Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bear George

A Christmas card this time.  I've had this stamp for a couple of months, so thought it was about time I actually inked it up.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes + a sentiment
Little Red Wagon - Lions and tigers and bears
The Male Room - Wild and free
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Craftaholics R Us - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Something beginning with B (bear, blue, brown and bobble)
Crafty Calendar - Dots and/or stripes
That's Crafty - Animal magic
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Creative Inspirations - Holidays

Image stamp - Whipper Snapper 'Bear George'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages'
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - Jute twine

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Scooter dog

It feels like a while since I last made a masculine card, so I thought I'd remedy that and here's the result.  As soon as I saw the current Penny Black Saturday challenge I knew this wee guy would be making an appearance.
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Dots and/or stripes
Penny Black Saturday - On the move
Moving Along With The Times - For the boys
That's Crafty - Animal magic
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Scooter Dog'
Sentiment stamp - Paula Pascual 'Big Sentiments'
Papers - Basic Grey 'Hello Luscious' and 'Oliver'
Extras - I added some jute ribbon and popped some Card Candi in one of the corners


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge- P, Q & R

It's challenge time again, over at the ABC Christmas Challenge, and it's my turn to host for the very first time, eek!  We have three themes this month, and they are -

'P for Plain' 
'Q for Quotes'
  and 
'R for Robins or Rabbits' 

Our sponsor this month is -

and the prize is a $25 gift certificate

There's also a prize from me 
   
I've combined 'P for Plain' and 'Q for Quotes' in this card.  The quote is from one of my favourite Christmas films, 'Elf'.  
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Wild Things
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Too Cute

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Carolling Hedgehogs'
Sentiment/quote - Printed

My 'R for Robins' card
Dream Valley - Christmas in July
Fussy And Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - Holidays

Image stamp - Stampendous 'Snow Bird'
Papers - Studio Light 'Winter Feelings'
Extras - I used a Cuttlebug snowflake die to make the larger snowflake, a Penny Black Creative Die 'Frosty's Snow' to make the smaller one, then popped a pearl in the centre of it, as well as in a couple of the corners.  I then added Flower Soft for the snow.
 
I also decided to make an 'R for Rabbits' card as well
House-Mouse & Friends - Anything goes/Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Anything goes/use something yellow
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Hot/warm colours on a Christmas project

Image - From 'The House-Mouse Triple CD Collection'
Sentiment - As above
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - I popped some pearls in a couple of the corners

Aaaaaand, as if that wasn't enough, I decorated a wee box to match my rabbit card.  I'll have to have a lie down in a dark room to recover from all that effort!

Image - From 'The House-Mouse Triple CD Collection'
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - Card Candi 
 

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Bee Costume

I managed to make a card, yay!  It's a simple one (to be fair I don't really make any other kind) because the image is so large that it doesn't really allow for too many different layouts on an almost 6x6 card.  The last time I used it I stamped directly onto the card blank, but I don't think I'm brave enough to try that again with such a large stamp.
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Things with wings
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes *Top Pick*

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Bee Costume'
Sentiment Stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Everyday Grungy Messages'
Papers - Make & Create 'Magic Moments'
Extras - I popped a couple of gems in the corners

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Snowy

This is a simple card I made a wee while ago, but forgot to blog.  I thought I might as well do it now, seeing as my blog's been a bit neglected this month (the unusually hot summer we've been having here in Scotland doesn't suit a peely wally lassie like me, so I've found it a bit hard to get motivated to make cards, apart from my DT ones).
Dragonfly Journeys - Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Papercraft Challenges - Christmas in July
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Sweet Stampers - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - The most wonderful time of the year
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Christmas in July (blog hop)
Christmas With The Cuties - Add some sparkle
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Snowy'
Papers - First Edition 'Winter Wishes'
Extras - I sprinkled Glamour Dust onto Glossy Accents to make the fur trim on Snowy's hat sparkle

