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Sunday, 3 July 2022

INTAAS - Red White and Blue







The theme for this challenge is Red, White and Blue and was set by team member Chriss. Come and join us at International Art and Soul with your project.

I embossed a sheet of white card with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of bunting before setting it against a bright blue mat - the blue card from Papermill. I die cut two red shapes, the top left is a die by Memory Box, if  my 'memory box' serves me correctly. lol  The bottom scroll die is by Spellbinders. The red card is by Hobbycraft.

Mr card blank is by Crafts UK.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art - Two colours, white doesn't count
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Sunday, 19 June 2022

INTAAS - 4 Legged Friends






Please come along and join us at International Art and Soul to take part in our challenge theme of 'Four Legged Friends' which was set by Mimi.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK. 

I think it was almost twenty years ago when I ordered a book of gold and a book of silver glitter paper and in that time I've used probably one sheet of each! They are by Papermania and I decided to use a sheet of gold for the background to this lovely image of our four legged friends. 

When I first started my blog in 2011 I entered a Stitchybear blog challenge and won three images = this was one of them. When Stitchy sent them to me she asked if I would let her see what I did with them and I duly did that. She then asked me if I would join the design team and so started my first role as a blog design team member. I've lost count of how many teams I've been on since but that has changed over the past few years as I've slowed down. INTAAS is my team now and we have a super group of team members. 

Back to my card - I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then set it directly on to the gold paper as the mat. My only addition was a Spellbinder die cut in top right and bottom left corners. They were cut in brown card by Sue Wilson. Another simple card but I like it and the gold is much brighter in reality.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Cards 4 Galz - Die Cuts or Punches
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a Critter
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an Animal
Sweet Stampers - Animals



Sunday, 5 June 2022

INTAAS - SUMMER





Please come along and join us for this challenge of 'Summer' the theme chosen by design team member Jennie, over at International Art and Soul.

I'm so behind with my DT cards and I'm desperately playing catch up. I just made it with this card. I bought four new plants last year for the large pots in my garden, a hydrangea and three senettis. The hydrangea was treated as advised by the garden centre, leaving the dead flower heads on until the frost had passed. This didn't work and it died. The senettis were in the shed over the winter and came out as spring arrived to no avail and they died too. My son and DiL were visiting and took me to the garden centre to get four new plants for the four, now empty, pots. One different type hydrangea, a freesia, a primula and a lupin. When I saw the lupin I had to have it as it reminded me so much of when I was a little girl. We had lupins of almost every colour in our garden and I loved them. Believe it or not it was a lovely sunny day when I took the photograph! This to me says summer. The irises I discovered when the raised beds were demolished. I nurtured them and they are repaying me with their beautiful colour. One pot of them is a little slower in flowering but I think one bud has opened today so it should be just as gorgeous as this one in the next few days.

Sorry I've waffled on but now I'll tell you what I've used for my card.

The card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK. The coloured card is by Papermill and Hobbycraft. I embossed the yellow card with a Crafter's Companion embossing folder. The doily I've had for probably 20 years. I cut the photo with a Spellbinder oval die and then it was set on top of all the layers as the focal point. I'm hoping the colours of the card remind you of summer, yellow, lilac and orange.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Beyond the Blue - Flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Summer Colours
Inspiration Station - Inspired by - A Flower Shop - happy memories
Use your Stuff - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting. 

Sunday, 22 May 2022

INTAAS - FLOWERS






The theme for this challenge is 'Flowers' and was chosen by design team member Josephine/Tricia. Come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK.

I chose a bright pink card by Papermill as the base mat for the image. This image of tulips is one of my favourites and is by Bugaboo. I coloured the tulips with my Promarkers and did them in a gentle pink. This was then matted on to the bright pink base and a simple card was almost finished. I added small pearls to the bottom right hand corner and that was it. Unfortunately the pearls were on an unmarked card so I can't remember where I bought them, sorry.  I love detailed cards but sometimes I opt for simple and I think this image shouts out simple - but beautiful.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a Touch of Pink
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Thank you occasion
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with Promarkers/Option Girly card
Pink Gem - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Dragonfly Dreams - Butterflies and/or Flowers

Thank you all for visiting. 

Sunday, 8 May 2022

INTAAS - 3 THINGS






Come and join us at International Art and Soul with Mimi's challenge of '3 Things'. I had to rack my brain for this one. 

I didn't want to use three individual items so looked through my stamps. I eventually found this one which I bought at Ally Pally a good few years ago. It had no name on the stall but a lot of the stamps were American as I found when I checked their spelling on some. To add to the confusion they had no name on the wrapper, just a plain cellophane bag. This one of the three stark trees attracted me so it was perfect for this challenge as far as I was concerned.

I stamped it in Versamark 'Cocoa'  ink before tearing out and edging with a 'Mahogany' Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Visible Image and was stamped in the same ink and the same process as the image. The brown paper is from Costco and was matted on to bright green card by Hobbycraft before being set as the mat on the 7x7 Crafts UK card. 

The image was set to the right side of the mat and the image slightly overlapped top left. I used three large gems in the bottom left corner - job done. Two weeks before the challenge goes live so maybe I'm beginning to feel a little better.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes + option of something special about friends
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with option of floral and fauna

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

Sunday, 24 April 2022

INTAAS - Things with Wings





The challenge over at International Art and Soul is 'Things with Wings' chosen by design team member Christine. 

I'm not quite back into crafting, managing only an hour at a time so another simple card from me. Once again my photo is not up to scratch, my scanner is playing up for me so I've had to make do with the less than perfect image. 

My card blank is a scalloped 7x7 card by Crafts UK. I used Brushos on the actual card base as a sunny background to the actual mat. The muted green paper is from Costco and I've had a case of it for years. I cut it with a Spellbinders scalloped die and fixed it to the sunny background. The lace butterfly is by Craft Box UK but don't know where the small butterflies are from as I was given them by a friend. They were added to the bottom corners and then a small stamped 'Happy Birthday' was added, again cut with a Spellbinders scalloped die. The yellow card used to stamp the sentiment on is by Hobbycraft. The stamp was a freebie from a magazine many years ago.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Use a Birthday Sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Things with Wings or Furry Friends
Seize the Birthday - Birthday + Signs of Spring
Crafty Gals Corner - Spring or Easter
Craft Galore Encore - Anything Goes



Sunday, 10 April 2022

INTAAS - Landscapes






Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with the challenge of 'Landscapes' set by design team member CraftyGirl.

This is the first card I've made for a few months due to my back problem which, I hope, is on the mend.
The photo is a bit lopsided but I hope you'll bear with me until I get back into the crafting groove!

The card blank is a 6x6 by /Craft UK. The green base mat card is by Hobbycraft, the dark green card is by WH Smith but I have no idea where I got the black glitter card which is the tiny border backing the image. The image was taken from Joanna Sheen's CD 'Dancing with Shadows'. After matting and layering I added some tiny green gems, from Mei Lower, to the left column. It's not a very adventurous card but it's not too bad considering it had to be made in as short a time as possible due to the said back!

I'm not sure whether I dare enter it into any challenges but here goes:

Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
CD Sunday - Anything Goes with item from CD, USB , etc
Taylormadecards4u - Anything Goes with option Great Outdoors
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes