Saturday, 23 June 2018

Saturday Slot

Today I'm playing along with STAMPlorations and CASEing another of their DT cards.


I really loved all the greys and the use of animals and a frame in Cornelia's card and that's where I started when creating my card.

I used a combination of stamps and a die from different companies and kept with the animal themeand the greys.  I moved the vertical strip from Cornelia's card right to the edge on my card, but placed the sentiment and ink splatters pretty much the same.

Stamps: Concord & 9th, Furry Friends; Precious Remembrance Shop, Fall Colors & Positive thoughts
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, smoky slate
Dies: Concord & 9th, Furry Friends
Pens: Copic, W5, C1, C5

I think CASEing cards is one of my favourite ways to get inspired and try out new ideas, so don't be surprised if I find more STAMPlorations DT cards to try my hand at! But for now thanks for looking and joining me today.

And you keep crafting too!

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday Focus

Well it might have been a lovely sunny week, but today's card has a different time of year in mind as I'm playing at CAS Christmas.

I've used a stag on my card to meet the masculine influence required for this challenge.

I bought this stag die a couple of years ago for my December Daily album and it's not seen the light of day since. So time to show it some love! I used a balck star patterned paper - the stars are silver and shiny in real life - to cut this handsome looking fella.

I chose a simple font sentiment stamp which I thought was in keeping with the masculine theme and then added a little bit of shadowing around the stag using Copic pens.

Stamps: Uniko, Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: Xcut, Woodland Stag
Paper: Forever Friends, Classic Decadence
Pens: Copic, C1, C3, C5

I'm so grateful that you found time to drop by today, I always enjoy having visitors.

And keep crafting!
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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm playing at Let's Get Sketchy so it's a scrapbook page.

I took a break from scrapping wedding pics and went back to my old favourite subject - one of my grandsons As he's the only one who lives close by and I look after him a couple of days each week he tends to get the lion's share of photos and pages.

I started with some green background paper from Shimelle's Box of Crayons, then pretty much all the other papers, stickers and cards were from the same collection. It's such a fun and bright collection and seemed to match the bright colours of his shirt and all the grass.

As my husband plays golf and is always watching it on television I bought this cheap little golf set from my local Co-op and then watched in fascination as he tried to balance his golf ball on the tee borrowed from Grandad's bag. Fine motor skill development without even knowing it!

Although the sketch was an easy one to follow circles always challenge me. To create them I drew round the inside and outside of a circular die with a white gelly pen. A few trios of enamel dots and I was done.

Papers, & stickers: AC Shimelle, Box of Crayons
Embellishments: enamel dots, gelly pen from my stash

Thanks so much for your time today, it's been fabulous to have you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Wednesday Words

I'm here today to share a card I made using the theme from Inkspirational and the colours from Just Us Girls.


Here's my card:

The small stamp images I chose really dictated the extra colour I chose - it had to be yellow because of the coins!

I die cut the window and then stamped the treasure chest and coins onto the piece of card cut out. This was coloured, the coins sparkled up and then inserted back into the window.  The parrot was stamped, coloured and fussy cut before popping up onto pads for extra dimension.

Stamps: MFT, Party Like A Pirate
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, rectangle peek-a-boo window
Pens: Copic, Y00, Y13, Y18, R29, R37, R39, C7; Wink of Stella, clear

Great to have your company today, thanks so much for your visit.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Tuesday Talk

I've a really cute and very spotty card to share today. I'm playing along at Crazy for CAS where they'd like you to CASE the given card.  Many thanks to my friend Maaike for helping with with the translation of this challenge.


And here's my card:

As you can see I picked up on all the dotty spotty elements! I also followed the layout, just rotating it to portrait, and as the owl on the original is so cute I also chose a cute stamp.

I paper pieced the little girl which took me a while to figure out how to do it. After a few failed attempts I eventually realised I needed to fussy cut her head and plaits so that I could get the umbrella paper in behind them!

Stamps: MFT, Rain or Shine
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, E000, R20, BG32, BG34, E59, Y13, E33, E35, E37

I'm so pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for visiting my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Monday Moment

My card today is for the lovely theme of Friendship at Less is More.

I couldn't resist those Precious Remembrance Shop new goodies sitting on my craft desk and used them for my card:

I just love their modern and funky look - so different from most of my other stamping supplies. For this card i stamped off the first layer of ink to achieve the slightly faded and sketchy look I was after. Then I stamped the LOL circle and sentiment in black using my misti to get a good strong contrast to the background stamping.

I finished off this card with a plainf pink strip down the left hand side. But then i didn't want to pack away these stamps, so I went ahead a created another smaller card - the perfect size for a Project Life scrapbook page.

Supplies: Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop, Little Things
Inks: SU, melon mambo, tempting turquoise; Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Dienamics, double stitched rectangles

Thanks so much for your time today, it always make me smile to think folks have dropped by my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sunday Spot

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches and the colours from Winnie & Walter.


Here's my card:

I decided to use yellow card to die cut the word celebrate and then stacked it up and heat embossed it a couple of times with hologram powder. I then stamped and heat embossed the rose strip in white and added the three pinky shades on top with an ink duster.

I felt it needed a little more yellow so I stencilled a splodge of colour on the base card before adhering the strip and die cut word on top. I finished off with a trio of pink enamel dots.

Stamps: Winnie & Walter Scenery Bed of Roses
Inks: SU, cherry cobbler, real red, melon mambo, daffodil delight; Versamark clear + Ranger Superfine white & Funstamps Hologram embossing powders
Die1: Winnie & Walter Cutaways, Celebrate
Stencil: Uniko, Pure Florals Chrysthanthemum
Embellishments: enamel dots from my stash

Huge thanks for dropping by my blog today, you know I love to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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