Saturday, 29 August 2015

Pink Gem Designs - "Do you want to build a Snowman"

Good Morning All Gemsters, well I know this theme is a bit previous and hopefully it wont turn out to cold this winter, but it seems one of our Design Team thought it was time to consider the request of "Do you want to build a Snowman" for this fortnights theme as Pink Gem Designs has some really lovely Winter Snowman Images on her website


So here is my choice of Image for this Challenge.
 
This little chap is called "Chilly with Robins" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used a Wild Rose die to cut him out and I inked within the edge of the diecut with a blue inkpad.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first layer of blue card, the papers are from Pink Gem Designs "Snowflake" Designs and you will find them here. I have used two papers a blue one for the base and a red one of top and I used snowflake border punch from Martha Stewart down the edge. I also used some of the same blue card as the first layer to emboss a sentiment on and die cut the sentiment for the right side edge.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to Pink Gems Designs Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Do you want to build a Snowman" Challenge to.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Challenge #215 - "Back to School" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well as its only a couple of weeks left of the Childrens Summer Holiday I thought it was time to get those cards created for the little ones who are starting School and the older children going on to either a new Secondary School or Colleges and have chosen the theme "Back to School".
As always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website.


And as always this comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, but even if you havent used you will still be eligible for 3 digi images of your own choice, so you really cannot loose can you. You will find lots of Images, Papers and Printables on their website here "The Paper Shelter" and the money exchange is extremely good so you will find they very reasonable to buy, I hope you enjoy your browse on their website.
And now for my own Card


The Image I have used is "Vintage Teacher" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens. I then cut her out with my rotatrim and mounted her onto a piece of dark brown card, the sentiment is one I created on my computer and then printed it out and mounted it in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of brown card and the backing papers I have used for this card is also from the "Vintage Teacher" you will find it here with the Image.
I then used a piece of note paper which was then torn and inked to distress it, and this was placed on top of the first mount. I then placed my mounted image in the center with the sentiment below towards the right. The final flourish are the ABC buttons and 123 ones as well.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Back to School" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
 http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 15 August 2015

ABC Challenges - "P is for Pretty in Pink"

Good Morning Crafters, I was caught out on the 1st August with my ABC Challenge DT post and this time I have decided to get ahead of scheduling my post, so todays theme over on ABC Challenges Blogspot  is "P is for Pretty in Pink" and we are being sponsored by Marianne Designs.




And here is the card I created for it.


I have used clear stamp HM9470 and stamped her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a large oval die from Marianne designs and inked through the holes around the edge. I did the same with the sentiment that also came from the same die set.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of pink card, the papers are also from Marianne Designs and its a Vintage paper set, I have used three of the papers and layered them up as you can see. I then placed my mounted image towards the left with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
To add embellishiments I used 6 pink pearls in opposite corners and a large butterfly in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "P is for Pretty in Pink" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://aliciabelchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ 
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/ 
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Friday, 14 August 2015

A Card using the new Heartfelt Sparkling Poinsettia Stamps

Good Morning Crafters, well unfortunately as Ive not managed to create a card for this weeks theme over on Facebooks "Sundays with Santa" - Ribbons and Lace but as I had created several cards a couple of weeks ago I hope that it wouldnt be to much a disappointment in uploading this one.
Ive used the Collage stamp by stamping it onto white card then colouring it with my copic pens, I then cut it out around the stamp edge and layered it up onto red card, I also used one of the backing paper designs from the stamp and paper Design Set and layered this also up onto red card.
I used one of the ticket sentiments and layered this also up onto red card.
I hope you like the result, I should also say that my hubby has been trying to update my main desktop machine to Windows 10 and is not having much fun with all the settings so Im having to manage on my backup machine.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/
http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Challenge #213 - "Punches and Dies" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I cannot get over that fact how quickly this year has flown, in just over 5 weeks time Im due to be a Great Grandma to yet my second great grandson and Im really looking forward to meeting him later on in the year, but before I wish this year away completely we had better get back to this weeks Challenge "Punches and Dies" and as always our Sponsors and Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

