Saturday, 31 December 2016

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #337 Something new.

Happy New Year!

Our Challenge at My Time to Craft is Something New. That can be a new event (baby, job, home etc) or new craft stash that Santa has brought you! I have made a New Baby card and also used a new stamp set.

The stamp set is by W Plus 9 and is called Party Animal I coloured the cute giraffe with Copics. The balloon was coloured with Distress Inks and blended with a blending tool, then once it had dried I stamped the sentiment with Clearly Besotted's New Baby set in pink pigment ink and clear-embossed it. I fussy cut the images and used foam pads to give dimension. The balloon string is drawn with a black marker. Finally, I added sequins from stash.

I hope you all had a happy and peaceful Christmas and are looking forward to 2017.

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 29 December 2016

CRAFT Challenge #396 Anything Goes

Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We have the Irish Contingent here - Daughter, son-in-law-to-be and grandson! Lots of cuddles for Grandma and Grandpa!

Now onto our Challenge at CRAFT Challenge which is Anything Goes. I made a birthday card for a fan of Arsenal Football Club, whose strip is red and white.

This cute chap is Toby Glam Guy by Sweet Stamps . I coloured him with Promarkers and added Wink of Stella Clear to the football. I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the image and mat. The paper was loose, I'm not sure who made it. Sorry! The sentiment is by Avery Elle from the Stoked clear stamp set.

Our sponsor this week is:

Sweet Stamps

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 22 December 2016

CRAFT Challenge #395 Anything Goes.

Morning, all! Our last Challenge at CRAFT Challenge is Anything Goes

I abandoned Christmas cards to make something girly and adaptable for several occasions, using WO Cupcake Tower by Bugaboo Stamps. Cute, or what?

The cupcake background paper came from stash, and the strip with teapots came with the same, very old, set of papers. I added Wink of Stella to the cupcakes and the teapots, and also to the girl's dress. The spotty ribbon is from stash, and the diamante butterfly is from Hobbycraft. I used a Martha Stewart heart border punch to edge the teapots horizontal strip.

Our lovely sponsors are:

Bugaboo Stamps

Nikki Burnette

The Stamping Boutique which sadly is closing down at the end of December :(

Thanks for looking, and have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year.

love Mags B x

Saturday, 17 December 2016

My Time to Craft Challenge #336 Christmas with non-traditional colours

Good morning! We have a Christmas Challenge with a twist at My Time to Craft this fortnight: Christmas with non-traditional colours which means no red, gold or green!

I went with pink for my card, using Snowman Bells by Bugaboo Stamps:

I apologise for the naff photo, the corner where I usually take them is now blocked by the Christmas tree. I decided to make this a Snowwoman, in pink, for a change. The paper by Dovecraft is very old, so sadly no longer available - a shame, since I really like the pastel colours. There is a bit of green on it, but it's mint green rather than pine green, so I think I've got away with it! The ribbon is from stash.

I used a Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops die for the mat, and the Modern Stationery Card Creator dies for the background. I added stickles to the snow and Wink of Stella to the hat, scarf and bells.

Not quite my last Christmas card, but nearly! I still have a few to make for the neighbours.

Awwww, the 5 year old son of one of my neighbours is helping Daddy clean the car. He has to stand on tiptoe to reach the back windscreen! Bless!

Thanks for looking, and I hope this week is not too stressful and that you can enjoy the run-up to Christmas!

love Mags B x

Thursday, 15 December 2016

CRAFT Challenge #394 Christmas

Hi, guys! We have our regular Christmas theme at CRAFT Challenge. Very topical!

I am at that stage where speed is of the essence - I usually manage to get my cards for posting done in good time, but then suddenly there's only 10 days to go and I need lots for friends and neighbours, to be hand-delivered! So now I'm in 'simple' mode, aided by mirror card and a lovely image!

The adorable image is Little King by Sami Stamps, he is especially heart-melting for me because he reminds me of my little grandson!

The fabulous die-cut is Maggie by Sue Wilson. (Great name, eh?!) I like that you can see a cross-shape in it, reminding me of Easter. I used silver mirror card and blue pearlised card to back it. The image is cut with a plain circle die - I fussy-cut the edges of the manger's straw to make the image go 'out of the box' at the edges.

Our sponsors this week are:

Pickled Potpourri (love that name!)

Sami Stamps

Thanks for looking, and I hope life isn't getting stressful in the run-up to the Big Day! Breathe.....

love Mags B x

Friday, 9 December 2016

CRAFT Challenge #393 Winter

Here's my rather belated card for our new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge and the theme is Winter

I went with a fairly simple design because the image is so pretty!

The digi stamp is Prissy Poinsettia by sponsor Robyn's Fetish. I coloured it with Copics and added gold Stickles to the centre. The image and the gold background are cut with Spellbinders' gorgeous Divine Eloquence dies.

Our lovely sponsors are:

Robyn's Fetish

Doctor Digi's House of Stamps

Sunsational Stamps

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Dream Valley DT Challenge #146 Christmas

Good morning! Today is our final Challenge of the year, we are having a break and will be back in January. And our theme is Christmas

We have an amazing collection of sponsors, and I went with an adorable image, this is Christmas Post by All Dressed Up Stamps which Wendy kindly gave us to use. Totally adorable!

The papers and twine are from stash, and the snowflake die-cuts from glitter card were in my 'Christmas Stuff' folder - I think they are by Spellbinders, but could be wrong!

I am madly making Christmas cards because, as usual, December has crept up on me without warning! Go and see the inspiration on the Challenge blog, my teamies are so talented!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

My Time to Craft Dt Challenge #335 Christmas Animals

Hiya! I'm late again - sorry! My son, DiL and granddaughter are visiting this weekend. My little boy will be 27 on Monday! 27!!! Wehave been celebrating with chocolate cake!

Now on to the new challenge at My Time to Craft and our theme is Christmas Animals I have made a shaker tag for my granddaughter's Christmas present.

I used some cute images from Lawn Fawn's Toboggan Together stap set, and the matching dies. The blue background has been embossed with a Cuttlebug Dots folder, and I glued some stars from stash onto it.

I meant to add a red Christmas hat to the sitting deer, but I forgot! So this isn't quite as Christmassy as it should be!

Thanks for looking, and I hope your weekend is going well.

love Mags B x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

CRAFT Challenge #392 Colour Combo

Morning, all! Our new Challenge at CRAFT Challenge is to use this gorgeous Colour Combo

Mmm, look at those rich colours!

For my card I used this adorable image, Baby Snow from Sponsor Digital Delights by Louby Loo. So cute - and he's on offer on the website for just $1.00!!!

I coloured him with Copics and added Gold Stickles to the snowflakes (quite a good way of colouring over areas where my pen slipped!) The poinsettias and leaves are made with layering stamps and matching dies which came with a Hero Arts Kit last year, and I gold-stickled the flower centres. The papers are from the Snippets Drawer, and I used some gold and white twine from Hobbycraft to add a bit more glitz.

Our sponsors:

Digital Delights


Sheepski Designs


A Day For Daisies

Check out my teamies' inspiring creations and have a go!

Thanks for looking - stay warm (in the wintry Northern Hemisphere) or cool (in the Summery Southern Hemisphere!)

love Mags B.

PS Sorry this is a late posting, I started the post then was pleasantly interrupted by a visit from a dear Uni friend, we chatted for hours!!!