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Sunday, 21 July 2019

IAAS Monochrome





Come along to International Art and Soul and join us with the 'Monochrome' theme.

I decided to go with black and white for my card.

I've used a 6x6 card blank by Craft UK. I cut a large black scalloped square with a Spellbinder die as the base mat. I next embossed a square of white card with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of clouds. The sentiment is one that I love. I received a card, just because, from some very old friends of mine who now live many miles away. The card was in aid of Barnardo's and designed by Kirsty R Walker so I presume the verse is also by her. I hope she doesn't mind me using the sentiment on my card. I printed it in black before cutting with an oval Spellbinders die and matting on to a black scalloped oval. I set it towards the bottom of the main mat and then added a stamped image of a feather, stamp by Visible image. I stamped it in black Memento ink before cutting it carefully, leaving a small white edge, before adding to the top left of the base mat. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes/Monochromatic
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

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

Sunday, 7 July 2019

IAAS Christmas in July





Why not come and join us for 'Christmas in July'? We're here at International Art and Soul with Jennie's theme. 

I've made a very simple card but it looks quite effective. I used a Craft UK card blank 6x6 in size. I made a mat of red card with bottle green card matted on top. All the card is from Papermill. The image is from a Joanna Sheen Victorian Companion CD. I printed it and then cut it with a Spellbinders oval die before matting on to a gold scalloped oval, again cut with a die by Spellbinders. The image was then set as the focal point on the card and it was finished. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Kitty Bee Designs - Christmas in July
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes

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



Sunday, 23 June 2019

IAAS Stars and/or Stripes





I chose the theme for the challenge this week and it's 'Stars and/or Stripes'. Please come along to International Art and Soul and join us.

My card blank is a 6x6 by Craft UK. I used a Bugaboo image and I coloured him with my Promarkers before cutting with a Spellbinder die. The striped paper is from a pad by The Works. My red grosgrain ribbon came into play and I added a strip to the bottom and top edges of the card. I've had these small gold stars for what seems forever so I decided to use some of them dotted around the image. I generated the sentiment on the computer  printing it in red and cutting with another Spellbinder die. Job done and the card is quite cool - my only hope is that the recipient isn't offended by the 'old man' image. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - You're so Punny
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Gores with option - Stripes
Fabrika Fantasy - For the Men/Boys

Once again, thank you all for visiting, I hope to see you next time.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

IAAS Pool Party





Come and join us over at International Art and Soul for our theme of 'Pool Party'. This challenge theme was set by Debbie and believe me when I say this one was a BIG challenge for me. 

My card blank is a 6x6 by Craft UK. The kingfisher coloured card is by Papermill and I embossed it with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of dots. This was the base mat for my images. I struggled to think of any stamps or dies that would fit this theme and eventually had to resort to the internet. These are both copyright free images of pool parties. The colours seemed to tie in nicely with my base mat so I sized them and then set them at an angle. I used a Craft Box UK Snipart sentiment 'happy days' which I thought went nicely with the images. Before fixing it in place I coloured it with a Starlight paint in Banana Yellow by Imagination Crafts. It gives it a gentle shimmer which looks good. Thank goodness this card was finished and it didn't take long once I'd set my brain in gear. lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - Eileen's Anything Goes 
Craft Rocket Challenge - Summer is Coming
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Always Fun - Summer Fun

Sunday, 26 May 2019

IAAS Lace and Pearls





'Lace and Pearls' is the theme set by Jane over at International Art and Soul so come and show us what you can do,

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder for the background and I matted it on to Papermill's maroon card as the base. The maroon lace emblem is by Craft Box UK and makes the perfect focal point. The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted Stamp and was stamped with my burgundy Promarker. I cut it with a Spellbinder die and then used the same Promarker to colour the fancy edge so that it would stand out against the white background. The pearl border is by Hobbycraft and I set it down the left side of the base mat.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

That's it for this challenge. I'll see you again soon.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

IAAS Ecology, Environment, Conservation





This theme was set by Sall 'Ecology, Environment, Conservation' . Please come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My card blank is 7x7 by Craft UK. The backing paper is by PaperArtsy and I matted it on to Papermill's dark brown card as the base mat. I stamped the image in Memento Ink in cocoa but I have no idea who made the stamp. I bought it at Ally Pally a few years ago. I chose not to colour the image  and after cutting it into a rectangle I used Distress Ink on the edges. Then it was set to the right of the base mat leaving some of the beautiful leaves on show. I added three wooden flowers, from Create and Craft many years ago, to the panel of leaves. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic DT - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Sunday, 28 April 2019

International Art and Soul - Birthday





Come and join us at International Art and Soul for CraftyGirl's theme of 'Birthday'. I'm sure you can all submit one here. lol

The card blank is an 8x8 by Craft UK. The lilac card is by Papermill and the background paper is from a paper pad by The Works. I made a base mat ready to hold the large focal point. My Spellbinder dies came into play again. I used a large classic circle for the main decoration which was daisies made with Tapestry stamps. I used Distress Inks in lilac for the daisies and various greens for the leaves. I left the centre blank and then distressed the edge of the large circle with Distress Ink. I generated the sentiment on the computer before cutting with a Spellbinder circle die and matting on to a scalloped circle, cut in lilac. This fitted perfectly into the blank centre on the large circle and I finished the card by adding Mei Flower gems to the lilac scallops.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges: 
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Ike's World - D for Dies/Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain - Make it Feminine
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday - Going Around in Circles

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