Saturday, 20 October 2018

Saturday Spot

One of the best things about Christmas crafting is that I know everything I create will get used instead of being stashed for the the right occasion to happen. So today I'm entering the tag challenge at Less is More - can never have too many Christmas tags!

I'm also a bit of a soft touch when it comes to buying Christmas stamps and couldn't resist the new MFT Tweet Holiday plump little birds!

I'm loving black and white and a touch of red for Christmas colours at the moment and think they may just be my 2018 colour scheme. I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the bird and then added a little Copic neutral grey as a shadow.

Stamps: MFT, Tweet Holiday
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Colours: Prisacolor pencils; Copic, N1
Ribbon from my stash

Thanks so much for looking today, I really love it when I get company.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Happy Little Stampers October Spotlight

It's time for a bit of Happy Little Stampers spotlight on a previously released stamp set.  This month it's the turn of Doodled Flowers.

This is one of my most favourite HLS stamps and I'm always pleased with the way it stamps and looks with colour added.

I've kept my card super CAS and allowed the largest stamp from the set to take centre stage.  Loving the look of the stitched leaves too and purposely chose a stitched circular die to pick up on them.

Stamps: HLS, Doodled Flowers
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, RV02, RV04, RV09, YG13, YG17, 
Die: MFT Dienamics, double stitched circles

Be sure to pop over to Happy Little Stampers and see some more beautiful cards using Doodled Flowers

Thanks so much for dropping by today, it's always more fun when I get visitors.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

A Tribute to Melissa Lane

Today I'm joining in with the tribute to a team mate at AAA Cards.

I'm going to keep this short as there's no way to describe how sad all of the AAA Cards team feel about Melissa's life ending far too soon.

Melissa loved butterflies and her favourite colour was red so my card reflects this.

If you would like to make a card in Melissa's memory Shery from STAMPlorations has a link up. She has also kindly offered to box up any cards sent to her and forward them to Melissa's family. Find the details on the STAMPloration blog - HERE.

Rest in peace Melissa.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tuesday Talk

Are you enjoying all the beautiful colours of Autumn?  It has to be my favourite time of year and I love all the oranges, yellows and browns. So the TAGplorations challenge going on this month is just up my street.

Here's my tag:

Even as I was writing my introduction to this post I was thinking, but you don't like orange as a colour - well it appears I do when it's related to Autumn images! Looks so warm and sunny and bright and beautiful.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Wonderfall Time, Artsy Doodled Borders
Inks: SU, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, real red, soft suede
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
Ribbon and fibre from my stash

Huge thanks for looking today, it's been great to have you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 15 October 2018

MKC Digitals October Challenge

Fancy playing along with a digi stamp challenge? Well check out the Halloween theme at MKC Digitals facebook group.

I used Skeletonbanner Spooktacular and Fatty Batty Background for my card.

I choose purple card stock to print the background and white for the skeleton. I added crystal eyes and coloured the bat tongues with a white gel pen. the skeleton i hand cut and mounted onto foam pads.  I added large crystal eyes

Supplies:Stamps: MKC Digital, Skeletonbanner Spooktacular , Fatty Batty Background
Pens: Copic, C0, C1, C3
Gems from my stash

I hope you'll be inspired to play along with this challenge and I'm sure they will be loads more fabulous inspiration for you from the rest of the MKC Digitals DT.

Thanks for your time today, it's been spooktacular to have you visit my blog!

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #126 - Moonlight

Today a new challenge begins at AAA Cards and the theme is Moonlight.

The sponsor for this challenge is Uniko and I've used Uniko stamps for my card.

I started by inking the sky using a circle mask for the moon and a strip masked off at the bottom to keep some empty white space. Once the masks were removed I stamped the star wave across the moon and added a sentiment and small star beneath the skyline.

Stamps: Uniko, Reach For The Stars, Background Builders Seeing Stars
Inks: Versafine, onyx black; Ranger distress, chipped sapphire, wilted violet, dusty concord
Pen: Sakura gelly roll, clear star

The rest of the AAA Cards DT have made beautiful moonlight cards to inspire you - HERE. And we've the mega talented Trina P joining us as our Guest Designer - you'll be bowled over by her card!

Thanks for looking today and i hope you'll join in and play along.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

MKC Digitals - Old Is New Again

Today I'm sharing a set of Christmas themed creations I made using MKC Digital Little Snowman's Tree stamp.

I decided to create a card, tag and bottle tag matching set and printed the stamp in different sizes onto white card stock.  I chose some Christmas plaid paper and coloured the images using the colours from the paper. I used a combination of Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copic pens to achieve the best colour match as possible.

Each item was finished off with a stamped sentiment and stitched die cut shapes.

Stamps: MKC Digitals, Little Snowman's Tree; Uniko, Simply Said Christmas
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Promarkers, antique pink, ruby, denim blue; Flexmarkers, cloud bkue, cadet blue, sea mist, pebble blue; Copic, C0, C1, C3, C5; Wink of Stella, clear
Dies: Lawn Fawn, Large stitched squares; MFT Dienamics, stitched traditional tags, double stitched rectangles

This is such a fun and simple image to colour, not too much shading required! I hope you've enjoyed my samples and will maybe pop over to the MKC Digitals shop and have a browse - HERE. You'll find much to inspire you and the prices are just brilliant - one of the best things about digis is you get more for your money!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, it's been a pleasure to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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