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Sunday, 7 August 2022

Fairy Tale Birthday

We have a new theme at Stamping Sensations for "Anything Stamped with an option to Make it Magical" so do  please grab your stamps and play along.  Our sponsors this month are "Fairy Hugs".  It is not necessary to use products from "Fairy Hugs" but if you have them, we would love to see them.  


For my card today I have used this lovely Ariel image from Lavinia Stamps and teamed her with some Papertray Ink number dies. It's a very CAS card for me but I enjoyed making this design.  My card was accompanied by a monetary gift and I made a little money holder (using a Stampin Up stamp for the lettering) and I decorated the envelope too.  The Lavinia fairy on the envelope may be retired as I can't find her in the shop.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Aug Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #623 Stamp Act
Polkadoodles #31 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Happy Birthday AND A BIG HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY TO YOU!







Monday, 25 July 2022

Happy Birthday Mo Manning

I do love a good pun or play on words and when I heard this joke last year I knew I wanted to merge Cowardly Lion and How to be a Wizard from Mo’s Digital Pencil for this birthday card which I made for Mo herself!  I asked Mo's permission (admittedly after the fact, given that the card was for her) to merge the images and she agreed even though I actually had to erase the wizard from his bed in order to put the lion under the covers!


I coloured this merged image with Copics, typed the sentiments and filled the background with some stamped stars from Stampin' Up.  If there are any budding Wizards in your life, Mo has girl and boy versions of wizards reading in their beds with straight and curly hair and no lions in sight.  You can find Mo's original wizards here in the shop

There is a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations HEREAnd Mo's Dream Team Blog, with lots of inspiration from my teamies, is HERE.

Mo also has a "Patreon" Page HERE. 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month (plus tax where applicable) and each month Mo offers treats to her patrons.  

Just as a reminder of the challenges where I am on the Design Team... our theme at  Stamping Sensations is "Summer Blooms", and we want to see your "Sunny Greetings" at Everybody Art Challenge .  You still have plenty of time to enter both.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #295 Anything Goes
CD Sunday Plus - #90 Anything Digital Goes
Krafty Chicks #621 CAS (I'm hoping to get away with this as CAS.  It's CAS for me!)
Passion for Markers -#650 Something beginning with B (for Birthday in my case) 

Polkadoodles #30 Anything Goes

Time Out #218 "Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life.  Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true." -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg There are books on the bed so I hope this counts!


Edited to showcase a happy accolade from the Lovelies at Passion for Markers.









Monday, 18 July 2022

Stamping Sensations Mid-month Morning Glory

I joined a new DT team this month at Stamping Sensations and it's time for our mid-month reminder of our theme for "summer flowers".    We have a great prize from Crafty Individuals this month for one lucky winner and we would love to see your floral creations.



My card today uses this loved but little used stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink called Morning by Morning.  My sentiment is by Papertrey Ink too.  

I enjoyed making a card using just two colours earlier this month for Everybody Art Challenge and thought I would give it another go.  EAC has a new theme now for Sunny Greetings and we would love for you to play along there too before we take our summer break. 

Do please consider sharing some love with my teamies at Stamping Sensations and Everybody Art Challenge by visiting the challenge sites and leaving comments on our blogs.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #295 Anything Goes
We Love Stamping July - Anything stamped (optional hot colours) It's too hot in England for hot colours so I've gone cool!









Tuesday, 12 July 2022

New Home

A house moving card for one of the nicest families we will ever know, and their two lovely doggies, where I have merged three images from Mo’s Digital Pencil.


In the background is one of three Tall Houses which you can find here and in the foreground - Treat and Poodle.  I made the house super light before merging it with the doggies and coloured the combined images with my Copics.  And here are the doggies themselves...



We love to see you showcase your creativity with Mo Manning's lovely images.  You can do this on our Facebook page HERE, and for more inspiration, check out Mo's Dream Team Blog HERE.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #684 All sorts of Animals
Aud Sentiments #295 Anything Goes
CD Sunday Plus - #89 Anything Digital Goes
Krafty Chicks #619 Stamp Act
Polkadoodles #28 Anything Goes

Edited to add a new award.  Thank you so much to Allsorts!






Hello Sunshine!

We have a new theme for "Sunny Greetings" at Everybody Art Challenge and it's our last challenge before we take our summer break!   


I used this sweet Lavinia fairy and teamed her with a stencilled sunrise and a Papertrey Ink sentiment.  This is a more clean and simple card for me.  I hope you like it.  We will be back with a new challenge in September 

In keeping with the sunny theme, my teamies over at Stamping Sensations have a theme this month for "summer flowers" and we would love to see your summer creativity blossom! 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #295 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - July - Summer Sun
Krafty Chicks #619 Stamp Act
Polkadoodles #28 Anything Goes
Four Seasons July - Anything Summer Goes
Lavinia July Summer Dreams






Sunday, 3 July 2022

Summer Flowers at Stamping Sensations

Whoop Whoop, I have been offered a permanent spot on the Design Team at Stamping Sensations and I'm absolutely delighted.  Thank you Brenda and the team for choosing me!    I see it as an opportunity to make more cards and make great use of some of my existing stash!  I was recently told that we are supposed to use our stamps not just buy them!  Really?  Who knew?!?!

This month our theme at Stamping Sensations is "summer flowers" and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Crafty Individuals.    It is not necessary to use products from "Crafty Individuals" but if you have them, we would love to see them.  

I am a big fan of the creative legend, Jennifer McGuire.  I absolutely LOVE her work and I could watch her on YouTube all day long.  My card today is one I made having seen one of her tutorials.  I wanted to link to it but it was some time ago that I saw it and I couldn't find it.  It used a stamp and die technique which enabled the maker to create two cards by cutting some of the stamped die cuts in half and using half on each card together with some whole ones.


I have used stamps from Altenew Peony Bouquet today in an interesting colour combo for me.  I can't remember which sentiment die I used and I can't find it now.  I am going to guess that my diecut "hello" is by Sizzix but please don't hold me to that

By the way, you still have plenty of time to enter our theme for "two tone" at Everybody Art Challenge.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #683 Flora and/or Fauna
CAS Colours and sketches #476 Sketch (I hope this is CAS enough)
Krafty Chicks #618 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp -Anything Goes 






Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Crazy Birds for Everybody Art Challenge

Two posts in two days is a rarity for me but we have a new theme for "two tone" (just two colours) at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to play along.   


I stencilled my cake in the background using a Martha Stewart stencil and Heidi Swapp inks  but the main images on my card today are from a Tim Holtz Crazy Bird set which included the embossing folder too I think. I actually only used coral colours from my Copics but the glaze on the balloons have turned them more orange in the photograph.  I love using these Crazy birds for masculine cards.  I'm not sure what possessed me to choose pretty pastel colours but I did make this card for a guy!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Cafe - #286 Humour
Creative Inspirations  June - Masculine  
Dare 2B Artzy June Masculine
Krafty Chicks #617 All occasions
Make my Monday -#177 Colouring (any medium)

Polkadoodles #26 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Clean & Simple

Sweet Stampin - Masculine






Monday, 27 June 2022

Anyone fancy doing some papercrafting?

I have been away.  Twice!   I vacationed in Florida, returned home, and 5 days later I was with lovely friends in Spain.   Now it's time for a spot of papercrafting and where better to start than with this fun image from Mo’s Digital Pencil called Blanche's Desk which you can find here.  By the way, there is another image called Blanche at Desk which includes Blanche herself.

I made a Clean and Simple card which I struggled not to embellish just a teeny bit but there is lots of white space so I hope I can get away with entering into some of the CAS challenges I love to follow.  My image is coloured with Copics.

There is a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations HERE and for other inspiration, you can look here HERE on the Dream Team Blog.  For lovers of Mo's beautiful images, you can join her 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:
Allsorts #682 - So Girly
CD Sunday Plus - #88 Always Anything Goes with a Digital image
Krafty Chicks #617 All occasions
Less is More #467 Just one image
Make my Monday -#177 Colouring (any medium)

Passion for Markers -#646 Celebrations 

Polkadoodles #26 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Clean & Simple


Edited to add a proud Top 3 pick  from the team at Polkadoodles!  Thank you







Monday, 13 June 2022

Is that a Clue that someone is having a birthday? No, it's a Red Herring

Hello Peeps!  Some time ago I asked the wonderful and talented Mo Manning, of Mo’s Digital Pencil, to draw more animals with clothes on.  She has this amazing image called Hello Pig , which I have used here and here and here, which I absolutely love and which prompted my request.  In response, Mo came up with this fabulous fun image and sentiment called Red Herring which she provided to her Patreon followers. I decided to post this early as I am on the move and will not have internet access later.  


These papers are called Cape Cod and I have used a Marianne Designs net die and Memory Box bubbles to add to the fun.  My Copic trench-coat browns are running out and I didn't have any refills so colouring the coat was a bit of a challenge.  And here is our sketch at Everybody Art challenge for you to follow.


I am delighted to have been selected as a guest designer over at Stamping Sensations this month where the theme is "masculine" and we would love to see your creations. I've got some exciting news about Stamping Sensations to share with you next month.

Don't forget Mo has a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations HERE And check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies  HERE and HERE. 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Allsorts #680 Any Stamped image
CD Sunday Plus - #87 Anything Digital goes
Crafter's Cafe - #285 Spots or stripes
Creative Inspirations - June -Masculine
Dare 2B Artzy June- Masculine
Passion for Markers -#644 Birthdays 

Polkadoodles #Anything Goes





Sunday, 5 June 2022

New Chum at Stamping Sensations

Back in April I made a cute little chicken coop card which you can see on my blog here and I was delighted to see it in the top picks at two of my favourite challenges - Polkadoodles and Stamping Sensations.  Moreover, Stamping Sensations invited me to be their guest designer for June so here are some cards for the "Masculine" theme at Stamping Sensations which started today.


I  used an Avery Elle set called "Hello Chum", coloured with Copics, and teamed it with stencils and dies to make easel cards. 


Why not grab some masculine stash and come join in the fun.  Our sponsors this month are Craft Stash.  It is not necessary to use products from Craft Stash but if you have them, we would love to see them.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Allsorts #679 Anything Goes with optional sun, sea, sand
Creative Inspirations - JUNE - Masculine
Dare 2B Artzy - JUNE - Masculine
Krafty Chicks #614 Stamp Act
Polkadoodles #23 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Little Critters


Edited to add this fabulous top picks award from the lovelies at Krafty Chicks








Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Sassy

We have a new theme for "Glitter and Pearls" at Everybody Art Challenge and would love to see your creations. We have some lovely inspiration on the challenge blog and always appreciate it when you would share some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on our blogs. 

For my card today I have used this lovely Sassy image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  I think she is just adorable and is striking a pose not unlike one my young niece might posture.  I have used three different Memory Box foliage dies and some flowers from my stash.  I replaced all the original stamens in my shop-bought flowers with pearls and used Wink of Stella pen on Sassy's clothes and shoes for added sparkle.

Don't forget there is 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 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 - #86 Anything Digital Goes
Krafty Chicks #613 All Occasions
Polkadoodles #22 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - Flora & Fauna 

Edited to add a proud selection in the top 3 at CD Sunday Plus!  Thank you!






Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Roses

I'm a little early today because I have internet now and I might not have it later and I have used this lovely Roses in Vase image from  Mo’s Digital Pencil for our new theme at Everybody Art Challenge which is "Roses".  I coloured my roses with Copics and added some sparkle to the vase - which I know is hard to see, and to the three dimensional liquid pearls on the flowers.  My pretty design papers are what I had on hand.

Grab some rosie design paper, a rose image or some paper roses and join in the fun with us.  Don't forget to share some love with our Design Team by leaving comments on our blogs.

And if you want to make a card with a Mo Manning image, you can always post it HERE in Mo's Facebook Clubhouse. These other sites also have lots of Mo's Digital Pencil 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:
Allsorts #676 Add some sparkle
CD Sunday Plus - #85 Anything digital goes
Dare 2B Artzy May - Flowers
Make my Monday -#174 Springtime

Polkadoodles #Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - May Flora & Fauna





Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Wedding

I made this card for our "wedding" theme at Everybody Art Challenge We would love it if you would play along with us with your own wedding themed creations.

I have used store-bought flowers and teamed them with these great letter tags from Stampin Up.  The bride's initials are KS and the groom's - SK, so these letters worked really well together.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Dare 2B Artzy May - Flowers
Krafty Chicks #609 All Occasions
We Love to Create Mixed Media #5 Anything Mixed Media.  I'm not sure my card is mixed media enough but it does include stamping, diecutting, dry embossing, lace, pearls  and floral embellishments.

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations - May - Flora & Fauna.  I hope there is enough stamping for this challenge - two sentiments and the initials are stamped and they do form the basis of the whole card but please forgive me if there is insufficient stamping. 






Darn it - I'm late today!

I have been a bit busy and I'm sorry I'm late with my post today but here is my DT card for Mo’s Digital Pencil, using this fabulous Darn it image from Mo's store.  I tried to be a bit artsy and added some Aall & Create stamping and did some stencilling too.  I think it turned out quite well.

Mo has a Facebook Clubhouse 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 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:
Allsorts #674 Anything goes, optional scene
CD Sunday Plus - #84 Always anything digital goes
Krafty Chicks #609 All Occasions
Make my Monday -#173 Happy Birthday

Polkadoodles #18 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Masculine, and 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

We Love to Create Mixed Media #5 Anything Mixed Media


Edited to add how happy I am to have received a top pick award from one of my favourite challenge sites.  Thank you



Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Lots of Luck

For my card today I have used this lovely Lots of Luck image from Mo’s Digital Pencil for our new theme at Everybody Art Challenge where we want to see your "Monochrome" creations.  This means using just one colour although I am hoping that skin and hair are ok to be excluded. 


I have additionally used two stencils in the background of my image, paper pieced the little girl's outfit with my design papers, punched several shamrocks and included a Stampin Up sentiment on a tag die cut which I believe is from Simon Says Stamp.

Feel free to enter any Mo Manning creations you make on our Facebook page HERE 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 - #83 Always Anything Digital Goes
Polkadoodles #16 Anything Goes 

We Love to Create Mixed Media #March Wk 4 - Anything Mixed Media Goes (I stencilled, coloured, paper pieced...)

Stamping Sensations - April "I love... stencilling behind a coloured image and paper piecing coordinating DPs"