Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Patchwork Bunch Of Balloons



A quick CAS card today.  The teddy stamp is from LOTV and has been coloured with promarkers.  The sentiment stamp is from Hobby Art and has been stamped directly onto the base card.  I have doodled some scrolls around the sentiment with a fineliner to finish off.

Challenges

Less Is More (277) - Something That Pops Or Bangs
Crafty Creations (316) - Doodles Details
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Elf Tilda

 
 

Her is a little sparkly number using one of my favourite Magnolia stamps which I coloured with promarkers before fussy cutting and attaching with foam tape.  My blue base card was covered with sparkly cardstock and to this I added a bit of floral paper from my scrapbox.  I then added some strips of sparkly washi tape.  To finish I punched a butterfly from more sparkly cardstock and then added a layered flower with a brad centre.

Challenges

Midweek Magnolias (138) - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday (413) - Sketch

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A Christmas Wish



Here is another Christmas card with a stamped Christmas wish sentiment.  All the elements have been die cut with various dies.  Before cutting the village I inked through the die and I have applied the same distress ink on the trees and base card.  I added lots of Stickles and a piece of ribbon to finish it.

Challenges

Fab 'N' Funky (305) - No Design Paper
C.R.A.F.T. (364) - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Simon Says (Monday) - Make A Wish
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Collecting Daisies


 
Here is card I have made using a favourite stamp from Elisabeth Bell which I have coloured with promarkers and chalk.  The background has been embossed with clouds and I have added chalk to it.  The design paper is from Nitwits and I have added some ribbon and lace across the middle.  The sentiment is from Hunkydory and I have attached a charm with a star brad.  The flowers have been die cut from felt backed with thin card and I have added card candi to the centres.
 
I have never tried die cutting felt before and as the felt was rather thin I thought I had better back it with thin card before attempting to cut it.  It worked ok but I think I will get much thicker felt in the future.
 
Challenges
 
Elisabeth Bell - Make Your Own Flowers
Stella Says Sketch (409) - Sketch
ABC - H is for Heavy (on Embellishments)
Simon Says (Monday) - Felt That
Digi Choosday (20/21) - Birthday Celebrations
 
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Fun With Felt
The Paper Shelter (249) - Charming
I Love Promarkers (309) - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons (152 - Ribbon & Lace
Polkadoodles (20) - Birthday Celebrations
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Flowers/Die Cut/Fabric)
Allsorts (364) - Happy Birthday
 
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Gardening Dave



A short while ago I was lucky enough to win a couple of mini kits from Pink Gem.  Here is a card I have made for one of my sons who has an allotment.  The backing paper is from a magazine freebie.  The character has been decoupaged and is quite high so I don't think I will be posting this one.  The butterflies have been punched and a bit of stickles added.

Challenges

M.A.W.T.T. (20) - Man or Boy
Creative Card Crew (113) - Masculine
Digi Designs - For The Boys

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Happy Holidays



Another Christmas card!  This easel card will be for one of my granddaughters.

This gorgeous stamp is from Sugar Nellie and has been coloured with promarkers.  I then added crystal glaze and stickles.  The snowflakes have been die cut from sparkly card and I have added gems to the centres.  The background papers are magazine freebies.  The border panel has been covered with a contrasting paper and I have added deep red ribbon before attaching a chipboard sentiment.  The clothing parts of this chipboard sentiment are raised to add texture and there are tiny gems and sparkle on it too.

Challenges

The Sugar Bowl (136) - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (345) - Sparkle & Shine
Digi Choosday (19) - Anything But Square
Fab 'N' Funky (304) - For A Child
Cute Card Thursday (425) - More Than One Fold
Winter Wonderland - Snowmen
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Incy Wincy - Touchy Feely

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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Hush...



For this card I embossed the background with an embossing folder.  I then coloured the digi stamp with promarkers, layered it with die cut mats and attached it with foam pads.  The cute digi is from Mo's Digital Pencil and the sentiment is computer generated.

Challenges

Mo's Digital Pencil (263) - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Monday) - Emboss It

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Butterflies & Flowers



Here is a card with, I hope, a vintage feel to it.

First I added some leafy paper to my dark green base card.  I then stamped some scrolls, butterflies and a sentiment onto the paper.  Next I stamped the flowers onto contrasting paper.  I attached these after fussy cutting and shaping.  Lastly I added some Stickles to the centre of the flowers.  The stamps are from Hero Arts and the papers from my scrapbox.

Challenges

Polkadoodles (18) - Things With wings
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. (363) - Birthday
Catch The Bug - Flowers Galore
Allsorts (363) - Vintage
Little Claire (69) - Butterflies
A Gem Of A Challenge (169) - Flowers

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Snowman Tag Card



Here is a card I made using a chipboard snowman tag.  I have used Spellbinders dies to cut a panel in the front of the base card and layered the centre with other.  I applied ink through some of the dies to add colour.  A ribbon bow and some card candi finishes the card.

Challenges

Crafty Sentiments - Tag It
Winter Wonderland - Snowmen

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Snowflakes



Not a very good weekend renovating this week.  Oh, the work is coming along nicely but I have come home injured!!!  On Saturday I did a 'face plant' through the very high set back door onto a concrete floor.  Consequently I have injuries to both legs, right arm and left hand.  Until yesterday when the massive bruise at the base of my thumb went down I couldn't grip anything.  It proved a bit of a bother as I use my left hand a lot.  Left leg superficial, right knee still bruised, grazed and swollen.  Right arm took the hardest hit and is still quite sore, grazed, bruised and very swollen.  I was surprised that I managed to keep my head clear of the floor.  Luckily a very kind neighbor patched me up so that I could carry on.

Anyway enough of my tale of woe.  My card was made quite a while ago but never got shown on here.  I can't remember who made the stamps, I think it might have been Stamping Up but don't quote me on that.  The background has been embossed with an embossing folder and I have added Stickles here and there.  The main snowflake has been stamped with a punched one on top of it.  Another snowflake, stamped sentiment, ribbon and gems finish it off.

Challenges

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Monday) - Emboss It
Crafty Creations (315) - Monochromatic
ABC Christmas - J is for Jewels

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