Thursday, 9 July 2020

My Way






I follow Nana Connie at http://mygrammysattic.blogspot.com/ and she kindly invited me to join a small group of crafters who, are trying to stretch their comfort zone  by following a 'recipe' of four "Must Do" things and another three "Can Do if you choose" things in making a card or other project.  

One person chooses the Must Dos and the Can Dos, makes a sample card (or other project), emails a photo of it to each person in the group, along with the list of Must and Can Dos.  The single catch is that one of the Must Dos is given to the next 'Cook' (cook = recipe) by the person who made up the previous recipe.  It does NOT have to be something they had in their recipe, just something they have designated as a Must Do for the new recipe.

This months challenge list includes the following

1.  Make it Monochromatic
2.  Make the Sentiment your focus - Sentiment can be die cut, stamped (digi or rubber), &/or typed/ computer font/ hand written
3.  Use "Paint Chips" - If you can't get any of those from your local paint store, make your own by coloring card stock "chips" to look like paint chips
4.  Use patterned paper in the background - if you don't have any dp, make your own & use as much or as little as you like

The additional three Can Do items are:

1. Use a Die Cut
2. Use your favourite colour
3. Use summer fruits


Sadly I do not have any paint chips ,( our nearest DIY store is just under 30 miles away and as my hubby is shielding didn't want to make the trip) but  had digital papers which came in colour families, I hope that this substitution was acceptable. I added my sentiment to the papers in my graphics programme before printing.


Challenges




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Friday, 3 July 2020

G for Glitter and Gems at the Alphabet Challenge





Welcome to all followers and visitors, many thanks for visiting and continuing to leave comments I really appreciate the time you take to do this.

Today at The Alphabet Challenge,and Emma would like to see some

"Glitter and Gems" on your card .


Lots of choice for you here. My colourful Die Cut is in two layers and is from Sue Wilson, a CAS card kept flat for posting.

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




Challenges

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/chnc-challenge-496.html

http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-challenge-cool-it.html
https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/mlccb-24-july-anything-christmas-goes.html





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Monday, 22 June 2020

Use Stencils at MMM







Welcome to all followers and visitors, many thanks for visiting and continuing to leave comments I really appreciate the time you take to do this.

 Today at Make My Monday,we would like to see  you using stencils on your card.



Lots of choice for most of you here, but I only have a couple of stencils and Distress Inks and this is not a technique I have tried often. 

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

Challenges








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Friday, 19 June 2020

Flora or Fauna?



Welcome all friends and followers thank you for taking the time to pop in and leave a comment.

This fortnight at the Alphabet Challenge I have given you the choice of Flora or Fauna, and look forward to seeing your makes.

Image from Power Poppy coloured with Promarkers and teamed with a sentiment from Bits of Paper, pop over to the challenge blog to see my teamies cards 



Challenges


http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/digi-or-rubber-and-why.html love being able to resize  or just use parts of the image
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/southern-girls-challenge-team-lou-june.html
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-189-anything-goes-with.html
https://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-412.html
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/06/week-24-anything-goes-colouring.html


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Monday, 8 June 2020

Aloha





Welcome to all followers and visitors, many thanks for visiting and continuing to leave comments I really appreciate the time you take to do this.

Today at Make My Monday the  Challenge  chosen by Wei has the theme is "Summer Activities "


Digital image from "From the Heart" now closed ,coloured with Promarkers,  the card kept nice and flat for posting.I don't expect to see any family members surfing (I did try this rather unsuccessfully many years ago in the south of France) but I just loved the idea of warm sunny beaches and water sports.

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

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Saturday, 6 June 2020

Flowers at Crafty Calendar




This month at the Crafty Calendar we are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread and the theme is Flowers.





My card has been left mostly uncoloured as it forms part of a gift to a new young crafter, I also have a paper pad, some flowers  and a starter set of alcohol markers for her, hopefully she will finish colouring the image.


Do pop over to the Challenge to see the great examples there.


Many thanks for your visit today, I appreciate the time you take to leave comments.







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Friday, 5 June 2020

E at The Alphabet Challenge




Welcome to all followers and visitors, many thanks for visiting and continuing to leave comments I really appreciate the time you take to do this.

 Today at The Alphabet Challenge,we would like to see some "An Earthbound Animal " on your card .



Lots of choice for you here. My digi, is from a  Jayne Netley Mayhew  CD and the sentiment free  from Desert Diva

Monday, 25 May 2020

For A Baby at MMM



Welcome to all followers and visitors, many thanks for visiting and continuing to leave comments I really appreciate the time you take to do this.

 Today at Make My Monday,Mary V would like to see a Baby Card



Lots of choice here, I  used a pre-coloured digi from Di's Digis and kept it really simple and flat for posting.


Friday, 22 May 2020

Dry Embossing



Welcome to all followers and visitors, many thanks for visiting and continuing to leave comments I really appreciate the time you take to do this.

 Today at The Alphabet Challenge,we would like to see some "Dry Embossing" on your card .



An endless choice for you here,lots of embossing folders to choose from mine is from Crafters Companion .My digi, coloured with Promarkers is from Graciellie Designs and the sentiment stamp from Desert Diva

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Friday, 8 May 2020

You Make Me Happy




Good morning to friends and followers thanks for your visit today I appreciate the time you take to call and leave a comment.

Today's challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and chosen by Helen is to use checks ie. paper stamps etc. Please join in , pop over to the Blog for inspiration. I have made a very simple card using a scrap of plaid paper and a stamp from Power Poppy which I left uncoloured the sentiment  is computer generated.



Challenges

https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-186-anything-goes-with.html
https://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/43-clean-and-simple_10.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/05/winners-post-anything-goes-with-team-lou.html



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Saturday, 2 May 2020

Black and White at Crafty Calendar









This month at The Crafty Calendar Challenge, we are sponsored by Oddball Art and our  theme is "Black and White "












I didn't think I was going to manage a card this month as I had acute back pain and had to lie flat for a few weeks. Thanks to help from hubby I managed using my Kindle Fire to design my card which he printed for me.

Many thanks to all who sent best wishes for a speedy recovery and to my followers who take the time to leave a comment I appreciate and read each one.







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