Thursday, 15 November 2018

GUEST DT number 2 for


Hiya peeps

 The Outlawz are asking for Guest Design Team members for most of the weekly challenges (each day of the week is a different challenge so each person can, if they wanted to,
enter a different make for each day!).
Can you remember, 10 days ago, that I said:
I answered one of their ads for the Monday Greetings Challenge. Within a day I received a lovely reply asking if I would join them as a GDT for the whole month, but I could only commit for 3 weeks out of this month of November. The best of it was, that I was asked to be on, not one, but two of the days!!! I delighted in saying yes, I would,
but, again only for 3 weeks out of the four. Check 
in later in the month for that post...
Well today is that day!!
Oh, there is also a monthly progressive challenge where
you just email the coordinator and you will receive a free
digi to use, no matter what day of the month..


Taken from the website of The Outlawz:
First, I would like to give a little bit of history how The Outlawz was created. Over the years we have been in groups where there was drama and innocent people were dragged into it. So The Outlawz was created, a place where people could meet and share their crafting in a less stressful and more friendly atmosphere.....
....The Outlawz is a place to learn and share crafting with friendly chatter and we work hard to keep it that way.
We welcome all new members and are so happy you have joined us. Let’s keep the integrity of The Outlawz as a friendly, respectful place where we share our creativity.
Thank you,
Colleen Holmes,
Creator of The Outlawz
I was pointed towards the sponsors websites to choose
free digis to use for the Twisted Thursday challenges
and out of all of them, I decided to go with one delightful
little girl from Polkadoodles called:
Lil' Miss Sugarpops 2
Of course, she wasnt free, lol, I had to fall in love with her, I had to have her, so I paid just £2.25 for the black & white digi but you could buy the precoloured image of
Lil' Miss Sugarpops 2, that would cost the same price. Now hows that for a bargain!! 

This weeks twist is a RECIPE:


1 digital image

2 Patterned Papers
and
3 Embellishments

I hope that you like the whole card but also how Ive coloured the image in, using pencil crayons as normal.
The little swirls in the corner are cut outs from a die
cut strip that I had previously cut (in lilac). The lilac
"bits" sticking out of the dark pink circle are a largish
die cut (from Tonic Studios) and I cut it into 4 pieces,
but I only used 2. The white fancy topper, from the same set, has a Tonic Studios die cut phrase/sentiment in pink glued on. The 2 large circles are cut using Spellbinders, the strip is just cut with my guillotine. The white lace is stuck down using silicone glue gel, which I also used to stick the image down after I fussy cut around her. The white flower shaped lace and the individual flower are from a website called The Ribbon Girl (I love that site!!). The white button, bottom right hand corner, is from my own stash.
My recipe ingredients are:
1 Digi Image
2 Patterned Papers
and
3 Embellishments (lace, button & flower)

Well I hope you like this fun Birthday card. I would like to enter this into the following challenges:













Monday, 12 November 2018

A Winter's Tale Of Gorgeous Beauty


Hiya peeps

I know its been a couple of weeks, or seems
so much longer but I have been busy!! Ive not
done a lot, but what I have done is, really
done fantastically!

Today's post is about my position of DT member for
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog
as always, our monthly challenge is themed as:
Anything Goes.

Todays card is so gorgeous, and Im not blowing
my own trumpet....My own carers & a friend of mine
have all fallen in love with it, commenting how
beautiful it is. I dont think you will be disappointed.

In the center of this beautiful/gorgeous card is
a print of a painting by Pollyanna Pickering, a renowned, award winning of so many, world wildlife artist. 
This Tiger is from the Snow & Ice Collection that has
been lovingly put together for us crafters and even though
I brought my collection a few years ago via Create 'n' Craft TV, but the different collections are available via various websites including Ebay, Grafton Crafts to name just two.
Watch my blog for further projects made using this and other collections that are available and just as gorgeous.

This is a very "busy" card even though its an A5 landscape make, its also photo heavy too (for which I apologise).

There are only 3 new items used in this project, and they are the delightful real red berries(that I had picked on my way home from a visit to the Ambulatory clinic the day before), the two largest snowflakes are new too, being Sizzix/Tim Holtz cutting dies and were brought from 
Hochanda TV this last month (October 2018). 
Everything else is from my own stash.

