16 June, 2020

Crazy Circles Gnome Card

Hi Lovelies!

This challenge is doing double duty for The Paper Girls Challenge 


Arty Divas challenge.

The theme for TPG is circles and the image from sponsor Laurie Furnell was a cute gnome digi.

All I knew was that I wanted to stretch my Copic colouriing muscles again since I was feeling rusty and I felt the vibrancy would be perfect for a child.  Im not sure I like how pale the blue is on the gnome.  It bothers me a bit.  🤷 And let's not even discuss the beard! 🤦

What to do for the background, though?  If I used this project for TPG circles challenge I could pull out THIS bag of cats circles.  Recognize it?

It's from last year's Wonder Woman layout!  This one:

Since I printed the image out bigger than I expected, I went with a 5x7 card base.  The front ended up being 4.5 x 6.5 to allow for a contrasting mat.

I layered up some of the smaller circles and ran them through the sewing machine.  Using Permanent Glue Dots I adhered the back with all the thread to the stripey mat and I love using the same dots when using "fun foam".  I stick the adhesive side to the piece i'm popping up then it's easier to run Glue Dots all over the plain foam side.  They're far more reliable on foam than my dot roller I've discovered.

Lastly I die cut a fairly general sentiment which can be used for several occasions.

And I barely even made a dent in the baggie of circles!  I'm going to be reaching for them a lot, I think!


Lastly I do encourage you to enter a paper project at one or both Arty Divas and The Paper Girls!

Love and crazy circles!

03 June, 2020

Arty Divas Challenge 23 DT Project

Hi Lovelies!

Today is Challenge 23 at Arty Divas.  This is a FORTNIGHTLY "anything goes" (any type of project and any theme) challenge with a design team who makes projects showcasing the sponsor who often offers PRIZES!
This week's sponsor is Lee Holland Art
Online Shop -  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/leehollandart
The image we were given to work with was a pre-coloured one, and usually these are not the easiest thing for me to work with, but the minute I saw that cute little dragon I knew I wanted a soft ethereal cloud background.  I used some cloud dies by Lawn Fawn which I cut using scrap cardstock so I could do a blended cloud background with Distress Oxide Ink

I used a different cloud die to cut three from vellum which I machine stitched down.  This meant relying on my trusty Glue Dots to make sure the card front stuck securely to the card base.  

I fussy cut the little dragon and the printed sentiment.  The dragon was mounted on foam for some dimension and some clear shiny sequins (stuck with Mini and Micro Glue Dots of course) finished it off.
This will make a great card for a little girl I think!

Dragon Wishes

That's all from me today!  It was nice to make one that was quick to put together for a change!

Love and quick cardmaking!


01 June, 2020

Quilter's Vibe May Layout

Well hello there Lovelies!

Time for another QV and the inspo quite was chosen by Christy from Christy's Beautiful Life.  I'm sure I don't need to tell you what I think of it, right?  🤣🤣🤣

Daisie probably isn't playing this month.  She's a busy frontline worker for which we are extremely grateful.

Sara, Christy and I all made very different layouts.  This is one thing that's so fun about this series!  I've linked to all their YouTube channels below so please go see what they made too!

As I mentioned in my video, upon seeing this inspiration piece I thought of a beautiful quilt made for me by some online friends and some photos reminded me of Fitzy's predilection for sleeping fully or partly under a blanket.  I've wanted to document this strange habit of his for some time.  While the photo I used is one of the cutest examples, it doesn't totally illustrate the way he crawls under til he's in the middle of the bed.

I'm still trying to get the editing to be the way I want and I'm not fully there yet.  Since much of this layout required repetitive action, more than usual is on fast forward.

I ended up adding gems which I forgot to add in the process video and yes I still forgot to add the date! 🤦  I did show the process of fake "stitching" eleventy billion buttons to the page with Glue Dots!  Watch the video and see how!

YouTube Process Video

The journaling is in 2 spots so here it is if you want to read it:


Some of the embellie clusters and title:



 Little Purrito

Here are the links to the other girls' YouTube Channels:
Sara Scraps
Christy’s Beautiful Life
Daisie’s Scraps

Love and Quilty Vibes!