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Sunday, 13 September 2020

INTAAS Tic Tac Toe





The challenge this time, over at International Art and Soul, is Tic Tac Toe chosen by Jane.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I chose the middle row, horizontal, which is green, die and stencil. The die and stencil are both by Joanna Sheen. I made a mat of bright green card by Papermill and cut the fancy edge die in dark green Papermill card before adding it to the left side of the mat. I fixed the stencil to a piece of white paper and then used my Ranger ink pads to colour the flower and leaves. I cut it with a Spellbinder oval die and set it on a larger oval die cut in the dark green card. This was set to the right of the fancy edge. Three small green gems by Mei Flower were added to the top right, job done. My favourite colour and one of my favourite cards lately. lol

I think the photographs of my cards are getting worse. I've got a shadow across this one so I might have to investigate.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Sunday, 30 August 2020

INTAAS to include an animal





This challenge over at International Art and Soul is to 'include an animal' so come along and join us.

My card is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used a sheet of dark brown card, by Papermill, and embossed it with an embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion. I matted this on to some beige coloured foundation card by Sue Wilson. The image of the cat, by Barbara Gray, was stamped in Memento ink in cocoa. I cut it with a Spellbinder die. Before adding it to the centre of the card I used a length of baker's twine to lie under the cat as if it had been playing with it. I also stamped a very small image of a House Mouse before adding it to the bottom right corner. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Going Round in Circles
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Show us your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting.

Sunday, 16 August 2020

INTAAS - Inspired by a Book





Come and join us at International Art and Soul in our challenge theme of 'Inspired by a Book'.

I did wonder if the card was to be inspired by a book or whether it was me who had been inspired by a book. I chose to make a card that shows a book that always inspires me. lol I love poetry and have quite a few poetry books but I go back time and time again to this one. The list on the top right of the photo shows some of the poems that are in this book. The lower list shows poems that I have loved and recited for many years. Jennie Lee is a poem that my mother taught me when I was very young. I've never met anyone else who knows it, apart from my cousins who were taught it by their father, my mother's brother. It was written during the reign of Queen Victoria but we have no idea who wrote it and I've not been able to trace it in any book. If I have trouble getting to sleep at night instead of counting sheep I recite the poems in the lower list plus Vespers. By the time I'm on to the fifth or sixth poem I'm asleep. I'd better stop waffling and get on to the details of my card.

It's a 7x7 card by Craft UK. The red card is by Papermill and the teal foundation card is by Sue Wilson. After mounting the red on to the teal I cut out a die in the teal, I think the die may be a Sue Wilson die but I'm not 100% sure. The fancy border was added to the lower section of the mat. I photographed my book and then shrunk it down to a suitable size before fixing to a teal mat. I typed the list of poems and then cut them with two Spellbinder dies before setting at an angle to the right of the photo. I added Mei Flower turquoise pearls to each list. The final touch was an Inspire charm by Craft Box that was set to the top left, tied with a little string of turquoise beads, also by Craft Box.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Try  it on Tuesday - Words or Numbers
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes



Sunday, 2 August 2020

INTAAS Tea Party






This challenge theme over at International Art and Soul was set by me and is 'A Tea Party'.  Come along and join us at our tea party.

My card is a large 7x7 scalloped card by Craft UK. I used a sheet of paper from a freebie pack in a Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and cut it using a Spellbinder scalloped die. I used another larger scalloped die, again by Spellbinder, to cut a sheet of pale lemon card from Papermill. I matted the  teacup paper on to the lemon card. The image of the cake stand was a stamp, again a freebie. I've had this sheet of stamps for years, given free in a magazine years ago. I stamped it in Memento ink in cocoa and then coloured with my Promarkers before cutting with a scalloped oval Spellbinder die. I set it to the upper left and then using another of the freebie stamps I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment. This was cut with another oval scalloped Spellbinder die before being set at a slight angle to the lower right. I added three small lemon pearls by Mei Flower under the words.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thank you all for popping by, hope to see you again soon. 

Sunday, 19 July 2020

INTAAS Christmas card based on Christmas carol/Christmas song





A Christmas card based on a Christmas carol or Christmas song is the theme over at International Art and Soul so please come along and join us.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK, The white paper is embossed with a Crafter's Companion ambossalicious folder. I matted it on to silver card, from Hobbycraft, as the base mat. I've had the little Rudolph reindeer for a while and I'm not sure where it came from. I've got a feeling I got is a prize along with other charms. After sticking him to the centre of the card I used red Card Candi on some of the embossed dots, two of them were metallic just because I could. lol I generated the 'sentiment' in red on the computer before cutting with a Spellbinder die. I edged it with Distress Ink in Barn Door colour and then backed it on to a scalloped Spellbinder oval in red card from Papermill.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July
A Bit More to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July + a sentiment
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for no fuss
Christmas Craft Creations - Christmas Characters
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday, 5 July 2020

INTAAS - Tiny Things





Our challenge theme is 'Tiny Things' which could be fun, I thought, so come over and join us at International Art and Soul.

Oh my goodness, I think I'm getting too old to get my brain in gear with these challenges. I did think this would be fun but then couldn't think of anything tiny. lol I asked my son and daughter in law and they suggested an Alice in Wonderland design, which I had thought about and then discarded. I was making some Christmas cards last week, sitting in my craft room and after seeing the challenge theme under my nose I started to sing 'Twenty tiny fingers, twenty tiny toes' and that was IT. 

My 7x7 scalloped card blank is by Craft UK, surprise, surprise. The pale blue paper and the pale pink paper are from a pack that I've literally had for about fifteen years. I have no idea where I got it and who even designed/made it. I used Spellbinder dies to cut the blue scalloped square and pink oval. The 'Congratulations' is again from the same paper pack and was alongside lots of other sentiments on one sheet. I had thought of generating the word Twins on the computer and then thought people would know it was for twins so congratulations would work just as well. The tiny fingers and tiny toes are stickers that I bought from Create and Craft a loooong time ago.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - You're so Sweet
Dream Valley Challenges - All Occasions

Thank you all for visiting - please call again soon. 

Sunday, 21 June 2020

INTAAS Blue as Main Colour






Over at International Art and Soul our theme is 'Use blue as main colour' so come along and join us with your take on this challenge theme.

I'm not keen on blue so don't often choose to use it as my main colour, however, I persevered and eventually came up with this card. 

The card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used my under used Brushos in varying shades of blue on the white paper which I then matted on to bright blue card from Papermill. The border on the left is a Joanna Sheen die called Grace Lace and I cut it in pale blue card, again by Papermill. The star is also by Joanna Sheen and was cut in the same pale blue card. I used a Sakura blue glitter pen on the inside edge of the shooting stars to try and make it stand out a little. I'm not sure that it's made a difference. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with a Die
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes