Thursday, 21 June 2018

Sunny Summer days

The new challenge at Cardz for Galz is Sunny Summer Days! There's not much sign of sun here today (Tuesday) though, very grey but also very warm and humid. Not my favourite type of weather. But at least my card is sunny!
I used a sunburst die from SU which has sat unused in my stash since I bought it. The stamps are from two Simon Says Stamp sets, the paper from my snippets box. Make sure you check out the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team has made.I'm entering this into the Playground as well.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Metallic Madness at Cardz for Guyz

This new challenge at Cardz for Guyz is Metallic Madness.  I have gone with Mirri card for the metallic bit, and die cut some cogs out of gold and grey.

The card base is my last but one sheet of Early Espressoand the patterned paper is a snipet from an old SU paper.I finished it off with a peel off sentiment! Something I haven't used for a long time. Hope to see you joining in with us.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Resist Embossing at Make My Monday

I was a bit dubious about the theme this time as I have never had much success with reesist embossing, and previous attempts have usually ended up in the bin. This time though I am reasonably happy with the results.
I used a leaf stamp from a recent SSS kit which I embossed in white. Then I brushed on Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides and gave it just a gentle mist of water. While it was drying I cut a frame using some Tonic Studios dies. When itwas totally dry, ie the next day I coloured in the leaves with Spectrum Noir pencils to make them stand out a bit more. Two butterflies from SU Papillon Potpourri set stamped with the same two inks and Wink of Stella'd, and a sentiment and the card was complete. I hope to see you all joining in at Make My Monday.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Pretty and Pearly at Cardz for Galz

Time once again for the new challenge at Cardz for Galz with a very feminine theme, Pretty and Pearly. I dug out  some NBUS stamps and dies to use. I thought the Orchid Builder set was so pretty when Stampin' Up! brought it out, that I just had to have it and it has sat unused ever since!

I used Raspberry Ripple and Mossy Meadow inks, with some Raspberry Ripple card.  I added some teeny pearls to the centres of the flowers. Do go and check out the rest of the DT's makes for some fab inspiration.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Father's Day at Cards for Guyz

We're coming up to Father's Day here in the UK and that is our current challenge at Cardz for Guyz.
I don't often make a card for it unless it is a DT card as I lost my Dad fourteen years ago.
However I made this one with Roy in mind, hence the owl, as they are one of the many things he has collected over the years. I'll see if his daughter wants to use it!

The owl and background paper is from a Making Cards CD, and the sentiment was created in Craft Artist. The pieces of card are all snippets, although the pile never seems to get any smaller! I fussy cut the owl out and glossy accented his eyes. Make sure to check out the rest of the DT's work.
I'm also going to take this across to the Playground

Monday, 4 June 2018

Hapy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

 Time for the third challenge of the month at Happy Little Stampers and it's the Christmas one. As always it is anything goes but we have an optional twist of "Joy"

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I have used a HLS set Christmas Joy as it seemed appropriate. I stamped the images, with some masking, onto a snippet of kraft card. I coloured the poinsettias  with Spectrum Noir pencils, while I was at card club last week. It was the perfect project to take as I didn't have to take masses of stuff with me.

I mounted it onto some red foil card then onto a kraft card blank. Some gold stickles to the centre of the flowers finished it off.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

Gosh this year is really going fast!! Time for the June challenge at Happy Little Stampers. As always it is Anything Goes but the optional twist is Smile

 I decided to be a bit different this month and move away from my usual white card, and use black instead.I have used a NBUS stamp set  which I embossed using gold embossing powder and then  I dug out my H2Os which I havent used in ages. I'd forgotten how lovely they are to use, and how good they are on black card. IRL this is really shimmery.

I mounted the panel on some turquoise glitter card, then on to a black card base. Then I made another on acrylic paper, mounted on to a turquoise card base. I used exactly the same colour paints, just to see how different they look.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.


Monday, 28 May 2018

Go green!

We're going green at Make My Monday! Well not literally, we want you to do some upcycling.I have used a Japanese Christmas card as they are always too lovely to throw away. Last year's was particulary pretty, but  my photo really doesn't do it justice.
I merely cut the front off as I didn't want to lose any of the picture, then matted it onto some dark blue pearlescent paper - also upcycled. It was the backing sheet from a Clarity Stamp stencil, also too nice to put in the bin.  I added some gold ribbon across the corners then matted that onto gold foil card, before adding to a white card blank. The picture itself has lots of gold embossing on it. Here's a close up. All the little specks are gold.

As it's also time for Rudolph Day again, this is my entry.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Rudolph Day - May

It's Rudolph Day again  and I'm actually entering my card on the day itself! This has to be one of the quickest and easiest cards ever!

I covered a white square card blank with some old Stampin Up paper, cut a fancy edged rectangle from a snippet of Pool Party card, then added the die cut Merry Christmas. I think I've covered up rather too much of the paper so will try tofind something smaller to put in the middle of the next one.

Thursday, 24 May 2018


In common with a lot of other blogs I am publishing a piece about the new GDPR which come into effect tomorrow. Having read about it I am not convinced that it really applies to individual blogs, but better to be safe than sorry! There has apparently been much discussion on Facebook about whether it applies to bloggers, and many thought it does.  So please read the data protection page before commenting or following my blog.My thanks to Marianne of Marianne's Craftroom for allowing us to use the policy she has published.


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