Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tinkles By Light

Eep, I'm so excited you don't even know.  My wonderful friend, Susan, bought me a Make It Crafty voucher for my birthday so I could get some of their new chippies; well the post being slow as it is, meant I've only just received them after a month of waiting. Thankfully this meant I could get my card finished on time to enter the challenge again. 
I'm definitely going to get more of these chippies as they are so versatile and Zoe has just added even more to the store!!
For my image I combined 'Tinkles' and 'Cold By Light' to create a chilly winter scene. I couldn't resist covering the scene with Fran•táge to the tune of 'Let It Snow' lol.

Product list:

  • Kraft card
  • Dovecraft 'A Krafty Christmas' designer paper
  • Snowflake charm
  • Make It Crafty chippies - Christmas word, Happy Adapt-a-Word & Twinkling Swoosh
  • Ribbon
  • Personal Impressions Red Super Sparkle embossing powder
  • Stampendous Fran•táge  - Aged Ivory
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Almond, Rose Pink, Black, Cool Grey 1-5, Holly, Lush Green, Mint Green, Shale, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Burnt Orange, Amber, Gold, Canary, Soft Lime, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Powder Blue, China Blue, Blue Pearl, Pine, Forest, Apple & Midnight Blue






I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Getting Wild with Power Poppy

Eep, after joining in with Power Poppy's Hues to Use challenge, I was chosen to be a Guest Designer this week. 
You can join in too by clicking here. There's a new palette each week and the linky lists don't expire. 




I chose to use 'Ruffled Wild Orchids' for this challenge and definitely went a bit wild with the colours. I'm not sure this colour scheme exists in nature, but I know there are some pretty cool orchid colours out there. 
I've made a matching card and tag as I wanted to colour the orchids in two different ways. There's more explanation of my process over on the Power Poppy Blog

Products used:
  • White, blue & red cardstock
  • Sequins
  • Corner die
  • Twine
  • 3D foam pads
  • Eyelet
  • ProMarkers - Cyan, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cardinal, Hot Pink, Lipstick, Holly, Lush Green, Forest Green


 



I am entering my creations into the following challenges:
  1. Colour Crazy - WK47 Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Catz - #394 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Gals Corner - #150 To Die For
  4. The Ribbon Girl - November Any Image
  5. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1748 Anything Goes



Monday, 27 November 2017

Merriest Wishes

Ah don't you just love Black Friday... all those crowds and people scrabbling for bargains?! No? Me either, I don't venture anywhere near the shops. BUT - I do love a bargain and shopping from the comfort of my sofa, so I couldn't resist snapping up some gorgeous goodies from Power Poppy
I have made a CAS Christmas card using 'Merriest Berries' for the Power Poppy challenge theme, which is Portion Control.  I rarely only use parts of stamps, so this was fun to play with. 

Products used:

  • Cream card blank
  • Dark blue cardstock
  • Sequins
  • ProMarkers - Meadow, Tea Green, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Holly, Pine, Lush Green, Olive, Moss, Pear, Indigo, French Navy, Aegean, Sky Blue & Warm Grey 1

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Power Poppy - Portion Control
  2. Little Miss Muffet - #176 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #361 Anything Goes
  4. Beccy's Challenges - November Month of Holiday Cards
  5. AAA Cards - #104 Christmas

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Steampunk Imagination

I've been eyeing the 'Steampunk Dark Angel' by Aurora Wings for ages, but kept bypassing it as I was a bit intimidated to be honest! But with the cute 'Reindeer Sprite' being a freebie with purchase recently, I decided to go for it.  It was a good choice as the day after, Aurora Wings announced their new challenge theme - Metallics!! 
Naturally I had to make myself something with this image and as it's been a while since I did a canvas, that's what I made.  I haven't done step-by-step photos as I was having too fun creating and forgot.

