Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Getting Ready for Christmas

At Crafting By Designs its that time of the month when once again we invite you to Get Ready for Christmas.

Our sponsor this week is Beccy's Place

I chose to use The Christmas Star Cottage digital stamp.

I used Promarkers to colour in the cottage and glitter on the star. I die cut the image using a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die. To finish I added the ribbon, sentiment and floral embellishments. 

Its the perfect excuse to get those cards ready for Christmas and join in our challenge at the same time!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Flowers and Lace

Are your ready for another challenge? This week at Crafting By Designs we are looking for projects that use Flowers and / or Lace.

Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine

I decided not to use a digital image this time but to do something a bit different - embossing onto dark card.

I used a stamp from the Folk Floral range by Docrafts. I stamped it with Perfect Medium before using White Super Fine Embossing Powder by WOW!Embossing Powder.

I had run out of stick on pearls so I used Liquid Pearls to create mine. 

The piece was mounted onto white then a blue card. I then die cut some flourishes in white card to decorate the corners.  

I have to say I was so pleased with this and hope mine and the rest of the Design Team provides some inspiration for your projects.

Come and join in!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

WOW Embossing Powder - Anything Goes with Embossing Powder
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes with a Stamp

Friday, 8 July 2016

Anything Goes with a Die

Where does the year go? I am already on my second challenge at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With a Die.

We have had the most amazing amount of entries so I can't wait to see what you come up with this month.

Here is my Design Team Card, perfect as the end of term is in sight!

I used the Clearly Besotted Stamp Set Apple A Day and matching die. The stamping was done using Distress Ink.

I know what to send to my son's teachers this year!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Punches or Dies

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Black and White at Crafting By Designs

This week at Crafting By Designs we are looking for black and white creations.  Our sponsors our :

The prize is a choice of three digi stamps.

I chose to use the Garden Fairy for my card.

I printed the image onto card and used a fineliner to give it a zentangled look. The flowers were made using an XCUT die with black and white paper.  The sentiment was stamped and diecut before being edged in Black Soot Distress ink. To make the card stand out I edged the whole piece with the Distress Ink before mounting onto card.

I hope to see all your creations too!

I am entering the following challenges:

Get Creative Challenges - Black and White
Crafters Cafe - Things with wings

Monday, 4 July 2016


Many of you may know I recently became a Design Team Member at Happy Little Stampers (HLS)for their Anything Goes With a Die challenges. So I was very excited to also receive a place on the HLS Christmas Challenge Design Team too!

For my first challenge for July I have created this card. The theme is GOLD.

I diecut three baubles from gold mirri card and glitter adhesive paper. The dies I used are from Crafters Companion and Marianne Creatables.

I attached the baubles and then hung them with gold sparkly ribbon.

The sentiment was heat embossed using WOW! Gold Detail Embossing powder and mounted onto mirri card.

I believe its never too early to think about Christmas crafting so pop over to the challenge for some inspiration and to enter your own creation!

Challenges I am entering are :
Ike's World - Christmas in July
Inky Chicks - Christmas in Summer

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Anything Goes at Crafting By Design

I can't believe we are at the start of another month - July!  Again our monthly challenge at Crafting By Designs is Anything Goes.

Our sponsors this month our A Day for Daisies and Ike's Art

For my card I chose to work with the digital stamp Talking To the Moon from A Day for Daisies.

I really like Zentangle work and decided to base my design on that. It is very relaxing to doodle!
I added diecuts, flowers and gems to finish.

Do come and join in. We have some fabulous projects from the Design Team this month.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Fairies and Fantasy

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Use Your Designer Papers

At Crafting By Designs this week we are asking you to use 3 Designer Papers for the challenge. Our sponsor for this is QKR Stampede

I chose the hanging angel digital stamp to create my card.

I used digital papers printed from CraftArtist. The image was coloured using Promarkers. I added a diecut stamped sentiment, ribbon and a button to finish.

There are lots of great products over at QKR Stampede so do pop over and have a look.

We look forward to seeing your creations at Crafting By Designs. Good Luck!

I am entering the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas - Cute or Anything Christmas
PolkaDoodles - Use a Die Cut

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Pretty in Purple

I haven't had chance to play with some of newer stamps for ages. So this weekend I got out my Penny Black "Patisserie"set and watercolour pens.

If you are using water and ink make sure you use an archive ink pad so that the ink doesn't run when water is added. 

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - Hand Coloured Image

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Mr Bear

Here in the UK, it is Father's Day on June    In honour of Dads, Grandads everywhere I made this card for my Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with a Die design inspiration.

I used the Sizzix Die Loving Bear to create this using brown card and a pearlised gold for the frame. The background and sentiment were created using Serif Craft Artist.

Make sure you pop over to HLS Anything Goes with a Die to join in with the June challenge. There is a prize!

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Crazy for Challenges - Make it Masculin
Craft for the Craic - Masculine

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs

I can't believe we are already halfway through the year and into June. This week at Crafting By Designs the theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsor for the challenge is

I chose to make a simple card as time is a bit short with it being half term holidays. I used the Spring Block digital stamp to create this

Don't forget to join in. Our design team love to come and visit your pages!

Challenges I am entering:

Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!