Sunday, 30 June 2013

OSAAT #170 - Anything Goes

The theme this week at One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes. It was Josephine's turn to pick for the two of us to use this week. She chose Ocean Blue Paper Pack 2 by Oase of Panda Bear over at Stitchybear Digital Outlet and to go with these wonderful papers she chose the image, Ocean Floor, by Stitchy.

The card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I chopped the front of the large 8x8 square card and covered it with the rolling seas paper, using a strip down the outside edge of the card. My idea was to give you the feeling that the mermaid is at the bottom of these rolling waves. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and used a Sakura diamond pen to add some sheen to the tail, fin and hair of the mermaid. I cut round the image and used Distress Ink round the edges. A Memory Box die, Loopy Rings, cut in silver lightweight card, act as bubbles. I generated the sentiment on the computer and cut it with my brand new Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangle which arrived in the post this morning! This was also given some Distress Ink treatment.

Please check the OSAAT challenge blog for details of the prizes.

I'm entering my card in to the following challenges:
Fashionista Challenge - Wedding or Birthday card
Lady Anne's Challenge - The Great Outdoors
Flourishes Challenge - Make a Splash!
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge - Birthdays
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Birthday

Sunday, 23 June 2013

OSAAT #169 - Not Square

Well, I'm home from my break in Kent and raring to go with my DT cards again. This one, though, was a pain to photograph. I'm not a photographer and had a heck of a job trying to get a reasonable shot of this one, with no Eric to help me.

This week the theme at One Stitch at a Time is Not Square so I made an easel card. The image is Boxer by Sue of Beary Dust over at the Stitchybear Digital Outlet. He's got such a cute little face and looks so sad but I bet he causes havoc when let loose! I made the card for my son Peter and he's already received it so it's quite safe to post it on here now! He did say that he thought I'd gone senile and written on the front of the card - until he realised which way it folded.

I coloured him with my Promarkers, cut him with a Spellbinders nestie and edged that with Distress Ink before matting on to black pearlescent card from Papermill. The backing paper on the base and the side panel is from Costco and that was matted on to black Mirri card. I generated the sentiment on the computer and matted that on to black Mirri card too to make the stopper for the easel. I used three buttons, kennel, woof and dog as embellishments and they were all from Create and Craft.

Check out the OSAAT challenge blog for details of the prize structure.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men Challenges - Boys will be Boys
Creative Creations Challenges - For you Dad or Masculine
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Men's Card
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - One for the Guys
Digistamps 4Joy - For the men in our lives
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Animals
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - Stamp - Digi or rubber
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - For the men in your Life

Sunday, 16 June 2013

OSAAT #168 Use a Digi

Thank you all for continuing to visit me even though my posts are few and far between. I had a lovely two weeks staying with my son and daughter in law in Kent. I had my first house viewers earlier this week but, unfortunately, they have not put an offer in for my house. Keep your fingers crossed for more viewers please.

This week's theme over at One Stitch at a Time is 'Use a Digi'. I chose Two Kittens by Barb over at the Stitchybear Digi Outlet. I used the image of the kitten stretching and there's another of the kitten sitting.

Please check the challenge blog for details of prizes.

My card blank is a large square by Joanna Sheen. I coloured the kitten with my Promarkers and then cut it, on an angle, with one of my new X Cut large dies. The black card is by Papermill and the grey patterned paper is by Payper Box. I added a black organza ribbon, from Joanna Sheen, across the bottom and then added some bling to the centre of the ribbon. The bling was from our very good friend Nataliya. All I had to do then was add some Card Candi to the top right and bottom left. After I'd 'finished' it I thought it needed something else so I made a little Happy Birthday sentiment in a bright red font and cut it with one of the tiny dies that I bought a few weeks ago from Joanna Sheen - cheap sets but I have no idea who makes them.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Scrap it Girl Challenge - Use your dies
The Cupboard Trilogy - Birthdays
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Birthday
Lady Anne's Challenge - Stamp - rubber or digi
Charisma Cardz - Digi Stamps Only
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Digi Haven - Anything Goes with Digi
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Cute
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - 3 of something

Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you all again soon.

Hazel x