Thursday, 8 October 2015

CCT and Just one layer!

EEk! I forgot it was Thursday!  So better late than never, here is my card for the Cute Card Thursday one layer challenge.  Our sponsor is All Dressed Up! please stop by the CCT blog to read all about it and see what the rest of the team have created.

One layer challenges scare me rigid!  I do like to embellish, a little bit any way, so how to incorporate a touch of embellishment onto just one layer?  Well, this is what I made:

I cut a piece of white card to C6 size but as a tent fold, then simple ran a score tool around the outside edge.  Then, having taken some inspiration from cards on Pinterest, I've die cut the snowflakes and text from sparkly silver card and stuck them down flat onto my base, so just one layer!

Embellishment wise, I've put a piece of lace across at a wonky angle (I'm good at those!) and tied a snowman charm onto silver cord and wrapped that around on top of the lace.

'Twas made just before I came down with the bugs a few weeks back - and I'm still suffering!  I am looking at it now and want to add a gem into the centre of those snowflakes .. .. ..

And, the snowflakes are cut with a die in the Marianne Design set LR0327 called Anjas' circle. It's my favourite snowflake so far this year.

No challenges that I can link up with, let me know if you can think of any.

Thanks for stopping by - I have to finish Mum's birthday card and get the house ready for the family invasion .. .. and the tumble dryer is making a terrible noise!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Daisy and Deer Dancing!

My order for the new Don and Daisy Christmas stamps came at the weekend and I got to play!

This stamp is Daisy and Deer Dancing - a little odd, but cute nonetheless. I've coloured with my Copics and added lots of glittery snow.  Here's the card:

It's relatively CAS, at least for me, with a base from my UFO box already made up with digi scraps from last year, or perhaps the year before .. .. I matched up the thin ribbon lines with bright red cardstock to mat my image, cutting with the Marianne Design large postage die to fit, then finishing off with another bright red bow.

I've found a new to me challenge blog called the Crafting Musketeers, and their current theme is Christmas with ribbon, so I can enter my card.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Butterfly Blue

Today I have another little project to share with you now I know it has arrived at it's destination.  It's made up of bits and pieces and odds and ends and isn't very big, but I am liking working in miniature!

I started out with a square cut from the cardboard at the back of a notebook that I painted with the Americana Light French Blue paint.  I cut a piece of paper from the Marianne Design Flower Garden pad to fit on top, and distressed the edges before sticking down, then it was a case of using up scraps from the pad and oddments from my stash for decoration.

Here in the close up you can see the twin hearts that I covered with paper then took an emery board to the edge before carefully adding white paint from a Dabber and glittering the butterfly in the design.  You can also see the pretty MD Marrakesh trellis die cut pieces too, the bits that fall out I stuck down towards the top.  Everything got touches of Distress Stickles in denim blue added with the crafters best tool, the finger, and Stickles in blue for the butterfly on the paper design.  I've also added Glossy Accents to the numerals dial on the clock print of the paper.  Here's the finished hanger:

I little bit of a scrap die cut trellis to poke out from behind a scrap of paper, and the layers of lace and ribbon.  The back is quite plain with just another piece of pretty paper and a plain layer to write on - I can't show you as I took the pics after writing .. .. I hope the recipient likes the little hanger.

I can enter into Pixie's Snippets # 197 as this decoration is all made of snippets!

Finally, I think I'm on the mend.  Still got the cough but not as much now or for as long in the mornings trying to clear the overnight accumulations, and breathing is much easier thankfully.  I spent yesterday making up Christmas cards from odds and ends of started but not finished designs, feels good to have less in the bit box!  I'll be sharing them with you over the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

CCT Masculine

Time for our next challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and this week we would like to see something masculine - ummm, well, I kinda got carried away with the flowers on my card, but who's to say men cant do flowers, in pink and blue, with a bit of netting and fish?

Our sponsor for the challenge is Bunny Zoe's Crafts, please stop by the blog to read all about it and see what the rest of the DT have made for inspiration.

Thankfully I got my card made before the bugs struck me down.  The image is an old Papermania stamp set, coloured with my Copics - here's the card:

An artistically wonky shot! Well, I kept the card plainish, with a selection of papers from my bit box that I just distressed around the edges.  The piece behind the image I've embossed with the Marrakesh folder and inked to highlight, can't remember the colour I used but it is a Versamagic chalk ink .. .. ..

