Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas- Every Bunny Needs A Present At Christmas


Hello, my post today is to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. x.

I also have a picture to share with you that I painted a couple of days ago. The image was drawn with a Uni Pin Black Fine Liner onto Winsor and Newton Watercolour paper and painted with Winsor and Newton Cotman paints. The frame is from the pound shop and has been painted with brown Acrylic paint and had gold gilding wax applied to reveal the scroll work. 

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #178- Anything But A Card


Hi, the new challenge has started over at Crafty Cardmakers and Angela is hosting this time around. The theme for this fortnight is 'Anything But A card'.

For my project I decided to make some Christmas Tree Ornaments. I used a tag shaped die from Provo Craft to create the bases, which I embossed with a selection of embossing folders.

I also used some patterned papers from K and Co. and some words that I printed out. The Poinsettia was made using some dies from Marianne Designs and the flourish is by Cheery- Lynn Designs.

The Holly shaped brads came with a Cardmaking Kit from Hot Off The Press about ten years ago and have been sitting in my stash waiting to be used and the chain and beads are from my local craft shop.

I hope you like my decorations and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some fabulous projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
    Sally.x.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #175- Things That Go Bump In The Night


Hello, Monday saw the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Judy is hosting this challenge and would like to see your Halloween themed cards.

I started by drawing a hand onto water colour paper with a black Uni pin pen and then went about 'Zombifying' it. I then used water colours to paint it and added some bandage which I distress with Distress Ink.

For the background of my card I masked a moon using Pebeo Drawing Gum then used water colours and Pearl Mica spray to create the sky. I them used a white gel pen to add the Lightening.

The Gravestones and Bats were cut using my Silhouette from Grey card, which I then darkened with 'Black Soot' DI and more Pearl Mica spray. I then used a black Fineliner pen and a white gel pen to add some details. I also added a silver cross and a bat charm to the graves.

For the dirt I roughly cut some paper and coloured it with Water colours and 'Black Soot' DI. For the spiders webs I drew through a Dutch Doobadoo stencil onto vellum, before cutting out with a Carfty knife.

I added a black frame, gems and a gold spider charm, which I turned to silver with some Gilding Wax.

I hope you like this card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some great projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Just Hanging Around!


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that I have made using another of my own drawn images. 

I drew and and painted the Sloth on his branch using Cotman watercolours by Winsor and Newton.

I also painted some leaves that were cut using some Cheery- Lynn dies and some more tree trunks for the background. 

The background panel was made with watercolour card, 'Bundled Sage', 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Ink and Pearl Mica Spray. 

The leafy background is actually another layer of card that was part of some perfume packaging that I re purposed and painted with Acrylic Paint. 

The Hibiscus were made with vellum and a Tonic Punch and coloured with some Papermate felt tip pens. I also added some orange beads for the centres.

The Kraft card border has been embossed and 'Walnut Satin' Distress Ink added to reveal the pattern.

I hope you like this card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #173- Autumn


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Mary is hosting this challenge and would like to see your Autumn themed cards.

For my card I stamped a border of leaves from Hobby Art's 'Falling Leaves' stamp set onto water colour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink.

I then painted the leaves with Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours using only 'Prussian Blue', 'Alizarin Crimson' and 'Cadmium Yellow' before cutting them out.

I then painted some more leaves and cut them out to form the wreath.

The background was made with a wood grain embossing folder and Kraft card, which I then used some 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink to ink over the embossed areas.

The sentiment is also a Hobby Art stamp and is from the 'Scene- it Sentiment' Set.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Watercolour Fox


Hi, just a quick post today to show a little watercolour picture I made using stamps from Hobby Art's 'Forest Friends' stamp set.

I stamped the fox, acorn and oak leaf in 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then used Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours to paint the picture.

I finished by adding some white gel pen highlights and some small dots of gold Acrylic paint before placing in a cheap frame from the pound shop.

