Sunday 19 June 2022

INTAAS - 4 Legged Friends

Please come along and join us at International Art and Soul to take part in our challenge theme of 'Four Legged Friends' which was set by Mimi.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK. 

I think it was almost twenty years ago when I ordered a book of gold and a book of silver glitter paper and in that time I've used probably one sheet of each! They are by Papermania and I decided to use a sheet of gold for the background to this lovely image of our four legged friends. 

When I first started my blog in 2011 I entered a Stitchybear blog challenge and won three images = this was one of them. When Stitchy sent them to me she asked if I would let her see what I did with them and I duly did that. She then asked me if I would join the design team and so started my first role as a blog design team member. I've lost count of how many teams I've been on since but that has changed over the past few years as I've slowed down. INTAAS is my team now and we have a super group of team members. 

Back to my card - I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then set it directly on to the gold paper as the mat. My only addition was a Spellbinder die cut in top right and bottom left corners. They were cut in brown card by Sue Wilson. Another simple card but I like it and the gold is much brighter in reality.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Cards 4 Galz - Die Cuts or Punches
Critter Crazy - Anything Goes with a Critter
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes with an Animal
Sweet Stampers - Animals

Sunday 5 June 2022


Please come along and join us for this challenge of 'Summer' the theme chosen by design team member Jennie, over at International Art and Soul.

I'm so behind with my DT cards and I'm desperately playing catch up. I just made it with this card. I bought four new plants last year for the large pots in my garden, a hydrangea and three senettis. The hydrangea was treated as advised by the garden centre, leaving the dead flower heads on until the frost had passed. This didn't work and it died. The senettis were in the shed over the winter and came out as spring arrived to no avail and they died too. My son and DiL were visiting and took me to the garden centre to get four new plants for the four, now empty, pots. One different type hydrangea, a freesia, a primula and a lupin. When I saw the lupin I had to have it as it reminded me so much of when I was a little girl. We had lupins of almost every colour in our garden and I loved them. Believe it or not it was a lovely sunny day when I took the photograph! This to me says summer. The irises I discovered when the raised beds were demolished. I nurtured them and they are repaying me with their beautiful colour. One pot of them is a little slower in flowering but I think one bud has opened today so it should be just as gorgeous as this one in the next few days.

Sorry I've waffled on but now I'll tell you what I've used for my card.

The card blank is a 7x7 by Crafts UK. The coloured card is by Papermill and Hobbycraft. I embossed the yellow card with a Crafter's Companion embossing folder. The doily I've had for probably 20 years. I cut the photo with a Spellbinder oval die and then it was set on top of all the layers as the focal point. I'm hoping the colours of the card remind you of summer, yellow, lilac and orange.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Beyond the Blue - Flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Summer Colours
Inspiration Station - Inspired by - A Flower Shop - happy memories
Use your Stuff - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting.