Thursday, 15 November 2018

Best Friends and Toadstools

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all well, I'm just getting over a nasty bug so I'll keep this brief so I don't spread my germs!!

The new challenge is just starting over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. This month our theme is 

THINGS OF FALL / AUTUMN

I think autumn is lasting a long time this year, the trees around us still have some fantastic colours on show. 

Here's the card I made using a recent Penny Black purchase called Best Friends. The papers are very old My Minds Eye papers which were a magazine cover gift years ago! The flowers are by prima and the Die cut is from Memory Box.


 Love this cute pair sat on their toadstools:


Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Pearly Sparkles - Autumn colours  - pearls in flower centres
Crafty Friends - 2 or more patterned papers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - With an Animal
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Give Thanks / Autumn colours
Penny Black and More - make someone smile 


Monday, 5 November 2018

Carol Singing Hedgehogs!

Evening Folks!
I'm afraid this post is rather late, I should have posted this Saturday but I have had a stinking cold for the last few days and haven't felt like doing anything. Pleased to say I'm feeling better today, just wish I could get rid of the cough!! 

Anyway, better late than never I hope, here is my DT inspiration for the latest Penny Black Saturday Challenge :

As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is
ANYTHING BUT A CARD

I still need a few more Christmas cards to send to special family members so I've gone for the anything goes option. It's not showing up too well on the picture but the image is mounted on gold mirri card and there is some glitter in the red background mount. The die cut holly is a memory box die (I think) and the poinsettia are a Britannia die from Joanna Sheen. The papers are an assortment of old and new, by First Edition and The Works. 


The super cute stamp is called  Joyous Hymn.
There is some wink of Stella to sparkle up the lamp and some Doodlebug crushed velvet on the santa hat!


I do hope you'll pop over to the main blog, just click on the picture below, to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. 
We're also looking forward to seeing your entries, we are generously sponsored by
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave. 


Thursday, 1 November 2018

Chill day

Morning Folks!
Goodnes me, how has it got to be November already? 
It will soon be Christmas - don't PANIC!!
To help you with your Christmas makes, we have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is nice and easy:

EMBOSSING
(Wet or Dry or Both!!)

We'd love you to join us!

Here's my card, I decided to play safe and go for dry embossing, I always get mixed results with heat embossing. I used a Crafter's Companion Texture Embossing folder, called Snow (no surprise there!) , as my embossing element, the card is slightly irredescent and sparkly. The PB stamp is called Chill Day.



One of my most used die cuts at this time of year - Memory Box Snowflake corner:

Other items
Promarkers to colour and versamark ink
Doodlebug crushed Velvet for hat, cuffs etc
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Gems - Hobbycraft
Dies - Memory Box Snowflake corner and border and Simply Creative Snowflakes

Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make! 


I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Winter Wonderland - Colour It
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts - Pearls and gems
CHNC - Anything Christmas goes
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas goes
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Simon says Stamp - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Animal Friends - Winter
Crafty Animals - Anything goes
CRAFT - Winter
Craft Rocket - Christmas is coming
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Scaredy Cat!

Morning Folks!
It's midway through the month and our new challenge is just starting over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
This time we have a colour challenge and would like to see projects with only two of these colours:

ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN and BLACK.

I quite like Halloween, so I've gone for that as my theme but obviously these colours don't have to be used just for Halloween! The stamp is Jack O'Lantern Kitty from Penny Black, coloured with promarkers and pencils and then cut out with deckle edge nesties - minding the whiskers. I had a good hunt through my stash to find suitable papers and embellishments - some of this stuff must be a decade old!


I should think there is a smell of burning fur with the cat sat on top of the lit pumpkin, let's hope they are using battery operated tea lights!!


Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Animal Friends - Autumn / Halloween
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Unicorn Challenge - Autumn / Halloween
I love promarkers - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Spookalicious
Craft Rocket - Autumn / Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Halloween
If you give a crafter a cookie - photo insp

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
A gem of a challenge - Anything goes
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Pumpkins
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes optional purple
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween
Sweet Stampers - Autumn or Halloween
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything goes

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Pumpkin Puss

Morning Folks! 
Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend?

It's the first Saturday of the month which means that the new challenge is just starting over at Penny Black Saturday Challenges. As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES, the optional 'Extra' challenge this time is
A SPOOKY COLOUR COMBO
Choose at least 2 colours from Black, Orange, Purple and Green.

I decided to make a Halloween card using this super cute PB stamp called 'Beware of Cat'. I don't usually send Halloween cards but I think this one might be posted to my son who has just started Uni! The papers are a mixture of some very old 12 x 12 scrapbook papers, a pad from The Works and some dotty scraps from my folders. The Tando chipboard pumpkin came from the closing own sale at The Craft Barn - another fab shop gone :-( 
I coloured the image and pumpkin with promarkers and pencils.



Here's the close up - anyone fancy getting pumpkin flesh and seeds out of cat fur??

I do hope you'll pop over to the main blog, just click on the picture below, to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. 
We're also looking forward to seeing your entries, we are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave. I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Animal Friends - Autumn / Halloween
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Unicorn ChallengeAutumn / Halloween
Double D challenges - Scarecrows / Halloween
I love promarkers - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Spookalicious
Craft Rocket - Autumn / Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
If you give a crafter a cookie - photo insp

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
A gem of a challenge - Halloween colours
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Pumpkins

Monday, 1 October 2018

Santa and the team!

Morning Folks!
We have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and  Sybrina has chosen the theme of:
CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS
so a make suitable for a child.

This is another card from the Create and Craft topper and decoupage kit I bought last year. You can see another card from this kit here. I thought this card would appeal to a child with its bright primary colours and cute Santa. To add a bit of interest I decided to make an easel card, all I added was some silver mirri card:

Quick and simple but I quite like it and sticking decoupage layers makes a change from colouring stamps now and again!

Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog

and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make! 

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Cute Elephant Ears!

Morning Folks!
This is another weekend where my blog posts are like buses, two at once again - but that's just the way DT posts happen sometimes!!

This post is to say the new challenge is just starting over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, this time we'd like to see you using
DIES & / or PUNCHES

This is my card which actually uses 6 different dies! The cuttlebug and the circular nesties got a bit of a workout! It's been ages since I've made a circular easel card, I'd forgotten how fun they are. 
The super cute elephant die cut is by Tattered Lace. I'm not usually a huge fan of their dies as they are a bit too fussy and twirly for my taste, but this little chap called out to me in a Hobbycraft sale earlier in the year. As soon as I  saw it I thought of baby cards, but I think it was the cute way the ear sticks out that sold it to me!!


Can you see that cute ear? I couldn't resist adding a googly eye either - don't want a blind elephant blundering around the place!!

Other Details
Paper - LOTV Up, Up and Away Pastel Dreams
Sentiment and matching die - Stampin' Up
Googly Eye and Liquid Pearls from stash

Please visit the main blog
to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at: