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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Autumn/ Thanksgiving/ Halloween at CRAFT Challenge


Good Morning,


Have you seen we have a DT call at CRAFT?
We are looking for new members for our friendly team. If you are new to DT work please don’t let that put you off you’ll gain masses of experience, make new friends and get to work with images from our fabulous sponsors.
Details can be found here.
Today over at Craft challenge we have a new challenge and our theme is
Autumn/ Thanksgiving / Christmas
Our fabulous sponsor this week is
I decided to make an adult Halloween Treat Bag for my husband who just happens to have his birthday on 31st October.
I used Coraline




 The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from the Halloween Digital Paper Pack from the now defunked Bearly Mine Designs – how I miss them!
A tutorial for how to make the bag can be found here
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges ….


Always Fun Challenges - W, E3, Top 3 awarded - #24 FALL COLORS
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - #186 ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES (Week 1)
Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - #196 AUTUMN (Week 1)
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E, C10 - #163 AUTUMN COLOURS (Week 2)
Make My Monday - 2W, Top 3, 3E - #55 AUTUMN COLORS (Week 1)
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E -  #257 AUTUMN  (Week 2)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Anything Goes at I love Promarkers


Good Morning,

We have a new challenge over at ILove Promarkers.
This fortnight our theme is ……
Anything Goes
Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is
For my card I used Cricket Derek



I love Dr Digi stamps – they are perfect for older friends and family members.
The image is of course coloured with Promarkers.
The sentiment was created on the PC.
The cricket ball embellishments were cut from the design papers.
I have had these papers a long time and am not sure if they are still available – Irrational Arts Cricket Papers
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ….
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Birthdays
Creates and Makes M, 3E, last Tue - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #38 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge M, E3, No fully digital projects September – Birthday
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - #186 ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES (Week 1)
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F – Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E, #350 - Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)
Day Dreamer Challenges - M, last Wed of M, E3, #2 - Always Anything Goes 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Christmas in September



Good Morning,
Have you seen we have a DT call at CRAFT?
We are looking for new members for our friendly team. If you are new to DT work please don’t let that put you off you’ll gain masses of experience, make new friends and get to work with images from our fabulous sponsors.
Details can be found here.

Today over at Craft challenge we have a new challenge and our theme is
Christmas
Our two fabulous sponsors are
I have two cards today for my first card I chose to use Kawaii Bear on Stack of Presents by Oddball Art

The image is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are from the Clare Tale collection White Christmas’ - here
The burlap ribbon, and pearls are from my stash.
The sentiment is part of the stamp set and the banner was made on the PC.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas   Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use flowers or foliage

Addicted to Stamps 2W, winner + Top Picks, Must include digi or rubber/clear Stamping (no precolored digis) - #152 Christmas (W2 of 2)

Christmas Card Challenges - 2W runs for 11 days, must be Christmas/Winter card, THEME IS OPTIONAL-  Anything Christmas/Holiday / Optional theme: Cookies / Photo Inspiration* (W1 of 2)
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #256 Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise M, 2nd Tues, E3 #44- Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

For my second card I chose  Festive Flamingo from Digital Delights
The images were coloured with Promarkers.
The gorgeous paper was from AtArtDigital available here
The bows were cut from the paper and decoupaged onto the card.
The sentiment was made on the PC and printed onto a faded version of the backing paper.
The glitter around the edges is tonic Diamond Sparkles Glitter.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…..
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas   Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use flowers or foliage

Addicted to Stamps 2W, winner + Top Picks, Must include digi or rubber/clear Stamping (no precolored digis) - #152 Christmas (W2 of 2)

Christmas Card Challenges - 2W runs for 11 days, must be Christmas/Winter card, THEME IS OPTIONAL-  Anything Christmas/Holiday / Optional theme: Cookies / Photo Inspiration* (W1 of 2)
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #256 Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties - M last Monday, 3E, must be cute Christmas - #9 Cute Couples
A Snowflakes Promise M, 2nd Tues, E3 #44- Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge (M, P1, E3, Must be a DT creation) Always Anything Goes


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Embossing Challenge at CRAFT


Morning all,

In addition to our challenge this week, we are also running a DT call over at CRAFT challenge.  There are some permanent spots available as part of this awesome team. Here is the link.

