Thursday 21 December 2017

MAWTT Anything but a card

This challenge is to make anything but a card so I recycled a box for a friend. Come along to Moving Along with the Times and see what everyone else has made. Teams A and B are both playing along so there's lots to enjoy.

I buy quite a lot of Craft Box boxes that are full of mixed media items each month. When I empty the boxes they are perfect for recycling as they are sturdy boxes with a magnetic clasp on the front flap. This one happens to be bright pink so I continued the colour theme with my additions to the lid. I prefer to leave the rest of the box plain. The flower paper is from a pad that I've had for ages and I think it was by Stephanie Weightman. I cut the section that I wanted and fitted it to the lid. The top edge was quite plain so I decided to use a Spellbinder die to make a fancy border. I used a pink pearlescent card and the border die was from the Parisian set I believe. The wooden letters were from The Range and I painted them in pale pink acrylic paint before setting them at an angle across the plain section of the paper. Some of my Craft Box goodies came into play again and I added a section of Snipart circles/bubbles under the name. Two cabochons picturing roses were added to the design and the last embellishment was a 'diamond' butterfly that I won in a Facebook competition a while ago. I really loved the box myself and if my name had been Karen I wouldn't have wanted to part with it!! lol

I lined it with pink tissue paper and filled it with gifts for a supermarket worker who had been very kind to me over the past few years. I was due to move house and out of the area so would not be travelling to that supermarket any longer. I wanted to thank her for her kindness and she was thrilled and touched to receive it.

I'm entering my box into the following challenges:

I'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for a wonderful New Year.

Sunday 10 December 2017

International Art and Soul Lots of Sparkle

This challenge is all about 'Lots of Sparkle' so come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

I thought most of the Design Team would come up with Christmas cards so I decided to get on with my Birthday cards for next year - I have three in the middle of January so I'm making a start.
I won some digis from Rick St Dennis with one of my recent cards so I chose this 'Fabulous Feline' to colour. I used my Promarkers to colour her and I added a gem to her brooch on the collar. Some of my Spellbinder dies were tried before I opted for this shape. I edged with Distress Ink and set to one side. The card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK and I added a mat of bright yellow Papermill card topped with a First Edition glitter paper from their Hideaway pad. I'd already decided that I would use some of my jewelled ribbon that I bought in America a few years ago. It's the first time I've used this green and it goes nicely with the glitter paper so I set it down the left side and the image was placed to the right. I haven't yet decided whether to add a sentiment. There's lots of sparkle on this card so I'm sure my niece will love it. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Where did you get that hat?
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Show us your pussies - Anything Goes with a kitty
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Animal Magic
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends - Anything Goes with an animal

I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Happy Holidays.