Monday, 26 June 2017

Girly Thank you card (Tiddly Inks image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

This is my last card for the day and perhaps my favourite. I love this gorgeous image and Christy from Tiddly Inks was giving it away free the other day, I hope you got your free digi too. I coloured her up with copics and used some glossy accents on the flower centres. I inked up the background with oxide inks, lightly sprayed water and then embossed it with my WRMK next level wave embossing folder. To tie the sentiment in with the framed image I added some black cardstock to the centre of a white scrap of card then doodled a similar frame. I used my Lawn Fawn sentiment stamps and dies to finish it off.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - summer colours
AllSorts - flower power
Crafting when we can - use an image
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional twist: baby
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: dies/punches 
Creative Moments - anything goes with optional twist: flag day 
Jo's Scrap Shack - red, orange and aqua
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes  
Let's Craft & Create -  girls, girls, girls
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes  
Polkadoodles - anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - any image
Star Stampz - bright sunshine
SugarPea Designs - mix it up - inspired by the bunch of flowers in the picture
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes 
Tiddly Inks - make it rectangle
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog, I hope you have a lovely day/evening,

XOX Lucy

Happy Birthday to Ewe! card (DigiStamp Boutique image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have been wanting to use this gorgeous image from DSB for ages and I just hadn't got around to it, it's a great one for practicing wood colouring lol. To keep the wooden theme going I added it to a sheet of wood/flower paper but I think it may have gone better with a nice simple bright card instead, there's always next time huh hehe? 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with optional twist: make it funny
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  anything goes with patterned paper
Creative Inspirations - our furry/feathered friends
Digistamp Boutique - anything goes with a DSB image 
Ribbon Girl - any image 
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - use patterned paper
Stempelsonne (Stamp Sun) - anything goes 

Have a great day, thanks so much for dropping by,

XOX Lucy

Congrats Panda card (Kitty Bee Designs image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

This is the first time I've used a Kitty Bee Designs image, isn't this panda a sweetie? I created some background paper with my oxide inks and water, I used my stitched square die as an embosser (by using the embosser plates instead of cutting plates) just for a little extra in the background. I made the scene with some chipboard fence inked black. 



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - summer colours
Aloha Fridays - for the guys (unisex card using a KBD image)
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with optional twist: make it funny
Colouring in Scrapland - celebrations
Crafty Catz -  anything goes with optional twist: baby
Crafty Creations -  anything goes 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: dies/punches 
Creative Fingers - anything goes 
Creative Inspirations - our furry/feathered friends
Creative Moments - anything goes with optional twist: flag day 
Cutie Pie - all creatures great and small
Digi Choosday - anything goes wk 24
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - any image 
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day, thanks so much for dropping by,

XOX Lucy

Candy Stripes Summer Birthday card (Crafts & Me/Hannah Lynn image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I've been MIA for more than a week which is very unlike me, I do love my blogging. I have been creating, some cards for magazines so I can't post them but here's a few I've created just for fun, hope you like them.

This first one is a very summery card using scraps of yellow, pink and blue cardstock. I used double sided tape all over a square of white cardstock then added strips of the colour cardstocks to it and then turned it over to trim off all the overhang. I used to think crafters worked out the sizes etc that they needed for strips like this but it's so much easier to use a really long strip, tape/glue it down and then cut the extra bits off. I also created a rectangle and did the same.  The strip at the bottom was left overs - I just mounted it onto yellow cardstock too for another element. I inked around everything in pink ink. This card looks so much lovelier in real life. You can find the image at Crafts and Me (artist Hannah Lynn).



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - summer colours
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional twist: baby 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: dies/punches
Creative Moments -  anything goes with optional twist: flag day
Cute Card Thursday - seaside/beach (mermaid)
Digi Choosday - anything goes wk24
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes  
Let's Craft & Create - girls, girls, girls
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - any image 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Lets take a vacay (mermaid, sunshine, summer colours)
Star Stampz - bright sunshine
Word Art Wednesday -  anything goes 

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Pirate Bear birthday card (Bugaboo image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Oh My Gosh, I just love this little pirate bear and how he coloured up, he's so cute! You can find him at Bugaboo. I have used these background papers before and was surprised at how easily the card came together - well it happened again! I was muddling around with all sorts of papers and then I remembered I had this paper somewhere in my box of boys papers so off I went hunting and I'm so glad I did. I cut out 3 pictures from the paper too and mounted them onto black cardstock as embellishments.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - anything goes 
Catch the Bug - the fast and the furious (Bugaboo image)
Colour Crazy Challenge -  anything goes 
C.R.A.F.T. - inspired by a film - Pirates of the Caribbean 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  anything goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour - red 
Cute Card Thursday - boys/men 
Digi Choosday - anything goes wk 23 
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo image used) 
Not Just Cards - summer challenge anything goes 
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge
Star Stampz - make it for a man
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Thanks so much for dropping by,

XOX Lucy

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Wallpaper and Painter Guy Birthday card (Dr Digi image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I was totally inspired by this image from Dr Digi's to create a scene where's he's scruffily putting up wallpaper. I had seen a similar type card ages ago on Pinterest and it's always been on my mind to have a go myself. 

Once I'd finished my card I showed my husband and mentioned how I'd cut wood designer paper into strips, inked them to make them look like floorboards - he asked me did I cut them in different widths so that the "closest" floorboard was much bigger than the "back" floorboard - Well how clever is he!?! Now that he's said it I just keep thinking how I needed to do that to give it a more realistic look, next time lol. I used some liquid pearls for the "paint".



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - anything goes
Catch the Bug - the fast and the furious 
C.R.A.F.T. - inspired by a film - The Money Pit
Crafty Catz -  anything goes with optional twist dies/punches (paintbrush die)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: use your fave colour - red 
Creative Inspirations - your favourite things - scene cards, red, patterned papers
Cute Card Thursday - boys/men 
Di's Digis - Birthdays
Not Just Cards - summer challenge anything goes 
Polkadoodles - anything goes wk 22
Ribbon Girl - June card challenge 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - masculine
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - make it masculine 
Star Stampz - make it for a man
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

Have a great day,

XOX Lucy