15 September 2021

Snake Beach

 Hi Everyone here I am with my DT card for today, it's for the challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.

We will select two winners each of the weeks 
1 using QKR Stampede  or Eureka Stamps image
 and 1 using any image!

Anything Goes every 1st & 15th of the month

I had done this snake HERE but decided to do her again as I loved it so much, this is completely different, I think you'll agree. 

I print and cut her on the digital cutting machine, I made her pink with DI's, I thought she would be a little sunburnt at the beach? and heat embossed to give her a shine, (she's got lots of suntan cream on)? The dp background is one I've had a long time, I added a sun on which I did rays in gold pen and sparkle pen on the face of the sun. The snake had to have some friends at the beach so I added the star fish and crab dies. I placed the beach sentiment and my card was done. I have to admit she makes me smile.

  Image -  Momma Snake QKR 
inks - Distress inks overlaid with Spectrum Noir markers
background - PC Hugware
sentiment - Create with TLC
dies - Crab & Star Fish - First Edition Dies
gold glitter pen - Uniball
sparkle pen - Spectrum Noir

showing the shine of the embossing


06 September 2021

Lion King!

 Hi Everyone, I am slowly getting back into the run of things. Thank you for your many messages of support, I can't tell you how I have appreciated them.

Anyhow, I have a card today that I made during my down time, for our Great Great Nephew, who was one in August. He is a little Leo, so I decided to use a Disney Lion. I downloaded him amongst others, many years ago as freebie, from the Disney website. 

I couldn't think of anything to do at the time, so decided to case one of my own cards  here

I used the Silhouette to print and cut my images and shapes, including his name, at the time I needed quick and easy. I printed one layer of his name and added 3 white layers to offset as a shadow effect. The lion is 3 layers also, laid onto an oval shape, cut with the Cameo. The stars are 2 layers, the 1 is 3D'd. As is the star it's attached to. I embossed the background for a little texture. Everything placed onto gold mirror card. The only colouring on this are the edges of the stars. The sentiment was printed also and added to the bottom. Very simple, but as much as I could manage. 

lion - Disney image
name/number - KAagard alpha
paper/stars - Just So Scrappy
mirror card - stash
ef - Craftwell Modern Stripe


01 September 2021

Oyez!

 Hi Everyone, I have 3 DT cards today, this is for the challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.

We will select two winners each of the weeks 
1 using QKR Stampede  or Eureka Stamps image
 and 1 using any image!

Anything Goes every 1st & 15th of the month

I did this card for our son, who's birthday was in the middle of August, he doesn't like me reminding him of his age, I've told you before - BUT I HAVE To. I think it's funny. Bless him don't you feel sorry for him? 😄

I saw this image and to remind him he's getting on, I thought medieval would work! Well he loved the Game of Thrones, so thought it around the same period?  

I looked for a castle image in my files, such strange images I have and this popped up in the middle of lots of castle examples. Perfect I thought! We have lots of castles in Wales, however I couldn't find my photos of them without a lot of searching! I should have named them!  

I printed the background and the digi with the sentiment included, I used the medieval term of Oyez! I then painted it in DI's, which didn't go too well onto the card I used sadly, I think I got away with it though. Next I layered the whole image onto black card. Then some glaze, I love adding glaze to these images, the eyes are so expressive.

inks - Distress inks
glaze - Nuvo Crystal Glaze
castle -  Digital Scrapbooking at Pixelscrapper.
lots of other mixed dp for the road and grass

 

Natures Bounty TMR

 Hi Everyone, I have 3 DT cards today, this is for 


It's Nature's Bounty, so I decided to use stamps with some seeds/fruit of the season. At least stamps that I had! 

I coloured 2 pieces of card with DO's, one for the sentiment and one for the border on the card. I stamped the sentiment with black ink and fussy cut it out, then layered it onto black card and fussy cut it again. Next I stamped over the second coloured card with black ink and coloured the fruit with DI's. I loved the colours that came out with the DI's onto the DO's. I added gold mica powder to parts of the seeds/fruit and splattered it onto the rest of the card. I'm now thinking that perhaps I should also have splattered it onto the white card. I may do that. 

I added a car die cut of gold card and stamped a man's head onto the acetate window. The wheels are from black card. I thought it could be someone off for fun and to collect Natures Bounteous seeds/fruits of the season? OH! dear the way my mind works! 

All stamps and dies are freebies from SCP magazine
black ink - Stazon
inks - DO's Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed
inks - DI's - Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy,
 Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves, Pine Needles
mica powder - Rich Gold Pixie Powder 
acetate - Stix


the splatters of gold mica






Baking and sad news

    Hi Everyone, I have 3 DT cards today, this is for


Anything Goes but they MUST feature a critter

Whether Furry, Feathered, Fantasy, Fairytale, 
Scaly, or Insect, there must be a critter featured...
Announcement!
This is our last challenge!  After almost 5 years, we are closing our doors, 
unless someone wants to step forward and take over 2 Crafty Critter Crazies to keep it going.  If you are interested, email NanaConnie at 2craftycrittercrazies@gmail.com.  
The majority of the DT would love to stay on but for me, it's time for a change.  
We'll award the final prize between September 25 and September 30.

I wasn't too sure what to do with this wonderful Baking Mama Bear but I love the image, I decided to go fun when I found this sentiment, I think it suits her and it could have been I was thinking that day?

I coloured her in Distress inks, after printing her out onto a coloured background and including the pinafore and sentiment. I cut out the rectangle shape after colouring her and layered it onto black card as I did with the papers and the cupcake. I then glazed her eyes.

inks - Distress inks
sentiment - the web
 papers - Paper Garden Projects (Old papers)
glaze - Nuvo Crystal Glaze


17 August 2021

Hello

 Hi Everyone, you may be wondering why I'm not visiting your blogs, well we have had my SiL pass on and my brother finding it difficult to manage, both 85, I had to step in for a while. We have also had other difficult things going on and it has me stressed to the limit. This had me make a decision of not doing any crafty makes or computer things, however I had to post your comments and they have been so lovely. I really have appreciated your loyalty to my blog, even though I am not visiting you. My DT work, thankfully, is already done for a few weeks, so unless the Good Lord gives me a break, that's all I will be posting for a little while. I will be back visiting hopefully soon, but at the moment it is difficult to do more than I am able. 

Huge Hugs to you all and -





15 August 2021

Just Because

  Hi Everyone here I am with my DT card for today, it's for the challenge at QKR. Our challenge is on the 1st and 15th of every month, so you have 2 chances every month to enter the challenge.

We will select two winners each of the weeks 
1 using QKR Stampede  or Eureka Stamps image
 and 1 using any image!

Anything Goes every 1st & 15th of the month

My choice for my DT card today is this adorable bear, although he is named as a "Happy Puppy," I think he looks more like a bear! He said to me, "just because" with his cute expression, so that is what I used as a sentiment. I did a print and cut with my digital cutting machine and layered him after colouring with markers. He is the colour he is because of the limited amount of markers I have to shade. The paper was used to match him, layered onto brown card. A few sequins and some glazed eyes and tongue and he was ready to be sent. I had awful difficulty with taking the photo, not even my lightbox wanted to behave with this card. In the end it was laid flat on my desktop and I used the light from the window - on a dull day though. 

coloured with - Spectrum Noir Markers, onto mat photo paper
dp's - Shabby Princess (from 2005!)
sequins - stash
brown card - Dovercraft
glaze - Nuvo Crystal Glaze