Thursday, 22 September 2016

My Kind of Weird

It was my anniversary yesterday, so I can finally share the card I made for my husband.  After 8 years of marriage, coming up with new cards for the one you love starts to get a bit hard.  I'm not really one for all the lovey-dovey mushy stuff! 
When I won one of Crafting Circle's spotlight prizes a while ago I had a wonderful time shopping over at Polkadoodles (Thank you Samantha & Nikki). I saw this image and knew I had to have it. You may think it a little unconventional for an anniversary card, but that's why I love it and I knew my husband would too. Humour is what brought us together. 
I think it's the most CAS card I've ever done - no embellishments at all!
The products I did use were:
  • Papermania cardstock
  • Polkadoodles 'You're Weird' digitamp
  • Promarkers - Coral, Dusky Pink, Blush, Umber, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Black, Cool Grey 1-5, Aubergine, Plum, Amethyst, Gold, Canary, Lime, Bright Green, Arctic Blue, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Peach, Mango, Indigo, True Blue, Cobalt, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Butercup & Mustard

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. 613 Avenue Create - #189 Anything Goes
  2. Artistic Inspirations - #163 Anything Goes
  3. Craft Your Passion - #330 Anything Goes
  4. Crafting When We Can - #128 Favourite Medium (Promarkers)
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - #19 Anything Goes
  6. Create & Inspire - #52 Anything Goes
  7. Deep Ocean - #138 Anything Goes
  8. Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #206 Anything Goes
  9. Inspiration Destination - #104 Anything Goes
  10. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #42 Anything Goes
  11. Little Miss Muffet - #147 Anything Goes
  12. Love To Scrap - #86 Anything Goes
  13. Passion For Promarkers - #364 CAS
  14. Polkadoodles Crafting - #37 Anything Goes

Thursday, 15 September 2016

New Release at Kenny K Stamps

It's my last GDT post at Club Kenny K :( but we have a wonderful new release of Halloween goodies for you today.  Pop on over to the shop to grab yours. 

I have used 'Witches Brew' from the awesome 'Spell Caster' set.  You get 4 images in this set, so it's great value.

I have made a twisted easel card using the following materials:
  • Square Kraft card from Michaels
  • Papers and embellishments from Graphic 45
  • Twine and black card from my stash
  • Ranger Stickles in Yellow, Xmas Red & Dark Blue
  • Promarkers - Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Peach, Forest, Apple, Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Crimson, Blush, Walnut, Raw Sienna, Purple, Amethyst, Lilac, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Berry, Lipstick, Indigo, True Blue, Cobalt, Soft Lime & Lemon



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. The Sisterhood of Crafters - Halloween Colours
  2. Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
  3. 4 Crafty Chicks - #316 Twine
  4. 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
  5. Craft Your Passion - #329 Anything Goes
  6. Crafting With An Attitude - #19 Anything Goes
  7. Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
  8. Crafty Cardmakers - #172 Layer It Up
  9. Crafty Gals Corner - #89 Freestyle
  10. Create & Inspire - #51 Anything Goes
  11. Dark 'n' Daring - #5 Anything Goes
  12. Dream In Darkness - September Anything Goes
  13. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #41 Anything Goes
  14. Little Miss Muffet - #146 Anything Goes
  15. Open-Minded Fun - #9 Halloween/Dress Up
  16. The Corrosive Challenge - #9 Anything Goes






Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A Special Birthday at Club Kenny K

Being a Guest Designer at Club Kenny K right now I have the honour of being part of the birthday celebrations for the man himself!! Yay!


Join in the party over on Facebook for our week-long birthday-themed challenge.  All you need to do is make a birthday creation using a Kenny K image and add it to the challenge album. The grand prize is $25 gift voucher to the Kenny K store, plus two other winners will receive 3 digis each. 

I have used two of Kenny's wonderful images to create my birthday card - Tori Famous and Bass Baby.  As you can see from the little picture above, these images are perfect!

