Friday, 1 August 2014

Polkadoodles #30: Clash Of Colours

Well helloooo Friday! I'm here to remind you of PolkaDoodles current "Clash Of Colours" challenge. If you haven't yet participated in this challenge, you have another week to do so. Head on over to PolkaDoodles Blog for some mid-challenge inspiration.

Here's my offering: a psychedelic birthday card using papers and elements from Sugar Birdies - PolkaDoodles' very first CD... the one that started it all!

If you want to make cute cards in a hurry then this is the CD for you. All I did was add
a couple of googlie eyes and some bling - that's it! It doesn't get simpler than that!

But wait! The inside is just as adorable. A little fussy cutting and it's done!

Now it's over to you, my friends. Create a project based on the theme "Clash Of Colours" and link it up over at Polka Doodles Challenge blog by Noon (GMT) August 8th. The winner will receive a
copy of the new Work & Play Collection #6. The identity of the lucky winner will be announced on Friday August 15th. So hurry and get crafting!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the day and I'll see y'all again


Eclectic Ellapu: Seaside or Nautical Theme

Hello there, fellow crafters! Eclectic Ellapu has gone monthly and that means you'll have more time to create and display your lovely projects. We'll bring you TWO new challenge themes on the 1st of each month at the Eclectic Ellapu Blog.

 For the month of  August the Pinkies are going "Nautical" while the Purplies are taking it easy with "Anything Goes with optional Watercolours".

Here's my Nautical card which I made for a friend who will be leaving on a cruise holiday. He owns a yacht and that image is perfect for him.

The paper is from Fancy Pants Toybox. Keeping it masculine and simple
with 4 dark blue eyelets for embellies. The images are from Chocolate Baroque
Seashell Collage

Here's a close-up. I heat embossed the sail boat, fussy cut the anchor
and did some light inking for the background.

On the inside is a simple sentiment from Clearly Besotted Stamps
"Say It In Style".

Now it's your turn to create and link up your labour of love over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. Remember, we have 2 concurrent challenges: "Nautical / Seaside" for the PinkTeam and "Anything Goes with Optional Watercolours" for the Purple Team. You can enter both as many times as you wish. These challenge will run for 3 weeks and you have until 11:59pm GMT on August 31st 2014 to link up your entries.

That's all from me for now. I'll be back later today with another challenge post. Thank you so much fro dropping in today and I'll catch you in a few hours!


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Christmas Card Club #16: Trees

Ok folks... time for another Christmas Card Club jam session. This fortnight, we have the lovely Miss Sylvie taking centre stage in a pink feather boa.... Hahah! I bet that caught your attention! Sylvie's theme: Trees

I've had a pretty awful weekend. Jabbed myself in the eye with a tube of toothpaste and ended up at the hospital with a torn cornea and a patch over my left eye. Been off the computer all day yesterday. (Am I ever going to catch up when the universe is conspiring against me?) Tried blaming hubby for my misfortunes but he's having none of it. Why can he not see that had he put the top back on the toothpaste I wouldn't be sitting here in an eye patch? Makes perfect sense to me!

Here's my card featuring these adorable owls from Chocolate Baroque's latest Christmas stamps: Snowy Scenes. Christmas trees, firs, pines would have been the obvious choice for this fortnight's theme but I'm going with a bendy tree and part of a tree trunk. And why not?

Love the blue-brown combo. I've inked the background with TH Faded Jeans
and Tumbled Glass, with a little Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap at the bottom.
The bendy tree is from CB's Fantasy Woodland. The snowflakes and the sentiment
are both from the Snowy Scenes set. To finish: little bling and some ribbon.

I used GI and Promarkers to colour the image:
Owls: GI 01250, 02110, 02120, 02130, 02160, 09102
Tree trunk: GI 03140, 03150, 03160, 03180,
Stockings: GI 05210, 05220, 05250 &
Promarkers Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green 

The sentiment is from CB's Christmas Magic clear stamp set.

These owls are hooting at these challenges:

And here's a list of the rest of the Christmas Card Club girls. They are über talented so be prepared to be blown away!

Karen P ... Maureen ... Margaret ... Carol ... Lizzie ... Hazel ... Karen B ... Sue P ... Sylvie ...
Sue J ... Zoë ... Christine ... Mary ... Lorraine ... Rita ... Rachel ... Valery ... GranMargaret ... Kate

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week ahead and remember... a tube of toothpaste is a formidable weapon. Handle with care! This one-eyed bandit is off to invade your blog-space.


Friday, 25 July 2014

Magic Of The Season and a new challenge

Hello, my friends! The weekend starts in a few hours ... and that's best news of the week! Very quickly, let me show you a Christmas card I made using Chocolate Baroque's new Christmas stamps: 

Snowy Scenes
Christmas Magic

Here's my card:

No patterned papers - just Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Sky: TH Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Crushed Concord, Seedless Preserve
Ground: TH Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap.

I heat embossed the snowflakes in white and adhered tiny pale purple bling for a little sparkle.

I cut out the just the church and trees for my card.
I used Graph'It and Promarkers on the image:
Church Roof: GI 09303, 09304, 09306, 09400 

Church Wall: GI 09500, 09502, 09504
Ground: GI 01230, 01250, 03230, 03245
Wooden Fence: GI 03150, 03160
Trees: Promarker Holly, Pine, Forest Green   

On the inside - a sentiment from the new Christmas Magic set.
Sending some festive magic to these challenges:

Bloggers' Challenge: Christmas In July
Crafty Catz Challenge #241: Anything Goes
Stempelsonne #120: Anything Goes
Sister Act #67: AG Cards only
DL Art Thankful Thursday #137: Christmas In July
Creative Knock Out #47: Christmas In July
Word Art Wednesday #142: AG + Uplifting Sentiment
Little Red Wagon #247: Christmas In July
Crafting For All Seasons #82: Christmas In July

Challenge #1 ends on
19 August at Noon GMT
If you haven't already heard, Chocolate Baroque now has a monthly challenge called - Chocolate Baroque Challenge, which will start on the third Wednesday of the month. It will be based on an inspirational photograph with a colour swatch. All types of projects are welcome, but in order to win a prize your artwork must feature Chocolate Baroque rubber or clear stamps as the main element of your design. The winner, chosen by, will receive £15 to spend on the Chocolate Baroque online store. The Top Three projects will be hand picked by the Design Team.

The colours for the first challenge are shown in the prompt. For those familiar with TH Distress Inks these colours are close to Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries and Squeezed Lemonade.  You can use any colouring medium - paints, inks, pencils, pens, alcohol markers, watercolours, stains - as long as you keep to the colours from the swatch in your project. Come join the fun!

That's all from me today. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Me? I'm still playing catch-up! LOL. Thank you so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tuesday Throwdown #205: Handmade Flowers

Hello again, my crafter friend. Are you ready for another week-long Tuesday Throwdown? Our theme for this challenge is "Handmade Flowers". We are in the midst of summer  -  the sun is blazing, it's scorching hot, and the flowers are in full bloom. So why not channel that floral beauty onto a paper-crafting project.

We have a special sponsor this week - Flourish with a Bling, an Australian company that has their own range of beautiful flourishes, vines, pearls, gems AND their own range of gorgeous flowers. Head on over to their online store for a peek.

Here's my card for this week:

No patterned papers. I just inked up some white CS with TH Tumbled Glass.
The flowers: CBS Fancy Florals. The leaves: CBS Leafy Accents.
The butterflies and swirls: CBS Butterfly Wishes.
The greeting: CBS Say It In Style.
And I've used all the coordinating dies to cut out and foam tape to pop up!

Here's the inside. The greeting is from CBS It's Your Birthday.

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Handmade Flower". For ideas and inspiration, take a peek at what the rest of the DT members have made. Remember to link up your project at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog by 3pm PST / 11pm GMT by Monday, July 28th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


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