Balloon Dog Birthday

Hello there. I have a card to share using a new die set from Spellbinders:

For the background, I ink blended some yellow and aqua distress inks, then used an embossing folder – also from Spellbinders.

I then took a brayer, and some Distress Ink ‘Picket Fence’ and rolled it over the background, to give more dimension and interest to the embossing, without diminishing the colours.

I then ink blended some Saltwater Taffy and Abandoned Coral onto two separate pieces of card and die cut the balloon dog elements. Once I had glued the layers together I added some white gel pen marks, and a little further Abandoned Coral to some of the edges.

The layered sentiment is also from Spellbinders – and my goodness those letters are fiddly – I was going to layer them but they are too thin – and the letters are separate from each other – the ‘sticky specks’ came in handy here and worked very well.

Before I added the background to the panel, I splatted some gold Liquitex metallic acrylic ink and then some white metallic ink onto it, and when dry added to the base card with 3F foam strips.

I adhered everything as you see, and added some purple sequins from Catherine Pooler.

I can see that I will be making this balloon dog in different colours moving forward – such a great die set.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

MMM Challenge splatters

Shopping Our Stashuse ink blending

Color Throwdown aqua, yellow, purple, coral

Seize The Birthdaybirthday – option metallic

CYHTPembossing folder – option of summer

Deer Season’s Greetings

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge has started another ‘anything goes Christmas’ challenge – here is my card:

The deer and trees is a die set from Crafters Companion – bought on a whim – and found again when I was entering some new buys into the CML app.

I die cut the main deer image into the front of my card panel, then used some light brown/Kraft card stock for the trees. When putting the card together, I did cut off the frame for the trees, as it seemed to be poking through the front window a little more than I liked.

I used another of my ink blended backgrounds – I still have lots of those ready for crafting – and die cut a slightly larger square than the main panel, and placed it behind the deer, then glued the trees onto that.

As the back of the base looked a little messy, I die cut a rectangle to cover the different layers and adhered it to make it look neater.

The sentiment is from Uniko – I wanted a fairly plain, un-coloured sentiment, so as not to detract from the main image.

I hope you can come and join us with your Christmas creations – anything goes, as per usual……. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creatilicious Challenge anything goes with option of animals

Tuesday Taggerssimple design, simple to make

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

Craft Rocket Challenge – CAS

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Just Because Cottontail Cutie

Hello once again. I have created a card to share as I am currently making cards to give to people I meet at work, or when shopping, just to say ‘hello’, or ‘just because’ – to try and spread some good cheer.

I used the MFT ‘Cottontail Cutie’ die set, as I haven’t played with that for a while, and the colours from the current challenge at Color Throwdown.

The grey card has an almost silver sheen to it, and I think adds a little texture to the bunny. The pink areas are cut from a pink foam I just happened to have lying around…..adding some brightness and even more dimension.

I used the Lawn Fawn ‘Simple Grassy Hillsides’ as you see, and the sentiment is white heat embossed.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownpink, grey, green, Kraft

Aud Sentiments anything goes with a sentiment

A Bit More Time To Craftanything goes

2 Crafty Critter Craziesanything goes with a critter

Die Cut Divas – anything goes with a die cut and option of animals

Crafty Animals Challenge – anything goes animals

Country View Challengesan animal as focal point

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Oh Happy Day

Hello there. The last day of 2018, and more time to craft. This is a quirky card following the sketch and colours from MFT.

Just one question……has anyone seen any teal sows/pigs before? Well – you are just about to!

I quite like them. Somewhat different, but I suppose that is artistic license.

These little piggies are from the MFT ‘Sow Much Cuteness’ stamp and die set I’ve had for a little while – yet another Seven Hills Crafts order – and decided to match the colours and sketch from the two challenges at MFT.

I don’t have the exact colours, but I think they will kinda almost match.

Here is another angle:

The challenges I will be entering are:

MFT sketch challenge

MFT colour challenge