Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Butterfly Challenge #107 Spin the Wheel with the letter A

This is the wheel for the current Butterfly Challenge:

I decided to try and use all 7 elements...

I started with a white card base the size of a postcard (4 by 6) and layered it with dark red then blue card.
The next layer was a piece of marbled background on which I stamped Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy. These were layered over the script stamp by masking the figures.
The stamps were from a  set a got a couple of years ago from Lost Coast Design.

I then added the scroll - this was a die that I won in the Butterfly Challenge early this year - at that time I used it in this card:

I cut the scroll from some alcohol ink background - and some butterflies. The plan was to use some azure blue, apricot and amethyst in this but the amethyst didn't really show up.

Next I added some amethyst gems, apricot buttons and some cream ribbon bows.

This completes all sections of the wheel - I will link this to Butterfly Challenge #107.

Happy Crafting!

Ike's World Challenges - Sexy September

Here is my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#112) is Anything Goes with the Optional Twist of 'Sexy September'

and this is my midway post...

If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up...

Sexy Cowgirl


You might like to use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice!
I have used the image on my tag:

1. Tag shaped from orange card
2. Layer cut from marbled background.
3. Image printed and coloured with Copics, then cut out.
I added the image, some floral ribbon and orange yarn at the top.

Hope you will pop over to Ike's World Challenges and see the DT's inspiration for the current challenge - and join in!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room #370 Back to School

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here's my card for HIMCR #370 - Back to School!

The sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs!

The giveaway is 3 images from Crafty Sentiments Designs!


1. I used the image Boo Bear, coloured it with Copics and trimmed it to a small rectangle. I added faux stitching around the rectangle with a black fineliner.
2. I started with a square card blank and added two squares of Designer Paper from 
Imagine That Digi Stamps. School Days Papers, adding faux stitching around the edges.

3. I then added the image.

Hope you will enter the HIMCR  Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #403 - Add some checked, plaid or gingham paper

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add the word Joy'.

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

Here's my card...

1. Square white card base (6 by 6).
2. Layer of plaid paper from 12 by 12 pad from B&M Bargains (£2.99!).
3. Die cut from white - unbranded die.
4. Pearls.

Glue used - the new Cosmic Shimmer squeezable - which I am very impressed with!!

I hope you will join the

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Happy Little Stampers Video using Perfectly Succulent

Today I have a brand new video tutorial using stamps from
 Happy Little Stampers.

This is the
'Perfectly Succulent' stamp set.

- a lovely set featured in the last new release:

 I wanted to show you a few tips and ideas of how I might use this set.
I have stamped the images and sentiments on two different backgrounds - one using excess acrylic paints, one using alcohol inks.

Happy Crafting!!