Wednesday, 23 May 2018

With sympathy


This is a commissioned sympathy card, an 8 x 8 card, using Tattered lace paper background with a die cut label topped with the upcycled floral image on a piece of white card wrapped with the organza ribbon, with added butterflies from Hobbycraft and the sentiment.


This is for:

Daring cardmakers: time to say goodbye
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Unicorn 32: monochrome
Monochrome magic 11: monochrome
Use your stuff 312: found
Let's craft and create 137: anything goes + option: lace, ribbon, twine
Creative Friday 205: butterflies
The cutie pie 123: add a butterfly
Pearly sparkles 28: things with wings
Crafty calendar May: things with wings
Moo mania & more: even more flowers
Fabrika fantasy 20: flowers
Dare 2 B artzy May: dreaming of flowers
Sasayaki glitter May: flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 82: anything goes
Always fun 59: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 207: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 68: anything goes
Crafty creations 367: anything goes
Penny's 381: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Happy birthday dearest friend


I can't believe that I'm on here with a second post today! At least I'm starting it, but might have to come back later to finish as John has an appointment this afternoon and we'll have to get ready soon ... life does interrupt!

This is a simple decoupaged card made with supplies from a magazine freebie kit:


This is for:

Everybody art 426: for friends only
Creative inspirations May: clean & simple or fussy & fancy
AAA cards 115: inspired by nature
Cupcake inspirations 446: pastels
Moo mania & more: even more flowers
The card concept 93:

Fabrika fantasy 20: flowers
Dare 2 B artzy May: dreaming of flowers
Sasayaki glitter May: flowers
MFT birthday project
DL.ART 228: birthday
CAS on Friday 133: birthday card
Allsorts 468: happy birthday
Always happy birthday May: birthday anything goes + option: flowers
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 82: anything goes
Always fun 59: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 200:  anything goes
Crafting from the heart 207: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 68: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 367: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 166: anything goes
Creative moments 143: anything goes
Penny's 381: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Crafty catz 417: anything goes
Creative fingers 147: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 234: anything goes
The crafty addicts 48: anything goes + option: spring is in the air
Create and inspire 74: anything goes + option: springtime
Not just cards May: anything goes
The creative crafters 4: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Stepper card


This is a commissioned card I was asked to make for a granddaughter who is artistic - I hope it hits the spot!

The background on the left and the pieces across the bottom are offcuts from some Paris Nights 12 x 12 papers. The one under the lefthand topper is flocked ... lovely touchy feely. I can't remember where the toppers came from ... I've had them a long time - they had to be fussy cut. Other papers are offcuts from double sided paper by American Crafts called the colour of memories, with the addition of two glittered stars from Hobbycraft.



It's been a long time since I showed any crafting that isn't for my weekly Christmas or monthly Patterned Paper challenges. I'm still crafting when asked to do commissions, but have had to cut back generally because of John needing more of my time. I've also been trying to really sort out my craft stuff and label so that I can find the right things without having to hunt for them ... I'm still doing it ... one day soon, it will be done and I'll feel happier knowing it's all in order ... I like to be organised, so it does bother me a bit ...

Anyway, back to this card ... I' entering it into the following challenges:

Pixie's snippets 326 (it's ages since I've been to the playground to play or just want the world go by- lol)
The paper girls 152: shapes
Art impressions 232: playing dress-up
Cardz 4 galz 71: all dressed up
Aloha 118: feminine
Scrapping 4 fun 115: ladies
Dragonfly dreams May: here come the girls
Ellibelle's crafty Wednesday May: for ladies or girls only
Stamp ink paper 151: ABCs and 123s
As you like it: favourite pink or blue and why: pink for girlie cards
MFT birthday project
DL.ART 228: birthday
Allsorts 468: happy birthday
Crafting with dragonflies 104: birthday card
Always happy birthday May: birthday anything goes
Creatalicious 139: anything goes + option: all that glitters
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 82: anything goes
Always fun 59: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 200:  anything goes
Crafting from the heart 207: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 68: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 367: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 166: anything goes
Creative moments 143: anything goes
Penny's 381: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 336: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 189: anything goes
Cardz TV 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 67: anything goes
Crafty catz 417: anything goes
Creative fingers 147: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 234: anything goes
Polka doodles 20: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 39: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
The creative crafters 4: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 151: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 19 May 2018

CHNC challenge 386


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 386 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'candy canes'.

The background paper is from a DCWV set from some time ago - sorry that there aren't many candy canes evident on this card, but they are there! The reindeer and Santa were from The Works last year, as were the felt and card stockings.


This is also for:

12 months link up 41
Christmas crafts all year round May: anything goes
The merry Christmas 20: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 158: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 81: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 200:  anything goes
Crafting from the heart 206: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 67: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Craftaholics R us 20: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 366: anything goes
Creative moments 143: anything goes
Penny's 380: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 335: anything goes
Cardz TV 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 67: anything goes
Creative fingers 147: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 234: anything goes
Polka doodles 20: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
The paper nest dolls May: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 39: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
The creative crafters 4: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 68: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 150: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 12 May 2018

CHNC challenge 385


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 385 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a tree or two or more'.

This 8 x 8 square card was made with background paper from the Christmas Past collection by Craftwork cards, with other pieces added from other Christmas kits, with a Dovecraft doily.


This is also for:

12 months link up 41
Christmas crafts all year round May: anything goes
The merry Christmas 19: anything goes + option: decorations
Crimbo crackers 158: anything goes
Creatalicious 138: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Lil patch of crafty friends 81: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 199: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 205: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 67: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 366: anything goes
Penny's 379: anything goes
PDE 19: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 334: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 188: anything goes
Cardz TV 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 67: anything goes
Creative fingers 146: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 233: anything goes
Polka doodles 19: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 5: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 51: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 47: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Your scrapbook place May: anything goes
The paper nest dolls May: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 39: anything goes
Not just cards May: anything goes
Create and makes 21: anything goes
Corrosive 5: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 67: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 150: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 5 May 2018

CHNC challenge 384


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 384 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a bell or bells'.

The glittered shake, bells and sentiment oval were taken from an unknown kit that I've had for a long while, on to a shaped card blank, with a smaller version used inside.


Inside:


This is also for:

12 months link up 41
Christmas crafts all year round May: anything goes
Merry Monday 288: no stamping
The merry Christmas 18: anything goes + option: decorations
ABC Christmas May: K for keep it simple
Crimbo crackers 157: anything goes
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Unicorn 32: monochrome
Monochrome magic 10: monochrome
Kraftin Kimmie 429: shaped cards
Do-al(l) kreatives 17: not square/rectangular
Papercraft 10: clean and simple
Creative inspirations May: clean & simple
Artistic inspirations 199: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 204: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 66: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Crafty creations 365: anything goes
Penny's 378: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 333: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 528: anything goes
Cardz TV 45: anything goes
Crafting with friends 66: anything goes
Creative fingers 146: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 232: anything goes
Polka doodles 18: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 114: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 57: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 5: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 51: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 47: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Your scrapbook place May: anything goes
Creatalicious 138: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 3: anything goes
Create and makes 21: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 67: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
Inspiration destination 149: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2018 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2018 challenge - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge using some patterned paper.

This 8 x 8 card was commissioned. The background paper was from a magazine pack - the photo doesn't do it justice as the butterflies are silver foiled and the leaves etc around the bottom are foiled as well. I added the open weave hessian (I'd had some in my stuff for ages and not used any for a long time), alongside a lovely piece of lace. The material and pearl flowers and the chipboard butterflies were from The Works. I added the little sentiment panel which says 'Sorry for your loss'.



This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 218: get well or sympathy
Art impressions 231: winged things
Brown sugar 277: pearls
Ike's world 108: anything goes/monochrome
Unicorn 32: monochrome
Monochrome magic 10: monochrome
Always fun 56: flowers
Cupcake inspirations 445: floral
Everybody art 424: flower
Crafty friends 82: flowers
Kreativ-durcheinander 54: flowery
Fabrika fantasy 20: flowers
Lil patch of crafty friends 80: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 199: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 204: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 66: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 365: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 164: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 332: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 187: anything goes
Cardz TV 45: anything goes
Crafting with friends 66: anything goes
Creative fingers 145: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 231: anything goes
Polka doodles 17: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 114: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 57: anything goes
Papercrafters' linky party 13: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 5: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 51: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 47: anything goes
Love to craft 22: anything goes
Your scrapbook place May: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 106: anything goes
Creatalicious 138: anything goes + option: add a sentiment
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 3: anything goes
Create and makes 21: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 67: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra May: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 400: anything goes
Inspiration destination 149: anything goes
DL.ART May linky

Saturday, 28 April 2018

CHNC challenge 383


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 383 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'for a child'.

The embossed background was created using mirror card with an Embossalicious embossing folder. The lovely big topper is from an old Kanban kit - the snowman, child and dog are embossed. I added the peel off greeting (they still come in handy sometimes - lol!).



This is also for:

12 months link up 40: anything goes
The merry Christmas 17: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 157: anything goes
Winter wonderland: snow much fun
My time to craft 369: inspired by a film: The Snowman
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Hiding in my craft room 350: any holiday
Lil patch of crafty friends 80: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 198: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 66: anything goes
Crafty creations 365: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 164: anything goes
Penny's 377: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 332: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 400: anything goes + twist: less is more: CAS
Cardz TV 45: anything goes
Crafting with friends 66: anything goes
Creative fingers 145: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 231: anything goes
Polka doodles 17: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 114: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 57: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 106: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu April: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Inspiration destination 149: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 66: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Saturday, 21 April 2018

CHNC challenge 382


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 382 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a house or other building'.

A simple card made with an embossed card blank, with an offcut piece of embossed purple mirror card (star of wonder embossing folder), with a frame and topper from an old Kanban kit.



This is also for:

12 months link up 40: anything goes
The merry Christmas 16: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 156: anything goes
My time to craft 369: inspired by a film: Home for Christmas
Just us girls 437: predominantly purple
Lil patch of crafty friends 80: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 198: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 202: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 65: anything goes
Pinspirational 213: anything goes
Crafting by designs: April anything goes
Crafty creations 364: anything goes
Penny's 376: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 331: anything goes
Cardz TV 42: anything goes
Crafting with friends 65: anything goes
Crafty catz 413:  anything goes/clean and simple
Jo's scrap shack funday 230: anything goes
Polka doodles 16: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu April: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Inspiration destination 148: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 66: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Saturday, 14 April 2018

CHNC challenge 381


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 381 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'snowman or woman (or family)'.

Papers are from my Christmas offcuts box, glittered twine and layered glittered and shiny snowflakes from The Works last year and the snowman cut and upcycled from a card received last year.


This is also for:

12 months link up 40: anything goes
The merry Christmas 15: anything goes
ABC Christmas April: H for hats
Crimbo crackers 156: anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas + option: jolly
CRAFT 463: Christmas
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): recycle something (the snowman)
Country view April: re-use (the snowman)
Pixie's snippets 323 (all papers)
Hiding in my craft room 348: super scraps Saturday
Double D: twine
Dragonfly journeys 115: baker's twine
Always fun 53: anything goes
Artistic inspiration 197: anthing goes
Crafting from the heart 201: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 65: anything goes
Pinspirational 213: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 364: anything goes
Penny's 375: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 330: anything goes
Cardz TV 42: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 229: anything goes
Polka doodles 15: anything goes
QKR stampede 291: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu April: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 27: anything goes
Inspiration destination 148: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 65: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Saturday, 7 April 2018

CHNC challenge 380


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 380 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'something funny'.

I love this Cathy Crabby Christmas: Be naughty image from Bugaboo Stamps. I used it digitally, with some Bugaboo paper for the background and the strtip under the Ho! Ho! Ho!  and found the Bah Humbug circle free on the internet, adapting it to fit.



This is also for:

12 months link up 40: anything goes
The merry Christmas 14: anything goes
ABC Christmas April: H for hats
Crimbo crackers 155: anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas + option: jolly
Catch the bug: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 79: anything goes
Artistic inspiration 197: anthing goes
Digi choosday 14: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty by designs: anything goes
Penny's 374: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 328: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 524: anything goes
Crafting with friends 64: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 228: anything goes
QKR stampede 290: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 50: anything goes
Digistamps4Joy 147: anything goes + option: bright colours
Eclectic Ellapu April: anything goes
Pearly sparkles 27: anything goes
The paper nest dolls April: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 38: anything goes
Inspiration destination 147: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 65: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Love to craft challenge 21 April


As you know, I made the hard decision to step down from DT work because of John's health, but I had already prepared this card and Leslie graciously suggested that I still show it for April.

