Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Welcome to my Wednesday post

Morning readers,

I hope your week is coming along well, mine started off with my car going in for service and MOT .. after some confusion it all went ahead on Monday - fortunately the car sailed through the MOT so I'm all sorted for another year - pheww! Be lost without my car these days.

Anyhoo, time for a little crafting to share ...


My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White 12.7cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one red and one white) cut to 12cm square
  • One piece of white card cut to 11.5cm square
  • Penny Black (Holiday Hugs) image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image and blended using Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Stamplorations sentiment builder (Christmas and New Year) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink (for extra BLACK)
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight fur and hair and Plaid dimensional gloss for the spectacle lenses and orange nose




I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. The Paper Players - challenge No. 358 - CAS + colour in any image
  2. Christmas Card Challenge - challenge No. 19 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES + OPTIONAL  photo inspiration
  3. Merry Mondays - 2nd Annual Christmas in Summer link up - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. The Holly and the Ivy - challenge No. 13 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Welcome to another lazy Sunday

Morning all,

My hubby is still working at the model and hobby show today which leaves me free to craft without guilt and that's exactly what I've been doing. On the first day of his show I nipped to The Range and acquired both the card blank used below and the Gorjuss girl image - doncha just love it when you can get to use new SCHTUFF right away?

My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

And a closer view of the image panel
Materials used:
  • White 12.7cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card cut to 12cm square (one white and one navy)
  • One piece of white card cut to 11½cm square
  • Snippets of card in white and navy, for my image panel
  • Creative Expressions snowflakes (from CEC803 Snowflakes Kisses set) stamped using Memento Bahama blue ink on both my image panel and as a border on my base panel
  • Santoro "Gorjuss" Girl stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell poplychromos pencils used to colour image and background of my white card panel
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight
  • Penny Black sentiment (from the giving and receiving set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink



I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. TGIF - challenge No. 121 - GIRL, YOU ARE FABULOUS
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 347 - ANYTHING GOES but with OPTIONAL challenge to MAKE IT GIRLY
  3. Gem of a challenge - challenge No. 201 - SNOW FUN ... be sure to include snowflake/s - DONE!
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge EXTRA - August challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  5. Happy Little Stampers - August challenge - ANYTHING GOES with the OPTIONAL (and not used) theme of POINSETTIA
And then I decided it was time to deploy some images a friend sent to me a short while back, thinking I might use them, be rude not to then, wouldn't it?

My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of the envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card cut to 14.2cm x 10cm (one white and one navy
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Carabelle washi tape images (SA601 by Birgit Koopsen) stamped using Memento Paris Dusk and Versafine satin red inks
  • Paper Artsy (JOFY14) sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Creative Expressions (CEC851 - Inspiring edges) arrows stamped using Memento Paris disk ink



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 64 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. That's Crafty - August 18th challenge - ONLY CARDS
  3. Emerald City - challenge No. 2 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Water Cooler Wednesday - challenge No. 132 - MAKE IT MASCULINE

And finally, I saw this and couldn't resist sharing



Saturday, 19 August 2017

Saturday - YAY!

Hi there readers,

Christmas will be here before we know it ...... I sold some of my Christmas cards this week too .. so I thought I'd best get a wiggle on and make some more!


My card
And a closer view of my coloured image
 
 The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to 14.2 cm x 10cm - one white and one red
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Sparkle 'n Sprinkle image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Creative Expressions border stamped using Adirondack watermelon ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils to colour
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen in white used to highlight the polka dots




I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. 2CraftyCritterCrazies - challenge No.5 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 33 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. CRAFT - challenge No. 429 - CHRISTMAS
  4. Southern Girls - challenge No. 166 - ADD SOME STAMPING
  5. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 342 - PERFECT HOLIDAY ... Christmas is my most favouritest holiday!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Welcome to my Friday post - it's nearly the weekend!

Morning readers,

How's your week been? We've had a tremendously busy one with friends coming to stay on Monday and Tuesday and then it was a girls night out for me and my two oldest friends, then yesterday hubby was setting up for the Bristol Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition in Thornbury this weekend - guess who will be crafting without guilt this weekend then? Yep, that would be MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

And then ... I recently made a One Layer Card and I quite liked it so .... I don't often batch make although I DO sometimes make two "the same but different ....

My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one maroon DCWV textured) cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Inkadinkado balloon and cogs along with the Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image ... if you look at the cards (side by side) below then you will hopefully see that this  one is a darker red too



I'll be entering the above for challenge No. 52 over at Moving Along With The Times where the challenge is: THINGS BEGINNING WITH B.

And the original? Well, here are the two makes, side by side

The two makes
And, though I expect you know this ... I made an ATC!

My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in both red and white
  • Little Claire singing robins and Penny Black sentiment stamped using Tim Holtz archival black ink
  • Penny Black border stamped using Tim Holtz archival grey ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image
  • Creative Expressions dotty image stamped around the outer edge of the red layer using the Tim Holtz archival black ink
  • Creative Expressions snowflake/dotty image stamped using Memento Bahama blue ink
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen used to bling up the border and stardust stickles to highlight the robins and snowflakes



This will be an ATC swap with my Isle of Skye buddy who has set the theme of ROBINS

Additionally, I will be entering it for the following challenges:-
  1. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge No. 50 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Love to Craft - challenge No. 13 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Southern Girls - challenge No. 166 - ADD SOME STAMPING

Thought it would make a great card too - what do you think?

My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one red) cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Snippets of card in white, navy and red
  • Little Claire robins and Penny Black sentiment stamped on to white snippet using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour
  • Creative Expressions snow flakes stamped using Memento Bahama blue ink
  • Stardust stickles and Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to highlight


I'll be entering the fhe above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - August challenge - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  2. Sparkles Christmas Challenges - challenge No. 79 - FESTIVE SENTIMENTS
  3. Sweet Stampers - challenge No. 10 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
  4. CRAFT - challenge No. 429 - CHRISTMAS
  5. Fussy and Fancy Friday - challenge No. 194 THINGS WITH WINGS



Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tuesday, an extra post .....

Morning readers,

I know you don't usually expect a post from me on a Tuesday but today's post is published because I have the honour of being a Guest Design Team Member over at Through The Craft Room Door today. Their challenge, as always, is ANYTHING GOES and here is my make for this week's challenge .. using a digital image from this week's sponsors Crafts and Me, it's a little different from some of my recent work but I hope you will like it nonetheless


My card
And a closer view of the colouring
 
The front, back and inside of my card, along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one aubergine) cut to 14.2cm x 10cm
  • One piece of white card cut to 13.7cm x 9.5cm
  • Snippets of card in white, black and aubergine
  • Crafts and Me digital image "Dolly Rock" printed on 200gsm card using a laser printer
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils to colour
  • Inkadinkado skull border (from the Rock Star set) stamped using Memento grape jelly ink
  • Inkadinkado sentiment (from the Rock Star set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen used to highlight hair
  • Stardust Stickles used to highlight elsewhere




Additionally, I will be entering this make for the following challenges:
  1. Stamping Sensations - August challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 63 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 32 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. StarStampz - August 3rd challenge - HAND COLOURED IMAGE
I hope to see you over at TTCD, with entries of your own - GOOD LUCK