Other materials I have used to create my card:
  • Papermania card
  • Wink of Stella clear
  • 3D foam pads
  • Promarkers - Gold, Mustard, Buttercup, Burnt Orange, Bright Orange, Peach, Black, Cool Grey 1-5, Primrose, Soft Peach, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Pink Carnation, Sandstone, Caramel, Burnt Sienna, Walnut, Forest, Bright Green, Lime, Cerise, Tulip, Henna, Cocoa, Almond, Burgundy, Crimson, Berry, Dusky Pink, Rose Pink, Blossom, Plum, Mulberry, Aubergine, Purple, Lilac & True Blue 



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Unicorn Challenge - #13 Happy Birthday
  2. The Corrosive Challenge - #9 Anything Goes
  3. Inspiration Destination - #103 Anything Goes
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #41 Anything Goes
  5. Little Miss Muffet - #146 Anything Goes
  6. Pearly Sparkles - #8 Masculine
  7. Brown Sugar - #215 Anything Goes
  8. Classic Design Team Open - #6 Anything Goes
  9. Craft Your Passion -#329 Anything Goes
  10. Crafting When We Can - #127 Happy Birthday
  11. Crafting With An Attitude - #19 Anything Goes
  12. Crafty Gals Corner - #89 Freestyle
  13. Create and Inspire - #51 Anything Goes
  14. Star In My Pocket - Going In Circles










Friday, 2 September 2016

I Put a Spell on You ~ with Club Kenny K

How summer has flown, but that means fall and Halloween are getting closer.
Are you a member of Club Kenny K? Do you subscribe to the newsletter?  If not, why not?  You are missing out on some fabulous freebies, discounts and more!

This month our Club Kenny K Dollar Deal is La Spyda and the Newsletter Freebie is Mad Mummy
The theme this challenge is Anything Goes, so let your imagination fly and pop over to join in the fun.

I have created a shaker card using the same technique as I did for Candy Shop and Sleigh Bells Ring (both have a step-by-step you can follow if you haven't made this type of card before).  It's the first time I've done an offset window and I think it looks really effective.  The design idea came to me whilst I was trying to sleep and it wasn't going to be a shaker, but I remembered I had some Halloween confetti!

Other products I have used:
  • Papermania card
  • Core'dinations GlitterSilk card
  • Halloween cobweb tulle from Michaels
  • Promarkers: Satin, Pastel Beige, Sandstone, Caramel, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Orange, Coral, Dusky Pink, Almond, Cool Greys 1-4, Lime Green, Bright Green, Forest, Aubergine, Plum, Amethyst, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Black, Crimson, Berry & Lipstick
  • Gold glitter pen







I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. A Bit More Time To Craft - #27 Anything Goes
  2. 613 Avenue Create - #188 Anything Goes
  3. Classic Design Team Open - #6 Anything Goes
  4. Craft Rocket - #23 Anything Goes
  5. Craft Your Passion - #327 Anything Goes
  6. Crafting By Designs - September Anything Goes
  7. Crafty Gals Corner - #87 Anything Goes
  8. Fab 'n' Funky - #316Anything Goes
  9. Inspiration Destination - #101 Anything Goes
  10. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #40 Anything Goes
  11. Little Miss Muffet - #145 Anything Goes
  12. Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
  13. Sisters of Craft - September Anything Goes
  14. 4 Crafty Chicks - #314 Fussy Cutting
  15. Dream In Darkness - September Anything Goes
  16. Love To Scrap - 'No Rulz 2' Blog Hop



Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

September already?! Time to start getting up early again and get back into a school routine. Yuk. 
But on the bright side, we have a new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore.  
This month we are sponsored by Beccy's Place and the theme is Anything Goes. 
I do love an Anything Goes theme as it lets your creativity go wild, but I saw the Strawberry Circle image and knew it would be perfect for some thank you cards I needed to make. I've gone quite clean and simple with these square cards as I think the image and sentiment say it all.

Products I have used to create my cards:

  • Card and ribbon from my stash
  • Whispers ink
  • X-Cut dies - nesting circles and scalloped circles
  • Promarkers - Pine, Forest, Bright Green, Lemon, Buttercup, Apple, Cool Grey 1, Rose Pink, Pale Pink, Lipstick, Crimson & Burgundy
Please come and join in our challenge, we would love to see your awesome creations. 




I am entering my cards into the following challenges:
  1. The ABC Challenge  'O' is for Open
  2. A Bit More Time To Craft - #27 Anything Goes
  3. 613 Avenue Create - #188 Anything Goes
  4. Beccy's Place - September Challenge
  5. Classic Design Team Open - #6 Anything Goes
  6. Craft Rocket  - #23 Anything Goes
  7. Craft Your Passion - #327 Anything Goes
  8. Crafting By Designs - September Anything Goes
  9. Crafty Gals Corner - #87 Anything Goes
  10. Fab 'n' Funky - #316 Anything Goes
  11.  Promarkers - #316 Use a Die-Cut
  12. Inspiration Destination - #101 Anything Goes
  13. Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - #40 Anything Goes
  14. Little Miss Muffet - #145 Anything Goes
  15. Love To Scrap  - 'No Rulz 2' Blog Hop
  16. Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
  17. Sisters of Craft - September Anything Goes





