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Monday, 15 December 2014

Fitztown - Winter Theme

This time the Fitztown Challenge is a Winter Theme so come along and join us. My image is Cat 2 available in the Fitztown Store.

My card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I coloured her (did you know that all cats are female and all dogs are male? Well, that's what my brain keeps telling me, lol) with my Promarkers and then fussy cut her. I used my prize winning items for most of the rest of the card. I won a range of blue items and this paper looks just like a rug so my cat is lying asleep on her rug, in front of the roaring fire. I added a blue pinwheel and a navy blue bow - two more blue items. The whole set is by Docraft's Papermania range. I generated the sentiment on the computer and matted it on to dark brown pearlescent card from Papermill. A relatively simple card but I like it.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:




Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Inspiration Destination 11


Once again we have two sponsors My Whimsical Little World and Crafty Sentiments over at Inspiration Destination for our challenge number 11.

My first card is showing the cat image by MWLW.


I coloured the image with my Promarkers and after cutting with a Spellbinders wonky square die I edged it with Distress Ink in Barn Door. The card blank is a small square by Craft UK and I made the background by stamping a Sarah Beise cat stamp in black Memento ink. I coloured the collars on all the cats but only coloured in two of them fully. The cat image was raised on foam pads and the only embellishment was s small Meow button that I bought from Create and Craft. A very simple card but quite cute.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge - Must have an animal
Cards Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft December Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes


This is my card using the image Hootie, Rain, Rain Go Away by Crafty Sentiments.


I coloured the image with my Promarkers and used Inkssentials Glossy Accents on the raindrops. The pink card is from Papermill and the card blank is by Craft UK. I cut the image into a rectangle and used Distress Ink Stormy Sky on the edges. I set the image to the left. A Memory Box Bella Bouquet die was used to cut the flowers in white and then I coloured them with Promarkers too. The plantpot die was a prize I won a few weeks ago and I'm sorry but I have forgotten completely the name of the company, my apologies,  The little wooden snail I bought from Create and Craft and the sentiment was generated on the computer. After it was all finished I used Crafter's Companion Iridescent Spray and Sparkle on it but, unfortunately, it has shown up glue marks where the flower diecut  was stuck. It's not so noticeable on the card itself. Bother.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes
Squigglefly Challenge - Emboss or Die Cut
Through the Purple Haze - Use a Sentiment

Monday, 8 December 2014

Fitztown - Christmas Theme




The challenge at Fitztown this week is Christmas Theme and I used the very cute image of Stardust and Pumpkin 7 from the Fitztown Store. I coloured her in with my Promarkers, adding some glitz to her wings with Sakura gelly roll pens, and then cut with the Spellbinders grand nestie oval.

The green glitter paper with sticky back is from the Bluewater Craft Fair of a couple of years ago. I used that as the mat on my 8x8 card by Joanna Sheen. I used a Sue Wilson striplet die for the red die cut and added a large pearl to the centre. The red card is from Papermill. I generated the sentiment on the computer, backing it with more red card.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Digistamps4joy Challenge - Christmas
Divas by Design Challenge - Festive (Although I'm not sure this little fairy is feeling festive! lol)
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - Christmas Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge - Things with Wings
Simon Says Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
A Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Christmas Cards
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Bright Colours

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Moving Along with the Times - Christmas Climate

This week at Moving Along with the Times it's Red's turn to choose the theme and it's 'Christmas Climate'.


My card is made using a freebie stamp that I received in a magazine a long time ago. I've used a small Craft UK card blank and three varying shades of silver paper and card as the background. The embossed card is embossed using Provocraft folders. The base paper was given in a Secret Santa gift a couple of years ago and it's the first time I've used it. The image was coloured with my Promarkers, then I hand cut the oval and edged with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. The sentiment is from one of Joanna Sheen's stamp plates. I stamped and embossed it with silver powder, trimmed it and rounded the corners before edging with Distress Ink. The organza ribbon is also from JS.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Inspiration Challenge 10

Here are my cards for the challenge number 10 at Inspiration Destination. The theme is Anything Goes and our sponsors this week are Dr Digi and Bugaboo.

My first card shows Metal Mick by Dr Digi.

I used a large square card blank by Joanna Sheen. The red card is by Papermill and has a Payperbox music patterned paper matted on to it as the background to Metal Mick. He was coloured with my Promarkers and had some Stickles added to his red guitar. A Memory Box treble clef die is used top right. I used a Joanna Sheen Signature die bunting in the top left. However, I didn't leave it as bunting I cut four small rectangles in Papermill red card and then added the letters of the recipient's name in gold brads - I bought these from Create and Craft at least ten years ago!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
A Creative Romance Challenge - Something Old
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Let's Face the Music
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

My second card shows Stella Fitness Level from Bugaboo.


I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then after cutting it into a rectangle I matted it on to lime green and dark green card to match her sweat suit. lol I used the Couture Creations embossing folder called 'Tied Together' to emboss a sheet of white paper which I then matted on to the green card as before. The large card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I raised the matted image on foam pads and then added Mei Flower pearls to the background. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado and I heat embossed it before adding to the top right. Mei Flower gems were then added to the top left of the image and one was added to the sentiment. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet Challenge - Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenge - Embossing with optional twist of sparkle


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Inspiration Destination Challenge 9


This week we have the sponsor, Sweet 7, for our challenge over at Inspiration Destination. Come and join us, remember we are always Anything Goes with a digital element.

My image is Sunflowers in Vase and can be bought here:       http://sweet7digitals.bigcartel.com/product/sunflowers-in-vase

I decided to make a DL card to follow the elongated shape of the vase and it turned out to be a very simple card. This is one of those cards when I'm thinking maybe I should have done something else with it, it's not one of my favourites.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then cut it with a Spellbinders label die before adding some Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer dots to the corners - in bronze. The sheet of pale yellow Papermill card was embossed as the background. A narrow bronze organza ribbon from Create and Craft was wrapped around the bottom. The image was raised on foam dots near the top and then an Inkadinkado sentiment was stamped in brown Memento ink and cut with a Sue Wilson resplendent rectangle die. This was fixed between the image and the ribbon and had a wooden flower added as the finishing touch. Hmm.............................

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - No Design Papers Allowed
Cards Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
A Crafty Mess Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenge - Embossing
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Let's be girly and use a die cut or punch
Card Mania Challenge - Use a Digi
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes



Monday, 24 November 2014

Fitztown - Pink and Silver Christmas


This is my card for the Pink and Silver Christmas challenge over at the Fitztown Challenge Blog. Each challenge runs for two weeks and I'm here to encourage you to come along and join us - come on, you know you want to make yet another Christmas card! lol

My card blank is a large 8x8 square by Joanna Sheen. The pink card is from Papermill and the silver paper is from a Papermania pad - I have glitter everywhere. The image is called Winter 2 and you can buy it here at the Fitztown Store. I coloured it with my Promarkers but the candle I coloured with a silver Sakura pen. I added some pink glitter to the baubles but I don't think I made a very good job of that. I matted the image on to more pink card and then raised it on foam pads to stand proud of the backing mat. I used my Spellbinders dies to cut the sentiment base and the ornate pieces to the left. My Create and Craft 'dazzlers' came out for only the second time and I added three to the top left of the image. It's definitely pink and silver. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge - Christmas cards
Card and Scrap Challenge - Christmas card
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No patterned Paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Make it Sparkle
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's All About Christmas
Inkspirational Challenge - Christmas
We Do Doobadoo Challenge - Christmas