Monday, 30 January 2017

Last Monday of the month

Morning.


What a horrid day weather wise we  had here yesterday, The weather was shocking, I know it should be like this BUT it would be lovely to have a bit of lovely weather  now and again to cheer one up, 



Again I have got for a sketch, its funny I just like to make the card the card looks as much like the sketch  as I can. A sketch seems to give me somewhere to start and it really gets the brain [ yes I  have one lol ] working. You will find the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches at the end of the post.




Materials used to make this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm  patterned edge card blank and envelope,
  • 16 x 11 cm dark red card stock,
  • 16 x 3 cm light red card stock,
  •  6.5 cm cream card stock circle,
  • 4 5 white card stock  circle,
  • 4 cm gold mirri card  circle,
  • 3 cm silver mirri card circle,
  • Pollyanna Pickering squirrel clear stamp,
  • Toadstool and mouse clear stamp,
  • Tan,cinnamon,leaf green,forest green promarkers,
  • Satin  Flex marker. 


Challenges I will enter this care for are, 
  1. Freshly Made Sketches #272 A sketch by CeCile,
  2. I love Promarkers Challenge #327. Anything goes,
  3. Crazy 4 Challenges C4C370  Critters.







Materials used for this card are;
  • 17.5 x 12.5 cm yellow blank aperture card,
  • Anita's Balloon  wooden stamp,
  • Ranger Perfect medium ink,
  • Blue odyssey, purple haze embossing powder.
  • Best wishes clear stamp.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. "Less is More." Challenge #313 Balloons,
  2.  Addicted to CAS Challenge # 103 WISH,
  3. That'a Crafty !  Round and Round Challenge. 


Freshly Made Sketches 

Friday, 27 January 2017

Another Week ends,

 Morning,

Well had a lot of fun yesterday my sister came to see me [ May lives in Devon ] and we had a great day. We took a big unit apart and took most of it down to the dump, I have a lovely big space there now. I have to decorate at some point but not just now. 

Another sketch this morning. Its a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps   You ill find the sketch at the end of the post.






 




Materials used for this card,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 20.5 x 14.5 cm & 7 x 4 cm  red card stock
  • 20 x 14 cm & 6 x 3 cm cream card stock,
  • Butterfly stencil,
  • Sentiment , [ free with cards & Papercraft ]
  • Vintage photo, mermaid lagoon. salty ocean, lucky clover Distress ink
  • Deep lagoon Versafine ink




Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. The mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32 Put a stencil on it,
  2.  HLS January Mixed Media Challenge layers, 
  3. ATSM Challenge #226 Anything goes, 








Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 20.5 x 14.5 cm black card stock
  • 20 x 14 cm cream card stock
  • 19.5 x 13.5 cm embossed silver mirri card stock,
  • 17 x 11 red card stock,
  • 14 x 4 light red card stock
  • small pieces of cream and green card stock,
  • Snowflakes and Christmas tree dies,


Challenges I will enter this card for are ,


  1. Merry Monday Christmas #232 {inspiration Photo },
  2. Die Cutting Diva's Challenge #301 Snowflakes or snowman,
  3. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  Anything goes + Sketch,
  4. Christmas at Sweet Stamping, Anything Christmas goes, 





Wednesday, 25 January 2017

WOYWDW

Morning. 

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comment, Thank you.

 Going for another Christmas card today, Trying to keep up with the cards I need for this year.

 The weather yesterday was very bright but still cold, I do not mind it dry and cold.  I hope you all manage to stay warm and safe, I know there was a lot of fog about,

As it WOYWDW I will be entering my desk over at Julia's Stamping ground  week 399.  You can see my desk at the end of the post. 



 

A close up of the trees 


Materials used for this card are;

  • 18 x 12.5 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Vintage sepia & Deep lagoon VersaFine ink,
  • House & sentiment clear stamp,
  •  My Paper  World  clear  snow stamp,
  • Ice white Nuvo Glitter.
  • White,bottle green & rhubarb crumble Nuvo Crystal drops 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. CHNC  Challenge 317 Anything goes as long as its Christmas Optional Use a sentiment,
  2. CWS Challenge #10 Winter wonderland Photo Colour inspiration,
  3. Fashionable stamping Challenge # 119 Winter or Spring,
  4. Sweet Stampers Challenge #3 Winter /Snow 





Materials for this card are,

  • 18 x 12.5 cm card blank and envelope,
  •  8 x 8 cm black card stock,
  • 7.5 x 7.5 cm cram card stock,
  • Ultimate crafts background clear stamp,
  • Alte New snow clear stamp,
  • Inkadinkado clear horse stamp.
  • White Nuvo crystal drops 


Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Glitter ' N' sparkle Challenge # 223  Four legged friends,
  2. djkardkreations  NBUS   Challenge #9,
  3. January 2017 inspiration Challenge Sketch, 
  4. Crafting When We Can, Challenge 136 - Spots and/ or stripes 




Inspiration Challenge 

Entering over at The Stamping ground 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Another busy week,

 Morning,

I have a busy week ahead, I have a plummer coming to fit a radiator in my lounge at some point this week and have my Twin ( yes there is two on me lol ) coming up from Devon on Thursday, She is bringing her friend Karen  looking forward to seeing them both,

Treated myself to some storage for my Promarkers and last night I sorted the markers out into colours and now they are going to be easy  to get to instead of trying of looking through a box for the colour I needed,  They are"Forever Moments "  storage by Tonic. There is four of them. They hold 39 markers in each. This the top of the unit.







Now onto the challenges. 





Materials used to make this care are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 7.5 x 7.5 black card stock x 2,
  • 7 x 7 white card stock x 1,
  • Vintage sepia & deep lagoon VersaFine ink,
  • Watering can & flower Apple blossom  clear stamps,
  • Get well sentiment by Hunky dory,
  • butterfly clear stamp,
  • Ice grey, pink carnation , salmon pink & lime green promakers


Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Home- ModSquadChallenge Get Well Soon ( Please) 
  2. CREATIVE INSPIRATION Challenge#266 Fabulous flowers,





Not a good picture of the tag so this is the sentiment 



Materials I used for this tag are;

  • 12.5 x 7.5 cm white card stock,
  • Lucky clover Distress ink,
  • Onyx black VersaFine ink
  • Clear Hunkydory clear stamps,


Challenges I will enter this tag for are,

Friday, 20 January 2017

Weekend

Morning.

So behind  last night, I sat down to watch a bit of TV after I had eaten my dinner and fell asleep. I knew I should have done something instead  of just sitting but hay ho must have needed the sleep. 

It was very foggy here again last night I am glad I have not got to go out until later in the afternoon so hope the fog has gone by the time I have to go out. Fog gone this morning just a heavy frost, 





Materials used to make this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 7.5 square die cuts
  • 7.5 mirri card,
  • 5.5 square white card stock,
  • Stained glass collection clear stamps by Kate Knight,
  • Ocean teal & bluebell Promarkers,



Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. TTCRD Anything goes for week 01-17-17
  2. Crafting by design, Anything that shines challenge,
  3. Die Cutting Diva's  Challenge #300 Silver and Blue. Photo inspiration.
  4. Unicorn Challenge Blog,  Challenge #17 January Blues.







Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 9 cm round white card stock,
  • 4 x 1.5 cm white card stock,
  • 4.5 x 2 cm red card stock
  • 5 x 2 cm  silver mirri card,
  • 11 cm silver mirri frame,
  • Ribbon & bow,
  • Moonbeam meadow clear stamps,
  • Honeycombe, praline, lime green, bright orange, denim blue canary cyan promarkers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Ink'sword challenges anything goes +    Bow 
  2. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #334 Must use ribbons,
  3. Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge 312 Anything goes,
  

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

WOYWDW

Morning'


I went shopping with a pal on Monday and do you know I did not buy anything crafty. I must be sickening for something. Have to put that right soon..


As its  WOYWDW Mt desk I will be entering my desk over at Julia's Stamping ground 


Now onto the challenges.






Materials used for this card are;

  • 17.5 x 12.5 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 17 x 12 cm black card stock,
  • 6 x 5 & 6 x 2.5 cm red card stock,
  • 5 cm round white card stock,
  • Wheat & poppy clear stamps,
  • Onyx black VersaFine ink,
  • Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink.


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Through The Purple Haze #116  Happy Anything. 
  2. I love promakers Challenge #362, Use something new
  3.  Pixie's Snippet Playground... Week 263 and 264
  4. Catch the bug Challenge,   Day two of out birthday bash, Sketch challenge, 







Challenge number 2 

Materials used for this card are;

  • 17.5 x 12.5 cm card blank and envelope,
  • My Paper world clear stamps,
  • Ice white Nuvo Glitter,
  • White Nuvo Pearl drops,
  • Gold &Saddle brown Promarkers, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are. 
  1. Christmas card Challenge# 4 Always a Christmas card, 
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge A & B are for. 
  3. Merry Monday Christmas #231 Reindeer,
  4.  CHNC Christmas Weekly Challenges Feature a creature 

Catch the bug 

Monday, 16 January 2017

Where is this year going

Morning.

Hope this day finds you all happy healthy and warm.

Had a few good days clearing out things I no longer wanted or needed, Getting rid of a huge unit with is far to big for the little flat I have and its a shame but no one seems to want it as its far to big but never mind something will come up. its strange how we all hold onto things hoping one day that out children will cherish it as we have but we all know that's not the case,






Materials used for this card are,

  • 18 x 12 .5 cm card blank and envelope,
  •  VersaFine ink, vintage Sepia ink
  • Hobby Art clear landscape stamp,
  • Happy little stamper Number clear stamp, 
  • Man fishing Clear stamp,


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. PPC226 Theme Challenge,
  2.  DragonFly Journey Birthday Bash
  3. Fab ' n' Funky Challenge  #333~ Birthday with a number,
  4. Penny Black and More January. ****Anything goes ****

Now onto Challenge Number 2 





Materials used to make this tag are;

  • 12 .5 x 7.5 cm white card stock,
  • Rural Spring time collection Clear stamps,
  • Tonic stencil,
  • VersaFine Onyx black ink,
  • Distress squeezed lemonade ink

Challenges I will enter this tag for are,
  1. Go Tag Thursday, Tag #30 Alphabet/ Letter,
  2. Pattie's Creations design  Challenge #130 Use and Animal image, 
  3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #154 Anything goes. 
  4. Midweek Magnolias: # 155 New crafty Stash 

Friday, 13 January 2017

FRIDAY the 13,

Morning.

Well still waiting for this snow we are supposed to get but have to say I do not want it. Looks like we has a dusting of snow but not mush and lets hope that's all we are getting. So please be careful if you have to venture out today  wrap up and stay safe and warm, 



Materials used.

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  • 7 .5 x 7 cm white card stock,
  •  Clear owl stamp,
  •  Promarkers, Praline & tan
  •  Destress ink,Tea dye, 
  • VersaFine vintage sepia ink.

  1. The Diva's that cut.  Sentiment Free, 
  2. Stamping Sensations January ****Coffee and Cream ****
  3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge #31 Winners, Anything goes
  4. I love Promakers Challenge #326 Use Something new


Challenge two.



Materials used. 

  • 18 x 12 .5 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 10 x 8 cm white card stock, 
  • 10 ,5 x 8.5 orange card stock
  • Hunkydory bird and feather clear stamp,
  • Clarity Large feather stamp,
  • Clear sentiment stamp.



Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Incy Wincy Design Challenge, Celebration,
  2. Crafting when we can Challenge, #135 Anything goes, 
  3. Double D Challenges Anniversary Celebrations at Double D 



Wednesday, 11 January 2017

WOYWDW

 Morning all,

A bit late with this today but as they say better late than never.

Well I wonder if we are going to get all this snow that they say we are. Hope not really although it is pretty but have to say if there was enough could take pictures and use the pictures on my cards, 

As its WOYWDW  mine is at the bottom of the post and I will enter it over at Julia's
Stamping ground 




Materials I used;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 14 x 9.5 cm & 7 x 4.5 cm white card stock,
  • 14 . 5 x 9 cm dark blue card stock.
  • twisted citron Distress ink,
  • Deep Lagoon, onyx black VersaFine ink,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. "Less is more"  # 310 Colour, Ombre
  2. LTCCB  #6 Anything goes,,
  3. Sparkles Monthly Challenge, #87 Happy Birthday 
  4. CCC Digi Creations #64 Include a Butterfly /  Butterflies

Entered over at Julia,s Stamping ground 



Monday, 9 January 2017

Another week starts

Morning.

Another foggy day yesterday and its very damps so not a good time to do washing BUT it has to be done, 

8 am and its still dark and very wet. Not sure what the day is going to be like weather wise, 

Tried to do something different again yesterday, so thought I try an A.T.C and its was great to do different, The first challenge is inspired  by a sketch that you will find at the end of the post, its from the blog  Creative inspiration 








Materials I used are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • selection of patterned papers,
  • 12 .5 x 10 & 6 .4.5 cm white card stock,
  • Oriental & sentiment clear stamps,
  • onyx black & deep lagoon VersaFine ink,
  • Carved pumpkin distress ink,


Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. 4 CC # 332 SCRAP PAPERS/  GTC CALL,
  2. CREATIVE INSPIRATION,Anything goes #265- anything goes + option of a sketch,
  3. MAGNOLIA- LICIOUS  Challenge #1 Anything goes, with an option use lace,
  4. The Paper Nest Dolls, Anything goes Challenge.


