Monday, 27 March 2017

Mothers Day!

At Glitter n Sparkle, the challenge this week is to
make a card for "Mothers Day."

So I made a card for my Mum.
I was so pleased to get an image from Sami Stamps, this week!
I got "tower of whiskers" which I fell in love with, instantly.
Perfect for my Mum, as she is definately a cat lover - much like myself!

So, I coloured all the kitties with my spectrum noirs and promarkers,
I played around with different papers for the background, for ages
as I couldn't quite get a good combination together.

The white frame was diecut, as was the "mum" and the precious tied heart,
I visited "the Range" the day after I started making this card, and saw the kitty pawprint stamp...
infact, there were 3 different sized pawprints
in the set and I thought it would go perfectly...
and at 99p, considering all the cat cards I make, I thought 
it was a real bargain!
I embossed the back, light-brown strip 
with the pawprints folder I bought last yr on holiday.

I think this card will make my mum smile.

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

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A double birthday

It's my birthday today  - and also my sisters!
So I made her this card....

I used these colours as they are her favourites.
I wanted to make a different card, and did not use an image this time.
I sentiment was free...
I think it was from desert divas.
The grey and white hearts border is a washi tape
which I picked up in Canada last year on holiday,
The flowers are from docrarfts, I just layered a few together
and glossy-accented pearls in the centres.
The banner was cut using a spellbinders edging die.
I printed out the butterflies and fussy cut them before
popping the wings onto foam pads.
The swirls are (again) from the little xcut holly leaf set I got at christmas,
at Hobbycraft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty creations - atg - 30 March
Sisterhood of crafters - celebrating women - 21 March
Deep ocean - dots and or stripes - 20 March
Inky chicks - flowers - staped or embellishment - 31 March
Crafty cardmakers - for a special female - 26 March

Monday, 13 March 2017


It's March - and the theme for this weeks challenge at 
use some green.

From Spellbinding Stamps, I got the lovely -  Chrissy mermaid.
I coloured her with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens. I added 
wink of stella to her scales and hair too.. although you cant see the glittery effect
on the photo I took.
The sentiment was a freebie from desert divas.
The embossinf folder is one I bought last year, in Hobby Lobby, USA
and the die to cut the little swirls, came in a little pack with a few holly leaves and berries,
 from Hobbycraft.
(It's a cute little xcut die - only £2 i think!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Friday, 3 March 2017

Simple butterfly

I got a gorgeous image for this months "anything with wings"
challenge at Patties Creations this month...
I used "butterfly 1" for this card.

Because I wanted the butterfly to stand out, I 
picked quite a subtle backing paper.
I think this paper came free with a Docrafts mag, a while back!

The stamped sentiment was a stamp I bought on a car boot sale, a fortnight ago -
I paid 50p for about 6 stamps and an embossing folder (which I haven't used yet).
I coloured the butterfly with my promarkers and spectrum noirs and 
added some extra flecks of white with my sakura gel pen. 
The butterfly was also fussy-cut and raised on 3d pads.
Final finishing touches included inking the edges of the paper and the banner
and embossing a clean line around the paper.

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

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Orange and green

At Glitter n Sparkle this week, it's "anything goes" week...

I used the cute image "heart sunglasses girl" from Lemon Shortbread.
I used my promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour her. 
The spotty backing paper was an off-cut and I inked the edges as well as
embossing a line down each side.
Also, the sentiment is stamped from one of my new bargain stamps... i got 
5 in a pack, AND an embossing folder, for... 50p! 
( from the first car boot sale of the year, which we attended last weekend)
I punched the orange flowers and used my white sakura pen 
to give the a little more detail. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - atg - 2 March
Crafty Catz - atg - with twist of spring - 2 March
Creative fingers - atg - 3 March
Jos scrap shack - atg - 5 March
qkr stampede - atg / birthday - 4 March
Crafts galore encore - atg - 28 Feb
Crafty awesomeness - atg - 2 March
C.R.A.F.T - atg - 2 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 9 March
Lemon Shortbread - atg - 13 March

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Love cats?

At Glitter n Sparkle blog this week, we got the challenge...
"Love is in the air..."
I got the lovely image "the cats whiskers" from All Dressed Up.

This image originally comes with the sentiment,
'looking good!'
but I needed to change that for another sentiment for this card.
(I just made my own in a text box, in publisher.)
I used a precious hearts diecut and the backing paper if from lawn fawn. 
I made a little frame around the image, from the same paper as the backing paper.
I popped it up on 3d foam pads and inked all the edges.
The cute image was coloured with my promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - love - 21 Feb
Come and get it - love is in the air - 20 Feb
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 1 March
Stamping sensations - animal magic - 1 March
Crafty calendar - love is in the air -1 March
Dis digi stamps - include an animal - 1 March
Little miss muffet - atg - 24 Feb
Creative moments - atg / love is in the air - 21 Feb
I love promarkers - cas - 21 Feb
Simon says stamp - cute - 16 Feb
Passion for promarkers - CAS - 22 Feb

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Red and love

For the February challenge at Patties Creations, we  are challenging you to...
"use lots of red!"

I used 'candy hearts jar'
and knew I wanted to make this for my hubby.
That's why I used kraft card as a base. 
The image was lovely to colour with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens. 
I embossed a piece of kraft, then inked and 
backed it on red. 
I diecut the "love" and stamped "you."
The finishing touches were to emboss the edges and 
add some doodles with a white sakura pen. 
(The heart and the stitching around the edge.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

AAA cards - love - 20 Feb
Addicted to stamps - love - 20 Feb
Lil patch of crafty friends - atg - 19 Feb
Pile it on - hearts on fire - 20 Feb
Hiding in my craft room - red, pink and one other colour - 12 Feb
Simon says stamp - the colour of love - 9 Feb

A shaped card

Glitter and Sparkles challenge this fortnight, is...
"anything but a square or rectangle card."

So, I made  a shaped card... fit for a friend's little girl 
(well, she's not so little now! She's 10!)
Her name is Hannah - so I carefully created this H shaped card.

I used the lacy sunshine image - Rory Fae.
Colouring her with my promarkers and spectrum noir pens,
I sat her on the beam of the "H" 
after I had covered the shape in paper and inked the edges. 
I also added a a little, stamped "happy birthday"banner
(stamp sentiment and hashtag from lawn fawn.)
and some diecuts - the bow and the hanging "10"
The butterflies are punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

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

Brown sugar - atg - 2 Feb
Colour crazy challenge - atg - 15 Feb
Crafty catz - atg - and ladies card - 2 Feb
Creative fingers - atg - 4 Feb