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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges 98 - Summer Fun

Your colour combo project from the last challenge have given me plenty of inspiration to try different colours together.  For this challenge over at CWWCC we have the wonderfully talented Sherry from 


Theme:  Summer Fun

We were given images to use and I chose Hanging on.  As soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it. I used Craftartist to design my card with a digikit CS Country Garden make my background and print out my image.  I also printed out some layers for the tree so I could decoupage it to create dimension.  I coloured my image using Spectrum Noir Pencils then fussy cut the image.  I layered up all my pieces using 3d foam pads and voilà a hybrid craft card.  I think this photo shows you all the dimension that was created.

 Hop over to the Challenge and show us your summer fun projects.

CHALLENGES

Crafts Glare Encore - Must use a stamp ordigi somewhere on your project
Sisters of Craft - Anything  Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes?
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Challenge 97 - Favourite colour combo

For this challenge we have the fabulous 


The prize is 3 images from the store.

Theme:  Favourite colour combo

For my card I chose Dreaming of Spring.  I really love this image, the way Mi Ran have drawn her staring off into the distance.  I don't think I have a favourite colour combo but I seem to be drawn towards purple & green when I make my cards so this is the colour combo I chose.  I also included a blue to match the sky in my image.  The papers are from my stash, bought over the years.  I coloured the image with spectrum noir pencils. The butterfly was cut using a tonic die and the sentiment is from Crafters Companion.  The card background is from a digikit in CraftArtist.  Pearls from The Works.


I hope my card has given you some inspiration and if you want to leave your favourite colour combo project on the challenge you may be in with a chance of winning the fabulous prize.  Hop over and leave some love to my team mates.

CHALLENGES

Sketch Saturday 366 - sketch by Vanessa
Sister Act Challenges 111 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #114 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday 378 - Add a quote
Papertake Weekly - Ohh so pretty (I think the butterfly is pretty)

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Challenge 96 - Paper piecing

I'm just been finishing off outfits for the next production of High Green Musical Theatre Group, it's Little Shop of Horrors.  If you are in the Ecclesfield area of Sheffield next week come along and watch a fabulous show.

Blatant advertising over I have really enjoyed paper piecing.  It's the first time that I remember trying it.  To make it easy for myself I made my image big and Lucy has just the same expression my daughter had when I told her she would have to do some chores around the house when she is on holiday.  

She's made herself a star chart for when she does things so I've made her a basic chore chart using the wonderful image from our fabulous sponsor
Oddball Art Stamps

Prize:  3 images of choice from the store

I used CraftArtist to make a grid and filled it in with basic instructions.  I then printed it out after I put in the image to the size I wanted.  Once I had printed this I used material from several kits to print the images onto.  Spectrum noir pencils were used to colour the pieces I wasn't going to piece.  I used a paper for her hair, dungarees and scarf and shoes. 


Hop over the the CWWCC and see the wonderful projects our fabulous DT have created and while you are there leave us your awesome projects to look at and if you've followed the rules you may be in with a chance to win our wonderful prize.

CHALLENGES

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Monday, 1 June 2015

Challenge 95 - Bling it up

We are half way through the challenge over at Crafting When We Can Challenges.  As always the entries are fabulous so if you want to join in hop over and leave us your blinged up cards.

This Challenge we don't have an image sponsor but our wonderful Team Leader, Challenge co-ordinator and all round wonderful person who runs this Challenge Ang has put up the fabulous prize.

A $10 gift voucher for the crafty store of the winner's choice.

The only terms are that it must be a craft or stamp company, and the company of choice must sell gift vouchers in $10 denominations.

theme: Bling it up

My card for this challenge is made up of Tonic dies.  I have used the largest Art Nouveau layering die to make the rocker, and a combination of the Live the life you image frame and the sentiment from If friends were flowers frame set.  I cut another butterfly and layered up the wings.  The little flowers were made using petite petal punches and the pearls are from The Works.  All the card stock is from a DCWV Christmas card stack.


Hop over to the CWWCC and leave your blinged out project and if you've followed the rule you are in with a chance of wining Ang's fab prize.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges 94 - One for the kids

This challenge over at Crafting When We Can Challenges is sponsored by the wonderful Kenny K Stamps


Prize: 3 images of choice from store

Theme:  One for the kids

I used some background images from the XOXO digikit and used my CraftArtist software to print out both sides of an A4 sheet to make my card base.  I cut off the corners of the page and used my Hougie board to score 4 lines to make a turned back gatefold card (I don't know what else to call it) and coloured my image, Girl Gamer, with Spectrum Noir pens and glued her into the middle of my card.  I then cut the card down to make an A6 size card in length.  I printed off a sentiment and used an offcut of the printed card to back the words and stuck it diagonally across the front of my card.  This reminds me of my daughter, she would be this image if I let her.  I'm thinking of making her a big poster for her bedroom door.

Hop over to the challenge and leave your "Kid" projects for us to have a look at and if you've followed the theme and rules you may be in with a chance of winning 3 of Kenny's fabulous images.

CHALLENGES

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - More than 1 fold
Crafty Catz - Clean and simple
Sister Act card challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges - project based on a song

The challenge over at CWWCC is to create a project on a song.  I knew I wanted a song about friendship but didn't know which one.  The theme tune from Friends was the first to come to mind but then having a look through a list I found the perfect tune for me and my bestie.  I've started to work longer hours and don't get to visit much at all now but I know even if we didn't see each other for months we would still be there for one another.  

Our Sponsor is Amanda from 

Prize: 3 images from the store

We were given a choice of image and I chose Autumn Rose & Arielle Besties.  The image was coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pencils.  I'm still practising with them but I like the way they blend, I just need to work on the colour combos.  The song I chose was Friendship by Cole and Porter.  All the papers were from my stash.  I used a swiss dot embossing folder on the green mat to echo the embossing on the purple paper.

Dedicated to my Bestie Gina.
A-lottle-dottle-dottle-woof-woof-woof, hep-hep-hep
A-chuck-chuck-chuck, a-dig-dig-dig

FRIENDSHIP

If you're ever in a jam, here I am
If you're ever in a mess, S.O.S
If you ever feel so happy you land in jail
I'm your bail


It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blend ship
When other friendships have been forgot
Ours will still be hot
A-lottle-dottle-dottle-dig-dig-dig


And if you're ever down a well, ring my bell
And if you're ever up a tree just phone to me
A-yes-sir-ee
If you ever loose your teeth and you're out to dine, borrow mine


It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blend ship
When other friendships have been forgate
Gate?
Ours will still be great
A-lottle-dottle-dottle-chuck-chuck-chuck


If they ever black your eyes, put me wise
If they ever cook your goose, turn me loose
And if they ever put a bullet through your brain
I'll complain


It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blend ship
When other friendships have been forgit
Ours will still be it
A-lottle-dottle-dottle-hep-hep-hep


If you ever loose your mind, I'll be kind
And if you ever loose your shirt, I'll be hurt
If you're ever in a mill and get sawed in half
I won't laugh 


It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blend ship
When other friendships are up the crick
Ours will still be slick

A-lottle-dottle-dottle-woof-woof-woof, hep-hep-hep
A-chuck-chuck-chuck, a-dig-dig-dig

Good evening friends


Songwriters
PORTER, COLE

CHALLENGES 

Sketch Saturday #356 - Sketch by Niki
Little Miss Muffet 109 - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes

Monday, 30 March 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges 91 - What's the weather (sun, rain, snow, cloudy)

Once again the entries to Challenge 90 were wonderful.  I love to see all the different styles.  The Winner and Top 3 will be announced later so hop over to CWWCC and become a follower and you won't miss any of the posts.

For Challenge 91 we have the wonderful Lizzy Love from 

The winner will get 3 images of their choice from the store.

Theme: Weather What's the weather (sun, rain, snow, cloudy)

For my card I used the image Kendall collector of hearts.  I used my Spectum Noir pencils and blending solution to colour the image and the deco oval trellis die by Tonic,  I had patch the larger die together to make it bigger and used silver mirri card for the trellis and matt silver paper for the backing.  I then used more of the trellis dies to make an easel card.  I cut out some raindrops to use as embellishments.  The sentiment is by Charlie Chaplin "I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying" and I thought it was perfect for this image.  You can see the reflections off the silver mirri card, I think it looks fab.


