Author Archives: Pippa

About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.

Heading for the beach

This month I outdid myself and managed to get an extra project done for Scribbles Designs. I love the combination of these two images and have used them before. In this version I decided to do a giant beach ball, … Continue reading

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Messing about on the river

This month’s image for the Progressive Challenge on the Art by Barb Facebook page makes a great summer birthday card for a young lad. What can be more fun than taking a good friend for a canoe trip on a … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 7 – Freebie Recipe Challenge

Today is the final day of the Christmas in July event at Catch the Bug. The final theme is Freebie Recipe Challenge. Create a project using the freebie following recipe Black, White or Kraft with a POP of colour and sparkle. … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 6 – Oldie But Goodie Colour Inspiration

Here we are with the penultimate challenge for this year’s Christmas in July event at Bugaboo. Today’s challenge is a colour inspiration. I confess I did opt to go for the obvious with my project but I am sure that … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 5 – Photo Inspiration and Make It Funny

 It’s the fifth day of the Bugaboo Christmas in July week of challenges and today is a photo inspiration for a funny card. I have chosen to feature Santa and a rather tangled up Rudolph, charging him with putting up … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 4 – New Release Bingo

Time is rattling on and it is day four already. This time there is a bingo card for you to have a go at using today’s new release Bear Stocking . For those of you not familiar with bingo challenges … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 3 – Anything But A Card

Day three already at Catch the Bug’s Christmas in July challenges and time to abandon cards for something else. I have made an A3 piece of wrapping paper to share with you. Materials used:    Bugaboo Digi Stamps –  Christmas Words … Continue reading

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Christmas In July Day 2 – Sketch

Time for the second of the fun Christmas in July challenges at Catch the Bug. Today  is a sketch for you to try.     Materials used: Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Ava and Deacon Christmas – HoHo acrylic greeting stamp … Continue reading

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Use Your Noodle To Doodle!

I guess I had better explain the strange title of this post. It’s time for a new challenge at Scribbles Designs and the theme is as above. With the fairly recent resurgence in doodling and zen tangling there are plenty … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Christmas In July Day 1 – Sparkle And Shine

 It’s here at last, the Bugaboo Christmas in July week of challenges. To get the ball rolling today’s challenge is, Sparkle and Shine. Create a project that sparkles and/or shines. Materials used:  Bugaboo Digi Stamps –  Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas Tree X-Press It … Continue reading

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