Sunday, 16 June 2019

Sunday Slot

Today I'm sharing a water coloured card that I created to enter the challenge at CAS Watercolour.

As you can see they wanted Something Blue and I went with a bit of a watery/skyline scene using the lovely new stamp set from Clearly Besotted.

I started by creating the background colours and rubbed two colours of distress ink onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and then smooshed it onto my card. I tipped the card up while it was still wet to allow the ink to run down a little.  I did this a few times until I was happy with the result.

Then for the difficult bit - waiting for it to dry! Cup of tea time. Once this was achieved I stamped the New York skyline scene and then added some water coloured bits using a brush and a darker blue distress ink. the sentiment was added and I was done.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Scene It City
Inks: Range distress, blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, chipped sapphire

I'm so pleased to have had your company today, thanks so much for dropping by.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Saturday Spot

I'm playing along with the gorgeous colours from Less is More today. So me!


And I used the beautiful new butterfly stamp from Funky fossil Designs.

First I stamped the image in the blue using my misti to keep the stamps and card in the correct place, Then I touched the middle and edges with the plum ink. So pretty!

Stamps: funky Fossil Designs, Buttterfly Wishes
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Memento, sweet plum, summer sky

It's been so lovely to have you drop by my blog, thanks so much for looking.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 14 June 2019

Friday Focus

Today I'm sharing a card I created using the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches.

Mmm that had me thinking for a while, especially as a few of their DT had used a die to achieve that extended semi circle shape - a die I don't have. So it was outside the box thinking that won the day for me and here's what I came up with:

I rotated the sketch a quarter turn to the right and masked off a rectangular strip and inked it up in a couple of distress ink colours. I then stamped the large Funky Fossil butterfly on top - I thought the shape sort of resembled the sketch shape.

I finished off with a die cut spiro circle sentiment popped up onto pads.

Stamps: Funky fossil Designs, Butterfly Wishes
inks: Ranger distress, picked rasped, cracked pistachio; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: Xcut, spiro circle

Thanks for looking today, I'm really delighted to have had your company.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Thursday Thoughts

I'm still in scrapbooking mode today and have another layout to share. I used the theme from Kraft Plus - another new to me challenge brought to my notice by Lizzy Hill's blog.


As well as using kraft paper they also want you to be inspired by the PATTERNS and colours of this pic.

So off I went to my stash and pulled out some papers and got to work. Here's what I came up with:

This was a quick and simple layout and satisfies my CAS heart. A few layers of patterned paper and the addition of some stickers - what could be easier?

The smiley was actually on a sticker sheet, but I lost one of the eyes in transit - they were so tiny. So I used some black gems instead.

The puffy Heidi Swapp sticker was chosen because my daughter in law said she'd had a lovely day with her three boys, they all got on and there was no arguing. So I'll be able to show her this page when things revert to normal!

Papers: Scraps from my stash and a very old piece of kraft paper that was lurking - need to order some more!
Alphas: Simple Stories I AM & #Whatever
Stickers: Washi stickers from a MAMBI pad; Heidi Swapp, Puffy Chat Bubbles
Gems from my stash

Thanks so much for visiting today, it's always so much more fun when you do.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Wednesday Words

Today I've a scrapbook page to share. I've used the theme from a new challenge to me White With 1.  I discovered this challenge from a scrapbooking buddy Lizzy Hill's amazing blog.


So basically there are just two colours on my page - white and blue.  I tried to match the shade of blue as much as possible, always difficult with computer screens. And I really couldn't do anything about the orange flower in her hair!

I used a piece of the beautiful Vicki Boutin Mixed Media paper for the background - the colours seemed perfect! Then I added a lined scrap for my journalling and used an edge punch and a doily to soften the edges.

The journalling is a direct quote from the photo as it was sent to me on my phone after I had complained about a previous pic with her dress all scrunched up!

I added some punched butterflies, word stickers and enamel dots as embellishments.

Papers: Vicki Boutin, Mixed Media; scraps from my stash
Title: AC Thickers, Wild
Punch: Tonic, butterfly; Martha Stewart, heart
Stickers: Cocoa Vanilla, Happiness

I'm so pleased you had time to stop by my blog today, it's been fabulous having you visit.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm sharing a tag I created for the challenge at Tag You're It.

Such a pretty inspiration image! Here's how I interpreted it:

I was so taken by all the multicoloured umbrellas that I decided to try to create an umbrella background for my tag using a stencil. I used six Memento teardrop colours taking the ink straight through the stencil from the ink pads.