The little bit of mesh I thought looked like netting, and pulled out some strands to colour with an aqua ink and tie in a knot.  The fish I stamped up from the Marianne Design Eline's Beach House, coloured with chalk inks and fussy cut out.  I used the same inks to colour the mulberry paper flowers punched out with the CR1323 flower punch die then spritzed and shaped with a ball tool and when dried I've layered up some of the bigger flowers.

The Sweet Stampin' challenge blog theme is for a non white base, mine is aqua so I can enter!  The Creative Card Crew are also looking for masculine creations this week so I can enter with them too.

Thanks again for stopping by - I've still got a few cards I can share with you but I've not made anything this week, Mr Mojo is all coughed out.  I really do have to start working on Mum's birthday card though - she will be 90 years old this October so I had better make it special!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Pastel Winter Wishes

Here's a card I made a while ago but haven't gotten around to sharing with you. The stamp is by Nellie's Choice called sharing a present - I don't think they are available anymore but there are similar designs at Funky Kits/Sugar Nellie.

I've coloured her with my Copics and added touches of glitter, then cut her out with one of the dies in Marianne Design set LRO279 - Petra's Ornaments. I must admit that it is a die set that I rarely use, I got it because I loved the samples that I saw .. .. but then it's stuck at the back of the box.  This is the plainer backing die I've used here, and I think works and gives a bit of added interest without having to do lots of matting and layering.  What do you think?

Here's the card so you can see better:

It's another 5"x7" in landscape and I've used a rather busy paper matted with plain green card then kept embellishments to a minimum in the hope it'll go through the narrow post slot.  The ric rac is the last sparkly bit in my stash so I will have to look out for some more, then I've die cut the trees, holly sprays and flowers, and finished off with lots of pink gems. Oh, and I nearly forgot the little die cut bow, it and the flowers are cut from pearl paper so have some shimmer to them too.

The Marianne Design dies I used to embellish this card were:

I am still feeling very under the weather, just can't seem to shift the cough and now have what seems like a second head cold starting up .. .. really I need a holiday but that ain't going to happen.  So far my almost obsessive hand washing has saved Mum from the bugs, but it's hard work looking after someone 24/7 when you aren't feeling on form.  The housework has gone by the by .. .. and so has the garden although I have managed to dead head the roses as it's been lovely and sunny here in Cornwall - just wish I could enjoy it more.

Righteo, I have found a couple of challenges I can enter with my card, Fab 'n' Funky is anything Christmas, and at Die Cutting Divas it's anything goes. Oh! and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge theme is 'stick it down' - yep, it's all stuck down!

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek, I hope you will come back again!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Snoesjes and the Snowman

Here's another of my Snoesjes cards I've managed to put together over the weekend in between coughing and sneezing!  This time I've coloured up Snoesjes and the Snowman with my Copics and a silver pen then added crystal glitter for the snow and used a pearl maker pen for the falling snow.

The Christmas Card challenge is anything goes, so I can enter my card with them, here it is:

It's a 7" x 5" base card in landscape.  The papers, stamped text and die cuts are Marianne Design, I'll give you a list in a moment.  I've added a little bow tied with some blue variegated cord I forgot I had and rediscovered when I was looking for something else, and I punched the fronds with an old MS punch.  I've distressed and inked the edges of my papers and also inked the edges of the flowers, and caught some of the raised embossed areas too, with chalk ink Versamagic Aegean Blue.

The Marianne Design goodies are
cut out with stamp die CR1223 shortened to fit the image
paper from the special beach set, and Scandinavian Winter pad
Diamond gems in centre of poinsettia flowers
snowflakes from Anja's Circle set LR0327

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like my Snoesjes Christmas card. I'm still feeling yuk and not up to doing much .. .. but I have been craft shopping in the hope that by the time the new stash arrives I'll be rearing to get at it again!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Don and Daisy Candy!

Pop on over to the Don and Daisy blog for a chance to win the new D&D stamps coming out .. .. I want them!

Feeling a wee bit under the weather still, cough is back with a vengeance and oh what I'd give for a chance to rest up - like that's going to happen any time soon!

Hope you are having a better Sunday - I'll see you all in a wee while.