I hope you like this little picture and thanks for visiting.
   Sally.x.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Chameleons



Hello, today I have a card to share with you that I have had the idea for for a few months now,  but have only just been able to make it over the weekend. 

The Chameleons are hand drawn with a Uni Pin Fine Liner and then coloured some shadows with some Tonic Nuvo markers and then coloured with Faber- Castell Polychromos pencils and a white gel pen. 

The background and leaves were made by colouring some white card with 'Cracked Pistachio', 'Bundled Sage', 'Peeled Paint' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Inks. I then spritzed the paper with some Pearl spray that I made with a tiny bit of Inca Gold 'Platinum' and water. I cut out the leaves which are from Cheery- Lynn. I then used the 'Trellis embossing folder from Couture Creations to stamp a faint pattern onto the background with 'Cracked Pistachio' and used a stencil made from the die cut leaves to ink some more leaves onto the background and frame panel.  

I added the frame on top off the background and added the Chameleons before building up the scene with the leaves. The flowers were made with a Tonic five petal flower punch, 'Wild Honey' Distress Ink and some more of the Pearl spray. I also added some little flower buttons that I have had in my stash for years and are by Trimits.

I added some Green crushed mica flakes and gel pen details to the background, frame and leaves to finish my card, which measure 6 x 8 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge; Crafting By Designs- September Anything Goes

I hope you like this card, I loved making it and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #171- By Or Under The Sea


Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is 'By or Under The Sea'.

For my card I have used some stamps from Hobby Arts 'Shells' and 'By The Sea' stamp sets. I stamped the images and coloured them with Polychromos pencils and added some gloss varnish over them.

The background papers are from the 'Under The Sea' paper block from Joy Crafts and I used some circle dies to cut the apertures into which I set some of the stamped images.

The sand was made by mixing embossing powder with Glossy Accents and then spread over a torn piece of card to which I added the rest of the stamped images and some miniature shells.

I finished by adding some clear glitter and sequins.

I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's cards as they have made some gorgeous projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #170- Time


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Lin is hosting this time around and her chosen theme is 'Time'.

I decided to base my card around the saying 'Tempus Fugit'. So I picked out a watch face stamp from Crafty individuals and some wing dies from Cherry-Lynn as a basis.

I then picked out a few more stamps from Crafty individuals including a musical text background stamp, a birds nest, ink splatter and an ornate scroll that I used throughout the card.

The backing papers are also from Crafty Individuals and I have decoupaged the Doves and used a Tonic flower punch for the flowers.

The tag die is from Marianne Designs and the large clock face has been cut using my Silhouette. I have used lots of Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Pearl Mica Spray and gold rhinestones to finish my card.

I hope you like this card and please check out my fellow Design Team members blogs as they have made some stunning projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Autumn Nature Trail


Hi, just a quick post today to show an Autumn themed painting that I have made using the 'Nautre Trail' stamp set from Hobby Art.

I added some hand drawn toadstools and then stamped out the scene using the stamps. I then used Pebeo Drawing Gum to mask out the animals and trees so that I could paint the background.

I used Winsor and Newton Cotman's to paint this picture on Winsor and Newton Artist Cold Press (Not) water colour paper. I then removed the Pebeo Gum and painted the animals and trees.

The picture frame is from my local £ shop and has been painted with Do Crafts Acrylic paints and gold gilding wax, before adding some acrylic varnish to protect it.

I hope you like this picture and thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Shabby Chic Birthday Wishes


Hello, today I have a quick card to share with you that I made using the same supplies as Monday's card for Crafty Cardmakers.

The papers come from the 'A Beautiful Life' paper pack by Trimcraft. I have also used some resin roses, a rosette flower and pearls which match the collection.

The gold patterned vellum border was a scrap from a very old scrapbooking pack and the gold dotty border is Washi Tape.

The large flower was a pre made one that I bought from my local craft shop and the leaves and doily were cut using my Silhouette. The leaves were coloured using Spectrum Aqua markers.

