Thursday, 29 March 2018

Mother's Day mouse

This is the card I made for my mum for Mother's Day.  I chose a cute wee mouse stamp from Wild Rose Studio, as a change from the Penny Black hedgies I usually use for her cards, and I'm glad to say she liked it.  This was my second attempt at colouring the stamped image.  I had just finished colouring the first one when I dropped the paper stump and it left a pink splodge of Prismacolour pencil that I couldn't get off, or disguise.  Eeek!  It's just as well I enjoyed colouring it so was happy enough to start all over again!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything goes
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Spring flowers
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Fussy And Fancy - Spring flowers
Cutie Pie Challenge - Spring cuties
Creative Inspirations - Any occasion
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/all about mums
Creative Craft Cottage - Make it feminine
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper

Image stamp - Wild Rose Studio 'Mouse And Flower'
Sentiment - Printed
Papers - Basic Grey 'Olivia'
Extras - Pearls and lace

Friday, 23 March 2018

Crazy dog

One of my rare non-Christmas cards  This wee doggy looks shocked to find out how old the recipient of the card is!
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + a sentiment (patterned paper, digi or stamp and favourite colour - mine is green)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Things with tails
Creative Inspirations - Any occasion
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper

Image stamp - Stamper's Anonymous/Tim Holt 'Crazy Dogs'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Everyday Grungy Messages'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Marjolaine'
Extras - Card Candi and jute twine

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Christmas quackers

Another Christmas card today.  Unlike the sentiment I'm not dreaming of a white Christmas!  The snow we had recently was enough to last me for a looooong time.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Catz - Layer it up
Jingle Belles - Hark the herald angels sing
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Any occasion
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
As You Like It - Single or multiple layers (multiple layers because I find it too easy to make mistakes with CAS cards)
Craft Rocket - Something new (the papers)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper
Christmas With The Cuties - Anything goes *Top 3*

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Carolling Duck'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set
Music sheet stamp - Lili Of The Valley
Papers - Studio Light #44
Extras - Gems

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - E, F & G

Time for another challenge over at the ABC Christmas Challenge and Carol's our host this month.  There's a trio of themes this time, and they are -

'E for Emboss'
 'F for Frills'
  and 
'G for Glitter' 

It's up to you whether you make a card/project for only one theme, all of them or even combine them all into one super card/project.

Our sponsor this month is -
Wild Orchid Crafts
and the prize is a £20 voucher

There's also a prize on offer from Carol

I don't have anything in my craft stash that would qualify for the frills theme so I've chosen to make a card for each of the other two.

My 'E for Emboss' card
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas goes
House-Mouse And Friends - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

Image stamp - House-Mouse 'Carrying Mints'
Extras - Pearls, and the background was made by embossing teal coloured card with a Creative Expressions 'Candy Burst' embossing folder.

My 'G for Glitter' card.  I've put Glamour Dust on Henry's wings and the papers are glittery, but this hasn't shown up well on the photo.
Dragonfly Dreams - All that glitters
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes

Image stamp -Whiff Of Joy 'Angel Henry'
Papers- First Edition 'Winter Wishes'
Extras - The snowflake was made with a Cuttlebug snowflake die, and I popped a pearl in the centre.  I sprinkled Glamour Dust onto glossy accents to make Henry's wings sparkly.  

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Penny Black And More GDT

I was chuffed to be asked to be a guest designer, for the second time, over at the Penny Black And More challenge.  The theme for March is 'Feature A Creature', which is right up my street.  I've used one of the very first Penny Black stamps I bought, and the first stamp I ever coloured.
Craft Rocket - Something new (papers)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral delight
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Swine & Roses'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Olivia'
Extras - Gems.  The flowers were cut using a Sizzix Bigs die 'Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz'