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Monday, 10 January 2022

Happy New Year and it's ...Game On

This card is for the eldest of my two nephews who sadly broke his wrist prior to his birthday and is in plaster. I used Game On from Mo's Digital Pencil I used a little liquid applique on his arm for a plaster cast and drew around it with a black pen.  Sentiments are by Papertrey Ink


We have a new Anything Goes theme at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.  

Sadly Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge has now closed but we do still have a Facebook page for your Mo Manning creations. It's easy to become a member.  Just click HERE  Don't forget you must use a bona fide Mo Manning digital or rubber image for any cards posted there.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE. 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month! 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #76 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations January - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #593 Stamp Act
the Male Room #158 For a Teenager

Polkadoodles #2 Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - January Anything Goes with an optional die.


 

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Mo's Sheep

I'm late with my card today.  Sorry about that.   The Hubster and I spent the last few weeks enjoying some wonderful Florida sunshine and we just got back yesterday.   This was the Christmas card I made for Tom who tells me he doesn't really "do" Christmas.  I took a few liberties with this image from Mo Manning which is called "Sheep" and is available here The original sheep have flowers in their mouths and grass and flowers on the hills but because I wanted to make a winter scene, when flowers and grass are scarce, I erased them.   Instead I added little santa hats to all but the main sheep. I printed my image teeny tiny to fit inside my little Papertrey Ink frame  which made them quite tricky to colour!!!  Even more tricky was the largest sheep because I printed him much larger directly onto shrink plastic and then coloured him before shrinking him to fit the background image.  Apparently Copic markers and shrink plastic don't work too well together because the alcohol ink of the marker makes the printed image bleed but I was nevertheless happy with the results because the dimension of the shrink plastic adds some extra interest.

My snow flakes are Tim Holtz Sizzix I think and the sentiment has been word processed.  I also added some inky splats to my snowy embossed card blank too.



Sadly Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge has now closed but we do still have a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations and we look forward to seeing you there. It's easy to become a member.  Just click HERE  Don't forget you must use a bona fide Mo Manning digital or rubber image for any cards posted there.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE. 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Cafe - #280 Favourites (Mo Manning images are my favourites!)
Crafty Creations # 428 Anything Goes - I'm so sad that this challenge is closing down 
Creative Inspirations - Christmas Time
Krafty Chicks #591 All Occasions
Passion for Markers -#621 Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - December choose a theme and stamp it

Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas 
Watercooler Wednesday - #331 Marsha's Anything Goes
We Love to Create #1 - Anything Mixed Media  

Monday, 13 December 2021

Giggling

For my card today I have merged three images from Mo's Digital Pencil to make a scene.  My background is Snowy House which is available in Mo's store HERE.   In the foreground, I have used Giggling Snowman which you can find HERE and another snowman - Let it Snow which was a freebie gift for members of Mo's Patreon Page HERE. There are three levels of patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month! My diecut snowflakes are Tim Holtz and my sentiment, including the diecut "SNOW" are from Papertrey Ink.


We have a new theme for "Christmas" at Everybody Art Challenge which starts tomorrow and we would love to see your creations. I'm a little early posting this week in order to avoid a potential internet loss.

There is also our final "Anything Mo's Goes" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we look forward to seeing you there too.   Don't forget you must use a bona fide Mo Manning digital or rubber image in order to enter.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #289 Christmas, winter, new year + a sentiment
CD Sunday Plus - #75 Anything Digital Goes
Crafty Creations #428 Anything Goes. So sad this is their last challenge.  
Creative Inspirations #Christmas Time
Krafty Chicks #589 Christmas

Passion for Markers -#621 Mega Christmas 

Simon Says Stamp - Cold as Ice

Stamping Sensations - December - Choose a theme and stamp it
Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas

Watercooler Wednesday - #330  All About occasions

and 

Christmas Craft Creations Make a scene (edited to add) 

for which I received an honourable mention!





Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Blue and White with EAC

For my card today I have used this pretty Lavinia stamp on an inky background for our new "Blue and White" theme at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.  


I am very behind this week as I have been away again and sadly I don't have time to enter any challenges.   Thanks for stopping by!

Will you be Gnome for Christmas?

So, you know how some days just go awry?  That's what happened to me yesterday.  The card I had planned for today is not with it's recipient and I don't want to post it just yet.  Another I had in the pipeline isn't quite ready and so I'm going for gnomes!  I have made some of these previously and I have great fun selecting the right gnomes for the homes to which they are going.  The background is double stencilled with numbers over a tree shape.


