Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bee costume

A bit of a scary card for me.  It involved not only stamping a sentiment straight onto the card but the image too, eek!  Needless to say, it took more than one attempt to make this card ;)
Stamping Sensations - Anything with flowers
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Flowers
Through The Purple Haze - Anything with wings
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Bee Costume'
Sentiment stamp - Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Everyday Sentiments'


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sharing spring

Another auction site purchase.  Everyone seems to be selling their Penny Black stamps at the same time I'm trying to add to mine, so it would be rude not to buy.  That's what I keep telling myself anyway ;)
My Time To Craft - In the garden
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything with wings (the wee butterfly)
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
Craft Rocket -Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything with flowers
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Sharing Spring'
Sentiment stamp - Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Everyday Sentiments'
Papers - First Edition 'Blank Canvas'
Extras - Dew drops

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Another crazy dog

Another simple card using one of these fab dog stamps.  I love the grumpy look on this dog's face.
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes *Top 3*
Through The Purple Haze - Spots and/or stripes *Top 3*
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Dots and/or stripes
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Image stamp - Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz 'Crazy Dogs'
Sentiment stamp -  Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Paper - from The Works
Extras - The stamp was cut with a Sizzix 'Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz' Framelits die and the paper was cut with a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Borders' die

Friday, 30 June 2017

Candy winner

Thanks to everyone who entered my candy giveaway.  Random.org has done its job and the winner is...



That's you, Fiki.  Congratulations.  Can you please send me an email.  You've got up until 9pm (UK time) on the 7th July to claim, thanks.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Crazy dog

I've made the following card with one of a set of new stamps I bought recently, using leftover birthday money I had (my birthday was in April, how restrained am I?).  I've seen these stamps used on several blogs and they make me smile every time I see them.  Imagine my excitement when I found out that they had co-ordinating dies!  I also treated myself to a set of border dies, after seeing them used on Helen's blog.  I really need to stop looking at blogs!

This card is a bit out of my comfort zone as I don't really do clean and simple, more like messy and simple.  I really enjoyed making it though so I can see me making more like this, although this is my second attempt as I realised, when the card was finished, that the sentiment was wonky.
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Anything goes
Crafting When We Can - Use an image
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - All creatures great and small
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes *Top 3*
Creative Inspirations - Our furry/feathered friends

Image stamp - Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz 'Crazy Dogs'
Sentiment stamp -  Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Paper -'Wallpapers Dandy Retro' from The Works
Extras - The stamp was cut with a Sizzix 'Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz' Framelits die and the paper was cut with a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside Borders' die

Monday, 19 June 2017

Good old Snowy again

Thank goodness I didn't get rid of my favourite stamp, during my craft stash purge, because I recently discovered there's a die for it!  Wahay!  I don't suppose it's one of the hardest stamp images to cut out, but I don't have the patience for that which is probably why I never took to decoupage.  Please excuse the photo, I found this card a right pain in the bum to get a half decent photo of and this is the best of a bad bunch.
Christmas Card Challenge - Create a Christmas card
Stamping Sensations - Use your favourite stamp
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or shine
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Add snowflakes (the embossing)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - Embossing
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes, with an option of using die cuts
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Snowy'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Handwritten Phrases'
Card - Core'dinations
Extras
- Black gems and a Crafter's Companion Embossalicious folder (name unknown, sorry), as well as Glamour Dust sprinkled onto Glossy Accents to make Snowy's hat sparkly.  Snowy was cut out with a Penny Black Creative Die 'Frosty's Snow' 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Blog candy *Closed*

I'm offering some blog candy, to celebrate my return to blogland.  It's also a bit of a bribe, to see if I can get myself some more followers, although I'm not insisting you have to follow if you want to enter this giveaway ;)
The candy comprises of the following:

- House Mouse 'Potted Mouse' cling stamp
- 3 x 30 sheet paper pads from The Works (Soft Sweetness, Inspiring Vintage and Sweet Beauty)
- 2 packs of Core'dinations adhesive pearls (Snowflake and Chocolate Delight)
- A pack of 48 x 4.5" white doilies
- Darice hemp cord in 4 earthy colours

This is open to everyone, no matter where in the world you are.

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning just add your name and link below.  The only condition of entry is that you put a photo of my candy, with a link to this post, on the sidebar of your blog.  You've got until 11pm (UK time) on the 29th June and I'll announce the random winner on the
30th.  Good luck.


Life of the party

I made a non-Christmas card, yay!  I used to have this stamp in the clear version, so when it appeared on a certain auction site I had to buy it.  Any excuse!
The Cutie Pie Challenge - All creatures great and small
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Fussy And Fancy - Pamper your pets
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Masculine *Favourite*
Creative Inspirations - Our furry/feathered friends
Little Red Wagon - Dogs or cats? *Featured*
Dream Valley - Square cards only

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Life Of The Party'
Sentiment stamp - Crafty Impressions/Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Papers - from The Works
Extras - Glamour Dust, sprinkled onto Glossy Accents, to make the cat's pompom sparkle

Saturday, 10 June 2017

'Moo'ry Christmas

Guess what?  Yep, another Christmas card.  I lost my mojo for a while but I think I've found someone else's.
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Jingle Belles - All bundled up (at least three layers)
Cute Card Thursday - Boys/men
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Marvellous men
ABC Christmas - M is for More Than One (papers and stamps)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Penny Black Saturday - Masculine
As You Like It - Favourite reason to make cards.  My favourite reason is Christmas.  For years they were my least favourite cards to make and I think it was because I used to stick to Christmas papers, which I found boring as they were usually red and green, but now that I use almost any papers I find them much more enjoyable to make *Top 3*
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Through The Purple Haze - Animal
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas *Top Pick*
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Use non-traditional colours

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Xmas Moo'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set
Papers - Crafter's Companion 'Just For Men - Brights Collection'

 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Carolling hedgehogs

Another Christmas card.  I know Christmas is still a while away, but for the past couple of years I've given out shop-bought Christmas cards (I know, the shame ;) ) so I want to make sure I've got enough handcrafted ones to give out this year.  I saw this stamp on a well known auction site and had to buy it.  The way I'm going I'll have replenished my stamp stock in no time!
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
ABC Christmas - 'M is for More Than One' (hedgehogs, papers, stamps and Card Candi)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Anything goes
Come And Get It - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends -Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas in June
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything goes for Christmas
Through The Purple Haze - Animal
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Carolling Hedgehogs'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Handwritten Phrases'
Music sheet stamp - Lili Of The Valley
Papers - from The Works (I can't remember the name as I cut up a 12 x 12 pad into 6 x 6 papers)
Extras - Card Candi

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