Sunday, 21 September 2014

Birthday Card for a Male

Hello again, welcome back. For the next two weeks at CD Sunday Challenges we would like to see a Birthday Card for a Male. At one time thee was so little to choose from other than mostly sport type cards for men. Thank goodness there is now a much bigger variety available. My OH, and I suspect he is not alone, enjoys a good glass or red wine, along with a divine cheese board with all trimmings. I found this wonderful image on a Joanna Sheene produced CD - the artist being Janet Kruskamp.I decoupaged the chef with all of his balanced goods.  There is such a wide variety available on this CD. Please do pop and check out the inspiration provided by the Design Team and remember you must use something if not everything from a CD. Have fun, I again look forward to visiting your blog. 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Fantasy at MTTC

It's Fantasy this week at My Time To  Craft , the Design Team have had a fabulous time, so please pop over to the blog to check out the amazing inspiration of the Fantasy world. For my card, I chose from my stamps, this adorable Mermaid - Annabel the Mermaid by Crafty Sentiments, she is so cute. The rock, bubbles and seaweeds are from the same company. The little fishes are from a Sheena Douglass set of Underwater stamps. The greeting stamp is from Kanban Crafts - Sugar Buttons set. I coloured the sea with DI Broken China and Faded Jeans, both as a water colour and blended from the ink pad with Cut and Dry around the edges. Remainder was coloured with Promarkers. Finally matted onto some highly polished mirri card.  Have fun in your Fantasy world, I look forward to visiting to see your creation. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Anything Goes

For the next two weeks at Ruby's Rainbow we are hoping to be busy, busy, because we the challenge is ANYTHING GOES, Yes, you can do whatever you like, as long as it is a hand crafted item made by you. Have fun. I am looking forward to the amazing creations over the next few weeks. For my creation I printed the above design from a Janet Kruskamp CD produced by Joanne Sheene. It is a perfect CD for Anything Goes, there is so much variety to choos from. I adore this form of fashion. I only added a few small embellishments for I wanted the eye to remain on the dress. A strip of adhesive lace, a few pink pearls, a sprinkle of Crystal glitter Glamour Dust. Enjoy when creating.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

#185 Colour with Sketch

Hi everyone, this week at Try Stamping on a Tuesday we have our sketch and a colour theme for you.

Theme Colours to use are YELLOW, ORANGE AND BROWN
I used papers from my Halloween box of paper and cards, I have had them a few years so am not sure of the source of the scrapbook papers. I edged them all with Vintage Photo DI. The stamp I used is from a set by Hobby Art - Woodland Scene. I water coloured the stem of the toadstool, and used Promarkers for the remainder, apart from a few areas on the top of the toadstool where I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add some glitter. I look forward to visiting you over the next two weeks. Have fun everyone, enjoy your double challenge, I and the remainder of the team did, please pop and see their wonderful  inspirational cards. 

No Patterned Paper

Hi everyone, this week at Cardz 4 Guyz Helen has chosen for the theme 'No Patterned/Designer Paper'. An opportunity to get out your inks, embossing folders, making a mess, if needed creating your own backgrounds or once again going clean and simple. I saw a technique on You Tube I wanted to try, it has partially worked but not as great a success as I hoped for. I adhered 3 strips of aluminium tape to a piece of white card, I smeared my Cuttelbug folder with Black Soot ink, embossed the prepared card, Most of the ink came off in the drying process. I don't think I'll be trying it again.
Materials used -
White, red and black card stock.  Aluminium tape (DIY) Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, ribbon and black gems. The stamp is from a very old set from Tandastamps, stamped onto red card with Memento Black in pad.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Things With Wings

Here we are again at Sparkles Forum monthly challenge - our theme this month being Things With Wings. Such a variety available to you, with this theme. I recently made this card for my class, which of course fits in perfectly with the challenge. I used a 5.75 white card. Embossed with large Swiss Dots a panel which  I then used a Spellbinder scalloped die to create the aperture. Pretty LOTV designer paper added below the aperture. Dimensional pads added to raise the panel. Prepared butterlies added to the card. The butterflies were stamped onto vellum using Versamark, white detailed embossing powder then heated. Butterlies then cut out and added to the card with silicone.
Stamps used ;- Tattered Butterflies from Lyndsay Mason, a La blanche foam butterfly, the smallest butterfly from Elusive Images. Here is a close up of the largest of the butterlies.
Many thanks to our sponsors this month
The Winner will receiver Marianne Designs 2 Dies or 1 Die & 1 stamp

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Boo! Oh! I just love Halloween. Spooky! Ghouls! Witches! I love the colours, the whole thing. I know I'm grown up and shouldn't be so excited but Hey it's this type of wonderment which keeps the mind young. This week at My Time To Craft it was my turn to choose the theme, being the time of year we are going to see lots of Halloween projects, so I thought, Why Not!? Let us be among the first. It's fun. I was inspired to make this card by one I saw on Pinterest though I have obviously changed a lot in the design. The background has been embossed with a swirly pattern using Black Wow! embossing powder, as has the witch and around the edges of the added panel. . Unfortunately the shimmer and glittery look doesn't show in the picture. Strips of green, orange and black papers, green fibre,  shiny green and black ribbon and a green gingham bow  all added to enhance. The greeting was computer generated. have you spotted the bat in the top right corner, stamped in black onto orange card.? The swirly stamps are from Creative Expressions, the witch and bat are by Tandastamps. I am so much looking forward to seeing all of the forthcoming projects for Halloween. I am sure you will all have fun who venture into the scary world of ghosts and ghouls. He! He! He!