Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.


Monday, 23 February 2015

Toothy Kid - Crafting From The Heart Challenge 48

Good morning, Monday morning has arrived again and I definitely have that 'Monday' feeling however, to lift your spirits there is a new challenge starting today at Crafting From the Heart.

The theme, as always, is Anything Goes and our Sponsor is

My Shopping List
C5 black base card
Patterned papers were a freebie from a tattered lace magazine
Plain white card
Spellbinders die
Brick embossing folder
Card candi
Embellishment using melt pot
  1. As usual I printed out my digi image onto Copic Xpress It card and once dry coloured him in using copics - unfortunately I lost the sticky with the colours - SORRY.
  2. I then used 'Bob' (BSC) to fussy cut my little chap out using the direct cut facility and also cut a black mat out at the same time by increasing the seam allowance and changing card - simples. Of course if you don't have a 'Bob' then you can fussy cut with scissors.
  3.  I die cut some white card which I then embossed and I also cut a faux mat in black.
  4. I then cut out the banners and assembled my card finishing off with the card candi and an embellishment which I made using my melt pot.  
I do hope you like my take using such a super little image.  To see more ideas from our design team just follow the link here to our blog and don't forget why you are then why not enter your card for a chance to win some super prizes.

You could also join our facebook page where there are lots happening including mini challenges for fun. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog.  Do take care and see you again soon.

Goth Fairy Witch - Get Creative Challenge 9

 Hi there fellow crafters hope you are all feeling good this morning.
We have a brand new challenge starting at Get Creative with a theme of 'Must Use Embossing'
Our sponsor is

who are donating a super prize of
3 images of the winners choice.
My Shopping List
Copics - E0000 | E00 | E01 for skin
               V04 | V06 | V09 for dress
               C3 | C5 | C7 | 100 for hair
               R40 | YG09
7x7 base kraft card
black card
purple card
embossing folder
red card
red ribbon
red cosmic shimmer glue
  1. I printed my image out onto Copic Express It card in draft quality and once dry coloured it in with the above listed copics.
  2. I then fussy cut her out and also fussy cut a mat in red card.  Well actually Bob, my BSC did the fussy cutting in 'direct cut' mode.
  3. I then cut a piece of black card which I pricked around the edges.
  4. I cut two pieces of purple card which I embossed with a geometric type design.
  5. I put some red ribbon around the two purple pieces and attached that to my card and then attached my image.
  6. I tied my ribbon around and then decided to use the cosmic shimmer glue in red to put some pearls.  Yes, you're right I would have been better doing that before putting my bow on but it was an after thought and a lesson learnt LOL.
  7. I finished it off with an embellishment made in my melt pot.
 I have to admit this was a challenge for me as I don't normally do gothic type images.  I did enjoy the colouring but finding a layout was and always is difficult so I do hope you like this one.
To see other ideas from our design team do pop over to our blog and whilst you are over there why not enter for a chance to win a super prize from our sponsor.
To see more images from our sponsor just follow the link above.  They are gorgeous.
Thank you for stopping by today and for any comments you choose to leave.  Hope to see you again.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Crafting From The Heart - Challenge 46

Good morning crafters and followers.  My post today is my take on an image from Dilly Beans Stamps who is the sponsor at the new challenge on Crafting From The Heart.

Our challenge theme is 'Anything Goes' and
Our sponsor is

Dilly Beans

http://sillydillybeans.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/591-rivers-scarf-350.htmlMy Shopping List

Rivers Scarf Digi Stamps from Dilly Beans Stamps
Copic markers - E0000 | E00 | E21 skin
                           E55 | E57 | E59 hair
                           YG61 | YG63 | YG67 body
                           G24 | G28 | G29 Hat
                           B91 | BV13 | R17
7x7 cream card base
Black card for matting, flowers and leaves
patterned paper
cream card for lace die cut, frame and flowers
Marianne flower die
Sue Wilson flower die and leave die
flower gems
Tonic square layering die

  1. as always I printed my digi image out onto copic xpressit card and left for at least 24 hours to dry
  2. I then coloured her in using the copic markers listed above and I fussy cut her out together with a mat.
  3. I then cut my black mat 6.5" x 6.5".  I also cut my flowers and leaves from the middle of this piece of card to save on card basically.
  4. I then cut a piece of cream card 6x6" and cut a square out of the middle, and a piece of patterned paper 6x6".  The paper was a freebie from one of the tattered lace magazines.
  5. My lace half circles were die cut using  a tonic die, leaving an edge and then fixed to the inside of my frame.
  6. My patterned paper is attached to my black mat and my frame and lace die cuts are raised slightly with 3d foam.
  7. Finally I arranged my image, flowers and leaves.  All finished off with 2 flower gems in blue to match the scarf on my image.
To see more ideas from our design team please follow the link here. Don't forget to enter your project whilst you are there.

Crafting From The Heart also has a facebook page where you can chat to other crafters and get ideas, answers to crafty questions and join in our fun challenges. Definitely worth joining.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you pop along to Crafting From The Heart blog page and our facebook page.  See you there!