Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges 133 - BINGO

I didn't realise I hadn't posted, up to the rafters with costumes for the Panto in 2 weeks.  Lots of hand sewing to do and tiaras to make.  It always comes good in the end and we have a really good show which kicks off the start of Christmas for me.  Anyhoo better get on with the post.

Once again we have as our sponsor over at CWWCC, the talented Caitlyn, from

I really enjoy using Caitlyn's image as I find they are wonderful for practising my colouring.  The features are so clear and the hair is great for practising highlights.  We were generously given images to work with and I chose Skye.  I'm really please with the colouring of this image and I really like her hair.  I also noticed I seem drawn to blond.  Must try a brunette next time, or green like my daughter.

The prize is 3 images from the store

Theme: BINGO

spots and stripes/animal/pearl
spots are the embossing on the orange card and I took liberties with the stripes

The pearls are faux using a viva pearl pen, the paper is DCWV, orange card Tim Holtz, embossing folder swiss dots can'r remember who's, frame Tonic, sketch by Sandra a couple of challenges ago.  Coloured as usual with my Spectrum Noir pens and mats cut on my scanncut.


Addicted to Stamps #222 - Make your mark - Spectrum Noir
Simon say Stamp - Anything Goes

Hop over to the challenge blog and link up your wonderful projects.  I bet you've used 3 of the bingo without even knowing.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges 132 - Circles

I forgot to post my card for this challenge so better late than never.  You still have until Saturday afternoon to enter your circle inspired projects.  It can contain 1 or more circles as long as we can see a circle.

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is the talented Caitlyn Crosfield of

Caitlyn very generously gave us images to use and I chose Tracy.  I really enjoyed working with this image I think I would like to use it to practice my colouring.  I love her hair.  I cut a circle stencil on the scan'n'cut and use distressed inks to colour through. I then made a mat with circles surrounding it and welded it together.  The ribbon threaded through was from some chocolates last Christmas and the stamped sentiment is one of my first stamps.  This was stamped onto one of the circles cut from the stencil.  The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

Hop over the the Challenge and show us your project including a circle or circles.


Sweet Stampin' challenges - Happy Birthday
addicted to stamps #136 - Die cuts/punches
Shopping our Stash #278 - Front and Centre
ribbon from last years chocolates, stamp from years ago, distress inks not used for months
Crafty Catz Challenge #347 - Anything Goes with optional red

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges #131 - Sketch by Sandra

Over at CWWCC we have a great sketch by Sandra. I know a lot of people don't use just fell together and I'm really please at how this turned. out.

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Nikki Burnette from

Theme: sketch by Sandra

We were kindly given images to use and I chose Red. I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens and used my Scan n cut to cut my mats. The patterned paper was from the digikit 'snow globes'. The silver card was from B & M and the white base card is from Poundland.

Break out of your comfort zone and have a go at this great sketch by Sandra. Hop over to the challenge to see some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT and show us your interpretation of the sketch.


C.R.A.F.T. challenges 387 - Ribbon, Sparkle and Shine
Allsorts Challenge 387 - Let's start Christmas early
Crafty Catz 344 - Anything Goes with optional dies/punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes