Sunday, 15 October 2017

Babe magnet?

One of my nephews turns 16 this month and he's getting a scooter to ride to school so I thought this would be a fun card for him, hope it makes him smile in a good way.

I used a lily of the valley stamp and coloured it with promarkers.
I used a circle die but allowed some of the image to spill over the edge of the die cut.

I used a map stamp from a set from the Stampman , one of the first stamps I ever bought and stamped on cream paper colouring the roads different colours( not that you can see them) in hopes it looks a little more realistic. They live in a rural area so not many roads.

I used a kraft base card and some purple plaid paper to create the base layer and a printed sentiment I found in my stash that came from an ancient kit I got when first starting to card make, I cut it in half and attached to each side of the image. I finished the card with some peel-off numbers , well 16 is a milestone of sorts especially when it's you that's 16.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Daisy Chain - happy birthday

Dream Valley challenges - for the boys

Seize the birthday - anything goes

QKR - anything goes or pumpkins

Jingle bells

I bought these Sheena Douglas dies and stamps when visiting Crafter's companion store in Chesterfield though I only went for some card.

I cut the die in silver mirri card and also in white card which I then coloured with promarker to add depth.

I created the background by  using distress oxide inks on some centura pearlised card, it really adds a lovely sheen. 

I then used Versamark ink and silver embossing powder and stamped 'jingle ' twice on the background. I cut a square of white card slightly larger than my background and coloured the edge with the same promarker as my jingle shadow. I then mounted the background and its base to a white square base card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

Fab n funky - word art

Sweet stampin' - sparkle and shine

The Male room - use metal

the Corrosive challenge - anything goes

HLS Christmas - anything goes optional silhouette

Sweet stampin, Christmas - anything goes Christmas

Christmas card challenge - anything goes optional photo inspiration

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Black on black

Thought I'd have another experiment with my distress oxide inks and as a starting point found a challenge to use as a starting point. I used orange inks to create a sunset sky blending the inks together from lighter deep yellowy orange shades to deeper orange shades. I created the setting sun by using an open studio circle die and a water pen to remove the ink dabbing with a tissue to remove the colour. To add the hazy clouds I just drew lines again with the water pen removing the colour.

I used several more memory box dies, cattail landscape die, prairie grass die, elegant seashore birds and springtime bunnies, all cut in black glossy card and arranged them to create a scene. 

I finished the card by mounting the panel on a black glossy card base. no sentiment as yet as I feel its a card that could be used for many different occasions and so will add an appropriate sentiment when I use the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Outside the box - black and orange

crafty friends - anything goes

creative fingers - anything goes

OLLCB- dies

HLS - anything with dies

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunshine smiles

Who doesn't love sitting in the sunshine with a gentle breeze listening to the birds singing and the buzzing of the bees. Nature is a wonderful thing and when I here people say 'stop and smell the coffee or roses' I think it should be stop and listen to the birds and bees though I guess coffee is available all year round whereas roses, bees buzzing and birdsong might not be, I digress as usual onto my card.
I love these itty bitty bees from memory box and they are such fun to make too quite therapeutic if you get a little conveyor belt going and they just add something when you add them to a project. I have some lady bugs too and they are fun too just make me smile, not sure what that says about me lol.  My card was a bit of an experiment for me using a stencil and distress inks both relatively new to my craft collection but I hope I will grow into them. I was quite surprised the pattern from the stencil showed so well and thought it would be the perfect backdrop for this fab sunflower also from Poppystamps. You can probably tell I cut it a couple of times and did some colouring too using promarkers but I do think it was worth it.

I love flowers and have quite a few favourites and most are daisy type so gerbras ,sunflowers ,daisies and I guess the exception would be gladiolas. I also love flowers like roses and sweet peas and peonies as they fill the air with such beautiful scents. All flowers have a beauty in their own way so how can anyone ever just have one favourite.
I did think about adding a sentiment but couldn't decide whether to add 'you make me smile all over my face' or 'you make rainy days sunny ' or just a simple happy birthday,so for now I've left it blank until the occasion for using it presents itself.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Poppystamps - masquerade

Kraftin Kimme -fall colours

The Flower challenge - use your favourite flower
would love to win the power poppy prize

The crafty addicts - anything goes/autumn colours

Deep Ocean - autumn colours

Glitter n sparkle - fall/autumn from colours to imagery

Peony pink wishes

I have quite a few wedding anniversary celebrations in my family so thought I'd get ahead start so here is one of them. I coloured this fab image with promarkers in peony pink like the Sarah Bernhardt The image is from Aurora wings by Mitzi and it's so realistic.

I fussy cut the image and attached to the bottom corner of my base card.

I used the same green promarker to stamp the sentiment by the darkroom.

I finished my card with some green dew drops .

I would  like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Simon says stamp-make a card for world card making day

creative craft cottage - pink for breast cancer awareness

crazy for challenges- make a card for world card making day

fab n funky - pretty in pink

Craft rocket - birthday or pretty in pink

Unicorn challenges - pink for breast cancer awareness

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Best Fishes

Boys cards in fact male cards many seem to struggle with ,me it's girly cards I find hard but this I made for a 16 year old boy so no problem
I started with an Aurora wings image one of a pair of gold fish ,they are such a delight to colour which I did with promarkers in shades of orange.

I wanted to showcase the image and keep it CAS so I used a blue base card and added some blue distress oxide ink and some water drops to create a watery effect. I added a loopy rings die cut in white (from Memory box)and the fish atop that.

The sentiment is hand written just for fun.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The crazy challenge - add an animal

Stamplorations CAS - anything goes optional twist orange

cute card thursday -anything goes

Stamplorations theme and sketch - stamps and 2 colours or sketch

Friday, 6 October 2017

Anniversary wishes

 I made this for a 14th anniversary which traditional and modern is celebrated with ivory and gold jewellery. 

Well this is my take,an ivory card base and gold die cuts. I used dies from open studio 'love words' and memory box heart arch. I cut the dies in gold mirri-card and attached to the  ivory base card. A quick and easy card to make.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Scrappyland - anything goes

Penny's - anything goes

crafting with friends - anything goes

crafty catz - anything goes optional twist CAS