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Sunday, 16 September 2018

IAAS The Natural World





Come along and join us at International Art and Soul and show us what you can do with the theme of 'The Natural World'.

My card blank is by Craft UK and the background paper I've had printed and in my 'green drawer' for months but I can't remember where I got it from, sorry. It's green Mirri card down the left and the image was also matted on to Mirri card but in a silvery bronze colour. The image was from the Jayne Netley Mayhew CD from Joanna Sheen. The little green pearls were from Hobbycraft. The large gem in the corner of the image is by Recollections and I bought them in Michael's in Florida.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a critter
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, I hope you visit again soon.


Thursday, 13 September 2018

MAWTT Add ribbon





This week it's Jenny's turn for Team B of Moving Along with the Times to show what they can do with her theme of Use ribbon. 

We're being sponsored for this so come along and show us what you can do and see if you can win a super prize from Crafty Ribbons.

I used a large 8x8 square card blank by Craft UK. I then embossed white paper with an embossing folder showing buttons and matted it on to bright red card from Papermill. Three patterned red ribbons were set across the top of the card and these were all from my last visit to America. A Hobbycraft wooden embellishment of a mannequin was set to the bottom edge of the card. I generated the sentiment on the computer before cutting it out and backing it with red card to set at an angle to the right.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ribbon and/or Lace
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Girlie

Sunday, 2 September 2018

IAAS Recycle/use item not craft related





I had picked up four rocks on the beach in August last year. I'd just moved up here and had taken Lily for her first walk on the beach. They had a lovely feel and I did have the idea of painting them - then what happens this year? Everyone in the crafting world is picking up rocks to paint, making them into animals, flowers, etc. and hiding them in the countryside again. I decided I wanted to spray paint them as I thought they would make beautiful ornaments. I sprayed them first with acrylic paints and then with a metallic spray. That's when I stopped and they were lying on my desk while I got back into my card making. Yesterday I decided to finish them and so they've been sealed and once dry will be ready. Come along and join us at International Art and Soul and show us what you can do. 

I'm entering my rocks into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you all again.





Sunday, 19 August 2018

IAAS Marine, Ocean or Sea





This challenge theme was set by Susie and she wants to see 'Marine, Ocean or Sea' on your makes so please come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My card is a 7x7 card blank by Craft UK. The pale blue card was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossing folder before matting on to bright turquoise card as the mat. The card is by Papermill. An image from the internet of the underwater ocean was set at an angle across the top left of the mat. The image of the turtle came from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew CD and after printing this was also set at an angle across the bottom right. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and it was fussy cut and then edged with bright blue Distress Ink. It was fixed to the bottom of a bow die (I think made by Memory Box but I'm not sure). In the bottom left corner I used some John Lewis gold pebbles, to represent sand, and some shells by Beachcomber. Job done,

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Moving Along with the Times - Texture




Come over to MAWTT and join in with the theme that I set - Texture. I decided to move away from a card for this challenge and decorate an MDF heart from The Works.

I painted the background with Imagination Crafts metallic paint. When it was dry I used a Joanna Sheen stencil with embossing paste to create lots of texture across the bottom of the heart and before it was dry I added Glamour Dust to make it glitter. Using Craft Box flowers and a silver coloured metallic charm I surrounded the edge of the embossing. The sentiment is by Visible Image and after stamping I cut it with a Spellbinder die and edged it with Distress Ink. I used Glossy Accents to seal it and give it a shine and then topped it with a Craft Box lilac flower. I added a few leaves cut with a Joanna Sheen die.

I'm entering my heart into the following challenges:
Creative Artiste - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes in mixed media
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting, see you next time.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

IAAS Paper Pricking





Josephine set this challenge theme of 'Paper Pricking' over at International Art and Soul.

I used a 6x6 scalloped card by Craft UK. I cut a sheet of white paper with a Spellbinders scalloped die and then using a rule and my pricking tool I set about making my own pattern. After finishing I used two Hobbycraft stamps of flowers and stamped in the three largest sections. I coloured them with Promarkers and then used Hobbycraft red gems in other sections. A classic rectangle was used to cut orange card and the white was added on top. The bottom layer was red, cut with a scalloped die and the completed mat was attached to the card blank.

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
Morgan' s ArtWorld - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with option of photo (flowers)
Simon Says Wednesday - Make your own background - does my pin pricking count?
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 July 2018

IAAS Christmas Traditions




Sall set the theme for this challenge over at International Art and Soul and it's 'Christmas Traditions'.

Come and join us and see what our family traditions cover.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The backing papers are from a DCWV paper pad of Christmas designs. I cut two sheets in half diagonally and then matted them on to dark green Papermill card. The tree stamp was given to me by a young friend a few years ago but I have no idea of the maker. I coloured it with Promarkers and then cut with a Spellbinders classic rectangle before matting on to a dark green scalloped rectangle. I set the tree to the left and added a small parcel charm to the bottom of the tree. Another charm - this time a stocking - was added to a circle of white card edged with red Distress Ink to the top right. The Happy Christmas stamp was also given to me by my young friend and after stamping it in red I matted it on to dark green card and set it in the bottom right corner.

Our family Christmas traditions have always included a Christmas tree with parcels beneath it. Christmas stockings have been a wonderful part of our Christmases. One of our daughters in law had never had a Christmas stocking until she met our son and we bought her a stocking with her name on it. When the second daughter in law made an entrance into our family she also got her stocking and many years later I still fill them every year. They have to have a £1 coin in the toe, along with a satsuma, an apple, nuts and lots of little silly presents with a chocolate Santa or similar peeking out of the top. Even though they get a bigger present the stockings are still a big part of the fun.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Ike's World - Christmas in July
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Christmas in July
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld  - Anything Goes