Monday, 29 August 2016

Happy Holidays

I think my mojo must have taken a holiday this week, as I have made my card for this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More so many times!  The theme is HOLIDAY and can be any holiday theme. So in the end I went with this little Easter card.

Its a simple little card I made by using the stamp and colouring with Pastel Promarkers. I added a little button, flowers and ribbon to decorate.

Do come and join us - there is a $15 voucher from Happy Little Stampers up for grabs!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

I'm an Addict!!

Of the crafting kind I hasten to add!! I was honoured to be asked to join the Addicted to Stamps and More Design Team.

For my first challenge it is Anything Goes and is sponsored by A Day For Daisies.

The prize is a $12.00 gift certificate for the store so don't forget to join us!

I have been dying to create a card like this, so here is the end result.

I used Gelatos (on sale at Hobbycraft this week!) to create the background, using water and watercolour card. The sentiment was diecut using my Cricut machine. Simple but I really like this style.

I look forward to seeing your creations!

Paper Creator's Crafts - Keep it Simple
In The Pink - Anything Goes

Monday, 8 August 2016

Anything Goes with a Die

As its supposed to be summer here in the UK I decided to make a tropical themed card for this month's Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With A Die.  Unfortunately the weather is anything but tropical with rain and wind!

For my card I used a flamingo die that came with one of my craft magazines. I die cut them from card and coloured them with Promarkers. I diecut a circle in the centre of the card and backed it with acetate, before using a background paper inside too.

The flowers are from a set by Creative Stamping magazine. I stamped and coloured them with Promarkers and a gold pen. The leaves were diecut with my Cricut machine.

Unfortunately the picture shows a mark on the acetate which was a bit disappointing, but otherwise I love this card!

Don't forget to join us at the challenge!

Challenges I am entering :
Passion For Promarkers - Square Card
Country View Crafts - Hot Summer Days

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Its Snowing at Happy Little Stampers

Yes you heard right! - this month at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge we want to see SNOWFLAKES.

This is the card I have created for the challenge :

I used a free stamp from one of my craft magazines to stamp the snowflakes. I used a Versamark inkpad on kraft card and then embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder Super Fine White. This is a great powder as it captures the detail.  To finish I wrapped bakers twine around the card and hung a silver snowflake charm from it. The sentiment I stamped and then die cut on my Sizzix Big Shot.

I hope you like it - it made me feel quite Christmassy making this!!

I can't wait to see your snowflake inspired designs too.

Other challenges I am entering:
Sweet Stamping Christmas - Anything Christmas
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
WOW Embossing Powder - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Unfortunately this will be my last month as a DT member for Crafting By Designs. I have loved my time with this super group of crafters, but other commitments have to take precedence I'm afraid.

As August is a busy time for most the theme is all encompassing - Anything Goes!

The sponsor is :

I chose to use the Wedding Cake digi but as a Birthday cake instead.

I printed the image a couple of times before decoupaging and colouring in. I die cut the banner and stars using a free die from Die Cutting Essentials magazine.

I look forward to seeing your creations over at the blog too!

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!