Products used:
  • 6x8 canvas
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Gear corner and single dies
  • Distress Oxide - Cracked Pistachio
  • Distress Paint - Antiqued Bronze
  • Stampendous Fran•táge - Aged Ivory
  • Kraft card
  • Stitched tag die
  • Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
  • Metal gears
  • Twine
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Pastel Beige, Cinnamon, Tan, Black, Cool Grey 1-5, Burnt Orange, Spice, Ginger, Blush, Powder Blue, Aubergine, Slate & Violet





I am entering my canvas into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - Metallics
  2. Stamps by Aurora Wings FB - Anything Goes
  3. A Perfect Time To Craft - #11 Anything Goes
  4. Deep Ocean - #168 Things With Wings
  5. CCC Digi Creations - #85 Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Awesomeness - November/December AG
  7. Crafty Gals Corner - #150 To Die For
  8. Inspiration Destination - #138 Anything Goes
  9. Dream Valley - #168 Add Texture
  10. The Ribbon Girl - November Any Image





Thursday, 23 November 2017

Shoot For The Moon at Ching-Chou Kuik

Well it's already week three of the inspiration posts for Ching-Chou Kuik and the team have made some awesome creations.  There's still time to enter the CHRISTMAS/WINTER challenge here, so we'd love to see you join in.

It's Anything Goes for the team this week and I have chosen 'Stars Dream' as I fancied something girly. 
Products used:

  • Cream card blank
  • Silver embossed cardstock
  • Pink cardstock
  • Gems
  • Pink ribbon
  • Kraftin' Kimmie clear stamps - Becky Pearce 'Let Your Light Shine'
  • Whispers Ink - Starry Starry Night
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Sterling Silver & Onyx Black
  • ProMarkers - Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, French Navy, Aegean, Sky Blue, Cocoa, Hot Pink, Carmine, Pastel Pink, Shale, Crimson, Cool Grey 1-3, Lavendar & Midnight



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. CCC Digi Creations - #85 Anything Goes
  2. Classic Design Team - #19 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Awesomeness - November/December AG
  4. A Perfect Time To Craft - #11 Anything Goes
  5. Star In My Pocket - Add Some Sparkle



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Glow Like Christmas

After joining in with the Make It Crafty Secret Santa, I couldn't resist getting some more images and creating something for the new challenge. I'm on my way to getting all my Christmas cards done, but you can never have too many!
The challenge theme is 'Glow' so I've used 'Front Door Wreath' as it has lanterns, candles and windowpanes which are perfect for the challenge. 
I've made a CAS card, as with larger images I like that to be the focal point. 
Products used:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Black cardstock
  • Clear stamp sentiment
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
  • WOW! Gold embossing powder
  • ProMarkers - Warm Grey 2-5, Cool Grey 4 & 5, Amber, Sunflower, Tulip, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Soft Lime, Shale, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Holly, Moss, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Raw Sienna, Walnut & Cocoa




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Make It Crafty - Glow
  2. Beccy's Challenges - November Month of Holiday Cards
  3. The Ribbon Girl - November Any Image
  4. Crafty Awesomeness - November/December AG
  5. CRAFT - #442 Christmas
  6. Addicted to CAS - #124 Bows
  7. Star In My Pocket - Use a Digi Image




Thursday, 16 November 2017

Recycled Wreath

I was having a dig around in my Christmas decorations and came across this sad, squashed wreath that I made years ago. Usually I keep using the same decorations year after year, so I thought it was about time to update something.  I completely stripped it and started again to create a whole new wreath.  I've used 'Christmas Lights Sprite' from Aurora Wings as the "centrepiece".
Products used:
  • Wreath
  • Ribbon
  • Wired holly tinsel
  • Burlap braided 'ribbon'
  • ProMarkers - Soft Lime, Leaf Green, Apple, Meadow Green, Cool Grey 1-3, Shale, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Pumpkin, Gold, Tulip, Sunflower, Canary, Black, Cool Grey 5, Lush Green, Holly, Mint Green & Lemon
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White
BEFORE - Original wreath

