Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spring flowers

Ikes Art is the sponsor over at Glitter n Sparkle this week..
I got this gorgeous image called "hanging basket."
for our 'anything goes' challenge this week.

I coloured the image with my spectrum noirs and promarkers. 
I added some white gelpen high-lights to the bracket
and a little wink of stella, too. 
I embossed the background, to give the impression of trellis 
and even added some corner diecuts, 
to accentuate the hanging basket bracket. 
(which I also covered with wink of stella - but it's hard to photograph!)
The sentiment is stamped - this came from Inkylicious
and I inked and embossed around the edges of the image and 
added a hand -tied organza ribbon. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart - atg - 30 April
Path of positivity - the beauty of nature - 30 April
Crazy challenge - leafy green - 5 May
Card mania - april showers bring may flowers - 4 May
Cards galore encore - atg - 5 May

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A spring card

Spring, at last! 
well, this weekend, it is even feeling like summer!
Shame there is so much that needs "doing."

I was glad to take a bit of time out this week to create this card,
using FLOWER BIRD from Bugaboo,
for the weekly challenge at Glitter n sparkle. 

The image was so cute, I couldn't resist...
I used my promarkers and spectrum noirs to colour the image
and backed on dotty paper which I won in a challenge a little while ago. 
The purple paper
is a really good quality paper and I bought it in a paperpad
at poundland, last week! There were 4 different pads there...
and I got 2. 
Great quality and a great price for 32, A5 papers!

I took the ribbon from a box of chocolates that was wrapped with it! 
 A crafter wastes nothing! Lol...

Here are the challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Crafting circle - use a bugaboo image - 15 April
Cards galore encore - atg - 30 April
Crafty awesomeness - a bugaboo image - 30 April
Scribbles designs - birds of a feather - 22 April
Sweet stampers - animals - 9 May
Crafty calendar - april showers / spring - 2 ,May
Crafty friends - animals / birds - 21 April
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Crafting with friends - atg - 14 April
Creative corner - farm friends - 20 April

Friday, 7 April 2017


This months challenge at Patties Creations is to use:
"Shades of purple"

I thought that 'Gymnast 2' would be the perfect image to use for this challenge.
I coloured and fussy-cut the image.

A crafty friend recently gifted me the stamp, 
to stamp the sentiment.
I punched the stars out of a glittery card.
The paper was from my stash - I have had that piece for years and years, and thought
it would be perfect for this challenge!
I added a hand -doodled border with my white chalk pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by designs - atg - 5 May
Crafty creations - atg - 13 April
The Paper shelter - digital - 13 April
Crafty girls creations - atg - 1 May
Crafting with an attitude - atg - 1 May
Colour crazy - atg - 22 April
Crafting with friends - atg - 14 April