Hello. A new challenge has begun at The Alphabet Challenge. With the letter being ‘U’ – we want to see your creations with an ‘Umbrella’. Here is my card:
I recently ‘found’ this stamp set when moving stuff around and trying to organise things – again! I stamped the image in Gina K amalgam ink, then coloured with Copics, then stuck this down on a Grey card base.
I hope you can come and join us with your ‘umbrella’ themed creations – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx
A Christmas card featuring owls in their Christmas outfits:
This time I coloured all the images with Zig Clean Colour Brush pens – which I haven’t had out in absolutely ages – so I thought I’d give them a go.
The images from Clearly Besotted were stamped in Gina K amalgam ink – a brown colour this time – and then coloured with my Zigs – a couple of browns and a couple of greens.
I have no idea what water-colour card I used – but it started to ‘pill’ a little when I tried to blend, so I didn’t really do much blending, and just went very gentle – I must remember not to use this stash again!
Once coloured and die-cut with the matching dies, I added some glossy accents to the eyes, and left them to dry whilst putting together the rest of the card.
A slimline card using Pinkfresh Studio scalloped windows, and adding some white glitter card behind each window. When I added my owls for placement, I decided they looked a little lost, so I used Heffy Doodle ‘Hootiful’ stamp and die set for the tree stump and branch.
The sentiments are from two different sets – selective stamping with some masking of part of the whole sentiments, to create what I wanted.
Hi there. The new challenge just beginning at Cardz 4 Galz has the theme of ‘Cocktails, Wine, or Coffee’.
Here is my card:
This image from MFT is one that was part of a grab-bag from Seven Hills Crafts. I usually wouldn’t have bought an image like this, but in the current situation of not being able to meet anyone – I thought it most appropriate.
Once I had stamped the image, and then coloured with Copics, I used my Scan-n-cut to cut it out – braveness ensued after I had coloured it – then added some white gel pen for highlights.
Turning my thoughts to the background, I used Altenew ‘Cozy Flannel Cover Die‘ and a base colour using some textured olive green card-stock – I think from a Tim Holtz paper pad I’ve had for yonks!
The sentiment is from the same stamp set – loving the font of this…..
I hope you can come and join us for this challenge, it would be fabulous to see your creations which match our theme. Please bear in mind our theme…………….there have been quite a few recent entries which don’t fit the bill…………..
Hello there. A quick post to share a card using the colours for the current Color Throwdown challenge:
Using the Concord & 9th ‘Wildflower Fields‘ stamp set, and Concord & 9th inks, I stamped directly onto the card base – two shades of pink for the flowers, green stems, and blue sentiment, which is from the same stamp set.
One more encouraging card in a very simple design but I think looks quite effective – I have a few people in mind to receive this – I may have to make more of them.
I hope you are all keeping well and managing to have a little crafty play. I did a Jenn Shurkus Facebook class on Saturday – UK time was 3pm – 10 pm – I think it wore me out.
I have still to complete the cards as there were some products I didn’t have, but a couple of them have arrived since – even though I did go through my stash to see what would work…..and I will be finishing them off over the next couple of days.
I will post them at some point so you can see what we made – 5 cards in total – three during the class, and two bonus cards – all very sweet and completely different ideas to what I would usually make.
I am looking forward to doing more of these classes – maybe I will see you online during one of them. xx
Hello. Here is my card for the new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, starting from the beginning of the alphabet again, and we want to see your Christmas creations ‘A’ for Advent and/or ‘B’ for Bells. Helen is the host this time:
Using Altenew ‘Bells and Bows’ to create the hanging bell, and ‘Peaceful Wreath‘, on the background of the ‘Pallet Background’ stamp. The word ‘peace’ die cut several times and the last layer being some pink glimmer card from Stampin Up, with ‘Infinity Wood Frame‘ dies from Hero Arts.
Once I had the dimensions right, this card came together quite quickly.
I hope you can come and join us and make an early start on your Christmas crafting – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx
Hello once again. I seem to have hit a crafting mojo over-load……and I’m loving playing in my craft room.
Today I have a card to share inspired by a couple of challenges:
Using the MFT ‘Birdhouse‘ die set to cut – well – the birdhouse – and colouring the central inner circle of the opening with a C3 Copic marker, and put together as you see.
I then die-cut the ‘Turtle Doves‘ from Simon says Stamp out of white card-stock, planning to colour the beaks – but I like them pure white. I didn’t realise the beaks and feet came separate when die-cut – but I left the legs off making the doves look like they are sitting on their front porch……
The dies and bow from the Turtle Doves die set were added as you see, and the sentiment is from MFT ‘A Tweet Hello‘ stamp set.
I feel there will be more encouraging cards, and cards with similar sentiments coming in the near future, to try and help make someone’s day a little more pleasant.
Hello everyone. I am very pleased to let you all know I am now on the Design Team for the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge! Who would have thought I would be on a CAS DT, never mind for Happy Little Stampers – I am more than stoked…….
My first CAS Challenge as part of the Design Team has the theme of ‘Short and/or Tall’
……….here is my card:
I used the Heffy Doodle ‘Lil Lighthouse‘ stamp and matching die set, also stamping a few of the little rocks from Lawn Fawn ‘Christmas Fishes‘ so it looks like the lighthouse is on an island in the middle of nowhere.
All images coloured with Copics, and using the sentiment from the same lighthouse stamp set, outlining the sentiment strip with one of the colours of yellow I used on the door of the lighthouse – just so it stands out a little more.
The ‘rays’ of the lighthouse is from the matching die set, and I just coloured a piece of card and stuck it beneath the holes.
I hope you can come and join us – there is a lot of varied inspiration from the DT – be sure to keep your projects CAS using the challenge theme. I hope to see you there. xx
Hello once again. I have had the opportunity to use one of the Brusho and Sparkle pen backgrounds I created last week to create this CAS card:
The main card is die cut with a Lawn Fawn backdrop die, and stuck down onto the glittery, splattery and inky background.
The Snowman is from Mama Elephant, and I used a technique taught by Jenn Shurkus in a recent virtual craft session – outline a white object with C1 Copic marker. When we did her class it was polar bears, but I see now that it also works for snowmen, and therefore not complicated, and actually adds some dimension without being too fussy……
The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
No adding of extras, keeping the card quite simple and showcasing the blue background – though it was difficult trying to get a picture of the glitteryness – and the snowman.
I new challenge is starting at The Alphabet Challenge, Having reached the letter ‘T’, Veronika has chosen the theme of ‘TRAFFIC’. I struggled a little with this theme, but eventually came up with this card:
I knew I wanted a few cars, and I knew I wanted that sentiment, but it took me quite a while to figure out what I was doing. I didn’t have appropriate car stamps or dies, so I used some ingenuity……
I used the ‘Destination Christmas‘ stamp and die set from Newton’s Nook……….I put the images on my Misti, masked the top of the cars where there are Christmas Trees and presents, stamped, then drew in the lines with a fine liner…………I was quite pleased with how they turned out.
Once coloured with Copics, and die cut with the matching dies, I fussy-cut the top to get the cars the way I wanted them.
Now for the background scene – Mama Elephant cloud die from their ‘Slim Card Basics‘ die set, and the Lawn Fawn ‘Road Border‘ cut twice to get the tarmac and then the grass verge. I did think about cutting a proper grassy verge – but the rest of the card is quite ‘clean’, so I kept it as you see.
The blue background is a textured light blue, almost a leathery texture, which I felt quite fit having as a sky.
And this time I remembered to stamp the sentiment before putting the card together!
I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Traffic’ creations – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx