Sunday, 23 October 2016

Shaker Bauble

I managed to have a quick play with a card for this week's Less is More challenge which is to use acetate or vellum so I've used the new acetate shaker cups from MFT to create a fun shaker bauble.

I used some papers from Echo Park's new Deck the Halls Paper pad and cut two circles, cutting a second circle out of one of them to create a frame to conceal the edge of the shaker cup.  I added some sequins and beads and then sealed the circles adding a gold ornament top die cut to turn the circles into a bauble.

Finished with some strips of paper and glitter paper and a sentiment from Mama Elephant.  I think I'll make a set of these from all the different papers in the pad as they come together quite quickly and everyone loves a shaker!

Saturday, 10 September 2016

One Layer Florals

The Less is More challenge this week is to create a one layer card featuring your favourite flower.  This was a bit of a challenge for me as I don't really have a favourite flower - I like lots of them the key thing is I like them all in one colour so I went with that.  My hubby knows better than to send me red roses - if its going to be roses they have to be yellow, same goes for tulips, gerberas - as long as they're yellow (or pale green as I think green flowers are weird and interesting) then I will like them (unless they're sunflowers, I don't like sunflowers for some reason I can't explain)   Anyhow, enough for my waffling - on with the card!

I used the new layering set from Altenew called Remember This which pairs with their previously released Beautiful Day from where the larger leaves in the corner are taken.  I decided to go for grey leaves rather than green as I love grey and yellow as a colour combo and I wanted to try out the Altenew grey inks.  The outline stamping is done with the darkest shade (including the flowers) and then the colouring in is done with the paler two.   The yellows are MFT dye inks in lemon chiffon, sunshine and pineapple.  I added a tiny bit of pencil shading in ochre and brown.  I used my finger to hint at colour behind the flowers to suggest they are part of a bigger bush by dotting some yellow around - in hindsight that may have been better blended out more but hey ho its dry now!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

My World

I have an entry for this week's LIM challenge which is to use peel offs or stickers somewhere on your CAS card.  This may have turned out to not have enough empty space but I think it is still generally CAS.

I used a new set from Altenew called Big World which stamps the globe in 3 layers and I die cut it with a circle die.  I used a spinner disc so the world does spin to match the sentiment which is embossed in white.  I used a white pencil and a clear wink of stella to create the glow around the world.

For my sticker element, I used some peel offs and die cut the stars from the "waste" around them.  I finished with a few dots from a gel pen to complete the galaxy.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, 19 August 2016

Cryptic Christmas

I've got a super quick, super last minute entry to this week's Less is More Challenge as I had a last minute idea for a Cryptic Christmas card using their theme

I decided to leave it exactly as is with no sentiment as I "hope" its self explanatory!   The hen stamp is from an old Waltzingmouse stamp set.

That's all for now, need to link it up before it closes!


Monday, 1 August 2016

Geometrically Challenged

We've got a new challenge starting today over at Seven Hill's Crafts with a £15 prize to be won.  The theme is geometry and this is my inspiration card for the challenge.

I was inspired by copper and how it changes colour as it gets verdigris so simply used one stamp set Tribal Chic from Lil' Inker Designs with 4 shades of teal  MFT inks to create an ombre geometric pattern with Copper embossed accents.  The stamp set is really fun as it has lots of strips you can mix and match to make endless patterns and some little extra elements like a single triangle which I used to bring the pattern to a point before embossing one of the sentiments from the set in copper to tie it all together.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Julia's 10K Subscriber Blog Hop

Welcome to the penultimate stop on the blog hope celebrating Julia reaching 10,000 YouTube Subscribers.  As a valued member of my DT over at Seven Hills Crafts I had to support her in this awesome achievement!    As such I have donated a great prize package worth around £45 including stamps from Lawn Fawn, PaperSmooches and Wplus9, a great die from Concord and 9th and a Simple Stories washi tape pack.

You should have come to me from Stephanie Klauck but if you have only just joined the hop then make sure you go back to Julia's page and start the hop as there are LOTS of prizes to be won so make sure you don't miss anyone out.   Here's the full list of hoppers:

For my card I decided to make a fun card to remind Julia how awesome she is and I thought a pancake flipping chef was just the way to do it!

I used Recipe for Happiness from MFT and coloured the chef with copics before fussy cutting and cropping off his fingers (ouch) so his hand worked for holding the pan.   I used the Surf and Turf dies and spin and slide discs to make my flippin' pancake which I just cut by hand from kraft and used a few pencils to shade it. Unlike when I try to flip pancakes in real life he always catches it too ;-)

That's all from me - hope you liked my fun interactive card.  The final step on the hop is Yoonson Hur so hop on over and check out her fabulous project.

Thanks for visiting - Happy Hopping!


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Ninja birthday

I don't get nearly as much time to craft for fund as I'd like these days but as it's my hubby's birthday today I did need to make him a card and as I made it with scraps of leftover card I thought I'd play along with one of my old favourite challenges and link up to Pixie's Sunday Snippets challenge - long time since I made it into the playground girls - can I have a go on the swings please???

I dug out an old Birdie Brown stamp from when she designed for the now closed There She Goes stamps - this one is perfect for my hubby who is a huge fan of all things Japanese and martial arts.  I decided to add a second sentiment so made it an open flap front card using an MFT blueprints die so I could hide the secret second layer inside but still on the outside!

I used a stitched hill die with another scrap from my snippets box and curved the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Laugh Out Loud stamp set around it.

Happy Birthday darling - sorry about the dig about your age but you will ALWAYS be older than me!

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