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Monday, 30 November 2015

Quirky Christmas and DT call reminder

 I have managed to make one card, I've been in bed for a week with a virus or flu, not sure which! It is Quirky Reminder time, I didn't make it for the challenge due to computer problems, then getting sick!
I have used two cute Bugaboo images, they are one of our three sponsors this time, Skinny Bird Candy Cane and Skinny Bird Ornaments, they go so well together to make a scene.
The papers are: red and green striped from Craftwork Cards in a pad called Christmas Post, and the Merry Christmas Robins are from My Mind's Eye and the pad was a freebie with Card Making and Papercrafts magazine last year I think.
The ribbon is an exclusive from Crafty Ribbons and the digi and panel are cut with Spellbinders dies.
The images are coloured with Promarkers, with added glitter glue and Flowersoft in Polar White.

The other sponsors at Quirky are Ditzie Designs and Digital Delights so hop on over and see some more and play along to win some great prizes.
Also Bugaboo are having a 50% off sale on Christmas digis right now!
Don't forget Your Quirky Needs You! We need more Quirky teamies to keep going, we have a few applicants so far, if you would like to apply please let me know.

I've entered the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Nearly Christmas (Tues)
Crafting by Design - get ready for Christmas (Wed)
Fab n Funky - Christmas (Wed)
Crafty Ribbons - Frosty Christmas (Thurs)
Creative Card Crew - 101 It's cold outside (Thurs)
Pile it on - use red and green (Sun)
Christmas Card Challenges - anything Christmas goes (Sun)
Graph'it Markers - Christmas (4/11 Dec)

Challenges Won.
Catch the Bug - sketch #319 3rd place.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

New Big Brother

My new little granddaughter is here, she is 3 weeks and 1 day old today. She had a card I made ages ago, because I spent all my time making a New Big Brother card for Kenny (poor Lily - I will make it up to her next time).
This Molly Blooms stamp of a little boy with his kite was perfect, and Kenny opened the card and said "that's me"(he loves kite flying)! Result! 
I coloured the boy with Promarkers and die cut it with Spellbinders. I added DCWV papers from three pads, the background is from All About Boys and had all the right colours for the image.
The letters are cut with Sizzlets Bounce, the New is cut with an Xcut Christmas words set, and Brother is a Spellbinders die from a family set. The airplane - I can't remember who makes this die set, I will have to look for the packaging.

I would like to tell you that there is a new Challenge at Quirky Crafts and it is Christmas, I hope to make something to show you for that soon, (I am late due to my computer throwing a wobbly last week and being away for the weekend visiting my new granddaughter and grandson - where my son fixed the computer) we have three great sponsors and prizes, so hop along to Quirky and join the party! We also have a DT call, your Quirky needs you - or we won't have any challenges next year!

I've entered a few challenges:
Crafting by Design - 3 of something - papers (24th Nov)
Creative Fingers - #98 anything goes 
Ike's World - Childhood (30th Nov)
TTCRD - Anything goes 11th - 30th Nov
Cards Galore - use a stamp or digi (Nov)
Craft Stamper - take a stamp (Nov)
Die Cut Divas - warm and cosy (Nov)
Papertake Weekly - pick sketch #85 (Tues)
Addicted to Stamps - #172 make your mark (Wed)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Quirky feathers, they are light!

It's Quirky reminder time and the challenge is all about feathers of any kind, even images containing feathers. The bird alone would have been enough but I have feathers that have sat in a box for maybe 10 years so this is a good excuse to use them. The digi and sentiment set are called Chickz - Cool Chick from Bugaboo . I love a bird in DMs! I coloured the bird with Promarkers and die cut it with Spellbinders Labels 8, and the sentiment with deckled rectangles. The paper is Rockstar by DCWV which I searched for for ages before finding a pad for sale not at a silly price. The polka dot ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons who are also sponsoring us along with Bugaboo and Sweet Pea Stamps.
Sweet Pea are closing down so it could be your last chance to win some digis from them.

Hop on over to Quirky Crafts for some more inspiration and to play along and maybe win prizes. We love to see your work.

This chicky is stomping into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Thinking of you (Wed)
Cute Card Thursday - Birds/Animals
Daring Cardmakers - cuddly creatures (Fri)
Glitter n Sparkle - add a die cut (Sun)

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Pumpkins are not just for Halloween!

I just bought a pumpkin the other day, got to decide what to cook it into now, but it has to be Slimming World friendly, in other words as healthy as possible.
Are we sprouting feathers over at Quirky Crafts? You bet we are! The challenge is as light as a Quirky feather, any project with birds and/or feathers of any kind will do.

We have three great sponsors, Sweet Pea Stamps, Bugaboo and Crafty Ribbons. The image I used this time is from Sweet Pea Stamps, it is by Sandra Caudwell and is called Pilgrim Crow. Sweet Pea are closing down on 25th November sadly so this could be your last chance to win some digis from them.

I coloured the digi with Promarkers and die cut it with Spellbinders dies, the grid die is by Tonic I think. The spotty ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons, and the greeting is stamped with a clear Craftwork Cards set. I added real feathers - I have a small box full and most of them were not suitable colours for this card. Finally some Tim Holtz paper string (twine) tied in a bow with a feather charm.

So hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see some fabulous examples and to play along, and maybe win prizes. 

My card has hopped into the following challenges:
Digi Chooseday - reds, orange or brown (Tues)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes (Tues)
Crafty Gals - #44 Autumn Hues (Wed)
Cute Card Thursday - food or drink (Thurs)
Left of Centre - things with wings (Fri)
Allsorts - ribbons and bows (Sat)
The Ribbon Girl - anything goes (Sun)
ABC - U for unlimited (15th Nov)
Cards Galore -use a stamped or digi image (Nov)
Die cut divas - warm and cozy (Nov)