Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" September Challenge

This month will be our last challenge for a while.  Our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy.  The prize will be 3 digis from the store.




I have chosen the Halloween Cat image.  I coloured in with Whisper markers, stippled a pale background in Faded jeans Distress Ink, drew a moon circle and added a few bats and crooked trees using Visible Image stamps and Stazon jet Black ink.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, as are the cobwebs.  I cut up a sentiment banner from their Sentiments book as it was too big to stick on in one piece.  The little wooden pumpkins are something I bought a year or so ago in a local shop. The background paper is from my stash as is the polka dot ribbon.  I also added the spider dangling from the hat !




Hope you like my card.  keep an eye on the blog next month for more news, and of course our Facebook page.

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" August challenge

It's that time again, the start of a new challenge.  I've been unwell for almost 3 weeks with a nasty cold/virus, so July seems to have flown by.  I'm on the mend, but these bugs certainly take their time to go.

This month our sponsor is Mina & Moo Designs, and the prize is 2 items from the shop.

I chose to use one of the coloured woodgrain papers and the owls digital clipart.  Here's what I came up with....




I covered a DL card with the woodgrain paper, and cut out 4 of the owl designs.  I added a couple of strings of bunting with gems, then thought it would be fun to have a "totem pole" of owls, with a couple of the "Hoot Hoot" sentiments that come with them.  I added some Cosmic Shimmer glitters to their chests, and also googly eyes to bring them to life and give a bit of movement, and a bit more fun too...nothing like eyes following you around the room ! A plain black birthday sentiment finished off the card.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" July Challenge

This month our challenge is sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps.



I chose to use "The Birdhouse" and here's what I came up with, using a DL card for a change as I think they're under-rated !  I coloured the image with Whisper pens, distressed around the edge of the topper with Forest Moss distress ink and used some Woodland theme paper from my stash as I like the owls hooting away.  I thought I'd install one of the owls inside the house as it looked a bit vacant on it's own !  I also added a few punched out leaves, ferns and flowers. The tag is from the Craftwork Cards Sentiments pad, and I coloured it with a Whisper pen and added a yellow bow.  Hope you like it.




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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Hunkydory little book images

I've got a few of the above books now, they prove very useful, whether for quick cards or for others with a bit more time spent on them.  I made a selection of cards for men using the Gentleman's Journey book, just sticking them onto A6 kraft card blanks, trimming to size and stamping a Happy Birthday greeting inside.  Here's a picture of the first batch...




They seem to be popular !

Cards for the men

With Father's Day looming mid month, I had a concerted effort to make some male themed cards.  It's never easy, but I persevered, using a mixture of Craftwork Cards and Hunkydory stash.  Here are a few of them....

Using a pre-cut card and accessories from "Man Made"...the card has been coloured with distress ink...


Also card blank (+ distress ink ) and accessories from "Man Made...


 Card blank (+ distress ink) and sentiment tab from "Man Made", topper from a Hunkydory little book and little fish cut from a Joy die...


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" June Challenge

1st June already, which is supposed to mean the first day of summer, but the weather in some parts of the UK, including where I live, aren't feeling any warmth or seeing any blue skies or sunshine at the moment...hopefully someday very soon....

It's the start of another challenge and this time our sponsor is Cre8tive Hands.



Unfortunately Michelle from Cre8tive Hands is no longer running her Etsy business, (you can still obtain free images from her blog though), therefore the winner of this month's challenge will win a mystery gift arranged by the DT !


I chose to use the Hot Chocolate digi, and kept things simple by adding the picture to a pre-embossed card. I coloured the hearts and centre frame with my pink Whisper pen, and the image with the pink Whisper pen together with a Cool Grey 1 promarker.  Sometimes less is more eh !




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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Sisters of Craft "Anything Goes" May Challenge

Goodness me, I can't believe it's the 1st of May already....that heralds another challenge, and this time our sponsor is "Decoupage Delights".

The prize is one download of the winner's choice.

I chose to use the "Cats and Roses" design, but I was spoilt for choice as there are so many designs in the Floral Fantasy collection.  I printed the image and mounted it onto an A5 card with a deckle edge.  I then cut out part of the rose and the circle containing part of the cats and layered them up on the main image.  I have to add that I didn't use all the parts of the rose provided as I didn't want lots of layers, but this means I have enough to create another card using perhaps just a single picture of a rose.

I used glossy accents to create  the look of dew on the rose and added some glamour dust generally as well.  I also used Nuvo Copper Penny pearl drops in the corners.


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The view from our field

The view from our field

Decoupage Delights

Decoupage Delights

Moonflower

Moonflower

Faery Ink

Faery Ink

Lunagirl

Lunagirl

Digital Scrapworld

Digital Scrapworld

Nikki Burnette

Nikki Burnette

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Julia Spiri Designs

Julia Spiri Designs

Paper Nest Dolls

Paper Nest Dolls

Polkadoodles

Polkadoodles

Sweet pea Designs

Sweet pea Designs

The East Wind

The East Wind

Lacy Sunshine

Lacy Sunshine

Art by Miran

Art by Miran

The Paper Shelter

The Paper Shelter

Toni Arthur logo

Toni Arthur logo

Monogram

Monogram

Tribe quote

Tribe quote

Vince

Vince

Great Challenges to be found here !

Great Challenges to be found here !

Shades

Shades

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Awarded this for my Sewing Machine card

Lazy

Lazy

Ditzie Designs logo

Ditzie Designs  logo

KKK Christmas decoration badge

KKK Christmas decoration badge

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

My challenge entry got Top Pick rating !

Trimmies Rule !

My card featured on Little Claires Blog

My card featured on Little Claires Blog
Mr Darcys Christmas Post !

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog

Another card featured on Little Claire's Blog
Embossed and distressed !

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one

Used Lili of the Valley image sheet for this one
One for the cattery

More cute kitties

More cute kitties

Non-pyramage pyramage !

Non-pyramage pyramage !
What a cutie this little chap is !

Patchwork Kingdom rocker card

Patchwork Kingdom  rocker card
Made for Mollie on her first day at secondary school

My first shaker card

My first shaker card

A little book I made at a workshop !

A little book I made at a workshop !

Adjustable photo frames

Adjustable photo frames
Made using one sheet of 12 x 12 paper, some brads and a piece of ribbon