Friday, 9 December 2016

Anything Goes With A Die

We've reached the final month of 2016 at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With a Die Challenge. Of course I had to make a Christmas card as its nearly the last chance before I pack away the Christmas crafting stash.

I used a Die-namites die for the wreath adding gems and gingham ribbon. With all the festive preparations to get on with it had to be something quick and simple!

I hope you will join us for this end of year challenge and may I take this chance to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Challenges I am entering with my card:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Holiday Challenge
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Dies R Us Challenge - Christmas

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Beginning to Feel Like Christmas

We are experiencing a cold snap here in the South of England although no snow as yet. So I have been busy in the craft room where its warm and cosy.

At Addicted to Stamps and More this week the challenge is Make Your Mark - which can be anything as long as you use pens, paints, pencils etc.

This is my card for the Design Team

I used a stamp set from and Promarkers to colour the image of the couple in the snow. The holly leaves were from the same set and I cut them out and used foam to give some dimension. I used my Cricut machine to cut the sentiment.  

It makes me feel very festive this scene! Looking forward to seeing your take on this week's challenge!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

New stamps from Little Claire Designs

Just recently the hedgehog was nominated as Britain's favourite animal so it was a delight when I was asked to make some card samples for LC Designs using these fabulous new stamps.

Pop over to their page for more new products and ideas.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Photo Inspired Tag

So in less than 6 weeks it will be Christmas! I am so busy with cardmaking my craft room looks like Santa's grotto, although I hope he is better organised than me!

At Addicted to Stamps and More this week it is Photo Inspiration week.

So here is my take on the photo

I used a die cut tag as the base which I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. The stamp was from a recent magazine and I coloured it using Promarkers and a gold pen. I cut the poinsettias and sparkling gold accents using a die. Its quite different for me but I actually love it!

So what will you be inspired to make????

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

November Anything Goes With A Die

Brr! Its getting cold here on the South Coast of England. So I was inspired to make this frosty winter forest scene.

I used a die from my stash to create this and paper pieced some of the elements.

Don't forget to come and add your creations to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With A Die for a chance to win!

Challenges I am entering:
Critters and Creatures - Anything Goes

Friday, 4 November 2016

Watercolour Christmas

At Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge this month the theme is Watercolour.

I had a dig around in my stash and found some water soluble crayons to use for the watercolouring effect.

I used a stamp set which came free with one of my craft magazines. The ink I used was a black Perfect Medium which I then added Ebony WOW! Embossing Powder on top.

I hope you will pop over and share your creations with us!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Holiday Time!

With Halloween out the way its time to start thinking about the Christmas holidays (although we still have a week of half term left!)

At Addicted To Stamps and More the theme is Holiday of any sort - Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving - its up to you.

The sponsor is Sami Stamps who are offering a $12 certificate as the prize!

I was inspired by watching on Card -i-o on Create and Craft to make this stamp using a very old set of stamps that I had.

If you are not familiar with their stamps they are individual peg stamps which you use to build up the picture. For my wreath I used Distress Inks for different elements of the picture.

I do hope you will come and join in the challenge - its a perfect excuse to make some Christmas cards!

Other challenges I am entering:

Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a handmade bow
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
CAS on Sunday - CAS Flowers

Monday, 24 October 2016

Christmas Card Maker Of 2016!!

I can't contain my excitement any longer...............I won! The competition was organised by Papercrafter Magazine. I got the news a couple of weeks ago but had to keep it a secret!

I was so excited when the £500 of Tattered Lace prizes AND a Sizzix Express machine was delivered to my door!

This is the card I entered 

I used a beautiful digital stamp from Lili of The Valley. For the instructions and full article see this month's edition of PaperCrafter Magazine.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Autumn Leaves

Its the turn of Team A at Addicted to Stamps and More this week to set the challenge. Its an easy one - ANYTHING GOES!

As we are well into Autumn now I decided to make a card titled "Autumn Blessings"

I used a stamp set from Crafters Companion to stamp the leaves using Distress Ink colours. I used a water brush to draw out the colour. Using a foam applicator I applied Distress Ink colours to the edge of the card.  I wrapped ribbon around the card before applying the stamped and die cut sentiment. Finally I mounted the finished piece onto a kraft card blank.

I hope you can come over and join in!

I am entering the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts - Autumn Colours
Lets Craft and Create - Fall / Halloween

Saturday, 8 October 2016

To Die For!

I have said it lots of times but I LOVE Halloween! I love the season with its colours, warming food and ghost stories too.

So for October's Anything Goes With A Die Challenge it had to be a Halloween card.

I used my Cricut Explore to cut the images and Black Distress Ink and a branch stencil to add detail.

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Halloween

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!