Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Creative Inspirations: Lace and Pearls

 
Hello,
This month's challenge over at Creative inspirations is lace and pearls, a favourite challenge of mine.
We are sponsored by The paper shelter who kindly have us images to use.
I coloured mine with spectrum noirs and promarkers.
The papers are prima marketing Amber moon range, as well as the leaves and flower.
I added some large width lace and pearls as well as pearl ended pins.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

School

 

Hello,
I made a back to school card using this image From the paper shelter.
I used papers From the lucky charm pad that I bought from crafters companion and matted on black.
I added ribbon, a bow and a flower to finish. 

Also, look out for new posts on my needlefelting blog.

Challenges:

Monday, 2 September 2019

Enchanted Rockabilly


Hello,
I recently won The Paper Shelter Challenge and was treated to some new digis!
I LOVED this one, called Enchanted Rockabilly. Coloured with Promarkers.
I used Prima marketing poetic rose papers to give it a shabby chic feel, added a doily, lace, flowers and a sentiment.

Challenges:

Monday, 26 August 2019

Tea Time

 

Hello,
I made this special easel on top of a box for the house mouse use dies challenge.
I used the tea time with hopper image, coloured with spectrum noirs.
The papers came from a paper pad from The works. I also die cut my flowers from the same papers.
I added a sentiment which says join me for a cuppa.
I created the box myself to add some teabags. 

Have you seen my new blog? My new needlefelting blog is now live so if you'd like to take a look, click on the pic on the right.

Challenges; 

Fortune Teller

 

Hello,
I have another card featuring a paper shelter image, this time it's the fortune teller!
I'd love to visit a fortune teller so this image definitely appealed to me.
I coloured the image with spectrum noirs and copics. The papers are prima marketing moon child.
I added lace, a doily, pearls, and a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:
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Have Fun!


Hello,
I made a card using the fun Have fun in the sun from The Paper Shelter!
I coloured my image with promarkers and copics. The papers came from a paper pad from The Works, matted on white. I used a die cut from The Works to create the pink seaweed style sprig and added a prima flower and some ribbon to finish. 


Challenges:

Friday, 23 August 2019

Bronte wants it now!

 

Hello,
My final Bella and Bronte card, using the same papers as one of the others I made. I didn't realize at the time!
I coloured my image with promarkers.
I kept the card quite simple adding a large bow, buttons and dew drops. I finished with a stamping bella sentiment.

Challenges:

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Bella and Bronte: Dunno

 

I'm back with another Bella and Bronte card, this time the image, I dunno.
I created an easle, sticking to a pink and green colour combo. I added plenty of flowers, a doily, lace, ribbon and a sentiment.

Challenges:

Bella and Bronte; let's celebrate!

 

Hello,
I've had a lot of fun using Mo Manning images over the last few weeks. I've had a bit of a break from them and lost a lot due to our computer getting a virus and wiping everything a few years ago which meant I lost most of my images and only just rediscovered them. I'm so glad the challenge started back up again and couldn't wait to join in again.

I used my favourite characters, Bella and Bronte to create this easle. I used floral papers from The works and added a die cut doily, flowers, die cut swirls, a cupcake charm and a sentiment to finish. 

I also have some exciting news! I've started a new blog dedicated to needlefelting, another craft I enjoy.
if you'd like to take a look, click on the pic on the right.

I'd like to enter this into:

Hedgehog with bunch of flowers.

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring one of the cute hedgehog images from Di's digi downloads.
I coloured my image with promarkers and spectrum noirs and die cut into a circle.
I created a twisted easel and used crafters companion natures garden papers matted on lilac.
I added circular frames, flowers and a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Creative inspirations: seasonal

 

Hello,
This month's challenge at Creative inspirations is seasonal.
You can choose any season, just remember to tell us which!
For my card i went for summer, which I think is my favourite. I do like the nicer weather and being able to sit outside with the dogs.
I used The paper boutique range butterfly ballet for my card and created a twisted easel. I used one of the 5x5 toppers and added lace and a die cut butterfly to embellish. 

Challenges:

Friday, 2 August 2019

Makeover!

 
Hello,
Today I have a card to share that I created for the house mouse challenge. I had made three but due to time only finished one.
I used the sweet makeover guinea pig image, coloured with promarkers. I matched with prima papers, added ribbon, pearls, pearls trim and a bow to embellish.

Challenges

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Concertina Fold Pop Out Tutorial

Hello,
Last week i posted a House Mouse baby card that featured a concertina pop out section inside and i was emailed by a lady who wanted to know how i made it so i have made a little tutorial.
At the bottom of the post i will list the items needed to make the card as well as just the concertina part.



