Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Stepper Card at Back to Basics and Beyond





Thank you to everyone who has joined in the first six challenges , and welcome to the today's Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond this fortnight we would like to see a Simple Stepper card, there are lots of ideas on Pinterest.

I decided to use a topper from Hunkydory and cut my side stepper base to suit it's measurements.A music die from Crafter's Companion (I thought the robin looked as though he was singing his heart out and it would be the perfect embellishment )and Poinsettia from Tattered lace to finish it off.

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

https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-26.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/n-o-are-for.html O the robin is on the lamp 
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/07/favourite-celebration-and-why.html I seem to get more pleasure from making Christmas cards

Sunday, 8 July 2018

A Gardener's World




Today our challenge at CD Sunday was chosen by Pamela, and is A Gardener's World. I would love to have time to sit and relax in the garden, but there always seems to be so much to do.

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 Pamela, I look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenges

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Totally Girly




This month at Crafty Calendar we are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs and Crafty Ribbons our theme is " Totally Girly"  My card uses the image Snail Home provided by our sponsor and is paper pieced digitally using Nitwit Collections papers.Now it may not appear to be very girly but it is for a neighbours daughter who has just had a very fancy play house built for her, so a card suitable for that.

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

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Bah Humbug






This card was given to my elder son last Christmas but never blogged, he has a Bah Humbug attitude to giving cards, spends a fortune on gifts but point blank refuses to buy card. Luckily he has a sense of humour and this didn't bother him in the slightest, I think he was rather proud of it honestly.



Challenges

Friday, 29 June 2018

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Back to Basics and Beyond Spotlighting




Thank you to everyone who has joined in the first five challenges , and welcome to the today's Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond this fortnight we would like to see the Spotlighting technique. There are plenty of examples on Pinterest here and a tutorial here

I used a digistamp from Joanna Sheen's, Jayne Netley Mayhew Digistamp CD, I love that you can resize these stamps in your graphics programme, and have made this the full size of a 5x7 inch card.


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://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2018/06/74-june-blooms-flowers-as-main-focus-of.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-422-atg-with-option-of.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/southern-girls-challenge-team-lou.html
https://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-49.html
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-182-all-things-bright-and.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-105-lets-be-pretty.html
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-222-red-white-and-blue.html

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Things to Eat



It's Jane's choice of Challenge at CD Sunday this morning, and she has chosen "Things to Eat", this could be anything edible at all.

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 Jane, I look forward to seeing your creations.


You can now enter on our face book page if you don't have a blog.



Challenges 

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/week-473-sweet-treats.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-535-circles.html#
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/food-and-drink.html
https://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-58.html

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Christmouse Pudding




Just for fun today, a card for someone on hubby's school bus, they are all of primary school age so cute is perfect. Simply print image and sentiment from Lili of the Valley, round card base decorated to look like a Christmas Pudding. Thank you again to everyone who kindly leaves comments.


Challenges

http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-42-optional-thememake-it.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-anything-christmas.html
https://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-52.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-30-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/l-m-are-for.html m, mice
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-24.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-472-14th-of-june-christmas.html
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/favourite-cardbase-shape-or-fold-why.html circular, love what you can do with the embellishments and making additions to the basic shape
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/week-472-use-at-least-2-dies.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/chnc-challenge-390.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2018/06/animal-crackers.html

Friday, 15 June 2018

Fluffed Up




I think this little guy is all fluffed up because he's feeling the cold, love the topper from Hunkydory, teamed it with a Tonic Deco Geometric Die and Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder.


Challenges


http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-372-holidays.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/chnc-challenge-389.html
https://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-52.html
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/pile-it-on-challenge-143-all-sorts-of.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-anything-christmas.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/christmas-birds.html 

Christmas Robin




Hi, we have a reasonably nice day warm in the sunshine but not nearly as hot as last week. Thanks to all who continue to visit and leave comments, I do appreciate the time you take to do so.

I combined a stamp and an image from a CD for my card today I hope it look as though the robin is watching the scene from a distance.


Challenges

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-372-holidays.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/chnc-challenge-389.html
https://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-52.html
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-anything-goes.html
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/pile-it-on-challenge-143-all-sorts-of.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-anything-christmas.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/christmas-birds.html

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Christmas is on it's Way




A Christmas card for a guy, I'm afraid it drove me daft, I was really disappointed in the quality of the stamp, the back of the rubber was ridged behind the greeting, it took several repeat stamps to get the sentiment stamped, the centre was missing on the first two attempts, thank goodness for my stamping platform. The truck stamped perfectly first time, I've had the stamp for perhaps 2 years but had never used it before.


Coloured with Promarkers and kept really plain and simple.



Challenges 


http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-challenge.html

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/may-anything-christmas.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/chnc-challenge-389.html
https://caschristmascardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/cas-christmas-june-challenge.html
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/week-23-anything-goes-colouring.html
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/2018/06/ch-139-for-male-winners-from-ch-138.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-42-optional-thememake-it.html
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/pile-it-on-challenge-143-all-sorts-of.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-24.html
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-160-anything-goes.html

Back to Basics Stamping




Welcome to the fifth Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond, our challenge today is to wet emboss, I chose  very simple clear stamps, Archival midnight black ink pad and clear embossing powder,  keeping it clean and simple.

I hope you will join in with us , at Back to Basics and Beyond and look forward to seeing your cards there.


Monday, 11 June 2018

Emboss Resist





Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Nandini and the theme she would like to see is a " Resist Embossing". I don't have many inks but found two colours I liked together and used these after stamping and embossing the images in white, I added the other stamped images after completing the card.




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

Sunday, 10 June 2018



"Second Time Around" (recycle)is Carol's choice for the challenge at CD Sunday today, that should give plenty of scope for your imagination, I used an image from Making cards free CD 2016 and teamed it with papers from Robert Addams CD Rom Printable Gingham, Polka Dot, Check and Tartan Backing Papers.My recycled element is the corrugated card , the holder with my take away coffee.

 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://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/favourite-cardbase-shape-or-fold-why.html love circular cards, especially adding extra shapes to the base card.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Dandelion Sprite



This little guy is Dandelion Sprite from Aurora Wings, he plagues my garden, spreading the pesky seeds, no matter how often I pull them up, new ones appear to replace them. It's ages since I did much colouring, so I set to with my Promarkers and spent a leisurely hour or so colouring.

Beautiful day here, too hot to work outside but really pleasant to sit and relax.

Thank you to all who continue to leave comments, I read and appreciate them.


Challenges

http://unikostudio.blogspot.com/2018/06/uniko-challenge-reminder-47-photo.html https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/05/20-birthday.html
https://aaacards.blogspot.com/2018/05/cas-game-116-4th-big-birthday-bash.html
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-208.html
https://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-58.html
https://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-51.html
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/05/week-446anything-goes.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-summer.html
https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-22-flowers.html
https://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2018/05/360-anything-goes-with-option-of-circles.html
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/week-22-anything-goes-colouring.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-85-and-winners-of-challenge-84.html

Get Well Wishes




This month at Crafty Calendar we are sponsored by Sheepski Designs and our theme is "Three of Something"  My card uses the image Flower Bouquet provided by our sponsor and is coloured with Promarkers, the sentiment was free from the Desert Diva.

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

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Fold Back Card






Thank you to everyone who has joined in the first three challenges , and welcome to the fourth Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond this fortnight we would like to see a Fold Back Card.

I have made the simplest one here, first  fold back the left side of your card as shown below, 






now you can decorate the base card.





Ensuring you apply the adhesive to only the left side of your topper apply topper and add embellishments.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Go Green -Upcycle







Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Pryia and the theme she has chosen is " Go Green-Upcycle". I  haven't made a card this time but have used an oak stave that would have ended up in the wood burning stove to make a holder for tealights.



We live in the North East of Scotland near the Whisky Trail where Distilleries abound, there are 7 working and 1 historic in a small area. Distilleries are supported by Cooperages, and there are 2 nearby,1 where barrels are repaired, and 1 who make them new as well as make repairs.

Below a stave which is no longer suitable for use



Sanded using hubby's orbital sander, the oak cleans up with a bit of care and sanding, I then marked the position I wanted to put the tea-lights and using a 40mm circle hole cutter, cut to the depth of the tea-light. Poor hubby was on tenterhooks the whole time, not sure whether he was worried about me or his tools though.





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


Challenges

https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/ltccb-22-may-anything-goes.html
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/cmc104-anything-but-card.html

HO HO HO




We've had glorious sunshine for the past few days, poor folks in Wales and the South East of England who have had lightening storms and flooding. A day spent in the garden (Sunday), managed to get quite a lot done, now need to rotovate an area and prepare it for planting at the end of summer. Surprise surprise another Christmas card.


Challenges


http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-challenge.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-anything-christmas.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/get-ready-for-christmas-may-edition_23.html
https://scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-rudolph-days-challenge.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-395-christmas.html
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-159-anything-goes.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-418-anything-goes-with.html
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tie-holiday-ribbon-around-christmas-tree.html
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-371-circles.html
http://intaas.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/ch-34-nothing-square-or-oblong.html

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Beautiful Blooms




It's Jocelyn's  choice this week at CD Sunday and she has chosen the theme "Beautiful Blooms". This image is from Just Inklined The Next Big Thing

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://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-212-favourite-florals.html
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/favourite-flora-or-fauna-and-why.html difficult to choose, but flowers because of the abundance of colours and scent
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2018/05/poppies-for-memorial-day.html