AFTER - Newly decorated wreath


I am entering my wreath into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - #60 Recycled
  2. Stamps by Aurora Wings (FB) - Anything Goes
  3. Not Just Cards - November Anything Goes
  4. Morgan's ArtWorld - #22 Anything Goes
  5. Let's Craft & Create - #131 Anything Goes
  6. Incy Wincy Designs - Nov 6-19 Not a Card
  7. Double D - Here Comes Santa Claus


Toadstools & Daisies at Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello there, it's time for some more inspiration over at Ching-Chou Kuik.  This week the team were challenged to use orange and/or yellow, but don't forget the main challenge theme is CHRISTMAS/WINTER and you can enter your chilly makes here.

I have used 'Toadstool Head' for my card as I thought this image would be perfect for the DT theme.  Products used:

  • Cream card blank
  • Yellow & Orange cardstock
  • Orange ribbon
  • Petal Lu flowers
  • Embossalicious embossing folder 'Floral Frenzy'
  • Whispers Ink
  • X-Cut Oval nesting dies
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Dusky Pink, Satin, Henna, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Sunflower, Cardinal, Berry, Holly, Lush Green, Tulip, Buttercup, Tea Green, Blue Pearl, Soft Lime, Tan & Sandstone


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Creatalicious - #127 Anything Goes
  2. Deep Ocean - #168 Things with Wings
  3. A Gem of A Challenge - #207 Buttons and/or Ribbon
  4. A Perfect Time To Craft - #11 Anything Goes
  5. Allsorts - WK441 Colours of Autumn
  6. World Wide Open Design Team - #28 Anything Goes
  7. Cupcake Inspirations - #431 Autumn Leaf Cupcakes


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Coffee's on Me!

It's that time of year again when I make a lot of gift tags.  Usually they are just Christmas ones, but I have this gorgeous 'Coffee Sprite' from Aurora Wings and an idea popped into my head.... a gift tag with a pocket for a gift card. 

Products used:

  • Kraft card
  • Tag dies
  • X-Cut nesting die - Square Parenthesis
  • Twine
  • Stampendous Fran-táge - Aged Ivory
  • Fiskars clear stamps - Latte Love
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Pastel Beige, Cinnamon, Tan, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna Magenta, Carmine, Cerise, Cool Grey 1 & 2, China Blue, Cobalt & Blue Pearl

First I stamped all over with the coffee bean stamp and embossed with the Fran-táge






I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings (FB) - November Anything Goes
  2. Deep Ocean - #167 Inspired by a Song/Movie (Blur, 'Coffee & TV')
  3. Digi Choosday - WK45 Anything Goes
  4. Dream Valley - #167 Add a Sentiment
  5. Incy Wincy Designs - Nov 6-19 Not a Card
  6. Let's Craft and Create - #131 Anything Goes




Thursday, 9 November 2017

Christmas/Winter at Ching-Chou Kuik

It's time for a new challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik and as it's getting closer to Christmas our theme this time is Christmas/Winter.  We'd love to see your chilly or festive makes over on the blog


I've gone the chilly route and made a monochrome card using 'Snowflake Imprint' and the following products:
  • Cream card blank
  • DoCrafts designer papers
  • Blue cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Snowflake charm
  • ProMarkers - Midnight, Denim, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Aegean, Cyan, French Navy, Indigo, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Cool Grey 1 & 2
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Wednesday - Snow White
  2. Classic Design Team Open - #19 AG
  3. Come and Get It - Winter Girls
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #358 AG
  5. The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
  6. Petal Lu Creations (FB) - November 1st Anything Goes
  7. Beccy's Challenges - November Month of Holiday Cards


Saturday, 4 November 2017

Halloween ATC Triptych

I joined in with the Faery Ink Halloween ATC Swap this year, so I want to share my ATC's with you today. These were the first ATC's I made for a while (although I previously shared my Power Poppy ones which I made after, I had to wait to share these).
I've used all Faery Ink images, although we didn't need to - 'Ophelia Vamp Juice', 'Fable Zombie Witch' and 'Jack 'O' Lanterns' that were free in the Facebook Group.  I like to keep them CAS, focusing on the image.

Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Dried Marigold & Stormy Sky
  • Wink of Stella, Clear
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - Sterling Silver, Spun Gold & Onyx Black
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, White
  • ProMarkers -
    • Ophelia Vamp Juice - Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Black, Crimson, Berry, Cardinal, Hot Pink, Pine & Forest
    • Fable Zombie Witch - Moss, Pear, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Crimson, Ruby, Lavender, Black, Cool Grey 4 & 5, Aubergine, Slate, Violet, China Blue, Blue Pearl, Raw Sienna, Ginger, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Caramel, Olive, Sunflower, Canary, Spice, Pumpkin & Amber
    • Jack 'O' Lanterns & Moon - Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Tulip, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Sunflower, Canary & Lemon




I am entering my ATC's into the following challenges:
  1. Halloween All Year Round - November Anything Goes
  2. Morgans' ArtWorld - #22 Anything Goes
  3. Your Scrapbook Place - November Anything Goes
  4. A Perfect Time To Craft - #11 Anything Goes
  5. AAA Cards - #102 Ink Blending 





A Mer-ry Christmas Secret Santa

Well we might only just be into November, but I've already given my first Christmas card. I joined the Make It Crafty Secret Santa swap and was paired up with my friend Susan! We met for coffee the other night to exchange cards as that is far more reliable than the postal system here. 

I wanted to make something different than the expected Christmas card, so I went for a mermaid image (Galene - also because I had to post a sneaky peek and I knew Susan would be looking through the images, bahaha). She's holding a harp, so I thought that was fairly Christmassy at least. 
I haven't made a circle easel card for ages, so I went with that with a little vellum window to add a tealight behind.  I must say, it looks really cool.

Products used:

  • White cardstock
  • Core'dinations GlitterSilk cardstock
  • Papermania designer paper 'Naughty & Nice'
  • Petal Lu flowers
  • Snowflake charm
  • Twine
  • Wink of Stella, clear
  • Ranger Stickles, Green
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, Metallic Gold
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Almond, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Buttercup, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Canary, Lemon, Primrose, Spice, Apricot & Oatmeal
  • Battery tealight




Actually managed to get a pretty good photo of the Wink of Stella

And a little video to show the tealight



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Petal Lu Creations (FB) - November 1st Anything Goes
  2. Classic Design Team Open - #19 Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #358 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November Anything Goes
  5. Cute Card Thursday - #502 Anything Goes
  6. I ♥ ProMarkers - #346 Show Us Some Sparkle
  7. Inspiration Destination - #137 Anything Goes
  8. Beccy's Challenges - November Month of Holiday Cards


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

It's time for our new challenge at Crafts Galore Encore.  This month we are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread and as always our theme is Anything Goes.



The team had a couple of images to use, so I chose 'Christmas Poinsettia Girl' and made a card using these products:

  • Cream card blank
  • My Mind's Eye paper from the 'Sleigh Bells Ring' collection
  • Green cardstock
  • Frame die
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - Gold and White
  • Anita's outline stickers
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Dusky Pink, Satin, Rose Pink, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Cinnamon, Cool Grey 1 & 2, Cardinal, Ruby, Lipstick, Sunflower, Holly, Lush Green, Mint Green, Apricot, Burgundy, Gold & Mustard

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Your Scrapbook Place - November AG
  2. Lemon Shortbread - #53 Anything Goes
  3. A Bit More Time To Craft - #55 AG
  4. Crafting By Designs - November AG
  5. Inspiration Destination - #137 AG



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