Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Stencils or Masks at BBB




Thank you to everyone who has been joining in the challenges   at Back to Basics and Beyond  this fortnight we would like to see a  card where you have used a Stencil or Mask. 

This is something I rarely do simply because I don't have many stencils, and this one was homemade using a Tim Holtz die and some Mylar a flexible but strong plastic. I inked through the stencil and added a butterfly to finish.

I have been leaving lots of makes without a sentiment until I know who the recipient will be.

We would love you to join in, pop over to the challenge site and see the other Design Team makes , look forward to seeing you there.



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Monday, 15 October 2018

Numbers at Make My Monday







Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Pryia and the theme she has chosen is " Number Games - Add one or more numbers to your project."       

  I kept this very simple it's for hubby's birthday next month I'm sure you can guess how old he will be.

   Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.
                                        

Challenges

https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-224.html
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/ltccb-27-october-anything-goes.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-214-anything-goes-optional.html
https://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.com/2018/10/332.html
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/10/tuesday-throwdown-413-anything-goes.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2018/10/82-for-man-beckie.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-153-winners-151.html
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-380-use-kraft-card.html

           
                 


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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Off the Cutting Room Floor






"Off the Cutting Room Floor"is Carol's choice for the challenge at CD Sunday today, that should give plenty of scope for your imagination, you can use any odds and ends you have lying about. 

This proved more difficult for me than I thought it would, I only print the paper I need for each project using my photo editing programme to alter sizes accordingly. The only paper I had from a CD was one I printed about 2 years ago and never used, So here it is teamed with a Lili of the Valley digi coloured with Promarkers, I had printed a few days ago.

 Remember you must use something from a Cd and let us know which Cd you used in order to  be in the top 3. Please visit the Challenge Blog and take a peek at the team's cards, look forward to seeing your cards there or on our Facebook page.




Challenges


http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-486-11th-of-october-christmas.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/chnc-challenge-407.html
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-93-christms-is-for-kids.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/week-489-christmas.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-challenge-anything-christmas.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-no-20-theme-for-child.html
https://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-369-anything-goes-with-option.html



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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Autumn at Crafty Calendar




This month at Crafty Calendar we are sponsored by Lemon shortbread who are offering 3 images as this months prize. The theme is Autumn, I chose Winter Cardigan, she does look cosy. Sentiment from TLC and papers are old ones from Daisy Bucket


Do drop in to be inspired the DT cards for this month, hope to see you there.




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Thursday, 4 October 2018

All Wrapped Up




I have used an image from PC Crafter (no longer open) and made a white card with touches of red and green.


Wrapping the gifts is something I really enjoy, I get an immense feeling of satisfaction seeing my purchases ready for Christmas. 

The weather here is certainly autumnal and the evenings are getting dark, about 7pm, last night when I took the dog for his walk, dusk was falling and for the first time this year the bats were flying among the hedgerow, I never fail to be surprised by how quick they are and how low they fly.


Challenges






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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Water Colours at BBB.




Thank you to everyone who has been joining in the challenges   at Back to Basics and Beyond  this fortnight we would like to see you use watercolours.  

This isn't a medium I use so kept the watercolour element to a minimum, using Aquamarkers to create background shading.
The penguin dies were free with a craft magazine last year and the sentiment die from Creative Crafting World.


We would love you to join in, pop over to the challenge site and see the other Design Team makes , look forward to seeing you there.



Challenges

http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-46-optional-themegear-up-for.html
https://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com/2018/10/Hintergrund.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/chnc-challenge-405.html
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-93-christms-is-for-kids.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-37-anything-goes-at-thaic.html
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-168-anything-goes.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/anything-christmas-goes.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-no-20-theme-for-child.html




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Monday, 1 October 2018

Animals







Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Janet and  she would like to see " Animals". I have used an image the Noah's Ark set from PC Crafter ( no longer open), to make this baby boy card.



 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.
  

Challenges

http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/for-boys-challenge.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-90.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/10/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-october.html


                                     
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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Autumn Days




It's Jane's choice this week at CD Sunday and she has chosen the theme "Autumn Days". I chose an image from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse CD,  Autumn days should be clear and frosty in the morning with sunny afternoons and  cosy evenings in, by the fire, perhaps with a glass of wine or some hot chocolate with marshmallows of course.

Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick I look forward to seeing your creations.


Remember the challenges are also posted  on Facebook as well.




Challenges


http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/hmfmc-276-anything-goes-with-option-of.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-409-all-creatures-great-and.html
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/favourite-season-and-why.html autumn for all the reasons above
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-484-27th-of-september.html
https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-tags-challenge.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2018/09/81-autumn-fall-jodie.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/week-487-autumn-glory.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-93-winners-of-ch-92.html



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Friday, 28 September 2018

N for Nature at The Alphabet Challenge



Today's Challenge at The Alphabet Challenge is N for Nature, I chose an image from Creative Crafting World, as we have hedgehogs visiting the garden fairly regularly, living in the country we see foxes, deer, rabbits and pheasants on a regular basis, a couple of years ago a deer stripped every leaf from a young holly tree, thankfully it recovered.

Do visit the challenge and see the cards there.


