Saturday, 9 December 2017

Christmas Moose card (Bugaboo image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

This is my last Christmas card for the day. I used a Tim Holtz winter tree stencil to create this background with my oxide ink then splashed some watered down paint for a snowy effect. The snow border dies are from Lawn Fawn and the gorgeous moose image is from Bugaboo.





I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Christmas plus a sentiment
Card Mania - Christmas
Catch the Bug - Day 6 - colour combo
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes 
Create & Inspire - anything goes 
Creative Inspirations - winter/Christmas
Cute Card Thursday -  anything goes
Deep Ocean - Santa Claus is coming to town 
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo image used) 
Love to Scrap - winter wonderland
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - icy inspiration
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

XOX Lucy

A snowman and penguin cuddle at Christmas (Bugaboo image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I've gone Bugaboo crazy at the moment hey hehe. I love their Christmas images so I'm trying to win some more by joining in their special challenge week. This is another of their images. Sorry my photos don't seem to be turning out as bright as usual, I'll have to fix that.




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Day 4 - Bingo - traditional Xmas colours, free, Bugaboo image
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Create & Inspire -  anything goes 
Creative Inspirations - winter/Christmas 
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes 
Deep Ocean - Santa Claus is coming to town 
Double D challenges - red and white with optional pop of green
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo image used) 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - icy inspiration

I hope you enjoy the weekend,

XOX Lucy

3 Squares Christmas card (Bugaboo Stamps image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Another fun Bugaboo card, I love how easy it is to make a cute but simple card with their images.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Day 5 - Humour me, make us laugh
Christmas with the Cuties - Santa Claus is coming to town
Creative Inspirations - winter/Christmas 
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Deep Ocean - Santa Claus is coming to town 
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo image used) 

Enjoy the weekend, 

XOX Lucy

Rudolph squares Christmas card (Bugaboo image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Another quick post as I'm trying to get these posted before the Bugaboo 7 day challenge is up in 2 hours! I love this set of images by Bugaboo.





I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Christmas plus a sentiment 
Catch the Bug - Day 7 Photo challenge - inspired by the colours red and green
CCC Digi Creations - spots and/or stripes (used a sponsor's image)
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes  
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Create & Inspire - anything goes  
Creative Inspirations - winter/Christmas 
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes 
Deep Ocean - Santa Claus is coming to town 
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (Bugaboo image used) 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 

Enjoy the weekend, thanks so much for dropping by,

XOX Lucy

Jaxon's Snowman Christmas tag (Bugaboo image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here's a tag I created for one of my son's friends to go with a little present. The image is from Bugaboo.





I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Day 3 - gift it
Deep Ocean - Santa Claus is coming to town 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - icy inspiration
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - gift it - tag

Have a great day, thanks so much for dropping by,

XOX Lucy

Snowman and Penguin Christmas card (Bugaboo image)

Hi Crafty Friends,

I hope you've all been well since I last posted a month ago. I don't think I've ever been so long in between posts but sometimes life gets so busy doesn't it? I have soooo many cards that I've created but just not had time to post so I'm going to make my posts super quick so I can share them with you over the next few days/weeks. 

I made this background with Oxide Ink, spraying water and then splashing paint on it. The snow in the image is Nuvo drops. The gorgeous image is from Bugaboo




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Christmas plus a sentiment 
Catch the Bug - Day 1 - Merry and bright
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes  
Creative Inspirations - winter/Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes 
Deep Ocean - Santa Claus is coming to town
Little Miss Muffet -  anything goes (Bugaboo image used)
Love to Scrap - winter wonderland
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - icy inspiration

Enjoy the weekend,

XOX Lucy

Thursday, 9 November 2017

A table card tutorial for Jo's Scrap Shack (Little Blue Button Stamps images)

Hi everyone,

I won a Guest Designer spot at Jo's Scrap Shack and Jo suggested a tutorial to go along with it. I've made a couple of these shaped cards in the past and never showed how to create it so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to show Jo's crafty friends and mine how to make one of these cards.

It's one of my favourite shaped cards - A lady by the name of Katie K first gave me the idea after I saw her icecream stand card tutorial. I call it a table card but if there's a real name for it I'd love to know.

I have a lot of photos rather than writing as I think it's easier to follow but feel free to comment or email me if my instructions aren't easy to understand and I'll be happy to try and make them clearer. Here's my finished card (below) so you know what it is I'm doing the tutorial on, I used gorgeous girlies from Little Blue Button Stamps:



This was so much fun to create, I also paper pieced all of their dresses.

So here's how to create your own table card:












Once this shaped card has been created you can go ahead and decorate it with anything you like! Here are close ups of my card:







If you create one of these from my tutorial I would really love to see it so please email me or comment sending me a link to your blog post :)

This is my third table card so here's a couple of links to see the others for more ideas on decorating: a cupcake stand card and Love hearts for sale card.  I'm hoping to create and Christmas one soon.

Thank you again to my lovely blog friend Jo for asking me to be a guest designer, I have loved it!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Bingo - Flowers, patterned paper, pink plus sentiment
Brown Sugar - Breast Cancer awareness/pink
Card Mania - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - remember remember the challenge for November
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional Beartastic  
Crafty Creations -  anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious -  anything goes with option use silver and blue
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Creative Inspirations -  sparkle
Creative Ladybirds -  anything goes 
Cute as a Button - anything goes with optional Thanksgiving theme 
Digi Choosday - anything goes w44 
Inspiration Destination - anything goes 
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Let's Craft & Create -  anything goes with option of fall colours/thankful
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Little Miss Muffet -  anything goes
Not Just Cards -  anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies -  anything goes
The Paper Shelter - a card for a child
Polkadoodles - anything goes w44
Ribbon Girl -  November card challenge
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Have a great day, I really hope one of you might try this card style, I'm excited to see!

XOX Lucy