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Sunday, 22 November 2020

INTAAS Use Pink for a Pink Christmas





We were set this challenge theme by Jennie and it's 'Use Pink for a Pink Christmas'. Head over to International Art and Soul and show us what you do with this challenge.

Once again my card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The pink card is by Papermill and makes the perfect mat for this joyous sentiment and image by Bugaboo. I embossed the pink mat with the Tied Together embossing folder by Couture Creations. After printing the image/sentiment I coloured it with my Promarkers, obviously using pink as the main colour. I cut it with another of my numerous Spellbinder dies before fixing to the base mat. Mei Flower tiny pink pearls were added to the embossed background.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas/Winter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes (with uplifting words)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Studio - Christmas/Winter (hand coloured)
Di's Digi - Emboss It (Wet or Dry)
Allsorts - Santa, Elves, Angels or Christmas

Thank you all for visiting, stay safe.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

INTAAS - Gratitude





This challenge over at International Art and Soul was set by Maggie and the theme is 'Gratitude'. Please come along and show us what you can do.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The cerise and lilac card is by Papermill and they were the base mats of the design. I also used a lilac and cerise patterned paper but I'm not sure where I got this from! Hmm. The sentiment was stamped in Distress Ink in a lilac shade and then cut with a Spellbinders die. The sentiment is by Bee Crafty and I bought it at Ally Pally a few years ago. To finish off the design I used two of Joanna Sheen's signature dies - the shooting star and the butterflies. I thought both were  perfect to go with this uplifting sentiment. I hope you agree.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
The Paper Funday - Anything Goes with option of Give thanks/Grateful
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes


Thanks for joining me. I hope to see you again soon.


Sunday, 25 October 2020

INTAAS Fairies and/or Elves





Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our challenge theme of Fairies and/or Elves. I chose to use a fairy.

My card is a 7x7 scalloped blank by Craft UK. For the mat I used pale yellow card by Hobbycraft and then matted on some yellowy/green paper by The Works. These were both cut with Spellbinder scalloped dies. The image is by Bugaboo and I coloured her with my Promarkers before cutting with a Spellbinders circle die. I matted this on to a yellow scalloped circle, again the card by Hobbycraft and the die by Spellbinders. I added Hobbycraft gems to the edge of her dress and the edge of her sleeve. The sentiment was generated on the computer and cut with another of Spellbinder's dies. I edged the sentiment with Distress Ink before adding to the top right of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft Cottage - Spooky and/or Cute
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with option of Birthdays
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday, 11 October 2020

INTAAS Halloween





Come along and join us at International Art and Soul to show us what you can do for the challenge of 'Halloween'.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I decided to keep this card simple so used a Tim Holtz stencil to make the background. I used Ranger's Distress Ink in Black Soot to colour the hessian stencil. The image is Starr by Stitchy over at Stitchybear stamps. I coloured her with my Promarkers before cutting out and adding to the centre of the card. The hand and the bats are from some Halloween Fake Tattoo packs that I bought online last year and then didn't use them all. I knew they would come in useful again this year. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Funday - Anything Goes with optional twist Halloween
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Spooky and/or Cute
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs - Autumn and/or Halloween
The Crafting Challenge - Autumn and/or Halloween
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting, I hope to see you all again soon. 

Sunday, 27 September 2020

INTAAS Autumn Colours





'Autumn Colours' is the theme for this challenge over at International Art and Soul. Please come along and join us we'd love to see your autumn colours.

My card is a 7x7 blank by Craft UK. The orange card is by Papermill and I matted a zigzag paper on to it the base orange mat. The image is Hester Hen by Claire of Hope Jacare and I coloured it with my Promarkers before cutting with a Spellbinders die and then I edged with Distress Ink. A strip of  brown hessian type material was stretched across the bottom right corner and then I sat the image to the left of the card just overlapping the material. I have a roll of this material but can't remember where I bought it, sorry.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals - Fall Colours
Cut It Up - Fall + 3 layers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with option of Colours of Autumn
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with a critter

Sunday, 13 September 2020

INTAAS Tic Tac Toe





The challenge this time, over at International Art and Soul, is Tic Tac Toe chosen by Jane.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I chose the middle row, horizontal, which is green, die and stencil. The die and stencil are both by Joanna Sheen. I made a mat of bright green card by Papermill and cut the fancy edge die in dark green Papermill card before adding it to the left side of the mat. I fixed the stencil to a piece of white paper and then used my Ranger ink pads to colour the flower and leaves. I cut it with a Spellbinder oval die and set it on a larger oval die cut in the dark green card. This was set to the right of the fancy edge. Three small green gems by Mei Flower were added to the top right, job done. My favourite colour and one of my favourite cards lately. lol

I think the photographs of my cards are getting worse. I've got a shadow across this one so I might have to investigate.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Sunday, 30 August 2020

INTAAS to include an animal





This challenge over at International Art and Soul is to 'include an animal' so come along and join us.

My card is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used a sheet of dark brown card, by Papermill, and embossed it with an embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion. I matted this on to some beige coloured foundation card by Sue Wilson. The image of the cat, by Barbara Gray, was stamped in Memento ink in cocoa. I cut it with a Spellbinder die. Before adding it to the centre of the card I used a length of baker's twine to lie under the cat as if it had been playing with it. I also stamped a very small image of a House Mouse before adding it to the bottom right corner. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Going Round in Circles
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Show us your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting.