Saturday, 27 August 2016

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - no DSP

Happy Saturday :o)

This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' is 'no dsp' - anything's fine as long as there's no patterned paper and something stamped.  We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn who have a surprise prize for our lucky winner.


This card didn't really turn out as I wanted it to, but never mind... I had fun making it!  I splatted and brushed on a few different Spectrum Noir Aquatints, flicked some water drops on, sponged on some distress ink, added a bit of silver gilding wax, dots of copic opaque white with a paintbrush and even a bit of doodling around the edges (I never doodle so I'm not sure what came over me).  Lots of messy fun!

Items Used
Stamps - Butterfly Inkognito set - Visible Image
Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint Inks in Bright & Beautiful - Crafter's Companion
White Linen Textured Cardstock - Crafter's Companion
Pebeo Gilding Wax Silver - Crafter's Companion
Distress Ink in Black Soot
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Copic Opaque White
Doodlebug silver sequin

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

Friday, 26 August 2016

Barkley for National Dog Day - The Inspirers DT

Hello :o)

Here's a little Crafter's Companion creation using super sweet Barkley, made for the National Dog Day celebrations on the CC Facebook page.


Items Used
Buttons from my stash

And our own soggy doggy at the beach last week!

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

Monday, 22 August 2016

Autumn Leaves

Hello, at last...

Pav had last week off work, so we spent the first few days decorating and then had a couple of days out with my family... meant to blog something all week, but just didn't quite get round to it!

Here's a card I made for The Inspirers DT for Crafter's Companion, using the fab freebies that come with Crafter's Inspiration magazine Issue 11.


Items Used
Leaf dies & stamps, sentiment stamp - FREE with Crafter's Inspiration Issue 11
Core'dinations Essentials Darks cardstock
Memento Inks in Toffee Crunch, Espresso Truffle & Elderberry
Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints in Bright & Beautiful
(splashed on in little drops)
Twine from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps - make your mark
Pile it On - die-cut embellishments
Love to Scrap - anything goes


A little pic of the boys having fun on the beach at Filey.  Hardly got any photos because I completely forgot to take any... luckily Pav remembered to take a few.

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

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Sweet Stampin' - Favourite Stamp

Happy Saturday :o)

For this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', we're asking you to do the unthinkable and choose your favourite stamp!  That meant all my cute stamps were out of the running, because choosing between those would be like having a favourite child... so I went with one of the LOTV statement sentiments because I use them loads, they're so handy for all different cards.

We're sponsored by Crafts & Me with a voucher for our lucky winner.

Items Used
Birthday sentiment - Statements- Fabulous - LOTV
Wishes sentiment - Clearly Besotted
Paw print - Paper Smooches
Dog stamps - magazine freebie
Stampin' Up white ink
Doodlebug enamel dots

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

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Flower Heart

Hello :o)

Today's card was made a few weeks ago for a family wedding anniversary, using a very cute (discontinued) Wild Rose Studio stamp that I'd never used before (one day I'll use all my un-inked stamps... well ok, probably not!).


Items Used
Stamp - Flower Heart - Wild Rose Studio
(stamped in Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle)
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs
(will add colours later, I've got them written down somewhere!)
Papers - Petal Fresh - LOTV (discontinued)
Sentiment stamp - Clearly Besotted
MFT dienamics - By the Numbers dies
Leafy die (not sure of the name) - Memory Box
Heart banner die - La La Land
Spray & Sparkle Iridescent - Crafter's Companion
Corner rounder punch
Pearls from my stash

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - let's go wild
Alphabet Challenge - L for Love
Critters & Creatures - anything goes with a critter or creature
Naughty or Nice - your number's up
Pearly Sparkles - happy anything with pearls

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

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Sketchy House - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I've used an image from last year for today's DigiStamp Boutique card... although as I hardly made anything last year, they all seem quite new to me!


My auntie Di (who's more like my sister, as she's only 3yrs older than me, and I'd never call her auntie unless we were winding each other up...) is moving house next week.  This card is actually for her to give to the new owners.  I'm not making one for Di yet as they're moving into a new-build and it's not ready yet, so they're temporarily moving into a house that my stepdad has just finished renovating... not sure why I felt the need to explain all of that... anyway, it's a new home card lol!

Items Used
Image & sentiment - Sketchy House - DigiStamp Boutique
Colouring - Spectrum Noirs
Papers - Doodlebug
Sara Signature English Country Garden Lazy Daisy dies (swirl) - Crafter's Companion

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Sketch Saturday - fab sketch

Thanks for popping in :o)

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Sweet Stampin' - black, white and one other colour

Happy Saturday :o)

Although it's not my team's week at Sweet Stampin', I'm sneaking in to play along anyway!  Our challenge is 'black, white and one other colour' and we're sponsored by Bunny Zoe's.


Items Used
Image & sentiment - Black Floral set - DigiStamp Boutique
Papers - Forget Me Not - Lemoncraft
Xcut butterfly punches
Linen Textured Card - Crafter's Companion
Gems from my stash

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