Monday, 15 January 2018

Bloobel Image - Pretty Pekingese Dog

Have you come across Bloobel images?

They are some of my favourites - you might have seen some of my recent ATCs using Bloobel digis

On today's card I have used Pretty Pekingese Dog as part of the informal Bloobel DT.

I coloured the image with a number of markers and stuck it on the inside of a white card blank. I added a frame around it just like the one round the aperture on the front, die cut with stitched dies.
I placed 'brickwork' DP, torn into a square, round the aperture, with the frame on top.

I added the words, printed on the computer and torn out.
I am now singing...

How much is that Doggie in the window?

The price of the doggie digi is $2.50, by the way.

I will link this to the Sisterhood of Crafters Frame It Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Bugaboo Birthday Bash #8

Day 1 is Bold and Bright

Here's my card

Card blank - square white
Layers - red card then shiny red card.
Image - Birthday Quilt, printed on yellow and paper pieced with orange, green and blue.
Embellishments - A few gems, red Zig real brush pen, Wink of Stella clear - not very visible in the photos.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

HIMCR #335

 HIMCR #335 - Super Scraps Saturday!

The sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

The giveaway is 3 digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

I have used Cocoa Latte  paper pieced with scraps from my work table and COFFEE scribbled on as in a coffee shop.
The Sentiment is another scrap and & is a wooden embellishment.

Just a quick and simple card!! 

Hope to see your make in the Challenge!!

Happy Crafting!

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #368

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Crafty Hazelnut has introduced a Design Team to her weekly Christmas Challenge

and I am very pleased to join that team...

The theme for Challenge #368 is Feature a Creature - Add an Animal

This is a very sparkly card so hope the photos look OK!
Once again I am upcycling - I used one of this year's Christmas cards to die cut the stag image and the border. 
(It seems such a shame not to use some of these beautiful cards - I often use the backs too for embossing...)
Having attached these to a white card blank, I used Merry Christmas stickers and another upcycled parcel tag the bow on this deer is cut using a tiny bow die from more of the original card.

I hope you will join the challenge...

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Happy Little Stampers January ATC Challenge - AG with Trees

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

For today's inspiration I made a set of 9 ATCs to go in a pocket letter:

You may have seen this card that I made at the beginning of the month

Using Scribbles Designs Festive Trees


I have used the same image and technique for these ATCs. As they were printed smaller the trees were more difficult when it came to adding ink with an embossing pen, covering with different coloured embossing powders and heat setting them.

I then tried to find card that would match with each image and used the Tim Holtz Die to cut ATCs and corners. I placed the corners around the images.

Next I found a fineliner and did some doodling around the edges.

This was the result:

Some of the cards are sparkly but I am not sure that you can see this on the photo!

Hope you will join in this ATC Challenge - but you only need make one to enter!!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #274 CAS

Here's my CAS card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

I started with a scalloped white card base  and stamped directly onto it.
The stamp set and sentiment are both from Stampin Up - in fact this tulip stamp set is probably the first one I stamped with and is my all time favourite!

It is a double stamper - first I stamped with red and green inks using the first images.
With the second layers I stamped with Versamark and sprinkled with coloured embossing powders and heat set them.

I was a little disappointed with the sentiment as the green ink came out patchy - however I left it to keep within the CAS theme - I could have added another layer and restamped.

Hope you will enter the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy Little Stampers - AG with Dies - January

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Here is my inspiration for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Do pop over and see my teamies fabulous makes!!

And what better from me than a Happy New Year card

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!!

A very simple card using a green card base, a piece of white sparkly foam die cut with happy (a Tonic die) and numbers (from Craftstash) and diecuts using the same dies cut from a piece of Brusho background. I was hoping to get a sort of firework look...

Hope I will see your make in the Challenge!

While I was playing with these elements I started a spread in my journal...not done anything in here for ages!

It started with acrylic paint - cleaning off a brayer having done gelli plating!
Then a sprinkle of Brushos and spritzing.

Next I added some background stamping - a bubble wrap stamp.
On this side I added some pocket watches - stamped with black Archival ink.

 On this side I added the globes printed on a Brusho background and cut out.

Finally I added the happy 2018 diecuts cut from foam pieces  - and emphasised the white happy with more Brusho pieces.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Happy Little Stampers January Mixed Media Challenge

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Do pop over to Happy Little Stampers to see the fabulous inspiration for this Challenge!

My card started with a white card base matted with green textured card.

I then made two motifs by sprinkling Brushos through stencils (not sure of where these came from) on to watercolour paper.
I cut out a section of leaf and the flower and lattice section and layered these onto the card.
I added some more flowers die cut from more of the Brusho background.
Finally I added a bird embellishment.

Hope you will join in the challenge!

Happy Crafting!