Snowy Seasons Greeting

Hello there. I have a card to share with you today as there is a new challenge starting at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas.

I took the opportunity to use my Copics again – kinda getting into the colouring, but I still don’t see it as relaxing – just a way of getting more from my stamps, and allowing me to use digital images…..I’m going to be doing a Copic Colouring course in September with Faye Wynn-Jones – the first of four such classes, but in the meantime I’m Googling and You-tubing and basically using all kinds of resources out there – and there are loads!!

This card is using the stamped images from Honey Bee ‘Snow Birds’, the base and tree and house images from Lawn Fawn, with a Distress Crayon sky background……..The sentiment is die cut four times and stacked for dimension.

I have a couple of packs of these crayons – but never used them – I don’t how to!

Anyhoo – I saw a Create and Craft programme which spent an hour using them, so I had a go. I used water-colour card-stock, drew the two blue colours down, them after moistening my finger in a damp baby wipe – smooshed it through the colours……….it looked easy on the programme.

My colours didn’t really move that much – but I could see they were trying. So – I took the moist baby wipe and blended them with that! Hey presto – ink smooshed baby-wiped background……..

I kept the base card bigger than the frame, because I think it looks like a frame too – and I do like to flout the rules – having a wider edge on the sides than at the top! I could have cut it down – but I like it this way………

As I mentioned, it is a new challenge at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge, but I am also entering this card into the following:

Christmas At Sweet Stampin’anything goes Christmas with option of non-traditional colours

Aud Sentiments Challenge – anything goes with a sentiment

Daring Cardmakersanything that flies

Black and White Beautiful…..

Hello again. I have a card to share with you today – it STILL hasn’t stopped raining – for the current challenge at AAA Cards:

I used one of the images from Clearly Besotted ‘Floral Spray’ stamp set, and inked using the new Altenew ‘Permanent Black Crisp Ink‘ – loving the crispness of this ink pad, by the way – and decided to ink just one of the images in this set.

I did play with both images, moving them around, but decided to stamp one only. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

There’s not much more to add, but if it keeps raining like this for much longer – I’m going to have lots and lots of cards ready for any occasion……..

:):)

AAA Cards

Lots of Bees…..

I decided to make these cards at the last minute today, so I hope you like them:

You’ll have to excuse the lighting, but it’s STILL raining here in the UK. I think it stopped for a couple of minutes two days ago……..

Here they are individually:

(I decided one of the grass pieces was to become a crown……..)

I used a stamp and die set from Clearly Besotted, and a stamp and die set from Heffy Doodle. The images were coloured with Copics – it’s amazing how many colours you use, isn’t it?

I had a visitor to my craft room, who settled in one of my craft drawers – thankfully not one I was using:

The honeycomb stencil is from Imagination Crafts, ink blended onto one of the backgrounds, and the embossing folder of the other card is from Sue Wilson.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Twofer Card Challengebees

Time Out ChallengesNature – option of one layer (not followed the option)

CAS(E) This Sketchsketch

Seize The Birthdayanything goes Birthday

Father’s Day Truck

Hello there. I’ve been creating a card for Father’s Day, and even though I struggle with masculine cards, I think this came together quite nicely – if I do say so myself!! 🙂

I took the opportunity to use the Spellbinders ‘Truckin’ Through The Seasons‘ die set I obtained when Justine Hovey was having a de-stash sale earlier this year:

I had to watch a few videos from YouTube on how to put this together, but once you know what every little die from the set is for – it’s quite easy. Well – there are so many little pieces, that gluing them onto the truck itself can be a challenge – but I managed.

Once the truck was put together, I turned to the background. I was initially going to ink blend a background, but decided to play with some Tonic Embellishment Mousse and a stencil. I tried to capture the glimmer on this mousse:

Once that piece had dried, I die cut the shape using the Altenew ‘Pocket Banner‘ die set for some interest, then mounted the truck onto that with some 3D foam pieces.

I don’t have a specific Father’s Day sentiment, but I shall write on the inside.

My Dad has always been into cars – he trained to be a mechanic in the Army, ran a taxi company in the 1990’s, and has even just bought a car from me when I recently changed cars. A very prideful man – is that a word? – and he wouldn’t pay anything less than full price of what I was going to receive from the ‘stealership‘………..hmmmm…….!

I’ll now have to think what kind of card to make him for his 81st birthday on 30th June…….maybe floral, as he likes his gardening too!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Die Cuttin’ Divasmasculine/Father’s day

Just Us Girls texture paste

Cardz 4 Guyz Father’s Day

Uniko ChallengeATG with twist of masculine

Christmas Presents

Hi there. A quick posting today to share a card involving Copic coloring and some masking:

This is made for the current challenge at the CAS Christmas Card Challenge:

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

I took the single present stamp from the Altenew ‘Celebrations‘ stamp set, stamped once, then masked it off and stamped again a couple more times. I then coloured with Copics, and added a Heffydoodle sentiment.

A quick, clean and simple card, which actually took quite a bit of planning, but the main thought process was which colours to use……..

Now I’m off to plan the card for Dad for Father’s Day……and then it’s his birthday a couple of weeks later………masculine cards are ones I tend to struggle with – but I’m sure I’ll manage – and even more sure you will see what I make.

🙂 🙂

Well Hello……

Hello once again. I have another card to share today, using a new stamp bought at the Doncaster craft show last week:

I just fell in love with this stamp set – cute and quirky. I chose this stamp as I thought just laying there, finger swirling in the puddle – cute. There are some great sentiments on there too – I am sure you will be seeing them in the future…

The image was stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink and coloured – very basically – with Copics, to match the colour challenge. To follow the sketch challenge, the two outer bands were pieces of card coloured with the same light blue copic, and die cut with Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Simple Wavy Borders‘.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and Sketchespowder pink, pool party, so saffron

Freshly Made Sketchessketch

Clean and Simple on FridayCAS birds

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge photo Inspiration

Coral Rose and Whoa There!

Hello there. I have a couple of cards to share with you today. The first is a card with the Colorado Craft Company ‘Sympathy and Friendship Rose’ – a huge stamp – covering 5 inches square:

The second card is even more CAS:

For the first card, I stamped the image in Catherine Pooler ‘Coral Cabana‘ then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, with my plan to water-colour the image. That plan changed when I saw how gorgeous it looked just as it is -so the water-colour is for another day, with another colour outline!

I layered that panel onto a navy blue card, added a sentiment from a Thirsty Brush and Co stamp and die set, added three Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Twinkles ‘Decadent Teal‘ drops and left it there.

I think that coral colour with this stamp is very striking, and I may have to explore that colour even further…….

The second card is using an Altenew sentiment, then stamping an image from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz ‘Funny Farm’ stamp set. I thought of this image immediately when I saw the current challenge at CASology, and this Altenew sentiment from the ‘Build-a-Flower Daffodil‘ set seemed to fit just perfectly.

The first rose card will be entered into the following challenges:

AAA Cards – CAS birthday

Color ThrowdownNavy, coral, teal, cream

Watercooler Challengesanything goes feminine

The Alphabet Challengeflowers

The second card will be entered into the following challenges:

CASologyCalm

Addicted To Stamps CAS