Can hardly believe I haven't blogged for over two weeks, apart from making a couple of DT cards for scheduled posts haven't had time for any crafting. Very hard to get a decent picture of my card as its almost white on white, click on it for a better view, it does have a lot of glitter which doesn't show up on here. My favourite stamp of this year, Inkylicious Winter Lodge, certainly had my moneys worth out of this little stamp. First layer embossed with die sire snowflake EF, second layer is glittered with some very ancient Judikins Iridescent embossing powder, very sparkly and pretty. Very lightly inked the main panel with DI ( used my new foam ink blenders, not too sure about them !) and the lovely Sizzix die cut trees. I'd just like to wish everyone who visits my blog a Very, Very Happy Christmas and hope you all get lots of lovely crafting goodies from Santa , I'm sure you've all been very good girls LOL.
This week at Cardz4guyz it is my turn to choose the challenge and I'm asking for Traditional
I've gone with red/green and gold for my card. I've used an old Penny Black brush strokes stamp, coloured the stamp with some old Tombow marker pens and spritzed with water before stamping.
I've had these pens for ever and they are still going strong ,long after my copics and promarkers are all drying up. The red panel is embossed with an embossing folder that was free with a magazine as was the Dashing through the snow stamp. I wish I could remember where I got the twine as I could do with some more, I like it on mens cards where it would not be appropriate to use ribbon.
Hope you will join us in our challenge, just remember your card must be masculine design for any age group.
This month at Stamping Sensations we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and there is a fabulous prize of ribbons and embellishment to be won. Our Challenge is Anything Goes With A Stamp and Ribbon so lots of scope there ! As we are a stamping challenge we must see stamping as a focal point.
I have really struggled with getting a photo of my card, I normally scan my cards, quick and easy, but I didn't want to squash the bow. It took me longer to tie the bow than make the rest of the card, I really struggle to get a decent one and I'm disappointed at how it looks on here, the ribbon is a gorgeous green satin and nowhere near as dark as it appears here .Background is an old Hero Arts Christmas script and the sentiment is Stampers Anonymous.
For My card this month I have used Sizzix Holiday Joy Stamps and Dies. Background is homemade spray made with metallic acrylic paints ( lovely shimmer in real life!) torn paper mask, memory box star which is actually shiny gold and the frantage blizzard .
Challenge 99 at Cardz4guyz is for CAS Christmas. Not often I do CAS but I am increasingly finding myself drawn to it. For my card I have used a snowflake embossing folder and my all time favourite snowman ! He makes me smile just looking at him. I have to confess it is not my stamp but he has lived at my house for years now and I was quite devastated when his owner decided to take him home, however she has very kindly brought him back and left him in my care again. I hope you will join us in our challenge this week
My name is Joan.I am retired person who spends far too much time playing with rubber stamps and anything crafty, not particularly gifted but like to have a go at anything. I am married with one grown up daughter and live in a village in North Yorkshire