Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Clean and Simple

Are you one of those people that have boxes of stamps in your craft room? One of my boxes is filled with Crafty Individuals stamps! This was one of the first companies that I began to stamp with way back when.

The September challenge is Clean and Simple, so I decided to join in the challenge with this card.

I used the ......stamp to create the base image before stamping it again onto red card and paper piecing the hearts. I then added the sentiment with a set of alphabet stamps from my stash.

Clean and Simple!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Craft Artist Guru Returns!

And that's not me, but the lovely Michelle Jackson Mogford ! Known for her expertise and quirky style Michelle has produced some stunning new digital kits for Serif CraftArtist.

I was honoured to be asked to create some samples with the new kits and now after lots of secret squirrel emails I can finally share the results.

The kits are : La Senora Mexican, Sunflowers and Stars, Bizarre and Fantastic, Lilies and Light and are available on the Daisytrail website.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Make Your Mark

Another week and another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This week the challenge is Make Your Mark.  Your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

The Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers who are giving away a $15 gift voucher.

For my card I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints to create the background. They make a beautiful wash of colour. The stamps I used are from HunkyDory. I stamped them with archival black ink. I have also highlighted some areas with a white gel pen, but not sure you can see that in the photo.

I hope you will come over and join in the challenge too! 

Friday, 9 September 2016

Enjoy The Journey

We are now into our September Challenge at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with a Die. As usual its anything - as long as it has a die!!

For my project I used a Creatives die set from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine, using my Sizzix machine. The accessories I stamped and coloured with markers and the bunting I stamped a stamp onto patterned paper.

So dust off those dies and join us!

Challenges I am entering:
Lets Craft and Create - Spots / stripes

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Inspired By A Photo

The next challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More is to produce a piece of work inspired by this photo :

Our sponsor for this challenge is :

For my card I created a background on watercolour card using imk sprays and Distress Inks. Using a stencil I marked circles with an Embossing Pen before adding WOW! Embossing Gold Powder.
The butterflies were stamped onto watercolour card and then coloured with Distress Crayons. I sprayed them with Glimmer Angels Gloss spray to merge the colours. The sentiment is from an early edition of Craft Stamper Magazine.

I hope my card and that of the other designers at Addicted to Stamps and More have inspired you to have a go too!

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
WOW! Embossing Powder - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Take A Stamp

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town

So that was summer - school holidays are over and I always feel quite nostalgic that its another year nearly gone.

What better way to cheer myself up then some Christmas crafting!

The Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge this month is :

I chose to use this stamp by Crafty Individuals for this which is  - Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

I stamped the image and coloured it using Spectrum Noir pencils. I used Distress Inks to age the panel. I stamped the holly leaves again using Distress Inks and water to pull out the colour.

Here are some song titles to inspire you!

White Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Santa Claus is coming to Town
Jingle Bell Rock
Deck the Halls
All I want for Christmas is You
Winter Wonderland
Joy to the World
Frosty the Snowman
Silver Bells

We always love to see your creations and there is a prize too!

Other challenges I am entering :
12 Months of Christmas - Anything Goes / Nature of Christmas

Monday, 29 August 2016

Happy Holidays

I think my mojo must have taken a holiday this week, as I have made my card for this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More so many times!  The theme is HOLIDAY and can be any holiday theme. So in the end I went with this little Easter card.

Its a simple little card I made by using the stamp and colouring with Pastel Promarkers. I added a little button, flowers and ribbon to decorate.

Do come and join us - there is a $15 voucher from Happy Little Stampers up for grabs!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

I'm an Addict!!

Of the crafting kind I hasten to add!! I was honoured to be asked to join the Addicted to Stamps and More Design Team.

For my first challenge it is Anything Goes and is sponsored by A Day For Daisies.

The prize is a $12.00 gift certificate for the store so don't forget to join us!

I have been dying to create a card like this, so here is the end result.

I used Gelatos (on sale at Hobbycraft this week!) to create the background, using water and watercolour card. The sentiment was diecut using my Cricut machine. Simple but I really like this style.

I look forward to seeing your creations!

Paper Creator's Crafts - Keep it Simple
In The Pink - Anything Goes

Monday, 8 August 2016

Anything Goes with a Die

As its supposed to be summer here in the UK I decided to make a tropical themed card for this month's Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With A Die.  Unfortunately the weather is anything but tropical with rain and wind!

For my card I used a flamingo die that came with one of my craft magazines. I die cut them from card and coloured them with Promarkers. I diecut a circle in the centre of the card and backed it with acetate, before using a background paper inside too.

The flowers are from a set by Creative Stamping magazine. I stamped and coloured them with Promarkers and a gold pen. The leaves were diecut with my Cricut machine.

Unfortunately the picture shows a mark on the acetate which was a bit disappointing, but otherwise I love this card!

Don't forget to join us at the challenge!

Challenges I am entering :
Passion For Promarkers - Square Card
Country View Crafts - Hot Summer Days

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Its Snowing at Happy Little Stampers

Yes you heard right! - this month at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge we want to see SNOWFLAKES.

This is the card I have created for the challenge :

I used a free stamp from one of my craft magazines to stamp the snowflakes. I used a Versamark inkpad on kraft card and then embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder Super Fine White. This is a great powder as it captures the detail.  To finish I wrapped bakers twine around the card and hung a silver snowflake charm from it. The sentiment I stamped and then die cut on my Sizzix Big Shot.

I hope you like it - it made me feel quite Christmassy making this!!

I can't wait to see your snowflake inspired designs too.

Other challenges I am entering:
Sweet Stamping Christmas - Anything Christmas
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
WOW Embossing Powder - Anything Goes

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!