
Digi doodles - feminine fancy - 29 March
Fussy an fancy - spring flowers - 5 April
Simon says stamp - floral frenzy - 1 April
That's crafty - spring - 5 April
Die cutting divas - flowers - 28 March

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sister's birthday

A couple of days ago, it was my birthday! And my sisters, too!
(I'm 10 mins older.)
I made her this card...

... as I know she is always on her laptop! 

The image is from bugaboo - coloured with my alcohol pens. 
It's hard to see from the photo, but I cut out the screen part of the image and popped
a printed sentiment behind it -
I raised the pc image on 3d foam, with the birthday sentiment flat on the card base. 
Both the baking papers came from a new paper pad I got recently..
"craft sensations" by Grafix.
I got 4 paper pads... excellent value for money. 250gsm and double sided.
The little facebook thumb stamp came from a lawn fawn set. 
Sister was diecut with wingo zingo font
and the butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

I would like to asdd this to the floowing challenges:
Crafty friends - for a special lady - 24 March
Crafty catz - atg plus optional bug (butterfly) - 23 March
QKR Stampede - atg - 24 March
Archiscraps - chevrons and blue - 1 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 1 April
Createalicious - atg (optional - birthday) - 1 April
Creative craft cottage - make it feminine - 4 April
Ccc digi creations - for the girls - 1 April