Friday, 18 May 2018

Daring Card Makers - Farewell

Hello, it's Friday again so time for another Daring Card Makers challenge!  The theme this week is

Retirement or Farewell Cards

I've made a Good Luck card for a colleague who I've worked with for around 16 years and this is for the office to sign.  I've used an image by Faith at From The Heart Stamps which sadly is no longer available as the store is now closed.  The sentiment came with the stamp too.

I've used Promarkers to colour plus added gems to the centres of the shamrocks and one I've rather gone over the top with the glitter on the one in the middle!


Ribbon and charm are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Embellishments
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 20 - Crafty Sentiments

It's time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and once again, I couldn't choose between the two images were were able to work with so I've used them both!  First up is Emmi-Lou and I've kept her very girly using papers I found in my stash that I'm trying to use up.  Coloured with Promarkers with ribbons, half pearls and charm from my stash.  Sentiment has been cut with an X Cut die.


And here is Gaffi who has also been coloured with Promarkers and a little stickles diamond glitter.  I've used an unbranded die for the backdrop and a Sizzix embossing folder.  Ribbon, half pearls and charm are again from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Girl
Kitty Bee:  Feminine
Aud Sentiments:  Cute and a Sentiment
Star Stampz:  2 or More Patterned Papers
Craft Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes

Giraffe
Alphabet Challenge:  D Is For Dots
Southern Girls:  Sparkle and Shine
2 Crafty Crazy Critters:  Anything Goes
Animal Friends:  Stitching

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Things Beginning With B

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've made this clean and simple card using the Doodle Dragonfly clear stamp plus the Bee Nice bees, all coloured with Promarkers plus a little bit of glitter.  The sentiment is also from the Bee Nice set and I've added my own embellishments.


Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CAS on Friday:  Birthday
Fussy and Fancy:  Favourite Florals
Patties Creations:  Flowers
Stamplorations:  Things With Wings

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Little Miss Muffet Challenge 189 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Little Miss Muffet Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are working with the new release stamps and here is one - Polka Dot Pals - Yedda.  I've coloured her up with Promarkers and used a cloud background from Winnie Celebrations 1 from Polkadoodles.  The background wasn't actually wide enough so I've had to piece it down the centre and added some Memory Box cloud die cuts to hide it!


The fence is a die cut that I found in my stash and I've used an unbranded die for the grass (both positive and negative cuts) and right at the front I've used two layers of Clearly Besotted grass die cuts which have been coloured with Promarkers.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  The Great Outdoors
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
Crafterholics R Us:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Retirement - Part 3

Here is the third page in the retirement card I made for a work colleague.  His last day was Friday and although I wasn't in work that day I've been told by quite a few people that he loved the card and I also got a lovely email to say the same. 


This page features Crouching Tiger Hidden Dunderton from Dr Digi and I've coloured him with Promarkers plus a computer generated sentiment and papers from a Papermania 6x6 stack - For Him.

It was easier to take the photos of each individual page rather than when they were joined together with metal rings!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz For Guyz:  Men's Hobbies
Through the Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
International Art & Soul:  All About Men
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Little Dudes - Superhero

And here is another Little Dude from Polkadoodles and this one is called Superhero!  I've coloured him up with Promarkers and used one of the papers and sentiments from the bundle.  I've layered it all onto some black card, added a running stitch around the background with a black fine liner pen and I've finally used the building die cuts that I've had in my stash for longer than I care to remember!


I didn't have two full strips that were long enough so had to piece the back one together.  I'd like to enter the following:

A Gem of a Challenge:  It's A Man's World
Crafting With Dragonflies:  Happy Birthday
Brown Sugar:  Masculine
Art Impressions Stamps:  Playing Dress Up
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Little Dudes - Prickly

I so enjoyed colouring up this Little Dude from Polkadoodles - he's one of 21 in the set of Little Dudes and this one is called Prickly.  I've coloured him with a combination of Promarkers and coloured pencils plus two of the papers from the kit and one of the sentiments.


I've simply added some kraft card, and waxed cord; the papers are lightly distressed and that's it!  And they are great images to colour!  I'd like to enter the folowing:

Brown Sugar:  Masculine
Crafty Catz:  Anything Goes with twist of So Cute
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments:  Cute and a Sentiment
Fab N Funky:  Garden or Outdoors

Friday, 11 May 2018

Daring Card Makers - Busy Bees

Time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and this week the theme has been set by Enfys and it is:

Busy Bees

I've used the wonderful Bee Nice clear stamps from Polkadoodles along with the Doodle Dragonfly stamp.  I've used Promarkers to colour plus added some fine glitter to the petals and wings.


Some of the bees have been cut out and added with foam pads for extra depth.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Cut It Up:  Flowers
Pattie's Creations:  Flowers
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Flowers

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 19 - Fred She Said

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Fred She Said and I've used both sponsor images.  First one is Nolan with Sign, coloured with Promarkers and I've handwritten the sentiment.  Papers are from my stash and I've used offcuts of card with an X Cut star die.  The little boy charm is from my stash.


And the second card I've used Happy Flowers.  Again I've coloured with Promarkers but decoupaged the largest flower, adding glitter and seed beads to the centres.  I've used papers I found in my stash, liquid pearl dots round the edges plus pink organza ribbon also from my stash.


Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Boy
Aud Sentiments:  Cute and a Sentiment
DLART:  Birthday
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday:  For The Boys

Flowers
Craft Rocket:  Use Embellishments
Cute Card Thursday:  Flowers
Crafty Gals:  Add a Flower
Moo Mania:  Flowers

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 158 - Anything Goes

Today starts a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme is

Anything Goes

I've made this card using a background coloured with Aquamarkers and an unbranded die for the birch trees.  I've also used unbranded dies for the stag (lightly inked with an old brown inkpad) and the curvy border.


I printed the sentiment on my computer and handcut the banner.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  J is for Joy, K is for Keep It Simple
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafterholics R Us:  Blue
I Love Promarkers:  Clean and Simple
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes