Saturday, 6 November 2021

Happy Christmas from the Gnomes

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog which starts today. As usual it last for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog. 

As Christmas is only around the corner I've decided to go with a festive theme and I've used an image from a CraftsUprint mini-kit called Merry Christmas Gnomes



Card recipe 

8 x 8 white card blank
Limetree Craft Jolly Christmas Red card for the mats
White snowflake embossed card brushed with silver Versacolor
Hunkydory Snowflake Acetate
Merry Christmas Gnomes from CraftUprint
Spellbinders Sapphire die for the sentiment
Sentiment from Creative Stamping Issue 1 stamped using Hobbycraft Xmas Red ink
Silver snowflake ribbon and brads from my stash

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. I do appreciate them and read them all.


Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.


Monday, 1 November 2021

Merry Christmas robin

Hello there,

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is Merry Christmas! This month I've chosen a traditional Christmas image, a festive robin!

I do hope you'll join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month and share your makes with us.



Card recipe

7 x 10 white card blank
Red card for the mats and sentiment base
Silver mirri card for mats and sentiment
Snowflake embossed white card dusted with silver Versacolor ink and  silver studs
Hunkydory robin topper
Tonic snowflake die and sentiment die
Silver brads
Red ribbon

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave me a comment if you've time, I love reading them and really do appreciate them



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see your makes.





Saturday, 2 October 2021

Happy Halloween says Winnie the cute witch!

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog which starts today. As usual it last for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog. 

This month I've gone with a Halloween theme as it's Halloween at the end of the month. 



Card recipe

8 x 8 black card blank
Purple card for mats
Black card for die cuts
White card embossed with stars and dusted with silver Versacolor ink
Polkadoodles Winnie Wednesday Witch and Cat pre-coloured image 
John Next Door Stitch Dot die for some of the mats
Tonic cobweb die
Hunkydory Happy Halloween die
Purple star 

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. I do appreciate them and like to read them.


Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.


Friday, 1 October 2021

Autumn blessings

Hello there,

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is Autumn and/or Halloween. I've chosen the Autumn theme, and will probably send the card to friends in the US for Thanksgiving. I made most of the card using a kit called Sweater Weather which came with issue 202 of Papercraft Essentials. I love Autumn and was really drawn to the colours and the images.

I do hope you'll join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month and share your makes.



Card recipe

8 x 8 cream card blank
Gold mirri card for mats and the sentiments
Backing papers and images from Sweater Weather Papercraft Essentials issue 202
Sentiments from Die Cutting Essentials issue 81

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave me a comment if you've time, I love reading them and really do appreciate them



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see your makes.




Saturday, 4 September 2021

Magic unicorn in the flowers

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog which starts today. As usual it last for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog. 

This month I've used a unicorn die Dawn Bibby Creations Magic Unicorn die and coloured it with Craft Artist Mica Magic as a bit of an experiment. The jury is still out on that one - as they say! Although it does look better in real life than it does in the photo.



Card recipe 

8 x 8 white card blank
White card for the die cut and sentiment
Purple and black card for the mats
Clarity Groove Designer Paper
Dawn Bibby Creations Magic Unicorn die
Craft Artist Mica Magic greens, grey, pink and lilac to colour the unicorn
Tonic, Spellbinders and John Next Door Stitch Dot Dies 
Sentiment from my stash probably free with a magazine
Purple net ribbon, purple roses and black pearls to finish it off

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. I do appreciate them and like to read them.


Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Happy anniversary

Hello there,

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is Pink, Pearls and/or Sparkles! I've gone for all three with this card which I made for my brother and sister-in-law's anniversary. I do hope you'll join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month.


Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Pink glitter card
White heart embossed card
Heart die from Tonic magazine issue 4
Sentiment stamp from John Next Door Summer Special magazine
Flower panel die from Die Cutting Essentials issue 147
Pink Craft Artist Mica Magic to dust the embossed card
Pearl butterflies

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave me a comment if you've time, I love reading them. 



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see you.





Saturday, 7 August 2021

Fairy in the woods

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog which starts today. As usual it last for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog. 

This month I've gone with a fairy theme and used a kit which came with an issue of Papercraft Essentials. I'm not sure who I'll give it to so I've not added a sentiment yet. I edged the mats with double sided tape and added the glitter, I'd not tried this before and probably won't again as I got glitter everywhere!



Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Papercraft Essentials Issue 198 Fairy Kit
Tonic Light Gold Glitter
Blue ribbon from my stash

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. I do like to read them all.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:



Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.


Sunday, 1 August 2021

So many books - so little time

Hello there,

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is Anything Goes, so let your imagination run wild! I made this card for my husband's birthday as he is a real book lover and fanatical reader. I made a similar one for my sister-in-law who is the same, and I'm sure I'll be using these stamps a lot as being a librarian I have lots of librarian friends who are also book lovers. 



Card recipe

8 x 8 cream card blank
Brown card for the mats
Cream stamping card
Paper Studio Antiquity paper pad
Rare Earth Book Shelf, Non-Fiction and Hardback stamp sets
Versafine Vintage Sepia ink pad

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave me a comment if you've time, I love reading them. 



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see you.





Saturday, 3 July 2021

May your wishes come true

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog which starts today. As usual it last for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog. This month I've gone with a unicorn theme, I've only used this die once in the couple of years I've had it so thought it was about time I got it out again. I'm not sure who I'll give it to yet so I've kept the sentiment quite general.



Card recipe

7 x 7 white card blank
Hunkydory blue Adorable Scorable card
American Crafts backing paper
Joy Magic Unicorn die
John Next Door Stitch Dot square and circle dies
John Next Door Decorative Corner dies
John Next Door sentiment
Craft Artist Mica Magic white, blue and grey for highlight the die cut
Papermania blue ribbon

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. 


Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.


Thursday, 1 July 2021

Autumn leaves are falling

Hello there,

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is your favourite time of the year. This could be Christmas, Easter or any of the seasons for example, the choice is yours. I've chosen autumn, I love the changing of the leaves and all the different colours this produces, plus I do like crunching through the dried leaves on the ground!




Card recipe

8 x 8 Kraft card blank
Copper mirri card
Clarity Indian Summer designer paper pad
Kanban trees stamp
Cardi-O stamps for the leaf border
Promarkers to colour the image
Tonic leaf embossing folder
Happy birthday die 
Skeleton leaves - found in my stash when having a sort out
Copper brads


I hope you like the card I've made, please leave me a comment if you've time, I love reading them. 



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see you.


Saturday, 5 June 2021

Have a Fairy Happy Birthday

Hello,

We've a new challenge starting over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog today, which as usual lasts for about a month. I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog. This month I've gone with a fairy theme and made a birthday card for a friend's upcoming birthday.


Card recipe

7 x 7 Kraft card blank
Lime Tree Craft Buttercup card
Tonic Green card 
Paper Boutique Sunflower Song backing paper
Crafter's Companion Fairyopolis Spring/Summer CD
John Next Door leaves dies
Tonic sentiment
Spectrum Noir Yellow Cosmos glitter pen
Mustard Seed Distress ink
Craft Artist pale green Mica Magic
Golden yellow pearls


I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. 


Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this      month, we'd love to see you.






Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Motorbike rider

Hello there,

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is For the men / boys. My card has a motorbike as its main feature, I made it for the  a friend who has a bike rather than a car. The challenge lasts for about a month and I do hope you'll join us.



Card recipe 

7 x 7 dark grey card blank
Black card for the mats
Silver mirror card
Docrafts Papermania Monochrome paper pack
Tonic motorbike and sentiment dies
Crafter's Companion heart die
Black and dark grey Card Candi

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see you.



Saturday, 1 May 2021

Sing your own song

 Hello there,

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is clean and simple. My card has a music theme and is basically all stamped. I made it for the daughter of a friend who loves music and even performs and writes her own music. The challenge lasts for about a month and I do hope you'll join us.



Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Black card for mats
White stamping card
Various stamps from Creative Stamping Issue 52
Black Archival ink
Square pin dot die to cut the sentiment, probably Tonic

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave me a comment if you've time, I love reading them. 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see you.





Let your dreams take flight

Hello,

We've a new challenge starting over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog today, which as usual lasts for about a month. I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog. This month I've used a dragon stencil which is way out of my comfort zone as I don't really use stencils!



Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Tonic green card for the mats
White stamping card
Dragon stencil - given to me by a friend
Versa Color Evergreen ink
John Next Door Layering Dies to cut the circle
Sentiment stamp and the dragon backing paper were both free with magazines

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.



Saturday, 3 April 2021

Happy birthday from the gnomes

Hello,

We've a new challenge starting over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog today, which as usual lasts for about a month. I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog. This month I've done a mix of digital crafting to produce the background and topper, than added some die cuts and a stamped sentiment. 



Card recipe

7x7 Kraft card blank
CraftArtist No Place like Gnome digikit
Lime Tree crafts Poinsettia and Vanguard Red card stock
Tonic flower punch Sizzix Garden Greens leaf
Creative Stamping Issue 94 sentiment stamp
Gold/brown pearls

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. 



Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.


Thursday, 1 April 2021

Into the woods!

Hello,

I'm afraid I've not been very active here, so it's been a while since I posted, but unfortunately I've not been well. Pleased to say I'm picking up so will hopefully be posting more often.

Today's post is to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog, the theme this month is something with a bird, animal or insect. My card included an owl and a rabbit so as they say 2 out of 3 isn't bad! I made it for a friend who loves nature, trees in particular, and walking in the woods. The challenge lasts for about a month and I do hope you'll join us.


Card recipe

Custom made card blank made using the largest die in the set
Tonic Mythical Glade Layering Die Set with the Wondrous Woods owl and rabbit tag insert
John Next Door Autumn Leaves dies 
Lime Tree Crafts brown, gold and cream card stock
Gold and copper pearl paper
Craft Artist Mica Magic copper and gold for highlighting 

I also made a box using the same dies and card stock, and added a Happy Birthday sentiment to it.



I hope you like the card I've made, please leave me a comment if you've time, I love reading them. 



Please also join us over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog this month, we'd love to see you.



Saturday, 6 February 2021

You shall go to the ball!

 Hello there,

We've a new challenge starting over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog today, which as usual lasts for about a month. I do hope that you'll join us.

The theme as always is Fantasy, however as long as it's Fantasy pretty much anything goes. If you're not sure what we mean by that just check out the guidance in the side bar on the blog, and I've taken fairy tales as my Fantasy theme.

I've gone digital again this month and used a CD called Fairyland, which has a Cinderella kind of theme to it. I've not added a sentiment yet as I might use it as a birthday card, but it could also be used as a prom card. So I'll add the appropriate sentiment when I know who I'm going to give it to.




Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank with the front folded back to create a Z fold card
Fairyland CD background papers and topper image
Limetree Crafts Royal Blue card
Hunkydory silver Mirri card
John Next Door circle and stitch dot circle dies
Blu Mica Magic to edge the topper
Silver card candi
Silver ribbon

I hope you like the card I've made, please leave a comment to let me know what you think if you've got time. 



Please also join us over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, we'd love to see you.