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Sunday, 15 September 2019

IAAS Things with Wings





International Art and Soul have the lovely challenge theme of 'Things with Wings' so why not come along and join us?

My card blank is an 8x8 by Craft UK. The backing paper is from a pad by The Works and it's matted on to some of Anita's mirri card. The dragon fly stamp and sentiment are both by Visible Image. I stamped them both with Memento ink in Cocoa and then cut them with Spellbinder circle dies. I used more of the silver card to cut scalloped circles as backings for them. I coloured the dragon fly with Sakura glitter pens and the wings really glitter. I backed them on to their silver scalloped circles and then set them in place. I used Spellbinder dies again for two corners cut in the silver card. Job done.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Art Impressions - Use Circles
Crafty Sentiments - Die and/or punch
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Things That Fly

Hope to see you here again soon.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

IAAS Layer it Up - Lots of Layers





To join us in our latest challenge come along to International Art and Soul and show us what you can do with 'Layer it Up, Lots of Layers' set by Christine. 

My card blank is 8x8 and is by Craft UK. I think you'll agree that I've definitely layered it up - nine layers in all. I think I got carried away. lol I'm still undecided whether to add a sentiment or flower.

The pink and lilac card is by Papermill and the various shades of yellow card are by Hobbycraft. The dies are in a complete set by Tonic. 

That was short and sweet as I have nothing else to say. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Feminine
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Happy, Colourful

Thanks for visiting. 

Sunday, 18 August 2019

International Art and Soul - Flowers





The theme over at International Art and Soul is 'Flowers' and was set by Maggie. Come and join us and show us what you can do with flowers.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I started by cutting the row of flowers with a Joanna Sheen die. I then used my Promarkers to colour them in.  The green mat is a 'grass' paper from a Joanna Sheen pad. I fixed the row of flowers to the bottom edge of the mat and then used a Sue Wilson die to make the fancy fence in Papermill brown card. This was set at the top of the 'garden'. lol The stamped sentiment is by Bee Crafty and I used Promarkers again to colour the tiny flowers. A Spellbinders die was used to cut out the sentiment and then I used a pale pink Distress Ink on the edges. I raised the sentiment on pads before setting slightly to the left of centre.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Cut it Up - Focus on Sentiment (must have die cut)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs - Include a Sentiment
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday, 4 August 2019

IAAS Embossing - Heat or Dry





Come and join us over at International Art and Soul with the challenge theme of Embossing - either heat or dry. The theme was set by CG.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used a Visible Image stamp of Streets on the yellow base mat. I then used a Crafter's Companion embossing folder of cracked ground on some brown card before matting it on to the yellow. Brown and Yellow card both by Papermill. The Street Dancer and the sentiment are both Visible Image and I stamped them in brown Memento Ink. I coloured the edges with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and set them at various angles over the base mat. To finish it off I added three yellow pearls by Mei Flower to the top right of the brown mat and the bottom left. This was for my son who used to enjoy break dancing when he was a LOT younger. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thanks again for visiting, see you all again soon I hope.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

IAAS Monochrome





Come along to International Art and Soul and join us with the 'Monochrome' theme.

I decided to go with black and white for my card.

I've used a 6x6 card blank by Craft UK. I cut a large black scalloped square with a Spellbinder die as the base mat. I next embossed a square of white card with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of clouds. The sentiment is one that I love. I received a card, just because, from some very old friends of mine who now live many miles away. The card was in aid of Barnardo's and designed by Kirsty R Walker so I presume the verse is also by her. I hope she doesn't mind me using the sentiment on my card. I printed it in black before cutting with an oval Spellbinders die and matting on to a black scalloped oval. I set it towards the bottom of the main mat and then added a stamped image of a feather, stamp by Visible image. I stamped it in black Memento ink before cutting it carefully, leaving a small white edge, before adding to the top left of the base mat. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes/Monochromatic
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting, see you again soon I hope.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

IAAS Christmas in July





Why not come and join us for 'Christmas in July'? We're here at International Art and Soul with Jennie's theme. 

I've made a very simple card but it looks quite effective. I used a Craft UK card blank 6x6 in size. I made a mat of red card with bottle green card matted on top. All the card is from Papermill. The image is from a Joanna Sheen Victorian Companion CD. I printed it and then cut it with a Spellbinders oval die before matting on to a gold scalloped oval, again cut with a die by Spellbinders. The image was then set as the focal point on the card and it was finished. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Kitty Bee Designs - Christmas in July
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes

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



Sunday, 23 June 2019

IAAS Stars and/or Stripes





I chose the theme for the challenge this week and it's 'Stars and/or Stripes'. Please come along to International Art and Soul and join us.

My card blank is a 6x6 by Craft UK. I used a Bugaboo image and I coloured him with my Promarkers before cutting with a Spellbinder die. The striped paper is from a pad by The Works. My red grosgrain ribbon came into play and I added a strip to the bottom and top edges of the card. I've had these small gold stars for what seems forever so I decided to use some of them dotted around the image. I generated the sentiment on the computer  printing it in red and cutting with another Spellbinder die. Job done and the card is quite cool - my only hope is that the recipient isn't offended by the 'old man' image. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - You're so Punny
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Gores with option - Stripes
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men/Boys

Once again, thank you all for visiting, I hope to see you next time.