Then I stamped, die cut and coloured the cute MFT umbrella boy and popped him up onto pads for extra dimension. I also stamped a sentiment from the same set and cut it into two to make it fit. I finished off my tag with some multi coloured strands of twine.

Stamps: MFT, Puddle Jumper
Inks: Memento, pear tart, lady bug, dandelion, elderberry, danube blue, bahama blue, tuxedo black; Versafine Clair, nocturne
Stencil: Carta Bella, Deco Dots
Dies: MFT, Puddle Jumper, stitched traditional tags
Pens: Copic, R20, E000, E00, E23, E37, E70, Y13, Y18, YG13, YG23, B00, B02, B04, R29, R39
Twine from my stash

Huge thanks for dropping by my blog today, I'm so delighted that you did.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Monday Moments

Such a pretty trio of colours at CAS Colours & Sketches this week I couldn't resist playing along. So just about squeezing it in before the challenge closes!

Here's my card:

I used the new butterfly stamp from Funky Fossil Designs and one of their stencils too. I've picked up on the trend that's around at the moment - a coloured background and a simple stamped image.

I finished it all off with a trio of clear gems and a sentiment.

Stamps: Funky Fossil Designs, Butterfly Wishes
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, powder pink, pool party, so saffron
Stencil: Funky Fossil Designs, crackle background
Clear gems from my stash

So pleased to have had your company today, thank so much for looking.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 9 June 2019

AAA Cards Game #142 - One Layer + Twist Only Black & White

I'm here today to tell you all about the new challenge that's started at AAA Cards.

It's that loved by all CAS card makers One Layer theme doubled up with another favourite only black and white as the optional twist.

I used a cheeky image and greeting from STAMPlorations, our sponsor for this challenge. And I added an inlaid stitched die cut which is allowed at AAA Cards for one layer cards.

Stamps: STAMPlorations, Fowl Play
Ink: versafine Clair, nocturne
Die: Lawn Fawn, large stitched sqyare stackables

I'm really excited about all the DT CAS cards. they've really outdone themselves for this challenge! And we have the lovely Nancy from nananas joining us as our Guest Designer. And we have the talented CAS card maker Michelle Wallace joining us a new DT member! So much joy! Discover it all HERE.

Thanks for looking today. I really appreciate your time.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 8 June 2019

Uniko Revisit Blog Hop

I'm here today to share my DT makes for a revisit of a couple of previously released stamps and die sets from Uniko.

And with Father's Day coming up shortly I went with a little set of a card, gift box and tag.

I always think these stamps and dies demand a bold colour scheme and I went with a sort of comic book look for my card.

I stamped the halftone blocks before folding up my box and then added the rest of the elements with foam pads. 

The tag is multi layered - well it is for me anyway - and puts those stamps and dies to good use.

Stamps: Uniko, Explosion, Explosion Additions, Background Blocks Halftone, Simply Said
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, crushed curry, real red, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise
Dies: Lawn Fawn, large stitched square stackables; MFT Die-namics, double stitched circle, stitched traditional tags
Box template: SU, gift punch board

As always there is a prize winning blog hop to go along with this re-visit, find all the details HERE.
And here's the bloghop list:

Jane - that's me

I'm entering the card into the challenge at Addicted to Stamps where they want cards for a boy or man.

I'm entering the whole set into the challenge at Dragonfly Dreams where they want man or boy themed projects.
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Huge thanks for visiting my blog today, it's been fabulous to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 7 June 2019

Friday Focus

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the Summer Vacation challenge at The Paper Players.

Here's my card:

I used a digi stamp from Polkadoodles and coloured her using Copic pens. I achieved the dappled look on the sky by using a sponge dipped into colourless blender solution and for the sand I dotted spots all over with a colourless blender pen.

I finished off with a block sentiment from Uniko.

Stamps: Polkadoodles Digi, Winniesea20; Uniko, Simply Said Blocks
Ink: Versfaine Clair, nocturne
Pens: Copic, E000, E21, E33, E35, E50, E57, E70, Y35, Y38, YR04, R20, RV04, B00, B02, B04, C0, C3, C5, C7

Thanks so much for looking today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Happy Little Stampers June ATC Challenge

Hi and welcome. Today sees the beginning of a new ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers.

Here's my trio of DT cards:

I used up all sorts of bits and pieces that have been lurking in my box of Christmas related craft supplies and really enjoyed putting them to good use.

Scraps and bits and bobs from my stash

Check out what the rest of the HLS ATC DT have been up to HERE.

This will be my last DT spot at HLS ATC, but I'm sure I'll be playing along with them from time to time. It's been so much fun, but with other commitments something had to give.

Thanks for looking today, as always it's been great to have your company.

And keep crafting!

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