Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Ike's World Challenges - August - All at Sea #111

Here is my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#111) is Anything Goes with the Optional Twist of 'All At Sea'

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...

Seahorse from The Sea Life Set

You might like to use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice!

My Pocket Letter uses images from Tropical Fish

The Pocket letter consists of 8 ATCs.... each with a scrap of card as base matted with a Brusho background. I coloured all the images with a variety of markers and cut them out and added one to each ATC.

This one used the shark...

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

I sent some of these ATCs to the ATC Swap UK:

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room # 366 - Use Die Cuts

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

Here are my cards for HIMCR #366 - Die Cuts!

The sponsor for this challenge is Laurie's Craft Room!

The giveaway is $10 and Free Shipping from Laurie's Craft Room!


1. My daughter and I decided to play with some alcohol inks:

2. I decided to use the top right piece for today's cards. I used a feather die (magazine freebie) and enjoy die (Tonic ) to cut shapes from it.
3. I arranged my die cuts on two small (4 by 4) white card bases.

Hope you will enter the HIMCR  Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #399 - use no stamp or digital image

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'no stamp or digital image'

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

1. Cream square card base.
2. Tonic Die - Nordic Christmas Tree Panel
3. Layers cut using the die in Christmas red and green card.
4. Upcycled embellishment.

I hope you will join the

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #305 - Photo Inspiration

I have just come back from a few days in Scotland (a lovely break)
and only just checked my computer - this post obviously didn't post!!

Here's my card for the Photo Inspiration Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.
Do pop over and have a look at the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team...

My make is basically inspired by the colours in the photo...

I belong to a crafty exchange group - UK Stampers Network. One of the swaps we do involves making something from a freebie that someone has received and sent round as a challenge. This time I received this little picture with a frame.

I decided to make an ATC easel card using the frame cut in two as the stand.
This is the front using various scraps from my work table - including the sentiment words. For the matting layers I used several scraps of silver.

This front section measures only 2.5 by 3.5 inches.
The base is folded from a 2.5 inch wide strip from a 12 by 12.

I was delighted to win the prize in Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground #331
Watch this space for when I make something with the new die!!
I will link today's easel ATC to Snippets Playground #332

Hope you will enter the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room #365 -Super Scraps Saturday

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

Here's my make for HIMCR #365 - Super Scraps Saturday.

The sponsor is Oddball Art!

Oddball Art Stamps

The giveaway is 2 images to Oddball Art!

Here's my card:


1. I have used a square kraft card base.
2. I matted this with a paper from The Works - one of their 3 pound paper pads.
3. I then took a couple of scraps of paper from the same pad to make two ovals and distressed these around the edges with 'worn lipstick'. These were then glued in place.
4. Next I added the teapot - a die from Craftstash - cut from a scrap of purple, and placed over the top oval.
5. I coloured the image with Copics and cut her out and placed her over the second oval.
6. Finally I added the arrows that came with the image, also cut out.

Hope you will enter the HIMCR  Challenge!

Happy Crafting!