Friday 17 May 2024

School Days


Sorry for the delay in posting this, why is it when I schedule a post but I'm still at home it always  works. But a scheduled post when I'm away doesn't. Oh well better late than never.

So here is this weeks new challenge at the Crafty Catz.
Our sponsor is Leanne's World 101
and this is one of their images called

The optional theme this week is  spots and stripes.


I've coloured the image with polychromo pencils. I've used 2 stencils in the background to create the spots and stripes. The navy spots have been punched out of the same card I have layered the image onto. The birthday sentiment has been stamped and layered onto the same navy card again using punches.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Daring Cardmakers - Let's hear it for the Boys
C R A F T - ATG
Double D - Polkadots
Ellibelle's Corner I spy - Boys/men
Cardz 4 guyz - Stipes/stars
Daisy Chain - Boys/men

Friday 3 May 2024

Floral Barrow


It's time for a new Crafty Catz Challenge.

Our sponsor is All Dressed up
and this is one of their images called

The optional theme is Summer


I have kept this card clean and simple. The image has been coloured with Polychromo pencils.  The edge of the base card has been coloured with distress ink through a brick wall stencil. Then I have die cut the sentiment in gray. I think the use of the gray make the flowers in the wheelbarrow look bright and summery.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Sisterhood of snarky stampers - O is  for outside
Aloha Friday - Flowers
Craft Rocket - Flowers

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Play Chase


The days and months go by so quick.
So here at Critter Crazy it's time for a new challenge.

The theme is Anything Goes
as long as a critter is the main image on your card.


For my card this month I've gone with a monochrome theme. The cat and mouse are a stencil which I have just used black and gray distress ink. I've used the same colours around the edge of another layer of card. These have been layered up on a white card base. I have then just added a sentiment on the side.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Crazy is our fame - use a Stencil
Allsorts - Stencil
C R A F T - ATG 

Friday 19 April 2024

Scrap use


It's new challenge day at the Crafty Catz challenge.

The theme this time is "For a Boy"

There is no sponsor this week.

If your like me I have lots of pieces of patterned paper left and I really don't like to throw them away. So this is an easy way to use them up that is really effective and perfect for those men we know.


For my masculine cards I've decided to make use of some left over small pieces of patterned papers. It's really easy to just take various lengths and widths of patterned papers layer them on a co-ordinating plain card. Then just lay them out in an interesting design. These two have had some card candy, die cut stars and a button added for decoration. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Craft Rocket - Layer it up

Monday 1 April 2024

Tiny Tiger



It's April Fools day and Easter bank holiday Monday here in the UK.

But it's also the start of a new challenge at

Our theme is always anything goes
but please make a critter the main image on your card.




I've coloured this cute Tiger with polychromo pencils. The base card is Kraft card and I've used a stencil and oxide inks to create the base pattern. Two pieces of tiger stripe patterned paper have been added. The birthday sentiment is stamped in brown Versafine Clair ink. Then some tiger stripe card candi decorates the corners.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Alphabet - Z for zoology
Just us Girls - use a stencil
Lil red wagon - Animal Antics
Try it on Tuesday - use a stencil

Friday 22 March 2024

Spring Fancy


I'm the host for this weeks challenge at the Crafty Catz.

Our sponsor with week is 

The theme is Anything Goes
with the twist of 
Use an Embossing Folder



This image from our sponsor is called Wearing Spring. She has been coloured with polychromo pencils.
I have also used the backing paper that goes with this image. This has been embossed with a leaf patterned folder.


I have taken another square of red card and put that through the same folder. It's then been cut in half diagonally and placed on each corner of the image. Then I've just added a birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Craft Rocket - For the Girls
MMM - Spring
Crafting Challenge - spring air




 

Friday 8 March 2024

A Paler Shaded Owl


It's new challenge time over at the Crafty Catz.

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi Stamps.

The theme this week is Monochrome.



I love this cute little owl image. So I've used him again for this weeks challenge inspiration. I've coloured him with polychromo pencils but in a paler colourway than the version I've shared recently. He's put on top of layers of patterned papers. I've then just added a tag with the sentiment on.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

C R A F T - ATG
Fab N Funky - Favourite Colours(browns)