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.  


Monday, 14 May 2018

Dandelions ...

I was on a bit of a roll yesterday and this card is just one of four I managed to create ... possibly my most successful crafting day in weeks!  I ran out of time to create a post to share the card ... so here I am a day later.

Another simple card created using a gelli print for the focal image.  I die cut the image from the gelli print and from 3 other pieces of white card all of which I adhered into a stack to create more dimension.  I had real trouble deciding what colour to use for the sentiment ... as you can see in the end yellow was the winner!!

I used:
Sue Wilson: Dandelion Posies
UNIKO: Simply Said Blocks
Memento Ink - Dandelion

As mentioned at the start I am entering this card into the TIME OUT challenge:


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Butterflies ...

Back again for my second post of the day ... this time to share two cards for one challenge ... Twofer Card Challenge #5 ... as the name implies this challenge is all about creating two cards for different events and different designs using the same die or stamps.

If you follow my blog you will know of my obsession with gelli plate printing ... both of my cards use a gelli print and two coordinating butterfly dies.

Apologies for the fly in the top right corner ... it is not part of the design!!

For this card I die cut the solid butterfly out of the card and then inlaid a butterfly cut from a gelli print into the opening.  Finally I die cut the coordinating intricate butterfly and attached it by the body leaving the wings free to add dimension.

The fly was camera shy by the time I took this photograph!

For this card I cut a section out of the card before die-cutting three solid butterflies.  I used three butterflies cut from a gelli print to attach the two pieces back together to form the front of the card - kind of floating inlaid die cuts.   I added three intricate butterflies cut from vellum attached by the body leaving the wings free.  This was a fiddly card to create ... I'm not sure I will be repeating it!

I used:
STAMPlorations - CUTplorations Flutter Zen 1
Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Borders
UNIKO - Simply Said

Challenge details:


Framed Carnation ...

I can not believe where the time is going to ... it is already Sunday evening and almost time for work ... again!!!  I've had a mixed weekend ... washing, cleaning, cooking and ironing but I'm delighted to have squeezed in some 'me time' being creative (at least trying to be!).

First up this evening is a card for the current challenge at "Less is More" - it is a colour challenge ... yellow,grey and blue.  

I stamped the image with pumice stone distress ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I like the effect you get when embossing an image it creates a cleaner line for water colouring.  I water coloured the image added some foam tape and popped it onto the base before adding a small sentiment.

I used:
STAMPlorations - Framed Carnation
UNIKO - Simply Said
Distress Ink Pumice Stone
Winsor and Newton Water Colours.

The challenge details:


AAA Cards ... Inspired by Nature

Time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and this week we turn to nature for our inspiration.

I think nature is my go to theme in most of my designs as I have hundreds (well maybe not hundreds!!) of flowers and butterfly stamps!  This time we are sponsored by Happy Little Stampers.

Another simple design ... stamp three butterflies onto a gelli print then fussy cut them out.  Stitch the images to the centre of a piece of card, draw in their antenna (it saves trying to fussy cut the thin lines!). I finished by adding some pierced detail to the corners for extra interest. 

I used:
UNIKO English Country Garden: Butterflies
Papermania Urban Stamps Butterflies
Versafine Onyx Black

I do hope that you will join in ... just remember to keep your design clean and simple (CAS).