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Sunday, 21 January 2018

IAAS Do Something Digital



 

This challenge theme is to Do Something Digital and was set by Josephine. Please come over to International Art and Soul and join us.

My card blank is by Craft UK. I printed a sheet of  free digital paper from lianascrap.com and matted it on to bright orange card from Papermill. This was the background for the digital image that I won a few weeks ago from Lacy Sunshine. I coloured the travelling hobos with my Promarkers and used the colours that were in the background paper. After colouring I tore round the image because a neat die cut wouldn't have looked right. lol I edged the torn image with a Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and centre it on the mat. I printed the sentiment on my computer and tore that out too, edging it with ink before adding to a scrap of torn digital paper, in the same colours but a different pattern to the background mat. I raised it on pads and set to the right of the image. The three 'gems' top left are from a set I bought in America a good few years ago and up till now had never used any of them. I'd bought them because I hadn't seen any brown ones at that time and because they were different textures I was drawn to them.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Color Inspiration - Anything Goes if it's coloured by myself/yourself
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Add a sentiment
Sunny Day Crafting - C is for Color it
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2Crafty Critter Crazies - Must have critter
A Perfect time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Must contain Animal




Sunday, 7 January 2018

International Art and Soul - WOW




 
International Art and Soul have the theme of White on White for this current challenge so come along and join us and show us what you can do.

I'm afraid my mojo had gone walk about while I was on holiday and my card isn't the best. I really struggled to get this one made and usually I love this theme. My card blank is an 8x8 scalloped by Crafts UK. The white sheet was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder. The top border, bird, birdcage and  fancy shape top left were all cut with Spellbinder dies. I used white pearlescent card for the diecuts but unfortunately it's a different colour white and it offends my eye! The big dazzler in the centre of the fancy shape looks creamy yellow here but doesn't look quite so bad in real life. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes with Dies/Punches
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Moving Along with the Times - Flowers



At Moving Along with the Times the theme this week is 'Flowers' and was chosen by Beckie. A good choice to start the New Year.

I won this digi a few weeks ago and it's by Lacy Sunshine. I had fun this morning colouring this little kitty and I finished the card in next to no time - I think my mojo is returning after being on holiday for a few weeks. lol

My card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK and the pink card is by Papermill. After colouring kitty with my Promarkers I used two Spellbinder dies to cut the image and the pink base. I centred her in the middle of the card and then used my Spellbinder dies again to cut four corners in pink. The only addition then was the sentiment which was a magazine freebie, stamped in Rangers pink and then cut with more Spellbinder dies. I raised the sentiment on pads and set it to the right of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critters - Anything Goes with a Critter
A perfect time to craft - Anything Goes
Animal Friends - New beginning with an animal
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an animal
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes







Thursday, 21 December 2017

MAWTT Anything but a card






This challenge is to make anything but a card so I recycled a box for a friend. Come along to Moving Along with the Times and see what everyone else has made. Teams A and B are both playing along so there's lots to enjoy.

I buy quite a lot of Craft Box boxes that are full of mixed media items each month. When I empty the boxes they are perfect for recycling as they are sturdy boxes with a magnetic clasp on the front flap. This one happens to be bright pink so I continued the colour theme with my additions to the lid. I prefer to leave the rest of the box plain. The flower paper is from a pad that I've had for ages and I think it was by Stephanie Weightman. I cut the section that I wanted and fitted it to the lid. The top edge was quite plain so I decided to use a Spellbinder die to make a fancy border. I used a pink pearlescent card and the border die was from the Parisian set I believe. The wooden letters were from The Range and I painted them in pale pink acrylic paint before setting them at an angle across the plain section of the paper. Some of my Craft Box goodies came into play again and I added a section of Snipart circles/bubbles under the name. Two cabochons picturing roses were added to the design and the last embellishment was a 'diamond' butterfly that I won in a Facebook competition a while ago. I really loved the box myself and if my name had been Karen I wouldn't have wanted to part with it!! lol

I lined it with pink tissue paper and filled it with gifts for a supermarket worker who had been very kind to me over the past few years. I was due to move house and out of the area so would not be travelling to that supermarket any longer. I wanted to thank her for her kindness and she was thrilled and touched to receive it.

I'm entering my box into the following challenges:


I'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for a wonderful New Year.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

International Art and Soul Lots of Sparkle





This challenge is all about 'Lots of Sparkle' so come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

I thought most of the Design Team would come up with Christmas cards so I decided to get on with my Birthday cards for next year - I have three in the middle of January so I'm making a start.
I won some digis from Rick St Dennis with one of my recent cards so I chose this 'Fabulous Feline' to colour. I used my Promarkers to colour her and I added a gem to her brooch on the collar. Some of my Spellbinder dies were tried before I opted for this shape. I edged with Distress Ink and set to one side. The card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK and I added a mat of bright yellow Papermill card topped with a First Edition glitter paper from their Hideaway pad. I'd already decided that I would use some of my jewelled ribbon that I bought in America a few years ago. It's the first time I've used this green and it goes nicely with the glitter paper so I set it down the left side and the image was placed to the right. I haven't yet decided whether to add a sentiment. There's lots of sparkle on this card so I'm sure my niece will love it. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Where did you get that hat?
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Show us your pussies - Anything Goes with a kitty
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Animal Magic
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends - Anything Goes with an animal



I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Happy Holidays.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

IAAS Buttons and Bows



This theme is 'Buttons and Bows' over at International Art and Soul so please come across and join us.

I used a Craft UK 8x8 scalloped card blank. The Papermill pink card was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder and the corners were rounded with a Carl punch. I matted it on to Papermill yellow card that also had its corners rounded. The yellow ribbon was bought in America about four years ago and it's the first time I've used it. My family couldn't believe how many rolls of ribbon I bought there, animal print, jewelled, satin, dotted, striped, you name it I bought it. So far I've used one strip of jewelled and this strip of satin. After wrapping the ribbon round the lower edge of the mat I stamped the Visible Image quotes on three separate pieces of coloured card, cutting the corners as before and added them to the upper part of the card with a Craft Box gem at the top corner of each. I raided my button box and added a few buttons to some of the embossed buttons.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Thankful Thoughts
Through the Purple Haze - Lace/Ribbon
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes


Thursday, 23 November 2017

MAWTT Christmas Animals



Come long and join us at Moving Along with the Times where the theme this week is 'Christmas Animals'.

My card blank was a freebie from a magazine a while ago, it's not quite kraft card because it has a sheen to it. I used Joanna Sheen's Signature dies of the shepherd with sheep and donkeys. After I'd cut them in white card I used my Promarkers to give the minimum of colour. After I'd placed them I used my John Lewis gold stones to add some texture and give them something to walk on! The sentiment and star were freebie stamps from a magazine and after stamping I mounted it on foam pads after edging it with Distress Ink. It was set at top left. Job done.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Animal Friends - Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Add Texture