The sentiment is from a Woodware sentiment set and I finished by adding some 'Cotton Candy' Distress Stickles and diluted white Acrylic paint.

I hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #167- Shabby Chic/ Distressed


Hi, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Ina is hosting this challenge and has chosen the theme of Shabby Chic/ Distressed. 

For my card I started with a Kraft card base, to which I added a layer of white pearl card. I then added some corrugated Kraft card and some patterned paper from 'A Beautiful Life' papers from Trimcraft. 

The Lacy circles are cut from the pearl card using my Silhouette, as is the patterned circle layer. 

The large flower and leaves have also been cut from the Pearl card using my Silhouette, then coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers. The rosette flower was a  ready made embellishment that matches the paper pack, as do the pearls and metal pearl brad.

The vellum flower and pink patterned flower were made with a Tonic flower punch and a pearl added in the centre. The remaining flowers are made with paper clay and a silicone mould.

I finished the card with some matching pearls in various pinks and white and lots of splatters of diluted white Acrylic paint. 

I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #166- For A Special Man


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Julie is hosting this challenge and she would like to see your cards made with a Special Man in mind.


For my card I decided to use the 'Mr Smith's Workshop' stamp set that came free with Issue 70 of the Docrafts Creativity magazine and the matching paper pack.

I started by making a flip card with a Crafts- Too die and black card stock. I then used some of the different papers from the pack to decorate the card base.

I then used some Cheery-Lynn dies to cut a selection of cogs, which I embossed with Silver, Gold, Copper and Verdigris embossing powders. I used these to edge and embellish around the card.


I used some black and gold metallic thread to attach the silver spanner charm. The Hammer, Spanner and Saw were drawn using the 'Tool' stencil from that Special touch and coloured with Twinkling H2O's.

The plaque, borders and DAD were embossed with Queens Gold embossing powder from Ranger and also painted with the H2O's. The Number text in the centre of the plaque was cut from one of the patterned paper sheets and the 1 was cut and embossed with the embossing powders.

I added some screw shaped brads and rhinestones to finish.

I hope you like my card an please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some fabulous projects. Thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #163- Pearls Or Gems


Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Bec is hosting this challenge and she would like to see your makes that include Pearls or Gems. 

For my card I decided to start by drawing the outline of the Eiffel Tower before filling in the silhouette with a Quatrefoil pattern in pencil. I then used a 01 Black Uni Pin pen to ink the lines and erased the pencil marks. I traced through a portion of the 'Flourish' stencil from Tim Holtz to create the swirly flourish. 

The background was coloured with 'Antique Linen' and 'Tattered Rose' Distress Ink. I then stamped some script, leaves and postage mark stamps that I got from my local supermarket a few years ago. I used 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink for this. I then splashed droplets of water over the background and lifted the colour with some kitchen roll.

I painted the flourish and Eiffel Tower using my old set of Winsor and Newton Artist Watercolours. I coloured some leaves which were cut using my Silhouette with the watercolour paint and made some roses from paper clay, which I also used the paint to colour. 

I finished my arrangement with some large and small gems, added a glitter border with a Tonic Glue pen and some clear Wink of Stella to finish. 

I hope you like my inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous projects.
     Sally.x. 

Monday, 4 April 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #161- Shaped Cards


Hi, Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Jackie is the hostess for this fortnight's challenge and would like to see your Shaped Cards.

For my card I decided to make an Octagonal easel card as a base for my river bank scene. For the top part of the easel card, I cut an aperture from the Kraft card that I used as my base card and added acetate and some torn strips of blue and green patterned papers from the 'Stomp' paper pad by My Minds Eye to create the backdrop.

For the Bulrushes and Vines I used the 'Wildflowers' stamp set from Hobby Art. The Bulrushes I stamped onto white card with Back Memento Ink and coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, before cutting out. The Vines were stamped with Versamark Ink onto acetate and heat embossed with 'Topiary Dark Green' from Personal Impressions.

The Heron was hand drawn with a Black Uni Pin Pen and coloured with Grey Copic markers and Polychromos pencils. I also added some Glossy Accents to his eye and beak.

I made some more Lily pads from air dry clay and some Water Lilies using a Tonic punch and Micro Beads. The frog, fish, boat and dragonfly are decorative buttons from my stash and the brown spotty paper is also from the 'Stomp' Paper pad. The sentiment is from Hobby Art's 'Sentiment' stamp set and has been stamped with 'Broken China' Distress Ink. I finished by adding some ripples and glitter where the heron is standing in the water.

I hope you like my card and please check out the Design Teams cards as they have made some beautiful projects and I hope you are inspired to enter the challenge.

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

Creative Inspirations- Anything Goes+ Option Of A Sketch

Crafting By Designs- April Anything Goes!

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
        Sally.x.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

The Lily Pad Pond


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I have made with another hand drawn image.

The Frog was outlined with a 01 Black Uni Pin Pen and coloured with Warm Grey Copic's and a Tonic Nuvo blender pen for a base layer. I then added details and colour with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and white Acrylic paint for the highlights. I then added Glossy Accents to the Frog's eye and to the 'bumps' on the Frog's body. When that was dry I added some Gloss Medium all over the Frog to make him seem like he has just jumped from the water.


The background was made by adding 'Broken China', 'Tattered Rose' and 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink to a craft mat and spraying with Pearl Mica Spray and pressing the Spectrum Noir Watercolour card into it. I then added some homemade texture paste through the Tim Holtz 'Flourish' Stencil and some stamping with the different shades of DI and the 'Textures' stamp set from Hobby Art. I finished by adding some glitter, sequins and splashes of white Acrylic Paint.


The Water Lilies were cut from white card with a die from Pinflair and coloured with 'Tattered Rose' Distress Ink. I also used a Texture stamp from Hobby Art to add a slight texture to the petals with the same Ink. I curved the petals and stuck the different sizes together and added some crushed yellow Mica Flakes for the centres.

The Lily Pads were made with paper clay, which I coloured with a touch of water colour paint. I rolled the clay out thinly and then used some Spellbinders Circle dies to cut out a basic circle. Then I used a Craft Knife to make the circles into more of a Lily Pad shape, curved the edges and added some embossing with an embossing stylus. When dry I added some 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink to the tops to reveal the texture.

I finished the card by adding a Pink layer under the water layer that was made with the same Distress Ink and texture stamp as the Water Lilies and a stamped sentiment which is from Hobby Arts 'Friends Sentiments' stamp set.

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

Creative Inspirations- Nature!

Crafting By Designs- March Anything Goes

I hope you like my little Frog and his pond. Thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Spring Fledgling


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses a hand drawn image. The baby sparrow was drawn with a 01 Black Uni Pin pen and coloured with Copics and a couple of Nuvo markers by Tonic. I also added some white details with some watered down white acrylic paint and some Glossy Accents to the eye and beak.

The Ornate oval frame, scalloped border under the sentiment and the leaves have been cut from my Silhouette. The frame and border have been heat embossed with Ranger's 'Queens Gold' and the leaves have been coloured with 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink and 'Pearl' Mica Spray.

The backing papers are from a Paper Maker collection by Craftstyle. I have distressed the edges and added some 'Enchanted Gold' by Papermania embossing powder around the edges. I added some tears to the pink paper to reveal where I have used the Tim Holtz 'Latticework' stencil and some more 'Queens Gold' embossing powder.

The glitter panel behind the frame is a piece of the blue backing paper which I have wrapped around some gorgeous glittered organza ribbon (bought from my local craft shop).

The flowers were made by colouring some white paper clay and rolling it out so that it is paper thin. I then dried the clay and cut the flowers out using a Crafts- Too die and added some pearls to the centres. The ribbons and pearls on strings are from my local supermarket and the gems on sticks are from my stash.

 The feathers are also cut from my Silhouette and coloured with the Alcohol markers before snipping the edges to make more feather like. The sentiment is from Hobby Art's 'Friends Sentiments' stamp set and has been embossed with the Queens Gold.

