Wednesday, 26 April 2017

April Rudolph Day


I've used my Card-io stamps for these cards. The second card is the first one I made - I had a smudge at the very last minute so had to add some extra stamps and then to my eye it look crowded. So I added a vellum wrap to hide some of the detail - but by then I had also done a second take of the scene as I had originally intended it, so that is the first card.
For both cards I used an embossing folder background with CE glitter kiss applied over the top. On the first card I used an embossing folder on vellum, cut out the greeting and again used glitter kiss over the top. 
I'm entering these cards in Mo's Rudolph Day challenge and also in the Stamping Sensations challenge which is for "anything goes".

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

LIM #325 Stripe

The challenge on the Less is More challenge blog for "stripe" had me thinking - but no - couldn't think of any supplies I had that would do. Instead I took my TH distress crayons and swiped them over the card then using a SU set stamped and embossed over the top, cut out with a die from Swedish House Crafts. I then used a sentiment die and drew over with the crayons again.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Get Well Wishes at Ooh la la Challenge blog

It's Wynn's turn to choose our challenge over at Ooh la la challenge blog this time. She's chosen "Get Well Wishes".

I've used Yesterday's Memories cdrom for my image which I think fits Wynn's challenge perfectly.
I printed the background DP and then inked around the edges adding some faux stitching with a fine liner pen. I mounted the main image onto some silver burnished card and then added the faux bow and sentiment - all from the cdrom.

Hope to see you over at the challenge this time.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Architecture at The Male Room

I've had this X-cut die set for a long time, and finally it has been put to use! I cut out using CE midnight blue pearlescent card rather than using black card. I then cut the other elements using some red card and using a PB London scene stamp added the "London" and tower bridge.

My card is for the current Male Room challenge of "Architecture".

Friday, 21 April 2017

A nice cuppa on national tea day

It's National Tea Day today - so I thought it fitting - albeit a bit late in the day to make a card to celebrate and also fit the challenge at Cuttlebug Mania which is "a nice cuppa".

I had a card mapped out in my head and when I went to get the die I found I don't actually own it!!! I appear to have the others in the Tonic set with a shoe, a cocktail etc but not the tea cup? So instead I used these dies and stamps from Sheena Douglass and a sentiment from a Whimsey stamp set.

The papers are some very old Anna Griffin which I have in a pile to be used - today was finally the day.

I do have a cuttlebug but used my Spellbinders manual platinum machine to cut the dies.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Hiding snippets

My card has a little bit of an autumnal look about it today - that's because I needed to make a card featuring acorns. I found a digi of some acorns and then wondered what to do with it. I remembered I had this spellbinders confetti die, which if I cut up the digi I could actually stretch the snippets from the first cut to fit in three circles on the card. I used a sheet from my new SU pad which has this lovely bokeh effect paper in it. I also had some autumn snippets left but they weren't all complete leaves, so again - I hid part of them behind the die. Finally I finished by adding a SU sentiment.

Off to to the snippets playground.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mid month reminder for Spring at Penny Black & More challenge

A little reminder of our challenge over at Penny Black & More challenge blog, this month the theme is Spring.

For my DT card I went with the colours that I associate with Spring and also what would have been known as "Sunday Best" dress and hat back in the day. This reminds me so much of Easter Sunday.

To make my card I used another one of the pre printed parchment panels I had - you can see another I used here. Again I used pan pastels to colour it and then using the PB set 30-115 Lace Delight I stamped and paper pieced the dress and hat.

Hope you can join us over at the challenge blog, or if you've already entered it would be lovely to see you again. As always we have fantastic prizes on offer from our generous sponsors who this time are Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Tattered Lace and Stix2.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone -hope you are having a nice break and not eating too many chocolates!

My card is for the CD Sunday challenge - Spring colours. I've used Pollyanna Pickering's British wildlife cdrom for the printed elements. I chose the "embossed" topper so that is why it has a little bit of a grain to the picture.

I've added a few die cuts and double mounted "Easter" so it stands away from the image.