Sunday, 19 November 2017


Thanks - thanksgiving is our  challenge this week

Our sponsor this time is Sparkle n Sprinkle -
I used their gorgeous image :Basket of hope. 
There are also some more sentiments which come with this image - 
it's a wonderful little bundle of digi-loveliness!

I have to say - the basket did take a looong time to colour, but I feel it was worth it. 
Once I had coloured the imaged, I didn't feel 
that it needed too much more. 
i added the corners which I trimmed fro a piece of brown card
and coloured around the edges with a few 
different shades of brown alcohol pens.
Because I had made a gingham design on the cloth inside the basket,
I replicated that by matting the whole image on 
a red gingham paper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty friends - add a sentiment - 1 Dec
Creative fingers - atg - 25 Dec
QKR Stampede - atg - 23 Nov
Creative with stamps - thankful - 1 Dec

Friday, 17 November 2017

A guest designer spot!

Woop woop!

I was invited to be a guest designer at Colour crazy challenge 
for a few challenges - and this is my first card for them.

The challenge is "anything goes" and I used the image
 "cute robin stocking" from Polkadoodles.

This was a really sweet image to colour. I used  a variety of my alcohol markers.
I embossed the background with my snowflakes folder and bigshot
and hand-doodled on each snowflake
with my white sakura pen. 
There's a spot or two of diamond stickles too, on each snowflake,
for a bit of sparkle n shine!
I cut and embossed a small border around the robin 
and added a sentiment from my pc.

I really enjoyed using this cute image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty catz - atg / twist: sparkle n shine - 23 Nov
Creative fingers - atg - 25 Dec
Jo's scrap shack - atg - 26 Nov
2 Crafty critter crazies - atg with a critter/animal - 1 Dec
Crafty animals - atg - 29 Nov
C.R.A.F.T. - christmas - 23 Nov
Crimbo - atg - 22 Nov
Cute card thursday -  birds / animals - 22 Nov
 Hanna and friends - animals - 22 Nov
Little miss muffet - atg - 1 Dec

Sunday, 5 November 2017

It's definitely Autumn here!

The neighbours here have a sycamore tree, 
which sits on the border between our house and theirs, at the front.
Its a beautiful (and big!) tree, which has been colouring and shedding it's
leaves for the past weeks. 

Infact, when we opened up the door one morning, after a windy night, 
there was a sea of leaves that greeted us! 
We had to wade through them, to get to the cars on the drive!

When the "fall colours" challenge came through this week - 
I just looked out of the bedroom window and tried
to pick *some* of the colours from that tree.

I couldn't possibly find every colour.  Lol. 

So... for our challenge at Glitter n Sparkle 
this week,  I got "air dreamer" image from Ppinky dolls
and played with those colours...

I coloured her with my alcohol markers 
and diecut around her. 
I popped her onto many layers so
that I would have a chance to use a lot of colours.
I even got some gold washi tape in there, which I bought
in Canada lat year, and haven't used yet.
(It's behind the image, going horizontally.)

A couple of paper flowers, layered, finished this card.
I haven't decided on the sentiment for this one yet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps - autumn - 13 Nov
Crafty calendar - autumn colours - 30 Nov
Crazy for challenges - layer it up - 12 Nov
Hiding in my craft room - fall colours - 11 Nov
Dies r us - anything "fall" - 14 Nov
Love to craft - atg - 30 Nov

Friday, 3 November 2017

M-I-L's birthday

I made this one for my Mother-in-Law.
The image is from Patties Creations
and its called "three birdhouses" where (handily) the 
challenge this month is "birthdays."

I decided to use autumnal colours for this one.
I embossed the edge of the white backing piece, and 
nipped off the corners, before inking all round.
The little banner was made with my cute little new die,
which I bought last week in the Range. 
The kraft card in the background has been
 embossed in my honeycomb fence embossing folder.
The cat is a memory box die.
('Mum' is also a die - cut on my bigshot!)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative fingers - atg - 17 Nov
Jos scrap shack - atg - 14 Nov
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 27 Nov
Sparkles forum - autumn colours - 15 Nov

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Purple and black

At Glitter n Sparkle this week, the challenge is to use
"purple and black."

I got the delightful image "happy new year" from
Crafts and Me. 
I chose to make a birthday card - for a friend
who is due to have her baby, around her birthday
and she is desperate to have a bottle of prosecco!  (or five! .. after the birth.)

I used my alcohol markers 
to colour this image, a border punch, a die from "The Works" 
and the butterflies are punched with my
 Martha Stewart punch.
The image is slightly raised on 3d foam.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - atg - 5 Nov
QKR Stampede - atg - 27 Oct
Little miss muffet - atg - 2 Nov

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Fall / autumn

The new Glitter n Sparkle challenge has just started...
this week we are asking you to show us your 
creativity, using "autumn colours."

Here is a card I made for the challenge this week...

This wonderful image came from Crafts and Me.
It's called "bottom of the garden." 

I added a sentiment from my pc and 
coloured it with my alcohol markers,
then mounted it onto a brown patterned paper.
After embossing the edge of the card and inking the edges
 of the image and brown paper,
I added a few autumnal punched leaves and a diecut "Dad".

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
A gem of a challenge - birthday - 13 Oct
Crafty friends - atg - 20 Oct
Crazy for challenges - make a card - 14 Oct
Dis digis - add a sentiment - 20 Oct
Colour crazy - atg - 21 Oct
Crafting with friends - atg - 21 Oct
That's crafty - forever autumn - 13 Oct
Little miss muffet - atg - 19 Oct
Creative moments -atg - 18 Oct
Crafty addicts - atg - autumn colours - 31 Oct

Friday, 6 October 2017

Autumn colours

"Kokopelli Southwestern Tile"
was the perfect image this month, for the challenge "shades of autumn"

I loved colouring this image with my promarkers.
I had real fun, making extra patterns on the border.
I mounted it simply, onto a kraft card and added a simple border there too.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

 Brown Sugar - orange, green and brown - 3 Nov
Colour crazy crafts - atg - 22 Oct
Crafting with friends - atg - 21 Oct
Creative knockouts - atg - 13 Oct
Creative moment s- atg - 18 Oct
Crafty Addicts - atg - autumn colours - 1 Nov
Crafting from the heart - atg - 9 Oct