X is for ‘XOXOXO’

Hello once again. The Alphabet Challenge has reached the letter ‘X’, Dawn is hosting, and we want to see your ‘XOXOXO – Hugs and Kisses’ cards. Here is my card:

Onto a Distress white heavy-stock panel I ink blended some pink Distress Oxides – I find I can blend them better than the inks – then splattered with metallic acrylic paints in gold and silver.

I took another white panel and ran through through s Spellbinders embossing folder, adhered it to a card base.

Once the ink blended and splattered panel was dry, I used a Time For Tea designs ‘Stitched Hearts’ cover die – I think you can just make out the stitched hearts around the pink edges – and also used inner rectangle to cut out the middle.

Out of that pink cut-out piece, I die cut two hearts and added them to the card as you see, and also cut out the x’s and the o’s, after putting the strip onto double-sided sticky tape, then adding them to another white strip – trying very hard to keep them aligned……

I hope you can come and join us. I’m looking forward to your take on the theme. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Inspiration Station photo inspirationinspired by love and hearts

Here is a place to start anything goes – option to pick a palette not taken

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes

Crafty Gals Corneradd a heart

Papercraft Challenge hearts

Coffee Cup Shaker

Hello. I have a card to share using a new die set from Time For Tea Designs:

I die cut the coffee cup in a piece of card which had been sprayed with mica stain, this would act as the base which would be seen through the acetate.

I then taped the coffee cup and window die together, and die cut both 5 times to create the walls of the shaker. I didn’t use 3D foam for the edges – I think stacked die cuts look cleaner when viewed from the side.

I glued four of the die cuts to the base, added sequins into the ‘well’, added acetate to the back of the top ink smooshed layer and stuck down. I wanted a brown-ish coffee cup, but not solid brown. The lid was die cut and added.

I stamped the sentiment, cut into a strip, and glued to the top of the acetate.

There are a few dies in this set I didn’t use – a gift card holder and slots, and a coffee cup wrap piece – but I thought the wrap piece would cover up too much of the cup and shaker for this project.

I wanted a background patterned paper which was quite colourful, so the coffee shaker would stand out, and chose one which had colours which seemed to be reflected in the sequin mix.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Day Of The Month Card Club National Espresso Day

Cut It Up Challenge coffee – include a die cut

Creative Fingers anything goes

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends anything goes

Happy Winter Birthday

Cardz 4 Galz has started a new challenge. The theme is ‘check it out’ chosen by Helen. We want to see your creations which include gingham or plaid. Here is my card:

Onto a white card base I adhered some MFT plaid patterned paper in brighter colours.

The image is from Time For Tea Designs, stamped with a brown Gina K amalgam ink, and coloured with Copics, trying to match the colours in the plaid background.

I used the matching die, which cut out the centre of the wreath, but I placed that back inside once I had stamped the sentiment – from the same stamp set.

I’m looking forward to seeing your girly creations using plaid/gingham. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

INTAAS happiness

Love To Craft anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge week 31 – anything goes with colouring

Craft Rocket flowers

AAA Birthday birthday atg

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge anything goes with patterned paper

Let’s Have A Brew

I’d like to share a card using some new products from Time For Tea Designs here in the UK:

I die cut the scalloped slimline using Mama Elephant dies, and used the white inner to create a cloudy background and grassy base using a Simon Says Stamp stencil. The stencil comes with a flower part too – but I just ink blended the grassy part. I ink blended the clouds darker at the top, and lighter towards the grass.

I then stamped the images, coloured with Copics, and used the matching dies to cut them out – some white gel pen to add interest to the cup.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set,. but I cut it out using a speech bubble die – I think that’s Mama Elephant too but not sure.

The scallop and cloudy piece were stuck down with glue, the panda, the sugar cubes, and the speech bubble were raised with 3D foam.

I found some little sticky hearts in my stash which matched the green and blue, and also attached some small silver gems with them.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown yellow, green, aqua, Kraft

Cut It Up Challenge summer themed – include a die cut

Crafty Animals anything goes with an animal

Colour Crazy Challengeweek 28 – anything goes with colouring

Here Is A Place To Start anything goes – option of balloons and flowers not take

TTCRD anything goes

See You Soon….

The Alphabet Challenge has reached the letter ‘C’, and Dawn has chosen the theme of ‘CARS’. Here is my card:

I stamped the images first, coloured with Copics, then used the matching die sets to cut them out.

These were stuck down onto a white panel with 3D foam, this panel layered with a Lawn Fawn panel, then adhered to a white card base.

The sentiment is from the same car critter stamp set.

I look forward to seeing your ‘car’ creations in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Papercraft Challenges animals (on the farm)

Creatalicious Challengeanything goes

Arty Divas Challenge anything goes

Love To Craft Challengeanything goes

Cardz 4 Galz – Things With Wings

Hello there I am hosting the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. I have chosen the theme ‘Things With Wings’. I chose this theme as I know there are lots and lots of choices here – from birds, to dragons, to fairies – it can be real of fantasy – the choice is yours as long as there are wings.

Here is my card:

I wanted to use this cute duck stamp set from Time For Tea Designs, as I thought they were quirky and fun to use for the valentine’s day card for hubby.

Once the duck images were stamped, coloured, then die cut, I worked on the scene. The additional lily pads and pond grass are from a Sunny Studio stamp set.

The grass was cut from green card stock, and the edges blended with a green Distress Ink, the brown is supposed to represent the ground – die cut using a cloud die – and the edges of the brown card stock slightly inked with another Distress Ink.

The water is a patterned paper from my stash, and cut free-hand.

I used a small off-cut of the pond/water paper to put behind the sentiment to make it stand out a little more.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Things With Wings’ themed creations – I look forward to seeing what you come up with. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Animals Challenge – anything goes with an animal

2 Crafty Critter Crazies anything goes with an animal as the focus

Moving Along With The Times love/anniversary/wedding

Crafts Galore anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge use a love sentiment