Thursday, 28 April 2016

MAWTT So 80s

The theme this week over at Moving Along with the Times is 'So 80s' and was set by Lena.  I must apologise for this card! The theme was a brilliant one but, unfortunately, my eyes haven't been at their best and I've had to make a quick card that doesn't do justice to me or the theme.

I used some very old stencils for the 80s, my brushos for the coloured edges and then some resin flowers. The colours are supposed to be fluorescent but I'm not sure that they even work, sorry.

I'm due at the hospital next week so hopefully the injections will improve my eyes and I'll be back on form before too long.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

MAWTT Come Dancing

This week it's my turn to host the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. I chose for my theme 'Come Dancing' and this is my card. Please pop over to the blog to see all of Team B's cards, they're all fantastic.

My base card is a 7x7 by UK Craft and the orange card is by Papermill. I embossed the white paper with a 'bows' embossing folder but I'm blowed if I can remember who made it, sorry. The embossed paper was matted on to the orange card and then I used a Sue Wilson die for the bottom fancy border. The two music dies are by Memory Box and I cut them in black card from Joanna Sheen. The dancing silhouette is by Stitchybear and is cut with a Spellbinders die. I used my new sentiment by Visible Image and cut with a smaller Spellbinder die, same shape as the silhouette, before edging with an orange Promarker. I raised it in the top corner and then all I had to do was add a few faux gems from JJD cards.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Girlie

Thanks for visiting and thank you for your comments.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Moving Along with the Times - Purple Haze

This week the theme of the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times was set by Jan Small. Come along and join us as I'm sure it's a theme that you will all love - Purple Haze, which means you can use as many shades of purple as you wish.

This is the first time I've used one of my 7 x 7 cards, by Craft UK, that I bought at Ally Pally in September! I used Crafter's Companion purple card as the base mat and then embossed a pale lilac pearlised card, from I know not where, with a CC embossalicious folder. The image was coloured with my Promarkers and she is by Saturated Canary. After cutting into a rectangle I edged with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The fancy scroll at the bottom is a lace die by Sue Wilson and the banner and number 2 are both by Joanna Sheen. They are cut in bright purple Mirri card.

My eyes are much improved, not perfect but I can just about live with them like this, thank you all for your best wishes.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Birthday Card

Thursday, 4 February 2016

MAWTT Things with Wings

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

MAWTT - Spots and Dots

The theme this week at 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

Moving Along with the Times Give Thanks

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

MAWTT Leaves or Trees

This week it was Sue's turn to choose the theme and she chose Leaves and/or Trees. Come along to Moving Along with the Times and join us.

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