Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Giving a Bit Different Thanks

We are in middle of September and I feel it is a good time for me posting this card. It's showing someone how I really appreciate our friendship.

Kenny K's Krafty Krew has a new challenge, 

Random winner's prize is 3 free digis of the Winner's Choice, 5 if twist is used.

The Top 3 will be chosen by KennyKs Krafty Krew 
Prize will be one (1) digi for each of you

Remember you MUST use a KennyK digi or stamp to qualify for a prize!
Kenny is always offering a free image, visit the shop and you will find it there :)
Very minimalistic colouring, and it works beautifully with backing paper and embellishments. 

Image is Kenny K digistamp - Kitty Katastrophe
Colours - Promarkers
DP - Docrafts
Sentiment - typed and printed
Swirl - Tonic Studios
Flowers - scraps stash
Black flowers - Tonic Studios punch
Purple flowers - made a file and cut it
Glitter - Mod Podge
Oval dies - Tonic Studios
Sentiment cutting shape - made a file and cut it 
Pearls - stash 

Challenges to take part:

It's your turn now!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Black Roses

It's first of September, can't believe it is true, September already! Good thing about first of a month is a new  Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge is here, #202, with a twist, of course. You can find out more by following the link :)

This is my idea of a beautiful but dark autumn (or fall, as they call it on the other side of the pond). I chose to use digi stamp Trixxie Treat.

Double heart card blank I made with Glitter Girls embossing board adding few layers and silver peel off thin lines.
Trixxie's make up is done using just Promarkers Ice Grey 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Black roses are again Tonic Studios punch, black card, hot glue gun and burned finger tips :D

Random winner's prize is 3 free digis of the Winner's Choice, 5 if twist is used.

The Top 3 will be chosen by KennyKs Krafty Krew 
Prize will be one (1) digi for each of you

Remember you MUST use a KennyK digi or stamp to qualify for a prize!

Digi - Kenny K's Trixxie Treat
Colourine - Promarkers
Card stock - Papermill Direct 
Rose vine stamp - Glitter Girls
Embossing board - Glitter Girls
Peel offs - Pinflair
Roses - Tonic punch and yours truly

Challenges I'd like to take part:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Scraps Addiction

Beautiful Yorkshire Weather, it's raining and all grey. Time to take scraps box out and try and make some flowers. Here are some of my makes:

These are light colours with some Mod Podge Sparkle.

These are orange and black with no sparkle as yet.


With and without Mod Podge Sparkle.

That's all for now :)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Where is the Sun?

Saturday, August 15th, sun is shining or not but there is now time for a new 

and it is Anything Goes with the Twist. This time twist is using these colours:

Challenge is sponsored by 
Their prize is a 12 pack of Graph'It Markers (a $50 value)

Remember also that Kenny K is offering a freebie, this month it is Trixxie Treat and you can find her here at Kenny K's website.

My photographing skills are clearly not too good with light adjustment, because colours look soooo different on photos :( Ohdear. 

Too late to cry over spilled milk but instead lets share the pics of my making.

Digistamp is printed using laser printer and with pencil colouring and Johnson's Baby Oil it "distresses" beautifully giving a bit rough look.

and now flowers made by yours truly:

In a box:

Project flowers

Digistamp from Kenny K, Princess Pia
Colouring Prismacolor Premier pencils
Blending medium is as always Johnson's Baby Oil
Design Paper Up, Up and Away by 
Dies from Marianne Creatables
Big roses are all mine
Small roses made using Tonic punch, 
Blue flowers Tonic punch
Distress inks by Ranger
pearls, stems, ribbon - stash

Hope you like this :)

Challenges I'd like to take part:
Graph' it Markers - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Die cuts and/or punches

KennyK Downloads prize - 3 Digis (5 if you incorporate the twist)
Graph'it Markers prize - 12 Pack of Graph'it Markers ($50 Value)

Top 3 prize - 1 Digi from KennyK Downloads for each of you!

Please remember to use a KennyK Downloads digi or clear stamp in your project to qualify for a prize.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Celebrate Something

Yay, nothing is better than have any kind of reason to celebrate something or anything. It could be a painless day, a nearly painless day, a day with not as awful pain than the other day, or just enjoying little gems of life.

To be honest this is my second card I made for Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge #200 because I just love the latest digistamp Valet :) Not trying to get a prize but just to share.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Colourful Autumn is Just Around the Corner

Hello, it's a beautiful day here in Yorkshire.

Make it Crafty has a fabulous digistamp collection called "Little Houses" and this card is made using Fairy Tree House digi stamp. Took me ages to colour and also wanted to use a bit rarer colours for layers than usually, so here we are:

Digistamp from Make it Crafty 
Coloured by Promarkers
Embossing board Keepsake Glitter Girls:
The Big Screen, Framey, Galaxy, Treasured Memories
Embossing folder
Butterfly die from Sizzix
Flower punch from Tonic Studios
Sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley
All the rest - stash

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Big News and Lots of Fun

Good Morning, All!
This is going to be quite long post, but no apologies there, all good and exciting. Here we go!

This is quite big thing for me, Kenny K's Krafty Krew had Guest Design Team spots for 3 (yes, THREE) months and naturally. For my own surprise and great pleasure, I was invited to join the team.

Kenny K's Krafty Krew is celebrating because it is the BIG 200!

Our theme is Banner Day which means you need to make or use on your project a banner or bunting. In addition to KennyK prize, we are offering 4 different gift certificates of $25 each on our 200th challenge celebration.

Here are the prizes for the 200th challenge:

- $25 for paper/ink to Stampin' Up http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/teresasstampinspot/

- $25 to Dies to Die For for dies http://www.diestodiefor.com/

- $25 GC to Dawn Lewis's shop at http://www.dawnlewis.com.au/

- $50 GC to KennyK's clear stamp shop (6 stamps) http://www.kennykstamps.com/clear-stamps.php 

- $25 GC to KennyKdownloads digi shop (7 stamps) http://www.kennykdownloads.com/

Wow! Can't wait to see your creations, but before that I would like to share with you what I came up with. Here are "Dowager Countess" and Kenny K's newest digital stamp "Valet".

Dowager Countess enjoys a day in the garden because it brings shine in her eyes and she also enjoys a glass or two of champagne kindly served by Valet. 

Red and white flowers homemade, as usual :)

Digistamps - KennyK Dowager Countess and Valet
Colouring - Letraset Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Embossing board - Keepsake (Glitter Girls) Once Upon a Time
Cutting die - Tonic Studios
Green paper - Lidl
Cardstock - Papermill Direct
Bunting - free cutting file from Bird's Cards and I cut is using Silhouette Cameo
Flat back pearls and hearts - all stash
Flowers: homemade

Corner die: Joy! Crafts
Swirl die: Tonic Studios
Acetate window, card stock, pearls - all stash

Challenge or two I would like to take part:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It Really Is Summer

This is my third post today, yay! 
This time it's Make it Crafty digistamps and Glitter Girls boards and some other usual stuff ;)

Of course there is a box.

Let's see...
Digi stamp - Make it Crafty "Carefree Elise" and "Daffodil Dell"
Colorine - Promarkers and Copics
Embossing boards - Glitter Girls "Once Upon a Time" and "Wings of Love"
Cardstock - Lidl
Embossing Folder - will check it
Swirls - Joy! Crafts - 6002/0303
Flowers - I made a cutting file and cut using Silhouette Cameo
Acetate window - stash

Fit Together As Pieces In a Puzzle Part 2

I'll continue with my latest topic :) how I like to make a box to go with the card/keepsake.

One more today :) but before that, there is a list of stuff I used for this one:

Stamp Magnolia Flower Fairy Tilda
Coloring - Letraset Promarkers
White cardstock for stamping - Crafter's Companion "Neenah"
Circle dies - Spellbinders
Bottom layer - Papermill Direct Leather Embossed card
Pink, lilac, yellow and white layers all Lidl card and paper
Embossing board - Glitter Girls "Once Upon a Time"
Leafy Swirl - Tonic Studios
Flowers - homemade using Tonic Studios punches, 
my own design cutting file, Mod Podge and glitter
Corners on the box - Joy! Crafts cutting die
Acetate window - stash
Pearls - stash

Challenges :)
Midweek Magnolias - Embossing
Tilda's Town - Challenge #163 Fussy & Fancy, Clean And Layered…
Passion for Promarkers -  Week 305 – Candy Crush

Fit Together As Pieces In a Puzzle

I like making boxes for cards and keepsakes. They are very very easy to make and compliments the main "product". At least in my opinion. It doesn't have to be frilled up like a cream cake, but something to show these two fit together as pieces in a puzzle.

What do you think?

Stamp Magnolia Scarecrow Tilda 
Coloring - Letraset Promarkers and some Copics
White cardstock for stamping - Crafter's Companion "Neenah"
Leafy dies - Spellbinders
Embossed layers - Lidl card and paper
Golden cardstock - Create and Craft
Embossing board - Glitter Girls "Once Upon a Time"
Flowers - homemade using Tonic Studios punches, 
my own design cutting file,
Corners on the box - Joy! Crafts cutting die
Acetate window - stash
Gems - stash

Challenges :)
Midweek Magnolias - Embossing
Tilda's Town - Challenge #163 Fussy & Fancy, Clean And Layered… 

Monday, July 06, 2015


The latest from my craft cave :)

We had whole two hot days and this KennyK image suits nicely for summer. I wanted to make one to fit in an envelope instead of a box.

Digi stamp - KennyK Bathing Beauty
Colorine - Letraset Promarkers 
Fuchsia paper - Lidl
Embossing folder - Crafter's Companion
Stripes paper - stash
Silver card - Create and Craft
Label die - Spellbinders
Circle die - Marianne
Swirls die (silver) - Joy! Crafts
Swirl die (fuchsia) - Tonic Studios
Silver pearls - stash

Naturally there are couple of challenges I would like to take part :)
KennyK's Krafty Krew - #198 Anything Goes with the Twist of Stars and Stripes
Artistic Inspirations - #135 Anything Goes with the Twist of Summer 
Crafting from the Heart - #67 Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - #201 Summer Vacation
Crafty Catz - #286 Anything Goes