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Sunday, 24 October 2021

INTAAS - All Hallows Eve Tic Tac Toe











 International Art and Soul have 'All Hallows Eve Tic Tac Toe' as their challenge theme, set by design team member Sall. I used the middle horizontal line.

My Halloween card is a 6x6 card blank by Crafts UK. I decided to use this image and cannot remember where I got it. I don't even know if it was a digi that I've had for a while or whether it's a stamped image that has been ready and waiting for me. Anyway I think I'm well covered for Halloween. 

I coloured the image with my Promarkers before fixing to a mat of orange Papermill card. This was set at the top of the black base mat, again by Papermill. Just before I set the black mat down I lay a strip of ribbon across between the image and the bottom of the card. On top of this I set a small image of a spell and skull which looked quite spooky. I'm not sure if this is from Clip Art images. I'm sorry I'm not more helpful with sources for the main image or the spell image - I'm putting it down to my age. lol

Oops, I forgot to say that I used the middle horizontal line.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a Critter (not sure what sort of critter but I think I'm safe)
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Craft Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an animal - does mine count?
Daisy Chain - Autumn and/or Halloween
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween Colours
Fab n Funky - Spooky Season
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with option punch/die

Thank you all, once again,  for visiting.

Sunday, 10 October 2021

INTAAS - Use mainly Yellow and Orange






Come and join us over at International Art and Soul with our theme of Use Mostly Yellow and Orange. This was set by design team member CG.

My card blank is a 7x7 scalloped by Crafts UK. The yellow card is by Hobbycraft and was cut with s Spellbinder scalloped die, The orange card which was matted on to the yellow, is by Papermill and was also cut with a Spellbinder scalloped die. These were set as the base mat for the image of the dog. I coloured him with my Promarkers before carefully tearing him out. The image was then edged with a Distress Ink before centring him on the mat. I love this image of the dog, I think it's by Bugaboo but please correct me if I'm wrong. To complete the card I added three small peachy coloured pearls to the bottom corners of the orange mat. The pearls are from Mei Flower.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Critter Crazies - Anything goes with a critter
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Must have animals
Beyond the Blue - Layered Die Cuts

Sunday, 26 September 2021

INTAAS - Furry Friends






After taking a short break I'm back with  International Art and Soul for the challenge of  Furry Friends - an animals theme set by design team member Debbie.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The dusky pink background paper is from Costco - I bought a case full of 12x12 papers, double sided, about twelve years ago and I'm still using them. The image is from one of Joanna Sheen's CDs and is set on a backing of navy blue card, by Creative Expressions, near the top of the card. Under the image I set three rows of paper dots (I've forgotten their real name), oops, it's Card Candi, in three different shades. A crafting friend, Chell, reminded me of the name. Card complete, simple but I quite like it.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Must have animals

Thank you all for visiting, have a good day, stay safe.



 

Sunday, 29 August 2021

INTAAS - Birthday






Please come and join us at International Art and Soul and show us your take on the challenge of 'Birthday' chosen by DT member Chriss. 

I've used a scalloped 7x7 card blank by Craft UK. I used Spellbinder dies to cut out 2 scalloped cards in turquoise and red as the mat for the white scalloped image. This image is a favourite of mine but I cannot remember who drew it - I think it's a Bugaboo but please correct me if I'm wrong. I coloured the cute little elephant with my Promarkers. This card was to be for my daughter in law's niece and she was going to be the grand old age of 18. I printed a ClipArt figure 18 and cut it with a spiky scalloped Spellbinders die before edging with a turquoise Distress Ink. This was added to the top right corner of the image. Apparently she was thrilled to bits with this happy card.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes with colouring
Crafty Creations- Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with Promarkers
The Paper Shelter - Colour It
Ike's World - Anything Goes with option of Animals
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes


Sunday, 15 August 2021

International Art and Soul - CAS






The challenge over at International Art and Soul is CAS - Clean and Simple, set by DT member Maggie.

Once again I'm using a Craft UK card blank but this time it's not a square!

I used a stamp by Judi Ikins and it's called Wispy Bamboo. The small sentiment is by Glenda Waterworth. They were both stamped directly on to the card blank using a Moss Green Distress Ink. I know that a bamboo is not a weed, nor a flower, but I had to have one removed from my raised garden bed not long after I moved here - it was growing like a weed and was huge. The sentiment is very true in lots of respects - thinking of the pretty buttercups and dandelions but certainly not that bamboo. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Slimline card
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Stinkin' Inkers - Long and Skinny

Thank you to all my visitors.

Sunday, 1 August 2021

INTAAS - Mode of Transport






Hello again, it was time for my challenge theme and I chose 'Mode of Transport' so come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My  card blank is, once again, a 7 x 7 by Craft UK. My chocolate brown card is by Creative Expressions and was set as the mat. I used Spellbinder dies to cut the green centre piece and the yellow 'sun', both cards by Papermill. The image is from one of Joanna Sheen CDs and I set it on the green shaped card with a row of green Mei Flower gems below it. I also used a strip of green gem ribbon which is from my stash of ribbons that I bought in America quite a few years ago. The stash is still going strong! 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:


Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Gem of a Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an animal
Crafts Galore - Anytthing Goes

Sunday, 18 July 2021

INTAAS - Use stitching or beads







This theme was set by team member Tricia/Josephine over at International Art and Soul. Why not come along and join us with this fun theme?


My card blank is a 7.7. by Craft UK. The red card used for the mat is by Hobbycraft and the teal card is by Sue Wilson. I embossed the red card with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of buttons. I added a strip of white lace, from Craft Box UK, across one corner and then fixed the image from a Joanna Sheen CD and matted on to teal card, across the left side. In the top corner I added a small diamante buckle, bought from a friend a few years ago. I filled it with teal coloured seed beads from Craft Box UK along with three of their larger teal beads.

I've added two images as the first is a photograph which isn't perfectly clear although the colours are spot on. The second is s scan and is slightly better although the colours are dark. Hmm.

I'm adding this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Feminine, For a Lady
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ribbon, Twine or Lace
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes



Thank you all for visiting, I hope you have a good day.



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