I finished the card by adding some pearls onto the frame and two of the corners.

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

Creative Inspirations- Nature!

Frilly And Funike- Let's Make It A Trio!- The Three Flowers

Crafting By Designs- March Anything Goes

I hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #159- Go Green


    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Pam is the hostess for this challenge and her chosen theme is 'Go Green'. 
    
    For my card I started by making the two green backing papers. The largest background was made by stamping the flourish stamp from Hobby Art's (Flourish) stamp set with Versamark ink ad embossed with Crystal Embossing powder. I then added 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink over the whole of the paper to reveal the stamping.
    The smaller background was made by embossing the white card with the 'Trellis' folder from Couture Creations. I then added some more 'Bundled Sage'. I then cut a circle from the middle of the paper and added glitter around the edges of the background pieces.
    The fancy doily shape was cut from my Silhouette, as were the leaves. The doily has been edged with glitter and the leaves have been coloured with 'Bundled Sage' and clear Wink of Stella.
    The sentiment was stamped with 'Bundled Sage' and embossed with the Crystal Embossing powder and is from Hobby Art's (Scenic Sentiments) set. The text is a bit hard to read as my camera didn't like the sparkle of the Embossing powder. It reads: 'The Earth Laughs In Flowers'. I then added the flourish stamp in the Distress Ink around the sentiment.
    The flowers were made with paper clay, the largest was handmade and the smaller ones were made with a mould. I added some Wink of Stella to the edges of the petals. I finished the card by adding some pretty ribbon from my stash and some pearls. 

    I hope you like my card and please check out the DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful cards. Thanks for taking the time to visit. 
    Sally.x.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Woodland Post


    Hi, today I have a project to share with you that I am going to enter into the first challenge over on the Silhouette UK blog. The challenge is to use the 'Retro Valentine's Mailbox' which is this week's free shape that is offered at the Silhouette Store. 


    For my make I decided to turn the mailbox into a Woodland themed Post Box. I cut the free mailbox file out of thick white card stock and used my Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen) and score board to create the Wood Effect background on both main pieces of the mailbox. Before gluing the mailbox together I painted the inside with some Black Acrylic paint. I then glued the box together and started embellishing it. 


    I cut some small envelopes, also with the Silhouette, from some mottled parchment style paper, folded and glued them together before adding some details, such as the address' and acorn stamps. The flowers I have cut from my Silhouette and are actually the '3D Large Mum Flower' and the '3D Lisianthus Flower', which cut out beautifully even this small.  The flowers have been coloured with 'Tattered Rose', Peeled Paint. and Milled Lavender'. I shaped with a ball tool while wet and added some micro beads for the centres. 


    The grasses and wheat were also cut from the Silhouette and coloured with Spectrum Aqua markers. The toadstools are from a Marianne Designs die, which I have also coloured with Spectrum Aqua makers and added some white dots with a gel pen.
    I made a logo for the Mailbox using a deer's head with antlers, also from my Silhouette and a Kanban stamp, which I embossed with Ranger's 'Queens Gold' onto acetate and placed onto the deer's head. The deer was also coloured with the Spectrum Aqua Markers. I made a snail from paper clay and coloured with the Aqua Markers and added Glossy Accents to the shell. I finished the project by adding some buttons (Mouse, Squirrel, Leaves, Ladybird and Owl) which are from my stash. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Silhouette UK- Retro Valentine's Mailbox


I hope you like my little Woodland Postbox and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
     Sally.x.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #157- Love, Love, Love


    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Julie is hosting this challenge and has chosen 'Love' for her theme.

