Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Architecture at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's my turn to choose the challenge at Cardz for Guyz and I have chosen "Architecture". This gives plenty of scope and I had a hard time deciding what to use. Eventually I went with another unused Michael Powell stamp.
I stamped it on some smooth watercolourpaper using the Misti, which was a life saver as this stamp really did not want to give a clear image. Even after 3 stampings it was still not very clear, but I figured it would add to the watercolour effect! I used some watercoour paints and lots of water.  Then I found a tall narrow card, lurking at the bottom of my card blank box, a leftover from a QVC buy!

I'm looking forward to seeing your makes, and don't forget to have a look at my teamies' makes as well.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Rudolph Day and NBUS

Only two more Rudolph Days to go till the Big Day! I wasnt sure if I would be able to get into the craft room to make a card this month as the builders have just knocked through and it is chaotic to say the least! But I managed it and used a NBUS embossing folder so I can also join in with Darnell's NBUS challenge.

I think it will look familiar to some of you - it's a Christmas version of That Folder! A very CAS card which actually looks better IRL!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Autumn Colours

Hello there, it's time for a new challenge at Make My Monday and this time it was my turn to choose a theme. I have gone for Autumn Colours.

I have used yet another NBUS item, Totally Trees from Stampin' Up. I picked some nice autumnal shades of yellow and orange, plus a green and burgundy ink. I wrapped some green, red and gold twine around the panel then added a round sentiment ( this was not the original plan, it was to cover up a smudge of ink!) I think the sentiment is an old Woodware set.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team have made.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Nature at Cardz 4 Guyz.

It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week the theme is Nature. I decided to play with Craft Artist and made this card using the Craftscapes digikits.

I printed off some extra embellishments and fussy cut them out before adding to the circular image. I really ought to play with CA more often than I do.

Hope you can join in with the challenge.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Something for a Child at MMM

The challenge this week at Make My Monday is "Something for a Child" which fitted quite nicely with making a card for Roy's great-nieces's 7th birthday. I decided to make her a girlie card and used the SU T-shirt set.
The banner is a Little Claire set that I've had for ages and never used. I really wanted to put Happy Birthday Polly but couldn't fit it in.

Look forward to seeing what you come up.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Something begining with D

The challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz is "Something beginning with D" I went for dog, purely because I wanted to use the Crazy Dogs stamps which had been waiting pateiently for me to give them their first outing!

I stamped him onto some taupe cardthen watercoloured him, he looks a bit streaky here but not IRL. White gel pen for his eyebrows - do dogs have eyebrows? Some glossy accents on his eyes and a wash of green to ground him. The sentiment is a Dylusions one, which I thought suited the look on his face! I look forward to seeing what you create. As always don't forget to check out the res of the DT's makes.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Rudolph Day- August

Well here we are again at Rudolph Day, only 3 more to go!! I decided to go through my box of bits and pieces,as opposed to snippets, and found some decoupage bits already made up. Time to turn them into cards.
It's a long time since I made a DL card, but it seemed to work quite well with the round decoupage and a gold embossed sentiment.

Then I made up a couple more,so that's three m0re for the box!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

More octopi!

I've been playing with that little octopus stamp again! This time I stamped it randomly in different colours, mounted it onto some bright pink card and then onto a square card blank.

Job done!

Crafty Cardmakers are looking for Under the Sea

Monday, 21 August 2017

Those lazy days of summer at Make My Monday

Lazy Days of Summer is the new challenge at Make My Monday. I found some 6x6 paper  which perfectly represented a hot summer's day ( I'm beginning to forget what they are!)

The little bikini die and sentiment stamp are from Simon Says Stamp. I added the birds to break up the background. I hope you can join us this week and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's makes.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Fancy Folds at Cards 4 Guyz.

I'm quite taken with the twisted pop up card and it fits well with this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. I dug out some coordinating papers from a very old paper pad bought originally from QVC.


The stamps are from SU, I stamped them on the patterned paper then stuck them on white card as the paper is very thin. I think it might go to my grandson in due course. as always I hope you like and will be able to join in.

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