Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Simple CAS

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy mail today containing a couple of new Memory Box dies.  Joan had just posted her challenge over at Joan's Touch and these two happy incidents resulted in an idea for a this little beauty. 

I used an A4 piece of cream stardream card.  How cool is that sparkle.  I cut it in half and folded one half for my base card.  I cut a panel the same height as the base card but a little narrower and then I used Memory Box Calm Countryside die to cut the aperture.  I cut the final piece of the card using Memory Box Golf Club Landscape.  Then I mounted all the layers on foam pads.  A bit fiddly behind those little trees and the flag.  The things we do for arts sake.......  

Joining the fun at
Joan's Touch Challenge 9 - Any colour, dies only, 2 or more layers
Crafting Musketeers Challenge 12 - Monochrome
7 Kids Challenge 97 - Anything Goes with a Twist
Bunny Zoe's Crafts March Challenge - Monochrome

Thanks for dropping by.  Still a few hours to sign up for CCC.  Hugs

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Moving Load

Hello.  Welcome.  I hope Spring and the sun have found you.  There are signs of Spring here.  A few leaves breaking on the trees.  Colour in the Magnolia buds.  Bird wars in the bushes.  Today it is cold and windy and wet, so despite the signs I'm snuggled up inside with a desk full of partly finished projects.  

Lots of good inspiration over at PaperArtsy again this week and I decided to do a quick make, that of course took longer than expected, inspired by Helen's tag.   The crafting has been a bit stop and start.  Despite the bad weather people have been dropping in all afternoon, although some came with Thai food and cake so no complaints ;-)   Nam Nam.   I have made a pink ATC!  Not my usual colours but I am having urges to use red and pink at the moment.  Maybe it's because these colours are so lacking in the landscape and I am wishing  for warmer times.  

See.  Pink.  I stamped the snail on paper with a pink pattern and paper pieced the arrows on it's shell.  Despite the moustache snails are a bit of both so it's an it, or maybe a hem??  His, hers, hems?  May coin that.  I backed it with book paper, Norwegian text, and some script paper.  Then I layered on torn pink handmade paper and a hot pink ATC.  I stamped with Crafty Individuals splat stamp and DI Walnut Stain here and there and everywhere.  I used fancy scissors to cut the ends, made some holes and filled them with various fibers.  The watch and the sofa are metal charms from Korthobby.  Moving home maybe......

Joining the fun at
Korthobby Utfordring April - Alt er Lov 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Journey 
Stampotique Designers Challenge 141 - A Bit of Humour 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts March Challenge - Monochrome

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a great weekend and getting time to be crafty.  Still time to sign up for CCC.  Hugs

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Football Crazy

Hello.  Welcome.  This was supposed to be a male themed birthday card but how could I resist this cute image?? 

I've used an image from LOTV Just for Girls art pad.  I diecut Cheery Lynn Emperor Swan and used the frame.  Then I went a little crazy with the flowers.  To make my bouquet I used Cheery Lynn Wheat Heads, BAF #3 Embellishments, BAF #1 and a few flowers cut using Memory Box Norwich Border.  The sentiment is from PaperArtsy SIDD5 stamp set.  I layered on Basic Grey paper and a steel blue card base.  

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 127 - Anything Goes
Joan's Touch Challenge 8 - Plaid/Check/Stripe paper, frame an image
LOTV Challenge - 10th Birthday Card

Thanks for your visit.  Still time to sign up for CCCHugs

Friday, 11 April 2014

CCC March

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been playing along with the Card Chain Challenge and what fun it is.  Make a card and send it to the person above you on the list.  The person below you on the list sends you a card.   Everyone's a winner.......

This is the card I made and sent to Annick in Mauritius.  I used a steel blue card base and layered with MME printed cardstock.  I used some wash tape and cut Memory Box Tree of Wonder from glitter card.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp.  

I'd like to thank Janet for the lovely card she sent me.  If you'd like to see it, and all the lovely cards made by the CCC participants for March, check out the full reveal post.  There's still time to sign up for April.    Join us swapping cards with some friends you haven't met yet. 

Joining the fun at
Die Cut Divas - Lorikeet Colours

Thanks for your visit.  Have a great weekend.  Hugs

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Birthday Surprize

Hello. Welcome.   I have made my first hidden tag card. Should have posted this yesterday but the evening kind of slipped away........

I wanted to keep it simple.  The image is from LOTV Just For Girls art pad.  I cut it and the frame using Sizzix Scallop Rectangle dies.  The patterned paper is My Minds Eye Collectables.  It's a bit more chocolatey in real life.   The edges are inked with DI Walnut Stain.  I added a button and a piece of lace to the tag. 

The tag is cut from a piece of Crate Paper patterned cardstock and the sentiment, Norwegian birthday wishes, is computer generated.  Both were cut using the scallop rectangle dies.  This would be a great place for a gift card.  Note to self.. must remember that. 

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday  
Joan's Touch Challenge 8 - Plaid/Check/Striped paper, a border round an image
LOTV Challenge - 10th Birthday 
That Craft Place Challenge - Buttons

Thanks for your visit.  Hugs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

We Wantz Your Brainz

Hello.  Welcome.  Excited and honored that I was asked by Jenn over at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge to be a guest designer.  This week it's Crazy Craniums.  What fun.  I was given some images from Smeared Ink to play with.  I used a digital stamp called 'Cranium Captain' from the Smeared Ink Costumed Cranium set.   

I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Inky Pool as a wash base for my ATC.  Then I stamped with a underwater background stamp in Memento London Fog and Tuxedo Black.  Cranium Captain is coloured with Promarkers and I added glossy accents on the skull and also the bones on his hat.  Maybe he's supposed to be scary but I decided to make this a bit fun with some googly eyes.  He does look a bit worried doesn't he.  The fish were cut from printed velum and I backed them with silver foil.  

Do come and join us this week over at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge.   It's fun.  There are prizes.  Off to check out everyone else's Crazy Craniums.

Thanks for your visit and comments.  Hugs

Hoppy in Pink

Hello.  Welcome.  Spring is in the air.  Hoping for baby bunnies soon.  Here's one to keep us company while we wait....

I started by making a background using DI inks.  I put ink from the pads onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water then used this to stamp using a stamp from Hero Arts Asian Elements set.  Wasn't sure at first but pleased with the finished look. 

I cut an ATC from pink card using Sizzix ATC and corners die then added a layer of the flower background.  The foliage was cut using Memory Box Serafina Heart die.  The grass was fussy cut from kraft and tinted with DI.   I coloured some card with alcohol inks and then cut the bunny using Sizzix Stuffed Bunny die and added some detail with black and white ink. 

Joining the fun at
Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge 130 - Bunnies 
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 41 - Build a Background 
Stamping Sensations April Challenge - Dies/Punches 
Kort o Mania Utfordring 105 - Paske 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugs