Saturday, 4 February 2023

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE FEB'23

 It's the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Our theme is always Anything Goes or if you prefer the optional twist is 'HEARTS &/or FLOWERS'.


To begin I die cut the heart window from the white panel and then dry embossed the rainbow pattern.  Next i used Karin Markers and lots of water to colour the die cut heart.  The bunny was stamped, coloured and fussy-cut. To finish I added the stamped sentiment on oval die cut. 
Stamps:  Penny Black 'Lovable', Altenew sentiment. 
Embossing folder from discount craft store. 


 The prize for this challenge is as always, provided by our generous sponsor



If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented  DT at our blog. I hope you are inspired and have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)





Thursday, 2 February 2023

TIME OUT CHALLENGE #231 CASE the Designer

 Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for another  Time Out Challenge. This week we want you to CASE the Designer. 

'CASE' stands for Copy And Share Everything - but it's not about just copying a card. It's about getting inspiration from card-making friends and making a new card with our own twist.  We have chosen a gorgeous rainbow card created by Gina K and look forward to seeing how you are inspired.


Now I'll be honest, I find rainbow cards challenging - I'm not sure why, but I'm never really happy with how my cards look. However, I think I worked out how to make it more pleasing to my eye! I blended the colours with Distress Oxides and added Nuvo shimmer powder and then I die-cut all the flowers and mixed them up. I love how it turned out, although maybe I used too many. 
The dies are all from Spellbinders, designed by the uber talented Yana Smakula. 
The sentiment is from Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings. (tip: I have stamped and die-cut lots of these and keep in a tin, ready to be used).


The winner of our challenge will receive a $25 store credit from our wonderful sponsor - Gina K Designs and also be offered a Guest Design gig for a future challenge!



You can see more inspiration from the rest of our fabulous DT at the TIME OUT CHALLENGES blog. 
I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.


                              
 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)

                                                                



THE CARD CONCEPT #188 Floral Valentine

 Hello there Crafty Friends! It's time for another challenge at The Card concept. The theme is Floral Valentine and we have a beautiful photo to inspire your creativity.

I used the gorgeous Altenew Arch of Flowers set, which includes a Stamp, Stencil and Die. I used Altenew inks and Copic Markers to colour the flowers. The background is made with the Altenew Organic Linen Embossing Folder. To finish I added an elegant die-cut sentiment using a SSS die and framed it with a die-cut oval window. 

As you can see, I was inspired by the beautiful Tulips and colours to make a Layered CAS Card.

Remember, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colours, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 


I hope you'll visit The Card Concept Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created and will be inspired to play along in the challenge with us. 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge.


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)

                                            


Remember, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colours, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 


I hope you'll visit The Card Concept Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created and will be inspired to play along in the challenge with us. 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge.


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)

                                            



Saturday, 21 January 2023

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE (JAN '23 REMINDER)

 It's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we have more inspiration for you at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The challenge this month is...

'Anything Goes'
or
'SOMETHING NEW'

I used another 'new to me' stamp.

Another cute stamp set I received from my generous friend, Loll.  
Stamp: Penny Black Stamps Puptastic (Scooter)


You can see more inspiration from  our talented  GDT  and the rest of the team at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Time Out Challenge #230 Inspired by Words

  Hi there Crafty Friends. It's time for another challenge  at Time Out Challenges. This week we want you to be inspired by words ... "The single most important thing I've ever done with my life is to fall in love with you.~ Beth Pearson - This Is Us

I chose the words 'Love & With', but switched them around. 
I used a beautiful stamp set from our wonderful sponsor AALL Creates #189 Daisies and Others and made a fairly CAS card, with white embossing on a metallic card. 
The butterfly and sentiment stamps are from Penny Black Stamps and are coloured with Distress Oxide ink and Zig Marker.  The die is from The Greetery. The card-stock has a beautiful shimmer to it, which adds to the elegance.


AALL Create are kindly offering a Prize:  $20 Store Credit for the lucky winner.

You can see more inspiration from the rest of our fabulous DT at the TIME OUT CHALLENGES blog. 
I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.


                              
 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)

                                                                



The Card Concept #187A/B Winter Cocoa or Winter Snow

 Hi there Crafty Friends! It's time for the second challenge challenge of the month at The Card Concept

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

We are starting something new this year- the second challenge of every month, we are posting two challenge photos!  You can choose whichever photo you prefer, or you could create two separate cards, one for each photo! 


I was very inspired by the first photo  to make a Clean and Layered Card with patterned paper background, die-cuts and stamped elements. 
Stamps and dies: The Greetery Cozy Cup & Pine & Berry


   

Remember, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colours, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 


I hope you'll visit The Card Concept Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created and will be inspired to play along in the challenge with us. 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)
                                            

Saturday, 7 January 2023

Penny Black Saturday Challenge JAN '23

 Hey there! Welcome to the first Penny Black Saturday Challenge for 2023. 

Our theme this month is 'ANYTHING GOES or the optional twist 'SOMETHING NEW'.


I received this beautiful Penny Black stamp set, called 'Oh Deer' from a dear friend and I love the stylistic look.


The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor


Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.


                              
 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)