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Sunday, 16 November 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 224

This time at one Stitch at a Time, the challenge is: Anything Goes with Giving. So, lots of scope again, and we're really looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Our sponsor is

See the challenge blog for details.

For this challenge, I chose an image from BBKakes called 4 You, so that definitely seemed to fit the bill!

And so you can see the rest of the sentiment, here's the inside:


I added the sentiment in Photoshop Elements before printing and colouring with Promarkers. I added a little shine to the watery areas using a Sakura Stardust pen, and tried to give the impression of a tiled floor by adding a grid using a fine-tipped Promarker. The background paper is from a Joanna Sheen CD - Ivory Cats and I finished with a die cut (die from Joy Crafts, I think.). I used the same digital paper to produce the insert, again using Photoshop Elements.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore where anything goes,
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper where anything goes,
Sisters of Craft where anything goes,
A Crafty Mess where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Milk Coffee where they want a hand-coloured image.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 127

It's my turn to host the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time, and the theme is: A Touch of Charm. So, any subject, colour, or project style you want, so long as it's got a charm clearly visible on it.

For this challenge, I made a card for a friend's parents.

The image is one I've had for a long time but never used before. I'm pretty sure it was a freebie, and it's from The Creative Mind of Sylive. She used to sell through the Stitchy Bear shop but doesn't any more, and I'm not even sure if her images are available anywhere at the moment. It's called Heart Blossom. I printed the image, having changed the outline colour from black to a burgundy shade and adding the sentiment, then die cut and coloured with Promarkers. I edged the topper with Distress Ink. The paper is one of the fabulous papers from the Joanna Sheen Ivory Cats CDrom that I bought recently. The flowers are made using craft punches, and I shaded the centres and petal edges with Pan Pastel before finishing them with some sticky gems. The heart charm is one I got at the recent BSSBS at Alexandra Palace. I created an insert to match using the same digi paper.

I hope you can join us this time, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challengs:


Sunday, 2 November 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 223

This time, at One Stitch at a Time, our challenge is, 'Anything Goes with Distressing'. So, lots of scope for you. Our sponsor for this challenge is:


And the prize is a pack containing images and papers.

This time, I worked with an image from Hope Jacare called 'Snowman Wreath'. Of course, the first card I made, I forgot the 'distressing' requirement. But first, the one I remembered to 'distress'!


A very simple design. I embossed the Coredinations card in the background with an Embossalicious folder and sanded it so the pattern stands out more clearly. The image is coloured with Promarkers, and I finished the card with a couple of bows made with my new Creative Expressions dies.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sisters of Craft where anything goes,
Crafter's Companion where the theme is Christmas,
Creaine where they want red/green themes,
Doodle Pantry where 'any digi goes',
Always Something Creative where they want red/green,
Bearly Mine where they want Christmas Cards,
Crafts Galore Encore where anything goes,
Christmas All year Round where they want 'no patterned paper'.


And here's the one where I forgot the distressing requirement.


This time, I used a background I made using the acrylic block technique with Distress Ink, and I stamped and embossed a greeting over that. Again, the image is coloured with Promarkers, and the card is finished with some die cut bows.

I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Monday, 27 October 2014

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge 126

This time at Crafty Cardmakers and More, the challenge has been set by Sonia who wants us to 'Cut it Out!'

Our sponsor for this challenge is:
with this prize

For this challenge, I used one of my favourite images - a Crafts and Me digi of a Sara Burrier image.

I printed the image onto watercolour paper and coloured it with Promarkers. For the background, I embossed a piece of glossy yellow card using an Embossalicious folder. I added a little distress ink to the background to bring out the embossing. The panel at the bottom uses a fabulous Sue Wilson die that I treated myself to recently. I cut the panel in violet card, and again in white, collecting various cut out shapes which I coloured in the greens from the image before placing them into the apertures. I backed the whole thing with more of the yellow card.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Room where they want us to make our own background,
Crafty Girls where anything goes,
Inspiration Destination where anything goes,
Brown Sugar where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,



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