Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sunday Spot

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the colour challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

Here's my card:

I decided to give the Clearly Besotted fairy an airing in these rather unusual colours for such an image. Figured some folks would like to see a fairy in a leafy green for a change - was channelling the Flower Fairy vibe!

I used an acryllic block and swiped some of the ink onto it, added a tiny amount of water and used a paint brush to colour the fairy.And as the sentiment suggests she is well sparkled up with a Sakura gelly roll pen.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Fairy Tale Fairy
Inks: SU, pacific point, so saffron,, pear pizzazz; Memento, tuxedo black
Pen: sakura gelly roll, clear star.

Thanks for looking today. i really appreciate you taking the time.

And keep crafting!

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Saturday Slot

I'm back in card making mode today and have a card to share that i made with the Crazy for CAS Challenge theme - Use circles on your creation.

Here's my card:

This was one of my favourite types of cards to create, simple, easy and flat enough to pop in the post easily. So I stamped the circles and the sentiment using a Kaleidacolor ink pad with some lovely fresh blues through to yellow colours.

The whole thing was matted onto a slight,y larger coloured card base to give it a bit of extra pizzazz.

Stamps: Concord & 9th, Birthday Stacks
Ink: Kaleidacolor, Riviera

Thanks for your time today, I really appreciate that you chose to spend some of it looking at my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Friday Focus

Today I'm playing along with CAS Mix Up and have put on my cute hat!

Here's what I came up with:

Now the use crayons part of this challenge was a bit of - well yes a challenge! I usually prefer to colour using pens and I find it quite tricky getting the same sort of coverage with pencils, but I tried! I also added paper piecing the umbrella, using a stencil for the rain and die cutting into the mix as my choice of other techniques.

the trio of ducks were adhered flat and the little girl was popped up onto pads.

Stamps: MFT, Rain or Shine
Ink: Mememnto, tuxedo black; Ranger distress, stormy sky
Stnecil: Uniko, Broken Lines
Dies: MFT Dienamics, Rain or Shine
Colours: Prismacolor crayons

It's been so much fun having you drop by my blog today, huge thanks for your time.

And keep crafting!

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thursday Thoughts

I'm playing along at MUSE today - just couldn't resist Tracey's cute elephant card!


Here's my take:

Well as you can see pretty much a literal copy using the same blues and greys and a scattering of hearts. I did change up the greeting though!

Stamps: Digi Stamp Boutique, Edwin & present; Uniko, Just Because
Ink: Versafine, onyx black
Pens: Copic, C1, C3, N1, B00, B02, B04

Thnaks so much for your time today, I'm so pleased you dropped by my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wednesday Words

Looks like I'm on a bit of a scrapbooking roll at the moment and today's share is for the sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy.

This is the first of many many pages I'll be creating to celebrate the wedding of my youngest son on 21st April this year.

I just couldn't resist this adorable shot of one of my grandsons blowing bubbles during the wedding breakfast. I used supplies almost exclusively from Photoplay's Vintage Girl because the colours were an exact match for the wedding colours. It's a bit ironic that the only girls in my family are my three daughters in law!

As well as lots of stickers from this pack I also added some sequins and striped washi tape into the mix.

The die cut pink arrow is one I'm thinking I might include on most of the pages as a link running throughout the album - early days yet so that's the plan but it might not happen.

Papers: Photoplay, Vintage Girl
Dies: Alphas, Lawn Fawn Louie's ABC's; Technique Tuesday, That Arrow Card
Stickers: Photoplay, Vintage Girl

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, I really value your company and appreciate you takiong the time.

And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Tuesday Talk

Following on from yesterday's Guest Designer spot at Scrap the Boys card challenge, today I'm sharing a scrapbook page I made for their scrapbook challenge. It uses the same mood board for inspiration so I thought it was a good idea to make a page while it was all still fresh in my mind.

Here's my page:

I pulled out some papers to pick up on the colours of the mood board and then matted my photo onto some of them. I then drew lightly round this stack with a pencil and used the same Uniko stencil as yesterday to make the colour blocks.

I used three different alpha sets to add a title and then added some word stickers, hearts, die cut arrows and enamel dot trios to finish off my page.

I only added a date and no journalling for this layout as my title just about says it all!

Papers: Bella Blvd, Secrets of the Sea
Alphas: Freckled Fawn, grey and aqua puffy stickers; Simple Stories, So Fancy
Stickers: Doodlebug, This & that
Dies: Xcut, arrows
Stencil: Uniko, Equaliser
Inks: Ranger distress oxid, salty ocean, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers

Thanks so much for dropping by today, I always love having your company.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Scrap The Boys Card Challenge - Guest Designer

I'm absolutely delighted that you dropped by my blog today as I'm Guest Designing with Scrap the Boys, a new challenge aimed at cards for the men in your life. This will be their third card challenge, they're much better known for scrapbook challenges, and I'm hoping you'll love their inspirational mood board as much as I did.

The colours and leaves in the photo immediately made me think of tropical rainforests and I knew I just had to give Uniko's Bob the toucan an airing.

Looking again at the photo I spotted those blocks of colour which put me in mind of the equaliser stamp from Uniko. So that's how I started. I heat embossed the equaliser in white and then used copic pens to add the green and blues.

Bob and his leaf were stamped, coloured and hand cut and adhered on top of the coloured blocks. A simple greeting and I was done.

Stamps: uniko, Background Blocks Equaliser, Paradise, Paradise Addtitions
Inks: SU, emerald envy; Versamark clear + Ranger Superfine white embossing powder
Pens: copic, B12, B14, YG13, Y17, YG67, BG32, BG34, B02, B04

Thanks so much for looking today. I do hope you will be inspired to play along with this new challenge - it's always so tricky to reach out to players when you start out.

And keep crafting!

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