Monday, 8 February 2016

Another Penny Slider

Our craft class this week is penny sliders so I've made another sample to fit in with the Butterfly Challenge. There's a choice of theme this time - either O for over the edge or U for Undulating. I've gone for the undulating so made the slider part of the card wavy. The papers are by Craft Creations and they're all quite muted but very pretty. The sentiment and butterfly are by Craftwork Cards

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Penny Slider Fox

As soon as I saw this stamp set by Hobby Art, I just knew the little curled up fox needed to go on a penny slider card. It's just a shame it's taken me so long to get around to it!

I've also use the following Hobby Art stamps:
Falling Leaves
Ornate Owls
Sunny Day Greetings

So I'm entering it into the Hobby Art blog challenge which is All Creatures Great and Small

I just love how he rolls over as he slides along

Sunday, 24 January 2016


It's absolutely ages since I've got my Tapestry stamps out and had a play so today they got an inking. We're using them in our craft group on Wednesday so I needed to make a few samples. This is just a quick on where I've masked the top and bottom of the card and stamped randomly with pink and lilac flowers and leaves before using purple for the little butterflies. Some of the pink ink is pearlescent ans some more glitz is added with some Stickles. The sentiment is by Hobby Art

I'm entering this into the Butterfly Challenge which is to use inks

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Xanthine Butterflies

The first challenge of the New Year at The Butterfly Challenge is X is for Xanthine. I didn't know what it was either but Mrs A has given a great definition if you ppop over to the challenge blog but basically it's Yellow - who would have known!

This week in my craft class we're going to have a play with shrink plastic as none of the ladies have used it before so I've been having fun playing with it today. I've started with the Butterfly Fountain stamp by Honey Doo Crafts. Next I coloured some clear shrink plastic with yellow Promarker and stamped the butterflies (from the Stampin Up set Flight of The Butterfly) and punched them out before shrinking. Matted and layered (badly!) on yellow and black card. It wasn't until I took the picture that I realised how squiffy my layers are so I'm going to have to try and sort that when I get home on Tuesday

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Fairy Freebie

Another card made today this time for the Butterfly Challenge. I've used a stencil which was free with Papercraft Essentials along with a stamp set. I decided to use some Sparkle Medium but didn't want a plain background. I reached for my papers but then noticed the card that the stencil and stamps came on and thought it would be perfect. The sentiment is Sparkle Medium again but through a Dreamweaver stencil. I was going to add some card candi but decided to use the sparkle through a corner of the stencil on the white card

Winter Scene

I do hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying your boxing day. I had a lovely Christmas Day, very relaxed and quiet with OH doing the cooking and me sat in front of the fire doing my new jigsaw. We didn't need the fire as it's still warm here but as it's likely to be our last Christmas with an open fire, we lit it anyway

We were going to go for a walk today but it was quite miserable so we had another quiet day indoors so I got some time in my craft room. I made a card for the Hobby Art challenge which is themes Winter - can't believe that I've started on my cards for next year!. I've based it on a card I made back in 2010 although I have changed it a little.

Hobby Art Winter Scene-its stamp set
Hobby Art Animal Fun stamp set
Spellbniders Nestablities
Nellie Snellen Deer die
Stampin Up Word Window punch
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Three Wise Men

It's our last challenge of the year at Cardz 4 Galz and to celebrate the season our theme is Christmas This is a card I've made for some friends (thanks for the picture Pam) in different colour ways  - I just love this sentiment by Woodware. A very simple card so great for batch making

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Traditional Christmas Colours. I'm sad to say it's another last for me as I'll be leaving the design team at the end of this challenge

I've made another center swing card using a Hunkydory topper and card adding die cut embellishments

We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge but please make sure your creation is suitable for a male

Christmas Animals

Our new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is Christmas Animals and it's the last one before our Christmas break. In fact it's my last card for the Cuttlebug Mania design team. We're moving abroad next autumn and have a lot of work to do on the house before we go so I'll need to concentrate on that in the new year

Back to the challenge and I've made a center swing card with a Hunkydory set matted onto a scalloped Nestability. The deer dies are by Nellie Snellen and the snowflakes by Marianne Design

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Vintage Christmas

Our new theme at Cardz 4 Galz is Vintage Christmas. I've used a cute set by Hunkydory called Festive Doorstep. A few snowflakes cut with a Marianne Design die from red mirror card and a ribbon to finish

Ooops - I must remember to press publish when I schedule a post!