Sunday 18 February 2018

IAAS Use stuff you already own

The theme to challenge you this time at International Art and Soul is  a simple one - use stuff you already own.

My card blank is an 8x8 by Craft UK. The glitter backing paper is from a First Edition paper pad named Hideaway which I've had for years. The green card from Papermill was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder before being matted on to tan Papermill card. The Snipart birds and branch are both from Craft Box. The sentiments were freebie stamps from a magazine and then they were cut with Spellbinder dies. Three Mei Flower gems were added to the lower sentiment. I've had most of these items for years, apart from the Snipart which I've only had since November. My card is going to a friend who lived two doors away from me in my last house. I hope he likes it.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For a Friend
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday 4 February 2018

International Art and Soul - Texture

This challenge theme  'Texture' was set by me and if you come over to International Art and /Soul you can join us and see what all my team mates have made.

First of all I must apologise for the image. My camera broke before I had the chance to take a photo so I had to use my mobile phone camera - not ideal. It's not as clear as it could be. I did try scanning it but that wasn't good either. 

My card blank is a scalloped 8x8 by Craft UK. I had already decided on another design but when I'd almost finished the separate elements I didn't like the card as I started to build it. I scrapped the idea and started again!

I bought the organza strips from Hobbycraft a couple of years ago because I loved the colours. I'm a sucker for green.I almost tore my hair out trying to make them stay where I wanted them. I did eventually manage it by securing them with double sided tape. I'd had a phase of winning digi images just before Christmas and this one was from Rick St Dennis. I coloured her with Promarkers and cut with a classic Spellbinder oval die matting it on to lime green card by Papermill and cut with the Spellbinder scalloped die. I set her across the organza strips on raised pads. A brass charm by Craft Box was tucked slightly under the image to the right. Three green gems were set in top right corner. I generated the sentiment on the computer, matted it on to green card after cutting both with scalloped dies. I raised it on pads and set to the left of the image.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Cards
Simon  Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Digi  Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite Colour

Thursday 1 February 2018

MAWTT Love - Wedding, Valentine, Anniversary, etc.


Please come over to Moving Along with the Times and join us for the challenge theme of Love - this can include Valentines, Engagements, Weddings and Anniversaries. This challenge theme was set by Jackie Trinder.

My card blank is a 6 x 6 by Craft UK. I used freebie stamps from a magazine to make the background. The heart and flower were stamped in Cocoa Distress Ink. The other two stamps, the large heart and the word Anniversary were also freebies and I stamped these and heat embossed them in red. I matted the white sheet on to bright red card, from Papermill, before setting on to the card blank. Quite simple but I think, and hope, it looks quite effective.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes