Saturday, 30 November 2013

LIM week 148 - sparkle

The choice of guest designer on Less is More is absolutely inspired this week, it's Gillian from made with sparkle - perfect. For my first card I've used my favourite SU product at the moment, the ornament punch with some of the SU glitter card and a DP. I used a glue pen to draw the cords and then added glitter, stamped the sentiment with Martha Stewart glue pad and added more glitter - sparkle!
For this next card, I came across some acetate sheets that are pre glittered  whilst I was looking for the neglected glue stamp pad. So I have simply cut one out and added to the card, sentiment same technique as before.

The cards look better IRL - tried to take this under my ottlite.
 I've added this close up as I can't really capture the wonderful sparkle from a distance.
I went to the dogs last night for a hen party - I've never been before and we had a great evening. A lovely meal and bets taken for as whilst we sat and ate. I wasn't a big gambler. I took £1 out of my purse at the beginning of the evening with the intention of getting more, but I kept winning! Not big  amounts - but I never got anymore money out and went home £3.80 up!

Monday, 25 November 2013

F is for........@ CD Sunday

I've not had chance to join in with CD Sunday the past few weeks, so when I saw this week's  challenge fitted my current card making plans I was pleased. F is for - fun in this case, as I think they look like they are having fun. The red DP is free with a magazine, the other elements are all from CC Christmas with Barkley cdrom. I then used a stamp to put "Grandson" over the sentiment banner. The red oval is actually mirri card, but i can't get the lighting right in the winter for it show properly.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

LIM week 147 - Christmas but use a bird

The challenge on Less is More this week is for a Christmas card but with a bird on it. Well a penguin is a bird so I thought I would steer away from the traditional robin and use this image from Pink Petticoat instead. The first one uses the image with a jar stamped onto Hunkydory snowfall acetate and the second one I printed and then stamped the jar over the top. The sentiments provided with the jar do not include Christmas and it was too large a word to write in  so I had to put "Xmas" apologies to those who don't like the use of the word!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Hello Kitty Movember

I don't usually do cards with moustaches, but I love Hello Kitty and when I saw this free SVG file, I couldn't resist. I've cut all the elements on my silhouette from vinyl apart from the base which is black card. The sentiment was computer generated. I then added some white dots onto the bow.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

LIM week 146 - use DP in a CAS way

I haven't played at Less Is More for a few weeks as I have been travelling a lot with work and been too tired too craft at the weekend. This weekend we went for a special treat - a stay at The Savoy Hotel in London. I won a red letter day experience and decided to spend it on a stay at The Savoy.

It was a truly memorable experience, even checking in was like something out of The Wedding Planner, with the guy discreetly asking for my reservation as soon as we walked through the door, by using his concealed earpiece! Then showing us around the hotel and then to our room, no waiting in a queue! We had afternoon tea in the Thames Foyer and then in the evening we went to see the Beatles musical "Let It Be" - just next door! which was a wonderful experience too. Sunday we went to Somerset House and then we went on for a tour of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel - where we were told there is a suite at £8,000 a night!!!!!!  I was lucky enough to tour in 2004 before it was renovated, to see the difference was amazing.

Anyway, onto my card. I fell in love with the SU punch and bought the embossing folder and stamps too. For this card I used the embossing folder and punched from some SU Christmas papers. I mounted every other ornament on foam pads, so some are flat and some raised up.  Adding some SU twine and a freebie stamped sentiment.
Edited to add I totally forgot I wanted to take this card to Pixies crafty snippets playground #99 as I used snippets for the punched shapes.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Mid month reminder for Penny Black & More challenge

This is a reminder of our challenge this month on Penny Black & More for "anything goes". We have as always lots of wonderful prizes and would love to see you join in, you can use any make of stamp - but just remember we don't allow digis.
For my card I have used the same concept as my last DT card for the challenge but used Critter party set this time with the film strip from visible images. I then had one last play with this....

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Blue and white Christmas

The challenge on Winter Wonderland this week is for a blue and white Christmas card. I've used some silk art card and cut a circle mask over which I brayed various blue inks, I then used a Clarity image stamp and a sentiment from a free magazine set. I then masked the centre and brayed over with lighter blue inks. Then I used a Lavina stamp and embossed around the circle added some liquid pearls, Finally I've used a MS punch on the corners. I achieved this earlier this evening before..........
I think I might have a black eye in the morning! I was trying to get to a cupboard above the bed and managed to smack up and into it with my glasses on. Luckily my glasses aren't broken but I feel very shaken and stupid!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Anything goes at Penny Black & More for November

We are having "anything goes" as the theme again this month at Penny Black & More, as so many of you seemed to enjoy it.
For my DT card I've taken the PB London stamp and a film strip stamp from Visible Images to do a film strip of London. If you look back in my blog you will see I went to the Houses of Parliament recently and it was raining, so this could almost me a film strip of my trip. I randomly stamped the sentiment from the PB wishes set for the background.
Do come along and join in wiht us this month. You don't have to use a Penny Black stamp to win a prize but please don't use digis or you won't be eligible to enter. Please also make stamping the focal point of your card as we are a stamping challenge.