My number dies are by Tim Holtz and the star is Memory Box but the real stars of my card are Alma, Egli and Hedda from Mo's Digital Pencil and you can find them with other gnomes in Mo's store.  Alma comes with Alf here, Tini comes with Egli here and Frode comes with Hedda here  
You have just one more day to join in with our "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  This month we have an optional "Thanks" theme.  We so enjoy seeing your creations and another challenge will start on Saturday.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

No challenge entries for me today.  I'm too behind!


Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Candy Cane Pug Birthday

Hi there Peeps!  I'm back with this winter birthday card today for which I have used Candy Cane Pug from Mo's Digital Pencil.  

We have a new theme for "Candy" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. 

There is also a current "Anything Goes theme with the option for thanks" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we look forward to seeing you there too.   Don't forget you must use a bona fide Mo Manning digital or rubber image in order to enter.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE. 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #73 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #427 Anything Goes  
Creative Inspirations #Wonderful winter/feeling festive

Polkadoodles #46 Anything goes

Sweet Stampin - Use red


Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Condolences at Everybody Art Challenge

For my card today I have used a feather stamp and die from Papertrey Ink and teamed it with a scene inked from scratch.  I believe the With Sympathy embossing folder is by Darice but I could be wrong.  The ripples on the ocean are by Stampin Up and the bird is a stamp too - possibly by Inkylicious  


We have a new theme for "Condolences" at 
Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Krafty Chicks #583 All Occasions
Make my Monday -#160 "E(scape) it"- I have a little seascape

Polkadoodles #44 "Anything Goes"

Simon Says Stamp - "Anything Goes"

Time Out # 199 "Down to Earth" Although my scene is a seascape (70% of the earth is, after all, covered in ocean) and I always think a feather falling down to earth is a sign of a departed loved one nearby.  



Monday, 1 November 2021

Flossie and Freddie at the Beach

For my card today I have used two new images from Mo's Digital Pencil. These are Flossie and Freddie at the Beach.  Flossie was one of many monthly Freebies that are available to Patrons of Mo's Patreon Page which you can find here.  There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  "Long time no sea" is the sentiment which accompanies Freddie and I used it on the inside of this card which is for our friend who lives on Siesta Key, Florida.  I have merged these two cuties with a photograph I took of the life guard station there some years ago.



You have just one more day to join in with our "Anything Mo's with the option of Fall" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  We so enjoy seeing your creations.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #72 Anything Digital Goes
Krafty Chicks #583 All Occasions
Make my Monday -#120 E(scape) it.  Another Sea scape from me

Polkadoodles #44 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp -Anything Goes 

Watercooler Wednesday - # All things Feminine

Edited to add how delighted I am that this card was chosen by Heidi as one of the team's Watercooler Rockers

and also received this fabulous Golden Egg accolade from Kraft Chicks



Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Fun with Friends at Everybody Art Challenge

We have a new theme starting today at Everybody Art Challenge for "Fun with Friends".  You can interpret that as you wish.

I decided to showcase two of these cute Lavinia Hedgehogs from The "The Wallace Family"  The foliage around the top of my card is, I believe, Orchid also from Lavinia. 


My background was done with a gel plate and Brushos.  I'm still learning to use this but I was very pleased with this print.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations #Sept/Oct Fall or Halloween (I opted for an orange, purple and black background which I think is perfect for Fall and Halloween even though my card isn't spooky)
Cute Card Thursday - #693 Anything Goes with optional Halloween. I can't believe this challenge is closing!  I have been playing along with CCT for years and I'm really sorry to see it close. 
Passion for Markers -#613 Make it Cute (This post is scheduled so I hope I make it in time)

Polkadoodles #42 Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - October - Animals, birds, bugs; and, if I can work out how

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - October "Magic Meadow"



Monday, 18 October 2021

Jo Painting with stamps and stencils

For my card today I have used Jo Painting from Mo's Digital PencilOur current theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is "Anything goes with the option of Autumn" and you just need a bona fide Mo Manning image to play along.   


I used stencils and second generation stamps on the background of my card to make an artsy backdrop for Jo who has been coloured in Copics.   My background stamps are a mix of Hobby Art and Stamping Bella.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  The number and splatter stencils are from a selection.

And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #71 Anything Digital Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #276 Use a Stencil
Crafty Creations #426 Anything Goes  
Seize the Birthday #225 Use a Stencil

Watercooler Wednesday - #326 Helen's All Occasions 

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Pumpkin Witch

For my card today I have used Pumpkin Witch from Mo's Digital Pencil. This image is perfect for our new "Pumpkin" theme at Everybody Art Challenge.   There is also a current "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge with an optional theme of "Fall".  Mo has lots of lovely autumnal images, many of which contain pumpkins.  Why not pop along to her shop and buy one and enter both challenges.  We would love to see you!


And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I think that's an Impression Obsession Witch die over the Inkylicious moon and I used my old favourite Bat Railing punch from Martha Stewart at the bottom.  The heat embossed sentiment is by Hampton Art.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe - #275 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #Sept/Oct Fabulous Fall or Happy Halloween
Dare 2B Artzy October - Fall
Krafty Chicks #579 Anything Goes

Polkadoodles #40 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 




I just came across these sweet treats I made for my niece and nephew years ago and thought I would pop a pic in here too.  I used Waltzing Mouse sentiment stamps to label these treats.  I loved Claire Brennan's WM stamps and miss her!


Edited to add ... My card was a Top 3 Pick at Crafter's Cafe.  Thank you!



Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Mo's The Sailor Man

For my card today I have used The Sailor Man from Mo's Digital PencilHe is from the retired section I believe.   The background is stamped with some Stampin Up images and I have done some stencilling before word processing the sentiment and cutting my Papertrey Ink numbers.   I used my Copics to colour this guy


Of course to an oldy like me, 40 seems such a young age but I felt it was enough of a milestone to use this sentiment which I saw online somewhere.  I'm sorry I cannot credit the author. 
And I made an envelope to match with some Joy Craft stamps


You don't have long to join in with our "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge where we are keen to see Mo's retired images but any Mo Manning image is eligible.  We so enjoy seeing your creations.  And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CD Sunday Plus - #70 Anything Digital Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #692 Anything Goes with optional Birthday theme
Krafty Chicks #578 All Occasions
Simon Says Stamp - Card & Matching Envelope
Watercooler Wednesday - #325 All things Masculine

Edited to add a win for this card from one of my favourite challenges at Watercooler Wednesday!  Thank you!  




Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Anything but a card with Everybody Art Challenge

I am lucky enough to have a real artist, Anna, who lives not too far away and who offers classes in ceramics and felting.  I have yet to try my hand at ceramics but I sooooo enjoyed having a go at felting with Quirk & Whimsy.  She sells her lovely wares at local craft fairs mostly, I think, in Surrey and Hampshire so do look out for her. At one of her classes, I made this little house with poplar trees similar to a design by Anna.   


It was just right for our new theme at Everybody Art Challenge where we want to see anything crafty but not a card.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #425 Anything Goes  
the Male Room #154 Natures Bounty



Monday, 20 September 2021

Cookie Gremlins prefer Meringues

This is Cookie Gremlin from Mo's Digital Pencil. Cookie Gremlin is, not surprisingly, carrying cookies in Mo's original image but I painted over the top of them with some liquid applique and turned them into meringues.


I did ask Mo at the time if she minded me altering her cookies ever so slightly and she kindly agreed.   This is a thank you card for our friends with whom we had spent a marvellous weekend.  My friend always introduces me to a new baking experience, which makes good use of her Kitchen Aid mixer, when we stay.  On this occasion we made meringues and a berry coulis plus a vanilla cream to go on top - all from scratch.  They were delicious and we had such fun together. 

Our current theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is "a trip down memory lane" and we would love to see you use a Mo Manning image from the retiring section of the store which you can find here to play along.  It's not imperative to use a retiring image to enter the challenge, anything goes as long as you use a Mo Manning image in your design.   

And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #69 Anything Digital Goes
Passion for Markers -#609 Something Beginning with B like BAKING! 

Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Layers

Watercooler Wednesday - #324 Kath's All Occasions

Edited to add a win from CD Sunday Plus









Monday, 13 September 2021

"There is nothing Wrong with things taking time" James Dyson

For my card today I have used Suso from the retiring section of Mo's Digital Pencil.     Suso comes with the James Dyson quote in the post title but I simply stuck with this Papertrey Ink Belated Birthday sentiment. Our current theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge is "a trip down memory lane" and we want you to use a Mo Manning image from the retiring section of the store which you can find here to play along.   

 And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies.
* Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration
* Mo's Facebook Clubhouse HERE, and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month!  

We have a new theme for " Autumn" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #283 Birthday Sentiment
CD Sunday Plus - #69 Anything Digital Goes
Crafty Creations #425 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday - #692 Birthday
Polkadoodles #36 Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday - #324 Kath's All about Occasions