It's the first Sunday of the month and time for a new theme at Stamping Sensations for "Anything Stamped with the option of a Winter Wonderland" so grab your stamps and come join in the fun. This month's prizes are from Craft Stash.
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Sunday, 4 December 2022
Tuesday, 29 November 2022
For my card today I have used this lovely Santa Napping image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. If you take a peek in Mo's store you will see this exact rendition of Santa on display because Mo selected the work I had done with her image for her shop window.
I can't tell you how thrilled I was. Although I paper-pieced and coloured the image some time ago, I only finished my card yesterday evening and had to wait until this morning to photograph it. Sadly the lighting is still horrible but it's the best I can do in these dark winter days.
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.
I have been a bit poorly with CoVid followed by a raging toothache which I'm sure was connected to how badly CoVid affected my sinuses. I had a root canal yesterday! Ugh! On top of that, I'm more tired than usual and my brain is a bit foggy so my cards today are simple Design Papers made to look like wallpaper with a Memory Box/Poppy Stamps diecut window and a recycled Christmas card scene placed behind.
Friday, 18 November 2022
It's the middle of the month and time for our mid-month reminder of our Christmas Celebrations theme at Stamping Sensations where one of our lovely regular entrants has contributed a fabulous prize.
Tuesday, 15 November 2022
I missed the last challenge at Everybody Art Challenge because I had CoVid. It has left me with a bad toothache - a very unusual but not unheard of symptom apparently. Today we have a new theme for "Winter Forest" and we hope you will play along. My card is obviously showing only the very edge of the forest! I have used these much loved die sets and a beautiful embossed sentiment from Papertrey Ink. I coloured the cardinals with my Copic pens.
Monday, 14 November 2022
I had such fun colouring this cutie with my alcohol markers. I masked the image and teamed it with a small foliage stamp from my stash and this Ready, Set, Snow sentiment and die from Papertrey Ink. I used quite a few Stampin Up stamps in the background also - the loose colour blocks, splatters, grid pattern and snowflakes. For my card this image is identifying as a little girl but it would work just as well for a cute little boy! There is some glossy accents and quite a bit of sparkle on my card too.
Sunday, 6 November 2022
Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I got my second bout of CoVid and have been too poorly to do much of anything.
But things are improving and I managed to put together a card for our new "Christmas" theme at Stamping Sensations where one of our regular entrants has been kind enough to supply us with two pretty stamp sets for this month's prize.
Tuesday, 18 October 2022
It's not often that I can make just one card for my three Design Teams but today is the day! We have a new Bingo theme at Everybody Art Challenge and I have included the board beneath my card. Had I used just a few more design elements I would have been able to cover the whole board and shout "Bingo" but I was aiming for just the top row of Ribbon, Autumn Colours and Tags.
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
I am excited to tell you about a BIG SALE at Mo’s Digital Pencil and the wonderfully talented Mo Manning has drawn some absolutely GORGEOUS new images for us to play with. All Mo's images are available to purchase at 15% off from now through 17 October 2022, using the code provided in the store, and there are some adorable freebies too.
I can't wait to get started on some of those cute Christmas images but right now at Everybody Art Challenge (and seemingly at loads of other challenge sites too) we have a new theme for "Autumn".
My card today uses "Mighty Oak" from Mo’s Digital Pencil. Isn't she adorable? I was aiming for the colour palette at Fusion challenge this month. It's so pretty. I printed her on 6x6 card and then masked her before stencilling a wreath around her using a cute Martha Stewart stencil which I then over-stamped with some script and scrolls from a Heidi Swapp stamp. My original plan was to make a more simple card but I then decided to cut two panels from my original 6x6 and layer them up. The torn notebook dies are from Marianne and make a great background to my image which I coloured using Copics and Promarkers. I cut two little tags, using a Stampin Up punch, from the original stencilled panel and additionally die cut some leaves which I then inked and some little acorns. My papers, which had to include stripes for Creative Inspirations, are Anthologie from Memory Keepers. I think this might become a Thanksgiving card but until I decide, it doesn't have a sentiment just yet.
It seems to me there a loads of Autumn themed challenges right now including Stamping Sensations and Everybody Art Challenge. I'm on both Design Teams and we would love for you to grab your stash and come and play along with us. Please check out the wonderful inspiration of my teamies and share some love with the Design Teams by leaving comments on their blogs.
Sunday, 2 October 2022
My heart goes out to all those affected by Hurricane Ian. We have family and friends in Florida all of whom have been affected and they are very much in my thoughts.
We have a new theme at Stamping Sensations for "Autumn" so grab some stash and come join in the fun. Our sponsors this month are "Highlight Crafts". It is not necessary to use products from "Highlight Crafts" but if you have them, we would love to see them.
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
After a sad day yesterday for us Brits and the Commonwealth, it is time to look forward to a new era. I am filled with gratitude for the wonderful service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll and I wish our new King Charles lll a wonderful reign.
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
After a lovely summer break we are back at Everybody Art Challenge with a new "Anything Goes" theme and for my card today I have used this lovely Prom s image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. There is also a beautiful curly haired prom girl too called Prom c.
I only recently learned that the recipient of this card still very much likes the colour pink and it was the perfect opportunity to break out these lovely My Minds Eye Lost and Found papers and team them with some hand stamping of some extra bird cages for another challenge.
I've had vintage rose ribbon for ever and thought it would be perfect with this image. My only sadness is that the cream coloured card I was using really doesn't like my Copic markers as much as my white card stock and the inks don't blend so well. Still, I liked my finished card, which makes use of some Papertrey Ink diecut numbers and this tiny little Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp, and I hope my niece will too!
Just as a reminder, we have another challenge running at Stamping Sensations for "Feminine". We would love to see you enter our challenge there.
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Anything Goes
Thursday, 1 September 2022
Sadly, last month's Linky went walkabout at Stamping Sensations and never came home. We didn't all have time to comment on your work before it disappeared and I'm afraid that we also couldn't chose our top picks for August. As a result, we have decided to bring forward the start date for September's theme and our lovely boss, Brenda, has added an additional prize this month too. So without further ado, we have a new theme at Stamping Sensations for "Feminine" and we would love for you to play along with us. Our sponsor this month is "Stamp Addicts". It is not necessary to use products from "Stamp Addicts" but if you have them, we would love to see them.
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
I was somewhat horrified to realise that I had completely forgotten my Dream Team post two weeks ago. Life got in the way and I'm so sorry to my teamies and to Mo Manning for letting the side down. I am also using the same image I used only a few weeks ago and even the same style of card but this guy is great for my sewing friends and I have opted for different colours than last time. So here is "Darn it" from Mo’s Digital Pencil combined with some stencilling and some stamped buttons.
Thursday, 18 August 2022
It's been quite the month for us and not in a good way. We were supposed to have been in Europe but thanks to Her Majesty's Passport Office who failed to return our passports, we had to cancel two trips and six flights and I have been completely discombobulated by the stress of changed plans to the point that I missed posting a card for Mo's Digital Pencil Dream Team last week (I'm soooo sorry) and I'm late posting this one!
But it's the middle of the month and time for our mid-month reminder of our theme for "Anything Stamped with an option to Make it Magical" at Stamping Sensations. 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.