Hello again! My second card today shares inspiration for the start of Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenge that has a theme of "shiny". I took a little creative license with this theme and incorporated a few different shiny elements. I chose to use this image from sponsor Dr. Digi, called Cricket Derek, to create … Continue reading A Shiny New Ball…
Hello! Today sees the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge with our sponsor, Meadow Haven. I've chosen to use their Heart of Gold image to create a card that could be used for a number of occasions, from sympathy to support during a tough time. This card was relatively easy to to make. I started … Continue reading Thinking of You
Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of the April Get Creative Challenge. For this card, I've chosen the pre-colored Geisha image, called Japanese Lady from Ike's Art. I've always loved using pre-colored images as my features because they give me lots of time to work on the rest of my card design. … Continue reading Sweet Geisha Girl
Hello! In my last post, I made an extra large stepper card that used a whole sheet of card. I made mention that I had to create my own template because there didn't seem to be any templates available that utilised the whole sheet of cardstock. I was asked in my Facebook group if I … Continue reading Full Page Stepper Card Templates.
Hello! It's the start of the latest Creative Fingers Challenge and my inspiration is something a little different for me. For my parents upcoming wedding anniversary, I wanted to create something with size and impact. I chose to use our sponsor, Bugaboo's Stella and Gus Person To Annoy image and some gold mirror board die … Continue reading An Annoying Anniversary
Hello! It's the start of April's Challenge for my own A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog. This month we have the amazing Sparkle'n'Sprinkle as our sponsors. For my inspiration, I've chosen to use the gorgeous Lovely Magnolias Digital Kit to create my own background paper and create my card. I started with a … Continue reading Just The Loveliest Magnolias.
Hello! It's my turn in the Kitty Bee Designs spotlight and this month I've created a quick card with the digital stamp Cow Barely Over The Moon. I started by printing out the stamp onto XPress-it blending card and colored it with various brands of alcohol markers. I went over the moon with yellow Lyra … Continue reading Almost Over The Moon!
Hello! Today sees the start of the latest Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge that has a "in the garden" theme. My inspiration features the Purple Pansies digital kit by Fred She Said. This card is yet another I've created with digital elements on my computer. Starting with a blank file, I layered the background … Continue reading A Cup Full Of Pansies.
Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of the latest Creative Fingers Challenge. I needed to restock my cards with a new sympathy card. I thought I'd create the card before I actually needed one for such a sad occasion. I never feel like making cards at those times... 😔 I chose to … Continue reading Foiled Elegance: Coloring Foiled Images
Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge. I'm also going to discuss a couple of issues cardmakers face when designing a card from scratch. My inspiration for these cards was this stunning artwork that I'd seen online by Heidi Willis. This piece just took my breath away with … Continue reading Magpie In Magnolias & Successfully Planning A Card Design
Hello! Today marks the start of the new challenge for March at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog, my very own! This month, I also announce the latest additions to the Challenge Blog's Design Team. They include two first timers to design teams and two seasoned veterans of the design team world, whose … Continue reading A Perfect Time To Craft March Inspiration
Hello! It's my turn in the Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight, my first for 2019. I've used their cutest ever, Post It Notes Panda stamp to create a quick, cheeky birthday card. I started by stamping the image onto XPress-it blending card with black Memento dye ink and colored it with Chameleon Pens and a yellow … Continue reading Just A Reminder…