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Monday, 21 May 2018

Alright, new week, new start

Morning all,

Ever see a card you just have to CASE? Well, I came across a card by Paula Whitaker, which she had made for Bee Crafty. I had no idea which stamps/stencils/inks she used but this was the card I made using her inspiration. I hope you will pop along to her blog, using the link above) and give her some good feedback, if you like my interpretation of her card. I've tried to vary my design from hers as I have no wish to copy .... just lift some inspiration but, I won't be entering this for any challenges.


My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my card
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of yellow DCWV linen texture card, cut to mat
  • Using washi tape I masked off a strip on my image panel before using my Aldi blending brushes and Memento inks in dandelion and grey flannel. 
  • I stencilled the chevron and circles using the grey flannel ink too
  • Hobbycraft foliage stamped using Memento grey flannel ink
  • HLS sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
HobbyCraft foliage 12698, HLS "Doodled flowers", That's Crafty stencil TC023,
Memory Box stencil 88568 "Zippy Dots" + Memento dandelion, grey flannel & tuxedo black inks

Saturday, 19 May 2018

It's Saturday, got plans?

Morning all,

Hope it's turning in to a lovely weekend for you and that the weather is being kind to you too.

I've been at the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness) quite a bit of late and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you this morning. Yes, I'm still loving the effect of pencils on kraft (and not one for NOT doing a technique to death!) ... I made this card as a thank you to my pal, who not only buys a lot of my cards but also sells them (on my behalf) to friends and family - thanks Sally

My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • One piece each of white and kraft card, cut to fit and one piece of black card, cut to mat
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to colour
  • Stardust stickles used to trace the "thank" part of the sentiment
  • Clear glitter gel pen used to bling up the dress and hat of the image
STAMPS: Avery Elle ST 18-07 and S.U. knock off of "Beautiful you"
Derwent coloursoft pencils, Tsukineko Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen
INK: Memento tuxedo black


Friday, 18 May 2018

Well, there's another weekend ahead - you ready?

Morning all,

I was recently commissioned to make two graduation cards, they didn't have to be graduation specific but definitely female themed and congratulatory - here's the first one.


My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of DCWV patterned cardstock (from the Old World stack) cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white, black and the DCWV patterned cardstock, for my image panel
  • Image stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to colour
  • Fiskars sentiment stamped in black and the line of dots from the same set stamped in the orange
  • Orange ink applied to the outer edge of the insert card panel
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the image
STAMPS: Fiskars "All Year Cheer" and knock off of S.U. "Beautiful You" (bought in good faith)
INKS: Memento tuxedo black and tangelo
PENCILS: Derwent coloursoft
And, here's the second card ... hopefully sufficiently different but still very definitely congratulatory!

My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of black card cut to mat with a very narrow border
  • Snippets of card in both white and black for my image and sentiment panel
  • Focal image, row of stars stamped using the pink ink which I also used to edge the insert card panel
  • Sentiment stamped using the black ink
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the sentiment
STAMPS: Tim Holtz Artistry HC002 "Random Thoughts", WOW! Stampset No. 38,
Dina Wakley MDR46103 "Silhouetted women"
INKS: Memento lilac posies and tuxedo black
FYI - the commissionee loved them both and I hope the recipient did too!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Welcome to my mid week post

Morning all,

Crikey, what a lot of rain we had on Sunday and Monday - nothing for it but to stay in and craft, especially since I recently acquired the Art Impressions set of sloth stamps - too cute, or what? Couldn't wait to use them so I made a card using one image and here's another deploying a technique I just don't use often enough ... colouring on to kraft card. IMHO it's surprisingly effective despite using shades of browns/beige for my sloth!

My ATC
This might show the colouring a smidge better as my camera was DESPERATE
to use flash which sometimes burns out colour
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in DCWV Old World stack, kraft card
  • Image stamped using black ink and coloured using pencils
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the bunting!
Prismacolour scholar and Derwent coloursoft pencils
Art Impressions "Sloth-some" set 5002 and Memento tuxedo black ink (not shown)

Monday, 14 May 2018

Oops, look out! Here comes another week!

Morning all,

I bought the ADORABLE Sloth set on Thursday and simply HAD to get them inky .....

My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of the envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of kraft card, cut to mat
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to colour
  • Dimensional gloss applied to the balloon
Art Impressions "Sloth-some set" 5002
Derwent coloursoft pencils, Mod Podge dimensional gloss, Memento tuxedo black ink
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 245 - HUMOROUS
  2. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 203 - CUTE and a SENTIMENT
  3. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 83 - ANIMALS
  4. Jo's ScrapShack - challenge No. 233 - ANYTHING GOES
I've been at the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness) quite a bit of late and I have an ATC to share with you this morning ...

My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in dark brown and kraft
  • Cocktail and star images and sentiment stamped using black ink with the checkered border stamped in yellow
  • Pencils to colour
  • Dimensional gloss and glitter used to bling it up a smidge!
Prismacolour "scholar" coloured pencils,
STAMPS: TPC Studio "Greetings", Tim Holtz THMB030 "Cocktails" and CSS30201 "Grunge Cirque"
INKS: Versafine onyx black and Memento canteloupe
NOT SHOWN: Mod Podge dimensional gloss and stardust stickles

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 326 - USE SNIPPETS
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 81 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. The Corrosive challenge - challenge No. 5 - ANYTHING GOES