Monday, 26 June 2017

Summer Flowers



It time for a new challenge at Make my Monday.

The theme this time is Summer Colours.


I couldn't make up my mind on colours so I made 2 versions of my card. one with bright strong colours and the other softer colours.

The backgrounds on both have been done with distress inks.


The stamp is from Indigo Blu, I think this is a lovely stamp. I have stamped 3 layers in grey, then black and finally white embossed.


I have added a simple sentiment stamp and then some candi decoration.

Please pop over to the challenge to see my team mates inspirations and join in our challenge I would love to see your creations.

I would like to enter in these challenges

Stamping Sensations - Favorite stamp
Mix it up - ATG/stamping
Noor Designs - Summer
Gem of a Challenge - Summer Colours
Allsorts - Flower Power
Moving along with the Times - English Country Garden
Mod Squad - Colourful
TTCRD - ATG

Monday, 12 June 2017

Life's a Beach



I am rather chuffed to say this is my first card as a guest design team member for
Make my Monday. I'm looking forward to joining in with the team for the next 3 months.

The theme for this months challenge is At the Beach.


I've made a beach scene which is all die cut, then paper pieced to give a little character to the picture.


The background to the hammock  scene has been coloured using distress inks. There is a patterned paper behind this all but It doesn't seem to show up well on the photo.

Please pop over to the challenge and join in with our challenge and see some lovely inspiration from the rest of the team.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Aud Sentiments - Summer + a sentiment
Die Cut Divas - Summer Fun
Dragonfly Journeys - Paper Piecing
Simply Create too - Summer Fun
Allsorts - use at least 2 dies
Noor Designs - Summer

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

It's Fishy


Another concertina card but more of a men's theme this time. I quite like this shape, fun to decorate too.


The background card has been done in green shades patterned card. I did think should it be blues but on a recent holiday we went snorkelling for the first time and I have to say the corals and rocks were more greens and yellows than blue. So that's the reason for my choice.


I have used the Creative Expressions Heart spray die to make my coral fronds. Looks just the right shape to me. And the fish are Jolee;s stickers.  I think they're great. I will add my greeting on the front at a later date.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
TTCRD - ATG
Unstampables - Layers
Crafty Animals - Any Animals
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG patterned paper
Dies r Us - Shaped Cards
Tinker Dream - Boys/men
My Time to Craft - Masculine
MMM - Sugar and Spice

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Floral Concertina


After a long absence from my blog, been so busy with other things, I thinks it's about time I got back to using it. 

This card made with some inspiration from a group of friends, we get together regularly to make cards and inspire one another. Also to just have a good old gossip.


Much easier to make than it looks, just a little cutting and folding. Then it been decorated with lots of die cut leaves and flowers. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenged

Crafting with Dragonflies - Lots of Flowers
Crafty Calender - Flowers
In the Pink - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Hint of Pink
Crafters Cafe - Feminine
TTCRD - ATG
Always Fun - Flowers
MMM - May Flowers

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

I Saw 3 Ships


I decided to make one last Christmas card before the end of the year and here is it. I have made it using Clarity goodies.


I have used the 3 ships and Christmas greetings stamps. Plus the new Artisan inks on the inside. 


Inside the card I have used the inks to create a bit of an ethereal scene of the 3 ships inside. Then die cut the bauble dies so that thre ships can be seen through them. The front is then decorated very simply with ribbon bows and faux stitching round the edge of the die to highlight them. Just a nice clean and simple design, I hope you agree.

I wish all my visitors a Happy New Year and hope you visit my blog sometime,

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Cards and More - Christmas
Cards in Envy - Celebrate the Seasons
Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafty Hazelnuts - use a Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Inspired by a Song
The Male Room - Christmas
Clarity Challenge - Carols and Christmas Joy

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Paper Piecing

     Gone Fishing

Spot of Golf









I made these a couple of days ago when I went and had a crafty evening with a friend. Playing with her stamps from Woodware. 


 Very simply done using the paper piecing technique. 


By stamping the image again on the patterned paper and cutting it out.



 And adding a few die cuts that match the theme.

I have used just a bit of copic colouring to the image.


I love the words that come in the stamp sets too.










They were so quick to do and perfect mans cards too.


I would like to enter them in the following challenges

TTCRD - ATG
Stampin Royalty - Clean and Simple
Try in on Tuesday - Layer it Up

Friday, 4 November 2016

Framed and Old


It's time for a new challenge at Creative Artiste.

My make this month is something I actually made a while back and have decided it's about time I put it to good use.



This is a canvas frame decorated using my melt pot and utee. I love playing with my melt pot. The flowers are die cut paper and then dipped in utee. The body form die die cut then the front piece is a clarity stamp stamped into poured utee. Finally the ticket is high lighted with poured and stamped utee.


The background of the frame is book pages which have then been stamped over and the edge of the frame has had utee dripped round it for for a textured effect.

Please pop over to the blog and see what ideas my team mates have designed for you.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a Card
We love 2 Create - Mixed Media
Mixed Media World - Altered Art