Saturday, August 27, 2016

#189 National Teddy Bear Day

Hello there,
Well it's that time again for joining in the fun over at My Sheri Crafts  and this time around it is the turn of owner Sheri to choose. Sheri has noticed it is National Teddy Bear Day in the U.S. on the 9th September so she thought it would be fun to use a little guy or two on your projects.

I needed a wedding card for my son to give 2 colleagues at work who are getting married over in Las Vegas in mid September. Here is what I made for him.

The image is one from a pre-coloured sheet by Hobby House using the image by Sylvia Zet. I cut it out using my new stitched square die. I had been making another wedding card at the time and the papers I have used on this were all cut offs from that.

The pastel green has been embossed using Sue Wilson's board and the pastel blue at the top is pearled. I used a pearl pink card to mat the image on to and also cut a pennant trim die the stamp is one of my new ones by Verve from the Love Everlasting set.
The flowers are from a new online shop I have found The Ribbon Girl she has some wonderful stuff on there and great prices too. I added a couple of SB fern sprigs and a little SB corner heart to the flowers to fill it out. My usual 3 gems to the corner and there we are.

Thanks for stopping by today, please pop over to the other girls blogs to see what fun cards they have made and then it's your turn to join in.
Pop back again soon to see the other wedding card I have made. Leave me a word or two so I know you have visited as I love to read them.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello Again,
Well as I said I have 2 posts today and this is the second. It is yet another using the Augusts Viva La Verve sketch #2.
I think this is such a fun sketch to use.

Here is my card.

This card is a 6x6 tent fold card which I matted on to it this wonderful flower paper, I'm afraid I can't remember where it came from but I have kept this small piece for a very long time!
I used some brown with cream dot satin ribbon and a big brown button which I saw one of the Diva's tying the bow behind and thought 'how cute' so I coppied.
The Happy Birthday is a plain Jane but no longer available. I stamped that using Espresso and cut it out with a stiched square die with a couple of mats for good measure. The distressed flower paper on the horizontal strip is also a precious save.
To finish off I added a few blooms and sprightly sprigs, then some dots of Liquid Pearls in platinum.

I am also entering this card in to the challenge over at  lil patch of crafty friends 

Thanks for stopping by.

Viva La Verve #2 August.

Today I have two posts and this is the first. It is my card for the second Viva La Verve  sketch for August

When I saw this I knew I would be able to join in.

Here is my card.

It is a 6x6 tent fold. I made my own background paper using a plastic bag and 4 distress ink pads. I added 2 images off the Better With You  set embossing on parts of the beans with WOW hot chocolate embossing powder.
Then I stamped the Java stamp on a cut off of cream card. The stripe is a paper I have had for years which I also used to paper piece on to the coffee cups. The main sentiment is off the set too which I cut out using a stiched circle die.
The Happy Birthday is from Simply Amazing set which I stamped in Butterscotch and cut my own fishtail banner. Everything is lifted using my trusty Pin Flare Glue.

I am also entering this card in to the following challenges. Scrabook Stamp Society, anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a word or two so I know you have been.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Christmas in Red

Just managed to make another Christmas card yesterday whilst DH was out fishing. This one is following the theme over at Jingle Belles which is red. The card must be predominantly the colour red. So here is my take.

The card is a 6x6 cream card blank which I have matted deep red glitter card. I have used up several scraps on this too such as the Kaisercraft edge strip, the Santa paper and the Merry cut which is one I made years ago using a loaned Cricut cartridge.
The main image is by Bee Crafty and is called Claus and he is just lovely to stamp and emboss. I used JudiKins Rockin Red embossing powder which gives him a sort of golden red glow. He also got a touch of glitter card behind before going down using foam pads. I added 3 tiny buttons which I have had years and another stamp from I think Hero Art saying Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today

I am also entering this card in to the following challenges

Merry Monday Christmas Catch Up covering #203 use glitter and #195 use buttons

the sketchy challenges #102 anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August Diva Dare

Today I have made a card to add to the August Diva Dare over at Verve Stamps. The challenge is one to use either the photo or the colours of soft olive, soft yellow or vintage rose.

I decided to use the colours and the ribbon/threads on the dream catcher. Here is my take

 I have made a 6x6, first down is a soft olive cardstock and on to that I tried something new that I have seen on Pinterest. I took a piece of card through an embossing folder, then using some long forgotten chalks I chose soft pastel colours and swirled them about in no particular design. I matted that on to the base but not before adding 4 threads leaving plenty to hang. The sentiment is from the words of wisdom stamp set by Verve which I stamped on to a coral card which then went down on to the olive.
I decided to add some perfect pearls in similar pastel colours to the panel and the corners of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a word or two so I know you have been.


I am also joining in with the challenge over at the sketchy challenges 
anything goes. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

#460 Mojo Monday

I thought I'd enter in to this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.

I needed a card for my friend, saw the sketch and thought I'd use it. So here is my take.

 It's a 5x8 card, using a lovely olive paper with the swirls. Then I used a scrap of paper that I couldn't throw out but first I folded it and inked the edges. Then I cut a doily from the same background paper and inked the edges with worn lipstick on to that I added a soft yellow stitched circle. Then I matted a old rose pink square on to the last bit of the flower paper.
The sentiment is a gold peeloff which I have coloured with pear green Promarker and added that on to the same soft yellow and back ground paper as before.
To finish off I decided to add two flowers with a flourish in gold and a green sprig and of course a few gems.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I am also entering this in to the August Verve Diva Inspirational Challenge

Saturday, August 13, 2016

# 188 Back to School

Hello there,

Over at myshericrafts design team sister Raquel has asked us to make a project which is related to 'back to school' or possibly college. As I have no one at school age anymore I decided to make a altered note book cover for a 6th former.

I first painted the cover in pink acrylic paint then added a piece of pink paper which had a fine blue line running through it. I stamped odd uplifting words all over along with tiny hearts, I also added a banner to the bottom then I cut the scribble line design die cut and added that. I cut flowers and leaves using scraps of paper and cut out the 'awesome' adjective from two scraps.
The image is coloured with my Promarkers and lifted using foam pads on top of a animal skin patterned paper. A few gems to the flowers, scattered a few sequins and finally added a tiny glitter gold heart.

Items used...
 simply amazing 
Spellbinders Flower die.
wings of love
amazing adjectives
Pennant die
scribble die

I will also enter this project in other challenges too.

Thanks for stopping by today.