Saturday, 12 April 2014

My Time To Craft 'All At Sea' Challenge

Good morning all, I hope you are all keeping well and the weather is the being kind to you.

It is time for another challenge at My Time To Craft and this week we are 'All At Sea' so anything that is related to the ocean, that means boats, fish, dolphins, lighthouses etc.  

For my card I used two stamps that I have had for years, I brought these plus many others from an artist in America to make cards for my husband's scuba diving students. They are really nice stamps made of the thick red rubber and attached to cling mount and every stamps gives such a beautiful clear image and they were really cheap even with the shipping. I did something with this card that I never normally do in that I stamped my two images, found my paper and cut my die cut then put it all together BEFORE I coloured my image. Normally I would stamp, find papers then colour before anything else and with this once I had done all the above I looked at it and thought I don't want to colour it I like it as it is. Another first for me and why, why, why didn't I think of this when I couldn't colour properly. It certainly made for a quick make card.

6" Scalloped Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - DCWV 'Adhesive Stack'
Image - Unknown 
Bakers Twine - Echo Park 
Charm - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter it into:-
Crafty Catz - Animals
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic
Sister Act - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - You Spin Me Round
Time Out - Happy Birthday Plus Optional Male

Right I am off, see you all soon and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Silhouette 'Faux Stitching' Challenge

It's the time for another challenge over at

Ch# 12 Faux Stitching Feature (Using Machine)
Begins: Tuesday, April 1
Ends: Wednesday, April 30

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Sponsor this month is:
My Crafting Channel

Silhouette 25-Pack Chipboard

Good morning all, own up who stole my post? It was all written and scheduled, this morning it hadn't posted and was completely gone!

Anyhow here is what I created for the challenge of 'Faux Stitching', stitching is something that can be done in a couple of different ways either like I did with cutting the stitches or by using a pen and drawing the stitches. This card was super quick to make in fact I made it in under ten minutes the time my daughter in law had to get it in the post for her nephew whose birthday she had forgotten lol. The white layer is popped up with one balloon cut out to reveal the blue one below. The other balloons are a deep red and the belated is actually brown but the sheen on it doesn't help.

Card Stock - Dovercraft & Bazzill

Challenges I would like to enter:-
To be edited as I can't remember the ones I did add.

Head on over to see what the DT has created for you inspiration and link up today.
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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Crafty Calendar 'Things With Wings' Challenge

Good morning again. As I said in my post below I am back with my card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge but if you are looking for my My Time To Craft post you will find it below.

So this month we have a fabulous sponsor from an artist I love and that being Elisabeth Bell who generously gave us some images to play with as well as a wonderful prize for one of you.  Our challenge this month is 'Things With Wings' and I can tell you Elisabeth has several of those images so in both rubber and digital so no excuse to join in. 

For my card I went with something different for me, no patterned paper and lots of die cuts all in white! I must admit I quite like the final card but boy was it hard to choose those die cuts lol. I have used Fairy Merrily and of course gave her lovely glittery wings, I added a pin and a charm as these were the challenge requirements over at Elphine House Australia. I was lucky enough to win last month's challenge with my apron card found HERE, so had to play along again even though pins are a real challenge for me as I can never get them to look good! 

For some unknown reason my image looks like her dress isn't coloured but it is in pale blues.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Charm - Stash

Items in Red are available at Natalie & Amy's.

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Coral, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Cinnamon, Tan, March Hare & Light Fawn
Dress & Wings - Frozen Lake, Pastel Blue & Blender

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Elphine House - Charms & Pins
Mema's Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Things With Wings
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Things With Wings
Fab n Funky - Fairytale
Divas By Design - Anything Goes

That is all from me, have a good weekend whatever you are doing. We are off to our step grandson's 6th birthday on Sunday so hoping it doesn't rain.

My Time To Craft 'Wildlife' Challenge

Good morning, these weeks seem to go by quicker and quicker but you can always guarantee that come the weekend the weather will change to rain!

Ok so it is time for another challenge over at My Time To Craft and this week we are all about 'Wildlife' so think lions, tigers, elephants etc. Now I have to confess I would of been totally stumped for this one had our boss lady Shell not stamped me this adorable image the last time she came to visit so thanks Shell. Isn't it a great image. Plus my paper which is by Cloud 9 is called 'Cat Stripe' so very aptly partnered lol. The thin strips are the reverse side of the paper. I haven't added a sentiment as I wasn't sure who this would be for yet.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Cloud 9 'Cat Stripe'

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Tree - Umber, Firewood & Tawny Owl
Rocks - Warm Grey 4
Grass - Leaf Green & Grass
Lion - Caramel, Cappucchino, March Hare, Sandstone, Light Fawn & Baby Pink

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Colour An Image 
I Love Promarkers - Clean n Simple

That's all for this post, I shall be back shortly with my Crafty Calendar Challenge post. 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Natalie & Amy 'Embossing' Challenge

Good morning. Firstly did you remember to put your clocks forward an hour?  Secondly wishing a Happy Mother's Day to my dear mum and all those worthy mum's out in blogland. 

Ok onto business we have a new challenge for you this month at Natalie & Amy's and it is super easy 'Embossing'. This can be either heat or dry embossing the choice is yours. I ended up with dry embossing, I did try to heat emboss the sentiment but couldn't get an even coverage so gave up. 

For my card today I used this cute little rubber stamp by Nellie Snellen called Christmas With Dawn but as you can see I made a birthday card. I think this image is one of those that could be used for several occasions as it has nothing specific on it to tie it. I added some stickles around the embossed part of my die cut for a little sparkle.  
6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Papermania
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Classic & Scalloped Squares & Edgeabilities
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday'
Adhesive - Collall All Pupose

All items in red are available in Natalie & Amy's online store.

Promarkes & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Sunkissed Pink, Blush & Ivory
Hair - Nutmeg, March Hare & Light Fawn
Purples - Spring Lilac, Lilac & Soft Mauve
Yellows - Yellow, Soft Lime & Primrose
Greens - Apple, Leaf Green & Meadow Green
Lamb - Yellow, Soft Lime & Warm Grey 1-3
Zebra - Warm Grey 1-3

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Simon Says Stamp - Buttons

That's all for today, see you soon.