Thursday, 8 September 2022

August 2022 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 

Apologies, but life has just been crazy - we have had crazy cold weather and our study with my computer is on the cold side of the house, so it is just not a place that I want to sit!
So here is a very basic version of my post:

I signed up again for the Card Chain Challenge! Essentially you sign up and make a card that you send to the person before you in the sign up and the person that signed up after you, sends you a card!

For August, I made a card to send to Suze in NZ - this is wh
at I sent her:



Here are the options that we had to make the card:


Theme Options:  Legs / Fruit and Flowers / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Acetate / Aperture


Here are some photos from a different angle so you can see the dimension and the sparkle from the glitter behind the acetate:



I have stamped Jumping for Joy Marci on to X-Press It Blending card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with Copics.

I also die cut the Sun Smiles die and the Three Clouds die from yellow and white card stock, respectively.
The Celebrate die was die cut from gold and white card stock and then adhered together.

To make the shaker component, I die cut one of the stitched ovals from Double Stitched Ovals Die set from white cardstock and cut a piece of acetate to fit and used foam tape to add dimension for the chunky glitter - I think I added too much glitter as it didn't really shake that well!
I adhered a paper from the Celebrate Paper Pack to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

Here are some close-up photos:

As usual I found inspiration from La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
TBD

I hope that Suze likes the card!

Thanks for looking!

Frame It for Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog on the 5th of September, 2022

 

Apologies, but life has just been crazy - we have had crazy cold weather and our study with my computer is on the cold side of the house, so it is just not a place that I want to sit!
So here is a very basic version of my post:


Anyway, for this month's challenge at Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog we have the optional theme of

Frame It! Use a Frame

Here is my card:


Here is another photo:


I have stamped the critters from Best Day Ever from La-La Land Crafts with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with Copics pens. There are some outline dies for this set: Best Day Ever Outline Dies, so I have used those!


I have die cut some white card stock using the Linked Squares die from La-La Land Crafts for my frame and used foam tape to give it dimension.

I have adhered a paper from the Celebrate Paper Pack from La-La Land Crafts on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions using double-sided tape. Then stamped the show-ground silhouette image from
Best of Times Clear Stamp Set from La-La Land Crafts using Nautical Blue Memento ink.

For the sentiment, I die cut one of the ribbons from Stitched Ribbon Dies and stamped the sentiment from Best Day Ever from La-La Land Crafts in Nautical Blue Memento ink.

Here is photo of the layout:

Here is a photo of two of the critters before they were die cut:


As usual I found inspiration from the La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
TBD


Let's Craft and Create Challenges are monthly and go live on the 5th of every month and you have until the end of the month to add your creations which can be anything goes plus an optional theme.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Let's Craft and Create DT over on the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.

Thanks for looking!

Little Camp by All Dressed Up Stamps for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #189 on the 4th of September, 2022


Apologies, but life has just been crazy - we have had crazy cold weather and our study with my computer is on the cold side of the house, so it is just not a place that I want to sit!
So here is a very basic version of my post:

Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #189, the 4th of September 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

Here is my completed card:

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up:



Here's a bit about All Dressed Up:

Hi, my name's Wendy, founder of All Dressed Up. I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children (my inspiration behind the characters) - in particular, my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with trends and all things digital.

Day to day, I work as a textile designer working traditionally within childrenswear, fashion and interiors. Although my work is mostly digital, my work process remains hand-drawn which I hope comes across in my artwork. 

All Dressed Up was created in 2013 as a place to share my digital stamps which back then was a whole new challenge for me. Since, I've been lucky to have discovered a whole creative community and welcomed the All Dressed Up design team who have been amazing to work with. Through our online community and Instagram, the team keep me on my toes to keep on drawing, creating and inspiring. My favourite thing is seeing how my characters are continually given brand new personalities!

On our Facebook and Instagram page we host regular tutorials, challenges (and freebies!) and is the real heart of our community. The stamps are available from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop which is continually updated on a monthly basis with lots of limited edition and seasonal stamps available in particular.

The All Dressed Up community is a friendly bunch (if I do say so myself!) and we would love for you to get involved, see your work and for you to share your stamping tips too! Do get in contact and be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we're creating at the moment.


I chose Little Camp and I have coloured with Copics which I will add later. 
I have cut out the coloured image using my paper cutter and then adhered to a white card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes and bonus classes.

I didn't even take a photo before I cut it out, but here is a close-up of the colouring:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 17th of September, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 4th of September, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #188.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
TBD


Thanks for looking!
                                 

Saturday, 3 September 2022

Christmas Kitty from All Dressed Up Stamps for Winter Wonderland on the 2nd of September, 2022

 

I am a little posting as it has just been a crazy week - I finished my card, but then totally forgot to send the image to be posted.

Anyway, at Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by me!!

Welcome to our eighth challenge for 2022.

Our theme is:

Christmas Animals

So here is my project:

Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme of Christmas Animals.

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up:



Here's a bit about All Dressed Up:

Hi, my name's Wendy, founder of All Dressed Up. I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children (my inspiration behind the characters) - in particular, my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with trends and all things digital.

Day to day, I work as a textile designer working traditionally within childrenswear, fashion and interiors. Although my work is mostly digital, my work process remains hand-drawn which I hope comes across in my artwork. 

All Dressed Up was created in 2013 as a place to share my digital stamps which back then was a whole new challenge for me. Since, I've been lucky to have discovered a whole creative community and welcomed the All Dressed Up design team who have been amazing to work with. Through our online community and Instagram, the team keep me on my toes to keep on drawing, creating and inspiring. My favourite thing is seeing how my characters are continually given brand new personalities!

On our Facebook and Instagram page we host regular tutorials, challenges (and freebies!) and is the real heart of our community. The stamps are available from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop which is continually updated on a monthly basis with lots of limited edition and seasonal stamps available in particular.

The All Dressed Up community is a friendly bunch (if I do say so myself!) and we would love for you to get involved, see your work and for you to share your stamping tips too! Do get in contact and be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we're creating at the moment.



I chose two images for the team Meowy Christmas and Christmas Kitty and then chose Christmas Kitty from the wonderful Wendy at All Dressed Up Stamps, which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then used my paper cutter to cut around the image after I have coloured it with the following Copics markers:
  • kitty - C00, C0, C1, C2, R20
  • red - R24, R27, R46, R89
  • green - YG03, YG25, YG17, YG09
  • acorns - Y21, YR23, E33
  • yellow - YR23
  • outline - YG09

I have also added a bit of sparkle with clear Wink of Stella and silver glitter pen, which you can see on the close-up:

I adhered it to a square white card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesomMonthly Classes and Bonus Classes.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
TBD

There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 6th of October, 2022.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog to find out the winners of the Reindeer Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Hippos Enjoying the Carnival for Love To Craft Challenge Blog #70 for September/October 2022

 

For challenge #70 for Sep/Oct 2022 of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog I chose to use a Centre Step card that I had in my stash and decorate it with some images, paper and dies from La-La Land Crafts

Here is my card for this month:


I have stamped the three hippos from the Sweet Wishes Clear Stamp Set from the wonderful Irina at La-La Land Crafts on to X-Press It Blending card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • hippos - E40, E41, E43, E44, R30, C00, C0, C1
  • cup - B12, B14, B16, B18, C00, C0, C1
  • straw - C1, R59
  • liquorice straps - R27, R59
  • chocolate - T2, T4, R24, R27, R59, E74, E77, E79
On the Centre Step card, I have adhered paper from the Celebrate Paper Pack.

I have diecut the ferris wheel from both white cardstock and silver paper using the Ferris Wheel die. Then joined the two parts together using a brad from my stash.

I have also diecut the two tickets using the Ticket die, outlined them with my B16 Copic marker and stamped the sentiments from Enjoy the Ride Clear Stamp Set using Nautical Blue Memento ink. 

I then adhered everything on to the Centre Step card.

Here are some close ups of the hippos before I fussy cut them:

Here is the layout before I adhered everything:


As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and used some inspiration from the cards of the La-La Land Crafts Design Team on Facebook.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT over on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on the 15th of October, 2022. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog to find out the winners of Challenge #69.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TBD


Thanks for looking!
                              

Deck the Palms for Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog #46 for September/October 2022

 

For challenge #46 for Sep/Oct 2022 of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog I chose to use Santa images that I have been wanting to use for a while from La-La Land CraftsThen I have also used some dies from my La-La Land Crafts stash.

Here is my card for this month:


I have stamped the three Santas and palm tree from Deck the Palms Clear Stamp Set from the wonderful Irina at La-La Land Crafts on to X-Press It Blending card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R30
  • beard - C00, C0, C1
  • red - R24, R27, R59
  • blue - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • grey - C3, C5, C7, C9
  • palm tree trunk - E23, E25, E27, E29
  • palm tree leaves - YG03, YG13, YG63, YG67
  • lights - B16, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • drink - YG21
I have also used Frosted Lace Stickles on the trim and end of the hats and Glossy Accents on the glasses.

