ATSM Challenge 120

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #120 – Photo Inspiration!!! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kylie has chosen another great photo to take inspiration from, here it is:

There is lots of scope here, you could go with the bauble, stars or general Christmas theme or choose any of the colours in any combination. The photo looks really crisp and clean which would make CAS an option too, curls and swirls from the ribbon, a bow …. it’s up to whatever inspires you.

Here are my DT pieces for our Photo Inspiration Challenge …

red holly

 

green holly with bauble

They are a sort of two for one, when it comes to the holly. I simply die cut the holly from green card and then pieced the ‘left overs’ on a pice of red card to create my topper for my first card. To finish off i added some pearls, a bow and a golden peel-off sentiment.

For my second card, I attached my holly to a piece of designer paper, added a die cut bauble made up of a die cut circle with filigree bauble layered on top, stamped my sentiment and finished off with a gem, bow and some golden glitter glue.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor, 

and the winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Photo Inspiration’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂
Wild Rose Studio Holly Flourish cutting die – Dies To Die For
Die’sire Christmas Bauble die by Crafter’s Cpmpanion – recent freebie from the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine
Circle cutting die from labels dies by Inspired by Stamping
Sentiment from the Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower set by STAMPlorations
ribbon – Fantastic Ribbons
designer paper – free download for docrafts Creativity Club members
pearls, gem, peel-off from stash

ATSM Challenge 111

Hi Everybody,

thanks for all your lovely comments, they are as always very much appreciated.

This week it’s Team B’s turn over at Addicted to Stamps & More, but I’m playing along for fun anyway. It is Anything Goes with the optional twist of ‘get well soon/thinking of you’ and I though that this lovely little bear image called ‘Little Bear Garden Delight’ by Kathryne from StampArt Designs, our sponsor for this week, would provide the perfect dose of TLC for Marie, who was one of the original ATSM DT members. She is having a rough time at the moment, so please pop over to her blog to let her know that we all are thinking of her.

Get well soon

I thought this image was so pretty and expressive that it would be be best suited to a CAS style card. I coloured my image using a mixture of Promarkers and Tinge Alcohol Markers, my stamped sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio.

Please pop over to the ATSM challenge blog to see the fantastic creations my Teamies came up with.

Back soon with more inspiration for you.

Until then

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

 

Cute and Girlie Winnings

Hi Everybody,

thanks for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Today I have a piece of good news to share. Last week I found out that I won a prize over at the Happy Little Stampers Forum, link in my sidebar, simply click the picture.

Part of the prize were some adorable digis by Kathryne from StampArt Designs, and I was able to choose my own. One of my chosen digis is called Katie and I used her to make the card below. Kathryne also sponsors the current challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I would like to enter this beauty into their Mark Your Mark Challenge.

Katie with Daisy

 

The other piece of good new is that I came across a very affordable range of alcohol markers … Tinge Art Markers …

 

I coloured Katie’s skin and dress using my new Tinge Art Markers which I bought in The Works for only 99 pence each, a bargain. They handle differently to my Promarkers, but they do have a finer tip which is great for detail work. The colour range is not as large either, but I still think they are a really good budget option, I just need to get used to them. You can also buy them online, where they have a better range than in my local store. I just bought some more and got a discount voucher for friends, feel free to use the link below.

TheWorks.co.uk
Refer a Friend Program
Give your friends 20% Off Your Order. In appreciation, you’ll also get 20% Off Your Order when they make a purchase.*Discount expires on 19 August 2014.
Simply forward this link or share it online:
http://theworks.refr.cc/GT98RN8

As I was crafting with some friends yesterday and we used some of the markers again to make this lovely card following the same layout I used for Katie’s card.

Freebie stamps Quick cards issue 130

Again I used the Tinge Markers to colour the skin and clothes, still need to work on the shading. The stamp is a freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy, out 14th August 2014. Got mine early in the post.

