‘H’ for Hungry

Hi there. A new challenge is beginning at The Alphabet Challenge. We have reached the letter ‘H‘ – and we want to see Hungry – feature your favourite food. It doesn’t have to be the healthy option either – a good thing as my card features anything but healthy food:

This is a Clearly Besotted I ‘found’ again when adding stash to the Color My Life app. I am more of a savoury than a sweet kinda gal, and I couldn’t decide which is my favourite – so I used them all – virtually!

I used some Kraft card-stock, and just stamped away to create my own background of savoury deliciousness……there are burgers, fries – chips to the UK people – chicken, pizza – all sorts of goodies here in this Clearly Besotted stamp set.

For the gaps I used a combination of stamps from several stamp sets – the hearts, the ‘XO’ – trying to be careful not to stamp ‘OX’ very often! 🙂

There are three little lines which are actually the radiating lines from a lighthouse stamp set – just to cover the gaps.

I did toy with the idea of colouring the images – but as you can see I left them as they are – and I think more effective because of that.

The sentiment is from the same Clearly Besotted stamp set.

I hope you can come and join us – I’d love to see what you are ‘Hungry’ for and what your favourite food is – or a collection of your favourite foods. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments anything goes

Arty Divas – atg – option Christmas (not taken)

A Bit More Time To Craft atg

Cardz 4 Galz – Wedding

Hello once again. There is a new challenge starting at Cardz 4 Galz and it is a special one for me for two reasons.

The first is that I am hosting and have chosen the theme of ‘Wedding’, and the second reason is that it is my 32nd Wedding Anniversary today – just as the challenge begins. The 2nd of July 1988 is – if you do the maths – when hubby and I got married.

We met in 1982 when I was still at school, I started my nurse training in 1983, but we still stayed together even though I was staying away from home – only 30 mins or so though! Gosh – we have been together for a total of 38 years! 38 years! Wow! Doesn’t time fly?

So – when Caz gave me this date – I didn’t have to think for very long for a theme.

Here is my wedding themed card:

I used Crafters Companion silver glitter card to create the background, the leaves, and the sentiment.

The rectangles were die cut using a Chritina Griffiths die set – even the scalloped layer towards the inner part of the frame.

The frame is raised – I like to create some added shadows and dimension.

The floral white layer is die cut from an older Stampin Up die set – again ‘found’ whilst putting my Stampin Up stuff into the Color My Life app….

I hope you can come and join us for the ‘Wedding’ challenge – I look forward to seeing you there. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft atg

Sparkles Forum Challenge wedding

Creatalicious Challenge – atg – option to add texture

Arty Divas atg

White and Cream

Hi once again. I have a couple of cards to share today:

I used some slightly textured cream card from my stash as a layer, then die cut three leaf images out of white card stock and stuck them down as you see. Simple but effective, I feel………

I am currently trying to make support and encouraging cards, so I can give them out rather than having them around the house. I’m particularly liking this sentiment – support more than encouraging – but I think is quite perfect for quite a few people and circumstances at the moment.

I liked how the cream and white looked together, and would never have thought of pairing these two – so I made another card.

This one has a heat embossed white element. I actually heat embossed it with extra thick embossing powder – but for some reason it didn’t want to stick to this little die cut – so I used detail white embossing powder – again, and again, and again…………I think I heat embossed it about 5 times to try and get a double thick and smooth layer….

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Less Is More White and Cream

AAA Cards CAS up to one third with option of repeating image (option not taken)

Addicted to Stamps and More CAS

CAS on Friday – CAS and use a die