Monday, 19 October 2020

Monday, that can only mean one thing - it's the start of another week!

Morning readers, 

I've a make to share with you today ....... I've voluntarily made the cards below as One Layer Cards! I so often forget to make them One Layer, even when the challenge requires it!

The card design
A small batch of just two cards
The fronts, backs and insides of my cards along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • Two Kraft 4" x 4" 300gsm cards and matching sized envelopes
  • Two pieces of Kraft card cut to fit, for the inserts
  • Funky Fossil image (from "Silly Snowmen") stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • StudioLight sentiment (from SL470) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils and Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens used to colour the image
  • Unicorn stickles to bling up the card front


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Merry Little Christmas - challenge No. 27 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  2. The Holly and Ivy - challenge No. 81 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  3. Crafty  Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 512 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES
  4. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 41 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  5. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - MAKE AN ENVELOPE TO MATCH THE CARD
And now ... another batch (of 2) Christmas cards ..... I used a sketch and (rather unusually for me) even used a VERY similar image ... since I have not one but two similar stamps - neither of which has seen ink in a while!!! Given the small scale of my card (just 4" x 4") I had to take a little poetic license with the placement of the sentiment and hope I will be forgiven!

My card design
My little two card batch!
The front, back and inside of my cards along with the front and back of my envelopes

Materials used:
  • 4" x 4", 300gsm Kraft card and matching sized envelopes
  • Kraft card cut to fit - for card front and insert
  • Navy card, cut to mat
  • Using an anti static mat on the card front panel .. I then stamped the Craft Stamper free image using Versamark embossing powder before sprinkling with Stampendous white embossing powder and heat setting .... elsewhere on the card and envelope I stamped the star image using Memento Bahama blue ink
  • Inkadinkado sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Wink of Stella clear and gold glitter gel pens used to accentuate the stars in the sentiment


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. CAS(e) this Sketch - challenge No. 394 - SKETCH - see below
  2. Alphabet Challenge - October 9th challenge - "N" is for NAVY AS THE PREDOMINANT COLOUR (navy border and navy sentiment)
  3. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 147 - EMBOSSING (wet or dry)
  4. Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 10 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 144 - ANYTHING GOES


Saturday, 17 October 2020

Saturday - have a great weekend!

Morning readers, 

It was surrogate Son-in-Law's birthday recently so, last night, we took him (and S.D. #2) out to dinner - it was a lovely evening.

I've a make to share with you today .......

My Artist Trading Coin

Materials used:
  • Snippets of leftover card in white and textured navy blue
  • Nesting circle dies to cut the 2½" and 2¼" circles for my ATCoin
  • Using a makeup brush I applied Distress Ink bundled safe over the white circle before adding the Tim Holtz mini stencil (burlap from set #14) and adding a little more bundled sage just to the outer edge.
  • Swapping to a blue colour family makeup brush and changing the Tim Holtz mini stencil for one from set #10 I applied Distress Ink in salty ocean to flourish, keeping the burlap stencilling visible
  • Using a Ranger sentiment which came free (in early 2019) with a magazine and Versafine Clair twilight ink I stamped the "hello" and "friend" before blinging it up by tracing the text with my unicorn stickles
  • White posca pen to doodle my dots ..... I have to say that it's prettier IRL than my phone camera or regular camera could reproduce!


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Love to Craft Challenge Blog - October challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 406 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Through The Purple Haze - challenge No. 172 - ANYTHING GOES + (optional) stitching which you can see I didn't use on my project.
  4. Bastel-Traum - challenge No. 94 - BACKGROUND
  5. Not Just Cards - October challenge - ANYTHING GOES

And now for a Get Well card, I've not made one in a while - thank goodness!

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 white card cut to fit
  • One piece of black card, cut to mat
  • Using a makeup brush I applied Memento pear tart to the lower right hand corner.
  • Tim Holtz stencil (from mini set #28) placed over my inking and more pear tart applied - to add some texture
  • Kaisercraft border (from film edges) stamped using Versafine Clair shady lane ink
  • Penny Black foliage (3124F - "A cluster") stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink .. this wood mounted stamp is probably at least ten years old ... good to have seen it inked again!
  • Hero Arts paint swipe (from AC026) stamped using Memento pear tart ink
  • Chapel Road sentiment (from "Vertical Greetings") stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Unicorn stickles used to bling up the cluster

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 498 - KEEP IT SIMPLE
  2. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge No. 126 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Krafty Chicks - challenge No. 529 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - MAKE AN ENVELOPE TO MATCH THE CARD
  5. Water Cooler Wednesday - challenge No. 293 - ALL ABOUT OCCASIONS


Friday, 16 October 2020

Whoop de doo! It's Friday!

Morning readers, 

I've a make to share with you today ....... bit of a mod vibe going on, with the retro squares and the mini skirt!

