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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Quirky reminder, It's raining cats and dogs!

I just realised I posted the reminder on Quirky and forgot to put it on my blog, so here I am! For my first card I used Cat on a Window and Kitty Cat Birthday from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace.
I love the Kitty Cat birthday sentiment and I hope my Mum will too, she has a Siamese cat but used to have a blue grey Persian - both rescues. The Mum stamp is a Papermania one and I stamped and heat embossed it.
There is a lot of detail in the Cat on a Window image which I coloured with ProMarkers, there is lots of depth as a result. The red polka-dot ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, fish bones charm from stash. I die cut the sentiment and scalloped frame with Spellbinders rectangle dies.

Challenges entered with the kitty cat card:
Love to Scrap - #75 The Big Bow theory (Mon)
Passion for Promarkers - bingo, embossing, image, die cuts (Tues)
Tuesday Throwdown - #289 Use your die cuts
Crafty Gals - die cuts (Wed)
Fab n Funky - #300 Girly and Pretty (Wed)
Simon Says - Let's do the Polka (Wed)
Cute Card Thursday - hand made embellishments 
Crafts Galore - April anything goes
Show us your pussies - Furrything goes (April)

For my second card I used Dog Sidney and Dog-gone Special.
I love this cute puppy dog image in his too big collar! I kept it simple and masculine, and added some  of my favourite ribbon by Crafty Ribbons. Again he is coloured with Promarkers and both the image and sentiment are die cut with Spellbinders dies.

Challenges entered with Dog-gone card:
Passion for Promarkers - bingo, ribbon, image, sentiment (Tues)
Crafting with Dragonflies - Masculine (Sat week)
Creative Fingers - #107 anything goes (Fri)
The Ribbon Girl - April any image (April 30th)

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Cazzy Hookin' time: T for Tuesday

Go to my other blog for the T for Tuesday post: Cazzy Hookin' time: T for Tuesday: I took my lunch and peppermint tea out into the garden today, it was such a lovely day, warm while the sun was out anyway! I made a pra...

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Quirky raining cats and dogs!

It's challenge time at Quirky Crafts.First of all the challenge is sponsored by the Quirky and funny Crackerbox Palace who are generously giving all three prizes. The theme set by Marg is Quirky Raining Cats and Dogs, and all you need to do is show us your projects with cats, dogs or  cats and dogs on them!

My card is one from 2013, because I have been ill in bed all week with a nasty virus, and I'm still not well but the show must go on! I used the rubber stamp of Peeking Cat to make my card (you could win the digi), and Papermania papers, and some ribbon to look like a parcel opening. I used Papermania and Imagination sentiment stamps and die cut the panels with Spellbinders dies.

As for Quirky, we changed to monthly challenges this year to take the pressure off, I recruited a new team and most of them have had health problems forcing them to leave - or in one case not even get started!
Because of my own circumstances, caring for my hubby is taking up a lot of time and emotional strength, and running Quirky takes a lot of time. O.K. it is less than when it was fortnightly, but for each challenge this year I have ended up having to write the challenge, or take over the challenge, and what I really needed was a strong team who could get on with it after an initial bedding in period, write their own posts and get on with making projects for each challenge and reminder. I am willing to teach, coach, help people until they get to the stage that they are confident to get on with it unaided.

Unfortunately and very sadly, our latest addition to the team Kelly Patricia injured her wrist and never got started, she hoped to join us properly this month but on medical advice has now had to give up crafting, blogging and facebook which is devastating for her. I wish her all the best.

This leaves us with an active team of 4 including me (and I am busy with the admin as already mentioned), and we really need two more team mates at least, or lots of one to two month guests.

I have put out several DT calls during the March challenge, on our Facebook page and anywhere I can but there has been no response, I know a lot of teams also have DT calls on and I think that is why nobody has even enquired about joining the Quirky team so far - but I hope we will get someone now, even if they only want to guest for a month, which means two projects minimum using the free digis from our sponsors which you get to keep and use afterwards.

So if anyone does want to have a go at guesting, for a month or two, just to try it out I am happy to do that, and who knows - many 2 month guests have gone on to join the team in the past!

May is going to be a very special month because we have three new and exciting sponsors, tempted yet?

Hop over to the Quirky blog and contact me via email, or the contact form if you are interested.

I am not entering any challenges because 2013 is serious back posting!