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Monday, 15 September 2014

Fitztown - Fall Colours




This is my card for the challenge over at the Fitztown Challenge Blog - Fall Colours. I chose the image Garden 6 because I reckoned the chickens would be perfect in Fall Colours or as we would say here in the UK, Autumn Colours. Check out the fantastic images here and you'll find my image and lots of other images suitable for this challenge. 

My card is an 8x8 square by Joanna Sheen. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then cut it with the Spellbinder classic square, backing it with the scalloped square. The orangey/red card is by Papermill and I used two different shades for the mat, image mat and sentiment backing. The backing paper is from a First Edition pad called Hideaway. I used a mix of Spellbinder dies to cut some leaves to follow through the Fall/Autumn theme, though it's only the colours that are necessary for the challenge. The sentiment was generated on the computer, cut with more Spellbinder dies, and I think I should tell you that this is a term of endearment in this area of the UK. lol 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
My Besties UK Challenge - Anything Goes with wings
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes with Fall Colours
Divas by Design Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Things with Wings
Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - All Creature Great and Small

Thank you all for visiting and leaving me comments, I love reding them. Hazel x





Thursday, 11 September 2014

MAWTT - Add Texture



It's Tammy's turn to host the challenge this week over at Moving Along with the Times and she chose the theme of 'Add Texture'. Here's my card -
It's a 6x6 card blank by Craft UK. The dark brown pearlescent card is by Papermill and the fluffy animal print felt is by Hobbycraft.

This stamp is by Clarity and I bought it because it reminds me of Maisie, our Maine Coon cat, when she was a baby. She was a BIG cat but she thought she was a BIG CAT and acted accordingly, hence the felt! lol I coloured the image with my Promarkers before cutting with a Spellbinders die. I used another fancy Spellbinders die for the shape in the bottom corner and I attached a Crafty Bitz charm of two cats to it. The only other embellishment is a Meow paw print button from Create and Craft.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2 or more Dies
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Something old, (stamp, felt and meow) something new (charm)
Passion for Promarkers - Four legged Friends
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes





Friday, 5 September 2014

Fitztown - Fantasy



The theme at Fitztown Challenge Blog is 'Fantasy' and here's my card showing the image Le 3 by Fitztown and you can check out the fantasy images, Last Enchanter, here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then cut carefully around it leaving a small white border. I had prepared my 8x8 Joanna Sheen card blank into an easel card and on the front of the easel I matted some black glitter paper which I bought at a craft fair a few years ago. It's got a sticky back and clings to the card as soon as it gets anyway near it so you have to be very careful - maybe that's why I don't use it very often. lol On the base of the easel I matted some Costco mottled green paper and then generated a sentiment on the computer as the stop. I used black Distress Ink on the edges of the sentiment and raised it on foam pads. I added a dark green button to each end. The diecuts are made with a Spellbinder die and are in dark green Papermill card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Come and Get it Challenge - Things with Wings
Fairytale Stampers Challenge - Everything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Use a Digi
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes Challenge - Use buttons - 2 or more
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any sentiment other than Birthday

Thursday, 28 August 2014

MAWTT - A Stitch in Time



This week the theme is 'A Stitch in Time' set by big boss Hazel (Didos). Come along and join us at Moving Along with the Times.

My card blank is by Joanna Sheen. The pink card is by Papermill and the glitter card is from a craft fair. I used some yellow pearlescent card from Hobbycraft and embossed it with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder before matting it on to the Papermill pink card as the base for my stamped image. This is a very old rubber stamp by Joanna Sheen and I stamped it in Memento ink before colouring with my Promarkers. I cut it using a Spellbinders resplendent rectangle and backed it with the larger size rectangle cut in pink glitter. The bobbin in the bottom corner is a Memory Box die and I added some salmon coloured silk to it along with a couple of pins. I generated the sentiment on the computer, backed it with pink card and added three small pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
4KraftyGirlz Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations Challenge - Charms or Pins
The Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Left of Centre Challenge - Real or Faux Stitching
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing, wet or dry
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge - Bingo - diecut, pearls, yellow
A Gem of a Challenge - Stitching, real or faux
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again soon.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Just Because I Can

Today I've made a card............just because I can. My eyes are open and this afternoon I don't have a problem so I've been able to finish this card which I really started on Saturday. Bad eyes stopped play so I had to give up and yesterday was a no go too.

Anyway, here it is, using one of the new images from Morgan's Etsy shop here. The digi is called Mystical Mermaid Selkie with Seal. I can hardly wait to colour the other images and make more cards but that all depends on how my eyes behave over the next few weeks. I'd had five days in a row when they were fine and I was so sure that I'd conquered the problem but then........... yesterday happened and this morning.


I used my Promarkers to colour her and then gave an overall spray of iridescent Spray and Sparkle from Crafter's Companion. I coloured directly on to the large card blank, from Joanna Sheen, with my Promarker and then sprayed that too so that it looks almost sparkly like the sea. A scrap of sandpaper became the floor with some scattered shells from Beachcomber. A small Crafty Bitz mermaid  was set on a Spellbinders die cut at the top of the card. Then I coloured some bits of raffia, it's supposed to look like seaweed but I'm not sure that that succeeded! lol The raffia is from Hobbycraft

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Animals
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Use your Stash - the raffia, I've had for years and the shells, well, I keep using them but they will last forever!
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Monday, 25 August 2014

Fitztown - Banners or Pennants



This week's challenge at Fitztown challenge blog is 'Banners or Pennants' so we'd like to see your cards with one or both of these on. I used both!

My image is Sports Car 1 available here. Check out the Fitztown store for lots of images in lots of sections with new images being added all the time.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers and used my Sakura silver metallic pen on the exhaust, etc. After cutting the image into a rectangle I matted it on to dark green card from Papermill. I used Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of pennants on a sheet of white paper which I then matted on to more dark green card. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I wanted to keep this card quite simple so I made a dark green banner and wrote Happy Birthday in a Sakura white pen. The only addition then was the set of three green buttons, tied with Creative Expressions baker's twine, which I set at the bottom right corner.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
4KraftyGirlz Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Let's get Masculine
Crafts Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet Challenge - Guys only
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing - wet or dry

Thank you all for your comments, they're much appreciated.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Morgans Fae World Christmas Digis




Come and buy, come and buy. Yes, Morgans Fae World Etsy Shop has some new Christmas digis in the store and I've enjoyed colouring this one. I've used Promarkers to colour it, with Sakura gelly roll gold for the tree garland, and after cutting with a grand Spellbinders label nestie I matted it on to red card. I used a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder on some greeny/yellow card matted on to more red card. I added two narrow red strips of card. The image was then raised on foam pads to give some depth and a Joanna Sheen signature die of bunting was added beneath the image. Although I don't usually 'do' cute this is the second one in next to no time and I really enjoyed making it - maybe I'm getting hooked on cute.

Come across to the Fitztown Challenge blog and see some cards that the rest of the creative team have made with these wonderful new images.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
4KraftyGirlz Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas
Mema's Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing, wet or dry
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything for Christmas

Thank you all for your comments, I love reading them.