Friday 27 November 2020
Monday 23 November 2020
Friday 20 November 2020
Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Alphabet Challenges - we have reached the letter Q and Billie A has chosen - Use A Quote/Quotation. Please vist the blog to see the inspirational creations by the design team and for the details.
For my card, I created the background with three waterolour Mica paints. The stamps are Woodware Grasses, My Paper World - Grasses and from Elusive Images (Chocolate Baroque) the large Hope Quotation by Sydney Bremer. Have fun and please stay safe.
Thursday 19 November 2020
Hello, thanks for your visit. Today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz - Lynda has chosen #135 Cute Christmas . Please visit the blog for the details and to see the wonderful inspiration created by the design team.
For my card I have used a scallop edge round card. Using circle dies I created a silver mirri and blue sky with snow layers. The main image and sentiment are gorgeous stamps by Little Claire Designs (sadly, no longer in business). Coloured with Promarkers and DI Broken China. Stay safe.
Tuesday 17 November 2020
Hello everyone, I hope you are well and being able to continue life the best we can during these difficult days and weeks. Life isn't as we would prefer but we must continue with love and hope for better days. I find creating cards and taking part in the challenge blogs helps my mind focus on something relaxing and peaceul for the mind. Today at Cardz 4 Guyz we begin a new challenge =Pamela has chosen - #258 Thank you/Thanksgiving Please visit the blog for the details and to see the inspiration by the design team.
For my card, a simple black mat on a white card. I blended 3 DI's, sprayed Agean Sea ink spray over the card. Stamped and die cut the word 'Thanks' , stamped 'for being you'. Stamp and die by Crafters Companion. Added the 'Thanks' word with 3d dimensions. Randomly added 5 black gemstones.
Sunday 15 November 2020
Hello everyone, thanks for your visit. I hope you are well and staying safe from this dreadful virus. Today we are starting our next challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Tammy has chosen for us #134 Use A Stencil. Please visit the blog for details and to see the inspirational creations by the design team. I had great fun with this challenge, and yes I was challenged for I don't often use a stencil, I have loads, as you can imagine, but I rarely use them, so I say thanks to Tammy for the challenge. Amongst the box of stencils I have, I found this adorable small circle one, which if I remember was a free gift in a magazine but it was a long time ago, and I hadn't even taken it out of the sealed packet. I secured a square of white card to my work area, and with 2 in 1 glue I secured the stencil to the centre of the white card. I used DI Chipped Sapphire to colour the stencil. I had to be so gentle with the little prongs, more a stipple than a brush technique. I then die cut the stencil and placed it on a die cut circle of glittered silver card. Set onto a white sq card, on a square of the glittered silver card. A few crystal gems and a die cut sentiment added. I hope you like it, and you will be inspired to go and use a stencil.
Friday 13 November 2020
Hello, thanks for your visit, I hope all is well and you are enjoying your crafting. Today there is a new challenge at My Time To Craft, Meena has chosen - Good Luck. Please take a look at the blog for details and to see the inpiration from the design team.
For my card, I wanted to do something different, then I remembered about a die set I had, which being honest, it must have been in a bargain box for me to have bought it, thinking one day I will need a beetroot die!! As you do. Then on my personal inspiration site, I saw a card with a carrot and the sentiment, 'We're rooting for you'. Which reminded me of the beetroot, all I had to do was cut the pieces out and make a card. Job done. Stay safe.
Monday 9 November 2020
Hello, thanks for you visit, I hope you are well and coping in these difficult times. Today we begin a new challenge at Make My Monday - #135 Elegant Fall/Autumn. Please pop over to chck for details and to see the inspiration from the design team.
For my 6" card, I made the background stamping acorns with Memento Espresso Truffle, 2nd generation, to give the faded effect. Later I blended DI Frayed Burlap and later DI Gathered Twigs. The main stamp is by Woodware Stamps, Toadstool Ring (and Acorns). Coloured with Promarkers, added Glossy Accents on the acorns and some of the toadstool spots. I carefully ran a Black Promarker around the edge to complete the die cut circle. Hello from a die cut. Have fun and stay safe.
Friday 6 November 2020
I made my first Eclipse card to celebrate the P is for Party theme. I know it isn't perfect, but I have gained experience and will know how to cope with the challenges, the next time. The paper is from a pad from The Works, the letters from my large Die Alphabet, Candles from a long Do Craft Wooden stamp, and the cakes are from The Dieter - part of the Flippen Women Series.
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Thursday 5 November 2020
Hello everyone, I hope you are well, today we begin a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Dawn has chosen #134 Silver and /or Gold. Please pop over to the blog for details and to see the inspiration by the design team.
My card will be familiar to my regular visitors, for this is the third time, in a short time, that I have used the same stamp. All, however in different colours. There was the white stamp on a Navy background, followed by the gold stamp on a cream and gold card, and now for the third, Silver on black card with silver mirri card. The stamp is by Papermania. I used Wow! Silver Bells embossing powder to heat emboss on the black card. I have added crystal gems to each ornament with a few random additions. Sorry that the mirri is causing such dark shadows in the photo. Have fun, I hope you enjoy the challenge. Stay safe.
Tuesday 3 November 2020
Hello, thanks for your visit, it really does mean a lot to me. Today at Cardz 4 Guyz we begin a new challenge. Billie A has chosen for you #257 Birthday for an Adult Guy. Please pop to the blog to see the inspiration by the design team and for any further details of the challenge.
For my card, - early in November one of my grandsons, will be celebrating - ( I wish we were able) - his birthday. Thank goodness we will till have an active postal service, for this card is getting posted early to be sure he gets it for his birthday. He loves, art, steampunk and male fashion, so hopefully he will think this card is right for him and has ticked lots of boxes. The gentleman is from a Steampunk Kanban set of stamps, coloured with Promarkers. The other stamps are all in my Steampunk collection. I used a mask to provide the clock background, background paper and black card from my stash. The sentiment stamp is by Creative - Stamps for Men set. Stay safe and take care everyone.
Sunday 1 November 2020
Hello, thanks for your visit. I hope you are well. We in the UK are to start another national lockdown on Thursday 12 mn. I hope all is well wherever you are. Today we begin a new challenge for the month of November at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Debbie has chosen #118 Gold or Silver or Glitter. Please pop to the blog for details and of course to see the wonderful inspiration by the design team.
I made a 5 x 7 cream landscape card. Gold mirri card to mat two layers of cream card. Image stamped is by Papermania - Ornaments, embossed with gold EP. The greeting stamp from my stash was also embossed with gold EP. Gold gems added to each ornament. Please take care and be safe, happy crafting, it does help to ease the mind of stress.