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Thursday, 19 July 2018

MAWTT Wild Animal





Join us at Moving Along with the Times to show us your project with the theme 'Wild Animals'.

My card blank is 8x8 by Craft UK. I used a Clarity stencil on a piece of lime green Papermill card, colouring the reeds and moon with Distress Inks. A piece of dark green Papermill card was laid alongside it and then matted on to dark green card as the background to the image. The image came from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew CD and I set it at an angle across the background card. Using more of the dark green card I used Spellbinder dies to cut leaves which I added to the top and bottom. I also used the Sheena Douglas stencil from Crafter's Companion to make more leaves which I coloured with Distress Inks before fussy cutting and adding to the top right and bottom right.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything Goes with a critter
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an animal
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Always with an animal
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Morgans ArtWorld - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon.



Sunday, 8 July 2018

IAAS Summer Fun





Jeanette set the challenge theme of 'Summer Fun' over at International Art and Soul. Come along and join in with the fun.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The turquoise backing paper is from a DCWV Glitzy Brights Stack and by jove it is glitzy. I used four of the Fun in the Sun stamps from an Inkadinkadoo stamp plate and stamped them in Memento ink. I used Rangers Distress Inks in yellow, green and blue for the sand, sun, sky and sea before cutting it with a Spellbinders die.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Through the Purple Haze - Marine (I hope my boat is enough)
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Summertime is Here
The House that Stamps Built - The Great Outdoors
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - The Great Outdoors
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting. I hope you all have a great summer. 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

IAAS Art Nouveau




Art Nouveau is the theme for this challenge at International Art and Soul and it was set by Jane. Please pop over and see what the Design Team have made - and maybe join us?

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The image is taken from an Art Nouveau book that Eric bought for me many years ago. It has a CD enclosed and I'm allowed to use each image a total of ten times. Well, there are hundreds of images in the book and on the CD and I've only used two images so far, this is my third. The book is Art Nouveau Designs by The Pepin Press, Agile Rabbit Editions. After printing the image I cut it with a Spellbinders classic die and edged with Distress Ink. I used a piece of green Mirri card matted on to Sue Wilson's cinnamon foundation card as the mat for the image. Using more of the cinnamon card I used Joanna Sheen's Art Nouveau mirror corner dies which set off the image beautifully.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thursday, 21 June 2018

MAWTT June Blooms




Come along to Moving Along with the Times and join us in this challenge of  'June Blooms'. The theme was set by Judith.

I started with a 7x7 card blank by Craft UK and then made a mat of silver grey card and lilac paper for the background. Before fixing to the card blank I wrapped a strip of purple ribbon close to the bottom and two purple gem brads to the top corners.

I've had the image coloured for quite a while and it was perfect for this challenge so I cut it out with a Spellbinders die. I liked the simplicity of it but then decided it needed a sentiment. This is the perfect quote for this theme and it's from a set of quote stamps by PaperArtsy. I stamped it in lilac and cut with a scalloped Spellbinders die before edging with lilac Distress Ink and raising it on pads at the side of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes



Sunday, 10 June 2018

IAAS Sentiment as focal point



Christine set the theme of 'Use the sentiment as the focal point'. Come over to International Art and Soul and join us, we'd love to see your makes.

I used an 8x8 Craft UK card blank. A sheet of white paper was embossed with the Tied Together embossing folder by Couture Creations. After embossing it was matted on to red Papermill card before fixing to the base card blank. I used the large size XCut heart die to cut the centre heart and the smallest XCut die for the small heart in the corner - both in red Papermill card. I've had the sentiment saved on my computer for some time and decided to use it for this card. I printed it in red ink and cut with a Spellbinders die before setting it against the centre red heart. Red gems from Hobbycraft were added to the lower edge of the sentiment and down the left side of the embossed sheet.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us - Love you cards
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Rhinestones and/or Pearls
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Sunday, 27 May 2018

IAAS Not square or oblong




This challenge was set by Jennie and I'm sure you'll enjoy joining in with us over at International Art and Soul, all we ask is that you don't make the usual square or oblong card.

I coloured the image of 'Fancy Free' by Barb over at Stitchybear Digital Stamps. I've had it for quite a few years so I'm not sure if it'll still be available. Anyway, I love her, and I coloured her with my Promarkers before cutting it with a large classic oval Spellbinders die. I used an A3 sheet of pearlescent pink to cut the Spellbinders large scalloped oval as the base card. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and after I'd fussy cut it out I coloured the edge with a Sakura glitter pen and then backed it with pearlescent pink card.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Digital Image
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and thank you so much for any comments.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

MAWTT Black and White plus 1 colour





Jessie chose this challenge theme over at Moving Along with the Times so come and join us with 'Black and white and one other colour'.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The image is from Joanna Sheen's CD 'Dancing with Shadows'. I printed the image and then mounted it on orange and black card. The orange card is by Papermill and the black is by Craft Unlimited. The patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad Black and White by The Paper Cellar. The paper was matted on to orange and black card and the image was set to the top left of the mat. A strip of black and pearl gems, from Poundland, was placed across the bottom of the card and the sentiment was matted on to black card and set on raised pads to the right of the image. One small black gem was set at the bottom of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting.