Thursday, 15 September 2022

Reminder for The Flower Challenge #72 Add Sparkle


Its time for the reminder post so I have gone ultra easy this time.

 A simple stamped flower from Altenew stamped in grey
fora softer look. Copic coloured with soft mauve V000 V01 V12
and brighter greens YG00 YG01 YG05
A little bit of sparkle added to the flower petals.

I cut the panel with my  wonky rectangles die then added
it to a silver spotted background that sparkles and shines.

Its simple and pretty and looks fabulous with just a few sequins.

Now its time to go see what the rest
of the Design Team have been up to.

Thank you for coming to visit

Crafty hugs


Sunday, 4 September 2022

The Flower Challenge #72 Add Sparkle


Since we all like sparkle how hard is this challenge going to be.

The first card this month is another of Emily's beautiful flower panels. I have gone with a smoky pink colour in the Copics and the warm greens for the leaves.

R91 R93 R95 
G82 G17
Then out came the Nuvo Glitter brush

Here on this angle you can see the sparkle ohh boy yes.

Now its time to go check out The Flower Challenge Blog and 
see what the Design team have been up to.

This month our Guest Designer is Donna Mikasa Three Umbellas and her
blog is absolutely worth checking out and her Instgram.
What an amazing inspiration it is.

Thank you so much for coming to visit

Crafty Hugs


Monday, 15 August 2022

The Flower Challenge Reminder #71 Circle/Circles


So it time for the reminder and incorporating circle/circles so I again went with a stamp that is already set up with a circle. I kept my colouring light.

Copic colouring just the flowers and I added one of the sentiments that came with
this stamp set.

Okay so now it's time to go check out what the rest of the Design  Team have been up to
and think about joining us with a card or two.

Crafty Hugs


Friday, 5 August 2022

The Flower Challenge #71 Circle/Circles

Sorry I'm a bit late posting my card, technology is not my friend at the moment but
we will persist.

So this month is all about circles so I went through my vast array of stamps to see what I could do and this fantastic stamp jumped out at me.

Isn't this the prettiest bouquet. The stamp is from Funky Fossil this company is in the UK and Sarah has the biggest collection of amazing stamps floral, characters, animals and much more and stencils that are unbelievable as well. Check it out.

Back to my card, I have Copic coloured the flowers and you know that card is
straight, its just my photography  thats crooked :)

This stamp is so pretty and doesn't need anything else to show it off so I just finished the card off with a die cut 'Happy Birthday' cut from Silver glitter cardstock.

Now its time to go check out what the rest of the Design Team have been up to at The Flower Challenge.. This month my wonderful friend Therese from 'Lost in Paper' has joined us and as always she has made the most amazing card.

Thank you so much for coming here to check out my card,  and I hope to see you here again soon.

Crafty Hugs


We have a new addition to the family, of the furry kind.
This is Emma who in this shot is 3 1/2 months old. Next
to her is Jake who is 17 years old. Jake is Elysha's
companion dog and as he is slowing down a bit it, was time to
introduce another member to the family. Emma is a
Cavoodle  - mix of Cavalier King Charles and Miniature Poodle.

She is a non stop ball of hair that will push her way into
any situation if it involves a treat or a pat. She has given Jake
a new lease on life and we couldn't be happier. 

Lots of training ahead as unlike Jake who came to us through the Guide
Dog Association of NSW fully trained Emma is at the beginning
of life. OOOOOOh my goodness we have never had a puppy
before but we are certainly learning quick, she is training US well.

Thank goodness she is like Jake in that she does not shed so Elysha is
doing well with her. Unlike Jake who always looks so handsome and styled
that hair of Emma's is just a wild uncontrolled mess, brushing her does not
do a thing for her but she does enjoy it. Actually in this photo the hair doesn't
look messy at all but thats probably because the groomer had just visited.



Friday, 15 July 2022

The Flower Challenge #70 Reminder: CAS


Time for the reminder post and I have gone even easier, with some round flowers, basic colouring with Copics.

I then decided that the centre of each flower should have Glossy Accents so it stood out a bit more.

There you go CAS as and simple to do. Come and join us with your own CAS card.

Now off you go to the Flower Challenge Blog to see what everyone has been doing.

Crafty Hugs


Monday, 4 July 2022

The Flower Challenge #70 CAS


Okay this month is CAS, sounds very simple but can at times make us feel too
challenged. I have joined a group on Facebook thats all about CAS cards and the amazing ideas everyone has means I am feeling totally inspired.

Her is my card with a very small sentiment and this beautiful flower from  Gina K.
Coloured with Copics. No glitter, no sparkle, one layer.

I love how this looks and hope you do too. Now its time to go check out the rest of the Design Teams cards at The Flower Challenge Blog.

Joi9ning us this month is Marcia Hill who has made the mot beautiful card. Go check out her blog too as her cards are totally worth checking out.

Crafty Hugs


Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Reminder For The Flower Challenge #69 Yellow and Blue


I think this has been one of my favourite challenges in the last12 months. I so enjoyed coming up with Blue & Yellow cards.

In this instance I have stamped and heat embossed in gold a beautiful rose from The Ton
I have used this stamp a number of times so I cannot say whether it is still in stock, as I was unable to find when I went looking.

I coloured the flower with yellow and blue copics then I fussy cut the image.
I then blended blue  DistressOxide onto some cardstock. When I was finished I flicked water onto the card, let it sit a couple of seconds then blotted dry. I also flicked some gold pain on the base as well.

I finished off by adding the flower with dimensional foam tape to lift it slightly and a die cut 'Happy Birthday' sentiment.

Now its time to go to  The Flower Challenge and see what the rest of the Design Team has been up to.

Thank you so much to those of you who leave such lovely comments here as it gives me hope that people are coming to visit and like what they see.

Crafty Hugs


Sunday, 5 June 2022

The Flower Challenge #69 Blue & Yellow

I loved doing this card, I chose to colour one of the panels I purchased from Emily Midgett
who sells small packs of images every now and then. She also designs for a number of stamp companies and I totally enjoy colouring her images.

This card I coloured the flowers and leaves in yellow and blue, then I bit the bullet, and coloured around the image with my dark blue copic. I was terrified it would end up ruined but it worked out perfectly and I love it. Finished off with a few yellow sequins. No sentiment as I like to add when ready to use it.

Now its time to go see what the rest of the Design Team has been up to and also to check out this months Guest Designer, Nancy Penir who has made an amazing card. Don't forget to check out Nancy's blog as well as there is so much inspiration there.

Thank you for coming to visit

Crafty Hugs



Friday, 6 May 2022

The Flower Challenge #68 Use a Number

Simple as this month, use a number. As you can see here I have added a number for
someones fabulous 50th. But you can use a number however you want.

I've been missing in action fighting the flu just after others in the house finished their battle with covid.     Happy to say finally down to just coughing at night, which is good as its only a week till we go for third attempt at Aaron and Racheals wedding.

Onto my card, I have first stamped this beautiful large bouquet of flowers drawn by Alex Syberia.
I then coloured with copics, making each flower half and half in colour. I have added Wink of Stella to the flowers and they have an amazing sparkle but I forgot to fiddle with the photos to try and catch the sparkle so you will just have to believe me.

I then decided to add black copic and colour the background. At first when I finished I sat there thinking what have I done but the next day when I looked at it I decided it actually worked. I then added the die cut word Fabulous from The Ton. I had cut this in silver glitter fun foam so no having to layer it up. The numbers are cut from glitter card.

Time to go check out what The Flower Challenge Deign Team has been up to. Also we have a wonderful Guest Designer, Kailash this month so you really need to check out her cards as well because they are stunning.

Hoping next post to have plenty of wedding photos to share.

Crafty Hugs


Saturday, 16 April 2022

The Flower Challenge #67 Reminder : Add a heart


Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current  challenge which is....

So this month we would like to see you  'Add a Heart' on your cards, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team at The Flower Challenge

 It can be large or small...or even a heart shaped decide...just make sure to add one somewhere on your card. 

For this card I have embossed the background with a heart 3D embossing folder. I cut the panel to the size I wanted the card to be and attached to a pale blue cardbase.

After going through my collection of coloured flowers I decided to use these cuties from MFT stamps. Some from a stamp called Fancy Flowers which look like they are no longer available which is a shame, I think they are amazing. They are the larger blooms. The next row down are also from MFT but for the life of me and all the searches I did I couldn't find the set. sorry

I then finished off the card with the Happy Everything die cut from holographic card stock and vellum layer behind.

So now its time to go see what the team has been up to and think about adding a card or two yourself.

Crafty Hugs