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - N & O

Time for a new ABC Christmas ChallengeHelen's our host this month, and the themes are -

'N for Name'
  and 
'O for On' 

Our sponsor this month is -

Neat & Tangled
and the prize is a $25 gift certificate

There's also another prize on offer from Helen

I've made an 'O for On' card (the snowman has his skates on) 
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas 

Image stamp -Whipper Snapper 'Snowman Skater'
Papers - Studio Light #44 and #50
Extras - I added Card Candi to each corner and a wee bit of Flower Soft to the snowman's pompom

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

ABC Christmas Challenge - L & M

It's the first Wednesday of the month so it's time for a new ABC Christmas ChallengeHelen's our host and the themes are -

'L for Love'
  and 
'M for Mouse' 

Our sponsor this month is -

Wild Rose Studio
  
The prize is a 6x6 'Festive Florals' paper pack and a 'Teddy Baubles' clear stamp!

There's also a prize from Helen for another lucky winner

I've made an 'M for Mouse' card, using a cute stamp from Penny Black.  It also kind of fits the L theme as wee mousie seems to be loving that snow.
Pile It On - Holiday (no birthday)
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
My Time To Craft - Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Non-traditional Christmas colours
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas
The Holly And Ivy Christmas - Anything Chrismas goes
Christmas With The Cuties - Festive furry friends

Image stamp -Penny Black 'Let It Snow!'

Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set
Papers - Basic Grey 'Olivia'
Extras - I added some twine and gems, as well as some Flowersoft for the snowflakes

Monday, 4 June 2018

Daisy Mouse

This is one of the stamps I was lucky enough to receive for my birthday.  I got to choose and couldn't resist this one, partly because it's a cutie and partly because it's got the same name as one of my last rats (my Daisy was also a cutie, as well as one of the naughtiest rats I've ever known).
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Three of something (three papers and three die-cut flowers)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Spring is in the air
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything goes
As You Like It - Flora or fauna (fauna for me, in card making and in general.  I don't own any stamps with just flowers on them, they all include cute wee animals too) *Top 3*
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Image stamp - Whipper Snapper 'Daisy Mouse'
Papers - Studio Light #69
Extras - I used a Sizzix Bigz Die 'Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz' to cut the flowers, then popped a pearl in the centre of each of them and also added three pearls to the opposite corner

Monday, 21 May 2018

Bunny bath

I've used a bit of a neglected stamp on this card.  I've just had a wee look through old photos and it seems I haven't used it in around five years, tut tut!
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - The letter B (bunny, bird bath and butterfly)
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Penny Black And More - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Close to nature
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - The great outdoors
Craftaholics R Us - Anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper

Image stamp - Penny Black 'Bunny Bath'
Sentiment stamp - Lili Of The Valley 'Everyday Grungy Messages'
Papers - Studio Light #69
Extras - pearls

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Rats forever

This card features my favourite papers and my favourite animal.  This stamp's part of a set and I wouldn't have known it existed if it wasn't for a comment on my blog, so even strangers are encouraging me in my stamp buying habit ;)
Brown Sugar - Masculine
Crafty Friends - Animals
Pile It On - Small and/or pencils (I use Prismacolour Pencils to colour stamped images) *Sweet Sprinkles Award*
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Animal magic
That's Crafty - A stitch in time
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper
As You Like It - Favourite animals (my favourite animals are rats.  I had them as pets, almost continuously, from 1994 up until September last year, when I lost my last girly, Luna.  They're the cutest, most intelligent and affectionate wee creatures and I really miss them)
Aud Sentiments - Masculine + a sentiment
Sweet Stampers - Too cute *Favourite*
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Image stamp - Katzelkraft 'Les Rats Des Villes'
Sentiment stamp - Paula Pascale 'Big Sentiments'
Papers - Basic Grey
Extras - I popped some dew drops in the corners and cut the stars with Crafter's Companion 'Superstars' dies