Autumn days duplicity

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. The trees are getting colourful and the weather is changing so autumn is definitely here!

For the DT challenge this week the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #656 is Sheepski Designs. The theme this week is “Autumn/Halloween/”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

This week I chose to use my distress oxide inks and a Dylusions mica spray. I chose an image called “Duplicity” – for some reason I’m drawn to skulls and butterflies! I printed this image out twice so that I could decoupage a second layer for the rose and butterflies. The parts that are layered I gave also added the mica spray onto so that they stand out against the main image.

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

  • Digital image from Sheepski Designs
  • Distress Oxide inks (see above image for colours)
  • High tack glue
  • Silicone glue
  • Card base – 300gsm
  • Metallic card mat

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

Shopping in Yorkshire

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

shopping in yorkshire

The digital image I have chosen for this challenge is “Shopping in Yorkshire”. It has been coloured with Chameleon pens. I grounded the shopper and cut an apperture in the blue paper to frame the image. I mounted this onto aa kraft card base to draw out the brown paper bag that she is carrying in the image. Of course in Yorshire it would almost certainly be raining so her umbrella is out! I’ve added dots of glossy accents to the umbrella and also around her to try and emulate the rain.

Here is a summary of the materials:

  • 280gsm Kraft card 6″x6″ base
  • Chameleon pens (NG4, CH8, BK4, CG5, BV4, BL7, NU0, BR1, BL4, NU00, NU2)
  • Sheepski Designs “Shopping in Yorkshire” digital image
  • glossy accents

As always, I hope that you like the card and that this has inspired you to create something. It’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment.

Thank you.


TTCRD anything goes challenge – 29th June 2021

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

tulip vase


I coloured in the tulips with colouring pencils and added a little hint of distress ink around the edge of the topper that I cut along with the mat from torn edge squares. The mat I created from a brusho background on watercolour paper which I had created in the past on one of my making days. You crafters will know what I mean, we all have those days where we make far too many backgrounds and then did them out every so often when we rediscover them!

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

CRAFT challenge #548 – Weather

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsors this time is Sheepski Designs.

For this challenge I used Chameleon pens (PK4, BL4, BV2, BL2, WG3, NU2, PK3, YO2, RD4, YO3, VO2, NG4, BL3, YL2, GR1, GR2, YG3, OR3, OR4) plus Distress inks Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass.

I chose to carry this into the inside of the card.

I split the sentiment into two so that it would flow from the front into the inside of the card. I felt this flowed since it was on the inside of the card!

CRAFT challenge #527 – Christmas

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is Sheepski Designs.

I’ve used my Chameleon pens (BL2, VO2, BG3, NU1, NU00, NG4, VO4, PR4 and PK4) to colour this Sheepski Designs image. I cut the image out into a square topped and layered this onto a backing paper I had in my stash and then onto a white card which I had stamped “happy holidays” to form a border around the square. I love the simple effect that this can have and its so simple to do with the Tim Holtz/Tonic stamping plate. I added a bit of sparkle with the gold and clear star Sakura pens.

Dream Valley Challenge #209 – Autumn colours

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. A big thank you to Sheepski Designs for being our sponsor.

The image I’ve used is called “coffee break”. I printed the image into some white card and below the image I stamped the sentiment “Don’t let life ruffle your feathers”. Below this I lined up a die to give the pretty bottom to the topper. I cut this to make it a long section to fit onto the front of a 5×7 kraft card which I inked with some distress oxides. The same oxides I also used around the image to tone the white card I’d printed onto in with the inked base card and the coloured image. I chose some of my Chameleon pens (YO2, BR3, BR1, NU3, NG4, OR3, NU4, YO3, BR5, RD5, BR2, BR4, NU1 and NU00) to colour the image in tones of autumn.

I wanted to give some interest to the background of the card base as inked it just looked too plain. I had some leaves I’d previously cut and coloured in my stash so I inked these with the residual ink on the inkers and them I stuck them down and formed a more interesting background.

I’m entering this into Pammies Inky Pinkies #1936 challenge.

Dream Valley Challenge #203 – Only Boys Allowed

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge!

I love this gamer image from Sheepski Designs, our sponsor this time. So many men are gamers these days that would be an excellent digital image to add to you collection.

I coloured in the image with my chameleon pens and cut it out on my scan n cut machine. I stamped the sentiment from a stamp set I have in my stash and inked up the background behind it. The background paper I also added ink to and stamped with the second generation stamping technique so that the background was muted. I mounted the sentiment onto black card to make it stand out. The controller die cut I had in my stash and I just added some rubbing wax to it.