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Sunday, 16 February 2020

INTAAS Follow the Sketch





Come and join us at International Art and Soul and follow the sketch - the theme chosen by Christine. I'm sure she set this theme to tax my brain and it worked! 

My card blank is 7 x 7 by Craft UK. The papers used are all by Costco - I've had them for years and used loads but still have a case full. I can't remember how much it cost but it was well worth the money. They are all double sided too. The wooden embellishments are SnipArt.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - W for Wish, Anything you wish
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Sunday, 2 February 2020

INTAAS -A Favourite Song





It was my turn again to choose the theme for the challenge at International Art and Soul and I chose 'A Favourite Song'. 

One of my favourite songs is Unforgettable by the unforgettable Nat King Cole. After choosing the theme I deliberated for a while between 'Somewhere' from West Side Story and Unforgettable and I eventually plumped for Nat. Actually I thought of loads more of my favourite songs and it was hard to choose.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I've had one sheet of this green paper in my stash for what seems like forever but I decided to use it on this card. The musical embellishments are by Joanna Sheen (I think, although they may be Memory Box). I typed Unforgettable in green before adding it to the beautiful SnipArt frame. I haven't made the insert yet but I think this could be used for a condolence card, what do you think?

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + sentiment
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments -  Hearts (central heart on top of frame)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes


Most people seem to gain 'followers' but I seem to lose them. I can remember a short while ago I had just over 200 and now I'm down to 196. I wonder what I've done, or haven't done, for them to disappear. lol


Sunday, 19 January 2020

International Art and Soul - Recycle





Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our latest theme of 'Recycle'. 

I decided to recycle a photo frame that my parents in law had at their home. When we were clearing their house we didn't want to part with their photographs. This one is of my family, from over forty years ago, but the frame, which was originally a beautiful cream leather, was worn and scuffed. I painted it with Hobbycraft bronze paint. The SnipArt embellishments were also painted in the bronze before I fixed them to the frame. Three flowers to the top right with a butterfly to the top left. Along the bottom I fixed a row of small hearts with a large heart to the right corner. The ornate key to the heart was fixed in the bottom left corner. It is now on display again in my home.

I'm entering my photo frame into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Bleeding Art - Anything Goes mixed media
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes



Sunday, 5 January 2020

International Art and Soul- Monochrome





Come and join us with our challenge of Monochrome over at International Art and Soul - the first challenge of 2020. 

I made a card with this sentiment just a few months ago but I decided to make another as I love this sentiment so much.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK and the red card is by Sue Wilson, the dark red card is by Hobbycraft. I embossed the red card with a Crafters' Companion embossalicious folder before matting it on to the dark red. I printed the sentiment on the computer and then cut it with a Spellbinder oval die. I used another Spellbinder die for the dark red mount for the sentiment. The butterfly die is by Joanna Sheen and I cut it in the dark red card and then added red mirri card behind each butterfly. The butterflies now look as if they have glistening wings. I set them to the left of the sentiment.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
A Bit More to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes