Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Key Cabinet



I thought I would show you a key cabinet that I upcycled a while back and never shown.  Before I started it was just plain wood but I didn't photograph it.  I started by painting the whole thing with acrylic paint.  I then added the grass (not very well), and white for clouds.  To get the effect on the clouds I just wiped bits of paint away until I was satisfied.  I then had a go at painting the trees.  I think the leaves and branches were good but not too sure about the trunks.  Anyway, when all the paint was dry I added some rub-ons and stickers.  Finally I coated the whole front with modge podge.

This was the first and only time I have ever attempted to paint a scene and I don't think I will be doing it again...

Challenges

Simon Says (Monday) - Home D├ęcor

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Baby Girl



On Monday I had a very excited phone call from my sister to inform me that my nephew and his wife had given birth to a beautiful baby girl that afternoon.  It was so darn quick (less than an hour!!!) that my nephew was delivering the baby while the midwife was in her car outside.  All is well and mother and baby are doing very nicely.

This card is for my sister to congratulate her on the birth of a new granddaughter, hope she likes it.

The gorgeous digi stamp is from Julia Spiri and I have coloured it with promarkers.  The background has been embossed with a folder that was free with a magazine ages ago.  I framed the image with a die cut doily and raised the image with foam pads.  The leaf flourish has been die cut and I have added paper flowers with pearl centres.  Nice and simple so that the focus is on the image.

Challenges

Julia Spiri (17) - Anything Goes (For A Child)
Cute Card Thursday (423) - No Patterned Papers
The Paper Shelter (247) - Love Is In The Air

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White On White



I had a little play with some dies and an embossing folder today.  Can't say I'm altogether happy about the way it came out but someone will like it...

Having embossed the background layer I added some stickles to the flowers.  For the centre I placed a tree behind the cottage and one in front.  I added different stickles to these.  The snow on the cottage has also been raised up.

Challenges

Winter Wonderland - White On White
Fab 'N' Funky (303) - 3 Or More Layers

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Sunflowers



For this card I have used coloured digi's/paper from Beccy Muir.  I layered the paper and card onto my base card adding a border with a stitched ribbon.  I fussy cut the flower buckets and added them to some panels putting the smaller one at the back and raising the front one with foam pads.  The stamped sentiment is a magazine freebie. The flowers and leaves are made with various punches from scraps.

Challenges

C.R.A.F.T. (361) - Inspired By A Book (Sunflower House by Eve Bunting)
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes

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Hagrid



My inspiration for this one was of course the Harry Potter books.

The digi stamp is from Bugaboo and has been coloured with promarkers.  The papers are from my scrapbox.  At the bottom I have attached 3 very old metal buttons that have dragons on them.  They had metal shanks but with an eyelet tool and a hammer I was soon able to flatten them!

Challenges

C.R.A.F.T. (361) - Inspired By A Book (Harry Potter)
Catch The Bug - 1 Digi/2 Patterned Papers/3 Embellishments
Beccy's Place - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Clean & Simple

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So 80's...



I don't recall the eighties very well as I was busy rearing children but I do remember Ra Ra skirts were in fashion.  Fluorescent colours were also in fashion and I remember that my boys had socks in those colours but you had to wear odd colour ones on each foot or you weren't 'cool'!!!

As you can see my digi stamp from Whoopsi Daisy features a girl in a Ra Ra skirt.  I have coloured her with promarkers.  The backing papers are from my scrapbox and the sentiment from Hunkydory.  I have added some fluorescent paperclips to embellish the card.  Oh, and I turned the sketch!

Challenges

M.A.W.T.T. (19) - So 80's
Catch The Bug - 1 Digi/2 Patterned Papers/3 Embellishments
Sketch Saturday (410) - Pick A Sketch (293)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Christmas Greetings


Here is a simple little Christmas card.  I layered the base card with black & white cardstock.  I then stamped the holly and added stickles to the berries.  The sentiment is layered using die cut labels.  A piece of satin ribbon with punched snowflake finishes the card.

Challenges

Crafty Creations (314) - Black/White/Pop Of Colour
Cute Card Thursday (423) - No Patterned Paper
Allsorts (361) - Fruit Or Berries
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes

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Midsummer Tilda



I have made this card in one of my favourite colour combos of lilac and yellow using papers from Nitwits for the background.  My image is a Magnolia stamp called Midsummer Tilda which I have coloured with promarkers.  The fabric flowers and pearl brads are from my stash.

Challenges

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter (246) - Pearls
Midweek Magnolias (137) - Say It With Flowers
Sketch Saturday (410) - Pick Any Sketch (310)
A Gem Of A Challenge (168) - Favourite Colour Combo (Lilac & Yellow)
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes With Stamping

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Mother's Day



Today I want to show you a Mother's Day card I have made using this gorgeous digi stamp from Bugaboo which I have coloured with promarkers.  I just adore these sheep designs.  The backing papers are from Paper Adventures and the heart button and ribbon are from my stash.
 
Challenges
 
The Stamping Boutique - Mother's Day
Stella Says Sketch (408) - Sketch
Passion For Promarkers (343) - Make It Digital
Crafty Ribbons (149) - Button It Up
Less Is More (274) - Designer Paper
 
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Gifts Galore

 
Here is another Christmas card for the box.  This one features an LOTV stamp which I have coloured using promarkers.  The sentiment is from LOTV as well.  Following the sketch I layered my base card with papers from Dovecraft.  The leaves have been die cut and the paper Christmas roses and brads are from my stash.
 
Challenges
 
A Gem Of A Challenge (167) - Teddy Bears
Digi Designs - Pastel Colours
Sketch Saturday (409) - Sketch
Fab 'N' Funky (302) - Bright Christmas
ABC Christmas - I is for Ink (promarkers)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
Digital Delights (9) - Anything Goes
 
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