Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Welcome to hump day Wednesday - downhill to the weekend!

Morning peeps,

Hope your week is coming along nicely, as ours is.


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 deep purple card, cut to mat
  • Narrow purple polka dot organza ribbon
  • Snippets of card in both the white and purple, for my image panel
  • Stampendous image stamped using black ink
  • Coloursoft pencils used to add just a dash of colour to the bloom
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight
Stampendous N152 Agapanthus, Ranger Archival jet black ink
Stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Through The Craft Room Door - April 17th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 65 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Creates and Makes - challenge No. 20 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Unicorn Challenges - challenge No. 31 - USE SOME RIBBON
  5. Get Creative - challenge No. 68 - NO PATTERNED PAPER

Monday, 16 April 2018

Welcome to another week ...

Morning all,

Hope you all enjoyed a good weekend, we had a tremendous thunderstorm last evening - hung around for hours too! Still, a good excuse to head to my ToC and make the card below!

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
  • Three pieces of white card cut to fit and mat + snippets of white for my image panel
  • Recollections Christmas image stamped on to my white card using black ink
  • MSE sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Studiog bunting stamped using the red ink and snowflake using the blue ink
  • Tim Holtz checker border stamped using the red ink
  • Derwent coloursoft pencils used to colour image and bunting
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
Tim Holtz CSS30201 "Grunge Cirque", MSE M118 "Holiday sentiments", Studiog VS4911
Inks: Memento tuxedo black and lady bug + Ranger Archival cobalt blue
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 381 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES - with OPTIONAL twist of SNOWMAN
  2. A Bit More Time To Craft - challenge No. 66 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Sweet Stampin' Christmas - April challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. Happy Little Stampers - April Christmas challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. The Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 15 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

 

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Super Saturday

Morning all,

There's a challenge (recently started by Darnell) that asks us to use the same image to make two cards for two different occasions - this months challenge is PETS and here is my take on the TWOFERS challenge No. 4 ....

My TWOFER cards
And, should you want to see the details for the above two cards then see below ...

CARD 1
CARD 1
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Three pieces of white card cut to fit and mat
  • Inkadinkado image stamped using black ink
  • Stampendous sentiment (on the front panel) stamped using lilac posies and to the inside using onyx black inks
  • Coloursoft pencils used to colour
  • On the white matting layer I inked around the outer edge before overstamping using the Studiog and the same ink
Inkadinkado, Stampendous and Studiog
Versafine onyx black and Memento lilac posies ink
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 369 - BRING SOMETHING BACK .... in my case it's the stamp set, which hasn't seen the light of day in a while and which I've had since 2010!
  2. Daring Cardmakers - April 13th challenge - ANIMAL ANTICS
  3. Mod Squad - April 4th challenge - SIMPLY Clean
  4. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 201 - BIRTHDAY AND SENTIMENT (though, technically the Birthday sentiment is on the inside)

CARD 2
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 envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of purple card cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white and purple
  • Inkadinkado image stamped using the purple ink
  • Copic markers used to colour
  • MFT splatter image stamped using purple ink
  • Clearly Wordsworth sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Narrow organza ribbon
  • Tsukineko white gelly roll gel pen used to doodle a border
  • Stardust stickles used to add some bling and Wink of Stella clear glitter gel brush pen to twinkle up the dog image
Stamps: Inkadinkado, MFT and Clearly Wordsworth
Inks: Memento tuxedo black and grape jelly
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 291 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy Challenge - challenge No. 15 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. Simply Papercraft for all occasions - challenge No. 56 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. CraftaholicsRUs - challenge No. 15 - USE SOMETHING PURPLE (ribbon, ink, copic markers, matting layer)
  5. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 287 - MAKE YOUR MARK

Friday, 13 April 2018

The weekend starts - TODAY!

Morning all,

I'm still LOVING my new Aldi blending brushes and memento inks and have another make to share with you today. I've had this mini dogs/cats set for a while and (if I remember correctly) I haven't actually gotten round to inking this little chap before but ... isn't he adorable? Whilst initially I had thought of him for ATC's only (based on the fact he's so little) but, used like this, I think he rocks the space, don't you?


My card
And a closer view of my stencilled and coloured panel
  
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 purple card, cut to mat
  • My C6 mask (aperture die cut myself) taped over one piece of the white card before stamping my Stampers Anonymous image using Memento black ink.
  • I stamped the same image on to a full coverage post it before cutting out and placing over my stamped image. 
  • I then applied the purple ink, using my Aldi blending brushes. Next, I placed my TCW stencil , taping down and applying the same ink in the same manner and then the That's Crafty brick stencil
  • With my image panel complete I removed my rectangle and post it masks and coloured my image using Faber Castell polychromos pencils, blending with Sansodor and paper stumps
  • Impression Obsession sentiment stamped using Versafine black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to trace the larger font of the sentiment
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous CMS272 "mini cats and dogs", Impressions Obsession MC657
Stencils: TCW357S and That's Crafty TC064
Inks: Ranger Archival majestic violet, Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. Fashionable Stamping - challenge No. 134 - ANIMALS
  2. Scrapbookstampsociety - challenge No. 138 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. StampsandFun - challenge No. 321 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Crazy For CAS - challenge No. 5 - USE A STENCIL

And now for a masculine card .... I was recently watching a TV show which mentioned a Chevelle car, I said to my husband "I have one of those" ... he looked at me kind of quizzically - so, nothing for it but to rummage in my stamp drawers and pull out said image "OH" was all he said after that but ... it suddenly made me want to make something using this image. Now, I'm also presently enjoying A2 card sizes and it was a smidge too large in reality but ... I'm no quitter!


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
  • Paper Artsy background image stamped using the grey ink
  • Deep Red image stamped using the Versafine ink
  • Paper Artsy sentiment stamped using the Memento black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image and white gel pen to add highlights
  • I used the blue archival ink to edge my image panel
  • Dimensional foam tape to attach the image panel to my base card
  • Dimensional gloss for the "windows" and lights
Polychromos pencils: Silver silver, Light ultramarine, Ultramarine
Helioblue and Indanthrene blue
Stamps: Paper Artsy - JOFY14 and ESA05, Deep Red 4X504263 Chevelle
Inks: Memento Paris dusk, Tuxedo black, Ranger Archival cobalt blue, Versarine onyx black
Signo uniball white gel pen and Anita's dimensional gloss
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-

  1. Pammie's Ink Pinkies - challenge No. 1814 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. The Paper Girls - challenge No. 149 - MASCULINE BIRTHDAY
  3. Get Creative - challenge No. 68 - NO PATTERNED PAPER
  4. Moo Mania - April 4th challenge - MASCULINE


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Well, it's Wednesday again, that means it's downhill all the way to the weekend!

Morning all,

Ever get the feeling that you should use some of your older stash sometimes? I got up on this particular morning with the Inkadinkado stamp set in my head and set off for the ToC - here's what transpired ... In the materials list beneath my photo I've indicated (in brackets) the year the stash was acquired .. none of it's NBUS Darnell (honestly!) but some doesn't see ink too often!

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 neon pink card cut to mat
  • Memory Box stencil through which I stippled Distress Ink picked raspberry using an Aldi blending brush
  • Inkadinkado flower stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Tiny faux crystal gemstones applied, to give it some bling!
Happy Little Stampers "Doodled Flowers"(2017), Inkadinkado 60-30105 "Floral Damask" (2011)
and Memory Box stencil 88568  "Zippy Dots" (2015)