Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Another Blueprints Card

Just a quick post as I should be cooking dinner!

Here is one more card combining MFT's Blueprints dies - Number 30 & Tag Builder 5. I used another couple of images I stamped at the Craft Retreat. I coloured them for the last colour challenge, but didn't use them.

Coloured with Zig Markers. The background tag is coloured with PanPastels and the designer paper is from Kaisercraft.
                                             I'm entering the following challenge.
(Mix it Up)





Using up the Unfinished Stuff

Whenever I go to our annual Craft Retreat, I come back with lots of stamped images - some coloured and some just stamped and they usually just stay in a box,  untouched until the next time I go to the Retreat!!! Today I decided to use up some of the bits and pieces.

I'm not to sure how well all the colours go together, but at least these little critters ended up on a card! I just received some more goodies from MFT and amongst them, was the Blueprints Tag builder 5, so I made a card for the Blueprints Construction Challenge - Mix it UP (Blueprint 30 & Tag Builder 5). I took the front flap off the frame and the arrow is from the Tag builder set.



Now I need to go and play with my other new stuff!


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Chirpy Christmas

Here is another Christmas card to add to my small collection.  I love this stamp, but am never quite sure how to use it in my cards, so I decided to just use lots of colour for a bit of fun!


The stamp is from Penny Black 'Tree Chirps' and the sentiments are from PB 'Prancers' set. The birds were coloured with Zig Markers and added a bit of bling.

I'm entering the following challenges.
If you want to know about the Penny Black Head Start Challenge, click here.

Odd number of snowflakes and three words.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Hello Friend

Here is another card combining Essentials by Ellen and Altenew stamps for the Mix it Up Challenge at The Classroom.



The stamp sets I've used are Altenew 'Peony Bouquet' and Essentials 'Hello gorgeous'. Just a easy and classic design.

I'm also entering the following challenges:-


 one flower, 3 sequins, 7 leaves :)


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Winter Song - A Shaker

Before the cool days give way to hot weather,  I thought I'd make some wintery Christmas cards to send to our Northern Hemisphere family and friends.

This is a beautiful stamp from Penny Black, called Winter Song. I really love this magical scene. I decided to challenge myself to make a shaker - I love the look of them, but I always struggle to perfect them! The sentiment die is also from Penny Black and the sentiment stamp is from WPlus9. The paper in the background  (behind card) is from Kaisercraft and makes a great back drop for Christmas cards.


I'm entering the following challenges:-

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it - Anything goes


CLOSE to NATURE

Anything Goes + Watercolour

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Panda Can't Even ... without COFFEE!

I decided to make a fun card today. This is inspired by The ton challenge.

The coffee cup is a Silhouette cut file and I decorated it with the flowers from The Ton's Haute Stacks and the Panda,  was my alternative to the cat in the moodboard. I used my typewriter to add the extra bit to the sentiment.
I guess I should have used the tired looking Panda, but this one is my fave and it shows what he is like after coffee!

I'm entering the following challenges:-



https://thetonchallenge.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/october-challenge-1017/






Sunday, 8 October 2017

Honey and Bears

Yesterday  it was World Cardmaking Day and I managed to get in a bit of crafting time.
Here is one of the cards I made. 

The stamp set is WPlus9 Curious Forest Friends and I used MFT Blueprints 30 to make it interactive.
The paper is from Kaisercraft. The bears were coloured with Copic Markers and most of the rest was coloured with Zig Markers.

I had a lot of fun making this and am entering it in the following challenges:-