Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mobile Phone

'Flying things', is the new  theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Please pop over for all the details and see what we all made. 
 We especially need to see that stamping is the focal point in the project and you  must follow the theme. There is a generous prize offered by our Sponsor Flonzcraft
So as you can see from the card I made , my take on the theme went a little sideways. I was assured by my DT sisters that this was okay.
I love this stamp from Chocolate Baroque and it always brings a smile to the face of the recipients  when I use it on my cards.
The papers I used for layering are from a Tim Holtz stack
A piece of scrap corrugated card, then the  image. All the colouring and shading were distress inks, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and  a touch of Salty Ocean.
The die cut pieces are an Alterations die.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter Everyone

 When I saw  Tag Along's new challenge this week is 'All things Easter', I decided to go all bright and cheerful  for this tag. In fact its possible sun glasses are needed as its not my usual colour tones.
 All the bits and pieces came from my stash and the images are from Graphics 45 papers.

I would like to wish all my friends and followers old and new a very Happy Easter
and  thank you for all the times you stop by to see what I have been making.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Party Animals-Journal 52

Week 15 and our prompt at  Journal 52  was Party Animals. 
A real fun scenario crossed my mind when I read this.  I reached for these Crafty Individuals stamps and after fussy cutting them out, grouped them together. Mind you I think the goose perched on the potting shed may have had a drop too much of the funny water..... as he looks as if he is about to slide off..
An inked, painted and masked background for this page, the shed was already pre -printed on the card.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

How does your Garden Grow?

More than one Fold is the new theme at Try it on Tuesdays
As you can see these flower heads, have definitely more than one fold.
Please pop over to see what we all made, we would love you to join us.
We are also  welcoming Sylvia  of BarniesBaustelle as our Guest designer this challenge.
There is also  a Design Team call at TioT's  you will find all the details here.

My take on this theme was to reach out for my Tim Holtz, paper rosettes die. 
 Using  scrap strips of patterned  paper, the hardest part was to glue the edges to the center  circle after they had been folded up.
I jest, these are the easiest of things to make, even if you don't have a die, its just plain paper  folding. Bring the edges together to make a circle then  stick.  A small  paper circle front and back will keep it all in place.
The flowers on the background and sentiment  are Paper Artsy Joffy stamps.
All the other bits and pieces are from my stash..

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Paper roses.

'A Floral Profusion', is the new theme at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
 Fiona who is hosting this challenge would like to see hand made flowers on the projects you enter. Please pop over for all the details and read about the prize from our generous sponsor.
This card is two simple layers of pretty papers and some die cut flowers from Craftwork cards.
A touch of the much favored Vintage photo distress ink round the edges. The sentiment is stamped but I cannot make out who its by.
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Sunday, 13 April 2014


Been getting a bit inky this morning with some Dylusions spray inks, so decided to make a Tag with a couple of challenges in mind using this off cut of   card. Sorry not able to say the exact colours as  I was using most of the colours I own [6].  It looks mainly to be Vibrant  Turquoise and Lime green on this piece.
 I used Black Staz-on for the Daisy  stamping [Inkylicious stamp]. Then  used pencils to colour the daisy on the panel, adding  a touch of distress ink around the edges.
 This weeks challenge at  Tag Along is Flowers.
The folk over at Artful Times want us to 'Spray Away'  for their new theme. Girls I can assure you I did spray away, I will be washing the ink off my hands for the rest of the day.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Easter Greetings

'Easter', is the new theme over at Sugar Creek Hollow, as always  our style is Vintage/Shabby Chic. Please pop over to see what we made and get all the details.
We are welcoming Nicola of Paper Profusion as our Guest Designer this time
Once again I reached for my Graphics 45 papers and feel quite proud of myself that I am actually beginning to use them without going into a rapid decline.
I used the Sweet sentiments pack for this card, adding a few trimmings of my own.
The extra shadings on this card were Antique Linen distress inks.

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