Sunday, 31 December 2017

ABB Bird House Bear

Hello! I'm here today to share a Christmas card I've made with this beautiful Art By Barb digital Stamp. This image is called Bird House Bear.


I coloured the image using watercolour pencils. I embellished with a holly die cut and a white flower made with layered up die cuts. I used Christmas patterned paper for the background.

I'll be posting this card in the Art By Barb Facebook Group. This is where anyone is welcome to share any Art By Barb creations. Please feel free to stop by the group. We'd love it if you'd stop by the group.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

GSD Love You Sew Much Bunny Card

Hello! Another card from me today this time using the Gerda Steiners Designs December Progressive Challenge using this cute Christmas image called Love You Sew Much Bunny. You can stop by the challenge to find all details about how to join in.





I've coloured the bunny using coloured ball point pens (the bunny) also with Touch Five Markers and pencil (the heart. ) The background is embossed paper coloured with Distress Ink. I've layered up the card with lots of die cuts including doilies, flourish, leaves and a layered flower. I've finished this card with a homemade lace bow. 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges 


Sandra's Baubles Clean and Simple Card

Hello. I'd like to share a Christmas card I've made for the Outlaws December Progressive Challenge using this image called Baubles made be Sandra VanBlaricum and gifted to us that play along with the challenge. Here is a link to Sandra's blog and Sandra's Facebook Page. We got three versions of the image. I decided to use this one. The sentiment came with the image. 



I've coloured the images using Touch Five Markers and pencils. I keep the background clean and simple to keep the focus on the image. I've embellished with some die cut pine branches and flowers that I've coloured to match through baubles.

I'd like to share this card into the following challenges 



Thursday, 28 December 2017

CDD Side Stepper Chilly Time Cards

Hi. I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. I'm happy to be sharing two side stepper winter cards. I created these cards using a fantastic Craftin Desert Diva's digital stamp called Chilly Time.


For this first card I've used two penguins and the igloo in the collection which I've hand coloured using Touch Five Markers and pencils. Then I fussy cut the images out. I created the shape card. I used watered down Acrylic Paint on a sponge to create the blue background. I used small flowers are from a Craftin Desert Diva's Die Cut Set called Garden Boarder Die Set to make snowflakes for the background sky and on the sign posts. The snow is from this set as well. I also used trees from the Craftin Desert Diva's Die Cut Set called Outdoor Landscape 2 Die Set.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

I'd love to take this opportunity to mention that there is the Craftin Desert Diva's December Facebook Gallery Mood Board Challenge. We'd love it if you stopped by and share any creations that would fit the theme using any Craftin Desert Diva's products.




For my second card I coloured two penguins and the igloo using Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I also fussy cut these images out. I created the shape card. I used watered down Acrylic Paint that I splatted onto white card to create the background. I used some Craftin Desert Diva's Die Cut Set called Garden Boarder Die Set and Outdoor Landscape 2 Die Set to create this scene. With the flowers I made snowflakes on the sign posts, the snow mounds and the trees are all from these sets.

I'd like to enter this second card into the following challenge

Thank you for taking the time to stop by me blog.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

SSD Cool Couple with 3D moon

Hello! I'd like to share a card I've made using an adorable SheepSki Design's Digital Stamp called Cool Couple.


I've coloured the image with Touch Five Markers, ball point pen (on the penguins) water coloured pencils (the sky) and distress inks (the moon.) I used homemade texture paste to make the snow and add texture to the moon.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, 22 December 2017

CDD Merry Little Christmas Eve Cards

Hi. I am back to share two Christmas Card I've made using a fantastic Craftin Desert Diva's digital stamp called  Christmas Eve.

On this first card I've used the Santa, the tree and wreath in the collection to make a scene.


I used water colour pencil on this card and I used Touch Five Markers only for Santa's skin. I framed the image with coloured paper.

I've used the Craftin Desert Diva's 
December Facebook Mood Board Challenge. Photo as my inspiration for my card's. I've used the colours, wreath and the Christmasy feel I get on the Mood Board as my inspiration. We'd love for you to stop by and join the fun!




I'd like to enter my first card into the following challenges

The second card is a easel card. I made this card using the wreath and presents in the Christmas Eve digital stamp collection. The adorable pup is from the Grumpy Christmas digital stamp set. The sentiment is from the Ornament Bear digital stamp set.



I coloured the image with a mixture of Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I used distress ink to colour card which I added hole punch white dots to use as snow for the background. To finish of I added a shiny nose on the doggy using diamond glaze.

I'd like to enter my easel card into the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

LS Ice Skating Guy

Hi. I'm sharing my card for the new blog challenge at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I've made this card for Challenge #57. It is an Anything Goes Challenge.

For this card I've used the wonderful Ice Skating Guy digital stamp. You can find more lovely digital stamps to suit lots of occasions over at the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store.


I've coloured the image using Touch Five Markers and watercolour pencils. I added home made texture paste snow in the background of the image. The holly is a die cut. I left the background blank to focus on the image.

I hope that you can come and join us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I'll also be posting this card on the Lemon Shortbread Facebook Group.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by. 

Monday, 18 December 2017

CAAB December Inspiration Card using Biker Rick

Hello! I'd like to share a birthday card I've made as my December Inspiration Card using the wonderful Biker Rick digital stamp. If you like this guy there are tons of awesome digital stamps to suit all occasions over at the Cute As A Button Store.



I've coloured him with Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I've computer generated the sentiment. I embossed gray shiny card for the background.

I'll be posting my card on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group. There's currently also the Anything Goes #40 Blog Challenge with the chance to win some Cute As A Button digital stamps that we'd love you to enter any creations.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Thursday, 14 December 2017

CDD Christmas Eve Bird Card

Hello. I'm sharing a Christmas Card I've made using a fantastic Craftin Desert Diva's digital stamp named Christmas Eve.


For this card I've used the bird which I've digitally flipped, overlapped and I've added the stocking. I did this to make the card for a couple. I have coloured the image using Touch Five Markers and water colour pencil. I used coloured paper for the background which I added hole punch white dots to use as snow. The flowers are from a Craftin Desert Diva's Die Cut Set called Garden Boarder Die Set.

I'd love to take this opportunity to mention that there is the Craftin Desert Diva's December Facebook Gallery Mood Board Challenge. We'd love it if you stopped by and share any creations that would fit the theme using any Craftin Desert Diva's products.



I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

CDD Christmas Eve Scene Cards

Hi. I'd like to share some Christmas Card I've made using a wonderful Craftin Desert Diva's digital stamp named Christmas Eve. I feel with this set the possibility are endless as it's such a huge set allowing you to make lots of totally different cards/project time and time again. The scene with the sentiment on this card is from the Ornament Bear digital stamp set.



For the first card I've coloured the image using a mix of Touch Five Markers and water colour pencil. I also used Distress Ink to create my free hand lined background

I've used the Craftin Desert Diva's 
December Facebook Mood Board Challenge Photo as my inspiration for my card's. I've used the colours, the Christmasy feel I get on the Mood Board as my inspiration. We'd love for you to stop by and join the fun!


I'd like to enter my first card into the following challenges
Pearly Sparkles - #23 Merry Christmas

This is my second card using this digital stamp set.



For the second card I've used only water coloured pencils. This background has been made free hand using water and splats of Distress Ink. On this card I cut the centre of the fireplace to attemp to make interactive card. It didn't go quite as planned. As the movable presents behind the fireplace that should be able to slide up and hide within the card. But annoyingly they keep getting stuck.

I'd like to enter this card into the following blog challenges
Thanks for stopping by today.

ABB Festive Greet Card

Hello! I'm sharing a simple Christmas card this time using a fabulous Art By Barb Designs Digital Stamp called Festive Greet. I love this scene image. I like the fact that depending on the child's colour of clothes it could be a boy or girl. Here a link to when the owner of Art By Barb coloured this image so amazingly!

This is my take on the image.


I coloured this image using lots of different mediums including Distress Inks, Touch Five Markers, white gel pen and black ball point pen. I made the moon 3D with homemade texture paste. For the background I used an embossing folder like a stamp by adding distress ink to the folder and stamping it on the base paper.
I'll be posting this card in the Art By Barb Facebook Group.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

SBS Untraditional Wrapping It Up Rio

Hi. I'm here today to share my untraditional Christmas Card using the SBS Friends November/December Facebook Group Progressive Challenge. The Simply B Stamps is called Wrapping It Up Rio and the sentiment came with her. I'd also like to share a link to the Simply B Stamps Blog.
For this Facebook Challenge there are several rules which can be found in the album description within the group.


I've coloured her using Touch Five Markers, Pencils and ball point pen's (as stated by the rules avoiding the traditional colours of red and green.) I've added a few layers of patterned paper (as required in the rules.) To embellish I've used a few pr-made flowers to finish this card.

As well as the Simply B Stamps Facebook group progressive challenge. I would like to share my card into the following challenges

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

LS Christmas Candle Girl Card

Hi. Today is the start of the new blog challenge at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I've made another Christmas Card as my inspiration card for this new Challenge #56. It is an Anything Goes Challenge.

I've used the pretty Christmas Candle Girl digital stamp to make this card. You can find more wonderful digital stamps to suit lots of occasions over at the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store.


I've coloured the image using Touch Five Markers and watercolour pencils. I die cut all the other elements and layers on the card. I left the background blank to focus on the image. I finished of with a homemade bow.

I hope that you can come and join us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I'll also be posting this card on the Lemon Shortbread Facebook Group.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, 4 December 2017

CAAB Jesus Is The Only Way Card

Hello. I'm back a little bit later then planned with a card I've made using this beautiful Cute As A Button Digital Stamp called Jesus Is The Only Way. I've used this image as inspiration for the new Cute As A Button Challenge Blog #40. This challenge is a Anything Goes with optional Winter theme.


I used a embossed song notes for the background paper. I coloured the image using watercoloured pencils. I decided to finish of with a wooden heart button which is holding up some beads on thread with a silver heart and cross charm.

I'll be posting my card on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group where you are welcome to post up any creations you have made using any Cute As A Button images.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges
Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

SD Deer Easel Christmas Card

Hi! I'm here to share my Scrappers Delight Design's November Monthly Facebook Challenge. This month's super cute image is called Deer 6. It's such a beautiful Scrappers Delight Design digital stamp. I've made a easel card which I plan on giving to a close friend. I've coloured the deer using Watercolour Pencils. I added homemade texture paste in small blobs to create 3D snow in the background. I've added several die cuts of a doily, snowflake, foliage and flowers. I hope that you like my card.




I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Scrappers Delight Design's November Monthly Facebook Challenge

Thank you for stopping by.

CDD Space Cadets Cards

Hello I'm back with two space birthday cards. I've used a Craftin Desert Diva's wonderful digital stamp set called Space Cadets (this link includes my Affiliatly link.) I've made two digital scenes using the set and the matching sentiment came with this awesome set.

I've coloured the first card images using mainly Rembrandt Aquarell Pencils and I've simply framed the image. I've added stars with white gel pen to finish of.

This is the first card.


The second card has been coloured using a mix of Distress Inks. I added white gel pen to create stars. Using the same digital stamp set in a different way. I coloured them using different techniques to see which I preferred. I'd say for me I think it was easier to build up the layers using the pencils on the first card.

This is the second card.


I will be sharing my card over at the Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery Facebook Group. I hope they you can pop over to the group.

I'd like to enter my first card into the following challenges

I'd like to enter my second card into the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. 

Harvest Night Tag

Hi. So at the beginning of this month here in the UK we celebrated bonfire night. This image called Harvest Night made by Shell Becker. It is this month's Outlaws November Monthly Progressive Challenge.


The image inspired me to used what should be the moon into fireworks. I figure if I wanted to make a scrapbook it would make the perfect tag within a page to talk about our experience of the event. I've coloured the image using pencils and coloured ball point pens (for the fireworks.) To finish of I shaped and added a die cut tag to the top. I'm going to enter my tag into the Outlaws October Monthly Progressive Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Monday, 27 November 2017

SG Christmas Chihuahua Pack

Hello. I'm here today to share a totally adorable Sasayaki Glitter digital stamp called Christmas Chihuahuas. I decided to keep this card simple to show of this super cute image.


I've coloured them using Touch Five Markers and pencils. I have computer generated the sentiment. I've embellished with a few holly stamps and embossed the background paper. I don't think you can see from the photo but I've used diamond glaze on the dogs noses and the added X.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for White and X for X marks the spot (I've added a X to the end of my sentiment)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge - #505 Stars (I have used a star embossing folder on the background paper)

I hope that you like my card. There are loads of inspiration card using Sasayaki Glitter images over at the Sasayaki Glitter Blog that you may like to check out. Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

GSD Holiday Mouse

Hello! Another card from me today this time using the Gerda Steiners Designs November Progressive Challenge using this cute Christmas image called Balancing Holiday Mouse. You can stop by the challenge to find all details about how to join in.


I've coloured the image using pencils. I create the stripe patterned paper using Distress Ink. Then layered up coloured paper on top of embossed white paper. The sentiment is a stamp from Fiskars set. I added red gems to embellish.

The layout of this card is from Sketch N Scrap Blog Challenge.

This is the layout. Card sketch #110.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenge

Thanks for stopping by.

CDD Ornament Bears Christmas Eve Card

Hi. I'm stopping by to share a Christmas Card I've made using a fabulous Craftin Desert Diva's digital stamp named Christmas Eve. It's such a wonderful set. There are lots of combination of images you could easily make lots of totally different cards/project time and time again. It's such a traditional set with Santa and Mrs Claus. I've only used the background elements to create the beautiful scene and the holly for this card. I've pared the scene with Ornament Bear image and the sentiment is from Christmas Wreath Kitty digital stamp sets.


I've coloured using a mix of Touch Five Markers, water colour pencil, Coloured Ball Point Biro Pens and Distress Inks. I also used Distress Ink to create my free hand lined background.



I've used the Craftin Desert Diva's November Facebook Mood Board Challenge Photo as my inspiration for this card. I've used the colours, fireplace and the warmth feeling I get on the Mood Board as my inspiration. We'd love for you to stop by and join the fun!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

I hope that you like my card. Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

LS Christmas Ornaments Girl Card

Hi. Today is the start of the new blog challenge at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I've made another Christmas Card as my inspiration card for this new Challenge #55. It is an Anything Goes Challenge.


The beautiful image I've chosen to use is called Christmas Ornaments Girl. You can find more wonderful digital stamps to suit lots of occasions over at the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store.

I've coloured the image using mainly Watercoloured Pencils. I've also used Touch Five Marker for her skin and brown ball point pen for her hair. I coloured some card using the same colours on the image and layered them up in the background. I die cut some small stars to create a pattern on the background paper. I added some diamond glaze to the ornaments on the image to make them appear more 3D. The sentiment is from Desert Diva Blog. I've embellished with a homemade bow.

I hope that you can come and join us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I'll also be posting this card on the Lemon Shortbread Facebook Group.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges





Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Monday, 20 November 2017

SSD Flutterby Anniversary Card

Hi. It's my Grandma and Grandads Wedding Anniversary tomorrow. I'd like to share a card I've made for them using a SheepSki Design's Digital Stamp called Flutterby.


I've coloured the image with a base Touch Five colour and layered up purple and blue water colours. I die cut some circles of two different sizes and added Distress Ink to the edges. I then layered them up to create flowers. I accidentally die cut through my computer generated sentiment and didn't have enough time to reprint so my partner hand written it for me.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges
2 Crafty Critter Crazy - #8 Anything Goes (featuring a animal/critter)

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

ABB Textured Polar Bear Christmas Card

Hello!! I'm here to share a Christmas card I've made with this totally adorable Art By Barb digital Stamp. When I bought this adorable image. He was part of one of her many amazing digital stamp sets. His name is Polar Bear and I love how fluffy he looks!! 


I've used some homemade texture paste to give his fur a 3D look. I just added a thick layer of paste and used a kebab stick to flick through the paste to create the fur. To add more depth I used a small amount of watered down black Distress Ink to add to the fur in places. I embossed some coloured card and layered up metallic silver Acrylic painted die cut snowflakes. I layered up a few snowflakes to create a snowflake flower. All dies used on this card are from M&C die cut that I got from The Works. To finish of I computer generated the sentiment.

I'll be posting this card in the Art By Barb Facebook Group. This is where anyone is welcome to share any Art By Barb creations. Please feel free to stop by the group. We'd love it if you'd stop by the group.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Penny's Challenge - #355 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.


CAAB November Inspiration Card using Snow Fox

Hello! I'm happy to be sharing my twisted easel Christmas Card for my November Inspiration Card using the beautiful Snow Fox digital stamp. If you like this pretty image there are lots more wonderful digital stamps to suit all occasions over at the Cute As A Button Store.


I've coloured this beautiful image using a mix Touch Five Markers and Pencils. The sentiment I've pared the image with is from Desert Diva Blog. I used homemade texture paste to create textured falling snow. I've embossed white paper for the background. I've cut and coloured a whole bunch of die cuts to embellish the card with. I've stuck a bit of blue elastic lace ribbon to some card and stuck it to foam pads to create a stopper to lean the top section of the card up on.

We welcome you to come and join in the Progressive Challenge and post any Cute As A Button card's on the Cute As A Button Facebook Group. There is also the Anything Goes #39 Blog Challenge with the chance to win some Cute As A Button digital stamps that we'd love you to enter any creations.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dies R Us - #85 Anything Snow

I hope that you like my card and thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, 10 November 2017

CAAB November New Release Images

Hello!! I'm here to share some fancy fold Christmas Card's. I've made these using the brand New November Release images made by Cute As A Button digital stamps.


The first card I'd like to share is a pop up box card using the super adorable Lil Santa Digital Stamp. I've coloured him using Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I fussy cut him out and then hand cut a Christmas tree and presents. I coloured and embossed the presents and coloured the tree.

I hope that you like my pop up box card I'd like to enter it into the following challenges 




My second card is a stepper card. I've used the pretty Peppermint Fairy Digital Stamp. She has also been coloured using Touch Five Markers and Pencils. I've used die cut holly to embellish the background.

I'd love to enter my second card into the following challenges 


You can find more inspiration using these images and the rest of this wonderful November new release over at the Cute As A Button Challenge Blog.


If you love these images as much as I do. You can have the chance to win some over at this month's Cute As A Button Blog Challenge. Challenge #39 which is a Anything Goes with a optional Thanksgiving Challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

CDD Christmas Wreath Kitty

Hello friends! I'm here to share a Christmas Card I've made using a super cute Craftin Desert Diva's digital stamp named Christmas Wreath Kitty. Isn't it totally adorable!! It comes with two Christmas sentiments. One of which I've used on this card.


I coloured the Christmas Wreath Kitty image using Coloured Ball Point Biro Pens. I've scored some lines in this paper using my score board and lightly ran a Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad along the paper to give a wooden panel wall look to the background. I then added some Craftin Desert Diva Comet Sequins.


I've used the Craftin Desert Diva's November Facebook Mood Board Challenge Photo as my inspiration for this card. I've used the colours and wood I can see on the Mood Board as my inspiration. 

We'd love for you to come and join the fun!
I'd also like to say it would be great if you could pop over to the Craftin Desert Diva's Facebook Gallery to find our new awesome event. The event is for the November New Release. To celebrate there are freebies (for a limited time) pending on the number of members 'going' to the event and some fabulous prizes.

I'd like this card to be entered into the following challenges


Thank you for stopping by my blog today.