Saturday, 20 April 2019

Saturday - lie in tomorrow!

Hello readers,

Got some friends making a house move, after around 40 years in the same place - gotta say that I sooooo do NOT envy them clearing out and packing up - best of luck peeps.


My card
And an enlarged view of my "house"
 
 The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of card (one white and one purple) cut to fit
  • Snippets of card in white and black
  • Paper Artsy House image (Eclectica EDY21) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour my image
  • Paper Arts "skyline", "circles" and "welcome" (from Eclectica EDY21) and Imagine That (write big #2) sentiments stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne and purple delight inks
  • Dimensional foam tape used to attach my card front to my card base
  • Diamond stickles used to embellish

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Craft Room Door - April 16th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. PaperMinutes - challenge No. 584 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 426 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. The Happy Craft Challenge - April challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 50 - ANYTHING GOES







Friday, 19 April 2019

TGIF peeps! And a very Happy Easter to those who celebrate

Morning readers,

Been at the Table of Craftiness again, another Artist Trading Card to share with you  - I love to ink up new stash and to use snippets of card, this ATC combines both! The Studio Light images are new but have been inked but the Dylusions sentiments are NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff .. as per the lovely Darnell). Oh .. and, apparently - I'm STILL in my PINK phase too! Not that I used the same inks so it's not like I could use the "well, they were out on the desk"  reason as my excuse either! Still, I'm pretty happy with the results

My Artist Trading Card
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white, pink and blue
  • Using an Aldi stencil brush I applied a light layer of Memento rosebud ink before placing a stencil (Dutchdoobadoo 470.715.609) and applying the same ink again
  • Using images from Studio Light SL362 stamped using Memento rosebud and tangelo inks
  • Dylusions sentiments (from "Whatever" - DYB65401 stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink
  • Stampers Anonymous man with umbrella (TU-MS105) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Black Signo Uniball used to doodle corners

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Everybody Art - challenge No. 445 - NUMBERS (hoping you can see the numbers on my Studio Light image clearly enough)
  2. Through The Craft Room Door - April 16th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Creations Challenges - challenge No. 388 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge No. 90 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Morgans ArtWorld - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES

And now for a QCAS (that's Quick, Clean And Simple) card ...... using a grungey circle stamp I recently acquired


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

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gs, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • Studio Light image (SL362) stamped using Memento inks in dandelion, tangelo and rosebud - I also used the dandelion to edge my image panel
  • TCP sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen used to embellish the lines within the circle design and add a little twinkle
  • Dimensional foam tape used to adhere my image panel to my card

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Paper Minutes - challenge No. 584 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 91 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Creative With Stamps - challenge No. 37 - 3rd Birthday so ...... BIRTHDAY 
  4. Crafts Galore Encore - challenge No. 62 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting From The Heart - challenge No. 241 - ANYTHING GOES






Wednesday, 17 April 2019

It's a wonderful Wednesday .....

Morning readers,

Apparently, I'm in my "pink" phase with today's makes but, honestly? I think it was because the weather yesterday was just so DULL and GREY.


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

And here are the "diamonds"
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of neon pink chevron card (Recollections) cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white, black and pink chevron - for my image and sentiment panels
  • MFT faux stitched rectangle die - to cut the sentiment panel
  • Stampers Anonymous image (CMS214 - "Runway") stamped using Ranger Archival vibrant fuchsia ink
  • TCP sentiment (S-5845-CL) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Sentiment panel attached using dimensional foam tape (virtually the same width as the panel!)
  • DoCrafts Papermania faux crystal "diamonds" - to bling up the card

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative With Stamps - challenge No. 27 - (3rd anniversary so, it's) BIRTHDAY
  2. Rainbow Card Challenge - challenge No. 4 - PERFECTLY PINK
  3. Global Design Project - Challenge No #185 - MONOCHROME CHALLENGE (any colour - I chose PINK)
  4. Make My Monday - challenge No. 94 - DIAMONDS (are a girls best friend!!, that's my excuse)
  


Monday, 15 April 2019

It's a new week ......

Morning readers,

Hope you had a brilliant weekend and are now braced for Easter!

I've been at the Table of Craftiness, inking up some new stash - which I'm TRYING to do BEFORE I put it away in the drawer and forget I have it! This project was a super Quick Clean And Simple Artist Trading Card ......


My Artist Trading Card
The stamp used, in its entirety, as I
had to be selective on the area used
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in white and a holographic blue
  • Studio Light image (SL342) stamped using Versafine Clair purple delight ink, I used the same ink pad to edge the image panel on all four sides before adhering to my holographic blue card layer
  • Chapel Road sentiment (Vertical Greetings) stamped using Versfine Clair twilight ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simon Says Stamp - April 10th challenge - Simon Says NO DESIGNER PAPER - does holographic card disqualify me? If so, my apologies
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 350 - USE SNIPPETS
  3. The Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crazy 4 Challenges - challenge No. 479 - ANYTHING BUT A CARD
  5. Jo's Scrap Shack - challenge No. 277 - ANYTHING GOES

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Saturday - look out - it's the weekend!

Hello readers,

I recently decided to swap an Artist Trading Coin with a pal and thought that, if I needed to protect it in transit, why not make a card to go with it ...... two birds, one stone!


My card
The front and back of my card and the front of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 15cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, cut to fit
  • Clarity stamp feather () stamped using Memento tangelo ink
  • TCP sentiment (from S-5845-CL) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Diamond stickles to bling up the vein of the feather
  • The image panel was attached to my card blank using dimensional foam tape - to add further "cushioning" in transit whilst still conforming to "standard" postal rates
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 343 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. CardzTV - challenge No. 87 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 425 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 50 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. The Happy Craft Challenge - April challenge - ANYTHING GOES

And the coin I mailed? Well, you can see below where I took my "orange" inspiration from! - if you want to see the full ATCoin then check out my original post here. I just hope my friend liked it.



And now for another make ... the challenge was "subtle colours" and I initially thought grey and versamark pigment inks with clear embossing powder on to black card. I tried it and it was just TOO sombre even for a sympathy card. Plan B) was two shades of grey instead, with just a dab of stickles - after all, these cards are meant to be supportive and cheering


My card
 

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

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of pearlised grey card, cut to  mat
  • Memory Box script (Script Block - E453) stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • Memory Box flower (Painted Daisy - C430) stamped using Memento Grey flannel ink
  • TCP sentiment (S-5845-CL) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Just the merest dab of diamond stickle "smooshed" about the flower centre, just to break up the grey

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 393 - SUBTLE COLOURS
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 1612 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Pattie's Creations - challenge No. 157 - FLOWERS .... I hope a single flower counts
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday challenge - SIMON SAYS SPRING FLOWERS