Thursday, 30 April 2015
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Happy Sunday all and hope you are enjoying a sunny crafty day.
Stamplorations: Vignette - Ever After
Clearly Besotted: Je T'aime, Baby Shower & Notebook die
(I didn't have an umbrella small enough so accented the card with red
hearts from the baby shower set & Doodlebug Twine)
My Favourite Things: On the diagonal stencil - tone on tone
to add little interest to the card base.
I've also linked this card up at the never-ending
Anything Goes Challenge at Stamplorations
Next up is to enter the Merry Monday Challenge
sorry ladies I missed last week as I couldn't find vintage
Then I found this little artpad from Lili of The Valley!
So I'm using one of their gorgeous images including a little dog.
He looks just like my own dog but mine has more black and white.
The sentiments are from Uniko Studio: Simply Said Christmas
and Peace on Each stamp sets
Design paper is American Crafts
Last one for today is a second entry to Inkspirational
where it's a space theme.
I couldn't resist inking up this 'Blast Off' set from Clearly Besotted
on a moon effect circle created with distress ink in faded jeans
then spritzed with water and perfect pearls to make a shimmer-effect.
I'd also like to link this up at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge
where it's Clean and Simple this week.
Ok, thanks as always for stopping by my blog
and I'll catch up with you again soon
Uniko Studio: Strike a Pose Set
TAWS: Face it - love this fun set (slightly coloured and glossed here)
Clearly Besotted: Happy Birthday sentiment set
Circle die from my stash to create the hole in the 'lens' to allow
the slightly 'glum' face to peep out!
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Morning all. Are you ready for the latest challenge from
Avery Elle: Count On It dies
Paper Smooches: Stitched Tag die
Hero Arts: Happy word die & birthday sentiment
A strip of design paper from Echo Park, plus twine and sprinkles from Doodlebug
My Dad's favourite pastime is watercolour painting of scenery mainly and
I'm hopeless at it but wanted to show my take on water-colouring!
I'd like to enter this over at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
where it's Clean and Simple
Next up it's a vertical tag
This adorable set (Lawn Fawn: Gleeful Gardens)
was one of my sneaky goodies I purchased at the NEC
and I think this is the first time I've inked it up.
Clearly Besotted: Rounded Tag
Uniko Studio: A Gift for You sentiment
Mama Elephant: Stitched Landscape Trio dies
Images coloured with Stabilo pens and glossy accents for added dimension
Last one ... I've used an almost camouflage embossed
tag to sit the flower on then a mini tag too
Clearly Besotted: Fresh Flowers (water-coloured with distress inks)
then die-cut with matching dies & sentiment from the same set
MFT Die-namics: Stitched border dies & Sentiment strips
I'd also like to enter this card at
Ok let's see what you come up with and remember to keep it
Clean and Simple with that lovely white space.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.
I'll be back tomorrow with the latest challenge
from AAA Cards so hope to catch you then.
Friday, 24 April 2015
Today I've a little nudge and reminder for the
Uniko Studio Challenge
The theme is - Things with Wings
and you have until 8am GMT on Friday 1st May to link up.
Here's my 'winged' card for you.
So my New Years resolution was to enter the Merry Monday
Christmas card challenge every week to alleviate the stress
of rapid Christmas card making in December.
Guess what ... I didn't enter last week!!!
Arrrgh! I couldn't find vintage Christmas in my stash!
So I've made one here instead ... am I forgiven?
Uniko Studio: Peace on Earth & Simply Said Christmas
Distress inks, sponged then splattered & flicked with water!
I'm hoping it looks like a winter night sky with snow at the base
Our talented Guest Designers for this month
have each produced a reminder card along with the Design Team
so please head across to the Uniko Studio Blog for full details
and how you can win some fabulous prizes.
Thanks as always for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow
with the latest challenge from Less is More
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Hello blog friends
Clearly Besotted: Standalone Dragonfly die
& sentiment from Say it In Style
Salty Ocean Distress Ink - sponged, spritzed & flicked
to create an ombre look - I hope!
As soon as I saw Marion's card at Muse I couldnt' wait
to find a little crafty time to join in. She often uses blues
and I just love these colours too. I've kept it fairly close
to her design just switched the butterfly for a dragonfly.
Ok I'm shutting down for tonight!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I'll see you tomorrow
hopefully as I've a card to share for Uniko Studio.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Here's my card using Altenew Hennah Elements coloured using a
water-colouring method with Distress Inks.
The background was created with a 'smooshing' technique
then spritzed and splashed with water for added detail!
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted: Spring Blooms set.
Monday, 20 April 2015
She makes some AMAZING cards and always leaves the
Mama Elephant: Pandamonium
MFT Die-Namics: Fishtail Flags Stax
My Favourite Things: Concentric Circles Stencil
Clearly Besotted: Sweet Little Sentiments
I've used my Panda stamps and sequins purchased at
Make the Day Special Stamp Store
plus I've used their Tic-Tac-Toe board from the April Challenge HERE
so I'm heading across there to link this card up too.
I've used Metal/Metallics: twine
Bling/Sequins & Feminine
Edit: Just casually floating round blogland and noticed
Virginia's View challenge is all about layers and dimensions
so I'm popping my card over there too.
Thanks as always for calling by and catch you soon.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Happy Sunday blog pals.
This one is to enter over at Inkspirational and those ladies have had
me tearing my hair out with this one!!! This is one TOUGH challenge.
I tried to use inspiration from the DT and fellow entries to the challenge
along with the photo of course but I didn't want to use Easter eggs.
Here's my thought process and tools used
Kraft coloured background to replicate the photo background colour
Bubbles stencil from Stamplorations instead of egg shaped - inked to resemble
duck-egg blue using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink also splattering in this colour
to show the markings on the 'eggs'. MFT Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle dies to cut a frame
rather than individual compartments in the photo.
Grrr! No focal point! I've gone with a butterfly ... it's got wings!
I think one of the eggs has a gold shimmer, hence the gold accents using
metallic twine (nest material perhaps) and Clearly Besotted Butterfly Duo
die-cut in card, vellum and gold glitter card.
The sentiment is from Uniko Studio: A Gift For You
'Just for You' Sandie as you 'nudged' me to enter this challenge.
I think this will have to go down as my longest post EVER!
Thanks so much if you've got here without a nap whilst reading.
I'd love your comments and thanks as always for stopping by my blog.
Off for a lie down now but catch you soon.