Thursday, 26 March 2015

MAWTT In the Wild

This week it's my turn to host the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times and I chose the theme In the Wild. So come along and join us with your take on this theme - country, weather, animal or whatever it conjures up for you.

I chose to use the tiger image available at Fitztown as I've had the image for a while and not used it. My large square card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I used a Clarity stencil to create the reeds and leaves behind the tiger, using a Frayed Burlap Distress Ink through the stencil to give the sludgy colour. The image was coloured with my Promarkers and then I tore it out close to the outline. My Spellbinder leaf dies came into play again as I placed a couple under the tiger and some hanging over his head. To finish it off I used my Spritzer and Marsh green Promarker to spritz the whole page to give it an undergrowth feel. I'm not sure that it worked but with my eyes the way they are I had to settle for this.

I look forward to having my eyes put right eventually so that I can join in and comment on all your lovely entries.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Fitztown - Use Green

This month the theme over at the Fitztown Challenge Blog is Use Green. I used the image Cameo 16 which is available at the Fitztown Store.

I used a large scalloped card blank by Craft UK. The pink card is by Papermill and I've matted a sheet of green backing paper from The Works on to it. The image was coloured with my Promarkers. If you've read my last post you will know that my Grand Calibur broke yesterday so I had to cut the image into a rectangle without using my dies. Ugh. I matted the image on to pink card too. All the corners were rounded with my Carl corner punch. Fortunately I had some leaves and swirls already cut and in my diecut box so I had to root around in there to find some to add to my flower.  My only other embellishments were some new iridescent gems from Reflections that I bought in Florida at Christmas.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Scrapbooker PhD challenge: Bling
Crafting  for all Seasons Challenge:  Girly Girls

Thursday, 12 March 2015

MAWTT 3 in a row

This week it's Sue B's turn to host the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times and she chose as her theme 'Three in a Row'. WHAT I DIDN'T DO IS CHECK TO SEE WHAT THE THREE IN A ROW ENTAILED AND IT WAS MEANT TO BE A BINGO THREE IN A ROW, Therefore my card doesn't fit the criteria specified - so much for this design team member being on the ball! lol Please come along and join in with us and see if you can make a card that fits the bill. This is the Bingo card - please tell us which row you have used.

I can't believe this because I'd had so much hassle getting the card made in the first place.
I managed to get it started and then I had so much bother getting this card finished. My eyes have been really bad for weeks now and, fortunately, I was way ahead with all my DT cards, until this week! Ugh. To top it all off my grand calibur broke today as I was trying to emboss so my card has turned out completely different from the way it was imagined.

My large card blank is by Craft UK and the backing paper is from a vintage pad from The Works. I rounded the corners with my Carl corner punch. I'm so pleased that I'd managed to get the butterflies cut before the GC died completely. They are Spellbinder butterfly dies, medium and small size. The bunting is a Signature die by Joanna Sheen and the sentiment stamp is from a freebie in a magazine
(I think, if my memory serves me right) lol. The pink and purple card is all by Papermill.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Things that Fly
Mema's Crafts March Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 February 2015

MAWTT Be a Sport

Come and join us at Moving Along with the Times with our fun theme of Be a Sport. This week's theme was set by Susan.

I've used a small square card blank by Craft UK. The red card is by Papermill but I'm not sure where I got the turquoise pearlescent paper, I embossed that with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder before matting on to the red card. The image is a rubber stamp, Glideabella, by and it's the first time I've used it, though I've had it for a few years now. I coloured her with my Promarkers and then cut out with an Xcut die before matting on to another die cut in beige. The beige plus the yellow swirl are diecuts that I got as a freebie when I ordered from 'dies to die for' and this is their usual practice. When you receive your order there's a small packet enclosed with half a dozen die cuts in and it's fun seeing what you get each time.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and/or Punches
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Letters of the Alphabet - S for Sport and Skating

Friday, 20 February 2015

Fitztown 'Have a Heart'

Come and join us at Fitztown Challenge Blog for our theme this month of 'Have a Heart'. Of course, that means we want to see a heart somewhere on your card.

