Friday, 20 October 2017

Are you a City or Country Girl? - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

Time for a new challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog set by Miri who wants to know whether you're a city or coutry girl?  Can you guess which one I am from my card?

Give up?!  For the challenge I am a country girl.  I was brought up in the countryside in a small village in the East Midlands.  Lots of farmland around and lovely country walks.  I used to see deer and always thought they were so beautiful and powerful.

Back to my card, I've used the fabulous First Edition pad - Merry Little Christmas.  I absolutely love the colours and patterns in this pad and I'll be using them to demo this weekend in Romford.  I tore the paper to give the impression of grassland and added the deer die cut on a circle.  I used a tag sentiment, adding a little ribbon and gem to embellish.

I have a busy weekend ahead and then half term to look forward to so a break from the norm and I'm hoping to plan some outings with the boys.

Products Used:
Trimcraft First Edition Merry Little Christmas Pad
Time to Sparkle Die Set
All adhesive from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Festival of Lights - CrafTangles DT

Happy Wednesday!

I'm up on the CrafTangles blog HERE with a couple of celebratory cards for Diwali.  Diwali is the festival of light celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs.

You won't be surprised to learn that I have used 'light' as the theme for both my makes.

For my first card I've tried to highlight the diva lamp, keeping the rest of the card monochrome, bar the yellow border.  I've masked the lamp and used distress inks to create the glow from flame.

On my second card the fireworks are lighting up the sky and I used the appropriately named 'Fireworks' stencil with both distress oxides and heat embossing.  Don't the family look colourful in their traditional outfits?

There's a lot more detail on my makes over on the CrafTangles blog.

See you on Friday!

Products Used:
CrafTangles Diwali Wishes Stamps
CrafTangles Diwali Greetings Stamps
CrafTangles Cardstock in Cobalt Blue
CrafTangles Cardstock in Fiery Yellow
CrafTangles Stencil - Fireworks
Distress Oxides
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Ranger Embossing Powder in Silver
Ranger Embossing Powder in Gold
Tonic Nuvo Embossing Powder in White
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Pens
All adhesives from Six 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 13 October 2017

Funky Frame - Bubbly Funk DT

Welcome to the Weekend!

I did say I'd be back but I bet you didn't think it'd be this quick!  I'm on the Bubbly Funk blog HERE with my first project using the October Letterbox. 

I opted for a home decor project and made a frame using only items from the letterbox.  There is loads left over  and I do have other projects lined up!

There are lots of embellishments in the box and I felt like a child in a sweet shop trying to choose what to use first.

There's lots more information on the Bubbly Funk blog so I hope you 'll pop along and there is also a competition to win a box like mine over on the Bubbly Funk Facebook page.

See you next week!

Products Used:
Bubbly Funk October Letterbox
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Pastel Rainbow - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

This week's challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers was set by Sharon who asked for a pastel rainbow.  Now, as I'd already used traditional rainbows last week, I wanted to do something a little different and this is what I came up with.........

I used stitched dies to create the pastel rainbow background, adding a stitched sun and clouds.  I was SO pleased when I found a CrafTangles stamp set with the most perfect sentiment.  I really like the idea of wishing someone rainbows and sunshine, as to me it conjures up images of happiness.

Loving this challenge and the inspiration from the Design Team is brilliant - you must check it out HERE and have a go!

I'll be back over the weekend!

Products Used:
CrafTangles Girl In The Rain Stamp Set
Amy Tangerine Die Set
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 6 October 2017

October Elemental Challenge - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

It's the first Friday in October which can only mean one thing - the start of the Elemental Challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers blog, this time set by Leo.

I have a special card duo to share for an adorable set of twins which fits the Challenge so well!  I was asked by a friend to make similar but not the same 1st birthday cards incorporating, wait for it.......unicorns and rainbows! I was able to use a  new die set and I just had to add a touch of glitter to to give an extra sparkle.

Here is the photo from which you have to choose 3 elements.  I think there's something for everyone in here so no excuse for not joining in - ha!  

From the elements above I chose the wording unicorn and rainbows as well as the colours.  You'll find lots more inspiration on the Daring Cardmakers Blog HERE.

Enjoy your weekend,

Products used:
Sizzix Magical Unicorn Die Set
All adhesive from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Monday, 2 October 2017

Angie's Digital Stamp Challenge DT - Challenge 14 (October 2017)

Happy October!

A spooky start to the month from me with a new challenge over on Angie's Digital Stamps that has an optional twist of spooky/scary.

I've used the Halloween Digital Set for my make which includes the sentiment and witch's hat.

I had fun making the background using distress inks and spritzing a light mist of water at the end.  I coloured the image using my Zig pens.

To finish I added some strips on my black card base and enamel dots for extra interest.

You can see more inspiration from the Design Team HERE and I hope you'll join in as I'd love to see your Halloween makes!

Have a good week,

Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Angie's Digital Stamps - Halloween Digital Set
Ranger Enamel Accents
All adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 29 September 2017

Harvest Home - Daring Cardmakers Design Team

Friday Greetings!

It's my turn to choose a challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers and I have gone with 'Harvest Home' - the boys have a Harvest Festival at school today and I'd like to see any fruit, vegetables or grains on your card.  I've made a couple of cards because I wanted to make full use of a Spellbinders stamp and die set that I recently won which happens to fit in with the challenge!

For my first card I stamped and heat embossed a stitched circle and the sentiment before making up the pea pods and adding a couple of extra peas near the sentiment!

For my second card I stamped a paint effect background and made up the carrots, adding the stamped sentiment.

They are simple cards but I think they really show the dies off well.  

You can see more inspiration over on the blog HERE - they certainly made me feel hungry!  I hope you'll play along as I'd love to see your interpretations on the challenge.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Products Used:
Spellbinders Peas and Carrots Stamp & Die Set
Nuvo Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
All Adhesives from Stix 2 Anything
Everything else from my stash