Sunday, 1 August 2021

Time For Tea Designs August Challenge

It's the 1st August and that means a brand new challenge at Time For Tea Designs.




How about that for a fabulous summery August mood board?


It was the colours that reached out to me first and especially the grass. So I started by using some of the Brighter Days papers and the Landscape Edges and Inverted Scallop Frame dies.


I created a summer sky using the Slimline Scene Builder stencil and then added in the main images from Bears Picnic and some smaller elements and a sentiment from Blooming Bunnies.


Just look at that ant - think he's after the picnic!

Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Bears Picnic + dies, Blooming Bunnies
Stencil: T4TD, Slimline Scene Builder
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, summer sky
Paper: T4TD, Brighter Days
Pens: Copic, E41, E42, R20, R27, R29, C00, C3, Y08, Y19, YG17; Sakura white gel

I really hope you love this mood board as much as I do and will be joining in with the August challenge. There are two fantastic prizes and as the challenge is still new not too many crafters have discovered it yet - good chance of winning then!

If you don't have any T4TD goodies yet there are some freebie digis and you can always use my code to get 10% off any purchase - T4TJANE10

Thanks for stopping by today, it's always so much more fun when you do.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Saturday, 31 July 2021

Time For Tea Designs - Bee Happy Stamps & Dies

Hi everyone!

Have you been enjoying the Time For Tea Designs new release?

Well I've three cards to share today which are sort of part of the new release. I'm using the Bee Happy stamps and dies, both released previously but the dies re-stocked due to popular demand.


For this card I chose the sunny yellow paper from Sweet Summer and inked up a stencilled panel using Large Roses.


I went for the honey eating bee - love his little tongue poking out and the honey pot and twirler for my images. The sentiments are from the same set.


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Bee Happy + dies
Stencil: T4TD, Large Roses
Paper: T4TD, Sweet Summer
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black, cantaloupe, peanut brittle
Pens: Copic, R27, R29, R83, BG01, BG11, E40, Y17, YR04, YR07, YR12; Sakura white glaze; Wink of Stella, clear

My next card also uses papers from Sweet Summer and I die cut them using the  Landscape Edge Standalon set to create a summer background.


The clouds and picket fence are from the Windmill Add On set. The stitched detail on the clouds is so cute.


I chose the flying bee with a basket of flowers making his way back to the hive and popped it up onto foam pads for dimension.


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Bee Happy + dies
Dies: T4TD, Windmill Add On Set, Landscape Edge Set
Paper: T4TD Sweet Summer
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, YR02, YR07, R02, R81, R83, R85, BG32, BG34, E40, W1, W3; Sakura white glaze; Wink of Stella, clear

For my final card I created the background using the stencil Slimline Scene Builder


I used the branch from the set as a mini tree and added in two of the bees. They both have such adorable little faces.


In my mind both bees were visiting the hive home of another bee on their friend's birthday. It's so easy to imagine stories to go with all of Jo's cute little critters!


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Bee Happy + dies
Stencil: T4TD, Slimline Scene Builder
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black, summer sky, pear tart, bamboo leaves
Pens: Copic, Y08, Y19, R29, R59, E40, BG01, B02, YR04, YR07, TG95, YG97; Sakura white glaze; Wink of Stella, clear

Remember to use my code T4TJANE10 to get 10% off any order.

I'm really happy that you've stopped by to take a look at my blog today. huge thanks!

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Friday, 30 July 2021

Funky Fossil July Release Day

Yay! 

It's here - release day at Funky Fossil!

And what an amazing release too!

So how about a few more cards to help you make your mind up before you go shopping at Funky Fossil?



A quick and easy card featuring the Merry & Bright paper pad and Enchanted Christmas stamps. The paper pad has to be a must for your basket!

Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Enchanted Christmas
Paper: Funky Fossil, Merry & Bright
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R89, YG95; Wink of Stella, clear
Die: MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangle

Step away from Christmas for a bit and get out into the garden instead. I've used a previously released paper pad and die.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Garden Days
Die: Funky Fossil, Poloroid Frame
Paper: Funky Fossil, Mixed Media Kaleidoscope
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, blender 0, E40, B21, YR02, Y19, RV09, RV17, YG06; Wink of Stella, clear

Back to Christmas with another of those naughty or nice fairies and some left over strips of paper from the Merry & Bright pad - see I said the paper was a must for your baskets!


Supplies;
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Naughty or Nice
Paper: Funky Fossil, Merry & Bright
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E000, E00, E40, E57, E59, R20, R27, R29, YG17, YG67
Die: MFT Die-namics, double stitched circles

And finally that beautiful star wreath die gets its turn - love it! I've paired it up with the love birds from Nordic Noel and that Merry & Bright paper pad again.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Nordic Noel
Die: Funky Fossil, Wreath
Paper: Funky Fossil, Merry & Bright
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R29, G28, N1, N3


I'm sure your head is reeling now! I know mine was when I first saw all the fabulous goodies in this awesome release. In fact I loved it so much I couldn't put it down and I've more to share next week!

Thanks for looking today and I wish you a very happy shopping trip to the Funky Fossil store - HERE.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Uniko Challenge Reminder #66 - Flowers + optional twist Slimline

I'm here today to remind you all about the current challenge at Uniko.


Have you joined in yet? 

Well if not there's still plenty of time to get creating a flower card and maybe make it a slimline one too.

Here' one that I created using Uniko products. hope you like it!


I created the background plaid pattern using Background Builders Classic and then stamped and hand cut the floral from Hello Lovely.


Supplies:
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black, pear tart
Pens: Copic, YR01, YR02, YG03, YG23, R20, R21, R22

There is lots more DT inspiration and another awesome card from guest designer Dhruvika over on the Uniko blog - go check it all out HERE.

Thanks so much for looking today, it's been so much fun to have you stop by.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Polkadoodles Anything Goes Craft & Card Making Challenge

Time for another Friday Challenge at Polkadoodles. As always it's Anything Goes.


The theme the DT were asked to use for this week is Shopping.



I've used the mega cute Agnes Elephant Hat Shopping digi for my card. I love how she's struggling to decide which hat to buy! Once I'd printed her out I cut the card into a square using the largest stitched die from the Posydoodles Basics Squares die set. I added a stencilled background to one half of the square using Distressed Trellis.


I then matted up a background matching Agnes colours and repeated the triangle stencilled look by cutting a square of the Lily Bug Love Paper Heaven 2 digi paper in half. The sentiment is from Winnie Sunshine Delights Sentiment Bundle.

Supplies:
Ink: Memento, grape jelly
Stencil: Polkadoodles, Distressed Trellis
Dies: Polkadoodles, squares
Paper: Polkadoodles, Lily Bug Love Paper Heaven 2 digi
Pens: Copic, C0, C3, N3, N5, R20, RV17, RV55, V09, V17, G05, G17, E50, YG03, YG17; Sakura glaze, black & white

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I'll hope you'll find time to join in with this week's Polkadoodles Challenge - HERE. Remember it's always Anything Goes and there are prizes to be won so you've got nothing to lose by playing along. 

Stay safe and keep crafting!


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Thursday, 29 July 2021

Funky Fossil July Release - Introducing Naughty or Nice & Wreath Die

The final day of introductions to Funky Fossil's July release!

And if you love fairies and quirky and something a bit different then this is the day for you!



Oh my! How much do I love those fairies? My card shares are all about them and the wreath die had to wait until tomorrow to get a look in!

My first card pairs up one sweet fairy with the In The Spotlight stencil. Well this little lady just demanded to be put in the spotlight! And I'm thinking this card could be use for other occasions as well as Christmas.


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Naughty or Nice
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black, dandelion
Pens: Copic, Y11, Y13, E000, E00, E40, B21, B23, B24, B26, R20, RV04; Wink of Stella, clear

Then I went all out Christmas and used the Merry & Bright paper pad, the tree dies and enamel dots. She looks like she might have her pyjamas on and I'm wondering if she's been peeping to see if Santa has been!


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Naughty or Nice
Paper: Funky Fossil, Merry & Bright
Enamel Dots: Funky Fossil
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, VN1, N3, E000, E00, YG17, YG67, R20, R27, R29, R39; Sakura white gel pen; Wink of Stella, clear
Die: Lil'inker, long & skinny stitched rectangles

My final fairy may have just overindulged with the Christmas punch and is swinging from the decorations. Definitely a bit naughty this one!


Supplies:
Stamps: Funky Fossil, Naughty or Nice
Enamel Dots: Funky Fossil
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R20, R29, R39, R46, R59, E000, E00, E40, Y18, Y19

Well that's all the introductions complete. Everything from this release will be available to purchase in the Funky Fossil shop tomorrow from 9.00am. 

I'll be back tomorrow too with a few more cards to share and on Tuesday 3rd August Sarah will be on The Craft Show TV channel demonstrating with this release.

Thanks so much for sharing your time with me today.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Time For Tea Designs July Release

It's another magic release day - this time at Time For Tea Designs.

Have you been watching Jo's peeks in the facebook friends group? If yes you'll know what a fabulous release this is, if no then you're in for a massive treat!

Find out all about it in the T4TD shop - HERE - and take look at the cards I've made using just some of the goodies.


My first card uses the fantastic Sweet Summer papers with the Birthday Bears stamps and dies, not forgetting the wonderful Big Birthday Wishes and Count Me In Large number dies.

Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Birthday Bear + dies
Dies: T4TD, Big Birthday Wishes, Count Me In Large Number, Circle of Love Nesting
Paper: T4TD, Sweet Summer
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E51, E53, R20, Y11, Y13, BG13, BG32; Sakura black & white glaze

My next card is  perfect for one of those big birthdays and uses the Count Me In Large Number dies cut out in non-shed silver card - goes through the machine a treat. I've used the little mouse from Birthday Bear again and the sophisticated black ad white stripe paper from Sweet Summer.


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Birthday Bear + dies
Dies: T4TD, Count Me In Large Number, Smile Inverted Scallop Frame
Paper: T4TD, Sweet Summer
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, R20, R27, Y08, RV09, RV17, RV66, RV69, C1, C3; Sakura black & white glaze

Next up is a mini slimline using the bear with the balloons from Birthday Bear. Yay for the balloons!

I used the gorgeous ombre effect paper from Sweet Summer as my background and popped the die cut image and sentiment up onto foam pads.


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Birthday Bear + dies
Die: T4TD, Mini Slimline Scalloped
Paper: T4TD Sweet Summer
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E31, E33, E35, E57, R14, R20, R27, R29, R32, Y15, Y17; Sakura black & white glaze

My final share for today once again uses papers from Sweet Summer and the balloon bear from Birthday Bear. I love these sweet sugar almond colours on the papers and coloured the balloons to match.


Supplies:
Stamps: T4TD, Birthday Bear + dies
Dies: T4TD, Smile Inverted Scallop
Paper: T4TD, Sweet Summer
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E31, E33, E35, E57, R20, R81, R83, R85, BG32, BG34 ; Sakura black & white glaze

That's my first share of the T4TD July release products all done. there are of course many other delights in the release, so be sure to pop over to the blog or facebook group or instagram feed to check them all out. And Jo will be on Create & Craft today using some of the release in her demos.

Thanks so much for your time today, I really appreciate you taking a look at my blog.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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