We welcome 5 new team members on My Time To Craft, and our new theme for the next 2 weeks is A for Adorable. For my DT work I made a LO of photos of my granddaughter being a star in her first Christmas play at school! We all think she looks adorable! The letters and stars are cut on my Cricut and I embellished with Liquid Pearls and peel offs!
We have again reached the end of another round of the alphabet on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and this fortnight the challenge is Z for Zoo Animals. I used a Penny Black Stickeroo for my DT card and some DCWV bp onto a purple card, in my attempts to use up old stash! I coloured the flowers and card candi with Promarkers to match. Bad light again when I took the photo - roll on Spring!
There is a challenge on the forum UK Scrappers for this year, called SNAP 2012 and a word prompt is given every week together with some technical advice. I have decided to sort of take part and take it a little further by printing out my photos and making a book. The first 3 prompts were the words Cold, Temptation and Red. I may end up adding a few more bits to this page as I tend to fill in gaps!
This time it was my turn to choose the theme on Craft Your Days Away, and I chose Distressing. We have a new sponsor this time, Bugaboo Stamps and you can win 7 free digs if you take part this fortnight.
For my DT work I altered and distressed a beer mat, something I have done a lot of lately! I really need to make them into a book as the pile is getting very high! I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked the edges of the mat plus the punched butterflies with Distress Ink, also the paper lace.
There is a current DT call on Ruby's Rainbow Challenge so pop over if you would like to apply. The new challenge for the next 2 weeks is Valentines or Red and Black for those who might not like or need Valentines cards! For my DT work I have altered a beer mat and used a Tim Holtz sticker from one of his books and cut swirls with one of his dies.
The new theme on My Time To Craft for the next fortnight is to use our Favourite Embellishment. I found this a difficult thing to do for my DT work as I don't just have one favourite! I used a Penny Black Stickeroo for my card, and decided to punch some flowers which I love to put on but there wasn't room for many! So then I decided to add some swirls, which I also love - and then decided that they all needed some adhesive gems to finish them off, which again I love! So for this challenge I am saying the gems are my favourite! I am also entering this for Charisma Cardz Challenge - Happy Birthday
We have a new look for the new year over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges (previously Sparkles Forum Challenges) so pop on over and take a look at our new challenge for this month which is New Crafty Goodies. This month we are sponsored by Crafty Emma's store with a fab prize of a £10 voucher.
For my DT work I made a little card using some lovely K & Co bps and a cute little owl stamp by Kars - both pressies I received for Christmas. The recipient doesn't like pink and girly, so hopefully she liked this card!
Time for a new theme on the Alphabet Challenge Blog, and this time it is an open theme - You Can Choose. For my DT work I made a little card using some scraps of paper from my desk and a lovely new Kars stamp I had for Christmas, coloured in with Copics and a piece of Martha Stewart punched edging.
To start off the New Year, the theme on Craft Your Days Away is New Beginnings, and this time we have a new sponsor, The Stampfairy Shop, so pop on over and take part for a chance of winning.
For my DT work, I have made the January page of a calendar I am in the process of making inspired by one in the first issue of Scrap 365 magazine. I'll blog the rest at the beginning of each month - I haven't made them all yet!!
Time for a new challenge on My Time To Craft, and we start the year with a DT call too, so if you are interested go over to the blog and have a look. Our new theme is XOXO Hugs and Kisses, and for my DT work I have altered a beer mat again with K & Co bps, a Crafty Individuals image and bits and bobs from my stash.
Time for a new monthly theme on Sparkles Christmas Challenge and for January it is Christmas Stockings. For my DT work I made some quickie Christmas cards using my cute little Penny Black snowman stamp, coloured with Copics and with various bps.
There are 2 prizes up for grabs this month, a £10 Joanna Sheen voucher and 4 digs from Pink Gems Designs, so pop over and take part!
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!