Saturday 31 October 2015

Winter Wonderland

Woops, nearly missed entering this months Rudolph Challenge, I made this card a couple of weeks ago but its never got blogged so I'm doing it now.  I love this Inkylicious Winter Cabin stamp and it goes so well with the sentiment which is also from them. The Deer, star and snowflake are all memory box dies. The background paper is the music for the song but can't really see it on here.  There is lots of glitter and chunky white frantage on here but the glitter doesn't show. I'd like to enter my card in these challenges :-

Rudolph Day  - Christmas
Allsorts  -          Christmas
Crazy4challenges - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes as long as its Christmas

Friday 30 October 2015

Double.double, toil and trouble

Not got much crafting done this week, can't seem to shift this horrible virus, seems to get a bit better and then ,wham, its back again with a vengeance. O.H is in even worse state with it, I even managed to drag him to the Docs which is something he never does, didn't do any good though, just told it's a virus will go on its own, well I wish I could put a spell on it and get rid of it !
I came in here to make a DT card for next week but somehow ended up making this Halloween card instead. Mixture of stamps ,Tree and bat are Hero arts, witch and cauldron are  Lavinia and toadstools are Inkylicious. Catching a few challenges:-
Daring Card Makers - Non cute Halloween
Cardsundmore - Halloween
Fantastic Tuesday - Halloween
Just Add Ink - W - is for witch
round and round the cauldron goes, in the poison'd entrails throw !   
I've eaten too much treacle sponge pudding and feel like I've eaten something from the cauldron !

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Bah Humbug?

Had a really nasty virus over the last ten days or so and O.H is still quite poorly with it, of course its all my fault for gadding out and fetching germs home LOL ! Really not been in the mood for doing anything but tonight I've just been playing about with various bits and pieces laid about. The background papers are left over from another card, the inkylicious house was a colouring mistake and I had stamped and coloured several of the "happy" sheep.  I think I must still be running a temperature as this card is a bit crazy ,having said that I do love this sheep with his Santa hat, baubles and lights, just a bit of fun. He does come with a bah humbug stamp but I prefer him to be merry.  A couple of challenges to enter

Fantasy Stampers - Animal Antics

Pixies Crafty Workshop  - my card is all snippets

Sunday 18 October 2015

Least Favourite colour

Its my turn to do mid month at Stamping Sensations and to make a card using my least liked colour. I found this quite difficult as I don't really dislike any colour but after a lot of thought realised I don't use yellow very much on my cards , never wear anything yellow and don't have it anywhere in my home.  For my card I've used the lovely Penny Black sunflower stamp, Die'sire lattice flourish die, yellow enamel dots and yellow ribbon.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

You Rock !

This week at Cardz4Guyz it is my turn to choose the challenge and I have chosen " You Rock" 
I usually go for very bright colours using this stamp but decided to go for a black and white theme this time, main stamp is Inkadinkado, guitar, stars and plectrum are from 1950's set from Creative Stamping magazine and I found the music background paper in my scrapbox.  The design team have come up with some fabulous samples so please visit us and have a look . Hope you will join us in this challenge.

Sunday 11 October 2015

Crazy witch

Feeling short on inspiration lately, even the two craft shows I went to last weekend didn't really spark anything creative in me. Tonight I've just been playing about with Crazy Bird Stamps , I did get the accessories set but not really played with it so tonight I thought I would try out the witchy bits and pieces. The trees are a obsession impression die and the skeleton flying across the moon is

I'd like to enter this in these challenges

Fantasy Stampers - Fright Night
Creative  Corner Challenges - Halloween

Friday 9 October 2015

Retro for Twofers

Nearly forgot to do the Twofers challenge this time, the theme is Retro and nothing immediately sprang to mind but last night I picked up a creative stamping magazine which had a sheet of 1950's stamps with it and it gave me an idea for a card.  Stamped the 50's housewife straight onto a piece of white card, stamped the star clusters from the same set and added some sparkles with glitter glue from the new Creative range from Once Upon A Stamp and it is really sparkly ! the banner and icecream sundae are Mollie Bloom stamps, again freebies, what a cheap skate I am  LOL !
There is still time to enter this challenge and there is a prize to be won ! Although it is called Twofers you only need to enter one item, have a go !

