Thursday, 4 February 2016
Come over to Moving Along with the Times and join us in this week's challenge, the theme set by Judith of 'Things with Wings'. There's plenty of scope there for your creative juices to get working. I started off with a bird at first and then changed to butterflies - they always seem happier to me! lol
I used a small square card from Craft UK and used bright blue card as a mat but where I got this card from I have no idea. I can't ever remember buying it. The little butterflies, cut in various colours with a Martha Stewart punch, were randomly placed around the Lili of the Valley sentiment. I matted the sentiment on to a gold scalloped circle cut with a Spellbinders die. The border of flowers is a Memory box die and after cutting it in white I coloured it with my Promarkers.
I'm hoping that my eyes will stay open long enough for me to enter into some challenges. I've typed this post all in one go so you can tell that my eyes have improved remarkably. I had a larger dose in my injections at the beginning of January and it's made a big difference - I've even noticed it myself. Thank you all for your kind wishes and I will get round to visiting you all soon, I hope.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Punches and/or Dies
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Moving Along with the Times was set by Jessie and is Spots and Dots. I love using spots and dots so this theme suited me down to the ground. Come along and join us.
I used a card blank by Joanna Sheen and the yellow card is by Papermill. I used Spellbinder dies to make the fancy edge and the circles for the sentiment. The stencil is by Paperartsy and I used Distress Inks in various colours for the dots, I had fun with this. lol The sentiment 'Get Well Soon' was in gold peel offs (aaagh, first time for years that I've used these). This card has already been sent to a good friend who had a major heart operation.
All the best for the year ahead and thank you so much for staying with me when my posts have been thin on the ground.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Claire has set the theme this week over at Moving Along with the Times and she chose 'Give Thanks'. This will cover Thanksgiving in the US and thanks for any other reason. I chose to make a 'thank you for being my friend' card.
The scalloped card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I used a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder to emboss the background sheet of white paper. The Friendship sentiment is a stamp from Bee Crafty. After stamping I cut with a Spellbinders die and raised it as the focal point of the card. I used some Wild Orchid Craft flowers to add to the edge of the sentiment. The leaves are from various dies. The little thank you sentiment was typed on the computer and cut with another, smaller, Spellbinders die.
I'm going to attempt to add to some challenges, if my eyes stay open long enough!
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
IncyWincyDesigns - Tic Tac Toe - Flowers, Free, Girly
Simon Says Stamp - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Well, I've managed a few but will have to stop now. Thanks for visiting.
Thursday, 29 October 2015
My card blank is a large square by Joanna Sheen. I got my Brushos out again, as you can see. It's only the second time I've used them but I was quite happy with the outcome. The tree stamp is from Bee Crafty and I stamped it in Memento ink before cutting with a Spellbinders circle nestie and edging with Distress Ink. I used a Bee Crafty Inkable stencil of a large leaf and sprayed around the leaf image in Brushos greens and browns. I found the quote on the internet and after printing I edged that in Distress Ink and added a Recollections rhinestone to the corner. Job done!
My eyes are definitely better than they were but I still cannot cope with using the computer very long, watching television or reading. I suppose I'll have to get used to living with it. Thanks for calling by.
I'm going to attempt to link to some challenges so here goes:
Cuttlebug Mania: Trees
Shopping our Stash: Go Paperless
Through the Craft Room Door: - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Boots: Autumn and Halloween
Crafty Cardmakers: Autumn Colours
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Autumn
Thursday, 1 October 2015
This is my card for the challenge over at Moving long with the Times, why not come along and join us?
The large scalloped card is by Craft UK. I used my Brushos that I bought at Ally Pally for the background, just because I was dying to have a go with them. The Poppy fairy stamp is by Joanna Sheen and I coloured her with my Promarkers and a Sakura diamond gelly roll pen for the wings. After cutting with a large Spellbinders oval die the edge was coloured with Barn Door Distress Ink. The sentiment is also an Ally Pally buy, from Bee Crafty and cut with a scalloped oval die.
I'm still not able to enter challenges as my eyes don't allow me to be on the computer for more than a few minutes at a time. I have to have a break during this post. Thank you for visiting and hope to see you all again soon.
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Moving Along With the Times challenge. The theme is Feature an animal - the cuter the better.
One of my sons breeds Staffordshire Bull Terriers and a few days ago he sent me photos of the latest litter of pups. I chose the photo of the brindle one to print and make my card. The card blank is by Craft UK. I backed it on to brown card and set it as the focal point on the mat of First Edition Hideaway green paper which was also matted on to the brown Papermill card. The only additions were the name of the breed and some little gold paw prints and one little gold heart. These were all taken from a creative craft sticker sheet by Sawley Fine Arts Ltd.
A simple card but with a very cute image for anyone who loves staffies as much as we do.
Please come and visit again. I hope to be back here soon.
Thursday, 2 July 2015
The theme this week, over at Moving Along with the Times, is 'Baby, Baby'. Please come along and join us. It is Wendy's turn to host this week and she is also taking over the challenge blog from Hazel (Didos). All the best for the future, Hazel and the same goes to Wendy.
My card blank is by Joanna Sheen and all the blue card is by Papermill. The blue lace is by Papermania and the blue pearls by Queen and Co. I embossed a panel of pale blue card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and matted it on to dark blue card before setting it over the dark blue lace. It's raised, as is the lower mat, and it looks very effective. It's taken me quite a few days to get this card finished because my eyes haven't been too good, again, but I'm pleased with the result. It'll be going to my friends as their daughter gave birth to identical twin boys just over a week ago.