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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Happy Birthday

It was a friend's daughters birthday last week.  She is into dancing so I decided to use an image from my Debbi Moore Rock n Roll CD.

I have used a topper, various papers and embellishments from the CD.

The card has simply been finished off with a die-cut sentiment and some ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday - Anything goes with a CD
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Allsorts - Happy birthday (congratulations to all of the Design Team members and the sponsors for the Allsorts Challenge.  A 10th anniversary is a massive achievement.  Here's to the next 10 years!!)
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Square

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Turtley Awesome - Thank You

Here is another card I have made using a Pink Ink Designs stamp.  This time I have used the stamp set called "Sea Turtle".  I love these stamp sets as the main image is bit but you also get other smaller images like two different sized turtles, three different starfish, three lots of greenery and a sentiment.

I have stamped the main image out first and then made a scene using the smaller turtles, two of the starfish stamps and the three greenery stamps.  The image has been coloured in with Promarkers.  For the background I have used Pan Pastels.

I have finished the card off quite simply using the sentiment stamp, die-cut shells, sentiment from a magazine and some sparkly sequins.

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Main turtle - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Turquoise, Plum, Purple, Coral and Soft Peach
Other turtles - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Coral and Soft Peach
Starfish - Coral and Soft Peach.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes (congratulations on your 10th anniversary)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Thank You Card

Here is another thank you card that I have made.  The little girl and boy stamps I was given but I think they are Hanglar stamps or I might be totally and utterly wrong.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut them out.

For the background I have used some papers from Hobbycraft along with a beach hut embossing folder which I used chalks to colour in.

I have finished the card off quite simply with a stamped sentiment and some die-cut seagulls by Joanna Sheen.

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Pastel Yellow, Vanilla and Primrose
Clothing - Sky Blue, Azura and Arctic Blue
Ropes/anchor - Cocoa, Caramel, Ice Grey 1 and Ice Grey 2.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Get Creative - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Daisy Chain Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of buttons or flowers
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes (congratulations on your 10th anniversary)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes

Friday, 17 May 2019

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 17 May 2019

  It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic this week is "anything goes".

PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation and you MUST specify the colouring medium you have used.
 This week we are being sponsored by Oddball Art Co.
For my card for a friend I have used the image "Veggie Veronica Vegan Workout Digital Download Image No 182".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

For my matting and layering I have used two Docrafts papers and some kraft card inked through a stencil with a Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut border, stamped sentiment and some washi tape.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Pastel Yellow, Vanilla and Buttercup
Top/leggings/weights - Lemon, Yellow, Sky Blue, Azura, Pastel Beige and Tan.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of buttons or flowers
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 17 May 2019

  Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "LOVELY LACE".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "EMBOSSING - WET OR DRY".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
  For my birthday card I have used one of my favourite Ching-Chou Kuik sunflower images called "Keep in Faith".

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

On the yellow paper I stamped a sunflower stamp with a brown Memento ink pad all over to make a background.  For my embossing I used an embossing folder and brushed over the embossing with a gold Pan Pastel.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, die-cut sentiment, stamped flowers and fussy cut out and some fabric flowers.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Khaki, Pastel Beige and Satin
Sunflowers - Lemon, Yellow, Canary, Caramel and Walnut.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Brown Sugar - Flowers
CCC Digi Creations - Add a flower
Creative Inspirations - May flowers or showers
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - May flowers
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of no square or rectangle cards
Always Fun - Embossing folders
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Summer is coming
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Aud Sentiments - Summer and sentiment (I don't do gardening but summer to me is when I see bright and cheery sunflowers in our garden)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of buttons or flowers
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Thursday, 16 May 2019

"Old Salt Sailor" Thank You Card

Well when I saw this "Old Salt Sailor" from Pink Ink Designs on Honchanda he had to go on my "wait list" for items to buy - but strangely enough for someone who yearns to live near the sea he went to the top of the list and I ordered him from Craft Stash!!  He is a brilliantly sized main image but then you get 9 other images on the set as well.

At the same time my friend did purchase the image "Sea Turtle" so one day we set out at stamping out the images.  I have to be honest but we really really struggled to get these stamps to stamp perfectly at the start even after washing them, washing them again and even baby wipes.  I even contacted Mel and Cathie for some advice who own Pink Ink Designs.  Eventually after another very long soak and a light rub at the stamps with a cloth, the stamps were primed and ready for use.

