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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.



Thank you all

Sunday, 4 July 2021

INTAAS - Red, White and Blue






Come along to International Art and Soul and join in with DT member Christine's choice of challenge theme 'Red, White and Blue'.

I thought I'd be very patriotic at this time and use our national flag with two wonderful British landmarks and a guard.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I used a mat of dark blue card with a vertical red card strip, both by Hobbycraft. In the bottom section of the card I fixed the flag image with Tower Bridge and the Royal Naval College at Greenwich and a Horse Guard from the Household Cavalry Regiment alongside. I bought these as 'scraps' many years ago and had never used any of them. 

I'll probably send this as a birthday card to my great nephew on his birthday.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:


Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
DLART - Red, White and Blue
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - One for the Boys
Creative Moments- Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes





 

Sunday, 20 June 2021

INTAAS - Holiday, Home or Abroad







This card is for the challenge over at International Art and Soul which is 'Holiday - Home or Abroad' and was set by my fellow design team member Jennie.

Due to my eye problems at the minute I'm not able to colour images so I've had to resort to pre-coloured images or photographs and this one is a photograph. I took it yesterday in my back garden but I think I could have chosen a brighter day because this looks really dark and dismal. The only holiday I'm likely to get this year, again, is at home in my garden.

The blue and green cards are by Papermill and my card blank is a 7x7 by Craft K. I embossed the green card with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder. I fixed the photo on to blue card and set it as the focal point. The stamp saying 'Enjoy life's moments' was stamped in Memento ink in cocoa and set on blue card before adding to the bottom of the card under the photo. This is going to be the birthday card for my son who lives in Kent - a little view of my garden at the present time. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
AAA Birthday - Flowers




Sunday, 6 June 2021

INTAAS - Pre-made Topper (Use a pre-coloured image}





This theme was set by CG, DT member at International Art and Soul, so join us in the challenge of using a Pre-made Topper (pre-coloured image).

My card blank is a scalloped 7x7 by Crafts UK. I used Papermill pale pink card as the base mat, rounded the corners with a Carl punch and then added a lilac Papermill card, cut with a Spellbinders scalloped die on top. The pre coloured topper is from a Joanna Sheen CD but I'm sorry I've forgotten which CD it's from and I have too many to go through. In actual fact this is from when my printer was running out of ink and the colour is not a true image but when I printed it off I kept the sheet because I liked it so much. I've added a Craft Box dream catcher charm to the top right and a small charm reading 'Dreaming of the Sea' to the left. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes


My apologies if I don't get to visit your blog. I've developed hay fever at my age and am having great problems with my eyes. I'm taking antihistamines which have helped a little but not a lot. Ugh.