Sunday, 25 September 2022

Gnome For Christmas

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

I'm getting into the Christmas spirit lately, so here's another card using images from Sweet November Stamps.

I have merged together a few images to make this fun wintry scene - 'Gnome For The Holidays: Gnigel', 'Gnome Home Holiday Scene Builder Set' and 'Scene Builder: Spooky Full Moon'. I flipped the gnome homes to create a couple of sides to the village and added a big moon in the middle for Santa to fly his reindeer across.


I still need some practice with knitted hats! All three of these gnomes are the Gnigel image, with one having the lantern added and one of them being flipped. I love the versatility of digital images for creating scenes like this!

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate all your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Die-cut sentiment
  • ProMarkers - Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Cornflower, Midnight Blue, Cool Grey 1, Primrose, Pine, Forest Green, Holly, Lush Green, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Saddle Brown, Chestnut, Firebrick, Ruby, Burgundy, Meadow Green, Apple, Leaf Green & Grass
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Spun Gold
I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Wednesday, 21 September 2022

A Woodland Christmas at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter. This week we are asking you to use Woodland Creatures on your makes, so anything goes as long as it fits that theme. 

I have made a Christmas card using 'Holy Night'


I used some puffy paint to add texture and dimension to her hat

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Sentiment die cut
  • Tree dies
  • Stampin' Up Snowfall Accents
  • ProMarkers - Midnight Blue, Arctic Blue, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Almond, Cinnamon, Saddle Brown, Pine, Forest Green, Bright Green, Berry Red, Burgundy, Umber, Caramel, Cool Grey 5, Black, Sandstone & Warm Grey 1
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Spun Gold
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Tuscan Red, Poppy Red, Blush Pink, Burnt Ochre & Light Peach
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Monday, 19 September 2022

A Furry Cute Christmas

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

I can certainly feel the colder months coming, with a grey week and now rain. It's been quite depressing and I'm looking forward to seeing the sun again!

With it being so dull though, I have brightened my days with some crafting. I recently won a gift voucher from Sweet November Stamps, so I got some new Christmas images to play with.

I couldn't resist the cute Stocking Stuffers and decided on "Fluffy' and 'Peewee' for a couple of layered Christmas cards..



I rarely use layouts/sketches, but I had some saved from a Christmas card order a while back, so decided they would be perfect for these two.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate all your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Kraft card blanks
  • Scrapbook.com Christmas & Peppermint papers
  • Twine
  • Banner dies
  • Sentiment die
  • Oval die
  • ProMarkers - 
    • Fluffy - Grass, Apple, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Cool Grey 2, Crimson, Red, Lipstick Red, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Black, Azure, True Blue, Warm Grey 1 + 2
    • Peewee - Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Soft Lime, Primrose, Cool Grey 1 + 2, Lush Green, Grass, Apple, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Black, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Saddle Brown & Sandstone
  • Prismacolor Pencil - Black
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
I am entering my cards into the following challenges:





Monday, 12 September 2022

Dazzling Display Of Thanks Gift Tag

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

I realise I never have a stock of pretty gift tags to add to presents, so figured I'd make a quick one. I've used 'Dazzling Display' from Power Poppy plus the included sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Twine
  • Wooden heart embellishment
  • Tag die
  • Stampendous Red Dragon embossing powder
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Saddle Brown, Gold, Sunflower, Holly, Lush Green, Grass, Firebrick, Berry Red, Red, Pumpkin, Amber, Apricot, Yellow & Primrose
I am entering my tag into the following challenges:


Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Hocus Pocus Milk Carton at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

We have a fun creative challenge for you at The Paper Shelter this week! We've seen and made a lot of cards recently, so this time we are asking you to share Anything But A Card.

I had a browse on Pinterest for treat boxes and found this adorable milk carton, which goes perfectly with 'My Adorable Little Witch'.  It may be pumpkin season for lots of people, but I would rather be gearing up for spooky season!

I decided to give her some fun Halloween-coloured stripes in her hair.


I decorated all sides of the box with spooky papers and finished off with a couple of sentiments and a skull & crossbones.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Kraft card
  • X-Cut circle die
  • Core'dinations Distress Collection card
  • Recollections Boo papers
  • Stitched Banner dies
  • Twine
  • Black embossing powder
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Hocus Pocus embossing folder, stamps & die
  • ProMarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Pink Pearl, Orchid, Wild Orchid, Amethyst, Black, Cool Grey 5, Slate, Holly, Forest Green, Burnt Orange, Saddle Brown, Spice, Ginger, Amber, Pumpkin, Raw Sienna, Warm Grey 1 + 2, Aubergine, Plum, Lush Green, Red, Lipstick Red, Sunflower, Bright Orange & Grass
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Sterling Silver
I am entering my treat box into the following challenges:

Friday, 2 September 2022

Ocean Scene Pop-Up Box Card

Hello Crafty Peeps,

I've been seeing this style of pop-up box card on Pinterest using dies, but figured I could measure and make one myself. It's been a while since I made any kind of pop-up card, so it was a bit of a fiddle but I got there!

I made the most of my clear stamps from Sweet November Stamps, as they are so easy to quickly stamp, colour and cut out. They are also a great size for this card.

I made my background piece first, using the large island from the 'Dock On The Bay' set. I'm really pleased with how this scene turned out.

I then coloured strips of 'ocean' to cover the sections and front of the card, plus stamped and coloured all my elements to add to the sections. Most of the images are from the same set, then I cut the tail from one of the mermaids on the 'Mermees #3' set. I've been colouring a lot of mermaids lately, so thought it would be fun to just have a glimpse of tail.

Here is a few angles of the finished card:





Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate your kind comments

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Kraft card
  • Woodware corner rounder punch
  • ProMarkers - 
    • Island Background - Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Tea Green, Chocolate, Burnt Sienna, Pine, Forest Green, Grass, Bright Green, Sandstone, Caramel, Warm Grey 1 & 2
    • Dock - Blush, Raw Sienna, Saddle Brown, Chestnut, Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon, Coral & Antique Pink
    • Rock - Gold, Sunflower, Warm Grey 1 & 2
    • Fish - Mandarin, Apricot, Aegean & Sky Blue
    • Seagulls - Sunflower, Yellow, Black & Cool Grey 1-4
    • Mermaid Tail - Petrol Blue, Marine, Turquoise & Mint Green
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
I am entering my card into the following challenges:



Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Guest Designer at Penny's PaperCrafty Challenge

Hello Crafty Peeps,

 I am delighted to have been asked to guest design for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week.

I was given 'Emmy Loo - A Poppy For You' from Crafty Sentiments to use and I made a fun layered card with her.


I coloured her to match my papers and gave her dress a bit of texture.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate all your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Scrapbook.com Peppermint papers
  • Cardstock
  • Twine
  • Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals dies
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Whispers ink - Pine
  • ProMarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Raw Sienna, Saddle Brown, Cocoa, Poppy. Red, Lipstick Red, Forest Green, Grass, Black, Holly, Lush Green, Green, Emerald & Mint Green
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Skating Is Such Fun at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

We've had a lovely summer break, but now it's time to get back to our challenges. This week at The Paper Shelter we are asking you to Frame It.  Such a fun theme and I can't wait to see how you interpret it!

I have used one of our new images 'Skating Is Such Fun!' for a layered card. I have framed the image with a fun snowflake die-cut.


I fussy-cut the image and popped her up on 3D foam pads for some dimension.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Patterned paper
  • Core'dinations Glittersilk Card
  • Spellbinders Snowflake Frame die
  • Gems
  • Mirri card
  • ProMarkers - Apricot, Saffron, Blush, Satin, Forest Green, Grass, Champagne, Sandstone, Caramel, Dusky Rose, Pale Pink, Cool Grey 1-5, Black, Indigo Blue, Royal Blue, Violet, Petrol Blue, Marine & Turquoise
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Gelly Roll - Sky Star
I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Friday, 5 August 2022

Forest Abode

Hello Crafty Peeps,

I'm back again with another clear-stamped project, this time using the 'Forest Abode Background Builder' set from Sweet November Stamps.

