Sunday, 10 June 2018

AAA Cards Geometrics ...

Well it's been an exciting two weeks celebrating AAA Cards 4th Birthday Bash ... I hope you joined in and had fun ... all the winners will be announced next weekend.  While you wait why not join in with the new challenge that starts today!  This time the theme is:

This is one of my favourites ... I hope it is one of yours too!!  I combined my love of geometrics with rainbow colours!

I used:
UNIKO - Background Builders: Triangulate
            - Simply Said Blocks
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet
Versafine Onyx Black

As always, check out the blog for more inspiring projects from the design team.  I look forward to seeing your creations.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Alcohol Ink and foiling ...

I've been wandering around the internet this week (it is half term so no work for a week!) and watching some really inspiring crafting videos on You Tube ... I was looking for inspiration!!  I seem to be stuck and lacking that little something to create a design that stands out.

One of the videos was about creating backgrounds with alcohol ink and then adding foiling to the almost dry ink - the video was by Kelly Latevola.   So I tried it ... and loved it!!  This card is made with just a small piece from one of the backgrounds:

This is the panel before I cut it up ... the gold foiling is difficult to capture in a photograph
The sentiment is heat embossed onto some vellum and attached to the print with some liquid glue behind the letters. I added some fun foam to the back of the panel before adhering it to the card base.  The sentiment is from the UNIKO Spring Botanicals: Daffodil stamp set.

I'm going to enter the Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More


Sunday, 27 May 2018

One Layer Lily ...

Good evening ... another card to share this time a simple one layer card with some heat embossing and a touch of subtle water colouring:

I used:
Inkylicious - Calla Lily Stamp set
Distress Inks - Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
WOW Clear embossing powder
UNIKO - Simply Said stamps.

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #372

Penny Black and More May Challenge - Anything Goes


AAA Cards ... 4th Birthday Bash ...

This is the start of any amazing challenge we are celebrating at AAA Cards!!  It's the challenges 4th Birthday - we have some fabulous sponsors joining in with the celebration by providing lots of amazing prizes.  To win all you need to do is join in with the fun and get creative - full details on how to participate are at the end of this post.

As always the first way to join in is to create a clean and simple card and link up to the challenge:

... and it will be no surprise that the theme is 'Happy Birthday'.  Need inspiring? How about this:

I used:
STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled ATC #1
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.
WOW Platinum Embossing Powder
UNIKO Simply Said

If this isn't enough inspiration then visit the blog and take a peak at the amazing projects from the rest of the team.

Remember I said we had lots of sponsors, well check this out:

... and here's how to join in:

Are you going to join in with the treasure hunt ... if you are then this list will help you:

Elaine - you are here!
I hope you will join in with the bash ... the more you play the greater the chance that you will win!!


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Saturday fun ...

Good evening ... I've had a lazy day crafting and creating ... some success and some best not talked about!!

First up I created a card using the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches and the photo inspiration from TIME OUT Challenges:

This card began with a print I created using stamps, acrylic paint and my gelli printing plate ... this is the print:

I selected a small area and die cut a rectangle, I also die cut a piece of vellum the same size and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.

The details of the two challenges are:

CAS Colour and Sketches #273

TIME OUT Challenge #110 Photo Inspiration


Monday, 21 May 2018

STAMPlorations ... Things with Wings Reminder

I'm back to remind you about this month's STAMPlorations Blog Hop and Linky Parties ... have you joined in yet? Not to worry you still have time so hop on over to the blog and check it out.

I've really enjoyed making tags instead of cards recently as there are only so many cards that I need in my stash!  

The tag is die cut from a gelli print and machine stitched onto a piece of card.  I added washi tape and a strip of hessian to add more interest.  The birds were die cut four times and then adhered into a stack all to add dimension.  The sentiment was stamped and some lace added and the job was done!

I used:
STAMPlorations - For the Birds Stamp set

I love the "For the Birds" stamp set and the matching dies so much that I thought I would give you a bonus - just for visiting my blog!  This time I used the above supplies to create a card - clean and simple!

I hope you are inspired to join in ... remember there are prizes to be won!


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Doily delight ...

Good evening!  I hope you've had a good weekend ...

I've managed to squeeze in some crafting time ... not altogether successful ... too much procrastination!  I did manage to create this card for the Calling All Sistahs Challenge:

I die cut the doily twice once in black once in teal, I then pieced the teal pieces into the black doily.  I used to circle dies to remove the centre and to create a frame.  The centre of the doily is foam backed to add some dimension.  I covered the whole image with clear wink of stella to add a little sparkle - you can just about see it in the photographs.

Calling All Sistahs is a great challenge ... the idea is to create a card that will brighten someones day as well as providing encouragement.