Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone, thought I'd make a birthday card after all the Christmas cards.  What do you think?

Card recipe: 

White cardstock from crafty stash
Blue co-ordinations card
Tattered Lace leaves and Double Sided Stepper dies
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Bear digi image by Penny Farthing coloured with Promarkers, Sakura 3D Gel pens and Metallic pens
Rose embellishments from crafty stash

To create this card I used the stepper dies.

I coloured the Penny Farthing image using a variety of mediums as listed above and then fussy cut around him before adding to my card using foam tape.

I also used PicMonkey for the first time to create my watermark.  It was a lot easier than I thought it would be so may be using this in the future.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my card.  I would be grateful if you could leave some comments and even follow my blog if you feel like it.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year.

Inspiration Destination Challenge 66


Welcome to the final challenge for 2015 over at Inspiration Destination, we would love you to join us and you can find the link here Inspiration Destination

This week we have three fantastic sponsors this week, Bugaboo, SLS Lines and Stitchy Bear.

My first DT make this week is using an image from Bugaboo


Card recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Blue Co-ordinations card
Backing paper from The Paper Stach
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Bugaboo Fancy Chibi digi image coloured with Copics and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 6in x 4.5in card blank. 

To this I added a piece of blue co-ordinations card then a piece of backing paper.

After colouring my image I die cut her and matt and layered her onto some of the co-ordination card before attaching to my main card using wet glue.

Finally, I added the sentiment to the bottom left hand side of my card to complete.

My second DT make this week is using an image from


Card recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Backing card from Creata
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Corner punch
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Stitchy Bear All Wrapped Up digi image coloured with Copics and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 5in x 4.5in card.

To this I added a piece of black card.

After colouring my image I die cut her and matted her onto a piece of backing card.

Finally, I added my sentiment on the bottom left hand side.

My third DT make this week is using an image from SLS LINES


Card recipe:

Kraft cardstock from crafty stash
Red cardstock from crafty stash
Black cardstock from crafty stash
White cardstock from crafty stash
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Black calligraphy pen
Boat template from Dutch Doobadoo
SLS Lines Pirate digi image coloured with Copics and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils

To create this card I traced around the boat template then cut carefully around to form the shaped card.

Next I traced around the inner part of the template to create the base, sails and flat in red, then attached to my main card using wet glue.


After colouring my image I die cut him and matted him onto some black card before attaching to my main card using foam tape.

I also die cut my sentiment and again matted onto some black card and attached with foam tape.

I finally drew a black cross on the flat to complete.




Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my DT makes for this week's challenge.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas clocks

Hi everyone, I can now post the two clocks I made for my grandchildren for Christmas.

Recipe: 


Two MDF clock faces, mechanisms and hands
Backing paper from DCWV
Two photographs of my grandchildren
Gilding wax
High gloss
Imagination Crafts Sparkle and paints

I enlarged the photographs and printed them out in size 12in by 12in then I drew around them and cut into a circle so that they fitted the clock faces.

I then decorated with all the above and his them away until Christmas.

I gave them to my grandchildren this morning and they absolutely loved them.  So this was a job well done lol xx

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my clocks.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Inspiration Destination Challenge 65


Welcome to another challenge over at Inspiration Destination, we would love you to join us and you can find the link here Inspiration Destination

This week we have two fantastic sponsors, Polkadoodles and Eureka Stamps

My first DT makes this week are using images by Polkadoodles

Card recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper from DCWV
Biscuit pearl cardstock from crafty stash
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Tonic fancy oval dies
Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro and CD
Butterfly embellishment from crafty stash
Polkadoodles Odella Bow digi image coloured with Copics and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils

To create this card I used the CD and the Ultimate Pro for scoring and putting together.

I added the backing paper to the front panel and inside of the card.

After colouring my image I die cut her and matt and layered onto the biscuit card before added to the front panel using foam tape.

Finally, I added a butterfly embellishment on the right hand side of my image.

Card recipe:

White fancy card blank from crafty stash
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper from crafty stash
White cardstock from crafty stash
Glitter from My Paper Stash
Polkadoodles Christmas Wishes Twiggy and Toots digi image coloured with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils

To create this card I used a fancy shaped card blank.

To this I added a piece of backing paper.

After colouring my image I die cut and matted and layered onto some black cardstock before attaching to my main card.

Finally, I added some glitter to highlight the bobbles on the hats and snow.