I went back to a coloured scene for this card and stamped the sentiment on after.


I actually had a little boo-boo with my pink marker having a dark spot on it, which made a dark line in my sky. Ugh. I added the die-cut butterflies to hide this and I think they make a great finishing touch,

Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Sizzix Embosslits 'Beautiful Wings' die
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Aquamarine, Spun Gold & Pink Garnet
  • ProMarkers - Meadow Green, Apple, Leaf Green, Warm Grey 1-5, Grass, Pale Pink, Pink Pearl, Olive Green, Moss, Forest Green, Marsh Green, Pear Green, Chestnut, Cocoa, Magenta, Carmine, Cool Grey 1-4, Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow, Chocolate, Firebrick, Red & China Blue
I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Under The Sea Gift Tag

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

I still don't have a working printer, so decided to have another play with my Sweet November clear stamps and a bit of smaller card that I had left over to stamp on.

I decided the creatures from the 'Mermee #3 Set' should have some fun of their own, so I added them to a tag along with one of the sentiments.

It's been a while since I made a tag, so it was nice colouring a scene on a smaller area.


I finished off with some beaded twine and epoxy hearts.


Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate all your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Twine
  • Beaded twine
  • Tag die
  • Stampin' Up Clear Epoxy Hearts
  • ProMarkers - Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Cyan, Pine, Lush Green, Emerald, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Holly, Forest Green, Bright Green, French Navy, Aegean, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Amber, Black & Cool Grey 5
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Black & White
I am entering my tag into the following challenges:


Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Miss You Floral Flutterbee

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

I am very glad to have some clear stamps to play with right now, as my printer has died on me! Crossing my fingers for a fix, or I will be needing to go shopping for a new one,

I have used 'Flutterbee Tullia' from Sweet November Stamps for a fun layered floral card. I fussy cut her and all the butterflies, and used patterned papers for the background.  I usually colour scenes for these images, so I wanted to do something different.


The floral paper was a little busy to put the character straight onto, so I used scalloped circle dies and checkered paper for a picnic blanket look.


I popped most of the butterflies up on 3D foam tape to help them stand out more from the flowers, and finished off with a die-cut sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate all of your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Scrapbook.com Sherbet patterned papers
  • Coloured cardstock
  • X-Cut Scalloped Circle dies
  • Sentiment die
  • ProMarkers - Almond, Dusky Pink, Tan, Cinnamon, Sunkissed Pink, Mustard, Pastel Yellow, Buttercup, Aegean, Cyan, Sky Blue, Champagne, Sandstone, Caramel, Black, Mandarin, Amber, Sunflower, Baby Pink, Fuchsia Pink, Green, Mint Green & Yellow
  • Posca Paint Pen - White

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Vacation Time at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's time for both teams at The Paper Shelter to come together for our Summer Break Challenge. This is an Anything Goes challenge lasting 4 weeks, so you have plenty of time to join in,

I have used 'Little Mermaid On Vacation' for a fun twisted easel card.


I gave her fun colours, patterns and some sparkle



I thought the umbrellas made a good pop-up item to hold the top of the easel, and I finished off with a stamped sentiment.


Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned papers
  • Cocktail umbrella
  • Papermania Ahoy There bow
  • Adhesive pearl
  • Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die
  • ProMarkers - Cyan, Sky Blue, Cloud Blue, Warm Grey 3-5, Cinnamon, Coral, Caramel, Umber, Burnt Sienna, Lush Green, Emerald, Grass, Mulberry, Wild Orchid, Pink Pearl, Spice, Ginger, Apricot, Amethyst, Purple. Lilac, Buttercup, Yellow, Canary & Sunflower
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Violet, Lilac, Pink & Grass Green
  • Specturm Noir Sparkle - Pink Garnet, Amethyst & Aquamarine
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

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