Wednesday 20 September 2017

ATSM Photo Inspiration ...

It is time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More ... this week we are back around to inspiring you with a photograph ... 

You can use anything from the photograph to inspire you to create ... the colours, the images anything you like, your choice.  You will see from my card that I have used all of the elements to create this:

I hope that you find something that inspires you to join in with the challenge and have some fun!!  It is worth checking out the blog to see all of the wonderful designs from the design team.


Sunday 17 September 2017

Taking Flight ...

Good evening ... I've been on a bit of a roll today ... I've spent most of the day crafting (well in between ironing and cooking dinner!).  I'm delighted that I have another card to share with you inspired by this week's challenge at "Less is More".  This is my second card primarily using a die.

I die cut the dragonflies four times before sticking them together - I find this is the easiest way to add dimension with intricate dies.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of cream card and then cut it into a fishtail banner.

The challenge details:


Christmas robin ...

I have been on a mission recently to design a Christmas card that I like and is quick to make ... I like this card but it certainly was not quick to make!

I love the effect of paper piecing but it can be very time consuming,  This die is a Sue Wilson die from her Festive Collection ... it cuts beautifully.  I used kraft card for the frame and then various pattern papers for the detail.  I then adhered the finished panel to the card using a piece of fun foam to add dimension.

I'm entering this week's challenge at "Less is More" - the theme is 'Take Flight' - although my Robin is sitting on a branch I just know that he is about to take off!!


AAA Cards Autumn Colours ...

Good morning!  It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards ... this time the challenge is all about the colours of autumn. 

I love Autumn colours ... the trees look beautiful as they change from green to glorious yellows, oranges and red and the light at this time of the year is so bright and clean (unless it's raining!!).  The challenge is being sponsored by UNIKO ... so I have used one of their beautiful floral stamp sets.

I used:

UNIKO - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum stamp set and matching dies
            - Simply Said
Wow White Embossing Powder
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemondae, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint and Black Soot

I hope that you will join in with the challenge, I know you will have fun and you might just win!


Saturday 9 September 2017

One Layer Wonder ...

Well it's been a very long week ... I realise it has only been as long as every other week in terms of hours and days but it is the first week back at work and it has been hectic ... I feel like I need another holiday to get over it!!  Anyway the weekend is here I've had a lovely day out with my daughter celebrating her birthday and I've even managed to squeeze in some crafting!

I have a card to share for this week's challenge at "Less is More" - it is One Layer week with the theme of 'colouring in'.

This is my card:

I began by masking a portion of the card where I wanted to place the sentiment.  I then stamped the image with grey ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder before water colouring the image with distress inks.  Then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and added a few splatters.

I used:
STAMPlorations - Blossom Sprays #2
Distress Inks - Picked raspberry, dried marigold, twisted citron and peeled paint.
WOW clear embossing powder

Challenge details:


Tuesday 5 September 2017

ATSM Holiday time ...

It is time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More ... this week the theme is:

I've created another Christmas card ... I'm determined to get ahead with my Christmas cards!  You don't have to create a Christmas card to join in with the challenge ... it just has to be a card to celebrate a holiday!  So get your supplies out and start creating.  This is my card:

I used:
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
Your Next Stamp - We Three Kings Stamp set
Memory Box Winter Tiny Snowflakes stencil
Deco Media Modeling paste

Pop along to the blog and check out the design teams projects ... you will not be disappointed.


Sunday 3 September 2017

AAA Cards Creatures ...

Good Morning ... well August has disappeared into the past which means it is time for me to return to paid employment ... school opens on Wednesday so it's back to work for me! 

As my holiday drifts away it is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards:

While you think about the card you could create for the challenge check out mine:

My brother and sister-in-law celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary last month and this is the card I created for them ... so as well as card, ink and stamps this card contains lots of love (difficult to photograph but if you look closely I'm sure you can see it!!)

I used:
STAMPlorations - CUTploration For The Birds Dies and Mixed Media Elements Stamps
Tim Holtz - Heart Die
UNIKO - Simply Said stamp set
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon.

It is worth checking out the design team cards ... they are all awesome and I am sure they will inspire you to join in with the challenge.  I look forward to visiting your blogs to see all of your creations.