Sunday, 24 January 2016

Challenge 111 - Celebrating any occasion

It's been a long time since I posted on here.  I was busy with costumes for a Panto and then I've not been very well but hopefully I'm over the worst now and will be getting back into crafting.  

We still have a week left on the DT call so hop over and have a look

Over at Crafting When We Can Challenges we have a wonderful sponsor with

and the theme is 
Celebrating any occasion

Prize: 3 images from the store

I used an image I already had as it fitted the theme perfectly it is called Princess, a colouring page.  I have used this image to make a Wedding card.  I know what you'll say about the colour of her dress but I like a little colour and would choose a dress with colour for myself.  I used my Spectrum Noir pens and some double sided card from Create and Craft.  In the sale they were selling a £150 box of goodies for £20, who could miss this.  I was really pleased with the package and can see myself using everything that was in the parcel.  Once again I used my Tonic Deco oval dies, love these dies. My sentiment is a Die'sire sentiment. The gold ribbon was from Craft Den Studio and the red was from my stash, probably off a box as I had 2 pieces just long enough to go over the front of an A5 card.  The bling is from a pack of bling for the body, they were on offer and about a quarter of the price of craft bling, sometime you just fall lucky.   Enough of the waffle here is my card.

Now you've seen my card why don't you hop over to the Challenge and show us your Celebratory project.  As long as you follow the rules you will be in with a chance to win the wonderful prize.


Tuesday Morning Sketches 335 - Sketch by Debbie Foster
Crazy 4 Challenges 320 - Add some POP (popped up on 3d foam)
Crafty Boots Challenges - Ribbon or Lace
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Make your Mark (Spectrum Noir Pens)
Simply Create Too 101- Use something new (new double sided card)

Saturday, 9 January 2016

DT CALL at Crafting When We Can Challenges.


A new year and we're looking for some new people to join our team!

So if you are interested in being part of our DT please read this post through to check what is required, what benefits you receive and how to apply!


  • Make a creation every fortnight in line with our challenge calendar and themes. The majority of the time you will receive an image from the challenge sponsor, and are required to use these. 
  • You are required to upload your creation onto the DT facebook page by the Friday before the challenge goes live on the Sunday. Therefore you will need to have a facebook account. 
  • On your blog or website you are required to do a post about each CWWC Challenge. A minimum in the post will include a good, clear photograph of your DT creation, details of the challenge for that fortnight, and name and website link of our challenge sponsor. The post must go live on the challenge Sunday, it can be set for whatever time is best for your time zone. 
  • Comment on participant's entries for every challenge. You will be assigned two numbers, and will have to comment on all entries ending in those two numbers. You may be required to comment on additional entries when DT members are on holiday, etc. 
  • The Winner and Top 3 for each challenge is chosen by the CWWC Design Team, this is on a rota basis. When it is your turn to choose a Winner and Top 3, you need to choose only those who abide by our challenge rules. Then do a post on the DT blog with your choices. 
  • You will gain DT experience with a fun and friendly team! We don't like hassle here, so everything is nice and easy. 
  • The majority of our sponsors are generous and offer free images for the Design Team to work with. Any image you receive as part of you term on the Design Team is yours to keep, as long as you abide by the CWWC terms and conditions and the sponsor's angel policy. 
How to apply? 

E-mail Ang at craftingwhenwecan(at)hotmail(dot)com with the following:
  • A little bit about yourself. Please include a bit about your crafting style. 
  • A link to your blog (or wherever you post your creations). 
  • You are welcome to send photos of your creations, please no more than 3. 
You have until 31st January 2016 to apply. 
Successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date. 

Good Luck!

Hugs, Ang x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges #107 - Pink and Lime Green

We are half way through the current challenge and this is just a reminder of what we are up to.   We have the wonderful Heather Valentin from

The prize is 3 images of choice from the store.

Theme is Pink and Lime Green

We were kindly given an image to use and I received Forever My Darling -Love Note Fariy.  I coloured her using my Spectrum noir pens and cut her out with a Tonic Trellis die.  I used distressed ink to dab through the die as a stencil and around the edge.  The gems were from a finger nail art set and the butterfly is a 3D x-cut die.  The "Thank you" die is from Die'sire.  All card from stash.

You have until Saturday afternoon to show us your Pink and Lime Green creations.  We accept any type of project as long as you follow the rules and theme so hop over and have a look at the DT's inspirational work.


Catch the Bug - Give Thanks
Crafty Creations #302 - Give Thanks
Simply Create Too #98 - Give Thanks
Crafty Catz #301 - Girly Only
Sketch Saturday #387 - Sketch by Vanessa

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Challenge 106 - Distress it

For challenge 106 we have the talented Lizzy Love from

Prize: 3 images from the store
Theme: Distress it

We were generously given an image to work with and I got "Veggie Veronica".  As soon as I saw the image I knew what I wanted to do.  I used Craftartist to find some orange paper and put some bats all over it then scored it using my hougie board, love this board for scoring and it's big enough to work off too.  I made a little bag to hold some sweets and then made a tag to go on the front of it.  The tag is cut with my Tonic art nouveau laying dies and attached with a tiny purple brad. The image was coloured using spectrum noir pens.  The tag and the edges of the box were distressed with scissors and a nail file.  The words around the edge say "There's nothing more distressing than exercise, so please pass the treats".

Now you've seen my interpretation of the theme hop over to the challenge and show us your distressed projects.  It can be anything, have you distressed your drawers lately take a picture and show us.  

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges 104 - At the cinema

Over on Crafting When We Can Challenges we have the wonderful Amanda as our sponsor from

Winner prize:  3 images from store

Theme:  At the cinema
inspired by a film, song from film, quote
use your imagination

We were kindly given images to use and my image is Autumn Rose Boots and Bows.  As soon as I saw this image I thought of "Bridget Jones".  I really like the films and I think the Tonic sentiment "live the life you imagined" would be perfect for this image.  I used Tonic die Live the life you imagined and numbers from the tonic squeeze box and the Die'sire Happy Birthday die.  I coloured the shadow with my Spectrum Noir pens and also the image.  The backing paper was from Craftartist with a few more flowers added by me and embossed with a sizzix texturz plate.  The butterfly is a X-cut 3D die glittered by me. 

Now you've seen my creation hop over to the challenge and show us your wonderful creations. 


Wags n Whiskers #162 - Glitter/sparkle
Paper Shelter #220 - Birthday with a sentiment
dies, sentiment, glitter

Monday, 21 September 2015

Challenge 103 - midway reminder

I'm late with my card for this challenge, family life and a stinking cold got in the way.  Caved after 3 days of trying to make this card in paper and went for a digital card instead. 

We are just over half way through challenge 103 which is a 

sketch by Ang

and we have a wonderful sponsor in

Image used Bride. I made this with a little girl in mind who likes to dress up in her bridesmaid dress all the time. 

I used CraftArtist 2 and I coloured the image with Spectum Noir pens.  Sorry no more description falling asleep.

Hop over to the challenge and show us your wonderful creations following Ang's fabulous sketch.

Monday, 7 September 2015

CWWCC 102 - Blog Hop and Anything Goes Challenge

This is a mid way reminder to hop over to our Challenge blog and join in the Blog Hop and Anything Goes Challenge.

I've been a busy bee for this challenge and I've managed to make 3 cards.  I will put each card and the challenges I've entered in order.  Please scroll down to find the card and challenge I've entered.

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and paper from stash, a spellbinder Get Well sentiment was used.


Simon Wednesday Challenge - Make it bright
Clear it out Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Clean and simple 

Card 2.  Kenny K - Val Ventura

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.  White paper coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and edged in a darker shade, silver paper from stash.


Crafty Calender Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes

Card 3.  Oddball Art Co. - Lucy

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, paper from stash, heart embossing folder Country Companions.


Sketch Saturday #377 - Sketch by Debra
Allsorts Challenge - lots of layers
The Paper Shelter - Embossing of any kind

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Challenge #102 - Blog Hop - Anything Goes

It's our 5th birthday and we're having a party over at Crafting When We Can Challenges

All you have to do to be in with a chance of Winning one of our fabulous prizes is: enter the challenge, hop around the DT blogs and leave a little love on them then when you arrive back at CWWCC let us know that you've completed the hop.  You have until 12th September so you don't have to do the whole hop at once.  

Our wonderful sponsors are 

You should have arrived from Nancy if you haven't you need to go and leave her some love before you can finish the hop.  To carry on the hop you need to visit the wonderful

I chose a Kenny K image I've had since 2013.  I think this is a great image for a male of any age.  I used card from stash, printed some tyre tracks (I use this term lightly).  Coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens and a Tonic die sentiment.  The image is called A Need For Speed

If you've lost your way here are the DT blogs and CWWCC list.

CWWC blog
Poppet - me

Little Miss Muffet - One for the Boys
Crafty Catz - Golden Oldies  (over a year old)
Digidesigns - Include a sentiment
Saturday Sketch - sketch 238

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Challenge 100 - Ribbon or twine or washi

The challenge over at CWWCC is sponsored by 

The prize is 3 images of choice from the store
and the theme is

Ribbon or twine or washi 
or a combination of all 3

We were kindly given images to use and the image I chose is Rory - Just a lil Pixie.  Spectum noir pencils were used to colour the image.  The pattern paper is from a DCWV paper pad and the purple is paper coloured with Spectrum Noir PL2.  I made a little spool and wrapped some thread round out.  The jewels are from my stash.  The words have been die cut from Die'sire classiques word dies, ribbon was from Lidl and coloured with SN PL2.

Hop over to the challenge and if you follow the simple rules you will be in with a chance of winning the wonderful prize from our sponsor.


Crazy 4 Challenges 297 - Must use the word "happy"
Crafts 4 Eternity 237 - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday #372 - Sketch by Cathy
Sisters of craft - August Anything Goes

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Challenge 99 - Sketch by Ang

We are half way through our challenge at CWWCC.  It is a wonderful sketch by Ang.  At first look I thought it was going to be a difficult sketch but it isn't.  I loved working with the sketch and will use it again in the future.  I hope you have a go at using the sketch it will really suit any theme.  

Our wonderful sponsor for challenge 99 is

Theme - Sketch by Ang

We were given images to use but I had one from an earlier challenge that I didn't manage to use.  It is a pretty image called Fairy Sitting on Clothespin.  I used my spectrum noir pencils to colour it and Tonic layering dies to cut the circle.  The designer papers are from a K & Co paper pad and gold mirri card is from my stash.  

Hop over to the CWWC and show us your projects using Ang's wonderful sketch.


The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Build it up (6 layers)
Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings (tiny but there)
Dis Digi Designs - Hand coloured image
Little Miss Muffet #116 - Anything Goes