Not Just Cards Challenge Blog is important this month, if you are wanting to join a challenge blog's Design Team.

DT CALL & November Challenge posts are on here
























Monday, 5 November 2018

GUEST DT NUMBER 1 for....


Hiya peeps

 The Outlawz are asking for Guest Design Team members for most of the weekly challenges (each day of the week is a different challenge so each person can, if they wanted to,
enter a different make for each day!). I answered one of their ads for the Monday Greetings Challenge. Within a day I received a lovely reply asking if I would join them as a GDT for the whole month, but I could only commit for 3 weeks out of this month of November. The best of it was,
that I was asked to be on, not one, but two of the days.
I delighted in saying yes, I would, but, again only for 3 weeks out of the four. Check in later in the month for
that post...
Oh, there is also a monthly progressive challenge where
you just email the coordinator and you will receive a free
digi to use, no matter what day of the month..

Taken from the website of The Outlawz:
First, I would like to give a little bit of history how The Outlawz was created. Over the years we have been in groups where there was drama and innocent people were dragged into it. So The Outlawz was created, a place where people could meet and share their crafting in a less stressful and more friendly atmosphere.....
....The Outlawz is a place to learn and share crafting with friendly chatter and we work hard to keep it that way.
We welcome all new members and are so happy you have joined us. Let’s keep the integrity of The Outlawz as a friendly, respectful place where we share our creativity.
Thank you,
Colleen Holmes,

Creator of The Outlawz
I was pointed towards the sponsors websites to choose
free digis to use for the Monday Greetings challenges
and out of all of them, I decided to go with
There was a few freebies and I chose digi15816 which I think is an Angel (it has different shaped wings than what you would associate with a Fairy). The theme for today's challenge is Angels & Fairies so the choice is up to you.

I am sure you are all aware of how my card was made,
the new item used is the digi (as above), the rest of the
bits are from my own stash. (Ive resound myself to use
what stash I have as I have waaaayyyy(!!!) too much).

I hope you will join The Outlawz site, even if it is just
somewhere to show off your makes in the gallery?
Think about it.....














Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Its time for Creatalicious!!


Hiya peeps

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Its time for a new challenge over at the wonderful

The theme for Challenge #150 is as always, ANYTHING GOES, but with optional embossing (wet or dry).
I havent used the option of any embossing but my
digi image is from our sponsor for this challenge,
 Little Blue Button Stamps and the prize for our winner
will be a $10 voucher to use on their website.

I have made a simple 6x6 inch card using a ready
made card base, It is part of a set of mixed shapes/folds.
The digi image was printed out on to a 225gsm plain white
cardstock, coloured using my pencil crayons, mainly using the metallic colours to give the sheen that I wanted.
I fussy cut out the coloured image out stuck her onto the 
die cut Raspberry coloured circleThat die cut was then mounted on the base card using foam pads.
I added the small ready made bow (using silicone glue gel) and the sentiment (using foam pads) which is a pun on the mermaid, then stuck a piece of blue faint patterned paper on the inside (using double sided tape), all of which
are from my own stash. The final touch was the small sentiment on the inside, which is from Lili Of The Valley 
(printed on to clear printable sticky backed paper, from my own stash)

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:















Sunday, 21 October 2018

Its nearly Halloween!!!


  Hiya peeps

Its time for a Halloween card from me and I came
up with this beauty from Aurora Wings, she is called
Halloween Sprite, she was a freebie for a limited
time when you spent over $10 at their website,
here, or on Etsy, here.

The white card is from Papermill Direct, 
A4 sheet folded in half
The green card is from Sizzix which is part of a
60 sheet multi colour pack bought from
 Hochanda Craft Channel and TV shopping
The trees, an all-in-one die, Branched Birch, are
2 lots of die cuts just slightly overlapped from
The moon is just an odd shaped circle cut from a scrap piece of pearlescent & linen effect cardstock.
The toadstools, black cat & sentiment are all from
a stamp set that was free with a craft magazine
that I bought at some point that I cant remember.
I coloured Halloween Sprite using my set of

Newdoer 160 Ultimate Coloured Pencil Set

(that I bought from Amazon earlier in the year).

I also used a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle
pen on the stars in the image. That set of 3 (all the same) are widely available from craft stores on the
High Street, Superstores or Websites.

I wish to enter this card into the following challenges: