This card is for two challenges, the Penny Black Saturday challenge which is Seasons, and the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is Lots of Sparkle. I stamped my Penny Black Snowmen and watercoloured them in, and added glitter glue to their hats and scarves and on the ground around them! I matted them onto glittery paper and stamped and matted a greeting in the same way. Finally I mounted these onto my card covered with DCWV Christmas paper and punched out 2 snowflakes from pearlescent paper and attached them with brads.
The challenge on A True Friend is Changes, and how our pets have affected our lives and changed them in any way etc. I focused my LO on the financial side of things lol! We are definitely poorer paying out for 3 times everything but richer from their love and devotion to us!
The new challenge on Make a Moo or Two is Wings. I covered my moos with Crafty Individuals paper, and stamped various images on them. I then edged them with Broken China Distress Ink and added some eyelets.
The current theme on Gothic Arches challenge blog is to make an arch using a favourite movie for the theme. I love a film called Tom's Midnight Garden so I made my arch to look like a night garden by inking it blue, stamping Tim Holtz's tree, making a moon shape with a silver Adirondack dabber and spritzing with Silver Glimmer Mist. I stamped some flowers and added a little stamped chap from a Tim Holtz cube, an owl and a clock, then finally edged with silver Krylon - oh yes, I added some teeny weeny star peeloffs!
I haven't done a challenge on UKScrappers for a while, but this week's one was a nice easy one! We had to scrap a photo of someone in bed or sleeping, use some scraps up, do some stamping and use some hearts - so here is mine, a cute photo of Louise asleep! I used my lovely K & Co. Hopscotch kit, I love the colours of this kit.
Anyone who knows me well knows I love my flowers, and I take photos all year round for my Garden Albums. I had some beautiful pansies this year, so have made a DLO of some of them. I kept them very simple as I didn't think the pages needed anything else as the flowers are so gorgeous!
It was my turn to set the theme on My Time To Craft this week and I chose Shades of Blue, using no other colours except white. I covered my card with patterned paper, and stamped a Cuddly Buddly image and water coloured her in. I stamped a message and put it in the middle of a flower and added a birthday greeting and more flowers down the side of the card.
The theme on Dans Ma Maison Il y a ... is Une Fleure this week. I have used more than one! I covered my house with K & Co Hannah paper, and stamped some flowers round the edges. I added a vintage image and some Primas, ric rac, butterflies and a Tim Holtz Doodad to finish.
The challenge on Make a Moo or Two is Autumn, and as this is my favourite season I had to have a go this week! I covered my moos in Distress Inks in autumny colours, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick. I stamped a couple of trees, and used my little Tapestry Stamp leaf around the edges. I wrote the words and added ric rac then finally edged the moos with Copper Krylon pen.
I have made a Christmas Card using Linda Luckin's beautiful Madonna and Child stamp and one of her greetings. I stamped the image, and coloured it in with a mixture of Marvy Le Plumes, Promarkers, Sakura pens and some Stickles! I stamped the greeting then matted and layered them both onto the card.
I haven't done a Gothic Arch challenge for a while and felt like having another go! The theme this week is Time. I made my arch by rubbing Distress Inks over the background and spraying with Bronze Glimmer Mist. I stamped a Crafty Individuals image and then stamped another and painted in a few bits with Adirondack Lettuce and cut them out and stuck them on the arch. I stamped clocks around the edges, and added a clock embellishment and charm, and some ric rac and Primas with Stickles in the centres to finish.
The current challenge on Penny Black Saturday is a Man's Card - No Blue! I stamped my PB Love Blossoms stamp in Sepia Versafine onto cream card, and matted it onto some plain paper then onto some patterned paper. I added a greeting, some large eyelets and Prima flowers to finish.
The challenge on A True Friend is about how we educate our pets - or not! We tried and failed to stop our dogs sitting on the settees! At least Bella and Holly often only take up one space as Bella likes to sit on top of Holly!
ETA - I was delighted to see I had won the challenge blog prize for this LO!
The current challenge on Cute Card Thursday is Cats and Dogs. I needed a card for my BIL so have used my PB Critter Party stamps and watercoloured them in, then matting onto some papers and adding a few punched flowers at the side. I kept it fairly plain as BIL wouldn't like a fussy card! And one day I might be able to scan cards straight too!
Another birthday card needed this week, and as the challenge on Penny Black Saturday is One For The Girls, it was ideal! I stamped my Bee Coustume image and water coloured and glitter glued her in! I matted her onto some patterned and plain papers, stamped a message and punched out some flowers to finish with Stickled centres.
The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Bright and Bold. Yet again I have used my Robbie stamp by Cuddly Buddly, for yet another great-nephew's birthday. I really must get some more stamps suitable for little boys! I stamped him and water coloured him, then matted him onto what I hope are bright and bold reds and greens! I stamped some extra footballs, and a circular greeting to finish.
The challenge on Penny Black Saturday this week is Stars and Stripes. I need a birthday card for a niece, so I have used my PB Cinnamon stamp, colouring her in with watercolouring and Sakura glitter pens. I matted her onto some stripey We R Memory Makers paper and some plain cardstock and stamped a PB Happy Birthday greeting. Finally, I used some peeloff stars that I had coloured blue and yellow to add around the image!
The theme on Make a Moo or Two this weeks is Butterflies. I haven't joined in for a few weeks but thought I would today as I love butterflies! I used some scraps of flowers and butterflies that I cut out and stuck on my moos after I had inked them with Broken China Distress Ink and stamped a background. I then added some Dymo words and small flower embellishments.
A LO I made for my Holiday Album I am working on of a holiday we had nearly 20 years ago in Devon when the children were small, and we met up with their cousins for a day! I had a new pack of We R Memory Keepers papers that co-ordinated perfectly with my photos!
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!