Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Shaker Card

Hello, thanks for your visit to my blog. Today begins a new
challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.   Amy has chosen a special type of card.
A Shaker Card
If your unsure You Tube have lots of clear, useful videos.
Please check out the super creations from the DT on the blog.
I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest to make my card.
The guitar is an embroided item which a friend gave me some time ago, 
proof once again why we as crafters should keep all bits in our stash, 
for they will in time be used. 
The largest star is mirri card, punched with a Fiskars scissor punch.
The smaller stars are stamped and gold heat embossed - stamps by 
Crafters Companion - Urban Graffiti and sentiment - Street Wise
Gold gems, smaller crystal gems and blue seed beads added .
Have fun, I certainly did, it's simply ages since I made a Shaker card. 

Friday, 22 July 2016

K is for Kindness

Hi everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we are starting a new
two weekly challenge over at Alphabet Challenges. 
Please pop over to see the Design Team's inspiration for you.
The challenge is K is for KINDNESS.
I have made a Thinking of you card,  there is always Get Well, 
Sorry your poorly, Thank you, many ways to express Kindness.
I have again blended TH Distress Inks to create the background.
Shaded Lilac, Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio, don't they
all have wonderful imaginiative names?
I had firstly heat embossed the stamp - Garden Poems from Penny Black.
using a detailed white Embossing powder, I then blended the inks.
This of course, is known as the  Resist Technique. 
The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

No Patterned Paper

Hello,  it is the start of a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.
For the next two weeks we would like to see your creations with
The Design Team have come up with some interesting and varied cards.
Please pop over to see their creations. 
I always love making backgrounds, especially with TH Distress Inks.
The background has been blended with Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade
and Spiced Marmalade. 
The floral stamp is Flying Stars - an old wooden favourite from Penny Black.
Heat embossed with white detail Embossing Powder. 
Technique is known as Resist Stamping.
Greeting from Crafter's Companion, ribbon and card candi added. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Fun In The Sun (Recipe)

Hello, welcome to my blog. 
Today is the first day for the next two weeks for our new challenge at
Ruby's Rainbow,  ---    Fun In The Sun   ----which is combined 
with  the following recipe.
You are allowed only the 3 named elements on your project.
1 is One Image only,
2 isTWO papers only.
3 is for THREE embellishments only. 
Have fun everyone, the DT have enjoyed the challenge, please
pop over to the blog for more details and to check out the creations. 
For my card, maybe simpler than my normal, but I enjoyed the 
contraints of the challenge. 
White scallop card, the background papers are from Papermania, -
Garden Party pack, cut into four squares.
The image is Annabel  - Upside Down - LOTV.
Coloured with Promarkers
Three silk flowers and a greeting from my stash. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Make Us Smile

Hi everyone, welcome once again to my blog. Please don't be shy,
 according to the statistics, I have on average 12 visits per post, 
but only a few comments, which are most appreciated. Don't be shy, say Hi. 
Today we are asking you at Cardz 4 Guyz to 
Make Us Smile.
Please check out the blog to see the DT's creations. 
For my card, some may feel it is a little risque but here goes.
An anniversary card made from a Flippen Families CD by La Pashe. 
Who doesn't know of this scene from Ghost? An iconic scene
with a little sense of humour added. I do hope it makes you smile. 
Thanks for your visit. 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Sentimental (as focal point)

Hello, thanks for your visit. Today sees the start of a new challenge
at  Make My Monday.  MMM
Design Team member Fliss has chosen for us
(Any sentiment which must be the focal point of the card/project)
Please pop over to check out the details and to see the 
wonderful creations from the Design Team. 


For my card, I have a 6" square white scallop edge card, I know 
I do use them a lot, but they are my favourite cards.
Each level is matted onto black card stock. 
White levels were embossed with Christmas Vines  E.F. from Craft Concepts.
The embossed pieces of card were then rubbed over with 
Gold Metallic Wax Patina
The sentiment is by Sheena Douglass from Only Words - Through The Rain
Butterflies from Kraftyhands CD - Butterlies Botanical. 
Gems from stash. 

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Clean and Simple

Hello, welcome to my blog, I do appreciate you took the time to visit.
Today is the start of a two weekly challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
We are a STAMPING blog, you are required to actually use a stamp.
The new challenge is Clean and Simple.
Please pop over to the blog to check out the details and to see the
super entries from the Design Team.
For my card, I know at first glance it does look as if I have spent
some time zentangling the images, but no, truth is these are the actual stamps
from Dare 2 B Artsy - Butterflies and Flowers.
I have added more black in certain areas with a Micron pen, but this was a
very quick and easy card to make. 
Have fun - I hope you enjoy the challenge.