Hop over to the Challenge and leave us your weather inspired project and while you're there leave the DT some love click on their names to go to their blogs.

CHALLENGES

Simply Create Too #82 - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday #354 - Sketch by Alex
A Gem of a Challenge #141 - Anything but Square
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Challenge 90 - Favourite hobby or activity

Over at CWWCC we are half way through our current challenge favourite hobby or activity.  It can be anything from walking the dog to football or fishing.

We were given images to use by our fabulous new sponsor 


I chose Owl because I knew I could use it as my favourite activity or hobby.  One of the things we like to do as a family is visit wildlife parks.  We don't get to do it as much now the children are getting older.  Here is a picture I have of my daughter at about the age of 8.  We were visiting a place called Ponderosa Rural Theraputic Centre.  At Ponderosa people are allowed to interact with certain creatures, under supervision of course.  My daughter loved stoking the owl so I thought is was a great photo to use with the image I had.  I coloured the image using my Spectum Noir pencils.  I don't have a lot of room for crafting at the moment as my son is still making his Judge Dredd costume and we have pieces all over the house.  I scanned the coloured image in and used my Craft Artist program to make a scrapbook page.


Hop over and show us your project using the theme Favourite activity or hobby.

CHALLENGES

Trimmies Craft Challenge - Mother's Day/Female
(female ~ for my daughter)
Crafts 4 Eternity #218 - Pastel colours
Crafty Catz #217 - No designer papers


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges 89 - Colour Combo - Grey, Pink, Kraft

I'm helping my son create a Judge Dredd costume for a Convention he wants to attend in April.  I'm playing the part of labourer.  Mom can you sand this, Mom can you cut these, Mom can you sew this.  That's why my post is late.

Over on CWWCC  we have a new sponsor 


The Prize is 4 (none coloured) images from the shop

Theme: Grey, Pink, Kraft

I already had a Meljen's Design image (I have several) I wanted to use for this colour combo challenge.  I used Cupcake Treat Trio for the fabulous image on my card.  

The pink and grey card I used was from a Multi-Coloured Pad I bought from Lidl.  It has 25 sheets of 270gsm card, only 1 of each colour but at £1.99 each I bought a few pads.  I also bought a couple of pads of 50 papers at 170gsm for the same cost.  The kraft paper was some I had laying around, just enough for what I wanted.  I used ribbon from my stash and a sentiment from the front of a magazine (can't remember which).  Coloured with Spectrum noir pens, placed on a die cut from my new Tonic Deco trellis die.  The images at the back have glitter and pearl pen on the icing.  The cupcake cases have brads as the decoration.  The front cupcake has been raised on foam pads and a butterfly brad placed on top.  The sentiment is placed on a spellbinder label.
I hope you like my project.  I really enjoyed making it.

Hop over to the CWWCC and show us your projects.  Push yourself to use this combo, I really like all the cards the DT have I hope you'll find some great inspiration from them.

CHALLENGES

Sketch Saturday 350 - Sketch by Vanessa
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz 268 - Use your dies/punches
Catch the Bug - Photo inspiration

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges 88 - Stitching real or faux

This fortnight over at CWWCC we have a new sponsor.  The wonderful 
Lizzy Love from
Oddball Art Co
The prize is 3 images from the store

Theme:  Stitching real or faux

The image I was given to colour is Big Eyes Kendall Collector of Hearts.  As soon as I saw her I knew I wanted to go red.  I orginally designed and cut a filligee heart to use as my background but I couldn't make it fit with the bats at the side so I decided to go for a sketch (sketch Saturday see below) and I really like how it worked out.  I coloured Kendall and the gems with my Spectrum Noir pens in corals and dark reds.  I think I made the skin a little dark but I like how it looks with the reds.  The faux stitching was made with a fine liner and ruler.  I don't usually use a ruler but I will from now on I like the straight lines, mine usually go wonky.   I really like how this card turned out and my even send it to someone.

Hop over to CWWCC and leave us your stitching projects.  Remember the stitching can be real or faux.

CHALLENGES

Sketch Saturday 348 - sketch by Alex
Simply Create Too 79 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet 104 - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Colour RED ~ stash RED EMBELLISHMENTS