Back soon with more inspiration.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

ATSM Challenge 102

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #102 – Make Your Mark!!! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

First of all a warm welcome to my new Teamies … and there are quite a few 🙂 which means more inspiration for you … so here they are:

Loll, Cornelia, Lee-Anne, Wei-Wei, Anita, Barb, Rahmat, Tenia, Katie, Carol, Julie and Marina

You might already have met some of them here at ATSM as they have been regularly entering our challenges.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor. 

and the winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

Here it is my DT piece for our Make Your Mark Challenge …

Spunky with cupcake

The adorable SPUNKY THE MOUSE, one of Kathryne’s images, is back with us too this week. This time we weren’t making cheese, Spunky told me he had developed a sweet tooth of late hence we simply baked cupcakes instead. I coloured him and my stamped cupcake (SKETCHED Cupcake by STAMPlorations) using Promarkers, fuzzy both and entwined them a little. For my stamped background I inked up a couple of stamps (Mini Mixed Media by STAMPlorations) one in Crumb Cake and the other one in So Saffron (both by SU) and stamped them onto white card. I then added the stamped stitching (PATCHWORK FRENZY Graphic Squares by STAMPlorations) and edged my panel using Chocolate Chip (SU), attached Spunky and his cupcake, stamped my sentiment, attached my panel to the inside of my card and added some gems and glitter glue before creating the front panel of my card …

Front of Spunky with cupcake

Yes, this is what the front of my card looks like. I first stamped my cupcake on the card and masked it off before continuing stamping in the same way as for my inside background. I then removed my mask and added some colour to my cupcake using watercolour pencils before edging my panel and attaching it to the card front.

… and because I liked my card front so much, I turned it into another card with a video tutorial here ….
cupcake, feel better
Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Make Your Mark’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Before I go, just a quick reminder: there is also still time to join the Birthday Blog Hop over at STAMPlorations, you have to be quick as it is due to finish in a few hours’ time. Simply comment on each blog in the hop for your chance to win one of 14 stamp sets …
*** The stops in the hop***
Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Guest Designers:

Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

Please join the fun … at ATSM and STAMPlorations … look forward to seeing you there … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂

ATSM Challenge 98

Hi Everybody, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #98 – Holiday!!! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor. 

and the winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

Here it is my DT piece for our Holiday Challenge …

wpid-dsc_0451.jpg

 

I used one of Kathryne’s images called ‘Alannah and Snowman’ and went for a girly pink & green Christmas theme.

I simply sized, printed and coloured Alannah using my promarkers. layered it onto a piece of green card, some pink DSP and my white base card before adding a frost border die cut (Memory Box) and finishing off by adding some sequins and glitter glue.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Holiday’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂

ATSM Challenge 94

Hi Everybody, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #94 – CAS!!! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor.  and the winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

Here it is my DT piece for our CAS Challenge …

Frosty Friend

Aren’t they just cute??? I found this Frosty Friend image from our sponsor StampArt Design simply adorable. I really love these two characters and apart from making great Winter/Christmas cards they’re just perfect for a Friendship card.

I simply sized, printed and coloured these ‘frosty’ friends’ who of course are made of the same stuff of course using my promarkers and finished my card off by adding a punched border (Xcut by docrafts), two scored lines, a sentiment (Wild Rose Studio) and a kiss before layering on a piece of blue card and finally on my white base card.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘CAS’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂
Something to look forward to … starting at 2pm GMT Wednesday 7th May 2014
click the image for more info

ATSM Challenge 89

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #89 – CAS!!!

Don’t we just love CAS cards! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back with us again this week as our sponsor. 

The winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

We are also welcoming the very talented Bonnie as our Guest Designer this week, feel free to visit her blog here

… and this is my DT piece for our CAS Challenge …

Bee Well

 

Isn’t she just a cutie??? I needed a happy feel-good-card and this little Hap-Bee Bee (with sayings for many ocassions of course) from our sponsor StampArt Design fits perfectly. This Hap-Bee Bee is sure to raise a smile and help anyone feel better in an instant.

I simply sized and printed the little bee and coloured her using promarkers. I printed and fuzzy cut my sentiment and attached it to my card. It seems to look like a little cloud/balloon. I also stenciled some soft clouds which are sadly barely visible in the picture. Feel free to zoom in, they might show up better then. Rounding some corners, layering up with blue card before attaching to my card base and adding some gems, a touch of glitter glue and a doodled border seems to finish the card perfectly.

I am entering this card into the ’round and round’ challenge at Less is More.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘CAS’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂

ATSM Challenge 85

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #85 – Photo Inspiration!!!

Another great challenge for you, one you’re surely like! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back again this week as our sponsor. 

The winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

This week we are welcoming Darnell from  djkardkreations as our guest designer …

… and this is the photo to take your inspiration from:

Yes, it is International Women’s Day on 8th March … apart from that you could also take inspiration from the colours or the bold graphic look or …

I have gone for a very feminine look this week. Here it is …

Nurturing soul

I simply sized, printed, coloured my digi image and stamped my sentiment before layering on pink and my white base card. I then stamped some flowers, fuzzy cut, shaped and attached them to my card before finishing off by adding some pearls and glitter glue.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Photo Inspiration’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂
Here is what I used:
VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals Stamp Set and SUBWAY ART BUILDER: MOM by STAMPlorations
Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe ink pads from Stampin’Up!
Promarkers, pearls, glitter glue and card from stash

ATSM Challenge 84

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #84 – CAS!!!

Another great challenge for you, one you’re surely like! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back again this week as our sponsor. 

The winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

We are also welcoming again Cathy R from  Cathy’s Card Spot as our guest designer for the week.

This week I’ve done something different. After the cute outdoorsy LITTLE BEAR CANOE ADVENTURE and LIZZIE on the beach I went for for a more grunge-retro look, at least that’s my name for it. Here it is …

Wherever you go

 

I thought this could be quite a good encouragement card for some one leaving a job or moving away for example.

This week I worked with a sentiment from StampArt Designs. Again it is one from the FOR FUN AND ADVENTURE SENTIMENT sheet. I cut it out with using a tag shaped die and used it as a starting point and allowed the rest of the card develop around it. I stuck 2 pieces of Washi tape to a piece of white card, stamped the circles in Sahara Sand, placed my tag into position without adhering, maked the sentiment off and stamped the chevrons in Island Indigo. I then removed my tag and stamped some more chevrons in Sahara Sand and the dotty stripes in black. I then stamped some splattery spots in Island Indigo, added a die-cut heart and adhered my tag into position before finishing off by adding some black gems and silvery metal embellies. I rounded two corners and adhered my topper first to a piece of Island Indigo and then to my white tent-fold base card.

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘CAS’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂
Here is what I used:
Sentiment by  StampArt Design
Chevron and Arrows Stamp Set by STAMPlorations
Grunge Me stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Inks and Island Indigo card stock from Stampin’Up!
small heart die by Sizzix
striped washi tape from Cwt Tatwus
car washi tape was a birthday present from Sue
tag die was a freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft I think
corner rounder, gems and white card from stash

ATSM Challenge 83

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #83 – Holiday!!!

Another great challenge for you, one you’re surely like! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

Kathryne from StampArt Design is back again this week as our sponsor. 

The winner will receive 5 digis from her store.

We are also welcoming again Cathy R from  Cathy’s Card Spot as our guest designer for the week.

I really love working with Kathryne’s images, and you seem to like them too! My scrapbook look alike LITTLE BEAR CANOE ADVENTURE with it’s outdoorsy look was yet another hit with you. Hope that this week’s card will be another one ..

… and now, with no further ado, to my DT piece for the week:

Lizzie making memories

This week I worked with another image from StampArt Designs. This holidaying little lady is called LIZZIE and perfect for this week’s challenge theme. As you can see I was thinking Summer Holiday again, maybe due to the high winds and rain we’ve had for most of the Winter so far. I needed an antidote …  The sentiments I used are both by StampArt Designs’ from the FOR FUN AND ADVENTURE SENTIMENT sheet.

Again another easy card for you. To start with I sized and printed my image, coloured it using Promarkers and cut it into a squre shape. The film strip frame is hand drawn … gasp! … with the help of a ruler. Luckily I had a 1/4″ square punch. I only needed to cut the large squares into the frame used using my craft knife. I then die-cut and punched my flowers, cut my chosen sentiments and pretty paper to size and layered my elements as shown in the picture before finishing off by adding some gems and glitter glue.

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Holiday’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂
Here is what I used:
Sizzix ‘Secret Garden’ framelits, Boho Flower Punch, so saffron, melon mambo and pretty in pink card stock from Stampin’Up!
Tonic Studio daisy ribbon punch (little pink flowers) from local craft shop
DSP by Fancy Pants was a freebie from the Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine a while ago
Promarkers, gems from my stash