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Sunday 31 March 2019

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - March

The March image for the Progressive Freebie Challenge at
is an image called
by Sandra VanBlaricum, one of the Outlawz DTs and Admins find her at
I have used the image to make an Easter card:

1. I have been making various cards using double sided 12 by 12 paper cut at angles and folded to make card bases. In this case I have scored at 4 inches and 8 inches on a piece slanted across the top. This makes a sort of zigzag card.
2. I coloured the image with Copics and added it to the front.
3. I used a Craftstash Happy Easter sentiment on the middle section.
4. Inside I added a House Mouse image that I had coloured on my desk...

I will link this on the Outlawz website.
For just a little more fun, I added bunny pegs...

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 30 March 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Challenge # 431

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

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

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

Here's my card...

1. White square card blank.
2. Squares of black and starry papers from which have been die cut a series of stars. These were then placed alternately to make the design.
3. Gold Merry Christmas embellishment.

I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 431

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 27 March 2019

GDT for Crafting by Design

I am very happy to join in the Spring Blog Hop at Crafting by Designs!

 This will begin at 12:00am EDT on Wednesday March 27 and run to 11:59pm EDT on Tuesday April 2. I am sure you will enjoy hopping through the line up of both the Crafting by Designs DT and the Oddball Art DT. 

If you have reached me then you are almost finished - next you go to EK from EKGormanDesigns), but please leave a comment first!

This is the complete list if you haven't yet been to the beginning:

Crafting by Designs Design Team
Rene from Life in the Craft Lane
MariLynn from Mississippi McGyver
Pam from Mustang Creations
Isobel from Isobel Creations
Carole from The Things I Love
Julia from Paper and Scrap Creations by Julia
Laura from Laura's Craft Closet 
CraftyGirl from Crafty Girl Cards and Crafts 
Sharon from Danny and Petey's Mom

Guest Designers from the Odd Ball Art Design Team
Penny from Busch Creations
Susan from Calling All Crafters 
EK from EKGormanDesigns
and finally Crafting by Designs

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love is our sponsor and will be offering a prize of 3 digi images to the winner who is chosen at random. Make your project with the theme  Anything Goes and add it here

Oddball Art Stamps

I am joining in as part of the Oddball Design Team.

Here is my card:

I used the image #154 Monday Mornings Frazzled Fran needs her coffee

I printed the image a couple of times, cutting them out and paper piecing

 (with paper from a paper pad from The Works - Sweet Moments)
 to form the coffee cup fold out card. 

This is the front:

I added two pieces of cream card above the cup on the front - distressed around the edges with tea dye distress ink. I wanted this to look like cream with sprinkles (these were made with Dovecraft pink 3D pearl effects.) The second piece is on foam pads.

I had printed the sentiment on the DP and added this on a piece of cream paper, alos on foam pads.

Inside the card, the cup is paper pieced and Fran is coloured with Copics.
This sentiment was printed on the paper too, and added to the cup.

Happy Hopping!

Saturday 23 March 2019

Crafty Hazelnut's weekly Christmas Challenge #430

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Inspired by a song'.

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

Here's my card...

1. Pre-printed patterned card blank.
2. Rectangles of red and green card.
3. I printed the first verse of The Holly and the Ivy on white card and then stamped the images alongside. These are Woodware stamps. I added colour with some Copics and trimmed this to size.
4. Embellishments. shiny white leaves.

I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 430

Happy Crafting!

Friday 22 March 2019

Oddball Art Friday Freebie!!

I love receiving the Friday Freebie from Oddball Art Stamps
These are available when you subscribe to the Oddball Newsletter.

Oddball Art Stamps

This week the image is CCC45 Geeky Ghouls - and I had real fun with it!!

Not only did I use the image, I used papers from Oddball Art Designs too...

I made a card and a set of ATCs...

I added a little colour with Copics, googly eyes, a button and some glossy accents.

The card is another bi-fold.

Happy Crafting!

Let's celebrate your Birthday...

This is my second card for Outlawz Challenges 8th Birthday!!

I was delighted to receive a free pack of papers from We are 3 Digi Shop for entering the Outlawz Blog Hop and Challenge yesterday...

...so I decided to make a card using two of these papers.

I have made a bifold card using a 5.25 inch strip from a grey 12 by 12 page from a 'Neutrals' paper pack. I folded this at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches and sliced off the two top corners to make the fold as shown.
I then added sections of the papers to each side.

I then added my image and sentiment - from Vera Lane's Unicorn and Pegasus Set, coloured with Copics.

I added a rosette and some glittery buttons.

I will link this to the Outlawz Birthday Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Thursday 21 March 2019

Let's celebrate your Birthday!!

So many Birthdays this month!
But the one I am celebrating today is Outlawz Challenges 8th!!

I have made a twisted easel card -
 find details of how to construct a twisted easel card in my video below.

I made my card base using a 12 by 12 page from The Works paper pack
 'Wonderful Sweetness'.
I used a 6 inch strip to make a normal square card blank.
 I cut another 6 by 6 square to form the easel.

I used another paper from the paper pack to form the next layers behind the flamingo paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

I used the same paper behind the pre-coloured image and the sentiment - both from 
Imagine That Digistamps

Flamingo Birthday

Finally I added the flamingo embellishment.

I will link this to the Outlawz Birthday Challenge


Imagine That Digistamp Creative Challenge #3

For details of how to make a twisted easel card take a look at this video

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 333 Holiday

Here's my make for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

Do pop over and see my teamies' makes!!

I was dreaming of a holiday in the sunshine...

1. Basically I used the Sizzix Thinlits Pineapple Fold-a-Long die set and papers from a Summer Fruits paper pad from the Works.
2. I stamped the sentiment on yellow and mounted it on a darker yellow. I attached this to the yellow oval which clips into the middle pineapple. The sentiment is a Little Claire stamp.
3. The card folds flat  with the two outside pineapple halves sitting together.

Hope to see your make in the Challenge!!

Happy Crafting!