Sunday, 23 September 2018

Two with a Leaf Stamp

Here's two cards I made, using an old Stampin Up leaf stamp, for the Twofer Challenge. 


For the first one I made an alcohol ink background on yupo paper , stamped using Lift Off ink. Then I added loads of Nuvo drops in two colours.

Actually, I had a disaster making this card. After I'd added the drops, I picked it up to put it aside to dry and there was a draught of air that blew it out of my hand and onto the floor, face down! It was ruined - or so I thought. But when I wiped it over with a baby wipe I found the messed up wet Nuvo drops wiped off but the background and stamping were unaffected! So I was able to add the drops again. 

I'd like to enter this into:

I'm not sure if my second card features a miniature fox or a giant leaf! The fox and sentiment are from Aal and Create. 

I'd like to enter:

The Library Reminder - Oscar

I made an extra card for the current challenge at The Library  The book, 'Oscar' is a fictional biography of a real-life jazz classic ,Oscar Peterson. I went with the general, musical theme of the book, using the record and sentiment stamps from Neat and Tangled and the star circle and musical notes from Winnie and Walter.

Amazon.com: Oscar (Biblioasis International Translation Series) (9781771962254): Mauricio Segura, Donald Winkler: Books

I'd like to enter:


Saturday, 22 September 2018

Inkspirational - Crafts Photo

Our new Inkspirational challenge is  to be inspired by the photo below. 

I used a digistamp by Mo's Digital Pencil and I enlarged and cropped it , coloured it with Promarkers and added a large stamped sentiment. Of course, the crafter looks nothing like me with her reading glasses and "forever auburn" hair ! 

Our fabulous guest designer is Ilse so I hope you'll pop over to the challenge blog and see what she and the rest of the DT have made, before entering your own  project. 

I'd like to enter: 
Casology  she looks like she's dressed up for her crafty session
Through the Purple Haze  bright colours 
Passion for Promarkers  coloured with Promarkers 
Daisy Chain  birthday 




It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas card-making time..

...or is it just Chrtistmas stamp-buying time - I seem to have failed to amass sufficient quantities and so have been obliged to invest in more.  The deer and gift are from a new Avery Elle release but I've thriftily used a sentiment from an old magazine freebie set.

I'd like to enter:
Craft Stamper
I Love Promarkers animal -  coloured with Promarkers
Fab n Funky  Christmas
TGIF 
 

Beware of the Blue Blizzard

Here's a simple little one-layer Christmas card with a stamped and embossed snowman and lots of falling blue snow.
I'd like to enter:
Jingle Bells  snow
ABC Christmas  snow
Sweet Stampin Christmas 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

City Crafter - Birthday Shaker

At City Crafter, Lucille wants us to make a shaker birthday card. 

For my DT card, I used a MFT pouch which I scanned into my Silhouette  to cut the aperture to size. I like these premade pouches as they leave lots of room for the sequins to shake around, something I find more challenging in a custom-made shaker. 

I hope you'll join in the challenge.
I'd like to enter:
Passion for Promarkers  frog coloured with Promarkers 
Crafting with Dragonflies  anything goes 
Seize the Birthday  die cut 

Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Library Challenge - Oscar

At The Library ,  Stef is the Visiting Librarian (Guest Designer) and she's chosen the challenge - Oscar by Mauricio Segura. 

I confess - for the first time I've not actually read any of this book - every other book featured at The Library I've read at least excerpts from. But this is a relatively new book, written in French and the translated version is still quite expensive, even for the Kindle version...

I was inspired by the jazz pianist theme , and the cover.  I used a very old stamp by Stamps Happen and trimmed it into a loose shape. Then I coloured it using colours from the book cover. I think the image is quite masculine and the colours are more traditionally feminine ...but I must say, most men I know would be relaxed about that sort of thing these days. I added the 'stay cool' sentiment- not sure where it's from. 


Amazon.com: Oscar (Biblioasis International Translation Series) (9781771962254): Mauricio Segura, Donald Winkler: Books

I'd like to enter:
QKR Stampede  anything goes 
AAA Cards   the song Imagine, with piano accompaniment, 
The Male Room  the arcs on the image 




Saturday, 15 September 2018

Angel and Wreath

I was recently lucky enough to win a set of Penny Black stamps from ABC Christmas Challenge , and this little angel is from that set.  I used a wood-backed wreath stamp and a sentiment from a sentiment set and only afterwards realised that all these stamps were by Penny Black.

I stamped the angel and coloured her with Promarkers and gold aquapen (on wings , star and halo) . I masked the angel and stamped the wreath three times in gold and blue, with liquid pearl gold accents.

I'd like to enter:
Penny Black Saturday  anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  one layer card
CAS Christmas
Sparkles Christmas  blue and gold
Addicted to Stamps 


Forest Farewell

I didn't put a sentiment on this card but I think it would work as a 'goodbye' card for someone who was leaving work or moving away.

The stamp (it's all-in-one) is by Honey Bee and I paper-pieced the bear with some subtly patterned brown paper. I cut the trees on the Silhouette.

This would be good for The Library Challenge - Winnie the Pooh - it reminds me of Pooh and his friends in 100 Acre Wood.

I'd like to enter:
Dragonfly Journeys  paper-piecing
Use Your Stuff animals
Always Fun  Create a Scene
Animal Friends  in the forest

Princess Badge

Cocktail Shaker

I made this card (for a fantastic work friend) a few weeks ago - I was really pleased with it but I must say, it's not particularly photogenic.  The pink is pinker in real life and the cocktail glass glitters and shimmers...

I designed and cut the cocktail glass it on the Silhouette.

I'd like to enter:
Papercraft Challenges  special occasions
Watercooler 
Seize the Birthday  die cuts
Casual Fridays 
Cut it Up  birthday

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

City Crafter - Fall Colours

At City Crafter, Amy wants us to use fall/ autumnal colours.

For my DT card, I made a shaker using a Tonic leaf die and pouch. The image is Stampoin Bella, coloured with Promarkers and I embossed the copper cardstock with a Spellbinders folder.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.



I'd like to enter:
That's Crafty  forever autumn 
Crafty Friends embossing 
I love Promarkers  no patterened papers 

Saturday, 8 September 2018

The Applecart

I've noticed a few apple/ fruit themed challenges around lately so I made this to join in. 

I recently was lucky enough to win a gift voucher from Happy Little Stampers (thanks Kylie) and I chose the set that contains this big Thanks stamp. I stamped the cart (brand unknown) and apples (Your Next Stamp) and added some white highlights. 

I'd like to enter:



Engagement

My daughter recently got engaged to a (female) police officer, so it's the perfectly opportunity to use the Hunkdory  cops and robbers theme stamp set.  I just stamped and masked the characters and stamped the police car behind. The sentiment is Avery Elle.

I'd like to enter:
Double D wheels
Less Is More 
Case This Sketch 

Inkspirational - Doily



Our new Inkspirational challenge is 'doily', chosen by Yvonne.  Here I made a Christmas card. A significant percentage of cards I've made lately have been Christmas cards.

We have a great Guest Designer , Toni, so I hope you'll pop over to the challenge blog and see what she and the rest of the DT have made, before entering your own doily project. 

I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers  creatures
Shopping Our Stash  colouring
Watercooler 
Winter Wonderland Christmas joy
Stamping Sensations b for bird 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

City Crafter - By Sea or Sky

I chose the challenge at City Crafter this week . My inspiration came from a photo I took of a shop in Cowes High Street, where we were staying in the Isle of Wight. The shop was full of models and pictures of boats, ships, old-fashioned planes and hot air balloons.

For my DT project I decided to scrap the photo of the shop, using a very old Basic Grey collection and various stamps.

I hope you'll join in at City Crafter.


Sunday, 2 September 2018

Paparazzi

I've got loads to do today , to get everything ready for a week of work and school ...so I decided to make a card for some challenges, while watching the X-Factor on catch up!

Here I stamped and masked the press photographer ( it's a very old wood-backed Ken Brown stamp) and then stamped the text background and the cityscape. Then I coloured bits in with a mustard yellow Promarker.

I'd like to enter:
The Male Room 
Retro Rubber  photographer is way over ten years
Less is More 
Little Red Wagon  trends - I think the white embossed sentiment on black strip is a trend that doesn't seem to be going away yet. (Hope not!)


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