Friday, 7 May 2021

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 Animals and include a flap.

I've used the clear stamp set Having A Giraffe, which is an absolute beauty and contains lots of lovely little accent stamps as well as the two main giraffe images. It also has the perfect sentiment for a flap!

I printed out the giraffe pattern paper from Sticks & Bones Textured Animal Print Papers and created a tall slimline card.  

Here's a closer look at the flap and what's under it.

Stamps: Polkadoodles, Having A Giraffe
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Colours: Copic, RV09, RV14, RV52, RV63, B0000, B00, B04, B06, YR68, E31, E33, E35, E47, E51, E57 YG05, G05; Sakura white gel pen & black glaze pen; Miya oil pencils

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, 6 May 2021

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm using the sketch from Inkspirational as the starting point for my card.

Here's my card:

I started by inking up three left over stitched squares in three distress oxide colours and adhered them to the card front. I then stamped, coloured and die cut images from the new Time For Tea Designs Lucky Ducks stamp & die sets.

I popped up the dragonfly and duck onto foam pads and adhered the other images flat.

The greeting is also from the same stamp set and I used the matching die to cut the word FRIEND.

Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Ranger distress oxide, squeezed lemonade, tumbled glass, cracked pistachio
Pens: Copic, Y35, R29, E23, B04, G02, G05, YR68

Huge thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Wednesday Words

Today I've a CAS baby card to share. It's going into the challenge at CAS on Friday.

I've used the mega sweet sleeping critter from Time For Tea Designs All Occasion Critter set and some beautiful gingham card stock from Papermill Direct.

I'm trying to make my mind up about what sort of critter this is - I'm thinking a mouse.

I stamped, coloured and die cut the little mouse and placed along with the sentiment inside a stitched scallop frame. I then matted it all on to another piece of the pretty pink gingham card.

Stamps: T4TD, All Occasion Critters - Use T4TJANE10 to get 10% off an order
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, C0, C1, C3, RV00, RV52

Thanks so much for looking today, it's been a blast to have your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Uniko BA Inspiration


I'm up on the Uniko blog today with a trio of mini slimline cards.

Go check it all out at Uniko!

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Monday, 3 May 2021

AAA Birthday Challenge #25 - Happy Birthday We Are Two

AAA Birthday is two years old this month!

Last year their birthday got forgotten in amongst the first wave of Covid restrictions and sadness. So this year they're making up for it and are having a big celebration with loads of sponsors and prizes to be won. Check this out:

How amazing is that? I've created this card using supplies from one of the fantastic sponsors Lawn Fawn.

I started with the paper and then die cut a small frame to contain the greeting and present stack. The die cut Happy is one of my favourite dies and I use it all the time on cards that I send.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Happy, Happy Happy, Toboggan Together
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: Lawn Fawn, stitched scalloped rectangle frames
Paper: Lawn Fawn, Beachside
Pens: Copic, R21, R22, R32, R35, R37, R46


Before I go I just want to say thank you to all the wonderful crafting companies that have agreed to sponsor and been so generous with their prizes.

Be sure to pop on over to the AAA Birthday blog and check out all the DT cards and our awesome Guest Designer Kuni too. 

Thanks for looking and good luck with the flag hunt - did you spot mine? And don't forget to leave comments on all the DT blogs to increase your chance of winning. 

Stay safe and keep crafting! 

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Sunday, 2 May 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #189 - Up To One Third + optional twist Mystical Beasts

Time for the next challenge at AAA Cards.

Whenever there's a theme like this I always immediately reach for my Lavinia stamps.

To ensure my card used less than one third I started by masking off a corner and adding an inky moonlight background. The dragon and greeting then got stamped on top.

Stamps: Lavinia, Large Dragon; Uniko, Just Because
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Ranger distress, wilted violet, blueprint sketch

Be sure to pop on over to the AAA Cards blog to see what the DT and guest designer Pam have been up to. You'll be inspired!

Thanks for looking today, I really appreciate it.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Time For Tea Designs Challenge #2 - Use Dies


It's a new month and that mean there's a new challenge at Time For Tea Designs!

Here's my DT card:

I've used the Stripes Cover Plate as the foundation for my card. I inked up a piece of card with distress oxides in happy Spring colours before die cutting it and adhering it to a toning aqua card base.

I then used some of the cut out pieces to die cut the leaves from the Spring Blooms set. I also inked up some smaller pieces of card in pinks and oranges and die cut some flowers. I popped a few up on foam pads for extra dimension.

I finished off my card using the Happy Birthday Sentiment die. Remember you can get 10% off an order using T4TJANE10. 

Inks: Ranger distress oxide, tumbled glass, twisted citron, cracked pistachio, pine needles, dried marigold, picked raspberry; Versafine Clair, nocturne

There are two fabulous prizes up for grabs - a £25.00 store spend and a Guest Design spot for a future challenge. Got to be worth having a go!

So head on over to the T4TD Friends Facebook Group and enter a card into the Challenge #2 album.

Thanks so much for dropping by today, it's been great to have your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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