Monday, 30 April 2018

Embossing




It's my choice for the challenge at Make My Monday today and I would love to see your embossed creations wet or dry. I have used a Tattered Lace corner folder  and a sentiment that was free with a magazine. 

 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Sunshiney Day





It's Wynn's choice of Challenge at CD Sunday this morning, and she has chosen Any thing Goes, no excuses not to enter this challenge you can pick any topic at all.

Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and a prize from Wynn, I look forward to seeing your creations.

You can now enter on our face book page if you don't have a blog.



Challenges

http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-50.html
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/tuesday-throwdown-389-anything-goes.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-49/
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-145.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-57.html

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The First Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond, Matting and Layering



Many thanks to Caz who asked me to join her new challenge blog, Back to Basics and Beyond, please pop over and join our first challenge.

The aim of this blog is to provide inspiration for techniques which may not be being used, they are either not known, especially to beginners, or have been forgotten by seasoned crafters. It is intended for those who play along, to use the same technique as that described in the challenge.

Our first challenge is matting and layering. The technique is quite simple, build up your chosen image onto other papers or coloured card, that forms the mat, you can cut your mat to any size you wish, leaving a narrow or wide border around your image. 

This time around I have made a one layer card. I prefer a narrow mat, which you can see on my completed card. I have deliberately left my card without embellishment, so that the matting and layering can be easily seen.






image with 2 sizes of mat

image on large mat
image on narrow mat




 image on 2 sizes of mat


The basic shaped mats can be cut with a paper trimmer, guillotine or dies, When using a paper trimmer or guillotine make sure that you cut from a square edge to ensure you cut your mat perfectly, purchased paper and cards should have perfect 90 degree angles.

I hope you will join in our challenges, pop over to the blog to see cards from Jane and Caz.


Challenges

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-80.html
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/chh-272-spring.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/april-challenge-springtime.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/69-springtime.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-56.html
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/cmc103-spring.html

Monday, 16 April 2018

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Birthday Celebrations at CD Sunday




It's our  8th birthday, and we have a special Birthday Challenge at CD Sunday this morning, and we would love to see a birthday card using our the sketch below.

                   
                               


 There are 2 special prizes for this challenge, a set of Chameleon Pens from Carol and a Tonic Die from Pamela.





Head on over to the challenge and see the other DT cards then please join us, as long as you use an element from a CD and name the CD you used you will be eligible for a top 3 pick and one of the Birthday prizes  I look forward to seeing your creations.

You can now enter on our face book page if you don't have a blog.


My card may not appear to be a Birthday card, but is for someone with a great sense of humour, here is the inside.





Challenges

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/week-463-spring-flowers-or-showers.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-47.html
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/b-for-bears.html
https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-no-116-april-showers-bring.html
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/191-aprilwetter-raining-cats-and-dogs.html
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/209-water.html

Monday, 2 April 2018

Blue Tits




Today's Challenge at Make My Monday was chosen by Amy and she would like to see "Things with Wings". I have used  an image from Pollyanna Pickering's Wild Birds Cd chosen as we have blue tits nesting in the garden again this year, last year we had 2 bird boxes where they  reared their young successfully, I hope we are as lucky this year, it was lovely to watch them emerge from the bird box for the first time, hesitating before eventually flying a short distance.

 Pop over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and see the fabulous makes there.

Challenges

https://creative-crafting-world.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-winner-blog-challenge.html?m=0
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/cmc103-spring.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-102-spring-is-in-air.html
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/276-spring-or-easter.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-56.html

Sunday, 1 April 2018

No Patterned Papers






It's my choice for the challenge at CD Sunday today, and I would like you to create a card, bag, tag or any item without using patterned papers.

 Remember you must use something from a Cd and to let us know which Cd you used in order to win a prize or be in the top 3. Please visit the Challenge Blog and take a peek at the team's cards, look forward to seeing your creations there.

You can now enter on our face book page if you don't have a blog.

We have  Lilac tree just outside the conservatory which blooms in early Spring filling the room with the most beautiful scent it is a purple lilac and purple lilacs symbolise the first emotions of love.


Challenges


http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/favourite-flower-why.html the beautiful scent
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/cmc103-spring.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-79.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/spring-flowers.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/march-challenge.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-48/
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-46.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-523-add-quote.html
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-208-spring-flowers.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-56.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/challenge-80-and-winner-of-challenge-79.html