Saturday, August 04, 2018

Crafty Calendar Dots and Stripes August Challenge with A Day For Daisies

 Good morning all.  I hope everyone is well today, we still have warm weather here in the UK which I love but I have found it a little to warm to be sitting in my craft room, so not getting much crafting done at the moment.

Can you believe that it's August already...today is the first Saturday and so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme this month is
Dots and/or Stripes

For my card I went with both so I have a dot and stripe overload.


I have used:

Digital stamp 'Little Striped Dress' from 'A Day for Daisies' coloured with copics
The balloons are coated with Glossy Accents.
The DP's are from My Minds Eye Lime Twist 'Fly a Kite' paper pack
The cloud and ground background was created using the My Favorite Things stencils Mini Cloud Edges and Drifts and Hills with Distress Oxides in Twisted Citroen and Broken China.
Had to also add a few sequins.

We are sponsored for this challenge by

who are offering a $12 voucher to spend in their store for one lucky winner.

Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Dots and/or Stripe creations and also check out the gorgeous DT cards using other images from out sponsor A Day for Daisies.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Crafty Calendar Totally Girlie Challenge - Pink Gem Unicorn Frame


Good afternoon. Hope you are having a great day.  Here in the UK the weather is still fabulous so I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts in between work and the World Cup.

It is the first Saturday in July so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme for this month is
"Totally Girlie".

For my DT project no card this month !!!  For a complete change I decided to do a box frame with a quote we all should live by...


Ingredients:
8" Box frame
Mount created from white card sprayed with Dylusions Ink Spray in Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise and Crushed Grape with a 4" square aperture cut into the centre.
The quote in the frame is Always Be a Unicorn from Lori Whitlock which I printed with my laser printer and foiled using with rainbow deco foil and a laminator .
The image is Unicorn Jodie digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs coloured with copics.
The stars are chipboard coloured with copics.



We are sponsored for this challenge by:

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php 

and

https://www.craftyribbons.com/


Please pop over to Crafty Calendar to share your creations in this months challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Now off to watch the footie....Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Embossed Bird Birthday Cards with Avery Elle and Pretty Pink Posh

Good morning, It's been nearly two weeks since my last post, have been busy with work, lots of overtime at the moment and am also enjoying the world cup (who'd have thought!!) so just haven't had the time to post anything.  No work today due to going to the theatre this afternoon so time to get a little blog post done.

I've got two cards to share today with the same layout, using the same embossing folder but with different colours and stamps.

I've embossed on to white card and the embossed detail has been highlighted using Metallic Rub Ons and I used ink pads to colour the edges of each of the base cards.


The first card is using a couple of images from the the Avery Elle Toucan Party stamp coloured with copics.


The images on the second card are from the Hummingbird Thanks stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh coloured with Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pens.



Just a quick post today because I'm now off to get ready to go to lunch and then the theatre.

Thanks for taking the time stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Alcohol Ink Background & My Favorite Things Father's Day Cards

Good Afternoon.  Footie is on so time for a quick post with a couple of Father's Day cards that I made.

A couple of weeks ago I had a play with alcohol inks and created a load of backgrounds so I've decided to use a couple of these for my Father's Day cards.  One in blue for my Dad and one in green for Martyn's Dad


The alcohol ink background has been mounted onto black card,


Dad has been cut using my ScanNcut.  I was after a script font that had little 'tails' on the uppercase letters so that they would weld nicely with the lower case and I found a font online called 'Candlelight' which was perfect for joining the letters together to get the effect I wanted.   I welded the letters in the Brother Canvas, cut it six times from silver card and glued three of them together for each card.


The sentiments are from the My Favorite Things All About Dad stamp set, stamped on black card and embossed in white.


A few drops of silver pearl 3D enamel effects to finish.

Loving the alcohol ink backgrounds and I still have a few left to use on future cards, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Distress Oxides and My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Saturday,  As well as a workathon week I now decide to go in on a Saturday.....another six hours of work today.....am I mad.....probably.

Todays card is another rainbow effect this time using Distress Oxides.


I stamped the My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Stamp and embossed in white.  I then blended distress oxides over the top of the embossing starting with Candied Apple, then using Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet and blending together where they met to try to get a rainbow effect, followed by a spritz of water.

The birthday sentiment is chipboard from Make It Crafty.  I coloured the top layer with copics still trying to keep with the rainbow theme and I then embossed with clear ultra thick embossing enamel, the backing layer is coloured with a black copic marker.  The Happy sentiment is from an old wooden rubber stamp I have in my stash which stamped on black card and embossed in white.

A few sequins and a button to finish. 


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon...

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Playing with Alcohol Inks and My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns.

