Friday, 20 January 2017

Fairy Cake Frolics

I dug out an old Helz Cuppleditch stamp that hadn't seen ink for a while for this card, it always makes me smile.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and added Star Dust Stickles and Glamour Dust for a bit of fairy sparkle.
 The patterned paper is from a Papermania pad called The Little Cake Shoppe, it too has been in my stash for a long time.  The sentiment was stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp from a sentiment verse set.  All the edges were inked with Ground Espresso Distress Ink for definition.
To embellish, I used a First Edition die set to make kitchen utensils and accessories, including a bright red Kitchen Aid stand mixer that I have long coveted.  I'll have to make do with a paper one for now!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - #333 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - #378 - Sports / Hobbies - Baking is one of my favourite hobbies
Tuesday Throwdown - #326 - Use Your Favourite Medium - Promarkers
Inkspirational - #126 - Flutter
Brown Sugar - #234 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - #35 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #123 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - #227 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Kitty Bee DT Spotlight - Espresso Bun

It's that time of the month when I share my Kitty Bee spotlight project, which, this month is a card featuring a super cute digi, called Espresso Bun, available from the Kitty Bee Etsy store.
I coloured it with Promarkers and paper pieced the cup, then fussy cut it out so that it could be stuck to the card with glue gel for added dimension.
The patterned papers I used on the cup and teapot are Papermania, Blueberry Hill, the pink gingham cardstock is from Payper Box.
I used Xcut dies to create the doily and the teapot, and I embellished my card with a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp, and some pink ribbon with a matching pink bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fab 'n' Funky - #334 - Use Ribbon
Crafting From The Heart - #143 - Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #50 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #233 - Anything Goes
Craft For The Craic - Pick Me Up - A nice cup of tea!
Pattie's Creations - #130 - Use an Animal Image
Aud Sentiments - #171 - Anything Goes + a Sentiment

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Gorjuss Notebook

Something other than a card today, a little notebook, featuring a Gorjuss girl in shades of purple for Fibromyalgia Awareness.
 The notebook started off as a bare chipboard blank; I covered it with purple pearl card on the outside and patterned purple paper on the inside.  I used torn scraps of Papermania Capsule Collection papers in Heather (I used a sheet of this on the inside too) on the front cover, and stamped and heat embossed a Sheena Douglass sentiment with purple glitter embossing powder.  I used the same paper to add some tiny punched butterflies.  The edges of the book were rubbed with Imagination Crafts Alchemy Wax in Silver to cover the bare board and add a bit of shimmer.
The Gorjuss girl was made with my new Xcut die set, all the pieces are simply die cut, embossed and layered up.  I used papers from a Papermania Gorjuss paper pack, and added some seed beads for eyes and a little coloured pencil for rosy cheeks.
The notebook is held together with metal rings, so, to decorate these, and, as a nod to the Fibromyalgia purple ribbon, I knotted on a selection of different purple ribbons.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Alphabet Challenge - V for Violet
Crafty Catz - #353 - Butterflies
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #155 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Aud Sentiments - #171 - Anything Goes +  a Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner - #105 - Use Patterned Paper
The Crazy Challenge - #239 - Three of a Kind - Three Butterflies
Pile It On - #124 - Colourfully Aware - Purple for Fibromyalgia Awareness

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Use Something New

We're back with a new challenge for the new year at I Love Promarkers, and this fortnight our theme is "Use Something New".  Yep, a lot of the use of the word "new" in one sentence!  We're sponsored this time by Kenny K, who very kindly gave the DT some image to play with, I chose this fun digi, called Ice Skate Kate, for my card, colouring her with my Promarkers, of course, and getting a head start with my Christmas cards.  It's never too early!
 The papers I've used for the background and the mittens are the first of my "new things", they were a Christmas present.  They're from The Works and are a 12x12 double sided pad of Christmas designs in a nice heavy weight.
My other new items are the two pompom trims, which I've layered up, both from Hobby Craft, and the sentiment stamp, which is from a Woodware set.
The only other embellishment I've added is a pair of mittens made with a Memory Box die, which I've hung from baker's twine.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
 Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas Goes
The Crafty Addicts - #32 - Monochrome
Dream Valley - #147 - Something New - New stash, see main post for details
Ooh La La - #219 - Feminine
Come and Get It - Something New - New stash, see main post for details
Just Us Girls - #275 - New - New Stash
Sweet Stampin' - Something New - New Stash

Monday, 9 January 2017

Cutie Pie DT Card - Winter Warmers

We're back with a new challenge at Cutie Pie, this month our theme is "Winter Warmers", and we're sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and Bugaboo.  Both of our sponsors kindly gave the DT some images to play with, I chose to use this sweet bear from Bugaboo, called BUGXMASBEAR, colouring him with my Promarkers and adding Glamour Dust glitter to the fur trim.

 The background was created with a Sue Wilson die, the die cuts into the card leaving a beautiful, filigree snowflake background behind.  I used white pearl card, leaving more space at the bottom of the panel so that I could stamp a sentiment, which I did with a Papermania stamp.
The mittens were made with a Memory Box die, I also embellished the fur trim with Glamour Dust, to match the bear.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter etc - I used Glamour Dust
Sparkles Christmas - #72 - Lots of Glitter
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - B is for Something Beginning with B - Bear
Passion for Promarkers - #376 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #234 - Winter Critters

Saturday, 7 January 2017

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Celebrate Something New

We're back with the first challenge of the year at A Gem of a Challenge, this fortnight our theme is "Celebrate Something New".  I decided to make a new home card as my DT project, using Snail Home from the Pink Gem store, which I coloured with Promarkers and added some paper piecing for the shell.
 The patterned papers are Papermania, Hot Diggedy Dog, to which I added some black card for matting.  They've been in my stash of ages but I still like the pretty pastel colours, and they make a nice change from all the Christmas papers I've been using recently.
To embellish, I added a sentiment stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp, and I made a large flower with my Heartfelt Creations, Enchanted Mums die, and foliage with Sue Wilson Petite Vines dies.  The flower centre was made a lovely micro bead and glitter mix from Stix 2 Anything.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Calendar - Something New
Sweet Stampin' - Something New
Brown Sugar - #232 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #123 - New Beginnings
Craft Rocket - #30 - Something New
Crafty Sentiments - Something New
Passion For Promarkers - #367 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Chill, It's Your Birthday

A belated Happy New Year to one and all!
I'm finally back in the land of the living after having a nasty bug over the festive season, I've been knocked sideways by it over over three weeks but am getting back on my feet now.
This card is the one that I made for my Mum's birthday, which is on Christmas Eve, I just hadn't got round to blogging it due to not being well.
 I used a John Lockwood for Creative Expressions stamp set for this card, heat embossing the central piece with white embossing powder and decoupaging the flowers, and, using a snowdrop cluster stamp, I stamped in green ink on patterned paper to create a matching background.  The stamp set comes with a variety of sentiments, I chose "Chill, It's Your Birthday" to add to my frosty card.  I also added some glitter and gems to the topper for a touch of sparkle.
The patterned paper is Papermania Capsule Collection in Eau de Nil, to which I've added white and eau de nil card for matting.  The doily was cut with an Xcut die in white pearl card.
To embellish, I added a double bow, some tiny punched snowflakes and blobs of white Nuvo Drops.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Gals Corner - #104 - Use Something New - New Stamp Set
The Crafter's Cafe - #164 - Monochrome
Crafty Girls Creations - #32 - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #332 - Anything Goes