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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Crafty Calender November Challenge - Autumn Colours

Good morning all.  Hope you are having a good day today.

I've had a couple of days of work so Friday was a shopping trip to Cheshire Oaks looking for bargains and on Thursday I went to the Birmingham NEC Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show.  I managed to pick up some crafty goodies and had a go at making a polymer clay Christmas decoration, my first time with polymer clay was okay but if I was doing it at home I would have taken a little more time over it.

Today is the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge over
at Crafty Calendar and our theme for this month is:
AUTUMN COLOURS
so time to find out those browns, reds and oranges for this months projects.


For my card I have used:

Three images from the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set by My Favorite Things coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.
The orange tartan paper is from the Craftwork Cards Contemporary Tartan 8 x 8 paper pack and the autumn leaves paper is from the Docrafts Tilly Daydream A4 paper pack.
The green leaf was cut using my Cricut and the fall leaves file from the Creativebug set.
Happy birthday sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp set, stamped with versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Other items from my stash.


No sponsor this month but we have a great craft stash surprise for one lucky winner.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your AUTUMN COLOUR projects with us and while you are there check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon  x


My polymer clay Christmas owl

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Crafty Calendar October Halloween Challenge Card.

Good morning all.  Hope you are all well today.   I'm away on holiday this week having a relax and some sunshine so todays post is coming to you from Portugal.

It's the first Saturday of the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

Our theme for this month is
HALLOWEEN
so share those spooky projects with us this month.

For my card I have used:

Digi stamp 'Mummy Dearest' from Dr Digi's House of Stamps coloured with copics.
Spooky house is the Cricut Haunted House Silhouette from the Monster Bash cartridge.
The background is a blend of Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide inks then sprayed with water.
Bats are from the Simon Says Stamp Ghostly Greetings stamp set.
Sentiment is from the Kraftin' Kimmie Too Cute to Spook 2 stamp set.
Spooky eye washi tape from my stash.




We are sponsored for this challenge by:

http://www.doctor-digi.com/

and



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Halloween creations and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

x

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Crafty Calendar September Challenge - Children/Baby themed cards

Good afternoon.   I've been at work so I'm a little late posting today.
Can you believe it's September already....it's the first Saturday so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

Our theme for this month is
Children / Babies
so my item for this challenge is a starting school card for my little four year old niece who starts reception class at school in a couple of days time (its already in the post on the way to her).


For my card I have used:

Lili of the Valley Back to School Girl coloured with copics.
Blackboard frame is cut using My Favorite Things Blueprint 17.
The blackboard and DP are from Lori Whitlock digital files at  Snap Click Supply Co.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:

https://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your children themed creations in this months challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Gee Up Neddy from Just Inklined Birthday Card


Good morning all.  Hope you are having a great day.  Another card to share today and this one is male themed.    My dad loves horse racing so when I saw this image over at
Just Inklined I knew this would be perfect on a birthday card for him.

For this card I have used
Gee Up Neddy from Just Inklined coloured with copics.
The DPs are from my stash



Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back on Saturday with another card to share.
See you soon x

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Crafty Calendar August Challenge - Shaped Cards

Good morning all.  Hope you are having a good day.  Today my friend is getting married so I'm off to a wedding, so I'm hoping for dry weather but it looking a bit cloudy at the moment.

Over at Crafty Calendar our August challenge starts today and the theme for this month is "SHAPED CARDS"

For this challenge I created a first for me, a pop up box card.......with a little help from my Cricut.

I have used:
Flump 'n' Tic digital image from Sheepski Designs coloured with copics
 Box card is a Cricut Cut File - Celebrate Box Card from the All Occasions Box Card Set
The greeting is from the Hero Arts Elephants Clear Stamp Set



We are sponsored for this challenge by:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns

and

https://www.craftyribbons.com/

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your "Shaped Cards" in this months challenge and while you're there check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon. x

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Clearly Besotted Hot Air Balloon Card

Good morning all.  I hope you are well today and the sun is shining.  Just a quick post to share a card I made using images from Clearly Besotted.

This card was made using:
images from the Clearly Besotted 'Up in the Air'  stamp set, stamped using Ladybug and Bamboo Leaves memento ink and covered in Glossy Accents.
The background the My Favorite Things Cloud Cover-Up die-cut from blue card.
The greeting is from the Clearly Besotted 'Flag Sentiments' stamp set, stamped using Ladybug memento ink.
The red dots are card candy covered in glossy accents.


Have a great day, thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon x

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Crafty Calendar Anything Goes Challenge Card using Bugaboo Stamps

Good morning all,  today's post is just a little reminder of the challenge we currently have running over at Crafty Calendar.
I was going to do this post yesterday but I took my Brownies on a day out to Hatton Adventure World and when I got back I was so tired I just couldn't stay awake.

Our challenge this month is
'ANYTHING GOES'
and I have another card to share,
this time using an image from our other sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

For my card I have used:
Giraffe Blocks from Bugaboo Stamps coloured with copics
The background is the My Favorite Things Giraffe Background 6x6 stamp, stamped onto yellow/orange bazzill card using the My Favorite Things Kraft hybrid ink pad.
I die-cut three squares in the background  to make windows for the giraffes to peek out of.
The greeting was a magazine freebie which I've stamped in versamark ink and then heat embossed using white embossing powder.
I then added a strip of stripy paper, a yellow button and a few sequins to finish.



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and there's still time to share your creations for this months Anything Goes challenge and while you're there check out the new DT creations using images from Bugaboo Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon. x

Friday, July 07, 2017

DigiStamp Boutique Marco and Hearts Anniversary Card

Good morning all.  Can you believe how fast this year is passing.  For me this year hasn't been one of the better ones so far, it's had it's sad times with my mom, an aunt and an uncle passing away.

Today would have been my Mom and Dads wedding anniversary and this is a card that I made for them last year but I didn't get round to sharing on my blog at the time.

For this card I have used DigiStamp Boutique digital stamp 'Marco and Hearts' coloured with copics and fussy cut.
I have used a heart background stamp with versamark and heat embossed with red embossing powder.
Kraft card with a heart window cut into it to allow the heart background to show through.


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Crafty Calendar July Challenge - Anything Goes

Good afternoon all.  A little bit later than normal with my post.  I've just got back from the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show at the NEC.  I'm glad that I had received free tickets from ICHF and didn't have to pay to get in or I might have been disappointed.....I still managed to get a few goodies to add to my stash.

Today is the first Saturday in July so we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar and out theme this month is
"ANYTHING GOES".
All creations welcome...

For my card I have used
Little Bear Ducky digital stamp from Stamping Studio coloured with Copics.  These have been fussy cut and added in between some waves that I cut using my Cricut.
The DP is a digital paper from Pink Petticoat (now known as The Lovely Studio)



We are sponsored for this challenge by:



 Stamping Studio is proud to sponsor this challenge! The prize is one image from each artist. Join them at their Facebook group Stamping Studio for freebies and specials. 

and

https://bugaboostamps.com/


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your creations with us for this months Anything Goes challenge and while you're there check out the gorgeous DT cards.  If you pop back to Crafty Calendar on the 15th July there will be a new batch of DT cards using images from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

Now off to get dinner prepared before I settle down to watch the last episode in this series of Doctor Who....so sad....

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon

Bev x

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Lili of the Valley Blooming Lovely Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are well and the sun is shining wherever you are as opposed to the rain we are to having where I live.  I'm sharing today a card that I made a while ago but didn't get around to blogging. This card was for my Moms last birthday back in December.


I have used for this card Blooming Lovely from Lili of the Valley coloured with copics  The background of the image happened following an accident with a copic marker.  When I was colouring the flower the yellow marker leaked and made the big yellow splodge right next to the flower.  So to disguise this I made lots of other splodges all over the background.



When I was sorting out moms belongings I found this card along with every other card that I had made her over many years.  She had kept every single one .... even the ones from my early days when I was still finding my way and they needed improvement.....lots of it..

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and I'll see you soon.

Bev x