I have diecut a piece of white cardstock using the Seaside die from La-La Land Crafts and then used the following Distress Oxide inks:
  • salty ocean
  • shaded lilac
  • pickled raspberry
  • tumbled glass
  • twisted citron
  • squeezed lemonade
  • antique linen
I have also diecut the two tickets using the Ticket die from La-La Land Crafts and then used salty ocean and shaded lilac Distress Oxide inks before stamping the sentiments in Nautical Blue Memento ink.

Here is a photo of the card before I adhered everything:

I have also used a white and yellow spotted paper from my stash and a white card from Envelope Solutions.

Here is a close-up of the three Santas and the palm tree before the stickles had dried - you can see a bit of sparkle on one of the lights:

Here is a close-up of the three Santas and the palm tree after the stickles had dried:

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and I also used some inspiration from the cards of the La-La Land Crafts Design Team on Facebook.


There is inspiration from the rest of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT over on the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything Christmas goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on the 15th of October, 2022. Please check the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog to find out the winners of Challenge #45.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TBD

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 26 August 2022

Garden Gnome by Twinkle Lane Designs for Colour Crazy Challenge on the 26th of August, 2022


At Colour Crazy Challenge for the 26th of August, 2022, we are sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs.

Here is my card:


I have digitally printed the image Garden Gnome which I have used before on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • beard, eyebrows - C00, C0, C1
  • eyes - BG53, BG45, BG57
  • red hat/pocket - R24, R27, R59
  • blue jacket - B12, B14, B16, B18
  • belt - C5, C7, C9, silver glitter pen
  • pants - E33, E35, E37, E39
  • boots - C3, C5, C7, C9, white gel pen
  • sunflowers - YR12, YR14, YR18
  • leaves - G02, G05, G17
  • pot - YR04, YR07, YR09
  • mushrooms - E40, E43, E44, R27, R29, R59, white gel pen
  • shovel - E31, E33, E35, C00, C0, C1
  • ground - E31, E33, E35
  • sky - B000, B00, BG02, B02
  • outline - B16
I trimmed the image with my paper cutter and then adhered it to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions.

As usual, I have drawn some inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her awesomMonthly Classes and Bonus Classes.

I also stamped a sentiment from the May 2018 Club La-La Land Crafts kit by La-La Land Crafts in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.

Here is a close-up of the colouring after trimming:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
TBD


Anyway, go and check out the rest of the Design Team at Colour Crazy Challenge.
Thanks for looking!
                           

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Floral Heart by SheepSki Designs for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #187 on the 7th of August, 2022


Hi All!
Welcome to my post about my card for challenge #187, the 7th of August 2022 challenge for the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I'm writing this on Sunday afternoon after I have just sent Kelly my image which is a bit delayed as I have been travelling this week for work and I had to deal with a family emergency yesterday and just have not had the energy to finish!

Anyway, here is my completed card:


Our sponsor for this challenge is:

I chose to use Floral Heart by SheepSki Designs, which I have digitally printed on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copics markers:
  • butterfly - B12 (body), BV00, BV20, BV13, BV17
  • pansies - Y15, V01, V04, V06
  • blue flowers - B12, B14, B16
  • yellow flowers - Y13, Y15, Y18, B14
  • blue/green flowers - BG11, BG53, BG57
  • pink flowers - RV00, RV10, RV14, RV17
  • small flowers - V22, V25
  • background - G0000, G000, G00
  • outline - BG57
I have cut out the coloured image using my paper cutter and then adhered to a white square card from Envelope Solutions.

The sentiments are from Short Stacks and Go Wild by Power Poppy (both sets look like they are discontinued) and they have been stamped using Nautical Blue Memento ink and my MISTI.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes and bonus classes.

Here is a photo close-up of the colouring before it was cut and then after:


There is inspiration from the rest of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 20th of August, 2022. Please check the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog on Sunday 7th of August, 2022 to find out the winners of Challenge #186.

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge #8-2022 - August Anything Goes (I was a spotlight winner in June!)
Classic Design Challenge August 2022 #8 - Anything Goes (I won first prize last month!!)
Mix It Up Challenge #60 - Anything Goes plus the Option of Clean and Simple
Creative Fingers Challenge #236 - Anything Goes (I was in the Top 3 last month!)


Thanks for looking!