Thursday, 21 May 2015

MAWTT Spring into Summer

This week Claire set the theme of Spring into Summer for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. There's a colour chart on the blog to show you the colours you can use so please check it out. I've had lots of bother with Mr Blogger over the last few days so I don't want to tempt fate by moving off this post, lol

My card is using two shades of yellow card from Papermill. I stamped a Joanna Sheen poppy image in black on to white paper before adding Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed round the edges. I mounted that on to the yellow card and added three pieces of Card Candi to the top right corner. I made a simple sentiment saying 'Enjoy' mounted it on to yellow card and set it at an angle at the base of the poppy. I hope to enjoy summer and I do hope you all enjoy it too. It's been a long time coming! lol

My eyes are much better than they were - they stay open for some parts of each day. I'm hoping that my next appointment, with a higher dose, will settle them even more. Thanks for all your kind comments they are much appreciated.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

MAWTT Birds or Feathers

Come and join us this week for the challenge of Birds or Feathers, a theme chosen by Jessie, over at Moving Along with the Times.

I've used a digi image of an eagle by Fitztown and coloured it with my Promarkers before roughly tearing it out and inking the edges with Distress Ink. I used three stamps from Visible Image and after stamping them, tore them all out and inked the edges. The 'Live life Now' sentiment was heat embossed with Sparkle and Sprinkle 'Blueberry' embossing powder.

The large card blank is by Joanna Sheen and the pale blue card by Papermill. I embossed the blue card with clouds using an Embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion. I also added the 'Stormy Sky' Distress Ink to the edges of the mat.

My long awaited hospital appointment was yesterday so I'm hoping that I'll be able to add my card successfully to some challenges - IF MY EYES REMAIN OPEN!

I'm thinking positive and look forward to joining in again.

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers: Anything Goes
The Male Room - Birds
Simon  Say Wednesday  Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental
Paper Minutes Challenge - Blue

Thursday, 23 April 2015

MAWTT Let's Get Reading

This week Hazel (Didos) chose the theme of Let's Get Reading for the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. and I chose The Oxford Book of Children's Verse. I can hear my two sons sighing now. lol I love poetry and when they went to bed I usually ended up their story time with a poem - I've even been known to tape myself saying my favourite poems!! Bigger Lol. I think it put my sons off poetry for life, they just don't appreciate beautiful words.

Anyway back to my card. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen and the dark blue card is by Papermill. The pale blue backing paper is from Docraft's Papermania Capsule Collection. I chose three poems that will all be well known to children and printed the first few words out on the computer. I then added a relevant embellishment for each poem. The large corner is cut with a Memory Box die. The fairies I've had for donkeys years and were bought from Create and Craft although I've forgotten by now who made the sheets.

Unfortunately I'm unable to link to any challenges as my eyes are still not good and I cannot stay on the computer long enough. Hopefully, if the treatment is EVER forthcoming I'll be able to join in fully before too long.

Thank you all for visiting and bearing with me - although I have lost some followers in the past few weeks so some have got fed up with my sporadic posts, sorry.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Fitztown Flowers and Leaves

This is my card for the Fitztown challenge of 'Flowers and/or leaves'. My large card blank is by Joanna Sheen and the embossed sheet is with an embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion. The pink card is all by Papermill. I coloured the roses with my Promarkers and then cut with a Spellbinders grand scalloped nestie matting it on to the larger size in pink and raising it on foam pads. I added some Wild Orchid Crafts roses and used my various leaf dies to cut the leaves in green card. The sentiment was generated on the computer and after cutting with another Spellbinders die, edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Thursday, 9 April 2015

MAWTT - Inspiration Photo

Today it's Red's turn to host the challenge at Moving Along with the Times and she chose this beautiful photo to inspire us all.

Come along and join us and let us see your take on it.

This is my card -

My card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I used a Crafter's Companion Embossalicious folder to emboss the white paper which I then matted on to orange glitter paper. The large butterfly is cut in bronze Mirri card with a Spellbinders die. The body is made with JJD Cards orange faux gems. Gold cord makes the antennae with an orange gem at the end. The quote is from the internet, generated on the computer and then matted on to green glitter paper. A small butterfly diecut is positioned top right - I was given lots of these butterfly diecuts by Nataliya. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything Goes with a twist - Use a die or punch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesdays - They who have Wings

Thursday, 26 March 2015

MAWTT In the Wild

This week it's my turn to host the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times and I chose the theme In the Wild. So come along and join us with your take on this theme - country, weather, animal or whatever it conjures up for you.

I chose to use the tiger image available at Fitztown as I've had the image for a while and not used it. My large square card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I used a Clarity stencil to create the reeds and leaves behind the tiger, using a Frayed Burlap Distress Ink through the stencil to give the sludgy colour. The image was coloured with my Promarkers and then I tore it out close to the outline. My Spellbinder leaf dies came into play again as I placed a couple under the tiger and some hanging over his head. To finish it off I used my Spritzer and Marsh green Promarker to spritz the whole page to give it an undergrowth feel. I'm not sure that it worked but with my eyes the way they are I had to settle for this.

I look forward to having my eyes put right eventually so that I can join in and comment on all your lovely entries.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Fitztown - Use Green

This month the theme over at the Fitztown Challenge Blog is Use Green. I used the image Cameo 16 which is available at the Fitztown Store.

I used a large scalloped card blank by Craft UK. The pink card is by Papermill and I've matted a sheet of green backing paper from The Works on to it. The image was coloured with my Promarkers. If you've read my last post you will know that my Grand Calibur broke yesterday so I had to cut the image into a rectangle without using my dies. Ugh. I matted the image on to pink card too. All the corners were rounded with my Carl corner punch. Fortunately I had some leaves and swirls already cut and in my diecut box so I had to root around in there to find some to add to my flower.  My only other embellishments were some new iridescent gems from Reflections that I bought in Florida at Christmas.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Scrapbooker PhD challenge: Bling
Crafting  for all Seasons Challenge:  Girly Girls