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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Feminine 2

Time for some mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations, the design team have some lovely samples on the challenge site.

For my card I have used a Crafty Individuals stamp which I have had for some time, using up some more papers from my stash which never seems to go down ! Looked  abit plain so added some ribbon and a few card candies

Its all Green !

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday starts today. The theme this time is to use all green or use something recycled.  I thought it was an easy choice to go for the green but there are so many shades of green and not all of them blend together well.  I found this butterfly die which I don't think I've ever used and cut it from a piece of card I had coloured with distress inks , even though I used the same two inks on the mat and the little butterflies they look an entirely different colour.  The design team have some lovely inspiration over on the challenge site so hope you will pay them a visit.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Show some love

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday asks us to "show some love".  I was a bit stumped with this one as I don't do Valentine stuff but when I started looking through my stamps I actually found quite a few I could use, finally settled for Ginger and Fred Mo Manning stamp, I think it makes a lovely anniversary card for an older couple, used up a bit more DT paper from stash and a couple of die cut hearts.  The design team have some fab inspiration for you over on the challenge site.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Make It Feminine

The new challenge at Stamping Sensations is Feminine. We are sponsored this month by Bee Crafty who is a card making, rubber stamping and scrapbook supplies shop.

 JMC Designs. All images are hand drawn by Julia McNeill, an artist who lives in the north of Scotland

For the first card I have used a very old Papermania stamp set for the flower and text, background done with brusho and a bit of stencilling. I am trying to use up some DP and the background is a piece from my stash. The butterflies are a little freebie stamp and I've no idea where it came from.

My second card is using a digi stamp called  Cosmo Polly from JMC designs,
coloured with Copics and again using some background papers from my stash.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

White Space

Finally got down to making a card after a long break from crafting, two stays in hospital and lot of outpatient appointments.   Made this card for Try It On Tuesday challenge which is "White Space or
colourful grunge"  I used a new stamp I got for Christmas, Stampendous Flutters and Flowers, coloured with water colour paints and 3d the blue butterfly.  Hope you will visit the challenge blog and see the teams inspirations.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Christmas is coming

It's time for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday and the theme is Christmas Is Coming. There are some lovely samples from the design team on the challenge site so hope you will go and show them some appreciation.  Unusually for me my card is all die cuts, white pearlescent and gold card. I must admit I am quite traditional about Christmas and I always like a nativity scene.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Winter Wonderland

Time for the December challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this time the theme is Winter Wonderland.  I have used an Inkylicious stamp and pan pastel for my card.  the little stars are gold even though they don't look it on here. Hope to see you on our last challenge of the year.,

Anything Goes

The new challenge at Stamping Sensations this month is Anything goes .  We are sponsored this month by Be Creative and there is a lovely prize to be won.  Please make sure your entry has stamping as the main focal point for your entry to be considered for the prize, s small stamped sentiment does nor count. 

For my cards I have used my favourite Christmas tree from Stampin Up's Lovely as a tree set and the stamped poinsettia is also an old time favourite, I think it is from Crafters Companion but I have lost the packaging.  

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Away in a manger

Time again for a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday. The theme this time is Inspired By A Song/Carol.  I've gone with the Carol option as I had just got this Woodware stamp and wanted to use it.  Unfortunately I have had great difficulty in getting it to stamp properly, this is the best out of several attempts so it's not going to be the quick Christmas card stamp I thought it was going to be!
Stamped with Versafine and clear embossed, coloured with distress inks.The back ground is coloured with the same DI and stamped with a liitle star stamp from a free set.I hope you will visit the challenge site and see the lovely samples by the design team and then join in our challenge

I'd also like to add my card to The Rudolph Day challenge, last one for this year and I've managed to enter every month this year.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Traditional Christmas

Time for mid month post at Stamping Sensations challenge to use traditional colours. For my card I have used Chocolate Baroque A Tomte Christmas stamps, I particularly love the jaunty little reindeer. There is still plenty of time to enter the challenge and there is a great prize to be won.  Please make sure your entry has stamping as the focal point if it is to be considered for the prize.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

cold, cold,cold

 Well, better late than never so they say so here I am with my DT card for the new challenge at
 Try It On Tuesday, the challenge theme is cold,cold, cold. There are some fabulous samples by the DT team on the challenge site so hope you will pop over and visit them

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Feeling happy!

I've just done my Christmas card making evening with almost forty non crafters and they all loved it! Fab fun evening ( think the wine helped tooπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„) I was so worried about doing it but everything was fine and I got paid too LOL

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Traditional Colours

Its time for the November challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we want to see traditional Christmas colours.  We are sponsored this month by Chocolate Baroque and there are some lovely stamps to be won !

For my card I used distress inks Festive Berries and Twisted Citron for the background piece and did a bit of water splattering, then stamped the berry sprigs all over it.  I stamped the poinsettia on a piece of white card and coloured it with the same distress inks but it looked a bit wish washy so went over it with pro markers, added a bit of glitter to the flower centres.

I Hope you will join in our challenge but please remember that to be in with a chance of winning a prize your entry must be stamped and follow the theme. A small added sentiment does not count, the stamping needs to be the main point of your entry.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Colours of Autumn

The new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is Colours Of Autumn so for my card  I have used various distress inks and embossed the background piece with a leaf folder. The top piece is stamped with a very old Hero Arts stamp, the leaves are from a free Crafty Individual stamp which I have had for ever , the sentiment is Inkilicious.  The design team have some fabulous pieces of art to inspire you so please pop over to the challenge site and take a look.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Dashing Through The Snow

It's time for Rudolph Day again and I am trying to make sure I enter every month this year.  For my card I have used an inked embossing folder ( I did try stamping on the folder too but was not too sucessful.  I do like the Merry Moose die, makes me smile he's so jaunty in his red bridle and collar !