Sunday, 7 July 2019

flying the flag colours

Country colours

Time to fly the flag or at least to use the colours of your countries flag.  That means challenge time again over at 613 Avenue Create.

If you prefer there is always the 'anything goes' theme as well.  The choice is up to you.  We look forward to seeing whatever you make.

My colours were the red, white and blue from the UK's flag.  Okay, I kinda took liberty and made two cards not one with all colours.

I used Tim Holtz's sentiment dies and the blue flowers are also a Tim Holtz die.  The floral die on the red card is from my craft stash and I can't remember who made it.

Sometimes you just want the quickness and professional look of using dies.  

Don't forget to check out the fabulous makes by all the design team when you visit our blog.

I will be entering the above into the following challenges; 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

A Place to Start

New challenge time;

Yep, a new challenge is going on over at 'hereisaplacetostart' and we would love for you to come and join in the fun.

The theme this month is 'anything goes', so no excuse to have fun and get creating.

For my DT make I opted for Clean and simple style (CAS).  The first being a simple card  and then a basic bookmark.

The stamps I used are from two sets by Aall & Create, set #83 designed by Fiona Paltridge and set #154 by Tracy Evans.  The little girl character is called Lilith and I fell in love with the childlike qualities and couldn't resist using her or part of her on each creation.  The sentiment that comes with her is a must have 'believe in the magic of a smile'.  As card-maker's and crafter's we know how much making and receiving a card means.  A simple card with such a beautiful sentiment would mean a lot to anyone, especially out of the blue.

The simple card is using one of Tracy's flowers, combining the beauty and simplicity of nature along with a smile is a perfect combo in my book.

For the background of the bookmark I simply added some distress oxides and water to blending mat and 'smooshed' the card over it.  The colours I used were; worn lipstick and dusty concord - both from the Tim Holtz Ranger series.

I hope you've enjoyed my simple creations and I truly look forward to seeing your work.  Happy crafting everyone. 

To see some of Aall & Create's products at their best please check out Tracy's youtube link.... you will have seen lots of her projects in craft magazines....

I will be entering into the following challenges;

Friday, 21 June 2019

Anime new release

New Anime Release

Time seems to be going so fast!  It's time again for more fabulous Anime release's at Scrapper's Delights

We are being treated to another amazing male digi... after all we all have those awkward teen cards to make.   It can also be used for those in college or university.  The added locker's image helps to create a scene and would be great for those school day's scrapbook pages.

I used an 8x8 white card, slightly inked some card from a Stamperia paper stack (SBBL22).  The sentiments are from '7 dots studio - nature walk and hazy days'.  The sentiments work perfectly with the scrap-booking feel of the card.

The images are coloured using Copic pens.

Here is a teaser for more upcoming digi's from Scrapper's Delights.

Don't forget we have an 'anything goes' challenge blog and would love to see your work.  There is also a progressive challenge in our facebook group.

I will be entering my card into the following challenges;


Friday, 14 June 2019

New Progressive Challenge

June's Progressive Challenge

Time again for another progressive challenge over at Scrapper's Delights and this time you get a fantastic double digi image.  Perfect for Father's Day.

To join in the challenge you can find the details in the facebook group

There is also an 'anything goes' challenge on over on our blog, alongside inspiration from the design team.

Here is my creation.

I chose the boy image and went for a slightly distressed vintage look.  I tried to limit the colour use to sepia tones and tucked the digi slightly behind the rope.

Although the digi had a football and trophy the papers I used were by 'Stamperia' and called 'Sea Land'.  I inked the papers with 'vintage photo' distress ink and sprinkled water on to give a mottled effect.

With the digi being 'football themed' it would be easy to create using a person's football team colours.  I guess in this case the team is from waaaaay back (hence the vintage) lol. 

Looking forward to seeing all of your work in our challenges.

I'm hoping to enter this into the following challenges; 

challenge blog

A Place To Start.....

There is a new challenge over 'here is a place to start'.  This time we ask you to use a favourite stencil that you have.  I'm sure you will have plenty to choose from.

I used a new stencil that I have only just received.  It is already a favourite and I have used it in many creations.  In some makes I used vintage tones to work alongside piano keys.  In this I opted for modern bright colours.

It was a chance to get all inky using two of Tim Holtz's distress inks... 'picked raspberry' and 'dusty concord' which are my 'go to' colours.  After inking I simply added water droplets.

The sentiment and the stencil were both from a favourite outlet of mine and can be found here

The digi image is 'Anime Mia' from Scrapper's Delights who do amazing creations to work with.  The Anime ones are perfect for those awkward teenage cards.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team have created.

I look forward to seeing your wonderful work.

I will be entering this into the following challenges;


Friday, 7 June 2019

New digi's release

V.I.P deal

Scrapper's Delights have a new V.I.P deal, when purchasing 3 of the digi's you get the Gemini image along with many extra's which can be used in your card-making, scrapbooking, journalling, mixed media projects.

Normally I just add a link to the stunning digi's, this time I'd like to show you them here direct.

Who wouldn't love to get colouring these?  You can find them here to purchase (individually or as the VIP deal).

I used the Gemini Anime digi.

I used some gingham card stock from craft stash, which was matted onto white card.  The girls were coloured with coordinating shades using a mixture of Promarkers and Copics.  The wording is from Tim Holtz 'big chat' pad #TH93192,  the white leaves are from  Tim's funky floral 2 set #662701.  The flowers are a mixture of Dovecraft and from my craft stash.

For more inspiration please check out the Design Team's creations here.

We also have a progressive challenge that runs each month, you can check out the details in our facebook group.  As well as that we have a challenge blog
which also allows an 'anything goes' theme.

I'm delighted to say that my progressive card won a challenge recently. 

 I'm also delighted to announce that I am now part of the design team for '613 Avenue Create' challenge blog as well as 'A place to start'  challenge blog.  Plenty of inspiration can be found in all the challenge blogs, lot's of talented crafter's of all levels.

Finally before I get back to puppy duties I'd like to mention how excited I am that my blog is to be mentioned in 'Making Cards' magazine.  If you look at the right hand side bar there is direct link to the current digital subscription offer for the magazine.  (as at June 2019).  Well whilst typing this the newest addition to our family has decided to nap, so crafting can commence... happy crafting everyone!

I will be entering my card into the following challenges;

Friday, 10 May 2019

May's progressive challenge

New Challenge;

Time seems to be going so fast this year.  It's already time for May's Progressive challenge at Scrapper's Delights.

We were spoilt last time with male elf to colour, which created a lot of positive feedback.

This time we have beautiful image that can be used for Mother's day, female birthdays etc.  Please check out the details on our Facebook page.

We also have an 'anything goes challenge' on our challenge blog.

Here is my creation for the DT.

The girl image and the sentiment 'just for you mum' are available for the challenge.  I chose more traditional colours this time rather than Anime bright hair etc.

The papers I used are from Craft O'clock ... and remember range.  I layered the components and papers onto white card, although they are strong enough on their own and of a high quality.  The papers were also curved to give more dimension and die cuts also used to add extra interest.

Don't forget we have this voucher you may use on some of the digis by Scrapper's Delights and look forward to seeing what you create.

I will be entering into the following challenges;