Thursday, 23 February 2017

Friendship, love and romance @ CD Sunday challenge

I've used the Debbi Moore Oriental cdrom for this card. The base is an insert from the cdrom and then I overstamped the "Love" sentiment using a rubber stamp and embossed with clear powder. I then used a Paula Pascale stamp and wrote in the "on" with a fineliner. The other elements are from the cdrom and mounted on foam pads to give a little dimension to the card - as I do not have to post it!

This card is for the CD Sunday challenge which this time is Friendship, Love and Romance.

Monday, 20 February 2017

LIM #316 Alphabet

Alphabets is the challenge theme on Less is More this week. I have a love of typeface, typewriters etc so I could have made many more cards than these two - but I stopped myself.

The first one uses a TH die and I cut it from a piece of a brusho background I had in my brusho snippet box. The second card is a TH stamp that I just love and have been waiting to use. This is how I learnt to type using a picture like this - then later I went to college and learnt it all over again!

I added the sentiment using a TL alphabet die and the @ symbol from the TH die. I wish it had been that simple in practice. I cut all the letters then stood up to get something and swooshed them all off the desk, onto my cardigan and the floor. It took a while to find them all again. Then I was being so careful to put the letters on and decided to use tweezers - which promptly fell apart in my hand!

As I used black snippets and my brusho snippets I am also popping over to the Snippets Playground with my makes.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Anything goes at Allsorts

I've been having a play with the aqua tints and in particular the silver aqua tint with this Trish Latimer stamp. Not sure her silver face is quite right - but I was aiming for a other worldly look! Rather than my usual down to earth and correct use of colour. I added Seth Apter Star die cuts from glitter paper.

I think it sums up the weather here today, although I have seen reports of glorious sunshine in other parts of the UK.

I'm entering this into the current Allsorts challenge for "Anything goes".

Saturday, 18 February 2017

mid month reminder for Use your fav stamp at Penny Black & More challenge

A little reminder of our challenge over at Penny Black & More this month - use your favourite stamp.

Another one of my fav stamps is this Penny Black fox from 30-305 Smile all day, the sentiment is from the same set. I stamped my image and then masked off as I used a roller to create my background with Adirondack inks - I was hoping for a really bright intense colour. Then I coloured the image with TH distress crayons, blending with water. Mounted up with TL tattered squares and a few sequins added.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Opposites Attract at LIM #315

I was stumped by the current Less is More Challenge - Opposites Attract. I've not had any time to craft this week either until yesterday. I had bought this embossing folder and wanted to try it out with this set of Penny Black stamps - when it occurred to me, it would be a quick make and hopefully fit the challenge.

So I ran my card blank through the folder and simply stamped the silhouettes into the frames. I had to rotate the card as not all the stamps fitted in the other way around. I finished off with a couple of  SU tag stamps that fitted the remaining frames.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine snippets

This is the card I've made for the OH for today. I used snippets of mirri card - so satisfying when you don't have to cut into a whole A4 sheet for a tiny amount.
I had a play with a couple of other designs too and a paper pad that I had. These went to the Charity shop for sale as I only need one card ;)

I'm going to the snippets playground with them and also to Allsorts challenge for flowers/and or hearts.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Die Cuts @ Oooh la la challenge blog

Jennifer has chosen our new theme over at the Ooh La La Challenge  blog - which is Die cuts.

I've used a set of spellbinder dies and a stamp from paper smooches that I was lucky enough to win over at the Snippets playground together with a spellbinder sentiment label I already owned. Finished off with a lovely image I printed in black and white and then water coloured from the Say it with words cdrom mounted onto backing paper from the same cdrom.

Don't forget to pop over to the blog and see the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the OLL DT.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Use your favourite stamp @ Penny Black & More challenge

The challenge this month on Penny Black & More is to "use your favourite stamp". I'm sure a lot of my visitors will have been expecting either a poppy or fashion stamp from me - but I have other favourites too! One of which is this adorable mouse which is Penny Black 1652J Cheesecake wish.

To make my background I picked up ink left over from a previous project that was on my blending mat. The I stamped the image and coloured with TH distress crayons, blending with water. I cut out using a die from Swedish House Crafts and then added some sequins over the flower heads. I then cut out from the remainder of my card the circles using a die by Leonie. Stamping my sentiment into one and placing parts of a die cut from burnished silver mirri into the others.

Looking forward to seeing your favourite stamp over on the challenge blog. As always lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs from our generous sponsors Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Sizzix.