Sunday 6 November 2022

INTAAS Christmas Card

Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with your Christmas Card - a theme set by design team member Christine.

My card is a 6x6 scalloped blank by Craft UK.

I used an embossing folder of cascading Christmas emblems on the front of the card but I can only remember that I bought the folder from the internet and there's no name on it. The coloured card is from Papermill and I used Spellbinder dies to cut two scalloped ovals, one red and one green. The image was stamped from a set of stamps given as a free gift with a Practical Publishing magazine. I coloured him with my Promarkers before cutting with a Spellbinders oval die. I set the image on the mat of green and red ovals and set it as the centrepiece. 

Thank you for your visits to my blog over the past year - have a lovely Christmas and all the very best for you and yours at New Year.

Sunday 23 October 2022

IMTAAS - Happy Fall Y'All

Come along and join us at International Art and Soul. Design Team member Debbie chose the theme of Happy Fall Y'All.

My card is a 7x7 by Crafts UK. The brown card is from Papermill. I chose the quote from the internet and after printing it  backed it with more brown card as the centrepiece. I used a small patch of SnipArt to add a little texture. The SnipArt was supplied by Craft Box UK. The paper depicting leaves is from 'I know not where' and after searching my craft room for pads, etc. I still have no idea, sorry.

I'm on a break at the minute but appreciate any comments left for me.

Sunday 9 October 2022

INTAAS Orange and Black

This challenge theme was set by DT member Chriss and it's Orange and Black. Come long and join us at International Art and Soul, we'd love to see you.

My scalloped card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK. The coloured card is by Papermill and the image is one from Saturated Canary. I cut the card with two Spellbinders scalloped dies and once the image was coloured I also cut this with the smaller die. I used my trusty Promarkers to colour the image. Very simple but done.

I won't be entering my card into any challenges as I'm taking a rest for a short while to refresh myself!

Thank you all for supporting me over the past few years, it's very much appreciated.

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.