1:

 

1. Take an A4 sheet of white card and trim it down into 2 4in x 8in pieces.
Fold each piece in half to create a 4x4 card. Make 3.

2: 


2:

 

 2. Take one of the cards and stick double sided tape to both sides, then stick the remaining cards to each side, creating a concertina. This is the inside pop out section.
TIP: When making this part, using a thinner card helps as it wont make the card stick up too much which is useful if sending in the post. I used 160 gsm.

3:
3:Decorate the concertina with papers or like mine, images. 
If you visit the house mouse card i made last week you will see i decorated with papers and stuck on images whereas with this card i have used toppers.
Keep the 4th panel free and stick a diecut circle on for people to write their message on.

4. 

4: Turn the concertina over and stick double sided tape on the ends of the concertina, ready to put inside.

5: 

5:Decorate your 6x6 card with papers. This is important as it will be visible.

6: 

Stick your concertina onto the right side first in the centre.
Peel off the tape on the concertina and then press the left side of your card down. Open up to reveal the pop out.


 
Inside


 
7: Decorate the front however you wish.

Items needed to create the concertina element:
6x6 card base , 2 sheets of A4 white card , trimmer , double sided tape, score board

Items i used to decorate my card:
The Paper Boutique Happy Days collection

Thursday, 18 July 2019

House Mouse: Special Baby

 

Hello,
I have a special make to share that would be perfect for a new baby featuring the Happy Hopper images.
On the front it looks like a normal 6x6 card, but inside features a special pop out section.
The front of my card features the Hopper image of Hopper with pramful of Bunnies, so cute. I added a heart shaped doily, ribbon, lace and pearls to embellish.

 

I used DCWV Princess papers which are perfect for baby girls. I havent actually specified a gender but as you can see it features pink, cream and green.
I created the pop out section by making a concertina 4x4 card. I then matted my papers, stamped some of the smaller Hoppers, coloured them and stuck them on the inside. I also die cut letters to create the NEW BABY in green and added white circles, one at the back to write your message.
I was planning on making a matching envelope but ran out of time.

 


Challenges:



Giraffe

 
Hello,
My second post for today features a card i have made using one of the stamps from Pink Ink Designs. I love their stamps and have only recently found them so i had a little spending spree!
This is one of the images, Giraffe. I love this image, especially when you add the pair of glasses to it, it makes a really fun card. The image is actually quite long so i did cut away some of the neck so it would fit on this 6x6 card.
I created a crossfold card featuring these bold and bright papers from The Works. I die cut an oval of the green and stamped one of the leaf designs from the stamp set. The set gives you many mini stamps too.
I stamped my giraffe, coloured with promarkers and cut out then adhered to my card.
On the inside i created a tag featuring the sentiment that comes with the set and stamped the flower which also comes with the stamps on the paper and finished with a flower and some leaves. 

Challenges:

Stamping Bella's



Hello!
Is been a while since i shared anything for challenges but today i have 3 posts. Yay! Ive finally found time to make some cards.
My first 2 feature stamping bella images.

I made this wedding card using a lovely wedding image. I used Prima's Poetic rose papers, prima flowers, lace, ribbion, a heart shaped doily, pearls, die cut leaves and a sentiment.

Challenges:


My second card features one of the Curvy girls images. I used this image earlier on in the year to create a birthday card for my best friend. I used Prima Havanna papers, prima flowers, matching sentiment, ribbon and pearls to create this. Coloured with promarkers.

Challenges:

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Creative Inspirations: anything goes

 

Hello,
It's a new month and that means a new challenge over at Creative inspirations and this month's theme is anything goes.
We are sponsored by all dressed up and I used their image busy little bee on my card.
I matched it with some honeycomb based papers, a sentiment from a free stamp set and some diecut bees. 

challenge:

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Creative inspirations: glitz and glam

 

Hello,
It's been over a month since I shared anything due to many family issues. I've not really had the time to share or make much and I've left most of my DTs, which hasn't helped with my anxiety and I doubt I'll still have time but today I have a make for the new creative inspirations challenge, which this month is glitz and glam.

A few months ago I got into making plaques and found out my julie nutting dolls. For my birthday I got prima marketing papers and embellishments and decided to make this plaque, featuring 50's Audrey.
I paper peiced the dress from the Georgia blue papers, added a vellum sentiment, flowers, due cut leaves, pearls and lace.

I hope you join us and I look forward to finding out what you think of my make. 

