Wednesday, 9 August 2017

ATSM Time for CAS ...

It is time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More - this week the challenge is CAS (Clean and Simple):



This is my card to delight and inspire you to pop along and join in with the challenge and remember the rest of the design team have created some amazing designs to inspire.  So pop along have a look and then get out your crafty supplies and join in with the fun.



I used:

STAMPlorations - Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle dies and Flutter Zen I layering dies
Stampin Up - Not Quite Navy ink

I hope you like what you see and are inspired to pop along and join in.

Enjoy!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

AAA Cards Summer Fun ...

Morning ... Sunday morning and the start of a new week and a new challenge at AAA Cards ... I hope your are all set for some fun this summer because that is just what we are looking for:


This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and you are in with a chance to win a gift certificate ... as the saying goes, you have to be in it to win it ... so get creating!  

For me summer just isn't summer without a trip to the seaside (often in the rain!) so I took a selection of images to create this:



I stamped the images with versafine onyx black ink and coloured them using Zig markers before adhering them to the card base using foam adhesive.  Added the sentiment and called it done!

I do hope that you will join in the challenge and I look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery.

Enjoy!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Purple Cosmos ...

It's reminder time for the July/August challenge at UNIKO ... it is all about flowers and as the Guest Designer I would love it if you joined in with the challenge.  If you need inspiration pop across to the blog and see the amazing design team cards.  I've created a card using the beautiful Uniko Cosmos stamp - I hope it with provide you with some inspiration to join in with the challenge.



I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals and Simply Said Stamp sets
Inktense pencils
Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet
Lawn Cuts Stitched Rectangle dies
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Challenge details:


Please pop along and check out the stunning design team designs and while you are there check out the beautiful stamps and dies created by Bev.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Celebrating Colouring ...

It's National Colouring Book Day and to celebrate STAMPlorations are holding a party - these are the details:



You have the chance to win a copy of this new colouring book.  I've taken a couple of pages from the book to show you the different images.


The main part has been coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush


The second panel could not be more different both in design but also in colour choices - from the subtle floral above to the not so subtle below:


This time I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers


If you pop along to the blog you will be able to download a sampler and join in with the fun ... you could be the winner!

Enjoy!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Wet Saturday ...

Today has been a typical British Summer's day ... it has been raining for most of the afternoon!  I did manage to spend an hour sorting my garden this morning but it definitely needs lots more time spending on it but rain stopped play ... so I had to come in and start crafting!!

I've only managed to create one card ... it seemed to take ages to water colour the panel and then I didn't know what else to do with it!!  Eventually this is the finished card:



I stamped and heat embossed the image before water colouring it with distress inks.  I trimmed the panel and stitched it to the card base.  A stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it with foam tape to add some dimension.

I used:
STAMPlorations - Bloomtangled ATC #1 
UNIKO - Pure Florals Cosmos
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon
White machine Thread
Wow White Embossing Powder

I am entering this into the following:

"Less is More"  #339

Stamping Sensations July Challenge - Anything with Flowers

STAMPlorations Never ending Anything Goes Challenge

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

ATSM Mark Your Mark ...

It is simply amazing how quickly the weeks speed by ... it is time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More ... it's Make Your Mark time!


Fancy joining in?  Why not pop along and see all the wonderful inspiring creations by the Design Team ... this is my card, hopefully it will inspire you!



I stamped the row of deckchairs and coloured them using Zig markers. I die cut 'Happy' from the middle and additional letters out of a scrap of card before stacking and adhering them together and placing them back into the panel.  I stamped the birthday sentiment and adhered the panel to the card base.

I used:
Simple Homemade Magazine free stamp set
Die-namics High Rise Alpha Dies
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

I hope you will be inspired to join the challenge and I look forward to seeing your cards.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

No stamping ...

Good evening!! This is the first week of the school summer holidays ... so for me that means no going out to work!!  So far I've had a super time ... I spent Sunday with my beautiful daughter in London to see the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.  Then yesterday (my birthday) I was treated to a very special lunch.  So today it has been down to work ... gardening to be precise - at least I've made a start but there is still lots to do.

I've even had time to create - inspired by this week's challenge at "Less is More" the theme is no stamps!  So out came my dies, stencil, embossing paste and a scrap of card coloured on my gel plate.  This is the result:



A simple design with some added texture from the paste.

My plan is to spend time every day being creative ... a reward for gardening, sorting and housework!  Mornings will be chores and afternoons/evenings for fun!  I hope to spend some time perfecting my photography skills!

Details of the challenge:



Enjoy!