away with the fairies

Well this is a very pink card, not my usual stuff but it's for a seven year old girl's birthday and she is very into pink!  The fairy is a Lily Of The Valley stamp, one of the very few I own, the papers I bought at the Harrogate show along with some blue ones, an impulse buy but already come in useful. two diecut ovals and a punched strip. The little heart I stamped for another card and didn't use it so came in handy for this.  I'd like to enter my card in a couple of challenges
Cardz4galz  - Fairies
I almost forgot to mention that I used one of the new glitter glues from Once Upon A Stamp on the fairies wings, I wish you could see the glitter in all its glory, its iridescent and just beautiful !

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Button Up

This week at Cardz4guyz , Jan has chosen the theme of "Button Up" so lets see some buttons on your entry .  For my card I've used a new stamp I just got from Visible Image. layered up onto a inked and splattered background, I added a bit of frayed hessian and a couple of buttons. Hope you will join us in our challenge.

Monday 5 October 2015

More autumn colour

I think this will be the last of my autumn cards for this year, saving the rest of my orange papers etc for Halloween.  I bought this Woodware stamp at the Harrogate Craft show, mixed feelings about the show, we went on the Friday and it was very quiet. I think there would be some not very happy Exibitors there. It was in a huge temporary building and seemed quite empty, not a lot of atmosphere. However I did manage to get myself a "few" stamps, mainly from Inkylicious, watched a great demo by them, bought the stamps and now I can't remember how the cards were made, kraft card and white ink pad needed but now I've no idea what to do with them , about right for me .  Anyhow back to my card, the background panel is made with brusho paints and Inkylicious leaf stamps, I have no idea what this plant is meant to be but it reminded me of something called Chinese lanterns which we used to grow as kids. I'd like to enter it in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp  - Autumn is in the air
Simply Create Too - Autumn Splendour
Penny Black at allsorts - warm autumn colours
Allsorts - Nature

Sunday 4 October 2015

Autumn Colours

This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is to use Autumn colours.  For my card I have used lots of tiny stamps, mostly from Cardio. I have had some Tapestry stamps for years and never used them but I remembered watching a demo by them at Port Sunny last year and remembered how the wreath was done, first time I have even managed to make one without messing it up. The sycamore leaves stamp at the top was a freebie from Crafty Individuals years ago and is my favourite leaf stamp, sentiment is Clearly Besotted.  Remember we are a stamping challenge and your entry must have stamping as the focal point.

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Thursday 1 October 2015

Sassy !

A last minute entry for the Twofers challenge which now doesn't have to have two cards, come on girls get behind this new challenge that Zoe and Co are trying so hard to get off the ground, there are going to be prizes for the challenges in future so what's stopping you !

For my card I have used a Lost Coast design stamp, love these girls, they have such pretty, happy faces, masked them and stamped Cityscape Paris behind them and Kaisercraft Sketchy stamp for the ground.

I'd also like to enter this card into another new challenge cardz4gals and their challenge is to use your favourite colour, now that's a very difficult choice for me but I do prefer the warmer colour range,purples, reds, magenta etc for feminine cards, not quite sure what this colour is called but I love it.


This month at Sparkles Christmas Challenge the theme is Distress , for my card I have used distress inks to colour my card , used a piece of white card to form the snowy ground, stamped the trees with distress inks too, the deer are from a memory box die as is the gold star.  I distressed all the edges of the layers.  This month we have two sponsors .

Fantastic Ribbons who are offering a prize of £10 (with free P&P) to spend at their store

and a surprise prize from Marianne Designs
 I would also like to enter my card into Christmas card challenge - anything goes