Tuesday, 13 March 2018

City Crafter - Is Anybunny There?

My turn to choose the challenge at City Crafter, and with Easter coming up I thought it's be nice to use rabbits (or just bunny ears) on our projects.

These rabbits are from a set by Heffy Doodle- I stamped them onto punched squares and coloured them with Promarkers. On the card base I added threes score lines , a sentiment (Neat and Tangled) and some Nuvo drops.

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge but please first go over to the blog and see wonderful projects  the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter:

Monday, 12 March 2018


Here I stamped and embossed a Penny Black stamp in copper on kraft, and selectively coloured it using Zig markers. I paper pieced her dress out of a scrap old scrapbooking paper. I added Nuvo glitter drops to her dress.

Rushing off to work now....have a great day!

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  dress
Hiding in My Craft Room  scraps
Watercooler  feminine

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Grey Elephant

I do love circular stamps, of the kind that have open space in the middle. I got a new set from Winnie and Walter that has lots of them - I've used two here. The elephant is from a different Winnie and Walter set , the speech bubble is Craftwork Cards and the sentiment is (I think) Hero Arts. I spritzed the base card with Cosmic Shimmer spray.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  speech bubble
Double D grey
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
Seize the Birthday  anything goes

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Inkspirational Challenges - Work

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is the word 'work'.

Being on the DT  at Inkspirational, I obviously know the challenge themes well in advance and don't always make them in the right order...so I hadn't noticed that in the last challenge I also used a (different ) Penny Black mouse stamp and the exact same sentiment from Hero Arts.  The light stamp is by My Favorite Things. 

We have a wonderful Guest Designer, Bharati , so please come over to Inkspirational and see what she and the DT have made and enter your project.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark 
Simply Create Too use green 
Penny Black and More  creature 

Friday, 9 March 2018

Green Things

The crocodile, tray and bottle stamps are from a Heffydoodle set  and all they needed was a little easy masking and some colouring with Zig Clean Colour markers. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  green things
Dragonfly Journeys going green
Tic Tac Toe  green/sparkle (gems) /happy
Less is More monochrome
Hiding in My Crafts Room monochromatic greens 

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Poodle

Are you wondering why that fringe is on the card? Simple - it was on my desk and I thought it would add a little extra frivolity to my card. I hope it does! Actually, I came across this and some other borders in a pack that I bought before I ever got a die-cutting machine - and that's many years ago.

The poodle is My Favourite Things, the sentiment is Avery Elle and the sun is Lawn Fawn. I added some white enamel accents at the top of the card and also on the tail.

I'd like to enter:
Cupcake Inspirations  pets
Stamp Ink Paper  four legged friends
Cardz4Galz furry friends

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Be your own Hero

This week at City Crafter , Kirtsty wants you to include the word 'Hero' or use a superhero theme.

I used a superhero stamp by Lil Inkers with a sentiment by My Favorite Things. I don't know the brand of the text stamp but if I did I wouldn't recommend it to you as it crumbled to bits straight after I used it!

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge but please first go over to the blog and see wonderful projects  the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter:
Time Out  bold - brave /courageous are synonyms of 'bold' and superheroes are bold
Always Fun  movie - Superman 
Use Your Stuff  anything goes 
Tuesday Throwdown  hero 

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Perfectly Spring

On Friday evening we set off on a 60 mile car journey for a family birthday. Over an hour later, we'd gone less than 20 miles and the car skidding on the snow was so scary that we turned around and went home.

This afternoon, however, we went for a stroll and there was barely a sign of snow at all! After a brisk uphill walk I even (dare I say?) started to feel a bit warm!

Not quite tulip weather yet, but soon.....!

Here I used a row of tulips stamp by Sarah Hurley, coloured with Zig Clean Colour markers. The sentiments are Waffle Flower.

I'd like to enter:
Paper Players  spring
Crafty Cardmakers  flowers
Cas on Friday  one layer
Brown Sugar  spring

Saturday, 3 March 2018

The Library Challenge - The Hobbit

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."   - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit  I read this first in the 2nd grade. I love Tolkein.
Today is the second challenge on my new challenge blog - The Library Challenge. The book is The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien  and you can take inspiration from the cover or the title or the story. 

Despite having had this book on my shelf for many years, I have never finished it! I was given a copy by my Auntie - it was one of  her favourite books and for years I felt guilty that I just couldn't get into it. Recently, I spotted it in the audiobooks section of my local library online service so I thought I'd give it enough try, this time, just listening. But no, beyond the description of The Hobbit and his house that I'd read many times, I just did not enjoy the story enough to finish it. And yet, every time 
I think of The Hobbit, I think of my lovely Auntie (now gone) , so perhaps I should stop feeling guilty and just enjoy the memories. 

For my first card I was inspired by the woodland setting . I stamped a Stampscapes wood onto watercolour paper and coloured it with Brushos. Then I used gold watercolour paint to colour parts of the bark., to give it a magical gleam. I mounted it on a green card base which I'd embossed with a folder.

I'd like to enter :
Craft Stamper  Take it , Make it 
Happy Little Stampers  watercolour / home - the woodland was the Hobbit's home. 
QKR Stampede  anything goes 
Simply Create Too  use green 

My second card, unfortunately , looks better in real life than in the photo, and was inspired by the book cover. The background was made with Distress Oxide Inks . The mountains and sentiment are Pink Fresh Studio and the shooting star is Concord and 9th.  The mountains and star sparkle with shimmer pen.

I'd like to enter:
Make My Monday  messy backgrounds
Dragonfly Journeys  green
Through the Purple Haze anything goes

I've been so delighted by the wonderful entries in the first challenge and I hope you'll come over to the blog and join in this one.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

This will warm you up

So how are all you fellow Brits coping with the Beast from the East? I know people from colder climates think we make a terrible fuss...but it's freezing!

I don't like coffee myself, but I do think this little coffee cup looks cute - I spotted it on a Paper Smooches Christmas set I was using yesterday and thought it deserved an inking.

I stamped a row of  the coffee cups and coloured them using markers. The sentiments are by hero Arts and Avery Elle

I'd like to enter:
Color Throwdown 
Naughty or Nice  drink up
Addicted to Stamps  have a heart
Cards in Envy  heart
Little Red Wagon  hot beverage