Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The Paper Shelter: Holiday!

 

Hello,
This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is summer.
I used the new image, Summer winds and coloured with a mix of Promarkers and spectrum noirs.
I matched the image with hello sunshine papers from Nitwit collections, matted on orange and white.
I added ribbon, dew drops and a sentiment to finish.

I Love Promarkers: Christmas in july

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers and this fortnights theme is Christmas in July.
We are sponsored by Dr Digi, who kindly gave the DT images.
I chose to use lonely this Christmas.
I made one of my step cards using nitwit collections winter wonderland papers, matted on cream.
I added a happy Christmas sentiment and let it snow ticket to finish.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

TTCRD: Anything goes

 
Hello,
It is time for Team A to host over at Through the craft room door this week and as usual, the theme is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Lacy sunshine and the DT got to use images from them.
I used this beautiful cat image, coloured with Promarkers.
I kept the layout simple using only two patterned papers, from an old craft asylum paper pad and triple matted on pink, orange and white.
I added a sentiment, from polka doodles Horace and Boo range, to finish.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

CloseUp Couple



Hello,
Today i have a card to share featuring one of the Closeup images from Stamping bella.
I was looking through my bella stamps after realizing that ive barely used them this year and found this one.
I love the sentiment so had to feature it.
I used a paper from a girly paper pad, coloured my image with promarkers and added some pink heart ribbon to finish.


Challenges:

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

House Mouse: Exams

 

Hello,
It's getting to school holiday time here in the UK and the end of exams and I was inspired to make a card using this house mouse image.
At first look I thought ' I can only do back to school with this.' But I've found that I can use it for thank you teacher, graduation and a good luck with your exams, like I did here.
The stamp is pretty big, taking up most of a 6x6. I coloured it with spectrum noirs.
The papers came from Nitwit collections ladies and gentlemen range, matted on black and white.
I embellished with stars and a computer sentiment.

Challenges:

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Umbrella Couple


Hello,
Today i have a card to share that features a stamping bella image.
I coloured the image with promarkers and matched it with Prima lovestory papers. I added lace, ribbon, pearls ,a heart doily and sentiment to finish.


Challenges:

Simply Magnolia: Pink

 
Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at Simply magnolia and our theme this month is Pink.
I used one of my favourite Tilda's this month, she came from the Animals of the year collection back in 2014.
I coloured her with Promarkers and die cut into a circle which I wrapped pearl trim around the edge of.
I used Nitwit collections hydrangea papers, matted on white and added lace, flowers, pearls and a sentiment to finish.

I hope you come and join us. 

Challenges:

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Darling Buds

 

Hello,
Today's card features three of the Darling Buds images from polka doodles. 
I've had these images for a while but haven't used them all that much, so I had an idea to use three of them on one.
I like using multiple images in my cards as I think it showcases them nicely.
I coloured them with spectrum noirs and Promarkers and die cut into circles.
I matched them with nitwit collections hydrangea range papers and green card.
I finished with a sentiment and pearls.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Hedgehogs in pots

 

I'm back again. I seem to have had so many cards to share this week!
This card I made a couple of weeks ago, one of my step cards. I used an hedgehog image from Di's digi downloads, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I used papers that I got free in a magazine, matted on lilac. 
I kept it simple, adding flowers and a sentiment.

Challenges:

CWTC: Blue and White

 

Hello,
We have a new challenge over at Christmas with the cuties and this months theme is blue and white.
For my card I used one of our sponsors images, not the one I was originally using as my old desktop was being picky about downloads.
I embossed a folder in white and matted on blue and added ribbon and a sentiment. I coloured my image with spectrum noirs and fussy cut.

The Paper Shelter: Going digital

 

Hello,
The challenge over at The Paper Shelter this week is going digital, so we would like to see digital elements on your makes.
Whenever we have this theme I always choose to use one of the toppers and backing paper from an image. 
This time I have used the image Lady with wings.
I matted both the paper and image on black card and added golden ribbon and some orange enamel dots.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

I love Promarkers: 3 different embellishments

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers and this fortnights theme is
ANYTHING GOES WITH THE OPTION OF 3 DIFFERENT EMBELLISHMENTS.
We are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy. I used the image Fly elf. I die cut it and matched with crafters companion vintage papers, matted on cream.
I added a doily, lace, flowers, pearls and sequins and finished with a sentiment.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Seaside Fun

 

Hello,
I hope everyone has been enjoying the nice weather. I've been in the garden with the blow up pool playing with my dog, he certainly enjoyed it!
I have this summer themed card to share which features a range of the summer seaside Tilda images from magnolia.
I made a similar card with Easter stamps earlier on in the year.
I coloured them all with Promarkers and spectrum noirs and created a double step card.
Instead of a scene I printed a summery verse and embellished with flowers and a doily.
The papers came from the seaside themed range from Nitwit collections.

Challenges:

Dinosaur Dude

 
Hello,
This is one of the last little dudes I made a few weeks ago. I seemed to create a batch of dude cards so I'm taking a break from them now. I coloured this dinosaur image with Promarkers, making a whole scene.
I used papers from my 12x12 let's play paper pad, double matted. I finished with one of the sentiments.

Challenges:

Monday, 25 June 2018

Parents Cards

Hello,
The title of this post may be a little confusing but let me explain. Last week I had a couple of occasions, fathers day , my dogs second birthday and my mum's birthday.
The two cards here are what I made for them.



My first card is my mum's birthday card. Her favourite cards are measles so I made this one using a cute whimsy penguin image, coloured with spectrum noirs and Promarkers. I thought this one went perfectly.
I used Nitwit collections Cherish papers, matted on white. I die cut the border along the top, printed a sentiment and verse and added flowers, ribbon, lace and pearls.

Challenges:





 
This card I made for my dad on fathers day. It features images and papers from polka doodles Horace and Boo range. It's a stepper card and I matted the paper on black. I printed a sentiment ans added buttons to finish.

Challenges:

Koala-ty Friend

 

Hello,
I have a card to share today that features an image from a stamp set I got from Creative stamping magazine while on holiday last month. 
It's not very often I use magazine freebies, but I loved the wild animal set that was featured in that issue. 
Koalas are one of my favourite animals and I'd love too see them but unfortunately, I don't go overseas.
I coloured this sweet koala with Promarkers and die cut into a circle.
I used first edition Moroccan papers, matted on black.
I also used the sentiment that came from the stamp set. I finished by adding some ribbon.

Challenges:

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Mice Birthday

 

Hello,
Today I have a mousy make to share. I know, I am sharing a lot of these fold cards at the moment, they have become a favourite. 
I created this one using first edition celebration papers, matted on white.
I stamped my image and coloured with Promarkers. I also used a sentiment from another mousy set. I finished with ribbon and a bow.

Challenges:

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

TTCRD: anything goes

 
Hello,
It's team A's time to host at Through the craft room door this week and I'm here to share my card.
Our sponsor this week is Patties Creations and for my card I used the super cute French bulldog.
I coloured him using spectrum noirs. I cut down a 5x7 card so that my image would stand out.
I used papers from the Horace and Boo collection from Polka Doodles, matted on black. I also used a sentiment from the range. I finished with gold ribbon and a bow. 

Challenges:

Monday, 18 June 2018

Wedding Window Fold

 

Hello,
Last week I showed a wedding card featuring Mr and Mrs magnolia and said I would have another to share. This is it.
I used the same stamp, coloured with Promarkers and matched it with everlasting papers from Nitwit collections.
I embellished with a heart doily, flowers, lace, rose ribbon and die cut leaves.
The surprise is the inside, which features a church window fold. I embossed it with a floral folder.

 

Challenges:

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The paper shelter: ribbons, buttons and /or pearls

 
Hello,
This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is ribbons, buttons and pearls. For my card I chose to use ribbons and buttons.
I used the image 99 messages, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I used the cutie girl paper pad by pebbles, matted on black.
I added LOTV sentiments, pink ribbon and a bunch of mixed buttons to finish.

Challenges:


I Love Promarkers: For a Boy/ Male

 
Our challenge this fortnight is anything goes with the option of for a boy.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo and I used this sweet boy image.
I used an old doodlebug paper pad, matted on white and finished with punched out stars and a birthday sentiment.

Challenge:


Monday, 11 June 2018

Wedding Couple

 
Hello,
I have made a wedding card using my favourite fold of the moment.
I decided to use the Mr and Mrs magnolia image from the Your invited range, from Swedish house crafts.
I die cut my image and coloured with Promarkers.
I matched it with crafts and me my wedding papers, matted on white. I added lace, pearl trim, flowers, die cut swirls and a sentiment.

