Monday, 20 February 2017

Crafting When We Can Challenges 138 - Photo Inspiration

A little late with my post but when you're offered free tickets to see a new musical based in Sheffield you don't turn them down.  Saturday my crafting day was taken up watching a really good show called 'Everyone's Talking About Jamie' at the Crucible Theatre. 

Anyhoo, the Challenge for this fortnight is sponsored by Vera from

Prize: $10 gift certificate for Lemon Shortbread shop

Theme: Inspirational Photo

We were kindly given an image to use and I chose Not My Dolly.  I used my SnC to cut my tag and layers.  The faux stitching was also done by the SnC.  Spectum Noir pens BT2, BT3, BT9, CT1, CR8, LG3 were used to colour the image and clear overlay Sparkle pens was used on the red dress.  I raided my button stash for the buttons, they were purchased from The Range.  The little half bobbins I wound cotton around were may by my OH on his 3D printer.  I really enjoyed making this tag.  Ribbon from stash, probably from around a chocolate box.

Hop over to the Challenge and show us your projects inspired by the photo and you may be in with a chance of winning the fabulous prize.


Spectrum Noir Challenge February - anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge 125 - anything goes
Crafting With Friends 37 - anything goes
Inspiration Destination 122 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday 465 - no patterned paper

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


I should have posted this on 22nd January but I completely forgot.  

Our wonderful sponsor was Sasayaki Glitter Digital Designs and the theme was spots and/or stripes.  I went with both.

I designed a stripy mat, on S'n'C Canvas, that I could put something behind, I chose spotty paper.  I printed the image onto Crafters Companion Neenah Desert Storm, Kraft paper.  Unfortunately, I used the spectrum noir pencils.  Bad idea, there is no tooth to this paper and the pencils went shiny when blended, you'll see this on the photo.  I also cut the pattern for the pleated butterflies on the S'n'C.  The paper was some 12" x 12" I've had for years.

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Crafting When We Can Challenges Challenge 137

The challenge over at Crafting When We Can Challenges is sponsored by

Theme: flowers

We were generously given an image to work with and I chose Pretty Flowers.  

I used my Spectum noir pens to colour the image in and to colour the background papers.  Won't be doing that again, I used up so much ink.  The scan n cut cut the flower card blank and all the mats.  All card was from my stash.  The flowers were from my stash, I've had them for years.  I then used the scan n cut to cut the special and a die set by first choice for Mum.  I put them at the angle my OH wanted (it is his Mum after all) and used Viva pearl pen around the edge.  I also managed not to poke the pearls to see if they were dry.  So proud of myself.

As an afterthought I may add the pearls to the bottom layer to match the pink at the top.**pearls added to bottom layer**

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