Thursday, 25 August 2016

As You Like It Challenge #87 - Favourite Shaped or Standard Card and WHY

Hi Crafters,

These weeks are flying by so fast that I can hardly believe it's time for a new challenge at As You Like It.

We'd like you to showcase a project using your Favourite Shaped or Standard cardbase and tell us the reason WHY.

My choice was an easy one as I always go for a square card base, whatever the size, as I find that everything just fits in the space beautifully.

7" x 7" Card Base
Image - Paintbox Poppets CD - Rom
Spellbinders Oval Floral Die
Lea'bilities Corner Die
Papers - Hunkydory
Sentiment Stamp - LOTV

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Fussy & Fancy - #170 Pink and Cream with lots of Bling
Crafty Girlz - #18 ATG
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #40 ATG
Crafting When We Can - #126 Show Us Your Dies & Punches
Crafting From The Heart - #124 ATG

We have a lovely prize of a $10 voucher from our sponsor for their store.

Please take a look my Teamies wonderful makes on the challenge blog HERE.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #17 Lots of Layers

Hi Crafters,

Another Christmas Card Club challenge has come round again and this time it was Maureen's turn to choose the theme.

Lots of Layers

I chose a decoupage image to cover the 'lots of layers'.

Hopefully you can see the layers of the decoupage on this side view photo although I tried to keep them fairly flat using 1mm foam to help with the postage.

7 x 7" Card Blank
Decoupage Image - Craft Creations
Papers - Papermania Letter To Santa Collection
Gold Mirri
Ribbons and Bow from Letter To Santa Set

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #377 Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #295 ATG Christmas

Thanks for popping in today, the other ladies in the team have been busy too, take a look at their blogs for more Christmas card makes - a list of their blogs are in the tab at top of my blog. 

See you soon,


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Summer Card Swap

Hi Crafters,

Just popping in today to share a card that I made for a swap on Facebook.
My lovely swap partner was Liz McGuire from Buttons for Brains and as she has now received this card I can post it here.

Stamps and Dies Set - MFT Die-namics - Sunflower Sweetheart
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - First Edition - Boho Chic
MFT Die-namics Flower Trio Die
Marianne Designs Border Die
EK Success Scalloped Border Punch
Buttons and Ribbon from Stash

All the elements in the scene came in the stamp set and I used the matching dies to cut them out after I had coloured them with my Promarkers. I used small brown buttons for the centres of the sunflowers and added brown glitter for detail.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Art By Myran - #64 ATG
Crafty Friends - #38 ATG
Penny Black & More - ATG with a Stamp
Country View Challenge - Hot Summer Days
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #102 Work, Rest or Play
Crafty Girlz - #18 ATG
Stamping Sensations - August ATG
SLS Lines - #22 3 or More Layers
Come & Get It - #131 Punches and Dies
I Love Promarkers - #315 Birthday

Bye for now,


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quick Layout

Hi Crafters,

Well it's the middle of another week, not long to go before the weekend now.
I'm here today because it's a new challenge at ABC Christmas.


We'd like to see your Christmas cards using a quick layout. Here's my card using this fun image from our sponsor Fred She Said.
Dancing Penguin

Image - (Pre-coloured) Dancing Penguin - Fred She Said
Joy Crafts Die
Crafters Companion Snowflake Embossing Folder
LOTV Christmas Tags Stamps

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Unicorn Challenge - #12 Animal Kingdom
Delicious Doodles - #15 All Creatures Great and Small
CHNC Christmas - August ATG
Crafting When We Can - #125 Things With Wings

Our sponsor is offering a £10 Voucher for the store so if you haven't already started making your Christmas cards for this year, now is a good time to begin.

Bye for now


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #359 - One For The Boys

Hi Crafters,

This is my inspiration card for the new challenge at Passion For Promarkers


using your Letraset/Winsor Newton Markers.

Image - 'Cheers!' - DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Making Cards Magazine free CD-Rom
JusCutz Scalloped Squares Die
Crealies Stitched Oval Die
Gold Mirri Card

It's a rather CAS card design for me but I like it, hope you do too.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #315 Birthday
Brown Sugar - #211 ATG
Crafty Friends - #38 ATG
Not Just Cards - #35 ATG
DigiStamp Boutique - August ATG
Crafting From The Heart - #123 ATG

Please take a look at the other inspirational cards and projects from my teamies over on the BLOG. There, you will also find the details of the prize from our sponsor for the lucky winner.

DigiStamp Boutique logo
£10 Voucher

See you soon,


Friday, 12 August 2016

Sailor Boy

Hi Crafters,

Yay it's Friday!

I like using these toppers from The Hobby House, they're just great for my 6" x 6" cards and make short work of putting a card together when you haven't got to colour an image.
Don't get me wrong, I love colouring images, but there are times when a quick make is required and these help enormously.

Image - Pre-coloured Topper - The Hobby House
Spellbinders Scalloped Squares Die
Anchor Die - Echo Park
LOTV Sentiment Stamp
Crafters Companion Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
Paper from stash
Blue Brad

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz - #132 By The Seaside
Deep Ocean Challenge - #135 Seaside/Beach
Crafty Creations - #321 On The Beach
Creative Inspirations - #255 Seaside, Sunshine, Summer Hols
Aud Sentiments - #161 For a Child + Sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #102 Work, Rest or Play

That's all from me today...see you soon,


Thursday, 11 August 2016

As You Like It Challenge #86 - Favourite Flowers and WHY

Hi Crafters,

Firstly I'd like to thank you for the lovely comments on my last couple of cards, I really appreciate the time taken to stop and comment.

Now on to business - 
It is the start of a new challenge at
 As You Like It today.

We'd like to see your projects showcasing your FAVOURITE FLOWERS and WHY.

I love all flowers from dainty blossoms to large blooms and the same goes in my crafting choices too. I have a wide range of paper flowers in all sizes and colours from various companies. I like to use them altogether as I have here on this MDF plaque.

Papers and Image - Lili of the Valley Paper and Art Pad
Joy Crafts Die 6002/0264
Various Flowers from stash
Red Velvet Ribbon around the edge
Pink Twine for hanging

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fussy & Fancy - #169 - A Walk in the Garden
Frilly & Funky - It's a Small, Small World (plaque is 10cm x 8cm)

Our sponsor is

who are offering a £12 Gift Voucher to the winner.

So come on, what are you waiting for? Start creating to be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous flowers!

See you soon,