Sunday, 30 March 2014

Crafting When We Can Challenges 66 - For A Child

As usual we had some truly inspirational entries for out last Challenge. The Winner and Top 3 will be announced soon so become a follower of the 
Challenge blog and never miss a post.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Sherry from 

For A Child
Sherry offered us a Pirate Adventure image to use and below is my project.  Once again I used some papers from a DCWV stack 6 and plain card I bought from Lidl.  This card is serious thick but wonderful to use as a base card.  I coloured my image with Spectrum Noir pens and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Creative Stamping magazine.

Now it's your turn to show us what you can do.  Hop over to the Challenge blog and leave your For a Child project.

Moving Along With The Times - 'CASE' the 'Sketch'
Crafty Girls Challenges 14 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #39 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz 224 - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow #75 - Happy Birthday (forgot to link up)

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Crafting When We Can Challenges 65 - Hearts and Flowers

Over at CWWCC the we have the delightful ArtbyMiran as our Sponsor

We were kindly given a choice of image and I chose Princess Color Page.  I really enjoyed working with this image, it gave me chance to practice hair colouring.  I used my Spectum Noir pens and a DCWV paper pad for the heart backing paper.  Gold card was used to compliment her hair and provide the hearts.  I didn't have the right colour card to use as a border so I coloured some white card with the same colour pen I used to highlight the details at the bottom of the dress.  A Martha Steward punch was used for the border edge.

Hop over to the Challenge and leave us your Hearts and Flowers creations.


Sketch Saturday #301 - Sketch by Jen
Allsorts Challenge 205 - Pretty in Pink
Paper Crafting Journey  Photo Inspiration 
(the colours in the backing paper)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Very late Crafting When We Can Challenges #64 - Anniversary

I'm so late in my posting (near 2 weeks), so I'll make it quick.  

Our wonderful Sponsor is
Sassy Studio Designs
The theme is
You have until 5pm BST to enter over at CWWCC.

I used a WRMK mini 8 scallop punch to punch some pearlised card.  I then scored a diamond trellis onto the card and put little pearls on the intersections.  I used my spectrum noir to colour the SSD image called Curvy Babydoll Sassy, fussy cut the image and stuck it to the front of the card.  I then used 1" wide satin ribbon to make a hanger.  Not a card but I think the meaning will be clear if it turns up on the door handle.

Please hop over to the CWWCC, and leave us your Anniversary projects.

Challenges 4 Everybody #39 - Anything Goes
OLLCB #151 - Anniversary
Crafty Girls Challenges 13 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Ribbon, Free, Punched Shape)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Crafting When We Can Challenges 63 - Lots of Bling

We had lots of scrummy projects in our last Challenge.  It really made your mouth water with all the wonderful food related projects.

This Challenge is all about the Bling.  The more bling the better.  We have a new wonderful Sponsor

We were allowed to choose the image we wanted to use and I chose
Brittany 1920's Flapper.  I coloured her with spectrum noirs and a glitter gelly roll pen was used to highlight her headdress and shoes (this doesn't show on the photo).  The base card is a magenta satin mirror card and a striped holographic silver card was used for the stripe and mat.  The bling in the corners was from Home Bargains and the sentiment (With Love) is from Craftwork Cards.

To join in with our Lots of Bling challenge, hop over to the Challenge blog and enter your blinged up projects and we will be around to see your projects.


Sketch Saturday #297 - Sketch by Vanessa
Cute Card Thursday 308 - Clever Cutting 
(the ovals, such a pain to get right)
One Stich at a Time #200 - Use a Digi
Challenges 4 Everybody #38 - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #138 - Oh! Shiny

Monday, 3 February 2014

Crafting When We Can Challenges - DT Call

Here is a message from Ang - Challenge Co-ordinator

Hi everyone!

We are a few DT members down at the moment, and we need some fabulous new DT members.

We are looking for 3 DT Members.

We are running a DT call for 2 weeks alongside our challenge. You don't have to have any DT experience to enter! Also don't worry if you are on lots of DTs.  As long as you can commit to the requirements for this DT and your others that's fine with us!

Hop over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to get the rest of the details

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Crafting When We Can Challenges 62 - Food

For Challenge 62 we have a theme of 

and our wonderful Sponsor is

For my image I used one I already had as I wanted to use my CraftArtist software to try something new but when I hopped over to The Stamping Chef shop I couldn't find it and site seems to have had a makeover, so I hope I have used the correct The Stamping Chef link.

I used Kiss the Cook image and I used my CraftArtist software to block and fill the png outline with colours and textures.  I then used Afternoon Tea digikit to make my backgroud.  I printed and cut out my Cook image and 3D it on to the front of the card.  Just need to make up a foody sentiment.  For the inside I used a Purple Ronnie verse. (the background seems to have printed out quite dark and wonky which I didn't notice when I photographed it).

Hop over to the Challenge and show us your Food related projects.

Catch The Bug - February Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges 10 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks 179 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz 216 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Challenge 61 - Recipe - 1 image, 2 ribbons/twine, 3 main colours

How quick time flies, it only seem like days when I was making my last post for Crafting When We Can Challenges.  This Challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

I used the image Bubble Gum Sassy.  I printed out the image larger than I needed, my colouring in skills are rubbish on small images but I'm practising with my Spectrum Noir pens.  I then scanned the coloured image backing to my CraftArtist and used one of the built in templates.  I then used the digikit Paradise to fill in the background and create the panels for my image to sit on.  I then cut out and glued the template together to create a little gift bag which I finished with 2 ribbon handles.  I also put a glass look bubble via the CA program over her bubble gum.

1 image - Bubble Gum Sassy, 2 ribbons - 2 handles, 3 main colours - green, blue, orange
Hop over to the Challenge and show us your take on the theme.

Sketch Saturday #293 - sketch by Debra
Cute Card Thursday 304  - Warm it Up
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - New Year, New Stash ~ Template for gift bag)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Out with the old, in with the new (Template for gift bag)

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Crafting When I Can Challenges 60 - Outside

Happy New Year to All

For the first Challenge of 2014 we have a theme of 


and our wonderful Sponsor is Heather Valentin from

We were able to choose our own stamps for this challenge and I chose 
Maggie Springtime Flowers from the retiring section.  I used my new Spectrum Noir pens.  I had been collecting the sets over the months and then treated myself to the sets I needed to complete the full set for Christmas and my MIL gave me some money towards the pen racks too so I now have a lovely, colourful set of pens to look at and hopefully use ;-).

I used an 8 x 8 card because I printed my image larger than I wanted but instead of worrying about it I went with the flow and used a bigger card base.  The green card I used for the base is from a Papermania pack, the mats are from DCWV Stack 6, the ribbon I bought about a year ago and never used until now.  All edges have been distressed with DI, Old Paper.  I've been trying to get more shading because I have all the SN pens and I like the dress but still can't get the hair but I think this image is a wonderful one which to practice shading on.

Sketch Saturday #291 - Sketch by Vanessa
Our Creative Corner - Shopping Sins (pink ribbon bought about a year ago and never used.  Mat paper bought 5 years ago still have loads left)
Creatalicious Challenges - Wishes (to spend less time worrying about what might happen and spend more time enjoying what is happening)
Allsorts Challenge 240 - Free and Easy
Challenges 4 Everyone #37 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenges 59 - Calendar/Countdown

The Challenge over at Crafting When We Can Challenges is running until 
 4th January 2014
So you have plenty of time to show us your Calendars/Countdown projects.

Our wonderful Sponsor for this Challenge is

My project is a Christmas Countdown.  I printed out my image 
#313 - Christmas Squares twice and colour with Spectrum Noir pens, used Viva pearl pen to fill in Santa's beard, hair etc. and Sparkly Gelly roll pens to add sparkle to the glove.  I can't find my clear glitter pen so the penguin is sparkly (yet).  I then cut out the image and 3d'd the image onto the cut out frame and made the 1 - 24 number grid in CraftArtist printed this out and stuck on the images.

Hop over and leave your Calendar/Countdown projects on the Challenge blog and have a look at the projects our wonderfully talented DT have made. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenges 58 - Winter

The Challenge this fortnight is sponsored by 

The theme is 

I don't want to be reminded it nearly Christmas so my project for Winter is a wedding theme.  I have made a bottle hanger?  I used the template from CraftArtist and a background from MSC Winter Wonderland as a base for my image Fae 20.  I printed out my image at A4 coloured it in using my Spectrum Noir pens.  I am trying to improve my colouring but am still working out blends of colours I like.  I went for blue to keep with the Winter theme.  I wrote "Happy Winter Wedding to the Wonderful Couple".  You can't see from the photo but I have used a sparkly gelly roll pen to highlight the clothes and twiddly bits on the wreath.
close up of image

This would be champagne but I make do with Schloer
Hop over to CWWCC and show us your Winter projects.  Just follow the simple rules and you will be in with a chance of winning the wonderful sponsor prize.

Challenges 4 Everybody #34 - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Celebrate
Penny's Challenges 154 - Anything Goes
Delightful Skeches - Anything but a Card
Addicted to Stamps and more - Make your make 
(Spectrum Noirs to colour image before scanning)