Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tempting Treats

This has to be one of my favourite challenges at Daring Cardmakers.   So this weeks challenge is just to tempt us with your sweet creations. I love anything sweet on a card especially cupcakes which always tempt me.

Here is my sweet creation:

I have used papers from Dovecraft called Cupcake boutique.  The cupcakes are from a stamp set by Kanban which I have paper pieced and coloured with promakers. 

The die cut bunting and teapot are from a set by Xcut called Tea Party.
Don't forget to pop by the Design Team Blogs for some more sweet creations.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Thank you for the Music

I am so late with this blog post but the school holidays started here on Friday and then there was my daughters Halloween party at school.  I have been busy baking for that and making spooky lollipops.

This weeks dare at Daring Cardmakers is all about music.  Your card could feature sheet music, music notes, lyrics or musical instrument.

I have used some sheet music vellum.  The sentiment is also from "We Three Kings of Orient Are" And yes its Christmas!!!

I have also used the star framelits die from Stampin Up.
Have a great week and don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more inspiration.

Friday, October 9, 2015

What do you do besides Crafting??

Its weekly challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.  We want to know what you do for a living besides crafting.  This could be your current job or a former job.  Show us something job related on your card.

Can you guess my former job?

It involved the sea and been away from home for a long time.  Any guesses?

This is me many years ago at my passing out parade at HMS Raleigh in Plymouth.

I look rather serious and very green.  I was fighting the need to be sick.  My PO behind was wishing the inspection would go quicker using some rather colourful language.  I thought I was going to faint.  In was tough standing there in the heat, perfectly still and carrying a SA80.  It was one of the proudest moments in my life.

Hope you can stop by the design team blogs and guess their jobs!!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Elemental Inspiration

Where did September go?? We are having such a beautiful week here in France.  Lovely blue skies and the leaves are on the turn.  I love autumn when its like this.

Well its the first Friday of the month and that means its elemental inspiration over at Daring cardmakers.

Don't forget you need to pick at least three elements from the image.  This could be the colours, hearts, door, wheels, sentiment, vehicle or even a house as its a mobile home.

I have gone with the colours, hearts, home and the sentiment is one to do with a journey.

The papers, image and sentiment are all from Pink Petticoat.  I have coloured the image using pro markers and added some glossy accents to the windows.  I have also included a little punched heart with a heart button on top. Even the smoke coming out of the chimney is in the shape of a heart, cute!!
Hope you can stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog for more lovely inspiration.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Rainbow Christmas

I have made a start on my Christmas shopping.  I have to get it done early for my family in England as my Parent in Laws go for a little holiday around the end of October to the UK.  I find it very difficult as there is nothing in the shops for Christmas yet and every  year I struggle.

But I am getting there with my Christmas cards,  so here is another:

I have used a reindeer embossing plate for the background and inked around the edges.

I have then used lots of die cut stars in all sizes and styles in a rainbow of glittered card.  Also to add that festive touch I have used a little jingle bell.
This card is for the challenge over at Merry Monday and you have to use rainbow colours on your card.