Saturday, 29 July 2017

Eiffel Tower

Hi everyone.
Today's card uses one of my favourite colours - I chose a piece of dp for my background, coloured a paper doyley with DOX inks, added a flower with a pearl centre, and an Eiffel Tower which I cut with my Cameo.
Challenges -

Paper Creator - anything goes
Scrapbook Boutique - colours from the moodboard

Friday, 28 July 2017

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone.
Another card to add today, as I have spent a few hours 'playing' in my craft room!

I have followed the sketch at Stamplorations, and also used warm colours - well you can't get much warmer than red!! The flowers are from a Stamplorations set, the words from a Paperbabe set, and all stamped with Versafine 'satin red' I added some washi tape, some white crochet cotton and 3 red gems. Then rounded the top corners and attached to a red card base.

Challenges -
                                         Stamplorations - July challenge
                                          Stamplorations - never ending challenge
                                     Rubberdance - July Challenge

Thanks for visiting and have a great week

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Black, white and pink

Hi everyone.

Today's card uses a NBUS stamp which I bought at Michael's whilst I was in Canada visiting my daughter. I stamped with Memento 'tuxedo black' onto a snippet that I had diecut with stitched rectangles from Stamplorations. I  embossed the black piece with my cuttlebug, mounted onto a white base card, and added a pretty pink flower.

Challenges - Pixie's Crafty Workshop # 291/292
                      Double D Challenges - Black and white and pop of colour
                     Cuttlebugmania - I included a bike
                     Southern Girls - flower power

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Best wishes

Hi everyone.

Today's card is one I made for my sister's birthday. I found the instructions online, but forgot to save the site, so I cannot give credit to the designer. It is basically a step card, and the folds were marked on my Scorpal. I layered each section with a pattern paper on white, and then added a diecut scalloped oval and a patterned paper one and then added the message and the flower

Challenges - Scorpal #39 - diecuts
                     CardzTV - anything goes

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Lavender & Lace

Hi everyone.

Today's card is for the challenge at Allsorts Challenge blog. I created a 'dox' background and multiple stamped with one of the first stamps that I ever bought. It is called Lavender Flowers, by an Australian company - Paper Pleasure Plus Pty Ltd - a company that is no longer active. I attached some narrow broderie anglaise lace olong the edge and added a bow to the stems.
I will also add it to the Stamping Sensations challenge which is 'anything with flowers'

Have a great week

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tissue technique

The challenge this week at CASmixup is for tissue, stamping, and your choice.
I have used a piece of my tissue coloured with brusho's, crumpled. and then embossed the higher 'bits' with gold embossing powder.
I trimmed a piece and edged it with gold, and adhered it with 'jac' paper.
I stamped the message and embossed with bright gold ep. and then attached a butterfly embellishment which is my choice

Friday, 14 July 2017

Sail Away!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
I am hunkered down in my craft room, trying to keep warm,  with the heater on and a blanket over my knees - we are experiencing very cold winds, and snow in many parts of the country.

Today's card was inspired by the subject of 'aqua' at Paper Artsy. I remembered that I had this piece of card that I had played around with some aqua paint, so I die cut 2 pieces and layered them to make my sea. I highlighted the edges with a white Sharpie. The yacht was diecut from some textured white card, and the sky was sponged with an un-named ink pad. I added some clouds with the same ink pad,  and the seagulls and message were stamped with Memento tuxedo black.
Challenges -
Paper Artsy #9- aqua
Penny Black and More - for the boys
Happy Little Stamper - anything goes with dies
Pixie's crafty workshop #289/290- using snippets (the yacht)
Cards4Guys #173 -beside the sea

Thanks for visiting, and I appreciate any comments

Friday, 7 July 2017

pretty pastels

Hi everyone, sorry I have been absent for a few days.

My card today has a background made with distress oxides swiped on with a credit card. The stamps are new ones that I have just recieved from Angelique, so this is the first outing. I diecut the snippet of green so the fairy was not suspended in the air! It matches the green di a lot better IRL!
challenges -

  Pixies crafty workshop
One Crazy Stamper - a/g
Crafts Galore encore - a/g
 Double D - pastels

Thanks for visiting and have a great week