Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Not a Christmas card!

Just in case anyone was wondering, here's proof that I do sometimes make non-Christmas cards ;)  This one was for my mum, for her recent birthday.  I think she was happy to get a card I made because for the past few years it's been shop-bought for birthdays, Mother's Days and Christmases and she's really missed getting cards with her beloved Penny Black hedgies on them.
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Lace and/or pearls
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Birthday or Pretty Pinks

Image stamp - Penny Black 'For You!!'
Sentiment - Printed
Papers - First Edition 'Blank Canvas'
Extras - Pearls

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge - U & V

Time for another challenge over at the ABC Christmas ChallengeCarol is our host and this month the themes are 'U for Unlimited' (Anything Christmas) and 'V for Vibrant'.

Our sponsor this month is -


The prize is a $15 gift card

There's also a prize from Carol

My 'U for Unlimited' card.  I bought the stamp with a voucher I recently won on another blog challenge, and of course had to get the die to go with it.  The three wee snowmen would have come in handy for the 'T for Trio' theme of our last challenge but I got them too late.
 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Use your dies
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Snow Family'
Papers - Penny Black 'Festive & Frosty'
Extras - The stamp was cut out with a Penny Black Creative Die 'Snow Family Cut Out' and I added white gems in the corners

My 'V for Vibrant' card.  I looked through my (ever growing) stash of papers and couldn't find any that I would really class as vibrant, so I had to get messy with distress inks.  I used the five colours of the drawers on my craft trolley for inspiration.
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes
The Crazy Challenge - Add an animal
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
Christmas With The Cuties - Christmas animals
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Deer In Skates!'
Extras - White card coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks (Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Festive Berries and Peacock Feathers) then embossed with two Cuttlebug folders.  The snowflakes were cut with a Penny Black Creative Die 'Frosty's Snow' and I added Glamour Dust to make them shimmer, then popped gems in the centres and added a pearl for Rudolph's nose

 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Penny Black And More GDT

I was lucky enough to win both a prize and a GDT spot on the Penny Black And More challenge in August.  The theme this month is 'Close To Nature' and here's my card.
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
The Male Room - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Add an animal

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Fish Are Jumpin'
Papers - First Edition 'New Leaf'
Extras - Twine

Monday, 18 September 2017

Christmas bleatings

The stamp I've used on this card was bought with a voucher I recently won on a blog challenge.  It was perfect for this card because it meant very little colouring, which also meant less chance for me to fluff it up.

Penny Black And More - Get ready for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Penny Black Saturday - One layer cards
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas *Top 3*
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Christmas animals

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Lamb And Mistletoe'
Sentiment - Printed
Extras - A wee bit of Glamour Dust sprinkled over Glossy Accents to make the furry bits of the hat sparkle

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge - S & T

I've had to hold some exciting news in for nearly a month!  I've been asked to join the ABC Christmas Challenge design team!  I've been given my very own badge too!
When I had my previous blog I did a few guest stints for this fab challenge, as well as another challenge blog, sadly closed now (not my fault!), but this is my first time being on a DT.  So chuffed!  Thanks again for asking me, Samantha.

Soooo, it's time for a new challenge.  Lisa is the host and the themes this month are 'S for Sketch' and 'T for Trio'.  You can choose to do either, both or even combine them, it's up to you.

We have two sponsors for this challenge and they are -

 The prize is 4 digi stamps of the winner's choice

and

Crafty Ribbons

The prize is a £10 voucher

There's also a prize from Lisa for one lucky person

I've chosen the 'T for Trio' theme.  I've used a trio of papers and a trio of stamps (two separate sentiments and one image).  There's also two trios of pearls and the cow has a trio of dangly bits on her bagpipes ;)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned papers
Penny Black And More - Get ready for Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Christmas animals
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas

Image Stamp - Penny Black 'Bedecked Antlers'
Sentiment stamps - Lili Of The Valley 'Merry Christmas Words'
Papers - 'Soft Sweetness' from The Works
Extras - Pearls

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Have a quacking Christmas

Another Christmas card to share today.  The poor wee ducky looks a bit confused as to what he's meant to be doing.  Might have something to do with it only being September.
Pile It On - Feathers and/or scales
Penny Black And More - Get ready for Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Christmas animals
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Carolling Duck!'
Papers - 'Contemporary Christmas' from The Works
Extras - Gems

Friday, 25 August 2017

Angel cat

Another Christmas card to add to my collection.  Only four months to go!  Where's the time going, and can we please have summer in Scotland before Christmas arrives?  Even a teeny wee one would do, we're not greedy.
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
As You Like It - Fur or feathers? (Has to be fur for me, although on rats rather than cats.  I just love those wee critters)
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Anything goes
The Holly And Ivy - Anything Christmas goes
Penny Black And More - All creatures great and small
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas animals
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Angel Cat'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set
Papers - First Edition 'Blank Canvas'
Extras - Dew drop.  The snowflake was cut out with a Sizzix Originals Die 'Snowflakes #3'

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Fuzzy balloon

I've made an easel card (do people still make them, or am I really behind the times?).  It's been years since I last made one and this is the first time I've made a round one.  I might need to have a lie down in a dark room after all that effort  ;)

Crafting From The Heart -Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Animals *Top 3*
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - All creatures great and small
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Shaped card
Penny Black Saturday - Shaped cards
Craft Rocket - Animal kingdom
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Fuzzy Balloon'
Sentiment stamp - Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Paper - 'Trendy Blue Lifestyle' from The Works
Extras - Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut the circles/scalloped circles and some gems to add a wee bit of bling

 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Butterflies & ewe

I've had this sweet wee stamp for years, but only used it a few times so thought it was time it had another airing.  I've teamed it with some papers I bought with a voucher I won in a recent blog challenge.
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Cards And More - Dots, dots, dots
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Animals
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - All creatures great and small
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Animal kingdom
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Ooh La La - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Butterflies & Ewe'
Sentiment stamp - Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Papers - Doodlebug 'Spring Things'
Extras - Lace and pearls

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Skating fun

Another Christmas card.  This is technically a new stamp to me because I bought it either just before or just after my mojo left me, but this is the first time I've used it.  When our mojo goes why doesn't the compulsion to buy stamps also go?

I've just noticed that the angle of the photo makes it look as though I've stuck the Card Candi on wonky.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Christmas
Ooh La La - Anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Christmas goes *Top 3*
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Friends - Christmas in July
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - No sentiment on the front *Top 5*
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes

Image stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Skating Fun'
Extras - Card Candi.  The embossing was done with a Crafter's Companion Embossalicious folder and I added a bit of sparkle to the edges with Glamour Dust sprinkled onto Glossy Accents.