For my thank you card I have used the sailor, lighthouse, small fish, large fish, compass, anchor, both the waves and crab stamps - well all of them apart from the small button.

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels to create the subtle background.  Around the edge of the image I used a Copper Shine Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish.  With the lighthouse, large fish and smaller fish I fussy cut them out and 3D them onto the card.

As the stamps needed to "do the talking" I simply added a shell ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a Paula Pasqual stamped sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair/beard - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2 and Ice Grey 3
Coat/hat - Sky Blue, Azura, True Blue, Yellow and Canary
Lighthouse/anchor/fish/compass/pipe - Caramel, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Canary, Red, Poppy Red, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Peach and Soft Peach.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Summer is coming
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Get Creative - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of motherly love
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of a shaker card
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Daisy Chain Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of no square or rectangle cards
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Aud Sentiments - Summer and sentiment (Summer to me is anything to do with the seaside)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This set is called "Under the Sea Set 3".  

In this set you will get three GRAYSCALE images:  "Golden Mermaid", "Rainbow Mermaid" and "Ivy Mermaid". 
 This set is available in the Etsy Store for an introductory price of $4.50 instead of $6.00.

Hurry as this offer ends on 21 May 2019.  

Friday, 10 May 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 10 May 2019

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "LOVELY LACE".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Merbutterfly Fairy Freedom - Grayscale".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my blue Pinflair Pearl Wand.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some lace, die-cut sentiment, flowers given to me by a friend and some pearls.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Cocoa, Burnt Sienna and Henna
Butterflies - Soft Peach, Sunkissed Pink, Coral, Bright Green and Burnt Sienna
Flowers/leaves - Ivory, Buttercup, Leaf Green and Bright Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Sweet Stampin' - Spaced out or anything goes
Allsorts - Pretty in pink
Get Creative - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Daisy Chain Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Flowers
CCC Digi Creations - Add a flower
Creative Inspirations - May flowers or showers
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Feminine and sentiment
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
CRAFT - Happy birthday (congratulations on your blog challenge's 10th anniversary - that is such a wonderful achievement to you all and your sponsors)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Feminine
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - May flowers
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says - For a special lady
Fab n Funky - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Colour it
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Monday, 6 May 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

Today sees the arrival of a new set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This set is called "Hello Natural Set 4".  

In this set you will get three GRAYSCALE images:  "So Long Yesterday", "Meet Dragonfly" and "Rainbow in Eyes".
This set is available in the Etsy Store for an introductory price of $4.50 instead of $6.00.

Hurry as this offer ends on 11 May 2019. 

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps May 2019 Facebook Challenge - LOVELY LACE

  Today is the start of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group Monthly Challenge.

The topic for the Facebook May 2019 challenge is 
"LOVELY LACE".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my thinking of you card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Raven Soul". I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with two different flat lace, made a bow with another lace, stamped on a sentiment and added some Pinflair wand pearl dots.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Terracotta, Chestnut and Cocoa
Feathers - Terracotta, Chestnut, Cocoa, Caramel and Cinnamon.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Thinking of You

Here is a card I have made for someone who needs a card to let them know we are thinking of them.  This card has been made from a mini kit I bought from Crafts U Print which was designed by Anne Lever.  It is called  "Male Themed Dogs - Munsterlander".  The mini kit came with the main image, decoupage elements, sentiments and an insert.

I have finished the card off quite simply as it is for a man and just added some pearls, organza ribbon bow and I hunted in my stash for a bronze effect little clock and added some bronze split rings so I could hang it from the bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of animals
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the optional theme of to use flowers
Simon Says - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option to add a sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Happy Birthday

I have made this male inspired card using this amazing image of these whales from a Joanna Sheen Jody Bergsma paper pad (sadly this paper pad does not seem to be on their website anymore).  In this pad you get two of the same images so to make this card a bit more special I have used both of the images on this card so I could do more decoupage.

The backing papers I have used are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon and cut banner shapes into the ends of the ribbon and some Papermania Glitterations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of animals
Simon Says - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option to add a sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Spring Clover".  

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
 There is a Spring Sale on at the moment.  

If you use the code "SPRING2019" you will get 20% off any digital images in the Etsy Store with no minimum spend.