Challenge number two,






Materials I used are;

  • 9 x 6.5 cm white card stock,
  • Cat and sentiment clear stamp,
  •  Onyx black VersaFine ink.
  •  Wilted violet distress ink.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Wicked Wednesday ATC  # 241 Cats or dogs, 
  2. Crafting By Design, Anything goes Goes -January,
  3. Alphabet Challenge Blog V for Violet 




Friday, 6 January 2017

WEEKEND

 Morning.

Had some fun today playing with some stencils.I have had lots of stencils for awhile and never really done a lot with them so thought it would be fun to make a card using only stencils.  I hope you like it, The first card I made from just  stencils is at the bottom of the post if you would love see it. 

The second card is made from the new stash that I received from Secret Santa.


Now onto the challenges, 




  

Materials used;


  • 21 x 15 white card blank and envelope,
  • Tattered Lace Stencils,
  • Mermaid lagoon. Festive berries, mowed lawn distress inks.

Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. The mixed Media Monthly Challenge,# 32 Put a stencil on it,
  2. The Mixed Media Card Challenge #3 { Change }  ,
  3. Whoopsi Daisy Digi.  Its  All New,
  4. World Wide Open Design Challenge,  # 17, 15 December 2016 


Challenge two.




Materials used 
  • 21 x 15 cm white card blank and envelope,
  • Apple Blossom clear stamps,
  • Bird and birds sentiment stamp,
  • Onyx black & Vintage sepia VersaFine ink,
  • cracked pistachio Distress ink


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. TTCRD Anything goes for the week of  3 rd January. Anything goes,
  2. little red wagon Challenge #373 Something new,
  3. Home- Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog- Something new,
  4. Midweek Magnolias #155 New crafty Stash 









Wednesday, 4 January 2017

WOYWDW

Morning.

Well we sure having a lot of heavy frosts this winter. The frost does not clear during the day and its very cold but we do need it as maybe just maybe in will kill of a lot of the bugs that are going about just now, 

Now onto the challenges



Materials used are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Tim Holtz Back ground Stencil,
  • Lucky clover Distress ink,
  • VersaFine blank onyx ink,
  • Promarkers orchid, tan, leaf green, bright orange, summer sun,rose pink Cinnamon.

Challenge I will enter this card for are,

  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge # 49 Anything goes 
  2. The Diva's that cut..Sentiment free,
  3. My Time to Craft # 337 Something new. 


Challenge number two,




Materials used;


  • 12 x 12 cm  deckle edged card blank and envelope
  • Polka doodle tree & snowflake clear stamp,
  • clear house stamp,
  • Nuvo ice white glitter,
  • Flower soft hint of green glitter.


Challenge I will enter this card for are,

  1. Christmas Card Challenge #3  
  2. Sparkles Christmas Challenge, # 72 lots of Glitter,
  3. CHNC 314 Anything goes as long as its Christmas.
  4.  Christmas Cards All Year Round, January Challenge ADD a snowflake,
As it WOYWDW here is my desk,

I will enter my desk over on  Jan's Stamping ground  HERE 

Monday, 2 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Morning all,

             Another year starts and I hope that everyone had a
        Happy Christmas and has a healthy and happy  2017, 

 I myself spent Christmas with my family and had a great time, My daughter Kerry took me to see Robin hood pantomime at the Mayflower in Southampton with Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace its been awhile since  I have laughed so much it was great 

Been awhile since I have done any crafting so am really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. For while however the Mojo was missing but did not give up and it returned.

The first card is from a sketch which you will find  at the end of the post,  

Now onto the challenges .






Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 13.5 x 6 cm  silver embossed  mirri card,
  •  13 .5 x 13 .5  gold embossed mirri  card,
  • 10.5 x 4 cm blue card stock,
  • 9 x 7 cm white card stock,
  • Penguin and snowflake clear stamps,
  • Red Ribbon,
  • Nuvo ice white Glitter,
  • Versafine onyx blank ink.

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. The Sketch File. Updates 13 Th  Dec 2016,
  2. Brown Sugar Challenge #231 -Anything goes,
  3. Alphabet Challenge Blog U for use Something red,
  4. Kraftin 'Kimmie stamps Challenge #362 Winter.


Challenge number two,






Materials used are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 11 x 7  & 7 x 3 .5 cm red card stock
  • 10 .5 6. 5 &  6.5 3 cm white card stock,
  • Fairy & sentiment clear stamps
  • VersaFine Onyx blank ink.



Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Fussy and Fancy Friday, Angels Fairies or Winter,  
  2. Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge 309 Anything goes,
  3. Simon says. Anything goes,
  4. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - week 262   


The sketch file