Sunday 29 October 2017

IAAS - Add a tag or charm

Hello again - I'm back after a very unsettling house move. The removal men were pleasant enough but their common sense was almost non-existent. After a great deal of help I'm eventually sorted and my craft room is once again in working order.

This theme over at International Art and Soul is 'Add a tag or charm' and as you can see I've added a wooden tag from Docrafts. I used a Sakura gelly roll pen to write 'Lest we forget' on the tag and then I had to think about the rest of the design, My mojo is not at its best but this is the first card I've made for months so I think it's making a comeback. I've had the poppy napkin for ages and used it once for a card a few years ago so I knew it would work for this one. I chose the section on the napkin that I needed and carefully cut round it before sticking to the white paper. I set the white paper against bright red card from Papermill as the mat, which I thought looked good against the Craft UK ivory card blank. Once the napkin had dried I set the tag in the top right corner and added a red ribbon to it. Three red Mei Flower gems were added to the top left and bottom right corners. Then I went to bed!

The following day I looked at it again and decided it needed more so I typed up the two verses. I printed them in grey so that they weren't too stark and then tore around the edges. I used a grey Promarker to edge them and set them in place.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Cardz4Guyz - Remembrance. Sympathy, Thinking of You
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore  Encore - Anything Goes

Thursday 26 October 2017

MAWTT Add a tag or charm

I'm pleased to say that I'm back after my house move. I'm also pleased to say that I'm eventually settled and it's beginning to feel like home,

This theme for this challenge was set by me and it's 'Add a tag or charm'. Come along and join us at Moving Along with the Times and check out what the rest of Team B have made.

I used a 7x7 Craft UK card blank. I stamped the tree image with a Bee Crafty stamp using a brown Memento ink pad. The image was matted on to dark green Papermill card leaving a very thin border. The First Edition green patterned paper was again matted on to dark green card leaving a thin border as before. The white mat was added to the base mat and an owl charm, from Craft Box, was tied in the top corner with baker's twine. I'd cut out three acorns from the patterned paper and these were added to the bottom corner. Silver stones from John Lewis were added along the base of the tree - just because I thought they looked nice. lol To finish off the card I cut two arrows in the patterned paper and set them to the right and top left of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Brown sugar - Orange, brown and green
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Penny Black - Close to Nature
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting. I'm so glad to be back.