The challenge on Papertake Weekly is to use some embossing, so I have made this card using one of my House Mouse stamps, and some backing papers, and embossed some dots with my Cuttlebug folder on the Big Shot. I punched out some flowers to co-ordinate.
The challenge on Scrummy Stash Cafe is Hey Baby! I made a LO for our MTTC challenge which is also Babies, and so have made another one for this challenge! I used photos of Georgia when she was a baby, K & Co paper, some Cuttlebug embossing, some flowers and a bit of stamping.
It was my turn to set the challenge this week on My Time To Craft, and I chose Babies. I have made a LO using a photo of Louise when she was a few hours old. I cut a mat with my Nestabilities on my Big Shot, and usedDeja Views baby papers and some stamping, Primas and a gingham button to make this LO.
I have found another inchie challenge blog, Small World of Inchies, and this week their theme is Red. I have made my inchies by rubbing Fired Brick Distress Ink over the background, stamping some Invoke stamps and embossing them, a small background squiggly stamp, and Tim Holtz doodads. I then edged with Black Soot Distress Ink and used my gold Krylon pen on bits of the wings.
The new challenge on Sunday Stampers is Words. I haven't used this stamp for a while and I love it, and it has words on! So I inked my background with Versacolor ink for a change, and stamped her, and some random words and foliage and added a couple of primas and brads.
The theme on Gothic Arches at the moment is Garden Fairies, and I am rather keen on fairies so have made this arch using a downloaded image from Art-e-Zine, some inking and stamping, primas and brads and a couple of embellishments.
The new challenge on sea-gals skinnys is Jokers and/orJesters. I interpreted this as a clown and made my skinny using 7 Gypsies backing paper, a free download image from Art-e-Zine, some background stamping, Antique Linen Distress Ink and some charms and words.
I had a few birthdays to catch up with before the end of April, so here is one of the cards I made! I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the background, spritzed with water, then used Gold Glimmer Mist. I stamped randomly on the background with some clear Tapestry stamps. I stamped the main image (Wild Meadow) on a separate piece of card and edged it with Gold Krylon, stamped the greeting and did the same.
The new theme on Make a Moo or Two this week is Girls. I have used some downloaded images from Art-e-Zine on some Crafty Individuals and K & Co backing papers. I stamped some words and backgrounds, and finished with some ric rac and brads, rubbing over and edging the moos with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
I have found a challenge blog for pets, A True Friend, so have made this LO for the current challenge, which is Food and Treats. I used DCWV cardstock, some K & Co paper and some alphabet stickers, stamps and embellishments to make this LO of Sarah giving our girls their Christmas treats!!
I said I wouldn't get into Gothic Arches as I have enough to do, but gave in when I saw that Linda had found a green challenge, and I wanted to have a go at something different!
The challenge blog is Created By Hand challenge, and this week it is Go Green. I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Gold Glimmer Mist for my background, and my new Lost Coast Design stamp and some other stamps and embellishments. I think I will be making a few more of these now!!
The challenge on Arty Girlz this week is to create your own background. I have inked my card with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and spritzed it with water, then swiped a silver dabber across it. I have then stamped randomly over it. Then I stamped the sentiment and main image again onto a piece of card and rubbed them over with Weathered Wood too and edged with silver Krylon.
The theme on Sunday Stampers this week is Faces, so I have made my tag using Weathered Wood Distress Ink for the background and some silver dabber, then I have stamped an assortment of stamps here and there, and edged the tag with silver Krylon.
There is a new challenge blog for Inchies, InchybyInch, and the challenge is to make an inchie with a word on. Here is mine - I used a scrap of Crafty Individuals paper and a small image by them, and a Tim Holtz Doodad, some Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and a small stamped image.
Here is my second Birthday Challenge envelope for the charity fund raising on Craft Swap Forum. The theme for this one is Blast from the Past.
We decided to do these in browns and sepias for the old look! I have used Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and Gold Glimmer Mist. I made the envelope from a sheet of K & Co Isabella paper and inked and stamped over it, and stamped both sides of the insert, embossing some gold bits on the photo frame side.
Caroline on Sea-Gals Skinnys has set the next challenge as Time. I used K & Co paper, a K & Co Life's Journey embellishment, a downloaded image from Art-e-Zine and some Tim Holtz doodads, together with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make this one.
The theme on Make a Moo or Two this week is Vintage - and as that is how I tend to make mine anyway I was well away!! I have used Crafty Individuals and K & Co papers, some free downloaded images from Art-e-Zine, and added a couple of words with my Dymo and some Primas.
These are 2 LOs for the There's No Place Like Home online class I am doing. The prompt for this was about somewhere local that holds special memories etc. Forty Hall is a few minutes away from us. I used to take the children there lots of times when they were younger where we would meet friends and have picnics etc, and nowadays, I can get there by car with OH on the occasional day that I feel well enough to go out!
The challenge on Papertake Weekly is All That Glitters. I need to make a card for someone so I used my little cute Funky Fairy and Stickled her hair and dress and Sakura Glitter Gel penned the other bits! Then I matted it on to some pink glitter paper, and punched out some flowers and Stickled the centres and then drew stitches round the edge with a Galaxy Marker pen.
The challenge on Scrummy Stash Cafe blog this week is a sketch one, so I have made a LO of Louise using Basic Grey Two Scoops papers and various stamps and a strip of felt flowers - not sure who by as a friend sent them to me!
The theme for this week's Sunday Stampers is Family, using stamps with family-type words or images, so I have made this tag using Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the background, spritzed with water and then Gold Glimmer Mist. I then stamped the word Family from a foam stamp set, and a Crafty Individuals image for the main one.
Caroline has set up a new Skinny challenge blog, called Sea-gals' Skinnys, as the Skinny Saturday ones have ended, and the new theme is Things with Wings. I have made my skinny using some 7 Gypsies and K & Co papers, a downloaded image from Art-e-Zine and some embellishments including Tim Holtz doodads.
The theme on Theme Thursday this week is to use the word Cherish, so I have made a skinny as I am tying to make a book of them! I used K & Co Hannah papers, a downloaded image from Art-e-Zine, Frayed Burlap and Faded Jeans Distress Inks and some embellishments.
The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Framed. I have stamped a frame onto my card with Plum Archival Ink and watercoloured it in with a co-ordinating Marvy Le Plume pen, then embossed some bits with gold embossing powder. I stamped the lady image in the same way and again watercoloured and embossed bits on her head!
I bought this little stamp to use for my There's No Place Like Home project but thought it would also be ideal for this New Home atc I made for someone who has just moved!! I stamped it with a tree stamp on either side and water coloured it in with Marvey Le Plumes!
To celebrate the 2nd birthday of the Craft Swap Forum, we are doing a Birthday Envelope Book Challenge to raise money for the forum charity, The Lymphoma Association. My team are making 2, one of which is Love Letters themed.
I have used Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Gold Glimmer Mist, some Creative Inspirations Love Letters paper and a variety of stamps for backgrounds, and downloaded photo images and a few embellishments.
The challenge on Arty Girlz this week is Black and White, and as I have a few birthdays coming along soon I made a card for this one. I used DCWV paper, embossed some dots with my Cuttlebug embossing folder, stamped an image in black and matted her onto the card, and finished with some black ric rac and a white Prima and black brad!!
I have been meaning to get round to having a go at doing a canvas, and Andrea kindly bought me a blank one for my birthday so I decided to get on and have a go! I have used my favourite greens, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks, and the stamping is done with Versafine Olympia Green and Adirondack Lettuce. I have sprayed Gold Glimmer Mist and daubed a bit of Gold TH dabber here and there too, then generally used embellishments all around the edges! The centre of the large flower is also a pressie, from Linda E! I am quite pleased with my first attempt! If you click on it for a larger image the sparkly bits show up!!
I have just made this card this morning for my son's birthday and noticed it fitted in nicely with the current challenge on Funky Fairys which is to make a card for Boys/Men! It is made in exactly the same way as the tag a few posts further down so I won't explain it all again!!
This week's challenge on My Time To Craft is In Stitches. I made this LO of Georgia when she was a baby, using Rob and Bob papers, 2 different stitch stamps to divide up the page, and I sewed the buttons on to the flower embellishments!
Here is my Forfeit Fairy -I 'won' the stamp in Pass the Parcel at my party kindly organised by Linda E! Helen, Andrea, Tina and Dan also won some and have been busily creating with theirs!! I quite enjoyed making my little stamp into an atc actually and think she turned out rather well - not sure if that was the idea!!
I am taking part in another online class by Shimelle, and this one is all about our homes, hometown, and various aspects of all of that! I am way behind, but here are my first 2 LOs about defining what we call home. I have blanked out my street name on the photo for obvious reasons!!
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!