Sunday 28 February 2021

INTAAS Natural World at Christmas

The theme for this challenge was set by Sall and is entitled 'Natural World at Christmas - NO Robins'. Please come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

My card blank is a 6x6 by Crafts UK. The base mat is paper by Costco that I bought many years ago. On top of that I mounted a beige mottled paper. The stamp in the top corner I bought at Ally Pally craft fair years ago too. I have no idea who made it as it was in a cellophane packet with no name attached - I think it may have been in a pack of three stamps as I have no idea why I would have bought this one in particular. I have used it once before so it has come in useful for the second time! lol It was stamped in Memento Ink cocoa and not coloured in at all. I had been thinking of  showing images of various animals but then decided on plants. The holly and the ivy seemed to be perfect for this challenge. The stamp is by Serendipity Stamps and after I coloured it with my Promarkers I cut it carefully round the brown frame. The ivy is a Joanna Sheen die and I coloured that with my green Promarkers. 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you here again soon. x

Sunday 14 February 2021

INTAAS Off to Dinner

I'm the host for this challenge of 'Off to Dinner' so please come along and join us at International Art and Soul.

I would like to think that I would go off to dinner looking like this but I'm afraid it would never happen. lol I did enjoy going out for dinner with my husband but I never felt the need to get too dressed up, apart from the fact that we didn't go anywhere too fancy!

My 7x7 scalloped card blank is by Craft UK. The lilac card is foundation card by Sue Wilson and I used a Spellbinder large scalloped square die to cut it as the base mat. I used a sheet of Joanna Sheen's lace paper, which I've had for years, and then cut it with  another Spellbinder die to make a strip across the middle of the mat. The image is by Rick St Dennis and I love it. I coloured with my Promarkers and then cut it with a large oval Spellbinder die. I touched the edges with Distress Ink . The finishing touch was to add three small pearls to each scalloped corner of the lilac mat. I think that the pearls were a freebie pack from somewhere.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes with coloured image NOT pre-coloured
As You Like it - Rubber, clear or digi and why - I prefer digis because they give a clear image and the Rick St Dennis classy ladies are all beauties!
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Passion for Markers - Celebrations - we're off to dinner to celebrate!
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes