Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Dancing in the grass

Hello again,

I made a card for the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog for June using a Crafter's Companion fairy die and the card I made is Smile with the fairies which is a blue colour based card, but I decided to make a  smaller green version too. 


Card recipe

5 x 7 white card blank
Crafter's Companion Springtime Fairy die
White card for the die cutting
Clarity Indian Summer designer paper and Dark green mirror card for the mats
Green Craft Artist Mica Magic to highlight the embossing
Gems 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 like to read them.

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


Saturday, 4 June 2022

Smile with the fairies

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog, which is starting today on 4th June. As usual it lasts for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us and share your makes.

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 challenge blog. I had to make a card in a hurry again as I had just come back from holiday! I went with a die based card as I knew I'd not got time to colour an image and chose a Crafter's Companion fairy die. 

I also made a smaller version with the die using green shades which is at Dancing in the grass 



Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
White card for the die cutting
Crafter's Companion Springtime Fairy die
John Next Door Poppy Heads die
Smile sentiment die from my stash
Clarity Indian Summer designer paper and white glitter card for the mats
White glitter card
Blue Craft Artist Mica Magic to highlight the embossing
Pearls 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 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 June 2022

Game on!

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog. The theme this month is One for the Boys, I've made a birthday card for a friend who is mad about his gaming, I hope you like it. 

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




Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Polkadoodles Gamer Dude precoloured image and backing paper
Black, white and blue card
Presscut Square and Rectangle dies
John Next Door Stencil Collection Alphabet and Numbers

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, 7 May 2022

Make a splash!

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog, starting today. As usual it lasts for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us and share your makes.

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. I had to make a card in a hurry again as I was going to be away on holiday, so chose a Polkadoodles pre-coloured Winnie Mermaid image. 


Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Blue card from a Hobbycraft pad for the mats
Polkadoodles Winnie Mermaid Anchors Away digi image, backing paper and sentiment
Tonic Delicate Lace die for the image
John Next Door ovals dies for the Sentiment
Ribbon and fish stickers 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 like to read them.


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



Sunday, 1 May 2022

Fabulous Forties

Hello there,

It's time to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog. The theme this month is Let's Layer it Up! I've made a card for a 40th birthday and as he's a Manchester United support I chose red and white as the colour theme. Including the card blank this has 7 layers in all!

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


Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Red, white and black card for the mats and sentiments
Presscut Stitch Dot Squares and Circle dies 
Presscut Multi Layer dies - Circles, all 3 layers
John Next Door Alphabet dies
Tattered Lace Number dies
Sentiment die and banner, possibly Tonic

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 April 2022

Believe in the fairies

Hello again,

Today I'd like to let you know that it's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog, starting today. As usual it lasts for about a month so I do hope that you'll join us and share your makes.

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 had to make a card in a hurry as I was going to be away through most of March, so I made a bit of a cheat card! I used a Lavinia Scene-Scapes background and some free gift stamps to create a quick card.



Card recipe

7 x 7 white card blank
Black, purple and white card for the mats, cut using John Next Door plain and Stitch Dot square dies
Lavinia Stamps Magic Scene-Scapes card
Enchanted Woodland stamps from Creative Stamping Issue 83
 

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 April 2022

Sparkly gift bag

Hello there,

Today I'd like 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 But a Card, so feel free to use your imagination with this. I made this gift bag using a Tonic die set, the colour scheme means I could use it for Christmas but as the embossing is stars it could be used for other occasions, depending on the tag which is added. . 

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



Card recipe

Red, green and white card
Tonic gift bag die set
Gold Mica Magic to highlight the embossing, gold metal gems and red/gold ribbon to finish it off

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, 5 March 2022

Elves in the woods

Hello there,

Today I want to let you know that it's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog starting today. As usual it lasts 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. 

I decided to use some CraftArtist digi kits as I've not use the program for a while so fancied a play, I'm still very much a beginner with this but did use some basic techniques such as flipping the images and adding shadows. I mixed images from three different kits, Fairy Garden, Fantasy Medieval and Fantasy Elves. I'll use this as a birthday card for a friend who is really into fantasy games.



