Monday, 25 March 2019

A Visit from the Easter Bunny


This card has been made for the progressive freebie challenge at The Outlawz. The main egg image was created by Sandra Van Blaricum. It has been coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers.


I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout. The card black was covered with easter themed paper from DCWV. The bunny image is from Delicious Doodles and the sentiment is from Scrap N Fonts. The egg in the bottom corner is a cardstock element from my stash. This was matted onto yellow card and edged with an orange Promarker. The image and sentiment are matted onto offcuts of card from my scraps drawer.


Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – A5
Images – Eggs by Sandra Van Blaricum, Bunny with Egg by Delicious Doodles
Paper – DCWV
Sentiment – Scrap N Fonts
Tools - Promarkers & Flexmarkers

Techniques – Fussy Cutting

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


613 Avenue Create – #219 Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge - #5 Anything Goes
Angie’s Digital Stamps - #29 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations – #213 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments  – #223 Any sentiment except Birthday
Cardz 4 Galz - #92 March Hares/Rabbits
Colour Crazy Challenge - #10 Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - #3 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #506 Spring/Easter
Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #239 Just for Fun
Crafting With An Attitude - #49 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations  – #386 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - #106 Spring Colours
Creative Fingers - #160 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - #165 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #574 Spring Fever
Digi Choosday - #12 Anything Goes
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday - Think Spring or add Green
I Love Promarkers - #380 Anything Goes/use Blue
Jo’s Scrap Shack - #274 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #102 Anything Goes 
Passion For Promarkers - #485 Springtime
QKR Stampede – #340 Anything Goes 
Sketch Saturday - #556 Sketch for layout 
The Outlawz - Progressive Freebie Challenge 

Unicorn Challenge - #41 Spring

Monday, 18 March 2019

Christening Bookatrix Card




This is the card I made to celebrate the christening of the daughter of our best friends. I used my bookatrix board to make a bible style card layering card and papers to create the design. The silver paper for both the card and the matching box is from my stash. I added heart crystals from the bridal section of The Range. I edged the ‘pages’ of the Bookatrix with peel off stickers and added ribbon as the centre spine of the book.

The Christening sentiments are from Kanban. Her Mum was having a Peter Rabbit theme so I incorporated a Beatrix Potter embellishments into my design.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – A5
Image – Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter
Sentiment – Kanban
Tools – Bookatrix Embossing Board
Embellishments – Peel off Stickers, Crystal hearts, ribbon

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-






Thursday, 14 March 2019

Three Puppies


This is the birthday card I have made for my nephew Mikey.
He has 3 lovely dogs and this image was perfect for him. 


I used a cute digi called Three Puppies from Birdie Brown whose Etsy store closed down. She does however design rubber stamps for My Favourite Things now so I am glad to see the is still super creative.  I already had it coloured some time ago using my beloved Promarkers. It is layered on brown marbled paper from my scraps drawers.

I used the latest sketch 212 from Feeling Sketchy for the layout.



The checked backing paper is actually recycled from the inside of an old greetings card. I am very fortunate that a good friend of the family saves hers for me and I cut them up and re-use some of the images and elements. They can be a great resource.

I added some ribbon from my stash and some gold peel off stickers rot embellish the corners. Finally the sentiment banner I am pretty sure was an old digi from Happileigh Scrappin’ from my days when I used to be on the DT


Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – 7” x 5”
Images – Three Puppies from Birdie Brown
Paper – brown marble offcut & recycled card
Sentiment – Happileigh Scrappin’
Embellishments - Ribbon & peel off stickers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-



Sunday, 10 March 2019

The Boss's Birthday Card



This is the card I have made for the boss’s birthday.
I have to be honest and say I struggle with men’s birthday cards so the year I am trying to push myself to do more male cards.
This card has been made using the very 1st rubber stamp I bought from Docrafts many many moons ago. It was heat embossed with gold embossing powder and coloured with Promarkers. I have to say I had my Promarkers in storage and unused for nearly 4 years  and not one of them dried up in that time. I was very impressed as I have the whole collection and it would have been very expensive to replace them.
The paper is from a Hunky Dory magazine . I just loved the firework effect and it matches the dynamic character of my employer. The paper was edged with a purple Promarker and I also made a border around the card with it to add a bit more definition.


The layout of the card was designed from this weeks sketch #155 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday . I have added offcuts of silver card and the glittered card is from DCWV. I have a set of rainbow coloured drawers from Costco and my scrap papers are only allowed to fill the top 2 drawers. I go to those before cutting into any other paper. When I had a clearcut before boxing up to move I was super embarrassed about how many offcuts I had amassed. I gave a good few boxes of supplies to a friend of mine that runs a craft club for senior citizens so nothing went to waste. 



I am however determined not to fill my new craft space with crap and actually USE my supplies. I am sure we have all seen the meme about collecting craft supplies and actually using them being 2 separate hobbies......
As a finishing touch I embellished with some chipboard letters and star gems

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – 6” square
Images – rubber stamp from Docrafts
Paper – Hunky Dory
Sentiment – Chipboard letters
Techniques – Rubber stamping, Heat embossing
Embellishments - Star gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-



Sunday, 3 March 2019

Mom's Birthday



This is the card I have made for my Mother in Law’s birthday next week.
I have used sketch #492 from Tuesday Morning Sketches for the layout. Originally I had thought to use the 3 shapes to spell Mom but as I was doing a rough mock sketch of what I was going to do it morphed into this card. Funny how that happens sometimes.


The background paper is from my stash. This is an old Docrafts paper pad designed by Clare Curd. The red card has been recycled from the inside of a Christmacard…. far too pretty to throw that away.
The white card has been punched using my favourite Martha Stewart border punch.

The large hearts have been cut using the Fiskars shape cutter templates. I am rubbish at using the actual shapecutter so tend to just use the shapes to draw onto card and then cut out using scissors.

The white hearts have been cut using another Martha Stewart punch. I have cut 3 for each shape and scored them in the centre. Stuck them together and then mounted onto some of the red card. Please see the close up shot below. It really makes the shop pop out on the card.


The happy birthday sentiment I think may be from Craftwork cards. The Mom lettering is rub ons and I added the black dots with a trusty Sharpie marker. Finally the crystal hearts are from the bridal section of The Range.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – A5
Paper – Clare Curd Papermania stack
Sentiment – Mom rub on lettering
Tools – Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch, Martha Stewart Large Lace Scallop Heart,  Fiskars Shapecutter heart template
Embellishments - Heart crystal stickers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-