Tuesday, 30 September 2014

It's a Winner

Kiss-Mas Penguins

I won a challenge over at Christmas Stamping all Year Long with these super cute penguins

A big thank you for choosing me & to Bugaboo Stamps for my prize of 7 digi's 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

No Design Papers

It's time for another challenge.......

over at 

Challenge #79's theme is No Design Papers

we had some lovely images to work with by our sponsor Art by Miran, 

I chose the image 'Autumns Memoirs'

I coloured her with my +Spectrum Noirs:

Hair - CR10, CR11, EB3,DR5, DR7, EB6
Skin - TN1, FS&, FS6
Denimn - TB1, TB2, TB4
yellow - CT1,CT3, LY2

That was the easy part, now I had to decide how to use plain papers & come up with an interesting layout, so I used +Serif and printed out some plain background papers in autumn colours. Taking the colours from the autumn leaves I had chosen to use.

I ran the yellow paper through an embossing folder to give added texture to the plain paper

I used enamelling magic by Debbi Moore Designs on the leaves to give them a lovely shine, then added them to a piece of acetate along with my sentiment and attached to the front of the card to add an extra dimension.

If you know me by now you will now that
 I think the inside should be as lovely as the front

And Taaah Daaah!

finished card:

I think by adding the leaves to the acetate it looks like they are falling.

I have entered this card into the following Challenges:

Crafty Girls Challenge - Challenge #27 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge - Challenge #50 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Sept 23 - Sept 30 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Sept Challenge 'Autumnal Colours'
Outlawz Challenges CAS - Clean & Simple Sunday Theme 'Fall'

Thank You for stopping by

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Happy (nearly) 60th


Well its my husbands birthday tomorrow, he's 

59 !!!!!

one off the big 60, so I decided to make him a 'Happy (nearly) 60th card to remind him what's coming up next year! so I got this image from stitch bear stamps, and this is what I did with it:

I couldn't resist this sentiment for the inside

My finished card, with fabulous papers from 'my paper stack'

I am entering this card into the following challenegs

Crafty Girls Challenges - anything goes #27
Creative Fingers Challenge - anything goes #49
Through the craft room door - anything goes sept 23 - 30th
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Challenge #19 Roll out the red
Outlawz Challenges - Sunday CAS Challenge, movie week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Christmas Come Early

 Happy Sunday Morning!

It's time for a new Crafting When we Can Challenge and the theme is Christmas come early, 
we had images from Inky Impressions to play with and I chose these super cute Merry Kiss-mas Penguins, and this is what I did with it.

I used the following Spectrum Noirs - 

Body - IG1, IG2, IG4
Face - FS2 + blender
Jacket/Dress - TB1, TB2, TB3. HB1, HB2, HB3
Feet/Beaks - GB1, GB3

I chose these colours as I had some fabulous papers from Pink Gem Designs that I was itching to use, and instead of a card I decided to make one of my favourite boxes incorporating an easel card.

You can find a fabulous tutorial for this box card here.
Joani has done a fabulous tutorial with very clear instructions that is easy to follow, so I'm not even going to attempt my own!

I have made a matching box for this easel box card, I use a simple formula when making a box:
size + depth + depth = base
size + depth + depth + 1/8" = lid

I made my box 4 1/2" square, using my formula I cut my card 7 1/2" x 7 1/2", then scored * 1 1/2" on all four sides to make the base of my box, Then for the lid I cut my card 7 5/8" x 7 5/8" and scored the same *1 1/2" on all four sides.

 * if you want a deeper box add accordingly to formula at this point.

I've decorated my box and added a wrap with matching bow and gift tag.

and Taaah Daaah - finished project.

I've entered my project into the following challenges,

Crafty Girls Challenge - anything goes #26
Fussy & Fancy - Challenge 122 -  more than one fold
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Silent Night #194
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Challenge #27 Non Card Project
Digitally Sweet Challenge - #105 Charming
Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like it.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Challenge Winner

I Won a challenge over at Outlawz Challenges !!!!! 
with this card

I am over the moon to win with this card as I love this image by +Sherri Baldy MyBesties 

Thank You

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Keeping it Simple

Hi Happy Tuesday to You All

For something different I was challenged to make a card without using any gadgets or gizmos just card & paper. After initial panic {{{{!!!!}}}} I actually really enjoyed it.


I used a piece of black card and 1 Yellow, (my favourite colour)  free papers from Making Cards Magazine 
glitter, ribbon & glue.

Sometimes simplicity works really well.

These flowers are so pretty so I just added some glitter

& a couple of sentiments.

I hope you like it as much as I do

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant -  Inspirational Challenge TPE 267
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes #47
Imagination Crafts  - September Challenge Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes #26
Outlawz CAS Sunday Challenge - Favourite Colours

Thanks For Stopping By X

Monday, 8 September 2014

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