My last DT make for this week is using images from Eureka Stamps



Card recipe

Kraft cardstock from crafty stash
White cardstock from crafty stash
Red cardstock from crafty stash
Glitter
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Sentiment from crafty stash
Eureka Chimney and Santa and Deer dig images coloured with Copics

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 kraft card to make an A5 portrait card blank.

To this I added a piece of red card.

After downloading my images I flipped Santa and Deer vertically and hid behind the chimney so that it looks as though they are head down inside.  Once printed and coloured, I fussy cut around the image and adhered to the front of my card using wet glue.  I also resized the Santa and Deer image and after colouring I die cut him out and matt and layered onto some red and kraft card before attaching to my main card using foam tape.

Finally, I added a sentiment to the top left hand side and wrote a few lines on the right hand side using a calligraphy pen.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my DT makes for this week's challenge.















Monday, 21 December 2015

Glass candle holder

Hi everyone, I cannot take the credit for this project.  I saw Noreen do this on TV recently and thought I would give it a go.  I think it is rather effective.

This actually cost me nothing!!  I had everything in the cupboard.

I used an old wine glass, an old candle I found in the drawer, a fir cone picked up by my partner when out walking the dog, a small piece of green cardstock, some white flower soft, some organza ribbon and some paint from Imagination Crafts.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my project.

Autumn

Hi everyone, here is my entry for the Ching Chou Kuik Anything Goes Christmas Challenge.


Recipe: 

White cardstock from crafty stash
Kraft card from Crafters Companion
Textured paper from Crafters
Companion
Green cardstock from crafty stash
One of the beautiful Ching Chou Kuik Autumn Trio digi image coloured with Copics, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils and Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pens
Tattered Lace flower bloom dies
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Faux gems
Organza ribbon
Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 15cm x 15cm square card blank.

I added a piece of pink organza ribbon down the right hand side of my card.

After colouring my image, I die cut her, added some distress ink around the edge, then matt and layered onto some kraft card before adding to my main card.

I die cut the flowers and leaves and added them to the ribbon finishing with faux gems in the centre of the flowers.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my entry for the Christmas Challenge.

http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/happy-christmas-from-ching-chou-kuik.html



Thoughts of Spring

Hi everyone, here is my entry for the Ching Chou Kuik Christmas Celebration Mini Challenge.


Recipe: 

White cardstock from crafty stash
One of the beautiful Ching Chou Kuik Animal digital stamp set of 4 digi image coloured with Copics and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils

If I have time I intend to make this into a card which I will then enter into the Ching Chou Kuik Christmas Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my colouring.




Last Christmas ...

Hi everyone, this is definitely my final Christmas card for this year!  I am entering this into the Rory's Ornament Merry Sunshine Holiday Cheer Special Contest.  Here is the link   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.947015465346644&type=1

Card recipe: 

White cardstock from crafty stash
Blue backing paper from the packaging of Clarity Stamps
Glitter from My Craft Studio
Tonic square dies
Lacy Sunshine freebue Rory with Ornaments digi image coloured with Copics, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils, Promarkers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pens

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 15cm x 15cm white square card blank.  To this I added a piece of blue paper measuring 14cm x 14cm.

After colouring my image I die cut her and added to my main card.  I added some glitter for highlights.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you like my entry for this contest.


Saturday, 19 December 2015

Thanks

Hi everyone, here is my entry for the Artbymiran December Progressive Challenge.

Card Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Luxury pearlescent cardstock from Crafters Companion
Couture heart die from Create and Craft
Spellbinders heart dies
Tonic circle dies
Artbymiran Angelica digi image coloured with Copics, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils and Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pens
Sentiment from Hunkydory

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 card to make the easel shape.

To this I added some of the pearlescent card.  After colouring my image I die cut her and matt and layered onto some of the pearlescent card and added to the left hand side of my panel using foam tape.

Next, I die cut one of the hearts and added to the right hand side next to my image.

I die cut two hearts and layered them up and added to the base of my card, finally adding the sentiment using foam tape to form the stopper.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my card.


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Exciting News!

Good morning everyone, I have some exciting news to share.  I have just become a member of the Design Team at Julia Spiri so will start posting in January on the challenge blog. 


In the meantime, I have created the following using one of Julia's lovely images, but you don't have to wait until January to enter into the challenge, you can join in now.  You can find the link at the bottom of this page.

Card recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing papers from crafty stash
Poppy flower die from Sheena Douglass
Small rose flower embellishments from crafty stash
Spellbinders flourish die
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Beautiful freebie "Nia and Owl" digi image coloured with Copics, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils and Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pens


To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 15cm x 15cm square card blank.  To this I added a piece of one of the backing papers.

After colouring my image I fussy cut around her and added her to my main card on the right hand side using foam tape.

I die cut two flourishes in white and added to the left hand side of my card using wet glue.  Next I die cut the poppies in another of the backing papers and added them on top of the flourishes.  Then I added the small roses at each end of the flower spray and a couple into the centre of the poppies.

Finally, I added the sentiment to complete.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my card.


Links 
Esty Shop
Challenge Blog
Facebook Fan Group
Julia Spiri on Pinterest
Julia Spiri on Google+

Son & Daughter in law

Hi everyone, here is a Christmas card I made for my son and daughter in law.

Recipe:

White scalloped card blank
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Faux gems
All other papers and elements from Pollyanna Pickering Christmas Companions CD


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Simon & Louise Chrismas

Hi everyone, here is a Christmas card I made for my son and his friend Louise.

Recipe:

Ivory square card blank
Black cardstock from crafty stash
All papers and other elements from Pollyanna Pickerings Christmas Companions CD


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Grandson Xmas

Hi everyone, here is a Christmas card I made today for my grandson.

Card recipe:

Kraft cardstock from Sheen Douglass
Packaging cardboard box
Backing papers from Kanban
Sentiment from Kanban
Faux gem
Tattered Lace sentiment and reindeer dies


To create this card I scored and folded the Kraft card to make a 15cm x 15cm square card blank.  To this I matt and layered two pieces of backing paper.

I die cut the reindeer from a cardboard box which I received some cardstock in.  It was quite think so I ran it through my Grand Calibre twice.  I was really pleased with the result of this and then I added him to my card using foam tape.

Finally, I adhered the sentiment with foam tape and the word "grandson" using wet glue.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Fairy Christmas

Hi everyone, another Christmas card made for our nephew's daughter, Nicole.

Card recipe: 

White cardstock from crafty stash
Pink satin board from Create and Craft
Green satin board from Create and Craft
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Tattered Lace poinsettia dies and flourish
All Dressed Up freebie digi image coloured with Copics, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
Faux gems

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 15cm x 15cm square card blank.  To this I added a piece of 14cm x 14cm pink satin board.

After colouring my image I die cut her and matt and layered onto a slightly larger piece of green satin board before adding to my main card using wet glue.

I die cut the poinsettias and flourish then added down the right hand side of my card finishing with a faux gem in the centre of each.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my card.

Edward Christmas

Hello everyone, yes still another Christmas card.  I am now on the special ones!  This is for our new new nephew who arrived on 3 November.

Card recipe: 

White cardstock from crafty stash
Blue cardstock from Create and Craft
Tonic Celtic layering dies
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Tattered Lace Teddy Bear die and decoupage image.

To create this card I used the Celtic layering dies to make the circle rocker.

I die cut the teddy bear and decoupaged him, then adhered to the centre of the small circle using foam tape.

Finally, I added my sentiment to the left hand side of my card.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my card.



Ruby Christmas

Hi everyone, a Christmas card made for our niece's daughter.  She had her photo taken recently with "Elsa" in Disney World and had a great time.  Hope she likes her card.

Card recipe: 

White cardstock from crafty stash
Blue satin board from Create and Craft
Tonic fancy rectangle and sentiment dies
Free Frozen colouring page digi image coloured with Copics, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils, Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and Sakura 3D gel pens

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 15cm x 15cm square card blank.

After colouring my image I die cut her and matt and layered onto a slightly smaller piece of blue satin board before adding to my main card using wet glue.

After die cutting my sentiment I coloured with the 3D gel pens to match her dress and then matt and layered onto some more of the satin board, then added to my card in the middle on the right hand side just hanging off the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my card.



Christmas box

Good morning everyone, here is another Christmas make from me today.  This is a box and Christmas card in one which will be for my cousin and her husband.  I intend to put something else in the larger section of the box (hopefully some small crackers).

Card recipe:

Patterned A3 cardstock from Crafters Companion
Scented candles
Tonic sentiment die
Green cardstock from crafty stash
White paper from crafty stash
Spectrum Noir Aqua pens
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Spellbinders flourish die
Poppy flower die from Sheena Douglass

To create this box I followed instructions found on the internet (Jo from Crafters Companion I think)

The only difference in the finished box was I added a card to the front before attaching my flowers, flourish and sentiment.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you like my Christmas make.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Inspiration Destination Challenge 64


Welcome to another challenge over at Inspiration Destination, we would love you to join us and you can find the link here Inspiration Destination

This week we have the fantastic sponsor, Inky Impressions.




Card recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Yellow cardstock from crafty stash
Glitter
Tonic square dies
Tattered Lace rectangle dies
Flower embellishment from crafty stash
Inky Impressions sentiment and Winter Mailbox digi image coloured with Copics and Lyra Rembrandt Pencils

To create this card I folded and scored a piece of A4 white card to make a 15cm x 15cm square card blank.  To this I added a piece of yellow card, then another piece of white card.

After colouring my image I die cut her out and matted and layered onto some yellow and white card before attaching to my main card using wet glue.  I added some glitter to highlight the snow.

I die cut the sentiment and matt and layered on to matching yellow and white card and attached to the bottom right hand side of my main card, adding a flower embellishment.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my DT make for this week's challenge.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Birthday

Hi everyone, here is one of my makes for today, its a birthday card for a friend.  He has retired but does quite a bit of work with his son-in-law and works longer hours now sometimes than he did before!!

Card recipe: 

Black cardstock from crafty stash
White cardstock from crafty stash
Tattered Lace alphabet, stepper card and sentiment dies
Dr Digi Aubrey Bumblethorpe digi image coloured with Copics and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils
Graph It Silver Glitter highlight pen for glasses

To create this card I used the stepper dies, then matt and layered in black and white.

After colouring my image I fussy cut around him and added him to the front panel of my card using foam tape.

I adhered the sentiment and words using wet glue to complete.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Alan

Hi everyone, here is the Christmas Card I made for my partner, Alan.  We are mad about Westies, hence the design.

Recipe:

Cream card blank
White cardstock from crafty stash
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper and other elements from Pollyanna Pickering's Christmas Companions CD
Faux gem



To create this card I used an 8cm x 8cm card blank.  I added a piece of backing paper to the front of this.

I printed off two small squares of paper and cut both in half corner to corner form the frame.

I matt and layered the two toppers onto black cardstock and added to the card.

Finally, I cut the word Alan from the alphabet sheet and added the sentiment to finish.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas card

Hi everyone, another Christmas card from me today.  I do believe I have nearly finished!


This a decoupage card I have had in my stash for some time, I've only got a couple of these cards left so will have to see if I can obtain some more.  I really like the way these look when they are complete.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my make for today.

Inspiration Destination Challenge 63


Welcome to another challenge over at Inspiration Destination, we would love you to join us and you can find the link here Inspiration Destination

This week we have three fantastic sponsors, The Cutting Café, Robyns Fetish and Cute as a Button.

My first DT make this week is using an image from Robyns Fetish


Card recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing card from Creata
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Robyns Fetish I'm melting 4 you digi image coloured with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 white card to make a 6in x 4.5in card blank.

To this I added a piece of backing  card.

After colouring my image I die cut him and matted onto a piece of black card before attaching at a jaunty angle to my main card using wet glue.

Finally, I added my sentiment at the bottom right hand side.

My second DT make this week is using an image from The Cutting Café



Project recipe:



The Cutting Café 3D House Sets template
White cardstock from crafty stash
Dark grey Promarker
Gold sparkling paint from Imagination Crafts

To create this project I cut out all the elements from the templates and glued them together using wet glue according to the instructions.

This is the front view of the house.














This is the back view of the house.


















This is one side of the house.











This is the other side of the house.















View of the open roof so that chocolates or whatever can be added.

















And finally, a view of the completed project mounted on the stand which was also a template used.








My third DT make this week is using an image from Cute as a Button




Card recipe:

Pink textured cardstock from Hobby House
White cardstock from crafty stash
White shaped card blank from crafty stash
Pink ribbon from Hobby House
Faux gems from crafty stash
Cute as a button Snow Fox pre coloured digi image
Tonic circle dies
Sentiment from Hobby House

This is the front view of my finished card.

To create this card I scored and folded a sheet of A4 pink card to make an A5 card blank, then I cut away half of the front.

Next I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the card and across the back, then added another piece of pink card to hide the ribbon at the back of the card.

I die cut the image and matt and layered onto a piece of pink card before attaching to the inside front of my shaped card blank.

I then attached this shaped card blank to the centre of my main card and brought the ribbon around from the back of the card across the front of the shaped card.


I then die cut the sentiment and matt and layered onto a piece of pink card before attaching to my shaped card which hides the ribbon.

Finally, I added a narrow strip of pink card down the front left panel, added some faux gems top and bottom of this panel and tied the ribbon to close.

The bottom picture shows the inside of the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like my DT makes for this week's challenge.