Sunday 19 August 2018

AAA Cards ... Use a stencil ...

Sunday morning and time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and we would like you to use a stencil to create a card.

My original plan was to create a one layer card but, you know how it is, there was a spot of paint in the wrong place ...

I used some vibrant magenta acrylic paint to stencil the two flowers and then added a sketchy outline using a black marker.  I die cut a small label and stamped the sentiment and adhered it with foam adhesive.  Finally I added the panel to the card base.

I used:

STAMPlorations - Happy Flowers Large ARTplorations stencil
DecoArts Fluid Acrylic - Quinacridone Magenta
Simon Says Stamp - Happy stamp set
Clearly Besotted Journal It Die
Pitt Black Artist Pen

Fancy joining in with the challenge but need more inspiration?  Then check out the other designers over at AAA Cards.  I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations.


Saturday 18 August 2018

Christmas in August ...

Good evening ... it seems ages since I had time to create anything to share on my blog ... I've been busy over the last weeks paying two visits to my parents in Lincolnshire and my son in Edinburgh ... I'm jetting off again tomorrow (i use the term 'jetting off' very loosely!).  The destination this time is Liverpool with my lovely daughter to meet up with my son for my final birthday treat for this year - a three day break full of exhibitions and sightseeing as well as lots of good food (hopefully!).

We are half way through the school summer break and finding time to be creative has been difficult ... in between time away from home I've been trying to catch up on the annual cleaning, tidying and sorting the house ... not my favourite activity but a necessity.  I decided to take today off and get creating!!  I have a card to share with you:

I used:

UNIKO - Poinsettia
Wow Gold Embossing Powder
Zig Real Brush Clean Color Markers

I'm entering the following challenge:

"Less is More" #378


Sunday 5 August 2018

AAA Cards ... Friendship

If you are in the UK ... I hope you are enjoying the sunshine!!  It's Sunday morning and time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and the theme is Friendship!

So if you need an excuse to be inside creating why not get out your supplies and join in with the challenge - create a CAS card and join in with the fun.

A simple design using a couple of dies and a panel of yupo coloured with alcohol inks - sometimes simple is enough.  I hope you will be inspired to join in.


Wednesday 1 August 2018

Rainbow Stripes ...

Good Afternoon!  I hope you are all well ... if you are in the UK I hope you are managing to make the most of the wonderful weather.

I'm on holiday from work (the paid type) and I'm trying to catch up with all the household chores in between spending time away with my family.  I'm just back from visiting family in Lincolnshire and tomorrow I am heading to Edinburgh, with my daughter, for a long weekend to see my son - it's ages since I saw him and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am!!  So in a break from chores and to help the day pass quickly I decided to create a couple of cards ...

A one layer wonder ... two stamps, eight ink pads and a pokey tool!! ... and all completed in less than 10 minutes (9 minutes and 40 seconds!!)

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #376

Inkspirational #166

The Male Room #91