Saturday, 30 April 2016

Swinging By to Say Hi

Hi Peeps,

I hope you're having a great weekend.  I've had a nice relaxed start and was able to craft today which has been awesome.  The card I made today is for Gerda Steiners Progressive Challenge.  I haven't been able to  play along for months so was really happy that I managed to get a card done in time to play along this month.

Simon Says Stamp Dies - Stitched Squares 
MFT Die-namics - Wild Greenery
MFT Die-namics - tag Builder Blueprints 4
Memory Box Dies - Puffy Clouds 
Papertrey Ink Impression Plate - Linen
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
Bazzill Vellum - 40lb White
Natural Twine
Button from Stash

I coloured this adorable monkey with my copics and also lightly coloured in the area around him. To create the frame I first used a linen impression plate on a piece of  desert storm cardstock and then die-cut a square from the centre using a SSS square die. I die-cut several leaves from white cardstock and coloured them with my copics. I arranged the leaves between the image and the frame.  I also die-cut some puffy clouds from white vellum and added them to the scene. I generated the sentiment on the computer and die-cut it out. I adhered it to the other frame and then added a button from my stash. I mounted the entire scene onto a my card base. I hope you like it.

I would also like to link up with the following challenges:
Happy crafting and thanks for popping by,
Hugs Ax

Friday, 29 April 2016

Hang in There

Hi There,

Yipee, it's Friday which means the weekend is nearly here :) I'm excited that I should (hopefully) have some spare time to craft tomorrow - maybe I might even get another card posted :) 

Today I would like to share a Whimsie Doodles creation that was inspired by both Cupcake  Inspirations Challenge 357 and the current sketch challenge over at the The Paper Players.
I have this thing for ladybugs and love red and black together so was excited to play along.  We have a couple of fantastic ladybug images in the Whimsie Doodles store and the one I used for my card today is a freebie! The image is called Hang in There and can be found here.

Here's my card.

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Hang in There
Papetrey Ink Impression Plate - Linen
Lil' Inker Design Dies - Stitched Mats Long and Skinny Rectangles
MFT Die-namics - Tag Builder Blueprints 4
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Circle Stax
Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad - Hip Hip Hooray
MFT Stamps Paper pack - Dots and Stripes Neutral
Ranger Enamel Accents - Black
Ranger Glossy Accents
Red Jewellery String

I coloured the image in with my copics and added some glossy accents to his nose and some black enamel accents to his spots. I die cut the image with a stitched circle.  I embossed the card base with a linen impression plate and then adhered some green, red and black scrap pieces of paper to the left hand after adding some red string.  The sentiment was computer generated and die-cut out.

I would also like to play along with the following challenges:
Thanks so much for popping by, I appreciate the visit.
Hugs Ax

Monday, 25 April 2016

CAS Flower Card

Hi Friends,

I have finally been able to make a non-DT card after a extremely long hiatus from crafting! I can't believe that in the last five months I have only made a few DT cards! Life definitely got in the way as did a complete loss of creativity.  Anyway, I made the time to make a card yesterday (albeit a CAS one!) with a few challenges in mind in order to try and get back on the crafting wagon!

My card today was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the fabulous colours at Color Throwdown 389.

I wanted to move away from all the cute images I have been using lately so pulled out one of my favourite flower stamp sets.  I used my copics to colour the images in and die-cut them out.  The sentiment in from a mini word stamp set I have had for years and I have no idea where I got it from - sorry.
Papertrey Ink - Doodlie-Do Stamps
Papertrey Ink - Doodlie-Do Die Collection
Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Dots Stamp Set
MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
Sweet Shoppe Digital Paper - M Bennett Worn Out
Simon Says Stamp Ink - Doll Pink
 Pretty Posh Sequins - 4mm Clear
Basic Grey Enamel Dots - Orange
Jewellery String - Green

This card also fits the current theme over at the Curtain Call Challenge which is Simplicity, so I would like to link my card up there too.

Thanks so much for popping by,
Hugs Ax

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

It's a Boy Thing!

Hi Friends and Happy Hump Day!

 It's Whimsie Doodles inspiration time once again and today I challenged myself with a masculine make! I don't know about you but I find male themed cards really hard to create. Thankfully there are some great male images in the Whimsie Doodles Store which make the job just a little bit easier! 

For this card I coloured up Hoodie Jayson, a perfect image for a teenage boy card. He reminds me of me so much of brothers when they were teenagers - hood always up and hands in pockets! 

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamps - Hoodie Jayson
Paper Smooches Stamps - Sentiment Sampler
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Reversible - Harlequin - discontinued
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock - Smoke
KaiserCraft 6" Paper Pad - Rewind Collection
Simon Says Stamp Ink - Smoke 
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ribbon Pack - Light Grey Chevron
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Red, White and Blue Stars

I coloured Jayson up with my copics and fuzzy cut him out.  I cut a panel of smoke cardstock and adhered some designer paper to the bottom section. I brushed some smoke ink along the sides before adding a strip of grey chevron ribbon. I stamped the sentiment in black ink onto white cardstock and adhered it to the panel. I then mounted the image onto the panel with foam pads. I embossed the front of my card and then mounted the panel onto the card front. I added a couple of blue enamel stars to finish. I hope you like him.

Thanks for visiting, have a great day.
Hugs Ax

Friday, 15 April 2016

Rainbow Feista

Hi There,

It's time for a new monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles and we have a colour theme this month...which is awesome, I love these rainbow colours.

For my card I used this digi stamp set called Fiesta Kids. I associated Fiesta and sombrero's with bright cheerful colours so I thought these images would be absolutely perfect :) I decided to go with image with the sombrero, I just couldn't resist colouring up that hat!

Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamps - Fiesta Kids
El Tendedero Digital Papers - Birthday Party
Sweet Shoppe Designs Julie Billingsley - Dreams Come True
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Ladybug, Limeade and Bumblebee
Red ribbon and Red Star Button - from stash

I coloured the image up with my copics and added some enamel dots to opposite colours.  I layered the background papers up as shown. All the bits I used were from my scrap pile - I love it when that happens. I adhered a piece of red ribbon around the centre of the card and then mounted on my image. I added the sentiment and a red star button to finish it off.  Nice and easy and very, very bright :)  I have to say I think this is the most colourful card I have made :) I hope you like it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for popping by. Make sure you pop over to Whimsie Doodles blog to the see the awesome makes my teamies made.

Have a great day.
Hugs Ax

Monday, 4 April 2016

Happy Spring

Hi there,

Once again I made a mess of the scheduling for this post and have only just realised it never went up - I'm only 5 days late - hehe!! Anyway, I am finally sharing my card for Whimsie Doodles with you and I hope you like it.  I loved our latest release of super cute Easter/Spring bunnies and just had to use one.  This fellow is called bunny with balloon and can be found in the What's New section of the store.
Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp - Bunny and Balloon
MFT Stamps - Blissful Blooms
Lawn Fawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders
Memory Box Dies - Puffy Clouds
MFT Die-namics - Rectangle Frames
Die'sire Embossalicious Folder - Clouds
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock - Fog Gray
Doodlebug Designs 6x6 Paper Pad - Sunkissed 
Papermania Vellum - blue
Create a Smile Enamels - Sending Sunshine
Glossy Accents

I love creating scenes for my cards and fun with this one.  I coloured Mister Bunny in with my copics and fuzzy cut him out adding a little glossy accents to his nose. I created the scene using the supplies listed above and then mounted him on.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for popping by.
Hugs Ax