29 January 2021

Christmas Penguins

 Hi there & welcome to my small part of the world wide web!! I'm here today to share my latest 'My Time To Craft Christmas' creation with you. Our theme for the next fortnight is....

PENGUINS

so get out your cute penguin stamps & join in with us!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Christmas Crafts- beginning with A or B (bauble, berry, beak, black,
 brown & blue) daughter says butt, as in penguin butt!
Animal Friends- penguins

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'igloo' Holiday Huskies by Clearly Besotted
Images- 'penguins' 'Christmas Plushies' by Clearly Besotted
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell in black
Versafine Clair Pigment Ink by Tsukineko in pink
Pudding Penguin- black, cold grey VI, cold grey V, warm grey III, terracotta & light yellow ochre
Pudding- middle cadmium red, pale geranium lake, hookers green, emerald green, walnut brown, brown ochre & cold grey III
Bauble Penguin- black, cold grey III, cold grey IV, cold grey V, burnt ochre & naples yellow
Bauble- gold, manganese violet, violet, bluish turquoise, helio turquoise, cobalt turquoise & cobalt green
Igloo & snow- dark indigo, helio blue reddish, ultra marine, light ultramarine & sky blue
Icicles- warm breeze

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
'red' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Diamond Press by Crafters Companion
'merry Christmas' die cut by Die'sire from Crafters Companion
'ice, ice, baby' stencil by Clearly Besotted
'5" white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & check out the fab 'penguin' creations the DT have made to help inspire you.
I will be back on the 5th February, so until then stay safe xx



28 January 2021

Let It Be

 Good morning, I hope you are well! I'm here to share my latest 'Cardz 4 Galz' creation with you. It was my turn to pick the theme for this fortnight & I chose....

INSPIRED BY THE BEATLES

Even tho I wasn't born until the 70's I love The Beatles. Their music, is like nothing else & I love listening to it whilst I craft! So this theme choice was easy. As for my make, I had so many ideas. Finally I settled on this one, I hope you like it!!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Let It Be' digi image by Power Poppy
Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir
Leaves- tan shades, gold brown shades, jade green shades, dull green blend, alpine green blend, citrus green blend, yellow green blend & gold yellow blend
Text- blue turquoise shades & blue turquoise blend
Shadow- tan shades
Surround- ice grey blend

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Rymans
'turquoise' card from the A4 blue tones stack by Hobbycraft
My stash- card candi

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'C6 deckled edge white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. I will be back tomorrow, so until stay safe xx



22 January 2021

Life Just Sucks!!

 Time for a new challenge theme over at 'My Time To Craft' where for the next fortnight we was to see you creations....

GLITTER & SPARKLE

Every month I take part in 'Stampers Delights' Progressive challenge over on Facebook. This fab image was the freebie this month!




Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Stampers Delight- Facebook progressive

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Sucker 4 U' Chibi by Stampers Delight
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell
Skin- venetian red, cinnamon, Medium flesh & light flesh
Eyes- hookers green & grass green
Hair- walnut brown, brown ochre & cadmium yellow
Bow & skirt- magenta, deep red & scarlet red
Shirt- helio blue reddish, cobalt blue, ultramarine & light ultramarine
Lollypop- caput mortuum violet, violet, dark chrome yellow & yellow cadmium
Text- prussian blue & helio turquoise
Shadow- payne's grey, cold grey VI, cold grey V & cold grey III

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
'black' card from the A4 stack by Lime Tree Crafts

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
3mm red liner tape
'aqua' pure sheen Nuvo glitter by Tonic
'glitter diamond' pure sheen Nuvo glitter by Tonic
'6" square white card blank

Thank you for stopping by, please pop over & see the DT's fabulous 'glittery' creations. I will be back on the 28th so until the stay safe xx



21 January 2021

DayDreamer

 Its time for a new challenge over at 'Sheepski' I can't believe this is my 5th year on Andreas DT....I just love her images they are fabulous. Make sure you  pop over to her Etsy store here & check them all out!!
Ok so our theme for the next month is.......

FEATURE A CREATURE

so after much deliberations & going backwards & forwards...I chose this super cutie!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- ATG with a critter
CCC Digi- sentiment

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'My Pad' by Sheepski
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell
Frog- dark sepia, indian red, orange glaze, dark chrome yellow & cold grey III
Lilly pad- hooker's green, emerald green & grass green
Lilly- magenta, fuchsia, light purple pink & dark indigo
Water- helio blue reddish, cobalt blue, ultramarine, light ultramarine & skyblue

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
DP- 'Riverbank Revels' by Helz Cuppleditch
'pink' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania
'turquoise' card from the A4 stack from Hobbycraft

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Scan n Cut
D,Y,(2nd) R & M- Ecuador font
(1st) R- Florida font
(1st)  E- Impact font
A- mango sticky font
(2nd) E- NA sleepy sloth font
'6" square white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, make sure you pop over & check out the fab makes on Sheepski's Facebook page. Or if you don't do Facebook, we have a monthly challenge on our Sheepski blog. Make sure you check them out for some amazing inspiration from the DT ladies xx
I will be back tomorrow so until then take care xx




15 January 2021

Snowboarder

 Its time for a new challenge to start over at 'Creatalicious' where our theme for the next fortnight is....