    For my card I picked my design papers first, which are from Kanban's 'The Language Of Flowers' 6 x 6 paper pad.
   The swirly corners, leaves and small scalloped circle were cut on my Silhouette and the hearts were cut using some dies from Marianne Designs.
    The paper flowers were cut from dark pink card using two Marianne Designs dies. I then rolled up the roses and hot glued, before brushing the tips of the petals with white Acrylic paint.
    The clay roses were made with a silicone icing mould and paper clay, which I painted with Acrylic paint when dry.
    The leaves were coloured with 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink and the Love sentiment is from Personal Impressions and has been stamped with Black Archival.
    I finished the card with some Aurora Borealis sequins (which look way too green on the photo) and some pearl hearts.

    I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful projects.
   Thanks for stopping by.
    Sally.x.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Love


    Hi, Today I have a Valentines themed card to share with you. For the grey backing paper I added a coat of 'Black Soot' Distress Ink before painting over with white Acrylic paint, which turned this nice grey colour as I painted it. When the paint was dry I added a background stamp from a 'Verve' stamp set with Archival Black Ink.
    The pink paper was made by colouring some white card with 'Tattered Rose' Distress Ink, spritzing with water and then scrunching. I dried the paper, then added some 'Black Soot' and spritzed with water again and flattened the paper out to dry flat. I then stamped a text stamp which came on a cheap stamp set from my local supermarket with the Archival Ink and cut it out with a die from Marianne Designs.
    The heart is cut with a Marianne Designs die and the papers are leftovers from the backgrounds. I also added some handmade flowers (Pinflair and Marianne Dies and Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I used a large pink gem for the centre of the largest flower and some cheap pink micro beads from the £ shop. The watch also came on the cheap stamp set and has been stamped with Black Staz- On onto acetate. The wing dies are by Cheery- Lynn and have been tinted on the edges with the two colours of Distress Ink and clear gems added. I finished the heart with some gems on sticks, lace and a pearl heart.
    The 'Love' sentiment is from a Personal Impressions stamp set. I finished the card with some pretty French ribbon and lace from my local craft shop, gems, pearl heats and 'Cotton Candy' Distress Stickles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #156- Punches and/or Dies

    
    Hello, today sees the start of the new fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Maike is the hostess for this challenge and she would like to see your cards that feature Punches or Dies, or both. 

    For my card I have chosen to use some flower dies from Marianne Designs to cut some roses from light blue, medium blue, grey and cream lightweight card stock. I spritzed the die cuts with some Pearl mica spray and scrunched them up before leaving them to dry. 
    The patterned papers are from the 'Butterfly Parade' 8 x 8 paper pad by Craftwork Cards. The butterflies and roses have been cut from the paper pad and 'Clear' Wink of Stella added for a lovely shimmer. 
    The clock, Eiffel Tower stamp and text are from a cheap stamp set that I bought at my local supermarket and have been stamped with Black Archival Ink and the Sentiment stamp was floating around my stamp box, so I am not sure who it is from.
    The heart die is also from Marianne Designs and has been cut from Black Core'dnations card. The acetate behind the heart has been embossed with the 'Trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations.

    I hope you like you inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blog as they have made some lovely cards.
    Thanks for stopping by.
     Sally.x.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #155- New

    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. As it is the first challenge of the New Year the theme for this challenge is 'New' and I will be hosting this challenge. Before I continue I would like to welcome Ngaere, Judy and Angela to the Design Team.

    For my card I decided to make a 'New Home' card. I have made another Aperture Double Gate-fold card, but this time used a heart shaped die from Marianne Designs to create the aperture and pink scalloped frame.
    The cottage is a stamp from Hobby Art's 'Spring Scenes' clear stamp set and has been coloured with Copic Makers. The backing papers are from Joy Crafts 'Flower Blooming' paper pad. The Picket fence, bird, birdhouse and branches are also dies by Marianne Designs and have been coloured with Spectrum Aqua markers.
    The flowers are made using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the leaves have been cut using a die from Crafts- Too. I added some gems to the centres of the flowers. The bunting hanging in the trees came free with an old magazine, don't know which one and has had 'In Your New Home' written on each piece to finish the card.




    I hope you like the card I have created for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful projects.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Sally.x.