Hello. I am managing to spend a little time sitting ‘normally’ now so have been able to so some crafting. My foot is recovering nicely, but I still have to be careful how I walk – it’s a very funny sight, I can tell you. Think penguin crossed with a crab……….
One of the cards I was able to make before my surgery was this card for the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz:
The theme chosen by Shell is to ‘get inky’, so I played with my Distress inks and oxides, created some ink smooshing backgrounds, then die cut these leaves and flowers from a Sizzix die set.
The background is a 3D embossing folder – just on white card stock – to add some subtle interest.
The sentiment is a label sticker from Tim Holtz. In hindsight – I maybe should have put it onto a piece of card instead of sticking it directly down onto the textured background – but there we are………
I hope you can come and join us. This is the first ever challenge hosted by Shell (Bower) – so lets give her lots of choices for the top picks…….!
Hello everyone. Please bear with this rather limited blog post. I am recovering from foot surgery and I have to sit with my leg raised for a couple of weeks. I’m putting this post together on my tablet, as not able to sit at my desk, and also I’m not able to sit crafting either – I’m doing quite a bit of colouring – but even that is a chore at times!
I managed to get ahead with some cards for my DT duties and this is one card I made earlier for the new challenge beginning at Cardz 4 Galz – the theme is girlies with ‘Circles and Purples‘.
I hope I managed to link this correctly!
This card is actually a reveal wheel using dies from Lawn Fawn:
I stamped the ‘Freestyle Flowers’ from Simon says Stamp – and coloured with Copics. I stamped and coloured extra flowers and leaves to add a fuller image and to fill the white space arouns the arranegment.
The white background is wood grain card stock from Lawn Fawn as are the Reveal Wheel interactive dies.
I hope you can come and join us for this challenge – I look forward to seeing your creations. xx
Hello everyone. My gosh I’ve had a busy weekend – I attended – virtually – the Maker Mania #3…..and let me tell you it IS manic. A three day event, a new technique from a different store every hour…….so much fun. I have lots of PDF’s to go through so I can use the techniques I saw – but it’s going to take me a long, long time.
All the timings for us in the UK ran from 4pm until 1am the following morning…..I didn’t make all the live showings, and not that late each night – but I will catch up. At some point. Hopefully in the near future…..
I used the Lawn Fawn ‘Build a House’ and the Gingerbread add-on for the house, using Kraft card and some Lawn Fawn ‘Let It Shine’ paper with the gold dots.
Once die-cut. I played with the layers, and the placement and then decided it needed something extra, so I use the gingerbread and tree stamps from another Lawn Fawn set – cutting down to fit – trying not to cut the gingerbread people or the trees in half, then attached as you see.
I hope you can come and join us and get your Christmas stash growing. I hope to see you in our gallery. xx
Hello there. A new challenge has started at The Alphabet Challenge. We have reached the letter ‘E’ and we want to see your ‘Easy’ makes – simple, minimal embellishments, minimal layers – easy and simple to make.
Here is my card:
The images were stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink, then coloured with Copics. All were die-cut with their matching dies, and adhered onto the white card base with a thin white layer using a Catherine Pooler postage stamp die.
The mouse was an after-thought – he was lying on my desk after a previous crafting session I hadn’t used him for – and I thought it would be a fun addition – he is running to use the gumball machine………….
I hope you can come and join us – I look for ward to seeing your creations….
Hell once again. Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge and this times the me has been chosen by Billie a – Summer Fun. So – think beach, shells, water – anything which fits our theme and is along the ‘girlie’ lines is welcome. Here is my card:
Another slimline card – and this time the rhino is happily playing in the little pool, and her friend the ape is running and going to jump in and join her – which is why I think the rhino is looking a little nervous!
I can’t seem to get away from the teal and pink colour combo – but I do like how they look together. Who says you can’t have a pink ape and pink rhino? A little – OK maybe a lot – of creative license – but I am pleased with the result.
Both images were coloured with Copics, and cut out with their matching die. The pool itself is one of the stitched dens from Lawn Fawn.
I hope you can join us with your ‘Summer Fun’ cards – I look forward to seeing you there. xx
The images are from Heffy Doodle, stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink, coloured with Copics, then die cut using their matching die.
I tried to add some interest and dimension to parts of the crocodile using a technique recently learned from taking a Jenn Shurkus class – yes – yet another! Using one of the lighter greens to create some dots – the alcohol in the Copic almost bleaches the parts you touch with your nib……..varying sizes depending on how much pressure I exerted.
The sentiment is from Catherine Pooler and this time stamped before I added the dimensional images!
I hope you can join us – I’d love to see your CAS ‘Bottoms Up’ creations. xx
Hello there. The ABC Christmas Challenge has started a new challenge using the letters ‘L’ for Letters and ‘M’ for Mistletoe. Here is my card:
I took some green card stock, and used a mistletoe stamp from Simon says Stamp, heat embossing with gold for the two corners. I then stamped the sentiment, also heat embossing – but this time I heat embossed either two or three times to get a more richer and deeper colour.
I inked some green around the edges to create some ombre effect, coloured the berries with a white pencil, and then splattered with one of the Gansai Tambi gold colours – I think I went more rose or red gold.
Once this was dry, I die cut with a stitched rectangle and added to my card base.
I hope you can come and join us with your Christmas mistletoe and/or letters creations – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx