Sunday 30 September 2018

Sunday fun ...

Good evening!! Another weekend done and dusted ... I wish they lasted a little longer!  Luckily I've had time for crafting today - I decided the ironing could wait!! 

I started with paper crafting and then moved on to textiles!

The first a card:

I need to get on with my Christmas cards ... I need to up the production otherwise Christmas will be here and the cards wont be!!  This is a simple card totally made with die cuts and coloured card plus a little Wink of Stella for added sparkle.

I was inspired by the design and layout of the card to be CASEd for the new challenge at "Less is More"

I used:
STAMPlorations - CUTplorations 'Let it Snow'
Tonic - Snowflake dies


AAA Cards ... Inspired by a TV Show

Morning all, time for a new challenge at AAA Cards  and this time the challenge is to create a CAS card 'Inspired by a TV Show'

Hopefully this gives you lots and lots of options.  My inspiration is The Travel Show and all holiday programmes.

I used:

STAMPlorations: Born to Roam stamp set
Zig Real Brush Clean Color Markers

Check out the blog for more inspiration and then get creating.


Sunday 23 September 2018

One layer floral ...

Good Afternoon ... it has stopped raining, at last, so I've been able to spend an hour in the garden trying to tidy up before winter arrives!  I've also in the middle of doing some crafting ... so I have a card to share with you.

Earlier this month I created a card for my daughter's birthday (here) which I love but involved quite a few layers although the end result was Clean and Simple I wanted to see if I could create the same effect but in one layer!  So after much thought and procrastination this is the card:

I'm quite pleased with the result ... I think there is room for improvement,  I'll certainly try it again with other designs.

I used:
Twinkling H2O's - Golden Nugget, Raspberry wine.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

I'm entering the following challenge:
"Less is More" #380


Sunday 16 September 2018

AAA Cards ... Imagine

Good morning ... another Sunday and time for a new challenge at AAA Cards ... I hope you are ready to play!

As always we are looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards inspired by the theme ... IMAGINE ... so let your mind wander and see what idea springs forth.  I went with the word rather than the image ...

Unusual for me I carried the design onto the inside of the card for the rest of the quote ...

I used:
Inkylicious - Imagine
Card io Majestic - Sweet Birdshouse and Gerbera Garden
UNIKO - Nature Treasures
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover

If you need some more inspiration then pop along to the blog and check out the amazing cards from the rest of the Design Team.


Sunday 9 September 2018

Family birthday ...

My daughter is celebrating her 30th birthday today ... this makes me feel very old but then I am twice as old as her!!!

I thought I would pop by this evening and share the card I made for her:

I am entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #379

Stamping Sensations September Challenge - "I spy with my little eye something beginning with B"


Wednesday 5 September 2018

Rudolph ...

Good evening ... it is back to work for me tomorrow ... I'm not particularly looking forward to it but I've got to fund my crafting somehow!!  So today I spent a little time creating ... I'm on my annual mission of trying to find a Christmas card design that I like enough to make more than one of ... this is my first try:

A simple design, easily executed especially with a Misti ,,, two stamps and one enamel dot!  I'm not sure about it but it could be useful as a stand-by design if I don't manage to come up with something better!

I'm going to enter into the following challenge:

"Less is More" #379


Monday 3 September 2018

Black, white and teal ...

I'm back to work later this week ... I'm not sure where the last six weeks have gone but they have whizzed by!  I've done so much but at the same time seem to have done very little ... I've spent a lot of time travelling around the UK leaving me very little time for crafting and my blog.  My blog seems to be very quiet ... very few visitors and very few comments but I guess if I'm not blogging regularly there is no new reason to visit!  I'm hoping to rectify this by finding time to blog more often!

So here we go ... my second post for September and a new card to share:

I created the background using multiple background and sentiment stamps.  Stamped and die cut the bird before adhering it to the card using foam tape for added dimension.  I added the sentiment in black to make it pop from the background.

I used:
STAMPlorations: For the Birds Stamp and matching die set
                            Trendy Birds
Simon Says Stamp: Happy 3x4 stamp set
Versfine Onyx Black
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #379

Stamping Sensations September Challenge
"I spy with my little eye something beginning with B ..."


Sunday 2 September 2018

AAA Cards Sketch ...

Time seems to be whizzing by this year ... it's September already!! 

Sunday morning and time for a new challenge at AAA Cards ... so I hope you are ready to get creating a beautiful CAS card.  This time we have a Sketch challenge - I really like sketch challenges as at least you know how to layout your card even if you then have to decide on which images to use!

We would like to see you create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card using this sketch.  This is the card I created to inspire (hopefully!).

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Gerbera
            - Simply Said
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
WOW Clear Embossing Powder
Zig Real Brush Color Markers

I do hope that you will join in with the challenge and I look forward to seeing your cards.