Monday, 30 March 2015

Morning and welcome to the start of another week

Morning,
 
Monday once more, got anything nice on this week? I'm almost glad the weekend is over, the weather was pretty DIRE for us and I suspect that it may also have been unpleasant where you were too. A few things to look forward to this week as we're seeing friends for dinner twice this week which will be nice.

More ATC's to share with you today, still on  the mission to obliterate those pesky snippets! Managed to combine my current love of all things "neon" as well as to obliterate quite a few snippets on these two, three layer ATC's! Check them out ... they're a virtually identical (but not quite) batch of two ......
 

Don't you love the Craft Stamper Free background stamp?



Materials used:
  • ATC blanks (2)
  • Snippets of White (2), Lime (2) and Pink (2) card
  • I stamped the Kaisercraft border image using Distress Ink picked raspberry (on the pink) and shabby shutters (on the lime)
  • On the white snippets I stamped the Craft Stamper free image (by Visible Image) using Hero Arts neon pink ink.
  • Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped using Hero Arts neon orange ink
  • Sunshine Designs "sparkler" in two sizes stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect the water based inks
 
I shall be entering these for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - "Snippets Challenge"
  2. In the pink - "Lots of layers" and you must feature pink more prominently than any other colour ....three layers and two of them heavily feature PINK!
  3. Inky Impressions - "Bold and Bright"
I also decided to have another go at the Simply Less Is More challenge .... I think I like this one better than the first, despite the first one being PURPLE!!! Ah well, even I need a break from unrelenting PURPLE!


My card
 
And my co-ordinating insert and envelope
 

And a close up so you can see the hessian stencil sponging!


More snippets WERE sacrificed in the making of this card!

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square panel of white card
  • Snippets of yellow and white card
  • Dutchdoobadoo hessian stencil and Distress Ink in mustard seed sponged through on to the white card border, using a cosmetic sponge.
  • Visible Image ink splat stamped numerous times using Memento dandelion ink
  • Visible Image flourish border (Craft Stamper free image) stamped multiple times using Distress Ink in Festive Berries
  • Close to my Heart numbers image stamped twice using Adirondack cranberry ink (2nd impression well off the edge!)
  • Cats Pyjamas sentiment stamped on to a snippet of white card before die cutting in to a circle
  • Yellow card snippet die cut in to a scalloped circle
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied, to protect the water based colours

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - "Any 3 previous challenges" .... I went with: week 118 colour wheel (red being opposite yellow), week 132 Numbers and week 176 off the edge as the numbers go off the edge and so does my flourish stamp and stencil
  2. Craft Mad and Loving It's quarterly challenge - "red and yellow" ... membership of the craftbubble forum required
  3. CAS on Sunday - Numbers
  4. Happy Little Stampers - "Sponging"

I'm on a bit of a roll with the snippet eradication again ... thank goodness. And, the free stamp? Well, that came with latest issue of this publication and I'm LOVING IT so am pretty sure that I shall get a lot of use from it!


    Picture of Craft Stamper May 2015
 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

DID YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS this morning?

Morning all
 
In the U.K. our clocks changed overnight ..... did you remember? FORTUNATELY, we have a number of clocks (including our bedside/alarm clocks) which change themselves - thank goodness! Now it OFFICIALLY feels like spring DESPITE the truly horrible (to say nothing of UN spring like) weather we had yesterday and have woken up to again this morning! It was also blowing up a "hoolie" overnight, ensuring we lost more than just our one hour!!!

Watched THE daftest movie last night, with a truly preposterous plot .... LOOPER, anyone seen it? What was your opinion then?
 
Anyhoo, yesterday my new issue of Craft Stamper landed on the, slightly soggy, mat and I had been looking forward to this since the last issue unveiled what the free stamp with this issue was going to be. It's from Visible Image and is a flourish/border image. It will come as no surprise to you that I cracked open the baggy and whipped out the stamp and got it inky!!! I needed to make some ATC's as my stocks are seriously depleted so ...... they all use the same stamps AND the same colours (making batch makes so much easier) but I'd like to think they all look a little bit different - which is your favourite?
 
 
Number One
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card coloured using Distress Ink in shaded lilac
  • Visible Image C.S. fee stamp .. stamped in Distress Inks: shaded lilac, shabby shutters and picked raspberry
  • Clearly Inspired coneflower image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied, to protect the water based colours

And on to the next:-

Number Two
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card coloured using Distress Ink in shaded lilac
  • Visible Image C.S. fee stamp .. stamped in Distress Inks: shaded lilac, shabby shutters and picked raspberry
  • Clearly Inspired coneflower image stamped twice using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Kaisercraft border image stamped using the picked raspberry ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied, to protect the water based colours

And finally, a third one:-

Number Three
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of hot pink card adhered to the ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card coloured using Distress Ink in shaded lilac and punched using a Martha Stewart edging punch ... first time it's been out of the drawer in MONTHS (and months!)!!!
  • Visible Image C.S. fee stamp .. stamped in Distress Inks: shaded lilac, shabby shutters and picked raspberry
  • Clearly Inspired coneflower image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied, to protect the water based colours

Since I used snippets on these cards, I shall be entering them for the following challenges:-
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - "Snippets challenge"
  2. Simply Create Too - "Anything Goes"
  3. Simply Papercrafts for all occasions - "Anything Goes"
And the free stamp? It came with the latest issue, check out the bottom left corner - fab isn't it? I think I'll use this a lot!

Picture of Craft Stamper May 2015
 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

It's Saturday and also CHALLENGE DAY!

Hi there readers,

Ooow, still stuffed ... as most regular readers will know, my hubby likes to cook and I like to let him!!! Sometimes he gets an idea in his head about a dish and I am more than happy to play guinea pig ...... this time it was a plum tart and it was YUMMMMMMMY - would you like to see it?

Told you!
Yesterday was a nice sociable one .... a pal dropped in for a cuppa around lunchtime and I was also meeting a pal at our local mall, for coffee, yesterday afternoon ... bad timing - the mall was mobbed.

How's your Saturday starting? Mine has developed a routine .... one of my fave challenges launches at 08:00 and that's also the start time of one of my fave radio shows ... Sounds of the Sixties (stuck in a time warp or whatttt!?!?!) so .... seems logical to A) check the challenge theme (memo to self: READ the brief properly this week .... I DIDN'T last week and ended up having to make two cards in order to make ONE entry - DOH!) and then B) turn my radio on before C) making my LIM challenge card!! Yee Haa.
That's what happened this morning anyway .... would you like to see what I made whilst grooving (yes, I said GROOVING) to sixties toons?


My card
A close up of "The Birds!"

My co-ordinating insert and envelope
Materials used:
  • Pearlised lilac, 300gsm, DL deckle edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • White card for insert
  • Snippets of violet, lilac and purple card for my focal panel
  • Tim Holtz bird crazy images stamped twice (once on to the violet card and once on to snippet of white card) using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Masking fluid used to protect eyes, beaks and a few other bits
  • Speed coloured using Distress Inks in shabby shutters, shaded lilac, dusty concorde before rubbing off the masking fluid and cutting out ... not fussy cut as any bits I chopped off would be on the violet card anyway! SCHIMPLES!
  • Signo Uniball white gel pen used to highlight sections and gold, pumpkin and ice grey 1 pro markers used for the beaks
  • Visible Image barbed wire and Clearly Inspired foliage stamped using Adirondack violet ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect the water based colour
  • Kaisercraft sentiment stamped on base card using Ranger Archival jet black ink
I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:
  1. Sister Act - "Anything Goes"
  2. 4 Crafty Chicks - "Humour" - tell me you don't smile when you see these guys!
  3. Addicted to CAS - "CUTE" - hmm, are these cute ENOUGH I wonder?
  4. Simply Less Is More - week 217 "Take three challenges" - I went with: week 49 "Predominantly Purple" (like you didn't guess that ladies!!), week 78 "Sketch 6" and week 115 "Inspired by a film" - in my case - THE BIRDS!!!!
Sketch from week 78
Have a GROOVY day then! Oh and, DON'T FORGET .... if you are in the U.K. you need to change your clocks tonight .... don't say I didn't remind you!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Welcome to weekend - mine starts HERE!

Morning all,

It's the start of the weekend - yee haa. I've had a funny old week with a family funeral on Wednesday. This afternoon I'm meeting a pal for coffee which will be nice - we've not caught up in a while so there will be lots to chat about too .... there may EVEN be scones!
However, back to the crafting .... I started on a brusho/spray starch background on Tuesday and whilst it was drying something else popped in to my head which I simply had to act on ....  I have now returned to the original project and actually finished it.
It was another attempt to use up some of the growing pile of snippets, so a duplicate set of materials will be winging it's way (at some point) to my trading card swap buddy - looking forward to seeing what she will make of them ........ and here they are:-
So, what am I sending?
  • Pink card snippet
  • White card snippet with the Tim Holtz bird crazy image (Boris, to his friends) stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Glossy white card snippet that's been coloured using brusho's in lemon and scarlet and those crystals activated with spray laundry starch and allowed to dry in a "greenhouse" of cligfilm!
All of the above snippets are larger than ATC size, to give my swap buddy flexibility
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And here's how my original materials ended up .. I can't help but wonder how my swap buddy will treat these identical materials - it's interesting to note that, despite swapping ATC's for quite a number of years now, our return makes seldom look even close to identical. I think they've been pretty similar on just a hand full of occasions and I should point out that we exchange our swaps about every four or five weeks so that's a LOT of swapsies!
"Look in to my eyes"!!!! and think those happy thoughts!
  
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Pink card snippet cut to ATC size
  • Brusho/starch snippet cut to slightly smaller than ATC size in order that the pink border should show
  • Tim Holtz Bird crazy image stamped twice (once on to a snippet of white card and once directly on to the brusho/starch panel) using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Masking fluid painted over eyes and beak
  • Using the speed colouring method to colour my bird and Distress Inks in mustard seed, shabby shutters and peeled paint before fussy cutting out .... didn't bother with his legs as these were stamped on the brusho/starch layer.
  • Signo Uniball white gel pen  used to highlight the eyes and wing features
  • Paper Artsy gloss glaze brushed over "Boris" to protect the distress inks, though maybe next time, I'll use either a baby wipe or a better quality brush as you can probably even see the brush strokes in this small pic!
  • Clearly Inspired foliage stamped around the edge of the brusho panel using Ranger Archival sepia ink
  • Paper Artsy sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Once my ATC was assembled I used a Kaisercraft border and Memento rosebud ink to stamp around the edge
I'm liking it though I DID (at one point) wonder whether I should be putting those colours together ... I reckon the brightness of the background kind of compensates for the colouring of the bird .... or should I say "Boris"? Talking of these birds ... I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I've had my set for around a month as they are, apparently, out of stock pretty much EVERYWHERE!!!! If you are looking for them and find somewhere that has them in stock can you let me know please? I've a pal looking for a set! THANKS

I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
  1. Creative Inspirations - "Feathered Friends or Animals"
  2. Inky Impressions - "Bold and Bright"

The 25th of every month (except December) is designated as RUDOLPH DAY to encourage us crafters to make Christmas cards all year round and to avoid a last minute panic, come November!! So far, in 2015, I have made just SEVEN cards and this includes the two below!! YIKES! Methinks I may well be playing catch up sometime this year. This month the delightful Debs set the challenge over on Craftbubble 2½ (membership required) grou Craft Mad & Loving It ... her challenge? To Either use "cool colours" or to "Make a Masterboard" OR to do both .... well, after thinking about it - I decided I'm no quitter so I went with both too!


My masterboard

Materials used:
  • White card
  • Distress Inks: tumbled glass, broken china and salty ocean simply pressed on to the white card
  • Kaisercraft "old script" stamped multiple times using the broken china ink
  • Recollections "splatter" image stamped using Memento Mediterranean blue

With my masterboard almost finished  ..... I added a Hero Arts star image using the memento ink AFTER I photographed it!!! ...... it was time to chop it up and use it ..

Card number One

and it's co-ordinating insert and envelope

Card number TWO

And it's co-ordinating insert and envelope

And two tags as well re-SULT!!!!

