ATG challenge for Through the Craft Room Door

Hello my friends and yes it is another challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door, pop over and see what the DT have been creating for the post.

We are sponsored by DRS Designs and this week I have created a card using two images Happy Bee and Bee Cause You’re Special.

As you can see with the image being digital I used and resized the single bee and put the Bees around the sentiment. When I initially printed this out, twice in different sizes, I used my printer paper. I have recently changed printer paper and this one is so good, it took my alcohol inks that I was using to test some colours so I actually didn’t bother printing onto craft branded printer paper and used this.

I have only used 3 colours to colour in the image and when finished the image was cut to 7×7 inches to use on an 8×8 inch base card. The image was mounted onto black card and then mounted onto paper from Dreamees in their pack called Sunny Days. I do have a Bee one of theirs but I wanted to use this one. I then decided to use up some small MDF bows, again by Dreamees. I coloured the bows with some unbranded metallic markers which I really like for MDF and decided to use the remnants of glossy accents to fill the bows in, this made the metallic marker bleed but it makes for a good look as it happens. I then finished the design off with some gems, in the bows and on the sentiment.

Yes I am pretty happy with how this has turned out. I hope you will like it too.

See you soon.

Through the Craft Room Door ATG Challenge – 16th August 2022- Sponsored by Sheepski Designs

Hello and welcome to a bumper post from me this week for our new challenge at Through the Craft Room Door

I decided to use all three images for the post, all from our sponsor Sheepski Designs so I hope you enjoy what I have created.

The first image is called Jade. I do like the girls that Andrea from Sheepskin creates and this one is no exception. I started with colouring my image using unbranded coloured pencils, found in a box. I have so much paper here that I decided that I needed to use it. I found my colouring pages and there one one which had Paris written all over it. I knew this was perfect for what I had in mind so I coloured the page in with alcohol markers and mounted it onto an 8×8 card. There was a little piece left over which I thought would look good on the background of the design.

I used a piece of card from my stash which I cut to 7×7 and then a specialist marker paper which I cut to 6.5×6.5 – I stick the Paris strip along the top with a slight gap. On another piece of the marker paper I stamped an image from a Rare Earth set “Paris” and coloured with markers and cut out to mount on the bottom right of the card. Once I had done this I cut around my image of Jade and placed her on the left.

I like how this card has turned out and I am pleased that I found a unique background to use.

Jade by Sheepski Designs

My second image is Cornflowers. Again I simply coloured the design in using the unbranded coloured pencils and fussy cut the design. I wanted a wallpaper look an I found this paper in amongst my stash. It was then I decided to make this a get well card as I found some sentiments I had already stamped up. A simply made card 7×7 inches

Cornflowers by Sheepski Designs

My final image is this lovely gnome image called Giant Mushroom.

This is another design which I used the coloured pencils on and I like the effect that they have had on the image. I do like this lovely Gnome couple and I had a sentiment printed from another another sponsor (that I cannot remember now) and I knew it was perfect. Again I have used a 7X7 card and a sheet of cardstock from my stash, and have cut around the design. It didn’t need anymore than that.

Giant Mushroom by Sheepski Designs

I hope that you have enjoyed this bumper post this week and will pop over to our challenge to see what everyone has been up to.

Take care and I will see you soon! (I am planning to update my blog much more!!)

Through the Craft Room Door ATG challenge – 19th July 2022

Hello there lovely friends and I hope that this post finds you all safe, well and in good spirits.

This week the ATG for TTCRD are proud to be sponsored by JMC designs. I have used an image which I purchased myself – Lady Bea and I have used paper which I had with the image when I bought it. Again by JMC designs.

This card was very simple to make and put together. I stamped the main image and some of the smaller stamps onto dedicated alcohol ink paper and proceeded to colour them in using a mix of alcohol markers that I have here. I then cut them all out.

I used one A4 sheet of the paper and covered an 8×8 card blank. With what was left I used a piece of black card stock which was in my cut offs selection and which fitted the card black and mounted the rest of the paper left onto that. I mounted the main Lady Bea image onto this and the sentiment an then placed all the other elements randomly on the card.So bright and cheerful and I hope that I can send it to someone in the future.

So please head on over to TTCRD and have a look at what the lovely Design Team have made using these fabulous images from JMC designs

TTCRD challenge blog 21st June sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps

Hello and welcome to another post for the Through the Craft Room Door challenge blog (TTCRD) which is sponsored this time by All Dressed Up

For this challenge I have used the image Little Scottie Dog.

Little Scottie Dog

I printed the image to A5 size and then coloured the image in before trimming.

The image is coloured using a few different brands of alcohol markers and some fine liners. To add a little more dimension I have used some green pearls and some green glitter just to make a feature of the flowers.

Once this was finished I trimmed around the image (I just do it until it looks tidy) and then I mounted on some green card trimming it using gaps on the paper trimmer so it makes it small and even.

The base card is 7×7 and I used some 12×12 heavyweight paper that I found in my stash with lovely bones on it and some doggy related words which you may just be able to make out on the image. What was left of the paper I set aside. I mounted my image a little offset and then made some rosettes from the left over paper just to add a little more dimension.

I am pleased with the final result and I really hope that you like this weeks make.

To see more makes from the DT please visit Through the Craft Room Door and if you are a crafter why don’t you come and take our challenge, we would love to see you.

Much love and see you soon


TTCRD DT blog post – May 24th 2022

I am so embarrassed that I have not been able to post for a while but simply life got in the way and I didn’t realise by how much life had got in the way. I am back now and blogging the project for this month.

This time we are sponsored by DRS Designs and I have used Violet Teacup and Birthday Wishes to make my card.

I have started a colouring class online and even though I have just begun it already my colouring seems much better and I am very happy the way this particular colouring look now that I have finished it. I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens and also some Ink Lily ones, here and there. (I have had the Ink Lily ones a long time and I have to say I am not exactly impressed by them so I will use them up and go back to Spectrum Noir).

The background paper is some from my stash (which I am intending to use up as much of as I can). It seemed to suit the design and I really wanted something with a hint of yellow as I felt hello would look nicer). Apart from that I have kept it very simple in design.

Thank you for stopping by and you can see what the rest of the DT have made if you follow the link TTCRD challenge

Lots of love