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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Crafty Calendar December Challenge - Let it Snow

Good Morning to all.  Hope everyone is well this morning.  Today is the first Saturday in December so we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar.

Are you all ready for Christmas?  Now that my Brownies Christmas Concert and craft stall are over which consisted of frantically making Christmas decorations to sell on the on the stall because I'd left it late again (even took to taking some felt decorations with me on a trip to London so I could sew them while I was on the train),  I can start thinking of my own Christmas.  I have just about finished my shopping, but it has got to be wrapped and I still have Christmas cards that need to be made.  So this months challenge theme
"LET IT SNOW"
is the perfect chance to tick another Christmas card off the list.

For my card I have used
Di's Digi image Reindeer Holly coloured with copics.
The DP is from the Disney Minnie Mouse 6 x 6 paper pack.
The kraft frame was cut using the MFT stitched square die.
The Christmas greeting is from Craftwork Cards.


I love making Christmas cards it gives me the change to go mad with glitter and sparkle....I have a cushion on my bed with the phase "When in doubt add glitter"...which is a sentiment I totally agree with....

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Let It Snow
Natalie & Amy - Christmas


We have two sponsors for this months challenge:

Who are offering some fag digis to this months winner

and


you can win a $12 voucher to spend in the store

Pop over to Crafty Calender and share your Let It Snow creations and also check out the gorgeous creations from the Calendar girls.

See you all soon......

Hugs

Bev xx

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Sparkle, Bling & Embellish

 Good Morning all.  I hope you are all well on this cold rainy November day.
Well Halloween & Bonfire Night have been and gone so it's time that I started thinking about making a start on my Christmas crafting.

For a few years I've made Christmas decorations and candles that I sell to raise funds for my Brownie unit and I always say I will start making these earlier in the year so that it's not a mad rush finishing the items off the day before the Christmas Fayre......seeing as I haven't made any yet I don't think this year will be any different, but at least with this months challenge card I've made a start on my Christmas cards.

It's the first Saturday in the month so the a new challenge over at

Crafty Calendar is
Sparkle, Bling and Embellish.

For my card I have used


  • Valerie with Snowball by Mo Manning from Stamping Bella coloured with copics.
  • The background is kraft card and I have added some sparkle using the Imagination Crafts Multi Snow Dots Stencil with Aurora Sparkle Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste.
  • The Snowflakes are die cut using the Memory Box Precious Snowflake die with a little gem in the centre for added sparkle.

 



We are sponsored for this challenge by Brenda's Lace & Ribbon Specials
who is offering this gorgeous goody bag of embellishments.



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Sparkly, Blingy and embellished creations and check out the gorgeous cards by the calendar girls.

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

Hugs

Bev x

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Halloween


Good afternoon to all.   Can anyone believe that we're in October already......time to start thinking about those Halloween crafts so we have a monthly challenge perfect for this over at Crafty Calendar.

Our challenge for this month is Halloween so perfect all those spooky projects.

For my card I have used:
Tim Holtz Halloween Silhouette Stamp Set.  I inked the Halloween word background with Distress ink pads in Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves and then sprayed the stamp with water before applying it to the watercolour paper.  Then it was embossed using the Halloween Silhouette embossing folder.

The witch and greeting have been stamped with black Archival Ink.  The greeting is from the the Halloween Trinket Stamp Set by Kraftin Kimmie.



We are sponsored for this challenge by

who is offering the winner a $12 voucher to use in the store.

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

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

Bev x

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Crafty Calendar September Challenge - Anything Goes

Good afternoon to all.  I hope everyone is feeing okay today.  It's the first Saturday in September so over at Crafty Calendar so we have a new monthly challenge starting today.

The theme is month is "Anything Goes" so all creations are welcome.

For my card I have used:

 "Heloise the Garden Gal" from Robyns Fetish coloured with copics
When I looked at this image I felt that she need gingham paper to go with her, both the DP's are from a from a paper pack which was a freebie with a magaine.
The embossed circle was made by added distress inks to a glass mat, spritzing with water and then pressing down watercolour paper onto it.  Then I ran it through my cricut with an embossing folder.



We are sponsored for this challenge by

who are offering 3 digi stamps to this months winner.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar with your entries for this months "Anything Goes" challenge and check out the gorgeous creations from the "Calendar Girls".

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

Bev x

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Crafty Calendar Challenge - BINGO

Good afternoon to all.  A little later posting than normal due to having been at work this morning and then having to try and get used to using Windows 10.   After using Windows 7 for a number of years it takes a little getting used to.

Today is the 1st of August so definitely the first Saturday of the month which means we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and this month we are playing 
"BINGO"

For my card I have used:
The image is "Sunshine Bubbles"  by That Craft Place coloured with copics
The DP is from the Wild Rose Studio Polka Dots paper pack


I had a nightmare colouring this image, as I coloured it all my skin colour copics that I normally use decided to run out so it didn't quite turn out how it was supposed to look....


Here's the BINGO card to go with the challenge, just use 3 items in either a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, or use every item for a full house.   On my card I managed two lines, a diagonal - pink, kraft and buttons and the first vertical column - pink, die cuts and faux stitching.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:


Pop over to Crafty Calendar Challenge and play BINGO with us this month and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

See you soon

Bev xx

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas in July

Good morning and a happy 4th of July to all.  Here in the UK we have been having a spell of gorgeous hot weather, hottest days of the year so far and what have I been doing.......making a Christmas card!

It's the first Saturday of the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
"Christmas in July"
It's never to early to make a start on those Christmas projects.......

For my card I have used:
Lili of the Valley stamp James the Bear - In the Snow, coloured with copics
DP's are from the Lili of the Valley Krafty Christmas paper pad



On offer to one lucky winner this month is a fab collection of Christmas Crafty Goodies..


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share with us your Christmas creations and also check out the gorgeous DT cards.

See you all soon....

Bev x

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Aurora Wings Fancy Fold Card

Good morning to all.   I think summer has finally arrived.  The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and unfortunately I'm at work all this weekend unable to enjoy it,,,,well until 1pm each day so I may get a few hours of sunshine in the afternoon.

It's the first Saturday in June so it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

For this month the theme is
"FANCY FOLDS"
so for me it's time to ditch the standard square card.

For my card I have made a Z fold card (I think that's what it's called, please comment and put me right if I'm mistaken).
I have used Strawberry Sprite by Aurora Wings and I've coloured the image with Koh-i-noor & Coloursoft Pencils.
The DP's are freebies from a magazine.


With June being the month of Wimbledon and strawberries and cream I thought this image was perfect for this months challenge.



We are sponsored this month by 


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

Hugs

Bev x

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Things With Wings.

Morning all.  I hope everyone is okay this morning.  It's May already and it's the first Saturday so we have a new monthly challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme for this month is "THINGS WITH WINGS" and I've gone a little off the norm with this card.

Normally I'd have chosen a fairy, bird or insect but for a change I have a DRAGON card....he has wings, although they are really tiny compared to his size....I don't think he'll ever take off.....


The image is Drago and Flowers by Digistamp Boutique coloured with copics.
The DP is a paper by Pink Petticoat, I had this as a freebie in a magazine,  I've tried searching for the name of it on their website but I think it may be a discontinued range.
The layouts have been cut using the Die'namics Blueprints Set #14.
The greeting is from a Personal Impressions Paula Pascual stamp set stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder.




I'm sponsoring this months challenge so the prize is a bag of crafty goodies for the winner.


I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Things With Wings & Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Sentiment

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share with us your "Things With Wings" projects and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

See you soon....

Bev x

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Little Meow Birthday Card, Watercolour Pencils and Wink of Stella

Morning all.  Hope everyone is okay this morning.  We've made it to halfway through the week, not long to go to the weekend.  I've been having a go with some different techniques just lately so I'm sharing a card that I have made using Faber Castell Gelatos and Zig Wink of Stella.


The image is from the Little Meow Someone Special stamp set by Docrafts. This has been stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour pencils but instead of water I blended the colour using Clear Wink of Stella.


The background is watercolour paper embossed using the Crafters Companion Barkley Embossing Folder - Flowers For You (which was a bargain, I picked this up from one of the hobbycraft shows from the Everycrafts a £1, 12 items for £10 stall).

I then used 3 colours of Faber Castell Gelatos (Watermelon, Snow Cone, Margarita Mix) on the embossed paper and softened and blended the colours using a babywipe.

The cat, flower, pennant and greeting banner have all been cut using Die-namics Blueprints Set #12 and the scallop circle is one of the spellbinders dies.



It doesn't show that well on the photo but the cat and flags have a gorgeous glistening and sparkly effect.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cuttlebug Mania - use a stamp
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

See you soon.....

Bev x

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Santoro Gorjuss Dear Alice Birthday Card

Morning all.  I hope everyone is having a good weekend.  Just a quick post to share a card that I made yesterday.   I've been playing with my copics and one of the new Santoro Gorjuss Stamps by DoCrafts.   The Range are currently doing 3 stamp sets for £10, which is a bargain when you consider they are retailing at £5.95 each.   I do love my Gorjuss stamps, and I don't use them enough...


