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

Thursday, 12 March 2015

MAWTT 3 in a row

This week it's Sue B's turn to host the challenge over at Moving Along with the Times and she chose as her theme 'Three in a Row'. WHAT I DIDN'T DO IS CHECK TO SEE WHAT THE THREE IN A ROW ENTAILED AND IT WAS MEANT TO BE A BINGO THREE IN A ROW, Therefore my card doesn't fit the criteria specified - so much for this design team member being on the ball! lol Please come along and join in with us and see if you can make a card that fits the bill. This is the Bingo card - please tell us which row you have used.

I can't believe this because I'd had so much hassle getting the card made in the first place.
I managed to get it started and then I had so much bother getting this card finished. My eyes have been really bad for weeks now and, fortunately, I was way ahead with all my DT cards, until this week! Ugh. To top it all off my grand calibur broke today as I was trying to emboss so my card has turned out completely different from the way it was imagined.

My large card blank is by Craft UK and the backing paper is from a vintage pad from The Works. I rounded the corners with my Carl corner punch. I'm so pleased that I'd managed to get the butterflies cut before the GC died completely. They are Spellbinder butterfly dies, medium and small size. The bunting is a Signature die by Joanna Sheen and the sentiment stamp is from a freebie in a magazine
(I think, if my memory serves me right) lol. The pink and purple card is all by Papermill.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Things that Fly
Mema's Crafts March Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, 26 February 2015

MAWTT Be a Sport

Come and join us at Moving Along with the Times with our fun theme of Be a Sport. This week's theme was set by Susan.

I've used a small square card blank by Craft UK. The red card is by Papermill but I'm not sure where I got the turquoise pearlescent paper, I embossed that with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder before matting on to the red card. The image is a rubber stamp, Glideabella, by and it's the first time I've used it, though I've had it for a few years now. I coloured her with my Promarkers and then cut out with an Xcut die before matting on to another die cut in beige. The beige plus the yellow swirl are diecuts that I got as a freebie when I ordered from 'dies to die for' and this is their usual practice. When you receive your order there's a small packet enclosed with half a dozen die cuts in and it's fun seeing what you get each time.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and/or Punches
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Letters of the Alphabet - S for Sport and Skating