Further materials used:
  • 2 x 12½cm square white, 300gsm, card blanks and matching sized envelopes
  • A4 of blue card for matting
  • Chocolate Baroque snowflake, Inkadinkado sentiments, stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering these for the following challenges:
  1. Craft Mad & Loving It - "Rudolph Day" - use cool colours and/or make a masterboard
  2. Scraps of Life - "Rudolph Day"
  3. Sweet Stamping - "Blue Christmas"
  4. ABC of Christmas - "F is for Frosty"
  5. Fab 'n Funky challenges - "Christmas"

And now for the Friday Funny brought to you by ATC buddy PatG this week - ENJOY! It's called "Why you shouldn't lie!"
Why You Shouldn't Lie
A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Several hands went up.

The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my LONG sermon on the sin of lying!."



and there you have it ..... the reason we shouldn't tell lies!!! 
And, as if the fact it's the weekend wasn't enough ..... yesterday I received my prize from the peeps over at Pan Pastels ...... thanks so much guys. Look, it's VIOLET, I wonder if that was merely a coincidence?!?!?



Hope you will enjoy a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Morning and welcome to What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Morning all,
 
How's the week coming along for you all? I'm doing great with my week - finally got a card made that had been bugging me for weeks. It's not like I didn't WANT to make the card, it's for one of my dearest friends and it's a special birthday - I so didn't want to muck it up. Sadly, I can't share it with you yet as her birthday is a short distance in to the future!!! So, why the hurry? Because I'm seeing her next week and then not again till after her birthday so it had to be done in time. I made the tag to match so now all I need to do is wrap her gift to co-ordinate and ... BINGO, I'm done! but here's a peek, in case you can't wait!
 
 
 
Was having little fun yesterday, thought I'd make some ATC's as my recent make reminded me how much fun the challenge with the scale issue can be .... so off I went, with spray starch and brushos ....

Slightly glossy card this time, lemon/scarlet brushos, spray starch and clingfilm


Now I'm just waiting for things to dry and, yes, it's one of THOSE birds again!


And here I was, waiting for things to dry and suddenly ... something got in the way and I went off at a tangent. Strangely enough, the above project remains exactly as you see it, the tangent project? Finished! Want to see what I did?


My finished ATC

And a closer view of the detail

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of black card cut to ATC size and adhered to my ATC blank ... the blanks (as I think I've said before) are a bit flimsy so I tend to layer them.
  • Snippet of white card to which I applied (roughly) Distress Paint in copper before allowing to dry
  • Once dry I ran it through my Big Shot inside my cog embossing folder
  • I then applied Claudine Hellmuth's black acrylic paint and allowed it to start to dry before knocking back with a slightly moist baby wipe - to add a patina to the otherwise bright copper.
  • Next came some amethyst treasure gold but I'm not sure it added much to the party - but how I love the smell!
  • With my finger I simply smeared a little (a VERY little) of the copper distress paint, randomly and tried to restrict the paint to the raised sections
  • Stampers Anonymous image (from the Time Traveller set) stamped on to a snippet of white card using Ranger Archival ink
  • Distress Inks: antique linen, weathered wood, black soot, shabby shutters and peeled paint used, (water colour style) to colour the image. At this point my image looked a little garish against the aged patina of the base ATC ..... so I applied walnut stain to the image and immediately wiped again with a slightly moist baby wipe, to take most of the stain back off, this definitely took the colour down a couple of notches.
  • Having trimmed the image to fit my ATC, whilst still leaving enough of the background detail showing I then took a Pitt pen in copper and a metal edged ruler and drew a border around the outer edge, leaving some of the black border showing too - making it look like another layer but without adding the weight

Hope you like it ....... I know I do. Some of you (readers) will recall at the beginning of the year I was tring to make a concerted effort to use up a whole bunch of snippets ....... I pretty much always end up with an A4 length strip of white card every time I make a card which uses 2 x 13½cm square card panels - gr8 for ATC's! SO, I'm THINKING that I will duplicate my materials and send them (at some point) to my Isle of Skye buddy, be really interested to see what she makes of the materials. This will, of course, use DOUBLE the snippets - reSULT!