And now here is our current challenge.
This week our theme is Embossing.
Our fabulous Sponsors this week are
For my card I used Me and My Snowman  from Star Stampz.
I am really into these bauble cards at the minute, they are so adaptable.
I designed and cut the shape on my silhouette cameo. I inked the top and edges with Weathered Wood distress ink.
I then cut the mat and layers. I embossed the white layer using a snowflake embossing folder.
I cut the snowflakes using a variety of dies and then heat embossed them with Wow embossing powder.
The sentiment was from Artipants Christmas Sentiments 2.
The image was coloured with Promarkers.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges…


Creative Moments - 2W, 3E, #125 -  (Week 1 of 2) Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - W, Christmas Only, #33 - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas   Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use some Sparkle
Christmas Card Challenges - 2W runs for 11 days, must be Christmas/Winter card, THEME IS OPTIONAL-  Anything Christmas/Holiday / Optional theme: Colorful Glass Ornaments Photo Inspiration* (W2 of 2)
Christmas with the Cuties - M last Monday, 3E, must be cute Christmas - #9 Cute Couples
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E, C10 - #162 USE A STAMP OR A DIGI (Week 2)
A Snowflakes Promise M, 2nd Tues, E3 #43- Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania 2W, 3E - Anything Goes with Die Cuts and/or Embossing

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

All about animals at I Love Promarkers


Good Morning,

We have a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers.
This fortnight our theme is ……
Animals
Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is
For my card I used Brave Cuthbert Knight 




In June our daughter and granddaughter came over from America to stay for a few weeks. We visited Warwick Castle and slept in one of the tents in the knight’s village.
We had such a magical time and our granddaughter loved every minute.
When I saw this image I just knew it had to be the one I used for her birthday card.
I printed the brick paper directly onto the card. Paper can be obtained here.
Then I cut the castle turrets.
I drew the door on the computer and coloured it.
The shield and sentiment was made on the computer as were the windows.
Cuthbert was coloured with Promarkers.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ….


Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F – Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - #185 ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES (Week 1)
Make My Monday - 2W, Top 3, 3E - #54 SOMETHING FOR A CHILD (Week 1)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge M, 1st Monday, E2, SIO Always Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes M, 3E, last Tue - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge M, E3, No fully digital projects September - Birthday

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Distress It


Good morning,

                      There is a brand new challenge over at


This month Anything Goes / Optional Twist – Distress It

 

For my project this month I made a bauble Christmas card.
I began by creating the shape on my Silhouette Cameo.
I coloured the top using Tim Holtz distress ink – Weathered Wood and inked the edges.
I then cut the design paper which is from Michelle R Designs – Teal Frost.
I distressed the edge and then used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink on the edges.
The Poinsettia was made with a Tim Holtz die and inked with Weathered Wood.
The foliage was cut with a variety of dies and coloured with Weathered Wood.
The sentiment was from Artipants Christmas Sentiments set.
The ribbon was from my stash as were the gems.
I would like to enter this card into the following cahllenges ….


Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas   Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use some Sparkle
Craft-Dee BowZ (M P1, E3, project must have hand-made bow) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) September - Always Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M, P1) - Always Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes

A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes

Classic Design Team Open Challenge (M, P1, E3, Must be a DT creation) Always Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 2W, 3E (1st & 3rd Friday) - No.171 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes with Ribbon
Simply Papercraft - M, last Fri - No. 50 - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Back To School


Good Morning,

Today over at Craft challenge we have a new challenge and the theme is
Back to School
Our fab sponsor this week is Sweet n Sassy
I saw this fabulous tutorial here for a post it note holder and decided to give it a go. Thanks to Jini for a fab tutorial 
The image is called 'Back 2 School Pencilholder' and is coloured with Promarkers.
The star brads and ribbon are from my stash.




I would like to enter this project into the following challenges…..

Angie's Digital Stamps - M, 1st Sunday, 3E, Winner and Top Picks - August - Anything Goes + Optional twist: Back to School
City Crafter Challenge W - #376 - Back To School
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #34 - Anything Goes
Paper Craft Crew Challenges - W, C3, #257 -  Back to school
Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes