Curvy Girl with Diamond

Hello once again. I have a card to share today as a new challenge has started at The Alphabet Challenge – this time we have the letter ‘J‘ and we want to see ‘Jewels or Jewelry’. Here is my card:

This curvy girl is from Stamping Bella, stamped with Gina K amalgam ink then coloured with Copics.

Once die cut, I turned to plan my layers and colours for the card, raiding my stash of coloured card to find some that would match the dress – I didn’t think of that before I coloured her – and cut the layers as you see.

I thought it needed a little more bling/jewels, so I used some blingy purple tear-drop thingies……….no clue where I got them from but the colour seemed to match to dress…….and also found some Nuvo drops that matched too, but I restrained myself with those and only added eight drops….. 🙂

There is a lot of shiny jewels and jewelry from the design Team, such a joy to see. I hope you can come and join us – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Aud Sentimentsanything goes with a sentiment

Crafty Calendar Challenge anything goes

QKR Stampedeanything goes

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge anything goes

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Monochrome Magnolia

Hi there. A new challenge is beginning at Cardz 4 Galz, and this time we want to see your MONOCHROME creations.

Here is my card:

I began by stamping the outline of the Altenew ‘Build-a-flower Magnolia’ in Concord & 9th grey ‘Dove‘ ink from the mini cube set, and the second layer, missing out the base and more detailed layer as I wanted some white within the grey. Once they were die-cut, I played with the layout on a piece of black card embossed with a Crafters Companion 3D embossing folder until I came up with the placement you see.

Sentiment-wise – this is from Heffy Doodle – a vertical sentiment for a ‘just because’ reason. I am missing so many of my friends that I’m going to keep sending out little snippets like this – so they don’t forget me!

As if!!!!

I hope you can come and join us this time round – the Design Team has a whole variation of monochrome creations waiting to view – hope to see you there. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft anything goes

Crafters CafeAnything goes

All Fun Challenges anything goes

A perfect Time To Craftanything goes

Mix It Up Challengeanything goes with option of embossing

Die Cut Divas – flowers including die cuts

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A White Daisy

Hi there. I hope you are all well. I was lucky to obtain the new ink cubes and card stock from Concord & 9th when it was first released over here in the UK.

This card features just the card stock – all die cutting – mixing the three Concord & 9th ‘Fresh Cut Florals‘ die sets for several challenges:

A close friend of mine has a birthday on 11th August, so this card was made withe her in mind. I knew I could go a little more dimensional as I could take it to her so I wasn’t worried about giving the daisy a little bit of dimension and life – whilst still keeping the look CAS.

She has been shielding since March, so I haven’t seen her – though we have kept in contact. Her family has been doing the shopping etc. It’s only recently that people who have been shielding have been ‘let out’ of the house. I’ll be picking up some real flowers and maybe a little treat as well.

After die-cutting the three sets a dies a few times in the blue, white, marmalade and red pieces of card, I then played with the colours of each element. I knew the white daisy was going to take centre stage, but the other elements were moved and changed around until I had the layout you see above.

I have some huge white daisy in our garden which were also an inspiration:

I didn’t ink the leaves of the daisy – just clean lines and colours. I looked for a sentiment – and I have a lot of them – but in the end I decided to put the sentiment on the inside to keep the outside kinda ‘pure’.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown – red, coral, blue, white

Watercooler Challengeatg with feminine twist

Simply Less Is More CAS Summer Flowers

Give a Crafter a Cookiephoto Inspiration (white flowers)

Clean and Simple On SundayCAS Nature

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Life’s a beach…..

Hello there. I have a CAS card to share today which stretched my Copic colouring knowledge – research was undertaken! – to create a beach scene:

I used Make It colour blending card and stamped the Clearly Besotted scene onto the bottom of it in Gina K amalgam ink.

Once stamped, I then turned to the tinterweb and searched for ideas on colours and ‘how to‘ colour a beach scene and the sea. Most of the colours and methods came from watching Mindy Baxter do her magic – very inspiring. I added some more colours – and actually used a couple of different ‘blues’ for the sea as I didn’t want it too dark or even too light – but kudos to her for her easy to follow instructions.

Here is a picture of the colours I used:

I think I missed the dark brown Copics somehow!

I find taking a picture of the colours helps me to look back and see what I was happy with, and what combination of colours I may use again. I do write these down in a note book – very OCD at the moment – and write where I have used them on what card and what post so I can easily look back and see if I was happy with the colours or not.

The card was then die cut using some stitched rectangle frames, then adhered to a white card base. The Make It card isn’t thick enough to be used as a one layer card, so if I want to do one of those, I tend to colour on Neenah Classic Crest – but I find that doesn’t blend as well, so I have to choose my colours carefully – or colour using another medium.

I hope you are all well and managing to stay sane……!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

AAA CardsCAS along the edge with option of ‘beach’

Lemon Shortbread anything goes

Crafty Sentiments Designs anything goes

Colour Crazy Challengeweek 30 – anything goes colouring

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P, Q and R Christmas

Hellooooo. There is a new challenge beginning at ABC Christmas Challenge. We have reached P, Q and R – and we want to see your Christmas makes with Pine Trees, Quiet, and/or Robins.

I went with all three:

Pine Trees

This first card is using the Clearly Besotted ‘Scene It Around 2‘ stamp set, and coloured with Copics.

Quiet

Santa and the sleeping cat – shhhh – is from Gerda Steiner Designs, again coloured with Copics. I’m owned by two cats actually, and until hubby and I have finished our travels and working less – then it will continue to be cats – they are so much more independent – and don’t need walking in bad weather!

Robins

These cute little Robins are from Clearly Besotted – stamped the layers, adding glitter to the white on the hats, and added to a stenciled background.

I am looking forward to seeing what you create with these topics for a Christmas make – hope to see you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Scene card:

PolkaDoodles Challengeweek 31 – atg colouring

Pink Gem Challenge atg colouring

12 Months Of Christmas Challenge – Christmas with option shimmer and shine

Santa and Cat:

Fezziwigs Festive Frolics – Santa

As You Like It Challenge Favourite Dogs or Cats – and why

Christmas with the Cuties cute Christmas Animals

Di’s Digi Designs Cute and Cuddly Animals

Rockin’ Robins:

Christmas Blog Challenge Christmas and Square card

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge atg Christmas – option reindeer (not taken)

Crafty Animals anything goes with animals

Glittery Snowman cards

Hello yet again. I have some cards to share – variations on the same theme – for the new challenge which has just begun at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge:

green glitter card
Green mirri card

I had fun playing with this die set and choosing the colour for the scarf and gloves.

The background is a stencil and glitter paste from a previous play time in my craft room. The green paste is a mix of Altenew embossing paste and one of their ink refills. I varied the base card – white card and Centura Pearl card – which gave the darkest base colour.

The black eyes and buttons are Nuvo drops – the little die cuts these out but they were sooooo fiddly I gave it up as a bad job and went with the Nuvo drops. There were four cards initially – but on the fourth card I put the drops down and added the other elements before letting the drops dry and set…….yep – black stuff everywhere!

I hope you can come and join us in our ‘anything goes as long as it’s Christmas’ challenge – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Fab’N’Funky Challenges Christmas

Lil Red Wagon make your background

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

Christmas Craft Creations Christmas Characters

Crimbo-CrackersAnything goes Christmas

12 Months of Christmas – Christmas with option shimmer and shine


Hope to Sea You Soon

Hi there. I have a card to share – quite a CAS card – made with a dear friend of mine in mind:

I have seen this particular friend just once since March – and so I am hoping we can get together again soon for a catch-up – and maybe one day we can hug again!

The stamp set I used is from Heffy Doodle – You Go, Gull – and I first stamped the tree stump in Stampin Up ‘Terracotta Tile‘ ink – then used a water-brush to pull the colour out a little.

I then stamped the birds in Gina K amalgam ink and coloured the grey areas with Copic cool greys, and used the same Stampin Up ink and a little water to colour the beak, legs, and wing detail.

The base card is three and a half inches by eight and a half inches, and the black layer and white window layer are cut using Heffy Doodle ‘Stitched Slimline Trio‘ die set. I love the scallops on the windows. And I have three scalloped squares to use on another card now…….

The sentiment is from the same stamp set, heat embossed in white – though I did have to go over the letters with a white gel pen as it didn’t quite emboss fully.

The hearts are cut from a piece of card I coloured with the same ‘Terracotta Tile‘ ink.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownblack, white, terracotta

Water-Cooler Challengesanything goes

Freshly Made Sketchesslimline sketch

Krafty Chicks anything goes

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