Sunday, 31 March 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenges 41 - Name That Tune

The Challenge for this fortnight was a fun one to do.  As soon as I saw this image in the sponsors shop I knew what song I wanted to do.  We have a new sponsor for this challenge


Name That Tune

Image:  Run Derek Run

For my card this week I used one of my shaped cards (I never use these but this is how much I looked forward to this challenge).  I made my own backing paper using a background from CraftArtist (Butterfly Elegance ) and an image from My Craft Sudio.  The backing paper was a bit of a pain to cut out which is why it just does fit quite right around the edge but as this card will eventually be received by my from my OH it doesn't really matter (yes I have to sort out my own cards and presents or I don't get them, usually sometime he really surprises me).  Nest time I will draw around the card and cut the paper on my Craftrobo, so it will hopefully fit better.  I coloured my image using Promarkers and Copics, matted it and my message onto blue card, popped up on 3d foam.  I added 3 buttons, trying to keep with the colours green, orange and yellow, used blue and white twine in the middle of each.  All the edges were coloured with Ocean Spray DI.

Hop over to Crafting When We Can Challenges and leave us your song inspired projects.


Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps #32 - It's in the Words
Penny's Paper-Crafty 120 - Anything but a Square

Sunday, 17 March 2013

DT call for Crafting When We Can Challenges

Here is the post from the Crafting When We Can Challenge Blog.  If you are interested in applying please click the link at the bottom of the post.

Hi everyone!

 A few of our DT ladies have decided to step down.  As a result we have 2 DT spots open!
Make a creation every fortnight.  Sometimes you will be required to use a specific image from our sponsors, where possible you will be able to choose these. 
Comment on participant's entries.  You will be assigned two numbers and will have to comment on all entries ending in your two numbers. 

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!
Some of our sponsors offer free images, these are yours to keep. 
DT experience. 
New crafty blogging friends. 
How to enter!

It's really simple, just enter your details into the linky below.  Make sure it links to your blog post which has a sample of your crafting style.  It doesn't have to be a new creation, but it must have been created in 2013.  

Hurry DT Call ends 31st March 2013!

Crafting When We Can Challenges #40 = Sketch by Ang

I can't believe how time flies.  It doesn't seem like 2 minutes since I was writing my last Challenge post.  The quality of work from our DT is awesome and if you haven't hopped over to the Challenge you should even if it's just to see their work.

This Challenge our sponsor is the talented Heather from 

We were given our choice of images from the Lacy Sunshine shop and I chose 

Lizabeth with Butterfly Kisses

The theme for this Challenge is a sketch by Ang

My base card is a linen effect white card with the papers from a Craftworks Cards Vintage Rose paper pack.  I coloured my image using the mica paints from The Works.  The bling is from Poundland and the charm is off a mobile phone charm that I used to have on my Glitter Girl ball tool.  The Sentiment if from a sheet of various sentiment but I don't know the manufacturer.  

I nearly had a mishap with this card.  I made the design up on the base layer of paper then went to stick the paper on the base card when I realised the paper was too big to go on the card  DUH!.  I was very lucky that I had enough room to cut away a border from the top and right side so it would fit.  Moral of the story is to always make sure your base layer fits the base card you are using.  I don't know why I decided to make up the design before I stuck my base layer to the card as it makes it very difficult to stick it to the base card using double sided tape.  I think I'm still tired (that's my excuse).


Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #162 - Add a sentiment
Fairytale Challenge #63 - Photo inspiration (flowers and colour)
Gingerloft Challenge - The Colour Green

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Crafting When We Can Challenges 39 - Earth, Air, Fire & Water

I'm really enjoying my crafting at the moment.  My friend gave me a table for my son to use but until we have moved his bedroom around to accommodate it, it is sat in my bay window and I am using it as a craft table.  My son was as bit concerned when I filled the drawers with my craft stuff but I have assured him when his bedroom is ready he can have it back.  My OH has already said I can have my own table to replace it along with some drawers (maybe), can't wait.


Earth, Air, Fire, Water

Sponsor the talented Megan of

For my card this Challenge I have used a Dilly Bean image, which we were allowed to choose from Dilly Beans Stamps.  Unfortunately I can't show you the full card until after the 6th of March as this card is for my friend (I got the dates of the challenge mixed up and thought it was the weekend after her birthday).  To see the full card hop over to the Challenge blog and you will see it while you are entering your card.  For the recipient of the card (you know who you are) you are forbidden to look until after the 6th, when I will post the full card here on this post.

This card was designed and coloured using CraftArtist and then cut out and 3d mounted using Pinlflair Gel.  The base card and mats are from a Colossal colour card pack by Papermania and the embossing was done with my Hougie board.


As promised here is the completed card.  My friend now has it and so it is safe to show.


Digital Tuesday #199 - Birthdays (a friends B'day on 6th March)
Cute Card Thursday 258 - Something old (coloured card aleast 6 years old)
Allsorts Challenges 196 - For a Lady (my friend is definitely a Lady, when she wants to be)
My Time To Craft #211 - Embossing (picture of embossed lines above)