Saturday, 13 July 2019

#528 CAS at Allsorts Challenge

This week at Allsorts challenge Tracy has chosen the theme of CAS (Clean And Simple).

I decided to do something a bit different for me for my DT card. I used a set of stamps that came with a magazine to achieve the effect I was looking for.

First I stamped the sentiment and cut it out and then on the background card stamped some flowers and coloured with ink. Then I placed the sentiment over the top of the flowers. CAS!

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

#115 Christmas in July at The Male Room

Christmas comes early at The Male Room this time as we want to see "Christmas in July" for our challenge fortnight.

For my DT card I used a simple but effective technique of die cutting through a piece of embossed card. I cut out the image and then inset it back in from another piece of card. 

Then I used some of the snowflakes to decorate and added a sentiment die.

Hope to see you over at the challenge and you get a head start on your Christmas cards too!

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Summer colours at Penny Black & More challenge

As it is the beginning of July then our theme of Summer colours should be perfect for this month to get you inspired at Penny Black & More challenge.

For my DT card I used Penny Black & More summer fun set 30-107. I stamped the images over a brusho background and then used intense pencils to colour the images in. A few background papers, one of which had the flip flops on it, so they fitted my card perfectly. I added a little die cut sun too.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you over at the challenge this month where as always we have fantastic prizes on offer. You don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, all we ask is that stamping is the focal point of your card.

Our sponsors this month are Penny Black, Stamp Addicts and Craft Stash.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

#527 Summer Fun/Sport at Allsorts challenge

For our challenge at Allsorts this week Mervi has chosen the theme of Summer fun/sports.

My DT card hopefully covers both as it's sport but also some summer fun. I used a stamp from Crafters Companion on some preprinted designer paper. I then paper pieced his football kit and used a small football stamp on the larger circles of the designer paper.

The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set. Finally I just added a little colour here and there with promarkers.

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Laserowe First Love - Wedding for Swedish House Crafts DT


Lynn I'm here again today for Swedish House Crafts, with a card I've made for a wedding I'm attending next month. As soon as I saw this Laserowe First Love - Wedding Couple in Window chipboard I fell in love with it. I hope the happy couple the card is for love it too. I decided not to add any colour to it but use it as is.

I used the beautiful Maja Design Denim and Girls 6x6 pad and also a sheets of the 12 x 12 papers. I put the 6x6 behind the chipboard and then the 12x12 as a layer with the larger flowers. The paper flowers are from my stash.

I used the Roxstamps Congrats word die which is perfect as they are a modern couple and so the shortened greeting is just right for them. I cut it three times from mirrir card and layered it up.  I also added the border from the 12 x 12 sheet at the bottom. The pearl trim is from my stash.

Finally I added the heart die from the Roxstamps Nesting round dies pierced set along with some hearts I had in my stash leftover from another project (never throw away something that may be useful later on!).

Links to Products I used:
Chipboards - First Love - Wedding Couple in Window

Sunday, 30 June 2019

#Papernestdolls Queen of hearts Ellie for Swedish House Crafts DT

I'm here today with my take on the Paper nest doll Queen of hearts Ellie for Swedish House Crafts DT. I just love her dress - she is one of my favourite stamps.

I coloured her with promarkers. 

I used one of the Magnolia Business card letter tags cut from the Maja paper and then adhered a chipboard LOVE from the Laserowe Chipboards - Llama Love Text and Heart set

The papers I used are all from Maja Design Denim and Girls 6x6 pad. Can you see the tiny hearts on the background paper? The perfect die for this card is the cute Roxstamps heart hangers and they look lovely cut from the floral paper.

I used the Roxstamps Nesting round dies pierced and they come with a cute little heart which I also used on my card. These are one of my most used sets of dies I love them.

The ribbon and large heart and flamingo dies are from my own stash. Thanks for looking you can find links to the products I used here:
Paper nest doll Queen of hearts Ellie
Magnolia Business card letter tags
Roxstamps heart hangers
Roxstamps Nesting round dies pierced
Laserowe Chipboards - Llama Love Text and Heart
Maja Design Denim and Girls 6x6 pad

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Perfect Pairs at Allsorts challenge

This week at Allsorts challenge we are looking for "perfect pairs" by that we mean matching items such as a box and card or in my case I've decorated an envelope to match my card.

