Tuesday, 29 October 2013

New Creative Moments challenge

Well it Wednesday which means only one thing it's time for the new challenge to start over at creative moments.

This fortnight we are being sponsored by 
Floppy Lattes

Stitchy Bear

I chose the digi stamp that looks like the silhouette of a dandelion clock, our theme was Halloween/bonfire night so I took my inspiration from the colours that are always around, oranges and yellows and made a blended background for the stamp, I also used a leave mask to add some more interest.

Here's my finished card

If you like what you see and would like to see some more inspiration and enter click the creative moments icon on the left.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafting for all Seasons - Autumn colors

Craft Room Challenge  -  Stencils & Masks 

Through The Craft Room Door, - Anything Goes

Here are a couple more cards I did  using some of the fab digi stamps we had to play with


Practising my colouring

Well I have finally taken the plunge and made the decision to make a determined effort to get to grips with colouring with my promarkers.

Here is today's little bit which is a fab digi stamp from The Stamping Chef she is called Laylah and is available till Thursday.

I think she looks ok, only problem I am finding is my hair always ends up looking red.

Here are a couple of images I coloured last night

Here is Laylah again made up into a card

Monday, 28 October 2013

Artistic Inspirations challenge sponsored by Robyns fetish

Well its that time of the week again when it comes to post my latest creation for the Artistic inspirations challenge blog.

As always we have been spoilt and have had some fab digi stamps from Robyns Fetish to choose from.

I chose the super cute pumpkin bear, I love it as I so adore Halloween but not gore.

Interested in entering the challenge or seeing more inspiration why not click the link at the side of this post.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #32: Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes.

Monday, 21 October 2013

New challenge over at Anonymous Stamps

Anonymous Stamps by One and Only Design

Can't believe it's new challenge time again at anonymous stamps seems like only yesterday when I was posting about the first challenge.

We were given the theme of take me away.  I chose the red riding digi and set about making a dimensional card.

I coloured the girl in traditional colours and added a background.

What do you think?

Just like last time there is a fab prize

Don't forget to click on the anonymous stamps blog icon on the left of my screen and find out more and enter the challenge

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Fairy Tales
Artistic Inspirations  - Anything Goes
4 Krafy Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Creative Moments Challenge 28 Add some Lace/Anything Goes

Well this week saw me working on another Challenge and I got to work with another Sassy Studio Design Digi, I love these stamps so much.

The challenge was to add some lace so thinking outside the box like I do, I didn't immediately think of fabric lace, I thought of paper lace, and just knew that Birds Cards did the most fantastic cutting files that remind me of lace.

I have also noticed recently that loads of designers are featuring shadow box projects so I set about creating a basic shadow box or 3d paper frame. 

I then coloured Sassy and decoupaged her onto a spotty background, put this image into the frame and then added my paper lace border to the frame.

The paper frames make a simple project stand out more, I think this one will be getting hung on my bathroom door.

As always I would love to know what you think

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
Sunshine Mail  - For the Girls
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge -  #101 Out With The Girls
Crafts 4 eternity - Clean and Simple
Delightfulsketches - Frame it

Monday, 14 October 2013

Artistic Inspirations Challenge sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs

Well this weekend saw me creating a project for the Artistic Inspirations Challenge # 63
Anything Goes

Sponsor is 
Sassy Studio Designs

Sassy Studio Designs

I love Sassy digi stamps they are always fantastic to work with and given that it is my favourite time of year coming up I chose Sassy Witch.

If you have been following my blog you will know that I have already created several projects using this digi (including a iron on transfer for my hoodie, a tea light holder, and decoupaged frame card.

So for this project I decided to make a large  8"x8" card and started with my base paper which was a deep purple with lighter coloured spots,  I then added a background picture and sat Sassy on top.  I then got to thinking about Halloween and it being a time of year for spells so decided to add a scroll with a prosperity spell on. My final step was to punch the background paper.

I'm really happy with the way this card turned out, and would love to know what you all think.

For your chance to enter a card click here
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
  • The Cupboard Trilogy Halloween/Fall
  • The Stamping Boutique  - Halloween
  • Sparkles Forum Challenges  - Halloween or Colors
  • Ladybug Crafts  - Halloween and/or Use Your Die cuts
  • Emergency Crafters  - Halloween
  • Digi GaloreHalloween


    Sunday, 13 October 2013

    Link up for Pink Challenge blog

    I was walking around blog land as you do when I stumbled across the fantastic link up for pink challenge blog.

    Link up for Pink is a blog for raising awareness for Breast Cancer, this is fantastic, and it is the third year they have held this event.  The event runs from 1 October to 14 October and has many sponsors from the craft world

    As I know a number of peoples lives that have been affected by breast cancer I thought I would make a couple of cards to submit.

    I have used a couple of freebies that you can get from the blog, and also a gorgeous Emma Canning Flat friends digi stamp.


    A couple of quick Clean and Simple Halloween Cards

    Well as I had 10 minutes to myself I thought I would design a couple of CAS cards.

    I love this style I don't know why but the white space around a really nice image appeals to me, I still find it difficult to add embellishments to cards I always worry that I am putting too many on.

    I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges
    Crafty Calendar -  October  Halloween
    Less Is More  - #141   One Layer - Witches and Wizards
    Pumpkin spice - #41  Pumpkins
    My Sheri Crafts  -  #121 (W1 of 2)  Nighttime
    Ready teddy go challenge - Autumn Colours

    Inspired by Clarity Stamps

    Well today I was watching the Clarity Stamping shows on C&C and it set me off thinking would I be able to get a similar effect using my trusty Craft artist software.

    I love Barbara's style but can't imagine trying to recreate it with the boys around there would be ink everywhere as they can't resist putting their hands in my crafting stuff, we quite often end up with glitter everywhere.

    Always up for a challenge I set to work out trying to imitate the effects that you can get with a stamp and a brayer.

    This was my first attempt and I think I may be using this design on some winter wishes cards.

    and below is my second attempt
    I love the simplicity of the images and can't wait to add them to stick them on some card blanks
    I would love to know what you think of them,

    Friday, 11 October 2013

    Shoe favour/dimensional card

    Just realised I haven't blogged for a couple of days that's the trouble when you have a sick child lol.

    Any how I have been doing some crafting my sister-in-law asked me if I could make a retirement  card for a colleague who has a passion for shoes.

    I got my thinking cap on and remembered there was a great dimensional shoe on SVG cuts so I set about making it, the lady in question loves black and white and sparkly so I made the base layer of the shoe in matt black card I then used creata black mirri for the top layers, and for the sole and insert I used red card stock and for the insert I sprayed it with crafters companion irredescent glitter spray.  I also added some silver glitter glue around the edges to add definition.  The final step was to add plenty of gems.

    For the box I printed a repeat pattern of a shoe digi stamp from Glamoureyes onto kraft card to give it that real shoe box feeling

    I hope you like the results

    I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
    An Inky Situation  - #12 Dress Up
    Brown Sugar - No. 63 -  Anything Goes
    Card Crafter's Circle – No. 96 - Use 3 Embellishments
    Sister Act Card Challenge. - No. 28 - Anything Goes
    Creative Corner - No.39 - Anything But a Card 
    Craftitude No. 50 - Week 2 - Anything Goes/Things Beginning with letter S

    Wednesday, 2 October 2013

    Creative Moments Challenge Owls/Autumn

    For this fortnights challenge over at Creative moments we had the theme of Owls/Autumn.

    Now when I look around at the moment I am seeing Owls everywhere so thought I would have a go at an owl card.

    I took the digi stamp and did some paper piecing with it.

    I then added a wonderful autumn background and some frame layers, and this was the result

    Don't forget to drop by and enter a project yourself by clicking here, it's a great challenge and everyone on the team loves to see what you have made