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



Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday morning .....

Morning all,

Balloon Fiesta this past weekend and we had been so disappointed. Our pals drove 75 miles to see balloons only to find it was too windy for the mass ascent. Sunday evening saw us with dinner guests who said they had seen a fair few on the journey to ours so we assumed we'd missed out again with the wind in the wrong direction .... WRONG. Whilst "resting" between our starter and main course we nipped outside and saw these ....






This one came to earth about ¼mile from us



And time for a little crafting ....I've an ATC to share with you again today, I really love the format of ATC's and should perhaps get more active in swaps again as I've amassed quite a few now!

My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in orange, turquoise and white
  • Stampers Anonymous crazy dog image stamped twice using Memento tuxedo black ink, once on to my white snippet and once on to a pieces of post it which I then cut out to use as a mask
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image and background and colours blended using sansodor and a paper stump
  • Once colours I positioned the mask over the dog and then a section of post it with a stright edge lined up between the orange and the turquoise coloured area
  • With masks in place I stamped the Stampers Anonymous crazy dog accessory (bone) using Ranger Archival mini monarch orange ink (vaguely reminiscent of Gromit's bedroom!?!?!?!)
  • Once my image was mounted on to turquoise and then orange layers I took my "S" thickness Faber Castell Pitt pen and doodled corners on the orange layer



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 63 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Dragonfly Dreams - August challenge - ANIMALS
  3. Stamping Sensations - August challenge - ANYTHING GOES

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday morning, another lazy day here!

Morning all,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, I know we have been

Got some crafting to share with you this morning ....

My ATC
And separately so you can see the arrow used on the image panel and on the border
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in purple and white
  • Stampers Anonymous cat and wool image stamped on to white snippet using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image and background, blended with Sansodor and a paper stump
  • Creative Expressions (memories border from CEC851 Inspiring Edges) and arrow image stamped using Memento Bahama Blue ink
  • MFT sentiment and the Creative Expressions arrow image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Letter from three Studiog alphabet sets used to stamp the word "KITTY" using Memento tuxedo black ink



I will be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Hiding In My Craft Room - challenge No. 313 - SUPER SCRAPS SATURDAY
  2. Jo's Scrap Shack - challenge No. 199 - ANYTHING GOES

And then I started doodling .... this is a bit of a change for me so, be kind! It's a bit psychedelic and reminiscent of the 60's!!!


My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in purple and white
  • Faber Castell "S" thickness Pitt pen used to doodle the shape outlines
  • Colour added using Sharpie pens - love their vibrant colours
  • Tsukineko white gelly roll gel pen to doodle the outer border and corners




I'll be entering this for the following challenge
  1. Happy Little Stampers - August challenge - DOODLES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 22 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Friends - challenge No. 64 - ANYTHING GOES


Trundled off to check out the Bristol Balloon Fiesta yesterday - snagged ourselves a prime position at a local hostelry and, armed with a cocktail, settled down to enjoy the view .. guess what? NO MASS ASCENT, still, it was worth it for the cocktail!




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Saturday post ....

Hey there readers,

Couple of crafting makes to share with you today ... the first is a prickly ATC ... using, for a change, my pro markers this time as I SOOOO wanted some very vibrant colours.


My ATC
And a closer view of the actual image and sparkle
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in purple and white
  • Woodware "succulents" image stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Pro Marker alcohol markers to colour .... the faux "Regency stripe" was actually unintentional - my yellow marker is running low on ink and the broad chisel top produced the above result, however, I quite like it!
  • Kaisercraft Aztec borders stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • CASual Friday sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • White Tsukineko gelly roll gel pen used to doodle a border on the purple layer
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the flower petals and centre
  • Plaid dimensional gloss applied to the pot to make it look a tad more "ceramic"



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Passion for Promarkers - challenge No. 407 - ADD GLITTER
  2. Paper Shelter - challenge No. 304 - BLOOMING DAYS
  3. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 135 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 130 - USE FLOWERS
  5. Happy Little Stampers - August challenge - DOODLE

And now for a card ... in honour of the Balloon Fiesta

My ONE LAYER 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
  • One piece of white card cut to 14.2 x 10cm - for my insert
  • Inkadinkado balloon and cog images along with Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black (although I used London fog on the insert)
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils to add colour to my balloon




I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No.341 - ONE LAYER CARD WEEK and the theme is VEHICLE
  2. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 137 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Making Memories - challenge No. 8 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Emerald City - challenge No. 2 - ANYTHING GOES

It's the weekend of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and we are lucky enough to (occasionally) be on their flight path. Yesterday morning they were fairly close ..... in previous years we've been lucky enough to have them fly right over the house but this was as close as they came! This morning? Just two and they were far too far away to photograph!


This was not long after 07:15 .. though looking at my camera, it rather looks
like I forgot to change it's clock at the last change! Ooopsie, hardly worth bothering now, for 8 weeks or so!


Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday again ....

Morning all,

Hope you've all had a good week, shame about the weather .. those of us in the UK have had pretty changeable weather and can't really leave the house without an umbrella and those in Europe just plain can't leave the house - in the afternoon, because it's too darn hot! Take care whichever way your weather has been, and will be!

I'm back to making the ATC's - it seem like I just can't keep away! This ATC has my ratty little friend sneaking past the skirting board and it looks like he's been spotted ... "Hey buddy"!!!


My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in turquoise and white
  • Katzelkraft (KTZ179) image stamped on to white card using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image, skirting and "wallpaper"
  • Paper Smooches sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight my "Regency" stripes!


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 171 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Dream Valley - challenge No. 160 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge 293/294 - USE SNIPPETS
  4. Southern Girls - challenge No. 166 - ADD SOME STAMPING
Recently, I discovered that I won over at Crafty Gals Corner - thanks so much peeps, I won with the card below