Id like to enter the following challenges:
(Ribbon & lace)


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The paper shelter: Birthday

 
Hello,
I'm back to share my DT card for The paper shelter and this week's challenge is birthday. 
I'm not sharing much at the moment due to family matters which mean me not having the time to craft as much.
For my card, I used the image Rosie which I cropped to fit into an oval. Coloured with promarkers.
I used some Prima papers, matted on black.
I added lace, ribbon, a doily, pearls and a sentiment. 

Challenges:

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Creative Inspirations Easter or Animals Challenge: Dogs!

 
Hello,
This month's challenge over at Creative inspirations is Easter or animals. I chose to go with the animal theme.
I used these beautiful dogs life stamps from Hunkydory to create these 5x5 cards.


 
Schnauzer and Jack Russell.



 
West highland terrier and boxer


 
And of course a border terrier, just like my George.

I matched the cards with tartan papers, buttons and black card and coloured with spectrum noirs. I also have other breeds but I managed these in one aftenoon. 

Challenges:
I like alcohol markers as they give a blended finish with no streaks.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Girl with Gift

 

Hello,
Today i have a quick card to share featuring this cute Di's digi image.
I coloured my image with a mix of pens, copics for the head and spectrum noirs for the body.
I matched it with some pretty floral papers, ribbon, a pearl embellishment, sentiment and pearls.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Penny's paper crafty challenge:sponsored by Oddball

 

Hi!
It's time for a new challenge over at penny's and this is my final challenge. I've really enjoyed being part of the DT for the past few months but I'm taking a bit of a step back from DT work for now.
This week, as ever our challenge is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Oddball art and I used this sweet imageimage, coloured with promarkers.
I matched it with a fairy tale themed paper pad, pearls, lace and a sentiment.

Challenges:

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Washing Gruffies

 

Hello,
Today I have a Gruffie card to share.
This is one of my favourite images from the gruffies as I think it's perfect for a mothers day card.
I matched the image with sweet flower papers for The works.
I created a 5x7 stepper card and used the main image and two circular toppers.
I added the matching sentiment and created my own washing line with twine and mini pegs.

Challenges:

Friday, 22 March 2019

Prima Doll Plaque

 

Hello!
I'm so excited to share this on my blog. After having computer issues for about three weeks, it have me some extra time to craft and I created some wooden plaques using prima products. It's been so long since I created some mixed media items so I've been creating those as well as some needlefelting.

I created this first one using the Havanna range. I used papers, flowers and stickers. I also used Julie nutting doll Betty. I added she cut leaves, mixed media word stickers and pearls.

Let me know what you think in the comments. 

Challenges:




Thursday, 21 March 2019

The Paper Shelter: Girl power

 
Hello,
This week's challenge over at The paper shelter is girl power.
The shop has so many great female images, I decided to use this new image Beauty session.
I matched my image, coloured with promarkers, with prima Julie Nutting papers.
I added pearls, ribbon as one of the sentiments from the paper pad to finish.

Penny's paper crafty challenge

 
This week's challenge over at penny's is anything goes.
We are sponsored by little blue button, who's image I used on my card. This is teapot house.
I coloured my image with spectrum noirs and matches to a pretty floral paper pad. I added ribbon to embellish.


Monday, 18 March 2019

Birthday Bear

 
Hello,
Todays card features an image from Polka doodles Winston Bear range.
I used one of the digi images and coloured with promarkers.
I matched it with some papers from a pad from The Works, matted on brown, added a diecut sentiment and some buttons to finish. 


Challenges:


Sunday, 17 March 2019

Birdsong

 
Hello,
it's been a while since I've shared anything after having computer trouble. Today I have a card featuring the pretty poetic rose papers and flowers by Prima.
I received these as a birthday gift a couple of weeks ago and have loved using them.
I added a stamped image and sentiment which came as a magazine freebie and some pearls along with the flowers and die cut leaves.

challenge:

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Wheelbarrow Hedgehogs

 
Hello,
Today's card features an image From Di's digis, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I made a sweet anniversary card, keeping it simple by adding a daily and a sentiment.

Challenges:
Sentiment, flowers, hand coloured image

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Confetti Mice

 
Hello,
Today I have a house mouse card to share and seeing as it's Valentine's day, it seems to suit the occasion well.
I used this sweet confetti imagw, stamped in a circle and coloured with promarkers.
I used first edition papers matted on brown and added kace, ribbon, a doily, flowers, pearls and stay from the paper pad to finish. 

Challenges:

Creative Inspirations: Lace and Pearls

  Hello, This month's challenge over at Creative inspirations is lace and pearls, a favourite challenge of mine. We are sponsored...