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Sunday, 12 November 2017

IAAS Autumn Colours



The theme is Autumn Colours over at International Art and Soul so come along and join us.

I've used a 7x7 card blank by Craft UK and then used Brushos in various shades of orange, red, brown and yellow before spritzing with water to give little splurges of colour. When it was completely dry I used Imagination Crafts' Gilding Flakes in Red Gilt to give a few splashes of glitter. The main image is by Visible Image and was stamped in Memento ink before I tore round the edges. I used Distress Inks in orange and yellow round the torn edge and then raised it on pads to give depth. The sentiment was a freebie from a magazine and, again, it was stamped with Memento ink.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - No patterned paper
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Autumn
Allsorts - Colours of Autumn
Crafty Calendar - Autumn Colours
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Sunday, 29 October 2017

IAAS - Add a tag or charm



Hello again - I'm back after a very unsettling house move. The removal men were pleasant enough but their common sense was almost non-existent. After a great deal of help I'm eventually sorted and my craft room is once again in working order.

This theme over at International Art and Soul is 'Add a tag or charm' and as you can see I've added a wooden tag from Docrafts. I used a Sakura gelly roll pen to write 'Lest we forget' on the tag and then I had to think about the rest of the design, My mojo is not at its best but this is the first card I've made for months so I think it's making a comeback. I've had the poppy napkin for ages and used it once for a card a few years ago so I knew it would work for this one. I chose the section on the napkin that I needed and carefully cut round it before sticking to the white paper. I set the white paper against bright red card from Papermill as the mat, which I thought looked good against the Craft UK ivory card blank. Once the napkin had dried I set the tag in the top right corner and added a red ribbon to it. Three red Mei Flower gems were added to the top left and bottom right corners. Then I went to bed!

The following day I looked at it again and decided it needed more so I typed up the two verses. I printed them in grey so that they weren't too stark and then tore around the edges. I used a grey Promarker to edge them and set them in place.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Cardz4Guyz - Remembrance. Sympathy, Thinking of You
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore  Encore - Anything Goes


Thursday, 26 October 2017

MAWTT Add a tag or charm





I'm pleased to say that I'm back after my house move. I'm also pleased to say that I'm eventually settled and it's beginning to feel like home,

This theme for this challenge was set by me and it's 'Add a tag or charm'. Come along and join us at Moving Along with the Times and check out what the rest of Team B have made.

I used a 7x7 Craft UK card blank. I stamped the tree image with a Bee Crafty stamp using a brown Memento ink pad. The image was matted on to dark green Papermill card leaving a very thin border. The First Edition green patterned paper was again matted on to dark green card leaving a thin border as before. The white mat was added to the base mat and an owl charm, from Craft Box, was tied in the top corner with baker's twine. I'd cut out three acorns from the patterned paper and these were added to the bottom corner. Silver stones from John Lewis were added along the base of the tree - just because I thought they looked nice. lol To finish off the card I cut two arrows in the patterned paper and set them to the right and top left of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - Orange, brown and green
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Penny Black - Close to Nature
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting. I'm so glad to be back.



Friday, 29 September 2017

I'll be back



I moved house at the beginning of August and I'm still trying to get some semblance of order. I'm not able to join in with any challenges at the minute, or fulfil my design team obligations, but I will be back.

My previous house was too big for me and took a lot of work in house and garden which was getting more difficult for me by the day. I decided to downsize and because of my eye problem my sons and I felt it would be better if I moved nearer to one of them. I moved from Newcastle upon Tyne, a big city, to a Northumberland village. I'm five minutes walk away from my younger son and daughter in law. It's very quiet and suits me and my dog fine. The walks are beautiful.

However, no-one warned me about how difficult it would be to fit so much 'stuff'' into this tiny house. My craft room is packed and if I ever get the chance to craft again I hope I can find things.

My son is coming up north at the end of October to help me get more organised. Two sons together will get things done quickly I hope. Once my main computer is up and running I'll be able to join you all.

Thanks to all my design team buddies for bearing with me.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

IAAS Lace and/or Pearls




The theme is Lace and/or Pearls over at International Art and Soul, come along and join us, we'd love to see what you make.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The bright turquoise and pale blue card is by Papermill. I embossed the pale blue with an embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion before matting it on to the bright card. I used a strip of bright lace from the local market and after wrapping it towards the bottom of the mat I added the mat to my card base. The digi image is by Linnie Pink and I coloured it with my Promarkers. I coloured the edges with Distress Ink and then added it to bright turquoise card. I raised the matted image and set it to the top left. Three small pearls were added to the top right of the image. The sentiment stamp is by Lili of the Valley and that was also edged with the Distress Ink and matted on to turquoise card.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

City Crafter - Monotone Colouring
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Use a Stamp or Digi
Ooh La La Creations - Lace
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

MAWTT Add a number





Judith has set the challenge this time at Moving Along with the Times and it's 'Add a Number'.

There are no children in the family so I don't have the opportunity of adding an age. I don't know anyone who has a special age birthday either, 82 or 37 isn't really the same as 80 or 40 is it? So I resorted to using the embossalicious clock folder - lots of numbers. lol

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I embossed Crafter's Companion's black card and then sanded the clock faces to show through. It was matted on to Papermill's bright orange card. A Craft Box SnipArt lamp/clock was added to the bottom edge. Another Craft Box item - the little wooden frame - was used to hold the computer generated sentiment 'It's time for a birthday'.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Kitty Bee Designs - Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Though the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

I'm still up to my ears in packing cases so crafting time is non-existent. My son and DIL arrive next week to stay with me for a few days and they'll help me to get a bit more done. I've been sorting boxes of books for the past two days and although I don't like to part with them I've got seven boxes waiting for the BHF to pick up tomorrow. I've still got four boxes to open but I'm so shattered I'm finished for the day.

Enough of me whingeing, thanks for visiting and for leaving comments.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

IAAS Layer it Up



Come and join us at International Art and Soul for this challenge with the theme of Layer it Up.

My card blank is an ivory 8x8 by Joanna Sheen. I've been waiting to use my Tonic dies again because they're about the only ones that are actually available to use! lol I'm more or less ready to move house so a lot of my craft stash is packed. I used seven of the dies and layered them up. The purple and kingfisher coloured card is by Papermill. Once they were all layered the only addition was the flower cabouchon in the centre. This is from Craft Box and shows a pretty rose.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges: