Saturday, 1 November 2014

#46 Christmas Candy

Here we are at the beginning of another month, it is November, how did that happen? For the challenge for the month at Sparkles Christmas Challenges we would like to see some Christmas Candy. Our US friends make more of the striped candy stick than we in the UK so it's nice to share our various traditions. Please pop over to see the DT projects which I am sure will please and inspire. For my card, I used a CD from Oh La La Creations called The Shawn Jenkins Collection. It's a simple matting and layering card, but nowadays with the cost of postage for cards with depth, it pays to have some flat cards. The bow is made from a template I bought at a craft event. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your Christmas Candy on the blog. Have fun. 

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Charmed I'm Sure

Another challenge at MTTC (My Time To Craft) , I am  still making Christmas cards, but for this challenge you can make any type of card/project you wish, all we ask, is to see a Charm added, as the title says 'Charmed I'm Sure' The Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you so please pop over to visit the blog. For my card, I was itching to use some new stamps I bought at a recent craft event, such a bargain, I know it's  last year's model, but I am so happy to have eventually bought them. This is the robin from a set by Katy Sue Designs called Tall Tails, I  coloured it with Promarkers. The background paper is from my stash. I added an angel charm to the ribbon. I hope your liking my DT card and we see you over on the blog. 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

For the One you Love

Hello again, for the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we are looking for a project,
  'For the One You Love'.  Please  pop over to the blog to see the fabulous inspiration from the team. I decided to make a masculine card, for the one I love. It's a fairly simple card to convey my message. I used a scalloped Kraft card. The background paper is from LOTV 'Father Knows Best' paper pad. Across the centre the panel consists of, a piece of Kraft card, a piece of card punched with a heart border. A piece of hessian (burlap), two hearts stamped from a My Sentiments Exactly set of stamps -  Be Mine. The sentiment was created on my computer, a button added. In opposite corners are two metal corner embellishments. I do hope you like my card, I look forward to visiting you over the next two weeks and wish you happy time ahead. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Use Your Metal

This week at Cardz 4 Guyz, Kim from the Design Team has asked us to 'Use Our Metal!' We can use anything we like as long as we include something which is metal. Please do pop over to the blog to see what the Design Team have used, they certainly have Used Their Metal. For my project another Happy Birthday card. The background papers are from LOTV Father Knows Best. The scripted panel was great fun, it is a piece of metal cut from a drinking can, flattened, embossed in an embossing folder. I added various splats of alcohol inks to colour the metal. The watch stamp, embossed with gold embossing powder,  is from Personal Impressions Steampunk  Frame and Watch stamps set. I also added a metal label frame, to hold the greeting. Looking forward to visiting your creations, have fun everyone. 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Something Spooky

The challenge for the next two weeks at Fantasy Stampers is ' Somthing Spooky'. The only thing we ask is please use some stamps, as long as they are stamps you have had to use ink to stamp them, digis are NOT allowed. Pop over to see the inspiration from the Design Team. For my card, the piece of paper I used for the background was one I prepared months ago, when I had a messy background paper making session, with spary paints and some stamping. In addition for the theme I have added a few spiders and a couple of bats. The top right bat is suspended with some folded acetate, he wobbles when the card is moved.  My stamps are a mixture, leaves from Sheena Douglass, skull unknown make bought from E Bay, the bats and pumpkin are by Tandastamps. Have fun everyone, I look forward to visiting your haunted mansions and creepy corridors. 


Fort the next week at My Time To Craft we would like to see a project for 'Hobbies'. I chose this artist's image from 'Fabulous Fellas' CD by Katy Sue Designs.  Painting is a generic hobby so this would be suitable for either a man or woman who dabbles with paintbrushes and a canvas. Please do po over to the blog to see the inspiration from the DT. Have a go, and have some fun. 

Friday, 24 October 2014

S is for Stitching

For the letter S at Alphabet Challenges  for the next two weeks our challenge is Stitching, this can be either real or faux. A good opportunity to show any items you have sewn, remember your project can be anything you have created. I made this vintage card for a recent class, the papers are from a Papermania paper pad Madame Payraud's. I drew stitch marks around each section to give the illusion the y were actually sewn together. It adds a little more interest to the card. The flowers were stamped onto red paper, the stamps from Sheena Douglas Flower Power stamp set. Have fun.