Card recipe

8 x 8 cream card blank
CraftArtist digi kits Fairy Garden, Fantasy Medieval and Fantasy Elves
Hunkydory Delightful Darks green mirri
Brown 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 like to read them.


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





Thursday, 3 March 2022

Some bunny is thinking of you

Hello,

I'm very excited to have been asked to be a Guest Designer on the Design Team at the CCC Digi Creations challenge blog this month. A big thank you goes out to Connie Fong who has sponsored the challenge this month. I have used the Bunny Daffodil digital stamp, bunny image and sentiment, for my card. I do hope that you will join in the challenge and share your makes. 


Card recipe

Connie Fong Bunny Daffodil image
5x7 white card blank
Navy card for the mats
Tonic Simply Nature patterned paper
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Tri-blend brush pens
 

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 at the CCC Digi Creations challenge blog this month, we'd love to see your makes. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Black Eyed Susan

Hello there,

I'd like to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog. The theme this month is One for the Girls, and I may use this as a Mother's Day card for my Mother in Law or a friend's birthday in March. As I'm not sure yet I haven't added the sentiment.  

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


Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Limetree Crafts Buttercup and Continental Coffee card for the mats 
Dotty embossed white card 
Crafts Too Oval and Stitch Dot Oval dies
JustRite Black Eyed Susan stamp set
Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Brush Pens Light Yellow, Gold Brown, Light Green 
Gold Pearls 

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, 5 February 2022

Sunset fairy

Hello there,

My post today is to let you know that it's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog which starts today. As usual it lasts 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. 

I decided to use a die I'd bought at the big craft show at the NEC in November as I'd not got around to using it. 



Card recipe

8 x 8 black card blank
Black card for the die cut and sentiment mat
Clarity Indian Summer Designer Paper
Creative Expressions Moonlit Dance die
Clarity Wee Folk mushrooms and stars stamps 
Craft Artist  black Mica Magic
Spellbinders Sapphire die for the sentiment
Sentiment and copper 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 like to read them.


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



Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Howdy partner!

 Hello there,

Today I'd like 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 feel free to let your creative juices flow. I made this card for my husband's birthday, he loves his country music and cowboy boots so I snapped up these dies when I saw them. 

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


Card recipe

8 x 8 Kraft card blank
Cream card and sand coloured card for the mats
Blue and brown card for the hat, boots and sentiment
Silver mirri card for horseshoes and spur 
Sweet Dixie Cowboy Boots and Cowboy Hats dies
Unbranded sentiment die
Tonic embossing folder
Beige cord 

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, 1 January 2022

Blue is the colour ...

Hello there,

First of all I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Now I'd like to let you know that we've a new challenge starting today over at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog. The theme this month is Blues, and I've decided to go with blue flowers. This card is a variation on one I made at a Maximum Crafts online workshop, I hope you like it. 

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


Card recipe

8 x 8 white card blank
Limetreee Crafts Indigo Blue card for the mats and sentiment 
Clarity Indian Summer Designer Paper
White mat
JustRite Black Eyed Susan stamps
Creative Expressions Canvas Collection - Large Hexagon die
Sentiment die from my stash
Spectrum Noir TriBlend Brush pens: True Blue Extend, Light Green Blend
Spectrum Noir Finesse Flagstone ink pad

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.






Happy New Year from the cute unicorn!

Hello there,

Happy New Year, lets hope it's a good one!

My first post of the year is to let you know that it's time for a new challenge over at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog starting today. As usual it lasts 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 decided to make a unicorn card as I had some pretty unicorn paper which I must have had for at least 3 years, and also a unicorn digi stamp.



Card recipe

7 x 7 white linen effect card blank
Unicorn paper from my stash
Purple card for the mats
Oddball Art Supercute Winking Unicorn 
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers IG1, IG2, IG3, IB1, PL1, PL2, PL3, LV1
Spectrum Noir Pencil 29 for highlighting
John Next Door Stitch Dot dies for mats, and Circle die
Spellbinders Sapphire die for the sentiment
Sentiment from my stash
Purple 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 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.