For my DT card I used a Crafters Companion cdrom called Destinations for the Paris background, and then stamped a Parisian Penny Black stamp over the top. Then keeping with my French theme I used the Paper Nest Doll Celine the French girl which is named after my teamie over at Swedish House Crafts.

You can get Paper Nest Dolls including this one from Swedish House Crafts.

I decorated the base of the card and envelope with a french script stamp by Stampin Up.

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog where as always we have more inspiration on the theme from my teamies.

This week the winner (chosen by random org) will win ......

kindly donated by Brenda to celebrate her birthday this week.

As I used a CD in the making of this card I'm also entering it into the current CD Sunday challenge #13for anything goes.

Yesterday I went to Liverpool to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition - absolutely loved it and I also had time to go around the rest of the museum to see some lovely costumes and other artists.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

To the Lighthouse - The Library Challenge

When I saw the challenge was "To the Lighthouse" at The Library Challenge I knew I had the perfect set of stamps. Or did I - because I couldn't find them. I looked and looked, then I thought - did I buy them? Does that ever happen to you?

Well luckily I had bought them - a lighthouse set by BeCreative stamps and they are builder stamps - which when I saw them demoed I thought how effective they were. Of course I can't now remember the demo, so hopefully I have used them correctly!

I used some paper from a Prima pad - I cut it in half and turned it around for the top part. I love the wording on this paper.

Well after all that searching, which began at the beginning of the week, I am only just in time to enter the challenge!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

#114 Multiple Layers at The Male Room Challenge

Our new challenge at The Male Room begins today and it's for "multiple layers".

I've really embraced the multiple layers challenge with this card. I even found an acetate pre printed sentiment that fitted just right over my other layers. 

I embossed the background to emulate waves, brushing over it with a little ink, then added a stamped image from a set of stamps that came with a magazine. I stamped and cut out the boat and paper pieced it to add another layer!

Looking forward to seeing how many layers you can come up with - check out the blog for inspiration from my teamies.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

True Colours

I just love stamps that feature New York and so I had to have this one by Carabelle studios. It's a large stamp and for it's first outing I stamped it out and wondered what to do with it.

When I saw the challenge at Stamping Sensations for True Colours I decided as NY is such a vibrant city a lot of colour would be perfect. For a change I decided to drip and blow with a straw the water colours down the image. 

I made a base from the some coloured card and then simply mounted the image, which I had roughed up the edges of. A die cut sentiment in the same colour as the base card finished it off.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Blue at CAS watercolour challenge

I bought a set of background stamps by Altenew and this is one of them. I thought it would fit the blue challenge at CAS Watercolour Card challenge by stamping it in blue ink onto a watercolour background I had made during a session. I took blue ink and sprayed it on my glass mat and then just soaked the card into it.

The sentiment came with the stamps too and I just stamped it and edged with some DI. I put it on a tent style card as I felt it didn't need anymore than this.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

#525 Soft Pastels at Allsorts challenge

Helene picked Soft Pastels for the theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

I used a TH stamp to make this CAS card which I coloured with TH distress inks. I die cut the sentiment and then used a wash over it to complement the flower.

Our sponsors this week are Craft Stash.

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The winner chosen by random org will receive this lovely die.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Twofer Bees

I was determined not to miss the Twofer challenge this month. Then I saw the theme was bees and wondered if I would be entering after all......

I remembered I had this tiny Lawn Fawn set with a bee and some hearts. For the first card I used some Pink Petticoat paper pad sheets and cut out a couple of circles. Then I used the "bee mine" stamp but altered it to "habee". The "To my" and Friend are from a Clearly Besotted set.

For my second card I used an embossing folder that when I saw it I just had to have - but this is the first time I have used it! I decided the sentiment could be a valentine on a postcard. I used a die for the "love" this time and the same sentiments as before. I added some more embossing from a hearts folder in the background. Then I lightly used TH distress ink red berries to highlight.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Blooms, butterflies and bugs reminder for Penny Black & More challenge

I'm here with a mid month reminder for our blooms, butterflies and bugs challenge over at Penny Black & More.

For my DT card I took a pre printed card blank and then simply stamped using Penny Black 4306L kisses in the sun wooden stamp and embossed over the top with Wendy Vecchi embossing powder in blue. I then used inktense pencils to colour the image. I added a sentiment from 30-297 sprinkles and smiles.

I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

Our sponsors are Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Stix2.