Saturday, 15 February 2020

Week 559 Dies and/or punches at Allsorts challenge


Ellie has chosen the theme for this week at Allsorts Challenge and she's chosen Dies and/or punches.

For my DT card I decided to use this very large Sizzix cover die and a word die from Altenew.

First I cut the die from the seabreeze cardstock. I then placed some pink card behind the whole die. I then cut parts of the die again in black card and cut the flowers away to mount onto the die base. I cut a few of the flower centres from yellow cardstock and inserted them into the die. Then I cut the word die from black gloss card.

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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Fruit - Twofer challenge


These are my cards for the current Twofer challenge where the theme is "fruit".



My first card is made using the lemon from a Stampin Up set. I used the misti to position them around the card. I then used some ribbon and sentiments from Crafters Companion (which I just love) and a Woodware CRM style stamp which I thought went with the typeface of the G&T stamp. Matted onto a little gingham yellow card stock.


For my second card I used the same lemon stamp but this time cut out the lemon itself, coloured, added the face/text by hand and then stamped again on the base card, sticking the lemons over the top. In real life they stand out a little more. To finish off I used two TH stamps from a magazine.


Saturday, 8 February 2020

Week 558 Add a Heart at Allsorts challenge


For the challenge at Allsorts this week Kath has chosen the theme of "Add a heart".

A couple I know were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary recently and I just couldn't let a milestone like that go without making them a special card. 

60 years is a diamond anniversary so I incorporated that into my design. The dies are from Tonic and the matting die in the background is from Tattered Lace - one of my most used dies.


I tried to capture the sparkle from the card with this second picture. I used some sparkly paper behind the diamond and the dies. 

The winner this week chosen by random.org will win this lovely stamp from Chloe's Creative Cards.

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Chloe's Creative Cards launched in April 2011, the home of Stamps by Chloe we offer the entire Stamps by Chloe range including stamps, dies, glitters, embossing powders, embellishments, ribbons and more. We also stock a fabulous range of other crafting goodies for all papercrafting and more.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Denim and Girls for Swedish House Crafts DT



Hi it's Lynn here today with my DT post for Swedish House Crafts.

I just love the Denim and Girls papers, especially these photos which really remind me of the fashion shoots on Instagram. So I decided to make a card for someone who loves IG and her converse trainers.

She's also pretty awesome and the Roxstamps Awesome die came in handy, as it always does for the younger generation. I put it with some star dies which are from my stash.


Unfortunately the 6x6 papers I used are not in stock but the 12 x 12 Denim and Girls in Jeans papers are in stock.




There is so much detail on these papers, I love the quotes and the cute pair of sneakers in the corner.


Links to products I used:
Denim and Girls in Jeans paper
Roxstamps Awesome die

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Week #129 Heart You at The Male Room Challenge



Time for a new challenge at The Male Room and this time it's........


For my DT card I used a CD rom that came with Crafters Companion Inspiration mag issue 13. It uses three different pieces from the cdrom which I combined and layered up to make one layer.

I'm also entering into CD Sunday plus challenge.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Animals, birds and butterflies at Penny Black & More challenge


Our new challenge starts today at Penny Black & More and the theme is Animals, birds and butterflies.

For my DT card I've used Penny Black 1300K Purr-fect message and 30-574 special sentiments. I coloured the image with TH Distress Crayons and some watercolour paint. This DP has been in my stash for ever and was designed by Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen, this piece fitted around the image so well and left a nice space for the sentiment.

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Hope to see you over at the challenge. Remember you don't have to use a Penny Black Stamp to enter, but it must have hand stamping as the focal point and strictly no digi images.

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Week 557 A Touch Vintage at Allsorts challenge


This week we have one of my favourite themes at Allsorts challenge, Wendy has chosen A Touch Vintage.

I decided to use as my starting point a french script stamp from SU. I then used the tonic die and cut it several times and pieces the waste back into the die cut. I also used some HOTP stamps for the sentiment and two decorative panels which I heat embossed with silver powder. These stamps are free at the moment with a magazine but I have had them for a while.

My base card was made using Tonic memory book dies and then I added some lace and a heart doily which I lightly brushed with ink.

Our winner chosen by random.org will win these lovely stamps from our sponsor this week Craft Stash.


Craft Stash is the fastest growing online craft store that specialises in papercraft for card making, journaling, mixed media and much more! We have over 10,000 products to choose from and we’re constantly adding new brands and new products from around the globe.

Monday, 27 January 2020

January 2020 Rudolph Day


I'm sharing this card today with Mo's Rudolph Challenge. I didn't join in last year and took a year off, but my Christmas card stack is no more and so I need to get making some for this year. 

For this card I cut out a bauble shape using a Spellbinder die and then inked it with Distress inks and then sprayed it with oxide inks, which you can see more clearly in the photo below.


I then stamped snowflakes onto the bauble and heated embossed them. I added a sentiment die cut from Creative Expressions and then a few teenie tiny stars. Finally using a silver pen I added a little chain for the bauble to hang.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

week 556 Take Flight at Allsorts challenge


Time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week Tracy has chosen "Take Flight" so we are looking for anything that can fly.

I've had these dragonfly stamps many years uninked, they are by Prickly Pear. I thought they fitted the theme perfectly and decided to steer away from my usual butterflies for a change. I stamped and embossed each one and then carefully fussy cut them. Adding some colour from pens to the middle one.

