Friday, 30 September 2022

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #516


This is my make for the

Do pop over to the Color Dare Challenge and take a look at my teamies' makes!

This is today's colour scheme - 

Using a stamp from Stampin Up's Amazing Silhouettes and a sentiment from Very Versailles, I stamped in colours of Distress Ink to match the colour scheme and the words in black.

I trimmed this and added it to a white card blank, matted with black and silver layers.

Hope you will join the Color Dare Challenge...


Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Addicted to Stamps and More - Any Occasion #439


The above is my Any Occasion project...for Challenge #439 at Addicted to Stamps and More

I have used a cream glossy card blank matted with a pieces of patterned paper from my stash.
I then added a piece of craft and gold paper from which I had die cut the Cat Tails Circle from Paper Rose.

  Happy Crafting!

Monday, 26 September 2022

Butterfly Challenge #173


The current theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #173 is W for Window Card

 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

This is the wheel - and colours

However - I am in the process of moving house - and I really have not had time to take a look at the instructions. So rather than not join in again I am sharing a simple butterfly card.

I am hoping you can see wheat and wisteria in the background. My daughter and I were playing with some washable markers, smearing them on kitchen foil, spritzing with water and soaking up the result with watercolour paper. We got some lovely results!

Anyway I decided to add this background (distressed around the edges with black soot distress) to a cream card blank matted with the dark 'wheat' colour card.
This was then stamped in black with the butterflies (Stampin Up Amazing Silhouettes) and the sentiment - an old stamp from Little Clare.
Finally I added the gold butterfly stickers.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Creative Warriors Inspiration Team - Term 2 Post #4


     This is my next inspiration for the Creative Warriors Inspiration Team 2022 - Term 2! 

with Michelle Grant Designs

You will see our inspirational creations on the Facebook Group

Today I am sharing a journal page which uses images from the September Challenge

and Patterns from Pattern 1

I started by adding the pattern pieces with matt medium. I printed them on tissue and ripped them up, adding then in the two opposite corners.

Using a stencil I added Distress Inks in two colours to form a green background. I also added clear embossing powder to some of these areas, so they had an added shine.

I added the pre-coloured cut out face and bird, adding a wash of beige shimmery water colour over the white areas. I stamped various areas with a script stamp.

I used the scrap edges of the image to make centres of fabric flowers which I placed on the top of the head. I added another Distress ink around the edges of these flowers.

Finally I added penwork - the sentiment, scribble and to the whites of the eyes. To emphasise the images I added Stabilo All around the edges.

Then this morning I joined in with the
 UK Stampers Network Craft and Chat Zoom. 
Patti Dutton was leading a workshop. I still had a printout of Affinity on my desk and I decided to use this in a journal page based on this workshop. Again I used Distress Oxides and stencils and stamps - then a lot of doodling!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 24 September 2022

CHNC challenge 613 for 24 September 2022 - include the word Joy

 A new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'include the word joy"
Do pop over and see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies!

This card started with a cream card blank matted with a Gold & Kraft card from a DCWV card pad. I follwed this by the image upcycled from a friend's past Christmas card! I added vintage photo Distress Ink around the edges.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Antigonish - Outlawz Songs and Rhymes

I do hope you will go and check it out! 

 Our sponsor for this month is Oddball Art
With a prize of a $10.00 coupon to the store!

Now on to the challenge!

Our Song/Rhyme this fortnight is my choice

Antigonish [I met a man who wasn't there]


Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish, I wish he'd go away...
When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door... (slam!)
Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away...


I have used the Haunted house image as the poem is about a ghost on the stair and so a haunted house.
I have made a page to add to my Halloween junk journal for this year.

The page opens to show a ghost - also an image from Oddball Arts.

If you haven't already, please join our 
to stay up with all the challenges.

Thanks for playing along!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 17 September 2022

CHNC challenge 612 for 17 September 2022 - include some plaid, checked or gingham


 A new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'include some plaid, checked or gingham'.

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

This card started with a white card blank matted with green card, then a layer of plaid paper. I die cut the holly leaves and berries with a Sissix die from another plaid paper, adding black soot Distress Ink to the edges of the pieces.

The plaid papers came from

Happy Crafting!