Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #312


How did it get to Wednesday again? Time is flying at the moment, isn't it lovely that the days are starting to get longer again?
As it's Wednesday it's time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. Our theme this week, is the all encompassing "Anything Goes" and we have a great sponsor this week, Little Blue Button.

I used this wonderful magnolia digi stamp from Little Blue Button for my card. I'm ashamed to say that this was the first time I'd played with my polychromos pencils that I hit for my birthday in November. I didn't use anything to blend them with, but I loved how you could layer up the colour with them, something that I'd been disappointed at not being able to do with the original spectrum noir pencils.
I loved the image so much, that I felt it needed a simple card to show it off. I used tattered lace rectangle and pearl rectangle dies and Clearly Besotted's hello die, but I snipped the squiggles of the ends of the hello. It doesn't show in the picture, but I added some clear wink of Stella to the centre of the flower to add a subtle sparkle. Simples!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Flower Blog Challenge Reminder - Blue and Yellow


It's time for some more halfway inspiration over at The Flower Challenge Blog, and as you can see our theme this month is blue and yellow (bur we will let you add green foliage). You can use stamps, uncoloured Digi stamps or die cuts to create your project, just make sure that flowers are the focal point of your card. My fab teamies have been busy creating some wonderful creations to inspire you.

My card uses the tattered lace Autummnal Country House die set. I coloured the roses with yellow spectrum noir sparkle pens to give them more definition and then got a bit carried away with some tiny gems! The sentiment was a freebie with a magazine some time ago. I echoed the square corners with larger gems to finish the 6x6 card base. 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge


Wednesday again, and time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. We have a fab sponsor, The Paper Shelter, who provided this sweet image for my card today.
I coloured her with, yes, you guessed correctly, my copics! I used tattered lace pin dot squares, normal squares and sentiment strips on the card. The coffee in her hand inspired the colours for this card, with a pop of blue. I tied a small bow with creative expressions, silky crush ribbon, but trimmed off the tails to keep it more compact and then added pearly embellishment from eBay in the centre. Very simple, but hopefully effective.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Happy Birthday


A quick post for a quick card, rustled up for a colleague who takes delight in being the oldest person in our office, she can also take a joke!
Time Holtz Crazy Birds and accessories stamps and matching dies. Coloured with copics and glossy accents and glamour dust added to the balloons. Sentiment is Clearly Besotted. Faux stitching to finish. Right, bed calls. Sweet dreams!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Good Luck


This is the card I made for her team to sign for the friend who was leaving. Sorry, for the wonky photography. The sentiment was straighter in reality, honest.
I used a lili of the valley stamp and papers from one of their now obsolete paper pads. For a change I stamped on watercolour card and used my zig clean colour pens to colour the image. I used tattered lace pin dot square and pearl square dies for the image, along with a Memory Box alphabet and my fave Sue Wilson ivy does. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from stash and a sparkly embellishment from eBay (about £2.50) for 6.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Sweet Stampin'


It's time for our first challenge of the year over at Sweet Stampin' and to celebrate the new year, this week's theme is "Something New".
My take on something new, is a card for a friend who is starting a new job next week. I stamped the Clearly Besotted Fuschia on water colour card with Versafine ink and coloured it in with zig real brush markers. Die cut the image and frame with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles and stamped the sentiment - Lili of the Valley handwritten sentiments set on the 6x6 card base. Job done x

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge


Wow, Wednesday already and time for our first challenge of the new year at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. This week's challenge is sponsored by the fab Bugaboo Di's Digi Stamps and our theme is Anything Goes, so plenty of scope there for you to play along.
I used this versatile Bugaboo flower jar image and hand wrote my sentiment on the blank jar label and used my copics to colour it. I used my tattered lace fancy labels yo cut out the image and its mat. The flower was lurking in my stash (I think from the days when Lakeland used to sell craft stuff) and the leaves and ladybird were in my leftover/unused die cut box. A bit of faux stitching and job done.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your makes this year.