And my duplicate materials - ready for a future swap ....

I'll be entering the finished ATC for the following challenges:
  1. Loves Rubber Stamps - "Create your own background"
  2. Through the Craft Room Door - "Anything Goes"
  3. Not just cards - "Anything Goes
  4. Pixies Crafty Workshop - "Snippets challenge"
  5. Crafty Gals Corner - "anything Goes"

And now for the weekly What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday shot - you ready for this? You can still see the box of snippets (behind the stencil) - I never seem to make much of a dent! and I GOTTA have a clear up!
 

See my brusho's are still out?!?!? Maybe I'm not done yet!
 
Happy WOYWDW peeps! Hope you enjoyed your peek at my advance project and the two shown in more detail - a diverse bunch for you today!
 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Another lazy Sunday

Morning all
I set up an ATC swap recently where the theme was kept fairly broad ... "What makes you happy" .... What makes me happy? Getting inky and using the fabulous bird crazy set that recently landed on my mat. Come on ... you've seen them, don't they make YOU smile? There were four people signed up (including me) so I set out to make three ATC's - one for each person signed up.
Here's how they developed:-

First, I applied some brusho crystals to a snippet of card (the leftover strip from cutting two 13½cm squares from a piece of A4 card) - I really didn't need to use much although I ended up with more at one end than the other ... check out the photo below! Once I'd sprinkled the crystals I sprayed some aerosol laundry starch, which activated the crystals. Then, armed with a piece of pre scrunched cling film I "smooshed" the colour about until I was happy before leaving it for about 30 minutes. I then removed the clingfilm and set aside to dry .... LOVING the pattern it leaves in the colour!
Stamped and brusho'd snippets
Once dry, I took my ATC blanks and, after selecting which parts of the strip I wanted to use, glued my ATC blanks to my background panels. Once dry, I cut them in to ATC's


My ATC's attached to the brusho'd snippets
On separate snippets I stamped my images and applied masking fluid to the eyes and beaks, to keep them white. I then "speed coloured" them, removed the masking fluid and cut them out. Whilst they dried I set about further decorating my ATC backgrounds ......

My ATC's
Then I set about decorating them in a way that made me smile!

And a better view of one of the set
Materials used:
  • Snippets of white card to which I sprinkled brusho water colour crystals in lemon and turquoise before spraying with starch and crunching cling film on - leaving aside to dry
  • Once dry I attached the ATC's to the snippets using Cosmic Shimmer glue
  • I stamped the Art Journey droplets image using Memento Mediterranean blue (except to the darker ATC where I used Color Box white) inks
  • I stamped the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy image three times on to snippets of white card using Ranger Archival jet black ink and also on to each of the ATC's
  • I applied masking fluid to the beak and eyes before I "speed coloured" the birds using Distress Ink in shaded lilac and mustard set before cutting out and attaching over the stamped images on the ATC
  • Using the barbed wire image from Visible Image and Ranger Archival jet black ink I stamped somewhere for the bird to stand on to each of the ATC's
  • Using a white Signo uniball gel roller I highlighted the droplets and doodled a very rough frame outline to the ATC
I'll be entering the project in the following challenges:
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - "Snippet challenge"
  2. Creative Fingers - "Anything Goes"
  3. That's Crafty - "Wings and things"
  4. The Craft Barn - weekly challenge "make your own background"
This past week has been the doggiest I've spent in years! What with staying with our friends with one dog, accompanying Mary walking her neighbours dog too and then visiting her sister and her four .... as if that wasn't enough we were on Riddick sitting duty on Friday too ..... we took him for a reasonable walk but he's still a puppy and was still chock full of beans when we got him home ...
Play with me!
Happy Sunday

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Welcome to the weekend and todays' challenge make

Hi everybody,
 
YAY! I finally finished the journal, it's totally done. Started in June of 2012 and finished nearly three years later in March of 2015.
 
FINISHED!!!


