Monday, July 7, 2014

Red, White and Blue at Crafty Bloggers Network


This month at Crafty Bloggers Network we are sponsored by Oak Pond Creations and I chose this image called Beach Crabs. I coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs and used a Spectrum Noir pen to colour some cardstock blue.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

We want to see your cards in the theme 'Red, White and Blue' so let's see what you come up with, and Happy Crafting!

Ger x



Saturday, July 5, 2014

Favourite Colours at Craft for the Craic


At Craft for the Craic this month we want to see your crafty creations using your favourite colours.

I would have said I don't have a favourite colour but when I decide to get inky it does seem to be the blues I reach for.  I used blues and greys distress inks, Artemio flourish stamps, a stencil, embossing paste with distress stain mixed through for colour, Craftwork Cards papers, flowers and sentiment, and splattered some blue distress ink on card before die cutting the leafy sprig.  I used Spellbinders Labels 22 to cut the little frame out of a scrap of card I had lying around the craft table.  A gem, sequins and ribbon finished the card off.

So, reach for your favourite colours and share what you've made this month over at Craft for the Craic

Ger x

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Summer or Flowers at Craft for the Craic


This month at Craft for the Craic we want to see what you've made with the theme Summer or Flowers.

Summer to me means long evenings and gorgeous sunsets, teenagers doing exams, off to college, first jobs - I'm hoping a Good Luck card will come in useful for some of those occasions.

I used two Tim Holtz stencils - Honeycomb and Rays, with Broken China and Wild Honey distress inks. The typewriter letters, die cut and twine are from Simon Says Stamp and papers are Papermania Orange Capsule Collection and My Mind's Eye 'Remarkable'.

Good Luck to everyone sitting exams and waiting for results!

Ger x

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network



This month at Crafty Bloggers Network we're having a Bingo challenge


Just choose a column and get crafting! We are sponsored this month by Stitchy Bear Stamps and I used their Fuschia Digital Stamp and Paper Pack to create the card, using Column C.  My reading glasses decided to hide themselves so don't examine the colouring too closely lol.

I hope you're all enjoying the Bank holiday weekend and that you'll find some time to craft and enter your creation at Crafty Bloggers Network

Ger x

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pink with Ribbon at Crafty Bloggers Network


Over at Crafty Bloggers Network the challenge this month is to use Pink and a Ribbon.

Our sponsor this month is Art by Miriam and I chose this image, Happy Mail.  I decided to make a Get Well card.  I coloured the image with copics and Spectrum Noirs and made a card from two Papermania Capsule collection die cuts.  I added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and speech bubble die, some pink ribbon, an EK Success border punch, some pearls and Papermania vintage notes flower and tag.

I hope you will enter your Pink with Ribbon cards this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Ger x

Friday, May 2, 2014

Something for a Baby at Craft for the Craic


At Craft for the Craic this month the challenge is Something for a Baby, and remember we love to see all types of crafts, not just papercrafting.

I made a Christening card for a baby girl, embossing some pink card with a docrafts dotty embossing folder and mounted it onto a square card.  I stamped the Lily of the Valley baby stamp onto a rectangle of white card with Hero Arts Bubble Gum shadow ink, using a 1" circle punch to 'bite' out the corners.  I added some lace, pink sheer ribbon tied in a bow, some pearls, a puffy heart and a glitzy gem.



Let's see what you're making for a baby this month over at Craft for the Craic!

Ger x

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wednesday Craft Club


At last night's craft club I brought along coloured card and patterned papers to create some cards inspired by a card set on Sarah Moerman's blog.  She has some very pretty card sets in that post.

Another Bank Holiday weekend on the horizon! So looking forward to it.

Don't forget to call back tomorrow when I'll have a card to show you for the new challenge at Craft for the Craic