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)

Friday 1 March 2024

Cute Baby Raf


Well It's March already, roll on spring.

That means there is a new challenge at the Critter Crazy Challenge.

It would be great if you could all enter out challenge
Just make sure that the critter is the focal point on your creation.


Isn't this little guy so cute. This image is from Kit and Clowder. I've coloured it using polychromo pencils. The bottom half of the card base is a patterned paper and the top half is a stencil from Sweet Poppy. Across the join I have used some animal print ribbon. I've used a die cut birthday sentiment Cut in gold and then brown to give an offset shadow. The some card candy to decorate.



I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Dream Valley - 4 Legged friends

Friday 23 February 2024

Woofy Birthday


It's time for a new challenge over at

Our sponsor is Beccy's Place.
And this is one of her imaged called

Our theme this week is more than one fold.


I've used a 5x7 landscape card with about 1.5 inches cut off the front edge. On this flap  I have added the die cut birthday sentiment. Plus to the side a doggy woof which can still be seen when the image front flap is closed.


Then I've used a 3x10 piece of card folded in half to make a smaller card. This has then been used to make an inner card that folds the opposite way.


This view then gives you and idea of how the fold looks. These background cards have been covered in doggy related patterned papers. 


The  image has been coloured with polychromo pencils. This has been put on the top flap which is the smaller card. Behind the images I've used a paw print stamp.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Craft Rocket - Birthday
Art Impressions - Ridiculous
Krafty Chicks - All occasions
Cards 4 Guyz - more than 1 fold

Friday 9 February 2024

Buzzing Around


It's new challenge day at The Crafty Catz.

Our sponsor this time is Sheepski Designs.
This is one of their images called Buzzing.

Our theme Valentines or With Love.


I've coloured this image with polychromo pencils. Then added some glossy accents to the bees wings and eye. I've kept the colour range mostly the same with the purple coloured background paper from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment has been stamped onto the image layer, Finally I've die cut some hearts to show a little love.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Cut it Up - Have a Heart
Double D - Hearts
Try it on Tuesday - Hearts/Flowers



 

Thursday 1 February 2024

B-owl-ed Over


At last January is over and we are getting closer to spring and warmer weather.

So for the 1st of February it's a new challemge for 

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



I got this really cute owl image from Kit and Clowder in the Christmas advent event. I've coloured him with polycromo pencils. For this one I've used  darker patterned papers in the background and kept it more male orientated. Then just added a Birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

The Craft Rocket - Birthday
Dream Valley - 2 or more papers
MMM - patterned paper

Friday 26 January 2024

Oh No


It's time for a new challenge at the Crafty Catz.
Our challenges are now fortnightly.

Our  sponsor this time is Dr Digi
and this  one of their images called Keep Off the Grass.

The theme is Anything Goes
with the optional twist of Make me Smile.


The images has been coloured with polychromo pencils, The background card is an old sheet from me stash from Kanban. I've die cut some grass, in two different shades of green, across the bottom of the images. Then I've just added a circular sentiment. It is a really funny images and I bet many dog owners have experienced this embarrassment.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Cut it Up - This makes me Happy

Monday 15 January 2024

Daisy Fairy


There is a second sponsor this month at the Classic Design challenge

and this is one of their images called


This has also been coloured with polychromo pencils. The other corner is a floral 3d embossing folder which has then had ink lightly added over the top of the images. The sentiment is in the form of a tag.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Make my Monday - Happy Birthday
Daisy Chain - No design paper

Hydrangea


It's the first challenge of 2024 for 

Our first sponsor is Goha
and this is one of their images.



I've kept this card a CAS design. The Hydrangea has been coloured with polychromo pencils. I did a couple of images and layered it up for more dimension. There is just a small coloured layer behind. Then the sentiment in the corner.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Daisy Chain - No patterned paper

Friday 12 January 2024

Monkey see, Monkey do



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

The theme this time is no patterned paper.



This amusing Monkey is coloured with polychromo pencils and die cut. I have kept it quite monochromo in shades of gray with just a hint of pink. The background of the card has been done in shades of gray distress ink using a stencil. The sentiment is a pre-printed one, not sure where from, it's background layer has been punched out.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Stencil Fun - Stencil
Crafty Animals - Animal 

Monday 1 January 2024

last Christmas snowflake


Just one last Christmas card to share. I tend to put my christmas craft supplies away now for a few months so this is the last one for now, or the first one of 2024.


For this card I first took a square of plane white card and die cut a snowflake out the side using the Sweet Poppy snowflake die. I then put that card through an embossing folder to add the pattern. On the base card I stamped a Stampscapes cabin in black so it would be in the centre of the snowflake aperture. Then I've added distress ink to the image, plus a little pencil colour to the cottage. Then a sentiment from Christmas Tidings printed sentiment set. I quite like this final card.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Christmas with the cuties - Cute Christmas
Stamps and fun - snowflake
Peace on Earth - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Cold and Ice
Sweet Stampin - Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Tis the Season
The male room - Christmas
The holly and ivy - Christmas
Papercraft - Christmas

Tiger Kraft


It's the first challenge for the Critter Crazy challenge on the 1st day of 2024.

So here we start with another year of critter love.

It's still always anything goes but make sure that critter is the main image on your creation.


This lovely tiger, from Sweet Poppy Stencils, has been stamped onto kraft card. Then coloured with polychromo pencils. The kraft card seems to intensify the white pencil. Then just a stamped sentiment that has been embossed in white. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges