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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Ike's World Challenges #64


Can you believe it is the last day on May??

Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#64) is "At the Movies"...and this is my midway post...


Make sure you don't miss out on the freebies...

on
 Ike's World Challenge Blog
"Clockwork Orange"

and on Ike's Art Fan Page on Facebook
"Never"

I made a simple card today inspired by 'At the Movies'.
 I used some 'film strip' including some of Ike's images Kooky Katz...do you know how many films have cats in them?



I started by using Serif Craft Artist 2 to put the film strip and background paper 'Smile' together - both of these are from Dragons Lair Designs
I then added the katz...



I printed this out and added colour to the Katz with Promarkers. I then used a pink card base matted with black before layering on the image.
I then added google eyes!








I hope you will join in the Challenge over at Ike's World!!

Happy Crafting!







Monday, 30 May 2016

Sunday Showcase in the Dragons Lair

Have you come across the Dragons Lair Designs Sunday Showcase?

Not only can you enter your Dragons Lair make to maybe win a prize,

you can also grab a freebie...this week it's this mini-collection:




Here's the super quick layout I made with it for the Sunday Showcase


Looking forward to seeing your make in the Dragons Lair!!


Happy Crafting!!



A Bit of Mixed Media

Just put this little ATC together...
silver sparkly card,
pink hearts card.
pink mesh,
glittery rik-rak,
buttons...



Happy Crafting!



Friday, 27 May 2016

New Challenge at Creative Fingers



A new Challenge starts today at Creative Fingers

The theme is as always Anything Goes....

This challenge we're being sponsored by

 Scrapper's Delights





I used the lovely Tears of a Clown with one of its sentiments.


I printed the image on several papers from my stash and paper-pieced the image. I then cut this out with an oval scalloped die. The card base is made from a 6 inch strip from a 12 by 12, scored and folded.
I matted this with a couple of the papers and added a ribbon, the image and the sentiment printed on another of the papers. The final touch was a flower from my stash (originally from Naiff Street Souq in Abu Dhabi).


Do go over and see the winners of the last Creative Fingers Challenge
 and what the CF DT have made!!

Hope you will join the Creative Fingers Challenge!


Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Sneaky Peek of new collection in the Dragons Lair

On the first of June a new collection will be launched at

A Taste of Summer



This picture will give you an idea of what the kit contains!!


I was fortunate enough to have a mini kit to play with 

- and I'm giving you a sneaky peek!!


That's all I'm showing you at this stage - come back on June 1st for the full picture!

And see lots of other lovely makes on the Inspiration Blog!

By the way do look for the current Challenge Blog Challenge ...there's just 4 days left to join in...

Happy Crafting!

Susan



Why not visit some of the other areas in the Dragons Lair Designs family of sites?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Imagine That! Digis by Kris - New Inspiration


I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer for
Imagine That Digis By Kris!

and this is my third May inspiration post!


I have used a  pre-coloured image and a sentiment coloured with Promarkers from
A Little Behind!,



the papers are from On the Farm papers



and I have rotated Carly's sketch through 90 degrees


to make another simple little card...



 Carly's sketch is the basis of the current Challenge at ITDbK running May 7 to June 3
 
I started with a pale yellow rectangular card base
 and matted it with a mustard paper from my stash.
 I then added the various elements layered on one of the ITDbK papers.
I added 4 banners with a slanting edge. The 'Hogs and Kisses' sentiment pieces were cut out with oval nesting dies.


Hope you'll pop over to
to see more wonderful inspirations...

and don't forget...









Happy Crafting!!





Dragons Lair Monthly Fan Group Challenge for May/June - with a freebie


you will find several challenges including the May/June Monthly Fan Group Challenge

Take a look and you will find a free mini-kit...

I have used Serif Craft Artist 2  and elements from the kit to produce this layout...
My daughter Sophie is wearing her wassailing hat in February...
her favourite colour is orange!


Happy Crafting!







Monday, 23 May 2016

Muse: Christmas Visions

This is Cornelia's inspiration at Muse: Christmas Visions


I looked out the Tattered Lace dies that I used a lot last Christmas - Season's Greetings and Greeting Baubles - and die cut them in Christmas green...
I found a scrap of holly paper and a wooden embellishment  - and here's my version...


I will link this to the challenge!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday Showcase in The Dragons Lair

Have you come across the Dragons Lair Designs Sunday Showcase?

Not only can you enter your Dragons Lair make to maybe win a prize,

you can also grab a freebie...this week it's this mini-collection:





Here's the super quick layout I made with it for the Sunday Showcase


Looking forward to seeing your make in the Dragons Lair!!


Happy Crafting!!



Crafting from The Heart - New Challenge



Today another CHALLENGE starts at Crafting From The Heart -  "always anything goes"!!

We have a fabulous sponsor for you... 
 Sassy Studio Designs

I have used the Sassy's Space Princess Honey image, coloured with Promarkers.

If you saw my blog a couple of days ago I used this image to make an ATC. 
I used scraps and a star from my stash to put it together...


People often ask me what I do with all my ATCs - well many of them get swapped - but this one became the main feature in a card - lots of layers of papers from my stash and a bit of bling...


Look forward to seeing your makes at Crafting from the Heart!


Happy Crafting!

Pocket Letter

In my filing cabinet I keep coming across a few sheets of neon card.
 Each time I see them I think I will never use them - they are just not me!!

Anyway today I came across the

So I thought I would use my Neon card in a Pocket Letter...consisting of 9 ATCs.
I wanted to use the triple stamping technique so I cut three rectangles in white and three slightly larger rectangles in neon for each ATC.

I offset the white rectangles and stamped each set of three with an image from
Mini Cracked Critters Set One with black Stazon.
I then interspersed the neon card...


This is my favourite image:


but I also like this one:


I then added a scattering of buttons to each one and  arranged them in a folder. Here's the one above with buttons:


These Cracked Critters are based on cracks in the sidewalk.
I was reminded of these stamps when I saw these images on Pinterest:


I will link this ATC to this week's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge

Here is the total Pocket Letter:


I will link this to Lost Coast Portal Challenge #24
and
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #59 F is for Fugly - very ugly neon!!


It is quite difficult to photograph once in the folder...but here goes...
I decided to try and get a more random mix of the images...



I would also like to mention the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's 1st Blogiversary 
- there's Candy to win!!
Find the info here!



Happy Crafting!