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Friday, 13 October 2017

Little cottage in the woods


The other night I decided it was high time I got started on some Christmas cards, last year I was well on the way at this time.  I love this Crafty Individuals stamp which needs very little colouring but lots of glitter, added it to a Sizzix snow embossing folder, cut a couple of hills and edged everything with blue ink and glitter. The saying is from some freebie stamps last year, finished off with Tim Holtz Christmas trees edged with green.  After I had made one I decided I would make six of them but ended up with seven as I stamped and cut out out six of everything forgetting I had already made one, sometimes I wonder .......?  I'd like to enter this into these challenges

The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes + Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - always anything goes for Christmas

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for unlimited or anything goes

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Wicked



Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time it is " Things That Go Bump In The Night"  For my DT card I have made a Halloween card, the background is various colours of pan pastels, the witch and cauldron are Lavinia stamps and the rats,cats,bats and flying witch are from a Stampendous set.  Look forward to seeing your spooky creations in our challenge.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Autumn Glory





  




This month at Stamping Sensations the challenge is  Autumn Glory, the trees are starting to turn to their lovely autumn range of colours and the leaves are falling fast too.  This month we are sponsored by Crafts Addicts who are offering a £25 pound voucher for their store.Pop along and see what they have on offer and then get stamping and enter your project or a chance to win.  Do remember we are a stamping challenge and must see stamping as the focal element, a last minute small sentiment is not what we are looking for.

My stamp this month is Daisy Thanks by Stampendous, when I was colouring it I was intending it to look like some yellow daisy flowers I have in my garden, can't remember their name unfortunately but I know they are from the sunflower family.  I coloured them with my new polychromo pencils which I am totally in love with LOL. Background is an inked embossing folder.

Believe In The Magic



Time is flying past and my Christmas card box is nowhere near full!  This is my DT card for 
Sparkles Christmas challenge, this month Sybrina has asked us to make a card for a child.
For my card I have used some stamps that were free with a magazine in August, as soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do with them.  , I have to admit to a bit of a weakness for Gnomes,fairies and fairy houses, luckily we have great grand daughters who are still young enough to like my fantasy cards.  Stampin Up embossing folder for the snow,sizzix stitched die for the hill, all coloured with Promarkers.  Hope you will join us in our challenge.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Merry Christmas



Well I seem to be missing all my deadlines at the moment but I'm determined to get my card into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph challenge, I've managed every month up to now so don't want to be missing out now.  I've spent three hours today at a protest meeting about building in our village after spending the morning trying to get some paint on the walls in my living room. Easy enough to do the actual painting but we have some quite large heavy furniture and DH and I have struggled to shift some of it, Joys of getting old!  Anyhow back to my card I'm not the biggest fan of die cuts but these three scene dies came free with Simply Cards And Papercrafts and were to hand so thought I try a quick card with them. Think I should have been a bit more heavy handed with the blue ink on the edges and I don't think I'll be making anymore of these but its another Christmas card in the box.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Time of my life



This time at Try It On Tuesday the challenge is for Time/clocks etc.  When I saw this challenge I was initially happy as I do have quite a collection of clock/watch stamps etc but nothing seemed to come together right.  Tonight I remembered this Lost Coast design stamp which I really like and she doesn't get out of the box enough. Stamped onto a piece of oxide ink card and cut it out, just added a bit of extra colour to her jacket.  The stencilled piece was in the never ending pile on my table as was the piece behind. The colours don't show up well on here,its more orange than pink.The words are from an old Paper Artsy set.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Welcome little one



Don't often make baby cards but had to make one recently but forgot the take a photo of it! this is one I made at the same time and didn't use. I haven't added a sentiment as I will probably add a name when I know who it's going to be for. I'd like to enter my card into Cardz4galz challenge which is welcome little baby and of course it has to be for a girl. I'd also like to enter

Daisychain challenges - In the pink

and

Sparkles monthly challenges. - die cuts or punches, I've used pram die,flower die, scallop square and stitched square dies.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

I've got a friend


The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday  is "I've got a friend so lets see who your friends are, human, animal or imaginary so lots of scope there.  For my card I have used an old Paperbag Studio Stamp,must admit I was spoilt for choice with what to use but finally decided on this one.Everything except the stamped image was on my table,distress oxide paper left over from another project,piece of torn tissue paper,scraps of paper and heart shaped piece, I did die cut the thinlets swirl from another piece of the paper. The sentiment is from the bottom of the stamp.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Pretty Flamingo

  Time for September challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we have a colour challenge for you.


Don't forget we are a Stamping Challenge and MUST see stamping as the focal point of your project, this does not not mean a small sentiment added as an afterthought ! If we do not comment it means your entry does not meet the rules of the challenge and will not be considered to be in the top five.

This is this months prize, well worth entering for.


For my card I have used a Stamp from Crafty Individuals stamped onto an distress oxide background,the flamingoes are also painted with distress oxide inks.mounted onto two different colour pieces of card which match the second and third colours on the chart, don't show up too well on here.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Christmas Animals




For challenge 80 at Sparkles Christmas, Caz has asked for Christmas Animals. My first thought was the camels and three wise men but then I decided to make a little winter scene using Cardio stamps and the deer from Inkylicious.  I havw to say my card looks better in real life as there is a lot of sparkly glitter on it,the blue mat is also glitter card.  I don't use my Cardio stamps as much as I should and then I might get a little better at making scenes with them but its a case of so many stamps so little time LOL

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Stitch It



Time for another challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time we would like you to Show Us Some Stitching (Real or faux)  I have dusted off my sewing machine for this one as I have machine stitched the top layer to the black layer and also stitched on the Ric Rac braid.   The main image is a Just Rite background stamp stamped onto an oxide distress ink background, I did have to stamp it several times in the Misti to get a half decent impression as I had also used textured card. Die cut the little dressmakers dummy and thread reel and added scraps of lace and Ric Rac. The sentiment was from a bargain bin at Port Sunlight a lot of years ago and no idea of the make.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Star Of Wonder



Time for  Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Day challenge again, comes round so quickly !   I wish you could see the sparkle on this card, the stars are all die cut from some glitter card I got in the spring at the Harrogate show, its incredibly sparkly and its also thinner than a lot of glitter cards so its easier to die cut.  All the dies and stamp are Stampin Up and I think I will be making a lot of cards with this set. I'm hoping I can get some more of the glitter card next month at the September Harrogate Show.  Its not the most wonderful show but I do know Inkylicious will be there and its worth going just to get my hands on some of their latest stamps !

Monday, 21 August 2017

Hands Off Our Village



This is one of the reasons I've not been blogging much lately, that's me hiding behind the No placard as I didn't want to be in the photo!   We've been busy campaigning, delivering leaflets etc trying to stop the building of 100 houses on land at the edge of the village, next to conservation buildings and the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the gateway to Nidderdale.  We have already had several developments and the latest one of 57 houses at £445,000  have only sold six, wonder why !  Next time you see me I may be sitting in front of a bulldozer LOL

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Navigateur



This piece of acrylic painted paper has been around on my table for a while, it was much brighter than this so I had to tone it down with gesso as it clashed with everything I tried, still not too sure its right but hey ho it's done now.  I love this Stampendous Navigator stamp and it has had a lot of use over the years..  The cargo list is Stampin Up and the anchor die was a magazine freebie, no idea who's make the compass die is. 

I'd like to enter my card into

and
Countryview Crafts - Blue and Green

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

In my garden


Time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and this time the theme is "In Your Garden".  I did start out with a rather complicated piece including lots of masking but it ended up a total disaster so ended up in the bin.  So my card is a very simple one this time, Inkilicious drips and splatters stamp stamped with Kaleidacolor ink(Riviera) and the Woodware Going To Seed stamped over the top with black Versafine ink. The little sentiment stamp was free with Making Cards magazine.  I carried on and made another six cards with the splats in didderent colour Kaleidacolour inks and various other
Woodware and Inkylicious plant stamps. Trying to get a bit more stock for my charity box sales.