Monday, 15 August 2016

August New Release at Kenny K Stamps

Hello Crafty Peeps!  Is it a bright summer day where you are? We have had a lot of rain and storms this year, but that is a great excuse to stay in and craft, lol.
Kenny K Stamps have a lovely new release of Christmas images for you - Santa Baby, Elfie Selfie and Santa Christmas Dance - so get into the festive spirit and join in the fun with us for the latest challenge at Club Kenny K
Our theme this time is Anything Goes with an optional twist: Die Cuts. You can make anything you like as long as it has a Kenny K image.

I wanted to make something for a gift rather than a card, so I chose a wine bottle tag. I've made quite a few of these before, but this is the first time I've incorporated a chocolate holder. 
Products I have used to make my tag:

  • Papermania card, button, twine, pearls and outline sticker
  • X-Cut dies - nesting circles and scalloped circles
  • Spellbinders Die D-Lites, Fancy Label Tags 2
  • Dovecraft patterned paper
  • Promarkers used: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Cool Greys 1, 2, 3 & 5, Crimson, Ruby, Berry, Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone





I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Fingers - #114 Anything Goes
  2. Fab 'n' Funky - #315 Christmas
  3. Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #201 Anything Goes
  4. Inspiration Destination - #98 Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #39 Anything Goes
  6. Little Miss Muffet - #144 Anything Goes
  7. Love to Scrap - #84 Anything Goes
  8. Sisters of Craft - August Anything Goes
  9. Come and Get It - Punches and Dies
  10. Craft Your Passion - #325 Anything Goes
  11. Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
  12. Crafty Boots - Anything But A Card
  13. A Bit More Time To Craft - #26 Anything Goes
  14. 613 Avenue Create - #188 Anything Goes
  15. Brown Sugar - #211 Anything Goes
  16. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #376 Anything Goes









Sunday, 7 August 2016

Birthday Blog Hop with Club Kenny K

Today everyone at Club Kenny K is celebrating our amazing DT coordinator Regan's birthday and we thought we'd surprise her with a Birthday Blog Hop.



Hope you're having a wonderful day

To participate in the hop:
Follow the list of DT & GDT blogs and leave a comment on all of the posts. Once you have completed the list hop over to the Kenny K Stamps blog and leave a birthday message for Regan. Becoming a blog follower isn't necessary to win, but it would be very much appreciated. 
We'll ask Regan to choose her favourite comment from those left on the Kenny K Stamps Blog to receive a prize (make sure you've left a comment on all the stops on the hop too). Closing date is Saturday 13th Aug at midnight EST.
(list follows at the bottom)


I have made a colourful card using the retro image 'Drama Queen'. This is such a fun image to colour.  I have added a sentiment using Photoshop as I wanted to continue the whole comic book look. 
To create the card I have gone all-out Papermania, using their Capsule Collection 'Spots & Stripes: Brights' (patterned paper, ribbon, bow & Big Bloomers).  The circles were cut using X-Cut nesting circle dies and I have inked all the edges black with a Whispers ink pad.  The finishing touches are a button and twine in the centre of the flower.

Promarkers I have used are: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Lipstick, Berry, Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Arctic Blue, Mustard, Gold, Raw Sienna, Pine, Forest, Apple, Aubergine, Plum, Mulberry, True Blue & Sky Blue.




Thank you for taking a look at my card.  Please leave a comment and follow the list below to continue with our Birthday Blog Hop.

Nicola - you are here


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. A Bit More Time to Craft - #25 Anything Goes
  2. 613 Avenue Create - #188 Anything Goes
  3. Allsorts - #375 Spots 7 Stripes
  4. CCC Digi Creations - #54 Anything Goes
  5. Classic Design Team Open - #5 Anything Goes
  6. Come & Get It - Buttons & Bows
  7. Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
  8. Crafting With An Attitude - #18 Anything Goes
  9. Crafts and Me - August Anything Goes
  10. Crafty Boots - Use a Stamp
  11. Create & Inspire - #50 Anything Goes
  12. Creative Fingers - #114 Anything Goes
  13. Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
  14. Inspiration Destination - #97 Anything Goes
  15. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #39 Anything Goes
  16. Little Miss Muffet - #143 Anything Goes
  17. Sisters of Craft - August Anything Goes
  18. The Crafty Addicts - #21 Anything Goes






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