Challenges

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/anything-christmas-goes.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/crafty-catz-challenge-431-anything-goes.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/sep-15-oct-14-challenge.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-409-all-creatures-great-and.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2018/09/get-ready-for-christmas-september.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-37-anything-goes-at-thaic.html
https://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-54.html
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-221.html
http://intaas.blogspot.com/2018/09/ch-42-nature.html



                                
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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Imagine



My elder son is just home from a holiday in Florida, bearing a Jim Shore Figment ornament. We first saw Figment in the early 1990's at Epcot in Disney, and I believe that he has loved this character ever since. Figment is all about using your imagination and my son is very creative especially in writing, he has a post grad degree in journalism.

I meant to highlight the edges of both the image and sentiments with purple but had stuck them down before I remembered. My card is to say Thank You. Image coloured with Promarkers.



Challenges


https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/week-38-anything-goes-colouring.html

https://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-tags-challenge.html
https://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-368-anything-goes-with-option.html
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/week-462anything-goes.html
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/24-bright-colors.html
https://aaacards.blogspot.com/2018/09/cas-game-124-imagine.html


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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Inky Backgrounds at BBB.




Thank you to everyone who has been joining in the challenges   at Back to Basics and Beyond  this fortnight we would like to see an inky background.  

This is something I rarely do simply because I don't have many distress or water based ink pads, I was quite pleased with the final result though.The stamp is from Sheena Douglas at Crafter's Companion.

I have been leaving lots of makes without a sentiment until I know who the recipient will be.

We would love you to join in, pop over to the challenge site and see the other Design Team makes , look forward to seeing you there.


Challenges

http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-challenge-anything-goes.html
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-220.html
http://intaas.blogspot.com/2018/09/ch-42-nature.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-90.html
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/week-37-anything-goes-colouring.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-152-winners-challenge-150.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/week-485-create-scene-with-stamps-andor.html




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Monday, 17 September 2018

Autumn Colours





Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by me and  I would like to see  Autumn Colours in your entries..I used Acorn Baby Sprite,  from Aurora Wings, colouring with Promarkers and teaming with papers from my stash.



 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Christmas Goose




"G is for"is Carol's choice for the challenge at CD Sunday today, that should give plenty of scope for your imagination, I used an image and papers from Polyanna Pickering's Christmas Moments CD Rom.

 Remember you must use something from a Cd and to let us know which Cd you used in order to win a prize or be in the top 3. Please visit the Challenge Blog and take a peek at the team's cards, look forward to seeing your cards there or on our Facebook page.


  

Challenges  

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-482-13th-of-september.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/sep-15-oct-14-challenge.html
https://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-54.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-36-and-winner-and-top-5-for.html
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-282-september-2018.html
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-220-different-shaped-or.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/use-ribbon-or-twine.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2018/09/80-use-ribbons-jenny-l.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/chnc-challenge-403.html



                                      

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Snowman and Rudolph



 A CAS Christmas card today image from PC Crafter sadly no longer open, and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley. Trying to keep a selection of cards flat for posting this year.

We have a beautiful sunny but slightly chilly morning here, need to gather some of the windfall fruit, as it was blowy overnight, it's been a bumper year, I've made about 40 lbs of jam ( plum, pear and ginger , apple jelly and apple butter) and the same of chutney. Have 7lbs of plums, the last on the tree, in to make more jam today.
Hubby has also used 40lbs of pears to make cider, there are still loads of apples and pears on the trees, will be busy with them soon.

Challenges

http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-45-optional-themehave-tweet.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-no-19-theme-cutest-snowmen.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/s-t-are-for.html s for snow
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-36-and-winner-and-top-5-for.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/aug-15-sep-14-challenge.html
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-166-anything-goes.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-546-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/chnc-challenge-402.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/christmas-joy.html
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-36-add-charm.html

      
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Decoupage at BBB






Thank you to everyone who has been joining in the challenges   at Back to Basics and Beyond this fortnight we would like to see some decoupage.
I  used a very old kit from Create and Craft with papers from a Creative Crafting World kit, keeping the  lay out really simple

We would love you to join in, pop over to the challenge site and see the other Design Team makes , look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, 3 September 2018

New York New York




Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Caz and the theme she would like you to follow is "New York New York" I have merged  free images from Pinterest and kept the card very simple. The girl is decoupaged and irl stands out against the background.


 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.


Sunday, 2 September 2018

Siberian Tiger





It's Jocelyn's  choice this week at CD Sunday and she has chosen the theme "Cool Colours". I used an image from the Wild at Heart Set and almost forgot the CD element on my card, adding a sentiment from the A Winter's Tale CD Rom by Pollyanna Pickering.

Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and a prize from Jocelyn I look forward to seeing your creations.


Remember the challenges are also posted  on Facebook as well



Challenges

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-378-christmas-in-august.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-91-and-winners-ch-90.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-35-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge-holidays.htmlhttp://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/chnc-challenge-401.html

Friday, 31 August 2018

Leaves





Hi all, I am so delighted to be joining the Alphabet Challenge Design Team, it's been difficult keeping it quiet, but now I've told you.

My first Challenge is L for Leaves, I chose a sentiment from Create with TLC, Paulette gives these free sentiments regularly and the store is well worth worth a visit too.

The images of leaves I have had for years and can't remember where they came from, arranged in my graphics programme and printed directly onto a 5x7 card base, lots of extra leaves printed onto paper to decoupage the arrangement.

Do visit the challenge and see the cards there.


Challenges

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-53/
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-151-winners-149.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-2018-anything-goes-challenge.html
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-51.html
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-185-autumn-colours.html