USE KRAFT CARD

I love colouring on Kraft card, its one of my favourite things to do, but I didn't think this would look right! So I used Kraft a a layer & for the text, hope you like it!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Paper Shelter- digital image

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Snowboard Girl' by The Paper Shelter
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell
Skin- cinnamon & medium flesh
Hair- walnut brown, bistre & light yellow ochre
Mask- skyblue, prussian blue & bluish turquoise
Jacket- helio turquoise, cobalt turquoise & cobalt green
Trousers- dark indigo, prussian blue & helio turquoise
Gloves- dark indigo & prussian blue
Boots- warm grey VI, warm grey V & warm grey IV
Board- fuchsia, light purple pink, dark chrome yellow & cadmium yellow
Flowers- ultramarine

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
DP- came with the image
'desert storm' Neenah kraft card by Crafters Companion

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose
Sizzix Bigshot
'funky alphabet' from the Die Cutting Essentials limited edition issue #7
'5" white square card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fabulous 'kraft' creations the DT have made
I will be back on the 20th so until then stay safe xx



Looks Like Reindeer!

 I'm so excited to be here today, to share with you some fabulous news. Today see the start of a brand new challenge blog called 'My Time To Craft Christmas' the DT ladies from my original challenge blog are helping me out along with a few new ladies! So please pop over & say hi to them all.
This challenge will run for a fortnight, starting on a Friday morning. Just the same as 'My Time To Craft' does, but on the other weeks....I hope that makes sense lol!
Anyhoos our first theme is.....

REINDEERS

so get out poor old Rudolf & join in with us xx

I have decided to share with you the card I made for our first Grandchild Harvey (who is 7 months in two days!!) to give to his Grandpappy for Christmas. I just love these super cute reindeer!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Gals Corner- snow much fun
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics- anything festive goes
The Male Room- animals

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Prancing Plushies' by Clearly Besotted
Images- 'Spell The Season' by Clearly Besotted
Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir in black
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell in green
Distress Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz in pink
g- green turquoise blend & dusty purple blend
r- blue turquoise shades, dark red blend & alpine green blend
a- dark red blend & ice grey blend
n- lavender blend & ice grey blend
d- dark pink shades & blue turquoise blend
p- blue turquoise shades, dark red blend & alpine green blend
a- lavender blend
p- dark red blend, bright pink shades & lavender blend
p- green turquoise blend & dark pink shades
y- blue turquoise blend, dark red blend & lavender blend
Flying reindeer- dark red blend, earth brown blend & muted brown blend
Lying down reindeer- gold brown blend & muted brown blend
Sitting reindeer- muted brown blend & ice grey blend
Snow- aqua blue blend, light phthalo blue & light cobalt turquoise
Sky & snowflake- salty ocean

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
'green' card from the A4 stack by Lime Tree Crafts

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Diamond Press by Crafters Companion
'stitched strips of ease' by Heffy Doodles
'snowflake' punch by Martha Stewart
'grandpappy & reindeer' stamped using 'tuxedo black' ink by Memento
sentiment stamped using 'onyx black' ink by Versafine
'6" square white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by, please pop over & take a look at our new challenge blog
I will be back later today until then stay safe xx




14 January 2021

Congrats!

 Its time for me to share my latest 'Cardz 4 Galz' DT creation with you. For the next fortnight our theme is......

COCKTAILS, WINE, COFFEE

any or all will do, as long as we can see them on your make!

I just had to use Henry, I've had this set of stamps for ages & never used them, so Henry is a happy mouse as he came out to play! lol!! It did take me three attempts to finish this card tho....two went in the bin oops!! 



Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Watercooler- all about occasions

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Henry Mouse' from the secret stampkit fall 2012 by Whiff of Joy
Polychromo Pencils by Faber Castell in black
Distress Oxides by Tim Holtz in pink
Henry
Ears- cinnamon & medium flesh
Fur- black & brown ochre
Hat- black, cold grey VI & warm grey Vi
Tshirt- warm grey IV
Neckerchief- dark red & scarlet red
Trousers- helio blue reddish. cobalt blue & ultramarine
Lady Mouse
Ears- cinnamon & medium flesh
Fur- bistre
Bow & dress- dark red & middle cadmium red
Shoes- dark red, middle cadmium red & violet purple
Necklace- violet purple
Vines- burnt sienna
Leaves- hooker's green & leaf green
Wine- magenta
Bag- dark red
Wine glasses- light phthalo green & warm grey 1
Ironwork- cold grey V
Tables & chairs- permanent green olive, earth green yellowish & may green
Flame- pale geranium lake & cadmium yellow
Candle holder- light phthalo green
Rose- middle cadmium red, pale geranium lake & light cadmium red
Ground- warm grey V, warm grey IV & warm grey III
Sky- skyblue
Surround- pine needles, forest moss & crushed olive

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
DP- 'Fall in Love' by Love to Craft
'green' card from the 6" square stack 'Nostalgia' by Core'dinations

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Sizzix Bigshot
'ivy corners' by Marianne D CR1253
'funky alphabet' from the Die Cutting Essentials Special Edition issue 7
'scalloped labels #1' Nestabilities Spellbinder
'5" white square card blank'

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please pop over & check out the fabulous new creations the DT have made to help inspire you 
I will be back tomorrow with a new challenge blog for you!!

 So until then take care & stay warm xx


9 January 2021

Thank you!

 Its time for My Time To Crafts first challenge of 2021. Before I get to that I just wanted you to know, I have started a new Christmas themed challenge blog, called
 My Time To Craft Christmas. The first challenge goes live on the 15th so please pop over then & check it out. 
Anyhoos, back to my DT creation, our theme for the next fortnight is....

THANK YOU

the girls have always sent a thank you card for gifts they receive for Christmas, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make a card for Harvey to send out 




Challenges I Would Like To Enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-ATG with a critter
Crafty Animals- ATG with an animal

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Spring Plushies' by Clearly Besotted
Polychromo Pencils by Faber Castell in black
Versafine Clair pigment ink by Tsukineko in pink
Sheep- payne's grey, cold grey v, cold grey III, cinnamon & light flesh
Bunny- burnt umber, brown ochre, venetian red, cinnamon & light flesh
Shadow- hooker's green & permanent green
THANK YOU- charming pink

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
'pink' cad from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania

Tools & glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Scan n Cut
Ex-Boyfriend font
'5" white square card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, 
I will be back on the 14th, so until then stay safe & keep warm xx



8 January 2021

Purty Flowers


Its time for a new challenge over at 'Get Creative' where for the next fortnight the theme is....

ATG

we have some great sponsors, so make sure you pop over & check out what fab prize you could win!!



Challenges I Would Like To Enter

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Frame Full of Flowers' by Eureka Stamps
Polychromo Pencils by Faber Castell
Long leaves- deep cobalt green & permanent green
Poppy leaves- chromium green opaque, earth green yellowish & may green
Poppies- warm grey VI, magenta, deep red & scarlet red
Daffodils- light cadmium orange, cadmium orange, orange glaze & cadmium yellow
Pink flowers- magenta, middle purple pink & light magenta
Purple flowers- dark indigo, blue violet & violet
Small flowers- dark indigo, cadmium yellow & cream
Sky- light cobalt turquoise
Rope- dark sepia, burnt umber & brown ochre

Paper & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
'black & red' card from the A$ stacks by Lime Tree Crafts

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Diamond Press by Crafters Companion
'Alpha #2' by Cut + Make
'7 x 5" white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, make sure you pop over & check out what fabulous creations the DT have made with our amazing sponsor images!!
I will be back tomorrow, so until then stay safe xx





5 January 2021

Mice!

 I'm so excited to share some fabulously good news with you today! I was asked last year if I would like to join the 'Happy Little Stampers ' Challenge blog & be part of their Christmas DT. Just want to say, thank you for having me xx

So the first theme for this month is.....

ATG

(with the added option of) 

STOCKINGS





I used my Scan n Cut to cut several of the same wording out, so I could layer them up to look like chipboard!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Dream Valley- Christmas
Stamping Sensations- favourite stamps... (Clearly Besotted always)

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Merry Mouse' by Clearly Besotted
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell
Mouse (with stocking)- brown ochre & medium flesh
Scarf- helio turquoise, cobalt turquoise & cobalt green
Stocking- cold grey VI, magenta, deep red, deep scarlet red, warm grey IV & warm grey III
Mouse (with candy cane)- medium flesh, burnt umber & bistre
Hat- helio blue reddish,  cobalt blue, ultramarine & light ultramarine
Candy cane- dark red & pale geranium lake
Mouse (with bauble)- medium flesh, bistre & raw umber
Scarf- dark phthalo green & leaf green
Bauble- gold, bluish turquoise, helio turquoise, cobalt turquoise & cobalt green
Cheeses- cadmium orange & cadmium yellow

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
DP- 'Vintage Christmas' by Craft Sensations
'brown' card from the 12 x 12 coloured stack by Papermania

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
Scan n Cut
'monkey mayhem' font
'DL white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fabulous creations the DT have made using the 'stocking' theme.
I will be back on the 8th so until then stay safe xx




4 January 2021

Happy Birthday!

 Good morning fellow crafters, I'm here today to share my latest DT make for 'A Place To Start' where for the next month the theme is.....

ATG

so no excuses, you really need to join in with us!!

Towards the end of last year, my friend Hazel (Didos) asked her followers if they could make a card for her Mom who was 70 & had to cancel all her celebrations because of Covid. So after much debating what to do, this is what I made for her xx



Challenges I Would Like To Enter

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'Flower Heart & Rose' stamp set by Viva Decor
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell in black
Distress Oxides by Tim Holtz in pink
Petals- magenta, deep red & scarlet red
Leaves- deep cobalt green, hookers green & leaf green
Surround- salty ocean

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
DP- 'Chalkboard' by Craft Sensations
'red' card from the A4 stack by Lime Tree Crafts

Tools & Glues
'Collall ' all purpose glue
Sizzix Bigshot
'Labels #4' Spellbinder (with a faux layer)
Scan n Cut
'MV Boli' font
Foil Quill
Gold foil
'&2 square white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit me.
I will be back later today, so until t hen take care xx



3 January 2021

Happy New Year!

 Good morning fellow crafters, today I'm here to share a DT creation for a new DT I'm on! 
Angie's Digital Stamps. Make sure you pop over & see what fab images she has got!
So anyhoos, the theme for the next month is...

ATG

(with the optional twist of)

NEW YEARS



I used my Scan n Cut to cut several layers of the same letters & layered them so they look like chipboard now. I also layered up the image!


Challenges I Would Like To Enter

Images & Colouring Mediums
Images- 'wine bottle & glass' by Angie's Digi Images
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell
Bottle- blue violet & manganese violet
Cork- bistre & burnt ochre
Label- brown ochre
Grapes- manganese violet
Leaves- permanent green
Glass- cobalt turquoise
Wine- blue violet & manganese violet

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
DP- 'Little Red Robin' by Lucy Cromwell for Docrafts
'green' card from the A4 stack by Lime Tree

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'Collall 3D glue with tools'
Scan n Cut
HAPPY- Javanese text font
NW & E from year- Georgia font
YAR & E from new- Florida font
'5" square white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what fabulous creations the DT have made using Angie's great digi images 
I will be back tomorrow, so until then stay safe xx




1 January 2021

Gingerbread Treats!

 Happy New Year to you all, I wish you all a better year than last...to be honest I don't think thats gonna be difficult to achieve lol!!
I'm here with my first DT creation of 2021! 'Winter Wonderland' for the next month is asking to see your creation that include

CHRISTMAS SWEET TREATS!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Twinkle Lane & I got to play with this great image. As soon as I saw it, I thought 3D it up, it will look sooooo much better & I'm glad I did...I love it!




Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Crafty Gals Corner- tis the season
Ikes World- x is for X-mas
Holly & Ivy- ATG Christmas

Images & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Gingerbread Treats' by Twinkle Lane
Polychromo Pencils by Faber-Castell in black
Distress Oxides by Tim Holtz in pink
Gingerbread Person
Body- burnt umber & brown ochre
Tie- middle cadmium red, scarlet red & cold grey IV
Icing- cold grey IV 
Mug- prussian blue, helio turquoise, cobalt green & cobalt turquoise
Candy canes- dark red, scarlet red, cold grey IV & cold grey III
Marshmallows- medium flesh & light flesh
Chocolate- dark sepia & nougat
Bell- bistre, brown ochre & light yellow ochre
Holly- deep cobalt green, hookers green & permanent green
Berries- dark red & scarlet red
Ribbon- prussian blue & helio turquoise
Shadow- warm grey VI, warm grey V & warm grey IV
Wall- iced spruce

Papers & Embellishments
'white' colouring card by Lynda Chapman
'red' card from the A4 stack by Lime Tree Crafts
'diamond white' Embossing Glitter by Wow!

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue
'Collall 3D' glue with tools
Sizzix Bigshot
'frame' die cut (eBay Preloved) 
'Merry Christmas' die cut Christmas Messages by Sweet Dixie Dies
'6" white card blank'

Thank you for stopping by today I will be back on the 3rd, so until then stay safe xx