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:

Laughing Hound

Morning Folks!
Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend, it's my son's birthday today so we are heading out shortly to celebrate  :-)
First though, here's my mid way reminder post for the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge 

As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is to use this sketch: 
I really like this sketch so I've made another card using it, a little more CAS than the last one. I've used a PB stamp called 'Man's Best Friend' 
How cute is this dog!! 
Card details
Papers - Pretty Pastels from The Works and Dovecraft Spots and Stripes Pastel collection
Promarkers to colour image
Die Cuts - Sizix - My life Handmade
Nesties Circles
Card Candi to finish

We're looking forward to seeing your entries over at PBSC, just click the hedgehog below and he should take you straight there!
We are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you'd like to leave!

I'd also like to join the following challenges:


Saturday, 1 September 2018

Mousey hugs!

Morning Folks!
It's like buses on my blog this morning, nothing for ages then two posts at once! You can find my Sparkles Christmas DT post below this one!

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 to use this sketch:

I do love a sketch to follow and I really enjoyed using this one! I made a wedding anniversary card for my sister and her hubby using PB 'Squeeze Till I squeak'

This has to be one of my most used PB stamps, it's useful for so many occasions!

Card Details 
Image coloured with promarkers
Papers - Dotty =Crafter's Companion - The snowman
and Hearts = Forever Friends - Best of British
Prima Flowers, pearls and ribbon from stash
Die cut  - Cut and Make

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:

A Gem of a Challenge - Wedding Anniversary / Wedding / Engagement - This is a wedding anniversary card for my sister!
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Animals - Anything goes with an animal
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
I love Promarkers - Anything goes opt die cut / punches - I used die cut sentiment and nesties
Simon Says stamp - anything goes

EDITED TO ADD:

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Morning Folks! 
This is my first blog post of a double bill today, my Penny Black Saturday Challenge will be along shortly. Meanwhile, we have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:

BLUE & GOLD
Here's my cards - yes plural! - and apologies for the poor photos, I tried to photograph these 3 times but none of the pics are that good - sigh!  I bought this stamp years ago from a fellow crafter but I've only used it once before! Its a clear unmounted stamp from circadesign who still seem to be going but this particular stamp is discontinued. I decided it would look nice done with gold embossing powder, it's been ages since I heat embossed anything but once I'd found everything it was quite fun! I cut the arch shaped image out and mounted it on foam dots on white card with gold mirri underneath. It still looked a bit stark so I added some glittery gold stickers to the corners.

While I'd got all the embossing gear out I grabbed a few more pieces of blue card and made these too:

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

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
CHNXmas challenge - Anything Christmas goes
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas ChallengeAnything Christmas goes
Merry Little Christmas ChallengeAnything Christmas goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes


Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Dino

Morning Folks!
Hope you are all OK?
This week, Kitty has choosen the theme of    
FOR THE BOYS
for the new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers

I don't mind making masculine cards, somehow I find them simpler than very feminine cards using lots of embellishments. Here's my card using a super cute image called Dino from our kind sponsor, All Dressed Up

 Look at that sweet expression:

The die cuts are from Dovecraft and Cut & Make

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

As I mentioned, this week we are generously sponsored by:
who are giving 2 digi images to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything goes optional die cuts / punches
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
All Dressed Up ChallengeAnything goes
Catch the Bug - Color Challenge


Saturday, 18 August 2018

A cow on a bicycle?

Morning Folks!
It's time for my mid way reminder post for the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday ChallengeAs usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES, the optional 'Extra' challenge this time is  
ON THE MOVE = TRANSPORT

Here's my card using a stamp I 'rescued' from Ebay in a job lot, this one is called  'For a spin...' and it just makes me smile. I think it is the mental image of a cow wobbling along riding a bicycle, there's something very 'Wallace and Gromit' about it.


Card Details
Coloured with promarkers
Papers - Dovecrafts More or Less Collection
Sentiment - Letraset rub on.

We're looking forward to seeing your entries over at PBSC, just click the hedgehog below and he should take you straight there!
We are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you'd like to leave!

I'd also like to join the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Spots and dots
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - I spy - B for bicycle, basket, birds and birthday!
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

A bit of an experiment ....

Morning Folks!
Vickie has choosen the theme of 

STAMP YOUR BACKGROUND
(No designer papers)

 over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month. My mojo seems to have been buried in the piles of stash that I'm still trying to tidy up, and as a fan of designer paper this challenge was a bit outside my comfort zone! I decided to have a look at Pinterest for some inspiration - wasted another hour - but I was inspired by the Triple Time Stamping Technique and a great tutorial here. I used stamps from the Stampin' Up Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Banners sets to make this:


I have to say this came out better than I expected, my biggest problem was thinking in inches - my brain has gone to fluff over the summer holiday! With hindsight, I think I should have used a bigger stamp or added some leaves or something because there is a bit too much white space for my taste. It would have been quite a quick card to make if I hadn't spent ages looking for some repositional tape to 'anchor' the stack of white layers. Might try this one again when Mr Mojo is not quite so fragile!!

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:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Pammies Inky PinkiesAnything goes
Creative Fingers ChallengeAnything goes
Craftaholics R UsAnything goes