 
 
Materials used:
  • A6 moleskin journal page
  • Gesso applied liberally
  • Distress Paints in mustard seed, ripe persimmon and seedless preserves and blended with a dried up baby wipe - so much easier to clean up by simply tossing in the trash! None of this tedious brush cleaning!
  • IndigoBlu "honeycomb" and Bo Bunny small "bubble wrap" images stamped using Ranger Archival sepia ink
  • Carabelle image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Brushos in orange and dark brown mixed with a little gloss gel medium before applying through a Paper Artsy stencil using a spatula
  • Kaisercraft "numbers" inked with Ranger Archival watering can ink and stamped both partially and randomly .... both the stamp and ink are newly acquired stash - impressed that I managed to use them so quickly too!
  • Faber Castel "F" black pitt pen and a Sign uniball white gel pen used to highlight various areas
  • Computer generated sentiment which I then coloured using leftover ink on my blending tool, cut out and highlighted - using the pens listed above
  • Stationers date shop (think I got it from a pound shop!) and Ranger Archival jet black ink
 
So, that's it then ... it's finished ...... no more excuses not to move on and start the larger journals I have had waiting in the wings since (if I'm honest) BEFORE the A6 journal. I just found the smaller format less daunting to start with. Wonder how I'll get on now the training wheels are off! Mind you, having been SOOOOOOOOOO obsessed with finishing this journal, I've not made a card since last Saturday - and that's ALMOST unheard of!

IF you've been following my recent journal-fest you will no doubt have noticed my new stamp set .... the Tim Holtz "Bird crazy" .... if you love this set too but perhaps wonder what you would do with them .... wonder no more, simply check out some of the awesome makes featured here

Did you all see the eclipse yesterday? Was it me or was it all a bit dull when you can only see it pinhole camera style? Still, it DID go pretty dark and was pretty near to a total eclipse




During our recent foray to Blackpool to visit friends you might have known that I would visit a craft shop it at all possible!!! Within the Burnside Garden Centre is a Craft Cabin and here's what I snagged for less than £9!

The Kaiser image has been on my list for a while but I snagged it for just £1.99!!!
re-SULT!
 
 
And now, since it's Saturday and you probably swung by to see my challenge entry make .....
 
My card

Showing the gold shimmer

Hopefully showing the line and foliage detailing in the shaded lilac!
 
 Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Snippet of white card and black card for matting
  • Distress Inks: shaded lilac and dusty concorde applied to white card panel using a Tim Holtz mini blender
  • Magenta foliage and Paper Artsy lines stamped using the shaded lilac ink
  • Kaisercraft number image inked with Adirondack violet before partially stamping
  • Penny Black Iris image stamped twice using the dusty concorde ink
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Color Box white ink
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Tsukineko gold shimmer spray spritzed over the image panel (to reflect the use of metal on the DT butterfly)
 
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Craftycatzweekly - "No designer papers"
  2. Fairytale challenge - "Flower power"
  3. Polkadoodles - "Birthdays"
  4. Kraftin Kimmie - "Birthdays with a catch of no blue or pink"
  5. Time Out Challenges - "CAS" which has an OPTIONAL twist of black and white ... well I DID use black and white so I hope that will also count
  6. Simply Less Is More - "CASe a previous DT card" Chrissie's make from challenge #49 predominantly purple (had to remove this challenge entry as I misread the brief .... see further down the post)


This was Chrissie's original card I CASe'd
EDITED: Thanks to Sue's comment I realised that I had misread the brief over at Simply Less Is More .... there was nothing for it but to have another go then!!! And here it is:


My card

And my co-ordinating inside and envelope

Materials used:
  • C6 white, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
  • 14cm x 9cm white card panels for front and insert
  • Black card for matting
  • Cats Pyjamas image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Brushos in yellow, orange and scarlet to colour along with a pro marker in pear green
  • A Muse sentiments stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Faber Castell pitt pen "S" thickness to draw the border
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to seal and protect my water based colours

I WILL be entering this for the CASe this DT card over at Simply Less Is More, I have CASe'd Anne's fab card but left off the twine.

ANNE's ORIGINAL
 I'll also be entering my card over at One Crazy Stamper's challenge blog where the challenge is "Anything Goes"