Monday, 30 September 2013

Artistic Inspirations One layer only Challenge

#Digistamps 4 joy

This week I got to make one of my favourite styles of card a one layer only for the challenge over at Artistic Inspirations.

As a digital crafter I love to make faux layers so this challenge really suited my crafting style.

Our sponsors were digi stamps 4 joy

I chose a tulip design.  I am not normally a fan of flowers or colouring flowers so this was a challenge for me.

I am really thrilled with how the card turned out.

Don't forget to pop along and enter a card by clicking here

Monday, 23 September 2013

Anonymous Stamps

Anonymous Stamps by One and Only Design

Anonymous stamps are proud to announce that their all new anything goes challenge will be launching tonight (23rd September 2013).  The theme this month is "Colour me Happy"
This challenge runs from September 23rd-October 18th
Be sure to submit your makes to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize!!
(Any type of project can be entered in the challenge as long as it fits the challenge theme, it doesn't always have to be a card.)

Mistake now corrected SORRY!!!

This challenge will be open to participants worldwide and is also open to makes using stamps from any source not just Anonymous Stamps. 
So thrilled to be part of the DT, the digi stamps are awesome
Here are my projects, I have digitally coloured each flower and on the largest flowers I have coloured each petal individually, it really was a labour of love and took me about four hours just to colour all the flowers.
This is a table lattern which holds electric tea lights

This is a 8"x8" canvas which I have printed and then added some bling to it has pride of place on my lounge wall at moment
If you would like to submit your make click here
To purchase your own digi stamps from Anonymous Stamps, click here

I would like my items to be considered in the following challenges

All Crafts Challenge  - (August/September) Anything but a Card
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sassy witch

Well like most of my best creative ideas this one came to me in the middle of the night.

It seemed like a good idea when I started but after four attempts at cutting the cobweb out of acetate I nearly gave up, but finally I got there.

I would like my shadow box/frame to be considered in the following challenges

Craftitude  ~ Challenge 49 Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz -  Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes

New Sassy card

I have been busy making a few cards recently some of which I can't reveal yet,

But here is a leaving card using a Fab Sassy Digi

What do you think?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craftitude  ~ Challenge 49 Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz -  Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything goes
Designed to color - Anything goes 
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Frame it Challenge

Todays blog post is for the Creative Moments challenge blog.

We had the theme of "Frame it" and our sponsors were Eureka Stamps.

As several friends have recently had babies I took this as my inspiration for the card I made.

I coloured the heart stamp and then decoupaged it.

4 Krafty Girlz -  Anything goes
613 Avenue Create -  Anything goes with optional Happy Fall Y'all
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons -  Anything goes with ribbon
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Use ribbon
Designed to color - Anything goes 
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Monday, 16 September 2013

Frame it Challenge

Well here's my second project for the Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.

We had the challenge theme of Frame it, so using the frame I decided to do some paper piecing with faux stitching.  For the background I did a little stencilling.  It's the first time I've really explored making DL cards I tend to prefer square cards.

Let me know what you think of my make.

Iwould like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - #28: Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Challenge #17 Anything Goes.  
If you would like to enter this fortnights blog challenge click here
And here are a few more versions where I experimented with embossing, different colours, and more stencilling.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge
Crafting When We Can - Challenge #53 Seasons (either colours, imags, items, sentiments.)

Friday, 13 September 2013

Sassy Witch

Well this week has been pretty hectic and just realised that I haven't blogged much, I have been busy crafting but not had the time to blog my makes.

My major project this week has been to create a mini album for a friend.

But another of my little makes has been a Halloween inspired lantern using the fab witch digi stamp from sassy stamps and some old text card which I think gives it a shabby old feel.

The most time consuming part of this whole project was cutting and scoring all the lantern parts.

I would like to enter this make into the following challenges

4 Krafty Girlz - #1 Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs  - #194 Shabby Chic
Inspire Me Fridays - No. 120 - Anything Goes!
Sister Act Card Challenge. - No. 24 - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles  – No. 53 - Friday 13th, Unlucky for Some

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Quick layout using a fab digi from Delicious Doodles

Well today it has turned really cold here, so what better excuse to craft than to stay in and keep warm.

Here's a quick mixed media 8" scrapbook page I have made this morning.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - No.1 - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet No. 52 -  Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - No. 119 - Anything Goes!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Colouring Sassy digi stamp

Today I have been trying to toilet train my youngest, so as I just had to be upstairs thought I might get some colouring time in.

Here are a couple of different versions, just got to put them into a project now.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Free Stamp available at Anonymous Stamps

If you love digi stamps here's your chance to grab a freebie over at Anonymous Stamps.

Click here if you want to go and grab yours.

P.S. don't forget to pop back on the 23rd September when the first blog challenge starts.

Here's a quick card made with just one of the elements

and another
I would like to enter the first card into the following challenges

Digi Galore Challenges - Anything goes

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Stamp n Doodle Creative moments challenge

This fortnights theme was birthdays and we got to use some fab stamps from our sponsor

I think the penguins were super cute and made several projects from cards to sweet cartons.

For my DT item I decided to enter my sweet cartons which are shaped like milk cartons, the first one I made with a striped background, but then got to thinking what do penguins eat? Fish, so I photographed some jelly sweet fish and used this as a background behind the penguin stamp.


I think they turned out ok, but if I was to make them again I think I would make the fold line indicator dots a paler colour.

If you fancy entering the challenge yourself why not pop along here

As I mentioned before I loved the stamp and couldn't stop at just the one project so here are some of the cards I made too,

The photo's don't show it very well but they all have glittered snow and the last one is decoupaged too.

I'd love to hear what you think of my projects.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Lovely Free Stamp from Polka doodles

Well tonight I have been sat colouring an image that I got free, to use in the current Polka doodles challenge.(Week 35 - Fairy Time and a free Angelberry Digistamp worth £2.95! )  The image has to be requested by tomorrow via email but the link is on their blog which can be found here.

So now for the reveal,
I would like to enter this into the current polka doodles challenge
Week 35 - Fairy Time

Monday, 2 September 2013

Artistic Inspirations Use Some Buttons Challenge

Well today is back to work day for me after enjoying the summer break with my boys.

I know we have six weeks break but it really has flown by, I'm finding it really hard to leave the boys again.

Anyway the reason for this blog is over the course of one week I made it onto three different design teams.

So here is my first creation for the Artistic Inspiration challenge blog.

The theme for this challenge was to add buttons, believe it or not I found this really hard, my usual card style is clean and simple (CAS) and usually one layer as I post most of my cards.

We had some wonderful digital stamps to work with from Sassy Studios, you can find their blog

After numerous attempts and working with two different images I finally cracked it, but boy did I struggle

Here is my completed card

I'm really thrilled with how her hair turned out as usually my colouring of hair falls flat.

WHY not pop along and join the challenge for yourself, I would love to see how you use buttons in your projects, click here

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges

Challenges 4 Everybody -  #28: Always Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint -   Inspired by: Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle -#48  Anything Goes.

Here are some of the other versions that I coloured

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Digi Galore Anything Goes
I love to digitally colour my digi stamps as it gives me so much more flexibility with what I can create at the end, I love to add images to canvas bags, cushions and t-shirts.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Quick birthday Card

Well tonight is a bit of a strange one, I go back to work tomorrow and in some ways I am ready and others I'm not

Remembered a birthday card that needs to be done so here is my quick card, I think it still looks ok despite being a quick one.  I have used the Eureka Heart Frame digi stamp

I would like to enter this into the following challenge

Eureka Stamps - Challenge 44 anything goes