Let’s Meet Up Soon…..

Hello everyone. The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge. We have reached the letter ‘D’, and Veronika has chosen the theme of ‘Dragons and/or Dinosaurs’. Here is my card:

The stamp set is an oldie – but it’s a goodie, and my first thought when I saw what the theme was.

I stamped the images onto Neenah 80lb card – what? I hear you say. You are colouring on a different kind of card? Well – yes…….I recently attended a virtual class with Jenn Shurkus and she always uses Neenah 80lb to Copic colour. So – I thought I’d give it a try – it took a few weeks to be able to acquire some, but let me tell you – I like it.

I tried the 110lb to Copic colour before and didn’t like the results. I think it’s too thick and dried too quick to get a good blend. I feel I’m talking like I’m an expert – but you know what you and you like what you like, don’t you. I am NOT a Copic expert – but I have fun when I colour small images………..not a colourist either. Images that are too big, and colouring pages bore me, doesn’t relax me – so I like the little colouring I do when it comes to cards.

Anyhoo – back to the game in hand……..I kept the colour scheme quite simple. In this world the grass is pink, to match the dragons, and help them camouflage!

The slimline card base is Neenah 110lbs, the second layer is Neenah 80lbs with an MFT cloud stencil and the new Distress Ink ‘Salvaged Patina‘.

The grass is a piece of Creative Expression ‘Blush’ card, die cut to match the scallops, then die cut again with a Mama Elephant grass die, and then some ‘Kitsch Flamingo’ blended into the top edges.

I didn’t put the sentiment on the front of this card – I felt it would spoil the overall effect – and so I will be putting something on the inside. Now the restrictions in the UK have eased a little, and we can meet people indoors, in restaurants etc – I am hoping I can meet up with a friend or two over a meal and a little bevy…….

I miss the nipping out for a coffee with a mate, or meeting someone for a quick evening meal somewhere – I am hoping my diary will rapidly fill with dates like this!

I hope you can come and join us with your dragons and/or your dinosaurs – I;m looking forward to seeing your creations. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness Challengeanything goes -option of hello

Colour Crazy Challengeweek 19 – anything goes and include colouring

Stamplorations Stencil Challengeanything goes with a stencil

Happy Little stampers stencil Challengeanything goes with a stencil

Here Is A Place To Start anything goes

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Cardz 4 Galz – Pink and Brown

Hello there. A new challenge has started at Cardz 4 Galz, and the theme this time is to use Pink and Brown in your girlie creations. Here is my card:

As you can see – I have gone full-on girlie and also used a lot of die-cuts and embellishments:

On a white card base I added a brown card stock which has some shimmer to it – some may call it bronze…..which is a brown isn’t it?

I then layered a couple of pink patterned papers, and added a brown and pink spotted ribbon across the join – with some additional pieces for banner end thingies.

The flowers are from my stash – had them for ages – and the swirl die cuts are from using a Sue Wilson die – an oldie but one of my favourites.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp – fast becoming a favourite of mine – and I’m liking the bold font against a very feminine card.

I hope you can come and join us with your girlie pink and brown creations. We have a new Design Team member called Shell – known to us as Shell B – hopefully you will be able to check her creation out – and have a look at what the rest of our team have created. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Unicorn Challengeuse flowers

Mix It Up Challenge anything goes – option fancy folds not taken

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Crafty Creations Challenge anything goes

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White and Blue

Hello everyone. I have a card to share as there is a new challenge starting at Cardz 4 Galz. The theme this time is ‘White and Blue’.

I began by creating a 6×6 inches card base, and die-cutting a stitched square frame just slightly smaller.

Then embossing the white card with the Apple Blossom embossing folder, and cutting it down slightly to ensure a slim white border around it.

The heart circle die is from Heffy Doodle, and another stitched circle die to cut around that heart frame – as it only cuts into the card, and using another die from the Heffy Doodle set for the blue inner die-cut. I think this is supposed to be the waste from that die – but there is no waste here!

The little hearts that came out of the Heffy Doodle die fit quite nicely into those embossed dotty circles – so with a little patience – I went round and stuck them all in as you see.

The ‘Thanks‘ word is from Altenew ‘Enchanted Iris’, die cut twice in white card stock and then in the same blue – for some extra dimension. I decided to stick this at a jaunty angle – for no reason in particular. 🙂

The photo is taken indoors in natural light – it’s very, very blowy here at the moment – but you can see the fabulous dimension and embossing that folder creates.

I do hope you can come and join us this time. I look forward to seeing what you create. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Just Us Girls create dimension

Crafty Sentiments Designs – anything goes

Lemon Shortbread Challengeanything goes