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Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Lean

I don't know where the week went or how it can possibly be Tuesday already and time for my weekly card for Mo's Digital Pencil. Sorry I'm a bit late!     
My 100 year old FIL just moved to a new assisted living community to be closer to his wife who recently moved to an apartment in the same retirement village.  I used Mo's Lean, which I thought was the perfect image for a new home where they can be together again, and teamed it with these lovely Theresa Collins papers and a Papertrey Ink Stamp

We have a new "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love it if you would come and play along with us.  Don't forget to 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:
Aud Sentiments #276 Anything Goes + Sentiment
Crafter's Cafe - #267 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #422 Anything Goes  
Dare 2B Artzy #June - Masculine
the Male Room #Dads and Granddads

Passion for Markers -#595 Masculine 

Simon Says Stamp -Masculine

Watercooler Wednesday - #317 Heidi's All things Masculine 


Tuesday, 1 June 2021

News of your birthday leaked!

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



I used  Robert Addams Pipe Works dies for our plumbing friend's 30th birthday.  I teamed the dies with an Aall & Create stencil for the background together with a stencil of splats and a Simon Says Birthday Wishes stamp which has been embossed on the pipework.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Krafty Chicks #561 All Occasions
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 
We Love 2 Create #6 Anything Mixed Media Goes
the Male Room #150 Water/Beach 

Seize the Birthday #215 wheels

Time Out #188 Items from your home plus embossing



Monday, 31 May 2021

Mo's Digital Pencil

For my card today I have used All Dressed Up from Mo's Digital Pencil for my lovely friend who starts a new job in financial services tomorrow.  I used some digital graphs from the Excel spreadsheet tutorial package at 25% opacity as background for this gorgeous image and stencilled over the top with Distress Oxide inks.  The sentiment stamps are by Simon Says Stamp.  I loved this paper pieced dress.  It is just the sort of professional look my friend would go for, especially with the hot pink bag and shoes!

You have just one more day to join in with our "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  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 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #275 For the girls
CD Sunday Plus - #61 Pamela's Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #561 All Occasions
Polkadoodles #22 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 

Watercooler Wednesday - #316 Cathy's All Occasions 

We Love 2 Create #6 Anything Mixed Media Goes


Monday, 24 May 2021

Introducing Oskar on the occasion of his Centenary!

For my card today I have used Introducing Oskar from Mo's Digital PencilHe was just perfect to make this card for my FIL's 100th birthday. 


I coloured Oskar with alcohol markers and used lots of dies to jazz up my card.  I asked Mo first if it was OK to add some balloon strings to this image.  Generally, artists don't like you messing with their images but she kindly gave her permission which enabled me to attach these fun numbered Avery Elle balloons.  The Happy Birthday Banner dies are by Poppy Stamps and are strung on a Marianne Design string diecut.   I also used a Papertrey Ink tag die and some Alphabet dies.   Even Oskar is printed on a die cut rectangle.  I used a Simon Says stitched die manipulated between cuts to get the longer shape I needed.  Papers are by Nitwit and Craftwork Cards.

We have an "Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love for you to play along. There are prizes!!!
 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 - #61 Anything Goes with a digi
Crafty Creations #421 Anything Goes  
Simon Says Stamp - Dies or Punches
Sweet Stampin - Tag, You're it! (I chose to add a little tag from the ribbon)
Watercooler Wednesday - #316 Cathy's All Occasions 


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Everybody Art Challenge - Monochrome is On Trend!

We have a new theme for "Monochrome" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love you to play along with us.  I have used This Stampin' Up! image from the "Beautiful You" set and some of my favourite Theresa Collins papers and made 3 cards in different colourways.   Admittedly the green one, perhaps isn't quite monochrome.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe - #266 Feminine
Crafty Creations #421 - Anything Goes  
Polkadoodles #20 - Anything Goes




Monday, 17 May 2021

Baby Fairy Bobbin

For my card today I have used Baby Fairy Bobbin from Mo's Digital Pencil.    I have a tendency to print my images too small sometimes and my colour work hasn't quite done this image justice but I was keen to use these pretty papers and some sewing related embellishments. There is sparkle on this little guy's wings but you can't see it at all in the photo.  I believe the button is a punch, the scissors are Sizzix and the needle and thread is Memory Box.  I love these tiny tags which are punched too.

Our monthly theme, at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, is always "Anything Goes with a Mo Manning image"  and we hope you will join in the fun.   Do please check out Mo's other sites where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies here...

* 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 60 Anything Digital Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #266 Feminine
Cute Card Thursday - #686 Embellish
Polkadoodles #20 Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin - Things with Wings

Watercooler Wednesday - #315 Marsha's all things Feminine  


Monday, 10 May 2021

"Paint your palette blue and gray" with Mo's Digital Pencil "Art Student"

For my card today I have used Art Student from Mo's Digital Pencil  Sometimes you just need to make something fast (for me that means in less than 5 hours) and this image fit the bill.  Art Student, who also comes in a curly haired version, is accompanied by Van Gogh's iconic "Sunflowers" in the frame for you to colour but she also comes with an empty frame for you to create your own painting or drop in an image of your choice.    


We have an "Anything Goes with a Mo Manning image" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we would love for you to play along.  There is always lots of inspiration on the challenge blog and also on Mo's other sites...
* 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:
"Anything Goes" at CD Sunday Plus #60,  Cute Card Thursday #685 and Crafter's Cafe #265, 
Krafty Chicks #558 "Stamp Act"; and 
"Feminine" at Simon Says Stamp and Watercooler Wednesday - #315 


Tuesday, 4 May 2021

A Day for Daisies, birds and love!

