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Sunday, 28 February 2021

INTAAS Natural World at Christmas






The theme for this challenge was set by Sall and is entitled 'Natural World at Christmas - NO Robins'. Please come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My card blank is a 6x6 by Crafts UK. The base mat is paper by Costco that I bought many years ago. On top of that I mounted a beige mottled paper. The stamp in the top corner I bought at Ally Pally craft fair years ago too. I have no idea who made it as it was in a cellophane packet with no name attached - I think it may have been in a pack of three stamps as I have no idea why I would have bought this one in particular. I have used it once before so it has come in useful for the second time! lol It was stamped in Memento Ink cocoa and not coloured in at all. I had been thinking of  showing images of various animals but then decided on plants. The holly and the ivy seemed to be perfect for this challenge. The stamp is by Serendipity Stamps and after I coloured it with my Promarkers I cut it carefully round the brown frame. The ivy is a Joanna Sheen die and I coloured that with my green Promarkers. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you here again soon. x

Sunday, 14 February 2021

INTAAS Off to Dinner







I'm the host for this challenge of 'Off to Dinner' so please come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

I would like to think that I would go off to dinner looking like this but I'm afraid it would never happen. lol I did enjoy going out for dinner with my husband but I never felt the need to get too dressed up, apart from the fact that we didn't go anywhere too fancy!

My 7x7 scalloped card blank is by Craft UK. The lilac card is foundation card by Sue Wilson and I used a Spellbinder large scalloped square die to cut it as the base mat. I used a sheet of Joanna Sheen's lace paper, which I've had for years, and then cut it with  another Spellbinder die to make a strip across the middle of the mat. The image is by Rick St Dennis and I love it. I coloured with my Promarkers and then cut it with a large oval Spellbinder die. I touched the edges with Distress Ink . The finishing touch was to add three small pearls to each scalloped corner of the lilac mat. I think that the pearls were a freebie pack from somewhere.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes with coloured image NOT pre-coloured
As You Like it - Rubber, clear or digi and why - I prefer digis because they give a clear image and the Rick St Dennis classy ladies are all beauties!
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Passion for Markers - Celebrations - we're off to dinner to celebrate!
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Sunday, 31 January 2021

INTAAS Hearts






The theme for this challenge is 'Hearts' and was set by Chriss. Pop over to International Art and Soul and show us what you can do following this theme.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used Hobbycraft red card as the base mat and set a hearts paper on it leaving a small red border. The hearts paper is from Papercraft Essentials. The large heart is cut with a Joanna Sheen die and all the other hearts are cut with a Hobbycraft die set. I generated the sentiment on the computer, cut it with another of the Hobbycraft dies and set it on the larger red heart. The small hearts were set as a border along the bottom of the card.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges: 
As You Like It - True Love (Valentines)
Aud Sentiments - Sending Love + a sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes


Sunday, 17 January 2021

IAAS Winter





Join us again at International Art and Soul with your project this time featuring Winter, the challenge theme set by CraftyGirl.

I love seeing icicles and so I knew that my card would show these somehow but we don't have any here at the moment, I'm pleased to say. I had to resort to Google for some images and these were on ClipArt. I printed the image and then added Diamond Stickles to the stars twinkling on them. I added more of  the Stickles to the bottom so that it looks like a great snowy mass.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK and I matted on to it a base of dark blue glitter card. I've had this so long I have no idea where I bought it, sorry. On top of this I set the icicles hanging from the top edge. I generated the sentiment on my computer and after printing and cutting it out I edged it with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. This was then set across the bottom of the card. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes plus sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Snow Much Fun
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday, 3 January 2021

INTAAS - Landscape





Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our first theme of the New Year, chosen by Josephine, of 'Landscape'.

I'm afraid I wasn't feeling 100% towards Christmas as I'd just had a kidney stones operation. I'm beginning to feel my age catching up with me and so I took the liberty of what I feel is cheating a little. I didn't have the energy to make a landscape of my own so I used a painting that my late husband did as a Christmas card quite a few years ago. We had been out for a drive in Northumberland and he took a photograph of this wintry scene. When we got home he liked it so much he did a water colour painting of it and used it for our Christmas card that year. The painting was framed and has been in our sitting room ever since. When I moved to this smaller home I still wanted it near me so it hangs in my living room now.  When I took the photograph of it I caught the flash on the glass so it has a bright spot and I didn't know how to get rid of it. However, I think it adds a little something to the scene.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The caramel coloured card is by Sue Wilson and acts as the base mat. I trimmed the photo round the beige mount and then fixed it to a peach coloured card - I'm not sure if that's also by Sue Wilson. I used a Joanna Sheen die to cut the fancy border in the peach card and added that to the bottom of the image before adding it to the base mat. A quick and easy card which I hope passes judgement.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges: 

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
All Sorts - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Something in your Home


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL, THANKS FOR VISITING. STAY SAFE AND ENJOY THE TIMES AHEAD. 


Sunday, 6 December 2020

INTAAS - Anything with a Bow





This challenge theme is 'Anything with a Bow' so come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My card bank is by Craft UK and is 7x7. The orange card is by Papermill and after embossing with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder was set as the base mat. The image/sentiment is by Bugaboo and after printing it I coloured it with my ever present Promarkers in a vibrant orange with a few other colours to finish it off. I cut it with a Spellbinder die and set it centrally on the mat. Now to add my bow! I cut more of the orange card with what I think is a Memory Box die of the bow. After fixing it to the top right of the card it's ready to be posted at the beginning of January to a very good friend who will be 80 on her birthday.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes with Colouring
Polkadoodles Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes


Sunday, 22 November 2020

INTAAS Use Pink for a Pink Christmas





We were set this challenge theme by Jennie and it's 'Use Pink for a Pink Christmas'. Head over to International Art and Soul and show us what you do with this challenge.

Once again my card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The pink card is by Papermill and makes the perfect mat for this joyous sentiment and image by Bugaboo. I embossed the pink mat with the Tied Together embossing folder by Couture Creations. After printing the image/sentiment I coloured it with my Promarkers, obviously using pink as the main colour. I cut it with another of my numerous Spellbinder dies before fixing to the base mat. Mei Flower tiny pink pearls were added to the embossed background.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Craft Rocket - Christmas/Winter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes (with uplifting words)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Studio - Christmas/Winter (hand coloured)
Di's Digi - Emboss It (Wet or Dry)
Allsorts - Santa, Elves, Angels or Christmas

Thank you all for visiting, stay safe.