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Friday, 9 September 2016

#336 Crafty catz challenge - Anything Goes with a optional twist

Good Friday morning well it is that time of week again 
Weekend round the corner and a new Crafty Catz challenge.
This week it is Caz's turn to host our challenge so please pop along and tell her what a great job she has done as this is her 1st hosting with us and always your hardest.
Well she has picked a great and easy twist for us this week(ANYTHING BUT SQUARE) but remember that this is optional and all our challenges are ANYTHING GOES.
This week are sponsored by 
an ex team mate who now has her own shop and challenge Naz at Sasayaki Glitter
we all got to play with some gorgeous images and here is my make
I went with a Oval card and reflected the shape turned with the image Meg and Teddy
Isnt this the cutest image. Thinking this image could be used for so many occasions
Just a Hello, Get well and many more.
Image has been coloured with promarkers and there is glitter on the stars
Dies used are Xcut and marianne
Spiders web, Gems, Pearl, Sizzix sentiment and the flower is paper clay
DP is papermanina Fairytale collection
Well please checkout our sponsor and also come and play along no excuse as our challenge is 
Have a great weekend and catch you over at the blog.
I have had a bit of a low week and a friend sent me a suprise parcel which has just put a big smile on my face. Janette yor a star
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Any craft accepted September - Anything Goes

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Craft Challenge - Easel Card

Good morning from a Wet and Dark Manchester. I do hope it brighterns up later for when the children come out of school as I saw so many with no coats before it started.
Today we have a new challenge at CRAFT and this week we are using 

Our sponsors for this challenge that kindly donated prizes and allowed the team to work with some of their images are
So here is my card using aimage from KennyK Stamps called The Old Bartender
As you can see this is for my Brother my Baby Brother who will be a YOUNG 50 this month!
 close up of the Front
Image has been coloured with promarkers
DP is Spots & Stripes Capsule collection by Papermania
Ribbon and Pearls from Meiflower crafts
Card from stash for matting 
Dies used for this is
Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday, Xcut Oval,
Die-namic MFT - Numbers
Creative Expressions Male Relatives (2 cut twice and shadow dropped)
Well now you have seen my card it is your turn.
Please do join us this week and share your make with us.
Lots of great prizes.
Thanks for popping by now go and checkout the awesome creations by the team for more inspiration.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Facebook challenge for Julia Spiri 1st Blog Anniversary with a freebie

Hi this is my 2nd post today and also my 2nd post featuring a image from Julia Spiri Stamps.
If your looking for the challenge then it is below this post.
Well today over on facebook Julia Spiri is celebration her 1st blog Birthday?Anniversary.
Yes 1 year how time flys when your having fun.
Well if you hop along and celebrate with Julia you might just find this fabulous image.
Yes Julia is kindly giving this image away to her fans on facebook.
I have made a little notebook which i can keep beside my computer and add notes while I am doing my comments and DT work.
The image is called CRAFTY GIRL and i have coloured her with my promarkers and adding a little pencil. for highlights and depth
The notebook was a very cheap pad from a local supermarket.
DP is a freebie in a mag. Lace from my stash. 
Letters are My fave things die and then embossed with a cuttlebug folder dots and also stars folder.
Wooden butterfly and some pearls.
Well hope you like have a great day and look forward to seeing you over at our challenge and fan page on facebook.
Esty Shop
Challenge Blog
FB Fan Group
Facebook Page
Julia Spiri on Pinterest
Julia Spiri on Google+
I would like to enter this into the follow challenges
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - W - #13 Anything Goes

Julia Spiri Challenge - ANYTHING GOES with optional Twist & Birthday announcement

Good morning and Happy Birthday to US!
Yes it is our Birthday at Julia Spiri Challenge and it is time for a New Challenge
As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
and the DT follow a option BOXES which we would love you to follow but this is not a must.
Now we would love you to join us using one of Julia's images and if you are a fan on Facebook you just might find a freebie or 2. However we are happy for you to play along with any make of image.
We are also running a challenge this month on Facebook with Julia's images
So now I have told you what our challenge is let me share with you my Box.
I have used one of the Hat Collection called Steam Punk which was my very 1st image I bought and is available from the shop HERE
This is a view of the top of the box

This is a view from the side showing the black lace running around it

I have coloured my image with a mix of promarkers and Lyra rembrandt pencils.
I then went over the image with a clear embossing pad and added clear embossing powder and heated. repeated this process to give a gloss and protection.
 The hearts are tattered lace and Xcut with the same treatment but with a gold embossing powder.
The image is mounted on a Marriane die and a Spellbinders die. The gold lattise die is also a Spellbinders die. 
The box has been made with Centura pearl card. and Gold mirri card
 Embellished with Black lace Silver metal butterfly, Chain and a large Pearl
well thats my little box and hope you like.
Now we would love you to play along with us as this is our 1st Blog Birthday and remember you dont have to make a box.
However if you need some inspiration pop along to the challenge blog and checkout the teams amazing samples. please show them some love.
Now also remeber we have a special fan page on facebook which we would love you to come and join us. We are running a challenge just for Facebook entries over there and there maybe a freebie.
Here our links please check them out and have a fab day
Esty Shop
Challenge Blog
FB Fan Group
Facebook Page
Julia Spiri on Pinterest
Julia Spiri on Google+

I would love to enter this box into the following challenges