Good morning all.  Are you having a good Tuesday.   I'm getting ready for a workathon, from today for the rest of the week I'm working a seven and a half hour day and then I'll be doing another two and a half hours overtime on top of that, so no time for crafting this week I'll definitely be too tired when I get home after my ten hour days....

Luckily I had sometime at the weekend to have play with my alcohol inks so over the coming weeks I have a few cards to share that I made with the results.  I've never really embraced alcohol inks so I thought it was time to give them a whirl instead of them just languishing in a drawer.


For this card I tried a technique that uses alcohol hand sanitiser along with the alcohol inks.

I coated glossy card with hand sanitiser and then added some drops of alcohol inks, I knew I wanted a rainbow effect so just used four colours and blended to get the other rainbow hues.  When the alcohol inks had been added just used my finger to mix them into the hand sanitiser and blended them where I wanted the orange & green then allowed to air dry (don't use a heat tool due to the fumes that it creates).

When it was dry I mounted it onto a 6"x4" card.  The unicorns are from the My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns set.  These were stamped with Memento London Fog ink and coloured with copics.   The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.

Just a few dots of 3D liquid enamel effects to finish.


Bit of a change for me getting so messy but I quite liked it.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon....

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Sheepski Designs Three of Something


Good afternoon to all.  Hope you are having a great day, after some dodgy weather at the beginning of the week today hasn't turned out too bad.  It's been a couple of weeks since I posted.  I had a weeks holiday in Rhodes which was fab, but then it took me a couple of weeks to catch up with all of the jobs that needed doing.  All up to date for the moment.....

It's the first Saturday in June (Can someone tell me where the year has gone....how can it be June already) and we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Our theme this month is
THREE OF SOMETHING.



For my card I have used an image from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs called Flower Bouquet but instead of using the whole image I just printed part of it onto a piece of 5"x5" paper using my Laser printer and then foiled it with green decofoil and my laminator.

The image was then coloured with copic markers

The greeting is an digi stamp that I have (I don't think the company I had it from is still trading) which I also foiled in green.

My three of something is the three dots of 3D liquid enamel.



We are sponsored for this challenge by


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in our THREE OF SOMETHING challenge and while you are there check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor Sheepski Designs.

Now off to find something else to do while the England football match is on.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon....

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Things With Wings with All Dressed Up


Good morning all.  I hope you are having a good day,  The weather is improving slightly for the bank holiday weekend here in the UK, although I'll be missing it as I head to the airport in a couple of hours for a weeks holiday to Rhodes, hopefully the sun will be shining there as well.

It's the first Saturday in May and we have a new monthly challenge over
at Crafty CalendarOur theme for this month is
'Things With Wings'.



For my card I have used:
Flyaway Butterfly from All Dressed Up and this has been coloured with
watercolour pencils.
The DP's is from the Papermania Tilly Daydream paper pack.
Ribbon, butterflies and pearls from my stash.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:



and

http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/index.php?main_page=index&zenid=m406c7p353sa6h1sicbu4nagk5


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Things With Wings projects and check out the gorgeous DT creations,

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog.  I'm now off to the airport so I'll see you in a weeks time after a rest and relax.  x

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Feel Better Soon card with Melonheadz Get Well Clip Art

Good morning all.  Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having a good one.  I have a card to share today that I made especially for my five year old niece who had a little accident last week when she fell over and broke her arm.  


I managed to find the perfect image for this card over at Melonheadz.
The image is Broken Arm Girl from the Get Well Clip Art Line Art Set which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.

My niece has an orange cast on her arm so the card started with the orange and pink chipboard frame and everything else was co-ordinated with this.

The Feel Better Soon sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat stamp set.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and I'll see you soon x

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Crafty Calendar April Challenge - Buttons or Bows with A Day for Daisies

Good morning all.  Hope you are well and having good day.  I was a bit under the weather all over Easter but I'm just starting to feel a little better so hopefully all the germs are leaving me now.

It's the first Saturday in April so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Our theme for this month is:
BUTTONS and/or BOWS.


For my card I have used
Ducks in a Row digital stamp from A Day For Daisies.
I printed the image and sentiment using my laser printer and then added gold Decofoil by running the image and a sheet of foil through my laminator so that the gold foil adheres to the laser ink.
I coloured the image with polychromos pencils.
I mounted the image on card and added a chipboard flower and a button centre.


I was having so much trouble trying to get a photo that showed that the image was foiled but eventually this one shows that it is actually gold.


We are sponsored for this challenge by A Day For Daisies

A Day For Daisies


Pop over to Crafty Calendar and share your Buttons and/or Bows creations and also check out the gorgeous DT creations using other images from this months sponsor A Day For Daisies.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll see you soon.