Snowy Scene

A little more crafty time created this card:

This card took a little planning, some drying time – and patience…..

I started by ink blending a piece of card with Distress Inks – Prize Ribbon and Hickory Smoke. Once dry, I stamped the trees in Versafine Black Onyx – and waited for it to dry again. Then splattered with white acrylic paint – and waited yet again.

Whilst waiting for all the drying to happen, I die cut the houses from The Greetery from ‘Ice White’ card stock from Pink frog Crafts here in the UK, pieced all the layers together – not a major issue – then stuck some black card stock on the back of the houses to fill in the windows.

I then die cut a circle from the front of the card base, die cut a larger circle from the ink blended panel – deciding which part I wanted to show through the aperture, glued that to the back of the card front – adding a white panel on the back to cover the mess. Sorry – the creative process……

I then placed the houses as you see – the smallest one with glue, and the other two with 3D foam squares, added a foiled sentiment – and done….

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Allsortsanything goes option winter blues

Color Throwdown grey, navy, white

Paper Fundayanything goes, option starry night

Peace On Earth anything goes Christmas

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Ally’s Angels anything goes

Cardz 4 Galz – Forget-Me-Not

The new challenge theme at Cardz 4 Galz has been chosen by Debbie. She wants us to create a card ‘for a cause’. Here is my card:

My mum passed away earlier this year from the effects of Alzheimer’s Dementia, and so I chose to use forget-me-nots for my card, which is the flower associated with this dreadful disease.

I used the die set from The Greetery to create this bunch of flowers. Firstly, I ink smooshed some blue and some green inks onto some Distress Mixed Media card stock – trying to get some variation in the colours – but not too dramatic.

Once die cut, I assembled the flowers – I must have had some patience to do this – but maybe it was that I was inspired by the reason I was doing it – so very fiddly – but it came together quite quickly.

The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio, and I realise as I type this that it is very emotional, such a short time since I lost her, and I will always be thinking of her……she is the one who got me into card making in the first place too……

I hope you can come and join us with your creations following our theme. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creative Fingers Challenge anything goes

Ally’s Angels Challenge anything goes

TTCRDanything goes

Mix It Up Challengeanything goes – option ink smooshing

Love To Craft Challenge anything goes

From Me To You….

Hello there. I have a card to share which I put the finishing touches to today:

This floral set is from The Greetery and includes, stamps, stencils, and dies.

I first stenciled all the layers and images then used the die to cut it out. Once I had that cut, I then worked on my background.

I layered a piece of black card stock. as I wanted to use a black and foiled sentiment, and onto that I layered a white piece, dry embossed using a ‘dotty’ embossing folder, and then splattered with black and gold Liquitex acrylic paints – the shimmery set.

I used a 5×7 inch card base, then realised the floral arrangement was just a little too short for this size, so I cut it in half………I know, I know – all that stencilling and I cut it – but I had a plan…..

The gold foiled sentiment strip was adhered with 3D foam across the middle, then the two halves of the floral arrangement – also on 3D foam – was kinda tucked into the strip. That made it slightly longer and just seemed to fit the size of card better.

I then added some gold faceted gems……and then…….realised the sentiment was in silver foil not gold……oh well – that just meant I had to stick some silver faceted gems down too – which I did onto some flowers! What a numpty!

Anyhoo – I hope you like it.

I shall be entering the following challeneges:

Color Throwdownpink, coral, dark purple, green,

Allsorts Challenge anything goes (option of school days not taken)

TTCRD anything goes

Crafty Calendar Challenge anything goes

Love To Craft Challenge anything goes