I've used the image Bridal Wedding Day 1 which I hope is still available in the Fitztown Etsy store. If anyone has a problem finding any of the images I use for Fitztown you can send an email to and someone will assist you in finding the image you want.

The card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and a Sakura silver pen for the lace and head dress and then cut it into a rectangle. I used the Couture Creations 'Tied Together' embossing folder for the background paper and then matted it on to silver card. The heart and key are Spellbinder dies and I cut them in silver card from Papermill. The little heart and saying is from Tim Holtz - bought in Florida at Christmas and first time I've used them, so cute. I've used my new Sue Wilson bow dies again to make the bow at top left and, once again, put a rose in the centre. The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or Punches
Miriam's Crafting Blog - Romance
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Sweethearts and Roses
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a little Texture

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Guest Designer

Today I'm a Guest Designer for 613 Avenue Create using a Fitztown image of Floral 3 available here.

It's also a RAK day on 17 February so I've made this door hanger for a friend to hang on her craft room door. We all need a quiet time and what better than to have it in your craft room?

I coloured the image with my Promarkers and tore it out before using Distress Ink on the torn edges. The MDF plaque, which I bought from Joanna Sheen a few years ago, had already been painted with yellow emulsion paint before I added purple Cosmic Mist on top of it. The shimmer didn't show up very well but the colour works. The lilac lace with ribbon was from the local market and I lay that close to the bottom edge. I used a Spellbinders oval nestie and laid that at an angle to the left with a torn scrap of 'musical' paper, again edged with the Distress Ink. alongside it. I arranged the Floral image over the two. The sentiment is from Joanna Sheen. I was in a tearing frame of mind (lol) so I tore this out too and edged it with the Shaded Lilac Distress Ink, as before. I set this to the right and added three Mei Flower lilac pearls under the sentiment. I also added some of these to the oval nestie for added bling! To finish it off I added three Wild Orchid Craft flowers with some die cut swirls that a friend sent me, thanks Nataliya. Of course, it still needed a hanger so I used some of my new purple ribbon that I bought at Jo-Ann's when we were in Florida at Christmas. I fastened the ribbon on each side with a Dovecraft jewel brad.

I didn't expect to get this finished as my eyes have been really bad over the past few weeks. Roll on 18 March when I hope that an injection will sort them out for the next three or four months.

I'm entering this plaque into the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - You Matter
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Use some Flowers
Anything but a Card Challenge - Friendship
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you all, once again, for visiting. I'm hoping that I can return the favour just as soon as my eye situation is resolved.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

MAWTT Inspired by your favourite TV programme

Come and join us at Moving Along with the Times with Hazel's theme of 'Inspired by your favourite TV programme'.  My programme was 'The Voice' which isn't my favourite programme but is pretty close. I couldn't think of what to do for 'Death in Paradise' - lol.

My large card blank is by Joanna Sheen. The image is Chanteuse Jazz Baby by Rick St Dennis and I've coloured her with my Promarkers. I cut her with a Spellbinders grand oval nestie and then matted it on to a yellow scalloped nestie. The yellow card and the burgundy card is from Papermill, the pink glitter card is by Create and Craft from years ago. I bought the Sue Wilson bow dies in September and this is the first time I've used one of them. The rose in the centre of the bow is by Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is one I got free last week in a craft magazine. The whole sheet of stamps, by Clearly Besotted, has flowers, butterflies, a jar, a sweet and three sentiments. I only bought the magazine because of the stamps! The sentiment was coloured with my burgundy Promarker and then matted on to another Spellbinders oval die cut in burgundy.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Red, white and Pink
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Red and Pink
The Purple Haze Challenge - Use some flowers
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by, it's always good to see you and I love reading your comments.