Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Library Challenge - Watership Down

"Bright eyes...burning like fire..."
Ever since I chose Watership Down for The Library challenge , I've been annoying myself by singing the movie theme tune.

For my first card I stamped and silver embossed a 'moon' by The Ton  and stamped the rabbit (Personal Impressions) and sentiment (Pink Fresh)..and that was it! This card was inspired by the cover of the book.

I'd like to enter:
QKR Stampede  anything goes
Creative with Stamps  bunny
Dragonfly Journeys bunny 

For my second card, I just used the rabbit theme of the story to make a bunny band birthday card. (I actually gave it to my partner's step-father for his birthday) . The stamps are by My Favorite Things, coloured with markers.

I'd like to enter:
Cardz4Guyz  things with tails
Watercooler Challenges  occasions
Time Out  birthdays quote

I'd love you to come over to The Library and join in.
All together now ..."Ooo-oooh is it a dream?"

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Calm and Bright

It's snowing again!
In real-life and on my card.
The image and the sentiment are different Penny Black sets.  I coloured it with alcohol markers (with gel pen snow) and cut it in this shape because originally it was going to go into a snowdome. But I changed my mind.

I'd like to enter:
Christmas Blog  outdoor fun
Jingle Belles  music
Christmas at Sweet Stampin 
Holly and Ivy 

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

City Crafter - Is Anybunny There?

My turn to choose the challenge at City Crafter, and with Easter coming up I thought it's be nice to use rabbits (or just bunny ears) on our projects.

These rabbits are from a set by Heffy Doodle- I stamped them onto punched squares and coloured them with Promarkers. On the card base I added threes score lines , a sentiment (Neat and Tangled) and some Nuvo drops.

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge but please first go over to the blog and see wonderful projects  the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter:

Monday, 12 March 2018


Here I stamped and embossed a Penny Black stamp in copper on kraft, and selectively coloured it using Zig markers. I paper pieced her dress out of a scrap old scrapbooking paper. I added Nuvo glitter drops to her dress.

Rushing off to work now....have a great day!

I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  dress
Hiding in My Craft Room  scraps
Watercooler  feminine

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Grey Elephant

I do love circular stamps, of the kind that have open space in the middle. I got a new set from Winnie and Walter that has lots of them - I've used two here. The elephant is from a different Winnie and Walter set , the speech bubble is Craftwork Cards and the sentiment is (I think) Hero Arts. I spritzed the base card with Cosmic Shimmer spray.

I'd like to enter:
Little Red Wagon  speech bubble
Double D grey
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark
Seize the Birthday  anything goes

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Inkspirational Challenges - Work

Our new challenge at Inkspirational is the word 'work'.

Being on the DT  at Inkspirational, I obviously know the challenge themes well in advance and don't always make them in the right I hadn't noticed that in the last challenge I also used a (different ) Penny Black mouse stamp and the exact same sentiment from Hero Arts.  The light stamp is by My Favorite Things. 

We have a wonderful Guest Designer, Bharati , so please come over to Inkspirational and see what she and the DT have made and enter your project.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark 
Simply Create Too use green 
Penny Black and More  creature 

Friday, 9 March 2018

Green Things

The crocodile, tray and bottle stamps are from a Heffydoodle set  and all they needed was a little easy masking and some colouring with Zig Clean Colour markers. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I'd like to enter:
Cards in Envy  green things
Dragonfly Journeys going green
Tic Tac Toe  green/sparkle (gems) /happy
Less is More monochrome
Hiding in My Crafts Room monochromatic greens 

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A Poodle

Are you wondering why that fringe is on the card? Simple - it was on my desk and I thought it would add a little extra frivolity to my card. I hope it does! Actually, I came across this and some other borders in a pack that I bought before I ever got a die-cutting machine - and that's many years ago.

The poodle is My Favourite Things, the sentiment is Avery Elle and the sun is Lawn Fawn. I added some white enamel accents at the top of the card and also on the tail.

I'd like to enter:
Cupcake Inspirations  pets
Stamp Ink Paper  four legged friends
Cardz4Galz furry friends

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Be your own Hero

This week at City Crafter , Kirtsty wants you to include the word 'Hero' or use a superhero theme.

I used a superhero stamp by Lil Inkers with a sentiment by My Favorite Things. I don't know the brand of the text stamp but if I did I wouldn't recommend it to you as it crumbled to bits straight after I used it!

We look forward to seeing your projects for this challenge but please first go over to the blog and see wonderful projects  the rest of the DT have made.

I'd like to enter:
Time Out  bold - brave /courageous are synonyms of 'bold' and superheroes are bold
Always Fun  movie - Superman 
Use Your Stuff  anything goes 
Tuesday Throwdown  hero 

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Perfectly Spring

On Friday evening we set off on a 60 mile car journey for a family birthday. Over an hour later, we'd gone less than 20 miles and the car skidding on the snow was so scary that we turned around and went home.

This afternoon, however, we went for a stroll and there was barely a sign of snow at all! After a brisk uphill walk I even (dare I say?) started to feel a bit warm!

Not quite tulip weather yet, but soon.....!

Here I used a row of tulips stamp by Sarah Hurley, coloured with Zig Clean Colour markers. The sentiments are Waffle Flower.

I'd like to enter:
Paper Players  spring
Crafty Cardmakers  flowers
Cas on Friday  one layer
Brown Sugar  spring