Hurry as this offer ends on 1 May 2019.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 19 April 2019

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "CATS OR DOGS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
 For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Purple Woods - Grayscale" (which comes in a set along with "Spring Spread - Grayscale" and "Awake in a Purple Dream - Grayscale".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Posca gold and white pens.

The backing papers are from The Works.  One of the papers I put through an embossing folder and inked over gently with a brown Versamagic ink pad.

I have finished the card off with a Joanna Sheen border die, gem flowers, flowers from a friend, Sue Wilson die-cut greenery and a die-cut sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 
Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Soft Peach, Tan and Putty
Cat - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2 , Soft Peach and Bright Green
Dress - Leaf Green and Bright Green
Trees/background - Cocoa, Burnt Sienna and Cornflower.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of wedding/anniversary
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of Spring/Easter
Dragonfly Dreams - Include an animal
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of black, white and one colour
A Place to Start - Anything goes or the optional twist of using three items from their list
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Simon Says - Beautiful Blooms
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Patterned papers
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Design - Colour palette - use three colours (I've used brown (from your butterfly), pink (from the gorgeous flowers) and finally blue (from the gorgeous blue sky in the image)
Simon Says - Spring mood board (I've used pink (inspiration from the beautiful flowers in your images), brown (inspiration from the brown bunny) and blue (inspiration from the sky in one of the images)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - A birthday card
Aud Sentiments - Happy birthday sentiment (congratulations on your 9th birthday.  It was lovely to be part of those 9 years.  Best wishes for the coming years)
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Allsorts - Blossom, butterflies or bugs
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of all creatures great and small
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 19 April 2019

 It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic this week is "anything goes".

PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation and you MUST specify the colouring medium you have used.
 This week we are being sponsored by Dr Digi House of Stamps.
For my Father's Day card I have used the Dr Digi image called "BBQ Bill".  Isn't he cute?  Not sure that one sausage would feed enough people though!!  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used chalks for the sky and grass.

The backing papers are scraps with bits missing here and there (you won't let on my secret will you?).  I've also used some wood grain ATC paper I got from a crafty friend a few years ago.

I have finished the card off with brown stain ribbon, green grosgrain ribbon, raffia, card candi, Die'sire "father's day" die-cut and a stamped "happy" for "Happy Father's Day".

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Beard - Ice grey 1 and Ice Grey 2 
Barbecue/sausage - Tan, Putty, Ice Grey 2 and Ice Grey 3 
Top/shorts/flip flops/apron - Pastel Blue, Blue Pearl, Leaf Green, Bright Green, Lemon, Yellow and Burnt Orange. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Add or show some texture (grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon and hesian)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of black, white and one colour
A Place to Start - Anything goes or the optional twist of using three items from their list
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Just for the boys
Passion for Promarkers - Patterned papers
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Design - Colour palette - use three colours (I've used brown (from your butterfly), green (from the grass) and finally blue (from the gorgeous images' sky)
Simon Says - Spring mood board (I've used green (inspiration from the leaves and grass in your images), brown (inspiration from the brown bunny) and blue (inspiration from the sky in one of the images)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of all creatures great and small
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

  Today sees the arrival of a set of new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
  This set is called the "Spring Spirit Set".

In this set you will get three GRAYSCALE images called "Fairy Wren", "Flowery" and "Poppy Love".

This is available as a special introductory offer of $4.50 (instead of the normal $6.00).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 24 April 2019.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Happy 9th Birthday to the CD Sunday Challenge Blog

Today is a special day over at the CD Sunday Challenge Blog as it is their 9th birthday.  That is a wonderful achievement.    I may have missed a few years in the beginning but have been actively supporting this challenge blog since then as I do like to colour images but I also loveeeeeeeeeeee my VERY large collection of craft CDs!!  Happy birthday and here's looking forward to the coming years

As I had thought it might be the topic of "birthdays" I made this card recently so that I could enter the birthday challenge.  I have used my Katy Sue Designs Fabulous Fashion CD.  I have used one of the toppers with the dress and hat.  I like that it comes with lots of layers that you can cut out if you wish or leave cutting out.  As this card is going to be hand-delivered I was able to do lots of layers.

The beautiful backing papers are also from this CD.

I have finished the card off with some lace, stamped sentiment and little pearl dots.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday - Birthdays (congratulations to all of the people involved with the CD Sunday Challenge Blog on your 9th birthday.)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty papers