Our village church in the mist

Our village church in the mist

Sunday, 28 July 2013

UK Besties Challenge

Here's my entry to the above.  I chose the Breast Cancer Bestie as I was diagnosed with it myself in 2001, so it's a subject always close to my heart.  I coloured her in with Promarkers.  Here's the link to the challenge http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.co.uk/


 
Items Used
 
Fight 4 a Cure Bestie
Creata Kraft card
Creata backing paper
Prima flowers
Anita's Butterflies
Hunkydory Parchment flowers
Die cut Awareness ribbon
Gems and stickers
 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Creata Challenge # 6 - Pets

I've made two cards for this challenge, featuring cats and dogs.  We have four cats, and the stamp I used for the second card reminds me of them, from left to right, Marmite, Minnie, Pepsi and Chile !

Here's the link to the challenge http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

 
 
Items used
 
White card blank
Creata Kraft card
Creata Backing paper
Creata mirror card
Joy flourish die
Hot Diggity Dog toppers
Woodware Button punch
Bakers twine
Whisper pen
 
 
Items used
 
White card blank
Creata Kraft card
Creata Backing paper
Cat's Choir stamp (Lindsay Mason)
Versamark ink pad
Silver embossing powder
Whisper pens
Lace
Creata Metallic rub-ons
Joy flower dies
Woodware flower punch
Gems
Sentiment banner
 
 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Kanban horse topper

I made this for my step daughter-in-law's birthday using a Kanban horse topper, red and silver mirror card, Creata backing paper and corner embellishments.

 

Monday, 15 July 2013

We Love Kanban Challenge

Here's my entry for the above challenge, the theme is Anniversary, and I made this for my step-daughter and son-in law's wedding anniversary on the 16th July.  I punched the flowers from the same backing paper used, and sprinkled the centres with glamour dust. The link to the challenge is:-

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fall-things-crafty-and-more.blogspot.co.uk%2Fp%2Fwe-love-kanban-group-challenge-2.html&h=9AQEftOVO


 
 
Items Used
 
White card blank
Topper and Backing paper from the Kanban Blockbuster collection
Lace (bought in bundle a while back from Honeypot Crafts)
Glamour Dust
Peel Off
 
 
 
 
 

My Besties UK Challenge

Here's my entry for the above challenge.  The link to the challenge is:- http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.com

I've also entered this into the Cute and Cuddly Challenge on https://www.facebook.com/groups/kerries.craft.corner/547809278615278/?notif_t=group_comment

 
Items used
 
Sherri Baldy digi image coloured in with Flexmarkers
Creata Kraft card
Creata backing papers
Doiley inked with distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar)
Joy flower dies
She Art bird and butterfly embellishments and sentiment (inked)
Gems
 
 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Lace and pearls Challenge

Thought I'd have a go at this challenge using a card I made a couple of days ago for a friend's birthday.
 
 
Kraft card blank
Kanban backing paper (from the BB collection)
Silver mirror card
Kanban topper
Pink Paislee lace
Adhesive pearls
Birthday sentiment banner
 


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Storage folder

I made this folder after seeing the tutorial by Caroline on the Carley Creata group on FB.  I used Creata Kraft card, which I embossed using an M-bossibilities folder, then distressed using my trusty nail file !  The image is a Sherri Baldy Bestie, which I coloured in using promarkers.  The grass was cut using a Joy die and Creata mirror and plain colour card, and I used other bits and bobs to decorate.  I store digi images inside ready for colouring, together with scraps of card that I want to use later...thanks go to Caroline for the original idea :o)


Monday, 8 July 2013

Well Done and Roses

My husband passed his exam with a result of 41 out of 45 (clever boy !), and I made him this card using the Kanban Family blockbuster, a Pink Paislee rosette, to which I added some ribbon and numbers, plus some gems to finish off.  He in turn bought me some roses to say thanks for helping him to revise.  They are gorgeous colours and slowly starting to open.


Pictures of my winnings !

Here are the pictures of the set of peel offs I won from Little Claire, and the gorgeous card I won from Carley Duff, and she also sent me a pack of red "Joy" brads, lucky ol' me eh :o)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

On a roll....

The past few days have been fruitful....first of all I won a set of 9 new peel off stickers from Little Claire, then I won a handmade card from Carley Duff (I'm proud to say I'm one of her Crafty Army !), and then yesterday my husband passed an exam he has been studying for to gain the next level up in his hobby of Amateur Radio...so he is now an Intermediate Licence Holder, and he bought me two bunches of roses, yellow and orange, to say thanks for supporting him and helping him to revise :o) They're lovely !  I'll upload some pics of everything soon...now I'm off to check our lottery ticket ....;o) xx

Friday, 5 July 2013

Look at the card I won !

Here's a picture of the card I was lucky enough to win when Visible Image appeared on Create and Craft for the first time recently...it's FAB, and is on show in my craft room now !  I have just bought a couple of their stamps, they only arrived yesterday so I haven't tried them out yet.  Also, there is some blog candy on offer on Cheremane's blog, here's the link http://cheremane.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Creata Sketch Challenge

I made this for one of my husband's grand-daughters who is 15 today.  I used Creata backing paper, mirror card and a Joy flourish die, (and I think the mirror card was from Trend Pack 1).  I inked the image with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink just to make it blend in a little more with the pink background.  I coloured in a peel off sentiment and added to the smaller die cut shape.  I am entering this into the Creata challenge, and here is the link http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

First Christmas card made for 2013

This is the first Christmas card I made this year (closely followed by the embossed snowman one).  I'm not very good at making Christmas cards, but am trying to get organised.  This was made using the Stylish kit from the Hunkydory Blockbuster collection, with some holographic card and snowfall acetate added as a wrap.

Embossed candle

Made using Creata mirror card and one of their embossing stencils...although meant to be used for Christmas I thought I'd use it for a birthday, I suppose it could be a Christmas birthday as well.  The background paper was from a Studio Calico paper pad, and I added the lines of colour using bingo dabbers !  The flowers are from Prima, and the sentiment strip is from Kanban.

Bird aperture card

Made this using the Kanban blockbuster kit, and added ribbon, sentiments, gems and a bee and two butterflies.

Blue flowers easel card

Here's a slightly different take on a Little Claire club kit, where I stamped around the edge of the backing card using Memento London Fog ink.

Using only the kit

Here's a couple of cards I made for a Hunkydory competition where you were only allowed to use the items that came within the kit, with the exception of card blanks, ruler, scissors, tape, glue.  There were two kits to choose from, so I made one from both, but found out you could only enter one card so I chose the fancy folded one.  I didn't win, but enjoyed just having a think and using nothing but the kit items, don't think I've ever done that before.

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