Thursday, 21 June 2018

An elephant never forgets.....

Thats what the saying says anyway!!

I would like to show you a card that I made this month.
Its a 15cm (6 inches) square white card, matted & layered with a lovely red, blue and orange card. The hand coloured digi sits on the orange coloured card. 
The image is from the very talented Di's Digi Stamps and is called "Ellie wrapped with love".
I have quite a collection of Di's digi's and I admire her work. The white/red Organza Swiss Dots ribbon is exclusive to Crafty Ribbons here in the UK. The sentiment is from a set that I have had for a couple
of years now, containing a variety of colours and I believe is from Hunkydory, but I cant remember
where I brought it from (sorry). I have used 3 cutting dies, Tonic Studios - Scalloped Square Layering Die Set - 482e (available from other stores/websites) for the blue and the orange card & white card with the digi image are cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Curved Rectangle dies (unfortunately these are no longer available from this link even though it does show you the details, they should be available from other stores/websites).
I wish to enter this card in to the following challenges:

CCC Digi Creations #93 - AG

Animal Friends #63 - June - Elephants

613 Avenue Create #210 - AG

Create and Inspire #75

Addicted to Stamps and More #297 - Make Your Mark

Allsorts Challenge #472, Use at least 2 dies

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

A Facebook & blog challenge card....

Hiya peeps

Today I would like to show you a card that I recently made, using an image from 
Ike's Art of a Panda Bear. It was a freebie from Ike's Facebook page for the monthly challenge. 
As it looked like a Giant Panda, I decided not to colour it in using black & white like you would normally expect, but as I going through google images of Giant Pandas (to see exactly what colour goes where on the animal) and I came across the Red Giant Panda (RGP for quickness whilst typing)! I didnt even realise that they existed. So, after seeing them it instantly made up my mind to use the RGP as inspiration for my colouring. I wanted to be different for this challenge, basically to give me more of a chance of winning.
Oh, Ive also got a new "toy" as such, its a Foldable Laptop Desk Tray from Amazon and, its changed my life of having to sit in bed with my ulcerated leg (one is healed but thats for another post on here).
Anyway, back to the project, heres the finished card:

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:

Monday, 11 June 2018

June's DT project for.....

Blog Challenge

Hiya peeps

Today I would like to show you a recent project 
I made for one of my ex-stepdaughter's, Sanya.
Her Birthday is actually the day after my youngests daughter called Tia.

I used an image, to which I have been told,
is from, possibly, a freebie from
Crafty Sentiments Designs from some while ago. 
That is not to say dont shop with them as their designs are so gorgeous & cute.
The hare pictures (visible on the open cut "steps")
are free from my subscription to Making Cards crafting magazine, which is a monthly inspirational read. 
The card blank is from a large set of variety white ready to use cards with envelopes from
Craftwork Cards website, possibly via Create and Craft (which I dont buy from as a shopping channel anymore).
Everything else used is from my own stash, including the coloured pencil crayons (160 set in plastic carrying case brought from Amazon for under £30) which I used to colour the digi image and more since....

I wish to enter this card into the following blog/Facebook challenges:

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Fried Chicken...... Challenge entry

Hiya peeps

Below you will find a funny but kinda cute image from the delightful Bugaboo and its called "Fried Chicken".
The sentiment, pictured immediately above the image, 
is included in the digi (but it is an old image
that I had brought).
Coloured with Graph It Markers, matted
and layered on cardstock brought from
Papermill Direct using dies used from
Spellbinders. The patterned paper and the
trio of stick on pearls are both from
my own stash. 

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

All Dressed Up Blog Challenge Entry...

Hiya peeps

This is a card that I decided to make, using a digi image called "All Dressed Up Christmas" from the fabulous 
The actual card measures 17cmx25.2cm.
I decided to colour the delightful digi in using pencil crayons with the "Happy Christmas" on the Christmas Tree, written, using a pen from a set of Artist Pens.
The dies I used are from Spellbinders, Crafters Companion & Tonic Studios. The embellishments, backing papers & cardstock are all from my own stash.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Tiddly Inks Blog Challenge Entry...

This is a card I made earlier today:

Blog Challenge entry where the theme is
Floral's and Plants.
I decided to use the beautiful digi image called
Poppylicious and was a delight to colour using pencil crayons (which are my preferred method at this present time). I then mounted it onto a rounded edge square die cut from Tonic Studios which has a beautiful diamond border & little holes cut out on all four sides. The sentiment was from my own stash.  The actual card is just a simple 15cmx15cm made from 250gsm smooth white cardstock from Papermill Direct
which is my preferred choice of card for
stamping & printing.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 12 March 2018

Not Just Cards Blog Challenge project (March 2018)

Hiya peeps,

My first sentence must be an apology for not posting since October last year, but Ive been in & out of hospital since just after my last post. Im not going to bore you with all the details, but I will say that my infected leg ulcers are so much better and I am feeling so much better than I have been for a long time.

Down to the latest challenge from Not Just Cards, my project is a version of the popup cards that are so popular.. I used a pre coloured image of a girl with present, (image copyright to PolkaDoodles). The Flowers I glued on using Pinflair glue gel, both, along with the blue backing paper are from my own stock. The cream card that I used for the actual card is from a British company called Papermill Direct.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday!