Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Sketch Time at Back to Basics and Beyond




This fortnight we would like you to use  a sketch at Back to Basics and Beyond. I have used an image from PC Crafter (no longer open) and made a  card with touches of red and green.






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, 29 October 2018

Stencil Technique




Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Nandini and the theme she would like to see a stencil technique. Lots of ideas on Pinterest.

This is something I rarely do simply because I don't have many stencils, this one was free with a magazine. An inky background, the texture paste applied through the stencil, some embossing powder on top which was heat embossed when the paste was dry.

Again no 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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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Scottish Santa


Good morning and welcome to my choice of Challenge at CD Sunday I would like to see a Christmas make of any type. 

This image  is on the Christmas Presence CD Rom available  here . Embossing folder by Crafter's Companion and my sentiment computer generated, using the Anglican Text font.

 Remember you must use something from a Cd and to 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 creations there.

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


Challenges


http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-39-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-46-midway-optional-themegear.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/chnc-challenge-409.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-challenge-anything-christmas.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2018/10/reminder-about-october-challenge-santa.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-413-christmas.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/oct-15-nov-14-challenge.html



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Friday, 26 October 2018

Wrapped Up Warm




I think this is the last of the cards needed for the children on the school bus, the girls outnumber the boys 4 to 1 so it gave me a chance to make some prettier cards, Lili of the Valley Simply Print image which is so festive. 

The weather is certainly turning colder a touch of frost on the grass first thing these past few mornings, and I will be so glad when the clock goes back, as it is dark until about 7.30 am which delays my first walk with the dog, living in the country has few disadvantages but walking in the dark is one.


Challenges

http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-93-christms-is-for-kids.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-challenge-anything-christmas.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-no-21-theme-wrap-up-warm.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-413-christmas.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/oct-15-nov-14-challenge.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/week-490-traditional-christmas-colours.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/chnc-challenge-408.html
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2018/10/qkr-stampede-challenge-319-anything-goes.html




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P for Penguins at the Alphabet Challenge



The new challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog is P for Penguins.  I chose a digi from Lili of the Valley, colouring with Promarkers, the sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley.

Have a look at the Challenge site for inspiration from the Design Team.

Challenges


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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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