Monday, 16 January 2017

For a man or boy at Ooh La La Challenge Blog


Jane has chosen our new theme at Ooh La La challenge blog this time and it is "For a man or a boy".

I've chosen to use the Yesterdays Memories cdrom for my DT card,

I thought it would be fun to put the framed image within a frame itself which I cut from burnished gold card. I chose a spellbinders tag for the frame which reminded me of the frames you see underneath pictures in museums. The background paper is also from the cdrom and is of fly fishes.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you over on the challenge blog.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Anything goes at Male Room Challenge


Last year I made a birthday book at my monthly Clarity workshop see this post here. To make the book we used an A3 sheet and cut it down and a couple of panels were left over. The OH had remarked that he loved the colours and design of the paper, so I used one to make his birthday card but I never got around to blogging it.

I added a Classic car stamp and some car part stamps I have. I also added the little black twig frame which I thought went well with the design.

I'm entering it into the Male Room challenge.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

"Something new" at CD Sunday challenge

I know the Crafters Companion cdrom Bebunni floral collection has been out for some time, but I've only just got a copy so it's my "something new" for the CD Sunday Challenge.

It's a bit gloomy weather wise so I thought I would make a nice cheery card. I just love these images - so cute. I thought with the backing paper from the cdrom they didn't really need anything else.

I printed the different elements and then edged some with a black sharpie before mounting them onto card.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Flower snippets

I have had this card blank for years, back when I used to cross stitch cards - I kept putting it back in the card box and then I decided I would use it!!!!!

So this is the result with some added die cuts from the snippets box. I also used some paints to colour the embossed flowers already on the card. I promise you in real life it looks much better than in the photo LOL!

I'm off to share in the snippets playground - there is bound to be some mischief as Miss Di is off on teacher training and Parsnip will be home alone.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Ombre at Less is More


I decided to use my aquatints on some card to make an ombre effect. The first card is one of the pieces just mounted behind a die cut straight into the base card. 

For the second card I had a negative from a die cut on my desk and wondered if it would make a suitable mask. Then once I had the shape I wondered what to do with it? I thought this little deck chair and sentiment from Penny Black fitted nicely and I coloured the deckchair in the ombre effect too. I drew in some birds and then for no other reason than it was on my desk added a plastic circle in the sky to balance the composition. I cut it out with a Lawn Fawn rectangle stitched die and then mounted onto the base card.

I'm entering these cards into the colour challenge for Ombre over at Less is More.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Cats or dogs at Allsorts challenge

I made this card a while ago while messing about with various frames and embelshiments in Craft Artist. I printed it out and added some flower ribbons which had been in my stash for ever - I thought they complemented the printed work.

I'm sharing today as it fits the challenge theme over on Allsorts challenge which is for Cats or dogs.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Reader DT card for Quick Cards Magazine




I'm sharing a card with you today that I made for the Reader DT for Quick Cards Magazine using this months free papers. The card unfortunately didn't make the magazine, but it is in the online gallery if you have a copy of the magazine which is out today.

No automatic alt text available.I notice on the letters page a few blogging buddies also have letters published.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Feminine at Ooh La La Challenge blog

It's time for our first challenge of 2017 over on the Ooh La La Challenge blog. Debs has chosen the theme for the challenge which is Feminine.

For my DT card I've used the Paula Oakley Collection cdrom.

I printed the backing paper directly onto my card and then scored to make the folds. I then printed the other elements and mounted onto the card.

Thanks for looking and we hope to see you over on the challenge blog.