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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

Monday, June 05, 2017

Lily Ladybug Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Today I have a card to share that I made for my Sister in Law Kerry who's birthday is today.

One of her gifts from me a was a ladybird necklace so I felt a themed card was the way to go.


This card is made using a digi image that I have had for years from Pink Cat Studio.
The image is called Lily Ladybug and she has been coloured with copics.
The background paper is from the Ladybug Digital Paper Pack by AMBillustrations over at Etsy.
The greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp set embossed in white and then I've added some embellishments and Dovecraft 3D liquid Enamel Effects to finish it off.


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

Bev x

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Crafty Calendar Challenge Card - Boys will be Boys

Good morning all.  I haven't posted for a couple of weeks due to being away on holiday.  A weeks rest in sunny Spain is exactly what I needed.

Today is the first Saturday in June so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.   The theme this month is
'Boys will be Boys'.

My card for this challenge is a little bit "out there" maybe not the traditional boys/mans card.... 



For my card I have used:-

Captain Gneng digi stamp from Dr Digi's House of Stamps coloured with copics.
The spaceship is a stamp from the My Favorite Things Out Of This World stamp set and the planet is from My Favorite Things Space Explorer Stamp set both coloured with copics. 

The greeting is a combination of two stamps from the My Favorite Things Out Of This World stamp set stamped with versamark and heat embossed with WOW white embossing powder. 
The large planet is a clipart image, printed and then cut.


The background is created by blending distress inks Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade.  I then spritzed this with water, dried with my hot air gun and then flicked white acrylic paint over it.

I love how the background turned out.....everyone is now going to be having space themed cards......

I also added some white Dovecraft 3D Liquid Enamel Effects and a couple of punched white stars.

We are sponsored for this challenge by

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your male themed creations this month and check out the gorgeous DT cards.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you Monday with a new card to share.

Bev x






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Star Wars Stormtrooper Anniversary Card

Good morning.  Hope you are having a good day.

I have a geeky card to share today.  My family....we're all a little bit geeky (in the nicest possible way).  We all love star wars, comic books, cult movies, etc.... so I felt this card with a stormtopper on suited my brother and his wife.


I have made this card using
Heart Trooper from the Star Heroes Clipart Valentine Set by Dorky Prints.
It's a precoloured image so printed and mounted this onto card and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

Not a lot going on with todays card, this was a quick and easy make.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

I'll see you soon.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

DigiStamp Boutique Guitar Monster Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are having a good day and the sun is shining wherever you happen to be.  The weather here in the Midlands is a bit changeable it doesn't quite know what to do.

Todays post has a card that I made for one of my brothers, he plays the guitar and he was a little monster so the image seemed fitting.

The image is Guitar Monster from DigiStamp Boutique coloured with copics.
The background has been stamped with the My Favorite Things Party Patterns stamp set using their Hybrid Ink Pads.
Hand drawn scribbled border.


Thanks for stopping by.  I'm now off out shopping, I need to get some bit's and pieces for my holiday, this time next week I shall be somewhere a bit warmer.  Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Greeting Farm Magical Friends Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are all well today.  A bright colourful card to share today.

This card was made for my niece Holly who loves My Little Pony..

This card is made using:
Magical Friends clear stamp set from The Greeting Farm coloured with copics.  I've coloured the images to resemble some of the characters from My Little Pony which my niece loves.
The DP's are Pretty Pony Papers printable from Mygrafico.
Frame is cut using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square Frames Die


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

Hugs x

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Crafty Calendar May Challenge All Dressed Up Card

Good afternoon.  A little bit late posting today, weekends at the moment are taken up with sorting out all the things that need to be done after someone has passed away.....luckily my OH has given up valuable birdwatching time to help.....although he does keep telling me about all the rare birds that are turning up around the country that he isn't seeing and how it's key migration time....

It's the first Saturday in May so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar
The theme for this month is
'Flowers'
so time to share your floral theme creations.