Come back soon for another wedding card with a hidden surprise!

Challenges:


Little dudes: Tech dude

 
Hello,
At the moment, this is my favourite fold of card. I'm not sure what it is called, but its my favourite!
For this card, I used one of the polka doodles little dudes, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I used papers from my 12x12 let's play paper pad, perfect for kids, and double matted on green and white.
I die cut stars and added those as embellishments and included one of the little dude sentiments.

I'd like to enter this into:
I think this is one of my favourites because compared to my usual fussy and fancy style, I can make this quite simple and only use two papers rather than four or five. Plus I think it highlights the image nicely.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Simply Magnola: flowers

 

Hello,
This months challenge at Simply magnolia is Flowers.
For my card I used this sweet image from a few years ago, coloured with Promarkers.
I used hunkydory floribunda papers matted on yellow and white.
I added lace, ribbon, lots of mulberry flowers, pearls and a sentiment to finish.


Challenges:

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

TTCRD: Anything goes

 
Hello,
It is time for Team A to host over at Through the craft room door this week and as always, our challenge is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo who kindly gave us images to use.
For my card, I used fishing guy, coloured with Promarkers.
I matched him with a first edition paper pad, matted on silver.
I kept it simple, adding card candi and a sentiment.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Winnie with Bunting

 
Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring a Winnie image.
I coloured her using Promarkers.
I used a pink and green paper pad from The Works, matted on white.
I added a doily, embossed a strip and finished with a sentiment.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The Paper Shelter: flowers

 
Hello,
The new challenge at The Paper Shelter has begun today and this weeks theme is Flowers!
For my card I cropped the image Emily into a headshot.
I coloured her with spectrum noirs.
The papers are from an old craft asylum paper pad, double matted on pink and white.
I embellished with lace and flowers.

I love Promarkers: circles

 
Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at I love Promarkers and this fortnights theme is 
Anything goes with option of circles.

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter so all got to use images from them. I used this sweet Kitty yoga image.
I used one of my favourite circular sketch techniques, adding circles of different papers. I kept it simple, finishing with a sentiment.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Start your Engines!

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring one of the little dude images from polka doodles.
I used Rocketcar dude for this one, coloured with Promarkers.
I used papers from a large 12x12 pad that's perfect for children. I matted them on blue and white.
I added twine, a car charm, punched out stars and a matching sentiment.

Challenges:

Monday, 28 May 2018

Butterfly Fairy

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring an image from Oddball art. I love this butterfly fairy. I love butterflies so have a bit of an obsession with anything butterfly related.
I created a twisted easel using papers from a polka doodles paper pad, matted on silver.
I coloured my image with Promarkers and coloured her with coloured hair, something different for me.
I added rose ribbon, prima flowers, resin flowers and a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

Christmas with the Cuties: Furry Friends


Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the cuties and this months theme is Furry Friends.
I love adding a furry friend to my christmas cards and for this card i used an image from Whimsy Stamps. The Chrissy Armstrong penguins are a favorite of mine.
I created a step card and used Nitwit collections festive florals papers matted on bronze card.
I created a poinsettia using a sizzix die and added a large pearl to the centre.
I coloured my image with promarkers and added ribbon, a bow and a sentiment to finish. 

Challenges:

Friday, 25 May 2018

TTCRD Magazine challenge: CAS Mermaids

 

Hello!
The new Through the craft room door magazine is out now featuring amazing projects and tutorials, a product review of Craftbox by myself and more.
This times challenge is Clean and simple. 
As always, to enter you must be a subscriber to the magazine and it must be on the theme of christenings, wreaths, (any season), mermaids or Christmas.
For my card, I used a image by Sheena Douglass that came from a magazine. The sentiment also came from a free gift. 
I coloured the image with spectrum noirs and added pearls to finish.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Jump for Joy Winnie

 
Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring polka doodles Winnie.
I created this step card, using papers from Nitwit collections hydrangea range to make it nice and springy. 
I coloured my image with Promarkers and die cut jump for joy Winnie in an oval.
I finished by adding lace, a sentiment, a prima flower and some gems.

Challenges: 

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Tilda: Sending big hugs

 

Hello,
Today I have a quick magnolia card to share featuring wonderful Tilda from the Your invited range.
I matched her with prima marketing's Rose quartz collection, matted on black.
I stamped her in a circle and coloured with spectrum noirs and Promarkers. I also added the sentiment with her.
To embellish I added a doily, pearls in the top left corner, lace and flowers.