For this card I have used:
Santoro Gorjuss Stamp - Dear Alice coloured with copics.
DP's - Santoro Gorjuss Paper Pack 6 x 6
The heart background is a stamp I picked up from Hobbycraft stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with red powder,
The ribbon stamp is from Dear Alice heat embossed with white powder
The flower die is by Die'sire and it was free with the spring edition of the Crafters Companion Insipration magazine
The sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.



My first time colouring purple hair.....

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by

Bev x

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Happy Bee Day To You

Morning all.   I have another card to share today.....I went to one of the papercraft shows a few weeks ago so have spent a little time just playing with some of my goodies.

For this card NO DP's involved...not like me at all.

Items used:

Background - Grunge Paste used with a Honeycomb Stencil by Imagination Crafts and then coloured with Mustard Distress Ink.
Kanban Lace Floral Mat Clear stamp embossed with white embossing powder.
Lawn Fawn Bugs & Kisses clear stamp set coloured with copics and embossed with clear embossing powder and cut using the matching Lawn Fawn Bugs & Kisses die set.
Sentiment from the Tiddlyinks "Happy Bee Day" stamp set.


Gosh there was a lot of items involved with making this card I though the list was never going to end.  I just fancied a change and it nice just to have a play with products with no plan or reason to make the card.



Thanks for stopping by...

Bev x


Monday, April 06, 2015

Digistamp Boutique Easter Bunny Basket Card

Morning all....It's Easter Monday and a Bank holiday here in the UK so I don't think it's too late to post about another Easter card that I made.

I've used another Digistamp Boutique image for this card....I did seem to have a bunny theme going on this Easter....

For this card I have used:
Image: Bunny Basket from Digistamp Boutique coloured with copics
DP's - Dovecraft Spring Garden paper pack
Layout - My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints #12





I may be back with another post later...but for now thanks for stopping by..

Bev x

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Crafty Calendar Add A Sentiment Challenge - Happy Easter

Good morning and Happy Easter!!!! 
I have an Easter card to share today.  We have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
"Add a Sentiment".

I decided on Happy Easter for my sentiment so for my card I used:

Image: Bunny with Egg from the Easter Buffy Bunny Set by Digistamp Boutique coloured with copics
Layout: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints #10 Die Set




We don't have a sponsor for this month so the prize is "a surprise goody bag!"
We all love a surprise.....

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by....

Bev x

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Crafty Calendar Challenge Card - Add Some Metal

Good morning all.  March already, hopefully spring is on the way soon. The cold weather has stayed long enough and it's time for a bit of sunshine,  

Over at Crafty Calendar we have our new challenge for March and this month we want to you to
"ADD SOME METAL"
so time to get those charms out, and it can be any project, not just cards.

Now I don't use charms very often but I had this princess crown in my stash that I wanted to use so then had to search through my stamps for the right image to go with it....and I think this Anya matches perfectly.

For my card I have used:
Princess Anya #4 from The Greeting Farm  coloured with copics



Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months ADD SOME METAL challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Crafty Calendar Challenge Card - Anything Goes


Good evening to all.  My posting is a little later than normal due to just arriving back from the theatre.  Had been to see "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie.
A group of us have been going see the annual Agatha Christie production at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the last 10 years and it never fails to disappoint, we like a good whodunit.

Anyway back to my card, it's the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and for this month
"ANYTHING GOES"
so all creations welcome....

For my card I have used:
Digital Image "Gemma's Secret Crush" from A Random Fan coloured with copics.
DP's are from a freebie pack I received with a magazine



For this month we are sponsored by:


who is offering 3 digi stamps to the winner.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar to join us in this months "ANYTHING GOES" challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by

Bev x

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Crafty Calendar January Challenge - What's New

 Good afternoon to all and a very happy 2015.  I hope everyone has had a good Christmas and Santa brought you lots of nice presents....I'm just getting back into the swing of things after the festivities,  it was a bit frantic beforehand, then Christmas came and went in a flash, as did my birthday the day after so now getting ready for back to work on Monday.

It;s the first Saturday in January so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme for this month is "WHAT'S NEW",   You may some new stash if you were lucky enough to have received some from Santa, or you could share a new craft your trying or there may be a new event or baby in your family.

My OH's nephew and his wife are expecting a little boy in February so I have made a card ready for a new baby boy.

For my card I have used:
Pollycraft - Little Star Superstar digital stamp coloured with copics
DP's are from Pink Petticoat.



We are sponsored for this challenge by


High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the winner will receive 2 unmounted stamps.

Also just to let you know that we have a DT call on over at Crafty Calendar so If you are able to create 1 card/project a month and some commenting then you can either email your interest to lynne.h72@sky.com or add "DT" after your name when you add your entry for this months challenge.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months "WHATS NEW" challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bev x