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Monday, 18 June 2018

Always Fun Challenges - Challenge 63 Sketch

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How was your weekend. We were busy as usual. Invigilating is all finished now. So I have some time to catch up on things.

Today sees the start of Challenge 63 at Always Fun Challenges this time the theme is to follow  the sketch.

I have had a pad of the beautiful Christmas paper for a while.




This is the sketch to follow. 


This is the Penguin Elf Digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps and it is available HERE. I made him a background in Publisher. Then I printed onto Neenha card stock and coloured with my Promarkers. 


This seems to be my go to Christmas sentiment at the moment it fits into very small spaces. 


I cut snowflakes in glitter card to replace the hearts in the sketch. 


Shall I let you in to a little secret? I am well behind with my Christmas card makes. So I have decided that where I can for my Design Team makes I am going to make Christmas cards. 

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge blog - Anything Goes

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I hope you have had a good week and have something nice planned for the weekend. We are meeting up with our daughter and son-in-law for afternoon tea on Saturday to celebrate Father's Day. Then on Sunday we will be visiting our parents. At least it will make a change from killing ivy. Today I will be doing my last session of invigilating for this years exams. I have enjoyed it and I have met some lovely people.

Being Friday the new challenge starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes  The sponsor is Scrap N' Dipity.


For the background I used the corner dies from the Sandwich Box set from John Next Door cut in Pink. Over this I layered some of the Star Flower Leaves. The butterflies were cut with a tiny die from Creative Expression it cuts three at a time. 


There are many wonderful image in the store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 



This image is called Gracie Fairy and she is available HERE.  She was printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promakers. Then she was cut out with my ScanNcut. 


The sentiment was cut with a Creative Expressions die. 


Have a great weekend. 

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Beccy's Place - New Images Tangled Garden

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How is your week going. It has been very hot down here. I have been invigilating and it get very hot in the hall where the exams are done. I do feel sorry for them. Still only another week and they will all be over.

This post is a bit late I got mixed up over release dates of images. I published a post about the set of images that will be in the spot light later on so I had to save that back to drafts.  This time is the turn of the Tangled Garden set of images new from Beccy's Place. I made two cards with these images.


To make the background I used the corner dies from the John Next Door Sandwich box die set. I added some ribbon too. 


I printed one of the single blooms several times some of them I flipped. They were coloured with Promakers and cut out with the ScanNcut. 


This sentiment comes with the set. 


There are many wonderful images in the store. Click on the logo to be taken there. 




I created the background with Publisher. I also created a little window box below the image. 


As the images are PNG's I was able to place the image onto the background. Then I coloured the flowers  with Promarkers. 


Here are the two cards together. 

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Always Fun Challenges - theme Male/ Dad

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How was your weekend? I hope you did something nice. We manged to remove most of the ivy from our garage. We attended a barbecue for people investing in cows for a farm in France. The cows have been bought and will be travelling to France in August. On Sunday we went to the Portsmouth Papercraft show and I met my crafty friend Sandy.

Being Monday the new challenge starts at Always Fun Challenges. The theme this time is Male/ Dad. As Father's Day is not far away it is time to share all those makes.


This is the card I made for my husband's birthday. 

Our challenges are always fun. 


I printed the image from a Creative World of Crafts  CD which is full on Pollyanna Pickering images. I printed the paper from the CD too. The aperture and frame were cut with the Double Pierced Circle dies from Creative Expressions. The ivy was cut with another Creative Expressions die set. 


The sentiment came from a paper pad and it was mounted on the a flag cut with the Stitched flag dies from Creative Expressions. 


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Friday, 8 June 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge blog - Anything Goes with the optional twist of Use some ribbon or twine

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? Have you got something nice planned for the weekend. On Saturday we will be attacking the ivy in our garden one more time. In the evening we are going to a Barbecue to meet other people who have invested in cows for our friends farm. I am quite excited about owning a cow. The best bit is that it will be on a farm in France we won't be looking after it ourselves. On Sunday we are going to the Portsmouth Papercraft show. I like to support local events. I have a list it should be fun.

Being Friday the new challenge starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog, The theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of using ribbon or twine. The sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons. We have a Guest Design Team Call for July if you are interested put GDT after your name when you enter and we will be in touch.


I treated myself to the Ribbon Threader die set from John Next Door. I love that the dies are so versatile that you can frame an image with them. The ribbon was left over from the first wedding invitations that I ever made and that was a while ago. The image is from All Dressed Up Stamps as far as I can tell she is called Sassy. The image was free in the Kit and Clowder colouring Facebook group. She was printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


If you like ribbons you are going to want to check out their store. Click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


I was trying to show how the Ribbon Threader dies work. 


Have a great weekend. 

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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Beccy's Place - Spring Chickens

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have been invigilating this week. Today I have a whole day off and I am going to the hairdressers which is always a treat.

I am sharing another card I made with the Spring Chickens set of images from Beccy's place. This is my last month as a Guest Design Team member. I am going to miss being on the team. I still have two sets of images to share this month.


I did print and colour a lot of the chickens. I thought this design was a good way to show them off. The backing paper was in my stash. 


There are some fabulous image sets in the store click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


Aren't these chickens just fabulous. They are available HERE. 


I printed onto Neenah card stock and I coloured the chickens with my Promarkers. 


I just love the look on their faces. 


The sentiments that come with the chickens are just fabulous. 


Enjoy the rest of the week. 

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Always Fun Challenges - the theme is Summer Fun

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend and are ready for the week ahead. We spent most of the weekend clearing the ivy from our garage roof. Our neighbours are away which means we can attack the ivy from their side. We did say to them that we would be doing this.

Being Monday the new challenge starts  at Always Fun Challenges the theme this time is Summer Fun. 


I used one of my inky kitchen roll backgrounds on this card. 





The stamp I used  was  one I won from Creative Expressions some time ago. I stamped with Archival ink onto water colour card then I coloured with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. 


The shells were cut with a set that I bought last year when I spent the day with our daughter while her fiance and my husband went on a stag do. She bought them as a treat for me. 


I will add a sentiment to this card when I decide who it is going to be sent to. 

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Happy Crafting

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