Saturday, 14 September 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #455 Add some plaid

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add some plaid, gingham or check'.
I am really sorry I didn't manage to put forward an inspiration last week - I'm afraid life got in the way...

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

Here's my card... 


I made a twisted easel card using a white card blank with a diagonal fold across one side and an extra square of white card.

  1. I then added layers of plaid - this paper came from  Décosse's Dynamite Doodles

  2. The image is  Snowball Fall Digi Stamp by Twistoon (Bloobel) coloured with Copics and silver Stickles.

  1. The sentiment is from Imagine That Digi Stamps

I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 455

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #30 Aug/Sep

This is the current progressive freebie image on Limited Runs Stamps Facebook page
 which I printed on some patterned paper from my stash. I coloured each part with markers and cut them out.

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Still a couple of days to go!
I then used the images to make a set of 4 ATCs, using more scraps of card and an assortment of embellishments.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Bloobel is back as Twistoon #3

I am so pleased to see that Bloobel has returned, now trading as Twistoon

It was quite funny when I spotted 
No Please
on facebook as I also had had an incident with a huge spider in our bathroom that morning!
And of course there was the bonfire we had in Australia when lots of spiders came out of the wood...

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Anyway here's the card I made using the image No please:

I just printed the image, coloured it with Copics and die cut it with an oval die. I then added an orange distress ink around the edges.
I added this to a card blank layered with various papers from my stash, finally adding a die cut spider web and some embellishments.

Happy Crafting!

Nun and Skull with Horns

Just managed to cobble this together as we have had a horrendous week - ending up with Mum in hospital with a broken hip - this was only discovered after various Doctors' consultations and a lengthy visit to A and E. She had an operation yesterday and so far so good... in the meantime I have also been looking after Dad who is disabled...


For this inspirational make
I have used the image Nun and Skull with Horns coloured with Copic markers, and cut out with an arched die. I have also used a paper from Dots and Doodles

Once again I have used the Kinetic Fold courtesy of Mrs A and the Butterfly Challenge - my favourite fold of the moment!!

My card is inspired by the current Oddball September challenge Spooky Spirits First Day

Happy Crafting!

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Monday, 9 September 2019

Happy Little Stampers September Challenge AG with Dies

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

My sister has her Birthday on Halloween - she asked me to make some Birthday invitations. These were my first ideas for her to look at and comment on!

1. Black base in which party details will be printed and inserted
2. Moon is triple stamped in three distress inks and punched out. Kitchen Sink Stamps.
3. Tim Holtz tree die - cut from silver patterned vellum or card (my sister preferred the vellum)
4. Large witch die cut, small witch confetti (my sister preferred the small witch).
5. Sentiment - bottom is a die from my stash not sure of brand, top is two dies from Tattered Lace and numbers from 'Big Squeeze'. (She decided she would just like Halloween and 2019)

Hope you will join the challenge!!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Happy Little Stampers September ATC Challenge

The theme is 'Ocean/Sea' when creating either Artist Trading Cards or Artist Trading Coins.

 Do pop over to the Happy Little Stampers blog to see the inspiration from my team-mates.

This picture shows my ATCs.

Some while ago I made the following two ATCoins using Leigh S B's MerWitch - and these were my inspiration!

Today I have used the positive and negative of a seahorse die cut (cut from deckle card) with details formed with an alcohol ink background. I added scraps of card and peacock feathers distress ink.
I then added Stickles and embellishments. 

Hope you will join the challenge!

Happy Crafting!

1. You must create an ATC. We accept both cards and coins. You must follow the theme.
2. Link back to your blog post and not your entire blog
3. Provide a link to HLS in your blog post
4. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be different
5. You may enter as many other challenges as you like
6. Have fun!

• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

• measure 2.5 inches in diameter using heavy cardstock
• be traded for other coins - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Bloobel is back as Twistoon #2

I am so pleased to see that Bloobel has returned, now trading as Twistoon

I was very pleased to see that
had returned to the store and I couldn't resist 
Down the Rabbit Hole

And here's the card I made using both these images:

Once again I have used the Kinetic Fold courtesy of Mrs A and the Butterfly Challenge

The base was from a paper from the Works
 matted with a paper from Wonderland by Craft Box.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark

Just checked this scheduled post only to find it has not posted!
Sorry to be late!

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...

Whilst staying in Australia for the last couple of months, my daughter could find many trifold photo cards with different shapes.

Back in the UK so far I have only found round and square apertures.
This card has a circular aperture behind which I placed a piece of alcohol ink background overstamped with archival ink and a floral stamp. I used a matching stamp to to stamp with black Versafine over the background and below the circle. I transferred some of the alcohol into the lower image, adding extra colour with Copic markers.

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

Happy Crafting!