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Sunday, 25 September 2022

INTAAS - Wood/Trees





Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our challenge theme of 'Wood/Trees' set by Mimi.

I'm sure you've probably seen a couple of my previous cards with these words written but they are so beautiful and thoughtful that I had to feature them again. I'll also tell you why they are so special to me.

When I was 15 I went on holiday with my cousin Jenny, her husband David and their daughter Joan to a cottage miles out into the country. No other houses in sight and very peaceful. One evening we were going to a pub - I'm not sure if David knew the owner but I know that Joan, who was 13, and I played in the hayloft of the pub until it was getting dark. When we went inside the pub for a drink and some crisps David was asked if he would sing for the customers. (I didn't know that David could sing). He sang these words which I had never heard before and I can remember thinking that it was beautiful. The customers and staff thought so too and David was given a roaring ovation when he sat down. Many years later my husband, sons and I went on our first visit to the USA and stayed with friends in North Carolina. Another couple of friends picked us up to go out for the day and we went to a forest where we saw the most fantastic trees. I didn't know the name but on our walk round this beautiful place there was a plaque with the name of the Joyce Kilmer area and underneath the words of his poem 'Trees'. I read it and got goosebumps because I realised that these were the words that David had sung all those years before. Since then I've noted that Paul Robeson actually sang this song and recorded it and I've listened to it a few times since. I still think that David's version was perfect and is such a happy memory for me. Although I always enjoyed Paul Robeson, from my memory David sang it beautifully. 

Now on to my card details.

Once again a 7x7 card blank by Crafts UK. Dark brown card from Papermill as the base with a sheet of wood patterned in a book by Papercraft Inspirations. I printed the words on my computer and then backed it with brown card to set at the top left. I then cut a rectangle of the same brown card, overlapping it slightly on the words card, before affixing a small wooden tree by SnipArt plus a brass tree charm, both by Craft Box UK. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times - Trees and/or Leaves
The Male Room - Song Title
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Goes
Gem of aa Craft - Anything Goes






I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 11 September 2022

INTAAS -Transport





The theme for this challenge is 'Transport' so why not join us at International Art and Soul with your ideas? The challenge was set by design team member CraftyGirl

My card blank is  7x7 by Crafts UK.

I started by cutting a maroon card to fit the card blank leaving a small white edge and then cut bright red card to fit on top of the maroon. This was the mat for the Dr Who tardis image which was copyright free from the internet. I added it to the centre of the mat and then generated the sentiments on my computer. 'Happy Birthday Michael' is for my great-nephew's birthday and he is a massive Dr Who fan. That was set at top left and bottom right was a fun comment 'Michael WHO?' 

The coloured card is all from Papermill, the sentiments cut with a Spellbinder circle die, both sentiments edged roughly with Promarkers to, hopefully, emulate the edges on the tardis image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Add a Sentiment
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Gem of a Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes


Sunday, 28 August 2022

INTAAS - Birthdays






'Birthday' is the theme set for this challenge over at International Art and Soul and was set by DT member Chriss.

Once again my card blank is a 7 x 7 by Craft UK. 

The base mat is yellow card by Hobbycraft topped with a CostCo paper in mottled green. I used this image that I last used about 2016 but I still can't remember who created this digi. I coloured him with my Promarkers and cut him with a Spellbinders oval die before matting on to a green scalloped oval. The only addition was the Happy Birthday sentiment set at the top left. I have a sheet of these sentiments which are sticky backed ready to fix to a coloured card of your choice as a background plate. I'm not sure where I got them from as I've had them for years and only used or two.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
AAABirthday - Anything Goes Birthday
digidesign - Add a sentiment
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes

Hope to see you next time. 

Sunday, 14 August 2022

INTAAS The colours of Fruit





This challenge theme is 'The Colours of Fruit' and was chosen by DT member Jennie over at International Art and Soul.

After much thought I decided to use some die cut leaves to show the colours of various fruits.

My card blank is a 7 x7 by Craft UK.

I used yellow card by Hobbycraft as the base mat and then topped it with a caramel coloured card by Sue Wilson which I'd embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of leaves. I then used my various Spellbinder leaf dies to cut out an assortment of leaves. I was thinking of oranges, lemons, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries but I'm not sure what I was thinking of for the bright green leaf at the bottom!  lol

After arranging them at the bottom of the mat my only addition was the Happy Birthday sentiment which I generated on the computer before backing with more red card and setting at the top right. The various card was all supplied by Hobbycraft, Papermill and Sue Wilson.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Summer + a Sentiment  (all these fruits remind me of summer)
Seize the Birthday - No Stamping
AAA Birthday - Anything Birthday Goes
Arty Divas - Birthday
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes


Once again, that's it till next time, hope to see you then. 

Sunday, 31 July 2022

INTAAS - HAPPINESS






Come along and join us at International Art and Soul and show us what you can do with the theme of 'Happiness'. I chose the theme, did so quite a few months ago and came the time to make my card and I was lost! How can I choose a theme and then be baffled as to what to make? I decided at the present time my happiness came from my crafting and so I made a colourful card with the word Happy on the front. 

My 7x7 card blank is by Craft UK. The purple card is by Papermill and I embossed it with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of flowers. Turquoise card, also by Papermill, was cut with a Spellbinder's large circle die as the centrepiece mat. I used Brushos in purple and blues as the background to the stencil of the word Happy and bubbles which I think was from Craft Stash, but I'm not 100% sure. After cutting with the large Spellbinder's circle die it was set against the turquoise circle. I then added 3 gems, in a mottled purple/blue, to each corner of the purple card. The gems were from Craft Box UK.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Alphabet - I is for Interests/Hobbies
Daring Cardmakers - Stencil It
Addicted to Stamps - Any Occasion
Dragonfly Dreams - Indoor Hobbies
Arty Divas - Anything Goes

Bye, see you next time.

Sunday, 17 July 2022

INTAAS - Masculine



Come along and join us again at International Art and Soul where the theme for this challenge was set by Maggie and is 'Masculine'.

My 7x7 card blank is by Crafts UK. The yellow and red card is by Hobbycraft. The image is by Bugaboo and I coloured him with my Promarkers. 

I embossed the red card with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of watches and clocks  before setting it on the yellow mat. After colouring the image I used a yellow Distress Ink to colour the torn edges. The sentiment was generated on my computer in red print and set on a red card mat at the bottom right of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Embossing wet or dry - I used dry
Digi Doodle Studios - 3 Layers or more
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes with option Balloons/flowers

Thanks for visiting. 

Sunday, 3 July 2022

INTAAS - Red White and Blue







The theme for this challenge is Red, White and Blue and was set by team member Chriss. Come and join us at International Art and Soul with your project.

I embossed a sheet of white card with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder of bunting before setting it against a bright blue mat - the blue card from Papermill. I die cut two red shapes, the top left is a die by Memory Box, if  my 'memory box' serves me correctly. lol  The bottom scroll die is by Spellbinders. The red card is by Hobbycraft.

Mr card blank is by Crafts UK.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art - Two colours, white doesn't count
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes