Thursday, November 20, 2014

Emboss like a boss!

Hello all!
           the week has flown by and we're starting another challenge over at Time Out , the theme of which is "Embossing" with the optional twist of adding sparkle.  We are sponsored by Avocado Arts and our Guest Designer this time is Lesley so please take a minute to visit both these sites.

                For my card I used a rubber stamp from Stampendous, stamping the image with white embossing powder onto clear vellum, framing it with a cut frame done with my Silhouette Cameo and placing the whole thing on a pink polka dot backing paper, adding a trio of pink paper roses to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Give thanks.

Hello all!
Time for another challenge from the Colouring DT over at The Outlawz and this week the theme is "Thanks" which can also include the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday over in the USA.
       This month we are being generously sponsored by The East Wind and I used one of their lovely images for my card - you can find it here.

            I coloured the image with my Copics, distressed and inked the edges of the card and added some paper strips, a paper flower and the  3 gems that I seem to be using on every card I do lately!  Once I see something I like, I tend to go overboard with it!


     Entering this into the challenges at 4 Crafty Chicks, Dream It Up, Moving Along with the times, and Addicted to Stamps and More.

    Please take a moment to visit my Teamies' blogs and check out their fabulous cards too!  You can find links to their blogs under the DT tag at the top of the page.  Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

If leaf-ing me is easy........

Hello all!
         A day late and a dollar short but I'm here with my posting for the latest colouring challenge from the Outlawz colouring DT and our theme this week is leaves.  Now you go down the obvious route of using an image with leaves or go off-piste with a 'sorry you're leaving' type of card - the choice is yours and you can use any form of colouring medium you choose, just remember you must actually colour in an image!

                                            I used a very cute image from Birdie Brown, coloured in with Copics and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some leaf shapes from the cardstock.  I then added some paint chip samples behind the cut out leaves and inked the edges of the popped out shapes, adding them along the side.

    I must apologise for the poor photography as I still haven't found my sweet spot in the house for photographing cards!  The gloomy, grey November light doesn't help much either.

               I would like to enter this into the challenges at Fresh Brewed Designs, Digi Stamps for Joy, Southern Girls and A Crafty Mess.

Thanks for popping in!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Back with blogging!

Hello all!
I hope there are still some of you out there after my short blogging break?  I'm starting off with the latest challenge from the team at Time Out and the theme this time around is 'Home sweet home' , where we ask you get inspired by a home decor picture.
                           Here's the picture -

 and here's my take on it - 

    I heat embossed the deer stamp using Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder, added a strip of burlap and simply mounted the image and backing paper with some gold card.  Three adhesive gems added a small touch of bling to a rustic style seasonal  card!
     Short and sweet for the first post in a while but I'm hoping to simplify my blog posts as much as possible so they don't become a burden.

Entering this into the challenges at City Crafter , Creative Card Crew , Through the Craft Room Door and Crafting by Designs.

      Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Taking a short break.

hello all!
just a quickie to say I will be taking a break from crafting and blogging for a few weeks  - have lots of boring non-crafty stuff to do and don't have enough hours in the days at the minute!
Will see you all soon :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time for another challenge!

Hello all!
                                             Another fortnight has sped by and that means a new challenge over at Time Out .  This challenge is generously sponsored by Avocado Arts and the winner will receive a fabulous stamp set.  To be in the running for the prize, you must do the 'twist' with this challenge - our general theme is "Stamping" and the twist is apples.

                              Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very creative Loll so please pay her blog a visit along with the rest of the Time Out DT.  I chose to stamp and paper piece for my card but I didn't use the twist as I didn't have one single apple stamp in my collection!

    I used a sweet little penguin stamp and stamped him onto 3 different designer papers, choosing non-traditional Christmas colours.  I also used the papers for some decorative strips and stamped a festive sentiment too, finishing off their hats with some stick on pearl gems.


         Thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sparkle & Shine!

Hello all!
              it's time for the Friday colouring challenge over at The Outlawz once more and our challenge this week is to take your inspiration from this colour palette - 

         Our sponsor this month is the delightful Vera Lane Studio so get your colouring pens/pencils/inks and paints out and come join us.  We don't mind what colouring medium you use but you must colour a lined image as we really want to check out those amazing colouring skills!

                              I used an image from our sponsor this week and concentrated on using the blues and greys from the photo.  If I'm totally honest, I thought the pale yellow/cream colour was more of a beigey tone so I thought my skin tone would be a good match but now I see it in daylight........... hmmm not so sure.  Still we do allow some artistic licence on the colours, just make sure you use the majority of what's there please :)

       Please take some time to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT  - you won't be disappointed!  By sheer coincidence, we all used Vera Lane Studio images and you should be able to see them on the Facebook page (if we all remember to link up!!).

         Entering this into the challenges at Crafty Catz ,  Alphabet Challenge and A Creative Romance.

                                 Thanks for stopping by today :)