Monday 25 November 2013

Crafty Cardmakers CAS

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Viv who has chosen the theme of CAS or Clean and Simple.

I found this challenge a little tricky as I love my layers and embellishments, so after 4 attempts (all fine, but they were crying out for ink or more embellishments, in my opinion) I decided this might just squeeze in under CAS.

I found a lovely card by Lindy Lou that I took my inspiration from.

I printed the flourish on my PC and added some die cut baubles by Spellbinder and a couple of hand tied bows.

I finished with a simple sentiment stamp by Inkylicious which was also cut out with a spellbinder die.

I couldn't resist adding a little distress ink around the edges and mounting it on some pearlescent blue card.

I also used this design to create some Anniversary cards as October/November seem to be the months for Wedding Anniversary's amongst my Family & Friends.  I have had a total of 7 to make, so decided to look for a really simple idea to make them in bulk.

I was really happy with them until my SIL pointed out that I had spelt 'tomorrow' wrong.  I still can't get my head around the fact I have been spelling it with a double m all these years and its wrong, I still keep doing it!!!!

We are sponsored by
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER

We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show! They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Dream Valley Challenges - CAS
Crafty Calendar Challenge - All things Xmas
Scrapbooker phd - Christmas without Red or Green
ABC Christmas - Winter wishes
Crafty Creations - Christmas
C is for Challenge - Ornaments
Make my Monday - Contemporary Christmas
Victorine Stamps - Non Traditional Christmas

Monday 11 November 2013

Crafty Cardmakers #104 Paper Piecing

This Fortnights challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Viv, who has chosen the theme 'Paper Piecing'

Viv would like to see something paper pieced on your project. You could, for example, paper piece a flower, part of your image such as a character's clothing, you could even paper piece an animal image for a funky look.. I am sure you can think of other ideas!

For my project i used an image by one of our sponsors Saturated Canary called 'Ava'.

I have paper pieced her dress and the balloon with some papers I printed from a Papermania CD.

I am really pleased with how she turned out, although I was so focused on the paper piecing I didn't think to colour her before hand and so some spots were a little tricky as there was clear glue there, that I couldn't colour over.

I used Copics for her hair and pro markers for the skin, boots, trousers and bow.

The flowers and leaves are a recent purchase from ebay and the dies are all Spellbinders.

We are sponsored by 

with two of their fabulous digis


and also by

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line

I look forward to seeing your creations and thanks for visiting.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Dis Digi Designs - Girly
In the Pink - Ribbons & bows
Seize the Birthday - Birthday

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Bright & Hot

This months challenge over at Lavinia Stamps is Bright Hot colours, so I decided to create something using pink and orange, which I think look fab together, I think I may need a brighter orange though!!

I used the following Adirodack Inks: Lemonade, Peach Bellini, Sunset Yellow & Raspberry.

The Orchids are stamped in Victorian pink distress ink and the stars and fairies in Purple & Black Versafine Ink.

For the 'Believe' wording I stamped with clear embossing powder, then mixed some yellow and red Mica powder with clear sparkly embossing powder and heat embossed.

I coloured the ribbon with the Raspberry and Peach Bellini Adirondack Ink and tied in a double bow.

To finish I mounted onto Orange and Pink textured card.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Lavinia Stamps - Bright Hot Colours
Tuesday Taggers - Colour Explosion (Bright Seasonal Colours)
Amusing Challenge - Autumn Colours