Saturday, 28 September 2019

Welcome to the weekend . . . .

Morning readers,

The weekend starts here .... with some crafting!

My Artist Trading Card
And a closer view
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in black, purple (previously gluestick foiled using a Memory Box stencil and gold foil) and white
  • Magazine freebie feat stencil to die cut the black feathr
  • WRMK nesting banner dies to cut the sentiment banner
  • Aall & Create set #135 sentiment stamped on to banner using Versafine Clair nocturne ink

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Welcome to Wednesday AND Rudolph Day!

Morning readers,

It's Rudolph Day today so I couldn't NOT make a  Christmas card could I? It's a little different for me in that it's understated and (IMHO) elegant, I hope you like it


My Rudolph Day Christmas 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 gold card, cut to mat
  • Penny Black image (star dance 3737J) stamped using Versafine Clair morning mist ink
  • Inkadinkado sentiments (which both came from a rather elderly set I no longer have the packaging/set details for - sorry) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Diamond stickles to bling up the "ribbons" and stars





Monday, 23 September 2019

Monday and here comes another week ....

Morning readers,

Hope you've all enjoyed a terrific weekend and have reached this morning ready to face the oncoming week!

I was at the Table of Craftiness recently and, loving the effect of coloured pencils on Kraft card, here's what I made .....


My card
And a closer view of my image 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
  • Kraft card cut to 5½" x 3¾"
  • Aall & Create image (from set #140) and Stampers Anonymous sentiment (from CMS155 "Simple Sayings") stamped using Versafine nocturne ink
  • Versafing Clair pine cone ink used to edge my Kraft panel
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour my image
  • Diamond stickles to add highlights
  • Dimensional foam tape used to attach the image panel to my card




I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 364 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 37 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 55 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 177 - FOR A LADY or A GIRL
  5. Stamping Sensations - Sept 18th challenge - ANYTHING WITH FLOWERS
I also discovered that my little Doctor Who ATCoin was picked as an August winner over at Happy Little Stampers, my thanks to Kylie and her lovely Design Team for selecting my card as one of their winners


 


Saturday, 21 September 2019

Saturday again - have a great weekend!

Morning readers,

Here we are at another weekend and I hope you all have something nice to look forward to.

I'd like to welcome my latest follower, Doris, thanks so much for stopping by - I  hope to see you again sometime soon.

I've been at the Table of Craftiness again and I've turned my attention back to Christmas cards - still got a few to make before I can start writing them!!! Don't worry I have no intention of starting to write them anytime soon!


My card
And a closer view of the image section
 
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 green card, cut to mat
  • Papermania "Joyeaux Noel" image and sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival library green and Versafine Clair nocturne inks
  • Diamond stickles to "bling up" the trees



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Happy Little Stampers - September Christmas challenge - ANYTHING GOES + (optional, and unused) ELF
  2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 456 - ANYTHING GOES + (optional)
  3. Chrimbo Crackers - challenge No. 193 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - September challenge - ANYTHING GOES + (optional) CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
  5. Sparkles Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 104 - WINTER WISHES

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Wednesday - don't worry, it'll soon be the weekend!

Morning readers,

Saying "HI" to my latest follower Sandra - I'm sorry, I couldn't find a link to a personal blog to add here, but I hope you will stop by again soon

If you've read my last couple of posts you will see that I have been deploying the Visible Image INKognito flower image, including the smaller scale Craft Stamper freebie. Saturday used the full size version and Monday the freebie which was smaller - today's make sees both images deployed. You could say this is the third in a series of three. I also very much liked the pink and grey colour scheme but have veered away from my usual CAS (Clean And Simple) style with this one - I think it works and I hope you agree. This series of three cards gave me a chance to ink up some fab stamps that don't see ink anywhere near often enough!


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 300gsm white card cut to fit
  • One piece of 300gsm hot pink card, cut to mat
  • Visible Image stem (from INKognito flower) stamped using Memento grey flannel ink
  • Visible Image flower (from INKognito flower) stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • Visible Image smaller flower (Craft Stamper free image) stamped using Memento London fog ink
  • TCP sentiment (from S-5845-CL) stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Diamond stickles used to highlight focal flower and stem




I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Inkspirational - September challenge - CROP - 2nd entry
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 114 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Dragonfly Dreams - September challenge - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  4. Stamping Sensations - September challenge - ANYTHING GOES WITH FLOWERS
  5. Global Design Project - challenge No. 207 - BLOOM AND GROW


 

I'm delighted to find I was picked, by Nancy, as "an honorable mention" over at CASology, thanks so much


 

Monday, 16 September 2019

Monday and another week begins - let's make it a good one!

Morning readers,

With lots of blogs closing their "virtual" doors, how lovely is it to see one OPENING? AND it's a CAS challenge - one of my fave card genres - nothing for it but to have a go! I had my Visible Image collection out yesterday .... I LOVE the INKognito flower and today's make deploys the smaller scale version which came free with Craft Stamper some while ago - IMHO perfect scale for this make...


My card
And a closer view of the image panel
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C5, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut fit
  • One piece of crushed strawberry (DCWV) textured card, cut to mat
  • Visible Image mini INKognito flower (magazine freebie) stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • Ranger Letter-It (magazine freebie) sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair morning mist ink
  • Diamond stickles (on the card front only) to bling up the flower


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Perfectly CAS - challenge No. 1 - FLOWERS
  2. Happy Little Stampers - September CAS challenge - PINK AND grey
  3. AAA Cards - challenge No. 149 - UP TO ONE THIRD + (optional) USE AN INLAID DIE
  4. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 177 - FOR A LADY/GIRL
  5. Inkspirational - challenge No. 195 - CROP
   
 

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Saturday and it's the weekend .......

Morning readers,

I've an ATC to share with you this morning, it was made whilst I was in Sussex last week, crafting with a friend. You know what it's like, you're crafting away and it comes as a total surprise that (three days later) you can't remember all the details for the make - my apologies peeps but I was plainly having too much fun getting inky and chatting!

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of 300gsm white card, cut to ATC size
  • Background blocks graffiti texture image (by Uniko) stamped using Stampin' Up Sahara sand ink
  • Newspaper text image (by Florileges FG317034) stamped using Stampin' Up wisteria ink
  • Stampin' Up's "timeless textures" flourish stamped using Versafine nocturne ink
  • Unknown manufacturers peg "splatter" image stamped using Stampin' Up gorgeous grape ink
  • Stamplorations sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Creations - challenge No. 398 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Crafting By Designs - September challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Southern Girls - Sept 6th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 447 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting With Attitude - challenge No. 55 - ANYTHING GOES

And now, there's a new LIM challenge today so, without further ado, allow me to share my interpretation with you .... in honour of the Visible Image sponsorship .. I rummaged amongst my collection of V.I. images too


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 300gsm white card cut to fit
  • One piece of 300gsm navy card, cut to mat
  • Visible Image (INKognito flower) stamped using Versafine Clair morning mist ink
  • SeeD's sentiment (from 50136 "Say it again") stamped using Versafine Clair twilight ink


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 404 - TYPOGRAPHY
  2. Water Cooler Wednesday - challenge No. 238 - ALL ABOUT OCCASIONS
  3. Alphabet Challenge - Sept 13th challenge - "M" is for MASCULINE
  4. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 363 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. CardzTV - challenge No. 98 - ANYTHING GOES

 

Trundled out for another walk earlier this week, such a lovely day it was too nice to stay in! Local park ... it's got a coffee shop too, perhaps another time though.



And then, on Friday, it was a very nice lunch (with friends) in the pretty location of Usk ...