Sunday, 27 September 2020

AAA Cards Challenge # 175 - One Layer + optional twist Coffee

I can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by and already it's time for another challenge at AAA Cards.

Here's my card:

I went with the optional twist of coffee as it's nearly time for the Autumn Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I used the Caffeine Buzz stencil from Funky Fossil combined with the Abstract Bamboo Background stencil. Simple, quick and very easy to create!

I die cut an oval from the stencilled part of the card, inked it up to darken it slightly and then popped it back into the aperture to keep it all one layer. I was thinking the oval was coffee bean shaped. 

Stencils: Funky Fossil, Abstract Bamboo Background, Caffeine Buzz
Inks: Ranger distress, speckled egg, victorian velvet, brushed corduroy
Die: Spellbinders, petite ovals large

I hope you'll join in with this challenge. There are loads of fabulous DT cards to inspire you over on the AAA Cards blog and we also have the fabulous Stephanie from My Ink Well joining us as our Guest Designer.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it's been great to have your company.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Saturday, 26 September 2020

Saturday Spot

Just popping in to share a card I created using the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches.

Here's my card:

I found this Brusho background when I was rifling through my stash and decided it as way too pretty to be ignored. So with the addition of the leaf stem and sentiment from Polkadoodles it got to see another day.

Inks: Brusho, aquamarine, purple; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Pens: Copic, BV17, V04

Thanks so much for looking today, it's been fun to have you visit.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Friday, 25 September 2020

Polkadoodles Anything Goes Craft & Card Making Challenge

Time for another Friday Challenge at Polkadoodles. As always it's Anything Goes.

The theme the DT were asked to use for this week is Halloween. One of my all time favourites for card making!

I chose the delicious Winnie Wednesday Witch with Cat digi as my image. She is such a delight to colour and Halloween gives you the chance to play with some wilder hair colours and there's also lots of purple too - got to be good!

Once Winnie was coloured and hand cut I inked up a little spooky background for her using the Distressed Trellis stencil. The greeting was home made on my computer and then die cut onto a tag using the Posydoodles Tags.

I double matted the card first onto white and then purple - of course!

Inks: Ranger distress oxide, pumice stone, hickory smoke
Pens: Copic, W5, W7, YG01, YG13, YG33, G85, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, BV000, BV01, BV13, BV20, BV23, BV25, Y02, Y35, Y38, YR15, YR18, R20, R21, R22, E000, E00, E21

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I'll hope you'll find time to join in with this week's Polkadoodles Challenge - HERE. Remember it's always Anything Goes and there are prizes to be won so you've got nothing to lose by playing along. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Thursday Thoughts

There's something very appealing about an all white card and Christmas seems to match this theme perfectly. So today's share is for the White on White Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

And here's my take:

Well I knew it was going to be die cut heavy and I started out with the scalloped frame from Time For Tea Designs. I then die cut a stitched hill from the the piece of card from the aperture and placed it back inside the frame.

The tree and sentiment are also die cuts and the snowflakes are a punch. I added some white pearls to the centre of each snowflake and also for the dot on the i in Christmas.

Dies: T4TD, Smile Sentiment & Scalloped Frames, Landscape Edges; HLS, tree; Clearly Besotted, Christmas
Punch: Xcut, snowflake
Pearls from my stash

Thanks for you time today, I really appreciate you stopping by my blog.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Wednesday Words

Today I'm playing along with The Cutie Pie Challenge where they are celebrating their 9th anniversary.

Here's the card I created:

I used one of the many adorable Winnie stamps from Polkadoodles combined with papers from their Bright & Beautiful pack, some Papermill Direct card and a few scraps from my stash.

I layered up my card with the papers and plain card stock - been ages since I've had that many layers on a card! Winnie was hand cut and popped up on foam pads for extra dimension.

I finished it all off with a greeting from Uniko, now retired, stamped onto a Polkadoodles die cut tag.

Stamps: Polkadoodles, Special Day Winnie Celebrations; Uniko, Simply Said Birthday retired
Papers/Card: Polkadoodles, Bright & Beautiful; scraps from my stash; Papermill Direct, daffodil yellow, raspberry pink
Dies: Spellbinders, petite ovals large, petite scalloped ovals large; Polkadoodles, Posydoodles Tags
Pens: Copic, E0000, E000, B000, B01, RV52, RV55, RV63, Y13
Punch: ek success, border

Huge thanks for visiting my blog today, it's always so much more fun when you do.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tuesday Talk

Oooo! Shades of Purple! Now that's a challenge I'm not going to miss! The gallery at Less is More is going to be so gorgeous!

Here's my contribution:

Any excuse to print out Oddella and get her coloured up is a bonus too. As you can see I used many shades of purple from the violets through to the deep purples. As she is a bit of a Halloween zombie in the purples I added in the odd tinge of green too.

Pens: Copic, C0, C1, V04, V12, V15, V17, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV13, BV17, BV29

I really appreciate you stopping by today, thanks enormously.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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Monday, 21 September 2020

Papermill Direct DT Inspiration - An Autumn Wreath Card


I'm up on the Papermilldirect blog today with an Autumn wreath card and bonus tag.

 Come on over and take a look at how I created it - HERE.

Card: Papermill Direct, tangerine orange, maroon, cocktail dacqiri, mandarin orange, ruby red
Dies: Polkadoodles, Posydoodles tags; Spellbinders, standard circles small
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne

Thanks so much for looking and don't forget to follow that link over to the Papermill Direct blog - HERE

Stay safe and keep crafting!

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