Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Altenew Happy Blooms get well card

Hello there and welcome to the last Addicted to Stamps and More of this year. To round the year off we are asking you to make your mark and join in with us.

in case you are new to us, for the make your mark challenges

" your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc"

I have run out of get well cards, and now that the winter weather is with us, I want to replenish my stock so I came up with this card.

I used the Altenew Happy Blooms stamps and dies and coloured them with Copic markers. 

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, and I also used their Canvas Impression Plate to add some texture.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Papertrey Ink My Favorite Things Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to the final ABC Christmas Challenge of the year. I hope that following along with our challenges throughout the year has been enjoyable and that you have a sizeable stash of cards to ease the rush we all feel at this time of year.

Our themes this time are

Y for your favourite thing
Z for zero embellishments

and as I am a Sound of Music fan and happened to have an NBUS stamp in my stash that just had to be used for a favourite things theme, so I came up with this card:-

The sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink and the packages were made with their Make a Wish dies.

I finished the card off by adding some holly sprigs, and I added some glaze to the berries to give some shine.

You can find information on how to join in with us over on our blog, along with some great inspiration from the Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

MFT Polar Pals Christmas card

Hi there and welcome to the final Christmas Challenge of the year over at Happy Little Stampers, and this time our fun twist is snow.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.


I came up with this card using the My Favorite Things Polar Pals stamps and dies which I was lucky enough to win at a Copic colouring class I attended. Thanks, Tracy -they are gorgeous and the seals with their winter woolies on just make me smile!

The seals were stamped, embossed, coloured and die cut and I cut the sea from a paper I made with Imagination Crafts Starlight paint. I cut it with the MFT Beach Scene Builder dies and then cut the mountains with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders, adding some snowy tops with glitter paper.

I inked a sky background and stamped the sentiment from the Happy Little Stampers Merry Kissmas stamp set.

I bet that like me, you still have some Christmas cards to make, so why not have a look at the inspiration the DT has to show you over on the HLS Blog.

I'd like to play along at

Double Trouble Challenge #16 - embossing and snow

International Art and Soul Challenge #47 - funny Christmas

Stamping Sensations December Challenge - winter sparkle

Challenge up your life #101 - winter animals

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Friday, 30 November 2018

MFT Funky Florals and Happy Little Stampers Hello Friend card

Hello everyone and welcome to the December challenge Happy Little Stampers and this time our fun twist is 'stencil'

I came up with this card

I used a stencil from MFT called Funky Florals, placed it onto watercolour paper and sprinkled Brushos over it before spraying with some water. You have to remove the stencil quickly ar the water gets under the stencil.

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Whimsical Friends stamp set and the sentiment panel is from MFT.

This is my last card for the Watercolour Challenge. I have decided to step down from the Team although I will stay on with the HLS Christmas Challenge so will still be in contact with my very talented Teamies over there!

I'd like to play along at

Cut it Up Challenges #162 - world hello day

The Sisterhood of Crafters - use stitched dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Art Impressions watering can thinking of you card

Hello everyone and welcome to Challenge #320 at Addicted to Stamps and more. This time it is out Photo Inspiration Challenge and we have this fabulous montage to get your creative juices flowing.

My eye was immediately drawn to the watering can picture so I came up with this card:-

I used a stamp set from Art Impressions and my Zig Real Brush markers. After stamping and colouring the watering can, I created a mask and then added the flowers and foliage by adding the colour directly to the stamps and spritzing water onto them before actually stamping the on the picture.

The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Thinking of You stamp set. 

I hope you are inspired by our pictures and will join us over in the ATSM gallery this time. You can also see more inspiration from my talented Teamies over there.

I'd like to play along at

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - square cards

Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by a song - I was inspired by the song Watering Can by Fivepenny Piece

Brown Sugar Challenge #284 - kindness or thankfulness

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

My Favorite Things Santa's Elves Christmas card

Hello there, and welcome to another Addicted to Stamps and More challenge. This time we are asking to see your holiday cards.

Well, the clock is really ticking now and I'm trying to get my Christmas cards finished off before the beginning of December so that I can enjoy all the pre-Christmas festivities to the full, knowing that my cards are all sorted. 

I bought the My Favorite Things Santa's Elves set at the end of last year after seeing so many gorgeous cards made with it. This cutie was stamped, coloured, and fussy cut before I discovered that I had also bought the matching dies - duh!

The sentiment is from the same set and the white background Cover Up is also from My Favorite Things.

I've now die cut several of Santa's Elves so I can whip up some last minute cards in no time. As always, you can find lots of inspiration over on the ATSM blog, and if you are going to join in with us this time, you can link up your card in the gallery.

I'd like to play along at

Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Christmas and seasonal holidays.

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge- Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #40 - anything Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Chloe's Filigree Snowflake Wreath Christmas card

Hello everyone and welcome to a special post where I am excited to be joining in again with my friend Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas celebration. Every day for 12 days, Kylie and a crafty friend are sharing a Christmas make, and you can join us to be in with a chance of winning a prize. 

Kylie is amazing and I'm convinced that in her world there are more than 24 hours in a day because of everything she manages to pack in. She is responsible for all the Happy Little Stampers Challenges, The Addicted to Stamping and Addicted to CAS Challenges as well as creating stamps, working and running craft retreats! 

I came up with this card

I used the Filigree Snowflake Wreath stamp from Stamps by Chloe embossed in white E/P,
and die cut some little snowflakes which I glittered. This is a really quick design that would be suitable for mass producing if you are behind with your Christmas cards.

Thanks so much, Kylie for inviting me to be part of your cards series again. If you have missed the series so far, you can catch up at Kylie is Addicted to Stamps.

I'd like to play along at

That's Crafty Challenge - winter wonderland

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #40 - anything Christmas goes

Stamping Sensations Challenge November - Get ready for Christmas

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #95 - embossing heat or dry

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


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