Sunday 27 June 2021

Krafty Christmas

Good morning fellow crafters!

Here I am again with a card I’ve never blogged before as I find my way back into cardmaking … and today it is a Christmas card, which makes me think I’m really going to try to make some Christmas cards this year. 

I just love these adorable penguins … “Christmas cuddles” by Wild Rose Studio, and Lili of the Valley Kraft papers … I have been away from crafting for so long that I have still got some physical LotV paper pads!!  Sadly I can no longer list the makes of dies I use as a couple years ago I bought a fab storage caddy for them with magnetic storage pages, but I didn’t make an inventory of what was what!

Challenges I would like to enter:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - June technique tic tac toe 
(gems, patterned paper, die cuts)
 A Gem of a Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #630 - Use Design Papers
Christmas Crafts All Year Round  - Something Beginning with K or L (Kraft paper)
Corrosive Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenut’s Christmas Challenge #548 - Anything Goes (Christmas) with optional snowflakes
Penny’s Challenge #499 - Anything Goes with paper
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #125 - Krafty Christmas - SPOTLIGHT WINNER
The Holly and Ivy #97 - Anything Christmas Goes -TOP 5
We Love Chocolate Baroque (June) - Hand coloured image
Winter Wonderland - Christmas birds - TOP 3

That’s all for today - thanks for visiting.

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Another card .. for the boys

I felt sufficiently inspired yesterday by my first blog post in nearly three years that I decided to do another one …. They’re coming along a bit like buses!!

This is a card I made recently for a friend’s birthday … over the next few weeks I will be posting some cards which are not necessarily brand new but which have never been blogged before .. they are my recent attempts to get back into card making 😀

This is an adorable James the Bear image by  Lili of the Valley, coloured as always with Promarkers, and is a much simpler style as I think befits a masculine card. 

Challenges I’d like to enter:

Alphabet Challenge - F is for furry friends
Crafty Calendar (June) - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts #406  - Furry friends
Cutie Pie #160 - The bear essentials
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Animal antics
Sweet Stampin’ - Something beginning with B - TOP 3
(bear, beer, Birthday greeting) 

I hope I’m starting to get back into the basics of blogging now, so onward and upward! Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Monday 21 June 2021

Here comes the sun!

This is my first time posting on here for about 3 years, and my first time ever from my iPad so I guess this is a bit of an experiment!!

I have been doing very little cardmaking over the past three years, but I have started doing a bit more over the past 12 months due to COVID lockdowns and also because I have now finished work. 

So here I am dipping my toe in the water once more with a card I made for an elderly aunt’s birthday.

I have used a hand stamped image by Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers. The rest of my stash is so old I can’t now narrow down who has supplied what!!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #629 - Anything Goes
Crafters’ Cafe #268 - Insects / butterflies
Crafty Creations #422 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #213 - Anything Goes with option of at/in the water 
(flowers are of course in water)
Cute Card Thursday #689 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #596 - Summer Colours
Penny’s Challenge #498 - Anything Goes
Sparkles #141 - Floral Extravaganza
Stamping Sensation (June) - I love … 
(Lili of the Valley stamps)
We love Cocolate Baroque (June) - Hand coloured image

That’s all for today as I gradually feel my way back into blogging. Take care and thanks for visiting.