Saturday, 26 March 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges 115 - sketch by Sandra - mid way reminder

I will catch up I promise but once again I am posting mid way through the challenge.

Our challenge over on CWWCC is number 115 and our wonderful sponsor is Heather from

The theme is a wonderful sketch by Sandra

Prize: 3 images from Lacy sunshine

 I chose Marguerite Daisy Flower Pot Pretties.  Last year we went to Northumbria for our holiday and we stayed in a little village called Belford.  Our Cottage Butterfly House had a small back garden but it was full of beautiful flora and fauna.  This was our view every morning while having breakfast.  It's just a pity you can't hear the birds singing and see them flitting through the bushes.

I used various spring coloured card from the stash and a backing paper I made on CraftArtist using a daisy from one of the digikits I have (can't remember the name).  Woodware punches were used to cut the daisies and I used a gold Viva pearl pen for the centres.  I coloured in the image with Spectrum Noir pens and cut our the red circle with my Tonic Celtic layering die.  I will be adding a header and journalling when I get a new blade for my Craftrobo.  The old ones just won't give me a good cut.

Hop over to the CWWCC and show us your projects using Sandra's fab sketch.


Catch the Bug Challenge - March photo inspiration
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Photo inspiration
Digital Delights by Louby Loo - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Flowers

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges #114 - Use washi tape - mid way reminder

Just a quick mid challenge reminder for Challenge 114, use washi tape, over at CWWCC.

We have a new sponsor for this challenge, Sarah from

Stampz by Star

We were generously given an image to use for this challenge and I chose Spring Rain. It was a pleasure to colour this image and I tried a few new things too. I've never used washi tape before so I sent out my OH and he came back with 12 rolls of the stuff so I will probably be using it more often now, £2 for 3 rolls from The Works, I didn't think that was a bad price. I revisited a stepper card because I haven't made one for quite a while. It was an easy make using my Hougie board and don't know why I don't make them more. The oval mounts are from my new Tonic mixed ovals, you get straight cut and scalloped, I used my VIP voucher from Create and Craft to get £10 off, another bargain. Stickles have been used in the corners and a sentiment by Vladimir Nabokov, finished off my project. I've used something very new, the washi tape and something very old, stickles on this project and I'm really please with how it's turned out. Just have to wait until the stickles have dried before putting away, I'm so impatient, my fingers are covered in glitter because I keep catching them.

Now hop over to CWWCC and show us how you use washi tape, a couple of our DT have made flowers for their projects.

I completely forgot the challenges that inspired me.


Sketch Satuday #403 - Sketch by Kathy (turned sidways hope this is OK)
Little Miss Muffet #133 - Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use dies/punches
Addicted to Stamps #122 - Shaped cards