I used a Tattered Lace panel which I cut a spare of using it like a stencil to create the background colours where I wanted them. I then used the actual cut panel you see and coloured over the top of the die cut. The sentiment is from Crafters Companion. 

This week the winner chosen by random.org will win A £10 credit to Swedish House Crafts store.
My name is Suha and I have created Swedish House Crafts in the second part of 2016. It is a little Swedish online shop with lots of enthusiasm for crafting in a different style, dare to be different. Visit SHC and learn more. I have been professionally crafting since 2008, I gave colouring classes (with Promarkers) in Sweden, had exhibition in 2014, and used to make cards and mixed media mainly. I have a master degree in digital and visual design. Yes, 100% of graphics in the shop are my artwork including the logotype. Because I am not leaving my education, I am using it in my passion for paper crafting in the first place. Great combination as the future is full of plans and surprises, hold on and follow SHC on Facebook and blog, you'll find SHC everywhere.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

#128 It's Snowing - The Male Room challenge


It's snowing - not really! in the UK at least, but that is the theme for this weeks fortnight at The Male Room challenge.

For my DT card I used this New York snowglobe stamp by Brutus Munroe. I love snowglobes and anything New York related so I just had to have this one.  I heat embossed with black ink and then coloured used DI crayons and a little paint. The sentiment die is from Creative Expressions.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you at the challenge.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Twofer card challenge - hearts


Yay! I got around to making two cards for the Twofer challenge which this month is "hearts". You know I usually miss it because I keep forgetting it doesn't close right at the end of the month - note to self!

Anyway, I used this die set from Crafters Companion cut from mirri card. For the first card I cut a red border and then added an old SU sentiment embossed in red ink.


For my second card I used my newest die - been on my wish list for ages and so couldn't wait to use it. I felt it looked like an old fashioned frame and then I added the sentiment to make it look like a sampler. This is a new home card. 

 The background paper I wanted to look like wallpaper. Then I added the same dies as from the first card. This time cut from black gloss and red card stock.


Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

mid month reminder for Make it Feminine at Penny Black & More challenge


My second post today with a reminder for our "Make it Feminine" challenge over at Penny Black & More this month.

I had such fun putting together all these stamps to make a scene. Penny Black 4164K a rose, 40-191 uptown, 40-117 san francisco and 30-574 special sentiments.

If you are familiar with the Uptown stamp set you will know it has shoes in the window. To go with the "A rose" stamp I decided to turn it into a florist and drew my own flowers and vases in the window as I had no stamps on a small enough scale. 

I used distress inks to colour the images with a little water. I used a pre scored card and then added some random splodges of the colours I had been using to take away the white area at the bottom.

Week 555 More than a single word sentiment at Allsorts challenge


This week the theme at Allsorts challenge has been chosen by Mervi and it's "More than a single word sentiment". I went to my cdrom Say it With Words from Ooh la la Creations and found this little beauty for my DT card.

I've  layered it in MCS software onto the backing paper and then simply printed it out. I then cut a couple of mats in yellow and blue, then added the ribbon. Finally I cut some stars using a CC die and added some dots of glitter with a gelly roll pen.

This weeks winner chosen by random.org will win this fab stamp from our sponsor Craft Stash.


Craft Stash is the fastest growing online craft store that specialises in papercraft for card making, journaling, mixed media and much more! We have over 10,000 products to choose from and we’re constantly adding new brands and new products from around the globe.

I'm entering this card into the #26 challenge for anything goes at CD Sunday Plus challenge.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Laserowe Love Llama Memories Album for Swedish House Crafts DT



I'm here today to share my latest make for Swedish House Crafts DT using my favourite papers Laserowe Love - Love Llama - Complete collection and papers from Maja Design - Shades of Celebration - Monochromes - Complete Collection which complement beautifully. 

I had such fun making this album I will show you the different pages I've made below. But first - this is how I fastened the album.



I used the two part Chipboards - Coral, Navy Romance - Peonies arrangement and a little magnet. I put part of the chipboard on the base - covering the blank area with part of the Love Llama papers. Then the other part of the chipboard I attached again with a magnet to my closure tab. I coloured the chipboard using various Distress inks and paints and a little sparkle from a jelly roll pen.

I added the "memories" die by Roxstamps by cutting twice and layering them up.

Here are the inside pages. The ribbon and the dies I used are from my personal stash.


I used the patterned edge of the Maja papers to edge the page of the album.





On the front cover and back cover I used pieces from Laserowe chipboard 6 pieces Cactus.


I'm going to add in photos and items of ephemera from holidays later on. 

Links to products I used:
Laserowe Love - Love Llama - Complete collection
Maja Design - Shades of Celebration - Monochromes - Complete Collectionmemories die by Roxstamps
chipboard 6 pieces Cactus
Chipboards - Coral, Navy Romance - Peonies arrangement

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Week 554 Say it with Flowers at Allsorts challenge


This week Brenda has chosen the theme "Say it with Flowers" at Allsorts challenge. So I thought it was the perfect time to share this card I made for a friend and her husband as they celebrated 40 years of marriage.

I used papers from a Craftwork Card pad and some silver and red mirri card. The die is from Tattered Lace.I was pleased with the overall effect and she did say it was the nicest and prettiest card she has ever received - so I was well chuffed!

The winner chosen by random.org this week will win these lovely stamps from our sponsor



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