Friday, 23 February 2018

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Week 8 - Lemon Shortbread

It's time for another Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread who have generously given the DT some images to use.  The theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I've used Beanie Girl and coloured her up with Promarkers and then used papers that I found in my stash - for once I actually picked the papers before I coloured the image!  I had a clear out over Christmas and found lots of printed papers that I'd forgotten I had, so I'm determined to use them up!


The sentiment is an X Cut die and I've added ribbons from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It Challenges:  Favourite Way To Add A Sentiment - die cuts because I can cut it to match the papers and they are nice and big!
Star Stampz:  Make It Girly
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Daring Card Makers - Stencilled Green - Spring

Welcome to a new Daring Card Makers challenge!  The theme for the week is:

Stencilled Green - Spring

This took me out of my comfort zone and spent some time trying to decide what I was going to do.  I already had some spray inks that had been donated to me by a fellow crafter who was having a clear out, however there wasn't a green!  So I bought one specially for the challenge!  So this one is Lime Burst Cosmic Shimmer.

I used the Hello Sentiment die from Polkadoodles and cut it 3 times, glued it together so I had a decent and study stencil.  I then placed it on the card panel and sprayed!  Quite pleased how it turned out as I was expecting a disaster on my first attempt!


I found some acrylic not quite clear flowers in my stash so I've added them along with some silver balls I also found.  To finish, I've inked the edge of the panel with distress inks and then layered it onto the card blank.

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

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
DL.ART:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenges:  Anything Goes

Polkadoodle Chalenge - Spring Colours or Anything Goes

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to use Spring Colours and I've used this wonderful stamp set from Stampin' Unicorn called Heavenly Bluebells.  I've coloured them with Promarkers; the butterflies are from the Dotty Daisies stamp set (no longer available)  I've added a line of liquid pearl dots around the edge of both panels (Sizzix dies) and I printed the tag sentiments myself.  Embroidery thread from my stash.


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

Cardz 4 Galz:  Stamping - No Digi's
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Dies R Us:  Tag, You're It
Let's Create:  Anything Goes plus Mother's Day option
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Emogeez Happy

It's beginning to look a bit more like Spring and here is Emogeez Happy from Dr Digi that will hopefully put a spring in your step!

You get two designs on the sheet of A4 plus extras so I enlarged an then cut this one out, adding some X cut stars with card from my stash and some stiff red parcel twine.


Nice and quick and easy to make!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Aurora Wings:  BINGO - I've used the diagonal from top right to bottom left (Sentiment, Die Cuts, Bow)
The Corrosive Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Paper Girls Guest Designer - Black and White

A while back I won one of The Paper Girls challenges and was asked to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge!  Well, that challenge is here and the theme is

Black and White

I've used a Sizzix die which is really lovely to use and cuts great!  The white card is linen effect and I've added a black panel behind to show off the detail.  Half pearls are from my stash and I've handwritten the sentiment.


Thank you to the Paper Girls for asking me to be a GD!  I'd like to enter the following:

Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes with Option of Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges:  Things With Wings
AAA Challenges:  CAS and Die Cuts
Dragonfly Dreams:  Flowers
CAS on Friday:  Dies

Saturday, 17 February 2018

All About Daisy

A nice bright card to counterbalance the dreary weather!  I've used Stampin' Unicorn All About Daisy stamps and coloured them with Promarkers plus added dots with a white gel pen.

I've added a line of dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the card and then added the organza ribbon from my stash.


The flowers have been layered up with foam pads of varying heights.

I'd like to enter the following:

Inspire, Create:  Sketch followed
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks:  Lots of Layers
Cardz 4 Gals:  Stamping

Friday, 16 February 2018

Daring Card Makers - Coffee or Tea Break

It's Friday so time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge!  The theme for the week is

Tea / Coffee Break

I've used Cuppa from Dr Digi and coloured it with Promarkers before adding it to the card with foam pads.  The papers are from Funky Hand - Time For Tea download and are no longer available - I found them in my stash when having a clear out over Christmas and knew they would be perfect with this image!


Good luck with the challenge!

Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations:  Love Is In The Air
Seize The Birthday:  Tea
Country View Crafts:  Anything But Cute
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Add A Heart

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or New Beginnings

It's Friday so time for a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme, as always is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged with a theme of New Beginnings.  I've used Winnie Celebrations 2 kit and coloured her up with Promarkers then cut her out.  The papers are also from the same collection and I had to be clever with piecing them together as they were left overs from a previous project but as I don't like to throw anything away, they were going to get used!


I've also used the Fluffy Cloud Dies - generally to hide the paper joins!  And to finish, I've added a faux running stitch around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen and the organza and satin ribbons are from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!

Jo's Scrap Shack:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Star Stampz:  Make It Girly
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers:  Dies

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 7 - Createful Heart Stamps

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

Anything Goes

The sponsor this week is Createful Heart Stamps and I've used Perkin' Up image and coloured it with Promarkers and coloured pencils.  Papers, pearls and ribbons are from my stash.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Unicorn - Bits and Pieces paper pad


Good luck with the challenge!

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge:  Mother's Day / Female
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 152 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

This is a Christmas / Festive only challenge.  I've had a dig around in my stash (I buy all sorts of things that I can potentially use in the January sales!) and found this wooden jumper which was a Christmas tree decoration.


I've embossed a panel of card with a Sizzix embossing folder and then cut it and the co-ordinating papers - Let It Snow 12 x 12 papers - with a wavy stitched line die.  I've added a bakers twine bow plus a handwritten Sizzix tag and half pearls from my stash.

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

Mix It Up Challenges: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters:  Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes