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Sunday, 18 February 2018

IAAS Use stuff you already own



The theme to challenge you this time at International Art and Soul is  a simple one - use stuff you already own.

My card blank is an 8x8 by Craft UK. The glitter backing paper is from a First Edition paper pad named Hideaway which I've had for years. The green card from Papermill was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder before being matted on to tan Papermill card. The Snipart birds and branch are both from Craft Box. The sentiments were freebie stamps from a magazine and then they were cut with Spellbinder dies. Three Mei Flower gems were added to the lower sentiment. I've had most of these items for years, apart from the Snipart which I've only had since November. My card is going to a friend who lived two doors away from me in my last house. I hope he likes it.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For a Friend
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting.






Sunday, 4 February 2018

International Art and Soul - Texture



 
This challenge theme  'Texture' was set by me and if you come over to International Art and /Soul you can join us and see what all my team mates have made.

First of all I must apologise for the image. My camera broke before I had the chance to take a photo so I had to use my mobile phone camera - not ideal. It's not as clear as it could be. I did try scanning it but that wasn't good either. 

My card blank is a scalloped 8x8 by Craft UK. I had already decided on another design but when I'd almost finished the separate elements I didn't like the card as I started to build it. I scrapped the idea and started again!

I bought the organza strips from Hobbycraft a couple of years ago because I loved the colours. I'm a sucker for green.I almost tore my hair out trying to make them stay where I wanted them. I did eventually manage it by securing them with double sided tape. I'd had a phase of winning digi images just before Christmas and this one was from Rick St Dennis. I coloured her with Promarkers and cut with a classic Spellbinder oval die matting it on to lime green card by Papermill and cut with the Spellbinder scalloped die. I set her across the organza strips on raised pads. A brass charm by Craft Box was tucked slightly under the image to the right. Three green gems were set in top right corner. I generated the sentiment on the computer, matted it on to green card after cutting both with scalloped dies. I raised it on pads and set to the left of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Cards
Simon  Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Digi  Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite Colour


Thursday, 1 February 2018

MAWTT Love - Wedding, Valentine, Anniversary, etc.

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Please come over to Moving Along with the Times and join us for the challenge theme of Love - this can include Valentines, Engagements, Weddings and Anniversaries. This challenge theme was set by Jackie Trinder.

My card blank is a 6 x 6 by Craft UK. I used freebie stamps from a magazine to make the background. The heart and flower were stamped in Cocoa Distress Ink. The other two stamps, the large heart and the word Anniversary were also freebies and I stamped these and heat embossed them in red. I matted the white sheet on to bright red card, from Papermill, before setting on to the card blank. Quite simple but I think, and hope, it looks quite effective.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Sunday, 21 January 2018

IAAS Do Something Digital



 

This challenge theme is to Do Something Digital and was set by Josephine. Please come over to International Art and Soul and join us.

My card blank is by Craft UK. I printed a sheet of  free digital paper from lianascrap.com and matted it on to bright orange card from Papermill. This was the background for the digital image that I won a few weeks ago from Lacy Sunshine. I coloured the travelling hobos with my Promarkers and used the colours that were in the background paper. After colouring I tore round the image because a neat die cut wouldn't have looked right. lol I edged the torn image with a Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and centre it on the mat. I printed the sentiment on my computer and tore that out too, edging it with ink before adding to a scrap of torn digital paper, in the same colours but a different pattern to the background mat. I raised it on pads and set to the right of the image. The three 'gems' top left are from a set I bought in America a good few years ago and up till now had never used any of them. I'd bought them because I hadn't seen any brown ones at that time and because they were different textures I was drawn to them.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Color Inspiration - Anything Goes if it's coloured by myself/yourself
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Add a sentiment
Sunny Day Crafting - C is for Color it
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2Crafty Critter Crazies - Must have critter
A Perfect time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Must contain Animal




Sunday, 7 January 2018

International Art and Soul - WOW




 
International Art and Soul have the theme of White on White for this current challenge so come along and join us and show us what you can do.

I'm afraid my mojo had gone walk about while I was on holiday and my card isn't the best. I really struggled to get this one made and usually I love this theme. My card blank is an 8x8 scalloped by Crafts UK. The white sheet was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder. The top border, bird, birdcage and  fancy shape top left were all cut with Spellbinder dies. I used white pearlescent card for the diecuts but unfortunately it's a different colour white and it offends my eye! The big dazzler in the centre of the fancy shape looks creamy yellow here but doesn't look quite so bad in real life. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes with Dies/Punches
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Moving Along with the Times - Flowers



At Moving Along with the Times the theme this week is 'Flowers' and was chosen by Beckie. A good choice to start the New Year.

I won this digi a few weeks ago and it's by Lacy Sunshine. I had fun this morning colouring this little kitty and I finished the card in next to no time - I think my mojo is returning after being on holiday for a few weeks. lol

My card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK and the pink card is by Papermill. After colouring kitty with my Promarkers I used two Spellbinder dies to cut the image and the pink base. I centred her in the middle of the card and then used my Spellbinder dies again to cut four corners in pink. The only addition then was the sentiment which was a magazine freebie, stamped in Rangers pink and then cut with more Spellbinder dies. I raised the sentiment on pads and set it to the right of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critters - Anything Goes with a Critter
A perfect time to craft - Anything Goes
Animal Friends - New beginning with an animal
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an animal
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes







Thursday, 21 December 2017

MAWTT Anything but a card






This challenge is to make anything but a card so I recycled a box for a friend. Come along to Moving Along with the Times and see what everyone else has made. Teams A and B are both playing along so there's lots to enjoy.

I buy quite a lot of Craft Box boxes that are full of mixed media items each month. When I empty the boxes they are perfect for recycling as they are sturdy boxes with a magnetic clasp on the front flap. This one happens to be bright pink so I continued the colour theme with my additions to the lid. I prefer to leave the rest of the box plain. The flower paper is from a pad that I've had for ages and I think it was by Stephanie Weightman. I cut the section that I wanted and fitted it to the lid. The top edge was quite plain so I decided to use a Spellbinder die to make a fancy border. I used a pink pearlescent card and the border die was from the Parisian set I believe. The wooden letters were from The Range and I painted them in pale pink acrylic paint before setting them at an angle across the plain section of the paper. Some of my Craft Box goodies came into play again and I added a section of Snipart circles/bubbles under the name. Two cabochons picturing roses were added to the design and the last embellishment was a 'diamond' butterfly that I won in a Facebook competition a while ago. I really loved the box myself and if my name had been Karen I wouldn't have wanted to part with it!! lol

I lined it with pink tissue paper and filled it with gifts for a supermarket worker who had been very kind to me over the past few years. I was due to move house and out of the area so would not be travelling to that supermarket any longer. I wanted to thank her for her kindness and she was thrilled and touched to receive it.

I'm entering my box into the following challenges:


I'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for a wonderful New Year.