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Tuesday 13 February 2024

Birthday Challenge with EAC

We have a new theme for "Birthday" at Everybody Art Challenge.  

Today I have used the beautiful "Eliza" image from Mo’s Digital Pencil which is available in her shop here.  I printed Eliza on my card and then masked her before layering two stencils - one above the other to ink up the heart.   I added some gold spatter and a gold embossed birthday tag together with another sentiment.   Even though I coloured the folds of Eliza's dress with the shading in the wrong place, I am very happy with this make.


Do come and play along and share some love with the EAC Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.  And if you have a Mo Manning image, come and showcase your work on Mo's Facebook page HERE Inspiration from my teamies can be found on Mo's Dream Team Blog HERE and Mo has a Patreon page too which you can find 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:
AAABirthday Challenge - #58 - Birthday Hearts
Dragonfly Dreams - Feb - Hearts
CD Sunday Plus - #126 Always anything Digital Goes
Creative Inspirations - Feb - For someone you love or a special friend
Inkspirational -#309 Word Prompt "Hearts"
Seize the Birthday -#277 Spatter

Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Love is in the Air

Stencil Fun Challenge - Feb - Love/Hearts  



 

Tuesday 30 January 2024

Is it nearly Spring yet?

We have a new theme for a "tag" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. Do check out the wonderful inspiration from my teamies and share some love with them by leaving comments on their blogs.

For my card today I added mini tags to my card with this Papertrey Ink sentiment but I also made a separate coordinating gift tag, also with a sentiment by PTI.   On the card the image is  "Boo and Tulipsfrom Mo’s Digital Pencil which is available in her shop here.  



I have tried to colour the kitty in the same pattern as the cat who lives with the recipients of my card.   They also happen to be keen gardeners so Mo's images are a win win. 



For the separate gift tag I offset "More Tulips" which you can find here in Mo's Digital Pencil store. 

There is a Facebook page HERE where members can upload their Mo Manning creations and we look forward to seeing you there. Mo has two other sites:
* the Dream Team Blog HERE for inspiration from my teamies; and
* Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE. 

I am entering my card/tag into the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks #700 All Occasions
Make my Monday -#218 Patterned Paper

Polkadoodles #4 Anything Goes

Snippets  Playground #472 No theme as long as snippets are used (I topped and tailed my tags with some very tiny paper pieces from my scraps drawer)


Additionally, my cards are nearly always digital images just right for CD Sunday Plus who always have an "Anything digital goes" theme so I would like to enter my card there, if they will let me, when their new challenge starts on 4th Feb.  Hope you ladies had a great break and will forgive me preempting my entry which is not technically back linking because I made this for your challenge before I realised you were still vacationing!

Edited to add my delight at being in the top 5 at Make my Monday!  Thank you so much for this coveted award!







Tuesday 16 January 2024

Start your year with a Recharge!

I've started my year with a "Recharge" from Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can find this fun image here.     I used a favoured Papertrey Ink Sentiment and a number of stencils to create a background for my image.  

After a fabulous Florida holiday at the back end of 2023, a wonderful Christmas spent with friends and family, and now - at home - recovering from some quite significant surgery, I have vowed that 2024 is going to be a GREAT year!  I hope it will be for you too!

We have a new theme for "Anything Goes" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations and for you to share some love by visiting the personal blogs of our Design Team and leaving a comment.  


There is a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations HERE, and plenty of inspiration from my teamies can be found on the Dream Team Blog HERE.
I love being a member of Mo's "Patreon" Page HERE. 
There are three levels of Patron to choose from with a minimum of just $2.50 per month and loads of free images and discount coupons for her store!  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #309 Make your own Background and/or birthday + sentiment
CD Sunday Plus - #125 Always anything digital goes
Cupcake Inspirations - #585 Grey Yellow and White (and a happy top pick for my winter card)
Inkspirational #307 Use Stencils
Make my Monday -#217 Happy Birthday

Polkadoodles Always Anything Goes

Stencil Fun Challenge - Stencils plus Optional Birds  




Tuesday 12 December 2023

Food or Drink anyone?

For my card today I have used these fabulous Tim Holtz for Sizzix "Happy Hour" Thinlits dies to make a birthday card for our "food or drink" theme at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. Do check out the wonderful inspiration from my teamies and share some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.


Instead of cutting out die shapes for the drinks portion of the glasses and adhering them on top, I have stencilled through separately die-cut shapes.  I felt this looked more like the liquids were inside the glass. I added an embossed background for additional interest.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #308 embossing folder or winter or new year + sentiment
Can You Handle The Pressure - Dec - Anything using an embossing folder + optional holly
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Use Dies for Diecember

Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Use Dies for Diecember

Stencil Fun Challenge - December - Anything stencilled (I used the dies to make stencils and then inked through the apertures to add liquid to my drinks glasses) optional Christmas





Don't you come into the house wearing those snowy boots, Santa

Today's card showcases "Door with Wreath" from Mo’s Digital Pencil which I have merged with the boots from Santa Napping which you can find here.  In my mind, I could hear Mrs Claus warning Santa to leave his boots outside after he had finished shovelling the path.  No one wants snow traipsed through the hallway!  I overlaid Mo's original wreath with some flower and foliage rubber stamps. I always ask and receive permission from Mo when I tamper with her already perfect images!

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 the Dream Team Blog where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies 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.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #125 Anything Digital Goes
Creative Inspirations - Dec - Happy Christmas/New Year
Cupcake Inspirations - #584 Winter Wonderland
Dragonfly Dreams - Dec - Christmas
Krafty Chicks #693 Stamp Act
the Male Room #181 Christmas 



Edited to add a very happy Top pick from the lovely Cupcakes and also from the lovely team at CD Sunday Plus!  Thank you 

          



Tuesday 28 November 2023

Starry Starry Night

For my card today I have used this lovely Lawn Fawn Image image called Upon A Star with a lovely Papertrey Ink Sentiment.



I inked up some Northern Lights and then obscured them (a little more than I intended) with black ink having stamped, coloured and masked the bunnies.  The larger stars are white heat embossed, the smaller ones are splattered, and the bunnies have heat set liquid applique tails.  

We have a new theme for "Stars" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. Do check out the wonderful inspiration of my teamies and share some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks #691 All Occasions

Tic Tac Toe #236 I used the first column of Critters, colouring and stamping


Mo's Digital Pencil Snowy Mailbox

Greetings Papercrafters!  Today I have used this lovely Snowy Mailbox image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  It comes in Black and white and precoloured.  

I coloured mine myself and teamed it with these fab papers and an embossing folder to make two different designs for some challenges.


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 the Dream Team Blog where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies 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.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Can you Handle the Pressure - Anything Embossing Goes with a Christmas twist
CD Sunday Plus - #124 Anything Digital Goes
Creative Inspirations November - Contemporary Christmas Colours 
Cupcake Inspirations - #583 Navy White Gold
Inkspirational - #303 Seasonal
Krafty Chicks #691 All Occasions
the Male Room #180 Feathers - I was delighted to be the number one pick last challenge so I'm trying again with this cute cardinal

Passion for Markers -#717 Winter 

Tic Tac Toe #236 - I used the diagonal choices of critters, free and design papers

Time Out #252 Winter/Holidays



   

     








Tuesday 14 November 2023

Lace or Pearls with Everybody Art Challenge

We have a new theme for "lace and/or pearls at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. Do check out the wonderful inspiration from my teamies and share some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.

For my card today I have used this fun "Breezy" image from Mo’s Digital Pencil which is available in her shop here.  She is coloured with Copics and I have used a variety of stencils and oxide inks in the background to give her funky appeal.  My sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It is from an all time favourite set.  I have split it in two for my card but it is in fact just one large sentiment.



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 - #123 Anything Goes

Passion for Markers -#715 Favourite Digi or Stamp (I have used my favourite sentiment) 

Polkadoodles #45 Anything Goes

We Love to Create Mixed Media #10 Anything Mixed Media goes

Stencil Fun Nov - Anything Stencilled with optional leaves



Tuesday 31 October 2023

With Sympathy

We have a new theme for "Sympathy or Condolences" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. My best friend lost her lovely cat and I made this card for her.

My desk is in such a horrible mess, I actually cannot find the products I used to make this. They are here somewhere!   I'm wondering if they are stuck inside the pack of vellum paper but I can't find where I put the vellum or the stamps or the paw print die.  The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink!  If I find the 'gredients, I'll post what I used!  In the meantime I can tell you that I coloured my rainbow with my markers and cut a complete rainbow of frames in which to sandwich my vellum.  When you look down on the card you can just see the rainbow colours in the frame. And I was left with some fun cut out coloured cardstock to use as mounts on future cards.  I wonder where I've put them!


Come and join in with our challenge and please consider sharing some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Krafty Chicks #687 All Occasions, Polkadoodles #43 and Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - both Anything Goes 







Monday 30 October 2023

Thinking of You and Wishing you Well from Nana!

For my card today I have used this lovely Nana image from Mo’s Digital Pencil

I am still uncertain about colouring on Kraft but I loved how this turned out right down to the stamped frame around the image which, because of a little added white pencil, looks three dimensional as if it's impressed into the cardstock which it is not.   

Just click HERE to follow the link to the Clubhouse at Mo's Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations and check out the Dream Team Blog where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies 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.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #122 Anything Digital Goes
CAS on Friday - #269 Animal
Krafty Chicks #687 All Occasions, 
the Male Room #179 Get Well Soon

Polkadoodles #43 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Thinking of you



Edited to add a happy Top Three prize from the lovelies at Polkadoodles and I am absolutely THRILLED to be the top pick at CD Sunday Plus AND The Male Room!  Thank you so much!  Your comments on my card made my day!  Thank you! 

   
 




Tuesday 17 October 2023

It's Pumpkin Month!

We have a new theme for "Pumpkin" at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. Do check out the wonderful inspiration from my teamies and share some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.

I made one of these pumpkins at an evening class in Farnham, Surrey, England with a lovely, friendly and uber talented lady called Anna - the proprietor of a company delightfully (and aptly) called Quirk & Whimsy - where I tried my hand for the very first time at felting.  That was 4 years ago and although I wrote a post for my lone pumpkin, I never actually published it.


Since then I have made more.  Like I needed a new hobby, right?!?!  
They are only small  (I can hold all three of them in my open hand) and I thought it was time to showcase them.

I also grabbed some Alcohol Markers and this fabulous "Jack O'Lantern" image from the wonderful Mo Manning of Mo’s Digital Pencil which is available in her shop here.  I framed this cutie in a bold orange card stock, coloured and punched some leaves and added a die cut broom and railings, a piece of twine and a little Stampin Up "Boo" sentiment.  I don't usually make Halloween cards but this little guy inspired me


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:

Aud Sentiments #306 Ink Blending (the black background is a combination of alcohol markers and Memento ink blended around the outside) or a Fall or Thanksgiving Sentiment (for which I have used "Boo" 
CD Sunday Plus - #121 Anything Digital Goes
Creative Inspirations Autumn or Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations - #580 - Halloween fun
Four Seasons - October Fall
Passion for Markers #711 - Green Blue Purple (which goes so well with orange!)
Polkadoodles #41 Anything Goes

Tic Tac Toe #230, I used the mid row Autumn colours, die cut & frame (but also the first row which additionally included leaves and twine)


Edited to add my joy in discovering this card was in the team picks at Tic Tac Toe!  Thank you!





Tuesday 3 October 2023

Thankful for Hobby Art Daryl the Quirky Turkey

For my card today I have used this lovely image from Hobby Art called Daryl the Quirky Turkey. You can find the set here 


I made a CAS styled card with this lovely embossing folder as a backdrop.  I inked up Daryl and spritzed him before stamping to give a loose watercolour effect.  I glazed the eyes which adds to the slightly crazy look.   You might look a bit crazy too if you thought you might be on the menu for a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal in the coming months!



I made several cards.  I truly value my real friendships!

We have a new "Thank You" theme at Everybody Art Challenge and we would love to see your creations. Do check out the wonderful inspiration of my teamies and share some love with the Design Team by leaving comments on their blogs.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Add Some texture

Sweet Stampin - Autumn

Can you Handle the Pressure - Embossing Folder plus optional bees or beehive.   This is a new challenge site for me and I'd like to thank Darlene for introducing me to it.






Monday 2 October 2023

Mei with Peonies

My brain went walkabout after a recent holiday and then my computer went crazy and I lost all my Microsoft products and a Network Adapter which enables me to access the internet.  As a result, I have been AWOL.   But I'm back now with this card using this lovely Mei with Peonies image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  I think she looked like my very good friend Susie who also happens to love peonies.

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 the Dream Team Blog where there is lots of inspiration from my teamies 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.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - #120 Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - #300 Children's clothing
KraftyChicks #683 All Occasions  
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Anything Goes





Mama Elephant Signage Agenda Stamps

I recently returned from a holiday of a lifetime aboard Cunard Queen Mary 2 and it was fabulous!   I was so relaxed that I completely forgot that my teamies at Everybody Art Challenge had returned from their summer vacation and I forgot to make my design team cards.  To make matters worse, my computer systems went completely crazy upon my return from vacation and left me without Microsoft products and, more importantly, without the necessary network adapter (whatever that is) to get into the internet.  As a result, I was unable to post on my blog these cards for the challenge.   


Both cards use a simple embossing folder and these adorable polymer stamps from Mama Elephant called Little Signage Agenda, and some die cut numbers.






Tuesday 22 August 2023

Celebrating a successful Hip Hoperation!

We recently returned from an absolutely fantastic holiday.  Fantastic apart from bringing CoVid home with me.  It was my third time and, as CoVid experiences go, it wasn't too bad but it's thrown my sleep patterns out and I know I won't be up early enough to post my card so I'm doing it now.  My teamies at  Everybody Art Challenge are still enjoying their summer break so I looked up some challenges to play along with and used this Penny Black stamp designed by Mo Manning for my card.  If you don't have the rubber version (which I used today), this cutie is also available digitally at Mo’s Digital Pencil store.  She is called Nurse and you can find her here! My card is for a beautiful friend to celebrate the success of her recent successful hip operation.   I found this fun "Hip Hip Hooray" stamp in my stash and I added a teeny tiny little cut out band-aid on the teddy's hip. 


Mo has a Facebook page where members can upload their Mo Manning creations HERE and the Dream Team Blog always has lots of inspiration from my talented teamies 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.  

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations - #576 Turquoise Red & Yellow
Passion for Markers -#703 Let's Celebrate Hip Hip Hooray for a successful Hip Replacement

Penny Black Saturday August Anything Goes Optional one layer

Tic Tac Toe #222 I used the middle row of "checks, free, blue"
Time Out #245 Colourful.  Although I have used a relatively limited pallete, I think my card is pretty colourful especially with the added dots in the background.


   


Edited to add how delighted I am to have been chosen as a winner at Cupcake Inspirations and to be in the top picks at Passion for Promarkers!  Thank you so much