Saturday, 19 August 2017

Sweet Stampin' - Doodling

Gosh, Saturday has rolled round again. I know I say this every week, but where is time going? I'm going to have to start making Christmas cards soon!
This week over at Sweet Stampin' we want to see your doodles. Whether you're only comfortable doodling a border or if you want to create and entire card of doodles, we'd love to see them. Just remember to include some stamping on your work to be eligible for our top three.
I used Clearly Besotted's Simply Succulent set, which has a mix and match set of succulents and pots. I stamped the elements on different coloured cardstock and fussy cut them. I then arranged them on my 6x6 card base and glued them in place. I'd cut the spikes off some of them (no way, was I attempting to cut round them!) and so I drew them in with a fine liner.  I also used this to doodle a border on my card. I did sneak in a bit more doodling too, I added some more patterns to the pots - see below for the before picture! I think these succulents would be great for men's cards, must make some more! I hope you all have a great weekend and have time to get some crafting done, hopefully you'll manage to get some doodling done too!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

More Background Stamping

I had a spare panel of background stamped card left over from making my Flower Challenge DT cards and decided to use it up rather than leave it languishing in the box of bits for once. I die cut the Tattered Lace Sweet Stems flower out of white card several times and used my dinky inkys to colour one of them using the same colours from the panel. The pink seems a bit off compared to the background, but I think it must be because I blended the colours rather than layered them. I then glued the layers together to give some height and definition to the flower. I glued the panel to a 6x6 card base with a pink mat and then added the flower on top. Simples!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Flower Challenge Reminder - Background Stamping

Blimey, we're practically half way through August, where is the time going? As it's halfway through the month, it's time for our reminder post over at the Flower Challenge, and this month our focus is on "Background Stamping".
For my reminder card I used a background that I made at the same time as my original card, only this time I used Memento London Fog, rather than tuxedo black to stamp the line drawing. I then die cut several of the Tim Holtz wildflowers out of the panel and built them up on several layers of card to add dimension, before inlaying them back in place. I die cut the Clearly Besotted Hello die several times out of pink card and layered them up, trimming off the squiggle at each end before adding them to my card. I simply layered the panel up on green and pink card on a 6x6 card base to finish. 
We're loving all the cards you've made so far for the challenge and are looking forward to seeing what else you create. Just remember to include flowers as the main focus of your card, do some background stamping - if you could include our cue card in your post that would be great and submit your project before 24th August! 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Have a Magical Day

Yep, there were more of those Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends, fairies and accessories lurking in the bit box! I used an unnamed die from eBay to cut the frame out of Hunkydory's mirridazzle card and backed it with some purple card. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on a 6x6 card blank and job done. Simples!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Happy Birthday

It was my Dad's birthday yesterday, my neck has been playing up this week and so I rustled up this quick card for him as he loves steam trains.
I used the All Occasions Flying Scotsman die and cut it out according to the instructions out of glossy black and green card and also out of silver and gold mirri card. It doesn't show well on the photo, but it also embosses some details into the card, as the card was 300gsm, these showed well without using an embossing sandwich. The die also includes the train numbers for the Flying Scotsman and the rails to sit it on, but I decided not to add them this time. I have to confess that the train is bit fiddly to assemble, but with the help of a bit of tape holding things together on the back and a cocktail stick with glue on the end it came together. I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted in black archival ink and added mats of the leftover green and back to finish on a 6x6 card base. Simples!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Allsorts Challenge - Colours of Your Flag

Over at Allsorts Challenge they want to see projects based on the colours of our flag, as I'm in the UK, that means red, white and blue. Coincidentally, those colours were also the theme for a monthly card swap I participate in, so I got double value for money with this card!
I started off by stamping Edna at the beach by Stamping Bella and colouring her in with my zig clean colour pens. I masked her off with a post it note and added clouds using the MFT cloud stencil and versamagic chalk inks. I die cut her out with an oval and added some faux stitching round the edge. 
I used a 5x7 card blank and added some blue card and some patterned paper that was in a magazine freebie Christmas paper pad of all things! Using the same blue I added a mat behind the image. I used two of the oval dies to cut a frame in both blue and red. I added then to the card overlapping them and added some die cut hearts to match. I added glossy accents to her glasses and buttons and glitter to her wings.
The card should have been finished at this point, but it was on the table near me whilst I worked on another card... My grip isn't brilliant these days and somehow I managed to drop an inky stamp on it! Fortunately, there was quite a large sentiment included with Edna and so I stamped this on white card, die cut it with an oval, added faux stitching and a mat behind it and covered up the inky mess. I die cut a couple of extra hearts to finish it off. Phew!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Blimey, six posts in six days! Just don't expect one tomorrow! I was having a tidy up of the crafting table of doom and decided to use up a few bits. I had some left over fairies, flowers and houses from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends set, so I added them onto a snippet of pixie powder and cloud stencil background. I added a mat of dark blue card behind it and die cut the Memory Box hello from the same card. A little faux stitching to finish and job done!
I'm currently home alone, well apart from the bunnies, as Hubby is at the World Goldpanning Championships in Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The championships are running all week, so if you can get there I'm sure you'll enjoy it and they'll teach you to goldpan free of charge! The event has a website if you want to find out more.
Hubby was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 last night in their "how to" slot about the championships. If you're interested you can listen to it on iplayer for the next month. He's about 20 minutes in.  I think he came over really well, but then I am biased! After his interview, they asked people to text in about precious things they'd found. Well, of course I had to text in to say that I'd found hubby and that our wedding rings are made out of gold that he'd found, and they read it out, so I'm claiming that I'm as famous as hubby now!