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Crafty Catz Challenge - Use Mauve Or Purple

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Our new challenge starts today over at Crafty Catz - this week our theme is anything goes with the optional twist to use mauve or purple. Rick St Dennis is sponsoring us this week and I have used the High Flyin Mouse digi stamp to create this card.




I have coloured with Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils. The purple backing paper is from the For The Love Of Stamps Beautifully Bright Perfect Backgrounds Stamping Pad. I added a few silver star sequins to finish (rather than pearls for a change!)




I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
My Besties Spanish Challenge #46 todo vale
Digi Choosday week 17 anything goes
Penny's Challenge #377 anything goes

You Wheelie Are The Best

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Today I'm sharing another of my samples made using the new release from For The Love Of Stamps. I have used the I Love My Bike stamp set to create this card, which is featured in issue 10 of the new For The Love Of Stamps magazine.




I have coloured using Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. The white card used is For The Love Of Stamps ink me! card and the coloured card is Hunkydory's Adorable Scorable matt-tastic card. The finished size is 6"x6".




I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Friends #82 flowers
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #527 pretty in pink

Steampunk Card

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The card I'm sharing today is not my usual style, but I actually really enjoyed making this one! I'd never really tried steampunk before but I will be definitely trying out this style again in the future.




I have used the new For The Love Of Stamps "Key To My Heart" stamp set and coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink and a waterbrush. I created the background by picking up some of the ink that was on my large acrylic block (by wiping the paper through the ink), inking the edges of the card and using the co-ordinating masks over the top.




I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft #66 anything goes
Crafting From The Heart #203 anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1816 anything goes

Butterflies and Flowers

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Today I'm sharing another of my samples made for the new For The Love Of Stamps launch, and for this one I've created a very girly card!




I have used the Butterfly Wishes and Floral Favourites stamps on this one. With these stamp sets, there are also matching Hunkydory Moonstone dies (Beautiful Butterflies and Fabulous Flowers) so that you can die cut out your stamped images, making it super easy. The sentiment and flourish stamps are both from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set. I have shaped both the flowers, leaves and butterflies by hand to give some dimension.




I have used Hunkydory Adorable Scorable Matt-Tastic card, FTLOS white ink me! card, FTLOS midnight black superior stamping card and some vellum for the bottom layer of the flowers. I have stamped with black Versafine ink and dusty concord Distress Ink and I also added some white Nuvo drops to finish. The finished size is 7"x7".




I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Crafteezee flowers
Cute Car…

Crafty Catz Challenge - Clean and Simple

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Hello all, thanks for stopping by today and for any comments you leave. The weather here is beautiful at the moment - very warm and sunny - hope it's nice too wherever you are. It's time for our new challenge over at Crafty Catz, and this week our theme is anything goes with the optional twist of "Clean and Simple". A Day For Daisies are sponsoring us this time, and I have used the super cute Little Striped Dress digi stamp to create this simple notebook.




I added a white panel to the front of the blue notebook (I sanded some of the shiny surface off the front of the notebook first so that the glue could adhere properly). I have coloured the stamp in using Spectrum Noir alcohol pens, fussy cut it out and added it to the notebook with foam pads. Not sure I am entirely happy with how the balloons came out as I've never tried colouring translucent images like this before - more practice is needed!




I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Angie's …

For The Love Of Stamps New Launch

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Hunkydory's For The Love Of Stamps are launching their new stamps, masks and magazine today on Create and Craft TV. There are 10 new stamp sets, 10 new masks and the new issue 10 of the magazine (which features some of my projects). Today I'm sharing one of my samples made using the Bee Happy stamp set that comes free with the magazine. These stamps are so cute!




I created a hexagon shaped card blank by hand. The striped paper is from the FTLOS splendid stripes perfect backgrounds stamping pad. I coloured the stamped images in using Spectrum Noir alcohol pens, and decoupaged the jar of honey by stamping the elements multiple times, cutting them out and layering them up to give depth. The dotty border was done using one of the stamps from the set.




I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread #65 anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1815 anything goes
Crafting From The Heart #202 anything goes
Penny's Challenge #376 anything goes
Crafty Creations

Crafty Catz Challenge - Use Favourite Colour Combo

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It's time for our new challenge over at Crafty Catz, and this week we are anything goes with the option of using your favourite colour combo. The Paper Shelter are sponsoring us this week and I have used the beautiful Tulips digi stamp to create this card. We are also running our GDT call for next month.




I have chosen to use pink tones as these are my go to colours - I love girly cards! I coloured with Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils. The dies used are Hunkydory Moonstone butterfly and flower dies, Sue Wilson olive branches and Sara Signature Collection Shabby Chic doily.




I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #197 anything goes
Creatalicious #136 anything goes with optional friends/friendship
Creative Moments #140 anything goes
PIP #1814 anything goes
Crafting From The Heart #201 anything goes

Crafty Catz Challenge - Colours of Spring

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It's Friday again which means we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Catz. This week our theme is anything goes with the option of colours of spring. Lacy Sunshine is our sponsor this week, and I have used the gorgeous Rory's Wisteria digi stamp for this card.




A super simple card for this one, but using colours I don't usually put together - purple and yellow. I thought they were perfect spring colours though. I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils then matted onto some purple card then onto my white card blank. I just love this image as you can keep the card really simple like I have here and it still looks good.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts #47 anything goes/optional theme April showers
Lemon Shortbread #64 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #524 anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #79 anything goes
Digi Choosday week 14 anything goes
Penny's Challenge #374 anything goes

Home MDF Plaque

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Hello all, hope you had a good Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate! It was a shame the weather was so rubbish but at least it was perfect crafting weather.
Today I'm sharing a homemade MDF plaque. This was something a bit different for me but I really enjoyed making it.




The papers are from Hunkydory's Garden Treasures matt-tastic adorable scorable. I chose not to paint or prime the blank MDF shape as the brown tone matched well with the kraft card. The topper is made using Sue Wilson's Bermuda dies.




The flowers were cut using Hunkydory's fabulous flowers Moonstone dies, and the butterfly is from Hunkydory's beautiful butterflies Moonstone dies. The kraft leaves were cut using Sue Wilson's olive branch dies. I have hand-written the sentiment.




I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #162 anything goes
PIP #1813 anything goes
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
Crafty Creations #363 anything goes