Pretty Bows

Hello there. There is a new challenge beginning at Cardz 4 Galz, and the theme this time is ‘Pretty Bows’. We would love to see your paper-crafting related projects with this theme.

We are also have a Design Team call – so if you can create a card every two weeks following a set theme, be able to comment on your allocated numbers in the entries – I usually comment more – and host a challenge or two, picking the spotlight winners – then please come along and submit your entry for consideration. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create, and looking forward to greeting a new teamie…… xxxx

Back to the current challenge. Here is my card:

I began with a lilac card layer using Sue Wilson Stitched Squares, cut a smaller square with one of the layers, and then die cut one of the verso layers from the tonic die set. The bows in this verso layer can be lifted for added dimension, as you can see from the close photo.

After cutting a couple more layers from the Tonic set, I created a lattice bow using the Spellbinders tiered Mulitloop Bows die set, using a gem brad to put the layers of the bow together, and added to the card as you see.

I decided not to put a sentiment on this card, and will instead use a verse or poem in the middle instead, as I feel this could be quite a generic card.

I hope you can visit the Cardz 4 Galz challenge and see the creations from the Design Team – and I also hope you can come and join us – I look froward to seeing what you create.

XX

Sun, Sea, and Sand….

Hello again everyone. There is anew challenge started at Cardz4Galz, and the theme is – Sun, Sea, and Sand.

Here is my take on the theme:

To create the sea and the sand at the front, I used The Ton ‘Golf Course‘ stamp set. For the sand in the mid-ground, I used a finger dauber and one of the two shades of Altenew brown inks, and just – well – dabbed it down. It gave the effect of sand, which I’m quite pleased about.

I did the same with a blue for the sky to give an overall uneven look to it.

I then took the Hero Arts ‘Colour Layering Palm Tree‘ stamp and die set for the palm trees, hammock, and also decided to stamp some monkeys…….all die cut with the matching die set.

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts stamp set, and all layers die cut with a Sue Wilson’s stitched squares.

I hope you have the time to join us for this challenge, and I see the Design Team have some great projects for you to see…..I look forward to seeing your creations. 🙂

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengemake your own background

Give a crafter a cookie cookie inspiration

Pinspirationalphoto inspiration

Brown Sugar Challengeanything goes