Mixed Media Fun

Hello! Today sees the start of the month long Creative Fingers Challenge. This month, there's a set of five stencils up for grabs! Accordingly, my inspiration is the end result of me brushing up on my mixed media skills. Unusually for me, I started by making some background papers. I just had the urge to … Continue reading Mixed Media Fun

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Magnolias For Mother

Hello! It's the start of the May A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge and this month, we have two sponsors, Fred She Said and Artsystamper Digitals. For my inspiration, I've chosen to use Artsystamper's Magnolias, overlaying the outline onto a watercolour digital background from a background bundle from The Hungry Jpeg. I printed the image … Continue reading Magnolias For Mother

Santa’s Workforce and Coloring Over Embellishment Mousse

Hello! It's time for another A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge and this month we welcome Dr Digi as our sponsor. I think he just has some of the best comical digital stamps available! For my inspiration, I've used Building Buddies and a simple clip art tree to create a scene that's overlaid onto a … Continue reading Santa’s Workforce and Coloring Over Embellishment Mousse

Peek-a-Bugaboo!

Hello! It's time for another Creative Fingers Challenge and my inspiration uses two cute Bugaboo images in the one design. Most of the design was done on the computer. I carefully aligned the Snowman Peeker and the Santa Clause Peeker images so they looked like they were peeking around the same corner. I digitally removed … Continue reading Peek-a-Bugaboo!

Poor Ol’ Santa…

Hello! Another Creative Fingers challenge is underway and my inspiration uses sponsor Bugaboo's Stella Santa Died image. I just love any of the "Old Farts" series of Bugaboo images because they add a cheeky spin to card designs. For this card, I printed the digital image onto X-Press It blending cardand colored a single base … Continue reading Poor Ol’ Santa…

Tastes of the Orient

Hello! My inspiration for the new Creative Fingers Challenge highlights the lovely Chinese Cranes image from sponsor, Lemon Shortbread in an oriental inspired creation. I printed the Cranes onto regular cardstock and decided to do a little "old school" crafting. I coloured the whole image with Tombow markers and a Dove Blender Pen, something I … Continue reading Tastes of the Orient

Thinking of You

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

Sparkling Watercolors

Hello! Another challenge is underway over at Get Creative Challenges and this month I've created a one layer combination design, using Fabrika Fantasy's Earth Fairy. The theme for this challenge is lots of sparkle and shine, which gave me a great idea on how to color this image. Normally, watercolor is done with water and … Continue reading Sparkling Watercolors

Kitty Bee Designs’ Aloha Friday Challenge #109

Hello! Today I'm with Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenge #109, the last for 2017. Hasn't this year just flown by? I hadn't done any watercoloring lately so I thought I'd print this gorgeous outline image, called Christmas Post from All Dressed Up and try out my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush Pens on some … Continue reading Kitty Bee Designs’ Aloha Friday Challenge #109

Remember This, With A Happy Birthday Stack

Hello! Today I'm sharing my entry to this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge. I really enjoyed the colour choice for this challenge, it was a pleasant break from the more common pink hues often featured. This is the first time I've attempted this style of card and I combined a few techniques to make it. I … Continue reading Remember This, With A Happy Birthday Stack

One Layer Wonder with a Stamp Masking Secret 

Hello, I'm never really comfortable making a one layer card. It only takes one mistake and the whole card is ruined. That thought always makes me nervous and, because I'm nervous, I know in more likely to make that one mistake. This week Cas-ual Fridays Challenge gave me the drive to attempt a one layer card and … Continue reading One Layer Wonder with a Stamp Masking Secret