Friday, 19 August 2016

Art by Miran Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning Crafters well today Im posting a Card I created for the facebook ArtbyMiran Challenge and as a regular entrant I am able to claim a free image each time I take part and this time we were given this young lady


I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I cut her own with my Nestabilitie retangle die and a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of blue card and the papers are from Pink and Blue papers from ArtbyMiran and I have used four of the papers and layered them up as shown in the photo, I have used a Martha Stewart border punch on three of them papers and laid them down the card and on top I have used a ribbon around and attached it to the back of the first mount.
I then placed my mounted image towards the left and the sentiment is also from the same paper set and mounted it on a piece of left over blue card. To finish of I created a bow and stuck it in the top right hand corner.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
https://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.co.uk/
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/
http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.co.uk/
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/
 

Monday, 1 August 2016

Crazy Hazelnuts Pattern Paper Challenge - August

Good Morning Crafters, well over on Crazy Hazelnuts Pattern Paper Challenge we have of course now reached a brand new month which means a brand new Challenge, so I do hope you will join us.
And for my Card


I used some of the beautiful John Lockwood stamps


And find that Craftasmic has a fabulous choice and a competitive prices for this stamp set so do pay and visit and see the rest of the stamps that go with it.
And I have used the small stamp on the right to create my own background and then layered this onto a piece of blue card for the first stage. I then stamps the corner stamp onto another piece of white card and created with the scroll stamps the rest of the design as shown in the photo. I also stamped the single flowers on a separate piece of card and coloured them, afterwards I cut them out and moulded them and stuck them on top of the scrolled flower corner to give them form.
I then used the Cosmic Shimmer Pixie powders to colour it, afterwards I then layered his up onto another piece of the same blue card and then placed in the middle of my background.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Crazy Hazelnuts Pattern Paper Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this August Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-38.html 
http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge 
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://destempelwinkelstampers.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Friday, 1 July 2016

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - July

Good Morning Crafters I ball at the Idea of calling you Nutters are Hazels name, but here we are into the July can you believe we are now starting to go into the second half of the year, although I love the summer I really dont like going into the later half of the year but I suppose we just have to accept the inevitable so here is my card for July I hope you like it.


As you can no doubt tell I love to create my own background and my most favourite design of stamps are made by Justrite and this is a design I pinched from John Lockwood and I think it makes a really beautiful card. You will find you can get hold of this dies and stamps from several of the online shops but my own choice for good value is Craftsamic Craft Store in Taunton and I find their prices are really good, here are the stamps and dies I have used.


I created the background with the stamps in the middle set, then a topper with the top set, I also stamped out the single flower stamp three times and cut them out with the die from the bottom set.
As you can see its also backed with a dark blue card and dark blue ribbon which was wrapped around the topper in the middle.
I do hope you like my card and that you will now pay a visit to the Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this months Patterned Paper Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://digitaldelightsbyloubylootips.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Friday, 17 June 2016

A Card for the Facebook ArtbyMiran Challenge

Good Morning Crafters on a wet and chilly Friday Morning, well it looks as if we have had our Summer doesnt it, I have a Christening to go next weekend so Im keeping my fingers crossed that it will improve or its not going to be very pleasant sailing along the broads afterwards for the party. Anyway I thought my card today might cheer me and you up, its the latest Progressive Image from ArtbyMiran and I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used my Sue Wilson dies to cut her out and a larger one for the mount out of pink card. The sentiment is also from the same design set as the papers.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of pink card the papers are also from ArtbyMiran this set is called "Pink and Blue" and I have used several of the papers and the second and third layers I have used a Martha Steward border punch on them and layered them up as shown in the photo, I then wrapped a bright pink rib
bon around the card and attached it to the back of the first mount.
Then on top I layered the last of my layers and popped the image and a jaunty angle and the sentiment at the bottom on the left. I then decided to use the last two papers from the design set and a Daily Bread Daisy die and used three different sizes and layered them up as shown and a pearl was positioned in the center.
This Card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

A Christmas Card for Facebooks Sunday with Santa Challenge


This weeks theme for Sundays with Santa was all about "Sports" and this was the card I created for it, its Tilda out with her Ski's ready to take to the piste. I stamped her onto white card then  used my copic pens to colour and I then used a square die to cut her out and used a fancy one for the mount out of blue card and before I actually stuck it to the mount I used my sakura glue pen and fine glitter to create the feel of snow. The sentiment was created in the same way as the Image and mounted on a smaller die from the same die set.
The base card is a 6.75"x 6.75" white card and the first mount out of blue card the paper is from the Phil Martins paper pack and I have used a piece of the same blue card and a Martha Stewart border punch to create the layer across the card.
I then placed my mounted image in the top left hand corner and the sentiment was placed in the bottom right hand corner.
To finish of I have used some glitter drop along the punched piece of card.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/
http://marvelousmagnoliachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://our-crafty-corner.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://wheretheheartischallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenges

Good Morning Crafters well we have reached another new month and of course over on Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge Blogspot we want to see your cards with Patterned Paper backing papers please and here is the card I created for this months Challenge, hope you like the result Im quite please with it.


This image is a stamp which has been stamped onto a piece of white card and then cut out with the dies that come with the vase and flowers. I then coloured the peonies with my copic pens, I had actually stamped this 6 times and the flower dies come with a main die and a section of the flower which you then decoupage up creating a fuller flower.
The base card is a 7" x 6" white card and this was then stamped with a smaller stamp from the same stamp and die set from Justrite stamps as you can see from the photos below. You will find these at
Craftasmic Craft Store


I then a red mount under each of the stamped out layers to give it more definition, the sentiment in the center of the vase is stamped with the vase itself so it fits exactly in the middle of it.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for this months Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/ 
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Monday, 16 May 2016

A Card for the ArtbyMiran Facebook Challenge

Good Morning Crafters I know I dont post many posts these days I do find that I seem to have lots to do running my other blog but as I had already made this card for this months progressive Challenge over on Facebook I thought I would treat you to seeing it as well.
This image is the one they give you free if you have taken part in last months progressive Challenge and I printed her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens. I then cut her out using the Justrite dies and used the larger one for the mount out of pink card. I always ink around the edges before removing the die to give it more body or it looks rather lost if you leave it all white. The sentiment was stamped and for this one I used for the smaller die a Sue Wilson Noble die and for the mount the circle die from Justrite.
I do love Justrite stamps and Dies also Sue Wilsons dies and stamps Im a bit of a horder of both so dont be surprised it you dont get to see me use them more.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first mount out of pink card the papers I used this time are also from ArtbyMiran and these are called "Happy Days" I printed three papers, the first is a pink background with hearts on, the second is a blue one and this one I have used border and corner dies from Martha stewart, the third is pink background with white spots and this was cut into a strip and mounted on a piece of pink card, then layered up as shown in the photo. I also used a heart doily which I tucked behind the mounted image.
I then placed my mounted image in the center with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. I have a confession to make I accidently bent the side of the heart doily when I turned it over to stick to the black base card and to try and anchor it down I used a bit of glue, unfortunately it looked so dark against the white I had to cover it up and I used a pink and blue organza ribbon to create the two bows and then placed a bow around the knot with the glitter drops from Tonic, I also used them in three of the corners. At least it covered up the black gluey mark.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.2creativechicks.com/
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.co.uk/
http://blog.dreamtimecraftsupplies.com.au/ 
http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/