Challenges:


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Through the craft room door: anything goes


Hello,
It is Team A's week to host the challenge at Through the craft room door and as usual, it is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Ikes Art who kindly gave us images to use. For my card, I used wedding cake.
I coloured my image with spectrum noirs and die cut into an oval.
I used Nitwit collections wedding papers, matted on white and added flowers, pins, pearl leaves and an LOTV sentiment to finish.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Football Mad

 



Hello,
I'm really enjoying using the polka doodles little dudes images at the moment. When I saw the football boy, I knew straight away I wanted to create an easel card.
I coloured my image with spectrum noirs.
The football themed papers came from an old nitwit collections range, matted on black.
A couple of years ago I won a prize which featured a Marianne designs football kit die set which came in for making the football shirts and the football. I stamped the numbers, which came with the die set onto the shirts.
Both sentiments came from the little dudes range.


Challenges:

The paper shelter: lace and pearls

 

Hello,
I'm quite late in posting my paper shelter card as I was away all of last week. You do still have a little bit of time to enter though. I had to share my card as this was one of my favourites in recent weeks.
I love this newish image, Dont pull so hard!, as it reminds me of myself and my mum. 
I thought this image would make a sweet birthday card for a mum, filled with memories. I die cut my image into an oval and coloured using Promarkers.
The papers are from Nitwit collections Cherish range, matted on white. I added ribbon, lace,  flowers and pearls along with a LOTV sentiment.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

I Love Promarkers: anything

 

Hello,
This fortnights challenge at I love Promarkers is anything goes.
For my card I used an image from our sponsor.
I matched it with bright and bold paper from a Craft asylum paper pad, matted on white.
I added a sentiment and ribbon/bow to finish.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Dinosaur Dress Up

 

Hello!
I love the new little dudes range at Polka Doodles. I'm not the biggest fan of making male cards, although they have to be made, but these images are so cute that I couldn't wait to jump in and use them.
For my first card, I used this cute dinosaur dress up image, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I used papers from a large 12x12 pad that features papers perfect for kids cards and matted on green and white.
Each image comes with three papers and a mix of sentiments but due to low ink I couldn't print the papers at the time. I did however use the sentiments.

I'd like to enter this into:
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House Mouse Squares

 
Hello,
Today's card features 8 house mouse images all on 1 8x8 card. Yes, 8!
The challenge over at house mouse this fortnight was squares so I decided to create a card that showcased all the fun the mice get up to, wether its drinking martinis, ballet dancing, blowing bubbles or just reading the paper.
I die cut 9 squares, stamping either one of the character stamps (ballet) or a snapshot of a larger image, ( blowing bubbles, gumball machine)
Each image is coloured with Promarkers. I then stamped a sentiment for the centre. To make it nice and colourful, I matted it on a multi coloured stripe.


Challenges:

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Grandma

 

Hello,
Today's card features a cute image from Di's digi downloads.
This is one of my favourite places to buy cute digi's. I used this sweet afternoon tea mice to make a card for a grandma.
I die cut the image into an oval and coloured with Promarkers.
I cut down my 6x6 card base so I could fit in the pretty bordered layer in the centre.
I used Nitwit collections sew pretty range, matted on white.
I embellished with flowers, pins, lace, ribbon, a bow, a doily, dew drops, a tea cup charm and a sentiment from polka doodles. 


Challenges:
Inspired by colours.


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

TTCRD: Anything goes

 
Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at Through the craft room door. As ever it is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Oddball art, so for my card I used their image Sai the fairy, coloured with Promarkers.
I used prima marketing's Amelia rose papers and flowers.
Everything is matted on black. I printed a sentiment and added ribbon.

We'd love to see your creations!
The may/june edition of the magazine is out now, check the video on the right for a preview. It contains amazing tutorials and projects and a product review of Craft box by me.
 Please remember you must become a subscriber to view the magazine in full. 


Challenges:


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Birthday Hedgehogs

 

Hello,
Today's card features one of the Hedgehog images from Di's digi downloads. Coloured with spectrum noirs.
I created an twisted easel and used papers from First editions celebration pad. I added a doily, prima flowers and a sentiment to finish. 

Challenges:

The Paper Shelter: Holiday!

  Hello, This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is summer. I used the new image, Summer winds and coloured with a mix of Pr...