Today I had loads of crafty time. So all my DT work is in the bag and I had time to do a challenge card, and this is it.
I used 'sugar sweet dreams' by Penny Black and coloured with water colour pencils. The dotty paper is 'alphabet soup' by My Minds Eye and the twine is from the ribbon girl (my seam binding is on the way, missed the bus first time round).
First up I would like to give a big shout hello to my new followers it's lovely to see the number growing. I'm afraid it's been a bit slow on the crafty front this week. Blame the day job! Hopefully normal service should be resumed soon.
Anyways, you'll be wondering what this weeks challenge is, well wonder no more. We have one of Paulines fabulous sketches.....
Have you noticed my current fad? No, not the friendly flags again! Yep, it's stamping directly onto my card. This time I used my Hero Arts 'happy definition' for the background. To get a white space I used a square post it note over the middle of the stamp. Worked a treat.
I stamped 'hedge delivery' by Penny Black in the space and coloured with water colour pencils.
I then stamped out three Hero Arts buttons, coloured with copics and cut them out (really to cover the corner where the post it note didn't quite do the trick).I added a stamped sentiment and doodled round the hedgie and the edge of the card.
We have another challenge for you. This week it is.....
So have you bagged a crafty bargain in the January sales? If so team it up with your Penny Black stamp, sentiment or stickeroo and create. Or, perhaps your bargain was a Penny Black stamp, if so, I am sooo jealous!
Everything I have used today (except my friendly flags) was reduced by at least 20% in my (fairly) local shop, CraftWorld.
The other week I entered the challenge over on Delightful Challenges. Well, the more eagle eyed among you will have noticed the badge I am now proudly displaying on my sidebar. I am very excited that I have been chosen by their design team to be 'spotlighted'.
I got to choose a digi image from the massive range at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. I chose Lara Ladybug. Makes a super cute card, perfect for Valentines.
So here I am back as promised with the results of last nights play time! Lately I have been stamping straight on to my card blanks and I am loving that look. So I thought, why not try it with a digi stamp. Using one of the latest releases from the DigiStamp Boutique 'Valentine Birds' I pulled it off!
I am entering my card into the challenge over on Papertake....ribbons and pearls.
Just a quick post tonight to show my latest creation. It follows the super sketch on Sunday Sketch and Stamp. The spotty dog image is from the DigiStamp Boutique and I coloured with copics. Used those letter stamps again, told you I would!
Sally-Ann has sent me some of the latest releases from the Boutique so I'm off now to have a play. All being well I will share tomorrow.
I've just found a brand new challenge blog 'Do It With Digi's'. Well, I love to do it with digi's so I had to get creating. I have used one of the little houses from the new home collection at the DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with promarkers/copics and the papers are bobunny and little yellow bicycle (double sided).
I had a re-org' of the crafty cupboard and found these small letter stamps. Have now moved them to the front so you will no doubt be seeing them again!
It's Saturday and that means a brand new challenge and this week it's......
.....a card buffet. So along with your image you get to choose 4 items!
My card is very (very) bright and bold this week. It just sort of happened! I used a Penny Black slapstick stamp 'loving and hugging' coloured with copic pens. The papers are by Doodlebug and I picked up the felt flowers at Tesco.
And here are this weeks prizes from our regular sponsor Penny Black. One lucky winner will receive.....
We had three fabulous prizes last week so pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, you might be a lucky winner. While there you can feast your eyes on this weeks inspiration from my team mates.
And, just before I go, there is still lots of time to enter the 'new beginnings' challenge over on Crafty Calendar.
Can't stop using my new friendly flags stamps! This time I used the plain flag and coloured with copics/promarkers. I then doodled the lettering and all the dots. The image, Penny Black 'cat bath' is stamped directly on to the card base and coloured with watercolour pencils.
I am entering my card into two challenges....
Cupcake and My Partner in Crafting Crime, both challenges are 'something new'. My something new is, of course, my new favourite stamps (well, this week) Hero Arts 'friendly flags'.
OK then, early night for me. First full week back at work for ages, still two days to go and I'm exhausted!
Meet the cutest most loved up couple in the digi stamping world...Pippa and Sonny from the DigiStamp Boutique. I used my Prisma pencils to colour this time, so relaxing. The papers are by First Edition 'animal antics' and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
When I first got my big shot all you could get were the sizzix shape dies. I had some but hardly used them, so I thought my considered purchase of a big shot was a mistake, how wrong was I?
Along came nesties, embossing folders, etc and now I couldn't make a card without the big fella! But I still have those original dies I hardly use. Well, I got them out from the back of the crafty cupboard and am determined to use them. So here is a card with die cut balloons, quite effective.
The stamp is from my new Penny Black set 'a good catch' coloured with water colour pencils. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.
I thoroughly enjoyed making a card similar to this the other day. This one instead of colouring the friendly flags I embossed them. I made this card for the challenge on Cupcake, white is white. The stamp is a Penny Black 'bun-bun', very cute.
Well Tron 3D was disappointing I don't recommend it. The only good thing about it was the Magnum (which I managed to eat in the dark without getting it all over myself).
Anyways here is a card using my Banana Frog build-a-bloom. This time I stamped out the petals onto white card, coloured with copics/promarkers and cut out. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and the twine from the Ribbon Girl.
A new year and some new stamps to use. A new Penny Black 'flutter-bye', that fat little hedgie is so cute! And new Hero Arts 'friendly flags'. I stamped the hedgie directly on to my card base and coloured with water colour pencils. I stamped the flags on to white card, coloured with copics/promarkers and cut out.
Hello, I'm Liz McGuire. I have been designing and making cards for over 10 years, serving on numerous design teams and completing assignments for various papercraft magazines.
Along with my cardmaking I like to try my hand at art journaling, memory keeping, smash books etc. And there is also my new obsession - planners and stationery! So there may be the occasional blog post on these topics.
I do have a real job but that's just to earn enough money to buy paper, stamps, pens and, of course, buttons!
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