Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WTF stands for...

...Who's turning forty of course!  Made this card for a friend to send to his sister, it uses a set of CAS-ual Fridays stamps, which really make me smile.  Heat embossed for the WTF with Wow glittery blue and with Wow blueberry on the circle row and the question mark.  I had a few specks of powder on the card so, of course, I added a few sequins - got some tiny, tiny mixed ones at Ally Pally Knitting and Stitching show, love them!
I'm entering my card for:
Allsorts - embossing
Hiding in my Craft Room - embossing
Crafty Sentiments - use a sentiment
Digi Choosday - Happy Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - it's only words
CAS on Sunday - emboss it

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Few Challenges

 I spent a bit if time playing in my craft space yesterday and have some cards to share :).  First up is a card for the colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  I didn't have any of the SU colours for this challenge so I've substituted Versafine Olympia Green and Distress Inks Barn Door and Wild Honey.  I think they are fab autumnal shades together.  The wreath is stamped with a branch from Card-io, using first and second generation inkings, the SU Petite Petals are punched out with gems in the middles.
I'm also entering my card for:
Patties Creations - autumn colours
Alphabet Challenge - R is for round
A Creative Need - yellow and orange
Docerela - fall colours
Kitty Bee - dies and or punches

 Second card is a birthday card for a lady who likes elephants.  I've used a Pink Petticoat digi, matted and layered a few times, and following the layout at Sketch Saturday.
I'm also entering my card for:
4 Crafty Chicks - happy birthday
Crafty Little Fairies - only 1 DP (pennant)
Milk, Coffee - lots of layers
Seize the Day - anything goes birthday

Third card is one of my favourite Pink Petticoat Ewe images, paper pieced in polka dots with a bow and stitching added.
I'm entering my card for:
Creative Knockout - animal friends

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Less is More - Week 194

 This week at Less is More Sarah has chosen the very cute theme of "Little Creatures".  My first card has a jar with tiny ladybirds.  The stamp set unfortunately has a typo so I computer generated my sentiment.  I used lots of Glossy Accents on my jar.
 Second card and the little creatures are slightly bigger, with wings this time.  I've coloured the die cut with bright jewel colours with my Copics and mounted their branch on top of some chicken wire embossed card.  The sentiment is by Whiff of Joy and I added some washi tape.
My third card has the largest little creatures, some adorable Avery Elle bunnies.  I have seen this set used to great effect several times at LIM and had to add it to my collection...  Cut my background out by hand from some Memory Box DP scraps.

Hope you like my Little Creatures :)

Monday, 13 October 2014

Ooh La La - Inspired by Nature

We have a super theme for you at this week's Ooh La La Creations Challenge - Inspired by Nature.  I reached for my Carnival of Colour CD with Beverly Morgan's artwork and then came the difficult bit, choosing which of the gorgeous images to use!  I chose Yorkshire Quilt, a beautiful autumnal/post harvest scene and used it for a card for my father-in-law, his birthday is on Tuesday.  DP also from the disk, I added some punched leaves and a bit of ribbon

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Less is More One Layer Week

 This week our one layer challenge at Less is More is to use Two of Something.  My first card uses a totally stunning Impression Obsession stamp with a Woodware sentiment.  The only colour is in the hats, which are coloured with an Inktense pencil.
My second card has a Hero Arts tree masked and stamped using Lyra Aquacolour crayons, misted with water before stamping.  The stars are part of the stamp and where I have a blotch the sequins came in useful :)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Lost lagoon

A quick last minute posting for CAS colours and sketches where this week's colours are lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky.  While I love SU I don't often buy their inks, never mind papers.  But for once, I have both cardstock and ink in Lost Lagoon!  I've added in kraft paper and Bashful Blue ink, using the Festival of Trees stamps and punch, as well as some washi tape.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Hare today...

Fell for both the tree stencil and the hares from Clarity and came up with this card to represent spring and mad March hares.  My photo isn't brilliant though, the greens are brighter IRL, this picture could be Autumn!  Brushed Distress Inks through the stencil, outlined the circle with a grey Copic and added a few dots with Copics to the leaves budding on the tree.  The sentiment was cut with my Portrait and I pierced the edge of my square by stitching around it on a 3.5 length stitch with no thread.
I'm entering my card for:
Clarity Challenges - seasons (I picked spring)
Amusing Challenges - trees
Crafting when we can - no designer papers
Addicted to CAS - stencil
Stamping Boutique - stitching real or faux - hmm... is it a stitch without any thread??

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Less is More - Week 192

Wow the Mostly Words theme was certainly popular, you've all kept me busy with commenting on your wonderful cards!

  This week's Less is More theme is Autumn Bounty and once I stopped getting hung up on the 'bounty' part of it I had a lot of fun with my cards this week.  First up is a one layer card.  Clarity stencil was taped down then I stamped some Jenny Mayes scene-it stamps into the leaf and coloured with Distress Inks.  The wheat and birds were added after I removed the stencil.  Sentiment is Stampin' Up.  I'm really pleased with this card, hope you like it!
I'm entering my card for:
House that stamps built - Fall
Ladybug Crafts - autumn/Hallowe'en
 This card uses Darkroom Door leaf stamps with a Clearly Besotted sentiment.  I scribbled over the stamp with Lyra Aquacrayons and then misted it with water to get a soft effect.  Masked and repeated, then drew round the outlines with a Pigma pen.
I'm entering my card for:
Moo Mania - autumn colouring (but not a moo!)
Ruby's Rainbow - autumn leaves
Whimsie Doodles - autumnal colours
Craftroom Challenges - seasonal colours (spring or autumn depending where you live!)
And finally some more wheat, cut with my Portrait this time and with a doodled Pigma pen border.
Looking forward to seeing lots of CAS autumn bounty
I'm entering my card for:
Scrapper's Delight - no design paper

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

CAS-ology chocolate

This week's word at CAS-ology is irrestistable - well actually it's chocolate but you know what I mean :) !
I used the Rubber Romance stamp recently for a beverage challenge, so out it came again, this time I added some chocolates that I bought years ago from Dimension Fourth - yummy aren't they?  I've added some 'caramel' to top a couple of the choccies and cut the panel around them.

Hmm... think I need some chocolate to go with my lunchtime coffee now

I'm also entering my card for:
Gem of a Challenge - clean & simple
Vintage Stamping - anything goes

Monday, 29 September 2014

Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #166 - use a bow

It's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations and this time Michelle has set a fun challenge: use a bow.  I've added an ombre bow to my gorgeous image from the Say it with Words CD.  The background uses an insert, matted onto some lovely bright gold DP from the same collection on the CD, and with a few sequins added.  Wonderful sentiment on this autumnal image reads:
'Those who don't believe in magic will never find it'.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Love to Create - ribbon