So this is my card for Love to craft challenge 21 April: anything goes - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to enter our challenge.

This was a commissioned card (I know it was well received with pleasure). The background piece of card is some I've had for some time. I criss crossed the card with glitter and washi tapes before mounting the lovely big stamped image using the Keys to Music stamp by Troy Crisswell (Stamps Happen), coloured with spectrum noir pens, cut out and matted on to toning card. I used a piece of that card to run through the printer for the sentiment (sorry, not very clear here) - as this was a slightly shiny card I was able to quickly throw some silver embossing powder on the print out and heat it.The flowers were from Hobbycraft, originally white, but brushed lightly with stormy sky distress ink.

Blue for Joy Clair mood board April: anything goes:

April


This is also for:


Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
The house that stamps built M2818: anything goes
Stamping sensations April: one for the girls
A gem of a challenge 216: female birthday with a sentiment
Art at Stampz by Star: throw on the flowers
Always happy birthday: anything goes
Crafty catz 410: anything goes + twist: use old stash
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 79: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 64: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 373: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 162: anything goes
Penny's 373: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 328: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 396: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 185: anything goes
Cardz TV 41: anything goes
Colour crazy 13: anything goes
Crafting with friends 64: anything goes
Creative fingers 144: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 227: anything goes
Polka doodles 13: anything goes
QKR stampede 289: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 56: anything goes
Crafty friends 80: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes
Classic design team 24: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 50: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 46: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu April: anything goes
Your scrapbook place April: anything goes
Not just cards March: anything goes
The creative crafters 2: anything  goes
Create and makes 20: anything goes
My creative scoop color inspiration link up 32
Ellibelle's creative moments papercrafters' linky party 9
Inspiration destination 147: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 65: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2018 challenge


This is my design card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2018 challenge - please click on the link to see the inspirational designs by my team and we hope you will join in our challenge using some patterned paper.

This 8" x 8" card was made using a background paper from DCWV Mariposa stack, with elements from Docrafts Papermania midnight blush capsule collection - heart lace paper, big bloomers (some cut down to layer), large ribbon bows - a textured rub on Happy Anniversary, the Love acetate topper (can't remember where I got this) and the lovely little swirls with pearls from Create and Craft. I stamped the lovely Stampington forget me not inked with memento, covering the words with the Congratulations sentiment.



This is also for:

Dare 2 B artzy April: pastel colours
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + a stamp
Penny Black and more at Allsorts April: black and white plus one
The house that stamps built M2818: anything goes
Art at Stampz by Star: throw on the flowers
Cardz4galz 68: buttons and/or bows
Crafty catz 410: anything goes + twist: use old stash
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 79: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 64: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 373: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 162: anything goes
Penny's 373: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 328: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 396: anything goes
Cardz TV 41: anything goes
Colour crazy 13: anything goes
Crafting with friends 64: anything goes
Creative fingers 144: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 227: anything goes
Polka doodles 13: anything goes
QKR stampede 289: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 56: anything goes
Crafty friends 80: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 4: anything goes
Classic design team 24: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 50: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 46: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu April: anything goes
Your scrapbook place April: anything goes
Not just cards March: anything goes
Create and makes 20: anything goes
Ellibelle's creative moments papercrafters' linky party 9
My creative scoop color inspiration link up 32
Inspiration destination 147: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 65: anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra April: anything goes
DL.ART April linky

Saturday, 31 March 2018

CHNC challenge 379


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 379 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'include a star or two or more'.

The panel on the left with the repeated Happy Christmas was printed on to vellum, having been produced by me on computer. The piece of green card with gold stars on the right has been in my offcuts box for years now (and still got pieces left). The sentiment label was from an old Kanban kit. I punched a few stars using bits and pieces of gold card to add.



This is also for:

A snowflakes promise 49: anything goes
Crafty catz 410: anything goes + twist: use old stash
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 64: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 328: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 396: anything goes
Cardz TV 41: anything goes
Creative fingers 144: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 227: anything goes
Crafty friends 80: anything goes
Inspiration destination 147: anything goes

Sunday, 25 March 2018

A difficult decision


It is with a heavy heart that I'm making the decision to opt out of design teams. John (husband) is still in hospital, but likely to come out very soon. In recent months I've been finding it very difficult to care for him and something's got to give.

I will continue to make cards (I need to have that outlet), but it will be at my own pace whenever I can do it, without having to meet deadlines.

As for the two challenge blogs that I run, they will continue for the time being. I am very grateful for the lovely ladies I have on the teams - they are such a great support.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

CHNC challenge 378


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 378 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'inspired by a Christmas song or carol'.

The carol I chose is Hark the Herald angels sing using the lovely Inkadinkado stamped inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir and a silver pen. The background consists of a dark blue night time sky offcut piece of card wrapped around with an offcut of vellum embossed with the angels etc. 


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 39
A snowflakes promise 49: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 86: twinkle, twinkle stars
Christmas at sweet stampin: anything Christmas goes
Jingle belles: spirit of Christmas past - vintage
Double D: just 'wing' it
Incy wincy: no more than three colours
My creative scoop color inspiration link up 32

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Penny's challenge 372


This is my design card for Penny's challenge 372 - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our 'anything goes' challenge.

For my card I used Digistams4Joy Kit 'n cat, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors of the challenge. I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and die cut with one of the Spellbinders marvelous squares. The background paper was from PDA card and craft and the piece that was cut with a banner die is a Papermania offcut, as is the piece on to which the printed sentiment is matted. Stickers and buttons from stash.


This is also for:

Always fun 50: dogs or cats
Art at Stampz by Star: birthday
Time out 105: birthdays
Always happy birthday March: birthday anything goes + option: use pattern paper
Creatalicious 135: anything goes + option: birthday
Crafty animals 12: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 12: animal
Unicorn 30: make it girly
Creative craft cottage digi creations 90: for the girls
Little redwagon 438: girls
Scrapy land 86: anything goes
Dies r us 93: frame it (using a Spellbinders marvelous square dies)
Digi choosday 12: anything goes
Everybody art 421: anything goes
My creative scoop color inspiration link up 32

Saturday, 17 March 2018

CHNC challenge 377


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 377 - please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'no patterned paper'..

I used a textured card blank brushing it with fired brick distress ink. The embossed mirror card is an offcut, having used the lovely Embossalicious star of wonder embossing folder. The big sentiment label was cut from an old card and the lovely little felt dog from Hobbycraft.



This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 39
The merry Christmas 11: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 154: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 49: anything goes
Crafty animals 12: anything goes
2 crafty critter crazies 12: animal
ABC Christmas March: E for emboss
Card mania 102: embossing
Cardz 4 guyz 190: things with tails
CRAFT 459: animals
Everybody art 421: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 63: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 362: anything goes
Cardz tv 39: anything goes
Creative fingers 143: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack fundy 225: anything goes
Polka doodles week 11: anything goes
Papercrafters' linky party 7: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes
Crafts galore encore March: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 45: anything goes
Your scrapbook place March: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 37: anything goes
Create and make 19: anything goes
Corrosive 3: anything goes
The paper nest dolls March: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 2: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 326: anything goes
DL.ART March linky

Thursday, 15 March 2018

CCAYR March challenge: flowers


This is my design card for Christmas crafts all year round March challenge: flowers. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of March here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

This was a commissioned card made in December, but not blogged. The background paper  and sentiment is from a lovely Craftwork Cards Christmas past collection. The sentiment was computer generated, printed on to Centura pearl white card with a hint of silver - I quickly covered with silver detail embossing powder and heated. This was cut and embossed with a todo die. Concertina folded flowers, crocheted flowers, pearls and wooden star and heart were added from stash.


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 39
The merry Christmas 11: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 154: anything goes
Jingle belles: music
A snowflakes promise 49: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 383: use buttons
Scrapping 4 fun 111: anything goes with flowers
Pearly sparkles 26: flowers
Little red wagon 437: focus on family (sister and brother-in-law)
Everybody art 421: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 63: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 362: anything goes
PDE linky 11: anything goes
Creative fingers 143: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack fundy 225: anything goes
Polka doodles week 11: anything goes
Papercrafters' linky party 7: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes
Crafts galore encore March: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 45: anything goes
Sognando scrap 53: anything goes
Crafty awesomeness March: anything goes
Your scrapbook place March: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 37: anything goes
Create and make 19: anything goes
Corrosive 3: anything goes
The paper nest dolls March: anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
The creative crafters 2: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 326: anything goes
DL.ART March linky