Sunday 23 July 2017

International Art and Soul - Dies

'Dies' is the theme over at International Art and Soul and I've used lots of them! 

My card blank is 7x7 by Craft UK. The first die was a Spellbinders large scalloped square and I used gold card for this one. On top of that was a dark blue square and then a smaller gold square, again by Spellbinders. The card used is by Papermill. The image is from a local history forum I'm on and after it was posted I asked if I could use it for my son's birthday card. It's a white badge on a black circle and this was matted on to the gold square. You might have gathered that I'm a Geordie and am very proud of the fact because I truly believe that you could not meet friendlier people in the whole of the UK. My son Peter was about to have his 50th birthday so I used Spellbinder dies again for the 50 cut in gold. This was set at the top left. He has been working and living in London for almost thirty years now but is still a Geordie at heart. (For anyone who doesn't know - a Geordie is someone who was born on the banks of the Tyne, strictly speaking Newcastle or Gateshead.)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Where in the World
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Clean and Simple of Fussy and Fancy - I think mine's classed as fussy!
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting and for leaving me your comments. They're much appreciated.

Hazel x

Sunday 9 July 2017

International Art and Soul - Elements of Nature

The theme this time at International Art and Soul is 'Elements of Nature' so please use your imagination and join us.

I used a card blank by Craft UK and then matted on to it a tan coloured sheet of handmade Indus paper by Paper State. The background paper of leaves is from a painting by my late husband, Eric. His painting hangs in my bedroom. When I printed it my printer was playing up and it didn't print properly, making blueish lines, but I actually liked it so decided to go with it in that form. I used my many Spellbinder dies to cut the leaves in many colours.  The sentiment is one of my favourites and after printing it I cut it out and edged with Distress Ink. I added the leaves around the sentiment and then added some gold stones to some of the gaps. I bought the stones in John Lewis about twelve or thirteen years ago because I thought they'd be good in my card making but I haven't used them that much. Large jars of gold, silver and red will keep me going for many years, lol

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday 6 July 2017

MAWTT Wedding/Anniversary/Engagement

Wendy set the theme for the challenge over at Moving Along withe the Times and it's Wedding/Anniversary or Engagement. My card can be used for any one of those celebrations as you can see.

My card blank is a scalloped 8x8 by Craft UK.  I used the Tied Together embossing folder by Couture Creations as the background. It was matted on to Anita's silver card. My Spellbinder dies of a heart shaped lock and key were cut out in a patterned silver card before being set in the bottom right corner. Joanna Sheen's dies of flowers were cut out in white as I'd decided to keep the card white and silver.  I added these to the top right and bottom left corners. The sentiment was generated on the computer in Scriptina font before being cut and backed with silver card. Mei Flower 'diamonds' were added to the sentiment and then I set it in the top left and raised it on pads.

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/option Create a Sentiment
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting.