Monday, 30 April 2018

Welcome to another week, last day of April too!

Morning all,

Got some new stash recently and felt I should crack the seal and make a masculine card. Been a while since I've done a whole lot of stencilling but I've recently rediscovered the joys .....

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 grey card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white, black and grey
  • Hero Arts border stamped (twice) on the card front
  • Using a sponge applicator I stencilled the grey ink on to the snippet of white card before stamping the number image using the same ink
  • Focal image and sentiment stamped using the black ink
STAMPS: Hero Arts CL696 "notebook essentials", Stampers Anonymous THJ009 "saying stuff"
Stamp/stencil set THMM104
INKS: Versafine onyx black and Ranger Archival shadow grey
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 80 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Aud Sentiments - challenge No. 202 - MASCULINE + A SENTIMENT
  4. Seize The Birthday - April 26th challenge - ANYTHING GOES


And on to another stencilled card, this time, considerably more feminine .... I'm currently loving the tone on tone cards and this one is no exception


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 black/foiled pink DCWV card (from the rockstar stack) cut to mat
  • One piece of scrap card with an aperture cut to suit
  • With my mask taped in place I sponged the rosebud ink first through the sunray stencil and then again through the dotty stencil before removing the mask and stamping the Penny Black foliage - all using the same ink
  • Sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to embellish
STAMPS: Penny Black "Tweet Tweet", Clearly Wordsworth V009 "Everyday Greetings"
STENCILS: Tim Holtz set No. 5 INKS: Memento tuxedo black and rosebud
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Stamping Sensations - April challenge - ONE FOR THE GIRLS
  2. Jo's Scrap Shack - challenge No. 231 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Stamps and Stencils - April challenge - IN THE MEADOW, albeit a little "lateral"!!!
  4. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 527 - PRETTY IN PINK
  5. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 400 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
And finally, it's been such a long time since I used a sketch .....

My card
And a closer view of my image
  
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 blue DCWV textured metallic card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of white, blue textured card and blue polka dot textured card
  • Metal charm and iridescent snowflakes
  • Image and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to add colour
STAMPS: MFT BB-40 "Polar Bear Pals" and Paper Artsy "JOFY17"
Prismacolour scholar pencils, Memento tuxedo black ink
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Sweet Stampin' Christmas - April challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Fashionable Stamping - challenge No. 134 - ANIMALS
  3. CRAFT Challenge - challenge No. 465 - ADD A CHARM
  4. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 157 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
And the sketch? It was a facebook challenge in the Card Making Tips group, set by KarenL

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

A Sunday morning post? How unusual?

Morning all,

Yes, it has become a little unusual for me to post on a Sunday of late but ... I've had a pretty creative week and thought I'd slip an extra post in rather than have four or more cards in a post tomorrow!


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 yellow card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white and navy, for my image panel
  • Image stamped using black ink, including on to a piece of scrap paper which I then cut out and used as a mask before stamping the present and bow
  • Pencils used to colour, blending with gamsol and a paper stump
  • Sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter gel pen and stardust stickles used to bling up my make!
Stampendous CLD09 "Seated Elf", Memento tuxedo black ink
Derwent coloursoft pencils, Wink of Stella clear glitter gel pen
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 383 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 17 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 157 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. ABC Christmas Challenge - April challenge - "H" is for HATS or "I" is for ICE - I went with HATS
For my second post today I have a softer feminine make ......


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 navy card, cut to mat
  • Snippets of card in white and navy, for my image panel
  • Lavender polka dot organza ribbon
  • Butterfly image stamped using blue ink, also on to scrap paper which I then cut out and placed over my image
  • Using the lavender ink and a Tim Holtz stencil I sponged over my image panel.
  • With the mask still in place I stamped the script image using the same lavender ink, giving a subtle (IMHO) background
  • Sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Stardust stickles and Mod Podge dimensional gloss used to embellish focal image
THJ009 "Simple Sayings", Tim Holtz THMM103 stamp/stencil, Prima Marketing 545055 script
Memento tuxedo black and lulu lavender + Versafine majestic blue inks
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 293 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 66 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 145 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Seize The Birthday - April 26th challenge - ANYTHING (Birthday) GOES
  5. Pixies Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 325 - USE SNIPPETS

And I was lucky enough to be featured in the Top 3 Saturday Shoutout over at Shopping our Stash, with the card below, entered for challenge No 350 "Yo Dude" - thanks so much peeps

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Saturday chatter

Morning all,

It's my habit to hit the ToC (that's Table of Craftiness) of a Saturday morning and today is no exception - hence being slightly later than usual to post ......


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
  • One piece of white card, cut to fit - for insert
  • One piece of yellow card and one of navy - for card front and matting layer
  • Snippets of card in white, yellow and navy
  • Hippo, cupcakes and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to colour image
  • Stardust stickles used on the "frosting"
Prismacolour scholar pencils, Memento tuxedo black ink
My Favorite Things BB-47 Happy Hippos
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. StarStampz - April 26th challenge - HAND COLOURED
  2. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 365 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 289 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Stamp, Ink, Paper - challenge No. 147 - COLOUR IT
  5. Through The Craft Room Door - April 24th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  

And another card using the fab MFT hippos ....


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 yellow card, cut to mat
  • Hippo, bird, balloons and sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Pencils used to colour images
  • Mod Podge dimensional gloss applied to the balloons
My Favorite Things BB-47 "Happy Hippos"
Prismacolour scholar pencils and Memento tuxedo black ink
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 164 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Inspiration Destination - challenge No. 149 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Papercraft Challenge - challenge No. 10 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  4. Tuesday Throwdown - challenge No. 389 - ANYTHING GOES


Friday, 27 April 2018

Woo Hoo! The weekend starts here!

Morning all,

Hope you all have something nice to look forward to this weekend.

I've been at the ToC as I had some new stash itching to get inked!

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
  • One piece of white card, one of yellow and one of DCWV textured blue spotty card
  • Snippets of card in white and yellow, for my image panel
  • Narrow white satin ribbon, dyed using the yellow ink
  • MFT image and sentiment stamped using the black ink
  • Prismacolour pencils used to colour
  • Mod Podge dimensional
MFT BB-55 "Birthday Chicks", Inks: Memento tuxedo black and dandelion
Prismacolour Scholar pencils, white satin rubbon
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 289 - CAS (Clean And Simple)
  2. Back to Basics and Beyond - challenge No. 1 - MATTING AND LAYERING
  3. Crafty Gals Corner - challenge No. 164 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 377 - ANYTHING GOES

And, since I was recently asked to make some sympathy card, I have another of my batch to share with you today ...
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 grey card, cut to mat
  • Using a foam applicator and the grey ink I sponged ink through each of the stencils
  • Foliage image and sentiment stamped using the black ink
  • To offset the starkness of the image I traced over the foliage using the Wink of stella clear gel glitter brush pen
Stencils: Tim Holtz THS006 & 022 + TCW 486S
Stamps: Hero Arts CL342 and TPC Studio "Autumn Harvest"
Inks: Versarine onyx black and Ranger Archival watering can
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  2. The House That Stamps Built - challenge No. 2518 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 365 - ANYTHING GOES
And, for my last card of the post ..... a Christmas card - well it IS less than eight months away!!!


My card
And a closer view of my colouring and the dimensional gloss
  
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 DCWV (from their Rock star stack) cut to mat
  • Image stamped using Memento black ink and sentiment stamped using Versafine black ink
  • Pencils used to colour, blended using gamsol and a paper stump (or 3!)
  • Stardust stickles and dimensional gloss used to embellish
Prismacolour scholar pencils, Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black inks
Recollections "Merry Merry" and MFT BB-40 "Polar Bear Pals" stamps
Mod Podge dimensional gloss and stardust stickles
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. Fab 'n Funky - challenge No. 391 - CHRISTMAS
  2. Scraps of Life - April's Rudolph Day challenge - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. Crafting by Designs - April 25th challenge - GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS
  4. Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 17 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES + optional twist of BANNERS (which I didn't use)
  5. WaterCooler Wednesday - challenge No. 167 - ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS

I discovered I was picked as a DT fave over at Crafting with Friends, thanks so much peeps, this was the card they liked.