Sunday, 23 July 2017

Welcome to a lazy Sunday post from me ......

Morning readers,

Having a good weekend so far? I made this card recently and thought I would share it with you, hope you like it too - I love these snarky, sassy women .... not only am I making a lot of ATC's but I'm using the snarkier images and sentiments - oopsie!

My card
And a closer view of the image/colouring
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 14.2cm x 10cm and 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Turquoise and navy card, to mat with the narrowest of margins
  • Art Impressions (Celeste 4326) image and sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • For the insert and envelope front I selected the sentiment from Paper Artsy's JOFY14 also stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour and blended using sansodor and paper stumps
  • Plaid dimensional gloss for the spectacles and jewellery



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crazy 4 Challenges - challenge No. 395 - RELAXATION
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 29 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. Fussy and Fancy - challenge No. 192 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Making Memories - challenge No. 7 - ANYTHING BUT SQUARE
  5. Seize the Birthday - July 20th challenge - BIRTHDAY + OPTIONAL twist of Splatter

And, yet ANOTHER ATC .. I keep saying I won't make any more but ...


My colourful ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in navy and white
  • Inca stamps cat image stamped on to the white snippet using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Marvy le plume II and copics alcohol markers to colour
  • Paper Artsy (JOFY14) circles image stamped using Ranger Archival monarch orange ink
  • Tsukineko white gelly roll gel pen used to highlight the circles and to doodle a border
  • Stampers Anonymous sentiment and Kanban "crown" stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Hero Arts grungy border stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Plaid dimensional gloss applied to the crown




I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge No. 48 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 487 - SUMMER COLOURS
  3. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 134 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 291/292 - USE SNIPPETS


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Welcome to my Saturday post ....

Hi there readers

Now, I made this ATC a couple of weeks ago but never got round to blogging it, not entirely sure why - there's nothing actually WRONG with it, after all.

My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in deep brown and white
  • Crafty Individuals CI197 image stamped using Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Distress Inks in tumbled glass and iced spruce used, water colour style, to add just a dash of colour to this vintage style image
  • Once dry I sealed the ATC using Aquawax applied with a baby wipe and, once dry, buffed with paper towel
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 134 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge No. 148 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Little Miss Muffet - challenge No. 167 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. DL Art - challenge No. 208 - ANYTHING GOES

And, now, since it IS Saturday a challenge make .... now, I DO NOT use dies much so was aghast to find my usual go to challenge saying "No Stamps" this morning - however, I'm no quitter!


My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:

  • White 15cm square, 25-gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 14cm square
  • One piece of card cut to a 13cm square and with a circle die cut off centre (lower and to the right) to use as a mask ..... and washi tape to tape in place
  • Stamplorations dies "Happy" and "Birthday" die cut from snippet of black card which I then ran through my Xyron sticker maker for attaching to the card base
  • Distress Inks: fossilised amber, carved pumpkin and festive berries - applied using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool
  • Dutchdoobadoo hessian stencil through which I applied the Glitzcraft gold glitter embossing paste using a metal spatula. Interestingly enough .. I've not used this embossing paste before and was a little surprised that, as it dried, it seemed to have bleached some of the DI colour!!!
  • For the insert I used Delicata golden glitz applied through a Tim Holtz mini stencil (set #14) using a mini blending tool
  • For the insert and envelope greeting I used a Dovecraft and Funstamps sentiment, stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to the circular inked area, to protect from the elements in transit


I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 338 - ANYTHING BUT STAMPS
  2. Craft Rocket challenges - challenge No. 39 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Emerald City - challenge No. 1 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Morgans Artworld - challenge No. 14 - ANYTHING  GOES





Friday, 21 July 2017

Almost the weekend! Woo Hoo!

Morning all,

Welcome to my latest followers: Sharon Gibb and NanaConnie - hope you will stop by again soon

I have two makes to share with you today, both ATC's and both a smidge on the snarky side! Hope you approve readers!

My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card, cut to ATC size
  • Katzelkraft mini 086 stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image and background
  • Smeared Ink grumpie sentiment and "Sweetie" from Viva Las Vegas plate #925 stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Memento tuxedo black ink used to edge the ATC on completion



I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 251 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafty Addicts - challenge No. 338 - ANYTHING GOES + OPTIONAL TWIST ... SUMMER COLOURS
  3. Little Miss Muffet - challenge No. 167 - ANYTHING GOES


Oh My Goodness, I just can't stop myself making ATC's ..... I've another for you today .


My ATC
Showing the edges "rolled in fairy dust!"
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and pink (created using red watercolour wash and then Paper Artsy splatter, from HPXT01, stamped using Memento rhubarb stalk)
  • Katzelkraft rat (from KTZ179) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour, blended using Sansodor and a blending stump
  • Marvy le plume II alcohol markers (B711 and BV735) used to colour the background
  • Kaisercraft mini grid randomly stamped and Imagination Crafts line image stamped using Memento grape jelly ink
  • Woodware sentiment (the snarky bit!) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Swiping Versamark ink around the outer edge, sprinkled with WOW! embossing powder (lilac shimmer), the excess shaken off and then heat embossed .. as the "fairy dust"
  • Paper Artsy splatter (HPXT01) stamped using versamark ink and the same embossing powder
  • Once I'd "finished" the ATC I looked at it a while and figured it needed just a little something so ... headed to the computer and ran up the "I DARE YOU" sentiment using Mackintosh font which I then printed on my laser printer and coloured with the same two alcohol markers and edged with the grape jelly ink .... NOW it's finished!



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 338 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 346 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. CRAFT Rocket - challenge No. 39 - ANYTHING GOES


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Welcome to WOYWW

Morning,

Hope you've all been enjoying the recent good weather .. or are you (like me) wilting? Had a lovely day out with a pal yesterday .. I'm going to harp on about the lunch but, suffice it to say, I didn't pay for mine! ('nuff said - nor will I name and shame the restaurant). We treated ourselves on the way home, with a trip to The Range ... want to see what I bought?


Coffee, cake AND stash - PERFECT
My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in burgundy (textured) and white
  • Katzelkraft (KTZ179) image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils to colour image
  • Stampendous (CRE250) sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink 
  • White Tsukineko gelly roll Gel pen used to highlight sentiment and doodle border
  • Paper Artsy (from HPXT01) splatter stamped using Memento Paris dusk ink



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES .. with critters!
  2. IKE'S World - challenge No. 93 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Through The Craft Room Door - July 18th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 46 - ANYTHING GOES

And on to a small Christmas project .. in an attempt not to be in a panic when the time comes to wrap my gifties! I'm thinking kraft paper but with some OTT ribbon!


My tags
And a close up to show colour and shine
Materials used:
  • Kraft tags
  • Recollections candy cane stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour
  • Paper Artsy "Happy Christmas" sentiment (from JOFY17) and Posh Impressions "To" and From" stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Plaid dimensional gloss and Stardust stickles  used to highlight





I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. The Holly and the ivy - challenge No. 10 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  2. Unicorn challenge - challenge No. 23 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  3. City Crafter - challenge No. 371 - KRAFT CRAFTING

And, since it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday .. here's a peek at mine! It's been a while but I'll be entering this over at The Stamping Ground for WOYWW #424, where I shall be entry #10. I've not entered for a while because I've had issues with my wrist but .. I kind of miss visiting everyone - HAPPY WOYWW peeps, see you shortly



Monday, 17 July 2017

Welcome to Monday and the start of another week ...

Morning all,

Who doesn't love new stash? I know I DO!!! Last week my long awaited (despite only ordering on Monday) stash arrived on Wednesday! Couldn't wait to cut the images out and get cracking, however, it should ALSO be pointed out that I've had the Kaisercraft Aztec borders for some while - so, good to crack the seal on NBUS too - YAY!

My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card
  • Katzelkraft KTZ179 image and Studio490 LCS072 sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour and Copic alcohol marker in cool shadow used for the background
  • Kaisercraft Fiesta Aztec edge (NBUS) stamped using Memento Bahama blue ink, around the outer edge of the ATC



I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 62 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Dragonfly Dreams - July 2nd challenge - ANYTHING GOES