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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz

The February image for the Progressive Freebie Challenge at
is called
by Di's Digis
I have used the image to make an ATC:

1. Rectangle of yellowish orange card.
2. Rectangle of Brusho background.
3. Image printed, coloured with Copics and cut out.
4. Embellished with 4 small buttons.

I will link this on the Outlawz website.

Happy Crafting!

Monday 25 February 2019

Playing with some chipboard embellishments.

At the beginning of January, our daughter left the UK to go and live and work in Australia - our 3 sons and their families are already there...
Before that we helped Sophie clear her house. This meant many trips to various charity shops as well as putting things on ebay, after she had packed the stuff she was keeping.

It sort of put us in the mind of clearing some of our clutter...so, amongst other things I have been putting quite a lot of crafty stuff on ebay - trying to destash my craft room!!
I hadn't realised I had so many half finished projects in so many different crafty areas!

Anyway one of my lots is for some Craftwork Cards packs of plant pot and planter cards. Each pack contains 10 of each press out shapes in white - ready for colouring or embellishing and glueing. I am selling these 2 for 1 as I thought they would be ideal for Playgroups or Brownie packs or such.

The planter makes quite a nice little gift box: I just added some patterned paper.

Using the plant pot card design and little children in mind, I came up with this simple idea: Again I decorated with patterned paper.

However, as I was sorting out my craft room I came across some chipboard embellishments
and came up with the next idea:

The plant pot bottom is embellished with some snippets of ribbon (the butterfly ones from a prize from Mrs A - thank you again ValeryAnne!) on a scrap of textured card.
I added an extra piece of card above the pot to attach the floral embellishments to...

I will link this to the Butterfly Challenge. Although I haven't used an aperture and only touches of the colours it is definitely 'Anything Goes'!

I will also link it to Pixie's Snippet's Playground!

and also to the new Challenge on Outlawz Crash Your Stash

By the way if you'd like the link to my ebay lot it is here

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 23 February 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #426

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Use some gold'.

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

Here's my card...

1. I decided to make a zigzag card using two white card bases. I used a background from
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

On the first fold I die cut a scalloped circle through this background. 
2. I then used a variety of images from Imagine That Digistamps Beary Merry Christmas either printed on white or combined with the background.

3. I placed the bear on the background behind the aperture, the bear cut out from white on the next fold and the sentiment on the background on the next fold.

4. I added gold glitter glue on the bear's hat and gold sentiment stickers along the card from and inner page.

I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 426

Happy Crafting!

Friday 22 February 2019

Meet the Team at Oddball Art Stamps

I am delighted to announce that I have joined
the Design Team at Oddball Art Stamps!

Oddball Art Stamps

For my first make on the team I have made a card...

I have used the image Big Eye Chibi Girl with Speech Bubble coloured with Copics and cut out with a square stitched die.

1. Blue card blank - hand made in Mumbai, India.

2. Layer of beige then dark blue card.
3. Image on white. Added die cut sentiment.

Isn't it a cute image?

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More #329

Here's my CAS card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

I was inspired by all the daffodils that are springing up everywhere.

1. White scalloped card blank layered with a square cut with a stitched die. On this I printed the the sentiment directly. (Craftstash March Daffodil Stamp Set)
2. I stamped the daffodil using the same stamp set, cutting out the elements and piecing them together.

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

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Ike's World Challenge #117

Here is my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#116) is B is for Blue

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...

Bird Books

You might like to use this, as I have, for the Challenge - but your image is free choice!
I used this image a couple of weeks ago, printing the image on some Designer Paper from Fabscraps and colouring it with Copics.

I have done something similar today but I just used blue Copics.

1. Card base of blue card - hand made in Mumbai, India.

2. Layer of Fabscraps paper with image printed on it, trimmed and distressed around the edges with Broken China distress ink. Image coloured in blues.
3. Sentiment printed on the computer, trimmed and also distressed. 

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!

Sunday 17 February 2019

Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Hop Day #5 Part 2

I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #5 Post Part 2!
And my final post as I am off to bed shortly...(even though I still have a few images on my work table that I didn't get round to...)

I have two more ATCs to show you in this post.

 I have used images and sentiment from Lizzy Love at  Oddball Art Co

In each case I printed the images and added a little colour with Copics and then trimmed them. I used scraps of card to make the layers behind the images.

I distressed the second with Black Soot distress ink.
Finally I added a little embellishment.

I will add these ATCs to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February

Happy Hopping!

Until next year...

Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Day # 5

I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #5 Post!

In this post I have a tag to share...

In my craft room sort out I came across some skull beads and some heart shaped shaker thingies...

I started with a MDF tag which I layered with a piece of black card and then a piece of eco paper a friend had sent me. I had punched the corners of this and punched a heart shape to let in the shaker thing.

I added beads to the heart, distressed wround the edges with Black Soot and then added the metal embellishment and the gold roses. I added the verse, printed on some Fabscraps paper and again distressed around the edges with Black Soot.
Fonally I added the string with two more beads.

The verse is 

“Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.”

This uplifting bereavement poem was written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in the 1930s. It declares that the people you love are not gone, they are all around you.
I will add this tag to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February

Happy Hopping!