Saturday, 25 October 2014

My Time To Craft 'Hobbies' Challenge

Good morning all I hope you are all well and busily crafting away for Christmas. I certainly need to make some more Christmas cards but I also have 4 birthdays to come before that and still have those cards to make yet. 

This week at My Time To Craft we are looking for cards or projects that feature 'Hobbies', the only thing I could think of that I had an image for was fishing so I tried to look outside of the box and came up with 'Art' as it is something we as paper crafter's do in some form or another and so that is where I went with it. I used this image from Sugar Nellie which I have had for absolutely ages and I only used once I believe, that is really bad isn't it.   

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Papermania 'Happy Days'
Sentiment - Unknown Came In A Grab Bag

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Earth Yellow, Champagne & Linen
Easel - Cinnamon, Tan, March Hare & 95
Jumper & Socks - Spice, Honeycomb, Apricot
Trousers - Apple & 47
Paint - Soft Lime, 67 & 15

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

That's all from me for today, see you again soon.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

My Time To Craft 'Tag It' Challenge

Good morning ladies. I can't believe it is Saturday already where did that week go, the weeks seem to be running away and before we know it it will be Christmas already.

We have had a super busy week and feel like nothing has got done, we only had Harley one day this week but have had to go to collect the children from school a couple of days. I say we but really I mean David lol. 

Talking of David he brought me a lovely present this week, he surprised me with the other 4 sets of Spectrum Noir pencils so I now have the complete set. They were supposed to be for Christmas but he is worse than a child and just cannot keep a secret, hence I have got them now lol. 

I was also super surprised to see my youngest son Jake this week who I have not seen for nearly 2 years after he moved away from home and I couldn't get to, to see him. He is now back for good and will hopefully be staying in Lincolnshire.

 Well after all my trials for the week I am here to bring you another challenge for My Time To Craft which this week is 'Tag It' so make any kind of tag. I made my tag to go with the card I made last week but I forgot to photograph the back side of it, so will do it in the morning and add then. I cut the tag on my Silhouette Cameo and added the same image as my card for the front of it, on the back I did the top part the same, then added a white section in the middle for a message and a patterned strip across the bottom. I tried to line up the Merry Christmas words so they were visible. 

Card Stock - Bazzill Bling
Designer Papers - Papermania 'At Christmas'
Ribbon & Twine - Scraps Box

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Santa Reds - Burgundy, Red Sweater, Cardinal Red, 95 &117
Greys - Cool Grey 5,3, 1, 120 & 119
Bell - Sleigh Bell, Gold & 15
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Tree - Holly, Pine, 47 & 58 

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
The Kraftyhands - Tagtastic 31/10
Christmas All Year Long - Anything Goes 24/10
Polkadoodles - Christmas Fun 01/11

That's all from me, see you all soon and keep crafting.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

My Time To Craft 'Santa' Challenge

Good evening all I am sorry this post should have been up this morning but I was out enjoying myself at a Molly Bloom workshop day with Clare Rowlands and what a brilliant day it was.

Anyhow here I am with my card for the My Time To Craft challenge where we want to see your 'Santa's'. A nice easy challenge for this time of year and I went with my first ever purchased Santa. It is a retired Sugar Nellie stamp but still one of my favourites. I teamed it with papers from a last year's Papermania pad called At Christmas. I cut the tag on my Silhouette and used Bazzill Bling card stock for an extra bit of bling.

Supplies:-
 6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill Bling
Designer Papers - Papermania 'At Christmas'
Medium - Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils
Sentiment - Studio G
Ribbon & Twine - Scraps Box

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Pencils Used:-
Santa Reds - Burgundy, Red Sweater, Cardinal Red, 95 &117
Greys - Cool Grey 5,3, 1, 120 & 119
Bell - Sleigh Bell, Gold & 15
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Tree - Holly, Pine, 47 & 58 

Challenges I want to enter this into:-
Little Claire - Christmas 07/11
Delicious Doodles - Christmas In October 17/10
Sister Act - Anything Goes 17/10
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes 24/10

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to seeing all your Santa's.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

My Time To Craft 'Die Cuts Only' Challenge

Hello again it is lovely to be here on this lovely sunny day, it really doesn't feel like October does it?

So this week at My Time To Craft we are using 'Die Cuts Only', that means no image but of course you can use sentiments. I ended up making two cards, the first one I like but there was just something about that I didn't. I am not sure if it is because it would not lay flat and so I couldn't get a decent photograph but hey ho that is on my maybe pile lol. This was a whole card kit from the Silhouette Store designed by Daniela Angelova and went together so easily, these would be perfect for mass producing. The brown card stock has a lovely gold shimmer to it and it is a really good weight for using as a card base.

Supplies:-
Card Stock - Limetree Crafts


The second card was one I saw in the Silhouette Store and immediately thought I could have fun with that, it was designed by Alaa K. I cut is out of white card stock and then went to town with broken china distress ink. The trunk was just cut from a scrap of red card and a little bow on the top finished it off. Another card that would be quick to make in the masses and just think of the fun you could have colouring the sections in lots of colours.

Supplies:-
5x7" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy
White Card - Limetree Crafts
Red Card - Bazzill
Ink - Distress Ink by Ranger in 'Broken China'
Ribbon - Odds Box
Sentiment - Jayne Nestorenko

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Anything Goes With A Twist - Anything Goes 10/10
Polkadoodles - Anything But Square 17/10
That's Crafty - Keep It Simple 17/10
Winter Wonderland - Red & Blue 09/10


Crafty Calendar 'Recipe' Challenge

Good morning I have scheduled this post so I really hope it is working for me. 

 This month at Cafty Calendar Challenges we are 'Playing Bingo', you need to choose three items from the board on the challenge blog found HERE and away you go. I chose Sentiment, Sparkle & Heat Embossing and boy I wish I hadn't, it is so so hard to make them show up hence the different photo's! 

We have the lovely Robyn's Fetish sponsoring us this month and were given some image to play with I chose Paul Penguin Sleighing. Now this is the first time I have coloured an image totally in Spectrum Noir pencils and not sure if I like it or not, I think it is the fact that the colours look dull that I can't get around. I cut some tree's on my Cameo and then added fluffy stuff snow to them. I stamped my sentiment with Versamark Ink and covered it in black holographic embossing powder before heating and it really does sparkle you just can't see it lol. I also spray the whole card with Crafter's Companion Silver Spray & Sparkle which again you can't really see. I have decoupaged the image once and then the beak and feet again.

Supplies:-
6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amys
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Not known, came on a sheet with lots of images from a craft show


 Can you see that sparkle on this angle I sure hope so!

Here is that heat embossing and the beautifully sparkly sentiment!

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Anything Goes With A Twist - Anything Goes 10/10
Patties Creations - Embossing 16/10
Sister Act - Anything Goes