Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More - #337 - Make Your Mark

Here's my Make Your Mark card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More
This challenge requires a card using markers or colouring pencils or the like - making your mark...

To make my card I started with a scalloped white card base and layered it with kraft and pale blue. I then printed the image, coloured it with Copics, die cut it with a scalloped nesting die and distressed it round the edges with salty ocean. I also distressed the edges of the card blank. I then added the embellishments, all cut using the Stampin Up framelits Apron Builder dies, using kraft and a scrap of blue.

The image is from Limited Runs - the recent progressive freebie image on Limited Runs Stamps Facebook page

 Hope you will enter the Challenge! Do hop over to see the fabulous inspiration from my team-mates!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Ike's World Challenges #119 - Use Dies

Here is my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#119) is D is for Die

and this is my midway post...I have made a card...

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

Easter Lambs

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

I have used Tap Dancer



1. Red Card base.
2. Layers of white and blue card from which I die cut the design. (Sissiz thinlits Borders)
3. I then added the image, coloured with Copics and cut out.

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, 13 April 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #433 - Snowmen

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add a snowman or two'.

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

Here's my card...

1. I used a Sissix die, white card and scraps of red, black and silver sparkle to prepare my snowmen:

2. I added googly eyes and gems.
3. Using a 4 inch strip of a 12 by 12, I folded it in four places so that it would stand up.

3. I added Let it Snow - a Craftstash die - cut from silver sparkly foam. Finally some holographic star stickers.

I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 433

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Sometimes it's tough to get off the ground!

This is my second month as a member of
the Design Team at Oddball Art Stamps!

Oddball Art Stamps

Today I am hoping to inspire you with a twisted easel card using the image
 Chubby Panda with fairy wings #509, coloured with Copics and fussy cut.

I started by making my backgrounds. I used a distress resist technique using a clear shoe polish through a stencil on watercolour paper. I then dabbed this in spritzed distress inks on my craft mat and allowed it to dry.

When dry, I cut two strips from this background to attach to the base and easel of a twisted easel card. I distressed around the edges of these with 'seedless preserves'distress ink.

The front of the card looks like this, comprising several layers - a square of white card, a square of purple card, the background, then the sentiment which came with the Panda image. I used a Hero Arts stamp to surround the sentiment, stamped with the 'seedless preserves' ink and cut it out with a matching die. I placed this on more purple card and added leafy ribbon down the side.

The base comprised of similar layers:

The Panda, placed on purple card, was placed on foam dimensionals.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Happy Little Stampers - April AG with Dies Challenge

Do pop over and see the fabulous makes from the rest of the team!!

Today I have made a general greetings card...

When I was living in Abu Dhabi, I made many cards using these two dies!!

1. Kraft card blank.
2. layer of black card.
3. Layer of gelli plate pull.
5. Added palm tree - leaves cut from gelli plate pull, trunk from kraft. Added camel, cut from kraft with bow of pretty ribbon.

Hope you will join the challenge!!

While I am sharing die cut ideas, I thought I would share another....

I have mentioned a couple of times that I recently went on a crafty retreat 

We all had a brilliant time and are looking forward to the next one in June...

Anyway on the second day we had two workshops - one using various techniques for 'toppers' and one making interactive cards.

In one of the interactive cards we concentrated on the surprise inside - this is how I finished the front - using silver card and a butterfly die. This made another anniversary card!

But on opening it becomes:

Happy Crafting!