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.