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


I used this lovely embossing folder and lots of dies and punches to make this anniversary card for my little sister who has been married 33 years!  The main image is a cute digistamp by Tammy at A Day for Daisies called, I think, "Bird Swing".   Oh, and I embossed my envelope flap with some clouds too.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CD Sunday Plus - #59 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #265 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #557 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Anything Goes



Monday, 26 April 2021

Achoo

The Hubster has a cold so I made him a cute tissue box cover.  
It's actually way too cute for him but I couldn't resist using two adorable images from Mo's Digital Pencil - Airplane and Dream.   

Dream comes in boy and girl versions.
     
My box includes papers from Basic Grey and Echo Park, a little wooden airplane embellishment  and two Papertrey Ink stamped planes, plus a Tim Holtz Sizzix world die.  I gifted Tom a voucher for an hour's flying time in a two-seater plane for when he feels better.  I gave it to him with the tissue box, hence the flying theme.



You have just one more day to join in with our "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  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 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CD Sunday Plus #59 Anything Digital Goes
Krafty Chicks #556 All Occasions

Passion for Markers -# 588 Add a Heart

Watercooler Wednesday - #314 Dawn's occasions 

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Teen Genius

I just can't seem to get my Craft Loft into shape.  I can now see the floor for the first time in years.  Trouble is - I can't see any of the countertops!  
I may have too much stuff!    Shhhhh!    I'll pretend I didn't actually say that out loud!  


That said, I do really love my card today.  It turned out exactly as I had planned it in my head.
I enjoyed using some of my stencils and inks to create this fun birthday card for a much loved science guy. My Glossy Accents feature on his goggles, flasks, test tube and bubbles too. The elements from the periodic table are all relevant to the card.  Their atomic numbers represent the recipient's birthdate and age. 


We are around midway in our 
"Anything Goes theme with a Mo Manning image" at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.   I have used one of Mo's images called Teen Genius.  There is a straight haired girl version of this stamp and also curly haired versions of both a boy and a girl, all available from Mo's Digital Pencil.   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 had this cute little Lawn Fawn science set in my stash with the perfect conical flask stamp so I stamped the envelope and added what I think is a Gina K sentiment to the front too.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles #15 and We Love to Create Mixed Media #4 - both "Anything Goes"

Simon Says - Monday "Bright Cheerful Colours" 

CD Sunday Plus - #58 "Anything Digital Goes"; and
Dare 2B Artzy -  "Bright Colours"; and
Passion for Markers #588 "Add a heart" (It's on the envelope in case you can't see it)

Let's get "Krafty" with Everybody Art Challenge!

Here is a Clean and Simple New Home card I made with some Marianne Design dies and a couple of lightly inked Stampin' Up stamps for our new "Kraft" theme at Everybody Art Challenge.   It's rare for me to make a card with no colouring at all but it's good to try new things.  


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CAS on Friday #203 New Home; and
Krafty Chicks #555 and Simon Says Stamp - both want our cards to be CAS

Monday, 12 April 2021

Thank you Doctor

For my card today I have used Doctor Girl S from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I have had three hospital procedures and my second CoVid jab in the last 3 weeks so doctors have been on my mind!

We have our usual "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  As long as you use one of Mo Manning's bona fide images, you can come and play along with us for a chance to win.


I am entering my card into the following "Anything Goes" challenges: 
Polkadoodles #15, 
Aud Sentiments #272 Anything Goes + a sentiment
CD Sunday Plus #58 Anything Digital Goes


Monday, 5 April 2021

Saying "Happy Centenary" with a bouquet of spring flowers!

We have a new theme for "Self Made Flowers" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.   My teamies have plenty of inspiration for you.

I was commissioned to make a 100th birthday card for a friend's mother whose birthday is later this  month and whose favourite colour is yellow and favourite flower is Primrose.  I bought an Elizabeth Craft die for the flowers and primrose leaves and spent a very long time making these pretty blooms.   I added some simple embossed squares, small punched flowers, additional leaves and of course the all important numbers before stamping my sentiment.  I hope Katie likes the card when she receives it.  


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Make my Monday -#145 Spring or Easter.  I think these spring flowers fit the bill

Sweet Stampin - Special Woman

Time Out #184 April with a quote about gardens and again, I feel this floral card works well

Cute Card Thursday - #680 Anything Goes 

Sieze the Birthday #211 Squares 

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday - #312 Helen's All about Occasions 

Big Guy Golfing on his 60th Birthday

The decorating is nearly finished in my Craftcroft.  I'm a very long way from getting my room back together but I had to stop to make this card for our friend's 60th birthday.  I coloured Big Guy Golfing AAfrom Mo's Digital Pencil, with my Copics and teamed him up with these fab papers.


There is a new "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and we hope you come and play along with a Mo Manning image.  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:

Cute Card Thursday - #680 Anything Goes 
Krafty Chicks #553 Stamp Act
Passion for Markers -#585 Something Beginning with B (Ball and Birthday) 

Sieze the Birthday #211 Square (my card shape)

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday - #312 Helen's All about Occasions 

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Somebunny Loves You

I'm late with my card today.  I have been having my craft room decorated and I am in SUCH A HOT MESS!   I had to use the same papers as last week because nothing is where it should be in my room and access is very limited.  I did manage to colour up Somebunny Loves You from Mo's Digital Pencil and put this together.   

"Easter" is our theme at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love for you to join us there.   You have less than 24 hours to join in with our "Anything Mo's" theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge but there will be another challenge starting next Saturday if you don't make it in time.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Make my Monday -#145 Easter or Spring

Passion for Markers -#585 Having missed the deadline for last week's Bunnies or Blooms, I'm delighted to discover this week it's "Something beginning with B" like Bunnies or Blooms!

Simon Says Stamp - Spring or Easter Mood Board

Watercooler Wednesday - #312 Helen's All About Occasions