For my card I have used
All Dressed Up Little Flower Girl image coloured with copics.
The DP's are from my stash, the pink dotty paper is from the Forever Friends Kraft Stack but the flower paper is a random piece and I have no idea where it came from.
The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards


I printed the image in a light pink colour to give it a sort of no line effect when it was coloured.  First time that I tried the technique, I will try it again, but will give it a few weeks to get over this one first...

When I finished the card the hat didn't have dots and the paper flowers.  Before I had photographed the card I had a bit of an accident and had to try and salvage it.

I was messing with a calligraphy pen and red ink and somehow managed to splash the ink and I hadn't moved the card to a safe distance so it had dots of red ink on it.  To try and salvage it I added the dots on the hat and the flowers cut from the paper which cover red ink splashes.  I quite like the dots...they sort of match the paper.

Note to self in future when a card is finished don't leave it on the desk when you start messing with other things.


For this challenge we are sponsored by

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/alldressedupstamps
Prize - 2 images of your choice

and

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lemonshortbread
Prize 2 images of your choice.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your flower themed projects and check out the gorgeous DT creations using images from All Dressed Up and Lemon Shortbread.

Also we are having a DT call over at Crafty Calendar see this post for further information

Now off to cook dinner so that I can settle down ready for Doctor Who.... I confess I am a bit of a geek....

Have a great day and I'll see you soon.....

Hugs x

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Lili of the Valley 'It Takes Two' Patch & Puss Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Hope you are having a good day.  I have another card to share today, I seem to be keeping up with these regular blog posts at the moment.....will it last???

Todays post is a card I made using an image from Lili of the Valley.


The image is Lili of the Valley Patch and Puss 'It Takes Two' colored with copics.
The DP's are from the My Minds's Eye Bloom & Grow paper pack.


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

Hugs x

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Greeting Farm Anya Lifts Birthday Card

Good morning all.   How are you all today.   Here in the UK we have another Bank Holiday weekend for May Day.

Today I'm sharing a card made using the one of The Greeting Farm Anya stamps.


This card is made using:
The Greeting Farm stamp Anya Lifts coloured with copics and cut using my Cricut explore and the corresponding digital cut file (I don't think the SVG's are available on the website any longer).
Glossy accents on the balloons.
The background has been cut using the My Favorite Things Cloud Cover-Up Die.
The greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend, enjoy the bank holiday if you are in the UK and I'll see you soon.

Hugs x

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Beach with Sandpipers Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Hope you are well.  Can you believe the weather we are having at the moment...yesterday we had snow!!!!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for Martyn my bird mad OH.  Just in case you may not be aware what a Sandpiper is, it's a species of bird and it makes an appearance on todays card.


The image has been stamped multiple times in Archival ink using Inkadinkado 95129 Sandpiper Rubber Stamp
The background has been blended using Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass Distress ink pads
The frame has been cut using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square Frames dies.
Greeting is a magazine freebie heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The grasses in the corner are the stems from the Memory Box Die Frangia bouquet.


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

Hugs x

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Butterfly Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Hope you are well today.
Just sharing a card that I made for my friends birthday this week.   I decided to have a bit of a play with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Pen Sets.


For the background I have used Emerald Green, Blue Topaz and Inspired Violet Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pens from the Spring Summer set.   I scribbled the colours onto my glass mat, spritzed with water and pressed the card into the ink mix to give a really soft pretty effect.

The butterfly stamp is a magazine freebie and this has been stamped with archival ink.
I have used the same three Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to add a tiny bit of colour and have then blended this out using one of the crystal clear pens.  These have been cut out using the matching die.  The photos don't show how sparkly the butterflies actually are.

The greeting is from my stash stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing power.   I've had the stamp for ages, it's unmounted rubber and I forgot to label it so not sure what the make is.

Just a few sequins added to finish off the card.


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

Hugs x