My Artist Trading Card
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of leftover card in white and Paper Mill intense green
  • On the white snippet, and using a makeup brush, I applied Memento rosebud ink over the entire panel
  • Placing my TCW 154 retro squares stencil over the inked panel and using the same brush, I applied Ranger Archival vibrant fuchsia ink
  • Craft Stamper free image (by Dina Wakely ... early 2019) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • StudioLight border image (from SL470 - yes, it's a Christmas set!) stamped using Versafine Clair charming pink ink
  • Chapel Road sentiment (from Vertical Greetings A) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • White Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen used to doodle a border


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Sweet Stampin' - October 10th challenge - USE YOUR OLD STASH ... that stencil had been in my collection so long I had totally forgotten I had it. The Chapel Road sentiments at least five years!
  2. Creative Inspirations - October challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 414 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 482 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Love to Craft Challenge Blog - October challenge - ANYTHING GOES
And, recently, I was playing with a stencil I got for my birthday but hadn't yet used ....... it sat on my ToC for a couple of days until I decided to make the card below - thanks for the gift, Sue!

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 white card cut to fit
  • One piece of Paper Mill intense green card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of leftover card in both the white and the green
  • Craft Sensations floral stencil placed over my card front panel and then, using makeup brushes, the following inks applied: Adirondack brights in citrus, watermelon and purple twilight, Memento sweet plum
  • A Muse sentiments (8-8308-B "under the weather" and 8-8312-B "better soon") stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Sentiment panel mounted on to a strip of the green card before mounting using Stix2 clear dimensional tape

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. NBUS - challenge No. 19 - USE NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) in this case, the stencil
  2. Creatilicious - challenge No. 197 - ANYTHING GOES + (optional) HALLOWEEN
  3. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 406 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 498 - KEEP IT SIMPLE (not necessarily CAS but quick and easy)
  5. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - MAKE A CARD AND ENVELOPE TO MATCH

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Wednesday, the week's half gone already!

Morning readers, 

I've a make to share with you today ....... recently sorted through my stencil collection and realised just how many circle stencils I own ... fortunately, not a single duplicate! Time to give one neglected stencil some ink!

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 white card cut to fit
  • One piece of hot pink card, cut to mat
  • Using a makeup brush and my TCW stencil (278S) I applied Adirondack red pepper and purple twilight inks in stripes, blending the colours at the "join"
  • Lavinia Stamps "seeds" stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • HLS sentiment (from Doodled Flowers) stamped using Versafine Clair charming pink ink
  • Unicorn stickles to bling up the seed heads



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Time Out Challenges - challenge No. 172 - USE PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
  2. AAA Birthday - challenge No. 18 - PHOTO INSPIRATION - see below
  3. Crafting Happiness - challenge No. 69 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafty Sentiments - October 13th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Through The Craft Room Door - October 13th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
 

And now a second entry for the Less Is More challenge .... I'm really liking the orange card blank - I only bought a pack of six so there won't be too many more (4 at most!!!!)

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

Materials used:
  • Orange C6/A2, 250gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of turquoise card and one piece of navy card, cut to fit
  • Stampendous wavy music image (N070) stamped using Ranger Archival paradise teal ink
  • Judikins "kokopelli" image (J-00657070) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • HLS sentiment (from Doodled flowers) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 430 - CASE SHARON's CARD - see below .. I used the shaped panel and the orange colour theme
  2. Stamps and Fun - challenge No. 375 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Make My Monday - challenge No. 133 - ORANGE AS THE DOMINANT COLOUR
  4. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - challenge No. 2041 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 130 - ANYTHING GOES
 

Woo Hoo, I discovered that one of my makes had been picked as a TOP3 over at I Love Pro Markers - thanks so much peeps, really appreciate it.
 



Monday, 12 October 2020

Monday - Look out ! Here comes another week!

Morning readers, 

Hope you all enjoyed a pleasant weekend and that the weather didn't spoil any plans for you .. it was cold and dank here but didn't stop us from doing anything planned, thankfully. Not much planned this week, for fairly obvious reasons. Still trying to limit personal contact with others though trying to maintain non-physical contact - thank heavens for video calls!

I've had plenty of time to spend at the ToC (Table of Craftiness) so, here's the first make to share with you today .......

My card
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
You MAY be able to make out the stickled "bling" a little better here

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 250gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of Paper Mill Christmas red card, cut to mat
  • StudioLight image (SL469) stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Paper Artsy mini splatter (MN72) stamped using Memento ladybug ink
  • Unicorn stickles to bling up the sentiment

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. NBUS - challenge No. 19 - USE NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) .. in this case the Studiolight image which arrived last Friday
  2. Krafty Chicks - challenge No. 528 - CHRISTMAS
  3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 511 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES + (optional - unused) ADD A STOCKING 
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 143 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Merry Little Christmas - challenge No. 27 - ANYTHING (Christmas) GOES

And, since I recently acquired some Kraft card blanks, it will come as no surprise to see that I have deployed one on this next make .....

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

Materials used:
  • Kraft 4" x 4", 300gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of Kraft card, cut to fit
  • One piece of textured maroon card and one piece of black card, cut to mat
  • Katzelkraft image (from KTZ212) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Tim Holtz mini stencil "music" (from set #20) through which I applied Memento ladybug ink using a makeup brush
  • Kaisercraft sentiment (from CS290) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image
  • Anita's dimensional gloss for the little guys eyes ... sadly, the cream and white pencils I'd used to colour his eyes sort of disappeared when I applied the gloss!


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 497 - BIRTHDAY
  2. The Paper Shelter - challenge No. 444 - COLOUR IT
  3. Cardz4Guyz - challenge No. 255 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. The Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 10 - ANYTHING GOES