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Monday 30 September 2019

CCM #242 Add A Critter

Today at Crafty Cardmakers we would love to see your creations with an added Critter……. as our hostess, Judy said, 2 legged, 4 legged, 6 legged, or even multi legged, we want to see them.

I used a couple of my brand new Art by Marlene stamps, the animals, and the bin is from Katzelkraft, to make my journal page. As soon as I saw the rabbit with the octopus/squid on it’s head that ‘should have gone to specsavers audio advert’ sprung to mind. He looks pretty miffer to have a squid on his head, and the other rabbit just looks a bit smug! I created the sentiment on my pc and edged it with black pen.

Anyhow I inky my background with Distress Oxides, and then stamped the bubbles from a That’s Crafty floral stamp set, which I either bleached out, bleached and coloured, or just stuck some diecuts from one of Marlene’s Diecut blocks over. The border is also a Katzelkraft stamp, and I coloured in the little circles in it to match one of the colours in the diecuts.

This is NOTHING like the true colour. To get the colour reasonably accurate in the rabbits I have ended up with the background looking more washed out than it is. I really need a new camera! Any recommendations anyone?

I am entering this into:-

A Place To Start – Sept: Anything Goes
Arty Divas – #5 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments – #236 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. – #529 Animals
Crafting By Design – Sept: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – #171 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts – #317 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – #601 Sentimental
Imagine That – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
QKR Stampede – #365 Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delight – Sept: Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge – #333 Pets
Through The Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze – #159  Fur-tastic
Tuesday Throwdown – #441 Anything Goes
We Love2Create – #10 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Monday 23 September 2019

DV #210 Things With Wings

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is Things With Wings.

I have created a journal page for my Winged thing.

I started with a sheet of rice paper that I had coloured with various watercolour brush pens, adding lots of water so the colours mixed and mingled. I glued that to my journal page and then stamped with Indigo Blu’s Open Your Heart stamp randomly across the background, with Watering Can Archival Ink.

I picked out some of the circles from within the stamped image with Zig Clean Colour pens. I also stamped a larger stamp into three places on the background, but decided I hated it so gessoed those areas out! I edged the page with Broken Glass Distress Oxide.

My Angel is from Carabelle Studios called An Angel to Love. I stamped her onto stamping card and coloured her with the Zig pens, giving her a sparkly layer for her dress with Crafter’s Companion clear sparkle pen. Her wings, which come separately, I stamped and heat infused into Angelina Film, Aurora colour. I did originally stamp them into Angelina Fibres, but I didn’t like the end result. I have lifted the wings and popped the tips of them down with a silicone glue dot so that they look like they are fluttering, and raised my angel up with foam tape.

The sentiment was created on my pc and printed.

I am entering this into:-

2 Sisters On The Blog – #31 Anything With S (Sentiment, Sparkle, Stamps)
A Bit More Time to Craft – #100 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft – #9 Anything Goes
Angie’s Digital Stamps – #35 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – #293 Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge – #9 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – #67 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – #171 Anything Goes
International Art & Soul – #67 Things With Wings
LeAnn’s World 101 = #18 Anything Goes
Love To Craft – #38 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards – Sept: Anything Goes
Pattie’s Creations – #162 Things That Fly
Polkadoodles – #38 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers – #36 Use A Sentiment
The Fairy and The Unicorn – Sept: Anything Fantasy
We Love2Create – #9 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Monday 16 September 2019

CCM #241 Autumn Colours

As the weather starts to rapidly cool off here in the UK and Autumn is well on the way we would love to see your Autumnal colours for our next challenge.

For my Autumn Colours I started with some lovely papers from Bo Bunny from their Autumn Song collection. I used the outside edge from the paper that I gutted to make the flowers for my challenge last week for Dream Valley….. I so hate to waste pretty papers.

The die cut kraft card leaf is from Craftwork Cards and I coloured it with Distress Inks and then went over it lightly with some lovely red metallic paste from Pentart, which I also used to edge the die cut mat and the back coloured layer.

