Sunday, 22 January 2012

Crafting When We Can Challenges #10 - Use something non crafty

The challenge over at Crafting When We Can Challenges is to use something you wouldn't usually use for crafting.

Our Sponsor this challenge is Trace over at 

I have used the Spring Fairy Design for my card, she is supposed to look like she is coming out of a fairy glade with the foliage and flowers but I made the fern leaves too dark and they blend in with the background.  My background is a piece of fancy corrugated card which they use at Ikea to put between some of their pot plant pots to stop them from smashing together.  I have spritzed it with Crafty Notion gold and silver spray and then gone over it with DI but it came out really dark and as there is no contrast between it and the leaves it gets lost.  It is also a rubbish picture and even though I took it under my daylight bulb it still looks dark to me.  I really like this image and will be having another go at making this card but trying to make the fern leaves lighter and that might show off the background better.  The flowers were made using K & Co papers, a spellbinder flower die and the Tim Holtz rose method and a few stickles to make them sparkle.  The leaves were cut on my Craftrobo.  I coloured the image with my Flexmarkers, which I bought myself for Christmas.


Colour Create #88 - Pink and Green with optional handmade flower (believe it or not her trousers are a very pastel flexmarker green)
Delightful Challenges - Distressed/vintage
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes

Friday, 13 January 2012

Dezinaworld Spot Prize Challenge is back - Yaaaahh!

June at Dezinaworld is starting up the Spot Prize Challenge again.  You don't have to use Dezinaworld images but June would be really happy if you did, and it doesn't have to be a digital project as long as it follows the theme which this month is 


I love doing the Spot Prize Challenge as it lets me play with my Serif CraftArtist.  I only wish I had half the talent of June and her DT  I find their work amazing and get great inspiration from them.  Anyhoo here is my project for BLACK and LIME

The image and background paper are from Dezinaworld and the lace and butterflies are from digi kits in the CraftArtist software.  I have played with the colours, material depth and feathering.  Don't really understand how they work but I like the effect.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Crafting When We Can Challenges #9 - Resolutions

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I had a good time off with my family, nearly 3 weeks in total, which is just what I needed.  

The Crafting When We Can Challenge this time is Resolutions.  It could be to get fitter, eat more healthy, take more time for yourself or if you're like me all the above.  This year I really need to make some changes in my lifestyle and hopefully the card I have made will remind me of this.

We have 2 sponsors this challenge 

Stamping Boutique who kindly gave the DT some great images to work with

I am going to be sticking my card next to where I craft and hopefully it will remind me to start taking care of myself.

The plain papers are from Papermania and the patterned paper is from K & Co the image was coloured in with Copics and Promarkers.  The image is Princess Jennifer Latte Work Out Digital Stamp. I don't have a treadmill to use, they give me vertigo, but I do have a glider which I am trying to find a permanent spot to leave it set up. 


Craft Your Days Away #36 - New Beginnings (a new me)
Lothian Crafts #22 - Die Cuts
Cute card Thursday #198 - Whats New (image)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Delicious Doodles #10 - All Things New (image)