Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone. I hope you're all well and happy. As I write this the sun is shining, the birds tweeting, my cats are chasing flies in the garden...lovely and peaceful..... oh, no!.. someone has just started their lawn mower. Ah, well never mind.
Today starts a new monthly Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs. With fabulous prizes from A Day For Daisies and Ike's Art. My card is using Delicate Dancer, a really beautiful image.
The Sponsors' wonderfully generous prizes are-
Prize- $12 Gift Certificate
Prize- $20 Gift Certificate to Shop
A couple more shots of my card....

Isn't she a gorgeous image? Her dress was a real pleasure to colour.
Card Ingredients
 6" x 6" Card Blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamp- A Day For Daisies Delicate Dancer.
Papers- Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics.
Dies- Go Kreate Large Frilly Square #9. Creative Expressions Delicate Fronds (cut from Bundled Sage DI inked card)
Ink- Distress ink Bundled Sage.
Pens- Copic Ciao and Sketch.
Beaded Tulle- Scrap and Craft.
Lace-Dainty Supplies.
Birdcage- Leane Creatief Wood Shapes.
Flowers- Apple blossom, Cherry blossom, Miniature Sweetheart blossom & Gypsophila from Wild Orchid Crafts. Berry Spray And Stamens from Anna Marie Designs.
Other Stuff- Pearls from Andy's Crafts, ribbon from stash, DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal, Stickles in Stardust (on flowers), Wink of Stella (on birdcage) in clear and IndigoBlu Gee-Sso Good in white (on birdcage).
 A long list of supplies but you know that I've got to prove to hubby that I have made room for all the other craft goodies I just bought, lol!
 I'd like to enter the following challenges:-
Before I go, does anyone else like the 'prove I'm not a robot bit' when commenting especially when you get pictures to choose from or is it just me? I do like to know that I'm not a robot and maybe have a little puzzle thrown in for good measure :D.
Don't forget to enter the new challenge at Crafting By Designs. You've got until 25th July and you can enter up to 3 projects with any theme. 
Wishing you all a wonderful week,
Debra x

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Crafting by Designs Get Ready For Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to my new follower Megan. I hope you're all having a great week.
There's another challenge at Crafting by Designs and it's a Get Ready For Christmas challenge.
The wonderful sponsor for this challenge is:-

      Prize - Choice of 3 single digis
This is my first Christmas card of the year and my first ever shaker card. Here I'm using Carl the Snowman

All shook up.......

Card Ingredients

6" x 6" card blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- Robyn's Fetish Carl the Snowman digi. Card-io Christmas Scenery 3 and Winter Woods.
Sentiment- Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments.
Die- Tattered Lace Essentials Squares.
Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. VersaColor Evergreen, Atlantic and Boysenberry.
Pens- Copic Ciao and Sketch.
Acetate- Grafton Crafts.
Other Stuff- Glossy accents ( on snowman's hearts), DecoArt Glamour Dust in crystal, stars from stash, Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white and Stampendous Fun Flock in white ( on the pom, poms at end of snowman's scarf) 

The photos don't show my inking of the sky and frame very well but it is there, I promise. My first attempt at making it a shaker card ended up with me covered in glitter as I'd decided to add glitter in with the stars but when I shook it the glitter decided to stick itself, by static I think, to the acetate making the children on the sledge look like they were out in a blizzard! Also there must have been a very small gap in my foam letting the glitter out all over my clothes :D. As I hadn't any more stars I sat for over an hour picking them out of the glitter with a pair of tweezers :(  So this card was attempt number two, not perfect but I'm happy enough with it.

Well that's all from me today. Why not get ahead with your Christmas cards and enter the challenge at Crafting by Designs which runs from today 15th June until 21st June.

Sending you all a big hug,
Debra x


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Anything Goes at Crafting by Designs

Hi everyone and a warm welcome to my new followers Lisa and Shona. I hope you'll be able to pop by and leave me a comment to say hello :).
It's the beginning of the month and time for another Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs. I'm really excited as it's my first time hosting the Challenge so I hope you'll visit the blog and join in.
We've got two wonderfully generous sponsors giving fabulous prizes of digi stamps.
Prize- 7 single digi's
Prize- 3 single digi images
I chose a Bugaboo image called Frame It - Bears Birthday. 

 A close up shot of the sparkly balloons and shiny noses of the bears....

Card Ingredients.

6" x 6" card blank- Craftwork Cards.
Stamps- Bugaboo digi stamp Frame it- Bears Birthday.
Sentiments- LOTV set 93 Birthdays and Best Wishes. Set 24 Sentiment Tags (party).
Dies- Paper Smooches Stars.
Pens- Copic Ciao and Sketch.
Papers- docrafts (really old so I don't know what it's called ).
Card- Core'dination Pastels & So Mod.
Other Stuff- Glossy accents, Wink of Stella in clear and a fine liner (for the little shapes round the Party sentiment.)

I'd like to enter the following challenge:-
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #80- Animal Magic

Do go and have a look what the DT and the GDT have created for this challenge as they're all fantastic!

See you again soon.
Debra x