Friday, 1 July 2016

The Inspirers DT card

Hello everyone :o)

Today's card is for The Inspirers DT at Crafter's Companion... I've used the fab freebies that come with Crafter's Inspiration Issue 10, plus some cogs & gears and a bit of sanding (ooh it is satisfying lol!).


I'd forgotten how much I enjoy playing with sandpaper on core'dinations!  I also used it on the edges of the papers, which is a fun thing you can do with digi papers... because they're printed on white card, you can sand the top layer off in places for a distressed look.

Items Used
Hexagon dies, hexagon embossing folder, sentiment stamp and papers (free CD) - all free with Crafter's Inspiration Issue 10
Sara Signature Just For Men Collection Cogs & Gears dies
Core'dinations Sand It Gadget Tool
Memento Ink in Toffee Crunch

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Friday, 24 June 2016

First DT card for The Inspirers

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my first DT card for The Inspirers at Crafter's Companion, using products that are FREE with Crafter's Inspiration magazine Issue 10 (plus a gorgeous butterfly die... I can never resist butterflies!).


Items Used
(Crafter's Companion)
Papers & Sentiment - Crafter's Inspiration Issue 10 free CD (Sugar & Spice collection)
Hexagon dies - also free with Issue 10
Sara Signature English Country Garden Flutter Away die
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
(other)
Distress Ink - frayed burlap
Doodlebug enamel dots & sequins

Thanks for popping in... hopefully my post will actually appear today, fingers crossed!  Hope you have a lovely day :o)

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Alyssa Relaxing - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I've used an older image for this week's DigiStamp Boutique DT card - it's for my MIL's names day (a Polish thing) and I thought she'd like something girly.


Items Used
Image - Alyssa Relaxing - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noir markers
Papers - Dress Shoppe - LOTV (retired)
Downton Abbey Ornate Circle Frame die - Crafter's Companion
Sara Signature Floral Duo die - Crafter's Companion
Sentimentals - Greetings - Birthday - Crafter's Companion
Glamour Dust in Crystal
Doodlebug Enamel Dots

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Shaped Cards - Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Happy Saturday :o)

Over at Sweet Stampin' our challenge for this week is 'shaped cards (no squares or rectangles)'.  We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn with a fab prize for our lucky winner.

I went with a shaped easel card as I've not made one for ages.



I also dug out my Inktense pencils (birthday pressie from hubby, not this year but last year) that I've never got round to using, and had a play... I'm not sure anything watercolour is ever going to be my strong point, but I do enjoy it so it's worth persevering even if the results aren't fantastic.

Items Used
Stamp - James-Daisy - LOTV
(stamped in Archival sepia ink, coloured with Inktense pencils)
Papers - LOTV (retired)
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted
(stamped in Memento grape jelly)
Stampin' Up framelit dies
MFT pierced oval dies
Xcut butterfly punches
Doodlebug enamel dots

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - animal magic
Alphabet Challenge - H is for hand coloured image
Cute Card Thursday - little bugs/ butterflies
Fab n Funky - shaped cards

So, to top off my Blogger issues, now I'm not getting notifications of comments, so I apologise if I've missed replying to any of you!  I'll have to check them from the comments section instead... feels like my blog's falling apart slightly at the moment!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Thank You Cats - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

A simple teacher thank you card today, using one of the super cute new images from DigiStamp Boutique.


This one's for an order, so I still need to make Dexter's thank yous... which is always the way for me.  I still have to make the kids' Father's Day cards for Pav, but all my orders are done obviously... I'm never organised with cards I need myself!

Items Used
Image - NEW Thank You Cats - DigiStamp Boutique
Papers - LOTV (retired)
Pearl from my stash

My blogger issues are really starting to put me off posting at the moment... my last post took 12hrs to show up!  I like to craft during the day and blog in the evening, but if I do that my post will usually pop up around 3am... sigh.

Thanks for popping in, have a lovely evening (or whatever it is when my post appears!).

Saturday, 11 June 2016

A card and my happy news!

Happy Saturday everyone :o)

Some of you might already have seen this on FB, but I'm very happy to say I was chosen to be part of The Inspirers DT for Crafter's Companion... so exciting!


I made this card just before I found out I'd made the team, so thought I'd save it to post now... it's not a DT card, but does feature a gorgeous Crafter's Companion die (another one that I couldn't resist... oops!).



Items Used
Die'sire Fancy Edge'ables Butterfly Dreams - Crafter's Companion
Stamp - LOTV
Papers - Studio Light
MFT Stitched Circle Scallop Frames
Memento Ink in Sweet Plum
Pearls from my stash

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Lil Piggy - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I've used an older image for this week's DigiStamp Boutique DT card, as it's time for my 'annual piggy card'!  Lol, every year my mum gets me to make a card for her friend who loves pigs... and every year it gets harder to find a new pig that I've not used before!

This one is from the Lil Piggy Valentine Set, but there's no reason it can't be used for other occasions.



I always take terrible photos of anything that's not square!

Items Used
Image - Lil Piggy Valentine Set - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - copics & prisma pencils
Papers - LOTV (retired)
Flowers - MFT die
Sentiment - MFT
Corner Bow die - Memory Box
Gems & enamel dots - Doodlebug
Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)