Inspired by a film

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge I’m sure you can guess the film that inspired this card in seconds.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #632 is oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Inspired by a film”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I coloured this image with pencils, not sure why but I’ve got a thing about pencils at the moment! I then die cut the image and a further layer using what I believe are crafters companion dies (though feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!) and mounted them onto some contrasting blue backing paper and glued the layers onto my base card.

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

  • Digital image
  • Backing paper from my stash
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Dies
  • Card base – 300gsm

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

Debbie x


The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #626 is Oddball and the theme is Love/valentines. 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:

  • White 5×7” 300gsm scalloped edge base card
  • Digital image
  • Chameleon pens
  • Die cut sentiment
  • Distress oxide ink
  • Backing paper

I coloured this cute little giraffe with my chameleon pens. I wanted to show that a card for love could be for the birth of a child. Love is all around us.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment. X

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 15th June 2021

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

I made this backing paper using one of the flowers from the Oddball Art whimsical flower collection which has so many flowers in it. When there are large collections it’s sometimes hard to choose, but there are so many ways to use the images. I decided that just replicating and rotating one digital image and using distress inks to make a backing paper would be a different idea and went with that.

I hope to see your creations. Thank you for stopping by!

CRAFT challenge #572 – Halloween, Autumn or Thanksgiving.

We are having a…….

Design Team Call

If you would like to be part of our fun, friendly team then check out the details below. You don’t have to have any previous DT experience so if you fancy ‘getting your feet wet’ just get in touch here

We are looking for several permanent designers who like the rest of us are committed crafters. All we ask is that you commit to producing one project a week, following the themes and using any freebies that our generous sponsors provide. You will need to have a blog to share your creations and advertise the challenge to coincide with the time the challenge goes live. We also ask that you comment on allocated entries to the challenge – this is a great way to get inspiration for your own crafting. It’s that simple!

So now to this weeks spooky card for Trimmies Craft Challenge using cute and creepy house from our sponsor this time is Oddball Art Co.

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 9th September 2020

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD). Our sponsor this time is Oddball Art.

big eyed mad hatter

This image was great fun to colour! I used my Chameleon pens and then found some distress inks which coordinated to make a background. The block stamp I’ve used in the background is one with a clock which I felt was appropriate and fitted with the mad hatter theme.

I hope you’ll join out challenge thank you for looking x

CRAFT challenge #522 – Christmas

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Oddball Art.

Cute but mischievous comes to mind! Reminds me of my eldest daughter!! I love this sentiment.

She’s coloured with Chameleon pens. The background of the topper is tinted with broken china distress ink and layered onto a background I made with cosmic shimmer powders on black card. I die cut a snowflake flurry which I’ve also added to the card from glitter card. To cut this out I used some parchment paper so that the die cut released more easily and this fell onto the card giving a subtle reflection of the glitter die cut so I decided to stick this onto the card as well!

Hope you like it!

#506 CRAFT challenge – spring/Easter

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is Oddball Art.

The flowers are coming out and it’s getting closer to Easter, so this weeks theme seems fitting!

I’ve chosen to make my card in the theme of Spring with a fitting image of a girl sitting out on the grass among the flowers and creatures.

I wanted to use a slightly different shaped card this week as it’s sometimes good to do something a little different. She is coloured with Chameleon pens. The colours seemed to fit a background I’d created with inks and spritzers and a stencil a while back (it’s amazing how as a crafter you just know sometimes that you have a perfect background in your stash).

The background with the honeycomb then led me to using a hexagon for the stopper piece inside the card to hold the card front in place when it’s standing. Upon this I included a sentiment (also from Oddball Art). To sit either side of the hexagon sentiment I used two flowers which I’d got already stamped, cut and coloured in my stash.

I hope you like it.