Friday, 31 May 2019

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - May

The May image for the Progressive Freebie Challenge at
is an image called
I have used the image to make a card:

1. White card blank.
2. Layer of red card.
3. Layer of heart paper from Trendy Blue Lifestyle Design Pad from The Works.
4. I coloured the image with Copics, cut it out and added it next.
5. I added the For You die cut - from Craftstash - cut in red.

I will link this on the Outlawz website.

Happy Crafting!

This reminded me of a card I made in 2016
using Derek and Deirdery (coloured with blendable pencil crayons)

It amused me to think that this followed the above!!

Oddball Friday Freebie CCC#55

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

Oddball Art Stamps

Watch your email for this week's image! 

Today's makes use the freebie Moe's Broken Heart...

Firstly, I made a pair of ATCs using Moe, the broken heart and the sentiment.

I used scraps from my stash, Copic markers and a few gems.

Next I made a card using Moe and a paper from Oddball Art Co Dots and Doodles

I started with a square white scalloped card blank and added the spider web window printed on red and cut out with a stitched square die.
I added Moe, coloured with Copics and cut out. I added the broken heart printed on white with a red stamped sentiment from Visible image on the top.
Finally I added the raindrops stamped in red - these are red rubber stamps from Designs by Ryn.

Once again Leigh is hosting a Halfway to Halloween Blog Hop - find more details here...

These are my final makes to add to the May 27 Post.

Happy Hopping!

(I decided the hopping skeletons had to come back...)

Thursday, 30 May 2019

LeighSBDesigns Halloween in May Blog Hop - Day #4

Once again Leigh is hosting a Halfway to Halloween Blog Hop - find more details here...

First of all today I would like to reshare a tag I made for the Dark Valentine hop in February.

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 shaker, distressed round the edges with Black Soot and then added the metal embellishments and the gold roses. I added the verse, printed on some Fabscraps paper and again distressed around the edges with Black Soot.
Finally 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.”

 Written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in the 1930s.

But today is ATCoin Day - and I have a few to share with you!

These are some I made during 31 Days of Halloween last year:

On the front you can see a coin with Leigh's Tangled Witch's hat.
You can also see a Rick St Dennis image and two with Hellgnomes Death Digi's Yarrr, coloured with Copics and cut out.
Most of them have a circle of marbling over a scrap of card...

The next one uses Creepy Cute Sad Bunny on Skull from Oddball Art Co Stamps.
I added colour with Copic markers.

It features an embossed background with added Distress Ink to emphasise the texture.

My final two use Leigh's MerWitch which I coloured with a number of Copic markers and real brush pens. I then used a 2.25 inch punch to cut two sections.

I distressed these round the edges with Peacock feathers and placed the circles on 2.5 inch circles of scraps from my stash, distressed with Stormy skies.

Finally I added a scattering of pearls.

I will link these to the May 27 Post.

I just went over to Leigh's blog and saw that Val had a very similar idea to me!!

Happy Hopping!

(I decided the hopping skeletons had to come back...)

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

LeighSBDesigns Halloween in May Blog Hop - Day #3

Once again Leigh is hosting a Halfway to Halloween Blog Hop - find more details here...

I have had one of Leigh's MerMay images on my desk for weeks but somehow I have not had chance to colour it yet - hopefully I will before the end of the hop!

But today is Pocket Letter Day - and I have three to share with you - the first one I'd like to share is one I made for Half 'o'ween in 2017.

 The skull stamp was a prize from Dream In Darkness.
I started by making my 9 backgrounds - black card matted with 
Ike's freebie Poe Raven Background and then layered with webby ribbon in black and purple. Although I had run out of this I have just found they sell it on one of the stalls on Derby market. I love this webby ribbon!

I then added die cuts to each ATC (The die cuts were all sent me in a RAK from Amanda Phillips)

and placed them in a pocket letter sleeve.

My second pocket letter is one that I made last October
 - but I was quite pleased with it...

It was for a pocket letter swap organised by the facebook Group Oddball Stamps by Lizzy Love

These are the 9 ATCs before I put them in the wallet:

1. I started with a sheet of paper from The Craft Box - The other Side. I cut a piece that would fit in my printer and printed the bats on it. The bat image was a freebie from the Oddballs Newsletter.
2. I then cut 9 rectangles from this, just smaller than the black cards I had made as my bases.
3. I then used Happy Horrors and Halloween Crowd from Oddball Stamps, printing the images and colouring them with Copics.
4. I then placed the images on the ATCs cutting into sections as required and lengthening the balloon string. Finally I added the sentiments and the words.

I then placed the ATCs in the wallet...

My 3rd and final pocket letter is one I just finished - these are the ATCs I made to start,
They use scraps of grey card matted with a Tim Holtz paper. I then added die cut pieces of background that I had made by adding distress inks to a tree embossing folder and running white card in it through the Big Shot.

I added die cut mushrooms owls and bats. These are two of the ATCs - they are all similar.

I then placed them in a folder:

I will link this to the May 27 Post.

Happy Hopping!

(I decided the hopping skeletons had to come back...)

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #343

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

Do pop over and see my teamies' makes!!

Just a very quick Christmas card. I found this image on my worktable and liked it - so I thought I would use it! It was from CraftsUPrint at some stage!

1. Kraft card base.
2. I used nesting dies to cut the image, it's frame and the sentiment, using red card for these.
3. Instead of a stamped or printed sentiment I used two festive brads.

Very quick and easy!!

Hope to see your make in the Challenge!!

Happy Crafting!