Saturday, 20 September 2014

My Time To Craft 'Fantasy' Challenge

Good evening all. It is lovely to be here and all posts should be on time now as our internet is up to speed, I still can't get much signal in my room but hopefully the new booster which is on it's way will sort that. 

Anyhow this week at My Time To Craft we are all challenged with 'Fantasy' and I knew what I was going to make as soon as I saw the challenge. I had seen this clam shell card in the Silhouette store and had wondered how I could use it and this was the perfect time. I haven't made it for anyone in particular but just loved making it. 

I started by colouring a Sweetpea Stamp by Elisabeth Bell called 'Glimmer'. Once coloured I decided to add clear holographic embossing powder to her tail for a bit of sparkle, it really does shimmer but I could not get it to show up however you can see how it shows up on the 'splash' word below.  I next cut my card elements to match the size of my image and it turned out to be about 5"x7". As I said I added embossing powder to the 'splash' word and also the 'make' and 'a' but again those are not very clear. This is my first pop up card and it was so easy to make,  I added a photo to try and show the folds but it was not easy. All the bubbles have glossy accents on them too.

The shell closed up.

Opened Up.

A close up where you can see the shimmer a bit better.

Side view.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes 26/09
Craft For The Craic - Something With Circles 30/09
The Crafter's Cafe - Water Related 24/09
Hambo Hoedown - Kids Inspire Us 01/10
Hobbybook Designer - Embossing 01/10
Little Red Wagon - Shaped Cards
Penny's Paper - Embossing 24/09
Allsorts - Based On A Film (The Little Mermaid) 26/09

That's all for today, I will be back tomorrow with a card that I have just noticed should of posted last week but didn't get here.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Crafty Calendar 'Leaves & Lace' Challenge

Good afternoon all, it is lovely to be here again today! As I said yesterday this post should have gone live on the 6th but didn't and as you still have time to play I thought I would add it now.

The challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge is 'Leaves and Lace', we have a great sponsor in Art By Miran who generously gave us some images to play with and I used this one called 'Poinsettia'. When I first saw the image I thought I would really struggle colouring it in but in truth I actually loved colouring it. This was the first image that I used the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils on after colouring with Promarkers and Flexmarkers first.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Silent Night'
Die Cut - Poinsettia Corner Flourish #52922 by Jennifer Wambach
Lace & Ribbon - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafting When We Can - Christmas Comes Early 27/09
Fussy And Fancy - Red 03/10

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Silhouette Challenges #17 "3D Fall

Good morning everyone.

It's the time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges.

It feels like forever since I posted here but it is only a couple of weeks. We are finally all moved and settling into our new home, it has been a stressful couple of weeks but I am really happy to have a craft room again even if it is smaller than I had before.

Anyhow onto business, this month at Silhouette Challenges we are challenging you to make something that is 3d and fall themed

My grandchildren had asked me to make a Halloween countdown, they are a bit like an advent calendar you would have at Christmas but ghostly instead lol. I have now made what is going to be the background of it, there will be a coffin in front of this and inside it will be cryptic clues letting them know where to find the treat (The coffin will be shown soon). As they are only allowed sweet treats on a Friday the other days will contain non edible treats and messages.

I used numerous files for this but they are svg files that I amassed in my Cricut days. If I find the owner I will edit and give credit.

This is it all opened up, it stands about 10" tall and 18" wide.

It all folds together for easy storing.

Here is a close up of it. 
Card Stock - Lidl
Die Cut Files - Unknown they were svg files that I amassed years ago when I had a cricut machine and didn't keep who they belonged to. If I find whose they were I will edit.
Embossing - Cuttlebug Houndstooth & Woodgrain.
Ink - Ranger Distress Inks

Challenge Info. 
Hop on over and link up today.
Ch# 17 "3D Fall" (no cards)
Begins: Monday, September 1
Ends: Tuesday, September 30

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Head on over to see what the DT has created for you inspiration and link up today.
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Monday, 25 August 2014

Elisabeth Bell's World August Challenge 'Pretty In Pink'

Good morning all, hopefully blogger is playing ball and you are reading this post. By now we should be all moved, unpacked and waiting for our telephone and internet to be put on in three days time. Let's see if it really happened that way lol.

I was lucky enough to win the July challenge over at Elisabeth Bell World and would like to thank them for my lovely digi images I won as well to say a big thank you to Sebrina who also donated a prize which was wonderful. 

As most of you know I am a huge Elisabeth Bell fan and so just couldn't pass up the offer of my being their guest designer this month. The challenge is 'Pretty In Pink' so all things girlie. I made this card for my daughter who turns 25 at the end of this month. She used to be the most girlie girl you would ever meet until she fell in love with her now husband and they took up all kinds of outdoor pursuits. I used this image as it reminded me of when she was young and would sit on her swing and let her brothers all take it in turns to push her so she didn't have to do any work lol.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Papers - Prima ??? I knew I should have wrote a list before packing everything!!
Medium - Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils
Sentiment - 
Ribbons & Ribbon Slider - Stash
Pearls - Home Bargains

Colours Used:-
Oops it has been packed!!

Sorry the info is a little vague.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

My Time To Craft 'Hair' Challenge

Good afternoon all, wow it is busy, busy, busy here at the moment. We are moving house on Wednesday so the packing is well under way, to the point we are either moving a box to get to something else or falling over them lol.

Ok so the challenge over at My Time To Craft has been 'Unusual Coloured Hair' for the last week and you still have until Friday to enter. I hadn't realised this post hadn't post until today so here it is for this week's inspiration!!

I chose to make this card which opens out from the image but can't remember the name of it. Not sure what happened to the colours in this photo but they are not looking too good on my computer lol. 

Card Stock -Lidl
Music Sheet - Stash
Ribbon - Stash

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink, Cerise & Pink Carnation
Trousers - Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink & Pink Carnation
Top - Ice Greys 1, 2 & 3
Trainers - Shocking Pink, Frosted Pink Pink Carnation
Guitar - Ive Greys 1 - 5 & Cinnamon

That is all from me for now, see you all soon.