Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Creative Moments Challenge 92

Happy Wednesday

This week over at Creative Moments the theme as always is Anything Goes, and the optional twist is Showers and/or Rainbows

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is 

I have used the image Gizelle Melancholy Moppet

I have coloured her with Copic markers and cut the image out with Spellbinders Astoria Labels, in fact almost everything is Spellbinders, the accent pieces are Decorative Swallowtail Tags.
The embossing folder is Fancy Tags Two and the greenery is Di D-lites Ferns
The only thing not Spellbinders is the blossom, made with an EK Success punch.

Ok I admit it I am a total Spellbinders addict and probably should find a support group :-)

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week as always at the end of the month, the theme over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge is 
Anything Goes

One of our lovely sponsors this week is 

My card uses the image - Playmate Pablo

I used several embossing folders for this card, firstly the white background is embossed with Creative Expressions 8x8 Textures - Linen, I have then used Spellbinders Steel Rule Die - Hexi & Friends to cut out the shapes and I also embossed them with an A2 Cuttlebug folder - Seeing Spots. 
I coloured the image with Copics and fussy cut it out, this is mounted on to a Spellbinders Standard Circles that has been embossed with a Cuttlebug A2 folder - Spots and Dots, I then used a brayer and some Versa Mark ink to the raised areas and heat embossed with a pearl embossing powder, this close-up shows it better

I finally mounted that on to a Spellbinders Pinking Circles.
The sentiment is from Trimcraft - Curiosity Corner Sentiments.

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Monday, 18 April 2016

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz Greetings Challenge , the theme is "Furry & Funny, so in other words, animals in a humorous situation or with a funny sentiment.

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week

My first card uses the Dr Digi image - Cheshire Cat

Coloured with Copic's, I also used Spellbinders Savoy Labels & Kitty Play. The embossing folder is Creative expressions 5x7 Paw Print Lattice

My second card uses the QKR Stampede image - Warm & Fuzzy

I used Spellbinders Grand Daliah to make the card base and layers, the foliage is Spellbinders Ferns, and the little flowers are made with an EK Success blossom punch

Sunday, 17 April 2016

613 Avenue Create & Demo News

Happy Sunday

Firstly if you are in the Canterbury area today, I will be in the Range store between 11am & 4pm today, demonstrating products and tips and techniques for all manner of paper craft, it would be lovely to see you.

This week over at 613 Avenue Create we have some lovely sponsors, amongst them is 

My card uses the image Lizabeth's Daffodils

I have coloured her with Copic markers and used Spellbinders Tripple Floral, and Creative Expressions embossing folder - A4 Leafy Montage to finish the card.

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Crafters Cafe Challenge

Happy Friday

This time over at The Crafters Cafe , the theme is "What Season are you in", as I am in the UK it is Spring and I love it!

One of our lovely sponsors for this challenge is

My card uses images from Flower Power Kit

I used a MS punch for the boarder and Spellbinders Petite Labels 1 to cut out the sentiment

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Creative Moments Challenge 91

Happy Wednesday

This fortnight over at Creative Moments, the theme is as always anything goes and the optional twist is "make it funny" as April 14th is International Moments of Laughter Day

We have some wonderful sponsors for this challenge and I am using an image from

The image is called Oh My

I have coloured her with Copic markers and mat and layered her with Spellbinders Card Creator Elegant Labels Four, I have also used this set to cut the sentiment, this is by Funny Bones. The embossing is done with an Ebosser A4 folder Sophisticated. The flowers are Spellbinders Marissa Bouquet, I must say I love this set, as the flowers are such a great size for card making and there are several different shapes of flowers as well as leaves.

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Let There be Sky

Happy Monday

This week over at The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge, I have the pleasure of hosting this weeks challenge. The theme this week is "Let There be Sky"

Our lovely sponsor is

My Card uses the image Kite Fun Panda

I created the sky with ink and a template, you can see this technique here at Splitcoast Stampers

There is also a video 

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Happy Tuesday

I am a little late with this due to my internet going again Sunday night, apparently the fault was caused by a thunderstorm, but I do sometimes wonder about some of the excuses I am told, ho hum on to the craftiness.

This week over at the Outlawz Greetings challenge  and the lovely Rannah is hosting the challenge this week, the theme is "Absolutely No Corners" 

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is 

My card uses the image Spring has Sprung

I have used Spellbinders:
Grand Circles
Grand Decorative Circles 
Sentiments Two

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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Crazy Days, lots of News and 613 Avenue Create

Happy Sunday

The last couple of weeks have been crazy here, firstly I up dated my laptop and the update caused me to have no computer for a little over 4 days, now my laptop according to the first guy at Apple I spoke to is "vintage", and this was the problem, the second lady said I needed to take it to a store to be fixed, hang on a moment,  it was all working fine till your update, so why should I have to pay out to fix it? Eventually got to a lovely guy called John and explained I had done some research using my iPad and the problem was a bug in their update not my fault, so here is the warning, if you update to the new operating system please uncheck the box that says install fire vault, this is an encryption algorithm, that will encrypt every file on your computer, this is where the bug is, and you will have to wipe your computer completely to fix it. This does not only affect vintage machines like mine but also brand new ones, so unless you are a spy or government official with sensitive information on your computer, you do not need this anyway. Ok rant over.

Secondly the good news is we have a new member of our family, as you probably know, my gorgeous Tibetan Spaniel Gandalf, passed away, myself and my DH have found the house very lonely without a dog, so we drove on a 400 mile round trip last Tuesday to pick up Harvey

He is a descendant of my lovely Gandalf and full of mischief and mayhem, and he already has us totally wrapped around his little paws.

The last thing was no internet for 3 days, but the engineer came late yesterday, and I am now back in cyber space. 

Today I will be at Chatham in the Range Store demonstrating, so if you are near, please pop in and say hello.

Now back to normal service!

This week at 613 Avenue Create, the theme is "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (use neutral colours)

One of our lovely sponsors is 

My card uses the image Vegan Chilly Bowl

I kept this one simple as the image is the star of the show, I used Spellbinders Classic Circles and Pumpkin Circles along with a Cuttlebug polkadot embossing folder.

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