Jul 15, 2017

Allsorts 424 - Lavender and Lace

Hi everyone and thanks for visiting. I scheduled this post in advance so hopefully blogger will behave and post this as planned, as I am not sure I'll have online access this weekend.

It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts, this week we'd like to see "Lavender and Lace". Some wonderful prizes are ready to be sent home to one or two lucky winners, so hopefully you'll decide to join us!


For this week's card I used a cute fairy stamp from the Penny Black clear set Fairy Sweet. It's been heat embossed on xpress it blending card and colored using copic markers. The pretty designer paper is from Whimsy Stamps, unfortunately it's discontinued. I embellished with cotton lace trim, cotton twine and a punched out butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch. Wink of Stella was added to the fairy, flower and butterfly to make them sparkle. The sentiment is from another Penny Black clear set.


And below are this week's prizes...


Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Jul 8, 2017

Allsorts 423 - Magical and Mythical

Hi everyone, happy weekend! Hope it's a nice and sunny one for you!
This week it's my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts, and I would like to see "All things Magical and Mythical". Lots of possibilities here ... fairies, mermaids, gnomes,  dragons, and so much more! I do hope you'll play along this week. Brenda lined up some wonderful prizes, check them out on the challenge blog and see what other magical creations the Design Team is sharing! 

For my card this week I inked up Midsummer's Night by LOTV. This stamp is older but fairly new to me and my first time using it. It's been stamped onto Stampin Up kraft card stock and colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I inked the edges using versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder onto the versamark and heat embossed to give the card a white edge.
Glitter was added to the wings, stars and the moon. I've had the birthday sentiment forever, probably picked up at Hobby Lobby, it's by Stampabilities. The Dare to Dream sentiment is from the retired set Dreams and Dragons by Stampin Up. 
Finished off the card by adding the prima flowers and a flourish die cut (Whimsy Stamps die). Not sure if I like the flowers though, I feel like they are taking away from the cute image...The pretty lace patterned paper is by Authentique. 

And that is all for today. Thanks so much for visiting and hope to see you over at the Allsorts challenge blog :)


Jul 2, 2017

Penny Black and More - July Challenge

This week at Penny Black and More challenge we'd like to see you create something "For the Boys". This is always a little bit challenging for me, but I finally decided to go with a frog stickeroo.

A really simple card to make, I placed the stickeroo onto Neenah Solar Crest card stock,  used a circle die to cut it out and then adhered onto the chevron designer paper. Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps retired set "Boy Talk". I decided to add some jute twine and tie a few knots around it and finished off with candy dots in matching colors. Super simple card and I think it's perfect for a boys birthday card.

And that would be it for today, hope you have a fantastic Sunday and if you're up for a challenge why not join us at Penny Black and More. As usual we have some great prizes to give away. You do not have to use a Penny Black stamp unless you'd like to be chosen as a future guest designer.
Thanks so much for visiting!


Jul 1, 2017

Heart of a Champion

Good morning! Happy July! Hope you are enjoying summertime! We've had nice weather recently, a few cooler days too which I enjoyed very much, but the Summer temps are back again and today we're going raspberry and blueberry picking at a nearby orchard. Maybe we'll be able to pick enough to make a few jars of jelly :) We missed out on the strawberry picking season this year...

I made today's card for the new Allsorts challenge which kicks off today and is hosted by Kath. The theme she chose is "A question of Sport". I worried a bit about this because I don't really own any typical sports stamps, but while trying to look for an  image to use, I came across this cute digi by Mo Manning. I've had it for a while but probably only used once before. And I thought a swimming themed image was perfect for the challenge.

Colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on Neenah linen card stock. The sentiment is from a set by Whimsy Stamps and I used a matching die to cut out the banner. I embellished with two die cut stars (die also by Whimsy Stamps) and a button and twine.

 This week we are being sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique
 
 and we also have an extra prize to give away, this pretty paper pack.
Hope you come join us for a chance to win!

I am also entering this card to Mo's Digital Pencil challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting! 
Have a great day!!

Jun 24, 2017

Hello...Morning Glory

Happy Weekend, hope it's a nice and sunny one for you!
This week at Allsorts challenge it's Tracy's turn to host and she chose the theme of Flower Power.

For my card today I used one of my PSX flower stamps - Morning Glory. This company is no longer in business, so if you're interested in this stamp, you're best bet would be ebay.


The image has been heat embossed on winsor and newton watercolor marker paper and colored using Zig clean color brush pens. I wanted to keep the focus on the image so I kept the card simple by just adding a strip of patterned paper to the bottom portion, another strip of coordinating card stock and some jute twine. I originally wanted to keep the card blank but then decided on a simple "hello". Finished off by adding the butterfly and a sticky pearl.

And here are our wonderful prizes, hope you come join us :)

Two tickets to Crafting Live on 15/16th July


Thanks so much for visiting!

Jun 18, 2017

Wrapped in Happiness

Happy Sunday! Today I am sharing my mid-month card for the Penny Black and More challenge. Still some time left to join us, we have two fantastic prizes to give away this month, one is a lot of 7 Penny Black wood mount stamps and the second prize is a die cutting machine by Tattered Lace.
 Our theme is "anything goes", just be sure to follow our simple rules to be entered into the drawings. 

I decided to make a floral card for today using Penny Black's stamp Bejeweled. Distress markers were used to color directly onto the stamp, lightly spritzed with water before stamping onto Bristol Vellum card stock. Edges were inked using mowed lawn and wild honey distress inks. The sentiment is from the set Sprinkles and Smiles, also by Penny Black. It's been layered onto a torn piece of black card stock. A stamp by Whimsy Stamps has been used for the crosshatch or cheesecloth pattern. To finish off the card I distressed the edges and paper pierced. Added the butterflies and button with twine before adhering to card base.
Thanks for stopping by!


Jun 17, 2017

Allsorts 420 - Birthday Boy

Saturday again and I am back with a card for the new Allsorts challenge. Wendy is our hostess this week and she chose the theme of "Birthday Boy". I decided to use one of my Penny Black animal stamps and used traditional boy colors for coloring.
 The image has been heat embossed on Winsor and Newton Watercolor marker paper and colored using Zig Clean Color Brush pens. Still loving these markers very much, not sure how I managed to color before I had them, but my copics and pencils are sitting mostly unused on the shelve now. 

The image is large and just about fills the whole card front, so I kept the card simple by just adding some torn blue paper and the stamped sentiment. A few candy dots were added for a little fun factor. They remind me of confetti. Paper piercing was done next to the sentiment before adhering the card to the base. 

Wendy has a  fun stamp set to give away this week, hope you come join us for a chance to win!

I'd also like to enter my card here:

Thanks for visiting!