The little corners were actually the waste from a corner die as I just wanted something to take the ‘white’ off, and didn’t want the full corner. I cut this from some lovely rusty red metallic paper from my stash.  The sentiment is years old from a peel off range of Dawn Bibby’s which I coloured with the currant copic pen.

I am entering this into:-

Aud Sentiments – #235 Fall/Autumn and a Sentiment
Bastel-Traum – #81 Fall
Cardz for Galz – #105 Welcome Autumn/Fall
Ching-Chou Kuik – Sept: Fall Colours
Crafty Friends – #118 Autumn Colours
Crafty Gals Corner – #199 Fall Colours
Cute Card Thursday – #599 Autumn
Daisy Chain Challenges – #44 Autumn Is Coming
Fabrika Fantasy – #34 Autumn
The Male Room – #119 Autumn
Unicorn Challenge – #47 Autumn

Monday 9 September 2019

DV #209 Autumn Colours

Our challenge at Dream Valley for the next two weeks, sponsored by the fabulous Sheepski Designs, is Autumn Colours.

I have used a Sheepski image called Butterfly Girl to create a journal page.

I printed her out on some stamping card and coloured her in with a combination of copics and polychromos pencils. She is a little lighter skinned that I intended but one of my copics ran completely dry mid colour so I was stuck with the paler shade.

The background was created with Distress Oxiders in Aged Mahogany, Dried Marigold and Ripe Persimmon, To frame where she was going to sit I went around the edge with just one stamp from La Blanche, one of my favourite scroll stamps. I stamped and embossed it alternately with white embossing powder, and copper embossing powder.

I had to put a circlet of flower in her hair because I accidentally cut the image up too small and made the top of her head square, which looked really odd, so I made the die cut flowers to give shape back to the top of her head! The others I added just for some balance.

The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Big Chat Snarky stickers and seemed perfect for her shushing finger!

The sparkle comes from a Tonic midas touch pen.

I am entering this into:-

A2Z Scrapbooking – Sept: Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge – #536 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Sept: #293 Anything Goes
Ching-Chou Kuik – Sept: Fall Colours
Colour Crazy Challenge – #35 Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz – Sept: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Sept: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends – #118 Autumn Colours
Creatalicious Challenges – #170 Anything Goes
Creative Artiste – #53 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls – #39 Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges – #44 Autumn Is Coming
Fabrika Fantasy – #34 Autumn
Get Creative – #84 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers – Sept: Anything Goes with Dies
Morgan’s ArtWorld Open Challenge – #09 Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs – #30 Die Cuts and/or Punches

Monday 2 September 2019

CCM #240 Pearls and/or Gems

Our challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is to add your pearls and/or gems. I have literally hundreds of gems, big ones, small ones, coloured ones, clear ones, patterned ones….. you name it I have an excess of them, so this was ideal for me to use up a few!

I've created an easel from a 42 cm long x 15 cm wide blank piece of card for my base. The top part of the card was created with a combination of one of Leonie Pujol’s circus stamps, Some Marianne dies and some zig clean color brush pens.

I stamped the image onto some matching cardstock and then partially coloured it with the clean color pens. I die cut it and then cut a matching mat which I coloured around the edge with the three colours I used on the stamped image. This was all matted onto the front of the easel card.

For the stopper I used a Craftwork Cards pre printed sentiment, and made a mat to match the coloured edge of the one on the main part of the card. The gems across the bottom were mainly clear with small bits of blue, so I coloured the rest in with yellow and green copics to complement the existing colour palette. The little butterflies must be 15 years old, and I found them lurking in a box with some gems! As was the large blue gem in the centre of the main image.

I am entering this into:-

A Bit More Time to Craft – #99 Anything Goes
Bastel-Traum – #80 Sentiment
Classic DT Open Challenge – #9 Sept: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge – #8 Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz – Sept: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – #67 Sept: Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls – #39 Butterflies
DL Art – Sept: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – Sept: Happy Birthday
QKR Stampede – #361 Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs – #80 Include a Sentiment
Sheepski Designs – #30 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Sweet Stampers – #35 Dies and/or Punches


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