And of course this always goes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card and if you do you will receive $30 worth of goodies from their website The Paper Shelter, and believe me they have some stunning things on offer, images, papers and printables and they are such good value against the £1.00 and they often have special offers as well. But even if you havent used one of their products they will offer you 3 digi images of your own choice so you really do not loose do you.
And now for my own Card I hope you like it


I have used this sweet image and shes called "Golden Apple" and you will find it here, I printed her onto white card before using my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used my Nestabilitie Die to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount out of beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of beige card, the paper is the actual backing paper from the "Golden Apple" set and you will find it here, I then placed my mounted image in the center and I have used a sentiment down in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used a leave punch and layered them up in the top right hand corner to give the effect of a tree and the apple is hanging from one of the branches.
Now that youve seen my Card I hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see for yourself what stunning cards the girls have created for this "Dies and Punches" Challenge and I hope they will have inspired you to take part in this Challenge and look forward to seeing what you create for us.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ 
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/ 
 http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ 
http://wickedwednesdayatc.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/ 
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

ABC Challenges - "O is for Open"

Good Morning Crafters Im so sorry I completely forgot to write up my ABC Challenge post for todays "O is for Open" for todays date, Im not sure why but you know how you get at times rather muddled so I guess you can put it down to my age.
Anyway this Challenge is being sponsored by


And I had several images in my stash I decided to use this sweet Image
And this is the "1920's Flapper "and  you will find her on the Dis Digi Stamp website here, I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, I then cut her out with my Nestabilitie Labels Die No.1 and I used a scalloped one for the mount, I have also stamped the sentiment and mounted it with a smaller die from the same die set.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of pink card and the papers I have used are from my stash and Im not sure who they are from all I have written down is GCD so please forgive me.
I have used three papers and layered them us as shown and laid a piece of lace down the left side, and put my mounted image towards the top and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner, I also placed two large pearls in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "O is for Open" Challenge.

Pink Gem Designs "Animals" Challenge

Good Morning Gemsters, well yet another month has flown by and this Challenge will be hosted by myself and I chose "Animals" for my theme this also includes "Birds", And as always our very talented Janet Roberts is sponsoring out Challenge and you will find lots of fabulous goodies over on her website

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php
Please do pay a visit to it by clicking on the above link and seeing for yourself what she has to offer. And now for my Card


This is "Steampunk Turtle" and you will find him here, I have printed him onto white card and I have coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I cut him out with my rotatrim and created a mount for him out of beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of beige card the papers are from Janets "Slugs and Snails" papers and you will find them here, I have used three papers the first is a beige plain paper and the second is green and beige stripes and the third is a green spotty pattern on, these were mounted on pieces of beige card.
The mounted image was placed towards the top in the center and below I have used a ticket sentiment also from Pink Gem Designs. And the final flourish are the diecut cogs in the bottom left hand corner and two watch faces in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/ 
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge - "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is a special one as we are going to run it for 2 weeks and both the Design Teams will be taking and we wont be commenting on the entries, as the girls will be taking a 2 week break from it and so I hope you wont stop taking part as its the most popular theme "Anything Goes" but the rules still stands that you are only able to enter 3 cards into this Challenge and at least one of them must carry one of The Paper Shelter Images, printable or papers on it.
As usual our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

but this is only if you have used one of their products on your card and that could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find them here on their website.  But even if you do not use any of their products you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so you really cannot loose can you? Please dont forget that you are only allowed to enter our Challenges 3 times and at least one of the entries must have one of our products on it or they will be disallowed in the choice of a winner.
And here is the card I created for this "Anything Goes" Challenge


 have used the "Cool Skater" and you will find her here, I have printed onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I cut her out with one of the new label dies from Spellbinders, and a larger one for the mount out of beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of beige card the backing paper is also from the "Cool Skater" and you will find that here. I have just used the one layer and then placed my mounted image towards the right, I then cut out a couple of banners and layed them across the top, and I even stamped the sentiment on the paper, and the final flourish is the two hearts stuck on the left hand side.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot where you will find that all the Design Teams are taking part in this "Anything Goes" and I look forward to seeing what you created for it.