Love is in the air

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #652 is All Dressed Up (ADU). The theme this week is “Anniversary/Wedding”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I created a background on the base card just using gesso and on top of this added a backing paper which was again blue, but not what you would imagine of a sky. Under the hot air balloon I added some silver thread as well as every cloud has a silver lining.

The hot air balloon was coloured with pencils, but in vibrant colours, and I fussy cut it out so that it was floating in the sky.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from ADU
  • Pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Gesso
  • Silver thread
  • Blue patterned background paper

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Back to school

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #648 is Oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Back to school/Anything goes”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I die cut the note paper, added the image onto this. Then tore a strip of the print paper to the edge of the image and overlaid some gold star washi tape. All of this was edged with the gold paste. I also got out the sewing machine and ran around the edge of this topper I had built.

I created a background with distress ink and a stamp and cut this to add onto the base card. I ripped the print paper and went around the background print with some gold and stuck a square of this onto the background. On top of this I stuck 3 sides of the notepaper topper to make a pocket for the topper tag. Onto the topper tag I added a good luck die cut.

The paper clip I cut out of white card 4 times. Layered the 4 die cuts up to make it more sturdy and covered it with the gold elsewhere on the card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image from Oddball Art Co
  • Chameleon pens
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Edged tag die
  • Gold metallic paste
  • Die cut paper clip
  • Die cut note paper
  • Gold star washi tape
  • Black and white print paper
  • Circle dots stamp (indigo blu)

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Anything goes (and we all need Christmas cards!)

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #648 is Jan’s Digital Images. The theme this week is “Anything goes”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Pencil crayons
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Backing paper
  • Does

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Crazy friends

The sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi. Each week we invite you to join us at the Through the craft room door blog, the theme is always anything goes!

The background paper is a background I made with brusho (terracotta and gamboge) that I had in my stash. I chose to print onto this background and colour the image with watercolour pencils.

I cut the background to fit a 5×7” card and inked around the edge with Festive Berries Distress Oxide. The sentiment is one I picked up recently and absolutely love. So I stamped this is black pigment ink and heat embossed this with clear powder. I then mounted the topper image I had created onto a rose gold metallic mat. I also had some metallic bits on my desk which just filled the space nicely to complete the card.

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • 300gsm card base
  • Image “Quackers” from Dr Digi
  • Brusho (terracotta and Gamboge)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Metallic card and dots
  • Distress oxide ink (festive berries)

As always, I hope that you like the card. It’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

Debbie

Shaped card

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #646 is ADU. The theme this week is “Shaped Card”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The shape of my card on the surface appears to be a square, but it’s not just a square it’s an easel card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Pencil crayons
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Cloud stencil

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Graduation

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #644 is QKR Stampede. The theme this week is “Grafuation”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Chameleon pens
  • High tack glue
  • Gold star washi tape
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Wearing Spring Easel Card

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #643 is The Paper Shelter (TPS). The theme this week is “easel card”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I absolutely love this digital image and I’ve requested it a few times but until now have not been lucky enough to have it chosen for the DT image to use!

I also chose to learn how to make a new type of easel card that I have never made before. This one like other easels folds flat, but the stopper is a 3D bar which you can see here:

I layered up some of the image and also used some of the 2nd image I printed to add extra elements to the bar and inside.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Black doodle pen
  • High tack glue
  • Ruler
  • Score board
  • Guillotine
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Sleepy bear

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #642 is ADU. The theme this week is “Christmas”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I chose to do a simple card, but actually feel that it’s gorgeous as it is without the need for dressing it up with any embellishments! I simply used some coloured pencils for the scarf the sled and his ear, and an HB pencil and paper stub to give shade. I then matted this onto red and a pattered background paper on a white card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • HB pencil
  • Paper blending stub
  • Backing papers
  • Paper trimmer

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

Fathers Day

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #640 is Oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Male”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I chose to do a spotlight heart for this father’s Day card. The heart also symbolises the love I have for my dad. He’s so understated that this day is to celebrate him.

I cut a heart out of the image and coloured the heart in the colours of the camper van that mum and dad owned when I was younger. Around the camper I then added a pencil drop shadow as I wasn’t colouring the rest of the image. I also added some subtle stencilled hearts in the background. I then mounted the image onto an orange mat and onto a brown base card and added the heart back into the image on foam tape to raise the spotlight heart.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Heart Die
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Foam tape

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x

CRAFT 13th Birthday blog hop

Good Morning All and a very Happy 13th Birthday to us all here at CRAFT Challenge!!

This year we are 13 years old already and still going strong. Only one team member has been present from the start, Jo. Jo says ‘I have seen a lot of team members come and go over these 13 years, but all have been fabulous and very talented. I feel honoured to be working with such talented and lovely people. Even though my time is limited these days, I still love being part of this team.’

If you feel you would like to join our fabulous team, then just have a look at our DT Call page, which will inform you of any openings on the team. Or simply get in touch with us and let us know.

And now it’s time for our birthday celebrations. This week our challenge is

Birthday! (what else could it be?)

Anything that fits in with this subject, qualifies for entering this challenge.

There is a maximum of 1 entry per person for this challenge and as always it needs to be recent (new) work (so created and posted after this challenge has started). Although we love to see your work, it would put those contestants that put more than 1 entry in at an unfair advantage. The same limitation exists for the prizes to be won on the blogs of our DT members.

Please also turn word verification off as this makes leaving a comment on your lovely creations much easier. We will not leave a comment if you have word verification switched on.

Here is an alphabetical list of the fabulous sponsors for our Blog Hop, all loyal supporters of our challenge blog:

All Dressed Up

Crafty Sentiments

DRS Designs

Oddball Art Co

Sheepski Designs

Star Stampz

Sweet ‘n’ Sassy

The Cutting Café

Trimgym’s Digital Stamps, Papers and images

The rules this year are very simple:

1. Make a project for this challenge and we will put your entry in the random draw for the prize from Sweet n Sassy

2. Visit the blogs of our DT and enter their Linky or their comments if no Linky is in place to be put in the random draw for the prize on their blog.

3. As always, we will choose the Top 3 as we do every week and this week each Top 3 will win a prize too.

You should have come here from Brenda’s Blog and your next stop is Ginny’s Blog

The prize on this blog is 2 images from Sheepski Designs

Here is my card using ‘Butterfly hair’

Please enter your card in the linky below to be in with a chance to win this prize or leave a link in the comment box below.

Add your entry in the linky here