Monday, 24 October 2016

Tiny Tots @ Ooh la la Creations Challenge blog

It's time for our new challenge at Ooh La La Creations. Thanks so much to everyone who entered our last challenge which was my pick of Shades of Autumn. So many lovely entries made it hard to choose just three. Don't forget to check on the blog today to see if you won or made the top three.

Our new theme chosen by Michelle is Tiny Tots. I've used the Paula Oakley collection cdrom for my image and papers.
I love doing jigsaws and so this image made me think of one. I used a stencil to trace the jigsaw outline all over the image and then cut one away to place on the card. I used word to create my sentiment which I printed onto one of the tags. Finally I added one of the very realistic paper ribbons from the cdrom.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you at the challenge blog with your entry. 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sparkle and Shine @ Allsorts and a little baking

I am on a Christmas card making streak at the moment, so when I saw the challenge at Allsorts this week was Sparkle and Shine, I knew I had just made a card perfect for that challenge.

I used gloss white card to cut a frame and little stand to emulate a snowglobe. The glitter is paper made from an old glitter kit I rediscovered and the little sentiment is the one I used yesterday with some snowflakes from the same set. A little silver glitter brushing to "ground" the globe.

I made this lovely spiced fruit loaf from the recipe over on Jane's blog Onions and paper - I can recommend it - tastes lovely.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

LIM #299 recipe - acetate or vellum

 I saw a technique for embossing acetate and colouring it with aqua tints. I have just got this CC tree embossing folder and thought it would look good using the technique with white and silver paints. That was a few days ago and it has sat on my desk unused because it didn't seem to fit with what I wanted to do.

When I saw the Less is More challenge this week was acetate or vellum I decided to give it another go. I had a brainwave of using CE cosmic shimmer gilding polish on the back of the acetate and I am so pleased with the result. I actually made the green one below first, but then thought about using a mix of other colours and like that one better.

I stamped the deer from a Sheena Douglass set and cut around the top of them. I then cut a frame from white gloss card and added a sentiment which was in a free magazine set last year.
I love this embossing folder it brings back memories of the woods in Canada last year when I took this photo.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Christmas Clarity

The current Clarity challenge is for circles or squares. I decided to have two circles on this card, my bauble and the moon. All the stamps are from Clarity.

I masked off my card with a circle cut from copy paper and then used ink direct to the card to create the background with a little glitter.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Christmas snippets

Just popping into the snippets playground with this Christmas card made from snippets. The smallest snippets are from tiny pieces of mirri card that I keep thinking do I need? - but now I have these shadow box frames with tiny dies I think I do!

The robin is from Hobby Art and the sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set. I used aqua tints to paint the background and the stamped image.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

mid month reminder for Penny Black & More challenge

I'm here with my DT card to remind you of our challenge ths month over at Penny Black & More. We are looking for cards that use these colours as their inspiration

October colour inspiration

For my card I've used Penny Black Happy Notes with some Hunkydory card as a base and the embossing folder is from Crafters Companion magazine free gift. I used versamark ink in the folder and then applied gilding flakes. Two little photo corners to finish it off are from a TL die set.

Here's a close up of the embossing.

Look forward to seeing what you create or if you have already entered you have plenty of time to get your maximum 3 entries in. As usual we have fantastic prizes on offer and of course if you use a PB stamp the chance to be a GDT.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Save the Date make for Creative Expressions

Morning everyone. Over on the Creative Expressions blog the DT are celebrating weddings with some wonderful makes.

For my DT make I have made a Save the Date card using the CE Arbour Gate die as the focal point.
If you would like to see how I made the card I have step by step instructions on the powerpoint below.

Please do visit the blog to see what my teamies have made and will be making.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

LIM week 298 - Spiders or insects

I've bought a Spellbinders spider and web die set as one of the Grandchildren was into Spiderman - but before I could make a card he was into WWE (Wrestling) so I never got to use the die - until today! I had also bought an IO spiders web stamp which I intended to use on some cards at some point, so again today was the day and here are the results.

 The above card is a background I created on blotting paper with brushos, I embossed the web over the top with ivory and stamped with a foilage stamp too in grey. The sentiment says Lose yourself in nature and find peace - which as it was stamped over the embossing doesn't show up too well but I thought went with the essence of the sentiment.
This last set I nearly forgot about - from the last release from Clearly Besotted.
All of this is for the Less is More challenge where they want to see spiders or insects.