Saturday, 13 June 2015

Lamplight Kitties

Morning Folks!
Hope there are still some peeps reading my blog - I know it has been a bit neglected lately, life has been busy and I'm really hoping for a relaxing weekend!! I bet you are too!!

The new challenge of 

BLACK AND WHITE WITH A POP OF ONE OTHER COLOUR

is just starting over at Sweet Stampin' .

Have to admit, at first I struggled to think what to do for this one. Then, while I was looking for something else, I found these very old cat silhouette stamps from Little Claire and ta da .... inspiration struck!


In the end this was a quick card to make, only a teeny bit of yellow promarker involved! I stamped the cats with Staz On ink as it gives a really dark image which I like. The sentiment is from a Humphrey's Corner set and the embossing folder is unsurprisingly called 'Brick' by Creative Expressions - it hadn't seen the light of day in many years!

Thanks for visiting and for any comments. I'm off to do a few jobs in the garden, not my strong point but needs must!!  

Back now to add some challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Use your stash (old stamps and embossing folder)
Crafty Creations - Embossing

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Put your best tie on!

Morning Folks!
Long time no see, but I'm back again with my card for the new challenge that is starting over at Sweet Stampin' this morning. Our theme this time is 

FATHER'S DAY or SPECIAL MALE

Here's my card, very CAS and not at all like the original idea in my head! The papers are Chateau Stripe by Chatterbox Inc, I bought several double sided 12" x 12" sheets several years ago but sadly this is nearly the last of them - think this might qualify as my favourite 'masculine' paper ever!! 


The stamp is 'Dressed Up' by Penny Black - another one that has been 'rescued' from Ebay - yes my addiction is getting worse but who could resist that little face??
Here's a closer look, coloured with promarkers and then fussy cut and framed with a nesties die cut background:


Thanks for popping by today!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts Challenges - Shoes or shirts
My time to Craft - Domestic Animals
Simon Says Wednesdays - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything but square
CRAFT - Father's Day / male
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Cute plus a sentiment
Penny Black & more - Dies and punches
Crafty Creations - All creatures great and small


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Love Ducks

Good Morning Folks!
Pheww, thank goodness it is FINALLY the weekend! 
I've had one of those weeks where I just seem to have been chasing my tail!! 
This is going to be a quick post, as I really should be tackling some of those chores I've been trying to avoid all week!!
 The new challenge just starting over at Sweet Stampin' is

CLEAN AND SIMPLE

which was lucky as I don't think I could have managed an elaborate card!! 

I've used another Penny Black stamp called Lovin' and Huggin' that was 'rescued' from Ebay. I think it is going to become a new favourite because it is really quick to colour and useful for so many occasions! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Here's the happy couple - aw cute!!



Thanks for visiting!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
Graph It colour challenge - Anything square
Polkadoodles - Things with wings
Simply papercraft - Anything goes / CAS
Sister Act - Anything goes
Loves Rubber stamps - Add a sentiment
Dream Valley Challenge - Things with wings

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Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

It had to be ....

Morning Folks!
Our new challenge has just started over at Sweet Stampin' and this time we'd like to see your projects inspired by a 

BOOK OR FILM

No prizes for guessing which film I went for!! I just wish I had more Paddington stamps in my collection, this one was a magazine freebie from several years ago. This card is going to be for my nephew, who is also a big PB fan - we went to see the film together! I wanted to keep the design fairly CAS but went for a joy fold to add a bit of interest.


The papers are from Country Companions Christmas 'Winter Wishes' collection and the bear himself has been coloured with promarkers, here's a closer look:

and the inside
 

Thanks for visiting today!
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Whimsy stamps - Colour an image
Sister Act - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Keep it simple
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts - Complete the inside of your card
Creative card crew - Fancy folds
Cute card Thursday - use a sentiment
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
Crafty Gals corner - Stripes +/or polka dots
Simon says stamp - Anything goes
Clear it out - Theme = kids, Stash = primary things

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Anything but a card

Morning Folks!

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the weekend??
It's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this time it's 
ANYTHING BUT A CARD
We are sponsored this week by 
I have to admit I struggled a bit with this one, my mojo left the building as sinusitis arrived! I haven't made anything apart from cards for yonks but after much dithering eventually settled on decorating a kraft gift bag:

The Forever Friends stamp has been in my stash for ages, it came from the Glitter Pot sale at least 3 years ago for about £1.25, bargain!! The papers are a mixture of odds and ends from my folders. The banner die cut is by Poppy stamps.
Here's the close up views:


I also paper pieced the little parcel:


Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
The ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
I love promarkers - Many Happy Returns
Crafty Calendar - Add a sentiment
Aud Sentiments - Birthday Sentiment or number 5
MAWTT - Anything but a square card
Polkadoodles - pink and pretty

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Bunny Talk

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!
I hope you're having a good day and that perhaps the Easter bunny has dropped off some chocolate for you!
As promised on Friday, here's my second Easter card using a Penny Black stamp called 'Bunny Talk' that I have had for ages. I have used it a couple of times before but masked off the little chick so that it was more generic and suitable for different occasions!
Once again the papers are from my scraps collections and the prima flowers are from my stash


Wonder what they are saying to each other?? Perhaps the chick wants to know where the Easter eggs are hidden??


Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Easter Sunday whatever you're doing!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - Easter / chocolate brown
Allsorts - Easter
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes 
Sister Act - Anything goes
Dream factory - Chicken Run / Easter bunnies
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
Crafter's Cafe - Easter
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
Crafting for all seasons - Animal magic
Fab n Funky - Lots of layers
Clear it Out- Clear it out & 2 hoarded items (papers and flowers)
Deep Ocean challenge - Easter/ Spring
Everybody Art - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Pastel colours
Bunny Zoes challenge - Spring Colours
That Craft Place - Easter / Spring
The Corrosive Challenge - Hop into Spring



Saturday, 4 April 2015

Going Braless!

Morning Folks!
Hope you're having a great Easter so far and looking forward to the Easter Bunny leaving some chocolate tomorrow! Of course, Saturday means a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this week we are going for

PAPER PIECING
 so dig out those sharp scissors and paper scraps!!
We have a lovely prize from
up for grabs!!

Here's my card using a fab Stella digi from Bugaboo which just makes me laugh!! Not quite sure if paper piecing and going bra less are a good combination though - careful with those scissors!!

I've coloured the image with promarkers and then paper pieced the dress and shoes using a scrap of lilac polka dot paper. Also used up a few more flowers from the stash collection!!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the long weekend!

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Lots of layers
Clear it Out- Clear it out & 2 hoarded items (papers and flowers)
Everybody Art - Anything goes