Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Quick Print Butterflies - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

For today's card I've used one of the new A4 Quick Print Butterflies from Digi Stamp Boutique.


The sheet includes 4 butterflies on lovely watercolour effect backgrounds, plus 4 sentiments, for some very quick but pretty cards.  There's a sheet of birds available HERE too.  I've  kept my card quite simple, printed the sheet on linen card and added some patterned paper scraps, a Papermania sparkly dot and an MFT die-namics leafy flourish die, cut into pieces.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Incy Wincy - nature
Make My Monday - things with wings

Dex is spending the day at his friend's house tomorrow, so I'll be able to get a bit of colouring done without the guilt!  Love the holidays, but getting things done can be a challenge.  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Everybody Art GDT - dies

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Guest DT card for Everybody Art Challenge, where our theme is 'dies'.  I thought I'd go all the way and use a die instead of an image for a change...


The cats are a Penny Black die, cut 3 times from black card and two scraps of patterned paper, and then pieced back together.  The fishtail banner, 'bow' and 'button' dies are all MFT die-namics.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique HERE, Doodlebug enamel dots and the green baker's twine from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies
Dragonfly Journeys - baker's twine (just a little bit!)
Simply Create Too - use die cuts
Simon Says Wednesday - happy birthday

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Sweet Stampin' - embossing

Happy Saturday :o)

I'm here with my DT card for Sweet Stampin', where our challenge is 'embossing'.


I bought this embossing folder from Craft Stash recently and hadn't had chance to play with it until now... there are loads of different designs using the same layout, and I think I might need a few more lol.  I embossed plain black card, then rubbed on some silver gilding wax (love this stuff!), embossed a piece of white card and cut and layered the curved piece from that.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique HERE, the game controller is a stamp/ die from Clearly Besotted, the number dies are Crafter's Companion and the gold dome embellishments are Papermania.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Allsorts - be there or be square
Simon Says Wednesday - happy birthday
The Paper Girls - masculine birthday
Inspire.Create - masculine

Thanks for popping in, hope you're enjoying the weekend :o)

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Simply Moving Home - Digi Stamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

It's the Easter holidays at the moment and Pav's off this week too, so my blog's a bit on the quiet side unfortunately... it's nice to have some time with all the family around though.

I needed a quick 'new home' card, so I've used an image from the Simply Moving Home A4 sheet from Digi Stamp Boutique.


I wanted the paper piecing to have a sort of quirky fabric look (I probably saw something on Pinterest/ Instagram that put the idea in my head...), so I've used lots of paper scraps and cut slightly outside of the lines.  The border die is Lawn Fawn, sentiment stamp is Clearly Besotted, and I added a little twine bow and some Viva Pearl dots... I still think it maybe needs 'something' but I've no idea what!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Double D Challenges - twine
Daring Cardmakers - do something digi
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - clean & simple

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Everybody Art GDT - pink & green/ spring

Hello again :o)

I'm back with my 2nd post for today, this time with my Guest DT card for Everybody Art Challenge, where our theme is 'pink & green or spring'.


I've used a cute new fairy image from Digi Stamp Boutique... she's available HERE.  I coloured her with copics and added lots of Glamour Dust for sparkle on her wings and crown.  The paper is a scrap of a very old 12x12 Bo Bunny sheet, that I used because it has 'splodges' of green amid the pink... but then I seem to have covered most of the green bits up!  The sentiment is a clear stamp available from Digi Stamp Boutique HERE.  I added some Doodlebug enamel dots, and then because it didn't seem quite finished, I added a couple of punched butterflies too, with Doodlebug sequins.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Kreativeinkauf Challenge - fantasy figures
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - anything goes (must be DT project)
Crazy Challenge - shine on (use glitter)
Inkspirational Challenges - mythical

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Papercraft Challenges - bunnies for Easter

Good Morning :o)

I'm here with the first of two posts today, this one is for the new challenge at Papercraft Challenges, where our theme is 'bunnies for Easter'.  We're sponsored by Gerda Steiner, who kindly provided images for the DT to use.


I coloured these adorable bunnies with copics, the papers are Studio Light and the heart banner die is possibly from Simon Says Stamp, but I'm not completely sure about that!  Finished off with some twine from my stash.  I've left it without a sentiment for now, as I didn't really need another Easter card and general ones always come in handy.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cutie Pie - spring cuties
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - spring
Dragonfly Journeys - bunnies, chicks & ducks
Crafty Cardmakers - bunnies, chicks & eggs

Back later with my Everybody Art GDT card, thanks for popping in :o)

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Sweet Stampin' - Easter

Happy Saturday :o)

Our challenge this week over at Sweet Stampin' is 'Easter'... I don't tend to make many Easter cards, but always need one for my in-laws, so here's this year's card.


This cute little bunny (and the matching sentiment) is a clear stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique, available HERE.  I coloured it with copics, and paper pieced the smallest egg.  The stitched square, scalloped frame and flower dies are all MFT Die-namics, and the enamel dots are Doodlebug.  I'm running quite low on enamel dots now... any ideas where I can get them (or something similar?) online?  So many of my favourite craft shops have gone, I'm not sure where to shop at the moment!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Animal Friends - Easter/ spring
Dies R Us - frame it
Hanna & Friends - Easter/ spring
Sweet Stampers - spring/ Easter
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional Easter
MAWTT - Easter

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)